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  Pacquiao Whitewashes Algieri Over 12,
Scoring SIX Knockdowns Along The Way
 
Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao (now 57-5-2, 38 KO's) retained the WBO Welterweight Title with a hugely dominant performance over previously unbeaten Chris Algieri. The fight was not even close, pretty much a mismatch, and put shame to anyone who even thought Algieri had a chance. Pacquiao was simply too busy and landed at such a high percentage that Algieri was never in the fight.

Pacquiao would score a knockdown in round two when a punch that landed caused Algieri to jump back and slip in the corner. Round 5 would be Algieri's best round as he started to jab and keep Pacquiao at bay. In round 6, a combination put Algieri on the canvas, then again shortly after with another combination. Algieri would hit the canvas two more times in the 9th from power left hands, and even went down a sixth time in the 10th. Algeri was game to fight on, but there was really no need to keep this one going as final scores of 120-102 and 119-103 twice tell the accurate story. Algeri drops to 20-1 with 8 KO's.

After the fight, Pacquiao made it clear: "I am ready to fight [Floyd Mayweather] next year.

                                                                                                                         

  Shiming Wins Unanimously Over OnesongchaiGym  
Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Zou Shiming (now 6-0, 1 KO) won a 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym. Shiming would take control early and score two brutal knockdown in the 2nd round, but OnesongchaiGym came back with some moments of his own. OnesongchaiGym was deducted a point in the 6th for low blows. OnesongchaiGym would close Shiming's left eye completely and looked on the verge of scoring a knockdown late in the fight, but Shiming stayed on his feet and managed to keep a safe distance. Final scores were 120-103 and 119-106 twice. OnesongchaiGym drops to 27-1-2 with 12 KO's.
                                                                                                                         

  Lomachenko Shuts Out Piriyapinyo With One Hand  
Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Vasyl Lomachenko (now 3-1, 1 KO) retained the WBO World Featherweight Title by putting on a 12-round clinic over Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo. Lomachenko won the first 6 rounds with ease, scoring a knockdown in the 4th after a blistering combination. In the 7th, Lomachenko had hurt his left hand on the head of Piriyapinyo and fought the remainder of the fight predominantly with the right hand. Lomachenko did not lose a single round as all three judges scored the fight identical at 120-107. Piriyapinyo drops to 51-2 with 33 KO's.
                                                                                                                         

  Vargas Unanimous Over DeMarco  
Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Jesse Vargas (now 26-0, 9 KO's) won a 12-round unanimous decision over Antonio DeMarco. The fight had it's ups and downs with both men having their moments. Vargas would suffer a cut on his left cheek in round 2 that never became a factor later on. Vargas would land good combinations in rounds 4 though 8, but DeMarco staggered Vargas late as he looked ready to go. Vargas kept his distance and allowed DeMarco to walk into counters for the final two rounds. Final scores were 116-112 on all three cards. DeMarco drops to 31-4-1 with 23 KO's.
                                                                                                                         

  Quick Results From Ontario, Ca.  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Artemio Reyes KO 7 Christopher Degollado

Jose Roman KO 3 Jose Luis Ramirez Jr.

Carlos Carlson W UD 6 Miguel Tamayo

Erick Ituarte KO 3 Jesus Angulo

Rodney Hernandez W UD 4 Siala Siligia
                                                                                                                         

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Donovan George Wanted To Cancel The Pascal Bout, But Bedard Believes He Will Be In Montreal To Fight
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter and president of InterBox, Jean Bédard, is living one of his most crazy and stressful weeks in long time. Tuesday morning, Bédard confirmed to the media that the fight which was supposed to oppose the Montrealer Romanian Lucian Bute (31-2-0) and the Argentinian Roberto Feliciano Bolonti (35-3-0) December 6th at Bell Centre, was cancelled, because Bute got a back injury in a sparring session held in the Philippines. Click Here For Full Report

