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.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

By Dwjuan Frazier and Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist and new WBC Silver Super Middleweight Champion, Claressa Shields ...

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Weights from Denmark

Patrick Nielsen 173.1 vs Bebi Berrocal 171.9

Dina Thorslund 120.4 vs Xenia Jorneac 121.9
(WBC Female World Youth Super Bantamweight Championship)

Abdul Khattab 160.9 vs Arman Torosyan 159.2
Mikkel Nielsen 152.1 vs Leri Tedeev 152.1
Stefan Haertel 170.2 vs Tomasz Gargula 169.8
Leon Bunn 176.4 vs Przemyslaw Binienda 173.1

Promoter: Sauerland Event
Venue: Struer Energi Park, Denmark

Patrick Nielsen 173.1 vs Bebi Berrocal 171.9 Dina Thorslund 120.4 vs Xenia Jorneac 121.9 (WBC Female World Youth Super Bantamweight …


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Diaz: It’s time for Crawford to face a real challenge

World ranked junior welterweight contender Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) has continued his verbal assault on WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford. “I spent half of last year calling out Crawford,” proclaimed Diaz today. “He went the easy route, facing John Molina, who entered their December title fight three pounds above the weight limit and was way overmatched. Now, it is time for Crawford to face a real challenge.

“It doesn’t look like he’ll be fighting Pacquiao any time soon. I am highly ranked by the WBC and WBO, and I am willing to go to Omaha, if that’s what he wants. I respect Crawford as a champion and would love the opportunity to knock him out in his hometown. My promoter Lou DiBella is ready and willing to talk to Bob Arum to get a deal done. It would be a great fight for boxing fans. Let’s get it on.”

World ranked junior welterweight contender Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) has continued his verbal assault on WBC/WBO junior welterweight world …



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Lara-Foreman viewership numbers

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara’s fourth round knockout win over Yuri Foreman in Miami last Friday night generated an average of 547,000 viewers, with a peak audience of 707,000 on Spike TV. Viewership ratings for Lara vs. Foreman scored 11% higher than the network’s previous Friday night telecast, which showcased Danny Jacobs vs Sergio Mora.

“I want to thank Spike TV and everyone involved with the promotion for giving me the opportunity to fight in Miami, in front of all my fans.” said Lara. “The last time I fought in Miami I got the knockout and that’s exactly what I wanted to do in this fight. I accomplished that goal and the fans got to see someone go down. Everyone loves the knockout. I’m happy to have delivered a positive rating for Spike TV. I can’t wait to return to the ring.”

He is expected to return to the ring sometime before summer.

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara’s fourth round knockout win over Yuri Foreman in Miami last Friday night generated an …


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Haye, Schaefer team up to tackle UK market

David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions has today announced a historic deal with U.S. boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to form Hayemaker Ringstar, a new promotions company. The deal marks Schaefer’s first business foray into the UK market, and it also ensures that Haye will in boxing long after he hangs up his gloves.

The first fight to be promoted by Hayemaker Ringstar will be Haye’s heavyweight clash with Tony Bellew, a co-promotion with Matchroom Boxing, at London’s O2 Arena on March 4th. While the focus will be on UK-based fights, Hayemaker Ringstar will also work on promoting fights in the USA, capitalizing on Schaefer’s contacts with broadcasters and venues.

David Haye: “The joint venture with Hayemaker and Ringstar will send shockwaves through British boxing. Together, we are creating a new kind of promotions entity…I have no doubt that Hayemaker Ringstar will become the UK’s leading promotional company.”

Richard Schaefer: “I’m delighted to be partnering with David to form Hayemaker Ringstar. The UK is a great market for boxing, with exciting fighters and passionate fans, and we’re determined to work with the most talented boxers to give people the fights they want to see.”

David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions has today announced a historic deal with U.S. boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to form Hayemaker Ringstar, …




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GGG-Jacobs NYC Media Blitz recap

Unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO’s) spent twenty-four hours in New York City last week to promote his highly anticipated showdown with WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO’s) set for March 18 at Madison Square Garden.

