Jose Uzcategui uppdate

Jose Uzcategui uppdate

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Wlodarczyk edges Gevor in IBF eliminator

Wlodarczyk edges Gevor in IBF eliminator

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Sferis Knockout Promotion In an IBF cruiserweight eliminator, former world champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (53-3-1, 37 KOs) hammered out a twelve ...

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Crawford dominates and stops Diaz to retain WBC and WBO 140lb titles

Crawford dominates and stops Diaz to retain WBC and WBO 140lb titles

Photos: Top Rank Unified WBC and WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over 2008 Olympic ...

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Russell retains WBC feather belt, Dirrell claims IBF interim super middle belt via DQ

Russell retains WBC feather belt, Dirrell claims IBF interim super middle belt via DQ

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Tanaka defeats Acosta, retains WBO 108lb belt

Tanaka defeats Acosta, retains WBO 108lb belt

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Dib-Evans showdown on April 21

World-ranked junior lightweight Billel “Babyface” Dib (21-1, 10 KOs) and former WBC Youth titlist Yuandale “Money Shot” Evans (18-1, 14 KOs) will square off in an important ten round bout Friday, April 21 at the Buffalo Run Casino In Miami, OK. Dib is currently ranked #7 by the WBO and #13 by the WBA.

The card also features the highly anticipated pro debut of 2016 US Olympian Charles Conwell. His opponent is TBA.

Heavyweight Kenzie Witt-Morrison (10-0-2, 9 KOs) looks to avenge a prior draw against Aaron Chavers (7-2-1, 3 KOs), in six round rematch. Morrison is a son of late heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison and half brother of Trey Lippe-Morrison.

World-ranked junior lightweight Billel “Babyface” Dib (21-1, 10 KOs) and former WBC Youth titlist Yuandale “Money Shot” Evans (18-1, 14 …


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Weights from Quebec

Batyr Jukembayev 139 vs Cosme Rivera 139.9
Simon Kean 249.6 vs Michael Marrone 243.4
Clovis Drolet 166.8 vs Jesus Olivares 172.2
Ablaikhan Khussainov 134.4 vs Cristian Arrazola 133.9

Promoter: Eye of the Tiger Management
Venue: Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec

Batyr Jukembayev 139 vs Cosme Rivera 139.9 Simon Kean 249.6 vs Michael Marrone 243.4 Clovis Drolet 166.8 vs Jesus Olivares …



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Tyson Fury attends Flanigan workout

Former Heavyweight Champion of the World Tyson Fury came out to support his fellow Mancunian Terry Flanagan at Frank Warren’s open workouts at The Printworks earlier this evening. Flanagan makes the fifth defense of his WBO Lightweight World Title against dangerous Russian Petr Petrov at the Manchester Arena this Saturday, live on BT Sport and BoxNation in the UK.

Fury, the former linear, WBA Super, IBF and WBO World Heavyweight Champion, watched on as local hero Flanagan was put through his paces by trainer Steve Maylett in front of hundreds of Manchester fight fans. (more…)

Former Heavyweight Champion of the World Tyson Fury came out to support his fellow Mancunian Terry Flanagan at Frank Warren’s …


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UniMas adds April 28 boxing telecast

The ONLY regular professional boxing show in the 818 comes back to the lovely Burbank Marriott Convention and Event Center in Burbank, California on Friday, April 28.

Headlining the live two-hour Solo Boxeo broadcast on UniMas will be a trio of Top Rank prospects, Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (23-1, 6KOs), Erick De Leon (15-0, 9KOs), and Arnold Barboza Jr. (15-0, 5KOs). All three fighters have previously appeared at Valley Fight Night and will look to continue their progression up the world rankings ladder. (more…)

The ONLY regular professional boxing show in the 818 comes back to the lovely Burbank Marriott Convention and Event Center …




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PBC adds two FS1 shows to schedule

PBC has announced two new FS1 telecasts for the end of this month.

