Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

By Nick Giongco Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico ...

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel Roman, 22-2-1, 8 KOs, ...

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia's father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman ...

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

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Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Multiple-time champion Zab Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) returned to the ring with a two round thrashing of Honduran Jorge Luis Munguia (12-8-, 4 KOs) in a welterweight clash on Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Center arena in Trenton, New Jersey. The 39-year-old Judah, of Brooklyn, coming off a layoff of just over 3 years, hurt Munguia in round one, then finished him with a barrage of punches in round two. Time was 1:27.

New Jersey super middleweight Derrick Webster (21-1, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KOs) to claim the vacant USBO 168-pound title, Scores were 100-90, 98-92, 98-92.

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Multiple-time champion Zab Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) returned to the ring with a two round …


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Results from Chicago

By Craig Wick at ringside

Warrior’s Boxing presented the next installment of their “Windy City Fight Night” Friday, with a seven-bout card at the UIC Pavilion. “Designed to showcase the best of Chicago’s up-and-coming talent.’ the night’s header features an eight-round battle for the newly launched American Boxing Organization super welterweight championship, pitting undefeated Chicagoan, Achour Esho (12-0, 7 KOs) against tough Philly transplant, Anthony Abbruzzese. Also seeing action are local talent Martez McGregor, Josh Hernandez, Yousif Saleh, Shawn Simpson, and Jessica McCaskill.

In the super middleweight opener, Chicago’s Ruben Schobitz (2-0, 1 KO) won a sloppy, unmemorable decision over Joel Blair (1-3) Sullivan, IL after four. Schobitz, who somehow was credited with a knockdown in round one, cruised to the easy decision, 40-35 across the board.

In a lightweight barnburner, Chicago’s Jessica McCaskill (3-1, 2 KOs) and Carla Torres (5-4) a tough as nails Boriqua fighting out of Cleveland, OH, engaged in phone booth warfare over four scalding rounds. When it was over, McCaskill’s better inside work apparently swayed the judges, with all three turning in identical 39-37 cards.

In a stunning upset, unheralded Cesar Ruiz (3-4, 2 KOs), took out heavy-handed local prospect, Martez McGregor (3-1, 3 KOs) at 2:59 of round one. Ruiz caught McGregor with a straight right hand to the chin that had him sagging against the ropes. After an appropriate count was given, Ruiz went back to the right hand and landed enough damage to force the stoppage.

Chicago lightweight, 20-year old Yousif Saleh (2-0), 1 KO) kept Puerto Rico’s Luis Ramos winless, blasting him around the ring until the one-sided drubbing was called off at 2:16 of round one. Saleh enjoyed huge crowd support and will be interesting to watch going forward.

By Craig Wick at ringside Warrior’s Boxing presented the next installment of their “Windy City Fight Night” Friday, with a …



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Nielsen, Thorslund victorious in Denmark

As expected, comebacking Patrick Nielsen (29-1, 14 KOs) and hometown hero Dina Thorslund (8-0, 5 KOs) were victorious on Saturday night at the Struer Energi Park in Denmark. The heavily tattooed and bearded Nielsen, fighting at light heavyweight, won a unanimous decision over Colombian southpaw Bebi Berrocal (17-4, 16 KOs) in a ten-round contest, while Thorslund outscored Xenia Jorenac (7-2, 2 KOs) in a clash for the WBC Youth super bantamweight championship.

Other Results:
Arman Torosyan KO6 Abdul Khattab (middleweight)
Mikkel Nielsen: W6 Leri Tedeev (super welterweight)
Stefan Haertel TKO8 Tomasz Gargula (super middleweight)
Leon Bunn KO2 Przemyslaw Binienda (light heavyweight)

As expected, comebacking Patrick Nielsen (29-1, 14 KOs) and hometown hero Dina Thorslund (8-0, 5 KOs) were victorious on Saturday …


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Detroit Brawl Weights

Weights/Photos by Bob Ryder

Lanardo Tyner 141.8 vs Istvan Dernanecz 146.2
James Gordon Smith 119.2 vs Szilveszter Ajtai 117.6
Ja’Rico O’Quinn 117 vs Angel Carvajal 117
Deandre Ware 168.4 vs Juan Rojas-Sanchez 168.4
Junior Wright 228 vs Damon McCreary 272
Alexey Zubov 204.8 vs Andras Csomor 203.6
Ardreal Holmes 155.2 vs Bryan Goldsby 149.8
Larry Ventus 141 vs Jesus Lule 137
Dwayne Ziegler 131.2 vs Charles Clark 130.4
Marcus Carter 272.2 vs Timothy Dunn 302.8
Jacob Bonas 149.4 vs Marcus Wheeler 150.4

