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.

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Joseph Parker Management Team Splits

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) is hopeful he can defend the title in September but there has been a split in his management team, David Higgins and Dean Lonergan of Duco Events, who confirmed they have parted ways to the New Zealand Herald Newspaper. “I’m aiming towards a fight in September. Dean and David are still sorting out their split and I feel like I work well with both guys. I should find out in the next few days for sure,” Parker told the Herald on Sunday.

Parker defended the championship successfully against Razvan Cojanu scoring a one sided decision on May 6 in Auckland, New Zealand, after mandatory challenger Hughie Fury withdrew citing a back injury.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) is hopeful he can defend …


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The 12th Round: International Reciprocity

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

Boxing is a world sport. It has a rich history in many countries of the world and it is practiced with great success both in the amateur and professional field.

International reciprocity among boxing entities is a must in order to continue protecting our sport, especially to protect the integrity of the fighters. Boxing has come a long way from the dark days in which it was very common to see those criminal pirates acting all over putting the lives of the fighters on the line committing all kinds of unlawful actions; Some of those common actions were:

– Delivering fighters without boxing license or without medical approval to fight.
– Falsifying papers and delivering fighters with fake names.
– Delivering fighters who had suffered recent knockouts.
– Contracting fights and paying the fighters a very small amount compared to the fee paid for their services by the promoter.
– Falsifying medical records……

And so many more…… (more…)

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son Boxing is a world sport. It has a rich history in …



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Tim Tszyu remains undefeated

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former amateur middleweight star Tim Tszyu (5-0, 4 KOs) remained unbeaten when he dominated Adam Fitzsimmons (2-2) in their scheduled six round bout at the QT Gold Coast Hotel at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Tszyu dropped Fitzsimmons in round three and Fitzsimmons’ corner retired their charge who had an eye injury at the conclusion of the round. Tszyu is the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former amateur middleweight star Tim Tszyu (5-0, 4 KOs) remained unbeaten when he …


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Brook suffers broken eye socket (again)

Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook reportedly broke his left eye socket in Saturday’s night’s eleventh round TKO loss to Errol Spence Jr. in Sheffield, England. In his previous fight, a TKO loss to middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin last September, Brook suffered a broken right eye socket.

Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook reportedly broke his left eye socket in Saturday’s night’s eleventh round TKO loss to …




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Horn steps up training

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) will be sparring with WBA #4 light-welterweight Czar Amonsot (34-3-3, 22 KOs) this week to step up preparation for his July 2 WBO welterweight challenge against Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail has reported.

Horn’s team is also negotiating with Kostya Tszyu’s old rival, former world champ Zab Judah from New York, to be another sparring partner after Olympic great Vasyl Lomachenko finally rejected an offer to visit Brisbane.

“I think Czar will be great sparring for Jeff,” Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton said. “He’s been undefeated for years and is a former Pacquiao sparring partner. He’s tough and aggressive and fight fit!”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) will be sparring with WBA #4 …


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Ceja destroys Moreno in three, Estrada outpoints Juarez in WBC eliminators

In a WBC super bantamweight eliminator, Julio “Pollito” Ceja (31-2, 28 KOs) scored an explosive third round KO over local favorite Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (36-6-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Amador Convention Center in Panama City, Panama. Ceja caught Moreno in a corner and blasted him to the canvas with a left uppercut to win the WBC Silver championship in the superbantam division.

Photo: Julio Archibold

In a WBC minimumweight eliminator, #2 rated Leroy “Sensacional” Estrada (16-2, 6 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Saul “Baby” Juarez (23-6-1, 12 KOs). Scores were 117-110, 115-112, 117-110.

In a WBC super bantamweight eliminator, Julio “Pollito” Ceja (31-2, 28 KOs) scored an explosive third round KO over local …


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Salido overcomes knockdown, stops Perez

Photos: Zanfer promotions

Former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (44-13-4, 31 KOs) was victorious when Aristedas Perez (30-10-2, 16 KOs) didn’t come out for round eight in a junior lightweight fight on Saturday night in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. Some tense moments for Salido when he was dropped in round three, but he stormed back to dominate the rest of the fight.

