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WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Parker: I’m faster than Ruiz

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#1 heavyweight Joseph Parker has responded to his trainer Kevin Barry comments when he said that WBO#3 Andy Ruiz had the faster hands of the two heavyweight contenders and is looking forward to the December 10 showdown for the vacant WBO heavyweight championship at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

“I respect Kevin and his opinion and Andy does have fast hands but I believe I’m faster, so I’ll prove Kevin wrong on fight night that I’m the faster fighter,” Parker said.

“Kevin did say that Andy was the favourite but he didn’t say that I was going to lose. This is my time.

“I know he (Ruiz) has prepared well for this fight and that he’s taking this very seriously but the fight is going to be held here at home and I’m going to be ready for it. I’m excited, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Parker is a 4-1 favourite by betting agencies

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO#1 heavyweight Joseph Parker has responded to his trainer Kevin Barry comments when …


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Saunders a 50:1 favorite over Akavov

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders’ first title defense against Artur Akavov this Saturday at the Paisley Lagoon Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) is a 50:1 favorite over Akavov (16-1, 7 KOs), who is rated WBO #10. The pair were originally scheduled to meet at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff this last Saturday, but problems with the translation of paperwork supplied by the Russian’s team have forced a delay. Saunders claimed that after beating Akavov he’s moving on to “a blockbuster fight in 2017.”

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders’ first title defense against Artur Akavov this Saturday at the Paisley Lagoon Centre in …



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Sonsona vows to make big comeback

Former WBC International Silver super featherweight champion Eden “Mr. Showboat” Sonsona of General Santos City said that he is tired of a “bum life” and vowed to make a big comeback on December 4 in the double main header “Brawl at the Mall: Return of the Gensan’s Finest” at the Robinson’s place in General Santos City.

Sonsona (34-6-2-12 KOs) has been training since the first week of October at the Sanman Gym in Gensan for his comeback fight against current Mindanao Professional Boxing Association (Minproba) featherweight champion Jaime Barcelona of Bukidnon. (more…)

Former WBC International Silver super featherweight champion Eden “Mr. Showboat” Sonsona of General Santos City said that he is tired …


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Nieves targets Warren for all-Ohio clash

Cleveland, Ohio-based bantamweight Antonio “Carita” Nieves stayed busy and kept himself in line for a cross-state showdown with Cincinnati-based WBA Bantamweight Champion Rau’shee Warren by stopping Hungary’s Szilveszter Ajtai with a single body shot. Fighting at the Firebird Athletic Center in Bedford, Ohio, WBO #5-rated Nieves (17-0-2, 9 KOs) planted a single left hook to the Hungarian’s body at :46 seconds of round two to earn his 17th professional victory.

The impressive victory keeps alive Nieves’ dream of facing cross-state rival Warren in an all-Ohio bantamweight championship fight. (more…)

Cleveland, Ohio-based bantamweight Antonio “Carita” Nieves stayed busy and kept himself in line for a cross-state showdown with Cincinnati-based WBA …




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Kahn-Clary, Vincent set for homecoming

Female bantamweight Shelly Vincent returns to Providence, R.I., for the first time in more than a year when she battles Marquita Lee in an eight-round bout on Friday in CES Boxing’s season finale at Twin River Casino. Vincent, a New London, Conn., native who now lives and trains in Providence, hopes to rebound from her loss to longtime foe Heather Hardy in August. The Vincent-Lee bout is one of nine on Friday’s card, which also features the Rhode Island homecoming of super featherweight Toka Kahn-Clary.

Female bantamweight Shelly Vincent returns to Providence, R.I., for the first time in more than a year when she battles …


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Gassiev: Lebedev was in a lot of wars…it’s my time now

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I don’t think his age (Lebedev is 37, Gassiev is 23) will be the decisive factor, because Denis has a lot of experience, a lot of tough fights, wars inside the ring. But it’s also not too early for me. I prepared myself for this fight for the last five years. This is my dream to be champion…now I’m here,” proclaimed Warriors Boxing cruiserweight Murat Gassiev (23-0, 17 KO), who on Saturday at the MegaSport Arena in Moscow will try to dethrone WBA/IBF cruiserweight champion and his Russian countryman Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO).

