Abner Mares dethroned defending WBC Featherweight World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon to win a world title in a third division. Mares (26-0-1, 14 KO’s) knocked down Ponce De Leon (44-5, 35 KO’s) twice en route to a ninth round (2:20) technical knockout victory.
Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz (24-0-1, 14 KO’s) put on a dominating performance in his first fight at 122-pounds, knocking down Alexander Munoz (36-5, 28 KO’s) three times en route to a fifth-round technical knockout win (1:05). The former IBF Bantamweight World Champion picked apart Munoz, a former world title challenger, in a scheduled 10-round bout that was never in doubt.
In the opening bout of the SHOWTIME PPV telecast, J’Leon Love (16-0, 8 KO’s) overcame the bout’s lone knockdown to score a 10-round split decision over the game Gabriel Rosado (21-7, 13 KO’s) by the scores of 97-92, 95-94 and 94-95. Continue reading
Bernardo Osuna talks to Floyd Mayweather Jr. after his controlling performance over Robert Guerrero and asks if a fight with Canelo Alvarez is in his future. Continue reading
Here are the quotes from the Adrien Broner – Paulie Malignaggi press conference:
Broner: “I know everybody is going to say what are you going to say, what is he going to say next. Me and Paulie gave a hell of a show at Danny Garcia’s weigh-in. I wasn’t going to say much, but I got here and decided to think differently. I’m going to give you a hell of a lot. June 22nd, he [Broner] is going to go up in weight, is he going to be strong, is he going to be fast enough to take on the world class, the world champion and heavy puncher, smart Paulie Malignaggi. Paulie is going to come and fight. He always comes to fight. He’s only been beaten by three guys, and those three guys were world champions. This will be his fourth loss, and will be by another world champion. At the end of the day, he is still going to be a world class fighter but he is just getting his ass [beat] by champions. I take this serious but he’s a clown. He’s going to come in with a lot of colors, with big feet and colored hair and I’m going to punch his nose red. Paulie’s nice, he’s a smart boxer; he’s got a hell of a jab. I call him the one-handed bandit. He never throw a right hand before ever. He’s going to throw a lot of jabs, hooks, run around the ring, but on June 22nd he’s going to wish there was a corner he could run to. There’s only four corners. You can’t run around the whole fight. You know with Paulie, once he starts running his shorts start falling off and his [hair] do starts sweating down and his colors start draining down his face mixing with blood making yellow and green colors. You know it’s going to get ugly. I’m serious. I will bring a guest who is one of my closest friends now. She’s Jessica Well, ‘Jess’ as he used to call her, is her ex-girlfriend, but she is my sweetheart now. She told me some things. I don’t know if I should, since it was he-said/she-said. Maybe you [Paulie] should do more push-ups. Maybe God didn’t bless you with power. Long story short, they broke up. Paulie wasn’t hitting it hard enough and now she is with a heavy hitter.” Continue reading
The true “Queen of Boxing,” 14-time world champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm, may be hanging-up her gloves Saturday night but she’s only switching from a ring to a cage as she pursues her very promising mixed-martial-arts career.
(Photo credit: K-MG) In previewing this Saturday’s big fight in Las Vegas, please mention World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (59-3, 51 KOs), of Ukraine, in his 2013 debut, will be making title defense No. 14 in his current seven-year reign as heavyweight kingpin, against undefeated Top-10 contender and cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs), of Italy. “Dr. Steelhammer” will also be going for his landmark 60th professional victory.
The fight will take place this Saturday and will be televised live from SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany to the U.S. exclusively on EPIX, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT. It will also be streamed live on EpixHD.com at the same time, and will include a free two-week trial for fans. Continue reading
Shediac, New Brunswick – On Saturday, May 11, Canadian cruiserweight champion Chris Norrad (11-0-0, 6KO) and undefeated light middleweight Brandon Brewer (6-0-1, 3KO), two of the Canada’s top pugilistic prospects, will show their stuff in Shediac, New Brunswick, as the main attractions for Fightin’ Fisherman Promotions presents “Shediac Fight Fest.’’ Continue reading
Atlanta, Georgia – Adrian Patrick, an Atlanta Attorney and Boxing Promoter, worked to get fights for his boxers, undefeated prospect, Jeffery ‘TNT’ Spencer ( 3-0, 1 KO ) and former world title challenger, Randy “The Gentleman” Griffin ( 25-3, 13 KO’s ) for their upcoming bouts, this Thursday, May 9, in a private event ( The Real Estate Council Foundation ) at The Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) by Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell: On Saturday May 4, 2013, Showtime PPV presents the return of Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. as he takes on Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero for the WBC welterweight and RING welterweight title. This will be Mayweather’s first fight on Showtime pay-per view.
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Age: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 36, Robert Guerrero 30
Current Status: Floyd Mayweather – WBA and RING Champion,
Robert Guerrero – WBA Interim Champion Continue reading
He was snapped up by top promoters Fight Factory, won his debut, then disappeared.
Eight years on, Balmer is back in the gym and preparing to box at Hove Town Hall on Saturday, June 22.
Balmer was introduced to promoter Kaz Evans at a big show in Crawley in February and the 31 year-old laughed: “Kaz has talked me into getting off the couch and back in the ring !” Continue reading
(Photo credit: PR Best Boxing Promotions) TOA BAJA, PUERTO RICO- A confident Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight #1 ranked, made today his last training in Puerto Rico before his travel to Glasgow for his world title bout against the champion Ricky Burns on May 11, at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, in a Matchroom Boxing presentation.
Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KOs), who is also the WBO Latino champion worked today for the Puerto Rican media and showed his good condition to challenge Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) in his homeland. Continue reading