Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

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Ex-champ Butler outpoints Ruiz

Former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler (22-1, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Alexis Ruiz (11-4, 4 KOs) at the Bolton Whites Hotel in Bolton, England. The score was 99-92. Butler looked good in his first fight under new trainer Joe Gallagher.

Also, unbeaten super middleweight Jamie Cox (21-0, 12 KOs) outpointed Martin Fidel Rios (20-10-3, 11 KOs) over ten.

Former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler (22-1, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Alexis Ruiz (11-4, …


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Cunningham hands Ogogo his first loss

In a shocker, previously unbeaten 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (11-1, 7 KOs) was stopped in the eighth round by Craig Cunningham (17-1, 4 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBC International middleweight title on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England. Ogogo was down in round two. His corner finally stopped the beating in round eight.

In other action, welterweight Sam Eggington (19-3, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over former world title challenger Frankie Gavin (23-3, 14 KOs) and unbeaten IBF #6, WBA #10, WBO #11 super flyweight Khalid Yafai (20-0, 14 KOs) smashed journeyman Johnson Tellez (9-28-5, 6 KOs) in four rounds.

Promoter Eddie Hearn announced that Yafai will challenge WBA world champion Luis Concepcion on December 10 on the undercard to Anthony Joshua vs. TBA in Manchester.

In a shocker, previously unbeaten 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (11-1, 7 KOs) was stopped in the eighth round …



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Ruiz: Parker doesn’t fight good going backwards

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#3 Andy Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs) has signed the contract to fight WBO#1, IBF#1, heavyweight Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) in Auckland, New Zealand on December 10 and has said he is working on a plan to be aggressive and keep Parker going backwards.

“I hope he thinks I’m going to get tired like I did in my last fight (Franklin Lawrence) because I wasn’t prepared for that fight. I’m going to be smart and hit the body. When I sparred (Parker) I was counter-punching so you will see a lot of that. The main thing for me is to use my speed and be aggressive. I don’t think he likes the pressure. I don’t think he knows how to fight going backwards good.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO#3 Andy Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs) has signed the contract to fight WBO#1, …


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Pacquiao headed to Los Angeles

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, arrives in the U.S. Tonight! Saturday, October 22. Pacquiao and his team are scheduled to arrive at LAX International’s Tom Bradley Terminal aboard Philippine Airlines Flight 102 at 7:30 p.m. PT. To check the status of the flight, use this link and click “Flight Status”: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, arrives in the U.S. Tonight! Saturday, October 22. Pacquiao and his team are scheduled to arrive at …




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Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) takes on little known Argentinian Cristian Fabian Rios (27-7-3, 6 KOs) in a ten round super middleweight fight tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal. This is Lemieux’s first fight since May when he stopped Glen Tapia in four.

Former super featherweight world title challenger Sergey Gulyakevich (42-5, 17 KOs) is back in action today in Germany. Gulyakevich has since ballooned as high as super middleweight.

Former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler starts life with new trainer Joe Gallagher tonight against Alexis Ruiz at the Premier Suite at Bolton, England’s Macron Stadium. Butler has eyes on a second world title in 2017.

WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford could take over the December 10th HBO date that opened up when Golovkin-Jacobs was pushed to 2017.

Danny Williams, who once stopped Mike Tyson, is still fighting.The 43-year-old “Brixton Bomber” takes on pro debuting Ali Eren Demirezen on Friday in Germany.

Unbeaten heavyweight LaRon Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) outpointed Scott Alexander (12-2-2, 6 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Mitchell claimed the vacant NABF heavyweight “junior” belt.

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) takes on little known Argentinian Cristian Fabian Rios (27-7-3, 6 KOs) …


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Uchiyama, Taguchi to fight for WBA belts on New Year’s Eve

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Former WBA super-feather champion Takashi Uchiyama will face current titleholder Jezreel Corrales, Panama, to regain his belt in Tokyo on December 31. Also, on the same bill, WBA light-fly titlist Ryoichi Taguchi will defend his belt against unbeaten Venezuelan Carlos Canizales in his fifth title defense. It was announced by Watanabe Promotions in Tokyo on Friday.

