MMA VETERAN SHONIE CARTER SLAMS RONDA ROUSEY’S BOXING COACH: “YOU SIR SUCK AS A STRIKING COACH…YOU RUINED THEM”

After Holly Holm brutally knocked out Ronda Rousey back in November 2015, many, including her own mother, were critical of her decision to remain with long-time boxing/striking coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. That criticism has now increased tenfold after …… continue reading

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[VIDEO] ANDRE BERTO BREAKS DOWN CANELO VS. CHAVEZ JR.; EXPLAINS WHY MEXICAN FANS WILL ROCK WITH CANELO

“Is Chavez going to be able to make that…it’ll be a great fight…Canelo is in a little bit of a different league right now…he’s a young animal and he has Mexico with him…I don’t know if Mexican fans are going to be rocking with …… continue reading

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[VIDEO] AMIR KHAN REACTS TO RONDA ROUSEY’S KO LOSS TO NUNES; HOPES SHE DOESN’T RETIRE AND GO OUT LIKE THAT

“It’s a shame…she’s a great fighter…had a great career…it’s just sad to finish like that…it was a tough fight for her,” stated former world champion Amir Khan, who shared his thoughts on Ronda Rousey’s knockout loss to UFC …… continue reading

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[VIDEO] ANDRE BERTO GIVES EPIC TAKE ON RONDA ROUSEY’S KO LOSS TO AMANDA NUNES; BREAKS DOWN MENTAL “NIGHTMARE”

“Listen to what I’m saying…I had a feeling…I’ve been in that same situation…a fighter that’s been so mentally strong for so long, and so confident for so long in her skills…when that gets broken…it’s hard to come back …… continue reading

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[VIDEO] AMIR KHAN CLOWNS WITH ANDRE BERTO ABOUT KNOCKING OUT KELL BROOK; VOWS TO PUT HIM IN HIS PLACE

“He needs to be put in his place…he talks a lot…he’s getting knocked out…I’m surprised you know him…I see him once or twice…I don’t know him like that…I know some crazy shit about him,” stated former world champions Amir Khan …… continue reading

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WBA New Year’s Message

By Togorashi

By Gilberto Jesus Mendoza
WBA President

The oldest organization in the leadership of the boxing world had its most important change, the President with more time in office, a leader who left a priceless legacy gave us decentralization, modernization, justice and respect toward the boxers in each one of his decisions. Without doubt, it would be unfair to fail to mention his social sensitivity and his tireless work toward this end via the global “KO to Drugs” campaign starting in 1989.

However, the entire process, though emotional and controversial, will have a contribution for the benefit of the organization. In particular for a team where the cohesion, loyalty, empathy and their willingness to face the challenges manages to bring all the virtues of each individual that forms part of the great family of the WBA.

In boxing terms. 2016 wasn’t much different from the others. An Olympic year, which sometimes is reflected in the activity, but this time there was a peculiar added characteristic: a lowered barrier to entry allowing the participation of professional boxers. Of course, there were no shortage of extreme medical opinions, media opinions, and the temptation of great champions and also a revolt of colleagues in other international organizations.

The WBA maintained the position to mediate, listen and seek a joint effort for the sake of the boxing world. I faithfully believe that in a niche sport so anarchic as boxing, a union is essential. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the openness of dialogue of the President of the AIBA, the always friendly Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.

The heavyweight division was a reflection of an aspect that brought consciousness to the anti-doping politics of the game. It’s increasingly clear, the intense desire to win leads some athletes to consume prohibited substances to reach a competitive advantage at the time of combat. In spite of the existence of increasingly greater controls around the world, it’s necessary to implement preventive education for the boxer from his base.

Conflict of interests often spoil the basic function of the WBA. The abuse of local jurisdictions in internal issues without compromising the recognition of the rights of everyone falls on people who don’t have our same passion. Many times the regular justice system dictates unpopular measures that affect the prestige of the activity. Our legal framework is comprehensive, just and contains the resources to defend the positions of each member of our organization.

Regional activity, especially in Europe, highlighted by not only the number of titles fought for on the Continent, also showed the importance of the progressive development of the regions, since it managed to fulfill one more goal: to generate alternative markets, specific case the United Kingdom, which thanks to the alliance with the promotional company Matchroom, demonstrated that WBA boxing vibrates in the blood of the fans of this country.

On that same subject, but in the Asian region, although one of our subsidiaries opted for voluntary disenrollment, WBA OCEANIA and WBA CHINA continued to carry WBA boxing all over the world. In the coming months we’ll be announcing a new regional entity to govern this vital continent.

The policy towards a single champion remains firm and present, to the point that at the time of my words the rankings show 8 of 17 weight categories with a single champion. The road is not easy, once more, commercial interests always have an effect. So not in an instant, but in the long term, fans will have a reduction in WBA championships.

