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Franco Stops Pasillas In Three
"Junebug" Forced To Retool On The Fly
Berchelt Defeats Vargas By Late KO
IBF Elimination Bout For Beterbiev & Barrera
The meX Factor
Michael Spinks Interview
2016 Year-End Picks
The Best Laid Plans...& More
Smith Launches Hopkins Into Retirement
Quigley Dominant With Explosive KO In One
Quick Hitters

Quigley Grabs NABF Title With Victory Over Tapia
Jason Quigley St. Paddy’s Day Q & A
MSG Fight Night Thoughts
Lemieux Destroys Stevens With Big KO
Duno Shocks Gonzalez With 2nd Round KO
Alvarez Keeps His Promise; Beats Bute By TKO
Grant Bros. Taking Bute To The Promised Land
The Barber Shop Stop
Santillan Improves Win Streak

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  Andrzej Fonfara Back In The Gym Training
With Virgil Hunter, Waiting For Next Challenge
 
BC #7 light-heavyweight contender, Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KOs), is back in the Bay Area, CA, training with Virgil Hunter. After scoring a technical knockout in his last fight against former world champion, Chad Dawson (34-5, 19 KOs), Fonfara is ready for the next challenge as he looks to get back into a world title fight.
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  Samuel Clarkson Ready For Dmitry Bivol April 14  
Light heavyweight title challenger Samuel Clarkson says he’s in the shape of his life for his shot at Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Titlist Dmitry Bivol on Friday, April 14, live on SHOWTIME.

Clarkson (19-3, 12 KOs) will face the undefeated Bivol (9-0, 7 KOs, 2-0 WSB) in the 12-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader (10 p.m. ET/PT) at MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C. In the co-feature, undefeated welterweight prospects Juan Ruiz (18-0, 11 KOs) and Malik Hawkins (10-0, 7 KOs) will square off in an eight-round bout.
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  Palm Springs Boxing Gala Rescheduled For May 20 Fighter Injuries Delaying Scheduled Matchups  
The much anticipated showdown between rising Liveco boxer Max "The General" Becerra and Washington's Ricardo Maldonado will have to wait a little longer.

Santa Ana's Becerra (11-2-2 7KOs) has been diagnosed with a minor hand injury that has interrupted his training for the scheduled April 22 bout that was the featured fight of the Palm Springs Boxing Gala at the Renaissance Hotel. The event will now take place on Saturday, May 20 with the same fight card.
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  "Disrespected" Ball Hopes To Finish Christy Early  
Kendrick Ball Jr. can't quite explain why he feels the way he does about his upcoming opponent, Zachary Christy, but the fact Christy signed his name on the dotted line for April 7th has sent the 6-foot-2 Ball to a dark place most of his opponents haven't lived to talk about.
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  Marco Huck: "I Always Want To Win By Knockout"  
The decision of the World Boxing Council to confirm that the bout between Marco Huck and Mairis Briedis at April 1st in Dortmund, Germany, will be for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world was the main topic at the press conference today.
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  On This Day: March 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Reading, Pennsylvania:
Felix Machado won a TD in the 6th round over Martin Castillo to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis in the 5th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
2001, Ft Worth, Texas:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Hugo Dianzo to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1997, Tokyo, Japan:
Wilfredo Vazquez KO'd Yuji Watanabe in the 5th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Dublin, Ireland:
Wayne McCullough won a 12 round SD over Jose Luis Bueno to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1984, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marvin Hagler TKO'd Juan Roldan in the 10th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Titles.
1965, New York, New York:
Jose Torres TKO'd Willie Pastrano in the 9th round to win the WBC and WBA Light heavyweight Title.
Emile Griffith won a 15 round UD over Jose Stable to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Title.

  Antoine Douglas Stops Eduardo Mercedes In 2  
World ranked middleweight Antoine Douglas scored his 2nd knockout in 2 weeks as he took out Eduardo Mercedes at 1:45 of round two to capture the WBC Fedelatin title in a bout that took place in the Domincan Republic.

