New opponent for Gonzalez at LA Fight Club

By Togorashi

Due to illness, super lightweight John Karl Sosa has pulled out of Thursday night’s LA Fight Club main event against Mexico City’s Gilberto “El Flaco” Gonzalez at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Gonzalez (25-3, 20 KOs) will now face Hevinson Herrera (17-10-1, 11 KOs) in the featured ten-rounder airing live on FOX Deportes.

Undefeated fighter Diego De La Hoya (10-0, 6 KOs) is set to take on Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (14-6-1, 10 KOs) in the co-main event, and Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete (10-0, 3 KOs) will fight Ramiro “Zurdo” Robles (12-3-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout to open up the telecast.

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Boxing News

By cozman471

With all the talk of an Oscar De La Hoya comeback, will Ricky Hatton soon start talking about a return?

Carl Froch proves a champ in poker

World’s highest paid celebrities include Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao

Eamonn O’Kane steps up IBF middleweight title bid

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Aldo out of UFC 189; Mendes to face McGregor

By cozman471

UFC 189 has a new main event. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has withdrawn from his July 11 title defense against Conor McGregor due to an rib injury. Chad Mendes, who had been on standby since news of Aldo’s injury broke, will now face McGregor for the interim 145-pound crown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 189 is live on PPV on Saturday, July 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

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Early Results From South Philadelphia

By Togorashi

By John DiSanto/Philly Boxing History

The first two bouts at the 2300 Arena in South Philly were absolute wars.

First, junior lightweights Tyrone Luckey, 6-4-2, 5 KOs, and Gang Yong Kim, 5-2, traded knockdowns. Luckey, Middletown, NJ, dropped Kim with a left hook in round one. Then Kim, Philadelphia, returned the favor in the second, courtesy of a hard right hand. In the final two rounds, the fighters battled back and forth. However Luckey held the edge and was awarded the unanimous decision after four rounds. All three official scores were 38-36.

In the second bout, Philadelphia’s Victor Vasquez, 19-9-1, 9 KOs, dropped Osnel Charles, 10-14-1, 1 KO, in round one of their scheduled 6-round lightweight bout. Charles, Atlantic City, fought back to win round two, but could not hold off Vasquez after that.

The pair brawled away, but Vasquez was landing the harder shots. In round four, Victor trapped Charles in a neutral corner and blasted him with a combination that had Osnel nearly out on his feet. Referee Benji Esteves called it a knockdown and then stopped the bout after taking a good look at the woozy Charles. The time was 44 seconds of round four.

The victory was sweet revenge for Vasquez, as Charles had won their two previous 6-rounders on points.

Junior lightweight Kevin Rivers Jr., Palmer Park, MD, remained undefeated, 12-0, 9 KOs, with an impressive TKO of Mexican Luis Lizarraga, 5-5-1, 2 KOs, in three rounds.

Rivers scored a knockdown in round two and finished the job at 24 seconds of the third. Referee Gary Rosato stepped in with Lizarraga helpless along the ropes.

(TV bouts to follow: Roach, Ballard, Shabranskyy, and possibly Damon Allen).

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Early results from Philadelphia

By toshiro

Unbeaten lightweight Lamont Roach Jr. (8-0, 3 KOs) scored a unanimous over Christian Santiban (3-5, 2 KOs) on Tuesday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.

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Pick’em Game: 2015 Player of the Year Standings

By Adam Gershon

Two seasons are in the bag and we’re nearly halfway through the third. But finally, here are standings for POY 2015.

Out front early is Season 25 winner johnny_o followed by Season 26 winner uksb. They’re followed by ATLYinzer, Gentleman’ Jack, and THE DROWSE ELEMENT.

I see A.F. gave out prizes to POY in years past. I’ll have to rummage through my cupboards for something of value to give out to 2015’s champ. I also notice that he used to play the game, too. I guess I didn’t even think to play along myself. Hmmm … You may see my picks starting next week. Stay tuned …

Here are the current POTY standings for 2015 (Total, plus Season 26 & 25 points in brackets)…

