Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

By Nick Giongco Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico ...

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

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Fightnews.com® Breakout Fighter of the Year: Joe Smith Jr.

Joe Smith Jr.
Photo: Sumio Yamada

At the beginning of 2016, Joe Smith Jr. was a little-known light heavyweight from Long Island who had never boxed on television. He finally got his chance in the spotlight and took advantage of it – twice. First by stopping highly ranked contender Andrzej Fonfara, then doing the same to future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins.

At the beginning of 2016, Joe Smith Jr. was a little-known light heavyweight from Long Island who had never boxed …


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Victory Boxing announces Philly series

Victory Boxing Promotions has announced a series of fights in Philadelphia, kicking off on January 28 at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. Additional dates are booked for March and June. Unbeaten welterweight and Briscoe Award winner Jaron Ennis (8-0, 7 KOs) will headline on January 28. The 19-year-old is trained by his father and former professional boxer Derrick “Bozy” Ennis, and is the younger brother of pro boxers Derrick “Pooh” Ennis and Farah Ennis.

Also scheduled are super bantamweight Manny “Major Pain” Folly (8-0, 6 KOs), super lightweight Joshua “Hands of Stone” Jones (3-0-1, 2 KOs)super welterweight Adam Daranyi (9-0, 9 KOs), super lightweight Carlos “Tiberon” Sanchez (11-0, 10 KOs) and super welterweight Donovan Cameron (4-0, 4 KOs). Opponents are TBA.

Victory Boxing Promotions has announced a series of fights in Philadelphia, kicking off on January 28 at the 2300 Arena …



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Boxing Buzz: Abraham-Krasniqi purse bid

WBO has called for a purse bid for a super middleweight title eliminator between #2 rated former world champion Arthur Abraham and #3 rated Robin Krasniqi. The proceeding will take place on Wednesday, January 4, in Budapest, Hungary. The minimum acceptable bid is $300,000. WBO Vice President of Europe Istvan Kovacs will preside.

Liveco Boxing has announced that boxing veteran Zac Pomilio has joined the team as their exclusive matchmaker, bringing nearly 20 years of matchmaking and promotional experience to the firm.

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) has announced the signing of 2016 French Olympian middleweight Christian M’Billi Assomo to an exclusive promotional contact. He will settle in Quebec and make his professional debut there in early 2017.

WBO has called for a purse bid for a super middleweight title eliminator between #2 rated former world champion Arthur …


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Rodriguez set for test against Narvaez

By Robert Coster

Undefeated bantamweight contender Emmanuel Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs) of Puerto Rico is training extra hard in view of what may be the toughest challenge of his young career. On January 13th in Argentina, Rodriguez will battle local legend and former two-division world champion Omar Andres Narvaez (46-2-2, 24 KOs) in an IBF eliminator with the winner to face IBF 118lb champion Lee Haskins.

Photo: Fernando Gaztambide

“I know that Narvaez is the biggest name boxer I will face and it’ll be in front of his fans,” says Rodriguez, “and people say I need a knockout to win, but I’ve got to keep a cool head against a class act like Narvaez. If I just try to bang, he can turn it against me. He’s so clever.” (more…)

By Robert Coster Undefeated bantamweight contender Emmanuel Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs) of Puerto Rico is training extra hard in view …




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Chavez KOs local mayor in exhibition

54-year-old Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. returned to the ring for an exhibition against Jose Manuel “Chenel” Valenzuela, mayor of Angostura, Sinaloa, Mexico, in order to raise funds for the local fire department. “El Gran Campeon” took out the mayor with a body shot.

54-year-old Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. returned to the ring for an exhibition against Jose Manuel “Chenel” Valenzuela, …


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Fightnews.com® Fighter of the Year: Vasyl Lomachenko

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Two-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko was 2-0 with two impressive stoppages in 2016. First, he moved up to junior lightweight and destroyed reigning WBO champion Rocky Martinez. Then in his first defense, he dominated the previously unbeaten Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters and made him quit.