On Tuesday, April 25, welterweights Oscar Molina and Levan Ghvamichava will square-off in the main event, while rising super bantamweight Brandon Figueroa sees action versus TBA. The venue hasn’t been announced.

On Saturday, April 29, WBA cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov defends his title against Yunier Dorticos while Carlos Zambrano will battle Claudio Marrero in a featherweight showdown from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.

PBC has announced two new FS1 telecasts for the end of this month. On Tuesday, April 25, welterweights Oscar Molina …


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Tom Loeffler: It’s time for Usyk to become a fan favorite

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: K2 promotion

Tom Loeffler, K2 managing director spoke with Fightnews.com about the second US WBO title defense by Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk (11-0, 10 KO) who will defend his title against undefeated Michael Hunter (12-0, 8 KO) and Gvozdyk-Gonzalez will be part of an April 8th HBO live telecast undercard on Vasyl Lomachenko – Jason Sosa WBO super featherweight title bout from MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

“Usyk has this X factor to excite fans. Similar to Chocolatito Gonzalez. Flyweights, super flyweights – these divisions weren’t getting a lot of attention. Especially in America. Because of his exciting style in the ring, his charisma outside it and exposure on HBO, Chocolatito became one of the fan’s favorites. Exactly the same thing can happen with Usyk – even without a lot of attention around cruiserweight division right now. Hopefully, with HBO’s help, we can bring the best cruiserweight fights to the US from Europe and Russia where most of the best fights are happening right now,” said Loeffler.

Q: Oleksandr Usyk, we all got the message that he’s the best cruiserweight in the world, his reign over belts is coming…but he likes to talk about fighting as a heavyweight. Kind of mixed message.

A: The other part is rather answering the question if he considers fighting as a heavyweight. Usyk clearly wants to unify all the titles in the cruiserweight division and whet timing is right he will consider becoming heavyweight. Because of his frame, talent, his technical skills and speed he can make a successful transition into heavyweight division. But first things first… (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: K2 promotion Tom Loeffler, K2 managing director spoke with Fightnews.com about the second US WBO title …


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Lara now fit and ready

Back to 100% after a year of recovering from a hand injury, and a botched robbery that resulted in him being shot, power-punching Mexican featherweight contender Jorge “Pilón” Lara is back and looking for a significant fight.

Lara (28-0-2, 20 KOs), from Guadalajara, was last seen scoring the biggest victory of his career in April 2016, when he destroyed multiple world champion Fernando Montiel in one round at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The powerful southpaw was able to drop Montiel four times before the fight was waved over at 1:37 of the opening three minutes.

Lara injured his hand in the impressive victory and then was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt in his homeland. All of which resulted in a long year off for the 26-year-old. Despite the hiatus, he is still ranked WBC #9 and IBF #8 at featherweight.

Back to 100% after a year of recovering from a hand injury, and a botched robbery that resulted in him …


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Povetkin returns July 1 in Moscow

Russian heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin (31-1, 23 KOs) will fight on July 1 at the Russia Concert Hall in Moscow. His opponent will ba named later. According to his promoter, World of Boxing, the 37-year-old Povetkin will be free and clear to fight by that date with no restrictions after some complications with doping tests in 2016.

The card also features the comeback of former IBF super lightweight champion Eduard Troyanovski (25-1, 22 KOs), and heavyweight prospect Alexey Papin (6-0, 5 KOs).

Russian heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin (31-1, 23 KOs) will fight on July 1 at the Russia Concert Hall in Moscow. …



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Arum: Pacquiao-Horn clash is moving ahead

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is confident that WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will defend the title against WBO #2 Jeff Horn will go ahead at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on July 2 now that people involved have agreed on the essential points and there’s nobody objecting to the deal.

“We’re slowly finishing up the deal to fight … people have agreed on essential points,” Arum told The Times in a telephone interview from Washington DC.

