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Top Rank fighters Julio Cesar Chavez, Joshua Clottey score knockout wins

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by Leo Reyes

Top Rank Promotions fighters Julio Cesar Chavez and Joshua Clottey scored big wins over their respective opponents in a weekend boxing event held at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas Saturday evening.

Unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez who was the main attraction in the weekend boxing event organized by Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions, scored a TKO in round five to retain his WBC middleweight title by beating Peter Manfredo, Jr. of Providence, Rhode Island.

Chavez was ahead on points from first to fourth round and on round five, Chavez came in strong with a power shot followed by a flurry of punches that sent Manfredo reeling down the ropes, prompting the referee to stop the fight.

It was Chavez’s first successful defense of his middleweight title.

Chavez (42-0-1, 31 KOs) is the oldest son of legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr., who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame last June 11.

The young WBC middleweight champion is being trained by Manny Pacquiao’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach while noted strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza is handling his physical conditioning.

Chavez’s opponent, Peter Manfredo (37-8-0, 20 KOs) is a former IBO middleweight champion and a former world kickboxing champion, who holds a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

The Rhode Island slugger is on a six-fight winning streak since he lost to Sakio Bika in 2008 in Providence, Rhode Island.

In the main supporting event, former Pacquiao foe Joshua Clottey of Ghana surprised everyone with his second round knockout win over Calvin Green.

Clottey, who lost to Pacquiao via a unanimous decision last year, has not seen action for about eight months and his impressive win over Green could propel his boxing career to future lucrative fights like the ones he had with Miguel Cotto and Pacquiao.

HOW FAR SHOULD LOYALTY GO?

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By Ed de la Vega, DDS

PhilBoxing.com

 

Wildcard Gym, Hollywood, CA:- Over the years that Manny Pacquiao has been fighting in the USA, one person that was there with him from the beginning to the present is his chubby boyhood friend Buboy Fernandez. Continue reading “HOW FAR SHOULD LOYALTY GO?” »

Pacquiao by KO in 6 – Roach

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By Jun Medina

The Manila Times

 

The first two fights between Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez were close, but their November 12 showdown will not go beyond six rounds, according to Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach. Continue reading “Pacquiao by KO in 6 – Roach” »

Pacquiao runaway favorite vs Marquez

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By Joaquin Henson

The Philippine Star

 

The betting line for the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight in Las Vegas on Nov. 12 opened at 8-to-1 with the defending WBO welterweight champion the runaway favorite. Pacquiao was installed a -800 favorite and Marquez, a +500 underdog, meaning for every $800 wager on the Filipino, the dividend is only $100 and for every $100 bet on the Mexican, the return is $500. Continue reading “Pacquiao runaway favorite vs Marquez” »

LEM’S LATEST: REYES HONORS FATHER; STEWARD TRAINS GAMBOA

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By Lem Satterfield

RingTV.com

 

Some interesting personal and side stories will be involved Friday night at Bally’s Event Center in Atlantic City, N.J., when super middleweight Brandon Gonzales of Sacramento takes on Ghana native Ossie Duran of Paterson, N.J., and unbeaten former 2008 Olympian Javier Molina of Norwalk, Calif., clashes with welterweight rival Artemio Reyes of Colton, Calif. Continue reading “LEM’S LATEST: REYES HONORS FATHER; STEWARD TRAINS GAMBOA” »

What’s Gone Wrong With Big-Time Boxing In 2011 And Ways To Fix It, Part II

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By Tim Stark

The Queensbury Rules

 

Too often, segments of boxing fandom and boxing journalism force things into binary categories: “HBO needs to feature exciting fights, not important ones.” “HBO needs to focus on fights, not fighters.” Continue reading “What’s Gone Wrong With Big-Time Boxing In 2011 And Ways To Fix It, Part II” »

Bob Arum doesn’t see megafight

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By Arash Markazi

ESPN

 

Don’t hold your breath for that Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather megafight. As far as Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is concerned it’s never happening. Continue reading “Bob Arum doesn’t see megafight” »

Mayweather found not guilty of harassment

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AFP

 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Undefeated US boxing star Floyd Mayweather was found not guilty of misdemeanour harassment charges on Wednesday in connection with comments to two security guards outside his home last year. Continue reading “Mayweather found not guilty of harassment” »

