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Crawford dominates and stops Diaz to retain WBC and WBO 140lb titles

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Monica, Glenys make weight in Colombia

By Héctor Villarreal

Colombian female lightweights, Monica Henao (1-0) and Glenys Cardona (2-12-2) met the scale for their anticipated 4 rounds fight on Saturday at Municipio del Palmar, Varela, Atlantic Department, Colombia. Henao, a beautiful former round card girl turned pro fighter, who debuted last year in Germany, hit the scale on 132.5 pounds, while Cardona, a more experienced local warrior weighed 131.

Henao vs Cardona is promoted by Juan Carlos Devia´s ProBox del Caribe in the Noche de Campeones II event headed by the clash between male super lightweights Eduard Merriaga (7-0) and Wilmer Ruiz (6-1), scheduled for 10 rounds.

By Héctor Villarreal Colombian female lightweights, Monica Henao (1-0) and Glenys Cardona (2-12-2) met the scale for their anticipated 4 …


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Weights from Chihuahua

Omar Chávez 156 vs. Ramón Álvarez 156

Photo: Zanfer

Irma García 118 vs. Judith Rodríguez 118.5
Jaime Munguía 148 vs. Johnny Navarrete 148
Bekman Soylybayev 130 vs. Samuel González 130
Jorge García 148 vs. Juan González 148.5
Melissa Esquivel 122 vs. Mónica Gutiérrez 122
Bryan González 130 .4 vs. Kevin Ronquillo 131
Sergio Sánchez 122.5 vs. Miguel a Martínez 123
David Picazo 117 vs. Rogelio Armenta 117.5

Venue: Gimnasio “Manuel Aguirre”, Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Promotor: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca

Omar Chávez 156 vs. Ramón Álvarez 156 Irma García 118 vs. Judith Rodríguez 118.5 Jaime Munguía 148 vs. Johnny Navarrete …



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Mthalane retains IBO flyweight belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane retained his IBO flyweight belt with an outstanding performance when he knocked out Genesis Libranza from the Philippines in the fourth round, in front of a poor crowd at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on Friday night.

Mthalane (50.76 kg) who had been out of action for 17 months looked in fine condition as he came out for the first round to score with stinging combinations to the head and body.
This was same pattern in round two and when Libranza (49.92 kg) changed to the southpaw stance in third stanza it made no difference as the South African continued to outbox him.
Quick off his stool in the fourth round Mthalane scored with big shots to the body before he dug in another stinging left to the body which sent Libranza down on all fours clutching his side in pain, where referee Tony Nyangiwe counted him out at 1 minute 23 seconds into the round. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane retained his IBO flyweight belt with an outstanding performance when he knocked out …


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Pulev beats Johnson by unanimous decision

IBF #2, WBC #3, WBO #5, WBA #9 heavyweight Kubrat “Cobra” Pulev (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (30-8-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria. Johnson gave Pulev plenty of problems over the first six rounds, connecting with jabs and making Pulev miss. However, by round eight “Kingpin” seemed spent and he rarely left the ropes after that. Pulev had a big round in round ten and punished Johnson for the rest of the fight. Scores were 120-108, 120-108, 119-109. Pulev won his fifth straight while Johnson has now dropped seven of his last nine. The bout was for the WBA inter-continental heavyweight championship.

IBF #2, WBC #3, WBO #5, WBA #9 heavyweight Kubrat “Cobra” Pulev (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round …




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Ramos Upsets Freeman in North Carolina

By Matt Thompson

Junior middleweight Jeremy Ramos, of Colorado Springs, CO, celebrated a belated birthday–he turned 30 on April 15–by scoring a unanimous six-round decision over hometown favorite Jamar Freeman before a packed house at the Durham Armory in Durham, North Carolina.

Ramos, who snapped a four-fight losing streak, rallied in the final two rounds to win by scores of 58-56 across the board and pump new life into his career.

“I had to step it up in the last two rounds,” Ramos said. “I knew it was a close after four rounds. In my last fight in Philadelphia, I thought I got robbed by the judges against Steve Martinez and I didn’t want the same thing to happen again.” (more…)

By Matt Thompson Junior middleweight Jeremy Ramos, of Colorado Springs, CO, celebrated a belated birthday–he turned 30 on April 15–by …


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EBU Updates

By Marco Bratusch

Mediaglobal boxing promotion won today EBU bid earning the rights to stage the fight between European bantamweight titlist Karim Guerfi (25-3, 7 KOs) against experienced official challenger Stephane Jamoye (31-7, 16 KOs), from Belgium. The winning offer was 7,500 Euros, topping a Promotion GMG bid of 6,000 Euros. The fight is expected to take place on June 17th in Paris, per Mediaglobal.

