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  Boxing Saved The Life Of Two-Division World Champion "El Gallo" Jose Antonio Rivera  
Like many boxers, two-division world champion "El Gallo" Jose Antonio Rivera credits boxing for saving his life.

"Absolutely," Rivera agreed. "After my mom passed away when I was 10 years old, I gave up on life and my decision-making reflected that: hanging around with the wrong crowd including gang members, consuming alcohol between the ages of 10 and 15. I was definitely going in the wrong direction.
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  Sullivan Barrera Hopes Kovalev
Isn’t Back On The Bottle
 
Sullivan Barrera thought that right now he would be entertaining offers for another title shot. The former Cuban amateur standout has a lot of nice wins on his resume with a world championship the only thing missing.

Barrera was scheduled to face former champion Sergey Kovalev at a 180 pound catchweight in a DAZN streamed main event on April 25th but the coronavirus pandemic wiped out those plans as it forced the cancellation of boxing events throughout the globe.
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  Tennyson: "I Could Mix It With
The Likes Of Garcia & Haney"
 
An impressive six-fight unbeaten streak at Super-Featherweight saw the hard-hitting Belfast man earn a number one ranking with the WBA before securing his first World Title shot against IBF ruler Tevin Farmer at the TD Garden in Boston in October 2018.
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  On This Day: June 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Felix Sturm to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Robert Allen to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles.
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round UD over Juan Lazcano to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
1999, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Reggie Johnson to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Arthur Williams in the 7th round to Win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Rick Thornberry to Retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Hamburg, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Guy Waters in the 6th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Pedro Ortega in the 11th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1992, Marseilles, France:
Jeff Harding TKO'd Christophe Tiozzo in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

  Covid-19: Matchroom Boxing Schedule Update  
In line with the latest BBBofC and Government guidelines relating to COVID-19, Matchroom Boxing have taken the decision to reschedule their events due to take place in Newcastle on Saturday June 27th and Cardiff on Saturday July 11th, while the event taking place at Manchester Arena on Saturday July 4th has been cancelled.
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  ESPN Presents The Pat Tillman Award For
Service To Healthcare Worker & Boxing Champion Kim Clavel During The 2020 ESPYS On June 21
 
Beginning her career as a nurse, Kim Clavel left the profession to pursue her dream of boxing, but as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across North America, Clavel returned to nursing to look after the most vulnerable patients. For her dedication to serving others, Clavel will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service sponsored by MassMutual at The 2020 ESPYS presented by Capital One airing June 21, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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  On This Day: June 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004 Tokyo, Japan:
Chris John won a 12 round UD over Osamu Sato to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Lorenzo Parra won a 12 round UD over Takefumi to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1994, Levallois-Perret, France:
Ike Quartey TKO'd Crisanto Espana in the 11th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Winky Wright TKO'd Orlando Orozco in the 1st round.
Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Andrea Magi to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Axel Schulz won an 8 round decision over Troy Jefferson.
Zeilko Mavrovic TKO'd Marshall tillman in the 1st round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson won a 12 round UD over Freddy Cruz to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Karl Barwise in the 1st round.

  Golden Boy Wins 4 Telly Awards In
Third Consecutive Year Of Victories
 
Golden Boy, the leading sports and entertainment brand, is delighted to announce that it has been recognized by the 41st Annual Telly Awards with four wins for productions developed by the company. Now in its third year of entry, Golden Boy has won awards every year, capturing a total of 12 awards since 2018. 
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  On This Day: June 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Emmanuel Clottey KO'd Mohamad Abdulaev in the 10th round.
After controlling this fight for 9 rounds 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Abdulaev was knocked down in the 10th, he got up, and misunderstanding his corners instructions returned to one knee and was counted out.
2000, Karlsruhe, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Tocker Pudwill to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Roman Karmazin TKO'd Orhan Delibas in the 3rd round to win the Vacant European (EBU) Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Tua KO'd Obed Sullivan in the 1st round.
Ben Tackie TKO'd Roberto Garcia in the 10th round.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Virgil Hill to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Tony Tucker won a 12 round SD over Orlin Norris to win the NABF Heavyweight Title.
Chiquita Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Melchor Cob Castro to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Troy Dorsey KO'd Alfred Rangel in the 1st round to win the Vacant IBF Featherweight Title.

  Raeese Aleem Sends Challenge To Stephen Fulton  
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight contender, Raeese "The Beast" Aleem (16-0, 10 KOs), who is ranked WBO #13, is eyeing a showdown with WBO #8 Inter-Continental super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton (18-0, 8 KOs), who is also rated WBC #6.

“I am coming off the best win of my career, a fourth-round knockout on ShoBox, and I want to make a statement to the boxing world,” said Aleem. “Fulton is a ranked contender, and currently holds a form of a title. I am letting it be known that I am very eager to challenge him and that I want his belt.”
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  On This Day: June 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Junior Witter TKO'd Salvatore Battaglia in the 2nd round to win the Vacant European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Mark Woolnough in the 11th round to retain the Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
1995, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Alejandro Gonzalez TKO'd Tony Green in the 9th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Hector Acero Sanchez retained the WBC Super Bantamweight Title after a 12 round Draw with Daniel Zaragoza.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Frank Toledo in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Marty Jakubowski to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1990, Manchester, England:
Marcos Villasana TKO'd Paul Hodkinson in the 8th round to win the Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Rome, Italy:
Welcome Ncita TKO'd Ramon Cruz in the 7th round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Live Boxing Is Back: Shakur Stevenson &
Jessie Magdaleno To Headline June Cards
 
It can all be summarized in three long-awaited words: boxing is back.

Top Rank on ESPN returns Tuesday, June 9, as WBO featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson will take on Puerto Rican contender Felix “La Sombra” Caraballo in a 10-round super featherweight bout. Stevenson-Caraballo will kick off a blockbuster June boxing lineup, which will include multiple cards each week on the ESPN family of networks. Specifics on ESPN platforms and tune-in times to be announced soon.
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  King Carlos Promotions Live Boxing Event
June 6 For Just $5 On Fight Night Live
 
Former junior middleweight champion ‘King’ Carlos Molina is bringing back live boxing in the age of the pandemic with an exciting no-spectator event this Saturday June 6, 2020, in Mexico that will be shown live on the FIGHT NIGHT LIVE and KING CARLOS PROMOTIONS Facebook pages (9pm ET/6pm PT) for just $5.

Presented by Molina’s King Carlos Promotions, the still-active Molina (31-11-2, 10 KOs) will face tough veteran Michi ‘El Matador’ Munoz (27-10-1, 18 KOs), of Leon, Mexico, in the ten-round junior middleweight main event.
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  On This Day: June 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Arena Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Eamonn Magee to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Nurnberg, Germany:
Timo Hoffman won a 12 round UD over Ross Puritty to retain the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield won by TD over Hasim Rahman when the fight was stopped in the 8th round due to a huge swelling on Rahman's head.
1997, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Mark Johnson KO'd Cecilio Espino in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1996, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1991, Palm Springs, California:
Meldrick Taylor won a 12 round SD over Luis Garcia to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris KO'd Donald Curry in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Seamus McDonagh to retain the WBC Continental America's Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: May 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Frankfurt, Germany:
Henry Akinwande won a 12 round SD over Timo Hoffman to win the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Edgar Cardenas KO'd Miguel Barrera in the 10th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
2002, Bucarest, Romania:
Leonard Dorin won a 12 round UD over Raul Balbi to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1997, Petchaboon, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Mzukisi Marali in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vince Phillips TKO'd Kostya Tszyu in the 10th round to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title. (1997 Upset Of the Year)
1990, Rochester, New York:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Jouvin Mercado in the 2nd round.
1976, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Wilfred Benitez won a 15 round UD over Emiliano Villa to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1938, Long Island City, New York:
Henry Armstrong won a 15 round UD over Barney Ross to win the World Welterweight Title.

  Impact Boxing Proposes Veterans Boxing
League For Comebacking Legends
 
Over the next few weeks the sport of boxing will finally resume after a lengthy hiatus caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

While the action in the ring was on hold, there still was plenty going on outside of the ring. Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson was trending after setting the social media world fire after posting a short training video clip.
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  On This Day: May 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Grant TKO'd Obed Sullivan in the 9th round to retain the IBC Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 10 round UD over Eliecer Castillo.
David Tua KO'd Nate Tubbs in the 2nd round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kermin Guardia TKO'd Eric Jamili in the 5th round to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Laurent Boudouani won a 12 round SD over Guillermo Jones to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Andian Kaspari in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1991, Madrid, Spain:
Luis Mendoza KO'd Joao Cardoso in the 7th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1990, Bangkok, Thailand:
Luisito Espinosa TKO'd Hurley Snead in the 8th round to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1981, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Cornelius Boza Edwards KO'd Bobby Chacon in the 14th round to Retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1951, Chicago, Illinois:
Ezzard Charles won a 15 round UD over Joey Maxim to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Boston Boxing Promotions Offers Mike Tyson
$1.1 Million To Rematch Peter McNeeley
 
Boston Boxing Promotions has announced an offer of $1.1 Million to Mike Tyson to rematch Medfield, Massachusetts native "Hurricane" Peter McNeeley (47-7, 36 KO's) in a fight a quarter of a century in the making.

Tyson (50-6, 44 KO's), fought McNeeley coming off a four-year layoff in 1995 and scored two knockdowns en route to McNeeley's corner throwing in the towel 89 seconds into the fight. McNeeley insists this time things will be different.
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  CES Boxing Offering Mike Tyson $1,000,000-Plus
To Fight Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano
 
Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES), founded and operated by veteran boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield, Sr., is offering "Iron" Mike Tyson $1,000,000 to square-off with Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano, plus a percentage of closed circuit receipts to be negotiated, as well a $200,000 donation to whatever charity Tyson's wife prefers.
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  Burns: "I Would Love To
Finish My Career In Glasgow"
 
Ricky Burns says it would be fitting to draw the curtain on his illustrious career in Glasgow when the time is right, but the Coatbridge hero is confident he still has plenty more great nights left in the tank as he spoke with Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Burns (43-8-1, 16 KOs ) created history by becoming Scotland’s first three-weight World champion in May 2016 when he added Super-Lightweight glory to his Super-Featherweight and Lightweight titles by stopping Michele Di Rocco for the WBA title at the SSE Hydro.
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  On This Day: May 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Halifax, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Dillon Carew in the 5th round to win the WBO InterContinental Light Welterweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd John Long in the 6th to win the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title.
Michael Gomez TKO'd Nigel Leake in the 2nd round to win The IBF Intercontinental Featherweight Title.
San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Hugo Pineda in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round SD over Antonio Cermeno to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Leo Gamez TKO'd Josue Camacho in the 8th round to win the Interim WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Zolani Petelo KO'd Eric Jamili in the 1st round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba won a 12 round UD over John Michael Johnson to win the Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, Pesaro, Italy:
Carlos Gonzalez TKO'd Giovanni Parisi in the 9TH round to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Ole Klemetsen to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Vargas: "I Will Become Three-
Weight World Champion"
 
Jessie Vargas believes he will become a three-weight World champion and said on the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ that he’s ready to go all-out to make that a reality when boxing returns.

