In a year where the UFC has been largely snake bitten with cards and fights cancelled due to injuries on what felt like a weekly basis; the promotion gets a needed boost when Georges St Pierre returns from knee surgery to defend his Welterweight title against Carlos Condit.
GSP has already solidified himself as one of the greatest fighters in Mixed Martial Arts history. His athleticism is so vast that his takedowns have become as, or more, dominant than Collegiate national champion wrestlers without having any experience in the sport. The speed in his shot is unrivaled in the weight class and you have to think that’s the battle plan for the champion as wrestling is the only weakness in his challenger’s game.
ARETI MASTRODOUKA AIMS HIGH - GETS HER FIRST TITLE SHOT THIS SUNDAY
Author: GIANLUCA (RIO) DI CARO Photo: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
Areti Mastrodouka in action against Julija Cvetkova
LONDON - Former World Kickboxing Champion and World Number 2 Amateur Boxer, Areti Mastrouka is used to sporting success, but even she couldn’t have imagined that she would be challenging for her first title, on just her fourth outing, and just eight months since her transition to the pro boxing ranks.
But she is and this coming Sunday Greek born Areti will face tough Welsh lass Lana Cooper, for the vacant International Masters Super Feath..........
VILORIA V. MARQUEZ FLYWEIGHT UNIFICATION PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEOS
Author: MARC ABRAMS
SAN DIEGO (November 16, 2012)—THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!! one of the most anticipated bout of 2012 will take place at the Los Angeles Sports Arena as WBO Flyweight champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria takes on WBA champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez in a unification bout that will prove 112 pound supremacy.
In the co-feature, one of boxing’s best fighters, Roman “Chocolatio” Gonzalez (33-0, 28 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua will look to make the fifth defense of the WBA Light Flyweight title when he takes on fellow power puncher Juan Francisco Estrada (22-1, 18 KO’s)
Below are videos from Thursday’s Press conference which feature the Press Conference plus exclusive interviews with Viloria, Marquez and Gonzalez
Brian Viloria Viloria – Marrquez Roman Gonzalez Press Conference
The bout can be seen live in the United States on Wealt..........
VIDEO: ANTONIO DEMARCO TALKS ABOUT HIS UPCOMING FIGHT WITH ADRIEN BRONER
Author: MARIO SERRANO
TALKS ABOUT FIGHTING ADRIEN BRONER
WBC Lightweight Champion Antonio DeMarco Talks About His Upcoming Fight With Adrien Broner. Part 1
WBC Lightweight Champion Antonio DeMarco Talks About His Upcoming Fight With Adrien Broner. Part 2
WBC Lightweight Champion Antonio DeMarco Talks About His Upcoming Fight With Adrien Broner. Part 3
WBC Lightweight Champion Antonio DeMarco Talks About His Upcoming Fight With Adrien Broner. Part 4
Broner vs. DeMarco, a 12-round fight for DeMarco's WBC Lightweight World Championship will take place Saturday, November 17 at Boardwalk Ha..........
Froch quotes from today's official weigh-in: "I've trained just as hard for this fight as I did for the Bute fight. The training, the physical side of it: the runs, the groundwork and the sparring, have been just as hard as last time. You've got to be in tip-top shape for every single fight, if I turned up 50-percent fit for Mack then I'm probably going to get beat. It's as simple as that. I can't just take my foot off the gas and think, 'Oh, I've got an easy fight.' There's no such thing as an easy fight, so I turn up fully prepared for whoever I'm fighting.
Liam Walsh has been forced to withdraw from his WBO World Lightweight title challenge against champion Ricky Burns after suffering a back injury in a car accident earlier this week.
The unbeaten Cromer star, 26, was due to face Burns on Saturday 15th December at the ExCeL London, but after receiving expert medical advice he has been told to rest and not resume training for four weeks.
Burns, from Coatbridge in Scotland, will still headline Frank Warren's big multi-title show with the third defence of his title against a new challenger to be announced shortly.
An action-packed show features Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Champion George Groves defending his title against the Road Warrior Glen Johnson in an exciting chief supporting contest, and big-punching Billy Joe Saunders defends his Commonwealth Middleweight title against Nick Blackwell with the Vacant British title also on the line.
Walsh, who holds the Commonwealth and WBO European titles, said, "I'm devastated at the moment that I’m not going to be challenging Burns for the world title. I have followed the advice of the doctors and withdrawn from the fight. The doctors have said hopefully I'll be able to ..........
QUOTES FROM 'FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS' MEDIA CONFERENCE AT MAGIC CITY
Author: BIG MEDIA BUZZ
A press conference was held yesterday at the Magic City Casino in Miami to discuss the Friday, January 4, season-opening broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights, live from Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino.
Headlining the Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions, in association with the Magic City Casino, event entitled "Friday Night Fights at Magic City Casino" will be a 12-round super featherweight main event between Miami's own Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs), currently ranked #5 in the world by the IBF, against fellow undefeated prospect and Afghani-Canadian Arash Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs), who is ranked #8 in the world by the WBA.
