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Oscar Valdez Jr. 127.6 vs. Jose Ramirez 129.3
Esquiva Falcao 157.4 vs. Omar Rojas 156.2
Mayela Perez 108.2 vs. Cristina Fuentes 111.4
Felipe Cordova TBA vs. Luis Castro 139.3
Venue: Laredo Energy Center in Laredo, Texas
Promoter Top Rank
Peter Quillin: What can I say? I didn’t make weight. I want to apologize to Andy Lee and to all my supporters and fans. I made every effort to make weight but it just wasn’t meant to be and I have no one else to blame but myself. I may not win a title tomorrow but I still have a ﬁght to win and I still plan to put on a good performance. I promise to use this as a learning experience for the future. God bless.
Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
Interim WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Oscar Escandon (24-1, 16 KOs), of Tolima, Colombia, will make the first defense of his 122-pound title when he faces undefeated Moises “El Chucky” Flores (22-0, 1 NC, 16 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico, in the 12-round main event live on SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Saturday, April 18 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Headlining the card, popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KOs) will make his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING debut when he meets dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT). (more…)
Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, will now headline Saturday night at the Laredo Energy Center in a bout that will be telecast nationally by Unimas in the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” series at 11:00 p.m. (East/Pacific). Valdez (15-0, 13 KOs) will take on Jose Ramirez (25-5-3, 15 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico in an eight round featherweight bout.
Moving into the TV opener is Olympic silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (8-0, 5 KOs) of Brazil who will take on Omar Rojas (3-2, 1 KO) of Kingville, Texas in a middleweight bout.
The original headliner, unbeaten super bantamweight Jesse Magdaleno (20-0, 15 KOs) had to have his next bout rescheduled to May 1 after opponent John Mark Apolinario (18-5-3, 5 KOs) of the Philippines failed to get a boxing license.
As Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight night approaches, Mayweather Promotions announced today that undefeated Mexican superstar and current WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) will be featured on the three-fight pay-per-view televised undercard against an opponent to be determined.
“I’m extremely excited to put one of the most popular and exciting Mexican fighters in the world on the pay-per-view undercard of this historic event on Cinco De Mayo weekend,” said Mayweather, president of Mayweather Promotions. “I’m all about giving my loyal fans what they want. All the fans watching on fight night will be in for a great show when Leo Santa Cruz enters the ring.”
At the moment, the fight card looks like this:
Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao (WBC/WBA/WBO welter titles)
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Gamalier Rodriguez (WBO feather title)
Leo Santa Cruz vs. TBA (WBC super bantamweight title)
Jesse Hart vs. Mike Jimenez (vacant USBA super middleweight title)
Christopher Pearson vs. Said El Harrak (super welterweight)
Andrew Tabiti vs. TBA (cruiserweight)
By Karl Freitag
After some shuffling of the various WBA lightweight world championships, Derry Mathews (37-9-2, 20 KOs) will now face Ismael Barroso (17-0-2, 16 KOs) for the WBA “interim” lightweight championship on April 18 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
To open up the title slot, current WBA “interim” lightweight champion Darleys Perez has been promoted to WBA “regular” lightweight champion. Current WBA “regular” lightweight champion Richar Abril has been named WBA lightweight “champion in recess.” Abril must return from “recess” status and face Perez for the “regular” title within 120 days or his “recess” status will be revoked.
Andy Lee 159.6 vs. Peter Quillin 161.4
Quillin was unable to make the weight, therefore the bout is a non-title affair and WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee’s title will not be on the line.
Danny Garcia 142.2 vs. Lamont Peterson 143
Viktor Postol 143.8 vs. Jake Giuriceo 142.8
Luis Collazo 147.8 vs. Christopher Degollado 149
Felix Diaz 142 vs. Gabriel Bracero 142
Errol Spence Jr 146.6 vs. Samuel Vargas 146
Marcus Browne 174.8 vs. Aaron Pryor Jr 174.4
Prichard Colon 147.8 vs. Daniel Calzada 148.8
Heather Hardy 122 vs. Renata Domsodi 120.6
Ryan Burnett 118.8 vs. Stephon McIntyre 121.8
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Unbeaten WBC #5/WBA #6/IBF #12 cruiserweight Dmitry Kudryashov (17-0, 17 KOs) demolished former world title challenger and WBC #13 Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (23-3, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia. A ferocious left hook ended the fight spectacularly with Palacios on the canvas out cold. Time was :52.