Vargas (29-3-2 11 KOs) has held the WBA Super-Lightweight and WBO Welterweight strap and last April, he signaled his intentions to rule the roost at Super-Welterweight when he dispatched Humberto Soto in Los Angeles inside six rounds.
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  Mike Tyson, Andre Ward, Carl Froch &
Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Highlight Showtime Boxing Classics In June
 
SHOWTIME Sports® has announced today its SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS June slate, featuring a collection of Mike Tyson fights, Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko and other memorable moments from the network’s deep archive of world championship bouts. SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS airs every Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and is also available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.
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  On This Day: May 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Liverpool, England:
Bobby Vanzie TKO'd Athanas Nzau in the 10th round to win the Vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Lightweight Title.
1995, South Padre Island, Texas:
Tom (Boom Boom) Johnson Won a 12 round UD over Eddie Croft to Retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1993, Seoul, Korea:
Jung-Il Byun Won a 12round UD over Josefino Suarez to Retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1989, Yuchun, Korea:
In Chul Baek TKO'd Fulgencio Obelmejies in the 11th round to Win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Tijuana, Mexico:
Juan Jose Estrada Won a 12 round SD over Bernardo Pinango to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1978, Naha, Japan:
Rafael Ortega won a 15 round UD over Flipper Uehara to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1917, New York City, New York:
Benny Leonard KO'd Freddie Welsh in the 9th round to win the World Lightweight Title.

  AGON Sports & Events Back In The Ring On June 12  
Berlin’s Senate authorizes boxing event!

The first in training, the first in the ring!

Once again, Berlin's boxing promoter AGON defies the Corona crisis and will organize a boxing event despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  Live Boxing Returns To Impact Network In July  
Live televised boxing events are scheduled to return on the Impact Network in mid-July as negotiations for fights in Las Vegas, Detroit, Chicago, and Florida for the Bahamas, are all underway as particular cities reopen up for business amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

With social distancing guidelines still in effect, Impact will stage these live boxing shows without fans in attendance. The two-hour broadcast will feature relevant contenders and undefeated prospects who will be in step-up fights.
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  On This Day: May 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1995, Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Kwangju, Korea:
Eloy Rojas won a 12 round SD over Yong-Kyun Park to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Frederic Seillier in the 6th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Jorge Fernando Castro TKO'd Anthony Andrews in the 12th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Rafael Ruelas TKO'd Mike Evgen in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Thomas Tate in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Giorgio Campanella in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
1983, Providence, Rhode Island:
Marvin Hagler KO'd Wilford Scypion in the 4th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles.

  Fantasy Booking Mike Tyson’s
Possible Return Opponent
 
By Robert Jones
Art: Bret "The Threat" Newton - twitch.tv/ThreatDesigns

Let me be honest right from the start, I hope Mike Tyson’s comeback is exactly what he says it will be - exhibitions for charity. However, combine the kid in me that grew up with the mystique of a young Tyson with the idle mind that comes along with quarantine, and I couldn’t help but wonder who his possible opponents would be if he chooses to make an actual comeback in the paid ranks.
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  On This Day: May 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Carlos Hernandez to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over Juan Arias to win the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
1984, Wonju, Korea:
Ju Do Chun TKO'd Felix Marquez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico:
Victor Callejas TKO'd Loris Stecca in the 8th round to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Miami Beach, Florida:
Jaime Garza KO'd Felipe Orozco in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Alberto Davila TKO'd Enrique Sanchez in the 11th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1943, Long Beach, California:
Manuel Ortiz won a 15 round UD over Joe Robleto to retain the World Bantamweight Title.

  On This Day: May 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Acapuco, Mexico:
Fernando Montiel KO'd Juan Cordba in the 1st round to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.
2000, Mendoza, Argentina:
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round UD over Julio Pablo Chacon to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Leipzig, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over John Scully to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1974, Mexico City, Mexico:
Rafael Herrera TKO'd Romeo Anaya in the 6th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Rodrigo Valdez TKO'd Bennie Briscoe in the 7th round to win the vacant WBC Middleweight Title.
1972, Omaha, Nebraska:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Ron Stander in the 5th round to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
1965, Lewiston, Maine:
Muhammad Ali KO'd Sonny Liston in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: May 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Suwon, Korea:
Yong-Soo Choi won a 12 round UD over Koji Matsumoto to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1996, Sydney, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Corey Johnson in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Yokohama, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima won a 12 round UD over Seung-Koo Lee to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Jesse Benavides won a 12 round UD over Orlando Fernandez to win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1986, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Alfredo Layne TKO'd Wilfredo Gomez in the 9th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1976, Munich, Germany:
Muhammad Ali KO'd Richard Dunn in the 5th round to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Title.
1969, West Springfield, Massachusetts:
Bob Foster KO'd Andy Kendall, in the 4th round to Retain the World Light Heavyweight Title.
1968, New York City, New York:
Bob Foster KO'd Dick Tiger in the 4th round to win the World Light Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: May 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Concho, Oklahoma:
O'Neil Bell TKO'd Kelvin Davis in the 11th round of an IBF Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
2002, Levallois, France:
Bruno Girard won a 12 round UD over Thomas Hansvoll to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1998, Offenburg, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev won a 12 round UD over Paulo Sanchez to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Cody Koch in the 4th round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
1988, Suanbo, Korea:
Fulgencio Obelmejias won a 12 round UD over Chong Pal Park to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1981, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Wilfred Benitez TKO'd Maurice Hope in the 12th round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1941, Washington, DC:
Joe Louis won by a DQ over Buddy Baer , Baer was down three times in the 6th, Baer's manager claims the 3rd knockdown was after the bell and refuses to leave the ring causing Baer's DQ. Louis retains World Heavyweight Title.

  Hollywood Star Danny Trejo
Speaks Of His Love Of Boxing
 
Danny Trejo says he has boxing to thank for starting his Hollywood career, as he joins the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube show ‘Peleamundo’.

Trejo has had the sport in his heart since he was a kid and having used boxing as a tool to get through prison time, the sport offered him a route into the entertainment industry and the LA native took it with both hands.
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  USA Boxing Pays Tribute To True Patriot
Robert Carmody - 1964 Olympic Bronze
Medalist & Soldier Killed In Vietnam
 
People all across the United States will rightfully pay respect to fallen military men and women during this Memorial Day weekend. One true American Patriot that USA Boxing will remember forever is 1964 Olympic bronze medalist Robert "Butterball" Carmody, who was killed in action three years later at the height of the Vietnam War.
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  On This Day: May 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Brakpan, South Africa:
Jean Marc Mormeck won a 12 round UD over Virgil Hill to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Justin Juuko in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Oba Carr in the 11th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Naucalpin, Mexico:
Julio Cesar Borboa won a 12 round UD over Joel Zarate to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe KO'd Jesse Ferguson in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Bernard Hopkins to win the Vacant IBF Middleweight Title.
1992, Mexico City, Mexico:
Rafael Pineda KO'd Clarence Coleman in the 7th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1982, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Alexis Arguello KO'd Andrew Ganigan in the 5th round to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.

  Four Hours Of "Iron" Mike Tyson On ESPN This Sat.  
ESPN will open its extensive library of vintage boxing matches this weekend to present four hours of “Iron” Mike Tyson in some of the most iconic fights of his legendary career on Saturday, May 23, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

The four-hour block starts with “Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits - Volume I” followed by four classic fights highlighting the early part of Tyson’s career, which began with 19 straight knockout wins by an average of less than two rounds per fight, before a dominating 10-round unanimous decision over James “Quick” Tillis in 1986. Two of Tyson’s most iconic fights – a heavyweight title bout versus Michael Spinks in 1988 and his first fight with Frank Bruno in 1989 – will round out the night. Six of the fights featured during the four-hour Tyson block are available to stream now on ESPN+ for on-demand viewing.
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  On This Day: May 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Kansas City, Missouri:
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Jong-Kwon Baek in the 5th round to Win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1999, Saraburi, Thailand:
Veerapol Sahaprom KO'd Mauro Blanc in the 5th round to Retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1994, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Chris Eubank Won a 12 round decision over Ray Close to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Championship.
Julio Cesar Vasquez KO'd Ahmet Dottuev in the 10th round to Retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Julio Cesar Borboa TKO'd Jaji Sibali in the 9th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1977, Monaco, Monte Carlo:
Miguel Angel Cuello KO'd Jesse Burnett in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Wilfredo Gomez KO'd Dong Kyun Yum in the 12th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1966, London, England:
Muhammad Ali TKO'd Henry Cooper in the 6th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. Fight Stopped due to Cooper being cut over left eye.

  Braekhus "Would Love" UK Fight  
Cecilia Brækhus wants to continue to tread new ground and break down more barriers as she talks to Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Brækhus (36-0 9 KOs) has dominated the Welterweight division for 11 years now, and should her proposed clash with Jessica McCaskill (8-2 3 KOs) go ahead when boxing returns, victory for the ‘First Lady’ will see the Norwegian sensation break Joe Louis record of 25 consecutive World title defenses, with the 38 year old’s record stretching back to her first World title fight in her 11thpro outing in March 2009.
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  Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Announces Postponement Of Its 2020 Induction Weekend Ceremony  
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame regretfully announces the postponement of its 2020 induction Weekend until summer of 2021. The severity of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the subsequent uncertainty resulting from it, caused NVBHOF President and CEO Michelle Corrales-Lewis to make the announcement. The 8th annual weekend spectacular had been scheduled for August 7-8 at Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
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  On This Day: May 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Tunica, Mississippi:
William Joppy TKO'd Rito Ruvalcaba in the 1st round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1995, Hamburg, Germany:
Darius Michaelczweski KO'd Paul Carlo in the 4th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Oscar Flores in the 2nd round to Retain the IBF Strawweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield won a 10 round UD over Ray Mercer.
1990, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round SD over John-John Molina to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1985, Reno, Nevada:
Larry Holmes won a 15 round UD over Carl "The Truth" Williams to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1983, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Dokes and Mike Weaver, fought to a 15 round, Dokes Retains the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Larry Holmes Won a 12 Round SD over "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon, to Retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.

  Victor Pasillas Ready To Face Elite
In Super Bantamweight Division
 
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight prospect, Victor Pasillas (15-0, 8 KOs), is eager to face all elite fighters in his division as soon as boxing marches on.

