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  Angelo Leo Becomes New WBO Jr. Featherweight World Champion In Unanimous Decision Over Tramaine Williams Saturday On SHOWTIME  
Photos: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Angelo Leo is the new WBO Jr. Featherweight World Champion. The 26-year-old Mayweather Promotions fighter dominated Tramaine Williams en route to a unanimous decision live on SHOWTIME Saturday night from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in the network’s first live boxing event since March 13. Leo won by scores of 117-111 and 118-110 twice.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Alvarez-Smith Rescheduled For August 22nd
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, confirmed that the light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez, a Colombian living in Montréal, will have his next fight August 22nd at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.

Alvarez is ranked third contender by the WBO and fifth by the WBC in the 175 pounds division. Smith, a New Yorker, is ranked fourth contender by the WBO and seventh by the WBC and the IBF. This fight was originally scheduled for June, but Alvarez injured his right shoulder in a training session in Montréal.
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  On This Day: Aug 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Shane Mosley won a 12 round UD over Philip Holiday to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
Angel Manfredy TKO'd Jorge Paez to win the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
1986, Inchon, Korea:
Hi Sup Shin TKO'd Bi Won Chung in the 15th round to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
1980, Detroit, Michigan:
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Pipino Cuevas in the 2nd round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Yasutsune Uehara KO'd Sam Serrano in the 6th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title. Ring Magazine Upset of the Year!
Hilmer Kenty TKO'd Young Ho Oh in the 9th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Tex Cobb TKO'd Ernie Shavers in the 8th round.
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Aaron Pryor KO'd Antonio Cervantes in the 4th round to win the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1975, Managua, Nicaragua:
Roberto Duran KO'd Pedro Mendoza in the 1st round.

  Weights From Uncasville, CT - SHOWTIME  
Angelo Leo 121 vs. Tramaine Williams 121.5
(WBO Junior Featherweight Title)
Ra’eese Aleem 121.25 vs. Marcus Bates 121.25
Joe George 174.25 vs. Marcos Escudero 173.5

Venue: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Promoter: TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Sam Eggington 153.75 vs. Ted Cheeseman 153.25
James Tennyson 134.5 vs. Gavin Gwynne 134.25
Fabio Wardley 224 vs. Simon Vallily 224
Dalton Smith 140.5 vs. Nathan Bennett 140
Jordan Gill 125.75 vs. Reece Bellotti 125.25

Venue: Fight Camp, London
Promoter: Matchroom


  On This Day: Aug 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Tokyo, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov KO'd Hugo Soto in the 8th round to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julian Jackson won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Frankie Mitchell in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Inglewood, California:
Miguel Lora won a 12 round UD over Alberto Davila to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Vernon Buchanan in the 3rd round in non title action.
1987, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Tony Tucker to unify the WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1981, Caracas, Venezuela:
Eusebio Pedroza KO'd Carlos Pinango in the 7th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1976, Pusan, Korea:
Rigoberto Riasco won a 15 round SD over Dong Kyun Yum to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Premier Boxing Champions On Fox Returns  
Top welterweight Jamal “Shango’’ James will square off against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme in a 12-round battle for the Interim WBA Welterweight Title, headlining the return of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes, Saturday, August 8 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

FOX PBC Fight Night begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features Cuban sensation David Morrell Jr. stepping up in just his third professional fight to face unbeaten Lennox Allen in a 12-round WBA Super Middleweight Interim Title match in the co-main event. Exciting, undefeated super lightweight prospect Omar Juárez will battle Willie Shaw in a special attraction on the broadcast. All programming can be live streamed in English and Spanish on the new FOX Sports app. FOX Deportes offers delayed coverage of all FOX and FS1 programming beginning at 10:00 PM ET.
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  Eleider Alvarez & Joe Smith Jr. Face Off In
World Title Eliminator Aug. 22 Live On ESPN+
 
Leave the judges at home because Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. are coming for the knockout.

Alvarez and Smith will face off in a WBO light heavyweight world title eliminator in Top Rank’s return to the MGM Grand Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 22. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), Alvarez vs. Smith and a co-feature will stream live on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
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  New York State Boxing HOF Class Of 2020
Induction Ceremony Canceled
 
The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) announced today that its ninth annual induction dinner at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Originally slated for from April 19,it had been postponed until to September 20, but the next NYSBHOF induction dinner will now be held April 25, 2021 at the same venue. Tickets and journal ads may be reimbursed at point of purchase.
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  On This Day: July 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 15 round UD over Carlos Hernandez to retain the WBC and win the IBF Super Featherweight Titles.
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Roberto Leyva to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez KO'd Heriberto Ruiz in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
2002, Osaka, Japan:
Alexander Munoz KO'd Eiji Kojima in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Nagoya, Japan:
Hideki Todaka won a 12 round UD over Jesus Rojas to win the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Diego Morales TKO'd Ysaias Zamudio in the 9th round to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Jorge Arce in the 11th round to win the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Reynante Jamili in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, New York, New York:
Buddy McGirt KO'd Howard Davis in the 1st round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Angelo Leo, Tramaine Williams, Ra’eese Aleem, Joe George & Marcos Escudero Media Availability Quotes  
Boxing is back on SHOWTIME and five fighters taking part in Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader participated in a media availability on Wednesday to discuss the bouts Presented by Premier Boxing Champions and taking place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Philadelphia’s 122-pound rising star Stephen Fulton Jr. will headline Saturday’s tripleheader (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) against talented, fellow undefeated contender Angelo Leo of the Mayweather stable in a marquee 12-round matchup for the vacant WBO junior featherweight world title.
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  Angelo Leo vs. Tramaine Williams For Vacant WBO Jr. Featherweight World Title Headlines Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing Tripleheader  
Undefeated contender Tramaine Williams will step in to face fellow unbeaten Angelo Leo for the vacant WBO Jr. Featherweight World Championship in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, August 1, (live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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  Lyndon Arthur vs. Dec Spelman Light Heavyweight Clash Headlines This Friday On ESPN+  
Lyndon “King” Arthur will make the first defense of Commonwealth light heavyweight crown Friday, July 31, against Dec “Kid Nytro” Spelman at BT Sport Studio in London. The scheduled 12-round battle will headline a closed-door card beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT live on ESPN+.
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  On This Day: July 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Louisville, Kentucky:
Nelson Dieppa won a 12 round MD over Ulises Solis to retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Danny Williams KO'd Mike Tyson in the 4th round.
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney TKO'd Adopho Washington in the 10th round.
Ray Oliviera won a 10 round UD over Cihat Salman
1995, Nagoya, Japan:
Wayne McCullough won a 12 round SD over Yasuei Yakushiji to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Julian Jackson TKO'd Terry Norris in the 2nd roundto retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1979, Chicago, Illinois:
Pipino Cuevas won a 15 round UD over Randy Shields to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1977, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Carlos Monzon won a 15 round UD over Rodrigo Valdez to retain the WBC and WBA Middleweight titles.

  Inoue Discusses His WBSS
Fights & Looks To The Future
 
In an exclusive video, Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue breaks down his incredible WBSS journey which saw him winning til Muhammad Ali Trophy, The Ring belt, and unifying the IBF & WBA titles after wins over Juan Carlos Payano, Emmanuel Rodriguez & Nonito Donaire.

The Quarter- and Semi-Final were over in a total of just 5 minutes and 29 seconds after two mind-boggling performances against Payano and Rodriguez. But in the final, the Japanese ‘Monster’ had to conquer legendary Donaire over the full distance in a battle aptly dubbed ‘The Drama in Saitama’ and celebrated as Fight of the Year 2019.
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  Christopher Pearson Ready
For Anyone At 160 Or 168 lbs.
 
Surging middleweight contender Christopher Pearson is ready for a breakthrough performance against any of the top names at 160 or 168 divisions.

Pearson of Trotwood, Ohio, is managed by Split-T Management, and he recently moved to San Antonio, Texas, has a record of 17-2, and is riding a three-fight winning streak which includes a win over former Olympic Bronze Medal winner and undefeated Yamaguchi Falcao.
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  On This Day: July 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Calabria, Italy:
Daniel Santos KO'd Giovanni Parisi in the 4th round to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 6th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1995, San Antonio, Texas:
Alex Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Tomas Rivera to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Danny Romero KO'd Miguel Martinez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney KO'd Charles Williams in the 12th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title
Oscar de la Hoya KO'd Jorge Paez in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO Lightweight Title.
1990, Phoenix, Arizona:
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Muangchai Kittikasem in the 7th round to win the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1957, New York, New York:
Floyd Patterson TKO'd Hurricane Jackson in the 10th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: July 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Julius Francis in the 4th round to win the Brittish and Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles.
Los Angeles, California:
Andrew Lewis retained the WBA Welterweight Title when his bout with Ricardo Mayorga is called a NC in the 2nd round. Lewis suffered a head-butt inflicted cut.
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over In Jin Chi to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Julio Cesar Gonzalez to retain the Undisputed Light Heavyweight World Title.
1990, Melbourne, Australia:
Dennis Andries KO'd Jeff Harding in the 7th round to regain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
St Petersburg, Florida:
Jeff Lampkin KO'd Siza Makathini in the 8th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn TKO'd Frank Tate in the 9th round to win the IBF Middleweight Title.
1985, Miami, Florida:
Mike McCallum TKO'd David Braxton in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.

