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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

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Foley stops De Los Reyes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian 135-pound champion Darragh Foley (9-2, 7 KOs) stopped Joebert De Los Reyes (15-7-1, 10 KOs) in round six of a scheduled ten round WBA Oceania super lightweight title bout at the Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Foley dropped De Los Reyes twice in round four and at 1:56 referee Anthony Shipley crowned the English-born Foley. This was a rematch as Foley was defeated by De Los Reyes in 2015 via split ten round decision. Foley was coming off a ten round points loss to WBA #9 Brendon Ogilivie in March.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former Australian 135-pound champion Darragh Foley (9-2, 7 KOs) stopped Joebert De Los …


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Ex-champ Cintron in action tonight

Local hero and former IBF welterweight world champion Kermit “Killer” Cintron (36-5-2, 28 KOs) takes on Puerto Rico’s Carlos Garcia (10-15-1, 8 KOs) in an off-TV eight-round junior middleweight clash tonight on the PBC/ESPN card taking place at the Santander Arena, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Local hero and former IBF welterweight world champion Kermit “Killer” Cintron (36-5-2, 28 KOs) takes on Puerto Rico’s Carlos Garcia …



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Argumedo retains IBF 105lb title

IBF minimumweight world champion José “Tecuala” Argumedo (18-3-1, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over #14 rated Julio Mendoza (11-5, 3 KOs) to retain his title on Friday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. Scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-109. It was Argumedo’s first defense since winning the title in shocking fashion against Katsunari Takayama in Japan last December.

IBF minimumweight world champion José “Tecuala” Argumedo (18-3-1, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over #14 rated Julio …


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Weights from Nurenberg, Germany

Nuhu Lawal, (22-0-0), 71.5Kg vs Istvan Szili, (19-1-2), 72,1Kg

Venue: Löwensaal, Nurenberg, Germany
Promoter: Ndue

Nuhu Lawal, (22-0-0), 71.5Kg vs Istvan Szili, (19-1-2), 72,1Kg Venue: Löwensaal, Nurenberg, Germany Promoter: Ndue




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Ruiz and Diaz battle to a draw

Photos: Pablo Lozano/Prensa All Star Boxing Inc & Producciones Deportivas

WBO #11 rated super featherweight Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (15-2-1, 5 KOs) and Sebastian Diaz (12-2-1, 10 KOs) battled to a controversial ten round draw on Friday at the Plaza Condesa Auditorium in Mexico City. Diaz seemed to have the upper hand, but hometown hero Ruiz, aided by a non-knockdown call by the referee in round three, managed to pull out a draw. Scores were 97-93 for Diaz, 96-94 for Ruiz and 95-95.

In the co-feature, jr welterweight Luis Alberto “Ciclon” Huilot (9-5-1, 3 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Joel “Jooe” Montes de Oca (20-7, 10 KOs). Scores were 58-57, 58-56, 58-56.

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Photos: Pablo Lozano/Prensa All Star Boxing Inc & Producciones Deportivas WBO #11 rated super featherweight Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (15-2-1, 5 …


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Margarito to fight Canelo’s brother

Former IBF welterweight world champion Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (39-8, 27 KOs) will be back in action on August 13 against Ramón “Inocente” Álvarez (23-4-2, 15 KOs) at the Centro de Convenciones in Rosarito, Baja California. Margarito returned from nearly a five year layoff in March to outpoint Jorge Paez Jr. over ten rounds.

Margarito said it doesn’t worry him that Alvarez is the older brother of boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. “It will just Ramon and I fighting in the ring,” said Margarito. “Nobody else will help him or me.”

Alvarez stressed that fights are won by doing excellent preparations before the match and giving everything in the ring, not by last names.

The card will be presented by Zanfer Promotions.

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Former IBF welterweight world champion Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (39-8, 27 KOs) will be back in action on August …


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Results from LA Fight Club

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Marlene Marquez of PoundForPound

Colombian prospect Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete (15-0, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Tierra Alta, Columbia won a unanimous decision over Jose “Flash” Bustos (11-7-3, 7 KOs)of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles headlining the LA Fight Club Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV. Negrete came out on the attack in the opening round getting inside on Bustos. In round two Negrete connected with the overhand right, Bustos kept his distance as Negrete pressed. Stepping it up in round three Negrete attacked as he pressed Bustos the entire round, landing the overhand right once again. Bustos tagged Negrete with a straight right in round four but the Colombian continued to press as he was cut on top of the head. The bleeding continued in round five as Negrete was cut above the left eye trickling blood as Bustos pressed.

