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Weights from Hinckley, MN

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By Jesse Kelley

Robert Brant 159 vs. Delray Raines 160
Dennis Hogan 152.8 vs. Angel Hernandez 155.8
Markus Morris 142 vs. Mike Fowler 137
Joe Amouta 164 vs. George Carter Jr. 162
Ryan Watson 199 vs. BJ Lacy 197
Philip Adyaka 130 vs. Dale Bennett 129
Corey Thompson ?? vs. Michael Thunder ??

Note: RJ Laase versus Ricky Smith will no longer take place. Original weight was set at 147 but changed to 152 the day before weigh-ins when Smith said he wouldn’t be able to make weight. Smith was still 11 pounds over the day of weigh-ins and the fight was cancelled.

Venue: Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN
Promoter: Rapacz Event Productions

By Jesse Kelley Robert Brant 159 vs. Delray Raines 160 Dennis Hogan 152.8 vs. Angel Hernandez 155.8 Markus Morris 142 …


UFC

Nurmagomedov ready to risk everything in Tampa

It’s been a long two years for Khabib Nurmagomedov after consecutive injuries that required three surgeries, but this weekend he takes on UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs Evans, and as far as he’s concerned, his entire career hangs in the balance . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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It’s been a long two years for Khabib Nurmagomedov after consecutive injuries that required three surgeries, but this weekend he …



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Potapov looking to make a statement tonight

Big ShoBox tripleheader tonight presented by Salita Promotions at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. In the 10-round main event, world rated bantamweight Nikolay Potapov (14-0, 6 KOs) takes on Stephon Young (14-0-2, 6 KOs). In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated lightweight Eudy Bernardo (21-0, 15 KOs), trained by former Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Tate, will take on once-beaten Mason Menard (30-1, 22 KOs). In the eight-round TV opener, Alexey Zubov (10-0, 6 KOs, who trains under Sugar Hill at the New Kronk Gym in Detroit, meets Constantin Bejenaru (10-0, 4 KOs) in a battle of unbeaten cruiserweights.

Here’s what the fighters had to say on Thursday:

Nikolay Potapov: I’m looking to make a statement. My goal is to control the fight at every moment. Whether that leads to a KO or decision depends on the situation. The most important thing is I want to control every second of the fight and impress the fans. I don’t think he’s the best opponent I’ve faced. I plan to box him, control the fight and be explosive. My preparation has been different for this fight. I did a lot more sparring and I plan to be more aggressive. This is my first big fight on U.S. television and I want to make a statement. (more…)

Big ShoBox tripleheader tonight presented by Salita Promotions at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. In the 10-round main …


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How journalists, boxing community will remember Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao home, leaving door open for Mayweather rematch

Tyson Fury lashes out at Anthony Joshua

Fury risks further criticism by threatening to slap Eddie Hearn

How journalists, boxing community will remember Manny Pacquiao Pacquiao home, leaving door open for Mayweather rematch Tyson Fury lashes out …




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Tampa is chance for Gamburyan to climb back up

Manvel Gamburyan has been to the top before and he’s climbing his way up again. At the moment, the Armenian battler known to fight fans as “The Anvil” is not listed among the top 15 in the UFC bantamweight division, but with a big victory over John Dodson this Saturday, Gamburyan will no doubt leapfrog many in the rankings. Already owning back-to-back wins in this weight class, he has his sights set on collecting his Ws until there’s UFC gold on the line . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Manvel Gamburyan has been to the top before and he’s climbing his way up again. At the moment, the Armenian …


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Remembrance Day for Gilberto Mendoza

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Thursday afternoon in Panama City, a memorial mass was held at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to honor former WBA President Don Gilberto Mendoza. Among those in attendance were boxing fans, boxers, journalists and personalities from the boxing world such as IBF President Daryl Peoples, promoters Akihiko Honda, Sampson Lewkowicz, Ricardo Rizzo, Salvatore Cherchi, Roberto Diaz and Sergio Chams.

Mendoza ascended to the WBA presidency on October 7, 1982 in San Juan, Puerto Rico in a difficult and memorable election. He headed the organization for more than three decades.

Among his achievements was the acclaimed WBA KO Drugs Festival, a high profile global campaign against drugs that both promoted the sport and greatly benefited the countries where they were held. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Thursday afternoon in Panama City, a memorial mass was held at the National Shrine of …


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St Vil-Nansen meet for WBC silver belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

Former International Women’s Boxing Federation champion Melissa St. Vil (6-2-3, 0 KOs) will clash with Baby Nansen (2-1, 0 KOs) over ten rounds at The Trust Arena, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday with the vacant WBC Silver 130 pound title up for grabs.

