Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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Undercard results from Verona, New York

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Eddie Gomez got back into the win column with a tactical cat & mouse decision over lanky Greek import Dennis Dauti. Dauti employed a traditional European stance- tight, high guard moving forward behind a stiff jab. The 5’7 “ Gomez easily evaded most of what Dauti had to offer, bobbing and weaving under and away, often switching stances between orthodox and southpaw. On a few occasions, the two decided to trade leather toe-to-toe, landing the occasional solid shot which brought the crowd to it’s feet, prompting the calls for more action. In the end, Gomez was too sharp and fast for the methodical Dauti, winning by scores of 79-73 (Wynn Kintz), and 77-74 (Don Ackerman and John McKaie). Gomez moves to 20-2, 11 KOs, while Dauti drops to 14-2, 7 KOs.

The ESPN 2 Golden Boy Boxing card at Verona, New York’s Turning Stone Resort and Casino got off to a quick start at light heavyweight’s Jimmy Garcia and Albert Tulley met in a scheduled four rounder. Syracuse’s Garcia bulldozed Gouverneur, New York’s Tulley via a flurry of well-placed body shots. Tulley rose from knockdown, then when referee Benjy Esteves, Jr. asked if he could continue, Tulley wobbled forward, prompting Esteves to wave it off at 1:46 for a TKO1. Garcia is now 5-0, 3 KOs while Tulley loses his debut at 0-1. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Eddie Gomez got back into the win column with a tactical …


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Weights From Warren, Michigan

Story and photos by Bob Ryder at the scales

Hasim Rahman, Jr 233 vs Demetrius Shaw TBD
Zach Shamoun 119.3 vs Ronald Alston TBD
Antonio Wade 162.5 vs TBA
Eric Moon 184.7 vs Angelo Buchanan 181.2
Daywaun Roseberry 146.8 vs Bobirzhan Mominon 146.8
Issac Flores 133.2 vs Darnell Pettis TBD
Note: Severe weather in area caused flight delays for several fighters to miss initial weigh in

Venue: DeCarlo’s Convention Center, Warren, Michigan
Promoter: Second 2 None Promotions (Kenny Moore, Vi Tran)
Doors: 7 PM
First Bout: 8 PM

photos

Story and photos by Bob Ryder at the scales Hasim Rahman, Jr 233 vs Demetrius Shaw TBD Zach Shamoun 119.3 …



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Shumenov injured, unable to defend against Dorticos

Cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs) suffered an eye injury in training on Wednesday and will not be able to defend his title against Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs) in the main event of a special Saturday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes, April 29 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.

Shumenov-Dorticos has been postponed until Shumenov has completely healed from his injury. It will be rescheduled as soon as Shumenov is healthy enough to return to training. There is no timetable yet on when he is expected to return from the injury.

WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Carlos Zambrano (26-0, KOs) defending his title against once-beaten contender Claudio Marrero (21-1, 15 KOs) has been elevated to the main event. (more…)

Cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs) suffered an eye injury in training on Wednesday and will not be …


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Sakkreerin victorious

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Fahlan Sakkreerin Junior (32-5-1) Stopped Oscar Raknafa (13-14) in round seven to capture the vacant IBF Asia Junior Flyweight title fight on Thursday at Banrattirat, Nonthaburin, Thailand.

Sakkreerin junior controlled the bout as he continually connected with solid left jabs on his shorter opponent. Sakkreerin dropped Raknafa with body shots body in round five and in round six. In round seven Sakkreerin junior dropped Raknafa and the referee crowned Sakkreerin at 0.28. Raknafa was coming off a victory over Muhammad Rachman (65-13-5) former IBF and WBA mini flyweight champion.

In other action, light-welterweight Downua Ruaviking (8-0) stopped Eddy Comaro (33-30-5) in round three of a scheduled six round bout. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Fahlan Sakkreerin Junior (32-5-1) Stopped Oscar Raknafa (13-14) in round seven to capture …




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Berto, Porter, Charlo, Hatley speak

Former world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Thursday two days before they enter the ring for a world title eliminator showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, this Saturday, April 22 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.

