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Gavin McDonnell has vowed to seize his moment of history as he takes on Rey Vargas for the WBC World Super-Bantamweight title at the Hull Ice Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.
McDonnell has fond memories of the venue he faces his destiny on Saturday as three years ago today McDonnell stopped Leigh Wood there to land the British title – the first step on his remarkable journey to Saturday nights World title shot.
The Doncaster ace can create British boxing history by joining his twin brother Jamie as a World ruler, and the 30 year old wants to repay all his supporters and team for their faith.
“It is real now,” said McDonnell. “It seems to have taken forever to come but all of a sudden it is here. It is a nice feeling that after all the hard work we have put in, now is show time. (more…)
Gavin McDonnell has vowed to seize his moment of history as he takes on Rey Vargas for the WBC World …
Fightnews caught up with Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 9 KOs) moments ago to discuss this past weekends fight with Adrien Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) and his future. Granados responded with the following:
Regarding his post fight interview
I just want to apologize to all the viewers for my reaction in the post fight interview. Anybody who really knows me knows that I am a very respectful person. My comments were off of my emotions immediately after a very hard fought fight. Again I apologize.
Was he able to follow his game plan
The gameplan was to stay in his chest and not give him any room. This was not my best performance by far but I was still very effective in there.
Was he ever hurt during the fight
He caught me solid during the fight but never to the point where I was seriously hurt. To be honest with you I felt like the stronger fighter in there. He was not able to muscle me around at all. I knew what he wanted to do in there and I would not let him. (more…)
Fightnews caught up with Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 9 KOs) moments ago to discuss this past weekends fight with Adrien Broner …
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WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight Champion and #4 contender Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City arrived today in Miami in anticipation of his upcoming bout this Friday against undefeated Carlos “The Kid” Narvaez of Puerto Rico at the Tony Rosa Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. Rodriguez will be doing interviews for Titulares y Mas and other Telemundo Network Programs. The weight-in tomorrow at 5PM will be open to the public with a Fan Fiesta at Space Coast Harley Davison dealer located at1440 Sportsman Ln NE, Palm Bay, FL.
6 Bouts total, doors open at 7:30 PM, first bout at 8:00 PM. Tickets on sale by calling (321) 952-3443 or at the door the night of event. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Telemundo Deportes, Florida’s Space Coast and The City of Palm Bay. The Rodriguez-Narvaez fight is in association with Promociones Miguel Cotto. The main event will be televised live at 11:35 PM on Telemundo.
Photo: All Star Boxing WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight Champion and #4 contender Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City arrived today …
Longtime super lightweight contender Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-2-2, 11 KOs) looks to rebound and get back into title contention when he faces off with once-defeated Argentinian slugger Marcelino “Nino” Lopez (32-1-1, 17 KOs). The fight will be a 10 round bout and will take place on April 20 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, live on ESPN.
In the 10-round co-feature, IBF North American welterweight titleholder Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (17-0, 12 KOs) will make his first title defense against the John Karl Sosa (13-2, 6 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Also in action, super lightweight prospect Travell Mazion (10-0, 10 KOs) is also set to fight on the undercard as is Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (19-2, 11 KOs).
Longtime super lightweight contender Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-2-2, 11 KOs) looks to rebound and get back into title contention …
By Marco Bratusch
JMM Management of former cruiserweight world champion Jean Marc Mormeck won today’s EBU bid to stage European bantamweight champion Karim Guerfi (25-3, 7 KOs)’s first defense of his belt against mandatory challenger Stephane Jamoye (31-7, 16 KOs). JMM offered 25,510 Euros outbidding Mediaglobal (21,260 Euros) and Belgian GMG Promotion (5,000 Euros). The fight had been postponed several times under another promotional company but it’s now on for March 16th in Lille, France, according to Mormeck. The contest will be a rematch of their previous bout in 2013, a fight that saw Guerfi winning the EBU title for the first time via majority decision in Jamoye’s homeland.
Promoter Filiep Tampere informed that the vacant European cruiserweight title between Belgian punchers Geoffrey Battelo (32-5, 28 KOs) and Yves Ngabu (17-0, 12 KOs) will be staged on Sunday, April 16th in Roeselare, northwestern Belgium. Tampere won the respective bid few weeks ago offering 31,137 Euros, earning the rights to stage the fight.
