Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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LA Fight Club weights

Abraham Lopez 125.8 vs Sergio Lopez 125.2
Oscar Negrete 119 vs Raul Hidalgo 119.8
Edgar Valerio 125.6 vs Guadalupe De Leon 125.6
Niko Valdes 169 vs Will Williams 175
Jousce Gonzalez 129.6 vs Jordan Alvarado 130
Francisco Esparza 127.2 vs Gerardo Molina 127.8
Todd Unthank-May 175.4 vs Daniel Najera 176.8

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

Abraham Lopez 125.8 vs Sergio Lopez 125.2 Oscar Negrete 119 vs Raul Hidalgo 119.8 Edgar Valerio 125.6 vs Guadalupe De …


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Weights from Philadelphia

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Photo: Darryl Cobb

Tevin Farmer 129.1 vs Darden Zenunaj 128.9
Lamont Capers 193.3 vs Garrett Wilson 200.6
Joseph Adorno 131.1 vs Guy Newman 128.1
Victor Padilla 135.5 vs Kimmy St.Pierre 134.6
Jose Gonzalez 124.4 vs Tim Ibarra 120.1
Montrell Castro 255.6 vs Iegor Plevako 223.5
Marcel Rivers 151.7 vs Tony Kim 152.3
Roque Zapata 154.5 vs Isaiah Wise 155.2

Promoter: Peltz Boxing, DiBella Entertainment, BAM Boxing and Joe Hand Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Photo: Darryl Cobb Tevin Farmer 129.1 vs Darden Zenunaj 128.9 Lamont Capers 193.3 vs Garrett Wilson 200.6 Joseph Adorno 131.1 …



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Weights from Panama

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Photo: Héctor Villarreal

Lesvy Maure 144.75 vs William Camacho 145
Omir Rodriguez 147.75 vs Addir Sanchez 146.25
Eric Walters 132.75 vs Julio Camaño 135
Israel Hidrogo 118.5 vs Juan Lopez 118.75
Michael Gardener 149.75 vs Manuel Largacha 153
Johnny Garay 109.75 vs Carlos Pacheco 107.75
Jonathan Camacho 113 vs Davis Reyes 113.75

Promoter: Splogabox and Havoc Boxing Promotions
Venue: Hotel Sand Diamond, Colon City, Panama

Photo: Héctor Villarreal Lesvy Maure 144.75 vs William Camacho 145 Omir Rodriguez 147.75 vs Addir Sanchez 146.25 Eric Walters 132.75 …


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Weights from Fresno, California

Jose Ramirez 138.4 vs Issouf Kinda 139.8
Danny Valdivia 152 vs Aaron Garcia 152.6
Esquiva Falcoa 162.8 vs Luis Hernandez 162
Joe Louie Lopez 165.2 vs Quilisto Madera 165.2
Saul Lomas 147 vs Pablo Sanchez 145.4
Ashkat Ualikhanov 142 vs Carlos Aguilera 140
Brian Lua 131.8 vs Manuel Lopez 130.8
Isidro Ochoa 127.4 vs Oscar Mendoza TBA
Joe Louie Lopez 165.2 vs Quilisto Madera 165.2

Promoter: Top Rank
Venue: Save Mart Arena, Fresno, California
TV: UniMas

Jose Ramirez 138.4 vs Issouf Kinda 139.8 Danny Valdivia 152 vs Aaron Garcia 152.6 Esquiva Falcoa 162.8 vs Luis Hernandez …




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Weights from Rhode Island

Toka Kahn Clary 127 vs Mario Antonio Macias 128.5
Shelly Vincent 130 vs Marquita Lee 128
Ray Oliveira Jr 152 vs Matt Probin 152.5
Kendrick Ball Jr 167.5 vs Nathan Millier 169
Cristobal Marrero 143 vs Isaiah Robinson 144.5
Anthony Marsella Jr 138 vs Devante Seay 140
Khiry Todd 147 vs Patrick Leal 147.5
Anthony Laureano 141.4 vs Lamont White 140

Promoter: CES Boxing
Venue: Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island

Toka Kahn Clary 127 vs Mario Antonio Macias 128.5 Shelly Vincent 130 vs Marquita Lee 128 Ray Oliveira Jr 152 …


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“Maromerito” Paez: The only option is to win

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Photo: Zanfer Promotions

In a heated press conference Jorge “Maromerito” Paez said his only option is to win.

