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  Unbeaten Giovani Santillan Makes
His First Start Of The Year This Friday
 
Giovani Santillan (20-0, 11 KOs), a promising young southpaw in the junior welterweight division, makes his first start of the year this Friday against Mexico's Omar Tienda (18-3, 11 KOs).

The 8-round main event, which takes place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif., matches Santillan against a fellow prospect eager to make his mark on the undefeated San Diego native.
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  Ivan Baranchyk: An Unlikely Journey
From Belarus To Miami, Oklahoma
 
When junior welterweight powerhouse Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk first entered a boxing gym at age 12 in his native Belarus, he quickly learned why boxing is known as the loneliest sport.

“The man who ran the gym I went to was supposed to be the trainer but he had a drinking problem,” Baranchyk recalled. “Instead of teaching us the sport of boxing, he just opened the gym door each day and left us without steady guidance.”
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  SHOWTIME Announces Claressa Shields's Professional Television Debut  
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields will make her professional television debut on ShoBox: The New Generation, a series that has sparked the careers of 67 future world champions, on Friday, March 10, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from MGM Grand Detroit Event Center in Detroit, Michigan.
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  Andrzej Fonfara Scheduled For March Return, Confident With Virgil Hunter In His Corner  
Light heavyweight contender, Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KOs) is enjoying his time with new coach, BWAA 2012 trainer of the year, Virgil Hunter. The two have been working together at for the last few months and Fonfara says he's learning new training methods with Hunter, that are helping him improve his game.
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  Tyrone Brunson Takes On Brandon Quarles On March 11 At The SugarHouse Casino In Philadelphia  
Middleweight's Tyrone Brunson and Brandon Quarles will square off in the eight-round main event on Saturday, March 11th as King's Promotions will stage it's first show at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. Brunson of Philadelphia has a record of 23-6-2, with 22 knockouts.
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  On This Day: Feb 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Gifu, Japan:
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai TKO'd Ryuhei Sugita in the 7th round - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
2003, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Andrew 6 Heads Lewis in the 2nd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
2002, Braunschweig, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Vaughn Bean in the 11th round WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Ricardo Vargas won a 10 round UD over Jhonny Gonzalez - Non Title.
1998, Harrah's Casino, Lake Charles, Louisiana:
Enrique Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Rafael Del Valle - Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1997, London, England:
Jacob Matlala won a 12 round SD over Mickey Cantwell - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Robin Reid KO'd Giovanni Pretorius in the 7th round - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Steve Collins TKO'd Frederic Seillier in the 5th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Tom Johnson in the 8th round - IBF & WBO Featherweight Title.

  Technology In Sports  
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

I am still vibrating from yesterday’s SuperBowl. What a game-ending run for the Patriots, led by the best quarterback in the history of the sport. Such a performance by the Patriots will, without a doubt, be a source of inspiration to millions who find themselves in troubled times. Never give up! Work hard! Keep moving forward! Patience!
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  Yigit Ready To Write His Name
In Swedish Boxing History
 
Anthony Yigit (18-0-1, 7 KOs) says he is ready to write his name in Swedish boxing history on Saturday night when he faces Lenny Daws (30-4-2, 11 KOs) for the European Super Lightweight title at the Westcroft Leisure Centre in Carshalton, London.
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  Mykal Fox: "Tre'Sean Wiggins
Is A Dangerous Opponent"
 
Undefeated junior welterweight prospect, Mykal "The Professor" Fox will take on hard-punching Tre'Sean Wiggins in the eight-round main event of a big night of boxing on This Saturday night, February 11th at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland.
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  Flores' Strong Performance Against Felix
Verdejo Embodies Spirit Of Havoc Boxing
 
Nicaraguan lightweight Oliver "Trombita" Flores' strong performance this past Friday evening against undefeated, No. 1 ranked Felix "El Diamente" Verdejo, fought in front of more than 7,000 fans in Verdejo's hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, truly embodied the spirit of Flores' promoter, Havoc Boxing.
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  Laurén: "I’m Going To Take Back What’s Mine"  
Mikaela Laurén (28-4, 13 KOs) will have the chance to reclaim her World title with purse bids for a showdown with the current WBC World Super Welterweight Champion Ewa Piatkowska (10-1, 4 KOs) scheduled for Wednesday.

Laurén was forced to vacate the belt last year when moving down in weight to face domestic rival Klara Svensson. Piatkowska was then crowned champion after beating Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes for the vacant title.
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  Karperis vs. Burrell To Battle For NY State Title  
Star Boxing chief Joe DeGuardia is fighting the unprecedented situation of no boxing club shows in the state of New York by pairing Hicksville, NY native Anthony Karperis (13-2 4KO'S) 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 Saturday, March 24, 2017. Click Here For More

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

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Back To The Bulls
 
By William Trillo
It's been a while since I covered The PBR but with a relatively slow weekend in boxing it was a good time to catch the action this past Saturday night in Anaheim.

The bulls were on fire on this night and the riders had their work cut out for them.

After a scary moment when veteran Guilherme Marchi was ravaged by a nasty bull named Spotted Demon the event went down to the final two rides and it was Shane Proctor who came out on top to take the Showdown in Anaheim.
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  On This Day: Feb 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd Sebastian Rothman in the 9th round - IBO Cruiserweight Title.
Glen Johnson won a 12 round UD over Clinton Woods - Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Almaty, Kazakhstan:
Vassiliy Jirov KO'd Alex Gonzales in the 1st round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Sergiy Dzinziruk won an 8 round decision over Mike Algoet - Non Title.
Sam Peter KO'd Gueorgui Christov in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu TKO'd Victor Llerena in the 7th round - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba KO'd Maxim Pougatchev in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Washington, DC:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Robert Allen in the 7th round - IBF Middleweight Title
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Pedro Saiz - WBA Light Welterweight Title
1998, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round UD over Miguel Martinez - Vacant WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Shane Mosley TKO'd Demetrio Ceballos in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Reggie Johnson KO'd William Guthrie in the 5th round - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Pennington Dethrones Gray To Capture UBF Titles  
Brooklyn’s Courtney Pennington again fought on enemy turf Saturday and this time left with the hometown favorite’s championship belts.

