Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Lanardo “The Pain Server” Tyner improved to (32-10-2, 20 KOs) with an exciting UD (78-73, ...

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Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Regis Prograis: If I hurt a fighter, its going to be lights out

By Byron Spurlock

“Broadway Boxing” goes down South this Saturday as NABF jr welterweight champion Regis Prograis (18-0, 15 KOs) defends his title against hard-hitting Columbian warrior Wilfrido Buelvas (18-6, 12 KOs) at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. The action will be presented by Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment and Will Hunter of Rite Hook Promotions.

Prograis is ranked #8 by the WBC and has appeared three times on ShoBox. “Regis is on the cusp of making his mark on the world stage,” predicted DiBella.

A native of New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina forced Prograis in 2005 to leave the “Big Easy” for Houston. The easy-going streaking prospect is not as easy-going in the ring: “For me it’s about putting the most hurt on people!”

FightNews interviewed Prograis earlier this week as he made his final preparations for Saturday’s showdown. (more…)

By Byron Spurlock “Broadway Boxing” goes down South this Saturday as NABF jr welterweight champion Regis Prograis (18-0, 15 KOs) …


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Top Rank inks Shakur Stevenson

Photos: Jeff Dekle / Top Rank

Top Rank and Antonio Leonard Productions announced its latest signing and it’s a sterling one — 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson. Stevenson, 19, from Newark, NJ, sailed though every stage of his Olympic competition in Rio De Janeiro last summer before losing a close split decision in the bantamweight championship fight to 2012 flyweight Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba. Ramirez swept the judges’ scorecards in round one with Stevenson returning the favor in round two. In the third and final round, the closest of the three rounds, two of the three judges gave the round to Ramirez and the gold medal, by the slimmest of margins. It was the best finish for an American male boxer since Andre Ward captured the gold medal in the Athens Games of 2004.

Ward is now part of Stevenson’s management team along with James Prince and attorney Josh Dubin. The only boxer to make Forbes “30 Under 30” in its Sports category, Stevenson was selected by a panel of judges comprised of James Harden, shooting guard for the Houston Rockets, Phil Knight, Chairman Emeritus of Nike and Casey Wasserman, Chairman and CEO of the Wasserman Group. Stevenson will make his pro debut as a featherweight . The date and site of his pro debut will be announced at a later time.

“Top Rank is the best there is in boxing,” said Stevenson. “Look at their champions — great champions — like Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko. This is where I want to be.”

Photos: Jeff Dekle / Top Rank Top Rank and Antonio Leonard Productions announced its latest signing and it’s a sterling …



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Eggington: Malignaggi is my gateway to huge fights

WBC #14 welterweight Sam Eggington believes that beating Paulie Malignaggi is his ticket to the big time when they clash at The O2 in London on March 4. Eggington put his WBC International Welterweight title on the line against Malignaggi in his biggest test to date, a first defense of the title he landed when he came through another major step-up in September when he stopped local rival Frankie Gavin in eight rounds.

Eggington, the mandatory challenger for the European title, is determined to add the Brooklyn star’s name to his resume and says doing so would make people stand up and take notice of his growing presence in the 147lbs division. “I’ve taken every chance that’s been put in front of me with both hands and this is no different,” said Eggington. “Paulie brings so much to the table – he’s got pedigree, he brings a US TV audience and that means that my profile can go through the roof with a win. (more…)

WBC #14 welterweight Sam Eggington believes that beating Paulie Malignaggi is his ticket to the big time when they clash …


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Washington: If Deontay showboats in the ring with me, I’m going to hit him in his mouth

Unbeaten heavyweight Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington held an open workout Thursday at Pullman’s Gym in Burbank for Los Angeles-area media as he prepares to challenge unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder on February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. The bout will be nationally televised on FOX.

Photo: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/TGB Promotions

Gerald Washington: “We’ve had a great training camp and I’m feeling good. We got the fight on short notice but we had been training for a while, so I’ll be prepared. If Deontay showboats in the ring with me, I’m going to hit him in his mouth. Deontay better take me seriously. Because I am real and I’m coming…Deontay has his opinion on if I’m ready, but everyone has certain tests in life they have to pass. I’m ready to test myself against the best…I’m not worried about Deontay’s knockouts. I’m going to take care of my business. I know what my job is and what my goal is. I’m putting my head down and getting to work.”

