WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Broner-Garcia face off at NYC Press Conference

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before they battle in one of the premier matchups of the summer that headlines a Showtime telecast on July 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The fighters spoke to media Monday at Dream Hotel Downtown in Manhattan.

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Adrien Broner: “I’m training hard and I think this will be one of the best performances of my career. This will take me to the superstar level where I need to be. I heard Mikey is a big favorite – they aren’t giving me much of a chance. I hope no one puts their house against me on this fight, because it won’t work out well for you.”

Mikey Garcia: “I’ll do whatever it takes to win this fight. I’m more of a boxer-puncher but if I need to press the fight and put pressure on, I’m going to be ready to do that…Adrien is going to come to beat me and I’m coming 100 percent to beat him. The fans will be the winner on fight night, but my hand will be raised.”

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Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday …


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Takam and Blandamura win in Italy

IBF #3 heavyweight contender Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs) won by TKO in round two against Croatian Ivica Bacurin (27-12-1, 16 KOs) last Saturday night at the beautiful Sain Vincent Resort and Casino, Italy.

In the main event of the evening, European middleweight champion and IBF #12 Emanuele Blandamura (27-2, 5 KOs) retained his 160lb title with a hard-fought unanimous decision against stablemate Alessandro Goddi (30-2-1, 14 KOs). (more…)

IBF #3 heavyweight contender Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs) won by TKO in round two against Croatian Ivica Bacurin (27-12-1, …



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Boxing back in Woodland, CA on Friday

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee

Fairfield welterweight Alan Sanchez (18-3-1, 9 KOs), after a stretch of road fights, will make his next appearance of front of friendly neighborhood fans Friday night when he faces veteran Miguel Angel Huerto (28-14, 18 KOs) of Santa Ana in a 10-round main event at the Woodland Community Center.

The Northern California venue’s last card was in 2012 by the same promoters, Don Chargin and Paco Damian, who have hosted several shows at nearby Cache Creek Casino Resort.

Sanchez’s last fight was 13 months ago in Las Vegas where he won the WBC Continental Americas belt by split decision over Pablo Cesar Cano (30-6-1) of Mexico. Huerto was idle last year but fought three times for North America Federation titles.

Paired in the semi-main are light heavyweights Ryan Bourland (12-1) of nearby Vacaville and Cesar Ruiz (5-4) of Phoenix. The preliminaries, beginning at 7 p.m., include other area fighters led by Sacramento featherweight Alberto Torres (9-0-2).

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee Fairfield welterweight Alan Sanchez (18-3-1, 9 KOs), after a stretch of road …


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Opinion: Instant Replay Should Be Introduced

By Joe Koizumi

This reporter was one of millions of worldwide television watchers that witnessed the WBA 122-pound unification bout between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Moises Flores in Las Vegas on Saturday. The ending and result were so problematic that we should seriously consider introducing the Instant Video Replay system to review the fight scene at our earliest convenience. This concept of utilizing the instant replay has been advocated by the WBC, and it was experimentally used in some places. But we should seriously put it into practice now that we actually saw such turmoil in the Rigondeaux-Flores encounter happen before a great many witnesses.

Rigondeaux had a couple of faults, as follows:

(1) Put his right hand around the neck of Flores to fasten the target and punched him with his southpaw left hand

(2) Landed a final lethal shot to the face of Flores obviously after the bell to end the first round

Watching the post-fight scene in turmoil, this observer deeply sympathized with referee Vic Drakulich who had established a reputation as a good third man for many years. Vic, before making his decision, climbed down out of the ring and approached the desk of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to review the scene. He was attempting to do the right thing, but the NSAC, though having a screen monitor on the desk, couldn’t handle it to show Vic the replay he wanted. Could he have seen it, he would have never declared a victory for Rigondeaux. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi This reporter was one of millions of worldwide television watchers that witnessed the WBA 122-pound unification bout …




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Pacquiao-Horn to air free on ESPN in the USA

