LA Fight Club weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Patrick Teixeira 156 vs. Don Mouton 156.2
Zachary Ochoa 141.2 vs. Alejandro Rodriguez 141
Antonio Gutierrez 156.8 vs. Victor Fonseca 159.4
Francisco Ochoa 132.6 vs. Isaac Avalos 131.8
Pablo Rubio 121.8 vs. Adrian Rodriguez 119.4
Joshua Franco 114.6 vs. Saul Hernandez 113.2
Abraham Lopez 139.6 vs. Andrew Gomez 139.6

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV


Ramirez, McKenzie make weight

IBF cruiserweight champion Victor Ramirez outweighed challenger Ovill McKenzie by more than eight-and-a-half pounds at the official weigh-in for their world title clash on Friday night in Benavides, Argentina.

Victor Ramirez 199.9 vs Ovill McKenzie 191.3
(IBF cruiserweight title)

Venue: Villa La Ñata Sporting Club in Benavídez, Argentina
TV: TyC, BoxNation

Darchinyan returns Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF, WBC, WBA, IBO champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (40-8-1, 29 KOs) will be in action on Saturday against Mongkoichai Lookmuangkanch (12-4, 7 KOs) of Thailand over ten rounds at the Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia. In the 39-year-old Darchinyan’s most ring appearance against Jesus Cuellar the Australian-based, Armenian-born Darchinyan suffered an eight round stoppage in a WBA featherweight challenge. Continue reading

Dunn-Douglin set for October 24

Star Boxing’s just-signed Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) will defend his IBO super middleweight world championship and put his unbeaten record on the line against Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin (19-4, 12 KOs) on October 24th at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, it was announced today by Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia.‎‎ The bout is the main event in the next installment of Star Boxing’s Rockin’ Fights series.‎ “This will be an action fight from the opening bell,” said DeGuardia. “Both fighters are crowd-pleasers with their propensity for the knockout. All but three of Zac’s wins have been by KO, and Douglin has won almost 60 percent of his fights via knockout. It’s a great fight for boxing enthusiasts.”‎‎

Ex-champions collide: “Titere” Vazquez returns against Mendez

Former world champions Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (35-4, 13 KOs) and Argenis Mendez (22-3-1, 12 KOs) will meet in a 10-round lightweight clash Tuesday night on FS1 and FOX Deportes from The Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas. A IBF lightweight champion, the 28-year-old Vazquez retained his title six times during his championship reign (all by decision) before losing a controversial split decision against Mickey Bey. He is currently rated IBF #5, WBA #6 and WBC #9. Mendez, who previously held the IBF super featherweight title, is rated IBF #11.

The October 6 event is headlined by undefeated power-puncher Julius “The Chef” Jackson (19-0, 15 KOs) squaring off against the exciting Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (23-1, 19 KOs) in a 12-round super middleweight clash.

Randall Bailey media day in Korea

Photo: Hyun Tae Bae

Former two-division world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey (45-8, 38 KOs) met with a large local group of media today in Seoul, Korea. The gathering took place at the AK Boxing Gym owned by Bailey’s promoter Andy Kim (AK Promotions). Kim started on his current quest about a year ago to bring boxing back to Korea as it was in years past. His timing seems to be right on point as there is speculation of a multi-billion dollar project in development locally that could have a major positive impact on his plans for boxing in Korea.

Pro boxing returns to Hyannis, Massachusetts

Professional boxing will return to Cape Cod for the second time this calendar year on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Barnstable High School. In the main event, Northeast heavyweight champion Jesse Barboza (10-1-1, 6 KOs) will put his title on the line in an eight-round fight against an opponent to be named at a later date. Barboza, a 2004 graduate of Barnstable High School and former team football captain, is excited about the opportunity to compete at his alma mater. Continue reading

Ramirez ready to defend IBF title against McKenzie

By Karl Freitag

IBF cruiserweight champion Víctor “El Tyson del Abasto” Ramírez (22-2, 17 KOs) makes the first defense of his belt against #14 rated Ovill McKenzie (25-12, 13 KOs) on tomorrow night at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club in Benavídez, Argentina. Ramirez was recently elevated from interim to full IBF champion when Yoan Pablo Hernandez was unable to defend the belt due to a string of injuries.

