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InterBox: Jean Pascal to face Roberto Bolonti on Dec. 6, Hyppolite, Steven Butler and Ulysses Jr. to see action!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Nov-2014)

InterBox has announced changes to it’s Dec. 6 lineup in Montreal.

The President of InterBox, Jean Bédard, announced today that NABF light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) will now face Argentinian Roberto Bolonti (35-3-0, 24 KOs), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 KOs) on December 6 at the Bell Centre. The decision was made after a discussion, following negotiations with the George camp. Also Quebec boxing fans will be treated to an exciting undercard featuring local talent, among others, Shiller Hyppolite (13-1-0, 9 KOs), Steven Butler (8-0-0, 7 KOs) and Yves Ulysses Jr. (4-0-0, 3 KOs).

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Pacquiao calls out Mayweather: “It’s time to say something… The fans deserve this fight and it’s time to make it happen!”

By Ace Freeman (23-Nov-2014)

Photo courtesy of Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao took the initiative Sunday morning in Macau, China during the post fight press conference for his wipe out of American Chris Algieri, to interrupt one of the tired questions he receives about fighting Floyd Mayweather on a daily basis. He cut off a reporter trying to ask him about a potential Mayweather fight, stood up, and said:

“It’s time to say something. The people deserve that [a Pacquiao-Mayweather] fight. The fans deserve that fight, and it’s time to make that fight happen. It’s been a long time that I’ve wanted it… – and right now I think the fight needs to happen because the fans deserve it.”

Pacquiao dominates a retreating Algieri, scoring six knockdowns on route to a shutout victory!

By Ace Freeman (23-Nov-2014)

Manny Pacquiao W UD12 Chris Algieri

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao had a tall order in front of him Saturday night at Cotai Arena, in Macau, China, but it wasn’t the sheer height of his 5’10 opponent Chris Algieri, it was the task of finding a fight. The Filipino superstar dominated the bout but had difficulty ending things on his own terms as the inexperienced American challenger seemed overwhelmed by the moment and completely reluctant to fight. After twelve one-sided rounds were complete that featured six knockdowns, Pacquiao was announced as the winner by virtual shut-out scores in front of the elated crowd in China.

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Saturday results: Vargas, Bellew, Groves, DeGale, Shiming and Lomachenko all victorious in weekend action!

By Ace Freeman (22-Nov-2014)

Saturday action from around the boxing world!

In a good action fight, undefeated light welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs) defeated Antonio DeMarco (31-4-1, 23 KOs) in a twelve round fight by unanimous decision to retain his title. Vargas pulled ahead early, DeMarco rallied in the middle rounds but Vargas stood his ground late to seal the win. It was the first fight for Vargas with the legendary Roy Jones Jr. in his corner. Our good friend Russ Anber of Rival Boxing worked as cut-man for Vargas in the win.

In the co-featured bout in Macau, China, former Olympic Gold medalist Zou Shiming improved to 6-0 (1 KO) and kept his flyweight title with a unanimous decision win over Chonlatarn Onesongchaigym. Scores were 119-106 (2x) and 120-103.

Former amateur star, Olympic gold medalist and undefeated featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO) scored a commanding twelve round decision win over Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-2, 33 KOs) despite suffering an injury to his left hand early in the bout. He impressively fought the majority of the bout with just his right hand.

In an eagerly awaited rematch, recent Adonis Stevenson-challenger Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KOs) evened the score with former light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14 KOs), beating him via split decision in a cruiserweight fight. FightFan.com had Bellew pulling ahead late but when twelve rounds were complete Cleverly was ahead 115-114 on one card while two more reasonable tallies of 116-112 and 115-113 for Bellew were read.

Recent super middleweight world title challenger George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) returned to action today in the UK where he shook off some rust to catch up with and stop Denis Douglin (17-4, 10 KOs) in Round 7 by TKO.

Undefeated heavyweight and former Olympic Gold medalist Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) made quick work of well travelled Michael Sprott (42-23, 17 KOs) earlier Saturday evening, scoring a first round KO.

Fast rising super middleweight James ‘Chunky’ DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) looked fast and powerful scoring a third round TKO over Marco Antonio Periban (20-3-1, 13 KOs) earlier today in Britain.

Steve Claggett’s patented body work breaks Castaneda!

By Ace Freeman (22-Nov-2014)

Steve Claggett TKO 3 Rogelio Castaneda Jr: Canadian 147-pound champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett made quick work of Sacramento’s Rogelio Castaneda Jr. this evening in the main event of Teofista Boxing Series 14 at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Calgary, Alberta, scoring a third round technical knockout victory.

