Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Photos: Scott Foster Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the first ...

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell ...

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In shape Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returns tonight

Former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) is ready for the next chapter of his professional career and by the looks of things his seems very determined to get back to the top. The oldest son of the Mexico’s greatest fighter stepped in the scale Friday in Monterrey and weigh-in at 167.8, well under the contract weight of 169 pounds and also under the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Photo: Zanfer

“For me, it’s not just about making weight but feeling good and knowing that I am going to be ready to give it my all in the ring tomorrow night. I worked really hard getting ready for his fight and I am really looking forward to getting into the ring again,” said Chavez Jr. (more…)

Former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) is ready for the next chapter of his professional …


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Parker, Ruiz Post Fight Comments

By David Finger

Newly crowned WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz spoke to reporters following their world championship fight on Saturday night in Auckland, New Zealand.

WBO heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker
Photo: David Finger

Joseph Parker: “I felt when I was using my jab everything flowed well. When I didn’t use it I allowed him to close the gap and throw punches.”

Andy Ruiz: “I thought I was controlling the fight with the jab. But I think he had the advantage in that I fought in his hometown.”

More photos + trainer quotes

By David Finger Newly crowned WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz spoke to reporters following their world championship …



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Parker edges Ruiz for WBO heavyweight title

By David Finger at ringside

For five rounds it looked like Andy Ruiz was poised to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion. Outworking his opponent from New Zealand and rattling the 24-year old Kiwi in the second round Ruiz seemed to dominate the early rounds and racked up what was bordering on an insurmountable lead on the scorecards.

Then he inexplicably stopped throwing punches and began to look for the one big shot that would end the fight.

Parker took advantage of Ruiz’s inactivity and seemed to win the middle rounds on activity alone. By round eight the jab of Parker began to give Andy Ruiz real problems as he also found a home for his right hand. Going into the eleventh round it appeared that Ruiz needed a knockout to win, and sensing the danger he was in, he fought accordingly. Ruiz won the final two rounds with aggression and counter right hands that had Joseph Parker backing up for much of the final minute of the fight. However, although one judge scored the fight 114-114 he was overruled by the other two judges at ringside who scored the fight for Parker by a score of 115-113. Parker improves to 22-0, 18 KOs with the win while Ruiz drops to 29-1, 19 KOs. Fightnews had the fight scored 114-114 as well. Tony Weeks was the referee.

“He’s a great fighter,” Parker said after the fight. “Let’s celebrate New Zealand! We did it!”

By David Finger at ringside For five rounds it looked like Andy Ruiz was poised to become the first Mexican-American …


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Parker-Ruiz Early Results: Horn and Dogboe vanquish foes

By David Finger at ringside

In the co-main event to the Joseph Parker-Andy Ruiz fight in Auckland, WBO and IBF #2 welterweight contender Jeff Horn scored a solid, if not spectacular, win over South Africa’s Ali Funeka. Funeka was credited with a knockdown in round two at the bell, although the replay shows that the knockdown was the result of a clash of heads. In round four another clash of heads led to a cut over the left eye of Funeka and at two minutes of round five Horn dropped Funeka wit a hard overhand right and quick combination upstairs. Funeka rose but barely survived the round after another shot sent him reeling into the ropes at the end of the round. In round six a hard overhand right dropped Funeka and although he got up his legs were clearly not under him and referee Marlon Wright wisely waved off the fight at 0:30 of round six. Horn also was cut over his right eye, an injury that may impact his standing for a possible showdown with Manny Pacquiao early next year.

In an eagerly anticipated international fight in the super bantamweight division, undefeated Isaac Dogboe of Ghana scored a dominant seventh round TKO over crafty Argentine Julian Aristule. Aristule seemed to give Dogboe some trouble in the early rounds but Dogboe kept up an explosive pace and by round seven Aristule was unable to cope with the relentless attack of the prospect from Ghana. Dogboe scored two knockdowns in the seventh round, prompting Aristule’s corner to wave the white towel. With the win Dogboe improves to 16-0 while Aristule slips to 32-7. Dogboe wins the WBO International super bantamweight title as well as the WBO Latino super bantamweight belt with the win. (more…)

By David Finger at ringside In the co-main event to the Joseph Parker-Andy Ruiz fight in Auckland, WBO and IBF …