MK Events communicates that the fight for the vacant European Union (EU) lightweight title between young co-challegers Marvin Petit (20-1-1, 10 KOs) and Spaniard Jerobe “Chocolatito” Santana (14-0, 5 KOs), promoted by Gallego Prada, will be disputed on Saturday, April 29th in Paris.
By Marco Bratusch JMM Management of former cruiserweight world champion Jean Marc Mormeck won today’s EBU bid to stage European …
On April 29th at Cebu City in the Philippines, Michael P. Aldeguer of ALA Promotions presents “Pinoy Pride 40” featuring #3 ranked Filipino warrior Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (39-1, 22 KOs) battling #4 Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi (22-3, 15 KOs) of Thailand for the vacant IBF flyweight title.
Nietes, the former WBO jr flyweight titlist and the longest-reigning Filipino world champion moved up to 112 pounds after an impressive lop-sided decision over former champion Edgar Sosa for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Flyweight title (Sept 2016).
The #6 WBO featherweight contender Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (15-0, 11 KOs) and super bantamweight Jeo “Santino” Santisima (12-2, 11 KOs) will also be showcased. (more…)
On April 29th at Cebu City in the Philippines, Michael P. Aldeguer of ALA Promotions presents “Pinoy Pride 40” featuring …
By Byron Spurlock
Not your typical Tuesday evening in Houston, TX as super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) shocked rising prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 KOs) by TKO 1:02 in round six in the main event at Silver Street Studios.
Dat Nguyen: “I was surprised that Flores was trying to go toe-to-toe with me. I knew that he was going to get tired eventually. He was moving around a lot in the ring. I knew I was a lot stronger than him and that’s what I tried to focus on tonight….the first few rounds I tried to box, but he’s a good boxer. He has a good reach and good speed and he was connecting against me from the outside so I knew I had to get on the inside. I had to close the gap.”
“A lot of people had me as the underdog in the fight, but I know I’m a good fighter. Just given the right opportunity, I knew I would show up and make something happen.”
Miguel Flores: “The first couple of rounds were my better rounds and you know when you have eight-ounce gloves on, anything can happen in the ring and tonight Nguyen was the better fighter. He caught me with some good shots. I’m not going to put my head down, I’m going to come back and keep fighting. We knew that his style was going to be to get inside and try to bully us and that’s what he did tonight.” (more…)
By Byron Spurlock Not your typical Tuesday evening in Houston, TX as super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) …
IBF #1 rank mandatory junior welterweight Sergey Lippinets (11-0, 9 KOs) returns to the ring March 4th. Lipinets will take on hard punching Clarence Booth(14-2, 7 KOs). The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and a contracted weight of 141 pounds. The contest will be the swing bout on the undercard of the mega showdown main event between Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman.
Lipinets is next in line to face the unfication winner between WBA champ Ricky Burns and IBF champ Julius Indogo. The winner will have 120 days from their April 15th showdown. His dream fight is near but by no means can Lipinetes look past Booth. A fact his manager is well aware of.
“Our team is very excited about the future world title fight but Lipinets has to take care of business with Booth first. After that we will tune into the Burns Indogo fight to see who we will have to prepare for next,” said Alex Vaysfeld of Union Boxing Management.
IBF #1 rank mandatory junior welterweight Sergey Lippinets (11-0, 9 KOs) returns to the ring March 4th. Lipinets will take …
Prospects Joshua Greer (11-1-1, 4 KOs) and James Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) will square off in an intriguing matchup March 4th. ShoBox: The New Generation will televise the bout, live on SHOWTIME. The contest is scheduled for 8 rounds at contracted weight of 118 pounds. This will be the biggest stage that either has been on thus far in their careers. Greer’s management feel their guy will shine bright under the big lights.
“Joshua may not have a lot of pro fights but he has fought extremely tough competition. He has taken on unbeaten prospects, more experienced veterans, and guys who could flat out fight. He is more than ready for this huge opportunity provided by showtime.” said Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.