  Rashidi Ellis To Make Strong Case For World
Title Shot In Linares vs. Fortuna Co-Feature
 
For Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (22-0, 14 KOs), it’s not if he’ll have a shot at a world title, but when. In the August 28 co-main event of Linares vs. Fortuna, Ellis will have an opportunity to show why when he faces experienced contender Brad “King” Solomon (28-3, 9 KOs) in a 10-round defense of his WBA Continental Americas Welterweight Title.
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  Michael Dutchover Wins Unanimous Decision
Over Jorge Marron Jr.
 
Lightweight prospect, Michael "West Texas Warrior" Dutchover, improved his record to (14-1, 10 KOs) as he dominated Jorge Marron Jr. (18-2, 6 KOs) in the feature attraction of Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1. Boxing pay-per-view streaming event. The 8-round main event bout took place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA.
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  On This Day: July 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana:
Cliff Etienne and Francois Botha fought to a draw in a wild and controversial bout.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Tim Austin TKO'd Adan Vargas in the 10th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
John Ruiz retained his WBA Heavyweight Title when Kirk Johnson was DQ'd in the 10 for repeated Low Blows.
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 4th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Willie Mitchell in the 6th round.
1991, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Mauro Galvano won a 12 round UD over Ron Essett to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Policarpo Diaz to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Lightweight Titles.
1990, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Massimliano Duran won the WBC Cruiserweight Title when Carlos de Leon was DQ'd in the 11th round.

  On This Day: July 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Emmanuel Lucero in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Fitz Vanderpool in the 6th round.
1998, Nagoya, Japan:
Satoshi Lida won a 12 round UD over Julio Gamboa to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Verona, New York:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round UD over Luis Rolon to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1997, Yokohoma, Japan:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Yuichi Kasai in the 12th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Hiroyuki Sakamoto to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1987, Kwangju, Korea:
Chong Pal Park TKO'd Emmanuel Otti in the 4th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Houston, Texas:
Antonio Esparragoza KO'd Pascual Aranda in the 10th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Another KO Victory For Vergil Ortiz Jr.  
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions jumped into the Covid-19 fight night fray with a card from Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio CA. As we are becoming accustomed to, there were no fans in attendance. But there were a number of fighters looking to get back into the squared circle action. One of those fighters was hot talent Welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr (16-0, 15 KO’s) who was taking on Samuel Vargas (31-6-2, 14 KO’s) in the Main Event.
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  On This Day: July 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton won a 12 round SD over Omar Sheika to win the Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title.
1995, St Jean de Luz, France:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Akim Tafer in the 9th round to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1994, Inglewood, California:
Verno Phillips TKO'd Jaime Llanes in the 7th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1993, Kyongju, Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round UD over Yuichi Hosono to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1992, Manchester, England:
Tyrone Booze KO'd Derek Angol in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Manning Galloway won a 12 round UD over Pat Barrett to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
1987, Miami, Florida:
Miguel Lora KO'd Antonio Avelar in the 4th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1902, San Francisco, California:
James J. Jeffries KO'd Bob Fitzsimmons in the 8th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
RIP Flattop
 
By William Trillo & Bret Newton
Yesterday morning I got a text that told me Fightnews.com’s Flattop had passed away. It came as unexpected and honestly incredibly sad news. Upon confirming the news, I reached out to my associate here at Pound4Pound, Bret Newton, to let him know.

Flattop gave us both our break into boxing journalism in 2002 and for that we both will be forever grateful to him. Flattop and his associate Karl Frietag have been staples in the boxing community for over two decades now and it deeply saddens us to hear of Flattops passing.
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  Weights From Fantasy Springs - DAZN  
Vergil Ortiz Jr. 147 vs. Samuel Vargas 146.6
(WBA Gold Welterweight Title)
Shane Mosley Jr. 159.4 vs. Jeremy Ramos 160
Seniesa Estrada 107.8 vs. Miranda Adkins 106.8
Hector Valdez 121.6 vs. Josue Morales 120.6
Evan Sanchez 147 vs. Issouf Kinda 144.6

Mercito Gesta was forced to withdraw from his fight with Hector Tanajara after suffering food poisoning.

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


  On This Day: July 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Seoul, Korea:
In Jin Chi TKO'd Eiichu Sugama in the 10th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti KO'd Leonard Dorin in the 2 round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 10 round SD over Francisco Bojado.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Page TKO'd Freddy Pendleton in the 11th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Virgil McClendon in the 12th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1993, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Murray won a 12 round UD over Juan LaPorte to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Pohang, Korea:
Yong Kang Kim won a 12 round UD over Sot Chitalada to win the WBC Flyweight Title.
1986, Tokyo, Japan:
Tsuyoshi Hamada KO'd Rene Arredondo in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  Carl Frampton & Michael Conlan Co-Headline Blockbuster Card Live On ESPN August 15  
Two of Belfast's pugilistic heroes, junior lightweight contender Carl “The Jackal” Frampton and featherweight contender Michael “Mick” Conlan, are joining forces. Frampton and Conlan will co-headline a special BT Fight Night card in separate 10-round bouts Saturday, Aug. 15, behind closed doors at BT Sport Studio in London.

Frampton (27-2, 15 KOs) will fight the hard-hitting Vahram Vardanyan (21-1-1, 14 KOs) while Conlan (13-0, 7 KOs) faces former European champion and recent world title challenger Sofiane Takoucht (35-4-1, 13 KOs).
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  Boxing Returns To Showtime -
Press Conference Quotes
 
SHOWTIME Sports® and Premier Boxing Champions unveiled a nine-event television lineup for the remainder of 2020 in a virtual press conference today. The schedule is the largest collection of world championship boxing announced since the COVID-19 pandemic forced a stoppage of the sport.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® host Brian Custer introduced the schedule comprising of 22 critical matchups, beginning on August 1, featuring 18 undefeated fighters, nine world champions and eight world championship fights including one world title unification bout. The robust rollout of fights over the next five months includes two unique pay-per-view events involving some of boxing’s biggest names – Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz, Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo and David Benavidez.
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  Joe Joyce vs. Michael Wallisch
Headlines July 25 On ESPN+
 
Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce, who is on track for a super fight against fellow undefeated British heavyweight Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois, will take on the battle-hardened Michael Wallisch in the 10-round main event Saturday from BT Sport Studio in London.

This closed-door card, promoted by Queensberry Promotions, marks Joyce’s first ring appearance since last July's unanimous decision over former world title challenger Bryant Jennings.
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  Showtime Sports & Premier Boxing Champions Return To The Ring With Robust Live Boxing Schedule Spanning Five Months  
SHOWTIME Sports and Premier Boxing Champions announced today a lineup of nine live boxing events featuring 18 undefeated fighters, nine world champions, and eight world championship fights including one world title unification bout. The schedule comprises 22 critical matchups from bantamweight to heavyweight and features some of the biggest stars in the sport today – Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz, Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo, David Benavidez and more. It is the largest collection of world championship boxing announced since the COVID-19 pandemic forced a stoppage of the sport.
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  On This Day: July 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Brian Minto KO'd Vincent Maddalone in the 10th round.
1994, Bismarck, North Dakota:
Mike McCallum won a 12 round UD over Jeff Harding to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Frank Tate to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1992, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu won a 10 round UD over Juan LaPorte
1990, Inglewood, California:
Humberto Gonzalez TKO'd Jung-Keun Lim in the 5th round to Retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1988, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round UD over Rocky Locktidge to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1958, Houston, Texas:
Joe Brown won a 15 round UD over Kenny Lane to retain the World Lightweight Title.

