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Unbeaten Casey Ramos in spotlight on UniMas

Unbeaten Casey Ramos in spotlight on UniMas

https://youtu.be/iDOTZPfDW1M Report/Video/Photo by Robert Hughes Undefeated super featherweight Casey Ramos (19-0, 5 KOs) is the latest Top Rank boxer to be given a chance ...

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Telemundo Weights from Tampa

Telemundo Weights from Tampa

Photos: All Star Boxing Daniel Lozano 115 vs. Ricardo Rodriguez 115 (WBO Latin jr bantamweight title) Efrain Cruz 136 vs. Justin Pauldo 134 Moises Hernandez 156 ...

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Jhonny González returns at 130 lbs Saturday

Jhonny González returns at 130 lbs Saturday

By Gabriel F Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Kazuki Hashimoto are ready for Saturday's collision at the Auditorio Bicentenario ...

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Garcia-Malignaggi/Jacobs-Mora Final Press Conference

Garcia-Malignaggi/Jacobs-Mora Final Press Conference

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and undercard fighters held a final press conference Thursday at B.B. Kings Blues Club ...

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Big Changes Usher in New Chapter for Danny Garcia

Big Changes Usher in New Chapter for Danny Garcia

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com After dipping his toe into the post-140-pound pool in his past two catch-weight starts, former ...

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Unbeaten Casey Ramos in spotlight on UniMas

Unbeaten Casey Ramos in spotlight

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Boxing News

Mike Mazzulli new ABC President

Mike Mazzulli, Director of the Department of Athletic Regulation for the Mohegan Tribe, was elected as the new President of the Association of Boxing Commissions. He replaces Tim Lueckenhoff from Missouri.



July 28th, 2015


Boxing News

Bennett-Maicelo collide August 28

Lightweight Brandon Bennett (19-1, 8 KOs) will square off with former world title challenger Jonathan Maicelo (21-2, 12 KOs) on August 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The ten-rounder will top a King’s Promotions card loaded with hot prospects.

Also scheduled to appear in ten-round bouts are super middleweight Phil Jackson Benson (15-2, 14 KOs), 2012 U.S. Olympian lightweight Jamel Herring (12-0, 7 KOs) and lightweight Robert Easter (14-0, 11 KOs). In eight-rounders, middleweight Demond Nicholson (13-1, 13 KOs), welterweight David Grayton (11-0, 8 KOs) and middleweight Immanuwel Aleem (13-0, 9 KOs) will see action. (more…)



July 28th, 2015

UFC

Johnson meets Dodson in highly anticipated rematch

UFC flyweight champion and No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson collides with rival John Dodson in a highly anticipated rematch Saturday, September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Johnson narrowly defeated Dodson in their first bout in 2013, with the champion surviving several knockdowns from the heavy-handed New Mexico native. Two years later, the rivalry has grown bitter, and the pair of flyweight standouts will look to settle the score once and for all at UFC® 191: JOHNSON vs. DODSON 2. (more…)



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs aiming to be the first to stop Mora

WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) defends his title against former 154lb champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs) in Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. “It’ll be against the most experienced guy I’ve faced thus far. I’m looking forward to testing my challenge against this slick, crafty veteran in Sergio Mora.

“So there’s not a lot of fear as far as power is concerned but where he lacks that he makes up in his craftiness and his slickness and awkwardness and sometimes he does engage in the action as well. The test with Sergio Mora is whether that he can be stopped or whether or not I can go the distance with him, he’s never been stopped before, so it will be icing on the cake to be able to not only to defeat him but to stop him in the match.

“I feel like I have a lot more advantages than he does in the fight. But whatever my advantages are and whatever gets me going, will be the deciding factor for me I would stick to. So if it’s my speed, then I’ll stick to using my speed. If it’s my power, backing him down, showing him what a real middleweight feels like, then that’s what I would do.”



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto to attend Aug 15 NJ boxing event

On August 15, a professional boxing will take place at Pershing Field Ice Rink in Jersey City, New Jersey. WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has been confirmed as a special guest and will be in attendance. The card will be headlined by a pair of 6-round bouts. In one co-feature, undefeated heavyweight Tyrell Wright (7-0-1, 5 KOs) of Jersey City, NJ will take on an opponent to be named. Also, in a rematch of a spirited draw that took place on March 14, Tyrone Luckey (6-4-2, 5 KOs) of Middletown, NJ will fight Jose Ortiz (3-2-2, 1 KO) of Jersey City, NJ.

