Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Story and photos by David Finger One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday night (February 17th) ...

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-7-1, ...

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Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Ex WBO king Liam 'Beefy' Smith is smoldering from the insinuation yesterday that, at 28, he is now damaged goods following his ...

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Easter, Warren favored to retain titles

The biggest boxing card of Super Bowl Recovery Week takes place Friday night at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Not one,but two world title fights will highlight the Bounce TV-televised event.

In the headliner, unbeaten IBF lightweight champion and hometown hero Robert Easter Jr. (18-0, 14 KOs) defends his title against Puerto Rican brawler Luis Cruz (22-4, 16 KOs). Easter is an off the charts 30:1 favorite to send the locals home happy.

In the co-feature, WBA bantamweight champion Rau’shee Warren (14-1, 4 KOs) figures to have a tougher time against Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KOs). Warren, who is from Cincinnati, Ohio, is -450 to retain his belt , while Zhakiyanov, the WBA interim champion from Kazakhstan, is +360.

The biggest boxing card of Super Bowl Recovery Week takes place Friday night at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. …


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Nietes: No plans of stopping anytime soon

He’s been dominating the last two divisions he’s set his foot in, reigning in the minimumweight and Jr. flyweight divisions since 2007 through 2016. However new to the flyweight division, longest-reigning Filipino world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (39-1-4, 22 KOs) looks like he has set his mind to continue luring world champions – past and current alike – into his snake pit, adding another number to his growing list of victims.

At present, IBF flyweight ranked #3 Nietes has started training for the yet to be finalized vacant world title fight the organization has ordered him and Thailander #4 Eaktawan Krungthepthonburi for, after former champion Johnriel Casimero vacated his title to go after pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua.

Despite talks about retirement considering his age (34), there’s no stopping Ahas who has just started warming up to the idea of dominating yet another division. (more…)

He’s been dominating the last two divisions he’s set his foot in, reigning in the minimumweight and Jr. flyweight divisions …



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Rojo: Jardon was GONE!

New WBC Latino lightweight champion Francisco Rojo, was presented with the belt he won last Saturday by defeating WBC #1 rated Dante Jardón with a tremendous knockout. The presentation was made by Dr. Eunice Rendón, President of COMBOX Ciro Nucci and WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán.

“The best judge of boxing is the knockout,” said Rojo. “I don’t understand how some have doubts about the referee stopping the bout. That punch I landed was heard throughout the arena. Jardon was in bad condition, even though he claimed otherwise. As we all know, no fighter wants to give in, but Dante was gone. You can imagine what would have happened if the referee hadn’t stopped the fight!”

Rojo added that if Jardon wants a rematch he will have to wait his turn and get in line, just as he did when Jardón reigned as champion. He is also considering a move to super featherweight.

New WBC Latino lightweight champion Francisco Rojo, was presented with the belt he won last Saturday by defeating WBC #1 …


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Teen prospect Giron inks Promotional agreement

Former Mexican amateur standout Juan Rene Téllez Girón (7-0, 3 KOs) of Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico has signed a promotional agreement with Ramon Arellano (Arellano Boxing). Arellano who is based in Nashville, Tennessee flew to Mexico on Giron’s 18th birthday February 3rd to sign him. Giron is said to have over 200 amateur fights winning numerous awards. An elated Arellano is already programming Giron to fight in March.

“I am so excited to work with such a young dedicated fighter with so much promise. I love that he has already been tested early in his pro career and remained unbeaten. I will keep him very active and develop his talent properly. This is a future star in boxing,” said Arellano.

Former Mexican amateur standout Juan Rene Téllez Girón (7-0, 3 KOs) of Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico has signed a promotional agreement …




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Santillan tops Friday Doubletree card

Unbeaten unior welterweight Giovani Santillan (20-0, 11 KOs) headlines Friday against Omar Tienda (18-3, 11 KOs) in the eight-round main event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. “I plan to go in right away and make it known to him that I’m the one that is going to control this fight,” said Santillan. “I’ll test him early with different things and see what he’s able to do. I’ll work the angles and study him and at the same time take control of the ring and the pace of the fight.”

