Wrap up: Valdez defeats Marriaga

Wrap up: Valdez defeats Marriaga

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

In a clash of featherweight contenders, WBO #3 Miguel Marriaga (24-1, 20 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over #14 rated Guy Robb (18-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night’s “Rural Rumble” at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada. Marriaga connected with a series of right hands, finally dropping Robb in round six. Referee Russell Mora waved in off at 2:06. Former world title challenger Marriaga claimed the vacant North American Boxing Organization (NABO) featherweight title. Robb had his eleven-fight win streak snapped.

WBO #3 lightweight Jose Felix Jr. (34-1-1, 26 KOs) scored a punishing sixth round TKO over game journeyman “Red Hot” Rob Frankel (34-17-1, 7 KOs). A barrage of shots finished Frankel at 2:23 of round six.

Unbeaten featherweight prospect Jose ‘El Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (5-0-1, 2 KOs) outpointed Gelacio Cruz (2-4-2, 1 KO) in a four-round fight. Scores were 40-36 across the board.

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By Karl Freitag Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a clash of featherweight contenders, WBO #3 Miguel Marriaga (24-1, …


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WFC 57 Results: Salka defeats Savi

World Fighting Championships delivered yet another night of exciting, well-matched boxing matches in front of a sold-out crowd at Pittsburgh’s Meadows Racetrack & Casino, culminating in a unanimous decision win for “Lightening” Rod Salka (23-4, 4 KOs), who faced a very game late sub Justin Savi (28-6-2, 18 KOs) in an eight round bout at lightweight. Scores were 80-70 on all three cards.

In what was widely considered fight of the night, Amonte Eberhardt knocked out Curtis Morton in the 6th round of their co-main event bout. (more…)

World Fighting Championships delivered yet another night of exciting, well-matched boxing matches in front of a sold-out crowd at Pittsburgh’s …



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Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Andy Samuelson – Premier Boxing Champions

In a bloody super middleweight slugfest, Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (34-8, 22 KOs) outscored Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-6, 20 KOs) over ten rounds to win a 98-92, 97-93, 97-93 unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Angulo and Hernandez began at a fast pace with Hernandez keeping his distance jabbing the aggressive Angulo and following up with straight punches. The taller Hernandez began to give Angulo fits as he let his long arms loose on Angulo. In round five Angulo began closing in landing big punches as Hernandez was cut on the left eye. In round six, Hernandez continued to let his hands loose on the aggressor Angulo. Continuing to gush blood from the left eye late in the fight, the Mexico City fighter kept his distance and boxed Angulo who kept coming. Hernandez stood his ground against the power punching Angulo late in the fight despite being cut and bleeding from his eye as Hernandez finished strong.

Unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian jr middleweight Terrell Gausha (19-0, 9 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a majority decision over Steve Martinez (16-3, 13 KOs). Off to a slow start, Gausha jabbed and countered the aggressive Martinez in the early rounds. Martinez began to dig to the body in round three as Gausha stayed close. Referee Jack Reiss warned Martinez to keep his punches up in round five as he continued to pound away to Gausha’s body. Halfway through in round six Gausha jabbed and let his hands loose but Martinez kept coming at him going to the body following up to the head. Countering effectively in round seven Gausha mixed in the jab as he neutralized Martinez’s aggressiveness. Gausha began to pull away as he let loose firing combinations late in the fight on the fading Martinez in route the decision win. In the end, the judges scored the bout 97-93, 97-93, and 95-95. (more…)

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Andy Samuelson – Premier Boxing Champions In a bloody super middleweight …


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Finally! Kovalev vs. Ward is official

Tickets for the most anticipated fight of the year go on sale to the public on Friday, Sept. 2 at 11:00 a.m. PT. The Saturday, Nov. 19 showdown between WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and Two-Time World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Tickets start at $55 and are available on axs.com and the T-Mobile Arena box office.