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Boxing in Venezuela tonight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Venezuela will close the 2017 season this Saturday at the Yesterday Recreation Center inTurmero and will have as a star bout with the Venezuelan prospects Lorenzo Parra II against Edixon Perez. The event promises to be one of the most exciting of the year here. On Friday at the National Stadium Brígido Iriarte de Caracas and all boxers made weight without difficulty.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Venezuela will close the 2017 season this Saturday at the Yesterday Recreation Center inTurmero and will …


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Clarkson annihilates Pryor

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

A packed house at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas Friday night was setup for Top Rank’s super welterweight prospect Joey Alday to build on his fanbase as he was scheduled as the main event in only his fourth professional fight that included some of the top local talent in Dallas Fort Worth. But when Alday, who is guided by Montoya-Ruibal Boxing Management, was unable to secure a suitable opponent by a commission mandated cutoff time of noon of fight night, he was off the card. Alday, sitting ringside, told Fightnews he was disappointed he could not fight and can’t wait to get back in the ring.

That left the door wide open for the charismatic light heavyweight southpaw Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson (19-3, 12 KOs), already scheduled on the card, to take over as the main event against Larry Pryor (10-15, 5 KOs). (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Robert Hughes A packed house at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas Friday night was setup …


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Weights from China

Razvan Cojanu 255 *Zhi Yu Wu 283
(vacant WBO China Zone heavyweight title)

Venue: Hangzhou Stadium, Hangzhou, China
Promoter: Jiashu Chen (China International Boxing Indus)

Note: Wu was a last moment replacement for Alexander Frank (11-0, 9 KOs) of Germany by way of Kazakhstan.

Razvan Cojanu 255 *Zhi Yu Wu 283 (vacant WBO China Zone heavyweight title) Venue: Hangzhou Stadium, Hangzhou, China Promoter: Jiashu …


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Aussie Football Star Gallen Victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxingx

In a nationally televised promotion, Rugby league football star and Australian heavyweight contender Paul Gallen (6-0,3KO’s) outpointed Junior Paulo (0-1-0) over three rounds in the main event at the Hordern Pavilion Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday.

Gallen, 231 pounds, delivered accurate left jabs in round one to keep his powerful opponent off balance in round one but midway into round two Paulo, 264 pounds, had Gallen dazed as he connected with power shots to the head. Gallen recovered to gain control at the conclusion of the round. Round three had Gallen punishing his opponent with accurate head and body shots and Paulo was in trouble at the bell. Scores 30-27, 30-27, 30-28. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxingx In a nationally televised promotion, Rugby league football star and Australian heavyweight contender …



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Cuellar-Mares, Charlo-Williams Officials

Below are the officials assigned for the two world title fights on Saturday night’s Showtime-televised world title twinbill from the Galen Center on the campus Of USC in downtown Los Angeles.

WBA Featherweight World Championship
Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares
Referee: Jack Reiss
Judges: Kermit Bayless, Max DeLuca, Dave Moretti

IBF Jr Middleweight World Championship
Jermall Charlo vs. Julian Williams
Referee: Wayne Hedgepeth
Judges: Eddie Hernandez, Patrick Russell, Zachary Young

Below are the officials assigned for the two world title fights on Saturday night’s Showtime-televised world title twinbill from the …


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Weights from Bethlehem, PA

David Peralta 145.5 vs. Berlin Abreu 147.2
(WBC Latino Title)

Kermit Cintron 147.8 vs. Rosemberg Gomez 147.1
Ronald Ellis 167 vs. Oscar Riojas 169
Erik Spring 150 vs. Grayson Blake 148
Derric Rossy 226.5 vs. Richard Carmack 362.3
Antowyan Aikens 169 vs. Blake Mansfield 167.7
Abraham Nova 127.9 vs. Joshua Santos 127.1
Chordale Booker 155 vs. Dawond Pickney 158.7
Jesus Perez 140.5 vs. Antonio Allen 143

Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
Promoters: GH3 Promotions, King’s Promotions and Sampson Boxing

David Peralta 145.5 vs. Berlin Abreu 147.2 (WBC Latino Title) Kermit Cintron 147.8 vs. Rosemberg Gomez 147.1 Ronald Ellis 167 …


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John Molina: I apologize to the fans, no excuses

By Bill Green

John Molina: I apologize to the fans, no excuses I should’ve made the weight, by no mistake did we not prepare. My body just rejected the cut. Everyone knows me, I’ve never missed weight before. From me to you, as a Nebraskan, I apologize. We did everything the same in camp, prepared just like the Provodnikov fight. My body just can’t make 140 any longer. I’m 33 years old now and I squeezed every drop out but my body just would cooperate. I take full consequences and I will give 100% tomorrow night, the fans will definitely get their money’s worth.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

By Bill Green John Molina: I apologize to the fans, no excuses I should’ve made the weight, by no mistake …


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“Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr Found Dead In Mexico

By Felipe Leon

Early reports indicate featherweight prospect Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr (25-3-3, 15KO) was found dead this morning in Guadalajara, Mexico. Gonzalez Jr was the son of former world champion Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez who won a world title at featherweight in the ’90s. Gonzalez Jr is best known for sending current the then IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton to the canvas twice in the first round in July of last year in San Antonio, Texas. Frampton won the fight via twelve round unanimous decision.

