Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta "Tank" Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight title with ...

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) ...

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Gervonta Davis delivered a star-making performance in the co-featured fight of the night, ...

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Serrano tops Rivas to retain WBO title and claim WBC Diamond belt

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside

In a bout that made history as the first nationally televised women’s world title bout in nearly a decade, (since Mary Jo Saunders vs. Valerie Mahfood in 2007), Amanda Serrano (31-1-1, 23 KOs) comfortably fought off Yazmin Rivas (35-10-1, 10 KOs) to defend her WBO Female Junior Featherweight title on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Serrano also claimed the WBC diamond belt. (more…)

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside In a bout that made history as the first nationally televised women’s …


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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem scored the biggest win his of career with an upset, sixth round technical knockout over the heavily-favored Ievegen Khytrov on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Aleem (17-0-1, 10 KO’s) nearly knocked Khytrov out in the first round, knocked him down in the third and again in the sixth before referee Eddie Claudio stepped in with Khytrov badly beaten and bloodied along the ropes. The fight was stopped at the 1:20, giving Aleem the WBC Silver middleweight title. (more…)

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem scored the biggest win his of …



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Off-TV Results from Brooklyn

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside

Welterweight Thomas Dulorme won his second fight in a row following a 2015 title loss to Terence Crawford. Fighting at 144.5 pounds, Dulorme dominated the gusty but overmatched Brian Jones en route to a sixth round technical knockout victory on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Dulorme (24-2, 16 KO’s) essentially did whatever he wanted, landing combinations at will. He did have a point docked for hitting Jones low in the fifth (referee Shada Murdaugh had issued a previous warning) but besides that he had no real trouble. After connecting with yet another quick flurry of shots in the sixth, Murdaugh stepped in to call the fight off with Jones (13-7, 7 KO’s) still on his feet. Time of the stoppage was 1:49. (more…)

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Welterweight Thomas Dulorme won his second fight in a row following a …


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Nicklow Wins Unanimous Decision In Glen Burnie

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Veteran Baltimore, MD super middleweight Jessie “The Beast” Nicklow won an eight-round unanimous decision over Chauncey “Grimm” Fields of Lynchburg, VA in front of a packed house at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. The bout was the main event of the Baltimore Pro Boxing promotions card.

Nicklow came forward and pressured Fields for the duration of the contest. Nicklow also showed good footwork as he was able to cut Fields off at almost every turn. There was one misstep in the third round, however, as the feet of both men tangled and Nicklow went down as Fields threw a punch. Referee Kenny Chevalier ruled a knockdown in favor of Fields. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill Veteran Baltimore, MD super middleweight Jessie “The Beast” Nicklow won an …




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Wilson shuts out Chavers over eight in Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

Unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (16-0, 7 KOs) added another win to his unblemished record on Friday night at the Jackson County Expo in his hometown of Central Point, Oregon, turning in a dominant eight round performance, beating Oklahoma’s Aaron Chavers by unanimous decision in the main event of White Delight Promotions’ “Rogue Valley Rumble” 6. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra Unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (16-0, 7 KOs) added another win to his unblemished record …


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Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne Update

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne contacted Fightnews.com® to give the latest update regarding his failed drug test by the WBC Clean Boxing Program in November. “I get asked every day and the last thing I wanted to be doing is nothing. I’m training hard every day. I’m fit. I’m sitting at about 270 pounds. Fitter than I have ever been which is good. I’m performing better in sparring and everything else. So it’s a ‘wait and see game’ for me. I’m waiting for the WBC to come up with some sort of a decision. I have a meeting with the WBA on Tuesday. Just to see what happens – maybe fined – maybe banned. I will see what happens. But I will be back with a vengeance and literally fight as often as I can and for as many belts as I can. So that’s what’s going on at the moment.”

