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featfight Canelo vs. Lara
July 12, 2014
Las Vegas, NV (PPV)

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Bermane Stiverne
(24-1-1, 21 KOs)
WBC Heavyweight Champion
La Plaine, Haiti

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Golovkin – Geale clash this Saturday, July 26 in NYC!

By FightFan News Wire (22-Jul-2014)

Video courtesy of HBO

GENNADY GOLOVKIN: “I respect Daniel Geale very much. I have been watching his fights and I know it is not going to be an easy fight. This is going to be a great show. The heavyweights – that is a great fight. I am looking forward to coming back to Madison Square Garden on July 26.”

DANIEL GEALE: “I am really excited to be fighting on such a big show at Madison Square Garden. It is going to be a perfect step for me, fighting a guy like Gennady, who is one of the hottest names in boxing today. I’ve been saying for years in Australia – I will fight the best fighters and this is the only way to do it. To do it like this, in Madison Square Garden, with my team and Gary Shaw, I couldn’t be happier.”

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Quick Jabs: Chisora pulls out of Fury rematch, Martinez vows to return, more results from Macau!

By Joe Bruiser (21-Jul-2014)

News & Notes from this week in boxing.


  • Reports surfaced on Monday that heavyweight Dereck Chisora has pulled out of his July 26 scheduled rematch with Tyson Fury due to a fractured hand. You have to feel bad for Fury, who has had three opponents pull out of fights against him in the last year, and has only had one fight come off in the last 15 months. No news yet on whether a replacement opponent will be found.
  • Former middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has vowed to return to the ring following his one-sided beatdown at the hands of Miguel Cotto in early June. Martinez claims that it was the left hook that Cotto caught him with early that was responsible for his terrible showing, and that his legs are fine. He hopes to proves that point with a comeback bout against a top 10 opponent later this year.
  • Flyweight Zou Shiming, China’s two-time gold medallist, improved to 5-0 (1 KO) with a decision win against Luis De La Rosa at Cotai Arena in Macau China on Saturday. On the undercard, the ‘Hawaiian Punch’ Brian Viloria also scored a fifth round knockout over Jose Alfredo Zuniga in his first appearance in Macau since losing a split decision to Juan Estrada in April 2013.

Rigondeaux stops Kokietgym in ONE to become free agent!

By Joe Bruiser (19-Jul-2014)

Guillermo Rigondeaux TKO 1 Sod Kokietgym

1342500173_2386_Guillermo-RigondeauxDecorated amateur standout and pound-for-pound junior featherweight star Guillermo Rigondeaux stopped Thai veteran Sod Kokietgym in the first round Saturday in Macau, China. Rigondeaux landed a hard left hand in the opening seconds that seemed to gain Kokietgym’s respect and he continued to box well through the first minute. Mid way through the round an accidental clash of heads forced Kokietgym to drop to the canvas in pain. He was given a few moments to recover in the corner as he made sure he let the ref know that he was butted. When the referee gave the instruction to resume fighting, Kokietgym, still fazed by the headbutt, made his way to the centre of the ring to touch gloves with Rigondeaux, who obliged but then immediately followed up with a sharp two-punch combination that dropped Kokietgym hard to the mat. Kokietgym attempted to beat the count but was in no condition to continue and the referee waved off the contest as Kokietgym stumbled into the ropes.

With the win Rigondeaux improves to 14-0 (9 KOs), and fulfils his contractual obligations with Top Rank Promotions to become a free agent. It will be interesting to see what’s next for the Cuban fighter as he has had a hard time gaining a large fanbase, despite his masterful skills in the ring and his standing as one of boxing’s best.

Emanuel Taylor vs. Karim Mayfield TONIGHT on ESPN!

By FightFan News Wire (18-Jul-2014)

Tonight’s edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is highlighted by a great main event between Emanuel Taylor and Karim Mayfield, live at 8:00 PM ET/5PM PT on ESPN2.

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to The Paramount in Huntington , New York, TONIGHT, JULY 18th with ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ headlined by an outstanding ten round junior welterweight clash between top rated contenders EMANUEL ‘The Tranzformer’ TAYLOR of Baltimore, Maryland and San Fransico’s KARIM ‘Hard Hitta’ MAYFIELD.

As part of the sensational evening of world class professional boxing, Star Boxing will also pay tribute to “The Fighting Pride of Huntington”, new World Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight Champion CHRIS ALGIERI.

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Mayhem: Mayweather-Maidana 2 Press Tour Rolling!

