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Jose Uzcategui uppdate

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Wlodarczyk edges Gevor in IBF eliminator

Wlodarczyk edges Gevor in IBF eliminator

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

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

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

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

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Tanaka defeats Acosta, retains WBO 108lb belt

Tanaka defeats Acosta, retains WBO 108lb belt

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Valdez, Marriaga, Ramirez, Bursak, Magdaleno, Dos Santos all make weight

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Miguel Marriaga 125.4
(WBO featherweight title)

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez 167.8 vs. Max Bursak 167.4
(WBO super middleweight title)

Jessie Magdaleno 121.8 vs. Adeilson Dos Santos 121.2
(WBO junior featherweight title)

Shakur Stevenson 124.8 vs. Edgar Brito 125
Fazlidden Gaibnazarov 138 vs. Victor Vazquez 137.4
Alexander Besputin 147.2 vs. Breides Prescott 147.4
Mahonri Montes 149 vs. Francisco Santana 148
Maxim Dadashev 143.2 vs. Bilal Mahasin 143.6

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: PPV

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Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Miguel Marriaga 125.4 (WBO featherweight title) Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez 167.8 vs. Max …


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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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Abraham-Krasniqi public workout

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

A large crowd of Erfurt, Germany boxing fans crowded into the Thuringia Erfurt Park Shopping Mall to see Robin Krasniqi and Arthur Abraham show their skills in a public workout. They collide tomorrow in a WBO super middleweight eliminator. The show also features world-rated heavyweight Tom Schwarz, ahead of his WBO Inter-Conti title fight at heavyweight, light heavyweight Adam Deines and super middleweights Emre Cukur, who also worked out and diligently signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.

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Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke A large crowd of Erfurt, Germany boxing fans crowded into the Thuringia Erfurt Park …


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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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Weights from the Grand Casino Hinckley, Minnesota

By Jesse Kelley at the scales
Photo: Jeremy Bjournberg

DeLorien Caraway 147 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 146
VeShawn Owens 158 vs. Romon Barber 156.8
Joe Amouta 167.8 vs. Travis Perzynski 163.4
RJ Laase 146.6 vs. Jacob Fox 149.2
Celso Ramirez 152.8 vs. Ryan Soft 154.8
Tony Palmisano 198.8 vs. BJ Lacy 198.8
Richard Quinterio 134.6 vs. Jeff Farmer 134.4

Venue and Promoter: Grand Casino Hinckley, Minnesota

By Jesse Kelley at the scales Photo: Jeremy Bjournberg DeLorien Caraway 147 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 146 VeShawn Owens 158 vs. …


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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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Perez recovers to defeat Lopez; Ellis outpoints Sosa

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Michael Perez survived a late round knockdown and two badly damaged eyes to eke out Marcelino Lopez over ten give and take rounds, super lightweights. Perez looked to box the Argentine, moving around the ring and avoiding the sweeping left handed bombs of Lopez. For the better part of the fight, the strategy looked to be working. Lopez tried to pin Perez anywhere he could to land something telling. Oddly enough, Lopez’ big moment came in the eighth with Perez backing away in the middle of the ring, guard down. That sweeping left caught Perez on the chin and down he went, almost summersaulting backward. Lopez tried to capitalize, but could not end matters. By the tenth, Perez was like a tiring pitcher trying to protect his lead with no relief in sight. Right eye bulging and cut, streaming blood, left eye looking angry as well, Perez made it to the final bell, but the win wasn’t certain. Judge Don Ackerman tabbed it for Lopez 96-93, while judge Wynn Kintz saw it 97-92 for Perez. Tom Schreck made it official at 96-93 for the majority winner Michael Perez, now 25-2-2, 11 KOs. Lopez drops to 32-2-1, 17 KOs. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Michael Perez survived a late round knockdown and two badly damaged …


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Undercard results from Verona, New York

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Eddie Gomez got back into the win column with a tactical cat & mouse decision over lanky Greek import Dennis Dauti. Dauti employed a traditional European stance- tight, high guard moving forward behind a stiff jab. The 5’7 “ Gomez easily evaded most of what Dauti had to offer, bobbing and weaving under and away, often switching stances between orthodox and southpaw. On a few occasions, the two decided to trade leather toe-to-toe, landing the occasional solid shot which brought the crowd to it’s feet, prompting the calls for more action. In the end, Gomez was too sharp and fast for the methodical Dauti, winning by scores of 79-73 (Wynn Kintz), and 77-74 (Don Ackerman and John McKaie). Gomez moves to 20-2, 11 KOs, while Dauti drops to 14-2, 7 KOs.

