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Thurman-Garcia HEATED face off

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Garcia, Thurman make weight



Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Danny Garcia 146.5 vs Keith Thurman 146.25
(WBC World welterweight title)
(WBA Super World welterweight title)

Jorge Cota 153.8 vs Erickson Lubin 153.8
Mario Barrios 139.4 vs Yardley Cruz 139.2
Sergey Lipinetc 140.6 vs Clarence Booth 140
Andrzej Fonfara 176.8 vs Chad Dawson 176

Heather Hardy 124.6 vs Edina Kiss 124.2
(WBC Female International Featherweight Championship)

Thomas Velasquez 135.2 vs James Lester 137.8
Rickey Lopez 125.4 vs Pablo Cruz 125.4
Richardson Hitchins 141 vs Mario Perez 141.2

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Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime Danny Garcia 146.5 vs Keith Thurman 146.25 (WBC World welterweight title) (WBA Super World welterweight title) Jorge …



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Q&A: Richard Zamora

Richard Zamora (14-1, 8KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico takes on Local favorite Antonio “Toño” Morán (20-2, 13 KOs) of Mexico City tonight on Boxeo Telemundo Ford. The site of the main event will be The Carpa Astros in Mexico, City, Mexico. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds with Moran’s WBC Latino Silver lightweight title at stake. Zamora is well aware that he is the visiting underdog but motivated to make the most of this opportunity.

What do you know about your opponent?

I cannot say I know very much about Morán other than hearing he is very tough opponent. I am not worried though as I have trained hard for this fight?

How is your weight going into this fight?

My weight is very good. I am actually below the weight limit for this fight and will have no issues on the scale. (more…)

Richard Zamora (14-1, 8KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico takes on Local favorite Antonio “Toño” Morán (20-2, 13 KOs) of …


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Haye-Bellew quotes

Photo: Lawrence Lustig-Matchroom

WBC Cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew and former champion David Haye met before their Saturday grudge match at the 02 Arena in London. Here is what they had to say.

David Haye:

“I need to prove to the world that I number one, and I’m a box office star,” said Haye. “The rest of the Heavyweight world will see that if they want mega-dough they need to come to me. People want to see him get destroyed. I will go out there, I will let me hands go, and he will go to sleep very, very quickly.

“I feel better now than I ever have. No-one wanted to fight me in my last two fights. I went through so many names but they didn’t want to know. I got my ranking back from it so it did the job. I don’t think he’s any tougher than the last two guys, I really don’t. Tony is tailor-made for me. If I can construct an opponent to KO easy, I’d say ‘bring me Tony Bellew’.

“It’s a shame for him but the fans will get to see what they want. I hope it doesn’t shock them how brutally he’s going to get knocked out. They’re the ones that have called for it. If it wasn’t for the public demanding the fight, then it wouldn’t be happening. (more…)

WBC Cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew and former champion David Haye met before their Saturday grudge match at the 02 …




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Garcia-Thurman face off video

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Update

Photos: Etzel Espinosa

The former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is training in Mexico City at the famed Romanza Gym, owned Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain. Also on hand are Julio Cesar Chavez, trainer Memo Heredia and uncle Rodolfo Chavez. Junior is current at 182 pounds as he prepares to face Canelo Alvarez on May 6 in Las Vegas,

Regarding Canelo, Junior said, “He’s an athlete, looks strong, and from what I’ve seen he has always fought fighters where he had some sort of advantage. He’s a good fighter. Difficult. We are taking things seriously, but I don’t think he’s one of the great champions of Mexico. He wants me to tell him he’s like Salvador Sanchez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Julio Cesar Chavez. I can’t say that. if he’s angry about that, excuse me!” (more…)

Photos: Etzel Espinosa The former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is training in Mexico City at the famed …


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Undefeated McGuinness hoping to regain top ranking

By Dave Spencer

It’s one thing to have been knocking on the door, suffer a setback, and having to regroup, but for undefeated super-featherweight Logan McGuinness (25-0-1 12KO), he’s been forced to the back of the line never having lost a fight thanks to injuries, management problems and in activity of the past couple of years.