Cruiserweight Rakhim Chakhkiev (22-1, 17 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over veteran contender Valery Brudov (42-6, 28 KOs) The big punching Chakhkiev dropped Brudov in round three. Brudov suffered a bad cut in round four and then Chakhkiev brutally laid him out.
In an upset, Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) stunned WBC #9 heavyweight Manuel Charr (27-3, 16 KOs) by ten round majority decision. Scores were 98-93, 98-93, 95-95. Duhaupas was busier.
Unbeaten super lightweight Eduard Troyanovsky (21-0, 18 KOs) scored a nice eighth round KO over Aik Shakhnazaryan (15-2, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant IBO belt. A Troyanovsky right hand finished Shakhnazaryan.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat
WBC#4/WBA#8/IBF#8/WBO#8 flyweight Suguru Muranaka (22-2, 7 KOs), weighing at 114.75 over the stipulated 112-pound limit, failed to pass the weigh-in prior to his third defense of the national belt and was obliged to forfeit his throne, but impressively defeated top contender Takuma Hayashi (25-3-2, 9 KOs), 112, by a unanimous decision (96-94 twice, 97-93) over ten heats on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.
Muranaka, unbeaten in last eight years, might be castigated with his failure in making the class limit despite being the defending champ, but once he appeared in the ring despite his dehydration, he showed his potential and finely outscored Hayashi thanks to his superior skills and smartness to overcome his careless mistake in his controlling the weight. The 29-year-old national champ, often sparring with Naoya “Monster” Inoue or Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, displayed his patience in earlier rounds, solving the game and gutsy challenger’s opening attacks. The open scoring system indicated after the first half that Hayashi was leading on points after the first half—49-47, 48-47 for Hayashi, and 48-47 for Muranaka. This reporter had it 48-47 for Muranaka due to his accuracy in punching. (more…)
UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko Cro Cop and the light heavyweight bout between Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from Tauron Arena Krakow in Krakow, Poland beginning at 3pm ET / 12pm PT. Eight prelim bouts will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 11:45am ET / 8:45am PT.
Mirko Cro Cop (232) VS Gabriel Gonzaga (255)
UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Jan Blachowicz (204) VS Jimi Manuwa (206)
Sheldon Westcott (169) VS Pawel Pawlak (169)
Maryna Moroz (115) VS Joanne Calderwood (115)
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Leon Edwards (170) VS Seth Baczynski (170)
Garreth McLellan (184) VS Bartosz Fabinski (184)
Mickael Lebout (169) VS Sergio Moraes (171)
Yaotzin Meza (146) VS Damian Stasiak (145)
Anthony Hamilton (259) VS Daniel Omielanczuk (243)
Alexandra Albu (114) VS Izabela Badurek (117*)
Stevie Ray (155) VS Marcin Bandel (154)
Rocky Lee (145) VS Taylor Lapilus (144)
*Badurek missed weight – she has one hour to make 116 pounds
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC Fight Night Krakow is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, April 11 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more
Olympic Heavyweight gold medal hero Anthony Joshua (11-0, 11 KOs) has been added to the Matchroom Sport bill at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England on May 9. Joshua, who recently fought in Newcastle with a third round stoppage win over Jason Gavern, will face TBA. He is also scheduled to face Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson on May 30 in London.
With a slated May 9 clash in England against home towner Frankie Gavin scrapped; South Africa’s Chris “The Heat” Van Heerden has his sights firmly set on a stateside battle with former world champion Brandon Rios. “I’m gutted about the Gavin fight being called off, but more than ready to face Brandon Rios who I understand is looking for an opponent in May or June,” said the 27-year-old Van Heerden, a disciple of trainer Freddie Roach. “The reasons for the Gavin cancellation are unimportant, I’m in great shape and ready to extend my winning streak against the likes of Rios.”
