WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

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Talks collapse for Khan-Brook

Looks like the big Kell Brook-Amir Khan grudge match is dead in the water. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports that the Khan camp rejected an equal split. “We feel this fight is easy to make with a straight 50-50 split, but Khan’s team felt Kell didn’t deserve anywhere near 50-50,” said Hearn.

On Twitter, Hearn stated they don’t want the fight at 70-30. Khan responded, “Eddie I’m the A side and you and kell know he will make more than he did against GGG. Don’t you agree?”

Looks like the big Kell Brook-Amir Khan grudge match is dead in the water. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky …


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Braekhus kayoed by the flu

First Lady Promotions has postponed the highly anticipated battle between undisputed female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (29-0, 8 KOs) and mandatory challenger Klara Svensson (17-1-0, 5 KOs) scheduled for this Saturday, January 28 to the new date of Friday, February 24. Braekhus, holder of the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO World Titles has been hit with the flu which will require a period of rest before the resumption of a full training schedule. The entire event, planned for another sold-out night at the Oslo Spektrum, will now take place on Friday, February 24 with all tickets being honored for the new date.

Through Braekhus’ extensive lobbying work over the last several years, Norway lifted their 33-year ban on professional boxing in 2015. On October 1, 2016, Braekhus was finally able to fight in her home country, knocking out Anne Sophie Mathis in the second round, a national event that captivated the entire country.

First Lady Promotions has postponed the highly anticipated battle between undisputed female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (29-0, 8 KOs) and …



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Tszyu returns Feb 3

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former Australian Golden Gloves champion Tim Tszyu (1-0) will clash with Mark Dalby (4-12) over six rounds in a middleweight bout at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, South Australia on February 3 on the undercard of the Danny Green vs. Anthony Mundine.

Photo: Peter McDermont

The 22-year-old Tszyu, son of boxing great Kostya Tszyu, made his professional debut last month when he outpointed Zorran Cassidy over six in Sydney after a successful amateur career of (33-1) with his only loss to Aussie 2016 Brazil Olympic middleweight representative Daniel Lewis. Dalby, 38, suffered stoppage losses to Ben Capps and former world rated Gunnar Jackson in 2016. The card will be televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Cable television network on pay-per-view.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former Australian Golden Gloves champion Tim Tszyu (1-0) will clash with Mark Dalby …


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Johnson-Pinell Full Report

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair

Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson (22-20-3, 7 KOs) punctuated an entertaining middleweight fight, stopping San Francisco’s Ricardo Pinell (14-3-1, 8 KOs) in the tenth and final round of what up to that point had been a closely contested battle on Friday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. A right uppercut midway through the last round left Pinell wobbly, prompting his corner to step up onto the ring apron, calling an end to the contest. The bout served as the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 109th installment of the long-running “Battle at the Boat” Series. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra Photos by Mike Blair Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson (22-20-3, 7 KOs) punctuated an entertaining middleweight fight, stopping …




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Erick De Leon ready for Jose Salinas this Friday

Photo: Top Rank

Erick De León wants to begin the New Year the same way he finished 2016 — with a spectacular knockout. The unbeaten Mexican prospect will try to extend — to four — his knockout streak, this Friday, January 27, on the first ‘Solo Boxeo’ card of 2017.

De León (14-0, 8 KO’s), who was born in México, but now resides in Detroit, Michigan, will risk his undefeated record against José Salinas (10-2-1, 5 KO’s), of Las Cruces, Nuevo México, on a eight-round battle in the super featherweight division that will be the main event of the card that will be presented by Top Rank in association with Bash Boxing at the Sportsmen’s Loge in Studio City, California.

