Roy Jones Jr. wins by first round KO

Future Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (59-8, 42 KOs) scored a first round KO, over Hany Atiyo (14-3, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia. Jones successfully defended his WBU world cruiserweight title. Jones came out relaxed and confident, business as usual. Just as Atiyo was covering up, Jones threw a heavy punch to his solar plexus, Atiyo went down in excruciating pain, while on the canvas he couldn’t make the count. Time 1:16.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxGguODY4cM

Rematch of the Year

It's finally coming "The Revenge" between Sven Helbach (GER) and WBU World Champion in kickboxing Eugeniu Deozu from Picchiatori Scaligeri.
The fight takes place in Germany/Wesseling on September 27.

Roy Jones Jr. to face Hany Atiyo

Roy Jones Jr. will look to win his bout against African Champion Hany Atiyo on Sept. 26 at Basket-Hall in Krasnodar, Russia.

The WBU Cruiserweight Champion confirmed the pairing in an ESPN.com report on Tuesday.

Jones Jr. has won four straight bouts since dropping three in a row to Danny Green, Bernard Hopkins and Denis Lebedev between 2009 and 2011. With an all-time record of 58-8 (41 KO), Jones Jr. has held world titles at heavyweight, cruiserweight, light heavyweight, super middleweight and middleweight.

Atiyo, 30, is looking to bounce back from a knockout loss to Joey Vegas in June of 2013. “The Egyptian Hurricane” has spent his career in the light heavyweight division and holds a mark of 14-2, with 10 knockouts.

The hope for Jones Jr. is to eventually earn a title shot against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk of Poland.

"I want a shot at Wlodarczyk and then I'm done. After I knock him out, I'm done. If I lost that would definitely be it, but I ain't gonna lose. Even if I won the title, I might walk away, but you know if I win the title I'll get some good offers, so I would consider them,” Jones told ESPN.com “I know Wlodarczyk is fighting in Moscow and I will be there. It's about a 2½-hour flight and I am going there after my fight. I've had my eye on Wlodarczyk for some time. He has said he wanted to fight me. Let's do it."


World Champion vs European Champion

Natalia Smirnova (9-0, 6 KO’s), currently in possession of five titles, defeated the young WBU European Champion super Featherweight Champion Hasna Tukic (3-3, 3 KO’s) by sixth round stoppage for the WBU Super Featherweight Title.  Smirnova holds three world titles and two regional belts in two weight divisions.  A newcomer to the pros, she had just five bouts and five months experience when she won the WIBA International lightweight title and GBU super featherweight title in the same contest; a third round stoppage over Veronika Hornyak.  She followed by winning the WBF Intercontinental lightweight title in her next bout, and the WIBA and WBU Super Featherweight belts would follow.

Nikki Adler on top of the World

Two world champions also saw action in Holzminden, Germany. Nikki Adler (13-0, 8 KO’s), holder of four world super middleweight titles, stopped Rita Kenessey (4-10, 2 KO’s) in four rounds for her WBU Super Middleweight Title.  Adler holds belts for the WIBA, WBU, WBC and WBF all as a super middleweight.  Her first world title was won in 2013 in her ninth pro bout after briefly holding the German title in the same weight class.  She followed with three more title winning contests before meeting Kenessey.

Mark de Mori DQ 3 Marino Goles

Rising heavyweight contender Mark ‘The Dominator’ de Mori (27-1-2, 23 KOs) defended his WBU heavyweight title Saturday with a third round disqualification victory over a roughhousing Marino Goles (16-2, 14 KOs) at the Stadthalle in Holzminden, Germany. The hulking Australian got out to a quick start and began to control the action with a piston like jab. When it became clear de Mori had an edge in speed the Croatian challenger became increasingly frustrated and quickly resorted to fouling. Goles headbutted and threw several low blows in addition to hitting after the break and was deducted two points in the second for his tactics. In Round 3, de Mori landed a telling right hand and Goles clinched and used his head again while pushing and wrestling the Australian back to the corner. The referee had seen enough and disqualifed Goles, giving de Mori the third round DQ win.

“I was faster and stronger than ever and felt in complete control,” de Mori said post fight. “Next we have some potential fights available in Europe but the real goal is to get a fight with WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev. Failing that I aim to stay busy and just keep improving.”

by ace freeman

World Championships in Holzminden


Nikki Adler defends her title in the mountainous Weser country.

The "Augsburgerin" Nikki Adler will defend her World Titles ( super middleweight division) in the Holzminder town hall.

