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

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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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

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Late Results from West Virginia

Aaron “Quiet Storm” Quattrocchi (9-0-1, 4 KOs) claimed the WV State light heavyweight title via technical decision after six hard fought rounds over Shawn Laughery (7-3, 3 KOs) in the main event Saturday night at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia. The fight was stopped by the ringside doctor after sixth round due to a cut on Laughery’s eye caused by an accidental head-butt.

In the co-feature, Roc Nation Sports heavyweight Ed “Black Magic” Latimore upped his record to 12-0, 7 KOs after dropping Philadelphia’s Hassan Lee in the fourth round. Lee rose to his feet albeit in no condition to continue as the referee waived the end of the bout. (more…)

Aaron “Quiet Storm” Quattrocchi (9-0-1, 4 KOs) claimed the WV State light heavyweight title via technical decision after six hard …


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Late Results from Huntington, NY

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 23rd installment of the popular “Rockin Fights” series before another sellout crowd this past Saturday at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

The main event saw light heavyweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith (21-1, 17 KOs) scoring a 2nd round TKO over the very game Fabiano Pena (16-5-1 12 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round contest. Smith, a member of Local 66 Concrete Laborers Union, has now reeled off 15 straight wins with 10 of them by way of knockout. “I think Joe is ready to take on virtually anyone in the light heavyweight division and I have full confidence in Joe being in a huge light heavyweight fight in the very near future,” said promoter Joe DeGuardia afterward. (more…)

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 23rd installment of the popular “Rockin Fights” series before another sellout crowd this past …



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Andre Berto: This is the fight the people deserve

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Former two-time world champion Andre “The Beast” Berto has wrapped up training camp and is set to travel to Southern California for his highly anticipated rematch against “Vicious” Victor Ortiz that headlines PBC on FOX this Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Here is what Berto had to say from training camp:

On his improvements since his first fight against Ortiz:

“I’ve improved tremendously. Mentally and all the way around the board. There was so much that went into that fight and that camp the first time. I shouldn’t have fought that fight, but being who I am, I wanted to get in there. I was just a young fighter who didn’t take the fight seriously. I overlooked my opponent. Now I’m a much more mature fighter. I’ve pushed myself for this camp. (more…)

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions Former two-time world champion Andre “The Beast” Berto has wrapped up training camp and is set …


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Mike Alvarado returns June 25

On Saturday, June 25, UniMas will air a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card featuring a ten round welterweight scrap between former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (35-4, 24 KOs) of Denver and New Mexico’s Josh Torres (15-4-2, 7 KOs). Alvarado is coming off a KO win in March over Saul Corral in another bout featured on UniMas. The card will take place at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas.

On Saturday, June 25, UniMas will air a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card featuring a ten round welterweight scrap between former …




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Hanzel Martinez headlines May 20 in Tucson

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions return to the city of Tucson, Arizona for a triple header, set to be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. The tripleheader will take place on Friday, May 20 at Casino Del Sol Resort and feature one of the stars of the Roy Jones Jr. Boxing stable: WBA #13 contender Hanzel Martinez (23-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico as he looks to add the NABA-USA super bantamweight title to his resume. Martinez will be fighting tough Issac Nettey (22-10-1, 11 KOs) of Accra, Ghana in the ten round main event. Although Nettey is very much the underdog, he is a fighter who has only been stopped twice in his career and many insiders are openly wondering if that toughness will make for a difficult fight for Martinez. (more…)

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions return to the city of Tucson, Arizona for a triple header, set …


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The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

CBP – THE CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM

I have just finished watching the WBC Clean Boxing program Webinar, which is a tutorial aimed to reach as many fighters and members of the boxing community as possible to educate all in regards to the dangers of using drugs in boxing. This finished product took many months, countless hours of hard work and a sensational team work led by Dr. Margaret Goodman, who is the founder of VADA, and Luis Escalona, who is the chairman of the WBC anti-doping program. My gratitude goes to the members of the WBC team, the champions who participated with interesting testimonials, and everyone interacting with Artisan to have what is the first ever tutorial of this kind.

