Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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Drama, Controversy in Fort Hood, Texas

Ringside report, photos and video By Robert Hughes

Drama in the ring and a raucous crowd made Saturday’s ‘Military Mayhem’ near Fort Hood a good show and smash hit for Texas fight fans as Reshard Hicks of Quincy, Florida won a controversial TKO against Leonardo Carrizales in a welterweight battle that hopefully will make for a great rematch of some unsettled business. These two were just getting started when one fighter’s safety became the focus.

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For most of eight minutes Hicks and Carrizales jabbed and banged at each other while flying around the ring in a high-energy main event. Fans were into for a fight and they were loving it. But when Hicks opened up with a flurry of blows to Carrizales’ face in the third round referee Greg Alvarez felt he’d seen enough to jump in and call it a night. That didn’t seem to matter so much to the fighter. (more…)

Ringside report, photos and video By Robert Hughes Drama in the ring and a raucous crowd made Saturday’s ‘Military Mayhem’ …


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Brendan Saunders stops Issaka Issah

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian 135 pounder Brendan Saunders stopped Issaka Issah in round three of a scheduled ten round bout to capture the vacant national title on Sunday at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

The Ghana born Issah took control of round one as he connected with power combinations that visibly hurt Saunders. Round two had Saunders stepping up a gear and delivering solid head and body shots on his opponent that had Issah on unsteady legs at the bell. Saunders dropped Issah in round three with a left hook to the jaw and at 2:59 referee Will Soulos crowned Saunders

Promoter Paul Nasari said “Saunders was the upset winner over Issah today with a KO victory in a very exciting fight. Issah was favoured to win the fight but Saunders always comes to fight and upset the odds.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian 135 pounder Brendan Saunders stopped Issaka Issah in round three of a …



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Former WBA champ Petalcorin defeats Garde

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Team Maniatis

Former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (25-2-1, 18 KOs) clearly outscored Arnold Garde (7-4-2, 3 KOs) over ten rounds on Sunday at the Robinson Mail Atrium General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines to capture the IBF Pan Pacific title Scores 100-89, 98-91, 98-91.

Petalcorin’s promoter Peter Maniatis said “Petalcorin dropped Garde with a nice shot and boxed a shut out.

“The next plan is for Randy to take a break for Xmas and relaxe then start training again at Sandman Jim Manangquil will be getting Randy ready for any big fight available soon. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Team Maniatis Former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (25-2-1, 18 …


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WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Hard-punching prospect, WBC#8/IBF#4/WBO#11 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs), 129.75, successfully retained his national belt when he decked an important triumph over ex-champ Rikki Naito (15-2, 5 KOs), 130, by winning a close but unanimous decision (all 96-94) over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

It was a grudge fight since Ogawa dethroned Naito, the son of former OBF middleweight champ Cassius Naito, by dropping him in the first round to be awarded a technical decision last December. Ogawa maintained the pressure to the fleet-footed southpaw speedster Naito, leading on points after the fifth by the open scoring system—all 48-47. In the second half Naito turned loose but Ogawa retaliated to dominate the last two sessions that carried him to a well-received victory. Ogawa belongs to Teiken Promotions like former WBC super-feather titlist Takashi Miura, and he will be also given an opportunity to fight in quest of a world belt in the near future. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching prospect, WBC#8/IBF#4/WBO#11 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs), 129.75, successfully retained his national belt …




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Navarrete defeats Paez

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Welterweight Jhonny “Vaquero” Navarrete (33-8-1, 15 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (39-9-2, 23 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Navarrete prevailed 98-92, 97-94 and 96-94. Third straight loss for Paez.

