Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Gervonta Davis delivered a star-making performance in the co-featured fight of the night, ...

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem scored the biggest win his of career with an upset, ...

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Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

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The 12th Round: Judging – the Eternal Black Eye in Boxing

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

Boxing is a sport which suffers from constant criticism and it is because of its nature of officiating. Very few sports have a scoring system based on appreciation. There are no goals, no points, no runs, so it comes down to what the judge sees, evaluates and records on the scorecard. There have been many scoring systems working in the world and today’s 10-point must system seems to be the best option of them all, however it’s not used to its fullest potential. 94% of the rounds are scored 10-9 and it could be used to bring much more clear results if it was used as designed 40 years ago.

I firmly believe that most if not all ring officials are honorable and decent, I reject any claim of fraud or corruption in scoring of fights. However, I believe judges must be accountable for their performance. There might be incompetence or a “bad night” or judges appointed to the wrong fights due to several matters but this, after all, becomes the problem we face in boxing.

The solution is not easy, but there are so many things that could be done to attend the major problem in our sport. The problem relies on the rejection by boxing authorities to implement changes, to try new things, to aggressively look for options to resolve the problem. Following I will describe several actions that have to do with officiating, these initiatives have been successful and are tools to resolve the problem, but local boxing commissions from some countries or some states in the USA, do not accept to adopt or to even try. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son Boxing is a sport which suffers from constant criticism and it …


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Lebedev vs. Gassiev: 50/50 in Moscow

By Przemek Garczarczyk

More than 50 reporters, various televisions crews and a “Who’s Who in the cruiserweight division – this was the scene Monday at the Renaissance Monarch Hotel in Moscow at the final press conference before Saturday’s cruiserweight world title clash. WBA/IBF champion Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO), who will defend his belts versus fourteen years younger Murat Gassiev (23-0, 17 KO) in a highly anticipated bout, downplayed the whole time for the new generation narrative.

Denis Lebedev: “Maybe I’m 37… but only on my passport. I feel like a 27-year-old. This is a 50/50 fight. Age will not decide our bout on Saturday.”

Murat Gassiev: “His experience will not give him a title, and my youth will not be a problem. I worked for this chance for 5 years. The ring will give us the answer.”

More interviews and phostos…

By Przemek Garczarczyk More than 50 reporters, various televisions crews and a “Who’s Who in the cruiserweight division – this …



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New foe for Wallin, fight moved to Bulgaria

Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (16-0, 11 KOs) must meet a new opponent in a new country after Eugene Hill was forced to withdraw from their scheduled contest on December 9 at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden. Hill was unable to travel to Sweden due to unpaid child support, and although a replacement had been found, strict regulations imposed by the Swedish Martial Arts Delegation, meant there was not enough time for a new opponent to be approved.

Instead, Wallin will face Raphael Zumbano Love (39-13-1, 32 KOs) a week earlier on December 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He will be fighting in front 15,000 fans at the Arena Armeec on the undercard of the WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title clash between European Champion Kubrat Pulev and former World Champion Samuel Peter.

“Of course, I’m disappointed to not be able to fight at home, but unfortunately with the political situation in Sweden, that was not possible,” said Wallin.

Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (16-0, 11 KOs) must meet a new opponent in a new country after Eugene Hill was …


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Leo Santa Cruz Looks to Even the Score with Carl Frampton

By Miguel Maravilla

Former three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico will get his shot at redemption as he will take on undefeated featherweight world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) of Belfast, Ireland in a rematch on Saturday January 28th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas live on Showtime.

“I feel great and happy that I am getting the rematch,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com “After the fight I was so pumped. I wanted the rematch. I know I didn’t do what I was supposed to in that fight. We did not stick to our strategy,” Santa Cruz added.

It was last summer as Santa Cruz and Frampton clashed in what was a battle between two undefeated featherweights at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In a fight that saw both go toe to toe for twelve rounds in a Fight of the Year candidate as Frampton pulled away with a unanimous decision, handing Leo Santa Cruz his first professional defeat.

