Late Breaking

Monthly Archives: March 2010

FLORIAN CHOKES OUT GOMI AT ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT

Kenny Florian scored a third round choke out over Japanese import Takanori Gomi at 2:52 of the final round in the main event at Ultimate Fight Night 21 at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina Florian was dominant and softened Gomi as he mounted him with a choke just before going hind Gomi for the rear-naked choke. Florian, 156 ... Read More »

TERRAZAS WARNING FOR RENDALL

VICTOR TERRAZAS and his camp believe they have nothing to fear by facing Rendall Munroe in England. ‘The Viking’ is locked away preparing for his WBC world super-bantamweight title final eliminator against Rendall Munroe on Friday April 23. Mexican star Terrazas, 27, is preparing for the tough 12 rounder in his hometown Guadalajara and will arrive in Britain ten days ... Read More »

DEREK “POOH” ENNIS TO TAKE ON JOSE GONZALEZ WHILE FARAH ENNIS TAKES ON FRANKIE SANTOS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2010)—There have been some slight changes to the two main events that will takes place this Friday night’s big “Spring Fling” boxing event that will take place at the Legendary Blue Horizon. The new main event will still feature USBA Jr. Middleweight champion, Derek “Pooh” Ennis. He will now face Jose Adelaydo Gonzalez of Garden City, Kansas. ... Read More »

Q & A with Keandre Leatherwood

Back in 2005 Keandre Letherwood was a highly touted young fighter who was part of the American team that successfully took part in the Under 17 World Championships. Fast forward five years and Letherwood is looking to end his near year long hiatus from the ring and build on his 5-0(3) record. Here’s what he had to say. Hello Keandre, ... Read More »

JEFFRIES BEATS DEGALE AND FROCH

TONY JEFFRIES got one up on potential rivals James Degale and Carl Froch when he won the Lonsdale Challenge in Nottingham. The challenge involved the three boxers taking part in a variety of exercises against the clock to see who could register the most repetitions. It was held to mark Lonsdale’s 50 year anniversary which has seen the sporting brand ... Read More »

FARAH ENNIS SIGNS WITH FINGERMAN PROMOTIONS

Philadelphia (March 28, 2010)—Mike Fingerman of Fingerman Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated Super Middleweight prospect Farah Ennis to a promotional contract. Ennis of Philadelphia has been perfect as he has amassed a record of 12-0 with six knockouts. The twenty-seven year old Ennis has generated a buzz in the Philadelphia boxing scene since he turned pro ... Read More »

Javontae Starks Forced to Pull out of April 2 Bout, Aims for May Return

Minneapolis, MN- Minnesota’s top junior middleweight prospect and former national champion Javontae Starks(3-0 3 ko’s) suffered the first setback of his career this month when he was forced to pull out of his bout with Bobby Kliewer(10-9 6 ko’s) on April 2. Starks suffered a back injury while training alongside stablemate and former amateur elite Jamal James,who will make his ... Read More »

Serious as can be

Keep Andre Dirrell in your prayers. What happened to him Saturday is graver than a disqualification victory. It’s about Dirrell being struck with a right uppercut on the chin and then reaching for a spot over his left eye. It’s not about a breach of sportsmanship by Arthur Abraham. It’s about Dirrell needing ice eight inches from where Abraham hit ... Read More »

DEREK “POOH” ENNIS TO BATTLE FRANKIE SANTOS TO HEADLINE “SPRING FLING” ON FRIDAY APRIL 2ND AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2010)—Next Friday night, Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Inc will present that annual “Spring Fling” boxing card that will be headlined by USBA Jr. Middleweight champion, Derek “Pooh” Ennis battling Frankie Santos in a ten round non-title bout. The bout was originally to be a title defense for Ennis but after actively seeking every fighter ... Read More »