Douglas (21-1-1, 15 KO's) of Washington, DC, dropped Mercedes with a body shot and the fight was stopped.
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  Barrera vs. Parker April 15 On HBO Latino  
Sullivan Barrera (18-1, 13 KOs), the exciting Miami-based light heavyweight from Cuba, will return to HBO Latino Boxing on Saturday, April 15 at Mohegan Sun's Uncas Ballroom against Toledo, OH native Paul "Pay Per View" Parker (8-1, 4 KOs). Barrera will look to build on his thrilling knockout victory on HBO Latino® Boxing in Decemberover previously unbeaten prospect Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, while the prospect Parker looks to make a statement in the biggest challenge of his career to date. The HBO Latino Boxing telecast begins at 11:00 p.m. ET (live ET/tape-delayed PT).
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  Katende Ready For Cechvala:
"He’ll Do Well To Hear The Final Bell"
 
Former two-time Olympian Kennedy Katende (1-0) faces a tough test in his second professional bout as he takes on Milan Cechvala (1-1, 1 KO) in a six-round cruiserweight contest on April 22 at the Sporthallen in Sundsvall, Sweden.
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  Birthday Boy Petr Petrov Training Hard
In Madrid For Flanagan Showdown
 
WBO Lightweight world title challenger arrived in his hometown of Madrid, Spain to finish up preparations for his April 8th world title bout with undefeated world champion Terry Flanagen at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
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  Prospects Ruben Villa & Michael Dutchover
To Make East Coast Debuts April 14 At The
MGM National Harbor In Oxon Hill, Maryland
 
Highly regarded and undefeated prospects, Ruben Villa and Michael Dutchover will make their East Coast debuts as part of the non-televised undercard before a championship tripleheader on Friday night, April 14th at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
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  On This Day: March 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Hamburg, Germany:
Zsolt Erdei TKO'd Jose Dos Santos in the 10th round -  WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
Alexander Petkovic TKO'd Alain Simon in the 9th round - WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Dariusz Michaelczewski KO'd Derrick Harmon in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
David Tua and Hasim Rahman fought to a 12 round Draw - NABF Heavyweight Title
Bernard Hopkins won an 8 round TD over Morrade Hakkar -WBC, WBA, IBF Middleweight Titles.
2002, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Petcharoon Wor Surapol in the 5th round - PABA Featherweight Title.
Verno Phillips TKO'd Lloyd Jose in the 5th round - Vacant NBA Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Laurent Boudonani won a 12 round UD over Carl Daniels - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Mongkol Charoen - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Michael Moorer won a 12 round MD over Vaughn Bean - IBF Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux Will Face Reyes On
Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Undercard
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the Golden Boy Promotions, the former champion of the world Oscar De La Hoya, and the promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, Camille Estephan, confirmed that the Montrealer middleweight David Lemieux (37-3-0) will face the Mexican Marcos Reyes (35-4-0) May 6th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, just before the presentation of the main event opposing the Mexicans Saul Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1).
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  Hasim Rahman Jr. Pro Debut Moved To Friday,
April 14 MGM National Harbor In Oxon Hill, MD
 
When promoter Greg Cohen announced he had finalized arrangements for his next event, the decision to delay his promising heavyweight hopeful, Hasim Rahman Jr.'s, professional boxing debut two more weeks became an easy one.

Originally scheduled to turn professional on March 23, Baltimore native Rahman will now have his first four-round fight in front of a huge contingent of hometown family and friends on Friday, April 14, at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  Maccow Confident He'll Dethrone Marrero Next Friday In Highly-Anticipated Junior Welterweight Battle  
Sidney Maccow isn't coming to Rhode Island next week to mince words or shake off ring rust. He's coming to steal the show.

