Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round ...

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, ...

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Be sure to download the February edition of the WBC digital magazine:
English | Spanish

ESPN Boxing Analyst Teddy Atlas has released his top ten P4P list. Vasyl Lomachenko is #1. Chocolatito Gonzalez is #6. GGG? He didn’t make the list. Seriously.

If you feel bad about the Cotto-Kirkland PPV falling through, remember that there are still plenty of other PPV events in the pipeline to spend money on. Starting with the Roy Jones Jr vs. Bobby Gunn PPV on Feb 17, we move on to GGG-Jacobs PPV in March, Pac-Horn probably on PPV in April and Canelo-Junior PPV in May.

Be sure to download the February edition of the WBC digital magazine: English | Spanish ESPN Boxing Analyst Teddy Atlas …


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Green gets revenge and defeats Mundine

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

In a cruiserweight grudge match between former world champions, Danny “The Green Machine” Green (36-5, 28 KOs) scored a controversial ten round majority decision over Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-8, 27 KOs) on Friday night at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia. Mundine staggered the much larger Green badly in round one with a cheap shot on the break and was deducted a point. Green had some good middle rounds, but was deducted a point in round seven. Mundine finished stronger. Scores were 94-94 and 96-94, 98-90 for Green, who avenged a 2006 loss against Mundine.

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont In a cruiserweight grudge match between former world champions, Danny …



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Russell-Escandon Update

The World Boxing Council has announced that the fight between WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs) and interim champion Oscar Escandón (25-2, 17 KOs) is now scheduled for March 11 in Washington, DC, rather than February 18 in Cincinnati. This will be Gary`s second defense of the title that he won two years ago with a fourth-round knockout victory over previous champion Jhonny Gonzalez in March 2015. Escandón won the WBC interim title last year, defeating Mexican Robinson Castellanos via a seventh-round knockout.

The World Boxing Council has announced that the fight between WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs) and …


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Weights from SugarHouse Casino in Philly

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales
Photo by Daniel Cork

Ray Robinson 150.5 vs. Edwin Palacios 150.3
Christian Carto 118.6 vs. Sergio Najera 123
Branden Pizarro 136.4 vs. Abdiel Padilla 137.3
Hairon Socarras 130 vs. German Meraz 128.7
Joseph Adorno 131 vs. Jonathan Hernandez 127.8
Victor Padilla 136.8 vs. Tony Wilson 141
Kali Reis 159.8 vs. Kita Watkins 159.1
Harold Lopez 117 vs. Argenis Armando 119.5

Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions
Venue: SugarHouse Casino

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales Photo by Daniel Cork Ray Robinson 150.5 vs. Edwin Palacios 150.3 Christian Carto 118.6 …




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Collazo KOs Vasquez in six

By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions

In the main event on Thursday from the Horseshoe in Tunica, Mississippi, southpaw Sammy Vasquez (21-2, 15 KOs) looked to bounce back from his first defeat by facing Luis Collazo, (37-7, 20 KOs), himself coming off a layoff after his loss to Keith Thurman. Vasquez established his jab and lateral movement from round 1, circling Collazo to avoid damage while potshotting from the perimeter. As Collazo barreled ahead in the second, Vasquez’s footwork and angles prevented much success. But when Collazo was able to suck Vasquez into more of a slugfest halfway through the third, a left-right combo as Collazo was pressed against the ropes sent Vasquez to the canvas. He beat the count and returned the favor in the fourth by stunning Collazo early with a left, then pressed the action only for Collazo to return vicious fire with his own combinations; the entire round was a barn burner, with each taking turns teeing off and Collazo smartly picking his power shots while pressed against the ropes. After a tit-for-tat fifth, Collazo unleashed a beast of a right hand (set up by a left hook) that positively crumpled Vasquez. Though a count was administered, Vasquez’s clear nonresponse caused ref Bill Clancy to halt the fight at 1:27 of round 6. (more…)

By Tracy Morin at ringside Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions In the main event on Thursday from the Horseshoe in …


