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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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"Brash Brandon" Rios

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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Jermain Taylor is Returning! Floyd Mayweather Sued, Haye vs. Klitschko Saga Continues, Felix Sturm Barely Keeps Title, Mayweather “Absolutely” Wants to Face Manny Pacquiao, Boxing Gear & Boxing Equipment

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Jermain Taylor Returns! After suffering a severe head injury nearly 2 years ago, he is returning with a clean bill of health. His trainer is Pat Burns, and he’ll be in the 160-pound middleweight division. He might be fighting August 13th.

 Floyd Mayweather sued. 21-year-old Anthony Cliff, of Las Vegas, claims that Mayweather had his bodyguards attack him after asking about a match against Pacquiao. He’s being charged with assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress as well as negligent hiring, training, supervision and retention of employees. However, this all happened on March 27, 2010. Why didn’t this guy press charges sooner? What next?

 “I will absolutely destroy him” says David Haye. Once again, David Haye is full of words… saying that he will send Klitschko to the hospital, and it’s going to be a “brutal execution”. However, Klitschko promised to make Haye eat his (famous or infamous?!) t-shirt showing himself holding the Klitschko brothers severed heads, and, that he will knock Haye into reality, which will be good for him. Plus, he’ll have better manners! Meanwhile, Haye showed up 45 minutes late to the news conference, which received a “Be on time, princess” comment from Klitschko. There is a light at the end of the tunnel – the fight is this Saturday!

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Felix Sturm keeps his WBA middleweight title after a split-decision win. 2 judges had 116-112 for Sturm, and the other scored 115-113 in favor of the opponent, Matthew Macklin. This is Sturm’s 10th successful defense since his loss and regaining of the title to Javier Castillejo.

 Mayweather “Absolutely” Wants to Face Pacquiao. At his press conference, for his September 17th fight with Victor Ortiz, he said that “Floyd doesn’t duck or dodge no-one” and also that he never once said that Manny is cheating. Only that he must take the drug tests.

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Robert Guerrero Will Fight Marcos Maidana, Cristobal Arreola Fight, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez?, Quit Your Belly-Aching, Haye! … & More…

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Confirmed: Robert Guerrero will indeed fight Marcos Maidana. Guerrero said of the August 27th bout “I think it the biggest one so far and I think it’s the most dangerous one so far, too.” Guerrero is super-excited about moving up in weight for this fight. Maidana will train in Puerto Rico, and exclaims that this fight will be a tough one, but that he will win.

Cristobal Arreola will fight again on July 9th, in Atlantic City, N.J. This will be his fourth fight this year, and he fought twice in May! He will contend with Friday Ahunanya.

 2 undercard fights canceled… for the 2nd time! Lamont Peterson vs. Victor Cayo – promoter issues.ill possibly be July 5th. Joel “Love Child” Julio vs. Antwone Smith was called off due to a family emergency.

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Bob Arum is ready for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, provided that Golden Boy is interested in co-promotion. However, Arum states that he doesn’t think Canelo’s team is ready for it.

 Haye is belly-aching about the referee choice! Their fight takes place next Saturday, in Germany. Genaro Rodriquez is the un-appreciated referee, with perfectly fine credentials. However, he has officiated for 4 of Klitschko’s previous fights… hopefully, this won’t be a lame excuse for Haye to pull out, especially after all the tough-guy talking Haye has done.

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Saul Canelo Alvarez Wins! – Beats Rhodes in 12th Round, Meet Unusual Olympic Hopeful Jose Saenz, Michael Katsidis vs. Graham Earl Called Off, Boxing Gear, Guillermo Jones Withdraws Due to Back Injury, Punching Bag, Boxing Glove

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Saul "Canelo" Alvarez Celebrates Win

Saul Canelo Alvarez is Victorious! He beat the European champ Ryan Rhodes in the 12thround with a technical knockout, plus, he had won all 11 rounds. They were 48 seconds into the last round when referee Hector Afu stopped the fight. Rhodes either would not, or could not, fight. Rhodes declared that he “probably underestimated his power”.

Saul Canelo Alvarez Wins Bout With Ryan Rhodes

Saul Canelo Alvarez

Rhodes also declared that “He’s a strong, young kid, he caught me with a lot of body shots… that took a toll on me.” However, he’s not finished and he claims he’s still number one in Europe. Alvarez’s next opponent may be Ricardo Mayorga.

Jose Saenz is hoping to compete in Olympic Boxing, however, there is one huge difference about this young man. He has no sponsor, therefore he has to fund himself. Plus, no coach at his home gym, so he has been training himself. On top of all that, he is attending Rockhurst University, with an accounting major. Would like to see this young man “turn some heads”, so to speak.

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Michael Katsidis’ fight with Graham Earl has been called off… due to unspecified contractual issues. Instead, he will fight Michael Lozada on August 13th. Katsidis will be moving up to 140 lbs, and he hopes to face Erik Morales after a win over Lozada.

Guillermo Jones sustained a back injury, and has withdrawn from his Saturday title defense. Poor guy has been “living under a rock and giving it my heart and soul for eight weeks, and it’s not going to come to fruition.” He was up against Ryan Coyne.

