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By Joe Koizumi
A quintuple title promotion was staged by Muto Promotions on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Japanese 6’3” southpaw Tyson Koki (11-2-2, 10 KOs) impressively captured the OPBF middleweight belt by upsetting Australian defending champ Dwight Richie (14-1-4NC, one KO) by a unanimous decision (116-111 twice, 115-112) over twelve heats. Koki sent the champ to the canvas with a southpaw left hand midway in round eight to confirm his victory.
Unheralded Yutaka Oishi (14-5, 7 KOs) wrested the OPBF super-welterweight belt as he was awarded a technical decision over defending champ Takayuki Hosokawa (28-11-5, 9 KOs) because of the defending champ’s bad gash midway in the eleventh round. (more…)
Got a spare hour and forty-five minutes? Good. Now sit back and get ready for a long form dose of former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs.
By Kurt Wolfheimer
Thomas Mattice 134 vs. Elisio Cruz Sesma 134.5
Daywaun Roseberry 147 vs. Istvan Dernanecz 142.5
Antonio Nieves 120.5 vs. Sziveszter Ajtai 120.5
Montana Love 138.5 vs. Cordarrius Mann ?
Ray Edwards 254.5 vs. Keenan Hickman 237.5
Alante Green 231 vs. Ray Murray 205
Jose Rodriguez Jr. 156 vs. William Davis 154.5
Khali Thorn 151.5 vs. Matt Haynes 154.5
Promoter: Gatekeeper Promotions
Venue: Firebird Athletic Center
Muhammad Waseem 111.7 vs. Giemel Magramo Giemel 111.5
(WBC Silver Flyweight title)
Venue: Gwanakgu Hall Seoul, South Korea
Promoter: Andy Kim of AK Promotions
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Bryan De Gracia 126 vs Gilberto Cortez 126
(WBA Fedebol Featherweight title)
Galindo Cardenas 130 vs Daniel Miranda 130
Jordan Reyes 170 vs Gilberto Flores (MEX) 168
Edgar Valencia 118 vs Iván Trejos 118
Wilson Silva 154.50 vs Néstor Del Cid 158
Gilmer Baules 128 vs Nelson Guillén 130
John Hibbert 151.25 vs Alvin Cedeño 153
Leonardo Puente 121 vs Ismael Santos 123
Venue: Gimnasio La Basita de Pandeportes en David
Promoter: Promociones del Istmo
TV: TV MAX 9
Former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s), will battle #1 ranked contender Alexander Povetkin, (30-1-0, 22 KO’s) on Saturday, December 17 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The winner of their highly anticipated clash will be the interim champion and mandatory challenger to current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Currently ranked #2 by the WBC, Stiverne is deep in training at his home gym in Las Vegas, the Mayweather Boxing Club under the watchful eye of longtime trainer Don House.
“I feel great, this fight has been in the making for a while so I’ve been here training at home,” said the Haitian born Stiverne. (more…)
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Vasyl Lomachenko 130 vs. Nicholas Walters 129.5
(WBO super featherweight title)
Konstantin Ponomarev 148.5 vs. Silverio Ortiz 148.5
Trevor McCumby 172.25 vs. Donovan George 175
Fernando Carcamo 146.5 vs. Juan Ruiz 146.75
Maxim Dadashev 140.2 vs. Efrain Cruz 140.2
Venue: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Tank
Virgilijus Stapulionis 154 vs Patrick Day 154
Cassius Chaney 242.7 vs Carlos Sandoval 251
Madiyar Ashkeyev 154 vs Marcus Beckford 155
Rodrigo Almeida 179 vs Reinaldo Graceski 174
Vaughn Alexander 159.5 vs Antonio Fernandes 159.5
Ernesto Ornelas 123 vs Kevin Asmat 123
Jesus Gonzalez 118 vs Josh Crespo 126
Enriko Gogokhia 154 vs Roberto Yong 155.5
Tracey Johnson 196 vs Kennedy Katende 196
Promoter: Main Events
Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
Ibeth Zamora 108 vs Nina Stojanovic 107.50
WBC light flyweight world title
WBC Diamond eliminator Tournament
Jose Lopez 140 vs Shoki Sakai 138
Venue: Auditorio Municipal de Torreon
Promoter:Promociones del Pueblo
A settlement has been reached between Lucian Bute and the District of Columbia Athletic Commission, several months after an initial anti-doping test result was announcement regarding traces of Ostarin found in Bute’s urine samples this past May.
