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Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In his 2nd comeback fight, former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (36-4, 24 KOs) had ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag Photos: Matchroom Sport IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dominic ...

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney For the last year Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have tried to get it on in ...

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Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna (29-1-1, ...

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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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Results from Central Point, Oregon

Report and photos by Ricardo Ibarra

Cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (14-0, 7 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact on Saturday night, taking a six round unanimous decision win over tough journeyman Mike “Concrete” Bissett (10-9, 7 KOs) in front of a loudly supportive hometown crowd at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point, Oregon. Headlining White Delight Promotions’ “Rogue Valley Rumble 4” card, Wilson overcame an early assault from the experienced fighter from St. Petersburg, Florida to win every round on all three judges’ scorecards.

Bissett, who aside from having eighteen professional bouts under his belt also had extensive amateur career, pressed the action early in the first round, forcing a fast pace with crafty offense in close. Wilson responded to the early assault by stepping up his output and retaliating with hard left hooks and right hands down the middle The action was brisk in the first two minutes of the round with both fighters connecting in the pocket, but by the end of the round Wilson had found a rhythm with one-twos and right hand counters as Bissett stepped in. (more…)



May 22nd, 2016

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Farmer triumphs in Virginia

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Fort Valley, VA welterweight Andrew “The Doo Man” Farmer made a successful return to boxing with an eight-round unanimous decision over durable veteran Joseph “Trouble” Figueroa of the Bronx, NY. Farmer was in complete control of the contest throughout the contest as Figueroa was a punching bag with feet. Farmer knocked Figueroa down with a right hand in the fourth round and went on to the shutout victory in his first bout since a fourth-round TKO loss to Danny O’Connor in October of 2014. Farmer is now 19-3, seven KO’s while Figueroa falls to 11-59-5, three KO’s. (more…)



May 22nd, 2016


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Hernandez: This fight changes everything for me

Middleweight Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (12-4-1, 4 KOs) pulled off the biggest boxing upset of the year so far when he surprisingly dominated heavy favorite and WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 rated Arif Magomedov on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “This fight changes everything for me,” Hernandez said after the fight. “He’s very good and deserves all of the accolades he’s received but I now have my head on straight and I’m focused. My jab was very important tonight. He’s very strong but I wanted to fight him inside because I knew he couldn’t take it from me. I was very prepared. I think I may have broken my ankle in the fourth round but I kept going. I wanted to finish him, get the knockout, but he’s a very tough fighter. He has heart and showed why he has all of those accolades.”

Making Hernandez’ feat even more amazing is that four weeks ago he was preparing to fight as A CRUISERWEIGHT! He lost 40 pounds to make weight for this fight.



May 22nd, 2016

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Mistaken identity

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions


Born one minute apart, the identical Charlo twins have grown accustomed to being mistaken for each other. On Saturday night after defending his world title against Austin Trout, IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was being interviewed by Showtime’s Jim Gray when he turned to someone off camera and said “Who is this guy? Back off me brother!” An arm was seen pushing Charlo backward and a bit of a ruckus ensued.

It turned out to be mandatory challenger Charles Hatley, who entered the ring with his promoter Don King. Only one problem. Hatley is mandatory challenger for Jermall’s twin brother Jermell Charlo, who won the WBC title of the same division in the previous bout.



May 22nd, 2016


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Briggs, Haye post-fight presser comments

Former heavyweight champions Shannon Briggs and David Haye spoke to the media about their quick wins on Saturday night in London. They are expected to face off in September.

Briggs said he’s going to look for a flat in London and that he has a “handshake preliminary contract” to face David Haye in September. As for his assessment of Haye’s performance, Briggs stated, “In the ring he sucks, excuse my language. He’s a pie so I’m not impressed. I just want to run over him…”

Haye stated that he was “very satisfied” with his performance against Arnold Gjergjaj. As for his proposed showdown with Briggs, Haye said, “Other than the heavyweight champions, I can’t think of a bigger fight than myself and Shannon Briggs…I’ll be ready to fight in September. I don’t think I need to drag it out.”