By FightFan News Wire (16-Jul-2014)

Photo credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME®

“He needs to make some major changes and probably get a new trainer if he wants to have a chance against me.” - Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather

“First, I’m going to give him a beating and then I’m going to knock him out.” – Marcos Maidana

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Pacquiao opts for stay-busy fight with Algieri Nov. 22 in China

By Ace Freeman (16-Jul-2014)

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has opted to stage his next fight in Macau, China against WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri Nov. 22nd on HBO

Reports are circulating that an agreement has been reached for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao to defend his title against newly crowned WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri on Nov. 22 in China. Apparently both contracts have been finalized and an announcement is expected shortly. While Algieri just captured his title in a close and somewhat controversial upset-decision victory over Ruslan Provodnikov last month, the American is a relative unknown to casual fans and will likely prove a very difficult sell. Coupled with the difficulty Pacquiao had selling his November 2013 pay-per-view with Brandon Rios (due to the difficulties that came with staging the bout in Asia), this is a curious opponent choice for the Filipino star. Politics in boxing at present didn’t leave many big ticket options so Pacquiao will be relied on heavily to sell this fight with his brand power in Asia. Stay tuned for an official announcement and potential undercard information.

Zou Shiming and Rigondeaux return Saturday in China!

By FightFan News Wire (16-Jul-2014)

Photo by Chris Farina / Top Rank

Just 15 months and five fights removed from his professional debut, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon ZOU SHIMING (4-0, 1 KO),of Guizhu, China, will step up and fight in his first 10-round bout, facing off against hard-punching veteran and three-time world title challenger LUIS “Chino” DE LA ROSA, (23-3-1, 13 KOs), of Barranquillla, Colombia. Zou, trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, and De La Rosa will headline Champions of Gold, the all-action championship boxing event This Saturday! July 19, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. Fighting for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International flyweight title, the battle between Top-10 contenders (Zou and De La Rosa are world-rated No. 6 by the World Boxing Association and No. 10 by the International Boxing Federation, respectively) will be televised via same-day delay on HBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Bermane Stiverne: “Wilder’s not a threat but I’m taking him serious…I’m going to teach that little kid a lesson!”

By FightFan News Wire (15-Jul-2014)

Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder has had a lot to say about WBC Champion Bermane Stiverne, but the champion is taking it all in stride as dismisses Wilder’s chances against him.

Photo: Joe Bruiser / FightFan.com

Photo: Joe Bruiser / FightFan.com

maple-leaf-iconLong before World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) knocked out Chris Arreola (35-4) this past May to claim the coveted title belt vacated by retired Vitali Klitschko, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) started talking smack about Stiverne and he hasn’t let up as the impending showdown approaches later this year.

Wilder is the mandatory, No. 1 challenger for Stiverne’s first defense. If the relatively untested fighter from Alabama believes his incessant trash talk, juvenile antics and bizarre behavior is getting to Stiverne, he has another thing coming when they step intoi the ring. In fact, Stiverne admits he’s been amused.

“He’s not going to get under my skin,” Stiverne said. “I think he’s funny. Maybe he should think about doing a comedy act after I beat him? Friends have sent me stuff he’s said and done. It’s funny. He’s like a little kid who needs attention, so he keeps opening his mouth. His trash talking doesn’t bother me at all. I saw some people who brought up what he’s said. What am I supposed to do, hand my title to him? I guess he wants to entertain his fans. If he thinks his tricks are going to bother me, he’s going to be in big trouble.”

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Arash Usmanee: “Time for Barthelemy to Do the Right Thing and Face Me Again!”

By FightFan News Wire (15-Jul-2014)

Canada’s Arash Usmanee calls out recent world title winner Rances Barthelemy, who many feel he defeated last year in a bout that controversially went to the Cuban on some very suspect scorecards.

Afghani-Canadian super featherweight contender Arash Usmanee wishes to congratulate new IBF Super Featherweight Champion Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy for his title-winning decision over Argenis Mendez last Thursday (July 10) in Miami.

“Barthelemy looked good taking it to Mendez and he deserves the belt,” said Usmanee. But now that the dust has settled on the Barthelemy/Mendez rivalry, Usmanee (21-2-1, 10 KOs) says the new champion has only one thing he can do to prove he deserves his spot on top.

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Dierry Jean eyes Terence Crawford At lightweight or junior welterweight!

By FightFan News Wire (15-Jul-2014)

Canada’s Dierry Jean is looking for a world title shot against Terence Crawford!

Photo: Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

North American Boxing Federation (NABF) lightweight champion Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (26-1, 18 KOs) has zeroed in on undefeated World Boxing Association lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) as a potential opponent for a career-defining fight.

Last month, Jean stopped Mario Perez (15-5-4) in the eighth round for the vacant NABF title, five months after Jean lost a unanimous 12-round decision (118-111, 116-112, 116-113) to International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson.

