Recent Results
05/27
Levis, PQ
Eric Martel Bahoeli
KO3
Andriy Ivanov
Sebastien Bouchard
TKO1
Kevin Neverson
Rosie Thomas
W4
Nathalie Forget
Michael Gadbois
KO1
Dave McQuaker
Francis Charbonneau
W4
Ray Kovinic
Nicholas Valcourt
D4
Gerald Audate
Sebastien Gauthier
W8
Robert DaLuz

05/21
Montreal, PQ
Bernard Hopkins
W12
Jean Pascal
Chad Dawson
W10
Adrian Diaconu
Nicholson Poulard
W10
Frankie Santos
Kevin Bizier
KO5
Mauro Lucero
Eleider Alvarez
W4
David Whittom
Oscar Rivas
TKO1
Zsolt Zathureczky
Didier Bence
TKO2
Dwayne Storey
Mikael Zewski
KO3
Ruben Galvan

05/20
Chicago, IL
Andrzej Fonfara
KO7
Anthony Russell

05/14
Shediac, NB
Julien Collette
KO1
Andres Frees
Chris Norrad
TKO4
Guy Desforges
Emile Arsenault
TKO2
Jeff Lundberg
Mark Sock
TKO2
Danny Savoie
Sylvain Roy
W5
Adam Kennedy
Eric Roy
KO1
Robbie Cameron

05/14
Red Deer, AB
Arash Usmanee
KO5
Alejandro Barrera
Rory Coveney
TKO5
Todd Furler
Ibrahim Kamal
KO3
Carlos Martinez
Amy Johnson
W4
Peggy Maerz
Jarred Kilkenny
D4
Taffo Asongwed

05/12
Calgary, AB
Brad Soanes
W4
Darren Fletcher
Kevin Frank
TKO2
John Mercante
Dustin Sutley
TKO1
Matt Ogle

05/07
Las Vegas, NV
Pier Olivier Cote
TKO4
Aris Ambriz

05/07
London, UK
Mike Perez
TKO1
Tye Fields
Tye Fields
TKO1
Konstantin Airich
Tye Fields
W3
Michael Sprott

04/29
Las Vegas, NV
Glendy Hernandez
W4
Ken Frank

04/09
Las Vegas, NV
Mikael Zewski
W6
Clint Coronel

04/08
Edmonton, AB
Ryan Henney
W10
Jason Douglas
Jonathan Andre
W4
Jorge Ravanal Jr.
Nick Dragich
TKO1
Kevin Frank
Steve Rolls
W4
Paul Bzdel
Venessa Bradford
D4
Natasha Spence
Rory Coveney
W4
Kye Sabo

04/08
Montreal, PQ
Marco Antonio Rubio
TKO7
David Lemieux
Adonis Stevenson
KO3
Derek Edwards
Arash Usmanee
W8
Aldo Valtierra
Ahmad Cheikho
TKO2
Attila Molnar
Oscar Rivas
KO6
Wilfrido Leal
Tyler Asselstine
KO2
Mohammad Nouari
Eleider Alvarez
TKO3
Ernesto Zamora
Didier Bence
TKO1
Leonard Collier

04/02
Panama City, Panama
Chanttall Martinez
W10
Lisa Brown

04/01
Chalmette, LA
Anthony Russell
TKO2
Dominique Azeez

04/01
Las Vegas, NV
Mandy LaPointe
D4
Annette Agredano

03/29
Toronto, ON
Adam Trupish
KO2
Rogerio Pereira
Andres Gorges
W8
DeMarcus Corley
Taffo Asongwed
D4
Chukwunonso Okafor

03/26
Johannesburg, South Africa
Steve Molitor
vs
Takalani Ndlovu

03/19
Montreal, PQ
LUcian Bute
TKO10
Brian Mcgee
Viorel Simion
W8
Pedro Navarrete
Vanes Martirosyan
KO2
Baldimir Hernandez
Benoit Gaudet
WTD6
Adrian Verdugo
Pier Olivier Cote
TKO1
Michael Lozada
Sebastien Gauthier
KO2
Jovanny Soto
Schillet Hillolite
W4
Patrick Tessier

03/19
Moncton, NB
Travis Connors
TKO5
Jesse Francis
Tyson Cave
TKO3
Hassan Wasswa
Amanda Beaudin
TKO3
Jani Babineau
Mike Stauffer
TKO2
Jeff Black
Jeff McKay
W4
Norman Peters

03/19
Cebu, Philipines
Romeo Jakosalem
TKO8
Steve Claggett

03/12
Richmond, BC
Junior Moar
W10
Michael Walchuk
Andy Mavros
TKO5
Kareem Chartrand
Ryan Steward
TKO3
Jeremy Phillips
Dave Petryk
W4
Antonio Dos Santos
Mike Dowsett
W4
Paul Tryl
Steve Franjic
KO1
Wayne Taylor
Jamie Walton
W4
Clayton Gladu

03/11
Las Vegas, NV
Michael Grant
KO3
Tye Fields

03/10
Calgary, AB
Roberto McLellan
TKO6
Anthony Lessard
Jarred Kilkenny
D4
Taffo Asongwed
Jamie Taylor
W4
Todd Furler
John Mercante
TKO1
Chad Neilson

03/04
Montreal, PQ
Arash Usmanee
TKO5
Isaac Bejarano
Pierre-Paul Roody
TKO4
Mathias Tchikaya

03/04
Indio, CA
Mikael Zewski
TKO3
Gerardo Cesar Prieto

02/25
Montreal, PQ
Eric Barrak
TKO1
Matt Weishaar
Andriy Ivanov
w6
Stephane Tessier
Sylvera Louis
KO4
Wayne John
Stephane Landry
TKO4
Francois Miville
Michael Gadbois
W4
James Carpio

02/19
Mississauga, ON
Logan McGuinness
KO4
Hector Julio Avila
Victor Lupo
W10
Junior Witter
Tebor Brosch
D10
Samuel Vargas
Julius Bunda
TKO1
Phil Rose
Ibrahim Kamal
TKO2
Matthew Robinson
Brandon Cook
W4
Francis Lafreniere

02/11
Montreal, PQ
Ionut Dan Ion
WTD6
Steve Forbes
Antonin Decarie
W10
Shamone Alvarez
Kevin Bizier
KO1
Edgar Ruiz
Nicholson Poulard
TKO1
Patrick Tessier
Tyler Asselstine
TKO4
Carlos Martinez
Oscar Rivas
W4
David Whittom
Ghislain Maduma
W4
Isaac Berjarano

