J’Leon Love, Badou Jack, Mickey Bey and Chris PearsonRegister Brutal Knockout Victories Live on SHOWTIME®
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather’s “The Money Team’’ fighters went 4-0 in fights Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® from Little Creek Casino Resort.
Each won by convincing knockout, much to the delight of Floyd, who watched from ringside.
“I'm proud of my team,’’ he said. “We have a talented group of fighters and they proved that tonight. It was a nice crowd of boxing fans and I enjoyed myself. The city of Shelton, Wash., welcomed us with open arms and the hospitality was great! I'm looking forward putting on more exciting shows like the one Mayweather Promotions put on tonight.’’
In the main event on the Mayweather Promotions-promoted card, undefeated J’Leon Love (16-0, 1 NC, 9 KO’s), of Las Vegas by way of Inkster, Mich., scored a sixth-round knockout over Philadelphia’s LaJuan Simon (23-5-2, 1 ND, 12 KO’s).
HOOK TO THE
having great expectations of leaving the ICU this coming week, we continue
to sit in the same waiting room that, more than a room, has become our
habitat. We have learned so many things about life during this stage,
valuing many things that we usually take for granted, things that we don’t
appreciate at first sight but that still are there, something like a
simple smile, a kind word of courage or a pat on the back that makes life
In their third and final encounter, WBC cruiserweight
Krzysztof “Diabolo” Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KOs) won when mandatory
challenger Giacobbe Fragomeni (31-4-2, 12 KOs) could not continue after
six rounds on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The
32-year-old Wlodarczyk dropped Fragomeni, twelve years his senior, with a
left hook on a break at the end of round four. Fragomeni barely beat the
count. The fight was stopped between rounds six and seven due to a cut
under Fragomeni’s left eye. Time :01 of round seven. Wlodarczyk is now
2-0-1 against Fragomeni.
In a year of classic fights, heavyweights Mark
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva delivered one of their own in the main event of UFC Fight
Night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland,
Australia, giving fans 25 minutes of blood, guts, skill, and will before
the judges rendered a majority draw verdict that was probably the only
decision that no one is likely to complain about.
"Baby Jake" Matlala was a sporting
hero who will be sorely missed, former president Thabo Mbeki said in
paying tribute to him on Saturday.
Invicta is offering a FREE one-hour live viewing in North America, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, available via all aforementioned PPV carriers and The Fight Network in Canada. Viewers worldwide may also watch the free bouts, featuring Sarah D' Alelio (7-4) vs. Tonya Evinger (11-6) at bantamweight and Munah Holland (5-2) vs. Nina Arsanoff (5-4) at flyweight, via www.invictafc.com and Invicta Fighting Championship’s Facebook.
Noche de boxeo
en el Sams Town
Como siempre estuvimos presente en el evento de boxeo en el Sams Town de la empresa Pochiro Boxing quienes a gritos y sombrerazos siguen dándole vuelo a la hilacha montando tarima brava para el beneplácito de los fanáticos y los propios protagonistas. Y no solo los profesionales porque el zafarrancho comenzó con encuentros amateur.
Photo Chris Farina/Top Rank
WBA/WBO 122 lb. champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (L) and challenger Joseph Agbeko (R) weigh in (Rigondeaux 121 lbs, Agbeko 121.6 lbs) for their upcoming world championship fight, Saturday, December 7, at Boardwalk Hall's Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Atlantic City, NJ. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Caribe Promotions, SMS Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Tecate, tickets priced at $200, $100. $50 and $25, plus applicable service charges, can be purchased at Boardwalk Hall box office, all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call 800-736-1420
Glen Tapia (L) and James Kirkland (R) weigh in (Tapia 156 lbs, Kirkland 155.1 lbs) for their upcoming feature fight.
Matthew Macklin 159 vs. Lamar Russ 159
The long unbeaten streak of WBA featherweight champion Chris John (48-1-3, 22 KOs) ended on Friday night as IBO featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (27-2, 15 KOs) stopped “The Dragon” at Metro City in Perth, Western Australia. Vetyeka hurt John in round five and John barely survived to the bell. Vetyeka then dropped John at the end of round six and the bout was stopped between rounds. The South African retained his IBO belt and claimed John’s WBA title. John was making his 19th defense of the WBA strap which he won in 2003. Vetyeka dedicated the win to Nelson Mandela, who passed yesterday.
Paulie Malignaggi 147 vs. Zab Judah 146
IBF welterweight title
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Judah vs. Malignaggi is a 12-round fight for the NABF Welterweight
title taking place on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Barclays Center in
Brooklyn, New York. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in
association with Super Judah Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T,
Grudge Match and Casamigos Tequila. In the co-featured bout, Devon
Alexander puts his IBF welterweight title on the line in a 12-round bout
against Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara defends his interim WBA Super
Welterweight title in a 12-round fight against Austin Trout and Sakio Bika
defends his WBC Super Middleweight title against Anthony Dirrell in a
12-round bout. The SHOWTIME telecast begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT
immediately following ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana which begins at 7:30
p.m. ET/ 4:30 p.m. PT. The telecast will be available in Spanish via
secondary audio programming (SAP).
Floyd Mayweather's Next Fight?
Floyd Mayweather has yet to officially announce the opponent for his next fight. Rumors are circulating, though, that the undefeated boxer has already decided who he’ll face in 2014.
Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated has been
told that a Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan bout is a “done deal.” Nothing
has been confirmed, but an announcement could come next week.
Khan won’t say that the fight is a done
deal. He has, however, expressed supreme confidence if the bout does take
There has been speculation that Garcia could fight Mayweather in the near future. Timothy Bradley has also been put on the list of potential opponents.
IBF World Middleweight Title:
Mark Hunt Battles Bigfoot Silva Live Tonight
J’Leon Love 167 vs. LaJuan Simon 168
Venue: Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA
Krzysztof Wlodarczyk 199 vs. Giacobbe Fragomeni 198
Andrzej Fonfara 176 vs. Samuel Miller 176
Adrian Granados 143 vs. Carlos Velasquez 140
Jonathan Gonzalez 165 vs. Jaison Palomeque 170
Henry Coyle 163 vs. Skyler Thompson 167
Junior Wright 193 vs. Harley Kilfian 195
Trinidad Garcia 164 vs. Ramiro Bueno Jr. 164
Jose Romero 134 vs. Fred Bowen 134
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago
Promoters: Andrew Wasilewski and Piotr Werner of Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Promotions
TV: ESPN3, International
Tickets: Priced at VIP $201, VIP Ringside $151, Ringside $101, Box Mezzanine $76, Reserved Mezzanine $51, and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740
"They don't know what I went through to get to where I am." - Adrien Broner
"Polarizing." "Colorful." "Outspoken". Those are just three of the many adjectives used to describe Adrien Broner. But, regardless of your opinion on the 24-year-old champ, you can't deny his prowess in the ring and his rising star power. The two-episode series, ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana reveals a rarely seen side of "The Problem". Don't miss the SHOWTIME premiere this Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT immediately preceding the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: JUDAH VS. MALIGNAGGI telecast.