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|Glazkov to test hand on Nov. 8th|
Ahead of his bout vs. Darnell Wilson (25-17-3) on Nov. 8th, Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov and his team reflected on his last outing. On Aug. 9th, Glazkov defeated Derric Rossy via majority decision, but the fight was much closer than anyone predicted. At the moment Glazkov walked into the ring to face Rossy, he had not heard from his parents in war-torn Ukraine in over two weeks. Physically, his hand had been bothering him since his Mar. 15th battle with Tomasz Adamek. After the fight, Czar did not want to make excuses but said, "My hand was bothering me. It wasn't broken, but it did not recover as well as I had hoped. It is not an excuse but it was still bothering me from my fight with Adamek."
source: main events
|Greg Cohen Promotions expanding operations in Australia|
Press Release: Greg Cohen Promotions has named Australian promoter Adam Wilcock of FightCard Promotions to the role of Vice President of Global Operations. Making the announcement, CEO Greg Cohen said, "Adam and I have been working together for over four years now on a number of different projects. There are some big things ahead in the immediate future of GCP and its role within the boxing landscape, adding Adam into our executive team gives GCP further solidity and ability to grow. This appointment further allows GCP to work within the Australian market, the boxing-strong region of Southeast Asia and also expand its reach into the UK." Wilcock will split his time between the USA and Australia,One of their projects will be Australian-based Irishman "Hurricane" Dennis Hogan (19-0, 7 KOs), who fights on November 13th in Westbury, New York.
|Billy Dib fighting in Australia on Friday|
Press Release: Former IBF featherweight champion Billy "The Kid" Dib (37-3, 21 KOs) will have a Halloween fight at home in Australia against Indonesia's Ruben Manakane (14-11-1, 9 KOs). It will be a twelve-round super featherweight contest. Dib, whose only three losses as a professional have been in world title fights to undefeated Evgeny Gradovich twice and Steve Luevano will likely throw a horrific scare, if not worse, into his young opponent.
|Fonfara-Ngumbu, Kameda-Hernandez workout quotes|
Press Release: Chicago fan favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, France’s Doudou Ngumbu, WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda and Kameda's opponent Alejandro Hernandez worked out for the media on Wednesday at Oakley Fight Club in Chicago in advance of Saturday’s Showtime boxing event to be held at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs) and Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KOs) will square off in a ten-round light heavyweight bout while Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs) defends Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs) in a twelve rounder. Here is what the boxers had to say:
|Lemieux-Rosado to headline Boxing After Dark on Dec. 6th|
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, December 6th will host an HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader. In the twelve-round main event, Canada's David Lemieux face Philadelphian warrior "King" Gabriel Rosado in a middleweight bout. Unbeaten Californian Hugo "The Boss" Centeno Jr. takes on Texas' James "The King" De La Rosa. Rounding out the televised card is a pair of junior welterweight sluggers as Thomas "El Frances" Dulorme takes on "Hammerin" Hank Lundy in junior welterweight action. Tickets can be purchased at www.barclayscenter.com
. source: golden boy
|San Diego to host womens title fight on Nov. 21st|
On Friday, November 21st, San Diego, CA, will be the host of a world title fight when Tijuana's Kenia Enriquez (12-0) faces the much more experienced Ana "La Bronca" Arrazola (20-10-2) for the vacant WBO women's flyweight championship. The title was vacated by Argentinean "Tutti" Bopp who became pregnant and also left the WBO and WBA light flyweight titles.The Enriquez vs. Arrazola world title fight is scheduled for ten rounds and will headline a six-bout fight card. source: Bobby D. Presents
|Introducing Canadian super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite|
Boxing has its "Superman" -- World light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson -- and from the same country, Canada, comes a boxer who calls himself "Batman" -- super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite (13-0-1, 9 KOs). The 28-year-old Hyppolite, like Stevenson, was born in Haiti and he also lives in Montreal. Hyppolite has won eight straight fights. The boxer-puncher headlines a show November 21st, streaming live on www.punchinggrace.com
from Colisee Cardin in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. Hyppolite faces Alan Campa (10-1, 7 KOs) in the twelve-round main event. source: Eye of the Tiger Management
|Hopkins: "I'm spending less time in the gym"|
With just a little over a week until fight night, Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins worked out in front a media contingent that came to see the 49-year-old WBA/IBF light heavyweight champion train for his Saturday, Nov. 8th unification bout against Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. HBO World Championship Boxing will televise. Hopkins' trainer, Naazim Richardson, and promoter, Oscar De La Hoya were also on hand. Here is what they had to say:
|Khurtsidze fights in Hollywood on Thursday|
Boxing returns to the Florentine Gardens Nightclub in Hollywood, California on Thursday, October 30th. Six professional boxing and five professional MMA bouts are scheduled. The boxing portion will be highlighted by a six-round bout between former IBO middleweight titlist Avtandil "Tornado" Khurtsidze (28-2-2) and Eddie Hunter (10-10-2). After nearly three years out of the ring, Khurtsidze returned with a first-round knockout of Allen Conyers (12-9). Hunter has won four of his last six bouts including a career-highlight knockout of Ronald Hearns (26-4) and an upset of previously undefeated Lanell Bellows. source: bash boxing
|Scottish boxing news: Shaun McShane ready for action on Nov. 15th|
After a mixed start in the pro ranks, Glasgow-based Irishman Shaun McShane (1-1-1) is using his recent time out as a catalyst. After turning pro in February 2014, the Donegal native has had a busy year with three fights. Looking forward to making his return on November 15th, Mcshane is up against Bulgaria's Radoslav Mitev (5-19-1) in Motherwell, Scotland. source: Prospect Promotions
|B-Hop: Magnum Opus or Swan Song?, By Ben Dean|
On November 8th, the man formerly known as the Executioner, and now perhaps more aptly dubbed “The Alien”, 49 year-old Bernard Hopkins will make another run at boxing history. He faces off with fellow champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in a light heavyweight unification bout in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hopkins has long made a living off of upsetting the odds and defying expectation. He will rightfully go down in history as an all-time great, and one of the most accomplished middleweight and light heavyweight champions in pugilistic history. Not merely because of his in-ring accomplishments, but equally as important because of his willingness to dare to be great.
|Abel Sanchez: light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera is making progress|
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba native Sullivan Barrera (13-0, 8 KOs) defected to the United States to become a professional boxer and now, in his second straight training camp with trainer Abel Sanchez (who also trains WBA middleweight super champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin), the undefeated light heavyweight feels he is getting closer to realizing that dream. On Nov. 8th, Barrera will face Rowland Bryant (18-4, 12 KOs) of Altamonte Springs, Florida, who is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision loss to Pawel Glazewski in Poland. source: main events
|Zeuge-Bozic added to German undercard|
German super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (15-0, 9 KOs) will see action on December 6th in Oldenburg, Germany. The 22 year-old wil face Croatia's Stjepan Bozic (29-8, 19 KOs) in a fight trainer Karsten Roewer describes as a good test for Zeuge. “Bozic is a very experienced fighter,” said Roewer. “He cannot afford to take Bozic lightly.” Zeuge returns following a ninth-round TKO victory over Baker Barakat in August. Roewer says Zeuge has a lot of room for improvement. "Although he won by stoppage, I did not really like what I saw from Tyron in this fight. He will need to improve in order to unsettle Bozic. However, if he works hard and sticks to the game plan, I have no doubts he will emerge as the clear winner.” On the same Oldenburg show, Juergen Braehmer defends the WBA regular light heavyweight title against Pawel Glazewski, while IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez faces mandatory challenger Ola Afolabi. Tickets are available via eventim.de. source: sauerland event
|French boxing update|
On Friday November 7th in Douai, France, junior welterweight Farid Chebabha (15-2-4) faces Belgium's Tarik Madni (19-6-1) in the main event. On the same show, light heavyweight Mohamed “Parigo” Merah (11-1-3) on Germany-based Slovenian Denis Simcic (29-2). Merah has gone the ten round distance twice but Simcic has a clear edge in experience and has faced the better opposition. The Merah-Simcic winner hopes the WBF can arrange a fight vs. Tony Averlant next year. source: wbf
|Adonis Stevenson's next defense announced|
World light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs), will return to the ring December 19 that Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City to face Russian challenger Dmitry "The Hunter" Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs). For the second time in a row Stevenson will headline on Showtime, which will televise on American television. Two-time Russian Olympian, and now light heavyweight contender sensation Artur Beterbiev (6-0, 6 KOs) will compete on the show, as will welterweight Kevin Bizier (26-1, 16 KOs). Tickets will go on sale next Thursday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. ET online at www.billeteck.com
, at GYM (514) 383-0666 or Boxing Club Champion (514) 376-0980. source: groupe yvon michel
|Manfredo enjoying his retirement as construction worker, family man|
Press Release: After spending the majority of his young life training inside a gym or boxing in a ring, Peter "The Pride of Providence" Manfredo, Jr. is enjoying life outside the ring for the first time on a daily basis with his family, as he prepares for his upcoming induction into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF).
