Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

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

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

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

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Wilder stops Arreola, retains WBC heavyweight title

By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) retained his title with an eighth round TKO over Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) on Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Wilder dropped Arreola in round four, then staggered him badly at the bell. Wilder apparently injured his right hand and used it sparingly after that. Wilder continued to punish Arreola with the left hand and had “The Nightmare” staggering back to his stool after round seven. Arreola’s corner finally stopped the beating at the conclusion of round eight. After the fight, Wilder said he broke his right hand and also suffered a torn right bicep. (more…)

By Tracy Morin at ringside Photos: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder …


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De Carolis-Zeuge draw, Abraham KOs Lihaug

By Karl Freitag

WBA super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority draw against Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. De Carolis bloodied Zeuge’s nose in round one, but it was an even fight midway, then the superbly conditioned De Carolis seemingly pulled away slightly. Zeuge injured his left shoulder at the end of round ten. De Carolis knew it and poured on the pressure in round eleven. Both gave it their all in round twelve. Scores were 114-114, 115-114 Zeuge, 115-115.

Former middleweight and super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) got back in the win column after losing his WBO title to Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez last April. “King Arthur” scored an eighth round TKO over little known Norwegian Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-2, 8 KOs). After rocking Lihaug in rounds five and seven, Abraham dropped Lihaug in round eight and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 1:09. Abraham claimed the vacant WBO International title.

WBO female super featherweight champion Ramona Kuehne (25-1, 10 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage of Ikram Kerwat (6-1, 5 KOs).

Middleweight Anthony Ogogo (11-0, 7 KOs) stopped journeyman Bronislav Kubin (19-21-12 KOs) in round two.

By Karl Freitag WBA super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round …



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Rigondeaux destroys Dickens’ jaw with one punch

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA super bantamweight “super” champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) retained his title with a second round TKO over Jazza Dickens (22-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, Wales. After an uneventful round one, Rigondeaux connected with a big left hand that shattered Dickens’ jaw in round two. The fighters then went about two minutes without throwing a punch. The fight was stopped in Dickens’ corner after the round.

“I ripped his jaw out,” proclaimed Rigondeaux after the fight. “All those guys that want their jaws ripped out, I’m here! Not 100 of those guys add up to one of me. I want hard fights. People make it boring [against me] once they feel my power.”

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Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA super bantamweight “super” champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) retained his title with a second round …


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Flanagan tops Fana to retain WBO title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (31-0 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over 42-year-old former world champion Mzonke Fana (38-10, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, Wales. Southpaw Flanagan, making the third defense of his title, dropped Fana in round four, but then suffered a bad cut on his right cheek. Flanagan mostly had the upper hand, but was frustrated by Fana’s awkward style. Flanagan dropped Fana again in round twelve to punctuate the fight. Scores were 120-106 on all three cards.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (31-0 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over 42-year-old …




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Casey Ramos wants the WBC green belt

Undefeated contender Casey ‘The Wizard’ Ramos feels that he is very close of accomplishing his goal of fighting for a world title and he knows what he has to do to make his dream come true. Tonight, Saturday, July 16, Ramos will risk his perfect record and world ranking in the main event of the ‘Solo Boxeo UniMas’ card that will take place at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.

Ramos (22-0, 5 KO’s) from Austin, Texas, will collide against Chile’s Hardy Paredes (18-13, 11 KO’s) in the fight that will be the principal attraction of the card that will be televised at 11 p.m. ET/PT on UniMas.