Browne scored a ten round stoppage of Ruslan Chagaev in March 2016 to capture the WBA heavyweight crown in Chechnya but later was stripped because he failed a drug test.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne contacted Fightnews.com® to give the …


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Unbeaten middleweights collide TONIGHT

Two world title fights on Showtime tonight, but the fight leading off the 7PM Showtime Extreme telecast could steal the show. Somebody’s O has to go when undefeated middleweights Ievgen Khytrov (14-0, 12 KOs) and Immanuwel Aleem (16-0-1, 9 KOs) collide in a ten-rounder for the WBC silver belt.

“I’ve seen Aleem fight and he’s nothing special,” stated Khytrov. “He’s very fast. He does everything very quickly. But he can be hit. He has a little bit of power, but I can hit him. I’m going to take advantage of his mistakes. I’m ready for this fight and I’m going for the knockout. This isn’t going to be a long fight. I think I will knock him out in five or six rounds. (more…)

Two world title fights on Showtime tonight, but the fight leading off the 7PM Showtime Extreme telecast could steal the …


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WBA champ Lara targets GGG and Canelo

As expected, WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) continued his reign with a fourth round knockout of former world champion Yuri Foreman (34-3, 10 KOs) on Friday night at Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami

“I’m very happy with my performance tonight,” said Lara afterward. “He was a little bit awkward, so I had to make some adjustments and we got him out of there. I’m ready to fight the best in the world, Golovkin, Canelo… whoever is willing to step in the ring with me, I’m willing to fight.” (more…)

As expected, WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) continued his reign with a fourth round knockout …



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Former champ Zab Judah headlines “Bridge Wars” on January 21st in Trenton

Promoter Renee Aiken of Boss Lady Promotions has stepped up the ante in her second ProAm extravaganza at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey on Saturday January 21st . The loaded card titled “Bridge Wars: Kingdom of Judah” features the return of former five time world champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs). (more…)

Promoter Renee Aiken of Boss Lady Promotions has stepped up the ante in her second ProAm extravaganza at the Sun …


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Unbeaten Beppu draws with ex-OPBF 154lb champ Bellamy

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

In the first show at the Korakuen Hall, unbeaten welterweight KO sensation Yuki Beppu (14-0-1, 14 KOs), 145.5, failed to extend his unblemished knockout streak as he was held to a split draw (77-76, 74-78, 76-76) by former OPBF and Japanese national super-middle titlist Charles Bellamy (previously fighting as Charlie Ota; 26-3-2, 17 KOs), 146.5, over eight hard-fought rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. It was true that Beppu’s KO record thus stopped, but he finely demonstrated his good talent and future possibility.

Beppu, a rugged hard-puncher, swarmed over the veteran US campaigner residing here long from the outset, lopsidedly battering him from all angles though Bellamy covered himself up well in the first two sessions. Fast and ferocious, Beppu kept on positively punching the defensive foe, but Bellamy began to retaliate with a fewer but more accurate countering shots in the fourth. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda In the first show at the Korakuen Hall, unbeaten welterweight KO sensation Yuki …


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Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over former world champion Yuri Foreman (34-3, 10 KOs) on Friday night at Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami, Florida. After two tactical rounds, Lara was credited with a knockdown in round three after what was a clear slip by Foreman. There was no question about the knockdown in round four, however. Lara dropped Foreman with a crushing left uppercut that left Foreman was unable to continue. Time was 1:47.

After the fight, Lara called out Golovkin and Canelo by name, saying he wants the best in the division.

Note: Foreman, an ordained Orthodox Rabbi, was fighting on the Jewish Sabbath for the first time in his career.

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Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round …


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Dirrell destroys Nemesapati

Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (29-1-1, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Norbert Nemesapati (24-4, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, Florida. Dirrell controlled the action in the entire fight. In round two Dirrell landed power punch after power punch on Nemesapati who barely weathered the storm. The referee stopped the fight after the end of round six. The time was 2:56.

Former WBA bantamweight champion Juan Carlos Payano (18-1, 9 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Isao Gonzalo Carranza (15-8-1, 8 KOs). Payano outboxed Carranza from the start of the fight. In round seven the referee stopped the fight. The time was 1:16.

