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

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Lopez-Roman upgraded to WBA eliminator

The previously announced matchup between undefeated WBA #3 ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez and the WBA’s #4 ranked Danny Roman has been elevated to a 12-round title eliminator for the WBA (regular) Super Bantamweight belt held by Nehomar Cermeno. Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) will square off in the most significant fight of their careers in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on January 20, live on Showtime from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

In a featured bout on the four-fight ShoBox telecast, undefeated, former national amateur champion Kenneth Sims Jr. (10-0, 3 KOs) will face a new opponent, once-beaten Emmanuel Robles (15-1-1, 5 KOs), in an eight-round super lightweight bout.

Also, in the televised opener, undefeated Stephon Young (15-0, 3 KOs) will take on new foe Elton Dharry (20-5-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout. (more…)

The previously announced matchup between undefeated WBA #3 ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez and the WBA’s #4 ranked Danny Roman …


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Selby to defend IBF feather title Jan 28

IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) will fight for the second time in the United States when he battles former world champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs) live on Showtime Extreme January 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“It’s been a dream of mine since I was a young kid to box in a world title fight in Las Vegas, the mecca of boxing,” said Selby, who is known as the Welsh Floyd Mayweather. “I’ve seen U.K. fighters like Lennox Lewis, Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe and Amir Khan box in Las Vegas and I always knew that’s where I wanted to fight. My mandatory challenger is experienced, dangerous and I will not take him lightly. I’ve had a strong training camp and I am 100 percent focused on putting on a show for the American fans and the traveling fans from the U.K. My number one objective is to bring my world title back to Wales.” (more…)

IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) will fight for the second time in the United States when …



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Valley Fight Night Returns to Studio City

The ONLY professional boxing show in the San Fernando Valley returns to the World Famous Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California on Friday, January 27. Presented by Top Rank in association with Bash Boxing, Valley Fight Night 11 will once again feature undefeated blue chip prospects from the Top Rank stable including the 8 round televised Junior Lightweight main event between the Motor City’s Erick De Leon (14-0, 8KOs) and New Mexico’s Jose Salinas (10-2-1, 5 KO’s).

In the televised co-main event, South El Monte’s Arnold Barboza Jr. (14-0, 5KOs) will put his unbeaten record on the line against Denver’s Johnny Rodriguez (8-1-1, 5KOs) in an 8 round welterweight bout. (more…)

The ONLY professional boxing show in the San Fernando Valley returns to the World Famous Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, …


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The 12th Round: Trainers – Where it all begins

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

As we begin a new year, and prepare for tremendous action around the world, I would like to acknowledge a few good men who have gone onto the path of no return during the recent holidays. The WBC lost another Board of Governors member, Edward Thangarajah, who peacefully died in the company of his family in England, closing an era which opened the doors of professional boxing to the country of Thailand through his hard work and dedication. The WBC and EBU lost another dear person, Willibald Pallatin, the head of boxing in Austria who lost the battle against cancer. The WBO lost its ratings committee chairman also to cancer. Mr. Luis Perez passed away in Puerto Rico and just a few days ago, boxing lost a very dear ring official, Gale Van Hoy, who died from respiratory complications. May they all rest in peace.

During the WBC annual convention held last December at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood Florida, a panel of trainers was formed and eventually led to the creation of a committee which will be administered under the WBC technical committee with the intentions to gather important information regarding life at the gym and implement common practices and procedures which will lead to safety and prevention for fighters regardless whether they are amateur, four-rounders or world champions. The panel, which was supposed to have a twenty-minute discussion, went on for a full hour and had to be cut short as there were so many topics that were of interest. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son As we begin a new year, and prepare for tremendous action …




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Frampton aims to go 2-0 over Santa Cruz

By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated WBA featherweight champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) is set for his rematch with former three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) on January 28th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas live on Showtime.

Carl Frampton
Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

“This is a big fight. Obviously the first fight was a great fight. I was very happy Leo gave me a chance to fight for the title. There was a rematch clause in the contract, but if there wasn’t I would have been happy to give him the rematch,” Carl Frampton told Fightnews.com®. “I am a man of my word. These are the fights I want to be a part of and I enjoyed every part of it. I will do whatever I can to make sure I come out on top again.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Undefeated WBA featherweight champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) is set for his rematch with …


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Zlaticanin ready for Mikey Garcia

There has been a fair share of media of attention on former world champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) of late. He will pursue his third world title in as many divisions on January 28. In contrast, there has been little talk of the WBC lightweight world champion he will look to dethrone at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. His name is Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KOs).

