WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Weights from Rhode Island

Greg Vendetti 152 vs. Khiary Gray 154
Mark DeLuca 154 vs. Chris Chatman 156
Juiseppe Cusumano 235 vs. Dan Biddle 224
Kendrick Ball, Sr. 163 vs. Godson Noel 162
Anthony Marsella, Jr. 135 vs. Abraham Torres 136
Michael Valentin 137 vs. Kevin De Freitas 137
Matt Doherty 138 vs. Placido Hoff 136
Ricky Delossantos 126 vs. Malcolm Simms 124
 
Venue: Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI
Promoter: CES Boxing

Greg Vendetti 152 vs. Khiary Gray 154 Mark DeLuca 154 vs. Chris Chatman 156 Juiseppe Cusumano 235 vs. Dan Biddle …


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Star Boxing postpones June 15 card due to Cletus Seldin testosterone snafu

Star Boxing will postpone the upcoming June 15th date at the Paramount in Huntington, NY due to medical issues surrounding main event participant, Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin. Cletus has been under a doctor’s care and receiving testosterone therapy for an abnormally low testosterone count. Although Cletus voluntarily disclosed such therapy to the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) and VADA, an anti-doping athlete drug testing program that Seldin voluntarily participates in, the NYSAC has determined that it will not issue Cletus a license to box on June 15th.

On the advice of Doctor Jeff Vacirca, Cletus began testosterone replacement therapy due to an abnormal testosterone count, hypogonadism, and testicular dysfunction. The treatments are meant to bring his testosterone levels to a normal limit and not for enhancement. This is undisputable and there has been no claim that he would have an unfair advantage due to this replacement therapy as his testosterone count has remained below normal levels for a male of his age. (more…)

Star Boxing will postpone the upcoming June 15th date at the Paramount in Huntington, NY due to medical issues surrounding …



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July 14 ShoBox lineup set

Undefeated super lightweights Keenan “Killa” Smith and rising adopted local favorite Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk meet in an eight-round bout in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on Friday, July 14 live on SHOWTIME from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla. Southpaw Smith, (11-0, 5 KOs) will make his second appearance on the series as he takes on Baranchyk, (14-0, 10 KOs), who is making his fifth appearance on the ShoBox series.

In the co-feature, former national amateur champion Kenneth Sims Jr. (12-0, 4 KOs) will look to keep his record unblemished as he meets Rolando Chinea (14-1-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight scrap. Plus, undefeated Glenn Dezurn (9-0, 6 KOs) will take on Adam Lopez (16-1-1, KOs) in an eight-round bantamweight clash. In the telecast opener, Joshua Greer (13-1-1, 5 KOs) will battle Leroy Davila (5-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout.

Undefeated super lightweights Keenan “Killa” Smith and rising adopted local favorite Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk meet in an eight-round bout …


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ShoBox Weights from Verona, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman

Regis Prograis 139.5 vs. Joel Diaz, Jr. 137.25
NABF Super Lightweight Title
Kerrman Lejarraga 149 vs. Jose Abreu 149
Demond Nicholson 162.5 vs. Steve Rolls 161
Jon Fernandez 132.5 vs. Juan Reyes 131.5
Francy Ntetu 171 vs. Brian Holstein 171
Nick Brinson 162.75 vs. Jaime Barboza 162.5
Charles Conwell 154.5 vs. Jeffrey Wright 156
Lawrence Gabriel 198 vs. Damian Lewis 197

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY
Promoter: Lou DiBella (DiBella Enertainment)
Television: Showtime
Doors open @ 6:30 p.m., First bell @ 7:30 p.m., First T.V. bout at 10:30 p.m.

By Boxing Bob Newman Regis Prograis 139.5 vs. Joel Diaz, Jr. 137.25 NABF Super Lightweight Title Kerrman Lejarraga 149 vs. …




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Triple championship bill at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Golden Gloves Promotions present a triple championship bill at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa, on Saturday night with Simphiwe Khonco defending his IBO strawweight belt against Lito Dante and Thabiso Mchunu and Johnny Muller meeting in a clash for the vacant South African and African Boxing Union cruiserweight titles.

In the third championship bout, Lee Dyer and Alfonzo Tissen meet for the vacant African Boxing Union super middleweight title.

