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Saunders beats Akavov in ‘terrible’ performance

Saunders beats Akavov in 'terrible' performance

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #10 ...

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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center ...

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Haye and Bellew pulled apart at fiery press conference

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Boxing News

Aussie great Troy Waters fighting leukemia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian boxing great Troy Waters was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and has had massive doses of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from brother Dean and now the cancer is currently in remission. Troy talks to Fightnews.com about his battle with leukemia and also his biggest fights, which include world title challenges against Gianfranco Rosi in 1989, Terry Norris in 1993 and Simon Brown in 1994. Waters dropped Norris in round two of their bout and it received the award for “Round of the Year.” Troy also talks about his bout with former WBC welterweight champion Jorge Vaca and boxing legend Felix Trinidad in Madison Square Garden.



May 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

DeGale-Media/Jack-Bute wrap-up

By Julian Burgower

Saturday night’s world championship doubleheader created some unexpected performances and opened the door for the future of the super-middleweight division. Not only in the possibility of a WCB/IBF unification bout but also solidifying the standing of the two fighters on the losing end of the score sheets.

The post-fight press conference commenced deep in the belly of the Washington DC Armory and lasted into the wee hours of the morning with all four warriors making appearances at different times during the proceedings.

First to arrive was tough Mexican challenger Rogelio “Porky” Medina, who surprised IBF champion James “Chunky” DeGale with an onslaught of action not expected from a challenger with six defeats already on his record and the number three ranking in his respective sanctioning body. (more…)



May 2nd, 2016


Boxing News

Waseem headlines in Singapore

Former Pakistani amateur standout Muhammad Waseem (3-0, 3 KOs) headlines July 17th at the Pavillion, Far East Square in Singapore. His opponent will be former world title challenger Jether Oliva (23-5-2, 11 KOs) of the Philippines. The show will be promoted by Andy Kim (AK Promotions) & Alexander Shah (Cartel Promotions). The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant WBC Asia Continental flyweight title on the line. (more…)



May 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Amir Khan “fancies his chances” against Conor McGregor in MMA bout

James DeGale and Badou Jack poised for London fight

Anthony Crolla talks about how he can become the world’s best lightweight

Jamie Conlan becomes Commonwealth champion



May 2nd, 2016


UFC

Outstanding action on tap for can’t-miss May

If you’re a UFC fan, give matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby a round of applause right now because May is one of those months where The 10 could quite easily be The 20 and it’s thanks to the efforts of those two men . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Moreno beats Suriyan, sets up Yamanaka rematch

Former world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (36-4-1, 12 KOs) outpointed Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (46-7-1, 23 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday night at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama. Crafty southpaw Moreno dropped Suriyan in round two en route to a 117-110, 117-110, 116-111 verdict. Moreno won the WBC silver belt, and more importantly is now mandatory challenger for WBC champion Shinsuke Yamanaka, to whom he lost a split decision last September.

In the co-feature, super lightweight Brian Zarza (13-1-2, 7 KOs) scored a third round TKO over WBA #10 rated Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera (22-3-2, 14 KOs) in a clash for the WBA Fedelatin title. Zarza dropped Mosquera in round one. In the third round, Mosquera said he couldn’t continue citing a shoulder injury.



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Della Rosa-Attou battle to draw

By Marco Bratusch

A majority draw left the 154lb European Union title still vacant in Fiumicino (Rome), where local favorite Emanuele Della Rosa (36-2-1, 10 KOs) battled with French opponent Zakaria Attou (22-6-2, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds. The fight was not technically pleasing yet it was fairly balanced and tactically fought by the two fighters from start to finish except for the thrilling last round. (more…)



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Tyson Fury: This is going to be my last fight

Sounds like WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury isn’t much enjoying his world title reign. “I’m so sick of it,” Fury told IFL TV’s Kugan Cassius. “I’ve got no motivation to carry it on…basically I’m just doing this next fight to get the equity. I won’t be boxing again. I’m going to go home after the fight, I’m never going back to the gym again. Look how fat my dad is. Look how fat all my brothers are. And that’s how I’m gonna be after this next fight!”



