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By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: "We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Boxing News

Mayweather: If I were to come back, it’d have to be for a 9-figure payday

Floyd Mayweather talks retirement and state of boxing with Showtime’s Jim Gray. Floyd stated he’s looking for a $100 million-plus purse and seems open to facing WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia. He ruled out a showdown with GGG and didn’t seem interested in facing the Thurman-Porter winner.



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Jack and DeGale Set for Fall Unification

Badou Jack retained his WBC Super Middleweight title in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute Saturday on Showtime, setting up a fall unification with IBF champion James DeGale, who defended his IBF crown against Rogelio Medina in the opening bout at the DC Armory.

“Let’s unify the decision and see who the best is,” DeGale said to Jack in a post-fight interview moderated by Showtime Sports reporter Jim Gray.

“I’m ready in September, ready in August,” responded Jack. “I’m ready whenever. Let’s do it where it makes the most sense financially.”



May 1st, 2016


UFC

Nelson vs. Lewis set for July 7

Heavyweight knockout artists Roy Nelson and Derrick Lewis called for a bout against each other, and on Thursday, July 7, they get their wish, as they meet in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 1st, 2016


Boxing News

Results from St. George, Utah

Photo: Chris Farina/Victory Boxing Promotions

Photo: Chris Farina/Victory Boxing Promotions


Debuting heavyweight Pano Tiatia won a four round unanimous decision over 320lb John Orr (1-7, 0 KOs) headlining the inaugural card of Victory Boxing Promotions at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah. Scores were 40-36 across the board. Local hero Tiatia was a four-time national amateur champion. He is managed by Cameron Dunkin and promoted by Victory Boxing headed by Chris Middendorf.

In other action, unbeaten welterweight Carlos Sanchez (7-0, 7 KOs) knocked out Rashawn McCain (3-6-1, 0 KOs) in the first round and debuting jr welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis stopped Corey Muldrew (1-10, 0 KOs) in the first round.



May 1st, 2016


Boxing News

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (21-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round draw against former longtime IBF titlist Lucian Bute (32-4, 25 KOs) on Saturday night before 4,135 at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. The judges scored the fight 117-111 to Jack while the remaining two judges saw it 114-114. Bute may feel lucky to have earned a draw as he started strong but slowed down towards the later rounds. To his credit, Jack also failed to capitalize on close rounds by being too cautious in his approach. (more…)



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Campa stops Alfaro to remain unbeaten

Photo: Zanfer

Photo: Zanfer


Unbeaten super lightweight Pedro “La Roca” Campa (21-0, 17 KOs) was victorious when Jose “Quiebra Jicara” Alfaro (28-10-1, 24 KOs) didn’t come out for round five on Saturday night at the Malecon Turistico in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Campa is considered by many to be future world champion material.

WBA female minimumweight champion Anabel “La Avispa” Ortiz (20-3, 3 KOs) retained her title with a ten round unanimous decision over Katty Gutierrez (20-7, 4 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92.



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside
Photos: Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

IBF super middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title against Rogelio “Porky” Medina (36-7, 30 KOs) at the DC Armory in Washington DC in a tough, grueling slugfest. Both fighters traded heavy shots throughout the fight and let the judges decide the fight, awarding it to DeGale by 115-113, 117-111 and 117-111.

DeGale started cautiously as Medina started the first round looking to make a statement that he isn’t here for the payday and would put up a fight. DeGale looked sharp as he was able to deal with Medina’s pressure and counter punch with precision. The second round saw both fighters exchange beautiful combinations, DeGale targeting the body whereas Medina successfully pinned DeGale against the ropes and hurled his own combos to the body.

The third and fourth rounds proved equally entertaining with both fighters enjoying success in tagging their opponent clean and drawing “oohs” from the crowd. The toe-to-toe action continued into the fifth and sixth rounds where both fighters landed flush uppercuts and hooks that momentarily stunned their opponent.

