Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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Pearson, DeLoach make weight

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Chris Pearson 152.8 vs Justin DeLoach 151.8
Saul Rodriguez 133.8 vs Oscar Bravo 132.8
Andrew Tabiti 196.2 vs Quantis Graves 198.8
Lionell Thompson 177.6 vs Steve Lovett TBA
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov 146.4 vs Jose Marrufo 141.6
Cameron Krael 147 vs Todd Manuel 146.6
Oluwafemi Oyeleye 155.2 vs Adan Ahumada 155

Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
TV: Showtime

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Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime Chris Pearson 152.8 vs Justin DeLoach 151.8 Saul Rodriguez 133.8 vs Oscar Bravo 132.8 Andrew Tabiti 196.2 …


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Wilder-Washington final press conference

Photos: Jennifer Hagler / Premier Boxing Champions

Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their primetime showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes this Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Also in attendance and featured in televised action beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT were rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd, who battle for a vacant junior middleweight world title, plus hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale and undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh, who meet in a 10-round heavyweight battle.

Additional action on FS1 and FOX Deportes begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features unbeaten super middleweight Caleb Plant, who was in attendance at Thursday’s event.

Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday:

Deontay Wilder:

“My time off has allowed me to get a better relationship with my left hand. There are so many different ways to throw a jab that I didn’t think I could do. Working with one arm allowed me to be exposed to a lot of new things. It’s going to be a different Deontay Wilder in the ring.

“It’s been a journey for me. I know there’s a purpose to all of it and there’s a reason why I’m here and why I’m the champ. Everything has manifested my way. (more…)

Photos: Jennifer Hagler / Premier Boxing Champions Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington went face-to-face Thursday at …



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Canelo and Junior hit Houston

By Byron Spurlock
Photos: Robert Hughes

Oscar De la Hoya: The name Julio Cesar Chavez is boxing royalty and the fighter who we are fighting on May 6, he has proven that he is worthy of that name. He comes into the fight as a fighter that doesn’t back down, has a chin and comes ready to fight…Two Mexicans in the ring at the same time is promising to be a war…Canelo by far is one of the biggest stars in the sport of boxing today; He has fought some of the best already and at just 26 years of age the best is yet to come from him.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: I’m really glad to be here and I’m thankful for this opportunity; I know that we are not fighting here in Texas but I want all the fans to know that I’m undefeated here…I promise to all the Mexican fans right here that on May 6th I will win this fight.

Canelo Alvarez: Thank you for all love and support and thank you for coming out here today. Come May 6, it’s going to be a good fight and I promise to not disappoint my fans.

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By Byron Spurlock Photos: Robert Hughes Oscar De la Hoya: The name Julio Cesar Chavez is boxing royalty and the …


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Bute, Alvarez make weight

Photo: Manny Montreal / The FightCity.com

Eleider Alvarez 174.6 vs Lucian Bute 173.6
(WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Championship)

Eric Martel-Bahoeli 253.8 vs Adam Braidwood 250.8
Sebastien Bouchard 149.6 vs Gustavo Garibay 150

Francis Lafreniere 157.8 vs Uriel “Big Bang” Gonzalez 159.2
(IBF International & Vacant NABO Middleweight Championships)

Dario Bredicean 169.2 vs Alejandro Torres 165.4
Christian M’Billi 163.2 vs Jesus Olivares 168.2

Promoter: GYM promotions
Venue: Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada
TV: PPV

Eleider Alvarez 174.6 vs Lucian Bute 173.6 (WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Championship) Eric Martel-Bahoeli 253.8 vs Adam Braidwood 250.8 Sebastien …




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Bivol stops Berridge, retains WBA interim belt

WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (9-0, 7 KOs) retained his belt with a fourth round TKO over Robert Berridge (29-6, 21 KOs) on Thursday night in Russia. From the beginning, Bivol attacked forcefully and imposed his will. In round three he dropped Berridge twice and the end came after another knockdown in round four that left the challenger with blood streaming from a cut over his right eye. Referee Gustavo Padilla called in the ring doctor and a decision was made to halt the carnage.

WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (9-0, 7 KOs) retained his belt with a fourth round TKO over Robert …


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Ruaviking and Ponpitak victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

In a nationally televised promotion, Thailand 140 pounder, Downua Ruaviking (7-0) stopped Yuta Maruoka (12-4) in round one of a scheduled twelve round contest to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific title at Banrungkan, Nonthaburi, Thailand on Wednesday. Both boxers were aggressive from opening bell with Ruaviking dropping Maruoka twice and referee Sanong Aumim crowning Ruaviking at 92 seconds of round one.

