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September 13-14, 2014

MAYWEATHER DOMINATES

 


Photo Mary Ann Owen

 

FLOYD MAYWEATHER REMAINS PERFECT
IN REMATCH WITH MARCOS MAIDANA
 

After 24 rounds of boxing with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather is still the undisputed pound-for-pound champion.
Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) successfully defended his WBC and WBA Welterweight and WBC Super Welterweight World Championships with a unanimous 12-round decision victory in the rematch with Argentine slugger Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday in front of 16,144 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
"Money" strategically fought the fight that he wanted, effectively avoiding the looping punches against the ropes that "El Chino" was able to land in their first bout and pivoting back to his domain - the center of the ring.

 

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BRAEKHUS MAKES HISTORY

 

In a history making female world title unification fight, WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (26-0, 7 KOs) pounded out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over IBF champion Ivana Habazin (13-2, 5 KOs) to claim the undisputed title on Saturday night at TAP1 in Copenhagen, Denmark and presented by Sauerland Events. Scores were 100-90 on all cards. This is the first time in female fight history and possibly in all of boxing history that all four major titles, WBC, WBA, WBO & IBF has been unified with one champion.
*****
Unbeaten light heavyweight Erik Skogland (21-0, 11 KOs) outpointed Stefano Abatangelo (18-4-1, 6 KOs) over twelve in a bout for the European and IBF Intercontinental belts. Scores were 118-109, 118-108 and 120-106.
*****
Klara Svensson (14-0, 5 KOs) is new the interim WBC female super lightweight champion after wining a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Marie Riederer (15-2-1, 10 KOs) by scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91.
*****
Cruiserweight Miki Nielsen (15-0, 12 KOs) scored a second round KO over Tamas Bajzeth (10-12-1, 5 KOs).
*****
In a battle of unbeaten jr middleweights, Arman Torosyan (13-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a first round KO over Torben Keller (10-1-1, 3 KOs).

 

KHAN LAYS OUT THE CHALLENGE

 

Amir Khan, after having sorted out some visa issues,  traveled to Las Vegas to witness superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr's return fight with Marcos Maidana. And, in speaking with the British media after Mayweather’s 12-round unanimous decision victory, Khan said he is convinced he has the blueprint to beat the now 47-0 great.
“After seeing him win I believe I will beat him,” Khan said. “Floyd, as we all know, isn’t the biggest puncher. His footwork has slowed down, he only throws single punches and gets hit a lot more. We all know Maidana isn’t the quickest, and he still got through with shots. Now it makes sense why the fight isn’t happening between me and Mayweather. Is he afraid of the speed, explosiveness and power? Floyd – let’s get it on!”
Outside of Manny Pacquiao Khan is arguably the best and most intriguing next opponent for Mayweather. Khan is scheduled to fight a TBA on December 6th (with rumors strongly suggesting the tough Josesito Lopez will get the fight), and assuming he wins what will be his second fight at welterweight, it could be Mayweather-Khan next May.
And whether Khan scores the upset win or not, one thing is sure: Khan will not resort to dirty tactics such as biting Mayweather as was reported or throwing him to the ground or hitting him in close with forearms.
 

 

Mayweather Jr., sigue haciendo de las suyas dominando de nuevo a Chino Maidana
Por Jaime Estrada

 

Antes de dar mi versión de lo que fue la pelea estelar de peso welter entre Maidana contra Mayweather Jr., les recuerdo que los momios tenían como favorito a Floyd 7x1, o sea que para ganar $100, tenias que arriesgar $700, lo bueno del asunto que mucha gente por lógica apostaron al favorito a ganar por decisión, lo que les pagaría la misma cantidad que pusieron.

