WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) scored a stunning sixth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 ...

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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“May May” Ali stars at Paulie Ayala’s Punching Out Parkinson’s Fundraiser

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

It was not shocking that Maryum “May May” Ali packed the house last night as the featured guest at “Meet The Champs V” at The Fort Worth Club in downtown Fort Worth, Texas for former 2x world champion Paulie Ayala’s Punching Out Parkinson’s annual fundraiser. After all, her dad, “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, loved being around people so being an Ali and big crowds is just par for the course. Ayala’s Punching Out Parkinson’s was created to help those inflicted with the dreadful disease of Parkinson’s that has no cure where he leverages non-contact boxing drills to help with such things as balance, hand eye coordination, mental focus and muscle memory.

The star of the night was May May as she is affectionately known and definitely got her dad’s gift of gab. She shared very honest and personal stories of his fight against Parkinson’s, both the ups and the downs.

She also talked about some of the possible contributing factors to her dad’s disease such as the pesticide that was sprayed on the log cabins at her dad’s training camp in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania where he spent much of his time. Also Ali’s dad, Cassius Clay Sr. was a great sign painter in Louisville, KY painting markets, liquor stores and much more. The cans of lead paint were kept in the back of the house where Ali and his brother grew up and the fumes were extremely powerful. May May only found this out a year ago that her dad inhaled these fumes as a child. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Robert Hughes It was not shocking that Maryum “May May” Ali packed the house last night …


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The 12th Round – Nothing is impossible

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son

This weekend has been very special for me and my wife Christiane, as we visited our son Jose during parent´s weekend at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts. To sit at his Algebra class and remember the good old days at school and to see how technology has also taken over education techniques was marvelling. We are flying back with an aching heart but with a profound feeling of pride as our young man makes inroads in life.

Today Golden Boy Promotions is officially presenting a gigantic fight ; Canelo vs Chavez jr. Mexico City is the first stop to promote this bout which will catch the world´s attention as it has been highly anticipated for more than 6 years, specially in the Mexican and latino markets.

Both fighters have been closely related to the WBC since the beginning of their respective careers. Both conquered several WBC affiliated titles, including the World Youth championship and the Silver championship before conquering the Green and Gold glory. Canelo won the WBC vacant SuperWelter when Manny Pacquiao decided to go down to welter vacating the belt after beating Margarito. Canelo defeated Mathew Hatton and went on to defend the title 6 times before losing it to Floyd Mayweather in 2013. Canelo then conquered the WBC Middleweight crown defeating Miguel Cotto and defended it once vs Amir Khan. Chavez won the WBC middleweight crown vs Sebastian Zbik and defended it 3 times before losing to Sergio Maravilla Martinez. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son This weekend has been very special for me and my wife …



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Campa KOs Quintero, remains unbeaten

Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Pedro “La Roca” Campa rock (25-0, 19 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over former world title challenger Marvin Quintero (30-8, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the crowded municipal gymnasium in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. The end came at the 1:18 mark.

Photo: Zanfer

Also, jr flyweight Gilberto “Parrita” Medina (24-3, 20 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodríguez (19-13-5, 12 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 98-92 Medina and 97-93 Rodríguez.

Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Pedro “La Roca” Campa rock (25-0, 19 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over former …


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Krasniqi-Abraham set for April 22

A press conference has been scheduled to announce an April 22 clash between German stars Robin Krasniqi and Arthur Abraham at the Messe Erfurt Convention Center in Erfurt, Germany. The card is being billed as “X-Day” and the Krasniqi-Abraham clash will be an official WBO super middleweight elimination bout.

A press conference has been scheduled to announce an April 22 clash between German stars Robin Krasniqi and Arthur Abraham …




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Rey Vargas Team travels to England

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated Mexican prospect Ray Vargas flew from Mexico City International Airport to his bout with British Star Gavin McDonnell to challenge for the vacant WBC super bantamweight world title next Saturday Feb. 25 at the Ice Arena in Yorkshire, England.

“I’m going to conquer England, I know they’re going to want to complicate my life there, but I’m psyched for everything,” said Vargas. He is trained by Hall of Famer Nacho Beristain, who is looking for his 27th world champion while McDonnell seeks to achieve the feat of his twin brother Jamie to become world boxing champions.

