WBO#11 Eto blasts out Sittichai in two

WBO#11 Eto blasts out Sittichai in two

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Elongated super-fly, ex-WBA interim flyweight champ Koki Eto (20-4-1, 15 KOs), 115, proved too strong and sharp ...

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Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Lanardo “The Pain Server” Tyner improved to (32-10-2, 20 KOs) with an exciting UD (78-73, ...

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Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro (16-1, 12 KOs) turned in a dominant performance on Saturday night at the ...

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

By Gabriel F. Cordero Big-punching three division world champion Jhonny González once again showed his power on Saturday night before 9,000 and a ...

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

The pro debut of 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez was a success as Hernandez pounded on Patrick Gutierrez (0-3) for four ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Magdaleno to headline an April 22 PPV at StubHub Center

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champions Oscar Valdez, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez and Jessie Magdaleno will all be defending their titles on an April 22 PPV at StubHub Center in Carson, California. The card will be officially announced at a press conference brunch tomorrow in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Joining the world champions will be U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs) will be making the second defense of his WBO featherweight title against #1 contender Miguel Marriaga (25-1, 21 KOs); Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs) will be making his first defense of the WBO super middleweight title against Maksim Bursak (33-4-1, 15 KOs); Magdaleno (24-0, 17 KOs) will be making the first defense of his WBO junior featherweight title against Adeilson Dos Santos (18-2, 14 KOs); and Stevenson, the crown jewel of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, will be making his eagerly-awaited professional debut in a four-round featherweight bout.

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champions Oscar Valdez, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez and Jessie Magdaleno will all be defending their …


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Mendez to face Aguilar March 11

Lightweight Manuel Mendez, fresh off his first round, one-punch knockout victory over Vitor Freitas on SHOWTIME in November, returns to the ring as the main attraction of “Night of Champions,” Thompson Boxing Promotions’ annual, private event.

The 4-bout card originates from the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, Calif. this Saturday, March 11.

Mendez (13-1-2, 1 KOs), trained by Joel Diaz, will test his power-punching skills against Costa Rica’s Bergman Aguilar (14-2-1, 4 KOs) in the “Night of Champions” 8-round main event.

“In training camp, we worked on a lot of new offensive strategies,” said Mendez, 26. “Fans are going to see an even more aggressive Manuel Mendez on March 11.” (more…)

Lightweight Manuel Mendez, fresh off his first round, one-punch knockout victory over Vitor Freitas on SHOWTIME in November, returns to …



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EBU update

By Marco Bratusch

MK Events/Malamine Koné won today’s EBU bid earning the right to promote the European Union (EU) light haevyweight champion Hakim Zoulikha’s (24-8, 10 KOs) first title defense against Italian by way of Albania mandatory challenger Orial Kolaj (17-5, 11 KOs). MK Events offered well-rounded 30,000 Euros outbidding a Round Zero proposal of 14,750 Euros. No other offers were received. The fight is expected to take place on Friday, March 31st, according to the winning promoter. The 30-year-old Zoulikha won the EU title last November outpointing French countryman Kevin Tomas Cojean in their second meeting, and in his career has experienced defeats against top-rated fighters as Sullivan Barrera and Egor Mekhontsev in United States. Kolaj, a former Italian and European Union champion, is undefeated since 2011 although his career was recently slowed down by a few injuries and he has not fought at all in 2016.

Undefeated 30-year-old Ukrainian Oleksandr Hryshchuk (16-0, 6 KOs) has been designated by EBU as co-challenger along with Frenchman southpaw Thomas Masson (16-3-1, 4 KOs) to fight for the vacant European (EBU) flyweight championship, after former title holder Vincent Legrand vacated the belt last week. Consequently, a purse bid has been set for next April 10th if the involved parties will not reach a private deal by that date. (more…)

By Marco Bratusch MK Events/Malamine Koné won today’s EBU bid earning the right to promote the European Union (EU) light …


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Flanagan evaluates rival world champions

WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan, who defends his belt against Petr Petrov at the Manchester Arena on April 8, took time out to evaluate his rival world titleholders. Quick summary: He views IBF champ Robert Easter as the “weakest,” WBA champ Jorge Linares as “coming to the end,” and WBC champ Mikey Garcia as “the best of the other champions.” (more…)

WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan, who defends his belt against Petr Petrov at the Manchester Arena on April 8, took …




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Andrade-Culcay, Lemieux-Stevens highlight this week’s boxing action

Two big fights on the radar this week.