Here is behind the scenes video of courtesy Michael Sterling/K2 Promotions.

Unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO’s) spent twenty-four hours in New York City last week to …


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Weights from Indonesia

Rene Patilano 107.4 vs Tibo Monabesa 107.8
(WBC International Silver Light Flyweight title)

Promoter: Armin Tan

Rene Patilano 107.4 vs Tibo Monabesa 107.8 (WBC International Silver Light Flyweight title) Promoter: Armin Tan


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Roman, Lopez ready for war

Super bantamweights Danny Roman (122 lbs.) and Adam Lopez (121.6 lbs.) both hit their marks at Thursday’s weigh-in from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. The pair headline tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation broadcast with the winner of the 12-round WBA title eliminator facing WBA (regular) champion Nehomar Cermeno.

Danny Roman: “I think Adam Lopez is a good fighter. He can do a little bit of everything, but he’s not better than me. To be honest, I think he underestimates me. I don’t think he knows the type of fighter I am or the type of fighter I can be. I’m versatile. I’m here to win and I’ll do whatever it takes. If he tries to counterpunch me, I’ll counterpunch his counterpunch. If he stands up and boxes me, I’ll box him back. If he wants to brawl, I’ll brawl. It all depends on how he comes at me. Whatever he’s looking to do, I’m ready.”

Adam Lopez: “This fight it’s a title eliminator, but I learned my lesson. I had time to reflect on letting the IBF title chance slip away. Now I know what it is and what to do. My only focus is Danny Roman, once I get past him, I’ll think of what’s next. I think speed is a big factor in this fight. I watched some tape on Roman. I’ve seen him in some fights. He looked great when he fought Erik Ruiz, but in his last fight in November, he looked good but he didn’t look phenomenal. When I watched that fight I saw that there are a lot of things I could pick apart.”

Super bantamweights Danny Roman (122 lbs.) and Adam Lopez (121.6 lbs.) both hit their marks at Thursday’s weigh-in from Bally’s …


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Weights from Hinckley, Minnesota

Rob Brant 158.2 vs. Alexis Hloros 160
(WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship)

Photo: Greg Cohen Promotions

Duarn Vue 128.6 vs. Lance Williams 130.8
DeLorien Caraway 143.2 vs. Deonte Wilson 138.8
Skender Halili 154 vs. Romon Barber 153.8
Jose Homar Rios 133.8 vs. Matt Murphy 138.6
Adrian Taylor 180.6 vs. Matt Chavez N/A

Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, MN
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions

Rob Brant 158.2 vs. Alexis Hloros 160 (WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship) Duarn Vue 128.6 vs. Lance Williams 130.8 DeLorien Caraway 143.2 …



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Team Corrales awarded Best of the Year in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Seven commissioners and twelve specialized journalists met on Thursday night at BEK’s Restaurant to select the best of year 2016 in Panamanian boxing.

Photo: Héctor Villarreal

WBA super featherweight “super” champion Jezreel “The Invisible” Corrales (21-1) and his mentor Mrs. Lesbia Bazan de Moss were unanimously elected Fighter of the Year and Manager of the Year, respectively.

Corrales’ main coach, Juan “The Novelist” Mosquera was voted Trainer of the Year. (more…)

By Héctor Villarreal Seven commissioners and twelve specialized journalists met on Thursday night at BEK’s Restaurant to select the best …


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Adams, Roman make weight for WBA elim

Undefeated WBA #3 ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and WBA #4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) both made weight Thursday for their twelve round WBA title eliminator on Friday night at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

Adam Lopez 121.5 vs. Danny Roman 122
(WBA super bantamweight eliminator)
Ronald Ellis 167.5 vs. Christopher Brooker 167.5
Kenneth Sims Jr. 139 vs. Emmanuel Robles 139.75

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino
Promoter: GH3 Promotions, Kings Promotions
TV: Showtime

Note: Also on the Showtime telecast will be highlights from a bout between unbeaten super bantamweight Stephon Young (15-0-3, 6 KOs) and Olimjon Nazarov (14-3, 8 KOs). Young was originally slated to open the card, but his original opponent withdrew due to an injury, and Young’s fight was bumped.

