Joshua TKOs Klitschko in eleven

Joshua TKOs Klitschko in eleven

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime In the biggest heavyweight title fight in years, undefeated IBF champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh ...

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Kyoguchi keeps OPBF 105lb belt; Unbeaten Inoue wins vacant Japanese 154lb title

Kyoguchi keeps OPBF 105lb belt; Unbeaten Inoue wins vacant Japanese 154lb title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten prospect, WBC#10 Hiroto Kyoguchi (7-0, 6 KOs), 105, successfully retained his OPBF minimumweight belt, but his ...

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Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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Robinson stops Lacerda in seven

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

In the main event at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Philadelphian Ray Robinson, 23-2, 12 KOs, pounded away at Brazilian Claudinei Lacerda, 18-17-1, 13 KOs, for nearly seven full rounds before referee Benjy Esteves stepped in to save Lacerda from further punishment at 2:30 of round seven. Lacerda managed to stay on his feet throughout and landed a few potshots, but Robinson was in charge through the entire fight. The win was Robinson’s 12th in a row.

Philly lightweight Branden Pizarro, 4-0, 2 KOs, knocked down Matt Murphy, 2-10-1, 4 KOs, in the second round, but the blue-haired boxer from St. Louis survived the onslaught and extended Pizarro to the full four round limit. However, Pizarro won every round and took the official decision by three scores of 40-35. (more…)

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. In the main event at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Philadelphian Ray …


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Martin TKOs unbeaten Franco in upset

Featherweight veteran Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (30-8-3, 9 KOs) scored a big upset, stopping previously unbeaten prospect Daniel “Twitch” Franco (15-1-3, 10 KOs) in the third round on Thursday night at the EXCHANGE LA Nightclub in Downtown Los Angeles. The heavy-handed Franco started fast dropping Martin in the first round and dominating the action in the second stanza. However, Martin roared back in the third round, dropping Franco to the canvas. Although badly hurt from the knockdown, Franco kept going and was knocked down again prompting the fight to be stopped. (more…)

Featherweight veteran Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (30-8-3, 9 KOs) scored a big upset, stopping previously unbeaten prospect Daniel “Twitch” Franco …



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CBSSN Weights from Kansas

Nico Hernandez 115 vs. Patrick Gutierrez 116
Tremaine Williams 125 vs. Eduardo Garza 124
Neeco Macias 154 vs. Cesar Soriano 154
Jeff Page, Jr. 186 vs. Steve Walker 184
Efrain Morales 155 vs. Robert Alexander Seyam 152
Eric Vargas 124 vs. Kevin Garcia 125 lbs.
Juan Hollingsworth 178 vs. Raymond Gray 180

Venue: Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, KS
Promoter: KO Night Boxing LLC
TV: CBS Sports Network

Nico Hernandez 115 vs. Patrick Gutierrez 116 Tremaine Williams 125 vs. Eduardo Garza 124 Neeco Macias 154 vs. Cesar Soriano …


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Weights from Billings, Montana

By Ricardo Ibarra

Duran Caferro, Jr. 165 vs. Cheyenne Zeigler 165.2
Jon Jay Mount 175.5 vs. Andrew Howk*
Eric Hempstead 262.5 vs. Warren Brockie 249.5
Steve Villalobos 152.5 vs. Chris Two Moons 147.5
Melvin Weaselboy 214.7 vs. Ruben Roundstone 254.5
Jesse Uhde 163.5 vs. Daniel Gonzalez 163.5
Shawna Anderson 129.9 vs. Wamnee Eureux 130

*had not arrived yet, will weigh-in morning of fights.

Promoter: Silver Wolf Fight Promotions
Venue: Shrine Auditorium, Billings, Montana

By Ricardo Ibarra Duran Caferro, Jr. 165 vs. Cheyenne Zeigler 165.2 Jon Jay Mount 175.5 vs. Andrew Howk* Eric Hempstead …




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Weights from Ciudad Juarez

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Jhonny González 129 vs. Francisco Contreras 128.7
(WBC Latin American super featherweight title)

Lourdes Juarez 112 vs. Diana Fernandez 111.4
Karina Arce 117.3 vs. Alonso Ronquillo 115.75

Venue: Gym Joshua Neri Santos
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

By Gabriel F. Cordero Jhonny González 129 vs. Francisco Contreras 128.7 (WBC Latin American super featherweight title) Lourdes Juarez 112 …


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Rockin’ Fights 26 Weights

Star Boxing is bringing another boxing show tonight to the Paramount in Huntington, NY in spite of New York’s new insurance regulations which have otherwise destroyed pro boxing in New York. “It is still cost-prohibitive for any club shows,” promoter Joe DeGuardia told Fightnews.com®. “I am doing it to bring attention to the issue in NY but it is the only non-live TV show in NY since the summer and no others are scheduled as far as I know.”