Prospects Joshua Greer (11-1-1, 4 KOs) and James Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) will square off in an intriguing matchup March …
Super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) scored a stunning sixth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 KOs) on Tuesday night at Silver Street Studio in Houston, Texas. It was a see-saw battle for the first five rounds, but the 34-year-old Nguyen staggered Flores in round six and battered him to the canvas. Flores beat the count, but Nguyen pounced and brutally punished Flores until referee Lawrence Cole waved it off. Time was 1:02.
The result was a huge upset. The unbeaten Flores was a 51:1 betting favorite entering the fight, ten years younger and fighting in his hometown, but this was a night when experience triumphed over youth in spectacular fashion.
Super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) scored a stunning sixth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Flores …
Unbeaten super lightweight Darwin Price (12-0, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Hylon Williams (16-4-1, 3 KOs). Price outpointed Williams over an eight round bout which resembled a sparring session. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.
Fast-rising super bantamweight prospect Brandon Figueroa (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Raul Chirino (10-5, 5 KOs). Brandon Figueroa, the younger brother of former WBC champ Omar Figueroa, pressed the action throughout the fight. In the third round Figueroa dropped Chirino twice and finished him off in round four. Time was 1:30.
Unbeaten super lightweight Darwin Price (12-0, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Hylon Williams (16-4-1, 3 KOs). …
Welterweight world champions Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia talked to the media in advance of their highly-anticipated showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center.
Well you know, being the undefeated champion and I’ve never lost, I feel strong, I have a strong amateur background and he does too. I’m just bred for this sport man! This is my life! This is what I do! I love the challenge, I love the fight game. I love another man trying to get the best of me, right in front of me, going toe-to-toe with me. I just live for it man!
I’m bigger than Danny naturally, he was always smaller than me in the amateurs, he’s smaller than me in the pros, he’s moving up. He might hold his weight well but naturally I’m just a little bit bigger, so that gives me some confidence there. (more…)
Welterweight world champions Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia talked to the media in advance of their highly-anticipated showdown that headlines …
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has dismissed reports that Manny Pacquiao’s next fight will be in England against Amir Khan.
“The Amir Khan story has come out of nowhere,” Arum told Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail. “It is total and complete bulls***. What’s happening is that Manny is talking to these people in Dubai who have offered him an insane amount of money. Whether (the offer) is real or not real — he is determined to explore it to see if it has any validity. That’s all I can say.”
As for plans for Pacquiao to fight WBO #2 Jeff Horn in Australia, Arum stated that bout is still “up in the air.”
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has dismissed reports that Manny Pacquiao’s next …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang
Thailand’s leading IBF promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang is pleased to present on nationally telecasted promotion two of Thailand’s leading prospects who will be in action on Wednesday in IBF Pan Pacific title fights which will be contested at Banrungkan, Nothaburi, Thailand. Light- welterweight Yuta Maruoka (12-3) will fight Downua Ruaviking (6-0) for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific title fight and bantamweight Zun Rindam (14-8-1) will fight Sukpraserd Ponpitak (15-6-0) for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific title fight.
Jimmy Chaichotchuang said “Ruaviking is a Thai young rising star who was amateur boxer who had more than 100 amateur fights and is outstanding professional with sixth fights.
“Ruaviking will have a acid test against Maruoka who is very good boxer at 140 lbs
“Ponpitak will fight Rindam who was former conterder of Pungluang Sor Sinyu former WBO bantaweight champion. Ponpitak lost Billy Dib, former IBF Featherweight champion by points decision.
“The boxers are ready to make a exciting fights for Thai boxing fans on national TV live: Thairath channel.”
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang Thailand’s leading IBF promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang is pleased to present …
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
The latest video update from former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne who says he will be back in the ring soon and also mentions his book release “THE WORLD CHAMPION THAT NEVER WAS – LUCAS BROWNE will be in book stores on March 1st, Browne also said he would welcome fights with Englishmen Dylan Whyte and Derrick Chisora.
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing The latest video update from former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne …
A full card with an international flavor, from top to bottom, has been announced for this Friday night’s “Bute vs Alvarez” PPV event at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada.
