Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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Burton vs Buglioni British battle lands on Joshua card

Hosea Burton will defend his British Light-Heavyweight title against Frank Buglioni at the Manchester Arena on December 10.

Burton landed the crown with an impressive sixth round stoppage win over Miles Shinkwin at the same venue in February but two scheduled defences were cancelled through injuries to his opponents.

Burton was set to meet Tony Dodson at Goodison Park in Liverpool in May but Dodson snapped his Achilles, then Buglioni was slated to meet Burton in September but the Londoner pulled out of their Manchester meeting after sustaining a cut in sparring. Burton boxed on both occasions, with a third round stoppage over Fernando Castaneda a ninth win inside the distance in 18 pro outings. (more…)

Hosea Burton will defend his British Light-Heavyweight title against Frank Buglioni at the Manchester Arena on December 10. Burton landed …


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Klitschko injured, out until 2017

2016 has been a lost year for 40-year-old former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who has already had two fight dates cancelled this year. Wlad has suffered a reported calf injury that will now torpedo a proposed December 10 fight against either IBF champion Anthony Joshua or Lucas Browne for the vacant WBA belt.

“I was made aware that Wladimir picked up a minor injury late last week but regardless of that, with just over six weeks to go until December 10, it’s unrealistic to put together a fight of this magnitude and give it the full build up it deserves,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports.

Hearn says Joshua will fight another opponent on December 10, then face off with Klitschko in March or April if all goes according to plan.

2016 has been a lost year for 40-year-old former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who has already had two fight …



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Hopkins-Smith kickoff press conference

Former Two-Division World Champion and Future Hall of FamerBernard “The Executioner” Hopkins(55-7-2, 32 KOs) and Light Heavyweight Contender Joe Smith Jr. (22-1, 18 KOs) hosted a Los Angeles press conference Monday to discuss their 12-round battle set for December 17 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and to be televised live on HBO.

Below is what the fighters, their trainers, managers and promoter had to say at today’s press conference:

Photo: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
Photo: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Joe Smith Jr: “I’m so glad I was chosen to fight Bernard Hopkins in his final fight on December 17th at the Forum. I’m going to train very hard for this fight and take full advantage of it. I’m looking forward to putting on a great show for everyone.”

Bernard Hopkins: “This is history, we have been here many times where history has been made. This is obviously different than everything I have ever done, because it is the Final 1. To be able to have the Final 1 in LA, where the city of stars are trying to be stars, however you cut it, it couldn’t have been better with the history placed in the DNA that the Forum has produced.

“It is fitting that the end of a twenty-nine year career, since 1988 is in a historic place at the Forum in Inglewood, CA. This is something that came as an opportunity to be here. I couldn’t tell you that it would be in this arena-it just happened, and here I am against an incredible opponent. (more…)

Former Two-Division World Champion and Future Hall of FamerBernard “The Executioner” Hopkins(55-7-2, 32 KOs) and Light Heavyweight Contender Joe Smith …


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Parker vs. Ruiz headed to the USA?

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

New Zealand promoter Dean Lonergan said the WBO heavyweight title clash between WBO #3 Andy Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs) and his fighter, WBO #1, IBF #1 Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs), could end up in America if he cannot get the necessary backing in New Zealand.

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Dean Lonergan: “We are in discussions with a huge array of people. But they all have to come together in a very tight space of time. Obviously, it’s a massive event. It’s a historical event for New Zealand and it’s something that David Higgins and myself are incredibly keen to make happen. But we are first and foremost a business and it has to be commercially viable. We have to raise seven figures to make this thing work and that’s never been done on a boxing match here before. We might break it down and say, ‘if it makes a loss, it makes a loss and we have to suck it up.’ (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing New Zealand promoter Dean Lonergan said the WBO heavyweight title clash between WBO …




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Juanma-WV2 PPV undercard lineup

Former world featherweight title challenger Jonathan Oquendo, undefeated junior welterweight prospect Yomar “The Magic” Alamo and 2012 Puerto Rico Olympian Jontay Ortiz have all been added to this Saturday night’s Juan Manuel “JuanMa” López and Wilfredo”Papito” Vázquez, Jr pay-per-view card in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The 33-year-old Oquendo (26-5, 16 KOs) will appear in the 10-round co-feature against Gustavo “El Gustavo” Molina (23-13, 9 KOs). Alamo (11-0, 8 KOs) will be fighting in his first scheduled 10-round bout versus an opponent to be announced. In the PPV opener, 1012 Olympian Ortiz (5-0, 3 KOs) faces Luis Hernandez in a 6-round match.

