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Ituarte Wins Junior NABF Title Over Zarate
GGG, Canelo & One Armed Bandits "Bombs Away"
Tuscaloosan To English Translator
Chavez Jr. Escapes Under GGG Announcement
Canelo Tortures Chavez
Lemieux Beats Reyes By Unanimous Decision
Gamboa Dropped, Dizzy & Done
Lemieux: "Reyes Is No Puncher Compared To Me"
Canelo & Chavez Ready For "Mexican Civil War"
Oscar Valdez Retains WBO Featherweight Crown
Both Mendez & Roman Win By Early Stoppage

Rodriguez Gets Huge Victory Over Mendez
ROC Bottom
Ward vs. Kovalev 2: Borderline
Ward Stops Kovalev In The 8th Round
Rigondeaux Still World Champion
Boxing Troops Rally Around Injured Franco
The Lowest Common Denominator
Stevenson Demolishes Fonfara In Two Rounds
Brook Gets DiSPENCEd

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  Brunson Stops Cintron In Classic Philly Slugfest  
In a fight that exceeded it's high expectations, Tyrone Brunson came back from two 4th round knockdowns to come back in the very next round to send former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron to the canvas three times, and win the Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title via 5th round stoppage at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
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  Rodriguez Gets Huge Victory Over Mendez;
Roman Defeats Martinez
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

This past Friday night, Thompson Boxing Promotions brought us Path to Glory, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The main event featured Manuel Mendez (15-2-2, 11 KOs) going up against Mohamed Rodriguez (10-4, 4 KOs). This fight was slated to go eight rounds, and was in the junior welterweight division.
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  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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Another Canadian Boxer In Coma
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — Another Canadian boxer is in a coma after a lost by KO. May 27th in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the Canadian light heavyweight David Whittom (12-24-1), from Québec City, lost by KO in the 10th round against Kary Kopas (8-11-2), from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Whittom stayed on the canvas for several minutes. He was escorted on a stretcher, transported to an hospital, and he is in a coma since that time.
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  Unbeaten Taras Shelestyuk vs. Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez Headlines July 1 In Sacramento, Ca.  
Thompson Boxing Promotions heads to Northern California on Friday, July 1st to promote its first show in Sacramento starring unbeaten, Olympic bronze medalist Taras 'The Real Deal" Shelestyuk (15-0, 9 KOs).

The highly ranked Shelestyuk (WBO No. 5) faces fellow welterweight Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the "Locked n' Loaded" 8-round main event from Omega Products International, an outdoor venue.
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  Baltimore Pro Boxing Returns
July 13 With Tribute Card
 
Baltimore Pro Boxing will pay tribute to the late Murray “Bushwacker” Smith Sr. when they return to Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD Thursday, July 13th for an exciting pro-am fight card.

The father of Baltimore Boxing Owner Jake Smith, Murray Smith Sr. was a lifelong fixture in Baltimore and promoted various events. He passed away in 2013 after battling melanoma. Baltimore Boxing will honor him during the evening.
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  Weights From Miami  
Marcos Escuderos 174 vs. Eric Abraham 179.1
Eduardo Perez 155.2 vs. Donald Woods 150
Jessy Cruz 125.2 vs. Angel Monrreal 125
Ulysses Diaz 191.2 vs. Rashad Jones 182
Robert Daniels 175 vs. James Rodriguez 173.2
Chris Velez 147.2 vs. Javier Garcia 146.4
JD Martinez 154.6 vs. Randy Hedderick 153.6

Venue: Deauville Beach Resort
Promoter: Warriors Boxing


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Kermit Cintron 153.8 vs. Tyrone Brunson 153.6
Victor Vazquez 138 vs. Anthony Burgin 137.3
Steven Ortiz 134.1 vs. Tyrome Jones 135.5
Jerome Conquest 131.2 vs. Jae Ho Kim 131.9
Brandon Robinson 163.3 vs. Rafael Valencia 166.4
Daryl Bunting 164.9 vs. Gregory Clark 162.8
Marcus Bates 123 vs. Roberto Pucheta 123.1
Colby Madison 244.6 vs. Joel Caudle 267
Chaise Nelson 125.2 vs. Jordan Peters 125.1

