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title Juan Manuel Marquez Bio

marquez5455By Sam Gregory: Juan Manuel Marquez comes from a strong boxing pedigree. His brother, Rafael Marquez, is a former world champion who has won world titles at the bantamweight and super bantamweight divisions. Marquez had an amateur record of 35-1 that included two Golden Glove tournament wins. He made his professional debut at the age of 19 on May 29th, 1993 and lost his first bout by way of disqualification to Javier Duran. Read the rest of this entry »



title Juan Diaz Bio

dia3423z45By Sam Gregory: Juan Diaz was 105-5 as an amateur. He thought he was qualified for the 2000 Mexican Olympic team but was informed he was too young to compete in the 2000 summer games in Sydney, Australia. He decided he didn’t want to wait four more years so he turned pro at the age of 16. Diaz made his professional boxing debut on June 23, 2000 with a first round TKO win over Rafael Ortiz. Diaz won all of his first five fights by KO or TKO. Read the rest of this entry »



title News: Campbell-Funeka, Angulo-Mayorga, Cintron-Martinez

campbell4523464Unified lightweight world champion Nate “Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (32-5-1, 25 KOs) gave a stern warning to International Boxing Federation No. 1-Ranked lightweight mandatory challenger Ali “Rush Hour” Funeka (30-1, 25 KOs) at a Don King-hosted press conference at BankAtlantic Center today promoting their Valentine’s Day meeting in South Florida. Read the rest of this entry »



title Buchanan-Ward; DeGale In Good Shape; Price Snapped Up By Hayemaker – News

degale463453James DeGale will be fighting fit for his professional debut – and so will health conscious members of the public he is working with. The Olympic gold medallist will have his first fight under promoter Frank Warren on February 28 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. He’s been training hard under taskmaster Jim McDonnell, ensuring that he is in the best shape possible for his big night. Read the rest of this entry »



title Duddy-Vanda, Cherry-Peterson, Johnson-Judah II, More – Boxing News

duddy454368Undefeated Top-Five contenders “Ireland’s” JOHN DUDDY and ANTHONY PETERSON will light it up in separate bouts at Madison Square Garden, headlining the undercard of the Miguel Cotto vs. Michael Jennings / Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik vs. Marco Antonio Rubio two-city / two-title pay-per-view extravaganza. Duddy will go mano-a-mano with MATT “The Predator” VANDA and Peterson will rumble with EDNER “Cherry Bomb” CHERRY, in 10-round middleweight and lightweight bouts, respectively. Together, these four warriors boast a combined record of 116-14-2 (70 KOs) – a winning percentage of 88%. Read the rest of this entry »



title If Calzaghe’s Girl Friend Wants Him To Quit, Maybe He Should

cal452454545By Nate Anderson: Apparently Joe Calzaghe’s girl friend wants him to get out of boxing and retire from the sport. According to Walesonline.co.uk, Calzaghe’s girl friend wanted him to retire after his fight with Roy Jones Jr. November. However, Calzaghe seems frozen at this point, unable to make a decision whether to stay or go into retirement. The latest word is that he wants to fight one more time possibly against Bernard Hopkins, Winky Wright or Chad Dawson, but it’s still unknown whether he’ll actually fight any of them. If Calzaghe is serious about retiring soon, these fights would be a tough bout to go out on because Calzaghe would need to be there mentally 100% to win. Read the rest of this entry »



title What’s Next For Mosley?

shane433355By Manuel Perez: New WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) must feel like a little kid in a big candy store since winning the title from Antonio Margarito with an upset 9th round TKO on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With the decks stacked against him, the small 5’9″ Mosley pulled off the upset by using his natural advantage in hand speed along with a strategy which included a lot of clinching to defeat Margarito. Read the rest of this entry »



title Haye vs. Wladimir on June 20th at Stamford Bridge

haye3445519By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight David Haye (22-1, 21 KOs) has finally landed a Klitschko, in this case Wladimir, the IBF/WBO heavyweight champion and considered by many boxing fans to be the best heavyweight on the planet. The fight will take place at the Stamford Bridge, in London on June 20th. Haye, 28, will be making a big step up from the mediocre heavyweight competition that he’s faced thus far in facing Wladimir. Read the rest of this entry »



title Cotto vs. Margarito II In June?

margarito43535By Eric Thomas: In the latest news from the rumor mill, Miguel Cotto (32-1, 26 KOs) may be facing Antonio Margarito (37-6, 27 KOs) in June for a rematch of their July 2008 fight. It would, of course, depend on Cotto successfully beating British welterweight Michael Jennings in their fight on February 21st for the vacant World Boxing Organization welterweight title. It was thought that Cotto would be facing either Shane Mosley or possibly the winner of the May 2nd fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton, but the word has it that Bob Arum wants to go ahead with the Cotto-Margarito fight instead. Read the rest of this entry »



title Rivera-Edwards, Galarza-Rojas, O’Connor – News

When 140-pound star Juan Urango travels to Montreal, Canada’s Bell Centre to face Herman Ngoudjo for the vacant IBF world junior welterweight championship on Friday night, he won’t be alone, as two of his Seminole Warriors Boxing stablemates will be joining him in an attempt to make it a 3-0 night for the Florida-based promotional company. Read the rest of this entry »



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