In another world title fight, IBF jr welterweight champion Eduard Troyanovsky (25-0, 22 KO) faces Julius Indongo (20-0, 10 KO) and top cruiserweights Dmitry Kudryashov and Rakhim Chakhiyev, promoted by Andrey Ryabinskiy “World of Boxing,” compete in separate bouts.

By Przemek Garczarczyk “I don’t think his age (Lebedev is 37, Gassiev is 23) will be the decisive factor, because …


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Iconic Ali-Liston photo on the auction block

By TMZSports.com

Now’s your chance to own one of the most iconic images in sports history … if you have more than half a MILLION dollars layin’ around.

Muhammad Ali’s iconic knockout picture from the 1965 Sonny Liston rematch — the original print taken by famed photog Neil Leifer — is hitting the auction block this weekend. The starting bid is $160,000 … but the folks at Guernsey’s Auction expect the winning bid could reach $600k.

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We can’t overstate the significance … the punch that felled Liston is LEGENDARY (and controversial … “phantom punch”) and conventional wisdom is that it’s the moment that launched Ali – Guernsey’s Auction

The photo comes with a handwritten message from Ali — who was Cassius Clay at the time — to Leifer, as well as the original press credentials from the event. The live auction will go down this Saturday at NYC’s Bohemian National Hall. Bids can also be placed online. Happy bidding!

By TMZSports.com Now’s your chance to own one of the most iconic images in sports history … if you have …


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Pulev predicts strong and spectacular victory

Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) has predicted a strong and spectacular victory for Bulgaria when he faces former world champion Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) in his long awaited homecoming fight on Saturday in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The current European Champion has completed his preparations in Berlin, and will fly home to Bulgaria later today ahead of his WBA Intercontinental title challenge, which will take place in front of 15,000 fans at the Arena Armeec. Pulev says he is pleased with his preparations, and is eager to inspire a new generation of Bulgarian boxers when he steps through the ropes on Saturday night. “My only prediction is a strong and spectacular victory for Bulgaria!” stated Pulev.

Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) has predicted a strong and spectacular victory for Bulgaria when he faces former …



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Former WBA champ Petalcorin returns Sunday

By Raymond Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (24-2-1, 18 KOs) will return to action against Arnold Garde (7-3-2, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds on Sunday at the Robinson Mail Atrium in General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines with the IBF Pan Pacific title up for grabs.

“The former world champion will be removed very soon. I will be world champion again in 2017,” said Petalcorin. ” My promoters are Sandman Jim Managquil and Peter Maniatis Events. I would like to thank Peter Maniatis and Jim Managquil for all the support through ups and downs and also for giving me another opportunity. Hopefully it’s all the way up now. I want IBF world champion Akira Yaegashi next!”

“This is the first step for Randy fighting for a IBF world title and I would like to thank the IBF’s Mr. Lindsey Tucker and Mr. Daryl Peoples and Ben Keilty for making it happen,” said Peter Maniatis.

By Raymond Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (24-2-1, 18 KOs) will return …


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Mizuno finishes Indonesian champ Fauzan; Hatanaka’s son Kento makes a pro debut

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Upcoming hard-puncher Takuya Mizuno (10-1-1, 10 KOs), 123.25, decked an important victory when he finally caught up with Indonesian super-bantam champ Jundullah M. Fauzan (7-2-1, 1 KO), 122, and sunk him for the count at 2:56 of the fifth round in a scheduled eight on Sunday in Kariya, Japan. The JBC#15 prospect Mizuno positively attacked the Indonesian champ from the outset, but Fauzan showed his good footwork to avert his punches and tried to counter the willing mixer. Mizuno, 21, sustained a cut caused by an accidental butt, but he eventually connected with a solid right following an effective combination in the fifth round. Down went Fauzan. He barely stood up but was duly counted out by the third man as he wasn’t ready to resume fighting. Mizuno scored all wins by knockouts or stoppages to show his good power. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Upcoming hard-puncher Takuya Mizuno (10-1-1, 10 KOs), 123.25, decked an important victory when …


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Two Nations One Dream – Boxing Without Borders

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By Boxing Bob Newman

The WBC has embarked on yet another humanitarian program which has come to fruition during the last three months. 2 Nations – 1 Dream involves children (ages 9-12) and teens (13-17) from Chicago, USA, Acapulco and Mexico City, Mexico, uniting them in physical, emotional and social endeavors of self improvement.