Kovalev vs. Ward “Pound for Pound” is presented by Main Events, Roc Nation Sports, Krusher Promotions and Andre Ward Promotions and sponsored by the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Tickets for the most anticipated fight of the year go on sale to the public on Friday, Sept. 2 at …




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Avni Yildirim dominates Pryor Jr., faces Schiller Hyppolite next

Unbeaten WBC #4 rated super middleweight contender Avni Yildirim (13-0, 8 KOs) clearly dominated US veteran Aaron Pryor Jr. (19-10-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at Huxley’s in Berlin, Germany. Yildirim pressed the action and landed lots of hard shots while Pryor jr. was in survival mode and somehow made it to the final bell. After the lopsided ten-round decision win (100-90 on two cards, 99-91 on the third) the 25-year-old Turk will go on to face WBC #7 Schiller Hyppolite next. The 30-year-old “Batman” from Montreal, Canada has only lost one of his 22 pro fights so far. Date and place haven’t been confirmed but most probably it will take place end of October in Germany.

“The contracts are signed but I am waiting for my TV partners to confirm the date”, says promoter Ahmet Oner. “I don’t like to plan too far ahead but I made the deal with Schiller before the Pryor bout because I was sure that Avni would win. Avni vs. Schiller is a major fight. Two top ten contenders trying to get in line for a world title shot. Those are the fights people want to see. I am sure that it will be a war. Avni proved against Pryor that he can go ten rounds at a very high pace. Of course, I wanted to see the KO but maybe it was good for him to go the distance. Avni is still a young guy. He is learning fast and developing very well.” (more…)

Unbeaten WBC #4 rated super middleweight contender Avni Yildirim (13-0, 8 KOs) clearly dominated US veteran Aaron Pryor Jr. (19-10-2, …


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Dogboe shines in Ghana title test

By David Finger

Well boxing fans, it’s official. Ghana is back, and it is back with a vengeance. Undefeated WBO Africa Featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe successfully defended his title while adding the WBO Oriental Featherweight title and the WBC Youth Featherweight title with a gritty 12-round unanimous decision over WBO #15 ranked contender Neil John Tabanao Friday night at the Police Officer’s Social and Fitness Centre in Accra, Ghana in front of a packed house. For Dogboe it was his first major test against a world class contender and the popular local boxer passed with flying colors. (more…)

By David Finger Well boxing fans, it’s official. Ghana is back, and it is back with a vengeance. Undefeated WBO …


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Santiago wins before sellout Sugarhouse crowd

Ringside Results by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philadelphia junior welterweight Milton Santiago, 15-0, 3 KOs, defeated Ken Alvarez of Puerto Rico, 7-5-2, 3 KOs, by 8-round unanimous decision in the main event at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. This was the first-ever boxing event at the venue, and a standing room only crowd of about 1,300 came out to support the 10-bout show, which was promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions.

In the 6-round co-feature, Puerto Rican featherweight Luis Lebron, 7-0, 3 KOs, settled for a split decision draw against Tyrone Luckey of New Jersey, 8-7-2, 6 KOs. (more…)

Ringside Results by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Philadelphia junior welterweight Milton Santiago, 15-0, 3 KOs, defeated Ken Alvarez of Puerto …


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Roman, Mitchell win decisions

NABA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Enrique Quevedo (16-8-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Omega Products Events Center in Corona, California. Scores were 100-90, 97-93, 97-94 for Roman.

In the co-feature, unbeaten heavyweight LaRon Mitchell (14-0, 13 KOs) went the distance for the first time, defeating Mario Heredia (14-5, 12 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 77-74, 77-74 and 76-75 for Mitchell.

NABA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Enrique Quevedo (16-8-1, 10 …



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Weights from Pittsburgh

Rod Salka 136 vs. Justin Savi 133.8
Curtis Morton 146.6 vs. Amonte Eberhardt 147.8
Jenna Thompson 144.4 vs. Shianne Gist 143.3
Rick Morais 164 vs. Dan Karpency 158
Carlos Castillo 134.8 vs. Devin Haney 135.1
Deandre Ware 168.8 vs. Josh Fisher 167.8
Hakeem Atkinson 151.2 vs. Gerald Sherrell 163.1
Roque Zapata 150.1 vs. Mark Dawson 150.1

Venue: Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Pittsburgh, PA
Promoter: World Fighting Championships
Tickets start at $25

Rod Salka 136 vs. Justin Savi 133.8 Curtis Morton 146.6 vs. Amonte Eberhardt 147.8 Jenna Thompson 144.4 vs. Shianne Gist …


