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|Abraham, Smith work out in advance of Saturday's fight|
Press Release: WBO super middleweight title holder Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) and challenger Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs) treated fans to a public workout today in a shopping center ahead of their title fight on Saturday night at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany. The challenger was up first, joined by his trainer Joe Gallagher. "This is the fight I have been dreaming of,’’ said Smith. "Now I’m here in Germany, I’m not going to let this opportunity pass me by... I will be bringing the belt back to England with me.’’
|New champion alert: Javier Mendoza|
Javier Mendoza W12 Ramon Garcia Hirales... The IBF has a new 108-pound champion as Javier Mendoza defeated Ramon Garcia Hirales for the vacant title over the weekend in an all-Mexican battle held in Tijuana. The title was vacant since the prior champion, Jon Riel Casimiero, failed to make weight back in May. Against Mendoza, Hirales was knocked down twice and lost a point for low blows. Official scores were 115-110 (twice) and 116-109 for Mendoza. The new champion, who turned pro at age 16 and is now 23, has a record of 22-2-1. Hirales holds a 2010 win over Casimiero and was a WBO 108-pound titlist in 2011, but lost title fights to Donnie Nietes and Roman Gonzalez. Hirales is now 20-5-1. source: laaficion.com
Omar A. Narvaez W12 Felipe Orucuta... Fighting in his home nation of Argentina, Omar Andres Narvaez retained the WBO 115-pound title against Mexico's Felipe Orucuta via majority decision on Saturday. Official scores were 114-114 and 116-112 (twice) for Narvaez. Now 43-1-2, Narvaez has been a WBO titlist at 112 or 115 pounds nearly continuously since 2002. His lone loss was to Nonito Donaire at 118 pounds, but Narvaez has rarely fought the best competition available and has rarely left Argentina. This was the second time Orocuta (29-3) lost to Narvaez. In 2013, he dropped a split decision to Marvaez, also in Argentina. source: wbo website
|WBC announces eliminator to determine Santa Cruz mandatory|
According to the WBC, Andres “Jaguar” Gutierrez and Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz will face each other on November 8th in Queretaro, Mexico. The WBC has sanctioned the bout as an eliminator in the 122-pound category, meaning the winner will become the mandatory challenger for the current titlist, Leo Santa Cruz. Although the Mexico-based WBC has chosen two Mexicans for the eliminator, this bout is the rare occasion where the WBC picked two worthy contenders. Gutierrez is 30-0-1 with 22 KOs. In his last American bout, Gutierrez stopped Salvador Sanchez, a relative of the hall of famer with the same name. The WBC reports that Gutierrez has already completed a mont of training in Guadalajara, led by Jose Chepo Reynoso. Ruiz is 34-2 with 30 KOs. He went to Japan in 2012 and challenged Japanese idol Koki Kameda for the WBA 118-pound title, and lost by split decision. --Scott Shaffer
|Henry Ramirez training heavyweight Alexander Flores|
Press Release: The return of heavyweight Alexander Flores (14-1) to the ring after a six-month layoff, will take place on October 16th at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Flores will be matched with Lancaster's Avery Gibson (4-4), who is coming off an upset of previously undefeated Danny Kelly in August.
|Chad Dawson to make Oct. 4th return to Connecticut|
Press Release: Showtime Boxing has announced that the co-feature for its October 4th special edition will feature former world light heavyweight champion "Bad" Chad Dawson (32-3, 18 KOs) facing Pennsylvania's Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14 KOs) in a ten rounder. The bout will be held in Dawsons home state of Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The main event is an IBF 130-pound championship bout between Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (20-0 with 1NC and 12 KOs) defending against Fernando Saucedo (52-5-3, 8 KOs).
|George Groves calls out Anthony Dirrell|
Press Release: George Groves bounced back from two losses to Carl Froch by defeating France's Christopher Rebrasse via unanimous decision in England. The former British and Commonwealth champion has now added the European championship to his resume. The bout was also a WBC eliminator meaning the super middleweight can prepare for a mandatory challenge against current title holder Anthony Dirrell. "Dirrell has already made some statements, he’s a bit cheeky, a little bit outspoken,’’ said Groves. "He’s been quite disrespectful to Rebrasse. I knock out a lot of guys and Rebrasse took some big shots. I’m not sure Dirrell could stand up to some of the punches I landed tonight. He has said he doesn’t want to fight me, that he doesn’t want to come to the UK but now he may just have to.’’ Groves' pomoter Kalle Sauerland says he is ready to begin negotiations for a WBC title fight. "We’re ready to start to talking to Dirrell’s people. I don’t see any other options for them, there are no bigger fights out there. George is a natural entertainer inside and outside the ring. He has a style that would be very appealing to a US audience.’’
|Weekend wrap-up: more late results|
Joey Dawejko KO1 Yohan Banks ... This past Friday night at Harrahs Philadelphia, heavyweight Joey Dawejko scored his fourth straight win and his second consecutive first-round knockout by destroying Yohan Banks in 94 seconds. About forty-five seconds into the bout, Dawejko (12-3-2) dropped Banks (7-9-3) with a hard left hook. Banks was clearly hurt and went down again from two more lefts. Dawejko clearly smelled blood and put Banks down for a third and final time with two more lefts. The win comes on the heels of first-round stoppage by Dawejko over David Williams on August 2nd. Dawejko has nox registered six knockdowns in his last 3:22 of work. source: Club 1957 Management
Oscar Ahlin TKO6 Olegs Fedotovs ... Swedish supermiddleweight Oscar Ahlin improved to 10-0 with 9 Kos by stopping Latvia's Olegs Fedotovs (18-16 with 12 KOs) on Saturday night in London. The bout was part of the George Groves vs. Christopher Rebrasse undercard. Ahlin, who returned following an eleven-month injury lay-off, said, "I felt a little rusty at first. But I think I did well, and most importantly I got the job done. Fedotovs was a tough opponent but I felt I had him under pressure for most of the fight. I was happy to get the stoppage in the sixth round.’’ source: sauerland event
|Weekend wrap-up: Cruiserweight Palacios returns to win column|
Francisco W8 Epifanio Mendoza... In Orlando, Florida, cruiserweight Francisco “Wizard” Palacios returned from two years of inactivity with a near-shutout of Colombia's Epifanio Mendoza. Out of the ring for two years due to promotional difficulties [Don King], Palacios showed no ring rust. The Orlando based Puerto Rican used his technical skills and ring generalship to control Mendoza. The official scores were 80-71 three times. Palacios, who co-promoted the card, ups his professional ledger to 22-2 with 13 KOs. Mendoza is now 39-19-1 with 34 KOs. “I’m happy with my performance and want to thank my new trainer John Scully for helping me stay sharp,” said Palacios, who dropped a WBC title shot to Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in 2012. source for all results: KO Publicity press release
|Weekend wrap-up: Seldin wins, Gotay loses in Long Island|
Cletus Seldin KO2 Ramesis Gil... On Friday in Huntington, New York undefeated, junior welterweight Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (14-0 with 11 KOs) blasted out Ramesis Gil with a one-punch knockout in the second round. Both boxers landed hard shots in round one. The bout ended with Seldin landing a right hand on Gil's chin. [Gil crumpled to the mat and was counted out. Gil (8-9-5 with 5 KOs) has now lost five in a row and six out of his last seven.] source: star boxing press release
|Daily Bread Sunday Edition:(9-21-14), By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards|
I can’t see how writer Doug Fischer does not believe Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao are all-time greats. He puts Bernard Hopkins in as an all-time great but Hopkins missed a slew of middleweights in the early 90’s. And he dogged Roy Jones on a rematch he would have been sure to lose. Hopkins never fought James Toney, Gerald McClellan, Julian Jackson or Mike McCallum. I can go on and on. I just don’t get you guys and your mailbag logic. I refuse to write into Doug anymore because he’s obviously biased. I hope you don’t go up the same road.
|Seven years later, Donfack gives Pawlak a rematch|
Press Release: In Saarbruecken, Germany on Saturday October 11th, female flyweight Raja Amasheh (17-0-1) will face Amira Hamzaoui (10-1) from France, while super middleweight Bernard Donfack (20-11-3) goes in for a rematch against Christian Pawlak, (20-5-1) a match-up with big local intrigue. Last May, Amasheh moved down a weight division to defeat Mexican Susana Cruz Perez by unanimous decision. Donfack knocked out Argentina's Javier Alberto Mamani in the tenth round in his last fight. Donfack has a very deceiving record, as he started his by going 6-7-3 but has now won five straight. One of Donfack's win was a 2007 split decision over Pawlak. Both fights will have WBF titles at stake.
|Groves gets career back on track|George Groves W12 Christopher Rebrasse...