Back in August, a formal agreement was signed between the Mexican Foreign Ministry (through it’s General Counsel and the Institute of Mexicans Abroad) and the WBC to launch the “Boxing Without Frontiers: 2 Nations-1 Dream” program. The program includes training clinics, motivational speeches, psychological/emotional treatment, boxing exhibitions, meet and greet sessions with champions and social work. The event was attended by World Boxing Council President, Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman, General Strategy Director of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad Pablo Vazquez, representatives of Mexico City and Acapulco governments, plus former WBC lightweight champion David Diaz, WBC International Champion Fres Oqeundo, as well as former WBC International champions Andrzej Fonfara and Brooke Dierdorf (all Chicago area residents). (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman The WBC has embarked on yet another humanitarian program which has come to fruition during the …


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New opponent for Jose Ramirez

On Friday night, unbeaten 2012 Olympian Jose Ramirez will continue his ‘Fight For Water,’ but he will do it against a different opponent. Ramirez was supposed to face Gabriel ‘Tito’ Bracero in the main event of the December 2nd ‘Solo Boxeo’ card, but seven days out Bracero has pulled out of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas championship event. Ramirez (18-0, 13 KOs) from Fresno, California, will now battle and defend his WBC Continental Americas title against Issouf “Volcano” Kinda (18-3, 7 KOs) of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in the main event of the card that will take place in front of a full house at the Save Mart Center Arena in Fresno.

“I didn’t know things like this happened in the pros, I saw it in the amateurs but not in the pros. But I have been working really hard, and I’m ready for whoever is on the opposite side of the ring,” said Ramirez after finding out of the change in opponent. (more…)

On Friday night, unbeaten 2012 Olympian Jose Ramirez will continue his ‘Fight For Water,’ but he will do it against …



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The 12th Round: Judging – the Eternal Black Eye in Boxing

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

Boxing is a sport which suffers from constant criticism and it is because of its nature of officiating. Very few sports have a scoring system based on appreciation. There are no goals, no points, no runs, so it comes down to what the judge sees, evaluates and records on the scorecard. There have been many scoring systems working in the world and today’s 10-point must system seems to be the best option of them all, however it’s not used to its fullest potential. 94% of the rounds are scored 10-9 and it could be used to bring much more clear results if it was used as designed 40 years ago.

I firmly believe that most if not all ring officials are honorable and decent, I reject any claim of fraud or corruption in scoring of fights. However, I believe judges must be accountable for their performance. There might be incompetence or a “bad night” or judges appointed to the wrong fights due to several matters but this, after all, becomes the problem we face in boxing.

The solution is not easy, but there are so many things that could be done to attend the major problem in our sport. The problem relies on the rejection by boxing authorities to implement changes, to try new things, to aggressively look for options to resolve the problem. Following I will describe several actions that have to do with officiating, these initiatives have been successful and are tools to resolve the problem, but local boxing commissions from some countries or some states in the USA, do not accept to adopt or to even try. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son Boxing is a sport which suffers from constant criticism and it …


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Lebedev vs. Gassiev: 50/50 in Moscow

By Przemek Garczarczyk

More than 50 reporters, various televisions crews and a “Who’s Who in the cruiserweight division – this was the scene Monday at the Renaissance Monarch Hotel in Moscow at the final press conference before Saturday’s cruiserweight world title clash. WBA/IBF champion Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO), who will defend his belts versus fourteen years younger Murat Gassiev (23-0, 17 KO) in a highly anticipated bout, downplayed the whole time for the new generation narrative.

Denis Lebedev: “Maybe I’m 37… but only on my passport. I feel like a 27-year-old. This is a 50/50 fight. Age will not decide our bout on Saturday.”

Murat Gassiev: “His experience will not give him a title, and my youth will not be a problem. I worked for this chance for 5 years. The ring will give us the answer.”

