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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 Result

Sidzumo retains SA title

By Ron Jackson

Sikulule Sidzumo who was making the first defence of his South African junior welterweight title upset the form book when he stopped the highly regarded Samuel Malinga in the seventh round at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London on Sunday. The southpaw Sidzumo from Mdantsane (now 18-3-4, 12 KOs), a former SA lightweight champion, hurt Malinga (22-7-2, 13 KOs) with a shot to the body soon after the bell for the seventh round and after another series blows to the body and with the challenger not fighting back, referee Andile Matika waved the fight off at 37 seconds into the round. (more…)



November 15th, 2010



Boxing News

Antonio Margarito Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Naoki Fukuda

Former world champion Antonio Margarito suffered a fractured orbital bone under his right eye during his fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. “The Tijuana Tornado” may have surgery Tuesday at Dallas Methodist Hospital of Dallas (Texas). The operation can’t be done until the inflammation around Margarito’s eye is reduced. Pacquiao connected with 474 punches during the fight, mostly power shots to the head.



November 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Chisora blasts Harrison

Derek Chisora has vowed to restore the credibility of British heavyweight boxing when he takes on WBO and IBF World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko on December 11 in Germany. He was left unimpressed with David Haye’s three round victory over Audley Harrison at the weekend and for the embarrassing performance put up by the 2000 Olympic Champion. “Harrison didn’t even go in there and try. I can’t think of anything worse, especially when you are fighting for what is supposed to be the most treasured prize in sport – the heavyweight championship of the world. I’d never show my face again if I fought like that. It was pathetic,” blasted Chisora. (more…)



November 15th, 2010

Boxing News

SD boxing card Thursday

By Felipe Leon

In what has been a busy fall boxing season in San Diego, CA, Bobby D. Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions present “Showdown at the Crowne” this Thursday, November 18th. The six bout fight card will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, a suburb of San Diego, and it will mark the first time that the veteran San Diego boxing promoter sets up shop at that venue.

In the main event, undefeated Cuban exile Lester “Cubanito” Gonzalez (11-0-1, 6KOs) and upset minded Chris “The Last Chapter” Chatman (8-1, 4KOs), both of San Diego and southpaws, will battle it out for the California State super welterweight title over eight rounds. (more…)



November 15th, 2010

Full Report

Report/Gallery: Manfredo-Berrio

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photography by Emily Harney

It was a homecoming celebration for the finalist of season one of “The Contender,” as for the first time in two years, “The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. (36-6, 20 KOs) returned to a boxing ring in Rhode Island as he stopped Jhon Berrio (15-8, 11 KOs) in front of a standing room only crowd at the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI on Friday night. After landing body shot after body shot on Berrio over the first six rounds of the fight, Berrio was unable to come off the stool for round seven as Manfredo Jr. had ended up breaking Columbia native’s ribs. With the TKO victory, Manfredo Jr. is next set to defend his IBO title in January at a site to be determined. Undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach (23-0, 11 KOs) dominated his opponent Galen Brown (33-15, 20 KOs) over four rounds as he knocked him down three times en route to a fourth round TKO stoppage. The nine bout fight card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports in association with DiBella Entertainment. Click here for the entire ringside report and action packed photogallery.



November 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Flores ready to dethrone Green

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

B J Flores (24-0-1, 15 KOs) is confident he will defeat Danny Green (30-3, 27 KOs) at the Challenge Stadium in Perth, Western Australia when they clash for the IBO cruiserweight title on Wednesday. Flores is based in Chandler, Arizona but was born in San Francisco and at 6’2 stands one inch taller than Green and weighs around 200 pounds with Green expected to be 185 pounds. Flores’ last fight was when he stopped Epifano Mendoza in four rounds in August 2009. The confident American is surprised he has supporters in Australia and says Green is in for a surprise on Wednesday.

“After this fight he will realize that he bit off a little bit more than he can chew,” said Flores, who has received messages of support from Perth boxing fans disillusioned with Green after his 29-second stoppage of Paul Briggs in July. (more…)



November 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Martinez arrives in Philadelphia

Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KOs) arrived at the Philadelphia airport earlier this afternoon to make his way to Atlantic City for his upcoming battle on Saturday, November 20th that is set to take place at the Boardwalk Hall. Martinez, who is the reigning WBC middleweight champion, will defend his title against Paul “The Punisher” Williams (39-1, 27 KO) in a rematch of their December 5, 2009 slugfest which had both fighters knocked down in round one and Williams winning by majority decision after twelve action-packed back-and-forth rounds.