  Valdez Victory Over Velez
Leaves More Questions Than Answers
 
By William Trillo
By Mikey Williams - Top Rank

In the prelude to his huge match-up with fellow countryman and WBC Champ Miguel Berchelt, Super Featherweight Oscar Valdez (28-0, 22 KO’s) needed to put on an impressive showing against the seasoned Jayson Velez (29-7-1, 21 KO’s). On paper it looked good, the end result was Valdez getting a late KO victory over a fighter who had never been stopped before. That being said this was far from a highlight reel for Valdez. If he looks like this when he steps into the ring with Berchelt it’s going to make for a very long, or worse, a very short evening.
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  Harrison Returns With Style  
Last Saturday night boxing finally returned to Scotland, for the first time since the lockdown began in March, when six time, five division World Champion turned Promoter Lee Mcallister presented the first in a series of ten special events created for TV under the banner of ‘LET BATTLE COMMENCE’, in association with PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA and NEON ENERGY DRINK and Broadcast Live and Exclusive on FITE TV.
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  Ruben Torres Training Camp Quotes  
The highly anticipated return of undefeated super lightweight Ruben “Ace” Torres (12-0, 10 KOs) will happen this Sunday, July 26, 2020 as Thompson Boxing Promotions presents 3.2.1 Boxing, a live Pay-Per-View streaming event. Torres will face Oscar Bravo (25-9, 11 KOs), a durable and tough veteran known for giving prospects trouble. Torres will look to get yet another knockout in this 8-round co-main event bout.
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  On This Day: July 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Pismo Beach, California:
Brian Viloria TKO'd Luis Doria in the 1st round to win the WBC Youth Flyweight Title.
2000, Miami, Florida:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Mamadou Thiam in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Ener Julio won a 12 round SD over Randall Bailey to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Felix Machado won a 12 round UD over Julio Gamboa to win the Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, London, England:
Nate Miller KO'd Orlin Norris in the 8th round to win the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Nigel Benn TKO'd Vincenzo Nardiello in the 8th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1987, Tokyo, Japan:
Rene Arredondo TKO'd Tsuyoshi Hamada in the 6th round to regain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1963, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Sonny Liston KO'd Floyd Patterson in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Tureano Johnson: "I Got An Offer To Fight Canelo"
 
By William Trillo
Over this past weekend there were some not to quiet rumblings that Canelo’s next opponent could be middleweight Jason Quigley. Having been ringside when Quigley was soundly defeated by Tureano Johson (21-2-1, 15 KO’s), that news didn’t sit well with me. I reached out to a few insiders but wasn’t satisfied with what I was hearing. I decided the best thing to do was reach out to Tureano to get his point of view on the situation. I am sure you will find what he had to say to be very interesting. Check it out.

Pound4Pound: The reason I am contacting you is because of all the noise I have been hearing about Jason Quigley being a possible opponent for Canelo. In my mind if anyone should jump to the forefront here as an opponent for Canelo it should be Tureano Johnson. I mean, you took care of Quigley pretty handily as I recall.

Tureano Johnson: Wow. You’re really be keeping up! You are the only person who called me out on that one. When Quigley was mentioned (for Canelo) I didn’t want to say anything, I just wanted to let the fans speak, and you sure did it…Thanks.
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  On This Day: July 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Marcelo Dominguez to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Daniel Santos retained the WBO Welterweight Title when his bout with Antonio Margarito was stopped and declared NC in the 1st round. (unintentional headbutt cut)
Harry Simon won a 12 round UD over Hacine Cherifi to win the WBO Iterim Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Shane Mosley KO'd Adrian Stone in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Jameel McCline TKO'd Michael Grant in the 1st round.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson TKO'd Carl Williams in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1982, New York, New York:
Salvador Sanchez TKO'd Azumah Nelson in the 15th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title. (Sanchez was killed in an auto accident shortly after this bout).
1979, Houston, Texas:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO'd Ruben Olivares in the 12th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Oscar Valdez 129.9 vs. Jayson Velez 130
Edgar Berlanga 169 vs. Eric Moon 168.7
Kim Clavel 109.8 vs. Natalie Gonzalez 109.9
Elvis Rodriguez 141.8 vs. Dennis Okoth 141.5
Isaac Dogboe 126 vs. Chris Avalos 125.9
Genc Pllana 167.3 vs. Raphael Igbokwe 165

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


  Michael Dutchover Training Camp Quotes  
Lightweight prospect Michael "West Texas Warrior" Dutchover (13-1, 10 KOs), who is co-promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing, will face Jorge Marron Jr. (18-1, 6 KOs) in a 8-round main event this Sunday, July 26, 2020 as TBP presents 3.2.1 Boxing, a live Pay-Per-View streaming event.
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  Brandon Cruz Q&A On Upcoming 3.2.1.
Boxing PPV Showdown With Arnold Dinong
 
Before Michael “West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (13-1, 10 KOs) takes on Jorge Marron Jr. (18-1, 6 KOs) on Sunday, July 26, 2020, Brandon Cruz (6-1, 4 KOs), will do battle with Arnold Dinong (6-0, 1 KO), in a career-defining fight for both men on 3-2-1 Boxing presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions, a live pay-per-view streaming event taking place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, California. The public will not be allowed to attend this event due to current health and wellness regulations caused by COVID-19.
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  On This Day: July 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Shane Mosley to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Eric Harding in the 5th round
1997, Indio, California:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Glen Johnson in the 11th round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1991, Samut Prakam, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO'd David Griman in the 5th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1990, Arles, France:
Christophe Tiozzo TKO'd Paul Whittaker in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1980, Seoul, Korea:
Eusebio Pedroza KO'd Sa-Wang Kim in the 8th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Playboy Club, McAfee, New Jersey:
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad TKO'd Jerry Martin in the 10th round to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: July 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, London, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Juan Cabrera in the 2nd round to retain the IBF and WBO Featherweight Titles.
1997, Indio, California:
William Guthrie TKO'd Darrin Allen in the 3rd round to win the Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Nashville, Tennessee:
Frankie Liles won a 12 round UD over Jaffa Ballogou to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Mbulelo Botile in the 8th round to win the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1990, Seattle, Washington:
Robert Daniels won a 12 round UD over Craig Bodzianowski to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Lindell Holmes TKO'd Carl Sullivan in the 9th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1987, St Tropez, France:
Jose Luis Ramirez won a 12 round UD over Terrance Alli to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
1986, London, England:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd Frank Bruno in the 11th round to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: July 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Sam Soliman won a 12 round UD over Raymond Joval in an IBF Title eliminator.
1998, Sheffield, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd Chris Eubank in the 10th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Lou Del Valle to unify the WBC and WBA Light Heavyweight Titles.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Danny Romero to unify the WBO and IBF Super Flyweight Titles.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Rafael Pineda to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1987, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike McCallum KO'd Donald Curry in the 5th round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1986, Salta, Argentina:
Gilberto Roman won a 12 round UD over Ruben Condori to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Jeff Fenech TKO'd Steve McCrory in the 14th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Verdejo Vanquishes Madera  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

When the scheduled main event fell apart because of weight issues Lightweight Felix Verdejo (27-1, 17 KO’s) moved into the spotlight against Will Madera (15-1-3, KO’s). Simply put, Verdejo made the most of the moment. Looking as sharp as he has since his motor cycle accident, Feix appears to be focused and ready to make a move in the hot 135 pound division.
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  Statement From Golden Boy On Passing Of Super Welterweight Contender Travell Mazion  
We at Golden Boy are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Travell Mazion last night. Mazion was a kind, charismatic young man who lit up every room he walked into and brought excitement to fans inside the ring. We send our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to his family. May he rest in peace.

Mazion succumbed to an auto accident last night in Texas.


  Vallily To Wardley: "You're Going To Sleep"  
Simon Vallily is determined to inflict a first career defeat on Dillian Whyte's Heavyweight protégé Fabio Wardley when they collide for the vacant English Title on the opening week of Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex on Saturday August 1, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

The 2010 Commonwealth Gold Medallist has let himself down a few times during his 20-fight professional career, particularly in 2018. First, he was on his way to lifting the English Cruiserweight Title only to lose his discipline and end up drawing with Afran Iqbal. Later in the year, he turned up at the Newcastle Arena over the Cruiserweight Championship weight limit and was stopped by Craig Glover.
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  On This Day: July 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Houston, Texas:
Juan Diaz won a 12 round UD over Lakva Sim to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
1999, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Joseph Chingangu in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Bruce Scott in the 6th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Stateline, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 11th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
David Tua TKO'd Gary Bell in the 1st round to Retain the USBA Heavyweight Title.
1993, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Freddie Pendleton won a 12 round UD over Jorge Paez to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Kwang-Sun Kim in the 7th round to retain the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Memphis, Tennessee:
Kennedy McKinney TKO'd Rudy Zavala in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1976, Mexicali, Mexico:
Pipino Cuevas TKO'd Angel Espada in the 2nd round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Felix Verdejo 135.9 vs. Will Madera 135.8
Jared Anderson 241.8 vs. Hector Perez 220.7
Martino Jules 127 vs. Aleem Jumakhonov 125.1
Kenny Davis Jr. 134.5 vs. Eduardo Sanchez 134.6

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


  Scott Harrison: "It’s My Destiny
To Become World Champion Again"
 
This coming Saturday former longtime World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison makes his long awaited return to the ring, when he faces Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Champion Paul Peers in a non-championship contest on the PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA Presented LET BATTLE COMMENCE behind closed doors event at the Northern Hotel in Aberdeen.
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  Tennyson: "I'm One Of The Hardest-
Hitting Lightweights In The Division"
 
James Tennyson believes he has found his perfect weight after moving up to the 135lbs division where he has finished all four of his contests inside the distance in brutal fashion, earning him a shot at the vacant British Lightweight Title against Gavin Gwynne on Saturday August 1, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
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  On This Day: July 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid won a 15 round UD over Kevin Kelly to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd William James in the 11th round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1994, Uttaradit, Thailand:
Daorung Chuvatana TKO'd John Michael Johnson in the 1st round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1993, Kobe, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Ysaias Zamudio to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
Moscow, Russia:
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Glenn McCrory to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1988, Kingston, Jamaica:
Simon Brown TKO'd Jorge Vaca in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
1947, Chicago, Illinois:
Rocky Graziano KO'd Tony Zale in the 6th round to win the World Middleweight Title. 1947 Fight of the Year.

