Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro (16-1, 12 KOs) turned in a dominant performance on Saturday night at the ...

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

By Gabriel F. Cordero Big-punching three division world champion Jhonny González once again showed his power on Saturday night before 9,000 and a ...

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

The pro debut of 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez was a success as Hernandez pounded on Patrick Gutierrez (0-3) for four ...

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

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

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 ...

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Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

By David Robinett at ringside Middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) passed the toughest test of his career thus far, outlasting Glen ...

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Helenius-Chisora 2 is on

By Pasi Taavitsainen

We’re hearing that Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck “Delboy” Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) will meet in a rematch on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The bout will be for the WBC Silver heavyweight title. Helenius previously scored a controversial split decision over Chisora in December 2011.

Robert Helenius: “Before our first match, I injured my right shoulder and had to fight for twelve-rounds with just one arm. If I was able to beat him with one arm, I don’t see any problems beating him when I have two…after I beat Chisora, I will be in a good position to challenge for the world title.”

Dereck Chisora: We had a lot of fun last time, and everyone knows who really won that fight. He can make all the excuses he wants, but that won’t help him on May 27.

By Pasi Taavitsainen We’re hearing that Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck “Delboy” Chisora (26-7, 18 …


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Yuriorkis Gamboa to return May 5 or 6?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has told to Fightnews.com® that there is a possibility that former Olympic gold medalist and multi-division world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa could reappear on May 5 or 6 in Las Vegas, adding to festivities on the weekend of the fight between the Mexican superstars Saul “Canelo” Álvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr. in an event presented by Golden Boy Promotions.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has told to Fightnews.com® that there is a possibility that former Olympic gold medalist …



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Linares and Zeuge favored to retain WBA titles

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares is a -245 favorite to defeat Anthony Crolla again in Saturday’s Showtime-televised rematch. Crolla, fighting in his hometown of Manchester, England, is +205. Three-division champion Linares dethroned Crolla by twelve round decision last September to capture the WBA crown.

In the other WBA world title fight, WBA super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge is a healthy -1900 favorite to successfully defend against mandatory challenger Isaac Ekpo +800 in Potsdam, Germany. Zeuge is currently the only German world boxing champion.

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares is a -245 favorite to defeat Anthony Crolla again in Saturday’s Showtime-televised rematch. Crolla, fighting …


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Narvaez pulls out of Rodriguez clash

A fight between longtime former world champion Omar Narváez and unbeaten WBC #3, IBF #4, WBA #8, WBO #10 bantamweight Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs) is off after Narvaez decided at the last minute not to travel to Puerto Rico. Rodriguez will now face late sub Robinson Laviñanza (11-3-1, 4 KOs) in a ten-rounder at the Parque Concepción Pérez Alberto in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Photo: F. Gaztambide

Promoter John Orengo of Fresh Productions explained, “The Narvaez team received the documents and tickets for the fight, but shortly before the flight, they told several Argentine media that there had been an error in the documents and there was nothing they could do about it. There was really nothing to do because everything was fine and they could have come without problems, but we’re not here to look at the past.”

A fight between longtime former world champion Omar Narváez and unbeaten WBC #3, IBF #4, WBA #8, WBO #10 bantamweight …




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Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

By David Robinett at ringside

Middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) passed the toughest test of his career thus far, outlasting Glen Tapia (23-4, 15 KOs) over ten rounds to earn the vacant NABF middleweight title in the main event of the debut telecast of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. Scores were probably a little wide, at 98-92, 99-91, and 100-90, as Tapia could arguably have taken at least three or four rounds. Tapia looked to be in trouble early, almost going down from a Quigley right to the body in round two before regaining his balance. Both fighters traded bombs in round three, making it appear likely that someone would end the fight early. However the fast pace of the early rounds took its toll on both fighters, with the action slowing down considerably over the second half of the fight.

