Manny Pacquiao embarrasses Oscar De La Hoya

With Freddie Roach in his corner, the “Pac-Man” Manny Pacquiao completely embarrassed Oscar De La Hoya in a welterweight bout tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

Round after round, the pride of the Phillipines out-punched and out-moved the much slower De La Hoya. Pacquiao chopped De La Hoya apart with lightning fast combinations and a right hand that found it’s mark all night long at will, nearly swelling shut the right eye of the Golden Boy.

De La Hoya barely survived round seven and it was all he could do to stay standing. After the round, the ref told him if he kept taking shots like that he would have to stop the fight. Oscar’s cornermen implored him to fight back and get out of the way of Pacquiao’s onslaught.

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Chevelle Hallback: World Champion boxer transitions to MMA

by:  Doug Drexler

With the recent influx of crossover athletes migrating to the growing sport of MMA, some have been greeted with a level of skepticism while others have been accepted with open arms. Hardcore MMA fans celebrated former pro wrestler Brock Lesnar’s UFC debut defeat at the hands of Frank Mir, but have largely accepted boxers who have made the difficult transition to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

On Friday, December 5, the sport of MMA will be introduced to a boxer the likes of which they have never seen before.  Chevelle Hallback was not only a boxing champion for four different organizations, but it might surprise you to find out Chevelle is a female.

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Anderson Silva still hints at boxing career

It seems Anderson Silva had plans to go to Thailand to work on his Muay Thai after UFC 90 but issues with his Green Card have delayed the trip. He also recently got turned away at the Canadian border and denied entrance to the country possibly for the same reasons.

In the meantime while waiting for his documents, Silva has been working on his boxing. Having spent some time with Freddie Roach and also attending the Roy Jones Jr. vs. Joe Calzaghe fight in New York, it’s no secret Silva still has strong leanings toward the world of professional boxing.

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FREE Live MMA Webcast Dec. 5 from Costa Rica

It doesn’t get much better than FREE live MMA! That’s just what you will get on December 5th when CRFights presents FITE NITE streaming via live webcast at www.crfights.com.

What does “CR” stand for you ask? Costa Rica of course. MMA is everywhere! This event is being held at the Villa Olympica in Desamparados, Costa Rica at 10pm ET (8pm Costa Rica Time).

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Ricky Hatton says “Boxing can learn from UFC”

British boxer, Ricky Hatton took in his very first UFC event on November 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as he attended UFC 91 in Las Vegas.

Hatton will actually be fighting at the very same venue this Saturday nght, November 22, as he takes on Paulie Malignaggi in a junior welterweight world championship unification bout.

Hatton had this to say to the Daily Star about what he witnessed at UFC 91:

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Overeem vs. Goodridge main event at Glory-10

Alistair Overeem (28 – 11 – 0) will face Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge (23 -18 – 1) at Ultimate Glory’s combination MMA/Shooto, K-1, Muay Thai, and boxing event, Glory-10: The Battle of Arnhem on November 9 at the Rijnhal in Arnhem, Holland.

It has been reported that Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Alistair Overeem asked for this fight against Goodridge as an opportunity to avenge his brother’s loss to “Big Daddy.”

Many fans and pundits view this bout with Goodridge as a tune up match for the Strikeforce Champ before facing Cro-Cop at K-1 Dynamite on New Year ’s Eve.

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CXF on Oct. 30 – K.J. Noons boxing on Nov. 13

Jaime Fletcher will be in the Main Event at CXF

California Xtreme Fighting (“CXF”) returns on Thursday, October 30, 2008 with the kick off of its new Thursday Night Fight Series. CXF will hold its third professional Mixed Martial Arts Card at a new venue, the El Monte Expo Center and Guanatos Bar in El Monte, CA.

This new venue will allow CXF to bring its exciting MMA cards to a larger audience in a bigger and better venue for fighting. Each month, CXF will bring fight fans a different style of fighting, including MMA, Boxing, and Muay Thai/Kickboxing, making CXF the only full scale fighting organization of its kind in the state of California.

In November, CXF is proud to feature the return of former EliteXC Lightweight Champion Karl “KJ” Noons to the boxing ring in a six (6) round 155 lb fight against Ontario’s Alex Bogarin. Noons will also be appearing at the October 30, 2008 MMA card as a special guest.

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The Russian invasion of The Shemetov Brothers

Vitaly Shemetov
Sergey Shemetov

by:  Jack Bratcher

Meet Sergey and Vitalius Shemetov; two brothers from Siberia with more combat credentials than General George Patton.  The Shemetov brothers have spent many years training and paying their dues in their homeland and around Europe and now have decided to set their sights upon America.

They have seen another couple of Russian brothers venture into the U.S. and gain the respect and attention of fans and media alike and they too have similar aspirations.

Growing up and being trained in combat Sambo, the brothers began expanding their repertoire with muay thai, kickboxing, and boxing and competing in events such as Kumite, Pancrase, K-1,  DRAKA, and much more.  Here’s an abbreviated list of the accomplishments of the brothers Shemetov:

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X1: Temple of Boom 2 hits Hawaii on Oct. 25

The X1 World Events – Temple Of Boom 2 is set to take place Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Palolo Hongwanji Temple. The card will feature 4 Pro MMA bouts, 3 Pro boxing matches and 10 amateur MMA bouts.

PRO MMA BOUTS

  • (Main Event) 135 lb Title Fight Mike Pedro vs Kana Hyatt
  • 145 lb Brandon Visher vs Reuben Del Rosario
  • 140 lb Gene Gregory vs Brysen Hansen
  • 145 lb Colin Mackenzie vs Isaiah Cobb-Adams

The 135 lb title fight is a rematch for the two fighters, with Mike Pedro winning the first contest via 1st round armbar. Undefeated 145 lb up-and-comer Brandon Visher will look to push his record to 5-0 against game opponent Reuben Del Rosario. Colin Mackenzie will square off against Isaiah Cobb-Adams with both fighters searching for their first victories. Rounding out the PRO MMA bouts will Be Gene Gregory and Brysen Hansen. Looking forward to an action packed night with lots of local talent being showcase.

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