Uchiyama suffered an upset second-round KO defeat at the hand of Corrales’ blitzkrieg last April, and confidently said, “I’ll avenge my previous defeat and regain my belt.” The lanky speedster Taguchi had lopsidedly defeated mandatory challenger Ryo Miyazaki in his last defense, and explained why he selected such an unbeaten and dangerous opponent, saying, “I’d like to show my improvement against the unbeaten challenger.” It will be telecast nationwide through TV Tokyo.

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Former WBA super-feather champion Takashi Uchiyama will face current titleholder Jezreel Corrales, Panama, …


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Ex-world challenger Amagasa defeats Demecillo

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

The man who dropped Guillermo Rigondeaux twice in an unsuccessful effort in 2014, elongated Japanese featherweight Hisashi Amagasa (31-6-2, 20 KOs), 125.25, returned to ring action and defeated durable Filipino Carlo Demecillo (6-3, 1 KO), 124.25, by a unanimous verdict (99-93, 98-92, 97-94) over ten tough rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. For Amagasa, it was his first appearance since he lost to British prospect Josh Warrington in Leeds, UK, last April. Amagasa started fireworks from the outset and was in command in earlier rounds. Demecillo, with a good amateur career, showed his retaliation in the fourth, but the Japanese fought back hard in the sixth and it became a see-saw affair with Amagasa taking the initiative despite absorbing some solid counters. Aiming to score a stoppage, Amagasa accelerated his last surge in the ninth and tenth, but the Filipino refused to go down to show his heart. Amagasa to fight in quest of the vacant WBO Asia Pacific 126-pound belt after recovering from a deep laceration he suffered in a mix-up.

Promoter: Kyoei Promotions.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda The man who dropped Guillermo Rigondeaux twice in an unsuccessful effort in 2014, …


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Pintor stops Marin in sixth

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Photos: Pablo Lozano / All Star Boxing

Local welterweight Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (20-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten prospect Fernando “El Cacho” Marin (13-1-3, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. Pintor, nephew of famed former world champion and Hall of Famer Lupe Pintor, was in command most the time and got a referee’s stoppage with a barrage of punches. Coming off a three-year layoff, Pintor claimed the vacant WBC Latin welterweight title.

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Photos: Pablo Lozano / All Star Boxing Local welterweight Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (20-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round …



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Gray KOs Chatman in the 7th

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By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a fantastic finish to the main event, Khiary Gray (14-1, 11 KO’s) silenced the naysayers by knocking out Chris Chatman (14-6-1, 5 KO’s) in the 7th round with a crushing left hook-straight right combination. The bout was scheduled for 8 rounds and was very close approaching the final frames of the fight. Gray had trouble with Chatman’s Joe Frazier-style, bobbing, and always moving his hands. However, Gray was patient and engaged Chatman successfully in the corners of the ring until he landed his opportunity to end the fight. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a fantastic finish to the main event, Khiary Gray (14-1, 11 …


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Weights from México City

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By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Víctor Terrazas 130 vs Rocky Hernández 129.50

Esmeralda Moreno 110.50 vs Melissa McMorrow 11
Luis Vidales 138.60 vs Murilo Alves 138.60

Venue: Arena Coliseo
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Víctor Terrazas 130 vs Rocky Hernández 129.50 Esmeralda Moreno 110.50 vs Melissa McMorrow 11 …


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Weights from Tijuana

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Luis Nery 118 vs Richie Mepranum 118.3
Arely Muciño 115 vs Judith Rodríguez 115
Javier Mendoza 115 vs Ulises Lara 115
Jaime Munguia 148 vs Alfredo Chávez 148.6
Rodrigo García 147.6 vs Bryan Flóres 148
Abner López 147.5 vs Leoncio López 148
Jesús García 147.5 vs Juan López 148
Elvis Torres 122.5 vs Jesús Silveira 123
Bryan Acosta 121 vs José Guadalupe Nery 121

Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
Venue: Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana
TV: Azteca 7

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Luis Nery 118 vs Richie Mepranum 118.3 Arely Muciño 115 vs Judith Rodríguez 115 Javier Mendoza 115 …


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Heavyweight Joe Hanks returns Nov 5

Former heavyweight contender Joe Hanks (21-2, 14 KOs) makes his return to the squared circle when he takes on Nick Guivas (12-5-1, 9 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round bout on November 5th at the Morristown National Guard Armory in Morristown, New Jersey. It will be Hanks’ first bout since dropping a ten-round unanimous decision to Derric Rossy on May 16, 2014 in Montreal.

