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Brook Destroys Jo Jo Dan, Wants Khan Next
Gomez Gets Big UD Win Over Kamegai
Kovalev: "Pabon Was Right Stopping The Bout"
Kovalev Stops Pascal In The Eighth Round
Kovalev vs. Pascal Weigh-In Report
Berto Back On Track
Porter Stops Bone In Five
Shell-Of-Himself Arreola Defeats Parker
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao LA Press Conference
My Two Cents
One Time & The Ghost Lay It All On The Line

Klitschko vs. Jennings: Not Ali/Frazier, But...
Fonfara Stops Chavez Jr.
Stevenson vs. Kovalev Could Be Cancelled
Not Too "Swift"
Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Martinez Defeats Salido In "The War"
Adonis...Now What? Cash In or Cash Out?

Petrov Defeats Diaz On ESPN
Ramirez Tops Hidalgo In LA Fight Club

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  Klitschko vs. Jennings: Maybe Not Ali/Frazier,
But Jennings Came To Fight
By Tim Donaldson
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

I’m not going to lie. I wanted Wladimir Klitschko to lose. Maybe it’s my love for a good underdog story. Maybe it’s the fact that I identify myself as a Philadelphian. Sure, I grew up in South Jersey, but we have no city of our own. Maybe it’s just that I think it is time for a new champion in the Heavyweight division. Whatever the reason, I went to this fight not as the unbiased boxing writer; I went to this fight as the Bryant Jennings fan. So I told myself on the train ride up to New York, as the family with the three young girls in princess outfits complete with tiaras acted nothing like princesses and screamed and yelled at each other right up until we pulled into Penn Station, that Jennings could pull this off.
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Klitschko W UD 12 Jennings Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey


Sadam Ali W UD 10 Francisco Santana
Charles Martin TKO 1 Tom Dallas
Iago Kiladze TKO 4 Rayford Johnson
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
If The Negotiations With Kovalev Fail,
Stevenson Will Fight June 27 In Montreal
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group, Yvon Michel, still in negotiations with Main Event to try to organize an unification light heavyweight titles bout between the Montrealer Adonis Stevenson and the Russian Sergey Kovalev, but if the negotiations failed, Stevenson (26-1-0) should defend his WBC 175 pounds championship of the world for the sixth time June 27th at Bell Centre in Montréal.
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  On This Day: April 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Riesa, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Imparato - WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Danilio Haussler TKO'd Mustapha Llir in the 4th round -  European (EBU) Super Middleweight Title.
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Terrence Lewis - Non Title.
Juan Diaz won a 8 round UD over Nelson Medina - Non Title.
Nate Campbell TKO'd Jaime Torres in the 5th round - Non Title.
Rocky Juarez KO'd Javier Ortiz in the 5th round - Non Title.
2001, Aalborg, Denmark:
Thomas Damgaard KO'd Rodney Jones in the 3rd round - WBA International Welterweight Title.
Caesar's Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA:
Carlos Bojorquez TKO'd Pernell Whitaker in the 4th round - Whitaker breaks
clavicle and referee stops the fight on advice of ring physician.
Mohammad Abdulaev TKO'd Luis Ruiz in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1996, Antibes, France:
Tom Johnson KO'd Claudio Martinet in the 7th round - IBF Featherweight Title
  Jose & Danny Roman Both
Victorious In Locked ‘N Loaded
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

This Friday night Thompson Boxing Promotions presented Locked ‘N Loaded, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The main event of the evening saw Jose Roman (20-1-1, 14 KOs) going up against Martin Cardona (18-5, 13 KOs). This fight was scheduled for eight rounds in the super lightweight division.

Both men ran out of their respective corners to start this main event, but it was Roman who spent most of the round shooting off combinations that were landing on Cardona. A good start for Jose. Martin spent most of the second round running, dancing around, and skipping backwards to avoid being hit by Jose. Unfortunately for him, it didn’t work, as Roman continued his combination attack.
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  Willie Monroe Jr. – Non-Compliance
With WBC Safety Rules
The World Boxing Council hereby informs that boxer Willie Monroe Jr., who will fight Gennady Golovkin on May 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles, has notified via his promoter, Art Pelullo from Banner Promotions, that he will not comply with the WBC safety requirements. Consequently, he will not compete for the WBC interim championship in possession of Gennady Golovkin, and in case he wins, he will not be the mandatory opponent for Miguel Cotto’s championship. Click Here For More
  Wahlstrom Makes History In Finland;
Persoon Prevails At The Lion's Den
Eva Wahlstrom crowned herself the new WBC Female World Super Featherweight Champion Saturday night at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. And not only that: The 34-year-old is also the first ever Finnish boxing World Champion in history!

Wahlstrom clearly dominated Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre (Argentina) in a fight for the vacant title and earned a well deserved unanimous decision. Judge Freddy Rafn (Denmark) scored the bout 100-90, Jürgen Langos (Germany) saw it 99-91 while Ventsislav Nikolov (Bulgaria) had it 97-93. Click Here For More

