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Rigondeaux-Poonsawat fight off Donaire-Arce card; UBF

HOUSTON (December 13, 2012) The World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight championship fight between undefeated defending champion GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX and former world champion POONSAWAT KRATINGDAENGGYM has been canceled from this Saturday’s card at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Rigondeaux vs. Kratingdaenggym was scheduled to be televised live on HBO® as the co-main event to the NONITO DONAIRE vs. JORGE ARCE World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title fight. Donaire vs. Arce will go on as scheduled, televised live on HBO, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with the exclusive replay of last week’s Fight of the Year — MANNY PACQUIAO vs. JUAN MANUEL MÁRQUEZ 4. Continue reading

Mike Tyson Interview Transcript

tyson5754434MIKE TYSON: Hey Guys

Is there anything you don’t like to talk about in the show? Something that hurts you to talk about.

MIKE TYSON: You went right to the hurt part, huh? I speak about my daughter towards the end of the show and that’s kind of not a pretty sight.

Did you have to be pushed to talk about everything?

MIKE TYSON: I talk about everything that everyone knows about. They have seen them in the press and they don’t know the underlying factors – I am expressing that.

MIKE TYSON: They know it all so I have to talk about it or they would say, ‘that’s bull’ because they know it. What they don’t know it how i got started and what caused the altercation. They just know about the altercation. I am expressing the underlying story. Continue reading

UK News: Cleverly vs Krasniqi; British Lionhearts; Anthony Fitzgerald

A purse bid will be held for the fight between Light Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly and Robert Krasniqi Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

Anthony Fitzgerald looks to settle ‘Unfinished Business’

Anthony Fitzgerald has called on Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Promotions to allow him the opportunity of setting the record straight with Dungiven slugger Eamonn O Kane on the undercard of the Carl Frampton – Kiko Martinez European title fight at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on February the 9th. Continue reading

Wednesday’s SHOWTIME/CBS Final Press Conference Quotes & Photos

by Esther Lin/SHOWTIME – Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference Wednesday for the unprecedented day-night boxing doubleheader that will take place this Saturday, Dec. 15, live on CBS Television Network (first fight 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT), SHOWTIME EXTREME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) and SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

In the main event on CBS, undefeated IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Los Angeles, will defend his title against unbeaten Alberto Guevara (16-0, 6 KO’s) of San Diego, Calif., while talented 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz, of South El Monte, Calif., will make his pro debut against Vicente Alfaro (5-2, 1 KO), of Northfield, Minn., in the opening bout.

Following the 90-minute broadcast on CBS, its first boxing event since Bernard Hopkins knocked out Glen Johnson in the 11th round on Jan. 20, 1997, there will be a 10-round fight on SHOWTIME EXTREME between undefeated welterweight Shawn “Showtime” Porter (20-0, 14 KO’s), of Cleveland, Ohio, against surging former World Champion Julio Diaz (40-7, 29 KO’s), of Indio, Calif. Continue reading

The Fight Game with Jim Lampley returns Saturday Night on HBO

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns for its fourth edition SATURDAY, DEC. 15 (12:30-1:00 a.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Toyota Center in Houston, exclusively on HBO. A provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing, the latest edition of the show debuts immediately following the “World Championship Boxing” doubleheader headlined by the junior featherweight title showdown between Nonito Donaire and Jorge Arce (live ET/tape-delayed PT) and the replay of Pacquiao-Marquez 4, which begins at 9:30. Four-time Sports Emmy® winner Lampley has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988. Continue reading

Transnational Boxing Rankings December Update!

by Matt McGrain: Another busy month for boxing has seen fewer changes to the Trans Boxing Rankings than November but drama abounded at the top of more than one division, not least lightweight where a new #1 contender was installed. Adrien Broner isn’t to everyone’s taste as a man, but as a fighter he was deemed deserving of the #1 spot after his one-sided domination of former #1 Antonio DeMarco on the 17th of last month.

DeMarco slips to fourth and everyone below him drops a spot with Mercito Gesta’s tenancy of the #10 spot limited to just a month as he makes way for Broner’s sensational entry at #1. With Ricky Burns sticking at #2 the mooted meeting between these two would crown a new Champion at the weight.

Also vacating a #10 spot is Diego Magdaleno at Junior Lightweight, pushed out by a resurgent Yuriorkis Gamboa who is introduced at #7 after his win over Michael Farenas. The other mover below lightweight is Juan Francisco Estrada who debuts at #10 based upon his worthy effort versus Roman Gonzalez.

Above lightweight, the big news was at welterweight and junior –middleweight. At 147lbs. Robert Guerrero overhauls Zaveck, Ortiz and Lopez to gatecrash the top 5 whilst Juan Manuel Marquez batters his way into the #2 spot just as he battered perennial rival Manny Pacquiao to the canvas this past Saturday night. He also replaces Pacquiao as the only fighter that can crown a genuine welterweight Champion in a contest with Floyd Mayweather, although there may be no appetite for that rematch based upon the one-sided drubbing Floyd handed Juan Manuel in their original meeting. Pacquiao drops to #3. Continue reading

News: Dominic Breazeale Back In Action; Danish Prospects In Tough Tests.. Free Worldwide Live Stream!

Just three weeks after his last outing, Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (2-0, 2 KO’s) is returning to the ring this Saturday to continue his quest for a world title. The 2012 U.S. Olympic super heavyweight will be fighting on the undercard of the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Alberto Guevara world title bout at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena which will be broadcast live on CBS. Continue reading

Will Rosinsky talks about the aftermath left by Sandy

On Wednesday, December 19, at the Roseland Ballroom, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will host an exciting 10-bout card as a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims. The card will be the latest installmentof DBE’s Broadway Boxing series and all the proceeds from the show will be donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy. While a number of the local fighters on the card were either directly affected or know someone close to them that was affected by the tragic storm, main event participant Will “Power” Rosinsky (16-2, 9KO’s) witnessed a very up close and personal account of the devastation left by Sandy. Continue reading

Sturm vs. Soliman – Quotes and Photos First Press Conference

It was officially announced today that former three-time middleweight champion Felix Sturm and IBF no. 1 ranked contender Sam Soliman will face each other in an IBF World Title Eliminator on February 2, 2013 at the ISS Dome in Dusseldorf, Germany. The bout will determine the next challenger of the Daniel Geale vs. Anthony Mundine II winner on January 30.

Quotes from the first Press Conference:

Felix Sturm, Three-Time Middleweight Champion: “Sam Soliman is a strong opponent,
there is a reason why is the IBF no. 1 contender. My fight against Daniel Geale is in the past. Naturally, we want the rematch since this would be one of the biggest fights at 160. But right now, I’m completely focused on Sam. I want to prove something to the world and make the next step to my fourth world title. Nothing will go wrong this time. Even a close win wouldn’t be satisfying for me.”

Fritz Sdunek, Trainer Felix Sturm: “I will be with Felix for the complete camp this time. We had some scheduling problems before the Geale but because Vitali Klitschko fought the week after, but now, he is my only focus. Sam Soliman is a strong, a difficult opponent, who builds enormous pressure. Nevertheless, I’m convinced that Felix will beat him on February 2nd. Continue reading

Patrick Nielsen climbs to #4 in WBA ratings

WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen (17-0, 8 KOs) will return to the ring on February 9 when the Nordic Fight Night hits Esbjerg. His opponent for the big boxing show at Blue Water Dokken will be announced shortly. “I look forward to fighting in Esbjerg,” the 21-year-old said. “I am now the number 4 in the new WBA ratings and I intend to climb even higher, so I need another spectacular win. I have big plans for 2013.”
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