Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

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Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Burns: I can handle fierce punchers

Ricky Burns says he’ll handle the power of big-hitting mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh – but questioned whether Relikh has the temperament for the big stage as Burns defends his WBA Wold Super Lightweight title at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Friday night. Burns became Scotland’s first three-weight World champion in May when he stopped Michele Di Rocco in front of a fever-pitch crowd in the same arena.

Unbeaten Relikh boasts 19 KO’s from his 21 wins and Burns is ready to nullify that punching power, questioning whether the Belarussian will be able to handle the pressure of the biggest fight of his career in front of a passionate Glasgow crowd.

“It’s going to be interesting to see how he copes and adapts to the atmosphere,” said Burns. “I don’t know what sort of person he is. But obviously this is a big step up for him, first time he’s headlined an Arena show live on Sky Sports, and he’s walking into the lion’s den in Glasgow. Hopefully the fans will make it hostile for him and I don’t think it will sink in the level he’s at until there’s just me, him and the ref in the ring. (more…)

Ricky Burns says he’ll handle the power of big-hitting mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh – but questioned whether Relikh has the …


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Late Results from Hinckley, MN

By Jesse Kelley

Brian Howard (12-1, 9 KO’s) of Atlanta, Georgia won an eight round unanimous decision over Phil Williams (16-8-2, 14 KO’s) on last Saturday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Scores read 79-73, 79-73, 78-74. There was not much action throughout the eight rounds, with both fighters showing a lot of respect for each other’s power. Howard won rounds with his quick and long jab while Williams waited for an opening to counter, which never ended up coming. No significant punch was landed by either fighter although the fight did get heated in the closing seconds of the fight. Williams attacked Howard with ten seconds left in the bout and the two ended up tangled in a corner as the fight came to a close. Williams then shoved Howard and Howard tried to retaliate before being separated by cornermen and security. (more…)

By Jesse Kelley Brian Howard (12-1, 9 KO’s) of Atlanta, Georgia won an eight round unanimous decision over Phil Williams …



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World of Boxing has announced that WBA/IBF unified cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev and Murat Gassiev will face off on December 3 in Moscow.

TGB Promotions has requested program permits from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for boxing events to be held on January 21 and January 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, to be televised on Showtime. TGB Promotions, headed by promoter Tom Brown, normally features PBC boxers on their shows.

Showtime Championship Boxing, which has been M.I.A. (missing in action) since July, is expected to televise IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s next defense against TBA on November 26 (which could possibly be against Wladimir Klitschko). The network also might slip in another November date.

HBO Championship Boxing returns on the same November 26 date with WBO super featrherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters. This is HBO’s first telecast since September 10 (other than two PPVs).

World of Boxing has announced that WBA/IBF unified cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev and Murat Gassiev will face off on …


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Photos: WBS kickoff event

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The World Boxing Society (WBS) is the latest new sanctioning body. The official kickoff event was recently held in Bangkok, Thailand. The organization is headed by Korean Yang Sup Shim, a former WBA executive. Former world champion Chris John is one of the most notable members.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada The World Boxing Society (WBS) is the latest new sanctioning body. The official kickoff event was recently …




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WBC/VADA Clean Boxing Program Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

World Boxing Council (WBC) President Mauricio Sulaiman spoke this week the WBC/WADA Clean Boxing Program created to educate boxers on the issue of doping and prevent cheating. “For us, our priority is to protect the fighter and we seek it to be an educational process,” said Sulaiman.

The WBC requires the 17 divisional champions and the top fifteen contenders in each weight category to be subject to random drug testing to identify performance-enhancing drugs and other illegal substances. The deadline for boxers to register for the program has passed and the new WBC ratings will remove boxers who haven’t registered. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero World Boxing Council (WBC) President Mauricio Sulaiman spoke this week the WBC/WADA Clean Boxing Program created …


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Tabugon arrives in Mexico for Estrada clash

Filipino super flyweight Raymond “Tornado” Tabugon (18-5-1, 8 KOs) of General Santos City arrived in Mexico on October 4 to face former world champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada of Mexico on October 8 at the Estadio Francisco León García in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. Tabugon and his team arrived via Los Angeles, according to his manager Jim Claude Manangquil, chief executive officer of the Sanman Promotions.

