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OCTOBER 22, 2014 


YAMANAKA RETAINS TITLE YET AGAIN

Shinsuke Yamanaka W12 Suriyan Sor Rungvisai... In Japan, WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka knocked down Thailand’s Suriyan Sor Rungvisai three times to retain his title by unanimous decision. Official scores were 114-110, 116-108 and 115-109. Yamanaka is now 22-0-2. His reign is now one of the longer ones in boxing, stretching back to 2011 over eight fights (including the vacant title winner over Christian Esquivel). The Thai boxer, a former WBC 115-pound champion in 2012, falls to 37-6-1.  Today's loss snapped a sixteen-fight win streak for him. source: japan today

 
OCTOBER 22, 2014 
 ANDRZEJ FONFARA MEETS THE PRESS

Press Release: Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big Bear, Calif., participated in an open media workout Tuesday in preparation for his bout against Congo’s Doudou Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KOs). Fonfara-Ngumbu will be shown on Showtime on Saturday, Nov. 1st, from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. In the co-feature, WBO World bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs) will face Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs). Opening the telecast, Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KOs) will face Abner “Pin” Cotto (18-2, 8 KOs) in a super featherweight ten-round bout. Here is what Fonfara and his trainer had to say at an open workout

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OCTOBER 22, 2014 


WARD LAWSUIT AGAINST GOOSSEN ALLOWED TO CONTINUE
By Scott Shaffer

World super middleweight champion Andre Ward will be allowed to continue his lawsuit against his recently deceased promoter Dan Goossen and Goossen's company, Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC. Ward is seeking damages resulting from Goossen’s alleged violation of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, which requires promoters to make certain financial disclosures to their boxers. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, also seeks an accounting of Goossen's profits from several boxing matches. The defendants asked the federal court to compel the arbitration of Ward’s claims, but this week, the court ruled in Ward's favor, meaning the dispute will continue to be litigated in federal court as opposed to private arbitration.


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OCTOBER 22, 2014 
 HERNANDEZ-HARRISON GETS HOMETOWN BOUT VS. CLARK

On Saturday, November 1st from DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (23-0, 12 KOs) takes on Michael Clark of Columbus, OH (44-11-1, 18 KOs). Fighting in his home region, Hernandez-Harrison stated, “This fight is big for me. I’ve been working even harder at camp because I want a strong comeback.” The chief supporting bout matched Jarrett Hurd (12-0), of Accokeek, MD and Terry Cade (4-6-1)of South Carolina. Also on the card will be Maryland’s own Mykal Fox facing Sean Lockhart, Marquel Johns who will face Jesus Gonzales and Emanuel Johnson who will fight against Patrick Chaffin.  From D.C., heavyweight Dwayne McRae will battle Grover Young and Virginia prospect, Brandon Quarles, is set to take on Dennis Sharpe in his bout. Event tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster. source: All In Entertainment

 
OCTOBER 22, 2014 


UCHIYAMA TO DEFEND VS. PEREZ IN TOKYO

Super featherweight Israel "Cachito" Perez (27-2-1, 16 KOs) of Argentina challenges Japan's Takashi "KO Dynamite" Uchiyama (21-0-1, 17 KOs) for the WBA 130-pound title on December 31st at Tokyo's Ota City General Gym. The 35-year-old Perez is an ex-Olympian and is coming off an eighth-round stoppage of Carlos Rodriguez. Uchiyama will be making the ninth defense of the title he won in January 2010 with a twelfth-round stoppage of Juan Carlos Salgado. source:  Sampson Boxing and Maravilla Box

 
OCTOBER 22, 2014 
 DARLEYS PEREZ FIGHTS IN COLOMBIA THIS WEEKEND

Darleys Perez (30-1, 19 KOs) defends his WBA interim lightweight belt   against fellow Colombian Jaider Parra (23-1-1, 12 KOs) this Saturday, Oct. 25, in the twelve-round main event in Barranquilla, Colombia.  Perez, hopes to challenge Richar Abril for the full WBA 135-pound title, understands the high importance attached to this interim title defense. "This is simply another step I need to take to fulfill my goal of becoming an outright world champion," said Perez, who captured the interim title against the previously undefeated Argenis Lopez in June. "I've been focused since day one of training camp and look forward to winning in front of my hometown fans. I know Parra will come out swinging, but I won't let that affect my game plan." source: Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions



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OCTOBER 22, 2014 
 MAYFIELD TO HEADLINE IN SAN FRAN

