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Fight Week for the junior welterweight world title unification fight between undefeated world champions Terence “Bud” Crawford and “The Iceman” Viktor Postol — will begin in Los Angeles TODAY with a free outdoor public workout for fans at El Pueblo Historical Monument Kiosko located on Los Angeles’ famous Olvera Street from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. PT, before resuming in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 19. Adding to the festivities will be nationally-syndicated radio star Piolín, who will host the entire event.
Undefeated #1 featherweight contender and two-time Mexican Olympian Óscar Valdez, undefeated former interim world champion Jose Benavidez, Jr, and his opponent Francisco “Chia” Santana will show their skills in the ring begining at 2:00 p.m. PT and will meet and greet fans afterward. Also attending will be WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, Viktor Postol and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who will all be signing autographs and taking photos with the fans. (more…)
Unbeaten flyweight Muhammad Waseem (4-0, 3 KOs) of Pakistan completely dominated former world title challenger Jether Oliva (23-6-2, 11 KOs) of the Philippines on Sunday at the Millennium Seoul Hilton, Grand Ballroom Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. It was huge step up in class for Waseem ,where he nearly shut out Oliva over 12 rounds to claim the WBC “silver” title. The official judges scores were 120-112 twice and 119-113. It was recently announced that WBC flyweight champion Ramon Gonzalez is moving up to challenge WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras September 10th. This news is of major interest to Waseem’s promoter Andy Kim of AK Promotions. “Huge win today for Waseem. I am very proud and happy for him. We are a step closer to our goal of him becoming a world champion. We definitely want to be in that world title mix should Gonzalez vacate,” said Kim.
Photos courtesy Nikki Adler/SES Boxing
Former world title challenger and WBO #5 rated super middleweight Robin Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) pounded out a twelve round majority decision over WBA #12/WBO #14 rated Jürgen “Doberman” Doberstein (20-3-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Saarlandhalle in Saarbruecken, Germany. It was a close, fast-paced fight. In the most defining moment, Krasnigi badly staggered Doberstein in round eleven but the local favorite didn’t go down and battled hard until the end. Scores were 116-113, 116-111, 114-114. Krasniqi claimed Doerstein’s WBA super middleweight Intercontinental title and the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt with the win.
Robin Krasniqi: “It was mega-hard, great respect to my opponent Jürgen Doberstein. But, now I’m back!”
Jürgen Doberstein: “Congratulations to Robin Krasniqi. I’m disappointed! But, for this great fight I don’t want to say anything about my performance until we analyze the video.”
In the co-feature, unbeaten WBC female super middleweight champion Nikki Adler (15-0, 9 KOs) successfully defended her title against #4 rated Elene Sikmashvili (8-2, 4 KOs) with a ninth round KO. Adler’s right to Elene’s chin ended the fight. (more…)
By Doug Gibson
At the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah, Saturday night, Jose Haro, 13-1-1, West Jordan, Utah, won the American Boxing Association featherweight title with a fourth-round KO over Tijuana’s Sergio Najera. A body shot felled Najera for the count.
In the co-main event, local cruiserweight Jesse West, 8-1, scored his biggest win with a decisive 6 round decision over Anthony Johnson, 8-1, of San Jose, Calif.
In four-round bouts, welterweight Larry Gomez, 5-0, stopped LJ Shulz in round one; middleweights Tim Carroll and Enrique O’Jada, drew; welterweight Justin Morales stopped Gabe Pelayo in round two; and middleweights Michael Gomez and Robby Wyatt drew.
A trio of Allentown, Pa. boxers had successful scheduled four-round pro debuts with Juan Sanchez, 122 pounds, stopping Richard Morales in two, Martino Jules, 126 pounds, outpointing Javier Cepeda, and 130 pounder Hector Bayanilla stopping Jair Nava in round three.
Several hundred packed a ballroom at the Davis Conference Center. Imperial Promotions was the promoter.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
WBC female light flyweight champion Ibeth “Roca” Zamora (26-5, 11 KOs) stopped Keisher “Fire” McLeod (8-3, 1 KO) from Brooklyn, NY, in round seven to retain her title on Saturday night at the Palenque del Recinto Ferial in Metepec, Mexico.
In other action, lightweight Edgar “Chananon” Puerta (24-8-1, 19 KOs) ended a four-fight losing streak with an upset ten round majority decision over former WBA interim super featherweight champion Emanuel “Pollo” Lopez (20-6-1, 9 KOs).
