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By Karl Freitag
WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over BJ Flores (32-3-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. After a slow round one, Bellew dropped Flores three times in round two and finished him with another knockdown in round three. Time was 2:11. Flores was game, but Bellew had too much firepower. After the fight, Bellew went at rival David Haye at ringside.
WBC #1 cruiserweight Mairis Briedis (21-0, 17 KOs) scored a third round TKO over previously unbeaten Simon Vallily (9-1, 0 KOs). Briedis dropping Vallily with a body shot in round three and staggered him several times before the bout was waved off. Briedis is the WBC’s mandatory challenger in the division. (more…)
Photos: EC Boxing
In an upset, heavyweight Christian Hammer (20-4, 11 KOs) surprised previously unbeaten heavyweight Erkan Teper (16-1, 10 KOs), taking a split decision on Saturday night at the G 18-Halle in Hamburg, Germany. The 29-year-old Hammer often made Teper miss and connected with his own shots over the second half of the fight to claim the vacant WBO European heavyweight title. Scores were 116-112, 117-112 for Hammer, 115-113 for Teper.
Unbeaten heavyweight Adrian Granat (14-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Franz Rill (13-2, 9 KOs) to claim the IBF International heavyweight title.
Unbeaten featherweight Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over Ryan Walsh (21-2-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant European title on Saturday night at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Ceylan recovered from a flash first round knockdown to score a 115-112, 115-112 score on two cards. Walsh was up 117-112 on the third card.
Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com
In the main event at the 2300 Arena Friday night, North Philly’s Tyrone Brunson, 23-6-2, 22 KOs, and Vineland’s Ismael Garcia, 10-0-2, 4 KOs, engaged in a disappointing draw over eight rounds. The fight, expected to be a dramatic crossroads clash between two fighters in need of a win, turned out not to be so. Throughout most of the fight, Garcia boxed cautiously, while Brunson passively followed him around the ring and put off his heavy-fisted attack. The result was a dissatisfying snoozer with little action.
Garcia, long and lanky, couldn’t help but use his jab and boxing skills to set the careful pace. However, he never stepped up the action when Brunson showed his distaste for battle on this night. Tyrone’s disconnection was a gift to Garcia, but he failed to accept the gimmie.
Brunson appeared to be in a similar mood as Garcia. Usually a life or death brawler, Brunson brought none of his usual fire. He landed solo rights in round three and five, but they failed to put Garcia in danger. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
OPBF featherweight champ Ryo Takenaka (15-3-1, 8 KOs), 125.75, retained his regional belt for the second time when he cautiously fought and earned a unanimous decision (118-110 twice, 119-110) over OPBF#1 Randy Braga (19-2-1, 5 KOs), 125.75, Philippines, over twelve hot frames on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Takenaka was once slated to make this fight in July, but his right hand injury caused a postponement for three months. Takenaka was careful of Braga’s southpaw left hand all the way, and failed to follow up for a stoppage only by keeping his distance. Takenaka was leading on points after the eighth on the open scoring system: 79-74, 78-74 twice. He was in command in the last four sessions to confirm his victory and second defense.
Promoter: Misako Promotions.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Naoki Fukuda
Former OPBF 115-pound champ, now campaigning in the bantam category, Ryo Akaho (28-2-2, 18 KOs), 119.25, very barely eked out a split verdict (95-94, 97-94, 94-95) over unheralded speedster Hiroaki Teshigawara (12-2-2, 6 KOs), 119.25, over ten hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Engaging in his second comeback fight since his failure to win the vacant WBO bantam belt on a second-round demolition at the hand of Pungluang Sor Singyu in Thailand in August of the previous year, Akaho had a very tough time coping with the upcoming novice handled by ex-world 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima. The taller upright stylist Teshigawara was in command in the first half thanks to his superior hand speed that really befuddled the prefight favorite Akaho. The more experienced Akaho, however, desperately tried to turn the tide from the eighth and was fortunately awarded a split duke despite a penalization due to his repeated low blow in the final session. Teshigawara may be worth watching, though he needs more physical power and stamina.
Promoter: Yokohama Hikari Promotions.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Naoki Fukuda
Former WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (24-1-1, 20 KOs) announced on Wednesday that he would go on fighting and face Jezreel Corrales to avenge his last and sole defeat in his career via unexpected second-round knockout in the end of this year. The 36-year-old Japanese veteran had registered eleven defenses, but suffered a shocker with the Panamanian southpaw’s opening attack this April. Uchiyama said, “I am eager to regain my belt since I was careless in the first encounter.” If successful, he will be the oldest world champ ever produced in Japan. Time will tell.
