Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 21, 2011 18:09:50 GMT -5
Fedor Ends Losing Streak with Workmanlike Win Over Monson.
Sherdog.com Nov 20, 2011 By Tim Leidecker
MOSCOW -- Former No. 1 ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko bounced back from three straight defeats with a solid but unspectacular performance that earned him a unanimous judges’ decision over two-time ADCC champion Jeff Monson at M-1 Global's “Fedor vs. Monson” on Sunday.
Emelianenko appeared to have regained some of the form that helped him rise to international superstardom in the Pride Fighting Championships when he knocked the American down with a big overhand right in the first round. However, the Russian refrained from following his battered opponent to the mat.
“Once I already did this thing when I went for the kill with Fabricio Werdum and I paid dearly for that, so this time I thought I better change my strategy,” a relaxed Emelianenko told Sherdog.com in the post-fight interview.
Even though Monson bled profusely in the later rounds from the punishment, Fedor stuck to his conservative game plan of alternating his trademark catapult-like right hand with stinging leg kicks, a strategy he developed with his striking coach Peter Teijsse while training in Holland prior to the fight.
A capacity crowd of 22,000 people at Moscow's Olympic Stadium were thrilled by the homecoming of Russia’s most popular fighting export. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a professed supporter of Emelianenko and 6th dan in judo himself, were ringside for the fight and took to the house microphone to congratulate their compatriot on his performance after the fight.
“Thanks very much to my fans in Russia,” Emelianenko said. “It was a great opportunity to perform here, and I’m also very grateful to Jeff [Monson] for taking the fight.”
Last Edit: Nov 24, 2011 15:46:00 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Russian heavyweight Povetkin knocks out U.S. Boswell.
02:03 04/12/2011 HELSINKI, December 4 (RIA Novosti)
Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin defended his WBA champion belt by knocking out U.S. challenger Cedric Boswell in the eighth round in Helsinki.
Povetkin (23-0, 16KOs) and Boswell (35-2, 26 KO) were fairly even through the first four rounds, but the Russian took the lead after a successful attack in the sixth round and continued to dominate through the seventh.
After a series of punches in the eighth, 42-year-old Boswell was down onto the canvas and couldn't beat the count.
Povetkin, 32, took the vacant World Boxing Association heavyweight title on a unanimous points decision in Erfurt, Germany, on August 27 in a bout against Ruslan Chagaev from Uzbekistan.
The current WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) said later on Sunday he would like to face Povetkin in the boxing ring.
"I would like to fight Povetkin,” Huck said. “I’m sure it would be a good, interesting bout.”
“I’m ready for any challenge,” Povetkin replied. “But let him gain weight first. Denis Lebedev failed to knock him out, then I will.”
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British drama queens.. an Chisora slapped Klitschko at the weight-in to create interest for the fight...this is like Boxing+Hulk Hogan drama instead of sport...pathetic Brits, nice that Klitschko beat them both ;D
Novinite.com Sports | May 6, 2012, Sunday| 556 views
Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev AKA "The Cobra" won Saturday the EBU European heavyweight title.
Pulev battered and stopped Alexander "Sascha" Dimitrenko of Germany (a Ukrainian native) in a face-off in the professional boxing championship in Erfurt, Germany.
The match began with a slow pace with the two cautiously studying each other, but by round four Pulev obviously took the control and the lead in the game.
The end for Dimitrenko came at round 11 when he was felled by a jab. The exhausted German hit the floor, having no intention of trying to beat the count, and after the knockout, Kubrat Pulev became the European heavyweight champion.
With this victory, Pulev enhanced his standing as one of Europe's and the world's leading heavyweights. His record jump up to 16 wins in 16 matches (8 with knockouts) while Dimitrenko stepped back to 32 wins and 2 losses (with 21 knockouts).
Bulgaria's Pulev Climbs to 4th Spot in Global BoxRec Ranking.
Novinite.com Sports | May 7, 2012, Monday| 317 views
Bulgarian heavywieght boxer Kubrat Pulev has climbed up to the fourth spot in the BoxRec World Heavyweight Ranking after winning the EBU European heavyweight title.
Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev AKA "The Cobra" won Saturday the EBU European heavyweight title as he battered and stopped Alexander "Sascha" Dimitrenko of Germany (a Ukrainian native) in a face-off in the professional boxing championship in Erfurt, Germany.
Pulev has thus climbed up six spots in the BoxRec world ranking, and is ranked only after Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali Klitschko, and Alexander Povetkin.
Pulev is also expected to move up in the rankings of the three most prestigious global boxing organizations when they are updated in mid May.
Last Edit: May 7, 2012 12:20:17 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Stabbed Bulgarian MMA Fighter Vows to Return to Ring.
Novinite.com Crime | May 19, 2012, Saturday| 551 views
Bulgarian MMA fighter Blagoi Ivanov who was stabbed nearly fatally on February 7 has declared that he is determined to return to the fighting ring and score more victories.
Ivanov gave a brief conference at Sofia's Pirogov hospital on Saturday, his first media appearance since he was stabbed in a Sofia night club. He is expected to leave the hospital next week.
Physicians say that Ivanov would recover in six months to a year.
The MMA fighter has been able to talk for a week now.
On Sunday, February 7, Ivanov and two of his friends had just occupied their places in a bar on Graf Ignatiev Str., in downtown Sofia, when a group of 8 persons armed with bats and knives allegedly came in and attacked them.
At 5.10 am police came in to find the attackers escaped and Ivanov with a deep stab wound under his armpit.
The main suspect in the stabbing - 23-year-old D.S. known as Dampela, is kept under permanent detention.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 27, 2012 12:01:54 GMT -5
Fedor Emelianenko Knocks Out Pedro Rizzo, But Future Remains Unclear.
mmafighting.com - Jun 21, 2012 By Mike Chiappetta - Senior Writer
It felt like the end.
Fedor Emelianenko's M-1 Global fight in St. Petersburg, Russia, had the atmosphere of a celebratory sendoff, thousands filling up The Ice Palace to rise up and clap as hard as they could, scream and witness what might prove to be the last night for a fighter who slipped out of the tiny town of Stary Oskol and moved into international prominence as one of MMA's all-time greats.
Emelianenko didn't disappoint, even if his entire fight lasted just 12 seconds longer than his pre-fight introduction. The "Last Emperor" commanded all of their attention, all of their respect by knocking out Brazilian veteran Pedro Rizzo in just 84 seconds.
"Thank God we won," Emelianenko said afterward. "This is our victory. Thank you all."
And there were many to thank. In the seconds after the fight, Emelianenko was surrounded by his family, first his wife, then his young daughter. But he was speaking to the masses, from the sold-out crowd to the many in attendance that came up to the ring to congratulate him, including former boxing heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev and more notably, Russian president Vladimir Putin, who embraced him before offering a public congratulations.
All of them had just moments earlier watched Emelianenko pick up his 34th professional victory against only four defeats. It was a performance that turned back the clock, his hands flashing the same speed they did when he was menacing the PRIDE heavyweight division. The end came when he caught Rizzo with a step-in right hook that landed behind the ear. Rizzo's legs gave way and he fell to the mat, where Fedor swarmed with five unanswered blows before referee Yuji Shimata stepped in to rescue Rizzo.
It was the 23rd time he has finished a fight inside of the first round.
But Emelianenko left without offering the end of his own story. Prior to the bout, he had waffled on the retirement question, and he did nothing to clarify whether or not he would fight on. Little less than one year ago, he seemed like the sport had passed him by, the victim of three straight losses by stoppage. After three straight wins, he has more than enough evidence to insist he could continue, that he's more than capable of it, yet he has little else to prove.
Thursday night in St. Petersburg felt like the ideal way to send a legend off to retirement, but it might have been a little too perfect. How do you walk away after a night like that? Emelianenko has surpassed and defied expectations many times, and to leave behind the sport and an adoring public after that night of exaltation would be a noble final act.
