Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro (16-1, 12 KOs) turned in a dominant performance on Saturday night at the ...

>> continued

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

By Gabriel F. Cordero Big-punching three division world champion Jhonny González once again showed his power on Saturday night before 9,000 and a ...

>> continued

Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

The pro debut of 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez was a success as Hernandez pounded on Patrick Gutierrez (0-3) for four ...

>> continued

Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 ...

>> continued

Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

By David Robinett at ringside Middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) passed the toughest test of his career thus far, outlasting Glen ...

>> continued


Boxing news moves fast. Click here to refresh the page
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.

Latest Boxing News


Boxing News

Boxing returns to New York City on Jan 14

A press conference will be held tomorrow at the Barclays Center GEICO Atrium in Brooklyn to officially announce the January 14 world title twinbill featuring the super middleweight world title unification showdown berween WBC champion Badou Jack and IBF champion James DeGale. In the co-main, IBF junior lightweight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza battles undefeated Gervonta “The One” Davis. Mayweather Promotions President Floyd Mayweather will be in attendance and fight fans are welcome. The festivities begin at noon.

The card will be the first in the once active boxing state since September when the New York State Athletic Commission enacted expensive new insurance requirements that promoters balked at paying.

A press conference will be held tomorrow at the Barclays Center GEICO Atrium in Brooklyn to officially announce the January …


Boxing News

Late Results from Maine

By Matt Thompson at ringside

In the main event of Portland Boxing Club’s pro-am card at the Portland Expo Center in Maine this past Saturday, middleweight Russell Lamour, Jr improved to 15-2 (7) with a hard-fought unanimous decision over the determined Jaime Barboza (19-10, 9 KOs) of San Jose, Costa Rica. (more…)

By Matt Thompson at ringside In the main event of Portland Boxing Club’s pro-am card at the Portland Expo Center …



Boxing News

Former WBC World Champion Giacobbe Fragomeni back in the ring

47-year-old former WBC World cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (33-5-2, 13 KOs) will be back in action on January 14, 2017 at Teatro della Luna (1,730 seats) in Assago, close to Milan, Italy. He will fight in the main event of The Night of Kick and Punch 6, a show which will also offer many kickboxing fights. Fragomeni’s last fight was held on October 2015, then he chose to pursue a career in show-business and among other things he won the Italian edition of Celebrity Survivor (L’isola dei famosi). After that his popularity in Italy increased greatly and he was a guest in many other TV shows and was requested as trainer in seminars all over the peninsula.

Now, the ring bug caught him again: “I’m leaving for Southern Italy – said Fragomeni – where I will train with famous coach Biagio Zurlo, in Torre Annunziata (Campania region) for a full month. I want to test my skills to the limit to produce a great performance on January 14. It will be a six rounds or eight rounds fight. My promoter Giulio Spagnoli is choosing the opponent. I want a tough guy to verify how tough I’m right now. If I’m pleased with my performance, I will have 3 or 4 fights in a short period.”

47-year-old former WBC World cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (33-5-2, 13 KOs) will be back in action on January 14, 2017 …


Boxing News

Hooker poised for PPV debut

111516hooker00t

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos by Stacey Verbeek

From the hardscrabble streets of Dallas, Texas to the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (21-0-2, 16 KOs) is well on his way to hitting the proverbial jackpot. Guided by his manager Arnie Verbeek, owner of Maple Ave Boxing Gym in Dallas and promoter Roc Nation, Hooker will make his PPV debut as the lead in fight to Kovalev-Ward when he fights former world champion Darleys Perez (33-2-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday, November 19th.

For Hooker, with his slender build and powerful right hand and of course his signature lollipop that he brings into the ring and enjoys post-fight, the path to this point has been anything but easy. Nothing has been handed to Hooker and every fight to date has been an important stepping stone to get to this stage of his career. Perhaps that is why he seems unfazed of the moment and the fortunes that potentially lie ahead.