By Matt Thompson
Undefeated super bantamweight prospect TJ Doheney (15-0, 10 KOs) – ranked #8 by the WBA and #14 by IBF – returns to the ring tonight against grizzled Mexican veteran Ernesto Guerrero (22-19, 15 KOs) in the eight-round main event of Murphys Boxing’s Halloween “Monster Brawl III” at the Memorial Hall in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Doheney, who was raised in Ireland, has spent the majority of his professional career living and training in Australia but has decided that in order to further his career, a move to the U.S. was the logical step. (more…)
By Ricardo Ibarra
Patrick Ferguson 199.2 vs. Leo Bercier 220
Austin Arnett 154.8 vs. Daryl Gardner 154.8
Erick Hempstead 257 vs. Warren Brocky*
Megan Martin* vs. Wendy Tony 135
Laramie Scott 204.2 vs. Merle SiJohn 221.6
Cedrick Hughie 234 vs. John Villaro 237.8
Andrew Whitfield 170 vs. Dorian Pongah*
*Had not arrived yet at weigh-in time, will weigh-in later today.
Promoter: Beat Boxing Promotions
Venue: Clearwater River Casino, Lewiston, Idaho
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming the rescue of his ex-enemy Adrien Broner … taking the boxing star into his home after Adrien’s Internet suicide scare … TMZ Sports has learned. Floyd’s reps tell us Mayweather saw the post, and reached out to Adrien, inviting him to crash in his Vegas mansion until AB is feeling better.
“Floyd is taking care of Adrien” … says the rep. Looks like the healing has already begun … the two men hit up the Lakers game in Sin City Thursday night … and were tooling all over the strip in Floyd’s million dollar Bugatti.
Adrien has deleted the super scary message from his social media … and looks like he’s having a good time … which is great to see.
Photos: Damon Gonzalez
Mexican super flyweight Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (15-3, 4 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s David Quijano (16-7-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round rematch for Rodriguez’ WBO Latin jr. bantamweight title on Friday night at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 98-92. Rodriguez previously defeated Quijano by UD in June.
A bantamweight clash between Joebert “Little Pac Man” Alvarez and Edwin “Puto” Rodriguez was cancelled at the last minute. “Joebert got food poisoning and was throwing up,” promoter Tuto Zabala told Fightnews.com. “The Commision doctor didn’t allow him to fight.”
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
WBO #3, IBF #5 lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. (35-1-1, 27 KOs) won his third fight of the year with a third round TKO over Alan Herrera (34-9, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Felix dropped Herrera in round three, then got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Referee Raul Caiz waved it off at 1:42.
Unbeaten WBO #12 welterweight and 2008/2012 Olympian Egis “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (15-0, 12 KOs) of Lithuania had to work hard to win an eight round unanimous decision over Las Vegas journeyman Cameron Krael (8-12-2, 1 KO). Scores were 77-75 across the board.
Unbeaten Russian super lightweight Maxim Dadashev (4-0, 3 KOs) outpointed journeyman Eddie Diaz (2-6-2, 0 KOs) over six one-sided rounds. Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 60-53.
By John DiSanto at ringside
Junior middleweights Ismael Garcia, 10-0-1, 4 KOs, and Tyrone Brunson, 23-6-2, 22 KOs, fought to an eight round draw in the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. Scores were 78-74 Brunson, 78-74 Garcia and 76-76.
In the 8-round co-feature bout, junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, won an eight round unanimous decision over Orlando Rizo, 19-8, 11 KOs. Farmer was penalized twice for low blows, but otherwise controlled the action. Scores were 78-72 twice and 77-73.
In the walkout bout, Mile Reed remained undefeated, 20-0, 12 KOs, with a 6th round TKO of Jose Herrera, 21-6-1, 13 KOs. Reed dropped him in the sixth and Herrera’s corner stop the fight. The time was 3:00.
Tomoki Kameda 123 vs. Edgar Alfredo Martínez 122
Anabel Ortiz 104.8 vs. Deborah Rengifo 105
(WBA female minimumweight title)
Alejandro González 124 vs. Juan José Rodríguez 123
Venue: Gimnasio G2, Iztapalapa, Mexico City
TV: Azteca 7, Azteca América, Beinsports
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Pedro Guevara 108 vs. Jerry Tomogdan 106
Edgar Puerta 131 vs. Jairo Lopez 135
Karim Arce 114.4 vs. Jairo Gutiérrez 114.4
Venue: Centro de Usos Múltiples, Mazatlan, Mexico
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Underdogs Steve Jamoye and Ahmed El Hamwi capture titles defeating the local favorites Jean Pierre Bauwens and Meriton Karaxha.
