WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Weights from Chicago

Mike Jimenez 166.8 vs. Aaron Pryor Jr. 167.2
(WBC Continental super middleweight title)

Photo: Tom Barnes

Donovan George 175.2 vs. Derrick Findley 175
Tommy Hughes 168 vs. Gary Tadlock Garza 167
Lorenzo Hood 270 vs. Jamal Woods. TBA
Sarah Curran 151.5 vs. Amanda Ginski 151.5
Nick Ramirez 148.5 vs. Anthony Abbruzzese 149

Venue: The Dome at the Ballpark , Rosemont, IL
Promoter: Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions
Doors 6:00 p.m., First Bell 7:00 p.m.

Mike Jimenez 166.8 vs. Aaron Pryor Jr. 167.2 (WBC Continental super middleweight title) Donovan George 175.2 vs. Derrick Findley 175 …


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Weights from Woodland, Calif.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Main-eventers (left) Alan Sanchez (18-3-1) of Fairfield and Miguel Huerta (28-14-1) of Santa Ana square off at Thursday’s weigh-in.

Photo: Paco Presents

Alan Sanchez 148.5 vs. Miguel Huerta 145.5
Ryan Bourland 172.5 vs. Cesar Ruiz 172.5
Alberto Torres 130 vs Angel Aguilar 130
Ivan Vergara 123.5 vs. Jose Mora 123
Steven Rapadas 135 vs. Luis Silva 134

Venue: Woodland Community Center
Date: 7 p.m Friday.
Promoters: Don Chargin Productions & Paco Presents

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Main-eventers (left) Alan Sanchez (18-3-1) of Fairfield and Miguel Huerta (28-14-1) of Santa Ana square …



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Sammy Valentin media day in Tampa

Undefeated NABO Welterweight Champion and WBO #9 contender “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (12-0, 9 KOs) held a media workout today at the Punch for Fitness Gym in his hometown of Tampa, Florida in anticipation of his upcoming defense July 7th against fellow undefeated prospect Giovanny “Gallo de Oro” Santillan (21-0, 11 KO’s) at the A La Carte Pavilion as part of the successful series Boxeo Telemundo.

Photo: Latinboxsports

“I want to thank the media and my team for their support, on July 7 I know I have in front of me the biggest challenge of my career. Santillan is also undefeated, young and hungry but I have always passed the tests that have been put in front of me and this one will be no different,” said Valentin. “I have been working very hard with my Father (trainer) Sammy Valentin and my team and I will be ready.” (more…)

Undefeated NABO Welterweight Champion and WBO #9 contender “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (12-0, 9 KOs) held a media workout today at …


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Weights from New Castle, DE

By Rick Scharmberg

Joey Tiberi 138.8 vs. Marlon Lewis 133.5
Lamont Singletary 200 vs. Ernest Reyna 197.1
Reuel Williams 197.2 vs. Corey Budd *
Michael Crain 152.4 vs. William Davis *
Roger Locklear 173.8 vs. Maurice Horne 173
Josue Rivera 144.7 vs. Joe Gbolo 144.9
Malcolm Sims 122.1 vs. Edgar Cortes 122.9

* Budd and Davis to weigh in later

Venue: Nur Shrine Temple New Castle, Delaware
Promoters: Dee Lee Promotions and Night Night Promotions

By Rick Scharmberg Joey Tiberi 138.8 vs. Marlon Lewis 133.5 Lamont Singletary 200 vs. Ernest Reyna 197.1 Reuel Williams 197.2 …




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Weights From Detroit

Weights/Photos: Bob Ryder

Winford Harris 152.2 vs Lanardo Tyner 150.6
John Chalbeck 158.6 vs Rick Morias 162.6
Bobby Tucker 172.6 vs Marcus Wheeler TBD
Isiah Jones 162.6 vs Carlos Dixon 162.4
Darryl Cunningham 155.8 vs Lenwood Dozier 154.8
Ray Darden175.2 vs Eric Moon TBD
Sinan Fradi 167.8 vs Rakim Johnson 163.8
Robert Sims 226.2 vs Henry Wright 207.2
Cortez Chambliss 142 vs Thomas Amaro 142.2