“I’ve always wanted the Green Belt, the WBC world title. I fight at 130 pounds and that is the world title I am going after,” said Ramos, who will face Paredes in a 10-round super featherweight bout. “On Saturday night we are fighting Hardy Parades who is tough with a lot of fights and experience. There’s always danger in a fight like this. But I feel good and strong going in. We have a game plan that we are going to follow,” added Ramos, who will be running as councilman in Austin, Texas. (more…)

Undefeated contender Casey ‘The Wizard’ Ramos feels that he is very close of accomplishing his goal of fighting for a …


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Robinson draws with Johnson

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

150,000 people invaded the city of Erie, PA area for the 10th annual “Roar at the Shore” Cycle rally. Professional boxing took center stage for several benefits on Saturday afternoon as Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Promotions put om an entertaining five bout card for the locals and bikers in town. The main event for the card titled “Rumble at the Roar” was a crossroads showdown between two fighters looking to turn their careers back on the right track. When The dust settled James “Thunder” Robinson (3-4-4, 1KO) and Justin “Baby Boy” Johnson (6-12-6). In the co-feature of the evening, undefeated bantamweight Rosalinda Rodriguez moved to 4-0, 1KO with a four round unanimous decision victory over Samantha Salazar (1-1, 1KO). (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside 150,000 people invaded the city of Erie, PA area for the 10th annual “Roar at …


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Weights from Millennium Seoul Hilton, South Korea

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: AK Promotions

Muhammed Waseem 112 vs. Jether Oliva 112 (first attempt was 113)
(Vacant WBC Silver Flyweight championship)
Lee Eun-Chang 160 vs. Maximus Nahak 158
(Vacant WBC Asia Silver Middleweight championship)

Undercard:
Lee Gyu-Won 153 vs. Kim Doo-Hyup 151.2 (6 rounds)
Jeon Gyu-Bum 147 vs. Keon Kyoung-Wook 147.5 (4 rounds)
Yoo Do-Il 135.7 vs. Lee Hyoung-Woon 136.7 (4 rounds)

Venue: Millennium Seoul Hilton, Grand Ballroom
Promoter : Andy Kim of AK Promotions
TV: Live on SBS Sports ( July 17, 2PM, GMT+9)

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By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: AK Promotions Muhammed Waseem 112 vs. Jether Oliva 112 (first attempt was 113) (Vacant WBC Silver …


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Granados back in action tonight

Super lightweight contender Adrian Granados’ (17-4-2, 12 KOs) will return to the ring tonight at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, against Ariel Vasquez (12-15-2, 8 KOs) of Nicaragua. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds at a contracted weight of 145 pounds. Granados’ career took a major turn for the best this past November when he upset previously unbeaten WBC #1 ranked super lightweight contender Amir Imam (17-1, 12 KOs) by eighth round KO. Although this fight is being fought at a catchweight, but Granados’ management made it quite clear that 140 is where he will pursue a world title. “Adrian scored a major upset vs Imam. There have been multiple fight offers at 147 that we as a team declined. Adrian, my new partners Union Boxing Management, and I all agreed that 140 is where he will pursue a world title. Adrian has earned and deserves that,” said Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.

Super lightweight contender Adrian Granados’ (17-4-2, 12 KOs) will return to the ring tonight at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, …



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Kogawa keeps Japanese 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBC#15/WBA#11/IBF#7 Japanese flyweight champ Takuya Kogawa (27-4, 13 KOs), 112, kept his national belt as he had a tough time with the durability and determination of 37-year-old challenger Masafumi Otake (15-15-3, 7 KOs), 112, but pounded out a nearly shutout decision (100-90 twice and 99-91) over ten fast rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Otake fought well, showing his heart, but the champ displayed his trademark pit-a-pat combinations in his Slapsie Rosenbloom style regardless of effect and precision, steadily piling up points as usual. Otake occasionally scored with a few solid right counters to the face of the faster champ, but failed to follow it up and have the edge on the light-punching champ. After the fifth, the JBC announced the interim tallies due to the regulation: 50-45 twice and 49-46, all in favor of Kogawa, who went on to sweep the second half with his faster windmill attack. Kogawa had failed to win the world belt twice, losing to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in 2011 and to Sirichai Thaiyen in 2014—both in Thailand. He may need more power to win the belt abroad since it may be unlikely that he will have a third shot at the world throne here in Japan. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat WBC#15/WBA#11/IBF#7 Japanese flyweight champ Takuya Kogawa (27-4, 13 KOs), 112, kept his national …


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Interviews: Timophey and Nikita Tszyu

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian amateur middleweight star Timophey Tszyu stops Duncan McDonald in round three on Saturday at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Timophey is the son of Boxing Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu.

