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It could’ve been the height, weight, reach, stance, speed, hometown crowd or footwork that had six-time world champion Holly Holm utterly demolishing a near-defenseless, formerly undefeated Duda Yankovich last night before a sold-out crowd at Isleta Resort & Casino, south of Albuquerque, N.M.
It might also have been as simple as a mismatch in skill levels.
The Serb from San Paulo, Brazil, might’ve weathered four wars growing up in her country of origin, but, last night in New Mexico, four rounds with Holm proved too much to handle . . . Click here for more
Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto (33-1, 27 KOs) will be holding a free public workout in the Bronx today beginning at 2:30 P.M. ET, in an outdoor ring at 152nd and Wales Streets. Cotto, who is in his final week of training, will be defending his WBO welterweight title against Joshua Clottey (35-2, 21 KOs) this Saturday (June 13) at Madison Square Garden. This marks the fourth time in the past five years that Cotto, a two-division world titleist, will headline at the “Mecca of Boxing” on the eve of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Clottey returns to the ring after defeating Brooklyn brawler Zab Judah and winning the IBF welterweight title. The card will also feature undefeated WBO junior flyweight champion Ivan Calderon (32-0, 6 KOs) defending his title against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Rodel Mayol (25-3, 19 KOs). Over 15,000 seats have been sold. Remaining tickets to Cotto vs. Clottey, priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, can be purchased at the Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.thegarden.com.
Ruslan Chagaev is the new opponent of IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko on June 20 in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. WBA Champion Chagaev was engaged after original fighter David Haye had pulled out due to an injury on Wednesday. “It is sad that David cannot compete. However, I am looking into the future and forward to fighting against Ruslan. He is WBA Champion, very experienced and a tough challenger. For my preparation, I have to change my sparring partner from orthodox to southpaw,” says Klitschko. (more…)
The fluke talk and related questions have subsided. But Mike Thomas Brown, even after destroying Urijah Brown and Leonard Garcia back-to-back, even after being fitted with a WEC championship belt, is occasionally reminded that the residue of being underestimated is a stubborn one and not so easily washed away. He was reunited with this perplexing phenomenon earlier this week upon learning that oddsmakers have pegged him as a slight underdog for his rematch with Urijah Faber. . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC
From the Isleta Resort & Casino south of Albuquerque, N.M.: In her most dominating performance to date, Holly Holm (24-1-3, 7 KOs), of Albuquerque utterly punished, and stopped Duda Yankovich (11-1, 5 KOs). Yankovich was hit with big left after big left through three rounds. In the second, a lead right broke Yankovich’s nose. In the fourth, on advice of the physician, Referee Rocky Burke waved it off at :32. In the eight-round cruiser co-main, “Mad” Mike Alderete (6-4-2, 3 KOs), of Albuquerque, and Theo Kruger (9-8-2, 3 KOs), of Port Charlotte, Fla, fought to a majority draw with scores of 76-76 twice and 77-75, Alderete. On the undercard: Angelica Chavez (0-1), of Albuquerque’s Chavez Dojo, was destroyed by Gloria Salas (1-2, 1 KO), of Ontario, Calif. Chavez slugged in the first but Salas’ far superior boxing skills – and a right hand that could not miss – put Chavez down twice in the second before Ref Rocky Burke stopped the action at 1:27. In a four-rounder at cruiser, debuter Michael Brooks (1-0, 1 KO) won by TKO at 2:27 of the second over Dallas southpaw Brandon Singleton (2-3, 1 KO); In a four-round cruiserweight bout, Antonio Zamora (1-0, 1 KO), of the Chavez Dojo in Albuquerque, needed just :52 to dispose of MMA fighter Dominic Perea (0-1), who was down twice before the stoppage; in the opening bout, MMA fighter David Quezada (1-0, 1 KO), outweighing his foe by 13.5 lbs., TKO’d 157-pounder Israel Rodriguez (0-1), of Las Cruces, in round two. –– Results & photo by Chris Cozzone
By: Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman
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Several awards were presented at Friday night’s NABF banquet in Cancun, Mexico.
