Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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Interview: Andre Berto

By Arvin Nundloll
Photos: Stephanie Trapp

Former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto takes on Shawn Porter in a WBC final eliminator with the victor rewarded with a shot against Keith Thurman. Berto spoke to FightNews to tell us more about his plans for the fight, how he believes he’s now back in championship form and what going 12 rounds with Mayweather Jr. does to a fighter.

When asked about challenging Porter in the ring, Berto didn’t play down the threat faced on Saturday night.

“Shawn Porter is the type of kid that a touch, scrappy fighter. He doesn’t mind fighting the best and puts on great shows and a great fight every time and everybody knows he’s one of the top welterweight fighters in the world.” (more…)

By Arvin Nundloll Photos: Stephanie Trapp Former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto takes on Shawn Porter in a WBC final …


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Showtime announces more fight dates

In addition to Klitschko-Joshua, Showtime today confirmed several more boxing telecasts.

Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL
Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) vs. Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs)
(IBF Super Featherweight World Championship)
Venue: Copper Box Arena in London, England

Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Gary Russell Jr. (21-1, 16 KOs) vs. Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17 KOs)
(WBC Featherweight World Championship)
Andre Dirrell (25-2, 16 KOs) vs. José Uzcátegui (26-1, 22 KOs)
(IBF Super Middleweight Interim World Championship)
Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KOs) vs. Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 KOs)
(WBA Super Lightweight Eliminator)
Venue: MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Saturday, May 27 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) vs. Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 19 KOs)
(IBF Welterweight World Championship)
Venue: Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England

Saturday, June 3 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) vs. Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KOs)(WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship)
Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KOs) vs. Jean Pascal (31-4-1, 18 KOs)
(WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Title)
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal

Friday, June 9 – ShoBox: The New Generation
Joel Diaz Jr. (23-0, 19 KOs) vs. Abel Ramos (17-2-2, 12 KOs)
(Super Lightweight)
Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y.

Expected This Summer:
Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and WBC Lightweight World Champion Mikey Garcia in separate events live on SHOWTIME.

In addition to Klitschko-Joshua, Showtime today confirmed several more boxing telecasts. Saturday, May 20 – SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL Gervonta Davis …



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Fonfara: Boxing tells you who you are

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“How can I be cocky against Stevenson after losing the first fight?” asks light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara. “Fighting against the world champion? With Virgil Hunter, we’re working on the best possible plan for June 3. Some pretty new stuff, but there’s also old school Plan B – just fight Stevenson rough and tough. He knows what that means.”

Andrzej Fonfara
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

Fightnews.com® immediately interviewed Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO) after Showtime officially announced his WBC light heavyweight title fight against current champion Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KO) on June 3 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “How can I be cocky against Stevenson after losing the first fight?” asks light heavyweight contender Andrzej …


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Showtime lands LIVE Joshua-Klitschko telecast, HBO gets same-day delayed replay

Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and K2 Promotions have reached agreement with U.S. premium television giants Showtime and HBO to televise the most significant heavyweight world championship match in more than a decade. On Saturday, April 29, IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua will face former unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko from a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London.

Showtime is the exclusive U.S. television partner of Joshua, while HBO has an exclusive agreement with Klitschko in the States. Each premium network will produce its own separate telecast of the main event match for the U.S. audience. SHOWTIME will televise its presentation LIVE at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT, while HBO presents a delayed telecast at approximately 10:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and K2 Promotions have reached agreement with U.S. premium television giants Showtime and HBO …




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Luis-Nunez Full Report

By Dave Spencer

Tony ‘Lightening’ Luis (23-3 8KO) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his hometown Cornwall Ontario fans and was victorious as opponent Noe Nunez (17-5-1-13KO) was unable to answer the bell for the 7th round. Luis ripped Nunez with hooks to the body all night and strayed low with one in the 4th that had the Mexican fighter on the canvas for a good three minutes. It was for all intents and purposes the turning point of the fight as Luis easily dominated a very angry fighter who was getting the second best of the exchanges from that point on. Luis seemed on the verge of stopping Nunez at the end of the 6th but got the TKO win when the fighter who turned 30 last Monday sank down to his knees in the corner and was unable to continue. (more…)

By Dave Spencer Tony ‘Lightening’ Luis (23-3 8KO) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his …


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Hatley ready to prove he’s one of the best

By Robert Hughes

This weekend Joe Boxing Fan is going to be asking ‘who the Bleep is Charles “The Future” Hatley and how did he get here?’

