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

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Former Olympic medalist new trainer of Marco Huck

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.

Photo: Huck Sports Promotion GmbH

“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 …


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WBO #1 105-pounder Calleros arrives in Kumamoto

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 …



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Unbeaten Narvaez debuts on Telemundo Friday

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.

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Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford makes its 2017 debut this Friday. It will be another edition of the classic boxing rivalry of …


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Weights from 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 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
TV: FS1

Photo: Premier Boxing Champions Miguel Flores 128 vs Dat Nguyen 129.3 Darwin Price 140.3 vs Hylon Williams 140.8 Brandon Figueroa …




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Canelo, Junior kick off Mexico City presser

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 …


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Rio Olympians Lopez and Vargas to fight this Friday on Boxeo Telemundo

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” …


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Karpency, Holstein Clash in Columbus

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 …


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Adamek about Fonfara-Dawson: Classic “who wants it more?” bout

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 …



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Rimer Box wins Chudinov-Hilario EBU bid

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 …


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Kovacs defeats Cipolletta

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 …


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Japan Update: Kubo to face WBA 122lb champ Cermeno

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 …


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Fury trainer could be barred if Parker-Fury lands in New Zealand

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 …



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Weston-West now tops Lacey, Washington card Saturday

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 …


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Norberto Jimenez: I was a professional loser… sometimes stepped into the ring all boozed up

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 …


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“May May” Ali stars at Paulie Ayala’s Punching Out Parkinson’s Fundraiser

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 …


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The 12th Round – Nothing is impossible

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 …



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Campa KOs Quintero, remains unbeaten

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.

Photo: Zanfer

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 …


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Krasniqi-Abraham set for April 22

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 …


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Rey Vargas Team travels to England

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated Mexican prospect Ray Vargas flew from Mexico City International Airport to his bout with British Star Gavin McDonnell to challenge for the vacant WBC super bantamweight world title next Saturday Feb. 25 at the Ice Arena in Yorkshire, England.

“I’m going to conquer England, I know they’re going to want to complicate my life there, but I’m psyched for everything,” said Vargas. He is trained by Hall of Famer Nacho Beristain, who is looking for his 27th world champion while McDonnell seeks to achieve the feat of his twin brother Jamie to become world boxing champions.

In addition to Rey Vargas, another Mexican, Jairo “Doberman” Lopez made the trip to dispute the WBC Light Silver belt with British Luke Campbell. The event will be broadcast to Mexico by Televisa in association with Promociones del Pueblo.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Undefeated Mexican prospect Ray Vargas flew from Mexico City International Airport to his bout with British …


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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112 twice) to become a two-division champion on Saturday night at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The fight was fought at close quarters from the outset. Peterson attacked on the inside instead of working off his jab, as was largely his game plan when he unified the 140-pound division. Avanesyan and Peterson traded body punches and uppercuts, but it was Peterson who was more fluid and effective in the second half of the fight. Peterson committed to the body in the later rounds, connecting on 98 shots to the body over 12 rounds.

Both fighters connected on 40 percent of their total punches, but the real difference was that Peterson connected on 39 percent of his power shots compared to 29 percent for Avanesyan. (more…)

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in …


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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati.

The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs. activity. Granados (18-5-2, 11 KOs), a native of Chicago, was the busier fighter, throwing 683 total punches compared to 403 for Broner (33-2, 24 KOs). But “The Problem” connected at a 41 percent rate, compared to just 21 percent for his opponent.

The fight was fought largely on the inside, which Broner said was because he hurt his left hand in the first round and couldn’t work off his jab. Regardless of the reason, Granados was able to make the fight into the rough affair he had predicted.

“I knew that Adrian Granados was going to come tough,” Broner said. “At the end of the day, I was beating him up. This was an easy one for me. I feel good. (more…)

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the …


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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan to win WBA ‘regular’ welterweight title

In a bout for the WBA ‘regular’ welterweight championship, WBA #2 welterweight Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 18 KOs) dethroned formerly reigning champion David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) over a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. In an entertaining fight Peterson outworked Avanesyan over twelve rounds. There was lots of inside fighting. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 116-112

In a bout for the WBA ‘regular’ welterweight championship, WBA #2 welterweight Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 18 KOs) dethroned formerly reigning …


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Yildirim destroys Sushchyts in one

WBC #3 super middleweight Avni Yildirim retained his WBC International Silver belt moments ago at Teatro Principe in Milan with a first round stoppage of Belarus boxer Aliaksandr Sushchyts.
A world title shot looks closer for Avni.

