Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

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WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. May 6

It’s official. Golden Boy Promotions today announced that Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) is on for May 6, Cinco de Mayo weekend, on HBO PPV. The 12-rounder will be contested at a maximum of 164.5 pounds. Details regarding venue and an international press tour will be announced soon.

Canelo Alvarez: “I’m excited to announce my fight against Julio César Chávez, Jr. and confirm that I will be prepared, like I’ve been throughout my career, to give a great fight. I want to remind you that when two Mexican fighters face-off, a spectacular show is guaranteed, and I can assure you that May 6 will be no exception especially during the Cinco de Mayo festivities. Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day in September are important dates for us Mexicans, and I’m expecting a great night for boxing and the whole world.”

Julio César Chávez, Jr: “I dedicate this fight to Mexico. I’m going to win, but my country will too because this is the fight that boxing needs.”

It’s official. Golden Boy Promotions today announced that Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 …


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Subway Boxer Mike Lee returns Feb 16

Undefeated light heavyweight Mike Lee, (18-0, 10 KO’s), will return to fight in Southern California for the first time in six years headlining the next installment of the acclaimed Fight Club OC on Thursday, February 16 at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. World ranked #12 by the World Boxing Organization and #13 by the International Boxing Federation, Lee will face an opponent to be announced shortly.

A native of Chicago, Lee now resides full-time in Los Angeles, training at the famed Wild Card West Boxing Gym in Santa Monica, California under the tutelage of trainer Jamal Abdullah. (more…)

Undefeated light heavyweight Mike Lee, (18-0, 10 KO’s), will return to fight in Southern California for the first time in …



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Dimitrenko is the new opponent for Granat

Promoter Erol Ceylan has announced that Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko (38-3, 24 KOs) is the new opponent for unbeaten heavyweight Adrian Granat (14-0, 13 KOs) on March 18 in Malmö, Sweden. Granat was originally slated to face little-known Bogdan Dinu (16-0, 12 KOs). Although coming off a KO loss to current WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in October, Dimitrenko figures to be a tougher opponent.

Promoter Erol Ceylan has announced that Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko (38-3, 24 KOs) is the new opponent for unbeaten heavyweight Adrian …


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Golovkin Focused on Jacobs

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Tom Hogan, K2 Promotions

The Big Drama Show returns to the Big Apple as WBC, WBA “super” and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan will take on WBA “regular” middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, March 18 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden live on HBO PPV. We caught up with “GGG” as he talked about his upcoming showdown with Jacobs.

“It’s an interesting fight. I am excited I think this is a very big fight because Danny is an amazing fighter and Danny wants this fight,” Gennady Golovkin told Fightnews.com “This is my fifth time fighting at Madison Square Garden it’s the Mecca of Boxing,” Golovkin added.

“This is like a homecoming for Gennady because we really built Gennady’s career in New York at Madison Square Garden. It works well with Daniel having his following and being from Brooklyn,” K2 Promotions Tom Loeffler told Fightnews.com (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Tom Hogan, K2 Promotions The Big Drama Show returns to the Big Apple as WBC, WBA …




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Weights from Central Point, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

Mike Wilson 198.6 vs. Aaron Chavers 195.6
Juan Jaramillo 129.2 vs. Rob Diezel 127.1
Justin Milani 195.8 vs. Alberto Rivas 192.5
Victor Morales, Jr. 127.1 vs. Luis Gomez 126.2
DJ Linderman 254.8 vs. Sylvester Barron 222.4
Brandon Maddox 160.4 vs. Rafael Valencia 165

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

By Ricardo Ibarra Mike Wilson 198.6 vs. Aaron Chavers 195.6 Juan Jaramillo 129.2 vs. Rob Diezel 127.1 Justin Milani 195.8 …


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Q&A: Milan Melindo

Barely two months after his impressive win over then IBF #3 light flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. at the Cebu Coliseum, Melindo has already set his sights on his next goal. Even without a final date for a fight against regular IBF World Light Flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi, Melindo hasn’t stopped training since coming back to the gym a week after his Nov. 26 championship fight.

