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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WBA-China Is Open for Business

With the express goal of promoting boxing in areas where the sport has not yet taken hold, the World Boxing Association announced today that it has opened an office in Beijing called WBA-China. “This cooperation agreement is vital for the development of regional boxing,” said WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, “so the Chinese fighters can grow within the country, then seek regional titles and of course try to qualify for a world title. But the most important thing is that we meet one of the main objectives of the WBA, which is to promote pugilism in different parts of the world.”

Li Yi Dong has been appointed president of WBA-China and is as enthusiastic as Mendoza at this development.

“The Chinese market has great future,” he said, “because right now the government of my country is promoting this activity. So I think the WBA-China will have a great future and will be vital for the development of the sport in China.”

The newly opened offices for WBA-China will have the power to regulate title fights in China with the aim of creating opportunities for Chinese fighters to fight for regional titles before fighting for a world championship.

With the express goal of promoting boxing in areas where the sport has not yet taken hold, the World Boxing …


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Telemundo Weights from Tampa

Photo: All Star Boxing
Photo: All Star Boxing

Ricardo Rodriguez 115 vs. David Quijano 114
(WBO Latino super flyweight title)

Sammy Valentin 145.8 vs. Greg Jackson 146.6
Luis Sanchez 151.8 vs. Michael Davis 151.2
Santiago Arroyo 119.2 vs. Hector Gonzalez 120
John Cooley 123.8 vs. Roberto Martinez 127
Viktor Kulakovski 151.2 vs. Curtis Waller 149.2
Mark Reyes 146.4 vs. Niko Browne 148

Venue: A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

Ricardo Rodriguez 115 vs. David Quijano 114 (WBO Latino super flyweight title) Sammy Valentin 145.8 vs. Greg Jackson 146.6 Luis …



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Weights from Ontario, California

LaRon Mitchell 244 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 230
Erick Ituarte 127.7 vs. Daniel Ramirez 128
Manuel Mendez 139 vs. Ricardo Maldonado 139
Eridanni Leon 147 vs. Rasheed Lawal 146.4
Rudy Garcia 119 vs. Rafael Rivera 118

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing

LaRon Mitchell 244 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 230 Erick Ituarte 127.7 vs. Daniel Ramirez 128 Manuel Mendez 139 vs. Ricardo Maldonado …


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Thurman-Porter Final Press Conference

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their eagerly anticipated welterweight world title showdown this Saturday live in primetime on CBS at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter

Keith Thurman: “It’s always been my dream to be the undisputed champion of the world. I’m looking forward to a great performance. I’m excited to a great challenge from Shawn Porter. There is a burning desire within myself to have a knockout victory. It’s hard to make world-class fighters quit. The fans ultimately want to see that knockout victory…there are real stakes are on the line this Saturday night. Our careers are on the line. My title is on the line. My undefeated record is on the line. It’s a great fight and a great matchup.”

Shawn Porter: “This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last time that two friends fight. I’m done talking about us being friends because it’s time for us to start punching each other. My plan is to have great defense, avoid getting hit and win the fight…I’m not going to go in there looking for a knockout and throw my hands wildly. I’m going to keep up the pace that I normally keep up. I’m a great boxer. People consider me a boxer, but I may surprise you.” (more…)

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their eagerly anticipated …




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Andy Vences ready for July 9

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Undefeated lightweight prospect Andy “El Tiburon” Vences is all set for his return to the ring on Saturday, July 9, at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California, on a Top Rank Card that will be televised by Unimas on the popular Solo Boxeo Tecate series.