  On This Day: April 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Brentford, London, England:
Silence Mabuza KO'd Julio Cesar Medina in the 3rd round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Williams TKO'd Bob Mirovic in the 4th round -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Shigeru Nakzato - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Antonio Tarver won a 12 round UD over Montell Griffin - Vacant WBC and Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
James Toney won a 12 round UD over Vassiliy Jirov - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Dallas, Texas, USA:
Kasim Ouma and James Coker fought to a 2 round TD - WBC Continental Americas. Light Middleweight Title. Accidental headbutt causes deep cut on Coker's right eye.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA:
George Foreman won a 12 round SD over Lou Savarese - WBU Heavyweight Title.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Claude Staten in the 2nd round - Non Title.
  Wladimir "Clinch"ko Holds Onto Titles Once Again  
Wladimir Klitschko (now 64-3, 54 KO's) retained the IBF, WBA and WBO Heavyweight Title with a unanimous decision over Bryan Jennings. The fight mainly consisted of HOLDING and CLINCHING, as most of Wladimir's fights do. This time, referee Michael Griffin gave numerous warnings throughout, threatening to take a point numerous times, but only finally did in the 10th, when the fight was already too late to change the pace. Klitschko went on to holding even more in the final two rounds, but no additional point was taken. Jennings did land a few big shots, but with all the holding it was hard for him to get much of anything else done. Final scores were 116-112 twice and 118-109. Jennings drops to 19-1 with 10 KO's.

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  Ali Outworks Santana  
Sadam Ali (now 22-0, 13 KO's) won a 10-round unanimous decision over tough Francisco Santana where both men had moments. Santana started strong within the first 3 rounds, catching Ali on the ropes in the 3rd. But it was Ali's defense and countering shots that wore Santana down and made it hard for him to land anything clean. Santana would get in a few left hooks, flush on the chin in the 8th, but Ali would come back in the 10th to stagger Santana, onto winning wide with scores of 97-93 twice and 100-90. Santana drops to 22-4-1 with 11 KO's.

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  A Dozen Things You Didn’t Know About
Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao
1. Twizzlers are one of his go-to favorite snacks

2. Ramen noodle soup is one of his favorite meals and he doesn't like 5 star restaurants

3. Averages over 1000 sit-ups a day during training camp

1 He eats steamed white rice and chicken or beef broth at almost every meal

2. Manny will only drink hot or room temperature water. Never cold water because he feels it is not healthy

3. Manny averages over 2,500 sit-ups daily during training camp
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  Weights From NY - HBO  
Photo: Will Hart - HBO

Wladimir Klitschko 241.6 vs. Bryant Jennings 226.8
(IBF/WBO/WBA Heavyweight Championship)

Sadam Ali 146.8 vs. Francisco Santana 146.4

Venue: Madison Square Garden
Promoter: K2


  Undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez Destroys Phillip Adyaka In 2 Rounds In Hinckley, MN  
Last Friday night in Hinckley, Minnesota, super bantamweight Adam Lopez scored a sensation second round stoppage over Phillip Adyaka at the Grand Casino.

The bout was part of the off-tv undercard of a CBS Sports Network televised card.
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  Gamache: "It’s Svensson’s Time To Shine"  
Joey Gamache expects Klara Svensson (15-0, 5 KOs) to seize her moment and claim the WBC Female World Light Welterweight title when she challenges Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen

Gamache has been studying Farias ahead of the Swedish star’s world title challenge, and despite the champion’s pedigree, the renowned American coach is confident his fighter has the ability to dethrone the experienced Argentinian.
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  Ritehook Promotions Returns To Mississippi May 2  
Ritehook Promotions in association with Reved Entertainment and Pier6 Promotions will present a one-of-a-kind evening of boxing featuring live fights and the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Saturday, May 2 at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS.

In the main event of the evening, highly touted Radivoje “Hod Rod” Kalajdzic risks his perfect record against 52 fight veteran William Johnson in a six round light heavyweight contest. Click Here For More

  On This Day: April 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina:
Sebastian Lujan TKO'd Diego Arias in the 4th round - Non Title.
Magdeburg, Germany:
Lukas Konecny TKO'd Filipp Bystrikov in the 7th round - NBA Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title.
Secunda, ML, South Africa:
Mzonke Fana TKO'd Laszlo Bognar in the 4th round -  WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa and Joel Zarate fought 2 rounds to a TD - WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA:
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Virgil Hill in the 4th round - Non Title.
Derrick Gainer KO'd Wilson Santos in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1995, South Padre Island, Texas, USA:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Silva - WBC Lightweight Title.
Agapito Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Jose Pantaleon - WBC International Featherweight Title.
  Sadam "World Kid" Ali Fight Week Thoughts  
Undefeated welterweight star and former 2008 U.S. Olympian, Sadam "World Kid" Ali (21-0, 13 KOs) is getting ready to face Francisco "Chia" Santana (22-3, 11 KOs) as the co-main event for "The Champion Returns" the World Heavyweight Championship between undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and top-rated challenger Bryant Jennings at "The World's Most Famous Arena," Madison Square Garden on Sat. April 25. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Click Here For More
  Andre Ward Returns vs. Paul Smith
On June 20 In Oakland, Ca.
BET Networks is pleased to announce that it is stepping into the ring with Roc Nation Sports as their exclusive broadcast partner to air live throne boxing events on the network. The partnership between BET Networks and Roc Nation Sports is the first of its kind for the network and includes airing up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of Roc Nation Sports throne boxing events over the next 18 months. The first main event fight to air on BET Networks will feature WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) facing former World Title Challenger Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KO’s) of England in a 12 round bout on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Click Here For More
  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Jose Roman 137 vs. Martin Cardona 134.5
Danny Roman 123 vs. Giovanni Caro 123
Rudy Puga 166 vs. Katrell Straus 164.5
Eridanni Leon 146 vs. Elih Lizama 147
Miguel Trejo 159 vs. Jonathan Aceves 155.5

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing

  Kyrone Davis Looks To Shut Down Carlos Garcia
This Saturday At Harrahs Philadelphia
This Saturday night, April 25, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia with a terrific card promoted by King's Promotions and XFE.