He also tweeted:
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Justin Fortune talks to Fightnews to advise that Manny Pacquiao is totally focused on defeating Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd. Justin also mentions that Manny has suffered no injuries and publicity about leg injuries have been incorrect. Justin comments on Mike Tyson, Teddy Atlas and Roberto Duran predicting a Manny Pacquiao victory with Bernard Hopkins predicting a win for Floyd Mayweather. Justin says if Manny listens to Freddie Roach’s game plan he will KO Mayweather.
By James Slater
IBF welterweight king Kell Brook will make the second defence of his title at The O2 in London on May 30th, against former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin, Sky Sports News has just reported.
The card, which will also feature unbeaten heavyweight hope, 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Anthony Joshua against Kevin “KingPin” Johnson, as well as Kevin Mitchell challenging Jorge Linares for the WBC lightweight crown and Lee Selby going in with Evgeny Gradovich for the IBF featherweight title, will, perhaps surprisingly, go out on Sky Box Office PPV in the UK. (more…)
After easily defeating Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield in March Kell Brook makes a quick return to the ring on Saturday 30 May to defend his IBF welterweight title against Frankie Gavin at The O2 in London. Brook-Gavin headlines a huge night of boxing that includes three world title fights – WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares defends his title against popular Londoner Kevin Mitchell and Welsh stylist Lee Selby challenges Evgeny Gradovich for his IBF featherweight title. Also rising heavyweight star Anthony Joshua faces Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson.
Kell Brook: “I never expected to be out again so quickly but I can’t wait. I respect Frankie for stepping up, he has called for this fight for a long time and after he was given a final eliminator against Tim Bradley it made sense for him to take the challenge. I feel like I’m unbeatable right now and Gavin isn’t going to be able to cope with my speed and power on fight night. The O2 is one of the best arenas in the world and it’s an honour to headline a card like this.”
Frankie Gavin: “These are the fights you want to be part of and are where I belong. I’ve dreamt of a world title and I will be 100 per cent ready physically and mentally for Kell Brook. Of course it’s going to be tough but I believe Kell is beatable and I’ve always felt that I have got the skills and the team to cause an upset.”
Undefeated power-punching middleweight Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov (9-0, 9 KOs) returns tonight against fellow unbeaten Aaron “Heavy Metal” Coley (9-0-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round middleweight bout that will be televised on Showtime. Khytrov is one of the most exciting prospects on the scene, stopping all nine of his opponents. “The best time to knock a guy out is in the first two rounds when they aren’t warmed up yet,” said Khytrov. “I tried against (Jorge) Melendez but I couldn’t get him out. I just realized I needed to pace myself for the other six rounds and work the body. It was nice to get those rounds and experience against a tough fighter.
“I know he (Coley) is a pretty hard-hitting southpaw. I assume that he won’t come forward, but maybe he’ll surprise me. He has a few knockouts, but I’m going to watch him, learn and adapt. I faced southpaws in the amateurs. His style won’t give me any issues. I could even switch to a southpaw stance if I need to.” (more…)
The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Induction Weekend is set for June 19, 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn Westshore in Tampa, Florida.
Here is the lineup of activities:
Friday June 19, 2015
6PM – 7:30PM Meet the Inductees Social
8PM – Amateur Fights
Saturday June 20, 2015
9AM – 4PM Ring talks & demonstrations, memorabilia, book signings, fist casting and a lecture by Enrique Encinosa on “The History of Florida and Carribean Boxing.”
6:30PM – Banquet (Keynote Speaker: James “Smitty” Smith)
SundayJune 21, 2015:
8:30AM – 10:00AM Breakfast with the Inductees
11AM – Formal Induction Ceremony
More information and tickets are available at www.floridaboxinghalloffame.com
By Jerry Glick
Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
Highly regarded Danny “Swift” Garcia, looked lean and mean at the final press conference for the big show Saturday night at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center when he steps into the ring to fight Lamont “Havok” Peterson, (33-2-1, 17 KOs).
What does he see happening in that ring after the bell rings?