George Groves outpointed France's Christopher Rebrasse at London's Wembley Arena to win the European super-middleweight title. The bout was also a WBC eliminator, putting
Groves in line for the paper title held by Anthony Dirrell. The WBC stripped the true world 168-pound champion, Andre Ward.
Groves was extremely busy, throwing 952 punches and landing 17%, while Rebrasse threw just 615, but connected with a similar 18%. The official scores were 118-110 (twice) and 117-111. Groves (20-2) was coming off back-to-back losses to Carl Froch. Rebrasse returns to France without his title and with a record of 22-3-3. source: bbc
|Mchunu defeats Wilson in cruiserweight contest|
Thabiso Mchunu W10 Garrett Wilson... At Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut, cruiserweights Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) and Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-8-1, 7 KOs) faced off in a ten-round match-up. The ninth round started off with a bang, as both fighters were traded big punches. In the tenth, the referee deducted a point from Mchunu for holding, but it did not matter as Mchunuwon a unanimous decision victory (96-93, 99-90 and 98-91). Mchunu connected for for 54% (105 of 195) of his power punches whereas Wilson only connected for 23% (54 of 231). Also Mchunu (53 of 211 for 25%) threw more than two times as many jabs as Wilson (18 of 108 for 17%). The total punch comparison also favored Mchunu (158 of 406 for 39% compared to 72 of 339 for 21%). source: main events press release
|Weigh-in report from England|
European champion Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) and challenger George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) both made weight ahead of their WBC super middleweight elimination bout. The European championship will also be at stake. Rebrasse weighed in at 167 pounds, 8 ounces, while Groves came in at 167 pounds, 6 ounces. In a light heavyweight clash on the undercard, Sweden's Oscar Ahlin (9-0, 8 KOs) will copete in an eight-round contest against Latvia's Olegs Fedotovs (18-15, 12 KOs). Both fighters made weight, with Ahlin tipping the beam at 173, compared to 172 for Fedotovs. The show takes place Saturday at the SSE Arena, Wembley, with Sky Sports 2 brodacst beginning at 8pm. Tickets are available via ssearena.co.uk and axs.com. source: press releases
|HBO on Oct. 18th: Donaire-Walters and Golovkin-Rubio|
Press Release: Top Rank announced today that world featherweight champion Nonito Donaire will face undefeated Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters on Saturday, October 18th, at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The HBO broadcast will also feature WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin defending against Marco Antonio "El Veneno" Rubio.
|Results from New Hampshire|
Chris Gilbert W8 Steven Matthews ... Vermont junior middleweight Chris Gilbert (12-1, 9 KOs) edged Steven Matthews (4-1, 2 KOs) by way of eight-round decision on the 13th annual Fight To Educate Pro-Am show in Manchester, New Hampshire. Matthews, fighting out of Greensboro (NC), held a decisive advantage early in the fight until Gilbert caught him with a right that sent him to the canvas for the lone knockdown of the bout. Matthews barely beat the count and was saved by the bell. The two fighters went back and forth the remainder of the fight in which the single knockdown was the difference (76-75) on all three judges' scorecards.
Mark DeLuca TKO3 Gundrick King... Whitman (MA) super middleweight Mark "The Italian Bazooka" DeLuca (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a technical knockout victory, decking Gundrick "Sho-Gun" King (19-12, 11 KOs) with a body shot. Referee Dave Greenwood stopped the fight at 2:39 of the third round. DeLuca, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was a machine gunner in Afghanistan, had hammered King with a body attack from the opening bell. source for all results: press release
|Unbeaten 122 pounders square off in Sheffield|
Press Release: Fight Network, the 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Saturday's super bantamweight clash between European champion Kid Galahad (17-0) and Brazil's Adeilson dos Santos (14-0) live from Sheffield, U.K., this Saturday, Sept. 20th at 5 p.m. ET. Saturday's co-feature pits Adam Etches (16-0) against Samir Santos Barbosa (35-10-3) in a middleweight bout.
|Final press conference quotes for Saturday's NBC show|
Press Release: The final press conference took place at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT for Saturday afternoon's NBC broadcast that will feature a ten-round cruiserweight match-up between Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu and Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson plus a ten-round lightweight contest matching Karl "Dynamite" Dargan and Angino "The Nightmare" Perez. Tickets are available through Foxwoods.com and Ticketmaster.com. The NBC broadcast will begin live at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT. Here is what the boxers had to say:
|Brooklyn show postponed|
According to a press release, a boxing show scheduled for tonight in Brooklyn, New York was postponed when buidling inspectors suddenly closed the venue, the newly renamed Master Theater. The website for the Master Theater made no mention of either the incident or the boxing show itself. Until recently, the venue, located in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach section, was known as the Millennium Theater. The announcement was made by the promoter Star of David Boxing, which is run by Dmitriy Salita.
|Lomachenko tops Pacquiao-Algieri pay-per-view undercard|
Press Release: WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, Jessie Vargas and China's most iconic boxer Zou Shiming will be featured on the pay-per-view broadcast headlined by Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri. The show will take place on Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena in China. Six different nations will be represented by the eight fighters on the live pay-per-view telecast. Lomachenko, of Ukraine, will make the first defense of his WBO featherweight title against mandatory challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo of Thailand.
|Luke Campbell, Kal Yafai see action in Wembley this weekend|
Press Release: On Saturday night, England's George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) returns following his Wembley Stadium loss to Carl Froch with a European championship challenge against Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) at the SSE Arena, Wembley. The bout is also a WBC eliminator in the super middleweight category. On the Sauerland/Matchroom Boxing undercard, Birmingham’s Kal Yafai (11-0, 8 KOs) continues faces Herald Molina (17-8-3, 7 KOs) in a 115-pound contest; Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell (7-0, 5 KOs) goes toe-to-toe with Krzysztof Szot (18-15-1, 5 KOs); lightweight Martin J. Ward (9-0-1, 4 KOs) takes on Republic of Georgia'a Kakhaber Avetisian (35-24-1, 17 KOs); and former British light welterweight champion Darren Hamilton (14-3, 3 KOs) looks to bounce back from domestic defeat against Steven Bloyer (16-11, 1 KO).
|Introducing Baltimore amateurs Jerome Featherstone and Joey Veazey|
Press Release: Jerome Featherstone and Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey are amateur boxers who generate attention in the Baltimore area. Both have matches Saturday evening as part of Baltimore Boxing Promotions’ at the Myers Pavilion. Their journeys leading up to September 20th however are about as different as possible.
|1957 Management signs Jason Sosa, Tito Serrano|
Press Release: Mark Cipparone's Club 1957 Management has signed two boxers this week to management contracts: junior lightweight Jason Sosa of Camden, New Jersey and junior welterweight Raymond "Tito" Serrano of Philadelphia. Sosa has a record of 12-1-3 with 8 KOs and has won his last eight fights, seven of them by knockout. Serrano is 18-2 with 8 KOs but has not fouight in nineteen months.
