Jose Uzcategui uppdate

Jose Uzcategui uppdate

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Wlodarczyk edges Gevor in IBF eliminator

Wlodarczyk edges Gevor in IBF eliminator

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Crawford dominates and stops Diaz to retain WBC and WBO 140lb titles

Crawford dominates and stops Diaz to retain WBC and WBO 140lb titles

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Russell retains WBC feather belt, Dirrell claims IBF interim super middle belt via DQ

Russell retains WBC feather belt, Dirrell claims IBF interim super middle belt via DQ

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Tanaka defeats Acosta, retains WBO 108lb belt

Tanaka defeats Acosta, retains WBO 108lb belt

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Groves scores TKO over Chudinov

In a clash for the vacant WBA super middleweight world championship, three-time World title challenger “Saint” George Groves (26-3-0, 19 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former WBA super middleweight king Fedor Chudinov (14-2, 10 KOs). Chudinov controlled the fight for all sixth rounds. However in round six Groves landed a strong multi-punch combo, causing the referee to stop the fight. Time was 1:14.

In a clash for the vacant WBA super middleweight world championship, three-time World title challenger “Saint” George Groves (26-3-0, 19 …


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IBF Update on Uzcategui-Dirrell

On Thursday, May 25 the IBF received a written request from Jose Uzcategui’s advisor Sean Gibbons and his promoter Zanfer Promotions asking for a review of the Uzcategui vs. Dirrell bout that took place on May 20, at the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino in Baltimore, MD. Uzcategui’s camp claims that Referee Bill Clancy made an erroneous call when ruling that their fighter deliberately punched Andre Dirrell after the bell. They have requested that the IBF review the fight and order an immediate rematch. The IBF will consider the rematch on this coming Tuesday, May 30.

At that time the organization will also confer on disciplinary action against Leon Lawson for punching Jose Uzcateqgui in the ring on that night. A fighter’s safety in the ring is of great importance to the IBF and Lawson’s action will be addressed by the organization.

On Thursday, May 25 the IBF received a written request from Jose Uzcategui’s advisor Sean Gibbons and his promoter Zanfer …



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Groves-Chudinov on Facebook, YouTube

Showtime Sports will offer a fully-produced Facebook and YouTube live stream of the George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov WBA super middleweight world championship bout today from Sheffield, England. Groves vs. Chudinov will serve as a prelude to the welterweight title bout between IBF world champion Kell Brook and undefeated challenger Errol Spence Jr., which will air live on Showtime.

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Live coverage of Groves vs. Chudinov will be provided by Sky Sports Box Office with sportscasters Adam Smith and Carl Froch and will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT exclusively in the U.S. on the Showtime Sports Facebook page and the Showtime Sports YouTube channel. These platforms will be geo-blocked outside the U.S.

Showtime Sports will offer a fully-produced Facebook and YouTube live stream of the George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov WBA super …


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Lovemore Ndou talks about Paquiao-Horn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou talks about the WBO welterweight title bout between champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Jeff Horn on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia with a predicted live gate of 55,000 fight fans in attendance that will be a record in Australian boxing

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou talks about the WBO welterweight title bout between …




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Ndongeni returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Former IBO lightweight champion Xolisani Ndongeni returns to action for the first time in nearly seven months when he meets Razak Nettey of Ghana over ten rounds in a lightweight bout at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Sunday afternoon.
The fight will be shown live on SS9 on Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. Ndongeni relinquished the IBO belt in October last year before his fight with Juan Garcia Mendez. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former IBO lightweight champion Xolisani Ndongeni returns to action for the first time in nearly seven months …


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Kanat Islam still unbeaten

Undefeated WBA #4, WBO #6 super welterweight Kanat Islam (24-0, 19 KOs) remained unbeaten with a clear-cut victory over Norberto Gonzalez (23-9, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Boca Raton Resort & Spa in Boca Raton, Florida. Islam won by twelve round unanimous decision in a clash for the WBA Intercontinental and WBO NABO belts. The two-time Olympic star from Kazakhstan is hoping to land a title shot by the end of the year.