Pennington (10-4-1) defeated Worcester, Mass., junior middleweight Khiary Gray (14-2) by unanimous decision, 77-74, 76-75, 78-73, at Twin River Casino in the main event of CES Boxing’s 2017 debut to capture Gray’s Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) International and Northeast Titles.
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  On This Day: Feb 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Tokyo, Japan:
Willie Jorrin and Osamu Sato fought to a 12 round draw, Jorrin retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Antonio Tarver KO'd John Williams in the 4th round.
1996, Osaka, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Raul Juarez to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1994, Berlin, Germany:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Panama City, Panama:
Leo Gamez TKO'd Juan Antonio Torres to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Darrin Van Horn won a 12 round UD over Robert Hines to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1943, Detroit, Michigan:
Jake LaMotta won a 10 round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson , Robinsons 1st career loss.

  Belasco Theatre 2017 Season Opener:
Franco Stops Pasillas In Three
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Super Flyweight Joshua Franco (9-0, 5 KO’s) overwhelmed Victor Pasillas (8-7-2, 5 KO’s) in the main event of the Golden Boy promoted card. From the onset it was clear Franco was on a mission and his opponent Paillas was looking for the quickest way out. Franco obliged the overmatched challenger with a beat-down over three rounds and then dropped him with a flurry at the 2:32 mark before the fight was brought to a merciful end.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Eleider Alvarez: "I Am Expecting To Stop
Bute Before The End Of The Sixth Round"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Robert  Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez knows that he is at three weeks away from the most significant bout of his pro boxing career, and he is seeing himself in the winning shoes. February 24th in the ring of the Vidéotron Centre in Québec City, Alvarez (21-0-0) will face the Montrealer Romanian Lucian Bute (32-3-1) in a WBC light heavyweight elimination bout.
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  Luis Ortiz To WBC Champ Deontay Wilder:
"Stop Making Excuses!"
 
Responding to WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder's recent public statements, former WBA Interim Heavyweight Champion Luis Ortiz would like to let him know: "I signed up for the WBC/VADA Clean Boxing Program last September. Stop using that excuse to avoid fighting me!"

The undefeated Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs), of Camaguey, Cuba, now living in Miami, has been trying to get Wilder into a boxing ring for quite a while, as Wilder has chosen to face a string of what many would label second-tier opponents to defend against.
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  Weights From Rhode Island  
Khiary Gray 154 vs. Courtney Pennington 153
Anthony Marsella Jr. 137 vs. Francisco Medel 139
Jamaine Ortiz 134 vs. Canton Miller 134
Ray Oliveira Jr. 152 vs. Jose Rivera 154
Julio Perez 135 vs. Matt Doherty 138
Kendrick Ball Jr. 160 vs. Patrick Leal 158
Khiry Todd 148 vs. Bruno Dias 152
Marqus Bates 143 vs. Aaron Muniz 142

Promoter: CES Boxing
Venue: Twin River Casino, Rhode Island


  T-Mobile Arena In Las Vegas To Host May 6
Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
 
On Saturday, May 6, Las Vegas will play host to the kind of massive boxing event the city is known for when two-division world champion Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) squares off at the new T-Mobile Arena. In 2017's first true mega fight, Alvarez will take on former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) during the Cinco de Mayo weekend on Saturday, May 6. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
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  71st Annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Central N.E. Semifinals Results  
Fourteen exciting matches were held last night in the semifinals round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, Central New England (Greater Lowell) division, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
 
The open and novice championship finals will be held next Thursday night (Feb. 9) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with men's and women's matches.  See the remaining 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night's complete results.
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  Ryan Martin vs. Bryant Cruz
Added To Golovkin vs. Jacobs PPV
 
Top Lightweight Prospects, WBC Lightweight Continental Americas Champion, RYAN “BLUE CHIP” MARTIN, (17-0, 10 KO’s) of Cleveland, Ohio via Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Port Chester, New York’s BRYANT “PEE WEE” CRUZ, (17-1-0, 8 KO’s) will battle in a scheduled ten rounder on Saturday, March 18 at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden.
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  Zeuge vs. Ekpo Confirmed For March 25 In Potsdam  
Tyron Zeuge (19-0-1, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA World Super Middleweight title against Isaac Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs) on March 25 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.

The undefeated 24 year-old claimed the coveted WBA strap with a stunning twelfth-round knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis at the MBS Arena in November, and now returns to Potsdam for his maiden defence.
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  On This Day: Feb 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Kendall Holt TKO'd David Diaz in the 8th round - Non Title.
Oscar Diaz won a 10 round UD over Al Gonzalez - Non Title.
Jacksonville, Florida:
Javier Jauregui won a 10 round UD over Cristian Favela - Non Title.
Librado Andrade TKO'd Nicolas Cervera in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2000, Tbilisi, Georgia:
Koba Gogoladze won a 10 round decision over David Turner - WBF International Lightweight Title.
Indio, California:
Antonio Diaz KO'd James Crayton in the 7th round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Israel Vazquez won a 10 round SD over Hector Velazquez - Non Title.
1999, Worley, Idaho:
Oleg Maskaev TKO'd Jeff Wooden in the 3rd round - PABA Heavyweight Title.
1995, Beziers, France:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Tony Marshall - Vacant NABF Light Middleweight Title.