"I am ready, I was a great amateur, I know who I am as a professional and I want the toughest fights, possible," said Pasillas, who is a promotional free agent. "I am a world class fighter. All I need is an opportunity to prove myself. The fans deserve great fights, and I know I am a great fighter. I’m ready to make some action-packed fights for the fans."
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  Round 12: A Glorious Era  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – President of the WBC – Son of José Sulaimán
All of us who are passionate about sports enjoy remembering and entering in discussions with friends about sports’ glory moments, those memorable endings of some game, the great stories that lead to debate between what has been most dramatic ending or the greatest performance or who has been the best.
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  On This Day: May 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, London, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Roman Babaev in the 3rd round to retain the WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Audley Harrison TKO'd Mike Middleton in the 1st Round.
2001, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Antwun Echols TKO'd Charles Brewer in the 3rd round to win the Vacant NABA Super Middleweight Title. (Echols was down three times in a wild affair)
Vivian Harris TKO'd Hector Arroyo in the 1st round.
Juan Diaz KO'd Carlos Nevarez in the 1st round.
Francisco Bojado TKO'd Ernesto Fuentes in the 1st round.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Tony Pope in the 1st round.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Edward Utorov in the 4th round.
2000, Udon Thani, Thailand:
Malcolm Tunacao TKO'd Megoen Singsurat in the 7th round to win the WBC Flyweight Championship.
1995, Prim, Nevada:
Lonnie Bradley TKO'd David Mendez in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBO Middleweight Title.
1993, Leicestershire, England:
Chris Pyatt won a 12 round UD over Sumbu Kalambay to win the WBO Middleweight Title.

  Paul Peers: "I’m Elated To Be Fighting
Scott Harrison, The Test For Me Is Finally Here"
 
Earlier this week promoter Lee Mcallister announced that Orkney based Paul Peers would be challenging former longtime World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison, on the first of a proposed fortnightly ‘Behind Closed Doors’ series of boxing events for TV, as the current COVID-19 lockdown regulations in the United Kingdom are relaxed.
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  Boxeo Telemundo Wraps Up Special Season By Reliving The Beginnings Of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez  
Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., culminates its special encore presentations of the notable fighters who have left an indelible mark on the sport with the story of 4-division champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. The special, airing this Friday, May 22 at 12 a.m. ET on Telemundo, relives the rise of the Mexican boxing star by showcasing memorable bouts that marked the beginnings of his pro boxing career.
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  On This Day: May 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bronx, New York, USA:
Glen Johnson won a 12 round UD over Eric Harding - Vacant USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Malcolm Tann TKO'd Wallace McDaniel in the 1st round - Non Title.
2002, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Micky Ward won a 10 Round MD over Arturo Gatti - A Classic Battle.
Dominick Guinn TKO'd Drexie James in the 1st round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - WBC, WBA & IBF Light Welterweight Titles.
Kuvanych Toygonbayev won a 10 round UD over Oba Carr - Non Title.
2001, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Micky Ward KO'd Steve Quinonez in the 1st round - Non Title.
1996, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Phillip Holiday TKO'd Jeff Fenech in the 2nd round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Freddie Pendleton in the 5th round - IBF Welterweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Eloy Rojas in the 11th round - WBA Featherweight Title.

  Wednesday: ESPN2 To Air Encore Presentation Featuring Some Of Boxing’s Most Debated Decisions  
Wednesday, May 20, will be a night of boxing on ESPN2 when the network airs five consecutive hours of the sweet science featuring some of the sport’s most debated decisions. The action will begin at 7 p.m. ET with Oscar De La Hoya vs. Félix Trinidad.

In addition to the linear telecast, all these fights are also available on ESPN+. Exclusively available to subscribers, ESPN+ features a library of hundreds of the most important fights in boxing history.
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  Scott Harrison Returns To Headline UK’s First
Post Lockdown ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Event
 
Aberdeen based Promoter and Current World Boxing Union (WBU) and Professional Boxing Council (PBC) Super Welterweight World Champion Lee McAllister announced earlier today that longtime former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison is set to return to the fray and face Orkney based PBC International Champion Paul Peers on the first ‘Behind Closed Doors’ of a proposed fortnightly Boxing series for TV.
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  On This Day: May 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA:
Nate Campbell and Edelmiro Martinez fought to a 10 round Draw - Non Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Luis Rosado in the 1st Round - Non Title.
City Center Pavilion, Reno, Nevada, USA:
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Anwar Oshana in the 2nd round -  WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - IBF Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Petersen Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadafora and Leonard Dorin fought to a 12 round Draw - WBA, IBF & IBC Lightweight Title.
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Nicolas Cervera in the 4th round - Non Title.
2002, Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA:
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Israel Vazquez in the 12th round -  WBC Super
Bantamweight Title (Interim).  A GREAT FIGHT!
Javier Jauregui TKO'd Miguel Casillas in the 6th round - Non Title.
1997, Luneta Park, Intramuros, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Luisito Espinosa won an 8 round TD over Manuel Medina - WBC Featherweight Title.
1996, Glen Stock Arena, Monroe, Michigan, USA:
Winky Wright won a 12 round SD over Bronco McKart - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 10 round UD over Biko Botowamungu - Non Title.

  Star Trainers Robles, Diaz & Shields
View The Pandemic "From The Corner"
 
Star trainers Manny Robles, Joel Diaz and Ronnie Shields join Chris Mannix in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube show with trainers viewing the sport and the COVID-19 pandemic ‘From The Corner’.

All three trainers have bustling stables of elite fighters and rising stars, and they are eagerly waiting for the go-ahead to prime their fighters to return with a bang, but first, Robles was asked about his old charge, former World Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz.
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  DiBella Entertainment Boxers & First Responders Tiara Brown & Mikkel Lespierre Receive
WBC Heroes For Humanity Award
 
DiBella Entertainment boxers Tiara Brown and Mikkel LesPierre were recently honored, among others in the boxing world, by the WBC with their Heroes For Humanity Award, which recognizes "exceptional, steadfast courage and willpower to help others" in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brown, an unbeaten super featherweight prospect, is a full-time police officer from Washington, D.C., and LesPierre, a world ranked super lightweight contender from Brooklyn, NY, works at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
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  Keith Hunter Recovered From Hand
Injury Ready To Face Top Contenders
 
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super lightweight contender, Keith "The Bounty" Hunter (12-0, 7 KOs), has fully recovered from a hand injury suffered in his last fight with Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (12-3-1, 6 KOs), a 10-round bout that headlined on ShoBox back in February of this year.

Hunter, a Las Vegas native, is eager to face all top contenders when boxing returns. The super lightweight contender is currently ranked #13 by the WBA, meaning his shot at the top of the division is coming soon.
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  On This Day: May 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Gifu, Japan:
Martin Castillo TKO'd Hideyasu Ishihara in the 11th round to win the Interim WBA Super Flyweight Title.
2000, Warrington, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Ambioris Figuero in the 4th round to retain the WBO Intercontinental Light Welterweight Title.
1998, Paris, France:
Julien Lorcy won a 12 round MD over Anatoly Alexandrov to win the Vacant WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Jean Baptiste Mendy won a 12 round UD over Orzubek Nazarov to Retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round SD over Ernesto Grey to Retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Indio, California:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round UD over Carlos Gerena to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Erik Morales KO'd Jose Luis Bueno in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Lamon Brewster won a 10 round UD over Garing Lane.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Geronimo Cardoz in the 1st round.

  On This Day: May 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Antonio Tarver KO'd Roy Jones Jr. in the 2nd round to win the WBC, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Zab Judah won a 12 round SD over Rafael Pineda.
Jose Burgos TKO'd Fahlan Sakkreein in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1999, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Bruce Scott to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Cesar Soto won a 12 round UD over Luisito Espinosa to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
1996, Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Pat Lawlor in the 2nd round.
Robert McCracken TKO'd Humberto Aranda in the 5th round.
1995, Tokyo, Japan:
Orzubek Nazarov KO'd Won Park in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1993, Glasgow, Scotland:
Chris Eubank retained the WBO Super Middleweight Title after a 12 round Draw with Ray Close.
Paul Weir TKO'd Fernando Martinez in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Minimumweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Murray won a 12 round UD over Rodney Moore to win the Vacant IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Bivol: "I Would Move To 168 For Smith"  
Dmitry Bivol says that he is willing to drop down to Super-Middleweight to face World champion Callum Smith and become a two-weight World champion as he plots his future in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Bivol (17-0 11 KOs) has held the WBA Light-Heavyweight crown for over two and a half years with six successful defenses over that time, and the Russian ace has been chasing a major showdown with the likes of fellow countryman and champion Artur Beterbiev.
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  On This Day: May 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Paris, France:
Veeraphol Sahaprom KO'd Ricardo Barajas in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Antonio Caldas Jr.
Bruno Girard KO'd Marco Antonio Duarte in the 4th round.
2000, Seoul, Korea:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round UD OVER Julio Cesar Avila to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
In Jin Chi won a 10 round decision over Baby Lorona Jr.
1999, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Humberto Aranda in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Drake Thadzi won a 12 round MD over James Toney to win the IBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney TKO'd Earl Butler in the 4th round to win the WBU Light Heavyweight Title.
1994, Sara Buri, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin TKO'd Roger Espanola in the 6th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1978, Pescara, Italy:
Rocky Matioli KO'd Jose Manuel Duran in the 5Th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Covid-19, The California Athletic Commission
& The Promoters Taking On Social Distancing
 
By William Trillo
This past Monday, May 12th, the California State Athletic Commission held a stakeholder’s public teleconference to openly discuss the Covid-19 pandemic as it relates to combat sports in the state. Topics for review and discussion included: proposed plans from promoters for fight events once shelter in place and social distancing guidelines are lifted and/or relaxed for combat sports, increased and/or improved medical testing requirements as recommend by the advisory committee on medical and safety standards, potential liability issues for promoters, sanctioning bodies and the commission. After that there was an open dialogue with the participants concerning other covid-19/post-covid-19 related issues from the combat sports industry to the commission.
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  On This Day: May 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Augustin N'Gou in the 3rd round to win the Vacant WBU International Heavyweight Title.
San Diego, California:
Julio Diaz won a 12 round MD over Javier Jauregui to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Alejandro Montiel in the 6th round to win the WBO NABO Bantamweight Title.
2001, New York, New York:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd William Joppy in the 5th round to win the WBA Middleweight Title.
2000, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Syd Vanderpool to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Richard Hall in the 11th round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1995, Bayomon, Puerto Rico:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round UD over Wilfredo Vazquez to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Sacramento, California:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Lionel Butler in the 5th round of a WBC Heavyweight title Eliminator.
Michael Moorer won a 10 round UD over Melvin Foster.