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia


  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.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
Los Angeles Press Conference
 
Photo: Marlene Marquez

Lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/IBO/IBF/WBA Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) today closed out their international press tour with a red carpet film premiere for "I am Boxing" at the AVALON Hollywood that included a Q&A panel hosted by Mario Lopez. Canelo vs. Golovkin are set to clash on Saturday, September 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
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  Terrific Undercard Set For Kermit Cintron vs.
Tyrone Brunson Saturday At The 2300 Arena
 
This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, boxing fans will be treated to one of the best cards to hit Philadelphia in years as King's Promotions will put on a nine-bout card that is filled with fight's that are evenly matched top to bottom.
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  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.

  Manuel Mendez Looking To Put On
A Show Friday Night In Ontario, CA
 
The boxing community first witnessed the power punching ability of Manuel "La Tormenta" Mendez (15-1-2, 11 KOs) last November on a SHOWTIME broadcast. He eviscerated the previously unbeaten Vitor Jones Freitas with a crushing left hook to the body in the first round.

On Friday night, Mendez plans to apply his signature power to fellow lightweight Mohamed Rodriguez (9-4, 3 KOs). The pair headline Thompson Boxing's "Path to Glory" 8-round main event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  New Series "Viernes De Campeones" Starts July 21 In San Juan, Featuring Amanda Serrano,
Jeyvier Cintron & Jonathan Oquendo
 
With a title defense of five-time world champion Amanda Serrano, Puerto Rico's debut of two-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintron and the return to the ring of former world title challenger Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo, PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP presents the new series "Viernes de Campeones", starting on Friday, July 21st, at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan.
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  Weights From Los Angeles  
Jaber Zayani 134.8 vs. Mike Fowler 133
Kevin Vasquez 143 vs. Derion Chapman 145.4
Bryan Flores 155.2 vs. Jordan Marriott 156
Ruben Campos 139 vs. Paul Huguez 138.6
Zachary Wohlman 148 vs. Matthew Murphy 148
Seniesa Estrada 107. vs. Rachel Sazoff 104.8
Jessy Martinez 148 vs. Vicente Guzman 148.4
Miguel Alcantara 125.4 vs. Javier Cepeda 126.2


Promoters: Pr Sports, Bash Boxing, And Lights Out Promotions
Venue: Exchange L.a. Nightclub In Los Angeles, Cailfornia


  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.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
New York City Press Conference
 
Photo: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Lineal and RING Magazine World Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (Right) and World WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin pose in New York on June 20, 2017 at the Press Conference to announce thier September 16, 2017 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The super fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.


  Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia
Los Angeles Press Conference
 
Photos: Idris Erba - Mayweather Promotions

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia completed a two-day media tour that took them from coast-to-coast and culminated with a Los Angeles press conference Tuesday to discuss their super lightweight showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, July 29 live on SHOWTIME. Broner vs. Garcia is presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
Tickets On Sale Thursday, June 22
 
Tickets for the Saturday, Sept. 16 showdown for supremacy between lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and IBO/IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), for which fans have been clamoring, will go on sale Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. In what may be boxing's best, most competitive fight in 2017, the mega-event will feature two of the most popular and powerful fighters in the storied middleweight division fighting for ultimate supremacy and glory.
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  Will Mayweather-McGregor Break PPV Records?  
As you may have heard by now, future Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Mayweather will put his 49-0 record and, frankly, his legacy, on the line Aug. 26 against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor, he of the zero professional boxing matches in his career, is taking very heavy action thus far at Bovada. He was a +950 underdog months ago but is now +375. Mayweather was as low as -2200 but is currently -550. Bovada will have competitive odds leading up to this one-of-a-kind fight, so review them before placing some action.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
ROC Bottom
 
By William Trillo

As defined by urbandictionary.com “Rock Bottom”: A state of being wherein you feel as if you cannot sink any lower emotionally, psychologically, or physically.