November 15th, 2010

Boxing News

The Bengu Years in Salisbury

By Ron Jackson

When Dave Wellings saw a boxer trying to pull on his gloves with his teeth he got caught up in a fascinating period of sport and political change. Several years later, Wellings wrote The Bengu Years, a story of travel and adventure, and trials and tribulations, during his time as a boxing promoter in Salisbury, Rhodesia, now Harare in Zimbabwe. (more…)



November 15th, 2010

Full Report

Pacquiao-Margarito: Full Report

Pacman captures record 8th world title

By Jeff Zimmerman and Peter Lim at ringside
Pacquiao-Margarito photos: Naoki Fukuda
Undercard photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs) once again gobbled up his bigger, stronger opponent with his speed and power and this time it was over the controversial Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs) who bravely or crazily withstood the assault over twelve rounds. Pacquiao won a resounding unanimous decision with scores of 120-108, 118-110, and 119-109 in front of 41,734 at Cowboy Stadium. (more…)



November 14th, 2010

Boxing News

Burgos headed to Japan

Photo: Jan Sanders/Thompson Boxing

Before leaving for Japan, undefeated Mexican Juan Carlos Burgos (25-0, 18 KOs) commented on his November 26 clash against highly regarded former world champion and national boxing hero Hozumi Hasegawa (28-3, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBC featherweight title. The bout will take place at the Nihon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya.

“I think every boxer has goals to make it to a world title fight, my trainers, my family, my promoters and my fans have high hopes for me. It’s now up to me to bring back this championship to Mexico, a dream I had since I was a young boy,” said Burgos before his departure. “Hasegawa is a valiant and legendary champion in Japan and it will a be a huge honor for me to trade leather with him.” (more…)



November 14th, 2010

Boxing News

Chagaev ready for Haye

"That fight wasn't world championship level"

Yesterday Universum heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev (26-1-1, 17 KOs) watched the “Battle of Britain” between WBA champion David Haye and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison on TV. Chagaev, the WBA mandatory challenger, is the next opponent for Haye who won by third round TKO.

“I am totally disappointed by this performance,” commented Chagaev. “This fight was not at world championship level. Harrison didn’t do anything. In three rounds I saw three jabs. That’s it. And this was in a world championship fight. Haye only waited for the first two rounds, if he had started earlier, everyone could have gone to bed. I was as disappointed as the 22,000 spectators in the arena. Now the fight between Haye and I will be between the only boxers who have defeated Valuev. This will be an exciting fight, which I’m very happy about. Haye said he would like to retire on October 13 on his birthday, but he’ll already be able to do this after our fight since he’ll lose against me. I’ll be his first genuine test at heavyweight. I was a world champion and will be again. That belt belongs to me. The only reason I lost it was I was forced to vacate it.”



November 14th, 2010

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC 122

Report by Brady Crytzer
Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

In the main event of UFC 122, Japan’s Yushin “Thunder” Okami defeated Nate “The Great” Marquardt by unanimous decision to become the number one contender for Anderson Silva’s world middleweight championship in 2011.

Okami took the initiative, being the larger fighter, and began to walk down his American opponent. Once Marquardt was backed into the fence Okami shot for a takedown which was defended by his opponent. In the exchange both men fell to the ground and, after giving up on a guillotine choke, Marquardt assumed the top position. The grappling contest was a strategic one and as “Thunder” began to reposition, Marquardt snapped on another choke attempt which allowed Okami to control from the half guard. As the men grew increasingly restless, they worked back to their feet and Okami drove Marquardt into the cage. As the round came to a close, Okami was able to work his opponent to the mat . . . Click here for more



November 14th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao discusses ‘hardest fight’

By Robert Hughes
Photos By Robert Hughes

Sometimes a post-fight press conference is a lonely, quiet place for reporters to work. But with a chance to ask Manny Pacquiao questions, this one was overflowing. After about 40 minutes of promoter Bob Arum trying to conduct a mostly one-man backstage show with the help of HBO executive Mark Taffet, Arum finally introduced “the greatest boxer that I’ve ever seen.” On queue walks in the smiling winner, Manny Pacquiao, but with a bruised, puffy and lightly cut face greeting the media.

That’s something not always seen after a Pacquiao fight. But this one was different.

“It’s a really hard fight, this is the hardest fight in my boxing career,” Pacquiao said. “Margarito is really tough and strong… I feel it, he’s big, bigger than me.” (more…)



November 14th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito Notes

By Robert Hughes

Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao is the greatest fighter I’ve ever seen.
Freddy Roach: Manny fought a great fight tonight. Margarito showed a lot of heart…Manny carried him the last two rounds.
Manny Pacquiao: This was the hardest fight in my boxing career….I felt pity for him (in the last two rounds).
Official attendance: 41,732
Note: Margarito went directly to the hospital afterward to have his cuts treated.
Note: Manny’s Mom suffered an anxiety attack, but she’s OK.