It must be clarified that a previous purse bid had been held for the same title last February, with JMM Management winning that bid with a sizeable offer. Nevertheless, when the already scheduled fight had to be postponed because of some back treatments required by Jamoye, the promoter could not provide alternative dates in the near months, eventually forcing EBU to call for a new bid. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch Mediaglobal boxing promotion won today EBU bid earning the rights to stage the fight between European bantamweight …


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Joshua-Klitschko officials named

Officials have been named for Saturday’s heavyweight title clash in London between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Referee David Fields, of New Jersey, will be the third man in the ring, while Don Trella (Conn.), Nelson Vazquez (Puerto Rico) and Steve Weisfeld (N.J.) will score the 12-round bout for Joshua’s IBF belt and the vacant WBA title.

Anthony Joshua: “I’m only going to be myself – the fight is already as big as it can be. There’s belts on the line, there’s legacy on the line, there’s 12 rounds of intense, ferocious boxing on the line. It comes with everything you want to see – boxing skills, power, timing. It’s just how long you can last and withstand each other’s abilities. I don’t hate Klitschko, I don’t dislike Klitschko, but I want to beat Klitschko. Someone is going to win and someone is going to continue with their career. And I’m very confident that’s me.”

Wladimir Klitschko: “This is a big step for AJ. He hasn’t fought this type of quality fighter yet. It’s going to be challenging for him, and it’s going to be challenging for me. This fight is 50-50, both fighters have a chance to win the fight, but I have this feeling that this is my night.”

Officials have been named for Saturday’s heavyweight title clash in London between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Referee David Fields, …


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Results from Dallas, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Lucio Quintero

Roy Jones promoted Forth Worth native Tony Lopez (12-2, 4 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time since he lost last September when he pursued the vacant WBA-NABA bantamweight title against Stephon Young in Las Vegas. Lopez fought in the main event against Ranel Suco (16-9-2, 7 KOs) as The Real Estate Council hosted their annual Fight Night XXIX, Havana Knockout, in front of their usual packed house at the Hilton Anatole on a beautiful night in Dallas, Texas. At stake was the super bantamweight WBC USNBC title.

Early in the first round, the southpaw Lopez was landing combinations to the head and body of Suco. Suco, also a southpaw, was showing swelling around the right eye immediately. Suco was game though as he countered Lopez at times to the body and didn’t mind mixing it up with the bigger Lopez. In the 3rd round, Suco came out very aggressive, but Lopez also countered and landed a big shot the head of Suco. Suco came back with a tripe right hook and Lopez quickly responded with a left hook of his own. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Lucio Quintero Roy Jones promoted Forth Worth native Tony Lopez (12-2, 4 KOs) returned to the …



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Joshua ten pounds heavier than Klitschko

Anthony Joshua 250.1 vs. Wladimir Klitschko 240.4
(IBF and vacant WBA heavyweight championships)

Wembley Stadium, London, England
Promoter: Matchroom, K2
TV: Showtime (live), HBO (delayed)

Anthony Joshua 250.1 vs. Wladimir Klitschko 240.4 (IBF and vacant WBA heavyweight championships) Wembley Stadium, London, England Promoter: Matchroom, K2 …


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Nietes, Nantapech make weight

Donnie “Ahas” Nietes 112 vs. Komgrich “Eaktawan” Nantapech 112
(IBF world flyweight championship)

Mark Magsayo 126.2 vs. Issa Nampepeche 124.6
Jeo Santisima 122.8 vs. Master Suro 122.4
Virgil Vitor 121.8 vs. Michael Escobia 122.2
Junrel Jimenez 112.8 vs. Romulo Ramayan 111.2
Kenneth Gentallan 113.8 vs. John Kenan Villaflor 112
Esneth Domingo 111.4 vs. Ramil Antaran 111.4
Christian Bacolod 108.4 vs. Mike Kinaadman 103.4

Venue: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines
Promoter: ALA Promotions
TV: TFC

