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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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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DiBella inks WBA #3 welter Lejarraga

DiBella Entertainment announced that it has signed unbeaten Spanish welterweight contender Kerman “Revolver” Lejarraga (20-0, 16 KOs) to a co-promotional agreement with MGZ Promotions, based in Spain. From Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain, the 25-year-old Lejarraga is an aggressive, hard-hitting fighter with a crowd-pleasing style, ranked #3 by the WBA and #19 by the WBC. Having fought exclusively in Spain thus far, Lejarraga will make his United States debut later in 2017.

DiBella Entertainment announced that it has signed unbeaten Spanish welterweight contender Kerman “Revolver” Lejarraga (20-0, 16 KOs) to a co-promotional …


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Upset: Dave Brophy stops #5 super middle Zac Dunn

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

In a shock upset, Scotland’s Dave Brophy (19-1-1, 3 KOs) stopped world rated super middleweight Zac Dunn (23-1, 18 KOs) in round seven to capture the Commonwealth title on Friday at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia. Brophy hurt Dunn with body shots continually throughout the contest and dropped the Australian with a left rip to body in round seven and the referee crowned Brophy after Dunn was in no condition to continue.

The previously unbeaten Dunn entered the ring rated #5 at super middleweight by the WBC, IBF and WBO.

Promoter of Friday’s Commonwealth title bout is former IBF 130 pound champion Barry Michael

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing In a shock upset, Scotland’s Dave Brophy (19-1-1, 3 KOs) stopped world rated …



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Golovkin, Jacobs, Gonzalez, Srisaket make weight

Videos: Przemek Garczarczyk

Gennady Golovkin 159.6 vs. Daniel Jacobs 159.8
(WBA, WBC IBF world middleweight titles)

Chocolatito Gonzalez 114.6 vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 114
(WBC world super flyweight title)

Carlos Cuadras 115.6 vs. David Carmona 115.8
Ryan Martin 134.6 vs. Bryant Cruz 135

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Promoter: K2
TV: PPV

Videos: Przemek Garczarczyk Gennady Golovkin 159.6 vs. Daniel Jacobs 159.8 (WBA, WBC IBF world middleweight titles) Chocolatito Gonzalez 114.6 vs. …


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Conlan Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Debut

By Miguel Maravilla

Two-time Irish Olympian super bantamweight Michael Conlan of Belfast, Ireland is ready to make his professional debut as he will step into the ring to take on Tim Ibarra (4-4, 2 KOs) of Colorado, tonight in The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Conlan will headline the Solo Boxeo on UniMas telecast on St. Patricks Day.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Fightnews.com caught up with Conlan during training camp as he talked about his amateur career and upcoming debut. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Two-time Irish Olympian super bantamweight Michael Conlan of Belfast, Ireland is ready to make his professional debut …




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“Hurricane” televised on Telemundo tonight

Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (10-0, 7 KOs) of Tampa, Florida will fight for his first title as a professional tonight versus Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-1, 11 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with a major WBO regional welterweight title on the line. The site of the event will be the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Tuto Zabala’s All Star Boxing, Inc. will promote the event.

The 22-year-old Valentin is on the cusp of breaking into the world rankings with a win tonight. Some think he may be the next world champion to emerge from the Tampa Bay area. (more…)

Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (10-0, 7 KOs) of Tampa, Florida will fight for his first title as …


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“Shamrock Showdown” at Mountaineer Saturday

Live professional boxing returns to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV this Saturday with “Shamrock Showdown” presented by Made Men Promotions. The card includes Middleweights Joey “The Hitman” Holt (6-0, 5 KOs) vs. Damien Hill, Super Welterweights Justin “The Hawk” Steave (5-0, 3 KOs) vs. Carlos Pena, Super Lightweights Matt “Sweet Child” Conway (7-0, 4 KOs) vs. Isaac Johnson, Super Middleweights Junior Younan (10-0, 8 KOs) vs. Victor “The Spartan” Darocha, and Heavyweights Michael “Bad Dream” Ream (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Jon Hill. In the evening’s “Special Attraction Bout”, it’s the “Clash of the Titans” when 6’5″ Heavyweight behemoths Darmani “Rock Solid” Rock (7-0, 5 K0s) collides with Jon “The Dark Knight” Bolden. More bouts to be announced. First bell 7:00 PM. Tickets call 724-513-1416.