Holzminden. The layman is surprised, the expert is astonished: Holzminden becomes the stronghold of boxing- at least for one evening.
On the 20th of September, a very well internationally occupied box night will take place. The town hall will become a venue of world championships and European championship fights.
Besides, many ambitious sportsmen will be confronting each other in the ring. In total-12 bouts.
Main event of the Evening are Nikki Adler and Mark de Mori. Pre-Sale starts on Monday.
The Holzminder Jamal Ibrahim makes this possible. Together with Philipp Zurmöhle he had the idea to organize a Fight Night in Holzminden. Ibrahim works as supervisor at the WBU, where he has worked as time taker in countless bouts. However, during the last days the events have overturned and even the box expert hasn't expect that. International stars want to be present at the Fight Night to defend their world championship belt or to fight for important ranking points.
Organized by Pankra Gym and Energy Box Promotion, the supervision of the evening will be the alliance of the German fist Fighter (BDF) and the World Boxing Union (WBU).
Regina Halmich, Ina Menzer or Susianna Kentikian are past- front woman of the German boxing is nowadays the Augsburgerin Nikki Adler. Ranked as number one in the world (in super middleweight) she already defended last May four of her World titles in different box associations. Now, she is in Camp with her team of BC Haan for her 13th professional fight. She won all her previous twelve fights, seven by K.O. Courageously she has defended her titles abroad and now the four- time world champion is coming back home. She brings up her belts of the WBC, WBU, WIBA and WBF to Holzminden.
"My big wish comes true: after two world championship fights in Russia, I am boxing in Germany. I am so thrilled..I have got so much post, where fans want to see me live again. A few weeks left" says the native Croatian. Her opponent is the 24- year- old Hungarian Borbala Kocsis.
16 Professional Fights- her record in the middleweight division is in balance: eight victories, eight defeats.
The fight is scheduled for ten rounds plus live stream. Another attractive fight of the evening is Australian's Mark de Mori. De Mori is the WBU world heavyweight champion and his fight is scheduled for twelve rounds against Marino Goles (Croatia). Both only got one defeat in their career and nearly 90% of their fights won by K.O. "Mark de Mori is ranked number eleven by the WBA, thus he is a potential contender for Wladimir Klitschko", declares Jamal Ibrahimi.

The Fight Card;
12 Bouts, Ten man's fight and women's duels. Apart Nikki Adler, the WBU lightweight world champion Natalia Smirnova (Russia) will defend her title in a ten rounder against Nevenka Mikulic (Croatia).
Also a twelve rounder for Erzen Rrustemi (Switzerland) and Peter Hegyes (Hungarian) for the vacant cruiserweight of the WBU.

" A spectacular schedule. The crowd will surely rave" says Ibrahim.

Hasna Tukic European Champion

In the beautiful country Serbia Hasna Tukic from Bosnia Herzegovina won the vacant female WBU Lightweight European Title against Manuela Zulj in round 4 by TKO.

Gary Abayjan shocked Chris Herrmann

Top favorit Chris Herrmann was not able to beat Gary Abayjan after getting a bodyshot in round 2. Gary Abayjan captured the vacant WBU Middleweight World Title by TKO in round 4.

Proud of Serbia

WBU Light Middleweight World Champion Predrag Kovacevic won unanimous decision over Achilles Szabo and defended his title in his hometown Loznica in Serbia.


Adrian "the TERRAH" Taihia

After winning the WBU Light Heavyweight Intercontinental Title on the scale, Adrian Taihia knocked out his opponent Sakeasi Dakua in round 5.

One Must Rise

TKO Entertainment & CTP Boxing Present Championship Boxing ONE MUST RISE. Current NZPBA, WBFed Oceania Super-Middleweight & Interim PABA Light-Heavyweight Champion Adrian The Terrah Taihia takes on rugged and experienced Fijian and South Seas Light-Heavyweight Champion Sakeasi 'The Bomb' Dakua over 12x3min rounds for the WBU Intercontinental Light-Heavyweight Title.

Only ONE can Rise to become the Champion and walk away with the belt !!


Roy Jones Jr. stops Courtney Fry in five rounds

 

Ring legend Roy Jones Jr (58-8, 41 KOs) easily defended his WBU cruiserweight title against Courtney Fry (18-6, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. Jones outclassed Fry before flooring him with a left hook at the end round five. Fry’s corner pulled the plug after the round. Jones then delighted the Latvian audience by rapping along with a recording of his song “Can’t be touched.” Fry lost his third straight fight.