Mathis coming from France to KO Holm

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French knockout artist Anne Sophie Mathis (25-1, 21 KOs) plans to make a major statement December 2, fighting outside of Europe for the first time, against American favorite Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (30-1-3, 9 KOs) for the right to claim the No. 1 pound-for-pound position in women’s boxing. Continue reading “Mathis coming from France to KO Holm” »

NAAZIM RICHARDSON: “CHAD HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO MAKE SOMEBODY AFRAID OF HIM”

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By Percy Crawford

FightHype.com

 

“Dawson feels as though the outcome was better than they anticipated, so more than likely, they not gonna get back in front of Bernard. They gonna roll out and try to hold bragging rights on what they think was success for them. I was reading some of the stuff that Scully and different guys were saying.” Continue reading “NAAZIM RICHARDSON: “CHAD HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO MAKE SOMEBODY AFRAID OF HIM”” »

Mayweather due for trial in Vegas harassment case

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AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is due for trial on misdemeanor charges accusing him of threatening two homeowner association security guards in October 2010 outside his Las Vegas home. Continue reading “Mayweather due for trial in Vegas harassment case” »

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Finds His Identity

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By Jake Donovan

Boxingscene.com

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was a shy, inexperienced 17-year old fighter the last time he played to a live crowd in the city of Houston. His third and fourth wins came in this boxing-rich city, but at a time when he was still learning on the job and widely viewed as a ticket-selling sideshow. Continue reading “Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Finds His Identity” »

Bradley needs to become popular before fighting Pacquiao

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MicroSport.net

 

World Boxing Organization welterweight champion MannyPacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KO’s) is preparing his bout against Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-2, 39 KO’s). And while he is seriously training, hall of fame coach Freddie Roach says something about WBO light welterweight champion TimothyBradley (27-0, 11 KO’s) wjo wants to fight the eight division champion next year. Continue reading “Bradley needs to become popular before fighting Pacquiao” »

Canelo Alvarez Involved in Street Fight with 108 lb. Champ, Solis.

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By Paul Magno

The Boxing Tribune

 

Earlier yesterday in Guadalajara, WBC junior middleweight champ, Saul Alvarez and 108 lb. titlist, Ulises Solis were involved in an altercation that left the smaller fighter with a broken jaw and a cracked tooth. Continue reading “Canelo Alvarez Involved in Street Fight with 108 lb. Champ, Solis.” »

Public service a ‘lifetime quest’ for Pacquiao

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abs-cbnNEWS.com

 

MANILA, Philippines - Sarangani representative and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao says that while boxing has always been his passion, public service is his “calling” and is a “lifetime quest.” Continue reading “Public service a ‘lifetime quest’ for Pacquiao” »

Boxing: Pacquiao to drop Marquez

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ESPNSTAR.com

 

Manny Pacquiao is eager to end his rivalry with Juan Manuel Marquez in resounding fashion as the duo prepare for their third fight next month. Continue reading “Boxing: Pacquiao to drop Marquez” »

Idec: Boxing’s awful run due for a turnaround

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By Keith Idec

NorthJersey.com

 

There was absolutely nothing memorable about the Nonito Donaire-Omar Narvaez bantamweight title fight Saturday night in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading “Idec: Boxing’s awful run due for a turnaround” »

Philippines, Mexico developing boxing rivalry

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By Juan Manuel Marquez/Courtesy HBO Sports

Yahoo Sports

I don’t believe there is a big boxing rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines just yet. Our countries are coming along with some good fighters at different weight classes and with some many good boxers from both countries it could turn out into a big rivalry in the near future. Continue reading “Philippines, Mexico developing boxing rivalry” »

Brandon Rios not feeling 24/7 Pacquiao-Marquez, says there were no ‘fun times’

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By Chris Robinson

Examiner.com

 

Over the weekend, hardworking reporter Elie Seckbach was on hand at the LAX airport in Los Angeles to bid farewell to trainer Robert Garcia and fighters Brandon Rios and Javier ‘Pelos’ Garcia. The trio would end up making their way to Mexico City, Mexico, where they are currently in camp with former champion Antonio Margarito as he prepares for his December 3rd rematch with WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Continue reading “Brandon Rios not feeling 24/7 Pacquiao-Marquez, says there were no ‘fun times’” »

FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR: “MARQUEZ WON’T WIN…THEY KNOW FLOYD IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN BEAT PACQUIAO”

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By Percy Crawford

FightHype.com

 