In the co-feature, Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin (20-5, 13 KOs) will see action in a super middleweight bout scheduled for eight rounds. In six-round bouts, former Olympian super middleweight Jerson Ravelo (21-6, 12 KOs) and middleweight Ian Green (10-1, 8 KOs) will see action against opponents to be named. Also, middleweight Delen Parsley (12-1, 4 KOs) will take on Henry Beckford (5-4, 1 KO).

The card will be the inaugural event promoted by Ambush Promotions.

Former heavyweight contender Joe Hanks (21-2, 14 KOs) makes his return to the squared circle when he takes on Nick …



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Wieliczka weigh in: 400 feet underground

By Przemek Garczarczyk

For the first time in boxing history a boxing event and a weigh in happened 400 feet underground. Specifically, before Saturday’s eighth edition of the Underground Boxing Show showcased in XIII century Wieliczka (Poland) salt mine, part of UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage list. The heavyweight main event between Krzysztof Zimnoch (19-1, 13 KO) vs. Marcin Rekowski (17-3, 14 KO) during a one of a kind evening, will also feature the return to the ring of #3 WBO ranked featherweight Kamil Łaszczyk (22-0, 8 KO), who will face 5-1 Piotr Gudel. Promoted by Babilion Promotion/Sferis KnockOut Promotions.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk For the first time in boxing history a boxing event and a weigh in happened 400 feet …


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WBO Convention Award Ceremony Photos

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Nielsen and Lerena make weight, ready for ‘Super 4’ final

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Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) and Kevin Lerena (15-1, 8 KOs) both made weight today ahead of the final of the ‘Super 4’ cruiserweight tournament tomorrow night at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nielsen and Lerena have seen off competition from Johnny Muller and Roberto Bolonti to secure their place in the final, and will now battle it out for the ‘Super 4’ title and a share of the $100,000 prize money.

Micki Nielsen 199.6 vs Kevin Lerena 198.7

Photo: Team Sauerland Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) and Kevin Lerena (15-1, 8 KOs) both made weight today ahead of …


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Horn stops Mueller in nine rounds

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #4, WBO #4, WBA #11 147-pounder Jeff Horn (15-0, 10 KOs) stopped IBF #14 Rico Mueller (20-2-1, 14 KOs) in round nine of an IBF elimination bout at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Referee Sam Williams crowned Horn at 2:19. Horn becomes the IBF #2 contender to IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #4, WBO #4, WBA #11 147-pounder Jeff Horn (15-0, 10 KOs) stopped …



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Koncz: Pacman is ready to go

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao was ruthless and back to his old fiery self in the days leading up to his departure for the US, according to the Filipino’s Canadian adviser Mike Koncz. “He was fast, furious and he was fabulous,” said Koncz on the eve of team Pacquiao’s departure for Los Angeles to kick off the last phase of his training camp for the Nov. 5 clash with Jessie Vargas at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Koncz says the decision to import Jose Ramirez from the US was a major move as the unbeaten California native moved and punched like Vargas.

Pacquiao and his entourage fly to the US late Saturday night and he will report to the Wild Card in Hollywood on Monday.

Pacquiao is the huge favorite in the world welterweight title showdown that is being put up by Bob Arum’s Top Rank and Pacquiao’s very own MP Promotions. Based on what he has seen, Koncz feels that Pacquiao is ready to rumble!

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao was ruthless and back to his old fiery self in the days leading up to …


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Marin expects war in Telemundo finale

The Fall season finale of Boxeo Telemundo Ford airs tonight. It will be another all-Mexican “Civil War” as unbeaten prospect Fernando “El Cacho” Marin (13-0-3, 9 KOs) of Aguascalientes will take on local favorite Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (19-2-1, 12 KOs) of Mexico City. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds with the vacant WBC Latino welterweight title at stake. The site will be the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City.

