WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Clash Between Harrison and Hurd is now for the vacant IBF Junior Middleweight world title

The stakes have been raised in the junior middleweight showdown between Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (19-0, 13 KOs). The clash between Harrison and Hurd has been elevated to a battle for the vacant IBF 154-pound world title and is part of an exciting night of action Saturday, February 25. on Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes.

The title become vacant after titlist Jermall Charlo dropped the belt to move up to middleweight to seek bigger challenges in a new division.

Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama and is headlined by undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder defending his title in his home state for the fourth time, as he faces undefeated contender Gerald Washington.

“These guys have already shown their mettle by agreeing to fight each other – No. 2 versus No. 3 – for the No. 1 spot,” said Tom Brown of TGB Promotions. “Having this match be for a world title is a great reward for two young guys who have shown a willingness to face each other.” (more…)

The stakes have been raised in the junior middleweight showdown between Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (19-0, …


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Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara gains U.S. citizenship

Photo: Team Lara

WBA and IBO super-welterweight champion, Erislady “The American Dream” Lara, is truly living the American dream since he has now completed all the eligibility requirements to become a U.S citizen. Erislandy, along with his wife Yudi, took an oath of allegiance to the United States today, solidifying their citizenship.

Lara, who made his U.S. boxing debut in Primm, Nevada, in January of 2009, is elated about gaining his U.S. citizenship. He reflects on the long journey it took to become a U.S citizen.

“When I arrived in the United States in 2008, my main goal was to become a citizen of this great nation.” said Erislandy Lara. “It brings me great joy to know that I am now a legal citizen of the United States of America. It’s been a long journey to get where I’m at today, and I couldn’t have done it without my beautiful wife Yudi. Together, we fulfilled all the legal requirements that were mandated to become a U.S citizen.”

“Living in here in the States has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family.” Lara continued. “With hard work, and the help of many good people around me, I’ve been able to provide for my loved ones. My goal is to continue my boxing career with my core team, and someday, God willing, become a Boxing Hall of Famer.”

Photo: Team Lara WBA and IBO super-welterweight champion, Erislady “The American Dream” Lara, is truly living the American dream since …



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Quintana, Castillo headline in Hobbs Friday

By David Finger

There’s a conventional wisdom about regional rivalries in boxing: they are sure to produce fireworks. And ever since kicking off in 2010, School of Hard Knocks Boxing has been creating some memorable Southwest boxing rivalries featuring some of Hobbs, New Mexico’s best young fighter. Tomorrow night (February 17) El Paso will be the latest city to try to derail the careers of two of New Mexico’s hottest prospects as light heavyweight Cesar Zamarripa and junior middleweight Shem Garcia Prieto come up from the Sun City to take on local boys Gerardo Quintana and Isidro Castillo Jr. respectively in the city of Hobbs, New Mexico.

In the main event the career of Gerardo Quintana is set to resume as he takes on the aforementioned Cesar Zamarripa. Quintana emerged as one of the most talked about prospects in New Mexico after turning pro in Hobbs in 2012. But after going undefeated in his first five fights he suffered his first setback in a loss to contender Anthony Mack from Texas in January of 2014. Since then Quintana’s career has been plagued by inactivity as he has fought only once against gritty Robert Sanders in December of 2015. Although Quintana still possesses the tools to make a serious run in the light heavyweight division he needs to shake off a fair amount of “ring rust” and can ill-afford another setback against Zamarripa. (more…)

By David Finger There’s a conventional wisdom about regional rivalries in boxing: they are sure to produce fireworks. And ever …


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Heavyweight Grudge Match Headlines MotorCity Casino Show

Story and photos by Bob Ryder

It’s a rare occurrence in today’s boxing scene where two undefeated fighters from the same hometown agree to take each other on. Thankfully, some bad blood between two Detroit heavyweights helped matchmaker Carlos Llinas and promoter Greg Ahrens stage an intriguing main event at the next installment of “Night of Knockouts IX” at the MotorCity Casino-Hotel on Friday, February 24. Craig Lewis (13-0-1, 7 KO’s) and Demetrius Banks (8-0, 4 KO’s) will seek to settle their differences over a scheduled eight rounds. (more…)