Undefeated WBA #4, WBO #6 super welterweight Kanat Islam (24-0, 19 KOs) remained unbeaten with a clear-cut victory over Norberto …


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Conlan, Saucedo, Alvarado win in Chicago

By Craig Wick at ringside

In the main event from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, Irish Olympic hero, Michael “Mick” Conlan (2-0, 2 KOs), gave most of the fans what they wanted with a (somewhat sloppy) 3rd round TKO over Alfredo Chanez (4-5, 2 KOs). Conlan busted up and dropped Chanez in round one with a right uppercut to the head, had his way in round two, and ended matters late in the 3rd, 2:59 to be exact, with a right hand to the left side of Chanez’s ribcage. The Mexican fighter, who spent the majority of his abbreviated evening looking towards referee Celestino Ruiz for assistance, complaining of one perceived foul or another, was deemed unfit to continue after rising from the canvas.

Top Rank is pulling out all the stops with Conlan, convinced that they have a major attraction on their hands. While the Irishman is only two fights into his pro career, his amateur pedigree, exciting style, and GQ cover looks suggest that their optimism may not be misguided.

In welterweight action, Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (25-0, 15 KOs) kept his undefeated streak rolling with an eight-round decision win over talented, but outgunned, Wilberth Lopez (18-8, 13 KOs) Tucson, AZ. Saucedo stalked Lopez throughout, frequently landing shots that would have rendered lesser fighters horizontal. Lopez, however, doesn’t get stopped and provided enough movement and return fire from his southpaw stance to occasionally make things interesting. One knockdown in the fight, late in the first, courtesy of a bullet right hand to the chin delivered by Saucedo. At the conclusion, all three judges saw it for “El Cholo,” 77-74 and 78-73 twice.

Former WBO super lightweight Champion Mike Alvarado returned after an 11-month layoff, defeating Matthew Strode (24-5, 9 KOs) Marion, NC, with an impressive stoppage in round two of a scheduled ten-round welterweight battle. Fans hoping to see how much Alvarado (37-4, 25 KOs) still had remaining in the tank didn’t have much to go on, as “Mile High” Mike simply ran over the game, but outclassed Strode. The end came after a pinpoint four punch combination to the head wobbled Strode so severely that referee Dr. David Smith felt compelled to end the contest. Official time was announced as 2:40 of the second. (more…)

By Craig Wick at ringside In the main event from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, Irish Olympic hero, Michael “Mick” Conlan (2-0, …


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Moreno, Ceja make weight in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Julio Ceja 120.5 vs. Anselmo Moreno 121.75 – on second attempt.
(WBC super bantamweight eliminator)

Saul “Baby” Juarez 104.75 vs. Leroy Estrada 104
(WBC minimumweight eliminator)

Luis Rueda 134 vs. Barnie Arguelles 134.5
Rafael May 146 vs. Alberto Mosquera 147
Iwier Henriquez 117 vs. Luis Rios 118
Yohan Vasquez 125.75 vs. Jose Graterol 124.75
Wilman Contreras 140.5 vs. Juan Huertas 139.5
Damian Rodríguez 149.75 vs. William Gonzalez 150
Nelson Guillen 133.75 vs. Jose Nuñez 134.5
Mayte Aguilar 132.5 vs. Monica Henao 133.75

Venue: Centro de Convenciones Amador
Promoter: Laguna Boxing Promotions
First fight starts 7:30 pm

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By Héctor Villarreal Julio Ceja 120.5 vs. Anselmo Moreno 121.75 – on second attempt. (WBC super bantamweight eliminator) Saul “Baby” …



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Salido, Perez weights from Obregon, Mexico

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Orlando Salido 133.5 vs. Aristides Pérez 133.5

Kenia Enriquez 107.5 vs. Mary Salinas 107.5
Gilberto Parra 108 vs. José Rivas 108
Elvis Torres 132 vs. Antonio Bustamante 133
Jessica Nery Plata 112.2 vs. Delia López 112.2
Bryan Mosiños 114 vs. Raúl Esquer 113.5
Melissa Esquivel 125.5 vs. Beatriz Arambure 125.5
Julio Barraza 132 vs. Diego Ledesma 134
Guadalupe Ramírez 133 vs. Julio López 132
Sulem Urbina 113 vs. Carol Castro 113