Anthony Karperis 139.2 vs. Scott Burrell 139.6
Danny Gonzalez 140.2 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 141
Johnny Hernandez 132 vs. Dean Burrell 135.2
Terrell Bostic 135.6 vs. Gashino Yancy 134
Tyronne James 148.6 vs. Quincy Brown 148

To accommodate the numerous additional fans who wanted to see this sold out show, Star Boxing is providing free live footage on facebook.com/starboxing

Star Boxing is bringing another boxing show tonight to the Paramount in Huntington, NY in spite of New York’s new …


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Weights from Finland

Juho Haapoja 195.3 vs. Leonardo Bruzzese 196.9
(vacant EBU-EU cruiserweight title)
Petteri Fröjdholm 129.4 vs. Faroukh Kourbanov 127.9
(vacant EBU-EU super featherweight title)

Oskari Metz 146.6 vs. Dimitrije Djordjevic 147.2
Niklas Hyvärinen 242.5 vs. Lazaar Stoanovic 227.1
Antti Hietala 151.7 vs. Novak Radulovic 155.9
Jose Sanchez 124.8 vs. Aleksandar Veljkovic 128.3
Ken-Tore Halland 148,2 vs. Sasa Janjic 151.2

Venue: Kisahalli, Helsinki, Finland
Promoter: Dominus Boxing Group
Live Stream: Viaplay

Juho Haapoja 195.3 vs. Leonardo Bruzzese 196.9 (vacant EBU-EU cruiserweight title) Petteri Fröjdholm 129.4 vs. Faroukh Kourbanov 127.9 (vacant EBU-EU …


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Weights from Puerto Rico

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Rodríguez 119 vs. Robinson Laviñanza 119
Alfredo ‘Ojo’ Santiago 130 vs. Arturo Santos 129.4
Subriel Matías Matthew 139.2 vs. Joaquim Carneiro 139.2
Abimael Ortíz 124.8 vs. Luis Cosme 130
Jantony Ortiz 124.8 vs. Jayron Santiago 126.8
Jelame Garcia 159 vs. Ricardo Cano 157

Venue: Parque Concepción Pérez Alberto in Fajardo, PR
Promoter: Fresh Productions

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Rodríguez 119 vs. Robinson Laviñanza 119 Alfredo ‘Ojo’ Santiago 130 vs. Arturo Santos 129.4 Subriel Matías Matthew 139.2 …



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Weights from Chiapas, Mexico

Jorge Paez 155.4 vs. Daniel Sandoval 155.4
Emmanuel Navarrete 123.6 lbs, Salvador Hernández 124
Daniel Rosas 126.6 vs. Wallmank Canonico 127
Adrián Curiel 112 vs. Otoniel López 112

Venue: Gimnasio Municipal, Palenque, Chiapas
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca

Jorge Paez 155.4 vs. Daniel Sandoval 155.4 Emmanuel Navarrete 123.6 lbs, Salvador Hernández 124 Daniel Rosas 126.6 vs. Wallmank Canonico …


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EBU Updates

By Marco Bratusch

Last Saturday European light heavyweight titlist Robert Stieglitz (50-5-2, 29 KOs) had to struggle his way recovering on the scorecards to secure a split draw decision against experienced and technically smart Nikola Sjekloca (32-4-1, 11 KOs), from Montenegro, after twelve entertaining rounds in Leipzig, Germany, in a SES Sports Events promoted card, as Fightnews.com reported. Stieglitz, a former WBO 168-lbs title holder, barely kept his belt and had a point deducted by referee Howard John Foster in round ten for frequently locking down Sjekloca’s head as they approached during inside actions. Stieglitz will now have to face Sauerland-promoted mandatory challenger Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs), from Sweden, with parties already to benefit the private negotiation period until April 11th, EBU communicated.