Any form of taking advantage against your opponent in sports must be considered as cheating. This is the principle which should be the norm for all to take as a guide in boxing. There are so many ways of cheating and many ways of getting away with cheating. The WBC has been working in several angles to bring a common and uniform way of making boxing clean. The glove and hand wrap tampering prevention campaign, the mismatch prevention system, the WBC code of ethics, the ring officials code of ethics and the boxers code of ethics, which is currently being finished, among other programs. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son CBP – THE CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM I have just finished watching …


UFC

Beal vs. Yamamoto heads to Ottawa

Hoping to snap a two-fight losing streak in Ottawa, former Ultimate Fighter standout Chris Beal will face Japanese superstar Kid Yamamoto in a bantamweight bout at TD Place Arena on June 18 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Hoping to snap a two-fight losing streak in Ottawa, former Ultimate Fighter standout Chris Beal will face Japanese superstar Kid …


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Lerena avenges loss to Muller

In an explosive fight, Kevin Lerena avenged his only career defeat by stopping local hard man Johnny Muller in the 10th round at Emperors Palace on Sunday afternoon. The SA cruiserweight and WBA Pan African titles were on the line. A large crowd was on hand to witness an enthralling bout that initially saw Lerena take charge before Muller’s more accurate combination punching swung fortunes his way – until the dramatic conclusion.

Referee Jaap van Niewenhuizen missed a blatant knockdown by Lerena in the first round – he ruled it a slip – and also upset some observers when he called the fight off in the 10th. A big left hand by Lerena smashed through Muller’s guard and a dozen unanswered punches later he slid to the canvas before wearily regaining his footing.

He looked a spent force and while Muller could reasonably have expected a count, the referee called it off without doing so. His fans were furious, but not so Lerena. (more…)

In an explosive fight, Kevin Lerena avenged his only career defeat by stopping local hard man Johnny Muller in the …



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Horn: Randall is a dangerous guy

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #5, WBO #6, WBA #11 Jeff Horn (13-0, 8 KOs) says he’s nervous about his IBF Intercontinental championship bout with former IBF/WBA/WBO world champion and currently rated WBO #12 Randal Bailey (46-8, 39 KOs) when they clash over twelve rounds on Wednesday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

“I do get nervous because I know that even though I’m unbeaten as a pro I still get hit too much,” Horn said, “but I try to push all that out of my head and just focus on the job. Randall is a dangerous guy. I have to box very intelligently, chin down shoulders up, put a lot of pressure on coming in and then make sure I get away without him getting a shot on me.

“He’s the kind of opponent that if I make a mistake I will wake up wondering what happened. If you nod off for half a second he can put you to sleep for the count.”

Bailey has lost only once (on points) in the last seven years. “Jeff is definitely an up-and-comer but he’s never fought anyone who can hit like me,” Bailey said. “They don’t call me ‘The Knockout King’ for nothing.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #5, WBO #6, WBA #11 Jeff Horn (13-0, 8 KOs) says he’s …


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Italy boxing champion arrested for kidnapping

Three time former world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey has made the long trip from the US to Australia for one reason – to knock Brisbane’s Jeff Horn out. As Bailey puts it, “it’s just business, nothing personal.”

James DeGale makes shock decision on future

Italy boxing champion arrested for kidnapping Three time former world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey has made the long …


UFC

UFC 197: What you got right and wrong

Jon Jones returned from a nearly 16-month absence from the sport Saturday night, as he shut down Ovince Saint Preux over five rounds to win the interim light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 197 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Joshua opponent named: Dominic Breazeale

Anthony Joshua will make the first defense of his IBF World Heavyweight title against unbeaten Dominic ‘Trouble’ Breazeale at The O2 in London on June 25. Joshua ripped took both the belt and unbeaten record of Charles Martin at the same venue on April 9, and he’ll be looking to take another ‘0’ in his maiden defence.