The 35-year-old McKenzie took the fight on short notice and will be fighting in a hostile arena. Ramirez is currently an 8:1 favorite, but beating the odds is nothing new for McKenzie, whose nickname is “The Upsetter.” He lost six of his first eleven pro bouts, then turned his career around to eventually become British and Commonwealth cruiserweight champion.

Ozozco: This is the biggest fight of my career so far

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

For 27-year-old undefeated super lightweight Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (22-0, 15KO) his whole career, maybe his life, has been leading up to this Saturday night. Taking on grizzled veteran Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35KO) in the semi-main event to Lucas Matthysse vs Viktor Postol live on HBO, Orozco is more than aware the outcome of this fight will change his and his family’s life.

“This is the most important fight of my career to this point,” he said. “I have the mentality that it’s a make it or break it kind of fight.”

Unlike his opponent who traveled south and up to the mountains of central Mexico, Orozco, father of three, decided to stay in San Diego, California, for camp tweaking his team a bit but leaving the core, trainer Carlos Barragan Jr and Sr, intact. “We haven’t really added anything new, we have our strength and conditioning coach and I started working with a sports therapist mostly on post-training recovery. For example, after sparring, he gives me a rub-down, a massage and just helps me recuperate better and faster.” Continue reading

Allakhverdiev speaks, Broner silent at Cincinnati media workout

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Adrien Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) and Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) held a media workout at The Punch House in Cincinnati on Wednesday as they prepare for this Saturday’s WBA super lightweight world championship at U.S. Bank Arena. Allakhverdiev had the media all to himself as Broner continued his vow of silence.

Khabib Allakhverdiev: “I expect Broner to try to play his game, but we will play our game. The experience I gained after losing the title in my last fight [against Jesse Vargas] is that I really understand the opportunity that I am being given going into this fight. I am not worried about fighting in Broner’s hometown. I have fought many fighters in their own cities and it doesn’t bother me. On Saturday night, I will show the fans a great fight and come out with the victory.” Continue reading

Gamboa looking to terminate contract with 50 Cent


Another huge blow to 50 Cent’s boxing promotion company — because the organization’s biggest boxing star, Yuriorkis Gamboa, officially wants out … TMZ Sports has learned. The former WBA and IBF featherweight champ says he’s had issues with SMS Promotions for months … claiming the company was contractually obligated to deliver 3 fights per year ever since he came on board in 2012 … but SMS has FAILED miserably. In fact, Gamboa only fought once in 2013, twice in 2014 … and has no fights in 2015.

It’s all outlined in court docs filed by Gamboa in Connecticut and obtained by TMZ Sports …in which Gamboa says his team contacted SMS to negotiate the termination of his contract earlier this year, but he got no response. Now, he wants a judge to force 50’s company to answer the phone and let Gamboa know if they’re gonna let him go … or try to deliver the fights.

It’s a far cry from what Gamboa said back in May — when he pledged to stick by 50 Cent after the company filed for bankruptcy. There’s more … another SMS fighter, Ryan Martin, has also filed docs claiming SMS failed him too … so he wants out. We reached out to 50 Cent for comment — so far, no word back.

Former College Boxing Star Passes

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Jim Flood, who along with the late Terry Smith, won national amateur titles for Sacramento State during a 1956-1960 era when boxing was an NCAA sport on campuses, died Monday (Sept. 28) after an extended illness. He was 80. Former teammate Norm Tavalero said Flood, a two-time champion at 156 and 165 pounds in 1957-58, and Smith at 156 pounds in 1959, were local residents who became the pride of a nationally-ranked Hornets boxing program in California prior to brief pro careers. Continue reading

Peltz Boxing Celebrates 46th Year Anniversary

Photo: Peltz Boxing

Photo: Peltz Boxing

While preparing for Friday’s Puerto Rican Boxing Classic at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, promoter J Russell Peltz, International Boxing Hall of Fame, class of 2004, recalls his start in boxing 46 years ago.

Today I celebrate – or perhaps observe – the 46th anniversary of my first fight as a boxing promoter. I could have waited another four years to write this story, but that seems like a long time from now and an even longer bet to reach that milestone.

I saw only a few minutes of my first boxing card. It was Sept. 30, 1969, at the Blue Horizon-not yet legendary-and I was busy in the box office with mom, selling tickets to the last of the 1,606 people we squeezed in there that night to watch middleweight Bennie Briscoe destroy Tito Marshall in their rematch. We actually turned people away that night and that’s something I would never do again. What was I thinking?