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What do you know about your opponent?

I have seen videos of him. I am just hoping for a clean fought bout. A fight that has the fans entertained from the beginning to the end. This is a fight for each of us to move on to the next level. I am expecting a war in the ring. (more…)

The Fall season finale of Boxeo Telemundo Ford airs tonight. It will be another all-Mexican “Civil War” as unbeaten prospect …


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Reality TV show to pro boxing contract, why not?

By Przemek Garczarczyk

World of Boxing President Andriey Ryabinskiy has plenty of world class fighters (Alexander Povetkin, Dennis Lebedev, Eduard Troyanowsky, Grigory Drozd, Rakhim Chakhiyev and Dmitry Kudryashov – just to name the top ones), but is always looking for new blood, new ideas. How good winning boxing reality show tournament, being part of world championship event, getting World of Boxing professional contract AND apartment in Moscow sounds? Ryabinskiy talks to Fightnews.com and explains:

“Fight in the Big City – is a new reality show, with a goal to find a prospective fighter from all the corners of Russia. Project finalists will fight on the undercard of the December 3 fight night with Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev for the WBA/IBF cruiserweight title,” said Ryabinskiy. “It’s there that it will be decided who will be signing the agreement with the promotional company World of Boxing. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk World of Boxing President Andriey Ryabinskiy has plenty of world class fighters (Alexander Povetkin, Dennis Lebedev, Eduard …


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Unbeaten fighters clash for vacant Gauteng title

By Ron Jackson

In a clash of unbeaten fighters, Jeff Magagane meets Michael Mokoena for the vacant Gauteng lightweight title at the Blairgowrie Recreation Centre in Randburg on Sunday afternoon. With both fighters from Soweto there is an amount of tense local rivalry going into the fight. (more…)

By Ron Jackson In a clash of unbeaten fighters, Jeff Magagane meets Michael Mokoena for the vacant Gauteng lightweight title …


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Weights from Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Undefeated Venezuelan Keyver Fernandez (9-0-1) and World ranked Panamanian Israel “Ricky Hatton” Hidrogo (11-7-1), both weighed at 115 pounds for their battle on the main event of the “Boxing and Mall Night” card presented by G&V Entertainment on Friday night At Los Andes Shopping Mall in San Miguelito, Panama.

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On the co-feature, featherweight Jonathan Arenas (17-1) returns after almost 2 years of inactivity to face Daniel Moreno (6-9-2).

Three Cuban fighters will make their professional debuts: Welterweight Damian Rodriguez, super featherweight Pablo Vicente and light flyweight Daniel Matellon.

The first of the 6 fights starts 8pm. Free admission.

By Héctor Villarreal Undefeated Venezuelan Keyver Fernandez (9-0-1) and World ranked Panamanian Israel “Ricky Hatton” Hidrogo (11-7-1), both weighed at …


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Chinea defeats Crossty in DC

Rolando Chinea (14-1-1, 6KO) extended his win streak tonight with an eight-round unanimous decision (78-74 x2, 79-73) over Cincinnati’s Mel Crossty (7-1-1, 1KO) at a private event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The event was the fourth of its kind, promoted by Alarm.com at its annual meeting. Chinea, who drew the attention of boxing fans with a split decision win over O’Shaquie Foster on Showtime in July, has been matched tough in his last few fights and Crossty was no exception.

The two earned “Fight of the Night” honors from Alarm.com for their battle, which didn’t surprise the always-entertaining Chinea. “As a boxing fan, I don’t like when fighters stare each other down and strategize too much,” said Chinea after the bout. “If my opponent doesn’t throw, I’m going bring the fight to him. I am impatient in that way.” (more…)

Rolando Chinea (14-1-1, 6KO) extended his win streak tonight with an eight-round unanimous decision (78-74 x2, 79-73) over Cincinnati’s Mel …


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WBO Convention Final Day Report

By David Finger

Despite the fact that the heavyweight division grabbed most of the headlines on the final day of the 29th annual WBO convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico there were nonetheless many fireworks in other divisions and little doubt that 2016 and 2017 will have no shortage of exciting WBO title fights.