In the main event, undefeated lightweight Omar Douglas will see action in an six-round bout when he now fights former world title challenger Daniel Attah (28-19-1, 11 KO's) of Washington, D.C. Click Here For More

  MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout
On TruTV To Debut May 1
truTV and Top Rank will partner to exclusively present the MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV, a live primetime boxing series set to debut Friday, May 1, at 10 p.m. ET. The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Click Here For More
  Patrick Nielsen Faces Eduardo Acosta On May 2 As Younger Brother Micki Is Ruled Out With Illness  
Patrick Nielsen (24-1, 12 KOs) will headline the Nordic Fight Night on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen with a ten-round super middleweight contest against former world title challenger Ruben Eduardo Acosta (30-11-5, 10 KOs).

Nielsen replaces his younger brother Micki who has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled WBC International Cruiserweight title defence with Junior Anthony Wright after contracting pneumonia. Click Here For More

  Jr. Welterweight Prospect Kenneth Sims Jr. Returns This Saturday On Klitschko vs. Jennings Card  
Gary Shaw Productions undefeated Jr. Welterweight prospect, Kenneth Sims Jr. (5-0, 2 KOs) will return to the ring this Saturday at the Madison Square Garden Theater on the undercard of Klitschko vs. Jennings. Sims Jr. will face veteran Luis Rodriguez (3-2, 2 KOs) in a 6-round bout. Click Here For More
  Sadam Ali, Joseph Diaz Jr, Mike Reed, Kaillin Curren, Teddy Holder & Austin Osueke Today On LAST CALL  
Its the beginning of summer and the Sport Swami and Sasha Sean are ready to kick the warm weather season off by bringing in seven international guests who are ready to make their mark in the next month. Its three hours of boxing and mma action on a jam packed L AST CALL on www.cyberstationusa.com. Friday April 24th from 9 to 12 a.m. EST/ 6-9 p.m. PST . This week's guests feature;

-Golden Boy Promotions undefeated Welterweight Sadam Ali makes his debut on the show as he sits down with the Swami and Tya before his April 25th HBO Co-Main Event showdown with Francisco Santana in Madison Square Garden.

-Undefeated Bantamweight boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. returns to the show once more as he gets ready for a under card spot on the Golden Boy Promotions May 9th fight featuring Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland on HBO from Houston, TX.

-Undefeated Light Middleweight "Yes Indeed" Mike Reed sits down once more with the Sport Swami as he gets ready for his big fight on May 8th on TruTV's Top Rank boxing show from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Its three hours of international flavor mixed in with MMA and boxing recaps on Wavlite.com presents; LAST CALL on www.cyberstationusa.com. Friday April 24th from 9 to 12 a.m. EST/ 6-9 p.m. PST.

  On This Day: April 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Chiapas, Mexico:
Jorge Arce KO'd Melchor Cob Castro in the 5th round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Corrie Sanders in the 8th round - Vacant WBC Heavyweight Title.
2003, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA:
Ishe Smith won a 10 round UD over Sam Garr - Non Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Felix St Kitts in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2001, Liverpool, Merseyside, England:
Sebastian Rothman TKO'd Mark Hobson in the 9th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
Silence Mabuza won a 6 round decision over Anthony Hanna - Non Title.
Houma, Louisiana, USA:
Luis Collazo won a 4 round decision over Terry Dominic - Non Title.
1999, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Henry Castillo in the 7th round - Non Title.
München, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev TKO'd Peter Malinga in the 3rd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Big Foot Martin in the 8th round - Non Title.
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Gabriel Mira in the 4th round - WBC Flyweight Title.
  Canelo vs. Kirkland Teleconference
Quotes Plus Audio
Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) and Texas knockout artist James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) participated in an international media conference call on Tuesday, April 21 to discuss their upcoming 12-round super welterweight bout set for May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The super welterweight fight will also be televised live on May 9 on HBO World Championship Boxing ® at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Click Here For More
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  Jose Roman Aims For Sixth Straight
Win Friday Night At "Locked N' Loaded"
Jose Roman (19-1-1, 13 KOs), a rising lightweight prospect out of Garden Grove, Calif., is two days away from his "Locked n' Loaded" main event fight against Martin Cardona (18-4, 13 KOs) of Mexico. The 8-round fight is Roman's first of the year, after winning four in 2014.

"I'm excited to get back in the ring and show the boxing world what I can do," said the 27-year-old Roman. "I've won five fights in a row, and on Friday, it will be number six." Click Here For More

  Omar Douglas Takes On Jose Angel Beranza
This Saturday Night At Harrahs Philadelphia
This Saturday night, April 25, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia with a terrific card promoted by King's Promotions and XFE.

In the main event, undefeated lightweight Omar Douglas will see action in an six-round bout when he takes on 70-fight veteran Jose Angel Beranza (36-32-2, 28 KO's) of Tepito, Mexico. Click Here For More

  #2 Ranked Heavyweight Contender Charles Martin Added To Klitschko vs. Jennings Undercard  
Undefeated heavyweight “Prince” CHARLES MARTIN of St. Louis, Missouri, will face England’s TOM DALLAS in a 10-round battle this Saturday, April 25 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

MARTIN vs. DALLAS will take place on the undercard of Wladimir Klitschko’s World Heavyweight Championship defense against Bryant Jennings from the “World’s Most Famous Venue” and will be part of the international telecast to over 150 countries.
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  Once Again Provodnikov Is
A Hit With Television Viewers
For his fourth consecutive fight on HBO, "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov garnered over 1 million viewers. Ruslan's fight with Lucas Matthysse averaged 1.243 million viewers and peaked at an outstanding 1.380 million viewers for the clash, which is now a leading candidate for 2015 Fight of the Year.
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  Sid El Harrak Eagerly Awaiting Pearson Showdown On May 2 Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Undercard  
In less than two weeks, Sid El Harrak will have the chance to change his life and boxing career when he faces undefeated Chris Pearson as part of the historic Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

To prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, El Harrak’s dedicated all of his time to various aspects of training. From cardio to strength and conditioning, sharpening his skills in the gym and intense sparring sessions, the California based Londoner is covering everything imaginable. Most importantly, he believes the grueling training sessions he’s gone through at both Wild Card Boxing Gym locations is already paying off. Click Here For More


Iron Boxing Grand Re-Opening In Santa Monica, Ca.

