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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

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Broadhurst and Hogan victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF#12 light-heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (19-1, 11 KOs) outscored Michal Ludwizak (14-5-0) over eight rounds at the Eatons Hill hotel, Eatons Hill, Queensland, Australia on Saturday.

Broadhurst controlled the action in all of the rounds and dropped Ludwizak in round seven and eight.

Also in action former world light-middleweight challenger Dennis Hogan (25- 1-1, 7 KOs) defeated Yao Yi Ma (15-2-0) with the WBO Oriental title up for grabs. Hogan and Ma both suffered severe cuts and the bout was halted in round eight and it went to the scorecards with all three judges having Hogan the victor 70-63.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF#12 light-heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (19-1, 11 KOs) outscored Michal Ludwizak (14-5-0) over eight …


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Sosa retains WBA super featherweight world title with UD over Smith

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs) retained his title with a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over Stephen Smith (24-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The heavy-handed Sosa, from Camden, NJ, took the fight to Smith, dropping him in round two. Sosa continued to punish Smith in round three, cutting him over the right eye. Toe-to-toe action in round four after the ring doc checked Smith’s eye. It was a slugfest after that, but Sosa’s strength made the difference. Scores were 116-111, 117-110, 116-112.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs) retained his title with a hard-fought twelve round …



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Stieglitz tops Amar for Euro light heavy belt

By Kurt Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Former super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (50-5-1, 29 KOs) moved up in weight to dethrone European light heavyweight champion Mehdi Amar (33-5-2, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday night at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Stieglitz was in control and scored often with impressive rapid-fire combinations. Scores were 116-112 across the board.

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Robert Stieglitz: “Once again I’ve made a dream come true and hold a major title. Now I’m the best light heavyweight in Europe!” (more…)

By Kurt Freitag Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Former super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (50-5-1, 29 KOs) moved up …


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Ortiz not impressive in snoozefest against Scott

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten former WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Malik Scott 38-3-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Ortiz stalked Scott, who was in survival mode from the opening bell, for the entire fight, but never could put him away. Ortiz dropped Scott in round four and again early in round five. Scott was down again in round nine but managed to go the full twelve. Scores were 120-105, 120-106, 119-106.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten former WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous …




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McDonnell retains WBA bantamweight title

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs) retained his title by controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Liborio Solis (25-5-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Solis took the action to McDonnell and seemed a clear winner, but judges somehow saw it 116-112, 115-113 and 117-111 for the champ.

Former world title challenger Martin Murray (34-4-1, 16 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Nuhu Lawal (23-1, 13 KOs) over twelve rounds in a clash for the vacant WBA Continental super middleweight title. Scores were 116-111, 117-110 and 117-110.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs) retained his title by controversial twelve round unanimous decision …


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Breese defeats Singh

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Jake Ellis

Unbeaten super-middleweight Ryan Breese (10-0) outscored Tej Pratap Singh (7-3-2) over ten rounds via split decision to capture the IBF Australasian title at the Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Singh was the aggressor in all of the rounds but the skillful Breese countered effectively with solid combinations and used clever footwork that had his opponents punches missing the target. Scores 97-93,98-92,92-98.

Breese best win is a points victory over Jaydee Mitchell who recently captured the OPBF championship in Japan.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Jake Ellis Unbeaten super-middleweight Ryan Breese (10-0) outscored Tej Pratap Singh (7-3-2) …


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Goyco upsets Odom

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

South Philly super middleweight Taneal Goyco, 9-9-1, 4 KOs, scored a stunning upset over Maryland’s Jerry Odom, 14-3-1, 13 KOs, at the 2300 Arena in South Philly Friday night. The scheduled 8-rounder was not the main event, co-feature, or one of the many showcase bouts that comprised this 10-bout card, but make no mistake, the fight was the evening’s highlight.

The win evened out Goyco’s modest pro record, which is actually one of his most potent career weapons. Often underestimated on paper due to his unassuming resume, “Spider” Goyco has become a spoiler for rising prospects and a force to be reckoned with in the ring. Friday night, he performed his magic once again.