Story and photos by Bob Ryder It’s a rare occurrence in today’s boxing scene where two undefeated fighters from the …




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Shields-Szabados ShoBox undercard announced

Six prospects will round out the ShoBox: The New Generation televised bouts for Salita Promotions’ “Detroit City Gold” on Friday, March 10, at MGM Grand Detroit, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT). In addition to the history-making six-round main event featuring two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields (1-0) of Flint, Mich., taking on Hungary’s Szilvia “Sunset” Szabados (15-8, 6 KOs) for the Women’s NABF Middleweight Championship, there will be a trio of exciting bouts between rising prospects with a combined record of 80-2-5 with 39 KOs.

“Detroit City Gold” will mark the first time in history a women’s boxing match has headlined on premium television. Shields and Szabados will also be the first women’s fight on ShoBox, a series that has sparked the careers of 67 future world champions. (more…)

Six prospects will round out the ShoBox: The New Generation televised bouts for Salita Promotions’ “Detroit City Gold” on Friday, …


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“Choko” Rodriguez ready for “Tecuala” Argumedo



Story and photo by Felipe Leon

IBF#6/WBC#7 ranked straw weight Abraham “Choko” Rodriguez (19-0, 9KO) of Tijuana, Mexico, is a long way from home in Jiquipilco, in the mountains of central Mexico, getting ready for his next fight and if all goes as planned it will be against IBF 105-pound champion Jose “Tecuala” Argumedo (19-3-1, 11KO). Argumedo of Tepic, Mexico, is managed by Eddy Reynoso. Reynoso is are better known as the trainer of WBO super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

The twenty-two year old Rodriguez is promoted by Zanfer Promotions who secured an opportunity against Argumedo for some time in March and is only waiting for the official date.

“I am very motivated, anxious and thankful for the opportunity,” Rodriguez recently said from camp. “I want the day to be here already so I can win the title and give my city of Tijuana another world champion.” (more…)

Story and photo by Felipe Leon IBF#6/WBC#7 ranked straw weight Abraham “Choko” Rodriguez (19-0, 9KO) of Tijuana, Mexico, is a …


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WBA has not approved heavyweight interim title fight

The World Boxing Association wants to clarify that has not approved any new interim title fight. Therefore the fight between Odlanier Solis and Manuel Charr will not have a WBA interim heavyweight title at stake. The contest between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko was approved for the WBA super championship, while the clash between Shannon Briggs and Fres Oquendo for the regular title awaits a February 23 purse bid.

WBA already has eight weight categories with one champion and continues to work to achieve that goal in all 17 divisions in boxing.

The World Boxing Association wants to clarify that has not approved any new interim title fight. Therefore the fight between …


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Han, Felix Jr, Gerula media day

Photo: Top Rank

Headliners for Friday’s big El Paso boxing card pose at the pre-fight press conference. Jennifer Han, Jose Felix Jr. and Olivia Gerula will all see action with Han and Gerula facing off with the IBF Women’s World Featherweight Title on the line. Felix, Jr. will face Jonathan Maicelo in a ten round battle of lightweight contenders. Doors open at 6:00 PM Friday at The Don Haskins Convention Center.

Photo: Top Rank Headliners for Friday’s big El Paso boxing card pose at the pre-fight press conference. Jennifer Han, Jose …



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Broner, Granados media day

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados kicked-off fight week with a media workout Wednesday ahead of their main event showdown Saturday, February 18 live on SHOWTIME® from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Also working out Wednesday and competing in televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT were WBA Welterweight Champion David Avanesyan and two-time world champion Lamont Peterson, who meet in a 12-round welterweight fight, and light heavyweight contenders Marcus Browne and Thomas Williams Jr., who meet in a 10-round contest.

Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday from Oasis Elite Boxing Club:

Adrien Broner:

“I feel really good. I’m confident as always. Training has been great and I’m just ready to put on a show for my hometown. (more…)

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados kicked-off fight week with a …


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Garcia primed and ready for Thurman

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Undefeated World champion Danny “Swift” Garcia looks to be in the best shape of his career as he prepares to face undefeated WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman in the main event of the Showtime Championship Boxing card at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday March 4th. The card will be televised on CBS. Danny Garcia and his father spoke on the fight as they finished their media workout for the press at Danny Garcia’s DSG Boxing Gym in Philly.