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2012 12:09:21 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Novinite.com Views on BG | October 2, 2012, Tuesday| 530 views
by Johnny Walker BoxingInsider.com
Bulgarian bad boy and European heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev got a hero's reception back home yesterday after easily disposing of the previously unbeaten Russian giant Alexander Ustinov on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany.
With the win, the Bulgarian moved into the the number one contender's spot in the IBF for a shot a world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
After his victory, the man known as "The Cobra" was met at the airport in Sofia, Bulgaria, by fans, a gypsy band, his brother Tervel and his stunning girlfriend Andrea, a major pop star in Bulgaria.
Even the Bulgarian government got into the act, as Bulgaria's Sports Minister Svilen Neykov offered his services to help Pulev arrange a future fight with world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Sofia's Armeec Arena.
"We have the potential to organize a Kubrat fight and fill Arena Armeec," said Neykov.
"[Pulev] is sure to clash with Klitschko for one or two bouts .... one can be in Sofia. This will be a great event, and will make us all proud," said Neykov.
"I watched the [Ustinov] fight, and congratulations to Kubrat, because he is the pride of Bulgaria."
The fighter himself also sounded a patriotic note as he arrived back home from the Ustinov fight, reunited with a jubilant Andrea and signed autographs for fans.
"This win was for Bulgaria," said Pulev.
"I was looking to draw attention to the Bulgarians in the [Hamburg] audience – there were people from London, Berlin.
"We paid attention to them – they were very noisy, very strong and supported me constantly. This was a great support for me," continued the Cobra.
With consecutive wins over heavyweight giants Ustinov (6'8″) and Alexander Dimitrenko (6'7″), Pulev–whose brother Tervel, also a heavyweight pugilist, recently turned pro–now resides in the upper echelons of the heavyweight division.
Having proven he has what it takes to handle fighters much larger than himself, an eventual meeting with world champion Wladimir Klitschko, which Pulev sees happening within the next year, seems inevitable. Pulev says he has no intention of pulling the old "not ready yet" excuse heard too often lately when his turn to fight for the world titles appears.
"This is the pinnacle of my career so far, but I think I can achieve more," Pulev opined.
"Now I'm going to rest in Bulgaria, then perhaps I will have one more fight before the coming battle with Wladimir Klitschko. Now he can not run and maneuver [any longer]."
"So we reached the top of my career [on Saturday], but it does not stop there."
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 25, 2012 16:23:40 GMT -5
Well, well well...as if it's not enough that Thiago Silva cheated by kicking Nedkov in the groin, twice, to change the outcome of the fight, looks like he was on something too. This isn't the first time...disgraceful sport that punishments aren't more severe...n Thiago is such a dumbass..
Thiago Silva tests positive for marijuana metabolites, suspended six months (Updated)
mmajunkie.com by John Morgan on Nov 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm ET
UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva has failed his UFC on FUEL TV 6 post-fight drug screen.
UFC officials today announced that Silva tested positive for marijuana metabolites and has been suspended six months and ordered to take part in drug rehab program.
Silva competed in the co-main event of the Nov. 10 event and earned a third-round submission victory over Stanislav Nedkov.
"Thiago Silva tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV in Macau," the organization's statement read. "The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents.
"Silva has admitted to taking the banned substance and has agreed to participate in an approved drug-rehabilitation program and serve a six-month suspension retroactive to the November 10 event. He must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to fight again."
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) later confirmed with UFC officials that Silva was not issued any financial penalty. However, the result of the bout will be overturned to a "no decision."
Featuring a headlining bout between Cung Le and Rich Franklin, UFC on FUEL TV 6 took place Nov. 10 at Venetian Macau Resort Hote's CotaiArena in Macau. In the absence of an athletic commission to govern the event, UFC officials took the role of overseeing the fight card.
Silva, of course, also failed a post UFC-125 drug test in January 2011. After dominating Brandon Vera to earn a decision win at the event, Silva was suspended and fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for submitting a fake urine sample.
For complete coverage of UFC 153, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.
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