  Mikaela Mayer Makes Most Of Main Event  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Testing positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago gave Super Featherweight Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KO’s) more time to get ready for her opponent Helen Joseph (17-5-2, 10 KO’s). That extra time proved to be more than enough as Mayer made the best of her moment in the ESPN spotlight.

Mayer used her length and athleticism to completely dominate a foe some said would be her toughest test to date. Joseph plodded in all night long as Mayer peppered her with long jabs and great combinations. It looked too easy for Mayer but with the prospect of a title shot in the near future maybe we will get to see her in there with someone who can handle her game…or not.
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  Unbeaten Heavyweight Agit Kabayel vs.
Evgenios Lazaridis July 18 Live On ESPN+
 
Live boxing is back on ESPN+ Saturday, July 18, with the return of undefeated heavyweight contender Agit Kabayel in a 10-rounder against Evgenios “Achilles” Lazaridis from Seebühne Elbauenpark in Magdeburg, Germany.

The event, promoted by SES Boxing, will take place in front of a limited number of fans and will mark Kabayel’s first fight since he signed a co-promotional pact with Top Rank last year. Kabayel-Lazaridis and select undercard bouts will stream live beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
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  Oscar Valdez vs. Jayson Velez, KO Artist Edgar Berlanga & ESPY Winner Kim Clavel Take Center Stage Inside MGM Grand "Bubble" On July 21  
The first run of Top Rank on ESPN shows inside the MGM Grand “Bubble” will conclude with a certified boxing action hero ready for another toe-to-toe tussle.

Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, ranked No. 1 by the WBC and WBO at junior lightweight, will face former world title challenger Jayson Velez in the 10-round main event Tuesday, July 21, inside the MGM Grand Conference Center.
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  On This Day: July 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, London, England:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Francois Botha in the 2nd round to retain the WBC and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1995, Inglewood, California:
Lonnie Bradley TKO'd Dario Galindez in the 1st round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Humberto Gonzalez in the 7th round to win the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Titles. (1995 Ring Fight of the Year)
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Maui Diaz in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Gianfranco Rosi won a 12 round UD over Darrin Van Horn to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1987, Phoenix, Arizona:
Louie Espinoza TKO'd Manuel Vichez in the 15th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1984, Kingston, New York:
Billy Costello won a 12 round UD over Ronnie Shields to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  On This Day: July 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Liverpool, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Soon Botes in the 4th round to retain the WBF Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire:
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Demetrius Jenkins in the 7th round.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Catalino Beccera in the 7th round to retain the WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1996, Denver, Colorado:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Orlando Fernandez in the7th round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Juan Torres to win the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Anaclet Wamba fought to a 12 round Draw with Adopho Washington and retained his WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1985, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Milt McCrory TKO'd Carlos Trujillo in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Mikaela Mayer 131.6 vs. Helen Joseph 129
Clay Collard 161.7 vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson 158.8
Ruben Cervera 131.8 vs. Clay Burns 133.1
Javier Martinez 162 vs. Ryan Burrs 161.2

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Herring vs. Oquendo Main Event Off
Following Positive COVID-19 Result
Mikaela Mayer-Helen Joseph elevated to main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m. ET)
 
Tomorrow's Top Rank on ESPN main event between WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring and Jonathan Oquendo will not proceed as scheduled after Herring tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this morning. The highly anticipated Mikaela Mayer-Helen Joseph junior lightweight bout will be Tuesday's main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m. ET).
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  On This Day: July 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Omar Narvaez won a 12 round UD over Adonis Rivas to win the WBO Flyweight Title.
Palavas-les-Flots, France:
Bruno Girard won a 12 round SD over Lou Del Valle to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire:
Micky Ward won a 10 round UD over Emanuel Augustus in one of the most memorable non-title bouts I ever saw.
1996, Essen, Germany:
Ralf Rocchigiani won a 12 round UD over Bash Ali to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Chinmai, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Jun Orhaliza in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1990, Annecy, France:
Terry Norris won a 12 round UD over Rene Jacquot to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1980, McAfee, New Jersey:
Matthew Saad Muhammad TKO'd Yaqui Lopez in the 14th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title. (1980 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year).

  Eggington: "It's All Or Nothing"  
Sam Eggington says his highly-anticipated showdown with Ted Cheeseman at the top of the opening week of Matchroom Fight Camp on Saturday August 1 is "all or nothing" for both men as he sets his sights on a World Title Eliminator at 154lbs.

Former European Welterweight Champion Eggington (28-6, 17 KOs) has notched four straight wins since losing to Liam Smith back in March 2019, picking up the IBF International Super-Welterweight Title on away soil against Orlando Fiordigiglio in September.
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  On This Day: July 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Manuel Medina won a 12 round SD over Scott Harrison to win the WBO Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vivian Harris won a 12 round UD over Souleymane M'baye to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Zab Judah won a 12 round SD over DeMarcus Corley to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Ricardo Mayorga won a 12 round MD over Vernon Forrest to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Title.
1997, Stateline, Nevada:
Lennox Lewis retained his WBC Heavyweight Title when Henry Akinwande was DQ'd in the 5th round for Holding excessively.
1991, Stateline, Nevada:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Lupe Gutierrez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Mike Weaver in the 6th round-non-title bout.
1987, Merignac, France:
Lupe Aquino won a 12 round UD over Duane Thomas to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1986, Atlanta, Georgia:
Evander Holyfield won a 12 round SD over Dwight Qawi to win the WBA Cruiserweight Title.

  Ruben Torres vs. Oscar Bravo Set For
Thompson Boxing 3.2.1. PPV Event
 
Undefeated super lightweight prospect, Ruben “Ace” Torres (12-0, 10 KOs), has an opponent for his scheduled July 26th 8-round co-main event bout, as a part of 3.2.1. Boxing presented by Thompson Boxing, an online pay-per-view in which fans will not be able to attend. Torres will square off against Oscar Bravo (25-9, 11 KOs) from Chile.
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  Devin Haney Sounds Off On Everyone
Hovering Around His Division
 
Undefeated WBC Lightweight champion, Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15 KOs), sounds off, putting the big names surrounding his weight class on notice as he awaits the announcement of this next fight. In addition, Haney gives his thoughts on his next fight during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the mental and physical benefits of being quarantined.
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  Ringside Boxing Action Revises Broadcast Schedule  
Point Spread Media, producers of the radio show Ringside Boxing Action, have announced a revised broadcast schedule for the debut episode of the weekly boxing radio show. The launch of the show has been moved to the Fall, due largely to the effects of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
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  On This Day: July 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, San Antonio, Texas:
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Azumah Nelson to win the Vacant IBA Lightweight Title.
1996, New York, New York:
Montell Griffin TKO'd Matthew Charleston in the 11th round to win the NABF Light Heavyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe won in the 7th round when Andrew Golota was DQ'd for Low Blows.
1992, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Gianfranco Rosi won a 12 round SD over Gilbert Dele to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round MD over Jose Ruiz to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1977, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Wilfredo Gomez KO'd Raul Tirado in the 5th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1961, London, England:
Terry Downes TKO'd Paul Pender in the 10th round to win the World Middleweight Title.
1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Sugar Ray Robinson won a 15 round UD over Kid Gavilan to retain the World Welterweight Title.

  Forrest Upset By Takam  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Heavyweights Carlos Takam (39-5-1, 28 KO’s) & Jerry Forrest (26-4, 20 KO’s) were less than bristling in the main event on ESPN. Taking the fight against Forrest after the “Big Dummy” Miller drug test Trifecta, the aged warrior Takam was a decided underdog. Forrest was the obvious A-Side in this match but he came far from performing in that fashion.
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  Miguel Marriaga vs. Mark John Yap & Felix Verdejo vs. Will Madera July 16 Inside MGM Grand "Bubble"  
Miguel “Escorpion” Marriaga’s quest for a fourth world title shot continues inside the MGM Grand “Bubble” Thursday, July 16, in a scheduled 10-round featherweight main event against Filipino veteran Mark John Yap.

