WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Luis Ortiz inks with Matchroom; will announce next fight on Monday

Exciting heavyweight star Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz has joined forces with Matchroom Boxing as he plans an assault on the Heavyweight World titles.

Unbeaten Ortiz is one of the most feared fighters on the planet and has blasted away 22 of his 25 opponents inside the distance, with the vicious Cuban’s last two outings underlining his fearsome reputation as dismissed Bryant Jennings in seven rounds to land the interim WBA crown in December and then destroyed Tony Thompson in six rounds in March.

Ortiz is hunting down World honours and will make his European debut in November in his first fight under the Matchroom banner and the 37 year old monster revealed his excitement at his upcoming schedule. (more…)

Exciting heavyweight star Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz has joined forces with Matchroom Boxing as he plans an assault on the …


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Brave Joana Pastrana fought eight rounds with a broken hand

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In her WBC Silver Minimumweight Championship bout against Tina Rupprecht in Augsburg, former WBC Amateur Champion Joana Pastrana proved her tremendous warrior spirit, intrepidly battling on, in spite of suffering a broken hand!

The 26-year-old Spanish fighter fractured her right hand in the second round of the championship all out war, but refused to give up or give in! Instead and indeed, she not only battled to the end, but even won some rounds by just using her sterling left jab, coming very close to capturing the title.

Right after this fight to remember, Pastrana was taken to hospital where the x-ray scan clearly showed the fracture. “She definitely needs surgery”, said the doctor who immediatly identified the fracture, marveling: “I cannot understand how anybody could still fight and throw punches with an injury like this.” (more…)

In her WBC Silver Minimumweight Championship bout against Tina Rupprecht in Augsburg, former WBC Amateur Champion Joana Pastrana proved her …



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Tremendous tiny Tina triumphs

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Local hero Tina Rupprecht is the new WBC Women’s Silver Minimumweight Champion, defeating Joana Pastrana from Spain by a close decision on Friday night in Augsburg, Germany.

At the final bell, 1,000 fans at the sold out Eventcenter Koenigsbrunn, were on their feet giving a standing ovations to two outstanding, still standing warriors after ten marvelous rounds of world class boxing.
Rupprecht got off to a busy start, applying plenty of pressure in the first rounds, but Pastrana adjusted and stole the middle rounds by using her height and reach advantages, establishing her jab. (more…)

Local hero Tina Rupprecht is the new WBC Women’s Silver Minimumweight Champion, defeating Joana Pastrana from Spain by a close …


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Oscar: Fury can beat coke problem

By TMZSports.com

Oscar De La Hoya says battling cocaine addiction is the toughest fight there is — but he’s confident heavyweight champ Tyson Fury can beat his blow problem … as long as he gets help.

Of course, Fury was yanked out of his upcoming fight with Wladimir Klitschko after testing positive for cocaine — and later admitted, “I’ve done lots of cocaine. Lots of it.”

Since Oscar has been so open about his own struggles with coke — and since he’s still a major player in the boxing world — we asked if he thought the drug tests will end Tyson’s career for good. (more…)

By TMZSports.com Oscar De La Hoya says battling cocaine addiction is the toughest fight there is — but he’s confident …




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Mhlongo retains SA and WBF titles

By Ron Jackson

Nkululeko Mhlongo retained his South African and WBF Africa junior middleweight titles with a unanimous 12 round points decision over Frans Ramabolu at the Dr Molemela Sports Centre in Bloemfontein on Friday night.

The scores were 120-108 and 118-112 twice. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Nkululeko Mhlongo retained his South African and WBF Africa junior middleweight titles with a unanimous 12 round …


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Weights from Hammond, Indiana

Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez 167.4 vs. Miguel Cubos 167.4
Nick Asberry 240 vs. Malcom Tann 234
Zac Triantafillo 239 vs. Skylar Thompson 228
Shawn Simpson 121.4 vs. Luis Guerrero 116.6
Kevin Cruz 134.2 vs. Tomas Aguilera 130.6
Frankie Winton 133 vs. Nate Petty 133
Tyrome Jones 137 vs. Matt Murphy 139

Venue: The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond, Hammond, Indiana
Promoter: Hitz Boxing
Doors open at 6PM, first bell is at 7PM
Tickets are priced $100 and $40, boxing fans must be 21 years and older to attend events at the Horseshoe Hammond.

Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez 167.4 vs. Miguel Cubos 167.4 Nick Asberry 240 vs. Malcom Tann 234 Zac Triantafillo 239 vs. Skylar …


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7’1 Julius Long surprises Bowie Tupou

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Giant 7’1 heavyweight Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (18-20, 14 KOs), 283 pounds, outpointed Bowie Tupou (26-5, 18 KOs), 297 pounds, over ten rounds via split decision at Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Referee Paul Tapley deducted a point from Long in rounds seven and nine for excessive holding. Long outworked Tupou in most of the rounds to win by scores Steve Marshall 95-93, Allan Burford 95-94, Cyril Cairns 92-96. Long captures the WBA Oceana interim title. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Giant 7’1 heavyweight Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (18-20, 14 KOs), 283 pounds, outpointed …


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WBO #4 Cruz defeats Cota again

Photo: Robert Richards

Former world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-4-1, 13 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, scored a seventh round TKO Over former Mexican national champion Gabino “Flash” Cota (19-7-1, 17 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday night at the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa, Florida.

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Currently rated WBO #4 at junior lightweight, Cruz, 35, dropped Cota in rounds two and seven, and was in control most the fight. They had previously fought to a decision in their first encounter nearly a year ago.

Photo: Robert Richards Former world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-4-1, 13 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, scored …



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Magdaleno schools Hovannisyan

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

LA Fight Club returned to the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles as former world lightweight title challenger Diego Magdaleno (29-2, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas outboxed Art Hovannisyan (17-3-3, 9 KOs) of Glendale by way of Armenia over ten rounds. All three judges scored the bout 99-91 for Magadaleno.

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In the co-feature, undefeated Philadelphia lightweight prospect Damon Allen (10-0-1, 4 KOs) and tough veteran Luis Arceo (28-15-5, 19 KOs) of Mexico fought to an eight round draw, (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photo: Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club returned to the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los …


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Weights from Las Vegas

Ronald Gavril 167 vs. Christopher Brooker 167.8
(NABF super middleweight title)

Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions
Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

Ladarius Miller 137.4 vs. Ronald Rivas 136.6
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov 145 vs. Jonathan Dinong 145
Josue Vargas 138.4 vs. Samuel Santana 143
Xavier Martinez 129.2 vs. Wilfredo Garriga 131.8
Daniel Gonzalez 126.6 vs. Sean Acosta 129.4

Venue: Sam’s Town, Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions

Ronald Gavril 167 vs. Christopher Brooker 167.8 (NABF super middleweight title) Ladarius Miller 137.4 vs. Ronald Rivas 136.6 Sanjarbek Rakhmanov …


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Weights from Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Juan Francisco Estrada 116 vs. Raymond Tabugon 116.5

Photo: Zanfer
Photo: Zanfer

Other weights:
Emmanuel Navarrete 123 vs. Martin Casillas 122
Victor Olivo 120 vs. 119 Fernando Aguilar 119
Jessica Diaz 122 vs. 122 Milagros Diaz 122
Eduardo Ramirez 125 vs. Izaguirre Epifanio 126
Bryan Acosta 124 vs. Leonel Rodriguez 125
Noé Robles 122 vs. Ismael Camacho 122
Raul Esquer 112 vs. José María Cárdenas 113

Venue: Ballpark Francisco Leon Garcia
Promoter: Zanfer and OCV Puerto Penasco
TV: Azteca 7, Bein Sports and Azteca America

Juan Francisco Estrada 116 vs. Raymond Tabugon 116.5 Other weights: Emmanuel Navarrete 123 vs. Martin Casillas 122 Victor Olivo 120 …


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Burns retains WBA 140lb championship

WBA super lightweight world champion Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KOs) retained his world title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Relikh pressed the action, but hometown hero Burns was busier and prevailed 118-110, 116-112, 116-112. Next up for The Rickster could be Adrien Broner.

In a grudge match between London heavyweights, Dillian Whyte (19-1, 15 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over WBO #15 rated Ian Lewison (12-3-1, 8 KOs) to claim the vacant British heavyweight title. Whyte, who gave Anthony Joshua his toughest fight, battered Lewison throughout the fight and got the win when Lewison’s corner called a halt to save their man from further punishment.

Unbeaten lightweight Scott Cardle (21-0-1, 7 KOs) retained his British lightweight title with a sixth round TKO over Kevin Hooper (19-4, 4 KOs). Cardle got the stoppage with a barrage of punches.