Negrete came out aggressive in round six despite the cut as he outworked Bustos landing the right. The overhand right found its mark again as Negrete connected solidly on Bustos in round seven as the Colombian cruised through the round. Bustos had his best round as he connected Negrete with a right hand in round eight staggering him to the ropes, the Mexican chased as Negrete spit out his mouthpiece. Negrete worked patiently in round nine sticking the jab following up with the right as he connected Bustos flush. The tenth and final round Negrete began by showboating as he boxed and outworked the tough Bustos in route to a hard fought decision.

Judges scored the bout 100-90, 99-91, and 99-91. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Marlene Marquez of PoundForPound Colombian prospect Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete (15-0, 5 KOs) of Los …


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ESPN Weights from Reading, Pennsylvania

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Jamel Herring 134.5 vs. Denis Shafikov 134.5
Patrysk Szymanski 153.5 vs. Wilky Campfort 153.5
Stephen Fulton 122 vs. Christian Renteria 119
Erik Spring 151 vs. James Robinson 154
Kermit Cintron 152 vs. Carlos Garcia 154.5
Frank DeAlba 130.5 vs. Jonathan Perez 131
Christian Carto 117.5 vs. Rahkeam Parker 117
Miguel Martinez 156 vs. Antonio Allen 154.5
Kashon Hutchinson 139 vs. Robert Ramos 137.5

Venue: Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania
Promoter: King’s Promotions
TV: ESPN

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Photos: Premier Boxing Champions Jamel Herring 134.5 vs. Denis Shafikov 134.5 Patrysk Szymanski 153.5 vs. Wilky Campfort 153.5 Stephen Fulton …



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Weights from Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Bryan De Gracia 124 vs. Germán Lara 124
Bryan Vásquez 136 vs. Ángel Granados 136
Yaditza Pérez 112 vs. Luiciel Quiel 112
Daniel Miranda 133 vs. Fermín García 133.50
Greyvin López 115 vs. Iván Trejos 115
Jaime Muñoz 140 vs. Nelson Guillén 140
Ronal Batista 115 vs. Davis Reyes 115
Orlando Mosquera 135 vs. José Bernal 135

Venue: Gimnasio Municipal de Boquete, Chiriqui
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Máx

By Gabriel F. Cordero Bryan De Gracia 124 vs. Germán Lara 124 Bryan Vásquez 136 vs. Ángel Granados 136 Yaditza …


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Weights from Ciudad Juaraz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Zulina Muñoz 115 vs. Vanesa Taborda 115
(WBC female super flyweight title)

Fernando Cárcamo 143 vs. Carlos Gorham 143
Juan Montiel 155 vs. Johhny Navarrete 154
Eduardo Ramírez 126.6 vs. Alan Salazar 127
Silvia Torres 108 vs. Guadalupe Bautista 108
Eduardo Nuñez 126 vs. Marco Vargas 126

Venue: Auditorio Municipal Cd. Juárez
TV: Azteca 7, Azteca América, Beinsport
Promoter: Zanfer, De Leon Promotions

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Zulina Muñoz 115 vs. Vanesa Taborda 115 (WBC female super flyweight title) Fernando Cárcamo 143 vs. Carlos …


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Weights from México City

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Ganigan López 107.60 vs Jonathan Taconing 107.25
WBC light flyweight World title

Pedro Guevara 111.50 vs Ruben Montoya 111

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

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By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez Ganigan López 107.60 vs Jonathan Taconing 107.25 WBC light flyweight World title Pedro Guevara …


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New opponent for Ghvamichava

Undefeated Domonique Dolton (17-0-1, 9 KOs) battles Georgia’s Levan Ghvamichava (16-2-1, 12 KOs) in the 10-round super welterweight main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, July 12 from Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California.