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Early quick results from Teofista Series 14 in Calgary!

By Ace Freeman (21-Nov-2014)

Quick results from Teofista Boxing Series 14 in Calgary, Canada!

In the co-main event of the evening, Williams Lake BC’s Stuart McLellan (12-0-3, 3 KOs) pounded out a commanding six round unanimous decision victory over Antonio Dos Santos by tallies of 60-54(x3) on all three official cards. McLellan looked poised and polished as he didn’t allow the normally spoiler-ish style of Dos Santos to deter him. He went to the body with aplomb and set up his attack to the head with patience. McLellan rocked Dos Santos several times in the third and fourth rounds and carried a lead late into the bout. Despite some awkward rough-housing in the closing rounds, McLellan closed the show in commanding fashion to seal the points victory.

The first big KO of the evening went to Teofista cruiserweight Jordan ‘The Hitman’ Smith who decked Edmonton’s Ty McDougall in Round 2 to score an emphatic KO victory! McDougall beat the count but the referee decided he’d seen enough and the bout was waived off at the :35 minute mark. With the win Smith moves to 2-0-1 (1 KO) as a professional.

Hard charging Alberta amateur sensation Connor ‘The Bomber’ Bush made his pro debut Friday night in Calgary, fighting to a spirited four round majority draw against eight fight veteran Devonte Donaldson of Los Angeles.

Calgary based welterweight Brett Enns (2-0, 0 KOs) defeated Maged Hammo (Pro debut) of Lethbridge, Alberta by four round split decision. (Scores were 40-36 twice for Enns and 39-37 for Hammo).

In the opening bout of the evening, Teofista Boxing’s own Roxie Lam (4-0, 3 KOs) won a unanimous four round decision over Quebec’s Michael Gargouri to kick things off in Calgary. Lam lead the way by being the consistent aggressor through out and administered a violent barrage to the body of his taller foe. Scores were 40-36 (x2) and 39-37.

David Theroux, Michael Gadbois, Ayaz Hussain and Steven Butler score impressive wins in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec!

By Ace Freeman (21-Nov-2014)

Quick results from the Eye of the Tiger Management card in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec!

Home town favourite David Theroux brought the house down in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, when he scored an exciting third round TKO victory over Noel Mejia Rincon to move to 4-0 (3 KOs) in a light welterweight contest.

In the co-main event of the evening, unbeaten Quebec lightweight Michael Gadbois (13-0-2, 4 KOs) scored a unanimous decision win over Michal Dufek in an exciting ten round bout.

Fast rising junior middleweight phenom Steven Butler moved to 8-0 (7 KOs) with an impressive third round techical knockout victory over Vladimir Riha. All of Butler’s eight victories have come within the 2014 calendar year!

Big punching light welterweight Ayaz Hussain moved to 4-0 (3 KOs) with a fifth round battering of Hector Osornio in an exciting undercard matchup.

Light heavyweight Guillaume Tremblay-Coude made quick work of Ilies Aini, scoring a first round KO!

In the opening bout of the evening, undefeated lightweight Will Madera kept his undefeated record in tact with a sixth round unanimous decision victory over Jesus Perez.

Stay tuned for photo coverage from Pierre Lavoie this weekend!

Pacquiao on weight, Algieri slightly over in Macau, China!

By FightFan News Wire (21-Nov-2014)

Photo courtesy of Top Rank

Manny Pacquaio 143.8 lbs ……. . Chris Algieri 144.4 lbs

Direct from Macao in front of packed house Manny Pacquaio and Chris Algieri hit the scales for their showdown tomorrow night. weights are as follows: Manny Pacquaio 143.8 pounds, Chris Algieri 144.4 pounds. Algieri will retake the scale after his allotted 2 hrs to lose the 1/4lb that he came in over the 144 pound catch weight. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao-Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena, and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

UPDATE:

Chris Algieri came back fifty minutes later and weighed in at 143.6, officially under the limit. We have a fight!

Watch Pacquiao and Algieri weigh in ahead of Saturday night’s big PPV event, live on HBO from Macau, China!

By FightFan.com Staff (21-Nov-2014)


Video courtesy of Top Rank

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion and Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY ‘Pacman’ PACQUIAO will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI, who besides having the greatest back-story in boxing has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside The Ring. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Next Saturday! November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

24/7 Pacquiao-Algieri FULL EPISODE!

