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Bradley survives strange last minute scare to top Vargas!

By FightFan.com Staff (28-Jun-2015)

Video courtesy of HBO

Highlights from Tim Bradley’s victory by unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas on June 27, 2015. After seemingly building a healthy lead on the scorecards, Tim Bradley was rocked in the final minute of his fight with Jessie Vargas only to have the referee accidentally stop the bout ten seconds early thinking the clasps were the final bell. Bradley went on to win by scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 115-112 to pick up the vacant WBO welterweight title.

Weekend Scorecard: Quick results from around the world!

By FightFan.com Staff (28-Jun-2015)

Oscar Valdez W UD10 Ruben Tamayo

Tony Luis W UD8 Edward Valdez

Brandon Cook TKO 4 Gogi Knezevic
Vacant WBA Inter-Continental super welterweight title

Amnat Ruenroeng W UD12 John Riel Casimero
IBF Flyweight title

Marco Antonio Periban TKO 5 Carlos Adan Jerez

Francis Lafreniere W UD8 Salomon Rodriguez

Custio Clayton TKO 1 Zaurs Sadihovs

Alan Sanchez W UD8 Carlos Lozano

Diego Magdaleno TKO 7  Jose A Gonzalez

Gilberto Ramirez W UD10 Derek Edwards

Dominic Wade U SD10 Sam Soliman

Tim Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas tilt Saturday on HBO!

By FightFan News Wire (26-Jun-2015)

The Bradley vs. Vargas world welterweight title fight takes place This Saturday, June 27, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The evening will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Former two-division world champion and highly-rated pound for pound fighter TIMOTHY ‘Desert Storm’ BRADLEY JR. and undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight world champion JESSIE VARGAS will make their long-awaited 2015 debuts when they square off for the vacant Word Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title, Saturday, June 27, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The Southern California natives’ fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

These two gladiators boast a combined record of 57-1-1 (21 KOs) — a winning percentage of 97%.

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Claggett-Sanchez OFF as Canadian denied entry to USA

By Ace Freeman (25-Jun-2015)

Reigning Canadian welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett has been denied entry into the US due to visa issues and will be unable to fight in California on Friday where he was scheduled to face Alan Sanchez for the vacant IBA Americas Welterweight title live on Fox Sports 1.

Despite having fought in the US several times before, one bout earlier this year in Denver, Colorado, American customs officials have turned away Canadian welterweight champion Steve Claggett and denied him entry into the US for his scheduled bout Friday night in California. Claggett was set to headline a Golden Boy card facing Alan Sanchez in a bout that was to be televised in the US on Fox Sports 1 and in Canada on the Fight Network. After being denied on Wednesday the Alberta based fighter spent the night in the Vancouver airport and attempted to plead his case and tried again to resolve the issues Thursday morning, but was rejected a second time. Word is Golden Boy is searching for a late replacement for Sanchez and there is currently no mention of wether or not he will still box as headliner on the card. Stay tuned for more info.

Canada’s Tony Luis back in action Friday on CBS!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jun-2015)

Canada’s Tony Luis Set for Ring Return on Friday, June 26, at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Live on CBS Sports Network

maple-leaf-iconAfter a successful turn as a televised boxing commentator, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada’s Tony “Lightning” Luis is set to return to the ring in the co-featured bout of “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network”, scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2015, from the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.

In his first fight since his highly controversial “loss” to England’s Derry Matthews for the WBA World Championship last April, WBA #14-rated Luis will face New York (via Dominican Republic) veteran Edward Valdez (13-10-2, 3 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

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Ontario’s Brandon Cook ready for WBA Inter-Continental title fight Saturday in Ajax!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jun-2015)

Canada’s Brandon Cook set to fight for the WBA Inter-Continental Title this Saturday, June 27 in his hometown of Ajax, Ontario.

cookmaple-leaf-iconThis Saturday, June 27, United Boxing Promotions, in conjunction with OLG Slots Ajax Downs, is proud to present two-division Canadian champion Brandon ‘Bad Boy’ Cook (14-0-0, 8 KOs) in WBA Inter-Continental super welterweight championship action against Austrian titlist Gogi “Lionheart” Knezevic (28-5-1, 12 KOs) of Vienna. Scheduled for the Ajax Community Centre, this exciting twelve-round attraction is Cook’s first fight in Ajax, Ontario – the “Bad Boy’s” hometown – since turning pro in 2011.