“We will start the year very motivated. I always come well prepared for each fight and I’m very focused for this one. With each fight that passes I feel better and stronger,” said De Leon, who trains at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy. “My opponent (Salinas) is strong and tough. He will come to fight, but I’m ready to give the best of me. I will go for the knockout. I know what I have to do,” added the prospect that won all his 2016 fights by way of knockout. (more…)

Photo: Top Rank Erick De León wants to begin the New Year the same way he finished 2016 — with …


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Detroit Brawl Results

By Dwjuan Frazier
Photos: Bob Ryder

No one complained that the two main events were short. The Lions of Detroit may be dead, but boxing was able to give Detroit fans something to cheer about on Sunday night at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit.

Dmitry Salita took up the challenge with another installation of his “Detroit Brawl” series on Sunday night at the Masonic temple downtown, which played host to the series’ best attended show. The card consisted of ten bouts, with a mix of four, six, and eight round fights. (more…)

By Dwjuan Frazier Photos: Bob Ryder No one complained that the two main events were short. The Lions of Detroit …


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Tureano Johnson, Sadam Ali on Vargas-Berchelt undercard

As the boxing world prepares to witness the epic WBC Super Featherweight clash between Mexican warriors Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KOs) and Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (30-1, 27 KOs), Golden Boy Promotions has announced a stacked undercard coming back in to action on Saturday, January 28 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Topping the non-televised portion of the card that will be live streamed and making his first return to the ring since defeating Eamonn O’Kane on the undercard of Golovkin vs. Lemieux at Madison Square Garden in 2015, #1 IBF middleweight Tureano Johnson (19-1, 13 KOs) of Nassau, Bahamas will meet Tijuana, Mexico’s Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez (21-2-1, 9 KOs) in the ring for a 10-round bout.

Fighting for the first time in 2017 since a unanimous decision victory on the undercard of Canelo vs. Smith at AT&T Stadium, welterweight contender Sadam “World Kid” Ali (23-1, 13 KOs) is putting the gloves back on to face tough Tijuana, Mexico’s Jorge “Pantera” Silva (21-12-2, 17 KOs) for a 10 round welterweight clash. (more…)

As the boxing world prepares to witness the epic WBC Super Featherweight clash between Mexican warriors Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas …


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The 12th Round: Jose Sulaiman

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

It was three years ago, precisely on January 16, when my dear father, Jose Sulaiman, went through the path of no return. I would like to dedicate today’s column to remember him and to thank the so many dear friends who have reached out to us expressing much support and joining us in remembering the so many actions which touched, us as his passing in life left an eternal mark in the memory and hearts of many.

There were memorials in Mexico City, Los Angeles, New York City, Juarez, San Luis, and several other locations. On behalf of my mother, brothers and sisters, and the 14 grandchildren, please accept our gratitude.

2017 started with a bang: Badou Jack and James DeGale fought to a draw, Amanda Serrano conquered the WBC Diamond belt and opened the door to television for women’s boxing in the United States, and Immanuwel Aleem conquered the silver middleweight title with an impressive knockout victory over Ievgen Kytrov, the former No. 3 of the division! (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son It was three years ago, precisely on January 16, when my …



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Late Results from Worcester, Massachusetts

Photos: Emily Harney

Boxing returned to Worcester last Thursday for the first time in more than five years to the delight of a capacity crowd of 2,100 passionate fans at the Palladium.

The inaugural event of the “New England’s Future” series, presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment, featured 10 action-packed fights, highlighted by rising Worcester featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez (5-0, 5 KOs).

“The support we received from the sold out crowd was exciting for our first show,” said promoter Jose Antonio Rivera, the former 3-time, 2-division world champion. “We working on our second show in March, of course, right here in Worcester.” (more…)

Photos: Emily Harney Boxing returned to Worcester last Thursday for the first time in more than five years to the …


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Espinoza: Valdez, Magdaleno, Orozco ready for big bouts

Respected boxing manager, Frank Espinoza has guided the careers of ten world champions, he’s been in the sport for over 25 years and believes this is his best crop of fighters yet.