Also, super featherweight Salvador Sanchez II (30-7-3, 18 KOs), nephew of Mexican boxing legend Salvador Sanchez, was KO’d in the first round by Gerardo Serrano (3-2, 1 KO). It was Sanchez first fight in over three years. photos
By Bob Ryder at ringside
Andy Ruiz Jr had too much in the way of speed and power for Josh Gormley in the main event of Salita Promotions’ Detroit Brawl on Saturday night scoring three knockdowns en route to a TKO 3 victory. Gormley (22-5, 21 KOs) was game and exchanged freely with the world ranked Ruiz (28-0, 19 KOs) but took lots of punishment causing referee Frank Garza to finally call a halt at 1:42 of the round.
Full report with photos to follow.
Photo: Bob Ryder
WBO interim super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt (29-1, 26 KOs) retained his belt with a fourth round KO over WBO #2 rated challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (61-3, 41 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Soraya Jimenez in Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico. In round four, Berchelt dropped Piriyapinyo with a left hand. Piriyapinyo beat the count, but Berchelt battered him to the deck again for the count. Time was 2:59.
In the co-feature, WBA female champion Anabel “La Avispa” Ortiz (22-3, 4 KOs) outpointed Kareli López (9-7-3, 2 KOs) over eight in a non-title bout. Scores were 77-75, 78-74, 78-74.
Former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) will take on David Emanuel Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) in a welterweight clash on Saturday, August 27 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The fight will headline a Spike TV telecast. The tripleheader also features all-action slugger Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-5, 20 KOs) taking on Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (33-8, 22 KOs) and 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (18-0, 9 KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line against Steve Martinez (16-2, 13 KOs).
Photos: Michael Der / Top Rank
Lightweight Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (22-0, 6 KOs) of Austin, Texas, remained unbeaten with a fifth round TKO over Hardy Paredes (18-13, 11 KOs) of Chile on Saturday night at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California. Paredes was credited with a knockdown in round two when he cuffed Ramos around the neck and threw him down. In round three, Paredes turned away after a headbutt and was promptly knocked down by Ramos. Ramos pummeled Paredes after that, and Paredes finally turned away in round five prompting a referee’s stoppage. Time was :58.
Unbeaten super middleweight Ulises Sierra (10-0-2, 6 KOs), of San Diego, needed just 28 seconds to demolish local favorite Jose Hernandez (12-2-1, 4 KOs) in a clash for the California State 168lb title. (more…)
By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions
Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) retained his title with an eighth round TKO over Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) on Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Wilder dropped Arreola in round four, then staggered him badly at the bell. Wilder apparently injured his right hand and used it sparingly after that. Wilder continued to punish Arreola with the left hand and had “The Nightmare” staggering back to his stool after round seven. Arreola’s corner finally stopped the beating at the conclusion of round eight. After the fight, Wilder said he broke his right hand and also suffered a torn right bicep. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
WBA super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority draw against Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. De Carolis bloodied Zeuge’s nose in round one, but it was an even fight midway, then the superbly conditioned De Carolis seemingly pulled away slightly. Zeuge injured his left shoulder at the end of round ten. De Carolis knew it and poured on the pressure in round eleven. Both gave it their all in round twelve. Scores were 114-114, 115-114 Zeuge, 115-115.
Former middleweight and super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) got back in the win column after losing his WBO title to Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez last April. “King Arthur” scored an eighth round TKO over little known Norwegian Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-2, 8 KOs). After rocking Lihaug in rounds five and seven, Abraham dropped Lihaug in round eight and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 1:09. Abraham claimed the vacant WBO International title.
WBO female super featherweight champion Ramona Kuehne (25-1, 10 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage of Ikram Kerwat (6-1, 5 KOs).
Middleweight Anthony Ogogo (11-0, 7 KOs) stopped journeyman Bronislav Kubin (19-21-12 KOs) in round two.
Photos: Sumio Yamada
WBA super bantamweight “super” champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) retained his title with a second round TKO over Jazza Dickens (22-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, Wales. After an uneventful round one, Rigondeaux connected with a big left hand that shattered Dickens’ jaw in round two. The fighters then went about two minutes without throwing a punch. The fight was stopped in Dickens’ corner after the round.