The confident New Yorker ends a 16-month layoff Friday, April 7th, 2017 at Twin River Casino in a four-round bout against unbeaten New London, Conn., prospect Cristobal Marrero, a fight he's certain won't go the distance.
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  On This Day: March 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico:
Kirino Garcia TKO'd Arturo Lopez in the 6th round - Mexican Middleweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Diego Andrade in the 1st round - Non Title.
Davie, Florida:
Luis Bolano won a 12 round UD over Cecilio Santos - WBO Flyweight Title Eliminator.
Carlos Maussa TKO'd Henry Matos in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, KC Sports Arena, Hull, England:
Imamu Mayfield KO'd Terry Dunstan in the 11th round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Paul Ingle won a 12 round Decision over Trust Ndlovu -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Paul Lloyd in the 2nd round - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Herol Graham in the 10th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Shannon Briggs in the 5th round - WBC Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd TKO'd Derek Amos in the 5th round - Non Title.

 

Jason Quigley W UD 10 Glen Tapia Photo Gallery
Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Jason Quigley W UD 10 Glen Tapia
Randy Caballero W UD 10 Jesus Ruiz
Tureano Johnson KO 2 Fabiano Pena
Mauricio Herrera W UD 8 Hector Velazquez
Azat Hovhannisyan KO 6 Diuhl Olguin
Hector Tanajara W UD 6 Daniel Perales
Marlen Esparza W UD 4 Rachel Sazoff
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  Results From 'Rocking Fights' At The Paramount  
St. Nick's Arena, The Hippodrome, Eastern Parkway, Ridgewood Grove, these were the legendary fight clubs that made New York the mecca of Boxing back in the day and last night before a SOLD OUT and wild SRO crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing put on a show that brought back the glory days of boxing.
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  On This Day: March 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Homebush Bay, New South Wales, Australia:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Mzukisi Sikali in the 8th round - IBF, IBO Flyweight Title.
2004, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Armand Krajnc - WBA, IBF Super Middleweight Title. Ottke announced his retirement after this fight.
Arthur Abraham TKO'd Branko Sobot in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Alex Bunema in the 7th round -  WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Leavander Johnson won a 10 round UD over Roque Cassiani - Non Title.
2003, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Shannon Briggs TKO'd Marvin Hill in the 1st round - Non Title.
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Stacy Goodson in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Winky Wright KO'd Derrick Graham in the 3rd round - IBF Light Middleweight Title Eliminator
Tim Austin KO'd Sergio Aguila in the 9th round - IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Jorge Linares Defeats Anthony Crolla In Rematch
To Retain The WBA, WBC Diamond & Ring
Magazine World Lightweight Titles
 
Photos: Lawrence Lustig - Matchroom Boxing

Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) skillfully defeated former champion Anthony "Million Dollar" Crolla (31-6, 15 KOs) to retain his WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Championship titles in a 12-round rematch battle that went the distance live from Manchester Arena. Showtime International Boxing will replay Linares vs. Crolla II tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHO Extreme.
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  2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez Shines In Professional Debut Win At Home  
A future star was born last night as 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez turned in a stellar performance in his professional debut, stopping Pat "Slacks" Gutierrez in the fourth round of the "KO Night Boxing: History Begins" main event, which aired live on CBS Sports Network from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.
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  On This Day: March 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Besançon, France:
Morrade Hakkar won a 12 round SD over Jorge Sendra - Vacant European (EBU) Middleweight Title.
Riesa, Germany:
Thomas Ulrich won a 12 round UD over Matthew Barney -  European (EBU) Light
Heavyweight Title.
Corpus Christi, Texas:
Fernando Vargas won a 10 round UD over Raymond Joval - Non Title.
2004, Phoenix, Arizona:
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Roberto Baro in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Ebo Elder won a 10 round UD over Oscar Diaz - Non Title.
Kendall Holt KO'd Gilberto Reyes in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, London, Wembley, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Tony Pep in the 4th round - Vacant WBU Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske TKO'd Ernesto Magdaleno in the 9th round - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Pomona, California:
Shane Mosley won a 10 round decision over Oscar Lopez - Non Title.