The tournament will be shown live on SS 9 and SS 4 on Saturday night from 8:30 to midnight. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Golden Gloves Promotions present a triple championship bill at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa, …


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IBF opens door for Joshua-Klitschko rematch

IBF Statement/Heavyweight Exception:

Following the April 29, 2017 bout between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF received a letter from Matchroom Sport and IBF/WBA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua requesting an Exception to Regulations to participate in a rematch of this bout for the IBF Heavyweight Championship and WBA Heavyweight Super Championship to take place by December 2, 2017.

Following that letter, the IBF received a letter from Sauerland Event on behalf of #2 ranked and Mandatory Contender Kubrat Pulev indicating that Pulev objected to the Exception being granted to allow Anthony Joshua to participate in a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.

Shortly after, the IBF Board of Directors was advised that the issue had been resolved between the parties with the following conditions:

1. If Wladimir Klitschko is unavailable for the rematch on October 28, 2017, the fight shall be staged no later than December 2, 2017.

2. Kubrat Pulev is the next in line to fight the winner after the rematch. In the event the rematch does not occur prior to December 2, 2017 Anthony Joshua is to honor his mandatory commitment and fight Kubrat Pulev.

3. After the rematch, the IBF will not consider a request for unification from the winner.

4. There shall be no further exceptions considered by the IBF regarding Anthony Joshua, or Wladimir Klitschko should he win the bout, prior to the completion of the mandatory bout with Kubrat Pulev.

IBF Statement/Heavyweight Exception: Following the April 29, 2017 bout between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF received a letter …


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Burnett: I want to emulate Frampton in Belfast

Ryan Burnett says he can follow in Carl Frampton’s footsteps and become a huge star in Belfast as he challenges Lee Haskins for the IBF World Bantamweight title at the SSE Arena Belfast on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Burnett tackles his first World title fights in his first fight on hometurf in nearly three years, while the Bristolian puts his crown on the line for the third time.

If Burnett can rip the IBF crown from Haskins, he’ll become the latest World champion from Belfast, following in the footsteps of Carl Frampton. ‘The Jackal’ also made the red belt his first World title in the Titanic Quarter back in September 2014, and Burnett hopes that Saturday is the first step on emulating the former two-weight World champion. (more…)

Ryan Burnett says he can follow in Carl Frampton’s footsteps and become a huge star in Belfast as he challenges …


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Pitts-Vendetti Preview

By Jason Marchetti

Rival New England Promoters Jimmy Burchfield and Ken Casey have teamed up this Friday to promote two New England Jr. Middleweight bouts and a solid undercard. The 10 fight card at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Ri starts at 6:30 p.m.

In the main event, Worcester’s Khiary Gray-Pitts (14-2, 11 KO’s) will fight Greg Vendetti (14-2-1, 10 KO’s) from nearby Stoneham, Mass in an 8 rounder at 154 lbs. Pitts will be looking to bounce back after tough losses to Courtney Pennington (11-3-2) and Ian Green (12-1) in the past year. However, despite setbacks, Pitts’ punching power keeps him the favorite in most local bouts in his weight class. And to his credit, he refuses to pad his record and as his calls out the best competition in the region. Vendetti, has 2 wins this year by KO and possesses an almost identical record as Pitts. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti Rival New England Promoters Jimmy Burchfield and Ken Casey have teamed up this Friday to promote two …



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Eyubov added to Detroit Brawl card

Unbeaten junior welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov (12-0, 10 KOs) of Aktobe, Kazakhstan, will rise in weight once again to feast on Iztacalco, Mexico’s Cesar Soriano (27-35-1, 16 KOs) on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.

The pair will meet on the undercard of promoter Dmitriy Salita’s blockbuster “Detroit Brawl,” featuring an eight-round main event between two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (2-0, 1 KO) of Flint, Michigan, and Mery Rancier (7-8-3, 5 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Championship.

In the 10-round co-main event, undefeated Detroit cruiserweight Demetrius Banks (9-0, 4 KOs) will face Detroit via Russia’s Alexey Zubov (14-1, 9 KOs).