World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs), defends his title against former world super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) in the 12-round main event that also serves as the final WBC eliminator to determine the mandatory challenger for WBC and lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (28-1-0, 23 KOs). Alvarez, who lives in Montreal, was a Colombian Olympian and Laval, Canada resident Bute is a native of Romania. Stevenson, Alvarez and Bute are all promoted by GYM.
”This is an excellent overall boxing event and the result will have a significant impact on the career of all participants,” said the President of GYM, Yvon Michel. (more…)
A full card with an international flavor, from top to bottom, has been announced for this Friday night’s “Bute vs …
Frank Buglioni has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will defend his British Light-Heavyweight title against Ricky Summers at The O2 in London on March 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Buglioni ripped the crown from Hosea Burton in an epic clash in Manchester in December, stopping the local favorite in the last round of a grueling fight of the year contender.
The former super-middleweight world title challenger makes the first defense of his crown against the unbeaten Summers on a huge night at The O2 as David Haye and Tony Bellew meet in a heavyweight grudge match.
Frank Buglioni has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will defend his British Light-Heavyweight title against Ricky Summers …
IBO Cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain“ Huck presented a new trainer six weeks before the WBC title fight with Mairis Briedis in Dortmund, Germany. Former European welterweight champion Oktay Urkal is now responsible for training and fight preparation.
“I´m very glad that I´ve get a young ambitious trainer who has also a lot of experience in the ring”, says the champion. “We know us for years because we were in the same training group with Ulli Wegner. I trust him and look forward to work with him.” (more…)
IBO Cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain“ Huck presented a new trainer six weeks before the WBC title fight with Mairis Briedis …
By Joe Koizumi
WBO#1 minimum Moises Calleros (25-6-1, 14 KOs), Mexico, arrived yesterday (Monday) in Kumamoto city, Japan, where he will dispute the interim WBO 105-pound championship with local prospect Tatsuya Fukuhara (18-4-6, 7 KOs) on this coming Sunday. In principle, the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) won’t accept an interim title bout to take place here in Japan, but the legitimate WBO champ Katsunari Takayama had his notorious scar tissues operated last year and needs more time for recovery, so the Calleros-Fukuhara interim title bout received a special permission of the JBC. The puzzling lefty Fukuhara acquired the vacant national 105-pound belt by defeating Hiroya Yamamoto in November 2015 and kept his belt three times by beating Takumi Sakae (W10) and Genki Hanai (TKO7) and being held to a technical draw with veteran Shin Ono. Calleros, as old as Fukuhara at 27, recently scored five victories in a row since his KO defeat at the hand of Samuel Gutierrez in 2014. The winner is supposed to have a long-anticipated shot at the full champ Takayama upon his recuperation.
By Joe Koizumi WBO#1 minimum Moises Calleros (25-6-1, 14 KOs), Mexico, arrived yesterday (Monday) in Kumamoto city, Japan, where he …
Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford makes its 2017 debut this Friday. It will be another edition of the classic boxing rivalry of Mexico Vs. Puerto Rico in the main event. Carlos “The Kid” Narvaez 15-0-6 KO’s of Manati, Puerto Rico will take on Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez 15-3-4 KO’s of Mexico City, Mexico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with Rodriguez defending his WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight title.
The site of the event will be the Tony Rosa Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. Narvaez will be making his Telemundo debut and risking his unbeaten record. It will be a big step up in class for him but one that he feels he is ready for.
How has your training camp preparation been for this fight?
This was my best training camp to date. It had it to be has this is my most important fight of my career.
Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford makes its 2017 debut this Friday. It will be another edition of the classic boxing rivalry of …
Photo: Premier Boxing Champions
Miguel Flores 128 vs Dat Nguyen 129.3
Darwin Price 140.3 vs Hylon Williams 140.8
Brandon Figueroa 123 vs Raul Chirino 128
Medzhid Bektemirov 180 vs Istvan Zeller 173.8
Junior Castillo 159 vs Juan Carlos Rojas 163
Eduardo Garcia 144 vs Rafael Munoz 145
Promoter: Premier Boxing Champions
Venue: Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas
Photo: Premier Boxing Champions Miguel Flores 128 vs Dat Nguyen 129.3 Darwin Price 140.3 vs Hylon Williams 140.8 Brandon Figueroa …
Story and photos by Hesiquio Balderas
Chavez Jr and Canelo Faced each other for the first time in the press tour in Mexico City, there was a heavy atmosphere as both rival obviously don’t like each other, it was a big presentation by TV Azteca in front of a huge crowd that were divided, some supporting Canelo some supporting Chavez Jr.