Breazeale brings a formidable 17-0 record to the UK with 15 wins inside the distance and enters the clash on the back of forcing Amir Mansour to retire after five rounds of their clash in January. The Californian is no stranger to London having represented USA in the 2012 Olympic Games, where Joshua won gold. (more…)

Anthony Joshua will make the first defense of his IBF World Heavyweight title against unbeaten Dominic ‘Trouble’ Breazeale at The …



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Results from Minneapolis

By Jessie Kelley

18-year-old welterweight Celso “El Niño” Ramirez (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Minneapolis knocked out Gabriel Morris (4-30-3, 0 KO’s) of Ohio in the main event Saturday night at El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN. Ramirez dropped Morris three times in the bout. A right to the body dropped Morris in round three and the final knockdown, a quick right uppercut along the ropes moments later ended the fight when referee Mark Nelson waived the fight off with Morris on the canvas. (more…)

By Jessie Kelley 18-year-old welterweight Celso “El Niño” Ramirez (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Minneapolis knocked out Gabriel Morris (4-30-3, 0 …


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Berry-Kester battle to a draw in Maine

By Matt Thompson at ringside

Saturday night at The historic Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine, Brandon Berry (11-1-1, 7 KO’s) from West Forks, ME fought to a 6 round majority draw with James Lester (10-10-1, 4 KO’s) of Detroit, Michigan. Berry, from a small town with a population of around 40 people, had a large following of fight fans from Northern Maine cheering him on as he and Lester fought a nip and tuck quick paced battle that left the crowd on its feet. After 6 rounds, judge Fred Doody scored the fight 59-55 for Berry while judges Melissa Kelly and Leo Gerstel saw the fight 57-57. The fight was promoted by New England Fights (NEF

By Matt Thompson at ringside Saturday night at The historic Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine, Brandon Berry (11-1-1, 7 …


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More GGG, Chocolatito comments

By Miguel Maravilla

Gennady Golovkin: “I am ready to fight anybody, it doesn’t matter who it is. If it’s Canelo we can make that fight…I respect Wade, I gave him a chance in the first round but in the second round we did more work.”

Trainer Abel Sanchez: “Gennady put on a great show. Hopefully he comes back soon.”

Promoter Tom Loeffler: What can we say? Whoever Gennady fights, the fans come and watch. This is the second time he sells out the Forum…if Canelo don’t happen, there are other fighters like Daniel Jacobs. We have to wait to see what happens May 7 when Canelo fights Amir Khan…We’ve also had offers from Jerry Jones to fight Canelo at AT&T Stadium.”

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez: “I want to thank HBO, K2 and Teiken Promotions. I feel happy. I had an excellent fight against McWilliams Arroyo. McWilliams is a good fighter. I give him all my blessings, he came in great shape to win the fight. I love fighting here in Los Angeles. It’s like being at home. There are a lot of Nicaraguan fans everywhere. I would definitely love the rematch against Estrada. My team is ready to make that fight. I am willing to fight anybody!”

By Miguel Maravilla Gennady Golovkin: “I am ready to fight anybody, it doesn’t matter who it is. If it’s Canelo …


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Acosta and Machado KO foes in Puerto Rico

Photo: Israel Gonzalez / Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

The fighters represented by Miguel Cotto promotions were the big winners this past Saturday night in their matchups versus some of the best fighters that Universal Promotions has to offer in a card that took place at the Roger L. Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas. Big-time prospects Angel “Tito” Acosta and Alberto “Explosivo” Machado once again ruled the night with their knockouts. The card was presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Roc Nation Sports, H2 Entertainment and Universal Promotions was part of the popular series “DIRECTV Boxing Nights.”

Acosta from Barrio Obrero in San Juan Puerto Rico upped his record to 13-0 with 13 KO’s by annihilating Dominican born and Puerto Rico resident Erickson Martell (12-6-1, 8 KOs) at 2:59 of the second round to retain his WBC Fecarbox Mini Flyweight belt.

Machado of Monte Hatillo in San Juan Puerto Rico, kept his record perfect (14-0, 12 KOs) with fifth consecutive first round knockout by knocking down Miguel Angel Mendoza (22-8-2, 21 KOs) of Mexico twice before the fight was stopped by the referee at 2:20. (more…)

Photo: Israel Gonzalez / Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC The fighters represented by Miguel Cotto promotions were the big winners this …



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Giant Japan Update

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

IBF#9 Oguni demolishes #8 Tawatchai, Okada keeps Japanese 140lb belt

IBF#9 junior featherweight contender, ex-OPBF, Japanese 122-pound champ Yukinori Oguni displayed a fine stoppage of #8 Mike Tawatchai by dropping him twice at 1:09 of the fifth round in a scheduled ten on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Oguni, a stylish boxer, exploded a beautiful right counter to deck Tawatchai in the third and finally flattened him with a solid overhand right in the fatal fifth. It was Oguni’s career-belt performance to prove his improvement.