Unbeaten heavyweight Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington held an open workout Thursday at Pullman’s Gym in Burbank for Los Angeles-area …




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Granados eyes upset of Broner

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) will be in his biggest fight as a pro when he takes on former four-division world champion Adrien Broner (32-2, 25 KOs) on February 18th. The fight will take place at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner will be 1) fighting at home and 2) enter the fight as the heavy favorite. Neither of these facts worry Granados or his management.

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

“Anybody can work with a fighter when he is winning. My first involvement with Adrian was for his narrow decision loss to Brad Solomon in 2015. We expressed to him following the fight that we were impressed by his performance. Him not getting the decision was irrelevant to us. It’s all about the journey for us. He’s in a very tough fight with Broner, but Granados is the type of fighter who rises to the occasion in the big fights as he showed vs. Amir Imam,” said Andrew Zak of Journeyman Management. (more…)

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) will be in his biggest fight as a pro when he takes …


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Weights from Ontario, California

Giovani Santillan 143 vs. Omar Tienda 142.2
Erick Ituarte 127.7 vs. Naciff Martinez 127.4
Ruben Villa 128 vs. Francisco Camacho 128
Rudy Garcia 117.8 vs. David Martino 117.7
Michael Dutchover 129.1 vs. Jose Mora 124.8
Francisco Armenta 138.9 vs. Cody Peterson 139.5

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing

Giovani Santillan 143 vs. Omar Tienda 142.2 Erick Ituarte 127.7 vs. Naciff Martinez 127.4 Ruben Villa 128 vs. Francisco Camacho …


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Baranchyk, Ramos make weight

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

Ivan Baranchyk 140 vs Abel Ramos 139.5
Lenin Castillo 177.3 vs Joseph Williams 178.5
Jon Fernandez: 129.5 vs Ernesto Garza 126.3

Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Venue: Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma

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Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime Ivan Baranchyk 140 vs Abel Ramos 139.5 Lenin Castillo 177.3 vs Joseph Williams 178.5 Jon …


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Weights from Ontario, California

Photos: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing Promotions

Giovani Santillan 143 vs. Omar Tienda 142.2
Erick Ituarte 127.7 vs. Naciff Martinez 127.4
Ruben Villa 128 vs. Francisco Camacho 128
Rudy Garcia 117.8 vs. David Martino 117.7
Michael Dutchover 129.1 vs. Jose Mora 124.8
Francisco Armenta 138.9 vs. Cody Peterson 139.5

Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions
Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California

Photos: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing Promotions Giovani Santillan 143 vs. Omar Tienda 142.2 Erick Ituarte 127.7 vs. Naciff Martinez …



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Easter, Cruz, Warren, Zhakiyanov all make weight in Toledo, Ohio

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions

Robert Easter Jr. 134 vs. Luis Cruz 134.5
(IBF world lightweight title)

Rau’Shee Warren 116 vs. Zhanat Zhakiyanov 116.5
(WBA “super” world bantamweight title)

Terrell Gausha 156 vs Luis Hernandez 154.5
Jamel Herring 134 vs Art Hovhannisyan 134
Raynell Williams 133 vs Justin Savi 133
Tyler McCreary 128 vs Jonathan Perez 133
Albert Bell 139 vs Andrew Rodgers 138
Adrian Wilson 156.5 vs Rashad Scott 155.5

Venue: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio
Promoter: About Billions Promotions/TGB Promotions
TV: Bounce TV

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Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Easter Jr. 134 vs. Luis Cruz 134.5 (IBF world lightweight title) Rau’Shee Warren 116 …


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Fonfara-Dawson added to Thurman-Garcia card

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I knew about the possibility of fighting Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) for more than seven weeks, but in this business you never assume anything. All the specialized training sessions with my trainer Virgil Hunter, were customized for a fighter like Chad. Now my fans know this officially: I’m fighting Chad Dawson on March 4 in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, on the tremendous Thurman-Garcia card.” That’s the word straight from Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KOs) in an exclusive Fightnews.com interview. “The Polish Prince” is coming back seven months after his shocking loss to Joe Smith Jr in Chicago.

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Team Fonfara

Hardest training camp after one of toughest to swallow defeats in your career?

You can say that. When I lost to Smith, I needed a new spark, something that will shake me up. Moving from Chicago to San Francisco with my wife Justyna, newborn son Leo, changing trainers first time in my professional boxing life, will do just that. I needed this kind of newfound closeness. Family and boxing, boxing and family for five straight months. I needed that. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “I knew about the possibility of fighting Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) for more than seven weeks, …


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Caleb Plant opponent named

Unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) will look to keep his perfect record intact when he takes on Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. Coverage on FS1 and FOX Deportes begins immediately following the PBC on FOX primetime show headlined by undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder defending his title against unbeaten Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington.

Televised coverage also features rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd in a 12-round world title eliminator, plus heavyweight Dominic Breazeale against undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh.

Unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) will look to keep his perfect record intact when he takes on Thomas …


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Parker vs Fury headed for Manchester?

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker’s mandatory title bout against Hughie Fury in April could be held in the Englishman’s hometown of Manchester said Parker’s co-promoter David Higgins of Duco Events. Higgins also mentioned that the best way for Parker to become a star in England is to knockout a Englishman. Hughie Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said he believes his charge has a great chance to become the WBO champion and the Parker v Fury is a 50-50 fight

“We are going to control the show, but we can hold it anywhere,” Higgins told Sky Sports in the UK as interest grows there with Hughie Fury desperate to win back the WBO belt vacated by his troubled cousin Tyson. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker’s mandatory title bout against Hughie Fury in April …



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Andy Lee added to GGG-Jacobs card

Former middleweight world champion Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24 KOs) has been added to the March 18 MSG undercard of the world middleweight championship between unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (36-0-0, 33 KOs) and WBA middleweight champion and mandatory challenger Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs).  Lee will face veteran Keandre Leatherwood (19-3-1, 12 KOs) in a special attraction eight round middleweight clash.

Also added to the star-studded lineup is 18-year-old heavyweight prospect Jay “Kidd Dynamite” Carrigan-McFarlane (2-0, 2KOs) of Glasgow, Scotland in a scheduled four round bout against an opponent to be announced.

Former middleweight world champion Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24 KOs) has been added to the March 18 MSG undercard of the …


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Parker-Fury head for UK?

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

The purse bid was won by representatives of WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, but Parker’s mandatory title bout against Hughie Fury in April isn’t a lock to be a home game for Parker in New Zealand. In fact, there’s a good chance the fight could wind up in Fury’s hometown of Manchester according to Parker’s co-promoter David Higgins of Duco Events. Higgins also mentioned that the best way for Parker to become a star in England is to knock out an Englishman.

“We are going to control the show, but we can hold it anywhere,” Higgins told Sky Sports. “This show is going to cost considerably more than the last show put on and so our job now is to value each location. He (Parker) is already a star in New Zealand. Becoming a star in England is not a bad idea, because it’s such a good market with a big, powerful pay-per-view opportunity…he would fight anywhere, it’s just what is the best options are. We are just going to make sure that we leave no stone unturned in terms of assessing what the best options are.”

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren told iFL TV, “I don’t know where it’s going to be but wherever it is, I think Hughie’s got a great chance…the only thing he’ll have against him is a little bit of inexperience as such but having said that I think when he goes into that fight it’s a 50-50 fight.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing The purse bid was won by representatives of WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, …


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Laggoune – Ngumbu make weight for their WBC Francophone fight

Bilal Laggoune - Doudou Ngumbu
Earlier today in the offices of JARTAZI, local Bilal Laggoune tipped the scales at 79,200 while his French opponent made it 79,100. Bilal will defend his WBC Francophone lightheavyweight title.
The officials appointed by chaiman Houcine Houichi, who will be the supervisor are Robert Verwijs from the Netherlands, Brahim Ait Aadi (Belgium) and Robin Dolpierre (France) as judges and Daniel Van de Wiele will be the 3rd man in the ring.

Super Middleweight, 10rds vor the Belgian title
Timur Nikarkhoev (74,900) vs Mohamed El Achi (75,100)

8rds: Jean Pierre Bauwens (62,550) vs Jean Pierre Habimana (62,350)

6rds: Ahmed El Ghoulbzouri (70,700) vs Sasha Yengoyan (71,100)

6x2rds: Femke Hermans (73,700) vs Dajana Vukelja (TBA)

4rds: Kevin Vanderheyden (74,000) vs Slobodan Dragic (78,500)

The show, which starts at 7:00pm, is promoted by Ezzedine Laggoune, brother of Bilal, at the Belleheide center, Roosdaal near Ninove, Belgium.

Earlier today in the offices of JARTAZI, local Bilal Laggoune tipped the scales at 79,200 while his French opponent made …


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Ceylan and Lowe renew hostilities at press conference

Photo: Team Sauerland

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

Promoter Nisse Sauerland had appealed for calm following an altercation at a promo shoot yesterday in Copenhagen. However, it did not take long for the fighters to renew hostilities, and an ill-tempered press conference had to be cut short to avoid further confrontation.

‘’I’m not here for a holiday. I’m not coming to play around. I’m coming here to get that European belt and to bring it back to the UK where it belongs,’’ said Lowe. (more…)

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



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Easter Relishes Homecoming

Photos and article by Brad Snyder The Undercard

Toledo’s favorite son, Robert Easter (18-0, 14 KOs), comes home Friday to defend his IBF lightweight world championship against Luis Cruz (22-4-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio.

When asked what this event meant for the city, Easter replied, “It means a lot. They come out and support me everywhere I go. I’m very fortunate to bring something back to Toledo and give them something to be proud of.” As for a prediction, Easter stated he would knock out Cruz by the fifth round.

The card, which has strong ticket sales, features a co-main event of Rau’shee Warren (14-1, 4 KOs) fighting once-beaten contender Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KOs) for the WBA world bantamweight championship.

(more…)

Photos and article by Brad Snyder The Undercard Toledo’s favorite son, Robert Easter (18-0, 14 KOs), comes home Friday to …


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Tete-Villanueva WBO eliminator on April 8

Zolani Tete will meet Arthur Villanueva in a Final Eliminator for the WBO World Bantamweight crown at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 8th April. The former IBF Super-Flyweight king is determined to become a multi-weight World Champion and wants to be remembered as the greatest ever South African boxer. ‘Last Born’, 28, is one of the most explosive punchers in the 118lbs division, boasting 20 knockouts in 24 career wins – 12 coming inside the first round. Regarded as one of the most clinical southpaws in the world, Tete is promising another world class performance for his fans in the UK.

28-year-old Villanueva, from the Philippines, holds a top record of 30-1-0 with 16 knockouts to his name. His lone loss came against former IBF Super-Flyweight Champion McJoe Arroyo in his first attempt at a World Title back in 2015.

Zolani Tete will meet Arthur Villanueva in a Final Eliminator for the WBO World Bantamweight crown at the Manchester Arena …


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‘Professor’ Fox Headlines Feb 11 Card In Maryland

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Boxing returns to Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD on Saturday, February 11th with a King’s Promotions card. Making his third straight appearance in a main event on a King’s Promotions card will be undefeated Forestville, MD super lightweight and King’s Promotions signee Mykal “The Professor” Fox who will take on Tre’Sean Wiggins of Newburgh, NY in an eight-round contest.

Fox (12-0, four KO’s) is coming off an outstanding 2016 where he went 4-0, with two KO’s including a seventh-round TKO of Juan Rodriguez in his last outing on November 5th at Rosecroft. Fox was named one of the top prospects in the Beltway area in 2016 along with Lamont Roach, Jr. who recently won the WBC Youth Silver Super Featherweight championship and Travis Reeves, who will be challenging for the IBF International Light Heavyweight championship in Australia on March 18. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Boxing returns to Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD on Saturday, February 11th with a King’s …


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Mundine files protest, ring doc lashes out

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Anthony Mundine has lodged an official complaint to the Australian National Boxing Federation in an effort to get last Friday’s majority decision loss to archrival Danny Green changed to a no- decision.

In another development, Australian ringside doctor Lou Lewis who worked alongside fellow ringside doctor John O’Neil at Green-Mundine has revealed to the media he wanted to stop the fight in round one after Danny Green was concussed by an illegal punch delivered by Mundine in the first 30 seconds of the bout but was overruled by O’Neil.

“I’ll be honest, I am really pissed off,” Dr Lewis told News Limited. “I thought the fight was over.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Anthony Mundine has lodged an official complaint to the Australian National Boxing Federation …


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Broner: I’m back on a more positive path

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner opens up in an extensive interview with Mark Kriegel as he prepares for his welterweight showdown against top-rated contender Adrian Granados Saturday, Feb. 18, live on Showtime from Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner opens up in an extensive interview with Mark Kriegel as he prepares …


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Weston-Reyna tops Lacey, Washington card

By Ricardo Ibarra

Tacoma, Washington’s Marquise Weston (7-1-1, 3 KOs) will look to rebound from his first professional loss on Saturday February 25th at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, Washington, taking on Brownsville, Texas’ Juan Reyna (5-6-1, 2 KOs) in the six round main event of Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions’ “Brawl at Harmony Hall 3.” (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra Tacoma, Washington’s Marquise Weston (7-1-1, 3 KOs) will look to rebound from his first professional loss on …


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Late Results from Davenport, IA

By john Unland

Phil Armer and Clint Calkins teamed up with Alien Boi Boxing to bring another successful show to the Quad Cities this past Saturday in Davenport, Iowa. It was standing room only in the Danceland Ballroom, and the local fighters did not disappoint.

The main event saw local fighter Joe Perez take on Jeff Farmer in a 6 rounder. There were contrasting styles in this one, as Perez was content to sit back and pick his spots, while Farmer was looking to throw punches in bunches and end it early. The only problem with Farmer’s strategy is that his punches had little to no effect on Perez, and when Perez landed everyone knew it. Farmer went down from a shot to the body in second, but that didn’t slow him down, he came out in the third still trying to hit Perez with his flurries, but by the fourth Perez had him timed and was walking through Farmers punches to land combinations of his own, one of those combinations put Farmer down and out, much to the delight of the crowd. The knockout put an exclamation point on another great show featuring a thriving boxing scene and a growing fanbase that hopefully will continue to grow. (more…)

By john Unland Phil Armer and Clint Calkins teamed up with Alien Boi Boxing to bring another successful show to …


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Deontay Wilder: The big fights that people want to see will be coming

Unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder discussed his upcoming world title defense and more on Wednesday in New York. Wilder meets unbeaten Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington on February 25 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

Photo: Premier Boxing Champions

“There are a lot of heavyweights who say they want me, but at the end of the day, do they really want this? Everybody knows that Deontay Wilder comes with power,” said Wilder.

“You have to have patience in this sport. The big fights that people want to see will be coming. I’m not scared of anyone and I won’t run for anyone. My team is on the same page and we’re going to keep working together and moving forward.” More quotes

Unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder discussed his upcoming world title defense and more on Wednesday in …


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Top Rank inks PR Olympian Cintron

Top Rank has signed former two-time Puerto Rican Olympian Jeyvier Cintron to a promotional contract. Cintron, who amassed an amateur record of 230-10, is the only fighter in the history of Puerto Rican boxing to represent the Island in two Olympic games (London 2012 and Rio 2016). As a pro, the southpaw fighter that was born and raised in the city of Bayamon, wants to begin his career in the bantamweight division. (more…)

Top Rank has signed former two-time Puerto Rican Olympian Jeyvier Cintron to a promotional contract. Cintron, who amassed an amateur …


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Cletus Seldin fails WBC drug test

The WBC has been notified by VADA that super lightweight contender Cletus Seldin unannounced test under the Clean Boxing Program has an adverse finding for “Stanozolol Metabolites” as well as an atypical finding which requires additional testing. The WBC has begun to look into this specific case according to the Rules and Regulations and Protocols of the CBP and will have additional information in the near future.

The WBC has been notified by VADA that super lightweight contender Cletus Seldin unannounced test under the Clean Boxing Program …


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Easter-Cruz final presser

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions

Undefeated lightweight world champion Robert Easter and Puerto Rican contender Luis Cruz hosted a final press conference before Easter makes his first world title defense as he headlines Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce at the Huntington Center in Easter’s hometown of Toledo, Ohio.

Televised coverage on Bounce begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features bantamweight world champion and three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee Warren battling once-beaten contender Zhanat Zhakiyanov.

Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday: (more…)

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated lightweight world champion Robert Easter and Puerto Rican contender Luis Cruz hosted a final …


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Santa Cruz named WBA boxer of the month

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has named WBA featherweight “super” champion Leo Santa Cruz as the boxer of the month for January. Santa Cruz was chosen for his great win over Carl Frampton on January 18 in Las Vegas, where he regained the WBA 126-pound belt.

Honorable mention went to Erislandy Lara, who defended his WBA super welterweight “super” championship on January 13 by fourth round KO over Yuri Foreman.

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has named WBA featherweight “super” champion Leo Santa Cruz as the boxer of the …


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Ceylan and Lowe pulled apart after heated exchange during promo shoot


Video: Sauerland Event

Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) and Isaac Lowe (13-0-1, 5 KOs) had to be pulled apart following a heated exchange during the filming of a promo video for their upcoming European Featherweight title fight on March 18 at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus.

Tensions were high throughout the day but reached boiling point late this afternoon when the fighters were instructed to stand face to face on a rotating platform. (more…)

Video: Sauerland Event Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) and Isaac Lowe (13-0-1, 5 KOs) had to be pulled apart following …


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Lubin-Cota added to CBS telecast

Undefeated super welterweight Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (17-0, 12 KOs) will take on once-beaten knockout artist Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) in the Thurman-Garcia co-feature on CBS March 4 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Lubin and Cota will open the broadcast with an elimination bout for the WBC 154lb world title held by undefeated champion Jermell Charlo, who is due a mandatory bout against #1 contender Charles Hatley.

The broadcast will be just the second primetime boxing presentation on the CBS Television Network in nearly 40 years.

Undefeated super welterweight Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (17-0, 12 KOs) will take on once-beaten knockout artist Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) …


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Bobby Gunn motivated by Roy Jones Jr.’s trash talk

“He said that I don’t deserve to be in the same ring as him. I was already motivated for this, and he will find out otherwise on February 17th,” proclaimed cruiserweight Bobby Gunn (21-6-1, 18 KOs), who battles 48-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr (64-9, 46 KOs) on February 17 for the WBF cruiserweight title in a pay-per-view bout that will take place at The Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

“After February 17th, he will remember me for the rest of his life,” added the 43-year-old Gunn. “I am not coming to dance. I am coming to fight, and early on, Roy will know that he has a fight on his hands.”

Gunn was previously scheduled to face Jones in December 2013, but Jones pulled out for another fight. Gunn instead faced late sub Glen Johnson and has been inactive as a boxer since then.

“People can look, and think that I haven’t been active, but a fight is a fight and I have been fighting the Bare-Knuckle fights,” stated Gunn. (more…)

“He said that I don’t deserve to be in the same ring as him. I was already motivated for this, …


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WBC 30 day weigh in results

World ranked bantamweight Carlos Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs) weighed in at 128.7 lbs. last Friday during his 30-day weigh in in Tijuana, Mexico.

The Mexican native challenges WBC champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) of Japan on March 2 from Ryogoku Sumo Arena in Tokyo. Shinsuke Yamanaka weighed in at 128 lbs at his 30 day weigh in.

The 12-round championship fight is promoted by Teiken Promotions, in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions.

Carlson faces an unbeaten southpaw with 11 straight successful title defenses. With Yamanaka holding a clear edge in primetime matches, Carlson, for his part, is training feverishly to dethrone one of boxing’s longest tenured world champions. (more…)

World ranked bantamweight Carlos Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs) weighed in at 128.7 lbs. last Friday during his 30-day weigh in …


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Showtime to air first female main event

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields will make her professional television debut on Showtime March 10 from MGM Grand Detroit Event Center in Detroit, Michigan. Shields (1-0) is facing Hungary’s Szilvia “Sunset” Szabados (15-8, 6 KOs), a former world title challenger, in the first women’s boxing match to headline on premium television. The fight will take place down the road from Shields’ hometown of Flint, Mich.

Shields captured back-to-back gold medals at the last two Olympic Games.

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields will make her professional television debut on Showtime March 10 from MGM Grand Detroit …


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Easter, Warren favored to retain titles

The biggest boxing card of Super Bowl Recovery Week takes place Friday night at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Not one,but two world title fights will highlight the Bounce TV-televised event.

In the headliner, unbeaten IBF lightweight champion and hometown hero Robert Easter Jr. (18-0, 14 KOs) defends his title against Puerto Rican brawler Luis Cruz (22-4, 16 KOs). Easter is an off the charts 30:1 favorite to send the locals home happy.

In the co-feature, WBA bantamweight champion Rau’shee Warren (14-1, 4 KOs) figures to have a tougher time against Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KOs). Warren, who is from Cincinnati, Ohio, is -450 to retain his belt , while Zhakiyanov, the WBA interim champion from Kazakhstan, is +360.

The biggest boxing card of Super Bowl Recovery Week takes place Friday night at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. …


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Nietes: No plans of stopping anytime soon

He’s been dominating the last two divisions he’s set his foot in, reigning in the minimumweight and Jr. flyweight divisions since 2007 through 2016. However new to the flyweight division, longest-reigning Filipino world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (39-1-4, 22 KOs) looks like he has set his mind to continue luring world champions – past and current alike – into his snake pit, adding another number to his growing list of victims.

At present, IBF flyweight ranked #3 Nietes has started training for the yet to be finalized vacant world title fight the organization has ordered him and Thailander #4 Eaktawan Krungthepthonburi for, after former champion Johnriel Casimero vacated his title to go after pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua.

Despite talks about retirement considering his age (34), there’s no stopping Ahas who has just started warming up to the idea of dominating yet another division. (more…)

He’s been dominating the last two divisions he’s set his foot in, reigning in the minimumweight and Jr. flyweight divisions …




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