The fighters took the stage.
Chavez Jr: “We conceded at everything they wanted, every single detail, the fight is finally here and I am glad. This fight is from Mexico and I am going to win”
Canelo: “Some of you (the fans) don’t like me, some of you support me but the important thing is that this fight is for Mexico, Mexico deserves this kind of fight, it’s going to be a great one and I will prepare myself as I always do and we will see you May 6th.” (more…)
Story and photos by Hesiquio Balderas Chavez Jr and Canelo Faced each other for the first time in the press …
Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2017 spring season this Friday, February 24 with “Showdown at the Bay VI” from the Tony Rosa Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida.
Two 2016 Rio Olympians will be showcased as a special attraction, Teofimo Lopez who represented his parents home country of Honduras and now resides in Davie, Florida, will make his second appearance as a pro as he faces 17 fight veteran Francisco Medel (10-7, 6 KOs) of Mexico, scheduled for 4 rounds in the lightweight division. Also in action making his pro debut Antonio Vargas who represented the US and nos resides in Kissimmee, Florida will face Luis Villegas (0-3) of Puerto Rico in a bout scheduled also for 4 rounds at bantamweight.
In the main event WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight Champion Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City, Mexico defends his title against Carlos “The Kid” Narvaez of Manati, Puerto Rico in a bout scheduled for 10 Rounds. Rodriguez ranked #4 WBO, will be making his 9th appearance on this series in a little over 2 years and brings a record of 15-3, 4 KOs. Narvaez on the other hand is the current WBC FECARBOX Champion, ranked #15 WBO and brings a perfect record of 15-0, 6 KOs. (more…)
Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2017 spring season this Friday, February 24 with “Showdown at the Bay VI” …
Heavyweight Jeremiah Karpency (13-1, 5kos) will face Brian Holstein (12-5, 7kos) at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday March 4 in a scheduled 8 rounder. In conjunction with the 2017 Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival of Champions, the winner of the Karpency-Holstein main event clash will capture the Ohio State Heavyweight Championship. (more…)
Heavyweight Jeremiah Karpency (13-1, 5kos) will face Brian Holstein (12-5, 7kos) at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojtek Kubik
On the March 4th undercard of Keith Thurman (27- 0, 22 KO) vs. Danny Garcia (33-0, 19 KO), Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KO) will be facing former three-time world champion Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KO). Tomasz Adamek (50-2, 30 KO), former light heavyweight champion, cruiserweight titlist and heavyweight challenger will be seating ringside in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. A decade ago, Adamek faced – and lost – his WBC title to Dawson. In 2017, Adamek is confident that his countryman and colleague will be ready for late revenge but also warns from underestimating Dawson technical skills and ring generalship.
Q: It’s not about comparing Chad Dawson from your 2007 bout with Chad today, but you are convinced that some qualities never vanish.
A: Because this is the truth. Technical skills never erode, they’re always there. When I was defending my WBC title in Florida, Dawson was considered as one of the best technician in the sport. Even Floyd Mayweather Jr was ranking him as one of the best… I’m sure he still got them – even after a decade. I remember Chad as a thinking fighter. Everything was prepared, controlled. No time for brawl – which I of course wanted. I believe that it will be the same this time at Barclays Center. I see Dawson waiting for Fonfara, building his attack from a defensive stance. Dawson is not a onepunch knockout artist: he wants to make you weaker and then go and finish. It should work for Fonfara… (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Wojtek Kubik On the March 4th undercard of Keith Thurman (27- 0, 22 KO) vs. Danny …
By Marco Bratusch
Spanish boxing promotion Rimer Box won today’s EBU bid for the vacant European super middleweight title, to be staged between its boxer Mariano “El Tiburòn” Hilario (16-5, 7 KOs) and Russian fighter Dmitriy Chudinov (20-1-2, 13 KOs). The winning offer was 13,113 Euros, the only bid to be presented at EBU headquater in Rome by noon. The rugged 30-year-old Chudinov began his pro career in United States before moving back to Russia. He was the first man to defeat Danish southpaw Patrick Nielsen before suffering his first loss against Chris Eubank Jr two years ago.