Donnie “Ahas” Nietes 112 vs. Komgrich “Eaktawan” Nantapech 112 (IBF world flyweight championship) Mark Magsayo 126.2 vs. Issa Nampepeche 124.6 …


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Weights from Chicago

Josh Hernandez 127.5 vs. Gavino Guaman 130.5
Shawn Simpson 117.5 vs. Jose Elizondo 117
Jessica McCaskill 133 vs. Brenda Gonzalez 134.5
William Hernandez 129 vs. Giovanni Mioletti 131.5
Aidar Sharibayev 135 vs. Orlando Perez 135
Ruben Schobitz 167.5 vs. Cesar Ruiz 168

Promoter: Warriors Boxing Promotions
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago

Josh Hernandez 127.5 vs. Gavino Guaman 130.5 Shawn Simpson 117.5 vs. Jose Elizondo 117 Jessica McCaskill 133 vs. Brenda Gonzalez …


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UniMas Weights from Burbank, CA

Casey Ramos 131.8 vs. Miguel Beltran 131.4
Eric Deleon 131.6 vs. Daulis Prescott 131.6
Arnold Barboza Jr 142.4 vs. Markus Morris 142.6
Eric Fowler 141.2 vs. Ashkat Ualikanov 141.6
Dominic Serna 129.4 vs. Alexander Acuna 131.0
Cristian Robles 113.4 vs. Jose Luiis Marin 115.6

Venue: Mariott Events Center, Burbank, CA
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

Casey Ramos 131.8 vs. Miguel Beltran 131.4 Eric Deleon 131.6 vs. Daulis Prescott 131.6 Arnold Barboza Jr 142.4 vs. Markus …



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New fight added to Ward-Kovalev 2 PPV

USBA middleweight champion Luis “Cuba” Arias (17-0, 8 KOs) and Arif “The Predator” Magomedov (18-1, 11 KOs) will lead off the HBO Pay-Per-View lineup for Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” on Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Also confirmed for the telecast is a WBA super bantamweight title clash between Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) and Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KOs).

Tickets still available.

USBA middleweight champion Luis “Cuba” Arias (17-0, 8 KOs) and Arif “The Predator” Magomedov (18-1, 11 KOs) will lead off …


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Lemieux: I’m in better shape than I was against Stevens

Fighting as the co-main event to Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr., former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) makes quick return to the ring after spectacular knockout over Curtis Stevens in March to face Marco “Dorado” Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs) on May 6 at T-Mobile Arena, live on Pay-Per-View. Below is what David Lemieux and his trainer Marc Ramsay had to say yesterday at their media day:

David Lemieux: “I’m in better shape than I was against Stevens. I only took a week off before heading back to the gym. I could not pass up the opportunity to fight on the May 6th card as the co-main event for Canelo vs. Chavez Jr., while all eyes will be on us. I love the Mexican fans who always put on a great atmosphere during the fights.

“Reyes is a solid opponent, but I am very confident in my abilities. I don’t think he will last long in the ring against me. I intend to make another statement on May 6.”

Marc Ramsay: “It’s going to be a good fight, especially in the early rounds. We are facing a bit of a kamikaze boxer, which we must take very seriously. You have to have a good defense and a good approach…when it comes to technique, David really is superior, so it’s going to have to show. He is very conscious of the extent of the importance of this fight.”

Fighting as the co-main event to Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr., former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) makes …


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Casey Ramos returns tomorrow night

World rated super featherweight Casey Ramos is back in action on a Top Rank card
at the Marriott Events Center in Burbank, California, on Friday night. Casey, 23-1, 6 KOs, will take on Miguel Beltran, 31-5, 21 KOs, in the main event which will be televised on Solo Boxeo Unimas.

“I know all about Miguel Beltran. He is a tough fighter who has already fought for the world title,” Ramos said. “This is a big fight for the both of us.” (more…)

World rated super featherweight Casey Ramos is back in action on a Top Rank card at the Marriott Events Center …


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Conlan returns May 26 in Chicago

Chicago fight fans will have a chance to get their Irish up when Ireland’s Olympic hero Michael “Mick” Conlan comes to town. Hot from his high-profile professional debut, a literal knockout performance which took place on St. Patrick’s Day at a sold-out Theater at Madison Square Garden, Conlan continues his U.S. tour, going from the Big Apple to the City of the Big Shoulders. He will headline a nationally-televised event on Friday, May 26, at UIC Pavilion, in a six-round featherweight bout. The card will also feature former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and undefeated Top-10 welterweight contender Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo in separate 10 and eight-round bouts, respectively.