Unbeaten former WBO 154lb champ Demetrius Andrade heads to Germany to challenge WBA “regular” super welterweight world champion Jack Culcay on Saturday. The bout will take place at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen. Andrade is a 22:1 favorite to seize the title against Culcay, despite fighting on hostile soil. No USA TV announced as of yet.

The other big match is a middleweight showdown between former IBF world champion David Lemieux and former world title challenger Curtis Stevens at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Lemieux is a -365 favorite. Stevens backers can get +305. HBO will televise.

Two big fights on the radar this week. Unbeaten former WBO 154lb champ Demetrius Andrade heads to Germany to challenge …


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Bellew-Haye Update; Wilder or Parker next?

Both Tony Bellew and David Haye suffered injuries in their bruising heavyweight battle Saturday in London, won by Bellew via eleventh round TKO. Bellew says he broke his right hand early in the fight. Haye ruptured an Achilles tendon midway through the fight and has undergone surgery in a London hospital.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s already been contacted by camps of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker regarding a possible Bellew clash. Bellew still holds the WBC cruiserweight title and could return to that division, or a big money rematch with Haye is also a possibility.

Both Tony Bellew and David Haye suffered injuries in their bruising heavyweight battle Saturday in London, won by Bellew via …


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Australian Boxing Hall Of Fame Inductions

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

The Australian Boxing Hall Of Fame induction dinner was held on Saturday at the Pullman Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria. ABHOF President Brett McCormick presided.

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees:

MODERN: Ken Salisbury (30-1-1, 9 KOs),
Commonwealth light middleweight champion 1984-85

VETERAN: Russell Sands (35-19-4,10 KOs)
Australian featherweight Champion 1955

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By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing The Australian Boxing Hall Of Fame induction dinner was held on Saturday at …


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Joshua Greer Jr. debuts on ShoBox Friday

Bantamweight prospect Joshua Greer Jr.(11-1-1, 4 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois, will get his chance under the bright lights this Friday when he faces unbeaten James Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) of Detroit, Michigan. ShoBox: The New Generation will televise the bout, live on SHOWTIME. The contest is scheduled for 8 rounds at a contracted weight of 118 pounds. Greer Jr. realizes he will enter the fight as the underdog facing Smith in his backyard. This fact doesn’t bother him as he has no intention of letting this fight go to the scorecards.

(more…)

Bantamweight prospect Joshua Greer Jr.(11-1-1, 4 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois, will get his chance under the bright lights this Friday …



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Nishitani upsets Tsuchiya to win Japanese 135lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded Kazuhiro Nishitani (17-4-1, 9 KOs), 134.25, surprisingly captured the Japanese lightweight belt when he came off the canvas and finally scored a great upset in halting defending champ Shuhei Tsuchiya (22-5, 18 KOs), 134.5, at 2:52 of the eighth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Tsuchiya, formerly a kick-boxer boasting of his power punching with which he once registered twelve consecutive stoppages since his debut in 2009, was of course a prefight favorite, and took the initiative in the first two sessions, as expected. Nishitani, a taller switch-hitter, furiously fought back hard to be in command in rounds three and four. Tsuchiya, a stout-built hard-puncher, landed a vicious right counter to badly drop the challenger, who, however, retaliated with all he had for the remainder of the fifth.