Answer: He is the future of boxing in the junior-middleweight division – if you ask him.

How did he get here? That’s a little deeper.

One fact can’t be blown off. “The Future” is the #1 ranked WBC challenger to Jermell Charlo’s title and if Hatley wins Saturday night he will have the ‘real’ super welterweight green and gold belt, not the secondary Silver model.

The boxing future for Hatley has been rambling down a long road for a long time and it has hit a few bumps and one big pothole. It sat behind the wheel going nowhere for long stretches. (more…)

By Robert Hughes This weekend Joe Boxing Fan is going to be asking ‘who the Bleep is Charles “The Future” …


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Mandatory Lippinets next in line for Indongo

Unbeaten IBF junior welterweight world champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) seized the WBA championship from Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KOs) title with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The immediate talk over many social media networks was a unification showdown for Indongo against unbeaten WBC and WBO 140lb champ Terrance Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs).

There are a few roadblocks for that fight to happen immediately as Crawford already has a scheduled May 20th defense against Feliz Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs). Indongo has an IBF mandatory defense against unbeaten Sergey Lippinets (12-0, 10 KOs). Lippinets earned his #1 mandatory status by defeating Leonardo Zappavigna (35-3, 25 KOs) this past December by way of knockout. He then patiently waited as a unification was approved between Indongo and Burns. He feels he has waited long enough and now expects a deal for him to fight Indongo to be agreed upon real soon. (more…)

Unbeaten IBF junior welterweight world champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) seized the WBA championship from Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 …


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Nietes planning to deliver a KO

Barely two weeks before the big night, Donnie Nietes’ camp reports the longest-reigning Filipino world champion and two-time world titlist is ready to make history. Scheduled for a 12-round world title battle against IBF ranked #4 Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand, Nietes stakes his undefeated status as a world champion for nearly 10 years for yet another milestone in Philippine Boxing.

As Nietes fights for a third world title division, he takes the challenge to become the third Filipino champion who’s won world titles in three divisions or more next to eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao and five-division world champion Nonito Donaire.

Nietes disclosed he just finished his 12-round sparring sessions last week and will be starting to slow down by this week. “I feel ready for the fight on April 29,” said Nietes. (more…)

Barely two weeks before the big night, Donnie Nietes’ camp reports the longest-reigning Filipino world champion and two-time world titlist …



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The 12th Round: The Three Minute Risk

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son

I refuse to be a rider on a bandwagon.
My platform is not a bandwagon.

Finally, Women’s Boxing has caught world attention in the news. Unfortunately, about the wrong topic. When there are so many positive things that can and should be done to bolster popularity for the sport, the focus is on… “longer rounds for female fighters”. And despite the wisdom of the science behind the 2-minute round, during this past week, there have been outcries from some women boxers demanding “equality “based on instituting a 3-minute round.

As President of the WBC, I will not jump on the Bandwagon only to see fine athletes crushed beneath its wheels. The easy thing to do would be to try to be popular, pretend to be a hero and agree to change the 2-minute round to 3-minutes. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son I refuse to be a rider on a bandwagon. My platform …


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Shot of the day

Photos: Top Rank

WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez runs the strand of Hermosa Beach in preparation for his title defense against Max Bursak of Ukraine at Stub Hub, Carson Ca. April 22, 2017.