As I walked into The Event Center at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Saturday night to cover the ROC NATION promoted Ward vs. Kovalev rematch the only palpable buzz surrounding the event came from the busloads of EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) attendees who were busy doing whatever it is they do at their event.
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  Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
London Press Conference
 
Photo: Lawrence Lustig - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Lineal and RING Magazine World Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez and World WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin pose in London at the Press Conference to announce thier September 16, 2017 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The super fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.


  Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia
New York Press Conference
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before they battle in one of the premier matchups of the summer that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, July 29 live on SHOWTIME. Broner vs. Garcia is presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Claressa Shields Dominates To Win WBC
Silver Belt, Sets Detroit Brawl Gate Record
 
Photo: Boy Ryder

In just her first eight-round fight, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields scored a spectacular unanimous decision victory last Friday, June 16, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit to win the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title.
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  Pacquiao vs. Horn To Be Shown Live On ESPN July 1  
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion and the only sitting Senator to capture a world championship belt, will add another first to his burgeoning list of Hall of Fame-caliber accomplishments with his live debut on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (also streaming live on the ESPN app) on Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The fight will be called ringside by ESPN commentators Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas. They will be joined by guest analyst Timothy Bradley, Jr., a former two-division world champion recently trained by Teddy Atlas who has met Pacquiao three times in the ring, winning their first match in a decision. ESPN Deportes will pair Jorge Eduardo Sanchez and Juan Manuel Márquez to call the main event in Spanish, with prefight commentary from Pablo Viruega, Leopoldo Gonzalez, Claudia Trejos and Juan Manuel Márquez.
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  Elite Prospect Michael Dutchover Highlights
"Path To Glory" Undercard Friday Night
 
Junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (4-0, 4 KOs), a highly accomplished amateur and recently turned professional, highlights Friday night's "Path to Glory" undercard from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Watch Dutchover vs. Carrizoza and the rest of the 6-fight card on TB Presents: Path To Glory, live streaming on ThompsonBoxing.com and Facebook Live beginning at 7:45 p.m. PST / 10:45 p.m. EST.
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  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.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Ward vs. Kovalev II: Borderline
 
By William Trillo
Photo: David Spagnolo - Main Events

If there is one thing we know about Light Heavyweight Champion Andre Ward is that he knows how to win no matter what it takes. He has been called a dirty fighter by many at times. After his TKO victory over Sergey Kovalev many will say his tactics were right on the borderline. In fact that is how the low punches delivered by Ward on Kovalev's belt line have been described, right on the borderline. Whether or not you think those punches were legal or not it's clear those blows took Kovalev out of his game.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kathy Duva Will Contest Ward’s Win
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: William Trillo

LAS VEGAS - Sergey Kovalev’s promoter, Kathy Duva, the big boss of the Main Event Group, will contest the Andre Ward victory. Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, the Californian Andre Ward made a successful defense of his WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight championship of the world, in beating the Russian Sergey Kovalev by TKO in the eight round.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
First Title For Simon Kean
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS — The heavyweight Simon Kean, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, won his first title in pro boxing title Saturday evening in the ring of the Olympia Theatre in Montréal downtown.

Involved in the main event of this boxing show organized by The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, Kean (10-0-) captured the IBO Intercontinental championship, in beating the Brazilian Luis Nascimendo (23-15-0) by KO in the fifth round.
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  Fidel Maldonado Jr. Split Decisions Pablo Cesar
Cano At Tostitos Championship Plaza At The Star
 
The Texas fans were treated to a big night of knockouts and rising star talents on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, following a hard-fought main event between WBC Fecarbox Super Lightweight Champion Fidel "The Atrisco Kid" Maldonado (24-3-1, 19 KOs) and Pablo "El Demoledor" Cesar Cano (30-6-1, 21 KOs).
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  Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez
Stops Jose Rodriguez In The Third Round
 
Wichita hero and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Nico Hernandez, dominated Jose "Mexican Diablo" Rodriguez in last night's "KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire" main event, which aired on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
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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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Ward Stops Kovalev In The 8th Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Marlene Marquez