It is reported Gonzalez Jr was found in a vehicle with two more bodies, cause and those responsible are not known at this time.

By Felipe Leon Early reports indicate featherweight prospect Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr (25-3-3, 15KO) was found dead this morning in …



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Nica Concepcion loses title on scale

WBA super flyweight champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion was unable to make the 115lb limit at Friday’s weigh-in in Manchester, England. The vacant world title will be on the line for Yafai only. Concepcion, who was initially 2.4 pounds heavy, only managed to drop three ounces.

Luis Concepcion 117.25 vs. Kal Yafai 114.5
(Vacant WBA super flyweight championship)

Other weights:
Scott Quigg 125.7 vs. Jose Cayetano 127.3
Dillian Whyte 246 vs. Dereck Chisora 250
Callum Smith 167.5 vs. Luke Blackledge 166.6
Luiz Ortiz 241 vs. David Allen 258
Hosea Burton 174.3 vs. Frank Buglioni ??
Conor Benn 147.25 vs. Steve Backhouse 143.6
Katie Taylor 132.1 vs. Viviane Obenauf 131.6

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports Box Office (UK)

WBA super flyweight champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion was unable to make the 115lb limit at Friday’s weigh-in in Manchester, England. …


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Q&A: Andy Ruiz

By David Finger

There is no doubt that history will be made tonight in Auckland, New Zealand when Andy Ruiz and Joseph Parker face off for the vacant WBO heavyweight title. Two undefeated contenders will not only battle for the vacant world title, but also for the opportunity to be either the first Kiwi or the first Mexican to win a heavyweight title. For two nations with as proud a boxing history as New Zealand and Mexico, it will be an end of a streak that rivals the Cubs World Series drought in baseball. Although New Zealand’s David Tua came the closest in recent years, the drought for New Zealand went all the way back to 1883, when Herbert “Maori” Slade fought John L. Sullivan for the world championship. It was historic fight in that it was the first time an ethnic minority would fight for the heavyweight title. But ultimately Slade would come up short, and the drought for New Zealand would begin.

But while every Kiwi is firmly in the back of their local hero Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz is determined to see New Zealand’s drought last a little longer. He has a mission as well: become the first Mexican heavyweight champion in history. Ruiz hails from Los Angeles, but as a native son of Mexicali he has a firm connection to the country of his birth. And he is determined to bring a world title belt back to LA not only for California, but for Mexico as well. Ruiz took some time to speak with the media after the weigh in yesterday. (more…)

By David Finger There is no doubt that history will be made tonight in Auckland, New Zealand when Andy Ruiz …


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Crawford 139.6, Molina 4 pounds heavy

By Bill Green
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Terence Crawford 139.6 vs John Molina Jr 144
(WBC/WBO super lightweight title)
Note: Molina came back later and weighed 143.4

Mason Menard 134.2 vs Ray Beltran 133.8
Sean Monaghan 179.2 vs Fernando Castaneda 177.8
Mike Reed 142 vs Sidney Siqueira 141.6
Kevin Ceja Ventura 135 vs Gregorio Perez Herrera 134.4
Steven Nelson 175.4 vs Chris Harris 175
Chris Arguello 168.4 vs Manuel Medrano 167

Promoter: Top Rank
Venue: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
TV: HBO

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By Bill Green Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Terence Crawford 139.6 vs John Molina Jr 144 (WBC/WBO super lightweight …


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Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams on weight

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Jesus Andres Cuellar 124 vs. Abner Mares 126
(WBA featherweight title)

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Jermall Charlo 153.4 vs. Julian Williams 154
(IBF jr middleweight title)

Sergey Lipinets 139.8 vs. Leonardo Zappavigna 139.6
Erickson Lubin 157 vs. Juan Ubaldo Cabrera 159

Promoter: Premier Boxing Champions
Venue: USC Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: Showtime

