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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.
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.
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.
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.
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…)
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…)
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).
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…)
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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…)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
By Karl Freitag
After his KO win over BJ Flores, WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew tripped into former heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion David Haye, who was looking on at ringside.
Tony Bellew: “You see him? He’s been conning the British public since this pathetic comeback of his started. Listen to me right now. Let’s be totally honest. Them two guys you fought, they are working the nightclub doors or they’re putting the bins away. Them two guys you fought were a joke and you’re robbing everybody who pays to come in the arena. Listen, you predicted BJ was gonna beat me. He got smashed! And you’re gonna get smashed too! You remember what happened when I was at amateur and you was fighting for the British title? Me and Pricey spanked you in the gym and the next day you pulled out. And with ten-ounce gloves on, boy I’ll put you and your pathetic haircut to sleep…I smashed your buddy, your playmate, your playboy, your nightclub buddy and I will smash you the exact same way…Brother, I’m the biggest payday you’ve got right now so b*tch, we’d better do this soon!”
David Haye: His performance was first class. He went out there and beat a very good fighter…but he was taking some big shots in the process. His defense looked very leaky. Against me all it would take is one of those shots….if he wants to come up to heavyweight and the demand is there, I personally think it’s an easy night’s work. I think it’s a one or two round job. I’d probably knock him out with jabs to be honest.
By Karl Freitag
WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over BJ Flores (32-3-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. After a slow round one, Bellew dropped Flores three times in round two and finished him with another knockdown in round three. Time was 2:11. Flores was game, but Bellew had too much firepower. After the fight, Bellew went at rival David Haye at ringside.
WBC #1 cruiserweight Mairis Briedis (21-0, 17 KOs) scored a third round TKO over previously unbeaten Simon Vallily (9-1, 0 KOs). Briedis dropping Vallily with a body shot in round three and staggered him several times before the bout was waved off. Briedis is the WBC’s mandatory challenger in the division. (more…)
Photos: EC Boxing
In an upset, heavyweight Christian Hammer (20-4, 11 KOs) surprised previously unbeaten heavyweight Erkan Teper (16-1, 10 KOs), taking a split decision on Saturday night at the G 18-Halle in Hamburg, Germany. The 29-year-old Hammer often made Teper miss and connected with his own shots over the second half of the fight to claim the vacant WBO European heavyweight title. Scores were 116-112, 117-112 for Hammer, 115-113 for Teper.
Unbeaten heavyweight Adrian Granat (14-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Franz Rill (13-2, 9 KOs) to claim the IBF International heavyweight title.
Unbeaten featherweight Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over Ryan Walsh (21-2-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant European title on Saturday night at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Ceylan recovered from a flash first round knockdown to score a 115-112, 115-112 score on two cards. Walsh was up 117-112 on the third card.
Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com
In the main event at the 2300 Arena Friday night, North Philly’s Tyrone Brunson, 23-6-2, 22 KOs, and Vineland’s Ismael Garcia, 10-0-2, 4 KOs, engaged in a disappointing draw over eight rounds. The fight, expected to be a dramatic crossroads clash between two fighters in need of a win, turned out not to be so. Throughout most of the fight, Garcia boxed cautiously, while Brunson passively followed him around the ring and put off his heavy-fisted attack. The result was a dissatisfying snoozer with little action.
Garcia, long and lanky, couldn’t help but use his jab and boxing skills to set the careful pace. However, he never stepped up the action when Brunson showed his distaste for battle on this night. Tyrone’s disconnection was a gift to Garcia, but he failed to accept the gimmie.
Brunson appeared to be in a similar mood as Garcia. Usually a life or death brawler, Brunson brought none of his usual fire. He landed solo rights in round three and five, but they failed to put Garcia in danger. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
OPBF featherweight champ Ryo Takenaka (15-3-1, 8 KOs), 125.75, retained his regional belt for the second time when he cautiously fought and earned a unanimous decision (118-110 twice, 119-110) over OPBF#1 Randy Braga (19-2-1, 5 KOs), 125.75, Philippines, over twelve hot frames on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Takenaka was once slated to make this fight in July, but his right hand injury caused a postponement for three months. Takenaka was careful of Braga’s southpaw left hand all the way, and failed to follow up for a stoppage only by keeping his distance. Takenaka was leading on points after the eighth on the open scoring system: 79-74, 78-74 twice. He was in command in the last four sessions to confirm his victory and second defense.