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas bookies knew what there were doing in establishing the Californian Andre Ward the winner. Ward stayed undefeated Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, in beating the Russian Sergey Kovalev by TKO after 2.38 minutes of the eighth round. With this victory, Ward (32-0, 16 KO's) kept his WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight championship of the world.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rigondeaux Still World Champion, In Near Disaster
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Marlene Marquez

LAS VEGAS - The Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux proceeded to a defend his WBA super bantamweight championship of the world, Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas… and the fight turned into a near disaster! Rigondeaux knocked the Mexican, Moses Flores, out in the first round, but the KO looked illegal.
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  Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Roman Gonzalez
Rematch Headlines Tripleheader Sept. 9
 
The Super Flyweight Division, long one of boxing’s most exciting, filled with many of the sports’ legendary superstars, will add another chapter into its annals of memorable evenings on Saturday, September 9.

WBC Super Flyweight World Champion SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s), of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, defends his title against former champion “ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ (46-1-0, 38 KO’s), of Managua, Nicaragua, in a rematch of their epic battle this past March. The rematch headlines a tripleheader that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
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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.

  Wards Shocks Kovalev With 8th Round Stoppage  
Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KO's) retained the WBA Super World, IBF & WBO World Light Heavyweight Titles with an 8th round stoppage over Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KO's). This fight was a different style to their first, but also a very close to score one as many early rounds could have gone either way.

Kovalev did not follow through on his promise of throwing more body punches. Ward kept the body pressure, but also added some power to his punches, seemingly looking for a knockout. Ward was warned for a low blow early in the fight, but would again land a border-line waist shot, twice, which Kovalev complained about both times. Referee Tony Weeks ordered both men to continue fighting, ruling each one legal.

Heading into the 8th, the fight appeared to be a 1 round momentum heading in Wards favor, despite what HBO's Harold Lederman's unofficial card may have led you to believe, which only gave Ward two rounds up to this point. Ward landed another border-line shot which Kovalev buckled over from, but the fight continued and Ward would land a flush right hand on the chin that staggered Kovalev. Ward jumped on him and finished with 3 more border-line blows. Kovalev buckled over, expecting the referee to halt the action and penalize Ward, but instead the fight was stopped in Ward's favor at 2:29.

Kovalev said he wanted to continue and wants a third fight with Ward.

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  PPV Undercard Results From Las Vegas  
Guillermo Rigondeaux (18-0, 12 KO's) retained the WBA Super World super bantamweight title with what was ruled as a knockout win over previously unbeaten Moises Flores (25-1, 17 KO's). Rigondeaux and Flores got into a clinch and exchange that went just after the bell and saw Flores on the canvas after catching a left to the chin. Flores showed no intention of trying to rise to his feet, despite seeming to be ok. Referee Vic Drakulich then took several minutes to collaborate with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and to watch the replay numerous times to come to the conclusion that the punch was legal and awarded Rigondeaux the winner by KO.

Light Heavyweight Dmitry Bivol (11-8, 9 KO's) dropped and stopped Cedric Agnew (29-3, 15 KO's) in 4 rounds. Agnew was simply not up to the challenge as he kept his guard up with his back to the ropes for the majority of the fight, failing to throw anything at all. Bivol dropped Agnew in the 1st round with a series of left hooks. In the 4th, Agnew winced in pain after another punch on the eye and it was one too many for Referee Russell Mora as the fight was stopped at 1:27.

Middleweight Luis Arias (18-0-0-1, 9 KO's) had an easy night outboxing and stopping Arif Magomedov (18-2, 11 KO's) in the 5th. Though both threw back and forth at each other, the punches from Aries had a bigger impact as Magomedov started to hold and looked frustrated throughout. In the 5th, two big right hands to the temple sent Magomedov in a daze and down to the canvas. Upon rising to his feet, Magomedov was met with another barrage of punches and referee Robert Bryd had no choice but to waive this one off at 1:16.


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Ward Established Favorite By 3-2
To Win Rematch With Kovalev
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - If the Las Vegas bookies hit the target, the Californian Andre Ward will still WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world next Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas. The bookies established Ward favourite by 3-2.