In the lightweight division, European champion Edis Tatli (29-1, 10 KOs) will defend his continental belt for the fourth time in a voluntary defense against durable 23-year-old Belgian Francesco Patera (17-2, 7 KOs) who put up a great 12-rounds fight last February facing Italian veteran Pasquale Di Silvio.

Spanish brawler and former IBF junior featherweight title holder Kiko Martinez (36-7-1, 26 KOs) has relinquished his mandatory challenger position for the European (EBU) featherweight title, a belt Denis Ceyland (18-0-2, 8 KOs) retained via technical decision last Saturday in Aarhus, Denmark, when an accidental clash of heads during round four ended a heated affair with Isaac Lowe (13-0-2, 5 KOs). Martinez already presents a scheduled match against undefeated Josh Warrington in Leeds in May for the WBC International. The new official challenger designated by EBU is the European Union (EU) champion Marc Vidal (8-1-4, 4 KOs), with parties to have time until April 24th to reach a private deal and avoid the purse bid. As a result, the EU title becomes vacant.

Sunderland promoter Phil Jeffries won the EBU purse bid last Wednesday in Rome to earn the rights to stage his boxer Martin Ward (25-3-1, 5 KOs)’s official challenge to the European junior featherweight champion Abigail Medina (17-3-2, 8 KOs). Jeffries, who offered 16,000 Euros and was the only participant bidder, has plans to promote the fight in Hougton, England, early next summer looking to involve a Tv broadcaster, according to the local press.

Italian prospect and European Union (EU) flyweight champion Mohammed Obbadi (12-0, 9 KOs) is scheduled to fight on April 29th in Florence, Italy, initially for his official defence against British Don Broadhurst (18-3-1). However the challenger has already revealed weight concernes as he normally struggles to make the 112-lbs divisional limit and will not be able to fight, consequentially relinquish his position. Boxe Loreni is now trying to bring on board another suitable opponent for the date reported.

By Marco Bratusch Last Saturday European light heavyweight titlist Robert Stieglitz (50-5-2, 29 KOs) had to struggle his way recovering …


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Charlo-Hatley added to Berto-Porter card

Unbeaten WBC super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs) will defend his world title against#1 rated  mandatory challenger Charles Hatley (26-1-1, 18 KOs) on April 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The fight will be added to the Showtime telecast headlined by former world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter meeting in a 12-round welterweight world title eliminator.

Unbeaten WBC super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs) will defend his world title against#1 rated  mandatory challenger …


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Zeuge, Ekpo make weight

WBA super middleweight world champion Tyron Zeuge (19-001, 11 KOs) and Isaac Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs) both made weight for Saturday’s clash in Potsdam, Germany. Zeuge weighed 167.5 pounds for the first defense of the title he won last year via twelfth round knockout over Giovanni De Carolis. WBA #3 Ekpo weighed 166.4.

WBA Officials:
Referee Raul Caiz Jr. (USA)
Judges: Pawel Kardini (Poland), Juan Manuel García (Spain), Rafael Carabaño (Venezuela).
WBA Supervisor: Jesper Jensen (Denmark)

WBA super middleweight world champion Tyron Zeuge (19-001, 11 KOs) and Isaac Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs) both made weight for …



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Benavidez-Medina will WBC eliminator

Now that sanction has officially been granted, the next fight for red-hot undefeated super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez will be an eliminator for the #2 mandatory challenger spot in the WBC’s world rankings against highly regarded contender Rogelio “Porky” Medina, of Sonora, Mexico.

WBC #1-rated Callum Smith and WBC #2-rated Anthony Dirrell will fight for the vacant 168 WBC Championship (tentatively scheduled for May), the winner of that fight must then face undefeated WBC #3 contender, Avni Yildirim, from Turkey. The champion at the end of those two fights will be mandated to face the winner of the Benavidez vs. Medina eliminator. (more…)

Now that sanction has officially been granted, the next fight for red-hot undefeated super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez …


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Linares, Crolla make weight

WBA Lightweight World Champion Jorge Linares and his British counterpart Anthony Crolla both weighed in at 134 ½ pounds for their lightweight title rematch tomorrow/Saturday, March 25 at Manchester Arena live on SHOWTIME (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT).