|Grady Brewer to face Said Ouali in OKC|
Press Release: On Saturday, September 27 in Oklahoma City, well-known junior middleweight spoiler Grady "Bad Boy" Brewer (31-19, 16 KOs) of Lawton, Oklahoma, will take on "Prince" Said Ouali (29-4, 21 KOs) of Las Vegas via Belgium/Morocco in an eight-round showdown. Brewer vs. Ouali will serve as the chief supporting bout to the three headlining bouts featuring ex-champions. Oklahoma City hopeful Juan Alejandro "Alex" Saucedo (14-0, 10 KOs) will also appear in a showcase eight-rounder vs. San Marcos, Texas' Mike Tutt (10-3-1, 4 KOs).
|Antonio Tarver Jr. turning pro on Dad's undercard|
Press Release: A boxing rarity will happen September 29th when Antonio Tarver, Jr. makes his professional debut on the same card his father-- former world light heavyweight champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs)-- competes in a ten-round heavyweight bout against Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in Hidalgo, Texas. Tarver, Jr. will face Zachary Briones (1-1, 1 KO), of Austin (TX), in a four-round, off-television bout.
|Barrera-Watkins highlights Connecticut undercard|
Press Release: Before NBC Fight Night broadcasts live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut on Saturday afternoon, the live audience will see an undercard that features Cuban light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (12-0, 7 KOs) facing New York native Eric Watkins (10-7-1, 5 KOs) in a bout set for eight rounds. The NBC broadcast will feature lightweight Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (16-0, 8 KOs) of Philadelphia against Angino "The Nightmare" Perez (16-5, 14 KOs) and cruiserweight Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) against Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs).
|Results From Philadelphia|
On Tuesday at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Donte Wright made a successful pro debut, winning a hard-fought four-round majority decision over Lionel Charles of New York. Official scores were 39-37 (twice) and 38-38... Avery Sparrow (2-0) scored an explosive first-round stoppage over Hassan Wasswau of New York in a junior lightweight bout, landing a crushing right hand that sent Waswau plummeting to the canvas very hard. The back of Wasswau's head bounced off the canvas several times and he was knocked out cold. Waswau had to be taken out on a stretcher... In the opening pro bout, junior welterweight Jerome Conquest outhustled Sidney McCrow of New York to win a four-round unanimous decision in a battle of pro debuters. Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 (twice) for the native Philadelphian Conquest. source for all results: joe hand promotions press release
|Nelson-Blencowe tops Virginia bill|
Press Release: Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson (10-0-3) will put her WIBA welterweight belt on the line against Arlene Blencowe (listed at 2-2) on September 27th at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.
|Anderson Clayton takes Belgium bout|Press Release:
Anderson “Pantera” Clayton from Brazil, will fight in Gent, Belgium on October 3rd when he takes on Sasha Yengoyan ain a junior middleweight bout sanctioned by the WBF.
After coming up short in several of his biggest fights, Clayton (42-8-1 with 36 KOs) finally made a breakthrough in April of last year, stopping Sebastien Madani in two rounds in France.
October will mark the tenth time that Clayton goes abroad to box, and in former Benelux titlist Sasha Yengoyan (29-1-1 with 19 KOs), he will be facing another tough challenge.
Yengoyan (29) turned pro in 2008, and in 2011, he stopped former European champion Christian Bladt in three rounds.
In September of 2012 he dropped a close twelve-round decision to Russian Aslanbek Kozaev (then 21-0), but has since rebounded with eight straight victories.
|Daily Bread Tuesday Edition:(9-16-14), By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards|
First off what did you think of Floyd Mayweather's performance in his win vs. Marcos Maidana this weekend? He used a lot more movement. The legs don't look "gone" as some have been suggesting. Do think Money May is say 95% prime, or do you think there is more slippage? Second, how do you think Jermain Taylor will do in his upcoming bout with Sam Soliman? Am I crazy for giving him a real shot to win? I like Jermain against most at 160 if the opponent doesn't have the power to hurt him. I think even a past-it Taylor will be a tough out for Sam. Then again we really don't know how much left in the tank Taylor has.
|Mchunu-Wilson scouting report|
Press Release: Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) is a top counter-punching cruiserweight and, on Sept. 20th at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, he faces Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs), who has a fierce, aggressive offense. Below is the scouting report for this 200-pound battle:
|Weigh-in report from Philadelphia|Press Release:
Here are the boxers' weights for tonight's Tuesday Night Fights boxing event at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia:
Donte Wright 151 - Lionel Charles 153
Avery Sparrow 130 - Hassan Wasswau 132
Jerome Conquest 138.5 - Sidney McCow 139.5
There will be five amateur bouts prior to the professional card, one of them featuring National Golden Gloves champion Christian Carto and Eric Gordon in a three-round bout in the 110-pound weight division. The first fight begins at 6:30 PM ET and will be streamed live on GFL.TV. Tickets can be purchased online at www.2300arena.com
or by calling 215 364 9000.
|Dargan-Perez scouting report|
Press Release: Undefeated lightweight Karl "Dynamite" Dargan will face Angino "The Nightmare" Perez on Sept. 20th at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, to be aired live on NBC. Dargan's biggest asset is his speed but Perez has power in his arsenal. Who will win this battle of speed versus power? Here is the scouting report:
|Late Results From Rhode Island|
Rich Gingras W8 Joey McCreedy... Rich Gingras defeated Joey McCreedy by unanimous decision on Friday at Lincoln, Rhode Island's Twin River Casino, defending his New England light heavyweight title in the process. After a slow start against McCreedy (15-8-2), Gingras (15-4-1) began to pour it on in the middle rounds, using his strength to his advantage by burying right and left hooks to McCreedy's body. McCreedy got a second wind in the seventh and eighth rounds and pressed forward despite absorbing overhand rights from Gingras, leaving the outcome of the fight hanging in the balance once the final bell rang. Gingras won on all three scorecards, 80-72, 79-73, 76-72. source: ces promotions
|Results from Missouri, Doveed Linder @ ringside|
Stephon Young W6 Kendrick Latchman... On Saturday night at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri, St. Louis boxers showcased their skills on a card promoted by Steve Smith’s Rumble Time Promotions. In the main event, super bantamweight Stephon Young won all six rounds against Kendrick Latchman, an opponent who preferred clowning around opposed to fighting. Latchman had a jittery rhythm that was very distracting and difficult to watch, switching back and forth from a right-handed stance to southpaw. Throughout the six rounds, Latchman pawed with his jab, held, and made silly expressions. Young had a hard time adjusting to a style that you can’t train for, but he eventually found a way inside and banged Latchman to the head and the body. Despite his non-effort, Latchman treated himself to a back flip when the fight was over. Young is now 11-0-1 with 4 KOs, while Latchman falls to 0-2.
|Rebrasse confident going into Groves' hometown|
Press Release: European super middleweight champion Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) travels to London to face George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) in a final WBC eliminator on September 20th at the SSE Arena. Victory will earn the Frenchman a shot at the newly crowned titlist Anthony Direll. Rebrasse has worked his way up the world rankings, notably with a successful European title challenge in March.
|Results From the Philippines|
Harmanito Dela Torre KO4 Isack Junior ... 20-year-old Filipino Harmanito Dela Torre defeated Isack Junior in emphatic fashion. Dela Torre (14-0) was on top from the start, dominating Junior (22-6-2) and landing quick combinations almost at will. In round four, the junior lightweight Dela Torre connected with hard shots to the head, and then shifted his attack to the body and send Isack down for the full count with a vicious shot.