Boxing returns on Saturday November 2nd at the Longshoreman's Hall.   In the main event, hometown Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (18-2-1, 11 KOs) and Michael Balasi (10-5, 7 KOs) of Honolulu, HI battle in an eight-round bout at a catch-weight of 145 pounds.  Women's heavyweights Martha Salazar (12-4, 3 KOs) of San Francisco and Tanzee Daniel (4-3-1, 1 KO) of New York will clash in the ten-round co-feature. source: OPP & MoBetta Entertainment

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OCTOBER 21, 2014 
 AMATEUR BOXER ATTACKS REFEREE
By Scott Shaffer

An amateur boxer from Croatia named Vido Loncar, reacted to a premature stoppage by pummeling the referee. The referee stopped the fight without incident, and Loncar returned to his corner and had his headgear and one glove removed. But as Loncar approached the referee for the reading of the verdict, the referee said something to Loncar and Loncar beat him viciously even when the referee fell to the ground. Loncar deserves a lifetime suspension for this despicable act. 



 
OCTOBER 21, 2014 
 JORGE DIAZ RETURNS TO FEATHERWERIGHT

This Friday at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, Jorge Diaz (18-3, 10 KOs) will be back at his natural featherweight when he takes on Jose Haro (8-1, 6 KO's) in the eight-round co-feature. Diaz got back on the winning mark when he scored a six-round unanimous decision over Ramon Ellis on July 25th. In the eight-round main event, middleweight Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KO's) takes on Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KOs). source: GH3 Promotions

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OCTOBER 21, 2014 
 SLOVAKIA TO HOST OCT. 31 SHOW

Tamas Kovacs (24-1) will be moving up in weight to face old foe Hamza Wandera from Uganda at cruiserweight on October 31st in Trnava, Slovakia. Kovacs won a split decision over Wandera (18-7-3), in February 2011, but had to climb off the canvas twice in the final round to get the win. Now he has an opportunity to do better in the rematch, and Wandera gets a chance to complete what he came so close to doing in the original encounter. Also on the card, female super middleweight Zita Zatyko (15-1-1) will take  on Szilvia Szabados (5-0). source: wbf

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OCTOBER 21, 2014 
 RHODE ISLAND SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR NOV. 7TH

A womens' bout will headline a boxing show on Friday, Nov. 7th at Rhode Island's Twin River Casino. Shelito Vincent (12-0) faces Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3) in a ten-round super bantamweight world contest. Also, Angel Camacho Jr., the 12-0 super middleweight from Johnston, R.I., returns for the first time in more than three years in against Tylon Burris (5-2) of Hartford, Conn., a fight that could steal the thunder from the main event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com, at the Twin River Box Office or by phone at 401-724-2253/2254. source: ces entertainment

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OCTOBER 20, 2014 


CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER PLANNED FOR JAPAN

Nicaragua's Roman  "Chocolatito”  Gonzalez (40-0 with 34 KOs) will defend his WBC flyweight championship against Philippine Rocky “The Road Warrior” Fuentes (35-7-2 with 20KOs). The bout is slated for November 22nd at the Yokohoma International Swimming Pool in Kanagawa, Japan.  On the same card, WBC 130-pound champion Takashi Miura (27-2-2 with 20KOs) will defend his title against Mexico's Edgar “Chananon” Puerta (23-4-1 with 19KOs). The card will is presented by Japanese promoter Akihiko Honda. It will be Gonzalez's first defense of the title he conquered on September 5th by overwhelming Akira Yegashi in the ninth round. Gonzalez has alos held world titles at 105 and 108 pounds. source: WBC

 
OCTOBER 20, 2014 
 ABRAHAM DOES NOT HAVE TO GIVE SMITH AN IMMEDIATE REMATCH

The WBO has denied the request of Paul Smith for an immediate rematch against Arthur Abraham. Last month, Smith went to Germany to challenge Abraham for the WBO 168-pound title. The general consensus was that it was a close fight, but Abraham won a lopsided unanimous decision by scores of 117-110 (twice) and 119-109. Smith appealed to the WBO, but Luis Batista-Salas of the championship committee ruled that five committe members recored the fight and though that Abraham should have won by a score of 115-113 or 116-112. Although the 119-109 score from Fernando Laguna was "egregious and unacceptable," Smith's request for an immediate rematch was denied because the problem, in the eyes of the WBO, was the margin of Abrhaam's victory, not the actual outcome of the bout.

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