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Late sub Ruiz outpoints Martinez

Late sub Ruiz outpoints Martinez

Photo: Manny "Mitts" Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions Late sub Erik Ruiz (16-5-1, 6 KOs) scored a surprising ten round majority ...

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Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Report and photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno, 122, impressively kept his WBA super-bantam belt when he quickly started his engine ...

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Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno (24-5-1, 14 KOs) will put his newly acquired WBA super-bantam belt on the line ...

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Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Photos: Uwe Koch The wait is almost over! Five years after their first scheduled contest Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly ...

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Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Photos: Jane Phillips/Premier Boxing Champions Welterweight olympian Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten rising prospect Bryant ...

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Weights from Erie, Pennsylvania

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

Prenice Brewer 147 vs. Justin Johnson 148
Roy Barringer 162 vs. Hakeem Atkinson 163
Dayjuan Roseberry 144.5 vs. Terrell Houston 145
Bradley Hamil 243 vs. Idris Wasi 205
Isaiah Steen 165 vs. Marjan Flowers 160
Fred Wilson Jr. 155 vs. Bobby Watson 151
Robert James Thomas 195 vs. Antwaun Taylor 194

Promoter: Bizzarro Promotions
Venue: Presque Isle Downs & Casino



September 3rd, 2016

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LA Fight Club: Gutierrez, Gonzalez victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

It was Mexico vs. Puerto Rico Friday night in the LA Fight Club main event as middleweight Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez (21-2-1, 9 KOs) of Tijuana won a ten round unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (28-7-1, 26 KOs) at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Melendez sent Gutierrez to the canvas in round two with a right hand. Despite being down early in the fight Gutierrez got off the canvas and pressured Melendez for the second half of the fight. The two continued to stand and trade late in the fight as Melendez suffered a cut on his left cheek. In the tenth and final round Melendez and Gutierrez continued to trade as the fight was close with both finishing strong going toe to toe. In the end the judges scored the bout 97-92, 97-92, and 96-93 for Gutierrez.

Undefeated Buena Park lightweight Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (15-0, 13 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Jonathan Corrales (8-4-2, 3 KOs) of Mexico in the scheduled eight round co-main event. A double left hook by Gonzalez dropped Corrales in the opening round. A right/left combo by Chimpa dropped Corrales for good as the referee waved it off at 1:57 of the second round. (more…)



September 2nd, 2016


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Cuadras 2.3lbs heavier than Chocolatito at WBC 7-day weigh-in

WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0-0, 38KO’s) and undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (35-0-1, 27KO’s) both weighed in within the World Boxing Council (WBC) required 7-day limits ahead of their battle on September 10 at the Fabulous Forum and telecast live on HBO.

From his training camp in Big Bear Lake, California, “Chocolatito” tipped the scale at 117.9 while Cuadras reported 120.2 from his base in Los Angeles. For super flyweight world title fights, the WBC mandates that fighters must be no more than 120.75lbs. seven days prior to the fight.



September 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

NBCSN Weights from San Antonio

Darwin Price 141 vs. Javontae Starks 141.6
Rickey Edwards 139 vs. Kent Cruz 137.5
David Perez 120 vs. Gustavo Molina 121.5
Junior Castillo 162 vs. Josue Obando 161.5
Justin Pauldo 134 vs. Eric Anton 129.8
Brandon Soto 126.5 vs. Tanner Dodd 127.8
Xavier Wilson 133.8 vs. Frank Brown 134

Photo: Josh Jordan/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Josh Jordan/Premier Boxing Champions

Venue: Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas

Promoter: Leija & Battah Promotions

TV: NBCSN



September 2nd, 2016


Boxing News

Richard Steele to manage, train heavyweight prospect

Hall of Fame Boxing Referee Richard Steele has signed Jason Beauchamp, the 2015 Golden Gloves Regional Heavyweight Champion and former UNLV Football Defensive MVP. Steele will manage and train Beauchamp who he believes has the potential to be a future World Champion.

“I am excited to introduce Jason to the world of boxing and happy I can bring such a humble and selfless boxer to the fans. He’s a good kid who values education and has a strong sense of hard work and integrity—he graduated from UNLV in three years. That’s dedication,” said Steele. (more…)



September 2nd, 2016

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Arroyo, Ancajas make weight

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IBF world super flyweight champion McJoe Arroyo and challenger Jerwin Ancajas pose at the official weigh-in on Friday in Taguig City, Philippines.