Venue: Venue: Masonic Temple
Promoter: Salita Promotions
Matchmaker: Dennis Turner
Doors: 4 PM
First Bout: 5 PM
Tickets at ticketmaster.com or Masonic Temple Box Office

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Weights/Photos by Bob Ryder Lanardo Tyner 141.8 vs Istvan Dernanecz 146.2 James Gordon Smith 119.2 vs Szilveszter Ajtai 117.6 Ja’Rico …




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Beltway Boxing 2016 — The Year of The Voyage

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Ross Molovinsky

Beltway Boxing 2016 saw numerous locals make out of town trips in attempts to further their careers. Locals traveled to 18 states and five countries. A few of those trips were made at the highest level of the sport as three Beltway Boxers participated in world title bouts.

On April 16, Gary Russell, Jr. made a successful defense of the WBC Featherweight title scoring a second-round TKO over Patrick Hyland in Mashantucket, CT. Two other locals were unable to capture world titles in their bids. Dominic Wade lost by second-round knockout to Gennady Golovkin for the Unified World Middleweight title on April 23 in Inglewood, CA and Thomas Williams, Jr. lost by fourth-round KO to Adonis Stevenson for the WBC Light Heavyweight title on July 29 in Quebec City, Canada.

Some prospects used road trips very successfully to become contenders. Jarrett Hurd won two nationally-televised contests by knockout in June and November to place himself in the top 10 among super welterweights in the WBA, WBC and IBF. Mike Reed won four times in 2016 and is now ranked sixth by the WBO at super lightweight. Also, Gervonta Davis scored two knockouts to place himself in the top 10 in the IBF at super featherweight and in line for a world title bout in January. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Ross Molovinsky Beltway Boxing 2016 saw numerous locals make out of town trips in attempts …


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Monabesa wins WBC International Silver title

Unbeaten light flyweight Tibo Monabesa (15-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Rene Patilano (15-3-3, 7 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to claim the WBC International Silver title on Saturday night in Jakarta, Indonesia. The first half of the fight was a very even and tactical affair. After the sixth round, Monabesa’s superior stamina began to show. The Indonesian fighter was able to effectively counter Patilano’s attacks and went on to a win a clear points victory. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 117-111.

Unbeaten light flyweight Tibo Monabesa (15-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Rene Patilano (15-3-3, 7 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to …


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Mickey Roman: I will beat Miura

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Just a week away from his fight with WBC #1 rated super featherweight Takashi Miura, #2 rated contender Miguel “Mickey” Román says he’s a dangerous fighter who has been ducked out of fear that he can take the belt off champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas, who has delayed fighting Roman on several occasions.

Roman is showing his displeasure at fighting Miura when as mandatory challenger he has already fought Jili Giner and Jerope Mercado. Román will Miura in a final eliminator, while the right to face Vargas was given to WBC #7 Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt. The Roman-Miura winner will be the next challenger to the Vargas-Berchelt winner. Both fights take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California, with HBO televising.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Just a week away from his fight with WBC #1 rated super featherweight Takashi Miura, #2 …


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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

By Nick Giongco

Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico on Jan. 29 in Macau. “I am all set and ready to go,” aaid Ancajas when Fightnews.com caught up with him in a scenic training camp in Lipa City, an hour and a half drive from the capital Manila.

Photo: Nick Giongco

Ancajas, who dethroned Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo last year, has viewed Rodrigue’s fights on the internet and believes he has what it takes to take him out.

“We cam handle him but we cannot afford to be overconfident,” said the 25-year-old from Panabo City in Mindanao, an area in the southern Philippines near Manny Pacquiao’s residence. (more…)

By Nick Giongco Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo …



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Mundine: I will whip Green

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) is a heavy underdog in the betting, but is showing good mobility after a hip operation in London and has prepared for a gruelling domestic cruiserweight title bout over ten rounds against Danny “The Green Machine” Green (35-5, 28 KOs) on February 3 at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia. Mundine is confident he’ll whip the former WBA light heavyweight champion again, even though in his opinion Green is a better boxer now than he was in 2006 when he defeated him over twelve rounds.