WBA super lightweight world champion Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KOs) retained his world title with a twelve round unanimous decision …



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Povetkin-Stiverne headed to Russia

World of Boxing won the WBC purse bid to stage the WBC interim heavyweight title fight between Alexander Povetkin vs Bermaine Stiverne with a bid of $3,165,000 today in New York City.

The WBC also issued a statement on Povetkin’s drug test that led to the cancellation of a clash between Povetkin and WBC champ Deontay Wilder:

…the WBC would like to clarify its August 17, 2016, ruling concerning the adverse result for Meldonium found in Mr. Povetkin’s April 27, 2016, urine sample. Since that ruling, questions have arisen about its meaning.

1. For the avoidance of doubt, the WBC hereby states that the WBC ruling was not intended to convey, and should not be construed as conveying, a conclusion about whether Mr. Povetkin did or did not take Meldonium after it became a banned substance on January 1, 2016.

2. The litigation pending between Wilder and Povetkin is going to trial in February of 2017. If Mr. Wilder prevails at that trial, the WBC shall afford Mr. Povetkin the opportunity to show that the trial’s result was not based on a finding that Mr. Povetkin ingested Meldonium after January 1, 2016. If Mr. Povetkin fails to make that showing the WBC shall: (a) withdraw recognition of Povetkin as Interim World Champion (if he wins that title); (b) withdraw any mandatory challenger status he might have; and (c) impose any penalties upon Mr. Povetkin as per the WBC Clean Boxing Program Protocol, which includes suspensions and fines.

World of Boxing won the WBC purse bid to stage the WBC interim heavyweight title fight between Alexander Povetkin vs …


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Weights from Hong Kong

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By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Brico Santig and Sroi Mungmee

Rex Tso (Hong Kong) 115 vs. Ryuto Maekawa (Japan) 115
(WBC Asia & WBO International Superflyweight Championship)

Undercard:
Paul Fleming (Australia) 129 vs. Jerope Mercado(Philippines) 135
Jay Solmiano (Philippines) 145 vs. Chalermpol Singwancha (Thailand) 153
Rey Megrino (Philippines) 125 vs. Jason Butar Butar (Indonesia) 125
Raymond Poon Kai Ching (Hong Kong) 107 vs. Morakot Pattanakan Gym (Thailand) 108
Tom Taw (UK.) 159 vs. Marco Tuhumury (Indonesia) 163
Surez Gurung (Nepal) 121 vs. James Gibbs (Australia) 119
Pako Lai (Hong Kong) 123 vs. Nong Weng Son (Macau) 120

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Promoter: Bob Arum of TOP RANK and Jay Lau of DEF Promotions

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By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Brico Santig and Sroi Mungmee Rex Tso (Hong Kong) 115 vs. Ryuto Maekawa (Japan) 115 (WBC …


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Nakagawa wins vacant Japanese 115lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Hard-punching southpaw Kenta Nakagawa (13-2-1, 9 KOs), 115, acquired the vacant Japanese national super-flyweight belt as he eked out a split decision (97-95, 97-93, 95-96) over prefight favorite Hayato Kimura (20-6, 12 KOs), 115, over ten close and competitive rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. The more experienced Kimura outlegged and outmaneuvered the still and nervous opponent with his tricky mobility in the first half, leading on points by the opening scoring system after the fifth round, that is, after the half of the contest: 49-47, 48-47, 48-48. Nakagawa, however, turned loose in later rounds and displayed a furious aggression in round nine, when he cornered or pinned Kimura to the ropes with a flurry of punches to positively turn the tide. Nakagawa was in command down the stretch, winning a hairline verdict that rendered the vacant belt renounced by Sho Ishida, who wishes to prepare for a near-future world title shot rather than a fierce competition with a compatriot. The newly crowned Nakagawa will be obliged to face JBC#3 Ryuichi Funai, who used to be his classmate in the same high school, and says, “I’m reluctant to fight Funai, if possible.” He may be required to select either the national belt or his friendship.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Hard-punching southpaw Kenta Nakagawa (13-2-1, 9 KOs), 115, acquired the vacant Japanese national …


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Cruz seeks repeat on Telemundo tonight

Former world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (24-4-1, 12 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico faces Former Mexican national champion Gabino “Flash” Cota (19-6-1, 17 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico tonight. Cruz, 35 is currently ranked #4 WBO won a hard fought but clear decision in their first encounter nearly a year ago. The 10 round main event will be aired on the Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford fall series. Cruz NABO Junior lightweight title will be at stake.

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Your first fight with Cota you clearly won, but it was a hard-earned victory. Is it hard for you to not enter this bout overconfident?