“It’s been a good training camp. We worked very hard to get into the best condition possible and become stronger and faster for this fight. I am very happy with the work and will be ready to give the fans a good fight,” said Vences, who is from San Jose, California. Vences (15-0, 10 KOs) will be looking for his second win of 2016 when he takes on Moises Delgadillo (15-15-2, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in an eight round bout. (more…)

Undefeated lightweight prospect Andy “El Tiburon” Vences is all set for his return to the ring on Saturday, July 9, …


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Browne, Medley, Kariuki in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Two-time world title challenger Tommy Browne (30-6-1, 11 KOs) will clash with Irishman, Joe Rea (10-28-5, 4 KOs) over ten rounds at the Wests Rugby Leagues club, Campbelltown , Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday with the WBF middleweight title up for grabs. Browne, 33 years of age, turned professional in 2002 and captured the WBC Youth featherweight title by defeating Mexico’s Rodolfo Lopez in 2004 and in 2005 challenged In-Jin Chi for the WBC featherweight crown losing a twelve round decision. Also in 2005 Browne lost a WBA featherweight challenge to Chris John. Browne’s last defeat was to IBF-rated 140 pounder Lenny Zappavigna in 2008. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Two-time world title challenger Tommy Browne (30-6-1, 11 KOs) will clash with Irishman, …


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Video: Oscar Valdez Workout

Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez digs in and prepares hard for his title bout vs Matias Rueda of Argentina. Valdez vs Rueda battle on Top Rank’s pay per view card headlined by Terence Crawford vs Viktor Postol on July 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez digs in and prepares hard for his title bout vs Matias Rueda of Argentina. Valdez …


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Gilberto Ramirez, Oscar Valdez look sharp

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Top Rank Photographer Mikey Williams dropped into the camps of Oscar Valdez who is training at The Rock gym in Carson, California and Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez who is training at Hill Street Boxing Gym in Long Beach, California. Both Top Rank fighters are looking in phenomenal shape and they are looking forward to their next bouts scheduled on PPV July 23 on the undercard of Terence Crawford versus Viktor Postol at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Top Rank Photographer Mikey Williams dropped into the camps of Oscar Valdez who is …



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Three titles on the line in Usti nad Labem

Photos: Martina Houdek / SES

Pro boxing returns Saturday in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, with three international title bouts featuring “Team Czech Republic.” In the main event, WBC Youth female light flyweight champion Fabiana Bytyqi defends her title against Teodora Bacheva, WBO European female featherweight champion Lucie Sedlackova defends her title against Sopio Putkaradze, and WBO European super welterweight champion Stepan Horvath defends his title against Ferenc Hafner. TV Nova will televise in the Czech Republic.

“I am very proud of the development of our project in the Czech Republic,” said SES Boxing promoter Ulf Steinforth. “After one year, we’ve already moved Team Czech Republic quite far – the ‘boxing stars’ already have won titles and partnering with TV NOVA, the market leader in the Czech Republic, we’ve successfully and firmly established boxing. (more…)

Photos: Martina Houdek / SES Pro boxing returns Saturday in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, with three international title bouts …


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Joshua-Breazeale Heats Up

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) and challenger Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) faced off today at the final press conference before their clash on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.

Anthony Joshua: I want an explosive KO on Saturday…Dominic is the danger man and I’m taking him very seriously. I have to put an end to his dreams – I’m the dreamcrusher!

Dominic Breazeale: I can’t leave this to the judges. The only way to win a heavyweight championship is to knock your opponent out…the only thing me and Charles Martin have in common is that we are American! Anthony and I are two big punchers.

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) and challenger Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) faced off today at the …


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Pagara-Juarez Redwood City Press Conference

By Byron Spurlock

WBO Intercontinental jr featherweight champion “Prince” Albert Pagara (26-0, 18 KOs) battles Mexican warrior Cesar Juarez (17-5, 13 KOs) on July 9th at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA. The “Fists of the Future” press conference kicked off on Wednesday afternoon at the ABS-CBN International Studios in Redwood City. Cesar Juarez was not in attendance.