“I’m going in there and dictate the pace,” said a confident Garcia, (29-0, 17 KOs), who is trained by his Dad, Angel. “And do what Danny Garcia does best, fight this guy at my pace an do what I want to do in there.”
Will he knock him out? “I’m always going for the KO.” How did training go? “We are working smarter and harder, that’s it.” (more…)
By Jerry Glick
Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
How does Andy Lee feel to finally win a world title? “It feels good,” said the relaxed Irishman, from Limerick, Ireland, at the final press conference for the big show Saturday night. “Satisfying after all these years. I worked hard especially the last two years, and I’m seeing the fruits of that now.”
Lightning keeps striking for Lee with the help of his powerful right hook from his southpaw stance. He has trailed on the scorecards, or been in close fights when suddenly that dynamite that he hides in his fist separates his opponent brain from consciousness. That was how he won the WBO Middleweight title left vacant by the man who he will face in the first defense of the belt this Saturday night in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, (31-0, 22 KOs). (more…)
He may not be a bluesman out of Texas, but Scotland’s Stevie Ray has seen his share of hard times on the road to Krakow, the site of his first UFC bout this Saturday against Marcin Bandel . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC Fight Night Krakow is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, April 11 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more
Caesars Palace will host the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s third annual induction dinner/ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8. The silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner ceremony starts at 7:00. Tickets for the induction dinner will be $300, $175 and $75 and are on sale now. A full weekend of activities are planned. An NVBHOF exhibit will be on display on Friday and Saturday at the property and welcoming party on Friday, August 7. (more…)
Manny Pacquiao intent on “sharing the word of God” after superfight with Floyd Mayweather.
Freddie Roach: Pacquiao vs. Mayweather is a battle of “good vs. evil”
Frankie Gavin says he’s got the skills to beat Kell Brook.
Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy is a fighter in and out of the ring.
Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions
Boxcino 2015 Heavyweight semifinals
Razvan Cojanu 255.7 vs. Donovan Dennis 224.2
Lenroy Thomas 235.9 vs. Andrey Fedosov 220.3
Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight semifinals
Vito Gasparyan 153.9 vs. Brandon Adams 155.5
Stanyslav Skorokhod 153.8 vs. John Thompson 154.8
Greg Jackson 147.4 vs. Curtis Morton 145.9
Ed “Tex” Fountain 239.4 vs. Jon Bolden 230
Eric Newell 266 vs. Brandon Spencer 298.8
Ricky Nuno 155 vs. Pat Kehoe 154.2
Mike Liberto 200.4 vs. Darnell Hayes 198.6
Venue: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Promoter: Banner Promotions
1st Bell: 7 PM ET
The May 7 edition of Golden Boy Promotions’ successful new series LA FIGHT CLUB will feature the undefeated Manuel “Tino” Avila (16-0, 7 KOs) from Fairfield, California facing off against Rolly Lunas (34-9-1, 20 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout at The Belasco Theater and televised live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
In the co-main event Mexicali, Mexico’s Diego De La Hoya (9-0, 6 KOs) will compete in an eight-round featherweight bout. Opening up the telecast, Los Angeles native, Oscar Negrete (8-0, 3KOs) will get in the ring for a six-round super bantamweight bout and Los Angeles fan favorite Nick Arce will be featured in a four round featherweight bout hoping to make air time. Also, Los Angeles rising stars, lightweight Jesus Delgado (4-0-1, 1 KO) and bantamweight newcomer Miguel Alcantara who will make his professional debut, will be featured in separate four-round fights.
