Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

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Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

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Baranchyk batters Lopez, Lippe-Morrison halts Cobb

Rising stars and Holden Productions “Four State Franchise” members Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and Trey Lippe-Morrison kept their perfect records in tact following impressive victories Saturday at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami. Oklahoma.

Headlining in front of a standing room only crowd in his adopted hometown of Miami, OK, Baranchyk (13-0, 10 KOs) outscored game Phoenix native Wilberth Lopez (15-7, 10 KOs) over ten rounds. Lopez, who defeated five previously unbeaten foes, had to deal with the ultra-aggressive style of Baranchyk but scored a flash knockdown in the fourth round. The knockdown, his first suffered as a pro, had little impact on the fight. For the rest of the contest, the IBF #12 ranked Baranchyk overpowered Lopez, who was on the receiving end of many hard shots but finished the bout on his feet. Scores were 98-91 twice and 97-92.

In the co-main event, Lippe-Morrison (13-0, 13 KOs) kept his knockout streak intact with a two round beatdown of veteran Ty Cobb (19-8, 11 KOs). Living and fighting out of Vinita, OK, Lippe-Morrison focused on attacking Cobb’s midsection, forcing him to lower his guard. Lippe-Morrison quickly changed focus and dropped Cobb in the second round with a left hook to the head. Cobb beat the count but found himself on the floor shortly thereafter courtesy of another hard left hook. The tough Texan made it back to his feet but was in no shape to continue, forcing the stoppage at 2:10. (more…)

Rising stars and Holden Productions “Four State Franchise” members Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and Trey Lippe-Morrison kept their perfect records …


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Parker-Ruiz Recap

By David Finger

Baseball might not be the biggest sport in New Zealand, but if the Chicago Cubs showed boxing fans anything in 2016 it was this: streaks were made to be broken.

And on Saturday night boxing was going to see one streak come to an end. Either undefeated Andy Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs) would become the first Mexican heavyweight champion in history (although Ruiz hails from Los Angeles he was born in Mexicali, Mexico and fought for Mexico in the 2008 Olympic Games qualification tournaments) or undefeated Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) would break a streak that began on August 6, 1883 (over 25-years before the Cubs won their last world series before this season). On that date New Zealand’s Herbert “Māori” Slade became the first person of color to fight for a world title as well as the first New Zealander to fight for the world title. Slade came up short when he was knocked out by John L. Sullivan in three rounds, and gave birth to a heavyweight drought in New Zealand that Joseph Parker was determined to break on Saturday night. (more…)

By David Finger Baseball might not be the biggest sport in New Zealand, but if the Chicago Cubs showed boxing …



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Chavez Jr Post Fight Remarks

By Felipe Leon

“I felt good and worked for a ten round fight,” said Chavez Jr. “I am conscious my pace slowed down in the second half of the fight but it was naturally because of the inactivity. I didn’t go for the knockout because of that reason, I wanted to conserve my energy since I didn’t know how my body was going to react.”

“I am happy with the win and my performance. I am ready to come back in two or three months. I don’t need another fight. I am ready for a world title fight with anybody or any other big fight.”

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

By Felipe Leon “I felt good and worked for a ten round fight,” said Chavez Jr. “I am conscious my …


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Joshua-Klitschko kickoff presser on Wednesday

Anthony Joshua face former world ruler Wladimir Klitschko for his IBF heavyweight title PLUS the vacant WBA heavyweight championship PLUS the IBO belt on April 29 at London’s Wembley Stadium live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko
Photo: Matchroom Boxing, KMG and K2 Promotions

Anthony Joshua: “It is the perfect time for me to move up another step and contest my heavyweight championship belt against one of the legends of our sport. There is no doubt this will be a titanic battle with a huge amount on the line, just like every fight, but when I enter the ring I will be prepared for victory as I have been with all my other fights. The legend against the champ – it’s time to write history.”

Wladimir Klitschko: “I’m looking forward to this fight of the year, just like boxing fans all around the world. This is the first time in a decade that I’m the challenger again. I will fight against a champion who I consider the best of the young generation. Basically experience will take on youth. This makes this fight that unique. I will be ready for the challenge!”

An announcement on tickets will be made at a press conference on Wednesday.