In the co-featured televised bout, Puerto Rican powerhouse Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs) takes on highly regarded Philadelphian Derek "Pooh" Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs) in a junior middleweight 10-rounder.
The fighters who’ll compete in the co-feature tomorrow/Nov. 16, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., had to be separated by their camps after a mini-melee broke out Thursday during the weigh-in.
The fracas between super welterweights Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (22-1-1, 13 KOs), of Miami (pictured at the left), and James “Shotgun” Winchester (15-5, 5 KOs), of Greensboro, N.C., came after Hernandez shoved Winchester before they were to pose for cameras after they both weighed in. Their 10-round clash, which will open the telecast, was just added to the televised portion of the event late Wednesday. No one enjoyed the commotion more than Hall of Fame promoter, Don King.
Both fighters made weight; Hernandez tipped the scale at 156 pounds, Winchester 155¾.
Undefeated lightweights Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (13-0, 10 KOs), of Miami, Fla., and Johnny Garcia (13-0, 8 KOs), of Holland, Mich., collide in the ShoBox main event.
Garcia made the contracted weight (135 pounds) easily, coming in at 133¾ pounds. Santana came in 1¾ pounds overweight, however, and had two hours to shed the excess poundage.
ADRIEN BRONER GOING FOR SECOND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY ON HBO
Author: RR PROMOTIONS
CINCINNATI (Nov. 16, 2012) - This Saturday night marks another evening of the "Adrien Broner Show." That's what the world champion boxer called his 12-round fight against Antonio DeMarco at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The native Cincinnatian will be attempting to gain his second world title against DeMarco, this time the WBC lightweight championship. It was nearly a year ago when Broner won the WBO super featherweight championship in his hometown. Since then Broner has continued to rise to stardom now becoming a fixture in the global boxing scene and fighting in front of HBO-televised audiences.
At the young age of 23, the future has a lot offer for Broner, and the next step is against the experienced Mexican, DeMarco. With a 28-2-1 (21 KOs) record, DeMarco is looking to finish off his best year in the sport. It started last October when he rallied for one of the most exciting knockout finishes of 2011 over Jorge Linares to win the world title. Since then, DeMarco has won twice more, the latest being a first round stoppage over a 24-1 John Molina in September.
UFC 154: GEORGES ST. PIERRE VS. CARLOS CONDIT – A CLOSER LOOK
Author: ARMANDO ROMO JUNIOR
Barely a week out from its visit to China, the UFC heads across the globe for their final Canada event this year. As a special treat for the Canadian audience the UFC 154 main event features a rare title unification showcasing the very best 170-pound fighters. Hosting this illustrious chapter in welterweight history will be Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Carlos Condit, the UFC Interim Welterweight Champion takes on returning UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St. Pierre at the Bell Centre. The last welterweight unification happened in 2008 at UFC 83: St. Pierre vs. Serra 2 when the UFC held its first ever show in Canada. Georges unified the titles by stopping Serra via 2nd round TKO at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Fast forward four years later; the unified title is again up for grabs in the same country, same arena, and with the same name on the marquee. Can Georges recreate history or does Condit write his own in hostile territory with the upset this Saturday night?
Greg Jackson trained fighter, Georges “Rush” St .Pierre (22-2) suffered 2 knee injuries during training which canceled dual high profile fights; the first being his UFC 137 match against Condit in October of 2011. The second: a torn ACL prior to his fight with Nick Diaz at this past February’s UFC 143, resulting in a 19-month hiatus. Now rested and healthy, the division’s ruler rises to reclai..........
UFC RETURNS TO CHICAGO WITH JOHNSON VS DODSON JAN 26
Las Vegas, Nevada– UFC® flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson makes his first ever title defense against current number one contender and The Ultimate Fighter®season 14 winner John Dodson on Saturday, Jan. 26 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship®returns to United Center in Chicago, Ill.
Unbeaten in his last three performances, Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152 in September to earn the inaugural UFC flyweight championship, while Dodson earned his shot at the title following a TKO victory over Jussier Formiga in October.
In the night’s co-main event, former UFC light heavyweight championQuinton “Rampage” Jackson takes on the heavy-handedGlover Teixeira, while final WEC® lightweight champion and Milwaukee’s ownAnthony Pettis meets the always excitingDonald Cerrone in an explosive matchup.
In addition, UFC® on FOX: JOHNSON vs. DODSONalso features three prominent Chicago-based UFC stars and an exciting lightweight contest between surging contenders:
VILORIA V. MARQUEZ FLYWEIGHT UNIFICATION BOUT SATURDAY ON WEALTHTV & WEALTHTV.COM
Author: MARC ABRAMS
SAN DIEGO (November 14, 2012)—THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!! one of the most anticipated bout of 2012 will take place at the Los Angeles Sports Arena as WBO Flyweight champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria takes on WBA champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez in a unification bout that will prove 112 pound supremacy.
