Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Charlo, Hatley, Berto, Porter make weight

Jermell Charlo 153.5 vs. Charles Hatley 153.75
(WBC super welterweight title)

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Andre Berto 146.5 vs. Shawn Porter 147
(WBC welterweight eliminator)

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Amanda Serrano 118.2 vs. Dahiana Santana 122.2
Jose Miguel Borrego 142.5 vs. John Delperdang 141.75
Richardson Hitchins 142.6 vs. Alexander Picot 141.4
Julian Sosa 142.8 vs. Emmanuel Valadez 139.6
Joseph Williams 185.8 vs. Felipe Romero 187
Kenny Robles 144.6 vs. Latorie Woodberry 142.4

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: Showtime

Jermell Charlo 153.5 vs. Charles Hatley 153.75 (WBC super welterweight title) Andre Berto 146.5 vs. Shawn Porter 147 (WBC welterweight …


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Krasniqi, Abraham make weight

Robin Krasniqi 166.6 vs. Arthur Abraham 168
(WBO super middleweight eliminator)

Note: No face-off because Abraham arrived 70 minutes late. He claimed it was because of a broken elevator.

Photos: Team SES / E. Popova

Tom Schwarz 236.5 vs. Adnan Redzovic 236.75
Adam Deines 174.8 vs. Lukasz Golebiewski 173.3
Emre Cukur168.25 vs. Zoltan Sera 166.6

Venue: Messe Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: PPV (USA), MDR (Germany)

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Robin Krasniqi 166.6 vs. Arthur Abraham 168 (WBO super middleweight eliminator) Note: No face-off because Abraham arrived 70 minutes late. …



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WBA addresses super middleweight division

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association ordered two fights in the Super Middleweight division. The first is for the super championship between Fedor Chudinov and George Groves, and the second the rematch between Tyron Zeuge and Isaac Ekpo for the regular title.

As for Chudinov-Groves, the fight is ordered Because of the unsolved case of the super title belonging to Felix Sturm. Sturm won the title on February 20, 2016, defeating Chudinov by majority decision (115-113, 115-113 and 114-114). The Russian team requested to direct rematch and while the WBA was reviewing the request, German Professional Boxing Commission reported that Sturm failed an anti-doping test.

Chudinov and Groves are expected to fight on May 27th and the winner will face the regular champion of the division. (more…)

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association ordered two fights in the Super Middleweight division. The first is …


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Nick Durandt dies in motorcycle accident

By Ron Jackson

Well known boxing trainer and manager Nick Durandt was killed in a motorcycle accident near Clarens in the Free State today. He was 53. Having trained and managed more world champions than any other South African trainer and manager, Nick Durandt has no equal in the history of South African boxing.

Photo: African Ring Collection

Durandt, son of Cliff Durandt, who played professional football for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic, was born on December 26, 1963 in Wolverhampton, England and arrived in South Africa with his father as a youngster. He first learnt his trade under the guidance of former multiple South African and Empire champion Willie Toweel.

Flamboyant, colourful and even controversial at times, Durandt has continued to produce world champions, South African champions and numerous other divisional champions of the world bodies, and has always had the biggest stable of boxers in the country. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Well known boxing trainer and manager Nick Durandt was killed in a motorcycle accident near Clarens in …




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Weights from Legionowo, Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Michael Grant 264.1 vs. Krzysztof Zimnoch 232.1

Dariusz Sęk 176.3 vs. Viktor Polyakov 173.9

Venue: Legionowo Arena, Legionowo, Poland
Promoter: Sferis Boxing Promotions, Babilon Promotions

By Przemek Garczarczyk Michael Grant 264.1 vs. Krzysztof Zimnoch 232.1 Dariusz Sęk 176.3 vs. Viktor Polyakov 173.9 Venue: Legionowo Arena, …


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Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak return on June 24 show in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Polish boxing stars will return to action on June 24 in Ergo Arena Gdansk and were officially introduced on Wednesday at Warsaw Marriott hotel press conference. Former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (50-3, 30 KO), former cruiserweight champion and still one of the elite fighters in his weight class Krzysztof Glowacki (26-1, 16 KO), former cruiser European champion Mateusz Masternak (38-4, 26 KO) and female European champion and world championship contender Ewa Brodnicka (12-0, 2 KO) were on hand for Polsat TV sports analyst Mateusz Borek’s new endeavor MB Promotions.