In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, Puerto Rican sensation Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, closing in on a world title shot of his own, will fight the unbeaten Will Madera.
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  On This Day: July 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Montreal, QC, Canada:
Eric Lucas KO'd Glenn Catley in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Munich, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Najee Shaheed in the 1st round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Freddy Norwood won a 12 round UD over Luis Mendoza to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1993, Tucaman, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Ugueto to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson KO'd Sean Murphy in the 9th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
1989, Tijuana, Mexico:
Juan Estrada won a 12 round UD to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1987, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Jeff Fenech KO'd Greg Richardson in the 5th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Emmanuel Tagoe Aims For The Stars Eyeing
Ryan Garcia In WBO Lightweight Eliminator
 
Fighting out of the talent-laden region of Accra, Ghana, world-ranked lightweight contender Emmanuel "The Gameboy" Tagoe (31-1, 15 KOs), is poised to take part in a WBO elimination bout to move one step closer toward a world title opportunity. Tagoe is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by Peter Kahn.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Carlos Takam 245.7 vs. Jerry Forrest 225.6
Carlos Castro 123.8 vs. Cesar Juarez 124.4
Joshafat Ortiz 130.8 vs. Joshua Orta 132.7
Fred Wilson Jr. 159 vs. Donte Stubbs 159.5
Peter Cortez 147.5 vs. Corey Champion 147.6

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Jamel Herring vs. Jonathan Oquendo Title Fight Headlines July 14 Inside MGM Grand "Bubble"  
Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring and Mikaela Mayer, both of whom are healthy following recent positive COVID-19 test results that delayed their fights, are primed for their “Bubble” debuts.

U.S. Marine veteran Herring will make his second world title defense against Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo on Tuesday, July 14, at the MGM Grand Conference Center — Grand Ballroom.
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  On This Day: July 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Reno, Nevada:
Carlos Navarro TKO'd Luisito Espinosa to win the Vacant WBC Mundo Hispano Super Featherweight Title.
2002, Caracas, Venezuela:
Lorenzo Parra TKO'd Edison Torres in the 12th round to Win the WBA Fedalatin Flyweight Title.
1999, Hyannis, Massachusetts:
Zab Judah TKO'd David Sample in the 1st round.
Jose Antonio Rivera TKO'd Kipp Diggs in the 5th round.
1998, Marksville, Louisiana:
Hasim Rahman TKO'd Garing Lane in the 2nd round
Ike Ibeabuchi TKO'd Tim Ray in the 1st round.
1995, Reno, Nevada:
Tracy Harris Patterson TKO'd Eddie Hopson in the 2nd round to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1994, Earls Court, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Costa to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.

  Zepeda Cruises Past Castaneda  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Looking to get himself back in a championship bout Welterweight Jose Zepeda (32-2, 25 KO’s) took center stage in the Main Event on ESPN. Facing a late sub in Kendo Castaneda (17-2, 8 KO’s) this was a good chance for Zepeda to showcase his wares.
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  On This Day: July 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1993, Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Eliecer Julio won a 12 round MD over Ricardo Vargas to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Marco Tovar in 1.
1990, Reno, Nevada:
Aaron Davis KO'd Mark Breland in the 9th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jorge Paez and Troy Dorsey fought to a 12 round Draw - Paez retained the WBO and IBF Featherweight Titles.
1989, Cergy-Pontoise, France:
John Mugabi TKO'd Rene Jacquot in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1988, Sam Remo , Italy:
Donald Curry TKO'd Gianfranco Rosi in the 10th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1979, New York, New York:
Alexis Arguello TKO'd Rafael Limon in the 11th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1978, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Samuel Serrano TKO'd Young-Ho Oh in the 9th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Jose Zepeda 143.9 vs. Kendo Castaneda 143.9
Andy Vences 129.5 vs. Luis Alberto Lopez 128.2
Andres Cortes 132.5 vs. Alejandro Salinas 132.4
Gabriel Muratalla 118.9 vs. Sergio Lopez 119.1
Genaro Gamez 146 vs. Reymond Yanong 141.8
Eric Puente 135 vs. Diego Elizondo 135.9

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  On This Day: July 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Jason Rowland in the 4th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Mehrdud Takaloo TKO'd Anthony Farnell in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBU Light Middleweight Title.
Brooklyn, New York:
Jesse James Leija was declared a TD Loser to a slightly cut Hector Camacho Jr. who claimed an inability to see. This was later changed to a NC.
Kirk Johnson won a 12 round UD over Larry Donald.
2000, Ferntree Gully, Vic, Australia:
Kali Meehan TKO'd James Grima in the 2nd round to win the Australian heavyweight Title.
Villahermosa, Mexico:
Jose Aquire KO'd Jose Luis Zepeda in the 5th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1995, Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson TKO'd Pedro Ferradas in the 9th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
1990, Bismarck, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Tyrone Frazier to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Big Time Boxing Returns To Germany
As Baraou Challenges Culcay
 
Team Sauerland’s exciting super welterweight contender Abass Baraou (9-0, 6 KOs) will challenge former World Champion Jack Culcay (28-4, 13 KOs) in a mouth watering 50/50 clash on August 28th at the Harvel Studios in Berlin.

The fight, already being billed as the ‘Fight of the Year’ in Germany, will see Baraou fight under the tutelage of esteemed trainer Adam Booth for the first time, having linked up with the Englishman in early March.
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  On This Day: July 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Seoul, Korea:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Yo Sam Choi in the 6th round to win the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1997, Georgetown, Guyana:
Wayne Braithwaite won an 8 round decision over Ken Sharpe.
Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis TKO'd Gabriel Perez in the 1st round.
1996, Manchester, England:
Steve Collins TKO'd Nigel Benn in the 4th round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Vincenzo Nardiello won a 12 round SD over Thulane Malinga to win the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Luisito Espinosa won a 12 round UD over Cesar Soto to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1980, Utsunomiya, Japan:
Betulio Gonzalez KO'd Shoji Oguma in the 12th round to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1968, San Francisco, California:
Sonny Liston TKO'd Henry Clark in the 7th round.

  Round 12: Resistance To Change  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – Son of José Sulaimán – President of the WBC
The World Boxing Council, in collaboration with national boxing federations and local boxing commissions, has revolutionized the sport, implementing measures to make it safer for fighters as well as to improve the dynamics of the sport in general, making precise modifications to certain rules to achieve justice, and modernizing boxing to bring it to the levels of other sports, using technology that is now a reality and serves to maximize justice in the fights.
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  On This Day: July 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Glasgow, Scotland:
Steve Collins KO'd Craig Cummings in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Casablanca, Morroco:
Khalid Rahlid TKO'd Marty Jakubowski in the 7th round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Lake Charles, Louisiana:
Raul Marquez TKO'd Romallis Ellis in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Hyeres, France:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Patrice Aouissi in the 10th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1986, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Ellyas Pical KO'd Cesar Polanco in the 3rd round to regain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Hilario Zapata won a 15 round UD over Dodie Penalosa to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.

  Sullivan Barrera Wants To Fight The Best,
Willing To Move Down To 168 For Canelo
 
As the calendar gets closer to September 12th, super middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez still doesn't have an opponent locked in.

Reports have surfaced of various high profile super middleweight champions and contenders turning down offers that they deemed weren't big enough to face the Mexican superstar.
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  On This Day: July 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1932, Dempsey's Bowl, Reno, Nevada:
Max Baer won a 20 round decision over King Levinsky in this bout promoted by Jack Dempsey.
1923, Shelby, Montana:
Jack Dempsey won a 15 round decision over Tommy Gibbons to retain the World Heavyweight Title bout promoted by Dempsey's Manager Jack Kearns, that nearly bankrupted the City of Shelby, Montana which had bank rolled this event to gain publicity. Dempsey received the $310,000 he was guaranteed, while Gibbons received nothing after expenses were paid.
1919, Toledo, Ohio:
Jack Dempsey KO'd Jess Willard in the 4th round to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
1910, RENO, NEVADA:
Jack Johnson TKO'd James J. Jeffries in the 15th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. The venue was constructed specifically for this bout, a first ever. Jeffries lost over 100 lbs training for this bout, it was scheduled for 45 rounds. There were in excess of 16,000 spectators for this Landmark fight.
1903, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada:
George Gardner won a 12 round decision over Jack Root to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship.

1776, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AMERICA!!

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Instant Replay Needs Review
 
By William Trillo

Last night in "The Bubble" in Las Vegas during the main event of the Top Rank Show, Mikkel LesPierre dropped Jose Pedraza in round five. Trutfully the knockdown was questionable as the fighters feet locked up, but Pedraza did go down from a punch.

After the round, and more importantly after the sixty second break, officials decided they needed to go to the instant reply to verify if the knockdown was legitimate. Some two minutes later they decided it was not a knockdown.
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  Near Perfect Performance For Pedraza  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

To get a shot at one more world title Welterweight Jose Pedraza (27-3, 13 KO’s) was going to have to put on an eye-catching performance against Mikkel LesPierre (22-2-1, 10 KO’s). Finally squaring off after a Covid-19 related delay a couple of weeks ago the two were center stage in “The Bubble.”
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  On This Day: July 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Tokyo, Japan:
Yutaka Niida won a 12 round UD over Noel Arambulet to regain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 10 round UD over Daniel Seda.
Eliseo Castillo won a 10 round UD over Michael Moorer.
Diosbelys Hurtado TKO'd Leo Edwards in the 2nd round.
2003, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Dae-Kyung Park in the 1st round to retain the PABA Featherweight Title.
1993, Seoul, Korea:
Sung Kil Moon won a 12 round SD over Carlos Gabriel Salazar to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Saman Sorjaturong in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1931, Cleveland, Ohio:
Max Schmeling TKO'd Young Stribling in the 15th round to Retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Jose Pedraza 143.9 vs. Mikkel LesPierre 143.5
Albert Bell 133 vs. Mark Bernaldez 132
Elvis Rodriguez 140.2 vs. Dan Murray 139.2
Patrick Mailata 284 vs. Kingsley Ibeh 284.1
Robeisy Ramirez 125.1 vs. Adan Gonzales 125.4
Carlos Jackson 125.1 vs. Jose Enrique Vivas 125.9

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


  Zepeda vs. Castaneda & Takam vs. Forrest Headline Week 5 Shows Inside The MGM Grand "Bubble"  
A southpaw stylist weighing 140 pounds and a 250-plus-pound heavyweight will enter “The Bubble” spotlight at MGM Grand for Week 5 of Top Rank on ESPN's Summer Series.