Steve Jamoye bounced back from 2 consecutive defeats to win a unanimous decision in a bloody war against local star Jean Pierre Bauwens. It was scored 97-94, 97-93 and a close 96-95.
Jamoye had a flying start having Bauwens against the ropes and under pressure in the opening round. Jamoye continued to have Bauwens at the receiving end for the next couple of rounds. Bauwens was cut from an accidental headbutt in round 5. The tide changed in the 7 when Bauwens almost knocked Jamoye out with a left uppercut. Jamoye managed to survive the scare and moments later had Bauwens in trouble. At the end a splendid 7th round Bauwens caught Jamoye again but too late in the round. Jamoye bounced back to win the 8th but seemingly very tired was in trouble again in round 9. Jamoye won the BeNeLux superlightweight title.
The other upset of the night saw Belgian licensed Frenchman Ahmed El Hamwi dropping Meriton Karaxha in round 9 and decisively outpoint him by scores of 97-92, 96-93 and 98-91 to win the vacant Belgian superlightweight title.
On the undercard Sasha Yengoyan was exposed by experienced Giuseppe Lauri and had to go the full 8 rounds. The at times wild swinging Yengoyan dropped Lauri in round 2 and 7 but could not stop him.
Former WBC International Silver and WBC Francophone champion Islam Teffahi easily outpointed Hussain Ghulian. Amine Boucetta outpointed Tibor Laczo over 4 rounds and the revelation of the night was Denis Rosescu who knocked out Tony Bilic in the 1st.
Tony Bellew 199.25 vs. BJ Flores 199.2
(WBC cruiserweight title)
Luke Campbell 134.3 vs. Derry Mathews 134.5
Ryan Burnett 117.3 vs. Ryan Farrag 117.2
Sean Dodd 134 vs. Francesco Patera 133.3
Tom Farrell 139.4 vs. Farid Hakimi 139.25
Mairis Briedis 201.6 vs. Simon Vallily 199.5
Rocky Fielding 172.25 vs. Istvan Zeller 166.1
Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
TV: Sky Sports (UK), no USA TV
Tony Bellew says B.J. Flores is a danger to his WBC World Cruiserweight crown as the challenger is in the last chance saloon – but vowed to KO him in the first defence of his strap at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.
Bellew landed the strap with a brutal KO win in May over Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park in a fight that he said was his final crack at landing a World crown after two failed attempts at Light-Heavyweight.
Flores’ only two losses have come on points in World title clashes – Danny Green for the IBO crown in November 2010 and Beibut Shumenov for the interim WBA Strap in July 2015. The 37 year old has admitted that defeat would all but spell the end of his ambitions at the elite level, and although Bellew knows that feeling all too well, he’s ready to use his ‘freaky power’ to destroy the dreams of ‘El Peligroso’. (more…)
It was a good day to be a fighter from Orange County as two local prospect scored nice victories in front of a near capacity crowd of 1,243 inside The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
Running his record to 5-0, but losing his KO streak at four, Westminster featherweight Humberto ‘Filly’ Rubalcava scored a UD win over very game Jose Fabian Naranjo who drops to 3-4.
Training out of the La Habra Boxing Club and under the guidance of Dave Martinez, lightweight Israel Mercado made his pro debut a winning one by stopping 0-1 Phillip Percy who did not come out for the third round.
In a bout that went the distance Laguna Hill’s Justin Governale lost a close decision split decision to 6-1 Jordan Winski out of Wisconsin.
The fight of the night which saw close to $100 thrown into the ring, Abel Sanchez trained Ruslan Madiyev scored a UD over a very solid Baltazar Ramirez. Ramirez was cut in the second round and bled the entire bout but gave as much as he took. Madiyev improves to 8-0 and Ramirez drops to 3-2.
The final Fight Club OC show of 2016 is Thursday, December 8th with tickets at www.fightcluboc.com.
NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will defend his junior welterweight title against Darleys Perez (33-2-1, 21 KOs) in a ten-round bouton the televised undercard of Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” on Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View.