In a WBC female interim light flyweight world title clash, Kenia Enriquez (19-1, 9 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Maria “Mary” Salinas (15-6-3, 5 KOs). A body shot finished Salinas.

Light flyweight Gilberto “Parrita” Parra (25-3, 20 KOs) outpointed journeyman Jose Rivas (14-11-4, 7 KOs) over eight rounds. photos

Photos: Zanfer promotions Former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (44-13-4, 31 KOs) was victorious when Aristedas Perez (30-10-2, 16 KOs) …


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Filipino Heno’s OPBF coronation reversed to a draw

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Filipino Edward Heno once acquired the vacant OPBF light-flyweight belt (recently renounced by WBC titleholder-to-be Shiro Ken) by a majority decision (115-113, 115-112, 114-114) over Japanese local favorite Seita Ogido on Sunday (May 21) in Okinawa, Japan, but it was reversed to a majority draw (114-114 twice, 115-112) on the next day and the OPBF belt will remain vacant. After the reversed verdict, Heno is still unbeaten, 10-0-5, 4 KOs and Ogido 11-2-3, 3 KOs.

We, Japanese people, have been proud of our quick and accurate calculation due to our traditional education. When you visit Japan, you may feel comfortable in shopping to see every salesclerk or shop assistant quickly calculate the amount that you must pay and the change that you will get back. Our pride and privilege are gone with this incident in Okinawa, which had never happened before.

Now that the OPBF 108-pound belt was left vacant, there will be a title bout between them with the vacant championship on the line in the near future.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Filipino Edward Heno once acquired the vacant OPBF light-flyweight belt (recently renounced by …



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Spence dethrones Brook in barnburner

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

Undefeated #1 contender Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) scored a hard fought eleventh round KO over former IBF welterweight champion Kell “The Special One” Brook (36-2, 25 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 27,000 raucous fans at the outdoor Bramall Football Ground in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. In an action packed fight, Spence dropped Brook with a body shot in round ten. In the eleventh round, Brook finally took a knee and stayed down for the count. His left eye was a mess. By defeating Brook, Spence gained the IBF welterweight champion title. Time was 1:47.

Spence became the first American to dethrone an Englishman on British soil in nearly a decade. (more…)

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime Undefeated #1 contender Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) scored a hard fought …


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Groves TKOs Chudinov to claim WBA 168 belt

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

In a clash for the vacant WBA super middleweight world championship, three-time world title challenger “Saint” George Groves (26-3, 19 KOs) won his first world title by scoring a sixth round TKO over former WBA super middleweight king Fedor Chudinov (14-2, 10 KOs). Chudinov did well until he was rocked by Groves in round six. Groves attacked furiously, while Chudinov covered up. Although Chudinov didn’t appear particularly hurt, he wasn’t firing back to the satisfaction of British referee Steve Gray, who crowned his countryman at 1:13.

“I’ve got no words,” Groves said filled of joy. “It’s a lifetime’s work achieved. I’m over the moon. I want to thank everyone who made this happen, Shane McGuigan who has resurrected my career, and now I’m mature enough to admit that he brings the best out of me. In the end, I would have carried on punching until everyone had left and they kicked me out. I wasn’t going to let this belt slip. [Chudinov] was catching me around the back of the head from the start, he has really devastatingly long arms, but I found my feet.” (more…)

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime In a clash for the vacant WBA super middleweight world championship, three-time world title challenger …


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IBF Update on Uzcategui-Dirrell

On Thursday, May 25 the IBF received a written request from Jose Uzcategui’s advisor Sean Gibbons and his promoter Zanfer Promotions asking for a review of the Uzcategui vs. Dirrell bout that took place on May 20, at the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino in Baltimore, MD. Uzcategui’s camp claims that Referee Bill Clancy made an erroneous call when ruling that their fighter deliberately punched Andre Dirrell after the bell. They have requested that the IBF review the fight and order an immediate rematch. The IBF will consider the rematch on this coming Tuesday, May 30.

