Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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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

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Olympic Boxing Day 8 Results

MORNING SESSION:
American flyweight Antonio Vargas won a majority decision over local favorite Juliao Neto.

Kazakh flyweight Olzhas Sattibayev edged Puerto Rican Jayvier Cintron 2-1.

Uzbek flyweight Shakhobidin Zoirov defeated Ireland’s Brendan Emmet Irvine 3-0.

Venezualan flyweight Yoel Segundo Finol topped Dominican Leonel De Los Santos Nunez 3-0.

Bulgarian flyweight Daniel Asenov edged Argentina’s Daniel Martinez 2-1.

Moroccan welterweight Mohammed Rabii edged Ireland’s Steven Donnelly 2-1 to earn at least a bronze.

Uzbek welterweight Shakhram Giyasov defeated Cuban Roniel Iglasias 3-0 to earn at least a bronze.

In a heavyweight medal match, Russian Evgeny Tischenko defeated Rustam Tulaganov 3-0. Tischenko will go on to fight for the gold, Tulaganov gets a bronze.

French super heavyweight Tony Victor Yoka beat Virgin Island’s Laurent Clayton 3-0.

Jordanian super heavyweight Hussein Iashaish edged Romania’s Mihai Nistor 2-1.

Cuban super heavyweight Lenier Eunice Pero defeated Italian Guido Vianello 3-0.

Croatian super heavyweight Filip Hrgovic beat Turkey’s Ali Eren Demirezen 3-0.

AFTERNOON SESSION:
Mexican flyweight Elias Eliseo Emigdio Abarca defeated Mongolian Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu 3-0.

French flyweight Elie Konki defeated German Hamza Touba 3-0.

Kazakh heavyweight Vassiliy Levit defeated Cuban Erislandy Savon 3-0. Levit advances to the gold medal match, Savon gets a bronze.

UK super heavyweight Joe Joyce knocked out Davilson Dos Santos Morais with his first punch in round one.

Uzbek super heavyweight Bakhodir Jalolov TKO’d Venezualan Edgar Ramon Munoz in round two.

Nigerian super heavyweight Efe Ajagba knocked out Trinidad & Tobago’s Nigel Paul in round one.

Kazakh super heavyweight Ivan Dychko outpointed Azerbaijan’s Mahammadrasul Majidov 3-0.

Kazakh welterweight Daniyar Yeleussinov beat Venezualan Gabriel Maestre 3-0 to earn at least a bronze medal.

French welterweight Souleymane Diop Cissokho defeated Thailand’s Saylom Ardee 3-0, to earn at least a bronze.

Chinese flyweight Hu Jianguan edged Turkey’s Selcuk Eker 2-1.

Armenian flyweight Narek Abgaryan edged Ugandan Ronald Serugo 2-1.

Moroccan flyweight Achraf Kharroubi beat Lesotho’s Moroke Jeremia Mokhotho 3-0.

Click here for full report on Vargas-Neto.

MORNING SESSION: American flyweight Antonio Vargas won a majority decision over local favorite Juliao Neto. Kazakh flyweight Olzhas Sattibayev edged …


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R.I.P. Sean Curtin

By Johnny B’

Thursday August 11th boxing lost an icon with the passing of Sean Curtin, formerly from Grayslake Illinois. Curtin, a former amateur and professional boxer, as well as boxing official, was in past years, the head of the C.Y.O. (Catholic Youth Organization) amateur boxing program. Sean later became head of the Illinois Athletic Commissiion. He also was the co-author of several published boxing books.

After Curtin retired from the Illinois boxing commission, he moved to the state of Michigan where he worked as a professional boxing referee and judge. Funeral details to be announced.

By Johnny B’ Thursday August 11th boxing lost an icon with the passing of Sean Curtin, formerly from Grayslake Illinois. …



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Roy Jones Jr. back in the ring tonight

Former world champion Roy Jones Jr. (63-9, 46 KOs) returns to the ring tonight at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida. The 47-year-old Jones will take on 40-year-old “Rocking” Rodney Moore (17-11-2, 7 KOs). Jones said this won’t be his last fight unless he loses.

“If it doesn’t come out the way I want it to be, of course it will be my last,” Jones told his hometown Pensacola News Journal. “I can’t see that happening. I can’t see myself not handling my business. Don’t get me wrong, the guy does have a good left hook. And when you are older it’s not as easy to take those licks as when you were younger. At the same you have to be smart enough to avoid the licks and maybe get the licks in first. I don’t think this guy should beat me.”

