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Tickets for the blockbuster showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday July 13). Seats are priced between £40 to £500 with VIP tickets available at £1,000. Promoter Eddie Hearn announced the first additions to the undercard yesterday with IBF #1 Charlie Edwards (7-0) challenging Johnriel Casimero for the IBF world flyweight title and unbeaten Conor Benn (son of Nigel Benn) tasting his fourth fight in the paid ranks.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday July 13 at midday to O2 Priority members at www.theO2.co.uk.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday July 14 at midday to Matchroom Fight Pass members from the Fight Pass area at www.matchroomboxing.com and the venue and AXS pre-sale before tickets go on general sale at www.theO2.co.uk.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday July 15 at midday from www.theO2.co.uk.
Kovalev: Chilemba has similar style to Andre Ward…the main aim was to gain experience from this fightAfter successfully defending his world titles against Isaac Chilemba, WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev spoke about the fight. “My promoter and manager chose a fighter that is similar to Andre Ward’s style, so that I will be prepared for the fight with Ward. When they told me that my opponent will be Chilemba because his style is similar to Andre Ward’s style, I was thinking to myself what’s so similar to his style? Their height is different, so at first I didn’t see much, but after the fight I realize that, in fact, he does have similar style to Andre Ward’s: waiting out and counter-attacks, he is not going in much, he waits in defense and waits for the right moment.”
On his preparation for the fight:
“There were obviously some moments during the training with regards to my health, because I got a cold and I didn’t say anything, so the information wouldn’t get to Chilemba, that it might work against me. So myself and my trainer worked hard to overcome this stage and prepared for the fight.” (more…)
By Ognian Georgiev
In the last few months, the International amateur boxing association (AIBA), made a revolutionary move to allow established professional fighters to fight at the Olympic Games. At first, many well known stars commented that they could think about it and possibly participate at Rio Olympics. The likes of Amir Khan, Wladimir Klitschko and Manny Pacquiao were positive about the opportunity. For this to happen, the AIBA made some changes in the qualification process, compared to the previous Olympics. They now included a final tournament where the final 26 Olympic quotas were kept available for professional boxers, fighters from APB (AIBA’s professional boxing competition) and WSB (World Series of Boxing).
The professional governing bodies around the world didn’t like AIBA’s initiative. The counter punch came right away with direct threats towards those, who decided to try their luck at the Olympic qualification. The IBF announced that they will put away from rankings the candidates for Olympic glory for a period of one year. The WBC’s ban was even more severe. Each Top 15 fighter who dared to participate in AIBA events, would not get a permission to fight in a world title fight or to be ranked for a period of two years. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman talked to Fightnews.com® to report that he is in New York and getting excellent sparring for his ESPN-televised clash against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on July 21 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
“I arrived in New York last Friday and I’m training at Pop’s gym in New York,” Soliman said. “My chief sparring partner is South African Brian Lara who has a record of 16-1, 14 KOs. He is excellent and is similar in style to Sergiy Derevyanchenko. We’re doing twelve rounds sparring on Tuesday and six rounds Wednesday, then after that I’ll do pad work to keep sharp. My knee has been excellent and giving me no problems so I will be in 100% fight shape at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut on July 21. I want to thank Fightnews and all my fans for their support. Remember the fight will be televised on ESPN. I promise to deliver the goods on fight night!”
Giovanni De Carolis (24-6, 12 KOs) is confident of retaining his WBA World Super Middleweight title on Saturday night when he returns to Germany to face Tyron Zeuge (18-0, 10 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin.
Having claimed the WBA strap with an eleventh-round TKO win over Vincent Feigenbutz at the Baden-Arena in January, the Italian fighter makes his first defence against another of Germany’s rising super middleweight stars, the undefeated 24 year-old Zeuge. (more…)
WBC’s #1 ranked super lightweight “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (24-0, 16 KOs) will continue to pursue a world championship title as a Golden Boy Promotions fighter, retaining the Los Angeles-based company founded by Oscar De La Hoya as his promoter. Orozco’s multi-year agreement comes ahead of his July 30 fight where he will headline the HBO Latino card against Abner “Jaeger” Lopez (25-5, 19 KOs) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
“Since I was a child I always dreamed to be part of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions,” said Antonio Orozco. “This is where I started my career and this is where I would like to finish. I am at my prime, and re-signing with Golden Boy represents the second chapter of my career of become a world champion.”