At that time the organization will also confer on disciplinary action against Leon Lawson for punching Jose Uzcateqgui in the ring on that night. A fighter’s safety in the ring is of great importance to the IBF and Lawson’s action will be addressed by the organization.

On Thursday, May 25 the IBF received a written request from Jose Uzcategui’s advisor Sean Gibbons and his promoter Zanfer …


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Groves-Chudinov on Facebook, YouTube

Showtime Sports will offer a fully-produced Facebook and YouTube live stream of the George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov WBA super middleweight world championship bout today from Sheffield, England. Groves vs. Chudinov will serve as a prelude to the welterweight title bout between IBF world champion Kell Brook and undefeated challenger Errol Spence Jr., which will air live on Showtime.

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Live coverage of Groves vs. Chudinov will be provided by Sky Sports Box Office with sportscasters Adam Smith and Carl Froch and will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT exclusively in the U.S. on the Showtime Sports Facebook page and the Showtime Sports YouTube channel. These platforms will be geo-blocked outside the U.S.

Showtime Sports will offer a fully-produced Facebook and YouTube live stream of the George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov WBA super …



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Lovemore Ndou talks about Paquiao-Horn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou talks about the WBO welterweight title bout between champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Jeff Horn on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia with a predicted live gate of 55,000 fight fans in attendance that will be a record in Australian boxing

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou talks about the WBO welterweight title bout between …


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Ndongeni returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Former IBO lightweight champion Xolisani Ndongeni returns to action for the first time in nearly seven months when he meets Razak Nettey of Ghana over ten rounds in a lightweight bout at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Sunday afternoon.
The fight will be shown live on SS9 on Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. Ndongeni relinquished the IBO belt in October last year before his fight with Juan Garcia Mendez. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former IBO lightweight champion Xolisani Ndongeni returns to action for the first time in nearly seven months …


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Kanat Islam still unbeaten

Undefeated WBA #4, WBO #6 super welterweight Kanat Islam (24-0, 19 KOs) remained unbeaten with a clear-cut victory over Norberto Gonzalez (23-9, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Boca Raton Resort & Spa in Boca Raton, Florida. Islam won by twelve round unanimous decision in a clash for the WBA Intercontinental and WBO NABO belts. The two-time Olympic star from Kazakhstan is hoping to land a title shot by the end of the year.

Undefeated WBA #4, WBO #6 super welterweight Kanat Islam (24-0, 19 KOs) remained unbeaten with a clear-cut victory over Norberto …


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Conlan, Saucedo, Alvarado win in Chicago

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Top Rank

In the main event from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, Irish Olympic hero, Michael “Mick” Conlan (2-0, 2 KOs), gave most of the fans what they wanted with a (somewhat sloppy) 3rd round TKO over Alfredo Chanez (4-5, 2 KOs). Conlan busted up and dropped Chanez in round one with a right uppercut to the head, had his way in round two, and ended matters late in the 3rd, 2:59 to be exact, with a right hand to the left side of Chanez’s ribcage. The Mexican fighter, who spent the majority of his abbreviated evening looking towards referee Celestino Ruiz for assistance, complaining of one perceived foul or another, was deemed unfit to continue after rising from the canvas.

Top Rank is pulling out all the stops with Conlan, convinced that they have a major attraction on their hands. While the Irishman is only two fights into his pro career, his amateur pedigree, exciting style, and GQ cover looks suggest that their optimism may not be misguided.

