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Monthly Archives: January 2012

UNDEFEATED FEATHERWEIGHT JERRY “THE CORPUS CHRISTI KID” BELMONTES NOW A PROMOTIONAL FREE AGENT

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (JANUARY 31, 2012)–15-0(5KO’s) Featherweight Jerry Belmontes is now a promotional Free Agent. Belmontes, of Corpus Christie, Texas, gained his freedom from Marines Promotions after an ugly one -year year dispute between promoter Julio Marines and manager Adrian Clark which left Jerry out of the ring for nine months. Clark and Belmontes both are overjoyed with the release ... Read More »

Andre Ward wins Fighter of the Year Award

Dan Rafael of espn.com has confirmed that WBA/WBC Super Middleweight champion ANdre ward has been named the 2011 Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) “I want to thank God for giving me the strength to put in the work year after year to get to this point. I also want to thank my manager, ... Read More »

Berto injures arm; rematch with Ortiz in Jeopardy

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Former two-time Welterweight champion Andre Berto injured his arm in training today which now puts in doubt his February 11th rematch with former champion Victor Ortiz. “He had to go the hospital to get it checked out and he is hurt. I know the fight is in jeopardy of not happening on that date. ... Read More »

Cory Spinks, B.J. Flores Win in Springfield, Mo.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Five-time world champion Cory Spinks won a unanimous decision over Sechew Powell on Saturday at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo., in an elimination bout to determine the IBF junior middleweight No. 1 ranking, and hometown cruiserweight B.J. Flores moved closer to a world title match by stopping Colombian veteran Hugo Pineda. Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs), a former undisputed ... Read More »

“THE NOTORIOUS” TRAVIS PETERKIN REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION—WATCH HIS FIGHT ON DEMAND ON GFL

CLICK TO ORDER THE FIGHT New York (January 30, 2012) – This past Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, Boxing360’s light heavyweight prospect, “The Notorious” Travis Peterkin (4-0, 3 KOs) remained undefeated, winning a unanimous decision with the scorecards reading 40-36 across the board. After recording three consecutive first round knockouts to start of ... Read More »

Mike Tyson to be inducted in WWE Hall of Fame

According to TMZ.com, former undisputed Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame. Tyson will be inducted during the ceremony at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on March 31. As has become tradition, WrestleMania XXVIII takes place the following day. Iron Mike tells TMZ, “I am honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall ... Read More »

TONY “TNT” GRANO SCORES EXPLOSIVE THIRD ROUND STOPPAGE OVER MINTO—FIGHT CARD NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND ON GFL

CLICK TO ORDER THIS CANT MISS FIGHT CARD NEW YORK (January 30, 2012)—This Past Saturday night at The beautiful Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-1, 15 KO’s) threw his name in the Heavyweight title mix with a thrilling third round stoppage over Brian Minto (35-5) in an NABF Elimination bout. The bout headlined a card that was ... Read More »

Q&A Yoan Pablo Hernandez

IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (25-1, 13 KOs) will face two-time world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (24-3, 12 KOs) in a hotly-anticipated rematch in Frankfurt on Saturday night. Boxing-online.com has caught up with the 27-year-old Cuban. Q: Yoan Pablo, you will be facing Steve Cunningham for the second time on Saturday. Are you upset about giving him a rematch? ... Read More »

Things to do in Alamo City

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SAN ANTONIO – I can see Alamodome from my window. It’s a mile southeast of where I sit, and its southwestern spire is visible between Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Tower of the Americas. Alamodome’s history is interesting in a way that enkindles barbershop dialogues. Indulge me a bit. Before he became the 10th secretary of Housing and Urban ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM VERONA, NEW YORK –WATCH LIVE TONIGHT ON GFL

CLICK TO ORDER THE FIGHT CARD Brian Minto 218 ½ – Tony Grano 222 Eric Fields 202 – Derrick Brown 201 Ryan McKenzie 174 – Richard Starnino 176 ½ Jackie Trivilino 126 ½ – Ela Nunez 176 Travis Peterkin 174 – Steven Tyner 171 Brian Clookey 187 – Ariel Espinal 188 Derrick Evans 170 – Bakari 175 Venue: Turning Stone ... Read More »

Team Cunningham hits Germany

Two-time world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (24-3, 12 KOs) has arrived in Frankfurt, Germany. On February 4, the American veteran will face IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (25-1, 13 KOs) in a hotly-anticipated rematch at the Fraport Arena. Cunningham and his team – Naazim Richardson, Mark Osborn, Khalib Whitmore and Jonathan Adderly – landed on Wednesday. On Friday, they ... Read More »

Provodnikov stops Torres in six

Ruslan Provodnikov scored a sixth round stoppage over David Torres in a scheduled ten round Jr. Welterweight bout in Airway Heights, Washington. It was noticeable early that Provodnikov’s size and strength was going to be a problem for Torres as Provodnikov dropped Torres midway through round one with a perfectly timed right. Provodnikov continued to power forward with a diversity ... Read More »

A Feel Out Round with Middleweight J’leon Love

During a quiet Thursday afternoon workout inside of Las Vegas’ H.I.T. Factory an upbeat young fighter wears an infectious smile as he carries out the final part of his training session. He is rising prospect J’leon Love, a 10-0 middleweight who hails from Dearborn Heights, Michigan and walks with a demeanor that makes it clear, he’s excited to be here, ... Read More »