Odom started the fight well, hurting Goyco with a left hook in round one. His early attack bolstered his confidence and tested Taneal’s gut. It would have been easy for Goyco to fold, as many, including Odom, expected he might. But those thinking that were people who were unfamiliar with Goyco’s typical M.O. Upsets are Spider’s business, and he started his latest miracle in round two. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com South Philly super middleweight Taneal Goyco, 9-9-1, …


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Garcia “going for the knockout” and Vargas is ready to “pull the upset!”

By Kurt Wolfheimer

The hours are counting down for the homecoming of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) as he prepares for his Saturday night non-title tilt against the upset minded Samuel Vargas (25-2-1, 13 KOs) to be held at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

While a big march fight with Keith Thurman looms on the horizon, Garcia knows the risk of this fight and is entirely focused Vargas. “I had a great camp,” said Garcia at the final press conference on Thursday at the Clarion Hotel in Essington, PA. “I took no shortcuts. and I am happy to give my fans in Philly a fight. I am looking to bring more big fights back to the city of Philadelphia. This is the fighting city where it all started for many fighters. I am going to give the fans in Philly what they have been missing. We are going for the knockout!!!” (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer The hours are counting down for the homecoming of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) …



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Results from Sacramento

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee

A split-decision winner after surviving an early knockdown in their first fight four months ago, Vallejo light heavyweight prospect Ryan Bourland (11-1) dominated his rematch with Gilberto Rubio (6-4) of Mexico and scored a sixth-round technical knockout victory in the main event of Friday night’s boxing card at the Sacramento DoubleTree Hotel.

There were no knockdowns but the end came when it was ruled Rubio was unable to continue because of a cut eye.

In other bouts involving Sacramento area fighters, it was heavyweight Blake McKernan KO-3 over Jamel Reynolds of Los Angeles, junior featherweight Mario Ayala TKO-6 over Pablo Cupul of San Diego; and in pro debuts, junior lightweight Tyler Marshall lost by UD-4 to Ivan Vergara of Vacaville and cruiserweight Matt Kim Lee lost by TKO-4 to Marco Delgato of Modesto.

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee A split-decision winner after surviving an early knockdown in their first fight …


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Yamanaka defeats ex-champ Sabillo to win vacant OPBF 105lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

OPBF#2 minimum Ryuya Yamanaka (13-2, 3 KOs), 105, acquired the vacant OPBF 105-pound belt as he displayed his career-best performance in defeating ex-WBO world champ and OPBF#1 Merlito Sabillo (5-4-1, 12 KOs), 105, by a very unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110, 117-111) over twelve technical rounds on Friday in Kobe, Japan. Yamanaka made good use of his speed on hand and foot to frustrate the hardupse-punching southpaw all the way, steadily piling up points with ease. Sabillo often lost his equilibrium due to Yamanaka’s quick sidestepping and absorbed his sharp counters in later rounds.

WBC#8 Shun Kubo (11-0, 8 KOs), a sharp-punching southpaw, 121.75, scored a spectacular TKO victory over Korean Jin-Wook Lim (8-5-5, 2 KOs), 121.5, at 2:56 of the fourth session to keep his OPBF super-bantam belt for the second time. Kubo’s straight left dropped Lim with a thud and the champ swarmed over the damaged challenger with a fusillade of punches to have the referee intervene to save the loser from further punishment. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat OPBF#2 minimum Ryuya Yamanaka (13-2, 3 KOs), 105, acquired the vacant OPBF 105-pound …


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WBC female 102lb champ Koseki keeps belt 17 times

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (23-2-1, 9 KOs) kept her belt seventeen times to her credit when she kept her into submission at 0:36 of the fourth round on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Koseki was too busy for the less experienced challenger, and it became a lopsided affair as the contest progressed. Now that Koseki beat up every possible challenger, her manager Masayuki Ariyoshi reportedly had a tough time looking for Momo’s opponent so that it took a year since her last defense in the previous year. Koseki says, “I may consider moving up to be matched with a more competitive rival.”

