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Welterweight Antonin Decarie (26-1 7KO) captured a hard fought decision against very awkward Victor Lupo (19-2-2 9KO) capturing the WBC International belt in Quebec City back on December 17th. In a bout that had as many clenches as punches, Decarie was able to prevail with 117-112, 118-1110, 118-110 decision. Lupo who was coming off a huge win in February against former world champion Junior Witter let it be known from the opening bell that he was prepared to use any means necessary to try and gain the upper hand by hitting behind the head, going low, and hitting after an ordered break, all in the first three minutes. If the intended result was to get Decarie off his game, it didn't work as the Montreal fighter remained focused throughout the bout and got the better of most of the exchanges

FightNews photographer Herby Whyne was ringside snapping up these action pics for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
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YouTube: Alcine vs Lemieux

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Now part of the YouTube experience, the Alcine vs Lemieux is available for your view pleasure in its entirety. Judge for yourself if the judges decision was accurate or did David Lemieux deserve a better fate. Enjoy.
December 27, 2011

New faces: Tony Luis
by Robert Coster, FightNews.com

While Montreal and the province of Quebec are presently the hotspot of Canadian boxing, other provinces can also claim talented up and coming boxers. One such case is jr Welterweight Tony Luis (13-0, 5 KOs) fighting out of Cornwall, Ontario. Articulate and congenial, Luis will tell you that being a boxer was always his ambition since his early childhood. “When I was 7 or 8, I used to stand in front of mirrors and mimic the boxers I would see on TV,� he remembers. In his last fight, the 23-year-old Cornwall native took a big step forward by winning the WBC 140lb Continental Americas title with a stoppage of Mexico’s Alejandro Barrera (21-8). Having crashed into the top 30 of the WBC rankings, young Tony is now looking forward to further his progress in 2012....Read more
December 27, 2011

Donny LaLonde’s T.K.O.O.O. Initiative

By Boxing Bob Newman, FightNews.com

Former WBC Light Heavyweight champ Donny LaLonde talks about his T.K.O.O.O. initiative to help boxers suffering the effects of their career in the ring.

December 24, 2011

Chuvalo honoured in Bosnia-Herzegovina

by Janet Alilovic

George Chuvalo, also known as "Jure Cuvalo" was honoured on December 18th in his parents' home town of Ljubuski with the unveiling of a statue in front of the city's Sports Centre. The event was organised by the Muay Thai Club of Bosnia-Hercegovina, and the monument was unveiled by retired Croatian boxer and former European champion Zeljko Mavrovic. The statue sits on a block of Herzegovian stone engraved with a Canadian maple leaf - Chuvalo commented on his genes in a Sarajevo television interview, that he believes his head is made of Herzegovian stone which is why he never fell in a match.

December 23, 2011

Sillakh to Pascal: Drop the facade
WBC #2 ranked light heavyweight Ismayl Sillakh (17-0 14KO) calls former champion Jean Pascal's excuses to back out of a WBC-ordered showdown against him transparent.

"They can't hide from me forever," said Sillakh of fellow top light heavies Jean Pascal (WBC #3 ranked), Chad Dawson (WBC #1 ranked), and Bernard Hopkins (WBC champion). "Enough excuses. Just get in the ring and fight. We're fighters."

Sillakh says Team Pascal's excuse that a fight between them would be hard to sell is laughable given the crowds Pascal has drawn to fight a long list of unknown foreign fighters in his adopted home of Quebec, Canada. ....Read more

December 21, 2011

Ordered Pascal-Sillakh bout not likely
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

With the ordered rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson, former WBC light-heavyweight Jean Pascal finds himself as the odd man out in a triangle that has seen all three fighters wearing the green belt at one time or another. With Pascal (26-2-1 16KO) forced to take a backseat, the #3 ranked fighter in the division was ordered to face off against #2 ranked Ismayl Sillakh (17-0 14KO) for spot of mandatory challenger within the division by the WBC.

Don’t look for the fight to happen anytime soon though as Pascal’s promoter will continue exploring more viable and lucrative options.....Read more

December 20, 2011

Promoters split Alcine
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

While the result of last Saturday’s middleweight battle between David Lemieux and Joachim Alcine may be open to some debate, one clear winner on the night was promoter Yvon Michel who got himself 50% of a top-ten fighter. Michel battled with Alcine during fight-week about their past relationship, but ended up with half of the fighter from Lou DiBella by virtue of the former world champ’s surprising win versus Alcine. Winning the WBC International belt put Alcine at #10 at middleweight and now very much in play within the division, even though he professed of a clear preference to return to 154 pounds.

“I have fifty percent but Lou DiBella is the lead promoter so I’m going to follow whatever Lou might bring as a proposal,� said Michel when asked about his “newest� fighter. “What really interests me is to have an eventual rematch between Lemieux and Alcine,� said Michel. “I’d like to see what the eventual options are for Alcine, and to see him moving forward,� the promoter told Fightnews, mentioning DiBella is also promoter of Sergio Martinez and that with Alcine now in the top ten, that fight was now a possibility. “He should have an opportunity to fight a prestigious fight like that, so I hope Lou moves in that direction.�

December 20, 2011

Stevenson eyes Bute
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Super-middleweight Adonis Stevenson may have shot in the rankings in most of the major sanctioning bodies by virtue of his solid destruction of Aaron Pryor Jr. last weekend, but promoter Yvon Michel made clear that the hard-hitting southpaw still has his sights set on IBF champion and fellow Montrealer Lucian Bute.

“Our target is the number two spot in the IBF,� Michel told Fightnews this weekend. The power-punching Stevenson was moved into the #14 spot at the recent WBC convention but with a clear way to the top and Bute , Michel believes now is the time. “Our goal is that as soon as possible to take any opponent that we can. Hopefully that is what Adonis will be fighting for in his next fight.�.....Read more

December 20, 2011

Trupish-Trotter Jan 13th
(Source: Fanbase Promotions)

Two time Canadian champion and current NABA Light Middleweight champion Adam "A-Bomb" Trupish will return to the ring on January 13th, taking on fellow prospect Janks Trotter over 10 round or less with Trupish's NABA crown on the line. Both fighters will also put their undefeated records on the line with Trupish entering the ring at 9-0 (6kos) and Trotter at 7-0-1 (7kos). More than 1,000 boxing fans went online to suggest a slogan for the bout which will take place at the Desperado's Night Club in Calgary. The fan favorite selected for the night of action was Trupish vs Trotter: Time For Truth.

In the co main event, Steve "The Dragon" Claggett (12-1-1, 7kos) will take on Orangeville, Ontario's Ryan Wagner (4-1, 2kos) in a 6 round welterweight affair. Former Canadian Light heavyweight champion Jason Naugler (18-14-1, 11kos) will see action on the card as well, taking on Albert "The Punisher" Onolunose (19-1, 7kos) over 8 rounds in a super middleweight showdown

December 19, 2011

Decarie not interested
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

While Antonin Decarie and Victor Lupo were settling matters inside the ring Saturday night for the WBC International welterweight belt, former belt holder Phil Lo Greco was busy making videos and challenges to the winner promising to "f*** them up" sometime in 2012.

After having a signed contract with the Toronto fighter last September, include Decarie amongst those not interested in going down the same road again. "Before negotiations happened with Lo Greco and Lupo, I was supposed to have fought Lo Greco, the fight was signed and he backed out."

Lo Greco was also to have fought Victor Lupo in what the WBC termed a unification bout between its silver belt champion Lupo and its international champion, LoGreco. When no agreement was reached between Hennessy Sports who represented Lupo and Lo Greco's promoter OPI 2000, the fight went to purse bid. Hennessy Canada won the bid but their plans for an October bout were soon scuttled when Lo Greco backed out shortly afterwards with a back injury.

Lo Greco was stripped by the WBC of his International belt shortly afterwards.

"We beat the guy he didn't want to fight," Decarie told Fightnews following his one-sided division victory Saturday. "I think that ship has sailed, I don't want to get ready for a guy who might back out again at the last minute, we've got better things we can do moving forward."

December 19, 2011

Bizier captures NABA title
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Things so far have been fairly easy in 27-year-old Kevin Bizier's career. A record of 16-0 heading into Saturday's encounter in front of 2,162 hometown Quebec City at the Pepsi Colisee, the three-year pro had only been eight rounds once and recorded a total of 12 knockouts, six of those in the first round. Saturday he went twelve for the first time and was forced to stand and deliver for the first time as scored a 117-111, 118-110, 119-109 decision over a tough as nails Lanardo Tyner (25-6-2 15KO) of Houston Texas capturing the vacant NABA welterweight championship.

The scores were indicative of the rounds won by the hometown fighter but certainly did show what Tyner brought to the table as he forced Bizier to fight every minute of every round against an opponent who was landing solid shots right until the final bell.

The Quebec City fighter used a solid left hook and a relentless body attack to slow the veteran 36 year-old down but never to the point where Tyner didn't have something to give back. In the 9th round with Bizier in unchartered territory, Tyner was telling the hometown prospect the onslaught wasn't enough. His corner spent the entire minute between rounds trying to do the same. But Bizier remained undeterred and continued to land the stronger, telling blows until the end of the fight.

December 17, 2011

More on Decarie-Lupo
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Welterweight Antonin Decarie (26-1 7KO) captured a hard fought decision against very awkward Victor Lupo (19-2-2 9KO) capturing the WBC International belt. In a bout that had as many clenches as punches, Decarie was able to prevail with 117-112, 118-1110, 118-110 decision. Lupo who was coming off a huge win in February against former world champion Junior Witter let it be known from the opening bell that he was prepared to use any means necessary to try and gain the upper hand by hitting behind the head, going low, and hitting after an ordered break, all in the first three minutes. If the intended result was to get Decarie off his game, it didn't work as the Montreal fighter remained focused throughout the bout and got the better of most of the exchanges.....Read more

December 17, 2011

Decarie defeats Lupo
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Welterweight Antonin Decarie (26-1 7KO) captured a hard fought decision against very awkward Victor Lupo (19-2-2 9KO) capturing the WBC International belt. In a bout that had as many clenches as punches, Decarie was able to prevail with 117-112, 118-1110, 118-110 decision.

Louis upsets Bahoeli
Heavyweights Eric Martel Bahoeli (7-1 4KO) and Sylvera Louis (4-1 1KO) left it all in the ring in an exciting six round match-up where both fighters had their moments but had Louis walking away with a 58-56 decision on all three scorecards. Bahoeli came out strong but expended a large amount of energy in the early going by loading up and missing on big round-house shots. His corner screamed out for a body attack but was really only listened to in the 5th round where both fighters had their moments. Louis was able to grab control of the fight in the third round, using an effective jab and following up with a solid right hand while his opponent became wilder and wilder. Bahoeli who was the more powerful fighter to start the night was now getting caught and hurt by the more economic and accurate shots. Bahoeli was caught by a big right in the 4th that had him hanging and finally getting the message from his corner in the 5th where he was much more effective by landing downstairs instead of missing upstairs. Both fighters were fighting on fumes for the final round with Bahoeli making a big charge to end things but what was ultimately too little too late.

Bouchard stops Tessier
A vicious left-right combination to the body put Patrick Tessier onto the canvas gasping for air and moved exciting light-middleweight Sebastien Bouchard to 2-0 with his second knockout in as many tries. Tessier (4-14-2 2KO) remained in the centre of the ring on his knees well past the count of ten as he did his best to recover from the vicious combination. Time of the knockout was 1:07 of the second round.

Thompson remains perfect
Lionell Thompson (12-0 8KO) of Buffalo New York made quick work Christian Cruz (12-13-1 10KO) scoring a knockout victory at 1:55 of the second round as the Sacramento fighter took a knee and waited for a ten count as he shook his right hand claiming injury. The end result was it speeded up the inevitable as Thompson who had just scored with a vicious uppercut was too strong and too fast and landed with hard shots throughout against Cruz who now has lost 12 of his last 13 including his last 9 in a row.

Laham returns with victory
Lightweight Baha Laham (7-0 2KO) returned to the ring after a four year absence from the ring and showed little signs of ring rust as he posted a TKO victory over David Aucoin (2-4 1KO) of Hamilton Ontario at :39 of the 6th and final round. Reunited with his amateur trainer Russ Anber, Laham flattened his Ontario counterpart with a left hook to end the 5th. Coming right at the bell, the knockdown was not counted nor deemed illegal as a wobbly Auoin made his way back to his corner. Laham finished the job with authority in the 6th rocking Aucoin several times along the ropes before referee Steve St. Germain stepped in and halted the bout. Laham was scheduled to fight last Saturday in Montreal but was pushed from the card due to time constraints. "I was more exhausted than if I had fought," Laham told Fightnews before the fight. "I warmed up about four times but never was able to get out there." Laham certainly made the most of the new opportunity as he used a vicious left hook throughout the bout to control the action.

December 17, 2011

Mrdjenovich honoured at WBC Convention

Hall of famer Mike Tyson and future hall of fame lock Bernard Hopkins entered the Guinness Book of World records last night at the awards banquet of the 49th annual WBC convention in Las Vegas. Tyson was actually awarded with not one but two certificates of recognition- most flash knockouts by a heavyweight in a career (9 in less than a minute), and youngest heavyweight champion (20 years, 144 days), while Hopkins was recognized as the oldest man to win a major world boxing championship (46 years, 126 days). Fellow Guinness honoree Oscar De La Hoya presented each man their certificates along with WBC president Jose Sulaiman. De La Hoya had been honored earlier for highest career PPV sales by a boxer ($696 million).

Several female champions were recognized by the WBC female division committee as well. Among those honored were female legend Christy Martin, Jelena Mrdjenovich (far right), Momo Koseki, Mariana Juarez, Naomi Togashi.

December 16, 2011

Steve Molitor’s Unfinished Business
Two-time world super bantamweight champion Steve “The Canadian Kid� Molitor has picked out the perfect Christmas present for provincial rival Sebastian Gauthier, wrapped with a bow on top and even delivered it to Quebec City. Unfortunately, at least for now, the gift remains unopened. Last month in Gauthier’s backyard, after Molitor (34-2, 12 KOs) won a 10-round split decision on the Lucian Bute-Glenn Johnson card at Pepsi Center in Quebec City, Team Gauthier loudly complained about an unfair outcome and requested an immediate rematch. Team Molitor has officially offered a rematch February 11 to Gauthier (21-3, 13 KOs) at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, which is where Steve lives and trains.

“It was a fairly easy fight for me,� Molitor said, “other than for the massive cut over my eye that I got from a head-butt in the first round. The cut bled into my eye (left) the whole fight and it was difficult for me to see. I hurt him a few times but couldn’t stick to my plan because of all the blood in my eye. It riled me a little and I lost my train of thought. I’ve been boxing 23 years and knew that a cut above the eye wasn’t dangerous or reason to stop the fight. I was a little worried about that, though, when the doctor checked me right before the 10th round....Read more

December 16, 2011

Lupo-Decarie showdown tomorrow
Popular Romanian boxer Victor Lupo has fully prepared for the toughest fight of his pro career, tomorrow (Saturday) night in the 12-round main event against former world title challenger Antonin Decarie for the vacant WBC International Welterweight Championship, at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. Lupo (19-1-2, 9 KOs), who lives in Toronto, earned his title shot having defeated former world champion Junior Witter (37-3-2) last February by a 10-round decision for the vacant WBC International Silver title. Presently rated #19 by the WBC, Lupo is a former Canadian welterweight and WBC Fedecentro middleweight champion, who is unbeaten the past four years ago. WBC #26-rated Decarie, of Quebec, is a former Canadian light welterweight and NABO welterweight champion, who lost a 12-round unanimous decision in 2010 to Souleymane M’baye for the interim World Boxing Association (“WBA�) welterweight title.

Lupo’s Hennessy Sports Canada stable-mate, undefeated light heavyweight Lionnell “Lonnie B� Thompson (11-0, 7 KOs), is also fighting tomorrow night in an eight-round bout versus Christian Cruz (12-12-1, 10 KOs). Thompson, fighting out of Buffalo, was a U.S. amateur standout who was rated as high as #2 in his division. He was a five-time New York Golden Glove and three-time Empire State champion.

December 16, 2011

Gatti’s wife wins inheritance court case
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

The Montreal Gazette is reporting that the wife of the late, great former boxing champion Arturo Gatti will inherit his $3.4 million fortune. The judge ruled that Amanda Rodrigues did not manipulate Gatti to change his will shortly before his sudden 2009 death in Brazil under uncertain circumstances. The Gatti family had sought to have an older will enforced, charging that Rodrigues manipulated the boxer into changing his will.

December 16, 2011

WBC news
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

With the WBC convention wrapping up in Las Vegas, the sanctioning body has come out with their latest rankings in each weight category. The bottom line that for a number of Canadian boxers who have suffered recent losses, the drop has not been that bad for those involved with a pair of fighters making their way into the top 15 thanks to recent big victories.

Joachim Alcine and Adonis Stevenson both made their way into the top 15 thanks to big victories this past Saturday night. Stevenson takes the #14 spot as a super-middleweight thanks to destruction of Aaron Pryor Jr. while former WBA champion Alcine makes a long related return and grabs the #10 spot at middleweight thanks to his surprising majority decision over hard-hitting David Lemieux.

