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After coming out flat footed and suffering a first round knockdown because of it, Carlos Carlson shifted into overdrive in rounds two and three to claim the vacant NABF 118-pound Championship Friday night from the sold-out Doubletree Ontario. (more…)
Unbeaten featherweight Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (18-0, 11 KOs) scored a hard-fought eight round unanimous decision over veteran Raul Hirales (22-6-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Silver Spurs Arena of the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. It looked like it might be a short night when Diaz dropped Hirales in round one, But Hirales forced Diaz to go the full eight. Scores were 80-71, 77-73, 79-72.
Unbeaten welterweight prospect Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodríguez (14-0, 10 KOs) had a tougher time than expected against journeyman Claudionel Lacerda (17-16-1, 12 KOs). Rodriguez recovered from a first round knockdown to win by scores of 78-72, 78-72, 77-73. Lacerda was deducted a point for holding.
In a shocker, Filipino featherweight John Gemino (15-7-1, 6 KOs) scores a first round KO over previously unbeaten Toka Kahn Clary (19-1, 13 KOs).
Unbeaten welterweight prospect Sammy Valentin (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Gledwin Ortiz (4-2, 3 KOs). After Valentin dropped Ortiz in round three, Ortiz was deemed unable to continue. Time was 2:29.
Unbeaten featherweight Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera (8-0, 5 KOs) was victorious when Raul Chirino (7-3, 3 KOs) didn’t come out for round three.
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated Travis Peterkin (16-1-1, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Kalajdzic dropped Peterkin twice in round five before the bout was stopped. Time was 1:32. Dominant performance for Kalajdzic.
In a clash of unbeaten junior lightweights, KO artist Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Wang Zhimin (7-0, 3 KOs). Baranchyk pressed the action and outworked Zhimin, but never came close to getting an early stoppage. Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.
In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Trey Lippe Morrison (12-0, 12 KOs), the son of the late former world heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, lived up to his dad’s legacy with a first round TKO over Roc Nation prospect Ed “Black Magic” Latimore (13-1, 7 KOs). Latimore had a good first minute, but was then dropped by a Morrison right hand. Morrison then dropped Latimore again with a left hand and got the stoppage after punishing Latimore further. Time was 2:19. (more…)
By Ricardo Ibarra
Mike Wilson 194.2 vs. Armando Ancona 194.4
Marcelino Pineda 144.3 vs. Gabriel Pineda 147.4
Enrique Gallegos 161 vs. Josh Solis 163.3
Victor Morales, Jr. 124.8 vs. Felipe Medina 124.9
Brandon Maddox 165 vs. Rafael Valencia 168
Rafael Busuioe 130 vs. Jose Cabrera, Jr. 129.1
Alberto Rivas 192.7 vs. Randy Rogers 193.5
Venue: Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Oregon
Promoter: White Delight Promotions
Donnie Nietes 112 vs. Edgar Sosa 111.5
Mark Magsayo 125 vs. Ramiro Robles 125.5
Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Ala Promotions
TV: beIN Sports Espanol (USA), Azteca 7 (Mexico)
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
Jhonny Gonzalez 130 vs Hirotsugu Yamamoto 130
WBC international silver super featherweight
Diego Cruz 140.9 vs Ivan Cano 139.9
Lourdes Juárez 109.1 vs Yesenia Gomez 108
Venue: Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancun
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29 rematch against former champ Wladimir Klitschko due to Fury being declared “medically unfit.” It’s the second time Fury has pulled out of the fight, the first time Fury cited an ankle injury. Fury missed the recent kickoff press conference announcing the fight, claiming his car broke down. Fury is also facing a UK anti-doping probe.
Team Fury Statement: It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that the World Heavyweight Championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled to take place on the 29th October 2016 at the Manchester Arena, will not be going ahead.
Tyson has, this week, been declared medically unfit to fight. Medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring. Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery. (more…)
WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla and multi-division champ Jorge Linares will put their belts on the line tomorrow night at the Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports and AWE TV.