November 14th, 2010

Boxing News

Allen stops Brinson in 7th

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Sure, if you’re a boxing fan with a few bucks to drop on a live seat for Pacquiao-Margarito, then Arlington, Texas and the cozy confines of Cowboys Stadium was the place to be. But if you’re a hard-core fan from Upstate, New York, looking to see some local rivalries get settled in the ring, then Albany, New York’s Washington Ave. Armory was the place to be. ARES Promotions put on a seven bout card with two state titles at stake, including a main event where somebody’s “0” had to go. (more…)



November 14th, 2010

Boxing Result

Pacquiao dominates Margarito

By Jeff Zimmerman and Peter Lim at ringside
Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Super welterweight Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs) added another chapter to his legendary career on Saturday night before a huge crowd at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Pacquiao won a world title in a record eighth weight class (WBC junior middleweight) with a brutal twelve round beating of Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs). Pacquiao was a little better in round one against the much bigger Margarito who was 17 pounds heavier at fight time. Both fighters landed big shots in round two. Pacman had the edge in round three, landing more clean shots. Pacman began to bust up Margarito in round four landing many clean shots. Another big round for Manny in the sixth. Huge cut under Margarito’s right eye. Margarito had some good moments in the sixth, trapping Pacquiao on the ropes. Margarito was still in the fight in the seventh, but it was Manny’s round. Margarito trapped Manny on the ropes several times in the eighth but Manny fought his way out of it. Still Margarito came on hard. Pacquiao kept the fight in the center of the ring in the ninth much to his advantage. Big rounds for Pacman in the tenth and eleventh. Pacman had mercy on the game, nearly blind Margarito in the twelfth and carried him to the final bell. Scores were 120-108, 118-110, 119-109.

Welterweight contender Mike Jones (23-0, 18 KOs) won a ten round majority decision firefight with Jesus Soto-Karass (24-5-3, 16 KOs). Jones, rated in the top four of all sanctioning bodies, went for the KO in round two with a long, sustained assault, which Soto-Karass weathered. Although busted up, Soto-Karass came back in round three to punish a seemingly punched out Jones and applied pressure the rest of the fight. Jones got his second wind in the later rounds. Scores were 94-94, 95-94, 97-93. With the win, Jones retained his NABA, NABO and WBC Continental Americas belts.

Guillermo Rigondeaux, 7-0 (5 KOs), scored a 12-round split decision over Ricardo Cordoba, 37-3-2 (23 KOs), to capture the WBA interim super bantamweight title. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Rigondeaux was the aggressor for the first six rounds. He stalked Cordoba around the ring and darted in and out of range with combinations but missed more than he landed. Cordoba tried to counter but he too missed more than he landed. Rigondeaux sent Cordoba to a knee with a left to the ribcage in the fourth and Cordoba returned the favor dropping Rigondeaux to a knee in the next round. Rigondeaux decided to change strategies in the second half of the bout as he glided around the ring and made Cordoba chase him. Neither fighter landed anything significant but Rigondeaux missed less. The crowd booed the lack of action as early as the third round and entertained themselves by doing the wave. Scores were 114-112 and 117-109 for Rigondeaux and 114-112 for Cordoba.

WBA #1, WBC #4 lightweight Brandon Rios remained undefeated at 26-0-1 (19 KOs), stopping Omri Lowther, 14-3 (10 KOs), at 2:17 of the fifth round. Rios hurt Lowther with a one-two and followed up with sharp power punches. Referee Raul Caiz intervened as Lowther’s corner was climbing up the ring to throw in the towel. For more details and photos click here…



November 14th, 2010

UFC

Okami decisions Marquardt

Results by Brady Crytzer

In the main event of UFC 122, Japan’s Yushin “Thunder” Okami defeated Nate “The Great” Marquardt by unanimous decision to become the number one contender for Anderson Silva’s world middleweight championship in 2011. In round one, Okami controlled the fight from the top position and appeared to be the stronger man. Round two saw Marquardt successfully shut-down the takedowns of Okami and score with hard right hands. The third and final round witnessed Okami take over with long jabs and right hands. Judges’ scorecards read 29-28 twice and 30-27 in favor of Okami. (more…)



November 14th, 2010

Boxing Result

Fedchenko edges Corley

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Serhiy Fedchenko (27-1, 13 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBO light welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley (37-15-1, 22 KOs) on Saturday night to claim the vacant WBO European light welterweight title at the Sportpalace Lokomotiv, Kharkov, Ukraine. The scores were 120-110, 117-113, 119-110. (more…)



November 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Haye TKOs Harrison in three

By Karl Freitag

Photo: Sauerland Event

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KOs) scored a third round TKO over 39-year-old former Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison (27-5, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. Little action in round one brought booing from the crowd. Haye was a bit more aggressive in round two, while Harrison was again very passive. Haye finally opened up in round three and floored Audley with a barrage of punches. Harrison beat the count, but referee Luis Pabon stopped it moments later after more punishment from Haye. Time was 1:53.