“It’s another fight, another big fight. It’s still a ring, I still go in there and do my thing. I try not to let anything get to me, just another fight.” (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos by Stacey Verbeek From the hardscrabble streets of Dallas, Texas to the bright lights of Las …




Boxing News

Orozco opponent named: Fidel Maldonado Jr

Super lightweight standout and undefeated contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (25-0, 16 KOs) will face one of his toughest challenges to date, taking on the always-dangerous and exciting Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (22-3-1, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBC International Super Lightweight Championship in the 10-round co-main event of the Dec. 16 HBO Latino® Boxing tripleheader at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

The card will feature a light heavyweight match-up of top contenders between WBC USNBC Champion Vyacheslav “Lionheart Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy (17-0, 14 KOs) and Cuban standout Sullivan Barrera (17-1, 12 KOs) in the main event and Bronx-born IBF North American welterweight titlist Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (19-1, 11 KOs) putting his title on the line in a 10-round fight against undefeated Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (16-0, 11 KOs) of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Super lightweight standout and undefeated contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (25-0, 16 KOs) will face one of his toughest challenges to …


Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr: No prediction on Kovalev-Ward

Former world champion Roy Jones Jr. weighs in on Saturday’s Kovalev-Ward PPV showdown from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

As a former light heavyweight world champion, what are your observations on the Kovalev-Ward fight?

“Very good fight. Best fight of boxing today. I look forward to seeing it. To me it’s one of the best fights we had in boxing in years as far as guys being in their prime, being the two best in the division. That is just a great fight. A great fight for boxing.”

How would you break down this match-up?

“No I don’t have a prediction. Andre Ward hasn’t been beaten in a long time, and if there was a guy that could beat him, there is the guy, so…”

Which fighter, Kovalev or Ward, would have given you the best fight when you were 175-pound world champion?

“Both of them would be really good fights, very hard fights to fight. Very different fights to fight. My hand speed maybe would be better against both of them but they’d be tough guys to fight. Kovalev because of the power and Ward because of his mentality, he’s a very smart guy in the ring. Very hard fights, but speed factor is probably what I would use to get both of them beat.”

Former world champion Roy Jones Jr. weighs in on Saturday’s Kovalev-Ward PPV showdown from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. …


Boxing News

Stiverne fails drug test, clash with Povetkin for interim WBC heavyweight title still on

Heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne has failed a drug test, but will still be allowed to face Alexander Povetkin interim WBC World heavyweight title on December 17 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

On November 11, VADA notified the WBC that Stiverne’s anti-doping test taken from his November 4 sample (the “Test”) pursuant to the WBC Clean Boxing Program (“CPB”) yielded an adverse finding for the banned substance methylhexaneamine (also known as dimethyamylamine or “DMAA”).

DMAA is sold currently as a dietary supplement and as an ingredient is various energy preparations. Due to safety concerns, DMAA has been temporarily removed from military stores in the US. Its use has been linked to several reports of serious, life-threatening side effects which appears to be the main reason why the World Anti-Doping Agency added DMAA to its prohibited substances list in 2010. (more…)

Heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne has failed a drug test, but will still be allowed to face Alexander Povetkin interim WBC …


Column

The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

I am a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and today is a good one after a dramatic win over our Archrivals Pittsburgh Steelers. It has been way too long since the Cowboys have had any success: 20 years since winning a Superbowl, and many seasons waiting for something to happen. Today’s team is lead by two rookies, the quarterback and running back, and everyone feels part of the team with high motivation, and all is reflected in their 8-1 record.

This has to be a great motivation for all athletes from all sports. Paradigms need to be broken, things need to be moved around, and that is precisely how a rookie dreams of one day becoming the future star. In boxing, there are certainly those out there who dream of being the next WBC champion, to conquer the world, conquer glory and fame, and all that comes with such success. I see Tevin Farmer anxious to get notoriety, I see Carlos Balderas anxious to debut in pro boxing. Rocky Hernandez wants the big fights even he is only 18 years of age. I see women waiting for that crack in U.S. market . Well, it is all possible – keep working hard, see yourself as the Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys, and make it happen!