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

WBA Lightweight World Champion Jorge Linares and his British counterpart Anthony Crolla both weighed in at 134 ½ pounds for …


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Helenius-Chisora 2 is on

By Pasi Taavitsainen

We’re hearing that Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck “Delboy” Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) will meet in a rematch on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The bout will be for the WBC Silver heavyweight title. Helenius previously scored a controversial split decision over Chisora in December 2011.

Robert Helenius: “Before our first match, I injured my right shoulder and had to fight for twelve-rounds with just one arm. If I was able to beat him with one arm, I don’t see any problems beating him when I have two…after I beat Chisora, I will be in a good position to challenge for the world title.”

Dereck Chisora: We had a lot of fun last time, and everyone knows who really won that fight. He can make all the excuses he wants, but that won’t help him on May 27.

By Pasi Taavitsainen We’re hearing that Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck “Delboy” Chisora (26-7, 18 …


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Yuriorkis Gamboa to return May 5 or 6?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has told to Fightnews.com® that there is a possibility that former Olympic gold medalist and multi-division world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa could reappear on May 5 or 6 in Las Vegas, adding to festivities on the weekend of the fight between the Mexican superstars Saul “Canelo” Álvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr. in an event presented by Golden Boy Promotions.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has told to Fightnews.com® that there is a possibility that former Olympic gold medalist …



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Linares and Zeuge favored to retain WBA titles

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares is a -245 favorite to defeat Anthony Crolla again in Saturday’s Showtime-televised rematch. Crolla, fighting in his hometown of Manchester, England, is +205. Three-division champion Linares dethroned Crolla by twelve round decision last September to capture the WBA crown.

In the other WBA world title fight, WBA super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge is a healthy -1900 favorite to successfully defend against mandatory challenger Isaac Ekpo +800 in Potsdam, Germany. Zeuge is currently the only German world boxing champion.

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares is a -245 favorite to defeat Anthony Crolla again in Saturday’s Showtime-televised rematch. Crolla, fighting …


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Narvaez pulls out of Rodriguez clash

A fight between longtime former world champion Omar Narváez and unbeaten WBC #3, IBF #4, WBA #8, WBO #10 bantamweight Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs) is off after Narvaez decided at the last minute not to travel to Puerto Rico. Rodriguez will now face late sub Robinson Laviñanza (11-3-1, 4 KOs) in a ten-rounder at the Parque Concepción Pérez Alberto in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Photo: F. Gaztambide

Promoter John Orengo of Fresh Productions explained, “The Narvaez team received the documents and tickets for the fight, but shortly before the flight, they told several Argentine media that there had been an error in the documents and there was nothing they could do about it. There was really nothing to do because everything was fine and they could have come without problems, but we’re not here to look at the past.”

A fight between longtime former world champion Omar Narváez and unbeaten WBC #3, IBF #4, WBA #8, WBO #10 bantamweight …


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Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

By David Robinett at ringside

Middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) passed the toughest test of his career thus far, outlasting Glen Tapia (23-4, 15 KOs) over ten rounds to earn the vacant NABF middleweight title in the main event of the debut telecast of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. Scores were probably a little wide, at 98-92, 99-91, and 100-90, as Tapia could arguably have taken at least three or four rounds. Tapia looked to be in trouble early, almost going down from a Quigley right to the body in round two before regaining his balance. Both fighters traded bombs in round three, making it appear likely that someone would end the fight early. However the fast pace of the early rounds took its toll on both fighters, with the action slowing down considerably over the second half of the fight.

Photo: Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Quigley was the first to yield the pace, changing his style from slugfest to boxer-puncher, and looked to be slowing down faster than Tapia. Quigley looked very tired in round six, meekly flicking his jab at Tapia while Tapia looked ready to pounce, loaded up on left and right hooks. Quigley continued to mostly circle and jab in round seven, fighting in spurts, seemingly aware his tank was getting low. Quigley’s decision to box proved to be the right one though, as Tapia couldn’t adjust and spent the final few rounds following Quigley and not able to pull the trigger more than a few times each round on the moving target. Ultimately, Tapia simply didn’t throw enough to take advantage of Quigley’s fatigue. (more…)

By David Robinett at ringside Middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) passed the toughest test of his career thus …


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Weights from Orlando, Fla.