Both fighters again provided solid action from the mid to late rounds with DeGale starting to show signs of fatigue in the eighth round. As the fight drew to a close, DeGale began losing close rounds to Medina and stayed on the ropes longer than he had to which gave Medina a chance to unload his inside hooks against a visibly marked up DeGale. photos



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

By Miguel Maravilla and Byron Spurlock at ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions

In a rematch of their 2011 classic, welterweight Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) got his revenge against Victor Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KOs) with a fourth round knockout on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson California. Ortiz was cut on the hairline in the first round by a head clash. Ortiz dropped Berto with a straight left hand in round two. Berto knocked down Ortiz in round four with a right uppercut, then floored him again with his follow up barrage to end it.

Ortiz won a unanimous decision in a knockdown-filled war to dethrone then-world champion Berto in their first fight.

In a clash of light heavyweight contenders, Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) scored a sensational second round KO over Edwin Rodriguez (28-2, 19 KOs). A left hook by Williams Jr. spectacularly sent Rodriguez to the canvas to end it. Time was 2:59. The bout was an exciting toe-to-toe slugfest with both fighters taking turns rocking each other. Great fight!

Unbeaten featherweight Jorge Lara 28-0-2, 20 KOs) annihilated former multiple division world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel (54-6-2, 39 KOs) in the first round. Lara dropped Montiel four times in the first round. Time was 1:37. (more…)



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Washington, DC

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside

Middleweight Chris Pearson (17-1, 11 KOs) dominated in his fight against Joshua Okine (22-6, 15 KOs)), beating Okine to the punch in the early half of the fight but slowing down towards the end, giving Okine a chance to get back into the bout. Pearson eventually won a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the fight 99-92 to him. Okine may feel hard done by but will have to look back at the tape and see that he started too slow in the fight and cost him early rounds.

Mayweather Promotions super lightweight Sharif Bogere (28-1, 19 KOs) put in a convincing and one-sided performance against Samuel Akoako (17-10, 14 KOs) over 10 rounds. Bogere used his speed and agility to get inside and work his combination hooks to the body, slowing down Amoako and building on his dominance as the rounds progressed. Amaoako was content to see out the fight, fighting defensively and happy to keep a high guard that frustrated Bogere throughout the bout. All three judges scored it 100-90 in favor of Bogere. (more…)



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBO Intercontinental title and WBA Continental titles with an eleventh round TKO over previously unbeaten Denis Liebau (19-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Jahrhunderthalle in Spergau, Germany. Slick boxer Boesel schooled former kickboxer Liebau for ten rounds, then dropped him three times in round eleven to end it. Time was 2:37. After the fight, Boesel proclaimed himself ready to face world champion Sergey Kovalev.

German welterweight champion Felix Lamm (12-1-1, 5 KOs) won by tenth round referee’s stoppage against Philipp “Panzer” Schuster (22-3-2, 15 KOs) in a grudge rematch. Lamm outboxed Schuster the entire way. Referee Frank-Michael Maaß waved it off after a barrage of punches by Lamm with just over one minute left in the fight. Schuster not happy about the stoppage. They battled to a draw last September.

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April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Fury beats Kasi by technical decision

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) scored an uneventful seven round technical decision over “Big” Fred Kassi (18-4-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO Intercontinental title on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. At 6’6, the 21-year-old cousin of WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was able to keep the much shorter “Big Fred” at bay with his jab. Kasi tried to up the pressure with little success. Fury was cut over the left eye after a round six head clash. In round seven, referee Terry O’Connor called in the ring doctor to look at Fury’s cut and the bout was sent to the scorecards. Scores were 69-66, 70-64, 69-65.



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Indonesian Updates: Monabesa, Zoda Victorious

By Jeff Pamungkas

Indonesian light flyweight prospect Tibo Monabesa (13-0-1, 6 KOs) impressively won by KO in round six over Thailand’s former world contender Kaichon Sor Vorapin (25-15, 9 KOs) in his international debut on Saturday at Damyati Sports Hall in Tangerang City, Indonesia. Monabesa landed a hook to his opponent’s chin, followed with a strong left uppercut to Vorapin’s right rib which put the Thai on the canvas for the full ten count. Vorapin showed a bruise on his ribs as the evidence of how strong Monabesa’s punch was. Tibo’s manager and the promoter of the event, Armin Tan, said he has planned a higher level of international competition for Monabesa, with a world title fight as the final goal. (more…)



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Mijares-Gutierrez clash June 4

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated featherweight prospect Andres “Jaguar” Gutierrez (34-0-1, 24 KOs) will meet former world champion Christian “Diamante” Mijares (53-8-2, 26 KOs) for the WBC silver title on June 4 at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico topping an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and Cancun Boxing. “I’m ready for this test and I’m confident of an impressive win leading to a world title opportunity. It’s a big fight against a recognized opponent, but I’m at my best moment,” said Gutierrez.