The WBC’s 54th Annual Convention is fast aproaching, and I am so exited about it! The special memorial that has been prepared for The King of Boxing – The Greatest, Muhammad Ali – is going to be spectacular. I have been in communications with so many champions who will be attending, many of the current champions and many of the all-time heroes: The Mayor of Kiev, our own Vitali Klitschko, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Naseem Hamed, Julio Cesar Chavez, Roberto Duran, Jeff Fenech, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones Jr., and so many more champions who will all be honored by the WBC. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son I am a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and today is …



Boxing News

Ruiz: Parker didn’t look good against Takam

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#3 Andy Ruiz is confident he defeat WBO#1 Joseph Parker when they clash at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on December 10. Ruiz also mentioned Parker’s height advantage will work against him.

Andy Ruiz said “I have been fighting tall fighters all my life so this fight is not going to be any different. I like fighting taller fighters because tall fighters don’t like to fight short fighters … they don’t like them always being there. I like to move and always like being there, it gives problems to a lot of top fighters. I find short guys more difficult, they turn in a little ball and it’s harder to get them. Taller fighters, with your speed and combinations, it’s a direct target. In his fight against Carlos Takam he didn’t really look that good, he’s not good fighting backwards. That’s going to be my advantage, pursuing him and throwing my combinations.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO#3 Andy Ruiz is confident he defeat WBO#1 Joseph Parker when they clash …


Boxing News

Browne has a message for Briggs

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #5 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne is confident of scoring a KO victory over the WBA #8 Shannon Briggs when they clash for the vacant WBA Regular championship in December and has a message for Briggs when he delivers the knockout blow. Browne said: “One of the things I’ve been looking at and thinking about over and over in my mind is knocking Briggs out and standing over the top of him and saying LET’S GO CHAMP!”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #5 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne is confident of scoring a KO victory …


Boxing News

Spence Jr talks about unification, moving to jr middle, Kell Brook and more

111416spence00t

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos by Jeff Zimmerman

FightNews caught up last week with IBF #1 mandatory welterweight Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) at the R&R Boxing Club in Dallas, Texas before his sparring session with Roy Jones promoted cruiserweight Adrian Taylor. Spence Jr. discussed Kell Brook returning to 147 to defend his title, his good friend and fellow “Big D” fighter Maurice Hooker, unification, and more.

Thoughts on Kell Brook returning to welterweight to defend his IBF title: I’m good, I’m happy. I’m happy he’s coming down to 147 and fight and I can fight the champion and not fight somebody for a vacated belt. So I’m excited about it, hopefully he can get down and we can make this happen sooner than later. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos by Jeff Zimmerman FightNews caught up last week with IBF #1 mandatory welterweight Errol Spence Jr. …


Boxing News

Lonergan: Parker would smoke Haye

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#1 Joseph Parker will be interested in defending the WBO heavyweight championship against former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye if he is successful in capturing the vacant WBO championship against WBO#3 Andy Ruiz at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on December 10.

Parker’s promoter Dean Lonergan said “Yes we are hoping to get David Haye before we go for a unification with Joshua. Haye has an equal big name as is IBF champion Anthony Joshua and I think Parker will smoke him easier than he would do to Joshua. I think Haye is articulately positioning himself for a world title shot without taking a risky fight. He will probably get a soft opponent to push him towards a world title shot but ultimately he will need to fight a live body.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO#1 Joseph Parker will be interested in defending the WBO heavyweight championship against …



Boxing News

Full Report: Garcia stops Vargas, looks toward Thurman

111316garcia00t

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 33-0, 19 KOs, warmed up for his anticipated March showdown with WBA champ Keith Thurman by knocking out a game Samuel Vargas, 25-3-1, 13 KOs, at the Liacouras Center in North Philadelphia Saturday night, in a scheduled 10-round non-title bout. Fighting for the first time in his hometown since 2010, Garcia completely controlled the action, dropping Vargas in the second round and finally stopping him in round seven before a large and animated North Philly crowd.