Anthony Joshua face former world ruler Wladimir Klitschko for his IBF heavyweight title PLUS the vacant WBA heavyweight championship PLUS …




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Mares defeats Cuellar to reclaim WBA featherweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Former three division world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) is a world champion again. Mares outboxed, knocked down and dethroned WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KOs) by twelve round split decision on Saturday night at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. Mares was in control throughout and dropped the champ in round eleven. Scores were 117-110, 116-111 Mares, 115-112 Cuellar.

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former three division world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) is a …


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Chavez Jr comes back with unanimous decision over Britsch

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Rafael Soto

In front of reported ten thousand enthusiastic boxing fans in a slightly reduced Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and broadcast live in Mexico and Bein Sports in the United States, the first Mexican middleweight champion in history Julio Cesar Chavez Jr made his return after seventeen months out of the ring. Chanvez Jr (50-2-1, 32KO) imposed his will for most of the ten round fight in the super middleweight division over the game Dominik Britsch (32-3-1, 11KO) of Germany and won via unanimous decision with scores of 99-91 three times.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

After a cautious first round from both, Chavez Jr went back to the signature punch of the Chavez dynasty, the left hook to the body, and began to pepper them through out the fight along with hard right hands to the head.

Chavez Jr’s best moments were when he would trap the slightly shorter Britsch against the ropes and would go to work with body shots doubled with shots to the head as the German would put up a high guard. (more…)

By Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Rafael Soto In front of reported ten thousand enthusiastic boxing fans in a slightly …


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Crawford dominates and stops Molina

By Bill Green at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBC/WBO super lightweight Terence Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round TKO against overmatched rugged WBO #2 John Molina Jr (29-7, 23 KOs) on Saturday night before 11,270 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The talented unified champion Crawford toyed with the game Molina until referee Mark Nelson stopped the punishment at 2:32 of round eight.

After the fight, Crawford explained his strategy for the fight. “The plan was to outbox him, turn him, catch him coming in. We knew he was dangerous.”

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By Bill Green at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC/WBO super lightweight Terence Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided eight …


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Charlo KOs Williams in five

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

IBF super welterweight champion Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) scored a fifth round O over Julian “J-Rock” Williams (22-1-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Galen Center on the campus of USC in Los Angeles. Charlo dropped Williams in round two and floored him twice more in the fifth round. Time was 2:06.

Jermall Charlo

After the fight, Williams attempted to shake hands with Charlo, but the champ refused. Charlo later apologized and called out WBO champ Canelo Alvarez.

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside IBF super welterweight champion Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) scored a fifth round O over …



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WBC super bantam champ Hasegawa retires

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Three-time WBC champion Hozumi Hasegawa on Friday announced to hang up gloves for good without making a defense after winning his third belt in the super-bantam class via stoppage of Hugo Ruiz this September.

Boxing champion Hozumi Hasegawa

Hozumi, a 35-year-old veteran southpaw, captured the WBC bantam throne by an upset victory over Veeraphol Sahaprom Nakhonluang-Promotion on points in 2005 and kept it ten times including a clearcut KO win over the former champ to his credit. Having been dethroned by WBO ruler Fernando Montiel in a unification bout in 2010, Hozumi, in his comeback bout, jumped up to the 126-pound division and acquired the vacant WBC featherweight belt by outscoring Mexican Juan Carlos Burgos that year. Hasegawa, in his initial defense, forfeited his second belt to Jhonny Gonzalez by a fourth round stoppage in 2011. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Three-time WBC champion Hozumi Hasegawa on Friday announced to hang up gloves for …


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Crawford-Molina Undercard: Beltran, Monaghan, Reed victorious

By Bill Green
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Former world title challenger and IBF #8, WBC #11 rated lightweight Ray Beltran (32-7-1, 20 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round KO over WBO #4, WBA #9, IBF #14 lightweight Mason Menard (32-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Beltran was a level above Menard and laid him out with a left hook at the :51 mark. Beltran won the NABF and NABO belts.

Ray Beltran

“I trained hard,” said Beltran afterward. “I’m ready for a title fight. I’m hungry. I made adjustments in the gym, since the Crawford fight we’re 3-0 with 3 KOs.”

Regarding a possible fight with WBO champion Terry Flanagan: “You know me. I will go anywhere. Anybody at 135 that has a belt.”