Although Cook has won two Canadian titles already, the idea of claiming an international championship, in his hometown of Ajax, is proving particularly exciting. “It’s a crazy feeling, knowing that I’m fighting for the WBA Inter-Continental championship,” explained Cook. “Everything we have done for the last couple years comes down to this one fight. I’m putting everything on the line. It’s a great feeling to be fighting five minutes away from my house in Ajax. The venue is a lot smaller than the Hershey Centre, but the place will be packed with all my fans, family, and friends.”

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Road Warrior: Canada’s Steve Claggett headlines Golden Boy Fox Sports card Friday vs. Alan Sanchez!

By FightFan News Wire (23-Jun-2015)

Reigning Canadian welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett has landed a headlining bout in California June 26 when he will take on Alan Sanchez for the vacant IBA Americas Welterweight title live on Fox Sports 1 in the US!

Canada: Watch live Friday night on Fight Network at 10pm ET!

Shining a light on homegrown talent, Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will bring a thrilling night of boxing featuring top local prospects set to hit the Salinas Storm House on June 26. In the main event, Fairfield standout Alan Sanchez (15-3-1, 8 KOs) will battle Canadian welterweight titlist Steve Claggett (21-3-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBA Americas Welterweight title in a 10-round bout.

“This fight will allow the winner to take their career to the next step.” said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions. “Claggett, is coming off of a tough win in Calgary, and Sanchez is determined to get back in the ring and prove himself as a top contender. This fight will be an edge-of-your-seat, can’t miss fight in Salinas.”

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Barthelemy beats DeMarco, Vasquez outworks Omotoso on Sunday’s’ edition of PBC on CBS

By FightFan News Wire (22-Jun-2015)

Fight Fans were treated to a special Father’s Day edition of PBC on CBS Sunday afternoon as undefeated fighters Rances Barthelemy and Sammy Vasquez scored respective victories over Antonio DeMarco and Wale Omotoso at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Photo: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Rances ‘Kid Blast’ Barthelemy (23-0, 13 KOs) dominated and dropped Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) on his way to a wide unanimous 10-round decision on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS Sunday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as promoter of the event and President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather watched from the first row.

Barthelemy was strong in his 140-pound debut, landing with his left hand from every angle, including a straight left that knocked DeMarco down in the fourth round. Barthelemy controlled the fight, never allowing the southpaw DeMarco to ramp up the pressure or land anything significant.

Despite being deducted a point in the ninth round, Barthelemy won by the score of 99-89 on all three judges’ scorecards.

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Canada’s David Lemieux dishes a violent 12-round beating to Hassan N’Dam to capture IBF middleweight world title!

By Ace Freeman (20-Jun-2015)

Photo courtesy of Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

David Lemieux W UD12 Hassan N’Dam: Canadian middleweight destroyer David Lemieux just captured the IBF world middleweight title in spectacular and violent fashion in front of his hometown fans in Montreal, Quebec with a horrific and sustained twelve round beating of France’s Hassan N’Dam. Lemieux was in control the entire way with his thudding power on full display, scoring four knockdowns in the bout.

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Andre Ward returns to stop Paul Smith in nine!

