Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

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Miller Pulling No Punches Before Friday ShoBox Showdown with Kassi

By Matt Thompson
Photos: Team Miller/SHOWTIME

Exciting heavyweight slugger Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller returns to ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT), this Friday, August 19, from Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, New York.

The WBO #8-, WBA #9- and IBF #14-rated Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) will face capable veteran Fred Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round main event of a televised quadrupleheader being presented by Salita Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.

“This heat is definitely kicking my ass,” said Miller. “The weather has been tough. I’ve got to stay hydrated and keep my power and strength, but I’ll be ready Friday night. I watched a lot of tape on Kassi and I know what he brings to the table. I know if I stick to the game plan, it’ll be an easy fight for me. I just need to stay focused. I see myself stopping him. Kassi is definitely awkward, but there are ways to deal with that. Just me being me will do it. I’ll whip his ass.” (more…)

By Matt Thompson Photos: Team Miller/SHOWTIME Exciting heavyweight slugger Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller returns to ShoBox: The New Generation, live …


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IBF #12 Broadhurst, Miller clash Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #12 light heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (17-1, 11 KOs) will clash with New York-based Shawn Miller (15-2-1, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds with the vacant IBF International title up for grabs at the Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Saturday.

Broadhurst is coming off a knockout win over Rob Powdrill in December 2015 and Miller’s most recent fight in May 2015 had him scoring an eight round points decision over Willie Williams

Promoter Angelo DiCarlo talked to Fightnews.com. “Shawn Miller will be a tough test for Broadhurst and the most seasoned boxer he has met. Miller is trained by former world title contender John Scully who formerly trained Chad Dawson and the fact they came to Australia twelve days before the fight tells me they have come to win. They have not let me see Miller train and naturally they are working on things. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #12 light heavyweight Trent Broadhurst (17-1, 11 KOs) will clash with New …



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WBO Asia Pacific championship recognized by JBC, JPBA

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

There is a proverb in Japan that no one can compete with a crying baby, but it might be true that no sports can compete with the Olympic Games. People here are only talking about how many medals our representatives have acquired—forgetting professional boxing for a while. But this summer we have seen some significant progress in the Sweet Science in this country, where the WBO Asia Pacific championship was duly recognized by the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) and the Japan Professional Boxing Association (JPBA; the union of club owners the president of which is Hitoshi Watanabe) after their prolonged consideration and discussion among prudent members on August 5. Unlike in other counties, our Japanese fraternity has been so traditional and stubborn in regulating regional championships that the JBC/JPBA had been only recognizing the belts of the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) and the WBC Youth championships. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat There is a proverb in Japan that no one can compete with a …


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Shumenov wants Lebedev stripped

WBA regular cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov wants the WBA to strip cruiserweight super champion Denis Lebedev for fighting Murat Gassiev instead of him. According to Team Shumenov, the Lebedev camp ignored a WBA order to fight him within 120 days after he unified with IBF cruiser champ Victor Emilio Ramirez on May 21, then after the deadline passed they allege Lebedev sought a special permit allowing him to fight Gassiev, which Shumenov (and interim cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticos) objected to. At this present time, Team Shumenov is still waiting to hear the WBA’s ruling in terms of stripping Lebedev if he decides to go through with the fight Gassiev instead of fighting Shumenov.

WBA regular cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov wants the WBA to strip cruiserweight super champion Denis Lebedev for fighting Murat Gassiev …




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New Canelo-Smith TV spot

Focused Canelo thinking about September 17 PPV clash against Liam Smith after he watches the commercial.

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Focused Canelo thinking about September 17 PPV clash against Liam Smith after he watches the commercial. https://youtu.be/_VhcZu6ca5U


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Olympic Boxing: Day 12 Results

Welterweight Final: Daniyar Yeleussinov (Kazakhstan) outpointed brawler Shakhram Giyasov (Uzbekistan) 3-0 to win the welterweight gold medal. The four consecutive Olympic gold medals in the welterweight division for Kazakhstan dating back to 2004.

