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Paul Williams-Sergio Martinez II: That's more like it. Way, way, way more like it. It's no secret that boxing is having a pretty terrible year, but Williams-Martinez II represents a meaningful thaw in the permafrost that is the tundra of 2010. Even when 2010 has had its good moments, something's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
When Josh Koscheck burst onto the MMA scene, he was an accomplished wrestler, but a raw fighter. A spot on the cast of the first season of "The Ultimate Fighter" changed all that. The unknown fighter has turned into one of the more successful and popular fighters to come from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Filed under: Boxing RumorsMiami's legendary 5th Street Gym, where Hall of Famer, Angelo Dundee, trained champions such as Muhammad Ali and Luis Rodriguez, is rising from the canvas. Called "The Notre Dame and Yankee Stadium of boxing all rolled into one" by Fight Doctor Ferdie Pacheco, Ali's former ingside physician,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
There's no such thing as a 24-hour news cycle in mixed martial arts. MMA Weekly reported last night that Vitor Belfort had to dump out of the Yushin Okami fight at UFC 122. It turns out that it wasn't an injury. Update: On Facebook, Belfort's trainer Shawn Tompkins indicated that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Paul Williams is set to get his first title shot since his 2008 welterweight defeat to Carlos Quintana when he takes on WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez in November. Williams has been avoided for sometime due to his awkward frame. The likes of Manny Pacquiao and Kelly Pavlik have avoided... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Check out exclusive pictures from Ultimate Fight Night 22 from Tracy Lee. Look for a flying knee from Charles Oliveira, Cole Miller's smooth submission and Nate Marquardt's silky smooth legs. Sugar Ray Leonard Sugar Ray Robinson Rocky Marciano Vitali Klitschko Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Filed under: WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, Golden Boy Promotions, Boxing Rumors, HBO, FanHouse Exclusive FanHouse caught up to WBA welterweight (140 pounds) champion Amir Khan of England. He will make the fourth defense of his crown opposite WBA interim counterpart Marcos Rene Maidana of Argentina in an HBO-televised fight on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show Jeremy Stephens, who meets fellow lightweight Melvin Guillard on the pay-per-view portion of this weekend's UFC 119 event. Additionally, former WEC champion Miguel Torres calls in to discuss next week's WEC 51 main-card bout with Charlie Valencia. MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from 12-2 p.m.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Filed under: Golden Boy Promotions, Boxing Rumors, Top Rank PromotionsGolden Boy Promotions filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Nevada on Tuesday against rival Top Rank Promotions, its CEO, Bob Arum, and CFO, David Lopez, accusing the duo of racketeering and fraud and seeking damages in the range... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Unlike other combat sports, and simulated combat, the art of the ring entrance is often lost in boxing. Frequently, television networks won't show entrances at all, opting to talk over graphics or highlight packages instead. When networks do decide to air fighters' ring walks, we're often met with a steady... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Tickets for the UFC's November return to Germany are now on sale. UFC executives on Monday officially announced the show, which takes place Nov. 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. A pre-sale is already underway for UFC Fight Club members, newsletter subscribers can purchase tickets Tuesday at 4... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Friend of the site (and quality boxing writer in his own right) Hamilton Nolan recently proposed a fun idea to me, based on our mutual slavish fanboyishness for YURIORKIS GAMBOA! Gamboa, you see, never cracks my pound-for-pound top-20 list, and Mr. Nolan thinks he should, based primarily on his stratospheric... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Jamie Varner said he's ready to move past - or maybe just store away - the controversy that's marked the build-up to his highly anticipated rematch with Donald Cerrone at next week's WEC 51 event. Varner said he's grown up in the 20 months since their first fight and won't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Mixed martial artists get pretty good attention from the local Las Vegas media but back in April, Mike Whitehead made the local news for all the wrong reasons. He was accused of sexual assault. The female accuser and a friend hit Whitehead's home for barbecue. The women asked to stay... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Chael Sonnen has been suspended one-year and fined $2,500 by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for high testosterone levels following his loss to middleweight champ Anderson Silva at UFC 117 on Aug. 7. Sonnen can file an appeal within 30-days, but reportedly admitted to taking a banned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Showtime officials have plucked from their EliteXc video archives the first fight between Nick Diaz and K.J. Noons. The fighters, of course, meet Oct. 9 when Diaz puts his Strikeforce welterweight title on the line against Noons at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II." The first meeting, held in the now-defunct... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
"The Ultimate Fighter 12" coach Josh Koscheck often incites a wide variety of emotions from those around him. Depending on who you talk to, the top welterweight contender is either a future champion of the sport or a wretched villain. For "TUF 12" cast member Marc Stevens, the emotion is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Filed under: WBA, WBC, WBO, Golden Boy Promotions, Boxing Rumors, HBO, FanHouse Exclusive FanHouse caught up to HBO's Kery Davis, the senior vice president of sports programming, to address the network's focus on the junior welterweight (140 pounds) division, perhaps the sport's deepest and most talented weight class. While WBA... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
The Ultimate Fighter 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero has been released by the UFC following his loss to Charles Oliveira last Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 22, but is already in talks with Strikeforce and Bellator for his return. Forrest Griffin Ryan Bader Thiago Alves Muhammed Ali Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Unlike other combat sports, and simulated combat, the art of the ring entrance is often lost in boxing. Frequently, television networks won't show entrances at all, opting to talk over graphics or highlight packages instead. When networks do decide to air fighters' ring walks, we're often met with a steady... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Jim Miller's been called midget by a previous opponent and he was facing a giant of the lightweight division in Gleison Tibau, but challengers are quickly learning that the little guy has plenty of fight in him. Miller consistently found a home for his straight left and avoided staying on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
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Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog
Filed under: Golden Boy Promotions, Boxing Rumors, HBO Junior middleweight (154 pounds) former world champion Sergio Mora weighed in at 157 pounds compared to ex-titlist Shane Mosley's 154 even for Saturday night's HBO pay per view, Golden Boy Promotions' clash at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, meaning that Mora... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Chris Boshoff's blog