By Bill Phanco: Light welterweight contender Victor Cayo (31-4, 22 KO’s) suffered a disappointing 8th round stoppage loss to Emmanuel Taylor (17-1, 12 KO’s) tonight at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Cayo seemingly had the fight in the bag until getting put down with a series of solid right hands from the 22-year-old Taylor in the 8th. Taylor then hammered the hurt Cayo with several more shots after he got back up to his feet, and the fight was then halted by referee Benjy Esteves Jr. at 1:11 of the round.
Cayo fought reasonably well until getting hurt late in the 7th round, and then finished off in the 8th. Cayo knocked Taylor down in the 5th round with a sweeping right hook to the head. Cayo was effective when fighting out of the southpaw stance, but he only rarely used this stance despite the success he had in the fight when he was using it. Continue reading
Star Boxing’s Emanuel Taylor heads back to the bright lights faces Victor Cayo tonight on ESPN Friday Night Fights
NEW YORK (March 8, 2013) Coming off a sensational, nationally televised debut on JANUARY 25, hot junior welterweight prospect Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor makes his second start of 2013 challenging former world title challenger and world ranked Dominican Victor Cayo in the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights tonight from Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Continue reading
LOWELL, Mass. (March 10, 2013) — Lowell boxers “Irish” Joey McCreedy and Mike Martin held an open workout yesterday at Forever Fitness in Chelmsford to promote Saturday night’s (March 16) “CFC Fight Night” professional boxing event, presented by Chicao Fight Nights Promotion, at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
McCreedy (13-6-2, 6 KOs) headlines the eight-fight card in the eight-round main event against Canadian-invader Michael “Flash” Walchuk (9-8, 2 KOs) for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation US-Northeast light heavyweight title. Martin makes his pro debut in a four-round bout versus Josh Crespo (0-2). Continue reading
“HACIENDO HISTORIA” 12 Rounds Titulo Mundial Mini-Mosca Organizacion Mundial de Boxeo
Luis “El Chino” De La Rosa Vs. Merlito “El Tigre” Sabillo
Arboletes, Colombia Bacolod City, Filipinas
#2 OMB #3 OMB
21-1-1-12 KO’s 21-0-10 KO’s
104.8 103.8 Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, March 9 – FOX Deportes Classics to re-broadcast classic fights featuring Victor Ortiz and Daniel Ponce de Leon on Saturday, March 9.
On Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT one of 2011′s most exciting battles will be revisited, with former World Champion Victor Ortiz’s challenge of Andre Berto for the WBC Welterweight World Title. Next up at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT, will be a look back at Two-Division World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon beginning his road to the WBC Featherweight World Title when he battled Omar Estrella in a clash from January of 2012.
On April 16, 2011 in Connecticut, welterweight warriors Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto went to battle for 12 rounds, with both fighters each hitting the deck twice before Ortiz emerged victorious via unanimous decision to take home the WBC Welterweight World Title in a fight that garnered Fight of the Year honors. Continue reading
Bernard Hopkins 174.4 – Tavoris Cloud 173.8
Keith Thurman 145.8 – Jan Zaveck 146.6
Michael Perez 136 – Lonnie Smith 135.25
Marcus Browne 175.6 – Josh Thorpe 175.25
Frank Galarza 153.2 – Guillermo Ibarra 153
Bernard Hopkins is fighting tomorrow, March 8, 2013, possibly for the last time, depending on the outcome of the fight. The Bernard Hopkins-Tavoris Cloud fight is a win-win situation for Bernard, because if he wins the fight, he sets a record for being the the oldest man to ever win a major world title in boxing and breaks the standing record, which he holds right now, and he continues to make money as a boxer and a promoter.
If he loses his fight tomorrow, he still gets respect and praise for taking on a young, undefeated champion who is in the prime of his life, and he can devote all of his time to being a boxing promoter, instead of splitting his time training for fights and maintaining his weight.
Bernard Hopkins could get another age-related injury tomorrow night and have to quit fighting for health reasons. He says his surgically-repaired shoulder is 100 percent healed now, but it wasn’t fully healed in his last fight – the Chad Dawson rematch. If Bernard Hopkins last fight is not tomorrow, but he decides to have one last fight after this one, what well-known opponent could he fight to maximize his last boxing purse? Continue reading
Responding to rampant speculation over who will appear in their historic August 16 boxing event at the Chicago White Sox’ U.S. Cellular Field stadium, Chicago-based boxing promoter Dominic Pesoli and his partners, Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 Productions and Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing, say fans are going to have to wait. Continue reading
New York, NY (3/8/13) – When Edwin Rodriguez (22-0, 15KO’s) steps into the ring in the opening round of the upcoming coveted “Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super 4″ Tournament in Monaco on March 30 against Olympian Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (19-0, 13KO’s), he will be looking to take a major step toward fulfilling his ultimate goal of becoming a world champion. Rodriguez, the IBF #3, WBC #3, WBA #3, WBO #12 and Ring Magazine #10-rated super middleweight in the world, is considered by many to be the favorite in the tournament. Winning the tournament carries a 60% split of the $1,000,000 grand prize, as well as practically securing a world title shot for the Dominican-born Rodriguez. If you ask the always-colorful Rodriguez, though, the real champions in his family are his two six-year-old twins, Edwin Jr. and Serena.