Live professional boxing returns to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV this Saturday with “Shamrock Showdown” presented by …


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Brewer headlines in Erie Saturday night

Bizzarro Promotions has put together an exciting night of boxing featuring some the rising stars in the region at the Bayfront Convention Center on Saturday. Headlining the show will be a six-round welterweight attraction featuring Prenice “Greatness” Brewer (18-4-1, 7 KOs) as he takes on Mexican veteran Ulises “El Cerillo” Jimenez (21-21-1, 15 KOs). The co-feature of the evening will be a six-round contest featuring highly touted lightweight prospect Thomas “Gunna Man” Mattice (7-0, 5 KOs) versus thirty-five fight veteran Guillermo Sanchez (15-19-1, 6 KOs). (more…)

Bizzarro Promotions has put together an exciting night of boxing featuring some the rising stars in the region at the …


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Telemundo Weights from Tampa

“Hurricane” Sammy Valentin 145.6 vs. Jesús “Carambolas” Alvarez 145.6.
(WBO Latino title)

Gabino Cota 135.8 vs. Aidar Sharbayev 135.2
Connor Coyle 159 vs. Daruma Almenarez 158
John Cooley 121 vs. Emilio Rivera 120.2
Mark Reyes 146.6 vs. Emmanuel Roman 144.4
Luis Rivera 113.2 vs. Christian Santos 112.2
Viktor Kulalovski 153.8 vs. Juan Aguirre 155.8

Venue: A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

“Hurricane” Sammy Valentin 145.6 vs. Jesús “Carambolas” Alvarez 145.6. (WBO Latino title) Gabino Cota 135.8 vs. Aidar Sharbayev 135.2 Connor …



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Ex-middle champ Rodrigo Valdes passes

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBC and WBA middleweight champion Rodrigo Valdes sadly passed away at the age of 70 years on Wednesday from a massive heart attack. Valdes captured the WBC middleweight title be outpointing Bennie Briscoe in Monaco on May 25, 1974 and successfully defended against four times before Carlos Monzon outpointed him over fifteen rounds in Monaco on June 26, 1976. (Valdes brother was killed in a bar fight in Colombia shortly before the fight.)

Monzon also won a rematch on July 30, 1977 in Monaco. Valdes captured the vacant WBC and WBA middleweight crowns by defeating Bennie Briscoe by fifteen round decision in Italy on November 5, 1977. Hugo Corro defeated Valdes in Italy to capture the belts in 1978, then beat him again seven months later. Valdes ended his career with a record of 68-8-2 with 43 KOs.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBC and WBA middleweight champion Rodrigo Valdes sadly passed away at the …


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Bounce Weights from Reading, PA

Travis Kauffman 230.5 vs. Amir Mansour 224.2
Kermit Cintron 146.8 vs. David Grayton 146
Chordale Booker 154.7 vs. Moshea Aleem 152.4
Steve Cunningham 205 vs. Felipe Romero 202
Chris Colbert 130.7 vs. Wilfredo Garriga 130.6
Erik Spring 152 vs. Jeremiah Wiggins 152.8
Nick Valliere 156.7 vs. Nicholas Hernandez 157.8
Kashon Hutchinson 140.8 vs. Darius Ervin 141.7
Jesus Perez 141 vs. Totos Matthew Gosalves 139
Matthew Quirindongo 125.9 vs. Weusi Johnson 124

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Santander Arena
1st Bell: 6:30 PM
TV: PBC on Bounce 9:00 PM ET / 6 PT

Travis Kauffman 230.5 vs. Amir Mansour 224.2 Kermit Cintron 146.8 vs. David Grayton 146 Chordale Booker 154.7 vs. Moshea Aleem …


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Weights from Sacramento, CA

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Ryan Bourland 179 vs. Alfredo Contreras 179
Gilberto Rubio 175 vs. Mike Guy 167
Ignacio Zambrano 205 vs. Dyron Dorsey 196
Jerhed Fenderson 179 vs. Marcos Delgato 178.5
Luis Lizarraga 143.5 vs. Phillip Percy 144

Venue: Double Tree Hotel.
Date: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17.
Promoter: Nasser Niavaroni.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Ryan Bourland 179 vs. Alfredo Contreras 179 Gilberto Rubio 175 vs. Mike Guy 167 Ignacio …


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Golovkin’s response to fighting McGregor: I’m a true boxer, not a showman

By Przemek Garczarczyk

World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s very firm response when I asked him if he would fight MMA star Conor McGregor.