Photo: Alex Nunez

Miguel Cruz 148 vs. Ali Mammadov 149
Dennis Galarza 134.4 vs. Jonathan Pérez 135.6.
César Seda 135.8 vs. Sergio Gómez 134.8.
Samuel Figueroa 152.2 vs. Ismat Eynullayev 153.6
Craig Duncan 172.2 vs. Samuel Miller 174.6
Josue Vargas 139.8 vs. Winton Carlos Velasquez 143.4
Peter Dobson 152.2 vs. Frank Gedeon 151.4
Edgar Berlanga 161.4 vs. Christopher Salerno 160.4

Venue: Orlando Live Event Center, Orlando Fla.
Promoter: Nelsons Promotions

Miguel Cruz 148 vs. Ali Mammadov 149 Dennis Galarza 134.4 vs. Jonathan Pérez 135.6. César Seda 135.8 vs. Sergio Gómez …


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Weights from Philadelphia

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales

Ray Robinson 149 vs. Claudinei Lacera 149.1
Branden Pizarro 136 vs. Matt Murphy 137.7
Christian Carto 118.6 vs. Rudolph Hedge 117.6
Jeremy Cuevas 138.3 vs. Jack Grady 142.1
Gadwin Rosa 130.3 vs. Wytama Faulk 131.8
Vidal Rivera 129.7 vs. Jesus Feliciano 126

Venue: The Fillmore
Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales Ray Robinson 149 vs. Claudinei Lacera 149.1 Branden Pizarro 136 vs. Matt Murphy 137.7 …


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WBA orders Relick-Barthelemy eliminator

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has ordered an elimination bout between 140-pounders WBA #1 rated Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 KOs) and former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KOs). The winner of the bout will be the mandatory challenger of the WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns, who will fight a WBA-IBF unification clash on April 15 against Julius Indigno.

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has ordered an elimination bout between 140-pounders WBA #1 rated Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 …


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Smith-Williams is now for the WBO interim jr middleweight title

The World Boxing Organisation today sanctioned the bout between Liam Smith and Liam Williams for the WBO interim super-welterweight world title. Smith and Williams’ showdown will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday April 8th, broadcast live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Promoter Frank Warren: “I am delighted to have delivered this opportunity for these two outstanding fighters. This fight has all the ingredients to be a fight the year contender and now, with the added prize of the interim belt, there is more than just pride on the line for both.

“It is well documented that Canelo has plans to step up in weight and that could well see the winner of this becoming a recognized world champion. It’s a great all-domestic clash that I don’t think will go the distance – they are going to come out swinging and it will be exciting while it lasts.” (more…)

The World Boxing Organisation today sanctioned the bout between Liam Smith and Liam Williams for the WBO interim super-welterweight world …


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Linares-Crolla Final Press Conference

Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla held a final press conference on Thursday in Manchester, England, for their rematch this Saturday for the WBA Lightweight World Championship, live on Showtime from Manchester Arena. Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) dethroned Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KOs) in a close, back-and-forth battle last September in Manchester to capture the WBA crown.

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

Here’s what the fighters had to say at Thursday’s press conference:

Jorge Linares: “I know once again I have everyone against me in his backyard, but that’s why I trained hard. I’m not coming in here feeling like the champion. I’m coming in here feeling like the challenger because I know I have to win very clear to go back home with a win.

Anthony Crolla: “I’ve always been better going in as the underdog. I know on Saturday night I’m going to need to be the very best Anthony Crolla to beat Jorge Linares. I really believe that if I show the improvements that I’ve made in the gym then I’ll get my belt back. I hope he comes in looking for the knockout. If Jorge comes looking for the knockout he breaks away from what he’s best at. And, if he does so, I believe it falls right into my hands…There’s a lot of people out there who think there is no way I can beat Jorge Linares, but I believe on Saturday night I’ll prove an awful lot of people wrong.”

Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla held a final press conference on Thursday in Manchester, England, for their rematch this Saturday …


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Joubert meets Taylor for Commonwealth title

By Ron Jackson

Warren Joubert, the South African junior welterweight champion, faces the toughest challenge of his career when he meets Scotland’s undefeated Commonwealth junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Arena on Friday night.

