July 18,2014 Jessie Vargas set for first title defense Photo: Mary Ann Owen Unbeaten world champion Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas will defend his WBA jr welterweight title against undefeated Anton Novikov of Russia at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, August 2. For Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs), … Continue reading July 18,2014 Tete acquires vacant IBF 115lb belt in Japan By Joe Koizumi Elongated southpaw Zolati Tete (20-3, 16 KOs), 114, from South Africa, easily acquired the vacant IBF super-flyweight belt as he stuck southpaw jabs all night, whipped previously unbeaten ex-Japanese champ Teiru Kinoshita (19-1-1, 3 KOs), 115, and … Continue reading July 18,2014 Mayweather Maidana 2 Press Tour Wrap-up By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME The “Mayhem” press conference tour for the rematch between pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) and Argentinian slugger Marcos “Chino” Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) made its final stop Thursday afternoon in Los … Continue reading July 18,2014 Interview: Heavyweight contender Lucas Browne By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Hatton Promotions WBC #7, IBF #7, WBA #13 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne talks to Fightnews to say he is confident of defeating IBF, WBO, WBA champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBC champion … Continue reading July 18,2014 WBC, Telmex sponsorship announced The World Boxing Council and the Nevada Community Foundation have announced a historic agreement between the WBC and Telmex Foundation. Under the agreement, Telmex will provide a $150,000 sponsorship to the Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund. Telmex will deposit the sponsorship … Continue reading July 18,2014 UFN Dublin Predictions That’s right lads and lasses, it’s time for another edition of the Downes Side! Many of you know me as the Nostradamus of MMA. Keeping with the spirit of the Emerald Isle, many of you may not be aware that … Continue reading July 18,2014 Boxing Returns to Fort Washington, MD tonight By Gary “Digital” Williams There will be a nine-bout card coming to Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD tonight. The Keystone Boxing promotion has four six-round contests that include solid up-and-coming local talent. Undefeated Landover, MD junior middleweight “The Cuban … Continue reading July 18,2014 Another KO in one for Ali Raymi By Robert Coster WBO #7 minimumweight Ali Raymi (21-0, 21 KOs) scored yet another one for the history books on Thursday night at the National Arena in Sanaa, Yemen. Raymi extended his own world record for consecutive first round kayos … Continue reading July 18,2014 Rigondeaux, Looknongyantoy make weight Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 vs. Sod Looknongyantoy 122 (WBA/WBO super bantamweight title) Zou Shiming 111.5 vs. Luis De la Rosa 110.5 Gilberto Ramirez 167.5 vs. Junior Talipeau 167 Brian Viloria 112.5 vs. Jose Alfredo Zuniga 112.5 Rex Tso 117.5 vs. John … Continue reading