Lemieux after losing two in a row tumbles from the #3 position but still remains in the rankings at the #15 position. A pair of boxers who suffered what can best be described as hard luck losses remained in the top-ten. Jo Jo Dan battled through a broken jaw and was on his way to victory when a flash knockdown in the 11th round cost him the fight in a rematch versus Selcuk Aydin but falls just one position to #6. Renan St-Juste suffered a shoulder separation in his mandatory fight with Anthony Dirrell and dropped five spots to #7.

Jean Pascal and Bermaine Stiverne remained unchanged at #3 in their respective divisions while former WBC light-heavyweight Adrian Diaconu drops a position to #11.

December 16, 2011

Lemieux looks for answers
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

It was supposed to have been the warning bell that would serve as a caution to a young contender that had seen everything come easy in a brief four year career. But when the alarm clock went off following his shocking knockout loss to Marco Antonio Rubio in April, middleweight contender David Lemieux merely turned over and hit the snooze button hoping everything would fall his way.

It didn’t happen ....Read more

December 13, 2011

Alcine shocks Lemieux
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Joachim Alcine scored a shocking 116-112, 116-112, 114-114 majority decision win over David Lemieux in a battle of local rivals at the Bell Centre in Montreal Saturday night. Lemieux came out strong but the former world champion Alcine, who was fighting above his regular 154 pounds, was able to weather the storm and came back and rocked Lemieux in the fourth round. Alcine did what he could to get inside the 22-year-old’s head by smiling, asking for more, and continually pounding his chest. Lemieux wouldn’t admit that the experienced Alcine got the best of him mentally, but did admit that the tactics did have him loading up on his punches a bit more. Alcine swept the last four rounds on the judges’ scorecards as Lemieux’s production slowed in what ultimately cost him the fight. ....Read more

December 10, 2011

Mrdjenovich KOs Gerula
In a battle of former world champions, Edmonton's Jelena Mrdjenovich gained a little revenge last night in Edmonton as she stopped Winnipeg's Olivia Gerula in round 9 of the 10 round IBA featherweight championship bout. It was a left hook that did the damage, catching the shorter Gerula as she bore in. It landed as flush as any punch could. Gerula, who had only been stopped once in 27 bouts, was out before she hit the canvas. When she did land, it was in a face first heap where the former champ stayed for several minutes before being able to regain her footing. Mrdjenovich was leading on all scorecards heading into round 9 (78-74 x 3). With the win, Mrdjenovich improves to 26-8-1 (13kos) and captures the vacant IBA title, her first championship belt since dropping her WBC Super Featherweight strap to Gerula back in 2009. Gerula, who took the bout on a week's notice, slips to 13-13-2.

Undercard results:
6 rounds Light heavyweight: Steve Franjic WDQ2 Abdullah Ramadan
4 round Cruiserweight: Paul Mackenzie W4 Gary Kopas
4 round Middleweights: Paul Bzdel W4 Shane Campbell
4 round Heavyweights: Nick Dragich TKO1 Bobby Kalmakoff
4 round Heavyweights: Clayton Glady TKO2 Mariusz Zastawny
4 round Heavyweights: Tim Hague TKO2 Patrick Graham

December 10, 2011

Weights from Montreal

Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, PQ
Promoter: GYM Promotions

David Lemieux 159.2lbs vs. Joachim Alcine 156.4lbs
WBC International title

Adonis Stevenson 166.4lbs vs. Aaron Pryor Jr. 165.6lbs
NABA and WBO-NABO Super Middleweight titles

Eleider Alvarez 174.2lbs vs. Emilliano Cayetano 170.4lbs
WBO-NABO Light-heavyweight Title

Arash Usmanee 131.2lbs vs. Antonio Joao Bento 130.2lbs
Oscar Rivas 234.2lbs vs. Matthew Greer 247.4lbs
Tyler Asseltine 126.2lbs vs. Philippe Frenois 126.6lbs
Ghislaim Maduma 140.4lbs vs. Jeremy Abbott 141.2lbs
Baha Laham 129.6lbs vs. Csaba Toth 127.8lbs
Kevin Lavallee 129.6lbs vs.Ignac Kassai 126.8lbs
Didier Bence 235.2lbs vs. Sandy Pembroke 253.6lbs

December 9, 2011

Cote back on SHOWTIME February 3rd
InterBox is proud to announce that undefeated IBF Intercontinental Light Welterweight champion Pier-Olivier Cote (18-0-0, 12 KO) will put his belt and perfect record on the line against IBF #6 World rated contender Mauricio Herrera (18-1-0, 7 KO’s) on Friday, February 3rd 2012 on the popular SHOWTIME series, ShoBox: The New Generation. This Gala will be promoted by InterBox in association with Top Rank and Thompson Boxing Promotions at the newly renovated Pavillon de la Jeunesse Arena in beautiful Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The ShoBox: The New Generation telecast will air live on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The SHOWTIME televised co-feature bout(s) will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Main Supporting Bout from Pavillon de la Jeunesse Arena will feature undefeated welterweight blue chip prospect Mikael Zewski (12-0-0, 8 KO’s) from Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Zewski is promoted by Top Rank and managed by Cameron Dunkin, both of whom are already studying offers for opponents. .....Read more

December 9, 2011

Weights from Edmonton

Venue: Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB
Promoter: KO Boxing Promotions

Olivia Gerula 125.2lbs vs. Jelena Mrdjenovich 125.8lbs
IBA Featherweight title - 10 rounds

December 9, 2011

Alcine's got legs...and he knows how to use them
By Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

The King is dead. Long live the King.

If Joachim Alcine (32-2-1 19KO) is to have a chance this Saturday against powerhouse and fellow Montrealer David Lemieux (25-1 24KO), the former champion is going to have exhibit some of the speed, footwork and defense that made him champion when he walked into undefeated Travis Simm’s backyard of Bridgeport Connecticut and came home a champion with a convincing victory.

Alcine’s former trainer Howard Grant proclaimed earlier this week that the Joachim Alcine he had (circa 2007) would have boxed circles around the young 22 year old slugger. But Alcine is now over four years removed from that landmark victory and believes that his legs will be key to victory and getting back to a position he once was......Read more

December 9, 2011

Lemieux looking to crown former "King"
By Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

The King is dead. Long live the King.

There once was a time when former world champion Joachim Alcine (32-2-1 19KO) was dubbed the “King� by his longtime Montreal promoter Group Yvon Michel (GYM). Alcine was the first world champion produced by the Montreal based promoter but little did Michel know at the time he would end up losing his King to another King, Don King, Alcine’s reign amongst boxing’s royalty would be short lived and his time at the top would quickly fade under the infamous promoter.

Alcine who is now promoted by Lou Dibella is intent on getting back some of that lost luster this Saturday as he goes up against knockout artist David Lemieux (25-1 24 KO) at the Bell Centre in Montreal.....Read more

December 9, 2011

Busy year ahead for Lemieux
By Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

After amassing 26 fights in exactly four years, it’s no wonder 22 year-old David Lemieux (25-1 24 KO) describes himself as a “steaming bull� in anticipation of this Saturday’s match-up in Montreal with former world champion Joachim Alcine (32-2-1 19KO) after an eight month wait that has seen both a change in management and trainers. But while the wait was needed to make whatever changes that were deemed necessary by the fighter, expect Lemieux to resume the same frantic pace that was the norm before the setback with Rubio.

Talk in April from the fighter was about names such as Bute and Martinez while his promoter Yvon Michel was setting his sights on HBO and a platform where the world could better witness the young knockout artist.....Read more

December 9, 2011

Gerula-Mrdjenovich III this Friday
By Dave Baggs / FightNews Canada

Former WBC Super Featherweight champion Jelena Mrdjenovich has a new opponent for this Friday night at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, one who she knows quite well as she has already faced her twice, the last time ending her 5 year reign as champion. Olivia "The Predator" Gerula has answered the call on 5 days notice and will met Mrdjenovich to complete the trilogy, this time with the IBA Featherweight title on the line.

Gerula (13-12-2, 3KOs) travelled to Edmonton in April 2009 riding a 2 fight winning streak and ended Mrdjenovich's 5 year reign as the WBC queen of the Super Featherweights. This time she knows that she be in tough once again and with only 5 days to prepare, she'll have a difficult hill to climb....Read more

December 7, 2011

Lemieux returns Saturday
By Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Knockout artist David Lemieux (25-1 24KO) said all the right things Wednesday afternoon as the middleweight put the final touches on his preparations at a public workout session in advance of this Saturday’s local match-up against former world champion Joachim Alcine (32-2-1 19KO) at the Bell Centre in Montreal. There was the talk of how new trainer Marc Ramsay was just what the doctor ordered; how he had learned valuable lessons from his only defeat, a stunning knockout loss to the hands of Marco Antonio Rubio in April; how he is prepared for twelve tough rounds against a quality opponent in Alcine....Read more

December 7, 2011

Injury does in St-Juste
By Francisco Salazar / FightNews.com

In a bizarre ending to a lackluster title elimination bout, super middleweight Anthony Dirrell was declared the winner in the fourth round when Renan St. Juste was not able to continue due to a self-sustained injury to his left shoulder. Both fighters did very little as they looked for openings to counter. In the fourth round, both fighters attempted to land a punch, but instead collided heads. Dirrell winced in pain, pointing to his head, while St. Juste complained of an injury to his left shoulder. When the action resumed, Dirrell went after St. Juste, throwing hard punches to the head. St. Juste turned away, continuing to complain about the injury, prompting referee Jack Reiss to stop the fight at 2:54, ruling St. Juste refused to fight on. With the victory, Dirrell becomes the mandatory challenger for a world title belt. Dirrell, from Flint, MI, goes to 24-0, 21 KO’s, while St. Juste, from Repentiguy, Quebec, Canada, fall to 23-3-1, 15 KO’s.

December 3, 2011

St-Juste, Dirrell heats up
Unbeaten, WBC #1 super middleweight Anthony Dirrell and WBC #3 Renan St-Juste engaged in an intense confrontation during the weigh-in for their 12-round main event tonight on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). “You ain’t in Canada anymore,� said Dirrell during the weigh-in for the bout that will serve as a title eliminator for the WBC super middleweight title currently held by Super Six World Boxing Classic finalist Carl Froch.

Hard-hitting ShoBox alum Chris Avalos and Jhonatan Romero will square off in a 10-round co-feature battle of up-and-coming super bantamweights. The once-beaten Avalos, who will be making a record sixth appearance on ShoBox. Friday’s event will originate from Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif.

December 2, 2011

Bute eyeing New York invasion
By Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

After establishing himself as a star in both his native Romania and his adopted homeland of Canada, IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute plans to take on New York for 2012 figuring if he can make it there, he can make it anywhere. “Lucian definitely wants to fight in the U.S. in 2012, and we will help him the best way we can to make it happen,� said Bute’s promoter Jean Bedard of Interbox who will be in the Big Apple this weekend, not only to take in the Cotto-Margarito fight but also to plan out logistics for a possible fight there for his undefeated 168-pounder. “One of his goals in 2011 was to fight in Romania but like I told him before he left to go home, I don’t think we’ll have an offer to fight in the U.S. from another promoter, in the past seven years I’ve only received one offer to fight outside Canada.�.....Read more

December 2, 2011

St-Juste, Dirrell weights and quotes
Unbeaten, top-ranked super middleweight Anthony Dirrell tipped the scales at 167 pounds and fellow world-ranked southpaw Renan St-Juste weighed in at 166.5 pounds during Thursday’s weigh in at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. Dirrell (23-0, 20 KOs), of Flint, Mich., and St-Juste (23-2-1, 15 KOs), of Canada, will square off in the 12-round main event on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Dec. 2, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).....Read more
December 1, 2011

"The Brazilian Rocky" in Quebec City
Unbeaten middleweight Michael “The Brazilian Rocky� Oliveira, returns to the ring December 17 in Quebec City. The power-punching, fan-friendly Oliveira (16-0, 12 KOs), rated No. #15 by the WBC, puts his undefeated record on the line in a 10-round bout against veteran Jimmy “The Fightin’ School Teacher� Holmes (19-3-2, 10 KOs), at Pepsi Coliseum. The 21-year-old Oliveira is coming off of his impressive Shobox: The Next Generation debut Nov. 11 in El Paso (TX), in which he defeated veteran Xavier “The X-Man� Tolliver (23-8, 15 KOs) by way of an eight-round disqualification that was on the verge of stoppage.
November 29, 2011

Dan released from hospital
Canada-based Romanian fighter and WBC silver championship welterweight challenger Jo Jo Dan will be released on Tuesday from University Hospital in Trabzon, Turkey. On Sunday, surgeons successfully repaired his broken jaw, suffered Saturday night in round two of his close 12 round UD loss (113-112, 113-112, 115-111) to Selcuk Aydin. Gankor Promotions’ Chris Ganescu opined, “Our brave boxer fought a very competitive, action packed thrilling bout in front of 5000 mostly local fans of current WBC silver champion, Selcuk Aydin.� Although speech was difficult, Jo Jo Dan was able to say today: “If the jaw break hadn’t happened, I would have defeated Aydin. I was immediately aware of my injury but I felt I could continue and win the fight anyway. The official scores proved me wrong but I certainly came close.�

Dan will fly to Romania on Wednesday, November 30th for a well deserved vacation with his family. He is scheduled to land in Bucharest at 18:30 on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul. Ganescu added, “Jo Jo will certainly be out of action for an extended period. I think that he can start light fitness training again at the beginning of January 2012…and in three or four months he will certainly be well enough to begin selected light boxing training. I am proud of his gladiator performance. He will be back!�

November 29, 2011

Aydin decisions Dan again

In a rematch, unbeaten WBC Silver welterweight belt holder Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Ionut “Jo-Jo Dan� Ion (29-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Spor Salonu in Trabzon, Turkey. Dan fought more aggressively than the first fight, and Aydin was happy to mix it up. Just like in the first fight, Dan was down in round one. Aydin landed the heavier shots while Dan was busier for the rest of the bout. Aydin dropped Dan again in round eleven. Aydin was deducted a point in round twelve by referee Massimo Barrovecchio. In the end, the knockdowns made the difference as Aydin won 113-112, 113-112, 115-111. Aydin won their first fight by controversial split decision in June 2010.

Dan had to spend the night at University hospital in Trabzon where he underwent surgery to repair a broken jaw on Sunday. It is suspected that he suffered the injury in round four and he toughed out the last eight rounds with a broken jaw.
(Photo: S. Yamada / ARENA)

November 26, 2011

Boyd stops Clavette in Moncton
Toronto's Stephan Boyd captured the vacant NABA - Canada middleweight title with an impressive 5th round stoppage over Montreal's Paul Clavette last night at the Casino New Brunswick in Moncton. Boyd (11-3-1, 5kos) captures his first professional title and avenges a split decision loss to Clavette back in 2007. Clavette, who was born in Grand Fall, New Brunswick, losses in his return to the ring after a 31 month hiatas, falling to a still respectable 15-3-1. On the undercard, the Aucoin brothers each collected victories as middleweight Chris collected a 6 round unanimous decision over Marcel Maillet Jr (0-2) to improve to 4-5-1 and Dave, now 2-3 (1ko) stopped Jamie Taylor (1-2) in round 5 of their 6 round welterweight contest. In a upset, freshly crowned Canadian (NCC) super middleweight champ Eric Roy was stopped by Danny Netzer in the second round in a middleweight non title affair. Netzer was making his pro debut against the now 6-3 (3kos) Roy. Fredericton, New Brunswick light heavyweight Brandon Brewer improved to 2-0 (1ko) with a 4 round unanimous decision over Darren Fletcher (1-3). Brandon Cook made quick work of Jason Bernava, stopping the Moncton fighter in the opening round of their middleweight clash. Cook, fighting out of Ajax, Ontario moves to 4-0 (2kos) as a pro while Moncton's Bernava still search of win number one, now 0-3. Arron Corrigan collected his first professional victory with a 4 round unanimous decision victory over Norman Peters (1-7) in cruiserweight action. Corrigan, fighting out of Prince Edward Island, moves to 1-2. Round out the card was a 4 round light heavyweight contest with Nathan Millier (2-0, 1ko) taking on Steve Rogers (debut) which ended in a no contest after two rounds.
November 26, 2011

Trotter calls out Trupish and Zewski
After his recent victory over Richard Reittie in Calgary, undefeated light middleweight Janks Trotter (7-0-1, 7 kos) told friends and associates he would like to fight Adam Trupish or undefeated Mikael Zewski next. Trotter added that he thinks Trupish is "ducking" him. According to Trotter, Trupish needs to "stop backing up" and stand up like a man, if he can. Trotter said the fight could happen in Calgary, Edmonton or Siberia ..time and place doesn't matter. As for Zewski, Trotter thinks the youngster looks "fight ready" on a glossy promotional poster. When asked when he could be ready for his next bout, Trotter simply replied..."NOW!".
November 25, 2011

McGuinness named NABA fighter of the year
(Source: Hennessy Sports press release)

Undefeated Canadian super featherweight Logan Cotton McGuinness has been named the North American Boxing Association (“NABA�) 2011 Fighter of the Year.

“It’s a great honor for me to be chosen by the NABA as its Fighter of the Year,� McGuinness said. “I defended the NABA lightweight title twice since winning it in September (2010) and won the NABA super featherweight title as well. Hopefully, I’ll defend that belt once or twice and then reach the ultimate goal of fighting for the world title.�

McGuinness’ accomplishment came in a year that also featured NABA champions such as cruiserweight Lateef Kayode, middleweight Andy Lee and welterweight Mike Jones.