Albert Pagara: “Cesar Juarez is a strong Mexican fighter who loves to move forward and attack but I’m ready to face him. I will be ready for him. My Plan is to stick to my game plan and not fall into his, which is to have a street fight. I don’t plan to play into what the crowd wants, despite the crowd maybe being largely Hispanic. I know that the Filpino community will be there to represent as well. I’m going to stick to my game plan because I’m here to win.” (more…)

By Byron Spurlock WBO Intercontinental jr featherweight champion “Prince” Albert Pagara (26-0, 18 KOs) battles Mexican warrior Cesar Juarez (17-5, …


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GGG vs. Canelo not happening until 2017

Canelo Alvarez promoter Oscar de la Hoya has announced on Twitter that the much anticipated showdown between WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo will have to marinate until Fall 2017. Canelo is slated to return to the ring on September 17 against an opponent to be named.

Update: According to the GGG camp, there is no verbal agreement, GBP/Oscar has misstated what has taken place.

Canelo Alvarez promoter Oscar de la Hoya has announced on Twitter that the much anticipated showdown between WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion …



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Fortuna, Sosa, Jun, Cermeno make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Javier Fortuna 130 vs. Jason Sosa 129.3
(WBA super featherweight title)

Jun Qiu Xiao 121.8 vs. Nehomar Cermeno 121.8
(WBA super bantamweight title)

Other weights:

Can Xu 127.75 vs. Corey McConnell 129.6
Alesia Graf 117.4 vs. Noemi Bosques 117.6
Herman Ene Purcell 244 vs. Jong-Suk Lee 211

Venue: Capital Gym, Beijing, China
Promoter: Max Power Promotions
TV: CCTV5 (China)

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Javier Fortuna 130 vs. Jason Sosa 129.3 (WBA super featherweight title) Jun Qiu Xiao 121.8 vs. Nehomar …


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Richard Schaefer starts new promotional company

Former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is back in the boxing business. Schaefer made the rounds Wednesday telling boxing media about his new company “Ringstar Sports.” The 55-year-old former Swiss banker hasn’t signed any fighters or staff yet, but plans to make a bid to ink some of the 2016 Rio Olympians, as well as contractually available pros.

Schaefer left Golden Boy in June 2014 after a bitter falling out with Oscar de la Hoya and had to wait out a non-compete clause before getting back in the game. He has a close relationship with boxing manager Al Haymon, who works with a variety of promoters.

Former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is back in the boxing business. Schaefer made the rounds Wednesday telling boxing …


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Rosa returns against Hinojosa June 30

Undefeated IBF #10, WBC #12 junior featherweight contender Luis “KO King” Rosa Jr. (22-0, 10 KOs) takes on former world title challenger Luis “Barcelo” Hinojosa (28-9, 17 KOs) in the eight-round main event Thursday night, June 30, in Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Hinojosa, who was stopped in the 11th round by Yonfrez Parejo in their 2014 interim WBA bantamweight title fight, lost seven of his first eight fights but then turned his career around. His last fight was against a different fighter also named Luis Rosa. (more…)

Undefeated IBF #10, WBC #12 junior featherweight contender Luis “KO King” Rosa Jr. (22-0, 10 KOs) takes on former world …


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Pro Card Slated for this Saturday in Olympia, WA

By Ricardo Ibarra

The newly formed Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions will stage their inaugural pro boxing event this Saturday night at Harmony Hall in Olympia, Washington with a seven bout line-up scheduled. The new promotion, which was formed with the goal to showcase top regional talent, will feature primarily Pacific Northwest fighters in the first of three shows tentatively scheduled for this year. (more…)

By Ricardo Ibarra The newly formed Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions will stage their inaugural pro boxing event this Saturday …



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Fans invited to Alvarado media day in Dallas

Former world champion Mike Alvarado will be at a Media Day in Dallas on Thursday, June 23. Alvarado and other fighters including Erick De Leon of Detroit will work out 2 pm at Montoya’s Boxing Gym, 7711 Military Way, Dallas, 75227. Fight fans are welcome to attend.