Two-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko was 2-0 with two impressive stoppages in 2016. First, he moved up to junior lightweight …


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Burns vs. Indongo unification clash?

WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KOs) and IBF jr welterweight champion Julius Indongo (21-0, 11 KOs) could meet in a 140-pound title unification clash. Fightnews.com® has been informed that talks are underway. From the IBF end, a unification supersedes a mandatory so Indongo could do it. He won the title with a spectacular first round KO over reigning champ Eduard Troyanovsky earlier this month. Burns was last seen in the ring defeating #1 ranked Kiryl Relikh in October.

WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KOs) and IBF jr welterweight champion Julius Indongo (21-0, 11 KOs) could …


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Briggs vs. Oquendo in the works

By Przemek Garczarczyk

According to Fres Oquendo’s trainer Nate Jones, a WBA heavyweight world championship fight between Oquendo and Shannon Briggs will be announced shortly.

By Przemek Garczarczyk According to Fres Oquendo’s trainer Nate Jones, a WBA heavyweight world championship fight between Oquendo and Shannon …



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The 12th Round: 2016 Comes to an End, Welcome 2017!

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

As we all try to slow down to enjoy a few quiet moments in the company of our loved ones, thinking about what happened this year and planning on what we wish to do for 2017, it is a great opportunity to simply meditate and reflect on our own actions and what can we personally do to make the difference in our lives and the lives of others. It is so common that we get lost in the day to day pressures, deadlines, worries, excessive work, travel and eternal use of the cell phone. We often forget to look at today, to realize what we have, who is next to us, how fortunate we are to have health, to be alive, to have our loved ones close. We forget to appreciate and cherish what is there, available at hindsight our reflections can only give us memories, those that build over the weeks, months and years and one we look back and understand that we let those precious times go by without knowing it.

I read a few articles about the state of boxing and was shocked to read some idiotic remarks stating that “Boxing is dying,” mostly claiming that pay-per-view was down and probably out. For all those who have such a limited vision of the sport, there are some incredible facts that prove how great boxing is and what transpired in 2016 has set the tone for a memorable 2017: (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son As we all try to slow down to enjoy a few …


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NYSBHOF announces Class of 2017

The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, has announced its 15-member Class of 2017. The sixth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held April 30 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include Manhattan welterweight Gaspar “El Indio” Ortega (131-39-6, 69 KOs), Yonkers’ world heavyweight title challenger Renaldo “Mr.” Snipes (39-8-1, 22 KOs), Yonkers middleweight Doug “Cobra’ Dewitt (33-8-5, 19 KOs), and “The Bronx Bomber,” world middleweight title challenger Alex Ramos (39-10-2, 24 KOs) (more…)

The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, has announced its 15-member Class of 2017. …


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Boxing returns to Worcester, Mass on Jan 19

On Wednesday, former two-division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera will announce a fight card under his Rivera Promotions Entertainment banner to take place on January 19 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The card is billed as “New England’s Future” and will feature local talent including Irvin Gonzalez (4-0, 4 KOs), Reinaldo “Bazooka” Graceski (4-0, 2 KOs), Chuck Shearns (2-1, 1 KO), Anthony Laureano (1-0, 0 KOs) and Brandon Montella (5-0, 4 KOs), plus a lineup of pro debuters.

On Wednesday, former two-division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera will announce a fight card under his Rivera Promotions Entertainment banner …


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Tanaka-Fuentes to be live streamed

Good news for boxing fans worldwide! With no televised boxing in many countries until mid-January, CBC TV in Japan has announced that they will present a free worldwide stream of the December 31 world title clash between Kosei Tanaka (7-0, 4 KOs) and Moises Fuentes (24-2-1, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO light flyweight title at the Memorial Center in Gifu, Japan. The 21-year-old Tanaka won the WBO minimumweight title in just his fifth fight. Fuentes has previously held both the WBO minimumweight and light flyweight titles. The fight will air live 1AM ET, 10PM PT in the USA and 6AM GMT.