“Maromerito” Paez (39-8-2, 23 KOs) will face Johnny “Vaquero” Navarrete (32-8-1, 15 KOs) in the ten round super welterweight main event.

Paez wants to close the year with a victory and return to the path that will lead to a world title contest. Paez’ last bout was held last March at the Arena Mexico City when he faced former world champion super welterweight Antonio “Tornado” Margarito where he lost a decision on points. Before he had faced the prospect Jorge “Chema” Ocampo losing a decision in ten rounds. (more…)

Photo: Zanfer Promotions In a heated press conference Jorge “Maromerito” Paez said his only option is to win. “Maromerito” Paez …


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Boxing Gala in Santo Domingo, Dec 16

By Robert Coster

Three Dominican boxing promoters, Shuan Boxing, Upper Promotion and Manguita Promotion, have joined hands to offer local boxing fans a mega card with Dominican boxing stars and a slew of foreign fighters. The boxing gala is to be held on December 16th. The boxers on the show are the following: light-heavyweights Felix Valera 13-1 vs Gusmyl Perdomo 22-6, welterweights Felix Diaz 18-1 vs Levis Morales 14-3, for the WBA jr welterweight Fedelatin title Kelvin Toribio 14-0 vs Alberto Cuello 9-0, Jr featherweights Norberto Jimenez 24-8-4 vs Felix Machado 26-14, welterweight Carlos Adames 9-0 vs John Renteria 13-3-1, bantamweight Eliezer Aquino 18-2 vs Domingo Hernandez 12-0-1, lightweights Richard Solano 15-2 vs Osvaldo Cabrera 14-0-1, featherweights Luis Nino 7-4 vs Mitchel Rivera 7-0, lightweights Jackson Marinez vs Gherson Perez 5-3.

The card will be held at the Maunaloa Night Club and Casino in Santo Domingo.

By Robert Coster Three Dominican boxing promoters, Shuan Boxing, Upper Promotion and Manguita Promotion, have joined hands to offer local …


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Haymon inks Izuagbe Ugonoh

Haymon Boxing today announced that undefeated heavyweight Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-0, 14 KOs) has entered into an advisory agreement with Haymon Sports, LLC. Ugonoh’s U.S. debut will take place in early 2017, with the opponent and venue to be determined. Ugonoh is trained by Kevin Barry, cornerman for heavyweight contender Joseph Parker and former heavyweight title challenger David Tua.

Ugonoh has been training and fighting out of New Zealand with Barry for the last two years, as well as with Parker.’He now plans to train in Las Vegas, fight out of the U.S. and represent Poland.

Haymon Boxing today announced that undefeated heavyweight Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-0, 14 KOs) has entered into an advisory agreement with Haymon …



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Hicks and Carrizales collide Saturday for Texas welterweight title

By Robert Hughes

Central Texas has a great card set for Saturday as undefeated welterweight Reshard Hicks battles Brownsville’s Leonardo Carrizales, headlining ‘Military Mayhem’ at the Harker Heights Event Center near Fort Hood Army Base. The Underwood promotions showcase features Hicks [7-0, 2KO] of Quincy, Florida and Carrizales [3-1- 1, 1KO] fighting six rounds for a belt they call ‘The Texas Welterweight Title’ at 147 pounds.