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Weights from Puerto Rico

Felix Verdejo 135 vs. Oliver Flores 134
Christopher Diaz 127 vs. Efrain Esquivas 130
Jean Carlos Rivera 125 vs. Roberto Correa 126.8

Venue: Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

Felix Verdejo 135 vs. Oliver Flores 134 Christopher Diaz 127 vs. Efrain Esquivas 130 Jean Carlos Rivera 125 vs. Roberto …


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Kirkland breaks nose, Cotto fight off

Roc Nation Sports today received notification from James Kirkland’s team that Kirkland has suffered an injury which will force him to withdraw from his match against Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The reported injury is a fractured nose. Unfortunately, the entire HBO Pay-Per-View show at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas is cancelled.

For customers who purchased through Ticketmaster via phone, online or mobile channels, you will receive a credit to the method of payment used. If you purchased in person at Ford Center or AT&T Stadium ticket office, bring the tickets and method of payment used at time of purchase to the AT&T Stadium North Ticket Office, located adjacent to Entry A, to receive your refund. If you purchased tickets from any other source, you will need to contact that point of purchase for your refund.

Roc Nation Sports today received notification from James Kirkland’s team that Kirkland has suffered an injury which will force him …


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Broadway Boxing headed to Mississippi

With new insurance requirements having crippled smaller shows in the state of New York, promoters are moving their events out of state. On February 11, DiBella Entertainment’s popular “Broadway Boxing” series will take place over 1,000 miles from Broadway in Biloxi, MS, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, with the return of rising junior welterweight contender Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (18-0, 15 KOs), who will be defending his NABF title for the first time against Colombian Wilfrido Buelvas (18-6, 12 KOs) in a 10-round bout.

Junior middleweight prospect Eric Walker (14-0, 7 KOs) will fight on the undercard in his DBE debut. The 33-year-old turned pro in 2013, after serving 13 years in a Louisiana penitentiary on a conviction of armed robbery. Also returning to the ring for the first time since 2015, former light heavyweight title challenger Cedric Agnew (28-2, 14 KOs) will appear in an eight-round bout.

With new insurance requirements having crippled smaller shows in the state of New York, promoters are moving their events out …



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Briggs-Oquendo going to purse bid

The WBA Championships Committee has called for a purse bid on February 13 for the WBA regular heavyweight title clash between Shannon Briggs and Fres Oquendo. Negotiations were ordered January 2 with a period 30 days to negotiate, but talks failed to yield results, therefore the Championships Committee fast-tracked the purse bid. Percentages are 50/50 because the belt is vacant and the minimum bid is one million dollars.

The proceedings will take place at the WBA offices in Panama City and will be directed by WBA executive board member Aurelio Fiengo.

The WBA Championships Committee has called for a purse bid on February 13 for the WBA regular heavyweight title clash …


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Berchelt gets belted by WBC

By Gabriel F. Cordero

New WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt received his new green and gold belt from WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán on Thursday before hundreds of members of the national and international press along with fans and boxing people in Mexico City. Berchelt dethroned Francisco ‘Bandido’ Vargas by way of the knockout last Saturday at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.

“I didn’t know if I could still be world champion, that my name would be with Chavez, Argüello, Barrera, Morales. I can say that I entered history with gold letters, everyone who talks about me will say that I am a great boxing champion! There is no other nicer belt.”

Sulaimán added, “He has come through the big door to the WBC. He defeated a great champion and we are sure that we will speak for a long time of Miguel Berchelt!”

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By Gabriel F. Cordero New WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt received his new green and gold belt from …


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Telemundo returns Feb 24 from Palm Bay, Florida

The #1 Boxing program on US Spanish television, Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2017 season Friday, February 24 with “Showdown at the Bay VI” from the Tony Rosa Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. The main event is another classic Mexico Vs. Puerto Rico matchup with WBO Latin jr. bantamweight champion Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City, Mexico defends his title against Carlos “The Kid” Narvaez of Manati, Puerto Rico in a bout scheduled for 10 Rounds.