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

WBC Francophone ratings as of May 2016

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Championships scheduled for June:
June 17, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Voluntary defence middleweight
Patrice Sou Toke (Burkina Faso) vs TBA
June 25, Ninove (Belgium)
Vacant lightheavyweight
Bilal Laggoune (Belgium) vs Hakim Chioui (France)

The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Corrales gets hero’s welcome in Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: PanDeportes

Local hero and newly crowned WBA super featherweight world champion Jezreel Corrales arrives Friday afternoon to his homeland Panama and was received by fans, friends, family, the national guard, Roberto Arango (National Sports Manager of PanDeportes) and Promociones del Istmo staff. Corrales became a national hero with his spectacular KO victory over previously undefeated longtime world champion Takashi Uchiyama last Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

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April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Dunn still unbeaten, demolishes Sherrington

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten WBC #10 super middleweight Zac Dunn (21-0, 17 KOs) kept his untarnished record and WBC International silver belt on Saturday night with a xx over Les Sherrington (35-9, 19 KOs). The bout took place at the Melbourne Pavilion in Dunn’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Dunn dropped Sherrington with a vicious body shot in round two, and put him down twice more in round three to end it. Time was 1:52.



April 30th, 2016

UFC

After finding self, Perez helps others in retirement

It’s about living your life how you want to live it.

Last August in Saskatoon, a 54-second knockout of veteran Sam Stout by a young and fairly unknown lightweight prospect named Frankie Perez culminated with an impromptu retirement inside the Octagon . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Han dominates Silgado in El Paso

By David Finger at ringside

If there was any question in anyone’s mind what the city of El Paso thought about their first world champion, it was put to rest last night. 4,312 fans came out in full force to support the local girl’s first title defense. It would be the largest boxing crowd in El Paso since the Showtime televised Julio Cesar Chavez-Marcos Reyes fight last year, but unlike with Chavez’s performance against Reyes, not a single one of those fans were disappointed with the performance of the headliner as Jennifer Han put forth what may very well be her most impressive performance as a professional. Han, 125.4, dominated the #6 ranked Calixta Silgado, 123.8, of Colombia over ten rounds using superior footwork and a lightning fast jab to frustrate Silgado. When all was said and done Han had not only won the fight, but she would win every single round as she scored the 100-90 decision on all three judges’ scorecards. (more…)



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Dirrell Brothers both victorious

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Daryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

The boxing Dirrell Brothers from Flint, Michigan, both scored wins on Friday night at the Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (29-1-1, 23 KOs) quickly demolished Caleb “Golden” Truax (26-3-2, 16 KOs) in round one. Dirrell dropped Truax with a barrage of punches, then floored him again with his follow up barrage and the bout was waved off. Time was 1:49.

In a clash of former world title challengers, Andre “The Ressurected” Dirrell (25-2, 16 KOs) mostly dominated Blake Caparello (22-2-1, 6 KOs) over ten rounds. Caparello’s best round was round two when he dropped Dirrell. Dirrell responded by punishing Caparello on the ropes for most of round three. He then outboxed Caparello for the rest of the fight. Scores were 98-91 on all three cards.

This event marked the ninth time the Dirrell Brothers have competed on the same card as professionals, last doing so on March 28, 2009.

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April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Orlando Salido Statement on Vargas Positive Test

Two-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido who is training in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico for his June 4 showdown with Francisco “Bandido” Vargas, had this to say about Vargas’ positive doping exam that VADA reported.