“Paperwork takes time, particularly when it’s not the usual thing of getting it done in the United States. We’re dealing with an Australian promoter, the state government. … Here, in this case, you’ve got to cross the T’s and dot the I’s, and that’s what we’re in the process of doing.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is confident that WBO welterweight champion Manny …


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Mijares, Rojas collide in crossroads battle

Three-time former world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares will face former world champion Tomás “Gusano” Rojas in a crossroads showdown on Saturday night at the international Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mijares previously defeated Rojas on points in 2004. The 36-year-old Rojas is 48-14-1 with 32 KOs and has won nine straight. The 35-year-old Mijares is 55-8-2 with 26 KOs and has won six straight. He is currently ranked #4 by the WBC in the featherweight division.

Three-time former world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares will face former world champion Tomás “Gusano” Rojas in a crossroads showdown on …


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Cherry edges Douglas over ten

2-time world title challenger Edner Cherry (36-7-2, 19 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOs) in a lightweight clash on Tuesday night at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. An expected slugfest turned into a tactical boxing match and went the full distance. Scores were 98-92, 96-94, 96-94.

Local Super featherweight favorite Frank DeAlba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Ryan Kielczweski (26-3, 8 KOs). Kielczweski seemed to do more but coasted in the last few rounds and came up short in the score card. Scores were 80-72, 77-75, 77-75.

In a clash of unbeaten featherweight prospects, Stephen Fulton (11-0, 5 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over formerly unbeaten Luis Rosario (8-1-1, 7 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 79-73, 78-74.

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2-time world title challenger Edner Cherry (36-7-2, 19 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 …


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Sulecki targets Hurd and Charlo

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I’m ready to fight the best!” says unbeaten Maciej Sulęcki (23-0, 8 KOs). “I want to be back in the States as soon as possible, because trainer Chico Rivas helped my development tremendously.” Sulęcki, who after going undefeated as a middleweight, will test himself as super welterweight this Saturday in Zakopane, Poland. “Fighting Michi Munoz (25-6, 16 KOs) is just a warm-up,” proclaimed Sulecki. “I’m not taking my opponent lightly, but I want to finish him fast. I can fight the champs right away. The week after Munoz. Charlo, Hurd, it doesn’t matter, bring it on! I’m not sure Mr Haymon would like them being demolished, me taking their belts…WBC, IBF belts, soon, this is my goal.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “I’m ready to fight the best!” says unbeaten Maciej Sulęcki (23-0, 8 KOs). “I want to be …



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Hughie Fury Update

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #1 heavyweight Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) will enter the ring at a career heaviest weight when he challenges WBO champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) on May 6 at the Vector Arena, in Auckland, New Zealand. “Hughie is not ailing anymore,” his father/trainer Peter Fury told ESPN. “He’s in very, very good condition. He’s averaging a pound or two a week in added weight so he’s going to come in his heaviest but also his leanest. He’ll be in fine condition.”

The elder Fury also stated that Hughie plans to bring the heat on fight night.

“When you’re an away fighter, you’ve got it all to do and you’ve got to take it off the champion. You don’t expect to get a fair, crystal clear decision – you have to go and take it. This is the highlight of his career and it’s a mountain to climb. Parker is a good fighter but Hughie is coming fully prepared to take those belts.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #1 heavyweight Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) will enter the ring at …


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WBC approves Sor Rungvisai-Gonzalez rematch, Cuadras-Estrada interim title clash

The WBC received a request from Teiken Promotions / K2 Promotions, to order a direct rematch between their fighter Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai after their sensational fight of March 18, which was won by majority decision by Sor Rungvisai, from Thailand.

The WBC Board of Governors considers that due to the extraordinary fight, which was extremely close and considering that the WBC championship rules regarding accidental head butts were not used, but most importantly, considering a public demand to witness once again a great match between these 2 great fighters, the WBC has granted the request by unanimous vote to order the rematch between Sor Rungvisai and Gonzalez.

The WBC convention ruling had ordered the winner of march 18 to fight Carlos Cuadras and considering that the rematch will not take place in some time due to the medical suspension of both fighters, the WBC is ordering an interim championship between the two highest available contenders, Carlos Cuadras vs. Juan Francisco Estrada.