Outgoing president Rex Walker and incoming president Joe Dwyer did the honors for the following recipients:
Promoter of the year: Jimmy Burchfield- CES Promotions
Female Promoter of the year: Donna English- South Coast Promotions
Female Fight of the year: Christy Martin-Valerie Mafood
Prospect of the year: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
President’s “work horse” Award: Laurence Cole
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Power punching junior middleweight Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak (24-1, 16 KOs) pounded out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Vinroy Barrett (22-8, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Capital One Bank Theater at Westbury in Long Island, NY. Scores were 100-89, 100-88 and 99-89. A point was deducted from Barrett in round nine for holding.
World Welterweight champion Miguel Cotto arrived in New York Friday night with his family, (L-R) Alondra Cotto,wife Melissa Guzman, Miguel Angel Cotto III and Luis Aquino for his upcoming World Welterweight championship fight against warrior Joshua Clottey on Saturday, June 13 at Madison Square Garden. Top Rank promotes this HBO televised event
In a surprise, late sub Carlos Molina (17-4-1, 5KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Danny Perez (34-6, 17 KOs) to claim the NABO 154-pound belt on Friday night at the Mahi Shrine Temple in Miami, Florida. Molina, who took the fight on six days’ notice, brought the fight to Perez from the opening stanza and outworked the former world title challenger all the way. Scores were 118-110, 119-109, 119-109. Perez originally was supposed to meet former world champion Carlos Quintana.
Lightweight Ira Terry (22-2, 12 KOs) won an eight round majority decision over Leon Bobo (18-3-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 77-75, 76-76.
By Boxing Bob Newman
The morning session of the NABF convention in Cancun, Mexico commenced this morning at 9:30 a.m. with the elections of President and Vice presidents. After two consecutive two-year terms, out going president Rex Walker stepped down and welcomed unanimously elected former V.P. Joe Dwyer of New York. Dwyer humbly accepted the responsibilities that come with the post and persevere toward the organization’s primary goal- the safety of the boxer in the ring. Dwyer said, “Normally, upon assuming a position of this magnitude, it is said that there are big shoes to fill. On this occasion, I have some big cowboy boots to fill,” a reference to Rex Walker’s self proclaimed cowboy status. (more…)
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
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Alejandro Valdez 120 vs Genaro Camargo 120
Hernan Marquez 113 vs Carlos Banuelos 115
Giovanny Caro 121.5 vs German Meraz 121.5
Miguel Vazquez 135 vs Roberto Tamayo 136
Rogelio Medina 160 vs Antonio Arras 160
David Sanchez 113 vs Oscar Gallardo 112
Rodolfo Hernandez 122 vs Jose Tamayo 122
Pablo Lugo 135.5 vs Fernando Carcamo 135.5
Hanzel Martinez 115 vs Carlos Basacahua 116
Miguel Beltran 130 vs Eden Marquez 130
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
Venue: Explanada Tecate, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
TV: TV Azteca
After the fact finding hearing on the cancellation of Chagaev vs. Valuev II held in Helsinki, Finland last May 30th, 2009 various parties requested additional time to submit more information and materials related to this case thus extending the timeline for next June 8, 2009, at 5 pm (-5 GMT). The WBA Medical Committee has asked for advice from Hepatitis B specialists around the world seeking the most accurate diagnosis on the blood test results presented by Finland Boxing Professional Federation in the above mentioned hearing. Consequently the WBA -once again- apologizes to media, boxers and fans for not being able to issue a resolution in a timely manner but the new information must be analyzed in order to provide a fair decision for all parties involved in this situation.