“Anyone who believes Freddie Roach is crazy. How can anybody even believe what he says anymore, man? I tell Freddie Roach what, let your fighter take the test and we will see what happens. Freddie Roach knows that Lil Floyd is the only fighter that can beat Pacquiao, man. Come on, man. That Ortiz fight wasn’t even a fight, man. Let me tell you something, how the hell did Lil Floyd look slow when he hit Ortiz with anything he wanted to hit him with. Continue reading “FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR: “MARQUEZ WON’T WIN…THEY KNOW FLOYD IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN BEAT PACQUIAO”” »

Wolak: Donaire Could Have Opened Him Up With the Body

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By Ryan Burton

Boxingscene.com

 

BoxingScene recently caught up with Pawel Wolak who was in New York this past weekend to officially announce his junior middleweight rematch with Delvin Rodriguez that takes place on December 3rd on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto versus Antonio Margarito pay-per-view event.

Wolak was also in attendance for Nonito Donaire’s shut out victory over Omar Narvaez that took place at Madison Square Garden. After feeling Donaire’s power early, the Argentine went into survival much to the dismay of the crowd who frequently booed the fight. Wolak feels that if Donaire went to the body more frequently that he may have been able to open Narvaez for a big punch later in the fight.

“I thought there were some opportunities for Nonito to go to the body with a couple of his devastating left hooks. That could have opened up Navarez up top for his knockout punch,” stated Wolak.

When asked about the booing and the chants of “This is bullsh*t” by the New York fight fans, Wolak said, “Like I tweeted, if I didn’t fight my style I would never fight here in NYC. They demand excitement or they get very upset.”

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What’s Gone Wrong With Big-Time Boxing In 2011 And Ways To Fix It, Part I

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By Tim Starks

The Queensbury Rules

 

Go ahead, boxing fan: Try to find a Saturday night HBO or Showtime main event since July outside of Andre Berto-Jan Zaveck that fully satisfied you. We already know you can’t find any main events on big-time pay-per-views that have done the trick. Continue reading “What’s Gone Wrong With Big-Time Boxing In 2011 And Ways To Fix It, Part I” »

IBF champ Lucian Bute to face most experienced opponent in cagey Glen Johnson

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By: Bill Beacon,

The Canadian Press

 

MONTREAL - Lucian Bute will be looking to add a big name to his list of victims when he defends his International Boxing Federation title against a ring veteran known as the Road Warrior. Continue reading “IBF champ Lucian Bute to face most experienced opponent in cagey Glen Johnson” »

Fighter Ian Bailey goes for Prize!

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Since turning pro three years ago 27 year old Bailey has earned a reputation of willingness to fight anyone, no matter how short the notice, and as such has fought some of the divisions biggest names, such as British and Commonwealth Champ Lee Selby, Scottish Area Champ Kris Matthew Hughes, English Champ Ryan Walsh, Commonwealth Champ Carl Frampton, Kid Galahad and Michael Walsh. Continue reading “Fighter Ian Bailey goes for Prize!” »

No mercy, Pacquiao’s battle cry

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By Beth Celis

Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

Fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying that he is eagerly looking forward to his third fight with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas on November 12. Continue reading “No mercy, Pacquiao’s battle cry” »

Pacquiao takes it personally in 3rd Marquez fight

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By Greg Beacham,

Associated Press

 

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao never takes his fights personally. The pound-for-pound king’s opponents are usually quite respectful, and the easygoing Pacquiao always ignores any stray insults. Continue reading “Pacquiao takes it personally in 3rd Marquez fight” »

HBO Not Concerned About PPV Figures for Pacquiao vs Marquez, Cotto vs Margarito

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Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito headline a great night of fights on December 3, but will the show sell? (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

by Scott Christ

Badlefthook.com

HBO’s Mark Taffet tells Mitch Abramson that he’s not worried about pay-per-view sales for the company’s two upcoming big boxing events on November 12 (Pacquiao vs Marquez III) and December 3 Continue reading “HBO Not Concerned About PPV Figures for Pacquiao vs Marquez, Cotto vs Margarito” »

Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather: Reasons This Has to Happen

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By Brin-Jonathan Butler

BleacherReport.com

 

Last Saturday I took the train down to MSG to cover Nonito Donaire’s fight.