John Vincent Moralde W10 Jason Butar Butar... Philippine national 122-pound champion John Vincent Moralde (11 0) beat Jason Butar Butar (16-14-1) by unanimous decision. Butar Butar came forward at all times and Moralde used his superior boxing skills to outbox the visitor. While Moralde won most of the rounds, Butar Butar never stopped trying and did have some success. Two judges had Moralde winning by 99-91, while one judge saw it a 100-90 shut-out. source for both results: wbf
|Brooklyn's Amanda Serrano gets hometown opportunity|
Press Release: Amanda Serrano (21-1, 16 KOs) expects to have a tough fight on her hands this Thursday at the Master Theater in Brooklyn, NY when he she takes on Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) in a rematch of a fight that took place on March 20, 2009. Serrano won a majority decision in 2009 and now the rematch will headline a seven-bout card promoted by Dmitry Salita's Star of David Promotions. The featherweight bout is scheduled for 8-rounds. The 25 year-old Serrano will be fighting in her native Brooklyn for the first time in three years after fighting in the Dominican Republic and Argentina.
|Braekhus becomes first woman boxer to hold all four major titles at once|
Cecilia Braekhus W10 Ivana Habazin ... Boxing history was made in Copenhagen, Denmark last night. Norwegian star Cecilia Braekhus (26-0, 7 KOs) became the first female boxer to hold all four major titles simultaneously. The WBC, WBA & WBO champion scored a unanimous decision victory over IBF titlist Ivana Habazin (13-2, 5 KOs) to become the undisputed welterweight queen. All three judges scored the fight 100-90 in favour of "The First Lady." "I’ve been dreaming of this moment for a long time,’’ said Braekhus.
Erik Skoglund W12 Stefano Abatangelo... Light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (21-0, 11 KOs) continued his climb up with a wide victory against Stefano Abatangelo (18-4-1, 6 KOs). After twelve rounds of action, Skoglund was ahead 118-109, 120-106 and 118-108.
|Sauerland reaches deal with Vincent Feigenbutz|
Press Release: German promotional company Sauerland Event has announced a long-term cooperation with Vincent Feigenbutz (14-1, 13 KOs), for whom the compnay has big hopes. Feigenbutz turned professional at the age of sixteen and the Karlsruhe-based super middleweight is known as a strong Now nineteen, Feigenbutz is scheduled for action on September 27th at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany. Said promoter Kalle Sauerland: ‘’We are delighted to welcome Vincent to the team. I am sure this will be the beginning of a long and successful relationship. The power this young man boasts is scary. With his power and aggressive fighting style, he has the makings of a real fan favorite.’’ Feigenbutz does not yet have an opponent. In the main event that night, Arthur Abraham will defend the WBO super middleweight title against England's Paul Smith. Tickets are available via eventim.de.
|Floyd Mayweather post-fight quotes|Press Release:
Floyd Mayweather, generally considered boxing's best pound-for-pound champion,
successfully defended his WBC and WBA welterweight and WBC junior middleweight championships with a unanimous 12-round decision victory in a rematch with Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday in front of 16,144 fans on Las Vegas.
Mayweather said afterwards,
“I felt sharper in the first fight. I felt a little dry and dead in this fight. I give myself a C, a C-minus. I could have been better. I got hit with some shots tonight that I shouldn’t have gotten hit with. But that comes with the sport.”
While the decision was clear, the fight was not without controversy. Frustrated with Mayweather’s clinching, Maidana was accused of biting his opponent’s left hand in the eighth round, causing a break in the fight while referee Kenny Bayless inspected the champ’s gloves. Replays were inconclusive, but Mayweather wasn't.
“He bit my fingers so my fingers were numb,” Mayweather said. “After the 8th round my hand was numb and I really couldn’t use my left hand.”
“Maybe he thinks I’m a dog, but I never bit him,” Maidana said. “He was rubbing my eyes with his glove. Maybe he had his glove in my mouth, but I don’t think I bit him.”
After the fight, Showtime's Jim Gray asked Mayweather if he would like a fight with eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
“I’m not ducking or dodging any opponent,’’ Mayweather said. “If the Manny Pacquiao fight presents itself let’s make it happen. I don’t know who I’ll fight in May but I expect to fight. Manny needs to focus on the guy that’s in front of him. Once he gets past that task, we’ll see what the future holds.”
|Mayweather wins easy, By Scott Shaffer|Floyd Mayweather W12 Marcos Maidana...
In Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather made all the necessary adjustments while Marcos Maidana had much less success than in their first fight, which added up to Mayweather's second victory over Maidana in 2014. The second bout was far less competitive and far less interesting than the first, as Mayweather mostly content to throw jabs and counterpunches at Maidana from a safe distance. Mayweather retained two welterweight championships and a junior middleweight championship with an easy decision that was scored by 115-112 (twice) and 116-111 by the three judges. The fight was more one-sided than those scores would indicate. Boxingtalk scored it 117-110 Mayweather, now 47-0 over an 18 year pro career. Mayweather was extremely economical with his offense, throwing just 326 punches throughout the twelve rounds and outlanding Maidana 166 punches to 128. While Mayweather will certainly be criticized for an uninteresting fight, Maidana also deserves criticism for his unimaginative and one-dimensional fight plan that he remained faithful to when it was obviously failing him.
|Santa Cruz calls out Rigondeaux after stopping former sparring partner|
Leo Santa Cruz TKO2 Miguel Roman... On the Las Vegas pay-per-view show, Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs) made the third successful defense of his WBC 122-pound title, registering a second-round technical knockout with a straight right hand that floored Miguel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs). After the fight, called out the true 122-pound champion of the world. “I want Guillermo Rigondeaux,” Santa Cruz said. “I’m not scared of him. I want my manager to make the fight so I can prove I’m the best.” Roman, who was Santa Cruz’s former sparring partner, was disappointed after losing the biggest fight of his career. “I got caught with a right,” Roman said. “He just caught me. What can I say? There’s nothing else.” source: showtime
|Results from Las Vegas: Bey wins IBF lightweight title|
Mickey Bey W12 Miguel Vazquez...[In a fight that made the main event look like a war] Mickey Bey dethroned IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez with a twelve-round split decision victory, scored 115-113 Bey, 115-113 Vazquez and 119-109 Bey, in an extremely tactical match. [The 119-109 scorecard for Bey appears to be the result of a corrupt or incompetent judge because] Vazquez landed 89 total punches compared to Bey’s 81 punches. [Despite the controversial judging, the extreme dullness of the fight dictates there will not be a rematch unless Bey is compelled by the IBF]. Bey (21-1-1 with 10 KOs and a performance-enhancing drug suspension on his record) said, “He was No. 1 and now it’s me. I’m not surprised that I won, I’m just really happy. He was head-butting and holding the entire time. I won every round and I beat him with one hand (hurt his right). I told my team I wasn’t going to slip and now I’m No. 1 in the division.’’ Vazquez falls to 34-4 with 33 KOs. He was riding a 13-fight win streak and making the seventh defense of his title.
James De La Rosa W10 Alfredo Angulo... In the opening bout of the pay-per-view telecast, James De La Rosa (23-2, 13 KOs) handed Alfredo Angulo (22-5, 18 KOs) his third consecutive loss in a ten-round unanimous decision. The middleweight bout was scored 98-90, 96-92 and 99-89. De La Rosa was more active and accurate, landing 41 percent of his power punches in the most significant victory of his career.