November 25, 2011

Weights from Turkey

Venue: Hayri Gür Sport Salonu in Trabzon, Turkey
Promoter: Arena Sports Promotions

Jo Jo Dan 147lbs vs. Selchuk Aydin 147lbs
WBC Silver Welterweight title - 12 rounds

November 25, 2011

Dan-Aydin presser
(Source: FightNews.com)

About fifty local and international journalists were listening to Selcuk Aydin and Jo Jo Dan expressing mutual respect for each other at their final press conference for Saturday’s WBC Silver world welterweight championship. Both fighters seem to be in great shape and very well prepared for their re-match of Aydin’s controversial split decision win over the Canada based Romanian in June 2010 in Istanbul.

“We thank the people in Trabzon for the warm welcome�, said Jo Jo Dan. “I have trained very hard for this fight and I am sure that the people will see a great championship bout this Saturday.�

“Being here in Trabzon feels like fighting at home�, added Dan’s promoter Chris Ganescu (GANKOR promotions). “We are Black Sea people just like our friends here in Trabzon.�

Dan refused to talk about the first fight and the controversial result but his trainer Pierre Bouchard said how the team feels about the loss. “We know Jo Jo won that fight and Selcuk knows it as well�, stated Bouchard. “But we also know that Selcuk wasn’t well prepared for the first fight. We expect a better and stronger Selcuk Aydin this time. But Jo Jo will be stronger as well.�

Aydin answered: “I won the first fight and I will win this one even clearer and more decisive. I will leave no room for any discussions. We labeled the fight as “Unfinished Business�. I want to prove that I can stop Jo Jo.�

November 25, 2011

David Dusang dies in car crash

by Scott Taylor

If you weren’t around the Winnipeg sports scene 25 years ago you might have forgotten. Or perhaps have never heard of “The Jewish Bomber.� “I remember, that’s what he had written across his boxing shorts,

‘The Jewish Bomber’ and the Star of David,� recalled Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz. “Pretty hard to forget that.�

Indeed. For those who knew him, it was impossible to forget. That’s because, the Jewish Bomber was truly one of the greats.David Dusang was the Jewish Bomber. And for many who lived through the era of the 70s and 80s when the Winnipeg boxing scene was thriving, Dusang was a fan favorite and one of the best ever produced in this province.......Read more

November 22, 2011

Brown regains IBA title

(Source and Photo: BadNewsBoxing.com

Trinidad and Tobago boxing fans witnessed an exciting night of boxing at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Lisa “Bad News� Brown (19-5-3, 5KO’s) headlined the evening and TKO’d Columbian Angela “La Diva� Marciales (6-6-3, 5 KO’s) at 1:26 of the fourth round. Marciales was a last minute replacement for fellow Colombian boxer Paola Ester Herrera who due to unforeseen circumstances could not travel in for the WIBA Super-Bantamweight title. Initially Team Brown was told the bout with Marciales would be an 8 round non-title bout but the fight was later sanctioned for ten rounds with the belt on the line. However, Marciales who arrived in Trinidad on Friday after the official weigh in tipped the scales at 132 lbs while Brown was comfortably at 121.2 lbs. In the end, Brown proved to be too much for Marciales who struggled with Lisa’s power. Marciales took a standing eight count in the first round, and hit the canvas in the third before the official called the fight in the fourth round.......Read more

November 21, 2011

Trotter handles Reittie
by AJ Bellegarde / FightNews Canada

In a bout that lived up to the anticipated hype, Calgary's Janks Trotter scored an impressive 8th round stoppage of heavy handed Richard Reittie Saturday night at the Desperado’s Night Club in Calgary, Alberta. No-one anticipated this one going to the scorecards with Trotter scoring 6 KO victories in 8 tries and Toronto's Reittie stopping 7 of his 10 opponents. The opening rounds were all fought in close quarters, each testing each others resolve. Trotter (7-0-1, 7kos) would increase his work rate in the middle rounds, sometimes throwing in excess of 100 punches a round. Reittie (8-2-1, 7kos) tried to match the Calgarian punch for punch but to no avail. Reittie began to take a beating in round 7, only his heart kept him upright. A Trotter right hand had Reittie in serious trouble early in round 8, forcing referee Wes Melton to halt the contest at the 1:57 mark......Read more

November 21, 2011

Fury stops Pajkic
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a wild and exciting third round TKO over previously unbeaten Canadian champion Neven Pajkic (16-1, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at Event City in Manchester, England. Pajkic had a big round two, flooring the 6’9 Fury with a big right hand and hammering him for the balance of the round. Fury turned the tables in the third, dropping Pajkic twice and the bout was waved off by referee Phil Edwards. Time was 2:44. Pajkic seemed to be clear-headed and complained bitterly about the stoppage.

Fury had no answer in the early going for Pajkic’s head down, straight forward style that had punches coming from far and wide. When the Canadian champion came straight down the pipe with a big overhand right hand midway through the second, the hometown fighter was suddenly on the canvas in the middle of ring for the first time in his career. Fury was able to beat the count with little problem but did eat another big right before the round was over.

Fury was able to turn the tables early in the next round, landing an uppercut that would ultimately change the course of the short fight. “It shows a true champion going down and getting back up,� said Fury afterwards. The Commonwealth champion was able to fire off a series of right hands while in close in a clench, slowly hammering away and methodically nailing the Canadian into the canvas. Pajkic was able to rise to his feet with still two minutes left in the round and looked like he was going to make it to the end when another Fury right drove him down into the ropes for a second time. The massive heavyweight looked to be on his way to a third knockdown when referee Phil Edwards pulled the plug on the fight, much to the dismay of Pajkic who took a shove at the official. Time did nothing to suppress the anger of the defeated challenger when during the official announcement of the decision Pajkic let his case be known to those in attendance using the microphone to let fans know he was willing and able to continue.

Fury felt the stoppage was a non issue, “One more punch and it was all over anyways.�

Fury is scheduled to return to the ring January 28.

November 13, 2011

Shot of the day!

Canadian Light Welterweight prospect Steve Claggett found himself at the Pacquiao-Marquez presser in Vegas, getting an opportunity to snap a quick photo with the pound for pound best fighter on the planet. Clagget is current getting in some sparring in Las Vegas, preparing for his return to the ring November 19th in Calgary, Alberta.
(Photo: Ace Freeman)

November 11, 2011

Pajkic and Fury: Final words
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

This Saturday November 12th two undefeated 16-0 heavyweights collide as British Champion Tyson Fury meets Canadian Champion Neven Pajkic in Manchester England for Fury’s British Commonwealth belt. Tensions for the fight have been brewing for over a year ever since Fury touched down onto Canadian soil and challenged Pajkic as he was putting the finishing touches of a Canadian title defence just north of Toronto. The prestigious Commonwealth belt that is up for grabs dates back well over 100 years and has been worn by the likes of Lennox Lewis, Trevor Berbick, Tommy Burns, Henry Cooper and Danny Williams. Both fighters hope it will help propel them to bigger and better things and had a chance to address the media one more final time earlier this week, leaving fight fans hoping that the what happens inside the ropes will be half as good as the war of words that’s been going on outside. ....Read more

November 11, 2011

Pajkic ready for Fury
Canadian heavyweight champion Neven “No Surrender� Pajkic has arrived in the UK ahead of his Commonwealth title fight against champion Tyson Fury at EventCity, Manchester this coming Saturday, November 12th.

The normally outspoken Pajkic, who said at his press conference in Canada on Dec, 20, 2010 "Once the day comes, if he gets enough balls to fight me, he is going to be well overmatched against me. And believe you me, Tyson Fury WILL get knocked out." has now decided not to comment until he has ripped the title from around Fury’s waist.

His promoter Rick Smiciklas said "I’ve just talked to Neven and he said that he has no comment and is going to do his talking in the ring and he will have lots to say when he has the commonwealth belt around his waist on Saturday night."

"Neven is in the best shape of his life and there will be no excuses from him as he looks to under promise and over deliver a great fight to people watching here on Channel 5 and back home on Super Channel."

Smiciklas added “I just want to thank team Hennessy for this amazing opportunity and commend Mick and his team on doing a great job and promoting this marquee matchup�.

November 10, 2011

Toy Tiger on The Fight Network
Toy Tiger will be having its world television premiere on Canada's National Combat Sports T.V. Station: the Fight Network. The first screening will be on November 11th at 9pm eastern time with subsequent screenings throughout the month. Don't Miss It!
November 9, 2011

Pajkic-Fury presser

Commonwealth Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and challenger Canadian champion Neven Pajkic met at the press conference for the first time since their heated encounter at the Casino Rama, Toronto, Canada back in December 2010, ahead of their showdown this Saturday night (Nov 12) at EventCity, Manchester.
November 9, 2011

Gatti coroner renders decision
A Quebec coroner’s report released today on the 2009 death of ring legend Arturo Gatti says “there is no clear evidence of foul play in Mr. Gatti’s death.� According to the Canadian Press, the report confirmed that Gatti died a “violent death� with the probable cause of death listed as “asphyxiation by neck constriction,� but did not contradict the ruling of Brazilian authorities that Gatti’s death was a suicide. Gatti’s former manager had hired experts who had declared Gatti’s death a homicide after a private investigation. There is an ongoing legal dispute between Gatti relatives and his widow over his assets.
November 9, 2011

Lalonde pitches holistic recovery

Photos and story by Boxing Bob Newman, FightNews.com

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Donny LaLonde addressed the board of directors with an initiative that he has recently undertaken. LaLonde has mde no secret that over his 23 year professional boxing career, he suffered many injuries and approached treating them with natural, holistic medicine. One treatment LaLonde is espousing for boxers Cranio-Sacral therapy. C-S Therapy I used among the holistic community, including massage therapists, and osteopaths to treat mental stress, TMJ, migraines, neck and back pain, and release trapped nerves and ease movement of cerebro-spinal fluid. LaLonde feels that once boxers aren’t entertaining fans any longer, they are forgotten, and along with financial difficulties, they often face physical and mental anguish that could be helped, and very inexpensively LaLonde pointed out, through C-S Therapy.

November 9, 2011

Lalonde honoured at WBA Convention
The high-tech Tribune Lounge inside the Donbass Arena hosted the awards dinner tonight during the 90th annual WBA convention in Donetsk, Ukraine. A techno song and dance group, ala a Ukrainian version of the Black Eyed Peas, rocked the house over several encores. Meanwhile various recognitions and awards were given out also over several rounds, for contributions to boxing. In between, a multitude of cultural courses were served for dinner, including chicken & beef tongue salad!

Fighters receiving recognition on a world level were Souleymane M’Baye, Donny LaLonde, Victor Callejas and Roberto Duran. Local fighters included Union Boxing fighter and recent WBA super middleweight title challenger Stanislav Kashtanov, fellow UBP fighter and WBA Inter-continental featherweight champion Oleh Yafimovych and current WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko.

November 8, 2011


New NABF Mens November 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The North American Boxing Federation or NABF has released their November 2011 rankings which ranks boxers in North America. Here is how our talent rankings within the NABF sanctioning body.

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Heavyweight - Neven Pajkic NABF #5 (last month: #3)
Cruiserweights - Ryan Henney NABF #5 (last month: #6)
Cruiserweights - Jason Douglas NABF #13 (last month: #14)
Light Heavyweight - Nicholson Poulard NABF #11 (last month:#13)
Light Heavyweight - Junior Moar NABF #14 (last month: #7)
Super Middleweight - Renan St-Juste - NABF #2 (last month: #3)
Super Middleweight - Adonis Stevenson - NABF #8 (last month: #13)
Welterweights - Victor Lupo NABF #5 (last month: #6)
Welterweights - Antonin Decarie NABF #7 (last month: #7)
Welterweights - Andre Gorges NABF #12 (last month: #10)
Welterweights - Kevin Bizier NABF #14 (last month: #14)
Light Welterweight - Dierry Jean NABF #2 (last month: #2)
Light Welterweight - Pier Olivier Cote - NABF #3 (last month: #7)
Light Welterweight - Tony Luis - NABF #14(last month: unranked)
Light Welterweight - Steve Claggett NABF #16 (last month: #16)
Super Featherweight - Logan McGuinness NABF #2 (last month: unranked)
Super Featherweight - Benoit Gaudet NABF #5 (last month: #1)
Super Featherweight - Arash Usmanee - NABF #11 (last month: #12)
Super Bantamweight - Tyson Cave NABF #11 (last month: #9)
Bantamweight - Sebastian Gauthier NABF #2 (last month: #3)
November 8, 2011


WBC Womens November 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The World Boxing Council or WBC has released their November 2011 rankings which ranks female boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the WBC sanctioning body.

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Lightweights - Kara Ro WBC #5 (last month: #6)
Lightweights - Ayana Pelletier WBC #10 (last month: #12)
Lightweights - Sarah Pucek WBC #11 (last month: #13)
Lightweights - Amy Johnson WBC #20 (last month: #22)
Super Featherweight - Jelena Mrdjenovich WBC #1 (last month: #1)
Super Featherweight - Lindsay Garbatt WBC #5 (last month: #5)
Super Featherweight - Olivia Gerula WBC #8 (last month: #8)
WBC Featherweight champion in Recess - JEANNINE GARSIDE
Featherweight - Sandy Tsagouris WBC #7 (last month: #7)
Super Bantamweight - Lisa Brown WBC #5 (last month: #5)
Super Bantamweight - Nathalie Forget WBC #27(last month: #29)
Super Flyweight - Mandy Lapointe WBC #10 (last month: #10)
November 8, 2011

Roy wins Canadian championship
Eric Roy captured the vacant Canadian (NCC) Super Middleweight title, knocking out Moncton's Jonah Arbuckle 2 minutes into the second round Saturday night at the Louis-J-Robichaud High School in Shediac, New Brunswick. Roy (6-2, 3KOs) who previous lost a 6 round decision to Arbuckle (7-3, 1KO) a little over a year ago, left little doubt in this one, ending the 34 yr old Moncton fighter's 4 bout winning streak. Look for the 27-year-old St-Basile native and new national champion to defend his title shortly.

Emile Arsenault (6-1, 2KOs) stopped rugged journeyman Guy Desforges (4-7, 3KOs)in the 5th round of their 6 round Cruiserweight bout. Time of the knockout was 1:53. With the victory, the hometown fighter captured the province's cruiserweight title and is currently ranked by both the CBF (National Championship Committee) and the CPBC (Canadian Professional Boxing Council).

Patrick Arsenault stopped one time Canadian Super Middleweight champion Ron Savoie at 2:34 of round 5. Arsenault improves to 4-0 (2KOs) while Savoie, who was 1-0-1 in his comeback after a 13 year hiatas, falls to 7-7-2 (4KOs).Savoie held the Canadian Super Middleweight title from 1995-1997 including an impressive title defense against Fernand Marcotte (W12).

In heavyweight action, Cape-Pele, New Brunswick's Kevin Cormier scored his third consecutive openning round knockout victory by blasting out Justin Henderson (debut) in 2 minutes and 8 seconds.

The co-main event for the evening was scrubbed when Julien Collette, the reigning Maritime and Eastern Canadian heavyweight champion injured himself while warming up for his bout with Sylvain Roy. No word on the extent of the injury or how long Collette will be on the shelf. The Bouctouche, New Brunswich heavyweight is 8-1 (6KOs) as a pro and ranked among the countries best by the CBF (NCC) and CPBC.

November 7, 2011

Bute writes blueprint on Johnson

by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada
(Photo: Herby Whyne, Sportzframe)

It's is often said, that where there a will, there's a way. According to super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute's trainer Stephane Larouche, if you have the will, you better find a way if you want to make a mark against the undefeated fighter who made his 9th title defense Saturday night in Quebec City before over 15,000 passionate fans. "The will to win is not enough against Lucian Bute," Larouche told Fightnews the morning after the night before.

"I think Lucian wrote the book on how to beat Glen Johnson," said the trainer about Johnsons most decisive defeat since 1997 and Bernard Hopkins. "We managed to back him up quite a bit," said Larouche, "We noticed in his previous fights when he was backed into the ropes, he was not dangerous at all. ...Read more

November 7, 2011

Cote delivers homerun

by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada
(Photo: Herby Whyne, Sportzframe)

It was the shot heard round the boxing world Saturday night; super-lightweight Pier-Olivier Cote, a virtual unknown to even the most ardent of fans, hit a homerun on Showtime Championship Boxing, the echoes that are still reverberating days later.

Cote was given a rare chance for a relative newcomer to showcase his talents on the specialty channel's premiere vehicle and delivered by scoring with a scintilating left hook that obliterated Jorge Luis Teron at the :33 second mark of the second round and upstaging headliner Lucian Bute who was making the 9th defense of his IBF super-middleweight belt. Cote who moved to 18-0 with his 12th knockout actually made his pro debut back when Bute was making the very first defense of his title in 2008 and has seen a steady rise of his stock ever since. ...Read more

November 7, 2011

Bute, Johnson quotes
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Friends shouldn't let freinds fight friends. After sparring close to 100 rounds in the past, Glen Johnson and IBF super-middleweight champion gave a loud deafening crowd 12 more a fight that sometimes simmered, but never boiled over. Bute was able to easily control the action, out-jabbing the "Road Warrior" who often looked more road-weary by scores of 120-108, 120-108, 119-109.