Jesus Andres Cuellar 124 vs. Abner Mares 126 (WBA featherweight title) Jermall Charlo 153.4 vs. Julian Williams 154 (IBF jr …



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Weights from Puerto Rico

By Robert Coster

Alfredo Santiago 129 vs Jayson Velez 130

Cindy Serrano 125 vs Calixta Salgado 124.4
(For vacant WBO Featherweight title )

Subiel Matthew140 vs Antonio Sanchez140
Alberto Machado 130 vs Orlando Rizo130

Derrick Cuevas 146.5 vs Daniel Sostre146.4
(WBA Fedecentro welterweight title)

Promotor: Fresh Productions
Venue: Coliseo Cosme Beitia, Catano, Puerto Rico

By Robert Coster Alfredo Santiago 129 vs Jayson Velez 130 Cindy Serrano 125 vs Calixta Salgado 124.4 (For vacant WBO …


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Weights from Monterrey, Mexico

By Felipe Leon

Julio César Chávez Jr 168 vs Dominik Britsch 167.5
Jaime Munguia 157.6 vs Alvaro Robles 157.6
Isaac Rodríguez 165.3 vs Jesus Angel Nerio 169.3
Omar Chávez 158.7 vs Cesar Chávez 158.7
Abner Lopez 146.6 vs Ramon Palomares 144.4
Ramón Hidalgo 142.8 vs Rodolfo Macias 140
Humberto De Santiago 126.7 vs Saul Gutiérrez 126.7
Sergio Sánchez 122.3 vs Roberto Carrizalez 122.3
Cesar Soriano 137.7 vs Galo Santos 136.6
Brayan Gonzalez 131 vs Luis Gerardo Jasso 131
Paola Torres 130 vs Karla Díaz 126.7
Giancarlos Cruz 146 vs Raúl Guerrero 146

Venue: Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: TV Azteca and Bein

By Felipe Leon Julio César Chávez Jr 168 vs Dominik Britsch 167.5 Jaime Munguia 157.6 vs Alvaro Robles 157.6 Isaac …


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30th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony on Sunday

Limited tickets are still available for this Sunday afternoon’s (Dec. 11) 30th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET) at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. Ring 8’s 2016 award winners as follows… (more…)

Limited tickets are still available for this Sunday afternoon’s (Dec. 11) 30th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony …


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Ulises Solis to face Petalcorin in comeback fight

Two time former IBF light flyweight Champion Ulises Solis was in Melbourne Australia today who has fought in 14 World Title bouts.

Solis met up with promoter Peter Maniatis in Melbourne and the topic was a comeback fight for Solis. The fight is planned for mid next year against former WBA champion Randy Petalcorin and Solis said that his brother Jorge Solis, who fought Manny Pacquiao in Texas, would train him if he decides to makes comeback fight.

Former World champion Solis said “Petacorin is a good fighter and a former WBA World Champion. I am a two time IBF World champion. I believe this fight would generate a lot of interest. I am only 35 years old and have not fought for a few years but I am always in the gym training and also training other boxers. I take boxing seriously.

“The offer would have to be good to get me out of retirement”

Peter Maniatis said “Solis is a good name for Petalcorin he has fought in 14 world title fights but has not fought for 3 years and at 35 years of age its up to him to get into shape to fight Petalcorin. I think this fight would be a statement fight for Petalcorin”

Two time former IBF light flyweight Champion Ulises Solis was in Melbourne Australia today who has fought in 14 World …


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Diablo Plan: Beat Harth, then fight for title

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I hope that fans will see a “real man” boxing fight. There’s everything at stake for me, because losing to Harth would mean that I won’t have a chance to fight for a world title. Winning means I’ll be very close. I want to fight for a maximum five years, win the title, defend it a couple of times and finish my career. It doesn’t matter which cruiserweight champion I have to face. And for now, I want to knock him out,” stated former WBC/IBF cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (51-3. 37 KOs). On this super busy December 10 boxing day, he’ll fight Germany’s Leon Harth (14-1, 10 KO) in Wrocław, Poland, for IBF Intercontinental title. Another cruiserweight fight in Wrocław worth watching: Michał Cieślak (14-0, 11 KO), who next year will move his training camp to the USA, vs. also undefeated Nikodem Jeżewski (12-0, 7 KO).

On the scales: Włodarczyk: 199,5, Harth: 195,1; Cieślak: 199,7, Jeżewski: 198,4.

