Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, ...

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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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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.

(more…)

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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