Former world champion Roy Jones Jr. (63-9, 46 KOs) returns to the ring tonight at the Pensacola Bay Center in …


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Moses sends out challenge to WBO champion Flanagan

By Ron Jackson

Namibia’s Paulus “Hitman” Moses who recently won the WBO Africa lightweight title has sent out a challenge to WBO world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan of England. Moses is not ranked in the top 15 of the latest WBO rankings but after winning the vacant WBO Africa lightweight title on August 6 when he outpointed Thompson Mokwana at the Windhoek Country Club he could now move into the rankings.

The 38-year-old Moses who has an outstanding record of 37-3, 22 KOs, won the WBA lightweight belt in January 2009 when he beat Yasuke Kobori and then made a successful defence against Takehiro Shimada before losing the belt to Miguel Acosta in May 2010. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Namibia’s Paulus “Hitman” Moses who recently won the WBO Africa lightweight title has sent out a challenge …




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Felix Verdejo Released from Hospital

Unbeaten world title contender, Puerto Rico’s Felix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo, was released from the hospital after suffering a motorcycle accident. The former Puerto Rican Olympian suffered the accident last Sunday, August 7, when he was riding on road PR-3 from Rio Grande to Carolina and lost control of his motorcycle after trying to avoid a bump on the road.

“I have definitely learned a big lesson. I’m not perfect. I’ll keep growing as a person and today I’m more committed than ever with my people and my career,” affirmed Verdejo. (more…)

Unbeaten world title contender, Puerto Rico’s Felix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo, was released from the hospital after suffering a motorcycle accident. …


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Boxing Bob Delivers Address To NABF Convention

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Long-time Fightnews.com Feature Writer Boxing Bob Newman was a keynote speaker during Friday’s general session of the NABF Convention in Washington, DC. Newman, who has been a familiar media presence at boxing cards and boxing conventions for many years, talked to convention goers about the love-hate relationship between boxing and the media.

Photo: Carlos Baeza
Photo: Carlos Baeza

“The media’s responsibility is to be accurate,” Newman said as he related a story where he interviewed future heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Newman wrote an article in which Klitschko said he would move to the United States and dominate the heavyweight division. When Klitschko and his camp denied those comments, Newman was able to prove otherwise with the tape of Klitschko saying those very words. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Long-time Fightnews.com Feature Writer Boxing Bob Newman was a keynote speaker during Friday’s general session of …


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NABF Convention Day One

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman

Day one of the NABF convention involving guests and delegates took place today at the Washington Court Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. If nothing else, nobody can say that the NABF isn’t a fun group! While the board of directors and a special officials committee had meetings starting from the beginning of the week, freshly arrived delegates, ring officials and guests were treated to several informative and entertaining talks and presentations sandwiched around a filling lunch buffet and capped off with the annual awards banquet this evening.

The proceedings kicked off with NABF executive secretary Joanna Aguilar served as emcee, welcoming attendees and introducing the speakers of the day.

Washington, D.C. Combat sports commissioner Adam Weers took the podium first, welcoming guests to the city. Weers commented on increased activity in both the pro and amateur ranks of boxing in the nation’s capital.

ABC (Association of Boxing Commissions) president Mike Mazzulli chimed in on the outstanding training seminars conducted by the ABC throughout the year and the recent convention held just a couple weeks ago. Also the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations Director, Mazzulli is breathing new life into the Association and has been a welcomed addition by all accounts. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman Day one of the NABF convention involving guests and delegates took place today …


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Flores and Ugas victorious

Photos: Brett Carlsen/Premier Boxing Champions

Undefeated featherweight Miguel Flores (21-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Ryan Kielczweski (25-2, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. After ten entertaining back and forth rounds, Flores’ workrate swayed the judges. Scores were 97-93, 96-94, 96-94.

2008 Olympic bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas (16-3, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten welterweight contender Jamal James (20-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 96-94. James stepped in on short notice to replace Bryant Perrella, who was forced to withdraw by the local commission due to an injury.

The card wrapped up PBC’s deal with ESPN.