Photo: El Debate Javier Padilla
Photo: El Debate Javier Padilla

Other results:
José Manuel “Big Bang” Sánchez D8 Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (jr flyweight)
Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramírez W8 Edivaldo “Indio” Ortega (super bantamweight)
Adrián “Chinito” Young W6 Carlos “Torito” Jiménez (lightweight)

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Photos: Zanfer Welterweight Jhonny “Vaquero” Navarrete (33-8-1, 15 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Jorge “Maromerito” Paez …


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Results from Acapulco

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

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At the Acapulco Convention Center, local idol Marcos Villasana Jr.(21-6, 12 KOs) brilliantly retained his World Boxing Council lightweight international championship by knocking out Argentinian Jorge Luis “Pelado” Rodríguez (21-13-1, 3 KOs) in eight rounds at an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo and Broadcast by Televisa Deportes.

Also, Lourdes “Pequeña Lulu” Juarez (18-2, 3 KOs) beat American Noemí Bosques (11-9-2, 2 KOs) in the sixth round after sending her twice to the canvas and Aaron Alameda (18-0, 10 KOs) remains undefeated to get a win over Daniel “Rayito” Olea (11-4-1, 4 KOs) by eight round split decision.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez At the Acapulco Convention Center, local idol Marcos Villasana Jr.(21-6, 12 KOs) brilliantly …


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Shot of the Day: Tyson Fury back in the ring

Photos: Sumio Yamada

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Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appears in the boxing ring carrying the WBO belt in support of middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday night in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appears in the boxing ring carrying the WBO belt in support of …


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Rodriguez defeats Sanchez

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Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal

After 8 rounds of very intense action, Omir Rodriguez (8-2-1) scored a unnanimous decision over Addir Sanchez (11-12-1) to win the National Welterweight Championship on Friday night in Colon, Panama.

Splogabox and Havoc Boxing promoted another 5 fights on the card at Sand Diamond Hotel with the following results:
Eric Walters (10-2-1)WKO 3 over Julio Camaño (10-18-1)
Manuel Largacha (8-4-3) WUD6 over Michael Gardener (3-2)
Israel Hidrogo (13-8-1) WUD6 over Juan Lopez (12-5)
Lesvy Maure (3-0) WKO1 over William Camacho (0-1)
Johnny Garay (3-2) WKO 1 over Carlos Pacheco (0-5)

Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal After 8 rounds of very intense action, Omir Rodriguez (8-2-1) scored a unnanimous decision …



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Blandamura defeats Signani

By Marco Bratusch

A split decision in favour of Emanuele “Sioux” Blandamura (26-2, 5 KOs) has crowned the Roman boxer as the new European middleweight champion after twelve rounds of action against co-challenger Matteo “Giaguaro” Signani (23-5-3, 8 KOs). The fight was a close yet spirited affair, with Signani taking the center of the ring in early rounds looking to be the physically stronger aggressor although his action was not particulalry polished nor accurate. Working behind the jab and cutting the ring off, the fighter from Savignano sul Rubicone likely gained a thin edge in the first half.

Several clash of heads mostly due to Signani’s style marked the faces of both boxers with Blandamura getting the worst in round four when he suffered a short but deep cut in the middle of his forehead. However, while trainer Eugenio Agnuzzi had a lot of work as a cutman, he also urged his fighter to box smartly, moving on his right and looking for counters. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch A split decision in favour of Emanuele “Sioux” Blandamura (26-2, 5 KOs) has crowned the Roman boxer …


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Abel Sanchez: I have the world champion. And he will be even better!

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Newly crowned IBF cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev’s trainer Abel Sanchez weighs in after the fight.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Newly crowned IBF cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev’s trainer Abel Sanchez weighs in after the fight.


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Saunders beats Akavov in ‘terrible’ performance

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #10 rated upstart Artur Akavov (16-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Paisley Lagoon Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

In his first title defense, Saunders failed to impress as Akavov gave as good as he got for the first seven rounds. Saunders finally came on in rounds eight to ten, but Akavov closed the fight stronger. Scores were 116-113, 116-112, 115-113.

After the fight, Saunders admitted it was a “terrible” performance. “Tonight was really, really flat,” he said. “I’d like to apologize to the fans…on that performance my name shouldn’t be mentioned with Golovkin and Canelo!”