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the only sitting Senator to capture a world championship belt, will add another first to his burgeoning list of Hall of Fame-caliber accomplishments with his live debut on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (also streaming live on the ESPN app) on Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The fight will be called ringside by ESPN commentators Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas. They will be joined by guest analyst Timothy Bradley, Jr., a former two-division world champion recently trained by Teddy Atlas who has met Pacquiao three times in the ring, winning their first match in a decision. ESPN Deportes will pair Jorge Eduardo Sanchez and Juan Manuel Marquez to call the main event in Spanish, with prefight commentary from Pablo Viruega, Leopoldo Gonzalez, Claudia Trejos and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pacquiao will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown against undefeated No. 1 contender and Brisbane’s favorite son Jeff “The Hornet” Horn at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. This will be the first time Pacquiao has not fought on pay-per-view since Sept. 10, 2005, when he stopped Hector Velazquez in the sixth round — 12 years and four weight divisions ago. (more…)

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the only sitting Senator to capture a world championship belt, will …


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Luis impressive in sweep, wants Linares next

By Dave Spencer

Lightweight contender Tony “Lightning” Luis (24-3, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over “Irish” Cam O’Connell (15-1-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant NABA lightweight championship on Saturday at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, Canada. Scores were 100-90, 98-92, 98-82.

Luis is expected to be ranked in the WBA top-15 with the victory and had a message for lightweight champion Jorge Linares after the dominating performance. “He has a voluntary defense coming up and I volunteer myself.” (more…)

By Dave Spencer Lightweight contender Tony “Lightning” Luis (24-3, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over “Irish” …


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Amonsot: Manny will have a hard time knocking Horn out

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #1 Jeff Horn has the skills and power to give WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao a tough fight according to WBA #4 light welterweight Czar Amonsot who has been a regular sparring partner of Horn recently and also a former sparring partner of Pacquiao. Amonsot talked to the Manila Times newspaper.

“It’s going to be a good fight because Jeff Horn’s condition looks great, but I’m expecting Pacquiao to be in good shape, too. Left and right hand, Horn is also powerful. I feel his power every time we have a sparring session,” Amonsot told The Manila Times via overseas call on Saturday. “Pacquiao should take Horn seriously. He is no joke. At the same time, Jeff Horn has the courage and the heart as a boxer. I think Manny will have a hard time knocking Jeff Horn out in their fight because he’s really durable and strong.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #1 Jeff Horn has the skills and power to give WBO welterweight …


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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla

WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Andre Ward: “I think it was plain to see that I broke him mentally and physically. I’m not a person that demands respect or none of that. You don’t have to respect me and I don’t demand anything, but at a certain point and time, you got to give a person their just do. I’m 13 years in and I’ve been doing it against the best. What’s next? Cruiserweight? Heavyweight? I dream big. Anything is possible when you have God.”

Sergey Kovalev: “He hit with four low blows. The ref didn’t call them. I felt I could have continued. This is bullshit.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch …



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Douglas captures UBF female super flyweight title

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Tyriesha “Lady Tiga” Douglas won the vacant Universal Boxing Federation Female Super Flyweight championship with a fourth-round TKO over previously undefeated Ebony “The Storm” Rivera of Fayetteville, NC at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD. The bout was the main event of the Shabazz Brotherz card. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Tyriesha “Lady Tiga” Douglas won the vacant Universal Boxing Federation Female Super Flyweight championship …


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Rivera romps in Harrisburg, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night in the Small Arena at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA., Titans Boxing Promotions put on a four-bout card featuring debuting Harrisburg fighters against regional competition. In the main event of the evening, hometown heavyweight Angel Rivera(1-0, 1 KO) scored an impressive first round TKO of Buffalo, New York’s Jimmy Levins (0-2). (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Saturday night in the Small Arena at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA., …


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SA referee Len Hunt dies

By Ron Jackson

Len Hunt one of the best referees in South African boxing in recent years passed away on Saturday night at the Linksfield Hospital near Johannesburg. He was 79. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Len Hunt one of the best referees in South African boxing in recent years passed away on …


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Andre Ward Statement

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Judges split on Ward-Kovalev scoring

By David Robinett

At the time of the stoppage, WBA/WBO/IBF light heavyweight world champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) was up 67-66 on the cards of judges Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman, while former champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2, 25 KOs) was ahead 68-65 on the card of judge Steve Weisfeld.