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Photos: Brett Carlsen/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated featherweight Miguel Flores (21-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision …



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Ferguson-Williams Full Report

Report and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra

Spokane, Washington’s Patrick Ferguson (4-0, 4 KOs) added his fourth and most noteworthy win as a pro on Thursday night at the Fort Belknap Casino in Harlem, Montana, scoring a first round knockout over former world title challenger Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams (29-29-1, 16 KOs), of Detroit. An unexpected rain storm had threatened to cause the cancellation of the outdoor event, but after a delay allowed for the storm to pass and crews to clean up the ring, the event went on. The main event of Silver Wolf Fight Promotions’ eight bout pro-am card between Ferguson and Williams was moved to the first pro slot on the schedule in order to ensure the fight went ahead before more rain moved in.

Ferguson quickly went to work behind his jab as the fight began and dropped Williams with the first hard right hand he threw, landing it flush on the temple. Moments later he dropped Williams once again, catching him with a crisp one-two counter as his opponent pressed forward. After the action was allowed to resume, Ferguson started working the body, landing thudding hooks to the mid-section that were visibly hurting Williams. A vicious left hook to the side dropped Williams to a knee where he would stay as referee Russ Hansen reached the count of ten at 1:41 of the round. (more…)

Report and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra Spokane, Washington’s Patrick Ferguson (4-0, 4 KOs) added his fourth and most noteworthy win …


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Weights from Veracruz, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Tomás Rojas 126 vs. José De San Martín 126
Juan Hernández 115 vs. Dixon Flores 114.50
Lourdes Juarez 109 vs. Guadalupe Batista 108

Venue: Auditorio Benito Juárez
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

By Gabriel F. Cordero Tomás Rojas 126 vs. José De San Martín 126 Juan Hernández 115 vs. Dixon Flores 114.50 …


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Weights from Long Island, NY

Anthony “Showtime” Karperis 139.2 vs. Ariel Duran 140
Johnny “Hitman” Hernandez 135.2 vs. Seifulla Wise 136
Juan Mancilla 154.6 vs. Phillip Legrand 156.6
Dan Cion 167.6 vs. Vincenzo D’Angelo 166.2

Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, New York
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing

Anthony “Showtime” Karperis 139.2 vs. Ariel Duran 140 Johnny “Hitman” Hernandez 135.2 vs. Seifulla Wise 136 Juan Mancilla 154.6 vs. …


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Olympic Boxing Day 7 Recap

The first women’s bouts of the Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament got underway on Friday in Riocentro Pavilion 6, with four bouts at Flyweight (51kg) and Lightweight (60kg). In the men’s Light Flyweight (49kg) Semi-Finals, Yurberjen Martinez made history as the first Colombian to reach an Olympic Boxing gold-medal match, before the Lightweight (60kg) semi-finalists were confirmed along with the last 16 of the Middleweight (75kg) competition. (more…)

The first women’s bouts of the Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament got underway on Friday in Riocentro Pavilion 6, with four …



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Bellew vows to smash BJ Flores

WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) is planning to make his first world title defense in Liverpool on October 15. “It’s looking like it’s going to be BJ Flores and I am really looking forward to it,” Bellew told Sky Sports.

“He’s been mouthing off and following me around for a couple of years and I’m just a little bit fed up with him now. That’s the best way to look at it. I am going to smash BJ Flores to bits and be the first man stop him. All he keeps saying is that I am a light heavyweight, I am this, I am that, so we will soon find out.”

WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) is planning to make his first world title defense in Liverpool on …


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beIN Sports Weights from Mexico

Margarito-Alvarez faceoff

Photos: German Villasenor

From the Revolucion Ave in Tijuana, Mexcio

Antonio Margarito 154 vs. Ramon Alvarez 155 (to be re-weighed)
(WBO Continental super welterweight title)

Venue: Rosarito Convention Center, Mexico, Baja California
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: beIN Sports Espanol (USA), TV Azteca 7 (Mexico)

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Photos: German Villasenor From the Revolucion Ave in Tijuana, Mexcio Antonio Margarito 154 vs. Ramon Alvarez 155 (to be re-weighed) …


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Weights from Puerto Rico

Yomar ‘The Magic’ Alamo 139 vs. Alvaro Ortiz (will weigh in later)
Yamil Álamo 142 vs. Orlando Fernandez 143
Jose Bartolomei 124 vs. Alberto Medina 125
Fabian Lopez 167 vs. Miguel Cruz 167
JanCarlos Rivera 140 vs. Joshua Rodriguez 142
Luis Hernandez 124 vs. Victor Rodriguez 126
Garibaldy Gomez 125 vs. Ramon Bayala 127
Jesus Soler 111 vs. Alexis Diaz 110