Former world featherweight title challenger Jonathan Oquendo, undefeated junior welterweight prospect Yomar “The Magic” Alamo and 2012 Puerto Rico Olympian …


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Briggs: Haye scared to fight me

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs lashed out at fellow ex-champ David Haye today on social media. In May, Haye and Briggs fought on the same card in London and Haye openly promised to fight Briggs later in the year. Now it appears that isn’t happening.

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Shannon Briggs: Haye scared to fight me for the WBA title. I just got word he said he rather quit boxing then fight me. I understand David. It’s not safe. I’m holding in a lot of pain and anger from things that have happened in my life. I’m seeking to put that pain on someone else. Particularly you for lying and deceiving me and the public. I would rip your face into shredded meat as soon as the bell rung, immediately if not sooner, so I overstand. Get a job putting stripes on candy or sewing undies, boxing ain’t for you Lil buddy. No hard feelings again I overstand lil chump #LETSGOCHAMP

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs lashed out at fellow ex-champ David Haye today on social media. In May, Haye and …


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Pacquiao not looking past Vargas

By Kurt Freitag

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is an 8:1 favorite, but he’s not taking his November 5 PPV clash against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas for granted. “I’m not taking this fight lightly,” said Pacquiao. “Vargas is the champion and I won’t underestimate him…I’m not thinking about any fights in 2017. One at a time. I can’t say ‘yes’ right now. Let me finish this fight first!”

Pacquiao added that he’s staying disciplined and focused so he can concentrate on his work as a Senator in the Philippines while he trains for Vargas. “I don’t have time to go out with the friends,” he said.

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Top Rank is producing this pay-per-event themselves, rather than using HBO PPV. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum revealed, “We think we’re going to do very, very big pay-per-view numbers.”

He stated that ticket sales are tremendous and closed circuit operators (at bars) are being blown away by the response. “The pay-per-numbers we really won’t get a handle on until the week of the fight. But am I optimistic? Off the charts!”

By Kurt Freitag Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is an 8:1 favorite, but he’s not taking his November 5 PPV clash …


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Underground Boxing Results from Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Saturday’s boxing card taking place almost 400 feet underground inside the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in Wieliczka, Poland, featured eight rounds of heavy hits in the heavyweight main event and an easy job in the featherweight co-main event. This was the eighth edition of the one-of-a-kind “Underground Boxing Show.”

Photo: Piotr Duszczyk
Photo: Piotr Duszczyk

The heavyweight bout between Krzysztof Zimnoch (20-1, 13 KOs and Marcin Rekowski (17-4, 14 KOs) was an entertaining scrap with both fighters not avoiding heavy hits and give fans something to cheer for. Zimnoch, more skilled than the physically stronger Rekowski, was faster, scoring at will with his jab, but was in danger any time Rekowski decided to launch an attack. Although judges gave Zimnoch only a split decision, Fightnews.com unanimously scored this fight for the fighter from Białystok. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Saturday’s boxing card taking place almost 400 feet underground inside the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in Wieliczka, …



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The 12th Round: Perception vs Reality

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son

Boxing is a unique sport, it has so many differences in comparison with all other mainstream sports and unfortunately most differences are often for the detriment of our beloved sport. Boxing, as I see it, is the “black sheep” of sports, the “ugly duckling.” This is how reached the title of this week´s column – Perception vs Reality .

NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, WWE, UFC are the leagues of the mainstream sports in the USA (but is the same all over the world ). These “leagues” are in essence multi-million dollar corporations which own the business side of their corresponding sport. They control TV rights, sponsorship, gates and all sources of income while at the same time regulating the sport. Boxing is a completely different story. The WBC, which regulates the sport, has no intervention in the business side of the sport. Independent promoters are the ones in charge of the business and commercial activity, each boxing show is, in fact, a complete individual event. (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son Boxing is a unique sport, it has so many differences in …


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Magagane wins Gauteng title

By Ron Jackson
Photo: Nick Lourens

Jeff Magagane won the vacant Gauteng lightweight title in one of the most exciting fights seen in recent years when he beat Michael Mokoena on a unanimous ten round points decision at the Blairgowrie Recreation Centre on Sunday afternoon.

In a battle of southpaws and unbeaten fighters Magagane (61.05kg) won with scores of 97-93 on all three judges scorecards.

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In toe-to-toe action throughout the fighters set a tremendous pace with Magagane possibly winning the first five rounds, before he began to tire in round seven and let Mokoena (60.70kg) come back into the fight. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Photo: Nick Lourens Jeff Magagane won the vacant Gauteng lightweight title in one of the most exciting …


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Arum: Andy (Ruiz) has a helluva shot against Parker

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has been assured by Top Rank matchmakers that his heavyweight WBO#3 Andy Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs) can defeat WBO#1, IBF#1, Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBO title in Auckland, New Zealand on December 10. Ruiz’s trainer, Abel Sanchez and Top Rank matchmakers Bruce Trampler and Brad Goodman said the unbeaten Mexican has a helluva a shot to be victorious against Parker.

Arum also said of Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican sentiments and Ruiz hand speed. “The fastest hands in the west. That’s who Donald Trump was thinking about when he said bad hombre.”

“(Matchmakers) Bruce (Trampler) and Brad (Goodman) give him a helluva shot and Abel thinks that he (Ruiz) can do it. Those are the guys that are important, not a schmuck like me. I’m a business person in boxing, I rely on my matchmakers. and they all believe Andy has a hell of a shot,” Arum said. “It would be great, particularly to have the first Mexican heavyweight champion in history, you know how huge that would be in Mexico? The president (Enrique Peña Nieto) would ban Trump from the country.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has been assured by Top Rank matchmakers …


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Kuga upsets JBC#1 Baat

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

We saw finals of the tourney to decide the next mandatory challengers to our Japanese national titleholders. JBC#2 super-bantam Yusaku Kuga (13-2-1, 9 KOs) surprisingly upset #1 Japan-based Filipino Jonathan Baat (32-8-5, 14 KOs) via vicious body shot at 2:17 of the fourth session on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Thanks to this impressive victory Kuga acquired the right to have a mandatory shot at the current national 122-pound champ Yasutaka Ishimoto in a rematch.

Super-feather Satoru Sugita (12-3-1, 7 KOs) also won the right of obligatory title shot at national titlist Kenichi Ogawa in a grudge fight, when he earned a unanimous decision (all 78-74) over Tsuyoshi Tojo (13-14-5, 2 KOs) over eight.

Veteran light-flyweight Tetsuya Hisada (27-9-2, 17 KOs) showed his determination and halted Hayato Yamaguchi (14-7-1, 2 KOs) at 2:30 of the seventh round as the loser’s corner tossed in the towel to save the very gory boxer from further punishment.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat We saw finals of the tourney to decide the next mandatory challengers to …



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Hernandez KOs ex-champ Terrazas in two

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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Promociones del Pueblo

Unbeaten super featherweight Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez (20-0-3, 17 KOs) scored a second round KO over former world champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (38-4-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the historic Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. A hook to the liver followed by two head shots sent Terrazas to the deck at the 3:00. The 18-year-old Hernandez claimed the WBC Latin American title.

In a female fight, former world champion Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno outpointed “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow over ten by scores of 100-88, 100-90 and 98-89.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Promociones del Pueblo Unbeaten super featherweight Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez (20-0-3, 17 KOs) scored a second …


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Lerena beats Nielsen in poor fight

By Ron Jackson

Souths Africa’s Kevin Lerena won the Super Four cruiserweight final on a majority ten round points decision against Micki Nielsen of Denmark at the Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. In what was more of wrestling match with Nielsen the main culprit, two of the judges handed in surprisingly close scorecards, when most of the cleaner punching came from Lerena. The scores were 96-95, 97-93 and 95-95.