“I should be a 100-1 underdog,” Mundine told the Courier Mail. “This is some David and Goliath stuff, what’s going on right here. If I can pull this off, you all got to call me the Black Houdini or something because this is something that’s not supposed to happen. This don’t come around, not even in generations. I’ve had some good wins in my ­career but if I get the victory again over Green, this one will be unsurpassable. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) is a …


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Dashon Johnson continues winning ways

The Emerald Queen Casino is starting to feel like a second home to middleweight Dashon Johnson. The veteran fighter added another victory at the venue by stopping Ricardo Pinell (14-3-1) in the main event of Battle at the Boat 109 in Tacoma, Washington on Friday night. Johnson (22-20-3, 7 KOs) knocked Pinell down twice in the scheduled 10-round bout, once in the first and again in the fifth. The contest came to an end at 1:56 of the 10th round after Pinell’s corner threw in the towel.

It was the third straight win at the Emerald Queen Casino over the last 12 months for Johnson. He posted one of his biggest victories to date nearly one year ago in Tacoma when he defeated Mike Gavronski for the WBA-NABA United States super middleweight championship. Johnson followed up that win by besting Izaak Cardona locally on March 18, 2016. Over his last nine bouts, Johnson is 7-2 with his only setbacks coming against J’Leon Lone (23-1) and Jesse Hart (21-0) in a battle for the NABO super middleweight title.

The Emerald Queen Casino is starting to feel like a second home to middleweight Dashon Johnson. The veteran fighter added …


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Weights from Windy City Fight Night

Achour Esho 154 vs. Anthony Abbruzzese 152
(ABO super welterweight championship)

Josh Hernandez 128.5 vs. Thomas Smith 129
Martez McGregor 170.5 vs. Cesar Ruiz 171.5
Yousif Saleh 132.5 vs. Luis Ramos 137
Shawn Simpson 118 vs. Leonardo Reyes 118
Jessica McCaskill 134.5 vs. Carla Torres 128
Ruben Schobitz 164.5 vs. Joel Blair 164.5

Venue: UIC Pavilion
Promoter: Warriors Boxing

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Achour Esho 154 vs. Anthony Abbruzzese 152 (ABO super welterweight championship) Josh Hernandez 128.5 vs. Thomas Smith 129 Martez McGregor …


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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel Roman, 22-2-1, 8 KOs, won his scheduled 12-round WBA title eliminator against Adam Lopez of San Antonio, 16-1-1, 8 KOs, by TKO after nine rounds. Roman, Los Angeles, scored two knockdowns in round four and slowly wore Lopez down over the next five rounds. Finally, when Lopez returned to his corner after the ninth, his corner immediately asked referee Harvey Dock to stop it. The time was 3:00 of round nine. GH3 Promotions and Kings Promotions staged the 9-bout card.

With the win, Roman, who entered the fight rated WBA #4, earned a world title fight against WBA super bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno.

“I thought I was going to knock him out in the fourth,” said Roman, “I ran out of time. He was saved by the bell…I did what I told everyone I was going to do. But I can’t relax now. It’s time to prepare for Nehomar Cermeno.” (more…)

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel …



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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia’s father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman kickoff press conference earlier this week in Brooklyn. Garcia repeatedly called WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman the N-word and hurled dozens of profanity-laced insults and threats as the event quickly spiraled out of control.

Angel Garcia
Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

WBC Statement: The WBC is extremely concerned with the behavior and actions showcased by Mr. Angel Garcia, who is the trainer of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, during the press conference for the highly anticipated fight between Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman.

The WBC prides itself for its battle against apartheid in which South Africa was banned from boxing for 19 years and our constant rejection to any sort of discrimination and abuse of power.

The WBC condemns the foul language, the discriminatory threats and the very dangerous actions which could have led to a riot and personal injuries during this presentation. (more…)

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia’s father and trainer Angel Garcia during …


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Weights from Trenton, NJ

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

Photo: Daniel Clark

Zab Judah 143 vs. Jorge Luis Munguia 142
Mike Hilton 200 vs. Eric George 199
(IBO/USBO super middleweight title)
Derrick Webster 168 vs. Thomas Awimbono 168
Bryan Daniels 199.7 vs. Damien Lewis 196.6
Jimmy Kelleher 161.5 vs. Courtney McCleave 163.8
Andy Gonzalez 151.9 vs. Jason Wahr 151.5
Brandon Robinson 173.3 vs. Jermain Corley 167.2

Promoter: Boss Lady Promotions
Venue: Sun National Bank Arena

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale Zab Judah 143 vs. Jorge Luis Munguia 142 Mike Hilton 200 vs. Eric George …


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The Resurgence of Boxing in Thailand

In 2017, there will be great activity for Thai fighters in WBC world title fights.