This is an opportunity for boxing fans worldwide to see a great fight, and just how good the highly regarded Tanaka really is.

Good news for boxing fans worldwide! With no televised boxing in many countries until mid-January, CBC TV in Japan has …



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Tornado Sanchez destroys Morales

Former WBA interim super flyweight champion David “Tornado” Sanchez (30-4-2, 23 KOs) scored a second round KO over Alejandro “Terrible” Morales (15-9, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Arena Solidaridad in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Sanchez finished Morales with a liver shot at the 2:42. He next plans to return to the ring again in early February in preparation for a world title shot later in 2017.

Photo: Brenda Bonilla/Latin Sports

Former WBA interim super flyweight champion David “Tornado” Sanchez (30-4-2, 23 KOs) scored a second round KO over Alejandro “Terrible” …


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Rudenko defeats Bergman in Kiev, Ukraine

Tonight at the hall of the Olympic Football Stadium of Kiev, Ukraine, local star Andriy Rudenko successfully defended his WBC International Silver heavyweight title with a shutout 100-90 on all 3 cards against American Jason Bergman.

Bergman tried a couple of times and was himself never in danger in a fight marred by technical problems. One of the ropes broke in round 3 and again in round 8 leaving referee Daniel Van de Wiele no other option then to call each time a time-out to fix the problem. A wet canvas was also the reason of some slips of both Rudenko and Bergman.

On the undercard youngsters Khasan Baysangurov and Aram Faniyan both scored wins. They are 19 year old and are great prospects. Ukraine has produced many great boxers like the Klitschko brothers, Postol, Lomachenko, Usyk, Gvozdyk and many others.

Tonight at the hall of the Olympic Football Stadium of Kiev, Ukraine, local star Andriy Rudenko successfully defended his WBC …


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Verdejo returns February 3rd

Photo: Top Rank

The Diamonds will shine on the ‘Island of Enchantment’! Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo and Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Díaz, two of today’s biggest attractions in Puerto Rican boxing, will return to action when they co-headline the February 3 ‘Solo Boxeo’ card that will take place at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.

Verdejo (22-0, 15 KO’s), who will return to the ring after recovering completely from the abrasions he suffered last August during a motorcycle accident, will battle against Nicaragua’s Oliver Flores (27-2-2, 17 KO’s) and will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title for the sixth time. Against Flores, ‘El Diamante’ will try to prove that he is more than ready to challenge WBO lightweight world champion, Terry Flanagan.

“To fight once again at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum is the continuation of a dream for me and also the opportunity to show the world that I’m ready to bring a world title to my Island,” said Verdejo. “I can’t wait for February 3. I want to share my joy with my people and I also want to send a direct message to the WBO world champion, Terry Flanagan, that I’m not a tune-up fight for anyone,” assured the highly motivated Puerto Rican world title challenger. (more…)

Photo: Top Rank

The Diamonds will shine on the ‘Island of Enchantment’! Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo and Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Díaz, two of today’s biggest attractions in Puerto Rican boxing, will return to action when they co-headline the February 3 ‘Solo Boxeo’ card that will take place at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.

Verdejo (22-0, 15 KO’s), who will return to the ring after recovering completely from the abrasions he suffered last August during a motorcycle accident, will battle against Nicaragua’s Oliver Flores (27-2-2, 17 KO’s) and will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title for the sixth time. Against Flores, ‘El Diamante’ will try to prove that he is more than ready to challenge WBO lightweight world champion, Terry Flanagan.


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Porky Medina returns with KO win

No surprises on Friday night at the Gimnasio Solidaridad in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. IBF #6, WBC #9 super middleweight contender Rogelio “Porky” Medina (37-7, 31 KOs) scored a second round KO over Ramon Olivas (13-5, 9 KOs). Medina was returning to the ring for the first time since a close and hard-fought decision loss to IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale in a world title shot back in April.