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Photos: Top Rank WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez runs the strand of Hermosa Beach in preparation for …


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Butt, Draw in Cache Creek card

By Jim Jenkins, Courtesy of Sacramento Bee

Former world super-flyweight champion Rodrigo Guerrero (25-6-2) of Mexico suffered a flash first-round knockdown, then was butted unintentionally early in the second round by Mike Ruiz Jr. (11-4-3) of Fresno, causing a gashed eye and forcing a technical draw in their main event Saturday night at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, Calif.

Frustrated Rodrigo Guerrero (left) and Mike Ruiz Jr. raise hands after butt-caused draw in main event. (Photo by Paco Presents)

Promoters Don Chargin and Paco Damian said there is a rematch clause in the bantamweights’ contract for another 10-rounder, so a second chance looms to fight for the International Boxing Association Americas vacant title. (more…)

By Jim Jenkins, Courtesy of Sacramento Bee Former world super-flyweight champion Rodrigo Guerrero (25-6-2) of Mexico suffered a flash first-round …


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Luis stops Nunez

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Tony Luis (23-3) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his hometown Cornwall, Ontario fans and was victorious as opponent Noe Nunez was unable to answer the bell for the 7th round. Luis ripped Nunez with hooks to the body all night and strayed low with one in the 4th that had him on the canvas for a good three minutes. It was for all intents and purposes the turning point of the fight as Luis easily dominated a very angry fighter who was getting the second best of the exchanges. Luis seemed on the verge of stopping the Mexican at the end of the 6th but got the stoppage win when Nunez sank down to his knees in the corner unable to continue.

In the co-feature former Olympian Custio Clayton (11-0) made quick work of Alfredo Chavez rocking him with a right hand and dropping him heavily for a ten count to end the opening round.

By Dave Spencer at ringside Tony Luis (23-3) returned home for the first time to fight in front of his …



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Barrera batters Parker; Alexander tops Rey

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, WBA #4, WBC #8, WBO #13 light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KO’s) TKO’d Paul Parker (8-2, 4 KO’s) on a card promoted by Main Events and televised by HBO Latino. The first three rounds were even with both fighters having trouble finding their distance and scoring consistently. Barerra took over in the 4th and settled down, landing combinations and keeping Parker off balance while winning the exchanges. In a weird exchange, Barrera punched Parker in the chest but also headbutted him which gave him an immense amount of time to recover.

In the 5th, it was all Barrera, dropping Parker twice and the referee called out the contest when Parker was about to drop a third time, bouncing off the ropes. The second knockdown sent Parker entirely across the canvas which tied him up in the ropes for a brief moment. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In the main event at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, WBA #4, …


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Roach: Manny is prepared for anything against Horn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach said it has been a long time since Manny Pacquiao has scored a KO but that will change when the WBO welterweight champion will defend the title against Jeff Horn on July 2 (July 1 in the USA) in Brisbane, Australia.

“Many hasn’t scored a KO in a long time, it’s time that changed. He’s working his ass off and we will be keeping the world title,” Roach told Grantlee Kieza of CourierMail.com the other day.

Roach added “Manny doesn’t underestimate anyone. Horn is a good puncher, but we’re prepared for anything. Manny will go for a knockout.

“Horn is a good counter-puncher, so we are coming up with a sure-fire game plan.

“There are big fights coming up for Manny and Horn is just the kind of opponent Manny needs to prepare for those.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach said it has been a long time …


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Indongo dominates Burns to unify WBA and IBF 140lb titles

In a huge super lightweight unification clash, unbeaten IBF champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) claimed the belt of WBA champion Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KOs) with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. After a slow start, Indongo’s power started paying dividends as he broke Burns down. Burns tried to rally late, but still he had to be wary of Indongo’s power. Burns down in round twelve, ruled a slip. Scores were 120-108, 118-110, 116-112.

WBA/IBF champ Indongo against WBC/WBO champ Terence Crawford for the undisputed title would be a natural.