|Women's bouts top November Denmark bill|
*** UPDATE: A super middleweight bout between Norway's Tim-Robin Lihaug (8-1) and Republic of Georgia's George Beroshvili (13-3-2) has been added to this show.*** World female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (26-0, 7 KOs) will be back in action on November 29th in Copenhagen. She will face IBF mandatory challenger Jennifer Retzke (15-1-1, 9 KOs) at the Falconer Hall. Braekhus became the first female boxer to win the four major titles (IBF, WBC, WBA and WBO) in September when she defeated Ivana Habazinl. Retzke currently holds the IBO version of the title. On the same show, Klara Svensson (14-0, 5 KOs) will face Lucia Morelli (18-4, 8 KOs) at junior welterweight. source: sauerland event
|Barros wins in Argentina|
Jonathan Barros W10 Sergio Escobar... In Sante Fe, Argentina, Jonathan Barros won a wide decision over Sergio Escobar in a battle of Argentinean super featherweights. The action was one-sided, so it was no surprise when Barros was announced as the winner by scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91. Barros (38-4-1) has now won four in a row since a 2012 loss to Mikey Garcia. He formerly held the WBA regular featherweight title during Chris John's reign as super champion. Escobar continues to serve as a local gatekeeper but drops to 26-24-3. source: fabox
|Boyd Melson selected to address West Point cadets|
Press Release: Junior middleweight Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson has been invited to speak at a leadership development series at his alma mater, the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York on Monday, October 27th.
|Yoan Hernandez announces next defense|
On December 6th in Oldenburg, Germany, IBF cruiserweight king Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) will defend his title against Ola Afolabi (21-3-4, 10 KOs). Hernandez, is back in action following his win over Firat Arslan in August. The Cuban-born boxer is looking forward to an immediate return having previously suffered periods of inactivity due to illness and injury. Already announced for the same show is Juergen Braehmer’s WBA regular light heavyweight title defense against Pawel Glazewski.
|Results from Monaco: Murray looks like next opponent for Golovkin|
Martin Murray W12 Domenico Spada... Middleweight contender Martin Murray defeated Domenico Spada in Monaco on Saturday night. Spada suffered a cut due to a ckash of heads in the third round, and it eventually worsened, causing the doctor to recommend a stoppage in round seven. Because the butt was deemed accidental, the scorecards decided the winner, and Murray was leading by scores reported as 67-66, 68-63 and 69-67. Martin is now 29-1-1 with the loss to former world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and the draw coming against Felix Sturm. Spada, from Italy, is now 39-6. At ringside was WBA super/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, and the win likely earned Murray a shot at Golvkin in early 2015.
Hekkie Budler W12 Xiong Zhao Zhong... On the same show, South Africa's Hekkie Budler retained his WBA and IBO 105-pound championships in a tough fight that he won by unanimous decision win over Xiong Zhao Zhong of China. Budler was knocked down in the second round, but recovered to floor his Chinese opponent in round three. Budler went on to win by scores of 114-112 (twice) and a disturbing 118-108 (meaning that judge gave Budler every round in which he was not knocked down). Budler is now 27-1. Xiong formerly held the WBC version of the 105-pound title before losing it to journeyman Osvaldo Novoa. source: supersport zone
|New champion alert: Randy Caballero captures vacant IBF bantamweight title|
Randy Caballero W12 Stuart Hall ... In Mexico, California's Randy Caballero defeated Stuart Hall of England for the vacant IBF bantamweight title. Caballero knocked down Hall in the second and went onto win by unanimous decision. Official scores were 116-111 (twice) and 118-110. After the slow start, Hall got back into the fight and slowed down Caballero with a low blow. The championship rounds were fiercely competitive and left South Africa reporters calling for a rematch. Caballero is now 23-0. Hall is 16-4. He held the IBF bantamweight title previously, but lost it to Paul Butler, who then vacated rather than face Caballero. source: supersport zone
|Q&A with Sergey Kovalev|
Press Release: Q: How do you mentally combat the fact that there's so much pressure? If you beat Hopkins they say you were supposed to beat him because he's 50 years old. If you lose to him it's even worse because he's 50 years old. Sergey Kovalev: I don't worry about who's saying these things. I am just doing my job and doing the job for me, myself, not for them. This is my career. This is not other people's career.
|The Boxingtalk Scoreboard, Compiled By Scott Shaffer|
Darleys Perez KO6 Jaider Parra... On Friday in Barranquilla, Colombia, hometown hero Darleys Perez (31-1, 20 KOs) successfully defended his WBA interim lightweight title with a sixth-round knockout over Jaider Parra (23-2-1, 12 KOs). Perez is the mandatory challenger to face WBA champion Richar Abril. Perez summarized the fight: "In the early rounds I was feeling him out and then started to get into a rhythm. That's when my punches started to land more cleanly. After the fifth round I knew he wouldn't last much longer. In the sixth round I finally ended the bout with a nice body shot. I'm ready to fight Abril for the championship.: source: Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions
Takalani Ndlovu TKO4 Lwandile Gugushe... In East London, South Africa, former IBF super cantamweight champion Takalani Ndlovu ended a four-fight losing streak when he rang up a fourth-round stoppage of Lwandile Gugushe. Now campaigning as a featherweight, Ndlovu (34-10) showed his class by picking apart Gugushe, who falls to 8-6. source: wbf
Mfusi Maxhayi W12 Unathi Gqukoma ... On the same South African show, southpaw Mfusi Maxhayi won a tough bantamweight bout via majority decision over Unathi Gqukoma (19-7-2). Mxhayi got off to a slow start but scored a knockdown in round four, and after that it was toe-to-toe action all the way to the finish, with both boxers digging deep to keep up with the other. Maxhayi (9-5-1) was favored by two judges who turned in scores of 115-112 and 116-111. The third judge scored it a draw. source: wbf
|Braehmer to face Glazewski on Dec. 6 in Germany|
Juergen Braehmer (44-2, 32 KOs) will defend his regular WBA 175-pound title against Pawel Glazewski (23-2, 5 KOs) on December 6th at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. "I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and defending my title for a third time this year,’’ said Braehmer, whose last fight was unanimous decision points victory over Roberto Bolonti in June. "Recently, I have faced opposition who have either been well-conditioned or big punchers. Glazewski possesses both these attributes. Braehmer’s coach Karsten Roewer has identified the Pole’s punching power as a cause for concern for the southpaw Braehmer. Tickets for the WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship clash at the EWE Arenas in Oldenburg are available via eventim.de. source: sauerland event
|Povetkin stretches Takam|
Alexander Povetkin KO10 Carlos Takam... In Moscow, ex-Olympic gold medalist Alexander Povetkin remained on the short list of top heavyweight contenders by knocking out Carlos Takam of France in the tenth round. Povetkin ended the fight with a three-combination punctuated by a left hook that left Takam flat on his back. Povetkin is now 28-1 with the lone loss coming to world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Takam is now 30-2-1 and suffered his first loss since 2009. -Scott Shaffer
|Charr wins when Grant remains on stool|
Manuel Charr TKO5 Michael Grant... In Moscow, heavyweight Manuel Charr defeated Michael Grant when Grant did not come out for the sixth round. Charr was winning the fight easily, but Grant landed many good combinations of his own, particularly to Charr's body. Having taken the fight on short notice, Grant's problem was lack of conditioning. He was exhausted and dispirited, turning his back to Charr on more than one occasion. Now 48-6, the 42 year-old Grant hasn't won a fight since 2011 and unless he can relocate the motivation he lacked against Charr, would be best off calling it a career. Grant had a great run in the 1990s but was stopped by Lennox Lewis in a world championship fight in 2000. --Scott Shaffer
|Daily Bread Friday Edition:(10-24-14), By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards|
Speaking of Terry Norris, Nicholas Walters' win over Nonito Donaire this weekend reminded me of Norris' win over [an aged] Ray Leonard. Not particularly in style but in significance. No, Nonito isn't/wasn't on Leonard's level but this was still a case of a star in the twilight of his career running into a young LION and my eyes tell me that LION will be doing some serious ROARING over the next few years. I love how Walters was brave enough to taste Nonito's power and once he knew he could handle it... GAME OVER. In approach, he reminded me of a young Ike Quartey. That playful and almost distained sneer and warrior's approach was nice! I look forward to seeing him conquer more divisions/careers.