May 22nd, 2016

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Upset: Hernandez defeats WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 middleweight Magomedov

Photos: Manny Murillo/RJJ Boxing Promotions

In a huge upset, unheralded Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (12-4-1, 3 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 and IBF #14 rated Arif “The Predator” Magomedov (17-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) title on Saturday night at the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) in Las Vegas. A sluggish Magomedov repeatedly ate Hernandez’ jab over a majority of the rounds, and Hernandez floored Magomedov in round ten to put the finishing touches on the shocker. Scores were 100-89, 100-89, 98-91.

Unbeaten super welterweight NABA-USA beltholder John “The Phenom” Vera (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Joey “Boxer” Ruelas (10-2-1, 4 KOs). Referee Jay Nady waved if off after a series of unanswered punches. Time was 1:17.

17-year-old lightweight Devin “The Dream” Haney (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped 28-year-old Jairo Fernandez (4-1, 3 KOs) in round four. A barrage of punches droped Fernandez, prompting referee Jay Nady to stop it at 1:34.

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May 22nd, 2016

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Beltran KOs Najera in two

Photos: Ruben Cortez/Top Rank

Popular lightweight brawler Ray Beltran (30-7, 18 KOs) kept his world title aspirations alive with a spectacular second round KO over Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-3 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. The first round was a toe-to-toe war. In round two, Beltran rocked Najera, then blasted him to the deck with a brutal series of left hooks. Time was 2:58.

Unbeaten welterweight Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (22-0, 14 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Claudinei Lacerda (17-15-1, 12 KOs). Saucedo dropped Lacerda with a left hook in round four and teed off on him in round five. Lacerda, however, showed world class whiskers in absorbing Saucedo’s big punches for the full eight. Scores were 79-72, 80-71, 79-72. Photos



May 21st, 2016

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Lara outpoints Martirosyan, Charlo Twins make history with victories

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

In a rematch of their November 2012 technical draw, WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (22-2-2, 13 KOs) outboxed former U.S. Olympian Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday night on Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Lara’s mobility and skills prevailed over Martirosyan’s power and aggression. Vanes was deducted a point in round eleven by referee Vic Drakulich for a low blow. Scores were 115-112, 116-111, 116-111.

Earlier, Jermall Charlo and Jermell Charlo became the first twin brothers to hold world titles at the same time in the same weight class.

Reigning IBF junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA champion Austin Trout (30-3, 17 KOs). Charlo often beat Trout to the punch and he landed the harder shots. The crafty Trout also had his moments, but in the end scores were 115-113, 116-112, 116-112.

In a clash for the vacant WBC super welterweight world title, undefeated Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over John Jackson (20-3, 15 KOs), son of ring great Julian “The Hawk” Jackson. A massive Charlo hook left Jackson draped over the ropes and out of it prompting the stoppage. Time was :51. photos



May 21st, 2016

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WBA champ Shumenov stops Wright in ten

Photo: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

WBA “regular” cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs) overcame a fifth round knockdown to score a tenth round TKO over upset-minded Junior Wright (15-2-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Wright dropped Shumenov in round five and had him in trouble in round six. Shumenov came back to floor Wright in round eight and got the win when Wright was unable to continue. Next up for Shumenov is a WBA-mandated clash against Denis Lebedev, who unified the WBA (super) and IBF belts against Victor Emilio Ramirez several hours ago.

Fighting once again as a heavyweight, BJ Flores (32-2-1, 20 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Roberto Santos (12-4, 5 KOs). Scores were 60-54 across the board for Flores, who handed Santos his fourth straight loss.



May 21st, 2016

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Briggs blows out Zarate, Haye obliterates Gjergjaj

As expected, former world champions Shannon Briggs and David Haye blew out overmatched opponents on Saturday night in London’s O2 Arena to set up a September grudge showdown.

Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) quickly destroyed late sub Emilio Zarate (20-17-3, 11 KOs) in round one. He bum-rushed Zarate and had him on the deck with a body shot 35 seconds in. Briggs walked right through whatever little resistance Zarate had and finished him with a punishing left hook to the body at 2:22. It was the 36th first round knockout of Briggs’ career.

Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) annihilated previously unbeaten Arnold Gjergjaj (29-1, 21 KOs) in two rounds. Haye dropped Gjergjaj in the first 35 seconds. Gjergjaj offered little in the way of offense for the rest of the round and Haye put him down again with a punch at the bell, which wasn’t counted as a knockdown. Haye then dropped Gjergjaj in round two with a jab and then put him down for a fourth time with a barrage of unanswered punches, prompting referee Terry O’Connor to wave it off. Time was 1:35. (more…)



May 21st, 2016

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Lebedev destroys Ramirez in two, unifies WBA and IBF cruiserweight titles

By Karl Freitag

In a cruiserweight unification clash, WBA world champion Denis Lebedev (29-1, 22 KOs) scored a spectacular second round TKO over IBF champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (22-3-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia. Lebedev dropped Ramirez in round two, then teed off on him until referee Steve Smoger stopped it. Time was 1:57.

Cruiserweight KO Arist Dmitry Kudryashov (19-1, 19 KOs) rebounded from his first career loss with a fourth round TKO over Julio Cesar dos Santos (30-6, 27 KOs). Kudryashov dropped dos Santos in rounds two and four. Dos Santos’ corner pulled their man out after the second knockdown. Time was 1:48.

In a clash between unbeaten, big punching light heavyweights, Dmitry Bivol (7-0, 6 KOs) systematically broke down WBA interim world champion Felix Valera (13-1, 12 KOs) en route to a one-sided unanimous decision. Bivol dropped Valera in round six, then hammered him. Bivol battered Valera to the deck again in round eight. Despite a bad cut and heavy punishment, Valera stayed in there to the end. Scores were 119-107, 119-107, 116-111. (more…)



May 21st, 2016

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Weights from Central Point, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

Mike Wilson 191 vs. Mike Bissett 194.5
Marcelo Gallardo 132 vs. Juan Jaramillo 130
Rafael Valencia 161.5 vs. Cameron Sevilla-Rivera 166
Ricardo Maldonado 139 vs. Will Hughes 142
Blake McKerrin 194 vs. Justin Milani 193
Patrick Ferguson 203.5 vs. Dyron “DJ” Dorsey 203

Promoter: White Delight Promotions
Venue: Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Oregon



May 21st, 2016

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Parker defeats Takam in IBF eliminator

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

In an IBF heavyweight eliminator, IBF #4 Joseph Parker (19-0, 16 KOs) won a clear twelve round unanimous decision over IBF #3 Carlos Takam (33-3-1, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City, New Zealand. In round one, Parker mostly jabbed, while Takam connected with a few power shots, which Parker took well. The action heated up in round two as both fighters looked to land something big. Parker controlled the next few rounds, but Takam battered Parker in round five. Parker did some good work in round six, but Takam closed the round stronger. Takam not working for three minutes, round seven for Parker. Takam brought the pressure in round eight. Parker launched a barrage of punches looking to get the stop, but Takam took it and fired back. Slow round nine, then Takam came on late to win it. Takam took round ten off and round eleven was slow paced also. Takam tried to rally in round twelve, but Parker was up to the task. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 115-113. In by far his biggest test, Parker showed he belongs in the heavyweight championship mix.

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May 21st, 2016

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Roman retains NABA super bantam title

WBA #14 super bantamweight Danny Roman (19-2-1, 7 KOs) retained his NABA belt with a fifth round KO against Christian Esquivel (28-10, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. “I mentioned in my pre-fight interviews that I was going to teach Esquivel a lesson for not making weight,” said Roman, referring to Esquivel coming in six ounces over the 122-pound limit. “I think he got the message early and often.”

In the co-feature, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Taras Shelestyuk (14-0, 9 KOs) was victorious when Erick Martinez (11-5-1, 5 KOs) didn’t come out for round four.