  "Junebug" Forced To Retool On The Fly  
By William Trillo
Photo: Marlene Marquez

No…“Junebug” Forced To Retool On The Fly is not the name of the newest Science Fiction thriller, but for David “Junebug” Mijares (4-0, 3 KO’s) engaging in the Sweet Science will be a thriller tonight as the change in opponent, now Evincii Dixon (7-15-2, 2 KO‘s), has him looking up, both figuratively and literally. The late change has Mijares facing a fighter nearly 6 inches taller than the one he was making ready for originally.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
The Gym Group Wins Purse Bid
For Beterbiev vs. Barrera
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The GYM Group, headed by the promoter Yvon Michel, won the purse bid organized by the IBF championship committee Thursday afternoon in Springfield, New Jersey, for the light heavyweight elimination bout opposing the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev (11-0-0) to the Cuban Sullivan Barrera(18-1-0).
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  Nicaraguan Lightweight Oliver Flores Live
Underdog vs. No. 1 Ranked Felix Verdejo
 
Live underdog Oliver "Trombita" Flores has prepared to shock the boxing world tomorrow night (Friday, Feb. 3), albeit it in hostile territory. challenging undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight champion Felix "El Diamente" Verdejo in the 10-round main event at Robrerto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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  Weights From Puerto Rico - UniMas  
Felix Verdejo 135 vs. Oliver Flores 134
Christopher Diaz 127 vs. Efrain Esquivas 130
Jean Carlos Rivera 125 vs. Roberto Correa 126.8

Venue: Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Top Rank


  Caleb Plant Returns Feb. 25  
Undefeated super-middleweight contender, Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs), will be making his 2017 debut on the Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) vs. Gerald Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs) card, taking place at the Legacy Arena, in Birmingham, Alabama on February 25th. Plant will headline his own show on Fox Sports 1 against an opponent TBA on February 25th as part of a multiple telecast event.
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  Regis Prograis Returns On Broadway Boxing
At Hard Rock In Biloxi, MS On Feb. 11
 
On Saturday, February 11, DiBella Entertainment's popular "Broadway Boxing" series will make its debut in Biloxi, MS, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, with the highly anticipated ring return of rising junior welterweight contender Regis "Rougarou" Prograis (18-0, 15 KOs). He will be defending his NABF title for the first time against Colombian Wilfrido Buelvas (18-6, 12 KOs) in a 10-round bout. The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rite Hook Promotions in association with Hard Rock Casino. The "Broadway Boxing" series is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House.
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  Youri Kalenga Added To "Battle Of Casablanca"
Card Feb. 18 In Morocco
 
Former Interim cruiserweight world champion Youri "El Toro" Kalenga will provide chief support February 18 for pro-debuting Moroccan amateur boxing sensation Mohammad Rabii on the "Battle of Casablanca" card, presented by Nowhere2Hyde, at Complexe de Sportif Mohammed V Arena in Casablanca, Morocco.
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  On This Day: Feb 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, The Tank, San Jose, California:
Montell Griffin won a 10 round UD over Sam Reese - Non Title.
Mia St John TKO'd Joy Irvin in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Club Level, Miami Beach, Florida:
Hector Camacho Jr. won a 12 round UD over Rocky Martinez - NABA Light Welterweight Title.
Hector Camacho won a 10 round UD over Troy Lowry.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Sharmba Mitchell in the 7th round - WBC and WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Elias Cruz in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1997, Anaheim, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Cedric Mingo in the 10th round - Vacant WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1996, Inglewood, California:
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Giovanni Andrade in the 2nd round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Kennedy McKinney in the 12th round - WBO Super
Bantamweight Title (an Un-Forgettable Fight).
1995, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Erik Morales KO'd Ricky Hernandez in the 1st round - WBC Mundo Hispano Super Bantamweight Title.

  Cotto vs. Kirkland Showdown Cancelled  
Roc Nation Sports today received notification from James Kirkland’s team that Kirkland has suffered an injury which will force him to withdraw from his match against Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The reported injury is a fractured nose. Unfortunately, the entire HBO Pay-Per-View show at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas is cancelled.

For customers who purchased through Ticketmaster via phone, online or mobile channels, you will receive a credit to the method of payment used. If you purchased in person at Ford Center or AT&T Stadium ticket office, bring the tickets and method of payment used at time of purchase to the AT&T Stadium North Ticket Office, located adjacent to Entry A, to receive your refund. If you purchased tickets from any other source, you will need to contact that point of purchase for your refund.


  Inaugural Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame
Set for Memorial Day Weekend 2017
 
By Raymundo Dioses
The front of the historic Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, set alongside the beautiful backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean at Brighton Park, will be the setting for the inaugural Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame event on Memorial Day weekend in May 2017.

Inductees include Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, the late Arturo Gatti and other former greats in what has been an operation years in the making that is finally unfolding later this year. Non-participant entrants include promoter Don King and referee Steve Smoger.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Steven Butler: "I Was Feeling
Weak In The Fourth Round"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer Steven Butler said he was discouraged when he left the Bell Centre Saturday evening. Saturday, Butler suffered of his first lost in pro boxing, a TKO in the seventh round against Brendon Cook (18-0-0), from Toronto, in an unification of the IBF North American championship and the WBA InterContinental championship in the super welterweight division.
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  Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko
New York Press Conference
 
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom Boxing/K2/KMG

On Tuesday, January 31, IBF Heavyweight World Champion ANTHONY JOSHUA, (18-0, 18 KO’s) and long reigning Former Unified Heavyweight World Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, (64-4-0, 53 KO’s) hit New York City for media appearances and to hold a press conference to discuss their April 29 massive international boxing clash set for London’s Wembley Stadium where a sold-out crowd of 90,000 will bear witness.

