Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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New boxing series at Mohegan Sun announced

Mohegan Sun and Main Events have announced a new boxing series entitled “Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series” which will debut on November 26 at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The series will feature local boxing prospects from New England and around the world. The debut event will feature local prospects including Cassius Chaney a heavyweight from New London, CT, Kevin Asmat a featherweight from Union City, NJ and Reinaldo Graceski a light heavyweight from Springfield, MA and international talent such as Enriko Gogokhia a junior middleweight from Ukraine and Madiyar Ashkeyev a junior middleweight from Kazakhstan. The full card will be announced shortly.

Mohegan Sun and Main Events have announced a new boxing series entitled “Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series” which will …


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WBO 2016 day two

By David Finger

The big news out of San Juan on day two of the convention was the election of Diana Melendez as Executive Director of the NABO after the resignation of Jose Izquierdo yesterday. Melendez is well known and highly respected among boxing insiders, having worked with the WBO since 1999. Although she worked part time from her home from 2002-2008 she returned to the WBO full time in 2008 and has been a member of the ratings committee since her return.

Melendez was nominated by WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and was unanimously elected by the executive committee.

By David Finger The big news out of San Juan on day two of the convention was the election of …



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Serrano makes female boxing history with KO

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

Female boxing sensation Amanda Serrano (30-1-1, 23 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to annihilate Hungarian Alexandra Lazar (8-2, 2 KOs) on Tuesday night to claim the vacant WBO female junior featherweight world title during the annual WBO Convention at the Hotel Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After two knockdowns, referee Sparkle Lee stopped it with Lazar still down from the second knockdown. Serrano, who was born in Puerto Rico then raised in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, is now a four-division world champion.

In the co-feature, super featherweight Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (18-1, 14 KOs) claimed the vacant WBO international belt with a second round KO over Edgar Lopez Sasso (13-2-1, 4 KOs).

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Female boxing sensation Amanda Serrano (30-1-1, 23 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to annihilate Hungarian Alexandra Lazar …


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Golovkin-Jacobs ruled out for December

Looks like the much anticipated showdown between unified WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and WBA regular champion Daniel Jacobs won’t be happening on December 10 at Madison Square Garden as hoped. The camps are still hashing out the money situation. Now even if an agreement is reached, the fight won’t take place until 2017. So no more GGG this year.

Looks like the much anticipated showdown between unified WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and WBA regular champion Daniel Jacobs won’t …




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Chatman-Gray clash Friday in Rhode Island

By Jason Marchetti

Chris Chatman (14-5-1, 5 KO’s) will challenge Khiary Gray (13-1, 10 KO’s) this Friday night at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI in the main event on a card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports. The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds at Jr. middleweight and is for the UBF regional title at 154 lbs.

Chatman is coming off a spectacular win this summer over New England favorite middleweight, Thomas Falowo (14-3, 8 KO’s). In their rematch, Chatman defeated Falowo again using his superior conditioning and angles to keep his opponent missing most of the fight. Chatman, who has never refused a fight from 154 -168 lbs, wears down his opponents and scores effectively late in the fight. His best tools are his quick footwork, 1-2 punch accuracy, and solid boxing IQ. He has been chasing the fight against gray for about a year, and is convinced Gray’s handlers were probably protecting him until he was more experienced. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti Chris Chatman (14-5-1, 5 KO’s) will challenge Khiary Gray (13-1, 10 KO’s) this Friday night at Twin …


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Rosa-Iwasa collide in IBF eliminator

On Saturday, November 19, DiBella Entertainment will return to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, for the latest installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series. New Haven’s undefeated Luis Rosa Jr. (22-0, 10 KOs) will headline the card facing Japan’s Ryosuke Iwasa (22-2, 14 KOs), in an IBF junior featherweight world title eliminator scheduled for 12 rounds.

“Fans will not want to miss Broadway Boxing at Foxwoods Resort Casino on November 19,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “New Haven’s Luis Rosa Jr. is set for the toughest and most important challenge of his career against Iwasa. The winner will become the mandatory challenger for the IBF junior featherweight world championship. The stacked undercard will also include local New England favorites Alexis Santos, Mykquan Williams, and Christopher Davis-Fogg, the popular Irish Noel Murphy, West Point graduate Boyd Melson and Russian future world champion Radzhab Butaev.”