With those issues now in the rear-view mirror, the 29-year-old Canadian hopes to once again begin his ascent to the top starting with his headline performance versus Horacio Cabral Saturday March 18 at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Cabral from Argentina sports an impressive 16-1 mark and goes on the road for the first time in his five year career. (more…)

By Dave Spencer It’s one thing to have been knocking on the door, suffer a setback, and having to regroup, …


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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt by halting Carlson in seven

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), 117.75, successfully kept his belt as he decked Mexican Carlos Carlson (22-2, 13 KOs), 117, five times and halted him at 0:57 of the seventh round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. The 34-year-old southpaw, making his twelfth defense, sent him to the canvas—twice in the fifth, one in the sixth and twice more in the fatal seventh.

It’s Yamanaka’s ninth stoppage in thirteen engagements with the WBC belt on the line including his title-winning victory over Christian Esquivel for the vacant championship in November 2011. His long reign for five years and four months proves his stable strength as well as his improvement in every title bout.

Prior to the stoppage, the officials tallied the actually lopsided affair, as follows: Richard Flaherty, Barry Lindenman (both US) 60-51, Craig Metcalfe (Canada) 59-52 (scoring 10-9 for the challenger only in the second), all for Yamanaka. The referee was Ian John Lewis (UK) who showed his patience to allow the game Mexican to display his corazon (heart) to the fullest extent. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), 117.75, successfully kept his …



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WBC suspends Povetkin for failed drug tests

Due to two failed drug tests, the WBC has suspended heavyweight Alexander Povetkin from participating in any WBC-sanctioned bouts indefinitely and fined him $250,000. On April 27, 2016, Povetkin tested positive for Meldonium and on December 6, 2016, he tested positive for Ostarine. VADA, pursuant to the WBC Clean Boxing Program, will design a specific testing protocol for Povetkin at Povetkin’s own cost and expense, which will commence as soon as feasible after this ruling and will continue for one year. Povetkin will be able to apply for reinstatement into the WBC after the one-year anniversary of this ruling as long as he tests clean. The WBC will also consider any additional evidence it receives and it might issue a supplemental ruling based on information and materials Povetkin submits.

Due to two failed drug tests, the WBC has suspended heavyweight Alexander Povetkin from participating in any WBC-sanctioned bouts indefinitely …


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Weights from Mexico City

Photos: All Star Boxing

Antonio “Tono” Moran 137 vs. Richard “Diamante” Zamora 136
Ismael “Pantera” Urieta 135 vs. Omar Solano 132
Joel Cordova 117 vs. Edwin Campos 118
Hytan Ramos 118 vs. Francisco “Rudo” Alarcon 118
Jorge Batalla 133 vs. German Lopez 135
Kevin Salgado 154 vs. Jorge “Tyson” Velasco 147
Juan Gonzalez 121 vs. Arturo “Bam-Bam” Hernandez 122

Location: Carpa Astros Calzada de Tlalpan #855, Delegación Benito Juarez, Mexico City
Tickets: www.carpaastros.com.mx or at door
TV: Telemundo Network Live 11:35 PM
Promoter: Tuto Zabala Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Producciones Deportivas

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Photos: All Star Boxing Antonio “Tono” Moran 137 vs. Richard “Diamante” Zamora 136 Ismael “Pantera” Urieta 135 vs. Omar Solano …


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Thurman-Garcia final presser

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

Undefeated welterweight world champions Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they headline SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, this Saturday, March 4 in primetime from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.

Also in attendance Thursday and opening the broadcast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT were undefeated rising star Erickson Lubin and once-beaten knockout artist Jorge Cota, who meet in a super welterweight world title eliminator.