Promoted by Top Rank®, tickets to Conlan’s Chicago debut go on sale Tomorrow! Friday, April 28, at Noon CT.

Chicago fight fans will have a chance to get their Irish up when Ireland’s Olympic hero Michael “Mick” Conlan comes …



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Joshua: Klitschko’s got a good chin

Anthony Joshua: “He’s got a good chin. How long has he reigned, 10 years? Yeah, he’s got a good chin. You can’t be a championship fighter for 10 years if you have a bad chin. That’s the thing about the heavyweight division, it takes one shot. All these fighters that we claim have got good chins are the ones who get knocked out by Wladimir, so he must be doing something right. I remember Samuel Peters had a granite chin but they still end up getting knocked out down the line and they don’t go on to do great things. So, regardless of the chin, I think he’s got something right that works.”

Anthony Joshua: “He’s got a good chin. How long has he reigned, 10 years? Yeah, he’s got a good chin. …


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LIVE Joshua vs. Klitschko Final Press Conference

Highlights from today’s final press conference from Sky Sports Studios. Just two more days until the heavyweight world championship bout between undefeated champion Anthony Joshua and long-reigning kingpin Wladimir Klitschko is the most significant heavyweight fight in more than a decade.

Wladimir Klitschko: I feel young, hungry, humble and totally obsessed with my goal…my goal, my obsession, my love is that those belts end up in my hands.
Anthony Joshua:
It’s just me and a man trading blows and the best man will win….April 29 is another stepping stone towards greatness.

Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) will unify the heavyweight division as they meet for Joshua’s IBF World Championship and the vacant WBA World Championship in front of a record-setting 90,000 fans at Britain’s largest stadium.

Highlights from today’s final press conference from Sky Sports Studios. Just two more days until the heavyweight world championship bout …


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Burnett challenges Haskins for world title in Belfast

Ryan Burnett will challenge Lee Haskins for the IBF World Bantamweight title at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on June 10, live on Sky Sports.

“I always dreamed of headlining in Belfast and now I have the opportunity to do it for a World Title – I’m so excited,” said Burnett.

“Home advantage is going to be massive. I’ve been in the opposite corner when I fought Ryan Farrag in Liverpool and experienced that side of it. I got a little taste of it when I was on the undercard when Carl Frampton boxed Scott Quigg, when I came out everyone went crazy.

“That felt like a home show! It gives you that extra spring in your step, I can only imagine what it’s going to be like in front of my home fans in Belfast. I can’t wait. (more…)

Ryan Burnett will challenge Lee Haskins for the IBF World Bantamweight title at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on June …


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Ruaviking: I am coming to win over Nietes on Saturday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Thai promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang is aiming for his flyweight contender IBF#4 Eaktawan BTU Ruaviking (22-3, 15 KOs) to capture the vacant IBF Flyweight title against IBF#3 Donnie Nietes (39-1-4, 22 KOs) in Cebu City on Saturday.

Eaktawan said “Nietes is a very dangerous boxer, but I will do my best. I am coming to win. There is no pressure on me. I’m not worried about fighting in the Philippines.”

Jimmy Chaichotchuang said “Since Srisaket Sor Rungvisai beat Roman Gonsalez, I hope Eaktawan can do the same to shock Nietes in the Philippines.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang Thai promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang is aiming for his flyweight contender …


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Johnson: ‘’I’m going to break Pulev down and make him quit!’’

Photo: LAP.bg

Kevin Johnson (30-7-1, 14 KOs) says he will break Kubrat Pulev (24-1, 13 KOs) down and make him quit when they meet for the WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title on Friday night at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria.

‘’Pulev doesn’t scare me,’’ said the American heavyweight. ‘’He’s a cartoon character. He might look serious but that’s because he’s an ugly dude, and ugly people always look serious. Whereas, people like me always have a smile on their face. It is what it is. I can smile in person and I can whoop ass in the ring.

