Roger Mayweather Found Safe

Happy to report that boxing trainer Roger Mayweather, the former world champion and uncle of Floyd Mayweather has been found. KTNV in Las Vegas reported that Roger “was found safe on Flamingo Road around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.” The Las Vegas Police Department has issued a “Missing Endangered Adult” report after Roger went missing on Saturday.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Missing Persons Detail is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Roger Mayweather. Roger was last seen in the area of Spring Mountain and Valley View at approximately 3:00 p.m on July 30, 2016.. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue sweatpants and white tennis shoes. Roger might be suffering for several known medical issues and is without his medication. All area hospitals are to check their registries and to notify LVM PD if located. It should be noted that “HPPA’ permits disclosure to law enforcement upon request and is authorized pursuant 45 C.F.R., section 164.512. Anyone with any information on the known whereabouts of Roger Mayweather is strongly urged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Missing Persons Detail immediately.

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Roger Mayweather Found Safe

Happy to report that boxing trainer Roger Mayweather, the former world champion and uncle of Floyd Mayweather has been found. KTNV in Las Vegas reported that Roger “was found safe on Flamingo Road around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.” The Las Vegas Police Department has issued a “Missing Endangered Adult” report after Roger went missing on Saturday.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Missing Persons Detail is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Roger Mayweather. Roger was last seen in the area of Spring Mountain and Valley View at approximately 3:00 p.m on July 30, 2016.. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue sweatpants and white tennis shoes. Roger might be suffering for several known medical issues and is without his medication. All area hospitals are to check their registries and to notify LVM PD if located. It should be noted that “HPPA’ permits disclosure to law enforcement upon request and is authorized pursuant 45 C.F.R., section 164.512. Anyone with any information on the known whereabouts of Roger Mayweather is strongly urged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Missing Persons Detail immediately.

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VIDEO: Urijah Faber Talks PEDs, Brock Lesnar, and Chad Mendes

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Following his unsuccessful bantamweight title bid at UFC 199 in June, 37-year-old Urijah Faber reflects on the future of his career and also shares his thoughts on teammate Chad Mendes’ recent two-year suspension.

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RFA 41 Results and Highlights: Travis Giles Sinks the Choke to Remain Undefeated

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On AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 41, Trevin Giles choked out Joshua Clark in the second round of the main event to remain undefeated.

RFA 41 Results

  • Trevin Giles (7-0) caught Joshua Clark (9-3) in a rear-naked choke at 1:10 in round two.
  • Jamall Emmers (10-3) defeated Rivaldo Junior (15-6) by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Alex Hernandez (7-1) landed a first round submission (rear-naked choke) against Chris Pecero (14-7) at 1:21.
  • Chris Lopez (7-1) scored a TKO (punches) to defeat Fabio Trindade (5-4) at 4:41 in round three.
  • Gleidson Moraes (5-2) submitted Hugo Prada (7-2) with an arm triangle at 3:52 in the third round.
  • C.J. Vergara (4-1) outlasted Jose Soto (4-2) to win by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).

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Frampton, Santa Cruz post-fight press conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

Carl Frampton: “I don’t know what to say, I don’t think it has sunk in yet. I wanted to win. It was the toughest fight of my career. I think I hurt him in the second round, once I hit him hard he backed off. I don’t think there is a rematch clause but I don’t know. I would love to take him to Belfast…there is Lee Selby and Gary Russell here too.”

Leo Santa Cruz: “It was a great fight, it was a tough fight, it could have gone either way. I don’t take nothing from Frampton, we just want the rematch…I want a rematch in LA or in Belfast. All I am thinking of is the rematch against Carl Frampton. Hopefully we get it.”

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Promoter Lou DiBella: “These guys fought a war at a tremendous level. Two great fighters fought and we saw a great fight. I thought it was a close fight. The 117-111 card does not represent what the fight was like, there were some close rounds, if anything Santa Cruz caught up at the end…if you are a boxing fan and didn’t like that, something is wrong with you.”

Mikey Garcia: “I’m happy with my performance. I showed everyone I’m back and I’m ready to go after the champions. It felt really good getting back to do what I love most. Two-and-a-half-years of litigation and politics kept me from that. It felt good to show everybody what I can do. I would like to win a title at 135. One name that comes to mind is WBO champ Terry Flanagan, I would love to add the WBO 135 to my collection. I want to make my stand at 135. I really don’t want to skip the division. I think I can compete at 135 or 140. I am willing to fight anybody.”

Paul Malignaggi: “I really didn’t anticipate anything overall. I felt it was a good fight for me. I have had better nights, not sure how I will progress. I do have some thinking to do on what I do. I have to go home and think of a lot of stuff. When the time comes to walk away you don’t accept it. It’s something I am wrestling with.”

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Frampton, Santa Cruz post-fight press conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

Carl Frampton: “I don’t know what to say, I don’t think it has sunk in yet. I wanted to win. It was the toughest fight of my career. I think I hurt him in the second round, once I hit him hard he backed off. I don’t think there is a rematch clause but I don’t know. I would love to take him to Belfast…there is Lee Selby and Gary Russell here too.”

Leo Santa Cruz: “It was a great fight, it was a tough fight, it could have gone either way. I don’t take nothing from Frampton, we just want the rematch…I want a rematch in LA or in Belfast. All I am thinking of is the rematch against Carl Frampton. Hopefully we get it.”

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Promoter Lou DiBella: “These guys fought a war at a tremendous level. Two great fighters fought and we saw a great fight. I thought it was a close fight. The 117-111 card does not represent what the fight was like, there were some close rounds, if anything Santa Cruz caught up at the end…if you are a boxing fan and didn’t like that, something is wrong with you.”

Mikey Garcia: “I’m happy with my performance. I showed everyone I’m back and I’m ready to go after the champions. It felt really good getting back to do what I love most. Two-and-a-half-years of litigation and politics kept me from that. It felt good to show everybody what I can do. I would like to win a title at 135. One name that comes to mind is WBO champ Terry Flanagan, I would love to add the WBO 135 to my collection. I want to make my stand at 135. I really don’t want to skip the division. I think I can compete at 135 or 140. I am willing to fight anybody.”

Paul Malignaggi: “I really didn’t anticipate anything overall. I felt it was a good fight for me. I have had better nights, not sure how I will progress. I do have some thinking to do on what I do. I have to go home and think of a lot of stuff. When the time comes to walk away you don’t accept it. It’s something I am wrestling with.”

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Frampton-Santa Cruz delivered on promises

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

When it was announced earlier this year, boxing fans knew that a Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton bout had action potential. How much potential, however, particularly in light of Frampton’s dominant but dull win over Scott Quigg in February was unknown. On Saturday night, in front of 9,062 fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, that untapped possibility turned into reality when the two unbeaten featherweights combined to put on one of the best fights of the year.

Ultimately it was Frampton, the product of Belfast, Northern Ireland who walked away with the win, obtained by a majority decision with scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114. It was a hard-earned, well fought and decently scored fight, even if it should’ve been closer by a round or two. In addition to winning Santa Cruz’s WBA title, Frampton also put himself into the conversation for Fighter of the Year.

And a fighter he was against Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz started slower than expected but Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) fought well by picking his openings carefully. By the second, the two fighters began exchanging combinations as the crowd grew excited. Frampton rocked Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) into the ropes in the last minute of the round but the Californian charged back with combinations. After a loud rendition of “Sweet Caroline” in between rounds from the fans, Frampton got back to work in the third. He connected with hard rights but his opponent charged back and counterpunched well, prompting Frampton to backtrack. Santa Cruz found a nice home for his overhand right in the fourth, a shot repeatedly landed flush to Frampton’s face.

But in the fifth Frampton turned the tables and began connecting with his own right. It was the sixth round, however, which saw both boxers engage in one of the best exchanges of punches all year. Both men took turns connecting with rights and punches on the inside. It was as fierce as it was exciting.

The pace slowed from there but only marginally so as Frampton worked on maintaining his lead in the fight. He landed a wide jab-right combination in the eighth and the crowd began singing again in the tenth as Frampton came forward with wide rights to the body and head. He fought dramatically, if not intelligently, in the final two rounds and he ate a lot of big rights from Santa Cruz in response.

The final punch statistics reflected the drama of the fight. Santa Cruz threw 1001 and landed 255 for a 25% connect rate while Frampton landed 242 of 668. Frampton connected with almost half of his power shots (44.5%) as he landed 206 of 463.

