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By Ron Jackson
Jeff Ellis of African Ring in conjunction with Golden Gloves Gloves Promotions presents his annual Christmas cracker tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa on Thursday night with Thulani Mbenge and Eric Kapia Mukadi heading the bill in a ten round clash for the vacant African Boxing Union welterweight title
The exciting young Mbenge from the Eastern Cape who has a record of 7-0 with all his wins coming inside the distance, possibly faces his toughest fight since joining the professional ranks in May 2015.
The 24-year-old Mukadi is also unbeaten with a record of 17-0-1, 3 KOs in a six year professional career with the only blot on his record, a six round draw against Eric Bulobo in March 2012. (more…)
By Ron Jackson Jeff Ellis of African Ring in conjunction with Golden Gloves Gloves Promotions presents his annual Christmas cracker …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
South African-born Issaka Issah will clash with Brendon Saunders over ten rounds with the Australian lightweight title up for grabs on Sunday at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia Promoter Paul Nasari says this national title bout should be a crowd pleaser.
“Issah has lived in Australia for several months and can now challenge for the Aussie title,” said Nasari. This will be a good fight between crowd-pleasing lightweights – Brendon Saunders and Issaka Issah for the Australian lightweight title. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing South African-born Issaka Issah will clash with Brendon Saunders over ten rounds with …
42-year-old Argentinian heavyweight Gonzalo “El Patón” Basile isn’t traveling all the way to Finland for tourism – but to send his opponent crashing to the canvas. Basile (68–11) will face Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (23–1) on December 17th at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland. “I dream to achieve the maximum in this sport, that’s why I continue training as if I were 20 years old,” says Basile.
“I am very motivated, strong and confident of winning by KO. I know what I must do if I want to win. I won’t be traveling to Finland for tourism but to win this fight before the limit. (more…)
42-year-old Argentinian heavyweight Gonzalo “El Patón” Basile isn’t traveling all the way to Finland for tourism – but to send …
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime
WBA featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO’s) of Argentina and his opponent Hawaiian Gardens, California’s former world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO’s) held separate workouts at Tuesday’s media day at the City of Angels Boxing Gym in Los Angeles as the two will square off next week Saturday December 10th down the road at the Galen Center on the campus of U.S.C., live on Showtime. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime WBA featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO’s) of Argentina and his opponent …
Formerly world ranked heavyweight Razvan Cojanu (15-2, 8 KOs) will take on unbeaten power puncher Alexander Frank (11-0, 9 KOs) of Germany by way of Kazakhstan in a 12 rounder for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title. The fight will take place December 10 at the Hangzhou Stadium in Hangzhou, China. The show will be promoted by Jiashu Chen(China International Boxing Indus). Conjanu and long time James Toney trainer John Arthur will depart from Los Angeles to China on December 5th.
The 6’7 Conjanu of Southern California by way of Romania was world ranked by the WBO last year before being derailed by KO in the semi-finals of the Boxcino tournament. (more…)
Formerly world ranked heavyweight Razvan Cojanu (15-2, 8 KOs) will take on unbeaten power puncher Alexander Frank (11-0, 9 KOs) …
Junior welterweight phenom Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Trey Lippe-Morrison, both members of Holden Productions’ “Four State Franchise,” return to the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK Saturday, December 10.
Headlining in a ten round contest, Baranchyk’s fighting his fourth consecutive bout at the Buffalo Run, where he is an adopted fan favorite. Raised in Russia and fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, Baranchyk is 12-0 with 10 wins by knockout. In his most recent bout, Baranchyk clearly outpointed crafty Zhimin Wang on ShoBox over ten rounds to capture both the USBA and WBC USNBC championships. (more…)
Junior welterweight phenom Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Trey Lippe-Morrison, both members of Holden Productions’ “Four …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
WBO#1 heavyweight Joseph Parker has responded to his trainer Kevin Barry comments when he said that WBO#3 Andy Ruiz had the faster hands of the two heavyweight contenders and is looking forward to the December 10 showdown for the vacant WBO heavyweight championship at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
“I respect Kevin and his opinion and Andy does have fast hands but I believe I’m faster, so I’ll prove Kevin wrong on fight night that I’m the faster fighter,” Parker said.