Thai 118 pounder Sukpraserd Ponpitak (16-6-0) captured the vacant IBF Pan Pacific title when he stopped Zun Rindam (14-8-1) in round three of a scheduled twelve. Ponpitak controlled rounds one and two and referee saved Rindam from further punishment at 61 seconds of round three and crowned Ponpitak new IBF champion. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang In a nationally televised promotion, Thailand 140 pounder, Downua Ruaviking …


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Usyk, Gvozdyk added to Lomachecko-Sosa undercard

Undefeated WBO cruiserweight world champion and Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk and NABF light heavyweight champion and Olympic bronze medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk will be defending their titles against Mike Hunter and Yunieskyi Gonzalez, respectively in co-main event battles, Saturday, April 8, at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The Lomachenko, Usyk and Gvozdyk championship Ukrainian tripleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“I’m very happy to fight on the same card with Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Gvozdyk, this is something we’ve been talking about since we were amateurs — to have three members of the 2012 Ukrainian Olympic Team in the same event,” said Usyk. “It’s fantastic to be able to do this. I would like to thank my promoters Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Krassyuk and Tom Loeffler from K2 Promotions along with my manager Egis Klimas and HBO, and also Bob Arum and Top Rank for adding me to this show. Michael Hunter is a tough, undefeated opponent and I’m certain that this will be a great show for the fans in attendance and those watching on HBO.” (more…)

Undefeated WBO cruiserweight world champion and Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk and NABF light heavyweight champion and Olympic bronze medalist …


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Wilder-Washington fight week workout

Photo: Solomon Crenshaw Jr., / SCJr Content Providers

Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington kicked-off fight week with a media workout in Alabama Wednesday before they headline Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes action this Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Also working out at Round 1 Boxing Gym and featured in televised action beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT were rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd, who battle for a vacant junior middleweight world title, plus hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale and undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh, who meet in a 10-round heavyweight battle.

Here is what the fighters had to say:
Deontay Wilder:

“This started as a dream and now it’s a reality. It’s always a pleasure to come back home and do it again. We’re going to keep it going. I love being at home.

“If I had doubted myself because of injuries, then I wouldn’t be here. At this point, I’m ready to go. We all know that when I step into the ring, no matter what’s wrong with me, I’m going to go to work. (more…)

Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington kicked-off fight week with a media workout in Alabama Wednesday before …



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Weights from London

Boy Jones Jr 129.6 vs Craig Poxton 129.1
Archie Sharp 130.3 vs Alex Phillips 130.3
Sanjeev Sahota 139.3 vs Elemir Rafael 136.3
Thomas Essomba 111.2 vs Jay Harris 111.6
Harley Benn 166.4 vs Domink Zubko 160.9
Lerrone Richards 171.3 vs Attila Tibor Nagy 172.7

Promoter: Frank Warren Promotions
Venue: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London

Boy Jones Jr 129.6 vs Craig Poxton 129.1 Archie Sharp 130.3 vs Alex Phillips 130.3 Sanjeev Sahota 139.3 vs Elemir …


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Congressman applauds Palm Bay boxing show

U.S. Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement commending the City of Palm Bay and Telemundo for working to bring another World Boxing Organization (WBO) sanctioned boxing night to Palm Bay, Florida:

“I applaud the efforts of Mayor Capote and the City of Palm Bay for working with Telemundo and All Star Boxing to bring another exciting night of boxing entertainment here to Florida’s Space Coast,” said Posey. “Events such as this help provide a boost to local businesses and raise our profile around the world as a premier travel destination.” (more…)

U.S. Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement commending the City of Palm Bay and Telemundo for working to …


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Krasniqi-Abraham kickoff presser

Super middleweights Robin Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) and Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) faced off at the kickoff press conference for their official WBO eliminator to take place April 22 in Erfurt, Germany.

Photo: Eroll Popova/SES

Robin Krasniqi: With all due respect to the past history of Arthur, I’ll win here. My dream of a world title, in addition to all lessons learned in my recent fights, is my motivation. There is only one option – beat up Arthur and win clearly.”

Arthur Abraham: Only winning is in my head. I have only one goal, I have to be world champion as fast as possible. Then box for a year and then say ‘bye-bye boxing!’

Super middleweights Robin Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) and Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) faced off at the kickoff press conference …


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Shannon Briggs speaks

Fightnews.com spoke with former two-time heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) in regard to his now finalized deal to fight Fres Oquendo (32-2, 24 KOs). The two are scheduled to square off for the vacant regular WBA heavyweight title. The fight is ordered to take place by early May. An agreement has been reached as previously reported but it was confirmed that Briggs’ promoter will be hosting the event exclusively.

Regarding the fight being finalized…

I started this current journey three years ago and now the time has almost come. I have been training extremely hard already. I fully expect for this to be a tough fight with Oquendo. He has never won a world title before and I plan to keep that streak extended. (more…)

Fightnews.com spoke with former two-time heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) in regard to his now …



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Foley-Lai collide Saturday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian light heavyweight champion Kerry Foley (17-2-1,14KO’s) will return to action on Saturday when he will clash with Aaron Lai (8-4,7KO’s) over twelve rounds with the vacant Orient Pacific Boxing Federation title up for grabs at the Dee Why RSL club, Sydney, NSW, Australia. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian light heavyweight champion Kerry Foley (17-2-1,14KO’s) will return to action on Saturday …


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Joe Smith, Jr. is tonight’s RING 8 guest speaker

Top ten light heavyweight contender Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith, Jr. is the RING 8 guest speaker tonight at its monthly meeting, starting at 7p ET, at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant, located at 1132 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square, New York. (more…)

Top ten light heavyweight contender Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith, Jr. is the RING 8 guest speaker tonight at its …


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Briggs-Oquendo deal reached, date and place TBA

Square Ring Promotions and Hitz Entertainment Corporation announced today that they have reached an agreement for the Fres Oquendo vs. Shannon Briggs fight for the WBA World Heavyweight Championship.