Regarding Felix Verdejo: “He needs a belt, I still believe he needs to prove himself.” (more…)

By Bill Green Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Former world title challenger and IBF #8, WBC #11 rated lightweight Ray Beltran …


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Undercard Results from LA: Josesito, Lipinets, Lubin, Barrios, Centeno win

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated super lightweight contender Sergey Lipinets (11-0, 9 KOs) scored an eighth round knockout over former world title challenger Lenny Zappavigna (35-3, 25 KOs) in a scheduled ten round bout. Zappavigna outworked Lipinets early, but in round five a left hook by Lipinets dropped Zappavigna. Zappavigna also suffered a cut on his right eye that began to bleed. Lipinets continued to land big shots. Lipinets backed Zappavigna to the ropes in the seventh and teed off. A right by Lipinets dropped the bloodied Zappavigna again in the eighth. Referee Thomas Taylor reached a ten count at 1:23.

Middleweight prospect Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (17-0, 12 KOs) of Orlando, Florida scored a second round knockout over the Dominican Republics Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (23-2, 15 KO’s) in a scheduled ten round bout. Lubin sent Cabrera to the canvas a pair of times as referee Ray Corona waved it off at 2:09. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Undefeated super lightweight contender Sergey Lipinets (11-0, 9 KOs) scored an eighth round knockout over …


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Chavez-Britsch Undercard Results

By Felipe Leon at ringside

Twenty-year-old Tijuana sensation Jaime Munguia (19-0, 16KO), fighting at middleweight, passed his toughest test yet with flying colors by stopping tough veteran Alvaro “Tyson” Robles (19-7, 17KO) in the televised ten round semi-main event.

Munguia, who usually fights at welterweight, wasted no time in finding a home for his well-placed left hook and made that his weapon of choice against the shorter Robles. “Tyson” of Mexicali, Mexico, was no slouch and looked to score his overhand right from the outside as Munguia early on hardly used his jab but by the third the young Tijuana fighter was putting together three punch combos of jab, right hand and left hook to the liver which found its mark more than it missed. “Tyson” was not giving up and kept looking for that right hand that when it landed would turn Munguia’s head. Late in the third a heated exchanged punctuated with yet another left body blow forced Robles to take a knee to slow down the action. (more…)

By Felipe Leon at ringside Twenty-year-old Tijuana sensation Jaime Munguia (19-0, 16KO), fighting at middleweight, passed his toughest test yet …



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Joshua demolishes Molina in three

Unbeaten IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) destroyed Eric “The Drummer Boy” Molina (25-4, 19 KOs) in three rounds on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Joshua dropped Molina in round three and finished him with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:02.

The 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Joshua made his second defense of his title. He will next face Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 in London’s 80,000-seat Wembley Stadium. That fight was officially announced in the ring after the fight.

Unbeaten IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) destroyed Eric “The Drummer Boy” Molina (25-4, 19 KOs) in three …


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Whyte edges Chisora in heavyweight war

In a war of attrition, WBC #10 heavyweight Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) won a very close twelve round split decision over WBC #11, IBF #11, WBA #13 Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. After a very entertaining slugfest, scores were 115-114 for Chisora and 115-113, 115-114 for Whyte.

In a war of attrition, WBC #10 heavyweight Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) won a very close twelve round split …


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King Kong Ortiz stops Allen in seven

WBA #1 heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 22 KOs) battered David Allen (9-2-1, 6 KOs) for seven rounds before getting a referee’s stoppage on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Ortiz in command all the way, Allen never went down. It was Ortiz’ second bout in 28 days, coming off a decision over Malik Scott last month in Monaco.

Former super middleweight world title challenger Frank Buglioni (19-2-1, 15 KOs) moved up to light heavyweight and scored a dramatic come-from-behind twelfth round TKO over previously unbeaten reigning British champion Hosea Burton (18-1, 9 KOs). Buglioni dropped Burton in rounds eleven and twelve to claim the domestic title.

The unbeaten Conor Benn (6-0, 4 KOs) needed just 67 seconds to finish Steven Backhouse (1-5-1, 1 KO). The son of British ring legend Nigel Benn put Backhouse down twice.