Venue: Coliseo Samuel Rodriguez, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Félix Pérez Matias/Black Tiger Promotions

Yomar ‘The Magic’ Alamo 139 vs. Alvaro Ortiz (will weigh in later) Yamil Álamo 142 vs. Orlando Fernandez 143 Jose …


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Mayweather signs Peruvian Zambrano

Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal

WBA Interim Featherweight Champion, Carlos Zambrano (26-0) became the newest member of TMT Promotions.

In a press conference held at Central Panama Restaurant in Panama City, Panama, Foyd Mayweather Jr. announced the adquisition of Zambrano and his intention to help rookie professional fighter Gerardo Murillo Jr. the son of Zambrano’s Panamanian trainer.

“I guarantee that Zambrano will have all of the support to take his career to the next level. He is a talented fighter, tall for his weight division and he is not easy to punch” Mayweather said. (more…)

Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal WBA Interim Featherweight Champion, Carlos Zambrano (26-0) became the newest member of TMT Promotions. …



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Ferguson destroys Williams in first round

By Ricardo Ibarra at ringside

On Thursday evening at the Fort Belknap Casino in Harlem, Montana, former amateur standout Patrick Ferguson (4-0, 4 KOs) scored a first round KO over former world title challenger Rubin Williams (29-29-1, 16 KOs). After a four hour rain delay, Ferguson dropped Williams three times before the bout was halted after 1:41. The fight was the main event of a pro-am show promoted by Silver Wolf Fight Promotions. Full report to come…

By Ricardo Ibarra at ringside On Thursday evening at the Fort Belknap Casino in Harlem, Montana, former amateur standout Patrick …


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Olympic Boxing Day 7 Morning Session

American light flyweight Nico Hernandez was defeated by Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov 3-0, but Hernandez still came away with a bronze medal, the first medal for the U.S. in men’s boxing since 2008.

Colombian light fly Herney Martinez edged Cuban Joahnys Argilagos 2-1 in the other bronze medal match. Martinez will now face Dusmatov for the gold.

American lightweight Carlos Balderas was defeated by Cuban Jorge Alvarez 3-0 in a quarterfinal matchup. Alvarez assured himself of at least a bronze medal with the win.

Cuban middleweight Arlen Lopez knocked out Hungary’s Zoltan Harcsa in the first round.

Canadian Mandy Bujold defeated Yodgoroy of Uzbekistan 3-0 in a women’s flyweight match.

American light flyweight Nico Hernandez was defeated by Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov 3-0, but Hernandez still came away with a bronze …


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Bute says he took contaminated supplement

The “B” Sample of former world champion Lucian Bute turned out positive, just like the “A” Sample. Bute tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine after his fight against Badou Jack on April 30 in Washington DC. He maintains he has never knowingly used illegal products throughout his career in professional boxing. To determine out what happened, his team had all the supplements he used analyzed and found that the problem was with a product identified as “Dynamite PM Night Fuel” prescribed to him by fitness trainer Angel Heredia that was supposed to be free from any illegal substances. The Bute Team says the supplement was contaminated in the lab that prepared it and they have the intention of suing that lab for damages. The details have been sent to the DC Commission. In the meantime, Bute is in training at the Grant Brothers Gym and ready to resume his career.

The “B” Sample of former world champion Lucian Bute turned out positive, just like the “A” Sample. Bute tested positive …


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Angulo: I don’t like to beat up my countrymen but this is a business

All-action fan favorite Alfredo “Perro” Angulo (24-5, 20 KOs) is putting the finishing touches on his preparations for his August 27 Spike-televised middleweight clash with Freddy “Riel” Hernandez (33-8, 22 KOs) at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

“I know that this will be a very entertaining fight,” said Angulo during a media day Thursday. “My opponent and I both have a lot of pride. We fight like true Mexican warriors and will leave it all in the ring. I don’t expect this to go the decision but I am ready to battle for every round. Fans don’t question fights between two Mexican fighters. Everyone loves those kinds of matchups, like Morales-Barrera. Those fights are must watch. The Mexican style is to go head-to-head and toe-to-toe. Fighting a guy like this is always dangerous. I don’t like to beat up my countrymen but this is a business and I want to have the crowd chant my name, just like he does.”