Venue: Sound Board, Motor City Casino-Hotel
Promoter: Greg Ahrens
Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas
Tickets: ticketmaster.com, Sound Board ticket office
Doors: 6:30PM
First Bout: 7:15 PM

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Weights/Photos: Bob Ryder Winford Harris 152.2 vs Lanardo Tyner 150.6 John Chalbeck 158.6 vs Rick Morias 162.6 Bobby Tucker 172.6 …


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Weights from Ontario, Calif.

Manuel Mendez 140 vs. Mohamed Rodriguez 138.8
Jessie Roman 141.3 vs. Erick Martinez 140.3
Rafael Rivera 126.4 vs. Ruben Tamayo 126.4
Michael Dutchover 130.4 vs. Miguel Carrizoza 130.7
Saul Sanchez 115.4 vs. Cristian Bartolini 116
Sergey Kuzmin 244 vs. Malcolm Tann 235

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing

Manuel Mendez 140 vs. Mohamed Rodriguez 138.8 Jessie Roman 141.3 vs. Erick Martinez 140.3 Rafael Rivera 126.4 vs. Ruben Tamayo …


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Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Friday is the start of the three-day Florida Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Tampa. It’s the highlight of the year in the Sunshine State for boxing people and fans of the “Sweet Science.”

Fighters: Michael Moorer, David Lewter, Oscar Montilla, Melissa Del Valle, David Jaco, Ronald “Winky” Wright – deceased fighters: Trevor Berbick and Alex Stewart. Trainers: John David Jackson and Ken Adams. Media: Charles Jay, John Rinaldi, Alex Rinaldi. Participants: Steve Shepherd – deceased participant: Dick Lee, Officials/Commission: Jorge Alonso, Al Wilensky and Bill Anello.

The FBHOF also announced that Phyllis Garry and Bismark Morales will receive special “Lifetime Achievement Awards.”

It all takes place at the Westshore Grand Hotel and Resorts (4860 W. Kennedy Blvd).

Schedule of Events…

Friday is the start of the three-day Florida Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Tampa. It’s the highlight of the …


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Fortuna predicts KO on Saturday

By Robert Coster

Former two-division WBA champion Javier Fortuna continues on the comeback trail stepping into the ring on Saturday, exactly a year after losing his super featherweight title to Jason Sosa. Fortuna (31-1-1, 22 KOs) is going against fellow Dominican Mario Beltre (16-2, 11 KOs) and is looking to impress his local fans.

Says Fortuna, “I’m fighting as a lightweight and I feel stronger than ever, looking to score a knockout. Weight problems had a lot to do with my loss to Sosa in a fight I was winning handily. Great Champions come back and I’m going for my third win in a row.” (more…)

By Robert Coster Former two-division WBA champion Javier Fortuna continues on the comeback trail stepping into the ring on Saturday, …



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Hughie Fury set for July 8 tuneup

Undefeated Heavyweight Hughie Fury will return to the ring on promoter Frank Warren’s July 8th Copper Box Arena card in London. The younger cousin of former Unified World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury was due to challenge WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker for his belt last month in New Zealand but was forced to postpone when he injured his back.

“I can’t wait to get back under the lights and do what I do best,” said Fury. “I was disappointed to miss out my shot against Parker but this is boxing and injuries happen all of the time. I will get my shot at the WBO Heavyweight belt later this year and follow in the footsteps of Tyson.” (more…)

Undefeated Heavyweight Hughie Fury will return to the ring on promoter Frank Warren’s July 8th Copper Box Arena card in …


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Cintron, Brunson fighting for survival Saturday night

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

When Kermit Cintron, 39-5-3, 30 KOs, and Tyrone Brunson, 25-6-2, 22 KOs, step into to the boxing ring to face off in the main event of a stacked Kings Boxing show at South Philly’s 2300 Arena on Saturday night, they will have their very survival in the sport weighing heavily on their muscular shoulders. Both fighters have been campaigning for quite a while and have exactly one more chance to move up to bigger fights. It is do-or-die for both boxers, and that means this 10-rounder should be a good one.