Venue: Expo Obregon, Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
TV: TV Azteca, Bein Sports
Promoter: Zanfer

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Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Orlando Salido 133.5 vs. Aristides Pérez 133.5 Kenia Enriquez 107.5 vs. Mary Salinas 107.5 Gilberto Parra 108 …


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Mohoumadi-Rebrassé for EBU 168lb title

By Marco Bratusch

New European super middleweight king Hadillah Mohoumadi (22-4-1, 16 KOs) will defend his continental laurel in a voluntary affair against his French countryman Christophe Rebressé (25-5-3, 6 KOs) in what can be seen a very intriguing matchup between two tough, durable men. The boxers met and greeted each other recently at the MK Events card in Paris, since both men are now promoted by Malamine Koné whose promotion company will announce date and venue for the bout during the following weeks. Mohoumadi won the EBU title for the second time in his career early this month against Mariano Hilario in Spain via comfortable decision. Rebrassé held the same title in 2014 when he stopped Ali Ndiaye in round 4 to avenge a deeply home-cooked split draw decision which had prevented him to win the vacant belt at the end of their first encounter in 2013. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch New European super middleweight king Hadillah Mohoumadi (22-4-1, 16 KOs) will defend his continental laurel in a …


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Brook, Spence, Groves, Chudinov make weight

Kell Brook 146.7 vs. Errol Spence Jr 146.6
(IBF welterweight title)

George Groves 167.5 vs. Fedor Chudinov 167.25
(WBA super middleweight title)

Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Showtime

Kell Brook 146.7 vs. Errol Spence Jr 146.6 (IBF welterweight title) George Groves 167.5 vs. Fedor Chudinov 167.25 (WBA super …


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Vera defends NABA title July 15th

By David Finger

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing showcases a lineup of contenders and former champions Saturday July 15th at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona. In the main event, WBA #7 ranked super welterweight John “The Phenom” Vera (16-0, 10 KOs) defends his NABA title against former WBO Latino champion Daniel Rosario (11-2, 10 KOs). Vera is coming off a tough split decision win over former WBO world title challenger Salim Larbi back in January, and is looking to position himself into a world title fight with a dominant performance over Rosario. (more…)

By David Finger Roy Jones Jr. Boxing showcases a lineup of contenders and former champions Saturday July 15th at the …



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Moloney Brothers return on June 3

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #11 bantamweight Andrew Moloney (12-0) will clash with Aramis Solis (16-4) over ten rounds at the Function Centre, Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia on June 3. In other action, Andrew’s brother WBA #9 super bantamweight Jason Moloney (12-0) will do battle against Emanuel Aramdariz (12-2-2) over ten rounds. Also classy super-middleweight Jayde Mitchell (13-1-0) will be in against Istvan Zeller (37-15-0) over ten rounds. Promoter is Lynden Hosking, with Stuart Duncan doing the matchmaking.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #11 bantamweight Andrew Moloney (12-0) will clash with Aramis Solis (16-4) over …


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Weights from Boca Raton, Florida

Kanat Islam 153.8 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 154
(WBO/NABO & WBA Intercontinental Junior Middleweight titles)
Zhonkosh Turarov 150.8 vs. Gustavo Garibay 151
Mike Balogun 240 vs. Terrance Marbra 217.6
Zhang Zhilei 250.6 vs. Curtis Harper 244
Dagoberto Aguero 118 vs. Gustavo Molina 123.8
Jonathan Perez 135.6 vs. Raul Chirino 134
Bruce Lutchmedial 156.6 vs. Christopher Salerno 159.8

Promoter: Nelsons Promotions
Venue: Boca Raton Resort and Spa
1st Bell: 7 PM ET
TV: Fite.TV and TvTibi at 8 PM ET

Kanat Islam 153.8 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 154 (WBO/NABO & WBA Intercontinental Junior Middleweight titles) Zhonkosh Turarov 150.8 vs. Gustavo Garibay …