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Weights from Detroit

By Bradley Snyder/The Undercard

Muheeb Fazeldin 126.9 vs. Antoney Napunyi 126.2
Winford Harris 161.8 vs. Brandon Priest 164
Craig Lewis 244.8 vs. Jamal Woods ?
John Chalbeck 155 vs. Jeremy Czarnecki 157.5
Alexis Hlores 166 vs. Delvery Wolford 162
Brian Jackson 178 vs. Marcus Maulding 184
Gino Jones 129.8 vs. John Amerson 132.6
Waseem El-sinawi 152 vs. Dean Walsh 152.5
Jovan Blakely 202 vs. Robert Sims ?
Andrea Holmes155.2 vs. Rakim Johnson 155.8

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By Bradley Snyder/The Undercard Muheeb Fazeldin 126.9 vs. Antoney Napunyi 126.2 Winford Harris 161.8 vs. Brandon Priest 164 Craig Lewis …


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Jose Felix Jr targets WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

After he weighed in today WBO #3 lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. of Los Mochis, Mexico said he will ask Top Rank to next make a fight with WBO champion Terry Flanagan. “I’ve got to take care of Rob Frankel first – and he has a complicated style, the way he blocks shots and stuff – but after I win let’s do a fight with Flanagan. I will fight Flanagan in His House, overseas. It doesn’t matter where. Let’s get it done.”

Felix, 33-1-1, 25 KOs, was born and raised in Los Mochis, Mexico. He trained weeks in Los Mochis to get ready for Frankel, a rugged 34-16-7, 7 KO fighter from Denver. The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in an outdoor arena and will open Top Rank’s televised card on Solo Boxeo Unimas here Saturday night at the Churchhill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada.

Felix weighed 137.6 pounds Friday, as did Frankel. (more…)

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank After he weighed in today WBO #3 lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. of Los Mochis, Mexico …


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New opponent for Rod Salka

“Lightening” Rod Salka goes into today’s WFC 57 weigh-in preparing for a new foe in Justin Savi (28-6-2, 18KO) at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino tomorrow evening. His original opponent for the eight round, main event bout was Wilberth Lopez, who is unable to compete due to a medical issue. Savi is no stranger to coming in at the 11th hour, and did so to face Jhonny Gonzalez earlier this year. The 31 year old, former WBC Silver Featherweight Champion steps into the ring with with 36 bouts and 15 years’ experience as a professional boxer under his belt, and makes for a formidable opponent for Salka.

Salka was unfazed by the change. “The stakes haven’t changed. This opponent has been in with better opposition, but I’ve prepared and I’m ready. It’s not going to make a difference the outcome of the fight.” (more…)

“Lightening” Rod Salka goes into today’s WFC 57 weigh-in preparing for a new foe in Justin Savi (28-6-2, 18KO) at …



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UniMas Weights from Fallon, Nevada

Photos: Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Miguel Marriaga 126 vs. Guy Robb 126
(WBO NABO featherweight title)

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jose Felix Jr 137.6 vs. Robert Frankel 137.6
Oscar Vasquez 109.6 vs. Janiel Rivera 108
Jose Gonzalez 123.6 vs. Gelacio Cruz 122.6
Gelacio Cruz 122.6 vs. Jose Gonzalez 123.6

Venue: Churchill County Fairgrounds, Fallon, Nevada
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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Photos: Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Miguel Marriaga 126 vs. Guy Robb 126 (WBO NABO featherweight title) Jose Felix Jr 137.6 …


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Weights from Bayonne, New Jersey

Alex Perez 146.2 vs. Juan Rodriguez 145.2
Tyrell Wright 242.2 vs. Nicholas Thompson 271.6
Magdiel Cotto 162 vs. Jermaine Corley 164
Egor Plevako 228.2 vs. Kenny Cruz 241.6
Caleb Hernandez 145.6 vs. Lamont White 141
Leon Johnson 199 vs. Alando Pugh 235
John Bauza 138 vs. Jose Carmona 138
Luis Perozo 129 vs. Christian Foster 130

Venue: BCB Pavilion in Bayonne, New Jersey
Promoter: LGM Promotions
Tickets: start at $40

Alex Perez 146.2 vs. Juan Rodriguez 145.2 Tyrell Wright 242.2 vs. Nicholas Thompson 271.6 Magdiel Cotto 162 vs. Jermaine Corley …


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Guerrero-Peralta Weights from Anaheim

Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero 146.8 vs. David Peralta 147
Alfredo “Perro” Angulo 164.8 vs. Freddy “Riel” Hernandez 163
Terrell Gausha 155 vs. Steven Martinez 154.6

Photo: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions

Stephan Shaw 258 vs. Jonathan Rice 266
Luis Bello 139.8 vs. Omar Reyes 140.6
Victor Morales Jr. 125 vs. Erick Lainez 125.4
Abram Martinez 142.8 vs. Phillip Percy 137.4
Daniel Gonzalez 125.6 vs. Javier Cepeda 126.6
Neri Romero 132 vs. Luis Silva 130.8

Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Spike

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Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero 146.8 vs. David Peralta 147 Alfredo “Perro” Angulo 164.8 vs. Freddy …


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Pryor Jr. and Yildirim make weight

Aaron Pryor jr. and Avni Yildirim are fired up for their super middleweight clash on Saturday (August 27th) in Berlin, Germany. The American tipped the scale at 75.6 kg (166.6 lbs.) while Yildirim weighed in at 76.0 kg (167.5 lbs.). Pryor has a huge height and reach advantage but the unbeaten Turk made very clear that he is not intimidated by the size of his opponent.

“There is a saying: The taller they are, the harder they fall”, said Yildirim. “I don’t care if my opponent is smaller or taller than me. Once he lies flat on the canvas he is as big as everybody else. Of course, I will have to adjust my game plan. But I had good sparring sessions with tall guys. This is no problem for me.”

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Pryor jr. vs. Yildirim is the main event of a seven bout card promoted by Ahmet Oener which will be broadcasted live in Germany (Sportdigital), Turkey (Aspor) and tape delayed on ESPN.

Aaron Pryor jr. and Avni Yildirim are fired up for their super middleweight clash on Saturday (August 27th) in Berlin, …



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Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mariana “Barby” Juarez 117.75 vs. Daniela Bermudez 117.75
(WBC female bantamweight title eliminator)

Eduardo Hernandez 129 vs. Rey Juntilla 129

Photo: Alma Montiel
Photo: Alma Montiel

Venue: Arena Coliseo, Mexico City
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mariana “Barby” Juarez 117.75 vs. Daniela Bermudez 117.75 (WBC female bantamweight title eliminator) Eduardo Hernandez 129 …


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Weights From Gomez Palacio

Yazmin “Rusita” Rivas 119 vs. Jessica Gonzalez 119
Daniel Echeverria 154.3 vs. Alfredo Chavez 154
Jesus Silveira 135 vs. Carlos “Torito” Jimenez dio 135
Victor Olivo 120 vs. Ricardo “Bam Bam” Roman dio 118
Javier “Rusito” Gonzalez 131 vs. Omar Sifuentes 131
Hassam Valenzuela 148 vs. Dunnis Linan 148
Raymundo Rios 135 vs. Cesar Soriano Jr 135
Alberto Contreras 148 vs. Hugo Mendiola 148.5
David Escogido 128 vs. Luis Gerardo Perez 128

Photo: Zanfer
Photo: Zanfer

Venue: Palenque de la Feria, Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca 7 (Mexico)

Yazmin “Rusita” Rivas 119 vs. Jessica Gonzalez 119 Daniel Echeverria 154.3 vs. Alfredo Chavez 154 Jesus Silveira 135 vs. Carlos …


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Fight Club OC Results

By Rocky Morales at ringside

Fight Club OC returned to the OC Fair and Events Center with a five fight boxing and MMA card that included three action-packed boxing bouts.

In an explosive heavyweight bout, Enrique Gastelum (5-1, 3KO) sledgehammered Trent Rawlins (3-1-1, 3KO), dropping him hard in the second round and followed up with a relentless attack that culminated with a perfectly landed looping right cross to finish him off. The two battled toe to toe but, ultimately, Rawlins was handed his first loss. Time was 1:18. (more…)

By Rocky Morales at ringside Fight Club OC returned to the OC Fair and Events Center with a five fight …


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Smith vows to show Galarza his level

Former IBF jr middleweight champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (28-8, 12 KOs) is preparing to headline a Bounce TV card on September 16 against Frank “Notorious” Galarza (17-1, 11 KOs) from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