Champion Arroyo from Puerto Rico came in at 114 and challenger Ancajas from The Philippines, a pound heavier at 115. Promoter Joven Jimenez expects a barn burner. “Both these guys are 100% ready to put it all on the line.” Ancajas is from the same province as Philippine President Rodrigo Duarte, Davao City, and is dedicating this fight to the new president and Manny Pacquiao, his promoter.



September 2nd, 2016

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Weights from Zaragoza

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Rey Vargas 121.75 vs Alexander Muñoz 121.75
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Irma García 119 vs Ana Lozano

Venue: Gimnasio Deportivo de Zaragoza
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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September 2nd, 2016

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beIN Sports Ñ weights from Mexico City

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Carlos “Chuko” Diaz 134 vs. Samuel González 135 Lbs
Miguel Beltrán 134 vs. Francisco G. Piña 132 Lbs
Dennis Contreras 125 vs. Alejandro Palmera 125 Lbs
Rafael Sánchez 120 vs. Francisco Pérez 122.5 Lbs
Naroyuki Koasicha 122 vs. Miriam Rosales 122 Lbs

Venue: Gimnasio Morelos, Cuajimalpa, Mexico City
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: TV Azteca, Beinsports, Azteca America

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September 2nd, 2016

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Browne-Oquendo negotiations underway

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has announced that negotiations are underway for a fight for the vacant WBA regular heavyweight title between Lucas Browne and Fres Oquendo. “Browne’s title shot came out of a legal settlement we had to do after we got sued by Browne’s people for stripping him,” Mendoza told Sky Sports. “I think the WBA grounds were very strong. He took us to court and we settled for giving him a title opportunity…that’s what we ordered. We have been listening to the promoters, that’s a very tough fight to sell. That’s a very tough fight to make because of the amounts of money, but they are negotiating right now. We’ll see what the outcome is.”



September 2nd, 2016

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Brook 5lbs heavier than GGG at WBC 7-day weigh-in

Kell Brook hit the scales five pounds heavier than Gennady Golovkin in their final WBC check-weigh ahead of their monster clash for the WBC, IBF and IBO World Middleweight titles at The O2 in London on Saturday September 10, live on HBO and Sky Sports Box Office.

Brook was weighed at the famous Wincobank Gym in Sheffield by the British Boxing Board of Control and weighed 167.8lbs, while Golovkin tipped the scales at 162.9lb at his Big Bear Training Camp in California.



September 2nd, 2016

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Unbeaten super lightweights collide Saturday

Undefeated Rickey Edwards (11-0, 3 KOs) is set to take on unbeaten Kent Cruz (10-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight contest as part of Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN this Saturday, September 3 from the Dancehall in San Antonio.

Edwards was originally scheduled to face unbeaten Cuban Yordan Frometa, who was forced to withdraw due to an injury.Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by super lightweight prospects Darwin Price and Javontae Starks in an eight-round bout. (more…)



September 2nd, 2016

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Anthony Joshua set to defend his IBF title November 26

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF World Heavyweight title at the Manchester Arena on November 26.

Joshua landed the strap with a brutal second round KO win over former champion Charles Martin at The O2 in London in April and defended it with a seventh round stoppage win over Dominic Breazeale in June.

The 2012 Olympian put the belt on the line for a second time in his second outing at the famous Manchester venue where he stopped Konstantin Airich in three rounds in September 2014 in his eighth pro outing.

“When I first started my professional career I traveled all round the country fighting, which I loved, this is taking me back to the grass roots,” said Joshua. “I can’t wait to get back up north and show the people of Manchester how much I have improved since the last time I was there. I have been inspired over the summer by the fighters in the Olympics, it has given me a new perspective and huge hunger to get back in ring.

“It has taken a bit of time to officially announce the fight, we want this to be a spectacular show, all the way up the card and it takes time to get these things right.”

An announcement on the opponent and ticket details will be released the week commencing September 26.



September 2nd, 2016

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Andrzej Fonfara: Virgil Hunter is my new trainer!