Rodriguez ranked #4 WBO, will be making his 9th appearance on this series in a little over 2 years and brings a record of 15-3, 4 KOs. Narvaez is the current WBC FECARBOX Champion, ranked #15 WBO and brings a perfect record of 15-0, 6 KOs. (more…)

The #1 Boxing program on US Spanish television, Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2017 season Friday, February 24 …


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GYM wins IBF light heavy purse bid

A purse bid was held in the IBF Office today for the light heavyweight eliminator for #1 between Artur Beterbiev vs. Sullivan Barrera. There were two bidders: Groupe Yvon Michel and Main Events. Groupe Yvon Michel bid $251,000 and Main Events bid $181,000. The fight must take place within 90 days.

A purse bid was held in the IBF Office today for the light heavyweight eliminator for #1 between Artur Beterbiev …



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Kalenga returns Feb 18 against WIlson

Former Interim cruiserweight world champion Youri “El Toro” Kalenga will provide chief support February 18 for pro-debuting Moroccan amateur Mohammad Rabii on the “Battle of Casablanca” card, presented by Nowhere2Hyde, at Complexe de Sportif Mohammed V Arena in Casablanca, Morocco. Kalenga (22-3, 15 KOs), fighting out of France by way of The Congo, is currently rated #12 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and #16 by the World Boxing Council (WBC). He takes on Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (17-11-1, 9 KOs), of Philadelphia.

Also in action will be former WBA featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (29-3, 17 KOs), who is world ranked #4 by the WBA and #7 by the WBC. He faces undefeated Hungarian prospect David Nerna (8-0, 8 KOs) in a 10-round bout. (more…)

Former Interim cruiserweight world champion Youri “El Toro” Kalenga will provide chief support February 18 for pro-debuting Moroccan amateur Mohammad …


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Caleb Plant Update

Undefeated super-middleweight contender, Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (14-0, 10 KOs), will be making his 2017 debut on the Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) vs. Gerald Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs) card, taking place at the Legacy Arena, in Birmingham, Alabama on February 25th. Plant will headline his own show on Fox Sports 1 against an opponent TBA on February 25th as part of a multiple telecast event.

Plant, talks about his upcoming fight, sparring with world title contender George Groves (25-3, 18 KOs), and his commentating debut. (more…)

Undefeated super-middleweight contender, Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (14-0, 10 KOs), will be making his 2017 debut on the Deontay Wilder …


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Mundine, Green get in final words

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Anthony Mundine: “My legacy is unsurpassable at the moment. I feel good, I feel strong and I’m ready. There’s a lot of animosity between us. We don’t see eye to eye. There would be no Danny Green if it wasn’t for Anthony Mundine. He’s arrogant, man. He ain’t a people’s man. He ain’t somebody who’s grassroots like me. He thinks he’s better than what he is…I’m taking on a big, bad, heavy gorilla, and I’m in there like a little tiger. But I’ve got to be smart with my attacks, I’ve got to be smart with my defense. My skills pay the bills.”

Danny Green: “The talking’s done. Let’s get this on.”

Michael Buffer will be the ring announcer for the fight. Roy Jones Sr will be in Mundine’s corner with father Tony Mundine.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Anthony Mundine: “My legacy is unsurpassable at the moment. I feel good, I …


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Green vs Mundine II Weights from Adelaide

By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos by Chloe Green

Danny Green 182.5 vs Anthony Mundine 174.8
Nader Hamdan 173.0 vs Trent Broadhurst 176.2
Quade Cooper 200.1 vs Jack McInnes 212.5
Andrew Moloney 117.9 vs Renoel Pael 117.5
Tim Tszyu 157.6 vs Mark Dalby 158.2
Jason Moloney 121.9 vs Marco Demecillio 123.2
Antonio Caruso 166.4 vs Friday Nwaiwu 161.8
David Aloua 205.0 vs Filipo Masoe 207.2
Shane Tuck 193.3 vs Ivan Kolar 193.1

Venue: Adelaide Oval
Promoter: Green Machine, Boxa

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By Brett Bonetti at the scale Photos by Chloe Green Danny Green 182.5 vs Anthony Mundine 174.8 Nader Hamdan 173.0 …