Also see our interviews with Timophey Tszyu and his brother Nikita Tszyu, a world class amateur light welterweight. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian amateur middleweight star Timophey Tszyu stops Duncan McDonald in round three on …


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Weights from Metepec

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Ibeth Zamora 108 vs. Keisher McLeod 106
(WBC female Light flyweight world title)

Edgar Puerta 137 vs. Emanuel López 135
Jesus Galicia 126 vs. Josue Veraza 127
Enrique Ángeles Jr 122 vs. Jonathan Lecona 122
Salvador Sánchez Jr. 130 vs. Gerardo Serrano 130

Venue: Palenque Recinto Ferial Metepec
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez Ibeth Zamora 108 vs. Keisher McLeod 106 (WBC female Light flyweight world title) …


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Detroit Brawl Weights

Weights and Photos by Bradley Snyder/The Undercard

Andy Ruiz 253.3 vs. Josh Gormley 236.6
Giorgi Gelashvili 138.7 vs. Eric Hall 138.7
Demetrius Banks 202 vs. Eric George 199
Zach Shamoun 120.4 vs. Jose Elizondo 120.4
Sedar Hudayberdiyev 152 vs. Steven Andrade 147.4
Jarico O’Quinn 117.8 vs. Sergio Aguilar 119
Gheith Karim 147.9 vs. Dean Walsh Jr. 144.8

Detroit Brawl 3 is Saturday July 16 at the Masonic Temple 500 Temple St. Detroit Mi. Tickets start at $28 and are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Masonic Temple Box Office.

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Weights and Photos by Bradley Snyder/The Undercard Andy Ruiz 253.3 vs. Josh Gormley 236.6 Giorgi Gelashvili 138.7 vs. Eric Hall …



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Weimer defeats Valderrama

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Local welterweight sensation Stevie Weimer (12-0, 3 KOs) had a harder than expected time in catching his four round unanimous decision victory over rugged veteran Jose Valderrama (3-12-1, 2 KOs) in his homecoming. Weimer who received graduated from York College looked to impress in his return to the University. However, things weren’t as easy for the York graduate as Jose Valderrama caught him off balance with a combination and he was forced to take a knee in the opening round. Weimer calmed down in the second round and boxed his way to the unanimous decision victory by scores of 39-37 and 38-37 x 2. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Local welterweight sensation Stevie Weimer (12-0, 3 KOs) had a harder than expected time in catching his …


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Chatman beats Falowo again

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In an exciting middleweight rematch, Chris Chatman (14-5-1, 5 KOs) defeated Thomas Falowo (14-4, 8 KOs) by split decision for the local USA New England title. This eight round bout was the main event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI, on a card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports.

Chatman danced throughout the fight, using his style to throw punches at angles from every direction. Falowo, who is known for superior condition and heavy volume of punches, was frustrated early as he was unable to score or keep Chatman at a distance. Chatman hurt the hometown opponent with a straight left hand to the head to close round two. Falowo found himself in unfamiliar territory on the ropes while Chatman never slowed down or allowed him to gain any momentum. An accidental headbutt slowed Falowo in round three and a left hook opened a cut over the right brow wide in the seventh.

In the eighth and final round, Chatman closed the show strong, seemingly having fun while landing shots both upstairs and down with hooks and straight lefts. The final scores were 78-74 (twice) for Chatman and 78-74 for Falowo. Chatman previously won a close decision over Falowo in 2013. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In an exciting middleweight rematch, Chris Chatman (14-5-1, 5 KOs) defeated Thomas …


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Orlando Cruz KOs Alex Valdez in 7

Photos: Scott Foster

In a clash between former world title challengers, Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz (23-4-1, 11 KOs) of Puerto Rico, successfully defended his WBO NABO super featherweight title with an impressive seventh round KO over Alejandro Valdez (26-7-2, 20 KOs) of Mexico on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. A good action fight ended in round seven when Cruz landed a hard uppercut to drop Valdez. Valdez beat the count, but Cruz then knocked him out cold with a devastating combination. Cruz was a member of the 2000 Puerto Rican Olympic team that also included Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon. He is currently rated #5 by the WBO.