More interviews and phostos…

By Przemek Garczarczyk More than 50 reporters, various televisions crews and a “Who’s Who in the cruiserweight division – this …


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New foe for Wallin, fight moved to Bulgaria

Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (16-0, 11 KOs) must meet a new opponent in a new country after Eugene Hill was forced to withdraw from their scheduled contest on December 9 at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden. Hill was unable to travel to Sweden due to unpaid child support, and although a replacement had been found, strict regulations imposed by the Swedish Martial Arts Delegation, meant there was not enough time for a new opponent to be approved.

Instead, Wallin will face Raphael Zumbano Love (39-13-1, 32 KOs) a week earlier on December 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He will be fighting in front 15,000 fans at the Arena Armeec on the undercard of the WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title clash between European Champion Kubrat Pulev and former World Champion Samuel Peter.

“Of course, I’m disappointed to not be able to fight at home, but unfortunately with the political situation in Sweden, that was not possible,” said Wallin.

Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (16-0, 11 KOs) must meet a new opponent in a new country after Eugene Hill was …


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Leo Santa Cruz Looks to Even the Score with Carl Frampton

By Miguel Maravilla

Former three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico will get his shot at redemption as he will take on undefeated featherweight world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) of Belfast, Ireland in a rematch on Saturday January 28th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas live on Showtime.

“I feel great and happy that I am getting the rematch,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com “After the fight I was so pumped. I wanted the rematch. I know I didn’t do what I was supposed to in that fight. We did not stick to our strategy,” Santa Cruz added.

It was last summer as Santa Cruz and Frampton clashed in what was a battle between two undefeated featherweights at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In a fight that saw both go toe to toe for twelve rounds in a Fight of the Year candidate as Frampton pulled away with a unanimous decision, handing Leo Santa Cruz his first professional defeat.

“I take nothing away from Frampton he is a great fighter he came in like I expected. A quick slick boxer that moves, he countered punched really good and did what he had to do but if I would have came in with a great plan it would have been a different fight. It was his night,” Santa Cruz said. “At the end of the fight I went to the corner and my corner said I won the fight. It was a really close fight, it could have gone either way but since I am the champion, I thought they would give it to me,” Santa Cruz added. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Former three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by …



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Barry: Ruiz is the favorite to defeat Parker

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Many international sportsbooks have WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker a 4:1 favorite to defeat WBO #3 Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO heavyweight championship when they clash over twelve rounds on December 10 at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. However, Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry sees his man as the underdog in the fight.

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Photo: Dave Cameron

“The Ruiz fight for us is the end of a four-year apprenticeship,” said Barry. “Joe has developed, got bigger, he’s got better, his skills have improved, he’s collected eight belts in three years. Everything has prepared us for this moment.

“Andy Ruiz is an eight year professional. He’s never been hurt. Never been beaten. Never been down. Andy Ruiz is a guy we have huge respect for. We have studied and prepared for a fighter that brings more pressure than anyone we have seen in Joe’s career. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Many international sportsbooks have WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker a 4:1 favorite to …


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Flanagan-Cruz undercard results

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

In other notable action on Saturday’s card at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, lightweight Craig Evans (16-1-2, 3 KOs) seized the European 135lb title with a majority decision over former Olympian Tom Stalker (11-2-3, 2 KOs). It was the third fight between the two, with the first two ending in draws. Scores were 98-92, 96-94 and 95-95.

Unbeaten middleweight Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs) took a twelve round split decision over Sam Sheedy (17-1, 4 KOs) in a clash for the vacant British title. Scores were 116-114, 117-113 for Langford, 115-113 for Sheedy.

Unbeaten super welterweight Liam Williams (16-0-1, 11 KOs) stopped late sub Gabor Gorbics (22-5, 13 KOs) in round eight to claim the vacant WBO European title.

Undefeated super bantam Kid Galahad (21-0, 12 KOs) halted journeyman Reynaldo Mora (7-20-1, 4 KOs) in three rounds.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada In other notable action on Saturday’s card at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, lightweight Craig Evans …


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Seforo wins Gauteng light flyweight title

By Ron Jackson

Mpho Seforo (5-0, 2 KOs) won the vacant Gauteng light flyweight title when he beat Percy Mkhize (8-2, 4 KOs) on a ten round majority points decision at the Centenary Hall on Saturday night in Krugersdorp, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The scores were 97-92, 95-93 and 94-94.

