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Post Fight: Mayweather speaks out after the Mayhem!

By FightFan.com Staff (15-Sep-2014)

Video courtesy of InThisCornerTV.com

Courtesy of James ‘Smitty’ Smith, check out post fight commentary from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where Floyd Mayweather spoke out after his resounding victory over Marcos Maidana in their awaited rematch. Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) successfully defended his WBC and WBA Welterweight and WBC Super Welterweight World Championships with a unanimous 12-round decision victory in a rematch with Argentine slugger Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday in front of 16,144 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

Weekend Roundup: Mrdjenovich wins in Edmonton, Nunez upsets Acosta, Marcos still unbeaten, more!

By Ben Rasofsky (15-Sep-2014)

Quick results from around the boxing world this weekend courtesy of ‎Ben Rasofsky.

Edmonton’s Jelena Mrdjenovich (33-9-1, 17KOs) retained her WBC featherweight championship Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta, scoring a sixth round stoppage over Marilyn Hernandez (25-10-0, 16KOs) of the Dominican Republic. With the win, Mrdjenovich also retains her #1 ranking on Boxrec.com and showed why she is widely considered one of the best in the world. The bout was the main event of the latest from Edmonton’s KO Boxing Promotions.

Cody Ries (4-0-0, 2KO) of Edmonton showed he is the real deal Friday night at the Shaw Conference Centre, defeating two time national title challenger Paul Bzdel (5-6-1) of Saskatchewan via majority decision in their four round middleweight clash. The scorecards read 59-57, 59-57, 58-58.

It looked more like a Muay Thai bout than a boxing match, but Marisa Nunez (7-5-2) pulled off the upset in Argentina tonight, taking a majority decision over Monica Acosta (19-2-2, 5KOs) for the vacant IBF light welterweight championship of the world. Nunez landed left hooks throughout the fight, catching Acosta before many of the frequent clinches. Although Acosta seemed to be physically strong in the early going, Nunez eventually imposed her will, pinning Acosta to the ropes for much of the fight. The final scores were 97-93, 97-93, 95-95.

Argentinian light middleweight prospect Gabriel Orlando Duran (3-0-0, 1KO) remains undefeated after his four round majority decision win over Roberto Ariel Ledesma (3-2-0). Everyone got their money’s worth from this fight alone – an absolute war. Duran just seemed to land the cleaner shots, while Ledesma’s nonstop aggression made the fight a difficult one to judge. The final scores were 39 1/2-38, 39-37, 39-39

Yesica Patricia Marcos (24-0-2, 8KOs) remains undefeated after stopping Silvia Fernanda Zacarias (8-17-5, 1KO) via TKO4 in Argentina this weekend. The fight was all action from the opening bell, with the two women exchanging power shots consistently while the fight lasted. After trading shots in the fourth Zacarias took a knee. She beat the count, but the referee waved off the fight.

Undefeated Irish light welterweight prospect Paul Sutcliffe Jr. (6-0-0, 5KOs) of Dublin turned in a dominant performance Saturday in his hometown, dropping Martin McCord (1-4-1, 1KO) of Ayr, Scotland, three times before winning on points in a four rounder.

London’s Ahmet Patterson (13-0-0, 4KOs) is the new English welterweight champ after scoring a TKO4 victory over Chris Gaynor (15-2-0, 8KOs) of Rotherham today in Sheffield. Patterson was the BBBofC’s Southern Area regional champ.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains perfect in rematch with Marcos Maidana!

By FightFan News Wire (14-Sep-2014)

After 24 rounds of boxing with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather is still the undisputed pound-for-pound champion.

Photo Credit: Esther Lin

Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) successfully defended his WBC and WBA Welterweight and WBC Super Welterweight World Championships with a unanimous 12-round decision victory in a rematch with Argentine slugger Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday in front of 16,144 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

“Money” strategically fought the fight that he wanted, effectively avoiding the looping punches against the ropes that “El Chino” was able to land in their first bout and pivoting back to his domain – the center of the ring.

The five-division world champion was decidedly more effective and efficient, landing 58 percent of his power punches compared to Maidana’s 26 percent. The 37-year-old also landed 43 percent of his jabs compared to 17 percent for Maidana and 51 percent of his total punches compared to Maidana’s 22 percent.

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Mayweather wins another decision over Maidana!