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The Mail Pouch: McGarry’s Manchester Minute
 
By William Trillo
You must hand it to McGarry. His continued support and thoughts on upcoming fights are appreciated and welcome. Check out what he has to say about Linares vs. Crolla.

Dear Mr. Trillo,

Today, the biggest fight is in Manchester - WBA Lightweight champion puts his belt on the line against Anthony Crolla. This is a rematch of their fight in the same arena last September. In that fight, Linares won a close decision and went 12 rounds for the first time. The fact that the defending champion has agreed to go back to the same arena in Crolla's home town for the rematch says a lot about the Venezuelan's self-confidence.

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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Beterbiev Will Face Koelling
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - It’s now confirmed: the IBF light heavyweight elimination bout will oppose the Montrealer Artur Beterbiev to the German Enrico Koelling. The IBF championship committee confirmed this morning that Koelling has officially accepted to face Beterbiev.
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  Christopher Martin Hands Daniel Franco First Loss  
Featherweight prospect DANIEL “TWITCH” FRANCO, (15-1-3, 10 KO’s) suffered his first loss on Thursday night against veteran CHRISTOPHER “S.D. KID” MARTIN, (30-8-3, 9 KO’s), with the Rancho Cucamonga, CA native being stopped in the third round at the EXCHANGE LA Nightclub in Downtown Los Angeles.
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  Jermell Charlo Defends Against Charles Hatley
April 22 From Barclays Center In Brooklyn
 
Unbeaten WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo will defend his world title against No. 1-rated challenger Charles Hatley Saturday, April 22 live on SHOWTIME® from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
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  Undefeated Super Lightweight Keenan Smith Headlines April 22 At The Claridge In Atlantic City  
Undefeated super lightweight Keenan Smith will headline a big night of action on Saturday, April 22nd at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The card will also feature many up and coming stars from the Philadelphia/New Jersey region. Smith of Philadelphia has a record of 10-0 with 4 knockouts.
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  Weights From Manchester - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Lawrence Lustig - Matchroom

Jorge Linares 134 1/2 vs. Anthony Crolla 134 1/2

Venue: Manchester Arena
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing


  Weights From Ciudad Juarez - Televisa  
Jhonny González 129 vs. Francisco Contreras 128.7
Lourdes Juarez 112 vs. Diana Fernandez 111.4
Karina Arce 117.3 vs. Alonso Ronquillo 115.75

Venue: Gym Joshua Neri Santos
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo


  Weights From Kansas - CBSSN  
Nico Hernandez 115 vs. Patrick Gutierrez 116
Tremaine Williams 125 vs. Eduardo Garza 124
Neeco Macias 154 vs. Cesar Soriano 154
Jeff Page, Jr. 186 vs. Steve Walker 184
Efrain Morales 155 vs. Robert Alexander Seyam 152
Eric Vargas 124 vs. Kevin Garcia 125 lbs.
Juan Hollingsworth 178 vs. Raymond Gray 180

Venue: Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, KS
Promoter: KO Night Boxing LLC


  David Benavidez vs. Rogelio Media WBC Eliminator  
Now that sanction has officially been granted, the next fight for red-hot undefeated super middleweight David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez will be an eliminator for the #2 mandatory challenger spot in the WBC's world rankings against highly regarded contender Rogelio "Porky" Medina, of Sonora, Mexico.
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  Helenius vs. Chisora Rematch Set For May 27  
Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) are set for a huge heavyweight rematch on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.

There is a lot of the line for both men, in what promises to be the biggest fight on Finnish soil in recent history, with both the WBC Silver World Heavyweight title and a shot at the current WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder up for grabs.
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  On This Day: March 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Los Angeles, California:
Israel Vazquez TKO'd Jose Luis Valbuena in the 12th round to win the vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
2001, Phoenix, Arizona:
Martin Castillo KO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round.
Ivan Calderon won a 4 round UD over Arturo Velazquez.
2000, Liverpool, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Pedro Alonso Teran in the 4th round to win the WBO Intercontinental Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Miami Beach, Florida:
Diosbelys Hurtado won a 6 round decision over Dwight Eaglin.
Glen Johnson KO'd Tyrone Dillard in the 1st round.
1994, Akirkeby, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Eduardo Nazario to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Melchor Cob Castro KO'd Rolando Pascua in the 10th round to win the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1989, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn KO'd Sumbu Kalambay in the 1st round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.