Following the World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight world title bout between defending champion Badou Jack and challenger Bute, which ended in a draw, a positive test result was announced to the general surprise of Bute.
Since then, however, in-depth analyses has demonstrated beyond all doubt that this result was due to contamination of nutritional supplements, prescribed by Bute’s conditioning trainer and created by a laboratory in California. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
In a major upset, Australian 147 pounder Kris George (12-1, 6 KOs) clearly outpointed fellow Aussie and London 2012 Olympian, Cameron Hammond (16-1, 8 KOs) to capture the vacant Commonwealth welterweight championship on Friday in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Scores 117-111, 119-109, 116-111.
Promoter Brendon Smith
David Haye and Tony Bellew will clash in a Heavyweight blockbuster at The O2 in London on March 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The big-hitting pair will finally settle their differences in the ring having clashed explosively on Sky Sports in Liverpool in October when Bellew defended his WBC World Cruiserweight title against BJ Flores, with the Liverpool star calling Haye out after knocking Flores out. Haye and Bellew exchanged angry words and had to be separated by security – but on March 4 there will be no parting them.
“The public demand for me to violently knock out Tony ‘The Bell-End’ Bellew was simply too strong,” said Haye. “The country is fed up of his constant yapping. Even in his home town of Liverpool, I would be stopped in the street by people begging me to spectacularly send him into retirement. Bellew is completely delusional if he thinks he can beat me. He still thinks he’s on the set of Creed and there will be some kind of Rocky style happy ending. But come March 4th at The 02 in London I will bring reality crashing down on him.
“I’ve earned my credentials the hard way inside the ring, not on film sets. There will be no second takes, no stunt men taking the blows and no flashing lights on the red carpet, the only lights Bellew will see are those of the spot lights shining down on him when he wakes up from his nap on the canvas.” (more…)
Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion “Turbo Terry” Flanagan (31-0, 12 KOs) and challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-4-1, 13 KOs).made weight on Friday for their world title clash tomorrow night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Flanagan and Cruz both scaled in at 134.8 pounds.
The promoter for the card is Boxing Hall of Famer Frank Warren and BoxNation will televise in the UK.
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
WBC #6, WBO #7, IBF #8, WBA #14 168-pounder Zac Dunn (23-0, 18 KOs) outworked Englishman Liam Cameron (19-5, 7 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth title over twelve rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Scores were 117-111, 115-113, 116-112
Former world light heavyweight challenger Blake Caparello (24-2-1, 8 KOs) stopped Ricky Torres (26-8-1) in round one of scheduled eight. Referee Tony Marretta crowned Caparello at 2:45. Caparello’s only losses to Sergey Kovalev in 2014 who he dropped, and Andre Dirrell in 2016.
In other action, cruiserweight Mark Flanagan (21-4, 14 KOs) stopped Orlando Farias (31-16) in round two of a scheduled ten to capture the WBA Oceania title. Referee Tony Marretta called it off at 1:47.
WBA #7 140-pounder Czar Amonsot (33-3-3, 21 KOs) stopped Yuthapol Sudnongbua (23-1) in round seven of a scheduled ten to retain the WBA Oceania belt. The referee crowned Amonsot at 1:37.
Sad to hear that former heavyweight contender Alex “The Destroyer” Stewart passed away suddenly last week from a blood clot in his lung. He was just 52. Stewart was a very exciting big puncher, scoring 40 KOs among his 43 wins. He fought Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Michael Moorer among others.
No recent updates to report on the status on super middleweight Eddy Gutknecht, who was placed in an induced coma after he collapsed following a decision loss to George Groves last Friday in London.
Today only, $75 tix are “buy one, get one free” for Main Events’ show on Saturday night at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Use offer code: RISINGSTARS. Super welterweights Virgilijus “The Terminator” Stapulionis (18-3-1, 13 KOs) and Patrick Day (12-2-1, 6 KOs) meet in the main event.
Also there are Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts for tix to the January 14 Showtime event at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, NY, featuring the WBC/IBF super middleweight unification between Badou Jack and James DeGale, as well as IBF jr lightweight champ Jose Pedraza defending his world title against Gervonta Davis. Use offer code: JAB
By Shea Smith
An enthusiastic large crowd gathered Thanksgiving Eve for Pinnacle Boxing Championships’ Fall Pro/Am show at the throwback Teamster Temple venue in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. The nearby Conn-Greb Boxing Club had the most dominant presence on the card with 7 fighters (three amateur and four pro).