Unbeaten welterweight Miguel Cruz (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a controversial ten round split decision over previously unbeaten Alex Martin (13-1, 5 KOs).

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Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (29-1-1, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO …



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WBC: To all boxers enrolled in the CBP…

Dear champions, challengers, and fighters,

we wish you a great 2017, hoping your dreams and ambitions materialize. As you are aware, every fighter enrolled in the Clean Boxing Program must keep updated information on their whereabouts. This is extremely important, in order to avoid any missed tests, which could become a problem. Remember to promptly notify any changes of location to info@VADA-testing.org. Also, we would like to recommend that you take 30 minutes to again view the webinar, which provides important information about PEDS that can help you prevent becoming involved with illegal substances or entangling yourselves in illegal procedures. http://wbcboxing.com/WBCVADA/ We are all standing together, shoulder to shoulder, keeping the sport of boxing great and safe! We are very proud of you all and also thank you for showing the world that you truly and deeply care for the sport, for Fair Play and CLEAN BOXING. Lets have a great 2017!

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Dear champions, challengers, and fighters, we wish you a great 2017, hoping your dreams and ambitions materialize. As you are …


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Jack, DeGale, Pedraza, Davis make weight


Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

James DeGale 166.5 vs. Badou Jack 167.75
(WBC/IBF super middleweight title)
Jose Pedraza 129.5 vs. Gervonta Davis 129
(IBF super featherweight title)

Ievgen Khytrov 159.5 vs. Immanuwel Aleem 158.5
(WBC Silver middleweight title)
Amanda Serrano 120.75 vs. Yazmin Rivas 121.5
(WBO female super bantamweight title)
Thomas Dulorme 145.75 vs. Brian Jones 144.5

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: Showtime, Showtime Extreme

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Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime James DeGale 166.5 vs. Badou Jack 167.75 (WBC/IBF super middleweight title) Jose Pedraza 129.5 vs. …


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Weights from Tecate, BCN, Mexico

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Carlos Ocampo 148 vs. Daniel Echeverría 149.5
Carlos Díaz 135 vs. Gabriel Piña 134
Maximino Flóres 110 vs. Ulises Lara 110
Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Ismael urieta 140
Carlos Ornelas 126.7 vs. Rafael Sánchez 126
Pedro Duran 133 vs. Eduardo Soto 132
Leonardo Báez 122 vs. Efraín González 122.5
Eduardo Báez 122 vs. Angel Montes 122.7

Venue: Gimnasio Municipal “Gustavo Díaz Ordaz”
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico)

Photo: Zanfer Promotions Carlos Ocampo 148 vs. Daniel Echeverría 149.5 Carlos Díaz 135 vs. Gabriel Piña 134 Maximino Flóres 110 …


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Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. May 6

It’s official. Golden Boy Promotions today announced that Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) is on for May 6, Cinco de Mayo weekend, on HBO PPV. The 12-rounder will be contested at a maximum of 164.5 pounds. Details regarding venue and an international press tour will be announced soon.

Canelo Alvarez: “I’m excited to announce my fight against Julio César Chávez, Jr. and confirm that I will be prepared, like I’ve been throughout my career, to give a great fight. I want to remind you that when two Mexican fighters face-off, a spectacular show is guaranteed, and I can assure you that May 6 will be no exception especially during the Cinco de Mayo festivities. Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day in September are important dates for us Mexicans, and I’m expecting a great night for boxing and the whole world.”

Julio César Chávez, Jr: “I dedicate this fight to Mexico. I’m going to win, but my country will too because this is the fight that boxing needs.”

It’s official. Golden Boy Promotions today announced that Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 …



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Subway Boxer Mike Lee returns Feb 16

Undefeated light heavyweight Mike Lee, (18-0, 10 KO’s), will return to fight in Southern California for the first time in six years headlining the next installment of the acclaimed Fight Club OC on Thursday, February 16 at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. World ranked #12 by the World Boxing Organization and #13 by the International Boxing Federation, Lee will face an opponent to be announced shortly.

