Cambio de rival: El campeón Latino de la OMB, Emmanuel Rodríguez se medirá al clasificado mundial número 10 de la AMB, Luis Hinojosa‏

Emmanuel 'Manny' Rodriguez

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Rodriguez

El clasificado número nueve por la Organización Mundial de Boxeo ( OMB ) y campeón Latino de dicho organismo en las 118 libras,, Emmanuel ‘Manny el Sensacional’ Rodríguez ( 10-0, 6 KO ) ya no se medirá al dominicano, Juan Guzmán ( 22-4, 12 KO ) para el sábado, 21 de febrero en el coliseo Francisco ‘Pancho’ Deida de Hatillo.

El nuevo oponente de Rodríguez lo será el nuevo campeón de la República Dominicana en las 118 libras y clasificado número 10 por la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo ( AMB ), Luis Hinojosa ( 26-8, 16 KO ), quien en su última pelea en el mes de noviembre, capturó dicho título cuando venció por nocaut técnico en el tercer asalto a Luis Rosa.

En su penúltimo encuentro en agosto, el dominicano tuvo la oportunidad de pelear por la correa interina mundial de la AMB en Venezuela, perdiendo en un emocionante encuentro, ante el venezolano, Yonfrez Parejo, quien ganó por nocaut técnico en el undécimo asalto.

Hinojosa comenzó su carrera con siete derrotas en ocho combates. Su séptima derrota fue ante el campeón mundial, Juan Carlos Payano. Desde su derrota con Payano en el 2010, la marca boxística de Hinojosa es de 25 victorias, una derrota y un ‘no contest’. Continue reading


David Price, trainer part ways


Photo: Trinity Mirror

David Price has announced he has parted company with long-time trainer Franny Smith.

Changes to Price’s team had been expected following back-to-back defeats to Tony Thompson this year, setting back the Liverpool heavyweight’s career. Continue reading

50 Cent Facing Five Charges in Alleged Spat With Ex


by David P. Greisman

You wouldn’t normally be reading about a rapper’s criminal case on this boxing website. But when that rapper is 50 Cent, who is also a boxing promoter…

…well, that’s when we bring you the news that Curtis Jackson is facing five criminal charges stemming from an argument he had on June 23 with an ex-girlfriend in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Arturo Gatti’s finest day: Hall of Fame induction


CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — The late Arturo ”Thunder” Gatti was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

On a day that included six deceased inductees, Gatti remained fresh on the mind of everybody, especially his longtime manager Pat Lynch.

Also inducted were: Virgil ”Quicksilver” Hill, a five-time world champion who won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics and defended his light heavyweight title 20 times over his two reigns; two-time light flyweight champion Yuh Myung-woo of South Korea; lightweight Wesley Ramey and middleweight Jeff Smith in the old-timer (posthumous) category; 19th century Irish boxer Joe Coburn in the pioneer category; referee Mills Lane, whose ”Let’s get it on” prefight chant endeared him to boxing fans; ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.; manager Arturo ”Cuyo” Hernandez; cartoonist Ted Carroll; and journalist Colin Hart.

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Huck beats Afolabi to retain WBO cruiser belt

BERLIN (AP) — German cruiserweight Marco Huck retained the WBO title, outpointing Britain’s Ola Afolabi on Saturday night.

The defending champion didn’t look overly troubled in the third bout between them, so there was some surprise at the Max-Schmeling-Halle when judge Lahcen Oumghar of the Netherlands scored it 114-114 for Afolabi. But Deon Dwarte of South Africa and John Madfis of the United States agreed Huck won, scoring it 115-113 and 117-111, respectively. Continue reading