In the eight-round co-feature, super featherweight Erick Ituarte (15-1-1, 2 KOs) meets Naciff Castillo (17-9-2, 5 KOs).

Unbeaten unior welterweight Giovani Santillan (20-0, 11 KOs) headlines Friday against Omar Tienda (18-3, 11 KOs) in the eight-round main …


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Baranchyk ready for Ramos

When junior welterweight Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk first entered a boxing gym at age 12 in his native Belarus, he quickly learned why boxing is known as the loneliest sport.

“The man who ran the gym I went to was supposed to be the trainer but he had a drinking problem,” Baranchyk recalled. “Instead of teaching us the sport of boxing, he just opened the gym door each day and left us without steady guidance.”

Baranchyk learned much of the sweet science on his own and didn’t have a stable trainer throughout his amateur career. Amazingly, he won the 2009 World Junior Championships and defeated future two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in the process. After continuing to excel as an amateur, the word quickly got out about the Belarusian buzzsaw. (more…)

When junior welterweight Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk first entered a boxing gym at age 12 in his native Belarus, he …


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Lamont Peterson ready for David Avanesyan

Photos: Wallace Barron

Former two-time world champion Lamont Peterson hosted a media workout in his hometown of Washington, D.C. as he prepares to take on WBA Welterweight Champion David Avanesyan in a 12-round matchup that serves as the co-main event of Showtime Championship Boxing Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Lamont Peterson:

“I’m going through a full-blown training camp and I’ve had a lot of energy. I think the strength will be there too but I’m an energy fighter. I like to put pressure and use my energy. Look for an improved Lamont Peterson.

“People are going to talk a lot about my layoff but honestly that only affects people who aren’t always in the gym. I have been in the gym working hard this entire time. I’ve been working on my craft. I got better and you’ll see on February 18. (more…)

Photos: Wallace Barron Former two-time world champion Lamont Peterson hosted a media workout in his hometown of Washington, D.C. as …


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Trainer George Hernandez: Granados ready for the fight of his life

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“We are the most powerful country in the world with the disease in inner-communities that (are) destroying our youth. This is an epidemic of modern day. Not Russia, not what’s happening in the Ukraine, not Putin. This is bigger. We need to worry about our inner cities. These lives do matter. When I lost Ed Brown, I lost my son,” said George Hernandez, Navy veteran and Chicago-based boxing trainer.

On February 18, his fighter Adrian Granados (21-4, 12 KO) will challenge four-time world champion Adrien Broner (32-2, 24 KO) on Showtime. And when talking about Granados, Hernandez is as clear as when he speaks about working with inner city kids and politics, “Adrian Granados is getting ready for the fight of his life. Again, we are underdogs but so used to the word “underdog”, they should tattoo it on my ass. Where we come from, we have this inner desire to win. We are coming from nothing!”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “We are the most powerful country in the world with the disease in inner-communities that (are) destroying …



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Tyrone Brunson returns March 11

Middleweights Tyrone Brunson and Brandon Quarles will square off in the eight-round main event on Saturday, March 11th as King’s Promotions will stage its first show at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. The 32-year-old Brunson (23-6-2, 22 KOs) turned professional in 2005 and started his career with 19 consecutive first round knockouts. Quarles (18-3-1, 9 KOs) enters with a five-fight winning streak.

Middleweights Tyrone Brunson and Brandon Quarles will square off in the eight-round main event on Saturday, March 11th as King’s …


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Brook-Spence showdown in the works

A purse bid for a fight between IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) and mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) will now take place on February 14 at IBF headquarters in Springfield, New Jersey. The purse bid was originally slated for today, but both camps Eddie Heard (Brook) and Tom Brown (Spence) requested the additional week.