Throughout the ten rounds Nielsen (90.55 kg) would throw a punch, miss and then charge forward and lean on and wrestle Lerena (90.15 kg) towards the ropes in this boring encounter. Fighting from the southpaw stance Nielsen appeared to have problems with his fellow southpaw opponent in a fight which resulted in more pushing, mauling and wrestling than boxing.

Referee Stan Christodoulou had a hard nights work separating the fighters throughout the ten rounds. (more…)

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Nery KOs Mepranum, takes aim at title shot

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Unbeaten WBC #2, WBA #6, WBO #10 bantamweight Luis “Pantera” Nery (21-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round KO over Richie “Magnum” Mepranum (33-5, 8 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 5000+ at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. A three-punch combination finished Mepranum at :41. He was slow to recover in the ring from the knockout and had to be assisted by doctors. “We are ready to go for the world title,” declared Nery afterward. “[Promoter] Fernando Beltran will soon give me the news. I’m very happy with my performance and the support of my fans.”

Super flyweight journeyman Ulises “Raton” Lara (17-14-2, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over former IBF world champion Javier “Cobrita” Mendoza (25-4, 19 KOs). Mendoza was in command until Lara suddenly dropped him twice in the fourth to end it.

In a women’s fight, three-time former world champion Arely Mucino (22-3, 10 KOs) outpointed Judith “Peligrosa” Rodriguez over ten by scores of 100-90, 99-91, 99-91.

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Unbeaten WBC #2, WBA #6, WBO #10 bantamweight Luis “Pantera” Nery (21-0, 15 KOs) scored a second …


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“Bronca” dethrones “Raging” Raja

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A new WBC Silver Flyweight Champion was crowned in Vienna, when Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola defeated “Raging” Raja Amasheh by close unanimous decision.

It was declared open warfare from the outset, right up to ten bells, with Amasheh moving forward most of the time, but Arrazola landing lots of clean counter punches. Southpaw “La Bronca” made especially good use of her left uppercut, which she often landed at will.

In a tough fight, with some full and frank exchanges, the ladies clashed heads numerous times but, luckily neither got gashed. Referee Bela Florian had her work cut out, separating them from a multitude of clinches.

After four rounds, judge Fabian Guggenheim had Raja up 39-37 while Esa Lehtosaari and Olena Pobyvailo both had it even at 38-38. “La Bronca” was the more active fighter in the middle rounds, earning a lead on all three cards by the second open scoring announcement after round 7 (67-66 on two cards, 68-65 on the third).

Amasheh tried her level best to turn it around, but Arrazola jealously defended her close, but decisive lead, earning the unanimous decision win. Judges Guggenheim and Pobyvailo both had it 96-94 for the Mexican, Lehtosaari gave it 97-93 for “La Bronca.”

An array of WBC champions were in attendance to support “Raging” Raja. Unified Featherweight champ Jelena Mrdjenovich flew in all the way from Edmonton, Canada, and sat next to World super middleweight Champion Nikki Addler, newly crowned Silver Minimumweight Champ Tina Rupprecht and former three-time World super middleweight Champion Markus Beyer.

A new WBC Silver Flyweight Champion was crowned in Vienna, when Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola defeated “Raging” Raja Amasheh by …



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Mikey Garcia to challenge Dejan Zlaticanin on Jan 28

On January 28, former wrld champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) returns to the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, against WBC lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KOs). Garcia-Zlaticanin is scheduled for twelve rounds as the co-main event on a Showtime-televised fight card headlined by Carl Frampton defending his WBA “super” featherweight title in a rematch with Leo Santa Cruz.

“I’m very happy and excited for my next fight,” said Garcia. “I know that Dejan Zlaticanin is a strong, undefeated southpaw, which will make for a great fight. I’m thankful of being afforded another opportunity to show my skills. I’m ready to take on the very best in boxing, and Zlaticanin is one of the best lightweights in the sport. I want to prove that I’m better than I was before, and that I’m willing to fight anyone. The time off from boxing made me stronger and more competitive than ever. (more…)

On January 28, former wrld champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) returns to the ring at the MGM Grand in …


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Pacquiao hits LA

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Lemieux taken the full distance by Rios

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) hammered a ten round unanimous decision over Argentinian Cristian Fabian Rios (27-8-3, 6 KOs) in a ten round super middleweight fight tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal. KO artist Lemieux stalked Rios from the get-go, but Rios (who has never been stopped) was combative the whole way and never close to going down. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.