Promoter: Misako Promotions.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Naoki Fukuda
Former OPBF 115-pound champ, now campaigning in the bantam category, Ryo Akaho (28-2-2, 18 KOs), 119.25, very barely eked out a split verdict (95-94, 97-94, 94-95) over unheralded speedster Hiroaki Teshigawara (12-2-2, 6 KOs), 119.25, over ten hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Engaging in his second comeback fight since his failure to win the vacant WBO bantam belt on a second-round demolition at the hand of Pungluang Sor Singyu in Thailand in August of the previous year, Akaho had a very tough time coping with the upcoming novice handled by ex-world 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima. The taller upright stylist Teshigawara was in command in the first half thanks to his superior hand speed that really befuddled the prefight favorite Akaho. The more experienced Akaho, however, desperately tried to turn the tide from the eighth and was fortunately awarded a split duke despite a penalization due to his repeated low blow in the final session. Teshigawara may be worth watching, though he needs more physical power and stamina.
Promoter: Yokohama Hikari Promotions.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Naoki Fukuda
Former WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (24-1-1, 20 KOs) announced on Wednesday that he would go on fighting and face Jezreel Corrales to avenge his last and sole defeat in his career via unexpected second-round knockout in the end of this year. The 36-year-old Japanese veteran had registered eleven defenses, but suffered a shocker with the Panamanian southpaw’s opening attack this April. Uchiyama said, “I am eager to regain my belt since I was careless in the first encounter.” If successful, he will be the oldest world champ ever produced in Japan. Time will tell.
By Matt Thompson
Undefeated super bantamweight prospect TJ Doheney (15-0, 10 KOs) – ranked #8 by the WBA and #14 by IBF – returns to the ring tonight against grizzled Mexican veteran Ernesto Guerrero (22-19, 15 KOs) in the eight-round main event of Murphys Boxing’s Halloween “Monster Brawl III” at the Memorial Hall in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Doheney, who was raised in Ireland, has spent the majority of his professional career living and training in Australia but has decided that in order to further his career, a move to the U.S. was the logical step. (more…)
By Ricardo Ibarra
Patrick Ferguson 199.2 vs. Leo Bercier 220
Austin Arnett 154.8 vs. Daryl Gardner 154.8
Erick Hempstead 257 vs. Warren Brocky*
Megan Martin* vs. Wendy Tony 135
Laramie Scott 204.2 vs. Merle SiJohn 221.6
Cedrick Hughie 234 vs. John Villaro 237.8
Andrew Whitfield 170 vs. Dorian Pongah*
*Had not arrived yet at weigh-in time, will weigh-in later today.
Promoter: Beat Boxing Promotions
Venue: Clearwater River Casino, Lewiston, Idaho
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming the rescue of his ex-enemy Adrien Broner … taking the boxing star into his home after Adrien’s Internet suicide scare … TMZ Sports has learned. Floyd’s reps tell us Mayweather saw the post, and reached out to Adrien, inviting him to crash in his Vegas mansion until AB is feeling better.
“Floyd is taking care of Adrien” … says the rep. Looks like the healing has already begun … the two men hit up the Lakers game in Sin City Thursday night … and were tooling all over the strip in Floyd’s million dollar Bugatti.
Adrien has deleted the super scary message from his social media … and looks like he’s having a good time … which is great to see.
Photos: Damon Gonzalez
Mexican super flyweight Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (15-3, 4 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s David Quijano (16-7-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round rematch for Rodriguez’ WBO Latin jr. bantamweight title on Friday night at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 98-92. Rodriguez previously defeated Quijano by UD in June.
A bantamweight clash between Joebert “Little Pac Man” Alvarez and Edwin “Puto” Rodriguez was cancelled at the last minute. “Joebert got food poisoning and was throwing up,” promoter Tuto Zabala told Fightnews.com. “The Commision doctor didn’t allow him to fight.”
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
WBO #3, IBF #5 lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. (35-1-1, 27 KOs) won his third fight of the year with a third round TKO over Alan Herrera (34-9, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Felix dropped Herrera in round three, then got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Referee Raul Caiz waved it off at 1:42.
Unbeaten WBO #12 welterweight and 2008/2012 Olympian Egis “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (15-0, 12 KOs) of Lithuania had to work hard to win an eight round unanimous decision over Las Vegas journeyman Cameron Krael (8-12-2, 1 KO). Scores were 77-75 across the board.
Unbeaten Russian super lightweight Maxim Dadashev (4-0, 3 KOs) outpointed journeyman Eddie Diaz (2-6-2, 0 KOs) over six one-sided rounds. Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 60-53.