“I’m convinced that Mateusz passion and knowledge of the sport will help him succeed. We will do our best to help him present Polsat Boxing Night 7 best we can,” said Marian Kmita, Polsat TV sports director. In the main event, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek will face Australia’s hard hitting Salomon Haumono (24-3, 21 KO), Maternak will be tested by Ismayl Sillakh (25-3, 19 KO). (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Polish boxing stars will return to action on June 24 in Ergo Arena Gdansk and were officially …


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Broner arrested in bullet-riddled SUV

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner was arrested Thursday for an oustanding warrant in Covington, Kentucky. According to WLWT5, Police, responding to a report of shots fired, pulled over Broner who was driving in a bullet-riddled rented SUV. Broner stated he was shot at outside a club in nearby Cincinnati. He was later released on bond.

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner was arrested Thursday for an oustanding warrant in Covington, Kentucky. According to WLWT5, Police, responding …


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Shumenov injured, unable to defend against Dorticos

Cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs) suffered an eye injury in training on Wednesday and will not be able to defend his title against Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs) in the main event of a special Saturday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes, April 29 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.

Shumenov-Dorticos has been postponed until Shumenov has completely healed from his injury. It will be rescheduled as soon as Shumenov is healthy enough to return to training. There is no timetable yet on when he is expected to return from the injury.

WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Carlos Zambrano (26-0, KOs) defending his title against once-beaten contender Claudio Marrero (21-1, 15 KOs) has been elevated to the main event. (more…)

Cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs) suffered an eye injury in training on Wednesday and will not be …



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Rigondeaux-Flores added to Ward-Kovalev PPV

Reigning WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) will face WBA interim titleholder Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) in a long-awaited mandatory 12-round WBA title defense that will tarnish one fighter’s perfect record. Rigondeaux vs. Flores has officially been added to the Pay-Per-View undercard of Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 17. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Guillermo Rigondeaux: Some say I’m not exciting but it’s not my fault that once my opponents feel my power, they start running and stop throwing punches. Regardless of that, I’m going to give them what they want. I will be standing in the middle of the ring toe-to-toe and putting on a show for the fans. This is where I’ll show the world what my fans got to see in my last fight in the UK against [James] Dickens.

Moises Fuentes: I never stopped my preparations from the original date and look forward to making the Mexican fans proud when I defeat the great Rigondeaux.

Reigning WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) will face WBA interim titleholder Moises “Chucky” …


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Heavyweight showdown set: Whyte-Wach meet on June 3

Dillian Whyte returns to action in a crunch Heavyweight clash with Mariusz Wach at The O2 in London on June 3, live on Sky Sports. Whyte is back in the saddle after his epic battle with Dereck Chisora in December in Manchester, with the London pair going toe-to-toe over 12 exhilarating rounds that Whyte claimed via split decision.

‘The Bodysnatcher’ now steps up his pursuit of World honours in the capital against Wach, the Pole that took Wladimir Klitschko the distance for four World titles in 2012 and is ranked at number seven in the WBC and 14 in the IBF – and the 29 year old is planning to put in a performance that makes puts the World champions on red alert. (more…)

Dillian Whyte returns to action in a crunch Heavyweight clash with Mariusz Wach at The O2 in London on June …


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Benevidez-Medina clash in eliminator May 20

Unbeaten rising contender David Benavidez (17-0, 16 KOs) will meet exciting former title challenger Rogelio “Porky” Medina (37-7, 31 KOs) in a WBC super middleweight world title eliminator that headlines a special Saturday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes May 20 from Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.

Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features unbeaten featherweight contender Jorge Lara (28-0-2, 20 KOs) taking on hard-hitting brawler Mario Briones (28-5-2, 22 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight fight.

Benavidez and Medina will battle for the mandatory position to challenge for the vacant WBC super middleweight world title that will go to the winner of the agreed to Anthony Dirrell vs. Callum Smith clash.

Unbeaten rising contender David Benavidez (17-0, 16 KOs) will meet exciting former title challenger Rogelio “Porky” Medina (37-7, 31 KOs) …


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Nietes-Nantapech IBF officials named

Officials have been named for the ALA Promotions-presentation of the IBF flyweight championship fight between former two-division champ Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and #4 rated Komgrich Nantapech, taking place on April 29 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Referee Gerard White (USA) will join judges Gregorio Ortega (Philippines), Somsak Sirianant (Thailand), and Katsuhiko Nakamura (Japan). Filipino Fritz Gaston will be flying to Cebu to supervise the fight for the IBF.

Officials have been named for the ALA Promotions-presentation of the IBF flyweight championship fight between former two-division champ Donnie “Ahas” …



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Akavov returns/McGirts reunite Saturday in Phoenix

Boxing makes its way back to the Valley of the sun with a full card of boxing this Saturday night. The event will be promoted by Iron Boy Promotions. The site of the event will be the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak and Alex Vaysfeld of Union Boxing have their fighters appearing on a number of the bouts on show.

Recent world title challenger Artur Akavov (16-2, 7KOs) will take on Josue Ovando (14-13-1, 13KOs). The bout will be fought at a contracted weight of maximum 162 pounds and 8 rounds. It will be the first fight for Akavov since dropping a close decision to WBO middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders this past December. (more…)

Boxing makes its way back to the Valley of the sun with a full card of boxing this Saturday night. …


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All Star Boxing seeks to garnish Canelo’s purse

All Star Boxing is seeking to garnish $8.5 million plus interest from the purse of Canelo Alvarez in his upcoming May 6 PPV fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas. A motion for a “Writ of Garnishment After Judgment” was filed in Circuit Court in Miami, Florida. According to the motion, Canelo has failed to pay All Star Boxing the money owed from the court-ordered judgment earlier this year and doesn’t appear to have visible property on which a levy can be made to satisfy the judgment. Golden Boy Promotions, The MGM Grand Hotel/T-Mobile Arena, and HBO have in their possession or control goods/money belonging to Canelo that can be garnished.

All Star Boxing is seeking to garnish $8.5 million plus interest from the purse of Canelo Alvarez in his upcoming …


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Abraham-Krasniqi Final Press Conference

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Arthur Abraham and Robin Krasniqi faced off Tuesday at the final press conference for their WBO super middleweight eliminator on Satrday in Erfurt, Germany. The bout will be televised in the U.S. on pay-per-view.

Robin Krasniqi: “I have the maximum respect for Arthur. A big name who has achieved everything. But in the ring there can only be one winner. I’ve trained long and hard for my dream to become world champion. As always I’ve been diligent and disciplined. Everything I’ve done in the last six months I’m going to show on Saturday. The reward is a clear victory and the chance to win a world championship fight!”

Arthur Abraham: “I’m a person who doesn’t speak so much, I let actions speak. I’ll show you in the ring how we have trained. I’m going to win and fight for the championship. After that, a few title defenses. But we are now focusing on this fight. Both boxers have a good level. The fans can look forward to it. No matter who is in front of me, they must be beaten…in the ring there is just one thing. I want to win and I will win!” photos

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Arthur Abraham and Robin Krasniqi faced off Tuesday at the final press conference for …


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WBA orders Niyomtrong-Loreto.

The WBA Championships Committee ordered a mandatory fight between minimumweight world Champion Thammanoon Niyontrong (15-0, 7 KOs) from Thailand and number one rated contender Rey Loreto (23-13, 15 KOs) from the Philippines. The camps have a period of 30 days to negotiate. If they fail to reach an agreement, the Championships Committee will set a purse bid.