VADA has reported the results of random testing under the Clean Boxing Program with both Viktor Postol and Terrence Crawford tests being negative.
WBC supervisor Dr Lorenzo Soberanes has also announced that in the in-competition antidoping test done after the fight between champion Ganigan Lopez and mandatory challenger Jonathan Taconing, both tested negative.
Testing for the WBC Heavyweight fight between Deontay Wilder and Chris Arreola is currently being conducted by the CBP via VADA .
The WBC requires mandatory enrollment of all fighters ranked within the first 15 by August 9.
Breidis Prescott 147 vs. Levan Ghvamichava 148
Malcolm Mcallister 160 vs. Gilberto Pereira 160
Thomas Hill 153.8 vs. Marcos Hernandez 153.2
Manny Robles, Jr. 126.8 vs. Claudio Rosendo Tapia 126.6
Brian Castano 154 vs. Marcus Upshaw 153.2
Venue: Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino. Nice, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
At the one month anniversary first openly gay world title contender boxer Orlando Cruz will visit Pulse night club memorial and the victim’s crosses on Tuesday, July 12th at 12pm to leave boxing gloves and flowers. Cruz an active leader in the LGBT community was in training camp when the terrorist attack occurred. Due to his commitment with a scheduled televised title fight for July 15th in Kissimmee, Florida he was unable to leave his training camp to attend the vigils and memorials for the victims. Cruz sent out a statement stating that he would dedicate his fight on July 15th in Kissimmee to all affected in the tragedy. Cruz lost 4 friends in the tragedy and looks to pay homage with a win this Friday.
When: Tuesday, July 15th 2016
Where: Pulse Night Club Memorial, 1912 South Orange Ave, Orlando, Fla 32806
Narrated by Liev Schreiber, HBO Sports Presents “Terence Crawford: My Fight,” an in-depth look at the undefeated junior welterweight champion, is now available to view in its entirety:
There are only 12 days remaining before Crawford and “The Iceman” Viktor Postol collide in their 12-round world title unification fight to determine the lineal king of the exciting 140 pound division. The battle between Top-10 pound for pound gladiators will take place Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Following Saturday’s boxing telecast on FOX from Birmingham, Alabama, FS1 will continue the ring action with three more bouts. Former world champion Vic Darchinyan (42-8-1, 31 KOs) collides with Enrique Quevedo (16-7-1, 10 KOs) in a ten round super bantamweight bout, undefeated heavyweight Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (17-0-1, 11 KOs) faces TBA in a ten round affair. And, as previously announced, unbeaten welterweight Jamal James (19-0, 9 KOs) meets Wale Omotoso (26-2, 21 KOs) in a third scheduled ten.
The FOX telecast will include WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder defending his belt against Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola, undefeated welterweight contender Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez Jr. against Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz, and unbeaten rising super welterweight Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (15-0, 11 KOs) vs. Ivan Montero (20-1, 8 KOs).
Photos: Alexandr Safonov/Championat.com
WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) defended his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) on Monday night at the DIVS Palace of Sports in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Kovalev pressed the action, while Chilemba looked to frustrate and avoid exchanges. Difficult fight for the champion until late in round seven, when Kovalev dropped Chilemba with a crushing right hand. Chilemba survived the round. Kovalev rocked Chilemba again in round eight. The pace then slowed down for the next several rounds, but Kovalev closed the show by punishing Chilemba in the last round. Scores were 117-110, 116-111, 118-109. Chilemba fought without trainer Buddy McGirt, who had visa problems. His corner was run by his manager Jodi Solomon, who is also one of the few female trainers.
Next up for Kovalev is likely a November showdown with Andre Ward, who must have been pleased with what he saw. Ward has a bout against Alexander Brand scheduled for August 6 in Oakland.
