Pennington surprises Rodriguez

Pennington surprises Rodriguez

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Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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For Canelo, the Chavez Jr. chapter is closed, massive GGG showdown now looming

By Felipe Leon

“This chapter is closed,” Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stated at the post fight press conference regarding his rivalry against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “I proved tha I am better despite he was bigger than me.”

Alvarez, 26, of Guadalajara, Mexico, looked fresh in a blue suit as he calmly addressed the media in the same ring where he completely dismantled the thirty-one year old Chavez Jr a mere thirty minutes before in front of a reported 20,510 sold out crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

“I am satisfied with what we did today against a fighter that was obviously bigger than me,” Alvarez said. The two-divisional champion earned a lopsided 120-108 three times unanimous decision over Chavez of Culiacan, Mexico who was reported around 15-20 pounds larger than “Canelo”. “All I want is to give the fans good fights and show that I am better than my opponents.” (more…)

By Felipe Leon “This chapter is closed,” Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stated at the post fight press conference regarding his rivalry …


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Canelo, Chavez, GGG Post-Fight Quotes

Canelo Alvarez
“Tonight I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things,” said Canelo. “I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn’t do it. Ive shown I can do lots of things in the ring, anything a fighter brings—I’ve shown I can showcase myself. I wanted to try something new, I never sit down in sparring and I didn’t want to sit here. GGG—you are next my friend. The fight is done. I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone. I never got my share of fear. I’m very happy, and the rivalry is going to show my skills even more. I’ve had difficult fights, and that will no doubt be a tough fight. But, I always say, Canelo Alvarez is the best because I fight the best.”

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
“Canelo beat me, he beat me at the distance. He is a very active fighter—he’s very good and he beat me,” said Chavez, Jr. “I wanted to box but he went to the ropes and I just needed to throw more punches. I would’ve attacked more I would’ve been countered by his punches. Nacho told me to do that but the strategy didn’t work. The speed and the distance was the key. I didn’t feel that much power because I felt dwindled, I couldn’t throw as many punches as I wanted. My father kept telling me to throw more punches from the ringside.”

Gennady Golovkin:
“I feel very excited, right now is a different story. In September, it will be a different style—a big drama show. I’m ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career. Good luck to Canelo in September.”

Canelo Alvarez “Tonight I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all …



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Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) scored a shutout twelve round unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo outboxed Chavez early on. Alvarez began punishing Chavez in round four. More pain for Junior in rounds five and six. Battered and bruised, Chavez increased his punch output over the rest of the fight, but Canelo continued to win the rounds. In the end, scores were 120-108 across the board.

After the fight, WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin (who we were told wasn’t supposed to even be there) entered the ring and it was announced that Golovkin and Alvarez will fight on September 16.

Gennady Golovkin: Good luck in September.
Canelo Alvarez: Luck is for mediocre people.

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, …


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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won a one-sided unanimous decision over Marco “Dorado: Reyes (35-5, 26 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in the co-feature bout on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lemieux landed big punches throughout the fight. Reyes was cut over the right eye but there was no quitting in the Mexican, who went the distance despite getting hit with bombs. Judges scored the bout 99-90, 99-90, and 99-91

Former world champion Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) of Argentina scored a fifth round knockout over Emanuel Taylor (20-5, 14 KOs) in a scheduled ten round welterweight bout. A slow start to the opening round Matthysse connected with a right as he staggered Taylor. In round two Matthysse backed Taylor to the ropes with a right hand landed heavy punches throughout the round. The Argentine was cut on the right eye from a clash of heads in round three but a hard right hand sat Taylor down. The fourth round saw Matthysse connect with a hard right hand as Taylor was taking big punches. At the halfway point in round five Mattysse knocked Taylor down for a second time as he got up but referee Jay Nady waved it off at 2:21.