By David Robinett At the time of the stoppage, WBA/WBO/IBF light heavyweight world champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) …


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Ward stops Kovalev in eight

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In a fight no less controversial than their first meeting, WBA, WBO, and IBF Light Heavyweight champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) scored an eighth round stoppage over Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2, 25 KOs) when referee Tony Weeks halted the fight after Ward hit a badly hurt Kovalev with three successive punches on or below the beltline, causing him to slump against the ropes.

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports

Kovalev had been hurt by a powerful straight right hand by Ward moments earlier, but replays showed the final punch was clearly below the belt, with the other two in the final sequence likely below the belt as well but partially obscured by the referee’s body. The controversial nature of the ending was further exacerbated by the fact that at the time of the stoppage, Kovalev was winning 68-65 on one scorecard and only one point behind on the other two, 66-67.

Prior to the eighth round, it was a close, physical affair that Ward was shading more by virtue of neutralizing Kovalev rather than beating him offensively. In a performance reminiscent of a vintage Bernard Hopkins, Ward repeatedly blunted Kovalev’s attack through a combination of head and body movement, successfully tying up Kovalev before he could get off, and, of course, sneaking in some low blows when needed. The fight did not swing decisively in either fighter’s direction until Ward’s straight right hand in round eight that caused Kovalev to stagger back on shaky legs before Ward finished him with the final sequence of blows at 2:29 of the round.

The bout took place on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside In a fight no less controversial than their first meeting, WBA, WBO, …


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Rigondeaux retains WBA superbantam title

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In a controversial ending to an interesting matchup between undefeated beltholders, “regular” WBA Super Bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (18-0, 12 KOs) knocked out WBA Interim Super Bantamweight titlist Moses Flores (25-1, 17 KOs) at the end of the first round with a left hook after the bell.

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports

Both fighters threw a punch after the bell sounded, but Flores’ punch did not land while Rigondeaux’s punch did, laying Flores out and immediately ending the fight. After a several minute delay, it was announced that the Nevada State Athletic Commission ruled that Rigondeaux’s punch was legal, although no explanation was immediately given. After the fight, Rigondeaux, after some prodding by HBO’s Max Kellerman, stated that he would consider catchweight fights with former pound-for-pound king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and current WBO Super Featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

The bout took place on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside In a controversial ending to an interesting matchup between undefeated beltholders, “regular” …



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Olympic hero Nico Hernandez still unbeaten

Wichita hero and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Nico Hernandez, dominated Jose “Mexican Diablo” Rodriguez in last night’s “KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire” main event, which aired on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.

Photo: Charles Yellowfeather

The 21-year-old Hernandez (2-0, 2 KOs) came out fast, rapidly firing combinations that consistently landed to his opponent’s head and body. Hernandez was as electric in the ring as the sky outside, battering the over-matched Rodriguez, finally dropping him midway through the second round. (more…)

Wichita hero and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Nico Hernandez, dominated Jose “Mexican Diablo” Rodriguez in last night’s “KO Night Boxing: …


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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Robert Hughes

In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, TX which is also the new headquarters of Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys, super lightweight Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (24-3-1, 19 KOs) earned a ten-round split decision over former world champion Pablo “El Demoledor” Cesar Cano (30-6-1, 21 KOs).

The card was promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and televised by ESPN. It was also the first boxing card at the Cowboy’s new HQ as a card featuring Miguel Cotto and James Kirkland was scrapped earlier this year when Kirkland got hurt in training. That event was going to be inside at the adjacent Ford Center. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at …


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Luis beats O’Connell for NABA belt

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Lightweight contender Tony “Lightning” Luis (24-3, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over “Irish” Cam O’Connell (15-1-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant NABA lightweight championship on Saturday at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, Canada. Scores were 100-90, 98-92, 98-82.