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron Former International Women’s Boxing Federation champion Melissa St. Vil (6-2-3, …


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Weights from Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Bryan De Gracia 126 vs. Tony Gomez 126 1/2
(WBA Fedelaton featherweight title)

Carlos Montenegro 131 vs. Mauricio Muñoz 129 1/2
Hernan Cortez 127 vs. Daniel Moreno 126 1/2
Daniel Miranda 129 vs. Gilberto Cortez 129 3/4
Zapir Rasulov 139 1/4 vs. Ibrahim Class 136 1/2
Jaime Arboleda Arboleda 130 vs. Jose Forero 138

Venue: Hotel El Panamá
Promover: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: SerTv

By Gabriel F. Cordero Bryan De Gracia 126 vs. Tony Gomez 126 1/2 (WBA Fedelaton featherweight title) Carlos Montenegro 131 …



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Video: Glowacki, Spence Jr, Cunningham open training

By Przemek Gaczarczyk

Fighters competing on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC worked out for the media on Thursday at the famed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.


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By Przemek Gaczarczyk Fighters competing on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC worked out for the media on Thursday at …


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Gomez-Sosa collide at Fantasy Springs

Welterweight Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (18-1, 11 KOs) takes on John Karl Sosa (13-1, 6 KOs) May 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The 10-rounder will be broadcast live on Estrella TV. In the co-feature, lightweight Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (21-3, 18 KOs) faces Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan (17-2-2, 9 KOs) in another 10-round fight. Also hoping to make TV time is seven-foot Chinese heavyweight Taishan Dong (6-0, 3 KOs) in a four to six-round heavyweight swing bout against an opponent to be named shortly.

Welterweight Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (18-1, 11 KOs) takes on John Karl Sosa (13-1, 6 KOs) May 20 at Fantasy Springs …


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Verdejo-Rodriguez final press conference

Photos: Top Rank

Undefeated Puerto Rican rising star Felix Verdejo (20-0, 14 KOs) and Mexico’s Jose Luis Rodriguez (21-6-1, 12 KOs) faced off Thursday at the final press conference before their UniMas-televised showdown at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan on Saturday night. Verdejo will be making the fourth defense of his WBO Latino lightweight title.

Unbeaten featherweights collide in the co-feature as Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (15-0, 10 KOs) and Ray Ximenez (13-0, 3 KOs) clash in Diaz’ second bout under the Top Rank banner.

Felix Verdejo: “I always prepare myself as if I was going to fight for a world title. In this sport there is no easy opponent and you always have to be ready.”

Jose Luis Rodriguez: “They have underestimated me. I’m not here on vacation. I come to throw and hit him with a lot of punches. God willing, I will bring the victory home.”

Christopher Diaz: “He is an undefeated fighter. I want to tell him that he has to be ready for Saturday. This will be a toe to toe fight. If he wants a war, I do not think the fight reaches the distance.”

Ray Ximenez: “On Saturday there will be war. I am ready and I know he is ready too. He knows who he is facing and I know who I’m facing.”

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Photos: Top Rank Undefeated Puerto Rican rising star Felix Verdejo (20-0, 14 KOs) and Mexico’s Jose Luis Rodriguez (21-6-1, 12 …


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Ortiz: I always said if I ever got the rematch, I would end Berto

Photos: Idris Erba & Premier Boxing Champions

Former world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz held a media workout in Los Angeles Thursday and shared thoughts on his upcoming primetime rematch with former champion Andre “The Beast” Berto on Saturday, April 30 on FOX from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Ortiz and Berto will square-off in a rematch of their 2011 Fight of the Year in which both men hit the canvas.

Here is what Ortiz had to say about Berto, training camp and more:

On his first bout against Berto:

“I made a lot of mistakes that night but I did enough to get the victory. I always said if I ever got the rematch, I would end him and now I have the chance. Berto had an off night. I wasn’t at my best either, but I destroyed him regardless. This time we’ll both be at our best.