After the fifth, the open scoring system indicated 47-47 by all the judges. The pugnacious champ, a year his senior at 30, accelerated his attack to dominate the sixth and seventh with his heavy body shots. The eighth, however, witnessed an unexpected trick as Nishitani switched to southpaw, lifted a punch-of-life left uppercut to the chin, decking Tsuchiya with a thud onto the canvas. Though he resumed fighting, Tsuchiya sank again, this time, flat to be unable to regain his feet. The ref promptly called a halt without taking a count by considering his damage caused by Nishitani’s desperate combinations that looked so effective that badly hurt the champ. It’s a stunning upset. Though still early in 2017, this extravaganza may be a strong candidate for the Fight of the Year in the non-world title bout category by fight scribes’ year-end poll. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unheralded Kazuhiro Nishitani (17-4-1, 9 KOs), 134.25, surprisingly captured the Japanese lightweight belt …


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Thurman-Garcia pulls huge TV audience

CBS was the #1 network in prime time on Saturday night, according to Nielsen overnight ratings, with the live broadcast of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The broadcast, which was produced by SHOWTIME Sports, featured a welterweight world championship unification fight between undefeated champions Keith Thurman (WBA) and Danny Garcia (WBC). Thurman won a close split decision to unify the belts.

The broadcast earned a 2.2 rating from 9 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. ET, up 22% over the previous June 25, 2016 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS broadcast featuring Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter (1.8 rating).

*Full data including viewership for the boxing broadcast on CBS will be available in the coming days.

CBS was the #1 network in prime time on Saturday night, according to Nielsen overnight ratings, with the live broadcast …


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Juanma to box Vazquez trainer for charity

Many will remember former world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez trading punches with a cornerman for Wilfredo Vazquez Jr after Juanma’s KO win over Vazquez last year at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan. Now Juanma and Vazquez’ trainer Albert ‘El Entrenadorcito’ Rivera will settle the score in a five round boxing exhibition on March 17 at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon with all collected funds going to benefit various causes chosen by the fighters.

Many will remember former world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez trading punches with a cornerman for Wilfredo Vazquez Jr after …


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Virgil Hunter on Fonfara win over Dawson

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Andrew Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO) was behind on all scorecards and needed a dramatic tenth round KO over well prepared, former 3-time light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (34-5, 19 KO) on the undercard of Thurman-Garcia to stay among the elite light heavies. Virgil Hunter, his trainer for the last 5 months, assesses his performance vs. Dawson and explains what will be the next step in Fonfara’s development.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Andrew Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO) was behind on all scorecards and needed a dramatic tenth round KO …



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Karpency Cruises in Columbus

Heavyweight Jeremiah Karpency (14-1, 5kos) captured the Ohio State Heavyweight Title Saturday night with an 8 round unanimous decision over Brian Holstein (12-6, 7kos) at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus, Ohio. Karpency used his superior size and landed harder shots throughout the fight while hurting Holstein badly in both the 4th and 5th rounds. A very game Holstein continued to come forward and press the action, but Karpency prevailed on the scorecards 78-74 and (77-75 twice). (more…)

Heavyweight Jeremiah Karpency (14-1, 5kos) captured the Ohio State Heavyweight Title Saturday night with an 8 round unanimous decision over …


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Boxing results from Medellin, Colombia

Boxing sometimes brings together people from worlds apart. One such example was this past Saturday where professional boxing returned to Medellin, Colombia for the first time in quite a while.

The main event saw Daniel Miranda (10-2, 7 KOs) of Panama stop Colombian journeyman Elkin Rosario in round 2. Miranda was making his (AK Promotions) debut and fighting for the first time out of his native Panama. The first round saw Rosario competing with the stalking Miranda landing some shots of his own. In round 2 Miranda turned up the pressure with a hard flurry of punches that sent Miranda crashing to the canvas where he was counted out. (more…)

Boxing sometimes brings together people from worlds apart. One such example was this past Saturday where professional boxing returned to …


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Thurman, Garcia post-fight presser quotes

By John DiSanto

At the post fight press conference both fighters addressed the media.

Photo: Emily Harney

KEITH THURMAN:
“It was a great night of boxing. He had technique, but I had greater technique. Danny didn’t like my movement. As soon as he took off the gas, I got right in his face.”

“I want to keep giving you guys great fights. I’ve given you two in a row. I want to give you more. We’ll have to see what happens. There might be a rematch. His dad said he didn’t want a rematch. So we’ll see.”

“Do I want to see three world titles strapped around me? Of course I do. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an undisputed welterweight champion. I don’t know when, but it will manifest.”