|Voraberger headlines in Vienna|
Super flyweight Eva Voraberger will see action on Saturday November 1st at the Admiral Dome in Vienna, Austria. The 23 year-old Voraberger (18-3) last fought in June and got a hard-fought, unanimous decision win over Thailand’s Nonggift Onesongchaigym. This time, she risks her WBF title against Hungary's Renata Domsodi (12-5). After losing her debut in 2011, Domsodi put together seven straight victories before losing twice to Ramona Kuehne in 2012 and 2013. The 39 year-old Domsodi also dropped a WBC title shot to Mexico's Zulina Munoz (43-1-2). source: wbf
|Manny Pacquiao conference call transcript|
Press Release: Manny Pacquiao , the WBO welterweight champion and Philippine Congressman (56-5-2, 38 KOs), his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, his Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum held a media conference from General Santos City, Philippines, where Pacquiao has been training for his Nov. 22nd title defense against WBO junior welterweight champion CHris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), of Huntington, NY. Here is what Pacquaio, Roach and Arum had to say about the fight, which will be shown on HBO pay-per-view and take place at The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena:
|Michael Grant faces Manuel Charr in Russia tomorrow|
An interesting heavyweight bout has just been added to tomorrow's show in Moscow. Michael Grant has arrived from the United States to face Manuel Charr. the 42 year-old Grant is 48-5 and last fought in May 2013, a loss to Carlos Takam. The 30 year-old Charr is 26-2 and last fought in May of this year, a loss to Alexander Povetkin. The main event matches the conquerors of Grant and Charr, as Takam (30-1-1) faces Povetkin (27-1). --Scott Shaffer
|Wait... what? Ortiz needed to cheat to beat Kayode???|
After stopping Lateef Kayode very quickly in September, heavyweight Luis Ortiz returned a positive post-fight drug test for the steroid nandrolone, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. [Editor's note: The bout was for a ridiculous WBA paper title, its interim championship despite the fact that the WBA recognizes two other heavyweight champions. Kayode is not even a legitimate heavyweight and Ortiz, like anyone else claiming to be a contender, should be able to defeat Kayode without resorting to cheating]. According to Kayode's promoter, Greg Cohen, the WBA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission have a clear duty to protect Kayode, should the positive test be confirmed by the Nevada in an upcoming hearing. Cohen wants Ortiz's [paper] interim title stripped. source: Greg Cohen Promotions
|Groves to face Douglin in Liverpool|
Super middleweight contender George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) will see action on November 22nd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The "Saint" will face American Denis Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) on a bill topped by the domestic grudge match between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew. Groves returns following a unanimous points victory over Christopher Rebrasse at the SSE Arena, Wembley in September, in which the Hammersmith boxer claimed the European championship and became the mandatory challenger for Anthony Dirrell’s WBC title. source: sauerland event
|Nick Kisner gets promotional deal|
Greg Cohen Promotions announced the signing of Baltimore cruiserweight "Slick" Nick Kisner (13-1-1, 5 KOs) to an exclusive promotional agreement. Kisner turned professional in 2010 and has only suffered two setbacks, a draw to a 0-0 boxer named Andre Ward (not the world champion) and a split decision loss to undefeated Junior Wright in Wright's hometown of Chicago. source: Greg Cohen Promotions
|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
|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
|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.
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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.
|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
|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
|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
, at the Twin River Box Office or by phone at 401-724-2253/2254. source: ces entertainment
|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
|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.
|Golovkin makes quick work of Rubio|
Gennady Golovkin KO2 Marco A. Rubio... In Carson, California, Gennady "GGG" Golovkin retained the WBA and IBO middleweight titles with a second-round knockout of Mexico's Marco Antonio Rubio. Golovkin landed a punishing right uppercut followed by a perfectly placed left hook that landed on Rubio's forehead, just above his gloves. Rubio went down on his back and just missed beating the ten count, which seemed a bit quick. It was another highlight reel knockout for Golovkin who is now 31-0 with 28 KOs. While Miguel Cotto holds the true world middleweight championship, it would be difficult to find a boxing expert who would pick Cotto to beat Golovkin. Rubio falls to 59-7-1. Because he failed to make the middlewieght limit, he could not have won either of Golovkin's titles. source: hbo
|Walters axes Donaire for world featherweight championship|
Nicholas Walters KO Nonito Doniare... Jamaica's Nicholas Walters captured the world featherweight championship in Carson, California knocking out Nonito Donaire in the sixth round. Donaire landed a big punch right at the end of the second round, but Walters took it well and was unaffected when the third round began. Donaire had swelling around both eyes and a cut over his right eye. Walters in now 25-0, while Donaire is now 33-3 and may retire. The recent lineage of the 126-pound world championship is Indonesia's Chris John to South Africa's Simpiwe Vetyeka to the Filippino Donaire and now to Walters. source: hbo
|Cunningham knocked down but wins easy|Steve Cunningham TKO8 Natu Visinia...
Fighting in his hometown of Philadelphia, Steve Cunningham handed Natu Visinia his first pro loss when Visinia failed to answer the bell for the ninth round of their heavyweight bout. Cunningham, the former world cruiserweight champion was outweighed by 73 pound but controlled the action with superior speed and footwork. Visinia's raw strength advantage showed itself when Cunningham was knocked down by a punch to the shoulder. Cunningham was not hurt and generally took the action to Visinia for most of the bout. Visinia (10-1) suffered some cuts inside his mouth that made his job tougher. Cunningham is now 28-6 with three wins in a row.
Edner Cherry TKO2 Osumanu Akaba...
In South Philadelphia, wild-swinging Edner Cherry knocked Osumanu Akaba down three times in the second round to win thier lightweight bout via technical knockout. After a tentative first round, Cherry's left hand was too quick and too hard for Akaba, a late replacement. Cherry is now 33-6 for his career, including 9-0 with one no contest since losing to Timothy Bradley six years ago. Akaba is now 31-7-1.
Decarlo Perez TKO5 Tyrone Brunson... Big punching Tyrone Brunson emptied out his gas tank in the second round and had Decarlo Perez on the ropes, but Perez weathered the storm and Brunson tired very quickly, leading to a fifth-round stoppage win for Perez. Brunson never went down, but he was doubled over in exhaustion while Perez rained in unanswered punches forcing the referee to stop the middleweight bout. Perez, from nearby Atlantic City, New Jersey improves to 13-3-1 with this career-best win. After a strong start to his career, Brunson has now lost three of four and is 22-3-1 overall. If Brunson is to have any success, he must figure out what to do when he can't knock his opponent out early. source: nbc sports network
|Visinia outweighs Cunningham by 73 pounds!|
Former world cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham will enter the ring in South Philadelphia tonight giving away 73 pounds to his opponent, Natu Visinia. Cunningham has a huge advantage in experience, but on Friday Visinia outweighed the self-professed smallest heavyweight in the world 278 pounds to 205. Despite the weight disparity, Cunningham is the favorite. The battle-tested Cunningham has a career mark of 27-6 against top-notch competition while the 10-0 Visinia has never faced a recognizable foe. NBC Sports Network will air the fight live at 9 PM EST. For the co-feature, Edner Cherry weighed in at 132.5 compared to 134.5 for his opponent, late replacement Osumanu Akaba. In another significant bout that might not make the broadcast, both Tyrone Brunson scaled in at 158 pounds for their middleweight bout. source: main events
|Cruiserweight Dmytro Kucher added to San Diego show|
Cruiserweight Dmytro Kucher will make a special stop in San Diego next Friday night, October 24th, to take on Galen Brown (42-28-1) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, California (San Diego area). Kucher (21-1) turned pro after a successful amateur career in his home country of Ukraine in 2009. Kucher suffered his first loss in his last fight at the fists of Ilunga Makabu who defeated him via majority decision back in July of last year in Monaco. source: Bobby D. Presents
|Seldin-Jargal rematch booked for December|
Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin headline a Long Island, New York show on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Seldin, a junior welterweight from nearby Shirley, NY, will fight a ten-round rematch with Bayan "The Mongolian Mongoose" Jargal (17-5-3 with 11KOs) from Arlington, Virginia. Seldin (14-0 with 11KOs) is coming off a second-round knockout of Ramesis Gil at same venue on Sept. 19th. source: star boxing
|Bread's take on Nonito Donaire, By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards|
What is your official pick for this weekend. I’m assuming you have Gennady "GGG" Golovkin defeating Marco Antonio Rubio. For some reason, I’m going with the big Mexican to win by split decision. I think Rubio is a better boxer than people give him credit for and GGG has holes in his defense. I can’t call the Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters fight because Nonito’s wife burns a hole in me. I can’t stand nosey women in boxing. "Jin Mosley2" is a pain in the ass and to see her in the ring with Nonito while he was shadowboxing just irked the hell out of me. Without getting into all of the rumors surrounding his personal life, his involvement with her scares me. Women weaken boxers. And she seems to be ruining one of my favorite guys.
|Daily Bread Friday Edition:(10-17-14), By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards|
You made a point about Sergey Kovalev landing devastating punches without loading up. I'm not saying his gloves are loaded, but would you put it past Nazeem Richardson and Bernard Hopkins to make the dude rewrap his gloves just before their fight next month? Assuming his gloves aren't loaded and assuming the chess match that Hopkins always plays with opponents, would gamesmanship like this mess with Kovalev's head?
|John Jackson looking to bounce back from loss to Andy Lee|
Junior middleweight John "Dah Rock" Jackson (18-2, 15 KOs), from the U.S. Virgin Islands, will return to action on Saturday, November 15th at the Quorum Córdoba Hotel in Cordoba, Argentina, against hometown veteran Carlos Adan "El Malevo" Jerez (40-17-3, 18 KOs). Jackson vs. Jerez will serve as one of the supporting bouts for a show headlined by Carolina Marcela Gutierrez (22-4-1, 13 KOs) taking on Yulihan Luna Avila (11-2, 1 KO) for the vacant IBF World female super bantamweight title. source: sampson boxing
|Salido becomes WBO champion by decree|
Orlando Salido has earned his warrior stripes many times over, but this week, he got a free pass to a paper championship. The WBO, through its president Paco Valcarcel, handed Salido the WBO title belt in the 130-pound weight class. Salido, who held featherweight titles onmultiple occasions, was handed the title because the prior titlist, Mikey Garcia, is embroiled in a lawsuit with Top Rank over his promotional rights, and Garcia intends to move up to 140 pounds anyway. Garcia has not fought since January and has no fight on the horizon. Garcia beat Salido controversially at 126 pounds in 2013 when Garcia, ahead on points, quit on his stool after eight rounds. The bout was allowed to go to the scorecards when it appeared that Salido, although losing most rounds, should have won by technical knockout because the injury to Garcia was caused by a punch. In any event, Garcia moved up to 130 and took the WBO title from Roman Martinez. Last month, with Garcia on the sideline due to the lawsuit, Salido defeated Terdsak Kokietgym of Thailand for an interim title. That title has now been updated from interim to full. --Scott Shaffer
|Results from New York City|
Heather Hardy W10 Crystal Hoy... On Wednesday at New York City's B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, popular Brooklynite Heather "The Heat" Hardy, 121½, dominated Crystal Hoy, 121, of Las Vegas over ten rounds. Hardy went on to win a majority decision by scores of 100-90, 99-91, and a puzzling 95-95. Hardy remained unbeaten at 11-0, while Hoy fell to 5-7-4.