Other Results:
Charlie Edwards UD12 Iain Butcher (super flyweight)
Edwards claims vacant British title.
Scores: 120-108, 120-109, 120-108

Robbie Barrett MD12 Scotty Cardle (lightweight)
Barrett dethrones British lightweight champ.
Score: 115-113, 114-112, 114-114

Lawrence Okolie KO1 Lukasz Rusiewicz (cruiserweight)
2016 Olympian Okolie goes to 2-0 with two first round KOs.

Josh Kelly W6 Jay Byrne (welterweight)
2016 Olympian Kelly wins pro debut
Score: 59-55

In a huge super lightweight unification clash, unbeaten IBF champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) claimed the belt of WBA …


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Arum: Horn’s chances improved against Manny

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says that Jeff Horn’s chances of dethroning WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on July 2 have improved. “I watched Horn’s last fight ringside in New Zealand and he’s a very capable young man,” Arum told The Sunday Mail from his home in Las Vegas. “If his fight with Pacquiao was in Vegas or Madison Square Garden in New York I wouldn’t give him much of a chance because I think nerves would take over against a fighter like Manny. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says that Jeff Horn’s chances of dethroning …



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Chavez Sr: My Son is bipolar

By Hesiquio Balderas

After recent reports that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was bored and tired of being in camp and wanted to leave the Otomí Training Center to continue his training in Las Vegas, Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr had some hard words for his son.

“Everything is going well according to what Julio has done in the past, but he’s not exactly where I want him to be. Julio is the type of person that won’t follow instructions. If you tell him to run at 8 am he runs at 10 am. If you tell him to spar six rounds, he spars more rounds or less rounds. So maybe I’m wrong because I want to change him, I don’t know. It’s just the way he is,” Chavez Sr. told David Faitelson of ESPN Deportes

“So, Julio has looked good in the gym but there are things that he should be doing better. Julio is a bit bipolar so at this moment everything is OK,” concluded Chavez Sr. (more…)

By Hesiquio Balderas After recent reports that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was bored and tired of being in camp and …


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Bivol erupts: Full Report

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Undefeated WBA Interim Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia scored a crushing-round TKO over a game but outmatched Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson of Cedar Hill, TX to retain his title in the main event in front of 2, 159 fans and a Showtime ShoBox national television audience at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Bivol started off very aggressive and dropped Clarkson twice with right hands in the first round. Clarkson to make a bout of it but was totally outgunned as Bivol patiently broke Clarkson down. Bivol would land a crushing left-right combination that would send Clarkson down to the canvas for the third and final time as referee Harvey Dock would stop the bout at 1:40 of the fourth round.

“I thought I would take four to five rounds to get going,” Bivol told reporters through his interpreter and manager Vadim Kornilov. “I was looking for the knockout and I hope everyone got what they wanted to see.” (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Mike Greenhill Undefeated WBA Interim Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia scored …


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Weights from Cornwall, Ontario

Tony Luis 137.7 vs. Noe Nunez 137.5.
Custio Clayton 151.8 vs. Alfredo Chavez 152
Will Madera 137.8 vs. Omar Valenzuela 138.9
Ronnie Robidoux 161.8 vs. Jesus Ortega 162.8
Michael Brandon 151.9 vs. Michel Polina 152.7
Daniel Andujo 117.3 vs. PG Tondo 116.9

Venue: Cornwall Civic Complex, Cornwall, Ontario
Promoter: Liveco Boxing

Tony Luis 137.7 vs. Noe Nunez 137.5. Custio Clayton 151.8 vs. Alfredo Chavez 152 Will Madera 137.8 vs. Omar Valenzuela …


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Ito keeps WBO ASPAC 130lb belt by stopping Villanueva

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Fast-rising Masayuki Ito (21-1-1, 10 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBO Asia Pacific super-featherweight belt when he dropped hard-hitting Filipino Lorenzo Villanueva (32-2, 28 KOs), 130, in the second and the ninth en route to a fine stoppage at 1:40 of the ninth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

Hard-punching as he was, Villanueva looked stiff and vulnerable to the champ’s quick and snappy shots, early hitting the deck in the second. The Filipino showed his heart, but the Japanese champ, despite a swollen right optic, was apparently in command, whipping him with more effective shots. Having Villanueva at bay in round seven, Ito turned loose and again floored the damaged opponent in the fatal ninth. The ref Nakamura made a well-timed halt to the challenger to save him from further punishment.