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Tony Luis to Face Wanzell Ellison on “ShoBox: The New Generation” 200th Episode on Friday, July 25

By FightFan News Wire (15-Jul-2014)

Tony Luis to Face Wanzell Ellison on GCP and GH3 Blockbuster Quadruple Header of Televised Boxing to Celebrate “ShoBox: The New Generation” 200th Episode on Friday, July 25

Photo courtesy of MundoBoxing.com

Canadian prospect Tony “The Lightning” Luis (17-2, 7 KOs) will face undefeated Wanzell “Venom” Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey, in a lightweight eight-rounder, as the opening bout of the blockbuster nationally televised quadrupleheader of world-class professional boxing to mark the 200th episode of “SHOBOX: The New Generation”.

The card will air live from Event Center in the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York on Friday, July 25.

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Canelo beats Lara by split decision in a close fight!

By Ace Freeman (12-Jul-2014)

Photo courtesy of SHOWTIME

Saul Alvarez W SD12 Erislandy Lara: Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez scored a split decision victory over Cuban slickster Erislandy Lara moments ago at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as seen live on SHOWTIME. It was a close fight that had the brodcast team and many fans divided. Lara boxed well early but Canelo went to the body with frequency. There were many close rounds in the bout as the two contrasting styles of boxer/mover vs. pressure fighter made it difficult to find a decided edge. Canelo did close the distance late and applied the pressure but there was a lot of uncertainty when the final bell rang. After twelve rounds were in the books the scores were read as 115-113 for Lara and 115-113 and 117-111 for Canelo. The latter card seemed very suspect. Read on for more including undercard results.

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Canelo and Lara on agreed weight, ready for war!

By FightFan News Wire (11-Jul-2014)

Photo courtesy of Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Promotions

‘Canelo’ Alvarez 155 lbs ……. . Erislandy Lara 155 lbs

Both fighters made weight and we’re now 24 hours out from Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara. “Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara,” a 12-round junior middleweight fight taking place Saturday, July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event Abner Mares returns to face Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo in a 10-round featherweight bout. In the SHOWTIME PPV opening bout, Johan Perez defends his interim WBA World Junior Welterweight Title against Mauricio Herrera in a 12-round match up. Also featured, Juan Manuel “JuanMa” Lopez meets Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas of Mexico in a 10-round bout for the WBO International Super Featherweight Title.

Tureano Johnson and Jonathan Maicelo win on ESPN

By FightFan News Wire (11-Jul-2014)

Gary Shaw Productions presented another great night of boxing on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

In the main event Tureano Johnson (15-1, 10 KOs) handed Mike Gavronski (14-1-1, 10 KOs) his first defeat, as they battled in a 10-round middleweight showdown for the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight title. Johnson started off slow, but kept the pressure on Gavronski, wearing him down as the fight went into the later rounds. Johnson used a pressure style to break down Gavronski, who seemed to wilt when the going got tough. With the win, Johnson gets back into world title contention. Scorecards read 99-91 across the board in favor of Tureano Johnson.

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Canelo Alvarez and Lara: Words before war!

By FightFan News Wire (11-Jul-2014)

Before they enter the ring for “Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara,” Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara and undercard fighters on Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV® four-fight telecast took part in the final press conference at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand.

Photo by Esther Lin / SHOWTIME

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: “I haven’t been watching or studying tapes. We know his style; he has a very difficult style. But we’ve prepared to break down that style. We worked for a difficult style, for a southpaw. Without a doubt we had the right sparring partners. It’s not an easy fight but we’ve prepared for everything.”

Erislandy Lara: “Every fighter that I’ve fought has been heavier than me and I’ve been able to deal with them, so we’re not worried about Canelo’s size. Everyone goes into the ring how they feel comfortable. I’m not worried about his weight on fight day. We’re ready I don’t think there’s much more to say. I’m ready for this fight and we’ll see you all July 12.”

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Tureano Johnson vs. Mike Gavronski tonight on ESPN!

By FightFan News Wire (11-Jul-2014)

On this week’s edition of ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights” middleweights Tureano Johnson and Mike Gavronski will clash in the main event airing live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Gary Shaw Productions, ESPN “Friday Night Fights” is heating up when main event fighters Tureano Johnson (14-1, 10 KOs) and Mike Gavronski (14-0-1, 10 KOs) battle in a 10-round middleweight showdown for the Continental Americas USNBC Title. Also, in the 10-round co-feature, lightweights, Art Hovhannisyan (17-1-2, 9 KOs) and Jonathan Maicelo (20-1, 12 KOs) will go to war for WBC International Silver Title. The ESPN “Friday Night Fights” telecast begins this Friday July 11 at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA.

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