A native of Chicago, Lee now resides full-time in Los Angeles, training at the famed Wild Card West Boxing Gym in Santa Monica, California under the tutelage of trainer Jamal Abdullah. (more…)

Undefeated light heavyweight Mike Lee, (18-0, 10 KO’s), will return to fight in Southern California for the first time in …


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Dimitrenko is the new opponent for Granat

Promoter Erol Ceylan has announced that Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko (38-3, 24 KOs) is the new opponent for unbeaten heavyweight Adrian Granat (14-0, 13 KOs) on March 18 in Malmö, Sweden. Granat was originally slated to face little-known Bogdan Dinu (16-0, 12 KOs). Although coming off a KO loss to current WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in October, Dimitrenko figures to be a tougher opponent.

Promoter Erol Ceylan has announced that Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko (38-3, 24 KOs) is the new opponent for unbeaten heavyweight Adrian …


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Golovkin Focused on Jacobs

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Tom Hogan, K2 Promotions

The Big Drama Show returns to the Big Apple as WBC, WBA “super” and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan will take on WBA “regular” middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, March 18 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden live on HBO PPV. We caught up with “GGG” as he talked about his upcoming showdown with Jacobs.

“It’s an interesting fight. I am excited I think this is a very big fight because Danny is an amazing fighter and Danny wants this fight,” Gennady Golovkin told Fightnews.com “This is my fifth time fighting at Madison Square Garden it’s the Mecca of Boxing,” Golovkin added.

“This is like a homecoming for Gennady because we really built Gennady’s career in New York at Madison Square Garden. It works well with Daniel having his following and being from Brooklyn,” K2 Promotions Tom Loeffler told Fightnews.com (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Tom Hogan, K2 Promotions The Big Drama Show returns to the Big Apple as WBC, WBA …


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Weights from Central Point, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

Mike Wilson 198.6 vs. Aaron Chavers 195.6
Juan Jaramillo 129.2 vs. Rob Diezel 127.1
Justin Milani 195.8 vs. Alberto Rivas 192.5
Victor Morales, Jr. 127.1 vs. Luis Gomez 126.2
DJ Linderman 254.8 vs. Sylvester Barron 222.4
Brandon Maddox 160.4 vs. Rafael Valencia 165

Promoter: White Delight Promotions
Venue: Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra Mike Wilson 198.6 vs. Aaron Chavers 195.6 Juan Jaramillo 129.2 vs. Rob Diezel 127.1 Justin Milani 195.8 …


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Q&A: Milan Melindo

Barely two months after his impressive win over then IBF #3 light flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. at the Cebu Coliseum, Melindo has already set his sights on his next goal. Even without a final date for a fight against regular IBF World Light Flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi, Melindo hasn’t stopped training since coming back to the gym a week after his Nov. 26 championship fight.

“I didn’t even feel like going on a vacation for the holidays. I know I still have to train harder, I want to train harder”, Melindo added. (more…)

Barely two months after his impressive win over then IBF #3 light flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. at the Cebu Coliseum, …


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Jack, DeGale final press conference

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Super middleweight champions Badou Jack and James DeGale went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their world title unification showdown that headlines action this Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on Showtime.

Badou Jack

“I promise the fans it’s going to be an exciting fight. Don’t blink, because this one could be over quickly. One punch can change the fight.

“I’m fighting another world champion so I know that it’s not going to be easy. No matter what, we’re getting the job done.
(more…)

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Super middleweight champions Badou Jack and James DeGale went face-to-face Thursday at the final press …


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Jack-DeGale WBC officials named

Veteran referee Arthur Mercante Jr. will be the third man in the ring when WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack takes on IBF super middleweight champ James DeGale in Saturday night’s big world title unification clash at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Judges are Glenn Feldman, Julie Lederman, and Steve Weisfeld. WBC supervisor is Chuck Williams.