By Joe Koizumi
Unbeaten 19-year-old son of ex-WBC bantam titlist, Juiki Tatsuyoshi (5-0, 3 KOs), 121, proved too powerful and pugnacious—if not technical—in dropping Indonesian #5 bantam Rio Nainggolan (6-3, 2 KOs), 121.5, three times en route to a fine stoppage at 2:11 of the third round in a scheduled six on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Juiki, the son of three-time WBC 118-pound champ Joichiro, exclusively battered the game Indonesian at the side of the belly and sent him to the deck on three occasions in the fatal session. Papa Tatsuyoshi criticized his son’s performance, saying “Juiki must learn punching in combination more rather than throwing only many punches.” Joichiro kept talking before our press people and described him as still amateurish. But Juiki replied, “Always my father’s advice is too long and persistent. I understood it, and I’ll show my improvement next time.” His son seems a good counterpuncher.
Promoter: Osaka Teiken Promotions.
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son
ALL FIGHTS SHOULD BE IN A BOXING RING
The world is going through very sensitive and difficult times. Violence is out of control and every single week reports of killings, riots, bombings and all sorts of tragic events are all over the news all over the world.
Discrimination must not be tolerated. We must learn from history and how such practice has ruined civilizations and has brought misery. The WBC family is united to express its condolences to those who suffered from the shooting in Dallas, where five police officers were killed. (more…)
By Byron Spurlock
FightNews.com® was able to catch Cesar “Corazon” Juarez (18-5, 11 KOs) moments after his shocking win over previously unbeaten WBO #2, IBF #4, WBC #10 junior featherweight “Prince” Albert Pagara (26-1, 18 KOs). “You have to understand I came here to die in the ring,” Juarez told us.
What made you so confident that you were going to win against “Prince” Albert Pagara?
Well, the sacrifice that was made for the preparation was very strong. A lot of discipline, consistency, dedication at home. We trained hard physically and technically. I consider that my focus was the reason that put me afloat in this fight. The desire, the hunger of triumph was made us win tonight. (more…)
Little known flyweight Charlie Edwards (7-0, 3 KOs) will challenge IBF flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero (22-3, 14 KOs) for world title at The O2 in London on September 10. Edwards lands the golden opportunity on the undercard of the colossal World Middleweight title clash between pound-for-pound king Gennady Golovkin and IBF Welterweight ruler Kell Brook.
Edwards has made a big impact on the paid ranks in quick time, picking up the English title in just his fifth fight and the WBC International strap in his seventh, and the 23-year-old talent now faces a huge step-up in what will be his ninth pro fight after he boxes in Berlin this weekend.
Casimero landed the IBF Flyweight crown in May with a fourth round KO over Amnat Ruenroeng, gaining revenge for a points loss for the belt in June 2015. That win made the 26-year-old Filipino a two-weight champion having previously held the IBF Light-Flyweight crown, but Edwards believes he will rip the title from Casimero’s hands. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
Under IBF rules, fighters cannot gain more than ten pounds after making weight the day prior. So on Monday morning, Sergey Kovalev weighed in at 181.6 and Isaac Chilemba weighed 182.6 at the IBF 2nd Day weigh-in. Overall, Kovalev gained 7 pounds, while Chilemba gained 7.8 pounds.
Kovalev had been a 100:1 favorite for weeks, but that number has been bet down to 85:1 (-8500 on Kovalev, +3500 on Chilemba). Still laying those kinds of odds on the Krusher doesn’t seem like a very good value, so the over/under becomes the more playable bet. The fight is +150 to go over 7.5 rounds and -180 to go under 7.5 rounds.
Remember, the live fight at the DIVS Sports Palace in Ekaterinburg, Russia, should be going off in the USA around 1PM ET/10AM PT. HBO’s delayed telecast will air tonight at 10:15 PM ET/PT.
By Boxing Bob Newman
Happy birthday to former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta, who turned 95 on Sunday. The “Bronx Bull” continues to be boxing’s oldest living former world champion. LaMotta is pictured here last month as he attended the 2016 IBHOF festivities last month in Canastota, NY, where he has been a fixture since his induction in the inaugural class of 1990.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat
WBO#15 ex-Japanese flyweight champ Suguru Muranaka (24-2-1, 8 KOs), 117.5, proved too aggressive and agile for Filipino Renoel Pael (19-4-1, 9 KOs), 117, winning a unanimous verdict (79-74, 78-74 twice) over eight fast rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Muranaka, unbeaten in last nine years, had forfeited his national flyweight belt on the scale, having failed to make the 112-pount limit at 114.75. Despite his dejection and disappointment, Muranaka defeated the mandatory challenger Tetsuma Hayashi by a unanimous nod in April last year. Muranaka this night displayed versatile combinations upstairs and downstairs to have the Filipino on the defensive all the way to show his strength and stamina before the audience.