In welterweight action, Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (25-0, 15 KOs) kept his undefeated streak rolling with an eight-round decision win over talented, but outgunned, Wilberth Lopez (18-8, 13 KOs) Tucson, AZ. Saucedo stalked Lopez throughout, frequently landing shots that would have rendered lesser fighters horizontal. Lopez, however, doesn’t get stopped and provided enough movement and return fire from his southpaw stance to occasionally make things interesting. One knockdown in the fight, late in the first, courtesy of a bullet right hand to the chin delivered by Saucedo. At the conclusion, all three judges saw it for “El Cholo,” 77-74 and 78-73 twice.

Former WBO super lightweight Champion Mike Alvarado returned after an 11-month layoff, defeating Matthew Strode (24-5, 9 KOs) Marion, NC, with an impressive stoppage in round two of a scheduled ten-round welterweight battle. Fans hoping to see how much Alvarado (37-4, 25 KOs) still had remaining in the tank didn’t have much to go on, as “Mile High” Mike simply ran over the game, but outclassed Strode. The end came after a pinpoint four punch combination to the head wobbled Strode so severely that referee Dr. David Smith felt compelled to end the contest. Official time was announced as 2:40 of the second. (more…)

By Craig Wick at ringside Photos: Top Rank In the main event from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, Irish Olympic hero, Michael …



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Moreno, Ceja make weight in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Julio Ceja 120.5 vs. Anselmo Moreno 121.75 – on second attempt.
(WBC super bantamweight eliminator)

Saul “Baby” Juarez 104.75 vs. Leroy Estrada 104
(WBC minimumweight eliminator)

Luis Rueda 134 vs. Barnie Arguelles 134.5
Rafael May 146 vs. Alberto Mosquera 147
Iwier Henriquez 117 vs. Luis Rios 118
Yohan Vasquez 125.75 vs. Jose Graterol 124.75
Wilman Contreras 140.5 vs. Juan Huertas 139.5
Damian Rodríguez 149.75 vs. William Gonzalez 150
Nelson Guillen 133.75 vs. Jose Nuñez 134.5
Mayte Aguilar 132.5 vs. Monica Henao 133.75

Venue: Centro de Convenciones Amador
Promoter: Laguna Boxing Promotions
First fight starts 7:30 pm

Photos

By Héctor Villarreal Julio Ceja 120.5 vs. Anselmo Moreno 121.75 – on second attempt. (WBC super bantamweight eliminator) Saul “Baby” …


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Salido, Perez weights from Obregon, Mexico

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Orlando Salido 133.5 vs. Aristides Pérez 133.5

Kenia Enriquez 107.5 vs. Mary Salinas 107.5
Gilberto Parra 108 vs. José Rivas 108
Elvis Torres 132 vs. Antonio Bustamante 133
Jessica Nery Plata 112.2 vs. Delia López 112.2
Bryan Mosiños 114 vs. Raúl Esquer 113.5
Melissa Esquivel 125.5 vs. Beatriz Arambure 125.5
Julio Barraza 132 vs. Diego Ledesma 134
Guadalupe Ramírez 133 vs. Julio López 132
Sulem Urbina 113 vs. Carol Castro 113

Venue: Expo Obregon, Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
TV: TV Azteca, Bein Sports
Promoter: Zanfer

Photos

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Orlando Salido 133.5 vs. Aristides Pérez 133.5 Kenia Enriquez 107.5 vs. Mary Salinas 107.5 Gilberto Parra 108 …


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Mohoumadi-Rebrassé for EBU 168lb title

By Marco Bratusch

New European super middleweight king Hadillah Mohoumadi (22-4-1, 16 KOs) will defend his continental laurel in a voluntary affair against his French countryman Christophe Rebressé (25-5-3, 6 KOs) in what can be seen a very intriguing matchup between two tough, durable men. The boxers met and greeted each other recently at the MK Events card in Paris, since both men are now promoted by Malamine Koné whose promotion company will announce date and venue for the bout during the following weeks. Mohoumadi won the EBU title for the second time in his career early this month against Mariano Hilario in Spain via comfortable decision. Rebrassé held the same title in 2014 when he stopped Ali Ndiaye in round 4 to avenge a deeply home-cooked split draw decision which had prevented him to win the vacant belt at the end of their first encounter in 2013. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch New European super middleweight king Hadillah Mohoumadi (22-4-1, 16 KOs) will defend his continental laurel in a …