Cintron, Reading, PA, a 17-year vet, has already been to the top. He held the IBF world welterweight belt between 2006 and 2008, and has had a fine pro career. He’s scored wins over Mark Suarez, Walter Matthysse, Jesse Feliciano, Alfredo Angulo, Lovemore Ndou, Antwone Smith, Ronald Cruz, and drew with Sergio Martinez. He’s only lost to top-tier fighters like Canelo Alvarez, Antonio Margarito, Paul Williams, and Carlos Molina. (more…)

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com When Kermit Cintron, 39-5-3, 30 KOs, and Tyrone Brunson, 25-6-2, 22 KOs, step into to …


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Melindo to defend world title in Cebu Sept 16

Newly crowned IBF Jr. Flyweight world champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo is set to defend his title in Cebu City. After two previous attempts at the coveted world title, a win over then IBF #3 Jr. Flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. of Thailand for the IBF interim title last November provided Milendo a ticket to Japan and another shot at a world championship, this time against regular IBF champion Akira Yaegashi. (more…)

Newly crowned IBF Jr. Flyweight world champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo is set to defend his title in Cebu City. …


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Ex-OPBF 126lb champ Amagasa demolishes Surasit

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former Japanese and OPBF feather champ who dropped Guillermo Rigondeaux twice here in 2014, elongated Hisashi Amagasa (33-6-2, 21 KOs), 126, participated in a knockdown-studded contest, and finally dispatched southpaw Thailander Surasit Sithwanchai (8-3, 2 KOs), 124.75, with a vicious left hook to the belly for the count at 1:39 of the third round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. The 5’11” lanky puncher, usually fluctuating between ups and downs, campaigned in the UK and lost a unanimous nod to unbeaten prospect Josh Warrington on his home turf Leeds in April of the previous year, and thus scored three victories since.

Amagasa was sharp this night. He sent the muscular Thailander to the deck with a well-timed right after his fast combination in the initial round. The aggressor, in round two, decked him twice more with solid combos, and people then thought it would be a matter of time. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former Japanese and OPBF feather champ who dropped Guillermo Rigondeaux twice here in …



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Diezel battles Adyaka Saturday in Lacey, Washington

By Ricardo Ibarra

Featherweight journeyman Rob Diezel (11-7, 4 KOs) will look to continue a recent career resurgence and add his third consecutive win on Saturday night at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, Washington, taking on Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Phillip Adyaka (7-8, 4 KOs) in the main event of Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions’ fourth ‘Brawl at Harmony Hall’ card. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra Featherweight journeyman Rob Diezel (11-7, 4 KOs) will look to continue a recent career resurgence and add …


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Canelo: GGG pretty much one dimensional

By Arvin Nundloll

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez took time out to speak about his upcoming Middleweight mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin and why he’s determined to cement his legacy on the sport.

Photo: Lawrence Lustig – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

First up was the Mexican style boxing from Golvokin and why Canelo is the real Mexican in the ring:

“Yes, he has a little bit of a Mexican style. He’s aggressive, big puncher and has a good left hook but you know I’m Mexican, Mexican blood. That’s what makes for a good fight because of the style.”

When asked about the alleged fear he had of Golvokin, Canelo dismissed those claims as nonsense:

“I don’t care. People are going to say that when you’re at the top, you’re going to get criticized so it never really bothered me and I don’t care about the comments. “ (more…)

By Arvin Nundloll Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez took time out to speak about his upcoming Middleweight mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin …


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Kermit Cintron-Tyrone Brunson Press Conference

Kermit Cintron and Tyrone Brunson faced off in advance of Saturday’s Pennsylvania State junior middleweight title clash at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Here’s what went down:

Kermit Cintron and Tyrone Brunson faced off in advance of Saturday’s Pennsylvania State junior middleweight title clash at the 2300 …


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Brook vows to box again in 2017

Kell Brook has vowed to return to the ring by the end of the year after a successful operation on his fractured right eye socket. Brook sustained the injury in his clash with Errol Spence at Bramall Lane in Sheffield in May where he lost his IBF Welterweight crown to the American in front of a huge crowd at the home of Sheffield United FC.