In a closely fought contest, Seforo (48.96 kg) using his height and reach advantages piled up the points with stiff jabs to the head throughout. A left-right combination sent Mkhize (48.94 kg) down for a count in the third round and even though he fought back in the later rounds it was not enough to take the decision.

This was a rematch with Seforo winning a six round split decision on July 31 this year. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Mpho Seforo (5-0, 2 KOs) won the vacant Gauteng light flyweight title when he beat Percy Mkhize …


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Waseem beats Megramo in South Korea Thriller

WBC Silver Flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem (5-0, 3 KOs) of Pakistan retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #15 ranked Giemel Megramo (17-1, 13 KOs) of the Philippines on Sunday afternoon at the Gwanakgu Hall in Seoul, South Korea. The fight was an all-out war from round one through round twelve with numerous furious exchanges throughout. Waseem officially secured the victory by winning the 12th and final round on all three judges scorecards. The official scores were 114-113 twice and 117-110 all in favor to WBC #9 ranked Waseem.

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WBC Silver Flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem (5-0, 3 KOs) of Pakistan retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision over …


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Lomachenko makes Walters say No Mas

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round TKO over previously unbeaten former world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (26-1-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Lomachenko, a two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, gave Walters a boxing lesson, demonstrating brilliance in all facets of the game. Walters finally quit after being punished in round seven.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round …


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Melindo wins IBF 108lb interim belt

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Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi

Aggressive Filipino perennial contender Milan Melindo (35-2, 12 KOs), 108, finally acquired the IBF interim junior flyweight belt as he kept stalking fleet-footed Thailander Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (31-5-1, 16 KOs), 107.5, took the initiative in middle rounds and withstood his rival’s last surge to be awarded a close but unanimous decision (115-113 twice and 117-111) on Saturday in Cebu, Philippines. The first half was a very close affair with Fahlan making good use of faster jabs and footwork and Melindo patiently going forward to connect some right shots. The tide turned in round seven, when Melindo, four inches shorter than the 5’6” Fahlan, became aggressive with a barrage of punches, pinning him to the ropes. The Filipino, who had failed to win the world belt from Juan Francisco Estrada and Javier Mendoza, also controlled the eighth and ninth rounds with solid combinations to the elusive footworker. Fahlan, however, showed a furious retaliation in the tenth, when he connected with light but fast combos to the face and the midsection. The Thailander, five years his junior at 23, maintained his aggressiveness in the last two sessions, but Melindo showed his heart to endure his last surge and kept his lead on points in earlier rounds. The newly crowned interim titlist is supposed to face regular IBF junior flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi of Japan, a veteran three-class champ who has recovered from his shoulder injury, in their next title contest. The referee was Kenny Chevalier who moved well. (more…)

Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi Aggressive Filipino perennial contender Milan Melindo (35-2, 12 KOs), 108, finally acquired the IBF interim …


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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (24-0, 19 KOs) spectacularly crushed Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-7-2, 22 KOs) in the first round. In his most impressive performance to date, McCumby dropped George twice in round one and the bout was waved off by referee Robert Byrd. Time was 1:48.

Unbeaten IBF #5, WBC #6, WBO #7 welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (31-0, 13 KOs) outworked veteran Silverio Ortiz (35-19, 17 KOs) over eight one-sided rounds. Scores were 80-72 across the board.

Unbeaten welterweight Juan Ruiz (18-0, 11 KOs) destroyed former “Boxcino” finalist Fernando Carcamo (21-8, 16 KOs) in the first round. Ruiz dropped Carcamo twice before the bout was halted at the 2:43 mark.

Unbeaten jr welterweight prospect “Mad” Maxim Dadashev (5-0, 5 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Efrain Cruz (4-3-1, 1 KO). Referee Kenny Bayless waved it off after Dadashev rocked Cruz in round two. Time was 1:57.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (24-0, 19 KOs) …


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Day spoils Stapulionis’ night with UD

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Junior middleweight Patrick Day (13-2-1, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Virgilijus “The Terminator” Stapulionis (18-4-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Day dropped Stapulionis in round three and went on to win 97-92, 99-90, 98-91.