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Berto, Ortiz postfight comments

By Miguel Maravilla

Shortly after Andre Berto gained his revenge over “Vicious” Victor Ortiz with a stunning fourth-round knockout in a rematch of their 2011 “Fight of the Year,” the two fighters spoke to the press.

Andre Berto: It was a tremendous camp. I wanted to push him to the limit whatever the case was. I felt it was something I had to come back and get. The crazy thing is I didn’t see the punch because the sun was in my eyes. I knew I was gonna catch him sooner or later…I need that Danny Garcia fight. I want that WBC title back. I guess I got his impression since he was at ringside.

Victor Ortiz: I am not one to make excuses. I put in my work, we were doing fine, I didn’t see the uppercut and it was over. I was buzzing when I stood up. What can you do? I saw a more dangerous Berto 5 years ago, but he carries ammo. He was going to war, I was going to war. This fight was more brutal. His style and my style clashed…It would be nice to see a third fight. I don’t see why not.



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Mayweather: If I were to come back, it’d have to be for a 9-figure payday

Floyd Mayweather talks retirement and state of boxing with Showtime’s Jim Gray. Floyd stated he’s looking for a $100 million-plus purse and seems open to facing WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia. He ruled out a showdown with GGG and didn’t seem interested in facing the Thurman-Porter winner.



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Jack and DeGale Set for Fall Unification

Badou Jack retained his WBC Super Middleweight title in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute Saturday on Showtime, setting up a fall unification with IBF champion James DeGale, who defended his IBF crown against Rogelio Medina in the opening bout at the DC Armory.

“Let’s unify the decision and see who the best is,” DeGale said to Jack in a post-fight interview moderated by Showtime Sports reporter Jim Gray.

“I’m ready in September, ready in August,” responded Jack. “I’m ready whenever. Let’s do it where it makes the most sense financially.”



May 1st, 2016

UFC

Nelson vs. Lewis set for July 7

Heavyweight knockout artists Roy Nelson and Derrick Lewis called for a bout against each other, and on Thursday, July 7, they get their wish, as they meet in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Results from St. George, Utah

Photo: Chris Farina/Victory Boxing Promotions

Photo: Chris Farina/Victory Boxing Promotions


Debuting heavyweight Pano Tiatia won a four round unanimous decision over 320lb John Orr (1-7, 0 KOs) headlining the inaugural card of Victory Boxing Promotions at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah. Scores were 40-36 across the board. Local hero Tiatia was a four-time national amateur champion. He is managed by Cameron Dunkin and promoted by Victory Boxing headed by Chris Middendorf.

In other action, unbeaten welterweight Carlos Sanchez (7-0, 7 KOs) knocked out Rashawn McCain (3-6-1, 0 KOs) in the first round and debuting jr welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis stopped Corey Muldrew (1-10, 0 KOs) in the first round.



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (21-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round draw against former longtime IBF titlist Lucian Bute (32-4, 25 KOs) on Saturday night before 4,135 at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. The judges scored the fight 117-111 to Jack while the remaining two judges saw it 114-114. Bute may feel lucky to have earned a draw as he started strong but slowed down towards the later rounds. To his credit, Jack also failed to capitalize on close rounds by being too cautious in his approach. (more…)



May 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Campa stops Alfaro to remain unbeaten

Photo: Zanfer

Photo: Zanfer


Unbeaten super lightweight Pedro “La Roca” Campa (21-0, 17 KOs) was victorious when Jose “Quiebra Jicara” Alfaro (28-10-1, 24 KOs) didn’t come out for round five on Saturday night at the Malecon Turistico in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Campa is considered by many to be future world champion material.