The Special One was hampered by the eye in the closing stages of the high class contest which ended in an 11th round stoppage win for the unbeaten challenger.

Brook had surgery on the injury on Friday (June 16), which was a carbon copy of the left-eye socket fracture he suffered in his lash with Kazakh ace Gennady Golovkin, and the Sheffield ace is making fine progress in his recovery and has targeted a return to the ring this winter. (more…)

Kell Brook has vowed to return to the ring by the end of the year after a successful operation on …



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GGG-Canelo Press Tour Hits NYC

After a press conference Monday in London, WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former world champion Saul Alvarez faced off again Tuesday in New York City. With neither fighter adept at trash talk, the pre-fight quotes have been rather tame so far.

Photo: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

If you plan to attend the September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. Seats are priced at $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800, $700, $500 and $300. There will be a limit of 10 per person at the $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $800, $700 price levels and a limit of two (2) per person at the $500 and $300 price levels.

After a press conference Monday in London, WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former world champion Saul Alvarez faced off …


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Mikey Garcia: I feel if I land a good punch, I will hurt him

By Miguel Maravilla

Three-division world champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard, California is set for his biggest challenge to date when he takes on four-division champion Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs). Garcia will square off with Broner on July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York live on Showtime Championship Boxing on Showtime.

Photo: Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME

“This is a good fight for my career,” Mikey Garcia told Fightnews.com®. “This fight is huge and important. With a win this can launch my career to another level. We have been training for several weeks and have been doing sparring sessions just to be active but soon we will begin the intense sparring so we are happy how things are going.”

“We’re getting ready for the best Adrien Broner possible,” Trainer Robert Garcia told Fightnews.com®. “Mikey will come into this fight one-hundred percent ready.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Three-division world champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard, California is …


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Ramirez beats Bone in Las Vegas

Unbeaten rising junior welterweight Eddie Ramirez (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Erick Bone (16-5, 8 KOs) on Tuesday night at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. Scores were 97-93, 97-93 for Ramirez, 97-93 for Bone.

Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

In a clash of unbeaten featherweight prospects, Xavier Martinez (8-0, 4 KOs) shut down Prince Smalls (11-1-1, 4 KOs) over eight. Scores were 80-71 across the board.

Junior welterweight prospect Dennis Galarza (16-2, 9 KOs) outpointed Omar Tienda (18-5, 11 KOs) over ten by scores of 98-91, 99-90, 100-89. Tienda was docked a point for throwing Galarza to the canvas in round nine.

Unbeaten rising junior welterweight Eddie Ramirez (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Erick Bone (16-5, 8 …


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Holyfield inks Toka Kahn-Clary

Featherweight prospect Toka “T Nice” Kahn-Clary (21-1, 15 KOs) has signed an exclusive promotional contract with new Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Management. The Liberia-born Toka-Kahn, fighting out of Cranston, RI, makes his debut under Holyfield’s banner this Saturday night in the Real Deal Championship Boxing series televised opener on CBS Sports Network (10 p.m. ET start), airing live from Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. This event is part of six-week “I Am Ali” festival, concluding July 15, to honor the late, great Muhammad Ali in his hometown. Kahn-Clary takes on dangerous Dominican Angel “El Gato” Luna (11-2, 6 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout.

Featherweight prospect Toka “T Nice” Kahn-Clary (21-1, 15 KOs) has signed an exclusive promotional contract with new Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield’s …


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Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia LA Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla

Three-division world champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard, California and four-division champion Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) wrapped up their two city press tour Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles at the Conga Room at LA Live. The two will square off on Saturday July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as they headline live on Showtime Championship Boxing on Showtime.