A purse bid for a fight between IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) and mandatory challenger Errol Spence …


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WBO #1 Jafet Uutoni Hits Puerto Rico

All the way from Windhoeck in Namibia, WBO #1 ranked mini flyweight Jafet “The Lion” Uutoni (11-1, 4 KOs) has landed in Puerto Rico for his world title eliminator against unbeaten rising star Angel “Tito” Acosta (15-0, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Roger Mendoza in promoter Miguel Cotto’s hometown of Caguas.

Photo: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions

Jafet Uutoni: “Boxing is boxing all over the world, I’m ready to make a big fight and get the win. I had a long career as an amateur and as a professional. I have 12 fights, but I am more than prepared to be world champion and Acosta is in my way. On Saturday the road will be clear for my big opportunity against the champion Kosei Tanaka.”

The winner of the Acosta vs. Uutoni bout will become the mandatory challenger during the next 90 days to face the WBO Mini flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka who will attend the event.

All the way from Windhoeck in Namibia, WBO #1 ranked mini flyweight Jafet “The Lion” Uutoni (11-1, 4 KOs) has …


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Cuadras, Carmona promise victory

Former WBC super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, (35-1-1, 27 KOs) battles David “Severo” Carmona, (20-3-5, 8 KOs) in a ten-rounder on the PPV undercard of the world middleweight championship clash between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0-0, 33 KOs) and Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs, (32-1, 29 KOs) at Madison Square Garden. Both Cuadras and Carmona hail from Mexico City.

Carlos Cuadras: I wanted a rematch with Roman Gonzalez but right now my sole focus is on Carmona, we’ve known each other for many years and there is a true rivalry between us. I’m looking forward to settling it in the ring at Madison Square Garden, the home of so many classic battles and in front of the great Mexican boxing fans in New York City and those watching on HBO Pay-Per-View.

David Carmona: Carlos has accomplished a great deal in boxing, being a former world champion and undefeated for many years. However, my time is now and I look forward to being victorious on March 18.

Former WBC super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, (35-1-1, 27 KOs) battles David “Severo” Carmona, (20-3-5, 8 KOs) in a …



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The 12th Round: Technology in Sports

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

I am still vibrating from yesterday’s SuperBowl. What a game-ending run for the Patriots, led by the best quarterback in the history of the sport. Such a performance by the Patriots will, without a doubt, be a source of inspiration to millions who find themselves in troubled times. Never give up! Work hard! Keep moving forward! Patience!

Boxing started with a bang this 2017. Great matches, great plans, and so many things we all have to look forward to in the coming months. One of the many priorities of the WBC which makes the 2017 Action Plan is to continue with the innovations and technological implementations in our sport in order to adjust to the current times and to use technology to make boxing safer and better, and to make sure justice prevails. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son I am still vibrating from yesterday’s SuperBowl. What a game-ending run …


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Judge comments Green-Mundine scoring

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

American boxing judge Hubert Minn has admitted to the Australian media that he got his scorecard wrong when officiating the Danny Green vs. Anthony Mundine clash last Friday at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia. The “Green Machine” retained the Australian cruiserweight title by majority decision. The cards from the other judges were 96-94 (should have been 95-94) and 94-94. Minn’s card was an outlier. He scored it 98-90, crediting Green with nine of the ten rounds.

“I’m disappointed in myself. I was surprised with my own scorecard. Maybe I should have scored the last two rounds closer,” Minn told Triple M’s Seb Costello. “My phone’s blowing up. I’m getting texts from people I don’t even know asking if I was paid off. But I own my decision and I still believe Danny won the fight.”

Minn has worked fifty world title bouts and is based in Hawaii.

The Green-Mundine Australian title bout was officiated by three Americans and one Australian which was a first in Aussie boxing – and probably also a last.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing American boxing judge Hubert Minn has admitted to the Australian media that he …


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Today’s EBU purse bid and updates

By Marco Bratusch

Finnish promoter Pekka Maki has won today’s EBU purse bid for the vacant European Union cruiserweight title between Italian of Argentinian descendants Leonardo Damian Bruzzese (16-2, 5 KOs) and 36-year-old Juho Haapoja (27-7-2, 16 KOs), who already held this title from Sept. 2011 until Sept. 2012. Maki offered 40,123 Euros, topping the other two offers arrived at EBU’s office in Rome: Salvatore Cherchi’s OPI 31,317 Euros and Paimander Sports Consulting’s 34,345 Euros. According to Maki Boxing, a suitable date to stage the fight will be likely released inside the current week.