In a clash of unbeaten featherweights, Joseph Diaz Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) of South El Monte, California rolled past Fairfield, California’s Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-1, 8 KOs) to open up the HBO Pay Per View telecast. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) …




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Patera dethrones Tatli for Euro lightweight belt

By Marco Bratusch

The fourth and voluntary defense of now former European lightweight champion Edis Tatli (29-2, 10 KOs) in front of his home public at Gatorade Center in Turcu, Finland, eventually got bitter as challenger Francesco Patera (17-2, 7 KOs) earned a split decision nod at the end of the scheduled twelve rounds. Patera, from Genk, Belgium, with Italian descendants, was a sizeable underdog for the bookmakers going into the fight. However, he managed to put on a busy fight, throwing combinations and establishing himself as the aggressor for most of the rounds. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch The fourth and voluntary defense of now former European lightweight champion Edis Tatli (29-2, 10 KOs) in …


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Hughie Fury: Now I KNOW I’ll KO Parker

Undefeated British heavyweight contender Hughie Fury wasn’t impressed with WBO World Champion Joe Parker’s victory over his former sparring partner Razvan Cojanu and is convinced he can KO the New Zealander. Conjanu was a late replacement to face Parker after Fury pulled out with a back injury with just a couple of weeks to go until the fight.

“Parker, to me, didn’t look like he knew what to do with Cojanu after a few rounds when he couldn’t land his big shots and he wasn’t breaking him down,” said Fury. “He made very hard work of it and against a former sparring partner who you’d think he’d know inside out and be able to take out, but he struggled and looked poor.” (more…)

Undefeated British heavyweight contender Hughie Fury wasn’t impressed with WBO World Champion Joe Parker’s victory over his former sparring partner …


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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of his belt with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #14 Razvan Cojanu (16-3, 9 KOs) at the Sparks Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Parker was in command the whole way, but unable to hurt the 6’8 challenger, a former sparring partner of his, who took the fight on two week’s notice after Parker’s original foe Hughie Fury pulled out. Scores were 119-108, 117-110, 117-110.

Middleweight Tim Tszyu (4-0, 3 KOs), son of ring legend Kostya Tszyu, destroyed Ivana Siau (3-7-1, 3 KOs) in round two.

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By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made …


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Parker ready for first defense

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

In a few hours, WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) will make the first defense of his belt against WBO #14 Razvan Cojanu (16-2, 9 KOs) at the Sparks Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. “He’s heavy and I think he’s going to try to use his size,” said Parker. “He’s a big guy, a lot bigger than me so he will try to impose himself. My goal is to stick to the game plan which is all about speed, angles and movement.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing In a few hours, WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) will …



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Claressa Shields back in action

Promoter Dmitriy Salita will feature two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and now Women’s NABF Middleweight Champion, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields of Flint, Michigan, in the main event of his next “Detroit Brawl” on Friday, June 16, 2017. Shields (2-0, 1 KO) will face Mery Rancier (7-8-3, 5 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Championship.

Once again sponsored by the Greektown Casino Hotel, tickets for “Detroit Brawl” are priced at VIP $200, Box Seats are $100 and $55, Seating is $40, and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com. More fights will be announced shortly.

Promoter Dmitriy Salita will feature two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and now Women’s NABF Middleweight Champion, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields of Flint, …


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Nico Hernandez returns June 17

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez returns to the ring on Saturday, June 17, at home in Wichita for his second professional fight. “KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire” will air on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. Wichita native Hernandez will face unbeaten Mexican flyweight Jose Rodriquez (2-0, 2 KOs) in the six-round main event. Additional “KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire” fights will soon be announced.

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez returns to the ring on Saturday, June 17, at home in Wichita for his …


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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two



Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Jake Giurieceo (20-6-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. The bout was stopped due to a bad cut over Giurieceo’s left eye.

In his pro debut, Top Rank’s newly signed 17-year-old lightweight prospect Gabe Flores Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) halted Devon Jones (2-3, 1 KO) in round two.

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Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored …


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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, 13KO) forced former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (26-2, 17KO) to not come out for the eight round of a scheduled lightweight ten.

Castellanos of Celaya, México, was the aggressor for the majority of the fight, stalking Miami’s Gamboa by way of Guantanamo, Cuba, and scoring a hard right hand from different angles almost at will. A straight right in the 3rd sent Gamboa down for the first time in the bout. Despite with a little over of the round left, Gamboa was able to survive the round but early in the fourth Castellanos scored another a right, an overhand one, to drop Gamboa again.