“I take nothing away from Frampton he is a great fighter he came in like I expected. A quick slick boxer that moves, he countered punched really good and did what he had to do but if I would have came in with a great plan it would have been a different fight. It was his night,” Santa Cruz said. “At the end of the fight I went to the corner and my corner said I won the fight. It was a really close fight, it could have gone either way but since I am the champion, I thought they would give it to me,” Santa Cruz added. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Former three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by …




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Barry: Ruiz is the favorite to defeat Parker

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Many international sportsbooks have WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker a 4:1 favorite to defeat WBO #3 Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO heavyweight championship when they clash over twelve rounds on December 10 at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. However, Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry sees his man as the underdog in the fight.

Photo: Dave Cameron
Photo: Dave Cameron

“The Ruiz fight for us is the end of a four-year apprenticeship,” said Barry. “Joe has developed, got bigger, he’s got better, his skills have improved, he’s collected eight belts in three years. Everything has prepared us for this moment.

“Andy Ruiz is an eight year professional. He’s never been hurt. Never been beaten. Never been down. Andy Ruiz is a guy we have huge respect for. We have studied and prepared for a fighter that brings more pressure than anyone we have seen in Joe’s career. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Many international sportsbooks have WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker a 4:1 favorite to …


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Flanagan-Cruz undercard results

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In other notable action on Saturday’s card at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, lightweight Craig Evans (16-1-2, 3 KOs) seized the European 135lb title with a majority decision over former Olympian Tom Stalker (11-2-3, 2 KOs). It was the third fight between the two, with the first two ending in draws. Scores were 98-92, 96-94 and 95-95.

Unbeaten middleweight Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs) took a twelve round split decision over Sam Sheedy (17-1, 4 KOs) in a clash for the vacant British title. Scores were 116-114, 117-113 for Langford, 115-113 for Sheedy.

Unbeaten super welterweight Liam Williams (16-0-1, 11 KOs) stopped late sub Gabor Gorbics (22-5, 13 KOs) in round eight to claim the vacant WBO European title.

Undefeated super bantam Kid Galahad (21-0, 12 KOs) halted journeyman Reynaldo Mora (7-20-1, 4 KOs) in three rounds.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada In other notable action on Saturday’s card at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, lightweight Craig Evans …


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Seforo wins Gauteng light flyweight title

By Ron Jackson

Mpho Seforo (5-0, 2 KOs) won the vacant Gauteng light flyweight title when he beat Percy Mkhize (8-2, 4 KOs) on a ten round majority points decision at the Centenary Hall on Saturday night in Krugersdorp, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The scores were 97-92, 95-93 and 94-94.

In a closely fought contest, Seforo (48.96 kg) using his height and reach advantages piled up the points with stiff jabs to the head throughout. A left-right combination sent Mkhize (48.94 kg) down for a count in the third round and even though he fought back in the later rounds it was not enough to take the decision.

This was a rematch with Seforo winning a six round split decision on July 31 this year. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Mpho Seforo (5-0, 2 KOs) won the vacant Gauteng light flyweight title when he beat Percy Mkhize …


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Waseem beats Megramo in South Korea Thriller

WBC Silver Flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem (5-0, 3 KOs) of Pakistan retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #15 ranked Giemel Megramo (17-1, 13 KOs) of the Philippines on Sunday afternoon at the Gwanakgu Hall in Seoul, South Korea. The fight was an all-out war from round one through round twelve with numerous furious exchanges throughout. Waseem officially secured the victory by winning the 12th and final round on all three judges scorecards. The official scores were 114-113 twice and 117-110 all in favor to WBC #9 ranked Waseem.

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WBC Silver Flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem (5-0, 3 KOs) of Pakistan retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision over …



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Lomachenko makes Walters say No Mas

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round TKO over previously unbeaten former world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (26-1-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Lomachenko, a two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, gave Walters a boxing lesson, demonstrating brilliance in all facets of the game. Walters finally quit after being punished in round seven.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round …


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Melindo wins IBF 108lb interim belt

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Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi

Aggressive Filipino perennial contender Milan Melindo (35-2, 12 KOs), 108, finally acquired the IBF interim junior flyweight belt as he kept stalking fleet-footed Thailander Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (31-5-1, 16 KOs), 107.5, took the initiative in middle rounds and withstood his rival’s last surge to be awarded a close but unanimous decision (115-113 twice and 117-111) on Saturday in Cebu, Philippines. The first half was a very close affair with Fahlan making good use of faster jabs and footwork and Melindo patiently going forward to connect some right shots. The tide turned in round seven, when Melindo, four inches shorter than the 5’6” Fahlan, became aggressive with a barrage of punches, pinning him to the ropes. The Filipino, who had failed to win the world belt from Juan Francisco Estrada and Javier Mendoza, also controlled the eighth and ninth rounds with solid combinations to the elusive footworker. Fahlan, however, showed a furious retaliation in the tenth, when he connected with light but fast combos to the face and the midsection. The Thailander, five years his junior at 23, maintained his aggressiveness in the last two sessions, but Melindo showed his heart to endure his last surge and kept his lead on points in earlier rounds. The newly crowned interim titlist is supposed to face regular IBF junior flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi of Japan, a veteran three-class champ who has recovered from his shoulder injury, in their next title contest. The referee was Kenny Chevalier who moved well. (more…)

Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi Aggressive Filipino perennial contender Milan Melindo (35-2, 12 KOs), 108, finally acquired the IBF interim …


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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (24-0, 19 KOs) spectacularly crushed Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-7-2, 22 KOs) in the first round. In his most impressive performance to date, McCumby dropped George twice in round one and the bout was waved off by referee Robert Byrd. Time was 1:48.

Unbeaten IBF #5, WBC #6, WBO #7 welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (31-0, 13 KOs) outworked veteran Silverio Ortiz (35-19, 17 KOs) over eight one-sided rounds. Scores were 80-72 across the board.

Unbeaten welterweight Juan Ruiz (18-0, 11 KOs) destroyed former “Boxcino” finalist Fernando Carcamo (21-8, 16 KOs) in the first round. Ruiz dropped Carcamo twice before the bout was halted at the 2:43 mark.

Unbeaten jr welterweight prospect “Mad” Maxim Dadashev (5-0, 5 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Efrain Cruz (4-3-1, 1 KO). Referee Kenny Bayless waved it off after Dadashev rocked Cruz in round two. Time was 1:57.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (24-0, 19 KOs) …


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Day spoils Stapulionis’ night with UD

Photos: Emily Harney

Junior middleweight Patrick Day (13-2-1, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Virgilijus “The Terminator” Stapulionis (18-4-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Day dropped Stapulionis in round three and went on to win 97-92, 99-90, 98-91.

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In his first fight with world-renowned trainer John David Jackson, unbeaten heavyweight Cassius Chaney (8-0, 5 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Carlos Sandoval (10-11-1, 7 KOs). This was Chaney’s first fight since returning from shoulder surgery earlier this year

More results and photos…

Photos: Emily Harney Junior middleweight Patrick Day (13-2-1, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Virgilijus “The Terminator” …



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Salido hopes for a Lomachenko win

Two-time former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido will be very interested in tonight’s fight in Las Vegas when old friend WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Nicholas Walters in the main event at the Cosmopolitan.

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“I feel that there is some unfinished business between us and that’s why I,m hoping for a Lomachenko victory. I’m very happy with my win over him, but as a warrior you always want to prove yourself against the best and as he seems to think that he can win a second fight against me, I would like to give him the opportunity to prove it,” said Salido. (more…)

Two-time former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido will be very interested in tonight’s fight in Las Vegas when old friend …


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Flanagan stops Cruz in eight to retain WBO lightweight title

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Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over lackluster challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-5-1, 13 KOs).on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Flanagan pressed the action, while the much smaller Cruz was pretty much in survival mode from the get-go. Flanagan finally dropped Cruz twice in round eight to end the non-competitive contest. Time was :43.

In the U.S. market, the fight will air tonight on beIN Sports en Español on a delayed basis. The telecast starts at 11PM ET / 8PM PT.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over …


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Carson Jones does it again

Super welterweight Carson Jones has been a regular on the British boxing scene in recent years, often putting on strong performances. He narrowly lost a majority decision to current IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook in 2012, then knocked out jr middleweight contender Brian Rose last year.

On Saturday night at Wembley Arena in London, Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) did it again, scoring a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten Ben Hall (9-1-1, 2 KOs). Jones, who hails from Oklahoma City, gave Hall all he could handle and got the win when Hall’s corner pulled their man out due to a shoulder injury. With the win, Jones claimed the vacant WBC International Silver super welterweight title.

