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WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Late Results from Minnesota

On Friday, January 20, in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 3000+ at the Grand Casino’s Events & Convention Center in Hinckley, Minnesota, WBA #3-, IBF #13- and WBO #5-rated middleweight contender Rob “Bravo” Brant stayed busy and defended his WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship by stopping Detroit’s Alexis Hloros. With a possible title-shot opportunity on the near horizon, the Saint Paul, Minnesota-based Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) wasted no time in dispatching Hloros at 2:33 of the first round. A huge body shot dropped Hloros for a count of nine, but he arose still wincing in pain, and was in no condition to continue.

The event, presented by Greg Cohen Promotions in association with David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions, also featured GCP’s always exciting super welterweight KO artist Skender Halili. Halili (13-1, 13 KOs) kept his KO percentage at 100% by stopping Wichita’s Romon Barber (7-13, 6 KOs) in the fifth round.

On Friday, January 20, in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 3000+ at the Grand Casino’s Events & Convention Center …


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Golden Boy Promotions signs multi-fight deal with Yuriokis Gamboa

Golden Boy Promotions in association with ZR Entertainment announced a multi-fight deal with former three-division world champion and Olympic Gold medalist Yuriokis “El Ciclón de Guantánamo” Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs).

“I am looking forward to winning yet another world title, and I know Golden Boy Promotions is the perfect place to help guide me,” Gamboa said. “Though I have recently had some long stretches of inactivity, that stops today, and I will take on anyone, anytime, to achieve my goal of recapturing a championship belt.”

Gamboa will come out of the gate facing Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (24-7, 16 KOs) who was last seen defeating Jason “Star” Velez.

Golden Boy Promotions in association with ZR Entertainment announced a multi-fight deal with former three-division world champion and Olympic Gold …



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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against Mexican Carlson

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) will defend his WBC bantamweight belt against Mexican Carlos Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs), NABF titlsit, in Tokyo, Japan, on March 2. It has been announced by Teiken Promotions today. Yamanaka, making his twelfth defense, said, “I’ll try to show a good performance and defend my belt decisively. I got knocked down in the last two defenses, so I’ll also try to hit without getting hit. I’ll hone my “God’s Left” to display a fine victory.”

On the undercard, Japanese 130-pound champ Kenichi Ogawa, Yamanaka’s stablemate, will face top contender Satoru Sugita with his belt on the line. The fight venue will be Ryogoku Sumo Arena (Kokugikan; national sports arena).

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) will defend his WBC bantamweight …


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Boxing back in Cancun on February 4

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (20-4-1, 13 KOs) will face Japan’s Hajime Nagai (14-7-2, 4 KOs) in the main event on Saturday February 4 at the “Oasis Cancun Arena” at an event presented by Cancun Boxing and Promociones del Pueblo with the broadcast on Televisa Deportes. On that same night, Dante “Crazy” Jardón (30-5, 23 KOs) will expose his WBC International Lightweight Silver belt against Francisco “Paquito” Rojo (18-2, 11 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (20-4-1, 13 KOs) will face Japan’s Hajime Nagai (14-7-2, 4 …




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Free boxing card for General Santos City fans

Four titles including an International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Youth super flyweight title fight will be featured in this year’s inaugural boxing presentation by the Sanman Promotions on February 25 at the Trade Hall Convention Center, 3rd floor of the SM General Santos City. “We are starting with a big show and this is just the start. Sanman Promotions is shifting to high gear this year” said Sanman chief executive officer Jim Claude Manangquil.

The card is free to the public. Sanman plans to do around 10 shows this year all over the Philippines including Manila and Cebu.

Sanman kicks off with the “Brawl of the Mall: Rise of the Next Champions” on Feb. 25 featuring the IBF World Youth super flyweight championship between the undefeated Jade Bornea (6 wins, 4 KOs) of Sanman gym and Raul “Vulcan” Yu (9 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws, 8 KOs) of the ALA Stable from Cebu. (more…)

Four titles including an International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Youth super flyweight title fight will be featured in this year’s …


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Indonesian Updates: Monabesa Victorious, Zoda will defend Youth Title

By Jeff Pamungkas

Indonesian hope in the light flyweight division, Tibo Monabesa (15-0- 1, 7 KOs) has grabbed his first international title after defeating the world rated Rene Patilano of the Philippines (currently ranked #24 WBC of the division) in the Jr. Flyweight WBC International Silver title bout at Cendrawasih Sports Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday (1/21). The southpaw Monabesa, now rated No. 22 by WBC and #9 by WBA at Jr. Flyweight division, dominated the aggressive Patilano with his counter punches. The three judges scored the bout 119-112, 116-112, 117-111 all for the home hero, Tibo Monabesa.