All-action fan favorite Alfredo “Perro” Angulo (24-5, 20 KOs) is putting the finishing touches on his preparations for his August …


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48th NABF Convention opens in Washington, D.C.

Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The 48th NABF convention informally opened tonight with a cocktail reception at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Some 250 delegates are expected to be in attendance. The official opening with be Friday morning, with the day being filled with several speakers, then capping off with the banquet in the grand ballroom. Saturday will see reports from the committees on ratings, USNBC, female, ring officials and the 2017 convention. The referees seminar will be also be held simultaneously. Sunday will see the judges seminar followed by the Washington vs Atlanta major league baseball game.

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Photos: Boxing Bob Newman The 48th NABF convention informally opened tonight with a cocktail reception at the Washington Court Hotel …


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Team Nietes preparing for ex-champ Edgar Sosa

With a little more than a month from Donnie Nietes’ 112lb debut fight against well-respected former junior flyweight titleholder Edgar Sosa, Nietes’ camp is confident about their fighter’s chances. According to his trainer, Edmund Villamor, Donnie is more conditioned at four pounds higher than the weight he was in for the past years, saying “he (Donnie) is normally at 120-125lbs now. Making the 108lb limit takes more effort from him than the flyweight.” Villamor also added that they are ready for Sosa, specifying their focus on being able to adjust for whatever Sosa’s strategy will be. (more…)

With a little more than a month from Donnie Nietes’ 112lb debut fight against well-respected former junior flyweight titleholder Edgar …


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Langford: I’ve got the tools to beat Eubank

Undefeated middleweight Tommy Langford (17-0, 6 KOs) is confident he has what it takes to win the British title against current beltholder Chris Eubank Jr (23-1, 18 KOs). “I’m delighted Frank Warren has won the purse bid and that I’ll be fighting for the famous Lonsdale Belt,” said Langford. “I need a scalp of his magnitude to project my profile and Eubank is one of the biggest names on the scene at the moment.

“We’ve sparred in the recent past and, though you can’t take too much into that, I know what he does well and what he doesn’t do well and believe my style exploits his. Sure, Chris Jr is dangerous but Billy Joe Saunders exposed his limitations with his quality and movement. I know I’ve got the tools to beat him, I hope he doesn’t do his usual when it comes to a big threat and vacate the title.”

Undefeated middleweight Tommy Langford (17-0, 6 KOs) is confident he has what it takes to win the British title against …


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Olympic Boxing Day 6 Recap

Thursday’s Olympic boxing action witnessed two more sessions of unmissable action across four weight categories; Bantamweight (56kg), Light Welterweight (64kg), Welterweight (68kg) and Light Heavyweight (81kg). Of the 17 countries to emerge victorious, Morocco’s World Champion Mohammed Rabii got his Olympics off to a winning start, Britain’s Josh Buatsi secured an explosive win, and Kazakh Daniyar Yeleussinov looking in typically ruthless mood. (more…)

Thursday’s Olympic boxing action witnessed two more sessions of unmissable action across four weight categories; Bantamweight (56kg), Light Welterweight (64kg), …


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Margarito-Alvarez final press conference

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Former IBF welterweight world champion Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (39-8, 27 KOs) faced off with Canelo’s older brother Ramon “Inocente” Álvarez (23-4-2, 15 KOs) at the final press conference for Saturday’s clash at the Centro de Convenciones in Rosarito, Baja California.

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Ramon Alvarez: Margarito is a warrior, I am also. I have no doubt of my triumph and it doesn’t scare me to fight in the house of Margarito. I also have my fans here who will support me.

Antonio Margarito: As always, I prepared 100%. I’m feeling very well, I hope Alvarez is too. I will give everything second by second and I’m going to win. I don’t see how I can lose and after this we’ll go for the world title.