Dejan Zlaticanin
Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Zlaticanin of Montenegro became his country’s first world champion winning the vacant world title this past June. This may have been his biggest achievement in boxing but not his biggest name opponent. That was former world champion Ricky Burns, who he beat by split decision in Burns’ hometown. Zlaticanin, who is managed by Alex Vaysfelfd (Union Boxing) and Milorad Martinovic, enters this bout as a 2:1 underdog. But, he’s unfazed and determined to retain his title. (more…)

There has been a fair share of media of attention on former world champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) of …


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Williams-Zarzar ends in draw

By Jesse Kelley at ringside

Phil “The Drill” Williams (15-9, 14 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN retained his Minnesota State Cruiserweight title after he and challenger Mengistu “The Dynamic Warrior” Zarzar fought to an eight round draw on Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. There was a lot of posturing and feinting but not a lot of punches thrown or landed by either of the southpaws throughout the eight rounds of action. Williams kept his hands low and waited to counter while Zarzar waited for openings to get close to the taller and longer Williams.

Photo: Jesse Kelley

When the two cruiserweights did throw punches, it was largely only after the ten-second warning came to close out some of the rounds. Williams appeared to land his jab more frequently then Zarzar but no damaging blows landed by either of the chiseled fighters. After the draw was announced, words were exchanged and Williams and Zarzar rushed each other and needed to be separated. Members of the crowd also stormed the ring although nothing of consequence followed before the ring was eventually cleared. Scores read 78-74 for Williams, 77-76 for Zarzar, and 76-76. (more…)

By Jesse Kelley at ringside Phil “The Drill” Williams (15-9, 14 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN retained his Minnesota State Cruiserweight …


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K-9 Bundrage crushes Gomez

By Brad Snyder, The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

When you have the Detroit Lions making a playoff appearance the same night as a Detroit boxing card, some may worry. Cornelius Bundrage joked and said, “I have given more World Championships to the city than the Lions.” Needless to say, Bundrage was right and people came out and supported promoter Eddie Jaafar’s show in Dearborn, Saturday night.

The main event featured Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage facing off against Sergio Gomez from Nicaragua. Bundrage stepping into the ring for the first time since his loss to Jermal Charlo on September 12, 2015, K-9 admitted earlier in the week that this fight was no swan song. At 43 years of age, Bundrage said, “i hope this is another start to a run at the title.” (more…)

By Brad Snyder, The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder When you have the Detroit Lions making a playoff appearance the same …



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Zab Judah to return on January 21

By Gabriel F. Cordero

39-year-old former champion Zab Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) announced he’ll be fighting on January 21 against Jorge Luis Munguia (13-7, 5 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round super lightweight bout at the Sun Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Judah’s last fight was a unanimous decision loss to Paulie Malignaggi in December 2013.

By Gabriel F. Cordero 39-year-old former champion Zab Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) announced he’ll be fighting on January 21 against …


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FBHOF Names 2017 Inductees

Amid the largest turnout ever for the 7th annual SJC Boxing Open House the FBHOF announced the Class of 2017.

Fighters: Michael Moorer, David Lewter, Oscar Montilla, Melissa Del Valle, David Jaco, Ronald “Winky” Wright – deceased fighters: Trevor Berbick and Alex Stewart. Trainers: John David Jackson and Ken Adams. Media: Charles Jay, John Rinaldi, Alex Rinaldi. Participants: Steve Shepherd – deceased partipant: Dick Lee, Officials/Commission: Jorge Alonso, Al Wilensky and Bill Anello. The FBHOF also announced that Phyllis Garry and Bismark Morales will receive special “Lifetime Achievement Awards.”

The Induction weekend will be June 23, 24 and 25, 2017 in Tampa. Check their site for info: www.floridaboxinghalloffame.com

Amid the largest turnout ever for the 7th annual SJC Boxing Open House the FBHOF announced the Class of 2017. …


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Arum: Manny is on board to fight Horn

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) has seen tapes of WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0, 11 KOs) in action and Manny and his team are on board to defend the WBO championship against the Australian on April 23 in Brisbane IF the necessary money can be raised in Australia, says Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

“Manny has seen some of Jeff Horn’s previous fights, we’ve shown him tapes,” said Arum. “Manny thinks Jeff is a very live fighter — in the sense he’s a come-ahead guy and he says it will be a tremendous fight and a good challenge for him. Manny is on board for this fight…we are very excited about this fight.”

Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan will meet with Arum in Los Angeles on Tuesday to discuss details.

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) has seen tapes of WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0, 11 KOs) in …


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Wawrzyk trainer: Wilder good, but not great

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Wilder isn’t Holyfield, he makes a lot of errors,” said Fiodor Łapin, the esteemed Polish trainer who worked corners with – among others – current top cruiserweight Krzysztof Głowacki, former WBC/IBF cruiserweight champion “Diablo” Włodarczyk, heavyweight contender “The Pin” Szpilka and now works with Andrzej Wawrzyk.

Photo: Polsatsport.pl

Preparing Wawrzyk for the WBC title fight against the undefeated Deontay Wilder, Łapin is fairly confident… but he also knows how big the challenge is.

“It’s a great challenge for Andrzej, for me, for our promotional group,” said Łapin when Polsat TV, the leading Polish network, visited Wawrzyk’s training camp at the KnockOut gym in Warszawa. “Fighting for the world championship in the United States, in front of millions, is a dream of every boy who ever picked up the gloves. We have to win. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “Wilder isn’t Holyfield, he makes a lot of errors,” said Fiodor Łapin, the esteemed Polish trainer who …



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IBF #12 Broadhurst: I could beat Danny Green

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #12 light heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (19-1, 11 KOs) says he could defeat former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green (35-5, 28 KOs) but is currently working as chhief sparring partner Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs), who February 3 grudge rematch with the “Green Machine” in Adelaide, South Australia.

“I have a big jab and right hand like Danny,” Broadhurst said. “But I’ve always maintained I could beat Danny because I have a much better punch output. I’m a lot busier than him. He relies more on big thumping punches now and can’t maintain a high workload. I’m really looking forward to helping Choc (Mundine) win the rematch.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #12 light heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (19-1, 11 KOs) says he could defeat …


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WBC Francophone ratings as of January 2017

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

The championships steadily increased their level since their creation on Jan 1, 2015. 3 championships are already confirmed to take place in the first months of 2017.

The first to take place will be WBC #14 Bilal Laggoune. The Belgian prospect will defend his lightheavyweight title against always dangerous Doudou Ngumbu from France on Feb 10 in Roosdaal, Belgium.

Next up is WBC #6 Ilunga Makabu. The former WBC world title challenger from Congo will take on current WBC Mediterranean champion WBC #31 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 #19 Islam Teffahi and WBC #25 Maxime Beaussire from France. The bout for the vacant superwelterweight title will take place on April 15 in Caen, France.

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.

 

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Chairman Houcine Houichi, Vice-President of the WBC, has released the January ratings of the WBC Francophone championships. The championships steadily …


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Cotto-Kirkland LA Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla

Five-time world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) and hard-hitting slugger James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) held a press conference Friday afternoon at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California for their upcoming showdown taking place February 25 at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas live on HBO Pay per view.

Photo: Hector Santos Guia/Miguel Cotto Promotions/Roc Nation Sports

Miguel Cotto: “I am happy to be here. My camp started three weeks ago. Freddie is in charge and I know I’ll be ready for February 25th. We are ready for the fight. I feel good and marvelous. Freddie has trained me well and I am confident that I will be ready for February 25th.

“James is a tough fighter and he’s going to go to work with victory on his mind. I’m going to work with that, too. We are going to start camp today with Freddie and we are looking forward to the fight. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Five-time world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) and hard-hitting slugger James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 …


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Williams-Zarzar weights from Minneapolis

By Jesse Kelley

Below are the weights from today’s weigh-in’s that took place at Lyke’s Boxing Gym in Coon Rapids, MN. Caleb Truax’s bout versus Joshua Okine was canceled. I was told Okine fell off because the New Jersey State Commission would not accept an eye exam that was done with the understanding it would have taken Okine off suspension. It didn’t work out that way so Seconds Out Promotions got Darnell Boone to come in on short notice to box Truax in an 8 round exhibition bout.