Danny Garcia on Keith Thurman’s preparation for the fight: “I really don’t know what he does. At the end of the day, I prepare myself to be 100%. I will be prepared for anything he does. That is why I am a true champion, because I can adapt to whatever he brings to the table and that is what I am going to do March 4th.” (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated World champion Danny “Swift” Garcia looks to be in the best shape …


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Russell, Escandon is official

WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. and featherweight contender Oscar Escandon will host a media luncheon and roundtable to officially announce their main event showdown Saturday, March 11 from MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

Following the luncheon, media will be offered a tour of The Theater at MGM National Harbor, the venue where the new resort’s first boxing event will be held.

WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. and featherweight contender Oscar Escandon will host a media luncheon and roundtable to …


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Flanagan, Petrov quotes and photo

Photos: Karen Priestley

WBO Lightweight Champion of the World Terry Flanagan and his latest challenger Petr Petrov came face-to-face at a press conference today at the home of Premier League giants Manchester City ahead of their showdown at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 8th April, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Undefeated Flanagan, a City fanatic and season ticket holder at the Etihad Stadium, is gearing up for the fifth defence of his WBO strap and insisted no corners will be cut in his preparation for former World Title challenger Petrov.

“If I’m not 100% against Petrov I could slip up,” said Flanagan. “If I’m not on my game he’s a potential banana skin and I won’t get those big unification fights later on in the year. First and foremost I need to get in the gym and do the hard work. Me at my best beats him at his best. (more…)

Photos: Karen Priestley WBO Lightweight Champion of the World Terry Flanagan and his latest challenger Petr Petrov came face-to-face at …



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2017 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees

Former world champion Thomas Hearns, who along with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran dominated boxing in the 1980s and became known collectively as “The Four Kings,” headlines a 14-person class of inductees into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Hall CEO/president Michelle Corrales-Lewis announced Wednesday.

Hearns was chosen in the non-Nevada resident boxer category, along with Michael Spinks, Erik Morales, Michael Carbajal, women’s boxing star Lucia Rijker and Salvador Sanchez. Elected in the Nevada resident boxer category was Ken Norton, Leon Spinks and Richie Sandoval.

Chosen in the non-boxer category were referee Davey Pearl, public relations specialist Debbie Munch, promoter Mel Greb, trainer/cut man Rafael Garcia and Nevada Athletic Commission chair Dr. Elias Ghanem. (more…)

Former world champion Thomas Hearns, who along with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran dominated boxing in …


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Thurman ready for Garcia

Photos: Prime 360 Photography

Undefeated world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman hosted media at his training camp in St. Petersburg, FL Wednesday as he prepares to face fellow welterweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in the main event of Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center, the home of Brooklyn Boxing™.

Broadcast coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with undefeated rising star Erickson Lubin battling once-beaten knockout artist Jorge Cota in a super welterweight title eliminator bout.

Here is what Thurman had to say Wednesday from the St. Petersburg Boxing Club:

Keith Thurman:

“At the end of the day, it’s just another fight. My job has not changed since I was seven years old. This is the sport that I love. The name of the game to hit and not get hit, but you know I’m looking to inflict some damage as well. (more…)

Photos: Prime 360 Photography Undefeated world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman hosted media at his training camp in St. Petersburg, …


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Jones-Gunn Press Conference Quotes

By Rick Scharmberg
Photos: Rick Scharmberg

Roy Jones Jr. (64-9, 46 KOs) has won titles in every division from middleweight to heavyweight in his illustrious pro career, which dates back to 1989. This Friday night, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, Jones will attempt to add the vacant WBF cruiserweight title to his collection. “Skill vs. Will” will feature Jones taking on Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-6-1, 18 KOs) in the twelve round main event. The co-main event will feature world-rated Kanat Islam (22-0, 18 KOs), who will take on Robson Assis (16-3, 9 KOs) in a ten round junior middleweight bout. The final press conference took place today at the Chase Center.