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“Tabugon and his team arrived ahead of his fight with Estrada,” said Manangquil. “Tabugon’s preparation is OK. And he is good to go for October 8. I expect Tabugon to fight hard like he always does. This is a big opportunity for him.” (more…)

Filipino super flyweight Raymond “Tornado” Tabugon (18-5-1, 8 KOs) of General Santos City arrived in Mexico on October 4 to …


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Felix-Herrera undercard announced

Professional boxing returns to the World Famous Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California on October 14. Presented by Top Rank in association with Bash Boxing, the San Fernando Valley’s only pro boxing series Valley Fight Night 10 will be supplemented by blue chip prospects from the Top Rank stable including the main event between Jose Felix Jr. (34-1-1, 26KOs) and Alan Herrera (34-8, 22 KO’s). Felix Jr. will put his #3 WBO and #5 IBF World Rankings on the line against his fellow countryman in a 10 round Lightweight battle. (more…)

Professional boxing returns to the World Famous Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California on October 14. Presented by Top Rank …


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Tyson Fury: I don’t want to live anymore

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he hasn’t been in the gym for months, has “done lots of cocaine” in the last few months, and doesn’t want to live anymore. In a long, sad and disturbing interview with Rolling Stone, Fury stated “I’ve done lots of cocaine. Lots of it. Why shouldn’t I take cocaine? It’s my life isn’t it? I can do what I want. Yeah, I have done cocaine. Plenty of people have done cocaine as well. What the f–k has that got to do with anything? That ain’t a performance enhancing drug. Am I not allowed to have a life now as well? Do they want to take my personal life off me too? I’ve not been in a gym for months. I’ve not been training. I’ve been going through depression. I just don’t want to live anymore, if you know what I’m saying. I’ve had total enough of it. They’ve forced me to the breaking edge. Never mind cocaine. I just didn’t care. I don’t want to live anymore. So cocaine is a little minor thing compared to not wanting to live anymore.”

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he hasn’t been in the gym for months, has “done lots of cocaine” in …



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Thurman waiting to find out next move

After an exciting June win over Shaun Porter in his only 2016 ring appearance, WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) is in a holding pattern with no fight currently scheduled.

“I don’t know if I’m going to do a [mandatory defense],” said Thurman in a quote released on the PBC website. “I’d rather make something more meaningful happen. But I enjoy looking down realizing that after a power struggle, I’ve attained the top spot…I have time to step into the ring this year and I’m open to that, but I’m also willing to sit back and reflect on the fact that I’ve worked 20 years of my life to get where I am. If we sit out the rest of this year, we’ll walk into the ring early next year at 28 years old as the undefeated welterweight champion of the world in our prime.”

After an exciting June win over Shaun Porter in his only 2016 ring appearance, WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (27-0, …


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Franco-Haro tops 2016 DC Fight Night Fundraiser

Undefeated prospect Daniel “Twitch” Franco, (14-0-3, 9 KOs) faces Jose Haro (13-1-1, 7 KOs) for the vacant IBF-USBA featherweight title on Thursday, November 10 in Washington, D.C. in the 10-round main event of “Fight Night” at the Washington Hilton.

“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to fight in Washington, D.C. for the IBF-USBA featherweight title. Jose and I have been on a crash course for the last year and I’m glad we can finally settle this in the ring with a title and a world ranking at stake,” said the 24-year-old Franco. “My goal is to become a world champion and this opportunity for fight for a top-15 world ranking is the next crucial step.” (more…)

Undefeated prospect Daniel “Twitch” Franco, (14-0-3, 9 KOs) faces Jose Haro (13-1-1, 7 KOs) for the vacant IBF-USBA featherweight title …


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Undercard results of Cermeno-Anurak show in China

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Beneath the WBA 122-pound title bout of Nehomar Cermeno finishing Thai challenger Anurak Thisa in three rounds, there happened some important bouts under Liu Gang’s Max Power Promotions on Friday (September 30) in Wenzhou, China.

XiaoJun Qiu (21-3, 10 KOs) acquired the WBA China super-bantamweight belt by finishing Filipino southpaw Robert Udtohan (23-2-3, 15 KOs) at 1:39 of the third round in a scheduled twelve rounder. Qiu had failed to win the vacant WBA 122-pound belt via last-round stoppage by Nehomar Cermeno in Beijing last June. But his promoter Liu Gang positively plans to have him meet Cermeno again with the same belt on the line this coming December. Qiu is now coached by Jeff Mayweather and showed his improvement in this fight. (more…)

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi Beneath the WBA 122-pound title bout of Nehomar Cermeno finishing Thai challenger Anurak Thisa in …


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If Burns beats Relikh, Broner is next

WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns will land a huge showdown with Adrien Broner if he successfully defends his WBA world title against mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Friday. “It’s all anyone seems to be asking all week,” Burns told Sky Sports. “[Broner] announced that he’s coming over for the fight, apparently. I’ve said when I’m doing my interviews that I can’t entertain any of it now. They all seem to be looking past Kiryl but he’s got my full attention.” Burns is a 4:1 favorite over Relikh, who comes in with a record of 21-0, 19 KOs.

WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns will land a huge showdown with Adrien Broner if he successfully defends his WBA …



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Trainer: Ceylan ready to be next Euro champ

Trainer Frank Holm insists Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) is ready to become Denmark’s next European Champion when he challenges Ryan Walsh (21-1-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant Featherweight title on October 15 at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn. Holm says Walsh may be underestimating the Danish-boxer, who he believes has the superior boxing skills and the ability to KO the current British Champion.

“I think Ryan might be underestimating Dennis’ strengths,” said Holm. “Ryan is a physically strong fighter, but Dennis is the better boxer, and if the opportunity comes, he has the tools to knock him out. Obviously, we won’t go looking for the knockout, first and foremost, we will concentrate on winning the rounds so there’s no doubt about the decision if it goes to the scorecards.”

Trainer Frank Holm insists Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) is ready to become Denmark’s next European Champion when he challenges …


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All eyes on UK boxing in October

While October is a bleak month for boxing in the USA, world title action continues to be hot and heavy in the UK with three separate world title events. At this point, no U.S. network has picked up any of these telecasts.

This Friday, WBA super lightweight world champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) defends against Kiryl Relikh (21-0, 19 KOs) at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

On October 15, WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) defends against BJ Flores (32-2-1, 20 KOs) at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

On October 22, WBO middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders defends his title against Artur Akavov at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

Of course, the big October 29 heavyweight championship card slated for October 29 in Manchester was cancelled when Tyson Fury pulled out of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

While October is a bleak month for boxing in the USA, world title action continues to be hot and heavy …


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Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz in the works

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Heavyweight contenders Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz are reportedly close to fighting for the soon to be vacant WBO heavyweight title this December in New Zealand. Negotiations between promoters Dean Lonergan (Parker) and Bob Arum (Ruiz) are ongoing, but Lonergan told the New Zealand Herald, “We have a lot of work to do but I would say right now that we are 95% sure the fight will be held right here in New Zealand and more than likely Auckland given it’s the biggest market.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Heavyweight contenders Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz are reportedly close to fighting for …


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The 12th Round: R.I.P. – WBC President Dr. Jose Sulaimán – 1931-2014

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

The WBC Family – The Boxers Before, During, and After The Championship Years

The WBC was founded in 1963 by the President of Mexico, Don Adolfo Lopez Mateos, who was a boxer himself in his youth and who found passion and inspiration in our great sport. He was often seen sitting in the crowd at fights, even during his years as President. He founded the WBC in hopes of establishing a platform that would look after the needs and integrity of the boxers. Today, boxing is much different from what it was then, and the WBC prides itself for making most of the changes that have made boxing safer and better. Many rules have been changed and adjusted, some rules and procedures have been implemented, and we continue to perform medical research and pilot tests to find new ways to protect our heroes – those warriors who climb into the ring, putting their lives on the line – from reducing championship fights from 15 to 12 rounds in the early 80s to the current WBC-VADA Clean Boxing Program.

Only two days ago, tragedy struck our sport with the death of Mike Towell, who passed away in Scotland. We all mourn his death with deep feelings, and it makes all of us involved in boxing go back and continue to study and research, and to be proactive to implement measures to minimize the risks. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son The WBC Family – The Boxers Before, During, and After The …



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Andre Ward kicks on training camp

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Two time World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) officially kicked off his training camp in Hayward, CA with trainer Virgil Hunter ahead of his November 19 showdown at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas against WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs). Ward’s training camp will serve as a base for Ward over the next several weeks as he continues his quest to dominate the light heavyweight division.

Andre Ward:

“I’ve been in pre-camp mode for weeks now following my last fight, and have been mentally preparing for the work ahead of me. It’s an exciting feeling to be in full camp mode, where I can dedicate 100% of my mind, body and soul to the battle I am about to face. This is a fight that we have been working up to since last spring. The game plan hasn’t changed. I am here and I am ready.” (more…)

Photo: Khristopher Sandifer/Roc Nation Sports Two time World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) officially kicked off his training …


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New opponent for Orlando Cruz

The Boxeo Telemundo Ford fall series continue this Friday, October 7 from the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.