There was a miscommunication with the union that supplied the ticket sellers so when they failed to show, I hired mom-gratis, of course-and she helped to sell the tickets.

I was 22 years old, 15 months after graduating from Temple University and less than 30 days removed from working full-time on the sports staff at The Evening Bulletin. I had coveted the boxing beat at The Bulletin, but I got impatient when Jack Fried, the boxing writer, got an extension on his mandatory retirement at age 65 and I wasn’t about to hang around waiting for him to retire or, as dad would say, kick the bucket.

So I did what every 22-year-old college grad who was raised on the prestigious Main Line would do – I became a boxing promoter. Continue reading

Jacobs-Quillin is official for December 5

In a highly anticipated showdown between two Brooklyn favorites, WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) will take on former world champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs) on December 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Showtime will televise.

Daniel Jacobs: “There is no doubt this is going to be one of the biggest fights Brooklyn has ever seen. Peter and I go back a long time, but this is business. I’m the champion and he’s the challenger. I’m going to do everything I can to win on December 5 and show the world that I’m the best Brooklyn has to offer.”

Peter Quillin: “The fans have waited a long time for this fight and now it’s finally here. I was back in the gym on Monday after my fight against [Michael] Zerafa preparing for December 5. I know there is so much at stake for me — a belt and Brooklyn bragging rights. It’s going to be a night to remember for me and for all of Brooklyn.”

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale Tuesday, October 6 at 10 a.m. ET.

Cotto arrives in Los Angeles for training camp

Photos: Hector Santos Guia/Roc Nation Sports/Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC
Video: Team Cotto/Roc Nation Sports

Reigning WBC middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) has arrived in Los Angeles to begin training camp at Wild Card Boxing Club with trainer Freddie Roach ahead of his Saturday, Nov. 21 pay-per-view showdown against former WBC and WBA super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Below is what Cotto and Roach had to say about the start of camp:

Miguel Cotto: “I am more than ready to get to work and am fully confident that the plan Freddie Roach has in place for our team is going to ensure that I am prepared to lock in this victory on November 21.”

Freddie Roach: “The energy at Wild Card is at an all-time high. Miguel is one of the hardest working men I know and he did not waste any time getting into the ring with me. I know that we have the tools we need for a successful training camp that will put Miguel in the best position possible to beat Canelo.”


Broner: You have to learn from your mistakes

Video/Photo: Showtime

During a lengthy interview at HeadBangers Gym in Washington, D.C., former world champion Adrien Broner spoke candidly about his approach to the sport and learning from past mistakes. Broner faces Khabib Allakherdiev for the vacant WBA “regular” super lightweight world championship this Saturday live on Showtime from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

“You have to learn from your mistakes,” said Broner. “When you understand and you know why you’re losing, then you can fix it. This next half of my career I’m going to be the AB that’s about business and about boxing.”

Former boxer Juan ‘Golo’ Gomez passes

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Sad to report that former lightweight contender Juan “Golo” Gomez (23-5, 16 KOs) has suddenly passed away from an apparent massive heart attack in Puerto Rico. Gomez, 41, a cousin of Felix “Tito” Trinidad, had faced health problems in recent years. After his retirement, he excelled as a trainer.

Humberto Soto: This fight will be all-action

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Felipe Leon

With the boxing world buzzing with the return of Lucas ” The Machine” Matthysse this Saturday night against Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC super lightweight title and more importantly the first HBO Boxing broadcast in months, the fight of the night might just be between Mexicans Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35KO) and Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (22-0, 15KO) in the semi-main event over ten rounds in the 140 pound division.

The bout is the classic match-up between the experienced veteran and the upcoming undefeated prospect but for Soto of Los Mochis, Mexico, it is just another fight. “For me this is just another fight. Another chance for me to display what I can do. I’ve considered other fights in my career much more important. Not to overlook Orozco who is an undefeated fighter and has been brought along very well. I would say my title fights have been more important.” Continue reading

Fortuna retains WBA “regular” 130lb world title

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

WBA “regular” super featherweight champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (29-0-1, 21 KOs) retained his title with a tenth round TKO over 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Ivan Velasquez (19-2, 12 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Fortuna dropped Velasquez in round two and had him holding on. Fortuna then busted up Velasquez and punished him for the rest of the fight. Referee Russell Mora finally waved it off in round ten at :35.