Keith Thurman:

“This fight has been brewing for a long time. Both of us wanted this fight. There’s a reason why this fight is happening. We’re young, we’re hungry and we’re not trying to wait around. It’s time for this to go down. (more…)

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime Undefeated welterweight world champions Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia went face-to-face Thursday at the final …


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Lucas-Colomban in action Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Sydney based middleweight Mark Lucas (7-0, 3 KOs) will be in action against Melbourne based Samuel Colomban (24-9-1, 11 KOs) over ten rounds for the vacant Orient Pacific Boxing Federation title at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday.

Colomban is coming off a six round draw against former world title challenger Tommy Browne last December.

Former amateur star Lucas coming off a ten round decision over Peter Georgiou in 2016.

Promoter: Paul and Hannah Nasari.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Sydney based middleweight Mark Lucas (7-0, 3 KOs) will be in action against …



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Arum says he will not be surprised if funds don’t materialize for Pacquiao-Khan

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will not be surprised if the funds to promote the Manny Pacquiao v Amir Khan in the UAE on May 20 do not materialise but if it does he will assist in making it a tremendous world wide event but he said he is not holding his breath.

“In order for the fight to happen in the UAE, funds have to be produced to enable the fight to happen and I am hoping that those funds would materialize,” said Arum. “However, if they don’t materialize, we have to do something else.

“But Michael is optimistic that the funds will materialize, and once they do, then Top Rank will roll up its sleeves and help put on a tremendous worldwide event,

“If it’s real, we will assist putting on the event, but I am not holding my breath, and I’m not making plane reservations. We’ll see what we see. If the $38 million comes up, the fight will take place, and we’ll all be happy.

“And if it doesn’t, there will be one guy who won’t be surprised,”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will not be surprised if the funds …


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No love lost between Lemieux and Stevens

Former IBF middleweight world champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) and former world title challenger Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) are making final preparations in training camp ahead of their March 11 HBO clash at Turning Stone Resort Casino.

David Lemieux: “I’m going to destroy Curtis. Training camp is going great, and I’m ready for war. Let’s go bum. Let’s see how tough you are in the ring!”

Curtis Stevens: “This should be a good fight. Me and Lemieux have the same kind of come and get it style. Some people think of me as just a hard puncher but I’m an all-around fighter. I can slug, I can box. My first reaction is to just take you out-but I can box you too. For this fight, I could try to box the first couple rounds and then bring it to him for the rest of the rounds. Lemieux is used to coming forward, so in order for me to not allow that, I have to stay right there in the clutch and make sure he backs up. We’ll see. No matter what he brings-it doesn’t matter, I’m ready to adjust. I see myself winning this fight. Whether it be by knockout or by decision, it doesn’t matter. I am really well prepared this time.”

Former IBF middleweight world champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) and former world title challenger Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens …


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Derevyanchenko returns March 14

Rising middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (9-0, 7 KOs) will battle unbeaten Kemahl Russell (10-0, 8 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, March 14 from the Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will see exciting light heavyweight prospect Ahmed Elbiali (14-0, 11 KOs) in an eight-round bout plus unbeaten welterweight prospect Jamontay Clark (10-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round contest.

Rising middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (9-0, 7 KOs) will battle unbeaten Kemahl Russell (10-0, 8 KOs) in the 10-round main …


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Commey – Slimani main event in Accra, Ghana

On March 11 Richard Commey will face Belgian Hedi Slimani in the main event of a big show promoted by Michael Amoo Bediako of Streetwise promotions and Jacob Zwennes of Errol Hawk Sports management to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the independence of Ghana.

Commey, 24-2, lost a very disputed IBF eliminator against Denis Shafikov and will now try to rebounce against Belgian based Tunisian Slimani, 26-2. The fight for the vacant WBC Intl Silver lightweight title will take place at the famous Bukom boxing arena of Accra.