Alvarado, 35-4, 24 KOs, will be taking on Josh Torres, 15-4-2, 7 KOs at The Bomb Factory in Dallas on Saturday, June 25. In the opening televised fight Matt Korobov, 25-1, 13 KOs, will battle against Bryan Vera, 23-10,14 KOs.

The big Top Rank card will be televised by Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas.

Former world champion Mike Alvarado will be at a Media Day in Dallas on Thursday, June 23. Alvarado and other …


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Andy Ruiz headlines July 16 in Detroit

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On July 16 world-rated Mexican heavyweight contender Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz (27-0, 18 KOs) from Mexicali will appear in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions’ next “Detroit Brawl” installment at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit. Ruiz, rated WBO #5, IBF #5, and WBC #7, is the current NABF heavyweight champion. In his last in-ring appearance, Ruiz stopped former world title challenger Ray Austin in the fourth round on May 14 in Studio City, California.

“I cannot wait to get back into the ring,” said Ruiz. “I’ve got some thunder coming with me to Detroit.” (more…)

On July 16 world-rated Mexican heavyweight contender Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz (27-0, 18 KOs) from Mexicali will appear in the …


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Alvarado-Torres undercard set

UniMas will air a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card on Saturday night featuring an eight round welterweight scrap between former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (35-4, 24 KOs) of Denver and New Mexico’s Josh Torres (15-4-2, 7 KOs) at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas.

In the co-feature, 2008 Russian Olympian and former world title challenger Matt Korobov (25-1, 13 KOs) returns against Texan Brian Vera (23-10, 14 KOs) in an eight round middleweight clash.

Also, unbeaten super featherweight Erick De Leon (12-0, 6 KOs) from Detroit meets Carlos Valcarcel 14-7-4, 5 KOs) of Puerto Rico in an eight rounder, and unbeaten welterweight Arturo Marquez (2-0, 2 KOs), son of former world champion Raul Marquez, faces Nubian Houston (0-3-1).

Other Bouts:
Jesse Garcia vs. Gabriel Gutierrez (super lightweight)
Joey Alday Jr vs. Justin Henderson (super welterweight)
Alejandro Arnold vs. Porfirio Arellano (featherweight)
Jarvis Shepard vs. TBA (lightweight)
Amon Rashidi vs. Benjamin Vasquez (welterweight)
Alejandro Guerrero vs. Luis Caballero (super lightweight)

UniMas will air a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card on Saturday night featuring an eight round welterweight scrap between former world …


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Perrella back in training

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Unbeaten welterweight Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella (14-0, 13 KOs) has returned to the gym and is training in anticipation of his next bout. On June 4, Perrella destroyed previously unbeaten two-time National Golden Gloves champion David Grayton in two rounds on ESPN. Rather than go on vacation or celebrate his victory, the 27-year-old Fort Myers, Florida native immediately wanted to resume training. At the advice of his team, he took a short period of time off before getting back into the gym less than two weeks after his career-best victory.

“I live, eat and sleep boxing,” said Perrella. “This is what I do for a living and I take my career seriously. Since I’m moving up and believe I’m ready to take a big step forward in the welterweight division, there’s no time to waste. I don’t have any vices and stay in shape year round. Next fight, I’ll be even better and want there to be no doubt in anybody’s mind that I’m one of the next stars in the welterweight division.”

Unbeaten welterweight Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella (14-0, 13 KOs) has returned to the gym and is training in anticipation of his …


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Laggoune debuts at light heavy on Saturday

LaggouneUndefeated Bilal Laggoune, now 19-0-2, 9 KOs, considered by most observers as the best actual Belgian boxer due to his accomplishments, will make his official debut at light heavyweight on Saturday in Ninove, Belgium, against vastly experienced Frenchman Hakim Chioui, 31-5-1, 19 KOs, over twelve rounds for the vacant WBC Francophone title. Chioui is a former French national champion. He was knocked out in nine rounds for the EBU title by Igor Mikhailkin.