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  Heavyweight Trey Lippe Morrison Suffers
Cut While Sparring, Off Feb. 10 ShoBox Card
 
Undefeated heavyweight Trey Lippe Morrison suffered a cut over his left eye while sparring on Tuesday at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles and is unavailable to fight on next Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast.

“I’m very disappointed for Trey because this is the best camp that we’ve had together,” said trainer Freddie Roach, who was in his sixth camp with the undefeated heavyweight. “Trey should be healed and back in the gym in three or four weeks to come back stronger than ever.”
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  World Ranked Lightweight Contender Xolisani Ndongeni Wins South African Fighter Of The Year  
This past Friday night in Durban, South Africa, WBA number-3 ranked, WBC number-13 ranked, and WBO number-15 ranked lightweight contender Xolisani Ndongeni (22-0, 11 KO's) was named South African Fighter of the Year.

The ceremony took place in front of former South African world champions, and dignitaries such as Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula.
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  On This Day: Feb 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida:
Winky Wright TKO'd Jason Papillion in the 5th round - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Glen Kelly in the 7th round - WBC, WBA, IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Clifford Etienne TKO'd Gabe Brown in the 7th round - Non Title.
Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania:
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Nate Jones in the 3rd round - Vacant WBO NABO Heavyweight Title.
Randall Bailey KO'd Demetrio Ceballos in the 3rd round - Vacant WBA Light  Welterweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Carl Daniels in the 10th round - WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Title.
2001, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Jose Antonio Aguirre won a 12 round UD over Manny Melchor - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Jorge Arce TKO'd Juan Jose Beltran in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Columbus, Ohio:
Julio Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Julian Letterlough - WBO NABO Light Heavyweight Title. This was a Great Fight!!.
Jeff Lacy KO'd Jerald Lowe in the 1st round - Non Title.
1985, Panama City, Panama:
Eusebio Pedroza won a 15 round UD over Jorge Lujan - WBA Featherweight Title.

  Unbeaten Giovani Santillan
Headlines "Path to Glory" Feb. 10
 
Top junior welterweight prospect Giovani Santillan (20-0, 11 KOs) and featherweight standout Erick Ituarte (15-1-1, 2 KOs) make their 2017 debuts on "Path to Glory," Friday, Feb. 10 from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

In the 8-round main event, Santillan, 25, will face Mexico's Omar Tienda (18-3, 11 KOs), while Ituarte squares off with Naciff Castillo (17-9-2, 5 KOs) in the 8-round co-feature.
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  Big 2016, Bigger 2017 In Store For Star Boxing Celebrating Its 25th Year Of Promoting  
It was a sensational year for Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing in 2016. The year brought many thrills and breakout performances, including the two dramatic knockouts by Light Heavyweight Joe "The Beast" Smith Jr. on NBC and HBO respectively. Cruiserweight Constantin Bejenaru had 2 nice upset wins on Showtime and rising Jr. Welterweight Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin continued his winning ways at the Paramount.
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  Sampson Lewkowicz Issues Challenge To Top Super Middleweights On Behalf Of David Benavidez  
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz is issuing a challenge to the world's top super middleweights: Help his fighter, David "El Bandera Roja/Red Flag" Benavidez, become the youngest 168-lb champion in boxing history by fighting him.

"He is on a course to smash the old record," said Lewkowicz of Benavidez, but I need a top-10 contender or a world champion to fight him. He'll take on anyone in the world."
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  2017 LA Fight Club Heats Up In Feb. & March  
Things will heat up at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles this winter, as Golden Boy Promotions puts on three sizzling fight cards featuring up-and-coming prospects from throughout the Southland region and beyond.

First, on February 3, Golden Boy has loaded up its opening card of the season adding dynamite prospects to the previously announced appearances of Texas sensations Joshua "The Professor" Franco and Hector "El Finito" Tanajara, Jr.
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  On This Day: Feb 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Juan Diaz TKO'd John Bailey in the 7th round - Non Title.
Panchito Bojado TKO'd Frankie Santos in the 10th round - Non Title.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Jason Pires in the 9th round -Non Title.
Chad Dawson won a 6 round UD over Shannon Miller - Non Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Carlos Hernandez won a 8 round TD over David Santos - Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Cesar Bazan in the 11th round - Vacant WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Manuel Medina in the 7th round - Vacant IBF Featherweight Title.
2002, Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona:
Vassiliy Jirov won a 12 round UD over Jorge Fernando Castro - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1998, Seoul, Korea:
Yong Soo Choi won a 12 round SD over Lakva Sim - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Chula Vista, California:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Edgar Ayala in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Unbeaten Gerald Washington Steps In To Face Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder Feb. 25  
Undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) will now defend his title against unbeaten contender Gerald "El Gallo Negro" Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 25, from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.
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  Greg Cohen Congratulates Skender Halili For Winning Ring Magazine 'Round Of The Year' For 2016  
Greg Cohen Promotions wishes to congratulate their fighter, Skender Halili, one of the most exciting fighters in boxing, for winning THE RING Magazine Round of the Year 2016 for the second round of his super welterweight war against Jason Thompson.
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  LaManna Takes Unanimous Decision From Flores  
Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna looked sharp as he pitched a shutout, and won a 8-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores in front of a capacity crowd at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. LaManna used his length, and was effective with his jab as he set up solid body work with both hands and came upstairs to befuddle the 53-fight veteran.
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  On This Day: Jan 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Grande Synthe, France:
Tontcho Tontchev TKO'd Francky Leroy in the 5th round - Vacant WBU Lightweight Title.
Kiev, Ukraine:
Vladimir Virchis KO'd Balu Sauer in the 8th round - IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona:
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Peter Frissina in the 2nd round - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Hercules Kyvelos in the 2nd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
1998, Tampa, Florida:
Robert Allen TKO'd Lloyd Bryan in the 3rd round - NABA Middleweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Tony Tucker in the 11th round - NABF Heavyweight Title.
William Joppy won a 12 round UD over Julio Cesar Green - WBA Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Hasim Rahman won a 12 round UD over Jesse Ferguson - USBA Heavyweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Simon Brown in the 6th round - IBF Middleweight Title.
David Reid won an 8 round UD over Robert Frazier - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Camille Estephan: "The Referee Made
The Right Decision In The Circumstances"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Steven Butler was clearly frustrated when the referee Marlon B. Wright declared him TKO at the end of the seventh round Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal. Butler believed that Wright should be more patient with him.