Travis Peterkin W8 Otis Griffin... Ex-New York Golden Gloves champion, southpaw Travis Peterkin, 176¾, of Brooklyn, competed in his first eight-round contest and defeated Sacramento, California's Otis Griffin, 179½. Earning a unanimous decision with scores of 80-72, and 79-73 (twice), Peterkin upped his record to 13-0 with 5 KOs, while Griffin's career continued its freefall: he's lost 11 of his ;ast 12 and his overall record drops to 24-17-2 with 10 KOs. source for all results: dibella entertainment
|Algieri schedules public workouts in Vegas|
Beginning October 19th, Chris Algieri will begin training at The Palazzo in Las Vegas for his upcoming fight against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Algieri will train in a custom gym at The Palazzo through November 13th and is giving boxing fans the ultimate opportunity - the chance to watch training sessions. On Saturdays fans will get an inside look when the doors to Algieri's training camp are open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. source: star boxing
|Cunningham-Visinia final press conference quotes|
Press Release: The Oct. 18th edition of NBC Sports Network's Fight Nightwill take place at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. It features a ten-round heavyweight fight between Steve "USS" Cunningham, of Philadelphia and Natu "The Truth" Visinia of Clinton, IL as well as a ten-round junior lightweight contest between Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry of The Bahamas, and Osumanu Akaba of Accra, Ghana. Here is what was said at Thursday's final press conference:
|Will Hutt to be honored posthumously|
The late boxing judge Will Hutt left a rich boxing legacy that will be celebrated November when he will be posthumously inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) Saturday night, November 8 at its 10th annual Gala Induction Dinner in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. Hutt, of Farmington, not only was considered one of the finest officials in Connecticut, he also spent a lot of his free time helping to promote the sport he loved.
|Bundrage a champ again at 41: "Don’t never throw in the towel", By Doveed Linder|
In this interview, IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) discusses his recent win over Carlos Molina (22-6-2, 6 KOs). With this inspiring victory, Bundrage became a two-time title holder and the oldest man in history to capture a world title at junior middleweight. He is forty-one years old and he demonstrated that he still has a lot of fight left in him.
|Ring 8 in New York announces 2014 honorees|
The 28th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:00 p.m. ET), December 14 at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. Ring 8, the Nwe York retired boxers' organization, has announced its 2014 award winners. WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri was named Fighter of the Year, WBA regular middleweight titlist Daniel "The Golden Child" Jacobs was named Comeback Fighter of the Year, and retired heavyweight "Baby" Joe Mesi will be honored with the Uncrowned Champion award. The full list 0f honorees is:
|Donaire-Walters press conference quotes|
Press Release: World featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walter collide this Saturday at the sold-out StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The final press conference was held and here is what Donaire and Walters had to say:
|New opponent for Edner Cherry|
The Oct. 18th edition of NBCSN Fight Night will take place at the 2300 Arena at 2300 Swanson Street in South Philadelphia. It features a 10-round heavyweight fight between Steve "USS" Cunningham, of Philadelphia, and Natu "The Truth" Visinia, of Clinton, IL. The co-feature will be ten-round junior lightweight contest between Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry, of Wauchula, FL, and Osumanu Akaba, of Accra, Ghana. Akaba replaces the original opponent, Jerry Belomontes. Akaba is 31-6-1 with 24 KOs. He won ten straight fights in Ghana from 2009-2013 but lost his American debut via eight-round decision to Bahodir Mamadjonov. source: main events
|Jonathan Cepeda Wins Third Straight Bout|
Jonathan Cepeda TKO5 Lester Gonzalez... When last seen by most boxing fans, Jonathan Cepeda was getting stopped by Lamar Russ on ShoBox back in 2012. However, Cepeda took some time off, reevaluated his priorities and signed with a new management group earlier this year. So far the move has paid off well for the middleweight, as Cepeda has run off three wins in the last three months. Over the weekend in Springfield, Virginia, Cepeda stopped Lester Gonzalez (12-15-4) in the fifth round. Cepeda finished Gonzalez off with a left hook that sent Gonzalez staggering back to the ropes and then down. The referee immediately stopped the bout. Prior to this weekend’s win, the New York-based Dominican stopped Larry Smith (10-24-1) in three rounds in September and won via disqualification against Quincy Miner (3-8) in August. With the three wins, Cepeda’s career record now stands at 15-1 with 13 KOs. source: Kran Sports And Entertainment Management
|Clarence Booth signs with Pat Lynch|
Press Release: Former manager of the year Pat Lynch has announced the signing of welterweight Clarence Booth to an exclusive managerial contract. Booth of St. Petersburg, Florida has a record 8-1 with 5 KOs. Booth, who is a proud husband and father of four will return to action on Saturday, November 1st in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Booth stumbled upon boxing by accident but deep down he knew that this could be his calling.
|Local talent added to Chicago undercard|
Chicago boxers Alex Martin, Semajay Thomas, Eddie Ramirez and Jose Felix Quezada will join light heavyweight Andrzej "Chicago's Polish Prince" Fonfara's undercard on November 1st. Fonfara will face Doudou Ngumbu from the Congo via France on a special edition of Showtime Boxing taking place at Chicago's UIC Pavilion. source: warriors boxing
|Brunson in step-up fight this weekend|
This Saturday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Tyrone "Young Gun" Brunson (22-2-1, 21 KOs) returns to the his hometown for the first time in nine and a half years when he takes on Atlantic City's DeCarlo Perez (12-3-1, 4 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round junior middleweight bout. Brunson burst on to the scene in 2005 and set the world record with 19 consecutive first-round knockouts to start his career. Largely inactive since 2009, Brunson had an easy win in the Dominican Republic in June. Perez himself is on a roll, having won six of his last seven including wins over Dante Moore (8-0-2), Jarmar Freeman (9-1-2) and in his last bout when he defeated Marcus Willis (13-3-2). source: 1957 management
|Ring 8 meeting scheduled for Thursday in Franklin Square, NY|
Light heavyweight Seannie Monaghan (22-0, 14 KOs) and boxing journalist Bobby Cassidy Jr. are scheduled to be this month's Ring 8 guest speakers. The meeting takes place on Thursday, Oct. 16th (doors open 6 p.m, meeting starts at 8 p.m.) at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York. source: ring 8
|Emanuel Augustus shot in head; on life support|
Very sad news is emerging from Baton Rouge, Louisiana: popular boxer Emanuel Burton, who more commonly fought under the name Emanuel Augustus, has been shot in the back of the head and has been placed on life support. According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, the shooting occurred on the streets near a gym where Augustus trained. There is no known motive or suspects and police are asking for tips to be reported to 225.389.4869. Augustus had tremendous boxing talent and an unorthodox style capable of thrilling fans, but he squandered his career through drug use and not taking himself seriously. This is evidenced by his career mark, 38-34-6, which would not indiciate his talent. In 2000, Augustus lost to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and for years, the undefeated Mayweather would refer to that as his toughest fight. His 2001 loss to Micky Ward was considered by some to be the best fight of that year. His career best win was probably came in 2005 against Ray Oliveira, Sr. in which Augustus flashed never-before-seen moves before ESPN's audience, such as two-handed punching, en route to a TKO win. Augustus' 17-year resume boasts wins over many very good boxers but also losses to guys with far less talent than him. He last fought in 2011. Boxingtalk wishes Augusutus a full recovery. --Scott Shaffer
|Well-connected Lara now 26-0-1|
Jorge Lara TKO4 Jovanny Soto... Super bantamweight Jorge "Pilon" Lara is associated with two of boxing's most powerful men: he is promoted by Sampson Lewkowicz's Sampson Boxing and advised by Al Haymon. Fighting in Cancun, Mexico over the weekend, Lara (26-0-1, 18 KOs) dominated Jovanny Soto, dropping him four times before stopping him in the fourth round. Soto is now 38-17-1 with three stoppage losses in his last four outings. "Lara looked like a star tonight," said a happy Lewkowicz. "I am proud to have him in my stable. He is another future champion I have I my stable at 122 pounds that also includes Oscar Escandon, Tyson Cave, Hugo Ruiz, Luis Emmanuel Cusolito, Jhonatan Arenas and Jonathan Guzman." The only blemish on the Mexican Lara's record was a technical draw in the first year of his career. source: sampson boxing
|Natu Visinia fighting in memory of Buddy Bereal|
When Natu "The Truth" Visinia steps into the ring Saturday in Philadelphia, PA to face heavyweight contender Steve "USS" Cunningham, it will be with a heavy heart. Visinia buried his long-time trainer, Charles "Buddy" Bereal, on Oct. 10th after Bereal passed away suddenly from a heart attack. Visinia, 30, is from, Clinton, Illinois, a small town with a population of 7,500. He travelled to California to train with Bereal for the last five years. When Bereal passed away unexpectedly, Jermaine Lefeiloai, Buddy's long-time assistant trainer, stepped in to finish out Natu's training camp.