It all starts on Wednesday when undefeated WBC minimumweight world champion Wanheng Menayothin (44-0, 17 KOs) puts his title on the line against undefeated Filipino Melvin Jerusalem (11-0, 7 KOs) on Wednesday in Phitsanulok, Thailand.

On March 4, Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai will face Mexico’s Juan “Churritos” Hernandez at the National Stadium Gymnasium in Bangkok, for the vacant WBC flyweight crown.

Then on March 18, former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will challenge WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez at Madison Square Garden.

For more WBC news, click here…

In 2017, there will be great activity for Thai fighters in WBC world title fights. It all starts on Wednesday …


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Weights from Mexico City

Photo: Zanfer

Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Brenda Ramos 108.5
Emmanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Dennis Contreras 122
Jonathan Martinez 135 vs. Hector Osorio 135.3
Martin Escamilla 134.7 vs. Kevin Nava 135
Mauricio Lara 119 vs. Martin Jimenez 120
Joshua Martinez 112.5 vs. Adrian Curiel 112
Bryan Mosiños 112 vs. Villanueva Akatzin 112

Venue: Gym Benito Juarez, CDMX
Promoter: ZANFER
TV: TV Azteca

Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Brenda Ramos 108.5 Emmanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Dennis Contreras 122 Jonathan Martinez 135 vs. Hector Osorio …



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Mendoza says WBA remains steadfast in pursuit of a single champion

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza told the Panamanian press on Friday morning that the organization’s commitment to having a single WBA champion in each division remains strong. “It’s not easy to clean house, but we’re doing everything possible. Most insiders know that an interim title for Argentinian Brian Castaño was approved, but this was a deal struck long ago and it was my duty to fulfill it. However, this is the last we’ll do,” said Mendoza.

He also stressed that Panamanian 130lb super champion Jezreel Corrales must fight American Jason Sosa, the regular champion of the division, thus continuing the reduction of champions. “We must remember that in 2016 Takashi Uchiyama and Javier Fortuna were ordered to fight by a resolution of the Championships Committee, however, they lost to Corrales and Sosa, who thus inherited this commitment.”

Regarding heavyweight division, Mendoza commented, “we ordered a tournament last year which couldn’t unfold due to many inconveniences. For this reason, I clarify here: Klitschko vs. Joshua is the super championship, Briggs vs. Oquendo is the regular title. The winner of the first bout should face Luis Ortiz, and the second meet Alexander Ustinov.” (more…)

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza told the Panamanian press on Friday morning that the organization’s commitment to having a single …


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Weights from Denmark

Patrick Nielsen 173.1 vs Bebi Berrocal 171.9

Dina Thorslund 120.4 vs Xenia Jorneac 121.9
(WBC Female World Youth Super Bantamweight Championship)

Abdul Khattab 160.9 vs Arman Torosyan 159.2
Mikkel Nielsen 152.1 vs Leri Tedeev 152.1
Stefan Haertel 170.2 vs Tomasz Gargula 169.8
Leon Bunn 176.4 vs Przemyslaw Binienda 173.1

Promoter: Sauerland Event
Venue: Struer Energi Park, Denmark

Patrick Nielsen 173.1 vs Bebi Berrocal 171.9 Dina Thorslund 120.4 vs Xenia Jorneac 121.9 (WBC Female World Youth Super Bantamweight …


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Diaz: It’s time for Crawford to face a real challenge

World ranked junior welterweight contender Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) has continued his verbal assault on WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford. “I spent half of last year calling out Crawford,” proclaimed Diaz today. “He went the easy route, facing John Molina, who entered their December title fight three pounds above the weight limit and was way overmatched. Now, it is time for Crawford to face a real challenge.

“It doesn’t look like he’ll be fighting Pacquiao any time soon. I am highly ranked by the WBC and WBO, and I am willing to go to Omaha, if that’s what he wants. I respect Crawford as a champion and would love the opportunity to knock him out in his hometown. My promoter Lou DiBella is ready and willing to talk to Bob Arum to get a deal done. It would be a great fight for boxing fans. Let’s get it on.”