OPI since 82 and Arena Boxing promoted the show with TV8,5 and Fight Network televised live in Turkey and Italy.

WBC #3 super middleweight Avni Yildirim retained his WBC International Silver belt moments ago at Teatro Principe in Milan with …


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Beterbiev-Barrera lands in Miami

It’s official: Montreal’s Artur Beterbiev (IBF #2 – 11-0-0, 11 KOs) will be in the most important fight of his career, against Cuban-born Sullivan Barrera (IBF #7 – 18-1-0, 13 KOs), for the mandatory challenger position for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heayvweight world title, held by American Andre Ward (31-0-0, 15 KOs). The Beterbiev vs. Barrera clash will take place April 21 in Miami, Florida.

“It is with great pride and confidence that we go into this fight in Miami,” Beterbiev’s promoter Yvon Michel (Groupe Yvon Michel). “In order for Beterbiev to receive maximum credibility, he needs to demonstrate that he can perform anywhere in the world. Because Sullivan Barrera, the only top-rated contender to accept the challenge to face Artur, could not cross the Canadian border, we agreed to have this fight take place in the United States. (more…)

It’s official: Montreal’s Artur Beterbiev (IBF #2 – 11-0-0, 11 KOs) will be in the most important fight of his …


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Adrien defeats Adrian in split decision; Browne KOs Williams in six

Former four division world champion Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over WBA #4, WBC #7 super lightweight Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout the fight Broner and Granados traded punches with Broner coming out slightly ahead. Broner won by scores of 97-93, 96-94 for Broner and 97-93 for Granados.

WBC #11, WBO #11, IBF# 13 light heavyweight Marcus Browne (19-0, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over WBC #15 Thomas Williams Jr. (20-3, 14 KOs). Browne dropped Williams in round two, then hit him when he was down and was deducted a point. In round four Browne controlled the action, dropping Williams again with a right hook. In round six Browne knocked down Williams for the third time, however this time Williams stayed on the canvas. Time was 0:42.

Former four division world champion Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over WBA #4, WBC …


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Cincinnati Undercard Results

By Eric Lorta

Desmond Jarman vs. Lucas Burger
Super Featherweights – 4 Rounds

It took Desmon Jarman just 29 seconds into the first round to take care of Lucas Burger. Burger, quite honestly, had no business in the ring with Jarman. The first punch that Burger threw he was off balance and almost fell down. From there Jarman unloaded with a combination and a crisp left hook that floored Burger and that was the end of the fight.

Tra-Kwon Pettis vs. Mike Fowler
Lightweights – 4 Rounds

Pettis used his range and reach to keep Mike Fowler guess the entire fight. Mike Fowler was game, but had no answers when it came to Pettis. Big skill difference in this fight. Ringside Reporter had Tra-Kwon Pettis winning 40-36. All three judges scored the fight 40-36 for Tra-Kwon Pettis.

Curtis Hill Jr. vs. Cory Dulaney
Light Heavyweights – 4 Rounds

Curtis Hill Jr. won by TKO in 1:06 of the first round. A double jab knocked Dulaney to the canvas. Dulaney got back up, but was extremely unsteady and the fight was stopped.

By Eric Lorta Desmond Jarman vs. Lucas Burger Super Featherweights – 4 Rounds It took Desmon Jarman just 29 seconds …


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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Story and photos by David Finger

One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday night (February 17th) as local prospects Gerardo Quintana and Isidro Castillo Jr. both emerged victorious. But whereas Castillo dominated his debuting opponent, a last minute sub named Ryan Colwell from Albuquerque, Quintana was taken the distance in a back and forth war that nearly saw the local prospect derailed.