Ghvamichava was originally scheduled to take on Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz, who is now facing undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez Jr. in PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes action Saturday, July 16 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Televised coverage on July 12 begins with undefeated prospect Malcolm McAllister (7-0, 7 KOs) battling Brazil’s Gilberto Pereira (7-2, 4 KOs) in eight rounds of super middleweight action while undefeated prospects Thomas Hill (6-0, 1 KO) and Marcos Hernandez (7-0, 2 KOs) compete in an eight round super welterweight clash.

Undefeated Domonique Dolton (17-0-1, 9 KOs) battles Georgia’s Levan Ghvamichava (16-2-1, 12 KOs) in the 10-round super welterweight main event …



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New WADA guidelines appear to clear Povetkin

WADA has just issued a new Meldonium report, that appears to back heavyweight Alexander Povetkin’s claim that he didn’t take Meldonium after the substance was banned on January 1. Povetkin’s test revealed 0.07 micrograms of Meldonium in April, under the 1 µg /mL amount permitted between March 1 and September 30 under the updated guidelines. The Povetkin-Wilder fight was supposed to take place on May 21 at the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow. But it was postponed after one of the samples showed traces of Meldonium in extremely low concentrations – 70 nanograms.

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A lawsuit seeking damages for defamation and breach of contract was filed on June 23 by Povetkin and his promoter Andrey Ryabinsky, President of the World of Boxing promotional firm . The complaint was lodged in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The defendants are WBC heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder, DiBella Entertainment and its CEO, Lou DiBella. The claim is for at least $34.5 million.

WADA has just issued a new Meldonium report, that appears to back heavyweight Alexander Povetkin’s claim that he didn’t take …


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Joshua lines up for top British sports award

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua MBE is the 4:1 favorite with sportsbook William Hill to win the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Joshua is 2-0 this year with KO wins over Dominic Breazeale and Charles Martin. He plans to take a break over the summer before defending his belt again later in the year. He could be the first boxer to win the award since Joe Calzaghe in 2007 and the fifth fighter to take the trophy home following two-time winner Henry Cooper, Barry McGuigan, Lennox Lewis and Calzaghe. “Anthony Joshua is one of the most adored sports personalities in the country,” said Tony Kenny, head of sponsorship PR at William Hill. “If you couple that with his world championship winning performance this year then it’s easy to see why he’s our favourite to win the BBC award.”

Quite the contrast to last year when WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was up for the 2015 award. Fury’s upset win over long-reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will likely eclipse Joshua’s credentials for this year, but due to Fury’s controversial statements outside the ring, his selection brought widespread criticism and protesters. Fury ended up apologizing on stage, saying his comments were “very tongue in cheek, it’s all fun and games to me. I’m not a very serious kind of person.”

The 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony takes place at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on December 18.

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua MBE is the 4:1 favorite with sportsbook William Hill to win the 2016 BBC Sports …


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Herring, Shafikov ready for war

Photos: Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions

Unbeaten lightweight contender Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring will take on former title challenger Denis Shafikov in the ESPN-televised main event on Saturday at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA. Here’s what they had to say at an open workout:

Jamel Herring: “Camp was great. I started in Cincinnati and finished in D.C. with Barry Hunter, Patrice Harris and of course Mike Stafford. During my time in D.C., I sparred with Lamont Peterson, who turned southpaw for me. I have a great deal of respect for Shafikov. Tough guy, experienced but he had his chance and it’s my time now. This is my toughest fight on paper but I feel good. It’s my time to earn my respect…I believe a win will open the doors for a world title. In my mind, I am taking this fight as a world title fight. That is how important this fight is and before the end of the year, I hope to get a crack at a world title.”

Denis Shafikov: “Everything went well in camp. We had a four-month camp. We were supposed to fight a couple of months ago but when that fight was cancelled, Denis relaxed for a minute and then this opportunity came up. Herring has a great record and he represented the U.S. in the Olympics. He is still young and I feel that my experience will be the determining factor. I accepted this fight because a win gets us in line for big opportunities, including another shot at a world championship.” (more…)

Photos: Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten lightweight contender Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring will take on former title challenger Denis Shafikov …