  On This Day: April 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Nagoya, Japan:
Hideki Todaka TKO'd Yokthai in the 11th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Memphis, Tennessee:
Michael Nunn KO'd Crawford Ashley in the 6th round to Retain the WBA Super Middleweight Championship.
1990, Los Angeles, California:
Paul Banke KO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 9th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Berk-Sur-Mer, France:
Simon Bown KO'd Tyrone Trice in the 14th round to win the Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
1978, Los Angeles, California:
Little Red Lopez KO'd Jose DePaula in the 6th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1977, Inglewood, California:
Carlos Zarate KO'd Alfonso Zamora in the 4th round , Non-Title bout between WBC Bantamweight Champion (Zarate) and WBA Bantamweight Champion (Zamora).

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux vs. N'Jikam At Bell Centre June 19
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter-manager Camille Estephan, a Montrealer who is the boss of the Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, confirmed that the vacant IBF middleweight championship of the world between the Montrealer and the French Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam will be presented June 19th at Bell Centre in Montréal.
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  Tony Luis Disappointed In Scoring Of Controversial Loss, But Vows To Keep Fighting For His Goals  
Canadian lightweight Tony "Lightning" Luis (19-3, 7 KOs) says he's disappointed with the scoring of his controversial unanimous-decision loss last weekend to Derry Mathews (38-9-2, 20 KOs) for the interim WBA Lightweight title in Matthews' hometown of Liverpool, England, but won't let it deter him from his goals.
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  Turkish Prospect Ozgul Set For London
Showdown With Miekle On May 2
Champions TKO Gym’s unbeaten Light Heavyweight prospect Onder Ozgul is set to make his fifth professional outing in just over a weeks time, when he takes on the highly entertaining Jody Meikle, from Scunthorpe, in a six round contest, on the Mark Lyons and Billy James-Elliott Wise Guys Promotions LORDS OF THE RING event at York Hall in London on Saturday 2nd May 2015. Click Here For More
  Svensson: 'La Pantera' Will Be Running Out
Of The Ring With Her Tail Between Her Legs
On May 2, it will be the ‘Princess’ versus the ‘Panther’ when Klara Svensson (15-0, 5 KOs) challenges Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) for the WBC Female World Light Welterweight Championship on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen.

Svensson is known as ‘The Swedish Princess’, while the Argentinian champion Farias has earned the nickname ‘La Pantera’ (The Panther) due to her aggressive style. Click Here For More

  John Thompson Reflects On Boxcino Semifinal Win
& Looks Forward Towards The Final On May 22
John "Apollo Kidd" Thompson has begun preparations for his May 22 Boxcino final bout against Brandon Adams. (17-1, 12 KO's).

The fight will take place on Friday, May 22 in Corona, California and will live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

Thompson is in Virginia, training under Kay Koroma and he is looking to win the prestigious tournament against Thompson in the 10-round bout at the Omega Products International Outdoor Arena in Corona, California. Click Here For More

  Fights Announced For May 15 Show In Brooklyn  
Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions will be bringing another loaded fight card to the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Friday, May 15th, with fan favorite super featherweight Gary “Kid” Stark Jr. (23-3, 8 KOs) slated to end a nearly five-year layoff against Jose Valderama of Puerto Rico. This show, titled Last Man Standing, will continue the initiative of Uprising Promotions to KO Autism, with proceeds from the night getting donated to The School For Language and Communication Development (SLCD) in Glen Cove, New York. Click Here For More
  On This Day: April 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Brakpan GT, South Africa:
Hasim Rahman KO'd Lennox Lewis in the 5th round to win the WBC, WBA and IBF Heavyweight Titles, "2001 Ring Magazine Upset of the Year".
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba won a 12 round UD over Carlos Contreras to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Eddie Hopson KO'd Moises Pedroza in the 7th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Arturo Gatti KO'd Tito Tovar in the 1st round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Danny Romero won a 12 round UD over Francisco Tejedor to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
George Foreman won a 12 round MD over Axel Schulz to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Moorer won a 12 round MD over Evander Holyfield to win the WBA and IBF Heavyweight Title.
John Michael Johnson TKO'd Junior Jones in the 11th round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
John John Molina won a 12 round UD over Gregorio Vargas to retain the IBF Super Featherweight title.