“It’s Francisco Vargas’ problem to deal with and if there was some kind on negligence by his team then is on him. I am not going to be distracted by this issue. I will continue to prepare myself as best that I can for this fight and will be ready on June 4 to home the WBC Super Featherweight belt,” said Salido from his training camp.

“There is a commission and a boxing organization to address this type of thing and I will leave it to them to decided what to do with this result. I know they will do right thing and if they determined that the fight can go on, I will be more then ready to get in the ring and give the fans a fight they will remember for a long time,” added Salido. (more…)



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Guzman stops Rosas in IBF 122lb eliminator

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Daryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

In an IBF super bantamweight eliminator, unbeaten IBF #7 rated KO artist Jonathan “Salomon King” Guzman (21-0, 21 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over rugged #14 ranked Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas (20-3-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The powerful Guzman teed off on Rosas in round three, but Rosas absorbed the shots, then neutralized Guzman in round four with relentless pressure. Guzman then staggered Rosas, then dropped him at the end of round five. Rosas took more big shots in round six, but showed great heart in staying in there. Guzman was credited with another knockdown at the end of round eight. The fight was stopped after the round. Guzman will now face Shingo Wake for the IBF 122lb title vacated by Carl Frampton.

Also on the card, unbeaten super lightweight Eddie Ramirez (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round TKO over veteran Osumanu Akaba (32-10-1, 25 KOs)

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April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Shumenov protests Dorticos-Kalenga WBA title fight

WBA interim cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) is disputing the WBA’s decision to sanction a WBA “regular” cruiserweight world championship fight on May 20 in Paris between WBA #2 Yunier Dorticos and #3 Youri Kalenga. Last July, Shumenov defeated B.J. Flores by way of a 12-round unanimous decision to become the mandatory challenger for WBA “regular” cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev, who was later elevated to “Super” champion.

The WBA granted Lebedev an extension in terms of his due mandatory defense because of the Russian’s unification fight May 21 in Moscow against IBF title-holder Victor Emelio Ramirez.

“I’m very disappointed the WBA is sanctioning Dorticos-Kalenga for its ‘regular’ cruiserweight title, when I am the #1 ranked and current WBA interim champion,” Shumenov said. “I repeatedly informed the WBA through emails, texts and verbally that I was ready to fight back in January. I preferred to fight Lebedev but I was willing to fight Dorticos or anybody else in the top 15. (more…)



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Bauwens defeats Karaxha; Yengoyan, Danyo, Nikarkhoev, Aboul score wins.

Jean Pierre Bauwens Jnr unanimously defeated Meriton Karaxha over 8 exciting rounds tonight in front of over 4500 at the sold out Topsporthal Vlaanderen in Ghent, Belgium. Karaxha started the best winning the opening round but Bauwens took over in the 2nd and 3rd. Karaxha came back into the fight in the 4th which was a very close one. Karaxha seemed to tire and Bauwens took the 5th and 6th round. It was a fierce battle in the last two rounds and it looked much closer the the 78-74, 78-74 and 79-73. At least the scores did not reflect how close Karaxha made it.

Sasha Yengoyan, who became father the night before, showed again his punching power dropping Artem Karpets with the first punch of the fight. However Karpets got to his feet and in the next couple of rounds exposed the lack of technique of Yengoyan catching him a few times. The wild swinging Bestia del Este showed again his feared punching power dropping the visitor again in the 4th round. Karpets was cut from the 2nd round on at the left eye and his corner pulled their man out before the start of round 5.

Ismail Abdoul ended his career with a large points decision dropping Janne Forsman near the end of the 4th. It was a very emotional last fight for Abdoul who asked his long-time girlfriend to marry in the center of the ring.

Timour Nikarkhoev made some new fans with an impressive display against unbeaten Marc De Bonte. Nikarkhoev, the current WBC Youth 168lbs champion, dominated the bout and dropped De Bonte in round 5 with a tremendous left to the body for the full count. The fight was made at lightheavy as nobody wants to fight Timour at 168lbs…

An uninspired Stephen Danyo took the safe route to outpoint Tamaz Avdiev over 6 rounds.

Elfi Philiips decisioned French Bilitis Gaucher over 6×2.

Claude Van den Heede promoted the event.