"Glen Johnson is a tough experienced and great fighter and I'm very happy to win," said Bute following the fight. "With Johnson you have to avoid his right hand, and to do that, you have to avoid his jab. I did that by ou-tjabbing him every chance I had." The statistics bear Bute out as he landed 183 of 449 jabs for nearly a 41% clip. Johnson meanwhile often had the piston going but often at long range connecting with 81 of 360 thrown, a 22.5 percentage.

"I have big respect for Glenn Johnson he's a friend but this is my business, so it was not hard to fight him."

Johnson for his part thought he had done enough to win the fight. "I think I won the fight," he said afterwards. "In the 4th round my arm began to swell up and couldn't use the big right. I felt I beat him to the punch though. It's not easy coming on the road like this, your opponent does one little thing and the crowd erupts." Johnson plans to continue campaigning at 168.

Bute will be ringside for Super Six final December 17th and feels that Andre Ward will come out the winner by decision. "My dream is to fight the winner."

November 5, 2011

Green over Demers

by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada
(Photo: Herby Whyne, Sportzframe)

Sebastien Demers made a good account for himself but fell to a decision to former world title challenger and Super Six contestant Allan Green (31-3 21KO). Demers (31-5 11KO) hadn't made it out of the third round in his last two fights but gave Green everything he could handle over the course of ten rounds, losing a 100-90, 98-92, 97-93 decision. Green who had come in 3 pounds heavy had Demers rocked several times in the fight but any continued exchanges usually ended with one or both fighters hanging on. Demers had hoped to get Green to deep waters and take his chances and seemed things were going to plan in the seventh where he was able to connect with a couple of rights but couldn't follow up and Green quickly maintained the upper hand. Demers had his moments over the course of ten, but Green was control most of the way.

November 5, 2011

Bute defeats Johnson

by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada
(Photo: Herby Whyne, Sportzframe)

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0, 24 KOs) scored a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over 42-year-old Glen “The Road Warrior� Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) on Saturday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. Johnson was never able to solve the style of the southpaw champion, although he did end Bute’s string of six straight KOs. Scores were 119-109, 120-108, 120-108. Bute will now attend the Super Six Final in December and hopes to face the winner. Meanwhile Johnson stated after the fight that he thought he won the fight.

November 5, 2011

Côté destroys Teron

by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada
(Photo: Herby Whyne, Sportzframe)

Rising Canadian junior welterweight star Pier-Olivier Côté (18-0, 12 KOs), of Quebec City, scored a spectacular second round knockout of Jorge Luis Teron (25-2-1, 17 KOs), of the Bronx, New York. Côté attacked from the opening bell and rocked Teron in round one. He dropped Teron twice in round two to end it at :33 of round two.

November 5, 2011

Early results from Quebec City

by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada
(Photo: Herby Whyne, Sportzframe)

Molitor survives Gauthier
Former two time world champion Steve Molitor(34-2 12KO) won a split decision over Sebastien Gauthier (21-3 13KO) in what was an absolute 10 round war. Scores were 96-94 all around with two of the scorecards favouring the Toronto based fighter and one going the way of Gauthier. Both fighters fought through cut eyes for most of the fight with Molitor's left particularly bad and the doctor checking it out before the final round. Molitor got off to a slow start but controlled a good portion of the middle rounds, connecting with solid lefts and showing angles over a tired Gauthier who looked to be running on fumes from almost the beginning of the fight.

Bizier stops Bladt
Hometown fighter Kevin Bizier (16-0 12KO) gave his hometown fans a thrill as the undefeated welterweight destroyed Christian Bladt with a left hook that had the Danish fighter down and crashing hard into the canvas and the doctors coming up the stairs as soon as the count was started. Bizier who hails from Quebec City put down Bladt with a thud heard in the cheap seats early in the third after dominating the fight over a defensive minded fighter who looked to be trying his best to survive.

Hyppolite victorious
Schiller Hyppolite (2-0) ended things with a left hook and took down Dale Golden (1-1) down for a second time and ended things at 2:28 of the opening round in light-heavyweight action.

Barthelemy destroys Barrera
Rances Barthelemy got action underway with a bang in Quebec City as the undefeated Cuban fighting out of Miami destroyed Alejandro Barrera (21-10) with four knockdowns as he moved to 14-0 scoring his 11th knockout. Only three of the four counted as one was waived off at the end of first round. It certainly had it's effect though as Barrera was easy pickings in the 2nd and went down twice more before calling it a night. Super-featherweight Barthelemy who is promoted by Warriors Boxing had pin-point control and looked impressive in this shortened outing.

November 5, 2011

Another battle of former sparring partners
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

While much has been made of friends and former sparring partners Lucian Bute and Glen Johnson facing off in the main event Saturday in Quebec City Saturday night, they are the only pair who have met up with bigger gloves and headgear in preparing for for a championship fight. Former two-time world champion Steve Molitor(33-2 12KO) returns to the ring for the first time since travelling to South Africa in March and losing his losing his IBF super-bantamweight belt to Takalani Ndlovu who he was facing for the third time. Molitor will meet former sparring partner Sebastien Gauthier(21-2 13KO) who moves up in weight in hopes of making a statement against the man he used to help prepare for championship fights. ...Read more

November 5, 2011

Demers ready for Green
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

It's a make or break fight for both fighters. Both are former world title challengers. Both have lost two of their last three. And both Allan Green(30-3 21KO) and Sebastien Demers(31-4 11KO) look to Saturday in Quebec City to righting the ship and getting back into contention in a highly competitive super-middleweight division.

While both fighters dig deep to find answers, Demers has made a change in trainers, hiring Howard Grant as he hopes to move forward. "I wish I had him five years ago," said Grant of the 31 year-old Demers who has suffered a pair of brutal knockout losses in the early rounds of his last two fights. "He's a hard worker, he's hungry to learn still, he's a gem to work with. He doesn't cut any corners, we do the hard work, we do the grind." ...Read more

November 5, 2011

Cote: "Don't Blink"
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Cesar Soriano is one of those boxers who has made the trip to Montreal many times. An experienced rugged Mexican opponent who wins as many as he loses, he has been brought in to give the local guys some rounds and a hard earned 'W'. He had been brought in a total of five times and made it to the scorecard each time against quality opponents such as Logan McGuiness, Jo Jo Dan, and Kevin Bizier. When he was brought in for Pier-Olivier Cote, he lasted 30 seconds. ...Read more

November 4, 2011

Glen Johnson speaks
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

He is about as laid back as you can get without demanding a drug test. Glen Johnson was an oasis of calm Friday, quietly sitting backstage in a Quebec City suburban shopping mall after weighing in at 166.5 pounds and awaiting the glove selection process in advance of his IBF super-middleweight bout with Lucian Bute. While the champion was whisked in and out quickly with a stealth security squad, Johnson remained and obliged fans with pictures and autographs. Fightnews was able to ask the veteran fighter his thoughts going into what will be his 11th championship fight. ...Read more

November 4, 2011

Weights from Quebec City, QC

Venue: Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec
Promoter: INTERBOX

Lucian Bute 167.4lbs vs. Glen Johnson 166.5lbs
IBF super middleweight title - 12 rounds

Pier Olivier Cote 140lbs vs. Jorge Teron 139.3lbs
Steve Molitor 123.1lbs vs. Sebastien Gauthier 121.6lbs
Sebastien Demers 169.4lbs vs Allan Green (en route)
Kevin Bizier 148.7lbs vs. Christian Bladt 147.4lbs
Rances Barthelemy 133.2lbs vs. Alejandro Barrera 133.6lbs
Schiller Hyppolite 173.4lbs vs. Dale Golden 171.7lbs

November 4, 2011

Dan vs Aydin Nov 26th
On November 26th, 2011, WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin and Canada based Romanian Ionut “Jo Jo Dan� Ion will clash in a re-match which will be billed as “Unfinished Business� (in Turkish “Büyük Hesaplasma�). In their first fight in June 2010 Aydin dominated the early rounds, knocking down his opponent in the first stanza. Jo Jo not only got up from the knockdown, but came back strong and even seemed to get stronger the longer the fight lasted. In the end, Aydin won by split decision.

“Both fighters got something to prove. Both guys think that they still have to settle the score with the other guy. These are perfect conditions for a great fight,� says promoter Ahmet Oner ...Read more

November 4, 2011

History repeats with Alcine
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

If not the cycle of life, it is certainly the cycle of boxing. One star shines increasingly brighter while another fades further and further into the background, flickering and showing glimpses of hope, but becoming increasingly harder to see. New stars are given rise off the names that came before them. Sometimes the neophytes bite off more than can chew, but if the cards are dealt correctly, hunger will win out over experience. That’s what David Lemieux (25-1 24KO) and his GYM promoters are hoping as the young middleweight hopeful hopes to bounce back from his only career loss as he takes on former world champion Joachim Alcine (32-2-1 19KO) and fellow Laval, Quebec resident Joachim Alcine December 10th at the Bell Centre...Read more

November 1, 2011

SHOWTIME adds Cote vs Teron
Rising Canadian junior welterweight star Pier-Olivier Côté will take on Jorge Luis Teron in a 12-round co-featured bout on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In the SHOWTIME main event, undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian Bute will make the ninth defense of his title against ageless former world light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior� Johnson ...Read more

November 1, 2011

Lemieux, Alcine collide Dec 10

by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

David Lemieux lands an uppercut to the chin of former world champion Joachim Alcine who was appearing via video at today’s press conference in Montreal. The pair hook up on Saturday December 10th at the Bell Centre.

November 1, 2011

Bute-Johnson: Friends Collide
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

They know each other inside and outside of the ring. They refer to each other as friends. They have sparred upwards of 96 rounds inside the ring helping each other prepare for battle against other opponents. But on November 5th in Quebec City the friendship gets put on hold as IBF Champion Lucian Bute (29-0 24KO) makes his ninth title defense against Glen Johnson (51-15-2 35KO).

Bute’s trainer Stephane Larouche jokes that he believes it was actually 97 rounds that the two went against each other and that Johnson might have forgotten one, presumably put to sleep by the undefeated fighter. Joking aside, both are appreciative to be meeting up with each other with Johnson getting his third title shot in his last four fights and Bute finally getting his foot in the door of the ‘Super Six’ tournament. ...Read more

October 26, 2011

Bute, Johnson speak
(Source: FightNews.com)

With a shot at the biggest fight in Super Middleweight history on the line, undefeated superstar and IBF Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute will make the ninth defense of his 168-pound title against ageless former light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior� Johnson on November 5 live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

The largest box office draw in Canadian boxing, the undefeated, Romanian-born Bute will enter the ring at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec with an unblemished record of 29-0 with 24 KOs. Bute has registered knockouts in seven of his eight title defenses. The 42-year-old Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs) will make his 10th appearance in a world title fight, once again traveling to enemy territory for a shot at a championship.

The winner of Bute-Johnson could likely meet the winner of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, which concludes on December 17 on SHOWTIME...Read more

October 25, 2011

Zewski destroys Henson
By Mariano A. Agmi and Mike Bernier / FightNews.com

Canadian junior middleweight prospect Mikael Zewski (11-0, 7 KOs) wasted no time in demolishing Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Keuntray Henson (4-3, 1 KO). A hard right hand dropped Henson hard only moments into the bout. Henson barely beat the count, only to be dropped again by a follow-up left hook, convincing referee Gary Rosato to waive off the bout at 1:27 of round 1.

October 22, 2011

McGuinness stops Gaudet

Orangeville, Ontario's Logan McGuinness captured the vacant NABA super featherweight title with an impressive 11th round stoppage of former world title challenger Benoit Gaudet moments ago at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Time of the stoppage was 1:56. Gaudet employeed the same strategy as in the Humberto Soto fight, constant movement, stopping only long enough to fire off a combination or two, before retreating. While not hurting McGuinness, it did pile up the points. McGuinness, cut over the left eye as early as round 2, was was forced to chase, trying to cut off the ring against his fleet footed opponent. McGuinness (16-0-1, 8kos) found success in the later rounds, coming out on top of most most exchanges and hurting a tiring Gaudet. McGuinness, behind on the scorecards, finally caught up to Gaudet (24-3, 10kos) in round 11, dropping him with a left hook. Gaudet was able to make it to his feet but in no condition to continue. Referee Dave Dunbar wisely stopped the contest giving McGuinness the biggest victory of his career so far.

Mississauga, Ontario light middleweight Samuel Vargas scored the biggest win of his career with an impressive stoppage victory over Montreal's Ahmad Cheikho. Cheikho was unable to answer the bell for round six in this battle of up and comming prospects. Vargas improves to 8-0-1 (2kos) while Cheikho drops to 6-4-2 (5kos)

Jeremy Abbott scored a surprising opening round stoppage of the usually durable Harrison McBain. McBain was dropped in the early moments of the bout. He managed to regain his feet but was bludgeoned to the canvas a second time, hard when the bout was immediately stopped at the 1:56 mark of the round. McBain, who had gone the distance with the likes of Buzz Grant and Steve Claggett, suffers the first KO defeat of his career. His record drops to 3-4-1. Abbott, fighting out of Dunnville, Ontario, improves to 3-2 (2kos).

Buffalo, New York Light heavyweight prospect Lionell Thompson, recently signed by Hennessy Sports last week, scored a 6 round unanimous decision over 44 yr old Abdullah Ramadan of Toronto. Thompson sweeped all three scorecards by identical scores of 60-54, handing Ramadan ihis fourth consecutive defeat. Thompson moves to 10-0 (6kos) while Ramadan slides to 15-11.

Brandon "Bad boy" Cook moved to 3-0 (1 ko) with a 4 round unanimous decision over Darren Fletcher (1-2) of Brantford, Ontario in a light middleweight contest. Two judges gave Cook every round, posting identical 40-36 scorecards while the third judge saw it a little closer, 39-37 in favor of the Ajax, Ontario fighter.

Mississauga heavyweight Dillon Carman had little trouble with Gord Franjic, brother of light heavyweight prospect Steve Franjic, dropping him hard once and finishing him off seconds later to improve to a perfect 2-0 (2kos). Time of the stoppage was 39 seconds of round 1. .

October 22, 2011

Jean dominates Lorenzo
by Dave Baggs / FightNews Canada

Undefeated light welterweight prospect Dierry "Dougy Style" Jean won a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision over former world contender Francisco Lorenzo of the Dominican Republic moments ago at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. Scores of the bout were 100-88, 99-89, 98-90 all in favor of Jean. Jean was able to time the smaller Lorenzo (37-11, 17kos) with the uppercut perfectly as Lorenzo found himself on the canvas in rounds 1 and 9. The 39 yr old got up each time but was completely ineffective in trying to get inside the much bigger Jean (20-0, 13kos). Jean controlled the action for the middle rounds and as Lorenzo began to tire in round 8, Jean began to touch him more regularly with jab, right hand combinations. The 29 yr old Jean tried for the knockout in round 10, launching an all out assault but Lorenzo was determined to hear the final bell, as he has done in each of his 10 previous defeats. The bout was Jean's first since fracturing his jaw in a victory over Wilfredo Negron last November. /P>

Cruiserweight Eleider "Storm" Alvarez was simply too big and too strong for one time light middleweight Michael Walchuk, punishing the smaller man throughout the first 6 rounds until a hand injury forced Walchuk to retire in his corner unable to come out for round 7. The tone was set in the opening moments of the first round when Alvarez (6-0, 4kos) landed a right hand that stunned Walchuk, sending him stumbling into the ropes. Walchuk fought off the ropes and landed a left hook flush on the chin of Alvarez who didnt blink. The next 3 rounds had Walchuk using the entire ring, landing some nice punches but nothing to deter or hurt Alvarez who simply walked down his man. A 3 punch combination ending with a right to the top of the head downed Walchuk (9-5, 2kos) in round 5 where the Kitchener fighter took an 8 count before deciding to continue. Alvarez then punished Walchuk for the full 3 minutes of round 6, landing punches that split the guard of Walchuk with regularity. At the end of round 6, Walchuk had his right glove immediately removed citing a hand injury and ending his night early.

Manolis Plaitis outworked Arvydas Trizno of Lithuanian over the course of 6 rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory in light middleweight action. Plaitis (17-1-1, 8kos) simply let his hand go from the opening bell, leaving Trizno no other option but to cover up and wait on his punches. The former Canadian champ never took his foot off the pedal, fighting hard for all 3 minutes of each round. Trizno (9-14-2, 1ko) complained off low blows, elbows, etc over the first half of the contest, then started playing to the crowd for the second half instead of engaging Plaitis in the ring. Two judges gave Plaitis a clean sweep 60-54 while the final judge posted a 59-55 scoredcard giving the one time light welterweight champion of Canada the decision victory.

Columbian born but Montreal based Oscar "KaBoom" Rivas lived up to his nickname, destroying Latvian heavyweight champion Edgar Kalnars in 85 seconds in heavyweight action. Rivas dropped Kalnar (21-24, 12kos) with the first meaningful punch of the fight, a right hook. Kalnars did managed to get up but his eyes were glazed and his legs shaky. Rivas (7-0, 4kos) showed composure, looking for an opening instead of immediately rushing in, That opening came seconds later as an overhand right found its mark flush, dropping the 213lb Latvian fighter hard where the bout was immediately waved off by referee Steve St-Germain.