“Kevin did say that Andy was the favourite but he didn’t say that I was going to lose. This is my time.
“I know he (Ruiz) has prepared well for this fight and that he’s taking this very seriously but the fight is going to be held here at home and I’m going to be ready for it. I’m excited, I’m really looking forward to it.”
Parker is a 4-1 favourite by betting agencies
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO#1 heavyweight Joseph Parker has responded to his trainer Kevin Barry comments when …
WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders’ first title defense against Artur Akavov this Saturday at the Paisley Lagoon Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) is a 50:1 favorite over Akavov (16-1, 7 KOs), who is rated WBO #10. The pair were originally scheduled to meet at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff this last Saturday, but problems with the translation of paperwork supplied by the Russian’s team have forced a delay. Saunders claimed that after beating Akavov he’s moving on to “a blockbuster fight in 2017.”
WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders’ first title defense against Artur Akavov this Saturday at the Paisley Lagoon Centre in …
Former WBC International Silver super featherweight champion Eden “Mr. Showboat” Sonsona of General Santos City said that he is tired of a “bum life” and vowed to make a big comeback on December 4 in the double main header “Brawl at the Mall: Return of the Gensan’s Finest” at the Robinson’s place in General Santos City.
Sonsona (34-6-2-12 KOs) has been training since the first week of October at the Sanman Gym in Gensan for his comeback fight against current Mindanao Professional Boxing Association (Minproba) featherweight champion Jaime Barcelona of Bukidnon. (more…)
Former WBC International Silver super featherweight champion Eden “Mr. Showboat” Sonsona of General Santos City said that he is tired …
Cleveland, Ohio-based bantamweight Antonio “Carita” Nieves stayed busy and kept himself in line for a cross-state showdown with Cincinnati-based WBA Bantamweight Champion Rau’shee Warren by stopping Hungary’s Szilveszter Ajtai with a single body shot. Fighting at the Firebird Athletic Center in Bedford, Ohio, WBO #5-rated Nieves (17-0-2, 9 KOs) planted a single left hook to the Hungarian’s body at :46 seconds of round two to earn his 17th professional victory.
The impressive victory keeps alive Nieves’ dream of facing cross-state rival Warren in an all-Ohio bantamweight championship fight. (more…)
Cleveland, Ohio-based bantamweight Antonio “Carita” Nieves stayed busy and kept himself in line for a cross-state showdown with Cincinnati-based WBA …
Female bantamweight Shelly Vincent returns to Providence, R.I., for the first time in more than a year when she battles Marquita Lee in an eight-round bout on Friday in CES Boxing’s season finale at Twin River Casino. Vincent, a New London, Conn., native who now lives and trains in Providence, hopes to rebound from her loss to longtime foe Heather Hardy in August. The Vincent-Lee bout is one of nine on Friday’s card, which also features the Rhode Island homecoming of super featherweight Toka Kahn-Clary.
Female bantamweight Shelly Vincent returns to Providence, R.I., for the first time in more than a year when she battles …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
“I don’t think his age (Lebedev is 37, Gassiev is 23) will be the decisive factor, because Denis has a lot of experience, a lot of tough fights, wars inside the ring. But it’s also not too early for me. I prepared myself for this fight for the last five years. This is my dream to be champion…now I’m here,” proclaimed Warriors Boxing cruiserweight Murat Gassiev (23-0, 17 KO), who on Saturday at the MegaSport Arena in Moscow will try to dethrone WBA/IBF cruiserweight champion and his Russian countryman Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO).