“Berto just talks and talks. When you have to hype yourself up just to think you have a chance, that’s on you. I don’t need to talk myself into thinking I’m going to win. I just know I’m going to win. (more…)

Photos: Idris Erba & Premier Boxing Champions Former world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz held a media workout in Los Angeles …



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ShoBox Weights from Turning Stone

Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime

Nikolay Potapov 117 vs. Stephon Young 116.5
Eudy Bernardo 135.5 vs. Mason Menard 135
Alexey Zubov 198 vs. Constantin Bejenaru 198

Venue: Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY
Promoter: Salita Promotions
TV: Showtime
Tickets: $60, $35, $25, call 877.833.SHOW

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Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime Nikolay Potapov 117 vs. Stephon Young 116.5 Eudy Bernardo 135.5 vs. Mason Menard 135 Alexey …


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Soto Karass-Kamegai Weights from LA

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Jesus Soto Karass 153.6 vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai 153.4
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 179 vs. Derrick Findley 178
Genaro Gamez 132.6 vs. Archie Weah 132.2
Jonathan Navarro 143 vs. Tavorus Teague 143.6
Jousce Gonzalez 129 vs. Noe Perez 129
Niko Valdes TBA vs. Roberto Ramirez TBA

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

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Photos: Golden Boy Promotions Jesus Soto Karass 153.6 vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai 153.4 Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 179 vs. Derrick Findley 178 Genaro …


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Weights from Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster
Photo: Tony Mejia

Carlos Adames 147 vs Patrick Lopez 147
(For the WBA Fedelatin Title)

Juan Carlos Abreu 152 vs Euri Gonzalez, 152.5
Richard Solano 138 vs Israel Valerio 140
Geyson Rosario 152 vs Rafael Lorenzo 154
Jackson Marinez 138.5 vs Breyner Vasquez 136
Lenin Castillo 174.5 vs Emilio Cayetano tba
Yommare Medina 138 vs Luis Ernesto Jose 134

Venue: Jaragua Renaissance Hotel, Santo Domingo
Promoter: Jorge Herasme

By Robert Coster Photo: Tony Mejia Carlos Adames 147 vs Patrick Lopez 147 (For the WBA Fedelatin Title) Juan Carlos …


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Cunningham: I feel great, I only dream about winning

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Mateusz Borek/Polsat

Two-time world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) knows what’s at stake when he faces undefeated WBO champ Krzysztof “Head” Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) this Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “You can never take a man like Glowacki lightly,” said Cunningham. “He’s a warrior, always wants to fight. He’s a problem I have to deal with. When he defeated Huck, Glowacki became part of history, he’s pretty good.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Video: Mateusz Borek/Polsat Two-time world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) knows what’s at stake when …



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Takenaka, Kenshiro keep belts; Obara decks tune-up bout before IBF 140lb mandatory shot

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

In a dual title promotion, OPBF featherweight champ Ryo Takenaka (13-3-1, 7 KOs) kept his regional belt by halting compatriot, #14 Akira Shono (9-7-3, 5 KOs) at 1:20 of the sixth session on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Having acquired the vacant regional belt by demolishing Filipino southpaw Vinvin Rufino last August, Takenaka suffered such a serious right hand injury that he had to have an eight-month hiatus prior to his initial defense. Takenaka decked Shono with a solid right in round five and furiously followed it up to prompt the referee’s intervention midway in the sixth. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat In a dual title promotion, OPBF featherweight champ Ryo Takenaka (13-3-1, 7 KOs) …


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GGG Training Camp Pics and Quotes

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia

Unified WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) hosted a media workout this past Tuesday at his training camp, The Summit High Altitude Training Facility in Big Bear Lake, California. Golovkin is preparing to defend his titles against undefeated mandatory challenger Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, California televised live on HBO.

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin: “We’re working hard every day, focused only on Dominic Wade. It’s a very important fight for me, he’s an undefeated challenger. Every fight for me is important to achieve my goal of all the belts. I’m very excited to return to the Forum, Los Angeles is my second home, my family lives here now. I have a lot of friends and many fans who want to see me fight and I’m very thankful for that. The people love my style.” (more…)

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia Unified WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) hosted a media …


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Underdog Matsumoto dethrones OPBF 168lb champ Kiyota

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unheralded underdog Shintaro Matsumoto (13-4, 9 KOs) surprisingly captured the OPBF super-middleweight belt when he was awarded a unanimous technical decision (87-85, 88-84, 86-85) over IBF#13 defending titlist Yuzo Kiyota (29-5-1, 27 KOs) at 1:01 of the ninth round on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Having been dispatched twice by Kiyota, Matsumoto displayed a determined opening attack, took the leadoff and piled up points to be in command by a slight margin after the eighth. It was Matsumoto that suffered a laceration at the right side of the head because of an accidental butt in the seventh. His cut became worsened so badly that the ref called a halt to take a technical verdict, which was fortunate for the upset winner as the champ was about to show his last surge. The dejected ex-champ Kiyota, who previously failed to win the WBO belt at the hand of Robert Stieglitz in Germany in 2013, mentioned his farewell to arms rather than his attempt to regain the captured throne by the unexpected victor. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Unheralded underdog Shintaro Matsumoto (13-4, 9 KOs) surprisingly captured the OPBF super-middleweight belt …