By Ace Freeman (20-Jun-2015)

Andre Ward TKO 9 Paul Smith

Photo: Roc Nation (@rocnation) • Instagram

WBA super middleweight world champion Andre ‘S.O.G.’ Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in nearly two years Saturday night in his home town of Oakland, CA with a one-sided ninth round TKO win over Paul Smith (35-6, 20 KOs) in a tune-up bout. It was Ward’s first bout under Jay Z’s Roc Nation banner. Ward took some time to get going but was largely in control the whole way. The Bay-Area native picked it up down the stretch and really started to bust Smith up, cutting him over the eye and breaking his nose. The bout was subsequently stopped in Round 9 giving Ward the comeback win.

Shawn Porter silences Adrien Broner via 12-round decision!

By Ace Freeman (20-Jun-2015)

Shawn Porter W UD12 Adrien Broner

Photo courtesy of PBC

Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) won a physical fight that went the distance, earning a 12-round unanimous decision over Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) in the Battle for Ohio that took place Saturday night in Las Vegas as seen live via Premier Boxing Champions on NBC. Porter had his foot on the gas the entire way and largely out-worked Broner through most of the rounds. AB had his moments in spots but they were few and far between save for a big moment in Round 12 when he dropped Porter with a left hook. Porter got up and fought back hard to the final bell where he was ahead by well deserved scores of 118-108, 114-112 and 115-111 to seal the victory.

Errol Spence Jr. stops late sub Le Greco on NBC!

By Ace Freeman (20-Jun-2015)

Photo courtesy of Dr. Ed de la Vega, DDS / Philboxing.com

Fast rising welterweight charge Errol Spence Jr. (17-0, 14 KOs) started fast and furious as he gave no time and space to Canada’s Phil Lo Greco (26-2, 14 KOs) in their bout Saturday night in Las Vegas. Spence Jr. landed a telling right hand on the temple that decked Le Greco in the third round and jumped all over him to score the impressive stoppage win. Le Greco had taken the bout on just a few day’s notice after Spence’s previous opponent failed to make weight.

Early results from Montreal: Dierry Jean wins big, Maduma and Hyppolite victorious, Hussain brothers win, Butler held to a draw, more!

By Ace Freeman (20-Jun-2015)

Early results from the Eye of the Tiger Management / Golden Boy Promotions card at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada!

Quick-fisted Canadian light welterweight Dierry ‘All-in’ Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) put on an impressive showing Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec with a dominant ten round unanimous decision victory over American Jerry Belmontes (19-7, 5 KOs). Jean scored a knockdown in the early going and cruised down the stretch landing the harder and more significan blows throughout. After ten rounds were in the books, Jean was well ahead by scores of 99-90, 99-89 and 98-91 to pick up the victory.

Quebec’s ‘Batman’, surging super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite (16-1, 10 KOs) pounded out a unanimous ten round decision over France’s Kevin Thomas Cojean (16-7-1 5KO) on the Lemieux-N’Dam undercard. Hyppolite was in command throughout with a stern jab and quicker hands, although the Frenchman had his moments in spots.

Miami-based Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz scored a blitzing first round KO over Byron Polley in early action in Montreal. Ortiz was all over Polley from the opening bell and made quick work of the journeyman scoring three knockdowns in the opening stanza to end the night early and in fashion.

Canadian lightweight speedster Ghislain Maduma (17-1, 11 KOs) got back on the winning track Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal where he ran over Italy’s Michele Focosi in two rounds. Maduma started fast and took command in the opening stanza and scored three knockdowns in a relentless second round to seal the victory.

Fast rising Canadian junior middleweight Steven Butler (12-0-1, 11 KOs) went eight full rounds for the first time as a professional when he was held to a draw in an exciting match against Franklin Park, Illinois’ Jaime Herrera (12-3-1, 7 KOs). It was an evenly matched bout that saw Butler start fast scoring two early knockdowns, but a game Herrera battled back and picked it up late in the bout. Once eight rounds were in the books judge Pasquale Procopio saw Butler the winner at 77-75 but the other two officials saw it even at 75-75 rendering the bout a majority draw.