Photo: Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME

“We have a very special fight with these two combatants here,” Leonard Ellerbe said in opening the press conference. “What an incredible fight, we have with these two champions. This is going to be a tremendous matchup,”

Mikey Garcia: “I am happy to be back. It’s a great to be getting this fight with Adrien Broner. I am undefeated, you have two of the best fighting. I am here to challenge and get bigger fights. I believe this can be the fight of the year…When we get in the ring, he knows what’s in front of him. July 29 Barclays Center, it will be one hot place to be at. Don’t miss it.”

Adrien Broner: “5/1. Shit! This is just a time for me to step up. After this I hope I can get my due diligence…I’m a bad man. I’m coming to fuck him up. July 29 I will be victorious. After July 29 this is going to be a coming out party for me.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Three-division world champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard, California and …


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WBA schedules McDonnell-Solis purse bid

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has called for a purse bid for the bantamweight title rematch between world champion Jamie McDonnell and Liborio Solis on July 3. The WBA ordered both parties to negotiate on January 31 and granted them 30 days to reach an agreement according to championship rule C.36. however, since they did not reach an agreement for the WBA summoned a purse bid. This division minimum amount to participate is $120,000. The purse bid distribution will be 75% for the champion and 25% for the challenger.

McDonnell and Solis first fought for the WBA bantamweight title in December 2016, when the British boxer won by a controversial unanimous decision: 116-112, 115-113 and 117-111, and the Championships Committee ordered a rematch request made by Solis team. The purse bid will take place in the WBA office located in Panama City, Panama, and will be chaired by Aurelio Fiengo of the WBA Directory.

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has called for a purse bid for the bantamweight title rematch between world champion …


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Boxing back at Agua Caliente Casino this Saturday

Professional boxing returns to Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California this Saturday, June 24 with the 73 edition of World Fighting Championship (WFC), a card headlined by young undefeated Las Vegas sensation Devin Haney along with some of the best local talent. The show will also feature Devon de la Hoya, son of boxing great Oscar de la Hoya, and Joel Diaz Jr., son of the respected trainer Joel Diaz, in separate amateur bouts.

Haney (15-0, 10 KOs) of Las Vegas will take on Angel Aispuro (8-5-2, 5 KOs) of Mexico in an eight round lightweight bout. Haney, who is 18 years old and one of the hottest rising prospects in professional boxing, will be seeking his fifth victory of the year. (more…)

Professional boxing returns to Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California this Saturday, June 24 with the 73 edition of …


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WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first time as he will defend his belt against #7 Antonio Nieves (17-1-1, 9 KOs) on September 9. It will take place beneath a grudge fight between newly crowned WBC titlist in the same category Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and former titlist Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. Also shown will be the WBC eliminator between #2 Carlos Cuadras and #3 Juan Carlos Estrada, both of Mexico, with the victor to have a mandatory shot at the Srisaket-Gonzalez winner. The fight place in the West Coast hasn’t been decided yet, but it will be shown by HBO After Dark. Inoue and Gonzalez were in attendance at the press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. They hope to exchange gloves in the near future. Inoue said, “I’m very much excited to fight in the US to show my power before American people.”

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the …


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EBU Updates

By Marco Bratusch

The European jr featherweight title bout scheduled between champion Abigail “Bebe” Medina (17-3-2, 8 KOs) at his first defense and challenger Martin Ward (25-3-1, 5 KOs) has been postponed to September 23rd in Newcastle, England, according to Ward’s promoter Phil Jeffries who won the respective bid. Logistic problems connected with the indicated venue are the reason for this switching, it was reported.