In the main event, super lightweight Bill Hutchinson (10-2-4, 5 KOs) faced off against late sub Jairo Fernandez Vargas (6-1, 5 KOs) from Mechanicsville, Virginia, by way of Mexico. Upon closer look at Vargas’s record, it appeared to have been padded mostly against debuts. Regardless, Vargas came to fight and snapped the jab well all night. However it wasn’t enough to tame the never tiring Hutchinson. Hutchinson used solid feints and body shots to back Vargas up throughout the contest. Hitchinson’s swarming pressure and punch output earned himself a UD victory. (more…)
Local pride will be on the line as Cleveland’s Thomas Williams (5-0, 4 KOs) and world rated Antonio “Carita” Nieves (16-0-2, 8 KOs) battle it out in separate bouts on the blockbuster card at the Firebird Athletic Center in Bedford, Ohio.
In the main event promoted by Chuck Bayley’s Gatekeeper Promotions, will be Cleveland lightweight Thomas Williams (5-0, 4KO’s), who will take on by far his toughest opponent to date in Mexico’s Eliseo Cruz “Lobo” Sesma (9-2-1, 6 KOs) in a six-round contest. “It feels awesome to be fighting back home near Cleveland for the first time in my professional career. Camp has been wonderful. We have been sparring three times a week and I wish I was fighting tonight,” stated Williams. “We have a good game plan for the fight against Sesma, but I am ready to adjust to whatever he brings to the table. We are ready for war on Saturday night.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
WBO #2 welterweight Jeff Horn (15-0-1, 10 KOs) could set-up a WBO title shot against world champion Manny Pacquiao in 2017 if he defeats WBO #8 Ali Funeka (39-5-3, 31 KOs) at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand on December 10 in an undercard fight to the vacant WBO heavyweight championship bout featuring WBO #1 Joseph Parker against WBO #3 Andy Ruiz. Horn was impressive in his most recent contest in October when he performed a boxing clinic against Rico Mueller stopping the game and durable German in nine rounds. Funeka stopped Justice Addy in three rounds in July and challenged for the IBF 135 pound title in 2009 losing a close decision to Nate Campbell and a draw against Joan Guzman.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum will be sitting ringside on December 10 with Duco Events promoters Dean Lonergan and David Higgins and if Jeff Horn is impressive against Ali Funeka the former London Olympian could be considered as a challenger for Manny Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title in 2017. “Jeff Horn is a really good fighter,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “Horn belongs in the top echelon of the division. He has to perform well on December 10 and I can then evaluate him based on the other welterweights.”
Photo: Frank Warren Promotions
This Saturday at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, WBO lightweight boss Terry Flanagan is promising to provide a refresher to anyone who doubts his standing as the planet’s premier 135lb prizefighter, writes Glynn Evans.
The 27 year old ‘Turbo’ from Ancoats, Manchester is acutely aware that he dipped beneath the lofty standards he sets himself when he plodded past veteran South African spoiler Mzonke Fana in a 12 round snoozer in the Welsh capital last summer.
But he intends to settle his debt to Welsh fight fans with interest this weekend.
‘I’ve been given a second chance to show Cardiff exactly what I’m about; an exciting southpaw, the best fighter on a good bill, the world’s best lightweight,’ says the 5ft 9 ½ in southpaw who makes a fourth defence of his belt against Puerto Rico’s Orlando Cruz, the world’s only openly ‘gay’ professional boxer. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
WBC#6, WBO#7, IBF#8, WBA#14, 168 pounder, Zac Dunn (22-0, 18KOs) will challenge Englishman, Liam Cameron (19-4, 7 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth title over twelve rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday
Cameron is coming off a four round stoppage win over Giorgi Beroshvill in 2015. He previously challenged for the Commonwealth title in 2015 losing a twelve round decision to Luke Blackledge.
Dunn captured the IBO world 168 pound title by defeating Max Bursak over twelve rounds in 2015. He made a successful USA debut in 2015 outscoring Derrick Findley over ten rounds on ESPN televised contest
Undefeated Super-Bantamweight Kid Galahad (20-0, 11 KOs) has been added to Frank Warren’s Motorpoint Arena Cardiff bill this Saturday. Galahad will face against Barcelona’s Reynaldo Mora (7-19, 4 KOs), live and exclusive on BoxNation.