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KO), who just a couple of months ago was ranked #2 WBC light heavyweight contender, has decided to make a dramatic change. “It was a hard decision, for both me and Sam Colonna who spent with me ten great years, but I decided to make a change. Vigil Hunter, a coach with a great pedigree, who was working with Andre Ward when he was an Olympic champion in Athens and now when Andre is considered as one of the best P4P fighters on the planet, is my choice as a new trainer,” said Fonfara in exclusive Fightnews.com® interview.

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“I had choices, my team, manager Al Haymon, my promoters suggested some very accomplished names, but after my four days in Oakland, I had no doubt that Virgil should be my next trainer. Everything went well – we had an instant understanding what and how we want to go about rest of my career. (more…)



September 2nd, 2016

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Inoue-Petchbarngborn Final Press Conference Photos

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8 KOs) faced off with Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (38-7-1, 18 KOs) at the final press conference for their world title fight on Sunday at the Sky Arena in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan.

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September 2nd, 2016

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Cobb-Montoya clash for Colorado LH belt

By David Finger

It’s been nearly a decade, but the Golden era of boxing may be making a comeback in the State of Colorado. Back in 2003-2006 it seemed like the long dormant boxing scene in Denver was set to explode as dozens of fighters seemed poised to break into the world rankings. As Stevie Johnston’s championship career began to wind down prospects like Mike Alvarado, Roy Delgado, Donald Camarena, Larry Gonzalez, Adrian and Anthony Mora, Torrance Daniels, Manny Perez, and Marvin Cordova all seemed poised to pick up the mantle and bring world titles of their own back to the Mile High City.

Well, on September 3rd we might be able to add the name Donald Cobb (7-0, 6 KOs) to that list of Colorado prospects poised to put the Rocky Mountain state on the boxing map. “Dynamite” Donald Cobb has all the makings of a world class prospect as well, with bone crushing power that could just catapult him right into a world title fight. But first he needs to pass his toughest test in a fight for the vacant Colorado State Light Heavyweight title: Joey Montoya (9-4-3, 3 KOs). (more…)



September 2nd, 2016

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Donnie Nietes: Jr flyweight is done. I want more titles

By Miguel Maravilla

Longest-reigning Filipino world champion, former WBO super champion, and former WBO jr. flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes spoke to reporters on Tuesday at the Maximo Room of Max’s Restaurant in Glendale, California. Nietes faces former champion Edgar Sosa on September 24 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

“This upcoming fight will be my first at at flyweight against Edgar Sosa,” said Nietes. “I feel comfortable at this weight and I am excited. I’ve been training since June. I’m comfortable at this weight. I already have speed. We’ll focus more on power because I’m moving up in weight.” (more…)



September 2nd, 2016

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Legendary Michigan boxing referee Dale Grable passes away

By David Finger

Fightnews.com is sad to report that longtime Michigan referee and boxing judge Dale Grable passed away yesterday (September 1) after a battle with lung cancer. Grable was one of the most familiar boxing officials in the state of Michigan, having worked as a referee for nearly 20 years. In that time he worked as the third man for such notable fighters like Wilfred Benitez, Tommy Hearns, Freddie Pendleton, Anthony “Baby” Jones, Duane Thomas, Michael Moorer, Tony Tubbs, Gianfranco Rosi, Buster Mathis Jr., Oba Carr, “Prince” Charles Williams, Gerald McClellan, Tom Johnson, James “Lights Out” Toney, “Prince” Naseem Hamed, Chris Byrd, Ronald Wright, Bronco McKart, Hasim Rahman, Paul Spadafora, Johnathon Banks, Stevie Johnson, and Anthony Dirrell.