Tickets are priced at $125 per person at a ringside table; $65 for Ringside; $55 for General Ringside; $35 for General Admission. For tickets call 201-314-8251.



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Burns: I’ll take on the best of British at lightweight

Ricky Burns says he wants to fight the best of British at Lightweight as he returns to action against Prince Ofotsu at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull on Saturday. The Scotsman believes that Britain’s 135lbs scene is red hot with Manchester’s Anthony Crolla coming close to being the second world champion in the division from the city last weekend after his epic battle with WBA ruler Darleys Perez, following Terry Flanagan landing the WBO crown the weekend before against Jose Zepeda. With gym pal and former foe Kevin Mitchell also just missing out on landing the WBC belt with an heroic performance against Jorge Linares in London, Burns believes he has put himself right back into pole position with his impressive performance in Texas in May against former World champion Omar Figueroa.

“There are so many big fights at Lightweight not only in the UK but on the world scene and I can’t wait to get involved in the thick of it,” said Burns. “It was frustrating before to hear people say that I was being sent out to America to just be an opponent for Figueroa, I proved them wrong. I will fight anybody, that’s the only way you get the big fights. We aren’t looking at a particular route or governing body – whatever comes our way, we will be ready. (more…)



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Buglioni-Chudinov rescheduled for Sept 26

Frank Buglioni will get his WBA super middleweight title shot against champion Fedor Chudinov on September 26 at the SSE Arena, Wembley. He destroyed tough Mexican Fernando Castaneda inside five rounds last Friday night to clear the path for his rescheduled fight against Chudinov. Buglioni was due to face Chudinov last Friday night at the SSE Arena, but the Russian withdrew two weeks’ prior to the fight with a broken nose sustained in sparring, but Buglioni didn’t put his training to waste and fought Castaneda instead and also claimed the Vacant WBA International title.

Chudinov, from Serpukhov, Moscow, defeated German great Felix Sturm in May when he won the WBA title on a split decision in Sturm’s backyard. Undefeated Chudinov has a perfect record of 13 wins with eight stoppages and is looking to avenge his brother Dmitry’s defeat to Chris Eubank Jr. in February. (more…)



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Big Changes Usher in New Chapter for Danny Garcia

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

After dipping his toe into the post-140-pound pool in his past two catch-weight starts, former junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 30-0, 17 KOs, is set to fully embrace the welterweight division on August 1st at the Barclay’s Center. In his fifth trip to Brooklyn, Garcia will face former two-time champ and hometown hero Paulie Malignaggi, 33-6, 7 KOs, in a 12-round, 147-pound bout to be nationally televised by ESPN as part of the Premiere Boxing Champions series.

Rising to welterweight represents a big change for Garcia, but it’s not the only transition he plans to make in August.

“August is a big month for me,” Garcia said. “First I got Paulie Malignaggi on August 1st. I’m training hard and I’m prepared, and then a couple days later I become a father.” (more…)



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez returns on Telemundo Friday

This Friday’s Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford main event will feature WBC FECARBOX belt holder Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (10-2, 3 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico (11-2, 4 KOs) versus local favorite Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (13-2, 10 KOs) of nearby Bowling Greens, Florida (13-2, 10 KOs). The super flyweight bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant WBC Latin title at stake. The site of the show will be the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida and aired on the Telemundo Network. The event is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Shea Bailey Promotions.

This will be the fourth appearance for Rodriguez in a network televised main event. He has shown noticeable improvement in his last few fights. Rodriguez completely took apart the much more experienced Jonathan Vidal in his last fight this past March winning inside the distance. It was a breakout performance for Rodriguez who looks to keep the momentum going vs Lozano who will have a large portion of the crowd behind him. This is not a concern for Rodriguez who is confident he can score another impressive victory to go to 3 and 0 in the state of Florida. (more…)



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Parker and Tupou clash on Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

WBO #8, WBA #10 Joseph Parker (14-0, 12 KOs) will clash with WBO #13 Bowie Tupou (25-3, 17 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday at the Southlands Stadium in Invercargill, New Zealand, with PABA and WBO regional titles up for grabs. Tupou is trained by former three-time world champion Jeff Fenech, who is confident his charge can defeat New Zealand’s pride and joy inside the distance.