Humberto Soto W10 John Molina, Jr... On the undercard, Humberto Soto (65-8, 35 KOs) won a foul-filled unanimous 10-round decision John Molina Jr. (27-5, 22 KOs). The junior welterweight scrap was scored 96-91 and 95-92 twice. source for all results: showtime
|Cletus Seldin to headline Long Island, NY show next week|
Press Release: Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing will present another installment of "Rockin Fights" on Friday, Sept. 19th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Headlining will be Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (13-0 with 10 KOs) from nearby Shirley, NY facing the Dominican Republic's Ramesis Gil (8-8-5 with 5 KOs) in a ten-round junior welterweight bout. [Gil has lost four straight].
|Clark County Nevada to honor Oscar De La Hoya|
Press Release: Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada State Senator, Ruben Kihuena and Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will proclaiming September 13th to be Oscar De La Hoya day in appreciation for the nearly one billion dollars in tourism revenue that Oscar De La Hoya has generated for Clark County, the Las Vegas Strip and the State of Nevada during De La Hoya's 16-year career as a profesional boxer.
|Ortiz stops unworthy Kayode in one, By Scott Shaffer|
Luis Ortiz TKO1 Lateef Kayode... In a poor excuse for a heavyweight title fight, Nigeria's Lateef Kayode lasted less than a round with Cuba's Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas. The only thing the fight proved was that the WBA was corrupt in sanctioning the unworthy Kayode for an interim title bout. It was Kayode's first real heavyweight bout and it showed. He was floored midway through the first round and was trapped in a corner by Ortiz about a minute later, unable to tie Ortiz up or work his way out of danger while Ortiz teed off. Referee Robert Byrd pulled the plug on the bout too quickly, as Kayode was wobbly but not down, but Ortiz would have knocked Kayode out sooner or later, and Kayode did nothing to earn this opportunity at all, much less have the right to continue. Ortiz is now 21-0 and might get pushed for a shot at true world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko or (God forbid) a shot at the dreadful regular WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev. Ortiz would likely defeat Chagaev, but needs to get himself in better shape. source: fox sports
|Stick a fork in JuanMa... he's done, By Scott Shaffer|
Jesus Cuellar KO2 Juan Manuel Lopez... In Las Vegas, Argentina's Jesus Cuellar destroyed a completely shot Juan Manuel Lopez with a second-round knockout. Lopez had neither balance nor defense from the get-go and Cuellar made him pay dearly for those shortcomings. In round two, Cuellar launched into an eight or nine punch combination that put Lopez face down on the canvas for a ten count. Cuellar, who holds the paper WBA interim title at featherweight, is now 25-1 (lone loss: Oscar Escandon). As for Lopez, he had a nice career that will be remembered for world titles at 126 and 130 pounds, plus a potential super fight vs. Yurirokis Gamboa that never came off because promoter Bob Arum famously let it "marinate" too long. Sadly, Lopez has suffered several brutal knockouts and should no longer be permitted to fight for his own safety. At this point, only a total bottom-feeder would encourage Lopez to continue. source: fox sports
|The Boxingtalk Scoreboard, Compiled By Scott Shaffer|
Jermall Charlo TKO7 Norberto Gonzalez... In a middleweight bout, Texas' Jermall Charlo was too quick and powerful for Norberto Gonzalez. Charlo landed some low blows early and then floored Gonzalez in round five. He continued to pummel the tough but limited Gonzalez until the Mexican's corner signaled the referee to stop the fight in the seventh. Charlo is now 19-0 and ready to face a true contender, while Gonzalez drops his third straight and falls to 20-5.
Julian Williams W8 Eliezer Gonzalez... The first real fight of the Fox Sports broadcast was a battle between two undefeated junior middleweights. Philadelphia's Julian Williams emerged victorious over Puerto Rico's Eliezer Gonzalez by unanimous decision. Although Williams swept all three scorecards 80-72, the bout was tougher than the scores indicated. Williams landed a nice uppercut in round four and some sharp combinations at the beginning of round seven but also finished with swelling under his right eye. Williams, trained by Boxingtalk's Stpehen Edwards in now 17-0-1, while Gonzalez, trained by Felix Trinidad, Sr., falls to 14-1.
Errol Spence Jr. TKO2 Noe Bolanos... Welterweight prospect Errol Spence Jr. got an unsatisfying win when imported loser Noe Bolanos quit on his stool after two rounds claiming to have injured his hand. While no one but Bolanos knows how badly his hand hurt, there did not appear to be an injury in the second round. Bolanos threw punches right up to the hand without any apparent problem before declining to test the hand in round three. Spence, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, looked pretty good, snapping back the head of Bolanos in round two. It was the sixth straight loss for Bolanos (24-11-1) while Spence is now 14-0.
Josesito Lopez W8 Rafael Cobos...
In a welterweight bout that opened the Fox Sports broadcast from Las Vegas, Josesito Lopez shut out Rafael Cobos over eight rounds. Lopez (33-6) swept all three scorecards 80-72 and was credited with outlanding Cobos 105 punches to 62. It was the third straight win for Lopez after back-to-back losses Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Marcos Maidana. Cobos, who drops to 15-5-5, looked like he belongs in the lightweight division. source for all results: fox sports
|Christian Camacho looks to escape father's shadow|
Press Release: Those who don’t know junior lightweight Christian Camacho will immediately recognize the last name and ask if he’s related to the late, great Hector Camacho. For the record, the answer is yes, but the 22-year-old with a 1-1 pro record is looking to build his own legacy, not just live off his father’s name. “I honestly don’t like when people ask me if we’re related because I want to be looked at as Christian Camacho the individual, not just Hector Camacho’s son,” said the Orlando, Florida native.
|West Virginia to host cruiserweight rematch|
Press Release: On September 27th at the Nathan Goff Armory in Clarksburg, West Virginia, cruiserweight Bobby Thomas Jr. will have a rematch with Keith “No Holds” Barr in a twelve-round main event. Thomas (14-2-1) was the first man to defeat Barr (13-6-1) in the pro ranks, stopping him in seven rounds back in November 2011 for the West Virginia State Heavyweight crown. The original encounter was good enough to warrant a second go-around, and with their hometowns being less than eighty miles apart (Thomas is from Oak Hill, WV and Barr is from Burnsville, WV), it is a fight with big local interest. “Hard Knocks Fight Night 32”, presented by Jerry Thomas and his West Virginia Sports Promotions, will also feature heavyweight Jason Pettaway (17-1) taking on undefeated Brandon Lee Hinkle (4-0) in the main supporting bout.
|Kid Chocolate has no title, still has no fight plans|
After vacating his WBO middleweight title rather than face Matt Korobov for a $1.4 million payday, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin still does not have any definite fight plans. He told Tha Boxing Voice, "I'm planning on getting back to fighting before the year is over. I really don't have a lot of information. I was was told to enjoy my baby right now and that's it," said Quillin, referring to his newborn baby daughter. To hear the whole interview witha defensive and confused Quillin, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkpoMTtfdZ0
|Sam Peter to face 47 year-old ex-hockey goon in comeback bout|
Press Release: The opponents have been announced for the co-main events on Saturday, September 27th at OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City. In an eight-round heavyweight bout, ex-WBC titlist Samuel Peter (pictured) will return for the first time in three years to face former minor legaue hockey goon Ron "The Iceman" Aubrey (12-3, 12 KOs) from Oklahoma City. Peter is 34-5 with 27 KOs for his career. And in the eight-round, middleweight co-main event, former world welterweight champion and WBC 154-pound titlist Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga (29-8-1, 23 KOs) will face ex-US Marine Allen "Funky Cole" Medina (9-23-1) of Denver, Colorado. [Medina has lost four straight].
|Cunningham to meet another undefeated heavyweight|
Press Release: Heavyweight contender Steve "USS" Cunningham (27-6, 12 KOs) takes on Natu "The Truth" Visinia (10-0, 8 K0s) on Saturday Oct. 18th, in South Philadelphia's 2300 Arena when NBC Sports Network's Fight Night boxing series returns to South Philadelphia. It will be the second straight time Cunningham, a 38 year-old ex-cruiserweight world champion is facing an undefeated heavyweight. He won a brutal battle with then-undefeated Amir "Hardcore" Mansour on April 4th. The show also features a ten-round junior lightweight contest between Edner Cherry of Florida and Jerry Belmontes of Texas.
|Dierry Jean to face Daniel Ruiz in Montreal|
Press Release: Lightweight champion Dierry "Dougy Style" Jean (26-1, 18 KOs) will see action on September 27th against Mexico's Daniel "Canerito" Ruiz (32-7-2, 22 KOs) at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The twelve-round bout will be the co-feature underneath a very interesting light heavyweight fight between two-time Russian Olympian Artur Beterbiev (5-0, 5 KOs) and former IBF champion Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud (24-2, 19 KOs).