Super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo and top rated contender Charley Hatley and their camps exchanged heated words during Thursday’s press conference prior to their co-main event matchup live on SHOWTIME at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.

Here is what the participants had to say Thursday:

Andre Berto:

“I started my career in New York and it feels great to be back here in New York. This is going to be a fantastic night of fights. I go a long way back with a lot these fighters up here. It’s tremendous to see these fighters still dialed-in and at this level. I’m the old vet in the group now. (more…)

Former world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Thursday two days before they enter the ring for a …


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Canelo media day

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotion

Tucked away on a corner of a busy street in South San Diego, California, The House of Boxing gym is exactly that, a boxing gym. No mats for mixed martial arts or an octagon are found here but only vintage boxing posters and photos of ring greats on its walls along with a boxing ring and the assortment of heavy, speed and double-end bags to practice the art of the sweet science. Also about twice a year for the last three usually in the mid afternoon during a weekday, you will find a portable taquero in the back, a mariachi in the front and every major news outlet from both sides of border as well as nearby Los Angeles represented inside to welcome twenty-six year old Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34KO). Alvarez of Guadalajara, Mexico, some years ago purchased a home in the north county of “America’s Finest City” and since his 2014 fight against Alfredo “Perro” Angulo has trained in sunny San Diego.

Now Alvarez, the current WBO super welterweight champion, finds himself on the tail end of training camp for his first fight of the year, a twelve round attraction against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-2-1, 32KO) of Culiacan, Mexico. The fight, announced in January, has sold out the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, for May 6th and has drummed up enough interest to also sell out a number of closed circuit venues in Sin City as well prompting Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez’s promoter, to distribute the HBO Pay-Per-View event on movie screens across the country. (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotion Tucked away on a corner of a busy street …


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Parker: Tyson Fury will be looking for revenge if I beat Hughie

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) has been studying the boxing style of WBO#1 Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) who he will clash with in Auckland, New Zealand on May 6 and knows if he can defeat the Englishman his cousin Tyson Fury will be looking for revenge

“From what I’ve seen of him he is a tall and rangy guy and I’ve been able to see his style and what he does well. He’s got height and reach on me so I’ve got to apply pressure and mix up my attacks,” Parker told livefight.com.

“We don’t know what his tactics will be, but we’ve got our game-plan so we’ll see if he does what he usually does or brings something different on the night.

“It will be important to mix up my attacks; it’s got to be body-head, body-head constantly changing my attack.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) has been studying the boxing …


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Valdez Marriaga Top Rank PPV final press conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Top Rank

Undefeated WBO featherweight world champion Óscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and his opponent NABO champion and number one contender Miguel Marriaga (25-1, 21 KOs) of Columbia held the final press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live for their fight this Saturday April 22, at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California live on Pay Per View.

“Were very proud of this car because we have 3 world champions. The “Three Amigos” defending their titles and the pro debut of a young man who will be a superstar it’s a really memorable night,” Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said in opening the press conference.

Oscar Valdez

“I’m very excited, the fight is almost here. I have been training since January. This is my second chance to put up a good fight at Stub Hub, there is something about that place. My style and Marriaga’s style are perfect for each other. We know Marriaga has what it takes. Expect the best Oscar Valdez,” Valdez said. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Top Rank Undefeated WBO featherweight world champion Óscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico …



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Weights from Verona, New York

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at the scales

Michael Perez 141 vs. Marcelino Nicolas Lopez 140
Rashidi Ellis 147 vs. John Karl Sosa 147*
(IBF North American Welterweight title)

Eddie Gomez 146.75 vs. Dennis Dauti 146
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 178.25 vs. Larry Pryor 178.75
Travell Mazion 154 vs. Juan Jesus Rivera 153
Jimmy Garcia 164.25 vs. Albert Tulley 170.25

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Promoter: Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions)
Matchmaker: Roberto Diaz & Javier Razo
T.V.: ESPN2
Doors Open: 7 P.M., First bell: 7 P.M., Airtime: 10 P.M.

*John Karl Sosa made 147 on the nose in his second attempt. He is now eligible to win the IBF North American welterweight title against defending champ Rashidi Ellis.