 

Historia Completa

 

MORAES TAPS OUT BOLLINGER

 

 

Reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (14-4-1) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. continued his tear, notching his eighth consecutive victory with a second round submission (rear-naked choke) of fellow superstar Cody Bollinger (16-3-1) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. in the 147-pound catchweight main event and non-title affair at the World Series of Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, Sept. 13, live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

 

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RAMIREZ TO BE FEATURED GUEST

 

 

California Central Valley 2012 USA Olympian and undefeated (11-0, 8 KO's) professional Top Rank fighter Jose Ramirez will be a featured guest this Sunday from 12-2pm at the Mexican Independence Day celebration " Fiestas Patrias" in downtown Fresno, the weekend event draws upwards of 100,000 people. Ramirez will be located at the main Univision booth directly by the main stage to sign autographs, do meet and greets and will be giving the first 300 people that show up a free ticket to his Oct 25th Nationally Televised main event fight at the Selland Arena, "The Fight for Water 3".​​ Ramirez will make the trip down from Los Angeles where he has been training at the world famous Wild Card gym with Freddie Roach.
Also at the massive celebration this Sunday, Central Valley Fighters featured on the Oct 25th fight card, Kalisto Madera, Daniel Valdivia, Luis Ambrosio and Joe Lopez will be on hand from 2pm-6pm at the fight booth located by the beer garden to meet and greet the public and give away 200 tickets free to the first 200 people that come and see them.
"This is a big event and I'm honored to be apart of it this Sunday, I have been training hard to give the Central Valley the best I have Oct 25th, hope to see everyone this Sunday from 12-2pm at the Univision booth," said Jose Ramirez.

 

TARVER FIGHTING FOR HIS LEGACY

 

Antonio 'Magic Man' Tarver

Fighting for his legacy

Returns Sept. 29 vs. Johnathon Banks in Texas

 

The long, arduous journey continues later this month for 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 2004 U.S. Olympian Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The ultra-confident 45-year-old southpaw is on a mission to capture the world heavyweight title, undeniably securing his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all-time.

Tarver returns to the ring September 29 against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event, on a Golden Boy Promotions card, airing live on Fox Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

 

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September 12, 2014

WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS

 

 

Floyd Mayweather 146.5 vs. Marcos Maidana 146
(WBC/WBA welter, WBC superwelter titles)

Leo Santa Cruz 121 vs. Manuel Roman 122
(WBC super bantamweight title)

Miguel Vazquez 135 vs. Mickey Bey 134.5
(IBF lightweight title)

Alfredo Angulo 162 vs. James de la Rosa 161.5
Humberto Soto 140 vs. John Molina 139.5
Andrew Tabiti 195.5 vs. Caleb Grummet 195+ *overweight has 1hr
Damian Sosa 136.5 vs. Armando Lopes 139
Fabian Maidana 140 vs. Jared Teer 146.5
Kevin Newman 163.5 vs. Azat Umarzoda 162

Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions/Golden Boy
TV: PPV, Showtime

 

WEIGHTS FROM DENMARK

 


Photo: Photo Wende

 

Ivana Habazin 145.5 vs Cecilia Braekhus 142.9
WBC, WBA, WBO & IBF
World Female Welterweight Unification

Marie Riederer 138.5 vs Klara Svensson 138.5
Stefano Abatangelo 174.2 vs Erik Skoglund 174.6


Promoter: Sauerland Promotion
Venue: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers Hotel
 

KHAN GETS VISA

 

It’s nice to have friends in high places. Amir Khan has announced that he will now be at ringside for Mayweather-Maidana. After having his U.S. visa pulled, Khan asked British Prime Minister David Cameron for help.

 

DON'T MISS BOX FAN EXPO

 

A veritable Who’s Who of boxing: Mike Tyson (Iron Mike Productions), Lamon Brewster, James Toney, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, Roy Jones Jr., Riddick Bowe, Mikey Garcia, Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Al Bernstein, Robert Garcia and Mia St. John, among others will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center Saturday, Sept. 13 for the inaugural Box Fan Expo. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and coinciding with Mexican Independence Day and the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch that evening, the Box Fan Expo allows fans to meet and greet the sport’s legends, past and current champions and other celebrities of the sport, collect autographs, take photos and purchase merchandise and memorabilia.

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WEIGH IN OPEN TO PUBLIC

"MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2" OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 2:30 P.M. PT DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NOON PT

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM HIP-HOP ARTIST RICK ROSS AND LATIN POP ARTIST PRINCE ROYCE.

Official weigh-in for fighters on "MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2" takes place Friday, Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airing live on SHOWTIME. The event will kick-off with special performances by hip-hop artist Rick Ross and Latin pop artist Prince Royce.