|Mayweather claims: "I need a knockout and I'm going for it"|
Press Release: In Las Vegas on Wednesday, Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Marcos "El Chino" Maidana, hosted their final press conference before their rematch, to be aired on Showtime pay-per-view on Saturday. Here is what the boxers and their teams had to say Wednesday:
|Algieri looking to exploit height advantage over Pacquiao|
Press Release: Chris Algieri is the next opponent for boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs). They will meet in Macao China on a November 22nd pay-per-view broadcast. are likeable, humble, and respectful of each other. Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) is the WBO 140-pound junior welterweight title holder but is moving up to challenge Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight championship.The 5'10" Algieri appreciates that he has a significant height advantage over the 5'6 1/2" Pacquiao, but Algieri also realizes that Pacquiao has fought a lot of taller opponents.
|Fox Sports Weigh-In Report|
Here are the weights for tonight's edition of Golden Boy Live! on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes:
Luis Ortiz, 233.8 pounds vs. Lateef Kayode, 221.2
(at stake is the completely bogus WBA interim heavyweight belt)
Jesus Cuellar, 125.6 vs. Juan Mnauel Lopez, 125.8
(at stake is the completely bogus WBA interim featherweight belt)
Jermall Charlo, 155.8 vs. Noberto Gonzalez 156.2
Julian Williams, 154.2 vs. Eliezer Gonzalez, 154.2
(Williams is trained by Boxingtalk's Stephen Edwards)
Errol Spence, Jr. 148 vs. Noe Bolanos 149.8. source: golden boy press release
|Full Mayweather-Maidana II card details|Press Release:
In only the second rematch of his career, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather will square off against former titlist Marcos “El Chino” Maidana in a pay-per-view rematch this Saturday, Sept. 13th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Competing in non-televised fights will be Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti, Damian “El Pana” Sosa, Fabian “TNT” Maidana as well as Junior “All About The” Benjamin and Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman II, who will be making their professional debuts.
|Andrade moving up to 160 to fight Korobov for vacant belt, By Scott Shaffer|
In the wake of Peter Quillin's decision to give up the WBO middleweight title in order to duck mandatory contender Matt Korobov, the WBO has decided to fill the vacancy by having Korobov face the WBO's junior middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade. The WBO selected Andrade over the #2 middleweight contender, Billy Joe Saunders. This decision will likely rankle Saunders because Saunders' last three fights were all wins over previously undefeated boxers, but the WBO claimed his competition level was the reason he was passed over. The WBO did not specify what will become of the 154-pound title that Andrade currently holds.
|Ex-Butterbean opponent passes away at age 43|
Boxingtalk sends its condolences to the friends and family of Sean Haire, also known as Sean O'Haire, a professional fighter from South Carolina who passed away at the young age of 43. TMZ reported that the death was a suicide. Haire was a professional wrestler, kick boxer and mixed martial artist. He faced well-known heavyweight boxer Eric "Butterbean" Esch in a 2006 MMA bout, with Butterbean winning by knockout in just 29 seconds. --Scott Shaffer
|Tomorrow night to be the last hurrah for Juan Manuel Lopez?|
Press Release: Tomorrow night, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, former two-division titlist Juan Manuel Lopez (34-4) challenges Argentina's Jesus "El Jinete" Cuellar (24-1) in a bout that will be televised on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes. [The Puerto Rican Lopez has been stopped in two of his last three fights and has suffered several bad beatings, but nonetheless, the WBA will sanction this fight for Cuellar's WBA interim title at 126 pounds]. Here is what the fighters had to say about this match-up:
|Amanda Serrano to top Brooklyn bill|
Press Release: Amanda Serrano will enter the ring at the Master Theater (formerly the Millennium Theater) in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY on September 18th with the WBO lightweight belt strapped around her waist, and the usual stone game-face signaling her intentions. Serrano (21-1-1 with 16 KOs), a 25 year-old southpaw recently traveled to Argentina and earned the WBO belt with a sixth-round stoppage win over Maria Elena Maderna. On Sept. 18th, she will meet Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3).
|Boxing builds Oliveiras' father-son relationship|
Press Release: Father-son relationships in boxing are often as unpredictable as the sport itself. Some work, some don't. In the case of Ray Oliveira Jr., and his father, "Sucra" Ray Oliveira, a highly successful fighter from New Bedford, Mass., who prime came in the 1990s, boxing actually brought them closer together, establishing a relationship that didn't exist during Oliveira Jr.'s teenage years.
|Andrade says Alvarez feigning interest in fighting him|
Press Release: In recent weeks, former world junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) and his team at Golden Boy Promotions have been going over potential opponents for Canelo's expected return to the ring this fall. Three names that are allegedly on a short list include WBO titlist Demetrius Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) Joshua Clottey and James Kirkland.
|LIAKHOVICH STILL KICKING AROUND|
Press Release: On September 20th, UniMas' Solo Boxeo will air a heavyweight bout from Phoenix, Arizona featuring Andy Ruiz (22-0, 16 KOs) of Mexico vs. Sergei Liakhovich (26-5, 16 KOs) of Belarus in a ten-round bout. Liakhovich is a former WBO titlist but has lost three of his last four bouts, getting stopped by Robert Helenius, Bryant Jennings and Deontay Wilder before beating Chad Davis (5-12).
|Polish super fight: Adamek vs. Szpilka on for November|
Press Release: On November 8th, Polish heavyweights Tomasz "Goral" Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) and Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KOs) face each other in a Polish super fight in Kraków Arena. The fight will be telecast by Polsat via pay-per-view. the 37 year-old Adamek (pictured) returns to fight in his home country from the United States for the first time since he lost to then WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in 2011. Earlier this year, Adamek lost to Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov in Bethlehem, PA.
|McCreedy says its do or die on Friday|
Press Release: No one needs to explain the significance of this fight to Joey McCreedy. Shortly after he hit the canvas three times in a loss to Sean Monaghan in April, McCreedy knew his next fight would more than likely be the biggest of his career. "This is do or die for," said the Lowell, Mass., native, who'll face Rich Gingras on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Twin River Casino. "I'm almost 30 now.
|Vazquez, Bey meet the press in advance of this weekend's fight|
Press Release: The rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana takes place Saturday, Sept. 13th at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The event willaired on pay-per-view by Showtime with an undercard featuring Leo Santa Cruz defending his WBC 122-pound title against Manuel Roman; Miguel Vazquez faceing Mickey Bey in defense of Vazquez's IBF 135-pound championship; and Alfredo Angulo against James De La Rosa in a 10-round middleweight bout (162 pounds). Roman, Vázquez, Bey and De La Rosa have wrapped up their training camps and made their way to Las Vegas where they met the press. Here is what they had to say:
|Sept. 20th show in Queens, NY now has a main event|
Press Release: Jonathan Batista has been tapped to fight undefeated 154-pounder Frank Galarza (14-0-2) in a ten-round bout that will headline a September 20th show at the Resorts World Casino New York City. Batista, 29 years of age, from the Dominican Republic has a record of 14-3 with 7 KOs.
|Gino Perez game to lose weight and face Karl Dargan|
Press Release: As Angino "The Nightmare" Perez (17-5, 15 KOs) prepares, with his trainer, Javier Centeno, to face Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (16-0, 8 KOs) on Sept. 20th at Foxwoods Resort Casino, to be aired and live on broadcast NBC Fight Night, he feels no pressure because, as Centeno puts it, "He has nothing to lose." Angino, or Gino as he is known to those closest to him, is a 31 year-old junior welterweight who accepted a fight with the undefeated Dargan at lightweight because the pressure would all be on Dargan.
|Moscow Cruiserweight show to be aired on U.S. PPV|
Press Release: Integrated Sports Media (ISM) will bring a September 27th cruiserweight show from Moscow to North American boxing fans via pay-per-view telecast. Two championship fights will be featured for a suggested retail price of $24.95: Krzysztof "Diablo" Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KOs), of Poland, defends his WBC title for the eighth time against Russian challenger Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KOs); also Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs), of Russia, puts the WBA version of the 200-pound title on the line versus undefeated Polish invader Pawel "Harnas" Kolodziej (33-0, 18 KOs). Live pay-per-view viewing begins at viewing at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.