“I think we need some few more bouts for Monabesa before competing in the hgher lever of the world. More important thing, Monabesa needs quality sparring partners to boost his skill,” said Armin Tan, the manager and trainer of the bout, as well as the promoter of the event.

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Another Indonesian prospect Iwan Zoda (currently IBF youth flyweight champion) will also feature this weekend in West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Zoda (13-1, 12 KOs) will defend his IBF youth belt against southpaw Robert Onggocan, also from the Philippines (7-1, 3 KOs). Last year Zoda wildly demolished the Hungarian young hard puncher Szilvester Kanalas only in three rounds to grab the IBF youth title. Zoda was named as one of top 5 Asian prospects after defeating the previously undefeated Thai Petchchorhae Kokietgym at his home in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2015 to seize the interim WBO Asia Pacific belt.

By Jeff Pamungkas Indonesian hope in the light flyweight division, Tibo Monabesa (15-0- 1, 7 KOs) has grabbed his first …


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Horn: I can hurt Pacquiao

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is confident he has the power to hurt and force a stoppage over boxing legend and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) when they clash on April 23 at a location that has yet to be decided but most likely will be the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia that holds 55,000 fans.

“I know I have the power to hurt Manny,” said Horn to Fox Sports. “He’s been knocked down and he’s been knocked out and I’m a heavy puncher so I believe I have a real chance to bring the world title to Australia.”

Pacquiao suffered a knockout loss to Juan Marquez in 2012 but has since scored impressive victories over Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley, Chris Algieri and Jessie Vargas. Manny dropped a twelve round decision to Floyd Mayweather in 2015.

Horn is coming off a stoppage victories over former world champions Ali Funeka in December and Randall Bailey last April.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is confident he has the power …


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Results From Quiet Cannon

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Ed Holmes All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California for the Battle of the Rising Stars featuring Southern California’s up and coming talent. Undefeated lightweight Fabian Ocegueda (10-1-1, 5 KO’s) of East L.A. and Ricardo Maldonado (7-6-1, 1 KO) squared off in a rematch in the main event as they fought to a draw the last time they met in the ring. The two started off where they left off the last time as they went toe toe. However in the sixth and final round Ocegueda was tired as Maldonado kept pressing connecting with a huge right hand as Ocegueda went down and got up staggered forcing the referee to stop the fight at 2:35 of the final round. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Ed Holmes All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California for the …



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Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

Six-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) shook off three years of ring rust with a near perfect second round stoppage of former WBF super featherweight title challenger Jorge Munguia (13-8, 4 KOs) in the eight round welterweight main event on Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey.

In the co-feature of the seven bout professional portion of the ProAm card entitled “Bridge Wars-The Kingdom of Judah” and promoted by Renee Aiken’s Boss Lady Promotions, Derek “Take it to the bank” Webster (22-1, 11 KOs) captured the vacant IBO/USBO super middleweight title with a methodical ten round unanimous decision victory over Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KOs).

In the local feature, Trenton’s own former National amateur champ Mike Hilton out brawled veteran Eric George to score a fifth round stoppage it was Hilton’s first scheduled six round contest of his career. Full details and more photos

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com Six-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) shook off …


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Esho batters and stops Abbruzzese in three

By Craig Wick at ringside

Warrior’s Boxing presented the next installment of their “Windy City Fight Night” on Saturday night in Chicago, with a seven-bout card at the UIC Pavilion.