On Tuesday, July 7, two-time world title challenger and top junior welterweight contender Jose “Chon” Zepeda will face Kendo Castaneda in a 10-round clash of styles. Two days later on Thursday, July 9, longtime heavyweight contender Carlos Takam will fight Jerry “Slug” Forrest in a 10-rounder.
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  On This Day: July 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Bristol, England:
Corrie Sanders TKO'd Jorge Valdes in the 1st round to retain the WBU Heavyweight Title.
Sacramento, California:
Willie Jorin won a 12 round SD over Aristead Clayton to win the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Dublin, Ireland:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Justin Fortune in the 4th round of a non-title bout.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round MD over Arthur Johnson to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Orlin Norris TKO'd Arthur Williams in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Jae-Won Choi in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1989, Crotone, Italy:
Brian Mitchell won a 9 round TD over Jackie Beard to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Saucedo Slugs His Way To Victory  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The main event started out looking like it was going to be a quick one. Super Lightweight Alex Saucedo (30-1,19 KO’s) jumped all over Sonny Fredrickson (21-3, 14 KO’s) like a cheap suit, but somehow Sonny survived the early onslaught. After that it became a showcase evening for the new and improved Saucedo.

Over the course of the ten round show Saucedo put on a magnificent display of some new skills along with the some of his old fire that has made him a fan favorite. The long and lean Frederickson proved to be a tough customer. Although he labored on the ropes and was eating a lot of leather, he also did some fine work in the center of the ring catching Saucedo with numerous flush shots.
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  On This Day: July 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Saitama, Japan:
Julien Lorcy won a 12 round UD over Takanori Hatakeyama to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
1995, Fleetwood, England:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Juan Polo Perez in the 2nd round to retain the WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Dele Deciento in the 2nd round.
1987, London, England:
Terry Marsh TKO'd Akio Kameda in the 7th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Leon Morris in the 1st round.
1969, Houston, Texas:
George Foreman KO'd Fred Askew in the 1st round. Foreman's 2nd Pro Bout.
1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Carlos Ortiz TKO'd Sugar Ramos in the 4th round to retain the WBA and WBC Lightweight Titles.

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Pawn Ry
 
By William Trillo

As defined by dictionary.com
Pawn: a chess piece of the smallest size and value,
a person used by others for their own purposes


On Monday afternoon Golden Boy Promotions sent out not one but two press releases announcing they will be once again promoting shows for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown. Notable fighters on the two summer cards include Jorge Linares, Javier Fortuna and Hector Tanajara.
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  Jorge Linares vs. Javier Fortuna WBC Diamond Lightweight Championship Aug. 28 At Fantasy Springs  
A high-stakes battle of international proportions heads to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. as Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) takes on Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the WBC Diamond Lightweight Championship. The fights will take place on Friday, August 28 and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  Julio Cesar Martinez Meets McWilliams Arroyo As Matchroom Boxing USA Returns Aug. 15 In Tulsa  
Julio Cesar Martinez will defend his WBC World Flyweight title against #1 ranked McWilliams Arroyo as Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA return to action in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday August 15, exclusively live on DAZN in the US.

Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) makes the second defense of his crown against Arroyo, in a main event brought to you in association with Canelo Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions, having thrilled Texas with his first defense of the belt in Matchroom Boxing’s last show before the COVID-19 pandemic in February, coming out on top of an enthralling 12 round battle with Welshman Jay Harris.
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  Knockout King Vergil Ortiz Jr. To Headline
Against Samuel Vargas In July 24 Main Event
 
Golden Boy, DAZN and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino are proud to announce the return of world-class professional boxing in Southern California! In the main event of this long-awaited comeback, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KOs) will defend his WBA Gold Welterweight Title against Samuel Vargas (31-5-2, 14 KOs) in a 12-round bout.
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  On This Day: June 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Nicolay Valuev TKO'd George Lineberger in the 1st round to win the PABA Heavyweight Title.
Michael Clark won a 4 round TD over Leavander Johnson to win the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Demarcus Corley TKO'd Felix Flores in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Johnny Tapia KO'd Cesar Soto in the 3rd round.
1992, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 10 round UD over Jorge Castro.
1990, Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO'd Shunichi Nakajima in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1975, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round UD over Joe Bugner to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
New York, New York:
Carlos Monzon TKO'd Tony Licata in the 10th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Victor Galindez won a 15 round UD over Jorge Ahumada to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas  
Alex Saucedo 140.8 vs. Sonny Fredrickson 140.9
Josue Vargas 140.5 vs. Salvador Briceno 138.2
John Bauza 139.3 vs. Larry Fryers 138.9
Donte Stubbs 160.2 vs. Isiah Jones 159.3

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


  Kermit Cintron To Sergio Martinez:
"We Have Unfinished Business"
 
Former Two-time world welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (39-6, 30 KOs) would like to let former world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, that if he were to comeback, it should be against him.

After recent reports that Martinez will end his retirement, Cintron is adamant that a rematch of the two world champions is inevitable.
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  On This Day: June 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Ray Mercer in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.
1997, Ratchaburi, Thailand:
Pichitnoi Sitbangprachen won a 12 round UD over Sang-Chul Lee to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1996, Alice, EC, South Africa:
Mbulelo Botile TKO'd Bong Arlos in the 9th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Indio, California:
Henry Akinwande KO'd Jeremy Williams in the 3rd round to Win the Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Kitichai Preecha in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1969, Mexico City, Mexico:
Jose Napoles TKO'd Curtis Cokes in the 10th round to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Titles.

  Berchelt Batters Valenzuela  
By William Trillo
Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Miguel Berchelt (38-1, 34 KO’s) stepped up in weight to take on Lightweight Eleazar Valenzuela (21-14-4, 13 KO’s) in a non-title stay busy bout. As expected Berchelt threw a bevy of punches in every round as he overwhelmed a game Valenzuela.
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  On This Day: June 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Daniel Santos won a 12 round UD over Fulgencio Zuniga to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Miguel Cotto KO'd Ray Martinez in the 2nd round to win the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Byron Mitchell in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1997, Norfolk, England:
Herbie Hide TKO'd Tony Tucker to win the Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield won a 3 round DQ over Mike Tyson to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title. (Ear biting Incident)
1991, Lewiston, Maine:
Joey Gamache TKO'd Jerry Ngobeni in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson and Jeff Fenech fought to a 12 round Draw. Nelson Retains WBC Featherweight Title (Very Controversial Decision).
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Razor Ruddock.
1980, London, England:
Alan Minter KO'd Vito Antuofermo in the 8th round to retain the WBC and WBA Middleweight Title.

  Weights From Mexico City  
Miguel Berchelt 135 vs. Eleazar Valenzuela 135.5
Omar Aguilar 140 vs. Dante Jardon 141
Alan David Picaso 121.2 vs. Florentino Perez 121.2
Rafael Espinoza 127.8 vs. Luis Guzman 127.8
Ruben Aguilar 141.1 vs. Emanuel Herrera 141.1

Venue: TV Azteca Studios
Promoter: Zanfer


  On This Day: June 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tokyo, Japan:
Lakva Sim TKO'd Takanori Hatakeyama in the 5th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Shane Mosley KO'd Wilfredo Ruiz in the 5th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1994, Bangkok, Thailand:
Leo Gamez and Kaaj Chartbandit fought to a 12 round Draw, Gamez retains WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1992, Gorle, Italy:
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round MD over Freddy Cruz to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Quinto do Lago, Portugal:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Ron Essett to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson KO'd Michael Spinks in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1987, Montreal, Canada:
Matthew Hilton won a 15 round UD over Buster Drayton to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  Moloney Masterful In Defeating Baez  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Now you know why they call him “Mayhem”. Bantamweight Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KO’s) made mincemeat out of Leonardo Baez (18-3, 9 KO’s). From top to bottom, inside and out Maloney looked world class tonight in a dominant and impressive performance.

Not deterred by the size and length of Baez, it was all Mayem, especially on the inside. While Baez was all about wild long winging punches Maloney was either beating him to the punch or making him miss and countering with wicked punches.
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  2020 ESPY Winner Kim Clavel
Returns July 21 Live On ESPN
 
Undefeated light flyweight boxer Kim Clavel, who won the 2020 Pat Tillman Award for Service at the ESPYs, is ready for her next fight.