Undefeated WBA #3 ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and WBA #4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) both …


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Vera prepared for toughest test in Larbi

By David Finger
Photo: Guy Taylor

Finding a future superstar in the squared circle is hardly an exact science. Obviously, talent is the most important ingredient. It’s the ingredient that all the connections in the sport will never compensate for. But once you find the fighter with the talent to be a star you need to find someone that fans just want to tune in to watch.

Talent is first, but there is also that intangible that makes people want to tune in. How many times have we seen a fighter with all the talent in the world just get ignored by the boxing public for one reason or another? That “it” factor can come in many forms, sometimes fans tune in to see them lose. (more…)

By David Finger Photo: Guy Taylor Finding a future superstar in the squared circle is hardly an exact science. Obviously, …


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Velasco-Marin headline in Guadalajara

On Saturday, February 11, at Jalisco Guadalajara Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico, a trio of well-established promoters, Eddie Reynoso of Clase y Talento Boxeo, Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions and Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, will team up to present a card headlined by undefeated welterweight Juan Jose “El Pitbull” Velasco (14-0, 8 KOs), who will defend his WBA Fedebol belt against once-beaten Fernando “El Cacho” Marin (13-1-3, 9 KOs).

In the eight-round super featherweight co-main event, Jose Matias Romero (12-0, 5 KOs) will take on Bernardo “Benny” Gomez Uribe (18-6, 11 KOs).

On the undercard will be a six-round lightweight scrap with Jairo “Jimmy” Llanes (9-1-1, 8 KOs) facing Emmanuel “El Guerrero” Valenzuela (4-5, 2 KOs) and an eight-round heavyweight battle featuring undefeated Filiberto “Chiquilín” Tovar (5-0, 2 KOs) against Lawrence Elizondo (8-1, 3 KOs).

On Saturday, February 11, at Jalisco Guadalajara Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico, a trio of well-established promoters, Eddie Reynoso of Clase …



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Boxing back on ESPN2

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions today announced a multi-year, international agreement for a series of fights to be televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. The first fight, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, is March 23. Fighters on the card will be announced soon. In the first year of the deal, ESPN will televise 18 fight cards throughout the U.S., in both English and Spanish, and on its wholly-owned and affiliated networks in Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and parts of Asia.

The series will be sponsored by Tecate. Dates are March 23, April 1, April 20, May 5, May 18, June 17*, June 30*, July 7*, July 15, August 4, August 18*, September 15*, September 30*, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, and December 14.

* ESPN Deportes only

ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions today announced a multi-year, international agreement for a series of fights to be televised live …


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Frampton, Santa Cruz, Garcia, Zlaticanin speak

Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton, former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz, WBC lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin and former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia spoke about their upcoming match ups on January 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Leo Santa Cruz

“I’m very anxious to step back in the ring for the rematch. After the first fight when I heard the decision and got my first defeat, there was nothing in my head other than the rematch.

“I wanted the rematch because I knew I made some mistakes. I knew I wasn’t the best I could perform, so I said I could improve on things and I think I could get the victory next time.”

Carl Frampton

“I think that this is going to be another great fight, I think last time it was talked about as one of the fights of the year.

“I feel like a fully fledged featherweight now, I was going into the unknown last time I fought Leo, my first title fight at featherweight. I feel like a devolved featherweight now, stronger, bigger, punching harder, and I feel like at the end I’m going to get the win.” (more…)

Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton, former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz, WBC lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin and former …


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Pacquiao: I would love to fight in Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Future hall of famer Manny Pacquiao has not seen WBO#2 Jeff Horn in action but would love to fight in Australia where he has visited previously but has not signed off for the WBO welterweight championship bout against the Brisbane school teacher Horn that has been scheduled for April 23.