“We are really excited that we were able to reach an agreement with Kris Lawrence and Henry Rivalta of the Heavyweight Factory,” said John Wirt, CEO of Square Ring Promotions. “It was a long process and a difficult negotiation, but the good news is that Fres will now have the chance to finally win the WBA Heavyweight crown. I want to thank Gilberto Mendoza, George Martinez and everyone else at the WBA for this great opportunity.”

“Fres is in fantastic shape and he is focused on winning this bout like I have never seen before,” said Bobby Hitz, President of Hitz Boxing. “I met with him today and watched him spar and he looked awesome. His preparation is second to none and I predict it is going to be a great fight.”

Square Ring Promotions and Hitz Entertainment Corporation announced today that they have reached an agreement for the Fres Oquendo vs. …


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WBC #1 bantam Suriyan fails drug test

The WBC has been notified by VADA of an adverse result from WBC #1 bantamweight contender Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (Suriyan Kaikanha) from Thailand from an unannounced collation performed in Thailand, showing Metamphetamines and Amphetamine.

The fighter and his representatives have been notified and the CBP protocol will follow with further information to be released by the WBC in the near future.

The WBC has been notified by VADA of an adverse result from WBC #1 bantamweight contender Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (Suriyan …



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WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in attendance at the office of the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) in Tokyo. Mendoza at first announced the establishment of the WBA Asian Boxing Association, which is a regional organization on behalf of the Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA), and asked the JBC to affiliate with the new body in Asia and participate therein. Secondly, the WBA prez emphasized that the Association would endeavor to have only one champion in each category in the future. Mendoza said, “We originally planned to help poor countries to have world champions by establishing interim titles, but now admit it eventually downgraded the status of the WBA championship. It’s time to correct the current situation so that we should reinstate the integrity of our championship.” Having been very loyal to the WBA by handling only WBA champions (such as Takashi Uchiyama, Kohei Kono and Ryoichi Taguchi), Hitoshi Watanabe, the president of the Japan Professional Boxing Association (JPBA) that is the union of licensed club owners here, highly welcomed his speech, saying, “The WBA is the oldest organization, and it is very important that the WBA will regain the integrity and prestige with this epoch-making move.”

People in attendance were as follows: WBA executive secretary Julio Thyme, WBA championship committee chairman George Martinez, former PABA secretary general Alan Kim; influential promoters such as Akihiko Honda of Teiken Promotions, Niwat/Terry Laosuwanwat of Thailand, Liu Gang of the WBA China, plus Tsuyoshi Yasukochi of the JBC who will be in charge of liaison between the WBA and the JBC. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with …


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Ricardo Dominguez passes away

By Hesiquio Balderas

Ricardo ‘Pelón’ Dominguez, died of colon cancer this afternoon, this terrible disease affected him for 3 years.

‘Pelon’ captured fame in Mexico as he was the first champion of the reality series Campeón Azteca. The show made exclusively to discover new talent in Mexican boxing in TV Azteca. Dominguez was also a two time world title challenger.

Dominguez made his professional debut in March 2, 2001 against Eduardo Castillo and made his last fight on March 22, 2014 against Abner Lopez.

His professional record stands at (37-11-1, 22 KOs)

Julio César Chávez Sr. And Julio César Chávez Jr supported Dominguez financially so Ricardo could afford his treatment and focus exclusively in his battle against cancer.

Rest In Peace Ricardo.

By Hesiquio Balderas Ricardo ‘Pelón’ Dominguez, died of colon cancer this afternoon, this terrible disease affected him for 3 years. …


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Gavin McDonnell: I have no doubt I will win

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 …


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Adrian Granados speaks

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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“Meserito” Rodriguez arrives in Miami

Photo: All Star Boxing

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 …


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Michael Perez to face Marcelino Lopez on April 20

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 …


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EBU purse bid results

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 …


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Nietes-Krungthepthonburi to clash for vacant IBF flyweight title

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.

Photo: Santino Honasan of Abs-cbn Sports

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 …


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More on the Stunning Upset in H-Town

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) …


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Lipinets back March 4th, awaits Burns-Indogo winner

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 …


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Greer-Smith on Shobox March 10th

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 …


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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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

Photo: Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions

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.

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


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Results from Houston, Texas

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). …


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Thurman, Garcia quick quotes

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.

Keith Thurman:

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 …


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Arum: Pacquiao-Khan rumors are total BS

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 …


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Ruaviking and Ponpitak in action Wednesday

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 …


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Lucas Browne Update

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 …


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Bute-Alvarez PPV undercard

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 …


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Matchroom inks Buglioni

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 …




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