Flyweight Quarterfinals: Shakhobidin Zoirov (Uzbekistan) upset world champion Elvin Mamishzada (Azerbaijan) 3-0. Now seven medals in ten weight divisions for Uzbekistan. Yoel Finol (Venezuela) defeated Mohamed Flissi (Algeria) 3-0. Misha Aloian (Russia) defeated Ceiber David Avila (Colombia) 3-0. Hu Jianguan (China) edged Yosbany Veitia (Cuba) 2-1, so Cuba ends with six medals. All four winners today are assured of at least a bronze medal.

Female Middleweight Quarterfinals: 2012 London gold medalist Claresa Shields (USA) defeated Iaroslava Iakushina (Russia) 3-0. Dariga Shakimova (Kazakhstan) defeated Khadija Mardi (Morocco) 3-0. Li Qian (China) defeated Andreia Bandeira (Brazil) 3-0. Nouchka Fontijn (Netherlands) defeated Savannah Marshall (UK) 2-0-1. All four winners are assured of at least a bronze medal.

Female Lightweight Semifinals: Yin Junhua (China) defeated Mira Potkonen (Finland) 3-0. Estelle Mossley (France) was victorious when Anastasia Beliakova (Russia) suffered an injury in round one. Yin and Mossley will fight for the gold, Potkonen and Beliakova get bronze.

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Welterweight Final: Daniyar Yeleussinov (Kazakhstan) outpointed brawler Shakhram Giyasov (Uzbekistan) 3-0 to win the welterweight gold medal. The four consecutive …


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Wilder expects to return by January 2017

The team of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder anticipates that the “Bronze Bomber” will return no later than January 2017. After his July bout with Chris Arreola, Wilder was taken to UAB Hospital for an MRI that confirmed a broken hand and torn bicep injuries, both of which required surgery.

Deontay Wilder: “I’ve always known that my body is a fast healing body because I am an elite athlete and the doctor confirmed that. We’re going to pick up where we left off. I’m looking forward to unifying the division. That’s my main goal. I don’t want to stop. I don’t need a tune-up. I don’t need a warm-up. I don’t need none of that. Once everything is healed with the arm, I’m going to get back to right where I left off.” (more…)

The team of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder anticipates that the “Bronze Bomber” will return no later than January 2017. …


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With Wilder sidelined, Povetkin and Stiverne to fight for WBC interim heavyweight title

As a result of his injuries and surgeries from his July 16 fight, World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is expected to be inactive until sometime in 2017. During his recovery period, Wilder will retain his rights as champion, including the 70% advantage in case his mandatory bout needs to go to purse bid process, once he returns to action.

In the meantime, the WBC has ordered a fight for an interim championship between the two highest available contenders, Alexander Povetkin #1 and Bermane Stiverne #2.

The free negotiations period begins today and if there is no agreement a purse bid will be conducted on Friday September 16th. The split will be 50% for each fighter. Clean boxing program VADA testing will be mandatory as well as the 10% bonus from the bid for the winner of the contest.

As a result of his injuries and surgeries from his July 16 fight, World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay …



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WBC Povetkin Ruling: No suspension, special VADA testing protocol for one year

The WBC Board of Governors has ruled that it is not possible to ascertain that WBC #1 rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin ingested Meldonium after January 1, 2016. Therefore, in light of Povetkin’s positive “A” and “B” April 27, 2016 samples, and taking into consideration the detected levels of Meldonium in those samples, Povetkin has been given the green light to resume his career with special testing.

1. VADA, pursuant to the WBC CBP, will design a specific testing protocol for Povetkin at Povetkin’s own cost and expense. The VADA-designed protocol will commence as soon as feasible after this ruling and will continue for one year

2. In the event there is an adverse finding concerning any of Povetkin’s samples during the time prescribed above, the WBC shall immediately: (1) suspend Povetkin from participation in any WBC-sanctioned events indefinitely; (2) divest Povetkin from any WBC title or any other rights he might have at the time; and (3) impose any and all available penalties under the CBP without further inquiry.