  Canelo Alvarez San Diego Media Workout  
Photos: HoganPhotos/Golden Boy

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) today hosted a media workout at the House of Boxing in San Diego in advance of his fight against Texas titan James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) on May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and telecast live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®.
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  Mercito Gesta, Carlos Molina & Antonio
Orozco San Diego Media Workout
Photos: HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

San Diego-based fighters, Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) held a special workout session today at House of Boxing, ahead of their upcoming anticipated headlining bout on April 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Also, undefeated super lightweight Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (21-0, 15 KOs) attended in advance of his upcoming fight on May 15 in Phoenix, Arizona. Click Here For More

  "12 Days Out"  
Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao trains with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Monday at the Wild Card Boxing Club as he prepares for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.
Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


  147-Pound Weight Class Takes Center
Stage Again For Floyd vs. Manny
It has often been said that “as the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing,” but that has not always been the case and, in fact, might not even be valid when viewed from a comprehensive perspective dating back to the late 19th century. In Boxing, German author Bertram Job’s epic, 420-page coffee-table dissertation on all aspects of the sweet science, he writes that, “Elegance is the trademark of the slim and nimble stars in the under 147-pound weight class that has attracted insiders and admirers of beauty like no other.” Click Here For More
  Provodnikov Puts On Heroic Effort In Matthysse Bout  
This past Saturday night, boxing fans witnessed a classic bout that saw Lucas Matthysse eek out a close majority decision over Ruslan Provodnikov in a 12 round -junior welterweight clash in front of a sold out crowd at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

The bout, which was televised by HBO Boxing After Dark, has already jumped to the head of the list for 2015 Fight of the Year. Click Here For More

  Roberto Garcia & Artur Szpilka Added
To April 24 UIC Pavilion Card In Chicago
A slew of local favorites and exciting fighters come to UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday, April 24 as part of a stacked undercard topped by hard-punching Roberto "La Amenaza" Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) battling James Stevenson (22-1, 15 KOs) in the first televised bout and heavyweight bruiser Artur Szpilka (17-1, 12 KOs) taking on Ty Cobb (18-6, 10 KOs). Click Here For More
  Sullivan Barrera: "Let Me KO
Chilemba Then I Want Kovalev"
Light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (15-0) is itching to get back in the ring against a highly rated opponent. He last fought in January when he destroyed former champion Jeff Lacy in 4 rounds.

The undefeated Cuban would love to face his highly rated stablemate Isaac Chilemba next. With WBO/WBA/IBF champion Sergey Kovalev scheduled to face his mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi this summer, Barrera feels the time is right to face Chilemba. Click Here For More

  Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings Teleconference Transcript  
Bernie Bahrmasel: Hello and thank you to the media around the globe for joining us on this international media conference call just ten days out from the heavyweight championship of the world, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings on Saturday, April 25 in the world’s most famous venue, Madison Square Garden and telecast live in over 150 countries, including HBO in the United States and RTL in Germany.

We’re honored to have both of these world-class athletes join us on this call. First, the long-reigning champion, Wladimir Klitschko from his training camp in Florida; and then Bryant Jennings will join us—he’s wrapping up his training camp in Houston, Texas. Click Here For More

  On This Day: April 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Galati, Romania:
Lucian Bute KO'd Donnie McCrary in the 4th round - NABA Super Middleweight Title.
Hollywood, California:
Carl Froch TKO'd Henry Porras in the 8th round - Froch's American Debut.
2001, Erfurt, Germany:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Torsten May in the 8th round - Vacant European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Markus Beyer KO'd Manuel Lopez in the 7th round -  WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Wilfredo Rivera won a 10 round UD over Angel Hernandez - Non Title.
1998, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA:
Hasim Rahman KO'd Steve Pannell in the 2nd round - USBA Heavyweight Title.
Larry Donald won a 10 round UD over Ross Puritty - Non Title.
1997, Inglewood, California, USA:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Agapito Sanchez - WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Enrique Jupiter in the 6th round - Mexican Super Bantamweight Title
  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
If His Fight With Kovalev Does Not Happen, Stevenson Is Ready For Rematch With Fonfara
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson, the WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, still hopes to face the Russian Sergey Kovalev in an unification WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF world titles fight, but if this bout failed, Stevenson (26-1-0) has a plan B in his pocket.

Stevenson confirmed that his plan B would be a rematch with the American Polish Andrzej Fonfara. Click Here For Full Report

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  Hogan Outworks Brunson On CBS
Sports Network Night Of Boxing
Australia via Kildare, Ireland's WBA #12- and IBF #11-rated "Hurricane" Dennis Hogan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) cruised to an entertaining and workmanlike 10-round decision over Philadelphia's Tyrone "Young Gun" Brunson (22-5-1, 21 KOs) tonight, in the main event of "Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network" at the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota. Click Here For More
  Smith Stops Cummings To Win
IBA Continental Americas Title
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing Light Heavyweight Joe "The Irish Bomber" Smith Jr. lived up to his nickname as he stopped Cory " Black Ice" Cummings in two thrilling rounds to capture the vacant IBA Continental Americas Light Heavyweight title before a standing room only crowd last night at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.
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  On This Day: April 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Gdansk, Poland:
Michael Trabant won a 12 round UD over Christian Bladt -  European (EBU) Welterweight Title.
Dariusz Michalczewski KO'd Joey DeGrandis in the 2nd round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Castillo - WBC Lightweight Title.
Stevie  Johnston won a 12 round MD over Alejandro Gonzalez - Non Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Charles Brewer - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1996, Brentwood, Essex, England:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mark Delaney in the 5th round - British Super Middleweight Title.
Levallois, France:
Jean Baptiste Mendy won a 12 round UD over Lamar Murphy - Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
Grand Forks, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Lou Del Valle - WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
  Fonfara Stops Chavez Jr.,
Wins WBC International Title
By Eddie Ramos Live @ Ringside
Photos: Marlene Marquez

