- FS1 Weights from Bethlehem, PA
- Bundrage Dominates Rojas
- Arum: Horn is a future major star
- Shumenov retires due to eye injury
- Kudryashov added to World Boxing Super Series
- Claressa-Cyborg workout
- Jeff Horn's final sparring session
- Diezel defeats Adyaka in Lacey, WA
- Adrien Broner: I'm Taking This Fight Serious
- Pacquiao: I will be at my best for Horn
- Pacquiao-Horn officials named
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Miguel Cruz 145.8 vs. Alex Martin 146.4
Clarence Booth 145 vs. Anthony Mercado 144.1
Isaelin Florian 126.2 vs. Avery Sparrow 127.6
Nicholas Hernadez 154 vs. Grayson Blake 153.4
Jesus Perez 141 vs. Christian Molina 138.9
Jesus Lule 135.7 vs. Isamel Serrano 134.6
Devin McMaster 156 vs. Rick Pyle 150
Dylan Price 117 vs. Manuel Guerra 112
Venue: Sands Bethlehem Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
Promoter: King’s Promotions
By Brad Snyder; The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder
Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage wants a third world title. The two-time World IBF champion just may have found the right promoter to make another run for it. Bundrage and promoter Langston “Lank the King” Hampton Jr., have been friends for a while, so it makes sense for this partnership to have formed. But K-9 Bundrage is no longer in his prime. This run at another title will have to be calculated. K-9 will have to be active to make this happen.
The only certainty that was talked about by promoter Lank (grandson of Don King) was that this show, on Sunday in Dearborn at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, was going on the road after the fight. Bundrage’s first step in his next championship quest was against Juan Carlos Rojas (8-21-2 Draws, 7 KO’s). (more…)
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum arrived in Brisbane on Monday ahead of the WBO welterweight title bout featuring champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger WBO #1 Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium on Saturday (Sunday in Australia). Arum praised Horn as a future major star and expects a viewing audience of ten million on ESPN.
“If Jeff Horn, win or lose, performs as well as I think he will, he will end up to be a major star in the United States just because so many eyeballs have seen him,” Arum said on Monday as he watched Horn train. “And I really believe that Jeff Horn will give an outstanding account of himself. This is a great, great, great opportunity. The fight will be shown free to the American public on ESPN, the largest sports network in the world. ESPN is going all out to promote the event. We’re looking forward to an audience as large as 10 million in the United States and maybe larger…. it will dwarf anything Manny Pacquiao has done in the United States in the 15 or 16 years that he’s been fighting.”
Two-division World Boxing Association (WBA) World Champion Beibut Shumenov has relinquished his WBA cruiserweight world title, due to his career-ending eye injury, and he has announced his retirement from the ring.
“I have regrettably relinquished my WBA cruiserweight title and retired from boxing because of a traumatic eye injury suffered the week before my last scheduled fight,” Shumenov said from his Las Vegas home. “I’m extremely disappointed my boxing career has ended like this but, unfortunately, injuries are part of this sport and there’s nothing I can do about it. I still have blurred vision and I need to have an additional surgery next month to try to further repair so I don’t risk blindness in my (right) eye. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Dmitry “Russian Hammer” Kudryashov (21-1, 21 KOs) will be part of the World Boxing Super Series tournament according to promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy. The eight-man cruiserweight competition, which starts in September, also includes three undefeated world champions in Mairis Briedis (WBC), Yunier Dorticos (WBA) and Murat Gassiev (IBF), along with former champ Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. Still waiting on the status of WBO champ Oleksandr Usyk.
It’s not Mayweather-McGregor, but here’s some footage of Claressa Shields working with Cris Cyborg yesterday in California. Claressa is helping Cris get ready for her July 29 UFC fight. Two tough talented ladies.
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
WBO #1 welterweight Jeff Horn spoke to Grantlee Kieza after he had his final twelve round sparring session with WBA #4 rated Czar Amonsot. Horn explained why he is very confident of defeating Manny Pacquiao this Saturday (Sunday in Australia). He thinks the WBO champion has underestimated just how difficult his style of boxing is. He also says he is in great fighting shape.
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net
Adding to a recent string of success, Seattle journeyman Rob Diezel (12-7, 4 KOs) claimed his third consecutive win on Saturday night at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, Washington, shutting-out Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Phillip Adyaka (7-9, 4 KOs) over six rounds. The featherweight bout was the main event of Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions’ fourth ‘Brawl at Harmony Hall’ card, which featured a total of eight bouts.
