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  Shields Becomes Unified Champion Of The World  
By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The American female Claressa Shields promised to not disappoint her fans in Flint, Michigan, and she kept her promise. Shields became the unified super welterweight (154 pounds) champion of the word, Friday evening at the Dort Financial Center in Flint, beating the Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire by unanimous decision in 10 rounds.
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  John Vera Stops Cleotis Pendarvis In Opening Round  
Fort Worth (TX) middleweight John “The Phenom” Vera stopped Cleotis Pendarvis in the opening round of last night’s RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS main event at Biloxi Conference Center in Biloxi, Mexico.

Vera vs. Pendarvis suddenly and surprisingly ended midway through the opening round, when Pendarvis (21-8-2, 9 KOs), a former USBA champion, stopped throwing punches and went to his knees. He was counted out with what is believed to be a hand injury.
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  On This Day: March 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Omar Narvaez TKO'd Reginaldo Martins in the 3rd round - WBO Flyweight Title.
Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Walter Estrada in the 5th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Lawrence Murphy in the 3rd round - WBU Middleweight Title.
Saitama, Japan:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Shigeru Nakazato - WBC Super Bantamweight Title
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Toshiaki Nishioka - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Julio Zarate won a 12 round SD over Hideki Todaka - WBA (Interim) Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Diego Corrales won a 12 round SD over Joel Casamayor - Vacant WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Mark Johnson KO'd Luis Bolano in the 4th round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Sam Peter TKO'd Jose Da Silva in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Will Grigsby won a 12 round UD over Carmelo Caceres - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid won a 12 round UD over Laurent Boudouani - WBA Light Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dicaire & Shields Are Ready For This Challenge
 
By: Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Silvia Jones, ILE Photography 

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer female Marie-Eve Dicaire is ready for the biggest challenge of her pro boxing career. Friday evening at the Flint Dort Financial Center in Michigan, Dicaire (17-0-0), the IBF super welterweight (154 pounds) champion of the world, will face the American Claressa Shields (10-0-0), the WBO and WBC champion of the world. It will be a unification world championship fight.
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  Brandon Adams Scores Sensational Upset,
Stops Undefeated Serhii Bohachuk
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Ring City USA

Former world title challenger Brandon Adams scored the biggest win of his career with a stunning eighth-round technical knockout to upset blue-chip rising star Serhii Bohachuk in the main event of Ring City USA’s inaugural 2021 event from Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and live on NBC Sports Network.
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  Weights From Flint, MI - PPV  
Claressa Shields 153.6 vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire 152.6
(WBC, WBA WBO, IBF female Jr. middleweight titles)

Danielle Perkins 196.8 vs. Monika Harrison 202.8
Jamie Mitchell 120 vs. Noemi Bosques 119.6
Marlen Esparza 117.4 vs. Shelly Barnett 119
Timur Kerefov 163 vs. Manny Woods 163.2
Robert Simms 238 vs. Aaron Quintana 206.4

Venue: Dort Financial Center, Flint, Michigan
Promoter: Salita Promotions


  On This Day: March 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Leverkusen, Küppersteg, Germany:
Felix Sturm KO'd Bert Schenk in the 2nd round - WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Diaz in the 10th round - WBC Lightweight Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Rubin Williams in the 7th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
2004, Pala Casino, Pala, California:
Verno Phillips TKO'd Julio Garcia in the 1st round - Non Title.
Carlos Quintana KO'd Edwin Cassiani in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Allan Green TKO'd Laverne Clark in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, New Mexico:
Frankie Archuleta won a 10 round SD over Johnny Tapia - Non Title.
2003, London, Bethnal Green, England:
Howard Eastman TKO'd Gary Beardsley in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Varuzhan Davtyan in the 5th round - Non Title.
2000, New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Robbie Peden won a 12 round SD over Carlos Rios - NABF Super Featherweight Title.

  Claressa Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
The final press conference was held today for Friday’s (March 5, 2021) “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” pay-per-view boxing event, featuring the 10-round 154-pound unification showdown between undefeated three-division and current WBC/WBO Super Welterweight World champion Claressa Shields and also unbeaten IBF Super Welterweight World Champion Marie-Eve Dicaire from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich.
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  Weights From Puerto Rico - NBCSN  
Serhii Bohachuk 153.8 vs. Brandon Adams 153.8
Danielito Zorrilla 139.6 vs. Ruslan Madiyev 139.6
Bryan Chevalier 127.4 vs. Carlos Zambrano 127
Fernando Vargas, Jr. 159.8 vs. Salome Flores Torres 162
Harold Laguna 135.2 vs. Darwin Alvarez 138.8
Jorge Diaz 146 vs. Felipe Munoz 143

Venue: Felix Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Ring City USA


  Weights From Biloxi - UFC Fight Pass  
John Vera 160 vs. Cleotis Pendarvis 160
Christon Edwards 144.5 vs. Jonathan Steele 144
Eridson Garcia 130 vs. Jose Valenzuala 129
Tyler Tomlin 140 vs. Ricardo Ocampo 144
Michael Williams, Jr. 149 vs. Mike Tutt 149
Jonathan Montrel 138 vs. Jose Abuel 140
Quincy Lavallais 154 vs. Anthony Bowman 159
Randy Blythe 158 vs. Starr Johnson 154

Venue: Biloxi Conference Center in Biloxi, Mississippi
Promoter: RJJ Boxing


  On This Day: March 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Magna Centre, Rotherham, England:
Clinton Woods TKO'd Rico Hoye in the 5th Round - Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
David Haye TKO'd Glen Kelly in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Temecula, California:
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Jorge Lacierva in the 6th round - IBF Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Archak TerMeliksetian won a 6 round UD over Michael Soberanis - Non Title.
Choctaw, Mississippi:
Almazbek Raiymkulov TKO'd Koba Gogoladze in the 6th round - Non Title.
Kelly Pavlik TKO'd Dorian Beaupierre in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2002, Townsville, Queensland, Australia:
Anthony Mundine won a 10 round UD over Brad Mayo - Non Title.
2000, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round MD over Johnny Bredahl - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Bones Adams won a 12 round UD over Nestor Garza - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Oba Carr TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 8th round - Non Title.

  David Benadivez vs. Ronald Ellis Headlines Super Middleweight World Title Eliminator March 13  
Two-time world champion David Benavídez faces dangerous veteran Ronald Ellis in a 12-round WBC super-middleweight title eliminator Saturday, March 13 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast also features two under-25 lightweight contenders Isaac Cruz and Matías Romero in a 12-round co-main event bout. A 10-round super welterweight affair between Terrell Gausha and Jamontay Clark will open the telecast on SHOWTIME. The event is promoted by TGB Promotions and Sampson Boxing.
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  Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor Battle For
Undisputed Junior Welterweight Crown May 22
 
Two undefeated junior welterweight kings, one undisputed title. The stakes don’t get any higher.

WBC/WBO champion Jose Ramirez, the pride of California’s Central Valley, will fight Scotland’s IBF/WBA champion Josh Taylor for the undisputed world championship Saturday, May 22. The winner will become only the second undisputed junior welterweight champion of the four-belt era, joining pound-for-pound great Terence “Bud” Crawford.
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  Boxeo Telemundo Kicks Off Season With New Format & More Digital Content On March 5  
Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 boxing program among Hispanics and longest-running sports show in Spanish-language television, returns with a revamped format that will feature live match coverage coupled with fight analysis and discussions around the latest boxing and MMA news stories. Led by Telemundo Deportes’ Karim Mendiburu serving as the new studio host, the show also expands its digital footprint with the launch of an extensive lineup of series and special content around each season, and throughout the year. The new season of Boxeo Telemundo premieres Friday, March 5 at 12 a.m. ET/ 11 p.m. CT on Telemundo. Live match coverage will be headlined by undefeated WBO/NABO Jr Welterweight champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo facing Jesus “Barreterito” Beltran.
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  On This Day: March 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Manny Siaca in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round SD over Beibis Mendoza to regain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Jesus Perez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
John Ruiz won a 12 round UD over Evander Holyfield to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round UD over David Reid to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Verona, New York:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Victoriano Sosa to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1996, Yokohoma, Japan:
Daniel Zaragoza TKO'd Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in the 11th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1990, London, England:
Mark Breland KO'd Lloyd Honeyghan in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.

  French Heavyweight Phenom Tony Yoka Returns Against Joel Tambwe Djeko On ESPN+ Mar. 5  
Heavyweight contender Tony Yoka, the 2016 Olympic gold medal sensation from Paris, has set his sights on his first professional belt. Yoka will battle Belgium-born Joel Tambwe Djeko in a 12-rounder for the vacant European Union title Friday at H Arena in Nantes, France.

In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, Estelle Yoka Mossely (8-0, 1 KO), the other half of boxing’s most prominent husband-and-wife duo, will fight German contender Verena Kaiser (14-1, 6 KOs).
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  Danielito Zorilla vs. Ruslan Madiyev Highlights Thursday’s Packed Ring City USA Undercard  
Ring City USA begins its three-event residency in Puerto Rico this week when it takes over the Felix Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, to deliver a deep card of boxing action topped by the main event between blue-chip rising star Serhii Bohachuk against former world title challenger Brandon Adams on Thursday, March 4. The full card, which features seven matchups and fighters at different levels in their professional careers, will stream live around the world on Twitch at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The three-fight main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network in the United States and Puerto Rico, and on Twitch for fans outside of the U.S.
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  Rising Super Lightweight Prospect Brandun Lee Faces Samuel Teah On ShoBox March 10  
One of boxing’s fastest-rising prospects Brandun Lee will return to the “Fight Sphere” at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., for the third time when he takes on Samuel Teah Wednesday, March 10 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT in the super lightweight main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation telecast.

Lee vs. Teah headlines a four-fight card featuring eight promising prospects with a combined record of 102-4-2.
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  On This Day: March 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Carnival City, South Africa:
Phillip N'Dou TKO'd Nikolai Eremeev in the 6th round - WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Silence Mabuza TKO'd Jose Sanjuanelo in the 6th round - IBO Bantamweight Title
Sebastian Rothman won a 12 round UD over Gary Delaney - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Warsaw,Poland:
Tomasz Adamek won a 10 round UD over Rudi Lupo - IBC Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.
Pichit, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam TKO'd Malcolm Tunacao in the 1st round - WBC Flyweight Title.
1996, Newcastle, England:
Thulane Malinga won a 12 round SD over Nigel Benn - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Tom Johnson TKO'd Ever Beleno in the 12th round - IBF Featherweight Title
1994, Tokyo, Japan:
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Yuichi Kasai in the 1st round - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

  Marie-Eve Dicaire Determined
Underdog Against Claressa Shields
 
Unbeaten underdog Marie-Eve Dicaire, the reigning IBF female super welterweight World champion, has fully prepared physically and mentally for this Friday night’s undisputed showdown against undefeated WBC and WBO title holder and self-proclaimed WGOAT Claressa Shields (10-0​, 2 KOs)

Dicaire (17-0), a popular French-Canadian boxer, understands and fully appreciates the significance of “SUPERWOMEN”, and what an upset victory would do for her building brand, particularly outside her native Canada.
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  Marlen Esparza & Jamie Mitchell To Appear In Televised Bouts On Shields vs. Dicaire PPV Mar. 5  
The complete televised lineup for this week’s historic all-female “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” boxing event on Friday, March 5 from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich., has now been revealed with the addition of two more exciting fights, including special appearances by women’s star, former amateur world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza and undefeated bantamweight Jamie Mitchell.
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  On This Day: March 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over John Ruiz - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Alejandro Garcia TKO'd Santiago Samaniego in the 3rd round - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Alexander Gurov in the 8th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over JC Candelo - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Fres Oquendo KO'd Maurice Harris in the 10th round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Joe Lenhart in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2002, Coliseo Guillermo Angulo, Carolina, Puerto Rico:
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Sammy Sparkman in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Ivan Calderon TKO'd Jorge Romero in the 4th round - Non Title.
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Eric Lucas won a 12 round UD over Vinny Pazienza - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Woodlawn, Maryland:
Hasim Rahman won a 10 round UD over Marion Wilson - Vacant Maryland State Heavyweight Title.
1997, Halle Carpentier, Paris:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Jean Baptiste Mendy - WBC Lightweight Title.
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Sugar Ray Leonard in the 5th round - IBC Middleweight Title.

  Canelo vs. Saunders Unification Clash Set For May 8  
Canelo Alvarez will clash with Billy Joe Saunders in a WBC, WBA Super, WBO and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight unification blockbuster on May 8, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico)

Canelo Alvarez dismantled WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in three rounds at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and next he takes a giant step in his quest to become undisputed by facing the WBO king Saunders at a venue to be announced soon.
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  On This Day: Feb 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dresden, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Andre Thysse - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Timo Hoffman won a 12 round UD over Corey Sanders - WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Nikolay Valuev TKO'd Dicky Ryan in the 1st round - Non Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Jesus Chavez - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Victoriano Sosa in the 4th round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
2003, Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Humberto Soto TKO'd Cesar Figueroa in the 7th round - Non Title.
Terrence Lewis and Friday Ahunanya fought to a 10 round Draw - Non Title.
2001, London, Kensington:
Sam Soliman won a 6 round Decision over Cornelius Carr - Non Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over George Scott - WBC Lightweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Sam Girard in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Artis Pendergrass in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Impact Boxing Kicks Off 2021 Schedule On March 6  
Impact Boxing will kick off it's 2021 schedule with a great night of boxing that will air on Saturday, March 6th.

Like many fights around the globe, Impact Boxing was not able to air the quantity of high class events, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Impact Boxing is making good on their promise that it would return in in a big way, post-pandemic. Saturday, March 6th is the beginning of that.

Headlining the card on March 6, which will take place at Delray Beach Boxing Club in Delray Beach, Florida, will be Steve Geffrard taking on veteran Denis Grachev in the eight-round light heavyweight main event.
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  Parker: "I Want To Make A
Statement At Spark Arena"
 
Joseph Parker says he wants to "make a statement" when locks horns with long-term rival Junior Fa for the vacant WBO Oriental Heavyweight Title at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday February 27, live on DAZN.