WBA female minimumweight champion Anabel “La Avispa” Ortiz (20-3, 3 KOs) retained her title with a ten round unanimous decision over Katty Gutierrez (20-7, 4 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92.



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside
Photos: Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

IBF super middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title against Rogelio “Porky” Medina (36-7, 30 KOs) at the DC Armory in Washington DC in a tough, grueling slugfest. Both fighters traded heavy shots throughout the fight and let the judges decide the fight, awarding it to DeGale by 115-113, 117-111 and 117-111.

DeGale started cautiously as Medina started the first round looking to make a statement that he isn’t here for the payday and would put up a fight. DeGale looked sharp as he was able to deal with Medina’s pressure and counter punch with precision. The second round saw both fighters exchange beautiful combinations, DeGale targeting the body whereas Medina successfully pinned DeGale against the ropes and hurled his own combos to the body.

The third and fourth rounds proved equally entertaining with both fighters enjoying success in tagging their opponent clean and drawing “oohs” from the crowd. The toe-to-toe action continued into the fifth and sixth rounds where both fighters landed flush uppercuts and hooks that momentarily stunned their opponent.

Both fighters again provided solid action from the mid to late rounds with DeGale starting to show signs of fatigue in the eighth round. As the fight drew to a close, DeGale began losing close rounds to Medina and stayed on the ropes longer than he had to which gave Medina a chance to unload his inside hooks against a visibly marked up DeGale. photos



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

By Miguel Maravilla and Byron Spurlock at ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions

In a rematch of their 2011 classic, welterweight Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) got his revenge against Victor Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KOs) with a fourth round knockout on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson California. Ortiz was cut on the hairline in the first round by a head clash. Ortiz dropped Berto with a straight left hand in round two. Berto knocked down Ortiz in round four with a right uppercut, then floored him again with his follow up barrage to end it.

Ortiz won a unanimous decision in a knockdown-filled war to dethrone then-world champion Berto in their first fight.

In a clash of light heavyweight contenders, Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) scored a sensational second round KO over Edwin Rodriguez (28-2, 19 KOs). A left hook by Williams Jr. spectacularly sent Rodriguez to the canvas to end it. Time was 2:59. The bout was an exciting toe-to-toe slugfest with both fighters taking turns rocking each other. Great fight!

Unbeaten featherweight Jorge Lara 28-0-2, 20 KOs) annihilated former multiple division world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel (54-6-2, 39 KOs) in the first round. Lara dropped Montiel four times in the first round. Time was 1:37. (more…)



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Washington, DC

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside

Middleweight Chris Pearson (17-1, 11 KOs) dominated in his fight against Joshua Okine (22-6, 15 KOs)), beating Okine to the punch in the early half of the fight but slowing down towards the end, giving Okine a chance to get back into the bout. Pearson eventually won a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the fight 99-92 to him. Okine may feel hard done by but will have to look back at the tape and see that he started too slow in the fight and cost him early rounds.

Mayweather Promotions super lightweight Sharif Bogere (28-1, 19 KOs) put in a convincing and one-sided performance against Samuel Akoako (17-10, 14 KOs) over 10 rounds. Bogere used his speed and agility to get inside and work his combination hooks to the body, slowing down Amoako and building on his dominance as the rounds progressed. Amaoako was content to see out the fight, fighting defensively and happy to keep a high guard that frustrated Bogere throughout the bout. All three judges scored it 100-90 in favor of Bogere. (more…)



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBO Intercontinental title and WBA Continental titles with an eleventh round TKO over previously unbeaten Denis Liebau (19-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Jahrhunderthalle in Spergau, Germany. Slick boxer Boesel schooled former kickboxer Liebau for ten rounds, then dropped him three times in round eleven to end it. Time was 2:37. After the fight, Boesel proclaimed himself ready to face world champion Sergey Kovalev.