The bout can be seen live in the United States on WealthTV and www.wealthtv.com beginning at 9pm eastern.
This fight card begins a five week stretch of some of the best boxing action in the world on WealthTV and www.wealthtv.com
On November 30th, undefeated Heavyweight sensation David Price (14-0, 12 KO’s) takes on former world title challenger Matt Skelton.
The very next day, Undefeated Heavyweight Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s) takes on American proven veteran Kevin Johnson.
December 6th, WealthTV and Wealthtv.com will be re-broadcasting the WBC Super Featherweight championship bout between Takahiro Ao and Gamaliel Diaz
ABNER COTTO GOES FOR 15 IN A ROW ON NOVEMBER 17 AGAINST ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ ON "SÓLO BOXEO TECATE"
Author: MONICA SEARS / GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
LOS ANGELES, November 14 - The latest member of the Cotto family to make his mark on the world boxing map is unbeaten junior lightweight Abner Cotto, who will be looking for his 15th professional win without a loss on Saturday, November 17 when he meets up with Mexico's Alejandro Rodriguez in the main event of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" from the Coliseo Roger Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The six round co-main event will feature a meeting of two of the top junior lightweight prospects from the island, as Cataño's Edgardo Lopez faces Bayamon's Orlando Vazquez.
In non-televised action, unbeaten Puerto Rican junior lightweight prospect Carlos Ivan Velasquez returns to the ring for the first time in over two years.
Cotto vs. Rodriguez is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. On fight night, doors open at 6:00 p.m., the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In the world of college sports, next weekend presents rivalry football games all across the nation. Amongst those great rivalries stands one between two Southern California colleges in UCLA and USC. The historic meeting between the two schools dates back to 1929 when the schools first met. Before the game takes place Saturday afternoon, the chance for the schools to claim bragging rights will take place Friday night in a boxing ring. The LA Collegiate Boxing Invitational is presented by the Los Angeles Athletic Club and Espada Boxing.
In the main event USC vs UCLA will meet in bouts sanctioned by the National Collegiate Boxing Association. While the football game is another staple in the many events that the two schools use to claim superiority over the other, what better than a boxing match to prove who really is the top dog. Ramon Espada is the promoter of the event and as he explains the event serves to not only entertain fans of boxing but fans of the two schools and their athletic programs.
“This is our 3rd year doing this event with the Athletic Club. Duke Llewellyn who was really good friends with John Wooden and it was his dying wish to bring boxing back to the club,” said Espada. Llewellyn who was a three-sport athlete while attending USC formed a friendship with UCLA’s famed coach Wooden and helped form the John R.Wooden Award in 1977. His history in boxing goe..........
CARLOS MOLINA WANTS TO HELP GENNADY GOLOVKIN WITH HIS SEARCH FOR AN OPPONENT
Author: BIG MEDIA BUZZ
CARLOS MOLINA WANTS TO HELP GENNADY GOLOVKIN WITH HIS SEARCH FOR AN OPPONENT
The world's "Uncrowned" #1 154-lb contender "King" Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) is offering help to WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin with his quest to find an opponent.
Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, was recently quoted as claiming that no one wants to face his fighter, and so far no opponent for Golovkin has been announced.
"I will!" said the eager Molina. "We can do it at 154 or at any weight between 154 AND 160 lbs. It doesn't matter to me. If you want a top opponent to face, here I am. Let's do this."
Russia's Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) is scheduled for a January 19 HBO appearance in New York, and Sanchez went so far as claiming Edwin Rodriguez turned down a half million dollars for the fight.
Despite the five losses on his ledger, Molina truly is the uncrowned number one contender. His 20-5-2 record includes draws with Erislandy Lara and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., both fights most people thought he clearly won. His disqualification against Kirkland was one of boxing's truly low moments, and he also ended up on the wrong end of several other bad split-decision losses early in his career.
Visit the Matchroom Boxing YouTube page for interviews form yesterday's press conference:
HOBOKEN, N.J. (November 14, 2012) - International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Carl "The Cobra" Froch (29-2, 21 KOs) has warned challenger Yusaf Mack (31-4, 17 KOs) that he will pay for his pre-fight jibes when the pair meet Saturday, headlining the "True Brit" pay-per-view event (in the U.S.), live from Nottingham, United Kingdom.
"True Brit," presented by Matchroom Boxing, will be distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3:00 PM/ET - 12:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
"True Brit" will also be available to view via Fight Now TV, America's only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel, on Cablevision channel 464 as part of the iO Gold package, as well as online at: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/True_Brit_Froch_vs_Mack/1722.
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Curiosidades & Trivias
Benny Leonard, Ted "Kid" Lewis, Henry Armstrong, Billy Conn, y Manuel Ortiz son miembros del Salón de Fama. ¿Que mas tienen en común?
Todos perdieron sus primeras peleas como profesional. De hecho Miguel Cantos y los campeones pesos completos Bonescrusher Smith y Mike Weaver perdieron en su debut también.