‘’On Friday, I’m going to break him down and make him quit. He can take a lot of shots but there will come a time when he’s going to say enough is enough. It might be in the fifth round, it might be in the seventh or it might be in the twelfth. It doesn’t matter; all that matters is that I’m taking that belt home!’’ (more…)

Photo: LAP.bg Kevin Johnson (30-7-1, 14 KOs) says he will break Kubrat Pulev (24-1, 13 KOs) down and make him …


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Pacquiao: Horn will stand and make an exciting fight

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

WBO#2 Jeff Horn will have the hometown advantage when he squares off against boxing legend and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on July 2 at the Suncorp stadium in Brisbane with most of the expected 55,000 fans cheering for the Aussie schoolteacher but this is not the first time the future Hall of Famer has boxed in front of a massive attendance reports Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail. Promoters Bob Arum and Dean Lonergan were also with Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn at Sydney airport’s Pullman hotel for a press conference Thursday.

Pacman beat Anthony Mundine’s conqueror Joshua Clottey at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas in 2010 before 51,000 fans and he hopes there will be even more to cheer for Horn at Suncorp.

He said he had also fought in front of hostile crowds before and in 2003, at a huge auditorium in San Antonio, Texas, beat Marco Antonio Barrera before his opponent’s army of Mexican supporters.

“The only three friends I had in the whole place were the people in my corner,” Pacquiao said.
“But I still won. I think Jeff Horn will make an exciting fight. I throw a lot of punches and he likes to go toe-to-toe. He is very aggressive.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont WBO#2 Jeff Horn will have the hometown advantage when he …


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De Gracia vs Sanchez on Civil War, May 18 in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Undefeated featherweight Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (20-0-1, 16 Ko’s), ranked #9 by WBA, faces Jorge “El Buffalo” Sanchez (16-2, 9 Ko’s) on Thursday, May 18th at Fantastic Casino Albrook Mall, on the main event of the “Civil War” card announced by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo. The De Gracia vs Sanchez fight is scheduled to 10 rounds on 126 pounds.

Former world title challenger Irving “El Relampago” Berry (22-6-2, 9 Ko’s) faces Jonathan Arenas (18-1, 12 Ko’s) on 8 rounds/ 130 pounds.

Undefeated prospects, Jaime Arboleda, Jaime Muñoz, Keyver Fernandez, Gerardo Murillo and Rafael Pedroza are also included on the card.

By Héctor Villarreal Undefeated featherweight Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (20-0-1, 16 Ko’s), ranked #9 by WBA, faces Jorge “El …


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Arum: Pacquiao-Horn will be a competitive fight

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum is confident WBO #2 Jeff Horn will be a good challenger for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao when they clash at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on July 2. “Obviously, they see Manny fighting a guy who’s never fought in the United States and that’s why they say, ‘who is Jeff Horn?’,” Arum said. “But some great writers now are coming around that Jeff has the style to make it a real competitive fight. They just didn’t know who Horn was.”

Arum added, “Manny can use his speed and (agility) to avoid punches and hit, that gives Manny a big advantage. But because Manny tends to be very aggressive offensively, he leaves himself open for a counter. Jeff, when I watched him, is a terrific counter-puncher. That’s going to be his strength. When Manny attacks, will Jeff be able to stand there, face Manny’s punch and hit Manny with a counter right? If he does, with what strength can he hit him and what effect will it have? That, to me, is the fight. Everything else is baloney.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum is confident WBO #2 Jeff Horn will …


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Plenty of action for boxing fans in SA

By Ron Jackson

There is plenty of action for boxing fans over the coming weekend, with tournaments in Johannesburg and Brakpan on Friday night and in East London on Sunday. South Africa’s IBO flyweight champion, Moruti Mthalane 34, who has a record of 32-2; 21 makes the third defense of his belt when he faces 23-year-old unbeaten eleven fight novice Filipino, Genesis Libranza at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Turfontein, Johannesburg. (more…)

By Ron Jackson There is plenty of action for boxing fans over the coming weekend, with tournaments in Johannesburg and …


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Weights From Durham, NC

Jamar Freeman 156 vs. Jeremy Ramos 155 1/2
Marklin Bailey 134 1/2 vs. Vinnie Denierio 133 1/2
Carltavius Jones Johnson 154 vs. Donnie Marshall 157
Nate Williams 247 vs. Brandon Maske 289
Noy’a McNair 130 vs. Carlos Olmeda 134 1/2
Sean O’Malley 147 1/2 vs. Anthony Sonnier 146 1/2
Lawrence Gabriel 197 vs. Austin Bryant 193
John Mitchell 174 vs. Alan Lawrence 178 1/2
Osnel Charles 142 vs. Joey Figueroa 149 1/2
Keontra Whitley 169 vs. Eric Moon 169

Venue: Durham (NC) Armory
Promoter: Top Catz Boxing
First bout: 7 pm

Jamar Freeman 156 vs. Jeremy Ramos 155 1/2 Marklin Bailey 134 1/2 vs. Vinnie Denierio 133 1/2 Carltavius Jones Johnson …


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Pacquiao and Horn meet at Suncorp Stadium

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO#2 Jeff Horn came face to face with each other it was reported by Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Wednesday where they will clash on July 2.