I was able to win the first fight unanimously but I will not enter this fight overconfident. The Mexican fighters are true warriors. They make for extremely tough and entertaining fights. (more…)

Former world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (24-4-1, 12 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico faces Former Mexican national …



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WBC Francophone ratings as of October 2016

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Burns: There’s so much more to come from me

Ricky Burns says there’s plenty more big fights in his as he defends his WBA World Super-Lightweight title against dangerous mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports in the UK. The ‘Rickster’ knows that blockbuster clashes lay in wait if he can see off big-punching Relikh, who boasts 19 KOs from his 21 wins. The 32 year old has been linked with a clash with brash American Adrien Broner but the Coatbridge ace will entertain thoughts of glamour nights in Las Vegas once the job is done against his Ricky Hatton-trained foe.

Photo: Steve Welsh
Photo: Steve Welsh

“I don’t think that being a three-weight World champion will sink in until I hang them up, and I am a long way from that,” said Burns, who weighed 9st 13lbs 2oz, with Relikh making 10st at the third attempt. (more…)

Ricky Burns says there’s plenty more big fights in his as he defends his WBA World Super-Lightweight title against dangerous …


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Weights from Tampa

Orlando Cruz 130 vs. Gabino Cota 130
(NABO jr lightweight title)

Sammy Valentin 146 vs. Joaquin De La Rosa 145
Orlando Gonzalez 123 vs. Jonathan De La Paz 124
Jose Medina 256 vs. Tracey Johnson 219
Connor Coyle 160 vs. Euris Silveiro 160
Josue Loyola 138 vs. Tom Mills 140
Mark Reyes Jr 149 vs. Curtis Waller 147
Fernando Martinez 150 vs. Brandon Davis 149

Photo: Robert Richards
Photo: Robert Richards

Venue: A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo
Doors Open: 7PM, First Fight: 8PM
Tickets: (813) 454-7800 or at the door

Orlando Cruz 130 vs. Gabino Cota 130 (NABO jr lightweight title) Sammy Valentin 146 vs. Joaquin De La Rosa 145 …


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Estrada has big expectations at 115 lbs

Former WBA/WBO flyweight world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (33-2, 24 KOs) spoke to reporters about Saturday’s ten round super flyweight fight against Raymond Dapudong at the “Francisco Leon Garcia” Baseball Stadium in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.

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Photo: Zanfer

Juan Francisco Estrada: “I’m prepared to win, offering all my talent in the ring and if it’s a knockout, then that’s good and I want a knockout on my return to the ring after a year. I have no doubt that the Filipino will come with everything and will be ready…at super flyweight I’ll be very strong. I’m seeking big fights, the first is to win on Saturday and in December face Cuadras or Inohue and in 2017 I want Concepcion and Chocolatito Gonzalez. That’s my goal at 115 pounds!”

Former WBA/WBO flyweight world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (33-2, 24 KOs) spoke to reporters about Saturday’s ten round super …


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LA Fight Club Results

Art Hovanissyan 137 vs. Diego Magdaleno 137
damon Allen 136 vs. Luis Arceo 137
maricela Cornejo 166.6 vs. Eliza Olson 167
joseph Aguirre 136.8 vs. Roberto Rivera 135.8
david Mijares 139.4 vs. Jason Gavino 140.6
marvin Cabrera 153.2 vs. Jose Caro 149.6

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

Art Hovanissyan 137 vs. Diego Magdaleno 137 damon Allen 136 vs. Luis Arceo 137 maricela Cornejo 166.6 vs. Eliza Olson …


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Zlaticanin allowed WBC voluntary defense

The WBC had ordered the free negotiation period for the Jorge Linares vs. Dejan Zlaticanin fight for the WBC/WBA lightweight championship after Linares defeated Anthony Crolla on September 24. Linares visited Mexico City earlier this week and met with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman at the traditional “Mártes de Cafe” weekly press conference, where he was presented with a WBC Champion’s bracelet.

Linares injured his right hand, however, in the sixth round of his ferocious battle with Crolla, and after analyzing the situation and confirming with Dr. Jedediah Jones, M.D., it has been concluded that Linares will not be able to fight for some time. Therefore, Zlaticanin is free to make a voluntary title defense of the WBC title.