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision …


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Feigenbutz topples Keta in two

Former WBA interim super middleweight champion, Vincent Feigenbutz (25-2, 23 KOs), currently rated WBA #8, IBF #12, scored a second round KO over Mike Keta (21-4, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ufgauhalle in Karlsruhe, Germany. Keta was aggressive and paid the price. Feigenbutz laid him out at 1:49 of the second stanza to claim the vacant IBF Inter-Continental super middleweight title.

Former WBA interim super middleweight champion, Vincent Feigenbutz (25-2, 23 KOs), currently rated WBA #8, IBF #12, scored a second …



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Gassiev edges Lebedev for IBF cruiser belt

IBF #2, WBA #6 Murat Gassiev (24-0, 17 KOs) half-dethroned unified IBF/WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (29-3, 22 KOs) with a hard fought split decision on Saturday night at the MegaSport Arena in Moscow, Russia. Scores were 116-112, 116-111 Gassiev, 114-113 Lebedev. The bout was for the IBF title only as Lebedev retained the WBA title win or lose.

IBF #2, WBA #6 Murat Gassiev (24-0, 17 KOs) half-dethroned unified IBF/WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (29-3, 22 KOs) with …


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Pulev stops Peter in four

IBF #2, WBC #3, WBO #10, WBA #11 heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (24-1, 13 KOs) stopped former WBC heavyweight kingpin Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was pretty much target practice for Pulev against Peter, who was slow and very thick around the waist. Peter finally stayed in his corner at the beginning of round four. With the win, Pulev claimed the vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.

IBF #2, WBC #3, WBO #10, WBA #11 heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (24-1, 13 KOs) stopped former WBC heavyweight kingpin …


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Indongo dethrones IBF champ Troyanovsky with crushing 40 second knockout

By Przemek Garczarczyk

In a shocker, unheralded IBF #15 jr welterweight Julius Indongo (21-0, 11 KOs) needed just 40 seconds to score a spectacular one punch knockout over reigning IBF world champion Eduard Troyanovsky (25-1, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the MegaSport Arena in Moscow, Russia. Southpaw Indongo laid out Troyanovsky with a crushing straight left to the chin.

By Przemek Garczarczyk In a shocker, unheralded IBF #15 jr welterweight Julius Indongo (21-0, 11 KOs) needed just 40 seconds …


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Ed Brown Shot, Critical

One of Chicago’s most promising prospects, welterweight Ed Brown (20-0, 16 KOs) has been shot multiple times. Brown’s trainer George Hernandez posted on Facebook “Ed need your prayers. Ed was shot several times including one to the head. I pray for a miracle.” Many other friends and family are asking the public for prayers. The Chicago Sun-Times reported A man and woman were sitting in a parked vehicle about 1:10 a.m. when they were wounded by a drive-by shooter.

One of Chicago’s most promising prospects, welterweight Ed Brown (20-0, 16 KOs) has been shot multiple times. Brown’s trainer George …



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Joshua looking past Molina, Klitschko clash in the works for April

IBF heavyweight Anthony Joshua has a tentative April 29 date against Wladimir Klitschko at London’s Wembley Stadium according to The Sun. The Joshua-Klitschko showdown is expected to draw 80,000+ fans. Of course, Joshua needs to get past challenger Eric Molina next Saturday in Manchester or the Wembley megafight is off.

IBF heavyweight Anthony Joshua has a tentative April 29 date against Wladimir Klitschko at London’s Wembley Stadium according to The …


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Kudryashov destroys Silgado; Vlasov KOs Chakhkiev

By Przemek Garczarczyk

MegaSport Arena in Moscow, Russia:

WBC #4, IBF #10, WBO #13 cruiserweight Dmitry Kudryashov (20-1, 20 KOs) scored a spectacular first round knockout over WBA #12, WBC #14 Santander Silgado (27-4, 21 KOs). Kudryashov dropped Silgado, then after the bout resumed, he laid Silgado out with a left hook.

In an exciting knockdown-filled fight, WBO #10 cruiserweight Maxim Vlasov (37-2, 19 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over WBO #11, IBF #12 Rakhim Chakhkiev (26-3, 19 KOs). Vlasov dropped Chakhkiev three times in round five. Both fighters were down in round six. Vlasov finally knocked Chakhkiev out in round seven. It could be the end of the line as a contender for Chakhkiev, a former Olympic gold medalist.

