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Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Report and photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno, 122, impressively kept his WBA super-bantam belt when he quickly started his engine ...

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Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno (24-5-1, 14 KOs) will put his newly acquired WBA super-bantam belt on the line ...

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Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Photos: Uwe Koch The wait is almost over! Five years after their first scheduled contest Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly ...

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Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Photos: Jane Phillips/Premier Boxing Champions Welterweight olympian Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten rising prospect Bryant ...

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Lonergan: Parker is in a perfect position

Lonergan: Parker is in a perfect position

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron IBF #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) will clash with Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, ...

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Full Report: Hasegawa upsets Hugo Ruiz to claim WBC 122lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Japanese veteran Hozumi Hasegawa (36-5, 16 KOs), 122, surprisingly upset WBC super-bantamweight champ Hugo Ruiz (36-4, 32 KOs), 122, by a fine TKO victory after the ninth round to claim his third world belt on Friday in Osaka, Japan. Ruiz, bleeding from the nose since the first round, abruptly quit on the stool as he complained of his nose pain and said he couldn’t breathe smoothly.

It’s a very long way for Hasegawa to gain his third belt in the 122-pound category after he, when young, registered ten defenses of the WBC bantam title until dethroned by Fernando Montiel in 2010. The Japanese southpaw jumped up to the 126-pound class and acquired the vacant WBC feather belt by defeating Juan Carlos Burgos on points seven months after his unsuccessful unification bout with Montiel. But Hasegawa revealed his suspect chin and forfeited his newly-gained 126-pound belt to Jhonny Gonzalez on a fourth-round stoppage in 2011. (more…)



September 17th, 2016

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Full Report: Yamanaka halts Moreno in see-saw spectacle

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs), 118, impressively kept his WBC bantamweight belt as he came off the canvas and finally scored a crowd-pleasing TKO victory over mandatory challenger Anselmo Moreno (36-5-1, 12 KOs), 117.75, Panama, at 1:09 of the seventh round on Friday in Osaka, Japan.

Provided that you are a boxing judge scoring a close contest and give each of them six points, your score is even 114-114. Should you score one more point to either of them and one point less to the other, it becomes 115-113. The first encounter of Yamanaka and Moreno resulted in all the judges tallying 115-113—two for Yamanaka and one for Moreno. Split decision. Japanese people believed in Yamanaka’s victory, while Panamanian TV watchers in Moreno’s win. Their revancha (rematch) was duly inevitable.

While waiting for his rematch at Yamanaka, Moreno participated in a WBC eliminator for the mandatory position with the WBC silver belt at stake, winning a unanimous nod over #1 ranked Thailander Suriyan Sor Rungvisai in Panama this April. The champ Yamanaka barely kept his belt by overcoming a rough-and-tumble affair with Venezuelan Liborio Solis, each hitting the deck twice despite the champ winning a unanimous verdict last March. (more…)



September 17th, 2016


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Diaz-Cancio Glove Dispute Resolved

By Miguel Maravilla

Late Friday night there was a glove dispute between featherweights Joseph Diaz Jr (21-0, 12 KOs) and Andrew Cancio’s (17-2-3, 13 KO’s) camps. Their bout is scheduled to be featured on the Canelo-Smith pay-per-view undercard.

Cancio’s team was protesting Diaz’s gloves, however everything was resolved and the fight will go on.



September 17th, 2016

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Ishe Smith comes out on top against Frank Galarza

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Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions

Former IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith (29-8, 12 KOs) scored a close ten round majority decision over Frank Galarza (17-2-2, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. At the end of round two Smith landed a solid right hand, knocking Galarza down. The scores were 95-95, 96-93, 95-94.

Super Welterweight Justin DeLoach (16-1, 8 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Domonique Dolton (17-1-1, 9 KOs). DeLoach built an early lead but Dolton came on late. The scores were 99-91, 98-92, 96-94.

Super Bantamweight Jose Cayetano (20-4, 9 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Alexis Santiago (21-4-1, 8 KOs). Cayetano brought the heat all ten rounds. The scores were 97-93, 96-94, 96-94.