Leading the way is WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez. “Oscar is ready for the big names in the sport,” Espinoza said from his home base in Los Angeles. “He wants the WBC “Green belt” currently held by Gary Russell. He’s ready or anyone, he’s ready for the winner of Santa Cruz vs Frampton, Lee Shelby or Abner Mares. He knows that to be considered the best, you have to fight the best. He’s looking to be an icon like Julio Cesar Chavez and that not only requires incredible talent and dedication. You also have to be willing to risk it all against the best and that’s what Oscar is willing to do. He’s looking for legend status.”

WBO Super bantamweight champion Jesse Magdaleno, also an Espinoza fighter, defeated former world champion, Nonito Donaire in November. “Jesse looked great. He wants to climb the ladder to all time greatness. He wants to unify the titles and become the undisputed champion. There are many exciting possibilities for him that we’re looking at.” (more…)

Respected boxing manager, Frank Espinoza has guided the careers of ten world champions, he’s been in the sport for over …


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Late Results from Minnesota

On Friday, January 20, in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 3000+ at the Grand Casino’s Events & Convention Center in Hinckley, Minnesota, WBA #3-, IBF #13- and WBO #5-rated middleweight contender Rob “Bravo” Brant stayed busy and defended his WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship by stopping Detroit’s Alexis Hloros. With a possible title-shot opportunity on the near horizon, the Saint Paul, Minnesota-based Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) wasted no time in dispatching Hloros at 2:33 of the first round. A huge body shot dropped Hloros for a count of nine, but he arose still wincing in pain, and was in no condition to continue.

The event, presented by Greg Cohen Promotions in association with David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions, also featured GCP’s always exciting super welterweight KO artist Skender Halili. Halili (13-1, 13 KOs) kept his KO percentage at 100% by stopping Wichita’s Romon Barber (7-13, 6 KOs) in the fifth round.

On Friday, January 20, in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 3000+ at the Grand Casino’s Events & Convention Center …


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Golden Boy Promotions signs multi-fight deal with Yuriokis Gamboa

Golden Boy Promotions in association with ZR Entertainment announced a multi-fight deal with former three-division world champion and Olympic Gold medalist Yuriokis “El Ciclón de Guantánamo” Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs).

“I am looking forward to winning yet another world title, and I know Golden Boy Promotions is the perfect place to help guide me,” Gamboa said. “Though I have recently had some long stretches of inactivity, that stops today, and I will take on anyone, anytime, to achieve my goal of recapturing a championship belt.”

Gamboa will come out of the gate facing Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (24-7, 16 KOs) who was last seen defeating Jason “Star” Velez.

Golden Boy Promotions in association with ZR Entertainment announced a multi-fight deal with former three-division world champion and Olympic Gold …



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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against Mexican Carlson

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) will defend his WBC bantamweight belt against Mexican Carlos Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs), NABF titlsit, in Tokyo, Japan, on March 2. It has been announced by Teiken Promotions today. Yamanaka, making his twelfth defense, said, “I’ll try to show a good performance and defend my belt decisively. I got knocked down in the last two defenses, so I’ll also try to hit without getting hit. I’ll hone my “God’s Left” to display a fine victory.”

On the undercard, Japanese 130-pound champ Kenichi Ogawa, Yamanaka’s stablemate, will face top contender Satoru Sugita with his belt on the line. The fight venue will be Ryogoku Sumo Arena (Kokugikan; national sports arena).

