Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round ...

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, ...

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Trainer: Ceylan ready to be next Euro champ

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

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

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


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All eyes on UK boxing in October

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz in the works

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

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

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


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

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

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

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

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

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




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Andre Ward kicks on training camp

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Photo: Khristopher Sandifer/Roc Nation Sports

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

Andre Ward:

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

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


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New opponent for Orlando Cruz

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

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

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

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


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Tyson Fury “retirement” ends in three hours

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

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


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Barros barely defeats Hosono in IBF 126lb eliminator in Japan

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

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

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



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Tyson Fury says he has retired

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

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


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Star Boxing forced to cancel Oct 14th show

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

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

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


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

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Photo: Team Sauerland

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

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

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

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


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More hot water for Zab Judah

By TMZSports.com

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

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



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IBF#8 Rauviking stops Boca

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

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

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


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Zarika Captures WBC Title

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Story and photos by Bob Ryder

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

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


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Witherspoon stops Sandoval

By Matt Thompson at ringside

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

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


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Brähmer: This isn’t the end for me

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

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

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



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Chavez dominates Fujioka, retains WBC title

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

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

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

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


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Windy City Fight Night: Esho tops Flores

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Photos: Luke Buras

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

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


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Humberto Soto victorious in Mexico City

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

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


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Cleverly: Brähmer pulled out because I broke him

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

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

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

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


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Cleverly dethrones Brähmer in Germany

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

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

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


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Braekhus stops Mathis in historic homecoming

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

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


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

By Hesiquio Balderas

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

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

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

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

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


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Koelling, Price, Feigenbutz victorious in Neubrandenburg

Early results from Saturday’s Braehmer-Cleverly undercard at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany:

IBF #6, WBA #11, WBO #12 light heavyweight Enrico Koelling (22-1, 6 KOs) won a split decision over Ryno Liebenberg (17-4, 12 KOs) in a twelve-rounder for the WBA Inter-Continental belt. Liebenberg seemingly outworked Koelling, but came up on the short end of two cards 117-111 and 116-112. Ryno was up 117-111 on the third card.

WBO #11, IBF #12 heavyweight David Price (21-3, 18 KOs) scored a second round TKO over 42-year-old journeyman Ivica Perkovic (22-31, 17 KOs). No surprise there.

Former WBA interim super middleweight champion and currently WBA #9 rated Vincent Feigenbutz (24-2, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Guillermo Ruben Andino (10-2, 5 KOs). Feigenbutz battered Andino all the way. The corner called it off after Andino went down in the sixth round of the scheduled eight.

Unbeaten super middleweight prospect Leon Bauer (9-0, 7 KOs) scored a first round KO over Giorgi Khulelidze (8-2, 2 KOs).

Unbeaten super lightweight Ohara Davies (13-0, 11 KOs) won by second round KO over Chaquib Fadli (13-8, 7 KOs). Five straight losses for Fadli.

Early results from Saturday’s Braehmer-Cleverly undercard at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany: IBF #6, WBA #11, WBO #12 light heavyweight …


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Parker chops down 6’7 Dimitrenko in three

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten IBF and WBO #1 rated heavyweight Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided third round KO over 6’7 Alexander Dimitrenko (38-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, New Zealand. Parker was sharp and accurate, hurting Dimitrenko with practically everything he threw. He dropped the Ukranian giant in round one with a left/right combination. Parker sent Dimitrenko to the canvas two more times in round two. Dimitrenko went down for the fourth time from a body shot in round three and while he was on a knee still clinging to Parker, the Kiwi blasted him again with a shot to the side. Dimitrenko writhed around on the canvas as he was counted out by referee Marlon Wright, who didn’t see the foul. Time was 1:38.

With the win, Parker is expected to move to either a November world title fight against IBF champion Anthony Joshua, or possibly meet Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO belt should Tyson Fury be stripped as expected.