Super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over veteran Dashon Johnson (21-20-3, 6 KOs).

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September 16th, 2016


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Canelo Alvarez-Liam Smith make weight

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By Jeff Zimmerman and Miguel Maravilla at the scale
Photos: Robert Hughes

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 154 vs Liam Smith 154
(WBO World super welterweight title)

Willie Monroe Jr 158.8 vs Gabriel Rosado 159.3
Andrew Cancio 126 vs Joseph Diaz 125.5
Luis Orlando Del Valle 121.8 vs Diego De La Hoya 121.8
Saul Corral 147.5 vs Sadam Ali 146.5
Ernesto Hernandez 139.5 vs Vergil Ortiz 139.3
Roy Garcia 133.5 Hector Tanajara Jr 132.5
Brian Bazan 118.3 vs Joshua Franco 117.3
Daniel Montoya 141 vs Zachary Ochoa 140
Larry Smith 153 vs Alexis Salazar 157
Rafer Johnson 198.3 Anthony Yarde 185.3

Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
TV: PPV

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September 16th, 2016

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Weights from Minneapolis

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Vicente Alfaro 121.6 vs. Jonathan Perez 121.2

Venue: El Rodeo Nuevo Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN
Promoter: 360 PMG



September 16th, 2016

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Middleweight contender “Spike” O’Sullivan returns this Saturday

By Matt Thompson

Boston’s favorite Irish boxer, middleweight contender Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-2, 15 KOs) fighting out of Cork, Ireland, steps into the ring this Saturday for the first time since his December loss to Chris Eubank, Jr in a title eliminator to face Jaime Barboza (19-8, 9 KOs) of Costa Rica at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire. In the co-feature, jr middleweight Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca (15-0, 10 KOs) of Whitman, MA will look to remain undefeated against Matthew Strode (24-2) of Hickory, NC.

The boxing – eight bouts promoted by Ken Casey of Murphys Boxing – will be part of an Irish Music Festival presented by the Celtic punk band the Dropkick Murphys. (more…)



September 16th, 2016

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Full Report: Harrison out-muscles LaManna

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Story by John DiSanto – PhillyboxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb – dcobbjr.com

Welterweights Dusty Harrison and Thomas LaManna waged an entertaining battle for the vacant USBA title, Thursday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. After ten grueling rounds, Harrison took the unanimous decision to improve his professional record to 30-0-1, 16 KOs, and claimed the red and gold regional belt that will insert him in the Top-15 world ranking of the IBF. The contest was a steady action fight, with both fighters landing many shots. However, it was Harrison’s greater physical strength that seemed to be the difference in the bout.

The first two rounds were close with LaManna jabbing well and tossing the occasional right hand while Harrison set the pace and landed the harder punches. Dusty edged the opening two rounds, but LaManna seemed to get into a groove to open the third. In the early part of round three, the momentum shifted LaManna’s way. For the first time, he appeared to be taking control. However, in the final minute, Harrison began landing heavy blows that had LaManna sagging. The attack swung control of the bout back to Harrison, and he nabbed the third straight rounds on my scorecard. LaManna picked up his good efforts in the fourth, and stayed out of trouble. When he worked from the outside, Tommy was in control. However, when the action would drift toward the ropes or the corners, Dusty’s physical strength gave him the edge. For a couple of rounds, LaManna managed to outwork Harrison and kept the trench warfare to a minimum. At the midpoint of the fight I had Harrison up by a point, and the outcome was still in question. (more…)



September 16th, 2016

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Video: Glowacki-Usyk Make Weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Krzysztof Glowacki 199.3 vs. Oleksandr Usyk 198.7
(WBO cruiserweight championship)

Venue: Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland
Promoter: Warriors Boxing/Sferis Promotions/Babilon Promotions
TV: Sky Sports (UK)



September 16th, 2016

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Weights from Germany

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Photos: P. Gercke / Team SES