  Boxeo Telemundo Highlights The Story Of
Champion Orlando Cruz This Friday, May 15
 
Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., continues its special encore presentations this Friday, May 15 at 12 a.m. ET on Telemundo with the story of former World Champion Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz. The trailblazer fighter made history on Boxeo Telemundo as the first openly gay boxer.
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  On This Day: May 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Berkshire, England:
David Haye TKO'd King Arthur Williams in the 3rd round.
2001, New York, New York:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Raul Frank to win the Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Maurice Harris to win the Vacant USBA Heavyweight Title.
1998, Kanata, Canada:
Otis Grant won a TD (9TH ROUND) over Ernesto Sena to retain the WBO Middleweight Championship.
1995, Pretoria, South Africa:
Harry Simon TKO'd Ernest Goliath in the 1st round.
1990, Sassari, Italy:
Orlando Fernandez TKO'd Valerio Nati to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Seoul, South Korea:
Antonio Esparragoza won a 12 round UD over Chan-Mok Park to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1962, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Harold Johnson won a 15 round UD over Doug Jones to win the Vacant World Light Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: May 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Dagenham, Essex, England:
Johnny Armour won a 12 round decision over Francis Ampofo - WBU Bantamweight Title.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA:
Terron Millett won an 8 round SD over Damone Wright - Non Title.
2001, Savannah, Georgia, USA:
Terron Millett won a 10 round UD over Luis Perez - Non Title.
Nate Campbell won a 6 round UD over Angel Rios - Non Title.
Edner Cherry and Mirko Wolf fought to a 4 round DRAW - Non Title.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA:
Felix Montiel won a 12 round UD over Ruben Leon - IBA Flyweight Title.
2000, Newark, England:
Tontcho Tontchev KO'd Jimmy Zeikle in the 2nd round -  WBA International
Super Featherweight Title.
1996, Miami, Florida, USA:
Carlos Gerena KO'd Jose Ocampo in the 2nd round - WBA Latin American Super
Featherweight Title.
1994, South Yorkshire, England:
Naseem Hamed won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Belcastro -  European (EBU)
Bantamweight Title.
Steve Collins TKO'd Chris Pyatt in the 5th round - WBO Middleweight Title.
1990, Pensacola, Florida, USA:
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Ron Johnson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1984, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA:
Sugar Ray Leonard TKO'd Kevin Howard in the 9th round - Non Title.

  On This Day: May 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Stuttgart, Germany:
Sergiy Dzinziruk KO'd Marcelo Rodriguez in the 2nd round - Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Title.
Thomas Ulrich won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani - Vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight Title.
Felix Sturm won a 10 round UD over Tshepo Mashego - IBF Youth Middleweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Juan Diaz won a 10 round UD over Eleazar Contreras - Non Title.
1999, Inglewood, California:
Rafael Marquez KO'd Angel Almena in the 1st round - Non Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez KO'd Wilfredo Vargas in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd John Montantes in the 1st round - Non Title.
JC Candelo TKO'd Ailton Pessoa in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Cleveland Woods in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Mark Wills in the 1st round - Non Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Guy Sonnenberg in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Ryder Eyes New York Showdown With Jacobs  
John Ryder says a win over former IBF Middleweight ruler Danny Jacobs in New York would fire him back in line for another shot at WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion Callum Smith as he spoke to Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Ryder (28-5, 16 KOs) pushed Smith all the way at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool in November but lost out in what many thought was a controversial decision. A rematch with 'Mundo' is at the top of Ryder's wish-list but the Islington man accepts he may have to earn another shot.
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  On This Day: May 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Diego Castillo in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
2002, London, England:
Michael Sprott TKO'd Pele Reid in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBF European Heavyweight Title.
1998, Santiago del Estero, Argentina:
Juan Domingo Cordoba won a 12 round UD over Sandro Oviedo to retain the WBO Light flyweight Title
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Shane Mosley TKO'd John-John Molina in the 8th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
David Reid TKO'd Nick Rupa I the 2nd round
1993, Ang Thong, Thailand:
Chana Porpaoin won a 12 round UD over Carlos Murillo to retain the WBA Minimumweight title.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Terry Norris TKO'd Meldrick Taylor in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  On This Day: May 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dortmund, Germany:
Zsolt Erdei won a 12 round MD over Hugo Garay - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Miguel Cotto won a 12 round UD over Lovemore N'Dou -IBF Light Welterweight
Title Eliminator.
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fought 12 rounds in a most memorable
fight that was scored a Draw - WBA & IBF Featherweight Title.
2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Joel Perez - IBF Lightweight Title.
Jermain Taylor won a 4 round UD over Antonio Baker - Non Title.
1999, Düsseldorf, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Gabriel Hernandez - IBF Super Middleweight
Title.
Markus Beyer won an 8 round Decision over Octavian Stoica - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Nestor Garza TKO'd Carlos Barreto in the 8th round - WBA Super Bantamweight
Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 9th round - WBC Super
Bantamweight Title.
Danny Romero won a 10 round UD over David Vasquez - Non Title.
Augie Sanchez KO'd Jorge Paez in the 7th round - Non Title.
Kevin Kelley won a 10 round UD over Hector Velazquez - Non Title.

  Round 12: May 5  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – President of the WBC – Son of José Sulaimán
Today, absolutely all Mexicans know the meaning of the celebration of May 5, for as we know, it’s the Battle of Puebla, the defense of our territory against the French invasion.

Yes, it was the boxing cards in Las Vegas that gave this the dimension of a national holiday, and for more than 30 years the most important fights in the world have been taking place on the weekend close to this date and also that of September 16.
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  NYSBHOF & Ring 8 COVID-19 Fund Assisted Boxers
& Boxing Personnel Last Month In NY & NJ
 
The jointly established COVID-19 fund by New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) and Ring 8 distributed more than $5,000 last month to assist New York and New Jersey boxers and boxing personnel in financial need due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All applicants needed to be licensed (NYSAC, NJSAC or USA Boxing). Many boxers, trainers, cut men and the boxing personnel are independent contractors in need of financial support during this trying time.
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  On This Day: May 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nakhonratchasima, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin won a 12 round UD over Cruz Carvajal to win the WBO Bantamweight Title.
1995, Hat Yai, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit won a 12 round UD over Evangelio Perez to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi:
Buddy McGirt TKO'd Joe Gatti in the 5th round of a non-title Bout.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Cesar Chavez was declared winner by a TD in the 8th round over Frankie Randall to regain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris won a 12 round UD over Simon Brown to regain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Azumah Nelson to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Kermin Guardia to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Gerald McClellan KO'd Julian Jackson in the 1st round to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
Meldrick Taylor KO'd Chad Broussard in the 2nd round of a non-Title bout.

  Andrade: "I Would Bust Billy-Joe Up"  
Demetrius Andrade hopes to finally get to face bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders when boxing returns – and told Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ that he would ‘bust up’ the Brit if they clashed.

Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) was due to face Saunders in October 2018 for the Londoner’s WBO crown but the Briton failed a drugs test and subsequently relinquished the title.
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  Mario Barrios Gives Back To His Community Feeds First Responders In Hometown Of San Antonio  
Last week Premier Boxing Champions' undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion, Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs), teamed up with Davies Entertainment, to help feed first responders in his hometown of San Antonio, TX, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on. Policemen, Firemen, Doctors, Nurses, along with other first responders, were fed by the group at five different locations around San Antonio.
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  Chavez: "Cinco De Mayo Fights Were So Special"  
Julio Cesar Chavez says fighting on Cinco de Mayo was so special for him to connect with his fans as he joins Jessie Vargas in a special episode of ‘Peleamundo’.

The Mexican legend boxed countless times in Cinco de Mayo weekend and the month of May over his incredible career and speaking to host Jessie Vargas, the former three-weight World king discussed how it felt to fight for his people on that date, especially his rematch with Frankie Randall in 1994.
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  Undefeated Boxing Prospect Lamont Powell
Escaped 36-Bullet Shooting Without A Scratch Founded "Gloves Up, Guns Down" Charity
 
Undefeated super welterweight prospect Lamont "The Blessed One" Powell, based on a near death experience 2-½ years ago in Providence, could easily have "Lucky" as his nickname.

The 26-year-old Powell was a three-time Silver Mittens champion, who compiled a 45-4 amateur record, prior to turning two years ago. He is 5-0 (1 KO) as a professional but, due to the pandemic, he hasn't fought since last August, when he won a 4-round unanimous decision over 14-7-1 Ricardo Garcia.
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  On This Day: May 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga KO'd Manuel De La Rosa in the 1st round - WBC Fecarbox Light Middleweight Title.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 3rd round - IBA Continental Super Bantamweight Title.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Pedro Torres - WBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Romero won a 12 round UD over Jorge Munoz - WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadfora won a 10 round TD over Mike Griffith - IBF Lightweight Title.
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Lamon Brewster - Non Title.
1995, Shepton Mallet, England:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Enrique Angeles in the 2nd round - WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Rafael Ruelas in the 2nd round - IBF & WBO Lightweight Title.
Gabriel Ruelas TKO'd Jimmy Garcia in the 11th round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.

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Cinco De Nada
 
By William Trillo

In all honesty, once they put us all on lockdown I pretty much decided to ride this thing out completely off the radar and not utter a word until we all got released. I am sure many of you were glad I zipped my lips. But today thanks to everyones favorite Social Media page I was sent numerous reminders of how I spent this particular time over the course of the years. As you can guess it was all about Cinco De Mayo and boxing. Mayweather vs. Maidana and Canelo vs. Jacobs moments were all over my page. Getting a little nostalgic I realized what a good time I had at those events.
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  On This Day: May 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California, USA:
Julio Gonzalez won a 6 round TD over Montell Griffin - IBF Title Eliminator.
2004, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Manny Siaca won a 12 round SD over Anthony Mundine - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Braunschweig, Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski KO'd Alejandro Lakatus in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Metro Manila, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa TKO'd Kejii Yamaguchi in the 1st round -  WBC International Super Flyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA:
Alex Trujillo TKO'd Emmanuel Clottey in the 7th round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Edwin Santana - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
El Paso, Texas, USA:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Juan Molina in the 11th round - NABF and IBA Lightweight Titles.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Wilfredo Rivera in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Showtime Acquires Award-Winning
Documentary Ringside
 
SHOWTIME announced today it has acquired rights to the award-winning documentary RINGSIDE, which chronicles the dramatic upbringing of two boxing prodigies and follows the divergent paths they take as they navigate life’s uncertainties on the South Side of Chicago. Filmed over the course of nine years by award-winning director Andre Hörmann, RINGSIDE will premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: May 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Calvin Grove in the 7th round.
Zab Judah won a 6 round UD over Troy Crain.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd RaulJorge Munoz in the 1st round.
1996, Anaheim, California:
Mark Johnson KO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round to win the Vacant IBF Flyweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Jesse Benevides in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Yokahoma, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Bueno to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Denver, Colorado:
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Wayne Harris to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1991, Paris, France:
Gilbert Dele won a 12 round UD over Jun-Suk Hwang to retain the WBA Light Middleweight title.
Laredo, Texas:
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Billy Hardy in the 8th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1985, Oranjestad, Aruba:
Daniel Zaragoza won the Vacant WBC Bantamweight Title when Freddie Jackson was DQ'd in the 7th round.