By Joe Bruiser (14-Sep-2014)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Wpts (UD) Marcos Rene Maidana

Photo: Dr. Ed De La Vega DDS

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) controlled the action through the first three rounds Saturday night in Las Vegas, keeping Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) at bay with his superior timing and counter punching, and using his masterful defense to stay off the ropes. Mayweather started to sit down on his shots towards the end of the third, but Maidana caught him with a hard right hand at the end of the round that seemed to do some damage. Maidana had his best round to that point in the fourth, ripping Mayweather with hard body shots and right hands to the head as Mayweather’s footwork seemed to slow a little. Mayweather came back strong in the fifth, but Maidana continued to increase the pressure through Round 6.

Both fighters seemed to want to sit down on their punches in Round 7, but it was Mayweather who landed the flashier punches, and at a higher connect rate. The pattern continued in Round 8, until Maidana bit Mayweather’s glove in a clinch while Mayweather had him in headlock.  Mayweather complained to referee Kenny Bayless who did not see the bite and seemed uncertain how to respond to the allegations without the benefit of replay. The action resumed in the ninth but Mayweather seemed to be more willing to clinch and hold on the inside when Maidana got near him. Maidana had a point deducted in Round 10 for driving his elbow into Mayweather’s head during a clinch. Mayweather came back strong in Round 11, hurting Maidana with a uppercut to the solar plexes mid way through the round. Round 12 was a non-event as Mayweather was content to stay on his bicycle and not let Maidana land anything of note.

After twelve rounds of action, all three judges were in agreement with Mayweather winning a unanimous decision by scores of 115-112, and 116-111 x2.

Photos: Dr. Ed De La Vega DDS

MAYHEM undercard action from the Las Vegas!

By Joe Bruiser (13-Sep-2014)


Leo Santa Cruz KO 2 Manuel Roman

Super Bantamweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz made quick work of former sparring partner Manuel Roman, ending the fight with a straight right hand early in Round 2 that dropped Roman hard to the mat. Roman tried to beat the count but was unable to regain his footing before he was counted out. Santa Cruz had started the bout strong with a furious body attack in Round 1 before picking up the pace and ending matters early in the second round. With the win Santa Cruz improves to 28-0-1 (16 KOs) and will hopefully look to unify against either Carl Frampton or Guillermo Rigondeaux in the new year.

Mickey Bey Wpts (SD) Miguel Vazquez

“Money Team” lightweight Mickey Bey (21-1-1, 10 KOs) scored an upset victory in a close bout over long reigning champion Miguel Vazquez  (34-4, 13 KOs) to win the IBF World Lightweight title. There wasn’t much to separate the fighters throughout the contest, as it was fought at a slow and ugly pace, but Bey appeared to finish stronger down the stretch to win a split decision on the judges’ cards. Official scores were 115-113 Vazquez, and 115-114 and 119-109 for Bey.

James De La Rosa Wpts (UD) Alfredo Angulo

Fan favourite Alfredo Angulo lost a wide ten round decision to James De La Rosa in a super middleweight contest on the Mayweather-Maidana II undecard. De Le Rosa used his superior boxing ability to outwork and outland Angulo throughout the bout, and managed to score a flash knockdown late in Round 2 as he caught Angulo off balance with a left hand. Angulo was deducted a point for repeated low blows late in Round 7 after he was warned by the referee earlier in the round. After coach Virgil Hunter pleaded with him to pick up the pace before Round 9, Angulo managed to put together a solid couple rounds to finish the bout, but it was too little too late as De La Rosa did enough to earn the victory on all three judges’ cards. With the win De La Rosa improves to 23-2 (13 KOs), while Angulo loses his third in a row and falls to 22-5 (18 KOs).

Humberto Soto Wpts (UD) John Molina

Mexico’s Humberto Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision again John Molina (27-4, 22 KOs) in a welterweight contest moments ago at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The bout was a rough and tumble affair, with both fighters landing huge shots as well as several low blows, but Soto was the more consistent of the two throughout the majority of the bout and walks away with a big win. Molina was coming off a great effort in a losing performance against Lucas Matthysse in a fight-of-the-year candidate that took place earlier this year


Mayhem: Floyd and Maidana ready to do it one more time
PHOTOS from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas!

By Dr. Ed de la Vega DDS (13-Sep-2014)

Photos: Dr. Ed de la Vega, DDS / Philboxing.com

Courtesy of Philboxing.com’s Dr. Ed de la Vega, check out this exclusive photo gallery of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana weighing in for their eagerly awaited rematch. MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” a 12-round world championship bout for Mayweather’s WBA Welterweight Belt and WBC Welterweight and Super Welterweight World Titles takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts and “The Equalizer” in theaters Sept. 26. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

Mayweather and Maidana ripped and ready for WAR — Weigh-in results from Las Vegas!