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Defends Title Tomorrow, Sergio Martinez to Defend his Title on October 1st, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Defamation Case and More Boxing News, Boxing Gear & Boxing Equipment

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s big title fight coming up tomorrow, Saturday, June 18th!  Alvarez has been training for this title defense in Big Bear, California, away from his homeland of Mexican, and the paparazzi.  The fight will take place in Alvarez’s hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico, against British boxer Ryan Rhodes.  Big Bear has an altitude of almost 7,000 ft. which took Alvarez 10 – 15 days to get used to.  That’s no fun – I’ve experienced that myself!  No get-up and go just ain’t no fun.  Canelo said that a 25-minute run felt like an hour.  However, the boxing training camp change was a success, according to Alvarez’s c0-manager and co-trainer, as Alvarez is really confident and focused right now.

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The experienced southpaw Rhodes, has worked hard (10 straight wins) to get another shot at a world title.  This could be a very tough fight for Canelo.

Sergio Martinez will defend his middleweight title for the 3rd time on October 1st, against Darren Barker, of England, who is currently undefeated.  Martinez’s promoter, Lou DiBella, had some trouble just finding a man who would fight!  He offered the fight to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Daniel Geale (both title holders) as well as Miguel Cotto, Andy lee and Paul Williams.  One day after agreeing to this fight, Martinez signed a new multi-year, multimillion-dollar promotional contract with DiBella that will last six fights.

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Oh boy… Mayweather to testify today in a defamation case filed by Manny Pacquiao.  Apparently Pacquiao isn’t happy about Mayweather accusing him of using performance drugs.  Are we surprised?

After suffering a rib injury, Sergei Liakhovich will be delayed yet again!  This time, his opponent, Robert Helenius, has postponed the July 16th fight due to inflammation in his right hand.  So… the fight is now scheduled to take place August 27th, in Erfurt, Germany.

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Induction to the Boxing Hall of Fame, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. September Defense?, Boxing Training, Boxing Equipment

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Kostya Tszyu, Aaron Pryor and Wilfred Benitez are now International Fall-of-Famers.  They were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, on Sunday, June 12th.  Also included were Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, Julio Cesar Chavez, Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain and Joe Cortez. Memphis Pal Moore, Jack Root, Dave Shade, John Gull, A.F. Bettinson and Harry Carpenter were all inducted posthumously.

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Julio Cesar Chavez

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. needs to get right back into the action, after his June 4th win, says Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.  Arum is trying to schedule a fight before trainer Freddie Roach leaves for the Philipines to train with Manny Pacquiao for his Nov. 12th fight.  They have picked Sept. 24th as the desired date, and HBO is considering it.  There are 3 possible opponents for Chavez: Darren Barker, of England, Peter Manfredo Jr., American, and Marco Antonio Rubio, a fellow Mexican.  Arum wants to keep Chavez busy, so after the September title defense fight there will probably be another in December.

Boxing Training – Boxing Defense Moves, Cont.

The Cover-Up – your last opportunity to protect your face or body from an incoming punch.  This is the defense you see when the boxer is only concerned with protecting himself while his opponent punches a few times.  Both fists up high over the face, with the forearms protecting the torso… however, this guard is weak against attacks from below.

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Kostya Tszyu

The Clinch – This move is done when the distance between the fighters is close, and is done to prevent hooks and uppercuts.  Loop both hands around the outside of your opponent’s shoulders, and then scoop back under their forearms “clinching” their arms to your body.  However, this move is technically against the rules and in amateur boxing you can lose points for using it.

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Juan Diaz Gives Up Boxing for Law School, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquaio?, Robert Guerrero Eyes Junior Welterweight, and more Boxing News, Discount Boxing Gloves & Boxing Gear, Boxing Training – Defensive Boxing Moves…

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Farewell to Juan Diaz

Juan Diaz pulls out of his July 29th fight – instead will attend law school. Just 2 weeks after signing a contract to fight David Torres. Diaz received an acceptance letter from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School. After correspondence with the law school in an effort to wait a year before starting school, which was refused by the school, Diaz has decided to quit boxing.

Two-time junior lightweight champion Genaro Hernandez died on Tuesday. He was 45. He had a rare form of cancer, and had battled it for 3 years. He was surrounded by his family at his home in Mission Viejo, California.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may fight Pacquiao. Freddie Roach told The Associated Press that he thinks Mayweather agreed to fight Victor Ortiz because it would help him get ready for a fight with Pacquiao. Mayweather will be ending a 16-month layoff. Ortiz and Pacquaio are fast, left-handed, high volume punchers. Mayweather’s track record with left-handed opponents, although few, is not too good.

After winning world titles in both featherweight and junior lightweight divisions, Robert Guerrero is looking at a junior welterweight. The fight is not final yet, but Richard Schaefer is “putting the finishing touches” on this fight. If it all works out, the fight will be on August 27th, between Guerrero and Marcos Maidana, at the HP Pavilion (Shark Tank) in San Jose, CA. The winner of this fight may possibly fight the winner of the Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah.

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Pacquiao vs. Mosely fight generated over $83 Million. More than 1.3 million pay-per-view buys, along with 15,422 tickets sold at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, make for that big number. Pacquiao’s next fight is scheduled for Nov. 12 against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Boxing Training – More Defensive Moves

Bob & Weave – move your head to the side and under that incoming punch. Bend your legs quickly, while shifting your body either left or right. After avoiding the punch, stand back up with your head to the left or right of your opponent’s outstretched arm.

Parry / Block – use your shoulder, hands or arms to protect against attacks. A block usually catches a punch while a parry deflects it. A “palm” or “cuff” intentionally receives a punch on that part of the boxing glove.

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