Taylor (8-0, 7 KOs) who is one of the hottest prospects in Great Britain’s boxing at the moment, won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and represented Scotland at the 2012 London Olympics. He was the gold medallist in the junior welterweight class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He has produced some impressive performances since joining the professional ranks. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Warren Joubert, the South African junior welterweight champion, faces the toughest challenge of his career when he …


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Robinson to battle Lacerda at the Fillmore

Hard Hitting Promotions will introduce a new boxing venue called the Fillmore to Boxing Friday night. The Fillmore will bring a Legendary Blue Horizon feel and have the fans almost on top of the action in the ring. Headlining the show will be an eight-round super welterweight contest featuring “The New” Ray Robinson (22-2, 11 KOs) against veteran former Brazilian welterweight champion Claudinei Lacerda (18-16-1, 13 KOs). (more…)

Hard Hitting Promotions will introduce a new boxing venue called the Fillmore to Boxing Friday night. The Fillmore will bring …


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Ex-champ Jhonny Gonzalez returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Many thousands of Mexican boxing fans are looking forward to the return of “Sabados de Box” on Televisa this Saturday at Josué Nery Santos Gym in Ciudad Juarez with the reappearance of popular former two-division world champion Jhonny González against Francisco “Dominican Boy” Contreras in an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo. Also, Lourdes “Pequeña Lulú” Juárez faces the local favorite Karina “Bella” Fernandez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Many thousands of Mexican boxing fans are looking forward to the return of “Sabados de Box” …


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Huck promises to bring pain to Briedis

One and a half weeks till the April 1 showdown between Marco “Captain“ Huck and Mairis Briedis in Dortmund, Germany, for the WBC cruiserweight title. Huck has worked very hard in the training camp in Braunlage, Niedersachsen, with his new trainer Oktay Urkal. The preparation with the former Olympic medalist was special because of Huck had broken the metacarpal bone in the last fight with Dmitro Kutcher in November 2016. But the injury is healed now and the bone is able to work under pressure.

“The pain was hard during the fight in November,” Huck said. “But of course I never thought to give up. Because of the long time being professional with my former trainer Ulli Wegner I have another sense of pain than the most other humans…” (more…)

One and a half weeks till the April 1 showdown between Marco “Captain“ Huck and Mairis Briedis in Dortmund, Germany, …


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DTLA Fights Weights from Los Angeles

Daniel “Twich” Franco 125.4 vs. Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin 126
Shane Mosley Jr. 161.8 vs. Demetrius Walker 167.1
Nigel Dawson 260.8 vs. Jesus Molina 222
Ruben Campos 135.8 vs. Gary Michaels 138
Robert Ochoa 121 vs. Carlos Ramirez 121.2
Humberto Velasquez 151.2 vs. Jordan Marriott 151.4
Cashton Young 210.3 vs. Oswaldo Ortega 221.3
Israel Duffus 183.2 vs. Michael Gbenga 181.2

Venue: Exchange LA Nightclub in Los Angeles
Promoter: PR Sports, Bash Boxing, Lights Out Promotions, and Roc Nation Sports

Daniel “Twich” Franco 125.4 vs. Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin 126 Shane Mosley Jr. 161.8 vs. Demetrius Walker 167.1 Nigel Dawson …


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Lomachenko, Usyk and Gvozdyk Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated champions and 2012 Ukrainian Olympic medalists Vasyl Lomachenko, Aleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk hosted a media workout at World Boxing Gymnasium in Oxnard, Calif. on Tuesday. All three are in deep training for their title defenses, which will take place Saturday, April 8, at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.

Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against former World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs). 2012 Olympic gold medalist Usyk (11-0, 10 KOs) will be defending his WBO cruiserweight world title against Top-10 contender Mike Hunter (12-0, 8 KOs). 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Gvozdyk (12-0, 10 KOs) will be defending his NABF light heavyweight title against Yuniesky Gonzalez (18-2, 14 KOs). (more…)

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Undefeated champions and 2012 Ukrainian Olympic medalists Vasyl Lomachenko, Aleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk hosted a …


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Funai finishes WBA #14 Nakagawa to win Japanese 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Perennial contender Ryuichi Funai (27-7, 18 KOs), 115, finally wrested the Japanese super-flyweight belt when he kept battering IBF#14 defending champ Kenta Nakagawa (13-3-1, 9 KOs), 115, and impressively finished him at 2:59 of the seventh round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Can you believe their personal episode? A couple of high school classmates were avid boxing fans, and started a boxing club in school together. Both entered paid ranks after their amateur experiences with Nakagawa belonging to Ray Sports Gym and Funai to Watanabe Gym in 2004. Twelve years passed and they, already 31, finally came to square off with the national belt on the line.