In the main event Gerardo Quintana, 172.4, returned to the ring after a layoff of over 14 months to take on the little known Cesar Zamarripa, 174, of Ciudad Juarez. Zamarripa was making his professional debut but had nonetheless had some experience coming in, with six amateur fights in Juarez as well as six MMA fights. Zamarripa was a self described puncher who promised to give fans the “fight of the night” at the weigh-ins, and he more than kept his word as he landed a hard right hand in the opening minute of the round that told both fans, and Quintana, that the fight was not going to be an easy one. (more…)

Story and photos by David Finger One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday …


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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb

Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-7-1, 18 KOs) for the better part of seven rounds, before seriously rocking him with a right hand, left hook combination near the end of the 7th round of the scheduled 12 round cruiserweight match last night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. The bell to begin round 8 rang, but Gunn’s corner wisely stopped the bout seven seconds into the round. The win gave Jones the WBF cruiserweight belt. In the co-feature, WBA #4, WBO #5, IBF #15 junior middleweight Kanat Islam (23-0, 19 KOs) overcame a gruesome cut over his right eye to dramatically stop Robson Assis (16-4, 9 KOs) with a clean one-punch KO at 2:12 of the opening round of a scheduled 10-rounder. The card was promoted by David Feldman Promotions, Kings Promotions, and Nelson Promotions, in conjunction with The Casino at Delaware Park.

A slow, feeling-out opening round saw Bobby Gunn slowly inch forward behind a high guard while Roy Jones measured him with a quick jab. There wasn’t much action, but the tension and anticipation was high. The stage was set. Gunn was trying to pressure Jones to the ropes or into a corner, where he could land his heavy shots, and Jones waited to counter, while popping his jab. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic …


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Manny, me and Bob are fine–Koncz

By Nick Giongco

The camp of Manny Pacquiao insists that all is well between the Filipino fighting senator and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. As Pacquiao sets the stage for an April 23 fight in the United Arab Emirates, Canadian Mike Koncz, who serves as the 38-year-old’s adviser told Fightnews on Saturday that it is definite that the Pacquiao’s defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown won’t be held in Brisbane.

Arum was planning to bring Pacquiao to Australia to square off with undefeated Jeff Horn but the Middle East had a better financial package, prompting Koncz to get a deal in place for a fight either in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

Still, Koncz maintains that the decision to fight in the UAE is just temporary.

“Manny has made it clear that he will end his career with Top Rank,” said Koncz, stressing that under Arum’s promotional genius, Pacquiao reached greater heights. (more…)

By Nick Giongco The camp of Manny Pacquiao insists that all is well between the Filipino fighting senator and Hall …


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Peterson/Broner are tonight’s betting favorites

Former 140lb world champion Lamont Peterson is a -335 favorite to dethrone WBA interim welterweight champion David Avanesyan tonight at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Avanesyan backers can get +275.

Also four-division former world champion Adrien Broner is a -290 pick to defeat Adrian Granados +245. Both fights will be televised by Showtime.

Former 140lb world champion Lamont Peterson is a -335 favorite to dethrone WBA interim welterweight champion David Avanesyan tonight at …


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Maicelo scores big upset; drops WBO #3 Felix five times in decision win

In a clash of former world lightweight title challengers, Jonathan Maicelo (25-2, 12 KOs) scored an upset ten round unanimous decision over WBO #3, IBF #12 rated Jose Felix Jr (35-2-1, 27 KOs) on Friday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. In round one Maicelo hit Felix with a vicious hook, knocking him to the ground. In round three Maicelo knocked down Felix again. In round five Felix was knocked down twice by Maicelo. In round nine Felix was knocked down for the fifth time. Felix managed to get to the final bell. Scores were 95-90, 97-88, 96-90.

In a clash of former world lightweight title challengers, Jonathan Maicelo (25-2, 12 KOs) scored an upset ten round unanimous …


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Han retains IBF female feather belt

IBF female featherweight champion Jennifer Han scored a ten round unanimous decision over Olivia Gerula on Friday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. Han scored a knockdown in round five. Scores were 100-89 across the board.

Son of former world champion Raul Marquez, Arturo Marquez (6-0, 3 KOs) scored a four round unanimous decision over Ja’Mykle Wade (2-1-1, 1 KO). Scores were 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.