In another world title fight, IBF jr welterweight champion Eduard Troyanovsky (25-0, 22 KO) faces Julius Indongo (20-0, 10 KO) and top cruiserweights Dmitry Kudryashov and Rakhim Chakhiyev, promoted by Andrey Ryabinskiy “World of Boxing,” compete in separate bouts.
By Przemek Garczarczyk “I don’t think his age (Lebedev is 37, Gassiev is 23) will be the decisive factor, because …
Now’s your chance to own one of the most iconic images in sports history … if you have more than half a MILLION dollars layin’ around.
Muhammad Ali’s iconic knockout picture from the 1965 Sonny Liston rematch — the original print taken by famed photog Neil Leifer — is hitting the auction block this weekend. The starting bid is $160,000 … but the folks at Guernsey’s Auction expect the winning bid could reach $600k.
The photo comes with a handwritten message from Ali — who was Cassius Clay at the time — to Leifer, as well as the original press credentials from the event. The live auction will go down this Saturday at NYC’s Bohemian National Hall. Bids can also be placed online. Happy bidding!
By TMZSports.com Now’s your chance to own one of the most iconic images in sports history … if you have …
Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) has predicted a strong and spectacular victory for Bulgaria when he faces former world champion Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) in his long awaited homecoming fight on Saturday in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The current European Champion has completed his preparations in Berlin, and will fly home to Bulgaria later today ahead of his WBA Intercontinental title challenge, which will take place in front of 15,000 fans at the Arena Armeec. Pulev says he is pleased with his preparations, and is eager to inspire a new generation of Bulgarian boxers when he steps through the ropes on Saturday night. “My only prediction is a strong and spectacular victory for Bulgaria!” stated Pulev.
Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) has predicted a strong and spectacular victory for Bulgaria when he faces former …
By Raymond Wheatley – World of Boxing
Former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (24-2-1, 18 KOs) will return to action against Arnold Garde (7-3-2, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds on Sunday at the Robinson Mail Atrium in General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines with the IBF Pan Pacific title up for grabs.
“The former world champion will be removed very soon. I will be world champion again in 2017,” said Petalcorin. ” My promoters are Sandman Jim Managquil and Peter Maniatis Events. I would like to thank Peter Maniatis and Jim Managquil for all the support through ups and downs and also for giving me another opportunity. Hopefully it’s all the way up now. I want IBF world champion Akira Yaegashi next!”
“This is the first step for Randy fighting for a IBF world title and I would like to thank the IBF’s Mr. Lindsey Tucker and Mr. Daryl Peoples and Ben Keilty for making it happen,” said Peter Maniatis.
By Raymond Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (24-2-1, 18 KOs) will return …
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
Upcoming hard-puncher Takuya Mizuno (10-1-1, 10 KOs), 123.25, decked an important victory when he finally caught up with Indonesian super-bantam champ Jundullah M. Fauzan (7-2-1, 1 KO), 122, and sunk him for the count at 2:56 of the fifth round in a scheduled eight on Sunday in Kariya, Japan. The JBC#15 prospect Mizuno positively attacked the Indonesian champ from the outset, but Fauzan showed his good footwork to avert his punches and tried to counter the willing mixer. Mizuno, 21, sustained a cut caused by an accidental butt, but he eventually connected with a solid right following an effective combination in the fifth round. Down went Fauzan. He barely stood up but was duly counted out by the third man as he wasn’t ready to resume fighting. Mizuno scored all wins by knockouts or stoppages to show his good power. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Upcoming hard-puncher Takuya Mizuno (10-1-1, 10 KOs), 123.25, decked an important victory when …
By Boxing Bob Newman
The WBC has embarked on yet another humanitarian program which has come to fruition during the last three months. 2 Nations – 1 Dream involves children (ages 9-12) and teens (13-17) from Chicago, USA, Acapulco and Mexico City, Mexico, uniting them in physical, emotional and social endeavors of self improvement.