DANNY GARCIA:
“It was a good fight. I thought I did enough to win. I picked it up in the last four rounds and thought I won the fight. But I take my losses like I take my wins, like a true champion. All I can do is come back stronger.”

ANGEL GARCIA:
“How do you win a championship running? Right now, I’m disgusted with boxing. I want Danny to retire right now.”

By John DiSanto At the post fight press conference both fighters addressed the media. KEITH THURMAN: “It was a great …


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Showtime to air Brook-Spence, Porter-Berto

Tonight on CBS, SHOWTIME announced that the upcoming IBF Welterweight World Championship between defending champion Kell Brook and undefeated contender Errol Spence Jr. will air live on SHOWTIME this spring.

DiBella Entertainment, Barclays Center and SHOWTIME also announced the WBC Welterweight Eliminator between former 147-pound champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter taking place Saturday, April 22, live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The winner of Berto-Porter becomes the mandatory challenger to the victor of tonight’s WBA and WBC welterweight unification between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia.

Full information on each event will be announced shortly.

Tonight on CBS, SHOWTIME announced that the upcoming IBF Welterweight World Championship between defending champion Kell Brook and undefeated contender …



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Thurman defeats Garcia in WBC/WBA welterweight title unification

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a huge big WBC/WBA welterweight unification clash between unbeaten world champions, WBA kingpin Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over WBC boss Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Thurman rocked Garcia several times in round one. Thurman might have edged round two with activity late. Thurman cracked Garcia with big shots in round three. Garcia took them well. Garcia started coming on in round six. Thurman kept his distance the last two rounds. Scores were 116-112, 115-113 Thuman, 115-113 Garcia.

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By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a huge big WBC/WBA welterweight unification clash between unbeaten world champions, …


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Undercard results from Brooklyn

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the nationally televised (CBS) co-feature bout scheduled for twelve rounds, southpaw Erickson Lubin, Orlando, 18-0, 13 KOs, remained undefeated with an impressive fourth round TKO of Mexican Jorge Cota, 23-2, 20 KOs. Lubin took the first three rounds, then knocked Cota down with an overhand left in round four. Referee Earl Brown stopped the bout at the 1:25 mark of the fourth. With the win, Lubin became the mandatory challenger for the WBC 154 pound title.

Chicago light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, 29-4, 17 KOs, bounced back from his surprise loss to Joe Smith Jr. with a 10th round TKO of Chad Dawson, New Haven, CT, 34-5, 19 KOs, in the final round of their fight. Fonfara dropped Dawson in round nine and finished him early in the tenth. A hard right staggered Dawson and Fonfara poured it on until referee David Fields stopped the fight with Dawson hurt in a neutral corner. The time was 38 seconds of the 10th.

Beverly Hills-based junior welterweight Sergey Lipinets, 12-0, 10 KOs, stopped Clarence Booth, St. Petersburg, FL, 14-3, 7 KOs, in round seven of their scheduled eight rounder. Lipinets controlled most of the action through the first six rounds before knocking down Booth and finishing him at 1:33 of the seventh round. The referee was Gary Rosato. (more…)

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In the nationally televised (CBS) co-feature bout scheduled for twelve rounds, southpaw …


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Upset: Bellew TKOs Haye in eleven

In an intense grudge match, WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (28-3, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. 5:1 underdog Bellew dropped Haye in round six with a barrage of punches. Haye gamely continued favoring an injured right leg. Bellew knocked Haye through the ropes in round eleven and Haye’s corner threw in the towel. Time was 2:16.

In an intense grudge match, WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over former …


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Eddington KOs Malignaggi

Welterweight Sam Eggington (20-3. 12 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over former world champion Paulie Malignaggi (37-8, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Malignaggi appeared headed to a decision win when Eddington suddenly finished him with a body shot. Malignaggi was counted out.

IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby (24-1, 9 KOs) scored a ninth round stoppage against Andoni Gago (16-3-2, 5 KOs) in a non-title fight.