The WBA Championships Committee ordered a mandatory fight between minimumweight world Champion Thammanoon Niyontrong (15-0, 7 KOs) from Thailand and …



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Ceja-Moreno WBC eliminator in Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a clash of former world champions, Julio “Pollito” Ceja (30-2, 27 KOs) and Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (30-5-1, 12 KOs) meet May 27 in a WBC super bantamweight eliminator for a shot against current champ Rey Vargas. The event will take place at the Amador Convention Center in Panama City and will be broadcast to all of Mexico by Televisa Deportes. Ceja is ranked #5 in the WBC rankings. Moreno is #3.

Also, Saul “Baby” Juárez (23-5-1, 12 KOs), will also face the local star Leroy “Sensacional” Estrada (15-2, 6 KOs) S) in a minimumweight eliminator.

By Gabriel F. Cordero In a clash of former world champions, Julio “Pollito” Ceja (30-2, 27 KOs) and Anselmo “Chemito” …


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Redkach-Mendez collide May 2

Lightweights collide as Ivan Redkach (20-2-1, 16 KOs) battles former world champion Argenis Mendez (23-5-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, May 2 from the world famous Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center in Studio City, California promoted by featherweight world champion and fan favorite Leo Santa Cruz’s Last Round Promotions.

Televised coverage begins with unbeaten super bantamweight prospect Brandon Figueroa (11-0, 8 KOs) battling Mexico’s Luis Saavedra (7-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-round bout and the cousin of three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz, Antonio Santa Cruz (5-2, 2 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Arturo Torres (7-5-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round bantamweight fight.

Lightweights collide as Ivan Redkach (20-2-1, 16 KOs) battles former world champion Argenis Mendez (23-5-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round …


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Helenius to Chisora: You’re getting knocked out

Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) has hit back at claims made by Dereck Chisora’s (26-7, 18 KOs) coach Don Charles ahead of their rematch for the WBC Silver World Heavyweight title on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.

‘The Nordic Nightmare’ holds a controversial split decision win over Chisora from their all-action showdown December 2011, which many, including Charles, believed the British boxer did enough to win. (more…)

Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) has hit back at claims made by Dereck Chisora’s (26-7, 18 KOs) coach Don Charles …


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Khurtsidze arrives in England

Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs), the WBO #1 ranked middleweight contender, has arrived in England and is putting the finishing touches on his preparation for Saturday’s WBO interim championship bout versus #3 Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs). Khurtsidze vs. Langford will take place on Saturday at the Leicester Arena in Leicester, England. The event will be promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and air live on BoxNation in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, the bout will not air live on broadcast television in the United States.

Along with claiming the interim championship, the winner will be named the mandatory challenger to WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

“I am very excited to finally get this opportunity,” said Khurtsidze. “I’ve worked real hard these last few years to get another shot at a world title and I will give my best on Saturday to achieve my dream. It will be an honor to add the first loss to Tommy Langford’s record and to seize the interim WBO middleweight world title. After I defeat Langford, Saunders is next.”

Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs), the WBO #1 ranked middleweight contender, has arrived in England and is putting the finishing …


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Trainer says Charlo ready to deal with Hatley

By Jeff Zimmerman

Although the name Derrick James may not be a household name like other trainers such as Freddie Roach, Nacho Beristain or Robert Garcia, that could change pretty quickly for the 45-year-old former fighter from Dallas, Texas. It has been less than 10 years since his last pro fight, where he went a respectable 21-7-1 12 KOs, and is now on the verge of having 3 world champions under his tutelage.

Photo courtesy of Derrick James

His #1 horse is Errol Spence Jr. who fights Kell Brook May 27th for the IBF welterweight title and is considered by many as the next superstar of the sport. He also has Jermell Charlo, the reigning WBC super welterweight champion, who defends his belt this weekend against Charles Hatley, someone James knows extremely well from their years in the Dallas boxing scene. And then there is Rob Brandt the #3 ranked middleweight by the WBA who is working towards a title shot later this year. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Although the name Derrick James may not be a household name like other trainers such as Freddie …


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Showtime announces more fight dates

In addition to Klitschko-Joshua, Showtime today confirmed several more boxing telecasts.

Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL
Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) vs. Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs)
(IBF Super Featherweight World Championship)
Venue: Copper Box Arena in London, England

Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Gary Russell Jr. (21-1, 16 KOs) vs. Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17 KOs)
(WBC Featherweight World Championship)
Andre Dirrell (25-2, 16 KOs) vs. José Uzcátegui (26-1, 22 KOs)
(IBF Super Middleweight Interim World Championship)
Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KOs) vs. Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 KOs)
(WBA Super Lightweight Eliminator)
Venue: MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Saturday, May 27 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) vs. Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 19 KOs)
(IBF Welterweight World Championship)
Venue: Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England

Saturday, June 3 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) vs. Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KOs)(WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship)
Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KOs) vs. Jean Pascal (31-4-1, 18 KOs)
(WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Title)
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal

Friday, June 9 – ShoBox: The New Generation
Joel Diaz Jr. (23-0, 19 KOs) vs. Abel Ramos (17-2-2, 12 KOs)
(Super Lightweight)
Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y.

Expected This Summer:
Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and WBC Lightweight World Champion Mikey Garcia in separate events live on SHOWTIME.

In addition to Klitschko-Joshua, Showtime today confirmed several more boxing telecasts. Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL Gervonta Davis …


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Fonfara: Boxing tells you who you are

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“How can I be cocky against Stevenson after losing the first fight?” asks light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara. “Fighting against the world champion? With Virgil Hunter, we’re working on the best possible plan for June 3. Some pretty new stuff, but there’s also old school Plan B – just fight Stevenson rough and tough. He knows what that means.”

Andrzej Fonfara
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

Fightnews.com® immediately interviewed Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO) after Showtime officially announced his WBC light heavyweight title fight against current champion Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KO) on June 3 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “How can I be cocky against Stevenson after losing the first fight?” asks light heavyweight contender Andrzej …


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Showtime lands LIVE Joshua-Klitschko telecast, HBO gets same-day delayed replay

Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and K2 Promotions have reached agreement with U.S. premium television giants Showtime and HBO to televise the most significant heavyweight world championship match in more than a decade. On Saturday, April 29, IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua will face former unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko from a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London.

Showtime is the exclusive U.S. television partner of Joshua, while HBO has an exclusive agreement with Klitschko in the States. Each premium network will produce its own separate telecast of the main event match for the U.S. audience. SHOWTIME will televise its presentation LIVE at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT, while HBO presents a delayed telecast at approximately 10:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and K2 Promotions have reached agreement with U.S. premium television giants Showtime and HBO …


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Luis-Nunez Full Report

By Dave Spencer

Tony ‘Lightening’ Luis (23-3 8KO) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his hometown Cornwall Ontario fans and was victorious as opponent Noe Nunez (17-5-1-13KO) was unable to answer the bell for the 7th round. Luis ripped Nunez with hooks to the body all night and strayed low with one in the 4th that had the Mexican fighter on the canvas for a good three minutes. It was for all intents and purposes the turning point of the fight as Luis easily dominated a very angry fighter who was getting the second best of the exchanges from that point on. Luis seemed on the verge of stopping Nunez at the end of the 6th but got the TKO win when the fighter who turned 30 last Monday sank down to his knees in the corner and was unable to continue. (more…)

By Dave Spencer Tony ‘Lightening’ Luis (23-3 8KO) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his …


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Hatley ready to prove he’s one of the best

By Robert Hughes

This weekend Joe Boxing Fan is going to be asking ‘who the Bleep is Charles “The Future” Hatley and how did he get here?’

Answer: He is the future of boxing in the junior-middleweight division – if you ask him.

How did he get here? That’s a little deeper.

One fact can’t be blown off. “The Future” is the #1 ranked WBC challenger to Jermell Charlo’s title and if Hatley wins Saturday night he will have the ‘real’ super welterweight green and gold belt, not the secondary Silver model.