|Now 9-0, Joshua prepares for Sprott next month|
Anthony Joshua TKO2 Denis Bakhtov... In London over the weekend, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua rang up a second-round tenchnical knockout of heavyweight Denis Bakhtov. The 6'6" Joshua staggered the Russian in round one with a right counter that saw the 24 year-old Joshua (9-0 with 9 KOs) seeking a first-round stoppage. Bakhtov (38-10 with 25 KOs) survived to hear the bell but Joshua’s assault began again at the beginning of the second round until referee Ian John Lewis had seen enough after two minutes. Joshua, who turns 25 on Wednesday, will now prepare for Michael Sprott (42-22) whom he faces in Liverpool on November 22nd in a British title eliminator. source: matchroom press release
|Daily Bread Monday Edition: (10-13-14), By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards|
The best plan of action I would suggest for Floyd Mayweather's legacy is to figure out another notable opponent for his next fight, let Amir Khan brew until September, then fight him in the UK, close out his contract with Showtime, then fight Manny Pacquiao for his 50th to close out his career with a career-high payday and the most anticipated fight since Leonard-Hearns I. All beatable, all possible, just requires patience and Pacman needs to stick to his winning streak. Not a lot of people are concerned, but I believe Pacquiao's next opponent, Chris Algieri is a live dog and could put a wrench in Pac's plans. His physical advantages concern me since the Mayweather fight is looking more and more likely now. Your thoughts?
|Next up for Danny Garcia: Viktor Postol?|
UPDATE: ESPN.com reports that the agreement allows the parties to take interim fights before facing each other, so Garcia-Postol may not necessarily be on the horizon, despite what the WBC announced. World junior welterweight champon Danny Garcia's next challenger will be undefeated Viktor Postol of The Ukraine. The WBC announced the cancellation of the purse bid because "both parties have reached an agreement in which specific details will be announced in the near future." Postol is qualified but little-known in the United States. He is 27-0 with wins over Hank Lundy, Selcuk Aydin, Demarcus Corley and a number of European boxers with good records. Garcia is 29-0 with a huge 2013 win over Lucas Matthysse followed by a very narrow win over Mauricio Herrera and a soft-touch defense against Rod Salka. source: wbc
|Marcus Upshaw to face Aaron Pryor Jr. on a "private show"|
Marcus Upshaw (17-13-2, 8 KOs) hopes to jum pstart his career October 23rd against Aaron Pryor Jr. (19-7, 12 KOs), in the ten-round main event on a private (no tickets sold or media coverage) Alarm Charity Boxing fundraiser event at Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C.
|Selby stops Brunker in London|
Lee Selby prevailed in an IBF featherweight eliminator with a strong performance against Australia's Joel Brunker in LOndon on Saturday. Selby peppered Brunker with his full arsenal until the middle of the ninth round, when a left to the body took everything out of Brunker. Selby and pounced closed the show moments later. The 27 year-old Welshman improved to 20-1 and now will await the winner of IBF champion Evgeny Gradovich's title defense against Jayson Velez in Omaha, Nebraska on November 29th. Brunker's firs pro loss leaves his record at 27-1. Selby, who is bidding to become the twelfth world champion from Wales and the third to win the featherweight crown, believes that he would take the title from the Russian. “Gradovich is perfect for my style and I think I would do a similar job on him,” said Selby. “He’s fighting at the end of November and I think he’ll come through in that fight so we can get it on early next year. I think I am entitled to a little break because I have been non-stop in the gym for four years, you can count the days off I have had on your hands." source: matchroom press release
|New champion alert: Bundrage regains IBF title|
Cornelius Bundrage W12 Carlos Molina… In Cancun, Mexico, Cornelius "K9" Bundrage regained the IBF 154-pound title with a unanimous decision win over Carlos Molina. The 41 year-old Bundrage was written off by many after losing the IBF title to Ishe Smith in early 2013, but Bundrage never lost faith in his own abilities and his win serves as a shining example to boxers everywhere not to give up. Bundrage won an elimination bout to get this shot at Molina (who had taken the title from Smith) and he made the most of the opportunity. Bundrage scored knockdowns in the first and tenth rounds and defeated Molina by scores of 117-106, 116-109 and 115-110. Bundrage had appoint deducted from his score for hitting Molina behind the head. Without a powerful promoter behind him, this could have been Bundrage's last big fight. The victory improved Bundrage's record to 35-5 and guaranteed his career will continue at a high level. Earlier this year, law enforcement officials decided to enforce a long-standing arrest warrant, which led to Molina's deportation to Mexico. Without a title belt or the ability to fight in the United States, Molina (22-6-2) finds himself in a very tough position. source: espn3
|Results from Germany|
Amira Hamzaoui W10 Raja Amasheh ... Amira Hamzaoui from France defeated Raja Amasheh on Saturday in a women's flyweight bout held in Saarbruecken, Germany. There were many tight rounds that were difficult to score, Germany’s Amasheh was the aggressor for the most part, while southpaw Hamzaoui boxed well on the back-foot and was very effective with clean counters. After ten rounds of boxing, Hamzaoui was declared the winner by split decision. There was some unusual scoring as judges Toni Tiberi and Vincent Dupas had Hamzaoui (11-1) in front by 97-94 and 96-94, and Steven Mertz saw it the other way with 98-94 for Amasheh (17-1-1).
Bernard Donfack W12 Christian Pawlak... In the co-feature, super middleweight Bernard Donfack repeated a previous victory over Christian Pawlak. Donfack beat Pawlak on points in 2007 when both were new to the game, and it would be no different this time as the Cameroon-born Donfack landed with the harder and more accurate punches throughout the bout, en route to a victory by scores of 116-112, 115-114 and 115-113, all for Donfack who improved his record to 21-11-3. Pawlack fell to 20-6-1. source: world boxing federation.net
|Soliman lead Taylor on the scorecards after six rounds, By Scott Shaffer|Jermain Taylor W12 Sam Soliman...
Jermain Taylor's win over Sam Soliman in Mississippi on Wednesday was signficant for several reasons. The win got Taylor the IBF middleweight championship more than seven years after Taylor lost the world middleweight championship to Kelly Pavlik (Taylor's initial reign lasted from 2005-2007). The result of Taylor-Soliman was even more surprising given the controversy that has been swirling around Taylor: he recently shot his cousin in a domestic dispute and is out on bail, awaiting trial. This week, TMZ.com released a tape of the 911 call, in which Taylor seems to be saying, "I shot one of them. Better come get him before I kill him!
." Also, Taylor reportedly suffered a brain bleed after suffering a brutal knockout in 2009, and had to visit several top neurologists to prove his fitness to fight. Despite the meidcal clearance, some people still dispute Taylor's fitness to fight. Against Soliman, Taylor started slowly, but took over in the middle of the fight when Soliman injured his knee. According to Soliman's attorney, Kurt Emhoff, Soliman was ahead on the scorecards before the injury occurred. After his knee gave out, Soliman fought bravely through four knockdowns and many more "slips" that occurred because the injured knee simply could not support him adequately. The final scores were 116-111, 116-109 and 115-109 for Taylor. Despite the loss, the 40 year-old Soliman earned the respect of anyone who watched him courageusly attempt to defeat Taylor on one good leg. Emhoff said afterwards, "I can't say enough about how much heart and constitution Sam Soliman showed in the ring tonight. He fought the last six rounds tonight with a knee he couldn't put any weight on and he was in severe pain. That was a really special performance and I couldn't be prouder of him. The hardest part was finding out from the boxing commission that Sam was ahead on all the scorecards at the time he hurt his knee. Sometimes things just don't go your way and it's how you react that determines your character. Sam gave it everything he had. He may not have won the decision but he's still a champion to me."