Parker (27-2, 21 KOs) returns to Spark Arena for the first time since claiming the WBO Heavyweight Championship against Mexico's Andy Ruiz Jr just over four years ago.
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  Scardina: "My Dream Is To
Become A World Champion"
 
Italian star Daniele Scardina makes his long-awaited return to the ring this evening as he takes on Cesar Nunez for the vacant European Union Super-Middleweight Title at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, live on DAZN.

‘King Toretto’ (18-0, 14 KOs) is quickly establishing himself as the flag-bearer for Italian boxing, picking up the vacant IBF International Super-Middleweight Title against Finland’s Henri Kekalainen in March 2019.
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  On This Day: Feb 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico:
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Moises Zamudio in the 5th round - WBC Continental
Americas Bantamweight Title.
Chicago, Illinois:
Cesar Bazan won on 2nd round DQ over Roberto Ortega - Non Title.
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Derrick Jefferson won an 8 round TD over Julius Long - a BIG Non Title bout!
1999, Oldham, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Tommy Peacock in the 2nd round - Vacant British (Central Area) Light Welterweight Title.
London, Bethnal Green, England:
Colin Dunne won a 12 round UD over Phillip Holiday - WBU Lightweight Title.
Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, Germany:
Sven Ottke KO'd Giovanni Nardiello in the 3rd round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Markus Beyer won an 8 round Decision over Rene Dutard - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Willie Taylor - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Cesar Bazan - WBC Lightweight Title.
1998, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand:
Chatchai Sasakul won a 12 round UD over Young-Jin Kim - WBC Flyweight Title.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn: “Cannot quite believe that we are promoting an event at the home of the Miami Dolphins this Saturday– the Hard Rock Stadium. The return of the pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez fighting just 8 weeks after unifying the division against Callum Smith in Texas. We are so excited. We are going to have 15,000 people in the building. Huge crowd there.”

“So proud to be here representing DAZN live this weekend. It’s an absolute honor to be working with, in my opinion, the greatest network in boxing right now. These guys have so much to bring you coming up– an unrivaled schedule.”
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  On This Day: Feb 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, San Diego, California:
Joan Guzman TKO'd Agapito Sanchez in the 10th round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO'd Cesar Figueroa in the 6th round.
2000, New York, New York:
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd Derrell Coley in the 7th round in a WBC Title eliminator.
Arturo Gatti KO'd Joey Gamache in the 2nd round.
Lamon Brewster won a 10 round UD over Richard Mason.
1994, London, England:
Nigel Benn won a 12 round UD over Henry Wharton to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
San Jose, California:
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Gerardo Martinez in the 4th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1993, Melun, France:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round SD over Manuel Medina to win the IBF Featherweight Title.
1984, Beaumont, Texas:
Rocky Lockridge KO'd Roger Mayweather in the 1st round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Valdez’s Manager Frank Espinoza
Reveals His Talent Finding Secret
 
By William Trillo
His ledger speaks for itself. Martin Castillo, Enrique Sanchez, Daniel Ponce De Leon, Israel Vasquez, Abner Mares and now Oscar Valdez. The chances are whenever you see the next up and coming lighter weight Mexican hitting the spotlight there is a good chance you are going to see Espinoza in their corner.

I was fortunate enough to speak to Espinoza a few days after his latest protégé Oscar Valdez shocked the boxing world with the devastating defeat of the now dethroned Champion Miguel Berchelt. After congratulating the manager for having another World Title holder under his wing I had a few questions I hoped he would answer.
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  Full Card Set For RDR Promotions Show On
March 6 At The Sportsplex In Feasterville, PA
 
Rising junior welterweight prospect Shinard Bunch will take on tough veteran Cameron Krael in the eight-round main event of a RDR Promotions card on Saturday, March 6th at The Sportsplex in Feasterville, Pa. The bout will headline a six-bout card.

Bunch, 21 of Trenton, New Jersey has a record of 13-1 with 12 knockouts. The two year professional has kept an ambitious scheduled as he will be fighting for the 14th time in 22 months, and this will already be his 4th fight of 2021.
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  Seven-Division World Champion Amanda Serrano Faces Daniela Bermudez March 25 In Puerto Rico  
Seven-division world champion and future Boxing Hall of Famer Amanda Serrano will return to the ring to defend her WBO and WBC featherweight world titles against current two-division titlist Daniela Bermudez in the main attraction of a Ring City USA event from Puerto Rico on Thursday, March 25 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, live on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports app in the United States and Puerto Rico. The full card, which will be announced at a later date, will be available on Twitch outside of the United States.
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  On This Day: Feb 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001: Southport, Australia:
Lovemore N'Dou TKO'd Carlos Ariel Uribe in the 6th round.
Paul Briggs TKO'd Shane Dalton in the 2nd round.
2000, Samut Sakorn, Thailand:
Medgoen Singsurat won a 12 round UD over Masaki Kawabata to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
Cranston, Rhode Island:
Ray Oliveira won an action packed 10 round bout over Vivian Harris.
1995, London, England:
Mike McCallum TKO'd Carl Jones in the 7th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Gerald McClellan in the 10th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title. Gerald McClellan was tragically permanently injured in this bout.
Pusan, Korea:
Hyung-Chul Lee TKO'd Tomonori in the 12th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Greg Richardson won a 12 round UD over Raul Perez to win the WBC Bantamweight Title.

  Canelo: "I’m Honored To Be Fighting In Miami"  
Canelo Alvarez hopes to turn Miami into another home for his blockbuster fight nights as he prepares to defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles against mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim on Saturday night (February 27) at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live worldwide on DAZN and on TV Azteca in Mexico.
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  Rising Heavyweight Otto Wallin Makes Case
For World Championship Challenge With
Dominant Win Over Dominic Breazeale
 
Swedish heavyweight contender Otto Wallin (22-1, 14 KO) continued to build his reputation as one of boxing’s best big men this past Saturday (February 20) by defeating division rival Dominic Breazeale via one-sided unanimous 12-round decision. The fight, nationally televised on SHOWTIME, saw Wallin out-work and out-land Breazeale 232-91, including 41.5% of his power punches.
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  Boxing & MMA Superstar Holly Holm & Trailblazing Latina Broadcaster Claudia Trejos Lead All-Star Commentary Team For Shields vs. Dicaire PPV Mar. 5  
An all-star broadcast team of well-known sports professionals and personalities has been assembled for the “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” women’s boxing event livestreamed on FITE.TV (9 pm ET/6 pm PT) and distributed by InDemand to the major cable, satellite and telco outlets for just $29.95. on Friday, March 5, from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich.
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  On This Day: Feb 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Sports Palace, Kiev, Ukraine:
Alexander Gurov KO'd Allan Gronfors in the 1st round - Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Sporthalle, Hamburg, Alsterdorf, Germany:
Artur Grigorian TKO'd Angel Perez in the 6th round - WBO Lightweight Title.
Felix Sturm KO'd Slavomir Dendis in the 1st round - Non Title.
Luan Krasniqi KO'd Cleveland Woods in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Tetsutora Senrima in the 5th round - WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Derrick Harmon in the 11th round - WBC, WBA, IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Lincoln Carter in the 5th round - Non Title.
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round SD over Victor Polo - WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Richmond, Virginia:
Terry Norris TKO'd Vincent Pettway in the 8th round - WBC ,IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  Results From Caribe Royale  
Super Bantamweight Melissa Oddessa Parker (4-0, 2 KO) battles Maria Cecilia Roman (15-5-1) to a Majority decision victory on Saturday night at the Caribre Royal Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Scorecards 80-72 76-76 78-74.

In the co-main event Ramon “Dinamita” Cardenas (19-1, 9 KO) from San Antonio, Texas. becomes the NAME BA - USA Super Bantamweight Champion after winning a ten round split decision against tough as nails Angel Antonio Contreras (10-3-1).
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  Split-T Management Fighters Score
Three Knockouts On Saturday Night
 
Three fighters under the Split-T Management banner registered knockout victories on Saturday night.

At Caribe Royale in Orland, Florida, welterweight Ivan Golub continued his ascent towards a major fight as he stopped Luis Eduardo Florez in round six of their scheduled eight-round bout.
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  Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Jonathan Navarro In
New Co-Main To Ortiz Jr. vs. Hooker March 20
 
Seasoned slugger Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (33-7-1, 23 KOs) will take on rising contender Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (17-0, 9 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the WBC Silver International Super Lightweight Title in the new co-main event to Ortiz Jr. vs Hooker. The action will take place Saturday, March 20 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, including the U.S. and Mexico.
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  On This Day: Feb 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Vodafone Arena, Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia:
Robbie Peden TKO'd Nate Campbell in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Sam Soliman TKO'd Miguel Julio in the 4th round - Non Title.
Dale Westerman won a 12 round UD over Justin Clements - OPBF Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, England:
Jawaid Khaliq TKO'd Maxim Nesterenko in the 12th round - IBO Welterweight Title.
Nicky Booth TKO'd Stephen Oates in the 7th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight Title.
Marseille, France:
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Virgil Hill in the 9th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Mehdi Sahnoune won a 12 round UD over Andrej Shkalikov - WBA Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Savannah, Georgia:
Nate Campbell won an 8 round UD over Joseph Figueroa - Non Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Mark Johnson in the 8th round - IBF Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Bones Adams - IBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Robert Dasoyan in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
The Anniversary No One Saw Coming
& Other Random Thoughts
 
By William Trillo
It was exactly one year ago today that Tyson Fury rid the boxing world of Deontay Wilder and became the Heavyweight Champ of the World. Little did most of the boxing media in attendance know that this would be the last live event we would cover until further notice. At the present time we are 365 days, and counting, into the longest draught of our respective journalistic careers.

For most of us lucky enough to get a credential, covering boxing is our dream job. A good portion of us do not make any money at it but rather do it for the love of the sport. Having the canvas unexpectedly pulled out from under our feet is akin to a hook to the liver. I know I speak for my peers and myself when I say, we all deeply miss being a part of these great events and will hope and pray this situation is over sooner rather than later.
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  On This Day: Feb 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mexico City, Mexico:
Jorge Arce KO'd Ernesto Castro in the 1st round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Jose Antonio Aguirre TKO'd Juan Keb Baas in the 7th round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Eddie Croft in the 3rd round -WBC Featherweight Title.
Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO'd Trinidad Mendoza in the 2nd round - WBC Youth Bantamweight Title.
The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee:
Mike Tyson KO'd Clifford Etienne in the 1st round - Non Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd James Crawford in the 2nd round - Vacant USBA Super Middleweight Title.
2002, Lemoore, California:
Julio Gonzalez TKO'd Tyrone Armstead in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Montebello, California:
Israel Vazquez won a 10 round UD over Osvaldo Guerrero - Non Title.
Boston, Massachusetts:
Leavander Johnson won a 10 round UD over Jesus Zaterarin - Non Title.
2001, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd David Bostice in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1998, Washington, District Of Columbia:
Mark Johnson KO'd Arthur Johnson in the 1st round - IBF Flyweight Title.

  Valdez Proves Naysayers Wrong,
KO’s Berchelt To Become WBC Super Feather Champ
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank via Getty Images

To say Super Featherweight Miguel Berchelt (37-2, 33 KO’s) never saw what hit him would be a huge misnomer. The soon to be dethroned Champion saw it and tasted it, over and over again. Oscar Valdez (29-0, 23 KO’s), came into the ring as the underdog but by the time round four was complete it was pretty clear who was delivering the goods. Valdez was confident and dominant. This was the fight, just as he pictured it.
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  Adrien Broner Makes Triumphant Return To Ring With Unanimous Decision Over Jovanie Santiago  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner returned from his two-year hiatus from boxing with a unanimous decision victory over Jovanie Santiago in the main event of Saturday night’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Avanesyan Stops Kelly In Six To
Retain European Welterweight Crown
 
David Avanesyan stopped Josh Kelly in six rounds at The SSE Arena, Wembley to retain his EBU European Welterweight Title, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.

Sunderland's Kelly suffered his first professional defeat at the hands of Avanesyan, the relentless Russian champion, who forced Kelly's trainer Adam Booth to throw in the towel after two knockdowns in a punishing sixth round.
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  Povetkin vs. Whyte II Postponed To March 27  
Dillian Whyte's eagerly anticipated rematch with Alexander Povetkin is heading to Gibraltar on a new date of Saturday March 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland.

The British Heavyweight contender was set to face Povetkin on March 6, but travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have meant the fight has been pushed back three weeks.
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  On This Day: Feb 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mger Mkrtchian in the 7th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Enzo Maccarinelli TKO'd Garry Delaney in the 8th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Lemoore, California:
Stevie Johnston KO'd Ever Beleno in the 6th round - Non Title.
Antonio Diaz and Edwin Vazquez fought to a 2 round TD (Headbutt caused Cut).
Miami, Florida:
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Ravea Springs in the 4th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kelvin Davis TKO'd Rogerio Lobo in the 1st round - Vacant IBA Americas Cruiserweight Title.
2002, Dankhuntod Korat, Thailand:
Yoddamrong Sithyodthong won a 12 round UD over Yober Ortega - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, Mar del Plata, Argentina:
Nana Konadu KO'd Abraham Torres in the 2nd round - WBA Bantamweight Title
Juan Carlos Gomez won a 12 round UD over Marcelo Dominguez - WBC. Cruiserweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Angel Rosario in the 5th round - Non Title.
Agapito Sanchez won a 10 round UD over Javier Jauregi - Non Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas, NV - ESPN  
Miguel Berchelt 130 vs. Oscar Valdez 130
(WBC Super Featherweight Title)
Gabriel Flores Jr. 132 vs. Jayson Velez 132
Esquiva Falcao 162 vs. Artur Akavov 161.5
Elvis Rodriguez 143 vs. Luis Alberto Veron 142
Xander Zayas 146 vs. James Martin 146
Sonny Conto 221.5 vs. Waldo Cortes 255.5
Javier Martinez 161 vs. Billy Wagner 160
Omar Rosario 140 vs. Uriel Villanueva 141

Venue: The Bubble at MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From London - DAZN  
David Avanesyan 146.5 vs. Josh Kelly 146
(European Welterweight Title)
Florian Marku 146.5 vs. Rylan Charlton 144.4
Robbie Davies Jr. 138.25 vs. Gabriel Valenzuela 138.5
Johnny Fisher 238 vs. Matt Gordon 242
Jordan Gill 125.3 vs. Cesar Juarez 125.25

Venue: SSE Arena in London
Promoter: Matchroom


  On This Day: Feb 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Hamburg, Alsterdorf, Germany:
Thomas Ulrich KO'd Ali Saidi in the 8th round - German Light Heavyweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ismael Youla in the 2nd Round - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Kidapawan City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Todd Makelin in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Surat Thani, Thailand:
Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan won a 12 round UD over Joma Gamboa - WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Coachella, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez KO'd Jose DeJesus Garcia in the 1st round - Non Title.
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round UD over Pernell Whitaker - IBF Welterweight Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Vince Phillips in the 5th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Julio Cesar Green TKO'd Darren Obah in the 9th round - Vacant WBA Middleweight Title (Interim).
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Mark Fernandez in the 2nd round - Non Title.
6 Heads Lewis TKO'd John Stewart in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Marie-Eve Dicaire: "It’s The Biggest Challenge
Of My Career And I Am Ready For It"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL – Quebec’s Marie-Eve Dicaire will take part in a major fight March 5th in Flint, Michigan, when she faces the American Claressa Shields, who won two gold medals at the Olympics in boxing.