In the night’s headliner, undefeated Achour Esho (13-0, 8 KOs) out of nearby Skokie Illinois, took out Chicago’s Anthony Abbruzzese (4-6, 3 KOs) in round three of an eight-round junior middleweight contest. Abbruzzese easily took round one, cranking up left hooks that had Esho and his backers concerned as the round concluded. Round two, however, Esho began backing Abbruzzese up, and suddenly dropped him against the ropes with a left-right combination. Abbruzzese beat the count, but moments later was redeposited on the canvas from a follow-up flurry. Round three saw Esho jumping all over Abbruzzese, dropping him with a left hook and finally, a right uppercut that ended it. Official stoppage was listed at the 58 second mark. With the win, Esho becomes the regional super welterweight champion of the recently launched American Boxing Organization. (more…)

By Craig Wick at ringside Warrior’s Boxing presented the next installment of their “Windy City Fight Night” on Saturday night …


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Nielsen, Thorslund victorious in Denmark

As expected, comebacking Patrick Nielsen (29-1, 14 KOs) and hometown hero Dina Thorslund (8-0, 5 KOs) were victorious on Saturday night at the Struer Energi Park in Denmark. The heavily tattooed and bearded Nielsen, fighting at light heavyweight, won a unanimous decision over Colombian southpaw Bebi Berrocal (17-4, 16 KOs) in a ten-round contest, while Thorslund outscored Xenia Jorenac (7-2, 2 KOs) in a clash for the WBC Youth super bantamweight championship.

Other Results:
Arman Torosyan KO6 Abdul Khattab (middleweight)
Mikkel Nielsen: W6 Leri Tedeev (super welterweight)
Stefan Haertel TKO8 Tomasz Gargula (super middleweight)
Leon Bunn KO2 Przemyslaw Binienda (light heavyweight)

As expected, comebacking Patrick Nielsen (29-1, 14 KOs) and hometown hero Dina Thorslund (8-0, 5 KOs) were victorious on Saturday …


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Detroit Brawl Weights

Weights/Photos by Bob Ryder

Lanardo Tyner 141.8 vs Istvan Dernanecz 146.2
James Gordon Smith 119.2 vs Szilveszter Ajtai 117.6
Ja’Rico O’Quinn 117 vs Angel Carvajal 117
Deandre Ware 168.4 vs Juan Rojas-Sanchez 168.4
Junior Wright 228 vs Damon McCreary 272
Alexey Zubov 204.8 vs Andras Csomor 203.6
Ardreal Holmes 155.2 vs Bryan Goldsby 149.8
Larry Ventus 141 vs Jesus Lule 137
Dwayne Ziegler 131.2 vs Charles Clark 130.4
Marcus Carter 272.2 vs Timothy Dunn 302.8
Jacob Bonas 149.4 vs Marcus Wheeler 150.4

Venue: Venue: Masonic Temple
Promoter: Salita Promotions
Matchmaker: Dennis Turner
Doors: 4 PM
First Bout: 5 PM
Tickets at ticketmaster.com or Masonic Temple Box Office

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Weights/Photos by Bob Ryder Lanardo Tyner 141.8 vs Istvan Dernanecz 146.2 James Gordon Smith 119.2 vs Szilveszter Ajtai 117.6 Ja’Rico …



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Beltway Boxing 2016 — The Year of The Voyage

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Ross Molovinsky

Beltway Boxing 2016 saw numerous locals make out of town trips in attempts to further their careers. Locals traveled to 18 states and five countries. A few of those trips were made at the highest level of the sport as three Beltway Boxers participated in world title bouts.

On April 16, Gary Russell, Jr. made a successful defense of the WBC Featherweight title scoring a second-round TKO over Patrick Hyland in Mashantucket, CT. Two other locals were unable to capture world titles in their bids. Dominic Wade lost by second-round knockout to Gennady Golovkin for the Unified World Middleweight title on April 23 in Inglewood, CA and Thomas Williams, Jr. lost by fourth-round KO to Adonis Stevenson for the WBC Light Heavyweight title on July 29 in Quebec City, Canada.

Some prospects used road trips very successfully to become contenders. Jarrett Hurd won two nationally-televised contests by knockout in June and November to place himself in the top 10 among super welterweights in the WBA, WBC and IBF. Mike Reed won four times in 2016 and is now ranked sixth by the WBO at super lightweight. Also, Gervonta Davis scored two knockouts to place himself in the top 10 in the IBF at super featherweight and in line for a world title bout in January. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Ross Molovinsky Beltway Boxing 2016 saw numerous locals make out of town trips in attempts …


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Monabesa wins WBC International Silver title

Unbeaten light flyweight Tibo Monabesa (15-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Rene Patilano (15-3-3, 7 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to claim the WBC International Silver title on Saturday night in Jakarta, Indonesia. The first half of the fight was a very even and tactical affair. After the sixth round, Monabesa’s superior stamina began to show. The Indonesian fighter was able to effectively counter Patilano’s attacks and went on to a win a clear points victory. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 117-111.