By Przemek Garczarczyk MegaSport Arena in Moscow, Russia: WBC #4, IBF #10, WBO #13 cruiserweight Dmitry Kudryashov (20-1, 20 KOs) …


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Full Report: Farmer still streaking toward title shot

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

In the main event Friday night at South Philly’s 2300 Arena, junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer, 24-4-1, 5 KOs, scored an effortless 10-round unanimous decision over Dardan Zenunaj, 12-3, 9 KOs, to defend his NABF 130-pound title and kept his career streaking toward a world title fight.

Despite Zenunaj’s toughness and respectable record, Farmer’s task appeared so easy that the “American Idol” eventually introduced his own level of difficulty tests during the ten round chore – letting his opponent flail away at him on the ropes and ducking and dodging his way out of trouble.

Farmer won the first couple of rounds in a breeze and began opening up late in the second. He continued to throw hard leather in the third, but when it appeared that he wasn’t hurting Zenunaj, Farmer settled for piling up points and banking round after round.

To add a little drama, Farmer repeatedly went to the ropes and slipped his opponent’s crude attack. There, trapped with the ropes to his back, Farmer swayed and ducked like a hyper-active Wilfred Benitez. It was a nice display of skills, but really not necessary. It was a bored Farmer putting on a show.

It might have been more constructive for Tevin to stick to his often potent body attack, which over the course of the fight may have worn Dardan down enough to secure the stoppage. However, Farmer is about entertaining fans and doing things his way. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com In the main event Friday night at …


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Full Report: Theophane defeats Amidu

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Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (40-7-1, 11KO’s ) faced Yakabu Amidu (19-9-2, 17 KO’s ) in 10 rounds of action in the main event of Mayweather Promotions’ Sin City Showdown Friday night. Theophane came out focused and on cue with his game plan, he was able to deflect most of Amidu’s punches and break his opponent down. It was a steady 10 rounds of action, Theophane was able to break Amidu down with consistent jabs and body punches aiming consistently at his target, round after round. Amidu struggled to read Theophane, which ultimately led to Theophane to his 40th win, by way of unanimous decision.

“It feels great to have a career that’s lasted this long, he made it easy to stick to my game plan. I listened to my corner who guided me and kept me on track, I couldn’t be happier with the decision,” said Theophane.

“I knew he was going to be a good opponent, I didn’t perform my best,” says Amidu. “This fight should have been in my favor, but in the end the judges decided the winner.” (more…)

Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (40-7-1, 11KO’s ) faced Yakabu Amidu (19-9-2, 17 KO’s ) in 10 rounds …


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Q&A WBA#14 George Kambosos

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Peter McDermont

WBA#14 lightweight George Kambosos (11-0, 9 KO’s) talked to Fightnews.com about his win over WBA#12 Brendon Ogilivie on Friday and his recent time in the USA working with Justin Fortune and sparring world rated Sergey Lipinets and Andrey Klimoy and offer to work as a Manny Pacquiao sparring partner

Congrats on a great win over Ogilivie. You were supremely confident of victory?
I know my abilities and I know how hard I train. There is no one who trains harder than myself. I live this lifestyle and I take this sport seriously. My hands and combinations were always going to be to fast for Ogilivie. Everything came off the way we said we were going to do it.

Ogilivie was a big step up in class and he had some very good performances in Japan and in Australia?
I knew he had boxed good quality guys but I knew I had good wins also over Robert Toomey and Joebert Reyes.