However, clearly, Butler got a lack of energy after five violent and intense rounds with the WBA fifth contender in the super welterweight division, Brendon Cook, from Toronto.
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Thomas LaManna W UD 8 Eduardo Flores Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Michael Mitchell W MD 6 Chuck Mussachio
Gabriel Pham TKO 2 Jose Valderrama
Yurik Mamedov TKO 2 Jose Jimenez
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  Baranchyk vs. Ramos Headlines Feb. 10 ShoBox  
Baranchyk vs. Ramos Headlines Feb. 10 ShoBoxHolden Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc. return to the Buffalo Run Casino for an outstanding evening of boxing Friday, February 10 in Miami, OK.

The card is highlighted by a quadrupleheader airing live on Showtime at 10:05 PM ET as part of the ShoBox: The New Generation series and features eight fighters with a combined record of 100-6-4 and 76 wins by knockout.
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  On This Day: Jan 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Seoul, Korea:
In Jin Chi won a 12 round UD over Tommy Browne - WBC Featherweight Title.
2004, Dagenham, England:
Howard Eastman won a 12 round UD over Sergey Tatevosyan - European (EBU) Middleweight Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Dmitry Adamivich in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2003, Miami, Florida:
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Lionel Ortiz in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Seoul, Korea:
Yo Sam Choi KO'd Saman Sorjaturong in the 7th round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
2000, Fukuoka, Japan:
Freddie Norwood KO'd Takashi Koshimoto in the 9th round - WBA Featherweight Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round Decision over Jose Luis Noyola - NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Kassim Ouma won a 6 round decision over Emiliano Valdez - Non Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Grant TKO'd Ahmed Abdin in the 10th round - Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.

  Berchelt Defeats Vargas By Late KO;
Miura Breaks Down Tough Roman
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

The very things that had made Francisco Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KO’s) a must see fighter are the same things that led to his demise on Saturday night. Couple that with a fighter in Miguel Berchelt (31-1, 28 KO’s) who had been flying under the radar until tonight and you have a recipe for disaster. Such was the case for Vargas who lost his WBC Super Featherweight title on Saturday night to a fighter in Berchelt who is no longer flying in Stealth mode.
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  Leo Santa Cruz Reclaims WBA Featherweight World Championship In Rematch With Carl Frampton; Mikey Garcia Brutally Knocks Out Dejan Zlaticanin  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Leo Santa Cruz reclaimed the WBA Featherweight Championship, executing a brilliant game plan to dethrone Carl Frampton in a rematch of their epic first fight in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday in front of 10,085 raucous fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

With the scores 114-114 draw, and 115-113 twice, both fighters now own a majority decision and promised to settle the score in a trilogy.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Cook Stops Butler In The Seventh Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Steven Butler, who wanted absolutely to be ranked in the Top five contenders of the IBF this year, lost the most important bout of his pro boxing career Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal.

Ranked fifth contender by the WBA, Brendon Cook (18-0-0), a boxer from from Toronto, beat Butler by TKO at the end of the seventh round. Cook, who became the first fighter to beat Butler, won an unification of the IBF North American championship and WBA InterContinental championship in the super welterweight division (154 pounds). Butler (18-1-1) was ranked eight contender by the IBF before the bout.
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  Victory Boxing Results From Philadelphia  
Victory Boxing Promotions kicked off 2017 with a bang at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Philly boxing fans were treated to seven fights featuring undefeated, world class talent, headlined by four-time National Amateur Champion Jaron "Boots" Ennis versus Puerto Rico's Elvin Perez.
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  On This Day: Jan 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Manchester, England:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over David Starie to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Julius Francis in the 2nd round.
Rickey Hatton TKO'd Leonocio Garces.
Sachsenarena, Riesa, Germany:
Markus Beyer KO'd Leif Keiska in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1999, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo won a 12 round MD over Keith Mullings to win the WBC Light Middleweight title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round UD over Hector Camacho to retain the IBF Welterweight title.
Simon Brown won a 12 round MD over Troy Waters to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Frankie Randall won a 12 round SD over Julio Cesar Chavez to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title. Chavez first career loss, this loss brings his record to (90-1-1).
Cardiff, Wales:
Leeonzer Barber TKO'd Nicky Piper in the 9th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Peter Buckley in the 4th round.