Ukrainian-born puncher Serhi Demchenko (17-11-1, 12KOs), who got Italian citizenship, has officially agreed to become co-challenger for the vacant European Union super middleweight belt. The other co-challenger is French fighter Hadillah Mohoumadi (21-4-1, 16 KOs), for a clash of heavy-handed boxers. Demchenko won the EBU-EU title in the light heavyweight division one year ago stopping Mirko Ricci in round 10, while Mohoumadi held the title at 168 lbs division in 2015 when he kayoed Canarian southpaw Mariano “El Tiburòn” Hilario in 8 rounds. The fighters’ handlers are already in talks over the bout, which will be probably staged in France.

By Marco Bratusch Finnish promoter Pekka Maki has won today’s EBU purse bid for the vacant European Union cruiserweight title …


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Ramos returns on ShoBox Friday

Super lightweight Abel Ramos (17-1-2, 12 KOs) of Arizona will face undefeated Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk (13-0, 10 KOs) this Friday in a nationally televised 10 round main event. The fight will top Showtime’s Sho-Box telecast from the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

This will be the third appearance on the series for Ramos. He had a draw the first time out and lost valiantly in his last appearance. He took some time off and since won three consecutive bouts. (more…)

Super lightweight Abel Ramos (17-1-2, 12 KOs) of Arizona will face undefeated Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk (13-0, 10 KOs) this …



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WBC Francophone ratings as of February 2017

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Chairman Houcine Houichi, Vice-President of the WBC, has released the February ratings of the WBC Francophone championships.

Next titlefight will take place Friday Feb 10 in Roosdaal, Belgium between WBC #14 Bilal Laggoune and Doudou Ngumbu from France for the lightheavyweight title.

Next up is WBC #6 Ilunga Makabu. The former WBC world title challenger from Congo will take on current WBC Mediterranean champion WBC #34 Enad Licina. This vacant cruiserweight titlefight is scheduled for March 25 in Brazzaville, Congo.

The 3rd scheduled titlefight will be between Belgian based former champion WBC #15 Islam Teffahi and WBC #27 Maxime Beaussire from France. The bout for the vacant superwelterweight title will take place on April 15 in Caen, France.

In May Patrice Sou Toke is scheduled to defend his title in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link.

Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

 

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS

 

Chairman Houcine Houichi, Vice-President of the WBC, has released the February ratings of the WBC Francophone championships. Next titlefight will …


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Green: I was fighting purely on balls and instinct

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian cruiserweight champion Danny Green Machine” Green was critical of referee Frank Garza after Anthony “The Man” Mundine connected with what he ruled an illegal punch in the first 30 seconds of the contest on Friday that rendered Green out on his feet and he was not given the five minute rest to recover which the boxer is entitled to under the rules.

“It was a very, very, very cheap shot,” Green told Karl Langdon of 6PR Radio. “The referee was going to call the fight off and disqualify him and I’ve gone, ‘No, that cannot happen. It’ll be a nightmare, there’ll be riots in the stands, there’ll be riots around the country and there’ll be bodies in the street. It couldn’t happen. I had to hang tough and pull it together and somehow try and keep going.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian cruiserweight champion Danny Green Machine” Green was critical of referee Frank Garza …


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Adames fights Prada on Feb 24

By Robert Coster

Unbeaten Dominican welterweight Carlos Adames (10-0, 9 KOs) will face the sternest test of his young career against much more experienced Jean Carlos Prada (31-2-1, 22 KOs) of Venezuela in Santo Domingo on February 24th. The 22-year-old Adames is ranked 7th by the WBA. For his part, Prada’s last fight was an unsuccessful bid for the WBA interim welterweight title last year. (more…)

By Robert Coster Unbeaten Dominican welterweight Carlos Adames (10-0, 9 KOs) will face the sternest test of his young career …


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Melindo-Yaegashi pushed back to May

Earlier last month, it was reported that the clash between IBF Interim world Jr. flyweight titleholder Milan Melindo against regular world champion Akira Yaegashi was negotiated to take place in March. But according to ALA Promotions President/CEO Michael Aldeguer, recent developments have the fight pushed back to May in Japan.