Over the course of the four hours or so leading up to Donaire’s entrance, there might have been seven fights on the card that night, but nothing came close to generating the excitement of a look-a-like Manny Pacquiao dressed in a pink dress shirt and shades strolling down the stairs. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather: Reasons This Has to Happen” »

HOMETOWN HERO ADRIEN BRONER LOOKS TO CAPTURE HIS FIRST WORLD TITLE

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Cincinnati, Ohio (October 25) - Boxing fans will be giving thanks for an explosive night of boxing on Thanksgiving weekend this year when Adrien “The Problem” Broner battles Argentina’s Vicente Rodriguez for the vacant WBO Junior Lightweight World Title on Saturday, November 26 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Continue reading “HOMETOWN HERO ADRIEN BRONER LOOKS TO CAPTURE HIS FIRST WORLD TITLE” »

Molina: Why is Cintron Fighting Alvarez? I Beat Cintron!

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Carlos Molina tries to stay calm when he reads that former world champion Kermit “The Killer” Cintron will be challenging Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his WBC super welterweight championship on November 26 in Mexico and live on HBO. Continue reading “Molina: Why is Cintron Fighting Alvarez? I Beat Cintron!” »

Trout to Defend Title against Frank LoPorto on Showbox!

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NEW YORK (Oct. 25, 2011) - Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout will defend against Frank LoPorto on Friday, Nov. 11, in the main event of a ShoBox: Continue reading “Trout to Defend Title against Frank LoPorto on Showbox!” »

Mormeck vows to land telling blow vs. Klitschko

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AP

 

PARIS — Jean-Marc Mormeck has a simple plan for achieving his dream of becoming France’s first heavyweight champion: smash Wladimir Klitschko’s face. Continue reading “Mormeck vows to land telling blow vs. Klitschko” »

Australian Katsidis expecting tough test from Britain’s finest Burns

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Return: Michael Katsidis (left) will face his third British fighter in Ricky Burns

By SPORTSMAIL REPORTER

Daily Mail

 

Michael Katsidis has labelled Ricky Burns the most dangerous British opponent he could face as he looks for his third success in London. Continue reading “Australian Katsidis expecting tough test from Britain’s finest Burns” »

Hopkins Still Officially TKO’ed (For Now) Despite WBC Ruling

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by: Rich Thomas

ProBoxing-fans.com

 

Most boxing fans breathed a sight of relief when the WBC announced they were overturning the referee’s verdict in the Hopkins vs. Dawson light heavyweight championship bout, substituting a Technical Draw for a TKO of Hopkins Continue reading “Hopkins Still Officially TKO’ed (For Now) Despite WBC Ruling” »

No mercy, Pacquiao’s battle cry

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By Beth Celis

Inquirer Sports

 

Fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying that he is eagerly looking forward to his third fight with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas on November 12.

Continue reading “No mercy, Pacquiao’s battle cry” »

JEFF MAYWEATHER: “CELESTINO HAS A GREAT LEGACY…CELESTINO NEEDS NAMES”

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By Percy Crawford

Fighthype.com

 

“Celestino has a great legacy. He is a 5-time world champion. He has nothing to be ashamed of at all and he can’t make Gamboa and Juan Ma fight him. I mean, they have some young guys coming up, like Russell and Broner, that he can fight. Continue reading “JEFF MAYWEATHER: “CELESTINO HAS A GREAT LEGACY…CELESTINO NEEDS NAMES”” »

Marquez: There Won’t Be Doubts When I Beat Pacquiao

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By Miguel Rivera

Boxingscene.com

 

Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5, 39KOs) has promised to erase any doubts on November 12th ay the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when he faces WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (53-3, 38KOs) for a third time. Marquez continues to train hard at the historic Romanza gym in Mexico. Continue reading “Marquez: There Won’t Be Doubts When I Beat Pacquiao” »

Manny Pacquiao Shows Compassion for Jorge Linares

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Larry Brown

Larrybrownsports.com

 

Manny Pacquiao is an international sports icon for more reasons than his boxing talent. His generosity, friendliness, and outgoing personality endears him to fans. Most people can tell that he has a good heart. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao Shows Compassion for Jorge Linares” »

Japan’s Yaegashi steals WBA minimum title from Porpramook

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AFP

TOKYO — Japan’s Akira Yaegashi dethroned Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand as World Boxing Association minimumweight champion by technical knockout in a fiercely fought title match in Tokyo on Monday.