In other action, unbeaten super lightweight Ohara Davies (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Andrea Scarpa (20-3, 10 KOs) to take Scarpa’s WBC Silver title. Scores were 120-108 on all three cards.

Super welterweight Carson Jones has been a regular on the British boxing scene in recent years, often putting on strong …


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Q&A: Andrea Scarpa

By Marco Bratusch

Tonight at SSE Wembley Arena, across from the historic Wembley stadium, London (UK), WBC Silver junior welterweight titleholder Andrea Scarpa (20-2, 10 KOs) will defend his belt for the first time against 24-year-old hot prospect Ohara Davies (13-0, 11 KOs). The fight will top a Eddie Hearn Matchroom Boxing promoted boxing night which will feature thirteen professional bouts, including London 2012 Olympic gold medal Katie Taylor’s pro debut and British junior lightweight champion Martin Joseph Ward (15-0-2, 8 KOs)’s first defense against Scottish southpaw Ronnie Clark (17-3-2, 10 KOs). Sky will broadcast the televised bouts live in the United Kingdom beginning at 8:00 PM, while in Italy they will be watchable live on Fox Sports Plus (channel 205 of Sky bouquet), starting at 9:00 PM, local time.

Fightnews.com has spoken with Scarpa, trading some considerations with the gangly 29-year-old hitter who lives in Turin by way of Foggia, southern Italy. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch Tonight at SSE Wembley Arena, across from the historic Wembley stadium, London (UK), WBC Silver junior welterweight …



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Japan Update: Tyson Koki dethrones OPBF 160lb champ Dwight Ritchie

By Joe Koizumi

A quintuple title promotion was staged by Muto Promotions on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Japanese 6’3” southpaw Tyson Koki (11-2-2, 10 KOs) impressively captured the OPBF middleweight belt by upsetting Australian defending champ Dwight Richie (14-1-4NC, one KO) by a unanimous decision (116-111 twice, 115-112) over twelve heats. Koki sent the champ to the canvas with a southpaw left hand midway in round eight to confirm his victory.

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Photo: Boxing Beat

Unheralded Yutaka Oishi (14-5, 7 KOs) wrested the OPBF super-welterweight belt as he was awarded a technical decision over defending champ Takayuki Hosokawa (28-11-5, 9 KOs) because of the defending champ’s bad gash midway in the eleventh round. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi A quintuple title promotion was staged by Muto Promotions on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Japanese 6’3” southpaw …


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Video Interview: Shannon Briggs

Got a spare hour and forty-five minutes? Good. Now sit back and get ready for a long form dose of former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs.

Got a spare hour and forty-five minutes? Good. Now sit back and get ready for a long form dose of …


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Weights from Bedford, Ohio

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Thomas Mattice 134 vs. Elisio Cruz Sesma 134.5
Daywaun Roseberry 147 vs. Istvan Dernanecz 142.5
Antonio Nieves 120.5 vs. Sziveszter Ajtai 120.5
Montana Love 138.5 vs. Cordarrius Mann ?
Ray Edwards 254.5 vs. Keenan Hickman 237.5
Alante Green 231 vs. Ray Murray 205
Jose Rodriguez Jr. 156 vs. William Davis 154.5
Khali Thorn 151.5 vs. Matt Haynes 154.5

Promoter: Gatekeeper Promotions
Venue: Firebird Athletic Center

By Kurt Wolfheimer Thomas Mattice 134 vs. Elisio Cruz Sesma 134.5 Daywaun Roseberry 147 vs. Istvan Dernanecz 142.5 Antonio Nieves …


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Weights from Seoul, South Korea

Muhammad Waseem 111.7 vs. Giemel Magramo Giemel 111.5
(WBC Silver Flyweight title)

Venue: Gwanakgu Hall Seoul, South Korea
Promoter: Andy Kim of AK Promotions

Muhammad Waseem 111.7 vs. Giemel Magramo Giemel 111.5 (WBC Silver Flyweight title) Venue: Gwanakgu Hall Seoul, South Korea Promoter: Andy …


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Weights from Chiriqui, Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Bryan De Gracia 126 vs Gilberto Cortez 126
(WBA Fedebol Featherweight title)
Galindo Cardenas 130 vs Daniel Miranda 130
Jordan Reyes 170 vs Gilberto Flores (MEX) 168
Edgar Valencia 118 vs Iván Trejos 118
Wilson Silva 154.50 vs Néstor Del Cid 158
Gilmer Baules 128 vs Nelson Guillén 130
John Hibbert 151.25 vs Alvin Cedeño 153
Leonardo Puente 121 vs Ismael Santos 123