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WBC #8, IBF #9 Zac Dunn still unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten WBC #8, IBF #9, WBO #9, WBA #14 super middleweight Zac Dunn (22-0, 18 KOs) remained unbeaten with an impressive sixth round TKO over Carlos Adan Jerez (43-20-3, 18 KOs) on Friday night topping a Barry Michael promotion at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Dunn dominated the fight from the get-go and Jerez didn’t come out for round six.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Unbeaten WBC #8, IBF #9, WBO #9, WBA #14 super middleweight Zac Dunn …



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Boxing back in Atlantic City on July 22

On Friday night, July 22nd, welterweight, Anthony “Juice” Young (12-2, 5 KOs) will headline a boxing card against Ariel Vasquez (12-14-2, 8 KOs) in a scheduled eight round welterweight bout at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

Welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (20-1, 8 KOs) will take part in a six-round co-feature bout against Eduardo Flores (23-21-3, 15 KOs).

Appearing in six-round bouts will be Alvin Vermall Jr. (9-0-1, 8 KOs), light heavyweight Fanlong Meng (7-0, 5 KOs) and heavyweight Zhang Zhilei (10-0, 7 KOs) against opponents to named.

The card is promoted by Rising Promotions.

On Friday night, July 22nd, welterweight, Anthony “Juice” Young (12-2, 5 KOs) will headline a boxing card against Ariel Vasquez …


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“Big Fred” planning to spank “Big Baby”

Fred Kassi (Photo: Showtime)
Fred Kassi (Photo: Showtime)

Undefeated WBO #8, WBA #9, IBF #14 heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) says he’s ready to KO “Big” Fred Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs) when they meet on August 19 at the outdoor soccer venue Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, NY. “I’m ready to put his lights out like I do everybody else,” proclaimed Miller. “I know he’s durable and a little older than me. He’s a tough guy and he can take a beating. So far, he’s only been stopped once. I’ll be the second!”

Kassi, however, is unimpressed. “I approach Jarrell like all young fighters,” Kassi said. “I’m a seasoned pro that has fought top-tier opponents. Jarrell will have to bring his ‘A game’ against me. He’s got size and power, but it’s nothing I haven’t seen. I’m tired of getting robbed by judges like in El Paso (against Chris Arreola), and in Alabama (against Dominic Breazeale). That should have been me fighting Anthony Joshua in The O2. Against (Hughie) Fury, the cut saved him. Another round or two and he would have been done. Then we heard what we always hear, ‘oh, Fury had a bad night, so did Breazeale, so did Arreola.’ They all seem to have ‘bad’ nights when I’m in the other corner. I’m hoping to actually get some credit when Miller has a ‘bad’ night too. I’m a heavyweight boxer, that’s boxer underlined. I move my feet, I use angles, I hit and don’t get hit. That’s boxing and it’s my art. Boxing fans that are going to have a great time watching me dismantle a giant.”

Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation will televise what should be an interesting bout.

Undefeated WBO #8, WBA #9, IBF #14 heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) says he’s ready to KO …


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“Fino” Ruiz headlines Telemundo tonight

WBO #11 rated super featherweight Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (15-2, 5 KOs) of Mexico City takes on WBC FECOMBOX titleholder Sebastian Diaz (12-2, 10 KOs) of Aguas Calientes, Mexico, tonight on Boxeo Telemundo Ford from the Plaza Condesa Auditorium in Mexico City. The 10 round main event is titled “Civil War” with Ruiz’ WBO Latino title at stake.

What do you know about your opponent Diaz?

He is for sure a hard puncher. Almost all of his victories have been inside the distance. He is constantly coming forward and throwing punches to the head and body.

What do you see as your advantages in this fight?

I have excellent movement and it’ll make it hard for Diaz to hit me. I’ve also sparred with very strong fighters. This will have me ready for the moments when I stop and exchange. (more…)

WBO #11 rated super featherweight Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (15-2, 5 KOs) of Mexico City takes on WBC FECOMBOX titleholder Sebastian …


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Any pros aiming for 2016 Olympics still TBA

In what’s getting to be a regular last minute pattern, the AIBA has announced a partnership with sports management company IMG for the sale and distribution of worldwide broadcast rights for the APB/WSB Olympic Qualification Tournament in Vargas, Venezuela, which starts this weekend. This will be the first AIBA event to benefit from the recent change in the AIBA statute allowing all professional boxers to participate in all competitions, including the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 26 Olympic places are available in Venezuela across the ten weight categories. With just 48 hours to go, any pros competing in the tournament are still TBA.