WBO #2, IBF #4, WBC #10 junior featherweight “Prince” Albert Pagara (26-1, 18 KOs) has been discharged from Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California, following his brutal eighth round KO loss to former world title challenger Cesar “Corazon” Juarez on Saturday night. According to ALA Promotions, the attending doctor advised Pagara could fly back to the Philippines on Monday. All the tests, including the CT scan, came back negative. The doctor also advised not to have Prince Albert participate in any contact sports for at least two weeks.
“It is unfortunate that Albert Pagara suffered his first career loss tonight,” said ALA Promotions President/CEO Michael Aldeguer. “But on a positive note, we’re very grateful with the crowd turnout. We had exciting fights from the first bout down to the main event and tickets were sold out. Overall, it was a successful show – achieving ALA Promotions, ABS-CBN Sports, and TFC’s thrust to stage world-class boxing events all over the world. We’re excited to do even a bigger show later this year at a bigger venue in Stubhub Center, LA on September 24th.”
Photos: Alexandr Sanfonov/Championat.com
Sergey Kovalev 174.6 vs. Isaac Chilemba 174.8
(WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight titles)
Venue: DIVS Sports Palace, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Promoter: Main Events
TV: HBO (delayed)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
Super featherweight Jairo “Doberman” Lopez (20-6, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Sergio “Dandy“ Puente (24-3, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Jose Sulaiman in Monterrey, Mexico. Lopez prevailed 116-113, 117-112 and 117-111 to claim a vacant WBC regional belt.
In the co-feature, WBC #2, WBA #5 super featherweight Miguel “Mickey” Roman (56-11, 43 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Jerope “Niño de Oro“ Mercado (27-8-3, 9 KOs). Roman put Mercado on the deck in round three and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:10.
Albuquerque boxing fans enjoyed eight action-packed bouts Saturday night at the Santa Ana Star Center, with the main event of the evening earning “fight of the night” honors. Super lightweight Fidel “Atrisco Kid” Maldonado, Jr. (22-3-1, 19 KOs) recovered from a knockdown in the second round of his bout with Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. (17-19-1, 15 KOs), only to knock down Cuevas twice in the same round to win the contest by KO. Time was 1:00. Cuevas, son of Hall of Fame former welterweight champion, is now 1-10-1 in his last twelve fights. (more…)
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
Featherweight Manuel Avila (21-0) of nearby Fairfield kept his spotless record intact with a 10-round unanimous decision over Prosper Ankrah (24-8) of Ghana in Saturday night’s pro boxing main event at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks. All three judges scored it a shutout, 100-87, giving the fast-rising Avila the vacant IBA Americas title in a cakewalk. A desperate Ankrah lost points more than once on fouls.
The eight-round semi-main went to super bantamweight Manuel Roman of Paramount, Calif., by majority decision over Javier Gallo of Mexico. (more…)
By Byron Spurlock at ringside
Photos: Erik Killin
Former world title challenger Cesar “Corazon” Juarez (18-5, 11 KOs) scored a spectacular upset eighth round KO over previously unbeaten WBO #2, IBF #4, WBC #10 junior featherweight “Prince” Albert Pagara (26-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, California. Pagara dropped Juarez at the end of round one with a clean left hook, but Juarez, who gave Nonito Donaire all he could handle, relentlessly pressured and broke down the 22-year-old Filipino. Juarez battered Pagara in round seven, then finally put him on the canvas with a barrage of punches in round eight. “Prince Albert” tried to rise, but then sank back down to the canvas for the count. Time was :15.