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Another bumper show at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Golden Gloves Promotions have once again come up with a bumper tournament, with three International fights and two quality preliminary fights at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. Heading the bill is a clash between Hekkie Budler and Joey Canoy from the Philippines for the vacant IBO junior flyweight belt and Kevin Lerena who goes in against Namibian Vikapita Merora in a ten round cruiserweight bout. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Golden Gloves Promotions have once again come up with a bumper tournament, with three International fights and …


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Crawford-Diaz in the works

Looks like the Felix Diaz call-out campaign targeting WBC/WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford is paying dividends. Diaz, along with Antonio Orozco, are reportedly in the mix to challenge Crawford on May 20.

Looks like the Felix Diaz call-out campaign targeting WBC/WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford is paying dividends. Diaz, along with …


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Arakawa wins vacant WBO ASPAC 135lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Japanese veteran southpaw Nihito Arakawa (29-6-1, 17 KOs), 134.75, acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific (ASPAC) lightweight belt when he withstood the opening attack of Filipino Anthony Sabalde (12-6-1NC), 134.5, took back the initiative and pounded out a unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113 twice) over twelve heats on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. It was Sabalde, also southpaw, that hurt the shaven skulled Japanese with solid rights and lefts to the midsection in the first round. But Arakawa, 35, former Japanese and OPBF 135-pound titlist, patiently threw workmanlike combinations to the younger foe by eleven years, piling up points steadily. The eighth, however, witnessed Sabalde explode a big southpaw left that had Arakawa staggering to the ropes, but the Filipino couldn’t follow it up to finish the affair despite his rival’s rubbery legs. But Arakawa showed a remarkable recovery and had Sabalde on the verge of a knockdown with a fusillade of punches in the tenth and eleventh to confirm his triumph. For Arakawa, it was his fourth coronation. The referee was Takeshi Shimakawa (Japan) and the WBO supervisor was Leon Panoncillo (US).

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese veteran southpaw Nihito Arakawa (29-6-1, 17 KOs), 134.75, acquired the vacant WBO …


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Late Results from Atlantic City

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna looked sharp as he pitched a shutout, and won a 8-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores in front of a capacity crowd at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The fight was the 6th consecutive sellout crowd at the venue under the Rising Promotions banner.

LaManna used his length, and was effective with his jab as he set up solid body work with both hands and came upstairs to befuddle the 53-fight veteran. (more…)

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna looked sharp as he pitched a shutout, and won a 8-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores in …


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Linares-Garcia clash in the pipeline

WBA lightweight champion (and WBC diamond beltholder) Jorge Linares has commented on newly crowned WBC lightweight king Mikey Garcia’s crushing KO over Dejan Zlaticanin. “I was very impressed with what he did,” said Linares. “He’s a great champion, harboring no doubt he was going to win.”

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has said that Garcia will have to face the victor of the rematch between Linares and Anthony Crolla, which is on March 25.

“It would be a very interesting fight between us,” stated Linares. “We’ll see what happens if he decides to stay at 135 pounds. If he does, we’ll possibly fight this year.”

WBA lightweight champion (and WBC diamond beltholder) Jorge Linares has commented on newly crowned WBC lightweight king Mikey Garcia’s crushing …


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Weights from Mississippi

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions

Sammy Vasquez 146 vs Luis Collazo 145.5
Yordenis Ugas 146.8 vs Levan Ghvamichava 147.2
Ryan Karl 142.6 vs Eddie Ramirez 142.2
Jose M Borrego 141.8 vs Tomas Mendez 142
Michael Seals 177.4 vs Dennis Sharp 170.8
Justin Jones 241.8 vs Rodney Moore 223
Jean Pierre Augustin 216 vs Danny Phippen 247.6
Austin Dulay 134.8 vs Rynell Griffin 138.2

Promoter: Premier Boxing Champions
Venue: Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, Mississippi
TV: FS1 and FOX Deportes

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Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Sammy Vasquez 146 vs Luis Collazo 145.5 Yordenis Ugas 146.8 vs Levan Ghvamichava 147.2 Ryan …


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Lippe-Morrison cut while sparring, fight off

Undefeated heavyweight Trey Lippe Morrison suffered a cut over his left eye while sparring on Tuesday at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles and is unavailable to fight on next Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast. “I’m very disappointed for Trey because this is the best camp that we’ve had together,” said trainer Freddie Roach, who was in his sixth camp with the undefeated heavyweight. “Trey should be healed and back in the gym in three or four weeks to come back stronger than ever.”