The ESPN 2 Golden Boy Boxing card at Verona, New York’s Turning Stone Resort and Casino got off to a quick start at light heavyweight’s Jimmy Garcia and Albert Tulley met in a scheduled four rounder. Syracuse’s Garcia bulldozed Gouverneur, New York’s Tulley via a flurry of well-placed body shots. Tulley rose from knockdown, then when referee Benjy Esteves, Jr. asked if he could continue, Tulley wobbled forward, prompting Esteves to wave it off at 1:46 for a TKO1. Garcia is now 5-0, 3 KOs while Tulley loses his debut at 0-1. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Eddie Gomez got back into the win column with a tactical …



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Weights From Warren, Michigan

Story and photos by Bob Ryder at the scales

Hasim Rahman, Jr 233 vs Demetrius Shaw TBD
Zach Shamoun 119.3 vs Ronald Alston TBD
Antonio Wade 162.5 vs TBA
Eric Moon 184.7 vs Angelo Buchanan 181.2
Daywaun Roseberry 146.8 vs Bobirzhan Mominon 146.8
Issac Flores 133.2 vs Darnell Pettis TBD
Note: Severe weather in area caused flight delays for several fighters to miss initial weigh in

Venue: DeCarlo’s Convention Center, Warren, Michigan
Promoter: Second 2 None Promotions (Kenny Moore, Vi Tran)
Doors: 7 PM
First Bout: 8 PM

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Story and photos by Bob Ryder at the scales Hasim Rahman, Jr 233 vs Demetrius Shaw TBD Zach Shamoun 119.3 …


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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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Sakkreerin victorious

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Fahlan Sakkreerin Junior (32-5-1) Stopped Oscar Raknafa (13-14) in round seven to capture the vacant IBF Asia Junior Flyweight title fight on Thursday at Banrattirat, Nonthaburin, Thailand.

Sakkreerin junior controlled the bout as he continually connected with solid left jabs on his shorter opponent. Sakkreerin dropped Raknafa with body shots body in round five and in round six. In round seven Sakkreerin junior dropped Raknafa and the referee crowned Sakkreerin at 0.28. Raknafa was coming off a victory over Muhammad Rachman (65-13-5) former IBF and WBA mini flyweight champion.

In other action, light-welterweight Downua Ruaviking (8-0) stopped Eddy Comaro (33-30-5) in round three of a scheduled six round bout. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Fahlan Sakkreerin Junior (32-5-1) Stopped Oscar Raknafa (13-14) in round seven to capture …


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Berto, Porter, Charlo, Hatley speak

Former world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Thursday two days before they enter the ring for a world title eliminator showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, this Saturday, April 22 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.

Super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo and top rated contender Charley Hatley and their camps exchanged heated words during Thursday’s press conference prior to their co-main event matchup live on SHOWTIME at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.

Here is what the participants had to say Thursday:

Andre Berto:

“I started my career in New York and it feels great to be back here in New York. This is going to be a fantastic night of fights. I go a long way back with a lot these fighters up here. It’s tremendous to see these fighters still dialed-in and at this level. I’m the old vet in the group now. (more…)

Former world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Thursday two days before they enter the ring for a …



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Canelo media day

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotion

Tucked away on a corner of a busy street in South San Diego, California, The House of Boxing gym is exactly that, a boxing gym. No mats for mixed martial arts or an octagon are found here but only vintage boxing posters and photos of ring greats on its walls along with a boxing ring and the assortment of heavy, speed and double-end bags to practice the art of the sweet science. Also about twice a year for the last three usually in the mid afternoon during a weekday, you will find a portable taquero in the back, a mariachi in the front and every major news outlet from both sides of border as well as nearby Los Angeles represented inside to welcome twenty-six year old Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34KO). Alvarez of Guadalajara, Mexico, some years ago purchased a home in the north county of “America’s Finest City” and since his 2014 fight against Alfredo “Perro” Angulo has trained in sunny San Diego.