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Weights from Chicago

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Michael Conlan 123.5 vs. Alfredo Chanez 121.5
Alex Saucedo 142 vs. Wilberth Lopez 143
Mike Alvarado 147 vs. Matthew Strode 147
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 153 vs. Daniel Echeverria 154.5

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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By Przemek Garczarczyk Michael Conlan 123.5 vs. Alfredo Chanez 121.5 Alex Saucedo 142 vs. Wilberth Lopez 143 Mike Alvarado 147 …


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Brandon Rios returns June 11

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-3-1, 24 KOs) returns to the ring to take on Mexico’s Aaron Herrera (32-6-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of a Special Edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Sunday, June 11 from The Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.

Televised coverage begins at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT after the Mexico vs. USA World Cup qualifier on FS1 and FOX Deportes and will feature unbeaten Mario Barrios (18-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight contest against Mexico’s Jose Luis Rodriguez (23-8-1, 13 KOs) and undefeated prospect Jose Miguel Borrego (11-0, 10 KOs) squaring-off against once-beaten Kevin Watts (11-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight bout. (more…)

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-3-1, 24 KOs) returns to the ring to take on Mexico’s Aaron Herrera …



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WBA won’t sanction Mayweather-McGregor

The WBA views a possible fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor as nothing more than an exhibition and will not sanction the bout.

“I believe that this would only be an exhibition match,” said World Boxing Association President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza said during a press conference on Thursday in Panama. I don’t think that it’s good for boxing for this to be endorsed as an official fight. I think both are great athletes, but Floyd is retired and if he wants to return there are great boxers he can face to give a good show.

“I know this fight may take place. However, I want to make clear that the World Boxing Association will not be involved in the event. We respect both athletes and I think Mayweather has proven to be the best, just as McGregor has done in the UFC, but a fight between the two, if it happens, shouldn’t be more than an exhibition.”

The WBA views a possible fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor as nothing more than an exhibition and will …


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WBA suspends judges, orders N’Dam-Murata, Barthelemy-Relikh rematches

The WBA has announced that judges Gustavo Padilla and Hubert Earle are suspended for six months after their scoring in the Hassan N’Dam and Ryota Murata WBA middleweight title fight last Saturday in Japan. They will then have to pass some tests before being allowed to judge again for fights sanctioned by the WBA and its regional bodies.

The organization cannot take similar action against judges John Gradowski, Henry Grant and Don Risher, who judged the fight between Rances Barthelemy and Kiryl Relikh because in the USA, it’s the local commissions select the judges, however the WBA will inform the Maryland Commission of their view in the matter.

In both cases, the WBA is ordering rematches.

The WBA is also considering incorporating a fourth judge with the WBA Supervisor also scoring the fight. This card can be requested by either fighter in the event of a controversial decision or as a tie-breaker in a draw.

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The WBA has suspended Andre Dirrell trainer Leon Lawson Jr. indefinitely for his sucker punch of Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui after Saturday night’s fight.

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The WBA will respect due process in the case of heavyweight Shannon Briggs, who tested positive testosterone in the test conducted by VADA. He is entitled to request the opening of the B test.

The WBA has announced that judges Gustavo Padilla and Hubert Earle are suspended for six months after their scoring in …


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Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne Returns June 2

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) will return to ring action on June 2nd against American journeyman Mathew Greer (16-20, 13 KOs) at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Browne talked to Paul Nasari on radio 2BACR 100.9FM.

“I’m extremely happy to be getting back in the ring. It has been over a year now without fighting.” Browne said. “I have been training six days week. I will be fighting June 2nd at Club Punchbowl in Sydney. It’s been a long time since I boxed in Sydney. I’m going to put on a good show in front of the home crowd.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) will return …


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IBF to Launch Silk Road Championship Tournament