On Friday, June 26th, fight fans at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona will get a first-hand look at some of the brightest young stars in the boxing when undefeated middleweight Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs, rising junior middleweight star Erislandy Lara and 2008 United States Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder step into the ring in separate featured bouts on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”. In the main event, knockout specialist Jacobs (16-0, 14 KOs) makes his fourth appearance of 2009 when he battles George Walton (20-3, 12 KOs) in a middleweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Opponents for Lara (6-0, 4 KOs) and Wilder (5-0, 5 KOs) along with a full slate of undercard bouts will be announced shortly. Tickets, priced at $25 to $120 in advance, are on sale now and are available by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting the Desert Diamond Casino Box Office.
Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing
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Undefeated world two-time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, tipped the scale at 112.5 pounds in the last pre weigh-in ordered by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission. The limit for the seven day pre weigh-in is 113.4. “I left the gym yesterday at 107.5 and after I work out today I should be close to 107 pounds again,” said the WBO 108-pound champion. Calderon will leave Monday for New York, for his first fight ever at Madison Square Garden as the semi main event on the card that his good friend Miguel Cotto will headline on Saturday, June 13 in the “Mecca of Boxing.” (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman
Saul “Canleo” Alvarez 146.75 vs. Jefferson Goncalo 146.5
(NABF welterweight title)
Omar Niño Romero 107.8 vs. Juanito Rubillar 107.8
(WBC light flyweight eliminator)
Wilberth “Huracan” Uicab 111.3 vs. B.J. Dolorosa 111.1
(NABF flyweight title)
Jose Emilio Perea 134.2 vs. Juan Pablo Sanchez 134.2
Rudy Lopez 134.2 vs. Pablo Polanco 141.9
Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. 144.1 vs. Jose “Lobo” Ramirez 142.1
Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson 125.4 vs. Miguel “Demoledor” Tiquet 134.2
Rene “Chirizo” Gonzalez vs. Eduardo “Guason” Herrera
Eric Ortiz 112.4 vs. Gilberto Keb 112.4
Aaron Velez 125.4 vs. Luciano Canche 125.2
Promoter Jose “Pepe” Gomez presents “The Mayan Challenge at Xcaret!” in conjunction with the 41st NABF convention, on Saturday, June 6th at 7 p.m. Xcaret is an hour outside of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, and home to a magical nature preserve along the Mayan Riviera.
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Antonin Decarie 143.1 vs. Victor Hugo Castro 146.1
(NABO Welterweight Championship)
Sebastien Demers 167.8 vs. Alfredo Contreras 167.2
Nicholson Poulard 170 vs. Martin Berthiaume 168.6
Dierry Jean 139.9 vs. Adrian Navarrete 138.1
Ali Mansour 246.2 vs. Stephane Tessier 231
Tony Luis 134.6 vs. Jorge Banos 132.1
Venue: Casino de Montreal
Promoter: Group Yvon Michel (GYM)
Television: SRC (Canada)
First Bell 12:00pm
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Mark Tucker 177 vs. Andre Hemphill 174
Lenwood Dozier 151 1/2 vs. Ken Dunham 154
Emmanuel Taylor 141 vs. Bryan Abraham 141
Omar Sims 154 vs. Jamar Freeman 152
Tyrone Wright 127 vs. Hugh Hinds 128 3/4
Jeremiah Wiggins 154 3/4 vs. Clarence Taylor 157 1/2
Vincent Arroyo 144 1/4 vs. Amaury Torres 143 1/4
Daniel Kooij 189 3/4 vs. Clarence Moore 191 1/2
Venue: Shipley Arena in Westminster, MD
Promoter: TNT Promotions 21/Maryland Boxing Club
By Alexey Potapov
Fightnews.com has received information on a possible fight between WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA heavyweight champion (in recess) Ruslan Chagaev on June 20th at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Universum Box Promotion is in negotiations with Team Klitschko, but for sure will wait for the WBA’s decision concerning the recent fight cancellation in Helsinki. “We’re looking at the situation,” sand Universum promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl. “For sure this is a very interesting idea.” Ruslan Chagaev, who is still in training, stated “I’m ready to fight. I had the best preparation of my life. I’m confident to fight everybody. My promotor is working for me. I trust him.” Earlier Team Klitschko explored a fight against WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev, but apparently handlers of the Russian boxer chose a different direction.