“I didn’t even feel like going on a vacation for the holidays. I know I still have to train harder, I want to train harder”, Melindo added. (more…)

Barely two months after his impressive win over then IBF #3 light flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. at the Cebu Coliseum, …


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Jack, DeGale final press conference

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Super middleweight champions Badou Jack and James DeGale went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their world title unification showdown that headlines action this Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on Showtime.

Badou Jack

“I promise the fans it’s going to be an exciting fight. Don’t blink, because this one could be over quickly. One punch can change the fight.

“I’m fighting another world champion so I know that it’s not going to be easy. No matter what, we’re getting the job done.
(more…)

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Super middleweight champions Badou Jack and James DeGale went face-to-face Thursday at the final press …


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Jack-DeGale WBC officials named

Veteran referee Arthur Mercante Jr. will be the third man in the ring when WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack takes on IBF super middleweight champ James DeGale in Saturday night’s big world title unification clash at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Judges are Glenn Feldman, Julie Lederman, and Steve Weisfeld. WBC supervisor is Chuck Williams.

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Veteran referee Arthur Mercante Jr. will be the third man in the ring when WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack …



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Lara, Foreman make weight


Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Erislandy Lara 154 vs Yuri Foreman 153.2
(WBA super world welterweight title)

Anthony Dirrell 169.8 vs Norbert Nemesapati 168
Miguel Cruz 146 vs Alex Martin 146.8
Juan Carlos Payano 119 vs Isao Gonzalo Carranza 118.4
Dennis Galarza 135.2 vs Edgardo Rivera 134.4
Robert Daniels Jr. 180.8 vs Antonio Alicea 179.2

Promoter: Warriors Boxing Promotions
Venue: Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, Florida
TV: Spike

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Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions Erislandy Lara 154 vs Yuri Foreman 153.2 (WBA super world welterweight title) Anthony Dirrell 169.8 …


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Commey parts ways with Sauerland Promotions

World ranked lightweight contender Richard Commey (24-2-0, 22 KOs) has parted ways with Sauerland Promotions, effectively immediately, it was announced today by his manager Michael Amoo-Bediako of Streetwise Management. Sauerland exercised their right to terminate Commey’s contract after he lost a close split decision to Robert Easter in a world title fight last September, then lost a split decision to Denis Shafikov in an eliminator last month.

Amoo-Bediako stated that he has already received many calls in regards to Richard, who is currently rated WBC #10.

World ranked lightweight contender Richard Commey (24-2-0, 22 KOs) has parted ways with Sauerland Promotions, effectively immediately, it was announced …


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Fonfara: I want to prove everyone wrong

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Top light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KO) has released a statement regarding his upcoming plans and 2017 outlook:

Andrzej Fonfara
Photo: Stephanie Trapp for Team Fonfara

“I feel that I’m in the best shape in my life. Always after a loss, I was back stronger. This time will be no different. I cannot wait to be back in the ring and prove everyone wrong – especially those, who already count me out. I have special motivation, I’m working hard and fruits of my labor will be visible very soon. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Top light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KO) has released a statement regarding his upcoming plans …


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Lara: I’m not looking past Yuri Forman

WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara is primed and ready for his world title defense against former world champion Yuri Foreman this Friday on Spike from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami. Here is what Lara had to say about Foreman, training camp with Ronnie Shields and more:

Erislandy Lara
Photo: Hosanna Rull / Team Lara

On facing former world champion Yuri Foreman…

“I’m grateful to Yuri Foreman for accepting this fight. I know he’s hungry to get back in the ring. He wants to prove that he’s still relevant in the super welterweight division. He’s a former world champion who knows what it’s like to win at the elite level. I’m not looking past Yuri Forman, but I’m very confident I’ll be victorious. I feel I’m going to be the superior fighter when we both step in the ring tomorrow night.” (more…)

WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara is primed and ready for his world title defense against former world champion …



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Team Parker pursuing Wilder clash

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

David Higgins of Duco Events, promoter of WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, said the heavyweight division needs to unify but he has had difficulty contacting Al Haymon to discuss details for a clash between Parker and WBC champ Deontay Wilder.