In what’s getting to be a regular last minute pattern, the AIBA has announced a partnership with sports management company …


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Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano – Prensa All Star Boxing Inc / Producciones Deportivas

Carlos Ruiz 130 vs. Sebastian Diaz 129
(WBO Latino super featherweight title)

Rafael Torres 140 vs. Diego Flores 138
Joel Montes De Oca 136 vs. Luis Alberto Huilot 140
Jerson Aguilar 132 vs. Omar Solano 134
Brandon Olvera 218 vs. Luis Pavel 237
Daniel Garcia 109 vs. Joshua Martinez 112
Martin Escamilla 125 vs. Anibal Luna 122

Venue: Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Mexico City
Promoter: All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

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Photos: Pablo Lozano – Prensa All Star Boxing Inc / Producciones Deportivas Carlos Ruiz 130 vs. Sebastian Diaz 129 (WBO …


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Rosa-Hinojosa ends in no contest

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney/DiBella Entertainment

The super bantamweight clash at Foxwoods between Luis Rosa (22-0, 10 KOs) and Luis Hinojosa (28-9, 17 KOs) ended after a headbutt occurred at the end of the first round. Rosa controlled the round with his usual forward-coming style and fast hands. Rosa attacked the body of Hinojosa and was landing combinations at the end of the round when the headbutt occurred right at the bell. The ringside doctor called off the action immediately when he evaluated Hinojosa in the corner. The bout will be ruled a no contest. The WBC has Rosa ranked #12 and the IBF #11 and he trains at Boxing in Faith Gym in New Haven. CT.

In an action-packed female bout at super lightweight, ‘The Bolivian Queen’ Jennifer Salinas (19-3, 5 KOs) stopped late-substitute Angel Gladney (9-12-1, 6 KOs) at 1:51 in the 4th round. Salinas was in control the entire bout, aggressively throwing right and left hooks to the head and body. Salinas fought on the inside and from a distance when her opponent allowed, winning all the rounds until the TKO. It was unclear whether it was the referee or the doctor standing on the mat that called off the fight, but Salinas earned the knockout with her onslaught of landed combinations.

Full report to follow. photos

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney/DiBella Entertainment The super bantamweight clash at Foxwoods between Luis Rosa (22-0, 10 …


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LA Fight Club Weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Oscar Negrete 118 vs. Jose Bustos 118.2
Emilio Sanchez 122 vs.Hugo Partida 123
Niko Valdes 164 vs. Michael Andrews 164.6

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

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Photos: Golden Boy Promotions Oscar Negrete 118 vs. Jose Bustos 118.2 Emilio Sanchez 122 vs.Hugo Partida 123 Niko Valdes 164 …


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WBA orders 118lb, 130lb and 140lb title fights

The WBA Championships Committee today ordered mandatory fights at bantamweight, super featherweight and super lightweight. Two of the bouts will super champions against regular champions.

The teams of WBA bantamweight super champion Rauu’She Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) and regular bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KOs) were given 30 days to come to an agreement for their 118lb unification bout.

Likewise, the teams of WBA super featherweight super champion Jezreel Corrales (20-1, 8 KOs) and newly crowned regular super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs) have 30 days to reach an agreement for their 130lb unification bout.

Finally, WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) and #1 rated Relikh Kiryl (21-0, 19 KOs) have 30 days to negotiate a fight for the WBA 140lb title.

If the camps fail to reach an agreement for any of those bouts, the WBA will carry out a purse bid.

The WBA Championships Committee today ordered mandatory fights at bantamweight, super featherweight and super lightweight. Two of the bouts will …


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Big Baby to face Big Fred

Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell Miller claims he’s America’s top heavyweight prospect. “Big Baby” will get a chance to back up his boast when he faces his toughest test to date in veteran “Big Fred” Kassi in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Aug. 19. The confident and hard-hitting Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) and the durable and vastly experienced Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs) will headline a tripleheader live on SHOWTIME from the outdoor soccer venue Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.

Two undefeated young bantamweight prospects will square off in the co-feature as world-ranked Nikolay Potapov (14-0-1, 6 KOs) and Antonio Nieves (16-0-1, 8 KOs) meet in a 10-round bantamweight bout.