“I’m delighted to be joining such a big show,” said Galahad. “I’m itching to get back in the ring and do what I do best. This will be my first time boxing in Wales as a pro and I’m determined to put in a top performance and win over some new fans.
“There’s some big fights for me in 2017 but first I need to overcome Reynaldo on Saturday. I want to end 2016 on a high and look forward to a busy 2017.”
Former WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg will meet Jose Cayetano for the WBA International Featherweight title at the Manchester Arena on Saturday December 10, live on Sky Sports. Quigg returns to action after recovering from a broken jaw in his unification battle with Carl Frampton in the same arena in February.
The Bury star is looking to get back into the world title frame and will be keen to make a big impact up at Featherweight as he tracks down a rematch with Frampton and hunts another potential domestic World championship rival in Welsh IBF king Lee Selby.
Cayetano will be out to spoil Quigg’s return and hand back to back defeats to the hometown favorite. The Mexican has mixed in top company having taken Leo Santa Cruz the distance on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao blockbuster and enters the bout full of confidence having beaten Alexis Santiago in Las Vegas in September. (more…)
WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko is now a -1100 favorite over unbeaten former world champion Nicholas Walters (+700) on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
With today being Thanksgiving, there’s no final press conference. The fighters will face off Friday at the weigh-in, then collide in the ring the following night. HBO will televise.
“The ‘former’ world champion will be removed very soon. I will be world champion again in 2017,” said Randy “Razor” Petalcorin, the former WBA interim light flyweight champion from General Santos City. He is scheduled to fight again on Tuesday, December 4 in the main event of the “Brawl at the Mall: Return of Gensan’s Finest” at the Robinsons Mall in General Santos City.
Petalcorin is facing newly-crowned Minproba light flyweight titlist Arnold Garde of President Roxas, North Cotabato for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Pan Pacific light flyweight crown. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
London 2012 Olympian, Cameron Hammond (16-0, 8 KOs) will clash with fellow Australian Kris George (11-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth welterweight championship on Friday in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Hammond, 27 years of age, is managed by future Hall of Famer Ricky Hatton. He is coming off a points win over Devdarshan Singh in July WBO #2 welterweight Jeff Horn will be in Hammond’s corner.
George, also 27, is coming off a three round stoppage of Bowyn Morgan in July and he is managed and trained by Brendon Smith
Promoter Brendon Smith
Luis Ortiz will face Dave Allen at the Manchester Arena on Saturday December 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Heavyweight danger man Ortiz made his European debut in Monte-Carlo on November 12 with a landslide points win over Malik Scott extending his unbeaten record to 26-0. ‘King Kong’ was frustrated by Scott’s negative approach, but the Cuban KO artist is confident that he prove he’s the next ruler of the division on December 10.
“I’m so excited to be boxing in the UK and it’s great to be keeping busy,” said Ortiz. “Monaco was a great experience for me and although the fight didn’t play out like I hoped I felt I learnt a lot.
“We looked at opponents for December 10 and we wanted someone who will come to fight for the fans. Dave Allen called the fight on and he’s got his wish. It’s great to be taking on a Brit in his backyard and I’m confident you will see the real Luis Ortiz in Manchester.” (more…)
A medical delay over Russian challenger Artur Akavov has resulted in his middleweight title shot against WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders being postponed by seven days to December 3. The pair were due to meet at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff this Saturday but problems with the translation of paperwork supplied by the Russian’s team have forced an unavoidable delay.
“It’s extremely frustrating for all parties and especially Billy who has been itching to get back into the ring following a frustrating 2016,” said Frank Warren. “The medicals were sent late and mostly in Russian and once translated it then became apparent they were not complete. Ultimately, it would be too late to find a suitable replacement so postponing it was our only option. I feel for Billy Joe as he was ready to make the first defense of his World title and for all of the fans who wanted to watch him.” (more…)
Former super lightweight title challenger Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (39-7-1, 11 KOs) looks to redeem himself after a tough loss to Adrien Broner back in April as he headlines the main event of Mayweather Promotions Sin City Showdown, Friday, December 2nd from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. No opponent yet for Theophane. In other action, super middleweight Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman (6-0-1, 2 KOs) and welterweight Maurice “Ambitious” Lee (7-0, 3 KOs) will step into the ring in separate bouts
Junior middleweight prospect Nathaniel Gallimore (15-1-1, 12 KOs) of Illinois by way of Jamaica takes on unbeaten Angelo Baez (15-0-1, 11 KOs) of Chile in a 10 round bout that will be featured December 17 at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center in Las Vegas. The contracted weight is 154 pounds. Roy Jones Jr (Roy Jones Jr Boxing Promotions) will promote the show with CBS Sports Network televising the card.