As for world title fights, all our champions stood out, in so many fights they left sweat, courage, and blood, but in order of quality and competitiveness: double WBA champion Andre Ward, undisputed Gennady Golovkin, skillful Keith Thurman, triple champion Jorge Linares, new star Jezreel Corrales, the iron will of Carl Frampton, without leaving out small samurai Kazuto Ioka.

A policy to emphasize in our organization is the incorporation of women leaders in our Directory: Shivana Inalsingh, Mariana Borissova and former world champion from Peru Kina Malpartida are valued and motivational examples.

So I would like to emphasize the value of women in the WBA, especially our great welterweight champion Cecilia Braehkus, who with her fists opened the doors for boxing in Norway, a country that banned the sport. On the other hand, we got an important Guinness record at the Battle of Champions held in Venezuela, thanks to the support of Jupiter Boxing, as the first card with the highest number of female world title fights, including an all female technical staff, and the participation of our beloved: Yesica “Tuti” Bopp, Hanna Gabriel, Ogleidis Suarez, now all mothers, and added to them was Mayerlin Rivas, who all sealed their name and the WBA in the records of history.

For many friends, brothers and comrades, it was an end to this earthly stage. I can’t mention them all, but all are in my heart. It was a year starting not only with my father, but also the leader of peace, example of dignity and a universal boxing icon Muhammad Ali. Add to the list, Carlos “Morocho” Hernandez, the “Hawk” Aaron Pryor, a great friend WBC treasurer Juan Sanchez, and the loyal WBO rankings chairman Luis Perez, among the many who contributed to our sport.

In general, it was another chapter in history, highlighted by good boxing, and the passion of the leaders and great fighters. However, my message in this period in which we are all filled with the most beautiful energy in the world, love, is to call everyone to unite to make our sport a way to make it better for people every day by providing social opportunities the world sometimes seems to deny.

With deep appreciation, fondness and satisfaction for those who are a part of my life, I wish a happy year 2017 to you and your loved ones.

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Jezreel Corrales defeats Takashi Uchiyama by split decision in rematch

By Patrick L. Stumberg

Ryoichi Taguci and Kazuto Ioka also retained their titles, while Yukinori Oguni and Kosei Tanaka earned new ones.

Panama’s Jezreel Corrales didn’t get the finish this time, but he’ll be leaving Japan the same way he did in April: as a champion. In the main attraction of a stacked night of fights, “El Invisible” again defeated former super lightweight king Takashi Uchiyama, surviving a late knockdown to take a split decision.

Uchiyama (24-2-1, 20 KO) reportedly struggled with Corrales’s (21-1, 8 KO) speed and movement in the early going, only managing to adjust once it was too late to matter. He did manage to score a knockdown in the fifth, but multiple outlets describe it as a light one.

The torch seems to have thoroughly passed from the 37-year-old Uchiyama to the 26-year-old Corrales. As the WBA “Super” Super Featherweight Champion, Corrales ought to be facing regular champ Jason Sosa sometime next year.

Also in Tokyo, WBA Light Flyweight Champion Ryoichi Taguchi made his fifth defense of his title with a draw against Colombian puncher Carlos Canizales. Japan Times reports that many expressed surprise at the result, as Taguchi (25-2-2, 11 KO) reportedly controlled Canizales (16-0-1, 13 KO) with constant aggression.

Over in Kyoto, Yukinori Oguni upset IBF Super Bantamweight Champion Jonathan Guzman, putting the then-unbeaten knockout artist down three times with body shots on his way to a unanimous decision. You can currently find the whole fight here.

Guzman (22-1, 22 KO) knocked out Shingo Wake for the vacant title in July and looked terrific in doing so, but Oguni’s (19-1-1, 7 KO) persistent body onslaught carried him to victory.

The co-feature saw Kazuto Ioka get off the canvas to stop Thai prodigy Stamp Kiatniwat in seven to retain his WBA flyweight title. The win marked Ioka’s fourth defense of his title and seventh win overall since losing to Amnat Ruenrong in 2014.

Kiatniwat (15-1, 6 KO), whom our own Radu broke down in April, scored a knockdown in the second, but Ioka (21-1, 13 KO) controlled the rest of the fight. Radu deserves props for his analysis: he correctly pointed out Kiainiwat’s reluctance to hold when hurt. After a crippling body shot melted him in the seventh, Kiatniwat basically stood there while Ioka turned his guts to mush for the eventual finish.

You can watch the climactic seventh-round here.

With Juan Francisco Estrada, Johnriel Casimero, Roman Gonzalez, and others having made the trek to 115, Ioka is arguably the best flyweight on the planet at age 27. A fight between him and Donnie Nietes would be delightful.

Finally, in Gifu, fellow Radu subject Kosei Tanaka earned a second world title in a second weight class by battering Moises Fuentes into submission for the WBO light flyweight title. Tanaka (8-0, 5 KO), age 21, had won every prior round when the referee stepped in to save Fuentes (24-3-1, 13 KO) in the fifth.

Here’s the whole fight.

Looks like you’ve got plenty to keep you occupied while you drink and wait for 2016 to die. Happy New Year.

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