“I cannot say if he’s ready because I didn’t see his style or his face yet, so I don’t know,” Pacquiao told Fox Sports News 500. “He needs to prove it in the ring. Because in my previous fights many of them are saying they will stop me, they will knock me out and it’s not happening. We’re not finalizing yet, the fight or a future fight. I didn’t talk to Bob Arum about that yet. I’m hoping that the fight will be in Australia, I’d love to do that. I’ve been to Australia once or twice but for gambling. I’m still there. It depends how you discipline your self and how you work hard in training. I love exercise, I love working out.”

Pacquiao has been offered a reported $5 million to defend against Horn in what would be the first fight of a world to tour which would also include bouts in England and Russia with the final contest against Terrence Crawford in the USA.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Future hall of famer Manny Pacquiao has not seen WBO#2 Jeff Horn in …


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Callum Smith: I’ll fight anyone for a world title

Callum Smith says he is ready to fight any Super-Middleweight for the vacant WBC crown.

Smith is set to fight for the WBC strap next and travelled to New York to watch the unification battle between WBC champion Badou Jack and IBF king James DeGale MBE end in a thrilling draw.

In the ring after the fight, Jack and his promoter Floyd Mayweather declared that the Swede would move up to 175lbs and yesterday he vacated the title. (more…)

Callum Smith says he is ready to fight any Super-Middleweight for the vacant WBC crown. Smith is set to fight …



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Leo Santa Cruz: I want to show I am better than Carl Frampton

By Miguel Maravilla

Former three division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) is focused and ready for his rematch against WBA featherweight champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) on Saturday, January 28th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas live on Showtime. The WBC diamond belt is also in dispute.

Leo Santa Cruz
Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

“I am excited anxious and happy to step back in the ring. I want to go out and show what I have worked on,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com®. “I feel great with strength and conditioning and power. This camp has been good. I want to show I am better than Carl Frampton.”

Santa Cruz’ father/trainer Jose Santa Cruz added, “I have been here for this entire camp. It has been great with training and sparring. I believe me not being present for the last camp affected him.”

By Miguel Maravilla Former three division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) is focused and ready for his …


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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta “Tank” Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight title with an impressive seventh round KO over reigning beltholder Jose Pedraza on Saturday night in Brooklyn.

Photo: Team Davis/Mayweather Promotions

“Going into this fight, so many people had me as an underdog and said I didn’t have a chance to win,” commented Davis. “They said I didn’t have enough fights, I wouldn’t make weight and wasn’t focused enough, but I showed them that they were wrong. In this training camp, my coach and my team sat me down. They told me I was all over the place and that’s not me. They explained what I was going into and told me everyone makes mistakes, but this is your chance to make things right. I was reminded of all the stuff we have been through and we came up with a plan to win. We had short goals and long goals to make sure I was on point during the camp. (more…)

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta “Tank” Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight …


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Huck-Briedis collide April 1 for WBC interim title

RTL has announced that former cruiserweight champion and WBC #2 Marco Huck (40-3-1, 27 KOs) will return against WBC #1 Mairis Briedis (21-0, 18 KOs) on April 1 at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. Huck-Briedis will be for the WBC interim cruiserweight title, since current champion Tony Bellew will be moving up to heavyweight for a grudge match with David Haye on March 4. If Bellew beats Haye and decides to stay at heavyweight, then the Huck-Briedis winner will get the full belt. If Bellew loses to Haye and returns to cruiserweight, then he must defend against the Huck-Briedis winner.