Back in August, a formal agreement was signed between the Mexican Foreign Ministry (through it’s General Counsel and the Institute of Mexicans Abroad) and the WBC to launch the “Boxing Without Frontiers: 2 Nations-1 Dream” program. The program includes training clinics, motivational speeches, psychological/emotional treatment, boxing exhibitions, meet and greet sessions with champions and social work. The event was attended by World Boxing Council President, Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman, General Strategy Director of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad Pablo Vazquez, representatives of Mexico City and Acapulco governments, plus former WBC lightweight champion David Diaz, WBC International Champion Fres Oqeundo, as well as former WBC International champions Andrzej Fonfara and Brooke Dierdorf (all Chicago area residents). (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman The WBC has embarked on yet another humanitarian program which has come to fruition during the …
On Friday night, unbeaten 2012 Olympian Jose Ramirez will continue his ‘Fight For Water,’ but he will do it against a different opponent. Ramirez was supposed to face Gabriel ‘Tito’ Bracero in the main event of the December 2nd ‘Solo Boxeo’ card, but seven days out Bracero has pulled out of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas championship event. Ramirez (18-0, 13 KOs) from Fresno, California, will now battle and defend his WBC Continental Americas title against Issouf “Volcano” Kinda (18-3, 7 KOs) of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in the main event of the card that will take place in front of a full house at the Save Mart Center Arena in Fresno.
“I didn’t know things like this happened in the pros, I saw it in the amateurs but not in the pros. But I have been working really hard, and I’m ready for whoever is on the opposite side of the ring,” said Ramirez after finding out of the change in opponent. (more…)
On Friday night, unbeaten 2012 Olympian Jose Ramirez will continue his ‘Fight For Water,’ but he will do it against …
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son
Boxing is a sport which suffers from constant criticism and it is because of its nature of officiating. Very few sports have a scoring system based on appreciation. There are no goals, no points, no runs, so it comes down to what the judge sees, evaluates and records on the scorecard. There have been many scoring systems working in the world and today’s 10-point must system seems to be the best option of them all, however it’s not used to its fullest potential. 94% of the rounds are scored 10-9 and it could be used to bring much more clear results if it was used as designed 40 years ago.
I firmly believe that most if not all ring officials are honorable and decent, I reject any claim of fraud or corruption in scoring of fights. However, I believe judges must be accountable for their performance. There might be incompetence or a “bad night” or judges appointed to the wrong fights due to several matters but this, after all, becomes the problem we face in boxing.
The solution is not easy, but there are so many things that could be done to attend the major problem in our sport. The problem relies on the rejection by boxing authorities to implement changes, to try new things, to aggressively look for options to resolve the problem. Following I will describe several actions that have to do with officiating, these initiatives have been successful and are tools to resolve the problem, but local boxing commissions from some countries or some states in the USA, do not accept to adopt or to even try. (more…)
By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son Boxing is a sport which suffers from constant criticism and it …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
More than 50 reporters, various televisions crews and a “Who’s Who in the cruiserweight division – this was the scene Monday at the Renaissance Monarch Hotel in Moscow at the final press conference before Saturday’s cruiserweight world title clash. WBA/IBF champion Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO), who will defend his belts versus fourteen years younger Murat Gassiev (23-0, 17 KO) in a highly anticipated bout, downplayed the whole time for the new generation narrative.
Denis Lebedev: “Maybe I’m 37… but only on my passport. I feel like a 27-year-old. This is a 50/50 fight. Age will not decide our bout on Saturday.”
Murat Gassiev: “His experience will not give him a title, and my youth will not be a problem. I worked for this chance for 5 years. The ring will give us the answer.”
By Przemek Garczarczyk More than 50 reporters, various televisions crews and a “Who’s Who in the cruiserweight division – this …
Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (16-0, 11 KOs) must meet a new opponent in a new country after Eugene Hill was forced to withdraw from their scheduled contest on December 9 at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden. Hill was unable to travel to Sweden due to unpaid child support, and although a replacement had been found, strict regulations imposed by the Swedish Martial Arts Delegation, meant there was not enough time for a new opponent to be approved.