Anthony Crolla: “I never stopped believing but it’s been a mad ride. If someone had said a few years ago that this night was going to happen, I might not have believed them, it’s a ride I’ve enjoyed every minute of.
“I have to pull out another career-best performance again. Anything less is not going to be enough. He’s the best fighter that I’ve shared the ring with and you only have to look at his record to know the level he’s operated at for a long time and see how big a task it is. I bring something different to the table that he’s seen before and I believe I’ll have too much for him. (more…)
Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing
WBA lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) both made weight for their world title clash on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Crolla weighed in at 134.3 lbs., while Linares was 134.2 lbs. The bout will be televised by Sky Sports in the UK, and AWE in the USA. The Crolla-Linares winner must face current WBC champion Dejann Zlaticanin next.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former WBA/ IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com® about the upcoming Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green mega fight in Australia later in 2016. Geale says Green should be too strong for “The Man” in a bout that will not be attractive because both boxers are past their best. In 2006, Mundine clearly defeated Green in a super middleweight fight that had over a 30,000 live gate in Sydney. No date or venue yet, but they have agreed to fight at 83kg (183lbs). There is a strong rumour that the fight will land in Melbourne.
Travis Peterkin 175 vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic 175.5
Ivan Baranchyk 139.75 vs. Zhimin Wang 139.5
Trey Lippe Morrison 221.5 vs. Ed Latimore 219
Ivan Golub 146.5 vs. James Stevenson 146
Venue: Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma
Promoter: Tony Holden
Christopher Diaz 126 vs. Raul Hirales 125.6
Julian Rodriguez 143.8 vs. Claudinei Lacerda 144
Toka Kahn Clary 127.4 vs. Jhon Gemino 126.6
Sammy Valentin 146 vs. Gledwin Ortiz 147.7
Jean Carlos Rivera 129.6 vs. Raul Chirino 130.6
Nestor Bravo 134.8 vs. Sergio Gomez 134.6
Jonathan Irizarry 131.2 vs. Tomas Nolasco 130.2
Venue: Osceola Heritage Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: Top Rank
Carlos Carlson 117.4 vs. Alex Rangel 117.3
Erick Ituarte 127.8 vs. Alberto Mora 128.2
Manuel Mendez 138 vs. Erick Martinez 137.5
Ruben Villa 125.2 vs. Jose Mora 122.3
Danny Andujo 115.3 vs. Cesar Guzman 114.4
Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing
IBF female featherweight champion Jennifer Han of El Paso will defend her world title against mandatory challenger, Lilian Martinez, of the Dominican Republic, on Saturday, October 15th, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.
For Han, it will be the second defense of her title. She last defended it successfully on April 29, 2016 at the Southwestern University Ballpark, where she drew over 5,000 fans. For Han, it’s back to business and making El Paso fight fans proud. (more…)
Young undefeated light heavyweight Anthony Sims Jr. of Indianapolis has signed a promotional contract with world-renowned Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King. The 21-year-old Sims has a professional record of 12-0 record with 11 knockouts. He’s a former #1-ranked United States amateur and earned a bronze medal at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials at the age of 17, becoming the youngest U.S. light heavyweight in the history of USA boxing to capture a medal at the Olympic Trials.
“I’m excited to sign with the legendary Don King, a true icon and a trailblazer who has promoted dozens of the biggest stars in boxing over the last 50 years, set box office and pay-per-view records, and promoted fights all over the world, including some of the most memorable fights of all time,” Sims said. “I believe Don is perfectly suited to guide my career and give me the opportunities and platform to become a world champion and realize my dreams. I can’t wait to fight under the DKP banner.” (more…)
Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) will return to the United States on November 19 to face light heavyweight prospect and NABF Light Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs). This will be a ten round bout and part of the Kovalev vs. Ward “Pound for Pound” pay-per-view telecast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout will be presented by Main Events in association with Top Rank. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
By Ricardo Ibarra
This Saturday night at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point, Oregon, homegrown cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (14-0, 9 KOs) will look to add another win to his unblemished record, taking on Ohio’s Armando Ancona (8-4-2, 5 KO’s) in the main event of White Delight Promotions’ “Rogue Valley Rumble 5”
Wilson was originally scheduled to take on journeyman Damon Reed, but after the state commission rejected Reed as an opponent, Ancona Stepped in to take his place.