Ward (31-0-0) will allow a rematch to the Russian Sergey Kovalev (31-1-1). Last November at the T-Mobile Arena, also in Las Vegas, Ward dethroned Kovalev as triple champion of the world of the 175 pounds division, with a controversial victory by unanimous decision. The three judges picked Ward as winner, by identical scores of 114-113, but most of the boxing writers covering the event picked Kovalev as winner by two or three points.
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Ward vs. Kovalev II Preliminary Undercards
Live Stream Today At 7pm ET/4pm PT

 


  Weights From Frisco, TX - ESPN  
Pablo Cesar Cano 139.5 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr. 140
Oscar Mojica 114.5 vs. Joshua Franco 115
Ricardo Fernandez 140 vs. Vergil Ortiz 139.25
Zachary Briones 154.25 vs. Alex Rincon 155
Eduardo Reyes 131.25* vs. Hector Tanajara Jr. 129.5
* Reyes came in 1.25lbs over
Daniel Gutierrez 125.75 vs. Javier Martinez 128.75
Even Torres 159.5 vs. Travell Mazion 159
David Fabela 132.25 vs. Kashiff Solarin 134.75

Promoter: Golden Boy
Venue: Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, TX


  Weights From Park City, Kansas - CBSSN  
Nico Hernandez 112 vs. Jose Rodriguez 112.5
Noel Esqueda 152 vs. Limberth Ponce 155
Eric Vargas 125 vs. Humberto Tellez 125
Eddie Chavez 164 vs. Luis Fernando Juanez Jasso 162
Brian Clements 144,5 vs. Bryant Montalvo 148
Juan Hollingsworth 173 vs. Matt Dixon 174.5

Venue: Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas
Promoter: KO Night Boxing


  Alexander Povetkin Moves Ahead For
July 1 Showdown With Andriy Rudenko
 
Former WBA Heavyweight Champion ALEXANDER POVETKIN, (31-1-0, 23 KO’s), is making every effort to become a world champion leading up to his July 1 fight with ANDRIY RUDENKO, (31-2-0, 19 KO’s), in Moscow, Russia for the WBO International Heavyweight Title.
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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.

  Weights From Las Vegas - HBO PPV  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Andre Ward 175 vs. Sergey Kovalev 175
(WBA, IBF & WBO Super World Light Heavyweight Titles)


Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 vs. Moises Flores 122
(WBA Super World Super Bantamweight Title)

Luis Arias vs. Arif Magomedov
Cedric Agnew 175 vs. Dmitry Bivol 174.5
Zoltan Sera 170.5 vs. Junior Younan 170.5
Fabiano Pena 166 vs. Vaughn Alexander 161
Christopher Martin 125.8 vs. Tramaine Williams 124.5

Promoters: Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions
Venue: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kathy Duva: "Kovalev Is Perfectly
Trained, Not Over Trained This Time"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The animosity between the Russian Sergey Kovalev and the Californian Andre Ward is very high…. and the respect between them very low! Kovalev (30-1-1) and Ward (31-0-0) will have a rematch Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas.

Last November at the T-Mobile Arena also in Las Vegas, Ward dethroned Kovalev as WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world, in winning by unanimous decision. The three judges scored the bout 114-113 in favour or Ward, a former super middleweight champion of the world, but most of the boxing writers covering the event picked Kovalev as winner by two or three points.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clayton Is The New WBC Americas
Continental & IBF International Champion
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The welterweight Custio Clayton, a fighter from Halifax, Nova Scotia, living now in Montréal, became WBC Americas Continental champion and IBF International champion Thursday evening in the ring of the Montreal Casino, in beating the Mexican Johnny Navarette (33-10-1) by unanimous decision in 10 rounds. It was the main event of a boxing show organized by the GYM Group.
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  Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev II
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports

On Thursday, June 15, Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs), along with their teams, participated in the Fight Week Powered by Monster Final Press Conference for their highly-anticipated showdown. Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” will take place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  Weights From Detroit  