Dicaire (17-0-0) the IBF Super Welterweight World Champion and Shields (10-0-0) the current WBC/WBO Super Welterweight World champion will face off in a 10-round 154-pound unification showdown.
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  Canelo: "I Have To Keep Making History"  
Canelo Alvarez says his desire to create history is the driving force that keeps him striving for greatness as he prepares to defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Saturday February 27, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico) with tickets on sale with Ticketmaster.
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  Miguel Berchelt & Oscar Valdez
Ready For All-Mexican Battle
 
The Battle for Mexico is almost here. WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt and former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez shared the stage Thursday two days before one of the most highly anticipated all-Mexican showdowns in boxing history.

Berchelt is seeking his seventh successful title defense, while Valdez hopes to fulfill a lifelong dream of capturing a WBC world title. After fits and starts, including Berchelt's COVID-19 diagnosis last year, the fight is finally happening.
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  Weights From Mohegan Sun - Showtime  
Adrien Broner – 146 lbs. vs. Jovanie Santiago – 145 ¼ lbs.
Dominic Breazeale – 261 ¼ lbs. vs. Otto Wallin – 240 ½ lbs.
Robert Easter Jr. – 139 ¾ lbs. vs. Ryan Martin – 139 ½ lbs.

Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Promoter: Salita Promotions, About Billions Promotions, TGB Promotions, Sampson Boxing


  Weights From England - ESPN+  
Sean McComb 134.3 vs. Gavin Gwynne 134.1
Darren Tetley 146.1 vs. Samuel Antwi 146.2
Danny Carr 129.8 vs. Dean Dodge 129.2
Pierce O’Leary 142.8 vs. Irvin Magno 140.9
Paddy Donovan 149.4 vs. Siar Ozgul 149
Mark McKeown 127.3 vs. Brad Daws 128
Mohammed Sameer 164 vs. Kearon Thomas 163
Elliot Whale 149.2 vs. Jamie Stewart 149.7

Venue: Whites Hotel Bolton, England
Promoter: MTK Global


  On This Day: Feb 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Essex, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Enrique Areco in the 10th round to Retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Berlin, Germany:
Artur Grigorian TKO'd Sandro Casamonica in the 9th round to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Oktay Urkal won a 12 round UD over Mikhail Krivolapov to win the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round SD over Marco Antonio Barrera to retain the WBC and win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Inglewood, California:
Humberto Gonzales won a 12 round SD over Michael Carbajal to Regain the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Rafael Ruelas won a 12 round UD over Freddy Pendleton to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
1989, Seoul, South Korea:
Sung-Kil Moon TKO'd Chiaki Kobayashi in the 5th round to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Monessen, Pennsylvania:
Michael Moorer TKO'd Frankie Swindell in the 6th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Gerald McClellan TKO'd Tyrone McKnight in the 2nd round.

  Janelson Figueroa Bocachica Remains Undefeated With Closely-Contested Victory Over Mark Reyes Jr.  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Rising undefeated welterweight prospect Janelson Figueroa Bocachica earned a closely-contested majority decision victory over Mark Reyes Jr. in the entertaining main event of Wednesday night’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., as ShoBox continues its 20th anniversary year as the premier boxing series aimed at developing prospects into contenders and world champions.
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  On This Day: Feb 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1995, Cartagena, Columbia:
Francisco Tejedor TKO'd Jose Luis Zepeda in the 7th round to win the vacant IBF Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Montell Griffin won a 12 round MD over James Toney to win the IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over John John Molina to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
1989, Budapest, Hungary:
Simon Brown TKO'd Jorge Luis Maysonet in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Hampton, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Greg Haugen to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
1972, Los Angeles, California:
Mando Ramos won a 15 round SD over Pedro Carrasco to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1969, Los Angeles, California:
Mando Ramos TKO'd Carlos Teo Cruz in the 11th round to win the WBC and WBA Lightweight Title.

  Weights From Mehegan Sun - ShoBox  
Janelson Bocachica 146.5 vs. Mark Reyes Jr. 147
Vladimir Shishkin 169 vs. Sena Agbeko 168.75
Alejandro Guerrero 135 vs. Abraham Montoya 135
George Aries 227.5 vs. Joel Caudle 246
Timur Ketefuv 161.5 vs. Fernando Faries 164.5

Note: The previously announced middleweight matchup between Timur Kerefov (9-0, 4 KOs) and Argenis Espana (15-1, 14 KOs) will no longer take place. Kerefov will now face Fernando Farias (10-0-2, 4 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight non-televised scrap.

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Promoter: Salita Promotions


  Sean McComb vs. Gavin Gwynne Commonwealth Lightweight Title Fight Headlines Feb. 19 On ESPN+  
Southpaw prodigy Sean “The Public Nuisance” McComb hopes to add Commonwealth gold to his growing résumé. McComb will step up in class versus Gavin Gwynne in a 12-round tilt for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title Friday, Feb. 19 at University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England.

McComb-Gwynne will headline a card streaming live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
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  McCaskill & Braekhus Clash In Spicy E-Presser  
Jessica McCaskill and Cecilia Brækhus ramped up their rivalry in a fiery e-press conference ahead of their rematch for the undisputed World Welterweight title at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday March 13, live worldwide on DAZN.

McCaskill (9-2 3 KOs) ripped the titles from Brækhus (36-1 9 KOs) on the streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma in August as Matchroom returned to action in the US, and now it’s McCaskill putting the belts on the line and Brækhus is looking to avenge her first pro defeat.
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  On This Day: Feb 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Hollywood, California:
Jhonny Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Adonis Rivas - WBC Continental
Americas Bantamweight Title, WBC Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
2004, Lübeck, Germany:
Wladimir Sidorenko won a 12 round UD over Moises Castro - Vacant WBA International Bantamweight Title.
2001, Tokyo, Japan:
Takanori Hatakeyama and Rick Yoshimura fought to a 12 round Draw - WBA Lightweight Title.
Brakpan, South Africa:
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba TKO'd Arnel Barotillo in the 9th round - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Jacob Matlala TKO'd Todd Makelin in the 4th round - Vacant WBU Light Flyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis TKO'd James Page in the 7th round - Vacant WBA Welterweight Title.
Erik Morales won a 12 round Decision over over Guty Espadas Jr. - WBC Featherweight Title.
1999, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Carlos Rios - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Tom Johnson - IBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Probably The End For Stiverne
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Haitian Bermane Stiverne will probably confirm his retirement in the next days or next weeks. Two weeks ago, Stiverne (25-5-1), a boxer of 42 years old, lost by TKO in the 11th round against Trevor Bryan (21-0-0), from Albany, New York, in a vacant WBA heavyweight championship of the world presented at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel-Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
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  Bohachuk, Adams & Vargas Jr. Workout Quotes  
Undefeated blue-chip rising star Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk, (18-0,18 KOs), former world title challenger Brandon ‘The Cannon’ Adams, (22-3, 13 KOs) and talented newcomer and Son of the Legend, Fernando ‘El Feroz’ Vargas, Jr., (1-0, 1 KO), worked out for the Southern California media on Saturday, February 13 at the renowned Churchill Boxing Club in Santa Monica, CA. The workouts were held ahead of their Ring City USA debuts on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from the Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and live on NBC Sports Network and the NBC Sports app, (9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT) with undercard action streaming live on Twitch.
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  Undefeated Lightweight Prospect Jamaine Ortiz
"The Technician" In And Out Of The Ring
 
Undefeated lightweight prospect Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (14-0, 8 KOs) truly lives up to his nickname in and out of the ring as a skilled boxer, union carpenter, and much more.

Fighting out of Worcester, Massachusetts, the poised beyond his years Ortiz is making waves in the loaded lightweight division, especially after his scintillating 8th round knockout of Sulaiman Segawa (13-3-1, 4 KOs), who had never been stopped, last November on the Tyson-Jones, Jr. PPV card for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) USNBC (U.S) Silver lightweight title.
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  On This Day: Feb 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Jeff Lacy KO'd Glenn Thomas in the 1st round - Non Title.
Juan Carlos Rubio won a 10 round UD over Francisco Bojado - Non Title.
Michael Moorer won a 10 round UD over Robert Davis - Non Title.
San Antonio, Texas:
Joan Guzman won a 10 round UD over Armando Guerrero - Non Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Omar Davila - WBC Youth Welterweight Title (Interim).
1997, Kansas City, Missouri:
Freddie Norwood won a 10 round UD over Roberto Avila - Non Title.
Hector Lopez won a 10 round UD over Israel Cardona - Non Title.
1996, Middelfart, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl TKO'd Efrain Pintor in the 2nd round - Vacant IBO Bantamweight Title.
1995, St Petersburg, Russia:
Nicolay Valuev KO'd Sergey Anikeev in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Cassius Clay Home in the 4th round - WBO NABO Light Middleweight Title.
1994, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England:
Billy Schwer KO'd Sean Murphy in the 3rd round - British Lightweight Title.

  On This Day: Feb 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Tim Austin in the 8th round - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Victor Burgos TKO'd Alex Sanchez in the 12th round - Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Juan Valenzuela won a 10 round UD over Ricardo Williams Jr. - Non Title.
2002, Houston, Texas:
Juan Diaz won an 8 round UD over Juan Carlos Juarez - Non Title.
Ricardo Juarez won a 6 round UD over Jorge Garcia - Non Title.
1997, Nakornpanom, Thailand:
Sirimongkol Singwangcha won a 12 round UD over Jesus Alberto Sarabia - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
David Santos TKO'd Shane Gannon in the 1st round - USBA Featherweight Title.
1992, Salerna, Italy:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round UD over Carlos Manuel Mercado - IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Michael Carbajal won a 12 round UD over Marcos Pacheco - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julian Jackson TKO'd Ismael Negron in the 1st round -WBC Middleweight Title.
Razor Ruddock TKO'd Greg Page in the 8th round - Non Title.

  Richard Commey Stops Jackson Marinez  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Welcome back, Richard Commey. Fourteen months after losing his IBF lightweight world title to Teofimo Lopez, Commey made an emphatic statement, knocking out Dominican contender Jackson Marinez in the sixth round Saturday evening from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble.

Commey (30-3, 27 KOs) knocked down Marinez (19-2, 7 KOs) twice in the sixth round of a competitive fight that had the judges split at the time of the stoppage. The second knockdown, courtesy of a right hand, prompted Kenny Bayless to call off the fight.
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  Joseph Diaz Jr. & Shavkat Rakhimov
Fight To Majority Draw
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1-1, 15 KOs) and Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0-1, 12 KOs) fought to a 12-round majority draw at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. As Diaz Jr. lost the belt on the scales on Friday, the IBF Junior Lightweight Championship will remain vacant. Two judges scored the fight 115-113 for Diaz Jr., which was overruled by two scores of 114-114.
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  Lara Stuns Warrington With Ninth Round Knockout  
Josh Warrington was floored and ruthlessly finished by Mexico's Mauricio Lara in a sensational knockout loss that put a dent in the former IBF Featherweight World Champion's ambitious plans.

'The Leeds Warrior' endured a stunning upset defeat as he was dropped and nearly stopped in the fourth round before Lara sent him crashing to the canvas again in the ninth to end Warrington's unbeaten record.
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  On This Day: Feb 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Louisville, Kentucky:
Chris Smith TKO'd Sam Garr in the 10th round - NABA Welterweight Title.
Laila Ali TKO'd Mary Ann Almager in the 4th round IWBF Super Middleweight Title.
1998, London, England:
Terry Dunstan KO'd Alexander Gurov in the 1st round - European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Howard Eastman won an 8 round Decision over Vitali Kopitko - Non Title.
Stuttgart, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev won a 12 round UD over Leonard Townsend - Vacant WBO Welterweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Marcus McIntyre in the 3rd round - Vacant WBC International Heavyweight Title.
1995, London, England:
Johnny Armour TKO'd Tsitsi Sokutu in the 7th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe KO'd Frank Minton in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Weights From Indio, Ca. - DAZN  
Joseph Diaz 133.6* vs. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov 129.8
(IBF Jr. Lightweight Title)
*Note: Diaz weighed 3.6 pounds heavy. Only Rakhimov will be eligible to win the vacant belt IF the fight takes place.
Patrick Teixeira 153.4 vs. Brian Carlos Castano 153.8
(WBO Jr. Middleweight Title)
Ronny Rios 121.4 vs. Oscar Negrete 121.6
Shane Mosley Jr 161.6 vs. Cristian Olivas 161.6
Bektemir Melikuziev 170.6 vs. Morgan Fitch 170.8

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Richard Commey 136 vs. Jackson Marinez 135.5
Adam Lopez 126 vs. Jason Sanchez 126
Jared Anderson 249 vs. Kingsley Ibeh 276
Eric Puente 137 vs. Sergio Vega 136
Jahi Tucker 144 vs. Eric Rodriguez 144.5
Troy Isley 157 vs. Bryant Costello 158
Floyd Diaz 117 vs. Fernando Macias 118

Venue: The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From London DAZN  
Josh Warrington 125.2 vs. Mauricio Lara 125
Zelfa Barrett 128.75 vs. Kiko Martinez 128.25
Leigh Wood 125.25 vs. Reece Mould 125.75
Dalton Smith 142.75 vs. Ishmael Ellis 138.9
Hopey Price 122.9 vs. Daniel Mendoza 122.8
Ibrahim Nadim 123.25 vs. Jonny Phillips 123.75

Venue: SSE Arena, Wembley
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing


  On This Day: Feb 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Derrick Parks in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round SD over Robin Reid - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Richie Woodhall TKO'd Vincenzo Nardiello in the 6th round - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Junior Witter TKO'd Malcolm Melvin in the 2nd round - Vacant WBF Light Welterweight Title.
Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany:
Oktay Urkal TKO'd Frederick Tripp in the 2nd round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Zoran Vujecic in the 1st round - Non Title.
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales KO'd Angel Chacon in the 2nd round - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round SD over Ike Quartey - WBC Welterweight Title.
Oba Carr won a 10 round UD over Frankie Randall - Non Title.
1998, The Pit - UNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Rodolfo Blanco - WBO Super Flyweight Title. & IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Laurent Boudouani and Guillermo Jones fought to a Draw - WBA Light Middleweight Title.

  Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Shavkat Rakhimov
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KOs) and Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0, 12 KOs) hosted their final press conference today at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino ahead of their 12-round fight for Diaz Jr.’s IBF Junior Lightweight Championship.

The fight, which will headline a stacked card of action, will take place this Saturday, Feb. 13 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN in more than 200 countries and territories, including the U.S., Mexico, Russia, Tajikistan, Brazil and Argentina.
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  Richard Commey & Jackson Marinez
Ready For Main Event Spotlight
 
Lightweight contenders Richard Commey and Jackson Marinez woke up Thursday morning ready to battle in a 10-round co-feature. After Maxim Vlasov tested positive for COVID-19, scrapping his light heavyweight title tilt against Joe Smith Jr., Commey and Marinez were elevated to main event status.

They will do battle Saturday evening (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble, a three-bout telecast also featuring Adam Lopez defending his NABF featherweight belt in a 10-rounder against Jason Sanchez, and heavyweight prospect Jared Anderson against Kingsley Ibeh in a six-rounder.
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  Smith vs. Vlasov Postponed -
Vlasov Test Positive For COVID
 
Saturday's Top Rank on ESPN main event between Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov - for the vacant WBO light heavyweight world title - has been postponed after Vlasov tested positive for COVID-19.

Vlasov said, "I am devastated with the postponement of my world title fight against Joe Smith Jr. I have been following strict protocols, I have done regular testing with negative results, and I have no symptoms. I am well prepared and had an excellent training camp. I look forward to the rescheduling of the fight and the opportunity to display my world class skills."
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  Warrington vs. Lara Press Conference Quotes  
Eddie Hearn: "Thanks Chris, Darren and Andy, joining us live on Sky Sports as well. We are so happy to be back! 2021 here we go. We're back behind closed doors but it doesn't matter. This is the biggest year yet for Matchroom Boxing as we go global. The start of twelve shows in eight weeks, in seven different countries. Firstly, this Saturday live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN around the world. The return of the No.1 Featherweight Josh Warrington against Mauricio Lara. Kiko Martinez against Zelfa Barrett, Reece Mould against Leigh Wood, Dalton Smith against Ishmael Ellis, Hopey Price against Mendoza and this one to kick us off, Ibrahim Nadim against Jonny Phillips."
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  Lemieux & Kean Co-Headline Feb. 16  
On Saturday April 17, Eye of the Tiger Management will arrive in Quebec City to present, for the first time in over a year, a boxing gala at the Videotron Center. This event presented by La Queen beer, Mise-O-Jeu and TVA Sports will feature spectacular heavy-hitters David Lemieux (42-4-0, 35 KOs) and Simon Kean (19-1, 18 K. -O.). The respective duels of these two pugilists will be broadcast live on TVA Sports right after the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks as of 9:30 p.m. EST.
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  On This Day: Feb 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany:
Nikolay Valuev TKO'd Attila Levin in the 3rd round - WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Arthur Abraham won a 12 round UD over Ian Gardner - Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Middleweight Title.
Sinan Samil Sam won a 12 round UD over Lawrence Clay Bey - WBC International Heavyweight Title.
2002, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Michael Sprott in the 7th round - British Heavyweight Title - Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
2000, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Dale Brown in the 8th round - NABF Cruiserweight Title.
Zab Judah KO'd Jan Bergman in the 4th round - Vacant IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Ahmed Santos in the 8th round - WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Boise, Idaho:
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Saul Montana in the 9th round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1994, St. Louis, Missouri:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round UD over Orlando Soto - IBF Featherweight Title
Freddy Norwood KO'd Santos Rodriguez in the 1st round.

  Claressa Shields Training Camp Notes  
Undefeated three-division world champion Claressa Shields has left camp at the Jackson Wink MMA Gym in Albuquerque, N.M., working on her MMA training, and resumed boxing training in Florida with elite trainer John David Jackson.

Shields (10-0, 2 KOs) says she and Jackson are catering their training to the fighting style of upcoming opponent Marie-Eve Dicaire (17-0), whom she will face in a 10-round 154-pound unification showdown in the main event of “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE,” a tribute to International Women’s Day.
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  Mario Barrios Arrives In California To
Start Training Camp With Virgil Hunter
 
Undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion, Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs), has arrived in Hayward, California, to start training camp with coach Virgil Hunter. Barrios, who resides in San Antonio, TX, recently defended his title against Ryan Karl (18-3, 12 KOs) in October of 2020. Barrios is awaiting a fight date from the PBC to make his 2021 debut.
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  On This Day: Feb 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bangkok, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin KO'd Gun Tinular in the 3rd round - Vacant WBO Asia-Pacific Bantamweight Title.
Sod Looknongyangtoy won a 3 round SD over Thomas Mashaba - WBO Asia-Pacific Super Bantamweight Title.
2001, Elgin, Illinois:
Tito Mendoza won a 12 round UD over Julio Garcia - NABF Middleweight Title.
Ray Mercer TKO'd Jeff Peques in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Reno, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Sean Fletcher in the 7th round - Non Title.
2000, Samutsakorn, Thailand:
Jose Antonio Aguire won a 12 round MD over Wandee Singwangcha - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Reading, Pennsylvania:
Julian Letterlough KO'd Vinson Durham in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1995, Frankfurt, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Egerton Marcus - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Hammanskraal, South Africa:
Alberto Jimenez TKO'd Jacob Matlala in the 8th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 10 round UD ocer Jose Sanabria - Non Title.

  Eddie Hearn Previews Canelo vs. Yildirim
& Estrada vs. Chocolatito Cards
 
Eddie Hearn is expecting fireworks in Miami and Dallas as Canelo Alvarez defends his World Super-Middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 27 and Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez clash in a unification rematch at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on March 13, both live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico for Canelo-Yildirim).
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  Ring City USA To Host Events In Guaynabo & Salinas As Part Of Three-Event Stretch In Puerto Rico  
Ring City USA, the new sports media startup that debuted its Thursday night boxing series in November 2020 on NBC Sports Network, will take over Puerto Rico in less than one month to kick off an action-packed 2021 schedule. The March 4 event will take place at Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, while the March 18 event will be held at the Albergue Olimpico (Olympic Center) in Salinas. Ring City will close out its three-event residency in Puerto Rico on March 25 at a location to be announced at a later date.
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  On This Day: Feb 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Widnes, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Wayne Alexander in the 5th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Felix Montiel to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1996, Rome, Italy:
Carlos Salazar TKO'd Antonello Melis in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Rodney Moore in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
1995, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Jose Rafael Sosa to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Tokyo, Japan:
Chana Porpaoin won a 12 round MD over Hideyuki Ohashi to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
1933, MSG New York, New York:
Primo Carnera KO'd Ernie Schaaf in the 13th round. Schaaf suffered a brain damage and died following surgery. New Yorks Governor ordered an immediate investigation, and there were threats of repealing prize-fighting in New York State, as well as threats to disbar the 250 lb Carnera due to his immense size.

  Willie Nelson Moves Up To Middleweight, Targeting Golovkin, Charlo, Brant Or Murata Showdown  
Willie Nelson (27-3-1) is looking to make a big impact in 2021. Like many fighters, Nelson's 2020 campaign was aborted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nelson has been a top contender in the super welterweight division the past several years but will campaign as a full fledged middleweight when he returns to the ring. The middleweight division has produced some of the biggest fights in boxing in recent years and there are several fighters who interest Nelson.
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  Brewart Jr. vs. Weston New Main Event
For 3.2.1. Boxing On Feb. 21
 
Due to sickness, welterweight Saul Bustos (13-0-1, 7 KOs) will have to step down from his scheduled 8-round bout with Todd Manuel (18-17, 5 KOs), that was set to be the main event for Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1. Boxing show on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

A battle of unbeaten middleweights will now serve as the new main event as Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr. (8-0, 4 KO), will face Nathan Weston (6-0-2, 2 KOs), in a 6-round bout.
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  Foster Decisions Smith In Clash Of
Undefeated Featherweights In Philadelphia
 
This past Saturday, William Foster III came into Philadelphia and won a six-round unanimous decision over Donald Smith, in battle of undefeated featherweights.

Foster did well by taking the fight on the inside and grind out the rounds. Smith did well when he was able to create space, but Foster controlled the geography of the contest, and won by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice.
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  On This Day: Feb 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Mikhail Krivolapov in the 9th round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Eamonn Magee TKO'd Jonathan Thaxton in the 6th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Welterweight Title.
Civitavecchia, Italy:
Silvio Branco KO'd Jurgen Hartenstein in the 1st round - IBF Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Manilla, Philippines:
Rustico Torrecampo KO'd Manny Pacquiao in the 3rd Round - Non Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Scott Walker in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd Darryl Tyson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1994, Brentwood, Essex, England:
Chris Pyatt KO'd Mark Cameron in the 1st round - WBO Middleweight Title.
Steve Collins won an 8 round Decision over Paul Wesley - Non Title.
1992, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Kennedy McKinney won a 12 round UD over Sugar Baby Rojas - USBA Super Bantamweight Title.

  On This Day: Feb 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Gifu, Japan:
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai TKO'd Ryuhei Sugita in the 7th round - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
2003, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Andrew 6 Heads Lewis in the 2nd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
2002, Braunschweig, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Vaughn Bean in the 11th round WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Ricardo Vargas won a 10 round UD over Jhonny Gonzalez - Non Title.
1998, Harrah's Casino, Lake Charles, Louisiana:
Enrique Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Rafael Del Valle - Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1997, London, England:
Jacob Matlala won a 12 round SD over Mickey Cantwell - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Robin Reid KO'd Giovanni Pretorius in the 7th round - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Steve Collins TKO'd Frederic Seillier in the 5th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Tom Johnson in the 8th round - IBF & WBO Featherweight Title.

  On This Day: Feb 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Matt Skelton won a 10 round decision over Julius Francis to win the English Heavyweight Championship.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Lovemore N'Dou to win the Interim IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Oliver McCall in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBC Heavyweight Title. (Fight stopped when McCall suffered an apparent nervous breakdown).
1988, Staffordshire, England:
Frank Tate TKO'd Tony Sibson in the 10th round to Retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1934, Kansas City, Missouri:
Barney Ross won a 12 round UD over Pete Nebo to retain the World Jr. Welterweight Title.

  Weights From Philadelphia  
Donald Smith 128.4 vs. William Foster III 128
Nahir Albright 136 vs. Darnell Jiles 128.8
Rashiem Jefferson 126.8 vs. James Early 130
Sharif Rahman 154.8 vs. Gladimir Jacinto 156
Derrick Starling 267.8 vs. Jose Nunez 212

*Mark Dawson weighed in over the weight and did not come back to re-weigh, so his bout with Derrick Whitley was scratched

Venue 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: RDR Promotions


  Joel Diaz Says Brand New Yildirim
Can Shock The World On Feb. 27
 
Joel Diaz says his work with new charge Avni Yildirim will shock the world when he takes on WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens in Florida on Saturday February 27, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico).

Star trainer Diaz teamed up with Yildirim (21-2 12 KOs) late in October 2019 but due to the COVID pandemic, the showdown with Canelo will be their first fight together after 18 months of work, with Yildirim’s last action coming in February 2019 when he faced Anthony Dirrell for the vacant WBC strap in Minnesota.
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  Leigh Wood: "Reece Mould
Won't Hear The Final Bell"
 
Leigh Wood is predicting an early finish when he collides with Reece Mould for the vacant British Featherweight Title at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday February 13, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.

Nottingham’s Wood (23-2, 13 KOs) narrowly lost out to eventual MTK Golden Contract winner Jazza Dickens in February last year, but heads into his second attempt at capturing the prestigious Lord Lonsdale Challenge Belt with a new approach and full of confidence having linked up with trainer Ben Davison in recent months.
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  On This Day: Feb 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd Sebastian Rothman in the 9th round - IBO Cruiserweight Title.
Glen Johnson won a 12 round UD over Clinton Woods - Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Almaty, Kazakhstan:
Vassiliy Jirov KO'd Alex Gonzales in the 1st round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Sergiy Dzinziruk won an 8 round decision over Mike Algoet - Non Title.
Sam Peter KO'd Gueorgui Christov in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu TKO'd Victor Llerena in the 7th round - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba KO'd Maxim Pougatchev in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Washington, DC:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Robert Allen in the 7th round - IBF Middleweight Title
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Pedro Saiz - WBA Light Welterweight Title
1998, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round UD over Miguel Martinez - Vacant WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Shane Mosley TKO'd Demetrio Ceballos in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Reggie Johnson KO'd William Guthrie in the 5th round - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Esquiva Falcao & Elvis Rodriguez Added To
Berchelt vs. Valdez Undercard On Feb. 20
 
Brazilian middleweight contender Esquiva Falcao is coming back to America. After a pair of knockout wins last year in his home nation, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist will take on two-time world title challenger Artur Akavov in a 10-rounder Saturday, Feb. 20 from MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

In a junior welterweight special feature scheduled for eight or six rounds, knockout wizard Elvis “The Dominican Kid” Rodriguez will face Argentine veteran Luis Alberto Veron.
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  On This Day: Feb 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Tokyo, Japan:
Willie Jorrin and Osamu Sato fought to a 12 round draw, Jorrin retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Antonio Tarver KO'd John Williams in the 4th round.
1996, Osaka, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Raul Juarez to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1994, Berlin, Germany:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Panama City, Panama:
Leo Gamez TKO'd Juan Antonio Torres to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Darrin Van Horn won a 12 round UD over Robert Hines to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1943, Detroit, Michigan:
Jake LaMotta won a 10 round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson , Robinsons 1st career loss.