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Unbeaten Japanese super-light champ Hiroki Okada chalked up a TKO victory over grudge rival, #1 Koichi Aso to score a TKO triumph because of the latter’s bad bleeding from both optical lacerations at 2:15 of the seventh session. Okada improved his ledger to 12-0, 10 KOs. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat IBF#9 Oguni demolishes #8 Tawatchai, Okada keeps Japanese 140lb belt IBF#9 junior featherweight …


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UFC 197 Talking Points

Jon Jones admittedly didn’t have his best performance in a win over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197. Considering the legendary fights Jones has had in his career, it’s easy to dismiss a unanimous decision victory against the No. 6-ranked fighter in the light heavyweight division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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GGG’s message to Canelo: If you’re not going to fight me, just give me the belt!

Video/Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

“It’s not GGG’s style to chase other fighters,” says Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler. “He provides excitement in the ring, but at some point his thinking (about the situation with Canelo) is ‘if you’re not going to fight me, just give me the belt.’ And then he can go to the next belt. Last year he beat David Lemieux, who was IBF champion, now the winner (of Canelo-Khan) has to fight him or give up the belt. Step by step, he’s accomplishing the goal, selling out arenas like this. We expect HBO ratings to be great with all this media publicity we got for this fight. Gennady has lived in Los Angeles for almost a year now and selling The Forum when fighting Wade, who’s from Washington DC, it’s a big statement.”

Video/Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk “It’s not GGG’s style to chase other fighters,” says Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler. “He provides excitement …


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Varmall Jr pummels Pla in Catskill, NY

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at the Catskill High School in Catskill, New York, Cruiserweight prospect Alvin “Iron Majik” Varmall Jr. (9-0-1, 8KOs) put on a scintillating performance, scoring explosive second round stoppage of veteran Leo Pla (5-7-2, 2KOs). The card promoted by Renee Aiken’s Boss Lady Promotions brought boxing back to the Catskill for the first time in twenty-two years with seven entertaining bouts that had the fans cheering in appreciation for a great night of boxing. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Saturday night at the Catskill High School in Catskill, New York, Cruiserweight prospect Alvin “Iron …


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Crawford comments on body shop incident

WBO junior welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford has commented on recent press reports regarding a dispute he had with the owner of a local auto body shop. Omaha police ticketed Crawford over the incident.

Bud posted the following on his Facebook page:

April 22 at 9:08am ·
Ok so i wasnt even going to entertain this nonsense all over some guy trying to get some money outta me but since the media is trying to make me out to be the bad guy for taking whats mines ima say this: don’t believe everything you see on tv i rightfully took what was mine and in court we will all see the truth come out so to the media that said I turned myself like i was in jail lol thats ok its they job to get stories and I don’t fault them on that but my problem is when they put out false information so with that been said Channel 6 Channel 7 news and Omaha World Herald will never be able to ever get a interview from me again sorry to the ones that support me that work for the media but been that yall all work for the same company I will no longer have interviews with those media stations I will continue to do my best to represent my city and keep putting Omaha on the map why people like this guy keep trying to keep us down but he or anybody else can stop whats destined to be so with that been said hope everyone have a great day and look forward to July 23rd fight in Las Vegas 👊👊👊👊

Crawford is expected to face WBC 140lb champ Viktor Postal in a July 23 unification fight on HBO PPV.

WBO junior welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford has commented on recent press reports regarding a dispute he had with the …


UFC

UFC 197: Jon Jones wins in return, claims interim title

For the first time since March 19, 2011, Jon Jones entered the Octagon without a championship belt, and while he left it with one Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after a shutout five-round decision win over Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC 197, he wasn’t content with his interim UFC light heavyweight championship . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Golovkin, Wade Quick Quotes

By Rocky Morales

Gennady Golovkin: (To the crowd) “Muchas gracias, my friends! …Canelo, give me my belt!”