“I ripped his jaw out,” proclaimed Rigondeaux after the fight. “All those guys that want their jaws ripped out, I’m here! Not 100 of those guys add up to one of me. I want hard fights. People make it boring [against me] once they feel my power.”
Photos: Sumio Yamada
Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (31-0 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over 42-year-old former world champion Mzonke Fana (38-10, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, Wales. Southpaw Flanagan, making the third defense of his title, dropped Fana in round four, but then suffered a bad cut on his right cheek. Flanagan mostly had the upper hand, but was frustrated by Fana’s awkward style. Flanagan dropped Fana again in round twelve to punctuate the fight. Scores were 120-106 on all three cards.
Undefeated contender Casey ‘The Wizard’ Ramos feels that he is very close of accomplishing his goal of fighting for a world title and he knows what he has to do to make his dream come true. Tonight, Saturday, July 16, Ramos will risk his perfect record and world ranking in the main event of the ‘Solo Boxeo UniMas’ card that will take place at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.
Ramos (22-0, 5 KO’s) from Austin, Texas, will collide against Chile’s Hardy Paredes (18-13, 11 KO’s) in the fight that will be the principal attraction of the card that will be televised at 11 p.m. ET/PT on UniMas.
“I’ve always wanted the Green Belt, the WBC world title. I fight at 130 pounds and that is the world title I am going after,” said Ramos, who will face Paredes in a 10-round super featherweight bout. “On Saturday night we are fighting Hardy Parades who is tough with a lot of fights and experience. There’s always danger in a fight like this. But I feel good and strong going in. We have a game plan that we are going to follow,” added Ramos, who will be running as councilman in Austin, Texas. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
150,000 people invaded the city of Erie, PA area for the 10th annual “Roar at the Shore” Cycle rally. Professional boxing took center stage for several benefits on Saturday afternoon as Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Promotions put om an entertaining five bout card for the locals and bikers in town. The main event for the card titled “Rumble at the Roar” was a crossroads showdown between two fighters looking to turn their careers back on the right track. When The dust settled James “Thunder” Robinson (3-4-4, 1KO) and Justin “Baby Boy” Johnson (6-12-6). In the co-feature of the evening, undefeated bantamweight Rosalinda Rodriguez moved to 4-0, 1KO with a four round unanimous decision victory over Samantha Salazar (1-1, 1KO). (more…)
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: AK Promotions
Muhammed Waseem 112 vs. Jether Oliva 112 (first attempt was 113)
(Vacant WBC Silver Flyweight championship)
Lee Eun-Chang 160 vs. Maximus Nahak 158
(Vacant WBC Asia Silver Middleweight championship)
Lee Gyu-Won 153 vs. Kim Doo-Hyup 151.2 (6 rounds)
Jeon Gyu-Bum 147 vs. Keon Kyoung-Wook 147.5 (4 rounds)
Yoo Do-Il 135.7 vs. Lee Hyoung-Woon 136.7 (4 rounds)
Venue: Millennium Seoul Hilton, Grand Ballroom
Promoter : Andy Kim of AK Promotions
TV: Live on SBS Sports ( July 17, 2PM, GMT+9)
Super lightweight contender Adrian Granados’ (17-4-2, 12 KOs) will return to the ring tonight at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, against Ariel Vasquez (12-15-2, 8 KOs) of Nicaragua. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds at a contracted weight of 145 pounds. Granados’ career took a major turn for the best this past November when he upset previously unbeaten WBC #1 ranked super lightweight contender Amir Imam (17-1, 12 KOs) by eighth round KO. Although this fight is being fought at a catchweight, but Granados’ management made it quite clear that 140 is where he will pursue a world title. “Adrian scored a major upset vs Imam. There have been multiple fight offers at 147 that we as a team declined. Adrian, my new partners Union Boxing Management, and I all agreed that 140 is where he will pursue a world title. Adrian has earned and deserves that,” said Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat
WBC#15/WBA#11/IBF#7 Japanese flyweight champ Takuya Kogawa (27-4, 13 KOs), 112, kept his national belt as he had a tough time with the durability and determination of 37-year-old challenger Masafumi Otake (15-15-3, 7 KOs), 112, but pounded out a nearly shutout decision (100-90 twice and 99-91) over ten fast rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Otake fought well, showing his heart, but the champ displayed his trademark pit-a-pat combinations in his Slapsie Rosenbloom style regardless of effect and precision, steadily piling up points as usual. Otake occasionally scored with a few solid right counters to the face of the faster champ, but failed to follow it up and have the edge on the light-punching champ. After the fifth, the JBC announced the interim tallies due to the regulation: 50-45 twice and 49-46, all in favor of Kogawa, who went on to sweep the second half with his faster windmill attack. Kogawa had failed to win the world belt twice, losing to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in 2011 and to Sirichai Thaiyen in 2014—both in Thailand. He may need more power to win the belt abroad since it may be unlikely that he will have a third shot at the world throne here in Japan. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian amateur middleweight star Timophey Tszyu stops Duncan McDonald in round three on Saturday at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Timophey is the son of Boxing Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu.