WBO #1 junior welterweight Jason “El Niño” Pagara (39-2, 24 KOs) scored an explosive third round KO over journeyman Abraham “The Swift” Alvarez (21-10-1, 10 KOs). A right hand dropped Alvarez for the count. Time was :55. The overmatched Alvarez lost for the ninth time in his last thirteen fights. (more…)
By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Carl Klingenberg / Top Rank
Unbeaten WBC #11 super lightweight contender and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (18-0, 13 KOs) of Avenal, California, scored a fourth round TKO over Tomas Mendez (22-8, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, on Saturday night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Leemore, California. It looked like it would be a quick night when the popular Ramirez, who has previously fought in front of sellout crowds in Central California, dropped Mendez three times in round one. Mendez first hit the canvas from a Ramirez left hook to the jaw. He was floored again from a Ramirez barrage on the corner, and went down a third time from a body shot, but somehow Mendez survived. Ramirez continued to punish the gutsy Mendez and referee Jack Reiss finally waved it off with Mendez under heavy fire in round four. Time was :53. Impressive performance from Ramirez, who retained his WBC Continental Americas title.
Kicking off the UniMas “Solo Boxeo” telecast, super featherweight prospect Andy “El Tiburon” Vences, (16-0, 10 KOs), earned a workmanlike unanimous decision over tough Mexican Moises Delgadillo, (17-15-2, 8 KOs). Scores for the eight round bout were 77-75, 78-74, and 79-73.
Vences fought at a measured pace, relying mostly on his jab and superior quickness to avoid Delgadillo’s slower, looping punches. That kept Vences out of harm’s way but also allowed Delgadillo to gain confidence as he used Vences’ lack of urgency against him, winning rounds simply by virtue of being the busier fighter. However when he needed to Vences was able to regain the momentum, often with his right hand and superior accuracy.
“He took a lot of good shots,” explained Vences, who had some extra motivation due to his grandfather having come from Mexico to see him fight for the first time. “It was a little tough in there because he knew how to get to me, but it was a great learning experience for me.”
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In the day’s biggest upset so far, undefeated super middleweight Joe Louie Lopez, (8-1, 5 KOs), was knocked out by the first punch from journeyman Ernesto Martinez, (12-10-1, 6 KOs) at 0:19 of the first round of a scheduled six round bout. Martinez landed a right hand on Lopez’s chin that dropped Lopez so quickly everyone assumed it was a slip. However Lopez staggered badly around the ring after getting up, prompting an immediate stoppage as the crowd gasped and tried to figure out what had just happened. (more…)
Photos: Dave Nadkarni/Premier Boxing Champions
Undefeated rising super featherweight contender Mario Barrios (16-0, 8 KOs) outpointed former title challenger Devis Boschiero (39-5-1, 21 KOs) over twelve mostly uneventful rounds in an IBF world title eliminator for the #2 rating on Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey. Barrios’ eight inch height advantage was too much for Boschiero to overcome. Barrios dropped Boschiero in round twelve finishing what was otherwise a dull fight. Scores were 120-107 on all three cards.
In an action packed co-feature, unbeaten super lightweight Eddie Ramirez (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Jessie Roman (20-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92.
Vargas, Venezuela, has been the home of the first APB/WSB Olympic Qualification Event open to all pro boxers since the change in AIBA statute ratified at the Extraordinary Congress held on June 1 in Lausanne. It was also the occasion for AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu to welcome WBA President Gilberto Jésus Mendoza to the Jose Maria Vargas Dome to enjoy the finals, which featured four pro boxers from non-AIBA organisations.
WBA President Gilberto Jésus Mendoza: “Ensuring the long term development of our sport is the only thing that should matter, and it was essential to come to Vargas to witness this unique tournament. After thorough discussions with AIBA President Dr Wu, it has become obvious that we need to start working on mutual projects that will benefit boxing and our boxers.”
AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu: “This APB/WSB Olympic Qualification tournament undoubtedly marks a step-change for our sport, with all pro boxers able to participate and earn quota places to Rio 2016. The presence of WBA President Gilberto Jésus Mendoza outlines our willingness to collaborate with all organisations that share our values and work for the best interests of the boxers.”
Both WBA and AIBA have agreed to envisage future partnerships covering all aspects of boxing from event organisation, boxer management and new championships, to training courses.
Photos: Alexandr Safonov/Championat.com
WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba faced off at their final press conference in advance of their world championship fight on Monday night at the DIVS Sports Palace in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The fight will be televised in the United States on HBO (same day tape-delayed).