In an upset, Filipino super lightweight Ricky Sismundo (31-9, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Ghislain “Mani” Maduma (18-2,11 KOs). Sismundo dropped Maduma in round nine en route to a 97-91, 95-93, 95-93 verdict.

Unbeaten super welterweight Steven Butler (18-0-1, 15 KOs) smoked Janks Trotter (10-4-1, 10 KOs) in the first round to claim the vacant IBF North American title.

Veteran super super welterweight Silverio Ortiz (35-18, 17 KOs) shocked previously unbeaten Mian Hussain (16-1, 6 KOs), scoring a TKO after three rounds.

Unbeaten super middleweight D’Mitrius Ballard (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Gergo Horvath (9-2-1, 5 KOs). Ballard knocked Harvath down three times before the referee waved off the fight.

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) hammered a ten round unanimous decision over Argentinian Cristian Fabian Rios …


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Ex-champ Butler outpoints Ruiz

Former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler (22-1, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Alexis Ruiz (11-4, 4 KOs) at the Bolton Whites Hotel in Bolton, England. The score was 99-92. Butler looked good in his first fight under new trainer Joe Gallagher.

Also, unbeaten super middleweight Jamie Cox (21-0, 12 KOs) outpointed Martin Fidel Rios (20-10-3, 11 KOs) over ten.

Former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler (22-1, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Alexis Ruiz (11-4, …


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Cunningham hands Ogogo his first loss

In a shocker, previously unbeaten 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (11-1, 7 KOs) was stopped in the eighth round by Craig Cunningham (17-1, 4 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBC International middleweight title on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England. Ogogo was down in round two. His corner finally stopped the beating in round eight.

In other action, welterweight Sam Eggington (19-3, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over former world title challenger Frankie Gavin (23-3, 14 KOs) and unbeaten IBF #6, WBA #10, WBO #11 super flyweight Khalid Yafai (20-0, 14 KOs) smashed journeyman Johnson Tellez (9-28-5, 6 KOs) in four rounds.

Promoter Eddie Hearn announced that Yafai will challenge WBA world champion Luis Concepcion on December 10 on the undercard to Anthony Joshua vs. TBA in Manchester.

In a shocker, previously unbeaten 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (11-1, 7 KOs) was stopped in the eighth round …


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Ruiz: Parker doesn’t fight good going backwards

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#3 Andy Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs) has signed the contract to fight WBO#1, IBF#1, heavyweight Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) in Auckland, New Zealand on December 10 and has said he is working on a plan to be aggressive and keep Parker going backwards.

“I hope he thinks I’m going to get tired like I did in my last fight (Franklin Lawrence) because I wasn’t prepared for that fight. I’m going to be smart and hit the body. When I sparred (Parker) I was counter-punching so you will see a lot of that. The main thing for me is to use my speed and be aggressive. I don’t think he likes the pressure. I don’t think he knows how to fight going backwards good.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO#3 Andy Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs) has signed the contract to fight WBO#1, …


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Pacquiao headed to Los Angeles

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, arrives in the U.S. Tonight! Saturday, October 22. Pacquiao and his team are scheduled to arrive at LAX International’s Tom Bradley Terminal aboard Philippine Airlines Flight 102 at 7:30 p.m. PT. To check the status of the flight, use this link and click “Flight Status”: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, arrives in the U.S. Tonight! Saturday, October 22. Pacquiao and his team are scheduled to arrive at …


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Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) takes on little known Argentinian Cristian Fabian Rios (27-7-3, 6 KOs) in a ten round super middleweight fight tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal. This is Lemieux’s first fight since May when he stopped Glen Tapia in four.

Former super featherweight world title challenger Sergey Gulyakevich (42-5, 17 KOs) is back in action today in Germany. Gulyakevich has since ballooned as high as super middleweight.