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Former champion Mikey Garcia made his return to the ring an exciting and victorious one, knocking down Elio Rojas four times before the fight was called off in the fifth round. Garcia (35-0, 29 KO’s) hadn’t fought since January 2014 (also in New York) but he looked like he never left. Fighting in front of a raucous and supportive crowd Garcia dropped Rojas twice in the third, the second time via a big right hand that deposited Rojas forward onto the canvas. Every time he was knocked down, however, Rojas came back with a vengeance. Rojas (24-3, 14 KO’s) tried to fight back and he even connected well with some wide, right counterpunches.

Garcia, however, considered pound-for-pound level material before his hiatus, wouldn’t be denied. After a relatively tame fourth round he knocked Rojas down again in the fifth. And then he knocked him down again. That last knockdown prompted referee Eddie Claudio to give Rojas a hard look and he correctly assessed that the Dominican had seen enough. He called the fight off at the 2:02 mark with Rojas standing but beaten nonetheless.

Rojas actually won the first two rounds of the fights on all three judges’ scorecards. But the numbers that really mattered were the punches that landed and in that category Garcia dominated: he landed 50-percent of his power shots (or 38 of 76).

* * *

Tony Harrison knocked out Sergey Rabchenko in the ninth round in a junior middleweight fight. Harrison (24-1, 20 KO’s), a product of the late Emanuel Steward and Detroit’s Kronk Gym, hurt Rabchenko with a right to the temple and dropped him shortly afterwards when he connected with a flush right down the middle of his opponent’s guard. Rabchenko (27-2, 20 KO’s) went down and didn’t really attempt to rise. Finally, at “nine,” he got up to fight but referee Arthur Mercante Jr. correctly read his body language and decided to end the fight with Rabchenko still standing. Rabchenko didn’t protest the decision.

Time of the stoppage was 1:18 of the ninth.

Despite the emphatic ending, the previous nine rounds of boxing left much to be desired. The fans in attendance often erupted in jeers due to the lack of contact. That was mostly due to Harrison, who took his time and seemed content to box from the outside. Rabchenko, trained by former champion Ricky Hatton, tried to make a fight of it but he was outclassed and outboxed. In fact, the fight was so slow and uninspiring that referee Mercante often stayed in the corner and didn’t move; there was that little action to regulate.

* * *

In a fight between two Brooklyn-based welterweights, former two-division title-holder Paulie Malignaggi defeated Gabriel Bracero via a unanimous ten-round decision. Malignaggi (36-7, 7 KO’s) easily won the last “Battle for Brooklyn” in 2013 when he beat up former champion Zab Judah. He won easily on Saturday night, too, defeating Bracero on scores of 98-92 (twice) and 96-94. He looked good (not great) but that was all he needed against his opponent.

Bracero (24-3, 5 KO’s) was coming off a brutal first round knockout win last year against Danny O’Connor. The fight was an anomaly, however, as Bracero’s infantile knockout percentage can attest. Against Malignaggi, Bracero wound up spending most of the fight imitating the puncher he wasn’t, often looking for the single knockout punch while Malignaggi boxed circles around him. A right briefly stopped Malignaggi’s movement in the first but he was able to shake it off and got back to circling and boxing. Bracero attempted to further connect with his right in the third but Malignaggi proved to be too elusive. Malignaggi did well in the fourth by punching and moving before Bracero could counterpunch.

Bracero tried to corner Malignaggi along the ropes in the seventh but Malignaggi continued to box and circle and Bracero was quickly discouraged from any further attempts. By the time the final bell rang it was clear that Malignaggi had done enough to win the fight; Bracero looked thoroughly confused and beaten. It was the third consecutive win for the Showtime commentator since his bruising loss last August against Danny Garcia.

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Philadelphia lightweight Tevin Farmer (21-4-1, 5 KOs) surprised Los Angeles-based Ukrainian brawler Ivan Redkach (19-1-1, 15 KOs), scoring a one-sided ten round unanimous decision. Farmer put on a boxing clinic to win 99-89, 98-90, and 98-90. Farmer came out slick sticking the jab circling the ring as Redkach stalked keeping his distance. Working behind the jab, Redkach pressed Farmer in round two as he dodged Redkach’s heavy wild punches. Redkach urged Farmer to stand and trade, but the Philly slickster wasn’t biting. Past the halfway point Farmer looked relaxed letting his hands loose as Redkach appeared frustrated but continued to press. A low blow by Farmer in round eight forced referee Arthur Mercante Jr to take a point. Redkach was docked a point in round nine for headbutting. (Miguel Maravilla)

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Frampton-Santa Cruz delivered on promises

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

When it was announced earlier this year, boxing fans knew that a Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton bout had action potential. How much potential, however, particularly in light of Frampton’s dominant but dull win over Scott Quigg in February was unknown. On Saturday night, in front of 9,062 fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, that untapped possibility turned into reality when the two unbeaten featherweights combined to put on one of the best fights of the year.