WBA #1 heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 22 KOs) battered David Allen (9-2-1, 6 KOs) for seven rounds before …


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Quigg stops Cayetano; Yafai beats Concepcion to claim WBA superfly belt

Former world 122lb champion Scott Quigg (32-1, 24 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Jose Cayetano (20-5, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Quigg outclassed Cayetano over all nine rounds. He ended it with a left to the body putting down Cayetano which prompted the referee to wave it off.

Undefeated super flyweight Khalid Yafai (21-0, 14 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion (35-5, 24 KOs). The sleek Yafai outboxed Concepcion, winning round after round. In round ten, Yafai knocked Concepcion down with a left hook. With this victory, Kal Yafai becomes the new WBA world super flyweight champion. Scores were 120-108, 120-108, 117-110. Concepcion lost the title Friday on the scale.

Undefeated WBC #1 super middleweight Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over Luke Blackledge (22-3-2, 7 KOs). Smith pressed the action throughout the fight. In round three Smith knocked down Blackledge with a left-right combo. In round eight Smith landed a straight right, knocking down Blackledge for the second time in the fight. In round nine Smith hit Blackledge with a left hook, knocking him out.

Former world 122lb champion Scott Quigg (32-1, 24 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Jose Cayetano (20-5, 9 KOs) …



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Nelson Battles Napoleon For Vacant UBF/WIBA Super Middleweight titles

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated multi-time, multi-division world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA will try for yet another world title when she faces equally undefeated Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon of Lindenhurst, NY in a 10-round battle for the vacant UBF and WIBA Super Middleweight championships on Saturday, December 10 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. The card is promoted by Ponytail Promotions. and Sho Nuff Promotions. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Undefeated multi-time, multi-division world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA will try for yet …


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In shape Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returns tonight

Former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) is ready for the next chapter of his professional career and by the looks of things his seems very determined to get back to the top. The oldest son of the Mexico’s greatest fighter stepped in the scale Friday in Monterrey and weigh-in at 167.8, well under the contract weight of 169 pounds and also under the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Photo: Zanfer

“For me, it’s not just about making weight but feeling good and knowing that I am going to be ready to give it my all in the ring tomorrow night. I worked really hard getting ready for his fight and I am really looking forward to getting into the ring again,” said Chavez Jr. (more…)

Former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) is ready for the next chapter of his professional …


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Parker, Ruiz Post Fight Comments

By David Finger

Newly crowned WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz spoke to reporters following their world championship fight on Saturday night in Auckland, New Zealand.

WBO heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker
Photo: David Finger

Joseph Parker: “I felt when I was using my jab everything flowed well. When I didn’t use it I allowed him to close the gap and throw punches.”

Andy Ruiz: “I thought I was controlling the fight with the jab. But I think he had the advantage in that I fought in his hometown.”

More photos + trainer quotes

By David Finger Newly crowned WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz spoke to reporters following their world championship …


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Parker edges Ruiz for WBO heavyweight title

By David Finger at ringside

For five rounds it looked like Andy Ruiz was poised to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion. Outworking his opponent from New Zealand and rattling the 24-year old Kiwi in the second round Ruiz seemed to dominate the early rounds and racked up what was bordering on an insurmountable lead on the scorecards.

Then he inexplicably stopped throwing punches and began to look for the one big shot that would end the fight.

Parker took advantage of Ruiz’s inactivity and seemed to win the middle rounds on activity alone. By round eight the jab of Parker began to give Andy Ruiz real problems as he also found a home for his right hand. Going into the eleventh round it appeared that Ruiz needed a knockout to win, and sensing the danger he was in, he fought accordingly. Ruiz won the final two rounds with aggression and counter right hands that had Joseph Parker backing up for much of the final minute of the fight. However, although one judge scored the fight 114-114 he was overruled by the other two judges at ringside who scored the fight for Parker by a score of 115-113. Parker improves to 22-0, 18 KOs with the win while Ruiz drops to 29-1, 19 KOs. Fightnews had the fight scored 114-114 as well. Tony Weeks was the referee.

“He’s a great fighter,” Parker said after the fight. “Let’s celebrate New Zealand! We did it!”