By Przemek Garczarczyk “I hope that fans will see a “real man” boxing fight. There’s everything at stake for me, …


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Golden Boy re-inks Caballero

Former world champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (23-0, 14 KOs) has re-signed a multi-year promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced today. Caballero, who is 26 years old and from the Coachella Valley, is a former IBF Bantamweight World Champion who started his career with Golden Boy Promotions in 2010. He is currently ranked number 11 in the super bantamweight division by the WBC

Former world champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (23-0, 14 KOs) has re-signed a multi-year promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions, …


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Anthony Joshua 249, Eric Molina 237.5

Photo: Matchroom Boxing

Anthony Joshua 249 vs. Eric Molina 237.5
(IBF heavyweight title)

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Showtime

Photo: Matchroom Boxing Anthony Joshua 249 vs. Eric Molina 237.5 (IBF heavyweight title) Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK Promoter: Matchroom …


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Chavez Jr. and Britsch set for clash

By Hesiquio Balderas

Things are heating up in Monterrey, Mexico, for Saturday’s clash between former middleweight champion Julio Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch.

Julio Chavez Jr: ” I trained very hard for this fight. I’ve been in the gym for a long time, doing my best. I’m basically in the best shape since my fight with Martinez. People will get a great fight from me and from my opponent because of our styles.”

Dominic Britsch: “I am here to win. I want to thank Mexico for the warm welcome. I will win the fight because I feel no pressure and because I had a great training camp for this fight. This will be an exciting fight.”

Tickets are still tickets available.

By Hesiquio Balderas Things are heating up in Monterrey, Mexico, for Saturday’s clash between former middleweight champion Julio Chavez Jr …


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Cuellar-Mares/Charlo-Williams Final Presser

By Miguel Maravilla

With only 2 days to go WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO’s) of Argentina and former three-division world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO’s) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico held the final press conference Thursday afternoon at Galen Center Founders Club for their showdown taking place this Saturday at the Galen Center on the campus of U.S.C in Los Angeles live on Showtime.

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Ringstar Sports’ Richard Schaefer opened up the press conference. The company will be promoting their inaugural event. “From top to bottom this is one of the best cards. When you look at these two fights, you really have two events that could be main events anywhere. These four guys are really made for each other,” Schaefer said. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla With only 2 days to go WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO’s) of Argentina and …


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Parker, Ruiz polite at weigh in but promise victory

By David Finger

In what is already shaping up to be the biggest fight card in New Zealand’s history, undefeated heavyweight Andy Ruiz from Mexico and undefeated heavyweight Joseph Parker from New Zealand weighed in this morning at the Britomart Country Club in downtown Auckland New Zealand. Ruiz, who has weighed as much as 297 in his early career, weighed in at 255.7. Parker weighed in at 246.7.

Photo: David Finger

After the weigh in both fighters spoke briefly to the media before answering questions from press row.

“We did the hard work over there in Big Bear and now it’s time to have fun,” Andy Ruiz said after the weigh in. “Show the talent I really have and December 10th we’re going to win.” (more…)

By David Finger In what is already shaping up to be the biggest fight card in New Zealand’s history, undefeated …


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Helu, Musson victorious in Auckland

Story and photos by David Finger

All eyes in boxing may be on Auckland, New Zealand for this weekend’s super fight featuring Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz for the vacant heavyweight title, but with the super fight just one night away a smaller, but no less passionate, crowd came out to support some hometown fighters at the Auckland Boxing Association (ABA) Stadium across town. Craig Thompson and CTP Boxing hosted the “Christmas Cracker” fight card, an annual event at the ABA Stadium. Founded in 1887, the Auckland Boxing Association had made its home at the ABA Stadium since 1992, and the stadium had as much character and charm as many venues twice the size.

The “Christmas Cracker” card fell a night before the Parker-Ruiz PPV clash and featured mostly amateur or “corporate” fights. However the card was rounded off with two professional fights featuring a pair of rising young Kiwis looking to break into the big time much like their countryman Joseph Parker had done. (more…)

Story and photos by David Finger All eyes in boxing may be on Auckland, New Zealand for this weekend’s super …


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Weights from Dallas

By Robert Hughes

Joey Alday 159.5 vs. TBD
Samuel Clarkson 178.75 vs. Larry Pryor 180.5
Alexis Del Bosque 136.25 vs. Mohamed Rodriguez 138.75
DeAnthony Jones TBA vs. Antonio Solarzano TBA
Ray Ximenez 126.0 vs. Raymond Chacon 126.0
Gabriel Rodriguez 126.5 vs. Javier Cepeda 129.5
Thomas Smith 127.0 vs. David Montes 133.75
Jarvis Shepard 153.75 vs. Gilbert Chuen NO SHOW
Amon Rashidi 147.75 vs. Johnathan Bullock 147.0
Even Torres 169.0 vs. Christopher Jones 179.0
Alfredo ‘Freddy’ Mojica 110.5 vs. Adrian Guerra 110.5