Garcia began landing bombs early in the bout and before long his left hook was jarring Vargas. Danny kept pressing and in round two landed a long, looping right hand that put Vargas on the canvas and threatened to end the bout on the spot. However, Vargas got to his feet and the bell ending round two prevented Garcia from closing the show.

As Garcia continued to dish out the punishment in round three, Vargas remained gutsy and was determined to walk through the storm in hopes of turning the bout in his favor. But as the clock ticked, Garcia loosened up and his punches had greater and greater effect on Vargas. The Canadian kept his guard low and was wide open for Garcia’s right. So Danny threw it often, piling up points and chipping away at Vargas’ strength. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 33-0, 19 …


Boxing News

Boxers landing in Haiti for big card

111316salgado

By Robert Coster
Photo: Boxe internationale

Fighters are arriving in Haiti for the multi-title boxing show to be held this Wednesday at the plush Karibe Hotel Convention Center in Petionville. The first to land this Saturday was former 2 time jrLightweight World Champion Juan Carlos Salgado from Mexico. Salgado will face local favorite Evens “the Sun City Kid” Pierre in the main event battle royale. Pierre will be defending his WBA Lightweight Fedelatin title as well as his WBA #6th ranking. Pierre landed on Sunday morning from the Dominican Republic where he trains. He was received by numerous press and local TV stations. Also being welcomed was IBU World Champion and WBC Silver Champion Melissa St Vil , coming from New York. Melissa will face Diana Garcia of the Dominican Republic. Hailing from Florida, WBA light-heavyweight Fedelatin Champion Azae Augustama will be facing Dominican Wilmer Mejia while Haitian-American Wilky Campfort will cross gloves with Jeffrey Rosales out of Panama for the vacant WBA 154lbs Fedecaribe title belt.

By Robert Coster Photo: Boxe internationale Fighters are arriving in Haiti for the multi-title boxing show to be held this …


Boxing News

Litzau wins wild war against Williams

By Jesse Kelley at ringside

“The American Boy” Jason Litzau (30-3-1, 22 KO’s) of Saint Paul, MN stopped Lance Williams (7-6, 7 KO’s) of Muskatine, Iowa in the second round on Saturday night at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN.

Photo: Jesse Kelley
Photo: Jesse Kelley

The victory for Litzau came harder then expected after Williams dropped Litzau straight out of the gate with a right and left punch combination to the head. Litzau jumped back up and the two fighters traded shots before a hard straight right by Litzau to the face put Williams down to even the score later in the round. Both fighters rocked each other throughout the second round and Litzau dropped Williams again in round two with a left hook along the ropes. Williams was able to fight on however and catch Litzau later with 4 clean head shots after Litzau dropped his hands, stuck his chin out, and handed Williams the free shots to show he was unfazed by the big punches. Litzau’s mouthpiece flew out at some point during the exchange and time was called by referee Mark Nelson. “The American Boy” then ran out of his corner after the fight resumed and landed a crushing left hook to the head of Williams that sent him back to the canvas where he was counted out at 2:34 of the second round. (more…)

By Jesse Kelley at ringside “The American Boy” Jason Litzau (30-3-1, 22 KO’s) of Saint Paul, MN stopped Lance Williams …


Boxing News

Reeves Captures USBO Light Heavyweight Title With Second-Round KO In Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Baltimore, MD light heavyweight Travis “Seveer” Reeves won the vacant USBO Light Heavyweight championship with a stunning second-round knockout of previously undefeated Aaron “Quiet Storm” Quattrochi of Follansbee, WVA in front of a packed house at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. The bout was the main event of the Shawstyle Promotions/Shabazz Brothers card.

After a feeling-out first round, Reeves, who dropped down from cruiserweight, jumped on Quattrochi early in the second round and landed crushing lefts and rights that dropped Quattrochi to the canvas. Referee Kenny Chevalier waived the bout off at 1:06 of the second round.