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Super hero Cunningham to appear in comic book

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Artwork by Steve Cunningham – USS Comics

For several years now, when he’s not putting on boxing gloves, Steve “USS” Cunningham, 28-7-1, 13 KOs, has been picking up pen and ink to work on an original comic book that features the two-time cruiserweight champion as a superhero. “I’m a big comic book fan,” Cunningham said. “I was originally slated to go to art college, but that didn’t work out because I went into the Navy. But I kept drawing.”

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The pen is down for the moment because Cunningham is closing in on his WBO world cruiserweight championship fight against Krzysztof Glowacki, 25-0, 16 KOs. The 12-round nationally televised bout (NBC) is slated for Saturday, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. A win by Cunningham makes him a three-time world champion and puts him right back into the mix in the 200-pound division that he left in 2012 to pursue a heavyweight campaign.

Once the fight is over, hopefully after some celebrating, Cunningham will be back at it, literally at the drawing board. (more…)

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Artwork by Steve Cunningham – USS Comics For several years now, when …


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Kevin Barry: This is by far and away the best Joseph Parker I have seen

Interview and video by Bryce Wilson

World class trainer Kevin Barry has been to the top of the mountain before. He trained Beibut Shumenov to the WBA light heavyweight title and also managed David Tua to his world title bid against Lennox Lewis. Now Kevin Barry stands once again at the precipice, potentially one fight away from having his protégé Joseph Parker fight for the IBF heavyweight title. For that to happen Parker has to defeat the highly dangerous veteran Carlos Takam in an eliminator fight set to take place at Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 21st.

FightNews.com® caught up with Barry to gauge his thoughts on how camp has been going and specifically what dangers he feels Takam presents to his unbeaten prospect. (more…)

Interview and video by Bryce Wilson World class trainer Kevin Barry has been to the top of the mountain before. …


UFC

Pennington not bothered by underdog label

Raquel “Rocky” Pennington knows that when she steps into the Octagon against Bethe “Pitbull” Correira on Saturday, April 16, at UFC Fight Night: Texeira vs Evans, that many people will have already counted her out of the fight. But to hear her tell it, those people don’t know who she is and what she’s been through in life . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Yigit off April 23 card after opponent injured

Unbeaten jr welterweight Anthony Yigit’s fight with Chris Goodwin on April 23 at the Hovet in Stockholm has been called off after Goodwin picked up an injury in training. The British boxer tore a muscle in his back while preparing for their ten-round light welterweight clash. “Unfortunately, Chris Goodwin has injured himself in training and will be unable to compete on April 23,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “It’s a shame for Anthony as I know he was looking forward to fighting in Stockholm in front of his home fans, but this is boxing, and injuries like this are not uncommon.”

Yigit (16-0-1, 7 KOs) will now fight on May 7 in Hamburg on the undercard of the European Heavyweight title contest and IBF World title eliminator between Kubrat Pulev and Dereck Chisora.

Unbeaten jr welterweight Anthony Yigit’s fight with Chris Goodwin on April 23 at the Hovet in Stockholm has been called …


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UFC makes history with announcement of major event at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 12

Following today’s landmark bill signing by Governor Andrew Cuomo to legalize and regulate professional mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York, UFC® announced that it will host a major Pay-Per-View event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 12.

Additionally, UFC will be adding another live event in Upstate New York before the end of the year. The organization has pledged four events per year for the first three years after passage of the bill. The events will be held in Upstate cities such as Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Albany, in addition to Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center. (more…)

Following today’s landmark bill signing by Governor Andrew Cuomo to legalize and regulate professional mixed martial arts (MMA) in New …


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Soto-Karass: Kamegai is a Japanese Kamikaze in the ring but he is going up against a Mexican warrior

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Golden Boy

Fan favorite Jesus Soto-Karass (28-10-3, 18 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, returns to fight Japanese slugger Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-1, 23 KOs) in a ten round welterweight clash on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles in what promises to be a war live on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV. Fightnews.com caught up with Soto-Karass, who talked about his return and upcoming clash with Kamegai.