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at the scales Michael Perez 141 vs. Marcelino Nicolas Lopez 140 Rashidi Ellis …


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Rigondeaux-Flores added to Ward-Kovalev PPV

Reigning WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) will face WBA interim titleholder Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) in a long-awaited mandatory 12-round WBA title defense that will tarnish one fighter’s perfect record. Rigondeaux vs. Flores has officially been added to the Pay-Per-View undercard of Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 17. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Guillermo Rigondeaux: Some say I’m not exciting but it’s not my fault that once my opponents feel my power, they start running and stop throwing punches. Regardless of that, I’m going to give them what they want. I will be standing in the middle of the ring toe-to-toe and putting on a show for the fans. This is where I’ll show the world what my fans got to see in my last fight in the UK against [James] Dickens.

Moises Fuentes: I never stopped my preparations from the original date and look forward to making the Mexican fans proud when I defeat the great Rigondeaux.

Reigning WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) will face WBA interim titleholder Moises “Chucky” …


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Heavyweight showdown set: Whyte-Wach meet on June 3

Dillian Whyte returns to action in a crunch Heavyweight clash with Mariusz Wach at The O2 in London on June 3, live on Sky Sports. Whyte is back in the saddle after his epic battle with Dereck Chisora in December in Manchester, with the London pair going toe-to-toe over 12 exhilarating rounds that Whyte claimed via split decision.

‘The Bodysnatcher’ now steps up his pursuit of World honours in the capital against Wach, the Pole that took Wladimir Klitschko the distance for four World titles in 2012 and is ranked at number seven in the WBC and 14 in the IBF – and the 29 year old is planning to put in a performance that makes puts the World champions on red alert. (more…)

Dillian Whyte returns to action in a crunch Heavyweight clash with Mariusz Wach at The O2 in London on June …


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Benevidez-Medina clash in eliminator May 20

Unbeaten rising contender David Benavidez (17-0, 16 KOs) will meet exciting former title challenger Rogelio “Porky” Medina (37-7, 31 KOs) in a WBC super middleweight world title eliminator that headlines a special Saturday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes May 20 from Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.

Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features unbeaten featherweight contender Jorge Lara (28-0-2, 20 KOs) taking on hard-hitting brawler Mario Briones (28-5-2, 22 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight fight.

Benavidez and Medina will battle for the mandatory position to challenge for the vacant WBC super middleweight world title that will go to the winner of the agreed to Anthony Dirrell vs. Callum Smith clash.

Unbeaten rising contender David Benavidez (17-0, 16 KOs) will meet exciting former title challenger Rogelio “Porky” Medina (37-7, 31 KOs) …



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Nietes-Nantapech IBF officials named

Officials have been named for the ALA Promotions-presentation of the IBF flyweight championship fight between former two-division champ Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and #4 rated Komgrich Nantapech, taking place on April 29 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Referee Gerard White (USA) will join judges Gregorio Ortega (Philippines), Somsak Sirianant (Thailand), and Katsuhiko Nakamura (Japan). Filipino Fritz Gaston will be flying to Cebu to supervise the fight for the IBF.

Officials have been named for the ALA Promotions-presentation of the IBF flyweight championship fight between former two-division champ Donnie “Ahas” …


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Akavov returns/McGirts reunite Saturday in Phoenix

Boxing makes its way back to the Valley of the sun with a full card of boxing this Saturday night. The event will be promoted by Iron Boy Promotions. The site of the event will be the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak and Alex Vaysfeld of Union Boxing have their fighters appearing on a number of the bouts on show.

Recent world title challenger Artur Akavov (16-2, 7KOs) will take on Josue Ovando (14-13-1, 13KOs). The bout will be fought at a contracted weight of maximum 162 pounds and 8 rounds. It will be the first fight for Akavov since dropping a close decision to WBO middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders this past December. (more…)

Boxing makes its way back to the Valley of the sun with a full card of boxing this Saturday night. …


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All Star Boxing seeks to garnish Canelo’s purse

All Star Boxing is seeking to garnish $8.5 million plus interest from the purse of Canelo Alvarez in his upcoming May 6 PPV fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas. A motion for a “Writ of Garnishment After Judgment” was filed in Circuit Court in Miami, Florida. According to the motion, Canelo has failed to pay All Star Boxing the money owed from the court-ordered judgment earlier this year and doesn’t appear to have visible property on which a levy can be made to satisfy the judgment. Golden Boy Promotions, The MGM Grand Hotel/T-Mobile Arena, and HBO have in their possession or control goods/money belonging to Canelo that can be garnished.