“…we like what Wilder is saying. He is of the same view as us … the heavyweight division needs to unify the champions,” Higgins told Fairfax. “It’s all a matter of risk and reward, but a risky fight is worth it if the circumstances are right.

“The key guy is Al Haymon and we are yet to hear from him in terms of making a deal. So to Al Haymon: If you are serious about Wilder and Joseph, please give us a call.

“It might be that Wilder wants the fight and Haymon doesn’t. But Wilder’s comments were pretty straightforward and I think he deserves credit for wanting to pursue that.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing David Higgins of Duco Events, promoter of WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, said …


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King’s Promotions signs 5-fight Philly deal

Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions has inked a 5-fight deal to stage boxing events at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Those dates, which will be in April, May, June, September and December, and will help make King’s Promotions the busiest promoter on the east coast for the 3rd straight year. Kauffman has also booked at least four dates at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

King’s Promotions 1st date of 2017 will come on Saturday, February 11th at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland. (more…)

Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions has inked a 5-fight deal to stage boxing events at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Those …


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Conlan to make pro debut in NYC

Top Rank will host a press conference next week to announce the professional debut of Ireland’s Olympic herO Michael “Mick” Conlan in New York City. Conlan’s first fight, which will be as a junior featherweight, is set for Friday, March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day — in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

A 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and 2015 World Amateur Champion (Ireland’s only male amateur world champion), Conlan produced one of the most memorable moments during last summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, giving the judges a double-barreled middle-finger salute after getting jobbed out of a victory by them in the bantamweight quarterfinals. He will begin preparing in Los Angeles with trainer Manny Robles this week.

Top Rank will host a press conference next week to announce the professional debut of Ireland’s Olympic herO Michael “Mick” …


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Hooker-Lopez added to Cotto-Kirkland card

Reigning NABO junior welterweight beltholder Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (20-0-3, 14 KOs) will face Mexican knockout specialist Juan Pablo “Che Che” Lopez (29-3, 24 KOs) in a 10-round champion defense on the freeview undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland “The Return” on Saturday, February 25 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

It comes as no surprise since the Dallas-native was on hand when Roc Nation Sports, Miguel Cotto Promotions and the Dallas Cowboys organization officially announced the event in December at the team’s newly minted World Corporate Headquarters.

Reigning NABO junior welterweight beltholder Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (20-0-3, 14 KOs) will face Mexican knockout specialist Juan Pablo “Che …



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NSAC to consider removing marijuana from prohibited substances list

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One of the items on the agenda for Friday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting will be a discussion regarding whether to direct the Executive Director to initiate a regulation project to amend Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) to exclude cannabinoids from the list of Prohibited Substances.

Nevada residents voted to legalize marijuana in the state during the November election and as of January 1, it’s now legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One of the items on the agenda for Friday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting will be …


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Japan update

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat, Joe Koizumi

Ogido draws with Refugio in WBC youth 108lb title bout

The first show in Japan in 2017 took place in Okinawa, where the WBC Youth light-flyweight title bout for the vacant championship was a headliner promoted by Hiranaka Promotions on Sunday (January 8). Okinawan prospect Seita Ogido (11-2-2, 3 KOs), 108, failed to win the vacant WBC Youth belt as he was held to a majority draw (95-95 twice and 94-96 against him) by Filipino youngster Jonathan Refugio (16-5-5, 4 KOs), 108, over ten heats. Ogido took the upper hand in earlier rounds, but Refugio took back the initiative to pile up points in the middle of the contest. Ogido showed his last surge, which wasn’t enough to overcome his early deficits on points. They may deserve a rematch with the same belt on the line.