RTL has announced that former cruiserweight champion and WBC #2 Marco Huck (40-3-1, 27 KOs) will return against WBC #1 …


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Weights from Worcester, Massachusetts

Irvin Gonzalez 128.2 vs. Israel “Tigre” Rojas 131
Ray “Bazooka” Graceski 172.8 vs. Ralph Johnson 170.6
Jean Pierre Augstin 219.2 vs. Jose Humberto Corral 214.8
Felix Martinez 223.6 vs. Bobby Favors 393.2
Richard Rivera 182.4 vs. Davonte Hopkins 180.6
Brandon Montella 174.4 vs. Roberto “El Viejo” Valenzuela 174.2
Chuck Shearns 155.6 vs. Shavonte Dixon 149.4.
Wilfredo Pagan 144.6 vs. Alexander Picot 143.2
Anthony Laureano 144 vs. Rafael Francis 148
Ranse Andino 124.4 vs. Jonathan Perez 123.4
Luis Santiago 126.4 vs. Jonathan Ramos 119.2

Venue: Worcester Palladium, Worcester, MA
Promoter: Rivera Promotions Entertainment

Irvin Gonzalez 128.2 vs. Israel “Tigre” Rojas 131 Ray “Bazooka” Graceski 172.8 vs. Ralph Johnson 170.6 Jean Pierre Augstin 219.2 …


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Badou Jack vacates WBC super middle title

The WBC has received official notification from WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack, who has decided to move up in weight and compete in the light heavyweight division. Consequently, the WBC super middleweight championship of the world has been declared vacant.

WBC Statement: The WBC is extremely proud of Badou Jack who is our Ambassador of Good Will and Peace, he has been a role model outside the ring with his exemplary behavior and his beautiful family, his wife Jasmine, and his baby daughter, Malaniyah.

The WBC wishes Badou Jack continuous success and the best of luck in his boxing career hoping that one day he will compete for the light heavyweight championship of the world.

The WBC has received official notification from WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack, who has decided to move up in …


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Garcia-Thurman bucks PPV trend

With many of the most attractive fights in early 2017 headed for pay-per-view (Cotto-Kirkland, Golovkin-Jacobs, Canelo-Chavez, and maybe even Pacquiao-Horn), it’s a welcome change to see the March 4 world welterweight title unification clash between undefeated champions Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman land on free primetime broadcast television (CBS 9PM ET/6PM PT).

“In an era where some people think that PPV is a good thing, it’s incredibly important that a fight of this magnitude is on broadcast television,” said promoter Lou DiBella today. “These two champions have the opportunity to do their thing in front of a huge audience. It’s great for boxing!”

With many of the most attractive fights in early 2017 headed for pay-per-view (Cotto-Kirkland, Golovkin-Jacobs, Canelo-Chavez, and maybe even Pacquiao-Horn), …


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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up



Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and WBC world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) will be televised by CBS on March 4 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The broadcast is just the second primetime boxing presentation on the CBS Television Network in nearly 40 years. The first, was between Thurman and Shawn Porter last year.

Danny Garcia: “I don’t care if people think I’m an underdog. To me, Keith Thurman is nothing but a name. Come March 4, I am going to show the world once again that I am a true champion.”

Keith Thurman: “I am the champ, and I always will be. Danny Garcia is a fighter who I have asked for and who I have respect for. But he’s going to learn, just as my past opponents have, that my power and speed will rise above any swiftness he has. I am the true welterweight champion. I will unify the titles and show him what ‘One Time’ feels like.”

Tickets are priced at $750, $500, $400, $300, $150, $100, and $50 and are on sale now.

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Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman …


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Green confident of victory over Mundine on February 3

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny “Green Machine” Green (35-5, 28 KOs) is confident his power will be too much for former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) when they clash on February 3 at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia.

“Choc is a fierce competitor, a gifted athlete,” Green told The Courier-Mail, “but it’s a simple physiological fact that the damage that has been done to Choc in his last three fights (losses to Joshua Clottey and Charles Hatley and a narrow win over Sergey Rabchenko) – he can’t take that back.