You would fight him, no problem?

Gennady Golovkin: “I have problem. No kids. No animals. No women. Only boxing, because I’m a boxer. True boxer. I’m not a showman. I respect my sport. I’m a very serious guy. Seriously, you want to watch true fight? Please, you are welcome Saturday night. Not sideshow. Not funny show. Old school.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s very firm response when I asked him if he would fight MMA …



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UniMas Weights from NYC

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Michael Conlan 122.8 vs. Tim Ibarra 123
Alex Saucedo 141 vs. Johnny Garcia 142.2
Robson Conceicao 131 vs. Aaron Hollis 129.2
Jose Gonzalez 123.8 vs. Jhovany Collado 125
Ben Garcia 140 vs. Alexander Picot 137.2
Teofimo Lopez 135 vs. Daniel Bastien 133.2
Larry Fryers 146.4 vs. Gabriel Solario 147

Venue: Madison Square Garden Theater, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

By Przemek Garczarczyk Michael Conlan 122.8 vs. Tim Ibarra 123 Alex Saucedo 141 vs. Johnny Garcia 142.2 Robson Conceicao 131 …


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Chocolatito-Srisaket Face Off

On Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden a press conference was held for the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard fighters featured on the Golovkin-Jacobs PPV at MSG.

Photo: Ed Mulholland/K2 Promotions

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez: I know it’s going to be a difficult fight but this is the best preparation I’ve had. I’m ready to put on a great performance.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: This fight is for the history of Thailand and I’ve come here to win and I will get the victory for the people of Thailand.

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Carlos Cuadras: I’m visiting New York City for the first time, I’m very happy to be here but it’s a little too cold for me…I hope Carmona is ready, I came very prepared. I hope Rungvisai is ready and I look forward to a rematch with Roman and I hope you win…I am strong, I am fast and I am very, very handsome.

On Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden a press conference was held for the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard fighters featured on …


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Top Rank inks Olympic welter gold winner

Top Rank announced today the signing of 2016 Olympic light welterweight gold medalist Fazliddin “Fayzi” Gaibnazarov to an exclusive long-term promotional agreement. Gaibnazarov, shrugging off significant height and reach disadvantages, stunned skillful Cuban-born opponent Lorenzo Sotomayor to pull off the upset, winning the gold via split decision. Gaibnazarov is the seventh 2016 Olympian to join the Top Rank stable, which includes fellow gold medal champion Robson Conceicao, silver medalist Shakur Stevenson, and top amateurs Michael Conlan, Teofimo Lopez, Antonio Vargas and Jeyvier Cintron. Managed by Egis Klimas, Gaibnazarov is expected to make his pro debut in an eight-round bout in the spring.

Top Rank announced today the signing of 2016 Olympic light welterweight gold medalist Fazliddin “Fayzi” Gaibnazarov to an exclusive long-term …


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Shakhnazaryan-Rivera and Sargsyan-Pavko make weight in Moscow, Russia

Aik Shakhnazaryan vs Al Rivera

vacant WBC Intl Superlightweight title:
Aik Shakhnazaryan (63,45kg/139,88lbs) vs Al Rivera (62,95kg/138,78lbs)

Referee: Massimo Barrovecchio (Italy). Judges: Guido Cavaleri (Italy), Daniel Van de Wiele (Belgium) and Esa Lethosaari (Finland).

vacant WBC Intl Silver Superlightweight title:
Manvel Sargsyan (62,95kg/138,78lbs) vs Evgeny Pavko (63,35kg/139,66lbs)

Referee: Guido Cavaleri (Italy). Judges: Massimo Barrovecchio (Italy), Daniel Van de Wiele (Belgium) and Esa Lethosaari (Finland).

WBC Vice President Mauro Betti of Italy will supervise this important double header.