Phil Williams 198.4 vs. Mengistu Zarzar 187.8
(Minnesota State Cruiserweight Championship)
Caleb Truax 175.2 vs. Darnell Boone 180
(8 round exhibition)
Livian Navarro 145.2 vs. Gilbert Venegas 143.6
Stan Martyniouk 141.4 vs. Justin Savi 133.6
Uriel Lara 151.6 vs. Fred Thomas 155

Promoter: Seconds Out Promotions
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN

By Jesse Kelley Below are the weights from today’s weigh-in’s that took place at Lyke’s Boxing Gym in Coon Rapids, …



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March 18 Albuquerque card announced

On March 18th, Victory Boxing Promotions and Rumble in Rio team up to present a night of charity boxing at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The card kicks off with eight amateur “guns & hoses” bouts between New Mexico Police and Firefighters who will fight to benefit the Jim Franklin Bike Giveaway Program and various New Mexico children’s organizations in New Mexico. The professional portion of the card will feature top prospects from the area, including flyweight Matthew Griego (6-0, 6KO) and super featherweight Alex Holguin (9-1, 6KO). Hard-hitting Carlos “El Tiburon” Sanchez (11-0, 10KO), who hails from San Felipe, Mexico, will also be looking to remain undefeated in a six round bout at junior welterweight. (more…)

On March 18th, Victory Boxing Promotions and Rumble in Rio team up to present a night of charity boxing at …


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LA Fight Club returns Feb 3

Opening the 2017 edition of the popular LA Fight Club series on February 3 when Joshua “The Professor” Franco (8-0, 4 KOs) will take a critical step in his career in an eight-round super-flyweight main event battle against Victor “Dragon” Pasillas (8-6-2, 5 KOs) live from the Belasco Theater downtown Los Angeles and on Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar.

Also in action, Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (7-0, 4 KOs) will fight as the co-main event against Baltazar Ramirez (3-2, 3 KOs) in a scheduled six-round lightweight bout. (more…)

Opening the 2017 edition of the popular LA Fight Club series on February 3 when Joshua “The Professor” Franco (8-0, …


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Junior Wright moves up to heavyweight

Former cruiserweight world title challenger “Hurricane” Junior Wright has been hitting the weights hard and will enter the ring for the first time as a heavyweight in his next ring appearance.

Wright (15-2-1, 12 KOs) from Evanston, Illinois, expects to come in at a muscular 225 lbs. when he takes on Detroit’s Damon McCreary (15-6, 11 KOs) in an eight-round featured bout on promoter Dmitriy Salita’s special Sunday edition of his “Detroit Brawl” series on January 22 at Masonic Temple in Detroit. (more…)

Former cruiserweight world title challenger “Hurricane” Junior Wright has been hitting the weights hard and will enter the ring for …


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Undefeated middleweight Tommy Langford signs with Frank Warren

Undefeated British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Champion Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs) has signed a new long-term promotional deal with Frank Warren. Ranked at number two in the world by the WBO, Langford is eyeing some huge fights in 2017 and is close to landing himself a world title shot.

“I’m delighted to have signed a new promotional deal with Frank,” said Langford. “He’s delivered everything he promised and got me the fights I wanted and needed at the right times. I’m currently a British champion and ranked no.2 in the world with the WBO so he’s been very good to me.”

Undefeated British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Champion Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs) has signed a new long-term promotional deal …


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FBHOF Class of 2017 announcement this Saturday

This Saturday the SJC Boxing Gym will hold its 7th annual open house. As part of the festivities, the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2017 inductees.

“This is one of the highlights of the year for boxing fans,” SJC’s Steve Canton told Fightnews.com®. “We’ll be open from 12:00 noon until 5:00pm. There will be refreshments, book signings, gym workouts by the SJC Boxing Team, autographs and pictures. Many of the boxing greats and Hall of Famers who were inducted previously will be here to welcome the new class of inductees. The official announcement will be at 3:00pm. We expect between 20-30 Hall of Famers.”

At the SJC Boxing Gym is located at 1919 Winkler Ave. in Fort Myers, Florida.

This Saturday the SJC Boxing Gym will hold its 7th annual open house. As part of the festivities, the Florida …


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Arum and Lonergan meet next Tuesday to discuss Horn vs. Pacquiao for April 23

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #2, IBF #2 Jeff Horn (16-0, 11 KOs) is getting closer to his dream of challenging WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) with the booking of the Suncorp Stadium Brisbane, Queensland, Australia for April 23 and with Duco Events Director Dean Lonergan and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum scheduled to meet next Tuesday in Los Angeles to see if the fight can go ahead on that date in Australia. The details have not been finalized, but Jeff Horn is excited that the fight could happen on that date in his hometown of Brisbane.

