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Mosley and Mora fight to controversial draw

In front of the many boxing aficionados in the house such as former greats such as Pepino Cuevas and Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley and Sergio Mora fought to a highly debatable draw in the main event at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sergio Mora (22-1-1, 6KO’s) made his way to the ring first to a huge applause. Followed ... Read More »

Rios scores stoppage victory in Los Angeles

Another night at the Nokia Center downtown Los Angeles brings us another installment of Golden Boy’s Fight Night Club! With the music blaring and the crowd hyped up, the card was packed with 8 fights including 2 amateur bouts. The first bout was a junior welter fight featuring Devo Donaldson of Hollywood and Osman Rivera of Pasadena. The action was ... Read More »

Russell stops former world champion Pastrana in one

In the main event at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, 2008 Olympian Gary Russel Jr, undefeated at 10-0, met former two-time world champion Mauricio Pastrana, 35-14-2. Russell made quick mincemeat of Pastrana when he got him in the corner and landed a furious combination to the head and body that ended the bout at 1:46 in the first round. The ... Read More »

Hopkins gets even as he decisions Jones in Foul Fest rematch

It took seventeen years for the rematch but when it finally occurred, Bernard Hopkins won a twelve round unanimous decision over Roy Jones Jr. in a strange at times Light Heavyweight bout at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. After walking out accompanied by his oown vocalist singing a boxing-themed version or I Did It My Way, Bernard Hopkins was ... 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 »

VIDEO: MAYWEATHER – MOSLEY LA PRESS CONFERENCE

What a scene it was, downtown Los Angeles across from Staples Center, where two of the best fighters of the last decade met to have it out in a war or words. Welterweight champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, a native of the Pomona, CA, about 30 miles outside of Los Angeles, received much love and support from the crowd. The hometown ... Read More »

Hopkins – Jones II LA Press Conference report

It has been 17 years in the making, but the feeling and the fire still burns deep…at least in the heart of The Executioner, Bernard Hopkins. When Hopkins met Roy Jones Jr back in 1993, and 15 pounds lighter, for the middleweight title, this was the match that would catapult the winners career into the prominent position that is seeked ... Read More »

Vazquez returns to stop Priolo in nine

Boxing returned to downtown Los Angeles, California at the Nokia Center as Golden Boy Promotions brought us the return of Izzy Vazquez after a 19 month lay off due to eye surgery. In our main event, Israel Vazquez (43-4, 32KO’s) took on the experienced and always game Angel Priolo (30-7, 20KO’s). The first round was a close one, both guys ... Read More »

PACQUIAO/COTTO LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE REPORT

From the beautiful Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California, two of the top fighters in the world met to promote their upcoming bout on November 14th, at the MGM Grand in Sin City. What looked more like a black tie affair than a boxing press conference; it was a very classy situation where everyone was dressed to the tee. ... Read More »

Fight Night Club Results

Golden Boy Promotions Fight Night Club returned to downtown Los Angeles for another installment of boxing matches. The series, which is aired live on Versus, is ever so popular in the Southern California area as the crowds are packed and enthusiastic about the matches. In the first bout of the night, Juan Heraldez met Luis Tapia in a four round, ... Read More »

Donaire wins Super Flyweight crown with decision over Concepcion

In our main event, Rafael Concepcion of Panama faces the number one ranked Super Flyweight in the world, Nonito Donaire from the Philippines for the WBA Interim Super Flyweight Title. Concepcion failed to make weight therefore was ineligible to win the belt. It didn’t take long for the feeling out process to pass. After about the first minute of the ... Read More »

Klitschko/Arreola Press Conference

Live heavyweight boxing returns to the City Of Angels next month, September 26th, as WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko defends his title against challenger Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola. In the buildup to the fight, the two boxers and their respective camps met today at Staples Center, the sight of the soon-to-be brawl, in downtown Los Angeles. Vitali (37-2, ... Read More »

WILSON SHOCKS HUERTA IN ONE!

In the main event Charles Huerta (11-1, 6KO’s) met Derrick Wilson (5-0-1, 2KO’s) in a 6 round featherweight bout at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. In a stunning upset Wilson landed a huge left hook that dropped Huerta in the first minute of the first round, giving Huerta his first loss. The first bout of the night was a 4 ... Read More »

Antillion takes care of Harris

In the main event, lightweights Tyrone Harris (23-5, 15KO’s) met undefeated Urbano Antillon (26-0, 19KO’s) in a ten round bout. The fight was even through the first three rounds but momentum was swaying in Antillon’s favor. Antillon seemed to land more and more flush shots and get through Harris’ shoddy defense. Come the fifth round, due to perhaps an accumulation ... Read More »

VIDEO: MANNY PACQUIAO

The Pound For Pound king talks about his May 2 showdown with Ricky Hatton..This video is taken from the March 30 media event in Hollywood, California Read More »

VIDEO: FREDDIE ROACH

Freddie Roach talks about the upcoming showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton at the Hollywood press event Read More »

Chambers takes majorirty decision from Peter

In the main event of a card that took place at The Nokia Theater in Los Angeles it featured two guys seemingly on two different paths. “The Nigerian Nightmare”, Samuel Peter (30-2, 23KO’s) is in a must win situation due to lack luster showings in recent previous fights. Up and comer, “Fast” Eddie Chambers (33-1, 18KO’s), facing his biggest challenge ... Read More »

VIDEO: EDWIN VALERO OPEN WORKOUT

Edwin Valero works out in anticipation of his April 4 Lightweight title shot against Antonio Pitaula Watch Edwin Valero Sparring in Sports  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com Student Loans: Slashing Origination Fees Keeps Banks Competitive: Seeking a ‘total relationship’ with students. Banking Wire October 13, 2005 | Brenner, Robert Many banks are starting to cover students’ origination fees for ... Read More »

VIDEO: JULIO DIAZ

Former IBF Lightweight champion, Julio “Kidd” Diaz talks about his crossroads fight with Joel Casamayor that takes place on April 4 Read More »

VIDEO: SAMUEL PETER

Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter talks about his March 27 showdown with Eddie Chambers Read More »