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Around the Combat World

(Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.)  Michael Katsidis defeated Graham Earl [UD] Steve Moxon lost to Dennis Hogan [SD] Ruslan Chagaev defeated Fres Oquendo [MD] Jake Heun defeated Kendrick Miree [UD, World Series of Fighting 11] Luke...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Nothing Much, Really

Above is a pictorial representation of the week’s boxing schedule. With a few big fights now in the rear-view mirror and pay-per-view coming up next week between Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, the gods of boxing have chosen to take the week off. Sure, there are fights, and I’ll tell you what they are in a moment, but let’s just say you shouldn’t cancel your weekend plans...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Nothing Much, Really

Above is a pictorial representation of the week’s boxing schedule. With a few big fights now in the rear-view mirror and pay-per-view coming up next week between Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, the gods of boxing have chosen to take the week off. Sure, there are fights, and I’ll tell you what they are in a moment, but let’s just say you shouldn’t cancel your weekend plans...
Via The Queensbury Rules
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Darley Perez gets new opponent for Aug 10 after Michael Katsidis withdraws

Gary Shaw Productions and Thomson Boxing Promotions' Darley Perez (25-0, 19 KOs), who was slated to face Australia's, Michael Katsidis (28-6, 23 KOs), will now face, Bahodir Mamadjonov (11-0, 7 KOs), at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, Calif.   The 10-round main event in the lightweight division will air on ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" August 10,...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ricky Burns vs. Kevin Mitchell preview & prediction

Ricky Burns vs. Kevin Mitchell Fight Preview and Pick to Win WBO Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns defends against top challenger Kevin Mitchell to determine the identity of the best lightweight in the U.K. Burns is from Scotland, where the bout is being held, with Mitchell hailing from Essex, England and this fight should generate considerable national interest. Date: September...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Darley Perez vs. Michael Katsidis set for August 10 Friday Night Fights

On August 10, ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" returns to the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif., when Gary Shaw Productions in associations with Thompson Boxing Promotions, presents a lightweight main event attraction featuring Columbia's undefeated power puncher Darley Perez (25-0, 19 KOs) against Australia's rugged tough guy, Michael Katsidis...
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June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Katsidis loses to Mensah on FNF; Sturm defeats Zbik by TKO

There were several big cards last night for fight fans to enjoy, including ESPN's Friday Night Fights, headlined by the Michael Katsidis vs. Albert Mensah fight. Mensah upset the combeacking Katsidis and won a majority decision in their 10 round clash. In Germany, Felix Sturm defended his title against Sebastian Zbik. Take a look at the results round-up right here. Katsidis...
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April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Katsidis headlines on Friday Night Fights this week

Former interim Lightweight titlist Michael Katsidis “The Great” (28-5, 23 KOs) and Albert “Tornado” Mensah (19-3-1, 7 KOs) will meet in the 10-round Junior Welterweight main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra on April 13. Friday’s show will air at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN3 from Las Vegas. The card is presented by...
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April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

The Week's Boxing Schedule, Featuring Juan Manuel Marquez, Brandon Rios, Michael Katsidis And ...

Beard slap, mofo! There are a lot of guys with great beards (in the figurative sense) fighting this weekend, but no-one with great facial hair. But chin hairs aren't the main criterion upon which we judge our fights, so it's all good. This week's schedule is actually kind of packed. I'd make some kind of post-Easter resurrection comment, but I lack motivation/you...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Fight Night Club Season Finale Thursday Night

Former World Champions Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi & Michael Katsidis "The Great" Set To Attend Los Angeles' Biggest Club Show The latest outstanding talent to emerge from Oxnard, California, unbeaten junior middleweight Hugo Centeno Jr., will have LA's lights shining brightly on him this Thursday, December 1 when he headlines the 2011 season...
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December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Video Interviews: Ricky Burns & George Groves

This Saturday night in London, the two big winners for the evening were Ricky Burns, who defeated Michael Katsidis via a wide unanimous decision for the interim WBO 135 lbs title, and George Groves, who kept up his winning ways by defeating Paul Smith. Both fighters sat ringside after the bout for these video interviews. Have a watch to see what they thought about their performances...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Ricky Burns Fireproof Against Michael Katsidis; George Groves Short Circuits Paul Smith In ...

The nation’s streets were clogged with smoke -- neon fizzed and popped endlessly across the night sky -- so Ricky Burns and Michael Katsidis, perhaps feeling a little left out of proceedings, set fire to a patch of canvas inside Wembley Arena, London. Katsidis, the gnarled and primitive Greek-Australian, spluttered and sparked like a Catherine wheel throughout, while the unflappable...
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November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Burns defeats Katsidis for WBO lightweight belt

Ricky Burns earned his second world boxing title Saturday night, easily outpointing Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight belt at Wembley Arena.
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November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Burns bests Katsidis, Groves KO’s Smith

Former super featherweight titlist Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KOs) took one huge step forward in pursuit of a lightweight world title, registering a solid and hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Australia's Michael Katsidis (28-5, 23 KOs) Saturday to claim a WBO interim belt at 135 pounds at Webley Arena in London. True to form, the hard-charging Katsidis came forward the...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Burns outpoints Katisidis for WBO lightweight belt

Ricky Burns earned his second world boxing title when he easily outpointed Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight belt at Wembley Arena on Saturday. Burns relinquished the WBO super-featherweight title to make his division debut against the favored Katsidis, and produced a classy display which the judges rewarded with unanimous scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 117-112. ...
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November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Katsidis vs. Burns Weigh-in Video & Results

The Michael Katsidis vs. Ricky Burns interim WBO lightweight battle takes place on Saturday evening. The weigh-in took place today, and right here you can find the Katsidis-Burns weigh-in video and the full weights for the fighters. The video shows the weigh-in for Katsidis and Burns, as well as George Groves and Paul Smith, who will be squaring off in a super middleweight bout...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

British Beat: George Groves Tackles Paul Smith In A Wembley Shootout; Michael Katsidis And ...

(Paul Smith, left; George Groves, right)Since its inception in 1984, Britons have found the super middleweight division to be a bountiful and treasure-laden hunting ground. Alphabet title plunderers at 168 lbs. have included Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Robin Reid, Joe Calzaghe and most recently of all, Carl Froch. And the success of this bunch, pioneered by the inimitable Eubank in...
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November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

The Week's Boxing Schedule, Featuring James Kirkland vs. Alfredo Angulo, Glen Johnson vs. ...

This week is a good week to a be a fan of people punching each other in the face. There's more boxing on TV than any weekend in recent memory, and it's not going to stop. There's a good fight (or good fights) every weekend from now until the end of the year. This golden stretch kicks off with a bang, featuring no a whole heap of top rated fighters, and even...
Via The Queensbury Rules
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Katsidis vs. Burns Presser Video & Interviews with Both

On Saturday, November 5th, Michael Katsidis and Ricky Burns will square off in London for the interim WBO lightweight title. Katsidis vs. Burns is a very intriguing clash between fighters of completely different styles. Katisids, of course, is a pressure, all-action warrior, with big power and 23 KOs in 28 wins. Burns meanwhile has only 9 knockouts in 32 career victories and will...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss

London’s Burning: Katsidis-Burns & Groves-Smith Video Promo & Previews

Big Fight Preview - Katsidis-Burns, Groves-Smith, Boulden-Saunders I’m sure promoter Frank Warren must have been chanting ‘Remember, Remember  the Fifth of November’ as he was planning his upcoming triple Championship headed ‘Gladiators’ show, which will take place at Wembley Arena on Guy Fawkes Night and shown live on BoxNation (Sky platform 456). The pugilistic...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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