On Saturday, November 19, DiBella Entertainment will return to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, for …


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WBO 2016 Convention Day One Report

By David Finger

The 29th annual WBO Convention convened today in a place that could only be considered home court for the organization: San Juan, Puerto Rico. But for how long will remain something of a mystery as the WBO took steps to relocate to Florida after a unanimous vote of both the executive committee and of standing members. Although talk of a move was the most significant topic of discussion on the first day of business, there was no shortage of other noteworthy events as the convention kicked off on a sad note as the WBO paid a touching tribute to a man that President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel called “one of the greatest international matchmakers in the history of boxing.” Hedi Tauab Mohammad was a frequent and welcome face at the WBO conventions over the years and his passing in 2016 was a sad blow not only for the WBO, but for boxing as a whole.

After the memorial for Tauab the WBO proceeded with the election for officials.

Right off the bat, Executive Committee Secretary and NABO / Intercontinental Executive Director Jose Izquierdo withdrew his name as a candidate for second vice president. Izquierdo was slated to run against long time vice president John Duggan, but his withdrawal gave Duggan an open path to another term as Duggan remained unopposed in the election. Duggan was reelected as second vice president in an uncontested election while longtime president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel was also reelected without opposition. (more…)

By David Finger The 29th annual WBO Convention convened today in a place that could only be considered home court …


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Aussie Mitchell dethrones OPBF 168lb champ Matsumoto

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Australian footworker Jayde Mitchell (10-1, 4 KOs), 168, impressively captured the OPBF super-middle belt as he completely outlegged and outspeeded defending champ Shintaro Matsumoto (13-5, 9 KOs), 168, to be awarded a nearly shutout technical decision (100-92, 99-92 twice) at 1:29 of the tenth round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Matsumoto, making his initial defense since his acquisition of the belt due to a technical decision win over Yuzo Kiyota this April, ironically forfeited his belt on asimilar technical verdict caused by an accidental headbutt. Mitchell proved he was a better boxer thanks to his superior speed on hand and foot, piling up points steadily. Though light-punching, the Aussie speedster kept punching the Japanese with precision and quickly kept himself elusive from Matsumoto’s retaliation. The official tallies after the eighth were as follows: 80-73 twice and 79-74 all for Mitchell. The tenth witnessed a bad gash of Matsumoto over the right eyebrow, which made the third man call a halt and take a technical verdict. Matsumoto’s OPBF belt in the first defense was blowin’ in the wind.

Promoter: Yonekura Promotions. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Australian footworker Jayde Mitchell (10-1, 4 KOs), 168, impressively captured the OPBF super-middle …



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Ezrom Ngcobo dies at 86

By Ron Jackson

Former South African light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Ezrom Ngcobo who fought as a professional from 1954 to 1971 passed away at the Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital in Pimville, Soweto last week. Ngcobo who fought under the alias of “King Lodger” was born in Ermelo in the then Transvaal, on April 8 1930, and made his pro debut on September 25 1954 at the Bantu Men’s Social Centre in Johannesburg against Hazzie Twala, winning on a second round knockout. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former South African light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Ezrom Ngcobo who fought as a professional from 1954 …


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Joe Koizumi honored by WBO

By David Finger

Hall of fame boxing writer and frequent Fightnews contributor Joe Koizumi was honored with two awards (including Asian Matchmaker of the year) by the WBO today at the 29th Annual Convention in San Juan Puerto Rico.

Photo: David Finger
Photo: David Finger

Koizumi remains the most recognizable and respected boxing personality in Japan, not only as a writer and television commentator, but also as an official and as a matchmaker.

He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008. Congratulations Joe!

By David Finger Hall of fame boxing writer and frequent Fightnews contributor Joe Koizumi was honored with two awards (including …


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Oscar De La Hoya: Hopkins’ Next Fight Is 100% His Last…I’m Making Him Promise

By TMZSports.com

52-year-old Bernard Hopkins is jumping back into the ring one last time … and it’s really ONE LAST according to his boss, Oscar De La Hoya … who says he’s making BH promise to hang ’em up FOREVER. Oscar joined the guys on the “TMZ Sports” TV show and announced Hopkins’ final fight to the world … a brawl with 27-year-old knockout artist Joe Smith Jr. set to go down on December 17th.