World ranked junior welterweight contender Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) has continued his verbal assault on WBC/WBO junior welterweight world …


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Lara-Foreman viewership numbers

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara’s fourth round knockout win over Yuri Foreman in Miami last Friday night generated an average of 547,000 viewers, with a peak audience of 707,000 on Spike TV. Viewership ratings for Lara vs. Foreman scored 11% higher than the network’s previous Friday night telecast, which showcased Danny Jacobs vs Sergio Mora.

“I want to thank Spike TV and everyone involved with the promotion for giving me the opportunity to fight in Miami, in front of all my fans.” said Lara. “The last time I fought in Miami I got the knockout and that’s exactly what I wanted to do in this fight. I accomplished that goal and the fans got to see someone go down. Everyone loves the knockout. I’m happy to have delivered a positive rating for Spike TV. I can’t wait to return to the ring.”

He is expected to return to the ring sometime before summer.

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara’s fourth round knockout win over Yuri Foreman in Miami last Friday night generated an …


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Haye, Schaefer team up to tackle UK market

David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions has today announced a historic deal with U.S. boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to form Hayemaker Ringstar, a new promotions company. The deal marks Schaefer’s first business foray into the UK market, and it also ensures that Haye will in boxing long after he hangs up his gloves.

The first fight to be promoted by Hayemaker Ringstar will be Haye’s heavyweight clash with Tony Bellew, a co-promotion with Matchroom Boxing, at London’s O2 Arena on March 4th. While the focus will be on UK-based fights, Hayemaker Ringstar will also work on promoting fights in the USA, capitalizing on Schaefer’s contacts with broadcasters and venues.

David Haye: “The joint venture with Hayemaker and Ringstar will send shockwaves through British boxing. Together, we are creating a new kind of promotions entity…I have no doubt that Hayemaker Ringstar will become the UK’s leading promotional company.”

Richard Schaefer: “I’m delighted to be partnering with David to form Hayemaker Ringstar. The UK is a great market for boxing, with exciting fighters and passionate fans, and we’re determined to work with the most talented boxers to give people the fights they want to see.”

David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions has today announced a historic deal with U.S. boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to form Hayemaker Ringstar, …


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GGG-Jacobs NYC Media Blitz recap

Unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO’s) spent twenty-four hours in New York City last week to promote his highly anticipated showdown with WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO’s) set for March 18 at Madison Square Garden.

Here is behind the scenes video of courtesy Michael Sterling/K2 Promotions.

Unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO’s) spent twenty-four hours in New York City last week to …


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Weights from Indonesia

Rene Patilano 107.4 vs Tibo Monabesa 107.8
(WBC International Silver Light Flyweight title)

Promoter: Armin Tan

Rene Patilano 107.4 vs Tibo Monabesa 107.8 (WBC International Silver Light Flyweight title) Promoter: Armin Tan


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Roman, Lopez ready for war

Super bantamweights Danny Roman (122 lbs.) and Adam Lopez (121.6 lbs.) both hit their marks at Thursday’s weigh-in from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. The pair headline tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation broadcast with the winner of the 12-round WBA title eliminator facing WBA (regular) champion Nehomar Cermeno.

Danny Roman: “I think Adam Lopez is a good fighter. He can do a little bit of everything, but he’s not better than me. To be honest, I think he underestimates me. I don’t think he knows the type of fighter I am or the type of fighter I can be. I’m versatile. I’m here to win and I’ll do whatever it takes. If he tries to counterpunch me, I’ll counterpunch his counterpunch. If he stands up and boxes me, I’ll box him back. If he wants to brawl, I’ll brawl. It all depends on how he comes at me. Whatever he’s looking to do, I’m ready.”

Adam Lopez: “This fight it’s a title eliminator, but I learned my lesson. I had time to reflect on letting the IBF title chance slip away. Now I know what it is and what to do. My only focus is Danny Roman, once I get past him, I’ll think of what’s next. I think speed is a big factor in this fight. I watched some tape on Roman. I’ve seen him in some fights. He looked great when he fought Erik Ruiz, but in his last fight in November, he looked good but he didn’t look phenomenal. When I watched that fight I saw that there are a lot of things I could pick apart.”

