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GLORY 10 Los Angeles – Backstage Access

by FrontRowFights.com Staff on October 2, 2013

Get a look at what happened behind the scenes at the GLORY 10 Middleweight World Championship Tournament, from celebrity drop-ins to interviews with MMA stars.

 

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr escapes with controversial win

by FrontRowFights.com Staff on September 29, 2013

Source: badlefthook

Another weekend, another controversy. Par for the course for boxing fans and the sport itself, which will snicker and giggle into the shadows once again, confident that 90% of the diehard audience that tuned in will return for their next extravaganza, merely bitching and moaning, unable to actually right any of the sport’s absurd wrongs.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr won a controversial 10-round decision tonight over Bryan Vera on scores of 96-94, 97-93, and 98-92. BLH had it 97-93 for Vera. Most media members and knowledgable fans on Twitter had it 7-3 or 6-4 for Vera. A draw would not have been crazy. A 96-94 Chavez card isn’t preposterous, perhaps. But seeing seven or eight rounds of this fight for Chavez “is what it is,” as the boxing world loves to say.

“Come on, man,” Vera told Jim Lampley of HBO after the fight at ringside. Hey. It is what it is, Bryan. It is what it is.

Vera (23-7, 14 KO) outworked Chavez (47-1-1, 32 KO) over the entire fight, with the Mexican star given credit, it would seem, for occasionally landing what appeared to be “thunderous” shots. The fact that they only twice or maybe three times so much as wobbled Vera never seemed to make any difference in how people saw those shots, Lampley and broadcast partner Andre Ward in particular. “Hard left hook!” Was it? Well, it was supposed to be.

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GLORY 10 LOS ANGELES RESULTS

by FrontRowFights.com Staff on September 29, 2013

Main Card (Internet PPV)

Joe Schilling def. Artem Levin via unanimous decision in sudden victory round (10-8×3)
Robin van Roosmalen def. Shemsi Beqiri via unanimous decision (30-27×2) (29-28)
Davit Kiria def. Murthel Groenhart via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (29-28)
Wayne Barrett def. Robby Plotkin via technical knockout
Joe Schilling def Kengo Shimizu via unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Artem Levin def. Jason Wilnis via unanimous decision (30-27×3)

Preliminary Card

Karapet Karapetyan def. Aleksandr Stetcurenko via unanimous decision
Jahfarr Wilnis def. Brice Guidon by knockout
Niclas Larsen def. Andy Ristie via unanimous decision
Brian Collette def Randy Blake via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Ky Hollenbeck defeats Albert Kraus via unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Hinata Watanabe defeats Johann Fauveau via technical knockout

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield discuss the legendary ‘ear bite’

by FrontRowFights.com Staff on September 23, 2013

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfied discuss the legendary ‘ear bite’. The six-part show, Being: Mike Tyson, appears on FOX Sports 1 Tuesdays at 10:30 ET.

Andre Ward vs Edwin Rodriguez set for Nov. 16

by FrontRowFights.com Staff on September 20, 2013

HBO has confirmed that unbeaten WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) will defend against Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs) on November 16.

“I’m excited to get back in the ring on Nov. 16,” Ward said. “The opponent is Edwin Rodriguez. He’s a young, hungry, undefeated fighter who doesn’t believe he can lose, and it’s my job to change his mind. I think he and his team feel like they are going to catch me slipping coming off of surgery and the layoff.

“I try to live like a champion. I stay in the gym, eat well and don’t abuse my body, and this rest that I got was needed. I don’t feel like the layoff will hurt me. I feel like it will help me. It allowed me to rest mentally and physically, and I want to show the fans on Nov. 16 that I’m better than I was before I left.”

Ward will make a personal appearance at Sport Chalet in Pleasanton, California on September 26 from 6:30-8:30PM

Mayweather vs Canelo becomes highest-grossing pay-per-view ever

by FrontRowFights.com Staff on September 20, 2013

Source: washingtontimes

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez Showtime pay per view event on Saturday, September 14 now ranks as the highest-grossing pay-per-view ever. Showtime Networks reports Thursday the U.S. revenue is nearly $150 million from 2.2 million projected pay per view buys. This beats the $136 million made by the previous record holder, Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.

This figure is based on preliminary reports. The total figure is likely to climb. The question is whether the event will break the individual buys record, currently 2.48 million PPV buys set by the same Mayweather vs. De La Hoya fight.

The 2007 fight PPV price was $50. The recent fight price was as high as $75 in some markets, which is why it made more money without having to break the individual PPV buys record.

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Former Boxing Champion Ken Norton Sr. Dies

September 19, 2013

Source: espn LAS VEGAS — He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali’s jaw and sending him to the hospital in tueir 1973 heavyweight fight. Ken Norton frustrated Ali three times in all, including their final bout at Yankee Stadium where he was sure he had beaten him once again. Norton, who died [...]

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Mayweather vs. Canelo Highlights

September 15, 2013

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Team Penn vs. Team Edgar set for TUF 19

September 12, 2013

Dana cathes up with Chael and Kenny about next season’s TUF 19, with new coaches BJ Penn against Frankie Edgar and their fight at 145lbs. Plus, his thoughts on this Saturday’s mega fight between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez.

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Tommy Morrison Documentary

September 8, 2013

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