Photo: Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Quigley was the first to yield the pace, changing his style from slugfest to boxer-puncher, and looked to be slowing down faster than Tapia. Quigley looked very tired in round six, meekly flicking his jab at Tapia while Tapia looked ready to pounce, loaded up on left and right hooks. Quigley continued to mostly circle and jab in round seven, fighting in spurts, seemingly aware his tank was getting low. Quigley’s decision to box proved to be the right one though, as Tapia couldn’t adjust and spent the final few rounds following Quigley and not able to pull the trigger more than a few times each round on the moving target. Ultimately, Tapia simply didn’t throw enough to take advantage of Quigley’s fatigue. (more…)

By David Robinett at ringside Middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) passed the toughest test of his career thus …


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Weights from Orlando, Fla.

Photo: Alex Nunez

Miguel Cruz 148 vs. Ali Mammadov 149
Dennis Galarza 134.4 vs. Jonathan Pérez 135.6.
César Seda 135.8 vs. Sergio Gómez 134.8.
Samuel Figueroa 152.2 vs. Ismat Eynullayev 153.6
Craig Duncan 172.2 vs. Samuel Miller 174.6
Josue Vargas 139.8 vs. Winton Carlos Velasquez 143.4
Peter Dobson 152.2 vs. Frank Gedeon 151.4
Edgar Berlanga 161.4 vs. Christopher Salerno 160.4

Venue: Orlando Live Event Center, Orlando Fla.
Promoter: Nelsons Promotions

Miguel Cruz 148 vs. Ali Mammadov 149 Dennis Galarza 134.4 vs. Jonathan Pérez 135.6. César Seda 135.8 vs. Sergio Gómez …


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Weights from Philadelphia

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales

Ray Robinson 149 vs. Claudinei Lacera 149.1
Branden Pizarro 136 vs. Matt Murphy 137.7
Christian Carto 118.6 vs. Rudolph Hedge 117.6
Jeremy Cuevas 138.3 vs. Jack Grady 142.1
Gadwin Rosa 130.3 vs. Wytama Faulk 131.8
Vidal Rivera 129.7 vs. Jesus Feliciano 126

Venue: The Fillmore
Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales Ray Robinson 149 vs. Claudinei Lacera 149.1 Branden Pizarro 136 vs. Matt Murphy 137.7 …


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WBA orders Relick-Barthelemy eliminator

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has ordered an elimination bout between 140-pounders WBA #1 rated Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 KOs) and former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KOs). The winner of the bout will be the mandatory challenger of the WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns, who will fight a WBA-IBF unification clash on April 15 against Julius Indigno.

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has ordered an elimination bout between 140-pounders WBA #1 rated Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 …



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Smith-Williams is now for the WBO interim jr middleweight title

The World Boxing Organisation today sanctioned the bout between Liam Smith and Liam Williams for the WBO interim super-welterweight world title. Smith and Williams’ showdown will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday April 8th, broadcast live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Promoter Frank Warren: “I am delighted to have delivered this opportunity for these two outstanding fighters. This fight has all the ingredients to be a fight the year contender and now, with the added prize of the interim belt, there is more than just pride on the line for both.

“It is well documented that Canelo has plans to step up in weight and that could well see the winner of this becoming a recognized world champion. It’s a great all-domestic clash that I don’t think will go the distance – they are going to come out swinging and it will be exciting while it lasts.” (more…)

The World Boxing Organisation today sanctioned the bout between Liam Smith and Liam Williams for the WBO interim super-welterweight world …


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Linares-Crolla Final Press Conference

Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla held a final press conference on Thursday in Manchester, England, for their rematch this Saturday for the WBA Lightweight World Championship, live on Showtime from Manchester Arena. Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) dethroned Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KOs) in a close, back-and-forth battle last September in Manchester to capture the WBA crown.

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

Here’s what the fighters had to say at Thursday’s press conference:

Jorge Linares: “I know once again I have everyone against me in his backyard, but that’s why I trained hard. I’m not coming in here feeling like the champion. I’m coming in here feeling like the challenger because I know I have to win very clear to go back home with a win.