By David Finger at ringside For five rounds it looked like Andy Ruiz was poised to become the first Mexican-American …


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Parker-Ruiz Early Results: Horn and Dogboe vanquish foes

By David Finger at ringside

In the co-main event to the Joseph Parker-Andy Ruiz fight in Auckland, WBO and IBF #2 welterweight contender Jeff Horn scored a solid, if not spectacular, win over South Africa’s Ali Funeka. Funeka was credited with a knockdown in round two at the bell, although the replay shows that the knockdown was the result of a clash of heads. In round four another clash of heads led to a cut over the left eye of Funeka and at two minutes of round five Horn dropped Funeka wit a hard overhand right and quick combination upstairs. Funeka rose but barely survived the round after another shot sent him reeling into the ropes at the end of the round. In round six a hard overhand right dropped Funeka and although he got up his legs were clearly not under him and referee Marlon Wright wisely waved off the fight at 0:30 of round six. Horn also was cut over his right eye, an injury that may impact his standing for a possible showdown with Manny Pacquiao early next year.

In an eagerly anticipated international fight in the super bantamweight division, undefeated Isaac Dogboe of Ghana scored a dominant seventh round TKO over crafty Argentine Julian Aristule. Aristule seemed to give Dogboe some trouble in the early rounds but Dogboe kept up an explosive pace and by round seven Aristule was unable to cope with the relentless attack of the prospect from Ghana. Dogboe scored two knockdowns in the seventh round, prompting Aristule’s corner to wave the white towel. With the win Dogboe improves to 16-0 while Aristule slips to 32-7. Dogboe wins the WBO International super bantamweight title as well as the WBO Latino super bantamweight belt with the win. (more…)

By David Finger at ringside In the co-main event to the Joseph Parker-Andy Ruiz fight in Auckland, WBO and IBF …


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Boxing in Venezuela tonight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Venezuela will close the 2017 season this Saturday at the Yesterday Recreation Center inTurmero and will have as a star bout with the Venezuelan prospects Lorenzo Parra II against Edixon Perez. The event promises to be one of the most exciting of the year here. On Friday at the National Stadium Brígido Iriarte de Caracas and all boxers made weight without difficulty.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Venezuela will close the 2017 season this Saturday at the Yesterday Recreation Center inTurmero and will …


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Clarkson annihilates Pryor

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

A packed house at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas Friday night was setup for Top Rank’s super welterweight prospect Joey Alday to build on his fanbase as he was scheduled as the main event in only his fourth professional fight that included some of the top local talent in Dallas Fort Worth. But when Alday, who is guided by Montoya-Ruibal Boxing Management, was unable to secure a suitable opponent by a commission mandated cutoff time of noon of fight night, he was off the card. Alday, sitting ringside, told Fightnews he was disappointed he could not fight and can’t wait to get back in the ring.

That left the door wide open for the charismatic light heavyweight southpaw Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson (19-3, 12 KOs), already scheduled on the card, to take over as the main event against Larry Pryor (10-15, 5 KOs). (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Robert Hughes A packed house at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas Friday night was setup …


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Weights from China

Razvan Cojanu 255 *Zhi Yu Wu 283
(vacant WBO China Zone heavyweight title)

Venue: Hangzhou Stadium, Hangzhou, China
Promoter: Jiashu Chen (China International Boxing Indus)

Note: Wu was a last moment replacement for Alexander Frank (11-0, 9 KOs) of Germany by way of Kazakhstan.

Razvan Cojanu 255 *Zhi Yu Wu 283 (vacant WBO China Zone heavyweight title) Venue: Hangzhou Stadium, Hangzhou, China Promoter: Jiashu …


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Aussie Football Star Gallen Victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxingx

In a nationally televised promotion, Rugby league football star and Australian heavyweight contender Paul Gallen (6-0,3KO’s) outpointed Junior Paulo (0-1-0) over three rounds in the main event at the Hordern Pavilion Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday.

Gallen, 231 pounds, delivered accurate left jabs in round one to keep his powerful opponent off balance in round one but midway into round two Paulo, 264 pounds, had Gallen dazed as he connected with power shots to the head. Gallen recovered to gain control at the conclusion of the round. Round three had Gallen punishing his opponent with accurate head and body shots and Paulo was in trouble at the bell. Scores 30-27, 30-27, 30-28. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxingx In a nationally televised promotion, Rugby league football star and Australian heavyweight contender …


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Cuellar-Mares, Charlo-Williams Officials

Below are the officials assigned for the two world title fights on Saturday night’s Showtime-televised world title twinbill from the Galen Center on the campus Of USC in downtown Los Angeles.