Dominic Bosel 173.3 vs. Tony Averlant 172
Felix Lamm 139.8 vs. Andrea Carbonello 139.1
Josef Zahradnik 143.3 vs. Tomasz Goluch 141.9
Dariusz Polmanski TBA vs. Janos Lakatus TBA
Arbi Chakaev 177.3 vs. Tomas Bezvoda 173.7
Tasos Berdesis 176.4 vs. Przemyslaw Pikulik 175.9
Zhak Sauer 166.2 vs. Przemyslaw Binienda 167.8

Venue: Stadthalle, Weissenfels, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: MDR

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September 16th, 2016

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Yamanaka halts Moreno in see-saw excitement

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka impressively kept his WBC bantamweight belt as he came off the canvas and finally scored a crowd-pleasing TKO victory over mandatory challenger Anselmo Moreno, Panama, at 1:09 of the seventh round on Friday in Osaka, Japan. Moreno displayed a furious opening attack to the champ, who fought back and dropped the Panamanian with a left cross in the closing seconds of the first round. Moreno, however, decked Yamanaka with a well-timed countering right hook in the fourth. Moreno followed up to win the fifth with good left-right combos. The sixth witnessed Yamanaka explode a vicious left cross, badly sprawling Moreno to the canvas. Yamanaka, in round seven, accelerated his attack and floored Moreno twice in the Panamanian’s corner, when the referee Daniel Van de Wiele wisely declared a well-received halt. Moreno hit the canvas four times, while Yamanaka once. It’s truly a give-and-take extravaganza.
(More to come)



September 16th, 2016

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Hasegawa stops Ruiz to claim WBC 122lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Naoki Fukuda

35-year-old Japanese veteran Hozumi Hasegawa surprisingly stopped WBC super-bantamweight champ Hugo Ruiz after the ninth round to claim his third world belt on Friday in Osaka, Japan. After the eighth, the open scoring system indicated: 78-72, 76-74 for Hasegawa, 74-76 for Ruiz. The ninth saw them exchange strong rallies, and Hasegawa fought back very hard. Ruiz, bleeding from the first round, abruptly quit on the stool and showed his surrender.
(More to come)



September 16th, 2016

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Weights from Santo Domingo

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By Robert Coster
Photo: Gilbert Mendez

Carlos Adames 146 vs Ivan Alvarez 146 1/2
(WBA Fedelatin Title)

Jackson Marinez 134 vs Jesus Cuadro 132
(WBA Fedecaribe Title)

Alberto Puello 140 vs Edward Diaz 138
Jonathan Alonso 128 vs Jherson Perez 127
Julio De Jesus 142 vs Kelly Figueroa 142
Lenin Castillo 175 vs Francisco Cordero 174
Yomar Medina 135 vs Gregorio Rivas 137

Venue: Jaragua Renaissance Hotel and Casino, Santo Domingo
Promoter: Upper Promotions
TV: CDN channel



September 16th, 2016

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Team Commey demands rematch

Ghanaian lightweight star Richard Commey was left bitterly disappointed following the decision to his vacant IBF World title fight with Robert Easter Jr last Friday at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. The 29-year-old from Accra found himself on the wrong end of a split decision, with judges John McKaie (114-113) and Craig Smith (113-114) separating the fighters by a single point, and Ron McNair (112-115) giving the home fighter a three point lead, despite a close fight and Commey scoring an eighth-round knockdown. Commey’s team will now be launching an appeal to the IBF asking that they grant the former Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental Champion an immediate rematch.

“I feel I won the fight, I came to my opponent’s country with everything in his favour and I took the fight to him in every round, even scoring a knockdown in round eight,” said Commey. “He caught me once in the twelfth but I took it and came back strong, that’s what a true champion does. I know my team will be appealing the decision and I hope I get the opportunity of a rematch as next time I will not be leaving anything up to the judges.”