By John DiSanto at ringside
Junior middleweights Ismael Garcia, 10-0-1, 4 KOs, and Tyrone Brunson, 23-6-2, 22 KOs, fought to an eight round draw in the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. Scores were 78-74 Brunson, 78-74 Garcia and 76-76.
In the 8-round co-feature bout, junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, won an eight round unanimous decision over Orlando Rizo, 19-8, 11 KOs. Farmer was penalized twice for low blows, but otherwise controlled the action. Scores were 78-72 twice and 77-73.
In the walkout bout, Mile Reed remained undefeated, 20-0, 12 KOs, with a 6th round TKO of Jose Herrera, 21-6-1, 13 KOs. Reed dropped him in the sixth and Herrera’s corner stop the fight. The time was 3:00.
Tomoki Kameda 123 vs. Edgar Alfredo Martínez 122
Anabel Ortiz 104.8 vs. Deborah Rengifo 105
(WBA female minimumweight title)
Alejandro González 124 vs. Juan José Rodríguez 123
Venue: Gimnasio G2, Iztapalapa, Mexico City
TV: Azteca 7, Azteca América, Beinsports
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Pedro Guevara 108 vs. Jerry Tomogdan 106
Edgar Puerta 131 vs. Jairo Lopez 135
Karim Arce 114.4 vs. Jairo Gutiérrez 114.4
Venue: Centro de Usos Múltiples, Mazatlan, Mexico
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Underdogs Steve Jamoye and Ahmed El Hamwi capture titles defeating the local favorites Jean Pierre Bauwens and Meriton Karaxha.
Steve Jamoye bounced back from 2 consecutive defeats to win a unanimous decision in a bloody war against local star Jean Pierre Bauwens. It was scored 97-94, 97-93 and a close 96-95.
Jamoye had a flying start having Bauwens against the ropes and under pressure in the opening round. Jamoye continued to have Bauwens at the receiving end for the next couple of rounds. Bauwens was cut from an accidental headbutt in round 5. The tide changed in the 7 when Bauwens almost knocked Jamoye out with a left uppercut. Jamoye managed to survive the scare and moments later had Bauwens in trouble. At the end a splendid 7th round Bauwens caught Jamoye again but too late in the round. Jamoye bounced back to win the 8th but seemingly very tired was in trouble again in round 9. Jamoye won the BeNeLux superlightweight title.
The other upset of the night saw Belgian licensed Frenchman Ahmed El Hamwi dropping Meriton Karaxha in round 9 and decisively outpoint him by scores of 97-92, 96-93 and 98-91 to win the vacant Belgian superlightweight title.
On the undercard Sasha Yengoyan was exposed by experienced Giuseppe Lauri and had to go the full 8 rounds. The at times wild swinging Yengoyan dropped Lauri in round 2 and 7 but could not stop him.
Former WBC International Silver and WBC Francophone champion Islam Teffahi easily outpointed Hussain Ghulian. Amine Boucetta outpointed Tibor Laczo over 4 rounds and the revelation of the night was Denis Rosescu who knocked out Tony Bilic in the 1st.
Tony Bellew 199.25 vs. BJ Flores 199.2
(WBC cruiserweight title)
Luke Campbell 134.3 vs. Derry Mathews 134.5
Ryan Burnett 117.3 vs. Ryan Farrag 117.2
Sean Dodd 134 vs. Francesco Patera 133.3
Tom Farrell 139.4 vs. Farid Hakimi 139.25
Mairis Briedis 201.6 vs. Simon Vallily 199.5
Rocky Fielding 172.25 vs. Istvan Zeller 166.1
Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
TV: Sky Sports (UK), no USA TV
Tony Bellew says B.J. Flores is a danger to his WBC World Cruiserweight crown as the challenger is in the last chance saloon – but vowed to KO him in the first defence of his strap at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.
Bellew landed the strap with a brutal KO win in May over Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park in a fight that he said was his final crack at landing a World crown after two failed attempts at Light-Heavyweight.
Flores’ only two losses have come on points in World title clashes – Danny Green for the IBO crown in November 2010 and Beibut Shumenov for the interim WBA Strap in July 2015. The 37 year old has admitted that defeat would all but spell the end of his ambitions at the elite level, and although Bellew knows that feeling all too well, he’s ready to use his ‘freaky power’ to destroy the dreams of ‘El Peligroso’. (more…)
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