But for boxing fans outside of Michigan he may be best remembered as the referee who handled Floyd Mayweather’s only knockdown as a professional in 2001 when Mayweather suffered a flash knockdown (due to an injured hand) at the hands of Carlos Hernandez in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (more…)



September 2nd, 2016

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Broadway Boxing: Delomba defeats Cowart

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event of Broadway Boxing Seies promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Nick Delomba (11-1, 2 KO’s) easily defeated Amos Cowart (11-2-1, 9 KO’s) in an 8 round fight at lightweight. Delomba, trimmed down for the opportunity and made the knockout-artist Cowart look like a lousy sparring partner throughout the fight. Delomba was bigger, faster, and stronger, dancing around his opponent and dominating in slick fashion while landing at will. Cowart never was able to land a counter-attack long enough as Delomba pivoted, struck with an uppercut or right hook, and moved like a featherweight. It was Delomba’s most impressive performance to date. The final scores were 80-72 (twice) and 78-74. (more…)



September 2nd, 2016

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LA Fight Club Weigh-in Results

Antonio Gutierrez 156 vs. Jorge Melendez 159
Chimpa Gonzalez 134.6 vs. Jonathan Corrales 135
Oscar Duarte 135 vs. Rafael Reyes 135
Tenochtitlan Nava 127 vs. Juan Bryand 127
Lamont Roach Jr 131.4 vs. Mario Macias 133
Edgar Valerio 124.2 vs. Emmanuel Castro 126

Venue: Belasco Theater, Downtown Los Angeles

Promoter: Golden Boy

TV: Estrella TV



September 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Braehmer-Cleverly kick-off press conference

Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) came face-to-face today at a press conference in Hamburg ahead of their WBA World Light Heavyweight title fight on October 1 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. The fighters appeared in a confident mood as they discussed their upcoming world title tussle, and having twice come close to sharing a ring, both champion and challenger are eager to prove who is the better man.

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Photo: Public Address

Juergen Braehmer: I’m very happy this fight is finally happening. Nathan Cleverly is a great boxer. He has an offensive style and a high work-rate, which I’m sure will make for an entertaining night for the fans in Neubrandenburg. Of course, every fight is a challenge, but I believe Nathan will provide me with one of the biggest challenges of my career. However, together with my coach Conny Mittermeier, I will leave no stone unturned, and on October 1, my hand will be raised and the belt will remain around my waist.

Nathan Cleverly: This fight is my destiny. Juergen has been fantastic for German boxing, but it’s time for a young lion to come and rip that title from him. He’s 37 years old and hopefully this fight will mark the end of his career.



September 1st, 2016

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Smith: Canelo’s the big name, but I am the champion

By Karl Freitag

Current WBO junior middleweight world champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) hosted a media conference call on Thursday ahead of his showdown against former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) on September 17 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Liam Smith: “Canelo is the big name but I am the champion. Hopefully the judges respect that…I’ve always been told I’ve got a style the American fans will like. What you see is what you get, I’m coming to fight…this fight is right up my alley. Every time I think about the fight, it gets me excited…my mind is set on Canelo. When I beat Canelo, my next fight will be Canelo again! They will want the rematch.”

Smith Promoter Frank Warren: “There is no possibility of Billy Joe Saunders vs. Canelo in December because Liam Smith is going to win this fight!” (Warren added that Saunders’ next fight will be announced Monday.)

Golden Boy VP Eric Gomez: “It’s going to be a successful night. At this point we’ve passed sales for both Manny Pacquiao fights. Tickets are moving.”



September 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Kovalev-Ward Ticket Alert

Kovalev-Ward tickets officially go on sale tomorrow at 2PM ET/11PM PT. If you want to beat the rush, you can grab your tickets right now at this link. The presale code to purchase tickets is Krusher

The PPV fight is November 19 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.



September 1st, 2016

Boxing News

beIN Sports Ñ to air boxing telecast on Saturday

Good news for a sparse weekend of live televised boxing action. Now airing Saturday night on beIN Sports en Español is the ten round bout between undefeated super featherweight Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (20-0, 10 KOs) and Samuel “Pana” González (11-3, 8 KOs) from Deportivo Morelos in Mexico City. Zanfer is very high on the 21-year-old “Chuko’s” potential to be a future world champion. Gonzalez is a late sub.

The co-main event highlights the return of the first Campeón Azteca (Aztec Champion) Miguel “Barreterito” Beltrán (31-4, 21 KOs), who will face Francisco Gabriel Piña (12-12-5, 5 KOs) in a super featherweight fight.

This weekend is the lull before the storm as the schedule for the rest of the month features many big fights.