Also see our interviews with Timophey Tszyu and his brother Nikita Tszyu, a world class amateur light welterweight. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez
Ibeth Zamora 108 vs. Keisher McLeod 106
(WBC female Light flyweight world title)
Edgar Puerta 137 vs. Emanuel López 135
Jesus Galicia 126 vs. Josue Veraza 127
Enrique Ángeles Jr 122 vs. Jonathan Lecona 122
Salvador Sánchez Jr. 130 vs. Gerardo Serrano 130
Venue: Palenque Recinto Ferial Metepec
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
Weights and Photos by Bradley Snyder/The Undercard
Andy Ruiz 253.3 vs. Josh Gormley 236.6
Giorgi Gelashvili 138.7 vs. Eric Hall 138.7
Demetrius Banks 202 vs. Eric George 199
Zach Shamoun 120.4 vs. Jose Elizondo 120.4
Sedar Hudayberdiyev 152 vs. Steven Andrade 147.4
Jarico O’Quinn 117.8 vs. Sergio Aguilar 119
Gheith Karim 147.9 vs. Dean Walsh Jr. 144.8
Detroit Brawl 3 is Saturday July 16 at the Masonic Temple 500 Temple St. Detroit Mi. Tickets start at $28 and are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Masonic Temple Box Office.
By Kurt Wolfheimer
Local welterweight sensation Stevie Weimer (12-0, 3 KOs) had a harder than expected time in catching his four round unanimous decision victory over rugged veteran Jose Valderrama (3-12-1, 2 KOs) in his homecoming. Weimer who received graduated from York College looked to impress in his return to the University. However, things weren’t as easy for the York graduate as Jose Valderrama caught him off balance with a combination and he was forced to take a knee in the opening round. Weimer calmed down in the second round and boxed his way to the unanimous decision victory by scores of 39-37 and 38-37 x 2. (more…)
By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney
In an exciting middleweight rematch, Chris Chatman (14-5-1, 5 KOs) defeated Thomas Falowo (14-4, 8 KOs) by split decision for the local USA New England title. This eight round bout was the main event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI, on a card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports.
Chatman danced throughout the fight, using his style to throw punches at angles from every direction. Falowo, who is known for superior condition and heavy volume of punches, was frustrated early as he was unable to score or keep Chatman at a distance. Chatman hurt the hometown opponent with a straight left hand to the head to close round two. Falowo found himself in unfamiliar territory on the ropes while Chatman never slowed down or allowed him to gain any momentum. An accidental headbutt slowed Falowo in round three and a left hook opened a cut over the right brow wide in the seventh.
In the eighth and final round, Chatman closed the show strong, seemingly having fun while landing shots both upstairs and down with hooks and straight lefts. The final scores were 78-74 (twice) for Chatman and 78-74 for Falowo. Chatman previously won a close decision over Falowo in 2013. (more…)
Photos: Scott Foster
In a clash between former world title challengers, Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz (23-4-1, 11 KOs) of Puerto Rico, successfully defended his WBO NABO super featherweight title with an impressive seventh round KO over Alejandro Valdez (26-7-2, 20 KOs) of Mexico on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. A good action fight ended in round seven when Cruz landed a hard uppercut to drop Valdez. Valdez beat the count, but Cruz then knocked him out cold with a devastating combination. Cruz was a member of the 2000 Puerto Rican Olympic team that also included Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon. He is currently rated #5 by the WBO.