You had Ogilivie in trouble in round two also round six and round nine.. Did you think you could stop him?
I knew I had him in trouble in those rounds and he was hurt several times during the fight when I connected with clean shots but he is a tough fighter and recovered. Full credit to Brendon. We come through the amateurs together
We boxed three times previously. I defeated him for the Australian Golden Gloves but he defeated me on two other occasions that were close in Australian amateur title bouts in 2009 and 2010.I knew it would be diferent in the pro ranks over twelve rounds. I got him where it counts over twelve rounds. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Peter McDermont WBA#14 lightweight George Kambosos (11-0, 9 KO’s) talked to Fightnews.com …


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Blandamura-Signani, an Italian derby for EBU middleweight belt

By Marco Bratusch

Saturday night in Colleferro (Rome), Italy, OPI Since 82 head Salvatore Cherchi will stage the vacant EBU middleweight title between local boxer Emanuele Blandamura (25-2, 5 KOs) and Matteo Signani (23-4-3, 8 KOs). The clash was supposed to take place earlier this year under another promotional banner but eventually fell apart due to organizational issues. Seizeing the opportunity, Blandamura’s promoter OPI Since 82 has won the European Boxing Union bid offering 49,300 Euros, as Fightnews.com reported.

The Italian rivalry for the EBU belt between the two 37-year-old boxers is expected to be a close but fair affair, as both men are showing full respect of one another outside the ring. At Friday weigh-in Blandamura stopped the scale at Kg.72,300 while Signani weighed Kg.72. The latest Italian fighter to become continental champion in the middleweight division was Cristian Sanavia in 2001, while seeking an Italian rivalry for the EBU’s 160 lbs title we must turn back to 1993 finding the Agostino Cardamone’s third round K.O. victory over Francesco Dell’Aquila. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch Saturday night in Colleferro (Rome), Italy, OPI Since 82 head Salvatore Cherchi will stage the vacant EBU …


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IBF Same-Day Weigh-In

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Murat Gassiev 201.3 vs. Denis Lebedev 207.7

Note: Lebedev-Gassiev is for the IBF title only. Lebedev’s WBA title isn’t on the line, therefore if Lebedev loses he still remains WBA champion.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Murat Gassiev 201.3 vs. Denis Lebedev 207.7 Note: Lebedev-Gassiev is for the IBF title only. Lebedev’s WBA …


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Ramirez stops Kinda in front of 13,700

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Unbeaten 2012 Olympian Jose Ramirez (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Issouf Kinda (18-3, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. In round two, Kinda hit local hero Ramirez with a left hook, staggering Ramirez and causing his glove to touch the canvas. In round six Ramirez came out strong knocking down Kinda. Kinda got up but Ramirez was all over him with a barrage of punches causing the referee to stop the fight. The time was 0:58. The attendance in Fresno was 13,700, the largest for a Jose Ramirez fight to date.

Unbeaten local super welterweight Danny Valdivia (13-0, 9 KOs) scored an entertaining eight round unanimous decision over game journeyman Aaron Garcia (12-7-1, 10 KOs), Valdivia dropped Garcia in round two, but Garcia came back to floor Valdivia in round three. Valdivia knocked down Garcia again in the eighth round to cap a 77-71, 77-71, 78-70 win.

Unbeaten 2012 Olympic middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (15-0, 10 KOs) outpointed Gerardo Ibarra (14-4, 8 KOs) over eight one-sided rounds. Scores were 79-73, 79-73, 78-74.

In a six-round “world title bout,” super middleweight Quilisto Madera (5-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Joe Louie Lopez (8-2, 5 KOs) over six to claim the GBO (Global Boxing Organization) belt..

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Unbeaten 2012 Olympian Jose Ramirez (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over …


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Theophane outpoints Amidu

Super lightweight Ashley Theophane (40-7, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Yakubu Amidu on Friday night at the Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas. (19-9-2, 17 KOs). Theophane controlled the entire fight. Scores were 96-94, 97-83, 100-90.

Super lightweight Ashley Theophane (40-7, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Yakubu Amidu on Friday night at …


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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

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By Jason Marchetti
Photos: Emily Harney

In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias (28-21, 14 KO’s) at 1:52 in round 2. The card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing in Lincoln, RI. Kahn overwhelmed Macias throughout the short fight with extremely fast hands and footwork. The final blow that made Macias quit was a left power uppercut which resulted in Macias hitting the canvas for the second time. Kahn-Clary is a rising contender in the super featherweight division.