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (23-2-1, 9 KOs) kept her belt seventeen …


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Weights from New Bedford

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Briam Granado 150 vs. Zenon Herrera 148
Vinnie Carita 198 vs. Laszlo Hubert 200
JeanPierre Augustin 219 vs. Francisco Mireles 308
Jonathan Perez 125 vs. Malcolm Simms 125
Chris Thomas 166 vs. Roberto Valenzuela 168
Christopher Boykins 239 vs. Jesse Oltmanns 204

Venue: New Bedford High School – 230 Hathoway Blvd New Bedford, MA

Briam Granado 150 vs. Zenon Herrera 148 Vinnie Carita 198 vs. Laszlo Hubert 200 JeanPierre Augustin 219 vs. Francisco Mireles …



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Boxing personality Ronnie Nathanielsz passes

Photo: Peter Maniatis
Photo: Peter Maniatis

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Sad to report that boxing personality Ronnie Nathanielsz has passed away at the age of 81. A television commentator and the dean of Filipino boxing writers, Nathanielsz suffered a heart attack and passed in San Francisco on Saturday night. He was in the U.S. en route to cover Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas. Nathanielsz was a regular in Fightnews.com’s comment section and always offered valuable insights.

Australian boxing promoter Peter Maniatis said, “I first met Ronnie 13 years ago and he has been Australia SEN Radio Ringiside Asian boxing correspondent for the past 6 years. Ronnie has taken our calls from his sick bed and never let the team down or asked for any payment fee for his radio work. That is the type of man Ronnie Nathanielsz was. His character was never questioned and he was a man of principles…Boxing won’t be the same without him, the man who discovered a raw 16-year-old kid by the name of Manny Pacquiao on his TV show.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Sad to report that boxing personality Ronnie Nathanielsz has passed away at the …


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Weights from Detroit

James Gordon Smith 119 vs. Olim Nazarov 119
Muheeb Fazeldin 127.6 vs. Michael Gaxiola 130
Wesley Tucker 147.8 vs. Richard Hall 146.2
Zach Shamoun 119.8 vs. Charles Clark 122
Ja’Rico O’Quinn 121.6 vs. Robert Allen Jr. 121.6
Raphael Sinegal 148.2 vs. Darryol Humphery 151.2
Giorgi Gelashvili 139.8 vs. Larry Ventus 143.6

Promoter: Salita Promotions
Venue: Masonic Temple, Downtown Detroit

James Gordon Smith 119 vs. Olim Nazarov 119 Muheeb Fazeldin 127.6 vs. Michael Gaxiola 130 Wesley Tucker 147.8 vs. Richard …


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Weights from Hermosillo, Sonora

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Zulina Muñoz 115 vs Carolina Álvarez 115
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Julio Barraza 131 vs Samuel González 131
Pedro Campa 142 vs Álvaro Ortiz 140
Jesús Quijada 131 vs Santiago Sandoval 130.8
Ramón Hidalgo 140.5 vs Uriel Torres 141
Silvia Torrres 107.7 vs Verónica Ixehuatl 108
Bruno Sandoval 161 vs Roberto Valdez 162
Eduardo Ramírez 126 vs Alvaro Osuna 126
Sandraa Robles 108 vs Luciana Hernandez 108

Promoter: Zanfer
Venue: Gimnasio Polifuncional Ana Gabriela Guevara, Hermosillo, Sonora
TV: TV Azteca

Zulina Muñoz 115 vs Carolina Álvarez 115 World superflyweight female WBC Julio Barraza 131 vs Samuel González 131 Pedro Campa …