Super bantamweights Danny Roman (122 lbs.) and Adam Lopez (121.6 lbs.) both hit their marks at Thursday’s weigh-in from Bally’s …


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Weights from Hinckley, Minnesota

Rob Brant 158.2 vs. Alexis Hloros 160
(WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship)

Photo: Greg Cohen Promotions

Duarn Vue 128.6 vs. Lance Williams 130.8
DeLorien Caraway 143.2 vs. Deonte Wilson 138.8
Skender Halili 154 vs. Romon Barber 153.8
Jose Homar Rios 133.8 vs. Matt Murphy 138.6
Adrian Taylor 180.6 vs. Matt Chavez N/A

Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, MN
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions

Rob Brant 158.2 vs. Alexis Hloros 160 (WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship) Duarn Vue 128.6 vs. Lance Williams 130.8 DeLorien Caraway 143.2 …


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Team Corrales awarded Best of the Year in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Seven commissioners and twelve specialized journalists met on Thursday night at BEK’s Restaurant to select the best of year 2016 in Panamanian boxing.

Photo: Héctor Villarreal

WBA super featherweight “super” champion Jezreel “The Invisible” Corrales (21-1) and his mentor Mrs. Lesbia Bazan de Moss were unanimously elected Fighter of the Year and Manager of the Year, respectively.

Corrales’ main coach, Juan “The Novelist” Mosquera was voted Trainer of the Year. (more…)

By Héctor Villarreal Seven commissioners and twelve specialized journalists met on Thursday night at BEK’s Restaurant to select the best …


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Adams, Roman make weight for WBA elim

Undefeated WBA #3 ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and WBA #4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) both made weight Thursday for their twelve round WBA title eliminator on Friday night at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

Adam Lopez 121.5 vs. Danny Roman 122
(WBA super bantamweight eliminator)
Ronald Ellis 167.5 vs. Christopher Brooker 167.5
Kenneth Sims Jr. 139 vs. Emmanuel Robles 139.75

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino
Promoter: GH3 Promotions, Kings Promotions
TV: Showtime

Note: Also on the Showtime telecast will be highlights from a bout between unbeaten super bantamweight Stephon Young (15-0-3, 6 KOs) and Olimjon Nazarov (14-3, 8 KOs). Young was originally slated to open the card, but his original opponent withdrew due to an injury, and Young’s fight was bumped.

Undefeated WBA #3 ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and WBA #4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) both …


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Vera prepared for toughest test in Larbi

By David Finger
Photo: Guy Taylor

Finding a future superstar in the squared circle is hardly an exact science. Obviously, talent is the most important ingredient. It’s the ingredient that all the connections in the sport will never compensate for. But once you find the fighter with the talent to be a star you need to find someone that fans just want to tune in to watch.

Talent is first, but there is also that intangible that makes people want to tune in. How many times have we seen a fighter with all the talent in the world just get ignored by the boxing public for one reason or another? That “it” factor can come in many forms, sometimes fans tune in to see them lose. (more…)

By David Finger Photo: Guy Taylor Finding a future superstar in the squared circle is hardly an exact science. Obviously, …


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Velasco-Marin headline in Guadalajara

On Saturday, February 11, at Jalisco Guadalajara Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico, a trio of well-established promoters, Eddie Reynoso of Clase y Talento Boxeo, Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions and Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, will team up to present a card headlined by undefeated welterweight Juan Jose “El Pitbull” Velasco (14-0, 8 KOs), who will defend his WBA Fedebol belt against once-beaten Fernando “El Cacho” Marin (13-1-3, 9 KOs).

In the eight-round super featherweight co-main event, Jose Matias Romero (12-0, 5 KOs) will take on Bernardo “Benny” Gomez Uribe (18-6, 11 KOs).

On the undercard will be a six-round lightweight scrap with Jairo “Jimmy” Llanes (9-1-1, 8 KOs) facing Emmanuel “El Guerrero” Valenzuela (4-5, 2 KOs) and an eight-round heavyweight battle featuring undefeated Filiberto “Chiquilín” Tovar (5-0, 2 KOs) against Lawrence Elizondo (8-1, 3 KOs).

On Saturday, February 11, at Jalisco Guadalajara Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico, a trio of well-established promoters, Eddie Reynoso of Clase …


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Boxing back on ESPN2

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions today announced a multi-year, international agreement for a series of fights to be televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. The first fight, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, is March 23. Fighters on the card will be announced soon. In the first year of the deal, ESPN will televise 18 fight cards throughout the U.S., in both English and Spanish, and on its wholly-owned and affiliated networks in Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and parts of Asia.