The show is promoted by Aram Davtyan of Punch Boxing Promotions and will go ahead Friday at the KRC Arbat in Moscow,, Russia.

vacant WBC Intl Superlightweight title: Aik Shakhnazaryan (63,45kg/139,88lbs) vs Al Rivera (62,95kg/138,78lbs) Referee: Massimo Barrovecchio (Italy). Judges: Guido Cavaleri (Italy), …



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Abel Sanchez: Maybe “bad” GGG fight vs. Brook brought Jacobs to the table

By Przemek Garczarczyk

As usual, Abel Sanchez, the trainer for Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, was honest and straight forward before GGG’s big unification fight on Saturday at Madison Square Garden (HBO PPV). WBC, WBA (super), IBF middleweight champ Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) takes on WBA regular champion Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs).

“Gennady always tries to put on a show. For the fans, big drama show. Once he hurt (Kell Brook) in the first round, the threat disappeared for him. It was just another fight, He tried to prolong it as much as possible. He didn’t really fight like the normal Gennady. He made it a street fight – as he said he would, say 2-3 weeks before. Maybe it brought Jacobs to the table, maybe it will bring Saunders or Canelo and Oscar to table!”

By Przemek Garczarczyk As usual, Abel Sanchez, the trainer for Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, was honest and straight forward before GGG’s …


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GGG, Chocolatito are decisive betting favorites

WBC, WBA Super World, and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) is a -750 favorite to defeat WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday night in New York’s Madison Square Garden, live on HBO Pay per view. Jacobs backers can get +525.

The over-under is 7.5 rounds. “Over” is +130, “under” is -150.

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In the co-feature, WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) is a whopping -2500 to successfully defend his title against mandatory challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs), who is +1400.

WBC, WBA Super World, and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) is a -750 favorite to defeat …


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Kauffman-Mansour Final Presser

Heavyweights Travis Kauffman and Amir Mansour went face-to-face Wednesday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Friday at Santander Arena in Reading, PA. Here is what the fighters and their trainers had to say Thursday in Reading:

Photo: Premier Boxing Champions

Travis Kauffman: “This is a fight that has been building for a while. There will be fireworks in the ring on Friday night. I accepted this fight because of the caliber of fighter that Amir is. Come fight night, it is going to be a war. I made a lot of sacrifices for this fight. We have prepared for the best Mansour to show up in the ring. I can’t fall asleep for five seconds in this fight or else I can get stopped. I think that Amir is one of the most feared and avoided heavyweights in the world.”

Amir Mansour: “I got myself a bottle of anti-aging juice. I’m ready for this fight and excited to give the fans another show. I love boxing. I don’t fight bums. I love to make sparks fly every time I step in there. Everyone knows what they’re going to see on Friday night. This is a great opportunity for me as I continue my quest for the heavyweight championship of the world. Travis is a tough guy, and he has a scientist in his corner, but it won’t be enough on Friday. (more…)

Heavyweights Travis Kauffman and Amir Mansour went face-to-face Wednesday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Friday …


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Alvarez eyes upset on Telemundo Friday

Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez Alvarez (15-1, 11 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico looks to upset local undefeated prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (10-0, 7 KOs). The bout will take place at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Tuto Zabala’s All Star Boxing, Inc. will promote the event.

The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBO welterweight Latin title at stake and will close out the “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” spring season schedule. Alvarez is going into the hometown of Valentin, but is determined to leave with the title. (more…)

Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez Alvarez (15-1, 11 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico looks to upset local undefeated prospect “Hurricane” Sammy …


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Johnson-Coley clash Saturday in Tacoma

By Ricardo Ibarra

A compelling middleweight fight tops Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 110 this Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington as forty-five fight veteran Dashon Johnson (22-20-3, 7 KOs) squares off with Northern California prospect Aaron Coley (13-1-1, 6 KOs) in a fight between two skilled tacticians each hoping to rekindle some career momentum. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra A compelling middleweight fight tops Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 110 this Saturday at the …


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World rated Zac Dunn returns Friday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #5, WBC #5, WBO #5 168-pounder Zac Dunn (23-0, 18 KOs) will clash with England’s Dave Brophy (18-1-1, 2 KOs) over twelve rounds with the Commonwealth crown up for grabs on Friday at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia. Brophy, 26 years, suffered the only loss of his career when former world title challenger George Groves stopped him in four rounds at the 02 Arena in London in 2016.

Dunn, 26 years, is coming off a twelve round points victory over Englishman Liam Cameron in 2016 to capture the vacant Commonwealth crown. Dunn received USA exposure in 2015 when he defeated Derrick Findley in New York via ten round split decision when he was forced to climb off the canvas in round one on an ESPN televised show. Commentators Randy Gordon and former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney praised the Australian’s grit and determination.