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Brook, Spence, Groves, Chudinov make weight

Kell Brook 146.7 vs. Errol Spence Jr 146.6
(IBF welterweight title)

George Groves 167.5 vs. Fedor Chudinov 167.25
(WBA super middleweight title)

Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Showtime

Kell Brook 146.7 vs. Errol Spence Jr 146.6 (IBF welterweight title) George Groves 167.5 vs. Fedor Chudinov 167.25 (WBA super …


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Vera defends NABA title July 15th

By David Finger

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing showcases a lineup of contenders and former champions Saturday July 15th at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona. In the main event, WBA #7 ranked super welterweight John “The Phenom” Vera (16-0, 10 KOs) defends his NABA title against former WBO Latino champion Daniel Rosario (11-2, 10 KOs). Vera is coming off a tough split decision win over former WBO world title challenger Salim Larbi back in January, and is looking to position himself into a world title fight with a dominant performance over Rosario. (more…)

By David Finger Roy Jones Jr. Boxing showcases a lineup of contenders and former champions Saturday July 15th at the …


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Moloney Brothers return on June 3

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #11 bantamweight Andrew Moloney (12-0) will clash with Aramis Solis (16-4) over ten rounds at the Function Centre, Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia on June 3. In other action, Andrew’s brother WBA #9 super bantamweight Jason Moloney (12-0) will do battle against Emanuel Aramdariz (12-2-2) over ten rounds. Also classy super-middleweight Jayde Mitchell (13-1-0) will be in against Istvan Zeller (37-15-0) over ten rounds. Promoter is Lynden Hosking, with Stuart Duncan doing the matchmaking.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #11 bantamweight Andrew Moloney (12-0) will clash with Aramis Solis (16-4) over …


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Weights from Boca Raton, Florida

Kanat Islam 153.8 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 154
(WBO/NABO & WBA Intercontinental Junior Middleweight titles)
Zhonkosh Turarov 150.8 vs. Gustavo Garibay 151
Mike Balogun 240 vs. Terrance Marbra 217.6
Zhang Zhilei 250.6 vs. Curtis Harper 244
Dagoberto Aguero 118 vs. Gustavo Molina 123.8
Jonathan Perez 135.6 vs. Raul Chirino 134
Bruce Lutchmedial 156.6 vs. Christopher Salerno 159.8

Promoter: Nelsons Promotions
Venue: Boca Raton Resort and Spa
1st Bell: 7 PM ET
TV: Fite.TV and TvTibi at 8 PM ET

Kanat Islam 153.8 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 154 (WBO/NABO & WBA Intercontinental Junior Middleweight titles) Zhonkosh Turarov 150.8 vs. Gustavo Garibay …


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Weights from Chicago

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Michael Conlan 123.5 vs. Alfredo Chanez 121.5
Alex Saucedo 142 vs. Wilberth Lopez 143
Mike Alvarado 147 vs. Matthew Strode 147
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 153 vs. Daniel Echeverria 154.5

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

More weights and video

By Przemek Garczarczyk Michael Conlan 123.5 vs. Alfredo Chanez 121.5 Alex Saucedo 142 vs. Wilberth Lopez 143 Mike Alvarado 147 …


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Brandon Rios returns June 11

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-3-1, 24 KOs) returns to the ring to take on Mexico’s Aaron Herrera (32-6-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of a Special Edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Sunday, June 11 from The Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.