  Estrada: "Chocolatito Rematch
Will Be Better Than The First Fight"
 
Juan Francisco Estrada believes his upcoming rematch with Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez will be an even better fight than their first battle as the clash for the WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine World Super-Flyweight titles on Saturday March 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, live worldwide on DAZN and presented in association with Zanfer Promotions, Teiken Promotions and Latin Sports.

Estrada and Chocolatito first clashed in November 2012 in Los Angeles, with Chocolatito successfully defending his WBA Light-Flyweight title via unanimous decision, and now over eight years later, they will meet again.
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  Richie "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera
Finds A New Home In Orlando
 
It seems only appropriate that undefeated cruiserweight Richie "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera (18-0, 13 KOs) has found a new home in Orlando (FL), although his heart remains in his native Hartford (CT), since he followed his partner/head trainer Tony Blanco there nearly six months ago,

"I recently went to Universal Studios and it's definitely Popeye-friendly," the charismatic Rivera reported. "They had Popeye rides, souvenirs and novelties. I felt like it's my part of town."
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  On This Day: Feb 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Kendall Holt TKO'd David Diaz in the 8th round - Non Title.
Oscar Diaz won a 10 round UD over Al Gonzalez - Non Title.
Jacksonville, Florida:
Javier Jauregui won a 10 round UD over Cristian Favela - Non Title.
Librado Andrade TKO'd Nicolas Cervera in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2000, Tbilisi, Georgia:
Koba Gogoladze won a 10 round decision over David Turner - WBF International Lightweight Title.
Indio, California:
Antonio Diaz KO'd James Crayton in the 7th round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Israel Vazquez won a 10 round SD over Hector Velazquez - Non Title.
1999, Worley, Idaho:
Oleg Maskaev TKO'd Jeff Wooden in the 3rd round - PABA Heavyweight Title.
1995, Beziers, France:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Tony Marshall - Vacant NABF Light Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Makhmudov vs. Joyce Should
Happen In Dallas On
March 20
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian Arslanbek Makhmudov will probably defend his heavyweight NABF North American championship March 20th in Dallas, Texas, in facing apparently the British Joe Joyce. This fight should be confirmed in the next days or next weeks.

Makhmudov scored 11 KO or TKO in 11 pro bouts, and Joyce has also a perfect record of 12-0-0, 11 wins by KO or TKO. Joyce is ranked 11th contender by the WBO, and 12th by the IBF.
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  First 2021 Edition Of 3.2.1. Boxing
Returns On February 21
 
Thompson Boxing Promotions will return on Sunday, February 21, 2021, with the first edition of its popular series 3.2.1. Boxing, showcasing three action-packed fights. Undefeated welterweight Saul Bustos (13-0-1, 7 KOs), of Los Angeles, Ca, will return to the ring against Todd Manuel (18-17, 5 KOs), of New Orleans, LA, in an eight-round main event.
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  On This Day: Feb 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, The Tank, San Jose, California:
Montell Griffin won a 10 round UD over Sam Reese - Non Title.
Mia St John TKO'd Joy Irvin in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Club Level, Miami Beach, Florida:
Hector Camacho Jr. won a 12 round UD over Rocky Martinez - NABA Light Welterweight Title.
Hector Camacho won a 10 round UD over Troy Lowry.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Sharmba Mitchell in the 7th round - WBC and WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Elias Cruz in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1997, Anaheim, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Cedric Mingo in the 10th round - Vacant WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1996, Inglewood, California:
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Giovanni Andrade in the 2nd round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Kennedy McKinney in the 12th round - WBO Super
Bantamweight Title (an Un-Forgettable Fight).
1995, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Erik Morales KO'd Ricky Hernandez in the 1st round - WBC Mundo Hispano Super Bantamweight Title.

  Ra’eese Aleem Addresses
Super Bantamweight Champions
 
Fresh of his dominating performance against Victor Pasillas (16-1, 9 KOs) on SHOWTIME, Ra’eese “The Beast” Aleem (18-0, 12 KOs), is now ready to jump right into a fight with any of the current world champions at super bantamweight. Murodjon Akhmadaliev (IBF/ WBA), Luis Nery (WBC) Stephen Fulton (WBO), as well as Brandon Figueroa (WBA), are all fights that Aleem is targeting.
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  Ball Jr. Aims For Landmark Victory On April 17  
It’s not often a fighter gets an opportunity to face someone he grew up watching or, in some cases, even idolizing. Consider Kendrick Ball Jr. one of the fortunate few.

And while it may be a bit of an exaggeration to bill this as a "passing of the torch," the Worcester, MA, super middleweight prospect knows his April 17, 2021 showdown against former world title-holder Bryan Vera is the type of the fight that can get him noticed and move him one step closer to where he wants to be.
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  On This Day: Feb 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida:
Winky Wright TKO'd Jason Papillion in the 5th round - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Glen Kelly in the 7th round - WBC, WBA, IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Clifford Etienne TKO'd Gabe Brown in the 7th round - Non Title.
Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania:
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Nate Jones in the 3rd round - Vacant WBO NABO Heavyweight Title.
Randall Bailey KO'd Demetrio Ceballos in the 3rd round - Vacant WBA Light  Welterweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Carl Daniels in the 10th round - WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Title.
2001, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Jose Antonio Aguirre won a 12 round UD over Manny Melchor - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Jorge Arce TKO'd Juan Jose Beltran in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Columbus, Ohio:
Julio Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Julian Letterlough - WBO NABO Light Heavyweight Title. This was a Great Fight!!.
Jeff Lacy KO'd Jerald Lowe in the 1st round - Non Title.
1985, Panama City, Panama:
Eusebio Pedroza won a 15 round UD over Jorge Lujan - WBA Featherweight Title.

  Warrington: "I Can't Afford To Slip Up"  
Josh Warrington is all too aware that he can't afford to slip up against Mexico's Mauricio Lara at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday February 13 if he is to secure mega fights against the likes on Xu Can and Gary Russell later this year.

'The Leeds Warrior' (30-0, 7 KOs) makes his long-awaited return to the ring after a 16 month absence, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories, knowing that a win will pave way to the biggest year of his career to date.
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  King's Promotions Fighters
Post Emphatic Wins In Jan.
 
Over the last two weekends, fighters under the King's Promotions banner have impressed with major wins.

On January 23rd, undefeated super bantamweight Ra'eese Aleem won the WBA Interim Super Bantamweight title with a statement-making 11th round stoppage over previously undefeated Victor Pasillas.
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  On This Day: Feb 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Juan Diaz TKO'd John Bailey in the 7th round - Non Title.
Panchito Bojado TKO'd Frankie Santos in the 10th round - Non Title.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Jason Pires in the 9th round -Non Title.
Chad Dawson won a 6 round UD over Shannon Miller - Non Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Carlos Hernandez won a 8 round TD over David Santos - Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Cesar Bazan in the 11th round - Vacant WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Manuel Medina in the 7th round - Vacant IBF Featherweight Title.
2002, Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona:
Vassiliy Jirov won a 12 round UD over Jorge Fernando Castro - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1998, Seoul, Korea:
Yong Soo Choi won a 12 round SD over Lakva Sim - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Chula Vista, California:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Edgar Ayala in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Butler Loses By KO For Second Time In A Row; Akhmedov Remains Undefeated
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL —— The Montrealer Steven Butler suffered of his second consecutive loss by KO Friday night in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The Mexican Jose De Jesus Macias (27-10-3) beat Butler (28-3-1) by KO in the fifth round.

Butler started the fight on a good note, he did very well technically in the first four rounds, but Macias connected him with a solid right hand on the chin in the fifth round, Butler was clearly hurt. Macias followed with a solid left hook on the chin, and he scored a KO.
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  IBF Super Middleweight Champion Caleb Plant Defends Title With Victory Over Caleb Truax  
Undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant successfully defended his title with a masterful unanimous decision victory over former champion Caleb “Golden” Truax in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night on Saturday night from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

Using blazing hand speed, a stiff jab and punches from multiple angles, Plant battered Truax and kept him off balance over the course of the 12 rounds. It was a game effort from Truax, but Plant proved to be too much to handle. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Plant 120-108, a 12-round shutout.
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  On This Day: Jan 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Grande Synthe, France:
Tontcho Tontchev TKO'd Francky Leroy in the 5th round - Vacant WBU Lightweight Title.
Kiev, Ukraine:
Vladimir Virchis KO'd Balu Sauer in the 8th round - IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona:
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Peter Frissina in the 2nd round - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Hercules Kyvelos in the 2nd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
1998, Tampa, Florida:
Robert Allen TKO'd Lloyd Bryan in the 3rd round - NABA Middleweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Tony Tucker in the 11th round - NABF Heavyweight Title.
William Joppy won a 12 round UD over Julio Cesar Green - WBA Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Hasim Rahman won a 12 round UD over Jesse Ferguson - USBA Heavyweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Simon Brown in the 6th round - IBF Middleweight Title.
David Reid won an 8 round UD over Robert Frazier - Non Title.

  Weights From Los Angeles - FOX  
Caleb Plant 167.8 vs. Caleb Truax
Michael Coffie 270.2 vs. Darmani Rock 261
Joey Spencer 158 vs. Isiah Seldon 156.6
Fernando Molina 136.4 vs. James DeHerrera 137
Rances Barthelemy 142.8 vs. All Rivera 143.2
Atif Oberlton 177.4 vs. Nathan Sharp 177.6
Brandyn Lynch 158.2 vs. Marcos Hernandez 160
Daniel Garcia 131.4 vs. Jose Delgado 130

Venue: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, Ca.
Promoter: TGB Promotions - Tom Brown


  On This Day: Jan 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Seoul, Korea:
In Jin Chi won a 12 round UD over Tommy Browne - WBC Featherweight Title.
2004, Dagenham, England:
Howard Eastman won a 12 round UD over Sergey Tatevosyan - European (EBU) Middleweight Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Dmitry Adamivich in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2003, Miami, Florida:
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Lionel Ortiz in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Seoul, Korea:
Yo Sam Choi KO'd Saman Sorjaturong in the 7th round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
2000, Fukuoka, Japan:
Freddie Norwood KO'd Takashi Koshimoto in the 9th round - WBA Featherweight Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round Decision over Jose Luis Noyola - NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Kassim Ouma won a 6 round decision over Emiliano Valdez - Non Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Grant TKO'd Ahmed Abdin in the 10th round - Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.

  Adam Lopez vs. Jason Sanchez & Jared Anderson vs. Kingsley Ibeh On Smith vs. Vlasov Undercard Feb. 13  
Featherweight action star Adam “BluNose” Lopez and Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez are ready for a phone booth battle. Lopez will defend his NABF belt in a 10-rounder against Sanchez Saturday, Feb. 13, on the undercard of the vacant WBO light heavyweight world title bout between Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
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  Weights From Hollywood, Florida - PPV  
Bermane Stiverne 267.4 vs. Trevor Bryan 267.6
DeShon Webster 198.2 vs. Johnnie Langston 199.4
Joahnys Argilagos 117 vs. Ernie Marquez 112.8

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Promoter: Don King Productions


  Mould: "Wood's Career Is Over When I Beat Him"  
Reece Mould has warned Leigh Wood that his career will be over if he loses their clash for the vacant British Featherweight Title on the Josh Warrington vs. Mauricio Lara undercard on Saturday February 13, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.

The undefeated Doncaster man (13-0, 6 KOs) claimed the English Featherweight crown by knocking down Sean Davis four times in four rounds at the Doncaster Racecourse in June 2019 before becoming mandatory challenger for the British Title recently vacated by long-reigning holder Ryan Walsh.
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  On This Day: Jan 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Manchester, England:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over David Starie to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Julius Francis in the 2nd round.
Rickey Hatton TKO'd Leonocio Garces.
Sachsenarena, Riesa, Germany:
Markus Beyer KO'd Leif Keiska in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1999, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo won a 12 round MD over Keith Mullings to win the WBC Light Middleweight title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round UD over Hector Camacho to retain the IBF Welterweight title.
Simon Brown won a 12 round MD over Troy Waters to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Frankie Randall won a 12 round SD over Julio Cesar Chavez to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title. Chavez first career loss, this loss brings his record to (90-1-1).
Cardiff, Wales:
Leeonzer Barber TKO'd Nicky Piper in the 9th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Peter Buckley in the 4th round.

  Vergil Ortiz Jr. & Maurice Hooker To Fight In Huge Matchup Between Dallas, TX Natives Mar. 20  
A hometown battle between two Dallas, Texas natives will take place on March 20 as Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and former world champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) clash in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO International Welterweight Title. The bout will headline a card that includes the Unites States debut of heavyweight monster Arslanbek “Lion” Makhmudov and a world title clash between Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz and Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada.
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  Scardina Clashes With Nunez At The
Top Of Title-Packed Feb. 26 Show
 
Daniele Scardina will face Cesar Nunez for the vacant European Union Super-Middleweight Title at the top of a stacked night of Italian boxing at the Allianz Cloud in Milan on Friday February 26, live on DAZN.