Commey-Slimani is part of a triple header. Undefeated Duke Micah, 19-0, will face Mexican Jonathan Aquilar, 17-4, for the vacant WBC Intl bantamweight title. The third titlefight will see Fredrick Lawson, 24-1, will have Sakima Mullings, 19-2, in the opposite corner for the vacant WBC Intl Silver welterweight title.
WBC Vice President Houcine Houichi will supervise the 3 bouts.

On March 11 Richard Commey will face Belgian Hedi Slimani in the main event of a big show promoted by …



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Yamanaka keeps WBC bantam belt by halting Carson in seven

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), 117.75, successfully kept his belt as he decked Mexican Carlos Carlson (22-2, 13 KOs), 117, five times and halted him at 0:57 in the seventh round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. The 34-yer-old Japanese southpaw, making his twelfth defense, sent him to the canvas—twice in the fifth, once in the sixth and twice more in the fatal seventh. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), 117.75, successfully kept his belt as he decked …


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Thurman: He swings, he may get caught!

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBA welterweight world champion Keith Thurman jaws with the press during a media workout at the world famous Gleason’s Gym Wednesday afternoon in advance Saturday’s primetime CBS showdown against WBC champ Danny Garcia at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

By Przemek Garczarczyk WBA welterweight world champion Keith Thurman jaws with the press during a media workout at the world …


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Morán defends silver on Telemundo Friday

Local lightweight favorite Antonio “Toño” Morán (20-2, 13 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico faces Richard Zamora (14-1, 8KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico this Friday on Boxeo Telemundo Ford at The Carpa Astros in Mexico, City. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds with Moran’s WBC Latino Silver lightweight title at stake.

Morán won his title in his last appearance on Telemundo last July. He dropped a close non-title fight 8 round decision in his last fight but is determined to get back on track. His first priority is to successfully defend his belt against Zamora this Friday and then on to bigger fights. (more…)

Local lightweight favorite Antonio “Toño” Morán (20-2, 13 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico faces Richard Zamora (14-1, 8KOs) of San …


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Andrzej Fonfara media training

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara show his skills to the media at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. “The Polish Prince” faces former world champion Chad Dawson on Saturday’s Thurman-Garcia undercard.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara show his skills to the media at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. “The Polish …


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Niyomtrong retained his WBA title via KO

Thailand’s Thammanoon Niyomtrong (Knockout CP Freshmart) retained his World Boxing Association Minimumweight Title by beating Japanese Go Odaira via KO on Wednesday in Thailand. In the fifth round, in an exchange near the ropes, “Knockout CP Freshmart” crossed the Japanese with a left hook to the face and finished with a straight right that sent him to the canvas. After this attack, Odaira couldn’t get up by the count of 10 and the referee gave the victory to the Thai. Thus, Niyomtrong kept his stainless record and now has 15 wins and 7 knockouts

Thailand’s Thammanoon Niyomtrong (Knockout CP Freshmart) retained his World Boxing Association Minimumweight Title by beating Japanese Go Odaira via KO …


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Heavyweight Mike Mollo Retires

Mike Mollo: What I did the other night in the ring just wasn’t enough. My body gave out on me, my shoulder gave. My punches didn’t have the effect they should have. With these pics I respectfully announce that my time as a pro fighter is over. 17 years of fighting and I’ve run my course. I refuse to fight inferior competition and the training is just too much on me to compete with the elite. I suffered a concussion 3 weeks prior this fight in sparring and got another one during this fight. I love my family too much to put them through this and to put myself through this. This is the most unforgiving sport in the world. Once things are done they are done. There is no coming back from brain injuries. They are forever. I’ve been in some serious wars and earned my stripes in this sport and no one can take that from me. All I want to say to all my family friends and fans is that I hope I got you out of ur seats, I hope I gave you a reason to love boxing, I hope I gave you a reason to be passionate about whatever it is that you do by my testimony. My God bless all of you and may God have his hand in and on all of your lives who are willing. I love you all. “I didn’t hear no bell.”