Reeves has won his last 10 bouts and has knocked out his last four opponents. Reeves is now 13-2-2, seven KO’s. Quattrochi falls to 10-1-1, five KO’s. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Baltimore, MD light heavyweight Travis “Seveer” Reeves won the vacant USBO Light Heavyweight championship with a …



Boxing News

Detroit Brawl Results

By Dwjuan Frazier at ringside
Photos: Bob Ryder

The best show of the year — as far as the Detroit area is concerned — took place in downtown Detroit at the Masonic Temple on Saturday night. Dmitriy Salita/Salita promotions, in conjunction with matchmaker Dennis Turner, put together a solid card in their latest installment of the “Detroit Brawl” series.

smith1

In the main event, Detroit native James Gordon Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) faced off against former World Amatuer Champion, Asian Champion, and four-time Uzebkistan champion, Olim Nazarov (14-3, 8 KOs ) from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Smith was the aggressor, as he tried (and succeeded) in controlling the fight with his quick jabs, but he couldn’t find a way to dominate Nazarov. Nazarov strategy was to purposefully take some jabs in an effort to land some counters, which he did, but he never hurt Smith the way he wanted to. Smith was most successful when he would double up on his jab and follow up with a right to the head of Nazarov. Nazarov did too much waiting around for Smith to ever gain an upper hand in the fight. Smith isn’t a supreme puncher and he didn’t need to be against Nazarov; he just outboxed him. Smith was declared the winner by unanimous decision. He adds another win to his total and remains undefeated. (more…)

By Dwjuan Frazier at ringside Photos: Bob Ryder The best show of the year — as far as the Detroit …


Boxing News

Takuma Inoue suffers hand fracture to have WBO 118lb shot canceled

takuma-1By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

No kidding? But that’s true. Just two days after the press conference of his world title crack, unbeaten ex-OPBF champ, 20-year-old bright prospect Takuma Inoue, Japan, on Friday had the right hand fractured during a sparring session that pitifully caused an abrupt cancellation of his ambitious shot at the WBO bantamweight belt against Filipino southpaw Marlon Tapales in Tokyo on December 30. Takuma, the younger brother of the WBO 115-pound titlist Naoya, was highly expected to wrest the belt to be brother world champs. Ohashi Promotions is now trying to materialize the WBO title go with another Japanese challenger against Tapales by urgently contacting the WBO headquarters and Fuji Television as well.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat No kidding? But that’s true. Just two days after the press conference of …


Boxing News

Danny Garcia stops Samuel Vargas

111316garcia

Story by John DiSanto and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

“Swift” Danny Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) cleared the way for his much anticipated March fight with Keith “One Time” Thurman by scoring a solid seventh round stoppage of Samuel Vargas (25-3-1. 13 KOs) in the Liacouras Center at Temple University on Saturday night.

Garcia sent Vargas somersaulting to the canvas with a chopping right on the chin in the closing seconds of the second round. Vargas reached his feet at the count of nine and the bell sounded to end the round before an further damge could be done.

The highly favored Danny “Swift” Garcia continued to find his mark with the right hands up top as Vargas kept his hands locked on his chest in the second round. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions “Swift” Danny Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) …


Boxing News

Jarrett Hurd destroys JoJo Dan

Story by John DiSanto and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

“Swift” Jarrett Hurd (19-0, 13 KOs) remained undefeated with a sixth round stoppage of IBF world welterweight title challenger JoJo Dan (35-4, 18KOs).

Hurd’s power eventually wore down Dan. Finally Dan’s corner had seen enough and forced Benji Esteves Jr to call a halt to the contest at 1:06 of the sixth round for the TKO victory.

Story by John DiSanto and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (19-0, 13 KOs) remained undefeated with a sixth …


Boxing News

Fortuna defeats Douglas

Story by John DiSanto and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Former WBA super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna (31-1-1, 22 KOs) overcame a first round knockdown to capture an exciting ten round unanimous decision victory over previously unbeaten Omar “Super O” Douglas (17-1, 12KO’s).