  Boxing Manager Ryan Roach -
Establishing His Own Identity
 
Boxing manager Ryan Roach is the latest member of New England's first family of boxing to be actively involved in the industry.

Roach, naturally, understands his last name translates into instant respect, credibility, and automatically doors open. However, he is determined to establish his own identity and make a name for himself, rather than ride the coattails of his famous uncle, 7-time Trainer of the Year and Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.
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  On This Day: May 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Jorge Arce won a 6 round TD over Melchor Cob Castro -WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 9 round TD over Eduardo Marquez - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Fernando Velardez in the 5th round - WBC Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 7th round - WBC & WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Frankie Archuleta in the 6th round - Non Title.
Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
James Crayton TKO'd Ernesto Zepeda in the 7th round - Non Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto TKO'd Juan Angel Macias in the 7th round - Non Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 4 round UD over Carlos Lopez - Non Title.
1997, Nynex Arena, Manchester, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Billy Hardy in the 1st round - IBF & WBO Featherweight Title.
Robin Reid won a 12 round MD over Henry Wharton - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Winky Wright TKO'd Steve Foster in the 6th round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Harry Simon KO'd Nick Odore in the 5th round - Non Title.

  Liam Smith: "I Want Brook, But I Won’t Chase Him"  
Liam Smith says he would love to fight Kell Brook, but warned that he won’t chase the Sheffield star as he is the latest guest on Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Former WBO World Super-Welterweight king Smith (29-2-1 16 KOs) is plotting his route to becoming a two-time World champion, and the 31 year old wants that route to include a huge all-British fight with Brook, the former IBF Welterweight ruler.
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  On This Day: May 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Samutsakorn, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin KO'd Joven Jorda in the 4th round -  WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Elio Ortiz won a 12 round UD over Ray Oliveira - IBU Welterweight Title.
Rich LaMontagne TKO'd Ernest Mateen in the 6th round - Non Title.
Chad Dawson TKO'd Earl Allen in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Fort Myers, Florida, USA:
Cesar Bazan KO'd Douglas Villarreal in the 4th round - Vacant NBA Light Welterweight Title.
2001, Houston, Texas, USA:
Lou Savarese TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 2nd round - Doesn't Everyone?
1998, Villeurbanne, France:
Fabrice Tiozzo TKO'd Terry Ray in the 1st round - WBA Cruiserweight Title
La Strobol, Lyon, France:
Hacine Cherifi won a 12 round UD over Keith Holmes - WBC Middleweight Title.
Lübeck, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Dicky Ryan in the 5th round -  Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.

  Three Lions Promotions Exploring
Televised Closed-Door Events
 
As the weekend comes and goes, Hamilton fight fans will no doubt be reflecting upon the postponed Three Lions Promotions (TLP) card, originally slated for Saturday, May 2. Hometown hopeful Jessie "Rock" Wilcox would have faced Andres "Pitufo" Viera (10-2-0, 8KOs) of Mercedes, Uruguay, for the WBC USNBC Super Welterweight Championship at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The undercard boasted Ryan Rozicki, Carolyn Redmond, and Antonio Napolitano. Although things are on hold for now, TLP Managing Director Daniel Otter is currently weighing a number of options to get Hamilton boxing rolling again.
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  Star Trainers Roach, Garcia & Rozier
View The Pandemic "From The Corner"
 
Star trainers Freddie Roach, Robert Garcia and Andre Rozier join Chris Mannix in a new show on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel as they view the COVID-19 pandemic and the return of the sport ‘From The Corner’.

Boxing has been hit as hard as any sport as fighters kick their heels waiting to hear when they will be back between the ropes, and as the trio of the sport’s elite coaches told Chris Mannix, they know that they have a key role in how their fighters return at their peak.
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  On This Day: May 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nongkhai, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom TKO'd Julio Cesar Avila in the 12th round - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Miami, Florida, USA:
Kelvin Davis TKO'd Ezra Sellers in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Maselino Masoe TKO'd Evans Ashira in the 2nd round - Vacant WBA Middleweight Title.
2003, Bangkok, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Hugo Dianzo - WBC Bantamweight Title.
1999, Crystal Palace, London, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Kevin Lueshing in the 3rd round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Alan Gilbert in the 8th round - Non Title.
1998, San Antonio, Texas, USA:
Adan Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ancee Gedeon - NABF Bantamweight Title.
James Coker KO'd Buck Smith in the 8th round - Non Title.
Jesse James Leija KO'd Troy Crain in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lance Whitaker TKO'd Ray Butler in the 6th round - Non Title.
1995, Cavite, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao won a 6 round Decision over Rocky Palma - Non Title.
1993, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA:
Tex Cobb TKO'd Mike Acklie in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Smith & Saunders "Make Sense" For Jacobs  
Daniel Jacobs is targeting Super-Middleweight champions Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders as he told the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ the steps he needs to take to reach the hall of fame.

Jacobs (36-3 30 KOs) took his first step on the path to two-weight World glory in December when he defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on a wild night in Phoenix, Arizona, with Jacobs marking his arrival at 168lbs by forcing Chavez Jr to retire on his stool after five rounds.
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  Martinez: "I Would Love A Big Fight In Mexico"  
Julio Cesar Martinez says he would love to box in Mexico as a World champion as he plots his future in the latest episode of ‘Peleamundo’.

Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) has seen his stock rise dramatically over the last year, with a win over Andrew Selby in March in Mexico followed by his controversial clash with Charlie Edwards in London in August, a thrilling World title win over Cristofer Rosales in December and a cracking battle in his first defense against Jay Harris in February.
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  Cordina: "I’m Close To World Title Action"  
Joe Cordina has plotted his route to becoming a World champion and revealed on Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ that he thinks he could be just three fights from ruling the world.

Cordina (11-0 7 KOs) moved down to Super-Featherweight in his last outing in November where he landed the WBA Continental title with a classy display in Monte Carlo against Mario Tinoco.
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  On This Day: April 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Mauricio Pastrana KO'd Anis Roga in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney TKO'd Anthony Hembrick in the 5th round to win the USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1993, Melbourne, Vic, Australia:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Dave Russell in the 11th round to win the Vacant WBF Cruiserweight Title.
1992, London, England:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Derek Williams in the 3rd round to win the European (EBU), Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Titles.
1989, Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker TKO'd Louie Lomeli in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1986, London, England:
Dennis Andries won a 12 round SD over JB Williamson to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
1976, Landover, Maryland:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round Decision over Jimmy Young to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Title. Many believe Ali received a gift decision in this very boring bout.

  Boston Boxing Promotions
Postpones Event Due To Pandemic
 
Boston Boxing Promotions has postponed its next professional boxing event originally scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020, due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The new date for the event will be Friday, August 14, 2020, at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham, New Hampshire. Doors are scheduled to open at 7 pm with first fight at 8 pm.
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  On This Day: April 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, London, England:
Keith Holmes TKO'd Robert McCracken in the 11th round to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
New York, New York:
Lennox Lewis KO'd Michael Grant in the 2nd round to retain the WBC, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Titles.
Paul Ingle TKO'd Junior Jones in the 11th round to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd David Bostice in the 2nd round to win the WBA International Heavyweight Title.
1995, Landover, Maryland:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Segundo Mercado in the 7th round to win the Vacant IBF Middleweight Title.
Vincent Pettway KO'd Simon Brown in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight title.
1990, Seoul, South Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round SD over Leo Gamez to win the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Nigel Benn TKO'd Doug DeWitt in the 8th round to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
1985, Buffalo, New York:
Tony Tubbs won a 15 round UD over Greg Page to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.

  Brace Yourselves For Boxing Greats At WBC Talks  
By Mauricio Sulaimán / WBC President – Son of José Sulaimán

I had the great pleasure of holding talks, one on one, with two all-time Boxing Greats … Julio César Chávez and Sugar Ray Leonard … during the dynamics called WBC Talks, which are done through the WBC University with the support from LiberQuaré.

These are informal conversations, totally relaxed, and in which we simply remember the courses, passages and routes of their lives inside and outside of the ring.
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  Oscar Valdez Targeting Miguel Berchelt
For Super Featherweight Supremacy
 
Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez has one name on the brain when boxing resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic: WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt. Valdez moved up in weight last November, rising from a second-round knockdown to knock out last-minute replacement Adam Lopez.

Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) is riding out the pandemic at his ranch in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This is what he had to say about Berchelt and other topics to Top Rank’s Crystina Poncher.
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  Uzbekistan Rising Star Israil Madrimov Wants World Champion Jeison Rosario Upon Boxing’s Return  
Uzbek star Israil ‘The Dream’ Madrimov, (5-0, 5 KOs), is in his native Uzbekistan staying in shape for when boxing returns and is emphatic about what the next steps in his career should be.

“I’m ready now to fight for a world title fight,” said the 25-year-old Madrimov, currently slotted at #2 in the junior middleweight rankings by the World Boxing Association. “I want to face the WBA champion Jeison Rosario next, he had a great victory over Julian Williams but I’m very confident I can beat him. I will aim for a world title fight when boxing returns and I am more motivated than ever.”
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  On This Day: April 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Cotabato, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Wethya Sakmaunglang in the 6th Round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mario Veit in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
New York, New York:
Andrew (Six-Heads) Lewis won a 12 round UD over Larry Marks to retain the WBA Welterweight title.
Julio Diaz KO'd Justo Sencion in the 9th round to win the Vacant NABA Lightweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Moorer KO'd Mario Melo in the 1st round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Michael Olajide to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1978, Udon Thani, Thailand:
Antonio Cervantes KO'd Tongta Kiatvayupakdi in the 6th round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1943, Ft Worth, Texas:
Mauel Ortiz KO'd Lupe Cardoza in the 6th round to retain the World Bantamweight Title.

  Born To Box: Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini  
As the son of a prizefighter, International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee ("Class of 2015") Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was born to box, and the Youngstown, Ohio fighter climbed to the top of the sport's mountain, capturing the World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight title in 1982.