“Is it the right time? You could say that at any point,” Horn told Grantlee Kieza of the Brisbane Courier-Mail. “I’ve got the youth on my side and Pacquiao’s 38 now. He’s got the experience but I have got the youth on my side and that will get me the win. I think over his last couple of fights, I’ve seen him go down a little bit. He’s still got very, very good movement, very good skill. But I think he has dropped just slightly, which is a lot at that level.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #2, IBF #2 Jeff Horn (16-0, 11 KOs) is getting closer to …


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“Buddy” McGirt: I thought I was dying!

Former world champion and famed trainer James “Buddy” McGirt is a staple at the annual International Boxing Hall of Fame ceremonies in Canastota, New York, as an invited guest. Many feel that McGirt himself should be an inductee as both a fighter and trainer, like he is in the Florida, New York and New Jersey Boxing Halls of Fame. As a fighter, he was a two-division world champion. As a trainer, he has led multiple well known fighters to upsets and world title victories. He was also a recipient of the coveted Trainer of the Year award.

But, all of these accolades and accomplishments were the furthest things from McGirt’s mind following his recent trip to the Emergency Room. It was a terrifying experience for him to say the least. Fightnews.com caught up with McGirt at his home in Vero Beach, Florida, where is now resting comfortably and recovering. (more…)

Former world champion and famed trainer James “Buddy” McGirt is a staple at the annual International Boxing Hall of Fame …


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Gary Russell Jr. returns Feb 18

The WBC has announced that Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs) will be making the third defense of his WBC featherweight crown on February 18 against interim champion Oscar Escandon. The bout will take place on the Broner-Granados card in Cincinnati.

The clash for the vacant WBC super bantamweight title between Gavin McDonnell and Rey Vargas takes place on February 25 at the Hull Ice Arena in Hull, England. The belt became vacant when champion Hozumi Hasegawa announced his retirement.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and the Sulaiman Family have announced the 3rd Year Memorial Mass for WBC Lifetime President, Don José Sulaimán Chagnon. All fighters, media, boxing fans, friends and family join the Sulaiman Family in remembering Don Jose. Mass will be held January 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 621 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007

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The WBC has announced that Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs) will be making the third defense of his WBC …


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Badou Jack & Thomas Dulorme quotes and photos

Photos: Mayweather Promotions

Super middleweight champion Badou Jack spoke to media in Las Vegas Thursday, just days before he travels across the country for his world title unification showdown against James DeGale on Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on Showtime.

Joining him at the workout at Mayweather Boxing Club was former title challenger Thomas Dulorme, who opens up action on SHOWTIME EXTREME in an eight-round welterweight bout against Brian Jones. Televised coverage on Showtime Extreme begins at 7 PM ET/PT. (more…)

Photos: Mayweather Promotions Super middleweight champion Badou Jack spoke to media in Las Vegas Thursday, just days before he travels …


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Chavez says Canelo purse demands excessive

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has commented on the status in the negotiations for a possible bout with current WBO super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. According to Junior, negotiations are still ongoing but Canelo wants 5x his purse and he finds that unfair and difficult to accept. “I agreed to go to 165 pounds and everything they asked for I’ve accepted. We agreed to less money, but not these excessive childish whims. We’re going to do things professionally and correctly, otherwise there’s no sense to give importance or grow the egos of people who don’t look out for people and the sport or care about the boxing fans.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has commented on the status in the negotiations for …


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WBA orders Briggs-Oquendo negotiations

The WBA Championship Committee has ordered Shannon Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) and Fres Oquendo (37-8, 24 KOs) to commence negotiations to fight for the WBA regular heavyweight title. Both sides have 30 days to come to an agreement or a purse bid will be ordered. Currently, the title is vacant. Originally, Lucas Browne was supposed to face Briggs, but Browne was removed after testing positive for a banned substance for the second time. Oquendo is in the WBA heavyweight title mix due to a court order. Plans call for the Briggs-Oquendo winner to face Alexander Ustinov next.

The WBA Championship Committee has ordered Shannon Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) and Fres Oquendo (37-8, 24 KOs) to commence negotiations …


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Pacquiao flies to Cayman Islands; Koncz takes charge

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao is on his way to the Cayman Islands for business and a little bit of pleasure confident that longtime Canadian adviser Mike Koncz will handle the negotiations well relative his much-awaited April 22 fight. The trip to the Caribbean was formalized last November, a week after his triumphant 12-rounder with Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao is being lured to bring his act to Australia to face local bet Jeff Horn but is also being eyed to see action in Dubai and even in England, according to Koncz.