Dominic Wade: “There are one or two things I could have done differently but his power is real…he’s a great champion and does everything very well.”

By Rocky Morales Gennady Golovkin: (To the crowd) “Muchas gracias, my friends! …Canelo, give me my belt!” Dominic Wade: “There …


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UFC 197: Johnson defends crown

Dominance has not made Demetrious Johnson complacent, as he put together another spectacular effort in defense of his UFC flyweight title Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, stopping previously unbeaten Henry Cejudo in the first round of their UFC 197 co-main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Pettis, Roberts, Esparza go distance for wins | Harris defeats East in explosive Fight Pass battle

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Cuadras dominates and stops Mepranum

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Unbeaten WBC super flyweight world champion Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) retained his title with an eighth round TKO over Filipino challenger Richie Mepranum (31-5-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. After eight one-sided rounds, Mepranum didn’t come out for round nine.

Former female world world champion Ava Knight (14-2-4, 5 KOs) from Chico, California, outscored Judith Rodriguez (8-10, 5 KOs) over eight rounds in a super flyweight clash. Scores were 80-72, 78-74, 79-73.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez Unbeaten WBC super flyweight world champion Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) retained his …


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Golovkin destroys Wade in two

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina – K2 Promotions

Unified WBA and IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) scored a two round destruction of previously unbeaten IBF mandatory challenger Dominic Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. 110:1 favorite Golovkin dropped Wade with a right hand at the end of round one. Wade was down twice more in round two and the mismatch was halted. Time was 2:37. 22 straight KOs for Golovkin now.

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By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Chris Farina – K2 Promotions Unified WBA and IBF middleweight world …


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Chocolatito wins unanimous decision over Arroyo

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina – K2 Promotions

WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. AFter a competitive round one, “Chocolatito” began to seize control. The sole of Arroyo’s right shoe fell off in round four but he had to continue with a faulty shoe. Chocolatito’s relentless attack kept the game Arroyo under pressure the rest of the way. Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 120-108.

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By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Chris Farina – K2 Promotions WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (45-0, …


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Off-TV Results from Los Angeles

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Pedro Duran (14-0, 11KO) shined in knocking out Pedro Lopez (6-3-1, 2KO) at 3:00 of the fourth round of a scheduled 8 round super featherweight bout. Duran floored Lopez hard midway through the opening stanza with a left hook counter and again at the end of the second round from a right cross counter. Lopez’ own aggression and wide punches worked against him and left him open for Duran’s excellent counterpunching. To his credit, Lopez continued on when many fighters would have opted otherwise and even landed a few good punches on Duran to make it an interesting fourth round. But, Lopez had taken too much punishment and retired on his stool at the end of the fourth round. (more…)

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Pedro Duran (14-0, 11KO) shined in knocking out Pedro Lopez (6-3-1, 2KO) …


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Kovalev to face Chilemba in Russia on July 11

Photo/Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) returns to his home country of Russia to defend all three of his belts against Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KOs) on Monday, July 11 in Ekaterinburg. The fight will take place on the opening night of the International Industry Trade Fair “INNOPROM-2016” at the DIVS Palace of Sports. This will be Krusher’s first title defense in Russia. (more…)

Photo/Video: Przemek Garczarczyk WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) returns to his …


Boxing News

Skoglund defeats Liebenberg

IBF #3, WBO #7 light heavyweight contender Erik Skoglund (25-0, 11 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over rugged South African Ryno Liebenberg (17-3, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant IBO International title on Saturday night at The Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden. Skoglund overcame a bad cut to his right eye to get the win.

In the co-feature, WBC female super welterweight champ Mikaela Lauren (27-3, 12 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Ivana Habazin (15-3, 7 KOs).

IBF #3, WBO #7 light heavyweight contender Erik Skoglund (25-0, 11 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision …


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Sakkreerin Jr. edges Abutan; Ford stops Boonjamong

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, IBF #5 108 pounder, Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (30-4-1, 15 KOs) outscored Filipino, Lester Abutan (9-5-3, 5 KOs) via split decision over twelve rounds with scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 113-115 to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific junior flyweight belt on Friday at the Infantry 7, Maerim, Chiangmai, Thailand.