AUDIO: PETER “KID CHOCOLATE” QUILLIN ON THE SUNDAY SIZZLER

Sunday Sizzler REPLAY: Pete Quillin Interview and Marc Abrams LIVE on air!! – Dirrell Abraham/ Guzman Funeka/ Cayo Maidana Weekend Fight recaps and upcoming fight previews! In addition Florida amateur LBC President Armando Fiallo Live on Air . 15rounds.com’s Johnny Schulz presents: Talking BOXING with JSizzle and New York Dan NYD – A weekly Sunday boxing show covering Boxing from ... Read More »

AUDIO: BRANDON JACOBS

New York Giants running back, Brandon Jacobs talks to Matt Yanofsky about his fledgling manager career in boxing Read More »

Brock Grapples His Way to Win

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OROVILLE, CALIFORNIA — In the mixed martial arts main event of a three sport card, Jesse Brock outwrestled local favorite Chris David before a sellout crowd at the Feather Falls Casino & Lodge in on Saturday night. Boxing and amateur kickboxing rounded out a fun-filled event dubbed “Playboy Fight Night.” What looked to be a competitive main event on paper ... Read More »

Maidana stops Cayo in six from Body Shot

Marcos Maidana retained the WBA “Interim” Super Lightweight title with a sixth round stoppage over previously undefeated Victor Cayo at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The bout was competitive over the first four rounds as each guy accomplished what they set out to do. In Cayo’s case it was to move in and ... Read More »

Dirrell defeats Abraham by bizzare disqualification

Andre Dirrell fought the most polished fight of his career and and even had the most satisfying result but he deserved to win with the flare that he demonstrated over the balance of his eleven beat down of Arthur Abraham as Dirrell was awarded the victory via disqualification as Abraham knocked Dirrell out cold while Dirrell was on the ground ... Read More »

Brown decisions Julaton

Lisa Brown scored a ten round unanimous decision over popular Ana Julaton to claim the WBA Super Bantamweight championship. Brown dominated the action throughout the fight as she landed the more telling blows and cut Julaton in two places around her eyes. Julaton never really got into the fight as Brown basically took every round as she won by scores ... Read More »

WEIGHTS AND FINAL NOTES FOR TONIGHTS TWO BIG BOXING EVENTS ON GFL

NEW YORK (March 27, 2010)—Tonight on the world leader for live combat sports on the Internet, www.gofightlive.tv, there will be two big boxing events that includes the return of a legend as well as a world championship fight. In Mexico, future hall of famer, Erik “El Terrible” Morales returns after a 2 ½ year layoff and moves up to Welterweight ... Read More »

Crossroads Bout Caps Mixed Bag at “Playboy Fight Night” Tonight

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OROVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Three combat sports will be on display tonight at the Feather Falls Casino & Lodge. In the mixed martial arts headliner, veterans Chris David and Jesse Brock square off in an important crossroads bout. Boxing and amateur kickboxing are also featured on the “Playboy Fight Night” card. Fighters weighed-in Friday evening at the casino showroom where they ... Read More »

AUDIO: STEVE “USS” CUNNINGHAM

15rounds’ Matt Yanofsky catches up with former IBF Cruiserweight Steve “USS” Cunningham, who has had a lot going on as of late, even though he has been out of the ring since July 09′. Check out the interview for more! steve-cunningham Read More »

WEIGHTS FOR MORALES-ALFARO PPV–TONIGHT ON GFL

WBC INTERCONTINENTAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS ERIK “El Terrible” MORALES JOSE “Jicaras” ALFARO Former 3-Division World Champion Former WBA Lightweight Champion/WBC #13 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Nagarot, Nicaragua 48-6 (34 KOs) 23-5 (20 KOs) 146.8 lbs. 146.1 lbs. WBA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR CO-FEATURE – 12 ROUNDS HUGO HERNAN “Pigu” GARAY CHRIS “Hard Hittin’” HENRY Former WBA ... Read More »

KENNEDY DEFENDS USBA TITLE AGAINST BERANZA ON MAY 22 AT BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY-TO BE STREAMED ON GFL