Mike Mollo: What I did the other night in the ring just wasn’t enough. My body gave out on me, …


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Thurman-Garcia quotes and photos

Photos: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Welterweight world champions Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia participated in a media workout at world famous Gleason’s Gym Wednesday afternoon in advance of their primetime showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, this Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.

Additional fighters participating in the workout and competing in undercard action on Saturday included light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara, who takes on former world champion Chad Dawson, popular local unbeaten Heather Hardy, who battles Edina Kiss in a featherweight attraction, super lightweight Mario Barrios, who meets Yardley Suarez in an eight-round fight, unbeaten contender Sergey Lipinets and Florida’s Clarence Booth, who meet in super lightweight action and 2016 Haitian Olympian Richardson Hitchins, who makes his pro debut.

Keith Thurman:

“It feels great to be in this big fight. This is what we’ve been dreaming of. It feels like my destiny. When you put so much hard work into the sport, everyone knows you’re planting a seed. You have to watch it grow and nurture it before it starts to bear fruit. (more…)

Photos: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME Welterweight world champions Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia participated in a media workout at world famous Gleason’s …


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Preview: Shields-Szabados

By Brad Snyder The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Claressa Shields (1-0), will be facing Szilvia Szabados (15-8, 6 KOs), on what is sure to be a historic night of boxing at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (Detroit, MI). Shields of Flint, MI, will be the draw of the card, as she becomes part of the first women’s boxing main event to be featured on premium television. The six round main event will be for the Women’s NABF Middleweight Championship and headlines SHOBOX: The New Generation on Showtime, March 10th at 10pm EST. Shields said, “I am not preparing to get hit this fight. I am prepared to do the hitting. I don’t like people hitting on me.” Shields also talked of her confidence to end Szabados’ night early, “It won’t go six.” Also, stating, there is “No women are as skilled as me. Might be some stronger and faster, but, not as skilled as me.”

The co-featured bout has Nikolay Potapov (16-0, 8 KOs) vs. Antonio Nieves (17-0- 2, 9 KOs). This fight is scheduled for 10 rounds for Nieves’ NABO Bantamweight Championship. (more…)

By Brad Snyder The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Claressa Shields (1-0), will be facing Szilvia …


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Video: Haye-Bellew Press Conference

The contentious press conference between former Heavyweight and Cruiserweight world champion David Haye and current Cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew before their Heavyweight grudge match that will take place this Saturday in London, England. The fight card can be seen LIVE in the United States on AWE-A Wealth of Entertainment beginning at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT.

The contentious press conference between former Heavyweight and Cruiserweight world champion David Haye and current Cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew …


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Thurman: I don’t bow down to nobody

Welterweight ace Keith Thurman has warned fellow champion Danny Garcia he will be his toughest fight yet.

The unbeaten pair clash this weekend, exclusively live on BoxNation, in what is one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year as Floridian Thurman puts his WBA world title on the line against WBC champion Garcia.

“It’s not easy to be Keith Thurman, I got an ‘0’ and I’m not afraid to let it go,” said Thurman.

“If you can beat me, beat me. I’m going to shake your hand at the end of the fight. I’m going to congratulate you at the end of the fight. But I don’t bow down to nobody and I know that I’m the greatest challenge that most fighters will ever face. (more…)

Welterweight ace Keith Thurman has warned fellow champion Danny Garcia he will be his toughest fight yet. The unbeaten pair …


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PA Boxing Hall of Fame announces induction class of 2017

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame released the names of their induction class for 2017. The fifteen new members will be officially welcomed to the PA Hall at the annual induction ceremony and banquet to be held on May 21, 2017 in Philadelphia. The list of honorees includes twelve former boxers and three non-boxers.

Former boxers Bert Cooper, David Bey, Richie Bennett, Alfonso Hayman, Wade Hinnant, William “Hammer” Jones, Jerry Judge, Danny Kramer, Peter Maher, Lee Sala, Pittsburgh Jackie Wilson and Buck Crouse lead the pack of new inductees, and official George Hill, and trainers / gym proprietors Percy “Buster” Custus and Frank Kubach round out the Class of 2017.