“I believe Bowie will take Joseph Parker somewhere he hasn’t been before,” a confident Fenech declared as the fighters squared off at a media conference in Auckland on Tuesday. “He will do something to Joseph, especially over those first six rounds, that Joseph has never experienced before. I believe the only way that Bowie can win the fight is by knockout so we have trained to knock Joseph Parker out.” (more…)



July 28th, 2015

UFC

Super Six: Ronda Rousey

This Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her title for the sixth time against unbeaten Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190. The bout comes slightly less than four years since the Olympic Bronze medalist made her Strikeforce debut, announcing her arrival on the world MMA stage. It may not seem like a long time, but her impact has been game changing for women in the sport, and here are a few reasons why . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Marsili-Diaz for WBC Silver title in Italy

On Saturday night in Fiumicino (close to Rome), Italy, Salvatore Cherchi’s OPI 2000 will promote a major card in association with TM Promotion: in the main event former European lighweight champion Emiliano Marsili will fight former WBC world super featherweight champion Gamaliel Diaz for the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title. TM Promotion is a new company led by popular Italian singer Federico Zampaglione, leader of the band Tiromancino. The fight will be televised live in Italy by Deejay TV, in Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand by ESPN International, in Poland by FightKlub. (more…)



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Scott Harrison extradited to Spain

On Friday last week, former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison was extradited to Spain, following appeal judges Lord Carloway, Lady Smith and Lady Clark upholding the decision, made by Sheriff Thomas Welsh QC earlier this year, that Mr. Harrison must return to Spain to serve a four-year prison sentence, with regard to a 2012 charge of assault against three people that was heard in his absence, however since his extradition his family have been unable to ascertain where the former champion is being imprisoned. (more…)



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Jamie Cox targets world title after recent win

Boxing fight was stupid,” admits Crickets-turned-boxing Andrew Flintoff

Rumors of Floyd Mayweather fight not on free TV

Paulie Malignaggi prepares for comeback



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Maruki keeps WBC youth 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBC youth super-welterweight champ Ryosuke Maruki (10-3-1, 7 KOs), 149, successfully kept his belt when he kept outjabbing Indonesian welter ruler John Ruba (10-2, 4 KOs), 149, withstood his last surge and defeated him by a unanimous decision over ten hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Kariya, Japan. Ryosuke, a son of formerly world junior light challenger Takao Maruki (his manager/trainer now), registered his initial defense since he dethroned Thailand’s Petchsuriya Singwancha via eighth round knockout at the same venue this March. It’s his first and last defense since Ryosuke turned twenty-four and had to renounce his youth belt after this bout due to the regulations.

The official scores read: Biney Martin and Murase both 97-93, Ishikawa 96-94, all for Maruki. The referee was Yuji Fukuchi. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Santa Cruz-Mares for WBC diamond belt

The WBC Board of Governors has voted in favor of approving the “highly prestigious” WBC Diamond belt to the winner of the fight between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, which will take place in Los Angeles California, on August 29. Santa Cruz, world champion in two divisions and current WBC super bantamweight champion will fight Abner Mares, a former world champion in three divisions, in a non-title grudge fight after years of anticipation. “The WBC is honored to be part of this great event and we wish both of them the best of luck,” said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Todorov wins in his return

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today

Serafim “Sarafa” Todorov (6-1, 1 KO), the last man who beat Floyd Mayweather, returned with a win 12 years after his last fight. The 46-year-old veteran beat journeyman Aleksandar Chukaleiski (1-6) by four round unanimous decision (40:36, 40:36, 39:37) on Sunday night at Pernik Boxing Gym in Pernik, Bulgaria. The bout was in the welterweight division. Todorov dominated the entire fight and was close to knocked down his opponent in the last round. The former 3-time World amateur champion received standing ovations from the audience.