Flyweight Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena (15-3, 6 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Jobert “Little Pac Man” Alvarez (15-2, 7 KOs). Cartagena knocked down Alvarez in round one, then jumped all over Alvarez prompting the referee to wave it off. Time was 1:07. (more…)

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between former world title challengers, Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz (23-4-1, 11 KOs) of Puerto …


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Lipinets stops Castillo in seven

Photos: Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions

Unbeaten super lightweight contender Sergey Lipinets (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Walter Castillo (26-4-1, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. Lipinets was cut over the left eye in round four, but he rocked Castillo in round seven and got stoppage with a barrage of punches. Time was 2:45.

2012 Olympic Silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar (6-0, 6 KOs) annihilated Rafael “Dynamite” Vazquez (16-3, 13 KOs) in the first round of a featherweight fight. Nyambayar dropped Vazquez three times. The bout lasted 84 seconds.

It looked like it would be a short fight when unbeaten bantamweight prospect David Perez (7-0, 3 KOs) dropped Adan Ortiz (9-2, 8 KOs) in round one. Ortiz, however, survived the round and went the full six round distance. Perez won 60-53, 59-54, 58-55.

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Photos: Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten super lightweight contender Sergey Lipinets (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over …



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Alvarado edges Velez, Ellis still unbeaten

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Super featherweight Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado (24-7, 16 KOs) pulled out a split decision Friday night over Jayson Velez (23-3-1, 16 KOs) of Puerto Rico at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino Events Center in Indio, California. Velez used his reach in the opening round using the jab keeping Alvarado away. Keeping his distance in round two Velez pumped the jab as Alvarado worked his way in aggressively. In round three Velez continued to stick with the jab and box as Alvarado landed a short right. Swinging away wildly in round four Alvarado caught the taller Velez off balance.

At the halfway point in round five Velez and Alvarado fought on the inside. Past the halfway mark in round six Alvarado began to come on backing Velez. Trading away inside in round seven Velez abandoned his reach advantage as Alvarado got the better of the exchange. In round eight the Nicaraguan took it to Velez as Alvarado smothered and kept Velez at close range. Chasing away in round nine Alvarado displayed aggression as Velez kept his distance. The tenth and final round Alvarado came out strong connecting Velez with a left hook, the Puerto Rican stood at close range trading as both closed strong.

In the end the judges saw it 96-94, 96-94, 97-93 as Rene Alvarado pulls of a split decision. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Super featherweight Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado (24-7, 16 KOs) pulled out a split decision Friday night …


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UniMas Weights from Lancaster, Calif

Casey Ramos 134.6 vs. Hardy Paredes 139.4
Arnold Barboza 142.6 vs. John David Charles 142.0
Egis Kavaliauskas 146.6 vs. Jeremy Bryant 145.8
Maxim Dadashev 140 vs. Jason Gavins 140.2

Venue: Pioneer Club, Lancaster, CA
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

Casey Ramos 134.6 vs. Hardy Paredes 139.4 Arnold Barboza 142.6 vs. John David Charles 142.0 Egis Kavaliauskas 146.6 vs. Jeremy …


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Golovkin vs. Brook is NOT a WBA title fight

The Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has notified representatives of WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) that “GGG” must, under the rules of the WBA, request special permission from the sanctioning body before getting into the ring with IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-0, 25 KOs), from Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, on September 10. The mandatory challenger for Golovkin’s 160-pound title is WBA World middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs), who hails from Brooklyn, New York, and has held that title since stopping Jarrod Fletcher in 2014.

WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza: “The Championships Committee and the Presidency have not agreed to sanction this bout as a title fight because Brook has never fought as a middleweight. The intent of the organization is to try to protect the integrity and health of the fighters. We do not oppose the fight, per se. But the rules of the organization stipulate that Golovkin and/or his representatives must request special permission in advance to fight Brook. Under the circumstances, if Golovkin were to lose to Kell Brook, the title would become vacant and would not end up in the hands of the British pugilist.”

The notification to request special permission was sent to the team of Gennady Golovkin because the WBA only learned of the completion of the GGG-Brook negotiations when the fight was announced at a press conference, prior to and without the approval of the Championships Committee.

The Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has notified representatives of WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, …


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Weights from the Dominican Republic

By Robert Coster

Norberto Jimenez 116 vs. Renson Robles117
Alberto Puello 141 vs. Kelly Figueroa 142
Daniel Ramirez 126 vs. Luis Nino126
William Encarnacion 122 vs. Jose Luis Graterol 121.5
Ramses Payano 141 vs. Manuel Perez 138.5
Yonmar Medina 135 vs. Denilson Herrera 135

Date: July 16, 2016
Venue: Club El Million, Santo Domingo
Promoter: Shuan Boxing Promotions

By Robert Coster Norberto Jimenez 116 vs. Renson Robles117 Alberto Puello 141 vs. Kelly Figueroa 142 Daniel Ramirez 126 vs. …


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Weights from Erie, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

James Robinson 152 vs. Justin Johnson 153
Rosalinda Rodriguez 118 vs. Samantha Salazar 117
Joshua Jones 137.5 vs. Ahmet Kayretli 137.5
Khali Thorn 160 vs. Zarief Brand 161
Nick Kisner 216 vs. Steve Tyner 210

Venue: Roar at the Shore – Main Stage
Promoter: Bizzarro Promotions

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale James Robinson 152 vs. Justin Johnson 153 Rosalinda Rodriguez 118 vs. Samantha Salazar 117 …


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Q&A: Viktor Postol

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBC super lightweight champion Viktor Postol was joined by Top Rank’s Carl Moretti and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in a roundtable with reporters. Here’s what he had to say in advance of his world title clash against WBO champion Terence Crawford on July 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Since you’ve been working with Freddie, what’s been the biggest improvement in your game?

Every training camp that I’m here, I’m getting more serious. I’m getting more power, more speed, learning new combinations with Freddie. Overall, improving in every fashion.

You have mentioned that Matthysse is better than Crawford. Can you tell us why?

It is my subjective opinion, but it is my opinion from what I have seen and from the opposition that Matthysse has had before he fought me and the opposition that Crawford has had I think that Matthysse is a better fighter and more experienced fighter. (more…)

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank WBC super lightweight champion Viktor Postol was joined by Top Rank’s Carl Moretti and his Hall …


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Arreola 20lbs heavier than Wilder

Photos: Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions

Deontay Wilder 226.2 vs. Chris Arreola 246.2
(WBC world heavyweight title)

Sammy Vasquez 146.8 vs. Felix Diaz 145.8
Erickson Lubin 155.8 vs. Ivan Montero 153.6
Jamal James 147 vs. Wale Omotoso 146
Vic Darchinyan 123 vs. Sergio Frias 121.2
Gerald Washington 243.8 vs. Ray Austin 270
Layla McCarter 142.6 vs. Melissa Hernandez 138.6
KeAndre Leatherwood 160.2 vs. Tyrone Selders 159.8
Kenneth McNeil 160.4 vs. Robert Burwell 159.4
Robert Alfonso-Acea 257.2 vs. Jamal Woods 233.8

Venue: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Promoter: DiBella Entertainent
TV: FOX

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Photos: Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions Deontay Wilder 226.2 vs. Chris Arreola 246.2 (WBC world heavyweight title) Sammy Vasquez 146.8 vs. …


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Berchelt, Piriyapinyo make weight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Miguel Berchelt 130 vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo 130
(WBO interim super featherweight title)

Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Kareli Lopez 108.5

Venue: Polideportivo Soraya Jimenez, Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: beIN Sports Espanol

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Miguel Berchelt 130 vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo 130 (WBO interim super featherweight title) Anabel Ortiz 108 vs. Kareli …


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Crawford Gets Ready for his Debutant Brawl

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By Bill Dwyre

Terence Crawford is in line to become boxing’s next celebrated debutant. All the things are in order for his coming-out party July 23rd in Las Vegas. It could be a ball.