Gamboa seemed to get his footing and boxed well for the next couple of rounds but Castellanos kept coming forward and pressuring the Cuban. After a busy finish in the seventh where Castellanos scored a hard body shots to the body, Gamboa decided to not come out for the 8th giving Castellanos the TKO victory.

The bout marked the second fight for Gamboa under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but …



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Alvarez, Chavez Jr make weight

By Felipe Leon at the scale
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Saul Alvarez 164 vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr 164
*Contracted catch weight of 164.5 pounds. There was a one million dollar penalty if either failed to make weight. Junior looked emaciated.

David Lemieux 163 vs. Marcos Reyes 163
Lucas Matthysse 147 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 147
JoJo Diaz 125.5 vs. Manuel Avila 125

Ryan García 131.75 vs. Tyrone Luckey 131.5
Marlen Esparza 110.5 vs. Samantha Salazar 111
Raúl Curiel 148.5 vs. Jesus Sánchez 148.5
Ronny Rios 122 vs. Daniel Noriega 122
Joseph Aguirre 135 vs. Angel Aispuro 134

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: PPV

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By Felipe Leon at the scale Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Saul Alvarez 164 vs. Julio Cesar …


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Groves-Chudinov added to Brook-Spence card

George Groves will challenge Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA World Super-Middleweight title at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on May 27 as chief support for the IBF World Welterweight title clash between Kell Brook and Errol Spence.

Groves is gunning to land a World strap in his fourth attempt following two KO losses to Carl Froch in England and a split decision loss to Badou Jack in Las Vegas. Chudinov previously won the WBA belt in May 2015 with a win over Felix Sturm, but lost it controversially in an immediate rematch with Sturm, who then failed a post-fight drug test.

George Groves will challenge Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA World Super-Middleweight title at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on May …


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Cojanu outweighs Parker by 29 pounds

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Joseph Parker 245.8 vs. Razvan Cojanu 274.6
(WBO heavyweight championship)

Umar Salamov 174.8 vs. Emil Markic 174.6
George Kambosos Jr 134 vs. Qamil Balla 134.5
Jerome Pascua ? vs. Joshua Hatherley 163.5
Ivana Siau 161.8 vs. Tim Tszyu 160
Jordan Tuigamala 186.9 vs. Nigel Elliott 186.5
John Parker 196.4 vs. Ratu Dawai 187.1

Venue: Vector Arena, Aukland, NZ
Promoter: Duco Promotions

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Joseph Parker 245.8 vs. Razvan Cojanu 274.6 (WBO heavyweight championship) Umar Salamov 174.8 vs. Emil Markic 174.6 …


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UniMas Weights from Reno

Jose Ramirez 142.5 vs. Jake Giuriceo 143.5
Oscar Vasquez 115.2 vs. Alex Rangel 115.5
Pedro Moreno 133 vs. Vincent Jennings 131.8
Gabe Flores Jr 132.4 vs. Devon Jones 131.6
Santos Vasquez 109.5 vs. Anthony Taylor 107.6
Angel Cordon Jr 126.6 vs. Kevin Garcia 127
Beto Guillen 160.8 vs. Cesar Hernandez 164

Venue: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

Jose Ramirez 142.5 vs. Jake Giuriceo 143.5 Oscar Vasquez 115.2 vs. Alex Rangel 115.5 Pedro Moreno 133 vs. Vincent Jennings …



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ESPN2 Weights from Las Vegas

Yuriorkis Gamboa 133 vs. Robinson Castellanos 133
Abraham Lopez 126 vs. Jesus Rojas 126
Yamaguchi Falcao 160 vs. Morgan Fitch 161
Vergil Ortiz 140 vs. Angel Sarinana 139.5
Horacio Garcia 123 vs. Fernando Vargas 124.5
Carlos Morales 132 vs. Cesar Valenzuela 132
Oscar Negrete 121.5 vs. Victor Ruiz 117
Alexis Salazar 165 vs. Even Torres 163

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: ESPN2

Yuriorkis Gamboa 133 vs. Robinson Castellanos 133 Abraham Lopez 126 vs. Jesus Rojas 126 Yamaguchi Falcao 160 vs. Morgan Fitch …


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Canelo sparring partner reveals camp details

Super middleweight Christopher Brooker (11-3, 5 KOs) will take on Oscar Riojas (14-7-1, 4 KO’s) on Friday, May 12th at The SugarHouse Casino. The scheduled eight-rounder will headline a card promoted by King’s Promotions. Brooker recently helped Canelo Alvarez prepare for Saturday’s mega showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr in Las Vegas.