Venue: Gimnasio La Basita de Pandeportes en David
Promoter: Promociones del Istmo
TV: TV MAX 9

By Gabriel F. Cordero Bryan De Gracia 126 vs Gilberto Cortez 126 (WBA Fedebol Featherweight title) Galindo Cardenas 130 vs …


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Stiverne ready for Povetkin: A ring is a ring, no issue at all going to Russia

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s), will battle #1 ranked contender Alexander Povetkin, (30-1-0, 22 KO’s) on Saturday, December 17 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The winner of their highly anticipated clash will be the interim champion and mandatory challenger to current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Currently ranked #2 by the WBC, Stiverne is deep in training at his home gym in Las Vegas, the Mayweather Boxing Club under the watchful eye of longtime trainer Don House.

“I feel great, this fight has been in the making for a while so I’ve been here training at home,” said the Haitian born Stiverne. (more…)

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s), will battle #1 ranked contender Alexander Povetkin, (30-1-0, …


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Lomachenko, Walters make weight

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Vasyl Lomachenko 130 vs. Nicholas Walters 129.5
(WBO super featherweight title)

Konstantin Ponomarev 148.5 vs. Silverio Ortiz 148.5
Trevor McCumby 172.25 vs. Donovan George 175
Fernando Carcamo 146.5 vs. Juan Ruiz 146.75
Maxim Dadashev 140.2 vs. Efrain Cruz 140.2

Venue: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Tank
TV: HBO

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Vasyl Lomachenko 130 vs. Nicholas Walters 129.5 (WBO super featherweight title) Konstantin Ponomarev 148.5 …


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Weights from Connecticut

Virgilijus Stapulionis 154 vs Patrick Day 154
Cassius Chaney 242.7 vs Carlos Sandoval 251
Madiyar Ashkeyev 154 vs Marcus Beckford 155
Rodrigo Almeida 179 vs Reinaldo Graceski 174
Vaughn Alexander 159.5 vs Antonio Fernandes 159.5
Ernesto Ornelas 123 vs Kevin Asmat 123
Jesus Gonzalez 118 vs Josh Crespo 126
Enriko Gogokhia 154 vs Roberto Yong 155.5
Tracey Johnson 196 vs Kennedy Katende 196

Promoter: Main Events
Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut

Virgilijus Stapulionis 154 vs Patrick Day 154 Cassius Chaney 242.7 vs Carlos Sandoval 251 Madiyar Ashkeyev 154 vs Marcus Beckford …


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Weights from Torreon

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By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Ibeth Zamora 108 vs Nina Stojanovic 107.50
WBC light flyweight world title
WBC Diamond eliminator Tournament

Jose Lopez 140 vs Shoki Sakai 138

Venue: Auditorio Municipal de Torreon
Promoter:Promociones del Pueblo
TV:Televisa

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By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Ibeth Zamora 108 vs Nina Stojanovic 107.50 WBC light flyweight world title WBC Diamond …


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Lucian Bute to pay $50,000 to WBC Clean Boxing Program

A settlement has been reached between Lucian Bute and the District of Columbia Athletic Commission, several months after an initial anti-doping test result was announcement regarding traces of Ostarin found in Bute’s urine samples this past May.

Following the World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight world title bout between defending champion Badou Jack and challenger Bute, which ended in a draw, a positive test result was announced to the general surprise of Bute.

Since then, however, in-depth analyses has demonstrated beyond all doubt that this result was due to contamination of nutritional supplements, prescribed by Bute’s conditioning trainer and created by a laboratory in California. (more…)

A settlement has been reached between Lucian Bute and the District of Columbia Athletic Commission, several months after an initial …


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George upsets Hammond for Commonwealth 147 lb belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a major upset, Australian 147 pounder Kris George (12-1, 6 KOs) clearly outpointed fellow Aussie and London 2012 Olympian, Cameron Hammond (16-1, 8 KOs) to capture the vacant Commonwealth welterweight championship on Friday in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Scores 117-111, 119-109, 116-111.