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) will defend his WBC bantamweight …


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Boxing back in Cancun on February 4

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (20-4-1, 13 KOs) will face Japan’s Hajime Nagai (14-7-2, 4 KOs) in the main event on Saturday February 4 at the “Oasis Cancun Arena” at an event presented by Cancun Boxing and Promociones del Pueblo with the broadcast on Televisa Deportes. On that same night, Dante “Crazy” Jardón (30-5, 23 KOs) will expose his WBC International Lightweight Silver belt against Francisco “Paquito” Rojo (18-2, 11 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (20-4-1, 13 KOs) will face Japan’s Hajime Nagai (14-7-2, 4 …


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Free boxing card for General Santos City fans

Four titles including an International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Youth super flyweight title fight will be featured in this year’s inaugural boxing presentation by the Sanman Promotions on February 25 at the Trade Hall Convention Center, 3rd floor of the SM General Santos City. “We are starting with a big show and this is just the start. Sanman Promotions is shifting to high gear this year” said Sanman chief executive officer Jim Claude Manangquil.

The card is free to the public. Sanman plans to do around 10 shows this year all over the Philippines including Manila and Cebu.

Sanman kicks off with the “Brawl of the Mall: Rise of the Next Champions” on Feb. 25 featuring the IBF World Youth super flyweight championship between the undefeated Jade Bornea (6 wins, 4 KOs) of Sanman gym and Raul “Vulcan” Yu (9 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws, 8 KOs) of the ALA Stable from Cebu. (more…)

Four titles including an International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Youth super flyweight title fight will be featured in this year’s …


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Indonesian Updates: Monabesa Victorious, Zoda will defend Youth Title

By Jeff Pamungkas

Indonesian hope in the light flyweight division, Tibo Monabesa (15-0- 1, 7 KOs) has grabbed his first international title after defeating the world rated Rene Patilano of the Philippines (currently ranked #24 WBC of the division) in the Jr. Flyweight WBC International Silver title bout at Cendrawasih Sports Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday (1/21). The southpaw Monabesa, now rated No. 22 by WBC and #9 by WBA at Jr. Flyweight division, dominated the aggressive Patilano with his counter punches. The three judges scored the bout 119-112, 116-112, 117-111 all for the home hero, Tibo Monabesa.

“I think we need some few more bouts for Monabesa before competing in the hgher lever of the world. More important thing, Monabesa needs quality sparring partners to boost his skill,” said Armin Tan, the manager and trainer of the bout, as well as the promoter of the event.

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Another Indonesian prospect Iwan Zoda (currently IBF youth flyweight champion) will also feature this weekend in West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Zoda (13-1, 12 KOs) will defend his IBF youth belt against southpaw Robert Onggocan, also from the Philippines (7-1, 3 KOs). Last year Zoda wildly demolished the Hungarian young hard puncher Szilvester Kanalas only in three rounds to grab the IBF youth title. Zoda was named as one of top 5 Asian prospects after defeating the previously undefeated Thai Petchchorhae Kokietgym at his home in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2015 to seize the interim WBO Asia Pacific belt.

By Jeff Pamungkas Indonesian hope in the light flyweight division, Tibo Monabesa (15-0- 1, 7 KOs) has grabbed his first …



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Horn: I can hurt Pacquiao

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is confident he has the power to hurt and force a stoppage over boxing legend and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) when they clash on April 23 at a location that has yet to be decided but most likely will be the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia that holds 55,000 fans.

“I know I have the power to hurt Manny,” said Horn to Fox Sports. “He’s been knocked down and he’s been knocked out and I’m a heavy puncher so I believe I have a real chance to bring the world title to Australia.”

Pacquiao suffered a knockout loss to Juan Marquez in 2012 but has since scored impressive victories over Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley, Chris Algieri and Jessie Vargas. Manny dropped a twelve round decision to Floyd Mayweather in 2015.

Horn is coming off a stoppage victories over former world champions Ali Funeka in December and Randall Bailey last April.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is confident he has the power …


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Results From Quiet Cannon

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Ed Holmes All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California for the Battle of the Rising Stars featuring Southern California’s up and coming talent. Undefeated lightweight Fabian Ocegueda (10-1-1, 5 KO’s) of East L.A. and Ricardo Maldonado (7-6-1, 1 KO) squared off in a rematch in the main event as they fought to a draw the last time they met in the ring. The two started off where they left off the last time as they went toe toe. However in the sixth and final round Ocegueda was tired as Maldonado kept pressing connecting with a huge right hand as Ocegueda went down and got up staggered forcing the referee to stop the fight at 2:35 of the final round. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Ed Holmes All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California for the …


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Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

Six-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) shook off three years of ring rust with a near perfect second round stoppage of former WBF super featherweight title challenger Jorge Munguia (13-8, 4 KOs) in the eight round welterweight main event on Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey.