Photo: Brenda Bonilla/Latin Sports

No surprises on Friday night at the Gimnasio Solidaridad in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. IBF #6, WBC #9 super middleweight contender …



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Rudenko – Bergman tonight in Kiev

Rudenko versus Bergman
American Jason Bergman, 26-12-2(17), came to Kiev, Ukraine to try to spoil the Christmas party of local hero Andriy Rudenko. However Rudenko, 30-2 (19), currently rated #15 by the WBC is a huge favorite to retain his WBC International Silver title.
Rudenko has only back to back defeats to Lucas Browne and Hughie Fury.

The show is promoted by Viktoria Olshana of Sparta box in collaboration with Andrey Khrapach (Dnepr Boxing Promotion). Matchmaker Vlad Eliseev has put toghetter an attractive undercard.

The show will take place at the Olympinskiy Parka which is part of the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

American Jason Bergman, 26-12-2(17), came to Kiev, Ukraine to try to spoil the Christmas party of local hero Andriy Rudenko. …


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Beterbiev demolishes Prieto

IBF #2, WBA #3, WBO #3, WBC #4 light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) easily destroyed Isidro Ranoni Prieto (26-2-3, 22 KOs) in the first round of a clash for the WBA NABA title on Friday night at the Lac Leamy Casino in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Beterbiev set the tone by dropping Prieto in the first 30 seconds. He then floored him again later in the round and the reeling Prieto couldn’t continue. Time was 2:44.

Other Results:
Danyk Croteau KO1 Alex Ebanks (middleweight)
Vislan Dalkhaev W8 Salvador Hernandez (super bantamweight)
Louisbert Altidor KO6 Alvaro Enriquez (super middleweight)
Vanessa Lepage Joanisse TKO3 Maria Jose Velis (female cruiserweight)

IBF #2, WBA #3, WBO #3, WBC #4 light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) easily destroyed Isidro Ranoni …


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Gallen and Opetai victorious

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight #4 contender and football star Paul Gallen (7-0, 4 KOs) 229lbs remained unbeaten when he forced a stoppage of Ryan Carr Ketu (2-1, 1 KO) 234lbs in round four at the Southern Cross Stadium, Woolooware, NSW, Australia on Friday. Gallen had his opponent in trouble in round four and referee Will Soulos crowned Gallen at 0.43. Gallen attracts huge interest when he is in the ring as he is also the captain of the Premier 2016 winning rugby league football team, the Cronulla Sharks.

London 2012 Olympian Jai Opetai 8-0,5KO’s) 205lbs, forced a stoppage over New Zealand’s Isileili Fa (2-7) 200lbs in round three of a heavyweight bout. Referee Pat O’Connor crowned Opetai at 0.36 of round three when the corner of Fa signaled to the ref that their boxer was finished. Opetai had a successful amateur career being a former world junior champion and representing Australia at the age of sixteen at the London 2012 Olympics. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian heavyweight #4 contender and football star Paul Gallen (7-0, 4 KOs) 229lbs …


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Shumenov and Dorticos want Lebedev stripped

The camps of WBA world cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov and WBA interim cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticos are seeking to have WBA “super” world cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev removed due to his split decision loss to Murat Gassiev in a bout where Lebedev’s WBA belt wasn’t on the line.

WBA President Gilberto J. Mendoza told Fightnews.com® that the request is being duly considered by the organization. Mendoza noted that historically numerous champions have lost non-title bouts, then came back to defend their titles. A recent example was when Zab Judah lost his WBC belt to Carlos Baldomir, but maintained his IBF belt which wasn’t on the line in that fight. Zudah then put his IBF title at stake against Floyd Mayweather in his next fight.