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Veteran referee Arthur Mercante Jr. will be the third man in the ring when WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack …


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Lara, Foreman make weight


Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Erislandy Lara 154 vs Yuri Foreman 153.2
(WBA super world welterweight title)

Anthony Dirrell 169.8 vs Norbert Nemesapati 168
Miguel Cruz 146 vs Alex Martin 146.8
Juan Carlos Payano 119 vs Isao Gonzalo Carranza 118.4
Dennis Galarza 135.2 vs Edgardo Rivera 134.4
Robert Daniels Jr. 180.8 vs Antonio Alicea 179.2

Promoter: Warriors Boxing Promotions
Venue: Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, Florida
TV: Spike

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Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions Erislandy Lara 154 vs Yuri Foreman 153.2 (WBA super world welterweight title) Anthony Dirrell 169.8 …


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Commey parts ways with Sauerland Promotions

World ranked lightweight contender Richard Commey (24-2-0, 22 KOs) has parted ways with Sauerland Promotions, effectively immediately, it was announced today by his manager Michael Amoo-Bediako of Streetwise Management. Sauerland exercised their right to terminate Commey’s contract after he lost a close split decision to Robert Easter in a world title fight last September, then lost a split decision to Denis Shafikov in an eliminator last month.

Amoo-Bediako stated that he has already received many calls in regards to Richard, who is currently rated WBC #10.

World ranked lightweight contender Richard Commey (24-2-0, 22 KOs) has parted ways with Sauerland Promotions, effectively immediately, it was announced …


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Fonfara: I want to prove everyone wrong

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Top light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KO) has released a statement regarding his upcoming plans and 2017 outlook:

Andrzej Fonfara
Photo: Stephanie Trapp for Team Fonfara

“I feel that I’m in the best shape in my life. Always after a loss, I was back stronger. This time will be no different. I cannot wait to be back in the ring and prove everyone wrong – especially those, who already count me out. I have special motivation, I’m working hard and fruits of my labor will be visible very soon. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Top light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KO) has released a statement regarding his upcoming plans …


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Lara: I’m not looking past Yuri Forman

WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara is primed and ready for his world title defense against former world champion Yuri Foreman this Friday on Spike from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami. Here is what Lara had to say about Foreman, training camp with Ronnie Shields and more:

Erislandy Lara
Photo: Hosanna Rull / Team Lara

On facing former world champion Yuri Foreman…

“I’m grateful to Yuri Foreman for accepting this fight. I know he’s hungry to get back in the ring. He wants to prove that he’s still relevant in the super welterweight division. He’s a former world champion who knows what it’s like to win at the elite level. I’m not looking past Yuri Forman, but I’m very confident I’ll be victorious. I feel I’m going to be the superior fighter when we both step in the ring tomorrow night.” (more…)

WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara is primed and ready for his world title defense against former world champion …


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Team Parker pursuing Wilder clash

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

David Higgins of Duco Events, promoter of WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, said the heavyweight division needs to unify but he has had difficulty contacting Al Haymon to discuss details for a clash between Parker and WBC champ Deontay Wilder.

“…we like what Wilder is saying. He is of the same view as us … the heavyweight division needs to unify the champions,” Higgins told Fairfax. “It’s all a matter of risk and reward, but a risky fight is worth it if the circumstances are right.

“The key guy is Al Haymon and we are yet to hear from him in terms of making a deal. So to Al Haymon: If you are serious about Wilder and Joseph, please give us a call.