Televised coverage begins at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT after the Mexico vs. USA World Cup qualifier on FS1 and FOX Deportes and will feature unbeaten Mario Barrios (18-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight contest against Mexico’s Jose Luis Rodriguez (23-8-1, 13 KOs) and undefeated prospect Jose Miguel Borrego (11-0, 10 KOs) squaring-off against once-beaten Kevin Watts (11-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight bout. (more…)

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-3-1, 24 KOs) returns to the ring to take on Mexico’s Aaron Herrera …


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WBA won’t sanction Mayweather-McGregor

The WBA views a possible fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor as nothing more than an exhibition and will not sanction the bout.

“I believe that this would only be an exhibition match,” said World Boxing Association President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza said during a press conference on Thursday in Panama. I don’t think that it’s good for boxing for this to be endorsed as an official fight. I think both are great athletes, but Floyd is retired and if he wants to return there are great boxers he can face to give a good show.

“I know this fight may take place. However, I want to make clear that the World Boxing Association will not be involved in the event. We respect both athletes and I think Mayweather has proven to be the best, just as McGregor has done in the UFC, but a fight between the two, if it happens, shouldn’t be more than an exhibition.”

The WBA views a possible fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor as nothing more than an exhibition and will …


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WBA suspends judges, orders N’Dam-Murata, Barthelemy-Relikh rematches

The WBA has announced that judges Gustavo Padilla and Hubert Earle are suspended for six months after their scoring in the Hassan N’Dam and Ryota Murata WBA middleweight title fight last Saturday in Japan. They will then have to pass some tests before being allowed to judge again for fights sanctioned by the WBA and its regional bodies.

The organization cannot take similar action against judges John Gradowski, Henry Grant and Don Risher, who judged the fight between Rances Barthelemy and Kiryl Relikh because in the USA, it’s the local commissions select the judges, however the WBA will inform the Maryland Commission of their view in the matter.

In both cases, the WBA is ordering rematches.

The WBA is also considering incorporating a fourth judge with the WBA Supervisor also scoring the fight. This card can be requested by either fighter in the event of a controversial decision or as a tie-breaker in a draw.

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The WBA has suspended Andre Dirrell trainer Leon Lawson Jr. indefinitely for his sucker punch of Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui after Saturday night’s fight.

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The WBA will respect due process in the case of heavyweight Shannon Briggs, who tested positive testosterone in the test conducted by VADA. He is entitled to request the opening of the B test.

The WBA has announced that judges Gustavo Padilla and Hubert Earle are suspended for six months after their scoring in …


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Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne Returns June 2

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) will return to ring action on June 2nd against American journeyman Mathew Greer (16-20, 13 KOs) at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Browne talked to Paul Nasari on radio 2BACR 100.9FM.

“I’m extremely happy to be getting back in the ring. It has been over a year now without fighting.” Browne said. “I have been training six days week. I will be fighting June 2nd at Club Punchbowl in Sydney. It’s been a long time since I boxed in Sydney. I’m going to put on a good show in front of the home crowd.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) will return …


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IBF to Launch Silk Road Championship Tournament

During the productive and fruitful week of the IBF 34th Annual Convention in St. Petersburg, FL, IBF executive officers along with representatives and boxing promoters from the B & R Region (Silk Road Economic Belt & 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road) met to discuss the establishment of the IBF B&R Region and the launching of the IBF Silk Road Championship Tournament. The B&R Region is made up of approximately 70 countries spanning from Asia, through Africa and the Middle East, to the Baltics and Europe. The purpose of this multinational tournament is to stimulate boxing in the region and provide a platform, not only for fighters to develop their professional boxing careers, but to provide opportunities for promoters in the region to produce quality boxing events for boxing fans to enjoy as well. The Silk Road Championship Tournament will take place in numerous countries following the path of the “Silk Road” throughout Eurasia and Africa. (more…)

During the productive and fruitful week of the IBF 34th Annual Convention in St. Petersburg, FL, IBF executive officers along …


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34th IBF convention officially closes

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman

The final meeting of the 34th annual IBF convention was held this morning in St. Petersburg, FL. The first order of the day was taking suggestions for next year’s convention. Possible sites include: St. Petersburg (Russia), Rome, Philippines, Macau (China) and Philadelphia. After cost analysis, federation exposure and travel feasibility, a decision will be rendered and made public. That was all the content of the closing meeting and with that, IBF president Daryl Peoples officially closed the 34th convention, bidding fare travels to the assembled delegates until next year, wherever that may be.