“I thought Damon Reed was going to be a good test,” said Wilson. “He’s been in there with the best and we were looking forward to seeing how we matched up to him, but that’s just the way it goes. Now we have Ancona and he’s a solid opponent. He’s fought some tough guys, and he’s a left hander with a good jab and knows how to move around the ring. He’s a well rounded guy. I’m looking forward to seeing what he brings to the table.” (more…)
Photo: Lawrence Lustig
WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla and multi-division champ Jorge Linares faced off at the final press conference in Manchester, UK, for their WBA and WBC Diamond lightweight world title clash at the Manchester Arena on Saturday.
Anthony Crolla: Saturday night beating Jorge will turn me into a superstar. When the bell goes, those belts will be staying in Manchester!
Jorge Linares: “Ismael Barroso is a very good fighter but he made a big mistake in the fight. He came out too strong and too fast and too aggressive, trying to KO Anthony, and when you are at this level, you cannot go looking for the KO because when you do that, you end up receiving the KO, and that’s what happened.
“Anthony worked to fight for 12 rounds but Ismael didn’t. He came rushing out and Anthony absorbed the early attack and imposed himself on Ismael and won the fight in style. The difference is that I prepare to go the distance and that’s what you need to do at this level. (more…)
Former world champion Paul Butler (21-1 12 KOs) makes his return to the ring when he fights over ten rounds on October 22, live on BoxNation.
“Just being around the lads in the gym and seeing the big fights that they’re involved in is good to be around and it gives you a real push. I’ve known most of the guys in the gym since I was an amateur. Working alongside them and watching them train is good, you pick up new things such as different shot selections every day.
“It has been a frustrating few months for me but that’s boxing for you. I’m buzzing to get back out and I can’t wait to get back in there and put a show on and push on towards another world title at bantamweight. I believe all of the Bantamweight world title holders are there for the beating; especially Haskins.
“I’m just eager to get out there, get a win and push on for another world title. I’d box for a world title on the 22nd October if I was given the opportunity. I don’t get ring rust or anything like that. I believe I’ll have one or two fights and then I’ll be back in there for a world title fight.”
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBF #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) has responded to comments made by Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs) prior to their showdown on October 1 at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, New Zealand. Dimitrenko stated that in his opinion Carlos Takam defeated Parker earlier in their IBF elimination contest last May. “If the fight was in France then the fight would have gone to Takam,” said the 6’7 Ukrainian.
Parker’s response? “The Takam fight was a hard fight, it was a close fight. But our team knew that we won. For him to say that, I don’t like it. With boxing, people should respect each other. He didn’t say that to my face, maybe saying it gives confidence to himself. I will tell him to be more respectful and to respect me in my country.”
Parker is coming off a four round stoppage of Solomon Haumono in July and Dimitrenko is coming off an eight round decision victory over Drazan Janjanin in Germany last January.
WBA #3 rated lightweight contender Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, N.J. and NABA lightweight beltholder Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia, hosted a media workout in Los Angeles Wednesday, ahead of their WBA lightweight world title eliminator on September 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
Michael Perez: “I’ve been training with Robert Garcia for two and a half years now, and I’ve seen the results. Under his guidance, I have been able to win the NABO Lightweight Title, and now we get to work hard for the WBA title eliminator. This is a huge fight, and both my opponent and I are going in heavy, I’ve got to win — and my training with Garcia is a reflection of that. I’m stronger and more confident, now more than ever.”
Petr Petrov: “This is one of the best camps I’ve had in my career. I started with part of my training camp in Madrid with my brother Vlad and out here the last two months with my trainer Danny Zamora and my strength trainer Jerry Arios helping me prepare for this fight. I’ve been feeling very strong. It’s been easy for me to make my weight, and my body has been good at this weight class.”