Funai’s career wasn’t so brilliant as he suffered a seventh-round TKO at the hand of future WBC bantam ruler Shinsuke Yamanaka in an eight-round bout in 2009, failed to win the OPBF 118-pound title via ninth-round TKO by Rolly Matsushita Lunas in 2012 and couldn’t wrest the Japanese 115-pound belt via majority nod to world-rated Sho Ishida last April. Nakagawa, a hard-punching southpaw, had a hiatus for six years after his third pro bout in 2005 and came back to ring action in 2011. Neither of them was Yamanaka or Inoue, but they diligently kept fighting to stay in the national ratings. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Perennial contender Ryuichi Funai (27-7, 18 KOs), 115, finally wrested the Japanese super-flyweight …


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Mukala , Lartey clash for vacant title

By Ron Jackson

In battle of unbeaten fighters Patrick Mukala from South Africa and Daniel Lartey of Ghana meet for the vacant WBA Pan African super-middleweight title at The Kempton Park Indoor Centre on Saturday.

Lartey (6-0, 4 KOs) who will be fighting out of his home country for the first time made his pro debut in June 2016 and then won four of his next fights on stoppages. The only fight that went the distance was a unanimous eight round points victory over Daniel Aduku (6-1-1) in November last year. In his most recent fight in December 2016 he stopped Justice Nortei in three rounds. (more…)

By Ron Jackson In battle of unbeaten fighters Patrick Mukala from South Africa and Daniel Lartey of Ghana meet for …


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Caferro battles Zeigler Saturday in Montana

By Ricardo Ibarra

Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro, Jr. (15-1, 11 KOs) will headline this Saturday’s “Magic City Fight Night” promoted by Silver Wolf Fight Promotions at the Shrine Auditorium in Billings, Montana, taking on Cheyenne Zeigler (3-12, 2 KOs), of Lower Brule, South Dakota in a super welterweight match-up.

The once-beaten Caferro is hoping to add his thirteenth consecutive win in his first fight in seven months. A one-time amateur stand-out, the popular central Montana fighter has fought sixteen times as a pro and suffered his only defeat in his third bout, a third round stoppage loss to Maurice Anthony in 2012. He’s held the Montana State welterweight, super welterweight, and middleweight titles. In his most recent fight, Caferro defeated rugged journeyman Daniel Gonzalez by decision last August. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro, Jr. (15-1, 11 KOs) will headline this Saturday’s “Magic City Fight Night” promoted …


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WBA orders Rigondeaux-Flores purse bid

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has called for a purse bid for the fight between WBA super bantamweight super champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) and interim champion Moisés Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) on April 3 at WBA Headquarters in Panama City, Panama. The minimum bid is $120,000 with a 75/25 split in favor of Rigondeaux.

Rigondeaux and Flores were originally notified about this mandatory fight on July 18, 2016 and they had reached an agreement to fight on the Cotto-Kirkland card in February. However, that whole event was suddenly canceled after Kirkland suffered a training injury so another Rigondeaux-Flores purse bid was ordered.

The purse bid will be overseen by WBA board member Aurelio Fiengo.

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has called for a purse bid for the fight between WBA …


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Weights from Randolph, NJ

Skender Halili 153.5 vs. Eduardo Flores 155
Enver Halili 149 vs. Ariel Vasquez 147
Ian Green 161 vs. Andy Mejias 160
Yurik Mamedov 145.9 vs. Francis Gakpetor 145
Aidos Yerbossynuly 162 vs. Riarus Dudley 166
Frederick Julian 174 vs. Jermaine Corley 170

Venue: Skylands Event & Conference Center, Randolph, New Jersey
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions, Rising Promotions and GH3 Promotions
TV: Sportsnet New York SNY (tape delayed)

Skender Halili 153.5 vs. Eduardo Flores 155 Enver Halili 149 vs. Ariel Vasquez 147 Ian Green 161 vs. Andy Mejias …




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