The winners of both fights (Srisaket vs. Gonzalez and Cuadras vs. Estrada), must fight each other next.

The WBC received a request from Teiken Promotions / K2 Promotions, to order a direct rematch between their fighter Roman …


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Ward-Kovalev 2 set for June 17 in Vegas

Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions and Krusher Promotions are pleased to announce the highly anticipated rematch between the unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former titleholder Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs). Ward vs. Kovalev II “No Excuses” will take place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Team Ward and Team Kovalev will partake in a three-city press tour the week of April 10 to officially announce the fight, including New York City, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Further details will be available in the coming days.

“I’m going to keep it short and sweet. You got what you asked for – now you have to see me on June 17. This time…leave the excuses at home,” said Ward.

“I’m glad to know that rematch will happen. I really hope that Andre Ward will get into the ring for this rematch. Fans of boxing will see the real Krusher–the one they have missed for couple of my last fights. For me this rematch is very important as no other bout in my entire boxing career. Thanks a lot to all of boxing fans,” said Kovalev. (more…)

Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions and Krusher Promotions are pleased to announce the highly anticipated rematch between …


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Crawford, Diaz quick quotes

Photos: Ed Mulholland/Top Rank

Undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and No. 3 world-rated contender Felix Diaz spoke about their upcoming April 4 clash at the Madison Square Garden.

Crawford: It’s going to be a fun night. I’m really excited for this fight. I’ve been reading all of the blogs people have been sending me for the last couple of days, telling me that this guy said I’m scared of him and I’m ducking him. And everybody knows Terence Crawford doesn’t duck anybody. I’m real excited and happy that he got the chance to get the fight. I’m not running boy, I’m not running! So we’re here now and that’s everything I have to say. May 20th, let the better man win!

Diaz: On the 20th it’s going to be an incredible opportunity for me. When I was arguing with my managers about finding the biggest fights out there, Crawford was number one since he is the best out there and it’s such an amazing opportunity to finally get that fight with him.

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Photos: Ed Mulholland/Top Rank Undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and No. 3 world-rated contender Felix Diaz spoke …



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This week’s world title action

Saturday, April 8

First, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) defends against mandatory challenger Petr Petrov (38-4-2, 19 KOs) and junior middleweight rivals Liam Smith (24-1-1, 13 KOs) and Liam Williams (16-0-1, 11 KOs) clash for the vacant WBO interim title. No USA TV, BoxNation will televise in the UK.

Then at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, WBO junior lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, (7-1, 5 KOs) defends against former WBA world champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs), and WBO cruiserweight champion Aleksandr Usyk (11-0, 10 KOs) defends against Michael Hunter (12-0, 8 KOs). HBO will televise the show.

Finally, at Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, IBF strawweight champion Jose “Tecuala” Argumedo (19-3-1, 11 KOs) defends against Gabriel “El Gigante” Mendoza (15-5-1, 3 KOs).

Sunday, April 9

In Osaka, Japan, WBA super bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno (26-5-1, 16 KOs) defends against unbeaten Shun Kubo (11-0, 8 KOs).

Saturday, April 8 First, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) defends …


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Lightweight contender Cherry in action tonight

Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) takes on once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) tonight in a 10-round lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Cherry of Wauchula, Florida has had a smooth camp while training in the Sunshine State and is ready for the 46th start of his professional start.

“Everything is good, and we will be prepared for everything,” said the 34-year-old Cherry. “Whatever Douglas brings, we will be prepared for. This is not the first time, that I’ve been in this position. He is the guy who has to prove he can perform. I have been there before, so the pressure is on him.”

Cherry believes a win should gain him another crack at a world title. “A win definitely puts me ahead. It will open doors for better fights and better paydays. A title shot is what I want. But also a bigger money fight that will take care of my family.”

Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) takes on once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) tonight in a 10-round …


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Boxing back in Richmond, CA, Saturday

By Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle

Square Vision Entertainment returns to the Richmond Auditorium on Saturday, April 8th with a card featuring eleven confirmed bouts with a four-man Square Warriors junior welterweight tournament headlining the event and crowning the second champion in the promotion’s history. The first champion was crowned in January when Alberto Torres knocked out Adam Fiel for the Square Warriors Featherweight title.

Headlining the card is Luis “Vicious” Garcia (6-1-1 5KOs) of Richmond, Ca who has recently changed trainers and relocated his camp closer to Richmond, CA to be close to his family while training after suffering his first career loss to Eddie Diaz in his last bout. Garcia will take on Julian “JuJu” Bautista (2-2-2 1KO), who has been in camp with Vasyl Lomachenko getting him ready for Jason Sosa, who fight on the same night, but in Maryland on a card broadcast nationwide by HBO.

The winner of the main event will face the winner of the co-main event as Eddie Diaz (3-6-2 1KO), who is coming off a KO victory of Luis Garcia in his last outing taking on local favorite San Francisco, CA’s Jhonathan Zamduio (1-4-3). (more…)

By Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle Square Vision Entertainment returns to the Richmond Auditorium on Saturday, April 8th with a card featuring …


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Boxeo Telemundo still #1

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford” ended its spring season (February-March) as the most watched boxing program on Spanish-language television with an average of 432,000 total viewers and 212,000 adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. The season featured four straight weeks of events every Friday night, from February 24 through March 17. The highest event of the season was on March 3 when Antonio “Toño” Morán took on Richard “El Diamante” Zamora in a one-round knockout win for the super lightweight title delivering 453,000 total viewers and 245,000 adults 18-49.

“Boxeo Telemundo” returns in July for its summer season that will include four straight weeks of events beginning July 7 through the 28th. All events will air live on Telemundo and via the Telemundo EN VIVO app. (more…)

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford” ended its spring season (February-March) as the most watched boxing program on Spanish-language television with an average …


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Weights from Pennsylvania

Photo: Kenyon Sessoms/Kenyon Sessoms Photography/Premier Boxing Champions

Edner Cherry 129.5 vs. Omar Douglas 129.3
Stephen Fulton 122.6 vs. Luis Rosario 122.8
Frank Dealba 130.2 vs. Ryan Kielczweski 130.2
Naim Nelson 138.9 vs. Tre’Sean Wiggins 142
Thomas Velasquez 135 vs. Wilfredo Garriga 132.8
Jimmy Kelleher 164 vs. Jose Valdaramma 165.5
Hector Bayanilla 124.4 vs. Jordan Peters 123.7
Devin Mcmaster 154.5 vs. Gregory Clark 157.4
Ryan Wilczak 160.5 vs. Courtney Mccleave 164.5

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
TV: FS1

Photo: Kenyon Sessoms/Kenyon Sessoms Photography/Premier Boxing Champions Edner Cherry 129.5 vs. Omar Douglas 129.3 Stephen Fulton 122.6 vs. Luis Rosario …


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World title tripleheader in May in Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Teiken Promotions has announced a deluxe world title tripleheader to take place in Tokyo, Japan, on May 20. The headliner will be the WBA middleweight title bout between #1 Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (35-2, 21 KOs) of France and #2 ranked 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (12-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant championship. Unbeaten sensation Daigo Higa (12-0, 12 KOs) will have an ambitious crack at the newly crowned WBC flyweight champ Juan Hernandez (34-2, 25 KOs) of Mexico. Also, unbeaten Shiro Ken (9-0, 5 KOs) will challenge WBC light-flyweight titlist Ganigan Lopez (28-6, 17 KOs) of Mexico. All the Japanese contestants are unbeaten prospects.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos: Boxing Beat Teiken Promotions has announced a deluxe world title tripleheader to take place in Tokyo, …


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WBA orders Santa Cruz-Mares 2

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association (WBA) ordered teams of WBA featherweight super champion Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs) and featherweight regular champion Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KOs) to initiate negotiations for a fight between them. The deadline to reach an agreement is 30 days, otherwise the WBA will schedule a purse bid. Santa Cruz and Mares previously clashed in 2015 with a majority decision going to Santa Cruz. With this fight, the WBA continues its policy of reducing titles in each weight division.