During the productive and fruitful week of the IBF 34th Annual Convention in St. Petersburg, FL, IBF executive officers along with representatives and boxing promoters from the B & R Region (Silk Road Economic Belt & 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road) met to discuss the establishment of the IBF B&R Region and the launching of the IBF Silk Road Championship Tournament. The B&R Region is made up of approximately 70 countries spanning from Asia, through Africa and the Middle East, to the Baltics and Europe. The purpose of this multinational tournament is to stimulate boxing in the region and provide a platform, not only for fighters to develop their professional boxing careers, but to provide opportunities for promoters in the region to produce quality boxing events for boxing fans to enjoy as well. The Silk Road Championship Tournament will take place in numerous countries following the path of the “Silk Road” throughout Eurasia and Africa. (more…)

During the productive and fruitful week of the IBF 34th Annual Convention in St. Petersburg, FL, IBF executive officers along …


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34th IBF convention officially closes

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman

The final meeting of the 34th annual IBF convention was held this morning in St. Petersburg, FL. The first order of the day was taking suggestions for next year’s convention. Possible sites include: St. Petersburg (Russia), Rome, Philippines, Macau (China) and Philadelphia. After cost analysis, federation exposure and travel feasibility, a decision will be rendered and made public. That was all the content of the closing meeting and with that, IBF president Daryl Peoples officially closed the 34th convention, bidding fare travels to the assembled delegates until next year, wherever that may be.

A private directorate meeting will be held this afternoon, in which matters concerning the Andre Dirrell-Jose Uzcategui fight as well as issues concerning the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko rematch and mandatory defense obligations will be deliberated and ruled upon. Fightnews.com will dispense the news as we learn it.

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman The final meeting of the 34th annual IBF convention was held this morning …


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Farenas headlines at Fight Club OC Show

Six pro bouts are set for next Thursday’s Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. The June 1 st show will be highlighted by an eight-round featured bout starring lightweight contender 41-5 Michael Farenas. The Filipino who goes by the nickname “Hammer Fist” has been inactive for the past 16 months but now Has moved to Los Angeles with a new trainer and management, and is ready to get back in the lightweight title picture. Farenas will face Mexicali’s tough Oscar Mora in this solid eight round bout. (more…)

Six pro bouts are set for next Thursday’s Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & …


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Kevin Rivers victorious in comeback fight

Hollywood came out in full force to catch a night filled with action-packed boxing matches, live performances and more at the B. Riley & Co. 8th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. The star-studded evening of boxing presented by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions benefitted the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and its mission to fund life-changing research, care and awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images for Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

In the main event to the exclusive charity boxing soiree, Kevin “K-Smoove” Rivers, Jr. (14-1, 10 KOs) took on Mexico City’s rugged Roberto “Escorpión” Pucheta (10-11-1, 6 KOs) in a six round lightweight bout. Rivers, Jr., returning to the ring after a 16 month absence, turned up the heat in the third round throwing combinations, giving his opponent a bloody nose late in the round. “K-Smoove” found his groove as the rounds progressed, landing with accuracy. The judges scored the bout all in favor of the East Coast fighter, awarding Rivers, Jr. the unanimous decision win with scores of 60-54, 58-56, and 59-55. (more…)

Hollywood came out in full force to catch a night filled with action-packed boxing matches, live performances and more at …


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Annual IBF Awards Banquet

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman

Some 300+ delegates of the IBF/USBA 34th annual convention were on hand to celebrate the best in boxing at the annual awards banquet Wednesday evening. Emcee duties were expertly handled by former NFL guard with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles Ian Beckles.

Current awards, as well as some overdue rings were presented as follows:

IBF Female Fighter of the Year: Leonela Yudica, IBF Female Flyweight Champion
Still undefeated at 12-0-1, Señora Yudica, balances her boxing career with her full time job as a teacher at an elementary boys school in her hometown of San Juan, Argentina.

(more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman Some 300+ delegates of the IBF/USBA 34th annual convention were on hand to …


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Srisaket, Yuh and Titov, Best of WBC Asia 2016

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Asian Boxing Council

Asian Boxing Council (ABCO), a regional organization affiliated with WBC, had held “WBC Asia and WBC Muaythai Press Conference and Annual Awards Presentation 2016-17” on Wednesday at Asia Hotel in Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand. The highlight of the event was the annual awards’ presentation to the boxers and promoters who have an outstanding achievement during the year. The WBC Asia Boxer of the Year is the current WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Nakornloung who regained his WBC crown by defeating Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez on March 18. The WBC Asia Female Boxer of the Year is Korean Hee Jung Yuh who is now the WBC Asia Female Super Flyweight title holder. The WBC Asia Promoter of the year is Mr.German Titov of RCC Boxing Promotions who promoted 13 WBC Asia championship bouts during 2016.