The WBC had ordered the free negotiation period for the Jorge Linares vs. Dejan Zlaticanin fight for the WBC/WBA lightweight …


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Golovkin-Jacobs Purse Bid Likely

The fight between WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs), the undefeated knockout artist from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and WBA World middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 19 KOs), the “Miracle Man” from Brooklyn, New York, will likely to go to a purse bid.

The WBA Championships Committee notified both fighters on September 11 to inform them that they had 30 days to reach an agreement.

Negotiations between the two parties end in six days, on October 12. However, Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions who is representing Golovkin, told the WBA that it is unlikely that the parties will reach an agreement before the deadline and recommended that the fight go to a purse bid.

The request is currently being evaluated by the WBA. (more…)

The fight between WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs), the undefeated knockout artist from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, …


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Stevens-De La Rosa added to Kovalev-Ward

Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) returns to the ring and the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on the Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” non-televised undercard to face James “The King” De La Rosa (23-4, 13 KOs) in a ten-round middleweight showdown.

According to Stevens, “I’m happy someone is willing to fight me. Bless the Gods. Now, it’s time to turn it up a notch and get ready to check in and check out. The Bully is back!”

“It’s always good to fight on a big stage,” said De La Rosa. “As always, I’m coming to fight and put on a show. I know I have a tough fighter in front of me in Curtis Stevens. With his style and my style, we’ll warm the fans up for Kovalev-Ward. Thanks to Main Events and AC Sports Management, LLC for putting this together.”

Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) returns to the ring and the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on …


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Vences looking to shine on November 4

Super featherweight Andy “El Tiburon” Vences knows exactly what is at stake when he takes on fellow undefeated fighter Casey “The Wizard” Ramos in the main event of a Top Rank show on Saturday, November 4 at the Treasure Island hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vences (16-0, 10 KOs) of San Jose, California and Ramos (23-0, 6 KOs) of Austin, Texas will battle for the WBC Continental Americas title in a fight that will be telecast nationally by Unimas during their popular show Solo Boxeo. (more…)

Super featherweight Andy “El Tiburon” Vences knows exactly what is at stake when he takes on fellow undefeated fighter Casey …


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Ogogo to fight for WBC Intl strap

Unbeaten 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (11-0, 7 KOs) will fight for his first pro title when he clashes with Craig Cunningham (16-1, 3 KOs) for the vacant WBC International middleweight title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on October 22. Ogogo’s first shot at professional hardware comes after returning to action with three successive wins following a difficult time with injuries that had previously stunted his career in the paid ranks.

Unbeaten 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (11-0, 7 KOs) will fight for his first pro title when he clashes …


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Fight Club OC returns Oct 13

One week from tonight, Thursday, October 13th Fight Club OC will celebrate its 35th pro fight show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, and promoter Roy Englebrecht says it will be worthy of a celebration.

The card features Abel Sanchez-trained 7-0 Ruslan Madiyev in a lightweight battle with 3-1 Baltazar Ramirez. A clash of undefeated welterweights Christian Gonzalez 2-0 and Daniel Rodriguez 2-0. Westminster’s top featherweight prospect 4-0 Humberto “Filly” Rubalcava vs 3-3 Jose Fabian Naranjo. (more…)

One week from tonight, Thursday, October 13th Fight Club OC will celebrate its 35th pro fight show in The Hangar …


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Burns, Relikh make weight for WBA super lightweight title clash in Scotland

Ricky Burns 139.2 vs. Kiryl Relikh 140
(WBA super lightweight championship)

Dillian Whyte 253 vs. Ian Lewison 271
(British heavyweight title)

Venue: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports (UK)

Photo: Steve Welsh
Photo: Steve Welsh

Ricky Burns 139.2 vs. Kiryl Relikh 140 (WBA super lightweight championship) Dillian Whyte 253 vs. Ian Lewison 271 (British heavyweight …


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Parker headed back to Vegas to train

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #1/WBO #1 heavyweight contender Joseph Parker held a press conference in Auckland, New Zealand, as his team reviews his options. Parker will return to Las Vegas this weekend to prepare for whichever direction his team decides.

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Options on the table include a November 26 world title shot against Anthony Joshua in the UK, or a December clash for the soon to be vacated WBO heavyweight title against #3 Andy Ruiz in New Zealand.