The camps of WBA world cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov and WBA interim cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticos are seeking to have …


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Update: Bute-Alvarez WBC eliminator

Former champion Lucian Bute, who was at the recent WBC Convention in Hollywood, Florida, will star in a light heavyweight eliminator, trying to earn an opportunity to take on absolute champion Adonis Stevenson, but first…he must convincingly defeat Eleider Alvarez on February 24th in Canada.

“Alvarez is a great challenge. We are going to have an exacting eliminator against him, in order to face Stevenson for the WBC championship. It is an honor and a privilege to fight with Alvarez and if I defeat him I will probably go for the championship with Stevenson, which is my golden dream,” said a loquacious, thus far from mute Bute, adding:

“I was already a champion at 168 pounds, but now I want to climb to the 175 pounds division. I’m in camp and in great shape.” Bute also explained that the doping issue is resolved. He explains it happened due to a contaminated supplement and not something that allowed him to improve his performance.

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Former champion Lucian Bute, who was at the recent WBC Convention in Hollywood, Florida, will star in a light heavyweight …


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Aussie Boxing Roundup 2016

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Duco Events, Peter McDermont and Fightnews

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum signed up WBO#2 welterweight Jeff “Hornet” Horn (16-0-0, 11 KOs) who scored six round knockout over former world champion Ali Funeka on the undercard to the Andy Ruiz vs Joseph Parker WBO heavyweight title bout in Auckland, New Zealand on December 10 and will now be making his USA debut in March possibly against Jesse Vargas and if successful will get a WBO shot at the 147 pound title held by Manny Pacquiao in 2017. Horn also stopped former world champion Randall Bailey in seven rounds and Rico Mueller in nine rounds in 2016. Duco Events is Horn’s co-promoter.

Heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) stopped Ruslan Chaegev (34-2-1) in ten rounds in Grozny, Russia in March to capture the WBA championship only to fail the drug test and was stripped of the title. The WBA ordered Browne to challenge Shannan Briggs by December 31 for the WBA title but in November Browne failed another drug test conducted by VADA which has put his career on hold until a decision is made by the WBA. Browne is promoted by Ricky Hatton.

Football star and Australian Heavyweight #4 contender Paul Gallen (6-0, 3 KOs) is one of the biggest draw cards in Aussie boxing in 2016. Gallen is also the captain of the Premier winning rugby league football team the Cronulla Sharks.Gallen defeated Herman Ene Purcell and Junior Paulo in 2016. Leading Australian trainer Graham Shaw who also trained world champions Daniel Geale and Lovemore Ndou is also the trainer of the improving Gallen. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Duco Events, Peter McDermont and Fightnews Top Rank CEO Bob Arum signed …


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Vasquez-Collazo collide Feb 2 in Tunica

Welterweight contender Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez Jr. (21-1, 15 KOs) is set to battle former world champion Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event of a special three-hour edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Thursday, February 2 from Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.

The card will also feature Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) meeting Levan Ghvamichava (17-2-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight matchup plus Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (13-0, 9 KOs) taking on Eddie Ramirez (15-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round battle of unbeaten super lightweights.

Welterweight contender Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez Jr. (21-1, 15 KOs) is set to battle former world champion Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 KOs) on Thursday, February 2 at the Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.


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Beterbiev-Pietro weights from Canada

Artur Beterbiev 174.2 vs. Isidro Pietro 173.8
(NABA light heavyweight title)

Venue: Lac Leamy Casino, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: GYM

Artur Beterbiev 174.2 vs. Isidro Pietro 173.8
(NABA light heavyweight title)


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Weights from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

David “Tornado” Sánchez 119 vs. Alejandro Morales 119
Rogelio “Porky” Medina 182.5 vs. Ramón Olivas 184
Víctor Olivo 121 vs. Antonio Bustamente 122
Eduardo Ramírez 125 vs. Jonathan Ramírez 126
Juan José López 136 vs. Jesús Montes 136.5
Angel Salomón 148 vs. TBA
Sergio Munro 135 vs. Ramses Camacho 136