Finnish referee Erkki Meronen stopped the fight in the tenth round of a scheduled 12-rounder after Yaegashi, the fourth-ranked WBA contender, pinned the champion on the ropes with a barrage of blows from both hands.

It was 28-year-old Yaegashi’s second crack at a world title and his victory improved his professional record to 15 wins, eight of them inside the distance, and two losses.

For Pornsawan, 33, it was the fourth defeat against 23 wins, 16 of them by knockout, and one draw. It was his first defence of the title he wrested from Indonesian Muhammad Rachman by a narrow points decision in Jakarta in July.

There were no knockdowns until the referee’s decision. But the two right-handers slugged it out all the way for the title — the WBA’s lightest division with a weight limit of 47.6kg (105 lbs).

“The champion was really tough and I was quite scared until the fight was over,” said Yaegashi, his face as bruised and swollen as Pornsawan’s.

“I got hit by a huge counter when I was attacking in the second half and I almost fell down. I thought for a moment that it was over but it was good that I didn’t give up,” the Japanese said.

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Is Floyd losing his PPV touch?

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By John F. McKenna

BoxingNews24.com

 

World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KO’s) despite what many boxing fans may think about him has always been able to fall back on his huge drawing power. Continue reading “Is Floyd losing his PPV touch?” »

Talkin’ Boxing with Mike Jones

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By Scoop Malinowski

Boxinginsider.com

 

Philadelphia welterweight Mike “Machine Gun” Jones will become the IBF #1 mandatory challenger to champ Andre Berto if he can take care of business with Sebastien Lujan on the Margarito-Cotto undercard on December 3 in New York. The soft-spoken and humble 28-year-old, who stands at 5-ft, 11-in, is an old school boxer/puncher. Continue reading “Talkin’ Boxing with Mike Jones” »

No Doubt, Trout is Coming Home

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Austin Trout
On November 11, Greg Cohen Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Zeferino Promotions, will proudly present the homecoming of undefeated WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout.
 
Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) will defend his belt against Australia’s WBA #14 contender Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KOs) at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas. The bout will also be Trout’s first premium cable television appearance, as it will be broadcast live on Showtime network’s SHOBOX: The New Generation.
 
Trout’s promoter, Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, says local boxing fans should be at Cohen Stadium on fight night, and boxing fans across the country should be watching on Showtime.
 
“We are thrilled to be working with GSP on this event and November 11 will be a great night. The people in the El Paso area can see their hometown boy made good and the world can finally get a look at the true superstar of the junior middleweight division. Austin has waited a long time to get his USA premium cable debut and he fully intends in making the most of this opportunity in front of the US boxing public and the executives at Showtime.”
 
 26-year-old southpaw Trout won his title in Mexico last February by unanimous decision over Rigoberto Alvarez, brother of WBC Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and successfully defended it in June, again in Mexico, via 12-round decision over the formidable David “Destroyer” Lopez.
 

 He was born in El Paso and resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico, about 40 miles away.

 
“We’re expecting a packed house that night,” continued Cohen. “Austin enjoys celebrity status in his hometown and the people of the community will rally behind him in big numbers. Everyone is very excited about Austin finally bringing his championship back to home soil.”
 

The night’s televised co-features will pit Colombian knockout artist Milton Nunez (23-3-1, 21 KOs) against power punching Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight battle that has wild shootout written all over it, as well as the return of Puerto Rican knockout puncher Jonathan “Mantequiilla” Gonzalez (14-0, 13 KOs) to face Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”s “King” Gabriel Rosado (18-5, 10 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight showdown.

 


Pacman in Concepcion’s Corner!

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Bernabe Concepcion was once considered one of the top boxing prospects in the Philippines but after losing three of his last four fights he needs to get back in the winning track and will try to do so this Thursday night when he takes on Aaron Garcia of San Diego in the main event of “Pinoy Invasion” a professional boxing card presented by MP Promotions and Top Rank at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, California.

Continue reading “Pacman in Concepcion’s Corner!” »

Juan Manuel Marquez Scheduled To Meet With Specialists

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By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com

Boxingscene.com

 

Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5, 39KOs) is taking a different training road for the first time in his career. The former three division champion is scheduled to meet with specialists who are going to evaluate his weight, physical condition and advise him if any changes are needed in his training camp.