Laggoune, himself a three-time national champion, former WBC Mediterranean champion and EBU-EU champion, is best known for his draw against hard hitting Dmytro Kucher for the vacant EBU cruiserweight title. Kucher recently went on to win that vacant belt by knocking out Enzo Maccarinelli inside one round. All of Laggoune’s belts have been won at cruiserweight.

On the undercard his friend and sponsor, multimillionaire Joe Fournier will have a 4 rounder against Belgian Mustapha Stini. Meriton Karaxha, Femke Hermans and former EBU challenger Elfi Philips will have bouts on the show promoted by the brother of Bilal, Ezzedine Laggoune.

Undefeated Bilal Laggoune, now 19-0-2, 9 KOs, considered by most observers as the best actual Belgian boxer due to his …


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Top boxing regulator balks at earlier weigh-ins

The California State Athletic Commission and other state commissions have already approved earlier weigh-ins and the Nevada Athletic Commission is testing the idea, the reasoning being to allow additional time for fighters to rehydrate.

But longtime boxing regulator Greb Sirb believes weigh-in times are going in the wrong direction.

By moving weigh-ins to an early time (some 30/36 Hours) before the fight I think we only encourage more weight-loss because now the fighters “think” they have that extra time to re-hydrate.

The point is these fighters should NOT be de-hydrated.

This proposal leads to 2 major problems:

(1) – fighters that are de-hydrated still may NOT be properly re-hydrated even with the extra time.

(2) – If there is no 2nd day weigh-in to check excessive weight gain – you may have some rather large differences in weights come fight time.

What is more important what a fighter weighs 30-36 hrs before the competition or what he weighs at the time of competition? (more…)

The California State Athletic Commission and other state commissions have already approved earlier weigh-ins and the Nevada Athletic Commission is …


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Aussie Boxing Update

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #4, WBO #4 147-pounder, Jeff Horn (14-0,9 KOs) has challenged former WBA 168-pound champion Anthony Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) but Horn’s promoter Duco Events says Mundine is not worth a million dollars, according to Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail newspaper. Mundine was reportedly dominated by Horn in a sparring session.
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Former Australian 118-pound champion Andrew Moloney (7-0, 4 KOs) and his twin 122-pound brother Jason Moloney (7-0, 7 KOs) will be in action against Filipino opponents on Friday night at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Andrew will face southpaw Cris Alfante (11-5-1, 4 KOs), while Jason takes on John Amuzu (18-1, 16 KOs). The promoter is Peter Maniatis.
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Maniatis is planning to be in the Philippines in mid-July to check on WBC #5 Randy Petalcorin, who is training and planning his next bout sometime late July.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #4, WBO #4 147-pounder, Jeff Horn (14-0,9 KOs) has challenged former WBA …


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Freddie Roach: Pagara may be a future champion

As the ALA team settles in San Francisco, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who has always welcomed them in his gym at the Wild Card in LA, did not hesitate to claim how he sees Filipino prospect “Prince” Albert Pagara. “Albert is one of the best Filipino fighters in the world. I think he may be a future champion,” said Roach when asked to give a statement for Pagara’s tough upcoming test against Cesar Juarez of Mexico, who fought for the world title against Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire early December of last year, a “Fight of the Year” nominee.

Regarded as one of the top rising stars in Philippine Boxing, the undefeated Pagara is #2 in the WBO world rankings and is the current WBO Intercontinental jr. bantamweight champion. (more…)

As the ALA team settles in San Francisco, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who has always welcomed them in …


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Głowacki-Usyk: First face-off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Current WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Głowacki of Poland and mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk from Ukraine met today at the kickoff press conference in Warsaw. They will face-off for real on September 17 at the Ergo Arena in Gdańsk, Poland. They both looked extremely confident and promised a great fight – when it comes to this world title fight, we all know anything can happen.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Current WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Głowacki of Poland and mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk from Ukraine met today …


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Wilder: Joshua-Breazeale is a 50-50 fight

Forget the 40:1 betting odds. WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says that IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s world title clash against Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London is a 50-50 fight. Wilder will be part of the Showtime team covering the fight in-studio from New York City and “The Bronze Bomber” says he cannot split champion and challenger.