  Berchelt Stuns Vargas For WBC Super Featherweight Title; Miura Stops Roman In Thriller  
Miguel Berchelt (31-1, 28 KO's) upset previously unbeaten Francisco Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KO's) to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title by way of knockout in the 11th. Many of the boxing world were just introduced to Berchelt tonight, but those who knew of him prior were confident he would stop Vargas tonight and he did.

Vargas did not look the best from the opening round, but it's his heart and toughness that make his great fights and this one was no exception. Both men traded for the first 3 rounds in what looked like it would be an early candidate for fight-of-the-year. However the tides shifted dramatically in the 4th after Vargas suffered a cut over his left eye from an accidental headbutt. From that point on it was All Berchelt, besting Vargas in every round, pounding him to the ropes and landing his best shots. Vargas would try to muster up some combinations of his own, but they had little effect.

Berchelt would punish Vargas badly in the 6th, and Vargas was an absolute bloody mess in the 9th. Vargas was asked to see the ringside doctor numerous times, but they let it go on each time. Truthfully, the referee or the corner of Vargas should have stopped the fight on their own a few rounds back, but it took until the 11th when Raul Caiz Jr. finally jumped in at 2:19 to save Vargas from further punishment.

On the undercard, Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 23) went to war with Miguel Roman (56-12, 43 KO's) in a back-and-forth brawl that saw both men in the lead at seperate times in the fight. Miura hurt Roman early, then Roman came back and Miura looked spent. Then it was Miura who would weather the storm and wear down Roman, landing a perfect left to the body to send him down in the 10th. Roman would make it out of the round, but would fall again in the 11th from the onslaught of Miura. Roman would again see another round, but Miura put a stamp on it with a left to the head at :53 in the 12 and Roman would not beat the count.

The Vargas vs. Miura rematch was a big possibility to be set up next had both won their fights, but who wouldn't want to see these same four fighters again on the same card with the opponents swapped: Berchelt vs. Miura and Vargas vs. Roman on the undercard. Sounds like another action packed night of boxing.


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Butler: "I Will Hurt Him In Each & Every Round" Cook: "I Am Not Worried At All"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - Two Canadian fighters ranked in the Top 10 in the world, in the super welterweight division (154 pounds), Steven Butler, from Montréal, and Brendon Cook, from Toronto, will be nose to nose in the ring of the Bell Centre Saturday evening.

Both undefeated, Butler (18-0-1) and Cook (17-0-0) will fight for the unification of the IBF North American title and the WBA Intercontinental title. Butler believes he is strongest puncher of the super welterweight division, and Cook thinks he is the most complete fighter.
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  Quigley vs. Tapia Set For March 23  
Launching its highly anticipated collaboration with a bang, Golden Boy Promotions and ESPN today announced the card for the first broadcast of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, featuring rising prospects, former world champions and former Olympians. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will broadcast the fights live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
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  Culcay Defends WBA World Title Against
Andrade On March 11 In Ludwigshafen
 
Jack Culcay (22-1, 11 KOs) is set to defend his WBA World Super Welterweight title against former WBO World Champion Demetrius Andrade (23-0, 16 KOs) on March 11 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

‘Golden’ Jack claimed the WBA strap with a unanimous decision over Maurice Weber in Frankfurt on May 9, 2015. The 31 year-old has since defended his title with a points victory versus Dennis Hogan in Hamburg on December 5, 2015, and a stoppage win against Jean Carlos Prada in Potsdam on April 9, 2016.
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  Weights From Fantasy Springs - HBO  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - HBO

Francisco Vargas 129.6 vs. Miguel Berchelt 129.8
(WBC Super Featherweight Championship)
 

Takashi Miura 129.8 vs. Mickey Roman 129.2

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


  Weights From Las Vegas - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Carl Frampton 125 vs. Leo Santa Cruz 125
(WBA Featherweight Title)
 

Mikey Garcia 134.5 vs. Dejan Zlaticanin 134.5
(WBC Lightweight Title)

Lee Selby vs. Jonathan Victor Barros *Canceled
Josh Taylor 142 vs. Alfonso Olvera 140
Ivan Redkach 137 vs. Desmond Brock 137.5
David Benavidez 166 vs. Sherali Mamajov 167
Herbert Acevedo 141 vs. Chris Singleton 140
Laduan Barthelemy 126 vs. Jesus Aguinaga 126
Antonio Santa Cruz 117 vs. Victor Torres 116
Gerardo Perez 126 vs. Javier Cepeda 125

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Ringstar


  Weights From Atlantic City  
Thomas LaManna 154 vs. Eduardo Flores 154
Chuck Muassachio 179.1 vs. Michael Mitchell 177.1
Jose Valderrama 167.8 vs. Gabriel Pham 167.1
Yurik Mamedov 147 vs. Jose Jimenez 146.3
Dan Murray 137.8 vs. Nahir Albright 139.2
Weusi Johnson 121.2 vs. Dallas Holden 118.3
Thomas Romain 133.7 vs. Jamil Simmons 138.5

Promoter: Rising Promotions
Venue: The Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey


  On This Day: Jan 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1996, Kanchanaburi, Thailand:
Nana Konadu TKO'd Veeraphol Sahaprom in the 2nd round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
In 1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round UD over Manuel Medina to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
While at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas they had such a card:
Gabe Ruelas TKO'd Freddie Libratore in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Jake Rodriguez in the 6th round to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Rafael Ruelas TKO'd Billy Schwer in the 8th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
John-John Molina TKO'd Lupe Suarez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Steven Butler: "The Biggest
Challenge Of My Boxing Career"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer super welterweight Steven Butler trained like hell during the last two months, and he said he was absolutely necessary in the circumstances. Butler (18-0-1) will face Brendon Cook (17-0-0), from Toronto, Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal, in an unification of the IBF North American and WBA Intercontinental championships.
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  Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Undefeated featherweight world champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring for their highly anticipated rematch that headlines a Premier Boxing Champions event this Saturday, January 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and live on SHOWTIME.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Martel Bahoeli Will Fight Braidwood For WBU Title
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The promoter of the GYM Group, Yvon Michel confirmed that Eric Martel-Bahoeli will face Adam Braidwood in a WBU heavyweight championship February 24 th in the ring of the Videotron Centre in Québec City, just before the presentation of the WBC light heavyweight elimination bout between the Montrealers Lucian Bute (32-3-1) and Eleider Alvarez (21-0-0).
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  Weights From Studio City, Ca. - UniMas  
Erick Deleon 129.8 vs. Jose Salinas 129.8
Arnold Barboza Jr 142.2 vs. Johnny Rodriguez 142.2
Alexander Besputin 149.2 vs. Gilberto Pereira 152.6
Robson Conceicao 139.8 vs. Aaron Ely 129.4
Maxim Dadashev 140.2 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 139.8
Gabriel Gutierrez 138.6 vs. Kevin Valle 133
Jose Morales 119 vs. Alexander Enriquez 120
Bryan Flores 157.2 vs. Even Torres 158.2
Dean Risher 131.4 vs. Devon Lee 139.6
Josue Obando 165 vs. Bakhram Murtazakiev 160

Promoter: Top Rank
Venue: Sportsman Lodge, Studio City, California


  Local's Mussachio & Pham Highlight Undercard Saturday Night At The Claridge In Atlantic City  
Local favorites Chuck "The Professor" Mussachio and Gabriel Pham will see action in separate bouts that will highlight an outstanding undercard this Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card, which is promoted by Rising Promotions will feature, Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna taking on Eduardo Flores un a junior middleweight bout scheduled for eight rounds.
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  Kanat Islam vs. Robson Assis Co-Featured
On Jones Jr. vs. Gunn Feb. 17
 
World ranked junior middleweight Kanat Islam will battle tough Brazilian Robson Assis in the scheduled 10-round co-feature bout on Friday night, February 17th at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

The bout will support the previously announced 12-round WBF Cruiserweight title bout featuring legendary Roy Jones Jr. battling Bobby Gunn.
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  Miguel Flores vs. Dat Nguyen Headlines
PBC On FS1 Feb. 21 In Houston, Texas
 
Undefeated rising prospect Miguel Flores (21-0, 9 KOs) headlines in his hometown as he battles Dat Nguyen (19-3, 6 KOs) in the 10-round super featherweight main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, February 21 from Silver Street in Houston, Texas.
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  On This Day: Jan 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Brasilia, Brazil:
Acelino Freitas KO'd Orlando Soto in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight title.
York Hall in London, England:
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over George Arias to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Munich, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Orlin Norris in the 1st round to win the WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Istvan Kovacs TKO'd Antonio Diaz in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBO Featherweight Title.
1996, Phoenix, Arizona:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Steve Frank in the 1st round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Jorge Luis Vado to retain the WBC and IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Eloy Rojas won a 12 round UD over Miguel Arrozal to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1992, Inglewood, California:
Chiquita Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Domingo Sosa to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.

  Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Golden Boy

WBC Super Featherweight Champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KOs) and Mexican brawler and WBO Interim Super Featherweight champion Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (30-1, 27 KOs) today hosted the final press conference ahead of their 12-round sure-fire all-action fight set for Saturday, January 28 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California and televised live on the season premiere of HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz 2 Fighter
Grand Arrivals & Media Workout Quote
 
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Fight week officially kicked-off Wednesday with fighter grand arrivals and media workouts before the Premier Boxing Champions event this Saturday, January 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and live on SHOWTIME.
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  Rigondeaux vs. Flores, De La Hoya vs. Salinas
Added To Cotto-Kirkland Feb. 25 PPV Undercard
 
Two action-packed fights featuring world champions, emerging stars and fierce rivalries have been added to the televised pay-per-view undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland “The Return” on Saturday, February 25 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. The event, sponsored by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  Thomas LaManna: "I Want My
Rematch With Dusty Harrison"
 
This Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel, Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna will take on battle tested Eduardo Flores in a junior middleweight bout that will headline an eight-bout card. LaManna of Millville, New Jersey has a record of 21-2 with 9 knockouts, and wants to avenge his September 15th defeat to Dusty Hernandez Harrison. But first he must get past the 52 fight veteran Flores.
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  10 Bouts Scheduled For Top Rank's Solo Boxeo
This Friday On UniMas At Sportsmen's Lodge
 
One of the most magnificent things to witness in the world of Boxing is when a young fighter makes the transition from a talented prospect to a bona fide contender. Perhaps this is why Top Rank's Solo Boxeo on Unimas shows are so popular among the diehard fans. Anyone can buy a ticket on the champion train at 'Fair-Weather Station' but 'Solo Boxeo' offers fight fans a chance to invest in both local and international blue-chip prospects before they become household names.
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  On This Day: Jan 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Schermerhorn, Netherlands:
Raymond Joval won a 12 round UD over Francisco Mora - IBO Middleweight Title.
2002, New York, New York:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Shane Mosley - WBC Welterweight Title.
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Terron Millett in the 4th round - Non Title.
2001, Rosemont, Illinois:
Teddy Reid won a 10 round UD over Jesus Valverde - Non Title.
JC Candelo TKO'd Ron Johnson in the 4th round - Non Title.
1996, Brighton, England:
Justin Juuko TKO'd Jackie Gunguluza in the 7th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Featherweight Title.
Corrie Sanders KO'd Keith Fletcher in the 4th round - Non Title.
Dolton, Illinois:
Montell Griffin KO'd William Clayton in the 1st round - Non Title.
Revere, Massachusetts:
Micky Ward TKO'd Alberto Alicea in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Scott Pemberton TKO'd Tony Rivera in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II Press Conference  
Photos: Lawrence Lustig - Matchroom Boxing