“I went to camp with Canelo in San Diego, and we ran in the mountains at 15,000 feet. I was there close to two weeks and sparred twenty rounds with him,” said Brooker. (more…)

Super middleweight Christopher Brooker (11-3, 5 KOs) will take on Oscar Riojas (14-7-1, 4 KO’s) on Friday, May 12th at …


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Parker to fight Cojanu despite injuries

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) will clash with WBO #14 Razvan Cojanu (16-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday at the Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand despite suffering from several injuries. “Both shoulders and both elbows. It’s pretty sore but I guess you just have to work through the pain,” Parker said to Newshub. “…There’s so many things you have to overcome. But when you get your mind strong you can overcome all of them. I think I’ve got my mind strong enough to handle anything that comes my way, any situation.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) will clash with WBO #14 …


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Fonfara: Stevenson will be older, I will be better

By Przemek Garczarczyk

In thirty days, on June 3 in Montreal, Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO) will have a boxing version of déjà vu – same place (Bell Centre), same rival (Adonis Stevenson) and same stakes (WBC light heavyweight championship). Almost exactly three years ago, on May 24, 2014, then 26-year-old Fonfara, after 12 rounds of brutal fighting, lost a decision to Stevenson (28-1, 23 KO).

Andrzej Fonfara
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

“I’m very confident about fighting him again. I will be better, he will be older,” says Fonfara. Stevenson-Fonfara, along with another very interesting light heavyweight bout between #1 WBC rated Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KO) and Jean Pascal (31-4, 18 KO), will be seen on Showtime. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk In thirty days, on June 3 in Montreal, Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO) will have a boxing …


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Canelo declares war on WBC

Canelo Alvarez says he doesn’t want the WBC’s colorful “Huichol Adolfo Lopez Mateos” belt, which the organization plans to present to the Alvarez-Chavez Jr. winner on Saturday. Canelo is still steaming over being stripped by the WBC for not defending his WBC middleweight title against Gennady Golovkin.

Photo: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

“I won that belt with blood, sweat, sacrifice, a great training camp, by beating Miguel Angel Cotto,” Alvarez told the LA Times Wednesday. “When I vacated it, they gave it to the other guy like that, without making him drop a bead of sweat. He didn’t even go through a single training camp and they gave it to him. They put it on the table. That’s not an organization you can respect…I just don’t want anything to do with the WBC!”

Canelo Alvarez says he doesn’t want the WBC’s colorful “Huichol Adolfo Lopez Mateos” belt, which the organization plans to present …


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Conlan gave himself an ‘F’ for pro debut

By Craig Wick

Irish Olympic hero Michael “Mick” Conlan is coming to the Windy City, as his May 26th fight was formally announced earlier Wednesday at a Top Rank hosted media luncheon held at the venerable Kerryman Bar and Restaurant in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Conlan, fresh off his smashing professional debut March 17th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, will bring his all-action style to the city’s UIC Pavilion, a 9,000 seat arena that is expected to be jammed to the rafters with rabid Irish support. (more…)

By Craig Wick Irish Olympic hero Michael “Mick” Conlan is coming to the Windy City, as his May 26th fight …


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Larghetti to replace Battelo for European cruiserweight belt

By Marco Bratusch

Former WBO world title challenger Mirko Larghetti (24-2, 16 KOs) will face undefeated Belgian Yves Ngabu (17-0, 12) for the vacant European (EBU) cruiserweight title on June 4th in Roeselare, northwestern Belgium. The 34-year-old Italian cruiserweight, promoted by Round Zero, has been approved by EBU as a substitute for puncher Geoffrey Battelo who suffered an injury in a car accident occurred early this week. Larghetti has not fought since March 2016 when he lost a unanimous decision against Micki Nielsen in Denmark, although he came back strong in the championship rounds and was very close to stopping his opponent in the twelfth. The fight night in Roeselare will be promoted by Filiep Tampere.