Question is … is it REALLY over? Hopkins has been known to beat the hell out of guys half his age … take some time off … then beat the hell out of guys half his age again.

De La Hoya says this it … telling the crew “I’m having him sign some kind of proclamation saying it’s his last fight, at 52 years old, this should be the last fight for him.”

By TMZSports.com 52-year-old Bernard Hopkins is jumping back into the ring one last time … and it’s really ONE LAST …


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German Court vindicates Soliman

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF World Middleweight champion Sam Soliman has won a longstanding battle for justice against Germany’s Boxing Commission (BDB). Today the German District Court in Kiel has pronounced a judgment that the decision by the German Boxing Commission to ban Soliman from fighting for nine months and to disqualify Soliman from the fight he won against Felix Sturm in Dusseldorf in 2013 is unlawful and therefore ineffective.

The BDB had wrongly claimed a violation of Anti-Doping Rules by Soliman and is now disabused by the German Civil Court. The BDB can appeal against this court decision within one month after notification of the judgment.

“The German Court agreed that I was punished without a judicial basis for something that I was not guilty of,” Soliman said. “The unlawful decision by the German Boxing Commission cost me a shot at a world title and immense reputational damage. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF World Middleweight champion Sam Soliman has won a longstanding battle for …



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Breaking News: WBO vote to relocate to Florida

By David Finger

First it was the Rams to LA. Then the Raiders to Las Vegas. But now we may have the most surprising move in sports for 2016: the WBO to Florida.

On the first day of the 29th annual WBO convention in San Juan Puerto Rico the WBO voted to do what just two years ago would have seemed unthinkable: leave Puerto Rico.

With a unanimous vote from the executive committee and a unanimous vote from the WBO members across the world, the WBO just authorized the executive committee to unilaterally relocate the World Boxing Organization from Puerto Rico to the State of Florida.

After President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel made the proposal WBO officals chairperson Michael Pernick made the motion which was seconded by Geno Hernandez. (more…)

By David Finger First it was the Rams to LA. Then the Raiders to Las Vegas. But now we may …


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World champion Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) gears up for a workout at Bones Adams Gym in Las Vegas. Nonito takes on Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs) on Top Rank’s November 5 Pacquiao vs Vargas PPV card at the Thomas and Mack in Las Vegas.

Photo: Top Rank World champion Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) gears up for a workout at Bones Adams Gym in …


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Julian Williams leads class of Briscoe award winners

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Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

Junior middleweight contender Julian Williams picked up a Briscoe Award as the “2015 Philly Fighter of the Year” Sunday afternoon at Xfinity Live! In South Philadelphia. The annual event celebrates the best achievements of the Philadelphia fight scene, and is named for Philly boxing icon Bennie Briscoe. This was the ninth year for the event, which is presented by PhillyBoxingHistory.com.

Other winners included WBA junior lightweight champion Jason Sosa (Breakout Fighter of 2015), junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer (2015 Performance of the Year), top-ranked super middleweight Jesse Hart (Prospect of the Year), heavyweight Joey Dawejko (KO of the Year), rising super middleweight Christopher Brooker (Rookie of the Year), 4-time national amateur champion Jaron Ennis (Amateur of the Year), and Amir Mansour vs. Joey Dawejko (2015 Philly Fight of the Year). Amateur boxer Atif Oberlton won a special prize, the “Everett Brothers Award”. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com Junior middleweight contender Julian Williams picked up …


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Marco Huck to face Dmytro Kucher Nov 19

By Karl Freitag

IBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KOs) will defend his title against current European champion Dmytro Kucher (24-1-1, 18 KOs) on November 19 at the TUI Arena in Hanover, Germany. Huck was scheduled to face Ovill McKenzie on September 24 in Frankfurt, but Mckenzie pulled out on late notice and the whole card was canceled. Kucher is coming off a first round KO over Enzo Maccarinelli in June, Huck beat Ola Afolabi last February in his most recent ring appearance.

By Karl Freitag IBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KOs) will defend his title against current European champion Dmytro …



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WBO 29th annual convention kicks off in San Juan

By David Finger

The 29th annual WBO convention kicked off Monday night at the beautiful Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event started off with the 19th annual golf tournament at 6AM at the El Legado Golf Club in Guayama. At 7PM the festivities began as numerous WBO officials from around the world hit the Blue Martini near the Hotel Caribe for the welcome cocktail ceremony.

