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Jose Salgado vs. Devis Perez on Saturday, December 1st

LOS ANGELES, November 30 – The NABF Super Flyweight title will be on the line at the Parque Andres Quintana Roo on Saturday, December 1 when Quintana Roo’s own Jose “Sugar” Salgado defends his title against Colombia’s Devis “El Metrallo” Perez in a bout which will be aired on FOX Deportes in the United States. Continue reading

Flintoff defeats Dawson, fails to impress

By Michael Collins: Making his debut tonight was 6’4″ heavyweight prospect Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff (1-0) who defeated American Richard Dawson (2-1, 1 KO’s) by a sloppy 4 round points decision on Friday night at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, United Kingdom. Referee Richard James Davies scored the fight 39-38 for Flintoff in a close fight. Flintoff, a former English cricketer, didn’t show much in the way of power and he looked awful for the most part. I’m being kind. He looked worse than awful. Flintoff’s form looked wild amateurish to say the least. He also looked a little flabby despite being tall and slender.

In the 2nd round, Flintoff overextended himself after missing a shot and was knocked to the canvas by a straight left hand from Dawson. Instead of looking to finish off Flintoff after he got back to his feet, Dawson failed to throw any punches for the remainder of the round. It was very strange because all Dawson had to do was hit Flintoff one or two more times and he would have been down in out, but he did zero.

In round three and four, a tired Flintoff continued to rush Dawson while throwing wild punches in every direction seemingly without any sense. Many of the shots missed by a mile and Dawson just looked he wanted to survive. He probably could have knocked Flintoff out with one punch if he had the wherewithal to let his hands go, but he mostly just keep stepping back looking to avoid Flintoff’s wild shots. Continue reading

“Old” and New Pacquiao: The Big “If” in Quadrilogy

By Reni M. Valenzuela – Boxing longs for the “old” Pacman. But is there a basis to the longing?

What is especially good about the “old” Pacman that was missed in his recent fights and which causes the fans to yearn and buzz over deflated balloons when Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez is an old rival who “whipped” the career of an iconic boxer in the span of eight years, far less than what he did to the subconscious make-up of the same boxer known as Manny Pacquiao?

Will the longing be gratified? Or, better yet ask: Will the new Pacman fight the right fight with the right mindset next week, much differently from the ways of the “old” strayed one? Will the focused Pacman today allow the streams to go free-flowing for him with electric force abiding naturally in its course to electrocute doubters and put a closure to the controversial, long-running and “stiff” rivalry he has with Dinamita? Continue reading

Boxing promoters file lawsuit against N.J. State Athletic Control Board

New Jersey boxing managers Joe Hand Sr. and Alfred “Doc” Nowicki filed a lawsuit today against the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, its commissioner, Aaron M. Davis, and legal counsel, Nicholas Lembo, in the United States District Court of New Jersey. Hand and Nowicki allege that the state officials violated their due process rights and interfered with private contracts without basis or justification. Continue reading

Weigh-In results: Miguel Cotto 153.6 vs. Austin Trout 154

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING FINAL WEIGHTS (photos by Tom Casino / Showtime):

MIGUEL COTTO: 153. 6 Pounds
AUSTIN TROUT: 154 Pounds

JAYSON VELEZ: 125.8 Pounds
SALVADOR SANCHEZ II: 125.2 Pounds

DANNY JACOBS: 161.2 Pounds
CHRIS FITZPATRICK: 163.6 Pounds

ABOUT “SHOWDOWN: COTTO VS. TROUT ”: “Cotto vs. Trout” is a 12-round battle between Four-Time and Three-Division World Champion Miguel Cotto and undefeated WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Austin Trout taking place on Saturday, December 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Continue reading

Tomasz Adamek Celebrates Birthday at Main Events

TOTOWA, NJ – Photo: Mike Gladysz – Tomasz “Goral” Adamek turns 36 on December 1st. Currently training for his December 22nd re-match against Steve “USS” Cunnigham, the IBF North American Heavyweight Champion and trainer, Roger Bloodworth visited with his promoters, Main Events to celebrate.

As he enjoyed a piece of his birthday cake Adamek shared, “I feel stronger today than I did when I was a light heavyweight because I don’t have to cut weight anymore!” Continue reading

Video: Tyson Fury – Kevin Johnson weigh in

Weigh-In results: Tyson Fury 248 vs. Kevin Johnson 240 l Chris Eubank Jr 163 vs. Bradley Pryce 163 l Phill Fury 156 vs. Joe Hillerby 158 l John O’Donnell 148 vs. Stephen Haughian 148

Two important Heavyweight bouts from the United Kingdom highlight a weekend of Live boxing on WealthTV & www.wealthtv.com

On Friday afternoon, Undefeated former Olympic Silver Medal winner David Price (14-0, KO’s) takes on former world title challenger Matt Skelton (28-6, 23 KO’s) beginning 2:30 pm eastern / 11:30 am Pacific with a replay at 10 pm eastern / 7 pm Pacific

Then on Saturday, the war of words will finally be settled in the ring when America’s Hope to Bring the Heavyweight champion back to the United States, Kevin Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KO’s) takes on undefeated giant Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s) in a WBC Elimination bout.

Johnson – Fury begins at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific. Continue reading

Algeria suffer home defeat versus Azerbaijan (2-3)

Lausanne, Switzerland, 30 November 2012 – In their first ever World Series of Boxing (WSB) home match, the Algeria Desert Hawks experinced a close defeat at the hands of a tough trio of boxers from Azerbaijan Baku Fires. The visitors saw Orzubek Shayimov, Jaba Kositashvili and Vladimir Cheles all prevail at the Salle Hocine-Chaalane to send their team top of Group A. Continue reading

Freddie Flintoff: Pro Debut Tonight

Phil Marshall: At around 10pm UK time tonight a former professional cricketer, Freddie Flintoff, will make his debut as a professional heavyweight boxer on BoxNation. He was a world class cricketer who played a major part in England’s historic test series win in 2005 against big rivals Australia. Now he aims to take his fast reflexes, courage and power into the ring.

In his younger days Freddie was known to his team mates as the Fat Slogger. He was overweight and didn’t really care. Neither did his team managers because Freddie could hit a ball like no other player. Spectators cheered when he walked out to bat. They knew the ball would be visiting all parts of the ground – and the stands – very soon.

But Freddie had to retire in his early thirties with knee and ankle problems. He was left hunting for a fresh physical and mental challenge.

Always a big boxing fan, he was chatting one day to former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan. Mostly out of curiosity, he asked if he could have a session on the pads with McGuigan, just to see what it felt like. Continue reading