The series will be sponsored by Tecate. Dates are March 23, April 1, April 20, May 5, May 18, June 17*, June 30*, July 7*, July 15, August 4, August 18*, September 15*, September 30*, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, and December 14.

* ESPN Deportes only

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions today announced a multi-year, international agreement for a series of fights to be televised live …


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Frampton, Santa Cruz, Garcia, Zlaticanin speak

Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton, former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz, WBC lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin and former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia spoke about their upcoming match ups on January 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Leo Santa Cruz

“I’m very anxious to step back in the ring for the rematch. After the first fight when I heard the decision and got my first defeat, there was nothing in my head other than the rematch.

“I wanted the rematch because I knew I made some mistakes. I knew I wasn’t the best I could perform, so I said I could improve on things and I think I could get the victory next time.”

Carl Frampton

“I think that this is going to be another great fight, I think last time it was talked about as one of the fights of the year.

“I feel like a fully fledged featherweight now, I was going into the unknown last time I fought Leo, my first title fight at featherweight. I feel like a devolved featherweight now, stronger, bigger, punching harder, and I feel like at the end I’m going to get the win.” (more…)

Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton, former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz, WBC lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin and former …


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Pacquiao: I would love to fight in Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Future hall of famer Manny Pacquiao has not seen WBO#2 Jeff Horn in action but would love to fight in Australia where he has visited previously but has not signed off for the WBO welterweight championship bout against the Brisbane school teacher Horn that has been scheduled for April 23.

“I cannot say if he’s ready because I didn’t see his style or his face yet, so I don’t know,” Pacquiao told Fox Sports News 500. “He needs to prove it in the ring. Because in my previous fights many of them are saying they will stop me, they will knock me out and it’s not happening. We’re not finalizing yet, the fight or a future fight. I didn’t talk to Bob Arum about that yet. I’m hoping that the fight will be in Australia, I’d love to do that. I’ve been to Australia once or twice but for gambling. I’m still there. It depends how you discipline your self and how you work hard in training. I love exercise, I love working out.”

Pacquiao has been offered a reported $5 million to defend against Horn in what would be the first fight of a world to tour which would also include bouts in England and Russia with the final contest against Terrence Crawford in the USA.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Future hall of famer Manny Pacquiao has not seen WBO#2 Jeff Horn in …


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Callum Smith: I’ll fight anyone for a world title

Callum Smith says he is ready to fight any Super-Middleweight for the vacant WBC crown.

Smith is set to fight for the WBC strap next and travelled to New York to watch the unification battle between WBC champion Badou Jack and IBF king James DeGale MBE end in a thrilling draw.

In the ring after the fight, Jack and his promoter Floyd Mayweather declared that the Swede would move up to 175lbs and yesterday he vacated the title. (more…)

Callum Smith says he is ready to fight any Super-Middleweight for the vacant WBC crown. Smith is set to fight …


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Leo Santa Cruz: I want to show I am better than Carl Frampton

By Miguel Maravilla

Former three division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) is focused and ready for his rematch against WBA featherweight champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) on Saturday, January 28th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas live on Showtime. The WBC diamond belt is also in dispute.

Leo Santa Cruz
Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

“I am excited anxious and happy to step back in the ring. I want to go out and show what I have worked on,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com®. “I feel great with strength and conditioning and power. This camp has been good. I want to show I am better than Carl Frampton.”

Santa Cruz’ father/trainer Jose Santa Cruz added, “I have been here for this entire camp. It has been great with training and sparring. I believe me not being present for the last camp affected him.”

By Miguel Maravilla Former three division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) is focused and ready for his …


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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta “Tank” Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight title with an impressive seventh round KO over reigning beltholder Jose Pedraza on Saturday night in Brooklyn.

Photo: Team Davis/Mayweather Promotions

“Going into this fight, so many people had me as an underdog and said I didn’t have a chance to win,” commented Davis. “They said I didn’t have enough fights, I wouldn’t make weight and wasn’t focused enough, but I showed them that they were wrong. In this training camp, my coach and my team sat me down. They told me I was all over the place and that’s not me. They explained what I was going into and told me everyone makes mistakes, but this is your chance to make things right. I was reminded of all the stuff we have been through and we came up with a plan to win. We had short goals and long goals to make sure I was on point during the camp. (more…)

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta “Tank” Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight …




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