Photo: David Finger
Photo: David Finger

The 2016 Convention continues tomorrow as the General Assembly of the WBO Executive Committee kick off at 8AM in the San Cristobal room at the Hotel Caribe.

By David Finger The 29th annual WBO convention kicked off Monday night at the beautiful Caribe Hilton Hotel in San …


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Lomachenko-Walters Ticket Alert

Tickets to the clash between two-division world champion/two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko and undefeated former world featherweight champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters will go on sale Wednesday (Oct 19) at 1PM ET/10AM PT. Lomachenko and Walters will be battling for Lomachenko’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title on November 26 at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It will be televised live on HBO. Prices are $200, $150, $100, $75, and $50 (general admission), available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.

Tickets to the clash between two-division world champion/two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko and undefeated former world featherweight champion Nicholas “Axe …


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Telemundo wraps up 2016 boxing schedule Friday

The successful TV Series Boxeo Telemundo Ford will close its fall season this Friday from the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. In the main event, coming back after a 3-year hiatus, Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor will face undefeated prospect Fernando “El Cacho” Marin in another all-Mexican “Civil War” scheduled for ten rounds with the vacant WBC Latin welterweight title at stake.

Pintor the nephew of the legendary Lupe Pintor brings a record of 19-2-1, 12 KOs. Marin is the current WBC FECOMBOX beltholder and has credentials of 13-0-3, 9 KOs. (more…)

The successful TV Series Boxeo Telemundo Ford will close its fall season this Friday from the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico …


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Salido injured, Miura fight is off

Golden Boy Promotions is currently working on a new co-main event for the Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith clash on December 17 at the Forum in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, an injury to all-action super featherweight Orlando “Siri” Salido’s back has forced him off the card. Salido (43-13-4, 30 KOs) was penciled in to face fellow slugger Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs) for the WBC interim super featherweight title in a highly anticipated bout. Golden Boy will announce the co-main and full card in the coming weeks.

Golden Boy Promotions is currently working on a new co-main event for the Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith clash on …


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Pacquiao-Vargas Update

Top Rank has announced that there are still tickets available for the November 5 Pacquiao-Vargas card at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The venue, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is playing host to the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday. “Our ticket sales are great with Las Vegas fighters on this card in significant world championship fights. Fans in Las Vegas can still buy their tickets online or by phone,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “And to Mr. Trump’s chagrin, the only drug testing taking place at Thomas & Mack, between now and November 5, will be the ones given by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to the fighters on the Pacquiao-Vargas card.”

Meanwhile, Arum’s longtime rival Don King recently released this video opposing Arum’s presidential choice. Some things never change.

Top Rank has announced that there are still tickets available for the November 5 Pacquiao-Vargas card at the Thomas & …


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Hopkins-Smith set for Dec 17

51-year-old boxing legend Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) will look to add an exclamation point to end his professional career against hard-hitting Light Heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. (21-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round fight from Los Angeles’ iconic Fabulous Forum. The bout will take place Saturday, December 17 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Tickets for the fight – named, “The Final One” — will go on sale Monday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. PT.

51-year-old boxing legend Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) will look to add an exclamation point to end his …


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Greg Cohen Promotions inks welterweight contender Rico Mueller

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of IBF #10-rated welterweight contender Rico Mueller of Germany to a promotional contract. Already the current IBO Inter-Continental Welterweight Champion, Mueller (20-1-1, 14 KOs) is scheduled to face IBF #3 Jeff Horn on October 21 at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Queensland, Australia, in an eliminator for the IBF’s #2 contender position.

With current champion Kell Brook rumored to be moving up in weight, if 28-year-old Mueller is victorious against Horn, he would likely find himself in line to fight top contender Errol Spence Jr., for the vacant world championship, since they would be rated #1 and #2 respectively.

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of IBF #10-rated welterweight contender Rico Mueller of Germany to …


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The 12th Round: Long Live the King, Boxing in Thailand

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son

We begin this week with deep sadness as the WBC has lost a very dear member of the Board of Governors. Carlos Rodriguez passed away peacefully in his home in Argentina in the company of his wife, children and grandchildren. Carlitos dedicated his life to serve boxing and the WBC, always with a smile and willing to serve others with passion and dedication.