Roy Jones Jr.:
Thanks to everyone who came together to make this event happen. Delaware is a small jewel, and to bring a big jewel together with it, you get a hell of a jewel.

Bobby Gunn is a mean dude. To be 72-0 with 72 knockouts in bare knuckles, says you beating somebody up for the heck of it. People ask why I am fighting him. It’s because I respect that. This guy is a killer, and I try to do things different. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Photos: Rick Scharmberg Roy Jones Jr. (64-9, 46 KOs) has won titles in every division from middleweight …


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WBA now has one champion in eight divisons

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza said Wednesday at a press conference held in Panama City that the WBA now has eight divisions, out of the 17 existing in boxing, with a single champion. “Yesterday (February 14) Jason Sosa resigned his title so now Jezreel Corrales is the only super featherweight champion. His status remains super champion as is in the rules, but there not will be another champion in that division. So we have eight cleaned up divisions as we promised,” Mendoza said.

Mendoza stated he’ll continue to work on the remaining nine weight categories to achieve the goal of one champion per division. The next world title reduction will come March 18 in the middleweight division, unless Golovkin-Jacobs ends in a draw. Another title reduction fight was to have taken place February 25 between WBA super bantamweight super champion Guillermo Ringondeaux against interim champ Moses Flores, but that whole card was canceled due to an injury to main eventer James Kirkland. “As you see, it’s not simple because many things happen,” said Mendoza. “We assume our responsibility in this case, but I think we have been proceeding at a good pace.”

A tournament is already underway to determine a single WBA heavyweight champion.

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza said Wednesday at a press conference held in Panama City that the WBA now has …



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Sosa, Lomachenko quick quotes

Undefeated two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko and WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa talked to reporters about their upcoming fight on April 8 at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Sosa: It’s been a blessing for me to stay hungry and to stay focused and to retain my class and learning everything.

Lomachenko: I am very happy for being back into training camp. I am enjoying every single day I am preparing for the fight. Thank you very much and we’ll see you on April 8th.

Undefeated two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko and WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa talked to …


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WBA may order Santa Cruz-Mares

The World Boxing Association may order a match between WBA featherweight super champion Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, the regular champion at 126. The announcement could come within a week according to WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. The intention of the Championships Committee is to continue the policy of reducing the number of titles. However, Santa Cruz-Mares could be delayed if Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton reach a new agreement for a third fight.

The World Boxing Association may order a match between WBA featherweight super champion Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, the …


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Sosa gives up WBA super featherweight title

WBA super welterweight champion Jason Sosa has relinquished the WBA regular 130lb world title. The reason for his decision is he’s taking a “life-changing” fight against WBO champ Vasyl Lomachenko. Sosa was the mandatory challenger super champion 130 pounds super champion Jezreel Corrales, who now has the opportunity for an optional fight before his mandatory. WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza is studying the possibility of an elimination tournament to determine the mandatory challenger for Corrales.

WBA super welterweight champion Jason Sosa has relinquished the WBA regular 130lb world title. The reason for his decision is …


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Broner-Granados undercard announced

Unbeaten prospect Jamontay Clark (10-0, 6 KOs) meets Nicaragua’s Santos Benavides (25-11-2, 19 KOs) in an eight-round bout that highlights an exciting undercard on Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Additional action will feature unbeaten Indianapolis-native Curtis Hill Jr. (9-0, 4 KOs) in a six-round light heavyweight bout against Cory Dulaney (5-3-1, 1 KO) and unbeaten Cincinnati-native Santino Turnbow (3-0, 2 KOs) taking on Joe Miller Jr. (1-1) in a four-round cruiserweight showdown.

Rounding out the night is Cincinnati’s Desmons Jarman and Honduras-native David Quay in a four-round super featherweight and Atlanta’s Tra-Kwon Pettis (5-2, 1 KO) facing Milwaukee’s Mike Fowler (5-4, 2 KOs) in a four-round lightweight contest.

Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados will take place Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, live on Showtime.