3. If during the course of the pending litigation between Povetkin and WBC champion Deontay Wilder, the Court makes a final ruling that differs from the findings set forth herein, the WBC shall have the right to review this ruling and take any course of action it may deem appropriate.

4. If WADA issues a Notice or changes its policy on Meldonium in a manner that would necessarily result in a different ruling in this case, the WBC reserves the right to review its ruling and take any course of action it may deem appropriate.

Click here for the WBC’s full 1,995-word ruling…

The WBC Board of Governors has ruled that it is not possible to ascertain that WBC #1 rated heavyweight Alexander …


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Lebedev to face Gassiev next

Unified WBA (Super) and IBF cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KOs) will next defend against unbeaten Murat Gassiev (23-0, 17 KOs) in an all-Russian showdown this coming November or December in Russia. Gassiev is rated #2 by the IBF and #6 by the WBA. The event will be promoted by Andrey Ryabinskiy’s World of Boxing.

Unified WBA (Super) and IBF cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KOs) will next defend against unbeaten Murat Gassiev (23-0, …


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AIBA Statement on Olympic Officials

The AIBA has announced that unnamed referees and judges who have not performed at the level expected will no longer officiate at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The organization cites “less than a handful” of decisions in the 239 bouts contested meet that description. No results will be reversed. With regard to allegations of corruption, the AIBA states “unless tangible proof is put forward, not rumors, we will continue to use any means, including legal or disciplinary actions,” but welcomes parties to come forward to provide evidence.

Following recent judging decisions and after carrying out a thorough examination by the relevant Commission, AIBA has decided to take immediate and appropriate actions.

Since the beginning of the Olympic Games, AIBA has conducted 239 bouts. The AIBA R&J Commission has reviewed all decisions and determined that less than a handful of the decisions were not at the level expected and consequently it has been decided in accordance with the AIBA R&J evaluation committee that the concerned referees and judges will no longer officiate at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In accordance with AIBA Rules the result of all the bouts will stand. (more…)

The AIBA has announced that unnamed referees and judges who have not performed at the level expected will no longer …


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Fury-Klitschko rematch in trouble, Wlad says he’s going to court

The rescheduled October 29 rematch between WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former world champion Wladimir Klitschko is apparently on the rocks. Klitschko has stated on social media that he’s going to court.

Wladimir Klitschko: I just want to keep you updated on the status of my rematch against Fury. Unfortunately, Team Fury is trying to change the terms of the already signed contract multiple times and it’s going on endlessly. To protect my own rights and eventually see the rematch, I’m forced to go to court.

The rescheduled October 29 rematch between WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former world champion Wladimir Klitschko is apparently on …



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Donnie Nietes outlines flyweight invasion

At a Tuesday press conference at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino today, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes formally announced that he will vacate his WBO jr flyweight world title to move up to 112 lbs.

Here’s what he had to say:

First of all, I want to thank all the media present this afternoon. Thank you for your support. If not for you, we wouldn’t be where we are right now. I’d also like to thank Mr. Antonio and Michael Aldeguer, Abs-cbn, all of you, and of course, God.

I’ve been boxing since 2003. I feel very lucky to win the Minimumweight and Jr. Flyweight world titles. It’s a huge honor for me to receive the Super Champion award from the WBO last year and to be recognized as the longest-reigning Filipino world champion too. However, I am here in this afternoon’s presscon to formally announce that I will be vacating my jr flyweight title to move up in weight. I am very thankful for the full support I get from my manager, promoter, and supporters. This time, my goal is to fight big names in Boxing. I think I’m done with the jr flyweight division. There’s nothing left for me there. I think it’s time I get to challenge other world champions and I feel much more comfortable right now. I feel I can still improve as a fighter and that I can do so if I move up in weight where the big names are, like (Juan Francisco) Estrada, (Roman “Chocolatito”) Gonzalez , and of course, Edgar Sosa. I want to prove everyone that I still have a lot to achieve as a fighter. I can still fight for my family, gym, and country. I hope for your support. Thank you.