Scardina (18-0, 14 KOs) makes his long-awaited return to the ring following a frustrating 2020 in which he didn’t fight due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and ‘King Toretto’ will be looking to pick up where he left off as he strives towards world honours.
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  How Joe Smith Jr. Is Sharpening His Skills
Ahead Of His Feb. 13 WBO World Title Bout
 
JOE "THE BEAST" SMITH JR. had a spectacular 2020, consecutively dominating two #1 world rated light heavyweight challengers on ESPN in Jesse Hart and Eleider Alvarez, and was nominated as the BWAA 2020 Fighter of the Year. Now the #1 world rated light heavyweight, Smith Jr. (Long Island, NY 26-3 21KO's) is working hard again in his native Long Island hometown preparing for his WBO World Championship title bout against Russian veteran MAXIM VLASOV (Samara, Russia 45-3 26KO's).
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  On This Day: Jan 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1996, Kanchanaburi, Thailand:
Nana Konadu TKO'd Veeraphol Sahaprom in the 2nd round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
In 1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round UD over Manuel Medina to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
While at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas they had such a card:
Gabe Ruelas TKO'd Freddie Libratore in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Jake Rodriguez in the 6th round to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Rafael Ruelas TKO'd Billy Schwer in the 8th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
John-John Molina TKO'd Lupe Suarez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  On This Day: Jan 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Brasilia, Brazil:
Acelino Freitas KO'd Orlando Soto in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight title.
York Hall in London, England:
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over George Arias to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Munich, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Orlin Norris in the 1st round to win the WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Istvan Kovacs TKO'd Antonio Diaz in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBO Featherweight Title.
1996, Phoenix, Arizona:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Steve Frank in the 1st round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Jorge Luis Vado to retain the WBC and IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Eloy Rojas won a 12 round UD over Miguel Arrozal to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1992, Inglewood, California:
Chiquita Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Domingo Sosa to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.

  Martinez Faces Arroyo On Canelo vs. Yildirim Undercard Feb. 27  
Julio Cesar Martinez will defend his WBC World Flyweight title against McWilliams Arroyo as the chief support to Canelo Alvarez’s defense of his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles on Saturday February 27 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico).
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  Chris Kongo vs. Michael McKinson Added To
Povetkin vs. Whyte II Undercard Mar. 6
 
Undefeated Welterweights Chris Kongo and Michael McKinson will collide for the WBO Global Title on the undercard of Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte 2 on Saturday March 6, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland.

Bermondsey’s Kongo clinically dispatched Luther Clay in nine rounds to win the WBO ranking Title at Fight Camp last summer, taking full advantage oh his first opportunity of the big stage to extend his unbeaten record to 12-0 with seven knockouts.
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  Kendrick Ball Jr. vs. Bryan Vera Highlight Granite Chin Promotions Doubleheader Apr. 17 In Derry, NH  
Granite Chin Promotions will kick-off 2021 with a day-night doubleheader April 17, highlighted by a vacant World Boxing Council USNBC (U.S.) Silver super middleweight title fight between former New England middleweight champion Kendrick "Peppa" Ball, Jr. and veteran Texas fighter Bryan Vera, at New England Sports Center in Derry, New Hampshire.
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  On This Day: Jan 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Schermerhorn, Netherlands:
Raymond Joval won a 12 round UD over Francisco Mora - IBO Middleweight Title.
2002, New York, New York:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Shane Mosley - WBC Welterweight Title.
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Terron Millett in the 4th round - Non Title.
2001, Rosemont, Illinois:
Teddy Reid won a 10 round UD over Jesus Valverde - Non Title.
JC Candelo TKO'd Ron Johnson in the 4th round - Non Title.
1996, Brighton, England:
Justin Juuko TKO'd Jackie Gunguluza in the 7th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Featherweight Title.
Corrie Sanders KO'd Keith Fletcher in the 4th round - Non Title.
Dolton, Illinois:
Montell Griffin KO'd William Clayton in the 1st round - Non Title.
Revere, Massachusetts:
Micky Ward TKO'd Alberto Alicea in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Scott Pemberton TKO'd Tony Rivera in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Sullivan Barrera Is Dropping Down To 168,
Wants To Fight The Big Names
 
Light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera had a very frustrating 2020 campaign.

He spent most of the year training for a showdown against Sergey Kovalev that failed to materialize because of the coronavirus pandemic and other factors. With Kovalev having since failed a test for PEDs, that fight won’t be a possibility anytime soon.
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  Undefeated Jamaine Ortiz Made His Bones
In The Amateur Ranks vs. Edgar Berlanga,
Teofimo Lopez & Jaron Ennis
 
Success in amateur boxing doesn't necessarily insure a great professional career. Some fighters are much more suited to be better pros than amateurs, most often power punchers, but it's usually clear early on if a fighter is especially skilled or not.

Undefeated lightweight prospect Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (14-0, 8 KOs), fighting out of Worcester, MA, displayed his tremendous gifts in the amateurs against some of today's most talented, young boxers.
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  On This Day: Jan 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Temecula, California:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Vernon Forrest in the 3rd round - WBC & WBA Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor won a 10 round UD over Nate Campbell - Non Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Sharmba Mitchell TKO'd Carlos Vilches in the 4th round - Non Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Michael Davis in the 5th round - Non Title.
2002, Rosemont, Illinois:
Ben Tackie TKO'd Teddy Reid in the 5th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Antonio Tarver won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson- NABF, USBA Light Heavyweight Titles, IBF Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Laughlin, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Juan Macias in the 8th round - Non Title.
1997, Stuttgart, Germany:
Hacine Cherifi won a 12 round Decision over Branko Sobot - European (EBU) Middleweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Mike Acklie in the 1st round - Non Title.
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Troy Weida in the 3rd round - Non Title.

  Stephen Fulton Jr. Captures First World Title
In Action-Packed Battle Against Angelo Leo
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

In the long-awaited battle between unbeaten junior featherweights, Stephen “Cool Boy” Fulton Jr., captured his first world title via unanimous decision over Angelo Leo in the main event of 2021’s inaugural SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  On This Day: Jan 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti won a 12 round UD over Gianluca Branco - Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Humberto Aranda in the 5th round - Non Title.
Francisco Bojado won a 10 round UD over Emmanuel Clottey - Non Title.
2003, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England:
Clinton Woods TKO'd Sergio Baez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Lvov, Ukraine:
Andreas Kotelnik won a 12 round UD over Fabrice Colombel - Vacant WBA International Light Welterweight Title.
Commerce, California:
Julio Gonzalez won a 10 round MD over Glen Johnson - Non Title.
1998, Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Branko Sobot in the 3rd round - WBO Super Middleweight
Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Pernell Whitaker TKO'd Diosbelys Hurtado in the 11th round - WBC Welterweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd John Scalzi in the 1st round - Non Title.
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Mike Rios in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Weights From Mohegan Sun - SHOWTIME  
Angelo Leo 121.4 vs. Stephen Fulton Jr. 122
(WBO Jr. Featherweight Title)
Vic Pasillas 122 vs. Raeese Aleem 121.6
Rolando Romero 134.2 vs. Avery Sparrow 136*

Note: Romero was originally scheduled to defend his interim lightweight title against Justin Pauldo, who exceeded the 135-pound limit. Avery Sparrow will take Pauldo’s place in the bout. Romero’s title will not be on the line.

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions


  Super Featherweight Slugger Aram Avagyan
Willing To Rematch Jose Nunez Under Different Circumstances Than Controversial First Fight
 
A bitterly disappointed Aram Avagyan says he’s willing to do a rematch of his exciting showdown with Jose “Magnifico” Nunez, but this time things have to be a bit different.

The two undefeated super featherweights, Avagyan (10-0-2, 4 KOs) and Nunez (11-0-2, 4 KOs), fought to a fan-friendly eight-round majority draw this week, in the co-main event of Wednesday night’s edition of ShoBox: The New Generation from Mohegan Sun Arena.
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  Mccaskill vs. Braekhus II & Kyoguchi vs. Vega
Added To Estrada vs. Chocolatito Card On Mar. 13
 
McCaskill (9-2 3 KOs) ripped the belts from the Norwegian star on the streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma in August, snapping the long-standing unbeaten via majority decision and becoming a two-weight World champion in just her 11th pro fight in the process.

Brækhus (36-1 9 KOs) was denied a record-breaking night with McCaskill preventing her from recording her 25th consecutive successful World title defense, but she activated the rematch clause and will now go for revenge in the Lone Star state against the Chicagoan – but the champion was succinct in her belief that the belts will remain hers.
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  Caleb Plant vs. Caleb Truax Teleconference Quotes  
Undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant and former world champion Caleb “Golden” Truax previewed their world title showdown on a media conference call Thursday before they headline FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes, Saturday, January 30 from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
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  Rungvisai Returns Against Sithmorseng On Mar. 12  
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (49-5-1, 42 KOs), the former two-time WBC World Champion and Lineal Super-Flyweight World Champion from Thailand, is set to get back into the ring on March 13 (in Thailand) against former World Champion and current Thai Super-Flyweight champion - Kwanthai Sithmorseng [aka Ekkawit Songnui] (50-7-1, 27 KOs). The fight will be the main event of the WP Boxing series, the leading boxing program in Southeast Asia. The show will be live on DAZN globally (excluding Thailand) on March 12 in the US, 2021, 9.30 pm ET/ 6.30 pm PT.
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  On This Day: Jan 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Peter Manfredo Jr. KO'd Sherwin Davis in the 6th round - Vacant WBO NABO Light Middleweight Title.
Scott Pemberton TKO'd Omar Sheika in the 10th round of a Barn Burner - NABF Super Middleweight Title.
Expo Center, Kansas City, Missouri:
Martin Castillo won a 12 round UD over Roger Galicia - WBA Super Flyweight Title Eliminator.
Kelly Pavlik won an 8 round UD over Anthony Ivory - Non Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Tony Menefee in the 5th round - Non Title.
1998, Sons Of Italy, Lake Worth, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won an 8 round UD over Javier Diaz - Non Title.
Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi:
Verno Phillips KO'd Julian Jackson in the 9th round - WBU Light Middleweight Title.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Jason Nicholson in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Canelo Defends Super-Middleweight Titles
Against Yildirim In Miami On Feb. 27
 
Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez will defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles against Avni Yidirim on Saturday February 27 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live on DAZN in over 200 countries and territories (excluding Mexico) or on cable/satellite pay-per-view in the U.S. and Canada.

Canelo (54-1-2 36 KOs) cemented himself as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world and the top dog in the 168lb division with a dominant win over previously unbeaten Briton Callum Smith in San Antonio, Texas in December with the WBA, vacant WBC and Ring Magazine belts on the line in front of a sold-out socially distanced crowd in the Lone Star state.
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  Warrington Vacates IBF Belt  
Josh Warrington has today vacated his IBF World Title after the IBF refused to sanction his proposed unification fight in April.

Earlier this month, the proposed mega fight with Xu Can was delayed with a new working date of April 24. Matchroom will now look to finalise that fight or make a giant match up with WBC king Gary Russell. Both the Can and Russell fights would be for the coveted Ring Magazine belt.
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  Artur Beterbiev Set For Return
Against Adam Deines On Mar. 20
 
The wait is over. WBC/IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) will fight top contender Adam Deines in a special Russian homecoming Saturday, March 20 at Megasport Arena in Moscow.

Beterbiev represented Russia at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and moved to Montreal to begin his pro career in 2013. Nearly eight years after turning pro, he will fight in Russia for the first time, and for the first time since unifying world titles in October 2019 with a scintillating 10th-round knockout over Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
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  Gilberto Ramirez Targets Canelo Alvarez
For Future Mega-Showdown
 
If 29-year-old Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), arguably already one of the top 25 Mexican fighters of all-time, has his way as he enters his prime years, he will eventually have a mega-showdown with fellow countryman Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (54-2-32, 36 KOs) before making their way to the Hall of Fame.

"Anything is possible, and it'll be great for fans if a fight for me against 'Canelo' happens," Ramirez said. "With two Mexicans in the ring, you know it'll be a war from round one. We'll see what happens in the future."
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  Two In-House Battles Head To Fantasy Springs On Stacked Undercard Of Diaz Jr. vs. Rakhimov Feb. 13  
Two exciting in-house battles between some of Golden Boy’s best talent will head toFantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on the undercard of Diaz vs. Rakhimov as Ronny Rios (32-3, 16 KOs) and Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (19-2-2, 7 KOs) face off in a super bantamweight battle and Jason Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs) and Shane Mosley Jr. (16-3, 9 KOs) fight for the NABO Middleweight Title.
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  On This Day: Jan 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Alma Alta, Kazakhstan:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Juan Ramon Medina to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Eammon Loughran won a 12 round UD over Alessandro Duran to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
John-John Molina TKO’d Floyd Havard in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1990, Inglewood, California:
Raul Perez won a 12 round UD over Gaby Canizales to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1973, Kingston, Jamaica:
George Foreman TKO’d Joe Frazier in the 2nd round to win the WBA and WBC Heavyweight Titles. Frazier was down three times in both rounds, this was the 1973 Fight of the Year, and it was here that Howard Cosell made famous the words “Down goes Frazier. Down goes Frazier”, I can still hear him saying it.

  Mykquan Williams Remains Undefeated With Unanimous Decision Victory Over Yeis Solano  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Rising undefeated super lightweight prospect Mykquan Williams earned a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Yeis Solano in the main event of Wednesday night’s edition of ShoBox: The New Generation from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in an event presented by Sampson Boxing and Paco Presents Boxing. The event marked the beginning of ShoBox’s 20th anniversary year as the premier boxing series aimed at developing prospects into contenders and world champions.
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  On This Day: Jan 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Fountain Leisure Centre, London, Brentford, England:
David Haye TKO'd Garry Delaney in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico:
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. TKO'd Jose Cruz in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut:
David Estrada TKO'd Chris Smith in the 11th round - IBF Welterweight Eliminator.
Emanuel Augustus TKO'd Dillon Carew in the 8th round - Non Title.
Sechew Powell won a 8 round UD over Patrick Thompson - Non Title.
Raymond Joval TKO'd Rodrigues Moungo in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Reliant Center, Houston, Texas:
Juan Diaz TKO'd Billy Irwin in the 9th round - WBA Lightweight Title.
Calvin Brock TKO'd Cliff Etienne in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Raul Martinez TKO'd Len Martinez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Bridgend Leisure Centre, Bridgend, Wales:
Enzo Maccarinelli TKO'd Rich LaMontage in the 4th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
1997, Bristol, England:
Glenn Catley TKO'd George Bocco in the 4th round - WBC International Middleweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Carlos Christie in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Five Unbeaten Fighters Take Center Stage
In ShoBox Quadrupleheader Feb. 17
 
Exciting welterweight prospect Janelson Figueroa Bocachica will meet fellow undefeated Mark Reyes, Jr., in a ShoBox: The New Generation main event bout Wednesday, February 17 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Bocachica vs. Reyes headlines a four-fight card featuring eight compelling prospects with a combined record of 119-4-1, five of whom are undefeated.
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  Weights From Mohegan Sun - ShoBox  
Yeis Solano 139.5 vs. Mykquan Williams 139.5
Jose Nunez 127.25 vs. Aram Avagyan 128
Martino Jules 126.25 vs. Pedro Marquez 126.25

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: Sampson Boxing and Paco Presents Boxing


  David O. Morrell Jr. Named WBA Regular
Super Middleweight World Champion
 
Undefeated David O. Morrell Jr. has been elevated to WBA Regular Super Middleweight World Champion.