                                                                                                                         
  Roach & Lane Teleconference Transcript  
FREDDIE ROACH and TIM LANE, trainers for undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI and Fighter of the Decade Congressman and defending WBO welterweight champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, respectively, hosted an international Media Conference Call on Thursday, from The Venetian Macao. Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), from Huntington, NY on Long Island, has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring. Aspiring, to attend medical school when he concludes his boxing career, Algieri has become sports Horatio Algieri story! All of New York is riveted to its only world champion as he prepares to battle Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, and boxing's only eight-division world champion. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         
  On This Day: Nov 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Javier Jauregui TKO'd Leavander Johnson in the 11th round - Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.
Oscar Larios TKO'd Napapol Kiatisakchokchai in the 10th round - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Houston, Texas:
Francisco Bojado won a 12 round UD over Juan Carlos Rubio - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Title.
Rocky Juarez won a 12 round UD over Hector Velazquez - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Featherweight Title.
Juan Diaz TKO'd Joel Perez in the 6th round - WBC Youth Lightweight Title.
2002, Caguas, Puerto Rico:
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Lee Sandoval - Vacant WBO NABO Minimumweight Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto KO'd Ubaldo Hernandez in the 7th round - Non Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Shannon Briggs won a 12 round MD over George Foreman/
David Tua TKO'd Jeff Lally in the 2nd round/
David Reid TKO'd Dan Connolly in the 5th round.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Jose Fernandez in the 1st round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Alfred Kotey - WBO NABO Featherweight Title.

                                                                                                                         
  Final Weights From Macao, China - HBO PPV  
Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao 143.8 Chris Algieri 143.6*
(WBO Welterweight Championship)
*After only 40 minutes of his allowed 2 hrs time to lose 1/4 lb Chris Algieri took the scale a second time in Macao to officially make weight.

Vasyl Lomachenko 126 vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo 126
(WBO Featherweight Championship)
Jessie Vargas 140 vs. Antonio DeMarco 139.3
(WBA Super Lightweight Championship)
Zou Shiming 112 vs. Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym 112
Rex Tso 114.8 vs. Espinos Sabu 115.6
Kuok Kun Ng 151.3 vs. Stephen Attard 153.9

Venue: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China
Promoter: Top Rank

                                                                                                                         

  Groves & Douglin Come Face-To-Face
At Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Lawrence Lustig

George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) and Denis Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time at today’s press conference ahead of their WBC Silver World Super Middleweight Championship fight on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         

  Carl Froch: The UK’s Most Underrated Fighter?  
The UK has a proud history of producing brave and highly popular pugilists, from fans favourites such as Henry Cooper and Frank Bruno to former heavyweight champion of the world David Haye. While fans in Great Britain are extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the history of pugilism, however, there remain a number of fighters who operate underneath the radar and fail to command the adulation that they truly deserve. Take Nottingham fighter and super middleweight champion Carl Froch, for example, who despite contesting a record twelve consecutive title fights does not boast the following of previous warriors such as Joe Calzaghe or Ricky Hatton. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         
  Weights From Tulsa, OK - beIN Sports  
Felix Diaz 138 vs. Adrian Granados 139.8
Moises Flores 122 vs. Marco Antonio Macias
Claudio Marrero 129 vs. Ira Terry 124.6
Ievgen Khytrov 161 vs. Louis Rose 161
Samuel Figueroa 151.2 vs. Malcolm Terry 151.4
Ronald Akeem Ellis 171.4 vs. Julio Garcia 173.4
Ramon Luis Nicolas 179.4 vs. Jason Howard TBD
John Wesley Nofire 243 vs. Ty Cobbs TBA
Bo Gibbs Jr. 168.8 vs. Jermaine Rankin 176.2

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, OK
Promoter: Iron Mike Productions

                                                                                                                         
  New Opponent For Culcay’s First
European Title Defense On Dec. 6
 
Jack Culcay (18-1, 10 KOs) will now face Karim Merroudj (13-3-2, 1 KOs) in the first defense of his European Light Middleweight title on December 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. Merroudj replaces Ruben Varon who was forced to withdraw having contracted an eye infection. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         
  Jonathan Maicelo Returns To
The Ring Tonight In New York
 