The taller and slicker Hilario beat Samy Anouche twice, each time to win the vacant European Union belt. However, the Dominican Republic born, Canarian resident boxer lost the step-up clash against Hadillah Mohoumadi for the European title in the midst of those victories. Hilario is now coming from a remarkable KO win over former-undefeated Niklas Rasanen in Finland. Rimer Box’s boss Ricardo Sanchez Atocha confirms the fight will likely take place in Madrid, on a date to be announced in the following days.
By Marco Bratusch Spanish boxing promotion Rimer Box won today’s EBU bid for the vacant European super middleweight title, to …
Reigning WBO European super feather beltholder Zoltan Kovacs (19-5-1, 6 KO) defended successfully his title for the first time with a ten round unanimous decision win on Saturday in Papa against Italian champion Nicola Cipolletta (13-5-2, 3 KO).
Ranked #11 and holder of the WBO I/C cruiserweight title, Imre Szello (16-0, 9 KO) faced a tough test in experienced American, former NABF champ, Garrett Wilson (17-12-1, 9 KO). The Hungarian won on points 78-74 twice and 79-73.
Hungarian welterweight champion Balazs Torteli (11-1, 4 KO) had an easy work Saturday facing late substitute Serbian Mladen Zivkov (7-22, 2 KO) in a non-title matchup. Torteli floored his opponent twice in the first with body shots and ended the matters in the second after another pair of knockdowns. The sold-out event was promoted by Felix Promotion and broadcasted Live by the Hungarian National TV (M4 Sport).
Reigning WBO European super feather beltholder Zoltan Kovacs (19-5-1, 6 KO) defended successfully his title for the first time with …
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, OPBF titlist Shun Kubo (11-0, 8 KOs) will have an ambitious crack at the WBA super-bantamweight belt against Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno (26-5-1, 15 KOs) in Osaka, Japan, on April 9. It was announced by Masto Yamashita of Shinsei Promotions in Kobe.
The 37-year-old Venezuelan seized the vacant WBA belt by stopping XiaoJun Qiu in Beijing last June, and kept it twice in China by defeating Anurak Thisa (KO3) and Qiu again (W12) thereafter. Kubo, 26, formerly an amateur speedster, acquired the OPBF 122-pound belt by finishing Filipino Lloyd Jardeliza in five and retained his regional belt twice. Cermeno is too experienced and ringwise for the still developing youngster, being a prohibitive favorite. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, OPBF titlist Shun Kubo (11-0, 8 KOs) will have an …
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is likely to be defending the crown against mandatory contender Hughie Fury in New Zealand in April rather than Manchester or Singapore who were also interested in staging the world heavyweight title bout but there could be a hiccup with Hughie’s father and trainer Peter being granted a visa
Immigration New Zealand has indicated Peter will need a special exemption and character waiver due to his extensive criminal history to enter the country. Peter was jailed for 10 years in 1995 for possession and intent to supply amphetamine – only to continue orchestrating his business from behind bars. In 2008 he received another two years for drug-related money laundering. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is likely to be defending the crown against …
By Ricardo Ibarra
Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions will stage their third “Brawl at Harmony Hall” card this Saturday at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, Washington, featuring a stacked nine bout line-up, highlighted by regional up and comers. A six round cruiserweight fight tops the card as Tacoma, Washington’s Marquice Weston (7-1-1, 3 KOs) takes on the once beaten Jesse West (8-1, 5 KOs), of Clearfield, Utah. Weston was originally scheduled to fight Texas’ Juan Reyna, but after Reyna fell out West stepped in to fill the main event slot, making for what on paper appears to be a much more interesting fight. (more…)
By Ricardo Ibarra Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions will stage their third “Brawl at Harmony Hall” card this Saturday at …
By Robert Coster
Photo: SHUAN BOXING
Norberto “Meneito” Jimenez, jr Bantamweight contender, ranked 4th by the WBA, 9th by the WBC, is hugely popular in his native Dominican Republic. His personal story, unorthodox boxing style and eccentric personality have endeared him to the local fans. Norberto’s nickname “Meneito” means “the one who wiggles” and is an apt description of the way he fights-ducking, dodging, twitching, changing directions, throwing punches from weird angles, befuddling his opponents. Norberto is your ultimate showman, stepping into the ring with dark sunglasses and dance moves reminiscent of Naseem Hamed. Jimenez (25-8-4, 13 KOs) has a particular interesting story due to the fact that he started his career in the worst possible way with a 1-8-2 record(!). (more…)