Continue reading “Juan Manuel Marquez Scheduled To Meet With Specialists” »

Roach says Floyd trilogy a possibility

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By Joaquin Henson

The Philippine Star

 

MANILA, Philippines - WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao concludes the second trilogy in his career when he takes on Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 12 but his trainer Freddie Roach said recently before he hangs up his gloves, Continue reading “Roach says Floyd trilogy a possibility” »

Warriors Congratulates O’Connor and Jack

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Warriors Boxing President Leon Margules wishes to congratulate two of his most promising prospects for their impressive victories over the weekend at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Continue reading “Warriors Congratulates O’Connor and Jack” »

MANNY PACQUIAO: “IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG DIFFERENCE COMPARED TO THE LAST TWO FIGHTS”

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By Ben Thompson

FightHype.com

 

“It’s really important, but, you know, like I said, nothing personal. I’m going to do my job in the ring and make sure that I’m going to win the fight, and I will pray to God that nobody gets hurt and the fight will be successful…I don’t think it’s the same fight, you know. It’s going to be a big difference compared to the last two fights that we had. Continue reading “MANNY PACQUIAO: “IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG DIFFERENCE COMPARED TO THE LAST TWO FIGHTS”” »

OBSERVE AND FIGHT: MARQUEZ IS MAKING ME BELIEVE HE CAN COMPETE WITH PACQUIAO

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By David Kassel

FightHype.com

 

It’s Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer’s compilation of observations and random thoughts from the week that was in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed out on, including episode one of 24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez, Continue reading “OBSERVE AND FIGHT: MARQUEZ IS MAKING ME BELIEVE HE CAN COMPETE WITH PACQUIAO” »

WEEKEND REVIEW: DON’T BLAME IT ON DONAIRE

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by Michael Rosenthal

RingTV.com

 

BIGGEST WINNER

Nonito Donaire: The Filipino-American’s disappointment after his shutout victory over Omar Narvaez on Saturday in New York City said a lot about him. Donaire isn’t satisfied merely to win; he wants to win in spectacular fashion on the biggest stage. That he wasn’t able to do so this time shouldn’t be held against him. Continue reading “WEEKEND REVIEW: DON’T BLAME IT ON DONAIRE” »

“Fighting Words” – Deconstructing Pacquiao-Marquez Ep. 1

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By David Greisman

Boxingscene.com

 

Conflict, though universal and timeless, is not a 24/7 institution. War is punctuated by periodic negotiations. Professional wrestling needs promos to set up, flesh out or add to the storylines. Even “The Jerry Springer Show” prefaces its tussles with bleep-filled conversation. Continue reading ““Fighting Words” – Deconstructing Pacquiao-Marquez Ep. 1” »

I can’t force Floyd to fight me - Pacquiao

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abs-cbnNEWS.com

 

MANILA, Philippines - Pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is satisfied with what he has achieved in the sport of boxing, even if he never gets to fight undefeated WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue reading “I can’t force Floyd to fight me - Pacquiao” »

Glen Johnson Talks Bute, 175 Return, Hopkins-Dawson

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By Chris LaBate

Boxingscene.com

 

Former champion Glen Johnson (51-15-2, 35KOs) is training hard in camp for his scheduled bout with Lucian Bute (29-0, 24KOs), the IBF’s beltholder at super middleweight, which is scheduled for November 5th at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec.  Johnson recently appeared on BoxingScene.com’s official audio show - “The Boxing Lab” - and discussed several topics. Continue reading “Glen Johnson Talks Bute, 175 Return, Hopkins-Dawson” »

Pavlik-Loew future in limbo

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By Joe Scalzo

Vindy.com

 

On Saturday night, Kelly Pavlik’s promoter and co-manager both told ESPN.com that the Youngstown fighter would have a new trainer, and a new training site. Continue reading “Pavlik-Loew future in limbo” »

Gloves are off… but glasses are on for model pro Amir Khan

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The Bolton News

 

AMIR Khan has said that stepping in front of the camera to model for fashion firm Prada was just as nerve-wracking as stepping into the boxing ring. Continue reading “Gloves are off… but glasses are on for model pro Amir Khan” »

Sergio Martinez waiting to face Chavez Jr.-Manfredo Jr. winner

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By Allen Fox

Boxingnews24

 

Sergio Martinez shot down rumors of him fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. recently, saying that it was nothing but a rumor about that fight being made. Instead, Martinez is waiting to fight the winner of the November 19th fight between WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and challenger Peter Manfredo Jr. Continue reading “Sergio Martinez waiting to face Chavez Jr.-Manfredo Jr. winner” »

Fight date set for ‘Arabian Warrior’ Al Dah, Training with Khan!

