OFF TV RESULTS:
The opening bout on the Canelo vs. Angulo, undercard saw undefeated Steve Lovett go to 8-0 6KOs with a second round KO of Francisco Molina who fell to 2-3 2KOs.
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By Felipe Leon
WBA #3, WBC #7 and IBF #9 lightweight contender
Rustam Nugaev (27-6, 17 KOs) never got untracked but scored a fourth round
TKO over former world title challenger Marvin Quintero (25-5, 21 KOs) on
Friday night at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California.
Southpaw Quintero got off to good start, but abruptly quit after round
four due to an injury (announced as a broken left hand). The judges had it
even after four rounds.
By STEVE CARP AND MIKE BLASKY
Carlos Molina has more to worry about than losing a chance to retain his
title. His freedom and his chances of remaining in the United States are
by Gary Todd
With just under 3 weeks to go until Anthony Mundine continues
on his quest to face Floyd Mayweather by the end of 2014, the
former super middleweight and middleweight world champion , is
deep into his 8 week training camp, at his gym in Sydney.
Saul Alvarez 155 vs. Alfredo Angulo 154.5
Leo Santa Cruz 122 vs. Cristian Mijares 122
As of Friday morning, Carlos Molina has officially become
unavailable for his junior middleweight championship title defense against
Jermall Charlo originally scheduled for tomorrow night. In light of
these circumstances, the 10-round lightweight showdown between Ricardo
"Dinamita" Alvarez and Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson has been elevated
as the opening bout of the four-fight SHOWTIME PPV®presentation of "TOE TO
TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Super middleweight contender Donovan “DA BOMB” George will not be fighting tonight, March 7 in Chicago as was previously announced by his co-promoters, Chicago’s Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions. George was to have made his highly anticipated return to battle in the main event at the Horseshoe Casino presented FIGHT NIGHT at The Belvedere in Elk Grove Village, however the action-packed card will still take place. “It’s very frustrating that we were unable to find a suitable opponent for Donovan to fight on Friday night” said Bobby Hitz, President of Hitz Boxing. “We had five different boxers lined up each of whom would have provided for an exciting, fan friendly bout but unfortunately the Illinois State Athletic Commission refused to allow any of them to face Donovan, thereby robbing the fans of seeing a terrific fight
The Championships Committee of the World Boxing
Association announced that Martin Murray no longer holds the middleweight
interim title of the organization. The decision was made in accordance to
the regulations because Murray did not make any defense since he won the
title in November 2012. In addition, the Committee decided to withdraw
Murray from the mandatory challenger position of the division. Murray can
appeal the decision.
1:00 p.m. Weigh-In Doors Open
"TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo," a 12-round super welterweight fight taking place Saturday, March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila. In world title fights on the undercard, two-division World Champion Leo Santa Cruz will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World title against former three-time World Champion Cristian Mijares and Carlos Molina will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight Championship against undefeated Jermall Charlo. Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Warriors Boxing. The four-fight telecast, which opens with a 10-round lightweight bout between Jorge Linares and Nihito Arakawa, will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). "TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo" will be broadcast on over 400 select movie theaters across the country.
“I am Going to Vegas to Win,”
By Miguel Maravilla
Fightnews.com recently caught up with hard
hitting Mexican super featherweight Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (28-3, 26 KOs)
of Cancun, Mexico who has stepped up to the challenge as he will be taking
on country mate Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (23-2-3, 14 KOs) on a one week
notice, taking place this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las
The World Boxing Council is proud to present the new
generation of the WBC green and gold belt. The new design of the iconic
WBC belt will be introduced at the great fight between Sergio
“Maravilla” Martinez and Miguel Cotto for the WBC middleweight
championship of the world on June 7.
BERNARD "THE ALIEN" HOPKINS VS. BEIBUT SHUMENOV LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, APRIL 19 LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM THE DC ARMORY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Washington, D.C. is known as a city where history is made. On Saturday, April 19, another historic event will take place in the nation's capital when IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins faces WBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov in an attempt, at 49-years-old, to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles. The DC Armory, the site of several championship boxing matches in the last year, will host the return of the future Hall of Famer to the capital for the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event (9 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the West Coast).
The purses for Saturday’s fights:
We might not know until the weigh-in, but
undefeated Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs) is hoping IBF junior middleweight
world champion Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) can resolve his legal
obstacles so their fight on Saturday’s Canelo-Angulo PPV can go on as
scheduled. “Obviously, I want the fight to happen,” said Charlo. “If it
doesn’t, I will fall short of my goal. I know I’m ready, my team is ready,
and the city of Houston is ready for me to bring home that world title.
I’m going to continue to train and think like it is happening
En la ceremonia
de los detalles de lengua
Este jueves se llevo a cabo en el Hollywood teatro del MGM la cita de los últimos dimes y diretes de la función titulada Toe to Toe, lo cual, todos estamos de acuerdo en que tiene todos los ingredientes que se ocupan para una riña sin cuartel, sin tomar prisioneros, al fusilamiento a cada intento. Cabe recalcar que ni el martes de bienvenida, ni el miércoles de entrenamiento público, ni el jueves de punto y aparte hubo mucha adrenalina en el ambiente y se ve un poco flojo la venta de boletos, claro ya se acabaron los de $25 y $50 y a lo mejor los de a ciego, mas a lo mejor es estrategia para que compren asientos más caros y ya en vísperas de la pelea vender los mas económicos.
Martin Murray is targeting a November showdown
with hard-hitting middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin after signing a
lucrative seven-figure, three-fight deal with Africa’s largest promoter, Golden
Gloves. The 31-year-old from St Helens in the UK split with Ricky Hatton last
month after a frustrating year that saw him fight just once after his narrow
defeat to Sergio Martinez in Argentina last April. Murray (26-1-1) will fight in
June, November and next February in Monte Carlo and also hopes to have a warm-up
bout in Germany on April 5 on the undercard of Juergen Braehmer’s WBA
light-heavyweight title defense against Enzo Maccarinelli.
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The big men of boxing are on their way to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on Thursday, April 3 when Golden Boy Live! airs "Night Of The Heavyweights,"a tripleheader of hard-hitting heavyweight action on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. In the 10-round main event, unbeaten Cuban star Luis Ortiz looks to continue his race towards a world title fight against an opponent to be announced shortly.
Plus, Vallejo, California's Gerald "El Gallo Negro" Washington risks his perfect professional record in the 10-round co-main event against Houston' Skipp "Strictly Business" Scott and 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic "Trouble" Breazeale goes for 10 straight wins when he takes on veteran standout Nagy Aguilera.
"TOE TO TOE: CANELO VS. ANGULO"
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The fighters and their camps stayed classy and soft-spoken yet confident during Thursday's final press conference for "TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo" taking place this Saturday, March 8, live on SHOWTIME PPV® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In Saturday's 12-round super welterweight main event, popular Mexican boxing superstar and former world champion Canelo Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) faces game and aggressive, upset-minded countryman Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs).
Exciting, unbeaten two-division world champion and current WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KOs) will defend his 122-pound belt against former three-time world champion Cristian "El Diamante" Mijares (48-7-2, 22 KOs) in the co-main event. In other PPV matches, former two-time world champion Jorge "Niño de Oro" Linares (35-3, 23 KOs) takes on offensive-minded Japanese contender Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight scrap and IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) is scheduled to defend his 154-pound crown against undefeated Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs).
Molina is facing some legal obstacles, however, and as of late Thursday, his fight with Charlo was in jeopardy of being cancelled.