Melindo recently won the IBF world Jr. Flyweight title over Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. last November, making him the mandatory challenger to regular world champion Yaegashi. (more…)

Earlier last month, it was reported that the clash between IBF Interim world Jr. flyweight titleholder Milan Melindo against regular …


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Bryant, Freeman demolish foes in Wilson, NC

Wilson, North Carolina, located 40 miles east of the state capital Raleigh, hosted a professional boxing card at the Bill Ellis Convention Center on Saturday night. Fans went home happy as local favorites Austin “Babyface Assassin” Bryant and Jamar “DaTruth” Freeman scored knockout wins.

Cruiserweight Bryant (3-0, 3 KOs), who was returning to the ring after a six-month layoff, made quick work of Akeem Brown (0-2) scoring a punishing second round KO. Middleweight Freeman (15-5, 8 KOs) scored a first round KO with a body shot against late sub Miguel Queliz (6-4-1, 3 KOs).

Wilson Fight Night “Small Town Big Dreams” was the first professional boxing show to be held in Wilson, NC in ten years. The Top Catz Boxing event attracted a capacity crowd. Their next show is scheduled for April 27 at The Armory in Durham, NC.

Wilson, North Carolina, located 40 miles east of the state capital Raleigh, hosted a professional boxing card at the Bill …


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Pina defeats Austin in Hammond, Indiana

By Craig Wick at ringside

In the main event Saturday of a “4 Champs Promotions” card held at the Hammond, Indiana Armory, Armando Pina (12-0, 9 KOs) won a maulathon over veteran Brad Austin (11-23, 8 KOs) Johnson City, TN after six rounds of occasional cruiserweight action. No knockdowns in this one, unless you count one fighter falling to the deck on top of the other. When there was action, by and large it was Pina, whose work to the body carried him to the 60-54 x 2, and 59-54 UD win. (more…)

By Craig Wick at ringside In the main event Saturday of a “4 Champs Promotions” card held at the Hammond, …


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Kuga stops WBO#6 Ishimoto to win Japanese 122lb belt; Higa, 12-0, 12 KOs, decks tune-up bout before WBC 112lb title shot

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Game and gallant Yusaku Kuga (14-2-1, 10 KOs), 121.75, impressively captured the Japanese 122-pound belt when he swarmed over WBO#6 defending titlist Yasutaka Ishimoto (29-9, 8 KOs), 121.75, from the outset, dropped him with an overhand right and halted him with a towel-tossing from the corner at 2:49 of the second round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Ishimoto, who once upset Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. on points in Macao in 2013, was a prefight favorite due to his previous hairline decision over Kuga in an elimination bout for the vacant national belt thirteen months ago. Ishimoto, making his third defense, absorbed Kuga’s furious opening attack, and hit the deck with an overhand right to the side of the head. It looked like a slip, but the referee Biney Martin took a count and had it go on. The second session witnessed Kuga follow up with a flurry of punches downstairs and upstairs despite the champ’s occasional retaliation. As Kuga accelerated his assault, a towel came in fluttering from the champ’s corner. It looked like a premature stoppage, but since it was thrown by Ishimoto’s chief second, we may have to respect the cornerman’s decision. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Game and gallant Yusaku Kuga (14-2-1, 10 KOs), 121.75, impressively captured the Japanese …


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Rojo shocks WBC #1 lightweight Jardon

In a major upset, unheralded Francisco “Paquito“ Rojo (19-2, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over WBC #1 rated lightweight contender Dante “Crazy“ Jardón (30-6, 23 KOs) on Saturday night in a fight that took place at the new Arena Oasis Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. After four rounds, two judges had it 40-36 for Jardon and the other had it 38-38 according to WBC open scoring. In round five, Rojo knocked down Jardon three times and referee Celestino Castro deemed Jardon unable to continue. Time was 2:07. Rojo claimed the WBC Latino title with the win.