Nietes headlines ALA Promotions’ third US event at the Stubhub Center, Carson, CA on September 24. He faces former world champion Edgar Sosa from Mexico.

At a Tuesday press conference at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino today, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion Donnie …


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Cubans, Uzbeks racking up Olympic boxing medals

By Karl Freitag

The last batch of medalists will be sorted out today in the flyweight division. While all the final positions are yet to be completely determined, we do already know which countries will be securing 36 of the 40 boxing medals available in the men’s division. Cuba and Uzbekistan have been the class of the tournament and both have a chance today to secure medals in seven of the ten divisions.

The final four who will collect medals in the flyweight division will be the winners of the matches below:

Elvin Mamishzada (Azerbaijan) vs. Shakhobidin Zoirov (Uzbekistan)
Yoel Finol (Venezuela) vs. Mohamed Flissi (Algeria)
Misha Aloian (Russia) vs. Ceiber David Avila (Colombia)
Hu Jianguan (China) vs. Yosbany Veitia (Cuba)

Total Medals So Far:
Uzbekistan 6
Cuba 6
Kazakhstan 4
France 4
Russia 3
USA 2
UK 2
Azerbaijan 2
Brazil 1
Mongolia 1
Germany 1
Morocco 1
Mexico 1
Croatia 1
Colombia 1

By Karl Freitag The last batch of medalists will be sorted out today in the flyweight division. While all the …


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Results from Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Panamanian Ricardo “El Cientifico” Nuñez (16-2) scored a brutal knockout over Venezuelan Rafael “El Potro” Hernandez (19-6-2) at 1:10 in the fourth round to claim the regional WBA Fedebol super featherweight championship in the main event at Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Convention Center in Panama City, Panama.

Super lightweight Alexander Duran won a lopsided unanimous decision in eight rounds over veteran Ameth “Cloroformo” Diaz, Azael Villar KO’d Edwin Diaz in round one, and Daniel Miranda stopped Fernando Martinez by KO in round two.

By Héctor Villarreal Panamanian Ricardo “El Cientifico” Nuñez (16-2) scored a brutal knockout over Venezuelan Rafael “El Potro” Hernandez (19-6-2) …


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Weights from Los Angeles

The official weigh-in for “DTLA Fights” has taken place and all fighters made weight for tonight’s professional boxing show at Exchange L.A., located at 618 S. Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

Daniel Bastien 139.5 vs. Akshat Ualikhanov 141.5
David Perez 138.8 vs. Mike Melikian 135.8
Evan Torres 153.8 vs. Enriko Gogokhia 152.5
Tavorus Teague 152.9 vs. Bryan Flores 153.4
Lenwood Dozier 151.8 vs. Madiyar Ashkeyev 153.8
Patrick Gutierrez 119.0 vs. Alexander Enriquez 120.8
Osman Rivera 139.1 vs. Elvis Buenrostro 138.8
Hugo Padilla 145.5 vs. Damian Lopez 145.7
Jonathan Cruz 129.6 vs. Ryan Garcia 131.3

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The official weigh-in for “DTLA Fights” has taken place and all fighters made weight for tonight’s professional boxing show at …



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Robles-Claggett collide at the ‘D’ Sept 9

“Knockout Night at the D” returns to Las Vegas with the fourth series installment of the popular professional boxing series, Friday night, September 9 live on CBS Sports Network from the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).

Undefeated prospect Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (15-0-1, 5 KOs), fighting out of San Diego, faces Canadian welterweight champion Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (33-4-1, 16 KOs) in the 10-round main event for the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) – United States junior welterweight championship. (more…)

“Knockout Night at the D” returns to Las Vegas with the fourth series installment of the popular professional boxing series, …


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Olympic Boxing: Day 11 Recap