  Quigley Grabs NABF Title With Victory Over Tapia  
By Doug Ellison
Photos: William Trillo

Middleweight Jason Quigley (13-0,10 KO’s) decisions Glen Tapia (23-4,15 KO’s) over 10 rounds to take the vacant NABF middleweight title. Final scores read 100-91, 99-91 & 98-92 all in favor of Quigley.

"I felt slow and sluggish this fight," said Tapia. "I feel like I didn't even get to do to him what I trained in camp for. I was able to put pressure on him and hurt him a couple of times. This was not my best performance."
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  Linares vs. Crolla II Final Press Conference  
Photos: Matchroom Boxing

Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla held a final press conference on Thursday in Manchester, England, for their rematch this Saturday for the WBA Lightweight World Championship, live on SHOWTIME (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT) from Manchester Arena.
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  Super Trainer Abel Sanchez Has Two
Boxers On April 6 Fight Club OC Show
 
On Thursday April 6th, Fight Club OC show will be another opportunity for fans to see two outstanding boxing prospects that are being trained by super trainer Abel Sanchez. Fans in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center will watch 8-0 lightweight Ruslan Madiyev and 3-0 welterweight Serhii Bohachuk in action, with both fighters trained by Sanchez, who also is the trainer for World Welterweight Champion undefeated Gennady Golovkin.
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  Golovkin vs. Jacobs: Massive International Success  
This past Saturday night, March 18 at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden, in front of a packed house of 19,939 boxing fans and millions watching worldwide, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN improved to 37-0 with 33 knockouts with a superb performance in a 12-round unanimous decision victory (115-112, 115-112 and 114-113) over #1 ranked mandatory challenger DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS (32-2, 29 KO’s).
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  Marcos Hernandez Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten prospect Marcos Hernandez will look to keep his perfect record intact when he battles once-beaten Kyrone Davis in action featured on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes, Tuesday, March 28 from Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino in Nice, California.
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  On This Day: March 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Worley, Idaho:
Alex Bunema won a 12 round SD over Vince Phillips - WBC Continental Americas Light Middleweight Title.
Arthur Williams won a 8 round UD over Tim Shocks - Non Title.
2001, Sheffield, England:
Clinton Woods won a 10 round TD over Ali Forbes - Vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight Title.
Scott Harrison TKO'd Richie Wenton in the 4th round - Vacant British Featherweight Title.
Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke KO'd James Crawford in the 8th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Timo Hoffman won an 8 round UD over Michael Sprott - Non Title.
München, Germany:
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Derrick Jefferson in the 2nd round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Zoltan Lunka in the 7th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vassiliy Jirov KO'd Terry McGroom in the 1st round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Arturo Gatti in the 5th round - Non Title.

  Lomachenko, Usyk & Gvozdyk Media Workouts  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Undefeated champions and 2012 Ukrainian Olympic medalists VASYL LOMACHENKO, ALEKSANDR USYK and OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK hosted a Media Workout at World Boxing Gymnasium in Oxnard, Calif. today. All three are in deep training for their title defenses, which will take place Saturday, April 8, at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The event has been sold out for weeks. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Peltz Boxing Promotions, K2 Promotions, K2 Promotions Ukraine, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Kiddar, the three title fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Kell Brook & Errol Spence Jr. Press Conference
For May 27 Welterweight World Championship
 
Photos: Matchroom

IBF Welterweight World Champion Kell Brook and undefeated Errol Spence Jr. faced off on Wednesday at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England as they officially announced their May 27 blockbuster, which will air on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME in the U.S.
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  Weights From Indio, Ca. - ESPN2  
Photo: Lina Baker - Seeyouringside Photography