Clavel took a hiatus from the ring in March to return to work as a nurse at elder care facilities in Montreal and will make her triumphant return in a scheduled eight-round fight Tuesday, July 21 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against an opponent to be named.
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  Confident Conwell Ready To Return  
Undefeated junior middleweight standout Charles Conwell knew it was only a matter of time until his April 10 showdown against Madiyar Ashkeyev would be cancelled by COVID-19. Still, it was a disappointment when the most significant bout of his career got called off.

With gyms also closing for health and safety purposes, the 2016 Olympian was without boxing for the first time since childhood.
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  On This Day: June 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, New York, New York:
George Jones TKO'd Beethaeven Scottland in the 10th round. (Scottland fell into a coma shortly afterwards then passed away 6 days later).
1999, London, England:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Herbie Hide in the 2nd round to win the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Johnny Tapia to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Aldo Rios to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1993, London, England:
Nigel Benn KO'd Lou Gent in the 4th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1976, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Carlos Monzon won a 15 round UD over Rodrigo Valdez to unify the WBC and WBA Middleweight Titles.
1972, New York City:
Roberto Duran TKO'd Ken Buchanan in the 13th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1959, Bronx, New York:
Ingemar Johannson TKO'd Floyd Patterson in the 3rd round to win the World Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: June 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Takasago, Japan:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Toshiaki Nishioka to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1995, Newcastle, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Roger Mayweather to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Lupe Suarez in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Julian Jackson TKO'd Efren Olivo in the 1st round.
1981, Houston, Texas:
Sugar Ray Leonard TKO'd Ayub Kalule in the 9th round to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Pablo Baez in the 9th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1952, Bronx, New York:
Joey Maxim TKO'd Sugar Ray Robinson in the 14th round to retain the World Light Heavyweight Title.
1948, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis KO'd Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Jason Moloney 117.7 vs. Leonardo Baez 118.3
Abraham Nova 131.9 vs. Avery Sparrow 131.5
Orlando Gonzalez 126 vs. Luis Porozo 125
Vlad Panin 149 lbs vs. Benjamin Whitaker 149
Clay Burns 143.6 vs. Reymond Yanong 143
Waldo Cortes 246.9 lbs vs. Kingsley Ibeh 286.4

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


  High Drama In "The Bubble":
Franco Snags Moloney’s World Title
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Joshua Franco (17-1-2, 8 KO’s) destroyed all the plans of Super Flyweight Champion Andrew Moloney (21-1, 14 KO’s) when he systematically broke down the champ and walked out of “The Bubble” with the World Boxing Association World Super Flyweight Title around his waist.
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  Pedraza vs. LesPierre & Saucedo vs. Fredrickson Headline Week 4 Cards Inside The Bubble  
Jose Pedraza and Mikkel LesPierre will give it another shot. The junior welterweights will face off in the 10-round main event Thursday, July 2 from the MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom. Pedraza-LesPierre was originally scheduled for June 18, but the bout was postponed after LesPierre’s manager tested positive for COVID-19.
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  On This Day: June 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Irvine, California:
Librado Andrade won a 12 round UD over Tito Mendoza to win the Vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
2003, Buffalo, New York:
Joe Mesi TKO'd Robert Davis in the 1st round to win the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.
2000, Glasgow, Scotland:
Zab Judah won a 12 round UD over Junior Witter to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Lou Savarese in the 1st round.
Silvio Branco won a 12 round UD over Robin Reid to retain the WBU Super Middleweight Title.
1995, Cartagena, Columbia:
Harold Grey won a 12 round SD over Julio Cesar Borboa to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Uriah Grant to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Vinny Pazienza in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1968, New York, New York:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Manuel Ramos in the 2nd round to retain the NYSAC Heavyweight Title.

  Round 12: Fathers In Boxing  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – Son of José Sulaimán – President of WBC
We just celebrated Father’s Day all around the world. There are those who are still fortunate enough to enjoy their dads in this life. If so, then it’s time to hug them, kiss them, talk to them and thank them for everything they have done, even though this might have to be “virtual” due to the terrible pandemic the world is suffering. The rest of us will be meditating and talking with our Old Man looking up to the sky, even though he is no longer physically here with us.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Andrew Moloney 114.6 vs. Joshua Franco 115
(WBA Super Flyweight Title)
Christopher Diaz 124.9 vs. Jason Sanchez 126
Joseph Adorno 136 vs. Alexis del Bosque 134.2
Rolando Vargas 137 vs. Miguel Contreras 137.4
Helaman Olguin 290 vs. Adam Stewart 232.1

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


  On This Day: June 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Zab Judah KO'd Allan Vester in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Oktay Urkal to retain the WBC and WBA Light Welterweight Titles.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Javier Castillejo to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Lehlohonlo in the 6th round to win the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Agapito Sanchez KO'd Jorge Eliecer Monsalvo in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
2000, Merida, Mexico:
Guty Espadas won a 12 round UD over Wethya Sakmuangklang to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi:
Eric Harding won a 12 round UD over Antonio Tarver in a non-title bout.
1993, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Steve Cruz won a 15 round UD over Barry McGuigan to win the WBC Featherweight Title. 1986 RING Fight of the Year!
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Mark Medal in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1969, New York, New York:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Jerry Quarry in the 7th round to retain the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Ring Magazine 1969 Fight of the Year.

  On This Day: June 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Pedro Alcazar in the 6th round to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title. (Alcazar Passed away two days later due to un-detected brain injury)
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Erik Morales to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Justin Juuko in the 5th round.
1996, Dortmund, Germany:
Michael Moorer won a 12 round SD over Axel Schulz to win the Vacant IBF Heavyweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round MD over Michael Watson to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
1979, New York City, New York:
Larry Holmes TKO'd Mike Weaver in the 12th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
1938, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis KO'd Max Schmeling in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. One of the Sports All-Time most Famed Events.
1937, Chicago, Illinois:
Joe Louis KO'd Jim Braddock in the 8th round to win the NBA Heavyweight Title.

  Navarrete Train Keeps Rolling Along  
By William Trillo
Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Like a locomotive heading downhill Featherweight Emanuel Navarrete (32-1, 28 KO’s) steamrolled Uriel Lopez (13-14-1, 6 KO’s). As per usual Navarrete started slowly but with each and every passing round he would keep turning up the heat.
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  On This Day: June 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Vitali Klitschko in the 6th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title. Fight stopped due to severe cut over Klitschko's eye.
1997, Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Gary Ballard in the 5th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Nana Konadu TKO'd Daorung Chuvatana in the 7th Round to regain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Uriah Grant won a 12 round MD over Adopho Washington to win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1980, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Salvador Sanchez TKO'd Danny Lopez in the 14th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1940, Portland, Maine:
Henry Armstrong TKO'd Paul Junior in the 3rd round to Retain the World Welterweight Title.
1932, Long Island City, New York:
Jack Sharkey won a 15 round SD over Max Schmeling to win the NBA World Heavyweight Title.
Jim Braddock won a 5 round decision over Vincent Parrile in the Walk out bout after Sharkey/Schmeling.

  Weights From Mexico City  
Emanuel Navarrete 127 vs. Uriel López 127
Carlos Ornelas 127 vs. Edwin Palomares 126
Sergio Chirino Sánchez 126 vs. Gustavo Alan Piña 126
Ivan Armando Garcia 113 vs. Roberto Palomares 113
Jessica Nery Plata 112 vs. Edith de Jesus Flores 112

Venue: TV Azteca Studios
Promoter: Zanfer


  On This Day: June 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Juan Cabrera in the 4th round to win the WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1981, London, England:
Alexis Arguello won a 15 round UD over Jim Watt to win the WBC Lightweight Title.
1980, Montreal, Canada:
Roberto Duran won a 15 round UD over Sugar Ray Leonard to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Trevor Berbick KO'd John Tate in the 9th round.
1975, Inglewood, California:
Ruben Olivares TKO'd Bobby Chacon in the 2nd round to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
1966, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Carlos Ortiz TKO'd Johnny Bizzarro in the 12th round to retain the WBC and WBA Lightweight Title.
1960, New York, New York:
Floyd Patterson KO'd Ingemar Johansson in the 5th round to regain the World Heavyweight Championship.
1940, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis TKO'd Arturo Godoy in the 8th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Flores Jr. Impresses In ESPN Spotlight  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Lightweight Gabriel Flores Jr. (18-0, 6 KO’s) unexpectedly stepped into the spotlight against Josec Ruiz (21-1-3, 14 KO’s) when the scheduled main event on ESPN was KO’d by Covid-19. Not letting the opportunity get by, Flores may have never looked better. Using a skillful mix of punches and ring generalship, Flores kept the hapless Ruiz at bay and off balance over the ten round demolition.
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  On This Day: June 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd William Abelyan in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Carson, California:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Paulie in the 10th round.
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 9th round. to Win the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Antonio Hernandez to win the WBA Super Featherweight (Interim) Title.
1993, San Diego, California:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Maurice Blocker in the 2nd round to win the IBF Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Troy Waters in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1946, Bronx, New York (Yankee Stadium):
Joe Louis KO'd Billy Conn in the 8th round of their rematch to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Pedraza vs. LesPierre Bout Canceled
Following Positive COVID-19 Result
 