In the co-feature of the seven bout professional portion of the ProAm card entitled “Bridge Wars-The Kingdom of Judah” and promoted by Renee Aiken’s Boss Lady Promotions, Derek “Take it to the bank” Webster (22-1, 11 KOs) captured the vacant IBO/USBO super middleweight title with a methodical ten round unanimous decision victory over Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KOs).

In the local feature, Trenton’s own former National amateur champ Mike Hilton out brawled veteran Eric George to score a fifth round stoppage it was Hilton’s first scheduled six round contest of his career. Full details and more photos

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com Six-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) shook off …


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Esho batters and stops Abbruzzese in three

By Craig Wick at ringside

Warrior’s Boxing presented the next installment of their “Windy City Fight Night” on Saturday night in Chicago, with a seven-bout card at the UIC Pavilion.

In the night’s headliner, undefeated Achour Esho (13-0, 8 KOs) out of nearby Skokie Illinois, took out Chicago’s Anthony Abbruzzese (4-6, 3 KOs) in round three of an eight-round junior middleweight contest. Abbruzzese easily took round one, cranking up left hooks that had Esho and his backers concerned as the round concluded. Round two, however, Esho began backing Abbruzzese up, and suddenly dropped him against the ropes with a left-right combination. Abbruzzese beat the count, but moments later was redeposited on the canvas from a follow-up flurry. Round three saw Esho jumping all over Abbruzzese, dropping him with a left hook and finally, a right uppercut that ended it. Official stoppage was listed at the 58 second mark. With the win, Esho becomes the regional super welterweight champion of the recently launched American Boxing Organization. (more…)

By Craig Wick at ringside Warrior’s Boxing presented the next installment of their “Windy City Fight Night” on Saturday night …


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Nielsen, Thorslund victorious in Denmark

As expected, comebacking Patrick Nielsen (29-1, 14 KOs) and hometown hero Dina Thorslund (8-0, 5 KOs) were victorious on Saturday night at the Struer Energi Park in Denmark. The heavily tattooed and bearded Nielsen, fighting at light heavyweight, won a unanimous decision over Colombian southpaw Bebi Berrocal (17-4, 16 KOs) in a ten-round contest, while Thorslund outscored Xenia Jorenac (7-2, 2 KOs) in a clash for the WBC Youth super bantamweight championship.

Other Results:
Arman Torosyan KO6 Abdul Khattab (middleweight)
Mikkel Nielsen: W6 Leri Tedeev (super welterweight)
Stefan Haertel TKO8 Tomasz Gargula (super middleweight)
Leon Bunn KO2 Przemyslaw Binienda (light heavyweight)

As expected, comebacking Patrick Nielsen (29-1, 14 KOs) and hometown hero Dina Thorslund (8-0, 5 KOs) were victorious on Saturday …


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Detroit Brawl Weights

Weights/Photos by Bob Ryder

Lanardo Tyner 141.8 vs Istvan Dernanecz 146.2
James Gordon Smith 119.2 vs Szilveszter Ajtai 117.6
Ja’Rico O’Quinn 117 vs Angel Carvajal 117
Deandre Ware 168.4 vs Juan Rojas-Sanchez 168.4
Junior Wright 228 vs Damon McCreary 272
Alexey Zubov 204.8 vs Andras Csomor 203.6
Ardreal Holmes 155.2 vs Bryan Goldsby 149.8
Larry Ventus 141 vs Jesus Lule 137
Dwayne Ziegler 131.2 vs Charles Clark 130.4
Marcus Carter 272.2 vs Timothy Dunn 302.8
Jacob Bonas 149.4 vs Marcus Wheeler 150.4