Randy Caballero 121.6 vs. Jesus Ruiz 121.6
Marlon Esparza 110 vs. Rachel Sazoff 109
Mauricio Herrera 146.2 vs. Hector Velesquez 144
Tureano Johnson 160 vs. Fabiano Pena 167.6
Hector Tanajara 130 vs. Daniel Pereles 135.6
Azat Hovhannisyan 121.4 vs. Diuhl Olguin 122

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


  Weights From Los Angeles, Ca.  
Daniel "Twich" Franco 125.4 vs. Christopher "S.D. Kid" Martin 126
Shane Mosley Jr. 161.8 vs. Demetrius Walker 167.1
Nigel Dawson 260.8 vs. Jesus Molina 222
Ruben Campos 135.8 vs. Gary Michaels 138
Robert Ochoa 121 vs. Carlos Ramirez 121.2
Humberto Velasquez 151.2 vs. Jordan Marriott 151.4
Cashton Young 210.3 vs. Oswaldo Ortega 221.3
Israel Duffus 183.2 vs. Michael Gbenga 181.2

Promoters: PR SPORTS, BASH BOXING, LIGHTS OUT PROMOTIONS, and ROC NATION SPORTS.
Venue: EXCHANGE L.A. NIGHTCLUB in Los Angeles, Cailfornia


  Weights From Randolph, NJ  
Skender Halili 153.5 vs. Eduardo Flores 155
Enver Halili 149 vs. Ariel Vasquez 147
Ian Green 161 vs. Andy Mejias 160
Yurik Mamedov 145.9 vs. Francis Gakpetor 145
Aidos Yerbossynuly 162 vs. Riarus Dudley 166
Frederick Julian 174 vs. Jermaine Corley 170

Venue: Skylands Event & Conference Center, Randolph, New Jersey
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions, Rising Promotions and GH3 Promotions


  Scott & Dean Burrell In Action This Friday
Night In Huntington, New York
 
This Friday night at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York, The Burrell Twins, Scott and Dean will be back in action in highly anticipated bouts against tough competition.

Scott (12-2, 8 KO's) will take on Anthony Karperis (13-2, 4 KO's) in the ten-round main event, while Dean (11-1, 8 KO's) battles John Hernandez (8-1, 1 KO) in a six-round bout on the Joe DeGuardia Star Boxing card.
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  Edner Cherry vs. Omar Douglas Headlines PBC On FS1 April 4 From Sands Bethlehem Events Center  
Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) will meet once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, April 4 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
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  On This Day: March 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Owensboro, Kentucky:
Bones Adams won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Cory Spinks won a 4 round TD over Leonard Townsend - Non Title.
Texas Station, Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Tua KO'd Danell Nicholson in the 6th round - IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Fres Oquendo TKO'd Cliff Etienne in the 8th round - Etienne down 7 times.
1998, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Anthony Stephens in the 3rd round - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Dana Rosenblatt TKO'd Terry Ford in the 5th round - Non Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Miguel Melo in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Marcellus Brown in the 4th round - Non Title.
1996, Miami, Florida:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round UD over Yober Ortega - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Nate Miller TKO'd Brian LaSpada in the 9th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
MSG Theatre, New York, New York:
Arturo Gatti KO'd Wilson Rodriguez in the 6th round - IBF Super Featherweight Title.

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Jason Quigley St. Paddy’s Day Q & A
 
By William Trillo
With his fight coming up on Thursday, March 23, there was no way I was going to let St. Patrick’s Day slip by without having a chat Irish middleweight contender Jason "El Animal" Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs). On a big ESPN show promoted by Golden Boy Quighley will take on the rugged Glen "Jersey Boy" Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) in a 10-round main event battle for the vacant NABF middleweight title. This is the perfect platform for Quigley to spring himself into the spotlight. With a win over Tapia the fighter from Ireland could be well on his way to 160 stardom.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Contenders Interested In Facing Beterbiev
Have To Give An Answer To IBF By March 23
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The IBF championship committee gave the first contenders of the light heavyweight division until March 23rd at midnight to give an answer if they are interested or not to face the Montrealer Artur Beterbiev in an elimination bout.