Instead, Wallin will face Raphael Zumbano Love (39-13-1, 32 KOs) a week earlier on December 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He will be fighting in front 15,000 fans at the Arena Armeec on the undercard of the WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title clash between European Champion Kubrat Pulev and former World Champion Samuel Peter.
“Of course, I’m disappointed to not be able to fight at home, but unfortunately with the political situation in Sweden, that was not possible,” said Wallin.
Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (16-0, 11 KOs) must meet a new opponent in a new country after Eugene Hill was …
By Miguel Maravilla
Former three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico will get his shot at redemption as he will take on undefeated featherweight world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) of Belfast, Ireland in a rematch on Saturday January 28th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas live on Showtime.
“I feel great and happy that I am getting the rematch,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com “After the fight I was so pumped. I wanted the rematch. I know I didn’t do what I was supposed to in that fight. We did not stick to our strategy,” Santa Cruz added.
It was last summer as Santa Cruz and Frampton clashed in what was a battle between two undefeated featherweights at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In a fight that saw both go toe to toe for twelve rounds in a Fight of the Year candidate as Frampton pulled away with a unanimous decision, handing Leo Santa Cruz his first professional defeat.
“I take nothing away from Frampton he is a great fighter he came in like I expected. A quick slick boxer that moves, he countered punched really good and did what he had to do but if I would have came in with a great plan it would have been a different fight. It was his night,” Santa Cruz said. “At the end of the fight I went to the corner and my corner said I won the fight. It was a really close fight, it could have gone either way but since I am the champion, I thought they would give it to me,” Santa Cruz added. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla Former three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by …
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Many international sportsbooks have WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker a 4:1 favorite to defeat WBO #3 Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO heavyweight championship when they clash over twelve rounds on December 10 at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. However, Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry sees his man as the underdog in the fight.
“The Ruiz fight for us is the end of a four-year apprenticeship,” said Barry. “Joe has developed, got bigger, he’s got better, his skills have improved, he’s collected eight belts in three years. Everything has prepared us for this moment.
“Andy Ruiz is an eight year professional. He’s never been hurt. Never been beaten. Never been down. Andy Ruiz is a guy we have huge respect for. We have studied and prepared for a fighter that brings more pressure than anyone we have seen in Joe’s career. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Many international sportsbooks have WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker a 4:1 favorite to …
Photos: Sumio Yamada
In other notable action on Saturday’s card at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, lightweight Craig Evans (16-1-2, 3 KOs) seized the European 135lb title with a majority decision over former Olympian Tom Stalker (11-2-3, 2 KOs). It was the third fight between the two, with the first two ending in draws. Scores were 98-92, 96-94 and 95-95.
Unbeaten middleweight Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs) took a twelve round split decision over Sam Sheedy (17-1, 4 KOs) in a clash for the vacant British title. Scores were 116-114, 117-113 for Langford, 115-113 for Sheedy.
Unbeaten super welterweight Liam Williams (16-0-1, 11 KOs) stopped late sub Gabor Gorbics (22-5, 13 KOs) in round eight to claim the vacant WBO European title.
Undefeated super bantam Kid Galahad (21-0, 12 KOs) halted journeyman Reynaldo Mora (7-20-1, 4 KOs) in three rounds.
Photos: Sumio Yamada In other notable action on Saturday’s card at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, lightweight Craig Evans …
By Ron Jackson
Mpho Seforo (5-0, 2 KOs) won the vacant Gauteng light flyweight title when he beat Percy Mkhize (8-2, 4 KOs) on a ten round majority points decision at the Centenary Hall on Saturday night in Krugersdorp, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The scores were 97-92, 95-93 and 94-94.
In a closely fought contest, Seforo (48.96 kg) using his height and reach advantages piled up the points with stiff jabs to the head throughout. A left-right combination sent Mkhize (48.94 kg) down for a count in the third round and even though he fought back in the later rounds it was not enough to take the decision.