Mancini's father, the late Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxed professionally from 1937 to 1947, compiling a 46-12-3 (16 KOs) pro record. Lenny was the No. 1 ranked lightweight in the world in 1941 and considered a future world champion. However, his dream was sadly shattered when he was wounded during World War II. He returned to boxing after being discharged, but his physical issues due to the wound prevented him from fulfilling his once vast potential.
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  On This Day: April 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Riesa, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Imparato - WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Terrence Lewis - Non Title.
Juan Diaz won a 8 round UD over Nelson Medina - Non Title.
Nate Campbell TKO'd Jaime Torres in the 5th round - Non Title.
Rocky Juarez KO'd Javier Ortiz in the 5th round - Non Title.
2001, Aalborg, Denmark:
Thomas Damgaard KO'd Rodney Jones in the 3rd round - WBA International Welterweight Title.
Caesar's Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA:
Carlos Bojorquez TKO'd Pernell Whitaker in the 4th round - Whitaker breaks
clavicle and referee stops the fight on advice of ring physician.
Mohammad Abdulaev TKO'd Luis Ruiz in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1996, Antibes, France:
Tom Johnson KO'd Claudio Martinet in the 7th round - IBF Featherweight Title

  Reynoso: "Martinez Will Unify At Flyweight –
And Then Meet Estrada And Chocolatito"
 
Eddy Reynoso says Julio Cesar Martinez will aim to unify the Flyweight division before moving to Super-Flyweight for blockbuster bouts against the likes of Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, as the Ring Magazine trainer of the year maps out Martinez’s path on this weekend’s episode of ‘Peleamundo’.
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  Top USA Amateur Boxers Adjusting To Life Without Fights & Waiting Another Year For Olympics Shot  
Amateur boxing, as in the professional ranks, has been shut-down worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic. USA Boxing members are adjusting to these challenging and trying times all across the country.

Gyms and schools are closed, tournaments suspended, and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed a year. Members of the Elite Qualification, Youth and Junior High Performance teams are home rather than in Colorado Springs training at the state-of-art United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center.
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  On This Day: April 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Brentford, London, England:
Silence Mabuza KO'd Julio Cesar Medina in the 3rd round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Williams TKO'd Bob Mirovic in the 4th round -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Shigeru Nakzato - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Antonio Tarver won a 12 round UD over Montell Griffin - Vacant WBC and Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
James Toney won a 12 round UD over Vassiliy Jirov - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Dallas, Texas, USA:
Kasim Ouma and James Coker fought to a 2 round TD - WBC Continental Americas. Light Middleweight Title. Accidental headbutt causes deep cut on Coker's right eye.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA:
George Foreman won a 12 round SD over Lou Savarese - WBU Heavyweight Title.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Claude Staten in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  On This Day: April 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina:
Sebastian Lujan TKO'd Diego Arias in the 4th round - Non Title.
Magdeburg, Germany:
Lukas Konecny TKO'd Filipp Bystrikov in the 7th round - NBA Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title.
Secunda, ML, South Africa:
Mzonke Fana TKO'd Laszlo Bognar in the 4th round -  WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa and Joel Zarate fought 2 rounds to a TD - WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA:
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Virgil Hill in the 4th round - Non Title.
Derrick Gainer KO'd Wilson Santos in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1995, South Padre Island, Texas, USA:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Silva - WBC Lightweight Title.
Agapito Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Jose Pantaleon - WBC International Featherweight Title.

  On This Day: April 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Chiapas, Mexico:
Jorge Arce KO'd Melchor Cob Castro in the 5th round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Corrie Sanders in the 8th round - Vacant WBC Heavyweight Title.
2003, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA:
Ishe Smith won a 10 round UD over Sam Garr - Non Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Felix St Kitts in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2001, Liverpool, Merseyside, England:
Sebastian Rothman TKO'd Mark Hobson in the 9th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
Silence Mabuza won a 6 round decision over Anthony Hanna - Non Title.
Houma, Louisiana, USA:
Luis Collazo won a 4 round decision over Terry Dominic - Non Title.
1999, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Henry Castillo in the 7th round - Non Title.
München, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev TKO'd Peter Malinga in the 3rd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Big Foot Martin in the 8th round - Non Title.
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Gabriel Mira in the 4th round - WBC Flyweight Title.

  Sullivan Barrera Still Training For Kovalev,
Biggest Fight Of His Career
 
Saturday night was supposed to be make or break for Sullivan Barrera. The former world title challenger was supposed to face Sergey Kovalev on April 25th in a DAZN streamed main event that would have been contested at a catchweight of 180 pounds.

Of course the coronavirus halted all professional sports in the United States from the middle of March through at least the end of April. Despite the uncertainty of when the fight will take place, the 38-year-old light heavyweight continues to train in hopes that the fight is rescheduled for a summer date.
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  Round 12: Memorable Week Of WBC Talks  
By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / President WBC

Last week was great, and I would like to share a summary of the most interesting of our WBC Talks.

These video conferences we do every day, in English and Spanish, help to keep the boxing community interacting, engaged, learning and having fun, with the many anecdotes, laughter and wonderful stories.
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  On This Day: April 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Nagoya, Japan:
Hideki Todaka TKO'd Yokthai in the 11th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Memphis, Tennessee:
Michael Nunn KO'd Crawford Ashley in the 6th round to Retain the WBA Super Middleweight Championship.
1990, Los Angeles, California:
Paul Banke KO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 9th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Berk-Sur-Mer, France:
Simon Bown KO'd Tyrone Trice in the 14th round to win the Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
1978, Los Angeles, California:
Little Red Lopez KO'd Jose DePaula in the 6th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1977, Inglewood, California:
Carlos Zarate KO'd Alfonso Zamora in the 4th round , Non-Title bout between WBC Bantamweight Champion (Zarate) and WBA Bantamweight Champion (Zamora).

  On This Day: April 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Brakpan GT, South Africa:
Hasim Rahman KO'd Lennox Lewis in the 5th round to win the WBC, WBA and IBF Heavyweight Titles, "2001 Ring Magazine Upset of the Year".
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba won a 12 round UD over Carlos Contreras to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Eddie Hopson KO'd Moises Pedroza in the 7th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Arturo Gatti KO'd Tito Tovar in the 1st round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Danny Romero won a 12 round UD over Francisco Tejedor to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
George Foreman won a 12 round MD over Axel Schulz to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Moorer won a 12 round MD over Evander Holyfield to win the WBA and IBF Heavyweight Title.
John Michael Johnson TKO'd Junior Jones in the 11th round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
John John Molina won a 12 round UD over Gregorio Vargas to retain the IBF Super Featherweight title.

  Emanuel Navarrete Looks Ahead
To Future At 122 & 126 Pounds
 
WBO junior featherweight king Emanuel Navarrete is the world's busiest world champion, a 25-year-old pressure fighter who is proud to represent his Mexican heritage at the sport's highest level. From May 2019 to February 2020, when he knocked out Jeo Santisima on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II card, he defended his world title five times.
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  Impact Boxing To Launch New Weekly Series In May  
With everything on hold in the world due to the covid-19 coronavirus, there hasn't been any movement for new sports programming on any major television or streaming platform. The sport of boxing's newest participant, Impact Boxing will be the first in the industry to get back to work.

Stars and Champions: The Effects of Covid-19 In Sports And Boxing debuts on May 8th at 1030 pm eastern. The series will run for 6 weeks to give everyone a look into how the virus has effected the lives of professional athletes, promoters, medical staff, executives and also discuss the future of live events.
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  On This Day: April 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Galati, Romania:
Lucian Bute KO'd Donnie McCrary in the 4th round - NABA Super Middleweight Title.
Hollywood, California:
Carl Froch TKO'd Henry Porras in the 8th round - Froch's American Debut.
2001, Erfurt, Germany:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Torsten May in the 8th round - Vacant European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Markus Beyer KO'd Manuel Lopez in the 7th round -  WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
1999:
Wilfredo Rivera won a 10 round UD over Angel Hernandez - Non Title.
1998, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA:
Hasim Rahman KO'd Steve Pannell in the 2nd round - USBA Heavyweight Title.
Larry Donald won a 10 round UD over Ross Puritty - Non Title.
1997, Inglewood, California, USA:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Agapito Sanchez - WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Enrique Jupiter in the 6th round - Mexican Super Bantamweight Title

  On This Day: April 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Gdansk, Poland:
Michael Trabant won a 12 round UD over Christian Bladt -  European (EBU) Welterweight Title.
Dariusz Michalczewski KO'd Joey DeGrandis in the 2nd round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Castillo - WBC Lightweight Title.
Stevie  Johnston won a 12 round MD over Alejandro Gonzalez - Non Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Charles Brewer - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1996, Brentwood, Essex, England:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mark Delaney in the 5th round - British Super Middleweight Title.
Levallois, France:
Jean Baptiste Mendy won a 12 round UD over Lamar Murphy - Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
Grand Forks, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Lou Del Valle - WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Juan Francisco Estrada: "I Will Get Revenge
In Chocolatito Unification Rematch"
 
Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez are hunting a blockbuster unification rematch – and Estrada told Gonzalez in the first ever episode of ‘Peleamundo’, premiering this Sunday on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel, that he is confident of settling the score if the pair can meet again.

Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) and Gonzalez (49-2 41 KOs) both regained their World champion status in stunning fashion in recent outings, with Estrada beating Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a rematch to regain the WBC and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight belts last April and ‘Chocolatito’ rolling back the years to rip the WBA strap from previously unbeaten Brit Kal Yafai in Dallas in February with a clinical ninth round KO win.
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  On This Day: April 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Fresno, California, USA:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.  won a 12 round UD over Victoriano Sosa - WBC Lightweight Title.
Miguel Cotto KO'd Joel Perez in the 4th round - Non Title.
2002, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Danny Green KO'd Paul Smallman in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Pan Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinyan KO'd Prasob Nookliang in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl KO'd Eidy Moya in the 9th round - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Thomas Damgaard won an 8 round UD over Abdel Mehidi - Non Title Bout.
1997, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Segundo Mercado in the 5th round - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd John David Jackson in the 7th round - IBF Middleweight Title
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Guy Stanford in the 1st round - Non Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Tony Limones in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1996, Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Joel Nolasco in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  On This Day: April 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Manchester, England:
Carl Thompson won a 12 round UD over Chris Eubank - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Damon Reed in the 1st round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Wilfredo Vazquez in the 7th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Karl Taylor in the 1st round - Non Title.
Junior Witter won a 6 round Decision over Jan Bergman - Non Title.
Aachen, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Julius Francis in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Antonio Diaz KO'd Alberto Cortes in the 2nd round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 10 round UD over Gustavo Cuello - Non Title.
Oba Carr won a 10 round UD over Juan Carlos Rodriguez - Non Title.
Diego Corrales KO'd Juan Carlos Salazar in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Ike Quartey TKO'd Ralph Jones in the 5th round - WBA Welterweight Title.
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Marco Antonio Barrera - WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Francisco Valdez in the 4rd round Non Title.