Promoter of Friday’s Commonwealth title bout is former IBF 130 pound champion Barry Michael

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #5, WBC #5, WBO #5 168-pounder Zac Dunn (23-0, 18 KOs) will …


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Miranda-Diaz May 13 in Medellin

Boxing makes a quick return to Medellin, Colombia, on Saturday May 13th following a successful 2017 debut this past March 4th. The main event will feature Daniel “Macarron” Miranda (10-2, 7 KOs) of Panama versus local favorite Luis “Machete” Diaz (17-3-1, 10 KOs) of Colombia. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant WBA Fedbol super featherweight title on the line. The site of the event as the first will be the Coliseo Carlos Mauro Hoyos Jiménez. The show will be promoted by Andy Kim (AK Promotions) and Ramon Arellano (Arellano Boxing). The co-feature is to be unbeaten teen sensation Rene Tellez Giron (8-0, 4 KOs) of Mexico against an opponent to be announced. (more…)

Boxing makes a quick return to Medellin, Colombia, on Saturday May 13th following a successful 2017 debut this past March …


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Stevenson makes step-aside deal with mandatory challenger Alvarez

The WBC has received official communication from mandatory contender Eleider Alvarez advising that he entered into a step-aside agreement allowing WBC champion Adonis Stevenson to make a voluntary defense. Following is the letter received by the WBC which is self explanatory:

Dear Mr President,

By this email, I wish to confirm that the WBC Silver Light heavyweight champion, #1 and mandatory contender to WBC champion Adonis Stevenson, has voluntarily agreed to step aside from his privilege, to give the opportunity to Adonis Stevenson of making a voluntary title defense in is up and coming fight.

It is understood both fighters, Stevenson and his opponent, are going to confirm, in writing, their commitment to defend the WBC light heavyweight title against Alvarez, in the very next fight, if they are the winner of this voluntarily title defense.

Thank you very much for your collaboration,

All yours,
Yvon

YVON MICHEL
President Directeur General

Stevenson will reportedly be facing Seanie Monaghan on April 29 at the newly renovated Nassau County Coliseum on Long Island.

The WBC has received official communication from mandatory contender Eleider Alvarez advising that he entered into a step-aside agreement allowing …


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Yafai set to defend WBA 115lb belt

Kal Yafai will defend his WBA World Super-Flyweight title against Suguru Muranaka at the Barclaycard Arena on May 13, live on Sky Sports – where Sam Eggington also challenges Cerefino Rodriguez for the European Welterweight title on a stacked bill.

Yafai became Birmingham’s first World champion when he landed the crown with a clinical showing against Luis Concepcion in Manchester in December.

The unbeaten 27 year old will defend on home soil against Japan’s Muranaka, the 32 year old former Japanese Flyweight champion who boxes outside of Tokyo for the first time in his 13 year career.

Kal Yafai will defend his WBA World Super-Flyweight title against Suguru Muranaka at the Barclaycard Arena on May 13, live …


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Ceylan and Lowe continue war of words at final press conference

Photo: Team Sauerland

Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) and Isaac Lowe (13-0-1, 5 KOs) continued their war of words today at the final press conference ahead of their European Featherweight title fight on Saturday night at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark.

Ceylan, who will be making the first defence of his EBU belt, said he has been motivated by Lowe’s behavior in the build up to the fight, and that he intends to punish the British boxer when they meet in the ring.

‘’For me, this fight is personal. I’ve not felt this way about an opponent before. Trash talk is ok, but he crossed the line when he pushed me,’’ said Ceylan, referring to an incident which occurred during a promo shoot last month.

‘’This has given me more motivation than ever, and I look forward to knocking some sense into him on Saturday. It’s a big fight for me and it’s a big fight for Denmark. I promise to make the whole country happy by silencing Lowe.’’ (more…)

Photo: Team Sauerland Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) and Isaac Lowe (13-0-1, 5 KOs) continued their war of words today …


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Blandamura-Goddi, Rodriguez-Eggington European titles settled

By Marco Bratusch

European middleweight champion Emanuele “Sioux” Blandamura (26-2, 5 KOs) is expected to defend his continental laurel against EBU 8# ranked Alessandro Goddi (30-1-1, 14 KOs) on May 27th in a site yet to be determined. The fight will be valid as first and voluntary defence of the title earned by Blandamura last December near Rome, Italy, where he defeated former Italian champion Matteo Signani via split decision. Cherchi family’s OPI Since 82 – which manages both Blandamura and Goddi – will announce the location in the following weeks as either Sardinia or Lazio regions appear in play to host the event.