In a fan filled venue for boxing from the sports complex at the Stub-Hub Center in Carson, CA brought tonight’s exciting matches. In the light heavy weight main event it was Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr of Culiacan, Mexico taking on Andrzej Fonfara of Radom, Poland. The co-main event featured Amir Imam of Davie, Florida versus Walter Castillo of Managua, Nicaragua. Click Here For Full Report

  Matthysse Defeats Provodnikov By
Majority Decision In Thriller Battle
Photos: Emily Harney - HoganPhotos/Golden Boy/Banner

Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York was treated to a historic sold out match-up between two of the most exciting gladiators in boxing as Lucas "La Maqina"" Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO's) took a majority decision victory over "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KO's) in a 12-round junior welterweight bout on the split-site doubleheader on HBO Boxing After Dark ®.
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  Andrzej Fonfara Stops Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. After 9  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Confident and determined, Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) spoiled the ring return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) in resounding fashion Saturday night, flooring the former middleweight champion one time en route to a one-sided ninth-round TKO in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME. Click Here For More

  On This Day: April 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Fresno, California, USA:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.  won a 12 round UD over Victoriano Sosa - WBC Lightweight Title.
Miguel Cotto KO'd Joel Perez in the 4th round - Non Title.
2002, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Danny Green KO'd Paul Smallman in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Pan Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinyan KO'd Prasob Nookliang in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl KO'd Eidy Moya in the 9th round - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Thomas Damgaard won an 8 round UD over Abdel Mehidi - Non Title Bout.
1997, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Segundo Mercado in the 5th round - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd John David Jackson in the 7th round - IBF Middleweight Title
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Guy Stanford in the 1st round - Non Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Tony Limones in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1996, Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Joel Nolasco in the 2nd round - Non Title.
  Matthysse Outboxes Provodnikov In
More One-Sided Bout Than Expected
Lucas Matthysse (now 37-3, 34 KO's) won a majority decision over Ruslan Provodnikov in a fight that produced some of the fireworks most expected, but not all. From round 1, Matthysse was peppering Provodnikov to the head with jabs, rights and uppercuts with both hands. An accidental headbutt in round 2 opened up a cut over Provodnkov's left eye. Matthysse continued boxing Provodnikov's head off in the 3rd. In round 4, Provodnikov finally landed and the two began to trade. Then in round 5, Matthysse was back to outboxing Provodnikov at ease again. In the 6th, Provodnikov was hurt to the body and backed away for the first time in the fight. Matthysse would win the 7th through the 10th. Then in the 11th, Provodnikov caught Matthysse with a perfect left hook that staggered him and had him seriously hurt. Matthysse made it out of the round. The final round was close, but not enough to close the wide gap created by Matthysse. Final scores were a bit closer than expected, but at least went to the rightful winner this week at 114-114 and 115-113 twice. Provodnikov drops to 24-4 with 17 KO's.
  Crawford Blasts Out Dulorme In 6
To Win WBO Super Lightweight Title
Terence Crawford (now 26-0, 18 KO's) stopped Thomas Dulorme in the 6th round, following 3 knockdowns to win the vacant WBO Super Lightweight Title. This was Crawford's first fight up from Lightweight and you wouldn't have noticed. Crawford looked more relaxed and stronger than before. Dulorme came out swinging with big shots, but none of them landing, while Crawford timed perfect connecting counters. In the 6th, a strong right to the chin sent Dulorme down. Dulorme was on uneasy legs and went down again following another combination. Crawford jumped on him for the finish, putting Dulorme down a 3rd time and the fight was waived off at 1:51. Dulorme drops to 22-2 with 14 KO's.
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. Open Workout Video  
Floyd Mayweather Jr. held an open workout for the media this past week as he gets ready for his huge showdown with Manny Pacquiao. Pound4Pound made the journey to Floyd's Las Vegas camp and it was well worth the trip. Mayweather went through a full day of training and we got highlights down on video for you to check out here.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Schiller Hyppolite: "Ramallo Is One Of The
Toughest Fighters I've Faced In My Career"
By Daniel Cloutier
SOREL, Canada - The Montrealer super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite, who really hopes to reach the Top 10 of the WBC and IBF ratings before the beginning of next fall, made another step in that direction Friday evening in the ring of the Sorel Colisée (located at 45 miles East of Montréal), where he beat the Argentinian Ricardo Ramallo (17-7-1) by unanimous decision in 10 rounds. The three judges scored the bout 100-90 in favour of the Montrealer, who was the aggressor in every rounds. Click Here For Full Report

  Undefeated Junior Middleweight
Tony Harrison Rolls To 21st Win;
Aquino Shocks Kielczweski; Farmer Wins 11th Straight Fight
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Undefeated junior middleweight Tony Harrison rolled to his 21st straight victory in tonight's ESPN Friday Night Fights main event, presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with New Legend Boxing, at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs), fighting out of Detroit, dropped Pablo Munguia (20-7, 11 KOs) at the end of the second round with a powerful punch. Munguia was examined between rounds by the ring doctor. Referee Arthur Mercante needed only 11 seconds into the next round to determine that the Mexican was unable to be competitive, awarding Harrison a victory by technical knockout.
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  WBC Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto
vs. Daniel Geale June 6, At Barclays In Brooklyn
Photos: Craig Barritt - Getty Images Para Roc Nation

Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions are pleased to announce the next highly anticipated battle for Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO's), the reigning WBC Middleweight and Ring Magazine World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes. On June 6, 2015, Cotto will defend his titles against former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO's) of Australia in a fight that will be televised live on HBO from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Click Here For More

  Packed Card Announced For April 30 Mercito
Gesta vs. Carlos Molina Event At Fantasy Springs
Golden Boy Promotions announced today an updated card for an exciting night of fights on the Golden Boy Live! series featuring some of boxing's fiercest rising stars set for Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on April 30 and airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Puerto Rican rising star Jeffrey Fontanez (14-1, 11 KOs) will take on former WBC Youth World Super Featherweight Champion Jose "El Loco" Hernandez (15-9-1, 7 KOs) of Fort Worth, Texas in an eight-round lightweight brawl. Also on the card, fan-favorite and Irish power puncher Jason Quigley (5-0, 5 KOs) is set to take on a yet-to-be-announced opponent in a six-round televised middleweight bout. Click Here For More
  Mchunu vs. Makabu WBC World Title Eliminator -
ICC Centre May 16 - Durban, South Africa
Main Events, in conjunction with Ludonga Promotions, will be hosting the WBC World Title Eliminator in Thabiso "The Rock "Mchunu's native Durban, South Africa, at the ICC Centre, against a very worthy opponent in who many say is Africa's finest cruiserweight "Junior" Makabu on May 16. Click Here For More
  WBA Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev Preparing For First Title Defense With Pedro Diaz  
The whole boxing world was shocked by the sudden death of Fritz Sdunek late last year. One of the people affected most by the passing of the legendary trainer was regular WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev who was working out with Sdunek only days before the coach passed away. "Fritz was one of the best human beings I ever met and also probably the best boxing trainer in the world", states Chagaev. "He can never be fully replaced but I am happy that we found another coach who is working and thinking as professional and analytic as Fritz."
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  On This Day: April 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Manchester, England:
Carl Thompson won a 12 round UD over Chris Eubank - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Damon Reed in the 1st round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Wilfredo Vazquez in the 7th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Karl Taylor in the 1st round - Non Title.
Junior Witter won a 6 round Decision over Jan Bergman - Non Title.
Aachen, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Julius Francis in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Antonio Diaz KO'd Alberto Cortes in the 2nd round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 10 round UD over Gustavo Cuello - Non Title.
Oba Carr won a 10 round UD over Juan Carlos Rodriguez - Non Title.
Diego Corrales KO'd Juan Carlos Salazar in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Ike Quartey TKO'd Ralph Jones in the 5th round - WBA Welterweight Title.
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Marco Antonio Barrera - WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Francisco Valdez in the 4rd round Non Title.
  Weights From Verona, NY - HBO  
Photo: Banner Promotions

Lucas Matthysse 139 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5
Patrick Teixeira 160 vs. Patrick Allotey 157
Lamont Roach Jr. 133.5 vs. Jose Miguel Castro 133
Sidney McCow 146 vs. Paulo Souza 150.5
Vitor Freitas 135 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 133
Vitaly Kopylenko 160 vs. Lekan Byfield 158
Eddie Gomez 149 vs. Jonathan Batista 149.5

Venue: Turning Stone Resort, Verona, NY
Promoter: Golden Boy/Banner


  Weights From Arlington, TX - HBO  
Terence Crawford 139.8 vs. Thomas Dulorme 139.2
(WBO Junior Welterweight Title)
Diego Magdaleno 136.8 vs. Luis Solis TBA*
(*Solis weighed in 10lbs. heavy, this fight is off)
Mike Tufariello 158.5 vs. Eddie Tigs 159
Anthony Barnes 169 vs. Martinez Porter 169.25
Ismail Muwendo 134.75 vs. Rolando Chinea 134.25
Medzhid Bektemirov 182 vs. Michael Gbenga 181.25
Skender Halili 148 vs. Benjamin Whitaker 148
Johnny Determan 118.25 vs. Alejandro Moreno 116.25

Venue: College Park Center, Arlington, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank

  Weights From Carson, Ca. - SHOWTIME  
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 171.5 vs. Andrzej Fonfara 171.5
(Contract Weight: 172 lbs.)
Amir Imam 140 vs. Walter Castillo 138
Oscar Escandon 121.75 vs. Moises Flores 121.25
(WBA interim junior featherweight title)
Omar Chavez 159 vs. Richard Gutierrez 158.5
Fabian Maidana 146.25 vs. Cory Vom Baur 145.5

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Goossen Promotions/Warriors

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Gym Is Offering Co-Promotion To Main
Event To Save Stevenson vs. Kovalev
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group, the Montrealer Yvon Michel, is offering a co-promotion to Main Event to try to save the unification light heavyweight championship of the world between the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson and the Russian Sergey Kovalev.

Michel is offering a 50-50 deal for the fights revenues. “If Main Event is really interested to organize this huge bout between Stevenson-Kovalev, I am doing my part, because I am ready to share the fight’s revenues 50-50 with Kathy Duva, said Yvon Michel Thursday morning. And I know this unification light heavyweight world titles bout would generate very important revenues. I am waiting the Main Event response.” Click Here For Full Report

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Hyppolite Wants To Reach The Top 10
In The World Before The End Of The Year
By Daniel Cloutier
SOREL, Canada — Ranked 12th contender by the WBC in the super middleweight division, 14th by the IBF, the Montrealer Schiller Hyppolite believes that 2016 will be the most significant year of his pro boxing career.