Welterweight Sam Eggington (20-3. 12 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over former world champion Paulie Malignaggi (37-8, 7 KOs) …


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“Churritos” Hernandez defeats Nawaphon to claim WBC flyweight belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (34-2. 25 KOs) knocked out Nawaphon Kaikanha (36-1, 28 KOs) in the third round to became new World Boxing Council flyweight champion on Saturday night at the National Stadium Gymnasium in Bangkok, Thailand. Hernandez, going all out for a KO from the opening bell, finally chopped down his taller foe with a series of powerful punches in round three. Nawaphon rose the canvas, but “Churritos” pounced with a brutal barrage and the bout was stopped. The belt was vacant after being relinquished by Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, who moved up to super flyweight.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (34-2. 25 KOs) knocked out Nawaphon Kaikanha (36-1, 28 KOs) in the third …


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EBU updates

By Marco Bratusch

The fight for the vacant European Union (EU) junior lightweight title beteween co-challengers Petteri Frojdholm (11-0, 4 KOs), from Finland, and Farouk Kourbanov (12-0, 13 KOs) has been rescheduled for March 25th in Helsinki after the fight was scratched from a previous date last week. On the same card promoted by Dominus Boxing will also take place the vacant criuserweight title between Leonardo Damian Bruzzese (17-2, 6 KOs) and Juho Haapoja (27-7-2, 16 KOs) as feature bout of the evening.

A purse bid was set by EBU on March 22nd in Rome in order to determine which promoter will stage the fight between European (EBU) super bantamweight title holder Abigail “Bebé” Medina (17-3-2, 8 KOs) and mandatory challenger Martin Ward (24-3-1, 5 KOs), if respective managers will not come to terms by the reported deadline.

MK Events informs that the Mohammed Mimoune (17-2, 2 KOs) vs. Jussi Koivula (21-3-1, 8 KOs) fight, valid as Mimoune’s second defence of the European Union (EU) welterweight title, has been postponed to March 31st in Paris instead of March 25th as previously communicated.

Italian boxing company Boxe Loreni confirms a private deal has been reached with BBT Production of Davide Buccioni to stage the vacant European Union (EU) junior featherweight title, and Italian rivalry, between two-time Olympian Vittorio Jahin Parrinello (9-0, 2 KOs) and Luca Rigoldi (12-1-1, 5 KOs). Mario Loreni promoter speculates the fight could land in Vicenza, northern Italy, in late April or early May. As result of the deal, the respective purse bid scheduled next Monday is canceled. The fight will be a rematch of their first encounter in 2016 when veteran Parrinello won a close unanimous decsion over former undefeated yet relatively inexperienced Rigoldi, whose trainer Gino Freo is now sure his fighter may turn the table in a rematch.

By Marco Bratusch The fight for the vacant European Union (EU) junior lightweight title beteween co-challengers Petteri Frojdholm (11-0, 4 …


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Magagane to make first defense of Gauteng lightweight title

By Ron Jackson

Jeffrey Magagane of Soweto makes the first defense of his Gauteng lightweight title when he meets Ayanda Nkosi from the East Rand at the Blairgowrie Recreation Centre in Randburg on Sunday afternoon. Magagane, 26, one of the brightest prospects in South Africa boxing today made his pro debut in October 2015 with a stoppage win over Ombu Moseli and then scored three inside the distance wins before going six rounds against Gift Bholo.

On October 23 last year he beat Michael Mokoena in an all-action fight over ten rounds to win the vacant Gauteng lightweight title to take his record to 6-0; 4.

Nkosi has been fighting as a pro since April 2014 and racked up a record of 5 wins, with 1 inside the distance and only 1 loss against Thembani Hobyane in June 2015. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Jeffrey Magagane of Soweto makes the first defense of his Gauteng lightweight title when he meets Ayanda …


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Moran destroys Zamora in one round



Photos: All Star Boxing

Local lightweight favorite Antonio “Toño” Morán (21-2, 14 KOs) needed just 92 seconds to annihilate Richard Zamora (14-2, 8 KOs) of San Luis Potosi, on Friday night at the Carpa Astros in Mexico, City. The scheduled ten rounder for Moran’s WBC Latino Silver lightweight title, ended abruptly when Moran landed a crushing right to Zamora’s jaw that sent him to the canvas. Zamora beat the count, but was deemed unable to continue.

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Photos: All Star Boxing Local lightweight favorite Antonio “Toño” Morán (21-2, 14 KOs) needed just 92 seconds to annihilate Richard …


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Frenois retains European title against Gusev

By Marco Bratusch

European super bantamweight champion Guillaume Frenois (43-1, 10 KOs) retained his title via unanimous decision against Russian contender Vyacheslav Gusev (22-4, 6 KOs), in a bout that was valid as first and voluntary defense of his continental belt. The 33-year-old Frenois used his superior skill set to take an early control of the fight and cruise to a wide unanimous decision, that judges at ringside scored 120-108, 118-110 and 116-112 in favor of the French southpaw. The main event topped an Europrom promoted card in Saint-Quentìn, France.

Frenois, whose only lost occurred against Devis Boschiero in 2013, will now have to take on the mandatory challenger Liam Walsh although the British boxer might relinquish to his position as he also is in line to face IBF champion Gervonta Davis, as Wlash’s promoter Frank Warren suggested last week.

By Marco Bratusch European super bantamweight champion Guillaume Frenois (43-1, 10 KOs) retained his title via unanimous decision against Russian …


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WBA presents personalized belt to Thurman


Photo: WBA

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association, presented to Keith Thurman the personalized belt that accredits him as Welterweight Super Champion.

Thurman is worthy of this status and he has shown it. In 2013, he won the interim 147-pound title after beating Diego Gabriel Chavez of Mexico by a tenth-round knockout. He defended this title successfully on three occasions.

Later, he became regular champion and in 2015 fought against the Mexican Robert Guerrero, whom he defeated by unanimous decision. He exposed this belt twice successfully and the WBA World Championships Committee named him Super Champion.

Undoubtedly, “One Time” has proven to be one of the best pound for pound at the moment, and he has a tough challenge this Saturday when goes in the ring to fight against Danny Garcia and defend his WBA crown.

Photo: WBA Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association, presented to Keith Thurman the personalized belt that accredits …


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Buttigieg outpoints Jerkic for Commonwealth Crown

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Melbourne based Anthony Buttigieg (13-0, 3 KOs) scored a split twelve round decision over Newcastle based Rocky Jerkic (15-1, 12 KOs) to capture the vacant light middleweight Commonwealth crown at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Scores 115-113, 114-113, 113-115.

Buttigieg, 28 years is a former chef at the Crown Casino’s Rockpool restaurant and went into the fight as the underdog but was confident of victory. “I’m hoping he (Jerkic) tries to rely on his power because I have a really good defence and the longer he goes, the more weary he will grow. Tell him he is heading for deep water.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Melbourne based Anthony Buttigieg (13-0, 3 KOs) scored a split twelve round decision …


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Sam Watson talks Fonfara-Dawson

By Przemek Garczarczyk

To have a great boxing event, you need a great headliner and a great undercard. The undercard for the highly anticipated Thurman-Garcia title unification fight (Barclays Center, Saturday, 9PM ET on CBS), featuring former light heavyweight challenger Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KOs) vs. former 3-time champion Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) fits the bill perfectly. Boxing insider Sam Watson expects a fantastic fight between two fighters who know what’s at stake: being in light heavyweight elite or just being one of many in very competitive weight class.

By Przemek Garczarczyk To have a great boxing event, you need a great headliner and a great undercard. The undercard …


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Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Tickets sold out

The Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown set for Saturday, May 6 between two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34KOs) and former WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) has sold out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The number of tickets sold, more than 20,000, is among the largest indoor sell-outs in the rich history of Las Vegas prizefights.

“Big fights sell, and as anyone can see from the fact that we sold out Las Vegas’ biggest boxing venue less than 10 days after tickets became available, Canelo-Chavez, Jr. is a huge fight,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO and Chairman Oscar De La Hoya. “Now that T-Mobile Arena is full, we will soon announce venues for showing the fight on closed circuit for fans still planning to come to celebrate in Las Vegas, and fans can of course see the fight in the comfort of their own homes on HBO Pay-Per-View.”

Earlier this week, Golden Boy Promotions announced that Argentinian slugger Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) will appear on the HBO Pay-Per-View in his first fight in more than a year and a half against Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs). The remainder of the Pay-Per-View slate and undercard will be announced shortly.

The Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown set for Saturday, May 6 between two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34KOs) and …


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Thurman-Garcia HEATED face off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

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Garcia, Thurman make weight



Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Danny Garcia 146.5 vs Keith Thurman 146.25
(WBC World welterweight title)
(WBA Super World welterweight title)

Jorge Cota 153.8 vs Erickson Lubin 153.8
Mario Barrios 139.4 vs Yardley Cruz 139.2
Sergey Lipinetc 140.6 vs Clarence Booth 140
Andrzej Fonfara 176.8 vs Chad Dawson 176

Heather Hardy 124.6 vs Edina Kiss 124.2
(WBC Female International Featherweight Championship)

Thomas Velasquez 135.2 vs James Lester 137.8
Rickey Lopez 125.4 vs Pablo Cruz 125.4
Richardson Hitchins 141 vs Mario Perez 141.2

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Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime Danny Garcia 146.5 vs Keith Thurman 146.25 (WBC World welterweight title) (WBA Super World welterweight title) Jorge …


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Q&A: Richard Zamora

Richard Zamora (14-1, 8KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico takes on Local favorite Antonio “Toño” Morán (20-2, 13 KOs) of Mexico City tonight on Boxeo Telemundo Ford. The site of the main event will be The Carpa Astros in Mexico, City, Mexico. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds with Moran’s WBC Latino Silver lightweight title at stake. Zamora is well aware that he is the visiting underdog but motivated to make the most of this opportunity.

What do you know about your opponent?

I cannot say I know very much about Morán other than hearing he is very tough opponent. I am not worried though as I have trained hard for this fight?

How is your weight going into this fight?

My weight is very good. I am actually below the weight limit for this fight and will have no issues on the scale. (more…)

Richard Zamora (14-1, 8KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico takes on Local favorite Antonio “Toño” Morán (20-2, 13 KOs) of …


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Haye-Bellew quotes

Photo: Lawrence Lustig-Matchroom

WBC Cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew and former champion David Haye met before their Saturday grudge match at the 02 Arena in London. Here is what they had to say.

David Haye:

“I need to prove to the world that I number one, and I’m a box office star,” said Haye. “The rest of the Heavyweight world will see that if they want mega-dough they need to come to me. People want to see him get destroyed. I will go out there, I will let me hands go, and he will go to sleep very, very quickly.

“I feel better now than I ever have. No-one wanted to fight me in my last two fights. I went through so many names but they didn’t want to know. I got my ranking back from it so it did the job. I don’t think he’s any tougher than the last two guys, I really don’t. Tony is tailor-made for me. If I can construct an opponent to KO easy, I’d say ‘bring me Tony Bellew’.

“It’s a shame for him but the fans will get to see what they want. I hope it doesn’t shock them how brutally he’s going to get knocked out. They’re the ones that have called for it. If it wasn’t for the public demanding the fight, then it wouldn’t be happening. (more…)

WBC Cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew and former champion David Haye met before their Saturday grudge match at the 02 …


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Garcia-Thurman face off video

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Update

Photos: Etzel Espinosa

The former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is training in Mexico City at the famed Romanza Gym, owned Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain. Also on hand are Julio Cesar Chavez, trainer Memo Heredia and uncle Rodolfo Chavez. Junior is current at 182 pounds as he prepares to face Canelo Alvarez on May 6 in Las Vegas,

Regarding Canelo, Junior said, “He’s an athlete, looks strong, and from what I’ve seen he has always fought fighters where he had some sort of advantage. He’s a good fighter. Difficult. We are taking things seriously, but I don’t think he’s one of the great champions of Mexico. He wants me to tell him he’s like Salvador Sanchez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Julio Cesar Chavez. I can’t say that. if he’s angry about that, excuse me!” (more…)

Photos: Etzel Espinosa The former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is training in Mexico City at the famed …




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