Gallimore has reeled off two KO wins in a row following what some felt was a questionable split decision loss this past June. It was his first loss as a pro but his management’s confidence in their man hasn’t wavered. “We’re confident that Nathaniel will give a stellar performance December 17th. Our strong belief in his abilites and talent has not changed. There are decisions that may not go your way sometimes in boxing, as in life. Our team likes to keep things positive. For us it’s all about the journey,” said Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.
Hatton Promotions has been made of aware press reports regarding Lucas Browne and issues relating to the VADA drug test which took place as part of the WBC Clean Boxing Programme.
Firstly, we wish to make it absolutely clear that we support fully the WBC program and its efforts to rid the sport of performance-enhancing drugs.
Clearly, the test results are hugely disappointing for the company and for Lucas himself. For a man and a team who fought so hard to clear his name following what is now universally accepted to have been a deliberate contamination of products he ingested prior to his March fight with Ruslan Chagaev, this is a bitter blow.
Lucas was cleared of any deliberate wrongdoing a few months ago and we feel it would be somewhat unfair and incorrect for anyone to suggest that the results of his latest test bring the outcome of his previous exoneration into question. (more…)
Photo: Top Rank
Former world champion Nicholas Walters was mobbed by the media at Top Rank Gym. Walters is preparing for his fight against Vasyl Lomachenko on Saturday. The fight is for the WBO World super featherweight title and will be at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Hard-hitting unbeaten contender Sergey Lipinets (10-0, 8 KOs) will face against Australia’s Lenny Zappavigna (35-2, 25 KOs) in a 12-round junior welterweight world title eliminator on the undercard of Cuellar vs Mares on December 10th.
Also featured are undefeated rising contenders Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (16-0, 11 KOs) in a middleweight bout and Mario Barrios (16-0, 8 KOs) battling Argentina’s Claudio Rosendo Tapia (24-18-4, 9 KOs) in junior lightweight action.
An array of talented fighters from the Los-Angeles area round out the evening as Oxnard’s Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (24-1, 12 KOs) competes in a super middleweight attraction, former title challenger Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KOs) of Riverside in a six-round welterweight fight and Abner Mares’ younger brother, Adan Mares (14-1-3, 3 KOs) enters the ring in a lightweight bout. (more…)
Photo: Frank Warren Promotions
Dulwhich Super-Welterweight Ahmet Patterson has been forced to withdraw from his British title showdown with Welshman Liam Williams after being attacked whilst out running late on Thursday night.
Patterson, 29, suffered injuries to his head and right eye after being struck by a brick whilst running past a group of three men in London. The undefeated Peacock Gym fighter was struck on the head as he ran past the three men who attempted to block his path.
“I was doing my road work when I noticed a group of men gathering on the pavement around 50 yards in front of me,” said Patterson. “I tried to run around them but they moved in front of me and blocked my path.
“As I ran around them one of the men struck me in the face with a brick and we got in a scuffle. Once I started defending myself they ran off.”
The injuries suffered left Patterson with no choice but to withdraw from his challenge for the Lonsdale Belt this Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. (more…)
Photo: Dave Cameron
A Press Conference was held Tuesday for the Samoan Prime Minister Tuilepa Alono Sailele Maillelegaol who is the major sponsor of the WBO#1 Joseph Parker versus WBO#3 Andy Ruiz who clash for the vacant WBO heavyweight title at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand on December 10 promoted by Duco Events.
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilepa Alono Sailele Mallelegaol said “We are proud to be able to support our son Joseph Parker in his quest to become the first Samoan world heavyweight champion, and believe he possesses the qualities required to succeed, strength of body, mind and soul. In addition to this, this event will be a great opportunity for Samoa to promote our beautiful country to what will be a massive international audience.”
Parker’s promoter Dennis Higgins of Duco Events said “I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the people of Samoa and the Honorable Prime Minister
who have extended to both Joseph Parker and Duco Events over the past 24 months.”