“I definitely see the fight as a 50-50,” said Wilder. “You’ve got two big heavyweights, and the challenger wants what the champion has, and the champion wants to keep what he has. It’s going to be interesting because we’ve seen Breazeale in a lot of wars. He’s almost been taken out by some of the smaller heavyweights, he’s been punched around, but he has always survived. We’ve seen Joshua has also been busted up as well, but he has kept his composure, and this fight is in his backyard amongst his people.

“I don’t put anything past Breazeale because he’s coming in hustlers’ territory. I think that it’ll be a good fight because of Breazeale – I think he really wants it.”

Forget the 40:1 betting odds. WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says that IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s world title clash …


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Andre Ward planning August 6 fight

Multiple sources are reporting that that former world champion Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) is expected to return against Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) on August 6 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland California. For Ward, this will be a tune-up for a November world title showdown against WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas. Brand’s only loss to date is a split decision four years ago against Badou Jack, who is currently the WBC super middleweight world champion. HBO would televise the bout.

Multiple sources are reporting that that former world champion Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) is expected to return against Alexander …


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Thurman-Porter undercard update

The undercard for Saturday’s highly anticipated WBA welterweight title showdown in Brooklyn between world champion Keith Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) and Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) is just about finalized. The live CBS telecast with open with a battle between undefeated super welterweight prospects Jarrett Hurd (17-0, 11 KOs) and Oscar Molina (13-0-1, 10 KOs).

Other bouts:
David Benavidez vs. Francy Ntetu (light heavyweight)
Regis Prograis vs. TBA (super lightweight)
Adam Kownacki vs. Jesse Barboza (heavyweight)
Heather Hardy vs. Kirstie Simmons (female featherweight)
Jonathan Alonso vs. Brian Jones (super lightweight)
Josue Vargas vs. David Nelson (welterweight)
Nicklaus Flaz vs. Mack Babb (super welterweight)

The undercard for Saturday’s highly anticipated WBA welterweight title showdown in Brooklyn between world champion Keith Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) …


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Brant-Valenzuela tops Aug 5 Pechanga card

Live boxing action returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, on Friday, August 5 with a CBS Sports Network telecast featuring a ten round middleweight fight between unbeaten Robert Brant (20-0, 13 KOs) and Paul Valenzuela, Jr. (10-3, 6 KOs). The eight-round co-main event features lightweight Mason Menard (31-1, 23 KOs) against Diego Eligio (12-1, 4 KOs). Tickets are $50, $65 and $85, and may be purchased by calling (877) 711-2946, visiting Pechanga.com or in person at the Pechanga Box Office.

Live boxing action returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, on Friday, August 5 with a CBS Sports …


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Telemundo Summer Season kicks off Friday

Puerto Rican super flyweight David “Dabo” Quijano (16-5-1, 9 KOs) has arrived in Tampa, Florida, for Friday night’s clash on Telemundo against Mexican Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (13-3, 4KO) for the WBO Latin title at the A La Carte Event Pavilion.

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The telecast will be the first of four consecutive weeks of live boxing on Telemundo. The rest of the Summer Season calendar is as follows:

July 1, Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Mexico City
Carlos “Fino” Ruiz vs. Sebastian Diaz
(WBO Latin super featherweight title)

July 8, Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City
Antonio “Tono” Moran vs. Juan Pablo “Lagarto” Sanchez
(WBC Latin lightweight title)

July 15, Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz vs. Alex Valdez
(NABO Super Featherweight title)

Puerto Rican super flyweight David “Dabo” Quijano (16-5-1, 9 KOs) has arrived in Tampa, Florida, for Friday night’s clash on …


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Wilder-Arreola LA Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/DiBella Entertainment

WBC heavyweight champion Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KOs) of Riverside met face to face Tuesday afternoon at the Conga Room at L.A. Live in Los Angeles to discuss their July 16 showdown at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama live on FOX.