“I’m not wasting my time focusing on what Galarza does or what he has done to his opponents,” stated Smith. “My opponent is myself and executing the game plan that we put forth. A lot of people think this is a big step up for him and they usually get hungrier when given the opportunity, but I have been in there with other hungry young fighters. I am going to go out there and show him there are levels to this. (more…)

Former IBF jr middleweight champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (28-8, 12 KOs) is preparing to headline a Bounce TV card …


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AIBA bosses will meet to discuss Rio Olympics

By Ognian Georgiev

AIBA president Ching-Kwo Wu called an emergency meeting after Rio Olympics with his most trusted lieutenants. The gathering will take place in AIBA offices in Lausanne and will last two days (28-29 August). The high officials will discuss the future of the organization and what to improve in the next four years.

Wu summoned his five continental vice-presidents Osvaldo Bisbal (Arg), Franco Falcinelli (It), Kelani Bayor (Tog), Serik Konakbayev (Kaz) and Edgar Tanner (Aus). Two others will have very important roles. They are both Americans. (more…)

By Ognian Georgiev AIBA president Ching-Kwo Wu called an emergency meeting after Rio Olympics with his most trusted lieutenants. The …


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Burns to defend WBA title against Relikh

WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) will defend his title against Kiryl Relikh (21-0, 19 KOs) at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Friday October 7.

“Relikh is a very tough fight as a first defense,” said Burns. “He’s got a high KO ratio so he will be very dangerous throughout. Trust me he has my undivided attention and I will have to be at my best to get through this. There are some massive fights out there in the future against some huge names in the 140lbs division – but we’re taking it one step at a time, and that starts on October 7 at the Hydro.”

WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) will defend his title against Kiryl Relikh (21-0, 19 KOs) at …


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Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG “massively”

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) didn’t pull many punches when he hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit Boxing ahead of his clash with former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez taking place September 17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Here are the highlights…

On Canelo’s weaknesses:

I don’t want to give too many of his weaknesses away. Certainly not now. He’s got a lot of weaknesses. He doesn’t like fighting three minutes of each round. That’s one of them that’s not really hard to see.

On whether Canelo ducked Golovkin:

Yeah, ducked him massively. He went the wrong way about it. He’s being criticized a lot and losing a lot of fans about the way he did it. If he was open and honest about it, people would have understood. If he said, ‘look, at the moment I’m not 160. GGG wouldn’t come down.’ If he said, ‘look I’ll fight you in 12 months time, I’m going to build myself to 160’ he’d have bought himself grace. But the way he went about it after the fight with Cotto he got GGG in the ring and said he’d put the gloves back on. Then after the fight he said the thing about his balls, he built the fans up about fighting him next and then he gave the belt up. I just think he went about it the wrong way. (more…)

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) didn’t pull many punches when he …


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Guerrero: I’m expecting a war

Former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) and Argentinean David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Saturday night in the main event on Spike from Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Photo: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions
Photo: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions

Robert Guerrero: “I got a chance to size him up today. I saw how tall he is. Picking my spots – seeing where I have to go. After looking at him, I know he’s coming to fight. I’m expecting a war. Like all Argentine fighters, I know he’s got that hunger to prove he’s worthy of this big opportunity and make the most of it…I’ve seen some tape on him. He’s one of those guys that is durable. A durable tall, lanky guy. His height is going to help him. I am expecting a tough fight for sure. This is like a world title shot for him. I don’t know what he is going to bring to the table and that is exciting for me.”

David Peralta: “I want to go down the same path as Marcos Maidana and Lucas Matthysse. They were given great opportunities in their careers and took advantage of them. I am going to take advantage of this opportunity…I am well prepared. I came here to fight. I am prepared to go the distance. I am going to throw a lot of punches, move around and be ready to get the decision.”

Former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) and Argentinean David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta (25-2-1, …


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Juanma passes all medical examinations

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Two-time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-5, 31 KO’s) passes the specialized medical examinations required of him for his planned fight on October 8 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente against former WBO super bantamweight monarch Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez (24-6-1, 19 KOs). This was announced exclusively to The Sport Press by Rosilvia Muñiz, head of the Medical Commission for the Professional Boxing Commission.