“I know what it is like to be young and hungry,’’ Pacquiao said. “Many times I would lie awake and dream of my chance. I like this fight with Jeff Horn because he stands and fights, he does not run away in the ring. It will be a very exciting fight for the fans.’’

“I still can’t believe I’m actually here,’’ Horn said at Wednesday’s official meeting at Suncorp Stadium. “I’m getting ready to fight an absolute legend of world sport.

“It’s much more than a dream come true for me and all the people who have helped me get here but now I have to make that dream a reality and take Manny’s world title.’’

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO#2 Jeff Horn came face to face …


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Joshua-Klitschko Public Workout

Fight Week for this Saturday’s heavyweight world championship blockbuster began in earnest on Wednesday with a Public Workout in front of an excitable pro-Joshua crowd at London’s Wembley Arena, just steps from sold-out Wembley Stadium where undefeated champion Anthony Joshua and long-reigning kingpin Wladimir Klitschko will square off in the most significant heavyweight event in more than a decade.

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

SHOWTIME will televise the fight LIVE at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT from Britain’s national stadium where a record-setting 90,000 fans are expected to be in attendance. The British sensation Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) will unify the heavyweight division as they meet for Joshua’s IBF World Championship and the vacant WBA World Championship.

Fight Week for this Saturday’s heavyweight world championship blockbuster began in earnest on Wednesday with a Public Workout in front …


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Broadway Boxing returns to NYC

On Thursday, May 18, DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series will make its long-awaited return to New York for the first time in almost a year with a special edition, one-time-only event, held at Brooklyn’s historic Paramount Theater at Long Island University. Brooklyn’s undefeated female sensation Heather “The Heat” Hardy will appear in a special attraction eight-round featherweight rematch versus Hungary’s Edina “DNA” Kiss to go along with a stacked undercard featuring 2016 Olympian Charles Conwell, 15-0 prospect Eric Walker, and Irish favorite Noel Murphy.line/default.asp or calling 888-612-4191.

“The insurance requirements in New York have kept DiBella Entertainment’s flagship series and almost all club shows out of New York for the past year because they just aren’t financially viable,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “But the public clamoring has been too great to ignore; we are going to plant our flag for one night and we hope boxing fans come out and support live boxing featuring homegrown and world class talent.”

On Thursday, May 18, DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series will make its long-awaited return to New York for the …


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Helenius: You will see Robert 2.0 in the ring

Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) looked in great shape as he met with the Finnish media today in Helsinki at an open training session ahead of his WBC Silver World Heavyweight title fight against Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena.

Photo: Minna Hatinen

The 33-year-old holds a controversial points victory over his British rival in December 2011, but having enhanced his training methods, which today included pounding a heavy bag with a picture of Chisora’s face attached, ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ believes, this time, the decision will be left in no doubt. (more…)

Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) looked in great shape as he met with the Finnish media today in Helsinki at …


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Tete elevated to full WBO bantam champion

South Africa’s Zolani Tete was this evening confirmed as the new WBO World Bantamweight Champion. Tete scored a twelve round points win over Filipino Arthur Villanueva on Saturday in Leicester, England. The fight, originally scheduled to be an elimination bout to determine the mandatory challenger for the WBO Bantamweight Title, was elevated to an Interim Title status after Marlon Tapales was stripped of the Championship for missing weight prior to his defence against Shohei Omori in Japan.

In an interesting twist, WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcarcel, announced before the start of the bout that Tapales had been stripped of the title because he failed to make weight. The WBO this evening confirmed that Tete has been elevated to full WBO World Champion status.