Venue: Venue: Masonic Temple
Promoter: Salita Promotions
Matchmaker: Dennis Turner
Doors: 4 PM
First Bout: 5 PM
Tickets at ticketmaster.com or Masonic Temple Box Office

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Weights/Photos by Bob Ryder Lanardo Tyner 141.8 vs Istvan Dernanecz 146.2 James Gordon Smith 119.2 vs Szilveszter Ajtai 117.6 Ja’Rico …


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Beltway Boxing 2016 — The Year of The Voyage

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Ross Molovinsky

Beltway Boxing 2016 saw numerous locals make out of town trips in attempts to further their careers. Locals traveled to 18 states and five countries. A few of those trips were made at the highest level of the sport as three Beltway Boxers participated in world title bouts.

On April 16, Gary Russell, Jr. made a successful defense of the WBC Featherweight title scoring a second-round TKO over Patrick Hyland in Mashantucket, CT. Two other locals were unable to capture world titles in their bids. Dominic Wade lost by second-round knockout to Gennady Golovkin for the Unified World Middleweight title on April 23 in Inglewood, CA and Thomas Williams, Jr. lost by fourth-round KO to Adonis Stevenson for the WBC Light Heavyweight title on July 29 in Quebec City, Canada.

Some prospects used road trips very successfully to become contenders. Jarrett Hurd won two nationally-televised contests by knockout in June and November to place himself in the top 10 among super welterweights in the WBA, WBC and IBF. Mike Reed won four times in 2016 and is now ranked sixth by the WBO at super lightweight. Also, Gervonta Davis scored two knockouts to place himself in the top 10 in the IBF at super featherweight and in line for a world title bout in January. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Ross Molovinsky Beltway Boxing 2016 saw numerous locals make out of town trips in attempts …


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Monabesa wins WBC International Silver title

Unbeaten light flyweight Tibo Monabesa (15-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Rene Patilano (15-3-3, 7 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to claim the WBC International Silver title on Saturday night in Jakarta, Indonesia. The first half of the fight was a very even and tactical affair. After the sixth round, Monabesa’s superior stamina began to show. The Indonesian fighter was able to effectively counter Patilano’s attacks and went on to a win a clear points victory. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 117-111.

Unbeaten light flyweight Tibo Monabesa (15-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Rene Patilano (15-3-3, 7 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to …


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Mickey Roman: I will beat Miura

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Just a week away from his fight with WBC #1 rated super featherweight Takashi Miura, #2 rated contender Miguel “Mickey” Román says he’s a dangerous fighter who has been ducked out of fear that he can take the belt off champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas, who has delayed fighting Roman on several occasions.

Roman is showing his displeasure at fighting Miura when as mandatory challenger he has already fought Jili Giner and Jerope Mercado. Román will Miura in a final eliminator, while the right to face Vargas was given to WBC #7 Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt. The Roman-Miura winner will be the next challenger to the Vargas-Berchelt winner. Both fights take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California, with HBO televising.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Just a week away from his fight with WBC #1 rated super featherweight Takashi Miura, #2 …


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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

By Nick Giongco

Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico on Jan. 29 in Macau. “I am all set and ready to go,” aaid Ancajas when Fightnews.com caught up with him in a scenic training camp in Lipa City, an hour and a half drive from the capital Manila.

Photo: Nick Giongco

Ancajas, who dethroned Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo last year, has viewed Rodrigue’s fights on the internet and believes he has what it takes to take him out.