Anthony Crolla: “I’ve always been better going in as the underdog. I know on Saturday night I’m going to need to be the very best Anthony Crolla to beat Jorge Linares. I really believe that if I show the improvements that I’ve made in the gym then I’ll get my belt back. I hope he comes in looking for the knockout. If Jorge comes looking for the knockout he breaks away from what he’s best at. And, if he does so, I believe it falls right into my hands…There’s a lot of people out there who think there is no way I can beat Jorge Linares, but I believe on Saturday night I’ll prove an awful lot of people wrong.”

Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla held a final press conference on Thursday in Manchester, England, for their rematch this Saturday …


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Joubert meets Taylor for Commonwealth title

By Ron Jackson

Warren Joubert, the South African junior welterweight champion, faces the toughest challenge of his career when he meets Scotland’s undefeated Commonwealth junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Arena on Friday night.

Taylor (8-0, 7 KOs) who is one of the hottest prospects in Great Britain’s boxing at the moment, won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and represented Scotland at the 2012 London Olympics. He was the gold medallist in the junior welterweight class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He has produced some impressive performances since joining the professional ranks. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Warren Joubert, the South African junior welterweight champion, faces the toughest challenge of his career when he …


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Robinson to battle Lacerda at the Fillmore

Hard Hitting Promotions will introduce a new boxing venue called the Fillmore to Boxing Friday night. The Fillmore will bring a Legendary Blue Horizon feel and have the fans almost on top of the action in the ring. Headlining the show will be an eight-round super welterweight contest featuring “The New” Ray Robinson (22-2, 11 KOs) against veteran former Brazilian welterweight champion Claudinei Lacerda (18-16-1, 13 KOs). (more…)

Hard Hitting Promotions will introduce a new boxing venue called the Fillmore to Boxing Friday night. The Fillmore will bring …



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Ex-champ Jhonny Gonzalez returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Many thousands of Mexican boxing fans are looking forward to the return of “Sabados de Box” on Televisa this Saturday at Josué Nery Santos Gym in Ciudad Juarez with the reappearance of popular former two-division world champion Jhonny González against Francisco “Dominican Boy” Contreras in an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo. Also, Lourdes “Pequeña Lulú” Juárez faces the local favorite Karina “Bella” Fernandez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Many thousands of Mexican boxing fans are looking forward to the return of “Sabados de Box” …


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Huck promises to bring pain to Briedis

One and a half weeks till the April 1 showdown between Marco “Captain“ Huck and Mairis Briedis in Dortmund, Germany, for the WBC cruiserweight title. Huck has worked very hard in the training camp in Braunlage, Niedersachsen, with his new trainer Oktay Urkal. The preparation with the former Olympic medalist was special because of Huck had broken the metacarpal bone in the last fight with Dmitro Kutcher in November 2016. But the injury is healed now and the bone is able to work under pressure.

“The pain was hard during the fight in November,” Huck said. “But of course I never thought to give up. Because of the long time being professional with my former trainer Ulli Wegner I have another sense of pain than the most other humans…” (more…)

One and a half weeks till the April 1 showdown between Marco “Captain“ Huck and Mairis Briedis in Dortmund, Germany, …


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DTLA Fights Weights from Los Angeles

Daniel “Twich” Franco 125.4 vs. Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin 126
Shane Mosley Jr. 161.8 vs. Demetrius Walker 167.1
Nigel Dawson 260.8 vs. Jesus Molina 222
Ruben Campos 135.8 vs. Gary Michaels 138
Robert Ochoa 121 vs. Carlos Ramirez 121.2
Humberto Velasquez 151.2 vs. Jordan Marriott 151.4
Cashton Young 210.3 vs. Oswaldo Ortega 221.3
Israel Duffus 183.2 vs. Michael Gbenga 181.2

Venue: Exchange LA Nightclub in Los Angeles
Promoter: PR Sports, Bash Boxing, Lights Out Promotions, and Roc Nation Sports

Daniel “Twich” Franco 125.4 vs. Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin 126 Shane Mosley Jr. 161.8 vs. Demetrius Walker 167.1 Nigel Dawson …


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Lomachenko, Usyk and Gvozdyk Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated champions and 2012 Ukrainian Olympic medalists Vasyl Lomachenko, Aleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk hosted a media workout at World Boxing Gymnasium in Oxnard, Calif. on Tuesday. All three are in deep training for their title defenses, which will take place Saturday, April 8, at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.

Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against former World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs). 2012 Olympic gold medalist Usyk (11-0, 10 KOs) will be defending his WBO cruiserweight world title against Top-10 contender Mike Hunter (12-0, 8 KOs). 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Gvozdyk (12-0, 10 KOs) will be defending his NABF light heavyweight title against Yuniesky Gonzalez (18-2, 14 KOs). (more…)

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Undefeated champions and 2012 Ukrainian Olympic medalists Vasyl Lomachenko, Aleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk hosted a …



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Funai finishes WBA #14 Nakagawa to win Japanese 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Perennial contender Ryuichi Funai (27-7, 18 KOs), 115, finally wrested the Japanese super-flyweight belt when he kept battering IBF#14 defending champ Kenta Nakagawa (13-3-1, 9 KOs), 115, and impressively finished him at 2:59 of the seventh round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Can you believe their personal episode? A couple of high school classmates were avid boxing fans, and started a boxing club in school together. Both entered paid ranks after their amateur experiences with Nakagawa belonging to Ray Sports Gym and Funai to Watanabe Gym in 2004. Twelve years passed and they, already 31, finally came to square off with the national belt on the line.

Funai’s career wasn’t so brilliant as he suffered a seventh-round TKO at the hand of future WBC bantam ruler Shinsuke Yamanaka in an eight-round bout in 2009, failed to win the OPBF 118-pound title via ninth-round TKO by Rolly Matsushita Lunas in 2012 and couldn’t wrest the Japanese 115-pound belt via majority nod to world-rated Sho Ishida last April. Nakagawa, a hard-punching southpaw, had a hiatus for six years after his third pro bout in 2005 and came back to ring action in 2011. Neither of them was Yamanaka or Inoue, but they diligently kept fighting to stay in the national ratings. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Perennial contender Ryuichi Funai (27-7, 18 KOs), 115, finally wrested the Japanese super-flyweight …


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Mukala , Lartey clash for vacant title

By Ron Jackson

In battle of unbeaten fighters Patrick Mukala from South Africa and Daniel Lartey of Ghana meet for the vacant WBA Pan African super-middleweight title at The Kempton Park Indoor Centre on Saturday.

Lartey (6-0, 4 KOs) who will be fighting out of his home country for the first time made his pro debut in June 2016 and then won four of his next fights on stoppages. The only fight that went the distance was a unanimous eight round points victory over Daniel Aduku (6-1-1) in November last year. In his most recent fight in December 2016 he stopped Justice Nortei in three rounds. (more…)

By Ron Jackson In battle of unbeaten fighters Patrick Mukala from South Africa and Daniel Lartey of Ghana meet for …


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Caferro battles Zeigler Saturday in Montana

By Ricardo Ibarra

Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro, Jr. (15-1, 11 KOs) will headline this Saturday’s “Magic City Fight Night” promoted by Silver Wolf Fight Promotions at the Shrine Auditorium in Billings, Montana, taking on Cheyenne Zeigler (3-12, 2 KOs), of Lower Brule, South Dakota in a super welterweight match-up.

The once-beaten Caferro is hoping to add his thirteenth consecutive win in his first fight in seven months. A one-time amateur stand-out, the popular central Montana fighter has fought sixteen times as a pro and suffered his only defeat in his third bout, a third round stoppage loss to Maurice Anthony in 2012. He’s held the Montana State welterweight, super welterweight, and middleweight titles. In his most recent fight, Caferro defeated rugged journeyman Daniel Gonzalez by decision last August. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro, Jr. (15-1, 11 KOs) will headline this Saturday’s “Magic City Fight Night” promoted …


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WBA orders Rigondeaux-Flores purse bid

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has called for a purse bid for the fight between WBA super bantamweight super champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) and interim champion Moisés Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) on April 3 at WBA Headquarters in Panama City, Panama. The minimum bid is $120,000 with a 75/25 split in favor of Rigondeaux.