Unbeaten prospect Jamontay Clark (10-0, 6 KOs) meets Nicaragua’s Santos Benavides (25-11-2, 19 KOs) in an eight-round bout that highlights …


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Undefeated Yildirim to battle Sushchyts for WBC title

By Marco Bratusch

On February 18th 25-year-old Turkish fighter Avni “Mr. Robot” Yildirim (14-0, 9 KOs) will fight his first match of 2017 after a busy 6-bout winning streak in 2016. The undefeated WBC #3, WBA #7 and IBF #8 super middleweight will face off against 28-year-old Aliaksandr Sushchyts (21-3-1, 11 KOs) from Minsk, Belarus. The fight will be at the Teatro Principe in Milan, in co-promotion with Ahmet Oner. The contest will be for the WBC International Silver title and televised by Turkish channel TV8,5 along with Polish channel fightklub.

Ahmet Oner, who is willing to put Yildirim against a top contender during this year, made some noise last week stating that it was his fighter who had damaged James DeGale’s teeth during a sparring session in Miami, Florida. DeGale’s injury was previously thought to occur during his unification bout against WBC champion Badou Jack on January 14th in Brooklyn, a spirited contest which ended in majority draw. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch On February 18th 25-year-old Turkish fighter Avni “Mr. Robot” Yildirim (14-0, 9 KOs) will fight his first …


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Kauffman, Mansour to clash March 17

Heavyweight contenders Travis “My Time” Kauffman (31-1, 23 KOs) and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-2-1, 16 KOs) will headline the action on Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce Friday, March 17 at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Reading’s Kauffman and Philadelphia’s Mansour will meet in a 12-round battle of Pennsylvania-rivals who are looking to go through the other on their way to a world title shot.

“I am very excited for this fight on March 17,” said Kauffman. “I am training very hard, and I’m ready to take care of business. This win will get me to the next level. Amir is a tough fighter who has never been in a bad fight. He is a desperate fighter who knows this is his last chance to retain his spot as a heavyweight contender, so I expect to see the best Amir Mansour. I will be very sharp. I expect a better performance than I had against Chris Arreola.”

“This is a fight that the heavyweight division needs,” said Mansour. “This is two top quality facing off against each other. I am the toughest fighter that he has ever faced, but he is not the toughest fighter that I have faced. I will say that he is one of the best boxers in the heavyweight division. He has tremendous boxing skills, and I am looking forward to mixing it up with someone who can box and fight.”

Heavyweight contenders Travis “My Time” Kauffman (31-1, 23 KOs) and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-2-1, 16 KOs) will headline the action …


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Yunier Dorticos signs with Caribe Promotions and Warriors Boxing

Interim WBA World Cruiserweight Champion Yunier Dorticos has signed a co-promotional agreement with Warriors Boxing and Caribe Promotions.

“I have worked hard in my career and Caribe Promotions has helped get me to where I am now. I am a world-class fighter, and that comes with making choices to benefit my career and my team,” said Dorticos. “I am excited to join Warriors Boxing as my co-promoter along with my Caribe Promotions, because it gives me to opportunity to be under the guidance of a world-class championship team and take my career to new heights. Together with Caribe Promotions and Warriors Boxing, I will become the best 200-lb undisputed Cruiserweight Champion in the World.”

Interim WBA World Cruiserweight Champion Yunier Dorticos has signed a co-promotional agreement with Warriors Boxing and Caribe Promotions. “I have …


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Light heavy twinbill in Leipzig

Photos: Eroll Popova / Team SES

The kickoff press conference for the March 18 clash in Leipzig, Germany, tool place Monday at the Bayerischer Bahnhof restaurant. European light heavyweight champion Robert Stieglitz (50-5-1, 29 KOs) makes his first title defense against Nikola Sjekloća (32-4, 11 KOs) and WBO/WBA Inter-Continental light heavyweight beltholder Dominic Boesel (23-0, 8 KOs) faces undefeated Finn Sami “Boom Boom” Enbom (14-0, 7 KOs) on a card that will feature five title fights in all.

Robert Stieglitz: “This opponent is a very good man and has never been stopped. Naturally I won’t be giving up the title willingly.”