“The people saw once again that I am blessed,” told after the fight Serafim Todorov. “I received two-three good shots. If I had more time to train, I would stop my opponent in the first round. This guy was 20 years younger than me. It was like I am fighting with my son. I am capable to show much more, but I need some serious organization behind me; I need to be non-stop at the boxing gym.” (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

PBC on CBS reports audience increase

The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS series grew viewership by double-digits with its Saturday, July 18 PBC on CBS telecast (4-6 p.m. EST) headlined by Carl Frampton vs. Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The second installment of the series recorded a +14% increase from its debut on June 21. According to Nielsen Media Research, the July 18 telecast delivered a 0.8 rating, up from the 0.7 rating for the Sunday, June 21 fight featuring Rances Barthelemy vs. Antonio DeMarco. The July 18 telecast delivered over 1 million total viewers (Live+SD).



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Golden Boy leaving FS1 and FD, moves to Estrella TV

Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions today announced that it has signed a three-year deal with Estrella TV to broadcast two boxing cards live every month on its network across the country, including the popular new series LA Fight Club. Estrella TV will air its first fight under the deal with Golden Boy Promotions on Friday, September 4. Additional fight cards and broadcast dates will be announced soon. Estrella TV is the fourth most popular Spanish language network in the USA behind Univision, Telemundo and UniMas.

“Estrella TV is one of the top-rated networks across the U.S. among Hispanic audiences so it was an easy decision to partner with them in bringing live, exciting boxing matches to their viewers across America,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “Latinos comprise the largest fan base for our sport so we see this partnership with Estrella TV as a great opportunity to showcase our stable of fighters before an audience that is hungry to watch action-packed match-ups.”

The series had been airing on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes (and there is still a FOX Deportes telecast scheduled for August 6). Although not announced yet, it is rumored that Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series will replace Golden Boy as the boxing content provider to those networks. PBC also airs fights on Showtime, NBC, NBCSN, CBS, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Spike and Bounce TV. Golden Boy will be working with HBO and Estrella TV.



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo Summer Series in Tampa Friday

The popular “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” series returns to Tampa, Florida, on Friday night at the A La Carte Event Pavillion. In the main event, super flyweight Daniel “Alacran” Lozano of nearby Bowling Greens, Florida will have his shot at redemption when he faces current WBC FECARBOX beltholder Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City, Mexico, in a bout scheduled for ten rounds with the vacant WBC Latin title at stake.

Lozano (13-2, 10 KOs), 25, is 2-2 in the series having lost a WBO eliminator against David Carmona by decision last March 27 in Arcadia, Florida, and will be making his ninth appearance at the A La Carte Pavillion. Rodriguez (11-2, 4 KOs), also 25, is 2-1 on the series. He dropped a decision to Carmona a year ago, but came back to beat Puerto Ricans Edwin “Puto” Rodriguez and Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal respectively. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Feature Story

Malignaggi: I still have my heart in fighting!

MALIGNAGGI-JUDAH PHOTO 1 BY EMILY HARNEYABy Matt Richardson
Photos by Emily Harney

Paulie Malignaggi has not fought in 16 months.

When he was last in the ring he was beaten up and knocked out in just four rounds.

In his last three professional boxing matches, he has won only once.

Contrast the former two-division title-holders career inside the ring, then, to the one outside it.

He has a full-time gig commentating for Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions.

His commentary ringside has led to near universal acclaim. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Carson Jones: I’ll KO Rose’s career

Carson Jones says he will KO Brian Rose again in their rematch – and end his career in the process – when they clash at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull on Saturday night. Jones stopped Rose in Blackpool on Valentine’s Day in controversial fashion inside a round and returns to repeat the dose. Rose appeared to hurt the Oklahoma man early in the fight but was then staggered himself with a right hand and when Jones landed another, the referee jumped in and called the fight off.

Rose demanded a rematch straight away and gets the chance to get his career back on track, but Jones believes ‘The Lion’ will come to the end of the road in Hull. “I know I will stop him again,” said Jones. “I don’t know what round but it’s going to come. He wasn’t a threat in the first fight and he won’t be on Saturday. He’s a decent fighter but he won’t trouble me. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Preview: Rousey vs. Correia

Considered by many to be the most dominant champion in UFC history, the unbeaten Ronda Rousey has established that reputation with 5 successful title defenses. Tune in Saturday, August 1st on Pay-Per-View to find out . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Machimana stops Mudimba in the third round

By Ron Jackson

Former South African heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana returned to action after twenty months to knockout Mugabon Mudimba from Democratic Republic of the Congo in the third round, at Primrose near Germiston on Friday night. Machimana proved that he was well prepared when he weighed in at (106.05 kg) and looked in fine condition.