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Eisa Al Dah’s fight will be the second on the card

By Ashley Hammond

Gulf News

 

Dubai: UAE welterweight boxer Eisa Al Dah, the one and only Arabian Warrior, is scheduled to fight his tenth bout against as yet unconfirmed opposition on December 16 in Tampa, Florida after an invite to the USA International Boxing Championship sanctioned by the International Boxing Council (IBC). Continue reading “Fight date set for ‘Arabian Warrior’ Al Dah, Training with Khan!” »

Povetkin will defend title against Boswell

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By John F. McKenna

Boxingnews24

 

Regular World Boxing Association (WBA) title holder Alexander “The White Lion” Povetkin (22-0, 15 KO’s) will make the 1st defense of his crown against Cedric Boswell (35-1, 26 KO’s) on December 3 at Helinski’s Hartwall Arena. Continue reading “Povetkin will defend title against Boswell” »

Juan Manuel Marquez:” It would have changed everything”

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By Igor Frank

Examiner.com

 

“Did you watch 24/7 last night?” inquired Big Steve during our Sunday morning coffee at Starbucks on Western Avenue:” Did Marquez seem sour about the past two fights? He should be grateful Pacman gave him a generous retirement package; instead, the man seemed bitter. What did you think?” Continue reading “Juan Manuel Marquez:” It would have changed everything”” »

NONITO DONAIRE: “I WAS DEFINITELY FRUSTRATED…NARVAEZ DIDN’T SHOW UP”

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By Jon Reynoso

FightHype.com

 

“I was definitely frustrated. He just tried not to get knocked out. He was like, ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina.’ But, you know, I mean, it was just that, you know, he didn’t come here to fight and that was unfortunate because I have great respect for him, but Narvaez didn’t show up tonight,” Continue reading “NONITO DONAIRE: “I WAS DEFINITELY FRUSTRATED…NARVAEZ DIDN’T SHOW UP”” »

RESULTS FROM TROPICANA ATLANTIC CITY

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (OCTOBER 22, 2011)-Raymond Serrano remained perfect as he scored an exciting ten round unanimous decision over Angel Rios at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

The card was promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and was the first show on Azteca America’s new televised boxing series “Boxeo Azteca”

Serrano boxed very well early as he was very pinpoint with his punches. He was very adept with his right hand and body attack. Rios drew oohs and Ahhs in round four as he winged and connected with two big right hands that Serrano took well.

Rios tried to apply tremendous pressure but time and again Serrano was able to cut off Rios with solid combination’s that kept the Bronx, new York native on the receiving end of his flurries..
Rios took some great shots and the two exchanged furiously down the stretch that brought the boisterous crowd at the Tropicana to their feet.

Serrano (17-0) won by scores of 100-90; 99-91 and 98-92.. Rios is now (9-8).
Popular Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (34-7, 25 KO’s) thrilled his throngs of fans by taking out Journeyman Mike Sheppard just eighty-two seconds into their ten round Heavyweight fight.
Maddalone took out Sheppard with a left to the body that sent Sheppard folding up on the canvas. Sheppard is now 20-13-1.

Jason Escalera (12-0, 11 KO’s) dropped Mickey Scarborough (6-4) three times in round one and finished him off with a ripping right hand in round two to remain undefeated in their scheduled six round Super Middleweight bout. The time of the stoppage was thirty seconds into round two.

Doel Carrasquillo (16-18-1, 14 KO’s) battered Shamone Alvarez (21-5) and scored a fifth round stoppage in a scheduled eight round Welterweight bout.   Carrasquillo dropped Alvarez in rounds one and two with some punishing combinations. Alvarez began to score and move on Carrasquillo in rounds three and four. In round five Carrasquillo ripped a right hook that sent Alvarez down for a third time. Carrasqullio then pounced on Alvarez and ripped off six unanswered blows before referee Lindsay Page stopped the bout at 1:16 of round five.

Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon (29-2, 21 KO’s) took out an overmatched Tyson Cobb (14-3) in round three of their scheduled eight round Heavyweight bout.   Witherspoon dropped Cobb with three times in round two with hard combinations. The third knockdown came from vicious body punch at the end of the round. Witherspoon didn’t waste time as he landed a booming right that sent Cobb plummeting to the canvas as 1:07 of round three.