“I think I am dreaming‚” said Tete. “Please do not wake me up because this is an incredible dream. I left the UK as an Interim Champion. To become a full World Champion without getting into the ring is nothing short of a miracle. This shows that Nick Durandt’s spirit is with me. (more…)

South Africa’s Zolani Tete was this evening confirmed as the new WBO World Bantamweight Champion. Tete scored a twelve round …


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Alfonso, Bergman return May 12

Skyy Promotions in conjunction with the Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame will present a 6 bout card on May 12 at the Tuscaloosa Rivermarket in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tabbed “Rumble on the River”, the show is headlined by heavyweight matchups. In the main event, Robert Alfonso (11-0, 4kos) battles Roberto Santos (12-4, 5kos) in an 8 rounder, while the co-feature pits former WBA-NABA champ Jason Bergman (26-13, 17kos) versus veteran Willie Herring (14-14, 5kos).

On the undercard, super middle KeAndrae Leatherwood (19-4, 12kos) meets Daniel Craycraft (15-24, 2kos) in a 6 rounder, while Thomas Knox (2-0, 1ko) tangles with Anthony Retic (0-1) at junior middleweight. In addition, light heavy, Deon Nicholson (3-0, 3kos) faces Blake LaCaze (2-2, 1ko), while welterweight Gregory Young Jr. (1-0, 1ko) battles Antron Pearson (2-6, 1ko) in another 4 rounder. Tickets can be purchased by calling (205)799-1696.

Skyy Promotions in conjunction with the Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame will present a 6 bout card on May 12 …


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Saka stops Hayashi to win Japanse 126lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

With a streak of eight straight knockouts, top national contender Kosuke Saka (16-3, 13 KOs), 126, impressively dethroned Japanese feather boss Shota Hayashi (29-6-1, 17 KOs), 125.75, as he quickly landed his trademark right, dropped the champ and halted him at the loser’s second visit to the deck at 2:50 of the third round in a scheduled ten on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Hayashi had successfully defended his belt by flooring former WBA champ Akifumi Shimoda (retired after this defeat) en route to a unanimous decision last December to raise his stock, but Saka displayed his exceptional power-punching in dispatching the champ in the early stage of the title bout.
Promoter: Hatanaka Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat With a streak of eight straight knockouts, top national contender Kosuke Saka (16-3, …


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Joshua-Klitschko fight time finalized

The ringwalks for Saturday’s Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight blockbuster event are set for 4:35 p.m. ET/1:35 p.m. PT with the first bell scheduled for 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT from Wembley Stadium in London. The Showtime Championship Boxing pre-fight coverage begins live at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT with interviews with Joshua and Klitschko, exclusive, in-depth features and live coverage of the grand pre-fight pageantry at Britain’s largest stadium.

National anthem performers and musical guests will be announced later this week.

Veteran sports broadcaster Brian Custer will anchor the live Showtime coverage from Wembley Stadium with the voice of Showtime Boxing, Mauro Ranallo, calling the action alongside Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein, former world champ Paulie Malignaggi and unofficial ringside scorer and 2017 Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Steve Farhood.

Joshua vs. Klitschko stands as the most significant heavyweight fight in more than a decade and will be contested in front of a record-setting 90,000 fans at Wembley. At stake are Joshua’s IBF World Championship and the vacant WBA World Championship, two titles that Klitschko previously held during his 11 year campaign as champion. The winner would be the unified heavyweight champion of the world.

The ringwalks for Saturday’s Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight blockbuster event are set for 4:35 p.m. ET/1:35 p.m. PT …


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Conjanu confirmed as Parker’s new opponent

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO#14 Razvan Conjanu (16-2,9KO’s) will be replacing WBO#1 Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) it was confirmed to challenge WBO champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs) in Auckland, New Zealand on May 6.

Duco Events director David Higgins admitted to a stressful week sorting out the rejig.

“He [Cojanu] must be hungry because the deal was done quick.

“I’d like to thank Hughie Fury for pulling out,” Cojanu said. “I’m not taking the fight for the money. I always said if I got a title shot [anywhere] I’d say ‘yes’.

“I’ve come to prove I can knock Joseph Parker out. Their team is one of the most professional I have met, but I know him and his strategies from our training camps where I’ve only ever gone at 50, 60 or 70 per cent.”

“Because we’ve sparred together, he’s more dangerous than Fury in some ways,” Parker responded. “I’m starting to wonder what he really fights like.”

Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry confirmed the pair had gone 44 rounds in their last camp.

“He was one of our least preferred options because he’d been in two camps over the last four years.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO#14 Razvan Conjanu (16-2,9KO’s) will be replacing WBO#1 Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) …




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