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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (22-0, 18 KOs) of Palmdale, California, stopped Joaquim Carneiro (23-9, 21 KOs) of Brazil in three rounds on Saturday night in the inaugural “LA Battle Club” event at the Los Angeles Badminton Club in El Monte, California. Diaz teed off on Carneiro in the opening round busting his nose with his inside attack. Connecting with uppercuts, Diaz battered the bloodied Carneiro in round two. The carnage was stopped at the end of round three with Carneiro was bleeding massively.
Former world champion Rico “Sauvecito” Ramos (24-6, 12 KOs) of Pico Rivera, California, won an eight round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Justin “The Vodou” Savi (28-6-2, 18 KOs) of Benin in a featherweight bout. A left hook by Ramos in the closing seconds of round one dropped Savi. Ramos then dominated and outworked Savi en route to a 79-72, 79-72 and 77-74 win. (more…)
The blood started to flow from the forehead of welterweight Jonathan Chicas (11-4, 4 KOs) late in the eighth round, and did not let up. An incidental headbutt opened up a nasty cut, which bled constantly for the remainder of the scheduled 10-round bout. Chicas was able to overcome the blood and opponent Virgil Green (11-5, 7 KOs) in the main event of Battle at the Boat 106 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. Chicas, fighting out of San Francisco, appeared as the 97-93, 96-94, 96-94 on the judge’s scorecard to improve his career record to 15-2-0 with 7 KOs.
The two 142 pounders fought evenly through the opening four rounds before Green was able to find some success in the middle rounds, taking advantage of his significant reach. After suffering the cut, Chicas became the more active fighter once the blood started to flow, taking control of the contest’s final three rounds, leading to the victory.
By Bob Caico at ringside
At scenic Presque Isle Downs Casino in Erie, Pennsylvania a terrific summer-like Saturday night was the perfect setting for an outdoor boxing event. That is what Bizzarro Promotions hoped it would be for their third show at this impressive venue. On paper, the six-round main event seemed like a mismatch. Wilkins Santiago of Lorain, OH had an impressive 12-1-2 record going against Justin Johnson of Pittsburgh, PA who came it at 6-12-4 while losing eight of his last nine bouts. But the matchmaker must have done his homework because a barnburner ensued. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
WBC #1 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (27-0, 21 KOs) swept past WBC #5 rated Alexis “Yoyo” Kabore (25-2, 6 KOs) over twelve one-sided rounds on Saturday night at the famed Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. Vargas cruised to a 120-108 verdict on all cards.
By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman
In a fierce and bloody war, 9:1 underdog John Molina Jr. (28-6, 23 KOs) outslugged former WBO junior welterweight world champion Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.
Even in a mostly feeling-out first round, each fighter scored a smattering of clean power punches to the head and body, setting the stage for an action-packed, back-and-forth affair. But from the opening bell of the second, tentativeness dissipated as they started to trade with little concern for defense, Provodnikov perennially pressing forward and Molina unafraid to engage.
Molina tried to work his jab in the fourth while continuing a brutal body attack, and an accidental headbutt opened a Provodnikov cut as the punches on both sides started to land with more conviction–underlined when both fighters smiled at each other at the end of round five and traded until the bell. (more…)
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
In just his seventh pro fight, WBO featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (6-1, 3 KOs) became a two-weight world champion by dethroning WBO junior lightweight world champion Rocky Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) with spectacular five round KO on Saturday night at the Theater at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko demonstrated his superb speed and movement as he dominated Martinez before knocking him out with a left uppercut / right hook combination. Time was 1:09.
By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman
Undefeated former world champion Demetrius Andrade (23-0, 16 KOs) scored a twelfth round KO over 154lb spoiler Willie Nelson (25-3-1, 15 KOs) in a WBC super welterweight world title eliminator on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. Andrade’s speed and accurate combination punching paid dividends in the very first round. When Nelson was frozen with a body shot, southpaw Andrade followed up with a flurry, punctuated with a clobbering right hook that sent Nelson down. Andrade remained patient in the second but landed at will as little fire returned from a recovering Nelson, until the latter scored a sharp right uppercut and straight right in the third. Andrade returned fire with his own uppercuts, and his guard-splitting straight lefts and digging body shots also landed well against the taller Nelson, who often spent so much time on defense he could never quite launch a sustained offense. (more…)
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Unbeaten WBO #2 lightweight Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (21-0, 15 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBC #11 super featherweight Juan Jose “Piquet” Martinez (25-3, 17 KOs) to retain his WBO Latino lightweight title on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York city. Verdejo, in command all the way, staggered Martinez in round five and got the stoppage from referee Michael Ortega with his followup barrage. Time was 2:40.