He won’t be wearing a long gown. No corsage on his wrist. Just shorts and shoes and the tools of his trade, the boxing gloves with which he hopes to leave impressions on the face of Viktor Postol, and in the minds of a crowd of around 9,000 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

If boxing could produce a list of who is next, Crawford would certainly be high on it. The likes of Gennady Golovkin (Triple G), Canelo Alvarez and Andre Ward have all had their big moments and made their big impressions. No debutants there. They have been to big dances and now are maneuvering for the top of the heap in the sport. Nothing new about them. They have arrived and become gold-plated. Floyd Mayweather Jr., says he’s retired, and, surprisingly, he has remained that way. For now.

Manny Pacquiao said he was retired after the April victory over Tim Bradley. Few bought that, even with his impending Senator duties in the Philippines. The skeptics were right, as they usually are in boxing. Pacquiao announced this week that he will fight again, in either late October or mid-November. Suddenly, Terence Crawford’s debutante ball in Las Vegas is high on the list of sports’ big dances. That’s because, in all likelihood, the winner will get to go toe to toe with Pacquiao. (more…)

By Bill Dwyre Terence Crawford is in line to become boxing’s next celebrated debutant. All the things are in order …


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Ramos-Paredes highlights Saturday UniMas telecast

UniMas will air a Solo Boxeo card featuring unbeaten lightweight Casey Ramos (22-0, 5 KOs) of Austin, Texas, against Hardy Paredes (18-13, 11 KOs) of Chile in an eight round contest at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super middleweight Ulises Sierra (9-0-2, 5 KOs), of San Diego, meets local favorite Jose Hernandez (12-2-1, 4 KOs) in a scheduled eight round bout for the California State 168lb title.

Also seeing action, unbeaten welterweight Arnold Barboza Jr (12-0,4 KOs) of South El Monte, California, meets Jon David Charles (9-7, 1 KO) in a scheduled six, and unbeaten 2008 and 2012 Olympian welterweight Egidijus Kavaliauskas (13-0, 11 KOs) of Lithuania battles Paterson, New Jersey’s Jeremy Bryan (17-6, 7 KOs) in an eight rounder.

Other bouts:
Maxim Dadashev (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Jason Gavino (3-2, 2 KOs) – super lightweight
Oscar Mendoza (1-0, 0KOs) vs. Francisco Muro (2-3, 0 KOs) – featherweight
Brian Gallegos (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. John Black (3-3, 2 KOs) – super featherweight

The weigh-in will take place at 3PM today at the Pioneer Events Center.

UniMas will air a Solo Boxeo card featuring unbeaten lightweight Casey Ramos (22-0, 5 KOs) of Austin, Texas, against Hardy …


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Weights from Berlin

Photos: Sebastian Heger

Tyron Zeuge 167.1 vs Giovanni De Carolis 166.7
WBA World Super Middleweight Championship

Arthur Abraham 168 vs Tim-Robin Lihaug 167.6
WBO International Super Middleweight Championship

Burak Sahin 228 vs Jakov Gospic 246.9

Ramona Kuehne 131.6 vs Ikram Kerwat 132.3
WBA Female International Lightweight Championship

Stefan Haertel 166.5 vs Mateo Damian Veron 166.3
Sebastian Formella 153.9 vs Nico Salzmann 152.1
Anthony Ogogo 161.6 vs Bronislav Kubin 161.2
Charlie Edwards 114.9 vs Jose Aguilar 116.9
Alexander Peil 194 vs Igor Pylypenko 202.2
Freddy Kywitt 145.1 vs Igor Faniyan TBC

Venue: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin
Promoter: Sauerland Event

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Photos: Sebastian Heger Tyron Zeuge 167.1 vs Giovanni De Carolis 166.7 WBA World Super Middleweight Championship Arthur Abraham 168 vs …


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WBA Names Mandatory Challengers for Thurman (Avanesyan) and Culcay (Andrade)

On July 14, 2016, WBA Championship Committee Chairman George Martinez contacted WBA World welterweight champion Keith Thurman (27-0, 22 KO), the knockout artist from Clearwater, Florida, and WBA World interim super welterweight champion Jack Culcay (22-1, 11 KOs), from Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany, by way of Ambato, Ecuador, regarding their respective mandatory challengers.