“He is fit to fight and has complied with the exams, they’re already done. There were neurological exams and we asked Dr. Edgar Hernandez, who evaluated him after the fight with Orlando Salido. (Juanma) had six fights after that losing three by knockout and Hernandez was evaluating him. I also evaluated him in my office and found him to be very well. So he’s fit to fight,” she said. (more…)

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Two-time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-5, 31 KO’s) passes the specialized medical …


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De Carolis-Zeuge rematch set for Nov 5

Italian WBA super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) will return to Germany for the fourth consecutive time to take on a Sauerland Events-promoted fighter for the fourth consecutive time. In the latest installment on November 5, De Carolis will once again defend his title against Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany. The bout is a rematch of their July 16 draw. Prior to the back to back world title fights against Zeuge, De Carolis split two world title matches with Vincent Feigenbutz.

Italian WBA super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) will return to Germany for the fourth consecutive time …


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Weights from Minneapolis

By Jesse Kelley

Philip Adyaka 123 vs. Brad Patraw 125.8
(Vacant MN State Featherweight title)

Ray Edwards 259 vs. Steven Tyner 208
Van Goodman 304 vs. Danyelle Williams 250
Ramiro Hernandez 128.5 vs. Homar Rios 128.5
Vincent Downwind 384 vs. James Roe 221

Venue: The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
Promoter: Driller Promotions
Stream: http://www.floboxing.tv/

By Jesse Kelley Philip Adyaka 123 vs. Brad Patraw 125.8 (Vacant MN State Featherweight title) Ray Edwards 259 vs. Steven …


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Weights from Philly

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

Milton Santiago 140.4 vs. Ken Alvarez 141.4
Luis Lebron 125.9 vs. Tyrone Luckey 127.6
Christian Carto 117.3 vs. Johnathan Hernandez 118.7
David Murray 174 vs. Maurice Amaro 165.9
Ricky Lopez 125.2 vs. Josue Bendana 125
Angel Pizarro 121.8 vs. Marquis Pierce 121.4
John Joe Nevin 131.2 vs Jesus Lule 131.6
Alex Barbosa 124.5 vs. Edgar Cortez 123.5
Laurie Schiavo 110 vs. Mary O’Leary 107.6
Lamont Capers 210 vs. Pedro Martinez 270

Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions
Venue: SugarHouse Casino

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale Milton Santiago 140.4 vs. Ken Alvarez 141.4 Luis Lebron 125.9 vs. Tyrone Luckey 127.6 …


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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions

Robert Guerrero: “We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won that fight but after that fight we stayed in the gym. Camp was good we did a lot of good things in the gym. We sparred tall guys because this guy is really tall. He’s a tall lanky fighter. That’s all we know about Peralta. Sometimes those are the toughest fights. I want to give the fans a great show and let them know that I’m not done yet and will take care of business.”

David Peralta: “I feel this will be the most important fight of my career. This camp was good the preparation was great. I am nobody to judge Guerrero. He has given a lot to the sport and is always in good fights, but now it’s my time. I plan to show my style and show everyone what I’m about. I expect to give a great fight and leave it all in the ring!”

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By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: “We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. …


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Big boxing weekend scheduled for Chicago

Two boxing events taking place in Chicago, on September 30 and the following day October 1, were announced within hours of each other this week.

On Friday, September 30, undefeated light heavyweight and “Subway sandwich boxer” Mike Lee (17-0, 10 KOs) faces Chris Traietti (21-3, 17 KOs) for the IBF-USBA title at the UIC Forum in downtown Chicago. The card, which will be televised live nationally on CBS Sports Network, is presented by Round 3 Productions in association with DiBella Entertainment.

On Saturday, October 1, at the nearby UIC Pavilion, unbeaten super lightweight Ramiro “El Lobito” Carrillo (11-0, 7 KOs) and unbeaten super welterweight Achour Esho (11-0, 7 KOs) will be facing opponents to be announced. The event resurrects the “Windy City Fight Nights” series of boxing shows and will be promoted by Warriors Boxing Promotions.

Two boxing events taking place in Chicago, on September 30 and the following day October 1, were announced within hours …


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Robb vows to control fight with Marriaga

Featherweight contender Guy Robb assures he has the perfect plan and necessary confidence to control the action and come out with a big win on Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Robb (18-1, 8 KOs), from Sacramento, California, will battle for the vacant North American Boxing Organization (NABO) featherweight title against Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga (23-1, 19 KOs) in the main event of the ‘Solo Boxeo’ card that will be presented by Top Rank, Let’s Get It On Promotions, and the city of Fallon.