In the opening bout of the telecast, undefeated welterweight knockout artist Bakhtiyar Eyubov (10-0, 10 KOs) will face battle-tested veteran Karim Mayfield (19-3-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round match.

Tickets for the event presented by Salita Promotions go on sale this Friday at Noon ET and are available at http://www.rhinossoccer.com/ and http://www.etix.com

Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell Miller claims he’s America’s top heavyweight prospect. “Big Baby” will get a chance to back up his …


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Wilder and Arreola enroll in VADA

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and two-time title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola have both enrolled with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (“VADA”) to conduct the anti-doping program leading up to their Saturday, July 16 showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. “Despite the short lead time to Wilder vs. Arreola, I am happy to report that VADA is in place as the anti-doping agency in accordance with the WBC Clean Boxing Program,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “VADA is a preeminent and reliable service and its relationship with the WBC evidences a commitment to a cleaner sport.”

This marks the second straight training camp in which Wilder has enrolled with VADA. VADA testing, in accordance with the WBC Clean Boxing Program, was in place for Wilder’s scheduled May 21 defense versus Alexander Povetkin, which was canceled following Povetkin’s positive test for Meldonium. In addition, Wilder has submitted paperwork to VADA and the WBC to participate in year-round anti-doping testing that is expected to commence later this summer.

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and two-time title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola have both enrolled …


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Flanagan-Fana moved to July 16 in Cardiff

WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan will now make the third defense of his world title against 42-year-old two-time former world champion Mzonke Fana at the Wales Ice Arena in Cardiff, Wales, on July 16th. Flanagan had originally been set defend against Fana on July 9 at the Manchester Arena as chief-support to world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko. But, when Fury pulled out with an ankle injury, that card was scrubbed and Flanagan-Fana will now take place just seven days after the original fight date.

Co-headlining a huge night of boxing in Cardiff promoted by Frank Warren in association with RocNation and Caribe Promotions, is WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux defending against Jazza Dickens.

WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan will now make the third defense of his world title against 42-year-old two-time former world …


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Happy 50th Birthday to Mike Tyson

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Hard to believe that legendary heavyweight world champion “Iron” Mike Tyson has hit the big 5-0.

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Photo: Boxing Bob Newman Hard to believe that legendary heavyweight world champion “Iron” Mike Tyson has hit the big 5-0.


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Norway lifts pro boxing ban

The ban on professional boxing in Norway has finally been lifted, and Norway’s undefeated queen of boxing Cecilia Brækhus will finally get to fight on Norwegian soil. The event takes place in Oslo Spektrum Saturday October 1st. It will be a spectacular evening with several boxing matches, and Brækhus will create Norwegian history when she enters the ring in the center of the capitol.

“Finally! I’m thrilled I finally get the opportunity to fight on Norwegian ground. This has been a major driving force in recent years,” said Brækhus, who holds the WBC, WBA. IBF and WBO female welterweight titles.

Pro Boxing has been banned in Norway since 1981, and Brækhus and other Norwegian pro boxers have been forced to practice their sport abroad. In 2015, Cecilia Brækhus submitted her first application for a boxing event in Norway, but was rejected. After a long process, the application has finally been approved. The incumbent government has actively worked to gain support for the required changes in the knock-out law, where quarantine regulations, match length, age and a satisfactory system for anti-doping work has been central.

The ban on professional boxing in Norway has finally been lifted, and Norway’s undefeated queen of boxing Cecilia Brækhus will …


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WBO #1 Bösel / “My First Boxing Gloves” campaign

Photos: Thomas Purwin / Team SES

The “My First Boxing Gloves” campaign got underway this week in Germany with WBO #1 rated light heavyweight Dominic Bösel speaking to young people at a number of sports clubs and passing out boxing gloves provided by SES Boxing and TopTen/Budoland. The boys and girls were all between six and fourteen years old.

Dominic Bösel: “If you’re very successful in sports, you have to look back to your sporting roots. For me, good boxing training under good conditions was the best starting point. I’m very grateful for this day and with our campaign, I’d like to give something back to today’s youth for a good athletic start with their own boxing gloves. Even after passing out the first few, the glowing eyes of the boys and girls has touched me. Today at the Sportschule International here in Leipzig was similarly emotional. Sometimes it’s so easy to make a difference for German boxing!”