The others WBC Asia awards of the year were as follows: (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Asian Boxing Council Asian Boxing Council (ABCO), a regional organization affiliated with WBC, had held “WBC …


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IBF Champion Davis Signs Under Armour Endorsement Deal

By Gary Williams

IBF Super Featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis has signed an exclusive endorsement deal with Under Armour. The deal was announced today with the unveiling of new billboards that hover over Interstate 95 in Davis’s hometown of Baltimore, MD.

The 22-year-old Davis, who successfully defended his title with a crushing third-round TKO over Liam Walsh on May 20th in London, England, joins fellow world boxing champions Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Anthony Joshua along with legendary Baltimore-area athletes Ray Lewis and Michael Phelps as Under Armour endorsers. Under Armour’s headquarters are in Baltimore.

By Gary Williams IBF Super Featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis has signed an exclusive endorsement deal with Under Armour. The …


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De Carolis to take on Polyakov in Rome for WBA Intl

By Marco Bratusch

Former WBA “Regular” super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-7-1, 12 KOs) will finally have his comeback fight in Rome on July 13th for the vacant WBA International belt, according to his promoter Round Zero. The 32-year-old Roman fighter is scheduled to face rugged Russian Viktor Polyakov (12-1-1, 6 KOs), most likely at the Stadio Centrale del Tennis, one of the tennis stadiums where the customary “Internazionali” tournament is played in the “eternal city” during springtime.

De Carolis’ last fight occurred in Potsdam, Germany, last November in a Sauerland Event promoted card, where he dropped his belt into the hands of young challenger Tyron Zeuge who beat him by late K.O. after a solid performance. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch Former WBA “Regular” super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-7-1, 12 KOs) will finally have his comeback …


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It’s hammer time In Philly, Lundy looks sharp in open workout

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Perennial lightweight contender and division-jumper, Hammerin’ Hank Lundy, 27-6-1, 13 KOs, held an open workout today at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia in advance of his June 2nd main event bout against Mexican Daniel Evangelista Jr., 19-7-2, 15 KOs, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. The fight is a homecoming for Lundy, a South Philly native, has not fought at home for nearly eight years.

Lundy, one of the more colorful characters of the local fight scene, addressed the attending media members, and answered questions from social media followers.

“It’s always big coming home,” Lundy said about his return to Philadelphia. “I have a lot of fans, a lot of love and support in Philly, and this is a good chance to let them see me perform at home. (I want to) Give back a little. It feels good. It’s my hood.”

“Training camp has been good,” Lundy said. “I’ve been ahead of the schedule. I was in camp with Shawn Porter, got him ready for the Berto fight. I was the key guy out there in sparring sessions. So I’ve been cruising and just waiting to turn it up, getting ready for my fight.” (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Perennial lightweight contender and division-jumper, Hammerin’ Hank …


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IBF 2017 Convention Day 4

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman

Day 4 of the 34th annual IBF convention began with the medical seminar, continued with the judges seminar and concluded with the annual awards banquet.

Doctors Domenic Coletta, Jr., Massimiliano Bianco, Paul Wallace and Rick Weinstein all presented talks based on their experience as ringside physicians and varying topics of concern in and outside the ring. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman Day 4 of the 34th annual IBF convention began with the medical seminar, …


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Brook: There’s no way he can beat me / Spence: This is my time to get the belts

Kell Brook will make his fourth IBF Welterweight World Title defense against U.S. star Errol Spence Jr. at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England this Saturday on SHOWTIME. Both fighters participated in a public media workout today, Wednesday, at Peace Gardens in Sheffield, England.

Kell Brook: There’s no way he can beat me. I’m a man possessed and I have a serious job to do. This is my night to shine…I love it [being the underdog]. I was born for it. People don’t have me winning this fight, but that just gives me the extra energy I need to go out and prove them all wrong.