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Weights from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Danny Garcia 146.6 vs Samuel Vargas 145.7
Jarrett Hurd 153.1 vs. Jojo Dan 153.1
Javier Fortuna 132.9 vs. Omar Douglas 132.1
Titus Williams 126.3 vs. Antonio Dubose 127.2
Kyrone Davis 158.6 vs. Carlos Gabriel Ozan 155.7
Milton Santiago 137 vs. Claudio Rosendo Tapia 135.8
Christian Carto 118.6 vs. Leonardo Reyes 114.5
Thomas Velasquez 129.9 vs. Raul Chirino 134.2
Jeffrey Torres 137.7 vs. Joseph Serrano 136.9

Promoter: Premier Boxing Champions
Venue: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: Spike

Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions Danny Garcia 146.6 vs Samuel Vargas 145.7 Jarrett Hurd 153.1 vs. Jojo Dan 153.1 Javier …



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John David Jackson weighs in on Kovalev-Ward

As WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev prepares to face Andre “S.O.G.” Ward live on HBO Pay-Per-View from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada he will once again have former two-time world champion John David Jackson in his corner. Kovalev and Jackson have worked together for several years and all of Kovalev’s big-time fights. Below Jackson breaks down Kovalev’s keys to victory:

What is the one thing Kovalev has to accomplish in the ring in order to beat Ward?

“In order to beat Ward, Sergey has to be able to cut the ring off. He has to make Ward engage and if Ward engages he will make himself vulnerable and leave himself open to the counter-punches. Sergey also has to beat his body down and make Ward, as the rounds go by, depleted of his energy. Then he will get him late with a knockout.” (more…)

As WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev prepares to face Andre “S.O.G.” Ward live on …


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Weights from Magdeburg, Germany

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Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Mehdi Amar 173.5 vs. Robert Stieglitz 173.3
Adam Deines 174.6 vs. Janne Forsmann 174.8
Phillip Nsingi 147.7 vs. Nelson Altamirano 150.8
Domenik von Chrzanowski 161.4 vs. Norbert Szekeres 160.9
Jurgen Uldedaj 192.9 vs. Ondrej Budera 189.2
Tom Dzemski 174.8 vs. Tomas Kugler TBA

Promoter: SES Boxing
Venue: GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt

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Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Mehdi Amar 173.5 vs. Robert Stieglitz 173.3 Adam Deines 174.6 vs. Janne Forsmann 174.8 …


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Weights from Monte Carlo

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

Saturday’s Special Edition of HBO Boxing After Dark begins live at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT from Monte Carlo. The special from Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo features a heavyweight showdown with knockout machine Luis Ortiz taking on Malik Scott.

Luis Ortiz 239.5 vs. Malik Scott 246.4

Jamie McDonnell 118 vs. Liborio Solis 117.7
(WBA bantamweight championship)

Jason Sosa 128.8 vs. Stephen Smith 130
(WBA super featherweight championship)

Martin Murray 167.7 vs. Nuhu Lawal 165.5

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Saturday’s Special Edition of HBO Boxing After Dark begins live at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT from Monte Carlo. …


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Brook: I won’t give up my world title

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook says he won’t give up his world title and is plotting huge unification bouts for 2017. The Sheffield star is back in the gym following a minor operation on the damaged eye socket he suffered in his epic showdown with middleweight king Gennady Golovkin in London in September.

The 30 year old landed the IBF crown with a superb win over Shawn Porter in California in August 2014 before clinical stoppage wins in defences over Jo Jo Dan, Frankie Gavin and Kevin Bizier before stepping up two weights to take on ‘Triple G’.

‘The Special One’ went toe-to-toe with the Kazakh beast over five thrilling rounds in London and after meeting promoter Eddie Hearn in the Steel City yesterday, Brook has vowed to unify the 147lbs division in some mega-showdowns. (more…)

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook says he won’t give up his world title and is plotting huge unification bouts for …


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Angel Garcia: Crawford got a big mouth

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Angel Garcia the father of Danny Garcia had a lot to say in the back and forth battle of words between Crawford and the Garcia camp this week. Here are just some of his thoughts:

“You haven’t got nothing Crawford. You want to bet a million? Danny would whip you ass all over. Move up to one-forty- seven young boy. You know TopRank is taking all your money. You aren’t making any real money anyway. We get two million to three million for an opponent. What do you get?