September 1st, 2016

Boxing News

New rules are killing boxing in New York

By Karl Freitag

Today marks the beginning of a new era in boxing in the state of New York. Under new rules, promoters are now required to provide $50,000 in general medical coverage (up 500%) plus an additional requirement for a million dollar insurance bond for each fighter in the event of a traumatic brain injury. The move is expected to drive boxing out of the state due to the exorbitant costs. New York promoters Lou DiBella and Joe DeGuardia are calling on the NYSAC to eliminate the additional million dollar insurance for brain injuries. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has already stated that under the new rules he wouldn’t be able to afford to do business in New York. As of now, there are currently NO boxing cards scheduled in the state.



September 1st, 2016

Boxing News

IBF #3 Skoglund opponent named: Timy Shala

IBF #3, WBO #5, WBC #9, WBA #15 light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (25-0, 11 KOs) returns to the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping on October 28 to take on the ‘Albanian Bomber’ Timy Shala (21-1-1, 8 KOs) in a twelve-round title fight.

The ‘Swedish Sensation’ is back in action following a bloody brawl with Ryno Liebenberg on April 23 at the Hovet in Stockholm, where despite suffering a bad cut above his right eye, Skoglund scored a unanimous points victory. (more…)



September 1st, 2016

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AIBA starts disciplinary action against officials

By Ognian Georgiev

AIBA starts disciplinary action against 5-star referee/judges, known as The Magnificent Seven, and the suspended executive director of the organization Karim Bouzidi. As Fightnews.com® previously informed, the president of the Olympic boxing Ching-Kwo Wu summoned his vice-presidents, the chairman of AIBA disciplinary commission Tom Virgets and the R/J evaluator for the Olympic competition in Rio Ray Silvas. (more…)



September 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Heavyweights headline in Hamburg Oct 15

Four notable heavyweights will collide in twelve-round bouts on October 15 at a venue to be named in Hamburg, Germany. In the main event, former Tyson-Fury foe Christian Hammer (19-4, 11 KOs) takes on unbeaten former Euro champ Erkan Teper (16-0, 10 KOs) for the WBO Europe belt. Also, unbeaten Adrian Granat (13-0, 12 KOs) and Franz Rill (13-1, 9 KOs) meet for the IBF International title. The card is promoted by EC Boxpromotion and Z! Promotion.



September 1st, 2016

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Donald “Tiger” Stokes returns after 19 years

By Morrison Brandon

This Labor Day Weekend at the on the Gulf Coast, former title holder Donald “Tiger” Stokes will return to the squared circle for the first time in over 19 years. The previously retired veteran will be the headliner as Rite Hook Promotions brings “Sweet Science VI” to the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. MS. The 47-year-old Stokes (39-2-1, 33 KOs) will be competing in a cruiserweight bout for the first time against James Johnson (4-10-1, 1 KO) to cap off the holiday weekend card.

I had the opportunity to speak with the previously retired veteran earlier this week, and inquired about his motivation after nearly two decades out of the ring. Stokes indicated that his motivation peaked while training a local fighter on a card about a month prior, and relayed an urge to attempt a swan song before his window of opportunity closed. He also admitted a desire to perform in front his oldest son, born about a month after his last fight in 1997 against WBC champion Keith Mullings. (more…)



September 1st, 2016

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Canelo: We expect Smith to be very powerful

Photo: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions

Former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) hosted a media workout at the House of Boxing in San Diego on Wednesday ahead of his clash with WBO junior middleweight world champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) on Mexican Independence Day Weekend on September 17 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas.

Below is what Canelo had to say at today’s media workout in San Diego:

“I love San Diego because it’s really calm here, which is something I require when I am in camp. I feel comfortable and at home which makes me feel great while training, and allows me to train at 100 percent. (more…)



August 31st, 2016

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Broadway Boxing Weights from Foxwoods

Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart 137 vs. “Nice” Nick DeLomba 137
Dardan Zenunaj 130 vs. Jose “Shorty” Salinas 131
“Marvelous” Mykey Williams 142 vs. David Nelson 140
Irvin Gonzalez 126 vs. Juan Muniz 129
Anthony Laureano 146 vs. Nahir Albright 144
Jonathan “Smooth” Figueroa 144 vs. Demetris Williams 144
Jon “Jonfer” Fernandez 132 vs. Naciff “Chata” Castillo 132
Wesley Ferrer 139 vs. Angel Figueroa 139

Venue: Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Tickets: $125, $75 and $45



August 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Ryan Martin added to Cuadras-Chocolatito undercard

Undefeated lightweight Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin, (15-0, 9 KOs) will face Fermin “El Seda” De Los Santos, (28-15-2, 18 KOs) in an eight round clash on the non-televised undercard of the WBC super flyweight world championship between Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0-0, 38 KOs) and defending undefeated world champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, (35-0-0, 27 KOs) September 10 at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Martin vs. De Los Santos, contested for the vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas title, will be telecast live on the international broadcast on the evening of the event.