The co-main looks promising as Brandon ‘IamKing’ Fowler [1-0] of Pleasant Grove takes on hometown fighter Corey Gully of Killeen [0-1- 1] for four rounds at 140 pounds. (more…)

By Robert Hughes Central Texas has a great card set for Saturday as undefeated welterweight Reshard Hicks battles Brownsville’s Leonardo …


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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

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

Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to the 2300 Arena Friday night to face LA-based Albanian Dardan Zenunaj, 12-2, 9 KOs, with the local southpaw’s NABF title belt and #3 WBC world ranking on the line. The 10-rounder is the main event of an eight-bout show promoted by Peltz Boxing (with BAM Boxing, Joe Hand Promotions & DiBella Entertainment), and will be the second consecutive hometown fight for “The American Idol”.

A Farmer fight usually means much entertainment for fans. His flashy left-handed style and exuberant self-confidence support his promises to become a world champion, and with each fight, those promises feel more and more believable.

“I can beat anybody in the world,” Farmer said. “It don’t matter who they offer me, I’m going to get the job done. I’m going to get the job done.”

However, as Farmer rises in the ranks, another 130-pounder, Vasyl Lomachenko, recently vaulted to the top of most lists of the world’s best junior lightweights. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, …


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Horacio “Violento” Garcia getting advice from Canelo for his fight against JoJo Diaz

By Hesiquio Balderas

On December 17 Horacio “Violento” Garcia will be facing the toughest fight of his career as he is to face undefeated Joseph “JoJo” Diaz in the co-main event of the farewell fight between Bernard Hopkins and Joe Smith Jr. Horacio has been training like never before, he knows what’s at stake fighting in HBO at the great FORUM and that this is a unique opportunity for him.

“I’ve been training hard,I know what kind of a fighter Diaz is, he is a very good fighter, but my trainers and myself have been working on the perfect game plan and we are going to win, I’ve put everything on the line here and I know that after winning this contest there will be a title shot, I am very grateful with Golden Boy Promotions, my mentor Gabriel Nogueira and Chepo and Eddy Reynoso for getting me this fight,” commented “El Violento”. (more…)

By Hesiquio Balderas On December 17 Horacio “Violento” Garcia will be facing the toughest fight of his career as he …


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Joe Smith: I will make sure that Hopkins exits MY way

Joe Smith Jr., ring legend Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins’ hand-picked opponent for his final fight on December 17 at the Forum in Los Angeles, plans to spoil Hopkins’ going away party.

“I am mentally preparing for everything that Bernard Hopkins has for me,” said Smith, who is the current WBC International light heavyweight titleholder. “I am prepared to go 12 rounds, he is a tough guy. If I get the opportunity to take him out, I will do that. I go into every fight the same way; whether it is a legend or a nobody that is standing in front of me, they have the potential to hurt me. Each fight I push myself a little harder…I will be bringing my best, and will make sure that he doesn’t return. I will make sure he exits MY way!”

Joe Smith Jr., ring legend Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins’ hand-picked opponent for his final fight on December 17 at the …



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Hopkins: I am done, this will be the final one

Two-division world champion and Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins has parted ways with trainer Nazim Richardson and hooked up with John David Jackson to prepare him for his HBO-televised fight on December 17 at the Fabulous Forum against Joe Smith Jr. It is billed as the 51-year-old Hopkins’ final fight.

“Even though I defeated John David Jackson, he is the very best out there and we wanted him in my corner,” said Hopkins. “JDJ is much overlooked, but he is one of the top 3 or 4 trainers. He has known me since I was a younger fighter trying to make it into boxing. If you look at the craftsmanship of JDJ, when you see that a guy not only has the tools, the way to use them in the ring, and you as a fighter have the confidence and trust in your teacher-you’re in great hands. He’s been representing that for many years. We felt that it was a perfect transition, the transition in us knowing each other and working together… When you give your teacher – your coach — all that he wants while you train, come fight night he can give you what you need when you most need it.”