WBA Featherweight World Championship
Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares
Referee: Jack Reiss
Judges: Kermit Bayless, Max DeLuca, Dave Moretti

IBF Jr Middleweight World Championship
Jermall Charlo vs. Julian Williams
Referee: Wayne Hedgepeth
Judges: Eddie Hernandez, Patrick Russell, Zachary Young

Below are the officials assigned for the two world title fights on Saturday night’s Showtime-televised world title twinbill from the …


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Weights from Bethlehem, PA

David Peralta 145.5 vs. Berlin Abreu 147.2
(WBC Latino Title)

Kermit Cintron 147.8 vs. Rosemberg Gomez 147.1
Ronald Ellis 167 vs. Oscar Riojas 169
Erik Spring 150 vs. Grayson Blake 148
Derric Rossy 226.5 vs. Richard Carmack 362.3
Antowyan Aikens 169 vs. Blake Mansfield 167.7
Abraham Nova 127.9 vs. Joshua Santos 127.1
Chordale Booker 155 vs. Dawond Pickney 158.7
Jesus Perez 140.5 vs. Antonio Allen 143

Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
Promoters: GH3 Promotions, King’s Promotions and Sampson Boxing

David Peralta 145.5 vs. Berlin Abreu 147.2 (WBC Latino Title) Kermit Cintron 147.8 vs. Rosemberg Gomez 147.1 Ronald Ellis 167 …


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John Molina: I apologize to the fans, no excuses

By Bill Green

John Molina: I apologize to the fans, no excuses I should’ve made the weight, by no mistake did we not prepare. My body just rejected the cut. Everyone knows me, I’ve never missed weight before. From me to you, as a Nebraskan, I apologize. We did everything the same in camp, prepared just like the Provodnikov fight. My body just can’t make 140 any longer. I’m 33 years old now and I squeezed every drop out but my body just would cooperate. I take full consequences and I will give 100% tomorrow night, the fans will definitely get their money’s worth.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

By Bill Green John Molina: I apologize to the fans, no excuses I should’ve made the weight, by no mistake …


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“Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr Found Dead In Mexico

By Felipe Leon

Early reports indicate featherweight prospect Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr (25-3-3, 15KO) was found dead this morning in Guadalajara, Mexico. Gonzalez Jr was the son of former world champion Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez who won a world title at featherweight in the ’90s. Gonzalez Jr is best known for sending current the then IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton to the canvas twice in the first round in July of last year in San Antonio, Texas. Frampton won the fight via twelve round unanimous decision.

It is reported Gonzalez Jr was found in a vehicle with two more bodies, cause and those responsible are not known at this time.

By Felipe Leon Early reports indicate featherweight prospect Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr (25-3-3, 15KO) was found dead this morning in …


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Nica Concepcion loses title on scale

WBA super flyweight champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion was unable to make the 115lb limit at Friday’s weigh-in in Manchester, England. The vacant world title will be on the line for Yafai only. Concepcion, who was initially 2.4 pounds heavy, only managed to drop three ounces.

Luis Concepcion 117.25 vs. Kal Yafai 114.5
(Vacant WBA super flyweight championship)

Other weights:
Scott Quigg 125.7 vs. Jose Cayetano 127.3
Dillian Whyte 246 vs. Dereck Chisora 250
Callum Smith 167.5 vs. Luke Blackledge 166.6
Luiz Ortiz 241 vs. David Allen 258
Hosea Burton 174.3 vs. Frank Buglioni ??
Conor Benn 147.25 vs. Steve Backhouse 143.6
Katie Taylor 132.1 vs. Viviane Obenauf 131.6

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports Box Office (UK)

WBA super flyweight champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion was unable to make the 115lb limit at Friday’s weigh-in in Manchester, England. …


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Q&A: Andy Ruiz

By David Finger

There is no doubt that history will be made tonight in Auckland, New Zealand when Andy Ruiz and Joseph Parker face off for the vacant WBO heavyweight title. Two undefeated contenders will not only battle for the vacant world title, but also for the opportunity to be either the first Kiwi or the first Mexican to win a heavyweight title. For two nations with as proud a boxing history as New Zealand and Mexico, it will be an end of a streak that rivals the Cubs World Series drought in baseball. Although New Zealand’s David Tua came the closest in recent years, the drought for New Zealand went all the way back to 1883, when Herbert “Maori” Slade fought John L. Sullivan for the world championship. It was historic fight in that it was the first time an ethnic minority would fight for the heavyweight title. But ultimately Slade would come up short, and the drought for New Zealand would begin.