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association (WBA) ordered teams of WBA featherweight super champion Leo Santa Cruz …


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Tim Tszyu in action Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former middleweight amateur star Tim Tszyu (2-0, 1 KO) returns to the ring on Saturday against Ben Nelson (2-2-0) at

Dolltone House, Sylvania Waters, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Tszyu is the son of Hall of Famer and former unified 140 pound world champion Kostya Tszyu and was impressive when he made his professional debut outpointing Zorran Cassady in 2016 and in his second bout scored a three round stoppage over Mark Dalby on the undercard of the Danny Green v Anthony Mundine rematch which had a live gate of 28,000 fight fans in February. Tszyu will get global exposure when he will be in action on the undercard of WBO heavyweight title bout featuring champion Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand on May 6.

Kostya Tszyu who now lives in Moscow, Russia was at Tim’s professional debut last December and said he would like to bring his son to Russia for training and future contests. Kostya’s youngest son Nikita is a outstanding light- middleweight who has boxed in amateur tournaments in the USA and Europe.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former middleweight amateur star Tim Tszyu (2-0, 1 KO) returns to the ring …


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Murray: It’s going to be a war

Martin Murray (34-4-1, 16 KOs) wants to prove he’s back with a bang at Middleweight and ready for another World title crack as he takes on Gabriel Rosado at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on April 22, live on Sky Sports.

“I know that I still have a World title in me,” said Murray. “Middleweight was all tied up with Golovkin but Super Middleweight was more so I moved up. Having gone up there and fought the best up there, they are big guys and I feel that I am better placed at Middleweight. Golovkin still has all the belts but he might have to move up to get the fights he wants and that could open things up once more.

“Rosado is a quality fighter and I don’t think his record does him justice. He’ll go anywhere and fight anybody and he’s been in with all the top guys. He’s tough and comes to fight, and that’s my style too, so that’s why I am excited about it and the fans are too because there’s no way that our styles won’t gel. It’s going to be a war. (more…)

Martin Murray (34-4-1, 16 KOs) wants to prove he’s back with a bang at Middleweight and ready for another World …


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The 12th Round: His version , Your version and the Truth

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son

After a very successful trip to ARGENTINA and URUGUAY came the excitement of the historic boxing event at “ZOCALO“ in MEXICO CITY. It´s impossible to have an official number for the attendance but it is estimated around 50,000. This landmark is Mexico¨s city “Red Square” which is surrounded by The National Palace, The Cathedral and the Governor´s office. It was simply unbelievable to see so many families come out together to enjoy a wonderful boxing card promoted by Promociones Del Pueblo and aired by Televisa with the absolute support and leadership of Mexico City Governor Dr Miguel Angel Mancera.

The card included a WBC MUAYTHAI fight , the finals of the WBC AMATEUR Bi-national challenge of the 2N1D 2 Nations 1 Dream program between Chicago and Mexico, A Mexican National title, A WBC World Youth Championship and 2 WBC World female title fights. There was also a special homage rendered to all World Champions from Mexico City and an emotional homage to the Greatest Promoter in the History of Boxing …. DON KING. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son After a very successful trip to ARGENTINA and URUGUAY came the …


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Sosa named “2016 Philly Fighter of the Year” as Lomachenko fight looms

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

With the biggest bout of his career upcoming on Saturday night at the new MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD, Jason Sosa, Camden, NJ, was named the “Philly Fighter of the Year” for 2016. The honor comes after a pair of stellar 2016 performances. Last June, Sosa captured the WBA junior lightweight championship in an upset of Javier Fortuna in China. He also successfully defended his title in Monte Carlo against favored Brit Stephen Smith in a November title bout. This fine stretch for Sosa was preceded by a disputed draw against then-undefeated Nicholas Walters in 2015.