Unbeaten light flyweight Tibo Monabesa (15-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Rene Patilano (15-3-3, 7 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to …


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Mickey Roman: I will beat Miura

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Just a week away from his fight with WBC #1 rated super featherweight Takashi Miura, #2 rated contender Miguel “Mickey” Román says he’s a dangerous fighter who has been ducked out of fear that he can take the belt off champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas, who has delayed fighting Roman on several occasions.

Roman is showing his displeasure at fighting Miura when as mandatory challenger he has already fought Jili Giner and Jerope Mercado. Román will Miura in a final eliminator, while the right to face Vargas was given to WBC #7 Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt. The Roman-Miura winner will be the next challenger to the Vargas-Berchelt winner. Both fights take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California, with HBO televising.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Just a week away from his fight with WBC #1 rated super featherweight Takashi Miura, #2 …


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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

By Nick Giongco

Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico on Jan. 29 in Macau. “I am all set and ready to go,” aaid Ancajas when Fightnews.com caught up with him in a scenic training camp in Lipa City, an hour and a half drive from the capital Manila.

Photo: Nick Giongco

Ancajas, who dethroned Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo last year, has viewed Rodrigue’s fights on the internet and believes he has what it takes to take him out.

“We cam handle him but we cannot afford to be overconfident,” said the 25-year-old from Panabo City in Mindanao, an area in the southern Philippines near Manny Pacquiao’s residence. (more…)

By Nick Giongco Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo …



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Mundine: I will whip Green

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) is a heavy underdog in the betting, but is showing good mobility after a hip operation in London and has prepared for a gruelling domestic cruiserweight title bout over ten rounds against Danny “The Green Machine” Green (35-5, 28 KOs) on February 3 at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia. Mundine is confident he’ll whip the former WBA light heavyweight champion again, even though in his opinion Green is a better boxer now than he was in 2006 when he defeated him over twelve rounds.

“I should be a 100-1 underdog,” Mundine told the Courier Mail. “This is some David and Goliath stuff, what’s going on right here. If I can pull this off, you all got to call me the Black Houdini or something because this is something that’s not supposed to happen. This don’t come around, not even in generations. I’ve had some good wins in my ­career but if I get the victory again over Green, this one will be unsurpassable. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) is a …


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Dashon Johnson continues winning ways

The Emerald Queen Casino is starting to feel like a second home to middleweight Dashon Johnson. The veteran fighter added another victory at the venue by stopping Ricardo Pinell (14-3-1) in the main event of Battle at the Boat 109 in Tacoma, Washington on Friday night. Johnson (22-20-3, 7 KOs) knocked Pinell down twice in the scheduled 10-round bout, once in the first and again in the fifth. The contest came to an end at 1:56 of the 10th round after Pinell’s corner threw in the towel.

It was the third straight win at the Emerald Queen Casino over the last 12 months for Johnson. He posted one of his biggest victories to date nearly one year ago in Tacoma when he defeated Mike Gavronski for the WBA-NABA United States super middleweight championship. Johnson followed up that win by besting Izaak Cardona locally on March 18, 2016. Over his last nine bouts, Johnson is 7-2 with his only setbacks coming against J’Leon Lone (23-1) and Jesse Hart (21-0) in a battle for the NABO super middleweight title.

The Emerald Queen Casino is starting to feel like a second home to middleweight Dashon Johnson. The veteran fighter added …


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Weights from Windy City Fight Night

Achour Esho 154 vs. Anthony Abbruzzese 152
(ABO super welterweight championship)

Josh Hernandez 128.5 vs. Thomas Smith 129
Martez McGregor 170.5 vs. Cesar Ruiz 171.5
Yousif Saleh 132.5 vs. Luis Ramos 137
Shawn Simpson 118 vs. Leonardo Reyes 118
Jessica McCaskill 134.5 vs. Carla Torres 128
Ruben Schobitz 164.5 vs. Joel Blair 164.5

Venue: UIC Pavilion
Promoter: Warriors Boxing

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Achour Esho 154 vs. Anthony Abbruzzese 152 (ABO super welterweight championship) Josh Hernandez 128.5 vs. Thomas Smith 129 Martez McGregor …


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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel Roman, 22-2-1, 8 KOs, won his scheduled 12-round WBA title eliminator against Adam Lopez of San Antonio, 16-1-1, 8 KOs, by TKO after nine rounds. Roman, Los Angeles, scored two knockdowns in round four and slowly wore Lopez down over the next five rounds. Finally, when Lopez returned to his corner after the ninth, his corner immediately asked referee Harvey Dock to stop it. The time was 3:00 of round nine. GH3 Promotions and Kings Promotions staged the 9-bout card.