The story of Edwin and his wife Stephanie’s family since the twins were born severely premature more than six years ago has been well-documented during Edwin’s climb up the professional ranks. Numerous articles have been written and television networks ESPN, Showtime and HBO have all commented on it during Edwin’s fights. But when Edwin and his family sat down with esteemed boxing writer Ron Borges for a piece the esteemed reporter was planning on doing for the upcoming April issue of The Ring Magazine, no one could have expected the outcome. What transcribed was a mammoth 10-page feature spread, one of the longest articles ever published in the historic magazine’s existence. Continue reading
San Antonio native Joseph Rios will be the rival for unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez on March 23 in the show Solo Boxeo Tecate to be broadcast on UniMas at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank. Continue reading
By Jack Scales: Age and time eventually catching up with us are two inevitabilities we are faced with in this life. However, one man who has continued to evade this fact, is none other than Philadelphia’s treasured son, Bernard ‘The Executioner’ Hopkins. For years, critics, fighters and trainers alike, have predicted his fall from the upper echelons of the sport, but as every boxing fan knows he has constantly proven his doubters wrong, whilst simultaneously defying common trends in human biology.
Throughout his 40s, he has systematically broken down a vast number of much younger fighters who were touted to finally put an end to his illustrious career. Despite the best efforts of these young pretenders, at 48, B-Hop remains a major force in the Light Heavyweight division, and on Saturday night he will again challenge for a world title. This time, it will be against the IBF belt holder, Tavoris Cloud. Judging on Bernard’s performance against Chad Dawson, perhaps father time is finally catching up on the slick veteran, but as history has shown us, his opponents should count him out at their own peril. Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 08 March 2013 –
Wrapping up the regular season, Russia host Argentina Condors in World Series of Boxing (WSB) Group A clash this Saturday 9 March (16:00 local time) at the Konti Sport Recreation Center in St Petersburg. Looking to sign off in style, the Russians will be lining-up rangy Maxim Dadashev, European Champion Maxim Koptyakov, enterprising Aleksander Khotyantsev and hard-hitting Maxim Babanin to make the difference. Continue reading
Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2013)—With just over a week to go, Ruslan Provodnikov is winding down the best training camp of his life, as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career when he takes on WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on March 16th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
The fight will be shown live on HBO Championship Boxing at 10:15 pm EST/PST
Under the watchful eyes of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Provodnikov, who is ranked number three in the world at Welterweight has trained very hard and is ready for not only his move up in weight, but to be crowned the new WBO world champion.
Below are quotes from Provodnikov and his team as training camp winds down at the famed Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.
Quotes from team Provodnikov: Continue reading
Kavanagh, Breazeale & Washington to take part in undercard action at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on March 8
LOS ANGELES, March 8 – The intriguing March 8 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. featuring the junior middleweight showdown between unbeaten Hugo Centeno Jr. (17-0, 9 KO’s) and KeAndrae Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KO’s) and the junior lightweight match pitting Puerto Rican power puncher Braulio Santos (9-0, 8 KO’s) against Los Angeles’ Kevin Hoskins (7-1, 5 KO’s) will be preceded by a full slate of undercard action that features rising stars including undefeated lightweight prospect Jamie Kavanagh, 2012 United States Olympian Dominic Breazeale and local heavyweight favorite Gerald Washington. Continue reading
LOWELL, Mass. (March 7, 2013) – Local favorite “Irish” Joey McCreedy has overcome a double fracture of his jaw. For years, he’s fought in the boxing shadows of Lowell fighting icons, “Irish” Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, but now, perhaps, he faces his toughest challenge in a crossroads fight March 16 at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
“CFC Fight Night” is presented by Chicago Fight Clubs Promotion. Doors open at 7 p.m. ET, first bout scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET.
McCreedy (13-6-2, 6 KOs), who is trained by Eklund, takes on Canadian-invader Michael “Flash” Walchuk (9-8, 2 KOs) in the eight-round main event for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) US-Northeast light heavyweight title.
Amin for the vacant United States Boxing Organization super middleweight crown. The pressure is on McCreedy because he lost his last fight, also in Lowell, this past May to Shujaa El Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 08 March 2013 – In their penultimate match of the regular season, Russia made light work of the visiting Hussars Poland in their World Series of Boxing (WSB) Group A clash on at the Konti Sport Recreation Center. Not one round was lost as Konstantin Bogomazov, Petr Khamukov, Dmitriy Bivol and Vitaly Kudukhov all recorded perfect victories for themselves. Continue reading
Nobuhiro Ishida’s trainer admits that his boxer will be facing the toughest middleweight in the world in Gennady Golovkin, but he has every intention of winning when they fight in Monaco on March 30.