A Feel Out Round with Middleweight J’leon Love

During a quiet Thursday afternoon workout inside of Las Vegas’ H.I.T. Factory an upbeat young fighter wears an infectious smile as he carries out the final part of his training session. He is rising prospect J’leon Love, a 10-0 middleweight who hails from Dearborn Heights, Michigan and walks with a demeanor that makes it clear, he’s excited to be here, ... Read More »

Ortiz’ big heart needs some maturity to go with it

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Just a year ago, Victor Ortiz was accused of having no heart. Turns out, everybody was wrong. Just the opposite has been revealed in two very different ways about a personable fighter impossible to predict. The only thing we know for sure about Ortiz is that he has too much heart. Within nine months, it propelled Ortiz to a dramatic ... Read More »

Arreola to battle Eric Molina in February 18th

Dan Rafael of espn.com is reporting that former world Heavyweight title challenger Chris Arreola will be in action on February 18th against once-beaten Eric Molina in Corpus Christie, Texas. The bout will be part of a card that will feature Paul Williams battling Nobuhiro Ishida and IBF Light Heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud taking on Gabriel Campillo. “We’ve come to an ... Read More »

Mayweather to appear at February 1st License Hearing

Dan Rafael of espn.com is reporting that pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather must reapply for a Nevada License of February 1st before being able to fight as planned on May 5th in Las Vegas. Mayweather, who is due to report to prison on June 1st will most likely have to answer questions about his pleas before the five member ... Read More »

SM PROMOTIONS PRESENTS “INTERNATIONAL RUMBLE IN CICERO”

Cicero, Illinois (January 26, 2012) – On Friday, February 17, 2012, boxing returns to the Cicero Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, when SM Promotions presents “International Rumble in Cicero”. Former super-middleweight slugger, Sammy Merza (16-1, 12 KOs), now full time boxing promoter, created SM Promotions with the goal of bringing boxing back to the” Windy City” in spectacular fashion. “This is ... Read More »

VICTOR ORTIZ & ANDRE BERTO CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26, 2012) – Former world champions Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto participated in a media conference call to discuss the upcoming rematch of the 2011 Fight of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 11, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Ten months after their ... Read More »

TWO COMPELLING MATCHUPS ADDED TO ORTIZ-BERTO II SHOWTIME TELECAST

LOS ANGELES, January 26 – To round out the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing tripleheader headlined by the highly-anticipated rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto, Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment have announced two more high-impact fights from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, Feb. 11.. In a 10-round junior middleweight showdown before the main event, ... Read More »

ROCKTAGON MMA

Elyria, OH – January 26, 2012 Rocktagon MMA Worldwide will add a stage next to the cage at Elite Series 15 on February 25th in Elyria, Ohio. Following the fights, nationally know band Mushroomhead will bring their high-energy, theatrical performance to the Rocktagon Arena as the Main Act. This event marks the East Coast debut of Rocktagon MMA’s premium Rock ... Read More »

Hopkins – Dawson II to happen April 28 in Atlantic City

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, World Light Heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins will take on Chad Dawson in a rematch of their aborted October 15th bout. The rematch will take place on April 28th in a more appropriate venue at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The first bout ended in a controversial no contest which was originally ruled a stoppage ... Read More »

GRANO – MINTO HEAVYWEIGHT THROWDOWN COMES TO GFL THIS SATURDAY

CLICK TO ORDER THE FIGHT NEW YORK (January 25, 2012)—This Saturday night, two of the most exciting Heavyweights in the east will take part in a twelve round war when Tony Grano takes on former world title challenger Brian Minto. The fight can, which will originate from the Beautiful Turning Stone Resort and Casino and will be streamed LIVE all ... Read More »

mMA/Muay thai Events on GFL COMBAT SPORTS NETWORK

– Friday, January 27, 2012 8:00pm ET featuring Cut Throat MMA Invasion 5 Aurora, La Sierra, Aurora, Illinois. In the main event, for the Cut Throat MMA Middleweight Title, Sam Ferguson (2-1-1) of Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu fights Ryan Kirwan (2-3). Ferguson is coming off a first round TKO victory in his last fight, and shows the evolution of the ... Read More »

THE HYLAND BROTHERS HIGHLIGHT THE DEBUT OF TEAM SNOOKI BOXING THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT RESORTS IN ATLANTIC CITY

New York, NY – January 25, 2012 – This Saturday night history will be made at Resorts in Atlantic City as the debut of Team Snooki Boxing will feature a trio of Irish brothers. The Hyland Brothers comprised of Patrick “Pajo” Hyland (Featherweight, 24-0, 11 KOs, Irish Featherweight Champion, Former I.B.F Intercontinental Featherweight Champion, Intercontinental Super-Featherweight Champion, and WBF World ... Read More »

Pontiac Redux, Part 2

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Pontiac’s Business district wasn’t. Early on a Saturday afternoon nothing was open. I parked the Kia well off the curb of a sidestreet, confident there would be no traffic to impede, and ambled up and down Saginaw and Pike Streets. There were what appeared to be panhandlers, but as they shuffled along, in lieu of risking their bare hands in ... Read More »

GARRETT WILSON RETURNS FEB. 25 AGAINST MARTINEZ AT BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY–FIGHT CARD TO BE LIVE ON GFL.TV

Atlantic City, NJ—USBA cruiserweight champion Garrett Wilson returns to action when he takes on fellow-Philadelphian Pedro Martinez in a scheduled eight-round contest on Saturday evening, Feb. 25, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. First fight is 7.30 pm. Topping the seven-bout card is a scheduled 10-round welterweight contest between undefeated Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, and hard-hitting Allen ... Read More »