Tonight, November 21, 2014, at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, Gary Shaw Productions lightweight contender, Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs) returns to the ring to face hard hitting veteran Hector Velasquez (56-23-3, 38 KOs). The 10-round bout promoted by New Legend Boxing Promotions will serve as the main event of the evening. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         
  Weights From Ontario, Ca  
Artemio Reyes 148 vs. Christopher Degollado 147.5
Jose Roman 136 vs. Jose Luis Ramirez 135.5
Carlos Carlson, 119.8 vs. Miguel Tamayo, 120
Erick Ituarte 130 vs. Jesus Angulo 129

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions

                                                                                                                         
  Weights From Queens, NY  
Bryant Cruz 134 vs. Engelberto Valenzuela 141*
*Valenzuela didn’t make contracted weight of 135lbs
Jonathan Maicelo 138 vs. Hector Velazquez 142
Allan Phelan 128 vs. Angel Albelo 128
TreySean Wiggins 148 vs. Jason Thompson 143
DeVaun Lee 160 vs. Obafemi Bakari 160
Noel Murphy 146 vs. Anthony Smith 147
Chris Galeano 155 vs. Villi Bello 154
Renan Ruiz 151 vs. Ismael Aulet 150
Jose De La Rosa 148 vs. Mack Babb 148

Promoters: New Legend Boxing
Venue: Resorts World Casino New York City

                                                                                                                         
  Ray Beltran, Prichard Colon, Austin Trout, CB Dollaway & Michelle Waterson Today On LAST CALL  
After a Boxing/MMA filled smorgasbord of action, the Swami and his co-hosts, Akira Lane & Ryder Skye, are back in action. And this week the trio bring in several guests with world title fights on the horizon. Its all this plus much more on Wavlite.com Presents LAST CALL on Cyberstationusa.com. Friday November 14th from 10-12 a.m. EST/ 7-9 p.m. PST. This week's show features

-WBC #1 Contender Ray Beltran takes a break from training to chat about his WBO title fight against WBO Champion Terrence Crawford on 11/29 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Mexican born/US Resident talks about his steps on becoming a US Citizen, breaking down his fight with Crawford, what he learned from Crawford's last fight, getting bad decisions in other countries, and having to prepare for this fight without some familiar faces.

-Former Light Middleweight Champion Austin Trout stops by the show to talk with the Swami and Ryder about his ESPN2 Thursday Night Fight bout with Luis Grajeda on 12/11 in Pechanga, CA. "No Doubt" talks about his last win and what he learned about himself, coming back after getting knocked down twice, his opponent and how dangerous he can be, and a new charity that he has delved deep into.

It’s all this plus UFC, Boxing & Bellator previews only on Wavlite.com presents LAST CALL on www.dqrm.com. Friday November 21st from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET/ 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT.

                                                                                                                         
  On This Day: Nov 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Ferntree Gully, Australia:
Paul Murdoch KO'd Timo Masua in the 3rd round - PABA Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, San Jose, California:
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Isidro Tejedor in the 2nd round -Non Title.
2001, Rosemont, Illinois:
Oscar Bravo KO'd Laverne Clark in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Joey DeGrandis TKO'd John William in the 1st round - Non Title.
St Paul, Minnesota:
Diosbelys Hurtado KO'd Henry Cokes in the 1st round - Non Title.
Matt Vanda won an 8 round UD over Tom Younan - Non Title.
1999, Nagoya, Japan:
Nestor Garza TKO'd Kozo Ishii in the 12th round - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, London, England:
David Starie KO'd Ali Forbes in the 11th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
Reynosa Tampaulipas, Mexcico:
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Javier Calderon in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1997, Kansas City, Missouri:
Bones Adams won a 10 round UD over Roberto Villareal - Non Title.

                                                                                                                         
  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Marc Ramsay: "Pascal vs. George? It Will Be An Explosive & Memorable Bout"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - Marc Ramsay, the Jean Pascal’s trainer, believes that the boxing fans who will buy or bought already their tickets for the December 6th boxing show at Bell Centre, will never regret their decision, in spite of the fact that Lucian Bute (31-2-0) is out of the picture because a back injury. Click Here For Full Report
                                                                                                                         

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bizier Joins The Al Haymon’s Team
 
By: Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Last February, the WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (24-1-0), surprised a lot of people in Canada in confirming his decision to join the team of the American adviser-negotiator Al Haymon.