Photo: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

On Saturday, Sosa faces his biggest challenge thus far when he steps into the ring against California-based Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko, the WBO junior lightweight champ. Lomachenko is also considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

“I feel anxious,” Sosa said about the fight, from his training camp in Puerto Rico. “I want to already be in the ring and get it on with Lomachenko.” (more…)

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com With the biggest bout of his career upcoming on Saturday night at the new MGM …


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Bob Arum remembers Hagler vs. Leonard

With the 30th anniversary of The SuperFight: Hagler vs. Leonard just days away (April 6), Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum looked back at one of his most spectacular promotions.

BOB ARUM: I want to set the scene for that event particularly for the younger people who may not be aware. The scene was very important. Marvelous Marvin Hagler had come up the hard way in boxing. He had never been to the Olympics and he fought any fighter that would step in the ring with him. He’d have to go from Boston to Philadelphia and other places to find opponents who would fight him. Through the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O’Neil and Senator Ted Kennedy who sent letters to various people, including myself at Top Rank, they forced everyone to give Marvelous Marvin Hagler a shot at the middleweight title.

His first shot, I thought he clearly won the fight against Vito Antuofermo, but the judges scored it a draw. A year later he fought Alan Minter over in London and stopped Minter in the early rounds — bloodying him so much that the fight had to be stopped. Marvin was greeted by the great sportsmen in England by a barrage of bottles and cans so that everybody had to hide under the ring until the police were ready to restore order.

But he came back to the United States a real hero then he embarked on a streak of defending his middleweight title. His first big fight was in 1983 against Roberto Duran and then in ’85 in a major, major event he and Thomas Hearns fought a great middleweight championship battle and Marvin knocked Tommy out in the third round. Marvin wanted to retire from boxing at that point but his managers and myself as the promoter convinced him to carry on and in 1986 he fought John “The Beast” Mugabi and Mugabi was a tough hard-punching guy — they went toe-to-toe and in the eleventh round, Marvin knocked Mugabi out.

Ray Leonard had been retired for a number of years and he had been watching that fight and he saw what very few people saw – that Marvin was aging, he was slowing up and Ray, even though he was retired, felt he could come back and take on Hagler. (more…)

With the 30th anniversary of The SuperFight: Hagler vs. Leonard just days away (April 6), Hall of Fame promoter Bob …


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Shot of the Day

By Jeff Zimmerman

Legendary referee Richard Steele and former Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks were inducted into the US Marines Boxing Hall of Fame at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina over the weekend.

Photo courtesy of Richard Steele

Steele was All Marines in 1963-64 and participated in the 1964 Olympic Trials. He was also a teammate of former Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton. Steele reffed some of the biggest fights in boxing history including Hagler-Hearns, Leonard-Hagler and Chavez-Taylor.

Spinks was a 1976 US Olympic Gold Medalist as a light heavyweight and beat Muhammad Ali in 1978 by split decision to become the undisputed Heavyweight Champion in only his 8th career fight. It was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.

By Jeff Zimmerman Legendary referee Richard Steele and former Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks were inducted into the US Marines Boxing …


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Paulus Moses retains WBO Africa title

By Ron Jackson

Namibia’s Paulus Moses a former WBO lightweight champion retained his WBO Africa lightweight title when he stopped the gutsy Crispine Moliati from Malawi in the seventh round at the Ramatex Hall in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday night. Moses’ original opponent Benoit Vela from the DRC was withdrawn at the last minute after a failing a medical test.

Promoter Nestor Tobias then brought in Moliati who used his jab from the opening round and stood toe-to-toe with Moses through the first six rounds.