Chris Arreola: “I’m grateful for this opportunity. A lot of people say that I don’t deserve this title fight. A lot of people said Deontay didn’t deserve his title shot. I said that. But when he got it, he made the most out of it. He beat the guy who beat me.”

Deontay Wilder: “This is going to be an exciting fight for everyone. It’s two dangerous heavyweights. Two guys who fight with their hearts. It’s going to be an action-packed fight from beginning to end. People said Arreola doesn’t deserve the shot, but who are they to say things about a man who every time he gets in the ring, fights with his heart?” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina/DiBella Entertainment WBC heavyweight champion Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) and …


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Matias Rueda inks with All Star Boxing and is ready to invade US

Rising undefeated prospect Matias “La Cobrita” Rueda of Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina has signed a multi-year promotional deal with Tuto Zabala’s All Star Boxing, Inc and is ready to invade the US market. Rueda (28) is ranked #2 by the WBO, is the current WBO Latino Champion and spoils an impressive record of 26-0, with 23 KOs.

“I’m thrilled to have signed with Tuto’s company, him together with Mario Margossian of Argentina Boxing Promotions will take my career to another level in the United States,” said an enthusiastic Rueda. He is scheduled to face fellow undefeated prospect Oscar Valdez of Mexico on July 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the vacant WBO featherweight title previously held by Vasyl Lomanchenko.

“We had Matias on a Boxeo Telemundo show last October and he looked impressive, working with him and longtime friend Mario Margossian made it a no brainer, he will be the next World Champion of Argentina,” said Zabala. The bout presented by Top Rank in association with All Star Boxing, Inc and Argentina Boxing Promotions will be televised on HBO PPV in the US and TYC in Argentina.

Rising undefeated prospect Matias “La Cobrita” Rueda of Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina has signed a multi-year promotional deal with Tuto …


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Wilder-Arreola co-feature: Vazquez-Collazo

Undefeated welterweight contender Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez Jr. (21-0, 15 KOs) is set to battle former world champion Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes in primetime on Saturday, July 16 from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with two more hours of boxing on FS1 and FOX Deportes to follow immediately at 10 p.m. ET. Further details will be announced shortly.

Undefeated welterweight contender Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez Jr. (21-0, 15 KOs) is set to battle former world champion Luis Collazo …


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Team ALA arrives in SFO

By Flattop

Super bantamweight top contender “Prince” Albert Pagara plus several other Team ALA fighters arrived Monday in San Francisco in advance of the July 9th “Fist of the Future” event at the San Mateo Event Center. With more than a month’s training at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, Team ALA head trainer Edmund Villamor disclosed the reason that his fighters arrived three weeks in advance of their fight was to acclimatize to the Bay Area, especially to the unpredictable chills even in the summer.

Pagara (26-0, 18 KOs) will battle Mexican warrior Cesar Juarez (17-5, 13 KOs) in the headliner for the “Fists of the Future” event. Pagara has never been defeated as an amateur or a pro and is the #2 WBO, #4 IBF and #10 WBC ranked super bantamweight. Juarez is a hardcore veteran who nearly defeated Filipino superstar Nonito Donaire Jr. this past December 17th for the vacant WBO super bantamweight championship. (more…)

By Flattop Super bantamweight top contender “Prince” Albert Pagara plus several other Team ALA fighters arrived Monday in San Francisco …


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Thurman-Porter Update

If the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Fight Week seems slow getting underway, it’s because it is. Due to scheduling conflicts, a previously announced media workout set for Wednesday at Cadman Plaza Park has been canceled. Thurman-Porter Fight Week now will begin with a media-only final press conference on Thursday in Manhattan. The official weigh-in is scheduled for Friday at noon at the Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza. Fight fans are welcome to attend. The fight takes place Saturday night at Barclays Center and will be televised by CBS.

If the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Fight Week seems slow getting underway, it’s because it is. Due to scheduling …










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