Koncz is looking outside the US as the pay-per-view business there appears to be on a downhill. But Koncz is not losing hope on America, where Pacquiao has fought almost exclusively since 2001. “We are not giving up on fighting in the States,” said Koncz, who will be discussing with prospective promoters the next few days.

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao is on his way to the Cayman Islands for business and a little bit of …


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Peltz to continue Philly Fight Night series

The popular Philly Fight Night boxing series will move forward with its second season in 2017, promoter J Russell Peltz announced today. “We have a minimum of four fight cards scheduled—one each quarter—with the first one set for Friday, March 10, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia., “Peltz said. “Last year was a good one with four solid main events: Jesse Hart vs. Dashon Johnson; Johnson vs. DeCarlo Perez; Tyrone Brunson vs. Ismael Garcia; Tevin Farmer vs. Dardan Zenunaj.

“Our plans are to make 2017 even better, but if we cannot make the main events we want to make, then we will alter our strategy and present the best of the up-and-coming fighters in competitive matchups. We are not in the business of building fighters’ records at the expense of the paying customers. When you shell out anywhere from $40 to $75 for a ticket, you are entitled to watch competitive fights. That remains our business model.” (more…)

The popular Philly Fight Night boxing series will move forward with its second season in 2017, promoter J Russell Peltz …


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Broner-Granados Update

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) takes on Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) February 18 in a matchup of world-ranked 140-pound contenders. Showtime will televise. No official site yet, but it looks like Xavier University in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner is rated WBC #4, Granados is WBA #4, WBC #7.

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) takes on Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) February 18 in a matchup …


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Ramos-Baranchyk Feb 10 ShoBox in Oklahoma

Super lightweight Abel Ramos (17-1-2, 9 KOs) of Arizona will next take on unbeaten USBA champion and IBF #12 rated Ivan Baranchyk(13-0, 10 KOs) of Russia. The 10 round main event will take place February 10th at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. The ShoBox televised main event bout will be fought at a contracted weight of 140 pounds. This will be Ramos’ third appearance on the series having a draw and a loss in his two previous appearances.

His management is confident the third time will be the charm. “Abel has bounced back with three wins since his last ShoBox appearance. He is training extremely hard for this fight and our team expects him to get his first win on the series this time out,” said Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak. Lou DiBella (DiBella Entertainment) and Tony Holden (Holden Productions) will promote the event.

Super lightweight Abel Ramos (17-1-2, 9 KOs) of Arizona will next take on unbeaten USBA champion and IBF #12 rated …


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Horn: I’ve got the tools to win against Pacquiao

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #2,IBF #2 Jeff Horn (16-0, 11 KOs) is confident he can defeat WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) and mentions that he was watching Pacman in action before he became a boxer and is targeting the Filipino great in 2017.

“It’d be a dream come true,” Horn said. “Especially against Pacquiao, he’s one of the reasons I got into the sport. I was watching him before I even got into boxing. There’s no point waiting, I reckon. I’ve got the tools to win against Pacquiao and I’ve believed that for a while.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #2,IBF #2 Jeff Horn (16-0, 11 KOs) is confident he can defeat …


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“Chocolatito” Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sources close to the WBC super flyweight world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzales say he could return on February 25 in Texas or on March 4 in New York against WBC #1 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

If February 25, Chocolatito would fight on the PPV event headlined by four-division former champion Miguel Cotto and WBA world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in separate bouts in Frisco, Texas. If March 4, he could fight on the card topped by the welterweight unification between WBC champ Danny Garcia and WBA Keith Thurman. No site officially announced yet but the card is expected to land at Barclays. Television is likely Showtime or CBS.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Sources close to the WBC super flyweight world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzales say he could return …


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Jack-DeGale Quick Quotes

WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack and IBF super middleweight king James DeGale hosted an international media
conference on Wednesday to talk up their January 14 unification clash that headlines Showtime’s debut 2017 telecast from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

James DeGale: “I’m number one in the division and Badou Jack wants the spot. We’ll have to see if he can take it…He’s pretty basic, good at everything but doesn’t have any special effects, just straight forward…speed, movement, I’m faster than Badou Jack. He’s going to be shocked.”

Badou Jack: “I’ve been training really hard. I can’t wait for fight night to prove that I’m the best…my fight with Bute wasn’t a draw. But come fight night it’s just me and James DeGale, the past don’t matter…it’s gonna be a war.”

WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack and IBF super middleweight king James DeGale hosted an international media conference on Wednesday …










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