Full fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcxTut_41oQ


Roy Jones Jr. makes weight for fight in Latvia

Don’t go looking for Roy Jones Jr. at ringside for Saturday night’s Madison Square Garden card. Rather than doing color commentary on the HBO telecast, Roy is in Latvia where he will be defending his World Boxing Union cruiserweight title against Courtney Fry (18-5, 6 KOs) at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga.

Jones scaled in today at 195.9, while Fry weighed 195.5.


Katsidis-Earl Full Report

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Ben Hohn

Former world champion Michael “The Great” Katsidis ( 30-6, 24 KOs) clearly outscored Englishman, Graham “Duke of” Earl (26-5, 12 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the WBU 140 pound title at Rumours International, Toowoomba Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Scores Steve Marshall 119-109, Adam Height 120-108, Tony Kettlewell 120-109. This was a rematch from their 2007 world title bout when Katsidis was declared the winner in five rounds of a controversial contest.

In the main supporting bout, WBC Youth featherweight champion Brayd “The Great White” Smith (10-0, 8 KOs) stopped Jarrett Owen (4-3-2, 2 KOs) in round two of a scheduled ten round contest. Owen was dropped twice in round two and referee Tony Kettlewell crowned Smith.

Featherweight Will Young (3-3, 1 KO) outscored Emanuel Micallef (2-11-3, 1 KO) over ten rounds to capture the vacant Australian title. Scores 99-90, 100-89, 99-92. Micallef was dropped in round two.

Australian based Filipino 130 pounder Jack Asis (31-18-5, 16 KOs) stopped Indonesian Rivo Renkung (32-20-5, 12 KOs) in round one of a scheduled five.

In other action, Darren Askew (11-6-1, 3 KOs) stopped Indonesian, Eddy Comaro (27-21-5, 11 KOs) in round four of scheduled five. Comaro was stopped by Michael Katsidis in the Australian’s previous ring appearance

Also, heavyweight Herman Ene Purcell (2-2, 1 KOs) outscored Jamie Frost (0-1) over four rounds. Scores 40-37,40-36,40-35. Frost was down in round two. Purcell received national exposure in his previous contest when he was defeated by Australian rugby league football star Paul Gallen in a thrilling bout on the undercard to Daniel Geale vs. Garth Wood.

Lightweight Josh Ballie (2-0, 1 KO) outscored Kyle Teer (3-8-1) over four rounds. Scores 40-36, 39-37, 40-37.

Light heavyweight Olaf Olsen (2-2) outscored Paul Edwards (3-9, 2 KOs) over three rounds. Scores 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

Promoter Brendon Smith.

Photos you can find here:

http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/katsidis-earl-full-report-251805#more-251805

Katsidis-Earl erupts at press conference

Sparks flew at today’s press conference as Michael Katsidis and Graham Earl locked horns and flew into a scuffle as they were posing for a photo with the WBU world title belt they are fighting for. Tempers boiled after a war of words on the microphone between the arch enemies as Earl made his intentions clear earlier in his speech stating, “I don’t care about the belt, I’ve won titles before, I just want to beat Katsidis here and make the trilogy back home in Luton. I was winning the first fight, and he (Katsidis) looked relieved when the fight was stopped.” Katsidis spoke after Earl and said, “Graham has made a mistake coming here, there will be no trilogy, I’ll put a stop to it on Friday night.”

“We can go out to the car park now if you want,” Katsidis told Earl as he was pulled to one side by fellow Smithy’s Gym boxer Herman Ene-Purcell, who happens to work in security at various Toowoomba venues. Earl politely obliged and said, “We can go right here” as he tried to fulfil Katsidis’ request to the carpark brawl. Promoter Brendon Smith said, “Security will be hired for the weigh-in for the next time these guys come together as we are having a job keeping them apart!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAGazocfh_c&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AZqMVZTZs8

Graham Earl hits Australia for Katsidis rematch

 

Lightweight Graham Earl (26-4, 12 KOs) touched down in Australia today ahead of his much anticipated rematch with former two-time WBO world champion, Michael Katsidis ‘The Great’ (29-6, 24 KOs) on Friday night at Rumours International convention centre in Toowoomba for the WBU Light Welterweight World Title. A fit and hardened Earl today declared “Its only days until I bring back bragging rights for the whole of England as I claim my victory that I should of had in 2007, when we traded blows before. Michael has said there will be no trilogy and he is correct when he says that, as once we box I will make it his last fight and retire him from boxing. This fight has been burning inside me ever since the last fight in 2007 and I’m determined to make this right.”

The pair originally met in 2007 in London when Katsidis stopped Earl in a five round war for the vacant WBO lightweight world interim championship.

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