In a major upset in the main supporting bout, Canadian light heavyweight Ryan Ford (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped former Olympic Gold Medalist Manus Boonjamong (5-2, 3 KOs) in round five of scheduled eight round bout.

Former world-rated 140 pounder Patomsuk Pathompothong (32-4-1) outscored Jacob Hutter (0-1) of Switzerland over six rounds. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing In a nationally televised promotion, IBF #5 108 pounder, Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (30-4-1, …


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Full Results from Chicago

By Craig Wick
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

Action returned Friday night to “The Belvedere” event center in Elk Grove Village, IL as promoter Bobby Hitz presented a four-bout card featuring promising heavyweight Nick Mazurek as well as the return of former NFL safety and Notre Dame All-American standout, Tom Zbikowski. As expected, an overflow crowd turned out as did many luminaries from Chicago’s fight fraternity. Throw in Chicago Cub catching legend, Randy Hundley, and someone in Cubs garb racing around ringside mumbling “Ronnie Woo Woo” and fans had an interesting night to say the least. (more…)

By Craig Wick Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images Action returned Friday night to “The Belvedere” event center in Elk Grove Village, …


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Unbeaten Maxim Dadashev signs with Top Rank

Unbeaten Russian junior welterweight prospect Maxim Dadashev (1-0, 1 KO) is the latest addition in the invasion of European fighters to the Top Rank stable. The 26-year-old amateur standout from Saint Petersburg, Russia, signed a multi-year promotional contract. The 26-year-old Dadashev competed in over 250 amateur fights and won multiple National Tournaments in Russia.

“Maxim is an extremely strong capable fighter who can adjust to any style. His amateur background and work ethic along with the team around him will take him a long way,” said Carl Moretti, Vice-President of Top Rank.

Dadashev is a stablemate of World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko – both are managed by Egis Klimas. (more…)

Unbeaten Russian junior welterweight prospect Maxim Dadashev (1-0, 1 KO) is the latest addition in the invasion of European fighters …


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Complete Golovkin-Wade Weights from LA

Photos: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions

Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Dominic Wade 159.6
(WBA, IBF, WBC interim middleweight titles)

Roman Gonzalez 111.4 vs. McWilliams Arroyo 111.6
(WBC flyweight title)

Pedro Duran 132 vs. Pedro Lopez 131.2
Ryan Martin 136.4 vs. Rosbel Montoya 138.2
Kenia Enriquez 107.6 vs. Amaris Quintana 107.8
Seniesa Estrada 109.6 vs. Selene Lopez 109

Venue: The Forum in Inglewood, California
Promoter: K2 Promotions
TV: HBO

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Photos: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Dominic Wade 159.6 (WBA, IBF, WBC interim middleweight titles) Roman Gonzalez 111.4 …


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Donaire crushes Bedak in three

By Karl Freitag

In his first title defense, WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) annihilated #4 rated Zsolt Bedak (25-2, 8 KOs) in less than three rounds on Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines. “The Filipino Flash” dropped Bedak twice in round two and the bout was waved off by referee Russell Mora after another knockdown in round three. Time was 2:44.

In a war, unbeaten featherweight Mark Magsayo (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former world title challenger Chris Avalos (26-5, 19 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO international featherweight belt. Magsayo battered Avalos in round two, but Avalos withstood the brutal onslaught. Magsayo seemingly punched himself out somewhat as Avalos dropped him with a left hook in round three and continued to hammer Magsayo in round four. Magsayo turned the tables agsin, staggering Avalos badly in round five. Avalos was saved by the bell. After more punishment in round six, referee Danrex Tapdasanwill waved it off just as Avalos corner threw in the towel.

Unbeaten super featherweight Paul Fleming (22-0, 14 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to outpoint Miguel Angel Gonzalez (22-8-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds. Fleming won by scores of 96-93, 97-92, 97-92 to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas title.

By Karl Freitag In his first title defense, WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) annihilated #4 rated …










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