Undercard Results from Las Vegas

Undefeated cruiserweight knockout artist Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (12-0, 11 KOs) scored an explosive second round TKO over Tamas Lodi (16-6-2, 13 KOs). Tabiti dropped Lodi hard in round two. Lodi somehow made it to his feet and finished the round but the bout was stopped by the corner between rounds.

In a clash of undefeated rising super welterweight contenders, Domonique Dolton (17-0-1, 9 KOs) and 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0-1, 10 KOs) battled to a majority draw. It was a good action fight with both fighters having their moments. Scores were 97-93 Dolton, 95-95, 95-95.

IBF #14 super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (21-1, 11 KOs) outpointed late sub Marcus Upshaw (18-15-4, 9 KOs) over ten rounds.

Blast from the Past: Ben Tackie returns

By Karl Freitag

Jr middleweight Jorge “Maromerito” Páez has suffered an injury to his right hand in sparring and pulled out of his October 10 showdown with Ramón “Inocente” Álvarez at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Alvarez (39-6-2, 23 KOs), the brother of boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez, will now face former contender Ben “Wonder” Tackie (30-12-1, 18 KOs) in a twelve-rounder for a WBC regional title. Tackie, 42, who challenged Kostya Tszyu for the WBC/WBA/IBF jr welterweight titles in 2002, regularly mixed with top level opposition during his prime, but later became a gatekeeper and has only had one bout since 2010, which took place in Ghana against a journeyman opponent. Can Tackie dial back the clock? TV Azteca will televise in Mexico, U.S. TV details are TBA.

Viloria: Chocolatito has never fought a guy who can hit as hard as me

By Karl Freitag

With WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KOs) getting acclaim from some in the media as the world’s #1 pound-for-pound fighter, four-time former world champion in two divisions Brian Viloria (36-4, 22 KOs) is confident he has the tools to defeat Chocolatito when they collide October 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“I’ve been watching tapes endlessly for this fight in this training camp. He does a lot of things correctly. Not to give too much away in terms of strategy, I just need to come in shape. I just need to do what I have to do in the gym and be able to fight twelve rounds like it’s fighting the first round. Just let my hands go. I don’t think Chocolatito has ever fought a guy who can hit as hard as me and who’s a bit faster than any other fighter that he’s fought. I think I possess a bit of a challenge for Chocolatito in this fight. I have the experience. I’ve been in big battles, big fights, and I don’t think Chocolatito has ever fought a guy quite like me. All I need to do is to come into the fight with a straight head and just let my hands go. I don’t think I could be training any harder than I’m doing already and I’m just ready – ready to go!”

New Teixeira opponent named: Don Mouton

Unbeaten middleweight Patrick Teixeira (25-0, 21 KOs) will now face Don Mouton (13-9-1, 11 KOs) in the ten-round main event of Friday’s night’s LA Fight Club event at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Teixeira was originally slated to face Gabriel “El Rey” Martinez (29-9-1, 16 KOs). The Estrella TV-televised card will also feature unbeaten brawler Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa (12-0, 5 KOs) squaring off against Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (24-18-1, 14 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight co-feature. Opening up the telecast, Antonio “Tony” Gutierrez (18-1-1, 8 KOs) is scheduled for a six-round featherweight against Victor “Sina” Fonseca. (9-5-1, 7 KOs).

Dulorme rejects Provodnikov clash

WBA #11 super lightweight Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 14 KOs) has turned down an offer to take on former world champion Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) on November 7 in Brooklyn. “I’m very happy with the support and affection that the fans have given me, even if I did not leave victorious against Terrence Crawford,” said Dulorme. “In deference to those fans, my family, my team and of course, myself, I decided not to take this offer to fight against Provodnikov. We must act in an intelligent and accurate manner, not rushed into combat without the time to step into the ring in top condition. We have a goal of a world championship and must work accordingly toward it. I respect Provodnikov and like that fight, later we can sit down and negotiate. ”

Dulorme advisor Richy Miranda-Cortese added, “We ensure the proper development of Dulorme, short and long term. We believe that the time was extremely short to achieve 100 percent condition against a quality boxer like Provodnikov. Dulorme is ready to return to the ring before the end of the year, as a prelude to a 2016 of great challenges and opportunities for him.”