Ottawa super featherweight Tyler Asselstine put on an impressive performance in stopping veteran Isaac Bejarano at 1:45 of the 4th round of their 6 round contest. Asselstine, a former amateur standout, was just to quick and punched way to hard for the usually durable Bejarano (9-12-1, 7kos) to handle. After taking a right hook flush, Bejarano took sanctuary on the ropes where Asselstine (7-0, 5kos) jumped all over him, landing punches in bunches until the Mexican fight sank to the canvas in front of his own corner. The referee immediately waved off the mismatch, saving Bejarano from further punishment. When he did regain his feet, his right eye was near closed and his face sported red welts from the Asselstine onslaught.

Montreal heavyweight Didier Bence remained undefeated, now 3-0 (2kos), by methodically beating down import Pavel Dolgov over 4 rounds to capture a 40-36 x 3 unanimous decision. Bence chased his ample bodied opponent around the ring, landing an assortment of punches that had the big Latvian teetering and swaying throughout but unable to land that one big punch to end the night early. A nice left hook hurt Dolgov (8-15-2, 5kos) in round 2 but that was about it. Whenever Dolgov did fight back, his hand speed could be measured with a sun dial and Bence easily avoided whatever came his way.

Ghislain Maduma kicked off the "Rapid & Dangerous" GYM card by pounding out a 6 round unanimous decision over Latvia's Jevgenijs Kirillovs. Maduma (5-0, 2kos) was in complete control from the opening bell, using his jab to snap Kirillovs' head back repeatedly. For good measure, Maduma threw the occasional right hook to the body and head, landing just as frequent as the jab. No knockdowns however Maduma did buckle Kirillovs' knees in round 4 but credit has to go to the Latvia who showed plenty of heart throughout. Two judges gave Maduma a shutout 60-54 while the final judge gave Kirillov (7-12-1, 6kos) one of the 6 rounds, scoring it 59-55 for the Canadian.

October 20, 2011

Walchuk jumps at opportunity
by Dave Baggs / FightNews Canada

Three months ago Michael "Flash" Walchuk was fighting in Buffalo, New York as a light middleweight. Tonight, he'll climb into the ring at the Bell Centre in Montreal, fighting as a cruiserweight, taking on undefeated GYM prospect Eleider Alvarez (5-0, 3kos) in a 10 round contest. Walchuk (9-4, 2kos) took the bout on 3 days notice and hopes that a good performance here against Alvarez translates into another golden opportunity, maybe back in Montreal in December. While the 2 time Canadian title challenger will climb into the ring at a contracted weight of 180lbs, he makes no quip that his natural fighitng weight is 160lbs, where he is sure to return following his bout. The 32 yr old Kitchener, Ontario fighter, who is under the guidance of trainer Syd "The Jewel" Vanderpool, enters the bout having lost 3 of his last 4 including losses in Canadian middleweight and light heavyweight title fights.

October 20, 2011

Pascal ready for rematch
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Newly crowned WBC light-heavyweight champion Chad Dawson made the call for Jean Pascal after his controversial victory versus Bernard Hopkins Saturday night in Los Angeles , and the Montreal fighter is more than ready to take the challenge according to his trainer Marc Ramsay.

“I really hope that’s going to be the next fight,� Ramsay told Fightnews, “Right now we’re going to have to see how the WBC is going to rule on things that went on last night. There’s also the chance of a rematch (between Dawson and Hopkins) but if we can fight him right away, that’s perfect. That’s exactly what Jean wants. If it doesn’t work out to be right away, we’ll take another bout and be ready for the winner if there happens to be a rematch. But we’re ready now.�..... Read more

October 16, 2011

Decarie off Bell Centre card
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

The scheduled headline bout between welterweight prospect Antonin Decarie (25-1 7KO) and former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo set for the Bell Centre in Montreal has been cancelled due to a training injury to Decarie. Undefeated super-lightweight Dierry Jean (19-0 13KO) will move up to the main-event as he challenges veteran Francisco Lorenzo (37-10 17KO).

Decarie injured his right shoulder during training although trainer Marc Ramsay could not pinpoint the exact incident where the mishap took place. “It was last week and he was feeling a pain in his chest,� Ramsay told Fightnews. “The day after, it was a lot worse and he saw a doctor and tried to rehab the situation but the last sparring that he did the injury was a lot worse. .... Read more

October 14, 2011


WBC Womens October 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The World Boxing Council or WBC has released their October 2011 rankings which ranks female boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the WBC sanctioning body.

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Super Lightweight - Jaime Clampitt WBC #7 (last month: #6)
Lightweights - Kara Ro WBC #6 (last month: unranked)
Lightweights - Ayana Pelletier WBC #12 (last month: #12)
Lightweights - Sarah Pucek WBC #13 (last month: #13)
Lightweights - Amy Johnson WBC #22 (last month: #22)
Super Featherweight - Jelena Mrdjenovich WBC #1 (last month: #5)
Super Featherweight - Lindsay Garbatt WBC #5 (last month: #1)
Super Featherweight - Olivia Gerula WBC #8 (last month: #7)
WBC Featherweight champion - JEANNINE GARSIDE
Featherweight - Sandy Tsagouris WBC #7 (last month: #7)
Super Bantamweight - Lisa Brown WBC #5 (last month: #5)
Super Bantamweight - Nathalie Forget WBC #29(last month: #30)
Super Flyweight - Mandy Lapointe WBC #11 (last month: #10)
October 14, 2011

Best of the Canadian Flyweights
by Dave Baggs / FightNews Canada

Who was the last Flyweight champion of Canada? Remember? Don't worry if you had to look it up, I did. The last man to wear the national title as the country's top flyweight was Trenton, Nova Scotia's Alex Martin who stopped Saint John, New Brunswick's Dick Peterson in 11 rounds back in 1965. While Canada doesn't produce many 112lb big men these days, there have been a few in the past who have captured both national and international attention. While the name Scotty Olson may be rattling around in your head, there have been others who's accomplishments include national and world honours. FightNews Canada has compiled a list of what we deem as the best 5 Flyweights the nation has ever produced..... Read more

October 14, 2011

Best of the Canadian Cruiserweights
by Dave Baggs / FightNews Canada

While Evander Holyfield and Juan Carlos Gomez did create some excitement and interest within the division, both departed for the heavyweight division, leaving the division in search of its next saviour. While no Canadian has been able to capture any of the 4 major divisional titles (WBC, WBA, WBO, or IBF), the country have produced many quality cruiserweights who have sat among the division's best during their careers. Dale Brown, Troy Ross, Bobby Gunn, Donnie Lalonde, and Roddy MacDonald, just to name a few, have all challenged (unsuccessfully) to become world champions. Today Canada continues to produce some good quality jr. heavyweights since the division was created 26 years ago, but who is or has been the best so far? FightNews has compiled a list of what we think are the best 5 cruiserweights the nation has ever produced.... Read more

October 14, 2011

Fury vs. Pajkic November 12th

Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Neven Pajkic, put their perfect records on the line on November 12 in a twelve-rounder at EventCity, Trafford Park (next to Trafford Centre) in Manchester, England. It will mark Fury’s first pro fight in his birthplace of Manchester. Pajkic, the Canadian titleholder, will be challenging for Fury’s Commonwealth title. Fury (16-0, 11 KOs), who called out the Pajkic from ringside at a fight last year, has been the subject of some derogatory remarks made by Pajkic (16-0, 5 KOs) on numerous occasions. October 12th, 2011

October 12, 2011

New Faces: Dierry Jean
By Robert Coster, FightNews.com

His fans in Montreal have no doubts about him: they believe rising boxer Dierry Jean has all it takes to be the next Haitian-Canadian to win a world title, following the footsteps of Joachim Alcine and Jean Pascal. The 29-year-old junior welterweight, unbeaten in 19 fights (with 13 KOs), is not one to disagree with that assessment. Getting ready to face tough, seasoned Francisco Lorenzo on October 20th in Montreal, Jean likes to mention that “In French, there is a saying: never two without three.�...Read more

October 11, 2011

Olubowale-Bahoeli April 25

Former Canadian heavyweight champion Ray Olubowale will meet undefeated Quebec City heavyweight Eric Martel Bahoeli in a battle of big heavyweights with the winner being crowned the CPBC (Canadian Professional Boxing Council) heavyweight champion. The bout is scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. The 41 yr old Olubowale is 3 years removed from his championship run and has but a single victory to his credit since. The Nigerian born fighter will enter the contest having dropped his last 2 bouts including a 3 round stoppage defeat to Tye Fields this past February. His record stands at 8-5-1 (5kos) since turning pro back June of 2004. The 30 yr old Bahoeli is currently 7-0 (4kos) as a pro and will be stepping up in competition when he climbs into the ring with the 6'7 Olubowale. The 6'3 Bahoeli last action was a 3rd stoppage over Ukraine's Andriy Ivanov last May in Levis, Quebec. The CPBC will crown its first heavyweight champion since Tom "the Bomb" Glesby held the title back in 1993 when he stopped Conroy Nelson in 4 rounds in Toronto.

October 9, 2011

Fields stops Butler in 6

(Photo: www.FanBasePromotions.com)

Edmonton based heavyweight Tye Fields collected win number 49 Friday night with a 6th round TKO victory over the always tough Raphael Butler at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Time of the stoppage was 2:37 of round 6 in their 10 round main event on the KO Boxing promoted card. The victory marked the Montana born boxer's 4th consecutive victory since last tasting defeat, improving his overall record to 49-4 (44kos). Butler, who took Canadian heavyweight champ Neven Pajkic the distance in a close slugfest just 2 bouts ago, simply didnt have the power nor ring savvy to keep the 6'8 Fields timid or cautious at any point in the contest. He suffers his 11th defeat against 35 victories.

On the undercard, Orangeville, Ontario's Ryan Wagner ended Rory Coveney's undefeated run with a 6 round unanimous decision victory. Scores of the bout were unanimous as well, 58-55 all in favor of Wagner who improves his mark to 4-1 (2kos). Coveney suffers defeat #1, now 7-1 (2kos) as a pro. Lethbridge, Alberta light middleweight prospect Janks Trotter has little trouble with Jordan Clarke, stopping the Maritime fighter for the first time in his career at 1:53 of the opening round. Trotter improves to 6-0-1 (6kos) while Clarke drops to 4-2-2 (2kos). Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Steve Franjic moved to 6-0 (4kos) with a 6 round unanimous decision (60-54 x 3) over Mike Buccanan (0-2). Rounding out the card had St. Albert, Alberta heavyweight Sheldon Westcott, making his pro debut a successful one with a 62 second stoppage of Ray Kovinic (1-6) of Niagara Falls, Ontario.

October 9, 2011

Ro wins in Detroit

Climbing back in the ring for the first time after a serious back injury put her on the shelf for 3 years, former IBA Lightweight champion Kara Ro scored a 4 round unanimous decision victory over Elizabeth Sherman last night at the Motor City Casino in Detroit, Michigan. Scores of the bout were unanimous as well, 40-36 all in favor of the pride of Windsor, Ontario. With the victory, Ro keeps her undefeated record in tact, moving to 17-0 (7kos) while her lesser experienced foe in Sherman dips to 3-2.

October 8, 2011

Bute, Johnson update

Photo Credit For Bute Photos: Interbox

International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute and ageless former light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior’’ Johnson held media workouts in South Florida this week as they prepare for their Nov. 5 showdown, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. ....Read more

October 6, 2011

McGuinness-Gaudet on Oct 22

Boxing returns to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on October 22 when WBA #1 lightweight Logan McGuinness (15-0-1, 7 KOs) as he takes on former world title challenger Benoit Gaudet (24-2, 10 KOs) in the toughest challenge of his young career. McGuinness will abdicate his NABA lightweight belt in order to fight Gaudet for the vacant NABA super featherweight title in the main event.

Unbeaten Columbian welterweight Samuel Vargas (7-0-1, 1 KO), fighting out of Mississauga, Ontario, takes on outspoken Montreal favorite Ahmad Cheikho (6-3-2, 5 KOs) in the 8/10-round co-feature.....Read more

October 6, 2011

Weights from Detroit, MI

Venue: Motor City Casino, Detroit, Michigan
Promoter: Clip Boxing

Kara Ro 131.8lbs vs Elizabeth Sherman, 131.8lbs

October 5, 2011

Kamal, Pantelic win in Mexico

Two undefeated Canadian fighters made their way to Yucatan, Mexico Friday night to compete on the Julaton-Villafranca WBO championship undercard and both came left the ring with knockout victories. Toronto lightweight Ibrahim Kamal continues to impress with his brand of speed and power, stopping Mexico's Jario Mercado (7-10-3, 5kos) in the 5th round of their scheduled 6 round contest. Kamal, who turned pro this past February, has collected 6 wins to start his career with 5 of those coming by way of knockout. Kamal will next face Jonny Ibramov on October 22nd in Mississauga, Ontario on the undercard of the much anticipated McGuinness-Gaudet event. Cruiserweight Milos Pantelic improved his pro record to 2-0-1 (2kos) with a 2nd round stoppage of winless Raymundo Crispin, now (0-2) in a 4 round heavyweight bout. The card was co-promoted by Allan Tremblay of Orion Sports Management and Yucatan Boxing.

October 2, 2011

Luis destroys Barrera
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Tony Luis captured the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight title with an impressive openning round KO of Alejandro Barrera last night at the Pierre Carbonneau Centre in Montreal, Quebec. A left hook to the body dropped Barrera with about 20 seconds remaining in the round and while the 31 yr old one time prospect was able to regain his feet, a second body shot dropped him to his knees where he took the full count of 10. Time of the knockout was recorded at the 3 minute mark. With the victory Luis moves to 13-0 and collects both his 5th KO as well as his first professional title in the process. Barrera drops to 21-9. On the UGC promoted undercard, Ali Nestor Charles (12-5-2, 4kos) outboxed heavy handed Baldimir Hernandez (18-7, 16kos) in taking an 8 round unanimous decision. Scores of the bout read 79-73, 79-73, and 78-74 all in favor of the Charles who hasnt lost a bout since 2005. The only other boxing bout on this MMA/Boxing card featured lightweight Roody Pierre-Paul (4-0, 3kos) who scored a lopsided 6 round unanimous decision over Mexico's Isaac "Pollo" Bejarano (9-11-1, 7kos). More to come.

October 2, 2011

Weights from Montreal, PQ

Venue: Pierre-Charbonneau Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Promoter: UGC

Ali Nestor Charles 160lbs vs Bladimir Hernandez 168lbs
Tony Luis 139lbs vs Alejandro Barrera 139lbs
Paul Pierre Roody 135lbs vs Isaac Bejarano 134lbs

October 1, 2011

WBC strips Lo Greco

The WBC has announced today that Phil Lo Greco has been stripped of his WBC International welterweight belt due to his refusal to defend against mandatory challenger Victor Lupo (19-1-2, 9KO’s). Lupo is now the preferential challenger for the vacant title. Hennessy Sports Canada, which has already paid the sanction fee for this WBC International title bout, will be given the chance to promote the vacant championship between Lupo and TBA.

September 30, 2011

Pavlik wants another chance

According to co-manager Cameron Dunkin, former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik regrets his “horrible decisions� and is willing to fight for $10,000. Speaking to ESPN, Dunkin said Pavlik seems like he really wants to fight again. As you might remember, in August Pavlik disappointed his promoter Top Rank, the SHOWTIME network and legions of hometown fans in Youngstown, Ohio, by pulling out of a scheduled SHOWTIME-televised fight on one week’s notice, complaining about his purse of $50,000 and also a $1.35 million offer to challenge IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute in November. At the time Pavlik told WFMJ television that he wouldn’t fight “for peanuts.�

September 27, 2011

Holyfield attend premiere
By Bob Caico / FightNews.com

Evander Holyfield was at the premiere for the boxing documentary film “Road to the Ring: A Boxing Journey� in North Tonawanda, NY on Saturday. The 46-minute documentary was produced by John Patus of Stone Canyon Films and directed by Jerry Zolner. The film chronicles the journey of three Canadian amateur boxers as they prepare for the Ontario (Canada) Boxing Championships. John Patus sees this documentary as an inspirational tool not only for boxers and athletes but also in life itself. The story not only deals with the physical demands of the sport but the mental part, which may be of more importance. Holyfield chose to be part of Road to the Ring for its inspirational message and for its charitable cause. Proceeds will go to amateur sports, underprivileged youth and the Holyfield Foundation. Holyfield fielded questions and the end of the documentary and was given a Star on the Walk of Fame at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival location. For more information about the documentary go to www.thebnff.com

September 26, 2011

Prazak stops Garbatt
By Ray Wheatley / World of Boxing

Australian super featherweight Diana “Dirty Di� Prazak (9-1, 7 KOs) stopped Lindsay “Lethal Lindsay� Garbatt (7-4-1, 3 KOs) of Canada at the conclusion of round nine to capture the WIBA title at the Grand Star Receptions, Altona North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday.Prazak visited the canvas in round one compliments of a solid combination. Garbatt – who came to fight – held the powerful Aussie on even terms in most of the rounds before suffering a eye injury. At the end of round nine the ringside doctor inspected the left eye of Garbatt which had closed and he ruled the injury to severe for the bout to continue...Read more

September 25, 2011

Mrdjenovich decisions Raika, Wallberg next!