Unbeaten junior welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov (12-0, 10 KOs) of Aktobe, Kazakhstan, will rise in weight once again to feast on …


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Rios: I’m just ready to get back to the top

Former world champion Brandon Rios hosted a large contingent of media at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California Wednesday as he prepares for his ring return this Sunday, June 11 against Mexico’s Aaron Herrera in the main event of a Special Edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes live from The Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Team Rios

Here is what Rios and his trainer had to say Wednesday:

BRANDON RIOS

“I’m just ready to get back to the top. I know that I have to climb the ladder and that’s what I’m here for.

“When I said that I was done, I was done. Eventually though I started getting that urge again, to get on that stage and perform on TV. My wife told me that if I wanted to fight again, I had to come back dedicated. (more…)

Former world champion Brandon Rios hosted a large contingent of media at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California …


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EBU General Meeting and Awards

By Marco Bratusch

Last weekend, the annual European Boxing Union conference was held at the Hilton hotel in Bruxelles, Belgium. It was an occasion to gather, discuss rules and ratings (the Council meeting happened on Friday afternoon privately), meet up with the historical members and getting to know the newcomers while celebrating the most recent year of the European boxing scene.

President Bob Logist addressed the meeting about several topics of discussion, among which the importance of receiving the best ring officials possible from the national federations that are part of the EBU. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch Last weekend, the annual European Boxing Union conference was held at the Hilton hotel in Bruxelles, Belgium. …


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Diezel-Adyaka tops Lacey, Washington card

By Ricardo Ibarra

Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions will stage their fourth ‘Brawl at Harmony Hall’ card at the Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, Washington, on Saturday, June 24th with an eight-bout line-up scheduled, showcasing local fighters.

In the main event, Seattle, Washington’s Rob Diezel (11-7, 4 KOs) will square off with Phillip Adyaka (7-8, 4 KOs), of Saint Paul, Minnesota, in a featherweight contest. Diezel, a seven-year pro, is coming off a decision win over Juan Jaramillo in January, a fight in which he claimed a regional title belt. The win was his second consecutive victory after breaking a two-bout losing streak. Adyaka, meanwhile, is on a two-fight winning run, with his most recent outing being a unanimous decision over Samuel Ismael in January. They will meet in a six rounder. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions will stage their fourth ‘Brawl at Harmony Hall’ card at the Land …



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Chacon new opponent for Dogboe on July 22

Photo and story by David Finger

The first press conference for the highly anticipated WBO international super bantamweight championship featuring Accra, Ghana’s own Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (16-0, 10 KOs) took place today at the Airport View Hotel in Accra, Ghana. Perhaps the biggest news out of the press conference was confirmation of one important development. The original opponent for the July 22nd WBO international fight, Argentina’s Claudio Fernando Echegaray (17-0-1, 9 KOs), was scrapped in favor of fellow Argentinian Javier Nicholas Chacon (25-3-1, 7 KOs).

Interestingly enough, many fans found the new opponent to be more of a challenge to the young upstart. Echegaray, though undefeated, was considered somewhat of an unknown and untested fighter. (more…)

Photo and story by David Finger The first press conference for the highly anticipated WBO international super bantamweight championship featuring …


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WBC 118lb champ Yamanaka to defend against #1 Nery

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will make his thirteenth defense against also undefeated official challenger Luis Nery (27-0, 17 KOs), from Mexico, in Kyoto, Japan, on August 15.

It was announced by Teiken Promotions on Wednesday, when Yamanaka expressed his strong motivation to tie the record of most defenses made by Japanese ringmen—now held by former WBA junior flyweight titlist Yoko Gushiken. Kyoto is a familiar place for Shinsuke since he went to Minami Kyoto high school for three years and learned how to box there. Yamanaka said, “Luis Nery may be the strongest opponent that I face, and I’m happy to exchange gloves with him in the record-making contest.” Nery, an energetic southpaw puncher twelve years his junior at 22, now holds the WBC Silver 118-pound belt, having defeated Filipino Raymond Tabugon via fourth round stoppage last December.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will …


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Caballero injured, new ESPN2 headliner

Undefeated NABF Super Bantamweight Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) has sustained an injury to his right ankle in training camp and regretfully has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming 10-round, headlining bout and first title defense against Oscar ” El Jaguar” Negrete (16-0, 6 KOs) for the June 30 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.