The fifteen new members of the oldest boxing hall of fame in the country will be honored at the annual PABHOF Banquet on Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4PM, in Philadelphia. Tickets for the event cost $65, and can be purchased by calling John Gallagher at 215-920-8791. For general information, please call 609-377-6413.

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame released the names of their induction class for …


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Kyoguchi, 6-0, 6 KOs, wins vacant OPBF 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Fast-rising and ferocious youngster, OPBF top ranked Hiroto Kyoguchi (6-0, 6 KOs), 105, very impressively acquired the vacant OPBF 105-pound belt (renounced by Ryuya Yamanaka) when he demolished Filipino veteran, OPBF#2 Armando Dela Cruz (25-15-3, 10 KOs), 105, with his devastating power punching at 2:02 of the third round in a scheduled twelve on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Kyoguchi, with an amateur career at Osaka Commercial Univ., demonstrated his power and quickly dropped the Filipino with a flurry of punches midway in round two, and finally embalmed him flat with wicked body shots in the next session. The audience was stunned at the 5’3” small boy’s amazing power, with which he accomplished a fast coronation since his pro debut last April. He predicted that he would become world champ soon, which may seem possible with his vast talent. Kyoguchi, a muscular prospect nicknamed “Little Dynamite” following his senior stablemate and former WBA 130-pound ruler “Knockout Dynamite” Takashi Uchiyama, will keep on defending his regional belt for a while.

Formerly world challenger, ex-national champ Masayuki Kuroda (26-7-3, 15 KOs), 112, also seized the vacant Japanese flyweight belt by outhustling Yuta Matsuo (12-3-1, 6 KOs), 112, by a unanimous decision (96-94, 97-93, 97-94) over ten hard-fought rounds. photos

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-rising and ferocious youngster, OPBF top ranked Hiroto Kyoguchi (6-0, 6 KOs), 105, …


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Golovkin LA Media Day Workout

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC, WBA “super” and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan held a Los Angeles media workout on Tuesday afternoon at the Wild Card West Boxing Gym in Santa Monica, California. Golovkin will take on WBA “regular” middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York in the HBO pay per view main event.

Photo: Chris Farina Photography

“I am very excited. This is a big fight, New York, Madison Square Garden, Daniel is from Brooklyn. It’s a huge fight for us, very serious,” Gennady Golovkin told Fightnews.com.

“GGG” along with his trainer Abel Sanchez and K2 Managing Director Tom Loeffler spoke to media. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla WBC, WBA “super” and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan held a …


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Yamanaka, Carlson Make Weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

When the defending champion is so formidable with an unbeaten mark, previously eleven successful defenses and good reputation to be listed up in the top ten of the international pound-for-pound ratings as WBC bantam ruler Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs), it is very logical that he will be a prohibitive favorite over Mexican challenger Carlos Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs) tomorrow (Thursday) in Tokyo, Japan. But Carlson, eight years his junior at 26, has scored twenty-two consecutive victories after his first and last setback in his pro debut in March 2011.

Yamanaka, a hard-punching southpaw, today scaled in at 117.75 to 117 for Carlson. Yamanaka, at the press conference yesterday, predicted, “I wish to show a fine victory by knockout to entertain the audience.” Carlson was also confident enough, saying, “I’ll bring back the WBC belt to Mexico without doubt.” We expect a very hot competition at the Ryogoku Sumo Arena.

On the undercard, fast-rising stablemate of Yamanaka, WBC#12 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs) will put his Japanese national 130-pound belt on the line against top contender Satoru Sugita (12-3-1, 7 KOs) over ten frames. Though it is a mandatory title bout, Ogawa once impressively finished Sugita via ninth round knockout with his belt at stake last April.