  1. johnny_o ………. ( 25 ) … ( 5 ) … ( 20 )
  2. uksb ………. ( 20 ) … ( 20 ) … ( 0 )
  3. ATLYinzer ………. ( 19 ) … ( 4 ) … ( 15 )
  4. ‘Gentleman’ Jack ………. ( 18 ) … ( 14 ) … ( 4 )
  5. THE DROWSE ELEMENT ………. ( 18 ) … ( 1 ) … ( 17 )
  6. toocanoooo ………. ( 17 ) … ( 8 ) … ( 9 )
  7. KidSleez ………. ( 17 ) … ( 17 ) … ( 0 )
  8. serge campbell ………. ( 16 ) … ( 13 ) … ( 3 )
  9. Silkyjohnson001 ………. ( 15 ) … ( 11 ) … ( 4 )
  10. The Art of Boxing ………. ( 15 ) … ( 4 ) … ( 11 )
  11. DestructoDisk ………. ( 15 ) … ( 15 ) … ( 0 )
  12. Skeletor1982 ………. ( 14 ) … ( 1 ) … ( 13 )
  13. TeaTowelDJ ………. ( 14 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 14 )
  14. TheDemolitionDan ………. ( 14 ) … ( 12 ) … ( 2 )
  15. Galbraeth ………. ( 13 ) … ( 1 ) … ( 12 )
  16. southpawn ………. ( 13 ) … ( 10 ) … ( 3 )
  17. ekker3 ………. ( 12 ) … ( 3 ) … ( 9 )
  18. TheXeeG ………. ( 10.5 ) … ( 4 ) … ( 7 )
  19. Radu ………. ( 10 ) … ( 3 ) … ( 7 )
  20. sp0rtsfan86 ………. ( 10 ) … ( 1 ) … ( 9 )
  21. Marty Renaud ………. ( 9 ) … ( 9 ) … ( 0 )
  22. Left high kick ………. ( 8 ) … ( 7 ) … ( 1 )
  23. DerGergis ………. ( 7 ) … ( 6 ) … ( 1 )
  24. leo_solis ………. ( 7 ) … ( 6 ) … ( 1 )
  25. The Judoka ………. ( 7 ) … ( 5 ) … ( 2 )
  26. aldogg2121 ………. ( 7 ) … ( 7 ) … ( 0 )
  27. JSapp ………. ( 6.5 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 7 )
  28. cross and dragon ………. ( 6 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 6 )
  29. rpm0003 ………. ( 6 ) … ( 5 ) … ( 1 )
  30. WillyJWalsh ………. ( 6 ) … ( 3 ) … ( 3 )
  31. knibilnats ………. ( 5 ) … ( 1 ) … ( 4 )
  32. p4pnd ………. ( 5 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 5 )
  33. Sam5001 ………. ( 5 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 5 )
  34. yesilikethis ………. ( 5 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 5 )
  35. Beg For Mercy ………. ( 3 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 3 )
  36. DiegoCosta19 ………. ( 3 ) … ( 1 ) … ( 2 )
  37. EndoEnderson ………. ( 3 ) … ( 2 ) … ( 1 )
  38. Krieger69 ………. ( 3 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 3 )
  39. tmac1991fg ………. ( 3 ) … ( 3 ) … ( 0 )
  40. chicoandi ………. ( 3 ) … ( 3 ) … ( 0 )
  41. Dim Odds ………. ( 2 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 2 )
  42. DrHenrik ………. ( 2 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 2 )
  43. hghjmpr ………. ( 2 ) … ( 1 ) … ( 1 )
  44. kapital98 ………. ( 2 ) … ( 2 ) … ( 0 )
  45. BigSwoll ………. ( 2 ) … ( 2 ) … ( 0 )
  46. la2552 ………. ( 2 ) … ( 2 ) … ( 0 )
  47. dmdm ………. ( 1.5 ) … ( 1.5 ) … ( 0 )
  48. Oh Hi Mark ………. ( 1.5 ) … ( 1.5 ) … ( 0 )
  49. BackScreenLob ………. ( 1 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 1 )
  50. ItsAlwaysHawkTimeSomewhere ………. ( 1 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 1 )
  51. jrfranz ………. ( 1 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 1 )
  52. ZeNam-WK ………. ( 1 ) … ( 0 ) … ( 1 )
  53. Bingo762 ………. ( 1 ) … ( 1 ) … ( 0 )

POTY top 10 standings for 2014

  1. ekker3 — 49
  2. Skeletor1982 — 44
  3. DerGergis — 43
  4. Toocanoooo — 43
  5. Silkyjohnson001 — 42
  6. TheDemolitionDan — 40
  7. johnny_o — 39
  8. Radu — 35.5
  9. TdotO — 34.5
  10. DrHenrik — 33.5

POTY top 10 standings for 2013

  1. EndoEnderson — 46
  2. DrHenrik — 43
  3. motowneast — 41
  4. sercam — 36
  5. DerGergis — 36
  6. MmaJunki — 35
  7. knibilnats — 33
  8. sp0rtsfan86 — 32
  9. TheGunslinger27 — 31
  10. A.F. — 30.5

POTY top 10 standings for 2012

  1. Hoosier_ … 43
  2. Radu … 32
  3. TheDemolitionDan … 27
  4. BrianBrock … 23
  5. Skeletor1982 … 22
  6. Sweet science … 22
  7. ekker3 … 21
  8. sp0rtsfan86 … 20
  9. Brockman1 … 19
  10. ulises solis … 18

POTY top 10 standings for 2011

  1. ulises solis … 50
  2. BrianBrock … 39
  3. Oli Goldstein … 39
  4. Sweet science … 24
  5. bazzlad … 24
  6. Sam5001 … 21
  7. Matt Miller … 20
  8. Matt Mosley … 19
  9. DrHenrik … 18
  10. cyke … 17.2

Past Season Champions:

  • Season 23 – johnny_o… 229
  • Season 22 – DrHenrik… 233
  • Season 21 – Silkyjohnson001… 295.5
  • Season 20 – DerGergis… 207.5
  • Season 19 – EndoEnderson… 261.5
  • Season 18 – zulubravo… 230.5
  • Season 17 – ulises solis… 210.5
  • Season 16 – MmaJunki… 246.5
  • Season 15 – motowneast… 183.5
  • Season 14 – BoxAnne… 185.5
  • Season 13 – sp0rtsfan86… 240
  • Season 12 – Hoosier… 256
  • Season 11 – Hoosier… 251
  • Season 10 – TheDemolitionDan… 247.5
  • Season 9 – Oli Goldstein… 335.5
  • Season 8 – DrHenrik… 224
  • Season 7 – ulises solis… 196.5
  • Season 6 – ulises solis… 211
  • Season 5 – BrianBrock… 236.5
  • Season 4 – A.F…. 229

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