36-year-old Japanese veteran Go Onaga (27-3-3, 18 KOs), 115, surprisingly hit the deck in the first round, but fought back en route to a split draw (77-75, 75-76, 75-75) over eight see-saw rounds. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat, Joe Koizumi Ogido draws with Refugio in WBC youth 108lb title bout The …


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Wach injured, Kabayel will now face Hubeaux for Euro heavyweight title

Heavyweight Mariusz Wach of Poland has pulled out of his February 4 EBU championship fight due to an injury. As a result, unbeaten German Agit Kabayel (15-0, 12 KOs) will now face Belgian Herve “Double Axe” Hubeaux (26-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant European title. The SES Boxing event will take place at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. MDR will televise in Germany.

Photo: SES Boxing

Heavyweight Mariusz Wach of Poland has pulled out of his February 4 EBU championship fight due to an injury. As …


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Oscar tells Junior to sign for Canelo fight

Word is Golden Boy has upped their offer to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Promoter Oscar de la Hoya urged Junior to take the fight via Twitter.

Junior’s response:

Word is Golden Boy has upped their offer to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Promoter Oscar …


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Boxing starts in Panama on February 18

By Gabriel F. Cordero

World ranked and WBA Fedecaribe featherweight champion Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (20-0-1, 16 KOs) and Jonathan “Terry” Arenas (18-2, 12 KOs) will face off on February 16 on the first Panamanian boxing night of 2017 organized by the local company Promociones y Eventos del Istmo in Panama City. De Gracia, 23, is #7 in the WBA featherweight ratings and has fought 17 fights since 2013 while Arenas, 29, has had only three fights during that span.

By Gabriel F. Cordero World ranked and WBA Fedecaribe featherweight champion Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (20-0-1, 16 KOs) and …


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Golovkin, Jacobs LA Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/K2 Promotions

WBC, WBA “super” and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan and WBA “regular” middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York continued their press conference tour Wednesday afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. Golovkin and Jacobs square off Saturday, March 18 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden live on HBO PPV.

Opening up the press conference was K2 Promotions Tom Loeffler.

“This is the fight to see who the best middleweight in the world. It’s a great matchup,” Loeffler said. “March 18 there will be fireworks,” Loeffler promised. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/K2 Promotions WBC, WBA “super” and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, …


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WBO champ Hawton wants to fight on Pacquiao vs Horn show

Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Farax Photography

WBO light flyweight champion Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton (7-0, 3 KOs) talked to Fightnews and said she is looking forward to her boxing idol WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s (59-6-2, 38 KOs) title defense against Jeff Horn (16-0, 11 KOs). The card will be in Australia, though the venue where the fight will be contested hasn’t been finalized.

“The Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn is the biggest news for Australian boxing and will go down in history as this country’s biggest fight,” said Hawton. “Id love to be on that card fighting alongside Manny in my country of Australia and it would truly be a dream come true. I am dubbed the female Pacquiao and I am Australian-Filipino defending the same WBO organisation title. Also I’m Australia’s only current WBO World Champ. I need that break to be seen around the world. I hope Top Rank and Duco Events will give me that opportunity.” (more…)

Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Farax Photography WBO light flyweight champion Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton (7-0, 3 …


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Jack-DeGale Media Workout Quotes

Fight week activities officially began today with media workouts at the brand new Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn before the WBC/IBF super middleweight title unification showdown between Badou Jack and James DeGale that headlines action this Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on Showtime.

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

Badou Jack: “I’m going in there to break him down. I’m going to be the better fighter. If I get an opportunity to land something that can change the fight, I’m going to take my chance…I believe I can knock anybody out who gets in the ring with me. If you don’t believe that in yourself, then you’re in the wrong sport. I’m not expecting an easy fight, but I’ll do whatever it takes to win.

James DeGale: “Movement, speed and angles are my keys. If I’m focused and take no rounds off, that should do it. It will do it. Anything can happen in boxing, but I’m too prepared for this…I look at Badou Jack, and even though he’s been getting better, I think I’m a much better fighter. He’s very high quality and I have to be on my game. It’s going to be a great fight, but I will be victorious.” (more…)

Fight week activities officially began today with media workouts at the brand new Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn before the WBC/IBF …


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Lara-Foreman Final Press Conference

Super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara and former world champion Yuri Foreman met face to face Wednesday as they hosted the final press conference before they enter the ring in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike this Friday from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami.