By Bob Ryder
Ronnie Austion 143.6 vs Dedrick Bell 142.4
Vernon Paris 153.6 vs Bernardo Guereca 153.6
Ed Williams 148.6 vs Lionel Gimenez 148.6
Nick Givhan TBD vs Eric Palmer TBD
Ja’Rico O’Quinn 118.4 vs Hoy Mack 119
Demetrius Banks 200 vs Dan Kolbasowski 194.8
Robert O’Quinn 147.2 vs Jose Araguz TBD
David Mbah 217.8 vs Karinn Davis 207
Anthony Flagg 165.4 vs Josh Puchala 168.8
Venue: Masonic Temple
Promoter: AG Promotions (Antonio Gates)
Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas
Doors: 6:30 PM
First Bout: 7:30 PM
Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
As Saturday’s fight night rapidly approaches, fighters competing on Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBC night of fights held a final press conference Thursday at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. PBC on NBC main event bouts at Barclays Center feature undefeated superstar Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) facing Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) and the middleweight championship bout between “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) and undefeated Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs). The second installment of PBC on NBC begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Here are what the fighters had to say at Thursday’s press conference:
Danny Garcia: “I’ve been working on fighting hard, but also smart. I’m going to go in there and dictate the pace and I’m always looking for the knockout. If I can’t knock him out then I’ll be ready to go 12 rounds. It’s always hard making weight, but I’m on weight now. Right now I’m growing into my prime and my body is getting bigger and it’ll be time soon for me to go up in weight.”
Lamont Peterson: “Danny’s talk makes no difference to me. I think I’m even more confident than him and I’ll get the victory Saturday night and that will be that. I looked at a few of Danny’s fights but nothing really stood out to me. I know Danny is a counterpuncher, that’s what he does. We’ve come up with a game plan to stop that.
Andy Lee: “I’m eager to fight and ready to go. I’m feeling very dangerous right now. My ring generalship is one thing, but overall I feel like I have a good idea of what I want to do in the ring. Peter has an idea too, but it’s more moment to moment for him, which can be good as well, when you improvise. I’m more of a guy who will set you up and work to a plan.”
Peter Quillin: “Everyone tune in on April 11 because we’re going to do more than just try to take that belt, we’re going to take that belt because that’s what we do. Andy is the champion of the world but this is the second time I’ve been the challenger to a world champion. I’ve been here before. I know he’s a newly crowned champion so I have nothing bad to say about him.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo and Info: Damián Pellechia
Victor Emilio Ramírez 199 vs. Ola Afolabi 198.50
Jonathan Gastón 139.70 vs. Marcos Borda 137.60
Gabriel Durán 151.40 Gabriel Amarilla 150.40
Venue: Estadio Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, Benavidez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
TV: TyC Sports
Ola Afolabi: We just weighed in. Big Beef. Something shady about the gloves. They look like 8 oz, no padding at all. When we asked to wear the same pair he got mad and said no. Btw, he had 4 pairs of them. If there’s nothing wrong, let’s wear the same glove. Don’t matter, I’m gonna put hands on him no matter what I’m wearing.
Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime
Frank Galarza 154 vs. Sheldon Moore 153.25
Ievgen Khytrov 161.5 vs. Aaron Coley 160.5
Sergiy Derevyanchenko 163.25 vs. Alan Campa 165
Venue: Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Jessie Magdaleno and Oscar Valdez ready for fights in Laredo this Saturday on “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
World ranked Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas and two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico said they are ready for their bouts this Saturday night at the Laredo Energy Center that will be telecast nationally by Unimas in the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” series at 11:00 p.m. (East/Pacific). Magdaleno (20-0, 15 KOs) will take on John Mark Apolinario (18-5-3, 5 KOs) of the Philippines in the main event scheduled for eight rounds in the super bantamweight division.
“At this point in my career all my fights are very important and I know that I have to be at my best every time I step in the ring. I had an excellent training camp and I am ready to give the fans of Laredo a great fight,” said Magdaleno during the last press conference here in Laredo.
Valdez (15-0, 13 KOs) will take on the roughed Jose Ramirez (25-5-3, 15 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico in an eight round featherweight bout. “This is another test for me. I am fighting a tough and experience guy and I need to stay focus and do the thing that I work during my preparation for this fight. This my seventh fight in the state of Texas and I know I will the support of the fans on Saturday night,” said Valdez. (more…)
The newly formed Texas Boxing Hall of Fame has announced that Dallas boxing legend Dickie Cole will be the first to be enshrined into the organization. The 84-year old Cole will be honored in a ring ceremony during the April 18, HBO Boxing After Dark event at College Park Center, at the University of Texas at Arlington. (more…)
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