May 21st, 2016

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Garcia aims to end Nietes’ domination of Mexicans

Light flyweight Raul “Rayito” Garcia (38-3-1, 23 KOs) is looking to end the reign of terror by “Mexican Destroyer” Donnie Nietes (37-1-4, 21 KOs) on May 28 in Bacolod City, Philippines. In his career, WBO light flyweight world champion Nietes is 14-0-1 against Mexican boxers (with the draw avenged by KO). He counts among his victims Francisco ‘Chihuas’ Rodriguez, Moises ‘Moi’ Fuentes, Sammy Gutierrez, Gilberto Parra, Mario Rodriguez, Manuel Vargas, Carlos Velarde, Jesus Silvestre, Juan Alejo and Ramon Garcia Hirales (Raul’s brother). According to his promoter Zanfer, “Rayito,” a former world champion himself, is sure he’ll surprise Nietes and end the Aztec losing streak.



May 21st, 2016

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Geale: Green and Mundine will not fight me

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale updates Fightnews.com® on how negotiations for possible catch weight bout with former IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green and a rubber match fight with former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine have transpired. Geale also talks about his amateur and professional career and his June 24 IBO super middleweight challenge against Renold Quinlan.



May 21st, 2016

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De Vaca halts Molina, Valdivia vaporizes Munguia

By Kurt Freitag

In the eight round main event, unbeaten super bantamweight Francisco C. De Vaca (15-0, 5 KOs) scored an eighth round technical knockout over Gustavo Molina (22-12, 9 KOs) in a clash for the NABF “Junior” title on Friday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. In round four De Vaca unleashed flurries of punches on the intrepid Molina who weathered the storm. The two fighters continued to trade punches until round eight. In the last round, De Vaca finally wore down Molina scoring a knockdown. Molina recovered from the knockdown but was greeted by even more combos from De Vaca, causing the referee to stop the fight. The time was 2:49.

In the co-main event, unbeaten super welterweight “El Chapulin” Daniel Valdivia (11-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round technical knockout over Miguel Munguia (31-34-1, 25 KOs). Valdivia dominated the fight against the outclassed Munguia. Valdivia knocked down Munguia twice in the first round with a series of devastating combos, the second time the referee stopped the bout. Time was 2:06. (more…)



May 21st, 2016

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Robles stops Cuevas Jr. in four

Unbeaten super lightweight Emmanuel Robles (15-0-1, 5 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. (17-16-1, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the outdoor Casino Del Sol AVA Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona. Robles dropped Cuevas in round three and got a stoppage from referee Tony Zaino after a barrage of punches in round four. Time was :25. Cuevas is the son of former WBA welterweight world champion Pipino Cuevas.

Robles-Cuevas was elevated to main event status after the originally scheduled main event between super bantamweights Hanzel Martinez and Prosper Ankrah was cancelled when Martinez was injured in a traffic accident on Wednesday. (more…)



May 20th, 2016

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Gomez edges Sosa, Hovhannisyan-Maldonado draw

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In the main event from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez outhustled John Karl Sosa to capture the vacant IBF North American welterweight title by ten round unanimous decision 96-94, 96-94, and a much too wide 98-92. Gomez, (19-1, 11 KOs), a Golden Boy Promotions prospect returning to the ring after a 13-month layoff, started slow as Sosa, (13-2, 6 KOs), relied on a consistent left jab, right hand attack to control the first two rounds. Gomez started to work the body more as the fight progressed, and really shined in rounds four through six, with those body shots starting combinations that worked both Sosa’s body and head. Over the final rounds both fighters were visibly tired as the action slowed, with Gomez’s combinations reduced to showy arm punching but Sosa too tired to accurately land his straight left hand, right hand combinations with any consequence.