Former WBC Super Featherweight queen Jelena Mrdjenovich moved a step closer to regaining her crown by defeating former adversary Fujin Raika over 10 rounds in their WBC super featherweight title eliminator at the Korakeun Hall in the Japanese capital back on September 18th. Mrdjenovich (25-8-1, 12kos) who entered the contest with a streak of close decision losses to the likes of Melissa Hernandez, Lindsay Garbatt, Ann Saccurato, and Olivia Gerula, was able to elevate her game to a new level against the always tough Raika, hammering her foe with flush shot that left the hometown fighter with a broken nose and a cut up and bruised face. Raika (22-7-1, 9kos) was able to make it to the final bell, always moving forward but for her bravery, her facial features paid a heavy price. Using the WBC open scoring system, the bout was even affair after 4 round when Mrdjenovich started to open put and pick up the pace. After 7 rounds, the pride of Hay River in the Northwest Territories was ahead on each of the 3 scorecards by scores of 67-66 (twice) and 68-65. In the end, Mrdjenovich was declared the winner by all three judges at ringside by scores of 97-93, 98-82, and a closer 96-94. The victory put the Canadian in line for an opportunity at the same WBC title she wore for 5 years, now being held by Sweden's Frida Walberg.

September 22, 2011

Collette destroys Anderson

Bouctouche, New Brunswick heavyweight Julie Collette had little trouble with Minnesota's Matt Anderson as the 31yr old Maritimer scored an opening round stoppage victory Saturday night at the Shediac Festival Arena in Shediac, New Brunswick. Collette dropped Anderson 5 times before the bout was waved off less than 3 minutes into the main event. Collette, the Maritime and East Coast heavyweight champion, improved to 8-1 (6kos) with the victory and hopes a shot at the national title is not too far off in the distant future. Anderson falls to 6-6.

On the undercard, Chris Norrad ran his record to a perfect 10-0 (6kos) with an impressive first round KO of still winless Fred Mallery, now 0-4. Norrad is currently ranked among the top Cruiserweights nationally. Eric Roy, the Maritime light heavyweight champion, scrapped by a 5 round split decision victory over 38 yr old Guy Desforge of Moncton. Roy improves to 5-2 (2kos) while Desforge slips to 4-6. Moncton super middleweight Jonah Arbuckle collected his first KO victory, stopping John Hoffman in the third round. Arbuckle improves to 7-2 while Hoffman drops to an embarrassing 11-28.

Other results
Welterweights: Patrick Arsenault W4 Jason Bernava
Light Middleweights: Ron Savoie D4 Jeff McKay
Cruiserweights: Emile Arsenault KO1 Todd Henry
Heavyweights: Kevin Cormier KO1 Danny Savoie

September 19, 2011

Superman victorious

Deep on the undercard of the Mayweather-Ortiz championship showdown in Las Vegas, Longueuil, Quebec's Adonis Stevenson needed just 1:57 to stop Dion Savage in their scheduled 8 round super middleweight contest. Savage never recovered from a left uppercut that sent him to the mat. Although the Flint, Michigan fighter was able to regain his feet and allowed to continue, “Superman� sealed the deal with a final flurry in the corner, forcing referee Tony Weeks to halt the bout. Stevenson improves to 15-1 with 12 of those victories coming by knockout. Savage falls to 11-2 (6kos).

September 18, 2011

Frank destroyed by Ruiz

Lethbridge, Alberta heavyweight Ken Frank made his way to the BlueWater Resort & Casino in Parker, Arizona to take on undefeated heavyweight prospect Andy Ruiz Jr. over 6 rounds or less but unfortunately things didnt work out well for the almost 300lb Canuck. Ruiz dropped the 293lb Frank in the opening round and punished the Canadian until the bout was waved off at the 1:53 mark of the second round. The 22 yr old Mexican heavyweight improves to 12-0 (8kos) while Frank suffers his 2nd stoppage loss as a pro, dipping to 6-4-1.

September 18, 2011

No luck for Asongwed

Montreal heavyweight Taffo Asongwed climbed through the ropes for the 11th time in 2011, taking on Tyyab Beale Wednesday night at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey over 4 rounds. The 35 yr old Canadian journeyman again put up a solid effort only to fall short on the scorecards once again, dropping a 40-36,40-36, and 39-37 decision to Newark opponent. Asongwed, who's worth ethic and solid chin will ensure he continues to find work, drops to 2-9-7 while Beale, a winner of 3 in a row, improves to 5-3 (1ko).

September 15, 2011

Ontario vs Quebec (in boxing)

With all due respect to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadians, the long, rich arch-rivalry in sports between Ontario and Quebec is, perhaps, more prevalent today in boxing than even hockey. The aforementioned rivalry heats up October 22 at The Hersey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, when unbeaten WBA #11 Logan Cotton McGuinness, of Ontario, takes on and former world title challenger Benoit Gaudet, of Quebec, in the 10-round main event on a card presented by Hennessy Sports in association with Interbox and United Promotions.

The adversarial provincial competition continues November 5 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec as two-time world champion Steve “The Canadian Kid� Molitor (33-2, 12 KOs), of Ontario, faces Sebastian Gauthier (21-2, 13 KOs), of Quebec, in the co-feature on the Lucian Bute-Glen Johnson card, presented by Interbox....Read more

September 15, 2011


WBC Womens September 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The World Boxing Council or WBC has released their September 2011 rankings which ranks female boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the WBC sanctioning body.

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Super Lightweight - Jaime Clampitt WBC #6 (last month: #7)
Lightweights - Ayana Pelletier WBC #12 (last month: #7)
Lightweights - Sarah Pucek WBC #13 (last month: #12)
Lightweights - Amy Johnson WBC #22 (last month: #22)
Super Featherweight - Lindsay Garbatt WBC #1 (last month: #1)
Super Featherweight - Jelena Mrdjenovich WBC #5 (last month: #4)
Super Featherweight - Olivia Gerula WBC #7 (last month: #2)
WBC Featherweight champion - JEANNINE GARSIDE
Featherweight - Sandy Tsagouris WBC #7 (last month: #8)
Super Bantamweight - Lisa Brown WBC #5 (last month: #5)
Super Bantamweight - Nathalie Forget WBC #30(last month: #32)
Super Flyweight - Mandy Lapointe WBC #10 (last month: #10)
September 12, 2011

McGuinness-Gaudet on Oct 22

A much-anticipated Canadian showdown between undefeated WBA #11-rated Logan Cotton McGuinness and former world title challenger Benoit Gaudet will headline a rivalry show, presented by Hennessy Sports in association with Interbox and United Promotions, on October 22 at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The pair of Canadian combatants has been on a collision course for nearly two years....Read more

September 12, 2011

Douglas decisions White for crown

Kitchener, Ontario's Jason "Friday the 13th" Douglas captured the vacant Canadian (CPBC) Cruiserweight crown with a hard fought split decision victory over former national champion Frank "The Hammer" White Saturday night at the Moncton Casino in Moncton, New Brunswick. Douglas, who decisioned White over 4 rounds last February, started strong, using a solid jab and simply outworked and outpunched White over the course of the bout. Two judges saw it close 96-94, one in favor of Douglas and the other for White. The deciding judge saw it a little more lopsided, posting a 99-91 scorecard in favor of the 31 yr old Douglas. With the victory Douglas improves to 10-4 (4 kos) and become the Canadian Professional Boxing Council's first cruiserweight champion since Dale Brown wore the strap back in 1996. The always tough White dips to 7-5-2 (5 kos)....Read more

September 12, 2011

Defeated but far from finished
by Dave Baggs/ FightNews Canada

Olivia Gerula had plenty of time to get ready for her rematch with Frida Wallberg, the women who took away her prized WBC Super Featherweigh crown late last year in Sweden. While Gerula was unable to make good on her promise on regaining the title, dropping a decision to Wallberg earlier this week, she still sees plenty of opportunity out there for a fighter of her calibre.

"This is in no way the end of my career. I am a better boxer today than I have even been and I only continue to grow." Gerula told FightNews Canada "I still have my eyes on the WBA title as well as a few top ranked fighters I'd like to get in the ring with before I'm ready to hang up my gloves. There is also the option of dropping a weight class as well as venturing outside of boxing and revisiting my Mauy Thai/kick boxing roots and trying my hand with MMA. Bottom line: this Predator is not declawed and will be making headlines again soon."

September 9, 2011

Cote-Teron November 5th
(Source: INTERBOX Press release)

Following in teammates Lucian Bute and Sebastien Gauthier footsteps, it is now up to the hard hitting Pier-Olivier Côté (17-0-0, 11 KO) to answer the call and get ready to face the best opponent of his career. On November 5th at the Pepsi Colisee, the man they call “Apou� will step into the ring against Jorge Luis Teron (25-2-1, 17 KO) with the IBF Intercontinental 140 pound title on the line.....Read more

September 9, 2011

Canadians invade Yucatan

Orion Sports Management will be taking their show on the road, promotion a fightcard Kanasin, Yucatan in Mexico with Ana Julaton headlining the event on September 30th. Two Canadians will be featured on the undercard as Canadian heavyweight champion Neven Pajkic (16-0, 5kos) takes on heavy handed Benito Quiorz (6-1, 6kos) and Canadian Cruiserweight Milos Pantelic will see action against an opponent to be announced.

"This event is done in association with my great partners at Yucatan Boxing and together we are proud to bring this World Championship card to Kanasin, Yucatan." --- Allan Tremblay, President of Orion Sports Management

September 9, 2011

White ready for Douglas
by Dave Baggs/ FightNews Canada

Former Canadian Cruiserweight champion Frank "The Hammer" White sees ready and focus on his task Saturday night in Moncton, New Brunswick, that task simple to defeat Jason Douglas and capture the vacant Canadian Professional Boxing Council Cruiserweight title in the same night. Having already tasted defeat at the hands of Douglas earlier this year, White has plenty of reasons to be prepared for what comes his way tomorrow night....Read more

September 9, 2011

Lavallee too much for Szebeledi
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Kevin Lavallee has little trouble with Hungary's Richard Szebeledi, dropping his opponent 5 times on route to a 5th round stoppage victory moments ago at the Chapiteau CCSE Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec. Lavallee was relentless from the start on his search and destroy mission that Szebeledi bouncing off the canvas like a rag doll. Szebeledi hit the canvas for the first time at the end of round 3 and touched down twice more before the bell ended round 4. Game, yes. Smart, no. The Hungarian would be belted down twice more in the 5th round, the final knockdown produced with a right to the body was more than enough for the referee to wave the mismatch over at the 1:02 mark of round 5. Lavallee moves to 6-0-1 with each victory coming by knockout. Szebeledi, who was making his first ring appearance on North American soil, leaves with the bitter taste of defeat in his mouth, drops to 11-18.

Kamal decisions Gojko
Toronto lightweight Ibrahim Kamal went to the scorecards for the first time but in the end, still came away victorious with a unanimous decision victory over Maurycy Gojko of Poland. Kamal tried in vain for the stoppage victory, going to the body exclusively in round 5 to soften up his more experience opponent. Although Kamal did have a good final round, he was unable to finish off his foe and had to settle for the 60-54, 60-54, and 60-54 decision victory. The 26 yr old Canadian southpaw moves to 5-0 (4 kos) while Gojko drops to 17-25-1.

Cotroni stops Kalinovskis
Mascouche, Quebec light middleweight Francesco Cotroni posted his 2nd straight KO victory to start his career as he halts Dmitrijus Kalinovskis in the third round of their scheduled 4 round bout. Cotroni landed a big right hand that dropped Kalinovskis hard in the center of the ring. Give the Lithuanian fighter's credit, he managed to climb upright before the count but Cotroni wouldnt be denied. The followup salvo forced the referee to jump in and halt matters at the 2:11 mark of round 3. Controni moves to 2-0 while Kalinovskis falls to 3-4.

Coveney defeats Trizno
Rory Coveney's first trip east as a pro was a successful one as the Edmonton southpaw scored a 6 round split decision victory over Arvydas Trizno of Klaipeda, Lithuania. Coveney, the busier fighter of the two, seemed to have won this one going way, having clearly outboxed and outfought his Lithuanian adversary. While Trizno did have his moments, he lacked any real firepower to turn the tide of the fight. In the end, the result was left in the hands of the judges. Two judges saw it as was, 60-54 and 59-55 in favor of Coveney while the third judge posted an incredible and unjust 59-55 scorecard in favor of Trinzno. Coveney gets the victory and moves to 7-0 (3 kos) as a pro while Trizno slides a little further under the .500 mark, now 9-12-2

Gadbois decisions Balaklijec
Undefeated Canadian Lightweight prospect Michael "L'Unique" Gadbois moved his record to 4-0 (1ko) with a lopsided 4 round unanimous decision victory over Vladimiras Balaklijec of Klaipeda, Lithuania. Gadbois used fast hands and an impressive body attack to sweep each of the three scorecards 40-36. Balaklijec, fighting for the first time in North America, sees his ledger fall to an even 3-3.

Thompson stops Whittom
One time Canadian Cruiserweight prospect David Whittom provided Buffalo's Lionel Thompson target practice as the undefeated 26 yr old American hammered Quebec City fighter throughout their contest. Thompson began to open up on midway through the second round, punching in combinations of 3 and 4 at a time and not allowing Whittom to do much in return. It was bad enough that Whittom's trainer Francois Duguay decided that his charge had had more than enough, waving the white towel of surrender at the 1:24 of the 4th round. Thompson collects his 6th stoppage victory, moving to 9-0 as a pro while Whittom drops 11-17-1 (7 kos), a loser of 4 in a row.

Miville survives Psonko
Francois Miville scored an early opening round knockdown of Lithuania's Kirilas Psonko but had plenty of trouble with the Lithuanian fighter for the remaining 3 rounds in capturing a 4 round unanimous decision to open the Friday night boxing show at the Chapiteau CCSE Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec. Following the knockdown Miville (2-1) began to tire, allowing Psonko to comeback. Psonko (7-14-1, 6kos) worked the body of Miville while the Quebec fighter swung and missed with wide punches. In the end, Miville who should be very happy this one was only scheduled for 4 rounds, came away with the decision victory. No scores were announced.

September 9, 2011

Wallberg tops Gerula

Former world champion Olivia Gerula was looking to make history last Saturday night in Karlstad, Sweden, trying to become the first lady to regain the WBC Super Featherweight title since the title inception in 2005. The rematch, 10 months after the initial affair in Sweden, provided a more concrete result with Wallberg taking the 10 round unanimous decision victory over the rugged Canadian. Scores of the bout had Wallberg way out in front, 99-91, 98-92 and 98-92, posting her 10th consecutive victory and her first title defense. Gerula, a class act both in and out of the ring, gave props to her opponent, citing the better fighter won tonight, sees her record slip to 13-12-2.

September 6, 2011

Weights from Karlstad, Sweden

Venue: Karlstad CCC, Karlstad, Sweden
Promoter: Pugnus Boxing Promotions

Olivia Gerula 59.0kg vs Frida Wallberg 58.5kg
*** WBC Super Featherweight title ***

Sept 2, 2011

Dan-Aydin rematch in Turkey

On November 19th WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin will defend his title against Canada based Romanian Ionut “Jo Jo Dan� Ion in Trabzon, Turkey. Promoters Ahmet Oner (ARENA) and Chris Ganescu (GANKOR promotions) avoided going to purse bid by signing an agreement the night before the free negotiation period ended.....Read more

September 2, 2011

Gauthier-Molitor added Nov 5

Much like Lucian Bute, Sebastien Gauthier (21-2-0, 13 KO) will also be facing the biggest test of his career on November 5th at the Pepsi Colisee in Quebec City. The InterBox protégée will step into the ring against former two-time IBF world champion Steve “The Canadian Kid� Molitor (33-2-0, 12 KO) in a very interesting all-Canadian match-up. This bout will be presented on the undercard of the Lucian Bute (29-0-0 24 KO) vs. Glen « Road Warrior » Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KO) main event bout where Bute will be defending his IBF World title defense for a 9th consecutive time....Read more

September 2, 2011

Bute-Johnson in Quebec City

InterBox announced today that the much anticipated bout between Lucian Bute (29-0-0 24 KO) and Glen “the Road Warrior� Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KO) will take place at the Pepsi Coliseum on November 5th. This Event will mark Lucian’s third bout in Quebec City, and second IBF World title defense bout at the Pepsi Coliseum. This will be Lucian’s 9th consecutive IBF title defense Bout since conquering the prestigious title in 2007 in devastating fashion against Alejandro Berrio. Showtime Championship Boxing will broadcast the Main Event, and the entire card will be shown live throughout Canada and other countries throughout the world....Read more

August 30, 2011

Andrade stops OBrien

Super middleweight Librado Andrade (30-4, 23 KOs) scored an impressive third round stoppage of Canadian Matt O’Brien (18-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro De Espectaculos De La Feria Leon in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. In an exciting fight, a bloodied Andrade dropped O’Brien twice in round three to claim the vacant WBC Intercontinental super middleweight title.

August 27, 2011

Frank decisions Hinton

Ken Frank scored the biggest win of his career Saturday at the Cypress Centre in Medicine Hat, Alberta as the Lethbridge, Alberta heavyweight outpointed Edmonton's Sheldon Hinton over 10 rounds to capture something called the UBHOF (Universal Boxing Hall of Fame) heavyweight title. Both fighters were wary of his opponents power from the opening bell, neither will to open up and take a chance of getting caught. In the end Frank prevailed on the scorecards by scores of 100-90, 99-91, and 99-92. With the victory, Frank, who held a previous victory over Hinton back in January, improves to 6-3-1 with 2 victories coming by knockout. Hinton drops to 11-8-1.