“I am done. This will be the ‘Final 1.’ Whether it was JDJ or Naazim [Richardson] in my corner, I will not fight, even if I feel that I can do a lot more. On December 17th, I want to give a performance where you beg me to stay, and it’s a challenge that Joe Smith will have to take on. For fighters to show their greatness, they need someone to bring it out. Timing is everything, and I am doing it in my calculation. I proved a bunch of people wrong already. There is no stone that has not been unturned, meaning that when I look back, I would have done everything that I wanted to.”

Two-division world champion and Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins has parted ways with trainer Nazim Richardson and hooked up …


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Abel Sanchez: Gassiev will prove that Lebedev’s time is over

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“One emphasis in my gym, my emphasis I always have if you know my punchers, is that I want guys who go in the ring and knock people out. It’s very important to me. The power allows you to do other things. The power allows Gassiev to do things on his own terms…we had sparring all over Southern California. He (Gassiev) sparred with John Ruiz Jr, Chris Arreola, Gerald Washington, Dominic Breazeale – all the big heavyweights from Southern California. He’s mentally ready to face Lebedev and win. I’m very confident about that,” stated trainer Abel Sanchez on why his 23-year-old fighter Murat Gassiev is ready to take the titles from unified WBA/IBF cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev on Saturday night in Moscow. Lebedev-Gassiev is promoted by Andrey Ryabinskiy “World of Boxing.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “One emphasis in my gym, my emphasis I always have if you know my punchers, is that …


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Oleksandr Usyk ready for showcase in the U.S

By Miguel Maravilla

WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, (10-0, 9 KO’s) of Kiev, Ukraine will make his United States debut next weekend as he be taking on Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (17-2, 11 KO’s) of South Africa on Saturday, December 17 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Fightnews.com caught up with Usyk at the Palm Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles as he talked about his upcoming fight and U.S debut.

“I am really excited for this fight to show everyone what I am about. I am a player in the ring. I can be aggressive, punch, box, I have good footwork, and I am unique,” Usyk told Fightnews.com

This was Usyk’s first camp in the United States. He is training in Oxnard with his trainer James Ali Bashir.

“The camp has been good. I really like training here because it’s not cold. I like the weather here and I plan to relocate here soon,” Usyk said. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, (10-0, 9 KO’s) of Kiev, Ukraine will make his United States debut …


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Commey, Shafikov make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk at the scale

Richard Commey 134.8 vs Denis Shafikov 134.3

Venue: Match Point Club, Moscow

By Przemek Garczarczyk at the scale Richard Commey 134.8 vs Denis Shafikov 134.3 Venue: Match Point Club, Moscow



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L ancia: I have discovered Edis Tatli’s weakness

Talk is cheap, responds the champion. Tatli and Lancia will clash for the EBU lightweight title in Helsinki on 17th December.

It’s not an easy task to challenge the champion in his home ring, but Italian contender Manuel Lancia (14–1–1) doesn’t mind. He’s confident that he can claim the European Boxing Union’s lightweight title anywhere – be it in Italy or Edis Tatli’s (28–1–0) place of residence, Helsinki.

“We have discovered Tatli’s weakness. We saw something, and we’re working on it,” says Lancia. (more…)

Talk is cheap, responds the champion. Tatli and Lancia will clash for the EBU lightweight title in Helsinki on 17th …


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Boxing back at the Mountaineer

Live boxing is back at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia, on Saturday night December 17th, as Made Men Promotions presents Seasons Beatings (Volume 4) in the Mountaineer Ballroom. A full night of fisticuffs is in store featuring up and coming fighters from throughout the Tri-State area including MMA stars and undefeated boxers Joey “The Hitman” Holt (5-0, 4 KOs) of East Liverpool and Justin “The Hawk” Steave (4-0, 2 KOs) of Weirton who will be battling on the same card for the first time in their professional boxing careers along with the returns of Pittsburgh heavyweight Ed “Black Magic” Latimore (13-1, 7 KOs) and Wheeling’s Johnny “The Hyperactive Hillbilly” Haught (5-1), and the pro debut of Heavyweight Michael Ream. Free self-parking. First bell 7:00 PM. Bouts subject to change. For all tickets (cash or credit) call-or-text 724-513-1416. Advance Prices: Single VIP Ringside $60 & $50. General Admission $25.