Returning from nearly a two-year layoff, Art Hovhannisyan, (17-2-3, 9 KOs), fought well enough to win but had to settle for a split decision draw against Fidel Maldonado, (21-3-1, 18 KOs), in a ten round lightweight bout that served as the evening’s co-main event. The judges scored the bout 96-92 for Hovhannisyan, 95-93 for Maldonado, and 94-94. From the opening bell Hovhannisyan couldn’t miss with his straight right hand, and although Maldonado’s busier workrate kept the fight even early, once Maldonado slowed down Hovhannisyan seemed to clearly pull away, punctuating every round with those straight right hands that Maldonado was unable to defend against. Maldonado was able to drop Hovhannisyan in round eight with a left hand but lost the point advantage with a deduction for a low blow in round nine. Hovhannisyan really seemed in control over the final round but apparently not enough to persuade two of the judges, settling for the unsatisfying draw. (more…)



May 20th, 2016

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CBSSN “Knockout at the D” Weights

Middleweights Arif “The Predator” Magomedov (17-0, 10 KOs) and Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (11-4-1, 3 KOs) both weighed in at 160 pounds for Saturday’s clash for the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) title at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). The ten-rounder will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

Other weights:
John Vera 154 vs. Joey Ruelas 153
Devin Haney 133 vs. Jairo Vargas 130.5
Tony Lopez 122 vs. Jerren Cochran 122
Jeremy Nichols 147 vs. Julio Santos 147



May 20th, 2016

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WBA cruiserweight tournament kicks off

The WBA has three cruiserweight world championship fights on tap for this weekend, but there is some method to the madness. This kicks off the first round of a tournament designed to crown one WBA cruiserweight champion. A similar tournament is taking place in the heavyweight division.

Tonight unbeaten cruiserweight Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs) scored a sensational tenth round TKO over Youri Kalenga (23-2, 15 KOs) to claim the WBA “interim” world cruiserweight title. On Saturday in Moscow, WBA “super” champion Denis Lebedev faces IBF champ Victor Emilio Ramirez a unification clash, while in Las Vegas it’s Belbut Shumenov against Junior Wright for the WBA “regular” cruiserweight title.

The Lebedev-Ramirez winner must face the Shumenov-Wright winner within 120 days, then move on to a clash with Dorticos for undisputed recognition.

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May 20th, 2016

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Lara, Vanes, Charlos, Trout, Jackson, Shumenov and Wright all make weight

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

All eight fighters made weight for their world title clashes on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Erislandy Lara 153.5 vs. Vanes Martirosyan 153.75
(WBA super welterweight title)

Jermall Charlo 153 vs. Austin Trout 154
(IBF jr middleweight title)

Jermell Charlo 153.25 vs. John Jackson 153.5
(WBC super welterweight title)

Beibut Shumenov 199 vs. Junior Wright 199.5
(WBA cruiserweight title)

More Weights:
BJ Flores 224.5 vs. Roberto Santos 217.2
Lanell Bellows 169 vs. Scott Sigmon 169.4
Tra-Kwon Pettis 136 vs. Carlos Rodriguez 137.8

Venue: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Showtime

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May 20th, 2016

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Dorticos stops Kalenga in ten to win WBA interim cruiserweight title

By Karl Freitag

In a spectacular fight, unbeaten cruiserweight Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Youri Kayembre Kalenga (23-2, 15 KOs) to claim the WBA interim world title on Friday night at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. Dorticos dropped Kalenga hard with a huge uppercut in round two, but Kalenga fought back gamely despite taking more big shots. After that, both fighters traded big punches for several rounds. Kalenga started to come on and seemed to be taking over. Dorticos was deducted a point for hitting after the bell in round eight. The end came abruptly in round ten when Dorticos rocked Kalenga and got a referee’s stoppage after dealing out more punishment. Great heart shown by both fighters. Fights like this are why we love boxing.

In the co-feature, unbeaten cruiserweight Arsen Goulamirian (17-0, 10 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over Andrey Knyazev (13-3, 7 KOs) in a clash for the WBA Continental title.