“It might be that Wilder wants the fight and Haymon doesn’t. But Wilder’s comments were pretty straightforward and I think he deserves credit for wanting to pursue that.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing David Higgins of Duco Events, promoter of WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, said …


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King’s Promotions signs 5-fight Philly deal

Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions has inked a 5-fight deal to stage boxing events at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Those dates, which will be in April, May, June, September and December, and will help make King’s Promotions the busiest promoter on the east coast for the 3rd straight year. Kauffman has also booked at least four dates at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

King’s Promotions 1st date of 2017 will come on Saturday, February 11th at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland. (more…)

Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions has inked a 5-fight deal to stage boxing events at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Those …


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Conlan to make pro debut in NYC

Top Rank will host a press conference next week to announce the professional debut of Ireland’s Olympic herO Michael “Mick” Conlan in New York City. Conlan’s first fight, which will be as a junior featherweight, is set for Friday, March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day — in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

A 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and 2015 World Amateur Champion (Ireland’s only male amateur world champion), Conlan produced one of the most memorable moments during last summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, giving the judges a double-barreled middle-finger salute after getting jobbed out of a victory by them in the bantamweight quarterfinals. He will begin preparing in Los Angeles with trainer Manny Robles this week.

Top Rank will host a press conference next week to announce the professional debut of Ireland’s Olympic herO Michael “Mick” …


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Hooker-Lopez added to Cotto-Kirkland card

Reigning NABO junior welterweight beltholder Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (20-0-3, 14 KOs) will face Mexican knockout specialist Juan Pablo “Che Che” Lopez (29-3, 24 KOs) in a 10-round champion defense on the freeview undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland “The Return” on Saturday, February 25 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

It comes as no surprise since the Dallas-native was on hand when Roc Nation Sports, Miguel Cotto Promotions and the Dallas Cowboys organization officially announced the event in December at the team’s newly minted World Corporate Headquarters.

Reigning NABO junior welterweight beltholder Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (20-0-3, 14 KOs) will face Mexican knockout specialist Juan Pablo “Che …


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NSAC to consider removing marijuana from prohibited substances list

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One of the items on the agenda for Friday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting will be a discussion regarding whether to direct the Executive Director to initiate a regulation project to amend Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) to exclude cannabinoids from the list of Prohibited Substances.

Nevada residents voted to legalize marijuana in the state during the November election and as of January 1, it’s now legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One of the items on the agenda for Friday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting will be …


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Japan update

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat, Joe Koizumi

Ogido draws with Refugio in WBC youth 108lb title bout

The first show in Japan in 2017 took place in Okinawa, where the WBC Youth light-flyweight title bout for the vacant championship was a headliner promoted by Hiranaka Promotions on Sunday (January 8). Okinawan prospect Seita Ogido (11-2-2, 3 KOs), 108, failed to win the vacant WBC Youth belt as he was held to a majority draw (95-95 twice and 94-96 against him) by Filipino youngster Jonathan Refugio (16-5-5, 4 KOs), 108, over ten heats. Ogido took the upper hand in earlier rounds, but Refugio took back the initiative to pile up points in the middle of the contest. Ogido showed his last surge, which wasn’t enough to overcome his early deficits on points. They may deserve a rematch with the same belt on the line.

36-year-old Japanese veteran Go Onaga (27-3-3, 18 KOs), 115, surprisingly hit the deck in the first round, but fought back en route to a split draw (77-75, 75-76, 75-75) over eight see-saw rounds. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat, Joe Koizumi Ogido draws with Refugio in WBC youth 108lb title bout The …


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Wach injured, Kabayel will now face Hubeaux for Euro heavyweight title

Heavyweight Mariusz Wach of Poland has pulled out of his February 4 EBU championship fight due to an injury. As a result, unbeaten German Agit Kabayel (15-0, 12 KOs) will now face Belgian Herve “Double Axe” Hubeaux (26-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant European title. The SES Boxing event will take place at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. MDR will televise in Germany.

Photo: SES Boxing

Heavyweight Mariusz Wach of Poland has pulled out of his February 4 EBU championship fight due to an injury. As …


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Oscar tells Junior to sign for Canelo fight

Word is Golden Boy has upped their offer to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Promoter Oscar de la Hoya urged Junior to take the fight via Twitter.

Junior’s response:

Word is Golden Boy has upped their offer to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Promoter Oscar …




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