However, one must question the quality of his opponent Mudimba (90.75 kg) who was dominated by the better conditioned Machimana before being knocked out the third round. Machimana improved his record to 19-8-2; 14 and Mudimba’s record according to Boxrec is now 0-2 (0). The only fight recorded before his match with Machimana was a fifth knockout loss to Zack Mwekassa on May 31 2013.



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Why Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg need to fight right now

Jessie Vargas still angry over end to Timothy Bradley fight

More on the Al Haymon lawsuit

Clock ticking on officially announcing next opponent for Floyd Mayweather



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Chris Avalos replacing injured Jessie Magdaleno; Casey Ramos of Texas in co-feature on August 1

World ranked super bantamweight Chris Avalos of Lancaster, California will replace injured Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas in the main event here Saturday night at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Avalos will face Rey Perez of the Philippines on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate – UniMas on Saturday, August 1.

Top Rank made the announcement today.

Magdaleno was injured in sparring in Las Vegas last Thursday. “I caught a sparring partner with a nice right hook on the top of his head. That punch caused a lot of pain in my right hand. When I took my glove off I had swollen knuckles on the hand. I hate not fighting but I will be back as soon as I can.”

Avalos, 25-3, 19 KOs, is ranked IBF #9. He last fought in a world title fight on February 28 in Belfast, Ireland where he was stopped by world champion Carl Frampton in the fifth round. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Hammond hammers Tasci in five

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #13 welterweight Cameron Hammond (13-0, 7 KOs) stopped Sedat Tasci (8-2-4, 3 KOs) in round five of a scheduled ten round contest at the Crossing Theatre, Narrabri, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Hammond controlled the contest from round one as he connected with accurate combinations on the aggressive Tasci. In round five Hammond dropped Tasci with a right hand shot to the head and at 1.12 of round five the referee crowned Hammond.. The former 2012 London Olympian Hammond is managed and promoted by Ricky Hatton.

Former world title challenger Tommy Browne (29-6-1) outscored Prambook Boonpok (1-17) over six rounds of a light middleweight bout. Scores 60-54, 60-54, 60-55.

135 pounder Davey Browne (22-1-1) stopped Tom Ford (7-5-2) of Thailand in round five of a scheduled eight round bout. Browne dropped Ford in round five and had Ford in trouble when the referee crowned the Australian. Browne’s only loss is the former IBF champion Billy Dib.



July 26th, 2015

UFC

Nashville Fight Updates

A training injury has forced flyweight contender Ian McCall from his UFC Fight Night bout against Dustin Ortiz on August 8 in Nashville. Stepping in for “Uncle Creepy” against Tennessee’s Ortiz will be Willie Gates, fresh from a first-round knockout of Darrell Montague earlier this month . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev vs. Beterbiev next?

By Miguel Maravilla

After WBA, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev’s KO win over Nadjib Mohammedi Saturday night in Las Vegas, promoter Kathy Duva talked about Kovalev’s future plans. “He is going to be fighting in Moscow on November 28,” she said. “We’re looking to offer the fight and match him against Beterbiev. Thanksgiving in Russia, It’s going to be fun.”

Kovalev stated, “Whoever deserves the fight with me, I am ready for anyone. Pascal wants a rematch, or I don’t know. Whoever is ready. Right now I want to fight the WBC champion Adonis “Piece of Sh!t” Stevenson. Artur Beterbiev we will see. Andre Ward? Sure. I’m open for any great fighters.” (more…)



July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Yuniesky Gonzalez: They robbed me of this fight

By Miguel Maravilla

Despite outlanding and outworking former world champion Jean Pascal in punch stat numbers, light heavyweight Yuniesky Gonzalez suffered his first loss as a pro by unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “When I heard it was a unanimous decision, I knew it was for me. I feel I hurt Pascal numerous times. He has the experience to play games. They robbed me of this fight, they robbed my team, they robbed the Cuban boxing fans. Pascal was a walk in the park. I am looking for better fights. I would like to fight Kovalev or I would also like a rematch. I’ll fight anyone my promoter matches me up with.” (more…)



July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

BJ Flores: He ran the whole night | Shumenov: I won the fight clearly

Cruiserweight B.J. Flores has commented on his unanimous decision loss to Beibut Shumenov on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “Beibut always comes forward, he’s very tough, but tonight he ran the whole night. It’s tough to win a fight when the guy is trying to run in circles. My punches were crisp and effective and I hurt him. He had nothing on his punches and never hurt me. I wobbled him in the twelfth round and then I went in to rush him. He kept moving back though.”