Fortuna started like a house a fire in the opening round winging away with quick combinations, but Douglas weathered the storm and rocked the offensive minded Fortuna with a short right counter and then sent him to the canvas with a three successive shots. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Former WBA super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna (31-1-1, 22 KOs) overcame …


Boxing News

Results from Philadelphia

Story by John DiSanto and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Titus Williams (7-0, 2 KOs) won an unpopular majority decision victory over Antonio “The Tiger” Dubose (8-2-1, 2 KOs) in a nip and tuck six round super featherweight battle. Williams was the stronger fighter and appeared to take the second and sixth rounds Antonio Dubose was the busier boxer and outworked Williams in the middle rounds. One judge had the fight 57-57 even, but was overruled by the other two officials who scored it 59-55 and 58-56 in favor of Titus Williams for the majority decision victory. The crowd voraciously booed the decision after the scores were read.

Middleweight Kyrone Davis, 11-1, 5 KOs, rebounded from his first professional defeat with an impressive third round TKO of Carlos Gabriel Oran, 12-2, 4 KOs. Davis looked sharp in the first two rounds before lowering the boom in round three. Davis hurt Oran with a left hook and then unloaded his arsenal until the Argentine hit the canvas. Oran got up, but stumbled backward into a neutral corner, prompting referee Benji Esteves Jr. to call a halt at 41 seconds of the third.

Milton Santiago extended his undefeated streak to 16-0, 3 KOs, with a clear cut 8-round unanimous decision over Claudio Rosendo Tapia, 28-17-4, 13 KOs. Santiago landed flush many times, but Tapia stayed on his feet. Santiago won by three scores of 80-72. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Titus Williams (7-0, 2 KOs) won an unpopular majority decision victory …


Boxing News

Toussaint stops Talipeau

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former amateur star middleweight David Toussaint (10-0-0) was impressive in stopping veteran Junior Talipeau (20-4-1) in round five of a scheduled ten round main event at the Pan Helenic club Canberra, ACT, Australia on Saturday.

Talipeau forced the action from round one but was met with a constant barrage of combinations to the head from swift moving southpaw Toussaint. In round four Toussaint stepped up a gear and had Talipeau on unsteady legs as he continually connected with combo’s to the head and in round five Toussaint was punishing his opponent on the ropes when referee John Gauchi saved the game Talipeau from further punishment and crowned Toussaint at 1.45 of the round.

Toussaint looks destined for international honours in 2017. Talipeau was coming off a stoppage loss to current WBO 168 pound champion Gilberto Ramirez in 2014

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former amateur star middleweight David Toussaint (10-0-0) was impressive in stopping veteran Junior …


Boxing News

Broadhurst and Hogan victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF#12 light-heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (19-1, 11 KOs) outscored Michal Ludwizak (14-5-0) over eight rounds at the Eatons Hill hotel, Eatons Hill, Queensland, Australia on Saturday.

Broadhurst controlled the action in all of the rounds and dropped Ludwizak in round seven and eight.

Also in action former world light-middleweight challenger Dennis Hogan (25- 1-1, 7 KOs) defeated Yao Yi Ma (15-2-0) with the WBO Oriental title up for grabs. Hogan and Ma both suffered severe cuts and the bout was halted in round eight and it went to the scorecards with all three judges having Hogan the victor 70-63.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF#12 light-heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (19-1, 11 KOs) outscored Michal Ludwizak (14-5-0) over eight …


Boxing News

Sosa retains WBA super featherweight world title with UD over Smith

111316sosa00t

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs) retained his title with a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over Stephen Smith (24-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The heavy-handed Sosa, from Camden, NJ, took the fight to Smith, dropping him in round two. Sosa continued to punish Smith in round three, cutting him over the right eye. Toe-to-toe action in round four after the ring doc checked Smith’s eye. It was a slugfest after that, but Sosa’s strength made the difference. Scores were 116-111, 117-110, 116-112.

photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs) retained his title with a hard-fought twelve round …