Having failed to win the IBF 140-pound belt due to a second-round demolition by Eduard Troyanovsky in Russia last September, Keita Obara (17-2-1, 15 KOs), 146.25, show his first appearance since and defeated Indonesian Larry Siwu (24-7, 20 KOs), 147, by a unanimous verdict (79-74, 78-74, 77-75) over eight. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-rising Masayuki Ito (21-1-1, 10 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBO Asia Pacific …


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Del Bosque earns ABO lightweight title in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

On Good Friday in Dallas, Texas at The Bomb Factory, Alexis del Bosque (12-4, 8 KOs) and Gabriel Gutierrez (4-6, 3 KOs) squared off for the ABO lightweight regional title. Del Bosque used a consistent attack to the head and body of Gutierrez throughout the 6 rounds to earn the belt. Del Bosque showed from the opening bell that power shots to the body was going to be his calling card as he landed at will with left and right hand hooks. When Gutierrez would drop his hands which he did throughout the fight, Del Bosque would go upstairs to the head and land big shots there as well. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Robert Hughes On Good Friday in Dallas, Texas at The Bomb Factory, Alexis del Bosque (12-4, …


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Chisora under strict instructions to KO Helenius

Trainer Don Charles says Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) is leaving nothing to chance when he meets Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) in a hotly anticipated rematch at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland on May 27. Helenius holds a controversial split decision win over Chisora from their showdown in December 2011, which many, including Charles, believed the British boxer did enough to win.

“Even Stevie Wonder could have judged the correct winner in that fight,” he says. “I used to take these bad results personally, but not anymore. It happens all the time at all levels of boxing, whether that’s in the amateurs or professionals.

“You should be able to overturn results in boxing. Boxing seems to be the only sport at the moment where you can’t go back and change outcomes. Football, Cricket, Tennis, American sports, etc. all have technology and video replays in order to correct bad decisions. Why not do the same in boxing?” (more…)

Trainer Don Charles says Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) is leaving nothing to chance when he meets Robert Helenius (24-1, …


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Weights from Cache Creek (Calif.)

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Rodrigo Guerrero 118 vs Mike Ruiz 118
(IBA Americas bantamweight title)
Jose Salgado 121 vs. Javier Gallo 120.5
Alberto Torres 130 vs. Jose Silveira 129
Rudy Puga Jr. 166 vs. Cameron Sevilla 169.5
Ivan Vergara 124.5 vs. Manuel Munoz 129.5
Steven Rapadas 132 vs. Percy Peterson 130

Date: Saturday, April 15 (6 p.m).
Venue: Cache Creek Casino Resort.
Promoters: Don Chargin and Paco Damian.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Rodrigo Guerrero 118 vs Mike Ruiz 118 (IBA Americas bantamweight title) Jose Salgado 121 vs. …


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Bivol destroys Clarkson, retains WBA interim light heavyweight title

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Undefeated WBA Interim Light Heavyweight champion Dmitroy Bivol scored a crushing-round TKO over a game but outmatched Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson to retain his title in our main event at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Bivol started off very aggressive and dropped Clarkson twice with right hands in the first round. Clarkson tried to make a bout of it but was totally outgunned as Bivol patiently broke Clarkson down. Bivol would land a crushing left-right combination that would send Clarkson down to the canvas for the third and final time as referee Harvey Dock would stop the bout at 1:40 of the fourth round.