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing In a major upset, Australian 147 pounder Kris George (12-1, 6 KOs) clearly …


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Haye-Bellew grudge match is on for March 4

David Haye and Tony Bellew will clash in a Heavyweight blockbuster at The O2 in London on March 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The big-hitting pair will finally settle their differences in the ring having clashed explosively on Sky Sports in Liverpool in October when Bellew defended his WBC World Cruiserweight title against BJ Flores, with the Liverpool star calling Haye out after knocking Flores out. Haye and Bellew exchanged angry words and had to be separated by security – but on March 4 there will be no parting them.

“The public demand for me to violently knock out Tony ‘The Bell-End’ Bellew was simply too strong,” said Haye. “The country is fed up of his constant yapping. Even in his home town of Liverpool, I would be stopped in the street by people begging me to spectacularly send him into retirement. Bellew is completely delusional if he thinks he can beat me. He still thinks he’s on the set of Creed and there will be some kind of Rocky style happy ending. But come March 4th at The 02 in London I will bring reality crashing down on him.

“I’ve earned my credentials the hard way inside the ring, not on film sets. There will be no second takes, no stunt men taking the blows and no flashing lights on the red carpet, the only lights Bellew will see are those of the spot lights shining down on him when he wakes up from his nap on the canvas.” (more…)

David Haye and Tony Bellew will clash in a Heavyweight blockbuster at The O2 in London on March 4, live …


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Flanagan, Cruz make weight

Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (31-0, 12 KOs) and challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-4-1, 13 KOs).made weight on Friday for their world title clash tomorrow night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Flanagan and Cruz both scaled in at 134.8 pounds.

The promoter for the card is Boxing Hall of Famer Frank Warren and BoxNation will televise in the UK.

Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (31-0, 12 KOs) and challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-4-1, 13 KOs).made weight …


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Dunn and Caparello triumph

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBC #6, WBO #7, IBF #8, WBA #14 168-pounder Zac Dunn (23-0, 18 KOs) outworked Englishman Liam Cameron (19-5, 7 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth title over twelve rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Scores were 117-111, 115-113, 116-112

Former world light heavyweight challenger Blake Caparello (24-2-1, 8 KOs) stopped Ricky Torres (26-8-1) in round one of scheduled eight. Referee Tony Marretta crowned Caparello at 2:45. Caparello’s only losses to Sergey Kovalev in 2014 who he dropped, and Andre Dirrell in 2016.

In other action, cruiserweight Mark Flanagan (21-4, 14 KOs) stopped Orlando Farias (31-16) in round two of a scheduled ten to capture the WBA Oceania title. Referee Tony Marretta called it off at 1:47.

WBA #7 140-pounder Czar Amonsot (33-3-3, 21 KOs) stopped Yuthapol Sudnongbua (23-1) in round seven of a scheduled ten to retain the WBA Oceania belt. The referee crowned Amonsot at 1:37.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBC #6, WBO #7, IBF #8, WBA #14 168-pounder Zac Dunn (23-0, 18 …


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Sad to hear that former heavyweight contender Alex “The Destroyer” Stewart passed away suddenly last week from a blood clot in his lung. He was just 52. Stewart was a very exciting big puncher, scoring 40 KOs among his 43 wins. He fought Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Michael Moorer among others.
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No recent updates to report on the status on super middleweight Eddy Gutknecht, who was placed in an induced coma after he collapsed following a decision loss to George Groves last Friday in London.
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Today only, $75 tix are “buy one, get one free” for Main Events’ show on Saturday night at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Use offer code: RISINGSTARS. Super welterweights Virgilijus “The Terminator” Stapulionis (18-3-1, 13 KOs) and Patrick Day (12-2-1, 6 KOs) meet in the main event.
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Also there are Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts for tix to the January 14 Showtime event at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, NY, featuring the WBC/IBF super middleweight unification between Badou Jack and James DeGale, as well as IBF jr lightweight champ Jose Pedraza defending his world title against Gervonta Davis. Use offer code: JAB

Sad to hear that former heavyweight contender Alex “The Destroyer” Stewart passed away suddenly last week from a blood clot …


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Hutchinson defeats Vargas in Pittsburgh

By Shea Smith

An enthusiastic large crowd gathered Thanksgiving Eve for Pinnacle Boxing Championships’ Fall Pro/Am show at the throwback Teamster Temple venue in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. The nearby Conn-Greb Boxing Club had the most dominant presence on the card with 7 fighters (three amateur and four pro).