In the 105-pound division, champion it was confirmed that Katsunari Takayama, who received a cut in his last fight, would need six months to recover. Takayama agreed to step aside to allow the top two available contenders to fight each other and for the winner to be mandated to fight him after his recovery. Early indications are that Moises Calleros and Tatsuya Fukuhara will fight for the vacant title although Joe Kozumi did stress that #5 ranked Ryuya Yamanaka was also available to step in.

In the 108-pound division, Joe Koizumi told the championship committee that #1 ranked Moises Fuentes of Mexico and Kosei Tanaka of Japan were already set to fight for the vacant title.

In the flyweight division, Carl Moretti of Top Rank confirmed that Zou Shiming (the #2 ranked contender) and Prasitsak Papoem (aka Kwanpichit OnesongGym) will be fighting on November 5th for the vacant WBO title in Las Vegas. (more…)

By David Finger Despite the fact that the heavyweight division grabbed most of the headlines on the final day of …


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Weights from Rhode Island

Khiary Gray 154 vs. Chris Chatman 154
Anthony Marsella 139 vs. Bardraiel Smith 132
Irvin Gonzalez 126 vs. Cido Hoff 125
Kendrick Ball Jr. 165 vs. Rafael Valencia ??
Jose Rivera 168 vs. Ben Peak 168
Cristobal Marrero 144 vs. Bruno Dias 146
Jonathan Figueroa 141 vs. Isaiah Robinson 147

Venue: Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI
Promoter: CES Boxing

Khiary Gray 154 vs. Chris Chatman 154 Anthony Marsella 139 vs. Bardraiel Smith 132 Irvin Gonzalez 126 vs. Cido Hoff …


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Weights from Mexico

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Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor 143 Vs. Fernando “El Cacho” Marin 144
Santiago “Chepo” Ramirez 148 Vs. Jesus “La Bestia” Esquivel 149
Osvaldo “Chucky” Razon 110 Vs. Giovanny “Pajarito” Andrade 110
Jerson Aguilar 133 Vs. Edson Martinez 135
Juan “Marciano” Lopez 155 Vs. Arturo Daniel Rosas 153
Adrian “El Gato” Curiel 106 Vs. Daniel “El Torero” Romero 108
Kevin Salgado 154 Vs. Diego “Tesorito” Gomez 151

Promoter: All Star Boxing
Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
TV: Telemundo Deportes Live

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Photos: All Star Boxing Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor 143 Vs. Fernando “El Cacho” Marin 144 Santiago “Chepo” Ramirez 148 Vs. …


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Weights from Ontario, California

LaRon Mitchell 241.5 vs. Scott Alexander 229
Juan Ruiz 146 vs. Wilbert Lopez 147
Ricardo Espinoza 114.5 vs. Francisco Lapizco 115
Juan Reyes 133 vs. Cesar Villarraga 135
Eredani Leon 146 vs. Jacob Szilasi 144
Alex Solorio 125.5 vs. Alimkhan Jumakhonov 124.7
Michael Dutchover 129 vs. Cesar Partida 129

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing

LaRon Mitchell 241.5 vs. Scott Alexander 229 Juan Ruiz 146 vs. Wilbert Lopez 147 Ricardo Espinoza 114.5 vs. Francisco Lapizco …


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Klitschko-Browne to clash for WBA crown?

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has reportedly abandoned his plan to fight current IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua after negotiations faltered and will pursue a WBA title clash against Lucas Browne instead. December 10 in Hamburg, Germany has been mentioned as the possible date and location. This has not been confirmed by the Klitschko camp.

Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn vented to Sky Sports about the situation. “There are lots of rumors that he is now going to fight Lucas Browne in Germany on December 10, which will be a huge let-down for broadcasters and fans. It’s the biggest fight in the heavyweight division right now. Why would you not sanction it? Maybe they are being driven by Wladimir Klitschko in terms of who he wants to fight. It’s so frustrating when you get an opportunity to make a fight like this and someone prefers an easy touch in Germany. Now I feel this is the time to make this fight and we’re desperate to do it.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has reportedly abandoned his plan …


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Jessie Magdaleno and Oscar Valdez Media day

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Óscar Valdez (21-0, 18 KO’s) of Nogales, Mexico and Las Vegas’s undefeated junior featherweight Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs) held a media workout Thursday afternoon at the Jack Rabbit Boxing Club in Long Beach, Calfornia for their upcoming bouts as the two will be featured in separate bouts Saturday November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas card live on Pay Per View.

“I am ready for my first title defense but I am still training like I am trying to win that title,” Oscar Valdez told Fightnews.com

“This is cool fighting on a big card like this, not only is this a big card but it’s taking place in my hometown. I think this is going to be one of my biggest homecoming fights that I have had in my career,” Jessie Magdaleno told Fightnews.com “I am ready to spill it all out there for this fight,” Magdaleno added.

The two fighters held camp and trained together under trainer Manny Robles at the Rock Gym in Carson, California as they prepare for their upcoming fights. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Óscar Valdez (21-0, 18 KO’s) of Nogales, …


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It’s official. Parker versus Ruiz for vacant WBO title in New Zealand

By David Finger

The biggest story out of the WBO Convention in San Juan Puerto Rico came this morning at the championship and ratings committee meeting. Although there was talk of a possible four-man tournament to fill the recently vacated heavyweight title, which was surrendered by Tyson Fury, Carl Moretti of Top Rank and Parker’s promoter Dean Lonergan announced that the box off was not necessary. They announced that there was an agreement reached for #3 ranked Andy Ruiz to take on #1 Joseph Parker in New Zealand in December and that the winner would accept any mandatory set forth by the WBO for their first title defense.

“The winner of this fight will fight anyone that the WBO decrees to fight next,” Moretti said.

When asked if this included a 120-day deadline both Moretti and Lonergan said that was more than acceptable.

“We are happy with that,” Lonergan said before Moretti added that a 120-day deadline for a mandatory was “no problem.” (more…)

By David Finger The biggest story out of the WBO Convention in San Juan Puerto Rico came this morning at …


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Avni Yildirim getting ready for Supermiddleweight Eliminator against Schiller Hyppolite

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WBC no. 4 ranked supermiddleweight contender Avni Yildirim is looking sharp in training camp for his big showdown with no. 7 ranked Schiller Hyppolite on November 5th in Munich, Germany.

The 25-year-old fast rising Turkish star is unbeaten (13 fights, 13 wins) and has been WBC Youth Intercontinental, International Silver and EPBC champion at light heavyweight before moving down in weight and competing at 168 lbs.
“I feel very strong and fast at the lower weight”, said Yildirim. “My movement is getting better and better in every sparring session. I am ready to go and I cannot wait for November 5.”

During his training camp in Dachau, Germany, Yildirim has been sparring with a six different sparring partners including WBC Youth World Champions James and Toni Kraft. “Avni is looking very good in sparring”, states trainer and promoter Ahmet Oner. “He is sharp and focused and knows exactly how to use his power. He’s not at 100 percent yet but he will be at his absolute best on fight day. When I see Avni in the gym I start feeling sorry for Schiller. Of course, we cannot and will not underestimate him but as long as Avni fights his fight there’s no stopping him.”

The Silver International Supermiddleweight Championship between Yildirim and Hyypolite is one of three WBC title fights at the big event on November 5th in Munich which is co-promoted by Ahmet Oner and former cruiserweight and heavyweight contender Alexander Petkovic who has built up a stable of promising young stars in Southern Germany.
“Toni Kraft will defend his Youth World Championship against Abdallah Paziwapazi from Tanzania and we will also have a Women’s World Middleweight Championship Unification between WBO champ Christina Hammer and WBC titlist Kali Reis”, says Petkovic. “It is a very big an important event for us and we are looking forward to great fights.”
The event will be broadcasted live on Sky in Germany.