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former IBF welterweight world champion Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (39-8, 27 KOs) faced off with Canelo’s …


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ESPN Weights from Verona, NY

Miguel Flores 127 vs. Ryan Kielczweski 127.25
Jamal James 146 vs. Yordenis Ugas 146.75
Josue Vargas 140.25 vs. Ira Terry 133
Darnell Pierce 191 vs. Louis King 184
Ronnie Robidoux 166 vs. Greg Thomas 168
Michael Pryor 155 vs. Daniel Castro 156
Larry Gleeson 149 vs. Simon Sayes 152.5
Jonathan Perez 127.75 vs. Badraiel Smith 127.5

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York,
Promoter: Kings Boxing
TV: ESPN

Miguel Flores 127 vs. Ryan Kielczweski 127.25 Jamal James 146 vs. Yordenis Ugas 146.75 Josue Vargas 140.25 vs. Ira Terry …


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GYM boxers join VADA/WBC Clean Boxing Program

Groupe Yvon Michel’s (GYM) world-ranked boxers, Adonis Stevenson, Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez and Artur Beterbiev, have all enrolled in the new VADA/WBC Clean Boxing Program (CBP), created by Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) and the World Boxing Council (WBC). The fighters now may be blood and/or urine tested anytime, 365 days per year. They must be available at all times for an unexpected test. All of the WBC champions and WBC top 15-ranked fighters have until September 9 to conform to the new protocol or they will be removed from the WBC rankings and suspended from any activity in the WBC.

WBC world light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson stated, “I am fully in favor of these new measures so all of us in the program will be playing on the same playing field.”

Groupe Yvon Michel’s (GYM) world-ranked boxers, Adonis Stevenson, Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez and Artur Beterbiev, have all enrolled in the …


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Juanma-Vazquez Jr feud heats up

During an intense press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs) and former world champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez (24-6-1, 19 KOs) faced off at the kickoff announcement for their October 8th grudge match to resolve their bitter feud at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.

Photo: Victor Planas/Black Tiger Promotions
Photo: Victor Planas/Black Tiger Promotions

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Everyone knows my thinking towards ‘Juanma.’ No more trash talk because I will not lose my focus. I was training for a fight on June 25 but that fight was canceled and thank God this fight was offered. I’ve never ducked anyone. I’ve never gotten any credit from señor Juanma Lopez. I’ve taken his crap and responded to those comments and now the fight is made. I will show Juanma Lopez that sacrifice defeats talent.

Juanma Lopez: This fight comes from many years of talk from Papito Vazquez. I said if you want to fight me, they have to pay me what I was worth as the time. I didn’t say that if you were receiving this, I have to get that. I don’t fight for names, I fight for business. I don’t fight for reputation, but it’s necessary to be a famous person so people will see it…I remember a video where Papito said he would fight me for free at 130lbs or 160lbs, but in negotiations, you wanted a catchweight of less than 130 and now want 50%.

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: I fight at 126 and spoke of 126, but then said 130, but if we’re going to change the rules let’s make the fight 15 rounds.

During an intense press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs) …


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Mayfield: Eyubov will not be able to last the whole ten rounds with me

Welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov is 10-0 with 10 KOs. Karim Mayfield (19-3-1, 11 KOs) has lost three of his last four. But, formerly world rated Mayfield says Eyubov is going down against him. “He’s a very strong guy, but I’m more experienced than he is for sure,” said Mayfield. “He comes out looking for the first-round knockout by swinging with everything he’s got and he’s going to find it doesn’t work on me. He doesn’t show too much footwork either, so he’s going to have trouble. I expect to bring it to him and for him to not be able to last the whole ten rounds with me.”

Mayfield will take on Eyubov in the 10-round opening fight on the August 19 ShoBox telecast from Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. (more…)

Welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov is 10-0 with 10 KOs. Karim Mayfield (19-3-1, 11 KOs) has lost three of his last four. …


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Olympics Day 6 morning highlights

The U.S. Boxing Team is off to a 6-1 start and will enjoy an off day today.

UK light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi knocked out Elshod Rasulov in round three. Buatsi may be the best fighter in this tournament.

Canadian light welter Arthur Biyarslanov defeated Jordan’s Obada Alkasbeh 3-0.

Irish welterweight Steven Donnelly edged Mongolian Tuvshinbat Byamba 2-1.

Cuban welterweight Roniel Iglesias scored a second round TKO over Armenia’s Vladimir Margaryan.

Cuban bantamweight Robeisy Ramirez defeated India’s Shiva Thapa 3-0.