By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman
Unbeaten southpaw Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KO) scored a third round TKO over late replacement Franklin Mamani (21-2-2, 12 KO) to claim the vacant WBC lightweight world title on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. Both committed to a body attack from the opening bell, but Mamani was most visibly stunned by a left that bounced off his temple in the opening stanza; then he was warned for punches that strayed low in the second. As they traded with conviction, a clean left hook in the third wobbled Mamani, sending him stumbling backward to the ropes. Zlaticanin swarmed to press his advantage, throwing a barrage to the head and body until Mamani ended up on the canvas (ruled a slip). Zlaticanin resumed work, teeing off with vicious straight lefts until ref Charlie Fitch stepped in to stop the contest at 0:53 of round 3. “I’m very proud,” Zlaticanin said post-fight through a translator, thanking his fans. “I knew I would knock him out, 100%.” photos
By Karl Freitag
In his U.S. debut, WBO #2, IBF #5 flyweight contender Zou Shiming (8-1, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over timid Jozsef Ajtai (15-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist Shiming stalked Ajtai the whole fight, but Ajtai was on his bicycle from the get-go. Scores were 100-89 across the board. Shiming successfully defended his WBO International flyweight title.
Unbeaten welterweight Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (13-0, 11 KOs) impressively crushed Adam Mate (21-10, 10 KOs) in the first round. Rodriguez put Mate on the canvas four times before the bout was halted by referee Ron Lipton. Time was 2:27.
Unbeaten featherweight Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (18-0, 11 KOs) dominated Neftali Campos (11-2, 9 KOs) in an impressive eighth round TKO win. Diaz punished Campos in every round and finally got the stoppage from referee David Fields with :32 remaining in the bout.
Unbeaten super lightweight Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (19-0, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Abraham Cordero (13-2-1, 7 KOs). Reed was credited with a knockdown in round one, then dealt a vicious beating to the game Cordero until the bout was halted at 2:29 by referee Johnny Callas. (more…)
By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman
Local favorite Willie Monroe Jr. (20-2, 6 KO) received a hometown welcome from fans as he stepped into the ring with John Thompson (17-3, 6 KO) for a middleweight 10-rounder. Monroe Jr., a slick southpaw, ducked and dodged punches in the first while landing some sneaky counters in return. One of those, a cuffing left, landed awkwardly in the second, putting Thompson down briefly and rousing the crowd. Thompson found the target a handful of times in the third and fourth, but Monroe’s herky-jerky, reflex-driven defense made him difficult to pin down, even amid occasional exchanges. In round 5, Monroe Jr. scored another knockdown with a leaping-forward right power jab after faking out Thompson with a feint, spurring some action in the closing seconds. But the sixth returned to a tactical touch-and-go, punctuated by a late flurry from Thompson, who fought in both orthodox and southpaw stances during the fight. Monroe Jr. used his legs in round 7 to mostly potshot from the perimeter, while the eighth and ninth found few shots landing cleanly from either. There was a bit more action in the tenth as Thompson tried to chase down and engage with his slippery foe, but he found limited success. Ultimately, Monroe Jr.’s slick boxing scored him the unanimous decision, albeit through some divergent scorecards: 96-92, 95-93 and 99-89.