However, the more experienced Moses, 38, proved too good for the Malawian, piling up the points with his educated left jab and in the seventh round he dropped Moliati, 27, with a right hook.
He managed to beat the count but was in condition to continue as the referee waved the fight off at 40 seconds into the round. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Namibia’s Paulus Moses a former WBO lightweight champion retained his WBO Africa lightweight title when he stopped …


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World title tripleheader in May in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Teiken Promotions has announced a deluxe world title tripleheader to take place in Tokyo, Japan, on May 20. The headliner will be the WBA middleweight title bout between #1 Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (35-2, 21 KOs) of France and #2 ranked 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (12-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant championship. Unbeaten sensation Daigo Higa (12-0, 12 KOs) will have an ambitious crack at the newly crowned WBC flyweight champ Juan Hernandez (34-2, 25 KOs) of Mexico. Also, unbeaten Shiro Ken (9-0, 5 KOs) will challenge WBC light flyweight titlist Ganigan Lopez (28-6, 17 KOs) of Mexico. All the Japanese contestants are unbeaten prospects.

By Joe Koizumi Teiken Promotions has announced a deluxe world title tripleheader to take place in Tokyo, Japan, on May …


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Briedis, Huck post-fight notes

Newly crowned WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis reportedly isn’t interested in the IBO belt that was also on the line against Marco Huck on Saturday in Dortmund, Germany. According to BILD, Briedis didn’t pay the IBO sanctioning fee, nor accept the IBO belt in the ring after the fight. The Huck Team plans to inquire about getting that belt back.

Despite his uninspired performance, Huck says he plans to continue. “I’m too young to stop,” Huck told BILD. “I’m a true warrior. We’ll get the title back.”

After the fight, Briedis went to the hospital to see about a possible broken rib. He will arrive back in Latvia at around 5:30PM today.

Newly crowned WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis reportedly isn’t interested in the IBO belt that was also on the line …


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Carita, Remilliard win in Worcester

Popular Massachusetts heavyweight Vinnie “American Nightmare” Carita was too much for former South American champion Gilberto Matheus “El Magico” Domingos in Saturday night’s “New England’s Future 2” main event at Worcester Palladium. A capacity crowd of 1,700 rocked the vintage venue from start to finish.

In the co-feature, lightweight Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard (24-1, 13 KOs) outpointed Augustine “Ruthless” Mauras (6-2-3 3 KOs) over rounds. (more…)

Popular Massachusetts heavyweight Vinnie “American Nightmare” Carita was too much for former South American champion Gilberto Matheus “El Magico” Domingos …


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Juarez, Jimenez victorious in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

A free boxing event was held Saturday night in the historic center of Mexico City with two WBC female titles on the line. An estimated 60,000 boxing fans were in attendance.

In the main event, Mariana “Barby” Juárez claimed the WBC female bantamweight championship with a ten round unanimous decision over Catherine Phiri. The scorecards were 91-98, 90-99 and 92-97 to Juarez.

WBC female heavyweight champion Alejandra “La Tigre” Jiménez blew away Carlette Ewell in the first round. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel A free boxing event was held Saturday night in the historic center of …


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Juarez, Zepeda triumph in Tijuana


Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

WBO #1 super bantamweight Caesar “Corazon” Juarez (20-5, 15 KOs) scored a third round KO over Filipino Eugene “Rambo” Lagos (11-4-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana. A left hand put Lagos down and out. Juarez now takes aim at a world title shot against WBO kingpin Jesse Magdaleno.

World-ranked lightweight Jose ‘Chon’ Zepeda (26-1, 21 KOs) won by fifth round technical decision against Jesus Silveira (18-4, 8 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout. Zepeda, was up by scores of 49-46, 49-45 and 48-46 when the bout was stopped due to a head clash.

Former WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (41-8-1, 29 KOs) and Briegel “Gallito” Quirino (14-2-1, 5 KOs) battled to an eight round draw. The judges scored it 76-74 for Quirino, 76-75 for Marquez and 76-76. photos

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions WBO #1 super bantamweight Caesar “Corazon” Juarez (20-5, 15 KOs) scored a third round KO over …




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