In the main event, super lightweight Bill Hutchinson (10-2-4, 5 KOs) faced off against late sub Jairo Fernandez Vargas (6-1, 5 KOs) from Mechanicsville, Virginia, by way of Mexico. Upon closer look at Vargas’s record, it appeared to have been padded mostly against debuts. Regardless, Vargas came to fight and snapped the jab well all night. However it wasn’t enough to tame the never tiring Hutchinson. Hutchinson used solid feints and body shots to back Vargas up throughout the contest. Hitchinson’s swarming pressure and punch output earned himself a UD victory. (more…)

By Shea Smith An enthusiastic large crowd gathered Thanksgiving Eve for Pinnacle Boxing Championships’ Fall Pro/Am show at the throwback …


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Mattice and Nieves headline Saturday

Local pride will be on the line as Cleveland’s Thomas Williams (5-0, 4 KOs) and world rated Antonio “Carita” Nieves (16-0-2, 8 KOs) battle it out in separate bouts on the blockbuster card at the Firebird Athletic Center in Bedford, Ohio.

In the main event promoted by Chuck Bayley’s Gatekeeper Promotions, will be Cleveland lightweight Thomas Williams (5-0, 4KO’s), who will take on by far his toughest opponent to date in Mexico’s Eliseo Cruz “Lobo” Sesma (9-2-1, 6 KOs) in a six-round contest. “It feels awesome to be fighting back home near Cleveland for the first time in my professional career. Camp has been wonderful. We have been sparring three times a week and I wish I was fighting tonight,” stated Williams. “We have a good game plan for the fight against Sesma, but I am ready to adjust to whatever he brings to the table. We are ready for war on Saturday night.” (more…)

Local pride will be on the line as Cleveland’s Thomas Williams (5-0, 4 KOs) and world rated Antonio “Carita” Nieves …


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WBO #2 Horn targets Pacquiao in 2017

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #2 welterweight Jeff Horn (15-0-1, 10 KOs) could set-up a WBO title shot against world champion Manny Pacquiao in 2017 if he defeats WBO #8 Ali Funeka (39-5-3, 31 KOs) at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand on December 10 in an undercard fight to the vacant WBO heavyweight championship bout featuring WBO #1 Joseph Parker against WBO #3 Andy Ruiz. Horn was impressive in his most recent contest in October when he performed a boxing clinic against Rico Mueller stopping the game and durable German in nine rounds. Funeka stopped Justice Addy in three rounds in July and challenged for the IBF 135 pound title in 2009 losing a close decision to Nate Campbell and a draw against Joan Guzman.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum will be sitting ringside on December 10 with Duco Events promoters Dean Lonergan and David Higgins and if Jeff Horn is impressive against Ali Funeka the former London Olympian could be considered as a challenger for Manny Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title in 2017. “Jeff Horn is a really good fighter,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “Horn belongs in the top echelon of the division. He has to perform well on December 10 and I can then evaluate him based on the other welterweights.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #2 welterweight Jeff Horn (15-0-1, 10 KOs) could set-up a WBO title …


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Flanagan-Cruz final press conference

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Photo: Frank Warren Promotions

This Saturday at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, WBO lightweight boss Terry Flanagan is promising to provide a refresher to anyone who doubts his standing as the planet’s premier 135lb prizefighter, writes Glynn Evans.

The 27 year old ‘Turbo’ from Ancoats, Manchester is acutely aware that he dipped beneath the lofty standards he sets himself when he plodded past veteran South African spoiler Mzonke Fana in a 12 round snoozer in the Welsh capital last summer.

But he intends to settle his debt to Welsh fight fans with interest this weekend.

‘I’ve been given a second chance to show Cardiff exactly what I’m about; an exciting southpaw, the best fighter on a good bill, the world’s best lightweight,’ says the 5ft 9 ½ in southpaw who makes a fourth defence of his belt against Puerto Rico’s Orlando Cruz, the world’s only openly ‘gay’ professional boxer. (more…)

Photo: Frank Warren Promotions This Saturday at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, WBO lightweight boss Terry Flanagan is promising to provide a …




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