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Undefeated IBF middleweight champion King Arthur Abraham and Ulli Wegner made a brief trip to Zagreb this week where the shooting for the Max Schmeling movie has begun. With Henry Maske impersonating one of the biggest German sporting heroes of all time, Abraham will play Richard Vogt, Schmeling´s last opponent. Just as in real life, Ulli Wegner will be in his corner. “It is a great honour and pleasure for both of us to be a part of this movie,” King Arthur said. “Working at the set is almost as hard as a training session. But it was a lot of fun.” The movie will hit cinemas in 2010. Abraham (29-0, 23 KOs) took only a quick time-out from the preparation for his June 27 defence against Mahir Oral, which will be staged in Berlin´s Max-Schmeling-Halle. “This was a nice break from the hard training routine,” Ulli Wegner said. “We really enjoyed it. But now our full attention is back on the next fight. Arthur is in great shape and he will delight his fans on June 27.”
By Ron Jackson
Mfundo Gwayana (10-3, 5KOs) makes his third defense of his South African junior flyweight title against former champion Sizwe Sinyabi (18-8-1, 9KOs) on Sunday afternoon at the Orient Theatre in East London. This fight, presented by Mzi Mnguni of Eyethu Promotions, could go 12 rounds to a close decision either way. (more…)
Jürgen Brähmer 174.6 vs Antonio Brancalion 174.6
European light heavyweight championship
and WBC light heavyweight semi-final eliminator
Denis Boytsov 220.4 vs Taras Bidenko 218.2
WBA Intercontinental heavyweight championship
and WBO European heavyweight championship
Vitali Tajbert 132 vs Rudy Encarnacion 132.7
Manuel Charr 238 vs Ramon Hayes 251.3
Igor Michalkin 174.8 vs Karim Bennama 180.7
Christian Hammer 244.7 vs Aleksandre Borhovs 213.8
Gregory Soszynski 175 vs Sergey Beloshapkin 173
Venue: König-Pilsener-ARENA, Oberhausen
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)
WBA light welterweight world champion Andreas Kotelnik has entered a top-secret training camp ahead of his June 27 clash with Amir Khan. The pair meet at London’s O2 Arena, topping a mouth-watering evening of boxing and 31-year-old Kotelnik is desperate not to give anything away before the fight – even if his experienced team know the challenger inside out. “Andreas has begun sparring and he is looking very, very impressive,” said his trainer, Michael Timm. “But I don’t want anyone to even know who the sparring partners are. It’s a secret. We don’t want Khan to get any kind of advantage.” (more…)
By Nick Giongco
Shane Mosley is not only amenable to a catch weight and a 60-40 revenue split in favor of Manny Pacquiao but the flashy American puncher likewise dangles an immediate rematch clause in the event of a victory over the Filipino boxing icon. “I don’t have to ask Manny to fight me because he has agreed to face me so I am asking (Top Rank chief) Bob Arum to get it on,” Mosley told Manila Bulletin and fightnews on Friday afternoon in a long distance interview. Mosley said he is not only willing to get down to as light as 144 lbs and is agreeable to a lesser share of the prize money but is inclined to give Pacquiao a rematch clause if he emerges victorious in a proposed Oct. 17 showdown. (more…)
By Rick Scharmberg
Teon Kennedy (12-0, 5 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA will face Lucian Gonzalez (9-5-1, 1 KO), of Reading PA in the eight round super bantamweight main event this Saturday night at Bally’s Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ. Kennedy, who is on the cusp of a world ranking, was the 2004 National Golden Gloves flyweight champion. The co-main event will feature a rare battle of unbeaten prospects. Latif Mundy (8-0, 3 KOs), of Philadelphia will face Patrick Majewski (10-0, 7 KOs), of Somers Point, NJ in an eight round middleweight battle. Peltz Boxing Promotions is promoting the show. (more…)
