Weights from Las Vegas

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Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions

Hanzel Martinez 122 vs Erik Ruiz 121
(Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Championship)

Tony Lopez Jr. 118 vs Stephon Young 117
(Vacant WBA-NABA Bantamweight Championship)

John Vera 154 vs Milorad Zizic 153.5
Randy Moreno 134 vs Fabian Alaniz 134.5
Jeremy Nichols 147.5 vs Marquis Hawthorn 146
Max Ornelas 118 vs Mulapi Enjani 116.5
Sal Lopez 131 vs Kenneth Taylor 129

Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions
Venue: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
TV: CBSSN

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Salido-Miura set for Dec 17 in LA

Super featherweights Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 KOs) and Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs) will collide for the WBC interim super featherweight title on December 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The fight will be televised on HBO, which is shaping up to have a big November/December after a largely down year.

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Jose Ramirez to face Gabriel Bracero on Dec 2

Unbeaten 2012 Olympian super lightweight Jose Ramirez will take on Gabriel Bracero (24-3, 5 KOs) in the ten round main event on December 2 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Former world lightweight title challenger Ray Beltran (31-7-1, 19 KOs) will face TBA in the ten round co-feature.

Also seeing action will be local favorites, including unbeaten super welterweight Danny Valdivia (12-0, 9 KOs), unbeaten middleweight Quilisto Madera (4-0, 2 KOs), unbeaten lightweight Eric Altamirano (8-0, 6 KOs) and unbeaten super lightweight Saul Lomas (9-0, 6 KOs). Opponents will be named.

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Juanma vs. Vazquez Jr. moved to Oct 29

Matias Entertainment and Black Tiger Promotions have announced the big pay-per-view clash between Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez Jr. at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been pushed back from October 8 to October 29. The reason given is the big blackout that hit Puerto Rico last week forced a reshuffling of the events at the arena.

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Frankie Edgar: Fighting in Madison Square Garden is a Life-Long Dream (video)

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Former UFC lightweight champion and New Jersey native Frankie Edgar explains how much fighting in Madison Square Garden at UFC 205 means to him. Edgar takes on one of the hardest hitters in the 145-pound division, Jeremy Stephens, on the main card of the November 12 event.

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WBA, WBO awaiting specifics on Tyson Fury’s undisclosed medical condition

By Karl Freitag

World boxing sanctioning bodies are still awaiting specifics on the undisclosed medical condition that forced WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to pull out of his October 29 rematch with former champion Wladimir Klitschko.

WBA President Gilberto J. Mendoza stated, “We have already made two requests to Tyson Fury’s team to get the medical report so we could know his medical status in full detail. And regarding what actions we might take — everything will depend on the reports. He could be named a ‘champion in recess,’ the championship could become vacant, but we won’t know until we have the medical report.”

The WBO World Championship Committee has given Team Fury ten days to supply Fury’s physician’s complete psychological/mental evaluation and diagnosis of his condition, Fury’s prognosis for recovery and his expected return to competition, plus a physician’s opinion of whether it is likely Fury will be able to return to competitive condition within 180 days. If the requested information isn’t received, “the Committee will proceed with the necessary appropriate action without the benefit of an appeal.”

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Perez-Petrov make weight for WBA eliminator

Michael Perez 135 vs. Petr Petrov 134
(WBA lightweight eliminator)

Genaro Gamez 134.4 vs. Vernon Alston 131.2
Alexis Rocha 147.8 vs. Colbert Lozoya 147.6
Luis Coria 128 vs. Noe Munoz 129
Javier Padilla 120 vs. Richard Morales 115
Jonathan Navarro 141.4 vs. Farkhad Sharipov 140
Bastie Samir 167 vs. Sijuola Ade Shabazz 166.4

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

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Jose Aldo Says Georges St-Pierre Demanded $10 Million to Fight Conor McGregor

Jose Aldo recently declared to the media that he was fed up with the UFC and wanted to be released from his contract. A few short days later, it appears he is going public with sensitive company information to try and turn up the heat after UFC president Dana White said the company would not release him.