Now Alvarez, the current WBO super welterweight champion, finds himself on the tail end of training camp for his first fight of the year, a twelve round attraction against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-2-1, 32KO) of Culiacan, Mexico. The fight, announced in January, has sold out the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, for May 6th and has drummed up enough interest to also sell out a number of closed circuit venues in Sin City as well prompting Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez’s promoter, to distribute the HBO Pay-Per-View event on movie screens across the country. (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotion Tucked away on a corner of a busy street …


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Parker: Tyson Fury will be looking for revenge if I beat Hughie

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) has been studying the boxing style of WBO#1 Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) who he will clash with in Auckland, New Zealand on May 6 and knows if he can defeat the Englishman his cousin Tyson Fury will be looking for revenge

“From what I’ve seen of him he is a tall and rangy guy and I’ve been able to see his style and what he does well. He’s got height and reach on me so I’ve got to apply pressure and mix up my attacks,” Parker told livefight.com.

“We don’t know what his tactics will be, but we’ve got our game-plan so we’ll see if he does what he usually does or brings something different on the night.

“It will be important to mix up my attacks; it’s got to be body-head, body-head constantly changing my attack.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) has been studying the boxing …


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Valdez Marriaga Top Rank PPV final press conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Top Rank

Undefeated WBO featherweight world champion Óscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and his opponent NABO champion and number one contender Miguel Marriaga (25-1, 21 KOs) of Columbia held the final press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live for their fight this Saturday April 22, at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California live on Pay Per View.

“Were very proud of this car because we have 3 world champions. The “Three Amigos” defending their titles and the pro debut of a young man who will be a superstar it’s a really memorable night,” Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said in opening the press conference.

Oscar Valdez

“I’m very excited, the fight is almost here. I have been training since January. This is my second chance to put up a good fight at Stub Hub, there is something about that place. My style and Marriaga’s style are perfect for each other. We know Marriaga has what it takes. Expect the best Oscar Valdez,” Valdez said. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Top Rank Undefeated WBO featherweight world champion Óscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico …


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Weights from Verona, New York

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at the scales

Michael Perez 141 vs. Marcelino Nicolas Lopez 140
Rashidi Ellis 147 vs. John Karl Sosa 147*
(IBF North American Welterweight title)

Eddie Gomez 146.75 vs. Dennis Dauti 146
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 178.25 vs. Larry Pryor 178.75
Travell Mazion 154 vs. Juan Jesus Rivera 153
Jimmy Garcia 164.25 vs. Albert Tulley 170.25

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Promoter: Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions)
Matchmaker: Roberto Diaz & Javier Razo
T.V.: ESPN2
Doors Open: 7 P.M., First bell: 7 P.M., Airtime: 10 P.M.

*John Karl Sosa made 147 on the nose in his second attempt. He is now eligible to win the IBF North American welterweight title against defending champ Rashidi Ellis.

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at the scales Michael Perez 141 vs. Marcelino Nicolas Lopez 140 Rashidi Ellis …


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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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Interview: Andre Berto

By Arvin Nundloll
Photos: Stephanie Trapp

Former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto takes on Shawn Porter in a WBC final eliminator with the victor rewarded with a shot against Keith Thurman. Berto spoke to FightNews to tell us more about his plans for the fight, how he believes he’s now back in championship form and what going 12 rounds with Mayweather Jr. does to a fighter.

When asked about challenging Porter in the ring, Berto didn’t play down the threat faced on Saturday night.

“Shawn Porter is the type of kid that a touch, scrappy fighter. He doesn’t mind fighting the best and puts on great shows and a great fight every time and everybody knows he’s one of the top welterweight fighters in the world.” (more…)

By Arvin Nundloll Photos: Stephanie Trapp Former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto takes on Shawn Porter in a WBC final …


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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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