That distinction was made today by WBA President Gilberto Mendoza.

Morrell, 23 of Santa Clara, Cuba, and now residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota won the interim title on August 8, 2020 with a 12-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Lennox Allen.
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  On This Day: Jan 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Park Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas:
Travis Walker KO'd Michael Hamilton in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Chris Henry KO'd Paul Foret in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Diego Corrales in the 10th round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Cesar Bazan in the 6th round - WBC Lightweight Title.
1998, Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas:
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Joel Perez - NABF Lightweight Title.
Diosbelys Hurtado KO'd Aaron Zarate in the 1st round - Non Title.
Golden Johnson won a 6 round UD over Cesar Delgado - Non Title.
1996, Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Hugo Pineda in the 11th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Unbeaten IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb Plant Battles Caleb Truax Jan. 30 In LA  
Unbeaten IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant will defend his title against former champion Caleb “Golden” Truax in the FOX PBC Fight Night main event and on FOX Deportes Saturday, January 30 from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

A rising superstar who first captured his 168-pound world title in January 2019, Plant makes his third world title defense live in primetime once again as he is opposed by the crafty veteran Truax, whose own super middleweight glory came in 2017 when he traveled overseas to dethrone James DeGale for the IBF belt. In the co-feature Michael Coffie and Darmani Rock clash in a 10-round battle of unbeaten heavyweights. Super welterweight sensation Joey Spencer takes on Isiah Seldon in an eight rounder to open the telecast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
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  Claressa Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire Undisputed Super Welterweight Championship Headlines Mar. 5  
In the 10-round main event of “SUPERWOMEN,’ an herstoric night of live, all-female pay-per-view boxing (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) celebrating women’s sports and dedicated to International Women’s Day 2021, undefeated three-division world champion Claressa Shields will attempt to become the first boxer in the four-belt era to become an undisputed world champion in two weight divisions when she faces unbeaten IBF Super Welterweight Champion Marie-Eve Dicaire in a 154-pound unification bout between the #1 and #2 junior middleweights in the world. Presented by Salita Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel, the pay-per-view telecast will be available at a suggested retail price of just $29.95 and will be distributed by InDemand to all major cable, satellite and telco outlets and livestreamed by FITE TV through the www.FITE.tv portal. ‘SUPERWOMEN’ will be held on Friday, March 5, from the Dort Financial Center in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Michigan.
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  On This Day: Jan 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia:
Anthony Mundine TKO'd Yoshinori Nishizawi in the 5th round - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
2003, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Mohamad Abdulaev TKO'd Phillip Holiday in the 4th round - Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 6th round - WBC, WBA, IBF Light Welterweight Title.
2002, London, England:
Julio Pablo Chacon won a 12 round SD over Victor Polo - WBO Featherweight Title.
Wayne Alexander TKO'd Paolo Pizzamiglio in the 3rd round - Vacant European (EBU) Light Middleweight Title.
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Eduardo Alvarez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Rosendo Alvarez TKO'd Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan in the 12th round - WBA Light Flyweight Title.
DeMarcus Corley won a 12 round UD over Ener Julio - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
2001, Sacramento, California:
Willie Jorin won a 12 round UD over Oscar Larrios - WBC Super Bantamweight Title * The 3 Judges Mr. Morita, Mr.Rozadilla, and Mr. Minton were watching a Fight in Los Angeles Apparently.

  Vargas Travels Across The Pond To
Battle Top Prospect Benn On Apr. 10
 
One of boxing’s true road warriors will travel across the pond on April 10, as Samuel Vargas returns to the ring against top welterweight prospect Conor Benn.

The bout will headline a card aired by DAZN in Canada and the United States, and on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
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  One-Two Punch Advanced To Jan. 29  
The next edition of the COMMANDO formula presented live on Punching Grace featuring Steven Butler and Sadriddin Akhmedov will be one day earlier than initially planned. This exciting boxing card will therefore take place on January 29 as of 7:30 p.m. Boxing fans will have to wait a day less before seeing the great return of Steven "Bang Bang" Butler (28-2-1, 24 KOs) against Jose de Jesus Macias (27-10-3, 13 K.-O.). They will battle it out for the WBC Francophone, NABF and NABA middleweight titles in a battle that promises to be fierce given the aggressive style of the two boxers. Macias is a warrior from Mexico who is known to be a spoiler. Quebec boxing fans remember him as the last to defeat Francis "The people's champ" Lafrenière (20-7-2, 11 KOs) and as the one who brought a hell of a fight to Mikael Zewski. (34-2-0, 23 K.-O.).
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  On This Day: Jan 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico:
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Roy Doliguez in the 2nd round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Hugo Cazares TKO'd Eric Jamili in the 3rd round - WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Otililo Villareal in the 9th round - Non Title.
2002, Raleigh, North Carolina:
David Telesco won a 10 round UD over Julian Letterlough - Non Title.
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd Ed White in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California:
Mike Anchondo KO'd Osvaldo Valenzuela in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade KO'd Sheridan Page in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mauricio Pastrana won a 12 round SD over Michael Carbajal - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Miguel Angel Gonzalez - WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Jerry Cooper in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Weights From Chester, PA  
Dylan Price 118.2 - Samuel Gutierrez 117.4
Shinard Bunch 144.1 - Diemerci Nzau 149.1
Nafear Charles 140.5 - Latorie Woodberry 140.5
Joshua Jones 145.8 - David Veras Pena 146.4

Promoter: RDR Promotions
Venue: Elevations Event Center is located at 51 9th Street in Chester, PA


  Ra’eese Aleem Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated 122-pound prospect Ra’eese Aleem previewed his upcoming showdown against fellow unbeaten Victor Pasillas before they battle for the interim WBA super bantamweight title Saturday, January 23 live on SHOWTIME® in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
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  On This Day: Jan 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany:
Zsolt Erdei won a 12 round UD over Julio Gonzalez - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida:
Ramon Garbey won a 12 round UD over Jermell Barnes - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title.
Davarryl Williamson TKO'd Kendrick Releford in the 9th round - Non Title.
Michael Moorer TKO'd Jose Da Silva in the 7th round - Non Title.
1998, Sport und Erholungszentrum, Berlin, Friedrichshain, Germany:
Oktay Urkal TKO'd Craig Houk in the 3rd round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey;
Michael Grant TKO'd David Izon in the 5th round - IBC Heavyweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Steve Valdez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Boyer Chew in the 7th round - Non Title.

  Sergey Kovalev vs. Bektemir Melikuziev Cancelled  
The Kovalev vs. Melikuziev boxing event scheduled for Jan. 30 has been cancelled following a positive test for a banned substance on behalf of Sergey Kovalev through the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

Upon learning of Kovalev’s adverse finding, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) determined that they must cancel the event.

While we are crushed for “The Bully” (Melikuziev), we know that he will nevertheless have a tremendous year in 2021. We look forward to our next scheduled boxing event on Feb. 13.


  Matchroom Announce Action-Packed
Start To UK 2021 Schedule
 
Eddie Hearn and Matchroom are delighted to announce details of their upcoming UK schedule following the British Boxing Board of Control’s confirmation earlier this week that Boxing tournaments under its jurisdiction will resume in the middle of February. All of the action will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories, with Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte 2 shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland.
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  On This Day: Jan 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Koba Gogoladze TKO'd Juan Garza in the 2nd round - Vacant IBA Continental Lightweight Title.
Matt Vanda won a 10 round SD over Sam Garr - Non Title.
Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas:
Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO'd Jesus Perez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Roberto Lopez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2003, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Navarro KO'd Carlos Madrigal in the 2nd round - Vacant WBO NABO Super Flyweight Title.
Oscar Larrios won a 10 round UD over Marcos Licona - Non Title.
1999, Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales:
Glen Kelley TKO'd John "The Beast" Mugabi in the 8th round - IBF Pan Pacific Light Heavyweight Title. (Mugabi's last bout)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Zab Judah KO'd Wilfredo Negron in the 4th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title (Interim).
Roberto Garcia won a 12 round UD over Juan Molina - IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Lance Whitaker TKO'd Alex Stewart in the 7th round - Non Title.
Mike Tyson KO'd Francois Botha in the 5th round - Non Title.
Fres Oquendo won a 6 round UD over Duncan Dokiwari - Non Title.

  Victor Pasillas Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated 122-pound prospect Victor Pasillas shared insight into his training camp and more as he prepares to take on fellow unbeaten Ra’eese Aleem for the interim WBA super bantamweight title Saturday, January 23 live on SHOWTIME® in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
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  41-0 Gilberto Ramirez All In For WBC Interim World Light Heavyweight Clash With Marcus Browne  
The first super middleweight world champion of Mexican decent, undefeated Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) is all in for a potential World Boxing Council (WBC) Interim light heavyweight World title fight against 2012 U.S. Olympian "Sir" Marcus Browne (23-1, 16 KOs).

The WBC ordered Ramirez vs. Browne this past Monday because reigning WBC light heavyweight World champion Artur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) hasn't defended his title since capturing it October 18, 2019, due to getting COVID-19 during training camp, as well as for other pandemic related restrictions. Beterbiev is also the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight World champion.
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  On This Day: Jan 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Doncaster, England:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Barry Jones in the 8th round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
New York:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over David Telesco to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, NJ.:
Doug DeWitt TKO’d Matthew Hilton in the 11th round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
George Foreman KO’d Gerry Cooney in the 2nd round.
Ray Mercer TKO’d Wesley Watson in the 5th round.
1989, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy KO’d Tae-Il Chang in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.

  Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Jayson Velez Co-Feature
To Miguel Berchelt vs. Oscar Valdez On Feb. 20
 
Undefeated super featherweight standout Gabriel Flores Jr. will fight former world title challenger Jayson Velez in a 10-round tilt Saturday, Feb. 20, as the co-feature to the highly anticipated all-Mexican showdown between WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt and former featherweight kingpin Oscar Valdez.
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  Angelo Leo vs. Stephen Fulton Jr.
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
WBO Junior Featherweight World Champion Angelo Leo and unbeaten rising star Stephen “Cool Boy” Fulton Jr. previewed their long-awaited championship showdown during a virtual press conference Wednesday as they prepare to battle live on SHOWTIME Saturday, January 23 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
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  On This Day: Jan 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY 1996, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vinny Pazienza won a 12 round UD over Roberto Duran.
1989, Auburn Hills, Michigan:
Michael Moorer TKO'd Victor Claudio in the 2nd round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Arthel Lawhorne won a 10 round UD over James Tillis - Non Title.
Frankie Liles won a 6 round UD over Eric Cole in his 3rd pro fight.
1984, Reno, Nevada:
Ray Mancini TKO'd Bobby Chacon in the 3rd round - WBA Lightweight Title.
1978, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad Sr. won a 12 round decision over Fernando Rivera - Puerto Rican Featherweight Title.
1944, Portland, Oregon:
Henry Armstrong TKO'd Aldo Spoldi in the 3rd Round - Non Title.
Detroit, Michigan:
Jake LaMotta won a 10 Round UD over Fritzie Zivic - Non Title.
1921, New York City, New York:
Benny Leonard TKO'd Richie Mitchell in the 6th round - World Lightweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Al Bernstein Interview: Discussing His
Unplugged Show With Christy Martin & More
 
By William Trillo
It is always a pleasure to have the opportunity to talk with one of boxing’s all-time best commentators, Al Bernstein. Anyone who follows boxing is keenly aware Bernstein’s insight on the Manly Art of Self Defense is second to none. When I heard that Al’s next Unplugged episode would be with Boxing Hall of Famer and former World Champion Christy Martin, I knew this was something I wanted to speak to him about and to let our readers know to check this one out. It’s a can’t miss interview.
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  WBO Junior Featherweight World Champion Angelo Leo Takes On Unbeaten Stephen Fulton Jr. Jan. 23  
In the long-awaited battle between undefeated rising junior featherweight stars, WBO 122-pound World Champion Angelo Leo meets Stephen “Cool Boy” Fulton Jr., in the main event of the first SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast of 2021 Saturday, January 23 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Pulev vs. Meroro & Class vs. Mwale Co-Headline Globally Broadcast Event On Jan. 29  
With the distinct lack of televised boxing events for fans of the pugilistic arts to watch in January 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Botswana based Global Boxing Stars and the Jackson Group have entered into an agreement with United Kingdom based Go Sports & Entertainment, for the world-wide broadcast distribution for a series of International Championship Boxing Events in Tanzania throughout 2021.
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  On This Day: Jan 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Tokyo, Japan:
Sirimongkol Singwangcha won a 12 round UD over Yong Soo Choi - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
2001, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Zab Judah TKO'd Reggie Green in the 10th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1996, St Etienne, France:
Fabrice Tiozzo won a 12 Round UD over Eric Lucas - WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
The Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Lito Torrejos in the 5th round - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Carlos Murillo won a 12 round UD over Hi Yong Choi - WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Nate Miller TKO'd Reinaldo Gimenez in the 5th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Juan Martin Coggi won a 5 round TD over Frankie Randall - WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Obed Sullivan TKO'd Terry Davis in the 5th round - IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
David Tua TKO'd Bruce Bellocchi in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  On This Day: Jan 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Angel Hernandez won a 12 round UD over JC Candelo - Vacant NABF Light Middleweight Title.
Acelino Freitas won a 12 round UD over Joel Casamayor - WBA & WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Wayne McCullough KO'd Alvin Brown in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Madison Square Garden, New York:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Merqui Sosa in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Tim Witherspoon won a 10 round UD over Al Cole - Non Title.
Michael Grant won a 6 round UD over Bradley Rone - Non Title.
Derrick Gainer TKO'd James Crayton on the 10th round - Non Title.
Lou Savarese TKO'd Lyle McDowell in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1993, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Juan Martin Coggi TKO'd Morris East in the 8th round - WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Madison Square Garden, New York:
Buddy McGirt won a 12 round UD over Genaro Leon - WBC Welterweight Title.
Kevin Kelley TKO'd Peter Nieves in the 6th round - Non Title.