Big punching Canadian welterweight Mian Hussain improved to 12-0 (6 KOs) as a professional when he pounded out a workman like eight-round shutout win over Ivan Pereyra. Hussain was in control throughout and cruised to one sided scores of 80-72 on all three official tallies.

Big punching Canadian light welterweight Ayaz Hussain (brother of Mian) moved to 6-0 (4 KOs) Saturday night in Montreal as he battered and took out Miguel Antoine in two rounds. Hussain’s power was the difference as he scored three knockdowns in Round 2 to seal the TKO win.

Montreal based super lightweight prospect Mathieu Germain moved to 2-0 as a pro (1 KO) with a second round TKO of Richard Horvath.

Lemieux, N’Dam, Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management stage final press conference in Montreal!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (19-Jun-2015)

Photo courtesy of Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Way Productions’ Pierre Lavoie has been on the beat in Montreal during fight week following top rated middleweight destroyer David Lemieux as he trains for his June 20 title shot in his hometown. Members of Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions are picture above with Lemieux as they prepare to take over the confines of Canada’s mecca of boxing, the beautiful Bell Centre in downtown Montreal this Saturday. Other exciting bouts on the card include Dierry Jean (28-1, 20 KOs) vs. Jerry Belmontes (19-6, 5 KOs), Schiller Hyppolite (15-1, 10 KOs) vs. Kevin Thomas Cojean (16-6-1, 5 KOs), Steven Butler (12-0, 10 KOs) vs. Jaime Herrera (12-3, 7 KOs), Mian Hussain (11-0, 6 KOs) vs. Ivan Pereyra (19-4, 13 KOs), Ghislain Maduma (16-1, 10 KOs) vs. Michele Focosi (20-3-2, 8 KOs).

The IBF Middleweight World Championship match-up between the Quebec power puncher Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) and number one contender Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs). presented by EOTTM and and Golden Boy Promotions in association with King Sports Worldwide and Evenko – will air on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Deportes on June 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The live Canadian PPV telecast airs at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT. Tickets for the IBF world championship between David Lemieux and Hassan N’Dam will also be sold on site and the prices are available to suit all budgets: $70, $95, $130, $175 and $250. For more information, visit www.evenko.ca or www.eottm.com.

Fight Network previews the return of Andre Ward!

By FightFan.com Staff (19-Jun-2015)

Video courtesy of Fight Network

Courtesy of our friends at Fight Network, check out this video preview for the return of Andre ‘S.O.G.’ Ward this Saturday vs. Paul Smith, a 12 round bout presented by Roc Nation Sports, takes placee June 20 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, will be televised live on BET and streamed globally on TIDAL.com at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT and is presented in association with Matchroom Sport. “I’m very excited to be coming back on June 20 at Oracle Arena in my hometown of Oakland which has been a long time coming,” said Ward. “I’m equally excited to be fighting on BET in front of a potential viewership of over 90 million homes. As a fighter, this diversifies my portfolio and puts me in front of a whole different audience.”

Broner vs. Porter heats up as fighters meet at Mayweather Boxing Club ahead of Saturday PBC clash on NBC!

By FightFan News Wire (18-Jun-2015)

Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner vs. ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter headlines the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC primetime event Saturday, June 20 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Also on the card, undefeated Errol Spence Jr. vs. Phil Lo Greco. The PBC on NBC action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT

Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

With pound-for pound king and President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather looking on, fighters competing on this weekend’sPremier Boxing Champions cards at MGM Grand, participated in a media workout Wednesday at Mayweather Boxing Club. Mayweather made the most of his time at the gym, staying for nearly two hours to talk with the media, give the fighters insight and advice and sign autographs for fans.

Fighters who worked out at the event that are featured on Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card included Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner (30-1, 22 KOs), ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) and Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs). Coverage on NBC begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Broner, who considers Mayweather a mentor and “big brother,” has trained at the Mayweather Boxing Club for weeks, per Mayweather’s suggestion.

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