Bivol is now 10-0, eight KO’s. Clarkson falls to 21-4, 12 KO’s. photos

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime Undefeated WBA Interim Light Heavyweight champion Dmitroy Bivol scored a crushing-round …


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Stunner: Huerta KOs ‘Striker’ Delgado



Photos: Lina Baker/ See You Ringside Photography

Five unbeaten fighters entered the ring on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. but only four emerged with their “O” still in place.

In the main event, super featherweight Charles Huerta (18-5, 11 KOs) scored an explosive third round KO over previously unbeaten Ivan “Striker” Delgado (11-1-1, 4 KOs). Huerta dropped Delgado hard in round three. Delgado beat the count, but Huerta was immediately all over him and finished him with a barrage of punches. Time was :36. (more…)

Photos: Lina Baker/ See You Ringside Photography Five unbeaten fighters entered the ring on Friday night at the Belasco Theater …


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Undercard Results from Oxon Hill, Maryland

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

In the co-feature at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD, Malik “Iceman” Hawkins put in a dominating performance stopping previously undefeated Carlos Soto of Torreon, Mexico at the end of the second round.

Hawkins found a home with his right hand and repeatedly battered Soto with it, causing a huge welt over Soto’s left eye. Eventually, the ringside physician, Dr. Doug Frankel, looked at the eye and ruled Soto unfit to continue.

Hawkins remains undefeated at 11-0, eight KO’s. Soto falls for the first time and he is 13-1-2, seven KO’s. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime In the co-feature at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon …


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Weights from Brooks, California

Photo: Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle

Mike Ruiz Jr. 118 1/2 Rodrigo Guerrero 118
Jose Salgado 121 Javier Gallo 120 1/2
Alberto Torres 130 Jose Silveria 129
Rudy Puga Jr. 166 Cameron Rivera 169 1/2
Ivan Vergara 124 1/2 Manuel Munoz 129 1/2
Steven Rapadas 130 Percy Peterson 130

Promoter: Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents Boxing
Venue: Cache Creek Casino and Resort, Brooks, CA

Photo: Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle Mike Ruiz Jr. 118 1/2 Rodrigo Guerrero 118 Jose Salgado 121 Javier Gallo 120 1/2 Alberto …


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Weights from Connecticut

Photo: Main Events

Sullivan Barrera 178 vs Paul “Pay Per View” Parker 177
Vaughn Alexander 162 Andres Calixto 160.5
Juan Goode 256 vs Cassius Chaney 245
Madiyar Ashkeyev 154 vs Shawn Cameron 153
Enriko Gogokhia 148.5 vs Bryan Goldsby 147.5
Meiirim Nursultanov 160 vs Javier Olvera 159.5

Promoter: Main Events
Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
TV: HBO Latino

Photo: Main Events Sullivan Barrera 178 vs Paul “Pay Per View” Parker 177 Vaughn Alexander 162 Andres Calixto 160.5 Juan …


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WBO interim champion Fukuhara named champion upon retirement of Takayama

By David Finger

For WBO interim 105-pound champion Tatsuya Fukuhara, his eagerly anticipated all-Japan unification bout against WBO 105-pound champion in recess Katsunari Takayama won’t be moving forward as planned. The 33-year old Takayama, 31-8, 12 KOs, notified the WBO of his retirement from the sport of boxing last week, prompting the WBO to name Fukuhara the WBO mini flyweight champion.

“As soon as we received official notice of retirement of (Takayama) we elevated the interim champion to champion,” WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel said of the move.

But Japanese fight fans still have an exciting all-Japan bout featuring the all-action Fukuhara to look forward to. Fukuhara, 19-4-6, 7 KOs, has been ordered to defend his title against #1 contender Ryuya Yamanaka, 14-2, 4 KOs, in 90 days. (more…)

By David Finger For WBO interim 105-pound champion Tatsuya Fukuhara, his eagerly anticipated all-Japan unification bout against WBO 105-pound champion …


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Luis proves you can go home again

By Dave Spencer

The last time there was boxing in Cornwall Ontario in 2002, a young fourteen year-old Tony Luis seeing a professional event for the first time knew that boxing was what he wanted to do fulltime.