“I want to thank my team at Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Roc Nation Sports and HBO for giving me the opportunity to show the world a ‘Mighty Mo’ performance on the undercard of the ‘Fight of the Year’,” said Hooker. “For my part, I promise to put on a show for the fans in Las Vegas and the Pay-Per-View audience at home. No one punches like me. It’s going to be lights out.” (more…)
Photo: Photo Wende
Dennis Ceylan 125.5 vs Ryan Walsh 125.9
Rashid Kassem 134.9 vs Joe Murray 133.6
Abdul Khattab 161.8 vs Bartlomiej Grafka 160.5
Dina Thorslund 122.1 vs Oksana Romanova 123.2
Mikkel Nielsem 153.2 vs Andrei Dolhozhyieu 149.5
Patrica Berghult 138.2 vs Lela Terashvili 137.8
Promoter Team Sauerland
Venue Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
In a major upset, Australian 168 pounder Renold Quinlan (11-1, 7KOs) stopped former IBF/WBA 160 pound champion, Daniel Geale (31-5, 16 KOs) in round two of a scheduled twelve round IBO world title bout at the Silverdome basketball stadium, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia on Friday. Referee Gary Ingraham crowned Quinlan at 1:14.
Geale was stopped by Miguel Cotto in four rounds in 2015 and Gennady Golovkin stopped Geale in three rounds in 2014. Geale captured the IBF middleweight title in 2011 by defeating Sebastian Sylvester and in 2012 captured the WBA crown by outscoring Felix Sturm in Germany
10rds, superlightweight: Jean Pierre Bauwens, 63.2 versus Steve Jamoye, 63.3
Scoring referee: Toni Tiberi (Lux), judges: Gerard Stuyfzand (Nl) and Alain Hemeleers (Bel)
Vacant BeNeLux superlightweight title
10rds, superlightweight: Meriton Karaxha, 62.4 versus Ahmed El Hamwi, 63.3
Referee: Daniel Van de Wiele, judges: Philippe Verbeke, Olena Pobyvailo and Flor Vandeverre.
Supervisor: Marie-Noëlle Franck
Vacant Belgian superlightweight title
8rds, superwelterweight: Sasha Yengoyan, 70.6 versus Giuseppe Lauri, 70.5
6rds, lightheavyweight: Denis Rosescu, 80.5 versus Toni Bilic, 89.7
6rds, superwelterweight: Islam Teffahi, 71.0 versus Houssain Ghulian, 69.5
4rds, cruiserweight: Amine Boucetta, 88.5 versus Tibor Laczo, 91.2
Promoter : Claude Van den Heede
Topsporthal Vlaanderen, Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
First bell @ 7pm
Live coverage on Sport 40 @ 9:30pm
Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has told boxing fans to put their money on 9:1 underdog B.J. Flores to rip Tony Bellew’s WBC World Cruiserweight title from him when they meet at the Echo Arena in Liverpool tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports. Bellew has called for a showdown with Haye. The ‘Hayemaker’ says he’s open to talks if Bellew can beat Flores.
“I don’t think Tony is going to win the fight,” said Haye. “B.J. is a big cruiserweight. Look at them next to each other, there’s not a lot in it at first sight but Tony is tall and skinny whereas B.J. is wide and thick set and can punch. B.J. is very underrated, he hasn’t perhaps performed to the nest of his ability in his big fights but he’s been boxing since his was six, has great amateur pedigree boxing all over the world and I think Tony has underestimated him. (more…)
Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (14-3, 4 KOs) of Mexico takes on Puerto Rico’s David “Dabo” Quijano (16-6-1, 9 KOs) tonight on Telemundo. The 10 round main event will be for Rodriguez’ WBO Latin jr. bantamweight title. The site location will be the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. The card is presented by promoter Tuto Zabala Jr.’s All Star Boxing and will be televised by Telemundo. The bout will be a rematch from this past which Rodriguez won by decision. Rodriguez vows that he wont be overconfident event though he won the first encounter between the two.
Your opponent Quijano feels that the first bout between you two could have been a draw. How did you see the fight?
It was a very tough fight. He can really take punch but I feel that I won the fight.
Photos: All Star Boxing
Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez 115 vs. David “Dabo” Quijano 115
Joebert “Little Pac Man” Alvarez 117 vs. Edwin “Puto” Rodriguez 117
Farid Aghayev 163 vs. Romon Barber 160
Javier “El Dragon” Garcia 148 vs. Audrey Byrd 146
Botirali “Hulk” Mamajonov 182 vs. Larry “Pac Man” Harris 181
Promoter: All Star Boxing
Venue: Palm Bay Community Center, Palm Bay, Florida
By Héctor Villarreal
Panamanian super featherweight Jaime “Little James” Arboleda (9-0) stopped Colombian challenger Eder Espitia (10-2-4) at 2:06 on the fifth round to successfully defend his WBA Fedelatin regional championship in the main event of an exciting boxing card presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo at Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Convention Center in Panama City, Panama.