|Nava captures WBC women's title|
Jackie Nava W10 Alicia Ashley... Mexico's Jackie Nava (30-4-3) won the WBC women's 122-pound title, defeating Jamaica's Alicia Ashley (21-10-1) by majority decision over ten rounds in Mexico City. Nava built up a handy lead in the first half of the fight and even rocked Ashley with some hard combinations, but she lost steam midway through, and appeared to tire. In the closing rounds, however, the WBC says Nava found her second wind and hurt Ashley again in the tenth. Scores were 95-95, 98-92 and 97-93 both for Nava. source: WBC
|Julian Williams faces Eliezer Gonzalez on Thursday|
Press Release: Julian "J Rock" Williams (16-0-1, 10 KOs) is preparing to face a fellow undefeated junior middleweight, Eliezer Gonzalez (14-0, 9 KOs), on Thursday, September 11th at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas. This fight has all the makings of an action packed slugfest as Williams has six knockouts in his last eights fights while Gonzalez has stopped six in a row.
|Showtime adds special edition broadcast for Oct. 4th|
Press Release: On Saturday, October 4th, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing will stage a special edition of Showtime Boxing featuring IBF 130-pound champion Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (20-0, 1NC, 12 KOs) defending aginst Fernando Saucedo (52-5-3, 8 KOs). Showtime's broadcast will air live begnning at 9 pm ET/PT from Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn. The co-feature will be a junior middleweight ten rounder between Willie Nelson (23-1-1, 13 KOs) and Vanes Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21 KOs).
|Broner tops Taylor in Cincy|
Adrien Broner W12 Emanuel Taylor... Adrien Broner and Emanuel Taylor put on a show for "The Problem's" 8,115 hometown fans in attendance in Cincinnati, brawling to a close, unanimous decision (115-12, 116-111 twice) for Broner in an exciting junior welterweight contest. Taylor (18-3, 12 KOs) was effective in the early rounds, coming out with an aggressive game plan that surprised Broner and had him backing up against the ropes. The fight was even after six rounds, but as Taylor's energy waned, Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) took control of the bout. With the crowd on its feet in the twelfth round, Broner set up Taylor with a flurry then floored him with a left hook for the only knockdown of the bout. It came with just 20 seconds left in the fight. source: showtime press release
|Matthysse gets unsatisfying KO|
Lucas Matthysse KO3 Roberto Ortiz...In another junior welterweight bout on Showtime last night, Argentina's Lucas Matthysse scored a quick knockout of WBC favorite son Roberto Ortiz. In an anticlimactic ending to a bout that had the promise of a war, Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) landed a short left hook to the body that sent Ortiz (31-1-1) to a knee to catch his breath. The Mexican spit out his mouthpiece and appeared to be working the count until the final split seconds. But referee Benji Esteves halted the contest at the count of 10 despite the fact that Ortiz was on his feet and proceeding to stand up straight. "I did get him really good on the body," Matthysse said through a translator. "But if he was ready to get up I was ready to fight. It was not what I expected, but this is what I have now. And now I challenge Danny Garcia to stop being a chicken, to stop fighting little boxers and come and fight me [in a rematch]. If Garcia doesn't come then I'll have Adrien Broner. I'll have anybody." source: showtime press release
|Andre Berto snaps losing streak|
Andre Berto W10 Steve Upsher... Andre Berto (29-3) won the opening bout on the Showtime telecast, as the former welterweight titlist bounced back from two staright losses and a lengthy layoff and shoulder surgery with a ten-round unanimous decision victory over Steve Upsher (24-4-1). The bout was scored 99-91 by all three judges. Berto, who turns 31 on Sunday, showed no lingering signs of discomfort following after nearly 14 months out of the ring after suffering a shoulder injury in July, 2013 against Jesus Soto Karass. source: showtime press release
|Frampton takes IBF title from Martinez, By Scott Shaffer|
Carl Frampton W12 Kiko Martinez... In Belfast, Northern Ireland, Carl Frampton thrilled his hometown fans by taking the IBF 122-pound championship away from Spain's Kiko Martinez. Frampton won a unanimous decision via scores of 119-108 (twice) and 118-111. Frampton knocked down Martinez in the fifth round. The fight, perhaps the most significant one ever to take place in Northern Ireland, was a victory not only for Frampton but also for a former champion, Barry McGuigan and McGuigan's son Shane, who guide Frampton's career. Frampton himself grew up in the very neighborhood where the bout took place. Frampton (19-0) held a 2013 win over Martinez but it was Martinez who went on to capture the IBF title. Martinez is now 31-5. source: the telegraph
|Daily Bread Saturday Edition: (9-6-14), By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards|
Who is Adrien Broner’s opponent and does he have a shot at beating him. I don’t know who he is but I will be rooting for him.
Bread’s Response: Man you guys sure do hate Adrien Broner. Broner’s opponent is Emanuel Taylor. He’s a solid, strong DMV fighter. If you have seen fighters from the DC area, you know Taylor will try to walk Broner down from a high guard. Expect lots of hooks and right hands. Ironically the fighters out of Cincinnati employ the same style and Broner has been training in the DC area.
|Showtime weigh-in report from Cincinnati|
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING:
Adrien Broner – 140 Pounds vs.
Emanuel Taylor – 138.5 Pounds
Lucas Matthysse – 139 Pounds vs.
Roberto Ortiz – 139.5 Pounds
Andre Berto – 148.5 Pounds vs.
Steve Upsher – 145.5 Pounds
|Awe Network to air tripleheader from Belfast on Saturday|
Press Release: Awe Network has announced two televised bouts to complement Saturday's main event between IBF 122-pound champion Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs) against Carl Frampton (18-0, 13 KOs). Awe's United States broadcast begins at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT. The show will take place in front of an expected rabid crowd of over 16,000 in an outdoor stadium at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The other two bouts are Marco McCullough against former IBF 118-pound champion Dmitry Kirillov and Eamonn O'Kane vs. Virgilijus Stapulionis at middleweight.
|Shantel Jackson sues Floyd Mayweather, Jr.|
With a huge fight less than two weeks away, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has been sued in Los Angeles County Court by his former fiancee, Shantel Jackson. According to MLive's respected journalist David Mayo, the lawsuit accuses Mayweather of twisting her arm and choking her. It also alleges he pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot. The lawsuit also seeks damages for Mayweather's public humiliation of Jackson via social media. Itis indiputable that Mayweather posed Jackson's conficdential medical records showing that she was pregnant with twins. Mayweather claimed on Facebook he dumped Jackson because she aborted them, but there is no independent proof of whether the prgenancy was terminated deliberately or not. Mayweather is going to fight Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13th in Las Vegas. Mayweather has previously served time for domestic violence related incidents. --Scott Shaffer
|Roman Gonzalez is now a 40-0, three-division champ|
Roman Gonzalez TKO9 Akira Yaegashi... Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua became a three-division champion the hard way: he went to Japan and knocked out an accomplished Japanese champion. Now 40-0 and worthy of pound-for-pound consideration, Gonzalez took the WBC flyweight championship from Akira Yaegashi via ninth-round technical knockout in Tokyo. Gonzalez floored Yaegashi (20-4) twice, once in the third round, and again in the ninth, with an uppercut that punctuated an extended battering. After the second knockdown, the referee stopped the bout. Gonzalez captured the WBA 105-pound championship in 2008 by defeating Japan's Yutaka Niida. In 2011, he added the WBA 108-pound championship with wins over Francisco Rosas and Manuel Vargas . source: associated press
|Quack! Quillin coughs up title to duck Korobov|
According to a Golden Boy press release, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin is vacating his WBO middleweight title, effective immediately. Quillin had a mandatory defense due against Matt Korobov, and a WBO purse bid guaranteed Quillin a purse of $1.4 million dollars for the fight. So Quillin has not only given up his title, but he has turned down a career-high payday in order to avoid fighting Korobov. According to the press release, Quillin said, "winning the WBO world championship was a highlight in my career and something I'll never forget, this is a difficult decision, but in order to make the fights the fans and I want against my fellow middleweights at the top of the division, I needed to relinquish the title. This is an exciting new chapter in my life, and I'm looking forward to cementing my spot as the best middleweight in the world." The statement rings false unless Quillin quickly sets up a bigger fight, against, say, world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. UPDATE: Quillin has been silent about this on Twitter, but his former opponent, Gabriel Rosado tweeted this: "I feel disgusted about what Kid Chocolate did today. I'm also sorry boxing fans don't get to see the best fights... I only have one word for Kid Chocolate.... WHY?!?"