In the main event WBO #4 Jr. Lightweight contender Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (24-4-1, 12 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will defend his regional title against former National Champion Gabino “Flash” Cota (19-6-1, 17 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico in a rematch bout schedule for 10 Rounds. In their previous encounter a year ago Cruz 35, won a hard fought decision over the younger Cota, 23 to capture his regional belt.

Also on the card local favorites welterweight “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (8-0-6 KOs), heavyweight Jose Medina (3-0-1 KO), welterweight Mark Reyes (2-0) amongst others. The card is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc,the main event will be televised live on Telemundo at 11:35 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM, first fight 8:00 PM. Tickets are on sale by calling 813-454-7800, the A La Carte Pavilion is located at 4050 Dana Shores Dr., Tampa, Florida.

The Boxeo Telemundo Ford fall series continue this Friday, October 7 from the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. …


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Tyson Fury “retirement” ends in three hours

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Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I’m here to stay. #TheGreatest just shows u what the Medea are like. Tut tut Soon as I get better I’ll be defending what’s mine the heavyweight thrown.

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TYSONMONTANA @Tyson_Fury Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I’m here to stay. #TheGreatest just …


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Barros barely defeats Hosono in IBF 126lb eliminator in Japan

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Argentine ex-WBA champ Jonathan Barros was awarded a split decision (116-112, 117-111, 113-115) over Japanese warrior Satoshi “Bazooka” Hosono in an IBF featherweight eliminator to decide the next mandatory challenger against the titleholder Lee Selby (in attendance with his manager Chris Sanigar) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. The crafty Argentine will meet Selby with the IBF belt on the line, but he sustained a deep gash over the right eyebrow late in the bout, so he will be unlikely to have a mandatory shot at Selby within this year.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Argentine ex-WBA champ Jonathan Barros was awarded a split decision (116-112, 117-111, 113-115) over …


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Tyson Fury says he has retired

WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has announced that he’s retired from boxing. And he did it his way, via a foul-mouthed tweet. No telling whether this will stick or not, but with his belts being stripped a virtual certainty after a positive cocaine test and impending fines and suspensions, and perhaps a lawsuit from Wladimir Klitschko coming his way, the 28-year-old champion wasn’t going to be in the ring anytime soon anyway.

WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has announced that he’s retired from boxing. And he did it his way, via …


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Star Boxing forced to cancel Oct 14th show

Due to the new insurance requirements which have crippled boxing in New York State, Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing, has cancelled the scheduled October 14th “Rockin Fights” event at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. When New York State enacted a new law that legalized MMA in the State, they also changed various rules relating to Boxing, most poignantly, the insurance requirements for boxing.

New York’s top 4 prolific boxing promoters, Joe DeGuardia, Bob Arum of Top Rank, Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions, and Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, along with the rest of the boxing world, are disheartened and disappointed that the new rules have caused boxing to cease in New York. (more…)

Due to the new insurance requirements which have crippled boxing in New York State, Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing, …


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Micki Nielsen: ”Winning ‘Super 4’ will prove I’m ready to face the best’

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Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) has arrived in South Africa ready for to face Kevin Lerena (15-1, 8 KOs) in the final of the ‘Super 4’ tournament on October 22 at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng.

The Danish cruiserweight booked his place in the final with a unanimous points victory over Johnny Muller in June, while Lerena outpointed former World title challenger Roberto Bolonti to reach the final two.

Nielsen, who has set up camp in South Africa with his coach Joey Gamache and stable mate Otto Wallin, says he is confident of defeating Lerena and taking the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize money. (more…)

Photo: Team Sauerland Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) has arrived in South Africa ready for to face Kevin Lerena (15-1, …


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More hot water for Zab Judah

By TMZSports.com

More trouble for ex-boxing champ Zab Judah — he’s been charged with domestic violence for allegedly getting violent with his wife while drunk. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, the Las Vegas Metro PD was called to Judah’s home around 3 AM on July 26 for a domestic disturbance. Cops made contact with Zab — who said he got into an argument with his wife after she destroyed “all of his clothes” because she was jealous of an unknown woman claiming she had a baby with Zab. Zab was adamant he did not touch his wife. (more…)