WBC no. 4 ranked supermiddleweight contender Avni Yildirim is looking sharp in training camp for his big showdown with no. …


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Raja Amasheh versus Ana Arrazola in Vienna, Austria

Arrazola vs Amasheh
“Raging” Raja Amasheh from Germany and Mexico’s Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola will square off this Saturday (October 22nd) in Vienna, Austria, for Amasheh’s WBC Silver Flyweight Championship. The fight is part of the big Women’s Flyweight Diamond Belt tournament which started with “Kika” Chavez’ win over Naoko Fujioka on October 1st in Mexico.

At today’s press conference Amasheh made very clear that it is her goal to defend her title and advance to the next round in the tournament. “I thank Ana Arrazola for coming all the way to Europe but she will have to leave empty-handed”, said Amasheh. “What’s mine is mine. I will keep my belt and add the Diamond Championship to my collection very soon. It is a great honor to be part of the tournament with all these other great champions.”

Amasheh vs. Arrazola is one of two female main events at the big show Saturday night at Wimberger Hotel in Vienna promoted by Peter Pospichal (Box-Team Vienna) in association with Dominik Junge (Sportschule Mach1).

In the co-feature local hero Eva Voraberger takes on Eileen Olszewski from the USA.

“Raging” Raja Amasheh from Germany and Mexico’s Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola will square off this Saturday (October 22nd) in Vienna, …


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Bantamweights showcased in Motown

Three of Motown’s brightest bantamweights, will appear in separate bouts on Salita Promotions’ next “Detroit Brawl” event on Saturday, November 12, at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit. Undefeated 26-year-old James Gordon Smith (10-0, 6 KOs), Jarico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn (3-0, 2 KOs) and Zach Shamoun (4-0-1, 3 KOs) will face opponents to be named; Tickets for “Detroit Brawl” will be priced at VIP $123, Box Seats $100, Ringside $93, $63, $38, and $28 and available at all Ticketmaster outlets and Tickmaster.com.

Three of Motown’s brightest bantamweights, will appear in separate bouts on Salita Promotions’ next “Detroit Brawl” event on Saturday, November …


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Canelo hits Puerto Rico

WBO junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez arrived on Puerto Rican soil yesterday to participate in the 29th Annual Convention of the WBO at the Hilton Hotel Caribe in San Juan.

Photo: Sumio Yamada
Photo: Sumio Yamada

Canelo, who last September dethroned Liam Smith, attended a ‘Mexican Fiesta,’ held in the Tijuana Bar & Grill, where he was recognized by WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and Mayor Hector O’Neill for his faithful commitment to youth and sport. (more…)

WBO junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez arrived on Puerto Rican soil yesterday to participate in the 29th Annual Convention …


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WBC/Hublot help boxers in need

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

The World Boxing Council (WBC) and Hublot have introduced the new WBC watch that will be put on sale to raise funds to help retired boxers in poor condition. This is a continuation of the original WBC/Hublot agreement reached by Don Jose Sulaiman, who originally found in the company to support the goal of helping retired boxers with financial and health problems.

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An event was held late Tuesday in Mexico City to unveil the limited edition watch with the presence of champions and boxing legends like Gennady Golovkin, Roy Jones, Julio Cesar Chavez, “Chiquita” Gonzalez, Pipino Cuevas, Alfonso Zamora, Edgar Sosa and Roberto “Mano de Piedra” Duran among others. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel The World Boxing Council (WBC) and Hublot have introduced the new WBC watch …


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Pintor debuts on Telemundo Friday

The Fall season finale of Boxeo Telemundo Ford ends with another Mexican boxing “Civil War.” The main event features local Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (19-2-1, 12 KOs) of Mexico City vs. unbeaten prospect Fernando “El Cacho” Marin (13-0-3, 9 KOs) of Aguascalientes. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds with the vacant WBC Latin welterweight title at stake. The site will be the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. Pintor is the nephew of famed former world champion and Hall of Famer Lupe Pintor. Mauricio has much respect for his uncle, but is ready to make a name for himself in boxing.

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How do you feel your inactivity over the last three years will affect your performance on Friday?

We are going to see, but I can tell you I am coming to this fight well prepared. (more…)

The Fall season finale of Boxeo Telemundo Ford ends with another Mexican boxing “Civil War.” The main event features local …










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