All Star Boxing is seeking to garnish $8.5 million plus interest from the purse of Canelo Alvarez in his upcoming …


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Abraham-Krasniqi Final Press Conference

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Arthur Abraham and Robin Krasniqi faced off Tuesday at the final press conference for their WBO super middleweight eliminator on Satrday in Erfurt, Germany. The bout will be televised in the U.S. on pay-per-view.

Robin Krasniqi: “I have the maximum respect for Arthur. A big name who has achieved everything. But in the ring there can only be one winner. I’ve trained long and hard for my dream to become world champion. As always I’ve been diligent and disciplined. Everything I’ve done in the last six months I’m going to show on Saturday. The reward is a clear victory and the chance to win a world championship fight!”

Arthur Abraham: “I’m a person who doesn’t speak so much, I let actions speak. I’ll show you in the ring how we have trained. I’m going to win and fight for the championship. After that, a few title defenses. But we are now focusing on this fight. Both boxers have a good level. The fans can look forward to it. No matter who is in front of me, they must be beaten…in the ring there is just one thing. I want to win and I will win!” photos

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Arthur Abraham and Robin Krasniqi faced off Tuesday at the final press conference for …



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WBA orders Niyomtrong-Loreto.

The WBA Championships Committee ordered a mandatory fight between minimumweight world Champion Thammanoon Niyontrong (15-0, 7 KOs) from Thailand and number one rated contender Rey Loreto (23-13, 15 KOs) from the Philippines. The camps have a period of 30 days to negotiate. If they fail to reach an agreement, the Championships Committee will set a purse bid.

The WBA Championships Committee ordered a mandatory fight between minimumweight world Champion Thammanoon Niyontrong (15-0, 7 KOs) from Thailand and …


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Ceja-Moreno WBC eliminator in Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a clash of former world champions, Julio “Pollito” Ceja (30-2, 27 KOs) and Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (30-5-1, 12 KOs) meet May 27 in a WBC super bantamweight eliminator for a shot against current champ Rey Vargas. The event will take place at the Amador Convention Center in Panama City and will be broadcast to all of Mexico by Televisa Deportes. Ceja is ranked #5 in the WBC rankings. Moreno is #3.

Also, Saul “Baby” Juárez (23-5-1, 12 KOs), will also face the local star Leroy “Sensacional” Estrada (15-2, 6 KOs) S) in a minimumweight eliminator.

By Gabriel F. Cordero In a clash of former world champions, Julio “Pollito” Ceja (30-2, 27 KOs) and Anselmo “Chemito” …


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Redkach-Mendez collide May 2

Lightweights collide as Ivan Redkach (20-2-1, 16 KOs) battles former world champion Argenis Mendez (23-5-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, May 2 from the world famous Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center in Studio City, California promoted by featherweight world champion and fan favorite Leo Santa Cruz’s Last Round Promotions.

Televised coverage begins with unbeaten super bantamweight prospect Brandon Figueroa (11-0, 8 KOs) battling Mexico’s Luis Saavedra (7-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-round bout and the cousin of three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz, Antonio Santa Cruz (5-2, 2 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Arturo Torres (7-5-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round bantamweight fight.

Lightweights collide as Ivan Redkach (20-2-1, 16 KOs) battles former world champion Argenis Mendez (23-5-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round …


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Helenius to Chisora: You’re getting knocked out

Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) has hit back at claims made by Dereck Chisora’s (26-7, 18 KOs) coach Don Charles ahead of their rematch for the WBC Silver World Heavyweight title on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.