By Marco Bratusch Former WBO world title challenger Mirko Larghetti (24-2, 16 KOs) will face undefeated Belgian Yves Ngabu (17-0, …


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Nietes gets mandatory defense order from IBF

Along the IBF congratulatory letter he received last Tuesday, newly-crowned IBF world flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes received an order for a mandatory defense to be scheduled on or before October 29th this year.

Nietes’ promoter, ALA Promotions, might just have to reschedule its fighter’s plans of unifying titles in the flyweight division.

ALA Promotions President/CEO Michael Aldeguer stated, “We were looking to unify titles, but now we will have to honor this letter from the IBF first.” (more…)

Along the IBF congratulatory letter he received last Tuesday, newly-crowned IBF world flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes received an order …


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Prichard Colon family files $50 million lawsuit

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The parents of injured boxer Pritchard Colon have filed a $50 million lawsuit in Superior Court for the District of Columbia against ringside physician Richard Ashby, Family Practice Medical Services, P.C., Headbangers Promotions and DiBella Entertainment. The family is seeking damages for injuries suffered by Colon as a result of the defendants’ alleged negligence in the unfortunate fight on October 17, 2015 against Terrel Williams in Virginia. Colon collapsed after sustaining multiple illegal rabbit punches in the bout and underwent brain surgery. He has never regained consciousness.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The parents of injured boxer Pritchard Colon have filed a $50 million lawsuit in Superior Court …


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Oscar: This is the biggest fight in Mexican history

Former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) today hosted the final press conference ahead of their PPV showdown on Saturday in Las Vegas. Below is what they had to say at today’s final press conference:

Photo: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo Alvarez: “On my behalf, I’m going to do everything on my side to make this one of the most historic fights in Mexico. We will be ready on Saturday. Every fight is very important to my career, and this fight is no exception. I’m very happy the fight is here on Saturday.”

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr: “I feel ready and happy that the fight is only a few days away. I came here to win, not just to fight. Everything has already been said; we’ve all spoken; and I’m here to win this great fight on Saturday, May 6.”

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya: “People know this is an all-out action-packed war. We haven’t had a fight like this in years; it’s a true Mexican civil war. Given the obvious Cinco de Mayo date and the bad blood between the boxers, I think it is safe to say this is the biggest fight in Mexican history. To give you an idea of how big this event is, let me give you some numbers. This will be the most attended indoor fight in the storied Las Vegas fight history with more than 20,000 in attendance. The fight sold out in 10 days, and we opened up more circuit-viewing theaters for everyone to watch on fight night in Las Vegas at MGM properties. Fight fans in six continents will be able to watch the fight with the HBO platform and streamed live on goldenboyppv.com giving anyone with a phone or laptop the ability to watch.”

Former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) today hosted the …


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Cojanu manager heads to NZ confident

Moments ago Fightnews.com® spoke to Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak before he boarded his plane from Los Angeles to New Zealand. Zak is own his way to see his fighter Razvan Cojanu (16-2, 9 KOs) challenge WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker this Saturday. It has been quite a ride for Zak the last few months. First, it was his fighter Adrian Granados nearly upsetting heavily favored Adrian Broner. Then his fighter Joshua Greer upset unbeaten James Smith by way of what could be a knockout of the year candidate. Then just last week his fighter Nathaniel Gallimore shocked unbeaten Jeyson Rosario by way knockout. It’s no wonder he has no fear of the odds being stacked against Cojanu. “I am so happy for Razvan to get such a huge opportunity win boxing’s most prestigious crown. He really bounced back and got his career on track. Our confidence in him never wavered. I have said it many times. It is all about the journey,” said Zak.