By Robert Coster Photo: SHUAN BOXING Norberto “Meneito” Jimenez, jr Bantamweight contender, ranked 4th by the WBA, 9th by the …
By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes
It was not shocking that Maryum “May May” Ali packed the house last night as the featured guest at “Meet The Champs V” at The Fort Worth Club in downtown Fort Worth, Texas for former 2x world champion Paulie Ayala’s Punching Out Parkinson’s annual fundraiser. After all, her dad, “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, loved being around people so being an Ali and big crowds is just par for the course. Ayala’s Punching Out Parkinson’s was created to help those inflicted with the dreadful disease of Parkinson’s that has no cure where he leverages non-contact boxing drills to help with such things as balance, hand eye coordination, mental focus and muscle memory.
The star of the night was May May as she is affectionately known and definitely got her dad’s gift of gab. She shared very honest and personal stories of his fight against Parkinson’s, both the ups and the downs.
She also talked about some of the possible contributing factors to her dad’s disease such as the pesticide that was sprayed on the log cabins at her dad’s training camp in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania where he spent much of his time. Also Ali’s dad, Cassius Clay Sr. was a great sign painter in Louisville, KY painting markets, liquor stores and much more. The cans of lead paint were kept in the back of the house where Ali and his brother grew up and the fumes were extremely powerful. May May only found this out a year ago that her dad inhaled these fumes as a child. (more…)
By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Robert Hughes It was not shocking that Maryum “May May” Ali packed the house last night …
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son
This weekend has been very special for me and my wife Christiane, as we visited our son Jose during parent´s weekend at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts. To sit at his Algebra class and remember the good old days at school and to see how technology has also taken over education techniques was marvelling. We are flying back with an aching heart but with a profound feeling of pride as our young man makes inroads in life.
Today Golden Boy Promotions is officially presenting a gigantic fight ; Canelo vs Chavez jr. Mexico City is the first stop to promote this bout which will catch the world´s attention as it has been highly anticipated for more than 6 years, specially in the Mexican and latino markets.
Both fighters have been closely related to the WBC since the beginning of their respective careers. Both conquered several WBC affiliated titles, including the World Youth championship and the Silver championship before conquering the Green and Gold glory. Canelo won the WBC vacant SuperWelter when Manny Pacquiao decided to go down to welter vacating the belt after beating Margarito. Canelo defeated Mathew Hatton and went on to defend the title 6 times before losing it to Floyd Mayweather in 2013. Canelo then conquered the WBC Middleweight crown defeating Miguel Cotto and defended it once vs Amir Khan. Chavez won the WBC middleweight crown vs Sebastian Zbik and defended it 3 times before losing to Sergio Maravilla Martinez. (more…)
By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son This weekend has been very special for me and my wife …
Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Pedro “La Roca” Campa rock (25-0, 19 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over former world title challenger Marvin Quintero (30-8, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the crowded municipal gymnasium in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. The end came at the 1:18 mark.
Also, jr flyweight Gilberto “Parrita” Medina (24-3, 20 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodríguez (19-13-5, 12 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 98-92 Medina and 97-93 Rodríguez.
Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Pedro “La Roca” Campa rock (25-0, 19 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over former …
A press conference has been scheduled to announce an April 22 clash between German stars Robin Krasniqi and Arthur Abraham at the Messe Erfurt Convention Center in Erfurt, Germany. The card is being billed as “X-Day” and the Krasniqi-Abraham clash will be an official WBO super middleweight elimination bout.
A press conference has been scheduled to announce an April 22 clash between German stars Robin Krasniqi and Arthur Abraham …