Aldo’s demand for a release came after the UFC changed directions on him on several occasions, the most recent being when it allowed Conor McGregor to retain his featherweight title, while booking him for his third consecutive fight outside of the division since wining it.

White said that, even if he defeats Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November and wins the lightweight title, McGregor will have to give up one belt or the other. Aldo isn’t buying.

“Conor himself said before that he wouldn’t give his belt away by any chance and nobody would take it away from him,” Aldo said in comments translated by MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz. “After all this, I see I can’t trust any word from president Dana White, and who’s in charge of the promotion now is Conor McGregor. Since I’m not here to be an employee of McGregor, today I ask to cancel my contract with the UFC.”

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Even though White, upon hearing of Aldo’s dissatisfaction, said he would call the interim champion and make things right, Aldo appeared to want nothing further to do with him or the UFC. Aldo’s coach and manager, Andre Pederneiras, even went so far as to tell Brazilian outlet Combate that Aldo would pursue the matter in court and wasn’t adverse to publicly “talking  trash” about the company in the media.

“I think Dana and the new owners have to understand that there’s a completely unsatisfied employee who doesn’t want to continue,” Pederneiras told Combate (translated by Cruz). “If that was in Brazil and a guy said ‘boss, I want to leave,’ I’d say ‘Okay, I can’t hold you.’ The contract we have in the UFC, ‘boss, I want to leave,’ the answer is, ‘no, you’ll be stuck with me, you might not do anything, but you can’t leave here.’ Is that something nice?

“I think it creates dissatisfaction, and he will want to go to court. He would have to go to court to cut this contract. And the damage a dissatisfied person, someone like Aldo, talking (expletive) to everyone about a lot of things, I think the company wouldn’t want a guy like this every day in the media talking trash.”

Jose Aldo and Georges St-PierreCase in point could be Aldo’s follow-up with Combate, in which he reportedly told them about the alleged dealings between the UFC, Georges St-Pierre, and McGregor. According to a report by Forbes.com, Aldo said that St-Pierre wanted $10 million to fight McGregor in his return to the Octagon.

St-Pierre hasn’t fought in nearly three years, but has been teasing a comeback, even going so far as to enter the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency testing pool, which makes him eligible to fight by UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto. He has said the only thing holding him back has been bickering over the details of his contract with the UFC.

Aldo’s claim, although unsubstantiated, doesn’t appear to be out of the ball park for such a blockbuster bout. After all, McGregor is claiming that he will make in the neighborhood of $40 million this year. That amount is also unsubstantiated.

There are certainly many details left out of Aldo’s $10 million revelation: whether or not that was the guaranteed purse, whether or not it included pay-per-view bonuses, did it include compensation for the change in sponsorship structure since St-Pierre last fought?

Regardless, the UFC isn’t likely to be pleased over Aldo airing such details in the media. The company is notoriously protective of its financial information and contract negotiations.

Could it be that this is precisely the “media trash talk” that Pederneiras was referring to? Might we expect more revelations from Aldo if his dissatisfaction with the UFC continues to escalate?

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Price, Feigenbutz, Koelling in action Saturday

There are a few notable fighters on Saturday’s Braehmer-Cleverly undercard at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.

– WBO #11, IBF #12 heavyweight David Price (20-3, 17 KOs) takes on 42-year-old journeyman Ivica Perkovic (22-30, 17 KOs) in a six-round fight that appears to be a mismatch.

– Former WBA interim super middleweight champion and currently WBA #9 rated Vincent Feigenbutz (23-2, 21 KOs) faces Guillermo Ruben Andino (10-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder.

– IBF #6, WBA #11, WBO #12 light heavyweight Enrico Koelling (21-1, 6 KOs) battles Ryno Liebenberg (17-3, 12 KOs) in a twelve-rounder for the WBA Inter-Continental belt.

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