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Buthelezi retains IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Gideon Buthelezi was in outstanding form as he outboxed Diego Luis Pichardo Liriano from the Dominican Republic over 12 rounds to retain the IBO super flyweight belt at the Ngoako Ramatlhodi Sports Complex in Seshego, Polokwane on Friday night. In a battle of southpaws Buthelezi (51.98kg) took command from the opening bell to score with stinging rights and lefts to the head throughout and I battled to find a round in favour of Liriano (51.56kg) who fights out of Argentina. Judge Pete Podgoroski scored it 120-108 and judges Reginald Thompson and Andile Matika handed in cards of 119-109 and 118-111. (more…)



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Frampton-Santa Cruz clash July 30 in Brooklyn

Undefeated world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton has relinquished his IBF World super bantamweight belt ahead of his WBA super world featherweight title challenge against fellow undefeated champion Leo Santa Cruz on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In order for Frampton to pursue two-weight world title glory against Santa Cruz this summer, the Northern Irishman vacated his coveted IBF super bantamweight crown due to mandatory obligations. He previously vacated the WBA version of the belt for the same reason. According to Team Frampton, the Santa Cruz fight at featherweight made the most financial sense. The IBF’s 122lb mandatory challenger is Shingo Wake. The WBA had mandated a fight between Frampton and Guillermo Rigondeaux.



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Pedro Campa 140 vs. José Alfaro 140
Anabel Ortíz 105 vs. Katty Gutiérrez 105
Adrián Young 132 vs. Edgar Ramírez 132
Enrique Tinoco 130 vs. Jesús Quijada 130
Jaime Munguía 147 vs. Elliot Cano 147
Eduardo Ramírez 126 vs. Saúl Corral 128
Julio Luna 135 vs. Cristhian Sánchez 135

Venue: Malecón Turístico, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca, Azteca América, Bein Sports

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April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

PBC on FOX Weights from Carson, California

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Andre Berto 146.8 vs. Victor Ortiz 146.8
Edwin Rodriguez 177 vs. Thomas Williams Jr 176.8
Fernando Montiel 125.6 vs. Jorge Lara 124.4
Gerald Washington 239.8 vs. Eddie Chambers 216.2
Terrell Gausha 154.8 vs. Orlando Lora 154.4
David Benavidez 167.8 vs. Phillip Jackson 169.2
Manny Robles 127 vs. Rafael Eduardo Reyes 130
Adan Mares 134.2 vs. Jesus Aguinaga 133.6

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FOX

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April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

WBC commends CSAC decision on Francisco Vargas

The WBC has commended the California State Athletic Commission for the way they have handled WBC super featherweight champion Francisco Vargas and the positive clenbuterol result from an anti-doping test. Vargas will be granted a temporary license to defend his belt against Orlando Salido on June 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, subject to continued random drug testing. Vargas was warned that will be no tolerance if there are any further problems.

WBC Statement: Vargas spoke to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and expressed his disappointment, as this situation could picture him in the wrong manner. At the same time, he expressed that he is calm, working hard, and training for June 4. Vargas is absolutely certain that the positive test comes from a delicious and traditional dish that his mother cooked, a broth with beef that he ate for dinner the night he was tested and the following day for lunch. (more…)



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

New opponent for Manfredo Jr: Vladine Biosse

“Mr. Providence” Vladine Biosse (15-7-2, 7 KOs) will fill in for the injured Angel Camacho Jr. at Twin River Casino on May 13th against fellow Providence, R.I., native Peter Manfredo Jr (40-7, 21 KOs). Camacho sustained a broken foot and Biosse answered the bell, setting the stage for an intra-state showdown. Biosse boasts two nationally televised wins on ESPN in addition to a thrilling win over Joey Spina in 2012, also in Rhode Island.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to go out there and showcase my talent versus his talent,” Biosse said. “It’s an honor to share a ring with a man who I’ve been friends with outside of the ring even before boxing. He’s shown me nothing but love, so to go in there and share a ring with a man like that and compete, it feels good.”

The former college football standout has currently dropped five straight fights against J’Leon Love, Callum Smith, Andre Dirrell, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and most recently Chris Chatman.