By FightFan.com Staff (21-Nov-2014)

Watch the complete episode of 24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri in preparation for their Saturday night HBO PPV showdown LIVE from Macau, China. The PPV broadcast is scheduled to start at 9 pm ET / 6pm PT on Saturday November 22, 2014.


Video courtesy of HBO Sports

Cleverly-Bellew grudge rematch Saturday in Liverpool!

By FightFan News Wire (21-Nov-2014)


Video courtesy of Sky Sports

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew locked horns once again this week as both men met face to face ahead of their weekend battle – and both men predicted KO wins in their awaited their rematch on Saturday at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The bitter rivals addressed the media next door to the venue where they have met before and will meet again this weekend, and with the pair packing Cruiserweight power on Merseyside this time around, they are both in no doubt that the stakes couldn’t be higher for their long-awaited second clash.

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Watch: Pacquiao-Algieri Final Press Conference from China!

By FightFan.com Staff (21-Nov-2014)


Video courtesy of Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao: “The speed, power and aggressiveness is back!”

Chris Algieri: “The talking is done, don’t miss this!”

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion and Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY ‘Pacman’ PACQUIAO will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI, who besides having the greatest back-story in boxing has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside The Ring. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Next Saturday! November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

Calgary’s Claggett ripped and ready for Castaneda tilt!

By Ace Freeman (20-Nov-2014)

Canadian welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett weighed in at a ripped and ready 146.5 lbs for his fight Friday in Calgary against Rogelio Castaneda Jr.(145 lbs). The card, presented by Teofist Boxing, also includes the pro debut of big punching Alberta amateur sensation Connor Bush!

Photo courtesy of Teofista Boxing

On Friday, November 21, Teofista Promotions proudly presents “Time to Shine,” featuring the return of Calgary’s own Canadian welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett (19-2-1, 13KOs) and five other pro boxing matchups at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Claggett will meet Mexican-American veteran Rogelio Castaneda Jr. (26-21-3, 8KO) of Sacremento, Caifornia, over the eight round route. Claggett was originally scheduled to face Felipe De la Paz , but promoters were forced to find a replacement due to last minute complications. Since winning the Canadian championship last September, ‘The Dragon’ has been rampaging through the division, earning an eight round unanimous decision over former European Union titlist Giuseppe Lauri (55-16-0, 33KOs) and an impressive second round knockout over Hungarian champion Gyula Vajda (17-6-0, 11KOs).

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“FIGHT CLUB: THE EMERGENCE” – watch the official weigh-in for Friday’s action packed card in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (20-Nov-2014)


Video courtesy of Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Our man on the scene in Quebec, Pierre Lavoie of Way Productions, was live on location today to bring Fight Fans all the action from the Eye of the Tiger Management weigh-in. “FIGHT CLUB: THE EMERGENCE” takes place tomorrow in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, and features a full night of emerging Quebec talent in action. Read on for more information including tickets and the full line up.

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Quebec’s Kevin Bizier inks deal with Al Haymon!

By Ace Freeman (19-Nov-2014)

Once-beaten Quebec based welterweight Kevin Bizier has inked a managerial agreement with top boxing advisor Al Haymon.

Photo: Pierre Lavoie – Way Productions

Top rated Canadian welterweight Kevin Bizier (23-1, 16 KOs) of Saint-Emile, Quebec, has inked a managerial agreement with top boxing manager Al Haymon. Haymon currently manages Canadian based light heavyweight kingpin Adonis Stevenson among many other stars in the sport including serving as chief advisor to the likes of Floyd Mayweather. Haymon approached Bizier’s promoter Yvon Michel, who served as mediary in the negotiations. Bizier is slated to face Ionut Dan Ion in a rematch Dec. 19 at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, in a co-featured bout on Adonis Stevenson’s Showtime card. ‘JoJo’ Dan is the only man to defeat Bizier as a professional to date in a competitive match in 2013. The opportunity to work with Haymon should see new doors opened for the 30-year old Quebec native.

“Al Haymon is the best in the world. Our agreement will enable me to fight the best fighters out there,” Bizier said Wednesday.

Watch Pacquiao and Algieri arrive at the Venetian, Macao!

By FightFan.com Staff (19-Nov-2014)


Video courtesy of Venetian Macao

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion and Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY ‘Pacman’ PACQUIAO will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI, who besides having the greatest back-story in boxing has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside The Ring. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Next Saturday! November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

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