A private directorate meeting will be held this afternoon, in which matters concerning the Andre Dirrell-Jose Uzcategui fight as well as issues concerning the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko rematch and mandatory defense obligations will be deliberated and ruled upon. Fightnews.com will dispense the news as we learn it.

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman The final meeting of the 34th annual IBF convention was held this morning …


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Farenas headlines at Fight Club OC Show

Six pro bouts are set for next Thursday’s Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. The June 1 st show will be highlighted by an eight-round featured bout starring lightweight contender 41-5 Michael Farenas. The Filipino who goes by the nickname “Hammer Fist” has been inactive for the past 16 months but now Has moved to Los Angeles with a new trainer and management, and is ready to get back in the lightweight title picture. Farenas will face Mexicali’s tough Oscar Mora in this solid eight round bout. (more…)

Six pro bouts are set for next Thursday’s Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & …


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Kevin Rivers victorious in comeback fight

Hollywood came out in full force to catch a night filled with action-packed boxing matches, live performances and more at the B. Riley & Co. 8th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. The star-studded evening of boxing presented by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions benefitted the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and its mission to fund life-changing research, care and awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images for Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

In the main event to the exclusive charity boxing soiree, Kevin “K-Smoove” Rivers, Jr. (14-1, 10 KOs) took on Mexico City’s rugged Roberto “Escorpión” Pucheta (10-11-1, 6 KOs) in a six round lightweight bout. Rivers, Jr., returning to the ring after a 16 month absence, turned up the heat in the third round throwing combinations, giving his opponent a bloody nose late in the round. “K-Smoove” found his groove as the rounds progressed, landing with accuracy. The judges scored the bout all in favor of the East Coast fighter, awarding Rivers, Jr. the unanimous decision win with scores of 60-54, 58-56, and 59-55. (more…)

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Annual IBF Awards Banquet

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman

Some 300+ delegates of the IBF/USBA 34th annual convention were on hand to celebrate the best in boxing at the annual awards banquet Wednesday evening. Emcee duties were expertly handled by former NFL guard with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles Ian Beckles.

Current awards, as well as some overdue rings were presented as follows:

IBF Female Fighter of the Year: Leonela Yudica, IBF Female Flyweight Champion
Still undefeated at 12-0-1, Señora Yudica, balances her boxing career with her full time job as a teacher at an elementary boys school in her hometown of San Juan, Argentina.

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By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman Some 300+ delegates of the IBF/USBA 34th annual convention were on hand to …


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Srisaket, Yuh and Titov, Best of WBC Asia 2016

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Asian Boxing Council

Asian Boxing Council (ABCO), a regional organization affiliated with WBC, had held “WBC Asia and WBC Muaythai Press Conference and Annual Awards Presentation 2016-17” on Wednesday at Asia Hotel in Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand. The highlight of the event was the annual awards’ presentation to the boxers and promoters who have an outstanding achievement during the year. The WBC Asia Boxer of the Year is the current WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Nakornloung who regained his WBC crown by defeating Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez on March 18. The WBC Asia Female Boxer of the Year is Korean Hee Jung Yuh who is now the WBC Asia Female Super Flyweight title holder. The WBC Asia Promoter of the year is Mr.German Titov of RCC Boxing Promotions who promoted 13 WBC Asia championship bouts during 2016.

The others WBC Asia awards of the year were as follows: (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Asian Boxing Council Asian Boxing Council (ABCO), a regional organization affiliated with WBC, had held “WBC …




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