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Barthelemy to defend against Bey on June 3

Undefeated lightweight world champion Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (24-0, 13 KOs) will make his first title defense against former world champion Mickey “The Spirit” Bey (22-1-1, 10 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike Friday, June 3 at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

In the televised opener, unbeaten prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (14-0, 10 KOs) takes on Victor “Pitufo” Proa (28-1-2, 21 KOs) in a 10-round bantamweight affair.



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Truax aims to derail Dirrell tonight

By Jesse Kelley

Osseo, Minnesota’s “Golden” Caleb Truax (26-2-2, 16 KOs) will meet Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (28-1-1, 21 KOs) in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 168 pound showdown is a co-featured bout being shown live on Spike TV. The main event pit’s Anthony’s older brother Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) against veteran Blake Caparello (22-1-1, 6 KOs) of Greenvale, Victoria, Australia. It will be Truax’s return to nationally televised boxing following a world title shot opportunity against Daniel Jacobs in April of 2015 which was also shown on Spike. Truax nearly made it to the final bell against Jacobs, being stopped on his feet in the closing moments of the 12th and final round. Prior to that, Truax picked up the biggest win of his career while stopping Donavon George on ESPN in 2013.

Truax will be entering the ring tonight against Dirrell as a 10-1 underdog on most gambling sites. Dirrell was a stellar amateur and former world champion (WBC super middleweight title) as a pro. MinnesotaBoxing.com caught up with Truax last week following his last day of sparring with rising star Anthony Sims of Indiana at the ACR Boxing Gym in Coon Rapids to discuss his last fight and tonight’s golden opportunity against Dirrell. (more…)



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Jack, Bute, DeGale, Medina all make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Badou Jack 167.4 vs. Lucian Bute 167
(WBC super middleweight world title)

James DeGale 167.6 vs. Rogelio Medina 167.8
(IBF super middleweight world title)

Christopher Pearson 59 vs. Joshua Okine 158.8
Sharif Bogere 135.6 vs. Samuel Amoako 136
Carlos Gongora 173 vs. Zachariah Kelley 170.2
Latondria Jones 153.6 vs. Kamika Slade 144.4
Keegan Grove 133.4 vs. Anthony Napunyi 128.2
Moshea Aleem 153.8 vs. Martez Jackson 153

Venue: DC Armory, Washington, DC
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Showtime

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April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Germany

Photos: P. Gercke / Team SES

Dominic Bösel 174.1 vs. Denis Liebau 172
(WBO Intercontinental, WBA Continental light heavyweight titles)

Felix Lamm 146.1 vs. Philipp Schuster 145.7
(German welterweight title)

Tom Pahlmann 174.1 vs. Bartlomiej Grafka 171.2
Adam Deines 173.2 vs. Karel Horejsek 174
Phillip Nsingi 152.5 vs. Marco Martini 150.7
Jurgen Uldedaj 196.2 vs. Sven Haselhuhn 189.5
Leo Levani 149.9 vs. Fouad El Massoudi 153.8

Venue: Jahrhunderthalle, Spergau/Leuna, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: MDR (Germany)

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April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Nielsen takes on ‘Momma’s Boy’ Douglin

WBO #2, WBA #3, IBF #4, WBC #11 rated super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (28-1, 14 KOs) takes on ‘Momma’s Boy’ Denis Douglin (20-4, 13 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental title on May 28 at the Arena Midt in Kjellerup, Denmark. Nielsen returns following his third-round TKO victory over domestic rival Rudy Markussen, and with his sights firmly set on a world title challenge, the 25 year-old is eyeing a statement win against the slick southpaw Douglin.

Douglin, the 27 year-old from New Jersey, is a former Golden Gloves amateur champion who fights out of the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas. Known as the ‘Momma’s Boy’, he is trained and managed by his mother Saphya, who will be in his corner come fight night.



April 29th, 2016

UFC

Jones, Cormier reignite feud after UFC 200 bout announced

The staredown was civil at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday afternoon, but that’s about all the goodwill shared between the two owners of the UFC light heavyweight championship – Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones – during their first press conference as the headliners of UFC 200 on July 9 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 29th, 2016




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