Ultimately it was Frampton, the product of Belfast, Northern Ireland who walked away with the win, obtained by a majority decision with scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114. It was a hard-earned, well fought and decently scored fight, even if it should’ve been closer by a round or two. In addition to winning Santa Cruz’s WBA title, Frampton also put himself into the conversation for Fighter of the Year.

And a fighter he was against Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz started slower than expected but Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) fought well by picking his openings carefully. By the second, the two fighters began exchanging combinations as the crowd grew excited. Frampton rocked Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) into the ropes in the last minute of the round but the Californian charged back with combinations. After a loud rendition of “Sweet Caroline” in between rounds from the fans, Frampton got back to work in the third. He connected with hard rights but his opponent charged back and counterpunched well, prompting Frampton to backtrack. Santa Cruz found a nice home for his overhand right in the fourth, a shot repeatedly landed flush to Frampton’s face.

But in the fifth Frampton turned the tables and began connecting with his own right. It was the sixth round, however, which saw both boxers engage in one of the best exchanges of punches all year. Both men took turns connecting with rights and punches on the inside. It was as fierce as it was exciting.

The pace slowed from there but only marginally so as Frampton worked on maintaining his lead in the fight. He landed a wide jab-right combination in the eighth and the crowd began singing again in the tenth as Frampton came forward with wide rights to the body and head. He fought dramatically, if not intelligently, in the final two rounds and he ate a lot of big rights from Santa Cruz in response.

The final punch statistics reflected the drama of the fight. Santa Cruz threw 1001 and landed 255 for a 25% connect rate while Frampton landed 242 of 668. Frampton connected with almost half of his power shots (44.5%) as he landed 206 of 463.

* * *

Former champion Mikey Garcia made his return to the ring an exciting and victorious one, knocking down Elio Rojas four times before the fight was called off in the fifth round. Garcia (35-0, 29 KO’s) hadn’t fought since January 2014 (also in New York) but he looked like he never left. Fighting in front of a raucous and supportive crowd Garcia dropped Rojas twice in the third, the second time via a big right hand that deposited Rojas forward onto the canvas. Every time he was knocked down, however, Rojas came back with a vengeance. Rojas (24-3, 14 KO’s) tried to fight back and he even connected well with some wide, right counterpunches.

Garcia, however, considered pound-for-pound level material before his hiatus, wouldn’t be denied. After a relatively tame fourth round he knocked Rojas down again in the fifth. And then he knocked him down again. That last knockdown prompted referee Eddie Claudio to give Rojas a hard look and he correctly assessed that the Dominican had seen enough. He called the fight off at the 2:02 mark with Rojas standing but beaten nonetheless.

Rojas actually won the first two rounds of the fights on all three judges’ scorecards. But the numbers that really mattered were the punches that landed and in that category Garcia dominated: he landed 50-percent of his power shots (or 38 of 76).

* * *

Tony Harrison knocked out Sergey Rabchenko in the ninth round in a junior middleweight fight. Harrison (24-1, 20 KO’s), a product of the late Emanuel Steward and Detroit’s Kronk Gym, hurt Rabchenko with a right to the temple and dropped him shortly afterwards when he connected with a flush right down the middle of his opponent’s guard. Rabchenko (27-2, 20 KO’s) went down and didn’t really attempt to rise. Finally, at “nine,” he got up to fight but referee Arthur Mercante Jr. correctly read his body language and decided to end the fight with Rabchenko still standing. Rabchenko didn’t protest the decision.

Time of the stoppage was 1:18 of the ninth.

Despite the emphatic ending, the previous nine rounds of boxing left much to be desired. The fans in attendance often erupted in jeers due to the lack of contact. That was mostly due to Harrison, who took his time and seemed content to box from the outside. Rabchenko, trained by former champion Ricky Hatton, tried to make a fight of it but he was outclassed and outboxed. In fact, the fight was so slow and uninspiring that referee Mercante often stayed in the corner and didn’t move; there was that little action to regulate.