“Do you believe in Aliens?” said Garcia “Tell Terrance Crawford we might visit him tonight. He won’t sleep tonight, always looking under his bed. He will be looking for the Cuckoo, the Cuckoo.”

“Now Terrance Crawford is fighting Molina and he is a killer. I’m not saying Molina isn’t good. I hope he whips his ass.”

“You know why Crawford is not on HBO no more? They don’t want him. They can’t sell him no more.”

Terrance got a big mouth. I have known him since the USA Championships. He always had a big mouth and nappy hair. Nobody liked him because he is arrogant.

“He is running with that stuff that he beat Danny. Danny whooped his ass in the USA Championships. In the amateurs, there are no losses. When you get robbed it is a bad decision. We sent you home in the USA championships. We sent you packing. Danny was the 2008 Olympic alternate.”

By Kurt Wolfheimer Angel Garcia the father of Danny Garcia had a lot to say in the back and forth …


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Weights from Philadelphia

Adam Lopez 124 vs Carlos Valcarcel 124.7
Ed Brown 140.5 vs Albert Mensah 140.4
Kenneth Sims, Jr. 143.5 vs Jonathan Dinong 144.5
Chrisshawn Alexander 146.6 vs Jaron Ennis 145.1
Taneal Goyco 169.4 vs Jerry Odom 167.5
Tibor Nadori vs 117.2 vs Emmanuel Folly 121.3
Hurshiddek Normatov 155.2 vs Lenwood Dozier 152.6
Corey Edwards 135.8 vs Joshua Jones 135.5
Derrick Webster 170.4 vs Zoltan Sera 167
Damon Simon 118.7 vs Leroy Davila 119

Promoters: GH3 Promotions and Victory Boxing Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia

Adam Lopez 124 vs Carlos Valcarcel 124.7 Ed Brown 140.5 vs Albert Mensah 140.4 Kenneth Sims, Jr. 143.5 vs Jonathan …


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Weights from Sloan, Iowa

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Harmonito Dela Torre 131 vs. Jose Luis Araiza 138.8
Malik Hawkins 147.8 vs. Antonio C. Fernandez 146.4
Skender Halili 153.8 vs. Damien Hill 153
Keith Cournoyer 153.8 vs. Noe Mireles 154.8
Danny Black 154.4 vs. Justin Likeness 154.8
Alexey Zubov 198.2 vs. Jimmie Franklin 199
Keith Collins 166.2 vs. Colby Courter 166.2

Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions, Ringside Ticket Inc. and WinnaVegas Casino Resort
Venue: WinnaVegas Casino Resort, Sloan, Iowa
Television: CBS Sports Network (12:30 ET/9:30 PT)

Harmonito Dela Torre 131 vs. Jose Luis Araiza 138.8 Malik Hawkins 147.8 vs. Antonio C. Fernandez 146.4 Skender Halili 153.8 …


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Weights from Philadelphia

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Photo: Daniel Cork

David Gonzales 140.5 vs Samuel Teah 140
Carlos Rosario 133.5 vs Bobby Hornsby 131
Antowyan Aikens 169 vs Terrence Williams 168
Nicholas Hernandez 154 vs Anthony Prescott 153
Hafiz Montgomery 204.5 vs Julian Poole 223
Darryl Bunting 167 vs Juan Zapata 163
Wesley Triplett 216.5 vs Randy Easton 228.5
Roberto Irizarry 126.5 vs Jules Blackwell 132

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Harrahs Philadelphia
1st Bell: 7:00 PM ET

Photo: Daniel Cork David Gonzales 140.5 vs Samuel Teah 140 Carlos Rosario 133.5 vs Bobby Hornsby 131 Antowyan Aikens 169 …


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Quadruple OPBF title show in Japan today

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Report, photos by Joe Koizumi

A quadruple OPBF title show will take place today (Friday) in Kobe, Japan, where eight participants are willing to bring home the bacon as well as the OPBF belts. The weigh-in results were as follows:

OPBF super-bantamweight title bout (main event)
Champion, Shun Kubo 55.2 kg (121.75 lbs)
vs.
Jin-Wook Lim 55.0 kg (121.25 lbs)

OPBF lightweight title bout
Champion, Masayoshi Nakatani 61.1 kg (134.75 lbs)
vs.
Alan Tanada 60.9 kg (134.25 lbs)

OPBF bantamweight title bout
Champion, Takahiro Yamamoto 53.4 kg (117.75 lbs)
vs.
Mark John Yap 53.4 kg (117.75 kg)

OPBF minimumweight title bout for the vacant championship
Merlito Sabillo 47.5 kg (104.75 lbs)
vs.
Ryuya Yamanaka 47.6 kg (105 lbs)

This show is presented by Shinsei Promotions in association with Ioka Promotions.

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Report, photos by Joe Koizumi A quadruple OPBF title show will take place today (Friday) in Kobe, Japan, where eight …


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Garcia, Vargas final press conference

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Photo: Darryl Cobb / Kings Promotions / Premier Boxing Champions

Undefeated world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and Colombia’s Samuel Vargas went face-to-face Thursday afternoon, one day before they weigh-in for their Premier Boxing Champions on Spike main event showdown taking place Saturday, November 12 from Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

Televised coverage on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features undefeated rising star Jarrett Hurd battling former title challenger Jo Jo Dan plus former world champion Javier Fortuna taking on unbeaten Omar Douglas.

Here is what the participants from Thursday’s event at the Clarion Hotel had to say: (more…)

Photo: Darryl Cobb / Kings Promotions / Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and Colombia’s Samuel Vargas …


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Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Ryan Bourland 174.5 vs. Gilberto Rubio 174
Blake McKernan 194 vs. Jamel Reynolds 195
Mario Ayala 122 vs. Pabo Cupul 122
Ivan Vergara 124 vs. Tyler Marshall 124
Matt Kim Yee 186 vs. Marco Delgado 183.5

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento (CA).
Date: Friday, Nov. 11.
Promoter: Nasser Niavaroni.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Ryan Bourland 174.5 vs. Gilberto Rubio 174 Blake McKernan 194 vs. Jamel Reynolds 195 Mario …


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Inoue brothers to fight for WBO 115lb, 118lb belts

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Report, photos by Joe Koizumi

Inoue brothers will appear in the same show to fight for the WBO belts in Tokyo on December 30. It was announced by Ohashi Promotions on Wednesday. WBO junior bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue (11-0, 9 KOs), making his fourth defense, will face former WBA titlist, veteran compatriot Kohei Kono (32-9-1, 13 KOs) in a sensational matchup. His younger brother, Takuma Inoue (8-0, 2 KOs), only 20, will have an ambitious crack at the WBO bantam throne against Filipino hard-punching southpaw Marlon Tapales (29-2, 12 KOs). Also, IBF junior flyweight titleholder Akira Yaegashi (24-5, 12 KOs) will appear on the same card. An elongated southpaw, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Satoshi Shimizu (1-0, 1 KO)will fight his second pro bout on the undercard.

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Report, photos by Joe Koizumi Inoue brothers will appear in the same show to fight for the WBO belts in …


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Ortiz-Scott Final Press Conference

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

Heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Malik Scott faced off in Monte Carlo at the final press conference for their clash on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on HBO in the US.

The card also features WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell defending his crown against Liberio Solis, WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa defending against Stephen Smith, and former world title challenger Martin Murray facing former interim WBA middleweight champion Dmitry Chudinov.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Malik Scott faced off in Monte Carlo at the final press conference for …


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Trent Broadhurst returns Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF#12 light-heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (18-1, 11 KOs) will clash with Michal Ludwizak (14-4-0) over ten rounds at the Eatons Hill hotel, Eatons Hill, Queensland, Australia on Saturday.