Mandatory challenger Sam Eggington (20-3, 12 KOs) will finally have his shot at Ceferino Rodriguez’s (24-1, 12 KOs) European welterweight title on May 13rd in Birmingham, England, as Matchroom Boxing and Maravilla Boxe of former lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez have reached a private deal to stage the bout. The fight will be a strong support for Khalid Yafai (21-0, 14 KOs)’s first defence of the WBA junior bantamweight title that is expected to top the bill.
Spanish boxing promotion Rimer Box communicates that the fight valid for the vacant European super middleweight title between co-challengers Mariano Hilario (16-5, 7 KOs) and Dmitry Chudinov (20-1-2, 13 KOs) will probably be set on April 22nd in Madrid, Spain. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch European middleweight champion Emanuele “Sioux” Blandamura (26-2, 5 KOs) is expected to defend his continental laurel against …


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Amir Mansour: I’m the kind of fighter who will fight you on your front porch


By Rick Scharmberg
Photo by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-2-1, 16 KOs) takes on Travis “My Time” Kauffman (31-1, 23 KOs) this Friday night, in what is sure to be a hard-hitting rumble for the vacant USNBC heavyweight title. The bout will take place at the Santander Arena, in Reading, PA, which is also Travis Kauffman’s hometown. “This fight was in the making for a minute,” said Mansour. “We were going to be on the undercard of Deontay Wilder – Gerald Washington, but his father [Marshall Kauffman of Kings Promotions] got the fight in his hometown. I don’t care, because I’m the kind of fighter who will fight you on your front porch!” The bout will be the main event of the Premier Boxing Champions boxing series card, and televised on Bounce TV.

Both Mansour and Kauffman are rebounding from tough losses – in Kauffman’s case, a no-decision – that could have propelled each into possible shots had they won. On December 12, 2015, Kauffman dropped perennial contender Chris Arreola early in their televised match, only to lose a split decision by a single point on one judge’s card. The decision was later changed to a “no contest” after Arreola failed a post-fight drug test. Kauffman followed up with a TKO win over Josh Gormley last September 9, after Gormley suffered a shoulder injury in the second round. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Photo by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-2-1, 16 KOs) takes on Travis “My …


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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell


Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions

WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell (10-1, 8 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi. In round four Derevyanchenko and Russell exchanged punches, with Derevyanchenko coming out ahead. In round five Derevyanchenko hurt Russell, landing punch after punch without stopping. The referee stepped between the two fighters and stopped the fight. Time was 1:06.

Undefeated light heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali (15-0, 12 KOs) scored a first round KO over Jackson Junior (20-9, 18 KOs). Elbiali landed a vicious right hook, disabling Junior. Time was 1:33.

Unbeaten super welterweight Jamontay Clark (11-0, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Gaku Takahashi (15-8-1, 7 KOs). Clark outboxed Takahashi throughout the fight. However Takahashi had a strong seventh round, hurting Clark. At the end of round seven Takahashi’s corner stopped the fight. (more…)

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly …


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Fiordigiglio retains IBF I/C title in Italy

Photos: Lisa Giannini

Italian contender Orlando Fiordigiglio (27-1, 12 KOs) successfully retained his IBF I/C belt at jr. middleweight on Saturday night in Siena (Tuscany), Italy. The 32-year-old Fiordigiglio, a former Italian and European Union titlist, had to sweat and grit, but he was able to get past the always game Howard Cospolite (now 15-6-2, 6 KOs) of France. The French challenger started the bout at a high pace, trying to match the upset he caused in Denmark in May 2015, when he stopped the previously unbeaten Abdul Khattab. Fiordigiglio, however, was able to weather the storm and seemed to have success with his counterpunching during the middle rounds. At the beginning of round nine, though, a cut caused by an accidental headbutt a few rounds earlier forced British referee Mickey Vann to stop the contest and read the scorecards. All of the judges had it 87-85 Fiordigiglio, who was then awarded the technical decision and kept his crown.

