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3 Judges Suspended! Brandon Rios vs. Michael Katsidis? Alfonso Gomez may face Canelo Alvarez and More Boxing News

3 Judges Suspended!  The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB) indefinitely suspended 3 judges, who worked the Paul Williams-Erislandy Lara fight, on Wednesday.  After a full review, the NJSACB didn’t find any evidence of “bias, fraud, corruption or incapacity on the part of any of the judges.” but they still aren’t satisfied with the scoring.  The judges will be required to have additional training before they can return to pro boxing.

Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko died on Wednesday – he was 64.  The father of the heavyweight champs Wladimir and Vitali had lymph node cancer.  He was stationed near Chernobyl during the nuclear disaster, and participated in the immediate cleanup.  He is survived by his wife, his sons and 3 grandchildren.

Brandon Rois vs. Michael Katsidis?  Rios remains unbeaten after his recent win against Antillon, while Katsidis is 27-4.  Either way, if this fight happens, it’ll be one to watch!

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Alfonso Gomez

Alfonso Gomez vs. Canelo Alvarez set to face each other September 17th at The Staples Centre in L.A.?  September 17th also being the night that Floyd Mayweather will face Victor Ortiz, and Erik Morales will fight Anthony Crolla.  The fight is not official yet, but if it comes through will be Canelo’s 3rd world title fight – and he turns 21 on Monday, July 18th.

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Cristobal Wins With Sloppy Performance, Paul Williams Gets Controversial Win, Brandon Rios Kills in 3rd Round, Boxing Gear, Punching Bags, Boxing Gloves, Boxing News…

boxing gloves; Find Boxing Gear, Punching Bag, Hand Wraps all at Discounted Prices at www.BensBoxingGear.comCristobal Arreola Wins Fight – but not happy with his performance… saying that he should have knocked out his opponent Friday Ahunanya, but just couldn’t pull the trigger. He compared his performance to Haye, and joked that his toes were messed up. Arreola may get to fight Wladimir Klitschko before it’s all said and done.

Paul Williams gets controversial win. His opponent Erislandy Lara landed more, and better, shots but the judges gave the fight to Williams. Williams got pretty beat up, and Lara had a large knot on the left side of his face. Turns out that he suffered a small facial fracture. Williams hopes to have 1 or 2 more bouts before his retirement, one of which he hopes to have a rematch against Martinez.

 Boxers | Get Quality Boxing Equipment at Discount Prices at www.BensBoxingGear.comBrandon Rios had a quick fight on Saturday – he finished off opponent Antillon just before the end of the 3rd round of an action-packed fight. Rios knocked down Antillon twice in the 3rd round, and referee David Mendoza stopped the fight just 11 seconds before the end of the 3rd. Rios’s next fight may be against Mexican champ Marco Antonio Barrera… and there is already talk of a Rios vs. Pacquiao fight, but that will be farther into the future.

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I’m Going to Get That Belt, Boxing News, Brash Brandon Rios to Defend Title Against Aggresive Antillon, Cotto vs. Margarito Rematch, Ricky Hatton Retires,

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Ricky Hatton Retires

The Hitman” Ricky Hatton formally retires from boxing. He will be focusing on his promotional company, Hatton Promotions, which promotes fight cards. Will he make it to the boxing hall of fame?

 Andre Berto to challenge titleholder Slovenian Jan Zaveck on September 3rd. Location unknown. This will be Zaveck’s 4th defense. Knockout artist Randall Bailey will fight the winner, providing he wins his undercard bout.

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Miguel Cotto (L) & Antonio Margarito (R)

Miguel Cotto vs. Margarito Rematch on December 3rd. Margarito won their last bout, but was caught trying to cheat in his next fight against Shane Mosely. Bob Arum hoped to have the rematch in July, then September, and now it’ll be December, due to Margarito’s health issues. (After suffering a broken orbital bone Margarito also developed a large cataract from his fight with Manny Pacquiao. He was told that he couldn’t box if he had surgery on his eye and seriously considered retiring – his vision was really blurry. However, an eye specialist was able to successfully do a different kind of surgery). Let the Mexican – Puerto Rican rivalry continue… I’m looking for an interesting fight.

Paul “The Punisher” Williams returns this Saturday aftering losing to Martinez. He will fight undefeated junior middleweight fighter Erislandy Lara.

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Rico Ramos, on left

I’m going to get that belt” says Rico Ramos. The Puerto Rican-American will face WBA champ Akifumi Shimoda, also this Saturday. Since going pro in 2008, Ramos has yet to lose a fight. He’s 19-0, with 10 knockouts. This could be an interesting and entertaining fight.

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Brandon Rios to defend WBA lightweight title against Urbano Antillon this Saturday. The guy has a pitiful defense, but exclaims “To me, a great defense comes from having a great offense.” He can take a beating and give one right back. Plus, Antillon is a great offensive fighter. If you are looking for an exciting fight full of punches, I’d recommend this fight.

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Wladimir Klitschko Easily Defeats Haye, MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice To Take Up Boxing, Boxing Gear, Thailand Boxers May Not Fight in Olympics, Boxing Equipment, More Mayweather vs. Pacquiao & More Boxing News…

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The Victorious Klitschko!

Wladimir Klitschko dominated Haye in the big, hyped-up fight on Saturday. Haye’s talk was big, but unfortunately, he didn’t deliver. However, he was sure to inform us that it was due to a hurt toe. Quick recap / news bits on the fight:

  • Haye did a bunch of falling, and finally got penalized for it.
  • Of Klitschko’s last 9 fights, Haye is the second opponent to have heard the final bell – not exactly what Klitschko was hoping for.
  • Klitschko, the “boring” fighter (according to Haye), threw close to twice as many punches as Haye himself (Klitschko threw 509; 134 landed vs. Haye’s 290; 72 successful).
  • This is Wladimir Klitschko’s 14th straight win
  • The Klitschko brothers now hold all the major heavyweight title belts
  • Both fighters were on their guard, not wanting to be knocked out.

Mayweather will only fight Pac-Man only if there is random blood and urine testing, which Pacquiao’s team is currently unwilling to do. Of course, Mayweather must fact Ortiz first… and Ortiz declares there is only one problem with Mayweather’s plan to fight Pacquiao next, and that is that he will be Pacquiao’s next opponent!

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Thailand’s boxers might miss the Olympics next year because of a election issue. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) expelled the Amateur Boxing Association of Thailand because they hadn’t called new elections by the end of June. The March elections had cause for concern over whether all was fair and right.

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John Murray vs. Kevin Mitchell postponed due to Mitchell’s viral infection trouble, which cost him almost a week of training time. The fight was to take place this Saturday, July 9th, but is re-scheduled for one week later on July 16th. Mitchell wants to fight Murray when he’s “fully fight fit so there are not excuses”. Way to go Mitchell!

 MMA fighter Kimbo Slice will make his boxing debut, against an opponent-to-be-determined, on August 13th. The four-round heavyweight fight will be untelevised in Miami, Oklahoma. Kimbo, who’s real name is Kevin Ferguson, is 6′ 2” and 225 pounds. Put this guy in the back of your mind… we may be hearing lots more of him.

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Jhonny Gonzalez get new opponent. Gonzalez’s first title defense will still be this coming Saturday, but will be against Tomas Villa in Atlantic City, N.J. He was to fight Roinet Caballero in Gurrero, Mexico but Caballero dropped out due to a visa issue.

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