“I want to apologize to my opponent, Oscar Negrete, and to all my fans who really wanted to watch this fight,” said Randy Caballero. “With all that has happened in my career, I didn’t want to risk an ankle injury hurting my entire career. I am sure that once my ankle heals and with the support of all my fans, I will be back at 100 percent.”

The card will still take place on June 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and Golden Boy Promotions will now feature Negrete versus experienced contender Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (35-8-5, 24 KOs) for a 10-round bantamweight main event for the vacant NABF Bantamweight title. Ruiz was last seen in the ring going toe to toe against Caballero for the vacant NABF super bantamweight title, in a rugged battle that went the distance.

Undefeated NABF Super Bantamweight Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) has sustained an injury to his right ankle …


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Ward tested and ready

By Robert Hough

Andre “S.O.G.” Ward, who faces Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in a rematch on June 17, confirmed Wednesday that he is enrolled in VADA testing for the light-heavyweight fight.
Ward (31-0-0, 15 KOs), who won a narrow decision in the first fight, has long spoken of a commitment to doing what he can to make boxing a clean sport.

“I’ve been tested at least five times this camp,” Ward said on a conference call. “I don’t know what people might be reading, but with all due respect, there are lies on the internet.” (more…)

By Robert Hough Andre “S.O.G.” Ward, who faces Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in a rematch on June 17, confirmed Wednesday that …



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Kovalev: I want to put Ward back in his place

Yesterday, former WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) and his team hosted an international conference call to discuss his upcoming rematch with Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (31-0, 16 KOs) which will take place June 17 live on HBO Pay Per View®, and live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Below are some highlighted quotes from the call:

Sergey Kovalev: “This training camp we deleted all my last mistakes and like doing good. Like I think that right now is much better and right now is training camp is going right. Everything is good and we will see June 17.”

“You know, like, everything depends from my preparation how I get the best shape for the fight. And I’m trying to get now in best shape for June 17 and we can see what will happen June 17. I don’t know, like, how exactly the fight is going to be by decision or somebody stop each other. Let’s just see. I don’t have a prediction. I just have one goal to beat Andre Ward and beat all shit from him because he doesn’t deserve the belt and the status of a champion. He now is really high his nose and walking everywhere and don’t see the people around him. I want to put him back in his place.” (more…)

Yesterday, former WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) and his team hosted …


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Ramirez-Bone clash June 20 on FS1

Unbeaten rising prospect Eddie Ramirez (16-0, 11 KOs) enters the ring to battle Ecuador’s Erick Bone (16-4, 8 KOs) in a 10-round junior welterweight showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on June 20 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a 10-round matchup between junior welterweight prospect Dennis Galarza (15-2, 9 KOs) and Mexico’s Omar Tienda (18-4, 11 KOs) plus an eight-round battle between unbeaten featherweight prospects Xavier Martinez (7-0, 4 KOs) and Prince Smalls (11-0-1, 4 KOs).

Unbeaten rising prospect Eddie Ramirez (16-0, 11 KOs) enters the ring to battle Ecuador’s Erick Bone (16-4, 8 KOs) in …


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Abraham-Eubank is official for July 15

It’s official! Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) will challenge Chris Eubank Jr (24-1, 19 KOs) for the IBO super middleweight belt on July 15 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, live on ITV Box Office in the UK. Although fighting for the first time on UK soil, the German veteran is no stranger to British boxers having previously shared the ring with Carl Froch, Paul Smith and Martin Murray in world title fights.

Photo: Sebastian Heger

Eubank Jr, the son of the legendary British fighter Chris Eubank, will be making the first defense of the IBO strap he claimed with a tenth-round technical knockout victory over Australia’s Renold Quinlan in February.