Heavyweight 2015 Boxcino winner Andrey Fedosov (29-3, 24 KO) gave up 60-plus pounds against Mario Heredia (13-2, 11 KO), who jabbed his way to a solid first round while keeping his shorter opponent at bay. Fedosov soon looked to time him with counter left hooks and landed a solid four-punch combo in the second. Both fighters had their chins tested in a power-punching third round, but Heredia’s was the first to crack when he was stunned and put down by a sweeping left. In both the fourth and fifth, Fedosov caught him with left hooks for second and third knockdowns–after which Fedosov went into attack mode, but, with 10 seconds left both times, couldn’t close the show. He started his aggression earlier in the fifth, only to sustain Heredia’s own attack, then respond back with the now-reliable left hook that put Heredia down for the final time at 1:33 of the sixth. Ref Richard Pokozdi waved off the fight, giving Fedosov the TKO victory and the WBA Fedelatin heavyweight belt. (more…)
By Brad Snyder/Undercard
Photos by Phil DiMaria
Muhammad Ali once said, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
On a day in which the world laid to rest the Greatest Of All Time, the Detroit boxing community, along with promoter, Carlos Llinas, paid tribute to the legend with the ringside bell echoing 10 times.
A star-studded crowd, including Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, Anthony Dirrell, Tony “Superbad” Harrison, Lanardo Tyner, Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage, Amanda Bobby Cooper, and Scotty Buchzeiger, witnessed a nine bout card with both promising newcomers and seasoned veterans to the sport.
The 7th edition of “Night of Knockouts” featured Winfred Harris Jr. (3-0) capturing his third victory with an UD win over Lionel Jimenez. Harris displayed incredible quickness and power against Jimenez leaving all three judges to score the fight 40-35. Jimenez (2-14) stated he was “impressed with Harris’ power”. The highlight of the fight was a second round knockdown by Harris. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales
Wilkins Santiago 143.5 vs. Justin Johnson 149
Thomas Mattice 134.5 vs. Edgardo Rivera 132.5
Wilfredo Flores 141.5 vs. Danny Rosenberger 141.5
Erik Plumeri 158.5 vs. Khali Thon 156
Dawuan Rosenberry 145 vs Jeffrey Hayslett 143.5
Isaiah Steen 163 vs. Jamaal Williams 159.5
Greg Brady 197 vs. Tahlik Taylor 176
Fight cancelled due to state 10 pound rule per Commissioner Greg Sirb
Alexander Dedovits 208.5 vs. Steven Tyner 217
Promoter: Bizzarro Promotions
Venue: Presque Isle Downs Casino
WBO featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko will be trying to become a two division world champion tonight when he moves up to challenge WBO junior lightweight world champion Rocky Martinez in the Theater at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. If the two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko were to become a two-weight champion, it would be quite an achievement considering this is just his seventh pro fight. Oddsmakers like his chances, installing him as a 32:1 favorite. “The preparation was very good,” said the 28-year-old Ukrainian. “I feel great and I’m ready for this fight. I just hope that the best ‘Rocky’ Martinez is in front of me. I think this will be a very good match since we’re both champions.”
The 33-year-old Martinez will have the overwhelming support of the crowd. “I trust my preparation,” said Rocky. “I’m ready for whatever Lomachenko brings and I know I have the tools to beat him.” HBO will televise.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Colonel Bob Sheridan talks to Fightnews.com about how proud he is to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. He also talks about “The Greatest of All Time” Muhammad Ali, who was laid to rest Friday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The Colonel also discussed how he travels the world, consistently calling the biggest fights including the recent Joseph Parker vs. Carlos Takam clash in New Zealand and the Jeff Horn vs. Randall Bailey battle in Australia. He is scheduled to call his 1,000th world title bout in July.
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman
Report & Photos: Boxing Bob Newman
Perfectly mild weather greeted boxing fans at the IBHOF grounds on Friday afternoon in Canastota, NY. Several of the 2016 inductees, as well as other past and current champs were on hand to have their fists cast for display inside the hallowed hall. 2016 inductees Lupe Pintor (former WBC Bantam and Super Bantam champ), Hilario Zapata (former WBA light Fly and WBC Fly champ), Marc Ratner (former NSAC director), Harold Lederman (legendary fight judge) Jerry Izenberg (sports writer) and Col. Bob Sheridan (broadcaster) all dipped their mitts into the cast material, as well as Brian Viloria (former WBC/IBF light Fly and WBA/WBO Fly champ), Andrew Golota (4-time heavyweight title challenger) and Marvin Camel (first ever WBC & IBF Cruiserweight champ).