Live boxing is back at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia, on Saturday night December 17th, as …


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Groves raising funds for fallen foe

Wiking Event GmbH, manager of Eddy Gutknecht, informed Fightnews.com that Eddy’s condition is stable and they hope he can return to Germany soon.

Wiking Event GmbH, manager of Eddy Gutknecht, informed Fightnews.com that Eddy’s condition is stable and they hope he can return …


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Weights from Panama

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Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal

Undefeated Panamanian, Amrit Herrera (8-0), ranked #15 light flyweight by WBC, and his opponent, Venezuelan Dionis Martinez, both weighed 107.5 for their 8 rounds clash scheduled for Thursday night at Los Andes Mall in San Miguelito, Panama.

Amrit Herrera 107.5 vs Dionis Martinez 107.5
Daniel Matellon 109.5 vs Argenis Cheremo 109.5
Damian Rodriguez 146.25 vs Wilman Contreras 145.75
Pablo Vicente 127.25 vs Alexander Ponce 130
Walter Perez 140 vs Luis Romero 140
Jose Luis Calvo 105 vs Wister Garcia 104
Jaime Muñoz 130 vs Joel Blanco 124

Promoter G&V Entertainment
Free admission. First fight 8:30 pm

Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal Undefeated Panamanian, Amrit Herrera (8-0), ranked #15 light flyweight by WBC, and his opponent, …


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Kinda hits Fresno

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Photo: Top Rank

Issouf Volcano Kinda hits Fresno for his big fight against USA Olympian Jose Ramirez on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Unimas on Friday night.

Photo: Top Rank Issouf Volcano Kinda hits Fresno for his big fight against USA Olympian Jose Ramirez on Top Rank’s …


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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

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Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center shopping mall in Sofia ahead of their WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title fight on Saturday night at the Arena Armeec.

Peter, the former WBC World Champion, was first into the ring accompanied by his coach Rodney Crisler, and following a short workout, he revealed his plan for Saturday.

‘’It’s great to be here,’’ said ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’. ‘’I’m in good shape and I’m ready to fight. The plan is simple for me. I’ve come here to knock Pulev out and to take the belt and my money back home to Las Vegas.’’

Pulev received a hero’s welcome as he entered the ring, and after being put through his paces by legendary German coach Ulli Wegner, ‘The Cobra’ promised to deliver a memorable victory for his fervent Bulgarian fans. (more…)

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at …


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Despite setback, Toka Kahn aims for title shot

By Jason Marchetti

Toka Kahn (19-1, 13 KOs) returns to New England this Friday night in Lincoln, Rhode Island for the main event bout at super featherweight. The card is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing at Twin River Casino. His opponent will be Mexican journeyman Mario Antonio Macias (28-20, 14 KOs).

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No longer a prospect, Kahn has 20 professional bouts from 126 – 130 lbs. However, he has only fought in his home state on 3 occasions courtesy of signing a promotional deal with Top Rank in 2013. Top Rank rarely promotes cards on the East Coast and never in New England. Fightnews.com was able to catch up with the contender prior to his fight this weekend. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti Toka Kahn (19-1, 13 KOs) returns to New England this Friday night in Lincoln, Rhode Island for …


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WBA #12 Ogilvie and WBA #14 Kambosos collide Friday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #12 lightweight Brendon Ogilivie (17-1-1, 9 KOs) will clash with WBA #14 George Kambosos Jnr (10-0, 6 KOs) over ten rounds at Luna Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday.

George: Kambosos: “I’m confident. I talk the talk and walk the walk. When he comes into the ring on Friday he’ll see what I’m all about…it might be round one, it might be round ten.”

