Krzysztof Wlodarczyk battles Grigory Drozd for Cruiser title in Moscow Sptember 27

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On September 27th in Moscow, WBC Cruiserweight Champion, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KOs) will have tough test fighting rugged Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KOs).

Wlodarczyk defends his crown for the 7th time. Fiodor Lapin who trains him, revealed snippets of tactics explaining:

“Against Drozd our strategy will be different than the one we used on the Rakhim Chakkiev bout, who was knocked by Wlodarczyk in 8 rounds. Rakhim is an offensive boxer. He is always attacking his rivals bodies and aiming for the head. Drozd is different. He is a fast agile boxer, who’s resistant and he is also in great shape. We never underestimate our opponents. That is the reason we had achieved successful past defenses.
“In Drozd’s last bout he had a great fight against Mateusz Masternak. We are carefully studying him and we will formulate a perfect plan for victory.”

“Krzysztof is capable of being a specialist defensive boxer but he’s also an expert offensive boxer. We have several options. Wlodarczyk is versatile and his main virtues are patience, character, and the confidence he has in himself. We are sure he will successfully defend the WBC belt again.”

Mchunu-Wilson Weigh-in Weights and Photos‏

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Thabiso Mchunu 199 vs. Garrett Wilson 193
Karl Dargan 134 vs. Angino Perez 134
Sullivan Barrera 173 vs. Eric Watkins 175
Joseph Perez 132 vs. Agustine Mauras 134
Piotr Apostol 133 vs. Tyrell White 136
Charles Foster 174 vs. Robert Jackson 182
Anthony Everett 153 vs. David Wilson 158

Venue: Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, CT
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBC

Donaire-Walters World Title Rumble, Saturday, Oct. 18, Live on HBO‏

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Top Rank announced today that 2012 Fighter of the Year and four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and undefeated world champion Nicholas  “The Axe Man” Walters will battle it out to determine the undisputed World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world champion. Donaire vs. Walters will take place Saturday, October 18, at StubHub! Center in Carson, California.

It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also feature WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin defending his titles against World Boxing Council (WBC) interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio. Golovkin vs. Rubio and its undercard are presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions, in association with Promociones Del Pueblo

Donaire and Walters boast a combined record of 57-2 (41 KOs) — a winning percentage of 97% and a victory by knockout ratio of 72%. When it comes to these two world featherweight champions, “You could have knocked me over with a feather,” is more than just a figure of speech! Continue reading

Results from Manchester, NH for Fight To Educate‏

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Vermont junior middleweight Chis Gilbert (12-1, 9 KOs) edged previously undefeated Steven Matthews (4-1, 2 KOs) by way of an eight-round decision in tonight’s main event on the 13th annual Fight To Educate Pro-Am show at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Matthews, fighting out of Greensboro (NC), held a decisive advantage early in the fight until Gilbert caught him with a powerful right that sent him to the canvas for the lone knockdown of the evening. Matthews barely beat the count and was saved by the bell. The two fighters went back and forth the remainder of the fight in which the single knockdown was the difference (76-75 on all three judges’ scorecards.

In the co-feature, Whitman (MA) super middleweight Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a technical knockout victory, decking Gundrick “Sho-Gun” King (19-12, 11 KOs) with a vicious body shot. Referee Dave Greenwood stopped the fight at 2:39 of the third round. DeLuca, who is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was a machine gunner in Afghanistan, had hammered King with a relentless body attack from the opening bell. Continue reading

Carlos Takam and Alexander Povetkin will clash in Moscow

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A great heavyweight fight is just around the corner on October 25th in Moscow, Russia. This is where the WBC Silver Champ, Carlos Takam(30-1-1, 23 KOs) from Cameroon, will defend his title against the tough Russian, Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KOs).

In his last fight, Alexander Takam, conquered the WBC heavyweight Silver crown, defeating Tony Thompson, by decision last June in a bout that took place in France.

Povetkin had an amazing victory by knocking out, Manuel Charr, in the fight where he conquered the WBC International title.
Takam is bigger and has a great punching power, While Povetkin is more experienced- an intriguing blend and balance.

Mchunu-Wilson Final Press Conference Quotes & Photos‏

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Kathy Duva

- Welcome everyone to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino. This is going to be our fourth show on broadcast NBC. We are very proud to bring boxing back to network television. This card is going to bring a lot of excitement to the Saturday afternoon line-up. We plan on making boxing fans out of casual fans with this card.

Thank you to Foxwoods. I want to thank the commission. It is such a pleasure to work with the staff here. Tickets are still available through http://www.ticketmaster.com and through Foxwoods box office. Special discounts are still available. It is going to be an exciting afternoon of boxing. Come out, enjoy the fights and then take advantage of all that Foxwoods has to offer.

With these fights we have the potential for absolutely anything to happen. The cruiserweight division is what the heavyweight division used to be years ago. The most electrifying fights take place in this division. They are the same size that Joe Frazier was when he was in his prime. They changed the name of the heavyweight division. The current heavyweights are twice the size of what they used to be. People in the heavyweight division are outweighing their opponents by 50 pounds. I have struggled to understand why the cruiserweight division isn’t popular.

This is going to be a great fight. They are coming to win. That is what makes this sport so exciting. Continue reading

Victoriosos Carlos Narváez, Angel Acosta, Charlie Clemente y Janiel Rivera en Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo, R.D. 18 de septiembre –
Los prospectos Carlos “Kid” Narváez, Angel “Tito” Acosta, Charlie Clemente y el contendor al título mundial Janiel “Pottoto” Rivera obtuvieron el triunfo en cada uno de sus compromisos en el complejo deportijo Luperón en la capital Quisqueyana. Por su parte Janiel Rivera se midió a Ramón Emilio Cedano a quien derribó en dos ocaciones con contundentes ganchos de izquierda durante el segundo y tercer asalto.

Janiel venció vía decisión unánime y mejoró su record a 12 victorias 2 derrotas, 2 empates y 7 nocauts. El prospecto invicto Angel “Tito” Acosta continuó su arrolladora racha de victorias por la vía rápida al detener al 1:10 del segundo asalto a Joan Manuel Polanco y mejoró su marca a 8 victorias sin derrotas con 8 nocauts. Carlos “Kid” Narváez retornó con éxito al ensogado luego de una prolongada inactividad al dominar ampliamente a Johvanny Duran por decisión unánime en cuatro asaltos. “Kid” Narváez mejoro su record a siete victorias sin derrotas y 5 nocauts. Ademas el también invicto Charlie Clemente mantuvo su invicto al detener a Edaurdo Juan en el segundo asalto. Charlie mantiene su invicto y mejora su record a 7 victorias con 4 nocauts.