Lippe Morrison (13-0, 13 KOs) was set to make his second ShoBox start in an eight-round heavyweight bout against Daniel Martz on Feb. 10 at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla., near his hometown of Vinita. (more…)

Undefeated heavyweight Trey Lippe Morrison suffered a cut over his left eye while sparring on Tuesday at Wild Card Gym …


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WBA orders McDonnell-Solis rematch

The WBA Championships Committee has ordered a rematch between bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell and Liborio Solis. The fighters clashed in November with McDonnell winning a unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 117-111). However, after studying the video at the request Solis’ manager Manuel Pérez Barreiro, a decision was made to call for a rematch. The parties have 30 days to reach an agreement from January 31, otherwise it will go to purse bid with a split of 75% for the champion and 25% for the challenger.

The WBA Championships Committee has ordered a rematch between bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell and Liborio Solis. The fighters clashed in …


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Kauffman-Mansour collide March 17

Kings Promotions has announced a March 17 card featuring a really interesting heavyweight clash between Travis Kauffman (31-1, 23 KOs) and Amir Mansour (22-2-1, 16 KOs), taking place at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. Tickets start at $20.

Kings Promotions has announced a March 17 card featuring a really interesting heavyweight clash between Travis Kauffman (31-1, 23 KOs) …


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Joshua, Klitschko hit NYC

On Tuesday, IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and long reigning former unified heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4-0, 53 KOs) hit New York City for media appearances and to hold a press conference to discuss their April 29 boxing clash set for London’s Wembley Stadium where a sold-out crowd of 90,000 will bear witness. The press conference was held at Madison Square Garden.

Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom/K2/KMG

Anthony Joshua: “This is all about the mind games now, but as we know I’m a man who likes to perform. The obsession has always been there for me and not just in boxing. It starts with self, boxing is a representation of who I am. I’m determined to become the best. That’s my obsession.”

“I’m a man who likes to perform and entertain and that’s away been there. I’ve always want to take on the best. The questions are correct, is it too soon, have my opponents prepared me for this” God would never put me in a position I couldn’t handle, fighting Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 people. But the objective still remains the same.”

Wladimir Klitschko: “I first fought here in 2000 on the undercard of Lennox Lewis vs. Michael Grant, Anthony was 10, it’s crazy to think about time and how fast it runs. When I fought Samuel Peter, his promoter called me dead-man walking, but that man kept walking for a very long time.

“I believe this man has a lot of skills, maybe yes, maybe not he will be the biggest star in boxing. I know there are plans to fight Wilder after me, it’s good to be young and ambitious, but I believe this fight has a lot of questions. Is it too early for him, too late for me? All those questions will be answered on April 29, do I still got it or is it too late? I’m looking forward to his challenge, I have my goal to become three-time world champion and I’m obsessed with it.”

On Tuesday, IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and long reigning former unified heavyweight world champion Wladimir …


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New date and venue for free boxing card

The inaugural boxing show for this year by Sanman Promotions will now be held on February 26 at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City, Philippines. “It will also be officially part of the annual Kalilangan Festival celebration by the city,” said promoter Jim Claude Manangquil, Chief Executive Office of the Sanman Promotions.
The boxing card, dubbed as the “Rise of the Next Champions” was first scheduled at the on Feb. 25.

“We had to change the venue to Lagao Gym because the SM Convention Center could only accommodate around 800 people and that will not be enough,” said Manangquil.

Lagao Gym, which is run by the city government can accommodate at least 5,000 people.