By Ron Jackson
Well known Eastern Cape trainer Balekile Sam died after a short illness in Mdantasne near East London last Friday. He was 77. Sam began training young fighters at the Modern Boys Club in the 1970s. Amongst the boxers he trained was the first South African female fighter to win a “world” title Noni Tenge, who won the IBF junior welterweight belt and later captured the WBF junior middleweight belt. He was buried in Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape last Saturday.
WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, WBO featherweight champion “scar Valdez, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming will be featured support bouts on the November 5 PPV event headlined by the WBO welterweight world title fight between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) will be defending his world title belt against #1 contender and mandatory challenger Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs). Valdez (21-0, 18 KOs) will be making his first title defense against #1 contender and mandatory challenger Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KOs). Zou (8-1, 2 KOs) will battle Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym (39-1-2, 24 KOs) in a 12-round flyweight rematch between the two top-three world-rated contenders.
The fights will be officially announced next week by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum at a press conference in Los Angeles next Tuesday.
The kick-off press conference took place Wednesday for the November 12 European light heavyweight title clash between reigning champion Mehdi Amar and Robert Stieglitz at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Two-time world super middleweight champion Stieglitz is moving to light heavyweight and will immediately challenge for the Euro title. MDR will televise the fight live in Germany.
Robert Stieglitz: “I’m excited because I haven’t had this title. Of course, it’s an advantage for me to box at home and I hope for the support of the Magdeburg boxing fans. At super middleweight I was long tormented with making weight. Now I have no problem and I’m always in a good mood. I want to win this fight to bring the European light heavyweight title back to Germany. I still lack the European championship belt in my collection.”
Mehdi Amar: “I know Robert Stieglitz very well. He’s a high quality opponent. I respect him, but I’m going to win and keep the title. My battle cry is ‘Victory or Death.'” (more…)
Boxing superstar Adrien Broner will not be prosecuted for allegedly pulling a gun on a man and violently robbing him earlier this year … TMZ Sports has confirmed … Broner was charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery after allegedly getting into a fight over a bet at a Cincinnati bowling alley back in January. A jury trial was scheduled to begin Wednesday, but according to a Hamilton County court clerk, the prosecutor’s witness was a no-show … so the judge dropped the charges. Broner was present in court with his lawyer.
It seems like AB is completely off the hook in this case — the alleged victim dropped his civil suit against him a few months ago. A rep for the boxer tells us, “We are happy that the charges were dropped. It was a major setback, but we’re glad we can move on from this and focus on getting AB back in the ring.”
Denis Lebedev will defend his WBA Super World and IBF World cruiserweight titles over a scheduled 12 rounds against Murat Gassiev in Moscow (the exact venue to be determined) on Saturday, December 3.
The 37-year-old Russian champ is a 15-year pro, though out of the ring from ’05 to ’07 (29-2, 22 KOs), who won the interim WBA World cruiserweight title in November 2011 by beating James Toney via unanimous decision. The southpaw was upgraded to “regular” championship status in October 2012. He lost the title in May 2013, kayoed by Guillermo Jones in the 11th, but was awarded the belt after Jones was stripped five months later. Upon stopping Victor Emilio Ramirez by second-round TKO this May, Lebedev was declared “super” champion, gaining the IBF strap at the same time. (more…)
Trey Lippe Morrison is 11-0 with 11 knockouts. He is the son of the late former world heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison and is trained by Freddie Roach at Wild Card Gym. This Friday, the 26-year-old Morrison makes his television debut when he faces fellow unbeaten and Roc Nation prospect Ed Latimore (13-0, 7 KOs) on Showtime’s ShoBox quadrupleheader from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
“He inherited his father’s punch,” said Roach. “He’s a big puncher. He’s learned how to box and is getting better every day. He tries hard. I like the way he’s progressing. He holds his own with some of the veteran guys here at the gym and is doing very well. (more…)
DiBella Entertainment (DBE) has added undefeated light heavyweight prospect Joseph Williams (10-0, 7 KOs), of Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, to its stable of boxers. “Having seen Williams fight a few times, I am very impressed,” said promoter Lou DiBella. “He is a big, strong kid and has tremendous power in both hands. He is managed by my good friend David McWater and we feel that Joseph has the potential to do big things in his career.”