Venue: Arena Solidaridad, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer

David “Tornado” Sánchez 119 vs. Alejandro Morales 119
Rogelio “Porky” Medina 182.5 vs. Ramón Olivas 184


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Canelo vs. Junior negotiations continue

WBO junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez could fight at super middleweight in his next bout. Negotiations are ongoing for a Cinco De Mayo showdown (May 6) between Canelo and rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at a 165lb catch weight! Otherwise, the Canelo team is eying several middleweights as his next opponent, including WBO middleweight champ Billy Joe Saunders.

WBO junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez could fight at super middleweight in his next bout. Negotiations are ongoing for a Cinco De Mayo showdown (May 6) between Canelo and rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at a 165lb catch weight!


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Vargas-McDonnell clash for WBC 122lb title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated Rey Vargas (28-0, 22 KOs) will be fighting for the vacant World Boxing Council super bantamweight title against Gavin McDonell (16-0-2, 4 KOs) in February after the reigning champion Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan announced his retirement from boxing a few days ago. The World Boxing Council in accordance with its regulations informed that Vargas, the world ranked number one and mandatory challenger to the crown, will face the highest ranked contender available, McDonnell, who is #2 in the rankings. He is the twin brother of current WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell. The bout could take place on February 18 or 25 in the United Kingdom. Vargas is trained by the Hall of Famer Nacho Beristáin.

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated Rey Vargas (28-0, 22 KOs) will be fighting for the vacant World Boxing Council super bantamweight title against Gavin McDonell (16-0-2, 4 KOs) in February after the reigning champion Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan announced his retirement from boxing a few days ago.


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Hank Lundy: I will be a world champion at 135, no ifs, ands or buts about it

A lot of people think “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (26-6-1, 13 KOs) is a little crazy, including his doctor, especially after Lundy returned to the gym to start hitting the heavy bag just three weeks removed from knee surgery. On December 30th, Lundy fights for the Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) world lightweight title in a 12-round bout against John Delperdang (10-1, 9 KOs) at the B.O.O.M. Fitness Center in Cincinnati, presented by B.O.O.M. Promotions in association with CES Boxing, only eight months after underdoing major knee surgery to repair a torn ACL.

“I’m ready to make a statement at 135,” Lundy said. “I’ve been chasing a title down there, but had to jump to 140 because no one will fight me at 135. They know I’m a monster there. This year, I will be a world champion at 135, no ifs, ands or buts about it.” (more…)

A lot of people think “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (26-6-1, 13 KOs) is a little crazy, including his doctor.


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Easter, Warren to defend belts on Feb 10

Unbeaten IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter (18-0, 14 KOs) will return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio to defend his title against Luis Cruz (22-4-1, 16 KOs) Friday, February 10 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV live from the Huntington Center. In the co-feature, WBA bantamweight world champion and three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee Warren (14-1, 4 KOs) defends against once-beaten Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KOs).

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by About Billions Promotions, are priced at $30, $50, $75, $100 and $200, and are on sale Friday, December 23. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Unbeaten IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter (18-0, 14 KOs) will return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio to defend his title against Luis Cruz (22-4-1, 16 KOs) on February 10. In the co-feature, WBA bantamweight champion Rau’shee Warren (14-1, 4 KOs) defends against Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KOs).


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Report: Spadafora in trouble again

Former IBF lightweight world champion Paul Spadafora was tasered and arrested by police on Wednesday evening according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The 41-year-old “Pittsburg Kid” allegedly came home high and stabbed his brother in the thigh. When police were summoned, tasers were required to subdue him. Reportedly Spadafora threatened to kill the arresting officers, tried to push one down a flight of stairs and was forced to wear a mask to stop him from spitting. Full details…

Former IBF lightweight world champion Paul Spadafora was tasered and arrested by police on Wednesday evening according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The 41-year-old “Pittsburg Kid” allegedly came home high and stabbed his brother in the thigh!