“Marriaga has power and he likes to take control of fights. He also likes to fight at his pace, not mine. I will take control of the fight early with a hard jab and angles,” assured Robb. “My trainer is Ray Woods – Stepfather of Diego Corrales – and he has big pictures of ‘Chico’ at our gym in Fresno. Those photos from ‘Chico’ motivate me. Ray has been in big fights and he has trained me for a big fight this Saturday. Ray gives me all the necessary confidence for a fight like this.” (more…)

Featherweight contender Guy Robb assures he has the perfect plan and necessary confidence to control the action and come out …


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Perrella-Ugas rescheduled for Sept 27

Hard-hitting welterweight standout Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella (14-0, 13 KOs) will face 2008 Olympic gold medalist Yordenis Ugas (16-3, 7 KOs) over ten rounds on Tuesday, September 27. The bout will air on Fox Sports 1 as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ “Toe-to-Toe Tuesday” series. Perrella and Ugas were slated to meet August 12 but the bout was scrapped by the athletic commission just days before the opening bell. “I’m really fired up for this because of the unfair circumstances causing the cancellation for the August 12 date,” said Perrella. “Now that we’ve got everything rescheduled, my frustrations will be taken out on Ugas. I’m looking forward to facing him and showing the world that I’m a serious player in the welterweight division!”

Update: The card will take place at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hard-hitting welterweight standout Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella (14-0, 13 KOs) will face 2008 Olympic gold medalist Yordenis Ugas (16-3, 7 KOs) …


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Jose Benavidez Jr. shot In Arizona

By TMZSports.com

Undefeated welterweight Jose Benavidez Jr. — who’s 25-0 as a pro — was shot while out on a walk in Arizona early Tuesday morning … but we’re told he’s expected to survive. The 24-year-old Top Rank fighter is a rising star in the sport — and recently chalked up a high profile victory over Francisco Santana on the undercard of the Crawford vs. Postol fight in Vegas.

Sources tell us … Benavidez was out walking one of his pets near his home in Phoenix when he was approached by an unknown man who pulled out a gun and shot him in the leg. The Phoenix PD confirms the shooting and says the victim was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. However, one source with knowledge of the situation tells us Jose’s injuries pose a serious threat to his boxing career. So far, no arrests have been made.

Story developing …

By TMZSports.com Undefeated welterweight Jose Benavidez Jr. — who’s 25-0 as a pro — was shot while out on a …


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Details announced for Oct 22 Super 4 final

By Ron Jackson

At a well-presented function at the Supersport headquarters in Randburg on Thursday afternoon, Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions announced details of the October 22 tournament to be held at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park. In the main event in the final of the cruiserweight Super Four, in an all southpaw clash, South Africa’s junior heavyweight champion 24-year-old Kevin Lerena (15-1, 8 KOs) goes in against the 23-year-old WBC International cruiserweight champion Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) from Denmark. The winner will receive an amount of $60,000 US dollars and the loser $40,000.

In the main supporting bout, in another clash of southpaws, former IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden returns from America and meets the interim WBO Africa welterweight champion Namibian Sacky Shikukutu in a bout for the vacant WBA Pan African welterweight title.

Also, former WBA “super” minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler returns to action when he faces fellow South African Siyabongo Siyo in a fight for the vacant WBA Pan African minimumweight title. (more…)

By Ron Jackson At a well-presented function at the Supersport headquarters in Randburg on Thursday afternoon, Rodney Berman of Golden …


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Weights from Corona, CA

Danny Roman 122 vs. Enrique Quevedo 121.4
LaRon Mitchell 244.8 vs. Mario Heredia 274.2
Robert Arriaza 147.8 vs. Benjamin Whitaker 146.4
Scott Alexander 231.8 vs. Sergio Ramirez 199
Michael Norato 130.8 vs. Eder Amaro 131.8
Rudy Garcia 116.5 vs. Jorge Perez 117.4

Venue: Omega Products Events Center, Corona, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing

Danny Roman 122 vs. Enrique Quevedo 121.4 LaRon Mitchell 244.8 vs. Mario Heredia 274.2 Robert Arriaza 147.8 vs. Benjamin Whitaker …










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