02/04
Puerto Rico
Mikael Zewski
W6
Joseph De los Santos

02/04
Barrie, ON
Neven Pajkic
W10
Johnnie White
Lindsay Garbatt
W10
Jelena Mrdjenovich
Tye Fields
TKO3
Ray Olubowale
Denton Daley
TKO2
Taylor Bull
Milos Pantelic
D4
Taffo Asongwed
Jason Douglas
W4
Frank White
Steve Franjic
TKO3
Ty McDougall

02/03
Albany, NY
Zachary Smith
W4
Scott Paul

01/29
Pontiac, MI
Bermane Stiverne
TKO2
Kertson Manswell

01/29
Halifax, NS
Tyson Cave
W10
Nestor Bolum
Steve Cannell
W6
Hassan Wasswa

01/22
Chester, PA
Joey Dawejko
W4
Taffo Asongwed

01/22
Saint-Hyacinthe, PQ
Jean Francois Leduc
D4
Patrick Tessier
Alexandre Hamel
TKO2
Guy Desforges
Francis Charbonneau
TKO3
Dwayne Storey
Kahraman Akyol
KO1
Norman Peters

01/14
Calgary, AB
Steve Claggett
TKO3
Jose Mendoza
Adam Trupish
KO2
Matt Palmer
Ken Frank
W7
Sheldon Hinton
Brad Soanes
TKO1
Max Gagne
Jarred Kilkenny
TKO1
Chad Thrun

01/08
Tacoma, WA
Lafarrell Bunting
W10
Matt O'Brien

12/17
Quebec City, PQ
Jean Pascal
D12
Bernard Hopkins
Paul Malignaggi
TKO6
Michael Lozada
Daniel Jacobs
TKO5
Jesse Orta
Mikael Zewski
TKO2
Leonardo Rojas
Tyson Fury
W8
Zack Page
Kevin Bizier
TKO3
Ronnie Warrior Jr
Pier Olivier Cote
TKO1
Cesar Soriano
Eric Martel Bahoeli
W6
Ruben Rivera
Peter Quillin
KO1
Martin Desjardins

12/04
Anaheim, CA
Miguel Angel Garcia
KO5
Olivier Lontchi

12/03
Montreal, PQ
Renan St-Juste
KO2
Sebastien Demers
David Lemieux
TKO2
Purnell Gates
Arash Usmanee
W10
Pedro Navarrete
Tony Luis
W8
Aldo Veltierra
Ghislain Maduma
W4
Sezer Erunsal
Kevin Lavallee
D4
Isaac Bejarano
Tyler Asselstine
KO1
Dave McQuaker
Ahmad Cheikho
TKO1
Justin Fountain

FIGHTNEWS CANADA: ARCHIVES
Stiverne stops Austin in 10th
By Brian Grammer, Clint Rosser and Brian Lewis, FightNews.com

WBC #7 heavyweight Bermane ‘B-Ware’ Stiverne scored a spectacular TKO victory over WBC #4 Ray ‘The Rain Man’ Austin on Saturday night at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. Stiverne (21-1-1, 20KOs) landed a powerful right hand to the top of the head, dropping the American. Austin (28-6-4, 18KOs) jumped up at the count of nine, then complained loudly to referee Mike England after the stoppage. Stiverne, who captured the WBC Silver heavyweight title, continually walked down the former title contender Austin, and caught his opponent at :43 seconds into the 10th round. Stiverne is also now the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Vitali Klitschko. Austin was ahead 86-84 on two cards and third card was 85-85 draw. Fightnews had it 88-82 Stiverne.

June 26, 2011

Weights from St. Charles, MO

Venue: The Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri
Promoter: Don King Productions

Bermane Stiverne 238.5lbs vs. Ray Austin 328lbs

June 25, 2011

Reittie wins in Columbia

Toronto Middleweight Richard Reittie collected his 2nd win in the past 16 days, travelling to Barranquilla, Colombia and stopping hapless Johnny De Hurta in the opening round of their scheduled 6 round contest. Two weeks ago Reittie needed less than 2 rounds to get rid of journeyman Christopher Henry in Montreal, in Columbia, he required less than 3 minutes to prevent De Horta from collecting his first pro victory, now an embarrasing 0-11 to start his career. Reittie, the #2 ranked Middleweight, according to the National Championship Committee, improves to 7-1-1 with 6 of those victories coming by way of knockout.

June 25, 2011

Hernandez edges Mrdjenovich

Interim IBA Lightweight champion Melissa "Huracan" Hernandez edged out an 8 round split decision over Edmonton's Jelena Mrdjenovich in a non title affair last night at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Scores of the bout read 77-75, 77-75 for the Puerto Rican native while Mrdjenovich prevailed by the identical score on the other card. The victory moves Hernandez to 15-2-3 with 5 KOs while the hard luck Mrdjenovich drops her 3rd fight in a row, slipping to 24-8-1 with 12 stoppage victories.

On the undercard, Tye "Big Sky" Fields, the #2 ranked heavyweight in the country, stopped one time Canadian Cruiserweight prospect David Whittom (11-16-1, 7KOs) in the third round of their 8 round contest. Fields improves to 48-4, 43 KOs. Edmonton heavyweight Nick Dragich (2-0, 1KO) captured a 4 round split decision over Vancouver's Alston "Tiny" Brown (3-7-1, 1KO), Cloverdale, BC light welterweight Dave Petryk (3-1-1) kept Kye Sabo winless (now 0-2) by taking a unanimous (39-37 thrice) decision, and Tampa Bay, Florida welterweight Reynaldo Cepeda (5-2, 4KOs) stopped winless Dia Grant (0-2), fighting out of Kelowna, BC, at 1:12 of round 2.