Gabriel Flores Jr.—Josec Ruiz elevated to main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET)
Tonight’s Top Rank on ESPN main event between Jose Pedraza and Mikkel LesPierre has been canceled after LesPierre’s manager, Jose Taveras, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this morning. The Gabriel Flores Jr.-Josec Ruiz lightweight bout has been elevated to the main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET).
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Jose Pedraza 140.4 vs. Mikkel LesPierre 141*
*(BOUT CANCELED)

Adrian Servin 118 vs. Robert Rodriguez 120.3
Victor Rodriguez 140.2 vs. Justin Horsley 140.7
Frevian Gonzalez 129.4 vs. Jose Martinez 127.8
David Kaminsky 164.3 vs. Clay Collard 163.6
Gabriel Flores Jr 132.4 vs. Josec Ruiz 132.4

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Round 12: Boxing Is Back  
By Mauricio Sulaimán / WBC President – Son of José Sulaimán
Top Rank, one of the world’s most powerful boxing companies, which is led by legendary Bob Arum, has restarted activity at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After three months of total silence in our sport, there were two shows on Tuesday and Thursday, in which a total of 10 fights were held.
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  On This Day: June 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Del Mar, California:
Brian Viloria TKO'd Francisco Soto in the 5th round to win the WBC Youth Flyweight Title.
1999, Fayetteville, North Carolina:
Larry Holmes TKO'd James "Bonecrusher" Smith in the 8th round to win the Vacant Legends of Boxing Heavyweight Title.
Greg Page TKO'd Tim Witherspoon in the 7th round.
Billy Costello won a 10 round SD over Juan LaPorte.
1995, New Orleans, Louisiana:
James Toney TKO'd Freddie Delgado in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBU Light heavyweight Title.
1993, Newcastle, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Robert Rivera in the 1st round.
1989, Stateline, Nevada:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Tyrone Jackson in the 8th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Rocky Lockridge KO'd Mike Zena in the 8th round.

  The Bubble Bursts In Las Vegas
Plania Upsets Greer;
DeMarco Schools Santillan, But Suffers Loss
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Earlier in the day at the Las Vegas Sports Books the money started coming in heavy on the underdog. It wouldn’t be long before the favorite Super bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr (22-2 -1, 12 KO’s) would find out why.

In the first round Mike Plania (24-1, 12 KO’s) launched a left hook that set Greer down before he knew what hit him. Greer got back up but be certain the bookies had concerns. Plania remained in control over the next few rounds as Greer had no answer for the unheralded challenger.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas Forced To Postpone; Eye Surgery For Butler
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Ranked third contender by the WBC in the heavyweight division, the Montrealer Colombian Oscar Rivas (26-1-0) is forced to postpone his fight with the French Carlos Takam (38-5-1), scheduled for July 14th in Las Vegas. Rivas injured his right elbow in a training session in Montréal few days ago. Apparently, he will be obliged to get a surgery this summer.
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  On This Day: June 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Seoul, Korea:
Yo Sam Choi KO'd Chart Kiapetch in the 5th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Mexico City, Mexico:
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Luiz Freitas in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title
Agapito Sanchez TKO'd Gerardo Martinez in the 11th round to win the WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title.
Bell Gardens, California:
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round MD over Stevie Johnston to win the WBC Lightweight title. 2000 Upset of the Year.
Los Angeles, California:
Shane Mosley won a 12 round SD over Oscar De La Hoya to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Diego Corrales KO'd Justin Juuko in the 10th round to win the IBA Super Featherweight Title.
Erik Morales KO'd Mike Juarez in the 3rd round.
1997, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
John Ruiz TKO'd Ray Anis in the 1st round to retain the NABF Heavyweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Riddick Bowe KO'd Jorge Luis Gonzalez in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.

  From Australia To The MGM Grand: Identical Twins Andrew & Jason Moloney Set For Las Vegas Debuts  
From Down Under to “The Bubble,” Australia’s Moloney twins — Andrew and Jason — are set for their Las Vegas debuts.

Andrew “The Monster” Moloney will make the first defense of his WBA super flyweight world title Tuesday, June 23 from the MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom against Joshua “El Professor” Franco (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET). Moloney-Franco will be the first men’s boxing world title bout since February 29.
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  On This Day: June 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Hermosillo, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo KO'd Sung-Ho Yuh in the 1st round to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
Budapest, Hungary:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over Aldo Nazareno Rios to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Julio Pablo Chacon TKO'd Istvan Kovacs in the 6th round to win the WBO Featherweight Title.
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Tim Austin TKO'd Steve Dotse in the 6th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Felix Machado won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Pastrana to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
2000, Indio, California:
Antonio Diaz won a 12 round UD over Omar Weis to win the IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Antonio Margarito TKO'd David Kamau in the 2nd round to win the WBO NABO Welterweight Title.
Julio Diaz TKO'd Gustavo Cuello in the 5th round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Wilfredo Vazquez in the 9th round to win the Vacant NABF Lightweight Title.
1996, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
Larry Holmes (in one of his comebacks) scored a one punch KO over Anthony Willis in the 8th round.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Joshua Greer Jr. 120 vs. Mike Plania 119.5
 

Bobirzhan Mominov 152 vs. Cameron Krael 147.8
 

Hector Perez 221 vs. Juan Torres 250
 

Nikoloz Sekhniashvili 159.25 vs. Isiah Jones 158.3
 

Giovani Santillan 148 vs. Antonio DeMarco 147

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Undefeated Welterweight Prospect
Giovani Santillan Training Camp Notes
 
Undefeated welterweight prospect Giovani Santillan (25-0, 15 KO), who is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing and Top Rank Inc., will face former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-8-1, 24 KOs), on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 on ESPN. The 10-round bout will serve as the co-main event for Joshua Greer Jr. (22-1-1, 12 KOs) versus Mike Plania (23-1, 12 KOs). The Top Rank broadcast will start on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
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  On This Day: June 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Elk Grove Village, Illinois:
Omar Sheika won a 10 round UD over Manu Ntoh.
Chris Thomas TKO'd Rich LaMontagne in the 2nd round.
1996, Sendai, Japan:
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round MD over Eric Chavez to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
General Santos City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Bert Batiller in the 4th round.
Jacksonville, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Eric Lucas in the 12th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Kevin Kelley KO'd Derrick Gainer in the 8th round to retain
the WBU Featherweight Title.
Keith Mullings TKO'd Anthony Bradley in the 3rd round.
1991, San Antonio, Texas:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round UD over Akeem Anifowoshe to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title (1991 Fight of the Year Ring Magazine)
Welcome Ncita won a 12 round UD over Hurley Snead to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  On This Day: June 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Madgeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over David Starie to retain the IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Oktay Urkal won a 12 round UD over Eamonn Magee to retain the European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 10 round UD over Tony Pep.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Louis Monaco in the 2nd round.
Cory Spinks won a 6 round UD over Abraham Bruno.
1997, Cebu, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa KO'd Seung-Koo Lee in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
San Antonio, Texas:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round SD over Anatoly Alexandrov to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd David Kamau in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won an 8 round UD over Jose Rodriguez.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 6 round UD over Larry O'Shields
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  On This Day: June 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Seoul, Korea:
In Joo Cho KO'd Pone Saengmorakot in the 8th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Genaro Rios in the 8th round to win the WBA Featherweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Cesar Bazan won a 12 round SD over Stevie Jihnston to win the WBC Lightweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Patrick Charpentier in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1997, Oberhausen, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski won a 12 round UD over Vigil Hill to win the WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight, and retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Titles.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Paul Ashley in the 2nd round.
1992, Mexico City, Mexico:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Jose Montiel in the 2nd round to retain the Mexican Super Flyweight Title.
Portland, Maine:
Joey Gamache TKO'd Chil-Sung Chun in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBA Lightweight Title.

  Magdaleno By DQ;
Lopez Grabs NABF Title
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

In the main event on ESPN Super Featherweight Jessie Magdaleno (28-1, 18 KO’s) was fouled over and over again by Yenifel Vicente (36-5-2, 28 KO’s) until the referee had no choice but to halt the proceedings in the tenth round after what seemed to be low blow # 7 delivered by Vicente.
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  USA Boxing Pays Tribute To The Memory
Of Iconic Trainer/Cut-Man Jimmy Glenn
 
Last month, sadly, boxing lost one of its most popular, respected, and beloved individuals, iconic New York City trainer/cut-man Jimmy Glenn, who died at the age of 89 due to COVID-19 complications.

Glenn moved from his native South Carolina to New York City in the 1940s, where he became a 14-2 amateur boxer, beaten in the Golden Gloves by future world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson.
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