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In his first fight with world-renowned trainer John David Jackson, unbeaten heavyweight Cassius Chaney (8-0, 5 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Carlos Sandoval (10-11-1, 7 KOs). This was Chaney’s first fight since returning from shoulder surgery earlier this year

More results and photos…

Photos: Emily Harney Junior middleweight Patrick Day (13-2-1, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Virgilijus “The Terminator” …


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Salido hopes for a Lomachenko win

Two-time former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido will be very interested in tonight’s fight in Las Vegas when old friend WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Nicholas Walters in the main event at the Cosmopolitan.

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“I feel that there is some unfinished business between us and that’s why I,m hoping for a Lomachenko victory. I’m very happy with my win over him, but as a warrior you always want to prove yourself against the best and as he seems to think that he can win a second fight against me, I would like to give him the opportunity to prove it,” said Salido. (more…)

Two-time former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido will be very interested in tonight’s fight in Las Vegas when old friend …


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Flanagan stops Cruz in eight to retain WBO lightweight title

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Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over lackluster challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-5-1, 13 KOs).on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Flanagan pressed the action, while the much smaller Cruz was pretty much in survival mode from the get-go. Flanagan finally dropped Cruz twice in round eight to end the non-competitive contest. Time was :43.

In the U.S. market, the fight will air tonight on beIN Sports en Español on a delayed basis. The telecast starts at 11PM ET / 8PM PT.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over …


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Carson Jones does it again

Super welterweight Carson Jones has been a regular on the British boxing scene in recent years, often putting on strong performances. He narrowly lost a majority decision to current IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook in 2012, then knocked out jr middleweight contender Brian Rose last year.

On Saturday night at Wembley Arena in London, Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) did it again, scoring a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten Ben Hall (9-1-1, 2 KOs). Jones, who hails from Oklahoma City, gave Hall all he could handle and got the win when Hall’s corner pulled their man out due to a shoulder injury. With the win, Jones claimed the vacant WBC International Silver super welterweight title.

In other action, unbeaten super lightweight Ohara Davies (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Andrea Scarpa (20-3, 10 KOs) to take Scarpa’s WBC Silver title. Scores were 120-108 on all three cards.

Super welterweight Carson Jones has been a regular on the British boxing scene in recent years, often putting on strong …


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Q&A: Andrea Scarpa

By Marco Bratusch

Tonight at SSE Wembley Arena, across from the historic Wembley stadium, London (UK), WBC Silver junior welterweight titleholder Andrea Scarpa (20-2, 10 KOs) will defend his belt for the first time against 24-year-old hot prospect Ohara Davies (13-0, 11 KOs). The fight will top a Eddie Hearn Matchroom Boxing promoted boxing night which will feature thirteen professional bouts, including London 2012 Olympic gold medal Katie Taylor’s pro debut and British junior lightweight champion Martin Joseph Ward (15-0-2, 8 KOs)’s first defense against Scottish southpaw Ronnie Clark (17-3-2, 10 KOs). Sky will broadcast the televised bouts live in the United Kingdom beginning at 8:00 PM, while in Italy they will be watchable live on Fox Sports Plus (channel 205 of Sky bouquet), starting at 9:00 PM, local time.

Fightnews.com has spoken with Scarpa, trading some considerations with the gangly 29-year-old hitter who lives in Turin by way of Foggia, southern Italy. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch Tonight at SSE Wembley Arena, across from the historic Wembley stadium, London (UK), WBC Silver junior welterweight …


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Japan Update: Tyson Koki dethrones OPBF 160lb champ Dwight Ritchie

By Joe Koizumi

A quintuple title promotion was staged by Muto Promotions on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Japanese 6’3” southpaw Tyson Koki (11-2-2, 10 KOs) impressively captured the OPBF middleweight belt by upsetting Australian defending champ Dwight Richie (14-1-4NC, one KO) by a unanimous decision (116-111 twice, 115-112) over twelve heats. Koki sent the champ to the canvas with a southpaw left hand midway in round eight to confirm his victory.