By Joe Bruiser (12-Sep-2014)

Check out the LIVE weigh-in results for tomorrow’s highly anticipated welterweight rematch between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana. The Showtime PPV broadcast kicks off tomorrow, Saturday September 13, LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV at 8pm EST/5pm PST. 

Video courtesy of Showtime Sports

Floyd Mayweather Jr. 146.5 | Marcos Maidana 146
Leo Santa Cruz 121 | Manuel Roman 122
Miguel Vazquez 135 | Mickey Bey 134.5
Alfredo Angulo 162 | James De La Rosa 161.5

Mayweather: “I’m going for the knockout this time!”
Maidana: “Floyd is going to run but I’ll make history!”

By FightFan News Wire (11-Sep-2014)

 photo MayhemUndercard_zpsc54e667a.jpgPhoto courtesy of Showtime

Floyd Mayweather: “Tune in and watch the fight because I’m going to be Floyd Mayweather and do what I do best and come out and win. I’ve been here before and I know what it takes to win at this level.”

Marcos Maidana: “I just know that I have to win. I’m focused on winning. I am going to take out any doubts in my mind about the first fight. I’ve adjusted now and I think I’ll be ready.”

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Ortiz TKO’s Kayode in 1, Cuellar destroys Juanma!

By Ace Freeman (11-Sep-2014)

Luis Ortiz TKO 1 Lateef Kayode

In a wild heavyweight affair, undefeated Luis Ortiz (22-0, 19 KOs) battered previously unbeaten Lateef ‘Power’ Kayode (20-1, 16 KOs) in the first round to score a TKO win. Ortiz dropped Kayode with a big shot half way through the round and in the final moments he pinned him in the corner and flurried away until the referee stepped in. Just as the bout was stopped, Kayode sprung to life and unleashed a flurry of his own, and then protested the stoppage with a big outburst. With the win Ortiz becomes the interim WBA heavyweight titleist.

Jesus Cuellar KO 2 Juan Manuel Lopez

On the undercard, WBA interim featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (25-1, 19 KOs) absolutely clobbered former Puerto Rican star Juan Manuel Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs) in the second round. Cuellar was aggressive throughout and near the end of the second he landed a series of telling hooks that saw Juanma collapse face first on the canvass. It was a violent stoppage.

Canada’s Lucian Bute teams up with Freddie Roach!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (11-Sep-2014)

Video courtesy of Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Pierre Lavoie is live on location in Montreal where former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) has announced he is teaming up with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach for his next bout, tentatively scheduled for December 6th at the Bell Centre in Montreal. An opponent has yet to be named, but Bute will likely be training in the Philippines this fall where Roach will be training his star pupil Manny Pacquiao for his November bout. More news as it develops.

Dierry Jean looks to make a statement Sept. 27 vs. Ruiz!

By FightFan News Wire (11-Sep-2014)

Canada’s Dierry Jean is looking to impress when he takes on Daniel Ruiz on Sept. 27 in Quebec!

Photo: Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

North American Boxing Federation (NABF) lightweight champion Dierry ‘Dougy Style’ Jean (26-1, 18 KOs) will make his first title defense September 27 against Mexican challenger Daniel “Canerito” Ruiz (32-7-2, 22 KOs) at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal.

The 12-round bout will be the co-feature on the “Red Dawn” card, headlined by a North American Boxing Association (NABA) light heavyweight title fight between two-time Russian Olympian Artur Beterbiev (5-0-0, 5 KOs) and former International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-2-0, 19 KOs).

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Watch: Mayweather and Maidana face off at final presser!

By FightFan.com Staff (10-Sep-2014)

Video courtesy of Showtime

Pound-for-pound champ Floyd Mayweather and Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana came face to face in Las Vegas today at the final press conference for their anticipated rematch of the year. Contact your PPV provider to order Mayweather vs. Maidana 2, live on Saturday, Sept. 13! “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2,” a 12-round world championship bout for Mayweather’s WBA Welterweight Belt and WBC Welterweight and Super Welterweight World Titles takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts and “The Equalizer” in theaters Sept. 26. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

Mrdjenovich and Reis Look to Let the Good Times Roll this Friday in Edmonton!

By Ben Rasofsky (10-Sep-2014)

News and notes about KO Boxing’s latest “Hostile Territory” card headlined by one of the best female fighters on the planet, Edmonton’s own Jelena Mrdjenovich, taking place Friday night in Alberta, Canada!

maple-leaf-iconOn Friday, September 12, Jelena Mrdjenovich (32-9-1, 16KOs) of Edmonton will defend her WBC featherweight championship and #1 Boxrec.com ranking against Marilyn Hernandez (25-9-0, 16KOs) of the Dominican Republic at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The bout marks Mrdjenovich’s first title defense since regaining her WBC laurels from Melissa Hernandez in 2013. In the co-main event, undefeated Edmonton middleweight Cody Reis (3-0-0, 2KOs) looks to stay perfect against recent national championship challenger Paul Bzdel (5-5-2) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Mrdjenovich-Hernandez and Reis-Bzdel top a six fight program, featuring several new faces and potential Canadian contenders.

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Ruenroeng Defeats Arroyo to Retain IBF Title; Team Arroyo to File Formal Complaint

By Ben Rasofsky (10-Sep-2014)

Amnat Ruenroeng W SD12 McWilliams Arroyo

Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0-0, 5 KOs) retained his IBF flyweight championship today in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, prompting immediate protest from the camp of his opponent, McWilliams Arroyo (15-2-0, 13 KOs). After twelve rounds of action at the Liptapanlop Hall, the judge’s ruled the contest a split decision victory for Ruenroeng, turning in scores of 114-113, 114-113, and 113-114. Arroyo scored the only knockdown of the fight, dropping the champ in the sixth. Arroyo’s promotional team – PR Best Boxing Promotions – claims the referee lost control of the fight, failing to penalize Ruenroeng for repeated holding and pushing fouls. Although Arroyo was upset following the loss, he remains focused on his career goal – winning a world title. “I’m a little sad because I could not get the win, but I’m positive and ready to continue my career and fulfill my dream of becoming world champion,” said Arroyo in a recent press release. “We did everything I could, but my opponent was holding and pushing all the fight.” PR Best Boxing Promotions plans on submitting a formal complaint to the IBF. Fightfan.com will be following this story as it unfolds, reporting any further developments.

Mexican filled undercard on tap for Mayweather-Maidana II!

By FightFan News Wire (09-Sep-2014)

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In keeping with Mexican Independence Day tradition, Mayweather Promotions has assembled a stellar undercard featuring some of this era’s most exciting boxers to co-feature on “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” on Saturday, September 13 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on SHOWTIME PPV. Featured on the four-fight pay-per-view telecast, fan favorite Leo ‘Terremoto’ Santa Cruz will put his WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship on the line in a 12-round championship bout against Mexican contender Manuel ‘Suavecito’ Roman, plus Tijuana-Baja’s pride Miguel ‘Títere’ Vazquez defends his IBF Lightweight World Championship against Mayweather Promotions’ rising star Mickey ‘The Spirit’ Bey. In the opening bout on pay per view, Alfredo ‘El Perro’ Angulo returns to the ring against James De La Rosa in a 10-round bout. Rounding out a sensational night of televised fights, SHOWTIME will present a live 10-round Jr. welterweight bout between John Molina Jr. and Humberto ‘La Zorrita’ Soto on “COUNTDOWN LIVE” (SHO, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) immediately preceding the SHOWTIME PPV telecast.

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Cook and Pagcaliwangan Win Big in Ontario; Merjenovich Title Defense Friday; Braekhus and Habazin to Unify Titles; Brook Wellby Returns; Scott Quigg Back Saturday; More!

By Ben Rasofsky (08-Sep-2014)

‘Big’ Ben Rasofsky recaps both recent and upcoming fistic action from within Canada as well as title fight action from around the boxing world!

It was a short, but emphatic, night’s work for NCC and NABA Canadian champion Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (14-0-0, 8KOs) in Mississauga, Ontario, on Saturday evening. To use a well-known Canadianism, the promoters (United/Title Fight) could “flood the rink and turn out the lights” early in the main event, after Cook stopped his more experienced Argentine opponent David Serrano (15-6-2, 7KOs) in just sixty seconds.  Serrano had never suffered a first round stoppage in his twenty-two fight career. With the win, there seems two logical paths for Cook’s future: a Canadian title defense or a bout with a well-travelled veteran. If Cook’s handlers opt for the former, a bout with Janks Trotter or Steve Claggett, or a unification clash with either Brandon Brewer or Francois Lafreniere, who respectively hold the CPBC light middle and middleweight championships, would all be crowd pleasers. As for a veteran opponent, well, there’s no shortage of those.

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