Photo: Eduardo Maldonado/Warriors Boxing

Erislandy Lara: “Yuri Foreman is a great fighter and a very smart fighter. I am also a very smart fighter, so Friday night we’re going to find out who is the smarter one in the ring…I feel great. I’m in great shape and feel very strong. I’m ready to fight right now. I just want the bell to ring.”

Yuri Foreman: “Erislandy Lara is a great fighter, but me being from the Soviet Union, I’m very familiar with Cuban boxing and have quite a bit of experience with their style, so I’m looking forward to stepping in and showcasing my talents and skills…being a rabbi, it is sometimes very interesting to mix that with fighting, but Friday night I won’t be in rabbi mode. I will be all fighter. We are going to show skills and heart and power on Friday night.” (more…)

Super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara and former world champion Yuri Foreman met face to face Wednesday as they hosted …


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Kings Promotions inks Booth, Aguero

Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions has signed junior welterweight prospect Clarence Booth and undefeated bantamweight Dagoberto Aguero to promotional contracts. “These are two quality fighters that we are excited to add to the King’s Promotions roster,” said CEO of King’s Promotions, Marshall Kauffman. “They both have big upsides and we are eager to keep them active and get them into big fights, which will come sooner rather then later.”

Booth of Saint Petersburg, Florida has a record of 14-2 with 7 knockouts. He’s a regular sparring partner to undefeated WBA Welterweight champion Keith Thurman.

Aguero of San Cristobal, Domincan Republic has a record of 10-0 with 8 knockouts.

Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions has signed junior welterweight prospect Clarence Booth and undefeated bantamweight Dagoberto Aguero to promotional contracts. “These …


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REPORT: Pacquiao-Horn announced for April, venue still undetermined

By David Finger

Well it’s official: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will be fighting Australia’s Jeff Horn, the WBO’s #2 ranked welterweight in April.

What isn’t official yet is if it will be in Horn’s backyard.
Although Brisbane, Australia remains the frontrunner, promoter Bob Arum indicated on Twitter two days ago that he is still open to offers on the location of the fight.

“Offers are coming in from all over the world,” Arum Tweeted on Monday, before the fight was finalized. “Australia, Russia, UK and U.S. What a way to go out.”

Although the Brisbane Times are reporting that “pundits are predicting almost 50,000 could turn up to see the fight” if it were hosted in Brisbane and that Brisbane remains a strong candidate to host the event on April 23rd, Arum again reiterated earlier today that the venue was not a done deal. (more…)

By David Finger Well it’s official: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will be fighting Australia’s Jeff Horn, the WBO’s #2 …


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DiBella: There’s still a major problem in New York boxing

By Matt Richardson

Boxing has essentially been outlawed in New York.

Following a card on August 21, 2016 in Coney Island, Brooklyn there has been a sum total of zero professional boxing cards in the state.

For comparison purposes, New York typically hosts dozens of fight cards a year, ranging from pay-per-view main events at Madison Square Garden to small “club” shows in Long Island and Times Square.

But now, the sound of crickets is pronounced.

What’s behind the eradication of the sport?

Lou DiBella
Photo: Emily Harney

A bill passed last March by the New York state assembly specified new insurance requirements for both boxers and MMA participants. But the $1 million per-fighter policy covering life-threatening brain injuries was particularly arduous. That’s because there was no insurance company willing to provide the coverage (the UFC had a policy they brought with them when finally allowed to do business in New York). And when potential policies came into play, the cost associated with implementing them cost tens of thousands of dollars more than previous ones. (more…)

By Matt Richardson Boxing has essentially been outlawed in New York. Following a card on August 21, 2016 in Coney …


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Olympic gold medalist Yeleussinov signs with Aussie promoter MJA

By David Finger

It goes without saying that Kazakhstan is becoming more familiar to boxing fans thanks to the emergence of Gennady Golovkin as arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. But despite the undeniable success of fighters from Kazakhstan both in the amateurs and as professionals, it seemed oddly difficult to entice those prospects into turning professional. Since 2004 four different Kazak fighters have won Olympic gold in the welterweight division in each of the last four Olympic Games. But none have elected to turn professional.