With the win, Roman, who entered the fight rated WBA #4, earned a world title fight against WBA super bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno.

“I thought I was going to knock him out in the fourth,” said Roman, “I ran out of time. He was saved by the bell…I did what I told everyone I was going to do. But I can’t relax now. It’s time to prepare for Nehomar Cermeno.” (more…)

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel …


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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia’s father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman kickoff press conference earlier this week in Brooklyn. Garcia repeatedly called WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman the N-word and hurled dozens of profanity-laced insults and threats as the event quickly spiraled out of control.

Angel Garcia
Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

WBC Statement: The WBC is extremely concerned with the behavior and actions showcased by Mr. Angel Garcia, who is the trainer of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, during the press conference for the highly anticipated fight between Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman.

The WBC prides itself for its battle against apartheid in which South Africa was banned from boxing for 19 years and our constant rejection to any sort of discrimination and abuse of power.

The WBC condemns the foul language, the discriminatory threats and the very dangerous actions which could have led to a riot and personal injuries during this presentation. (more…)

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia’s father and trainer Angel Garcia during …


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Weights from Trenton, NJ

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

Photo: Daniel Clark

Zab Judah 143 vs. Jorge Luis Munguia 142
Mike Hilton 200 vs. Eric George 199
(IBO/USBO super middleweight title)
Derrick Webster 168 vs. Thomas Awimbono 168
Bryan Daniels 199.7 vs. Damien Lewis 196.6
Jimmy Kelleher 161.5 vs. Courtney McCleave 163.8
Andy Gonzalez 151.9 vs. Jason Wahr 151.5
Brandon Robinson 173.3 vs. Jermain Corley 167.2

Promoter: Boss Lady Promotions
Venue: Sun National Bank Arena

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale Zab Judah 143 vs. Jorge Luis Munguia 142 Mike Hilton 200 vs. Eric George …


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The Resurgence of Boxing in Thailand

In 2017, there will be great activity for Thai fighters in WBC world title fights.

It all starts on Wednesday when undefeated WBC minimumweight world champion Wanheng Menayothin (44-0, 17 KOs) puts his title on the line against undefeated Filipino Melvin Jerusalem (11-0, 7 KOs) on Wednesday in Phitsanulok, Thailand.

On March 4, Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai will face Mexico’s Juan “Churritos” Hernandez at the National Stadium Gymnasium in Bangkok, for the vacant WBC flyweight crown.

Then on March 18, former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will challenge WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez at Madison Square Garden.

For more WBC news, click here…

In 2017, there will be great activity for Thai fighters in WBC world title fights. It all starts on Wednesday …


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Weights from Mexico City

Photo: Zanfer

Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Brenda Ramos 108.5
Emmanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Dennis Contreras 122
Jonathan Martinez 135 vs. Hector Osorio 135.3
Martin Escamilla 134.7 vs. Kevin Nava 135
Mauricio Lara 119 vs. Martin Jimenez 120
Joshua Martinez 112.5 vs. Adrian Curiel 112
Bryan Mosiños 112 vs. Villanueva Akatzin 112

Venue: Gym Benito Juarez, CDMX
Promoter: ZANFER
TV: TV Azteca

Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Brenda Ramos 108.5 Emmanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Dennis Contreras 122 Jonathan Martinez 135 vs. Hector Osorio …


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Mendoza says WBA remains steadfast in pursuit of a single champion

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza told the Panamanian press on Friday morning that the organization’s commitment to having a single WBA champion in each division remains strong. “It’s not easy to clean house, but we’re doing everything possible. Most insiders know that an interim title for Argentinian Brian Castaño was approved, but this was a deal struck long ago and it was my duty to fulfill it. However, this is the last we’ll do,” said Mendoza.

He also stressed that Panamanian 130lb super champion Jezreel Corrales must fight American Jason Sosa, the regular champion of the division, thus continuing the reduction of champions. “We must remember that in 2016 Takashi Uchiyama and Javier Fortuna were ordered to fight by a resolution of the Championships Committee, however, they lost to Corrales and Sosa, who thus inherited this commitment.”