“Before the bell goes Choc might be thinking he’s still got too much speed for me and that’s well and good but he can’t forget the fact that when I land a hammer in his face – which I will again and again – his speed won’t compensate. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny “Green Machine” Green (35-5, 28 KOs) is …


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Australia makes push to host Pacquiao-Horn

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Dean Lonergan of Duco Events who co-promote WBO #2 Jeff Horn along with Top Rank will make a proposal to the Queensland State Government that the Brisbane school teacher’s April 23 WBO welterweight title bout with future Hall of Famer Champion Manny Pacquiao could generate as much as USD$150 million or AUD$200 million for the State of Queensland, Australia.

“Jeff Horn against Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium can showcase Brisbane to the world,” Lonergan said. “It is a truly global sporting contest pitting one of the greatest boxers in history against a young clean-cut Queensland kid who is a qualified schoolteacher and a great role model for all young Australians.”

The venue of the Pacquiao vs. Horn fight in Brisbane would be the Sun Corp Stadium which holds 55,000, though no final decision has been made.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Dean Lonergan of Duco Events who co-promote WBO #2 Jeff Horn along with …


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Irish Olympian Michael Conlan NYC presser

Photos: Emily Harney

Two-time Irish Olympian Michael Conlan will make his pro debut in a six-round junior featherweight clash against Tim Ibarra (4-4, 1 KOs) on Friday, March 17th.

“I’m honored and privileged to make my professional boxing debut in the Mecca of Boxing that is Madison Square Garden, fighting in the world’s most famous arena in my professional debut on St. Patrick’s Day. It is something I never dreamed would be possible,” said Conlan. “But thanks to my team and Top Rank, it’s happening. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity and I hope to make St Paddy’s Day Weekend at The Garden an annual event! I have the hopes of a nation behind me and I can’t wait to go out and put on a performance for Ireland on St Patrick’s Day!”

Tickets priced at $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50 went on sale today.

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Photos: Emily Harney Two-time Irish Olympian Michael Conlan will make his pro debut in a six-round junior featherweight clash against …


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Patrick Nielsen returns to the ring January 21

Photo: Team Sauerland

Danish super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (28-1, 14 KOs) makes his long awaited return to the ring on Saturday night when he takes on Colombian southpaw Beibi Berrocal (17-3, 16 KOs) at the Struer Energi Park in Denmark.

Nielsen last fought in December 2015, stopping bitter rival Rudy Markussen in the third-round of their high profile domestic showdown. Following this fight, the 25 year-old was on the cusp of a World title challenge when a hand injury forced him to withdraw from a scheduled bout in May and left him sidelined for the rest of the year. (more…)

Photo: Team Sauerland Danish super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (28-1, 14 KOs) makes his long awaited return to the ring on …


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Undefeated cruiserweight Jordan Thompson signs with Frank Warren

Manchester cruiserweight Jordan Thompson (5-0, 4 KOs) has signed a long-term promotional deal with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren. ‘Troublesome’ is planning an attack on the domestic cruiserweight division and is confident he will be at the top of the pile by the end of the year.

“Teaming up with Frank is massive and I’m going to repay the faith he’s shown in me,” said Thompson. “I’ve got a huge opportunity to increase my profile with the extra exposure BT Sport and BoxNation will give me. I’m planning on making a bang when I get my chance!”

Manchester cruiserweight Jordan Thompson (5-0, 4 KOs) has signed a long-term promotional deal with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren. …


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Kabayel-Hubeaux Euro heavyweight title presser

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Unbeaten German heavyweight Agit Kabayel (15-0, 12 KOs) and Belgian Herve “Double Ax” Hubeaux (26-1, 12 KOs) faced off at the kick-off press conference for their February 4 clash for the vacant European title. The SES Boxing event will take place at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. MDR will televise in Germany.

Agit Kabayel: “This is my third fight for SES Boxing. Naturally, I wanted to box much larger Mariusz Wach. Now after his injury a change to a similarly large opponent is necessary. The sparring partners are newly hired and I feel good and am already really fit. “The “Double Ax” doesn’t scare me – I want the European belt and then go all the way up!”