September 16th, 2016

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Usyk trainer Ali Bashir: Glowacki is a good fighter…Usyk is a great one

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“After 317 amateur fights, it’s time to get cookin’. You’ll see the difference between both fighters on Saturday night when they step in. Glowacki is a good fighter. Usyk is a GREAT one,” said a very confident (as is the whole Usyk team) James Ali Bashir, trainer of #1 WBO title contender Oleksandr Usyk (9-0, 9 KOs). When I questioned his opinion that “Glowacki never fought an opponent of Usyk’s class” with the example of “The Head’s” knockout win over 12-time champ Marco Huck, Bashir strongly disagreed. “Marco Huck was over the hump. He was Humpty Dumpty sitting on the wall waiting to have great fall. I also don’t believe in the opinion that if the fight goes longer, Głowacki will have an advantage. I trained my guy to go 15 rounds. We did this in sparring three times!”



September 16th, 2016

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Harrison defeats LaManna

By John DiSanto at ringside

In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, DC’s Dusty Harrison, (30-0-1, 16 KOs), won the vacant USBA welterweight title by unanimous 10-round decision over Thomas LaManna, (21-2, 9 KOs), of Millville, NJ. It was a hard-fought, grueling fight, but Harrison’s strength seemed to be the difference. The scores were 98-92 twice and 97-93, all for Harrison.

Heavyweights Ray Edwards, (12-0-1, 7 KOs), and Dan Pasciola, (8-2-1), lumbered through the entire six rounds of their semi-wind up bout. When it was over, Cincinnati’s Edwards won the unanimous decision over Pasciola, of Brick, NJ. The official scores were 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56.

In a junior welterweight bout, Chicago’s Kenneth Sims, Jr., (8-0, 2 KOs), pitched a six-round shutout over veteran Gilbert Venegas, (14-25-5, 8 KOs). Sims clearly won every round, but his tough opponent from East Moline, IL hung in there, looking to counter the prospect. Venegas caught Sims a few times, but never had him in any trouble. All three official scores were 60-54 in favor of Sims.

In a scheduled 6-round lightweight bout, 17 year old phenom, Devin Haney, Las Vegas, improved to (10-0, 6 KOs), with a fifth round stoppage of Milwaukee’s Mike Fowler, (5-3, 2 KOs). Haney dominated the action. There were no knockdowns, but Fowler was hurt several times. Finally, at 1:19 of round five, referee Gary Rosato stopped the fight.



September 16th, 2016

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Canelo, Smith, Oscar, Warren, Gomez round table

By Jeff Zimmerman
Canelo Alvarez, Liam Smith, Oscar De La Hoya, Frank Warren and Eric Gomez discuss the Big Fight in Texas this Saturday at AT&T Stadium, home of Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys.
 
CANELO ALVAREZ
 
On what Liam “Beefy” Smith may bring Saturday night
I’m not worried at all I’m a strong fighter that can adapt to my surroundings where I am at.  I’m not worried at all.
About the possibility of going to 160
I don’t know, we’ll see in a couple more fights how I feel.  Right now, I am concentrating on this and we’ll see what comes. 
On how he sees the fight going
I expect a hard fight, a tough fight.  Liam Smith is coming to win, so that he’s going to bring it and his style wise I think it will mesh because it will provide for a very, very good fight.
Will Beefy be tougher than Amir Khan?
Very different, obviously the styles are different.  This is a tough fight, a hard fight, because he’s tough, he’s strong, he throws combinations, and he can take punches.  With Amir it was a difficult fight because of his style, he’s elusive and his speed. 

(more…)



September 16th, 2016

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Preview: WBC world title twinbill in Japan today

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

The WBC world title doubleheader will take place today (Friday) in Osaka, Japan. Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2, 17 KOs) will put his WBC bantamweight belt on the line against mandatory challenger Anselmo Moreno (36-4-1, 12 KOs), Panama, in a grudge fight following their first encounter a year ago, when Yamanaka barely kept his throne via split verdict (all 115-113; two for the champ and one for the challenger) after a grueling contest in Tokyo. Moreno, also a southpaw, is an artful dodger who averted the hard-punching champ’s vaunted southpaw lefts and occasionally countered well. But Yamanaka swept last three rounds to successfully retain his belt. It will be a sensational rematch with high technical standard with Yamanaka making his eleventh defense.