Sergey Kovalev: Hello to everybody here in my homeland of Russia. I hope you are all going to be here Monday night to support me…the hardest time of my training camp is past now and I am going to give you a good show. My opponent, Chilemba, is very motivated and that is why he is so dangerous. But I am also motivated. There are a lot of fights in my future.
Isaac Chilemba: For the last 10 years of my career, I got into a few title fights. I won the IBO super middleweight title. Since I moved to light heavyweight we have been chasing the WBC title. And we came up short three times. Now I have a shot at three world titles. I really believe God works in mysterious ways. This is my time. This is my destiny. I believe I was destined to be WBO, WBA and IBF world champion…in my life I have been through a lot of obstacles. I stumble and fall and I know how to pick myself up. I have been through hell and made it back. Nothing can stop me. (more…)
Photos: Pablo Lozano / All Star Boxing Inc
Local lightweight Antonio “Toño” Moran (20-1, 13 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Juan Pablo “Lagarto” Sanchez (30-12, 14 KOs) of Tabasco, Mexico, on Friday at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. The taller Moran won by scores of 98-92, 97-93, 96-94 to claim the WBC Latino silver lightweight belt.
On the undercard, bantamweight Salvador “Pelon” Juarez ((6-3-2, 2 KOs) won an eight round split decision over Martin “Pini” Casilla (15-7-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 78-75, 78-75 for Juarez, 77-75 for Casilla.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang
IBF #11 112 pounder Eaktawan Krungthepthonburi (20-3) clearly outscored Jayar Diama (7-8-5) over twelve rounds in an nationally televised promotion. Eaktawan captured the vacant IBF Asia Flyweight title fight on Friday at Samroiyod Beach, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand. Eaktawan was the aggressor from opening bell and had the tough Filipino, Diama on the backmove continually.
Scores were, 117-111, 119-109 and 119-109.
Fidel “Atrisco Kid” Maldonado, Jr. 142.4 vs. Gerardo “Pepino” Cuevas 143.8
Matthew “Diamond Boy” Griego 118.2 vs. Marco Alcaraz 120.8
Brian “La Bala” Mendoza 148.2 vs. Daniel Calzada 149.6
Jesus Alex Holguin 131.2 vs. George Roybal 130.6
Jaron “Boots” Ennis 145 vs. Tavorus Teague 145
Carlos “El Tiburon” Sanchez 144.4 vs. Christopher Russell 141.2
Elijio Sena 271.6 vs. Brandon Farron 214.8
Ronald Baca 251.6 vs. Randy McCarty 212.6
Venue: Santa Ana Star Center
Promoter: Victory Boxing Promotions
Tickets: $54.75, $29.75. Doors open at 6PM, first bell at 7PM
Courtesy: Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
Manuel Avila 122.5 vs. Prosper Ankrah 123.7
Manuel Roman 121.2 vs. Javier Gallo 121.4
Alberto Torres 129.6 vs. Jesus Sandoval 130
Ryan Bourland 174.4 vs. Gilberto Rubio 173.4
Pedro Moreno 133.1 vs. Derick Bartlemay 134
Blake McKernan 195.5 vs. Michael Gonzalez 204.2
Venue: Cache Creek Casino Resort at Brooks, Calif.
Date: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9
Promoters: Don Chargin Promotions and Paco Presents
Photos: Carl Klingenberg/Top Rank
Jose Ramirez 138.8 vs. Tomas Mendez 139.8
Andy Vences 130.4 vs. Moises Delgadillo 131
Joe Louie Lopez 167.8 vs. Ernesto Martinez 167
Eric Altamirano 136.2 vs. Daniel Tran 135.8
Quilisto Madera 161.2 vs. Rafael Valencia 160.8
Ector Madera 140.6 vs. Kevin Davila 141
Efren Lopez 126.2 vs. Berry Dudley 122.8
Venue: Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California
Promoter: Top Rank
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez
Mickey Román 136 vs Jerope Mercado 134
Jairo López 133 vs Sergio Puente 133
José Reyes 121vs Efraín Pérez 120
Venue: Gimnasio José Sulaiman in Monterrey
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
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