Boxing News

Stieglitz tops Amar for Euro light heavy belt

By Kurt Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Former super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (50-5-1, 29 KOs) moved up in weight to dethrone European light heavyweight champion Mehdi Amar (33-5-2, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday night at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Stieglitz was in control and scored often with impressive rapid-fire combinations. Scores were 116-112 across the board.

stieglitzwinseuro05

Robert Stieglitz: “Once again I’ve made a dream come true and hold a major title. Now I’m the best light heavyweight in Europe!” (more…)

By Kurt Freitag Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Former super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (50-5-1, 29 KOs) moved up …


Boxing News

Ortiz not impressive in snoozefest against Scott

111316ortiz00t

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten former WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Malik Scott 38-3-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Ortiz stalked Scott, who was in survival mode from the opening bell, for the entire fight, but never could put him away. Ortiz dropped Scott in round four and again early in round five. Scott was down again in round nine but managed to go the full twelve. Scores were 120-105, 120-106, 119-106.

photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten former WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous …


Boxing News

McDonnell retains WBA bantamweight title

111316mcdonnell00t

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs) retained his title by controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Liborio Solis (25-5-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Solis took the action to McDonnell and seemed a clear winner, but judges somehow saw it 116-112, 115-113 and 117-111 for the champ.

Former world title challenger Martin Murray (34-4-1, 16 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Nuhu Lawal (23-1, 13 KOs) over twelve rounds in a clash for the vacant WBA Continental super middleweight title. Scores were 116-111, 117-110 and 117-110.

photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs) retained his title by controversial twelve round unanimous decision …


Boxing News

Breese defeats Singh

111216breese

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Jake Ellis

Unbeaten super-middleweight Ryan Breese (10-0) outscored Tej Pratap Singh (7-3-2) over ten rounds via split decision to capture the IBF Australasian title at the Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Singh was the aggressor in all of the rounds but the skillful Breese countered effectively with solid combinations and used clever footwork that had his opponents punches missing the target. Scores 97-93,98-92,92-98.

Breese best win is a points victory over Jaydee Mitchell who recently captured the OPBF championship in Japan.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Jake Ellis Unbeaten super-middleweight Ryan Breese (10-0) outscored Tej Pratap Singh (7-3-2) …


Boxing News

Goyco upsets Odom

111216goyco00t

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

South Philly super middleweight Taneal Goyco, 9-9-1, 4 KOs, scored a stunning upset over Maryland’s Jerry Odom, 14-3-1, 13 KOs, at the 2300 Arena in South Philly Friday night. The scheduled 8-rounder was not the main event, co-feature, or one of the many showcase bouts that comprised this 10-bout card, but make no mistake, the fight was the evening’s highlight.

The win evened out Goyco’s modest pro record, which is actually one of his most potent career weapons. Often underestimated on paper due to his unassuming resume, “Spider” Goyco has become a spoiler for rising prospects and a force to be reckoned with in the ring. Friday night, he performed his magic once again.

Odom started the fight well, hurting Goyco with a left hook in round one. His early attack bolstered his confidence and tested Taneal’s gut. It would have been easy for Goyco to fold, as many, including Odom, expected he might. But those thinking that were people who were unfamiliar with Goyco’s typical M.O. Upsets are Spider’s business, and he started his latest miracle in round two. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com South Philly super middleweight Taneal Goyco, 9-9-1, …


Boxing News

Garcia “going for the knockout” and Vargas is ready to “pull the upset!”