Brendon Ogilvie: “He should remember the fight is twelve rounds and he hasn’t boxed in six months. I fought some really good boys recently.”

In other action 2012 London Olympian Damien Hooper will be in action against former world rated Nader Hamdan in a light heavyweight bout

Damien Hooper: “I’m very excited to be boxing Nader who is very experienced. I’ve done the hard work and trained three times a day. I want to beat Nader and hopefully doors will open up in 2017.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #12 lightweight Brendon Ogilivie (17-1-1, 9 KOs) will clash with WBA #14 …


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Peltz Boxing 38 Years After Marvin Johnson

When Tevin Farmer and Dardan Zenunaj square off Friday, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena, it will mark the 38th anniversary of Peltz Boxing’s first world champion. The title was brought home by Marvin Johnson, of Indianapolis, IN, who knocked out Mate Parlov, of Yugoslavia, to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) light-heavyweight title in Marsala, Sicily.

Johnson went on to become the first three-time world light-heavyweight champion, winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) belt in 1979 by knocking out Victor Galindez, of Argentina, in New Orleans, and finally the WBA crown again in 1986 when he stopped Leslie Stewart, of Trinidad, in Indianapolis. (more…)

When Tevin Farmer and Dardan Zenunaj square off Friday, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena, it will mark the 38th …


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Lebedev-Gassiev media training in Moscow

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBA/IBF cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO), his challenger Murat Gassiev (23-0, 17 KO), and IBF jr welterweight champion Eduard Troyanovsky (25-0, 22 KO) showed their skills during an open workout today in advance of their fights on Saturday night in Moscow.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk WBA/IBF cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO), his challenger Murat Gassiev (23-0, 17 KO), and IBF …


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Haye and Bellew pulled apart at fiery press conference

David Haye and Tony Bellew had to be separated at the launch press conference for their Heavyweight blockbuster on March 4 at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports Box Office – with tickets selling out in record-breaking time. Haye and Bellew goaded each other during a tense back and forth at the top table and as they lined up to pose for head-to-head photos, tensions boiled over and the pair had to be restrained by security personnel.

Photo: Lawrence Lustig
Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Before the fracas, both fighters stated their cases for victory strongly, with Haye saying he’s too powerful for the Liverpool star and Bellew telling him if it comes down to heart he’ll prevail.

“This is the fight that the public want to see – they want me to shut Tony Bellew up,” said Haye. “I will end the whenever I want, it’s completely up to me. I will dominate Tony Bellew on March 4. He thinks he can KO me? Look at all the Heavyweights I’ve boxed that have hit me with 10oz gloves and not put me down – but the past is all irrelevant as I’m going to destroy him.” (more…)

David Haye and Tony Bellew had to be separated at the launch press conference for their Heavyweight blockbuster on March …


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WBC Francophone ratings as of December 2016

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Christmas cracker at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Jeff Ellis of African Ring in conjunction with Golden Gloves Gloves Promotions presents his annual Christmas cracker tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa on Thursday night with Thulani Mbenge and Eric Kapia Mukadi heading the bill in a ten round clash for the vacant African Boxing Union welterweight title

The exciting young Mbenge from the Eastern Cape who has a record of 7-0 with all his wins coming inside the distance, possibly faces his toughest fight since joining the professional ranks in May 2015.

The 24-year-old Mukadi is also unbeaten with a record of 17-0-1, 3 KOs in a six year professional career with the only blot on his record, a six round draw against Eric Bulobo in March 2012. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Jeff Ellis of African Ring in conjunction with Golden Gloves Gloves Promotions presents his annual Christmas cracker …


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Saunders-Issah Clash Sunday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

South African-born Issaka Issah will clash with Brendon Saunders over ten rounds with the Australian lightweight title up for grabs on Sunday at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia Promoter Paul Nasari says this national title bout should be a crowd pleaser.