‘The Nordic Nightmare’ holds a controversial split decision win over Chisora from their all-action showdown December 2011, which many, including Charles, believed the British boxer did enough to win. (more…)

Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) has hit back at claims made by Dereck Chisora’s (26-7, 18 KOs) coach Don Charles …


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Khurtsidze arrives in England

Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs), the WBO #1 ranked middleweight contender, has arrived in England and is putting the finishing touches on his preparation for Saturday’s WBO interim championship bout versus #3 Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs). Khurtsidze vs. Langford will take place on Saturday at the Leicester Arena in Leicester, England. The event will be promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and air live on BoxNation in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, the bout will not air live on broadcast television in the United States.

Along with claiming the interim championship, the winner will be named the mandatory challenger to WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

“I am very excited to finally get this opportunity,” said Khurtsidze. “I’ve worked real hard these last few years to get another shot at a world title and I will give my best on Saturday to achieve my dream. It will be an honor to add the first loss to Tommy Langford’s record and to seize the interim WBO middleweight world title. After I defeat Langford, Saunders is next.”

Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs), the WBO #1 ranked middleweight contender, has arrived in England and is putting the finishing …


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Trainer says Charlo ready to deal with Hatley

By Jeff Zimmerman

Although the name Derrick James may not be a household name like other trainers such as Freddie Roach, Nacho Beristain or Robert Garcia, that could change pretty quickly for the 45-year-old former fighter from Dallas, Texas. It has been less than 10 years since his last pro fight, where he went a respectable 21-7-1 12 KOs, and is now on the verge of having 3 world champions under his tutelage.

Photo courtesy of Derrick James

His #1 horse is Errol Spence Jr. who fights Kell Brook May 27th for the IBF welterweight title and is considered by many as the next superstar of the sport. He also has Jermell Charlo, the reigning WBC super welterweight champion, who defends his belt this weekend against Charles Hatley, someone James knows extremely well from their years in the Dallas boxing scene. And then there is Rob Brandt the #3 ranked middleweight by the WBA who is working towards a title shot later this year. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Although the name Derrick James may not be a household name like other trainers such as Freddie …


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Interview: Andre Berto

By Arvin Nundloll
Photos: Stephanie Trapp

Former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto takes on Shawn Porter in a WBC final eliminator with the victor rewarded with a shot against Keith Thurman. Berto spoke to FightNews to tell us more about his plans for the fight, how he believes he’s now back in championship form and what going 12 rounds with Mayweather Jr. does to a fighter.

When asked about challenging Porter in the ring, Berto didn’t play down the threat faced on Saturday night.

“Shawn Porter is the type of kid that a touch, scrappy fighter. He doesn’t mind fighting the best and puts on great shows and a great fight every time and everybody knows he’s one of the top welterweight fighters in the world.” (more…)

By Arvin Nundloll Photos: Stephanie Trapp Former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto takes on Shawn Porter in a WBC final …


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Showtime announces more fight dates

In addition to Klitschko-Joshua, Showtime today confirmed several more boxing telecasts.

Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL
Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) vs. Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs)
(IBF Super Featherweight World Championship)
Venue: Copper Box Arena in London, England

Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Gary Russell Jr. (21-1, 16 KOs) vs. Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17 KOs)
(WBC Featherweight World Championship)
Andre Dirrell (25-2, 16 KOs) vs. José Uzcátegui (26-1, 22 KOs)
(IBF Super Middleweight Interim World Championship)
Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KOs) vs. Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 KOs)
(WBA Super Lightweight Eliminator)
Venue: MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Saturday, May 27 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) vs. Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 19 KOs)
(IBF Welterweight World Championship)
Venue: Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England

Saturday, June 3 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) vs. Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KOs)(WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship)
Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KOs) vs. Jean Pascal (31-4-1, 18 KOs)
(WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Title)
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal

Friday, June 9 – ShoBox: The New Generation
Joel Diaz Jr. (23-0, 19 KOs) vs. Abel Ramos (17-2-2, 12 KOs)
(Super Lightweight)
Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y.

Expected This Summer:
Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and WBC Lightweight World Champion Mikey Garcia in separate events live on SHOWTIME.