June 25, 2011

McGuinness gets by Ruiz
By Blair Diamond, FightNews Canada

Friday night at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, NABA Lightweight champion Logan McGuinness was able to weather a late rally from Daniel Ruiz to capture a 10 round majority decision, retaining his title and remaining undefeated. McGuinness (15-0-1, 7KOs) controlled the action early, working behind a strong jab, often doubling and tripling it, keeping Ruiz (22-4-1, 16KOs) honest and respectful. Ruiz finally broke through in the 8th, catching McGuinness and hurting the Orangeville, Ontario fighter. McGuinness survived the remainder of the 8th and fought on event terms through the entire 9th round but was again in dire trouble in round 10. With the crowd screaming to "clinch" or "take a knee", McGuinees smiled and weathered the storm, finishing the contest upright. Scores of the bout read 96-94, 96-94 for the NABA titlist while the third judge saw it an even affair, 95-95. .....Read more

June 25, 2011

Cave dominates Nava

Saturday night in Halifax, Tyson Cave, the reigning Canadian and WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight champion, scored a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision over Mexico's Saturnino Nava at the Palooka’s Gym in the Nova Scotian captial. Cave had little trouble with his lesser skilled but determined adversary, dominating the early rounds, landing plenty of leather and receiving little in return. Throughout the contest, all Nava could do was to eat punches that came from all angles and offer a "smile" in return. While Nava, fighting for the first time out of his native homeland, earned his money, he never threatened the self proclaimed "Prince of Hali" at any point in the non title affair. Cave tried for the knockout late, planting his feet and throwing punching with authority, but Nava was more determined on hearing the final bell than anything else. Scores of the bout reflected the one-sided contest, 100-90 by each of the 3 ringside judges. The WBC titlist improves his ledger to 15-1, 5KOs and looks towards a high profile fight later on this year. Nava drops to 8-10......Read more

June 20, 2011

Frank decisions Pembroke

Canadian heavyweight contender Ken Frank collected his 5th victory as a professional with a 4 round unanimous decision over lesser experienced Sandy Pembroke Saturday night at the Century Casino in Calgary, Alberta. Scores of the bout read 40-36, 40-38, and 39-37, all in favor of the Lethbridge, Alberta heavyweight. With the victory, Frank improves is mark to 5-2-1 with 2 of those victories coming by knockout. Pembroke dips to 1-3. On the undercard, Chestermere Lake, Alberta welterweight Keenan Feeney won his pro debut with a 2nd round stoppage of Vancouver's Arash Ghorbani. Time of the stoppage was 2:31.

June 20, 2011

Brinson gets by Walchuk
By Boxing Bob Newman, FightNews.com

DIAAB Entertainment put on an eight-bout pro-am card dubbed “Fight Night At The Flickinger” in downtown Buffalo, New York Saturday night. Headlining the the show was a battle for the vacant New York State Middleweight title between Geneva, NY and Michael Walchuk of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Brinson bounced back from his lone loss in his last fight to pick up his first belt in an absolute war with Walchuk over eight rounds. In a tactical dog fight where each fighter gave no quarter, Geneva, New York’s Nick Brinson and Kitchener, Ontario’s Michael Walchuk waged war for eight rounds to contest the New York State Middleweight title. Brinson was coming off a TKO7 loss back in November for the state Super Middle belt and was looking for redemption....Read more

June 19, 2011

Charles stops Ruiz
By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

After weathering a solid body attack in the early going Ali Nestor Charles (11-5-2) scored a knockout victory at the very end of round five, capturing the WBC middleweight Latino title over Mexico's Edgar Ruiz (22-10-1) at the Claude-Robillard Center in Montreal, Quebec. Charles changed the course of the fight in the fourth round where he landed a left uppercut that put Ruiz down to his knees for a count of eight. Ruiz was clearly tiring in the fifth and Charles looked like he was about to score his second knockdown in the dying seconds when a flurry of punches with Ruiz against the ropes and about to go down Charles accidently pushed him down to the canvas. It looked like the mishap would save the Mexican fighter but with the ten second warning sounding Charles jumped right back in and let loose with a flurry that put Ruiz down to his knees for a full count of ten.

Usmanee decisions Escobar
At first glance, it looked like undefeated Arash Usmanee’s (14-0 7KO) opponent Sergio Escobar (14-11-2) was going to fold up and lay down like other Argentine opponent’s had done earlier in the evening of mixed martial arts and boxing. Escobar had the mitts up high and the track shoes on as the fight began as Usmanee was forced to go out and chase his prey. But Escobar proved to be a worthy opponent and forced Usmanee to the scorecards where he scored a convincing but not entirely easy 80-72, 80-72, 79-73 decision

Luis punishes Lombardo
Lightweight fighter Miguel Lombardo (15-11-1) spent more time on the canvas than Van Gogh Saturday night as undefeated Tony Luis (12-0 4KO) put the Argentine fighter down 5 times officially and twice non-officially on his way to a 4th round TKO victory. The official time came at 1:28 of the 4th round with Lombardo’s corner tired of seeing their fighter suffering canvas burns to his knees and throwing a towel into the centre of the ring. Luis from Cornwall Ontario scored a pair knockdowns in the first and again in the second and following up with single take down in the third. Luis couldn’t miss his wild swinging opponent, landing a potent left hook to the body and following up with a right upstairs that more often than not had the over-matched Lombardo going down to his knees. Luis peppered his opponent with combinations throughout the contest that were fast and accurate was well served by his left hook that did most of the damage on the evening.

Pierre Paul stops Zampatti
Super-lightweight Roody Pierre-Paul (3-0 3KO) survived a first round scare and came roaring back to destroy Argentine fighter Ceferino Zampatti (5-18-2 4KO) at 1:19 of the 2nd round marking his 3rd knockout in as many tries. Pierre-Paul who was coming up short on many his punches for much of the first round went toe-to-toe with his opponent to end the stanza of a scheduled six and ate a right hand that had him stumbling backwards. The setback was only temporary for the Montreal southpaw who ended the round with a solid left of his own. When the two got in close again in the second, Pierre-Paul made no mistake and took down his opponent with a lightening fast left-right combination to the head that deposited Zampatti on his back well beyond a ten count.

June 18, 2011

CPBC strips Charles and Sow

The Canadian Professional Boxing Council stripped two of its champions yesterday, notifying Ali Nestor Charles and Abou Sow that they are champions no more.

"Charles and Sow are no longer recognized as CPBC champions." reported Don Collette, president of the CPBC sanctioning body. "Charles (10-5-2, 3KOs) who won his title 15 months ago when he decisioned Martin Desjardins for the Super Middleweight title has made no effort to defend his crown over his reign. Sow (5-1, 4KOs) stopped Jorge Banos to win the Lightweight title back in September, refused to face off against a legitimate contender and therefore was stripped of his championship strap."

The CPBC has only one remaining title holder, that being Roberto McLellan, the sanctioning bodies Light Middleweight titlist.