A very interesting clash in the flyweight division looms as champion Thomas Masson (17-3-1, 5 KOs) will have to take on young British and former world title challenger Charlie Edwards (10-1, 4 KOs), the new EBU official challenger. Edwards lost by the hands of tough Pinoy puncher John Riel Casimero last September before coming back with two victories, whose last was for the British title. Masson, aged 27, is three years older than Edwards and has already been European champion twice, being now at the first defense of his second reign. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch The European jr featherweight title bout scheduled between champion Abigail “Bebe” Medina (17-3-2, 8 KOs) at his …


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Surge of ‘Square’ Bets on Conor McGregor

By Jim Murphy

According to bookmakers in Nevada and London as well as some of my ‘sources’ at other sportsbooks they’ve seen a strong surge of betting on Conor McGregor over Floyd Mayweather in the early going. That’s presumably why prices on Mayweather have dropped from -1100 or higher when the fight was still in the ‘hypothetical’ stage to as low as -600 at some UK books. I say ‘presumably’ because without access to a bookmakers actual financial position on the fight (which you’re not going to get) you have to take their word with a grain of salt. You should never believe a bookie ‘poormouthing’ about all the money they lost on a given NFL weekend, nor should you believe them when they’re suggesting (or strongly intimating) that you should bet one way or another.

In this case, however, I happen to believe them. So what does the early line movement on McGregor mean? How can I be sure it’s ‘square’ money? If I want to bet Mayweather when should I do it? Those questions and many more will be answered herein. This information shouldn’t necessarily be taken as my handicap or ‘picks’ on the fight (though I haven’t exactly been shy about who I think will win). You can expect extensive handicapping coverage of the matchup as we get closer to fight time. This is simply my analysis and interpretation on what the early betting trends represent. (more…)

By Jim Murphy According to bookmakers in Nevada and London as well as some of my ‘sources’ at other sportsbooks …


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Where Are They Now? Philip Holiday

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former IBF Lightweight champion Philip Holiday tore through the lightweight division with six defenses in two years from 1995-1997. The native South African now makes his home in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Holiday spoke with Fightnews.com® about his career in the ring, his move to Australia and his life outside the ring.

By Boxing Bob Newman Former IBF Lightweight champion Philip Holiday tore through the lightweight division with six defenses in two …


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Gallegos-Hardwood headline July 8 in Medford, OR

By Ricardo Ibarra

On Saturday July 8th at the EdenVale Winery in Medford, Oregon, three pro boxing match-ups will be featured on a mixed combat sports show, presented by regional MMA organization Rogue Promotions. The boxing ring and the MMA cage will be set up side-by-side for the event, with a number of pro and amateur boxing, MMA, and submission contests scheduled throughout the day. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra On Saturday July 8th at the EdenVale Winery in Medford, Oregon, three pro boxing match-ups will be …


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Former SA champion dies at 53

By Ron Jackson

Freddy Rafferty who fought as a professional from 1983 to 1997 and won the South African junior-heavyweight title in October 1988 died from a heart attack on Monday in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal. Rafferty was at his gym in Empangeni where he trained a number of fighter when he collapsed, before he was taken to the local hospital where he passed away. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Freddy Rafferty who fought as a professional from 1983 to 1997 and won the South African junior-heavyweight …


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Weights from Las Vegas

Eddie Ramirez 142.8 vs. Erick Bone 142.6
Xavier Martinez 124 vs. Prince Smalls 125
Dennis Galarza 136 vs. Omar Tienda 134.6
Lanell Bellows 169 vs. Mike Snider 168.2
Josue Vargas 137.8 vs. Andrew Rodgers 138.4
Cameron Kreal 143.8 vs. Genaro Mendez 143.8
Brian Gallegos 126 vs. Carlos Trevino 128
Andres Cortez 131.6 vs. Jesus Arevalo 131

Venue: Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: FS1

Eddie Ramirez 142.8 vs. Erick Bone 142.6 Xavier Martinez 124 vs. Prince Smalls 125 Dennis Galarza 136 vs. Omar Tienda …


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Tyner-Harris Headline Motor City Casino Card