Haskins ready for Caballero clash in the USA

Fresh from a career-best knockout performance over Ryosuke Iwasa for the IBF interim bantamweight world title, Lee Haskins will now face IBF champion Randy Caballero to decide who is the rightful owner of the IBF belt. The fight is set to take place in the USA with terms agreed with Golden Boy Promotions but the date and location are yet to be finalized.

Haskins’ manager Chris Sanigar confirmed “We are happy to secure the IBF world title fight for Lee and to box in the USA is a great opportunity for him. We made it clear to Golden Boy Promotions that Haskins is willing to travel to the USA giving Caballero home advantage, but we wanted a neutral venue away from Caballero’s hometown of Indio, California. We are only prepared for Haskins to box in the USA if it’s on a major promotion in a major city to give the fight the profile it deserves otherwise we can go to purse bids and we’ll bid for the fight to be staged in the UK.”

Haskins is back in training patiently waiting for confirmation of the date and venue.

Brook-Chaves on Showtime

Showtime Sports has confirmed it will pick up the IBF welterweight world championship fight between undefeated defending champion Kell Brook and contender Diego Chaves on October 24 from Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. The bout will be aired live in the USA at 5:45PM ET / 2:45PM PT. Brook (35-0, 24 KOs) will make his third consecutive title defense of 2015. Chaves (23-2-1, 19 KOs) in his last fight battled to a draw with Timothy Bradley, who is now the WBO welterweight champion.

J Oquendo gets title shot; says he’s still promoted by PR Best

After his victory over former two-time world champion, Jhonny Gonzalez, 17 days ago, Puerto Rican Jonathan Oquendo signed the contract that will take him to his first world title bout, to be held on Saturday, December 5, against the World Boxing Association (WBA) “regular” featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The clash between Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) and the Argentine Cuellar (27-1, 21 KOs) will be part of the show headlined by the WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) and former middleweight world champion Peter Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs), who are going to face for Jacobs’ belt. Both Quillin and Jacobs live in Brooklyn.

Meanwhile, Oquendo, who had signed with Golden Boy last week, has now confirmed that he has a contract with PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) until 2016 and he will honor it. In addition, he will continue to handle personally all matters of his career with PRBBP.

“After reviewing my promotional contract as a professional boxer with Ivan Rivera (President of PRBBP), I realized that it is in effect until 2016, so I can’t sign with another company. Also, I noticed that my management contract had expired in July 2013 and I hadn’t noticed. I signed the contract with GBP per misstatement of the people who were managing my career, and with whom I communicated via phone and email, so I did with the people of GBP too, to end the relationship”, Oquendo said. Continue reading

Fortuna: I think I will knock him out

WBA “regular” super featherweight champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KOs) says the amateur style of Carlos Ivan Velasquez (19-1, 12 KOs) will get the former Puerto Rican Olympian knocked out when they collide tonight at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “He’s a good amateur fighter, making the transition to pro, but he hasn’t yet completed that task,” said the Dominican world champion Fortuna. “At times, he keeps his guard up really high and shows no regard of people going to his body. But this is a huge opportunity for him, so he will be at his absolute best. I think I will knock him out. He stands up too straight and I will catch him, but he’s a good boxer with a good record. Hopefully he’ll show up with no excuses.”

The fight will be broadcast live on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

Commey added Oct 17 card in Germany

Ghanaian power-puncher Richard Commey (22-0, 20 KOs) continues his assault on the lightweight division on October 17 when he brings his explosive style to the dm-Arena in Karlsruhe, Germany. The 28 year-old from Accra, who will face an as yet unnamed opponent, has raced to 22-0 since joining the paid ranks, stopping 20 of his opponents and claiming the Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental titles.

To further his ambitions, the undefeated fighter has moved to the UK, and is now based out of the Pro SW Gym in Loughton, Essex. With the backing of his promoter Team Sauerland and manager Michael Amoo-Bediako, Commey has set his sights on the division’s top talents as he aims to prove he is ready for a world title challenge.

“I want to become world champion,” said Commey. “And with the help of my team and the grace of God, I will make this dream a reality. There are a lot of fighters out there who say they are world class but are afraid to fight me. I’m willing to face anyone to show I’m ready to challenge for world titles. Continue reading

IBF #7 Tawatchai defeats Salogoa

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

In a nationally televised IBF championship title bout, IBF #7 junior featherweight Mike Tawatchai (36-8-1, 21 KOs) clearly outpointed Filipino Junny Salogaol (9-8-4, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision over twelve rounds with scores of 118-109, 118-109 and 116-111 to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific title at the Central Plaza Westgate Department Store, Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday

In the main supporting bout, Thailand’s two-time Olympic medalist Manus Boonjamong (2-0, 0 KOs) won his second professional fight when he defeated Indonesian’s Marco Tuhumury (10-12-2, 3 KOs).