German welterweight champion Felix Lamm (12-1-1, 5 KOs) won by tenth round referee’s stoppage against Philipp “Panzer” Schuster (22-3-2, 15 KOs) in a grudge rematch. Lamm outboxed Schuster the entire way. Referee Frank-Michael Maaß waved it off after a barrage of punches by Lamm with just over one minute left in the fight. Schuster not happy about the stoppage. They battled to a draw last September.

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April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Fury beats Kasi by technical decision

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) scored an uneventful seven round technical decision over “Big” Fred Kassi (18-4-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO Intercontinental title on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. At 6’6, the 21-year-old cousin of WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was able to keep the much shorter “Big Fred” at bay with his jab. Kasi tried to up the pressure with little success. Fury was cut over the left eye after a round six head clash. In round seven, referee Terry O’Connor called in the ring doctor to look at Fury’s cut and the bout was sent to the scorecards. Scores were 69-66, 70-64, 69-65.



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Indonesian Updates: Monabesa, Zoda Victorious

By Jeff Pamungkas

Indonesian light flyweight prospect Tibo Monabesa (13-0-1, 6 KOs) impressively won by KO in round six over Thailand’s former world contender Kaichon Sor Vorapin (25-15, 9 KOs) in his international debut on Saturday at Damyati Sports Hall in Tangerang City, Indonesia. Monabesa landed a hook to his opponent’s chin, followed with a strong left uppercut to Vorapin’s right rib which put the Thai on the canvas for the full ten count. Vorapin showed a bruise on his ribs as the evidence of how strong Monabesa’s punch was. Tibo’s manager and the promoter of the event, Armin Tan, said he has planned a higher level of international competition for Monabesa, with a world title fight as the final goal. (more…)



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Mijares-Gutierrez clash June 4

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated featherweight prospect Andres “Jaguar” Gutierrez (34-0-1, 24 KOs) will meet former world champion Christian “Diamante” Mijares (53-8-2, 26 KOs) for the WBC silver title on June 4 at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico topping an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and Cancun Boxing. “I’m ready for this test and I’m confident of an impressive win leading to a world title opportunity. It’s a big fight against a recognized opponent, but I’m at my best moment,” said Gutierrez.



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

WBC Francophone ratings as of May 2016

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Championships scheduled for June:
June 17, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Voluntary defence middleweight
Patrice Sou Toke (Burkina Faso) vs TBA
June 25, Ninove (Belgium)
Vacant lightheavyweight
Bilal Laggoune (Belgium) vs Hakim Chioui (France)

The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Corrales gets hero’s welcome in Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: PanDeportes

Local hero and newly crowned WBA super featherweight world champion Jezreel Corrales arrives Friday afternoon to his homeland Panama and was received by fans, friends, family, the national guard, Roberto Arango (National Sports Manager of PanDeportes) and Promociones del Istmo staff. Corrales became a national hero with his spectacular KO victory over previously undefeated longtime world champion Takashi Uchiyama last Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

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April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Dunn still unbeaten, demolishes Sherrington

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten WBC #10 super middleweight Zac Dunn (21-0, 17 KOs) kept his untarnished record and WBC International silver belt on Saturday night with a xx over Les Sherrington (35-9, 19 KOs). The bout took place at the Melbourne Pavilion in Dunn’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Dunn dropped Sherrington with a vicious body shot in round two, and put him down twice more in round three to end it. Time was 1:52.



April 30th, 2016

UFC

After finding self, Perez helps others in retirement

It’s about living your life how you want to live it.