“This is still free to the public so fight fans should not miss this world class boxing,” said Manangquil. (more…)

The inaugural boxing show for this year by Sanman Promotions will now be held on February 26 at the Lagao …


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Boxing Buzz: Khan, Joshua, Klitschko, more

Former world champion Amir Khan made some major changes to his management team, parting ways with his father Shah Khan (who negotiated his fights), his uncle and his best friend. Now Khan says he wants to keep business and family separate and will be working with boxing adviser Asif Vali. He is currently training in the San Francisco area preparing to return to the ring this summer.
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The teams of WBA super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (19-0-1, 11 KOs) and Isaac Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs) have reached an agreement to fight each other on March 18th in Germany.
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Juan “Churritos” Hernández briefly left his training camp at the Otomí Ceremonial Center to attend the WBC´s “Coffee Tuesday” for the 30-day pre-weighing in the run up to the March 4 fight for the vacant WBC flyweight title against undefeated Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai in Thailand. Hernande weighed 122.75, within the 10% limit.
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IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former unified champion Wladimir Klitschko were in New York City Tuesday to promote their April 29 WBA/IBF heavyweight championship clash in London expected to draw a live gate of 90,000+. Still no word on USA television. Joshua has a deal with Showtime, while Wlad has been an HBO fighter.

Former world champion Amir Khan made some major changes to his management team, parting ways with his father Shah Khan …


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Call for suspension of Butler: Incredible video of Montreal aftermath

By Dave Spencer

Aftershocks are still rippling through the Montreal boxing world from the melee that followed the Steven Butler versus Brandon Cook matchup Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

Cook remained undefeated and was victorious with a scintillating 7th round knockout but was quickly knocked to the canvas himself in celebration as bottles and debris were launched into the ring by angry fans upset that their man had lost. A metal wine bucket caught the visiting Ajax, Ontario fighter squarely in the head, just after being shoved by Butler himself.

New video footage shows the full effect of the launched missile along with Butler’s father entering the ring. (more…)

By Dave Spencer Aftershocks are still rippling through the Montreal boxing world from the melee that followed the Steven Butler …


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Lucas Browne to tell his story in new book


By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

The story of Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne will be published next month in a new book titled The World Champion That Never Was by Graham Clarke which will focus on Browne winning the WBA heavyweight title by ten round stoppage on March 5, 2016 over Ruslan Chaegev in Grozny, Russia. Browne was stripped two months later because of a failed drug test administered by VADA. He was banned for six months and stripped by the WBA.

Browne told Fightnews.com® he thinks the drug was planted in his food. Browne’s lawyer appealed the WBA decision and he was successful in receiving an opportunity to challenge for the WBA title again. However, in December while training for a bout with former world champion Shannon Briggs, Browne failed a second VADA drug test that the WBC conducted.

Browne says the drug was mistakenly taken in a pre-workout supplement. The WBA reached a decision on his penalty. A two-year ban which will see Browne back in action after March 2018. Browne is now 37 years of age and vows that he will make it back into the all the world ratings and challenge for the heavyweight championship again. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing The story of Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne will be published next month in …


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Kabayel-Hubeaux final press conference

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Heavyweights Agit Kabayel and Herve Hubeaux faced off at the final press conference before Saturday’s showdown for the European heavyweight title at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany.

Agit Kabayel: “This weapons exhibition of my opponent, the “Hubeaux-double ax” doesn’t impress me one bit. In the ring we’re only boxing. My goal is to be world champion and like Lennox Lewis, the Klitschkos and the great German idols in the division, I want this European title on the way to the top!”

Hervé Hubeaux: The nickname “Double Ax” comes from my name, abbreviated to “Double H” – this also means “Double Ax” in French. In Celtic, this stands for ‘attack and defense,’ but in the ring I’ll use my fists as ‘weapons’ and get my belt!”