The crowd raised the roof inside a packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Tuesday night as Robson Conceição and Sofiane Oumiha of France entered the arena for the Men’s Lightweight (60kg) Final, and the Brazilian responded with a flourishing start. Oumiha, too, found his range early on, but it was Conceição who shaded the first round, and then fended off a late surge in the second to establish a commanding lead. As the adrenaline flowed, the two boxers delivered a grandstand finish, but it was Conceição who’s hand was raised, prompting 9,000 fans to erupt in wild celebrations. (more…)

The crowd raised the roof inside a packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Tuesday night as Robson Conceição and Sofiane Oumiha …


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Boxing returns to Hobbs, NM

By David Finger

Although the oilfield may be in a slump in Southeast New Mexico, one thing that isn’t is the boxing scene. Hobbs, New Mexico will again show why it is emerging as one of the boxing capitals of New Mexico as undefeated Hobbs native Oscar Espinoza (1-0, 1 KO) takes on fellow Hobbs native Edgar Zubia (4-3-1, 2 KOs) in the six round main event. The fight, in the middleweight division, is as much of a class of styles as it is a class of stories. Espinoza, the green but gritty tough as nails brawler, against Zubia, the talented and flashy former amateur standout.

The fight looks like such a natural matchup that it is hard to believe that it is the result of an unexpected cancellation over the weekend. (more…)

By David Finger Although the oilfield may be in a slump in Southeast New Mexico, one thing that isn’t is …


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Olympic Results: Day 11 Afternoon Session

All winners today are assured of at least a bronze.

In the lightweight final, Brazilian Robson Conceicao thrilled the locals in Rio by winning the gold against France’s Sofia Oumiha 3-0.

Kazakh light heavyweight Adilbek Niyazymbetov defeated the UK’s Joshua Buatsi 3-0. Niyazymbetov goes to the gold medal round, Buatsi gets a bronze.

UK super heavyweight Joe Joyce defeated Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov 3-0.

Kazakh super heavyweight Ivan Dychko defeated Nigerian Efe Ajagba 3-0.

Azerbaijan light welter Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo defeated Cuban Yasnier Toledo 3-0.

German light welter Artem Harutyunyan defeated Turkey’s Batuhan Gozgec 3-0.

Cuban bantamweight Robeisy Ramirez topped China’s Zhang Jiawei 3-0.

Uzbek bantamweight Murodjon Akhmadaliev destroyed Argentina’s Alberto Melian in the first round.

French female flyweight Sarah Ourahmoune beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekkerbekova 3-0.

Colombian female flyweight Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria beat Thailand’s Peamwilai Laopeam 3-0.

All winners today are assured of at least a bronze. In the lightweight final, Brazilian Robson Conceicao thrilled the locals …


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Errol Spence Jr: I could have fought for a world title 3 fights ago

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

It’s hard to believe it has been four years since rising welterweight star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (20-0, 17 KOs) represented the United States at the Olympics in London. And although he didn’t medal, he was viewed as one of the top pro prospects coming out of those games and a surefire future world champion who has drawn comparisons to the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard. And when the former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr anointed the hard-hitting southpaw from Desoto, Texas the next great champion of the sport that raised Spence Jr’s profile even greater in boxing circles.

When he fights Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) on Sunday, August 21 at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, NY, in an elimination bout for the IBF welterweight title on NBC primetime, following the Olympic gold medal basketball game, it will also mark the 21st time he has fought on television in as many fights. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Robert Hughes It’s hard to believe it has been four years since rising welterweight star Errol …


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Opponent named for WBO #1 Boesel

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke
Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke

SES Boxing has announced that WBO #1, WBA #7 rated light heavyweight contender Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs ) will take on Tony Averlant (24-8-2, 4 KOs) on September 17 at the Stathalle in Weissenfels, Germany. For Boesel, it could be his last bout before a world title fight. “To get the world title shot, I have to get through these hoops and clearly defeat Averlant!” proclaimed Boesel.

In the co-feature, German domestic welterweight champion Felix Lamm (12-1-1, 5 KOs) will face an opponent to be named in a jr welterweight bout. “Now I want to go on to international success,” said Lamm. “There I have to step up my game.”

MDR will televise in Germany.