Moments ago Fightnews.com® spoke to Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak before he boarded his plane from Los Angeles to New …


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Conlan: I know how good I can be

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Michael Conlan (1-0, 1 KO), the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and 2015-2016 World Amateur Champion, who started his pro career in unprecedented way, in front of sell-out The Theater at Madison Square Garden, met with Chicago reporters on Wednesday. Fightnews.com® spoke with Conlan and Top Rank VP Carl Moretti about what to expect from the Irish star, when he steps into ring in his second professional bout, on Friday, May 26 at the UIC Pavilion in downtown Chicago.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Michael Conlan (1-0, 1 KO), the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and 2015-2016 World Amateur Champion, who started …


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Yoon added to Briggs-Oquendo undercard

Lightweight prospect Logan Yoon (1-0, 1 KO) plans to return to the ring Saturday, June 3 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Amongst his amateur accomplishments, Yoon was a two-time Silver Champion at Ringside World Championships, a two-time Colorado Springs Pikes Peak champion, an Arkansas National Champion, an Adidas National champion, a two-time Silver Junior National Golden Gloves champion, a Junior Olympic bronze medalist and a Silver Youth National Champion. (more…)

Lightweight prospect Logan Yoon (1-0, 1 KO) plans to return to the ring Saturday, June 3 at Hard Rock Live …


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Chavez Jr: This is my last opportunity and I am going to take advantage of it

By Felipe Leon

The biggest fight week of the year kicked off with an international teleconference with former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-2-1, 32KO) who this Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and live on HBO PPV will face fellow Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34KO) in a special attraction twelve rounder. The night is presented by Golden Boy Promotions.

“I think is a tough fight, an important fight,” Chavez Jr said from Las Vegas when asked of the significance of the fight Saturday night. “Fights between two Mexicans are always great fights and I think this fight will mark the careers of both of us.” (more…)

By Felipe Leon The biggest fight week of the year kicked off with an international teleconference with former WBC middleweight …


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Unbeaten Ramirez back in action Friday

2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez of Avenal, California returns to the ring on Friday, May 5 on a Top Rank card which will include the debut of teenager Gabriel Flores of Stockton at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. WBC #5 ranked Ramirez, 19-0, 14 KOs, will take on Jake Giurieceo, 20-5-1, 5 KOs, of Ohio in the super lightweight 10-round main event.

“I will be ready to rock when get into the ring on Cinco De Mayo in Reno,” said Ramirez, who is trained by Freddie Roach.

Flores will face Devon Jones of New Orleans in a lightweight bout set for four rounds. (more…)

2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez of Avenal, California returns to the ring on Friday, May 5 on a Top Rank …


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Shakur Stevenson on May 20 MSG card

Hot off his high-profile pro debut, 2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson will soon return to the ring for his second professional bout. The Newark, New Jersey native will be featured in a six-round featherweight bout on the undercard of the Terence “Bud” Crawford – Felix Diaz world junior welterweight championship on May 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He’ll be facing Carlos Suarez (6-3-2, one KO), from La Plata, Argentina. This will be the first time Stevenson has fought close to home since the New Jersey Golden Gloves in early 2015.  Stevenson, 19, made his pro debut, on April 22, defeating Edgar Brito via a six-round featherweight technical decision.

Hot off his high-profile pro debut, 2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson will soon return to the ring for his …


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JoJo Diaz: This is going to be a tough fight

By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated featherweight Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) of South El Monte, California will be defending his NABF title this Saturday night in what will be his biggest test to date against undefeated Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-0, 8 KOs) of Fairfield, California at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay-Per-View. We caught up with Diaz as he talked about his upcoming showdown with Avila.

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

“This fight is going to be a tough fight. We have two undefeated fighters Manuel Avila and myself. I am ready to perform at my best and give fans what they want to see,” Joseph Diaz Jr. told Fightnews.com®. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Undefeated featherweight Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) of South El Monte, California will be defending …


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Ndou analyzes Alvarez vs. Chavez Jr.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou, who gave Saul Alvarez a tough twelve round bout in December 2010, talks to Fightnews.com® and tells us why he thinks Canelo will win on Saturday night.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou, who gave Saul Alvarez a tough twelve round …


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Shot of the Day

Former world champions Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. made their grand arrivals on Tuesday afternoon at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for Saturday’s PPV clash at T-Mobile Arena.

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Former world champions Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. made their grand arrivals on Tuesday afternoon at the MGM …




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