Speaking at a press conference today in London, Abraham said: ‘’I’m very happy to have the opportunity to fight here in England. The UK boxing fans are amongst the best in the World, and I look forward to putting on a great show on July 15. (more…)

It’s official! Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) will challenge Chris Eubank Jr (24-1, 19 KOs) for the IBO super middleweight …


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OPI Since 82 to stage Patera-Mendy Euro clash

By Marco Bratusch

Italian boxing promoter OPI Since 82 won today’s EBU bid in order to stage the European lightweight title between freshly-crowned titlist Francesco Patera (18-2, 7 KOs) and mandatory challenger Yvan Mendy (37-4-1, 18 KOs). OPI outbid other two offers at EBU offices, submitting a considerable 67,717 Euro bid, topping an Asloum Events proposal of 45,200 Euros and a third one made by GMG Promotions of 15,000 Euros. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch Italian boxing promoter OPI Since 82 won today’s EBU bid in order to stage the European lightweight …


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Broner, Garcia ready for showdown

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia recently participated in a media conference call to discuss the news that they would square off against one another with a 140lb weight limit on Saturday, July 29, on Showtime.

Adrien Broner: “I mean, I’ve done a lot. I’ve done a lot in the sport already at a young age. I’ve watched Mikey Garcia come up before and at the same time I came up. I always want to fight the best. The best fight the best and that’s what’s going on today. This fight is going to be a tremendous fight and I’m bringing my A-game. I know a lot of people are probably counting me out.

“Making the weight is not going to be a problem. My last fight is coming from 180-plus. I’ve kept my weight down and I’ve actually been trying to fight somebody earlier than July. But since it’s July, I’ve kept my body in okay shape and I won’t have a problem making the weight.

“Anybody is a puncher whether… It all hurts. I’m one to tell the truth. I don’t want to get hit by nobody. I don’t care if it’s Paulie Malignaggi…I don’t want to feel none of their punches.”

Mikey Garcia: “It is the biggest fight available for me right now. Originally my plan was to unify at 135. If that was not available I would look at a big name to defend my title at lightweight but that wasn’t quite available. Adrien Broner is a much bigger name and a bigger star who has accomplished a lot in the sport. So, it just made more sense to go and pursue the Adrien Broner fight than a regular title defense.”

“I would like to come back down to lightweight and unify the titles or defend my title before making a permanent move up. But, because this fight was available right now and it’s a much bigger fight than anything else at the lightweight division—like I mentioned earlier, that’s why we’re moving up to 140. If unification matches are available at 135 later this year, then that’s what I’m going to go after.

“I feel that I am a slightly better boxer. Just a little bit better than he is and I’ve just got to prove it on the 29th. I did tell you that he loses, he’s lost and I don’t lose. That’s where I have that confidence. I don’t believe anybody around my division can beat me right now and I don’t think Adrien Broner is going to be one to give me those kinds of problems. We’re going to obviously train hard and prepare. We can’t take him lightly but I still believe very, very strongly that I’m the better fighter.”

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia recently participated in a media conference call to discuss the news that they would square …


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Crossroads: Prograis-Diaz on ShoBox

By Byron Spurlock

Undefeated jr welterweight Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (19-0, 16 KOs) returns to ShoBox this Friday for his fourth time at the Turning Stone Resort Casino. Prograis will face another undefeated fighter in the main event, as he defends his NABF title (for the second time) against Joel Diaz Jr. (23-0, 19 KOs).

Photo: Scott Foster

Prograis is the #4 ranked jr welterweight with the WBC and a victory will boost him closer toward a world title.

Fightnews.com® interviewed Prograis earlier this week as he made the final preparations for Friday’s showdown. (more…)

By Byron Spurlock Undefeated jr welterweight Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (19-0, 16 KOs) returns to ShoBox this Friday for his fourth …


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Haskins fears flying, not hostile crowd

IBF bantamweight champion Lee Haskins gets over his first major hurdle in defending his world title against Ryan Burnett in Belfast on Saturday night – by taking the ferry today due to his fear of flying. Haskins puts his crown on the line for the third time at the SSE Arena Belfast, live on AWE TV in the U.S. and Sky Sports in the UK, and the Bristolian knows he’s in for a hostile reception as he tries to hand Burnett his first pro defeat in front of the passionate Belfast fans.

“I’m not the greatest on planes so we chose to get the ferry over,” said Haskins. “It’s going to be a hostile crowd but truthfully it doesn’t bother me. I’ve boxed away time and time again so I know what’s coming. I’ve boxed in Monaco, Belgium and Morocco and in plenty of backyards in the UK. It doesn’t bother me, a ring is a ring.”