In addition to Klitschko-Joshua, Showtime today confirmed several more boxing telecasts. Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL Gervonta Davis …


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Fonfara: Boxing tells you who you are

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“How can I be cocky against Stevenson after losing the first fight?” asks light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara. “Fighting against the world champion? With Virgil Hunter, we’re working on the best possible plan for June 3. Some pretty new stuff, but there’s also old school Plan B – just fight Stevenson rough and tough. He knows what that means.”

Andrzej Fonfara
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

Fightnews.com® immediately interviewed Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO) after Showtime officially announced his WBC light heavyweight title fight against current champion Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KO) on June 3 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “How can I be cocky against Stevenson after losing the first fight?” asks light heavyweight contender Andrzej …


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Showtime lands LIVE Joshua-Klitschko telecast, HBO gets same-day delayed replay

Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and K2 Promotions have reached agreement with U.S. premium television giants Showtime and HBO to televise the most significant heavyweight world championship match in more than a decade. On Saturday, April 29, IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua will face former unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko from a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London.

Showtime is the exclusive U.S. television partner of Joshua, while HBO has an exclusive agreement with Klitschko in the States. Each premium network will produce its own separate telecast of the main event match for the U.S. audience. SHOWTIME will televise its presentation LIVE at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT, while HBO presents a delayed telecast at approximately 10:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and K2 Promotions have reached agreement with U.S. premium television giants Showtime and HBO …


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Luis-Nunez Full Report

By Dave Spencer

Tony ‘Lightening’ Luis (23-3 8KO) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his hometown Cornwall Ontario fans and was victorious as opponent Noe Nunez (17-5-1-13KO) was unable to answer the bell for the 7th round. Luis ripped Nunez with hooks to the body all night and strayed low with one in the 4th that had the Mexican fighter on the canvas for a good three minutes. It was for all intents and purposes the turning point of the fight as Luis easily dominated a very angry fighter who was getting the second best of the exchanges from that point on. Luis seemed on the verge of stopping Nunez at the end of the 6th but got the TKO win when the fighter who turned 30 last Monday sank down to his knees in the corner and was unable to continue. (more…)

By Dave Spencer Tony ‘Lightening’ Luis (23-3 8KO) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his …


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Hatley ready to prove he’s one of the best

By Robert Hughes

This weekend Joe Boxing Fan is going to be asking ‘who the Bleep is Charles “The Future” Hatley and how did he get here?’

Answer: He is the future of boxing in the junior-middleweight division – if you ask him.

How did he get here? That’s a little deeper.

One fact can’t be blown off. “The Future” is the #1 ranked WBC challenger to Jermell Charlo’s title and if Hatley wins Saturday night he will have the ‘real’ super welterweight green and gold belt, not the secondary Silver model.

The boxing future for Hatley has been rambling down a long road for a long time and it has hit a few bumps and one big pothole. It sat behind the wheel going nowhere for long stretches. (more…)

By Robert Hughes This weekend Joe Boxing Fan is going to be asking ‘who the Bleep is Charles “The Future” …


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Mandatory Lippinets next in line for Indongo

Unbeaten IBF junior welterweight world champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) seized the WBA championship from Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KOs) title with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The immediate talk over many social media networks was a unification showdown for Indongo against unbeaten WBC and WBO 140lb champ Terrance Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs).

There are a few roadblocks for that fight to happen immediately as Crawford already has a scheduled May 20th defense against Feliz Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs). Indongo has an IBF mandatory defense against unbeaten Sergey Lippinets (12-0, 10 KOs). Lippinets earned his #1 mandatory status by defeating Leonardo Zappavigna (35-3, 25 KOs) this past December by way of knockout. He then patiently waited as a unification was approved between Indongo and Burns. He feels he has waited long enough and now expects a deal for him to fight Indongo to be agreed upon real soon. (more…)

Unbeaten IBF junior welterweight world champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) seized the WBA championship from Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 …


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Nietes planning to deliver a KO

Barely two weeks before the big night, Donnie Nietes’ camp reports the longest-reigning Filipino world champion and two-time world titlist is ready to make history. Scheduled for a 12-round world title battle against IBF ranked #4 Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand, Nietes stakes his undefeated status as a world champion for nearly 10 years for yet another milestone in Philippine Boxing.