“I’m ready to get back in the ring, I’m fine. It was difficult to catch up with him because he wanted to move around so much. I learned in those last few rounds that even though he was moving around so much, I could pick up the tempo and bring the fight to him. You can’t fight a guy who isn’t trying to engage. You have to fight to win the fight. He was throwing jabs while I was trying to hurt him.”

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Shumenov stated, “B.J. is a strong guy but he was lunging while I was scoring points. I’m still in the learning process and I’m more comfortable as a cruiserweight. Boxing is an art. I used my skills, positioning, angles and footwork to win the fight. I feel blessed, I have a strong team that is like one. Without them, I wouldn’t have won the fight tonight. I followed the instructions from my corner and thought I won the fight clearly.

“I had extra motivation to make history. I first did that when I won the light heavyweight title in 10 fights and now I’m the first person from my country to win world titles in two different division. I’m very proud of that. Denis Lebedev is my main target. But I want to fight all the best and most dangerous cruiserweights in the world.”



July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Juarez upsets Sanchez, Fuentes KOs Novoa

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBO #6 super flyweight Cesar Juarez (17-3, 13 KOs) won an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over former IBF super flyweight champion and WBO #2, WBC #9 rated Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez (20-4-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Sanchez, about a 10:1 favorite, was deducted one point for a headbutt in round one (leaving Juarez cut over the left eye), and it only got worse for him from there. Juarez dropped Sanchez in round ten, and pummeled a completely out of gas Zurdito the rest of the way. Sanchez fell completely out of the ring on his own in round twelve. Scores were 114-111, 114-111 and 114-112.

In a clash between former world champions, Moises “Moi” Fuentes (22-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Oswaldo Novoa (14-6-2, 9 KOs). Fuentes got off to a good start, dropping Novoa in round one. In round six, Fuentes was deducted a point for a low blow, but then ended the fight with a body shot in the same round. Time was 1:01.

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July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Shumenov defeats Flores to win WBA belt

By Edgar DeGrass
Photos: Suzanne Teresa / PBC

Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (16-1, 10 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over B.J. Flores (30-2-1, 20 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA “interim” cruiserweight title on Saturday night at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Flores pressed the action while Shumenov stayed out of range, pot shotting and mostly avoiding trading. In the end, scores were 116-112 on all cards.

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July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev “krushes” Mohammedi

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Unbeaten WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) destroyed IBF mandatory challenger Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-4, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas. 150:1 favorite Kovalev dropped Mohammedi with a series of right hands in round two and finished him with right/left combination in round three. Time was 2:38.

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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In main event action, four-time world champion, Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-4, 21KO) annihilated Omar Soto (23-12-2, 7KO), dropping him three times in the first round, the final time with a left hook. Time of the stoppage was 2:02 in round one and with the victory, Viloria wins the WBC fECARBbOX Flyweight title and puts himself back in title contention for a possible fifth world title. This was a rematch of their hotly contested 2010 matchup that Viloria won by split decision. It took Viloria just two minutes to erase the five years of any doubt of their previous fight.

In an eight round featherweight slugfest, Newly signed Top Rank featherweight Guy Robb (16-1, 7KO) survived the early bull rush of tough, but limited, Edwin Solis (6-4-3, 4KO) to hammer out a unanimous decision victory. All three judges were in consensus with a 79-73 score in favor of Robb. Solis endured a lot of late punishment but showed a lot of heart in defeat. There were no knockdowns in the bout.

In opening bout action from the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA, Brazilian lightweight, William Silva (22-0, 13KO) impressively knocked out Hungarian fighter, Adam Mate (15-5, 8KO) at 2:18 of the fifth round with a perfectly placed right cross to the liver. It was the first fight in the USA for both fighters and the debut fight for Silva under the Top Rank banner. Silva is huge for a lightweight and could make some waves in the division. (more…)



July 25th, 2015


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