The letter to each champion says, “Please take notice, that according to championship rule 11 you must defend the title against the official challenger every nine months (9) from the date you became the champion.

“Pursuant to WBA rule C.13 — Bout Limitations— the champion may not fight a boxer who is not the official challenger within sixty (60) days of the expiration of the mandatory defense period.

“This committee is granting you a period of thirty (30) days to negotiate your upcoming mandatory fight beginning July 14th, 2016 and will close at the end of the business day (- 5 GMT) on August 13th, 2016.”

The two letters differ when it comes to naming the mandatory challengers for both champions.

The letter to Keith Thurman states, “Since you won the championship on March 06, 2015 the next obligatory championship bout is past due from December 2, 2015, and shall box against the official contender (Interim Champion) David Avanesyan.”

The letter to Jack Culcay states, “Since you won the championship on May 21, 2016 the next obligatory championship bout should take place no later than September 20, 2016 and shall box against the official contender Demetrius Andrade.”

If an agreement cannot reached between Thurman and Avanesyan, or by Culcay and Andrade, “the championship committee may call a purse bid.”

On July 14, 2016, WBA Championship Committee Chairman George Martinez contacted WBA World welterweight champion Keith Thurman (27-0, 22 KO), …


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Golovkin-Brook tickets sell out in 11 minutes

Tickets for the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO World Middleweight title clash between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook sold-out in just 11 minutes at The O2 box-office today. Golovkin and Brook meet at the London venue on September 10 live on Sky Sports Box Office and HBO and fight fans have snapped up the tickets in a heartbeat to see pound-for-pound star Golovkin box in the UK for the first time against the unbeaten IBF World Welterweight champion. Two more World title contests were added this week as bitter rivals Lee Haskins and Stuart Hall rematch X years after their first fight, this time with Haskins’ IBF World Bantamweight crown on the line and Charlie Edwards lands a World title shot in just his ninth pro fight as he takes on IBF Flyweight king Johnriel Casimero. Martin J. Ward and Andy Townend clash for the vacant British Super-Featherweight title and Conor Benn tastes his fourth night of action in the paid ranks, with more fights to be added soon.

Tickets for the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO World Middleweight title clash between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook sold-out in …


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Rigondeaux, Dickens, Flanagan, Fana make weight

Guillermo Rigondeaux 121 vs. Jazza Dickens 121
(WBA world super bantamweight title)

Terry Flanagan 134 vs. Mzonke Fana 134
(WBO world lightweight title)

Liam Williams 153 vs. Gary Corcoran 151
Bradley Skeete 146 vs. Alex Lapelley 145
Tommy Langford 159 vs. Timo Laine 159

Venue: Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, Wales
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: BoxNation (UK)

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Guillermo Rigondeaux 121 vs. Jazza Dickens 121 (WBA world super bantamweight title) Terry Flanagan 134 vs. Mzonke Fana 134 (WBO …


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Berchelt-Piriyapinyo final press conference

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBO interim super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt (29-1, 26 KOs) faced off with WBO #2 rated challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (61-2, 41 KOs) at their final press conference on Thursday in advance of Saturday’s world title clash in Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico.

Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo: “We’ve seen Berchelt, he’s a good champion, but doesn’t have the experience or the heart that I have. This is my third opportunity to fight for a title and shall be definitive one because I will be world champion.”

Miguel Berchelt: “We are prepared for the experience, the punching power, and everything the Thai brings. My preparation, my talent and my Mexican warrior spirit will win!”