Ronnie Robidoux (4-0 2KO) dominated the action but was forced to the scorecards as the local Akwesasne middleweight scored a 40-36 (x3) victory over Argentine fighter Ivan Banach (4-2). A loud Cornwall Civic Complex crowd tried to will their man to the KO victory but Banach proved to be a hard nut crack over the four rounds. Robidoux cracked hard to the body in the early going and utilized the jab nicely in the second while a fading Banach was saved by the bell to end the third. Robidoux who was fast and furious with the left hook connecting constantly admitted he may have been guilty of punching himself out as the fight came to an end. (more…)

By Dave Spencer at ringside Lightweight contender Tony “Lightning” Luis (24-3, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision …


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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials as a potential future challenger to the Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev winner with an easy four-round TKO of former light heavyweight title challenger Cedric Agnew (29-3, 15 KOs) in a scheduled ten-round non-title bout on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports

Bivol quickly established his superiority in the opening round, landing at will on Agnew. A left hook, straight right hand combination, followed by a flurry late in the round dropped Agnew, who got off the canvas but retreated into the corner and covered up into a defensive shell, which bought him enough time to survive the round. It just delayed the inevitable though, as Bivol stalked and pressed Agnew through two and a half more rounds before Agnew indicated to referee Russell Mora that he no longer wished to continue after taking a flurry of punches in the fourth round. Official time was 1:27 of the fourth round. Bivol is the mandatory challenger to WBA Light Heavyweight titlist Nathan Cleverly, with Andre Ward holding “super champion” status in the same division prior to the main event. (more…)

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to …


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Zeuge beats Smith to keep WBA 168lb belt

WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (21-0-1, 11 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Paul Smith (38-7, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany. Zeuge outworked Smith and scored a twelfth round knockdown just before the final bell to pull away to a 119-108, 119-108, 119-108 verdict. It was Smith’s third unsuccessful world title attempt.

WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (21-0-1, 11 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over …


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Zerafa halts Reynoso in six

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Melbourne-based middleweight Michael Zerafa (22-2, 13 KOs) stopped Tomas Andres Reynoso (10-2-1, 5 KOs) in round six at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria on Saturday. Referee Malcolm Bulner gave Reynoso eight counts in the second and fifth rounds and called it off at 2:58 of round six. Zerafa’s only losses were to former middleweight champion Peter Quillin in 2015 in the USA and world rated Arif Magomedov in 2014 in Russia. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Melbourne-based middleweight Michael Zerafa (22-2, 13 KOs) stopped Tomas Andres Reynoso (10-2-1, 5 …


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Superflys showcased Sept 9 on HBO

The super flyweight division, long one of boxing’s most exciting, filled with many of the sports’ legendary superstars, will add another chapter into its annals of memorable evenings on Saturday, September 9. WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s), of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, defends his title against former champion “Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1-0, 38 KO’s), of Managua, Nicaragua, in a rematch of their epic battle this past March. The rematch headlines a tripleheader that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

Co-featured on the outstanding “superfly” card is the highly anticipated United States debut of Naoya “The Monster” Inoue, (13-0-0, 11 KO’s) of Yokohama, Japan defending his WBO Super Flyweight Title against top contender Antonio “Carita” Nieves, (17-1-2, 9 KO’s) of Cleveland, Ohio.

Opening the telecast, former WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, (36-1-1, 27 KO’s)) of Mexico City will battle fellow rival countrymen and former flyweight world champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, (35-2-0, 25 KO’s) of Sonora, Mexico.

The venue location and ticket information will be announced shortly.