Nine months later, another Canadian boxer is taking the same decision: the welterweight Kevin Bizier, from Québec City. Bizier will get a rematch with the Montrealer Romanian Jo Jo Dan December 19th at the Québec City Colisée, just before the presentation of the fights Stevenson-Sukhotsky and Dirrell-Edwards.
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  Foot Locker Kicks Off Holiday Season
With Its "Week Of Greatness"
 
Foot Locker, Inc., the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, is bringing the greatness back, unveiling four new, humorous commercials in support of the brand’s third annual “Week of Greatness.” The 30-second spots star boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, who defends his WBO welterweight title against undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri on Saturday, Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, WWE Superstar John Cena and NBA Stars James Harden, Tim Duncan and Derrick Rose. Foot Locker’s “Week of Greatness” event—a week of the most anticipated sneaker and gear releases—kicks off at Foot Locker stores nationwide on Saturday, November 22.


                                                                                                                         
  Pacquiao Algieri Final Press Conferencfe  
Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri pose Wednesday of "Fight Week" during their final press conference.

The Undercard features: Antonio DeMarco of Mexico vs. WBA World Super Lightweight Champion Jessie Vargas,

WBO World Featherweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo,

and Zou Shiming and Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

                                                                                                                         

  Nathan Cleverly Seeks His Own Redemption
This Saturday Against Bellew
 
On Saturday afternoon, November 22, former Light Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14 KO's) and former two-time championship challenger Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KO's) rematch in a 12-round Cruiserweight World Title eliminator bout will originate from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         
  Weights From Studio City, Ca.  
Haskell Rhodes 140.2 vs. Miguel Angel Huerta 140.6
Wale Omotoso 148.8 vs. Abraham Alvarez 149
Shawn Estrada 179.2 vs. Alfredo Contreras 180
Wilky Campfort 155 vs. Richard Gutierrez 155.4
Mario Barrios 127.6 vs. Juan Sandoval 126.4
Thomas Hill 153 vs. Taif Harris 153
Fabian Maidana 147.8 vs. Charon Spain 148.6
Tommy Logan 133.8 vs. Alejandro Ochoa 133.8
Earl Newman 181.8 vs. Keynoe Menes 175.2
Paul Koon 232 vs. Yohon Banks 272
Darwin Price 139.2 vs. Shawn Wate 135.4
Stephan Fulton 122.8 vs. Damen Wood 128.2
Leduan Barthelemey 123.4 vs. Raymond Chacon 125.8
Ryan Karl 148 vs. Julio Quintana 148.2

Promoter: Goossen Promotions
Venue: The Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California

                                                                                                                         
  At 49 Years Old Heavyweight Contender
Bronco Billy Wright Looks To Make History
 
Looking to make history, 49-year old heavyweight contender "Bronco" Billy Wright (45-4, 36 KOs) has his mind set on becoming the oldest heavyweight champion to ever to win a world title. Currently rated #18 by the WBC, Wright holds the LATIN AMERICAN, FECARBOX titles, and United States (USNBC) Silver title.

This Saturday November 22, 2014, Wright travels to Bolivia to face Juan Carlos Flores-Choque (14-3, 13 KOs) in a 12-round bout in which his WBC titles will be on the line. Just shy of his 50th birthday, Wright feels confident he'll be able to accomplish his goal of one day becoming heavyweight champion of the world, breaking George Foreman's record as the oldest man to win the prized crown.
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  On This Day: Nov 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Diamond David Santos to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, NJ:
Michael Grant TKO’d Andrew Golota in the 10th round to win the NABF Heavyweight title. Michael Grant was down twice in the 1st round, Golota quit after being down in the 10th.
Las Vegas:
Adonis Rivas won a 12 round UD over Diego Morales to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1997, Los Angeles, California:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 rd UD over Carlos Alberto Hernandez to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1993, Hamburg, Germany:
Nestor Giovannini won a 12 round UD over Markus Bott to win the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Orlando Canizales won a 12 round UD over Juvenal Berrio in his 11th defense of the IBF Bantamweight Title in Pretoria, South Africa.
1992, Tokyo, Japan:
Genaro Hernandez TKO’d Yuji Watanabe in the 6th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Gerald McClellan TKO’d John Mugabi in the 1st round to win the WBO Middleweight Championship.