Regarding heavyweight division, Mendoza commented, “we ordered a tournament last year which couldn’t unfold due to many inconveniences. For this reason, I clarify here: Klitschko vs. Joshua is the super championship, Briggs vs. Oquendo is the regular title. The winner of the first bout should face Luis Ortiz, and the second meet Alexander Ustinov.” (more…)

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza told the Panamanian press on Friday morning that the organization’s commitment to having a single …


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Weights from Denmark

Patrick Nielsen 173.1 vs Bebi Berrocal 171.9

Dina Thorslund 120.4 vs Xenia Jorneac 121.9
(WBC Female World Youth Super Bantamweight Championship)

Abdul Khattab 160.9 vs Arman Torosyan 159.2
Mikkel Nielsen 152.1 vs Leri Tedeev 152.1
Stefan Haertel 170.2 vs Tomasz Gargula 169.8
Leon Bunn 176.4 vs Przemyslaw Binienda 173.1

Promoter: Sauerland Event
Venue: Struer Energi Park, Denmark

Patrick Nielsen 173.1 vs Bebi Berrocal 171.9 Dina Thorslund 120.4 vs Xenia Jorneac 121.9 (WBC Female World Youth Super Bantamweight …


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Diaz: It’s time for Crawford to face a real challenge

World ranked junior welterweight contender Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) has continued his verbal assault on WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford. “I spent half of last year calling out Crawford,” proclaimed Diaz today. “He went the easy route, facing John Molina, who entered their December title fight three pounds above the weight limit and was way overmatched. Now, it is time for Crawford to face a real challenge.

“It doesn’t look like he’ll be fighting Pacquiao any time soon. I am highly ranked by the WBC and WBO, and I am willing to go to Omaha, if that’s what he wants. I respect Crawford as a champion and would love the opportunity to knock him out in his hometown. My promoter Lou DiBella is ready and willing to talk to Bob Arum to get a deal done. It would be a great fight for boxing fans. Let’s get it on.”

World ranked junior welterweight contender Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) has continued his verbal assault on WBC/WBO junior welterweight world …


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Lara-Foreman viewership numbers

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara’s fourth round knockout win over Yuri Foreman in Miami last Friday night generated an average of 547,000 viewers, with a peak audience of 707,000 on Spike TV. Viewership ratings for Lara vs. Foreman scored 11% higher than the network’s previous Friday night telecast, which showcased Danny Jacobs vs Sergio Mora.

“I want to thank Spike TV and everyone involved with the promotion for giving me the opportunity to fight in Miami, in front of all my fans.” said Lara. “The last time I fought in Miami I got the knockout and that’s exactly what I wanted to do in this fight. I accomplished that goal and the fans got to see someone go down. Everyone loves the knockout. I’m happy to have delivered a positive rating for Spike TV. I can’t wait to return to the ring.”

He is expected to return to the ring sometime before summer.

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara’s fourth round knockout win over Yuri Foreman in Miami last Friday night generated an …


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Haye, Schaefer team up to tackle UK market

David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions has today announced a historic deal with U.S. boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to form Hayemaker Ringstar, a new promotions company. The deal marks Schaefer’s first business foray into the UK market, and it also ensures that Haye will in boxing long after he hangs up his gloves.

The first fight to be promoted by Hayemaker Ringstar will be Haye’s heavyweight clash with Tony Bellew, a co-promotion with Matchroom Boxing, at London’s O2 Arena on March 4th. While the focus will be on UK-based fights, Hayemaker Ringstar will also work on promoting fights in the USA, capitalizing on Schaefer’s contacts with broadcasters and venues.

David Haye: “The joint venture with Hayemaker and Ringstar will send shockwaves through British boxing. Together, we are creating a new kind of promotions entity…I have no doubt that Hayemaker Ringstar will become the UK’s leading promotional company.”

Richard Schaefer: “I’m delighted to be partnering with David to form Hayemaker Ringstar. The UK is a great market for boxing, with exciting fighters and passionate fans, and we’re determined to work with the most talented boxers to give people the fights they want to see.”

David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions has today announced a historic deal with U.S. boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to form Hayemaker Ringstar, …


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GGG-Jacobs NYC Media Blitz recap

Unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO’s) spent twenty-four hours in New York City last week to promote his highly anticipated showdown with WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO’s) set for March 18 at Madison Square Garden.