By TMZSports.com More trouble for ex-boxing champ Zab Judah — he’s been charged with domestic violence for allegedly getting violent …


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IBF#8 Rauviking stops Boca

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Classy IBF#8 112 pounder, Eaktawan Ruaviking (22-3-0) stopped Jeny Boca (12-4-0) in round six of a scheduled twelve round bout to retain his IBF Asia Flyweight title on Friday at Thonburi University, Bangkok, Thailand which was televised throughout Thailand. Eaktawan was the aggressor from round one and kept Boca off balance by consistently connecting with accurate combinations on the tough Filipino. In round six Eaktawan dropped Boca with a left rip to the body and the referee crowned the Thai at 2.01. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang Classy IBF#8 112 pounder, Eaktawan Ruaviking (22-3-0) stopped Jeny Boca …


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Zarika Captures WBC Title

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Story and photos by Bob Ryder

Fatuma Zarika took the WBC World Super Bantamweight Womens Title from Alicia Ashley Saturday night in the main event at the Dort Federal Union Event Center in Flint, MI. It was a contest of different styles as the ever aggressive Zarika bored in throughout as Ashley moved and attempted to box from a distance. The first two rounds saw Ashley, hailing from Brooklyn NY by way of Jamaica, staying well away as she circled the ring throwing just enough punches to keep Zarika on guard. Zarika, who calls Nairobi, Kenya home, began to break through in the third round as Ashley slowed and landed the fight’s first hard punch after trapping Ashley in a corner. The fourth saw one of the bouts best exchanges just before the bell as the ladies traded big shots. The action continued at a good pace in the fifth round as the pattern was now clearly established. Aggressive Zarika landing the harder punches with Ashley perhaps throwing more. Zarika was able to close the distance with Ashley in the second half of the fight and thus step up her connect rate. Round nine was an excellent one for the Kenyan as Zarika landed multiple big right hands to Ashley’s head. The final round saw Zarika maintain the pace she established from the opening bell as she closed the fight well. The judges, as so often happens in these contrasting style fights, were split in their opinions. Herman McKalpain (96-94) and Ray Michaux (97-93) favored Zarika while judge Katealia Chambers (94-96) preferred Ashley. With the title win Zarika goes to (28-12-2, 16 KO’s) as Ashley drops her championship in her first defense of her fourth title reign and her record dips to (23-11-1, 4 KO’s). (more…)

Story and photos by Bob Ryder Fatuma Zarika took the WBC World Super Bantamweight Womens Title from Alicia Ashley Saturday …


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Witherspoon stops Sandoval

By Matt Thompson at ringside

Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey, rising heavyweight Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (36-3, 28 KOs) continued on his quest for a world heavyweight title with a one-sided fourth round stoppage of Carlos “Superman” Sandoval (9-11-1, 6 KOs). The co-feature of the Pro-Am card presented by Renee Aiken’s Boss Lady Promotions saw former national amateur champion and Trenton’s own Michael Hilton (4-0, 4 KOs) make a successful homecoming to his hometown by dropping Upper Darby, Pa’s Brandon Robinson (0-1) four times in capturing a solid 3rd round TKO victory. (more…)

By Matt Thompson at ringside Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey, rising heavyweight Chazz …


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Brähmer: This isn’t the end for me

After six intense back and forth rounds, WBA “regular” light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer was ahead of Nathan Cleverly by a score of 58-56 on all three scorecards. However, at the start of round seven, Brähmer suddenly surrendered the belt to Cleverly, citing an elbow injury. “Something like this is irritating when you know you’re ahead,” said Brähmer afterward. “I couldn’t throw the right hook anymore. I decided to stop before anything else happened. I’m 37, this isn’t the end for me.”

The German southpaw added that there would be a rematch. “Cleverly told me in the ring and it’s also contractually agreed,” he said.

After six intense back and forth rounds, WBA “regular” light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer was ahead of Nathan Cleverly by …


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Chavez dominates Fujioka, retains WBC title

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

WBC female flyweight champion Yessica Chavez (28-4-3, 4 KOs) retained her world title against three-time world champion Naoko Fujioka (15-2, 6 KOs) with an intense ten round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Centro Regional de Deportes de las Américas in Ecatepec, Mexico State. Scorecards favored Chavez with 95-93, 94-93 and 96-92.