                                                                                                                         
  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Stiverne-Wilder: January 17th In Las Vegas?
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The promoter of the Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, the Montrealer Camille Estephan, should confirm soon that the WBC heavyweight championship of the world opposing the Montrealer Bermane Stiverne and the American Deontay Wilder, will be presented January 17th in Las Vegas. Apparently, the MGM Grand is interested to get this event.

Stiverne (24-1-1) won the vacant WBC crown May 10th at the USC Arena in Los Angeles, in beating the Californian Chris Arreola (35-4-0) for the second time, this time, by TKO in the sixth round (first time by unanimous decision). Wilder, a boxer of 29 years old from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the mandatory challenger. He has a perfect record: 32-0-0, 32 wins by KO or TKO, all obtained in less than four rounds.

Stiverne won a vacant title, because the Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko (45-2-0) give up the crown last January to start a political career in his turbulent country.

                                                                                                                         
  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bute Won’t Fight Bolonti Because Of Back Problems
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former IBF super middleweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Romanian Lucian Bute was on a way to complete his preparation in Philippines, but he completely stopped his training Sunday morning, because of serious back pains.

Bute (31-2-0) won’t be able to face the Argentinian Roberto Feliciano Bolonti (35-3-0) in the main event of the boxing show presented by the InterBox Group December 6th at Bell Centre in Montréal. It was supposed to be his first fight with Freddie Roach in his corner. Bute was training in Philippines, because Roach is preparing also Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2), who will defend his WBO welterweight championship of the world against the New Yorker Chris Algieri (20-0-0) November 22nd in Macao, China. Click Here For Full Report

                                                                                                                         
  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Hyppolite vs. Campa Cancelled;
Dirrell vs. Edwards In Quebec City
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite was supposed to be involved in the most important bout of his pro boxing career Friday evening at the Sorel Colisée (located at 45 miles East of Montréal), but his fight has been cancelled Tuesday afternoon.

Hyppolite (13-1-0) was scheduled to face the Mexican Alan Campa (10-1-0) in a WBC Continental Americas championship and in a IBF North American championship, but the Mexican fighter has been unable to obtain his visa to come in Canada. Click Here For Full Report

                                                                                                                         
  Pacquiao vs. Algieri Grand Arrivals  
Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri make their "Grand Arrival" Tuesday night at the Venetian Macao Resort during "Fight Week".

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

                                                                                                                         

  Joel Diaz On Jose Roman:
"He's Getting Better Everyday"
 
Photos: Carlos Baeza - Thompson Boxing

It's been a busy year for top lightweight prospect Jose Roman. He earned a knockout win in April, and the following month captured a vacant regional belt. Roman followed that victory with a successful title defense in September. On Friday, he looks for his fourth quality win of the year against Jose Luis Ramirez (7-1-1, 4 KOs) of Tijuana, Mex. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         

  PacMan Power  
Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao hits the mitts with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach as he winds down his training on Tuesday, of "Fight Week" for his upcoming championship fight against New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

                                                                                                                         

  Kalenga Targeting Lebedev  
Fresh off of his devastating 12th round knockout of previously undefeated No. 2 contender "Dangerous" Denton Daley (12-1) this past Saturday night, as the official WBA mandatory challenger, Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) cruiserweight champion Youri "El Toro" Kalenga (21-1, 14 KOs), has set his sights next on WBA "regular" champion Denis Lebedev (26-2, 20 KOs) with a loftier goal to eventually unify all the world titles. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         
  Masternak vs. Mormeck Confirmed For Dec. 5  
The hotly anticipated cruiserweight clash between Mateusz Masternak (33-2, 24 KOs) and Jean Marc Mormeck (37-5, 23 KOs) has been confirmed for December 5 at the Palais des Sports in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Masternak, who returns following the fourth-round stoppage of Ben Nsafoah, is ready to get his world title ambitions back on track when he travels to Hauts-de-Seine to face the legendary French cruiserweight on his home turf.
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  Andre Dirrell vs. Derek Edwards IBF Elimination
Bout Added To Dec. 19 Quadrupleheader
 