But while every Kiwi is firmly in the back of their local hero Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz is determined to see New Zealand’s drought last a little longer. He has a mission as well: become the first Mexican heavyweight champion in history. Ruiz hails from Los Angeles, but as a native son of Mexicali he has a firm connection to the country of his birth. And he is determined to bring a world title belt back to LA not only for California, but for Mexico as well. Ruiz took some time to speak with the media after the weigh in yesterday. (more…)

By David Finger There is no doubt that history will be made tonight in Auckland, New Zealand when Andy Ruiz …


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Crawford 139.6, Molina 4 pounds heavy

By Bill Green
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Terence Crawford 139.6 vs John Molina Jr 144
(WBC/WBO super lightweight title)
Note: Molina came back later and weighed 143.4

Mason Menard 134.2 vs Ray Beltran 133.8
Sean Monaghan 179.2 vs Fernando Castaneda 177.8
Mike Reed 142 vs Sidney Siqueira 141.6
Kevin Ceja Ventura 135 vs Gregorio Perez Herrera 134.4
Steven Nelson 175.4 vs Chris Harris 175
Chris Arguello 168.4 vs Manuel Medrano 167

Promoter: Top Rank
Venue: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
TV: HBO

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By Bill Green Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Terence Crawford 139.6 vs John Molina Jr 144 (WBC/WBO super lightweight …


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Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams on weight

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Jesus Andres Cuellar 124 vs. Abner Mares 126
(WBA featherweight title)

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Jermall Charlo 153.4 vs. Julian Williams 154
(IBF jr middleweight title)

Sergey Lipinets 139.8 vs. Leonardo Zappavigna 139.6
Erickson Lubin 157 vs. Juan Ubaldo Cabrera 159

Promoter: Premier Boxing Champions
Venue: USC Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: Showtime

Jesus Andres Cuellar 124 vs. Abner Mares 126 (WBA featherweight title) Jermall Charlo 153.4 vs. Julian Williams 154 (IBF jr …


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Weights from Puerto Rico

By Robert Coster

Alfredo Santiago 129 vs Jayson Velez 130

Cindy Serrano 125 vs Calixta Salgado 124.4
(For vacant WBO Featherweight title )

Subiel Matthew140 vs Antonio Sanchez140
Alberto Machado 130 vs Orlando Rizo130

Derrick Cuevas 146.5 vs Daniel Sostre146.4
(WBA Fedecentro welterweight title)

Promotor: Fresh Productions
Venue: Coliseo Cosme Beitia, Catano, Puerto Rico

By Robert Coster Alfredo Santiago 129 vs Jayson Velez 130 Cindy Serrano 125 vs Calixta Salgado 124.4 (For vacant WBO …


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Weights from Monterrey, Mexico

By Felipe Leon

Julio César Chávez Jr 168 vs Dominik Britsch 167.5
Jaime Munguia 157.6 vs Alvaro Robles 157.6
Isaac Rodríguez 165.3 vs Jesus Angel Nerio 169.3
Omar Chávez 158.7 vs Cesar Chávez 158.7
Abner Lopez 146.6 vs Ramon Palomares 144.4
Ramón Hidalgo 142.8 vs Rodolfo Macias 140
Humberto De Santiago 126.7 vs Saul Gutiérrez 126.7
Sergio Sánchez 122.3 vs Roberto Carrizalez 122.3
Cesar Soriano 137.7 vs Galo Santos 136.6
Brayan Gonzalez 131 vs Luis Gerardo Jasso 131
Paola Torres 130 vs Karla Díaz 126.7
Giancarlos Cruz 146 vs Raúl Guerrero 146

Venue: Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: TV Azteca and Bein

By Felipe Leon Julio César Chávez Jr 168 vs Dominik Britsch 167.5 Jaime Munguia 157.6 vs Alvaro Robles 157.6 Isaac …




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