Claressa Shields 162.4 vs. Sydney LeBlanc 164
Alexey Zubov 197.4 vs. Demetrius Banks 195.4
Jarico O'Quinn 117 vs. David Martino TBD
Bakhtiyar Eyubov 147.8 vs. Cesar Soriano 150
Serdar Hudayberdiyev 159.8 vs. Antonio Urista 154.6
Dimash Niyazov 137.8 vs. Ramon Guevara 136.6
Jacob Bonas 147.4 vs. Anthony Brooks 147.2
Darren Gibbs 173 vs. Scott McCurdy 176

Promoter: Salita Promotions
Matchmaker: Dennis Turner
Venue: Masonic Temple, Detroit


  Warriors Boxing Presents 'Night Of The Rising Stars 2' June 24 At Deauville Beach Resort In Miami  
On Saturday, June 24, 2017, professional boxing returns to Miami Beach as Warriors Boxing presents "Night of the Rising Stars 2" at the Deauville Beach Resort.

The second of Warriors Boxing's series of Miami-area fights designed to develop local and international prospects, NORS 2 will feature popular and talented light heavyweight Robert Daniels Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) of Miami looking to remain perfect in the light heavyweight division.
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  Omar Figueroa vs. Robert Guerrero Teleconference  
Lou DiBella: Thanks, everybody for joining us for the main event conference call for the PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes show on July 15th live at 8:00 pm Eastern Time, 5:00 pm Pacific Time on FOX and live at NYCB Live home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum oin Uniondale, New York.
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  Manuel Mendez Headlines "Path To Glory" June 23  
Rising lightweight prospect Manuel Mendez (15-1-2, 11 KOs) hopes to extend his knockout win streak against Mohamed Rodriguez (9-4, 3 KOs) in the 8-round "Path To Glory" main event on Friday, June 23, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  It Will Be Negrete vs. Frias At Golden Boy On
ESPN Event At Fantasy Springs On June 30
 
Undefeated Bantamweight Colombian and Los Angeles transplant Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete (16-0, 6 KOs) will square off against Sergio “El Frio” Frias (18-6-2, 9 KOs) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in a 10-round main event for vacant NABF Bantamweight Championship in the June 30th edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.
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  Braehmer: "Smith Is Not
On The Same Level As Zeuge"
 
Juergen Braehmer says Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) is not on the same level as Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) and is confident his protégé will defend the WBA World Super Middleweight title on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany.
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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.

 

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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rigondeaux: "A Long Inactivity?
So What? I Am Ready For This Fight"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The Russian Sergey Kovalev and the Californian Andre Ward won’t be the only fighters involved in a world championship bout Saturday evening at the Mandalay Arena in Las Vegas. Just before this WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight championship of the world, HBO Pay-per-view will televise a WBA super bantamweight championship of the world opposing two undefeated fighters, the champion, the Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0-0) and the WBA mandatory challenger, the Mexican Moises Flores (25-0-0).
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  Red-Hot Super Middleweight Contender David Benavidez Does Admirable Job Behind FS1 Mic
For Brandon Rios' Comeback Victory
 
Phoenix, Arizona-based super middleweight phenom David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez spent some time behind the microphone last Sunday, while waiting eagerly for his potentially record-breaking world championship challenge.

Undefeated Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) did an admirable job serving as a Fox Sports 1 guest commentator for former champion Brand Rios' exciting comeback victory over Aaron Herrera at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.
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  Sydney LeBlanc Steps In To Face Two-Time
Gold Medalist Claressa Shields This Friday
 