|Closed circuit broadcasts of Mayweather-Maidana II added in Vegas|Press Release:
Several Las Vegas locations are offering live closed-circuit telecasts of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana rematch on September 13th. All seats are $75 general admission with select venues on sale now. Tickets can be purchased via ticketmaster.com
, by calling 866-740-7711, or at all MGM Resorts International ticket offices. Guests are encouraged to pick up their tickets at least 4 hours prior to event time to prevent waiting in long lines at event time. Properties hosting these telecasts are MGM Grand Premier Ballroom, Monte Carlo Diablos, Monte Carlo The Pub, Monte Carlo Double Barrel, Mirage Events Center and Bellagio Hyde Lounge.
|Hopkins-Kovalev tickets on sale Friday|Press Release:
Tickets for the light heavyweight unification bout featuring oldest champion Bernard Hopkins facing power puncher Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev go on sale Friday, Sept. 5th at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.
Hopkins-Kovalev will be a twelve-round unification bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO 175-pound titles taking place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday, November 8th.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
|General Santos City hosts September 13th show|
Press Release: On Saturday September 13th at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City, Philippines, 20-year-old Philippines champion John Vincent Moralde is set to fight former Indonesian champion Jason Butar Butar (16-13-1) at 122 pounds Moralde (10-0) turned professional at only seventeen in September 2011, and won the Philippines title in his most recent bout, when he scored three knockdowns en route to a second round stoppage of Ronerex Dalut this past July.
|Antonio Tarver in must-win fight vs. Jonathon Banks|Press Release:
The long journey continues later this month for former world light heavyweight champion and 2004 U.S. Olympian Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The ultra-confident 45-year-old southpaw is on [an improbable] mission to capture the world heavyweight title. Tarver returns to the ring September 29th against Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in the ten-round main event, airing live on Fox Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hildalgo, Texas.
|Holyfield's son emerging as high school football star|
Evander Holyfield's son Elijah Holyfield is emerging as a high school football star in College Park, Georgia. Playing for Woodward Academy, Elijah tore up the opposing team the way his dad destroyed Buster Douglas. According to a Bleacher Report story, Elijah Holyfield opened his junior season by scoring seven touchdowns-- his team's entire output-- in a 45-13 win. Similar to his father, the former undisputed world champion at cruiserweight and heavyweight, Elijah Holyfield is listed at a very cruiserweight-like 5'11", 200 pounds. --Scott Shaffer
|Abel Sanchez leads Sullivan Barrera into first six rounder|
Press Release: Light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (12-0, 7 KOs) from Cuba has set his sights on West Virginia native Eric Watkins (10-7-1, 5 KOs) for an eight-round battle on Sept. 20th undercard at Foxwoods Resort Casino. This will be Sullivan's first fight training with trainer Abel Sanchez, who is best known for training WBA middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. [Watkins has lost three in a row.]
|Broner still comparing himself to Mayweather|
Press Release: It's homecoming time for Cincinnati's Adrien "The Problem" Broner. Already a former three-division titlist, Broner and his opponent Emanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor held a media workout on Wednesday to kick-off fight week for this Saturday's Showtime tripleheader (on Sept. 6th) at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) and Taylor (18-2, 12 KOs) will meet in the twelve-round junior welterweight main event. Here's what the fighters had to say:
|Weigh-in report from San Diego|
Tonight in San Diego, three female fights will be featured on a five-bout card. The live professional boxing event will take place at the new home for San Diego Boxing, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley. In the main event, San Diego’s own Jolene “Classy Assasin” Blackshear (8-5) takes on Susan Reno (1-2-1) of New York for six light flyweight rounds. Both women weighed in at 108 pounds on Wednesday. Interestingly, Blackshear turned pro in 1995 and has had long periods of inactivity. She has lost two straight over the last nine months. In the eight-round co-feature Kenia Enriquez (11-0) of Tijuana will face Mexico’s Mayela Perez (11-15-4). Enriquez weighed in at 110, compared to 109 for Perez. source: bobby d presents press release
|Soliman-Taylor slated for Oct. 8th in Mississippi|Press Release:
On Wednesday, October 8th, IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) will defend against former world middleweight champion Jermain "Bad Intentions" Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
A national hero in his native Australia, Soliman (pictured) captured the IBF middleweight crown with a unanimous decision over Felix Sturm in Germany this past May.
|NBC to air Dargan-Perez underneath Mchunu-Wilson|Press Release:
Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (16-0, 8 KOs) continues his lightweight campaign on Sept. 20, 2014 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut when he faces Angino "The Nightmare" Perez (16-5, 14 KOs) in the ten-round co-feature on an NBC broadcast. The main event during the NBC broadcast will feature Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) against Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) at cruiserweight.
|Kalenga-Daley announced for Ontario|Press Release:
Cruiserweight contender Youri "El Toro" Kalenga (20-1, 13 KOs) will face "Dangerous" Denton Daley (12-0, 6 KOs) at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on November 15th.
The Kalenga-Daley winner will become the mandatory challenger for the winner of a September 27th WBA "regular" cruiserweight championship match in Moscow between defending champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs) and Pawel Kododziej (33-0, 18 KOs).
Fresno, California's unbeaten welterweight "Mad" Marcos Hernandez (2-0) makes his way back to the ring this Saturday, September 6th, when he faces Will Walters (2-3-1) at the SOS Club in Modesto, California. Hernandez who stands 6'2, will battle Walters in a four-round bout. anaged by Al Haymon, Hernandez is a towering welterweight with a great chin and an aggressive style. Walters, has won his last two fights... Junior welterweight Brandon "The Cannon" Berry (6-0)
will take on Fred Mandrachia (0-2) of Plymouth, Massachusetts, in a four-round fight in the 13th edition of the Fight To Educate, to be held Thursday night, September 18th at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
|Air Force veteran to make pro debut at age 30|
Press Release: No less than 25 yards from where the rocket landed, narrowly missing his vehicle, Zack Christy sprinted into the fire on his army base in Afghanistan intent on saving anyone who might've survived the blast with little regard for his own safety. "I wasn't necessarily worried about myself," he recalls. "There could've been a kid in there, out cold, bleeding. In those moments, you don't even think about it." As a staff sergeant for the U.S. Air Force for more than 8 ½ years, Christy's never been one to shy away from danger, whether in the battlefield or in the boxing ring, the latter of which will become his second home when he begins a new career Friday, Sept. 12th at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island.
|Francisco Palacios to face Epifanio Mendoza|Press Release:
Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios comes off a two-year layoff to battle heavy-handed Epifanio Mendoza on September 20th at the Mela Room in Orlando, FL.
Originally from Barranquilla , Colombia and currently based in Miami, FL , Mendoza is 39-18-1 as a pro and has won his last two bouts, both of which took place in Colombia.
In 2011, he scored a major upset when he knocked out then-undefeated Olympian Carlos Negron inside of three rounds.
Palacios (21-2 with 13 KOs) are set for an eight-round cruiserweight bout.