This was a rematch with Seforo winning a six round split decision on July 31 this year. (more…)
By Ron Jackson Mpho Seforo (5-0, 2 KOs) won the vacant Gauteng light flyweight title when he beat Percy Mkhize …
WBC Silver Flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem (5-0, 3 KOs) of Pakistan retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #15 ranked Giemel Megramo (17-1, 13 KOs) of the Philippines on Sunday afternoon at the Gwanakgu Hall in Seoul, South Korea. The fight was an all-out war from round one through round twelve with numerous furious exchanges throughout. Waseem officially secured the victory by winning the 12th and final round on all three judges scorecards. The official scores were 114-113 twice and 117-110 all in favor to WBC #9 ranked Waseem.
WBC Silver Flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem (5-0, 3 KOs) of Pakistan retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision over …
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round TKO over previously unbeaten former world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (26-1-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Lomachenko, a two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, gave Walters a boxing lesson, demonstrating brilliance in all facets of the game. Walters finally quit after being punished in round seven.
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round …
Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi
Aggressive Filipino perennial contender Milan Melindo (35-2, 12 KOs), 108, finally acquired the IBF interim junior flyweight belt as he kept stalking fleet-footed Thailander Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (31-5-1, 16 KOs), 107.5, took the initiative in middle rounds and withstood his rival’s last surge to be awarded a close but unanimous decision (115-113 twice and 117-111) on Saturday in Cebu, Philippines. The first half was a very close affair with Fahlan making good use of faster jabs and footwork and Melindo patiently going forward to connect some right shots. The tide turned in round seven, when Melindo, four inches shorter than the 5’6” Fahlan, became aggressive with a barrage of punches, pinning him to the ropes. The Filipino, who had failed to win the world belt from Juan Francisco Estrada and Javier Mendoza, also controlled the eighth and ninth rounds with solid combinations to the elusive footworker. Fahlan, however, showed a furious retaliation in the tenth, when he connected with light but fast combos to the face and the midsection. The Thailander, five years his junior at 23, maintained his aggressiveness in the last two sessions, but Melindo showed his heart to endure his last surge and kept his lead on points in earlier rounds. The newly crowned interim titlist is supposed to face regular IBF junior flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi of Japan, a veteran three-class champ who has recovered from his shoulder injury, in their next title contest. The referee was Kenny Chevalier who moved well. (more…)
Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi Aggressive Filipino perennial contender Milan Melindo (35-2, 12 KOs), 108, finally acquired the IBF interim …
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (24-0, 19 KOs) spectacularly crushed Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-7-2, 22 KOs) in the first round. In his most impressive performance to date, McCumby dropped George twice in round one and the bout was waved off by referee Robert Byrd. Time was 1:48.
Unbeaten IBF #5, WBC #6, WBO #7 welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (31-0, 13 KOs) outworked veteran Silverio Ortiz (35-19, 17 KOs) over eight one-sided rounds. Scores were 80-72 across the board.
Unbeaten welterweight Juan Ruiz (18-0, 11 KOs) destroyed former “Boxcino” finalist Fernando Carcamo (21-8, 16 KOs) in the first round. Ruiz dropped Carcamo twice before the bout was halted at the 2:43 mark.
Unbeaten jr welterweight prospect “Mad” Maxim Dadashev (5-0, 5 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Efrain Cruz (4-3-1, 1 KO). Referee Kenny Bayless waved it off after Dadashev rocked Cruz in round two. Time was 1:57.
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (24-0, 19 KOs) …
Photos: Emily Harney
Junior middleweight Patrick Day (13-2-1, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Virgilijus “The Terminator” Stapulionis (18-4-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Day dropped Stapulionis in round three and went on to win 97-92, 99-90, 98-91.