Promoter: Golden Eagle Promotions and Montoya Rubial
Venue: The Bomb Factory, Downtown Dallas, Texas

By Robert Hughes Joey Alday 159.5 vs. TBD Samuel Clarkson 178.75 vs. Larry Pryor 180.5 Alexis Del Bosque 136.25 vs. …


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Andy Ruiz 255.7, Joseph Parker 246.7

By David Finger at the scale

Andy Ruiz 255.7 vs. Joseph Parker 246.7
(WBO heavyweight title)

Jeff Horn 146.6 vs. Ali Funeka 146.4
Isaac Dogboe 121.8 vs. Julian Aristile 121.8
Junior Fa 270.1 vs. Pablo Magrini 210
Josh Parker 189.6 vs. Ash McConville 203.4
Shannon O’Connell 121.4 vs. Laura Griffa 121.4
Brown Buttabean 281 vs. Che Barlow 231.5

Venue: Vector Arene, Auckland, NZ
Promoter: Top Rank/Duco
TV: HBO (same day delay)

By David Finger at the scale Andy Ruiz 255.7 vs. Joseph Parker 246.7 (WBO heavyweight title) Jeff Horn 146.6 vs. …


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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

In a cold and rainy afternoon in Monterrey, Mexico former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Dominick Britsch came face to face in the final press conference to promote their 10 round battle that will take place this Saturday in a card promoted by Zanfer Promotions in the Monterrey Arena and that will be televised in the United States by BeIN Sports Español at 11:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Pacific.

Chavez Jr and Britsch sat under a tarp to speak about their fight that well attended by local media and fans. Also at the presser where Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Juan Carlos Torres of Zanfer Promotions and Mexican Olympic gold medalist in the 1984 games in Los Angeles Raul Gonzalez director of Sports for the City of Monterrey and key a figure in bringing the fight here. (more…)

In a cold and rainy afternoon in Monterrey, Mexico former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Dominick Britsch …


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Cotto-Kirkland on Feb 28

Former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) will return February 25 against James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. Cotto and his team are in New York City finalizing the details for the Roc Nation card, which will be televised by HBO PPV. The 36-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has been inactive since November 2015 when he lost by decision to “Canelo” Alvarez. An official announcement is expected shortly.

Former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) will return February 25 against James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) at …


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Photo of the day

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

WBO, WBC Super lightweight champion Terence Crawford and No. 1 Contender John Molina pose during the final Press Conference to announce their bout December 10 live on HBO at CenturyLink Center Omaha.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO, WBC Super lightweight champion Terence Crawford and No. 1 Contender John Molina pose …


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Whyte vs Chisora fight still on; Chisora suspended two-year suspension, £25,000 fine

Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora will still fight in a WBC World Heavyweight title eliminator at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The British Boxing Board of Control held an emergency meeting in Manchester on Thursday afternoon to discuss the clash between the pair at their press conference on Wednesday.

The Board ruled that Chisora would be handed a suspended two-year suspension, a £25,000 fine plus £5,000 costs and that Whyte’s British title would not be on the line.

Both fighters will weigh-in at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester tomorrow but at separate times and will not face-off.

Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora will still fight in a WBC World Heavyweight title eliminator at the Manchester Arena on …


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Arum celebrates 85th birthday in New Zealand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum celebrated his 85th birthday in Auckland New Zealand in the company of Australian boxing journalist Grantlee Kieza who talked about the time they were both at the WBC light heavyweight title bout in Australia when the champion Jeff “Hitman” Harding stopped Tom “The Bomb” Collins when the Englishman retired on his stool at the conclusion of round two.

Arum said that the fans were unhappy with Collins finishing on his stool and he talked on the microphone to the fans to settled them down. Arum also talked boxing greats Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler and Manny Pacquiao. Kieza said he “Just had sensational dinner with Bob Arum talking about some of his boxers Ali, Pacquiao, Leonard Duran Hagler Duran”

Bob Arum is in New Zealand for the WBO#3 Andy Ruiz v WBO#1 Joseph Parker for the WBO heavyweight title on Saturday.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum celebrated his 85th birthday in Auckland New …


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