Former champ Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria, in his first appearance since his promotional agreement with Teiken Promotions, will square off against Mexican super-fly titlist Ruben Montoya over eight.

This show is presented by Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Promotions to be telecast live by Nippon TV here in Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda When the defending champion is so formidable with an unbeaten mark, previously eleven …


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WBC #32 Bae captures WBC Asia 112lb title

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Mr.John Hwang and Ms.Mi-Kyung Lee

Former WBC title challenger, current WBC#32 light fly Young-Gil Bae (28-6-1,22 KOs) successfully captured vacant WBC Asia flyweight title when he stopped Thai 115lb champion Chatchai Or Benjamas (reportedly 7-9) in round seven on Sunday afternoon at Yulta Gymnasium in Gimhae City, South Korea. This was a good performance for Korean fighter who ever lost WBC 105lb king Wanheng Meenayothin in the WBC title challenge on November 24, 2015. Chatchai, real name as Wanchai Nianghansa, did well only in the first round. After that, experienced Korean fighter dominated most of the show and successfully dropped Thai fighter twice with vicious body shots in round six. Finally, the show was ended when Korean fighter dropped his opponent again with a big right hook and referee Joong-Suk Kwon decided the contest at 2:34 of round seven. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Mr.John Hwang and Ms.Mi-Kyung Lee Former WBC title challenger, current WBC#32 light fly Young-Gil Bae (28-6-1,22 …


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Moran-Zamora clash Friday on Telemundo

The successful TV Series Boxeo Telemundo Ford will continue its spring season this Friday from Carpa Astros in Mexico City. In the main event, welterweight Antonio “Tono” Moran of Mexico City will face Richard “El Diamante” Zamora of Monterrey in another “Mexican Civil War” scheduled for 10 Rounds with Moran’s WBC Latin title at stake. Moran brings a record of 20-2-1, 13 KOs. Zamora has credentials of 14-1, 8 KOs.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. 6 more bouts are scheduled. Telemundo Network will televise in the US starting at 11:35 PM ET. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Producciones Deportivas. Carpa Astros is located at Calzada de Tlalpan #855, Delegacion Benito Juarez, Mexico City, MX. Tel: 55 55799078. For tickets: www.carpaastros.com.mx.

The successful TV Series Boxeo Telemundo Ford will continue its spring season this Friday from Carpa Astros in Mexico City. …


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Gary Russell WBC title defense postponed

The featherweight championship match between Gary Russell Jr. and Oscar Escandon, scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, has been postponed after Escandon was injured in training, according to Escandon’s promoter Sampson Lewkowicz. “Oscar suffered an injury to his back in training and he’ll be ready to go in April,” Lewkowicz said. “He’s very sorry for the delay in the fight, but these things happen in boxing. He’s really looking forward to facing Gary Russell, Jr., but he wants to be completely healthy when they do meet.”

Escandon, a 32-year-old Colombian with a record of 25-2 with 17 KOs, is the mandatory challenger for Russell’s featherweight championship. Jermell Charlo defending his 154-pound title against Charles Hatley will be the co-feature on the rescheduled card. (more…)

The featherweight championship match between Gary Russell Jr. and Oscar Escandon, scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at the MGM National …


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Lemieux-Stevens quick quotes

By Dave Spencer

David Lemieux: It’s going to be a great night, a great night for me. Curtis Stevens is a step in where I want to go.

You’ve never fought a guy like me. I’m going to destroy you.

You don’t have to talk so much.

Stevens is going to get knocked out, that’s what’s going to happen.

I don’t care if his hand is a 100% or a 1000%, I’m going to go in there and destroy him. You’re not making it out of the fight.

I’m not that worked up at all but sometimes it makes me laugh the trash he’s doing and the way he talks and the lack of professionalism. To me it doesn’t make any difference, but sometimes he says things and I have to reply, even though I’m concentrating on camp. (more…)

By Dave Spencer David Lemieux: It’s going to be a great night, a great night for me. Curtis Stevens is …










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