Somewhere inside of Urijah Faber’s psyche, behind that million-dollar smile and perpetual surfer boy cool, it must be eating at him that someone other than himself has been “The Man” in the featherweight division for the past seven months. Faber has never publicly uttered a harsh or unflattering word about Mike Thomas Brown, the human battering ram who dethroned him, but playing second fiddle to another man in the MMA realm has to bother a man of Faber’s uncompromising standards of excellence and Alpha male instincts . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC
By Alexey Sukachev at ringside
Triumph Palace of sports in a satellite city of Lyubertsy (just 5 kilometers to the South-East from Moscow) is usually a home for the similar basketball club. On Thursday, however, it was a venue for the first ever boxing show, arranged by the starting promoter Alexander Polguy in association with the Jab Promotions (Vitaly Supichenko) and Union Boxing Management (Sergey Stepkin), with the help of Ural Box Promotions and with the considerable support, provided by the government of Lyubertsy district, part of Moscow Region. (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman
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The 41st annual NABF convention got underway Thursday morning in scenic Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The beautiful RIU Palace de las Americas will be the host hotel for the meetings and officer elections, while the first ever Continental Congress, comprising thirty seven member nations will take place simultaneously. Finally, a block buster fight card featuring two NABF fights, and three former world champions will cap off the convention on Saturday, June 6th. The locale for the show will be the exotic nature preserve of Xcaret about an hour outside of Cancun. (more…)
By: Boxing Bob Newman
Gankor Promotions of Romania is presenting “Invincibles 4” at the Sala Rapid in Bucharest, Romania, tonight. The main event will pit local hero Ionut “Jo Jo Dan” Ion against Argentina’s Sergio Gomez over 12 rounds for Ion’s WBC Continental Americas and NABA titles at 140 lbs. Already ranked WBC #5, WBA #7 and IBF #11, “Jo Jo Dan” looks to improve his rankings while extending his unbeaten streak which currently stands at 24-0, 13 KOs. Says Gankor’s Chris Ganescu, “When our fighters step into the ring, I want them to feel invincible, that’s why we’ve been naming our series of shows ‘Invincibles.’” Rounding out the card are fellow undefeated Romanian Viorel Simion, 10-0 against Kenya’s David Kiilu for the WBC Mediterranean title at featherweight, Romania’s former Junior amateur world champion in 2003, Bogdan Dinu takes on Bulgaria’s Nikolay Marinov in a scheduled four rounder at heavy and undefeated Romanian Lucian Bot against Ivor Marinchev, also at heavy.
Polish power puncher Pawel “Raging Bull”Wolak (23-1, 16 KOs) battles Jamaica’s Vinroy Barrett (22-7, 11 KOs) in the main event of tonight’s “Broadway Boxing” event at the Capital One Bank Theater at Westbury (formerly the Westbury Music Fair) in Long Island, NY. The card also features undefeated light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (7-0, 6 KOs), international up-and-comers lightweight Steve Ormond (3-0, 1 KO) of Ireland and jr middleweight Lambros Karalides (2-0, 2 KOs) of Cyprus, plus a lot of fan favorites from the New York City area. Aside from the action-packed fight card, the event also carries forward the promise of giving back to those who serve the community of Long Island. Promoters Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment and Joe Winters of Winters Boxing have made tickets available to the members of the Long Island Fire Department, the Long Island Police Department, as well as to returning Long Island Vets and their families. “I want to share that with all the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for those of us fortunate enough to live on Long Island,” said Winters. For information regarding the tickets made available to the PD, FD and the returning Vets, please contact Jules Feiler at (917) 573-0562 or call DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577.