Photo: Boxing Beat
Photo: Boxing Beat

Unheralded Yutaka Oishi (14-5, 7 KOs) wrested the OPBF super-welterweight belt as he was awarded a technical decision over defending champ Takayuki Hosokawa (28-11-5, 9 KOs) because of the defending champ’s bad gash midway in the eleventh round. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi A quintuple title promotion was staged by Muto Promotions on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Japanese 6’3” southpaw …


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Video Interview: Shannon Briggs

Got a spare hour and forty-five minutes? Good. Now sit back and get ready for a long form dose of former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs.

Got a spare hour and forty-five minutes? Good. Now sit back and get ready for a long form dose of …


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Weights from Bedford, Ohio

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Thomas Mattice 134 vs. Elisio Cruz Sesma 134.5
Daywaun Roseberry 147 vs. Istvan Dernanecz 142.5
Antonio Nieves 120.5 vs. Sziveszter Ajtai 120.5
Montana Love 138.5 vs. Cordarrius Mann ?
Ray Edwards 254.5 vs. Keenan Hickman 237.5
Alante Green 231 vs. Ray Murray 205
Jose Rodriguez Jr. 156 vs. William Davis 154.5
Khali Thorn 151.5 vs. Matt Haynes 154.5

Promoter: Gatekeeper Promotions
Venue: Firebird Athletic Center

By Kurt Wolfheimer Thomas Mattice 134 vs. Elisio Cruz Sesma 134.5 Daywaun Roseberry 147 vs. Istvan Dernanecz 142.5 Antonio Nieves …


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Weights from Seoul, South Korea

Muhammad Waseem 111.7 vs. Giemel Magramo Giemel 111.5
(WBC Silver Flyweight title)

Venue: Gwanakgu Hall Seoul, South Korea
Promoter: Andy Kim of AK Promotions

Muhammad Waseem 111.7 vs. Giemel Magramo Giemel 111.5 (WBC Silver Flyweight title) Venue: Gwanakgu Hall Seoul, South Korea Promoter: Andy …


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Weights from Chiriqui, Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Bryan De Gracia 126 vs Gilberto Cortez 126
(WBA Fedebol Featherweight title)
Galindo Cardenas 130 vs Daniel Miranda 130
Jordan Reyes 170 vs Gilberto Flores (MEX) 168
Edgar Valencia 118 vs Iván Trejos 118
Wilson Silva 154.50 vs Néstor Del Cid 158
Gilmer Baules 128 vs Nelson Guillén 130
John Hibbert 151.25 vs Alvin Cedeño 153
Leonardo Puente 121 vs Ismael Santos 123

Venue: Gimnasio La Basita de Pandeportes en David
Promoter: Promociones del Istmo
TV: TV MAX 9

By Gabriel F. Cordero Bryan De Gracia 126 vs Gilberto Cortez 126 (WBA Fedebol Featherweight title) Galindo Cardenas 130 vs …


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Stiverne ready for Povetkin: A ring is a ring, no issue at all going to Russia

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s), will battle #1 ranked contender Alexander Povetkin, (30-1-0, 22 KO’s) on Saturday, December 17 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The winner of their highly anticipated clash will be the interim champion and mandatory challenger to current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Currently ranked #2 by the WBC, Stiverne is deep in training at his home gym in Las Vegas, the Mayweather Boxing Club under the watchful eye of longtime trainer Don House.

“I feel great, this fight has been in the making for a while so I’ve been here training at home,” said the Haitian born Stiverne. (more…)

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s), will battle #1 ranked contender Alexander Povetkin, (30-1-0, …


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Lomachenko, Walters make weight

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Vasyl Lomachenko 130 vs. Nicholas Walters 129.5
(WBO super featherweight title)

Konstantin Ponomarev 148.5 vs. Silverio Ortiz 148.5
Trevor McCumby 172.25 vs. Donovan George 175
Fernando Carcamo 146.5 vs. Juan Ruiz 146.75
Maxim Dadashev 140.2 vs. Efrain Cruz 140.2

Venue: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Tank
TV: HBO

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Vasyl Lomachenko 130 vs. Nicholas Walters 129.5 (WBO super featherweight title) Konstantin Ponomarev 148.5 …










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