The boxing future for Hatley has been rambling down a long road for a long time and it has hit a few bumps and one big pothole. It sat behind the wheel going nowhere for long stretches. (more…)

By Robert Hughes This weekend Joe Boxing Fan is going to be asking ‘who the Bleep is Charles “The Future” …


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Mandatory Lippinets next in line for Indongo

Unbeaten IBF junior welterweight world champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) seized the WBA championship from Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KOs) title with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The immediate talk over many social media networks was a unification showdown for Indongo against unbeaten WBC and WBO 140lb champ Terrance Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs).

There are a few roadblocks for that fight to happen immediately as Crawford already has a scheduled May 20th defense against Feliz Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs). Indongo has an IBF mandatory defense against unbeaten Sergey Lippinets (12-0, 10 KOs). Lippinets earned his #1 mandatory status by defeating Leonardo Zappavigna (35-3, 25 KOs) this past December by way of knockout. He then patiently waited as a unification was approved between Indongo and Burns. He feels he has waited long enough and now expects a deal for him to fight Indongo to be agreed upon real soon. (more…)

Unbeaten IBF junior welterweight world champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) seized the WBA championship from Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 …


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Nietes planning to deliver a KO

Barely two weeks before the big night, Donnie Nietes’ camp reports the longest-reigning Filipino world champion and two-time world titlist is ready to make history. Scheduled for a 12-round world title battle against IBF ranked #4 Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand, Nietes stakes his undefeated status as a world champion for nearly 10 years for yet another milestone in Philippine Boxing.

As Nietes fights for a third world title division, he takes the challenge to become the third Filipino champion who’s won world titles in three divisions or more next to eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao and five-division world champion Nonito Donaire.

Nietes disclosed he just finished his 12-round sparring sessions last week and will be starting to slow down by this week. “I feel ready for the fight on April 29,” said Nietes. (more…)

Barely two weeks before the big night, Donnie Nietes’ camp reports the longest-reigning Filipino world champion and two-time world titlist …


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The 12th Round: The Three Minute Risk

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son

I refuse to be a rider on a bandwagon.
My platform is not a bandwagon.

Finally, Women’s Boxing has caught world attention in the news. Unfortunately, about the wrong topic. When there are so many positive things that can and should be done to bolster popularity for the sport, the focus is on… “longer rounds for female fighters”. And despite the wisdom of the science behind the 2-minute round, during this past week, there have been outcries from some women boxers demanding “equality “based on instituting a 3-minute round.

As President of the WBC, I will not jump on the Bandwagon only to see fine athletes crushed beneath its wheels. The easy thing to do would be to try to be popular, pretend to be a hero and agree to change the 2-minute round to 3-minutes. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son I refuse to be a rider on a bandwagon. My platform …


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Butt, Draw in Cache Creek card

By Jim Jenkins, Courtesy of Sacramento Bee

Former world super-flyweight champion Rodrigo Guerrero (25-6-2) of Mexico suffered a flash first-round knockdown, then was butted unintentionally early in the second round by Mike Ruiz Jr. (11-4-3) of Fresno, causing a gashed eye and forcing a technical draw in their main event Saturday night at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, Calif.

Frustrated Rodrigo Guerrero (left) and Mike Ruiz Jr. raise hands after butt-caused draw in main event. (Photo by Paco Presents)

Promoters Don Chargin and Paco Damian said there is a rematch clause in the bantamweights’ contract for another 10-rounder, so a second chance looms to fight for the International Boxing Association Americas vacant title. (more…)

By Jim Jenkins, Courtesy of Sacramento Bee Former world super-flyweight champion Rodrigo Guerrero (25-6-2) of Mexico suffered a flash first-round …


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Luis stops Nunez

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Tony Luis (23-3) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his hometown Cornwall, Ontario fans and was victorious as opponent Noe Nunez was unable to answer the bell for the 7th round. Luis ripped Nunez with hooks to the body all night and strayed low with one in the 4th that had him on the canvas for a good three minutes. It was for all intents and purposes the turning point of the fight as Luis easily dominated a very angry fighter who was getting the second best of the exchanges. Luis seemed on the verge of stopping the Mexican at the end of the 6th but got the stoppage win when Nunez sank down to his knees in the corner unable to continue.