Here is behind the scenes video of courtesy Michael Sterling/K2 Promotions.

Unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO’s) spent twenty-four hours in New York City last week to …


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Weights from Indonesia

Rene Patilano 107.4 vs Tibo Monabesa 107.8
(WBC International Silver Light Flyweight title)

Promoter: Armin Tan

Rene Patilano 107.4 vs Tibo Monabesa 107.8 (WBC International Silver Light Flyweight title) Promoter: Armin Tan


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Roman, Lopez ready for war

Super bantamweights Danny Roman (122 lbs.) and Adam Lopez (121.6 lbs.) both hit their marks at Thursday’s weigh-in from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. The pair headline tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation broadcast with the winner of the 12-round WBA title eliminator facing WBA (regular) champion Nehomar Cermeno.

Danny Roman: “I think Adam Lopez is a good fighter. He can do a little bit of everything, but he’s not better than me. To be honest, I think he underestimates me. I don’t think he knows the type of fighter I am or the type of fighter I can be. I’m versatile. I’m here to win and I’ll do whatever it takes. If he tries to counterpunch me, I’ll counterpunch his counterpunch. If he stands up and boxes me, I’ll box him back. If he wants to brawl, I’ll brawl. It all depends on how he comes at me. Whatever he’s looking to do, I’m ready.”

Adam Lopez: “This fight it’s a title eliminator, but I learned my lesson. I had time to reflect on letting the IBF title chance slip away. Now I know what it is and what to do. My only focus is Danny Roman, once I get past him, I’ll think of what’s next. I think speed is a big factor in this fight. I watched some tape on Roman. I’ve seen him in some fights. He looked great when he fought Erik Ruiz, but in his last fight in November, he looked good but he didn’t look phenomenal. When I watched that fight I saw that there are a lot of things I could pick apart.”

Super bantamweights Danny Roman (122 lbs.) and Adam Lopez (121.6 lbs.) both hit their marks at Thursday’s weigh-in from Bally’s …


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Weights from Hinckley, Minnesota

Rob Brant 158.2 vs. Alexis Hloros 160
(WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship)

Photo: Greg Cohen Promotions

Duarn Vue 128.6 vs. Lance Williams 130.8
DeLorien Caraway 143.2 vs. Deonte Wilson 138.8
Skender Halili 154 vs. Romon Barber 153.8
Jose Homar Rios 133.8 vs. Matt Murphy 138.6
Adrian Taylor 180.6 vs. Matt Chavez N/A

Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, MN
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions

Rob Brant 158.2 vs. Alexis Hloros 160 (WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship) Duarn Vue 128.6 vs. Lance Williams 130.8 DeLorien Caraway 143.2 …


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Team Corrales awarded Best of the Year in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Seven commissioners and twelve specialized journalists met on Thursday night at BEK’s Restaurant to select the best of year 2016 in Panamanian boxing.

Photo: Héctor Villarreal

WBA super featherweight “super” champion Jezreel “The Invisible” Corrales (21-1) and his mentor Mrs. Lesbia Bazan de Moss were unanimously elected Fighter of the Year and Manager of the Year, respectively.

Corrales’ main coach, Juan “The Novelist” Mosquera was voted Trainer of the Year. (more…)

By Héctor Villarreal Seven commissioners and twelve specialized journalists met on Thursday night at BEK’s Restaurant to select the best …


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Adams, Roman make weight for WBA elim

Undefeated WBA #3 ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and WBA #4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) both made weight Thursday for their twelve round WBA title eliminator on Friday night at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

Adam Lopez 121.5 vs. Danny Roman 122
(WBA super bantamweight eliminator)
Ronald Ellis 167.5 vs. Christopher Brooker 167.5
Kenneth Sims Jr. 139 vs. Emmanuel Robles 139.75

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino
Promoter: GH3 Promotions, Kings Promotions
TV: Showtime

Note: Also on the Showtime telecast will be highlights from a bout between unbeaten super bantamweight Stephon Young (15-0-3, 6 KOs) and Olimjon Nazarov (14-3, 8 KOs). Young was originally slated to open the card, but his original opponent withdrew due to an injury, and Young’s fight was bumped.

Undefeated WBA #3 ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and WBA #4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) both …




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