SES Boxing has announced that WBO #1, WBA #7 rated light heavyweight contender Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs ) will …


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Ndou: Kell Brook can defeat GGG on Sept 10

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews.com® to discuss the Kell Brook vs. Gennady Golovkin on September 10 in London and predicts Brook can defeat GGG to cause a massive upset in the same manner legendary welterweight Sugar Ray Leonard did when he defeated the great middleweight Marvin Hagler. Ndou also mentions that Saul Alvarez has the skills also to upset GGG and remembers when he boxed both Brook and Alvarez in back to back fights extending them over twelve rounds in their home countries of England and Mexico respectively. Lovemore celebrates his 45th birthday today and thanks Fightnews.com® readers for their support.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews.com® to discuss the Kell …


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Olympic Boxing: Day 11, USA gets another medal

No more playing around. The winner of every boxing match from today forward wins at least a bronze.

American bantamweight Shakur Stevenson won at least a bronze by defeating Mongolian Tsendbaatar Erdenebat 3-0. That’s two medals overall for the U.S. team.

In other action, American light welterweight Gary Russell, brother of WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell (yes, they’re both named Gary), was edged out of the medal picture by Uzbek Fazliddin Gaibnazarov 2-1.

Cuban light heavyweight Julio Cesar La Cruz defeated France’s Mathieu Albert Daniel Bauderlique 3-0. La Cruz will fight for the gold. Bauderlique takes the bronze.

Russian bantamweight Vladimir Nikitin defeated Ireland’s Michael John Conlon 3-0.

Russian light welter Vitaly Dunaytsev defeated China’s Hu Qianxun 3-0

French super heavyweight Tony Victor Yoka defeated Jordan’s Hussein Iashaish 3-0.

Croatian super heavyweight Filip Hrgovic knocked out Cuba’s Leinier Pero in round two.

Chinese women’s flyweight Ren Cancan defeated Canadian Mandy Bujold 3-0.

UK women’s flyweight Nikola Adams defeated Ukrainian Tetyana Kob 3-0.

No more playing around. The winner of every boxing match from today forward wins at least a bronze. American bantamweight …


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Vassiliy Levit: I thought I won

By Ognian Georgiev

Vassiliy Levit (Kaz) was announced as the people’s Olympic champ hours after his official loss in the heavyweight final against Evgeny Tischenko (Rus) in Rio de Janeiro. The Kazakh brawler was very strong and stunned his taller opponent several times. At the end, each of the three scoring judges had it 29-28 for the World and European champ Tischenko.

The audience at Pavilion 6 booed the decision. Among the crowd was the IOC president Thomas Bach, who was sitting alongside with AIBA president Ching-Kwo Wu.

“I thought I won,” said Levitin the press conference. “My coaches were satisfied by my performance. They told me that I did everything, but you saw how it ended.” (more…)

By Ognian Georgiev Vassiliy Levit (Kaz) was announced as the people’s Olympic champ hours after his official loss in the …


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Boxing Comes To Arlington, VA August 19

By Gary “Digital” Williams

King’s Promotions will bring a nine-bout card to the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, VA on Friday, August 19. The main event on the card will be an eight-round super lightweight contest between undefeated Myke “The Professor” Fox of Forestville, MD and Somner “Magic Man” Martin of Martinsville, VA. Fox (10-0, two KO’s) hits the eight-round plateau for the first time in his pro career coming off a sixth-round unanimous decision over Jose Valderrama on June 28th in Bethlehem, PA. Fox is the younger brother of undefeated super middleweight prospect Alantez “SlyAza” Fox. Martin (5-2, three KO’s) has not fought since dropping a six-round unanimous decision to Kareem Martin (no relation) on April 1 in Washington, DC. Martin will also be competing in his first eight-round bout. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams King’s Promotions will bring a nine-bout card to the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, VA on …


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Price wants to KO Joshua AGAIN

Heavyweight David Price says he’s knocked out IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua before and he wants a chance to do it again. Responding to Joshua’s tweet for “serious opponents,” Price reminded Joshua that he stopped him during a sparring session in 2011.