Diezel proved to be the quicker and more technically skilled fighter throughout the fight, working off his jab from the start and positioning himself to land consistent right hands on the aggressive, yet ineffective Ugandan native. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Four-division world champion Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) is set to take on three-division world champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard on Saturday July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York live on Showtime Championship Boxing on Showtime. Fightnews.com caught up with the “Problem” as he talked about his upcoming fight with Garcia.
“I am feeling good. I’m taking this fight serious. I want to show that I am still one of the best,” Adrien Broner told Fightnews.com “This is just a time for me to step up,” Broner added.
Broner is coming off a razor thin decision over Adrian Granados in what was a tough fight for him this past February in his hometown of Cincinnati.
“I don’t know if any of you have ever had a broken hand but just to give you an idea what I was up against,” Broner said. (more…)
Por Robert Coster
El ex campeón del mundo de la AMB Javier Fortuna hizo su primera incursión en la división de peso ligero contra su compatriota Mario Beltre frente a sus fans locales el sábado por la noche en Santo Domingo. Fortuna (32-1-1, 23 KOs) mando a la lona en el primer round al clasificado Beltre (16-3, 9 KOs) y luego lo terminó en el segundo con un gancho paralelo al cuerpo.
Abrazado por su promotor Sampson Lewkowicz, Fortuna dijo: “Me siento muy bien peleando como un peso ligero, muy poderoso”. Fue la tercera victoria consecutiva de Fortuna desde que perdió el título de super-pluma de la AMB contra Jason Sosa hace exactamente un año.
El clasificado # 10 de peso pesado de la OMN B.J. Flores (34-3-1, 21 KOs) anotó un blanqueo de seis asaltos sobre Nick Guivas (13-6-2, 9 KOs) el sábado por la noche en el Teatro Celebrity en Phoenix, Arizona. El ex retador al campeonato mundial de peso crucero desafío acoso a Guivas toda la pelea, mientras que Guivas ofreció muy poco en la resistencia. Flores obtuvo 60-54 en todas las puntuaciones.
El boxeador de peso superwelter Vladimir Hernández (9-2, 6 KOs) anotó una decisión unánime de ocho rounds sobre el previamente invicto Danny Valdivia (14-1, 10 KOs). El agresivo Hernández presionó la acción y salió triunfante con puntuaciones de 77-75, 77-75, 78-74.
El peso pluma de clasificado # 2 en la OMB Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (24-0, 11 KOs) se anotó una decisión unánime de diez rounds sobre Sergio “Dandy” Puente (26-5, 11 KOs) el sábado por la noche en el Gimnasio de Usos Múltiples del Parque San Rafael en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Díaz prevaleció 99-91, 98-92, 98-92.
Por John DiSanto en el ringside
Fotos: Darryl Cobb Jr.
En el evento principal en la Arena del Sur de Filadelfia 2300, Tyrone Brunson, Philadelphia, 25-6-3, 23 KOs, regreso dos veces de la lona en el cuarto round para regresar y marcar un espectacular TKO sobre el ex campeón mundial Kermit Cintron, 39-6-3, 30 KOs , en el quinto round. Brunson se anoto tres knockdowns en el quinto y el árbitro Shawn Clark detuvo la pelea a los 1:21.
La victoria le dio a Brunson el campeonato de peso mediano junior del estado de PA. La pelea fue una guerra total y un fuerte candidato para Philly Fight of the Year.
En otro combate, el neoyorquino Víctor Vásquez, 8-3, 3 vencio a Anthony Burgin, 10-4, 2 KOs, por seis rondas, en camino a una decisión unánime. Vasquez derrotó a Burgin por las puntuaciones de 57-56 y 58-55 dos veces
Por Przemek Garczarczyk
Foto: Polsat TV
El ex campeón mundial de dos divisiones Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (51-3, 30 KO) se anotó una decisión unánime de diez rounds sobre Solomon Haumono (24-4, 21 KOs) en una pelea de pesos pesados el sábado por la noche en el Ergo Arena En Gdansk, Polonia. Las habilidades de Adamek fueron demasiado para un Haumono más lento. Las Puntuaciones fueron 100-90, 99-91, 99-91.
El ex campeón mundial de peso crucero de la OMB Krzysztof Glowacki (27-1, 17 nocauts) gano luego de una detención por TKO en el sexto round sobre el previamente invicto Hizni Altunkaya (29-1, 17 KOs). Fue la primera pelea de Glowacki desde que perdió su título anate Oleksandr Usyk en septiembre pasado.