Boxing also lost one of the most influential persons who has ever supported our sport, KING Bhumibol Aduluyadej passed away last week in Bangkok, Thailand . The King was a strong supporter and his dedication and determination opened the doors of his country to International Boxing and also opened the doors of the world to Muaythai , which is the national sport in the Kingdom of Siam. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son We begin this week with deep sadness as the WBC has …


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Adrien Broner accused of choking waitress in Vegas nightclub

By TMZSports.com

More trouble for Adrien Broner — who was cited for misdemeanor battery at a Vegas nightclub for allegedly choking a waitress … though the boxer adamantly denies any wrongdoing.

TMZ Sports has learned … cops were called to Drai’s nightclub around 3:30 AM on Sunday when a female server complained that Broner put his hands around her neck and said, “Bitch, I will knock you out.”

When cops arrived they spoke with the accuser and a witness who corroborated her story. Plus, we’re told the incident was captured on video. (more…)

By TMZSports.com More trouble for Adrien Broner — who was cited for misdemeanor battery at a Vegas nightclub for allegedly …


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HBO to televise Ortiz-Scott clash

The previously announced heavyweight showdown between Luis Ortiz and Malik Scott slated for Saturday, November 12 from Monte Carlo will be televised live in the U.S. on HBO, beginning at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

“Fans know Luis Ortiz as a heavyweight knockout machine, and we’re happy to announce his showdown with Malik Scott from Monte Carlo live on our network on Nov. 12,” said Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports.

One of the world’s most intriguing and exciting heavyweights, Luis Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs), looks to add another impressive performance to his resume when he battles Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday, November 12 at Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo. The bout will be televised in the U.S. live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Same day replay at 11:05 p.m. (ET/PT).

The previously announced heavyweight showdown between Luis Ortiz and Malik Scott slated for Saturday, November 12 from Monte Carlo will …


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Harold Lederman & Ron Katz Ring 8 Guest Speakers Tuesday night

Hall-of-Famer Harold Lederman and international matchmaker Ron Katz will be Ring 8’s guest speakers this Tuesday night (October 18th). The monthly meeting starts at 7p ET at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.

“We’re very fortunate to have such knowledgeable speakers,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “Both are highly respected in their areas of expertise, Harold in judging and Ron in matchmaking. Between the two of them with all of their interesting experiences in boxing, our members are sure to enjoy a memorable evening listening and talking to them about boxing.” (more…)

Hall-of-Famer Harold Lederman and international matchmaker Ron Katz will be Ring 8’s guest speakers this Tuesday night (October 18th). The …


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World-rated 168-pounder Zac Dunn returns Nov 25

By Raymond Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBC #6, WBO #7, IBF #8, WBA #14 super middleweight Zac Dunn (22-0, 18 KOs) will challenge Englishman Liam Cameron (19-4, 7 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth title over twelve rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on November 25.

Cameron is coming off a four round stoppage win over Giorgi Beroshvill in 2015. He previously challenged for the Commonwealth title in 2015 losing a twelve round decision to Luke Blackledge.

Dunn captured the IBO world 168-pound title by defeating Max Bursak over twelve rounds in 2015. He made a successful USA debut in 2015, outscoring Derrick Findley over ten rounds in an ESPN-televised contest.

By Raymond Wheatley – World of Boxing WBC #6, WBO #7, IBF #8, WBA #14 super middleweight Zac Dunn (22-0, …


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More details on Joshua-Klitschko

The official announcement is expected shortly, but the fight between IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) and longtime former champ Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) is slated for December 10 at the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Joshua’s IBF belt and possibly the vacant WBA title former held by Tyson Fury could also be on the line. The fighters will reportedly share a combined £30 million purse.

Joshua was originally scheduled to face an opponent to be named on November 26 at the O2 Arena in London, while Klitschko was originally lined to face Tyson Fury on October 29 at the Manchester Arena.

The official announcement is expected shortly, but the fight between IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) and longtime …


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WBA #11 Ogilvie stops Suriyo

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #11 lightweight Brendan Ogilivie (17-1, 9 KOs) stopped Amphon Suriyo (18-2, 14 KOs) in round six of a scheduled ten round WBA Oceania title bout at Eaton Recreation Centre, Bunbury, Western Australia on Saturday. The referee crowned Ogilivie at 2:27.