“If it was a fight, it would have been stopped immediately. Not asleep, but flat on his face and ushered out of the ring by his trainers,” Price told Sky Sports. “…I’m putting it out there that the last time we did share a ring together, only one of us walked out unaided and that was me.”

Heavyweight David Price says he’s knocked out IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua before and he wants a chance to do …


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Guerrero: I’m not some washed up fighter like some may think

Photo: Mario Serrano/Team Guerrero/PBC
Photo: Mario Serrano/Team Guerrero/PBC

Former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) will bring his exciting style to the ring on Spike against Argentine slugger David Emanuel Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) on August 27 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. After dropping three of his last five, “The Ghost” is going all out for a win. “It’s very important that I win this fight at all cost,” said Guerrero. “The welterweight division has plenty of good fighters that I want to get in the ring with. So it’s a must that I win this fight.

“I’m not taking Peralta lightly. I’m coming to win and win impressively…he’s going to realize once he’s in the ring with me that I’m not some washed up fighter like some may think. I got plenty of fight left in me and Peralta will find out what I’m all about on August 27th.”

Former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) will bring his exciting style to the ring …


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Nietes to vacate WBO jr flyweight title today

A press conference at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino today, Tuesday, August 16, has been set for longest-reigning Filipino world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, where he will formally announce that he will vacate his jr. flyweight world title to move up to 112lbs.

Nietes headlines ALA Promotions’ third US event at the Stubhub Center, Carson, CA on September 24. He faces former world champion Edgar Sosa from Mexico for a WBO championship. (more…)

A press conference at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino today, Tuesday, August 16, has been set for longest-reigning …


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Lovemore Ndou announces retirement

By Lovemore Ndou

Today is my birthday and I have turned 45. I can proudly announce that today I am officially retired from boxing. It has been a long and successful career for me. My legacy in that regard is already solidified.

In the last few months I was contemplating having one more fight in South Africa, however after giving it some serious thought – I have now decided against it.

I think I have achieved more than what I expected as a boxer. I remember the first time I laced boxing gloves my dream was just to win the National Amateur title. I have won two world titles in two weight classes as a professional. This exceeded my modest goals and I can truly reflect upon these titles as my greatest achievements. (more…)

By Lovemore Ndou Today is my birthday and I have turned 45. I can proudly announce that today I am …


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Hardy vs. Vincent has history

By Jason Marchetti

In less than a week, women’s boxing will get the grudge match fans have been asking for over the past three years. Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy (17-0, 4 KOs) will challenge Shelly Vincent (18-0, 1 KO) from Providence, Rhode Island in a ten round bout for the vacant WBC International featherweight title. The contest will take place Sunday, August 21st at the new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island and will be televised by NBC as the co-feature to the IBF welterweight title eliminator featuring Errol Spence, Jr. vs Leonard Bundu.

Photos: Emily Harney
Photos: Emily Harney

Vincent has been chasing Hardy for years, showing up at her fights and taunting her before, during, and after her bouts. Vincent claims Hardy has been avoiding her, but Hardy says she fights who her promoter and matchmaker suggest. There is genuine dislike between the fighters and their camps. They are both excellent ticket sellers and have tremendous pride in their undefeated records. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti In less than a week, women’s boxing will get the grudge match fans have been asking for …


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Greg Cohen Promotions has signed light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson to a co-promotional agreement, along with Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions LLC. 25-year-old Clarkson is 17-3, 11 KOs. Clarkson has appeared on ShoBox twice, scoring early KOs both times. He has won seven straight fights.

Carlos Caraballo, Puerto Rico’s current amateur national champion at 123 pounds, who under other circumstances was supposed to be competing at the summer Olympic games in Rio 2016, has signed a multi year promotional agreement with Miguel Cotto Promotions. Caraballo will be making his pro debut on Saturday September 10 on Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment card at the The Auditorium in Comerio Puerto Rico.

Super Middleweight Lerrone Richards (4-0, 1 KO) has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Queensberry Promotions. Richards will make his debut under the Queensberry Promotions banner in a six round contest at the Nordoff Robins Charity Dinner Show on October 24th.

Holden Productions has announced the signing of unbeaten junior welterweight Ivan Baranchyk to a promotional agreement. Holden Productions will promote the 23-year-old along with DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc. Baranchyk’s official Holden Productions debut takes place Friday, September 23 when he headlines Shobox: The New Generation at the Buffalo Run. Opponent TBA.

“Rockin Fights 26” is scheduled for October 14th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, and tickets are on sale now through Star Boxing, The Paramount Box Office, and Ticketmaster at tickemaster.com.

Russian boxing promoter Andrey Ryabinsky will cover the courtroom expenses for the Russian paralympic team, which is seeking to reverse a ban of all Russians by the International Paralympic Committee due to the IPC’s suspicion of possible doping.

Greg Cohen Promotions has signed light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson to a co-promotional agreement, along with Ronson Frank’s Uprising …


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Olympic Boxing: Day 10 Recap

Monday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 saw the second Olympic Boxing Final of Rio 2016, with Russian World Champion Evgeny Tishchenko and Kazakhstan’s Vassily Levit going for gold. It was Levit who started the brightest, edging the first round with some superb attacking combinations, but Tishchenko’s longer reach always looked a threat. A strong final round from the Kazakh seemingly proved decisive, but it was Tishchenko’s arm controversially raised to the boos of the boxing fans in the arena. FYI: Judges for this fight were Michael Gallagher (Ireland), Armando Carbonell Alvarado (Colombia) and Kheira Sidi Yakoub (Algeria). International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach was on hand watching the fight.

Earlier in the day, the crowds were treated to four bouts from the Women’s Lightweight (60kg) competition, the Men’s Flyweight (52kg) preliminaries, two Men’s Welterweight (69kg) Semi-Finals, and four Men’s Middleweight (75kg) Quarter-Finals. (more…)

Monday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 saw the second Olympic Boxing Final of Rio 2016, with Russian World Champion Evgeny Tishchenko …


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Weights from Panama

Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal

Ameth Diaz 139.75 vs Alexander Duran 139.25
Azael Villar 109 vs Edwin Diaz 109.75
Daniel Miranda 129.5 vs Fernando Martinez 129
Roger Gutierrez 129 vs Moises Castro 131.5

Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
Venue: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Convention Center, Panama City, Panama

Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal Ameth Diaz 139.75 vs Alexander Duran 139.25 Azael Villar 109 vs Edwin Diaz 109.75 …


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Olympic Boxing: Day 10 evening session

Despite being pummeled, Russian Evgeny Tischenko won a controversial unanimous decision over Kazakh Vassiliy Levit to win the gold medal in the heavyweight division. The fans booed heavily.

Mexican middleweight Misael Uziel Rodriguez defeated Egyptian Hosam Hussein Bakr Abdin 3-0 to earn at least a bronze medal.

Uzbek middleweight Bektemir Melikuziev defeated India’s Krishan Vikas 3-0. Melikuziev Bektemir moves to the gold medal round. Vikas wins a bronze.

Kazakh welterweight Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated France’s Souleymane Diop Cissokho to move to the gold medal round. Cissokho wins a bronze.

Colombian flyweight Ceiber David Avila defeated Mexican Elias Eliseo Emigdio Abarca 3-0.

Cuban flyweight Yoabany Veitia defeated Moroccan Achraf Kharroubi 3-0.

Chinese flyweight Hu Jianguan defeated Armenian Narekage Abgaryan 3-0.

Russian flyweight Misha Aloian defeated France’s Elie Konki 3-0.

Russian female lightweight Anastasia Beliakova defeated American Mikaela Mayer 2-0-1.

French female lightweight Estelle Mossely defeated Italian Irma Testa 3-0.

Despite being pummeled, Russian Evgeny Tischenko won a controversial unanimous decision over Kazakh Vassiliy Levit to win the gold medal …










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