En un choque de ex campeones del título mundial, AMB # 10 / OMB# 10 / IBF # 11 peso crucero Mateusz Masternak (39-4, 26 KOs) ganó una decisión unánime de diez rounds sobre el OMB # 7 clasificado Ismayl Sillakh (25 -4, 19 KOs). Las puntuaciones fueron 96-92, 95-93 y 95-93.
Maciej Sulęcki (25-0, 10 KOs) venció a Damián Bonelli (24-2, 22 KOs) en el tercer round sobre el clasificado FIB # 6 / OMB # 11. Bonelli cayo tres veces.
El peso crucero Adam Balski (10-0, 8 KOs) logro un triunfo por nocaut en el cuarto round sobre Lukasz Janik (28-4, 15 KOs). Janik cayo dos veces.
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao told the Australian press on his arrival in Brisbane on Saturday that he is in his best fighting shape for the July 2 (July 1st in the USA) defense of the championship against WBO #1 Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Pacman also denied reports from the press in the Philippines that he has not trained hard for this title bout.
“Training is good, we did a lot of hard work. I am very excited for the fans to give a good show and to show my best in the boxing ring,” he told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio. “Some reports coming out of the Philippines that I haven’t been training hard are not true. It just happens that when some of our friends came around to our training camp, we weren’t doing much and people assumed I wasn’t training hard.”
Ticket sales have surpassed 45,000 and attendance is expected to be 55,000+.
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
WBO officials for the WBO welterweight title bout between world champion Manny Pacquiao and #1 contender Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia this Saturday have been named. The referee is Mark Nelson of Minnesota. The judges will be Waleksa Roldan of New York, Chris Flores of Arizona and Ramon Cerdan of Argentina.
Weights and Photos by Brad Snyder
Cornelius Bundrage 157 vs. Juan Rojas Sanchez (to weigh-in later)
Curtis Head 248 vs. Ronald Carter Jr. 235
Jamie Mitchell 118 vs. Letrail Solomon 117
James Ballard 176 vs. Rayco Saunders 176.5
Venue: Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI
Promoter: Lank Promotions and K-9 Boxing
Time: Sunday June 25 (Doors open 5PM, Fights start 6PM)
Tickets available at the door
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Lightweight Miguel “Mickey” Roman (57-12, 44 KOs) scored a brutal twelfth round KO over Nery “La Pantera” Saguilan (38-9-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Municipal Center of Arts in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Roman dominated the fight and threw everything at Saguilán in the final stanza, dropping him and getting the stop. Time was 1:10. Roman, who was rebounding from a KO loss to Takashi Miura in January, claimed a WBC regional belt with the victory.
In the co-feature, unbeaten WBC Youth super featherweight beltholder Eduardo “El Rocky” Hernández (23-0-3, 19 KOs) destroyed Rolando “Smooth Operator” Magbanua (26-6-1, 18 KOs) in the first round.
By Robert Coster
Former two-division WBA World Champion Javier Fortuna made his first foray in the lightweight division against fellow Dominican Mario Beltre in front of his local fans on Saturday night in Santo Domingo. Fortuna (32-1-1, 23 KOs) knocked down the outclassed Beltre (16-3, 9 KOs) in the first round and then finished him off in the second with a paralyzing hook to the body.
Flanked by his promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, Fortuna said, “I feel great fighting as a lightweight, very powerful.” It was Fortuna’s third straight victory since losing the WBA super-Featherweight title against Jason Sosa exactly a year ago. (more…)
By David Robinett
In the main event of World Fighting Championship (WFC) 73 at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort in Rancho Mirage, California, 18-year old Devin Haney continued his run as an undefeated blue-chip prospect, dispatching game but overmatched Miguel Aispuro by referee stoppage at 1:51 of the fifth round in a scheduled eight-round super lightweight bout.
Haney (16-0, 11 KOs) was a standout in the United States amateur program who missed his chance at the 2016 Summer Olympics due to his young age, winning amateur championships at lightweight and junior welterweight before turning pro. The pedigree was evident early on, as Haney fought with the confidence of someone substantially more skilled than his opponent. Haney relied early on his fast hands, snapping his left jab and firing out his right hand before Aispuro could react. Aispuro (8-6, 6 KOs), who came into this fight having only beaten two fighters with wins on their record, nevertheless gave a good account of himself, landing solid body shots throughout rounds three and four as Haney’s defense allowed some openings while he was showing off and throwing punches from a variety of angles. (more…)