Earlier, unbeaten WBO #12 heavyweight Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-0, 14 KOs) remained undefeated with a second round TKO over journeyman Gregory Tony (21-7, 16 KOs). Tony down three times.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Unbeaten IBF and WBO #1 rated heavyweight Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) scored …


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Windy City Fight Night – Reactivation

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Windy City Fight Night started in 2009, as a chance for young, up and coming fighters from not only the Chicagoland area. The formula worked. We had Andrew Fonfara, Sergey Kovalev on our cards. Now it’s time to bring back this series,” said Dominic Pesoli, who started Windy City Fight Night and now works with Warriors Boxing President Leon Margules. The first fights will start at UIC Pavilion in Chicago tonight at 8 PM

By Przemek Garczarczyk “Windy City Fight Night started in 2009, as a chance for young, up and coming fighters from …


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Q&A: world championship official Danrex Tapdasan

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Globe-trotting world championship referee and judge Danrex Tapdasan talks to Fightnews.com about his career as referee and also his occupation as a lawyer in the Philippines. Danrex also mentions his admiration for three of the best referees in the world in Jack Reiss, Tony Weeks and Kenny Bayliss. He also comments on Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Globe-trotting world championship referee and judge Danrex Tapdasan talks to Fightnews.com about his …


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Classy performance by Fuzile wins SA title

By Ron Jackson

In only his fifth fight as a professional, Azinga Fuzile outthought and outgunned the rather tame Macbute Sinyabi to win the South African featherweight title on a unanimous 12 rounds points decision before a packed Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night.

Judge Simphiwe Mbini scored it 117-110 and judges Andile Matika and Lulama Mtya had it 118-109 and 117-109. (more…)

By Ron Jackson In only his fifth fight as a professional, Azinga Fuzile outthought and outgunned the rather tame Macbute …


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Shocker: Dominguez KOs “Payasito” in four

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Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes

In a huge upset, unheralded super bantamweight Emmanuel “Veneno” Dominguez (19-5-2, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round knockout against WBO #5, WBC #5, WBA #10 bantamweight and former WBO interim champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (31-11-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. The fight ended when Dominguez ripped a brutal left hook to the liver of Hernandez. “Payasito” crumpled to his hands and knees for the full ten. Time was 1:20. Dominguez claimed Hernandez’ Mexican domestic super bantamweight title with the win.

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Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes In a huge upset, unheralded super bantamweight Emmanuel “Veneno” Dominguez (19-5-2, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular …


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Late sub Ruiz outpoints Martinez

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Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions

Late sub Erik Ruiz (16-5-1, 6 KOs) scored a surprising ten round majority decision over Hanzel Martinez (23-3, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). In a closely contested fight, Ruiz won the previously vacant WBA international super bantamweight title. The scores were 95-95, 98-92, 97-93. Martinez is the brother-in-law of Antonio Margarito.

Unbeaten bantamweight Stephon Young (15-0-3, 6 KOs) claimed the WBA-NABA title scoring a ten round unanimous decision over Tony Lopez, Jr. (11-2, 4 KOs) on Friday night at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). The scores were 95-95, 97-93, 96-94.

Undefeated welterweight John Vera (15-0, 10 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Milorad Zizic (12-2, 6 KOs). In round two Vera knocked down Zizic twice. The referee called off the fight. Time was 2:15.

Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions Late sub Erik Ruiz (16-5-1, 6 KOs) scored a surprising …


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Petrov punishes and stops Perez in WBA lightweight eliminator

By David Robinett at ringside

In the Estrella TV main event from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, lightweight Petr Petrov, (38-4-2, 18 KOs), ran his winning streak to six fights, earning a stoppage victory over Michael Perez, (24-2-2, 11 KOs), when Perez’s corner called the fight off after the bell to end round six of a scheduled twelve-round bout. The fight was sanctioned as a WBA Lightweight eliminator and with the win, Petrov is next in line to fight for the WBA lightweight title against the winner of the rematch between current champion Jorge Linares and former champion Anthony Crolla.