Later in the evening, the action shifted over to the Rusty Rail Party House where “90s Flashback” was the theme of the evening. Of course, things opened with a solemn reflection of those in boxing who left us this past year- 1976 Olympic Gold medal medalist Howard Davis, Jr., Bob Foster, WBA president Gilberto Mendoza and of course, “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali. Broadcaster James “Smitty” Smith did an excellent job as host of the event. (more…)
Photos courtesy Bash Boxing
Joel Diaz Jr. 140.5 vs. Joaquim Corneiro 139
Rico Ramos 126 vs Justin Savi 123.5
Virgilijus Stapulionis 153.5 vs. Nathaniel Gallimore 152
David Lopez 148.5 vs. Rasheed Lawal 150
Damien Lopez 146 vs. Jose Mejia 144
Jessy Martinez 150 vs. Tavorus Teague 150
Madiyar Ashkeyev 153.5 vs. Hector Mercado 152.5
Mike Melikian 141.5 vs. Eddie Diaz 141
Enriko Gogokhia 152 Steven Chad Mckinney 152
Venue: Los Angeles Badminton Club, El Monte, California
Promoter: PR Sports/Bash Boxing
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Silver Spring, MD bantamweight Alexandru “Spartan” Marin will take the biggest challenge of his young career when he takes on Johnny “The Law” Determan of Dallas, TX in a 10-round bout for the vacant International Boxing Organization International Bantamweight title on Saturday, June 11 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. The card is the main event of the Ponytail Promotions/Sho Nuff Promotions card.
The undefeated Marin, a native of Iasi, Romania (11-0, eight KO’s) is coming off a third-round knockout win over Miguel Del Valle on March 5 in Norfolk, VA. Determan (10-1, eight KO’s) will try to bounce back from his first loss, a six-round unanimous decision to Oscar Mojica on January 16 in Dallas. Both men have never gone past 10 rounds and both will take steps up in competition. (more…)
By Jesse Kelley
RJ Laase 146 vs. Benito Tovar 146.2
Al Sands 199 vs. Damon reed 195.2
Ryan Watson 199.6 vs. Tommy Ray 199.8
Joe Amouta 167.4 vs. Adam Willis ??
Markus Morris 146.2 vs. Wayne Martell 147.6
Winston Anderson 134.2 vs. Aaron Ely 134.8
Patrick Cape 139.6 vs. Homar Rios 136
Gavino Guaman 130 vs. Philip Adyaka 129.4
Venue: Black Bear Casino, Carlton, MN
Promoter: Jim Loons Promotions
Professional boxing is set for this Saturday night at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. The eight bout fight card features the comeback of Duluth, Minnesota super lightweight RJ “T-Rex” Laase (12-2, 8 KO’s) as he faces Wisconsin State super welterweight champion Benito Tovar (7-2-4, 5 KO’s) in the eight round main event. “The Haitian Temptation” Al Sands (16-2, 14 KO’s) of Duluth, Minnesota will clash with veteran “Dangerous” Damon Reed (48-18, 32 KO’s) of Topeka, Kansas in the co-featured cruiserweight bout which is also scheduled for eight rounds. (more…)
Chris Traietti 184 vs Mike Sawyer 184.8
Wang Zhimin 138 vs Matt Doherty 138.6
Zhang Zhilei 255 bs Jamal Woods (weighs in tomorrow)
Brandon Montella 174.5 vs Demetrius Thomas 170.4
Gabriel Duluc 143 vs Oscar Diaz 145
Charles Foster 174.2 vs Ralph Johnson 175
Darmani Rock 247.4 vs Bobby Favors 402
Venue: Marina Bay SportsPlex, Quincy, Mass.