IBF bantamweight champion Lee Haskins gets over his first major hurdle in defending his world title against Ryan Burnett in …


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JM Marquez injury delays comeback

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There has been talk about the possible return of four-time former world champion Juan Manuel Marquez between July and August, but an injury to the left arm has derailed the future Hall of Famer’s comeback. Márquez underwent a medical examination and reportedly has a torn left bicep. The recovery time could be between three to four weeks.

Although Marquez’s ring return will be delayed, he will continue to train. Fans are hoping for a possible fight between Marquez and fellow multiple-time world champion Miguel Cotto by the end of the year.

By Gabriel F. Cordero There has been talk about the possible return of four-time former world champion Juan Manuel Marquez …


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DiBella wins Johnson-Derevyanchenko purse bid

A purse bid procedure was held at IBF Headquarters on Tuesday to determine who will promote the IBF middleweight eliminator fight between IBF #1 rated Tureano Johnson (USA) and IBF #2 Sergiy Derevyanchenko (Ukraine). There were two bidders, DiBella Entertainment and Golden Boy Promotions. DiBella Entertainment bid $121,000.02 and Golden Boy Promotions bid $62,000.00. The purse bid split will be 50% to Johnson and 50% to Derevyanchenko.

A purse bid procedure was held at IBF Headquarters on Tuesday to determine who will promote the IBF middleweight eliminator …


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Browne-Monaghan kick-off press conference

Unbeaten light heavyweight contenders Marcus Browne and Seanie Monaghan went face-to-face Tuesday at a press conference to discuss their all-New York showdown taking place Saturday, July 15 in Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes action live from the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the first live boxing card on Long Island since 1986.

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Marcus Browne: “Everyone knows that we know each other. But the buddy-buddy talk is out of the window. This is a fight. We both have kids to feed. I have a destiny that is already written, and Seanie is in the way of that…I wish I could wake up tomorrow and it would be fight day. We aren’t friends on July 15. Staten Island is coming out on top over Long Island.”

Seanie Monaghan: “I’ve been chipping away at a title fight for a long time. When they asked me about Marcus, I first was thinking that it wasn’t the fight I wanted. At this point in the game, it’s may the best man win…This is a dream come true to fight at this venue. This is going to be the biggest night of my life. It’s do-or-die for me.” (more…)

Unbeaten light heavyweight contenders Marcus Browne and Seanie Monaghan went face-to-face Tuesday at a press conference to discuss their all-New …


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Former World champions return in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Panama’s former World champions Roberto “La Araña” Vasquez (33-6-2, 23 KO’s) and Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (35-5, 24 KO’s) will return to action on July 5, facing Colombian opponents at Fantastic Casino, Albrook Mall in Panama City.

Vasquez will fight 8 rounds against Mauricio Martinez (12-11-2, 4 KO’s) and Concepcion faces Ronald Ramos (39-15, 20 KO’s) on 6 rounds.

Local prospects Ricardo “El Cientifico” Nuñez (16-2, 15 KO´s), Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (20-1-1, 16 Ko´s) and Daniel “Macarron” Miranda (12-2, 8 Ko´s) are also included on the card, announced by Promociones y Eventos del istmo.

By Héctor Villarreal Panama’s former World champions Roberto “La Araña” Vasquez (33-6-2, 23 KO’s) and Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (35-5, …


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“Jo Jo” Diaz extends contract with Team Heredia

Photo: Ralph Heredia

Undefeated and World Ranked Featherweight Contender Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz, (24-0-0, 13 KO’s), has signed a five-year extension to his managerial agreement with brothers Ralph and Moses Heredia.

The Southern California native Diaz represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics in London and he is currently ranked #1 by the WBO, #2 by the WBC, #4 by the IBF and #9 by the WBA in the talent rich division.

Said the 24-year-old Diaz, “I’m happy to announce that I’ve resigned with Ralph and Moses Heredia. Honesty, loyalty, and faithfulness is what they’ve shown me throughout my professional career. I’m honored to be working with them for another five years.” (more…)

Photo: Ralph Heredia Undefeated and World Ranked Featherweight Contender Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz, (24-0-0, 13 KO’s), has signed a five-year …


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Kudryashov wants into big cruiser tourney

By Przemek Garczarczyk

The old theory that the meanest fighter in the ring can be the softest man outside it, works really well with Dmitry Kudryashov (21-1, 21 KO). The “Russian Hammer” always enters the ring with bad intentions, but when you approach him when he’s is not ready to tear someone’s head off, this Russian is the gentlest man you will ever meet.