* * *

In a fight between two Brooklyn-based welterweights, former two-division title-holder Paulie Malignaggi defeated Gabriel Bracero via a unanimous ten-round decision. Malignaggi (36-7, 7 KO’s) easily won the last “Battle for Brooklyn” in 2013 when he beat up former champion Zab Judah. He won easily on Saturday night, too, defeating Bracero on scores of 98-92 (twice) and 96-94. He looked good (not great) but that was all he needed against his opponent.

Bracero (24-3, 5 KO’s) was coming off a brutal first round knockout win last year against Danny O’Connor. The fight was an anomaly, however, as Bracero’s infantile knockout percentage can attest. Against Malignaggi, Bracero wound up spending most of the fight imitating the puncher he wasn’t, often looking for the single knockout punch while Malignaggi boxed circles around him. A right briefly stopped Malignaggi’s movement in the first but he was able to shake it off and got back to circling and boxing. Bracero attempted to further connect with his right in the third but Malignaggi proved to be too elusive. Malignaggi did well in the fourth by punching and moving before Bracero could counterpunch.

Bracero tried to corner Malignaggi along the ropes in the seventh but Malignaggi continued to box and circle and Bracero was quickly discouraged from any further attempts. By the time the final bell rang it was clear that Malignaggi had done enough to win the fight; Bracero looked thoroughly confused and beaten. It was the third consecutive win for the Showtime commentator since his bruising loss last August against Danny Garcia.

* * *

Philadelphia lightweight Tevin Farmer (21-4-1, 5 KOs) surprised Los Angeles-based Ukrainian brawler Ivan Redkach (19-1-1, 15 KOs), scoring a one-sided ten round unanimous decision. Farmer put on a boxing clinic to win 99-89, 98-90, and 98-90. Farmer came out slick sticking the jab circling the ring as Redkach stalked keeping his distance. Working behind the jab, Redkach pressed Farmer in round two as he dodged Redkach’s heavy wild punches. Redkach urged Farmer to stand and trade, but the Philly slickster wasn’t biting. Past the halfway point Farmer looked relaxed letting his hands loose as Redkach appeared frustrated but continued to press. A low blow by Farmer in round eight forced referee Arthur Mercante Jr to take a point. Redkach was docked a point in round nine for headbutting. (Miguel Maravilla)

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Ogedengbe still unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Warren Suen

Unbeaten English-born and Australian-based cruiserweight Paul Ogedengbe (6-0, 5 KOs) outscored Isileli Fa (2-5) in the main event at North Sydney Leagues Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. The powerfully built, 6’3 Ogedengbe controlled the contest as he had the 5’9 Fa on the back move and on the defensive as he connected with accurate combinations. Fa caught the aggressive Ogendengbe with right hands and left hooks to the head in round five that had the Englishman on unsteady legs at the bell. Scores were 49-45, 48-47, 48-48.

Fa was coming off a win over the highly regarded James Langton in April and had also taken 2012 London Olympian Jai Opetaia the distance. Ogedengbe is now trained by Rodney Williams who also trains former WBA title challenger Lucas Browne and British great Nigel Benn.

Also Irish-born and Australian-based middleweight Joe Rea (11-29-5, 4 KOs) edged Chinese-born and Australian-based Yong Zhang (5-5-1, 1 KO) over four rounds. Rea suffered a cut eye in round one due to a head clash that was ruled OK to continue by ringside doctor Alan Saunders. Scores were 39-37, 37-39, 39-37.

Rea has boxed world rated Martin Murray, Dominic Britsch, Eamon O’Kane and Patrick Nielsen. Zhang is trained by two-time world title challenger Arnel Barotillio who also battled the great Manny Pacquiao in 2000. Cruiserweight Simon Maait clearly outscored Luke Rodgers over four rounds. Maait is a national Muay Thai champion who outworked the rangy southpaw Rodgers to win by scores of 40-36, 39-37, 40-36.

In other action, lightweights Cameron Glass and Michael Whitehead boxed a draw over four action rounds. Scores 38-38, 38-38, 37-39.

Promoter: Astrid Van Der Sluys

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