“Issah has lived in Australia for several months and can now challenge for the Aussie title,” said Nasari. This will be a good fight between crowd-pleasing lightweights – Brendon Saunders and Issaka Issah for the Australian lightweight title. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing South African-born Issaka Issah will clash with Brendon Saunders over ten rounds with …


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Basile confident of KOing Helenius

42-year-old Argentinian heavyweight Gonzalo “El Patón” Basile isn’t traveling all the way to Finland for tourism – but to send his opponent crashing to the canvas. Basile (68–11) will face Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (23–1) on December 17th at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland. “I dream to achieve the maximum in this sport, that’s why I continue training as if I were 20 years old,” says Basile.

“I am very motivated, strong and confident of winning by KO. I know what I must do if I want to win. I won’t be traveling to Finland for tourism but to win this fight before the limit. (more…)

42-year-old Argentinian heavyweight Gonzalo “El Patón” Basile isn’t traveling all the way to Finland for tourism – but to send …


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Jesus Cuellar, Abner Mares Media Day

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

WBA featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO’s) of Argentina and his opponent Hawaiian Gardens, California’s former world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO’s) held separate workouts at Tuesday’s media day at the City of Angels Boxing Gym in Los Angeles as the two will square off next week Saturday December 10th down the road at the Galen Center on the campus of U.S.C., live on Showtime. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime WBA featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO’s) of Argentina and his opponent …


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Conjanu-Frank in China December 10

Formerly world ranked heavyweight Razvan Cojanu (15-2, 8 KOs) will take on unbeaten power puncher Alexander Frank (11-0, 9 KOs) of Germany by way of Kazakhstan in a 12 rounder for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title. The fight will take place December 10 at the Hangzhou Stadium in Hangzhou, China. The show will be promoted by Jiashu Chen(China International Boxing Indus). Conjanu and long time James Toney trainer John Arthur will depart from Los Angeles to China on December 5th.

The 6’7 Conjanu of Southern California by way of Romania was world ranked by the WBO last year before being derailed by KO in the semi-finals of the Boxcino tournament. (more…)

Formerly world ranked heavyweight Razvan Cojanu (15-2, 8 KOs) will take on unbeaten power puncher Alexander Frank (11-0, 9 KOs) …


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IBF #12 Baranchyk and heavyweight sensation Lippe-Morrison return December 10

Junior welterweight phenom Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Trey Lippe-Morrison, both members of Holden Productions’ “Four State Franchise,” return to the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK Saturday, December 10.

Headlining in a ten round contest, Baranchyk’s fighting his fourth consecutive bout at the Buffalo Run, where he is an adopted fan favorite. Raised in Russia and fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, Baranchyk is 12-0 with 10 wins by knockout. In his most recent bout, Baranchyk clearly outpointed crafty Zhimin Wang on ShoBox over ten rounds to capture both the USBA and WBC USNBC championships. (more…)

Junior welterweight phenom Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Trey Lippe-Morrison, both members of Holden Productions’ “Four …


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Parker: I’m faster than Ruiz

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#1 heavyweight Joseph Parker has responded to his trainer Kevin Barry comments when he said that WBO#3 Andy Ruiz had the faster hands of the two heavyweight contenders and is looking forward to the December 10 showdown for the vacant WBO heavyweight championship at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

“I respect Kevin and his opinion and Andy does have fast hands but I believe I’m faster, so I’ll prove Kevin wrong on fight night that I’m the faster fighter,” Parker said.

“Kevin did say that Andy was the favourite but he didn’t say that I was going to lose. This is my time.

“I know he (Ruiz) has prepared well for this fight and that he’s taking this very seriously but the fight is going to be held here at home and I’m going to be ready for it. I’m excited, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Parker is a 4-1 favourite by betting agencies

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO#1 heavyweight Joseph Parker has responded to his trainer Kevin Barry comments when …










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