June 17, 2011

Weights from Buffalo, NY

Venue: Burt Flickinger Center, Buffalo, New York
Promoter: Diaab Entertainment

Michael Walchuk 154.5lbs vs. Nick Brinson 155.5lbs
Steve Franjic 179lbs vs. Rayshawn Myers 179lbs
Scott Paul 134.5lbs vs. Jamell Tyson 134lbs
Julius Bunda 154.5lbs vs. Tony Brinson 157lbs
Taffo Asongwed TBD vs. Lorenzo Davis 274lbs

June 17, 2011

Cote, St-Juste added to Bute card

Canadian Super Featherweight champion Pier-Olivier Cote and WBO #2 ranked Super Middleweight Renan St-Juste will accompany IBF Super Middleweight king Lucian Bute to Romania where Bute is scheduled to defend his title against mandatory challenger Jean Paul Mendy on July 9th. Both InterBox protégés will lace up the gloves in Bucharest, Romania on the undercard

Côté (16-0-0, 11KOs) will be looking to continue his climb up the division ladder as he'll face Pedro Navarette (25-11-3, 14 KO), a rugged and durable Mexican veteran. St-Juste (22-2-1, 15 KOs), who has been busy helping Bute prepare for Mendy, will take on Jaudiel Zepeda (12-4-1, 9 KO).

June 17, 2011

Ross off June 24th card

Cruiserweight contender Troy Ross is experiencing abdominal pains and has been hospitalized in Toronto, where he is undergoing precautionary tests. He has been forced to withdraw from fighting June 24 on the “Friday Night At The Fights” show at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Ross (24-2, 16 KOs), a two-time Canadian Olympian, is the top-rated IBF contender at #3 (#1 and #2 are not rated). He is expected to return to the ring in late August.

NABA Lightweight Champion Logan Cotton McGuinness (14-0-1, 7 KOs), rated #11 by the WBA, defends his title for the first time June 24 in the 10-round main event against Daniel “Canerito” Ruiz. “Friday Night At The Fights” is being presented by United Boxing Promotions in association with Hennessy Sports and Groupe Yvon Michel.

June 17, 2011

NABF eliminator policy

Per Joe Dwyer NABF President: Effective immediately, any two (2) rated NABF boxers who engage in an elimination bout will see the winner elevated to # 1 rated in their division. The current NABF champion will then be obligated to defend against that boxer in their upcoming mandatory title defense. Failure to do so will result in the title being vacated. The NABF Executive Committee implemented this rule at their Atlantic City Convention, last week.

June 15, 2011

McGuinness to face Ruiz

NABA lightweight titleholder Logan Cotton McGuinness defends his belt for the first time June 24th in the 10-round main event against Daniel “Canerito” Ruiz, headlining “Friday Night At The Fights,” at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The unbeaten McGuinness (14-0-1, 7 KOs), rated #11 by the WBA, will be fighting at home where he won the NABA belt this past February, stopping veteran Hector Julio Avila (47-5) in the fourth round. Ruiz (22-3-1, 16 KOs) will be fighting outside of his native Mexico for the first time. He is undefeated in his last five fights with four wins and a draw....Read more

June 15, 2011

Troy Ross returns June 24

World cruiserweight contender Troy Ross has been added to the “Friday Night At The Fights” professional boxing card, June 24 at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. “Friday Night At The Fights” is being presented by United Boxing Promotions in association with Hennessy Sports and Groupe Yvon Michel. Ross is the top-rated IBF contender at #3 (#1 and #2 are not rated), #14 by the WBA, and #15 by the WBC. The two-time Canadian Olympian will face an opponent to be determined June 24 in a eight-round bout.

June 14, 2011

Canadian Legends: Jackie Callura
(Source: Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)

Jackie Callura started in life by defending himself as a scrappy kid in the rough Hamilton neighbourhood of his youth to defending his boxing titles around the world. One of Canada's smallest fighters at 5'6", he weighed in at only 126 pounds. At the age of 14, though, he started training for and fighting in Steeltown's "Friday Night Smokers" and from there moved to Winnipeg to prepare for more prestigious competition...Read more

June 12, 2011

Cheikho stopped by Melis
By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

Hometown fighter Ahmad Cheikho (6-3-2) was knocked out at 2:15 of the 7th round as “Eye of the Tiger” Management presented an evening of boxing at the Corona Theatre in Montreal Saturday night. Sergei Melis (18-5) scored impressively with the right hand in what would be the final round of what was scheduled for eight. Cheikho who had only been six rounds once looked exhausted coming back to the corner at the end of the sixth and expended a huge amount of energy in the fateful round, coming up short on huge shots. Melis who has been in with a number of world class opponents including world champion Dimitry Pirog and given them rounds took full advantage of the opportunity. After stunning Cheikho at the end of the fourth where the local fighter stumbled back to his corner on wobbly legs and was glassy eyed, it seemed that the Estonian fighter may have let his prey off the hook as Melis seemed to be looking for the perfect punch but wasn’t delivering any. But the ‘Baltic King’ was able to touch Cheikho with a few lefts in the 6th and took full advantage of the fading fighter in the 7th....Read more

June 11, 2011

Ross want Kayode-Godfrey winner

Two-time Canadian Olympian Troy Ross has issued a challenge to the winner of tonight’s (Friday, June 10) featured fight on ShoBox between undefeated, highly-touted Lateef “Power” Kayode (16-0, 14 KOs) and former world title contender Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-2, 14 KOs). Ross is the top-rated IBF contender at #3 (#1 and #2 are not rated), in addition to being rated #14 by the WBA and #15 by the WBC. “I think Kayode-Godfrey is a 50-50 fight and I want a shot at the winner,” Ross said. “Cunningham seems unwilling to fight me again for whatever reasons, but Kayode and Godfrey are legitimate, throwback-type fighters who both only want to fight the best. I really admire their fighting spirits and I think they’re going to have a great fight. The winner has an open invitation to fight me later this summer. All he needs to do is have his promoter contact mine.”

Ross (24-2, 16 KOs), a native of Guyana who lives in Toronto, was a member of the 1996 and 2000 Canadian Olympic Teams. The powerful southpaw was the winner of The Contender, Season Four reality television series and he portrayed light heavyweight contender John Henry Lewis in the movie, “Cinderella Man.”

June 10, 2011

Ntetu decisions Ramadan

Francy Ntetu (6-0) swept all six rounds on his way to a unanimous 60-54 (X3) decision over Abdullah Ramadan as boxing returned to Jonquiere Quebec for the first time in 15 years and the heyday of native son Stephane Ouellet. Ramadan who is now 44 years years-old made a successful comeback in 2007 after a nine year absence and won a pair of bouts but now has dropped his last three fights. Ramadan was coming off another lengthy break of two years.

Heavyweight Erik Barrack (5-0 4KO) picked up where he left off with another KO victory in the 1st round over American Richard Bryant (1-4). Barrack came back from a three year layoff in February and survived the entire Tommy Morrison saga and continued his powerful assault with another early night. Barrack scored his 4th first stoppage while Bryant is going in the opposite direction having not made it to the second round in the last three.

Road warrior Richard Reittle (6-1-1 5KO) rebounded from his only career loss and made quick work of Chris Henry with a 2nd round TKO victory in a battle of Caribbean born middleweights. Reittle stopped the journeyman for the seventh time in his last nine fights and drops Henry's record to an even 24-24.

In a battle of winless light heavyweights, it was Horace Hunter who prevailed 39-36 (x3) over Ahmad Selemani. Both entered the ring with identical 0-3 records. Cruiserweight David Golden made his pro debut a successful one with a third round TKO victory over local resident Stephane Landry (1-1).

June 7, 2011

Andressen stops Willis
by Shamus Young, FightNews.com

Shane Andressen returned to the winning side of boxing with an impressive 5th round TKO victory over Jonte Willis last night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.

Andressen was more traditionally skilled. Willis came from odd angles and hit harder. Willis won each of the first four close, entertaining rounds by outworking his man and was just two rounds from a victory. Near the start of the fifth, Andressen hit Willis on the temple. Willis was stunned, but bought time being tangled in the ropes. When the fight resumed, Andressen became wild looking for the KO. Willis had no legs, and his corner was screaming for him to hold. Willis did not hold and he got caught with a few good shots, but mostly avoided Andressen’s windmill. Just when it looked like Andressen had punched himself out and was sucking wind– and when Willis might make it out of the round– Andressen connected with a huge left hook on the cheek. Willis fell through the ropes. Ref Louis Jackvony started to count, then waved it off. Time of TKO was 2:04 of the fifth. Willis is now 7-1-1 (3 KOs), and Andressen 11-3 (6 KOs).

June 4, 2011

No contest for Trotter

Calgary Light Middleweight prospect Janks Trotter travelled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take on Josh Torres on the undercard of the Johnny Tapia - Mauricio Pastrana fight card. A clash of heads 29 seconds into the contest ended matters between the two with Torres receiving a large gash between the eyes. The decision is an automatic no contest ruling. Trotter, a former Canadian Olympian, sees his ledger move to 4-0-1 (4 KOs) with 1 no contest while Torres moves to 5-1-1 (3 KOs) also with 1 no contest.

June 5, 2011

Weights from Tacoma, WA

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino
Promoter: Brian Halquist Productions

Shane Andreesen 226lbs vs. Jonte Willis 215.5lbs

June 4, 2011

Bute wins IBF award

The IBF awards banquet took place Friday night as the end of the organization’s 28th annual convention neared. The Champagne Room at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas played host to the event, which according to many IBF members was the largest in years. After the opening cocktail hour, dinner and dessert, the annual awards were presented. IBF Super Middleweight king Lucian Bute was presented the Jersey Joe Walcott "Good Guy" award.

June 4, 2011

Johnson breaks hand

Edmonton Lightweight Amy Johnson was in the final days of preparation for her WBO Lightweight title bout with defending champion Erin McGowan when bad luck interviened. Johnson broke her hand in a sparring session just days before the bout removing her from competing in the championship contest which was to take place in Australia. McGowan will now take on Ploysuay Sakrungruang from Thailand in a 6 round exhibition bout.

June 4, 2011

Gauthier decisions DaLuz
By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

Super-bantamweight Sebastien Gauthier (21-2 13KO) made in a clean 80-72 sweep of an eight round contest of Robert DaLuz (13-36-3) Friday night at the Levis arena in Levis, Quebec.

“He was awkward and hard to hit,” said Gauthier who while dominating his opponent, looked as if he had been in a fight afterwards as he cut open in the sixth round. “It was hard motivation for a fight like this sometimes,” said the St Jerome fighter. “He was definitely a good boxer and could have a lot better record if he was a little protected.” DaLuz would load up with his right hand but Gauthier continued to stay in the pocket and fire of combinations, often stunning, but never in any true danger of taking him down. Despite the 36 losses, DaLuz has only been stopped four times....Read more

May 28, 2011

Hopkins does it!!
By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

46-year-old Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs) schooled WBC light heavyweight Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs) winning a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Pascal staggered Hopkins in rounds four and twelve, but Hopkins used all his veteran tricks to keep Pascal off-balance and out of his rhythm for a majority of the fight. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 115-114.

With the win, Hopkins becomes the oldest man to win a world title, breaking the record of George Foreman.

May 21, 2011

Dawson decisions Diaconu
By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

In a clash of former light heavyweight champions, Chad Dawson (30-1, 18 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Adrian Diaconu (27-3, 15 KOs) by scores of 117-111, 118-110, 116-112. It was a workmanlike twelve rounds for Dawson in his first fight under Emanuel Steward.

May 21, 2011

Early results from Montreal, PQ
By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

Heavyweight Oscar Rivas (6-0 3KO) scored a knockdown off a right-left combination forty seconds in and didn’t waste any time in scoring two more to score a TKO victory at 2:05 of the first round over an over-matched Zsolt Zathureczky (3-1) of Hungary.

A left hook to the body scored a knockout victory for welterweight Kevin Bizier (15-0 11KO) at the end of the 5th round against Mauro Lucero(46-14-1), stopping the Mexican for the 12th time in his career. A clash of heads earlier in the round opened a bad gash over the eye of Lucero and looked bad enough to stop the fight, but Bizier quickly took matters into his own hands by scoring his 11th stoppage.

Columbian born Eleider Alvarez (5-0 3KO) started strong and finished strong in a 40-36 (x3) decision over David Whittom (11-15-1) of Quebec City . In between there was a little frustration as Alvarez was crowded as he couldn’t get off as cleanly as he had to start the fight. Trainer Marc Ramsay demanded more of his fighter for the final round and got it as Alvarez went all out for the final stanza and finished strongly as the light-heavyweight notched his fifth victory in as many tries.

After an all assault of hooks to the body and head of opponent Ruben Galvan (17-10-4); Golden Boy Promoted local product Michael Zewski (10-6KO) threw a perfect left uppercut that brought down the Indiana fighter immediately and ended the fight at 1:44 of the 3rd round. Zewski was picture perfect in the 2nd as he punished the body of his opponent at every opportunity and was equally ferocious in going upstairs. It looked more of the same in the third until the 22 year-old brought something new out of the toolbox and scored big with the uppercut to end the fight. Galvan who is now winless in ten fights dating back to 2007 got up immediately but then went down again with as the count approached five.

Jean Pascal’s half-brother Nicholson Poulard (17-3) managed to dominate throughout a ten round light-heavyweight contest against Frankie Santos (17-10-4), scoring a clean 100-90 sweep on all three scorecards. The fight was back and forth at close quarters in the opening two rounds before Poulard started dominating against an opponent who has moved up 5 weight categories in the last four years. Santos looked ready to go at the end of the 9th and Poulard upped the tempo for the final round, looking for the perfect punch that never came.

After going down a total of three times, an outmatched Dwayne Storey (4-7) called it a day at 1:38 of the second round against a younger, stronger, faster Didier Bence (2-0 2KO) in a heavyweight bout that kicked off action at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The 41 year-old Storey who had called it quits for the past ten years before returning this past January proved awkward for about the first two minutes but that was about it. Bence scored his first knockdown at the end of the first round and didn’t waste any time in the second scoring his second stoppage in as many fights with two more knockdowns.

May 21, 2011

Fonfara KOs Russell
By Jacob Chavez, FightNews.com

WBC Youth light heavyweight titleholder Andrzej Fonfara (18-2-0, 9KOs) scored a spectacular sixth round knockout against a game, but outmatched Anthony Russell (16-3-1-5KOs) on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The fight was for the vacant WBO/NABO title.

Fonfara started off with a very stiff jab and good pressure. He appeared much bigger and stronger than Russell, but Russell showed some grit, as midway into the opening stanza he began connecting with a quick right uppercut to the head. Russell also demonstrated good footwork as Fonfara countered. Fonfara came out more aggressive in the second and quickly tagged Russell with a counter left hook to the head. Russell dropped hard but quickly got up and appeared more surprised than hurt. Fonfara then jumped on Russell and looked to make it a quick night, but Russell’s good footwork allowed for him to survive the round. Russell was still on survival mode in round three. During round four Fonfara pressed the action and focused heavily to the body, while Russell continued to be on the defensive. Russell appeared to be getting a second wind in round five, connecting repeatedly with the right uppercut, but his success was short lived, as Fonfara came out throwing bombs in the sixth. Russell tried standing his ground, but a huge left hook midway in, sent him staggering towards the ropes. A flurry followed by another left hook dropped Russell, but as he was going down, another hard combination to the head knocked him out cold. He lay flat on his back for several minutes before he was assisted on to the stool by the ring doctor. Fortunately, he was able to walk out of the ring under his own power. The official time was 2:46 of round six.

May 21, 2011

Weights from Montreal, PQ

Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Promoter: GYM

Jean Pascal 174.14lbs vs. Bernard Hopkins 174.14lbs
*** WBC, WBC Diamond, Ring Magazine Light heavyweight titles ***

Adrian Diaconu 174.4lbs vs. Chad Dawson 173.10lbs
Kevin Bizier 149.7lbs vs. Mauro Lucero 151.13lbs
Mikael Zewski 148.2lbs vs.Ruben Galvan 149.7lbs
Oscar Rivas 238.12lbs vs. Zolt Zathureczky 232.12lbs
Elieder Alvarez 184.5lbs vs. David Whittom 189.2lbs
Nicholson Poulard 173.6lbs vs. Frankie Santos 172.13lbs
Didier Bence 230lbs vs. Dean Storey 204.15lbs

(Photos provided by Herby Whyne, Sportzframe)

May 20, 2011

Bernard Hopkins speaks

With American and Canadian media in attendance, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins hosted a media workout today at a local boxing gym in Montreal, Canada where the 46-year-old Two-Division World Champion and Future Hall of Famer discussed his championship rematch against WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Champion Jean Pascal which takes place this Saturday, May 21 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. In a rare fight week occurrence, Hopkins even stopped to pose and speak with several amateur fighters and fans stating “I promise you this will be the only time you see me on my knee.”...Read more
May 20, 2011

Canadian Legends: Sammy Luftspring
(Source: Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)

For all he did to fight his way out of the Jewish ghetto, Sammy Luftspring's Judaism was a defining feature of his boxing career. Born and raised in The Ward, the impoverished section of downtown Toronto that was home to the city's central and eastern-European Jewish community, Luftspring began his boxing career in 1932 close to home, at the gymnasium of Toronto's Brunswick Talmud Torah. Over the next four years he fought 105 times, losing only five bouts and capturing Golden Glove tournaments in weight classes ranging from bantamweight to welterweight.

By 1933, he was the Ontario amateur lightweight champion and a fixture at boxing cards at Toronto's Mutual Street Arena, representing the Elm Grove boxing club. In the spring of 1935, Luftspring was the runner-up for the Canadian 135-pound amateur championship, though before the end of that year had become embroiled in a battle with the Canadian Amateur Athletic Union over his amateur status...Read more

May 19, 2011

Poll results: Dorin over Irwin

It would have been a battle for the ages. Billy "The Kid" Irwin the Canadian king of the Lightweights and two time world champion challenger against Leonard "The Lion" Dorin, the undefeated WBA Lightweight champ. FightNews Canada asked you to pick a winner if these two met in their primes. Here is the results of our survey:

52% predicted a Dorin victory
45% predicted an Irwin victory

31% predicted Irwin would KO Dorin
29% predicted Dorin would win a decision over Irwin
23% predicted Dorin would KO Irwin
14% predicted an Irwin KO

May 19, 2011

Diaconu finally gets Dawson
By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

In a match-up between two former WBC world champions, Adrian Diaconu (27-2 15KO) knows that he has everything to gain as he meets up against Chad Dawson (29-1 17KO) Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. “We’re not starring on the show that night,” said Diaconu’s trainer Pierre Bouchard of the HBO telecast that features the rematch between Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins, “But we’re certainly in a position to steal the show. We’re very confident, but we know the challenge we have. This will be our chance to show that we belong at that high level amongst the elite level of competition.”...Read more

May 19, 2011

Pascal-Hopkins: Few words
By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

They both threw the same punch, but it was Bernard Hopkins who got off first at today’s final press conference in advance of Saturday’s rematch between The Executioner and WBC Champion Jean Pascal set for the Bell Centre in Montreal.

For all the talk leading into the fight, each combatant uttered just three words each after taking the microphone, “Enjoy the Fight.” The usually talkative Hopkins took to the stage first and after uttering death threats in previous outings, kept it short and sweet with the, “Enjoy the fight,” greeting.

Pascal who had demanded drug testing of Hopkins in their initial press conference to announce the fight was also a man of few words matched the 46 year-old fighter word for word when called upon to speak.

When fielding questions from the media, Hopkins when asked about his legacy, again stuck to the same three-word combination, “Enjoy the fight,” at which point both fighters beat a hasty retreat to the exits.

May 18, 2011

Stiverne to face Austin in eliminator

Emerging Canadian heavyweight Bermane Stiverne and title-tested veteran Ray Austin will meet in an important WBC elimination bout June 25th at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

Stiverne (21-1-1, 19KOs) has a staggering 86-percent knockout ratio with an equally stunning 14 first-round knockouts. Only two of his fights have gone the distance. Most of his victims have fallen prey to his powerful right hand.

Austin (28-5-4, 18KOs) has hovered at the top of the heavyweight division for the last five years, having faced Wladimir Klitschko, Andrew Golota, Sultan Ibragimov, Odlanier Solis and DaVarryl Williamson, among others.

This will clearly be the toughest opponent yet for Stiverne. A win here would set up bigger fights in the future. Austin will be trying to prove that he is still a force in the heavyweight division.

May 18, 2011

Pascal, Hopkins transcript

Last week WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins held international media conference calls to discuss their world championship rematch on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Their first fight, which took place December 18, 2010, ended in a controversial majority draw. Here’s the official transcript for both calls....Read more

May 17, 2011


WBC Womens May 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The World Boxing Council or WBC has released their May 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: #6)
Lightweights - Ayana Pelletier WBC #8 (last month: #8)
Lightweights - Sarah Pucek WBC #14 (last month: #14)
Lightweights - Amy Johnson WBC #26 (last month: unranked)
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 #8 (last month: #6)
Super Bantamweight - Lisa Brown WBC #5 (last month: #5)
Super Bantamweight - Nathalie Forget WBC #21(last month: #23)
Super Flyweight - Mandy Lapointe WBC #11 (last month: #13)
May 16, 2011

Collette destroys Frees

Julien Collette successfully defended his Maritime heavyweight title with an impressive opening round stoppage of Andres Frees Saturday night in from on a capacity crowd of 1,200 spectators at the Shediac Festival Arena in Shediac, New Brunswick. Frees (0-2) came out strong looking to take the fight right to Collette. While the Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick fighter did manage to land a few shot early, he proved to be little trouble for the more experienced champ. Collette landed a hard three punch combination which dropped Frees, ending matters at the 1:41 mark of the first round. The victory moves the Bouctouche, New Brunswick fighter to 6-1 with 4 of those victories coming by knockout. More importantly, it will surely move him up the national heavyweight rankings where he currently occupies the #10 position.....Read more

May 16, 2011

Usmanee stops Barrera
By Doug Rowe, FightNews Canada

Arash Usmanee made his homecoming a successful one as the undefeated Canadian super featherweight prospect stopped Mexico's Alejandro Barrera in the 5th round Saturday night at the Capri Centre in Red Deer, Alberta.

Trainer Daniel Trepanier’s game plan for Usmanee was to move forward against the very aggressive Barrera. The planned worked to perfection as the Canadian systematically broke down the Mexican fighter enroute to a KO victory..... Read more

May 15, 2011

Mendy to challenge Bute

Long-time super middleweight contender, Jean-Paul Mendy will finally get his crack at a world championship when he takes on defending IBF super middleweight champion, Lucian Bute on July 9th at the Romexpo Dome in Bute’s home country of Romania. Bute-Mendy is promoted by EuroPlus Computers S.R.L., and Interbox in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

May 14, 2011


New IBA Mens March 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The International Boxing Organization Association or IBA has released their March 2011 rankings which ranks male boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the IBO sanctioning body.

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Cruiserweight - Troy Ross - IBA #5
Light Heavyweight - Jean Pascal - IBA #1
Light Heavyweight - Adrian Diaconu - IBA #6
Super Middleweight - Lucian Bute - IBA #2
Jr. Featherweight - Steve Molitor - IBA #5
May 14, 2011


New IBO Mens May 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The International Boxing Organization or IBO has released their May 2011 rankings which ranks male boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the IBO sanctioning body.

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Heavyweight - Neven Pajkic - IBO #40
Heavyweight - Bermane Stiverne - IBO #54
Heavyweight - Tye Fields - IBO #64
Heavyweight - Ray Olubuwale - IBO #99
Cruiserweight - Troy Ross - IBO #6
Cruiserweight - Ryan Henney - IBO #49
IBO Light Heavyweight champion - JEAN PASCAL
Light Heavyweight - Adrian Diaconu - IBO #4
Light Heavyweight - Nicholson Poulard - IBO #70
Super Middleweight - Renan St-Juste - IBO #18
Super Middleweight - Sebastien Demers - IBO #37
Super Middleweight - Adonis Stevenson - IBO #79
Middleweight - David Lemieux - IBO #14
Jr. Middleweight - Joachim Alcine - IBO #12
Jr. Middleweight - Adam Trupish - IBO #81
Welterweight - Antonin Decaire - IBO #23
Welterweight - Andre Gorges - IBO #28
Welterweight - Ionut Ion Dan - IBO #35
Welterweight - Kevin Bizier - IBO #56
Light Welterweight - Herman Ngoudjo - IBO #16
Light Welterweight - Victor Puiu (Lupo) - IBO #17
Light Welterweight - Dierry Jean - IBO #48
Lightweight - Pier Olivier Cote - IBO #65
Lightweight - Tony Luis - IBO #76
Super Featherweight - Benoit Gaudet - IBO #35
Super Featherweight - Arash Usmanee - IBO #79
Featherweight - Olivier Lontchi - IBO #29
Super Bantamweight - Steve Molitor - IBO #4
Super Bantamweight - Tyson Cave - IBO #69
Bantamweight - Sebastien Gauthier - IBO #27
May 14, 2011

New IBF Mens April 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The International Boxing Federation or IBF has released their April 2011 rankings which ranks male boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the IBF sanctioning body.

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Cruiserweight - Troy Ross - IBF #3
Light Heavyweight - Adrian Diaconu - IBF #11
IBF Super Middleweight champion - LUCIAN BUTE
Welterweight - Ionut Ion Dan - IBF #14
Jr. Featherweight - Steve Molitor - IBF #7
May 14, 2011


New WBO Mens April 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

The World Boxing Organization or WBO has released their April 2011 rankings which ranks male boxers worldwide. Here is how our fighting Canucks rank within the WBO sanctioning body.