Both fighters circled the ring working behind their jab in round one but Petrov was a little busier and appeared to take the round. In round two, Petrov landed a right hook that seemed to cause a brief delayed wobble by Perez, and then moments later another right hook to the head dropped Perez. Perez rose from the canvas but looked shaky and was bleeding over his right eye. Some sharp body shots and another right hook hurt Perez late in the round but the bell rang before Petrov could finish him. Petrov continued to rock Perez in round three, but Perez was able to tie up Petrov more effectively and get through the round without another knockdown. However Perez’s right eye continued to deteriorate, with a cut below the eye to go along with the previous cut above it. (more…)

By David Robinett at ringside In the Estrella TV main event from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, lightweight …


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Mike Lee stays unbeaten, defeats Traietti

By Craig Wick at ringside

In a battle for the IBF-USBA light heavyweight titles, Notre Dame alumnus and ‘Subway’ pitchman, Mike Lee (18-0, 10 KOs) took a crowd pleasing, hard fought ten-round decision over the gritty Chris Traietti (21-4, 17 KOs) Quincy, MA. Other than a right hand to the head midway through the second that briefly dropped Traietti, neither fighter found themselves on the deck. The majority of the contest was fought at tight quarters, with the power of Lee the difference in most of the exchanges. Traietti, as gritty and determined as they come, battled through a possible broken nose in round five to make things interesting down the stretch. At the end, however, the combination punching and power by Lee simplified the scoring, with two judges seeing it 99-90 and the third carding it 98-91, all for Lee. Excellent effort by both men.

Highly touted Chicago prospect, Ed “Bad Boy” Brown, took out Robert Acevedo (13-17-3, 1 KO) Union City, NJ in the third round of a scheduled junior welterweight eight. Brown took two rounds to find the range, however when he did, a crushing right hand to the head was all it took, spinning Acevedo around in his own corner, unable to continue. Time of the stoppage was 1:43. With the win, Brown improves to 19-0, 16 KOs. (more…)

By Craig Wick at ringside In a battle for the IBF-USBA light heavyweight titles, Notre Dame alumnus and ‘Subway’ pitchman, …


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Weights from New Zealand

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Dave Cameron

New Zealand hevayweight Joseph Parker is relishing “fighting like a small man” as he looks to get past massive Russian Alexander Dimitrenko to keep his world title dream alive.

The size of the assignment in front of Parker was there for all to see on Friday when the official weigh-in was held at the Manukau Events Centre, the venue for Saturday night’s fight.

Parker will give away over 15 pounds to Dimitrenko. Parker tipped the scales 240.3 while Dimitrenko weighed 253.8

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron New Zealand hevayweight Joseph Parker is relishing “fighting like a …


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Ex-champs Herrera and Cano clash Nov 18

The big fights keep coming to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California as perennial contenders and former titleholders Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (22-6, 7 KOs) and Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (29-5-1, 21 KOs) collide on Friday, November 18 in a 10-round super lightweight main event. The fight will be broadcast live as the main event on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.

Herrera is a former WBA interim light welterweight champion and Cano is a former WBA interim super lightweight champion.

The big fights keep coming to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California as perennial contenders and former titleholders Mauricio …


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Weights from Trenton

By Matt Thompson

Chazz Witherspoon 235 vs. Carlos Sandoval 247
Mike Hilton 198 vs. Brandon Robinson 182
Tommy Rainone 150 vs. Engleberto Valenzuela 147
Donald Smith 126 vs. Brandon Lopez 124
Andy Gonzalez 153 vs. Lionel Charles 150
Quain Davis 250 vs. Jonathan Hafely 326
LeShawn Rodriquez 156 vs. Courtney McCleve 156
Bryan Daniels 198.25 vs. Joshua Flores 198
Solomon Maye 221 vs. Jemorris Jones 210

Venue: Sun National Bank Center
Promoter: Boss Lady Promotions

By Matt Thompson Chazz Witherspoon 235 vs. Carlos Sandoval 247 Mike Hilton 198 vs. Brandon Robinson 182 Tommy Rainone 150 …










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