“We cam handle him but we cannot afford to be overconfident,” said the 25-year-old from Panabo City in Mindanao, an area in the southern Philippines near Manny Pacquiao’s residence. (more…)

By Nick Giongco Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo …


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Mundine: I will whip Green

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) is a heavy underdog in the betting, but is showing good mobility after a hip operation in London and has prepared for a gruelling domestic cruiserweight title bout over ten rounds against Danny “The Green Machine” Green (35-5, 28 KOs) on February 3 at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia. Mundine is confident he’ll whip the former WBA light heavyweight champion again, even though in his opinion Green is a better boxer now than he was in 2006 when he defeated him over twelve rounds.

“I should be a 100-1 underdog,” Mundine told the Courier Mail. “This is some David and Goliath stuff, what’s going on right here. If I can pull this off, you all got to call me the Black Houdini or something because this is something that’s not supposed to happen. This don’t come around, not even in generations. I’ve had some good wins in my ­career but if I get the victory again over Green, this one will be unsurpassable. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) is a …


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Dashon Johnson continues winning ways

The Emerald Queen Casino is starting to feel like a second home to middleweight Dashon Johnson. The veteran fighter added another victory at the venue by stopping Ricardo Pinell (14-3-1) in the main event of Battle at the Boat 109 in Tacoma, Washington on Friday night. Johnson (22-20-3, 7 KOs) knocked Pinell down twice in the scheduled 10-round bout, once in the first and again in the fifth. The contest came to an end at 1:56 of the 10th round after Pinell’s corner threw in the towel.

It was the third straight win at the Emerald Queen Casino over the last 12 months for Johnson. He posted one of his biggest victories to date nearly one year ago in Tacoma when he defeated Mike Gavronski for the WBA-NABA United States super middleweight championship. Johnson followed up that win by besting Izaak Cardona locally on March 18, 2016. Over his last nine bouts, Johnson is 7-2 with his only setbacks coming against J’Leon Lone (23-1) and Jesse Hart (21-0) in a battle for the NABO super middleweight title.

The Emerald Queen Casino is starting to feel like a second home to middleweight Dashon Johnson. The veteran fighter added …


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Weights from Windy City Fight Night

Achour Esho 154 vs. Anthony Abbruzzese 152
(ABO super welterweight championship)

Josh Hernandez 128.5 vs. Thomas Smith 129
Martez McGregor 170.5 vs. Cesar Ruiz 171.5
Yousif Saleh 132.5 vs. Luis Ramos 137
Shawn Simpson 118 vs. Leonardo Reyes 118
Jessica McCaskill 134.5 vs. Carla Torres 128
Ruben Schobitz 164.5 vs. Joel Blair 164.5

Venue: UIC Pavilion
Promoter: Warriors Boxing

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Achour Esho 154 vs. Anthony Abbruzzese 152 (ABO super welterweight championship) Josh Hernandez 128.5 vs. Thomas Smith 129 Martez McGregor …


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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel Roman, 22-2-1, 8 KOs, won his scheduled 12-round WBA title eliminator against Adam Lopez of San Antonio, 16-1-1, 8 KOs, by TKO after nine rounds. Roman, Los Angeles, scored two knockdowns in round four and slowly wore Lopez down over the next five rounds. Finally, when Lopez returned to his corner after the ninth, his corner immediately asked referee Harvey Dock to stop it. The time was 3:00 of round nine. GH3 Promotions and Kings Promotions staged the 9-bout card.

With the win, Roman, who entered the fight rated WBA #4, earned a world title fight against WBA super bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno.

“I thought I was going to knock him out in the fourth,” said Roman, “I ran out of time. He was saved by the bell…I did what I told everyone I was going to do. But I can’t relax now. It’s time to prepare for Nehomar Cermeno.” (more…)

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel …


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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia’s father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman kickoff press conference earlier this week in Brooklyn. Garcia repeatedly called WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman the N-word and hurled dozens of profanity-laced insults and threats as the event quickly spiraled out of control.