Broadhurst is coming off a victory over American Shawn Miller in August. Ludwizak whom was born and is based in Poland is coming off a stoppage victory over Attila Benkovics in October.

Also in action will be former world light-middleweight challenger Dennis Hogan (24-1-1, 7 KOs) who will clash with Yao Yi Ma (15-1-0) with the WBO Oriental title up for grabs. Hogan coming off a ten round decision victory over Samuel Colomban in September. Hogan was born in Ireland but based in Australia

Ma was born in Taiwan but based in Australia and is coming off a points victory over Patrice Sou Toke in July 2015

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF#12 light-heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (18-1, 11 KOs) will clash with Michal Ludwizak (14-4-0) …


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Terence Crawford: We’re looking to go to hell and back to get the victory

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford and challenger John Molina faced off at their kickoff press converence on Thursday in Omaha for their December 10th fight at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.

Terence Crawford said “We’ve been watching [Molina] for a long time now. We knew he was a dangerous fighter. We’re looking to go to hell and back to get the victory. I know it’s gonna be a great fight.”

John Molina said “All the talking means nothing. Fighter’s fight.”

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said “John Molina is a helluva fighter. We know how dangerous he is. This fight without a doubt is the best fight in the division.”

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford and challenger John Molina faced off at their …


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Q&A: Bilal Akkawy

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Aussie 168 pounder, Bilal Akkawy (14-0, 12 KOs) talks to Fightnews about his stoppage victory over Welshman Kerry Hope, who suffered a broken jaw, in what could be the “Australian Fight of The Year” in 2016.” Also impressive sparring sessions with former WBC 168 pound champion Sakio Bika, the former IBF middleweight champion who was trained by Bilal’s father Michael, Daniel Geale, world-rated Zac Dunn, world light heavyweight challenger Blake Capparello and recent KO victor over Daniel Geale – Renold Quinlan.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Aussie 168 pounder, Bilal Akkawy (14-0, 12 KOs) talks to Fightnews about his …


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Full card named for Saturday’s ‘Detroit Brawl’

The full card has been announced for Salita Promotions’ latest “Detroit Brawl” event at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit, on Saturday, November 12.

In support of the six-round bantamweight main event between Detroit’s undefeated James Gordon Smith (10-0, 6 KOs) and Olim Nazarov (14-2, 8 KOs), will be a full array of local and international talent in the match-ups.

In the night’s co-main event, Muheeb “Flashy,” Fazeldin (8-0-1, 3 KOs) will face Michael Gaxiola (4-9) in a six-round lightweight battle. (more…)

The full card has been announced for Salita Promotions’ latest “Detroit Brawl” event at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit, …


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Englebrecht Named To Top 500 List

111016roy2At a gala event on Wednesday evening, November 9th at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Southern California fight promoter Roy Englebrecht was named to the Orange County Business Journal’s Inaugural Issue of the OC500, which highlighted the 500 most influential business people and opinion shapers in Orange County.

At the Wednesday event, which was hosted by the Orange County Business Journal, Lugano Diamonds and Union Bank, the distinguished group of leaders were each given a personal copy of the November 14th OCBJ issue which lists the OC500 before it hits the newsstands next week.

At a gala event on Wednesday evening, November 9th at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Southern California …


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McDonnell: I want Warren or Haskins after I beat Solis

Jamie McDonnell is targeting mega-fights in 2017 as he defends his WBA World Bantamweight crown against Liborio Solis in Monte-Carlo on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. The Doncaster star extended his winning run to 20 with a clinical ninth round stoppage win over Fernando Vargas at The O2 in London in April.

That win was McDonnell’s fourth successful defence of his WBA crown but the champion is frustrated that his fifth defence is only his second fight of the year.

“It’s been a long wait for this fight,” said McDonnell. “I want to be active and I’ve not been out as much as I’d have liked. But we’ll see this one out and move on to big things hopefully next year. (more…)

Jamie McDonnell is targeting mega-fights in 2017 as he defends his WBA World Bantamweight crown against Liborio Solis in Monte-Carlo …










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