|Broadway Boxing line-up set for next week|
Next Wednesday, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) returns to New York City's famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill for the latest edition of its Broadway Boxing series. Headlining will be Heather "The Heat" Hardy (10-0) against Las Vegas-native Crystal Hoy (5-6) in a ten-round junior featherweight bout. Light heavyweight Travis Peterkin (12-0) will also be featured, as takes on Otis Griffin (24-16-2) in an eight-round co-feature. source: dibella entertainment
|The Boxingtalk Scoreboard|
Mario Barrios TKO1 Abraham Rubio... San Antonio, Texas' Mario Barrios got a first-round technical knockout over Mexico's [unqualified] Abraham Rubio im MIisissippi on Wednesday. Barrios, who is managed by Al Haymon and advised by Bob Santos and Luis DeCubas Jr., improved to 6-0 with 3 KOs. Rubio is now 3-5-1 with five straight first-round losses. After dropping Rubio with two left hooks, Barrios finished the job with a barrage of punches, forcing the referee to stop the bout. With the move to featherweight, Barrios feels his power is much more effective. The six-foot tall Barrios said, "my body feels a lot stronger at this weight." source: barrios press release
|Top Rank lands HBO Latino date on Nov. 15th|
Super middleweight Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez and featherweight Oscar Valdez, a two-time Mexican Olympian, will headline an HBO Latino show on November 15th at San Antonio's Alamodome. Ramirez, will face Colombia's Fulgencio Zuniga (27-9-1) in a ten-round bout. Valdez, of Nogales, will battle Mexico City's Alberto Garza (26-8-1) over eight rounds. Garza has lost two straight bouts. source: top rank
|HBO 24/7 for Pacquiao-Algieri to debut Nov. 8th|
As a prelude to the upcoming HBO Pay-Per-View showdown on Nov. 22nd between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO junior welterwight titlist Chris Algieri, HBO Sports will air "24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri," a one episode, 30-minute special examining the 147-pound title showdown. It will premiere Saturday, Nov. 8th at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on HBO immediately following the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev bout. Other HBO airings for 24/7: Nov. 9th (11:00 a.m.), 10 (2:45 a.m.), 13th (2:30 p.m.), 18th (8:45 a.m.), 19th (6:00 p.m.), 21st (1:00 p.m. & 3:00 a.m.), and 22nd (9:45 a.m.). All times are ET/PT. source: star boxing
|Boxingtalk's KO Fix: Roy Jones shows flash of former brilliance|
Roy Jones KO1 Hany Atiyo... On September 26th, Roy Jones, Jr. gave the boxing fans in Krasnodar, Russia the opportunity to say they saw one of the greratest boxers of this era live and in person. Though no one will argue that the now 45 year-old Jones is still one of the sport's pound-for-pound best, Jones delivered for the fans, knocking out Hany Atiyo of Egypt with a body shot that was reminiscient of Jones' killer KO of Virgil Hill back in 1998. --Scott Shaffer
|Korobov gets new opponent for vacant title: Lee in Ireland|
When Matt Korobov was named the mandatory challenger for the WBO middleweight championship, Peter Quillin vacated the title rather than fight Korobov for a seven-figure purse. The WBO then tried to fill the vacant title by matching Korobov against the WBO's 154-pound titlist Demtrius Andrade. After initially accepting the fight, Andrade ultimately backed out too. Now the WBO has announced on its website that Korobov will face Ireland's Andy Lee for the vacant title on December 13th in Dublin. Lee is 33-2 with a failed WBC title bid in 2012 against Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Korobov is 24-0, coming off a win over previously unbeate Jose Uzcategui. --Scott Shaffer
|Sauerland announces TV deal with SAT.1|
German boxing promoter Sauerland Event has announced SAT.1 as its new German television partner, replacing ARD. SAT.1 will broadcast all Sauerland events beginning in 2015. The deal between was signed today in Berlin, prior to a press conference at the city’s famous Hotel Adlon.The new partnership with SAT.1 represents a break for Sauerland from current broadcaster ARD. Said Kalle Sauerland, “We want to thank everybody at ARD for a long and successful collaboration. This was not an easy step as ARD want to continue to broadcast boxing. But the show must go on and we are excited to ring in a new era with ProSiebenSat.1. Boxing in Germany will be bigger than ever.” source: sauerland event
|Pedraza-Farenas booked as IBF 130-pound eliminator|
Puerto Rico's super featherweight Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (18-0, 12 KOs) and Philippine contender Michael Farenas (39-4-4, 31 KOs) have finalized their IBF elimination bout scheduled for November 14th in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Pedraza already holds the IBO title at 130 pounds. The Pedraza-Farenas winner will be in line for a shot at the title currently held by Rances Barthelemy. The twelve-round bout will be televised on DirecTV in Puerto Rico only. source: gary shaw press release
|Excellent Liverpool show sold out in 48 hours|
The rematch between British cruiserweight Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, scheduled for November 22nd at Liverpool’s Echo Arena was sold out in less than 48 hours. The bitter rivals return to the venue of their first clash in 2011 (a light heavywweight contest that Cleverly won by majority decision) to finally face each other once again, and fight fans have snapped up all of the tickets on sale inside 48 hours. Their second encounter, at the 200-pound weight limit, is supported by a bumper undercard featuring Jamie McDonnell defending his WBA 118-pound belt against Walberto Ramos, heavyweight Anthony Joshua scheduled to face Michael Sprott (if Joshua wins an October bout first), James DeGale vs. Marco Antonio Periban and Scott Quigg defending his WBA 122-pound belt vs. an opponent to be named. Sky Sports will televise. source: matchroom
|Ronald Cruz tabbed for NBC Sports Network bout|
Russian welterweight Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko (17-0) was scheduled for a ten-round welterweight fight with Emmanuel Lartey (17-2) on Nov. 8th at Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA, but when Lartey pulled out last week, local boxer Ronald Cruz (20-4, 15 KOs) stepped up to the challenge. Mikhaylenko-Cruz has been added to the NBC Sports Network telecast that night. source: main events
|Rodriguez-Cartagena scheduled for Puerto Rico|
On Saturday, October 18th, Philadelphia's Miguel Cartagena takes on Manny Rodriguez (9-0) in a bantamweight contest to be held in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. The show will be televised on Direct TV. The 22 year-old Cartagena (13-1) has done some but not a lot of research on his undefeated foe. "I do not know too much on Rodriguez. I do know he had an excellent background and I know he is a strong and fast fighter." Cartagena will be able to fight in front of family and friends from his native island. "I did not expect it. I am eager to fight in Puerto Rico in front of my family." source: Club 1957 Management
|Stevenson changes his tune: now wants Hopkins-Kovalev winner|
After ducking out on a proposed fight against Sergey Kovalev, only to be left out of a big fight when Kovalev reached a deal to fight Bernard Hopkins, world light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson now says he wants to fight the winner of Hopkins-Kovalev. In separate tweets over the past 24 hours, Stevenson wrote: “I will be fighting in December and the exact date will be reveal next week… I will be ring side on November 8 for the fight of Bernard Hopkins vs Sergey Kovalev. I will fight the winner.” Kovalev is recognized by the WBO, Hopkins by the IBF and WBA, and Stevenson by the WBC, although Stevenson is also the "man who beat the man" because he captured the lineal world championship from Chad Dawson who beat Hopkins. --Scott Shaffer
|Boxingtalk's KO fix: Artur Beterbiev|
Artur Beterbiev KO2 Tavoris Cloud... Yesterday, we took a look at cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk, who looks to be destined for big things at cruiserweight. Today, let's look at Usyk's former amateur rival, Artur Beterbiev, who recently destroyed former IBF champion Tavoris Cloud in a light heavyweight battle. Beterbiev completely dismantled Cloud, knocking him down four times in less than two rounds.Usyk-Beterbiev could be a real Eastern European superfight in a very short period of time. Scott Shaffer
|Daily Bread Wednesday Edition: (10-8-14), By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards|
What do you make of Floyd Mayweather’s comments that [Showtime's so-called reality show] All Access was staged to draw more viewers? If you remember Floyd has went out of his way to say that he keeps it 100% real. I don’t know what to believe at this point.
|Farmer to face Coca in Virginia|
UPDATE: Farmer has signed a promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment. This Saturday at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, Virginia, featherweight Tevin Farmer will look for his tenth consecutive victory when he takes on Dominick Coca (8-9, 2 KOs) from Watts, California in an eight-round bout. The 24 year-old Farmer has a record of 16-4-1 with 3 KOs has been training hard for this fight. "Everything is good. I am just unwinding and getting on weight as well as staying sharp," said the Philadelphia native. "I do not know anything about him," Farmer continued. "The first I heard of him was when my manager Mark Cipparone told me about him. I do not need to look at him. I trust my manager and trainer's decisions." source: Club 1957 Management.
|Weigh-in report from Mississippi|
Press Release: Both IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman and challenger Jermain Taylor were respectful to each other during a press conference/weigh-in held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, in advance of tonight's (October 8th) title championship fight on ESPN. Soliman and Taylor are headlining a 14-fight card that also features Andre Dirrell. ESPN Wednesday Night Fights will broadcast thhose two fights plus a four-rounder between Ahmed Elbiale and Dakota Dawson live. Here are the boxers' weights:
Sam Soliman 160 vs. Jermain Taylor 159.8
André Dirrell 169 vs. Nick Brinson 168.8
Ahmed Elbiale 174.6 vs. Dakota Dawson 171.6
|Six-foot teenager moves up to 126 pounds|
Press Release: 19-year old Mario Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs), returns to action tonight (October 8th) at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Barrios, from San Antonio Texas, will battle Mexico's Abraham Rubio in a four-round bout. Rubio is 3-4-1 with four straight first-round losses. The six-foot tall Barrios, who recently campaigned at super bantamweight, will now fight in the featherweight division. At 6'0, Barrios has a tremendous reach advantage negating any aggressive style that opponents try to utilize against him. Barrios is managed by Al Haymon, and believes his career is heading in the right direction.