By Bob Ryder

Promoter Greg Ahrens and matchmaker Carlos Llinas present the latest installment of their “Night of Knockouts” series this Friday at Detroit’s Motor City Casino-Hotel with an intriguing main event featuring Lanardo Tyner against Winfred Harris, Jr. Young Harris has built a gaudy 13-0, 8 KO’s record in a short span of less than 18 months including 6 wins in 2017 alone. A close examination of his record reveals however, that he has yet to face an opponent with a winning record. On the other hand, ring vet Tyner has fought them all including Canelo Alvarez, Antonio DeMarco, Jessie Vargas, and Vivian Harris to name a few in compiling a 32-10-2, 20 KO’s record. Further, Tyner has never been stopped or knocked out and has only been knocked down twice, the most recent being in his last fight. At 41 years old, Tyner is certainly on the downside of his career. Whether he has slipped enough to let a young aggressive newcomer like Harris beat him creates the intrigue in this matchup between these two Detroiters. Harris who is naturally the bigger man will have significant advantages in height and reach over Tyner as well. This 8 round super welterweight contest has all the ingredients for a very good and interesting fight. (more…)

By Bob Ryder Promoter Greg Ahrens and matchmaker Carlos Llinas present the latest installment of their “Night of Knockouts” series …


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WBA: Dorticos upgraded to regular champion status, Shumenov out

On Monday, the World Boxing Association Championships Committee released a resolution regarding the cruiserweight division status.

Firstly, it was made public the vacancy of the division regular title. Reigning champion Beibut Shumenov is out because he can no longer fight based on medical recommendation after suffering an injury to the eye. For that reason, it was decided to promote Yunier Dórticos, who was supposed to fight Shumenov for more than a year, from interim to regular champion.

Second, Denis Lebedev is authorized to fight Australian Mark Flanagan for the for the WBA cruiserweight super championship. The winner must fight Dorticos within 120 days, to have only one champion in this division.

The resolution was sent to all parties involved and the intention is to ensure activity in the division that has gone a year without a title fight.

On Monday, the World Boxing Association Championships Committee released a resolution regarding the cruiserweight division status. Firstly, it was made …


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The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

Yesterday we all celebrated “Father’s Day” and with the modern world of communications most if not all of us received, sent and shared countless messages, photos, videos, memes with this topic. I was surprised by my daughter as she baked me a delicious cake and spent a great day with my Mom, my wife and my three kids. Later at night, I was able to find a quiet corner, time to think of my hero, my dear father who is no longer with us but is at all times present in my heart and mind.

I was also thinking about the lives of so many who live day after day with a current difficulty and can’t enjoy their fathers or the fathers who can’t enjoy their families. All those brave men serving in the armed forces protecting humanity, those who are sick, those who have jobs that keep them abroad, those incarcerated, etc… (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son Yesterday we all celebrated “Father’s Day” and with the modern world …


Boxing News

Broner-Garcia face off at NYC Press Conference

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before they battle in one of the premier matchups of the summer that headlines a Showtime telecast on July 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The fighters spoke to media Monday at Dream Hotel Downtown in Manhattan.

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Adrien Broner: “I’m training hard and I think this will be one of the best performances of my career. This will take me to the superstar level where I need to be. I heard Mikey is a big favorite – they aren’t giving me much of a chance. I hope no one puts their house against me on this fight, because it won’t work out well for you.”

Mikey Garcia: “I’ll do whatever it takes to win this fight. I’m more of a boxer-puncher but if I need to press the fight and put pressure on, I’m going to be ready to do that…Adrien is going to come to beat me and I’m coming 100 percent to beat him. The fans will be the winner on fight night, but my hand will be raised.”

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Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday …


Boxing News

Takam and Blandamura win in Italy

IBF #3 heavyweight contender Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs) won by TKO in round two against Croatian Ivica Bacurin (27-12-1, 16 KOs) last Saturday night at the beautiful Sain Vincent Resort and Casino, Italy.

In the main event of the evening, European middleweight champion and IBF #12 Emanuele Blandamura (27-2, 5 KOs) retained his 160lb title with a hard-fought unanimous decision against stablemate Alessandro Goddi (30-2-1, 14 KOs). (more…)

IBF #3 heavyweight contender Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs) won by TKO in round two against Croatian Ivica Bacurin (27-12-1, …




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