Also, former WBO and IBF minimumweight world champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (22-4-1, 14 KOs) scored a five round technical decision over Hajime Nagai (14-8-2, 4 KOs). Nagai visited the canvas twice in the second round. The bout was eventually cut short and sent to the scorecards due to a cut suffered by Nagai from a headbutt. Scores were 50-43 across the board for Rodriguez, who could be headed for a clash with Roman “Chocolatito” González.

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In a major upset, unheralded Francisco “Paquito“ Rojo (19-2, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over WBC #1 rated …


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Nava returns with decision win

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Former world champion and Federal Deputy Jackie Nava (33-4-3, 14 KOs) made a triumphant return to boxing after a two-year lapse with a ten round unanimous decision Ana Maria Lozano (14-6-1, 10 KOs) before a full house at the Gimnasio Pablo Colín de Cuautitlán in Izcalli, Mexico. Nava applied pressure throughout to win by scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93. She claimed the WBC female super bantamweight international title. Next up for Nava could be Zulina Munoz or Mariana Juarez,

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former world champion and Federal Deputy Jackie Nava (33-4-3, 14 KOs) made a triumphant return to boxing …


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Pennington surprises Gray in upset

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI, Courtney Pennington (10-4-1, 5 KO’s) upset Khiary Gray (14-2, 11 KO’s) for the UBF Northeast Jr. Middleweight Title. The card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports.

Gray won the first three rounds using his jab and landing the heavier shots as he is known for his power. However, the bout changed in the 4th when Pennington scored a knockdown as Gray slipped on the ropes. Despite a welt on his left eye, Pennington continued the momentum by timing Gray’s punches and effectively counter-punching and mounting a steady offense.

Gray ‘slipped’ two more times later in the bout, which could have easily been scored knockdowns. In the 7th, Gray tired so much that Pennington landed several unguarded right hand blows to Gray’s head. Gray survived the round on wobbly legs and wasn’t able to gain enough strength to mount a knockout effort in the 8th and final round. Pennington took shots himself, but was able to gain his composure and outbox the the heavy-handed local champion. The final scores were 77-74, 76-75, and 78-73 in a fantastic main event in front of a full house. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In the main event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI, Courtney …


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Lucas Browne’s Message to Keyboard Warriors

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has a special message for keyboard warriors on social media.

Warning: Contains profanity.

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has a special message for keyboard warriors on social media. Warning: Contains profanity.


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Patera beats Di Silvio to win WBC Mediterranean title

Francesco Patera edged Pasquale Di Silvio by scores of 116-112 (Robert Verwijs), 114-113 (Sergio Silvi) and 115-112 (Olena Pobyvailo) to win the WBC Mediterranean lightweight title in a great battle where both men traded punches for 12 heated rounds.

Patera had a better start and was in a comfortable lead after 4 rnds (40-36, 39-37 and 39-37). They stood toe to toe in the middle rounds with the open scoring as 79-73, 77-75 and 77-75. Patera was almost out on his feet in the last after taking a huge right hook but survived till the final bell and was rightly awarded the close decision.

Jill Serron scored her second pro win with a points decision against French Wendy Vincent.

Michael Pareo stopped in 3 rnds Mohamed Boulahya.

Francesco Patera edged Pasquale Di Silvio by scores of 116-112 (Robert Verwijs), 114-113 (Sergio Silvi) and 115-112 (Olena Pobyvailo) to …


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Eubank halts Quinlan to win IBO title

WBC #7 super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Renold Quinlan (11-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympia, in London. Eubank, also rated WBA #4 and IBF #5 at middleweight, was very fast and sharp. Quinlan was super game and took a lot of shots throughout the fight. The bout was finally waved off by referee Howard Foster at 2:07 of round ten. Eubank claimed Quinlan’s IBO 168lb world title.