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Also, WBC super-bantamweight titlist Hugo Ruiz (36-3. 32 KOs) of Mexico will defend his belt against former WBC bantam and feather champ Hozumi Hasegawa (35-5, 15 KOs), a Japanese southpaw veteran, over twelve heats. It will be the 35-year-old ex-champ Hasegawa’s swan song and he says it will be his final appearance regardless of the result. Hasegawa forfeited his WBC 126-pound belt to Jhonny Gonzalez by a fourth-round stoppage in 2011, and attempted to win his third world belt, losing to IBF 122-pound ruler Kiko Martinez via seventh round TKO in 2014. Since then, Hasegawa defeated a couple of world-rated Mexicans: Horacio Garcia and Carlos Ruiz (despite suffering a couple of visits to the deck) to his credit. Ruiz, some three inches taller, captured the 122-pound belt on a stunning first round stoppage of Julio Ceja in Anaheim, California, this February. For the taller Mexican, 29, it will be his initial defense.

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September 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Bounce TV Weights from Las Vegas

Ishe Smith 157.4 vs. Frank Galarza 154
Domonique Dolton 154 vs. Justin Deloach 152.4
Alexis Santiago 120.5 vs. Jose Cayetano 121
J’leon Love 169 vs. Dashon Johnson 165.5
Sharif Bogere 134.5 vs. Luis Florez 137.5
Lanell Bellows 170 vs. Decarlo Perez 168.5
Lionell Thompson 177.5 vs. Donovan George 178
Juan Heraldez 143 vs. Reyes Sanchez 144
Ladarius Miller 137.2 vs. Maynard Allison 135.5
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov 144 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 144

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Bounce TV



September 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Rhode Island

Fatlum Zhuta 162 vs. Cameron Burroughs 159
Kendrick Ball Jr. 165.5 vs. Demetrius Thomas 162
Irvin Gonzalez 130 vs. Mike Heffelfinger 133
Marqus Bates 144 vs. Miguel Ortiz 146
Adrian Sosa 142.5 vs. Lamont White 142

Venue: Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.
Promoter: CES Boxing



September 15th, 2016

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Canelo vs. Smith final presser quotes

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By Jeff Zimmerman and Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Robert Hughes

Below are highlight quotes from Thursday’s Canelo vs. Smith final press conference:

Canelo Alvarez: “A lot of you may not know Liam Smith, but we know Liam Smith and how dangerous and tough he is.”

Liam Smith: “We’re here to win Saturday and put on a good show for both my fans and Canelo’s.”

Gabriel Rosado: “I want to knock Willie out…I’m gonna bring a knockout on the 17th, I promise.”

Willie Monroe Jr: “Fighting a slick lefty isn’t the easiest thing to do in the business, but you’ve got two warriors here that want to get it on.”

Joseph Diaz Jr: “I’ve had a great training camp and I’m ready to put on an exciting show for everyone.”

Andrew Cancio: “I’m going to leave it all on the line like I usually do.”

Diego de la Hoya: “Mexico is going to take this victory and we will yell ‘Viva Mexico!'”

Luis Orlando Del Valle: “If you want to make some money, bet on me.”

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September 15th, 2016

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Live Stream: Canelo vs. Smith Final Press Conference



September 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Głowacki-Usyk: WBO championship face-off in Gdańsk

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

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September 15th, 2016

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Watanabe wins WBO ASPAC 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Aggressive Japanese, formerly WBC youth champ Takuya Watanabe (30-6-1, 16 KOs), 130, acquired the vacant WBO ASPAC belt when he withstood a furious assault of Thailander Amin Sor Wangmoo (14-2-2, 11 KOs), 130, in the second, fought back hard and halted him with a barrage of punches with the referee Surat’s intervention at 2:13 of the sixth round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Watanabe became the second WBO ASPAC titlist, following 140-pounder Akihiro Kondo’s coronation on the previous night. Amin caught Watanabe with a wicked overhand right and had him reeling with rubbery legs in the second. Watanabe, however, regained his rhythm and power to batter the taller Thailander in every session thereafter. The ref finally declared a halt to save the loser from further punishment.