Last August in Saskatoon, a 54-second knockout of veteran Sam Stout by a young and fairly unknown lightweight prospect named Frankie Perez culminated with an impromptu retirement inside the Octagon . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Han dominates Silgado in El Paso

By David Finger at ringside

If there was any question in anyone’s mind what the city of El Paso thought about their first world champion, it was put to rest last night. 4,312 fans came out in full force to support the local girl’s first title defense. It would be the largest boxing crowd in El Paso since the Showtime televised Julio Cesar Chavez-Marcos Reyes fight last year, but unlike with Chavez’s performance against Reyes, not a single one of those fans were disappointed with the performance of the headliner as Jennifer Han put forth what may very well be her most impressive performance as a professional. Han, 125.4, dominated the #6 ranked Calixta Silgado, 123.8, of Colombia over ten rounds using superior footwork and a lightning fast jab to frustrate Silgado. When all was said and done Han had not only won the fight, but she would win every single round as she scored the 100-90 decision on all three judges’ scorecards. (more…)



April 30th, 2016

Boxing News

Dirrell Brothers both victorious

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Daryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

The boxing Dirrell Brothers from Flint, Michigan, both scored wins on Friday night at the Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (29-1-1, 23 KOs) quickly demolished Caleb “Golden” Truax (26-3-2, 16 KOs) in round one. Dirrell dropped Truax with a barrage of punches, then floored him again with his follow up barrage and the bout was waved off. Time was 1:49.

In a clash of former world title challengers, Andre “The Ressurected” Dirrell (25-2, 16 KOs) mostly dominated Blake Caparello (22-2-1, 6 KOs) over ten rounds. Caparello’s best round was round two when he dropped Dirrell. Dirrell responded by punishing Caparello on the ropes for most of round three. He then outboxed Caparello for the rest of the fight. Scores were 98-91 on all three cards.

This event marked the ninth time the Dirrell Brothers have competed on the same card as professionals, last doing so on March 28, 2009.

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April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Orlando Salido Statement on Vargas Positive Test

Two-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido who is training in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico for his June 4 showdown with Francisco “Bandido” Vargas, had this to say about Vargas’ positive doping exam that VADA reported.

“It’s Francisco Vargas’ problem to deal with and if there was some kind on negligence by his team then is on him. I am not going to be distracted by this issue. I will continue to prepare myself as best that I can for this fight and will be ready on June 4 to home the WBC Super Featherweight belt,” said Salido from his training camp.

“There is a commission and a boxing organization to address this type of thing and I will leave it to them to decided what to do with this result. I know they will do right thing and if they determined that the fight can go on, I will be more then ready to get in the ring and give the fans a fight they will remember for a long time,” added Salido. (more…)



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Guzman stops Rosas in IBF 122lb eliminator

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Daryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

In an IBF super bantamweight eliminator, unbeaten IBF #7 rated KO artist Jonathan “Salomon King” Guzman (21-0, 21 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over rugged #14 ranked Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas (20-3-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The powerful Guzman teed off on Rosas in round three, but Rosas absorbed the shots, then neutralized Guzman in round four with relentless pressure. Guzman then staggered Rosas, then dropped him at the end of round five. Rosas took more big shots in round six, but showed great heart in staying in there. Guzman was credited with another knockdown at the end of round eight. The fight was stopped after the round. Guzman will now face Shingo Wake for the IBF 122lb title vacated by Carl Frampton.

Also on the card, unbeaten super lightweight Eddie Ramirez (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round TKO over veteran Osumanu Akaba (32-10-1, 25 KOs)

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April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Shumenov protests Dorticos-Kalenga WBA title fight

WBA interim cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) is disputing the WBA’s decision to sanction a WBA “regular” cruiserweight world championship fight on May 20 in Paris between WBA #2 Yunier Dorticos and #3 Youri Kalenga. Last July, Shumenov defeated B.J. Flores by way of a 12-round unanimous decision to become the mandatory challenger for WBA “regular” cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev, who was later elevated to “Super” champion.

The WBA granted Lebedev an extension in terms of his due mandatory defense because of the Russian’s unification fight May 21 in Moscow against IBF title-holder Victor Emelio Ramirez.