Pawel Wolak 154.6 vs Vinroy Barrett 154
Mike Ruiz 153 vs Chris Gray 153.8
Will Rosinsky 172 vs Alex Mancera 171
Steve Ormond 135 vs Sergi Ganjalashvilli 134
Henry White 141.5 vs Chris Algieri 143
Kasim Howard 218 vs Zack Page 200.2
Dameon Marshall 171 vs Brian Hart 170.2
Denis Douglin 160.2 vs Vernon Richardson 160.4
Lambros Karaolides 154.5 vs Troy Nelson 157
Former amateur boxer, professional corner man, manager, promoter and currently International Boxing Organization Chairman, John W. Daddono puts his bachelor days behind him as he will officially tie the knot on June 6th in West Palm Beach Florida when he exchanges rings with his fiancé Stefanie Ann Crisuolo.
By Alexey Uralets (ringside) and Alexey Sukachev
The second stage of the annual International Kostya Tszyu Cup was held Saturday at the Ice Palace of Tyumen, Russia. The show was promoted by Kira Plotnikova, the pairs were rendered by Stanislav Bukhlov, and the living legend himself found a time to visit the city and open the tournament himself. In what was destined to be a special attraction, light welterweight prospect and former amateur standout ‘King’ Khabib Allakhverdiev (10-0, 5 KOs) looked spectacular in the fifth-round stoppage of Uzbek Abdulaziz Matazimov (8-2, 3 KOs). The first three rounds were pretty even with Allakhverdiev using his sharp jab to constantly bother his opponent and the Uzbek fighter countering him well. However, in the fourth round ‘King’ Khabib increased the tempo and dropped Matazimov at the end of the round. Allakhverdiev decked his opponent again in round five and after another blistering series the referee stopped the one-sided contest. (more…)
By Anton Gorunov (at ringside) and Alexey Sukachev
Russian junior middleweight Zaurbek Baysangurov (now 21-1 with 16 KOs) scored his second consecutive first-round blowout this past Saturday night at Kiev’s Palace of Sports. In the main event of the show, promoted by the K2 East promotional group, Baysangurov, 24, decked his Italian opponent Christian De Martinis (22-3, 10 KOs) first with a body-punch and then with a wild left hook to the head before knocking him down again after a big right hand, which forced referee to stop the contest without a count. Baysangurov seized the vacant WBA Intercontinental title in the process. Next for the Chechen native is August showdown against the Contender II victor Grady Brewer (25-11, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBO belt in Pala, California. (more…)
Promoter Michael Acri announced today that four-division world champion and Hall of Fame inductee Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker is the new chief trainer for undefeated former IBF lightweight champion Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora as he prepares for his June 24 homecoming at Pittsburgh’s Amphitheatre at Station Square. Spadafora (41-0-1), will face Ivan Bustos (27-12-3) in a ten-round junior welterweight bout.
Weights by Chris Cozzone
From the Isleta Resort & Casino south of Albuquerque, N.M., for tomorrow night’s “Bombshells” card promoted by Fresquez Productions:
Holly Holm 144.5 vs. Duda Yankovich 139.25
* For the WIBA welterweight title
Mike Alderete 192.25 vs. Theo Kruger 195.5
Angelica Chavez 105.25 vs. Gloria Salas 106.25
Michael Brooks 177 vs. Brandon Singleton 172.25
Antonio Zamora 184.5 vs. Dominic Perea 178.5
Israel Rodriguez 157 vs. David Quesada 170.5*
** The 13 1/2 pound weight difference was waived by Rodriguez’ camp.
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Headlining Dominic Pesoli’s next 8 Count Productions on June 26th at the Chicago’s UIC Pavilion is a junior welterweight showdown between undefeated local fan favorite Ivan Popoca (10-0-1, 7 KOs) and Hector Alatorre (15-7, 5 KOs). The eight round co-feature is a super middleweight title fight between Andrzej Fonfara (12-2, 3 KOs) and Skyler Thompson (11-3, 9 KOs). Tickets start at $31, call 312-226-5800.
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