Last week, the Cuban Sullivan Barrera (18-1-0), who was supposed to face Beterbiev (11-0-0) in an IBF light heavyweight elimination bout April 21st in Miami, backed off. He never signed the contract sent by the IBF. The fight has been cancelled and Barrera lost his place in the Top 10 contenders.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Stevenson-Monaghan Could Be Postponed
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, did not confirm anything, but according different sources, the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world opposing the Montrealer Adonis Stevenson (28-1-0) and the New Yorker Sean Monaghan (28-0-0), scheduled for April 29th at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, could be postponed to May or June. And apparently, the fight could be presented in Montréal or Québec City.

Yvon Michel and Al Haymon are supposed to comment the situation in the next days, and explain the reason of the possible postponing.

Monaghan is ranked 10th contender by the WBC and seventh by the WBO. Stevenson won 23 times by KO or TKO, against 17 times for Monaghan.


  Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II Media Workouts  
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WBA Lightweight World Champion Jorge Linares and former champion Anthony Crolla participated in a public workout at National Football Museum in Manchester, England on Tuesday in preparation for their rematch this Saturday, live on SHOWTIME (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT) from Manchester Arena.
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  Bob Arum: "N'Dam vs. Murata Title Fight
Would Be A Sensational Event In Japan"
 
Teiken Promotions and Top Rank®, have begun negotiations for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight world title between interim WBA middleweight champion Hassan N'Dam and undefeated No. 2 world-rated contender Ryota Murata.

"While N'Dam wants the fight to take place in France, Mr. Honda and I think this fight would do extremely well in Japan and we are pulling out all stops in trying to bring it there," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. "Since winning Olympic gold in 2012, Ryota has developed a rabid fan base in Japan and we think those fans deserve to see their hero fight for his first professional world title. It would be a sensational event in Japan."
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  Undefeated Leduan Barthelemy Meets Reynaldo Blanco In Main Event Of PBC On FS1 March 28
From Robinson Rancheria In Nice, California
 
Unbeaten Cuban prospect Leduan Barthelemy (12-0, 6 KOs) will square-off against Reynaldo Blanco (14-3, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight contestthat headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes, Tuesday, March 28 from Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino in Nice, California.
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  Undefeated Dmitry Bivol vs. Samuel Clarkson Headlines April 14 ShoBox From National Harbor, MD  
Undefeated former Russian amateur standout Dmitry Bivol will defend his Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title against Samuel Clarkson in the 12-round main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, April 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) at MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.
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  Wallin Meets Mandras For WBA Continental Title  
Otto Wallin (17-0, 11 KOs) will get the chance to claim his first title when he makes his homecoming fight on April 22 against Italian Champion Gianluca Mandras (12-4, 5 KOs) for the WBA Continental Heavyweight Championship.

The 26 year-old from Sundsvall headlines the city’s first professional boxing event, which also features former two-time Olympian Kennedy Katende and female boxing star Mikaela Laurén, with more names to be announced shortly.
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  'Rocking Fights' At The Paramount Friday  
Star Boxing is bringing another exciting boxing show to the Paramount in Huntington, NY in spite of New York's new insurance regulations which have otherwise destroyed pro boxing in New York.

In the main event, Hicksville, NY native Anthony Karperis (13-2 4KO'S) will be defending his New York State Jr. Welterweight title against Brooklyn, NY prospect Scott Burrell (12-2 8KO'S) in a 10 round contest at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on Friday, March 24, 2017.
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  Pulev Defends WBA Title Against
The ‘Kingpin’ On April 28 In Sofia
 