Angel Garcia
Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

WBC Statement: The WBC is extremely concerned with the behavior and actions showcased by Mr. Angel Garcia, who is the trainer of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, during the press conference for the highly anticipated fight between Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman.

The WBC prides itself for its battle against apartheid in which South Africa was banned from boxing for 19 years and our constant rejection to any sort of discrimination and abuse of power.

The WBC condemns the foul language, the discriminatory threats and the very dangerous actions which could have led to a riot and personal injuries during this presentation. (more…)

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia’s father and trainer Angel Garcia during …


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Weights from Trenton, NJ

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

Photo: Daniel Clark

Zab Judah 143 vs. Jorge Luis Munguia 142
Mike Hilton 200 vs. Eric George 199
(IBO/USBO super middleweight title)
Derrick Webster 168 vs. Thomas Awimbono 168
Bryan Daniels 199.7 vs. Damien Lewis 196.6
Jimmy Kelleher 161.5 vs. Courtney McCleave 163.8
Andy Gonzalez 151.9 vs. Jason Wahr 151.5
Brandon Robinson 173.3 vs. Jermain Corley 167.2

Promoter: Boss Lady Promotions
Venue: Sun National Bank Arena

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale Zab Judah 143 vs. Jorge Luis Munguia 142 Mike Hilton 200 vs. Eric George …


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The Resurgence of Boxing in Thailand

In 2017, there will be great activity for Thai fighters in WBC world title fights.

It all starts on Wednesday when undefeated WBC minimumweight world champion Wanheng Menayothin (44-0, 17 KOs) puts his title on the line against undefeated Filipino Melvin Jerusalem (11-0, 7 KOs) on Wednesday in Phitsanulok, Thailand.

On March 4, Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai will face Mexico’s Juan “Churritos” Hernandez at the National Stadium Gymnasium in Bangkok, for the vacant WBC flyweight crown.

Then on March 18, former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will challenge WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez at Madison Square Garden.

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In 2017, there will be great activity for Thai fighters in WBC world title fights. It all starts on Wednesday …


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Weights from Mexico City

Photo: Zanfer

Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Brenda Ramos 108.5
Emmanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Dennis Contreras 122
Jonathan Martinez 135 vs. Hector Osorio 135.3
Martin Escamilla 134.7 vs. Kevin Nava 135
Mauricio Lara 119 vs. Martin Jimenez 120
Joshua Martinez 112.5 vs. Adrian Curiel 112
Bryan Mosiños 112 vs. Villanueva Akatzin 112

Venue: Gym Benito Juarez, CDMX
Promoter: ZANFER
TV: TV Azteca

Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Brenda Ramos 108.5 Emmanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Dennis Contreras 122 Jonathan Martinez 135 vs. Hector Osorio …


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Mendoza says WBA remains steadfast in pursuit of a single champion

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza told the Panamanian press on Friday morning that the organization’s commitment to having a single WBA champion in each division remains strong. “It’s not easy to clean house, but we’re doing everything possible. Most insiders know that an interim title for Argentinian Brian Castaño was approved, but this was a deal struck long ago and it was my duty to fulfill it. However, this is the last we’ll do,” said Mendoza.

He also stressed that Panamanian 130lb super champion Jezreel Corrales must fight American Jason Sosa, the regular champion of the division, thus continuing the reduction of champions. “We must remember that in 2016 Takashi Uchiyama and Javier Fortuna were ordered to fight by a resolution of the Championships Committee, however, they lost to Corrales and Sosa, who thus inherited this commitment.”

Regarding heavyweight division, Mendoza commented, “we ordered a tournament last year which couldn’t unfold due to many inconveniences. For this reason, I clarify here: Klitschko vs. Joshua is the super championship, Briggs vs. Oquendo is the regular title. The winner of the first bout should face Luis Ortiz, and the second meet Alexander Ustinov.” (more…)

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza told the Panamanian press on Friday morning that the organization’s commitment to having a single …










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