In the co-feature, WBA female champion Anabel “La Avispa” Ortiz (21-3, 4 KOs) faces Kareli López (9-6-3, 2 KOs) in a non-title bout.

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBO interim super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt (29-1, 26 KOs) faced off with WBO #2 rated …


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Weights from Kissimmee

Photos: All Star Boxing

Orlando Cruz 130 vs. Alex Valdez 129
Jobert Alvarez 113 vs. Miguel Cartagena 112
Luis Olivarez 137 vs. Efrain Cruz 137
Jovan Perez 139 vs. Jonathan Cruz 136
Anthony Arvelo 154 vs. Travis Taylor 152
Chasity Martin 129 vs. Ivana Coleman 126
Mehdi Hassan 220 vs. Carlos Zavallos 239

Tickets: Kissimmee Civic Center 407-935-1412
Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee, FL
TV: Telemundo Network 11:35 PM (US) MXTV 52 (Mexico)
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus

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Photos: All Star Boxing Orlando Cruz 130 vs. Alex Valdez 129 Jobert Alvarez 113 vs. Miguel Cartagena 112 Luis Olivarez …


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Orlando Cruz headlines on Telemundo tonight

Photo: All Star Boxing

Former world title challenger Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz (23-4-1, 11 KOs) of Puerto Rico defends his WBO NABO super featherweight title tonight. against another former world title challenger in Alejandro Valdez (26-7-2, 20 KOs) of Mexico. The Boxeo Telemundo Ford-televised fight is scheduled for ten rounds and will take place at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Cruz was a member of the 2000 Puerto Rican Olympic team that also included Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon. He is currently rated #5 by the WBO. The card is being dedicated to victims of the nearby Pulse Nightclub tragedy.

What do you know about Valdez?

Honestly nothing. I really don’t like to study videos of my opponents because they could end up fighting me a totally different way. It’s much better that I am prepared to adapt to their style the night of the fight. (more…)

Photo: All Star Boxing Former world title challenger Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz (23-4-1, 11 KOs) of Puerto Rico defends his …


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Golovkin-Brook NYC Kickoff Press Conference

Photos: Ed Mulholland/K2 Promotions

Unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (35-0, 32 KOs) and IBF welterweight champion “The Special One” Kell Brook, (36-0, 25 KOs) held a New York City Press Conference on Thursday to formally announce their highly anticipated international showdown on September 10 at The O2 Arena in London, England

Gennady Golovkin: September 10 is the biggest day for me. Just a couple days ago, my promoter Tom Loeffler told me ‘Kell Brook wants to fight you.’ I said wow! This is big news for me because I know this guy is a very good fighter, very strong. He’s the best in his division. Right now I’m very excited. I understand the situation. Right now this is the biggest test for me and the biggest fight!

Kell Brook: To be a great fighter, you’ve got to do great things…this is gonna be a very, very hard fight. I’ve got to make sure that everything is spot on in training. We’ve got to do everything right. Anything short of that and I’m not gonna come up with the goods. So we;re going to put the hard work in the training. We’re gonna go through hell in this training camp, but that’s what you need to do to reach greatness.

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Photos: Ed Mulholland/K2 Promotions Unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (35-0, 32 KOs) and IBF welterweight champion “The Special One” …


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Brand: Ward will see I’m no simple slugger

By Robert Hough

Andre Ward may or may not surprise Alexander Brand in the ring on Aug. 6, but he managed to do so less than a month before the bout. Ward (29-0, 15 KOs), who faces the 39-year-old in Oakland, Calif., in an HBO-televised light-heavyweight fight, said Tuesday that Brand lacks nuance, “comes forward and swings for the fences,” which astonished the Colombian boxer.

“He said that? I never fight that way,” Brand said via an interpreter. “I’m a technical fighter, very uncomfortable to fight. I’m very complicated, not one-dimensional whatsoever.”

Brand (25-1, 19 KOs), who built a long, successful amateur career, said his style is his own, though he was motivated decades ago by elite fighters he watched on TV. (more…)

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