By Kurt Wolfheimer

The hours are counting down for the homecoming of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) as he prepares for his Saturday night non-title tilt against the upset minded Samuel Vargas (25-2-1, 13 KOs) to be held at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

While a big march fight with Keith Thurman looms on the horizon, Garcia knows the risk of this fight and is entirely focused Vargas. “I had a great camp,” said Garcia at the final press conference on Thursday at the Clarion Hotel in Essington, PA. “I took no shortcuts. and I am happy to give my fans in Philly a fight. I am looking to bring more big fights back to the city of Philadelphia. This is the fighting city where it all started for many fighters. I am going to give the fans in Philly what they have been missing. We are going for the knockout!!!” (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer The hours are counting down for the homecoming of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) …


Boxing News

Results from Sacramento

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee

A split-decision winner after surviving an early knockdown in their first fight four months ago, Vallejo light heavyweight prospect Ryan Bourland (11-1) dominated his rematch with Gilberto Rubio (6-4) of Mexico and scored a sixth-round technical knockout victory in the main event of Friday night’s boxing card at the Sacramento DoubleTree Hotel.

There were no knockdowns but the end came when it was ruled Rubio was unable to continue because of a cut eye.

In other bouts involving Sacramento area fighters, it was heavyweight Blake McKernan KO-3 over Jamel Reynolds of Los Angeles, junior featherweight Mario Ayala TKO-6 over Pablo Cupul of San Diego; and in pro debuts, junior lightweight Tyler Marshall lost by UD-4 to Ivan Vergara of Vacaville and cruiserweight Matt Kim Lee lost by TKO-4 to Marco Delgato of Modesto.

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee A split-decision winner after surviving an early knockdown in their first fight …


Boxing News

Yamanaka defeats ex-champ Sabillo to win vacant OPBF 105lb belt

111216yamanaka00t

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

OPBF#2 minimum Ryuya Yamanaka (13-2, 3 KOs), 105, acquired the vacant OPBF 105-pound belt as he displayed his career-best performance in defeating ex-WBO world champ and OPBF#1 Merlito Sabillo (5-4-1, 12 KOs), 105, by a very unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110, 117-111) over twelve technical rounds on Friday in Kobe, Japan. Yamanaka made good use of his speed on hand and foot to frustrate the hardupse-punching southpaw all the way, steadily piling up points with ease. Sabillo often lost his equilibrium due to Yamanaka’s quick sidestepping and absorbed his sharp counters in later rounds.

WBC#8 Shun Kubo (11-0, 8 KOs), a sharp-punching southpaw, 121.75, scored a spectacular TKO victory over Korean Jin-Wook Lim (8-5-5, 2 KOs), 121.5, at 2:56 of the fourth session to keep his OPBF super-bantam belt for the second time. Kubo’s straight left dropped Lim with a thud and the champ swarmed over the damaged challenger with a fusillade of punches to have the referee intervene to save the loser from further punishment. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat OPBF#2 minimum Ryuya Yamanaka (13-2, 3 KOs), 105, acquired the vacant OPBF 105-pound …


Boxing News

WBC female 102lb champ Koseki keeps belt 17 times

111216koseki00t

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (23-2-1, 9 KOs) kept her belt seventeen times to her credit when she kept her into submission at 0:36 of the fourth round on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Koseki was too busy for the less experienced challenger, and it became a lopsided affair as the contest progressed. Now that Koseki beat up every possible challenger, her manager Masayuki Ariyoshi reportedly had a tough time looking for Momo’s opponent so that it took a year since her last defense in the previous year. Koseki says, “I may consider moving up to be matched with a more competitive rival.”

photos

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (23-2-1, 9 KOs) kept her belt seventeen …


Boxing News

Weights from New Bedford

111216herrera

Briam Granado 150 vs. Zenon Herrera 148
Vinnie Carita 198 vs. Laszlo Hubert 200
JeanPierre Augustin 219 vs. Francisco Mireles 308
Jonathan Perez 125 vs. Malcolm Simms 125
Chris Thomas 166 vs. Roberto Valenzuela 168
Christopher Boykins 239 vs. Jesse Oltmanns 204

Venue: New Bedford High School – 230 Hathoway Blvd New Bedford, MA

Briam Granado 150 vs. Zenon Herrera 148 Vinnie Carita 198 vs. Laszlo Hubert 200 JeanPierre Augustin 219 vs. Francisco Mireles …










world boxing association

world boxing council



boxing news tips






philly boxing history

All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.