In the co-feature former Olympian Custio Clayton (11-0) made quick work of Alfredo Chavez rocking him with a right hand and dropping him heavily for a ten count to end the opening round.

By Dave Spencer at ringside Tony Luis (23-3) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his …


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Indongo dominates Burns to unify WBA and IBF 140lb titles

In a huge super lightweight unification clash, unbeaten IBF champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) claimed the belt of WBA champion Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KOs) with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. After a slow start, Indongo’s power started paying dividends as he broke Burns down. Burns tried to rally late, but still he had to be wary of Indongo’s power. Burns down in round twelve, ruled a slip. Scores were 120-108, 118-110, 116-112.

WBA/IBF champ Indongo against WBC/WBO champ Terence Crawford for the undisputed title would be a natural.

Other Results:
Charlie Edwards UD12 Iain Butcher (super flyweight)
Edwards claims vacant British title.
Scores: 120-108, 120-109, 120-108

Robbie Barrett MD12 Scotty Cardle (lightweight)
Barrett dethrones British lightweight champ.
Score: 115-113, 114-112, 114-114

Lawrence Okolie KO1 Lukasz Rusiewicz (cruiserweight)
2016 Olympian Okolie goes to 2-0 with two first round KOs.

Josh Kelly W6 Jay Byrne (welterweight)
2016 Olympian Kelly wins pro debut
Score: 59-55

In a huge super lightweight unification clash, unbeaten IBF champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) claimed the belt of WBA …


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Arum: Horn’s chances improved against Manny

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says that Jeff Horn’s chances of dethroning WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on July 2 have improved. “I watched Horn’s last fight ringside in New Zealand and he’s a very capable young man,” Arum told The Sunday Mail from his home in Las Vegas. “If his fight with Pacquiao was in Vegas or Madison Square Garden in New York I wouldn’t give him much of a chance because I think nerves would take over against a fighter like Manny. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says that Jeff Horn’s chances of dethroning …


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Chavez Sr: My Son is bipolar

By Hesiquio Balderas

After recent reports that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was bored and tired of being in camp and wanted to leave the Otomí Training Center to continue his training in Las Vegas, Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr had some hard words for his son.

“Everything is going well according to what Julio has done in the past, but he’s not exactly where I want him to be. Julio is the type of person that won’t follow instructions. If you tell him to run at 8 am he runs at 10 am. If you tell him to spar six rounds, he spars more rounds or less rounds. So maybe I’m wrong because I want to change him, I don’t know. It’s just the way he is,” Chavez Sr. told David Faitelson of ESPN Deportes

“So, Julio has looked good in the gym but there are things that he should be doing better. Julio is a bit bipolar so at this moment everything is OK,” concluded Chavez Sr. (more…)

By Hesiquio Balderas After recent reports that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was bored and tired of being in camp and …


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Bivol erupts: Full Report

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Undefeated WBA Interim Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia scored a crushing-round TKO over a game but outmatched Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson of Cedar Hill, TX to retain his title in the main event in front of 2, 159 fans and a Showtime ShoBox national television audience at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Bivol started off very aggressive and dropped Clarkson twice with right hands in the first round. Clarkson to make a bout of it but was totally outgunned as Bivol patiently broke Clarkson down. Bivol would land a crushing left-right combination that would send Clarkson down to the canvas for the third and final time as referee Harvey Dock would stop the bout at 1:40 of the fourth round.

“I thought I would take four to five rounds to get going,” Bivol told reporters through his interpreter and manager Vadim Kornilov. “I was looking for the knockout and I hope everyone got what they wanted to see.” (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Mike Greenhill Undefeated WBA Interim Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia scored …




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