  On This Day: Jan 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Bandung, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Kongthawat Singwangcha in the 8th round - PABA Featherweight Title.
Cagus, Puerto Rico:
Eric Morel won a 10 round UD over Alex Baba - Super Flyweights.
Ivan Calderon won an 8 round UD over Mike Thomas - Light  Flyweight.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Joshua Smith in the 2nd round - Light Welterweight.
Thanyaburi, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Sergio Perez - WBC Bantamweight Title
1997, London, England:
Paul Ingle KO'd Colin McMillan in the 8th round - British Featherweight
Title
Boston, Massachusetts:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 12 round SD over Wayne McCullough - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Romallis Ellis won a 10 round SD over Vince Phillips - Non Title.
Nashville, Tennessee:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Kevin Lueshing in the 3rd round - IBF Welterweight Title.
Henry Akinwande won a 12 round UD over Scott Welch - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Khalid Rahilou TKO'd Frankie Randall in the 11th round - WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Nick Rupa in the 10th round WBC & IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  On This Day: Jan 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Tokyo, Japan:
Eagle Kyowa won a 12 round UD over Jose Antonio Aguirre - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Mexico City, Mexico:
Jorge Arce KO'd Joma Gamboa in the 2nd round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
2003, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Dante Paulino in the 8th round PABA Featherweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Brian Viloria won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Moreno - NABF Flyweight Title.
DaVarryl Williamson won a 10 round UD over Robert Wiggins - Non Title.
Sechew Powell TKO'd Bill Tipton in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Seoul, South Korea:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round MD over Joel Luna Zarate - WBC Super Flyweight Title
In Jin Chi TKO'd Sammy Surdilla in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1993, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Freddy Pendleton won a 12 round UD over Tracy Spann - Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.

  On This Day: Jan 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Nate Campbell won a 12 round UD over Daniel Attah - IBF Super Featherweight Eliminator.
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Alex Rios in the 1st round - Non Title.
Serguei Lyakhovich TKO'd Ron Guerrero in the 1st round - Non Title.
Elvin Ayala won a 4 round UD over Keith Sonley - Non Title.
Sechew Powell TKO'd James Johnson in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Pensacola, Florida:
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round UD over Harold Warren - USBA Super Featherweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Richard Frazier in the 2nd Round WBC and WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Shane Mosley KO'd Golden Johnson in the 7th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Brian Barbosa won a 12 round UD over Kevin Tillman - WBO NABO Middleweight Title.
1998, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Hector Arroyo in the 5th round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Biko Botowamungu in the 5th round - Non Title.

  On This Day: Jan 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Jorge Eliecer Julio to win the WBO Bantamweight Title.
Omar Sheika won an 8 round UD over Simon Brown.
Danny Romero KO’d Rudolfo Blanco in the 1st round.
Francois Botha TKO’d Steve Pannell in the 1st round.
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Vinny Pazienza TKO’d Undra White in the 9th round.
Ray Oliviera and Fitz Vanderpool fought to a 10 round Draw.
1994, Catskill, New York:
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Elvis Alvarez to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Arturo Gatti won an 8 round Decision over Leon Bostic.
Ivan Robinson won an 8 round decision over Arturo Nina.
1990, Mobile, Alabama:
Roy Jones Jr. KO’d Joe “Randy” Edens in the 2nd round.
1947, Reigning Featherweight champion Willie Pep broke his leg and fractured a vertebra, in a plane crash. Some said this would end Pep’s career. He proved them wrong by winning a 10 round decision over Victor Flores only five months later.

  Career-Changing Opportunity For Unbeaten Super Lightweight Mykquan Williams On Jan. 20 ShoBox  
Last month, hours after receiving the disappointing news that his first fight in 14 months had been scraped, unbeaten East Hartford (CT) super lightweight prospect "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams (15-0-1, 7 KOs) received word that instead of fighting in relatively obscurity in Cancun, he would be making his ShoBox: The New Generation" debut, January 20th at nearby Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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  Miguel Berchelt To Defend Super Featherweight World Title Against Oscar Valdez Feb. 20 On ESPN  
The 2021 Fight of the Year race has officially started, as Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez will face off in one of the most anticipated all-Mexican fistic showdowns in years.

Cancun’s Berchelt will defend his WBC super featherweight world title against Nogales native Valdez in a special Top Rank on ESPN telecast Saturday, Feb. 20.
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  On This Day: Jan 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Israel Vazquez TKO’d Don Don Concepcion in the 3rd round to win the vacant NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
Jesse James Leija TKO’d Fred Ladd in the 3rd round.
2000, Sacramento, California:
Israel Vazquez won an 8 round UD over Edel Ruiz.
Juan Lazcano won a 10 round SD over Julian Wheeler.
1995, San Antonio, Texas:
Alejandro Gonzalez TKO’d Kevin Kelley in the 10th round to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round SD over Orlando Canizales to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Carlos Gerena won an 8 round SD over Jesus Chavez.
1994, Palma de Majorque, Spain:
Alex Sanchez TKO’d Arturo Mayan in the 1st round to retain the WBO Title. Minimumweight Title (Mayan had no known Professional experience).
Daniel Jimenez won a 12 round UD over Felix Garcia to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1992, Auburn Hills, Michigan:
Leeonzer Barber won a 12 round SD over Anthony Hembrick to win the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.

  Round 12: A Great Start To 2021  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – Son of José Sulaimán – WBC President
What an explosive way to begin this 2021, which the World Boxing Council has designated "The Year of Boxing," as we will celebrate life with a large number of anniversaries of historic dates derived from our sport.

The fight between "King" Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell was amazing and this young star has reached the major leagues and is faced with a series of great fights in the lightweight division in sight.
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  Avanesyan vs. Kelly Postponed
Following BBBofC Update
 
Following a ruling from the British Boxing Board of Control, the David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly event scheduled to take place on Saturday January 30 has been postponed.

In a statement, the BBBofC said: "Following the increase in COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom and the effects such increases has on the NHS and the work of the Board Medical Officers, it has been decided that no tournaments under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control will take place in January 2021.
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  On This Day: Jan 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Tucson, Arizona:
Fulgencio Zuniga TKO'd David Lopez in the 12th round - IBA Middleweight Title.
Abner Mares TKO'd Luis Malave in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Roberto Garcia in the 9th round - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Augie Sanchez TKO'd Luisito Espinosa in the 4th round - Non Title.
1996, Levallois, France:
Laurent Boudouani won a 12 round UD over Javier Castillejo - European (EBU) Light Middleweight Title.
Winky Wright won an 8 round decision over Jean Paul D'Alessandro - Non Title.
Andrei Pestriaev won an 8 round decision over Pascal Lustemberger - Non Title.
1995, Los Angeles, California:
Jeremy Williams TKO'd Everton Davis in the 9th round - Non Title.
Bones Adams won a 10 round UD over Isagani Pumar - Non Title.
Virginia Beach, Virginia:
Hasim Rahman TKO'd Robert Jackson in the 1st round - Non Title.
Chris Byrd TKO'd Frankie Hines in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  On This Day: Jan 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Santiago, Dominican Republic:
Victoriano Sosa TKO'd Danilio Alcantara in the 4th round - Non Title.
Julio Cesar Green KO'd Roberto Jimenez in the 1st round - Non Title.
2002, Madgeburg, Germany:
Artur Grigorian TKO'd Rocky Martinez in the 8th round -WBO Lightweight Title.
Luan Krasniqi won a 12 round MD over Rene Monse - Vacant European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
San Antonio, Texas:
Leonard Dorin won a 12 round SD over Raul Balbi - WBA Lightweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 5 round TD over Micky Watd - Non Title.
Ricardo Williams Jr. TKO'd Mark Adams in the 4th round - Non Title.
Brian Viloria TKO'd Antonio Perez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Ricardo Juarez TKO'd Frankie Martinez in the 4th round - Non Title.
2001, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Chris Johnson - NABF Light Heavyweight Title.
2000, Ponce, Puerto Rico:
Carlos Quintana TKO'd Angel Villegas in the 7th round - Non Title.
1997, The Roxy, Boston, Massachusetts:
Dana Rosenblatt won a 10 round UD over Glenwood Brown - Non Title.
1993, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Larry Holmes won a 10 round UD over Everett Martin - Non Title.

  On This Day: Jan 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Washington, DC:
Luis Perez won a 12 round SD over Felix Machado - IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Demarcus Corley won a 12 round UD over Randall Bailey - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Owen Beck TKO'd Mike Middleton in the 1st round - Non Title.
Seguei Lyakhovich TKO'd Joe Lenhart in the 9th round - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Diosbelys Hurtado won a 12 round UD over Ricky Quiles - Vacant IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Eliecer Castillo KO'd Andre Purlette in the 5th round - Non Title.
1994, Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Eddie Hopson won a 12 round decision over Alex Perez - NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Buddy McGirt won a 1o round UD over James Hughes - Non Title.
1978, Koriyama, Japan:
Miguel Canto won a 15 round SD over Shoji Oguma - WBC Flyweight Title.

  Garcia Down In Second Round,
Gets Up To KO Campbell In Seventh
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Lightweight Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KO’s) went down in round two but got to his feet and turned up the heat on his path to derail a tough as nails Luke Campbell (20-4, 16 KO’s) to earn the interim World Boxing Council World Light Title.

When Garcia got hit with that left hand that sent him to the canvas you could hear a pin drop. The crowd was stunned. How would Ryan react? Campbell had done what no one had done before and there was plenty of time to move in for the kill.
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  On This Day: Jan 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Yokohama, Japan:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam won a 12 round UD over Trash Nakanuma - WBC Flyweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Terrance Cauthen won a 12 round UD over Jermaine Marks - NABF, NABA Light Welterweight Titles.
Kassim Ouma TKO'd JC Candelo in the 10th round - Non Title.
Acelino Freitas won a 12 round UD over Artur Grigorian - WBO Lightweight Title.
1995, Epernay, France:
Laurent Boudouani TKO'd Javier Castillejo in the 9th round - European (EBU) Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Quincy Taylor TKO'd Rodney Toney in the 12th round - NABF Middleweight Title.
Lonnie Bradley TKO'd Karl Willis in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Eduardo Perez won a 10 round SD over Jeff Mayweather - Non Title.
Memphis, Tennessee:
Terron Millett TKO'd Ruben Otero in the 1st round - Non Title.
Tim Austin KO'd Arturo Estrada in the 1st round - Non Title.
1993, Hollywood, California:
Rudy Zavala KO'd Jerome Coffee in the 5th round - USBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Larry Donald TKO'd Craig Brinson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Paris Alexander in the 2nd round -Non Title.

  Weights From Dallas, TX - DAZN  
Ryan Garcia 135 vs. Luke Campbell 135
Rene Alvarado 129.4 vs. Roger Gutierrez 129.6
(WBA Super Featherweight Title)
Felix Alvarado 107.4 vs. DeeJay Kriel 107.4
(IBF Light Flyweight Title)
Franchón Crews-Dezurn 171.4 vs. Ashleigh Curry 176.2
Alex Rincon 155.4 vs. Sergio Gonzalez 155.8
Asa Stevens 118.6 vs. Francisco Bonilla 118
Tristan Kalkreuth 194.2 vs. Jorge Martinez 198.4
Sean Garcia 134.2 vs. Rene Marquez 134.4
Raul Curiel 153.2 vs. Ramses Agaton 156.4

Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy


  On This Day: Jan 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Wilmington, Delaware:
Cesar Bazan TKO'd Louis Brown in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Rayong, Thailand:
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai KO'd Joselito Rivera in the 3rd round- PABA Super Featherweight Title.
2000, Seoul, South Korea:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round SD over Gerry Penalosa - WBC Super Flyweight Title
1999, Zofingen, Switzerland:
Darren Maciunski KO'd Javier Pomales in the 4th round - IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title.
Joe Gatti TKO'd Allen Smith in the 3rd round - IBC Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
1988, Reseda, California:
Michael Nunn won a 12 round UD over Kevin Watts - NABF Middleweight Title.

  Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell
Final Press Conference
 
Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) and Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) hosted their final press conference today in Dallas, Texas ahead of their 12-round showdown for the interim WBC Lightweight Championship. They were joined by undercard fighters from the event including world champions Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21 KOs) and Felix Alvarado (35-2, 30 KOs) and many others.
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  On This Day: Jan 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Mexicali, Mexico:
Jose Luiz Castillo KO’d Jesus Casteneda in the 2nd round.
1995, Fleetwood England:
Jane Couch won a 6round decision over Fosteras Joseph.
1985, a card in Mexico City for New Years:
Hector Camacho KO’d Leoncio Ortiz in the 6th round.
Lupe Pintor TKO’d Ronnie Gary in the 6th round.
Julio Cesar Chavez KO’d Manuel Hernandez in the 3rd round.
1977, Tokyo, Japan:
Guty Espadas Sr. TKO’d Jiro Takada in the 7th round to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1972, Mexico City:
Pipino Cuevas TKO’d Jose Arias in the 4th round. This was Cuevas 2nd Professional Bout.
And way back in 1937, one of the All-Time greats was building his great ring career:
Henry Armstrong KO’d Rodolfo Casanova in the 3rd round to retain the California-Mexico World Featherweight Title. In 1937 Henry Armstrong fought in every month, a total of 27 times, all wins.

 

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