As Nietes fights for a third world title division, he takes the challenge to become the third Filipino champion who’s won world titles in three divisions or more next to eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao and five-division world champion Nonito Donaire.

Nietes disclosed he just finished his 12-round sparring sessions last week and will be starting to slow down by this week. “I feel ready for the fight on April 29,” said Nietes. (more…)

Barely two weeks before the big night, Donnie Nietes’ camp reports the longest-reigning Filipino world champion and two-time world titlist …


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The 12th Round: The Three Minute Risk

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son

I refuse to be a rider on a bandwagon.
My platform is not a bandwagon.

Finally, Women’s Boxing has caught world attention in the news. Unfortunately, about the wrong topic. When there are so many positive things that can and should be done to bolster popularity for the sport, the focus is on… “longer rounds for female fighters”. And despite the wisdom of the science behind the 2-minute round, during this past week, there have been outcries from some women boxers demanding “equality “based on instituting a 3-minute round.

As President of the WBC, I will not jump on the Bandwagon only to see fine athletes crushed beneath its wheels. The easy thing to do would be to try to be popular, pretend to be a hero and agree to change the 2-minute round to 3-minutes. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son I refuse to be a rider on a bandwagon. My platform …


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Shot of the day

Photos: Top Rank

WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez runs the strand of Hermosa Beach in preparation for his title defense against Max Bursak of Ukraine at Stub Hub, Carson Ca. April 22, 2017.

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Photos: Top Rank WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez runs the strand of Hermosa Beach in preparation for …


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Butt, Draw in Cache Creek card

By Jim Jenkins, Courtesy of Sacramento Bee

Former world super-flyweight champion Rodrigo Guerrero (25-6-2) of Mexico suffered a flash first-round knockdown, then was butted unintentionally early in the second round by Mike Ruiz Jr. (11-4-3) of Fresno, causing a gashed eye and forcing a technical draw in their main event Saturday night at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, Calif.

Frustrated Rodrigo Guerrero (left) and Mike Ruiz Jr. raise hands after butt-caused draw in main event. (Photo by Paco Presents)

Promoters Don Chargin and Paco Damian said there is a rematch clause in the bantamweights’ contract for another 10-rounder, so a second chance looms to fight for the International Boxing Association Americas vacant title. (more…)

By Jim Jenkins, Courtesy of Sacramento Bee Former world super-flyweight champion Rodrigo Guerrero (25-6-2) of Mexico suffered a flash first-round …


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Luis stops Nunez

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Tony Luis (23-3) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his hometown Cornwall, Ontario fans and was victorious as opponent Noe Nunez was unable to answer the bell for the 7th round. Luis ripped Nunez with hooks to the body all night and strayed low with one in the 4th that had him on the canvas for a good three minutes. It was for all intents and purposes the turning point of the fight as Luis easily dominated a very angry fighter who was getting the second best of the exchanges. Luis seemed on the verge of stopping the Mexican at the end of the 6th but got the stoppage win when Nunez sank down to his knees in the corner unable to continue.

In the co-feature former Olympian Custio Clayton (11-0) made quick work of Alfredo Chavez rocking him with a right hand and dropping him heavily for a ten count to end the opening round.

By Dave Spencer at ringside Tony Luis (23-3) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his …


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Barrera batters Parker; Alexander tops Rey

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, WBA #4, WBC #8, WBO #13 light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KO’s) TKO’d Paul Parker (8-2, 4 KO’s) on a card promoted by Main Events and televised by HBO Latino. The first three rounds were even with both fighters having trouble finding their distance and scoring consistently. Barerra took over in the 4th and settled down, landing combinations and keeping Parker off balance while winning the exchanges. In a weird exchange, Barrera punched Parker in the chest but also headbutted him which gave him an immense amount of time to recover.

In the 5th, it was all Barrera, dropping Parker twice and the referee called out the contest when Parker was about to drop a third time, bouncing off the ropes. The second knockdown sent Parker entirely across the canvas which tied him up in the ropes for a brief moment. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In the main event at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, WBA #4, …




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