On the undercard, Williams Lake, BC's Stuart McLellan prepped for his upcoming Canadian title fight next month in Moncton, New Brunswick with an impressive 25 second demolition of Jesse Seberg of Lethbridge who was making his pro debut. McLellan remains undefeated, now at 7-0-2 (2KOs) as he'll next face Kitchener, Ontario's Julius Bunda for the vacant CPBC Middleweight title in just over 3 weeks time. Saskatoon's Paul Bzdel added another upset victory to his resume, this time spoiling the home debut of Brad Soanes by way of a 6 round split decision victory. While Soanes had a big 6th round, hurting Bzdel with a solid body shot, he was unable to put Bzdel down and ended up all short on the scorecard (57-56, 57-56, 56-57). Bzdel improves to 2-2-1 while Soanes suffer his first pro defeat, now 2-1. In the other 2 pro bouts on the Teofista promoted Pro/Am card saw Tim Watts (0-6-1) and Dave McQuaker (1-4-1) battle for a 4 round stalemate in super featherweight action while Gary Kopas (2-2) made it 2 in a row with second round TKO victory over Kevin Frank (1-2) in a 4 round cruiserweight bout.

August 22, 2011

Alcine rusty in draw
by Daniel Mercurio and Scott Ploof / FightNews.com

Former WBA light middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (32-2-1, 19 KOs), coming off of a 13 month layoff following his 2010 stoppage loss to Alfredo Angulo, battled Quincy, MA’s native Jose Medina (14-9-3, 6 KOs) to a eight round draw on the undercard of Dibella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series on Saturday night at Mechanics Hall in downtown Worcester, MA. Scores of the bout were 78-75 for Alcine, 78-74 for Medina and 76-76 even. For Medina this has to be the biggest draw of his professional career, while Alcine cited ring rust as the reason for the decision. This was Alcine's first bout boxing under the Dibella banner.

August 21, 2011

Weights from Worcester, MA

Venue: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
Promoter: Dibella Entertainment

Joachim Alcine 159.9lbs vs Jose Medina 160lbs

August 20, 2011

Bute-Johnson venue

InterBox has not yet closed out an arena deal for the Lucian Bute vs. Glen Johnson bout. Both the Montreal Bell Centre and the Pepsi Colisee in Quebec City are presently being considered, and an official announcement regarding the site is imminent.

August 19, 2011

Bute-Johnson official

Just seven days after Andre Ward and Carl Froch battle in The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute will headline on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING when he makes the ninth defense of his 168-pound title against ageless former world light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior’’ Johnson on Saturday, Nov. 5, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast)....Read more

August 19, 2011

Usmanee keeps busy
by Doug Rowe / FightNews Canada

After nine fights in less than a year, Red Deer boxer Arash Usmanee was ready for a break but first he needed to take care of business Friday night in Montreal, and he did so in spectacular fashion stopping Laszlo Balogh of Hungary in three rounds.

In the first round Usmanee, 15-0, 8 KO’s tried for the early knockout. He was able to dictate the pace, but not land the punches he was looking for.

“I get so excited, I am too excited when I fight,� said the World Boxing Association ninth ranked super featherweight in the world. “He was getting away with some awkward movements and making me miss a little bit.�...Read more

August 13, 2011


WBC Womens August 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The World Boxing Council or WBC has released their August 2011 rankings which ranks female boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the WBC sanctioning body.

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Super Lightweight - Jaime Clampitt WBC #7 (last month: #7)
Lightweights - Ayana Pelletier WBC #7 (last month: #7)
Lightweights - Sarah Pucek WBC #12 (last month: #12)
Lightweights - Amy Johnson WBC #22 (last month: #22)
Super Featherweight - Lindsay Garbatt WBC #1 (last month: #1)
Super Featherweight - Olivia Gerula WBC #2 (last month: #2)
Super Featherweight - Jelena Mrdjenovich WBC #5 (last month: #4)
WBC Featherweight champion - JEANNINE GARSIDE
Featherweight - Sandy Tsagouris WBC #8 (last month: #9)
Super Bantamweight - Lisa Brown WBC #5 (last month: #5)
Super Bantamweight - Nathalie Forget WBC #32(last month: #33)
Super Flyweight - Mandy Lapointe WBC #10 (last month: #11)
August 13, 2011

Johnson rejects Bute offer

Former world champion and current top super middleweight contender Glen “The Road Warrior� Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs) has rejected an offer from the promoters of IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute. While not disclosing the exact offer, Team Johnson states it is “significantly more than a million dollars less than the $1.35 million offer made to first potential opponent, Kelly Pavlik.� Johnson believes the Bute camp is not serious about fighting him. “I believe that they’re low-balling me very badly, mainly because they don’t want the fight to happen. So, a way to get out is to try to low-ball where they think we won’t accept it, instead of saying ‘we don’t want to fight Glen Johnson.’ I’ve been around long enough to know when somebody’s serious about an offer and I believe the fighter himself wants to compete but the promoter is afraid of stepping him up a level. They want to keep him safe. They don’t have the confidence in him they should have. He’s a good fighter. He should have a great fight and maybe he wins and maybe he loses, but he’s ready for that fight.�

Part of the problem, says Johnson, is that Bute’s team remembers how it went when the two sparred in training previously. “Bute knows the competition coming his way. I know he can compete well and he knows I can. We know each other and both of us know it’s not an easy fight. I think the promoter has to have a little more courage with their fighter. Don’t try to keep me from accepting by low-balling me.�

August 13, 2011

Shumenov eyes Pascal, Erdei

WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs) is interested in next taking on either Jean Pascal and Zsolt Erdei, both former world champions. Shumenov would like to fight Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs) in Kazakhstan, and would accept Las Vegas as a neutral site. But he will not go to Canada where Pascal draws big crowds. If Pascal won’t fight outside Canada, Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) is another potential challenger. “Erdei’s people have already shown interest in fighting me if Pascal isn’t,� Beibut noted. “Erdei is unbeaten and a two-time world champion, first at light heavyweight and then as a cruiserweight. He’s moved back down to light heavyweight and is a top challenger, more of a boxer than puncher, and now he trains (Philadelphia) in the U.S.� Erdei and Pascal are rated #4 and #5, respectively, in the current WBA ratings. Shumenov, who says he’ll fight one more time in 2011, concluded, “I’m ready to fight any of the top light heavyweights in the world.�

August 13, 2011

ABC condemns bare-knuckle fight

The Association of Boxing Commissions (“ABC�), a national organization of state and tribal boxing and combat sport commissions, has condemned a “bare knuckle� boxing contest, held at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Casino and Hotel in Fountain Hill, Arizona (outside of Scottsdale) on August 5, 2011, as being “abhorrent, barbaric, egregious, in contravention of a multitude of federal, state, and tribal boxing laws and regulations, and, perhaps, criminal.� The “bare-knuckle� boxing contest pitted Bobby Gunn (whom, it has been purported, helped spearhead the event), with a professional boxing record of 21-4-1 (18 wins by KO), against Richard Stewart with a professional boxing record of 14-9-2 who lost the last five boxing contests in which he participated. According to news accounts, “in the third round, Gunn launched a devastating assault on Stewart’s body, followed up by a crisp left hook to the jaw, bringing Stewart to the canvas. Upon getting up, Stewart was grazed with a right cross on the top of his head, dropping him again.� The bout was then stopped “in the best interest of Stewart’s health.�...Read more

August 13, 2011

Gunn wins bareknuckle match

In the first sanctioned bareknuckle boxing match since 1889, former WBO/IBF cruiserweight title challenger Bobby Gunn defeated boxer Rich Stewart via KO in round three on Friday night at Fort McDowell Casino outside Phoenix, Arizona. With the win, organizers say Gunn claimed the vacant bareknuckle boxing title that was last held by John L. Sullivan. The bout was waved off after Gunn dropped Stewart twice in round three. “Waking up the next day my hands were a bit sore, but that was the extent of the damage,� said Gunn. “Neither of us fighters suffered any real damage, due to the safety precautions that were put into place.�

August 8, 2011

Collette victorious in Shediac

Julien Collette improved his record t0 7-1 (5KOs) with an impressive opening round stoppage of Matt Acorn Saturday night at the Festival Arena in Shediac, New Brunswick. Acorn, climbing through the ropes at 6'5 and 240lbs, was making his pro debut and looking to make a statement at the expense of Collette. The Prince Edward Island heavyweight jumped on Collette early, pummelling the smaller fighter in the opening moments. Collette weathered the storm and began to fire combinations, dropping Acorn 3 times before the round ended for the TKO victory. With the victory, Collette claims the Eastern Canadian heavyweight title.

On the undercard, Canadian ranked Cruiserweight Chris Norrad improved to 9-0 (4KOs) with a first round stoppage of Dale Simmonds. Moncton's Jonah Arbuckle (6-2) returned to the ring for the first time in 10 months, winning a 6 round unanimous decision over Eric Roy (4-2, 2KOs). Former Canadian Super Middleweight champion Ron Savoie made a successful return to the ring after a 13 year hiatas, winningn a 4 round majority decision over Jason Bernava. Savoie (7-6-1, 4KOs) collects his first victory since 1998 when he decisioned Dwayne Storey the promoter of the Shediac card and the mastermind behind New Generation Boxing Promotions.

Other winners on the card were:
Emile Arsenault TKO2 Russ LeBlanc
Guy Desforges TKO1 Steven Clement
Sylvain Roy W5 Mark Sock
Ron Savoie W4 Jason Bernava
Patrick Arsenault W4 Joe Dugas
Kevin Cormier TKO1 Jeff Lundberg
Kyle McNeil TKO4 Evan Allison

August 8, 2011

Usmanee stops Balogh
by Dave Spencer / FightNews Canada

Arash Usmanee is showing why he is considered one of the hotest prospects in the world today. Tonight at the Chapiteau CCSE Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec, the Red Deer, Alberta fighter collected his 15 pro victory against 0 defeats with a 3rd round TKO victory over Laszlo Balogh. Usmanee controlled the action early with good footwork and a solid body attack. Balogh spent most of the second round on the defensive, covering up. In round three, Usmanee scored the first knockdown with a left to the midsection. Balogh got up but found himself on the canvas again courtesy of a Usmanee right to the body. Balogh again pulled himself up only to be clubbed down for a third time, ending the matchup. Time of the stoppage was 1:48 of the round. Balogh, who was been stopped in 7 of his 8 defeats, see his record fall to 13-8-1.

Meszaros not match for Lavallee
In a 6 round super featherweight contest, Kevin Lavallee worked the body of Tibor Meszaros throughout their contest until a final body shot dropped the Hungarian fighter in round three. Although Meszaros was able to pull himself upright, he simply shook his head at the referee that he had had enought. Time of the stoppage was 2:18. Lavallee moves to 5-0-1 with all 5 victories coming by knockout.

Kamal impressive in victory
Toronto Lightweight Ibrahim Kamal moved his record to a perfect 4-0 (4KOs) with a third round TKO victory over Ferenc Szabo of Hungary. Szabo was dropped twice in the first round, once in the second, and three times in the third ending his night. Time of the stoppage was 1:23 of round 3. Szabo falls to 14-14-2.

Cotroni blows out Hajdu
Making his pro debut, Frank Cotroni Jr. had little in the way of opposition in Richard Hajdu of Hungary. Hajdu (2-2-1) was a human punching bag from the start, hitting the canvas twice in the opening round and again in the second before referee Marlon Wright waved off the mismatch at 2:10 of the second round. Hugh cheers rang for the hometown Cotroni who collects his first pro victory in impressive style.

Gadbois decisions Aucoin
Michel Gadbois dropped Dave Aucoin with a solid counter left hand in the opening round and punished Aucoin's body through the second round but the Hamilton, Ontario fighter proved game if anything else. Aucoin took his lumps and made it to the final bell where the judges were unanimous in their totals, 40-35 all in favor of Gadbois. Gadbois, who is trained by Marc Seyer, improves to 3-0 (1KO) while Aucoin goes in the opposite direction, now 1-3.

Miville decisions Selemani
In a wild swinging affair, Francois Miville dropped Ahmad Selemani in the openning round and punished him throughout the second. While round three was an even affair with both fighters giving as good as they were taking, Miville got back on track and again punished Selemani for the remainder of the 4th and final round however he was unable to put the Quebec City fighter away. The judges scored the bout closer than expected, 39-36 and 38-37 x 2 in favor of Miville who improves to 1-1 while Selemani remains winless, now 0-5.

Spence destroys Bedo
Kitchener, Ontario's Natasha Spence had little trouble with Szofia Bedo, dominating the Hungarian fighter from the openning bell. Spence dropped her foe at the end of the 3rd round and twice more early in the 4th. It was more than enough for Bedo who turned to the referee and signalled her surrender at the 33 second mark of the final round. Spence improves to 2-0-1 (2KOs) while Bedo falls to 3-23-1.

August 5, 2011

Weights from Montreal, PQ

Venue: CCSE Maisonneuve, Montreal, PQ
Promoter: GYM

Arash Usmanee 135.6lbs vs Laszlo Robert Balogh 138lbs
Kevin Lavallee 129.11lbs vs Tibor Meszaros 130.4lbs
Ibrahim Kamal 134.13lbs vs Ferenc Szabo 134.13lbs
Michael Gadbois 134.14lbs vs Dave Aucoin 133.3lbs
Frank Cotroni Jr 154.7lbs vs Richard Hajdu (to weight in later)
Francois Miville 171.6lbs vs Ahmad Selemani 171.1lbs
Natasha Spence 132.6lbs vs Zsofia Bedo 134.2lbs

August 5, 2011

Aydin-Dan rematch ordered

Chris Ganescu, manager of WBC #5 welterweight Ionut Dan Ion, a.k.a. Jo Jo Dan, contacted Fightnews today to share news of the WBC’s order for Dan to face WBC Silver champion Selcuk Aydin in a rematch of their June 5, 2010 battle in Istanbul Turkey. Aydin won a controversial split decision and the WBC Silver belt in the battle of then undefeateds. The winner this time will be the mandatory challenger for the winner of the September 17th WBC welterweight title fight between champion Victor Ortiz-Floyd Mayweather. Dan’s manager Ganescu had this to say, “Jo Jo has no problem going on the road again! But I will do everything possible to keep this fight out of Turkey! I believe it belongs in North America- hopefully in Canada!� If both parties cannot agree to terms during the free negotiation period, otherwise pursebids will be held in Mexico City September 2nd.

August 5, 2011

Lupo-Lo Greco in the works

For the past year, rugged Romanian welterweight Victor Lupo has unsuccessfully stalked undefeated WBC International welterweight beltholder Phil “The Italian Sensation� Lo Greco. His persistence will soon pay-off, though, as the WBC recently ordered promoters Hennessy Sports (Lupo) and OPI 2000 (Lo Greco) to negotiate an agreement or Lo Greco-Lupo will go to purse bid next month.

Lupo’s impressive victory 10-round decision for the vacant WBC International Silver title this past February, against former world champion Junior Witter (37-3-2), set the stage for a showdown between Lupo (19-1-2, 9 KOs) and Lo Greco (22-0,12 KOs). It’s a natural fight because Lupo lives in Toronto and Lo Greco was born there....Read more

August 5, 2011

Banal gets victory over Cave

Tyson Cave's efforts to wrestle away the WBO Asia Pacific title away from world ranked AJ Banal proved fruitless as the fleet footed Canadian lost an 8 round technical decision to the world ranked Banal Saturday night at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. Cave (15-2, 5 KO's) used plenty of movement to confuse the heavy handed Banal over the course of the bout but did very little in landing his own punches, choosing to evade rather than engage. An accidental head but in the 5th round openned a nasty cut over Banal's right eye which would bleed profusely over the next 3 rounds. With Cave doing more wrestling than boxing through rounds 6 and 7, the end of the bout came at 2:32 of round 8 when the ringside doctor examined Banal's cut then advised the referee to stop the fight. The judges at ringside were immediately called upon to determine the winner. Scores of the bout read 79-73 and 78-74 (twice) all in favor of Banal. Those in attendance were none to happy with Cave's antics in the ring, booing the Canadian throughout the contest.

August 2, 2011

Dann stops Azore
by Boxing Bob Newman / Fightnews.com

WBC #5 Welterweight Ionut Dan Ion, aka “Jo Jo� Dan shook the rust off on Friday night in Port-of- Spain, Trinidad and dispatched late sub Iwan Azore of Guyana via TKO3, picking up the vacant WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) Welterweight title in the process. Dan’s original opponent Floyd Trumpet fell out with less than two weeks to go, and Azore was eager to step in against the top flight Dan. What he possessed in the way of ambition, Azore lacked in skill though, as Dan had his way, finally unleashing a volley of unanswered punches in Azore’s own corner, forcing the referee Hector Afu to stop the bout at 2:45 of the third. Dan also picked up the Universal Boxing Organization for his troubles while moving to 29-1, 14 KOs. Azore slides to 13-4, 3 KOs....Read more

August 2, 2011

Life’s a blast on the road
Halifax boxer Cave gets royal treatment in Cebu
by Monty Mosher / Sport Reporter / The Chronicle Herald

The Prince of Hali may be the next king of the Philippines.