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Errol Spence Jr: “This is my time, this is my era. This is my time to shine. This is my time to get the belts, this is my time to unify and become the undisputed welterweight champion of the world…I feel Saturday is kind of like a USA vs. UK battle. And U.S.A. is going to win!”

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

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Kell Brook will make his fourth IBF Welterweight World Title defense against U.S. star Errol Spence Jr. at Bramall Lane …


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Povetkin opponent named

Former heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin will return July 1 against Ukrainian Andrey Rudenko at the “Russia” (Luzhniki)
Concert Hall in Moscow. The 33-year-old Rudenko is rated WBO #9, WBC #13 and IBF #13 and has a record of 31-2, with 19 KOs. Povetkin-Rudenko will headline a big boxing show promoted by “World of boxing.”

Former heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin will return July 1 against Ukrainian Andrey Rudenko at the “Russia” (Luzhniki) Concert Hall in …


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Cotto-Kamegai collide Aug 26 for WBO 154 title

Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only four-division world champion in the rich boxing history of Puerto Rico, will return to the ring on Saturday, August 26 to take on the always-exciting Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) in a 12-round match for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Cotto will attempt to secure a sixth world championship in four weight classes as he makes his 23rd appearance on HBO.

Miguel Cotto: “I’m very excited to be back and showcase a high level fight for the fans. Kamegai is a great, tough fighter, but I will be ready for him and to capture the world title. I can’t wait to start training for this fight and get back in the ring on August 26.”

Yoshihiro Kamegai: “I fully understand who I am going to be in the ring against, but Cotto’s record and history won’t matter once we are toe-to-toe. I am looking forward to giving fans the kind of aggressive fight that they have seen from me before and having my arm raised in victory.”

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya: “Miguel Cotto is a legend who is still fighting for title belts more than a dozen years after first being crowned a world champion. It’s remarkable. But I’ve seen Kamegai in action many times, and the guy doesn’t ever take a step back. Miguel will have his hands full on August 26.”

Hector Soto, Vice President of Miguel Cotto Promotions: “August 26 will mark the return of Miguel Cotto pursuing his sixth world title. Cotto vs. Kamegai will be another epic battle that promises fireworks in the ring between Puerto Rico and Japan. Miguel Cotto is back on the big stage of boxing, fighting in Los Angeles on HBO. Nobody can miss it.”

Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only four-division world champion in the rich boxing history of Puerto Rico, will return …


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Bivol-Agnew added to Ward-Kovalev PPV

Before fans at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and those watching live on pay-per-view are treated to the much-anticipated rematch between Andre “S.O.G.” Ward and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Titles on June 17, they will be excited by another light heavyweight match-up. WBA interim champion Dmitry Bivol (10-0, 8 KOs) will face Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (29-2, 15 KOs) in a non-title ten-rounder.

Dmitry Bivol: “Cedric Agnew is the opponent with the biggest name in my career so far. He is an experienced fighter and is well-skilled defensively. The Kovalev and Ward rematch is the most important fight in the light heavyweight division right now and I am honored to be part of such an event. I am very motivated and excited about this fight and I am anxious to showcase my skills in the mecca of boxing of Las Vegas, USA live on one of the top boxing networks of HBO Pay-Per-View.”

Cedric Agnew: “This is my destiny and I won’t let anything or anyone stop me from conquering it. I will show everyone on fight night how serious I am.”

Before fans at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and those watching live on pay-per-view are treated to …


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FS1 card gets highest ratings to date

Saturday’s exciting Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 featuring unbeaten rising super middleweight contender David Benavidez knocking out former title challenger Rogelio “Porky” Medina in the eighth round averaged 364,000 viewers for the show, according to Nielsen Media Research. The card was the most-watched Premier Boxing Champions show on FS1 to date.

The FS1 audience peaked in the 10:00 PM ET – 10:15 PM ET quarter hour with 580,000 viewers, who watched unbeaten featherweight contender Jorge Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) of defeat Mario Briones by third-round knockout in their scheduled 10-round contest.

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