Kubrat Pulev (24-1, 13 KOs) will defend his WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship against former World title challenger Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson (30-7-1, 14 KOs) on Friday, April 28 at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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  Quigley vs. Tapia Final Thoughts  
The long awaited debut of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN is nearly here. On Thursday, March 23, Irish middleweight contender Jason "El Animal" Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) will showcase his skills against the hard-punching Glen "Jersey Boy" Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) in a 10-round main event battle for the vacant NABF middleweight title. In the co-main event, Coachella's Randy "El Matador" Caballero (23-0, 14 KOs) will campaign to become a two-division world champion as he combats for the NABF super bantamweight title against Jesus "Estrella" Ruiz (35-7-5, 24 KOs) in a 10-round affair; and making her pro-debut on the national TV broadcast, 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and highly decorated amateur Marlen Esparza will participate in a four-round flyweight fight against Rachel Sazoff (0-2).
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  On This Day: March 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison won a 12 round UD over Wayne McCullough - WBO Featherweight Title.
Alex Arthur TKO'd Patrick Malinga in the  6th round - Vacant WBA International Super Featherweight Title.
Campione D'Italia, Italy:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Michele Piccirillo - IBF Welterweight Title.
Vincenzo Cantatore TKO'd Aaron Soria in the 4th round - Non Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Diaz TKO'd Ernesto Zepeda in the 7th round - Vacant WBC Latin American Lightweight Title.
Miguel Barrera KO'd Roberto Leyva in the 3rd round - IBF Minimumweight Title.
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Carlos Gerena in the 6th round - WBC Super Featherweight Eliminator.
1997, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round SD over Azumah Nelson  - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Michael Carbajal KO'd Scott Olson in the 10th round - IBA Light Flyweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Joel Perez - Vacant NABF Lightweight Title.

  Boxing At It's Best  
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

The Boxing Writers Association of America held its annual awards dinner, and it was so nice to see the boxing community together, so humbling to hear the speeches that brought tears to many and, for once, to see promoters, managers, boxers, television executives, trainers, and anyone involved in the sport interact with the major players of the boxing media in the United States. Congratulations to the BWAA for a successful event which was clearly prepared with passion and dedication to honor the best of 2016.
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  Pagcaliwangan Wins In Canada;
Dunn Loses In Australia
 
Star Boxing undefeated Super Bantamweight Marc "El Gwapo" Pagcaliwangan improved to 10-0-1 (8 KO's) with an impressive 3rd round KO of Mexico's Emmanuel Villamar, 8-2 (1 KO) at the Powerade Center in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Click Here For More

  Matt Remillard's Ring Comeback No April Fool's Joke  
The long trip back begins April 1st for Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard, 12 years to the day from his professional debut, on the "New England's Future 2" show at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Remillard (23-1, 13 KOs), fighting out of Manchester, Connecticut, hasn't boxed for the six years, due to him serving a five-year prison sentence. He takes on Lawrence (MA) lightweight Augustine "Ruthless" Mauras (6-1-3, 3 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature. If their tense, near volatile stare-down at a recent press conference is a true indication, Remillard vs. Mauras is not going the distance, to put things mildly.
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  On This Day: March 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Perth, Western Australia:
Danny Green won a 10 round UD over Sean Sullivan - Non Title.
Hussein Hussein TKO'd Pedek Shandra in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2003, Tucson, Arizona:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Lee Marvin Sandoval in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Gary Balleto KO'd Johnny Walker in the 1st round - Vacant IBU Lightweight Title.
Scott Pemberton KO'd Levan Easley in the 3rd round - Vacant IBU Super Middleweight Title.
Chad Dawson KO'd Willie Lee in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany:
Graciano Rocchigiani won a 12 round SD over Michael Nunn - Vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Montell Griffin won on a 9th round DQ over Roy Jones Jr. - WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Derrick Gainer TKO'd Aldrich Johnson in the 12th round NABU Super Featherweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
MSG Fight Night Thoughts
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - K2 Promotions

I am not outraged by the decision in the Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Roman Gonzalez title fight. It was a great scrap and the Thai fighter showed he is far from a no named fluke. Gonzalez was tough and had a good night but he seems to be a shell of his former self now that he has stepped up in weight. This was far from a robbery.
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