After the fight, Haye stated that he could have knocked out Harrison at any time but waited until round three because his friends had made bets on him winning via third round KO. He also guaranteed that he would fight one of the the Klitschkos in 2011. (more…)



November 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Chavez-Gomez Dallas Presser

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Nonito Donaire and Alfonso Gomez pose during a press conference for their upcoming big fights on Top Rank’s “In Harms Way” to be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on December 4 and broadcast live on pay-per-view. Click here for more photos…



November 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Cunningham, Paris Victorious

By Lindy Lindell
Photos by Bob Ryder

Two Michiganians, light heavyweight Darryl Cunningham, and welterweight Vernon Paris, continued their winning ways last night in two ten-rounders put together by Carlos Llinas under the banner of a co-promoters Ron Remus and Greg Ahrens. Neither had stiff competition as Cunningham advanced to (21-2) and Paris stayed undefeated at (23-0). In winning all ten rounds against Rubin Williams, (29-13), Cunningham also picked up the World Boxing Foundation All Americas light heavyweight title, a belt Williams had challenged for at 168 earlier. For more details and photos click here…



November 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Jaco destroys Collins

By Christopher P. Cook at ringside

Terry Trekas and One Punch Productions ended the year for Tampa boxing with a nine fight extravaganza. In front of a capacity crowd at the Tampa Westshore DoubleTree Hotel, local light heavyweight favorite Adam Jaco (9-3-1, 4 KOs) won his fifth straight match easily, knocking out Adam Collins (7-4-0, 5 KOs). The night also saw the return of super middleweight “Blood Bath” Brian Chiary (10-6-1, 2 KOs) after an almost three year hiatus. Overall it was an exciting night to end the year for Tampa boxing. (more…)



November 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Duran overwhelms Vanda

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Ossie Duran (25-8-2, 9 KOs) made a signature statement on Friday night at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen New Jersey winning a one sided ten round unanimous decision victory over Matt “The Predator” Vanda (43-12, 25 KOs) with his clear cut unanimous decision victory. He is back at a comfortable weight and is ready to take on the best the middleweight division has to offer. In the co-feature of the evening hot junior welterweight knockout artist Juan “JZ” Zegarra (6-0, 6 KOs) kept his perfect knockout streak intact with a second round stoppage of Bryan “The Brick” Abraham (2-4-2, 2 KOs). The entertaining six bout card promoted Gulf Stream Promotions. (more…)



November 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Not only Pacquiao and Margarito

By Gilberto Jesus Mendoza
WBA Executive Vice-President

While David Devon “The Hayemaker” Haye, Audley Harrison, Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba and Guillermo Rigondeaux, will today without any doubt mark part of boxing history, it is impossible not to be hyped by the great Pacquiao v. Margarito bout in Arlington, Texas. Truth is boxing needs big events and this welterweight clash is a classic with no exemption. The WBA might not be involved, but my boxing heart just desires the best man win tonight at Cowboy Stadium.

But let’s now concentrate on the WBA championship bouts. (more…)



November 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Maxwell edges Ahtong

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Australian welterweight Super Steve Maxwell ( 9-4, 6 KOs) was awarded a twelve round split decision over Alex “The Hammer”Ahtong (4-9-2, 3 KOs) in an action-packed bout that had the fans cheering throughout at the Tattersalls Park Function Center that overlooks the picturesque Derwent River in Glenorchy, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on Friday. The 5’8 Maxwell was aggressive and throwing power shots from the opening bell, but was met by stiff resistance from the rangy 5’11 Ahtong, who, boxing from the southpaw stance. Ahtong scored with effective right jabs and left crosses and inflicted a cut over Maxwell left eye in round two. In round four a left hook bomb from Maxwell dropped Ahtong for the first time in his career and he looked in trouble until the bell sounded. Referee Tony Marretta warned Ahtong in rounds eight and ten for holding. At the conclusion of twelve rounds the scores were 117-114, 116-113, 114-117. (more…)



November 13th, 2010




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