In other action, IBF #3 mini-flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (28-4-1, 15 KOs) easily outpointed Indonesian Oscar Raknafa (12-11, 5 KOs) over eight rounds. Continue reading

Carmona-Rodriguez rematch Oct 16 on Telemundo

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and A1l Star Boxing’s fall series will have its second installment on Friday, October 16 at their new home, the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City.

The main event will be another Mexican “Civil War” when local super flyweight contenders when David “Severo” Carmona (19-2-5, 8 KOs) gives a rematch Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (12-2, 4 KO’s) in a bout scheduled for ten rounds. The absolute WBO Latin super flyweight title sone the line. Also, the winner of this fight should be in line to face the winner of the WBO title fight between champion Naoya Inoue and Warlito Parrenas, who fight December 29 in Tokyo. Continue reading

Fortuna, Velasquez make weight

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Javier Fortuna 130 vs. Carlos Velasquez 130
(WBA “regular” super featherweight title)

Domonique Dolton 153.6 vs. Oscar Molina 153
J’Leon Love 168.6 vs. Marcus Upshaw 164
Andrew Tabiti 195.5 vs. Tamas Lodi 193.2
Ladarius Miller 137 vs. Rondale Hubbert 136.8
Thomas Hill 156 vs. Alphonso Black 158.2
Juan Heraldez 142.8 vs. Joaquin Chavez 141.6
Leduan Barthelemy 125 vs. Michael Gaxiloa 126

Venue: Palms Casino and Resort, Las Vegas
Promoter`: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes


Boxing Notes: Wilder, Kassi, Taylor, Bradley, Pacquiao

By Karl Freitag

Looks like Wilder-Duhaupas, the first heavyweight world title fight on NBC in 30 years, had the lowest rating of all four NBC primetime PBC boxing telecasts to date, which is too bad because Deontay Wilder’s fights are always entertaining. According to the WBC, Wilder has to defend against Alexander Povetkin next.

Might have to change “Big” Fred Kassi’s nickname to “Classy” Fred Kassi. First, at 5’11, 220-something, he’s not big by today’s heavyweight standards. Secondly, he’s shown amazing restraint in his post-fight comments after arguably being jobbed by the judges in consecutive nationally televised fights.

Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is back on the streets and training in Ocala, Florida. He’s reunited with trainer Pat Burns. No fights scheduled at the moment, but Burns told Arkansas Online last week that 114 days in lockup have cleared the ex-champ’s mind. Taylor is still facing a December trial on gun charges.

Trainer Teddy Atlas is now in the camp of WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley. “He don’t play! He’ll smack me in the face,” says Bradley.

Pacman Update: Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao said via Instagram that he had a successful MRI on his shoulder.


Weights from Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Venezuelan Tony Gomez and undefeated Panamanian Jaime Arboleda both weighed 129.5 pounds for their WBA FedeCaribe super featherweight title fight to take place at Hotel RIU Plaza Panama on Tuesday night. The preliminary fighters of the Promociones y Eventos del Istmo card weighed as follows:

Eric Castro 135 vs. Addir Sanchez 137.75
Jorge Sanchez 120.5 vs. Hernan Cortez 121.75
Azael Villar 110.25 vs. Ezequiel Asprilla 111
Daniel Miranda 133 vs. Elvis Saldaña 136.75
Fernando Martinez 133.75 vs. Joel Blanco 131.5

Fonfara: I want Cleverly to challenge me

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I’m sure Nathan Cleverly is convinced that he can beat me on October 16 in Chicago, but I’m fine with that. I want Cleverly to challenge me. I like that kind of fight,” said “Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KO) who is only a couple weeks away from being challenged by former WBO light heavyweight titleholder from Wales, Nathan Cleverly (29-2, 15 KO). Fonfara-Cleverly will be an October 16 Premier Boxing Champions on Spike presentation with the Koki Kameda-Kohei Kono WBA flyweight title in the televised opener from UIC Pavilion.

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