Rigondeaux and Flores were originally notified about this mandatory fight on July 18, 2016 and they had reached an agreement to fight on the Cotto-Kirkland card in February. However, that whole event was suddenly canceled after Kirkland suffered a training injury so another Rigondeaux-Flores purse bid was ordered.

The purse bid will be overseen by WBA board member Aurelio Fiengo.

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has called for a purse bid for the fight between WBA …


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Weights from Randolph, NJ

Skender Halili 153.5 vs. Eduardo Flores 155
Enver Halili 149 vs. Ariel Vasquez 147
Ian Green 161 vs. Andy Mejias 160
Yurik Mamedov 145.9 vs. Francis Gakpetor 145
Aidos Yerbossynuly 162 vs. Riarus Dudley 166
Frederick Julian 174 vs. Jermaine Corley 170

Venue: Skylands Event & Conference Center, Randolph, New Jersey
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions, Rising Promotions and GH3 Promotions
TV: Sportsnet New York SNY (tape delayed)

Skender Halili 153.5 vs. Eduardo Flores 155 Enver Halili 149 vs. Ariel Vasquez 147 Ian Green 161 vs. Andy Mejias …


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Australian Update

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former Australian heavyweight champion Hunter Sam (11-9-2, 4 KOs) will challenge Dempsey McKean (9-0,3 KOs) on Friday in a rematch for the vacant interim Australian title on Friday at the Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Sam was defeated by McKean last December over six rounds. Hunter Sam captured the Australian championship in 2013 by outpointing David Lev but was defeated by former world rated Bowie Tupou in 2015 and 2016.
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Australian light heavyweight contender Mitchell Middleton Clark (11-2, 11 KOs) will clash with Clint Alderton (7-1, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds in a rematch with the vacant IBF Pan Pacific title up for grabs on Saturday at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Alderton defeated Middleton Clark in 2016 by eight round split decision in a Victorian state light heavyweight title bout.
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Maltese born 140-pounder Haithem Laamouz (8-0, 3 KOs) will return to action on Sunday against Indonesian Roy Tua Manihuruk (19-16-2, 15 KOs) in the main event over ten rounds at Club Punchbowl, Punchbowl, NSW, Australia. Laamouz is now based in Australia but is coming off a three round stoppage of Borslav Gligoric at the Aria Complex in Malta in August 2016. Promoter Paul and Hannah Nasari.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former Australian heavyweight champion Hunter Sam (11-9-2, 4 KOs) will challenge Dempsey McKean …


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ESPN2 Weights from Indio, Calif

Jason Quigley 160 vs. Glen Tapia 159.8

Photo: Lina Baker/Seeyouringside Photography

Randy Caballero 121.6 vs. Jesus Ruiz 121.6
Marlon Esparza 110 vs. Rachel Sazoff 109
Mauricio Herrera 146.2 vs. Hector Velesquez 144
Tureano Johnson 160 vs. Fabiano Pena 167.6
Hector Tanajara 130 vs. Daniel Pereles 135.6
Azat Hovhannisyan 121.4 vs. Diuhl Olguin 122

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: ESPN2

Jason Quigley 160 vs. Glen Tapia 159.8 Randy Caballero 121.6 vs. Jesus Ruiz 121.6 Marlon Esparza 110 vs. Rachel Sazoff …


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Trainer Peter Fury denied NZ entry

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO mandatory heavyweight challenger Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) will challenge WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0,18 KOs) at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 6 without his father/trainer Peter Fury in his corner after Immigration New Zealand declined a visa for the elder Fury on “character grounds”.

Immigration New Zealand issued a statement saying: “Mr Fury was ineligible for a visa unless granted a special direction. His case was fully considered and all representations submitted on Mr Fury’s behalf were taken into account before a decision was made to decline his request for a special direction.”