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The scheduled main event, WBO ASPAC middleweight title bout between current Japanese champ Hikaru Nishida and ex-OPBF ruler Makoto Fuchigami was disappointingly cancelled because of Nishida’ unexpected accident three days before the fight. Nishida very unfortunately fell down the stairs of his Kawasaki Nitta Gym and had the head and cuirass hurt badly on Sunday, three days before the regional title bout with ex-OPPF titlist Makoto Fuchigami. Nishida, even on the next day, complained of dizziness and nausea after having MRI test, and the promoter Shosei Nitta made up his mind to cancel one of dual WBO ASPAC title bout.

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September 15th, 2016

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Undefeated cruiserweights Bujaj and Bejeneru battle November 4th on ShoBox

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Stivens Bujaj (16-0-1, 11 KOs) fighting out of Yonkers, NY by way of Kelmend, Albania, meets Constantin Bejenaru (11-0, 3 KOs) born in Ungheni, Moldova and now fighting out of Catskill, NY, for the vacant WBC International and Continental Americas cruiserweight titles on Friday, November 4th in a televised ShoBox feature attraction at the Omega Center in Corona, California.

Bujaj, a former two-time New York Golden Gloves champion, previously held the NYS cruiserweight and US WBC titles.

In May of 2014 Bujaj battled unbeaten Junior Wright to a draw in another attempt to win the then vacant WBC International cruiserweight crown. Bujaj suffered a broken jaw in that match and, subsequently, underwent shoulder surgery that resulted in laying off all of 2015. (more…)



September 15th, 2016

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Video: Adoring Texas boxing fans mob Canelo

Video: Robert Hughes



September 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Yamanaka, Moreno, Hasegawa, Ruiz make weight

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

Shinsuke Yamanaka 118 vs Anselmo Moreno 117.75
Hozumi Hasegawa 122 vs Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz 122

Venue: Edion Arena, Osaka, Japan

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September 15th, 2016

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Canelo Media Day: Undercard Quick Quotes

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By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

Sadam Ali

On his last fight with Jesse Vargas when he got knocked out
I don’t want to take any credit away from him but I feel like the fight I should have won.  Maybe I should have been more prepared or my style should have been a little bit different.  I am not sure.  He did get the win, he was the better man that night.  You live and you learn.
Was that a lost opportunity for you even though you are back on a big card.
It’s beautiful to be back on this stage, but I definitely like that was a big loss opportunity.  A world title fight, it gets no better than that.  That’s what most of us boxers wait for.  God has a plan for everybody is the way I look at it and I guess that plan wasn’t mine.  I just got a work my way back up that’s it.
On Vargas chances against Pacquiao
Pacquiao is a tough fighter to beat.  I am not sure, that’s a fight I just gotta watch. 

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September 15th, 2016

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Trainers Chepo Reynoso & Joe Gallagher Speak during Joint Roundtable

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By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

On coming back to Texas, feeding off the fans on the big stage and at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Chepo Reynoso

A lot of it has to do with the fans. We appreciate the fans. It’s also the kind of fights Saul likes. He likes to stand in there, he likes to slug it out. As you know, as they say in boxing, styles make fights. With Liam Smith, a fighter that is tailor made for exciting fight. The kind of fighter that is going to make for an exciting fight. We’re looking forward to it. (more…)



September 14th, 2016

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Canelo: Liam Smith fights, he exchanges so we will give the fans a great fight

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By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

Fighting on the big stage in Texas at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
I am very happy to be here in Texas, Texas is like a second home. I am very grateful for all the support and love.

Any problems making weight?
At 155, I feel really good. At 155 when I have been fighting, he morning of the weigh-in I wake up at 154. One pound, yes, its 1lb but I feel really good right now.