The signing of Williams adds to a formidable roster of light heavyweights for DBE, which includes Edwin Rodriguez (28-2, 19 KOs), Cedric Agnew (28-2, 14 KOs), Radivoje Kalajdzic (21-1, 14 KOs), Mike Lee (17-0, 10 KOs), Luis Garcia (14-0, 11 KOs), Lenin Castillo (15-0-1, 10 KOs) and Travis Peterkin (16-0-1, 7 KOs).
Streaking junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, and Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, will meet in a scheduled eight-round contest Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. The Farmer-Rizo bout is a major added attraction to the card which already features junior middleweight Tyrone Brunson, of North Philadelphia, against Ismael “Tito” Garcia, of Vineland, NJ, in an eight-round match.
Farmer, 26, is riding a 15-fight win streak and he is the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) champ at 130 pounds. He is coming off the best performance of his career, a 10-round whitewashing of highly touted lightweight Ivan Redkach, of Los Angeles, CA, on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (more…)
Ricky Hatton has backed WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla to triumph his world title clash with Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Hatton will be at ringside for the fight in the same arena where he won his first world title against Kostya Tszyu a decade ago. “Where Anthony has come from is a great example,” said Hatton. “It’s not where you start in boxing, it’s where you finish. He lost a six rounder early in his career and to Derry Mathews later on, everyone wrote him off and to achieve what he has is a test of his character. I’m very proud of him. (more…)
Erik Skoglund’s WBA International Light Heavyweight title fight with Timy Shala on October 28 at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden has been postponed.
‘’Sadly the fight between Erik Skoglund and Timy Shala has been postponed due to a failed application with the Kampsportsdelegationen (Swedish Martial Arts Delegation),’’ said promoter Nisse Sauerland.
‘’Obviously we are disappointed, but laws are laws and we have to be respectful of the Swedish laws when it comes to boxing. There was a mix up with the application, which meant it was submitted too late, and we will now be addressing this issue to see how it happened, and to ensure it never happens again.
‘’Unfortunately this means we will have to postpone our scheduled event on October 28 at Rosvalla Arena, but we will announce a new date shortly.’’
A new date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. Alternatively fans should contact Biljettforum to receive a full refund.
Photo: Zanfer Promotions
Former unified world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (33-2, 24 KOs) announced at a press conference that he will return to the ring on October 8 in at the Francisco León García Baseball Stadium in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. Estrada said he is fully recovered from the injury to his right hand that sidelined him for over a year and he’s ready to face Filipino Raymond Tabugon (18-5-1, 8 KOs) in a ten round clash at super flyweight.
Estrada acknowledged that he has renounced both the WBA and WBO flyweight titles and in 2017 will be looking to land fights with super flyweight world champions Román “Chocolatito” González, Naoya Inoue and Nica Concepcion.
Photo: Mark Robinson Photography/Matchroom Boxing
WBC lightweight champion in recess Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) has promised to bring war against reigning WBA lightweight king Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) at the Manchester Arena on Saturday. Last time he fight in the UK, Linares stopped fan favorite Kevin Mitchell in round ten at the O2 Arena in London in May 2015. Linares will challenge for Crolla’s WBA belt with a ceremonial WBC diamond belt also on the line. The winner must face WBC interim champion Dejan Zlaticanin.
“I’m excited to be here,” said Linares. “Believe it or not, I feel like I’m at home because the fans received me well. We’ve been here before, on a similar stage, when we fought Kevin Mitchell. Manchester is different, but the love and respect I’m getting is admirable. (more…)
A WBO heavyweight final eliminator is off between WBO #3 Andy Ruiz and WBO #5 heavyweight Hughey Fury slated for October 29 on the Fury-Klitschko undercard in Manchester, England. Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren announced the fight in his weekly Daily Star column on September 3. However, today Fury’s father and trainer Peter Fury tweeted: