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FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

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Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

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Wilder TKOs Washington in five to retain WBC world heavyweight title

Wilder TKOs Washington in five to retain WBC world heavyweight title

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Banks wins Detroit heavyweight battle

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Manfredo-Biosse clash ends in draw

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Peter Manfredo, Jr. (40-8, 21 KO’s) battled Rhode Island veteran Vladine Biosse (16-7-2, 7 KO’s) to an unpopular draw over eight rounds of boxing at super middleweight in his comeback fight after a 3 year layoff. Manfredo, Jr., the heavy favorite, looked rusty against Biosse who took the fight on only two weeks notice on a card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports in Lincoln, RI. Many ringside media observers thought Biosse won the fight convincingly. The final scores were 78-74 (Manfredo), 77-75 (Biosse), and 76-76. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Peter Manfredo, Jr. (40-8, 21 KO’s) battled Rhode Island veteran Vladine Biosse …


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Tabiti, Hunter victorious on cruiserweight twinbill

Photos: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

In a clash of undefeated cruiserweights, Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia (17-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. Tabiti was credited with a knockdown in round eight when Tapia’s glove touched the canvas. Scores were 99-90, 97-92, 97-92.

In another clash between undefeated cruiserweights, 2012 U.S. Olympian Michael Hunter (12-0, 8 KOs) scored a clear cut Isiah Thomas (15-1, 6 KOs). Hunter pressed the action en route to a 100-90, 100-90, 99-91 verdict. (more…)

Photos: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions In a clash of undefeated cruiserweights, Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a ten …



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Weights from Detroit

Photos: Salita Promotions

Emilio Salas 200.8 vs. Demetrius Banks 197.9
James Smith 118.6 vs. Pablo Cupul 121.8
Alexey Zubov 204.6 vs. Damon McCreary 272.6
James Ballard 173.4 vs. Edgar Perez 179.6
Dorell Van Horn Jr. 158.5 vs. Francisco Reza 154.8
Clarence Dubose 189 vs. Jovan Blakely 197.2
Serdar Hudayberdiyev 147.4 vs. Marco Russell 147.4
Giorgi Gelashvili 144.1 vs. Alfred Hall 147.1

Promoter: Salita Promotions
Venue: Masonic Temple, Detroit

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Photos: Salita Promotions Emilio Salas 200.8 vs. Demetrius Banks 197.9 James Smith 118.6 vs. Pablo Cupul 121.8 Alexey Zubov 204.6 …


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UniMas Weights from Studio City, California

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Saul Rodriguez 132.4 vs. Daulis Prescott 132.4
Andy Ruiz Jr 248.6 vs. Ray Austin 266.4
Toka Kahn Clary 126.6 vs. Orlando Rizo 125.6
Esquiva Falcao 160.6 vs. Paul Valenzuela 160.8

Venue: Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Saul Rodriguez 132.4 vs. Daulis Prescott 132.4 Andy Ruiz Jr 248.6 vs. Ray Austin …




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Hernandez-Harrison salvages draw with Dallas Jr.

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Dusty Hernandez Harrison and Mike Dallas, Jr. battled to a 10-round split decision draw in the main event of the Throne Boxing/Roc Nation card at the DC Armory. Dallas Jr. was the aggressor throughout the contest as he landed crisp combinations to the body of the hometown boxer. Dallas, Jr. knocked down Harrison with a left hand in the fifth round. In the eighth round, Harrison seemed to hit Dallas with a low blow that dropped him to the canvas. However, referee Malik Waleed ruled a knockdown for Harrison. Both men landed solid shots at the end of the bout. Judge Paul Wallace scored the bout for Dallas, 96-92. Judge Tammye Jenkins saw the contest for Harrison, 95-94. Judge Wayne Smith saw the draw, 95-95. Harrison remains undefeated at 29-0-1, 16 KO’s. Dallas is now 21-3-2, 10 KO’s.

Philadelphia, PA heavyweight Darmani “Rock Solid” Rock made his pro debut a successful one dispatching of “The DC Diamond Cutter” Carlos Black of Rockville, MD in less than two minutes. Rock was able to parry Black’s early punches before swarming Black with heavy shots of his own. A three-punch combination by Rock dropped Black to the canvas. Black barely beat referee Michelle Myers’s count but Myers deemed Black unfit to continue. The bout was stopped at 1:54. Black falls to 1-4.

Orlando “Orlandito” Del Valle of Bayamon, Puerto Rico won an eight-round unanimous decision over Thomas “The Franchise ” Snow of Washington, DC. Del Valle dropped Snow twice with left hands, once in the second round and once in the third. Snow managed to come back and had a strong seventh round as he landed punches to Del Valle’s mid-section. However, Del Valle finished strong and got the victory by identical scores of 76-74 across the board. Del Valle raises his record to 21-2, 15 KO’s while Snow falls to 18-3, 12 KO’s. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill Dusty Hernandez Harrison and Mike Dallas, Jr. battled to a 10-round …


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Dierry Jean dodges bullet in Montreal

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Former world title challenger Dierry Jean (29-2-1 20KO) dodged a bullet Friday night managing a 76-74, 74-76, 75-75 split draw after hitting the canvas twice in the fourth round versus Ricky Sismundo (30-9-3 13KO) of Japan. Each fighter threw and landed similtaneous right hands but Jean felt far more tumbling to canvas and having problems initially rising to his feet. The hometown fighter tumbled into the corner and was dropped later in the round as he struggled. Sismundo was able to match the speed of Jean, usually a clear advantage in most of his previous fights. Jean who spent the last half of fight with a left eye almost shut fought gamely and managed to land, but his shots seemed to have little effect on the visitor who answered back on everything thrown his way.

In a battle of undefeated junior-middleweights, Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (16-0-1 13KO) scored a sensational finish stopping Ferdinand Pilz (16-1 12KO) of Germany. The Montreal fighter dominated much of the action throughout the contest but starting to turn up the volume to end the 7th. By the 9th Pilz was having his head snapped back like Pez dispenser and Butler soon landed the hammer shortly after. Pills managed to climb to his feet from the first right, but the deluge kept coming and the visitor went crashing down face first. His corner seeing enough threw in the towel, literally as referee Marlon Wright was making his count. Butler retains his IBF junior championship.

Super-lightweight Guislain Maduma (18-2 11KO) dominated with a eight round body attack of Cesar Inalef (20-6-2 6KO) winning a 80-71, 80-71 80-70 decision. Maduma scored a knockdown in the third and was the aggressor for the entire fight. “I need rounds,” Maduma told Fightnews after the fight. “I’ve still got things to work on in there, but mainly I need rounds.” (more…)

By Dave Spencer at ringside Former world title challenger Dierry Jean (29-2-1 20KO) dodged a bullet Friday night managing a …


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Blackledge retains Commonwealth title

Super middleweight Luke Blackledge (21-2-2, 7 KOs) successfully defended his Commonwealth title with an explosive fifth round KO over against Ghana’s Ishmael Tetteh (31-13-2, 18 KOs) on Friday night at Macron Stadium in Bolton, England. Blackledge dropped the African with a crippling body shot. Time was :57.

Super lightweight Jack Catterall (15-0, 9 KOs) outpointed Joe Hughes (14-2, 6 KOs) to retain his WBO Intercontinental title and earn himself a shot at the British title. Scores were 115-113, 117-112 and 117-113.

In the first title fight of the night, super middleweight Kiryl Relikh (21-0, 19 KOs) defended his WBA Intercontinental title with a fourth round stoppage against Joaquim Carniero Batista (23-7, 21 KOs). Batista’s corner retired their fighter to save him from taking any further damage at 2:50.

Super middleweight Luke Blackledge (21-2-2, 7 KOs) successfully defended his Commonwealth title with an explosive fifth round KO over against …


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Weights from México City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez & Alma Montiel WBC

Mariana Juárez 114.85 vs. Tamao Ozawa 114.85
(WBC super flyweight International title)

Marco Periban 174.9 vs. German Rafael 173
Edgar Lozano 121.45 vs. Rodolfo Hernández 122

Venue: Arena Coliseo
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez & Alma Montiel WBC Mariana Juárez 114.85 vs. Tamao Ozawa 114.85 (WBC super …



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Ivan Morales: I will come back as a ‘poor’ world champion

Photo: Jesus Lopez/Team Ivan Morales
Photo: Jesus Lopez/Team Ivan Morales

By Hesiquio Balderas

Ivan Morales is taking his role as a world title challenger very seriously. Traveling to Cardiff, Wales to take on current IBF bantamweight world champion Lee Haskins. Fighting a world champion in hostile territory is a dangerous assignment, but “El Niño Maravilla” from Tijuana, Mexico, the younger brother of legendary world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales and Diego “Pelucho” Morales, who also went on to capture a world title, believes he has what it takes.

Fightnews.com had the chance to talk a few minutes ago with Morales. (more…)

By Hesiquio Balderas Ivan Morales is taking his role as a world title challenger very seriously. Traveling to Cardiff, Wales …


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Weights from Hammond, Indiana

Photo: Tom Barnes
Photo: Tom Barnes

Mike Jimenez 167.6 vs. Aaron Pryor, Jr. 167.2
Nick Mazurek 241.8 vs. Mike Jones
Jose Araumbula 136.6 vs. Johnny Frazier 136.8
Tommy Zbikowski 184.6 vs. Albert Harkins 184
Sam Horowitz 174.2 vs. Dwayne Williams 178.4
Ivan Gonzales 178.2 vs. Ronez McGrady
Fred Bowen 135.6 vs. Tyrome Jones 135.4
Francisco Saldana 124.6 vs. Luis Guerrero 119.8
Kenny Thomas, Jr. 147.6 vs. Kelly Wright 139

Venue: Horseshoe Hammond, Hammond, Indiana
Promoter: Hitz Boxing

Mike Jimenez 167.6 vs. Aaron Pryor, Jr. 167.2 Nick Mazurek 241.8 vs. Mike Jones Jose Araumbula 136.6 vs. Johnny Frazier …


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Fonfara: Chicago is my town. I will prove it!

By Przemek Garczarczyk

The “Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (28-2, 16 KOs) has commented on his showdown against Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr (21-1, 17 KOs) on June 18 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

“When Glen Johnson, the former champ, came to Chicago three years ago, he was supposed to beat some skinny guy from Poland with not much experience in the light heavyweight division, but the rest is history,” said Fonfara. “I’m sure this is how Smith Jr thinks – this is my time. He’ll be on the big stage, NBC primetime, versus the #2 WBC ranked heavyweight in the world, probably thinking that he can beat my ass. Joe comes for glory, not for money. He’s wrong thinking that he can beat me, of course.”

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By Przemek Garczarczyk The “Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (28-2, 16 KOs) has commented on his showdown against Joe “The Irish …


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Ganaway wins vacant NABF junior welterweight title

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

In a bizarre ending last night in the main event at the Omni Dallas Hotel, junior welterweight Rashad Ganaway (17-5-1, 9KO) claimed the vacant NABF junior welterweight title when Karim Martinez (15-2, 7KO) did not come out for the 10th and final round. Ganaway controlled the fight from the opening bell but never seriously hurt Martinez who was game throughout. Apparently the corner of Martinez had seen enough and informed referee Laurence Cole and threw in the towel. Showtime’s Jimmy Lennon Jr, a staple at The Real Estate Council FightNight event in Dallas every year, made the official announcement ten seconds at round 10 from advice from the corner. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Stacey Verbeek In a bizarre ending last night in the main event at the Omni Dallas …



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Fury under fire for more controversial comments

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has incurred more wrath for controversial comments made in a recent YouTube video. In a long 57 minute interview, Fury made offensive comments about Wladimir Klitschko’s sexuality, women, homosexuality, Jewish people and more. Fury has already been fined for offensive statements by the British Boxing Board of Control and he was forced to apologize for and retract previous offensive comments at the recent BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards. The “Campaign Against Antisemitism” group has condemned Fury and made a complaint to the BBBofC seeking action against him for his latest rant.

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has incurred more wrath for controversial comments made in a recent YouTube video. In a …


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Lee Haskins and Ivan Morales make weight

Photo: Jesus Lopez/Team Ivan Morales
Photo: Jesus Lopez/Team Ivan Morales

By Hesiquio Balderas

There weren’t any issues with the weigh-in from Cardiff, Wales, as IBF bantamweight world champion Lee Haskins weighed in at 117.25 pounds and his challenger Ivan Morales tipped the scale at 117 pounds.

“I am going to show that I am a great champion. That is why I have this belt,” said Haskins after the weigh-in.

“I didn’t come all the way from Mexico to lose. I came to win and to show who I am. I will become the new champion,” proclaimed the Mexican challenger.

By Hesiquio Balderas There weren’t any issues with the weigh-in from Cardiff, Wales, as IBF bantamweight world champion Lee Haskins …


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Ryabinsky: Povetkin did not take Meldonium from the moment it became banned

Russian promoter Andrew Ryabinsky has commented on the doping sample of Alexander Povetkin, who tested positive for the banned substance Meldonium. “Povetkin tried Meldonium in September of last year when this drug was permitted. Since January, Alexander has never used it and did not violate anti-doping rules, but theoretically it’s something that might have remained in his body from last year, as in some cases it’s displayed for a long time.”

Povetkin is scheduled to challenge WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on May 21 in Moscow, but at the moment it’s uncertain whether the bout will still go on.

Russian promoter Andrew Ryabinsky has commented on the doping sample of Alexander Povetkin, who tested positive for the banned substance …


UFC

UFC 198 at the scales

UFC 198, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic, and the middleweight clash between Jacare Souza and Vitor Belfort, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Arena Atletico Paranaense in Curitiba, Brazil on Saturday, May 14 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

Main Event – UFC heavyweight title fight
Fabricio Werdum (240) vs Stipe Miocic (241)

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Jacare Souza (186) vs Vitor Belfort (185)
Cris Cyborg (139) vs Leslie Smith (139)
Shogun Rua (205) vs Corey Anderson (204)
Warlley Alves (170) vs Bryan Barberena (170)

FS1 Prelims
Demian Maia (171) vs Matt Brown (171)
Thiago Santos (185) vs Nate Marquardt (186)
Francisco Trinaldo (156) vs Yancy Medeiros (156)
John Lineker (135) vs Rob Font (135)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Rogerio Nogueira (205) vs Patrick Cummins (206)
Sergio Moraes (171) vs Luan Chagas (169)
Renato Moicano (146) vs Zubaira Tukhugov (146)

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UFC 198, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic, and the middleweight …



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IBF announces award recipients

The IBF/USBA has announced its award recipients for 2015 to be presented at the Annual Banquet closing the organization’s 33rd Annual Convention at the Nuo Hotel in Beijing, China on May 26.

The Jersey Joe Walcott Award – Amnat Ruenroeng
IBF Female Fighter of the Year – Cecilia Braekhus
IBF Fight of the Year – James DeGale vs. Lucien Bute
Female Fight of the Year – Jennifer Han vs. Helen Joseph
USBA Fight of the Year – Steve Cunningham vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov
Intercontinental Fight of the Year – Erik Skoglund vs. Olexsandr Cherviak
Pan Pacific Fight of the Year – Trent Broadhurst vs. Rob Powdrill

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The IBF/USBA has announced its award recipients for 2015 to be presented at the Annual Banquet closing the organization’s 33rd …


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Ambunda-Flores rescheduled for June 11

By Ron Jackson

Paulus Ambunda from Namibia who holds the IBO super bantamweight belt and Mexico’s Moises Flores the interim WBA super bantamweight champion will meet in Windhoek on June 11, with both titles at stake.

The fight which was originally scheduled for May 7 but Ambunda suffered a calf injury during training and it was agreed by both parties that the bout be postponed in order to allow Ambunda to regain full fitness. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Paulus Ambunda from Namibia who holds the IBO super bantamweight belt and Mexico’s Moises Flores the interim …


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Durodola and Briedis make weight in Latvia

Olanrewaju Durodola and Mairis Briedis are pumped up and ready for their historic WBC Silver Cruiserweight Championship tomorrow (Saturday, May 14th) in Riga, Latvia. It is the first major WBC title fight ever held in the beautiful small country right at the Baltic Sea.

Both men had no problem making the weight. Briedis tipped the scale at 90.3 kg (199 lbs.) while Durodola was slightly lighter at 90.05 kg (198.5 lbs.). The winner of this Final Elimination bout will next face either Tony Bellew or Ilunga Makabu, who will fight for the vacant WBC World Cruiserweight Championship later this month in Liverpool. (more…)

Olanrewaju Durodola and Mairis Briedis are pumped up and ready for their historic WBC Silver Cruiserweight Championship tomorrow (Saturday, May …


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Povetkin fails drug test

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin voluntarily agreed to the WBC Clean Boxing Program and to be tested by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) in connection with their upcoming May 21 WBC world heavyweight championship. Today, VADA reported to the WBC and the fighters’ camps the results of an anti-doping test Povetkin underwent from a sample collected on April 27. VADA’s report states that Povetkin’s sample A showed an adverse result for the banned substance Meldonium. The WBC also received specific information from the World Anti-Doping Agency about such substance Meldonium, which was added to the banned list this year. The substance is classified by WADA as a metabolic modulator. Tennis star Maria Sharapova was suspended after Meldonium was found in her system.

The WBC is conducting an in-depth investigation of this matter and will make a public announcement in the very near future concerning the results of its investigation and any appropriate steps that it will take.

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin voluntarily agreed to the WBC Clean Boxing Program and …


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Fonfara returns against Joe Smith on June 18

Power-punching fan favorite Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs) will enter the ring against Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. (21-1, 17 KOs) on June 18 in a 10-round primetime battle that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

The telecast will also feature a bantamweight world title rematch that sees current champion Juan Carlos Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) take on three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) as they rehash their rivalry that began in August 2015 when Payano won a narrow split-decision to retain his title. Also featured on the telecast is rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (14-0, 10 KOs) who faces Daniel Sandoval (37-3, 34 KOs) in a super welterweight contest. (more…)

Power-punching fan favorite Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs) will enter the ring against Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. (21-1, …


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Weights from Hong Kong

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Rex Tso 113.5 vs. Young Gil Bae 114.6
(WBO Asia Pacific/WBC Asia super flyweight titles)

Ryota Murata 160 vs. Felipe Pedroso 159
Kuok Kun Ng 146 vs. Weerachit Kitee 146
Jay Solmiano 146 vs. Takahiro Oda 147
James Murashige 136 vs. Junar Adante 136
Li Quan Lin 134 vs. Campee Phayom 134
Hin Leong 107 vs. Raymond Poon 107

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Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
Promoter: Top Rank

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Rex Tso 113.5 vs. Young Gil Bae 114.6 (WBO Asia Pacific/WBC Asia super flyweight titles) Ryota Murata …


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Manfredo, Jr. Returns to Action Tonight

By Jason Marchetti
Photos: Emily Harney

‘The Pride of Providence’ Peter Manfredo, Jr. (40-7, 21 KOs) steps out of retirement tomorrow evening to face another Rhode Island boxing veteran, Vladine Biosse (15-7-2, 7 KOs) in a 10 round bout at super middleweight. The card is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing and the event will take place at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. Manfredo is undefeated when fighting in Rhode Island and 31-1 when fighting in New England area.

Manfredo, 35, will enter the ring after a 3-year layoff in excellent health. Following the loss to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in 2011 for the WBC Middleweight title, Manfredo reeled off three decent victories in a row before entering retirement in 2013. Mentally and physically exhausted from the sport, he decided to call it quits and enter the workforce as a construction worker in Boston.

Fast forward three years and Manfredo walks into to Burchfield’s office and asks for a fight. “No tune-up needed,” says Manfredo who initially challenged reigning regional USA light heavyweight titleholder, Angel Camacho, Jr. (15-0, 5 KOs). Camacho, Jr. later withdrew from the bout, citing a foot injury, and was replaced with Biosse. (more…)

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney ‘The Pride of Providence’ Peter Manfredo, Jr. (40-7, 21 KOs) steps out of retirement …


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Canadian boxing action coast to coast this weekend

By Dave Spencer

Leather promises to be flying from coast to coast in Canada this weekend as total of four significant fight cards hit the canvas in four separate regions across the country. Each card seems to be bigger than next with fights in Fredericton, Montreal, Toronto and Nanaimo, British Colombia and all featuring some great matchups. Undefeated prospects, former world title challengers, grizzled veterans and raw rookies will be featured from east to west with action kicking off tonight in Montreal. (more…)

By Dave Spencer Leather promises to be flying from coast to coast in Canada this weekend as total of four …


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Boxing Buzz

Joe Calzaghe to return as boxing manager

John Caldwell boxing statue unveiled in Belfast park

Vijender Singh vows to continue winning streak

Matthew Macklin announces retirement

Joe Calzaghe to return as boxing manager John Caldwell boxing statue unveiled in Belfast park Vijender Singh vows to continue winning …


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Reasons to watch UFC 198

Anderson Silva’s record 10 title defenses; Fabricio Werdum’s demolition of seemingly unbeatable former champion Cain Velasquez; Vitor Belfort’s title win against legend Randy Couture; Cris Cyborg’s nine straight KO finishes and counting . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Anderson Silva’s record 10 title defenses; Fabricio Werdum’s demolition of seemingly unbeatable former champion Cain Velasquez; Vitor Belfort’s title win …


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Tabiti-Tapia erupts at weigh-in

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

A fight nearly broke out between undefeated cruiserweights Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti and Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia at the weigh-in for the Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader taking place at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. As the boxers approached each other for the traditional face-off photo after weighing in, words were exchanged, Tapia antagonized Tabiti, prompting him to shove Tapia. It was chaos on the Ponderosa Room stage at Sam’s Town for a couple of minutes afterward until order was restored.

Andrew Tabiti 193.75 vs. Keith Tapia 194.75
Michael Hunter 193.75 vs. Isiah Thomas 200
Ronald Gavril 166.5 vs. Juan Camilo Novoa 166.5
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov 142.75 vs. Alfonso Olvera 141.5

Venye: Sams Town, Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV Showtime

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Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime A fight nearly broke out between undefeated cruiserweights Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti and Keith “Machine …


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Lucas Browne Stripped and Suspended for Six Months

On March 5 at the Colosseum Sport Hall in Grozny, Chechnya, Lucas Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) became Australia’s first world heavyweight champ when he won the WBA World heavyweight title by stopping Ruslan Chagaev (34-3-1, 21 KOs) via 10th round TKO. That win was in jeopardy, however, when Clenbuterol, a weight reducing drug, was detected in Browne’s “A” urine sample, according to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), after the fight.

No immediate action was taken until the “B” sample confirmed or repudiated VADA’s original findings. Those findings have been released and the “B” sample has corroborated the results of the “A” sample. Under the circumstances, the WBA Championships Committee, in accordance with its rules, has stripped Lucas Browne of his heavyweight title and suspended him for six months. When that six-month period is over, Browne’s status will be reconsidered, depending on whether or not he intends to return to the ring. (more…)

On March 5 at the Colosseum Sport Hall in Grozny, Chechnya, Lucas Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) became Australia’s first world …


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Weights from Rhode Island

Photos: Jason Marchetti

Peter Manfredo Jr. 167 vs. Vladine Biosse 167
Khiary Gray 153.5 vs. Quinton Willis 154
Nick Delomba 141 vs. Freddy Sanchez 141
Jimmy Williams 146.5 vs. Manny Woods 148.5
Travis Demko 144 vs. Mohamad Allam 144.5
Jamaine Ortiz 138 vs. Josh Parker 138.5
Issouf Kinda 139 vs. Zack Ramsey 141.5
Kendrick Ball Jr. 166 vs. Tunde Odumosu 167.5
Julio Perez 132.5 vs. Cido Hoff 132

Venue: Twin River Casino, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Promoter: CES Boxing

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Photos: Jason Marchetti Peter Manfredo Jr. 167 vs. Vladine Biosse 167 Khiary Gray 153.5 vs. Quinton Willis 154 Nick Delomba …


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BET Weights from Washington, DC

Photos: Roc Nation Sports / Tom Hogan Photography

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison 146.6 vs. Mike Dallas Jr 146.6
Luis Orlando Del Valle 122.2 vs. Thomas Snow 121.8
Abner Cotto 137.6 vs. Samuel Amoako 138.6
Darmani Rock 246.6 vs. Carlos Black 231.4
Sam Crossed 186.2 vs. Damion Reed 192.4
Zhang Zhilei 249.4 vs. John Orr 322.2
Junior Younan 172.8 vs. Rodrigo Almeida 174.6
Mike Balogun 230.6 vs. Devon Mosley 212.2

Venue: DC Armory, Washington, DC
Promoter: Rock Nation Sports
TV: BET

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Photos: Roc Nation Sports / Tom Hogan Photography Dusty Hernandez-Harrison 146.6 vs. Mike Dallas Jr 146.6 Luis Orlando Del Valle …


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Video evidence in Broner case

By TMZSports.com

This is the video cops say could prove Adrien Broner beat up and robbed a man outside of a Cincinnati bowling alley back in January. The footage, obtained by TMZ Sports, was shot outside of Madison Bowl on January 21st … while the boxer allegedly demanded thousands of dollars back from a man he was gambling with inside the alley.

TMZ broke the story … Broner’s accuser claims they had been wagering thousands of dollars in high stakes bowling matches … with Broner losing a fortune. Broner allegedly demanded the money back outside the alley, and when the man refused, Adrien got violent … knocking the man out cold.

In the video, which was submitted as evidence in the case, you can hear a voice which sounds like Broner demanding his money back … but it’s dark and blurry — so, not exactly a smoking gun.

You can, however, hear people imploring Broner — “A.B. chill … A.B. c’mon!” Broner has been charged with felonious assault and robbery — and faces serious prison time if convicted.

So far, no official comment from Broner.

By TMZSports.com This is the video cops say could prove Adrien Broner beat up and robbed a man outside of …


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Lara-Martirosyan rematch heats up

By Karl Freitag

Things got a little testy on Thursday during a teleconference with reporters featuring WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (22-2-2, 13 KOs) and former U.S. Olympian Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs), who meet on Showtime May 21 in a rematch of their 2012 bout that ended in a technical draw.

Erislandy Lara: I was winning the fight easy. I was outboxing him. If you look at CompuBox I outlanded him in every single round of the fight. I was doing my job. Obviously I fought on his promoter’s card like I always do, I fight fighters on their turf. Now it’s on my turf. I feel I was winning the fight 100%. I was coming on strong. I was winning the last few rounds before the cut and I was on my way to stopping him before he decided not to fight. I’m very excited this fight is happening. This time I’m gonna put a period on this fight and end it, and show everybody why I’m the best 154-pounder in the world!

Vanes Martirosyan: He was running the whole fight. How do you stop somebody running? He was running the first two rounds, then he started running the whole fight. I don’t know who he’s talking about, stopping me. I know he felt me in the first fight, he’s going to feel me ten times more in this fight. He wasn’t stopping shit! I feel like the headbutt was on purpose, the low blows were on purpose. Fight a clean fight and don’t play with my balls the whole fight and we’ll see who’s gonna stop who in this one.

By Karl Freitag Things got a little testy on Thursday during a teleconference with reporters featuring WBA super welterweight world …


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WBA will not interfere with Golovkin-Canelo

The World Boxing Association has announced that it does not intend to interfere in the negotiations between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, however, if they don’t reach an agreement for that fight, the WBA’s mandatory opponent for “GGG” will be Daniel Jacobs. “We understand that the fans want to see Golovkin with “Canelo” and we don’t intend to interfere in a possible agreement,” said Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, President of the World Boxing Association.

Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) is the WBA middleweight super champion. Reigning since 2010, “GGG” has made ​​15 successful defenses of his black and gold belt, winning all by knockout. Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) claimed his version of the WBA middleweight championship in 2014 and has made three successful defenses.

The World Boxing Association has announced that it does not intend to interfere in the negotiations between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin …


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Saul Rodriguez in action Saturday on UniMas

UniMas will air a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card on Saturday night featuring unbeaten lightweight Saul Rodriguez (19-0-1, 14 KOs) of Riverside, California, against Colombian Daulis Prescott (31-3-0, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Rodriguez is coming off a showcase first-round TKO win over Ivan Najera in November. In the TV opener, unbeaten flyweight Carlos Licona is scheduled to face Cesar Sustaita (3-2, 2 KOs).

The off-TV fights feature a number of interesting matchups, including the return of unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz (26-0, 17 KOs), against former world title challenger Ray “The Rainman” Austin (29-6-4, 18 KOs). That bout will be an eight-rounder. (more…)

UniMas will air a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card on Saturday night featuring unbeaten lightweight Saul Rodriguez (19-0-1, 14 KOs) of …


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ESPN to televise Summer Series of PBC fights

A new summer series of PBC on ESPN begins Saturday June 4 on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 11 p.m. ET. The cards will air evenings June through August on ESPN and ESPN Deportes; all fights will also simulcast on WatchESPN. It all starts June 4 with the light heavyweight clash between Artur Beterbiev and 2008 Argentinean Olympian Ezequiel Maderna.

“Premier Boxing Champions has delivered exciting boxing events that have garnered strong boxing viewership over the last year,” said Matthew Volk, director of programming and acquisitions for ESPN. “We are enthusiastic to showcase this new set of fights as a consistent summer series on ESPN.”

PBC on ESPN Summer 2016 Schedule, on ESPN and ESPN Deportes:
Saturday, June 4 (11 p.m.)
Saturday, July 2 (9 p.m.)
Saturday, July 9 (7 p.m.)
Friday, July 15 (9 p.m.)
Thursday, July 21 (8 p.m.)
Friday, August 5 (9 p.m.)
Friday, August 12 (9 p.m.)

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