May 20th, 2016

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UniMas Weights from Laredo, Texas

Photos: Rubén Cortéz / Top Rank

Ray Beltran 137 vs. Ivan Najera 138
Alex Saucedo 142.2 vs. Claudinei Lacerdo 142.6
Even Torres 155 vs. Daniel Baiz 152
Jorge Castaneda 131 vs. Jeremy Longoria 129.6
Arturo Marquez 146.4 vs. Jesus Rodriguez 148.4
Joshua Juarez 178.4 vs. Derrick Beroit 177.4

Venue: Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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May 20th, 2016

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Crespin defeats Ruiz in Rochester, NY

By Bob Caico at ringside

Pretty Girl Promotions presented a six-fight boxing show on Thursday night at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY. In the main event, middleweight Arturo “El Toro” Crespin (13-6-1, 4 KOs) of Las Vegas, NM, hammered out an eight round majority decision over Renan “Grim Reaper” Ruiz (7-2-1, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn. Any thoughts of this fight becoming a tactical battle ended right after the opening bell. Fast, furious and mean intention punches were thrown from all angles that led to some exciting exchanges. The pace slowed slightly in the following rounds but the bombs kept on coming. Both boxers had redness around their eyes as left and right hooks were the norm of the contest. Crespin’s punches seemed to have the better effect than his opponent’s hooks and overhand power shots. After eight exciting rounds the judges awarded Crespin’s aggressiveness with a majority decision by scores of 78-74, 77-75 and 76-76. (more…)



May 20th, 2016

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Undefeated Taras Shelestyuk ready for Erick Martinez

Photo: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing

Tonight at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, undefeated welterweight and 2012 Olympic Bronze medal winner, Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk, will be back in action as he takes on Erick Martinez in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBA International title.

At Thursday’s weigh in, Shelestyuk was 147 pounds and Martinez was 145.7.

Shelestyuk of Ukraine has a record of 13-0 with eight knockouts and is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision over Aslanbek Kozaev on November 6 in a nationally televised bout on ShoBox: The New Generation. (more…)



May 20th, 2016

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Lebedev, Ramirez make weight for cruiserweight unification clash

Denis Lebedev 198.7 vs. Victor Emilio Ramirez 198.6
(WBA/IBF cruiserweight title unification)

Felix Valera 174.6 vs. Dmitry Bivol 174.25
(WBA interim light heavyweight title)

Umar Salamov 174.6 vs. Bob Ajisafe 174.5
(IBO light heavyweight title)

Dmitry Kudryashov 201.6 vs. Julio Cesar Dos Santos 197.75
Rakhim Chakhkiev 198.5 vs. Tamas Lodi 198.5

Venue: Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia
Promoter: World Boxing



May 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Another new opponent for Briggs

Jakov Gospic is out, Emilio Zarate is in as Shannon Briggs’ opponent on Saturday night at London’s O2 Arena. Briggs’ original opponent was announced as former #1 contender Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs), who was replaced midweek by Jakov Gospic (17-14, 12 KOs), who is now replaced by Zarate (20-16-3, 11 KOs).

Briggs weighed in at 250, Zarate will weigh in later.

Former world champion David Haye weighed 224 for his bout against Arnold Gjergjaj, who weighed 237

Venue: O2 Arena, London, England
Promoter: Hayemaker Promotions
TV: Dave (UK)



May 20th, 2016

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2016 IBF convention preview

By Boxing Bob Newman

As the 33rd annual IBF convention nears its commencement next Monday, May 23rd, in Beijing, China, the federation’s board of directors and staff have arrived ahead of schedule to make final preparations. The historic IBF convention will be held at the host NUO Hotel in Beijing’s Chaoyang district. IBF champs past and present such as Mike Tyson, Roy Jones,Jr., Cecilia Braekhus, Amnat Ruenroeng, Johnriel Casimero, Katsunari Takayama, Philip Holiday are among those expected to be present during the convention. (more…)



May 20th, 2016

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WBO champ talks about Vegas title tripleheader

Three of the four major 154lb world titles (WBA, IBF and WBC) are on the line Saturday in Las Vegas. The one that isn’t is the WBO title, which is held by Liam “Beefy” Smith. Smith won’t be at ringside as he’s in the UK preparing to defend against Predrag Radosevic on June 4, but he’ll be watching on BoxNation. Here’s the 27-year-old “Beefy’s” take on the fights:

Jermall Charlo vs. Austin Trout: I think the Charlo vs. Trout fight is probably the most interesting one out of the three. Trout’s a good fighter and a former world champion himself. To be honest I’d love to take on the winner of that fight. There was talk of me and Trout as my mandatory and it’s a fight that could definitely still be made if he wins. I pick Charlo to win on points in a close fight. (more…)



May 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Biggest favorite of the weekend? Shannon Briggs

Heavyweights, cruiserweights and super welterweights take center stage this weekend.