Sydney "Ginger the Ninja" LeBlanc is stepping in on three days' notice to face Women's NABF Middleweight Champion, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields of Flint, Michigan, in the eight-round main event of Salita Promotions' "Detroit Brawl" this Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.
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  Germany’s Rising Stars Out To Impress In Wetzlar  
Germany’s rising stars are out to impress on Saturday night as they face tough international opposition on the undercard of Tyron Zeuge’s WBA World Super Middleweight title defence against Paul Smith at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar.
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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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Prince Believes That Ward Knows Which
Strategy To Use To Win The Rematch
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - James Prince, Andre Ward’s manager, is persuaded that his fighter gonna win clearly this rematch with the Russian Sergey Kovalev June 17th in the ring of the Manadaly Bay Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. November 19th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Ward (31-0-0) dethroned Kovalev (30-1-1) as WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world in winning by unanimous decision in 12 rounds. The three judges scored the bout 114-113 in favour of Ward. However, almost of all the boxing writers who covered this first match up Kovalev-Ward picked Kovalev as the winner by two or three points.
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  Kermit Cintron vs. Tyrone Brunson Now For The Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight Title  
The stakes have been raised for the much anticipated showdown between former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron & Tyrone Brunson, that will take place on Saturday, June 24 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title will be on the line when those two combatants meet in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.
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  Top Golden Boy Talent From Across Texas Set To Showcase Their Skills June 17 At Ford Center  
Top Texas contenders and prospects from across the state will come together this Saturday night, June 17 for an action-packed evening of fights from the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco.

As part of the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN telecast, Championship hardware will be on the line in the all-Texas, eight-round co-main event as standout Golden Boy Prospect Joshua "The Professor" Franco (10-0, 6 KOs) of San Antonio faces off against Oscar Mojica (10-2, 1 KO) of Dallas for the WBC Youth Silver Flyweight title.
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  Ceylan Faces Galahad For IBF
Inter-Continental Title On July 15 In London
 
Dennis Ceylan (18-0-2, 8 KOs) will take on Kid Galahad (22-0, 13 KOs) for the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Championship on July 15 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, live on ITV Box Office in the UK.

Although fighting for the first time on British soil as a professional, the 28-year old Ceylan is no stranger to fighting British boxers having previously shared the ring with Isaac Lowe and Ryan Walsh in entertaining European title fights.
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  Sugar Ray Leonard To Induct Rival
Tommy Hearns Into Nevada Boxing HOF
 
Nearly 36 years ago, Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard came together at Caesars Palace for one of the most memorable nights in boxing history. On Sept. 16, 1981, in a WBA-WBC welterweight title unification bout, Leonard stopped Hearns in the 14th round of an incredible bout filled with pulsating action.
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  Zeuge: "Smith Will Not Take My Title"  
Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) says Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) will not take his title when they meet for the WBA World Super Middleweight Championship on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany.

Zeuge captured the WBA strap with an impressive knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis on November 5, 2016 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam. Having fought to a stalemate four months earlier, Zeuge claimed the title in style, stopping the Italian champion with just 19 seconds remaining in the final round.
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  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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  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Boxing Troops Rally Around Injured Franco
 
By William Trillo
Featherweight Daniel “Twitch” Franco suffered a severe brain injury in his match on Saturday night in Sioux City and had immediate emergency surgery to stop two brain bleeds. Along with his Father Al, Franco remains in the Iowa hospital under the watchful eye of medical specialists.

In the aftermath of the tragic event I have seen the boxing community step up like never before to rally around the fallen fighter. As I write this article the gofundme page set up on his behalf has generated over $20,000 worth of donations. The money will help with the costs of so many things we never think about until a time like this, hospital bills, hotel accommodations for his family to stay close by his side, travel expenses and the aftercare that Franco will need when he is released from the hospital.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kovalev Wants To "Destroy" Ward
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The Russian Sergey Kovalev has the conviction he was robbed in his first match up with the Californian Andre Ward, and he is determined to take the justice in his hands.

November 19th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Ward (31-0-0) dethroned Kovalev (30-1-1) as WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world, with a win by unanimous decision in 12 rounds. The three judges scored the fight 1143-113 in favour of Ward, but a huge majority of boxing writers and columnists who were covering this fight, picked Kovalev as the big winner. A rematch was the only solution to resolve this controversial situation.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clayton Will Fight For The WBC Americas Continental Championship & The IBF International Title
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The welterweight Custio Clayton (11-0-0), a fighter from Halifax, Nova Scotia, living now in Montréal, will have the most significant fight of his pro boxing career June 15th at the Montréal Casino. He will face the Mexican Johnny Navarette (33-9-1), who is detaining these two titles.
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  LaManna Defeats Velasquez In Atlantic City  
This past Saturday, welterweight Thomas LaManna won an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez that headlined a card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. LaManna dominated the action with power shots that he landed behind a long jab throughout the contest. Velasquez was game as he took a lot of shots and landed an occasional power shot. LaManna sealed the deal in the final round when he landed a flush 4-punch combination that put Velasquez on the canvas.
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  Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev Training Camp Notes  
Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) has an entirely new training philosophy as he prepares for his highly-anticipated rematch with Andre "S.O.G." Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) on June 17 live on HBO Pay Per View® at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has fired his strength and conditioning coach and has vowed not to make the same mistakes this time around. His new coach, Aleksandr Mikhailovich, has a new philosophy centered around his prior experience working with biathletes.
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  Skoglund Targets Division's Top Names
As He Moves Down To Super Middleweight
 
Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) is targeting the division's top names as he makes the move down to super middleweight.

Skoglund is currently ranked with all the major governing bodies at 175lbs (IBF #4, WBO #5, WBC #10 and WBA #11), but frustrated by a lack of opportunities, and following talks with his promoter Nisse Sauerland, the 26 year-old has decided to drop down to 168lbs.
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  Smith Aiming For Third Time Lucky Against Zeuge  
Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) is aiming to make it third time lucky when he returns to Germany to challenge Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) for the WBA World Super Middleweight title on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar.
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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.

  Jose Haro Issues Statement  
New USBA Featherweight Champion Jose Haro has issued a brief statement regarding the status of his fallen opponent, Daniel Franco, through his promotional representative, Whitfield Haydon:

"I respect all fighters. My heart hurts knowing that my opponent from Saturday night is still in the hospital. I hope he has a full and speedy recovery. Nothing but love, brotha. We put everything on the line when we step inside the ring. I always tell my brother/trainer that I'm a father first, fighter second, and if he ever sees me badly hurt to stop the fight because my kids need their daddy. I'm very grateful that I won but it really doesn't feel like I won. I always pray that my opponent and myself come out our fight in good health. Let's go #TeamFranco, you got this!"


  Daniel "Twitch" Franco Suffers
Serious Injury In Loss To Jose Haro
 
Featherweight contender DANIEL ‘Twitch’ FRANCO suffered severe head injuries in his knockout loss to JOSE HARO on Saturday night, June 10 at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa in a bout telecast on CBS Sports Network.

Following the eighth round stoppage, the popular 25-year-old Franco of Rancho Cucamonga, California was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery to stop two brain bleeds.
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  Jose Haro Captures Vacant USBA Featherweight Title  
Last night on CBS Sports Network, Utah fab-favorite Jose Haro (13-1-1, 7 KOs) captured the vacant United States Boxing Association (USBA) featherweight title, stopping former USBA title holder Daniel "Twitch" Franco in the eighth round, in the "KO Night Boxing: WAR In WinnaVegas" main event, which aired live on CBS Sports Network from WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa.
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  Irvin Gonzalez Captures UBF
All-Americas Featherweight Title
 
Boxing returned to DCU Arena (Exhibition Hall) for the first time in 11 years and Worcester's newest budding star, Irvin Gonzalez, entertained the hometown crowd, capturing the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Featherweight Championship, last night in the "New England's Future 3" main event.
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3/3/10

Kardashian
Charity Knock Out
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11/3/09

Edwin Valero
Open Workout
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4/26/09

Margarito vs. Cotto
By Bret "The Threat"

7/26/08

Casamayor vs. Katsidis
Andrade vs. Stieglitz
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3/22/08

Vazquez vs. Marquez
III
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3/1/08

Ricardo Mayorga
Open Workout Part II "El Matador" In B&W
By Bret "The Threat"

11/13/07

Joel Casamayor
Private Workout
Part II
"El Cepillo" In B&W
By Bret "The Threat"

10/8 & 9/07

Vazquez vs. Marquez
In B&W
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3/3/07

Ike Quartey Private Workout Part II
"Bazooka In B&W"
By Bret The "Threat"

11/29/06

Floyd Mayweather Open Workout In B&W By Bret The "Threat"
10/26/06

Corrales vs. Castillo I
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5/7/05


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2006

 
 

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11/4/05

   



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