“That would have been the first pro event I ever went to,” the now 29-year-old contender told Fightnews of the event that featured a Canadian Lightweight championship bout, the division that Luis now competes in. “I was already steered in that direction (of becoming a professional boxer) though. Ever since I got my first taste of sweat and leather in the boxing gym, I was much younger than that, I knew this was something I wanted to do for as long as my body could do it.” (more…)

By Dave Spencer The last time there was boxing in Cornwall Ontario in 2002, a young fourteen year-old Tony Luis …


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Barrera-Parker Scouting Report

On Saturday night fans at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut and those watching live on HBO Latino will be treated to an Easter showdown of power vs. power when Cuban Sullivan Barrera (18-1, 13 KOs) and Ohio native Paul Parker square off in an 10-round light heavyweight fight. The fight will be main event on the HBO Latino Boxing telecast which begins at 11:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). (more…)

On Saturday night fans at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut and those watching …


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Burns and Indongo make weight

WBA super lightweight world champion Ricky Burns and IBF jr welterweight champion Julius Indongo made weight for their 140lb title unification showdown on Saturday at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.

Burns weight 139.2 pounds and Indongo weighed 139.3 pounds.

WBA super lightweight world champion Ricky Burns and IBF jr welterweight champion Julius Indongo made weight for their 140lb title …


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Ward vs. Kovalev 2 Presale Info

The pre-sale for the most anticipated rematch of the year ends tooday at 9:59 am PT/12:59 pm ET. Select fans can purchase tickets in advance using the exclusive pre-sale code “KRUSHER” after following this link:

axs.com

Tickets for Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” are priced at $1,255, $755, $505, $355, $255 and $105, not including applicable service charges. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 14 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET and will be available on axs.com and at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office.

The pre-sale for the most anticipated rematch of the year ends tooday at 9:59 am PT/12:59 pm ET. Select fans …


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This Weekend’s World Title Action

Undefeated WBA Interim light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (9-0, 7 KOs) more than an 18:1 favorite to retain his world title against challenger Samuel Clarkson tonight in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Offshore sportsbooks have Bivol favored at -1875 to -2000. Backers of Clarkson, who has won nine straight, can get up to +1050.

Dmitry Bivol: I know what people expect of me – they want the KO – and if the opportunity comes I’ll try to finish him.

Samuel Clarkson: I want to see what the hype is about. His whole career is my winning streak.

Photo: Emily Harney

The biggest fight of the weekend is the super lightweight unification clash between WBA champion Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KOs) and IBF champion Julius Indongo (21-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Hometown favorite Burns is -220 to defeat Indongo +180. AWE will televise.

Julius Indongo: It’s always easy to talk. Bring Burns in front of me and we will see who is the best.

Ricky Burns: Let him say what he wants, I’ll do my talking in the ring.

Photo: Steve Welsh

Undefeated WBA Interim light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (9-0, 7 KOs) more than an 18:1 favorite to retain his world …


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Weights from Los Angeles, California

Photo: Lina Baker / Seeyouringside Photography

Ivan Delgado 130 vs. Charles Huerta 130
Jonathan Navarro 147.6 vs. Joan Valenzuela 151
Manny Robles Jr. 127.8 vs. Antonio Martinez 129.8
Pablo Rubio Jr. 121.8 vs. Angel Aguilar 127
Edgar Valerio 125.4 vs. Francisco Dominguez 126

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
TV: Estrella TV

Photo: Lina Baker / Seeyouringside Photography Ivan Delgado 130 vs. Charles Huerta 130 Jonathan Navarro 147.6 vs. Joan Valenzuela 151 …




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