Doors open at 6:45pm, First Fight 7pm
Tickets sold online at TicketRiver.Com (Search Word: SportsPlex)
Tickets will also be sold at the door
Virgil Green 142 vs. Jonathan Chicas 142
Isaac Tadeo 165 vs. Tommy Turner 161.5
Andres Reyes 137 vs. Marco Cardenas 140.5
Jeremy McCleary 129.5 vs. Giovanni Cabrera 130
Antonio Neal 149 vs. Will Hughes 146.5
Damian Savino 183.5 vs. Will Marshall 184
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington
Promoter: Brian Halquist Productions
The man who sued Adrien Broner for beating him up and robbing him outside of a bowling alley has suddenly dropped the lawsuit … TMZ Sports has learned. According to docs filed in Cincinnati … the man is dismissing the suit he brought against Broner, claiming the boxing great beat the crap of him and stole more than $12k. The whole altercation was allegedly over a bowling bet gone bad. It’s unclear why the alleged victim’s had a change of heart, but Broner doesn’t care much. His lawyer tells us he’s “moving forward” … and added he couldn’t comment on the possibility that a settlement deal had been struck. Broner’s still facing criminal charges — including felonious assault and aggravated robbery — for the alleged incident. The trial is set to begin next month.
Photos: Manny “Mitts” Murillo/RJJ Boxing Promotions
Lightweight Demond “Body Shot” Brock (12-3-1, 4 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Chuy “El Hurracan” Gutierrez (14-1-1, 4 KOs) on hot Friday night at the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) in Las Vegas. It was an entertaining fight with good two-way action for all ten rounds. Scores were 100-90, 98-92, 97-93 for Brock, who retained his WBC USNBC title.
In a clash of unbeaten junior middleweights, Rolando “Rola” Garza (9-0, 6 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Erasmo “The Reckoning” Garcia (5-0-1, 3 KOs). Garza was deducted a point for a low blow in round six, but still won by scores of 59-54, 59-54, 58-55.
In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, Jeremy “J-Flash” Nichols (5-0, 2 KOs) won a four round unanimous decision over Adam Vasquez (5-1-1). Nichols dropped Vasquez twice in round four, en route to a 40-34 verdict on all three cards.
In an upset, heavyweight Johnathan “Johnnie” Rice (4-1, 2 KOs) stunned four-time Mexican National amateur champion Edgar “El Chato” Ramirez (1-1, 1 KO), winning a shutout four round unanimous decision. (more…)
IBF #8 lightweight Denis Shafikov (36-2-1, 23 KOs) will not be appearing on Saturday’s “L.A. BATTLE CLUB” card at the Los Angeles Badminton Club in El Monte, California. Shafikov pulled out to take an ESPN fight versus 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) on July 2 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
“L.A. BATTLE CLUB” will feature former WBA super bantamweight world champion and nearby Pico Rivera native Rico “Sauvecito” Ramos (24-5, 12 KOs) against Justin “The Vodou” Savi (28-5-2, 18 KOs). Also, undefeated Joel Diaz Jr. (21-0, 17 KOs) will take on Joaquim Carneiro (23-8, 21 KOs).
The return of former light heavyweight contender Rocky Gannon (30-11, 23 KOs) after nearly 15 years is also off the card.
Los Angeles Badminton Club is located at 10410 Valley Blvd. in El Monte.
Cruiserweight Dmytro Kucher (24-1, 18 KOs) destroyed former WBO world champion Enzo Maccarinelli (41-8, 33 KOs) in the first round of a fight for the vacant European cruiserweight title on Friday night at the famous York Hall in London. WBC #9 and WBO #12 rated Kucher rocked Maccarinelli with a left hook and a follow-up right/left combination put him down and out. Time was 2:48. After stopping the legend Roy Jones Jr in December, Maccarinelli suffered his eighth loss, all by KO.
Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman
Ruslan Provodnikov 140 vs. John Molina 140
Demetrius Andrade 154 vs. Willie Nelson 154
Dejan Zlaticanin 134 vs. Franklin Mamani 133.5
(WBC lightweight title)
Willie Monroe, Jr. 160 vs. John Thompson 159
Andrey Fedosov 225.5 vs. Mario Heredia 286
Stivens Bujaj 200 vs. Sergio Ramirez 201.5
Oscar Sarmiento 146 vs. Jose Miguel de la Rosa 144.5
Miguel Trejo 152.5 vs. Latorie Woodberry 148.5
Promoter: Art Pelullo (Banner Promotions)
Venue: Turning Stone Casino
TV: Showtime/Showtime Extreme
First bell: 6 p.m.