Shelly Vincent (18-1, 1 KO) defeated Marquita Lee (3-2) in a quiet 8 round fight with little action. Vincent is coming off her first loss of her career to New York rival Heather Hardy last year in a bout which was nationally televised from Coney Island. She rebounded, and out punched her opponent who had little ring experience compared to Vincent. Perhaps a rematch with Hardy is in the cards before she retires, but for now she will continue to build her record in New England under the tutelage of Jimmy Burchfield. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d …


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Farmer defeats Zenunaj

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, Tevin Farmer, (24-4-1, 5 KOs), dominated Dardan Zenunaj, (12-3, 9 KOs), for ten rounds to successfully defend his NABF junior lightweight title. Farmer zipped in and out of the action throughout the bout, kept throwing and landing punches, and slipped almost everything that came his way. After ten one-sided rounds, Farmer took the decision by scores of 98-92 and 99-91 twice, and extended his winning streak to 17 in a row.

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, Tevin Farmer, (24-4-1, 5 …


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LA Fight Club: Lopez defeats Lopez

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

LA Fight Club returned to the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles as La Puente’s undefeated featherweight Abraham Lopez (22-0-1, 15 KO’s) won a unanimous decision over Sergio Lopez (20-13-1, 13 KO’s) of Ensenada, Mexico on the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event. Abraham Lopez was slick to start off popping the jab and landed a solid left hook to the body. Sergio Lopez pressed in round two as Abraham Lopez worked off the jab. Abe landed a clean left hook in round three and continued to back Lopez with big shots. The Mexican American fighter began his offensive in round four as he attacked the body and followed upstairs backing Lopez. A right hand by Abraham Lopez buckled the Mexican fighter early in the fifth.

Past the halfway point in round six exchanging on the inside Abraham Lopez landed to the body as Sergio Lopez pressed. Abe Lopez connected with a left upper in round seven snapping Lopez’s head back but the Mexican connected with a power shot as both traded. The eighth round saw Abraham Lopez more aggressive going at Lopez with big punches but the Mexican showed toughness. Abraham began to slide away with the fight as he picked up the pace aggressively in route to a decision win. Scores were 100-90, 99-91, and 99-91. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside LA Fight Club returned to the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles as La Puente’s …


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Weights from Fort Hood, Texas

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Story and photo by Robert Hughes at the scale

Military Mayhem, Underwood Promotions – Harker Heights Event Center

Main Event – Welterweights
Reshard Hicks 147.0 vs. Leonardo Carrizales 146.5

Co-main – Super Lightweights
Brandon Fowler 137.5 vs. Corey Gulley 138.5

Undercard Bouts

Featherweights
Richard Munoz 124.0 vs. Manuel Mondragon 123.5

Heavyweights
Armando Herrera 251.5 vs. Shamarian Snider 222.5

Light Heavyweights
Josh Hayden 176.0 vs. Moses Marmolejo 175.5 both fighters overweight
Giovanni Loya 172.5 vs. Brenton Taylor 171.5

Event details: Saturday Dec. 3, doors open at 6 p.m. First fight at 7 p.m.
For tickets: www.militarymayhem.brownpapertickets.com

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Commey: I clearly won the fight

Top rated contender Richard Commey, (24-2-0, 22 KO’s) of Accra, Ghana, is leaving Moscow and heading home after suffering a hotly contested split decision loss to Russia’s Denis Shafikov, (38-2-1, 20 KO’s) today in their 12-round IBF lightweight world title eliminator. Scores were 116-112 for Commey and 116-112, 115-113 for Shafikov.

“It’s very disappointing, I clearly won the fight, look at how banged up he is,” said the 29-year-Commey. “Round after round it was the same thing, he bulled forward with his head and I slammed him with upper cuts and lead rights, it was like target practice.”