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Kudryashov, who just dispatched the very tough and hard swinging Nigerian Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola (25-4, 23 KO) in a Fight of The Year-type performance in Moscow, still a somewhat unknown quantity in United States. Sure, Fightnews.com® readers and hardcore boxing aficionados know about the bearded man who’s won all his 21 fights by KO. They also know that he’s now mandatory challenger for the “Fighting Policeman” from Latvia, Mairis Briedis for the WBC title. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk The old theory that the meanest fighter in the ring can be the softest man outside it, …


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Abraham to face Eubank Jr.

Arthur Abraham returns in July in England against Chris Eubank Jr. Details will be announced Thursday at a press conference in Berlin. The bout is expected to take place at London’s Wembley Arena.

Arthur Abraham returns in July in England against Chris Eubank Jr. Details will be announced Thursday at a press conference …


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Golovkin can’t believe Canelo couldn’t KO Chavez

By TMZSports.com

WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin thinks it’s pathetic that Canelo Alvarez couldn’t knock out a drained Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. … and says he’s in for a rude awakening when they face off in September. Triple G joined the guys from “TMZ Sports” and went off on Canelo — mocking everything about that matchup back in May. GGG also clowned Canelo for standing up between rounds of the Chavez fight — saying he was just trying to look tough to impress women. Golovkin — who’s on his way to Kazakhstan for Expo 2017 — did give Canelo one compliment … saying he’s the first “real champion” he’s ever fought.

By TMZSports.com WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin thinks it’s pathetic that Canelo Alvarez couldn’t knock out a drained Julio Cesar …


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Ngabu drops, stops Lodi to win Euro cruiser crown

By Marco Bratusch

Late replacement cruiserweight Tamas Lodi (18-10-2, 15 KOs), from Hungary, fervently lasted four rounds against undefeated local co-challenger Yves Ngabu Sunday night in Roeselare, Belgium, in a Filiep Tampere promoted card. The two men exchanged hard blows in the first three stanzas standing in front of each other for the most part of the time, but was Ngabu (18-0, 13 KOs) the man who appeared to get the lead as referee Christophe Hembert stopped Lodi who firmly disagreed with the decision. Lodi took the fight with a very short-notice after several injuries had already forced co-challengers Geoffrey Battelo and Mirko Larghetti to pull out of the contest. However, the first will now occupy the mandatory spot for the newly-crowned European champion Ngabu and will have the right to play his chances once he’s fully recovered from an injury that occurred in a car accident.

By Marco Bratusch Late replacement cruiserweight Tamas Lodi (18-10-2, 15 KOs), from Hungary, fervently lasted four rounds against undefeated local …


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Golovkin vs. Canelo lands in Las Vegas

It was announced Monday that T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host the September 16 clash between IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs).

“For the best fight on the best date in boxing, there is no better venue than the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Fans won’t only be treated to a classic battle between the two best boxers in the sport, they will also be able to enjoy an incredible week of activities marking Mexican Independence Day. This will be a can’t-miss event for hardcore and casual fans alike.”

The last time Canelo stepped into the ring at T-Mobile Arena, he and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. drew the largest number of fans – more than 20,000 – to ever attend an indoor boxing event in Las Vegas.

A press tour for the fight and on-sale ticket release will be announced in the coming days.

It was announced Monday that T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host the September 16 clash between IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight world …


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Fonfara: I don’t remember what happened

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I trust Virgil Hunter. I know that his job is to protect me. His decision to stop the fight in the second round was the right one. I don’t remember what happened after the first knockdown. I don’t remember what happened in the break between rounds, I don’t remember if (Virgil) was saying something to me or not,” light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara told Fightnews.com® after his second round loss to WBC world champion Adonis Stevenson.

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Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

Are you OK? Healthy?

I’m fine. Not even one stitch needed. Mentally, I’m not OK. I lost so quickly, after so much training. It hurts because I felt that I did everything to be world champion. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “I trust Virgil Hunter. I know that his job is to protect me. His decision to stop …




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