By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez WBC
Rey Vargas 120 vs. Alex Kabore 117.50
Eduardo Hernàndez 128.70 vs. Warren Mambuanag 127.60
Juan Hernàndez 115.50 vs. Omar Niño 112.90
Jacky Calvo 122 vs. Edith de Jesús 122
Venue: Arena Coliseo
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Rocky Martinez 129.8 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 129.6
(WBO super featherweight title)
Felix Verdejo 134.8 vs. Juan Jose Martinez 133.8
Zou Shiming 112 vs. Jozsef Ajtai 111
Mike Reed 142 vs. Abraham Cordero 139.4
Julian Rodriguez 144.6 vs. Adam Mate 143
Christopher Diaz 126 vs. Neftali Campos 125.8
Jean Carlos Rivera 125.2 vs. Heriberto Delgado 124.8
Jose Gonzalez 125.2 vs. Sean Acosta 125.2
Venue: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York City
Promoter: Top Rank
Moises Flores 119.5 vs. Paulus Ambunda 118.25
(WBA interim super bantamweight title)
Venue: Ramatex Factory, Windhoek, Namibia
Before a record crowd of 1,482 fans and a record ticket gate of $59,470 the packed Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, witnessed a fight card that didn’t disappoint. It was a night that saw three pro debut boxers score upset wins, two heavyweight prospects stay undefeated, and an appreciated crowd toss $314 into the ring.
Scoring wins in their pro debuts were Santa Ana’s Mauricio Gomez with a MD win over 1-0 Guadalupe Arroyo in a good featherweight battle; Ivan Marquez out of Oxnard and trained by Hugo Centeno Sr stopping 1-0 Garrity Mcosker in the second round; and Riverside’s Alfredo Hernandez with a MD over 1-2 Daniel Kim.
In Heavyweight action, former Australian rugby star turned boxer 3-0 Trent Rawlins, who is trained by Chris Byrd, had to settle for a draw over 1-2 Mike Kyle; and Huntington Beach’s Adam Stewart scored a UD over 2-1 Rafael Rios.
Former WBO world champion Enzo Maccarinelli (41-7, 33 KOs) fights Ukrainian Dmytro Kucher (23-1, 17 KOs) tonight for the vacant European cruiserweight title at the famous York Hall in London. After stopping the legend Roy Jones Jr in December, a win here could put Enzo back into contention for another shot at World honors as Kucher is ranked in the top 15 with the WBC and WBO. BoxNation will televise in the UK.
The court case in Miami between Promoter Tuto Zabala Jr. of All Star Boxing and Canelo Alvarez/Golden Boy Promotions is getting near the end. All the principals have already testified. Zabala’s legal team brought forth forensic accountant Carl Fedde, who testified that according to his analysis Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions made $135 million each between 2010 and 2015 and he estimates they can make $438 million apiece over the next decade.
Zabala is seeking damages from Canelo for breach of contract and from Golden Boy Promotions for tortious interference by signing Canelo when he was still under contract to All Star Boxing. Canelo and his manager Jose “Chepo” Reynoso acknowledged they signed the document presented in court, but testified they didn’t understand it since it was written in English and believed it to be a visa application. The document was a four-year promotional agreement with an extension if Canelo wins a WBA, WBC, IBF or WBO title. Zabala is seeking $27 million, plus punitive damages that could triple that number, plus he wants Canelo back under his promotional banner to fulfill his contract.
By Ron Jackson
Fights fans can look forward to a feast of boxing at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night, headlined by the vacant IBO minimumweight title clash between Simphiwe Khonco and Siyabongo Siyo, and the first round of the “Super Four” cruiserweight contest. The boxing will be broadcast live on SS 4 from 19:30 – 23:30. There is nothing like local rivalry and the Siyo versus Khonco match-up promises to be a war of attrition between two classy little fighters from the Eastern Cape, which is often described as the Mecca of boxing. (more…)
Demond Brock 135 vs. Chuy Gutierrez 134
Rolando Garza 155 vs. Erasmo Garcia 154.5
Jeremy Nichols 145.5 vs. Adam Vasquez 145.5
Edgar Ramirez 248 vs. Jonathan Rice 259
Max Ornelas 117.5 vs. Robert Ledesma 116.5
Cashton Young 197.5 vs. Tracey Johnson 219
Venue: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC)
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions
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