SES promoter Ulf Steinforth: “It would be an honor for us to win the European title. It is and will remain a major milestone in sports history. My prediction: This European title fight will be decided by knockout!” photos

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Heavyweights Agit Kabayel and Herve Hubeaux faced off at the final press conference before …


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Promoter loses right to Shumenov-Dorticos

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has notified WBA cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov and WBA Interim cruiserweight title-holder Yunier Dorticos, as well as their representatives, that Caribe Promotions has lost its rights to promote the WBA mandated Shumenov vs. Dorticos title fight. Dorticos’ promoter, Caribe Promotions, originally won the Shumenov vs. Dorticos title fight rights last November with a winning purse bid of $350,001, which required a fight date within 90 days. Although rumored to be held in mid-February in either Miami or Las Vegas, Caribe’s ability to actually promote the fight came into question in January, 2017. The WBA demanded that Caribe confirm its intentions and even granted Caribe additional time to respond, but Caribe failed to file confirmation of a fight date with the WBA. Because Caribe was unable to confirm its intentions, the WBA awarded the rights to the second-highest purse bidder, Tom Brown’s TGB Promotions.

Caribe Promotions forfeits its $35,000 purse bid deposit with 10-percent off the top going to the WBA and remainder ($31,500) distributed to Shumenov and Dorticos, respectively, on a 75-25 percent basis due to its failure to promote the fight.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has notified WBA cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov and WBA Interim cruiserweight title-holder Yunier Dorticos, …


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Vasquez Jr, Collazo final presser

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Welterweight contender Sammy Vasquez Jr. and former world champion Luis Collazo went face-to-face Tuesday ahead of their welterweight showdown that headlines a special three-hour edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Thursday, February 2 from Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.

Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features a pair of exciting matchups. Fast-rising contender Yordenis Ugas will meet Georgia’s Levan Ghvamichava in a 10-round matchup of hard-hitting welterweights while Houston’s Ryan Karl takes on Chicago’s Eddie Ramirez in a 10-round battle of unbeaten super lightweights.

Sammy Vasquez Jr:

“Luis Collazo is a really tough opponent. He’s always game. It doesn’t matter who he fights. I always enjoyed watching him growing up because he’s quick, strong and savvy. (more…)

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions Welterweight contender Sammy Vasquez Jr. and former world champion Luis Collazo went face-to-face Tuesday ahead of …


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New LA Fight Club fights announced

Things will heat up at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, as Golden Boy Promotions puts on three fight cards.

First, on February 3, Golden Boy has Joshua “The Professor” Franco and Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. in previously announced bouts.

Two weeks later on Feb. 17, super lightweight knockout artist, Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (33-1, 27 KOs) will make his statewide debut against Gamaliel “El Platano” Diaz (40-15-3, 19 KOs).

Then, on March 10, local fan favorite Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (16-0, 14 KOs) will face his toughest test to date as he battles for the WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight Championship against Romero “Ruthless” Duno (12-1, 11 KOs).

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Things will heat up at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, as Golden Boy Promotions puts on three fight …


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Laggoune defends WBC Francophone against Ngumbu

Poster Roosdaal, Belgium
Undefeated Belgian lightheavyweight Bilal Laggoune, 20-0-2(10), will face ever dangerous French Doudou Ngumbu, 35-7-0(13), in a defence of his WBC Francophone 175lbs title on Feb 10 in Belleheide center, Roosdaal near Ninove, Belgium.

Laggoune destroyed French Hakim Chioui in 3 rds to win the vacant title last June and his best result is a draw against hard hitting and former EBU champion Dmytro Kucher. Bilal is a former EBU-EU cruiserweight champion before moving down a division.

Doudou Ngumbu has faced the best all over the world and is always a difficult and dangerous opponent and will be a good test for Laggoune to see how far he can go in this division. Ngumbu proved how good he is with a points win against South African Johnny Muller in Monaco in 2014.

The show is promoted by Ezzedine Laggoune, the brother of boxer Bilal, who has put up a fantastic undercard with a Belgian 168lbs titlefight between Timur Nikarkhoev and Mohamed El Achi. Local Belgian stars Jean Pierre Bauwens and Sasha Yengoyan will fight on this very interesting show. Kevin Vanderheyden will make his pro debut.

Undefeated Belgian lightheavyweight Bilal Laggoune, 20-0-2(10), will face ever dangerous French Doudou Ngumbu, 35-7-0(13), in a defence of his WBC …










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