Atlantic City, NJ—Undefeated Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, PA, makes the first defense of his United States Boxing Association (USBA) super bantamweight title when he faces Jose Angel Beranza, of San Pedro, CA, in the scheduled 12-round main event on Saturday evening, May 22, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. First fight at 7.30 p.m. This will mark Kennedy’s ... Read More »

Miller Tops McDermott in a Ballroom Brawl!–Classic fight can be seen on GFL

Pound 4 Pound Promotions’ maintenance crew would have been wise to remove ring following the co-feature as Jersey City, NJ’s Danny “Little Mac” McDermott and Brian Miller seemingly fought in a phone booth throughout the eight round main event. Miller came into the bout with a boatload of confidence as did McDermott. Both men were looking to stamp their ticket ... Read More »

Julaton Eyes Third World Title Saturday

This past December, rising Fil-Am star Ana Julaton claimed her second world title in just her eighth professional bout with a comprehensive ten-round decision over veteran Donna Biggers. On Saturday, Julaton will look to make it three-for-three, as she battles world class 122-pounder Lisa Brown for the vacant WBA Super Bantamweight title at the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. ... Read More »

Fighters go Nose-to-Nose at Final Rumble at Rama XI Presser One of the Deepest Cards in Canadian Boxing History Just Days Away—SATURDAY LIVE ON GFL

RAMA, ON (Thursday, March 25, 2010) – With time ticking away prior to Rumble at Rama XI, topped by the rematch between Steve Molitor (30-1, 12 KO’s) and Takalani Ndlovu (30-5, 18 KO’s, IBF #1) for the vacant IBF Junior Featherweight championship, the six main combatants involved went face-to-face Thursday in Toronto for the final press conference. In the main ... Read More »

Mares stops Almanza in Five

From Downtown Los Angeles at LA Live, Golden Boy Promos put together another card in an attempt to bring boxing back to Los Angeles. In the nights main event, the local favorite and upcoming star Abner Mares clashed with Felipe Almanza in a scheduled 10 rounder in the junior featherweight division. The first round was fairly uneventful with Abner giving ... Read More »

Morales-Alfaro PPV Presser Quotes—FIGHT SATURDAY ON GFL

Erik Morales: “I want to thank everyone who has supported us for this fight. I’m ready. I had a lot of preparation and I’m ready to fight again. I think two-and- a-half years of rest were enough. I have a lot of energy and will go back in the ring with a high level.” “I know I have a strong ... Read More »

Marquez – Diaz II almost done for July 10

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, a rematch of the 2009 fight of the year between Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz is almost fonalized for July 10th in Las Vegas in a bout that will be aired on Pay Per View “It’s very close,” Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions said. “We are getting everything signed, but we ... Read More »

Hopkins-Jones rematch is a lesson for Pacquiao and Mayweather

It is fascinating to listen to Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. They might not belong on a pound-for-pound list these days, but word-for-word they could challenge Charles Barkley. In the interview game, Hopkins and Jones are as good as anybody. They provided an insightful double-feature a couple of days ago in a conference call about an April 3 fight. ... Read More »

NEWS AND NOTES FOR THIS WEEKENDS BIG BOXING ACTION ON GFL

NEW YORK (March 25, 2010)—This weekend on www.gofightlive.tv, four big boxing events from all over North America will take place that will feature a world title bout, a future hall of famer and some of the best up and coming talent in the world. On Thursday night in North Bergen, New Jersey, John Lynch’s Pound for Pound Promotions will present ... Read More »

Danny McDermott, Brian Miller Both Make Weight For NABC Lightweight Title Fight Farrell, Valenzuela Fights Nixed–FIGHT CARD TO BE STREAMED ON GFL

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (3-24-10) – Both combatants for Thursday night’s NABC lightweight title fight made weight as Jersey City’s Danny “Little Mac” McDermott tipped the scales at a trim 135 while Brian Miller of Schenectady, NY weighed in at 134.5 pounds. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds and will headline Pound for Pound Promotions’ “March Badness” card at Schuetzen ... Read More »