|October show planned for Amsterdam|
On Monday, October 13th at the Theater Carre in Amsterdam, Netherlands, local favorites Rafik Harutjunjan and Gevorg Khatchikian goes for glory. In a clash of big punchers, Harutjunjan, 7-0 with 5 KOs, will take on Ukrainian Ilya Prymak, 8-0 with 6 KOs at welterweight title. While both boxers are not hugely experienced in the pro game, they have already defeated good opponents to earn the opportunity. The middleweight Khatchikian, 20-1 with 8 KOs, will be in with French southpaw Dieudonne Belinga, 12-5-1 with no KOs, who despite a mediocre record has proved his worth at high level since turning professional in 2009. source: wbf
|Micky Ward celebrates birthday at Connecticut boxing show|
Saturday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino, the 49th birthday of "Irish" Micky Ward was celebrated during the boxing event broadcast by Showtime. Lou DiBella, who promoted Ward (38-13, 27 KOs) during the latter part of his career, including the three epic fights against Arturo Gatti, gave Ward a watch as a birthday present during a private meet-and-greet. "We had a terrific crowd... and it was made more special by the celebration of Micky Ward's 49th birthday," said DiBella. "It was a great pleasure to celebrate Micky's birthday with him." Fellow boxers from the past and present celebrated with Ward, including former world welterweight champions Marlon "Magic Man" Starling (45-6-1) and Tony "The Pride of Fleet Street" DeMarco (58-12-1), former WBA junior welterweight and welterweight titlist Jose Antonio "El Gallo" Rivera (41-6-1), Peter "The Pride of Providence" Manfredo Jr. (40-7), Luis Rosa Jr. (17-0), Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna (25-0-1), and "Sucra" Ray Oliviera (47-11-2)Three lucky fans were selected and were allowed to bring a guest to sit ringside with Ward during one of three televised fights.
|Belmontes says his back is to the wall|
Jerry Belmontes of Corpus Christi, Texas, who takes on Edner Cherry in a ten-round lightweight bout on Saturday, Oct. 18th, at Philadelphia's 2300 Arena, feels he is being used as a stepping stone. "Someone is trying to bring me in as an opponent to get my name on their resume so they can contend for a title," Belmontes said. "Same script, just a different cast member this time." Though he lost his only other bout in Philly (in 2012 to Eric Hunter), Belmontes is looking forward to coming back. Belmontes (19-5) is also is trying not to think what happened on April 26th, when he lost a 12-round decision to Omar Figueroa for the WBC lightweight title. He understands a win over Cherry will put him back in the mix. "Respect to [Cherry] and his career but my back is against the wall yet again so I have to do what I have to do," Belmontes said. Cherry, 32, of Wauchula, FL, is 32-6-2 and has not lost since 2008 when he dropped a twelve-round decision to Timothy Bradley. The Cherry-Belmontes fight, as well as the 10-round heavyweight main event between Steve Cunningham and Natu Visinia will be televised on NBC Sports Network. source: main events
|Boxingtalk's KO fix: Oleksandr Usyk|
Oleksandr Usyk TKO7 Daniel Bruwer... In the Ukraine over the weekend, 2011 world amateur champion and 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Oleksandr Usyk scored a beautiful knockout of South Africa's Daniel Bruwer in the seventh round. Bruwer falls to 24-6-1. This was listed as just the fifth pro fight for Usyk, but he won at least six pro fights in the World Series of Boxing, making 11-0 a more accurate record for Usyk. The Ukrainian cruiserweight's last five opponents all had winning records. As for his amateur career, Usyk captured the gold medal by defeating Russia's Artur Beterbiev, who himself is off to a great pro career-- Betebiev starched Tavoris Cloud in the light heavyweight division last week. --Scott Shaffer
|A Mexican "star" is born|
Adrian Estrella W12 Celestino Caballero... In Mexico, Adrian Estrella (whose last name means "star" in Spanish) announced his arrival at the world level by defeating Panama's Celestino Caballero via twelve-round decision. Estrella, from Nuevo Leon, Mexico, won the decision by scores of 117-107 (twice) and 115-109). Caballero is a former 122-pound champion, but this bout was fought in the 130-pound division. Estrella (19-0) knocked down Caballero on four occasions: twice in the fifth round, again in the tenth, and again in the eleventh. The 38 year-old Caballero has a record of 37-6 and says he is contemplating retirement. source: wbc
|Canelo injured; will not fight on December 6th|
Due to a persistent ankle injury, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has withdrawn from his December 6th bout. Alvarez was likely to have fought Joshua CLottey, but that had not been made official. Alvarez says he thanks his fans for their support and looks forward to big things in 2015 on HBO. Golden Boy Promotions and HBO are reviewing their options for the December 6th date. source: golden boy press release
|Jhonny Gonzalez retires Jorge Arce|
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO11 Jorge Arce... In Sinaloa, Mexico, Jhonny González succesfully defended the WBC featherweight title against Jorge Arce in a battle of two true Mexican warriors. Referee Johnny Callas stopped the in the eleventh round. Afterwards, Arce announced his retirement. Arce was knocked down in the third, fifth and ninth rounds. The third round was crucial. From a clinch, Arce was wrestled to the canvas. Then a clash of heads left him with an ugly gash on his left eyelid. In the final seconds of round three, A Gonzalez left hook to the side Arce's face caused the first knockdown. Arce was up at eight, and the bell then rang. Almost the same scenario happened in the fifth: seconds before the bell, another Gonzalez left hook sent Arce down. Arce got up on unsteady legs but the bell again rang. Outgunned and bleeding, Arce continued to fight back, but with only sporadic success, and could not last the distance. Another left hook decked Arce in the ninth, and the Mexican warrior signalled Gonzalez in to keep coming. But Gonzalez prudently stuck to his measured game plan. Arce courageously soldiered on, but in the eleventh another flurry jolted him, and Callas, abruptly and wisely stopped the fight. Gonzalez is now 57-8 with five straight wins since losing his title against Daniel Ponce De Leon in 2012 (which he regained vs. Abner Mares last year). Hopefully, this will mark the end of Arce's long and distinguished career, which saw him win world titles at 108, 115 and 122 pounds. Over eighteen years, Arce compiled a record of 64-8-2 and provided boxing fans with many, many thrills. source: wbc
|Results from Pennsylvania|
Naim Nelson D8 Ryan Belasco... On Saturday, at Pennsylvania's Valley Forge Casino, junior welterweights Naim Nelson and Ryan Belasco battled to an eight-round majority draw. Conventional wisdom regarding the boxers' styles did not hold true, as Belasco fared better when the fight was a boxing match while Nelson got the slightly better of the action in close. It seemed going down the stretch that Belasco was in front and one judge agreed by awarding Belasco the fight 77-75. He was overruled 76-76 on the remaining two cards thus rendering the split draw. Belasco is now 18-6-4 while Nelson's record is now 12-0-1. source: King's Promotions and Peltz Boxing
|Brunker vs. Selby to be an IBF featherweight eliminator|
Australian featherweight "Aussie" Joel Brunker (27-0, 15 KOs) is determined to win his upcoming IBF elimination bout and has traveled around the world to do it. Brunker will face Selby (19-1, 7 KOs) on October 11th at the O2 Arena in London, England, for the right to become the next mandatory challenger to IBF title holder Evgeny Gradovich. Brunker has been training in New York City since September 14th, spending his final month of training in the area's best gyms, sparring with world-class fighters. Brunker, who knows what it takes to win at the world level after competing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, has been working out of Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, House of Pain in Newark and Church Street Gym in Lower Manhattan, among others, trading punches with the likes of Wanzell Ellison, Jorge Diaz and Gary Stark Jr. source: Greg Cohen Promotions
|Philippine boxing update|
Jether Oliva W10 Jemmy Gobel... Jether Oliva moved up from 108 pound to 112 on Sunday in Glan, Philippines, and recorded a clear victory over Indonesian Jemmy Gobel. Gobel failed to get under the 112-pound flyweight, but Oliva didn’t let the disadvantage get in his way, and put on a disciplined and convincing performance. After ten rounds of boxing there was no doubt that Oliva, a 27-year-old from General Santos City, had won a clear unanimous decision, and improved his professional record to 22-2-2. Gobel, a 32-year-old from Jakarta, drops to 18-25-5 and has seen better days. source: wbf
|Frankie Gomez to continue with Golden Boy|
Frankie "Pitbull" Gomez, from East Los Angeles, has renewed his promotional contract with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. "Frankie Gomez is a natural talent and that's why I have no doubt that he'll be the next super star and next world champion from East Los Angeles," said De La Hoya. "We are very happy to continue promoting Frankie [Gomez] and help him to continue on his quest for a world title," he added. Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) turned pro on April 3, 2010 and faced his toughest challenge to date this past July 25th, overcoming the experienced Vernon Paris. Gomez will be closing out the year in search of his nineteenth victory against an opponent and venue to be confirmed shortly. source: golden boy
|Karpency shocks Dawson|
Tommy Karpency W10 Chad Dawson... In the opening bout of the Showtime telecast from Mashantucket, Connecticut, underdog Tommy Karpency upset former world light heavyweight world champion Chad Dawson with a split decision victory. The ten-round bout, fought in Dawson's home state, was scored 96-94 (twice) for Karpency and 96-94 for Dawson. Karpency (24-4-1, 14 KOs), who took the fight on short notice, was supposed to be a tune-up for Dawson (32-4, 18 KOs) as Dawson climbed back from two tough consecutive losses to Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson. But Karpency fought with confidence and controlled the pace of the fight, which was contested almost entirely in the center of the ring. source: showtime press release
|Barthelemy shuts out Saucedo|
Rances Barthelemy W12 Fernando David Saucedo... Rances Barthelemy (21-0) defended his IBF 130-pound title against Fernando David Saucedo with a dominating unanimous decision, scored 120-108 by all three judges. The bout, aired on Showtime, was held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Saucedo (52-6-3) didn't win a single round and was outclassed in his United States debut. source: showtime press release
|Vanes Martirosyan wins big in memory of Dan Goossen|
Vanes Martirosyan W10 Willie Nelson... Vanes Martirosyan won a hard-fought unanimous decision over Willie Nelson in a matchup of junior middleweight contenders. The ten-round bout, held in Connecticut was scored 97-93 twice, 96-94. Martirosyan promised to win this fight for his promoter, the recently deceased Dan Goossen, and he delivered. The Californian was able to get inside the lengthy Nelson, where he did the majority of his damage with powerful right hooks. source: showtime press release
|Joe Goossen to work Vanes Martirosyan's corner in the wake of Dan Goossen's death|
In Connecticut, Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy and Fernando David "El Vasco" Saucedo both tipped the scale at the limit of 130 pounds during the official weigh-in for their IBF title showdown, Saturday on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast. IN a bout also headed for the Showtime airwaves, Willie Nelson (23-1-1, 13 KOs), of Cleveland and Vanes Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21 KOs), of Glendale, Calif. by way of Armenia, both weighed in at 153 pounds for their ten-round collision. Martirosyan will be stepping into the ring with a heavy heart just five days after the death of his promoter Dan Goossen. In Martirosyan's corner will be his trainer Joe Goossen, brother of Dan Goossen.