“I want to reach the «Top 10» in the world before the end of the year, and get my chance in a world title fight next year, said Hyppolite. I know I am progressing technically and strategically, and I hit solidly like you know it. I am sure I have now the maturity to fight in the major leagues of pro boxing. I really believe 2016 will become the most important year of my boxing career.” Click Here For Full Report

  Matthysse vs. Provodnikov Final Press Conference  
Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Members of the media and fans got a preview of what to expect in the ring on Saturday with former World Champions Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov during today's final press conference for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov at the Oneida Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Click Here For More

  Manny Pacquiao Media Workout Quotes  
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It was Manny Media Mania at Wednesday's media workout for Fighter of the Decade, eight-division world champion and boxing superhero Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs), who represents the Sarangani province in the Philippines, hosted a Hollywood Media Workout with his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and Hall of Promoter Bob Arum. Click Here For More

  Chavez Jr. vs. Fonfara Final Press Conference  
Popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara participated in the final the final press conference Thursday at Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, just two days before Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader.

Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico, and Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) of Chicago by way of Radon, Poland, will meet in the 12-round light heavyweight main event live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT) from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Chavez will make his eagerly awaited return to the ring and first start for new trainer Joe Goossen. Click Here For More

  Weights From Mohegan Sun - ESPN2  
Tony Harrison 154.5 vs. Pablo Munguia 153
Ryan Kielczweski 123.5 vs. Danny Aquino 123.5 Lbs.
Tevin Farmer 130 vs. Angel Luna 128.25
Lennox Allen 169 vs. Paul Gonsalves 170
Alantez Fox 158.25 vs. Franklin Gonzalez 161.25
Regis Prograis 143.5 vs. Abraham Alvarez 142
Amos Cowart 134.5 vs. Anthony Burgin 134
Cassius Chaney 245.25 vs. Perry Filkins ??

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment/New Legend Boxing

  Weights from Hinckley, MN - CBSSN  
Dennis Hogan 153.5 vs. Tyrone Brunson 153
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Ira Terry 130.5
Rob Brant 161.5 vs. Dionisio Miranda 165
Jarrell Miller 283.5 vs. Raymond Ochieng 244
Adam Lopez 124 vs. Philip Adyaka 119.5
Joey Abell 239.5 vs. Travis Fulton NA
Van Goodman 299.5 vs. Brett Murphy 316.5

Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota
Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions in association with Adam Wilcock’s Fight Card Promotions and produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions

  Weights From Foxwoods - Fox Sports 1  
Murat Gassiev 197 vs. Felix Cora Jr 198
Ray Robinson 145 vs. Sherzodbek Alimjanov 146
Dusty Hernandez Harrison 153 vs. Chris Gray 152
Wellington Romero 141 vs. Matt Doherty 141
Jimmy Williams 153 vs. Rahman Mustafa Yusubov 157
Sonny Fredrickson 140 vs. Ramon Ellis 139
Khiary Gray-Pitts 158 vs. Pedro Gonzalez 160
Nick Valliere 163 vs. Roberto Lopez 166

Venue: Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Promoter: Roc Nation Sports

  Masternak: "I Will Make 'The Man Of Stone'
Crumble On April 25"
Mateusz Masternak (34-2, 24 KOs) has vowed to make ‘The Man of Stone’ Ruben Angel Mino (26-2, 26 KOs) crumble when the cruiserweights clash on April 25 at the Columbia Hall in Berlin.

Following an impressive points victory over former cruiserweight king Jean-Marc Mormeck, Masternak looks well on his way to a world title challenge. However first, the Polish-puncher must overcome tough opposition from the Argentinian knockout artist Mino, a man who has never heard the final bell, with his twenty-six victories and two defeats all ending in stoppages. Click Here For More

  Mikael Zewski, Chris Pearson, Mike Jimenez, Mercito Gesta, Kristoffer Triumf, Amanda Bell & Chad Laprise Today On LAST CALL On Cyberstationusa.com  
Its the beginning of summer and the Sport Swami and Sasha Sean are ready to kick the warm weather season off by bringing in seven international guests who are ready to make their mark in the next month. Its three hours of boxing and mma action on a jam packed LAST CALL on www.cyberstationusa.com. Friday April 17th from 9 to 12 a.m. EST/ 6-9 p.m. PST. This week's guests feature;

-Top Rank undefeated Welterweight Mikael Zewski returns to the show as he gets ready for his TruTV main event fight on May 1st at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV against undefeated Konstantin Ponomarev.

-Undefeated Light Middleweight Chris Pearson makes his debut on the show as he sits down with Sasha Sean and the Swami to talk about his big fight with Said El Harrak on May 2nd on the heels of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr PPV.

-Golden Boy Promotions Lightweight Mercito Gesta makes his debut on the show as he prepares for his Fox Sports 1 main event bout with Carlos Molina from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio California on April 30th.

Its three hours of international flavor mixed in with MMA and boxing recaps on Wavlite.com presents; LAST CALL on www.cyberstationusa.com. Friday April 17th from 9 to 12 a.m. EST/ 6-9 p.m. PST.

  On This Day: April 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, New York, New York,:
John Ruiz TKO'd Fres Oquendo in the 11th round - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd and Andrew Golota fought to a 12 round DRAW - IBF Heavyweight Title.
Wayne Braithwaite won a 12 round UD over Louis Azille - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Navarro won a 12 round UD over Jorge Luis Gonzalez - IBA Continental Super Flyweight Title.
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Roque Cassiani in the 10th round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade KO'd Errol Banner in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Sassari, Italy:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Salvatore Fanni in the 6th round - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Indio, California, USA:
Shane Mosley TKO'd John Brown in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Angel Manfredy won a 10 round UD over Ivan Robinson - Non Title.
1998, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Cesar Leon in the 8th round - Mexican Featherweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Ben Tackie KO'd Edwin Santana in the 10th round - Vacant IBA Americas Lightweight Title.
Wayne McCullough won a 10 round UD over Antonio Salas - Non Title.

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