Friday, September 12
Noon - Doors Open To The Public
1:45 p.m. - Prince Royce Performance
2:10 p.m. - Rick Ross Performance
2:30 p.m. - Official Weigh-In Begins
 
WHERE:  MGM GRAND
MGM Grand Garden Arena
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

HISTORY IN THE MAKING SATURDAY

History will be made in female boxing on September 13, 2014 when IBF Champion Ivana Habazin and WBC, WBA and WBO Champion Cecelia Braekhus meet in the ring at TAP 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark, each aiming to become the first undisputed female welterweight champion of the world. The fight, headlining a card properly titled “Making History,” will be the first unification fight in female boxing history where all four titles are on the line.
IBF President Daryl Peoples stated, “On behalf of the IBF, I wish both of these talented women the best of luck on this day and congratulate them on reaching this pinnacle in their careers. Ivana Habazin and Cecilia Braekhus have worked hard to get to this point and as an organization we are proud to be a part of this momentous event in the sport.”

HAZZARD RETURNS TO NJACB

Hall of Fame boxing official Larry Hazzard has been reinstated as commissioner of the New Jersey Athletic Control Board. Next week Hazzard replaces Aaron Davis, who is taking another state job. Hazzard headed the Control Board for 22 years before being ousted in 2007 due to a conflict with the NJ Attorney General’s Office, which oversees the boxing commission.

ORTIZ DESTROYS KAYODE

Luis Ortiz scored a first-round knockout over Lateef Kayode to claim the vacant WBA interim heavyweight belt Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Ortiz, a 6-foot-4, 234-pound southpaw, trapped Kayode in a corner and unloaded punches on him with a two-handed assault of about 15 unanswered punches — although it was the first left hand that badly hurt Kayode — before referee Robert Byrd stepped in and waved it off at 2 minutes, 55 seconds.
Kayode complained about the quick stoppage of the fight but clearly was not throwing punches back and Byrd had no choice but to stop the fight.
Ortiz (22-0, 19 KOs), 35, a Cuban defector living in Miami Becomes one of three titleholders recognized by the WBA. which has created multiple world titles in the same division in order to generate more sanctioning fees.

UNDERCARD FIGHTERS FINAL COMMENTS

"MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2" TELEVISED UNDERCARD FIGHTERS FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

Fighters on the televised undercard for "MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2" took center stage Thursday for the final press conference before they enter the ring this Saturday, Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on SHOWTIME® and SHOWTIME PPV®.

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SELDIN HEADLINING "ROCKIN FIGHTS 15

Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing is proud to present another installment of the popular "Rockin Fights" series on Friday, Sept. 19th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.
Headlining the card will be undefeated Jr. Welterweight Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (13-0 10KO's) Shirley, NY, takes on tough battle tested Ramesis Gil (8-8-5 5KO's) Santo Domingo, DR, in the 10 round main event.

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MORA SIGNS WITH HAYMON

33-year-old middleweight, Sergio Mora (26-3, 9 KOs) is the latest signee to the gigantic (and still growing) stable of advisor/manager Al Haymon.
Mora, who was previously self-managed and is promoted by Lou DiBella, has been actively pursuing main stage bouts with the likes of Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin, but had become frustrated after watching opportunity after opportunity pass him by.
Mora is best known for winning the first season of The Contender reality series in 2005 and for his hotly-contested draw with Shane Mosley in 2010.

RUMBLE CO-MAIN ANNOUNCED

 

Peter to Face Aubrey in Heavyweight Slugfest

 

'Bombs Away' in Rumble on the River Main Event in Oklahoma City on September 27
 

The opponents have been announced for the co-main events on Saturday, September 27, 2014's, "Rumble on the River" at OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, presented by Ivaylo Gotzev and his Epic Sports and Entertainment.

In the night's eight-round heavyweight "bombs away" co-main event, hard-hitting former WBC Champion Samuel Peter (34-5, 27 KOs) will return for the first time in three years to face former ECHL hockey enforcer turned heavyweight KO artist Ron "The Iceman" Aubrey (12-3, 12 KOs) from Oklahoma City.

 

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