In his first fight with world-renowned trainer John David Jackson, unbeaten heavyweight Cassius Chaney (8-0, 5 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Carlos Sandoval (10-11-1, 7 KOs). This was Chaney’s first fight since returning from shoulder surgery earlier this year
Photos: Emily Harney Junior middleweight Patrick Day (13-2-1, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Virgilijus “The Terminator” …
Two-time former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido will be very interested in tonight’s fight in Las Vegas when old friend WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Nicholas Walters in the main event at the Cosmopolitan.
“I feel that there is some unfinished business between us and that’s why I,m hoping for a Lomachenko victory. I’m very happy with my win over him, but as a warrior you always want to prove yourself against the best and as he seems to think that he can win a second fight against me, I would like to give him the opportunity to prove it,” said Salido. (more…)
Two-time former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido will be very interested in tonight’s fight in Las Vegas when old friend …
Photos: Sumio Yamada
Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over lackluster challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-5-1, 13 KOs).on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Flanagan pressed the action, while the much smaller Cruz was pretty much in survival mode from the get-go. Flanagan finally dropped Cruz twice in round eight to end the non-competitive contest. Time was :43.
In the U.S. market, the fight will air tonight on beIN Sports en Español on a delayed basis. The telecast starts at 11PM ET / 8PM PT.
Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over …
Super welterweight Carson Jones has been a regular on the British boxing scene in recent years, often putting on strong performances. He narrowly lost a majority decision to current IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook in 2012, then knocked out jr middleweight contender Brian Rose last year.
On Saturday night at Wembley Arena in London, Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) did it again, scoring a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten Ben Hall (9-1-1, 2 KOs). Jones, who hails from Oklahoma City, gave Hall all he could handle and got the win when Hall’s corner pulled their man out due to a shoulder injury. With the win, Jones claimed the vacant WBC International Silver super welterweight title.
In other action, unbeaten super lightweight Ohara Davies (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Andrea Scarpa (20-3, 10 KOs) to take Scarpa’s WBC Silver title. Scores were 120-108 on all three cards.
Super welterweight Carson Jones has been a regular on the British boxing scene in recent years, often putting on strong …
By Marco Bratusch
Tonight at SSE Wembley Arena, across from the historic Wembley stadium, London (UK), WBC Silver junior welterweight titleholder Andrea Scarpa (20-2, 10 KOs) will defend his belt for the first time against 24-year-old hot prospect Ohara Davies (13-0, 11 KOs). The fight will top a Eddie Hearn Matchroom Boxing promoted boxing night which will feature thirteen professional bouts, including London 2012 Olympic gold medal Katie Taylor’s pro debut and British junior lightweight champion Martin Joseph Ward (15-0-2, 8 KOs)’s first defense against Scottish southpaw Ronnie Clark (17-3-2, 10 KOs). Sky will broadcast the televised bouts live in the United Kingdom beginning at 8:00 PM, while in Italy they will be watchable live on Fox Sports Plus (channel 205 of Sky bouquet), starting at 9:00 PM, local time.
Fightnews.com has spoken with Scarpa, trading some considerations with the gangly 29-year-old hitter who lives in Turin by way of Foggia, southern Italy. (more…)
By Marco Bratusch Tonight at SSE Wembley Arena, across from the historic Wembley stadium, London (UK), WBC Silver junior welterweight …
By Joe Koizumi
A quintuple title promotion was staged by Muto Promotions on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Japanese 6’3” southpaw Tyson Koki (11-2-2, 10 KOs) impressively captured the OPBF middleweight belt by upsetting Australian defending champ Dwight Richie (14-1-4NC, one KO) by a unanimous decision (116-111 twice, 115-112) over twelve heats. Koki sent the champ to the canvas with a southpaw left hand midway in round eight to confirm his victory.
Unheralded Yutaka Oishi (14-5, 7 KOs) wrested the OPBF super-welterweight belt as he was awarded a technical decision over defending champ Takayuki Hosokawa (28-11-5, 9 KOs) because of the defending champ’s bad gash midway in the eleventh round. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi A quintuple title promotion was staged by Muto Promotions on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Japanese 6’3” southpaw …