The flashy and outspoken Halifax boxer Tyson Cave is a smash hit in Cebu City, where he will take on home favourite A.J. Banal for the World Boxing Organizations Asia Pacific bantamweight title Saturday. The fight, in a new 8,000-seat basketball venue, is scheduled for 12 rounds.

The 29-year-old Cave, 15-1 with five knockouts, went to the Philippines expecting to be a pariah against Banal, 24-1-1 with 19 KOs.....Read more

July 28, 2011

Tale of the Tape: Cave vs Banal
By Dave Baggs,Fightnews Canada

Tyson Cave will be staring across the ring Saturday night at what willbe his biggest test as a professional prizefighter when the self proclaimed "Prince of Hali" takes on world ranked AJ Banal July 30th in the Philippines. The current Canadian and WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight champion is confident that he can travel into Banal's own backyard and return home with Banal's WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title. While there is no doubt that the Canadian will be the underdog this Saturday night, given his talents and skills, he should be considered a very live underdog with all the tools to give the Fillipino fighter a very uncomfortable evening. Here is how both fighters measure up in FightNews Canada's Tale of the Tape.

Tyson CAVE
Age: 29
Birth place: Halifax, NS
residence: Halifax, NS
Height: 5'6"
Pro debut: 2006-06-17
[W6 Saul Gutierrez]
Experience: 5 yrs 1 mnts
Record: 15-1, 5 KO's

Titles captured:

Canadian Super Bantamweight title
CAM Super Bantamweight title
WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight title

Last 5 bouts:
W10 Saturnino Nava
TKO3 Hassan Wasswa
W10 Nestor Bolum
TKO7 Darby Smart
TKO1 Antwan Robertson

AJ BANAL
Age 22
Birth place: Bukidnon, Philippines
Residence: Cebu, Philippines
height: 5'5"
Pro debut: 2005-06-11
[TD2 Sonny Saguing]
Experience: 6 yrs 1 mnths
Record: 24-1-1, 19 KO's

Titles captured:
WBO Asia Pacific Youth super flyweight title
WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title

Last 5 bouts:
TKO2 Francis Miyeyusho
WDQ7 Luis Alberto Perez
KO5 Big Yoo
KO4 Cecilio Santos
W10 Jose Angel Beranza

July 28, 2011

Canadian Legends: Richard "Kid" Howard
by Cecil Wright, FightNews Canada

At five feet two inches tall, Kid Howard was a boxer whose skills and toughness in the ring defied his youthful moniker and small stature.

Howard began his professional career in 1945 and became Maritime lightweight champion in 1949. Six years later, he won the Canadian championship in the same weight class, defeating Armand Savoie in front of 6,200 fans at the Halifax Forum, the largest boxing crowd in the Maritimes to that date. He held the title until his retirement in 1960......Read more

July 27, 2011

Gunn to participate in Bareknuckle bout
by Cecil Wright, FightNews Canada

Two time world cruiserweight title challenger Bobby Gunn (21-4-1, 18KOs) will look to return to the ring after a 2 year hiatas on August 5th as the 36 yr old prizefighter will compete in a bareknuckle bout against MMA fighter Chris Thompson. The bareknuckle boxing match will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona under the London Prize Ring rules.

This will be the first organized bareknuckle boxing event since 1889 when the Great John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain after a 75 round marathon fight to be declared the champion. The idea of competing in this type of match has the former IBA champ excited.....Read more

July 27, 2011

Cave ready for Banal
by Cecil Wright, FightNews Canada

Newsflash...Tyson Cave believes he can go over to Lapu-Lapu City in the Phillipines, taken on a Filopino opponent, and return with another belt, this time the WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight strap when he tangles with A.J. Banal, the reigning champion.

Never one to shy away from espousing his opinion, the "Prince of Hali" first paid a little respect to his upcoming opponent in Banal.

“Hey, he’s a world class fighter. That’s how he got to be ranked 5th in the world. But I think he’s underestimating me. He’s never fought a guy like me before. He’s got a title, I got a title. He lost a fight, I lost a fight, although I didn’t quit like he did. I got up a couple times.....and I’m much better looking than he is.�....Read more

July 26, 2011

Garbatt defends in Australia

WIBA Super Featherweight champ "Lethal" Lindsay Garbatt will take her title to Victoria, Australia to defend against the hard punching Diana Prazak (7-1, 5KOs) on September 24th. Garbatt (7-3-1, 3KOs) has been on quite a role as of late, collected victories over world ranked opposition like Jelena Mrdjenovich (W10, W10), Melissa Hernandez (W8), Maureen Shea (TKO7) and Ayana Pelletier (W6). Prazak, the current WIBA International Super Featherweight champ as well as PABA Super Featherweight titlist, is currently scheduled to face 10-0-1 Thai prospect Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth on August 13th in Victoria proir to facing Garbatt.

July 26, 2011

Gerula looks to make history

Winnipeg's own Olivia Gerula will look to make a little history on September 3rd in Karlstad, Sweden. Gerula (13-11-2, 3KOs) will attempt to become the first fighter to regain the WBC Female Super Featherweight crown since the title was established 6 years ago. Gerula, having defeated long time reigning champ Jelena Mrdjenovich in 2009, made a pair of impressive title defenses before dropping her crown to Frida Wallberg last November in Sweden.

July 26, 2011

Mrdjenovich-Raika II in Toyko

Former WBC Super Middleweight champ Jelena Mrdjenovich will travel to Tokyo, Japan on September 22nd to do battle once again with Fujin Raika. Mrdjenovich (24-8-1, 12KOs) decisioned Raika over 10 rounds in Edmonton in 2007 in defense of her WBC crown. The fighting pride of Hay River in the Northwest Territories will look to rebound having lost 3 straight, all by the narrowest of margins. Raika (22-6-1, 9KOs) has put together 4 straight victories, includes 3 by the way of knockout. The bout is being billed as a WBC Super Featherweight title eliminator.

July 26, 2011

New opponent for Dan

An opponent change for Ionut Dan Ion. Originally scheduled to face long time veteran Floyd Trumpett this weekend, Ion (also known as Jo Jo Dan) will now take on Iwan "Pure Gold" Azore, a Guyana fighter who sports a 13-3-3 (3KO) record. The world ranked Canadian (28-1, 15KOs) will looked to stay active, attempting to collect the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) strap in the meantime. Azore's 3 defeats have come against a pair of Canucks in Michael Springer (LTKO6) and Matt O'Brien (LTKO3) as well as Floyd Trumpet, the promoter of the July 29th card at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago.

July 26, 2011

CPBC title bouts in Moncton

The city of Moncton, New Brunswick will host 2 Canadian Professional Boxing Council championship bouts on September 10th as presented by Victory Promotions. Headling the card at the Casino New Brunswick will be a battle for the vacant Cruiserweight crown featuring Sarnia, Ontario's Frank White taking on Jason "Friday the 13th" Douglas of Kitchener, Ontario. Douglas (9-4, 3KOs), fresh off a split decision loss to Ryan Henney in a bid to take Henney's national title, already holds one victory over White having decisioned him over 4 rounds back in February in Barrie, Ontario. White (7-4-2, 5KOs), a former national champ himself, is in dire search of a victory, winless since June 2009.

In addition to the Douglas-White champioship, those in attendance will be treated to a battle for the vacant CPBC Middleweight title. Williams Lake, BC's Stuart McLellan will try and join his brother Roberto as a CPBC champion when he takes on Kitchener, Ontario's Julius "Caesar" Bunda. McLellan, undefeated at 6-0-2 (1 KO), will be making only his second appearance as a middleweight. Bunda has compiled a 4-1 (2 KOS) record since turning pro in October 2009 , following a long impressive amateur career.

July 26, 2011

Dan to face Trumpet July 29

Canada-based Romanian top-contender Ionut Dan Ion (28-1, 15 KOs), AKA Jo Jo Dan, will fight Floyd Trumpet (16-8-2, 9 KOs) for the vacant Universal Boxing Organizationâ„¢ Inter-Continental Welterweight title on July 29 at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. This has been confirmed by Floyd Trumpet Fight Productions, and Gancor Promotions on behalf of Dan, after Emilio Julio Julio from Columbia pulled out of the fight. The show, which also featured two female world title bouts, will be promoted in cooperation with Unified Boxing Promotions.

July 19, 2011

Mensah decisions Gorges for IBF belt

Current WBA Pan African & ABU light welterweight champion Albert “Tornado� Mensah improved his record to 23-3-1 (10 KOs) by winning a 12 round majority decision over Windsor, Ontario's Andre Gorges (11-2, 6 KOs) Friday night at the Club Chicago in Burbank, Illinois. Scores of the bout were 117-111 from two of the judges while the third judge saw it even at 114-114. With the victory, Mensah captured the IBF International jr welterweight title.

July 16, 2011

Bute crushes Mendy
(Source: FightNews.com)

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (29-0, 24 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round KO over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Jean-Paul Mendy (29-1-1, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Romexpo in Bucharest, Romania. An crushing overhand left put Mendy down and out face first. Time was 2:48. Other winners on the night had Pier Olivier Cote decisioning Pedro Navarrete over 8 rounds and Renan St-Juste also extended the distancing in an 8 round victory over Jaudiel Zepeda.

Highlight’s of the Bute-Mendy bout will be shown on tonight’s Rios-Antillon telecast on SHOWTIME.

July 9, 2011

Trotter destroys Crespin
(Source: FightNews.com)

Undefeated Canadian middleweight prospect Janks Trotter (5-0-1, 5 KOs) scored a sensational second round KO over Arturo Crespin (6-2-1, 2 KOs) on Friday night at the US Airway Centre in Phoenix, Arizona. After scoring a knockdown in round one, Trotter landed a right hand sent Crespin to the deck face first at :25.

July 9, 2011

Mendy ready for Bute
(Source: Star Boxing Press release)

By talking to Jean-Paul Mendy and seeing the confidence he possesses, you'd almost think that he was the champion defending his title this Saturday night, rather than the challenger. Few fighters in his position would be able to possess such a calm and collective demeanor, but for Mendy, his fight against IBF Super Middleweight champ Lucian Bute, in Bute's home country of Romania, seems to be just another day at the office.

"Training camp was very good, I worked very hard for this fight, and I am ready to go Saturday night," stated Mendy.

While Bute is considered to be the top super middleweight, in the world as well as one of the best pound for pound fighters today, Mendy says he doesn't see anything in particular that overly impresses him about Bute.

"I have had a very long career in the sport, and seen many different fighters. I competed in the Olympics and have yet to be beaten as a professional. To me Lucian Bute is just another fighter. The only difference is that he is a champion, and for that I'm very happy that I have this opportunity to finally fight for a world championship."

The fight will be Bute's second as a professional in his native country but first as world champion. A raucous crowd is expected to be on hand cheering in favor for their countryman. Again, Mendy is unfazed. If anything, he is excited about the situation he expects come Saturday night.

"I have been to Romania before and I really liked the country and the people so I am very much looking forward to fighting there. I expect everyone there to be cheering for him, but the ring that night will be just like any other ring I have fought in. The fans, whether they are for me or against me, will stimulate me, and I will feed off their energy. I know that as long as I am myself and box like I know how, I will be victorious in this fight."

July 8, 2011

Gerula-Wallberg rematch 09/03!
(Source: WBC Press release)

WBC Female Super Featherweight Champion Frida Wallberg (9-0, 2KOs) will defend her title for the first time, taking on former WBC Champ Olivia Gerula (13-11-2, 3KOs) September 3rd at the Karlstad Congress Culture Centre, in Karlstad, Sweden. The two meet last November in Stockholm, Sweden where Wallberg lifted Gerula's WBC title by a narrow albeit unanimous decision.

This event will mark another historic first. This will be first boxing match in Sweden (male or female) to be contested over 10 rounds since 1970, when a complete ban on boxing went into effect. The ban wasn't lifted until 2007.

The WBC is extremely proud to be involved in this very historic event for boxing in Sweden. WBC Female Championships Chairman Ed Pearson said “After several months and years of collaboration and cooperation with the Swedish Pro Boxing Commission, and much praying and hoping, we are extremely proud of, and happy for, the boxing industry in Sweden. The work of Commission President Bjorn Rosengren and Secretary Olaf Johansson has been tireless for many years. We are very happy to be working again with Pugnus Boxing for the third time, and this time for the World Championship. This will be a fantastic event, and we’re thrilled!�

July 8, 2011

Weights from Bucharest, Romania

Venue: Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania
Promoter: Star Boxing, Interbox

Lucian Bute 167.7lbs vs. Jean Paul Mendy 166lbs
IBF Super Middleweight championship - 12 rounds.

July 8, 2011

Asongwed decisions Frank
by AJ Bellegarde, FightNews Canada

It had been a long wait for Taffo Asongwed in collecting his first professional victory however he didn't have to wait as long before earning victory #2. Thursday night under the lights of the Ranchmens Cookhouse and Dancehall in Calgary, Alberta, the 35 yr old Montreal heavyweight took on Lethbridge, Alberta heavyweight Ken Frank in the main event of a pro am card, put on by Teofista Boxing promotions. Asongwed, who collected his first pro victory last month in Buffalo, New York, did just enough to sway the decision of two of the judges to come away with the split decision victory. The contest was close from the start with neither man able to clearly assert any type of dominance. After 6 rounds were completed, Asongwed was announced the victor by scores of 58-56. 57-56 while the third judge saw it 58-55 for Frank. Asongwed improves to 2-7-7 while Frank falls to 5-3-1 (2 KOs).

Other pro bouts on the card had Calgary light heavyweight Matt Ogle rebounding from his disasterous pro debut (stopped in 84 seconds by Dustin Sutley), to halt Darcy Boizard (Fort McMurray, Alberta) in round 2. Time of the referee stoppage decision was 1: 59 of the 2nd frame. Ogle improves to 1-1, 1KO while Boizard still searches for his first win, now 0-2 as a pro. In another battle of fighters searching for a first victory, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan's Gary Kopas scored a 4 round unanimous decision victory over Calgary's Chad Neilson in a Cruiserweight contest. Kopas, returning from a 10 year absence, improves to 1-2 while Neilson dips to 0-2.

July 8, 2011


WBC Womens July 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The World Boxing Council or WBC has released their July 2011 rankings which ranks female boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the WBC sanctioning body.

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Super Lightweight - Jaime Clampitt WBC #7 (last month: #6)
Lightweights - Ayana Pelletier WBC #7 (last month: #8)
Lightweights - Sarah Pucek WBC #12 (last month: #14)
Lightweights - Amy Johnson WBC #22 (last month: #26)
Super Featherweight - Lindsay Garbatt WBC #1 (last month: #1)
Super Featherweight - Olivia Gerula WBC #2 (last month: #2)
Super Featherweight - Jelena Mrdjenovich WBC #4 (last month: #4)
WBC Featherweight champion - JEANNINE GARSIDE
Featherweight - Sandy Tsagouris WBC #9 (last month: #8)
Super Bantamweight - Lisa Brown WBC #5 (last month: #5)
Super Bantamweight - Nathalie Forget WBC #33(last month: #21)
Super Flyweight - Mandy Lapointe WBC #11 (last month: #11)
July 8, 2011


New NABF Mens June 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The North American Boxing Federation or NABF has released their June 2011 rankings which ranks boxers in North America. Here is how our talent rankings within the NABF sanctioning body.

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Heavyweight - Neven Pajkic NABF #3 (last month: #3)
Cruiserweights - Troy Ross NABF #1 (last month: #1)
Cruiserweights - Ryan Henney NABF #4 (last month: #6)
Cruiserweights - Jason Douglas NABF #14 (last month: #14)
Light Heavyweight - Nicholson Poulard NABF #11 (last month:#13)
Super Middleweight - Renan St-Juste - NABF #3 (last month: #3)
Super Middleweight - Adonis Stevenson - NABF #15 (last month: #13)
Super Welterweight - Adam Trupish NABF #15 (last month: #12)
Super Welterweight - Mikael Zewski NABF #16 (last month: unranked)
Welterweights - Jo Jo Dan NABF #1 (last month: #1)
Welterweights - Victor Lupo NABF #6 (last month: #6)
Welterweights - Antonin Decarie NABF #7 (last month: #7)
Welterweights - Andre Gorges NABF #9 (last month: #10)
Welterweights - Kevin Bizier NABF #13 (last month: #14)
Light Welterweight - Dierry Jean NABF #4 (last month: #2)
Light Welterweight - Pier Olivier Cote - NABF #7 (last month: #7)
Light Welterweight - Steve Claggett NABF #16 (last month: #16)
Lightweight - Logan McGuinness NABF #10 (last month: #11)
Super Featherweight - Benoit Gaudet NABF #2 (last month: #1)
Super Featherweight - Arash Usmanee - NABF #12 (last month: #12)
Super Bantamweight - Tyson Cave NABF #10 (last month: #9)
Bantamweight - Sebastian Gauthier NABF #3 (last month: #3)
July 8, 2011

DiBella inks Alcine
(Source: FightNews.com)

DiBella Entertainment has added former WBA junior middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (32-2, 19 KOs) to its stable of fighters. Alcine, 35, is a Haitian-born Canadian who employs a very technical style of boxing but in a crowd-pleasing way. After an extended layoff, Alcine is ready to return to the ring. His next bout is not yet scheduled.

July 2, 2011

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