“While it could be made that Shafikov was the aggressor, there was nothing effective about his game plan, whatsoever. Very one dimensional and capable of beating some fighters but he didn’t beat me tonight.” (more…)

Top rated contender Richard Commey, (24-2-0, 22 KO’s) of Accra, Ghana, is leaving Moscow and heading home after suffering a …


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Puerto Rican prospect Joseph Adorno signs with Top Rank

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Photo: Top Rank

17-year-old Puerto Rican prospect Joseph ‘Blessed Hands’ Adorno has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank Promotions.

Adorno has competed in 200 amateur fights and amassed a record of: 178-22, and 65 knockouts.

“I can do it all in the ring, but my main plan is to stay calm, use my jab and a lot of hard combinations. If I have to box, I box. If I have to go get the fight, I go get the fight,” said Adorno about his fighting style.

The young fighter that will be co-managed and co-trained by his father, Anibal Adorno, and “2012 Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia. Adorno is an accomplished amateur standout that competed and won medals in multiple national amateur tournaments, such as the 2016 National Golden Gloves Championship (132 pounds – Bronze Medal), 2015 Junior Olympic National Championship (125 pounds – Gold Medal), 2015 USA Junior National Championship (125 pounds – Gold Medal). (more…)

Photo: Top Rank 17-year-old Puerto Rican prospect Joseph ‘Blessed Hands’ Adorno has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank …


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Weights from Las Vegas

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Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

Ashley Theophane 142.2 vs Yakubu Amidu 142.8
Maurice Lee 144 vs Cameron Krael 143.8
Charvis Holifield 143.2 vs Samuel Santana 141.6
Latondria Jones 155 vs Selena Arellano 154
Andres Cortes 132.2 vs Miguel Espinoza 131.4
Oluwafemi Oyeleye 156.4 vs Brian True 154.6
Rolando Romero 132.8 vs David Courtney 132.2

Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
Venue: Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas

Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions Ashley Theophane 142.2 vs Yakubu Amidu 142.8 Maurice Lee 144 vs Cameron Krael 143.8 Charvis Holifield …


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Shafikov edges Commey in war

By Przemek Garczarczyk

In an IBF lightweight eliminator, Denis Shafikov (38-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round split decision over Richard Commey (24-2, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the Tough Fight Gym in Moscow. Scores were 115-113, 116-112 for Shafikov and 116-112 for Commey.

Shafikov’s trainer Abel Sanchez spoke to Fightnews.com® about the fight,

By Przemek Garczarczyk In an IBF lightweight eliminator, Denis Shafikov (38-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round split …


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Pulev and Peter weigh-in

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Photo: LAP Images

Kubrat Pulev 252.8 vs Samuel Peter 270.9
Otto Wallin 249.6 vs Raphael Zumbano Love 255.1
Tervel Pulev 204.6 vs Tomislav Rundan TBA
Tim-Robin Lihaug 174.2 vs Gergo Horvath 169.8
Leon Bunn 178.6 vs Gordan Glisic TBA
Plamena Dimova 112.8 vs Ana Simeonova 113.2

Promoter: Sauerland Event
Venue: Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria

Photo: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev 252.8 vs Samuel Peter 270.9 Otto Wallin 249.6 vs Raphael Zumbano Love 255.1 Tervel Pulev …


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Vargas-Berchelt/Miura-Roman on HBO Jan 28

In his highly anticipated return from back-to-back Fight of the Year performances, WBC Super Featherweight Champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KOs) will open 2017 defending his title against fellow Mexican brawler and WBO Interim Super Featherweight champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (30-1, 27 KOs) in a 12-round sure-fire all-action fight on January 28 from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to be televised live on the season premiere of HBO Boxing After Dark.

In the 12-round televised special feature of the slugfest in the desert, Vargas’ 2015 Fight of the Year opponent and former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs) of Akita, Japan, will build on his reputation of fighting the best when he goes head-to-head with former featherweight and lightweight contender Miguel “Mickey” Roman (56-11, 43 KOs) of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Tickets go on sale, TODAY, Friday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT and are priced at $35, $45, $55, $75 and $105 and will be available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

In his highly anticipated return from back-to-back Fight of the Year performances, WBC Super Featherweight Champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas …










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