“I’m very disappointed the WBA is sanctioning Dorticos-Kalenga for its ‘regular’ cruiserweight title, when I am the #1 ranked and current WBA interim champion,” Shumenov said. “I repeatedly informed the WBA through emails, texts and verbally that I was ready to fight back in January. I preferred to fight Lebedev but I was willing to fight Dorticos or anybody else in the top 15. (more…)



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Bauwens defeats Karaxha; Yengoyan, Danyo, Nikarkhoev, Aboul score wins.

Jean Pierre Bauwens Jnr unanimously defeated Meriton Karaxha over 8 exciting rounds tonight in front of over 4500 at the sold out Topsporthal Vlaanderen in Ghent, Belgium. Karaxha started the best winning the opening round but Bauwens took over in the 2nd and 3rd. Karaxha came back into the fight in the 4th which was a very close one. Karaxha seemed to tire and Bauwens took the 5th and 6th round. It was a fierce battle in the last two rounds and it looked much closer the the 78-74, 78-74 and 79-73. At least the scores did not reflect how close Karaxha made it.

Sasha Yengoyan, who became father the night before, showed again his punching power dropping Artem Karpets with the first punch of the fight. However Karpets got to his feet and in the next couple of rounds exposed the lack of technique of Yengoyan catching him a few times. The wild swinging Bestia del Este showed again his feared punching power dropping the visitor again in the 4th round. Karpets was cut from the 2nd round on at the left eye and his corner pulled their man out before the start of round 5.

Ismail Abdoul ended his career with a large points decision dropping Janne Forsman near the end of the 4th. It was a very emotional last fight for Abdoul who asked his long-time girlfriend to marry in the center of the ring.

Timour Nikarkhoev made some new fans with an impressive display against unbeaten Marc De Bonte. Nikarkhoev, the current WBC Youth 168lbs champion, dominated the bout and dropped De Bonte in round 5 with a tremendous left to the body for the full count. The fight was made at lightheavy as nobody wants to fight Timour at 168lbs…

An uninspired Stephen Danyo took the safe route to outpoint Tamaz Avdiev over 6 rounds.

Elfi Philiips decisioned French Bilitis Gaucher over 6×2.

Claude Van den Heede promoted the event.



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Buthelezi retains IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Gideon Buthelezi was in outstanding form as he outboxed Diego Luis Pichardo Liriano from the Dominican Republic over 12 rounds to retain the IBO super flyweight belt at the Ngoako Ramatlhodi Sports Complex in Seshego, Polokwane on Friday night. In a battle of southpaws Buthelezi (51.98kg) took command from the opening bell to score with stinging rights and lefts to the head throughout and I battled to find a round in favour of Liriano (51.56kg) who fights out of Argentina. Judge Pete Podgoroski scored it 120-108 and judges Reginald Thompson and Andile Matika handed in cards of 119-109 and 118-111. (more…)



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Frampton-Santa Cruz clash July 30 in Brooklyn

Undefeated world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton has relinquished his IBF World super bantamweight belt ahead of his WBA super world featherweight title challenge against fellow undefeated champion Leo Santa Cruz on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In order for Frampton to pursue two-weight world title glory against Santa Cruz this summer, the Northern Irishman vacated his coveted IBF super bantamweight crown due to mandatory obligations. He previously vacated the WBA version of the belt for the same reason. According to Team Frampton, the Santa Cruz fight at featherweight made the most financial sense. The IBF’s 122lb mandatory challenger is Shingo Wake. The WBA had mandated a fight between Frampton and Guillermo Rigondeaux.



April 29th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Pedro Campa 140 vs. José Alfaro 140
Anabel Ortíz 105 vs. Katty Gutiérrez 105
Adrián Young 132 vs. Edgar Ramírez 132
Enrique Tinoco 130 vs. Jesús Quijada 130
Jaime Munguía 147 vs. Elliot Cano 147
Eduardo Ramírez 126 vs. Saúl Corral 128
Julio Luna 135 vs. Cristhian Sánchez 135

Venue: Malecón Turístico, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca, Azteca América, Bein Sports

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