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Chavez securing her place in the semifinals of the tournament organized by the World Boxing Council with the Diamond Belt as the grand prize.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Alma Montiel WBC female flyweight champion Yessica Chavez (28-4-3, 4 KOs) retained her world title …


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Windy City Fight Night: Esho tops Flores

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Popular super welterweight Achour Esho (12-0, 7 KOs) capped off a great night of action on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago with a unanimous six-round decision over Ecuador’s Eduardo Flores (24-23-3, 15 KOs). Headlining the resurrection of the popular “Windy City Fight Night” series, Esho dug hard to the body of Flores and then brought it up to the head on several occasions. Flores was a tough customer and didn’t come to lose. He pressured Esho for all six rounds, hoping he’d tire, however Esho proved his conditioning by coming on even stronger in the final two rounds to seal the victory. Rumored to be undefeated Esho’s last fight, the scores were 58-56, 59-55, and 59-55. (more…)

Photos: Luke Buras Popular super welterweight Achour Esho (12-0, 7 KOs) capped off a great night of action on Saturday …


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Humberto Soto victorious in Mexico City

Former three-division world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (66-9-2, 36 KOs) was victorious when Daniel “Cañerito” Ruiz (34-10-2, 24 KOs) was unable to continue after suffering a wrist injury in round two on Saturday night in a scheduled ten round super lightweight clash at the Gimnasio Cuauhtémoc de la Delegación Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico City. It was the 36-year-old Soto’s first fight since losing to Antonio Orozco last September.

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Former three-division world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (66-9-2, 36 KOs) was victorious when Daniel “Cañerito” Ruiz (34-10-2, 24 KOs) was …


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Cleverly: Brähmer pulled out because I broke him

Nathan Cleverly became a two-time World Light-Heavyweight champion after forcing champion Jürgen to retire halfway through their clash for the WBA crown in Neubrandenburg, Germany.

“This was my destiny tonight,” said Cleverly afterward. “He didn’t want to fight me five years ago and now we’ve finally got it on and I felt I would have too much for him. If he wants the rematch as per the contract, he can have it. I don’t know that he’ll want it, he’s 38 now and it would only go the same way, a Nathan Cleverly stoppage, but this time in Wales.

“I wanted to break him in the first half of the fight and that’s what was happening. I felt him wince and wheeze in the sixth round when I was hitting him to the body and there was little coming back – the fight was only going one way. (more…)

Nathan Cleverly became a two-time World Light-Heavyweight champion after forcing champion Jürgen to retire halfway through their clash for the …


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Cleverly dethrones Brähmer in Germany

Former world champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KOs) dethroned WBA light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (48-3, 35 KOs) with a seventh round TKO on Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. The fight was an exciting toe-to-toe battle for all six rounds, then Brähmer suddenly remained on his stool at the beginning of round seven citing a dislocated elbow. At the time of the stoppage, Brähmer was ahead by two rounds on all three cards. He was making his eighth defense of the belt.

Brähmer and Cleverly were originally slated to fight in 2011, but Brähmer pulled out (the third straight fight Brähmer pulled out of on late notice) and was stripped of his WBO title, which was promptly given to Cleverly.

Former world champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KOs) dethroned WBA light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (48-3, 35 KOs) with a …


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Braekhus stops Mathis in historic homecoming

Undisputed WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus, (29-0, 8 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Anne Sophie Mathis, (27-4-1, 23 KOs) to retain her world titles on Saturday night at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. The end came suddenly when Braekhus staggered then finished Mathis to the delight on the sold out arena. She had previously won a unanimous decision over Mathis in 2012. This was Braekhus’ first time fighting in her home country and the first professional boxing card in Norway since 1981.

Undisputed WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus, (29-0, 8 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Anne …


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Chavez Sr. says Canelo vs Chavez Jr will happen sooner or later

By Hesiquio Balderas

During a recent TV show on ESPN Deportes, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. was analyzing the career of Canelo Alvarez when a journalist from the show asked him if there’s a possibility of a Canelo vs. Chavez Jr bout.

“I believe that that fight will happen sooner or later,” said Chavez Sr. “Julio is losing weight, he wants to go down to 160 pounds and I believe that if Julio trains hard and is well prepared he can make 160 but it all depends on him.”

Can Julio Jr. beat Canelo Alvarez? Does Junior has the skills to beat Saul?

“Of course he does, he has the skills to beat Canelo and he has the cojones as well,” commented the legendary Mexican champion. (more…)

By Hesiquio Balderas During a recent TV show on ESPN Deportes, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. was analyzing the career of …










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