Fury has twice spent time in prison on drug-trafficking related charges. Parker’s promoter Duco Events said on Twitter that the fight will still be taking place.

The tweet said: “The WBO Heavyweight Title fight between Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury is still going ahead as planned.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO mandatory heavyweight challenger Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) will challenge WBO heavyweight …


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Brook-Spence May 27 on Showtime

Kell Brook will defend his IBF World Welterweight title against US star Errol Spence at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Saturday May 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office and on Showtime Championship Boxing in the US.

Brook makes the fourth defence of his beloved IBF strap he landed in the States in August 2014 with a career-best win over Shawn Porter, and blitzed Jo Jo Dan, Frankie Gavin and Kevin Bizier before stepping up to Middleweight to face fearsome Kazakh Gennady Golovkin at The O2 in September – and now the Sheffield star welcomes another unbeaten superstar into the ring.

Undefeated Spence became the mandatory challenger for Brook’s belt when he blasted Leonard Bundu inside six rounds in August, the eighth straight stoppage win for the Texas-based New Yorker who went into the fight after destroying Chris Algieri inside four rounds two months earlier. (more…)

Kell Brook will defend his IBF World Welterweight title against US star Errol Spence at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on …


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Golden Boy inks Romero Duno

Golden Boy Promotions today announced that it has signed WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight Champion and knockout artist Romero Duno (13-1, 12 KOs) to a multi-year promotional contract. Duno, of General Santos City, Phillipines, was last seen in the ring at the March 10 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB where he scored a second round knockout of Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (16-1, 14 KOs) to claim the WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight title in his U.S. debut before a sold out crowd at the Belasco Theater and televised live on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. (more…)

Golden Boy Promotions today announced that it has signed WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight Champion and knockout artist Romero Duno (13-1, …


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Cherry-Douglas clash set for April 4 on FS1

Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) will meet once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, April 4 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

Televised coverage also features an eight-round showdown between unbeaten featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (10-0, 5 KOs) and Luis Rosario (8-0-1, 7 KOs) plus Bethlehem’s Frank DeAlba (21-2-2-, 9 KOs) taking on Massachusetts-native Ryan Kielczweski (26-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight attraction.

Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) will meet once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight …


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WBO champ Saunders says he wants to unify with Golovkin

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders says he wants to make a unification bout with WBC/WBA/IBF champion Gennady Golovkin this summer and is willing to travel to Kazakhstan to make the fight. Speaking to iFL TV, Saunders proclaimed “Since I’ve been world champion I’ve always known there’s that one danger that I’d have to take soon, and it’s him. There’s not a day that passes where I don’t think about how to do it. I still say he’s the man to beat at the weight. He’s still the man of the moment.”

With all four recognized world middleweight titles on the line, initial talks appear to have gone smoothly and Saunders says he’s more than happy with the discussions that have taken place.

“I am happy with everything that they’ve suggested. All we want is a fair crack of the whip. If I go out there and box his head off, if I win then I want the decision! If I get beat, I get beat. I’ve got no rematch clause, he has got a rematch clause. I’m happy with everything like that – let’s go and roll the dice!”

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders says he wants to make a unification bout with WBC/WBA/IBF champion Gennady Golovkin this …


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Linares, Crolla ready to do it again

Photos: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

WBA Lightweight World Champion Jorge Linares and former champion Anthony Crolla participated in a public workout at National Football Museum in Manchester, England on Tuesday in preparation for their rematch this Saturday, live on SHOWTIME from Manchester Arena.

Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) dethroned Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KOs) in an action-packed battle last September in Manchester to capture the WBA crown. The Sept. 24 match was the first time the three-division titlist Linares, who also holds the WBC Diamond lightweight belt, was pushed the 12-round distance in his career. (more…)

Photos: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom WBA Lightweight World Champion Jorge Linares and former champion Anthony Crolla participated in a public workout at …


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“El Animal” Quigley Set to Headline on ESPN2

By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated Irish middleweight prospect Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) will have his biggest test to date when he takes on New Jersey’s Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) this Thursday, March 23rd at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California in inaugural edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN2 main event. We spoke to Quigley during his preparation as talked about his upcoming bout with Tapia.