Co-featured on September 10 and also telecast live on HBO along with Gonzalez vs. Cuadras is a 10-round junior middleweight rematch between Yoshihiro Kamegai, (26-3-2, (23 KOs) and Jesus “Renuente” Soto-Karass, (28-10-4, 18 KOs).



August 31st, 2016

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Brewer-Johnson collide Saturday in Erie, PA

Bizzarro Promotions steps back into the ring Saturday, September 3rd at the Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA with a main event featuring Prenice “Greatness” Brewer (17-4-1, 6 KOs) against upset minded Justin “Baby Boy” Johnson (6-12-6) in a six-round welterweight contest. The co-main event is a six-round contest featuring Youngstown, Ohio super featherweight prospect Alejandro “Popo” Salinas (6-1, 6 KOs) against an opponent to be determined. (more…)



August 31st, 2016

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More on Povetkin-Stiverne and Don King

The top two ranked heavyweights by the World Boxing Council (WBC), #1 Alexander Povetkin and #2 Bermane Stiverne, have recently been ordered to fight for the interim WBC heavyweight title. The winner will become the interim champion and will defend the title until champion Deontay Wilder, is ready to come back from the injuries sustained in July.

“I would like to thank Don King and the honorable Mauricio Sulaiman of the WBC for giving me this opportunity to fight for the heavyweight title once again,” said Stiverne. “For the betterment of boxing in general, and the heavyweight division in particular, I plan to knock Povetkin out and bring this title to America. Then I will get my revenge against Wilder, when he is ready.”

Promoter Don King has been fielding calls from interested parties from all over the world that want to host this World Heavyweight Championship fight that will take place by the end of 2016.

Don King lists the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Philippines, the two locations of the most famous Muhammad Ali fights, at the top of the list of possible sites. Kuala Lumpur is also among international possibilities and, of course, United States boxing hotbeds New York and Las Vegas are sure to be in the mix as well. (more…)



August 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Mexico vs. Puerto Rico at LA Fight Club

Golden Boy Promotions will be celebrating its one year partnership with Estrellla TV’s Boxeo Estelar on Friday’s installment of LA Fight Club from the historic Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles featuring a Mexico vs. Puerto Rico fight between middleweight contenders Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez (20-2-1, 9 KOs) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and Manati, Puerto Rico’s Jorge Melendez (28-6-1, 26 KOs).

So far, the shining highlight of the Estrella TV series was the ten round war between Jesus Soto “Reunente” Karass and Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai on April 15 that ended in a draw. That fight was so good, the rematch will be on HBO September 10.



August 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Taguchi keeps WBA 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Faster footworker Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-1, 11 KOs), 108, Japan, successfully kept his WBA light-flyweight belt when he kept outfighting the mandatory challenger Ryo Miyazaki (24-2-3, 15 KOs), 108, and pounded out a unanimous verdict on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Taguchi, making his fourth defense, made good use of circling and jabbing to steadily pile up points throughout the contest. The tallies were as follows: Stanley Christodoulou (South Africa) 119-109, Philippe Verbeke (Belgium) 117-111, and Luis Pabon (Puerto Rico) 116-112, all for Taguchi, taller by four inches. The referee was Melva Santos (Puerto Rico). Miyazaki made a good start when he showed an opening attack to the compatriot. But Taguchi took back the initiative from the second round on, averting Miyazaki’s attack and throwing good jabs and countering left hooks. As the contest progressed, Taguchi’s dominance became clearer with Miyazaki’s inexplicable retreating. Miyazaki, from Osaka, displayed his last surge in the final session but it wasn’t enough to overcome his deficits on points.

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