In addition to Rey Vargas, another Mexican, Jairo “Doberman” Lopez made the trip to dispute the WBC Light Silver belt with British Luke Campbell. The event will be broadcast to Mexico by Televisa in association with Promociones del Pueblo.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Undefeated Mexican prospect Ray Vargas flew from Mexico City International Airport to his bout with British …


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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112 twice) to become a two-division champion on Saturday night at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The fight was fought at close quarters from the outset. Peterson attacked on the inside instead of working off his jab, as was largely his game plan when he unified the 140-pound division. Avanesyan and Peterson traded body punches and uppercuts, but it was Peterson who was more fluid and effective in the second half of the fight. Peterson committed to the body in the later rounds, connecting on 98 shots to the body over 12 rounds.

Both fighters connected on 40 percent of their total punches, but the real difference was that Peterson connected on 39 percent of his power shots compared to 29 percent for Avanesyan. (more…)

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in …


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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati.

The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs. activity. Granados (18-5-2, 11 KOs), a native of Chicago, was the busier fighter, throwing 683 total punches compared to 403 for Broner (33-2, 24 KOs). But “The Problem” connected at a 41 percent rate, compared to just 21 percent for his opponent.

The fight was fought largely on the inside, which Broner said was because he hurt his left hand in the first round and couldn’t work off his jab. Regardless of the reason, Granados was able to make the fight into the rough affair he had predicted.

“I knew that Adrian Granados was going to come tough,” Broner said. “At the end of the day, I was beating him up. This was an easy one for me. I feel good. (more…)

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the …


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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan to win WBA ‘regular’ welterweight title

In a bout for the WBA ‘regular’ welterweight championship, WBA #2 welterweight Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 18 KOs) dethroned formerly reigning champion David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) over a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. In an entertaining fight Peterson outworked Avanesyan over twelve rounds. There was lots of inside fighting. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 116-112

In a bout for the WBA ‘regular’ welterweight championship, WBA #2 welterweight Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 18 KOs) dethroned formerly reigning …



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Yildirim destroys Sushchyts in one

WBC #3 super middleweight Avni Yildirim retained his WBC International Silver belt moments ago at Teatro Principe in Milan with a first round stoppage of Belarus boxer Aliaksandr Sushchyts.
A world title shot looks closer for Avni.

OPI since 82 and Arena Boxing promoted the show with TV8,5 and Fight Network televised live in Turkey and Italy.

WBC #3 super middleweight Avni Yildirim retained his WBC International Silver belt moments ago at Teatro Principe in Milan with …


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Beterbiev-Barrera lands in Miami

It’s official: Montreal’s Artur Beterbiev (IBF #2 – 11-0-0, 11 KOs) will be in the most important fight of his career, against Cuban-born Sullivan Barrera (IBF #7 – 18-1-0, 13 KOs), for the mandatory challenger position for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heayvweight world title, held by American Andre Ward (31-0-0, 15 KOs). The Beterbiev vs. Barrera clash will take place April 21 in Miami, Florida.

“It is with great pride and confidence that we go into this fight in Miami,” Beterbiev’s promoter Yvon Michel (Groupe Yvon Michel). “In order for Beterbiev to receive maximum credibility, he needs to demonstrate that he can perform anywhere in the world. Because Sullivan Barrera, the only top-rated contender to accept the challenge to face Artur, could not cross the Canadian border, we agreed to have this fight take place in the United States. (more…)

It’s official: Montreal’s Artur Beterbiev (IBF #2 – 11-0-0, 11 KOs) will be in the most important fight of his …


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Adrien defeats Adrian in split decision; Browne KOs Williams in six

Former four division world champion Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over WBA #4, WBC #7 super lightweight Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout the fight Broner and Granados traded punches with Broner coming out slightly ahead. Broner won by scores of 97-93, 96-94 for Broner and 97-93 for Granados.

WBC #11, WBO #11, IBF# 13 light heavyweight Marcus Browne (19-0, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over WBC #15 Thomas Williams Jr. (20-3, 14 KOs). Browne dropped Williams in round two, then hit him when he was down and was deducted a point. In round four Browne controlled the action, dropping Williams again with a right hook. In round six Browne knocked down Williams for the third time, however this time Williams stayed on the canvas. Time was 0:42.

Former four division world champion Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over WBA #4, WBC …


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Cincinnati Undercard Results

By Eric Lorta

Desmond Jarman vs. Lucas Burger
Super Featherweights – 4 Rounds

It took Desmon Jarman just 29 seconds into the first round to take care of Lucas Burger. Burger, quite honestly, had no business in the ring with Jarman. The first punch that Burger threw he was off balance and almost fell down. From there Jarman unloaded with a combination and a crisp left hook that floored Burger and that was the end of the fight.

Tra-Kwon Pettis vs. Mike Fowler
Lightweights – 4 Rounds

Pettis used his range and reach to keep Mike Fowler guess the entire fight. Mike Fowler was game, but had no answers when it came to Pettis. Big skill difference in this fight. Ringside Reporter had Tra-Kwon Pettis winning 40-36. All three judges scored the fight 40-36 for Tra-Kwon Pettis.

Curtis Hill Jr. vs. Cory Dulaney
Light Heavyweights – 4 Rounds

Curtis Hill Jr. won by TKO in 1:06 of the first round. A double jab knocked Dulaney to the canvas. Dulaney got back up, but was extremely unsteady and the fight was stopped.

By Eric Lorta Desmond Jarman vs. Lucas Burger Super Featherweights – 4 Rounds It took Desmon Jarman just 29 seconds …



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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Story and photos by David Finger

One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday night (February 17th) as local prospects Gerardo Quintana and Isidro Castillo Jr. both emerged victorious. But whereas Castillo dominated his debuting opponent, a last minute sub named Ryan Colwell from Albuquerque, Quintana was taken the distance in a back and forth war that nearly saw the local prospect derailed.

In the main event Gerardo Quintana, 172.4, returned to the ring after a layoff of over 14 months to take on the little known Cesar Zamarripa, 174, of Ciudad Juarez. Zamarripa was making his professional debut but had nonetheless had some experience coming in, with six amateur fights in Juarez as well as six MMA fights. Zamarripa was a self described puncher who promised to give fans the “fight of the night” at the weigh-ins, and he more than kept his word as he landed a hard right hand in the opening minute of the round that told both fans, and Quintana, that the fight was not going to be an easy one. (more…)

Story and photos by David Finger One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday …


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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb

Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-7-1, 18 KOs) for the better part of seven rounds, before seriously rocking him with a right hand, left hook combination near the end of the 7th round of the scheduled 12 round cruiserweight match last night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. The bell to begin round 8 rang, but Gunn’s corner wisely stopped the bout seven seconds into the round. The win gave Jones the WBF cruiserweight belt. In the co-feature, WBA #4, WBO #5, IBF #15 junior middleweight Kanat Islam (23-0, 19 KOs) overcame a gruesome cut over his right eye to dramatically stop Robson Assis (16-4, 9 KOs) with a clean one-punch KO at 2:12 of the opening round of a scheduled 10-rounder. The card was promoted by David Feldman Promotions, Kings Promotions, and Nelson Promotions, in conjunction with The Casino at Delaware Park.

A slow, feeling-out opening round saw Bobby Gunn slowly inch forward behind a high guard while Roy Jones measured him with a quick jab. There wasn’t much action, but the tension and anticipation was high. The stage was set. Gunn was trying to pressure Jones to the ropes or into a corner, where he could land his heavy shots, and Jones waited to counter, while popping his jab. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic …


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Manny, me and Bob are fine–Koncz

By Nick Giongco

The camp of Manny Pacquiao insists that all is well between the Filipino fighting senator and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. As Pacquiao sets the stage for an April 23 fight in the United Arab Emirates, Canadian Mike Koncz, who serves as the 38-year-old’s adviser told Fightnews on Saturday that it is definite that the Pacquiao’s defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown won’t be held in Brisbane.

Arum was planning to bring Pacquiao to Australia to square off with undefeated Jeff Horn but the Middle East had a better financial package, prompting Koncz to get a deal in place for a fight either in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

Still, Koncz maintains that the decision to fight in the UAE is just temporary.

“Manny has made it clear that he will end his career with Top Rank,” said Koncz, stressing that under Arum’s promotional genius, Pacquiao reached greater heights. (more…)

By Nick Giongco The camp of Manny Pacquiao insists that all is well between the Filipino fighting senator and Hall …


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Peterson/Broner are tonight’s betting favorites

Former 140lb world champion Lamont Peterson is a -335 favorite to dethrone WBA interim welterweight champion David Avanesyan tonight at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Avanesyan backers can get +275.

Also four-division former world champion Adrien Broner is a -290 pick to defeat Adrian Granados +245. Both fights will be televised by Showtime.

Former 140lb world champion Lamont Peterson is a -335 favorite to dethrone WBA interim welterweight champion David Avanesyan tonight at …



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Maicelo scores big upset; drops WBO #3 Felix five times in decision win

In a clash of former world lightweight title challengers, Jonathan Maicelo (25-2, 12 KOs) scored an upset ten round unanimous decision over WBO #3, IBF #12 rated Jose Felix Jr (35-2-1, 27 KOs) on Friday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. In round one Maicelo hit Felix with a vicious hook, knocking him to the ground. In round three Maicelo knocked down Felix again. In round five Felix was knocked down twice by Maicelo. In round nine Felix was knocked down for the fifth time. Felix managed to get to the final bell. Scores were 95-90, 97-88, 96-90.

In a clash of former world lightweight title challengers, Jonathan Maicelo (25-2, 12 KOs) scored an upset ten round unanimous …


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Han retains IBF female feather belt

IBF female featherweight champion Jennifer Han scored a ten round unanimous decision over Olivia Gerula on Friday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. Han scored a knockdown in round five. Scores were 100-89 across the board.

Son of former world champion Raul Marquez, Arturo Marquez (6-0, 3 KOs) scored a four round unanimous decision over Ja’Mykle Wade (2-1-1, 1 KO). Scores were 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.

Undefeated middleweight Esquiva Falcoa (17-0, 12 KOs) scored an eighth round unanimous decision over Jaime Barboza (19-11, 9 KOs). Falcoa came out strong and controlled the action the entire fight. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

IBF female featherweight champion Jennifer Han scored a ten round unanimous decision over Olivia Gerula on Friday night at the …


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Jones Jr. dominates and stops Gunn

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photo: Darryl Cobb

Delaware boxing fans came out in force to get a glimpse of former multi-champion Roy Jones Jr. in the twilight of his career, and the 48-year old ring legend thrilled his many supporters by coming out victorious. Jones, 65-9, 47 KOs, scored an 8th round TKO of traveling tough guy Bobby Gunn, 21-7-1, 18 KOs, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE.

Jones dominated the action for six rounds before nearly flooring Gunn with a left hook in round seven. Gunn buckled from the punch, and it appeared Jones could have put him down with just one more shot – even a tap. However, Jones backed off and chose not to hit Gunn again.

Roy’s show of mercy allowed Gunn to survive the round, and the incident was par for this mostly friendly fight. The evening was filled with mugging, smiles, handshakes and much respect between the fighters.

After a minute’s rest, the bell sounded for round eight and Gunn took a step toward ring center before his corner men called him back and asked referee Bill Clancy to stop the fight. The official time was 7 seconds of round eight.

After the fight, both fighters praised each other and continued their friendly banter.

“I think he took it easy on me,” Gunn said of Jones.

No doubt that was the case.

By John DiSanto at ringside Photo: Darryl Cobb Delaware boxing fans came out in force to get a glimpse of …


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Manzanarez KOs ex-champ Diaz in four

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Mexican lightweight Robert Manzanarez (34-1, 28 KO’s) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico made his U.S debut scored a fourth round knockout over former world champion Mexican veteran Gamaliel Diaz (40-16-3, KOs) Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles as Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club returned on the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event.

Photo: Marlene Marquez, Pound4Pound

The tall Manzanarez kept his distance boxing patiently in the opening round as he connected big punches on Diaz. Fighting on the inside in round two Manzanarez landed a body shot as he dropped Diaz but referee Raul Caiz ruled it a slip. The southpaw Manzanerez continued to keep his distance in round three popping the jab on the stalking Diaz. A left uppercut by Manzanarez in round four did it as Diaz went down and referee Raul Caiz reached a ten count at 2:23. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Mexican lightweight Robert Manzanarez (34-1, 28 KO’s) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico made his U.S …


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Jones-Gunn undercard results

By John DiSanto at ringside

The the Pay-Per-View semi-final, undefeated Kanat Islam, 23-0, 19 KOs, overcame a head butt that left his right eye a bloody mess to knockout Brazilian Robson Assis, 16-3, 9 KOs, in their scheduled 10-rounder. The Kazakhstan fighter kept pressing after the butt and landed an overhand right that dropped Assis for the count. Referee Vic de Wysocki reached the count of ten at 2:12 of the first round.

In a 6-round junior lightweight fight, Allentown southpaw Frank De Alba, 21-2-2, 9 KOs, won a one-sided unanimous decision over Mexican German Meraz, 55-42-1, 32 KOs. All three official judges scored the bout a 60-54 shutout.

In a scheduled 4-rounder, Delaware’s Joey Tiberi, 14-2, 7 KOs, halted Bryan Timmons of St. Joseph, MO, 5-9, 5 KOs, in the final round of their junior welterweight fight. Referee Vic de Wysocki stopped the bout at 2:04 of the fourth. There were no knockdowns.

In the opening bout at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE, Dominican junior featherweight Dagoberto Aguero, 11-0, 8 KOs, scored a 6-round majority decision over Olimjon Nazarov of Uzbekistan, 14-5, 8 KOs. Aguero controlled most of the action, while Nazarov tried to turn the tide with his sweeping power shots. After the final bell, Aguero was awarded the victory by scores of 59-55, 58-56 and 57-57.

By John DiSanto at ringside The the Pay-Per-View semi-final, undefeated Kanat Islam, 23-0, 19 KOs, overcame a head butt that …


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Adrien and Adrian both weigh 146.5

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Adrien Broner 146.5 vs Adrian Granados 146.5
David Avanesyan 147 vs Lamont Peterson 146.5
(WBA Welterweight World title)

Marcus Browne 174.5 vs Thomas Williams 174.5
Curtis Hill Jr 173.5 vs Cory Dulaney 168
Tra-Kwon Pettis 136 vs Mike Fowler 136
Desmond Jarman 126.5 vs Lucas Burger 126

Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
Venue: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: Showtime
photos

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Adrien Broner 146.5 vs Adrian Granados 146.5 David Avanesyan 147 vs Lamont Peterson 146.5 (WBA Welterweight World …


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Mayfield targets Jones-Gunn winner

Former IBF world cruiserweight world champion Imamau Mayfield has thrown his hat into the ring to face the winner of tonight’s Roy Jones, Jr. vs.Bobby Gunn WBF World Cruiserweight title bout that will shown on Pay-Per-View.

The 44-yearold Mayfield of Freehold, New Jersey ended an eight-year hiatus last year in losing to then-undefeated heavyweight Dan Pasciolla, but he then came back to knock out Anthony Caputo Smith in six rounds on November 12th in Atlantic City. (more…)

Former IBF world cruiserweight world champion Imamau Mayfield has thrown his hat into the ring to face the winner of …


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Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Ex WBO king Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith is smoldering from the insinuation yesterday that, at 28, he is now damaged goods following his valiant defeat to ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in September, the only reverse on his 25 fight resume. Speaking to Glynn Evans, the Mersey mouth responded:

‘As we’ve no more press conferences scheduled for a few months, I want a right of reply to that sh*te Gary Lockett put out yesterday.

He was a TV pundit for my fight against ‘Canelo’ and he told all the viewers how well I done. So he’s either a sh*te pundit who misleads the viewers or he’s trying to play mind games. If he thought I took a beating from ‘Canelo’, he doesn’t understand boxing. That’s certainly not what he said at the time.

Like I said at both the press conferences this week, Liam Williams is like a lost little boy without Lockett whispering in his ear. If they think that they can get into my head by spouting sh*te, if Lockett and Liam Williams think they can compete with myself and Joe Gallagher when it comes to mind games, they’re living in a dreamworld. Bring it on. We all know Liam Williams hasn’t got the coolest head. What’s Lockett playing at. Professional suicide.’

Ex WBO king Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith is smoldering from the insinuation yesterday that, at 28, he is now damaged goods …


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Interview Dat Nguyen

Super featherweight Dat Nguyen (19-3, 6 KOs) is confident he’ll hang the first loss on rising prospect Miguel Flores (21-0, 9 KOs) in their ten round main event on FS1 and FOX Deportes. The fight takes place Tuesday, February 21 from Silver Street in Houston, Texas.

Super featherweight Dat Nguyen (19-3, 6 KOs) is confident he’ll hang the first loss on rising prospect Miguel Flores (21-0, …


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Weights from Milan

Avni Yildirim 167.6 vs Aliaksandr Sushchyts 165.6
WBC International Silver super middleweight title

Venue: Teatro Principe, Milan, Italy
Tv: TV8,5 (Turkey), FightNetwork (Italy), FightKlub (Poland)
Promoters: Arena Boxing (Ahmet Oner), OPI Since 82 (Salvatore Cherchi), Principe Boxing Events (Alessandro Cherchi)

Avni Yildirim 167.6 vs Aliaksandr Sushchyts 165.6 WBC International Silver super middleweight title Venue: Teatro Principe, Milan, Italy Tv: TV8,5 …


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Roy Jones, Bobby Gunn make weight

Bobby Gunn 197.4 vs Roy Jones Jr. 199
Kanat Islam 154.2 vs Robson Assis 154.6
Frank De Alba 130.2 vs German Meraz 129
Joey Tiberi, Jr. 136 vs Bryan Timmons 138.2
Dan Biddle 214 vs Lamont Singletary 204.8
Olimjon Nazarov 119.4 vs Dagoberto Aguero 118.6
Henry Stewart 176.6 vs Martez Williamson 190.6
Eddie Ortiz 162.2 vs Jeff Chiffens 157.4

Promoters: David Feldman Promotions, Nelsons Promotions, King’s Promotions
Venue: The Chase Center, Wilmington, Delaware
TV: PPV

Bobby Gunn 197.4 vs Roy Jones Jr. 199 Kanat Islam 154.2 vs Robson Assis 154.6 Frank De Alba 130.2 vs …


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Erickson Lubin media day

Photos: Douglas DeFelice/Prime 360

Undefeated rising star Erickson “Hammer” Lubin hosted media at his gym in his hometown of Orlando Thursday as he prepares to face once-beaten contender Jorge Cota Saturday, March 4 in a 12-round super welterweight world title eliminator on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.

Here is what Lubin and his trainer had to say Thursday:

Erickson Lubin:

“I haven’t stopped training since my last fight on December 10. We have been full throttle since. (more…)

Photos: Douglas DeFelice/Prime 360 Undefeated rising star Erickson “Hammer” Lubin hosted media at his gym in his hometown of Orlando …


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UniMas weights from El Paso, Texas

Jose Felix Jr 135.2 vs Jonathan Maicelo 135.0
Jennifer Han 125.8 vs Olivia Gerula 127.6
Esquiva Falcoa 161.8 vs Jaime Barboza 161.6
Arturo Marquez Jr 148.2 vs Ja’Mykle Wade 147
Jesse Garcia 128 vs Jeremy Longoria 127.4
Alexander Moreno 118.4 vs Augustine Banegas 117.8

Venue: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

Jose Felix Jr 135.2 vs Jonathan Maicelo 135.0 Jennifer Han 125.8 vs Olivia Gerula 127.6 Esquiva Falcoa 161.8 vs Jaime …


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Broner, Granados final presser

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Saturday, February 18 live on SHOWTIME® from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Here is what the participants had to say Thursday from the Cintas Center:

Adrien Broner:

“I know everyone is used to me coming up here and being boastful. That’s not me anymore. I have a lot of respect for Adrian Granados and he’s a great fighter. (more…)

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados went face-to-face Thursday at the …


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Jermall Charlo vacates IBF junior middleweight world title

Undefeated champion Jermall Charlo relinquished the IBF junior middleweight title this afternoon in order to pursue bigger challenges and another world championship in the middleweight division.

“I’ve been thinking about moving to 160 pounds for a while now,” Charlo said. “It was a struggle for me to make the weight for the last title fight. Once I captured the title I defended it immediately, because I wasn’t sure how long I could hold the weight. I held it an extra year to fight Austin Trout and Julian Williams. I feel there are bigger and better things for me at 160 where I can still hold my weight and be stronger. The idea of being a two-time world champion is a big goal for me. (more…)

Undefeated champion Jermall Charlo relinquished the IBF junior middleweight title this afternoon in order to pursue bigger challenges and another …


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Liam’s trainer Lockett criticizes other Liam

Lauded Welsh trainer Gary Lockett feels that the momentum is with his man, reigning British champ Liam Williams, ahead of the unmissable super-welter set-to against former WBO boss Liam Smith at Manchester Arena on April 8th.

Lockett: “Liam Smith is easily the best opponent my kid has faced. He has exceptional shot selection and is more defensively adept than Williams. Smith can be a little lazy when he’s on the outside, preferring to use his feet and decent head movement to work close, where he appears more comfortable.

“‘Beefy’ is a very good body puncher; a master at that left hook behind the elbow. My Liam must be wary of that, and he will be. A bit of fear will hopefully encourage him to use his own attributes a bit better. There’s ways and means to apply our pressure. Expect Williams to be more switched on mentally than he’s ever been. (more…)

Lauded Welsh trainer Gary Lockett feels that the momentum is with his man, reigning British champ Liam Williams, ahead of …


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Greg Cohen Promotions signs heavyweight Joey Dawejko

Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of heavyweight contender Joey Dawejko (17-4-3, 10 KOs).

Dawejko (pronounced Da-Vayko) of Philadelphia, has been a classic underachiever, thus far, in his professional career, but says the addition of Cohen as his promoter is just one of the changes he has made.

The 26-year-old Philadelphian has always been a talent but, admittedly, hasn’t always been in the best shape for his fights. “My manager, Mark Cipparone, changed my life,” he explained. “I used to take fights on a week’s notice for no money, so I never gave it 100%. Plus, I was working 12-14 hours a day as a roofer. The first day I got with him, I told him I can’t make the gym today because I’m going to be working and couldn’t get there in time. He said ‘Quit. This is your full-time job now.'” (more…)

Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of heavyweight contender Joey Dawejko (17-4-3, 10 KOs). Dawejko (pronounced Da-Vayko) of Philadelphia, …


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Clash Between Harrison and Hurd is now for the vacant IBF Junior Middleweight world title

The stakes have been raised in the junior middleweight showdown between Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (19-0, 13 KOs). The clash between Harrison and Hurd has been elevated to a battle for the vacant IBF 154-pound world title and is part of an exciting night of action Saturday, February 25. on Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes.

The title become vacant after titlist Jermall Charlo dropped the belt to move up to middleweight to seek bigger challenges in a new division.

Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama and is headlined by undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder defending his title in his home state for the fourth time, as he faces undefeated contender Gerald Washington.

“These guys have already shown their mettle by agreeing to fight each other – No. 2 versus No. 3 – for the No. 1 spot,” said Tom Brown of TGB Promotions. “Having this match be for a world title is a great reward for two young guys who have shown a willingness to face each other.” (more…)

The stakes have been raised in the junior middleweight showdown between Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (19-0, …


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Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara gains U.S. citizenship

Photo: Team Lara

WBA and IBO super-welterweight champion, Erislady “The American Dream” Lara, is truly living the American dream since he has now completed all the eligibility requirements to become a U.S citizen. Erislandy, along with his wife Yudi, took an oath of allegiance to the United States today, solidifying their citizenship.

Lara, who made his U.S. boxing debut in Primm, Nevada, in January of 2009, is elated about gaining his U.S. citizenship. He reflects on the long journey it took to become a U.S citizen.

“When I arrived in the United States in 2008, my main goal was to become a citizen of this great nation.” said Erislandy Lara. “It brings me great joy to know that I am now a legal citizen of the United States of America. It’s been a long journey to get where I’m at today, and I couldn’t have done it without my beautiful wife Yudi. Together, we fulfilled all the legal requirements that were mandated to become a U.S citizen.”

“Living in here in the States has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family.” Lara continued. “With hard work, and the help of many good people around me, I’ve been able to provide for my loved ones. My goal is to continue my boxing career with my core team, and someday, God willing, become a Boxing Hall of Famer.”

Photo: Team Lara WBA and IBO super-welterweight champion, Erislady “The American Dream” Lara, is truly living the American dream since …




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