The U.S. Boxing Team is off to a 6-1 start and will enjoy an off day today. UK light heavyweight …


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Frank Warren wins Eubank Jr-Langford purse bid

WBC #2, WBA #2, IBF #5, WBO #9 middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (23-1, 18 KOs) recently let a big money world title fight against Gennady Golovkin slip away to Kell Brook. Now it looks like he will defend his British belt against unbeaten WBO #2 Commonwealth beltholder Tommy Langford (17-0, 6 KOs) after promoter Frank Warren today won the purse bid to stage the fight. Eubank-Langford will take place at a venue and date to be confirmed.

WBC #2, WBA #2, IBF #5, WBO #9 middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (23-1, 18 KOs) recently let a big …


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Broadway Boxing returns Sept 1 at Foxwoods

Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment, returns Thursday night, September 1, to the Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Lightweight prospects Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KOs) and “Nice” Nick DeLomba (10-1, 2 KOs) will throw-down in the eight-round main event.

Super featherweight Dardan Zenunaj (12-1, 9 KOs), a former World Boxing Association (WBA) International champion, and undefeated Cuban amateur standout Luis “The Lion” Garcia (14-0, 11 KOs) are also scheduled to be in action in separate eight-round bouts.

Additional fights on the card will be announced shortly.

Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment, returns Thursday night, September 1, to the Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino in …


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Juanma returns against WV2 on October 8

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In a clash of former world champions, Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs) will return against Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez, Jr (24-6-1, 19 KOs) on October 8 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The popular 33-year-old Juanma returns for the first time since September 2014. He suffered bad KOs in some of his most recent fights, but is now looking to resume his career.

The 32-year-old WV2 dropped both his fights in 2015, and looks to get back on track against a big name.

The event will be promoted by Black Tiger Promotions.

In a clash of former world champions, Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs) will return against Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez, …


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John David Jackson talks Kovalev-Ward

Top boxing trainer John David Jackson talks about WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev’s fight against Andre Ward. The 53-year-old Jackson, a former two-division world champion, has been training Kovalev since 2012.

Photo: Craig Bennett/Main Events
Photo: Craig Bennett/Main Events

On Ward’s contention that he’s a combination of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins:

No, he is far from Roy, and Floyd and he has a little bit of Bernard in him. Listen, Ward is good at what Ward does. His style is different from everybody else’s and he has mastered that. It is not the most exciting style in the world and it’s not a fan favorite, but it works for him and it got him to be as good as he is today and you can’t take him lightly. So it works for him and whatever shortcomings he has we have to expose that in this fight. So for him to say he like Roy, no. Floyd? No. A little like Bernard? Yes. But he is not them. He is Ward and that works for him. He should be happy with what he’s done and not compare himself to those fighters. He should be happy with what he’s done but he can’t do what they did. (more…)

Top boxing trainer John David Jackson talks about WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev’s fight against Andre Ward. The 53-year-old …


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Heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin continues to await a resolution on his status from the WBC. The mandatory challenger for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was sidelined after a trace amount of a recently banned substance was found in his system.

Even if Povetkin is allowed back, Wilder is reportedly out for the rest of the year with hand and arm injuries. So an interim title fight could be a possibility.

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants other heavyweights to quit trash-talking him on Twitter. “To all potential challengers..please don’t waste our time with fake hype! Serious applications only!!!”

In other news, former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin is recovering after recently suffering a gunshot wound in the forearm. The incident took place at 5AM in downtown Los Angeles after an altercation with two unknown assailants.

WBO jr flyweight champion Donnie Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion, will soon be vacating his title to move to the flyweight division. ALA Sports President/CEO Michael Aldeguer told Fightnews.com® “We cannot say officially but there are plans for Nietes to vacate. We still have to clear it out with the WBO. We should know by August 17.”

Former world champion Johnny Gonzalez returns September 24 against Hirotsugu Yamamoto at a site to be named in Mexico.

On Tuesday, Riverside Police Officers teamed up with undefeated former two-time WBO world champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) to hand out one hundred backpacks and various school supplies to local kids.

Friday’s ESPN card looks like the end of the line for boxing on the network for the foreseeable future.

Congratulations to New England writer Jason Marchetti and his wife Liza on the birth of their daughter Ramona Jane! Ramona entered the ring Tuesday weighing 8 pounds and ten ounces. The proud daddy said: “She’s looking like a welterweight to me!”

Heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin continues to await a resolution on his status from the WBC. The mandatory challenger for WBC …










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