“We have already completed the hardest part, which is the training camp, right on weight,” the famed Mexican brawler told Fightnews.com®. “I feel this will be a tough fight with Kamegai but we have worked real hard, now we’re ready for the fun.

“We had a solid camp with my trainer ‘Yuquita’ along with the Robles brothers. It was a tough preparation because we know Kamegai is coming with everything he’s got. Kamegai is a Japanese Kamikaze in the ring but he is going up against a Mexican warrior. There will be fireworks.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Golden Boy Fan favorite Jesus Soto-Karass (28-10-3, 18 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, returns to …


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Algieri: It’s good to be back here

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Ryan Loco

Former junior welterweight title-holder Chris Algieri has lost two of his last four fights and many would argue that he really lost three of those bouts. But Algieri (21-2, 8 KO’s), who beat Ruslan Provodnikov by close decision for a title in 2014 and then lost to Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, remains unfazed. As he heads into another big fight this Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York he is again expected to come up short, this time against prospect Errol Spence Jr.

Despite the mixed results of late, however, Algieri said he is confident and prepared.

“In order to move forward, in order to be champ you’ve just got to keep winning,” Algieri explained to Fightnews.com® last week. “It’s important to win every fight. I always go out and give it my all. This is a huge fight and a huge opportunity on the main stage. So we’ve got to go out there and not only execute the game plan, but pull out the win.” (more…)

By Matt Richardson Photos: Ryan Loco Former junior welterweight title-holder Chris Algieri has lost two of his last four fights …


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Weights from Melbourne

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Team Maniatis

Randy Petalcorin 108 vs. Omar Kimweri 104.6
(WBC light flyweight silver title)

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Australia
Promoter: Peter Maniatis
WBC Supervisor: Frank Quill, referee Malcolm Bulmar

This is Petalcorin’s first fight since relinquishing the WBA interim light flyweight title. Interestingly Petalcorin still made the light flyweight limit and Kimweri even made the minimumweight limit for this flyweight title fight.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Team Maniatis Randy Petalcorin 108 vs. Omar Kimweri 104.6 (WBC light flyweight …


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Errol Spence Jr: This is the biggest fight of my career name wise

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Porfirio C Barron Jr

Undefeated rising star Errol Spence Jr (19-0, 16KO) quietly strolled into his home gym at R&R Boxing Club in Dallas on this clear day in late March with his headphones still attached and sat on a chair by the ring to prepare for another day at the office. You could never tell by his reserved but confident demeanor that he is preparing for the biggest fight of his life, one that could launch his career to superstardom and big paydays. He knows that his fight against the seasoned Chris Algieri (21-2, 8KO) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on April 16 as the main event on NBC is his most important fight to date, but don’t expect him to get overly excited, that’s just not who he is.

And even though Algieri has battled some of biggest names and punchers in boxing recently, the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan and Ruslan Provodnikov, nothing seems to rattle Spence Jr who is as “cool as the other side of the pillow” as the late great ESPN sports announcer Stuart Scott used to say. Spence Jr should be in line for his first world title shot with a victory over Algieri, but he takes it all in stride.

“There’s no pressure at all. Basically there is no added pressure because the objective is always to win and you always have the pressure to win and so I mean in every fight you have to win and a “L” is a “L” regardless who you lose to. So you know there’s no pressure, just go in there and do what we do is win.” (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Porfirio C Barron Jr Undefeated rising star Errol Spence Jr (19-0, 16KO) quietly strolled into his …


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Adrien Broner Update

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner has asked boxing fans to write him while he’s spending ten days incarcerated in Cincinnati for reckless operation of a motor vehicle. He is scheduled for release on April 22. Broner published his current address on Instagram:

Adrien Broner
#1596222
Hamilton County Justice Center
900 Sycamore
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Broner also has a scheduled court date today on unrelated felony charges involving an alleged robbery and assault of an acquaintance outside a Cincinnati bowling alley last January.