|Big win for Belgian boxer|
Sasha Yengoyan TKO7 Anderson Clayton ... Belgium's Sasha Yengoyan defeated Anderson “Pantera” Clayton from Brazil in a junior middleweight bout held in Yengoyan's hometown of Gent. The 29 year-old Yengoyan used his longer reach to control the defending champion, landing the harder and more frequent shots to eventually win by seventh round technical knockout. The Brazilian found it hard to cope with the taller and technically superior Yengoyan. After six rounds, Clayton had taken enough punishment and retired on his stool at the beginning of round seven. Yengoyan is now 30-1-1 (the one loss is to Aslanbek Kozaev) and claimed the WBF belt, while Clayton falls to 42-9-1. source: wbf
|Weights from Connecticut|
Weights for tonight's Showtime Boxing broadcast in Mashantucket Connecticut: Rances Barthelemy, 130 lbs. vs. Fernando David Saucedo, Challenger, 130 lbs. (12 rounds for for Barthelemy's IBF junior lightweight championship); Willie Nelson, 153 lbs. vs. Vanes Martirosyan, 153 lbs. (10 rounds); and Chad Dawson, 173 lbs., vs. Tommy Karpency, 173 lbs. (ten rounds). A bout between middleweight Dominic Wade and KeAndre Leatherwood was originally announced for the show, but will not take place.
|Kovalev prepared to miss birth of child while in training camp|
As WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev prepares for the fight of his life against WBA/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins next month, he is on the precipice of a life-altering event as his wife, Natalya, is moments away from giving birth to their first child. The Kovalevs are expecting their son any day now, with the official due date scheduled for October 17th. The fight is set for November 8th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. source: main events
|Don King must pay for Guillermo Jones' stupidity, By Scott Shaffer|
A federal court in New York City has ruled that Don King is responsible for the damages suffered by Russian boxing promoters due to Guillermo Jones' positive drug test earlier this year. King promotes Jones, and an April bout between Jones and Denis Lebedev in Russia was called off shortly before starting time when Jones tested positive for furosemide. Incredibly, Jones was stupid enough to use furosemide again, even though he was caught using it in 2013 after defeating Lebedev. The 2013 positive test cost Jones the WBA cruiserweight championship, but Jones did not learn his lesson. The question then became, who has to pay for Jones' stupidity? The court answered this week that Don King Productions does. The next phase of the trial will determine exactly how much money Don King Productions owes the Russian promoters, who say they lost $2.4 million due to the last-minute cancellation.
|Sadam Ali to face Luis Carlos Abregu|
2008 United States Olympian, Sadam "World Kid" Ali, will step onto the international level at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday, November 8th, when he faces Luis Carlos "El Potro" Abregu in a welterweight bout. The bout will open the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast headlined by the light heavyweight title unification showdown between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. source: main events
|Antonio Tarver Jr. wins pro debut|
Antonio Tarver, Jr. TKO4 Zachary Briones... Antonio Tarver, Jr. won his pro debut this past Monday in Texas with a fourth-round technical knockout over Zachary Briones (1-2). His father, former world light heavyweight champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver was supposed to headline the show against Johnathon Banks but a reported fractured hand forced Antonio Sr. to withdraw. The elder Tarver did work his son's corner. source: tarver press release
|Edner Cherry gets big opportunity on Oct. 18th|
He has not lost a fight since 2008, but junior lightweight Edner Cherry remains a fighter in limbo. Few fighters understand frustration like Cherry, who gets a nationally televised ten-round fight against Jerry Belmontes on Oct. 18th at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. It will mark Cherry's second fight in 2014 and only his third in the last 20 months. The Cherry-Belmontes bout and the Steve Cunningham-Natu Visinia heavyweight ten-rounder will be televised live by NBC Sports Network over its popular Fight Night series beginning at 9pm (ET). source: main events press release
|Showtime finalizes Nov. 1st line-up|
WBO bantamweight titlse holder Tomoki Kameda will make the third defense of his title against interim titlist Alejandro Hernandez on Saturday, Nov. 1st in Chicago, live on Showtime as part of a special-edition triple header. In the main event, locally popular light heavyweight Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara will face Doudou Ngumbu in a ten-round light heavyweight showdown from UIC Pavilion at University of Illinois-Chicago. And in the opening bout of the telecast, Dominican super featherweight Javier Fortuna will take on twice-beaten Abner Cotto of Puerto Rico in a ten rounder. source: showtime press release
|Hassan is too N'Dam good for Curtis Stevens|Hassan N'Dam W12 Curtis Stevens...
In a significant middleweight match-up in Santa Monica, California, 2004 Olympian Hassan N'Dam defeated Curtis Stevens of Brooklyn, New York. N'Dam, originally from Cameroon but now based in France, won the bout by unanimous decision over twelve rounds. He knocked down Stevens in the eighth and outboxed him over most of the other rounds en route to a 116-111 (twice) and 118-109 win on the scorecards. Stevens did well in the first and last rounds, landing some good punches but not enough combinations. Because the fight was an IBF eliminator, N'Dam will become the mandatory challenger to either Sam Soliman or Jermain Taylor, depending on who wins next week's IBF title fight. N'Dam is now 31-1, with the only loss coming in a failed WBO title bid against Peter Quillin. Stevens drops to 27-5 and will need a quality win to get back to the world level. source: espn
Frederick Lawson W10 Ray Narh ... On the same show, welterweight Frederick Lawson defeated Ray Narh by unanimous decision over ten rounds. Making just his second appearance outside of Ghana, Lawson used two knockdowns of Narh to improve to 23-0. Narh, also from Ghana, falls to 26-6 with his fourth straight loss. source: espn
|Chavez Jr. answers Top Rank's lawsuit, By Scott Shaffer|
Earlier this year, Top Rank filed a lawsuit in Nevada claiming that Julio Cesar Chavez is still under an exclusive promotional contract. Today, Chavez answered the lawsuit and took the position that his promotional contract expired on September 28th, and "therefore, neither party has any obligation to each other after September 28, 2014." The answer also claimed that CHavez "is now free to test the market to find a promoter willing to offer him the best possible terms for his next fight. Top Rank should not be allowed to harm Chavez by preventing him from moving forward with his boxing career." Among the defenses listed in the answer, Chavez's attorneys claimed the Mexican Chavez "lacked the capacity to understand the terms of the [contract] extension," that the contract extension was induced by Top Rank's fraud and that it is void under United States law (the Muhammad Ali Act). No further details were provided about these defenses. Chavez also filed a counterclaim, asking the court to formally declare the Top Rank contract has expired. No claim for monetary damages was made by Chavez, only for attorney's fees. Chavez has not fought since defeating Brian Vera on March 1st.
|Derevyanchenko steps up tonight|
Sergey Derevyanchenko, (24-1, including 23-1 in the World Series of Boxing) last fought over the summer and and destroyed Cromwell Gordon, making Gordon quit after the second round. A former 2008 Olympian for his The Ukraine, Derevyanchenko compiled a 390-20 record as an amateur, winning a number of national titles as well as the 2007 bronze medal at the World Championships. Derevyanchenko's next bout takes place tonight in California. Derevyanchenko is set to take on battle-tested Laatekwei Hammond (21-7) in a six-round middleweight bout at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Headlining the card is the IBF middleweight title elimination bout between Curtis Stevens and former world champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, to be televised by ESPN. source: dibella entertainment
|Heather Hardy moving up to ten rounders|
On Wednesday, October 15th, the Broadway Boxing series returns to New York City's B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, hosting a special event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in which Everlast will be donating pink and black boxing gloves to show their support. Heather "The Heat" Hardy (10-0) will headline a seven-bout card, facing off against Crystal Hoy (5-6-4) of Las Vegas, in a ten-round junior featherweight contest. It will be Hardy's first scheduled ten rounder. source: dibella entertainment