Former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler starts life with new trainer Joe Gallagher tonight against Alexis Ruiz at the Premier Suite at Bolton, England’s Macron Stadium. Butler has eyes on a second world title in 2017.

WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford could take over the December 10th HBO date that opened up when Golovkin-Jacobs was pushed to 2017.

Danny Williams, who once stopped Mike Tyson, is still fighting.The 43-year-old “Brixton Bomber” takes on pro debuting Ali Eren Demirezen on Friday in Germany.

Unbeaten heavyweight LaRon Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) outpointed Scott Alexander (12-2-2, 6 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Mitchell claimed the vacant NABF heavyweight “junior” belt.

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) takes on little known Argentinian Cristian Fabian Rios (27-7-3, 6 KOs) …


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Uchiyama, Taguchi to fight for WBA belts on New Year’s Eve

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Former WBA super-feather champion Takashi Uchiyama will face current titleholder Jezreel Corrales, Panama, to regain his belt in Tokyo on December 31. Also, on the same bill, WBA light-fly titlist Ryoichi Taguchi will defend his belt against unbeaten Venezuelan Carlos Canizales in his fifth title defense. It was announced by Watanabe Promotions in Tokyo on Friday.

Uchiyama suffered an upset second-round KO defeat at the hand of Corrales’ blitzkrieg last April, and confidently said, “I’ll avenge my previous defeat and regain my belt.” The lanky speedster Taguchi had lopsidedly defeated mandatory challenger Ryo Miyazaki in his last defense, and explained why he selected such an unbeaten and dangerous opponent, saying, “I’d like to show my improvement against the unbeaten challenger.” It will be telecast nationwide through TV Tokyo.

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Former WBA super-feather champion Takashi Uchiyama will face current titleholder Jezreel Corrales, Panama, …


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Ex-world challenger Amagasa defeats Demecillo

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

The man who dropped Guillermo Rigondeaux twice in an unsuccessful effort in 2014, elongated Japanese featherweight Hisashi Amagasa (31-6-2, 20 KOs), 125.25, returned to ring action and defeated durable Filipino Carlo Demecillo (6-3, 1 KO), 124.25, by a unanimous verdict (99-93, 98-92, 97-94) over ten tough rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. For Amagasa, it was his first appearance since he lost to British prospect Josh Warrington in Leeds, UK, last April. Amagasa started fireworks from the outset and was in command in earlier rounds. Demecillo, with a good amateur career, showed his retaliation in the fourth, but the Japanese fought back hard in the sixth and it became a see-saw affair with Amagasa taking the initiative despite absorbing some solid counters. Aiming to score a stoppage, Amagasa accelerated his last surge in the ninth and tenth, but the Filipino refused to go down to show his heart. Amagasa to fight in quest of the vacant WBO Asia Pacific 126-pound belt after recovering from a deep laceration he suffered in a mix-up.

Promoter: Kyoei Promotions.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda The man who dropped Guillermo Rigondeaux twice in an unsuccessful effort in 2014, …


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Pintor stops Marin in sixth

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Local welterweight Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (20-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten prospect Fernando “El Cacho” Marin (13-1-3, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. Pintor, nephew of famed former world champion and Hall of Famer Lupe Pintor, was in command most the time and got a referee’s stoppage with a barrage of punches. Coming off a three-year layoff, Pintor claimed the vacant WBC Latin welterweight title.

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Photos: Pablo Lozano / All Star Boxing Local welterweight Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (20-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round …


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Gray KOs Chatman in the 7th

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By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a fantastic finish to the main event, Khiary Gray (14-1, 11 KO’s) silenced the naysayers by knocking out Chris Chatman (14-6-1, 5 KO’s) in the 7th round with a crushing left hook-straight right combination. The bout was scheduled for 8 rounds and was very close approaching the final frames of the fight. Gray had trouble with Chatman’s Joe Frazier-style, bobbing, and always moving his hands. However, Gray was patient and engaged Chatman successfully in the corners of the ring until he landed his opportunity to end the fight. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a fantastic finish to the main event, Khiary Gray (14-1, 11 …