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Photos: Thomas Purwin / Team SES The “My First Boxing Gloves” campaign got underway this week in Germany with WBO …


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Francisco Santana: I’m never in a dull fight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Santa Barbara welterweight Francisco “Chia” Santana (24-4-1, 12 KOs) is gearing up for his next bout undefeated former WBA interim super lightweigh world champion Jose Benavidez (24-0, 16 KOs), of Phoenix, Arizona, on July 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay per view.

We spoke to Santana about his upcoming bout. “It’s a good feeling fighting Benavidez,” Santana told Fightnews.com®. “I feel I’m moving in the right direction to fight for a title and for a guy like Benavidez I am more than ready!”

Santana has been working with his trainer Joseph “Hoss” Janik at the Knuckleheads Boxing Gym in Ventura, California.

“Camp has been good with my trainer Hoss here at Knuckleheads. I have everything here. The beach, and the mountains where I do my roadwork,” Santana said. “Sparring is good, I came off a win and I had a lot of hard sparring for that fight. Then I went back into camp and it’s been a smooth transition. I spar cruiserweights to light welterweights. The goal is to be ready.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Santa Barbara welterweight Francisco “Chia” Santana (24-4-1, 12 KOs) is gearing up for …


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Oscar Valdez looking forward to July 23

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated world ranked Oscar Valdez of Mexico is in the middle of his preparation for what will the most important fight of his professional career as he takes on undefeated Matias Ruedas of Argentina on July 23 in a bout that is expected to be for the vacant WBO featherweight wold championship. The fight will take place on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol WBO/WBC super welterweight unification clash that will be telecast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas by HBO Pay Per View.

Interestingly, the two-time Mexican Olympian is apparently still waiting on official word that his bout with Ruedas will be for the vacant WBO featherweight world title, but it’s sure looking that way considering the WBO’s current ratings list that title as vacant and Lomachenko’s website states he is remaining at 130lbs after winning the WBO junior lightweight belt with a sensational knockout of Rocky Martinez.

“I am getting ready like I always do. I work very hard in training camp to get ready for my fights because I know that if you put in the work you will get positive results,” said Valdez, after another hard day of sparring in the Rock Gym in Carson, California. (more…)

Undefeated world ranked Oscar Valdez of Mexico is in the middle of his preparation for what will the most important …


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Sebastian Diaz makes Telemundo debut Friday

Photo: All Star Boxing
Photo: All Star Boxing

WBC FECOMBOX super featherweight titleholder Sebastian Diaz (12-2, 10 KOs) of Aguas Calientes, Mexico, faces WBO #11 rated Latin beltholder Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (15-2, 5 KOs) in the Boxeo Telemundo Ford 10 round main event this Friday at the Plaza Condesa Auditorium in Mexico City. Diaz enters the fight with a four-fight win streak and will be making his Telemundo debut.

What do you know about Ruiz?

He uses his legs well and has good movement. It’s going to be an interesting fight.

Ruiz seems to think his experience of having fought and won outside of Mexico will work in his favor against you. Your thoughts?

He has a lot of experience. There’s no doubt about that. I’m doing my part in training and working on all possible scenarios like I do in all my fights. I’m ready for this fight both physically and mentally. (more…)

WBC FECOMBOX super featherweight titleholder Sebastian Diaz (12-2, 10 KOs) of Aguas Calientes, Mexico, faces WBO #11 rated Latin beltholder …


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Detroit Brawl Update

Still no opponent for WBO #5, IBF #5, and WBC #7 heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz (27-0, 18 KOs), who will be featured in the 10-round “Detroit Brawl” main event on July 16 at the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit. But, no matter who Andy fights, it will be for a good cause. Salita Promotions has announced that they will donate five charitable meals for each ticket (and ten charitable meals for every VIP ticket) purchased for the event to Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue organizations. Tickets are VIP $123, Box Seats $100, Ringside $93, Reserved $63 and $38, and Balcony $28, and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and Tickmaster.com.

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Still no opponent for WBO #5, IBF #5, and WBC #7 heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz (27-0, 18 KOs), who will …










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