Nikola Sjekloca: “We’ve only been missing by a little bit, but we’ve made up for it and Stieglitz will feel it!”

Dominic Bösel: He’d better practice his “Boom Boom” in training camp and we’ll see in the ring how much “Boom Boom” is left.”

Sami Enbom: “We have a plan and with my “Boom Boom“ we’ll relieve him of his belt and bring it to Finland!” (more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova / Team SES The kickoff press conference for the March 18 clash in Leipzig, Germany, tool place …


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Foreign promoter: Top Rank will make the final call

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#2 Jeff Horn’s co-promoter Dean Lonergan of Duco Events is confident that his charge will be challenging WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane, Australia on April 23 because it is Top Rank that makes the final call and Michael Koncz was only looking at other options

“Michael Koncz has looked at other options, and he is well within his rights to do so,” Dean Lonergan said. “But Top Rank will still make the final call in consultation with Manny.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO#2 Jeff Horn’s co-promoter Dean Lonergan of Duco Events is confident that his …


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Kovacs to face off against Cipoletta this Saturday

Felix Promotion’s will organize their first event of the year Saturday evening in Papa, Hungary. The main event of the evening will be Zoltán Kovacs (18-5-1) who will defend his WBO European super featherweight champion against Italian Champion Nicola Cipoletta (13-4-2).

The co-feature will star unbeaten cruiserweight WBO #11, Imre Szello (15-0-0) who will face off against dangerous former NABF Champion Garrett Wilson (17-11-1) in a 10 rounder.

Also on the card will be unbeaten middleweight prospect Norbert Harcsa (7-0-0) and Hungarian welterweight Champion Balázs Torteli (10-1-0).
The event is sold out since last Tuesday and will be televised Live by M4 Sport (Hungarian National TV).

Felix Promotion’s will organize their first event of the year Saturday evening in Papa, Hungary. The main event of the …


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Canelo-Chavez Jr with WBC commemorative belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

The World Boxing Council (WBC) will hand out a commemorative belt to the winner of the fight between Mexicans Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr., said WBC president Mauricio Sulaimán. Three designs have been presented and it will voted on with the participation of thousands of fans around the world that will decide the winning design. It will have an elaboration period of about six weeks.

The announcement indicates that for the most outstanding fights of the traditional weekend of May 5 and September 16 will be awarded the belt called “Don Adolfo López Mateos” and the first will be for the winner of the fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel The World Boxing Council (WBC) will hand out a commemorative belt to the …


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Wilder: there’s nothing like seeing a tall man go ‘timber’

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder hosted a jam-packed media workout Tuesday at Skyy Gym in Northport, AL as he prepares to defend his title in primetime on Saturday, February 25 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Here is what the Alabama-native Wilder had to say Tuesday:

Deontay Wilder:

“Gerald Washington is a tall, athletic fighter with good size and power. I don’t have the physical advantages and it’ll make the fight exciting. It’s two tall, athletic guys going at each other. It’s going to be an even playing field and there’s nothing like seeing a tall man go ‘timber’.

“I prefer fighting taller opponents. I can see a lot of things easier against a taller fighter. I take every fighter seriously, especially when they’re eye level. I know that I can be punished if I make a mistake and if their experienced enough to capitalize on it. (more…)

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder hosted a jam-packed media workout Tuesday at …


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Flores-Nguyen undercard announced

Unbeaten super lightweight Darwin Price (11-0, 6 KOs) enters the ring against tough contender Hylon Williams (16-3-1, 3 KOs) while fast-rising prospect Brandon Figueroa (10-0, 7 KOs) meets Miami’s Raul Chirino (10-4, 5 KOs) as part of an exciting night of action on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, February 21 from Silver Street in Houston, Texas.

Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated prospect Miguel Flores battling tough contender Dat Nguyen in a 10-round super featherweight attraction.

Unbeaten super lightweight Darwin Price (11-0, 6 KOs) enters the ring against tough contender Hylon Williams (16-3-1, 3 KOs) while …


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Three WBC International title fights to take place March 11th in Ghana

In celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independent Anniversary, Streetwise Promotions in association with Errol Hawks Sports Management present three WBC International Title fights on Saturday, March 11 at the newly built Bukom Boxing Arena in the capital city of Ghana.