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Weights from México City

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By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Víctor Terrazas 130 vs Rocky Hernández 129.50

Esmeralda Moreno 110.50 vs Melissa McMorrow 11
Luis Vidales 138.60 vs Murilo Alves 138.60

Venue: Arena Coliseo
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Víctor Terrazas 130 vs Rocky Hernández 129.50 Esmeralda Moreno 110.50 vs Melissa McMorrow 11 …


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Weights from Tijuana

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Luis Nery 118 vs Richie Mepranum 118.3
Arely Muciño 115 vs Judith Rodríguez 115
Javier Mendoza 115 vs Ulises Lara 115
Jaime Munguia 148 vs Alfredo Chávez 148.6
Rodrigo García 147.6 vs Bryan Flóres 148
Abner López 147.5 vs Leoncio López 148
Jesús García 147.5 vs Juan López 148
Elvis Torres 122.5 vs Jesús Silveira 123
Bryan Acosta 121 vs José Guadalupe Nery 121

Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
Venue: Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana
TV: Azteca 7

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Luis Nery 118 vs Richie Mepranum 118.3 Arely Muciño 115 vs Judith Rodríguez 115 Javier Mendoza 115 …


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Heavyweight Joe Hanks returns Nov 5

Former heavyweight contender Joe Hanks (21-2, 14 KOs) makes his return to the squared circle when he takes on Nick Guivas (12-5-1, 9 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round bout on November 5th at the Morristown National Guard Armory in Morristown, New Jersey. It will be Hanks’ first bout since dropping a ten-round unanimous decision to Derric Rossy on May 16, 2014 in Montreal.

In the co-feature, Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin (20-5, 13 KOs) will see action in a super middleweight bout scheduled for eight rounds. In six-round bouts, former Olympian super middleweight Jerson Ravelo (21-6, 12 KOs) and middleweight Ian Green (10-1, 8 KOs) will see action against opponents to be named. Also, middleweight Delen Parsley (12-1, 4 KOs) will take on Henry Beckford (5-4, 1 KO).

The card will be the inaugural event promoted by Ambush Promotions.

Former heavyweight contender Joe Hanks (21-2, 14 KOs) makes his return to the squared circle when he takes on Nick …


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Wieliczka weigh in: 400 feet underground

By Przemek Garczarczyk

For the first time in boxing history a boxing event and a weigh in happened 400 feet underground. Specifically, before Saturday’s eighth edition of the Underground Boxing Show showcased in XIII century Wieliczka (Poland) salt mine, part of UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage list. The heavyweight main event between Krzysztof Zimnoch (19-1, 13 KO) vs. Marcin Rekowski (17-3, 14 KO) during a one of a kind evening, will also feature the return to the ring of #3 WBO ranked featherweight Kamil Łaszczyk (22-0, 8 KO), who will face 5-1 Piotr Gudel. Promoted by Babilion Promotion/Sferis KnockOut Promotions.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk For the first time in boxing history a boxing event and a weigh in happened 400 feet …


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WBO Convention Award Ceremony Photos

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

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Photos: Sumio Yamada


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Nielsen and Lerena make weight, ready for ‘Super 4’ final

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Photo: Team Sauerland

Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) and Kevin Lerena (15-1, 8 KOs) both made weight today ahead of the final of the ‘Super 4’ cruiserweight tournament tomorrow night at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nielsen and Lerena have seen off competition from Johnny Muller and Roberto Bolonti to secure their place in the final, and will now battle it out for the ‘Super 4’ title and a share of the $100,000 prize money.

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Photo: Team Sauerland Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) and Kevin Lerena (15-1, 8 KOs) both made weight today ahead of …


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Horn stops Mueller in nine rounds

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #4, WBO #4, WBA #11 147-pounder Jeff Horn (15-0, 10 KOs) stopped IBF #14 Rico Mueller (20-2-1, 14 KOs) in round nine of an IBF elimination bout at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Referee Sam Williams crowned Horn at 2:19. Horn becomes the IBF #2 contender to IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #4, WBO #4, WBA #11 147-pounder Jeff Horn (15-0, 10 KOs) stopped …










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