The pair headline the “Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four” tournament with Golovkin, the WBA and IBO middleweight champion, a favourite against the Japanese.
“He’s the toughest middleweight out there, the best in the world, but we intend to go there and win,” says Rudy Hernandez, one of boxing’s finest trainers and cutman.
He has had Ishida (24-8-2, 9 KOs) in camp at the Maywood Boxing Club in California and says that preparations are on song. Continue reading
This coming Saturday Southern Area Light Welterweight Champion Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor defends his coveted crown at the Matchroom Sport promoted ‘Betfair London’s Finest’ event at the Wembley Arena.
Connor is very much the modern ‘Cinderella Man’ on the domestic boxing scene, having lost four out of his first five fights, drawing the other, before turning his career around in May 2011, with a close fought victory over Duane Grimes at York Hall in London. A turnaround the Hackbridge, Surrey man puts a hundred percent down to his coach, Alec Wilkey, and the World class sparring at his home gym, the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town. Continue reading
INDIO, Calif. (March 7, 2013) – The four boxers who will compete on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow, Friday, March 8, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) made weight on their first attempts Thursday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
Promising unbeaten junior middleweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (17-0, 9 KO’s) of Oxnard, Calif., faces KeAndrae “Lightning” Leatherwood (17-2, 10 KO’s), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Centeno tipped the scale at the division-limit of 154 pounds while Leatherwood weighed 153.4 pounds.
In an eight-round collision of junior lightweights in the ShoBox co-feature, Braulio “Unstoppable” Santos (9-0, 8 KO’s), of Carolina, P.R., risks his unbeaten record against Kevin “Hostile” Hoskins (7-1, 5 KO’s), of Los Angeles. Santos weighed 127.4 pounds and Hoskins 127.6 pounds. Continue reading
“GUERRA CIVIL IV”
12 Rounds WBC Latin SuperFlyweight Title (vacant)
Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia Vs. Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra
Cuidad Neza, Mexico Mexico DF, Mexico
16-4-1-8 KO’s 27-8-18 KO’s
115 115 Continue reading
Scott Burrel 138 vs. Edgardo Torres 136
Thomas LaManna 157 vs. Joshua Snyder 160
Samuel Rogers 153 vs. Ivan Ziglar 154.5
John Jackson 154 vs. Francisco Alexis Pena 153
Magomed Abdusalamov 226 vs. Víctor Bisbal 245
(WBC USA-NBC Heavyweight Championship)
Víctor Cayo 142.5 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 142
Promoted By: Sampson Boxing Promotions
Venue: Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City
Television: ESPN Friday Night Fights
Tickets: Start at $40 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets
The Resorts Casino Hotel is located at 1133 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. On fight night, doors open at 6:00 pm and the first bout is at 7:00.
By James Slater: James “Lights Out” Toney has been somewhat quiet as of late; the 44-year-old living legend not having fought since his April 2012 stoppage win over Bobby Gunn. Aside from calling out British heavyweight giant Tyson Fury late last year (a fight that failed to materialize and perhaps would not be sanctioned in the U.K anyway), Toney has made no headlines.
But now, the word is the former middleweight, super-middleweight and cruiserweight world champ could be facing another unbeaten big man in a fight this spring. Australian man mountain, Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has been quoted in an article on Boxing News Magazine’s web site as saying a fight between he and Toney is “80 to 90-percent going to happen.” Continue reading
NEW YORK, NY – Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 8th at 12:00 noon ET, for the April 20th, Tyson Fury vs. Steve Cunningham fight which will be held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden and broadcast live in the afternoon on NBC.
Undefeated 6’9″ heavyweight contender and former Irish, Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury will make his New York debut when he takes on two-time World Champion Steve “USS” Cunningham
This fight is an official IBF Heavyweight Voluntary Eliminator fight for the #2. The winner must meet #1 or the leading available contender to establish the mandatory challenger for Heavyweight King Wladimir Klitschko. The fight will be broadcast at 4PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC Sports Fight Night. Continue reading
THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY kicks off its second season SATURDAY, MARCH 9 (11:30 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, exclusively on HBO. A provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing, the show debuts immediately following the “World Championship Boxing” doubleheader featuring the world light heavyweight title fight between titleholder Tavoris Cloud and ring legend Bernard Hopkins, which begins at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Four-time Sports Emmy® winner Lampley has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988. Continue reading
Tyson Fury talking about his upcomming fight against Steve Cunningham that will take place at Madison Square Garden, New York. Also he talks about his cousin, 18 year old Hughie Fury who has turned pro with Hennesey Promotions.
Steve Cunningham has a tall order in 6-foot-9 heavyweight contender Tyson Fury on April 20, but the former two-time crusierweight titleholder is confident he’ll win the NBC-televised fight. “My heart and boxing ability is bigger than 6-9,” he told RingTV’s Bill Emes. Continue reading