An IBF super middleweight elimination bout between 168-pound contender Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs), of Flint, Mich., and veteran spoiler Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs), of Las Vegas, has been confirmed as a 12-round co-feature of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition quadrupleheader on Friday, Dec. 19, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         
  On This Day: Nov 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Hammanskraal , South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round decision over Felix Camacho to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight.
1993, Arezzo, Italy:
Zack Padilla TKO’d Efrem Calamati in the 8th round to retain the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Atlantic City:
Charles Murray TKO’d Courtney Hooper in the 5th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight title.
1977, Torino, Italy:
Victor Galindez won a 15 round UD over Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in Galindez’s 9th successful title defense.
San Juan Puerto Rico:
Pipino Cuevas TKO’d Angel Espada in the 12th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Los Angeles:
Jorge Lujan KO’d Alfonso Zamora in the 10th round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Guty Espadas KO’d Alex Guido in the 8th round to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.

                                                                                                                         
  Golovkin Named WBC's Fighter Of The Month  
Boxing’s fastest rising star, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN was honored by the World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) this past week being named their “Fighter of the Month” for October 2014.

On October 18th, Golovkin added the WBC Interim Middleweight Title to his collection of world titles with a second round stoppage of MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO in front of a standing-room-only record crowd of 9,323 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. He is now the mandatory challenger to full champion MIGUEL COTTO. Click Here For More

                                                                                                                         
  Ruslan Provodnikov Arrives In Moscow For
Nov. 28 Showdown With Jose Luis Castillo
 
Former WBO Jr. Welterweight world champion, "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO's) arrived in Moscow for his fight with former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KO's) that will take place on November 28 at the Luzhniki GCKZ "Russia" Arena in Moscow.

The fight is promoted by Artie Pelullo's Banner Promotions and World of Boxing LLC

An American television outlet will be announced shortly.

                                                                                                                         
  Erislandy Lara vs. Ishe Smith Set
For Dec. 12 In San Antonio, Texas
 
Mayweather Promotions and SHOWTIME bring boxing fans a 154-pound world title showdown between WBA Super Welterweight Titlist Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) and former IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-6, 12 KOs) in the Friday, Dec. 12 installment of SHOWTIME BOXING Special Edition. Click Here For More
                                                                                                                         
  Gavronski Defeats Ibarra In Thrilling 10-
Round Main Event At "Battle At The Boat 98"
 
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  Raja Amasheh vs. Amira Hamzaoui
Ruled No Contest After Review;

Immediate Rematch Ordered; Judges Suspended
 
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On October 18th in Saarbrücken, Germany, Hamzaoui had originally been declared the winner by split decision of the fight, and the WBC title. The WBF world flyweight championship was also on the line. WBF judges Toni Tiberi (97-94) and Vincent Dupas (96-94) had scored the fight in favor of Hamzaoui, while WBC judge Steve Mertz clearly scored the fight for Amasheh (98-94). Click Here For More

                                                                                                                         
  On This Day: Nov 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Upper Marlboro, Maryland:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Andrew Council to retain the IBF Middleweight Championship. This was Hopkins 6th title defense.
1995, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom:
Baby Jake Matlala won a 5 round TD over Paul Weir to retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title, when the bout was stopped for a deep cut over Weir’s eye which was caused by an accidental Head-Butt.
Convention Center in Atlantic City:
Angel Manfredy TKO’d Calvin Grove in the 7th round to win the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Felix Trinidad TKO’D Larry Barnes in the 4th to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Pernell Whitaker KO’d Jake Rodriguez in the 6th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over James Toney to win the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Oscar de la Hoya TKO’d Carl Griffith in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Manuel Medina won a TD over Tom Johnson to retain the IBF Featherweight Title at the Great Western Forum.

                                                                                                                         
 

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  Algieri "Ready To Go"  
Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank

New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri poses during training at the Venetian Macao Resort Monday of "Fight Week" for his upcoming championship fight against Superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

                                                                                                                         

 

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