Antoine Douglas ready for Jose Medina this Friday in Somerset, NJ‏

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This Friday night at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, undefeated Middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KO’s) will take on tough veteran Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KO’s) of Tilton, NH in a eight round bout that will headline a big night of boxing promoted by GH3 Promotions.

Douglas of Burke, Virginia has been training hard for this bout as he is coming off the first blemish of his career when he was held to a majority draw against former world title challenger Michel Soro on July 25.

“Everything has been good. I have been training real hard for this fight,” said Douglas.

Douglas was seemingly cruising to a victory as he used a consistent punch output and was firmly in control of the bout until a right hand in the 8th round changed things and Douglas held on for the draw. The bout proved to be a big learning experience for the 22 year-old.

“I learned that I need to be fighting at 160 lbs,” in reference to the bout being contested at 157 lbs where Douglas weighed in at a just 155 1/2. Continue reading

Andy Ruiz plans to polish untarnished record against Kenny Lemos this Saturday

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Mexican heavyweight, Andy Ruiz Jr, is in action on Saturday in Fresno, California, fighting American Kenny Lemos (12-8-2, 8 KOs), in a ten rounder.

Undefeated with 22 victories and 16 KO´s, NABF heavyweight champion, Ruiz Jr, has been training in Las Vegas, Nevada and now he’s Fresno bound, along with his team.

Born in Mexicali, Ruiz Jr is one of the great hopes for Mexico to finally celebrate a heavyweight Champion.

Andy Jr. hasn’t swapped blows or bows, since he last May. Back then, he knocked out Manuel Quezada in the second round, when his NABF title was on the line.

This bout between Ruiz and Lemos will be keenly scrutinized by the pundits, as both fighters pack great power, so a KO is on the cards. Andy who’s handly with a quote or two, claims it’ll be just dandy to close this year with the impact of yet another hard hitting triumph.

Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves On December 13

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Former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. returns to the ring where he will battle one-time interim welterweight world champion Diego Chaves in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109). The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST. The telecast will open with World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Mauricio Herrera defending his title against undefeated contender Jose Benavidez, Jr.

These four gladiators boast a combined record of 96-7 (53 KOs) — a winning ratio of 93% with over half of those victories coming by way knockout.

“I’m excited to get back into the ring and showcase myself,” Bradley told ESPN.com. “Chaves is not that well known but the boxing fans know him. The boxing fans know that this guy can fight and that it won’t be a walk in the park for me. I think it’s going to be a great fight. I can’t wait.” Continue reading

Alberto Machado Listo Para Alvin Torres

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El combate semiestelar de la cartelera que Cotto Promotions junto a Top Rank y H2 Entertainment presentarán el sábado primero de noviembre en el coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, de Caguas, estelarizada por el excampeón mundial Wilfredo ‘Papito’ Vázquez, es lo que popularmente se conoce como una “prueba de fuego”.

En el mismo, el junior ligero Alberto ‘El Explosivo’ Machado, de San Juan, expondrá su invicto de ocho victorias, seis de ellas por nocaut, ante el aiboniteño Alvin Torres (8-1-2 y seis) en un choque a ocho episodios. “La gente que conoce cómo es mi estilo sabe que va a ser una pelea aguerrida, que debe ser del agrado del público”, dijo recientemente Machado, manejado por Juan de León y entrenado, en el gimnasio de Parcelas Falú, por los veteranos Víctor Montañez y Jim Pagán.

“Debe ser una pelea fuerte, pero creo que la compañía, con la que estoy muy agradecido, ha notado esa madurez en mí y la fortaleza que tengo por mi entrenamiento, y por eso ya me están poniendo a pelear a ocho asaltos en apenas mi novena pelea como profesional”. Machado viene de pelear en el mismo escenario el pasado 16 de agosto, cuando noqueó en el cuarto episodio a Eliezer Agosto Torres, sin embargo, no pelea desde que perdió por decisión ante el invicto Edgar Sasso López en agosto del año pasado, cuando disputó el cetro caribeño del CMB (CABOFE). Continue reading

Long Island Boxing Event on November 13‏

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On Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 7 pm, Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) will proudly present a night of world-class professional boxing at the luxurious The Space at Westbury, in Westbury, New York.

Produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions and sponsored by Westbury Jeep Chrysler Dodge Long Island, the event will feature Plainview, New York’s Tommy “The Razor” Rainone (21-5-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBC Fecarbox Welterweight Championship.

On the undercard, Ireland’s hottest new boxing export, “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (19-0-1, 7 KOs), the undefeated junior middleweight sensation from Kildare, Ireland, will fight in an eight-rounder; Brooklyn, New York via Puerto Rico’s WBO World Female Lightweight Champion, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (21-1-1, 16 KOs), will appear in an eight-round bout; and undefeated heavyweight KO artist Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (9-0-1, 9 KOs) will go six rounds. Continue reading

Golovkin destroys Rubio; Walters annihilates Donaire

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By Hilmar Rojas Erazo

StubHub Center, Carson, California - Middleweight 160 lbs Super champion of the World Boxing Association, Gennady Golovkin conquered a new victory by way of KO, this time with the extra to stay with the interim version of the WBC.

Golovkin fought the Mexican Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio, who on Friday was over the 160 lbs, and decided to pay the penalty. They both climbed into the ring and staged a fight that disappoint on one side in two rounds.

The Kazakh always imposed, he was fast, flaunting his power punches, and imposing the distance. Rubio got over the first round, but it was all a matter of time.

In the second round, Golovkin caught Rubio with a right hand that weakened him and also left that sent him to the canvas at minute 1:19”.

Golovkin record improves to 31-0, y 28 KO.

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The featherweight 126 lbs champion of the World Boxing Association, Jamaican Nicholas Walters, was not intimidated by the name of the undisputed champion Nonito Donaire, and annihilated him in the sixth round.

Walters and Donaire were cautious in first round, where the Caribbean showed what the Filippino would have to put up the rest of the fight. However, in the second round, Donaire was able to connect a right hand, at the same time the bell rang that moved the intrepid “Axeman”, who recovered in his corner.

The third round showed a more cautious Walters, who perhaps was still recovering, but ended up aggressive as previous episodes. Donaire was already showing signs of the punishment, with a cut on the right eyelid that was beginning to swell.

The rest of the fight was a battle where Walters made the best attacks and dominated widely.

Walters promised to win by KO in the rounds 5 or 6 and kept his promise with a right hand that sent Donaire to the canvas in the sixth round. Raul Caiz Jr. made the count but the Filipino decided not to continue.

The Jamaican record continues to be impeccable after 25 fights with 21 KO’s.

‘Manny’Rodriguez demolishes Miguel Cartagena‏, grabs WBO Latino title

Photos by Esdel Palermo / Fresh Boxing

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One of Puerto Rico’s upcoming stars, Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez (10-0, 6 KO’s) demolished former two time United States National Champion, Miguel ‘No Fear’ Cartagena (13-2, 5 KO’s) of Philadelphia in the first round to capture the vacant WBO Latino title at the bantamweight ( 118lbs ) division in a 10-round bout held at the Cosme Beitia Coliseum in Cataño, Puerto Rico.

Since the beginning of the bout, Rodriguez was the aggressor, connecting accurate straight right hands on Cartagena’s face, which gave Rodriguez an opening to land a powerful left uppercut to the chin that immediately ended the fight. Cartagena was in very bad shape after the fight.

“I want to thank God for this victory. My respect goes to Team Cartagena for accepting this fight in Puerto Rico. I must say, Cartagena is a very humble person”, said Rodríguez that also commented “the training for this bout was really hard because we knew how good Cartagena is. I did my job, and I’m very grateful with my trainer Jim Pagán for his effort during training camp, and I can’t forget to thanks the fans for showing me so much support in my first title fight”. Continue reading