Hervé Hubeaux: “The belt is vacant. This puts us on an equal footing. I’ve never had such an important fight, but I’ll do everything to get to that title back in Belgium after a long time. I boxed in December and recovered quickly. I’m in training and for the next three weeks I’m going full throttle. This belt goes to Belgium!” (more…)

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Unbeaten German heavyweight Agit Kabayel (15-0, 12 KOs) and Belgian Herve “Double Ax” Hubeaux …


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Braekhus, Svensson set for Nordic War

Undisputed female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus aims to make a successful defense of her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts on January 28 in “The Spectrum” Oslo, Norway. Braekhus (29-0, 8 KO) is meeting mandatory rival and WBC interim 147-pound beltholder Klara Svensson (17-1, 5 KOs).

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Undisputed female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus aims to make a successful defense of her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts …


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Conlan hits Broadway

Irish Olympic junior featherweight Michael “Mick” Conlan is in New York City for Wednesday’s Top Rank press conference to announce his professional debut March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day — in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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A 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and 2015 world amateur champion (Ireland’s only male amateur world champion), Conlan produced one of the most memorable moments during last summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, giving the judges a double-barreled middle-finger salute after getting robbed in the quarterfinals.

Irish Olympic junior featherweight Michael “Mick” Conlan is in New York City for Wednesday’s Top Rank press conference to announce …


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Parker, Wilder camps establish contact

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Duco Events, which co-promotes WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, has entered discussions with Al Haymon about a Deontay Wilder vs. Parker WBC/WBO unification bout. “We’ve read the WBO rules and if they sanction unification, it can override a mandatory,” Duco boss David Higgins told Sky Sports. “There are some options to look at and we’re looking at all of them.

“That’s a fight that will happen. It’s a matter of when, not if. My initial discussion was with Al Haymon (Wilder’s adviser) and Al and I discussed how the lack of unification is hurting the heavyweight division over the years. We shared an identical view about that situation and agreed that unification is good. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Duco Events, which co-promotes WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, has entered discussions with …


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Rungvisai vows to stop Chocolatito

WBC mandatory challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs) of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, isn’t holding back in his pre-fight banter before facing unbeaten WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) on March 18 at MSG.

“I respect Roman Gonzalez. He is a legend,” stated Rungvisai, who will be fighting for the first time in the United States. “He has done great things for boxing, especially by showing the world how talented and exciting smaller weight fighters can be. I am happy for Nicaragua to have such a great hero. However, super flyweight is MY weight. And the WBC super flyweight world title belt is MY belt. I will do whatever it takes to win MY belt back, and I am confident I can do it. I was able to hurt Carlos Cuadras in the way that Gonzalez could not. Cuadras did not hurt me when we fought but he hurt Gonzalez throughout their fight last year. I am confident I can beat Roman Gonzalez. And the fight will not go twelve rounds.” (more…)

WBC mandatory challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs) of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, isn’t holding back in his pre-fight …


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Chocolatito officially added to GGG-Jacobs

As we reported seemingly ages ago, the official announcement came today that WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) will defend his title against mandatory challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, (38 KOs) on March 18 in the Golovkin-Jacobs co-feature at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

“This will be the fifth time Roman and Gennady have fought on the same telecast, ” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. “They are truly the best combination in boxing to provide fans the maximum value which is always our aim in these promotions for fans in attendance and watching on HBO Pay-Per-View.”

As we reported seemingly ages ago, the official announcement came today that WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, …


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Han, Felix headline Feb 17 in El Paso

Top Rank returns to El Paso on February 17th when IBF female featherweight world champion Jennifer Han and lightweight contender Jose Felix headline a nationally televised twinbill at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Han (15-3-1, 1 KO) will defend against former world champion, Olivia Gerula (18-16-2, 3 KOs), while Felix (35-1-1, 27 KOs) will battle Jonathon Maicelo (24-2, 12 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

The five-bout undercard will feature several undefeated Top Rank prospects, including an Olympian and two sons of former world champions. (more…)

Top Rank returns to El Paso on February 17th when IBF female featherweight world champion Jennifer Han and lightweight contender …










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