Flyweight Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena (15-3, 6 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Jobert “Little Pac Man” Alvarez (15-2, 7 KOs). Cartagena knocked down Alvarez in round one, then jumped all over Alvarez prompting the referee to wave it off. Time was 1:07. (more…)
Photos: Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions
Unbeaten super lightweight contender Sergey Lipinets (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Walter Castillo (26-4-1, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. Lipinets was cut over the left eye in round four, but he rocked Castillo in round seven and got stoppage with a barrage of punches. Time was 2:45.
2012 Olympic Silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar (6-0, 6 KOs) annihilated Rafael “Dynamite” Vazquez (16-3, 13 KOs) in the first round of a featherweight fight. Nyambayar dropped Vazquez three times. The bout lasted 84 seconds.
It looked like it would be a short fight when unbeaten bantamweight prospect David Perez (7-0, 3 KOs) dropped Adan Ortiz (9-2, 8 KOs) in round one. Ortiz, however, survived the round and went the full six round distance. Perez won 60-53, 59-54, 58-55.
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Super featherweight Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado (24-7, 16 KOs) pulled out a split decision Friday night over Jayson Velez (23-3-1, 16 KOs) of Puerto Rico at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino Events Center in Indio, California. Velez used his reach in the opening round using the jab keeping Alvarado away. Keeping his distance in round two Velez pumped the jab as Alvarado worked his way in aggressively. In round three Velez continued to stick with the jab and box as Alvarado landed a short right. Swinging away wildly in round four Alvarado caught the taller Velez off balance.
At the halfway point in round five Velez and Alvarado fought on the inside. Past the halfway mark in round six Alvarado began to come on backing Velez. Trading away inside in round seven Velez abandoned his reach advantage as Alvarado got the better of the exchange. In round eight the Nicaraguan took it to Velez as Alvarado smothered and kept Velez at close range. Chasing away in round nine Alvarado displayed aggression as Velez kept his distance. The tenth and final round Alvarado came out strong connecting Velez with a left hook, the Puerto Rican stood at close range trading as both closed strong.
In the end the judges saw it 96-94, 96-94, 97-93 as Rene Alvarado pulls of a split decision. (more…)
Casey Ramos 134.6 vs. Hardy Paredes 139.4
Arnold Barboza 142.6 vs. John David Charles 142.0
Egis Kavaliauskas 146.6 vs. Jeremy Bryant 145.8
Maxim Dadashev 140 vs. Jason Gavins 140.2
Venue: Pioneer Club, Lancaster, CA
Promoter: Top Rank
The Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has notified representatives of WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) that “GGG” must, under the rules of the WBA, request special permission from the sanctioning body before getting into the ring with IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-0, 25 KOs), from Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, on September 10. The mandatory challenger for Golovkin’s 160-pound title is WBA World middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs), who hails from Brooklyn, New York, and has held that title since stopping Jarrod Fletcher in 2014.
WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza: “The Championships Committee and the Presidency have not agreed to sanction this bout as a title fight because Brook has never fought as a middleweight. The intent of the organization is to try to protect the integrity and health of the fighters. We do not oppose the fight, per se. But the rules of the organization stipulate that Golovkin and/or his representatives must request special permission in advance to fight Brook. Under the circumstances, if Golovkin were to lose to Kell Brook, the title would become vacant and would not end up in the hands of the British pugilist.”
The notification to request special permission was sent to the team of Gennady Golovkin because the WBA only learned of the completion of the GGG-Brook negotiations when the fight was announced at a press conference, prior to and without the approval of the Championships Committee.
By Robert Coster
Norberto Jimenez 116 vs. Renson Robles117
Alberto Puello 141 vs. Kelly Figueroa 142
Daniel Ramirez 126 vs. Luis Nino126
William Encarnacion 122 vs. Jose Luis Graterol 121.5
Ramses Payano 141 vs. Manuel Perez 138.5
Yonmar Medina 135 vs. Denilson Herrera 135
Date: July 16, 2016
Venue: Club El Million, Santo Domingo
Promoter: Shuan Boxing Promotions
By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale
James Robinson 152 vs. Justin Johnson 153
Rosalinda Rodriguez 118 vs. Samantha Salazar 117
Joshua Jones 137.5 vs. Ahmet Kayretli 137.5
Khali Thorn 160 vs. Zarief Brand 161
Nick Kisner 216 vs. Steve Tyner 210
Venue: Roar at the Shore – Main Stage
Promoter: Bizzarro Promotions
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
WBC super lightweight champion Viktor Postol was joined by Top Rank’s Carl Moretti and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in a roundtable with reporters. Here’s what he had to say in advance of his world title clash against WBO champion Terence Crawford on July 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
Since you’ve been working with Freddie, what’s been the biggest improvement in your game?