The super flyweight division, long one of boxing’s most exciting, filled with many of the sports’ legendary superstars, will add …


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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

By Dwjuan Frazier and Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist and new WBC Silver Super Middleweight Champion, Claressa Shields (3-0, 1 KO), was dominant again last night. Shields and her opponent, Sydney LeBlanc (5-1-1), squared off in the main event of the “Detroit Brawl” series (Salita Promotions) at the Detroit Masonic Temple on Friday night. Shields overwhelmed LeBlanc with purposeful jabs and methodical right hands. Everyone was anticipating a Shields knockout, but LeBlanc, who accepted the fight on just three days’ notice, deserves some credit for sticking around for the full eight rounds. Shields won by unanimous decision, with the judges scoring the fight 80-72. (more…)

By Dwjuan Frazier and Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist and new WBC Silver Super Middleweight …


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Cano: I’m ready to fight

By Jeff Zimmerman

Heavy-handed super lightweights Pablo “El Demoledor” Cesar Cano (30-5-1, 21 KOs) and Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (23-3-1, 19 KOs) clash tonight for the vacant WBC Fecarbox super lightweight title on ESPN2 in the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, Texas. We caught up with Cano earlier this week.

On preparation for the fight
I have been training hard for two months and ready to fight.

Fighting at Dallas Cowboys HQ in Frisco, TX
I am very happy and appreciative of the opportunity to fight here and I know that they are very famous [Dallas Cowboys].

On Maldonado
He’s a southpaw, hits very hard. I’m ready to fight.

Final thoughts on the fight
I am focused and ready to take care of business and I’m excited to fight on TV for the 1st time.

By Jeff Zimmerman Heavy-handed super lightweights Pablo “El Demoledor” Cesar Cano (30-5-1, 21 KOs) and Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado …


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Opinion: How To distinguish Boxer A, Boxer B

By Joe Koizumi

In the wake of the internationally scandalous scoring in the IBF bantamweight title bout between Ryan Burnett and Lee Haskins in UK last Saturday, this reporter would like to make some suggestions for a judge to distinguish Boxer A and Boxer B in a world title bout, as follows:

1. It is recommendable to have each boxer use gloves in different colors.

2. It is also recommendable to have each boxer wear trunks in different colors.

3. It has been customary only for the referee and the supervisor to go and give instructions to each contestant prior to the world title bout, but it is highly recommendable that three judges will also accompany them to the dressing room in order to watch the face and physique of the boxer so that the judges will be able to distinguish Boxer A and Boxer B never to confuse A with B in their scoring. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi In the wake of the internationally scandalous scoring in the IBF bantamweight title bout between Ryan Burnett …


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Douglas Defends Women’s Belt vs. Undefeated Rivera

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Washington, DC’s Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas will defend the Universal Boxing Federation Female Super Flyweight championship against undefeated Ebony Rivera of Fayetteville, NC in a 10-round bout tonight at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD.

Douglas, the older sister of middleweight contender Antoine Douglas (11-1, four KO’s), is a two-time, two-division UBF champion who steps into the ring for the first time since May of 2016 when she won an eight-round unanimous decision over Anahi Torres at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Washington, DC’s Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas will defend the Universal Boxing Federation Female Super Flyweight championship …


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Khurtsidze formally stripped of WBO Interim belt

By David Finger

In a move that should come as a surprise to nobody, WBO Interim Middleweight champion Avtandil Khurtsidze was formally stripped of his title on Thursday by the WBO after he was arrested and formally charged by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York for Conspiracy under RICO (18 U.S.C. § 846), a charge that could lead to a sentence of 20-years in federal prison. Khurtsidze was forced to drop out of his July 8th showdown with WBO Middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders due to his arrest.

The WBO issued an order to show cause on June 8th, requiring Khurtsidze to of why the Committee should not recommend to give his reason to the WBO Executive Committee as to why his title should not be vacated. According the press release and resolution posted by the WBO on their website there was no response. (more…)

By David Finger In a move that should come as a surprise to nobody, WBO Interim Middleweight champion Avtandil Khurtsidze …


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Ward, Kovalev ready to settle dispute tonight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

We’re just hours away from the highly charged PPV rematch between WBA/WBO/IBF light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward and former champion Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Here’s how they looked at Friday’s weigh-in.


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By Przemek Garczarczyk We’re just hours away from the highly charged PPV rematch between WBA/WBO/IBF light heavyweight world champion Andre …


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Shields wins one-sided unanimous decision

By Dwjuan Frazier

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and new WBC Silver Super Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields (3-0, 1 KO), won by unanimous decision over her opponent Sydney LeBlanc (4-2-1) on Friday night at the Detroit Masonic Temple in the main event of another installment of the “Detroit Brawl” series. On display was Shields’ masterful ability to double up on her jabs and follow them up with right hands to the nose of LeBlanc. Shields proved to be dominant in yet another fight, even though the fight went the distance. LeBlanc never landed a significant punch and allowed Shields to use her as a punching bag for most of the fight. The judges scored the fight 80-72.

By Dwjuan Frazier Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and new WBC Silver Super Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields (3-0, 1 KO), won …


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Boxing returns to Woodland, CA

On June 23, hall of fame promoter Don Chargin of Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents Boxing returns with their second card of 2017 to the Woodland Community Center. The show is headlined by WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Champion Alan Sanchez (18-3-1 9 KOs) of Fairfield, CA, taking on knockout artist Miguel Huerta (28-14-1 18KOs) of Santa Ana, CA in the main event. (more…)

On June 23, hall of fame promoter Don Chargin of Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents Boxing returns with their …


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WBO #10 middleweight Kautondokwa dominates #12 Sai

By David Finger

Undefeated WBO Africa Middleweight champion Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia established himself as one of the elite contenders in the middleweight division last night (June 16, 2017) as he dominated Ghana’s Obodai Sai in Sai’s backyard in Accra. Kautondokwa used an effective jab early in the fight and tried to keep his distance against the wild and aggressive Sai. Although Sai often fired wild right hands from long range, he nonetheless appeared to be finding his range and closing the gap against the taller man, who fought in a style similar to Lennox Lewis. (more…)

By David Finger Undefeated WBO Africa Middleweight champion Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia established himself as one of the elite contenders …


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Albert Pagara foe replaced

Pinoy Pride 41 featured fighter and WBO #12 Featherweight “Prince” Albert Pagara will have to make some adjustments, as initially contracted opponent, Indonesian Waldo Sabu, backs out from their scheduled 10-round featherweight clash due to managerial issues.

ALA Promotions announces Thailander Aekkawee Kaewmanee as Pagara’s new foe. Kaewmanee has a total 25 professional fights under his name, and is a former IBF Pan Pacific featherweight champion.

Pinoy Pride 41 featured fighter and WBO #12 Featherweight “Prince” Albert Pagara will have to make some adjustments, as initially …


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Weights from Park City, Kansas

Nico Hernandez 112 vs. Jose Rodriguez 112.5
Noel Esqueda 152 vs. Limberth Ponce 155
Eric Vargas 125 vs. Humberto Tellez 125
Eddie Chavez 164 vs. Luis Fernando Juanez Jasso 162
Brian Clements 144,5 vs. Bryant Montalvo 148
Juan Hollingsworth 173 vs. Matt Dixon 174.5

Venue: Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas
Promoter: KO Night Boxing
TV: CBSSN

Nico Hernandez 112 vs. Jose Rodriguez 112.5 Noel Esqueda 152 vs. Limberth Ponce 155 Eric Vargas 125 vs. Humberto Tellez …


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Andre Ward 175, Sergey Kovalev 175

Andre Ward 175 vs Sergey Kovalev 175
(WBA Super World light heavyweight title)
(IBF World light heavyweight title)
(WBO World light heavyweight title)

Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 vs Moises Flores 122
(WBA Super World super bantamweight title)

Luis Arias vs Arif Magomedov
Cedric Agnew 175 vs Dmitry Bivol 174.5
Zoltan Sera 170.5 vs Junior Younan 170.5
Fabiano Pena 166 vs Vaughn Alexander 161
Christopher Martin 125.8 vs Tramaine Williams 124.5

Promoters: Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions
Venue: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas
TV: PPV

Andre Ward 175 vs Sergey Kovalev 175 (WBA Super World light heavyweight title) (IBF World light heavyweight title) (WBO World …




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