Odds have finally been established for Saturday’s fight in London between former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs and late sub Jakov Gospic. Briggs is a whopping 200:1 favorite at some books. If risking $20,000 to win $100 isn’t appealing, there’s always the main event with former heavyweight champion David Haye a 100:1 favorite over Arnold Gjergjaj. If both Briggs and Haye are victorious as expected, they are expected to collide in September.

In another important heavyweight bout taking place in New Zealand, unbeaten Joseph Parker is -450 to beat Carlos Takam +333 in an IBF world title eliminator.

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In cruiserweight action, there are a number of major fights this weekend. Today in Paris, Yunier Dorticos is a narrow -125 favorite over Youri Kalenga +100 in a clash for the vacant WBA regular title.

On Saturday in Moscow, WBA super champion Denis Lebedev is a -1200 favorite over IBF champ Victor Emilio Ramirez +650 in a unification clash. Other cruiser contenders on the card include Dmitry Kudryashov -2000 vs. Julio Cesar Dos Santos +800 and Rakhim Chakhkiev is -5000 to beat Tamas Lodi +1400.

Also on Saturday in Las Vegas, WBA interim cruiserweight champion Belbut Shumenov is a -2000 pick to keep his belt against Junior Wright +900.

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The card in Las Vegas also features a 154lb world title tripleheader with the WBA, IBF and WBC flavors of those belts on offer in separate bouts.

WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara is a -900 favorite to beat Vanes Martirosyan +550 in their rematch. IBF junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo is -450 to beat former champion Austin Trout +333, and Jermell Charlo is a -1000 pick to beat John Jackson +600.



May 20th, 2016

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May 20th, 2016

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Weights from Phoenix, AZ

Francisco C. De Vaca 121.5 vs. Gustavo Molina 121.9
Daniel Valdivia 154.5 vs. Miguel Munguia 158.6
Abel Ramos 142.5 vs. Dario Ferman 142.9
Nate Gallimore 156.2 vs. Hector Mercado 157.4
Ivan De La Madrid 135.1 vs. David Courtney 134.3
Luis Espinoza 113.2 vs. Jonathan Ramos 106.1
Daron Williams 120.2 vs. Sergio Najera 123
Jose Marruffo 148.7 vs. Arturo Brambila 145.4
Jose Rodriguez, Jr. 129 vs. Luis Gerardo Avila 133.2
Joshua Greer 122.1 vs. Raymond Chacon 121.9
Daniel Garcia 154 vs. Michael Williamson 153.5

Venue: Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Iron Boy



May 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from New Zealand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

Joseph Parker 234 vs. Carlos Takam 241
(IBF heavyweight eliminator)

Venue: Vodaphone Event Center, Manukau City, New Zealand
Promoter: Duco Events

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May 20th, 2016

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Abraham comeback opponent named

‘King’ Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KOs) faces Scandinavian star Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-1, 8 KOs) on July 16 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. Abraham returns for the first time following his defeat to Gilberto Ramirez, and the former three-time World Champion is eager to get back on the world title trail starting with a victory against the 23-year-old Norwegian.

“My goal is to become World Champion again and I will not let anyone stand in my way,” said Abraham. “Tim-Robin Lihaug is a good, young fighter but he will learn the hard way what it takes to make it to the top. I never underestimate any of my opponents and I will prepare myself to be in top shape. I want to put the disappointment of losing to Ramirez behind me and prove I still have more to give. I’m looking to the future now and that starts with a good win on July 16.”



May 20th, 2016


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