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“Cornflake” LaManna returns Jan 28

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (21-2, 9 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight-round junior middleweight bout on January 28th at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The bout will headline a card promoted by Rising Promotions. The 25-year-old is coming off a defeat to undefeated Dusty Hernandez Harrison in September. LaManna is moving back up to the 154 pound division where LaManna is undefeated (7-0 between 148-154 pounds) in the division for which he turned professional in 2011. His opponent is TBA.

In the six-round-co feature, light heavyweight Chuck Mussachio (19-3-2, 5 KOs) will fight Michael Mitchell (3-7-2, 1 KO).

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (21-2, 9 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight-round junior middleweight bout on January 28th …


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New Faces: Carlos Adames

By Robert Coster

In less than 15 months since turning pro, Dominican welterweight Carlos Adames (10-0, 9 KOs) has won two regional titles and with just ten pro fights is ranked 8th by the WBA. The 22-year-old is becoming a sensation in his native country, being labeled “a destructor” because of his lethal punching power.

Carlos Adames
Photo: Martin Avila Maria

Carlos turned pro in New York in 2015 with a four round decision victory. Since then, however, no boxer has gone more than five rounds with this merciless young banger. After winning three fights in the USA, Adames met Dominican businessman and boxing lover Jorge Luis Herasme who was enthralled by what he saw. (more…)

By Robert Coster In less than 15 months since turning pro, Dominican welterweight Carlos Adames (10-0, 9 KOs) has won …


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Ortiz or Pulev: Who’s next for Joshua-Klitschko winner?

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will fight Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 in front of 80,000+ at London’s Wembley Stadium. The but will also be for the vacant WBA “super” heavyweight title.

Over the weekend, WBA President Gilberto J. Mendoza told Fightnews.com® that the WBA wants the winner of the fight to face WBA #1 Luis Ortiz.

Now, according to a tweet by Team Sauerland, the IBF wants the Joshua-Klitschko winner to face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in the next fight (no fights in between permitted).

Stay tuned…

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will fight Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 in front of 80,000+ at London’s Wembley Stadium. …


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Kabayel-Wach clash for Euro heavyweight title

Unbeaten German heavyweight Agit Kabayel (15-0, 12 KOs) will clash with 6’7 Mariusz “The Viking” Wach (32-2, 17 KOs) of Poland on February 4 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. The vacant European heavyweight championship will be on the line. Wach’s only two losses have been to Wladimir Klitschko (in a heavyweight title fight) and Alexander Povetkin. Kabayel’s best win was a KO over previously unbeaten Christian Lewandowski, who is also 6’7. The card is promoted by SES Boxing.

Unbeaten German heavyweight Agit Kabayel (15-0, 12 KOs) will clash with 6’7 Mariusz “The Viking” Wach (32-2, 17 KOs) of …


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“Churritos” Hernandez will travel to Thailand for WBC title joust

Mexican boxer Juan “Churritos” Hernández is already aiming for the WBC World Boxing Council flyweight championship, which is currently vacant, versus Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai on March 4 in Thailand. Hernandez, who is originally from Cuahitlan, Veracruz and is represented by Promociones del Pueblo, will face a dangerous undefeated Thai warrior with 36 professional matches and 27 KOs. “Churritos” has meticulously studied his rival, helped in this homework by Jorge Barrera and former world champion Isaac “El Tortas” Bustos.

“I am very happy with this news, I feel great, we have studied this fighter very carefully via Social Networks and YouTube. I know it won’t be easy, because my rival will be at home and with the full support of his people, but we will fight with everything we have.” Hernandez, who currently resides in Mexico City and is ranked number 2 in the flyweight division, has great chances to return with the championship that was vacated By Nicaraguan Roman “Chocolatito” González, after defeating the Mexican Carlos “Principe” Cuadras in the super flyweight division.

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