WBC #7 super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Renold Quinlan (11-2, 7 …


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Hammer TKOs Price in seven

WBO #6 rated heavyweight Christian Hammer (24-4, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over former Olympic medalist and WBO #5 rated David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympia, in London. Price, who came in at a massive 275 pounds, dropped Hammer at the end of round five, but then ran out of gas in round six and was mercilessly pummeled by Hammer in the seventh. Time was 1:22. Hammer retained his WBO Euro heavyweight title. Two big wins in a row now for Hammer, who beat Erkan Teper in his previous fight.

WBO #6 rated heavyweight Christian Hammer (24-4, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over former Olympic medalist and WBO …


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Kabayel defeats Hubeaux to win vacant EBU heavyweight title

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Unbeaten German heavyweight Agit Kabayel (16-0, 12 KOs) score a twelve round unanimous decision over Belgian Herve “Double Ax” Hubeaux (26-2, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant European heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. Kabayel pressed the action and was busier. Hubeaux also had his moments, but it was Kabayel who did more and landed the bigger shots. Scores were 117-111, 119-109, 117-112.

Kabayel was originally slated to face Mariusz Wach, but Wach pulled out with an injury three weeks ago and Hubeaux stepped in.

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Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Unbeaten German heavyweight Agit Kabayel (16-0, 12 KOs) score a twelve round unanimous decision …


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Trainer Kevin Barry: Time for boxing spotlight on Ugonoh

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“This is my moment and 2017 is my year. I want to challenge myself and show the world how good I am. If I do what I’m supposed to do, I can see myself fighting for a world championship in the next 18 months,” says unbeaten heavyweight Izuagbe “Black Pole” Ugonoh (17-0, 14 KOs).

Ugonoh was born in Szczecin, Poland, to Nigerian parents and recently signed with Haymon Sports. His trainer Kevin Barry is convinced that Ugonoh’s fight with Dominic Breazeale (17-1, 15 KOs) on the undercard of the February 25 Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington championship bout (PBC on FOX) will be a perfect stage to introduce the “Black Pole” to America. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “This is my moment and 2017 is my year. I want to challenge myself and show the …


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Mundine: They robbed me

Former world champion Anthony Mundine reflects on his controversial majority decision loss to Danny Green.

Former world champion Anthony Mundine reflects on his controversial majority decision loss to Danny Green.


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Verdejo struggles to win over Flores

WBO #1 lightweight Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (21-0, 15 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Oliver Flores (27-4-2, 17 KOs) on Friday night in front of 7,143 boxing fans at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Verdejo, returning to the ring for the first time since a bad motorcycle accident last August, controlled most the fight against the defensive-minded Flores. Flores finally woke up in round eight and started taking it to Verdejo the rest of the way. It was too little, too late for Flores, however, as Verdejo won 99-91, 96-94, 98-92.

Next up for “El Diamante” could be a world title shot against WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan this summer, possibly at Madison Square Garden. Coming off this performance, one must ask if Verdejo is really ready for Flanagan. (more…)

WBO #1 lightweight Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (21-0, 15 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Oliver Flores (27-4-2, …


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Franco KOs Pasillas, remains undefeated

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

LA Fight Club kicked off its 2017 season as San Antonio, Texas’s Joshua “The Professor” Franco (9-0, 5 KOs) scored a third round knockout against Ensenada, Mexico’s Victor “Dragon” Pasillas (8-6-2, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles in the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella super-flyweight main event.

Photo: Kyte Monroe/Box Stats

Firing away combinations in the opening round, Franco boxed well as he kept Pasillas away. Continuing to throw combinations Franco outworked Pasillas as he came straight at Franco’s punches. A left hook inside followed by a right uppercut from Franco staggered Pasillas and as he went down, referee Raul Caiz stopped the fight 2:32. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside LA Fight Club kicked off its 2017 season as San Antonio, Texas’s Joshua “The Professor” …




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