On the pageantry and ceremony and it being Mexican Independence Day Weekend and being here in Texas.
I am very happy. It’s obviously added pressure, but with hard work you can take that pressure in and turn it into a motivation and will be more than ready. (more…)



September 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Thomas LaManna 146.1 vs. Dusty Hernandez-Harrison 146.8
(USBA Welterweight Title)
Ray Edwards 256 vs. Dan Pasciolla 245
Kenneth Sims Jr. 144.6 vs. Gilbert Venegas 144.5
Devin Haney 136 vs. Mike Fowler 132
LeRoy Davila 119.5 vs. Edgar Cortes 121.3
Malik Jackson 147.2 vs. Anthony Young 148.8
Jaron Ennis 143.3 vs. Eddie Diaz 144.1
Darryl Bunting 165.2 vs. Darryl Gause 162.5

Photo: Bryanna Carzao/Peltz Boxing

Photo: Bryanna Carzao/Peltz Boxing

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Promoters: Final Forum, GH3 Promotions, Peltz Boxing
1st Bell: 8 PM ET
TV: CBS Sports Network (10 PM ET)



September 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Juan Francisco Estrada Vacates WBA Flyweight Title

Juan Francisco Estrada has vacated his WBA Super World flyweight title, the sanctioning body announced today, September 14.

Twenty-six-year-old Estrada has fought out of his native Mexico since 2008 (33-2, 24 KOs), winning the WBA belt (as well as the WBO World flyweight title) in April 2013 by beating Brian Viloria via split decision. He successfully defended five times, most recently last September by knocking out Hernan Marquez in the 10th. Never stopped, “El Gallo” hasn’t lost since November 2012 when undefeated Roman Gonzalez beat him by unanimous decision for the WBA World light flyweight title.

A hand injury that sidelined the champ for a year had apparently healed to such an extent that there was even talk of his training for a WBA-ordered title-unification bout with WBA World flyweight titlist Kazuto Ioka, tentatively scheduled for October or November. Indeed, had Estrada emerged victorious over Ioka, there would likely have been a match with WBO World light flyweight champ Donnie Nietes or a rematch with “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, WBC World flyweight titlist.

“People want those fights and so do I,” said Estrada recently. “We’ll see if they can happen.”

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and the entire WBA Family wish the fighting “Rooster” all the best.



September 14th, 2016

Boxing News

GGG-Brook, Chocolatito-Cuadras viewership numbers

Unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s, (36-0, 33KO’s) fifth round stoppage of previously undefeated “The Special One” Kell Brook, (36-1, 25KO’s) was viewed by a combined 1,436,000 viewers on HBO World Championship Boxing this past Saturday marking it as the most watched HBO boxing event in 2016 and the highest rated HBO international boxing telecast in many years viewed live by 843,000 fans and same-day rebroadcast by 593,000 viewers.

The thrilling victory by Golovkin was also viewed live on TV Azteca by 1,560,000 viewers in Mexico on Saturday afternoon. Golovkin’s fights are broadcast in over 100 countries which all reported strong viewership numbers for this event.

Golovkin’s 23rd straight knockout and his 17th world title defense took place at The O2 in London, England in front over a capacity crowd of over 19,000 fight fans as he retained his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO Middleweight World Titles. (more…)



September 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Glowacki: I have my health, strength and will…I have everything!

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “The Head” Głowacki, who will defend his belt this Saturday at the ERGO Arena in Gdańsk, Poland, against the undefeated and feared Oleksandr Usyk (9-0, 9 KOs), was all smiles at today’s open training. “I have my health, strength and will. I have everything needed to beat Usyk and keep my belt. Losing the title is not an option,” said ‘The Head,’ who showed a lot more confidence than Usyk did 24 hours earlier. Głowacki’s trainer Fiodor Lapin, who prefers to keep everything under wraps with his world champion, went almost 10 minutes of full pads in front of cameras…and the watchful eye of Usyk’s trainer James Ali Bashir.

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September 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Yamanaka-Moreno/Ruiz-Hasegawa Presser Pics

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Fighters were on hand for the final press conference in Osaka, Japan, for Friday’s big WBC world title twinbill taking place at the Edion Arena.

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WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2, 17 KOs) faces Anselmo Moreno (36-4-1, 12 KOs) in a rematch, and WBC super bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (36-3, 32 KOs) meets popular former world champion Hozumi Hasegawa (35-5, 15 KOs).

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