Every training camp that I’m here, I’m getting more serious. I’m getting more power, more speed, learning new combinations with Freddie. Overall, improving in every fashion.
You have mentioned that Matthysse is better than Crawford. Can you tell us why?
It is my subjective opinion, but it is my opinion from what I have seen and from the opposition that Matthysse has had before he fought me and the opposition that Crawford has had I think that Matthysse is a better fighter and more experienced fighter. (more…)
Photos: Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions
Deontay Wilder 226.2 vs. Chris Arreola 246.2
(WBC world heavyweight title)
Sammy Vasquez 146.8 vs. Felix Diaz 145.8
Erickson Lubin 155.8 vs. Ivan Montero 153.6
Jamal James 147 vs. Wale Omotoso 146
Vic Darchinyan 123 vs. Sergio Frias 121.2
Gerald Washington 243.8 vs. Ray Austin 270
Layla McCarter 142.6 vs. Melissa Hernandez 138.6
KeAndre Leatherwood 160.2 vs. Tyrone Selders 159.8
Kenneth McNeil 160.4 vs. Robert Burwell 159.4
Robert Alfonso-Acea 257.2 vs. Jamal Woods 233.8
Venue: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Promoter: DiBella Entertainent
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Miguel Berchelt 130 vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo 130
(WBO interim super featherweight title)
Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Kareli Lopez 108.5
Venue: Polideportivo Soraya Jimenez, Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico
TV: beIN Sports Espanol
By Bill Dwyre
Terence Crawford is in line to become boxing’s next celebrated debutant. All the things are in order for his coming-out party July 23rd in Las Vegas. It could be a ball.
He won’t be wearing a long gown. No corsage on his wrist. Just shorts and shoes and the tools of his trade, the boxing gloves with which he hopes to leave impressions on the face of Viktor Postol, and in the minds of a crowd of around 9,000 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
If boxing could produce a list of who is next, Crawford would certainly be high on it. The likes of Gennady Golovkin (Triple G), Canelo Alvarez and Andre Ward have all had their big moments and made their big impressions. No debutants there. They have been to big dances and now are maneuvering for the top of the heap in the sport. Nothing new about them. They have arrived and become gold-plated. Floyd Mayweather Jr., says he’s retired, and, surprisingly, he has remained that way. For now.
Manny Pacquiao said he was retired after the April victory over Tim Bradley. Few bought that, even with his impending Senator duties in the Philippines. The skeptics were right, as they usually are in boxing. Pacquiao announced this week that he will fight again, in either late October or mid-November. Suddenly, Terence Crawford’s debutante ball in Las Vegas is high on the list of sports’ big dances. That’s because, in all likelihood, the winner will get to go toe to toe with Pacquiao. (more…)
UniMas will air a Solo Boxeo card featuring unbeaten lightweight Casey Ramos (22-0, 5 KOs) of Austin, Texas, against Hardy Paredes (18-13, 11 KOs) of Chile in an eight round contest at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.
In the co-feature, unbeaten super middleweight Ulises Sierra (9-0-2, 5 KOs), of San Diego, meets local favorite Jose Hernandez (12-2-1, 4 KOs) in a scheduled eight round bout for the California State 168lb title.
Also seeing action, unbeaten welterweight Arnold Barboza Jr (12-0,4 KOs) of South El Monte, California, meets Jon David Charles (9-7, 1 KO) in a scheduled six, and unbeaten 2008 and 2012 Olympian welterweight Egidijus Kavaliauskas (13-0, 11 KOs) of Lithuania battles Paterson, New Jersey’s Jeremy Bryan (17-6, 7 KOs) in an eight rounder.
Maxim Dadashev (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Jason Gavino (3-2, 2 KOs) – super lightweight
Oscar Mendoza (1-0, 0KOs) vs. Francisco Muro (2-3, 0 KOs) – featherweight
Brian Gallegos (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. John Black (3-3, 2 KOs) – super featherweight
The weigh-in will take place at 3PM today at the Pioneer Events Center.
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