Photo: SeeYouRingside Photography/Lina Baker

“This next fight will be a big test for me and we are looking forward to the challenge,” Jayson Quigley told Fightnews.com. “The only thing in my mind is Glenn Tapia that is the next hurdle in my career and it is my job to get him out of there.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Undefeated Irish middleweight prospect Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) will have his biggest test to …


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Berchelt-Miura set for WBC 130lb title clash

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaimán confirmed at the WBC weekly conference, that it was not necessary to have a purse bid for the fight between WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt and Takashi Miura, as promoters have reached an agreement and the fight is on June 24 in California.

In this way, Miguel, who won the title last January 28, defeating Francisco Vargas in one of the most dramatic fights of the year, will fulfill the mandatory defense of his belt against the formidable Miura.

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaimán confirmed at the WBC weekly conference, that it was not necessary to have a …


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Bivol to defend WBA interim belt April 14

Undefeated Dmitry Bivol will defend his Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title against Samuel Clarkson in the 12-round main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, April 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) at MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, MD., just outside of Washington, D.C.

Known for his aggressive style, Bivol (9-0, 7 KOs, 2-0 WSB) was a prominent amateur who is now determined to make his mark in one of boxing’s toughest weight classes. Clarkson (19-3, 12 KOs), of Cedar Hill, Texas, has won his last nine fights in a row and will make his third appearance on ShoBox. (more…)

Undefeated Dmitry Bivol will defend his Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title against Samuel Clarkson in the 12-round main event of …


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Josesito Lopez headlines April 9 FS1 card

Former world title challenger Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez (34-7, 19 KOs) will face Mexico’s Saul “Navajo” Corral (22-8, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Sunday, April 9 from The Novo at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Televised coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT and features unbeaten lightweight contender Alejandro “El Charro” Luna (21-0, 15 KOs) battling former title challenger Andrey Klimov (19-3, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout plus the pro debut of 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas in a six-round super featherweight fight.

Former world title challenger Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez (34-7, 19 KOs) will face Mexico’s Saul “Navajo” Corral (22-8, 13 KOs) …


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Louis, Wilder head Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame’s Inaugural Class

Boxing greats from past and present round out the inaugural class of the Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame. Inductees will be:

Pro Boxer: Joe Louis
Amateur Boxer: Deontay Wilder
Old Timer: Petey Sarron
Manager/Trainer/Promoter: Eddie Surrett
Support Personnel: Billy Martin

Joe Louis, born in Lafayette, Alabama was 66-3 with 52 knockouts. He made 25 successful title defenses, a record for the heavyweight division. Known as the “Brown Bomber”, he is listed by boxing experts as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Deontay Wilder, from Tuscaloosa, won America’s only medal in boxing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He made the Olympic team with just 21 bouts of amateur experience and brought home the Bronze Medal, thus earning the nickname, “The Bronze Bomber,” paying homage to his medal and fellow Alabamian Joe “Brown Bomber” Louis. (more…)

Boxing greats from past and present round out the inaugural class of the Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame. Inductees will …


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Barthelemy-Blanco collide March 28 on FS1

Unbeaten Cuban prospect Leduan Barthelemy (12-0, 6 KOs) will square-off against Reynaldo Blanco (14-3, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight contest that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes, Tuesday, March 28 from Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino in Nice, California.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features exciting unbeaten Marcos Hernandez (9-0, 2 KOs) facing once-beaten Kyrone Davis (11-1, 5 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight contest while undefeated prospect Malcolm McCallister (8-0, 8 KOs) competes in a six-round middleweight fight.

Unbeaten Cuban prospect Leduan Barthelemy (12-0, 6 KOs) will square-off against Reynaldo Blanco (14-3, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super …




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