  Ali vs. Frazier Trilogy Headlines Special
Encore Boxing Presentation On ESPN
 
This Saturday, April 18, will be a day of classic boxing on ESPN when the network airs 11 consecutive hours of the sweet science starting at 12 noon ET. This special presentation will showcase some of the greatest bouts of all time, including the epic trilogy between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Ali-Frazier I has never been aired before on ESPN platforms and has not aired on U.S. television in nearly 30 years (August 1991).
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  On This Day: April 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, New York, New York,:
John Ruiz TKO'd Fres Oquendo in the 11th round - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd and Andrew Golota fought to a 12 round DRAW - IBF Heavyweight Title.
Wayne Braithwaite won a 12 round UD over Louis Azille - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Navarro won a 12 round UD over Jorge Luis Gonzalez - IBA Continental Super Flyweight Title.
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Roque Cassiani in the 10th round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade KO'd Errol Banner in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Sassari, Italy:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Salvatore Fanni in the 6th round - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Indio, California, USA:
Shane Mosley TKO'd John Brown in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Angel Manfredy won a 10 round UD over Ivan Robinson - Non Title.
1998, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Cesar Leon in the 8th round - Mexican Featherweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Ben Tackie KO'd Edwin Santana in the 10th round - Vacant IBA Americas Lightweight Title.
Wayne McCullough won a 10 round UD over Antonio Salas - Non Title.

  Round 12: Synergy In Boxing  
By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / WBC President

While we are still alert and active, albeit prudently staying at home, diligently, imaginatively and intelligently trying to keep the boxing community connected through WBC Talks and WBC Workouts, some boxing issues are already occurring.

Devin Haney has asked the WBC for his reinstatement as WBC world lightweight champion, because he has already healed, and it is not necessary for him to continue as champion in recess.
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  Miguel Berchelt Ready For All-Mexican
Showdown Against Oscar Valdez
 
His message is crystal clear. WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (37-1, 33 KOs) wants all the big names. Whether it’s fellow Mexican action star Oscar Valdez, IBF champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, WBA champion Rene Alvarado, WBO champion and promotional stablemate Jamel Herring, or lightweight standouts Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis, Berchelt is itching to get back to action.
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  On This Day: April 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dandenong, Australia:
Sam Soliman TKO'd Moechrody in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Pan Pacific Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinian TKO'd Falazona Fidal in the 2nd round.
2003, Nottingham, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Michael Monaghan in the 3rd round.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Derek McCafferty in the 7th round.
Padre Island, Texas:
Kennedy McKinney won a 12 round MD over Welcome Ncita to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marlon Staring retained his WBA Welterweight Title when he and Mark Breland fought to a 12 round Draw.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Rodolfo Aguilar in the 6th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1952, Chicago, Illinois:
Sugar Ray Robinson KO'd Rocky Graziano in the 3rd round to retain the World Middleweight Title.

  Unhappy Birthday Coming Up For Undefeated Lightweight Prospect Jamaine Ortiz  
Even in his wildest dreams, undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth World lightweight champion Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (13-0, 7 KOs) never could have ever imagined that his 24th birthday, later this month, would fall smack in the middle of a worldwide health pandemic.
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  World Champion Jose Ramirez &
Central Valley Community Leaders
Join Forces To Assist Agricultural Workers
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 last month, declaring a state of emergency ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home “except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.”

Agriculture is considered one of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, with agricultural workers critical to keeping our daily lives functioning. The hardworking members of the Central Valley who work in the fields, packing houses, processing plants, dairies, animal farms, and other supporting industries make up this critical infrastructure.
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  Bout Between Mairis Briedis & Yuniel Dorticos
Set For May 16 In Riga/Latvia Cancelled
 
WBSS is monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation. Under the current circumstances, a feasible date for the WBSS Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos is out of reach.

The final for the Muhammad Ali Trophy was originally scheduled to take place on 21 March 2020 in Riga, Latvia, and then rearranged for 16 May 2020 due to the spreading of COVID-19 – in line with the measures put in effect by the Latvian government to contain the disease. On 7 April 2020, the Latvian government extended the state of emergency and the containment measures until at least 12 May 2020.
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  Unified Super Lightweight World Champion
Jose Ramirez Wants All The Belts
 
WBC/WBO super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez is staying ready. The 2012 U.S. Olympian has not fought since knocking out Maurice Hooker last July in a title unification bout. He was supposed to fight Viktor Postol Feb. 2 in China (Feb. 1 prime time in the U.S.), but it became the first major bout to be impacted by COVID-19. The May 9 makeup date in Fresno also fell by the wayside.
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  On This Day: April 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Hanover, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski TKO'd Graciano Rocchigiani in the 10th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ike Quartey to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Hammanskral, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu TKO'd Pablo Osuna in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1985, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marvin Hagler TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Middleweight title in the Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.
1984, Detroit, Michigan:
Milt McCrory TKO'd Gilles Elbilia in the 6th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1978, Panama City, Panama:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO'd Cecilio Lastra in the 13th round to win the WBA Featherweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Salvador Sanchez won a 10 round decision over Juan Escobar (Sanchez down twice).

  On This Day: April 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, New York, New York, MSG Theatre:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Keith Holmes - WBC, IBF Middleweight Title.
Nelson Dieppa KO'd Andy Tabanas in the 11th round - Vacant WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Serguei Lyakhovich won an 8 round UD over Sedrick Fields - Non Title.
2000, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico:
Guty Espadas Jr. won an 11 round TD over Luisito Espinosa - Vacant WBC Featherweight Title. (Accidental Head butt Stoppage)
1998, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Andrew Golota KO'd Eli Dixon in the 6th round - Non Title.
Zab Judah KO'd Angel Beltre in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Micky Ward KO'd Mark Fernandez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Eric Harding won a 6 round Decision over Levan Easley - Non Title.
Vivian Harris KO'd Carlos Nevarez in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Osaka, Japan:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 12 round UD over Joichiro Tatsuyoshi - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  On This Day: April 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Campione d'Italia, Italy:
Michelle Piccirillo won a 12 round UD over Cory Spinks - Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
Silvio Branco won a 6 round decision over Ramdane Serdjane - Non Title.
Chester, West Virginia:
David Tua TKO'd Fres Oquendo in the 9th round - NABF Heavyweight Title.
Ray Austin and Lance Whitaker fought to a 10 round DRAW.
2001, Hampton, Virginia:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd Danny Wofford in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2000, Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA:
Librado Andrade KO'd Terry Smith in the 2nd round - Non Title.
London, England:
Sam Soliman won a 6 round decision over Paul Wesley.
1997, Köln, Germany:
Sven Ottke TKO'd Jason Hart in the 2nd Round - Non Title.
Timo Hoffman won a 6 round decision over Mike Robinson.
Markus Beyer TKO'd Isidore Janvier in the 5th round - Non Title.
1996, Boston, Massachusetts:
Dana Rosenblatt KO'd Howard Davis Jr. in the 2nd round - WBU Middleweight Title.
Micky Ward KO'd Louis Veader in the 9th round - WBU Middleweight Title.

  On This Day: April 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round SD over Oscar Leon to Retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Kevin Kelley in the 4th round.
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Steve Dotse in a Bantamweight Bout.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Pernell Whitaker to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Paulie Ayala won a 10 round Decision over Nestor Lopez.
Micky Ward KO'd Alfonso Sanchex in the 7th round.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Bobby Giepert in the 1st round.
Raul Marquez TKO'd Anthony Stephens in the 9th round to win the Vacant IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Cesar Soto KO'd Elias Quiroz in the 2nd round.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Tyrone Armstead in the 4th round.
1996, Netherland Antilles:
Pernell Whitaker was give a 12 round SD win over Wilfredo Rivera to retain the WBC Welterweight Title. (One of the worst decisions this writer ever saw)
Ike Quartey TKO'd Vince Phillips in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1981, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Sean O'Grady won a 15 round UD over Hilmer Kenty to win the WBA Lightweight Title.

  On This Day: April 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Laemson Beach, Chumporn, Thailand:
Terdsak Jandaeng won a 12 round UD over Jesse Maca - WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight Title.
2003, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA:
Anthony Bonsante TKO'd Marris Virgil in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, Columbia, South Carolina:
O'Neil Bell KO'd Mohammad Benguesmia in the 4th round - Non Title.
1997, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York:
David Telesco TKO'd Ernest Mateen - New York State Light Heavyweight Title.
James Butler KO'd Gerald Holmes in the 1st round - Non Title.
1996, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Wilbur Garst in the 7th round - Non Title.
Texas, Dallas:
Sharmba Mitchell KO'd Gilberto Flores - WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Title.
Ike Ibeabuchi KO'd Gary Butler KO'd Gary Butler in the 1st round - Non Title.
1995, Levallois, France:
Zeljko Mavrovic TKO'd Christophe Bizot in the 11th round - Vacant European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Winky Wright won a 10 round Decision over Leon Cessiron - Non Title.

  Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz Weighs In On
Devin Haney’s WBC Petition To Face Javier
Fortuna Immediately Upon Boxing’s Return
 
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz is issuing the following statement regarding Lightweight Champion in Recess Devin Haney’s WBC petition to face number one contender Javier Fortuna immediately when boxing resumes.

Last December, Haney underwent shoulder surgery, which prompted the WBC to designate him a champion in recess during his recovery and order a fight between their top two contenders, The Dominican Republic’s Javier Fortuna and England’s Luke Campbell, for the vacant lightweight championship.
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  A Remarkable Boxing Journey Like No Other
1972 Olympic Gold Medalist "Sugar" Ray Seales
 
Imagine being the lone boxer from your country to capture an Olympic gold medal, only days after the infamous Munich massacre. Now imagine also having won a remarkable 338 of 350 amateur matches, having fought a trilogy as a professional with "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, being declared legally blind in both eyes (having entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. pickup a six-figure medical bill), regaining sight in one eye, then working as a teacher of autistic students for 17 years.
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  On This Day: April 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, M.E.N. Arena, England:
In Jin Chi KO'd Michael Brodie in the 7th round - Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Jamie Moore TKO'd Adam Katumwa in the 5th round -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Middleweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Zab Judah - WBC, WBA, IBF Welterweight Title.
Lakva Sim TKO'd Miguel Callist in the 5th round - Vacant WBA Lightweight Title.
Mohammad Abdulaev TKO'd Jesse Feliciano in the 8th round - WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Wladimir Klitschko in the 5th round - Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
1999, Barranquilla, Colombia:
Irene Pacheco KO'd Luis Coronado in the 9th round - Vacant IBF Flyweight Title.
Jose Garcia won a 12 round SD over Noel Arambulet - WBA Fedelatin Minimumweight Title.
Manchester, M.E.N. Arena, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Paul Ingle in the 11th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller - Vacant IBO Cruiserweight Title.

  Round 12: Create A Habitat At Home  
By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / WBC President

The world of sport and entertainment is frozen worldwide and consequently, there is no boxing.

I decided to work more than ever. The key has been to get up every day with an action plan to follow, and every night, review what has been achieved.
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  Dmitry Bivol Calls For Super Middleweight
World Title Showdown With Canelo Alvarez
 
WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol, (17-0, 11 KOs), has once again called for the opportunity to drop one weight class and battle ‘Pound-for-Pound’ and Super Middleweight World Champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, (53-1-2, 38 KOs), emphasizing that he is ready to fight on the first available date when boxing returns.