In the co-feature, Venezuelan super bantam Franklin Manzanilla scored a brutal KO over Panamanian Jorge “Buffalo” Sanchez at 0:40 on the second round.
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Jose Felix 136.8 vs Alan Herrera 136.6
Egidijus Kavaliaskus 147 vs Cameron Krael 146.6
Maxim Dadashev 140 vs Eddie Diaz 139.8
Ryan Garcia 134 vs Mario Aguirre 135
Alejandro Guerrero 131.8 vs Manuel Lopez 131.4
Rudy Macedo 146.6 vs Hugo Padilla 146
Alberto Fundora 168 vs Tommy Turner 167.2
Oleg Zubenko 153.6 vs Roberto Yong 154.6
Promoter: Top Rank
Venue: Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California
Photo: Darryl Cobb
Jose Aaron Herrera 145 vs Mike Reed 141.9
Ismael Garcia 154.7 vs Tyrone Brunson 155.1
Tevin Farmer 132.6 vs Orlando Rizo 131.4
Victor Vasquez 136.5 vs Osnel Charles 135.7
Anthony Burgin 135.3 vs Gerald Smith 134.2
Kevin Womack 149.6 vs Hasan Young 152.7
Steven Ortiz 135.2 vs Daniel Tran 136.6
James Robinson 155 vs Isaiah Wise 154.8
Ibrihim Shabazz 158 vs Fred Jenkins, Jr 157.3
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
The World Boxing Council has launched a concerted legal plan of action, in order to eradicate the sale of fake memorabilia including unauthorized WBC Championship belts. This is after the WBC detected these products being sold in several places on the Internet, mainly in Pakistan and Thailand.
“The WBC World Championship Belts have never been, nor will ever be for sale!,” said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. “They are sacred for us. The belts are icons and the WBC will use all available legal procedures to stop unauthorized sales, including pirated and illegal products.”
Boxing fans can purchase official WBC replica belts (8% smaller with your own photo) and/or mini belts in the WBC official store. (http://www.wbcboxing.com/merchandise-pagina.html).
The 1017 IBF/USBA 34th Annual Convention will take place in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront from May 21-25, 2017. IBF President Daryl Peoples stated, “we are optimistic that our convention in St. Petersburg will be as successful as those of the past few years and look forward to connecting with our members and the members of the boxing community in Florida.”
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront is located in Downtown St. Petersburg on beautiful Tampa Bay. (more…)
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr/dcobbjr.com
Undefeated world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia hosted a Philadelphia press conference Thursday as he announced his hometown bout against Colombia’s Samuel Vargas Saturday, November 12 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
Also in attendance and participating on the televised undercard are Jarrett Hurd, who takes on once-beaten contender Jorge Cota, and undefeated prospect Omar Douglas, who battles former world champion Javier Fortuna, with televised coverage starting at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. (more…)
Photo: Top Rank
On March 13, 2014, Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao was visited by music legend Bob Dylan while Pacquiao was training at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. for his rematch with then-undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley. Who would dream that 31 months later, Dylan would be awarded a Nobel Prize in literature and Pacquiao would become the first Senator to challenge for a world title? Pacquiao challenges two-division world champion Jessie Vargas in a 12-round battle for Vargas’ World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown on Saturday, November 5. It will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank® Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, from the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (more…)
Undefeated 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk (14-0, 9 KOs) will face upset-minded Jaime Herrera (15-3-1, 8 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on Friday, Nov. 4, live on SHOWTIME at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, Calif.
Shelestyuk was a member of a 2012 Ukrainian Olympic team that included featherweight gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko and heavyweight gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk.
In the co-feature, undefeated cruiserweights Constantin Bejenaru (11-0, 4 KOs) and Stivens “Superman” Bujaj (16-0-1, 11 KOs), of New York, will collide in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBC International and WBC Continental Americas titles. (more…)
Th UK’s Ian John-Lewis will be the third man in the ring when WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) defends against BJ Flores (32-2-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Judges are Alejandro Rochin (Mexico), Rey Danseco (Philippines) and Victor Loughlin (Scotland). WBC supervisor is Houcine Houichi (Tunisia).
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