That is, until now.

Newly formed Australian based MJA Entertainment just jumped out of the gate with a major coup, signing 2016 Gold Medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan. Yeleussinov is one of the most accomplished amateur Kazak fighters in recent memory, having fought in the 2012 London Olympics before coming back in 2016 to win gold. (more…)

By David Finger It goes without saying that Kazakhstan is becoming more familiar to boxing fans thanks to the emergence …


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Mikey Garcia: I Think 2017 Will be Real Big

By Miguel Maravilla

Former two-division world champion “Mikey” Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) of Oxnard, California will look to add another world title as he returns to the ring against WBC lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KOs) of Montenegro. Garcia and Zlaticanin will square off January 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime Championship Boxing. Fightnews.com caught up with “Mikey” as he talked about his upcoming fight.

Photo: Scott Hirano/Showtime

“I feel great and excited. It’s only the beginning. Hopefully it goes well and I become a three-division champion,” Mikey Garcia told Fightnews.com®. “This is a world title fight and I looking to add another title.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Former two-division world champion “Mikey” Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) of Oxnard, California will look to add another …


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Broner-Granados Cincinnati Presser

Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner hosted a press conference in his hometown of Cincinnati Tuesday as he prepares to return home to face hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados on Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University and live on Showtime.

Photo: Eric Lorta

Adrien Broner: “I know that I have what it takes to take over boxing. To do that I need to focus 100 percent on boxing and crafting my skills. That’s my mindset and that’s what I’m focused on…I’ve been on the downside and the upside of boxing, but my name has made it through. I’m not going to take my talent for granted and I’m going to change for the better…it’s great to have Floyd and Mayweather Promotions involved in this event. Floyd has always supported me and I owe him a lot. He’s really been a mentor to me. He’s helped me stay level-headed throughout everything.”

Adrian Granados: “I was in camp with Adrien Broner when he fought Marcos Maidana, so I know him pretty well. I’ve been compared to Maidana, but everyone has their own style. I’m going to get this win my own way…I don’t like going to the judges’ scorecard and fighting in his hometown, I’m going to try to get a knockout. I have to do anything in my power to keep the fight out of the judges’ hands.”

Floyd Mayweather: “I’m proud of Adrien Broner. He’s had a minor setback leading to a major comeback. He’s going to come back better than ever. But he can’t overlook this opponent. You can look up and all of a sudden you’re down.”

Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner hosted a press conference in his hometown of Cincinnati Tuesday as he prepares to …


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Chocolatito on Golovkin-Jacobs PPV

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will defend his world title against former world champion and mandatory challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on the March 18 Golovkin-Jacobs PPV at Madison Square Garden in New York. K2 Promotions manager Tom Loeffler made the announcement Tuesday. The deal for Gonzalez-Sor Rungvisai was finalized over the weekend and the winner is obligated to face Carlos Cuadras.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will defend his world title against former world champion …


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Ringstar inks amateur star

Ringstar Sports, led by longtime Golden Boy boxing executive Richard Schaefer, has signed a promotional agreement with 18-year-old super welterweight amateur standout Money Powell IV, who will turn pro after 83 amateur bouts, including recently participating in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Russia.

“We’re excited to add a young man with the skills, amateur pedigree and demeanor of Money Powell IV and we think he’s going to be a great addition to the Ringstar family,” said Schaefer. “This is an incredibly talented young man who is ambitious and has a great mindset heading into the professional ranks. He has proven to be a winner throughout his amateur career and we believe that his skills, combined with the right promotion, can turn him into a big star in the sport. I know that he wants to be the best and I plan on helping him reach those goals.”

Ringstar Sports, led by longtime Golden Boy boxing executive Richard Schaefer, has signed a promotional agreement with 18-year-old super welterweight …


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