Suriyo of Thailand, was previously defeated in Australia in June by former IBF 126 pound champion Billy Dib who outscored him over twelve rounds. Ogilvie, 22 years of age, was coming off a ten round draw against Yoshitaka Kato in Japan in June.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #11 lightweight Brendan Ogilivie (17-1, 9 KOs) stopped Amphon Suriyo (18-2, 14 …


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Joshua-Klitschko “virtually there”

Eddie Hearn, promoter of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, said a clash between Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko is close to being announced.

“The deal between the fighters is there,” Hearn told BBC Radio 5 live. “The financial terms are agreed, there was a problem with US broadcasters but that has been sorted. It is now a case of getting the paperwork and the sanctioning in order. Hopefully in a couple of days we will have the official announcement.”

Eddie Hearn, promoter of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, said a clash between Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko is close to …


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Ferguson stops Bercier in four

Story and photos By Ricardo Ibarra

Adding his fifth win of the year inside the distance, Spokane, Washington’s Patrick Ferguson (5-0, 5 KOs) claimed an impressive fourth round TKO over journeyman Leo Bercier (8-20-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Clearwater River Casino in Lewiston, Idaho. In the main event of Beat Boxing Promotions’ inaugural card, Ferguson dropped Bercier early in the fourth before capitalizing with a vicious barrage along the ropes, forcing a stoppage. (more…)

Story and photos By Ricardo Ibarra Adding his fifth win of the year inside the distance, Spokane, Washington’s Patrick Ferguson …


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Contender Doheney stops Guerrero in two

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By Matt Thompson
Photos: Emily Harney

World ranked super bantamweight T.J. Doheney, of Portlaois, Ireland but now fighting out of Dorchester, MA, remained unbeaten with a second-round TKO over journeyman Ernesto Guerrero of Sonora, Mexico in the main event of Saturday’s Halloween “Monster Brawl III” at the Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA. Applying the pressure early, Doheney worked a sustained body attack dropping Guerrero in the first round. The controlled aggression of Doheney simply did not allow the Mexican warrior to mount any serious offense. Doheney continued the assault in the second round, until the fight was stopped at 1:47 of the round. Doheney improves to 16-0 with 11 stoppages, while Guerrero drops to 22-20. Doheney is ranked #8 by the WBA and #14 by IBF. (more…)

By Matt Thompson Photos: Emily Harney World ranked super bantamweight T.J. Doheney, of Portlaois, Ireland but now fighting out of …


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#1 Guevara beats Tomogdan, title shot next

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC #1 light flyweight Pedro Guevara (20-2-1, 17 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unaimous decision over late sub Jerry Tomogdan (21-8-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Guevara won by scores of 120-110, 120-108, 120-108. Hometown hero Guevara was supposed to face WBC champion Ganigan Lopez on this date, but Lopez pulled out two weeks ago due to a calf injury. Lopez was at ringside and said he’s just waiting for a date to fight Guevara.

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In the co-feature, lightweight Jairo “Doberman” Lopez (21-6, 14 KOs) stopped Edgar Puerta (24-9-1, 19 KOs) in round two.

Also, unbeaten super flyweight Karim Arce (8-0, 4 KOs) had to work hard to get past Jairo Gutierrez (2-4, 0 KOs) in a six-rounder.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC #1 light flyweight Pedro Guevara (20-2-1, 17 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unaimous decision …


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Kameda annihilates Chololo Martinez in 1

Former WBO world bantamweight champion Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda (32-2, 20 KOs) returned to the ring after a year off with a spectacular first round KO against Edgar “Chololo” Martínez (20-11, 13 KOs) in a super bantamweight clash on Saturday night at the Gimnasio G2 de Delegación Iztapalapa in Mexico City. Kameda staggered Martinez in the first minute, then moments later laid out Martinez with a left hook to end it.

Photo: Pablo Lozano Reyes
Photo: Pablo Lozano Reyes

In the main event, WBA female minimumweight champion Anabel “La Avispa” Ortiz (23-3, 4 KOs) outpointed Deborah “La Pantera” Rengifo (9-3-1, 3 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 96-94.

Former WBO world bantamweight champion Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda (32-2, 20 KOs) returned to the ring after a year off with …










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