Meanwhile, WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has had a second drug test come back positive for cocaine. The BBBofC, whom Fury has an acrimonious relationship with, meets next Wednesday to discuss Fury’s fate.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #1/WBO #1 heavyweight contender Joseph Parker held a press conference in Auckland, …


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Groves-Gutknecht collide Nov 18 in London

Cyclone Promotions in association with Team Sauerland have announced that three-time world title challenger George Groves will defend his WBA International super middleweight title against two-time world title challenger Eduard Gutknecht at the SSE Arena, Wembley on November 18. The winner of Groves vs. Gutknecht can look forward to a world title shot in 2017 while the loser will almost certainly have to contemplate a life beyond the ropes.

George Groves: “I’m extremely happy to announce this fight and am excited to be headlining on Channel 5. I have been fortunate in my boxing career so far to experience almost everything the sport has to offer but to be fighting live on terrestrial TV is something that has always been very high up on my bucket list…It goes without saying that I am now determined to challenge again, and this time succeed in becoming a world champion.

Eduard Gutknecht: “I will come to London on November 18 full of Energy and conquer with my Viking Box team. I only want to fight winners and make them lose! George Groves is a winner and a world class fighter but so am I. The fans in London are in for a hell of a fight on November 18.”

Cyclone Promotions in association with Team Sauerland have announced that three-time world title challenger George Groves will defend his WBA …


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Cota eyes upset of Cruz on Telemundo Friday

Former Mexican national champion Gabino “Flash” Cota (19-6-1, 17 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico faces former world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (24-4-1, 12 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico this Friday in a rematch. Cruz, 35 is currently ranked #4 WBO won a hard fought but clear decision in their first encounter nearly a year ago. The 10 round main event will be aired on the Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford fall series. Cruz’ NABO Junior lightweight title will be at stake. Cota, 23 has been asking for this rematch feeling he is more mature. He gets his chance on Friday to prove this.

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You took this fight on short notice. How prepared do you feel you are for this fight?

I am ready to put on a good show. I asked for this rematch. I was already preparing for a fight so my conditioning is fine. (more…)

Former Mexican national champion Gabino “Flash” Cota (19-6-1, 17 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico faces former world title challenger Orlando …


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AIBA eyes judging reforms

The AIBA Referees & Judges and Technical & Rules Commissions convened in Lausanne, Switzerland from 3-5 October, to reflect upon the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Several recommendations were made, especially in the areas of referees and judges. While the majority of the boxing competition in Rio 2016 was received positively, a number of questionable decisions indicated that further reforms in the AIBA R&J procedures were necessary. (more…)

The AIBA Referees & Judges and Technical & Rules Commissions convened in Lausanne, Switzerland from 3-5 October, to reflect upon …


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Cruz hits Miami

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Photo: All Star Boxing

NABO Jr. Lightweight Champion and WBO #5 contender Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz arrived today in Miami, Florida where he will be a special guest of the popular show Titulares y Mas on Telemundo with hosts Karim Mendiburu and Edgar Lopez at 11:35 PM tonight to talk about his upcoming fight this Friday, October 7 at the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa. His opponent Gabino “Flash” Cota arrived to the site of the bout confident to obtain revenge in the ring. The clash will be televised live by Telemundo Deportes at 11:35 PM.

Photo: All Star Boxing NABO Jr. Lightweight Champion and WBO #5 contender Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz arrived today in Miami, …


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Boxing Buzz

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Promoter Rick Mirigian holds one of 200,000 Me-N-Eds pizza boxes which feature USA Olympian Jose Ramirez who will headline a Top Rank Solo Boxeo Unimas boxing card in Fresno on December 2. The pizza box tops will be in 70 locations in a 200 mile area.

beIN Sports en Espanol has picked up Saturday’s fight between former world champion Juan Francisco Estrada and Raymond Tabugon in Mexico. Estrada recently gave up his WBA and WBO titles to move up to super flyweight.

Happy Birthday to promoter Gary Shaw.

Promoter Rick Mirigian holds one of 200,000 Me-N-Eds pizza boxes which feature USA Olympian Jose Ramirez who will headline a …


Boxing News

EBU Purse Bid Results

By Marco Bratusch

At today’s purse bids held at EBU Headquarters in Rome, Spanish promoter “Maravilla Box” earned the right to stage the fight for the vacant European welterweight belt between his 28-years-old protégé Ceferino Rodriguez (23-1, 12 KOs) and French co-challenger Ahmed El Mousaoui (24-2-1, 6 KOs), promoted by “MK Events” of Malamine Koné. “Maravilla Box”’s won the bid offering 62.100 Euro while the other bidder put in the envelope 50.200 Euro. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch At today’s purse bids held at EBU Headquarters in Rome, Spanish promoter “Maravilla Box” earned the right …










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