“I’ve said now for over a year that I’m ready, willing and able to move down to super middleweight and fight Canelo,” said Bivol. “I have been training throughout the COVID-19 crisis and have watched on social media that Canelo has as well.”
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  On This Day: April 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Temecula, California:
Oscar Larios TKO'd Miguel Escamilla in the 10th round to retain the Mexican Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Reno, Nevada:
Tracy Harris Patterson won a 12 round UD over Richard Duran to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Santos Cardona to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Buddy McGirt won a 12 round UD over Livingstone Bramble.
1992, Celano, Italy:
Gianfranco Rossi TKO'd Angel Hernandez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Carlos DeLeon in the 8th round to unify the WBC, WBA, and IBF Cruiserweight Titles.
Meldrick Taylor TKO'd Ivan Gonzalez in the 5th round.

  Sampson Lewkowicz Ready To Promote WBC
Super Middleweight Champion David Benavidez Homecoming Title Defense When Pandemic Ends
 
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has secured a promoter’s license from the Arizona Department of Gaming with the aim of Sampson Boxing promoting undefeated WBC Super Middleweight World Champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez’s virus-postponed homecoming defense against Roamer Alexis Angulo as soon as conditions return to favorable for live events.
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  On This Day: April 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Kalasin, Thailand:
Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym TKO'd Gilberto Gonzalez in the 5th round to win the WBA Flyweight Title.
Detroit, Michigan:
Uriah Grant TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 2nd round to retain the IBO Cruiserweight Title. Hearns injured his ankle.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Roger Turner in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Oliver McCall won a 12 round UD over Larry Holmes to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Luis Santana retained the WBC Light Middleweight Title when Terry Norris was DQ'd for hitting after the bell. Norris lost the title to Santana by being DQ'd in their previous bout. Finally in their 3rd bout Norris regained the title by TKO'ing Santana in the 3rd round.
Bruce Seldon TKO'd Tony Tucker in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBA Heavyweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round UD over Giovanni Parisi to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Tucaman, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Raul Nunez to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.

  Ali & Tyson Fights Headline 7-Hour
Block Of Classic Fights On ESPN2
 
This Tuesday, April 7, will be a night of heavyweight legends on ESPN2 when the network airs a special programming lineup featuring classic heavyweight fights. The seven-hour encore presentation will showcase some of the greatest heavyweight bouts of all time, including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III, Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas and Evander Holyfield vs. George Foreman.
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  Lomachenko On Teofimo Lopez: "He Holds My Belt"  
Unified lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko is riding out the COVID-19 pandemic in his native Ukraine, but the three-weight kingpin is chomping at the bit to get his hands on the division’s leading names, including IBF world champion Teofimo Lopez, WBC world champion Devin Haney and Gervonta “Tank” Davis.

Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) has not fought since last August’s unanimous decision victory over Luke Campbell in London. He has sat back and taken notice of Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs), the Brooklyn-born prodigy who has been outspoken in his desire to fight the pound-for-pound Picasso.
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  On This Day: April 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Burbank, California, USA:
Yory Boy Campas KO'd Rigoberto Placenia in the 2nd round - WBC Mundo Hispano middleweight Title.
2001, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Naseem Hamed - Vacant IBO
Featherweight Title - Barrera deducted one point in 12th for intentionally slamming Hamed's head into a turnbuckle. I felt he should have been awarded a point for this :-)
Fernando Velardez TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 6th round - Non Title.
Omar Sheika TKO'd Stephane Ouellet in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Jermaine Taylor TKO'd Kenny Stubbs in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Verona, New York, USA:
Terrance Cauthen won a 10 round UD over Jose Narvaez - Non Title.
1998, Harrahs Casino, Cherokee, North Carolina:
Antwun Echols TKO'd Kevin Tillman in the 8th round - NABF , USBA Middleweight Titles.
Jimmy Thunder won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon - Non Title.

  Showtime Sports To Present Showtime Boxing Classics, Including Three Fight Of The Year
Winners, Beginning April 10 On Showtime
 
SHOWTIME Sports will continue to serve boxing fans during the current hiatus from live sports, announcing today SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS with regularly scheduled replays of legendary bouts from the network’s deep archive of world championship boxing. SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS will air on three consecutive Friday nights beginning April 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The telecasts will also be available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.
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  Two Trilogy Boxing Previews With Betting Odds  
As we patiently wait for the world to start turning once more, let’s look ahead to a couple of marquee boxing events that should rain as much entertainment as they do money: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III, and Alvarez vs. Golovkin III.

Four fighters will finally put to bed any doubt as to who is the better between each pair. Can a fleet-footed Fury dodge the deadly right hand of Wilder for another 12 rounds? Will Canelo bull his way through the mechanical precision of GGG once more?
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  On This Day: April 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Nelson KO'd Ezra Sellers in the 8th round - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Harry Simon won a 12 round UD over Armand Krajnc - WBO Middleweight Title.
2001, Grosseto, Italy:
Yawe Davis KO'd Neil Simpson in the 3rd round - Vacant European (EBU) Light Heavyweight Title.
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico:
Kermin Guardia won a 12 round UD over Juan Keb Baas - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Frank Toledo won a 12 round UD over Mbulelo Botile - IBF Featherweight Title.
Mohamad Abdulaev won a 4 round UD over Mahan Washington - Pro Debut for Abdulaev.
2000, Worley, Idaho:
Eliecer Castillo won a 10 round UD over Frankie Swindell - Non Title.
Zuri Lawrence won a 10 round UD over Mike Sedillo - Non Title.
1996, Hannover, Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO'd Asluddin Umarov in the 5th round - WBO Light .
Heavyweight Title
1993, Rochester, New York:
Oscar De La Hoya won an 8 round UD over Mike Grable - Non Title.

  Impact Boxing Plans To Give Back With Free Event  
While entertainment and sports have suffered immense damage, society as a whole has suffered even worse. With well over two hundred thousand confirmed cases, thousands of deaths, and almost 7 million people unemployed, the impact of the covid-19 coronavirus is devastating to the masses.

Impact Boxing became the newest sports network on February 1st when they had their first live card that was headlined by former world champion Austin Trout. Over the past decade the Impact Network has spread love through daily faith based programming which has helped people get through hard times under the leadership of Bishop Wayne T Jackson and the management of Terry Arnold and Royal Jackson.
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  On This Day: April 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Vince Phillips - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Wayne Elcock won a 12 round UD over Anthony Farnell - WBU Middleweight Title.
Junior Witter TKO'd Jurgen Haeck in the 4th round -  European (EBU-EU) Light Welterweight Title.
Leipzig, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round SD over Eric Lucas - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Calvin Grove in the 1st round - Non Title
Kevin Kelly TKO'd Nico Toriri in the 7th round - PABA Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round SD over Kennedy McKinney - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Tua TKO'd Oleg Maskaev in the 11th round - WBC Intl. Heavyweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Paul Denard in the 4th round - Non Title.
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Francisco De Assis in the 1st round - Non Title.
Robbie Peden TKO'd Willeson Spann in the 3rd round - Non Title.

  Joshua vs. Pulev Postponed  
Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Titles against Mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday June 20 has been postponed.

A new date for the event promoted by Matchroom Boxing and 258 Management in association with Top Rank and Epic Sports Entertainment is currently being worked on. We will announce any updates in due course and continue to explore the possibility of hosting this fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


  Introducing Super Featherweight Jordan White  
When the world of boxing resumes, super featherweight prospect Jordan "Shortdog" White will be primed to ascend into elite status in the 130-pound division.

The 22 year-old native of Washington,DC has a record of 10-1 with eight knockouts.

White began boxing at the age of eight after his cousin, 2000 United States Olympian Clarence Vinson piqued the young White's interest in the sport.
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  On This Day: April 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Clermont Ferrand, France:
Salim Medjkoune won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Gigliotti - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Mahyar Monshipour TKO'd German Guartos in the 3rd round - European (EBU) Super Bantamweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Monte Barrett won a 10 round SD over Robert Wiggins - Non Title.
Glen Johnson and Daniel Judah fought to a 10 round DRAW - Non Title.
2002, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton TKO'd Lloyd Bryan in the 3rd round -  Vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
Peter Manfredo Jr. won an 8 round UD over Grady Brewer - Non Title.
2001, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Fernando Montilla in the 7th round - Non Title.
1996, Udonthani, Thailand:
Samson Dutch Boy Gym KO'd Luis Sosa in the 1st round - WBF Super Flyweight Title.

  South Central LA To Gold: 1984 Olympic
Heavyweight Champion Henry Tillman
 
Capturing an Olympic gold medal is special but overcoming tremendous odds and winning it at home, never mind meeting your future wife, made it extraordinarily special for 1984 Olympic heavyweight champion Henry Tillman.

And beating Mike Tyson to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, not once but twice at the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials and 1984 U.S. Olympic Box-Offs, along with overcoming his background makes Tillman's life more than worthy of being shown on the silver screen.
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  On This Day: April 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Dennis Holbaek Pederson in the 6th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Michael Stewart to win the IBF Light Welterweight (Interim) Title.
Bremen, Germany:
Daruisz Michalczweski TKO'd Muslim Biarslanov in the 7th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1998, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Remigio Daniel Molina in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Bayom, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Mahenge Zulu in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Frankie Liles won a 12 round UD over Andrej Shlalikov to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Freddy Norwood won a 12 round UD over Antonio Cermeno to win the Vacant WBA Featherweight Title.
Jorge Eliecer Julio TKO'd Daniel Jimenez in the 9th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.

  New York State Boxing HOF & Ring 8 Establish Fund To Assist Boxers & Boxing Personnel In New York  
The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) and Ring 8 jointly announced today a partnership to establish a COVID-19 fund to assist New York and New Jersey boxers and boxing personnel who are in financial need during the coronavirus pandemic.
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  On This Day: April 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tijuana, Mexico:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Juan Angel Macias in the 8th round to win the WBO NABO Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Tokyo, Japan:
Yasuei Yakushiji won a 12 round MD over Cuauhtemoc Gomez to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1992, Sydney, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Nedrick Simmons in the 1st Round.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Rocky Lockridge won a 15 round UD over Harold Knight to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1983, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Aaron Pryor TKO'd Sang Hyun Kim in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1980, Tokyo, Japan:
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The rescheduled bout will take place at Save Mart Center, and tickets for the May 9 event will be valid for the rescheduled date. Ramirez and Postol were originally scheduled to fight Feb. 2 in China (Feb. 1 in the U.S), but when COVID-19 escalated in China, the bout was moved stateside.
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Bob Arum started at the top, and he’s still here. A one-time practicing attorney who worked in the tax division for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Arum promoted his first card on March 29, 1966. Muhammad Ali defended his heavyweight world title at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens against Canadian challenger George Chuvalo and won a 15-round unanimous decision.
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