Undefeated middleweight Esquiva Falcoa (17-0, 12 KOs) scored an eighth round unanimous decision over Jaime Barboza (19-11, 9 KOs). Falcoa came out strong and controlled the action the entire fight. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

IBF female featherweight champion Jennifer Han scored a ten round unanimous decision over Olivia Gerula on Friday night at the …


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Jones Jr. dominates and stops Gunn

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photo: Darryl Cobb

Delaware boxing fans came out in force to get a glimpse of former multi-champion Roy Jones Jr. in the twilight of his career, and the 48-year old ring legend thrilled his many supporters by coming out victorious. Jones, 65-9, 47 KOs, scored an 8th round TKO of traveling tough guy Bobby Gunn, 21-7-1, 18 KOs, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE.

Jones dominated the action for six rounds before nearly flooring Gunn with a left hook in round seven. Gunn buckled from the punch, and it appeared Jones could have put him down with just one more shot – even a tap. However, Jones backed off and chose not to hit Gunn again.

Roy’s show of mercy allowed Gunn to survive the round, and the incident was par for this mostly friendly fight. The evening was filled with mugging, smiles, handshakes and much respect between the fighters.

After a minute’s rest, the bell sounded for round eight and Gunn took a step toward ring center before his corner men called him back and asked referee Bill Clancy to stop the fight. The official time was 7 seconds of round eight.

After the fight, both fighters praised each other and continued their friendly banter.

“I think he took it easy on me,” Gunn said of Jones.

No doubt that was the case.

By John DiSanto at ringside Photo: Darryl Cobb Delaware boxing fans came out in force to get a glimpse of …


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Manzanarez KOs ex-champ Diaz in four

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Mexican lightweight Robert Manzanarez (34-1, 28 KO’s) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico made his U.S debut scored a fourth round knockout over former world champion Mexican veteran Gamaliel Diaz (40-16-3, KOs) Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles as Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club returned on the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event.

Photo: Marlene Marquez, Pound4Pound

The tall Manzanarez kept his distance boxing patiently in the opening round as he connected big punches on Diaz. Fighting on the inside in round two Manzanarez landed a body shot as he dropped Diaz but referee Raul Caiz ruled it a slip. The southpaw Manzanerez continued to keep his distance in round three popping the jab on the stalking Diaz. A left uppercut by Manzanarez in round four did it as Diaz went down and referee Raul Caiz reached a ten count at 2:23. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Mexican lightweight Robert Manzanarez (34-1, 28 KO’s) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico made his U.S …


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Jones-Gunn undercard results

By John DiSanto at ringside

The the Pay-Per-View semi-final, undefeated Kanat Islam, 23-0, 19 KOs, overcame a head butt that left his right eye a bloody mess to knockout Brazilian Robson Assis, 16-3, 9 KOs, in their scheduled 10-rounder. The Kazakhstan fighter kept pressing after the butt and landed an overhand right that dropped Assis for the count. Referee Vic de Wysocki reached the count of ten at 2:12 of the first round.

In a 6-round junior lightweight fight, Allentown southpaw Frank De Alba, 21-2-2, 9 KOs, won a one-sided unanimous decision over Mexican German Meraz, 55-42-1, 32 KOs. All three official judges scored the bout a 60-54 shutout.

In a scheduled 4-rounder, Delaware’s Joey Tiberi, 14-2, 7 KOs, halted Bryan Timmons of St. Joseph, MO, 5-9, 5 KOs, in the final round of their junior welterweight fight. Referee Vic de Wysocki stopped the bout at 2:04 of the fourth. There were no knockdowns.

In the opening bout at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE, Dominican junior featherweight Dagoberto Aguero, 11-0, 8 KOs, scored a 6-round majority decision over Olimjon Nazarov of Uzbekistan, 14-5, 8 KOs. Aguero controlled most of the action, while Nazarov tried to turn the tide with his sweeping power shots. After the final bell, Aguero was awarded the victory by scores of 59-55, 58-56 and 57-57.

By John DiSanto at ringside The the Pay-Per-View semi-final, undefeated Kanat Islam, 23-0, 19 KOs, overcame a head butt that …




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