On the undercard, Italian cruiser champ Fabio Turchi (10-0, 7 KOs) showed an impressive array of skills and easily dispatched Congolese-born Isossa Mondo (7-12, 3 KOs). Also on the show, middleweight Alex Pippi (7-1-1, 1 KO) decisioned fellow Italian Davide Traversi (now 7-2, 3 KOs) after an entertaining scrap. Boxe Loreni promoted the card and sold out the small but cozy “Mens Sana” sports arena. Amongst the attending fans, former Italian Commissioner Alberto Brasca, who keeps following the sport as a fan even after losing his position after the latest elections. photos

Photos: Lisa Giannini Italian contender Orlando Fiordigiglio (27-1, 12 KOs) successfully retained his IBF I/C belt at jr. middleweight on …


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WBC breaks with EPBC

The WBC has confirmed the cessation of its relationship with the Eurasian Pacific Boxing Council effective immediately. The WBC began its relationship with the EPBC in January 2014 in search of having an affiliated championship to attend to the region of China and Russian-block countries. During this 3-year period many goals were not accomplished and the WBC has unanimously approved the closing of relations with the EPBC and its affiliation to the WBC due to the lack of positive results, with many fights taking place of a very low level of quality, fighters from outside the geographical region, and consequently providing fights which are confusing to the public.

The WBC has confirmed the cessation of its relationship with the Eurasian Pacific Boxing Council effective immediately. The WBC began …


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Kauffman ready for Mansour

Photo: King’s Promotions

Heavyweight Travis “My Time” Kauffman (31-1, 23 KOs) has been training hard for his showdown with Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-2-1, 16 KOs) that will headline Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce Friday, March 17 from Santander Arena in Reading, PA.

Televised coverage on Bounce begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Kauffman trained in Houston, Texas with famed trainer Naazim Richardson, and is ready for the hard punching Mansour.

“Everything is great. I was in Houston starting on December 20th and I came home on March 5th,” said Kauffman.

“I have been motivated knowing that I have a killer in front of me. Amir wants what I want, and that is a shot at the Heavyweight title.” (more…)

Photo: King’s Promotions Heavyweight Travis “My Time” Kauffman (31-1, 23 KOs) has been training hard for his showdown with Amir …


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GGG, Jacobs ready for MSG showdown

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/K2Promotions

The best fights in boxing are, unfortunately, not always the same fights fans are treated to in the ring. But in 2017 boxing has been on an entertaining run matching the best fighters in a series of weight classes.

Just since January we saw fights featuring two of the best super middleweights (James DeGale and Badou Jack), two of the best junior featherweights (Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton) and two of the best welterweights in the world (Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia).

That streak will continue this Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City when unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin takes on WBA title-holder Danny Jacobs in a highly anticipated 160-pound showdown (HBO PPV/9 PM ET).

“This will be an action-packed fight, however long it lasts. From one to 12 rounds,” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO’s) said on Monday afternoon at the Theater at the Garden during the final press conference for the fight. (more…)

By Matt Richardson Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/K2Promotions The best fights in boxing are, unfortunately, not always the same fights …


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Shot of the day


Photo: Top Rank

Irish Olympian Michael Conlan visits Times Square in New York City even though the city is shut down due to a snow storm.

Photo: Top Rank Irish Olympian Michael Conlan visits Times Square in New York City even though the city is shut …


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WBA announces Fair Boxing anti-doping program, random drug testing now required

On Monday, the World Boxing Association officially launched its “Fair Boxing” program, which will combat the use of prohibited substances in boxing. The announcement was made at a press conference in Panama City, Panama. Fair Boxing is organized by the WBA in conjunction with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) and will integrate all boxers in the WBA world rankings. The program actually kicked off Saturday in the fight between Demetrius Andrade and Jack Culcay for the WBA super welterweight crown.

“This is made possible by the WBA Medical Committee, who met in Panama to make Fair Boxing a reality,” said WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. “This is also the product of a meeting with Mauricio Sulaiman (President of the World Boxing Council) in which we talked how pre-competition anti-doping testing is much more important than post-fight testing, because there are substances that aren’t detected afterward.” (more…)

On Monday, the World Boxing Association officially launched its “Fair Boxing” program, which will combat the use of prohibited substances …




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