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner has asked boxing fans to write him while he’s spending ten days …


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Boxing Buzz

Mike Tyson talks Conor McGregor and Jon Jones

Joseph Parker stoked to have Larry Holmes in his corner

Floyd Mayweather could be laying groundwork for Pacquiao rematch

Amir Khan hoping fear factor will get him past Canelo Alvarez

Mike Tyson talks Conor McGregor and Jon Jones Joseph Parker stoked to have Larry Holmes in his corner Floyd Mayweather …


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Tampa cheat sheet: Breaking down the fights

The UFC returns to Florida this weekend with a star-studded card in Tampa, as former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans headlines the show against top five contender Glover Teixeira . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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The UFC returns to Florida this weekend with a star-studded card in Tampa, as former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans …


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Campos hospitalized in Toronto

By Dave Spencer

Light-heavyweight Guillermo Herrera Campos (9-4-4) of Mexico is recovering in Toronto’s St. Michaels Hospital after being stopped by Shakeel Phinn in the 8th and final round Tuesday night. “His progress has been good,” one insider close to the situation told Fightnews. “He is stable, lucid and under observation,” said the source regarding the fighter who was carried from the ring on a stretcher.

The fight apparently was competitive and brutal affair with Phinn (7-1) of Montreal getting off to a strong start, battling through some tough middle rounds and scoring a pair of knockdowns in the final stanza. Video footage shows veteran referee Dave Dunbar counting to eight as 32-year-old Campos stayed on his knees and got up at six where he laid back on the ropes in his corner. Two steps forward and two right hands by Phinn and Campos was back down to his knees and the fight was quickly called. (more…)

By Dave Spencer Light-heavyweight Guillermo Herrera Campos (9-4-4) of Mexico is recovering in Toronto’s St. Michaels Hospital after being stopped …


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Pro Boxing returns to the Catskill Mountains

Renee “The Boxing Diva” Aiken’s Boss Lady Promotions is set to bring back professional boxing back to Catskill, New York for the first time in nearly three decades with “Spring Fever Boxing Explosion” on Saturday April 23. The town which has been a home to some of the greatest fighters at the renowned Cus D’Amato’s KO Boxing Gym, will host a ten bout card at the Catskill High School Gymnasium.

The main event will feature a six round battle of undefeated cruiserweights as Allen “Iron Majik” Varmall, Jr. (8-0-1, 7 KOs) of Catskill PA, who trains out of the Cus D’amato KO Boxing Gym against Monroe City, Michigan’s Kent Holland (3-0-1, 1 KO). The co-feature will be a six round heavyweight contest as Detroy “The Destroyer” Jones (5-0-1, 2 KOs) of Poughkeepsie, New York dukes it out with Baltimore, Maryland’s Aaron Bratton (2-2, 1 KO). (more…)

Renee “The Boxing Diva” Aiken’s Boss Lady Promotions is set to bring back professional boxing back to Catskill, New York …


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Russell-Hyland, Pedraza-Smith Presser Quotes & Pics

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and Irish contender Patrick Hyland (31-1, 15 KOs), of Dublin, faced off at the final press conference Wednesday at Highline Ballroom in New York, as they approach this Saturday’s Featherweight World Title fight live on Shoiwtime from the Fox Theater in Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

The telecast begins with IBF junior lightweight world championship clash between unbeaten Puerto Rican Jose Pedraza (21-0, 12 KOs) and mandatory challenger Stephen Smith (23-1, 13 KOs), of Liverpool, England.

Here’s what the fighters had to say at Wednesday’s final press conference. (more…)

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and Irish contender Patrick …


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Amagasa’s long way leads to Leeds, UK

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

Japanese elongated featherweight, IBF#13 Hisashi Amagasa (30-5-2, 20 KOs) arrived in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK yesterday (Tuesday). The 5’11” explosive Panama Al Brown stylist had his name internationally known as he astoundingly dropped Guillermo Rigondeaux twice in his eventually unfruitful crack at the Cuban southpaw’s WBA/WBO world 122-pound belts on the New Year Eve in 2014. Having absorbed much punishment with Jackal’s ruthless retaliation, Hisashi finally retired on the stool due to his grotesquely swollen cheek at the end of the eleventh round. The lanky Japanese apparently had been a legitimate 126-pounder and it was a very severe burden for him to reduce four more pounds to 122 to cope with such an artful dodger as Rigondeaux given such an unexpected opportunity to fight the Donaire conqueror in his native country of Japan.

This time Amagasa didn’t come to UK –taking twelve hours–for sight-seeing but for a confrontation with an unbeaten local prospect, WBC#2 featherweight Josh Warrington (22-0, 4 KOs) under the multi-champion-making Matchroom Promotions in his home turf Leeds. His WBC international belt will be on the line, but it isn’t what Amagasa wishes to acquire but an important step to his anticipated crack at a world 126-pound belt. (more…)

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi Japanese elongated featherweight, IBF#13 Hisashi Amagasa (30-5-2, 20 KOs) arrived in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK yesterday …










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