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Super Middleweight - Renan St-Juste - WBO #2
Welterweight - Ionut Ion Dan - WBO #14
May 14, 2011


New WBC Mens May 2011 rankings
By Dave Baggs, FightNews Canada

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

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Heavyweight - Bermane Stiverne - WBC #7 (last month: #9)
Heavyweight - Neven Pajkic - WBC #23 (last month: #25)
Cruiserweight - Troy Ross - WBC #13 (last month: #9)
Cruiserweight - Ryan Henney - WBC #26 (last month: #27)
WBC Light Heavyweight champion - JEAN PASCAL
Light Heavyweight - Adrian Diaconu - WBC #5 (last month: #5)
Light Heavyweight - Nicholson Poulard - WBC #33 (last month: unranked)
Light Heavyweight - Junior Moar - WBC #39 (last month: unranked)
Super Middleweight - Renan St-Juste - WBC #8 (last month: #12)
Super Middleweight - Sebastien Demers - WBC #33 (last month: #25)
Super Middleweight - Adonis Stevenson - WBC #36 (last month: #38)
Middleweight - David Lemieux - WBC #5 (last month: #2)
Middleweight - Adam Trupish - WBC #37 (last month: #39)
Welterweight - Ionut Ion Dan - WBC #4 (last month: #4)
Welterweight - Phil Lo Greco - WBC #13 (last month: #16)
Welterweight - Victor Puiu (Lupo) - WBC #22 (last month: #22)
Welterweight - Antonin Decaire - WBC #23 (last month: #23)
Light Welterweight - Dierry Jean - WBC #30 (last month: #28)
Light Welterweight - Pier Olivier Cote - WBC #36 (last month: #39)
Light Welterweight - Steve Claggett - WBC #40 (last month: #40)
Lightweight - Logan McGuinness - WBC #35 (last month: unranked)
Super Featherweight - Arash Usmanee - WBC #34 (last month: #36)
Super Featherweight - Benoit Gaudet - WBC #36 (last month: #33)
Super Bantamweight - Tyson Cave - WBC #30 (last month: #30)
Super Bantamweight - Sebastien Gauthier - WBC #28 (last month: #31)
May 14, 2011

Sutley stops Ogle
By AJ Bellegarde, FightNews Canada

Calgary Light heavyweight Dustin Sutley moved to a perfect 4-0 last night with an impressive opening round stoppage of Matt Onge at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary, Alberta. Both Sutley and Ogle are former MMA fighters with little amateur boxing experience. Both fighters started the bout in almost identical kickboxing stances. Sutley (under the guidance of one Dale Brown) landed five punches in rapid succession not allowing Ogle (0-1) to settle into the match. Sutley’s began to pick his shots patiently, landing calculated body shots almost at will. Although Ogle did manage to mount a good offense outburst temporarily, a vicious combination by Sutley dropped Ogle awkwardly on the mat. Ogle quickly jumped up however referee Ken Koivisto had seen enough to signalled the end to the match at the 1:24 mark of the first.

Other professional bouts on the PRO/AM card had Lethbridge Alberta cruiserweight Kevin Frank collected his first pro victory by stopping John Mercante at 2:14 of the second frame. Frank moves to 1-1 while Mercante evens out at 2-2. In a middleweight affair, Brad Soanes remained undefeated with a 4 round unanimous decision over Darren Fletcher. Scores of the bout read 40-36 and 39-37 (twice) in favor of the now 2-0 Soanes. Fletcher, fighting out of Brantford, Ontario, suffers the loss in his pro debut.

The card was promoted by Teofista Boxing Promotions.

May 13, 2011

Foreman calls for Hopkins KO

Former heavyweight champion “Big” George Foreman has advised 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins to do something he hasn’t done since 2004 if B-Hop is going to break his record as the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a significant world title. “You must get a knockout, stated Foremen. “This fight and the record will not be broken on a unanimous decision. There must be a knockout!” Hopkins has been been involved in ten consecutive twelve-round decisions since his last knockout, ironically against his business partner Oscar de la Hoya.... Read more

May 12, 2011

FNC feature: NABA champ Arash Usmanee
By Doug Rowe, FightNews Canada

For the average person stepping into the ring against an opponent is a terrifying thought. For Red Deer boxer Arash Usmanee that fear simply does not exist.

Usmanee was raised in war torn Afghanistan; his father killed by a Russian a rocket. Facing an opponent with padded gauntlets cannot even begin to compare.

“We would hear random rockets over our head, and you would hear the loud noise afterwards and lot of times when it was close enough, we would run and see the hole big enough for semi-trucks to drive into.” said Usmanee. “Now when I think of it, it was like fireworks, there was no fear for me personally, you were scared a little bit, you didn’t want to die. I get more scared when I think of it now, how I lived as a kid.”.... Read more

May 11, 2011

Bernard Hopkins quotes

Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins impressed the sports world last December when he challenged Light Heavyweight World Champion Jean Pascal in an attempt to break George Foreman’s record as the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a significant world title. After Hopkins’ December 18, 2010 fight with Pascal ended in a controversial draw decision, Hopkins is looking to make history again in a rematch with Pascal, but this time he will be 192 days older than Foreman was when he beat Michael Moorer for the Heavyweight World Championship on November 5, 1994. “This [surpassing of George Foreman's record] is a hell of a milestone. This is something that not any old fighter gets to do, or most athletes from any sport for that matter. I am glad to be able to represent that at this stage of my career. I have been able to reach this milestone because of things I have overcome [in my life] and I am motivated by the legacy I will leave.”...Read more

May 10, 2011

Shot of the day!

Pier Olivier Cote gets some serious hang time in celebration of his TKO victory over Ariz Ambriz on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Mosley championship affair in Vegas. Cote dominated his foe from the openning bell, dropping Ambriz in round 3 and finishing the job a round later. The Canadian Super Featherweight champ improves to 16-0 with 11 wins by KO.
(Photo: Chris Cozzone)

March 28, 2011

Pascal-Hopkins 2 officials

Two Asians and two Europeans have been assigned by the WBC to work for the May 21 rematch between light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Judges are Rey Danseco (Philippines), Anek Hontongkam (Thailand) and Guido Cavalleri (Italy). The third man in the ring will be 48-year old Ian John-Lewis (UK). The 46-year-old Hopkins aims to become the oldest man to ever win a championship in boxing while Pascal is looking to retain his belt plus win the vacant WBC Diamond belt.

May 9, 2011

Special drug test for B-Hop/Pascal?

Sources close to the situation are stating that the Quebec boxing commission is strongly considering the possibility of requiring a special drug test for the May 21st rematch between WBC/IBO light heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal (26-1-1, 16 KOs) and former world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (51-5-2, 32 KOs). The bout will take place at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Their first fight ended in a draw this past December at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. Tempers erupted between the two this past March at a press conference in Montreal when Pascal stated that he wanted Hopkins to take a special test to prove he was clean.

May 9, 2011