In the main event, Lightweight World Title Challenger Richard Commey, (24-2-0, 22 KO’s) will battle Belgium’s Hedi Slimani, (26-2-0, 14 KO’s) in the 12-round main event for the WBC International Silver Lightweight Title.

Co-featured on March 11, Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson, (24-1-0, 20 K0’s) will face off against Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings, (19-2-0, 14 KO’s) in a scheduled 12-rounder for the WBC International Silver Welterweight Title.

Rounding out the headlining bouts on the outstanding card, undefeated and world ranked bantamweight prospect Duke “The Baby Faced Terminator” Micah, (19-0-0, 17 KO’s) will clash with Jonathan “El Fenix” Aguilar, (17-4-0, 15 KO’s) of Chiapas, Mexico, in a 12-round bout for the WBC International Silver Bantamweight Title.

In celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independent Anniversary, Streetwise Promotions in association with Errol Hawks Sports Management present three WBC International …


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WBC launches “I Fight for Mexico”

Photo: Alma Montiel

The World Boxing Council launched a new campaign “I Fight for Mexico.” The campaign’s main goal is to inspire and encourage values of solidarity and unity through hard work nationwide.

This initiative invites all people to stand proud and together stating “I fight for Mexico,” so we are all as one, giving our utmost, whatever our daily activity. The goal is to offer the very best of ourselves through solidarity in benefit of our Great Mexico.

Join us at: http://wbcboxing.com/votaMexico/

Photo: Alma Montiel The World Boxing Council launched a new campaign “I Fight for Mexico.” The campaign’s main goal is …


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Easter-Cruz reaches 1.5 million viewers over two showings on Bounce TV

Bounce aired an immediate encore of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round after the live event and the two telecasts combined reached 1.5 million viewers.

Nearly 10,000 fans packed the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio Friday night for hometown hero Robert Easter (19-0, 14 KOs) as he defended his lightweight world title against Puerto Rico’s Luis Cruz (22-5-1, 16 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round. The 2012 Olympic alternate used his reach and power throughout the fight, knocking Cruz down three times en route to a unanimous decision victory.

In the exciting co-main event, three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee Warren (14-2, 4 KOs) of Cincinnati lost a split decision to Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-1, 18 KOs) of Kazakhstan. The telecast kicked off with Cleveland-native Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs) earning a unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Luis Hernandez (15-4, 8 KOs) in a middleweight bout.

Bounce aired an immediate encore of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round after the live event and the two …


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Exclusive Interview: Errol Spence Jr.

By Jeff Zimmerman

Errol Spence Jr on his just announced fight against Kell Brook for the IBF welterweight title.

By Jeff Zimmerman Errol Spence Jr on his just announced fight against Kell Brook for the IBF welterweight title.


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Peter Fury: Parker is no mug

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is no mug and one of the best heavyweights in the world according to respected trainer Peter Fury, who’s son Hughie will challenge Parker in April at a venue and location yet to be determined for the WBO heavyweight championship.

“I rate him… and the team he’s got – they’re very good professionals,” Peter Fury said. “Parker is no mug and one of the best heavyweights out there. He’s a major talent and I’m just looking forward to the fight.”

Fury commented on Parker’s majority points victory over Andy Ruiz last December. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is no mug and one of the best …


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Mollo: Zimnoch behaves like 12-year-old girl

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Mike Mollo (21-6, 13 KO), the popular Chicago heavyweight, who mixes 50-60 hours work weeks with boxing, caused quite a stir a year ago when he KO’d then undefeated, 17-0 Krzysztof Zimnoch in less than 120 seconds in Poland. The loss to Mollo is still the only blemish on Zimnoch’s 20-1, 13 KO ledger. Both fighters will meet again – again in Poland – on February 25 to settle their considerable differences. “Merciless” Mollo can’t wait and predicts a repeat…

By Przemek Garczarczyk Mike Mollo (21-6, 13 KO), the popular Chicago heavyweight, who mixes 50-60 hours work weeks with boxing, …










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