WBA Lightweight World Champion Jorge Linares and former titlist Anthony Crolla held a press conference on Tuesday in Manchester, England, to formally announce their upcoming rematch on Saturday, March 25 live on SHOWTIME from Manchester Arena.
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  Spotlight On Francisco Vargas Ahead Of WBC Super Featherweight Title Defense Against Miguel Berchelt  
On January 28th, Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KOs) will look to defend his WBC Super Featherweight title, as he steps into the ring for a 12-round fight against Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (30-1, 27 KOs) as the main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Vargas trains at "El Trebol Gym" in Ciudad Azteca, and runs every morning at the well-known place of Desierto de Los Leones. Golden Boy Promotions caught up with the stylish and undefeated fighter from Mexico City ahead of the biggest fight of his career in an exclusive Q&A session.
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  Jose Rodriguez Determined To Win Second World Championship Jan. 29 Against Jerwin Ancajas  
Mexico's Jose Alfredo "Torito" Rodriguez is promising fireworks in his upcoming world title challenge.

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Studio City Casino in Macao, China, Rodriguez (32-4, 19 KOs), of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, will attempt to win his second world championship by challenging Cavite City, Philippines' IBF World Super Flyweight Champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas (25-1-1, 16 KOs) over 12 rounds.
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  Carlos Cuadras vs. David Carmona Added
To Golovkin vs. Jacobs HBO PPV Telecast
 
Former World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion CARLOS “PRINCIPE” CUADRAS, (35-1-1, 27 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico returns to battle against cross-town rival and Former World Title Challenger DAVID “SEVERO” CARMONA, (20-3-5, 8 KO’s), also of Mexico City, Mexico, on Saturday, March 18 at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden.
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  Esho Comes From Behind To Stop
Abbruzzese In Three Exciting Rounds
 
Warrior's Boxing's revived "Windy City Fight Night" continued its growth on Saturday night in Chicago, as the largest crowd yet watched a seven-bout card at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

In the thrilling main event, Chicago junior middleweight Achour Esho (13-0, 8 KOs) had to survive a nearly disastrous first round to stop crosstown rival Anthony Abbruzzese (4-6, 3 KOs) in three.
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  WBA Welterweight Champion David Avanesyan
vs. Lamont Peterson Feb. 18 From Cincinnati
 
WBA Welterweight Champion David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) will defend his title against former two-time world champion Lamont Peterson (34-3-1, 17 KOs) in a 12-round matchup that serves as the co-main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
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  On This Day: Jan 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Temecula, California:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Vernon Forrest in the 3rd round - WBC & WBA Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor won a 10 round UD over Nate Campbell - Non Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Sharmba Mitchell TKO'd Carlos Vilches in the 4th round - Non Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Michael Davis in the 5th round - Non Title.
2002, Rosemont, Illinois:
Ben Tackie TKO'd Teddy Reid in the 5th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Antonio Tarver won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson- NABF, USBA Light Heavyweight Titles, IBF Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Laughlin, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Juan Macias in the 8th round - Non Title.
1997, Stuttgart, Germany:
Hacine Cherifi won a 12 round Decision over Branko Sobot - European (EBU) Middleweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Mike Acklie in the 1st round - Non Title.
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Troy Weida in the 3rd round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
IBF Elimination Bout For Beterbiev & Barrera
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev will face the Cuban Sullivan Barrera, in an IBF light heavyweight elimination bout, but the date and the site of the fight are not determined. The IBF championship committee will hold a purse bid February 2nd in New Jersey, if the promoters of the two fighters cannot make a deal before.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lucian Bute To Sue The Pharmagenix Laboratory
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former IBF super middleweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Romanian Lucian Bute and his lawyers will sue the Pharmagenix Laboratory in Washington. D.C., in the weeks or months to come.

The news has been confirmed Monday morning in a press conference held at the Monster GYM in Dorval, in the West island of Montréal, by Bute and his promoter Yvon Michel, from the GYM Group.
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  Tureano Johnson & Sadam Ali Lead Non-Televised Undercard For Vargas vs. Berchelt This Saturday  
As the boxing world prepares to witness the epic WBC Super Featherweight clash between Mexican warriors Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KOs) and Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (30-1, 27 KOs), Golden Boy Promotions has announced a stacked undercard of fan favorite all-stars coming back in to action on Saturday, January 28 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and live streamed by Ring TV.
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  Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson
World Title Clash Postponed Until Feb. 24
 
First Lady Promotions has postponed the highly anticipated battle between Consensus #1 Women’s Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and Undisputed Welterweight World Champion, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (29-0-0, 8 KO’s) and Mandatory Challenger KLARA SVENSSON, (17-1-0, 5 KO’s) scheduled for this Saturday, January 28 to the new date of Friday, February 24.
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  Roman Gonzalez Gets Champion’s Sendoff
In Nicaragua Before Heading To Costa Rica
 
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-0-0, 38 KO’s), held court in front of a huge crowd of Nicaraguan media before heading to Costa Rica for training camp in preparations to defend his title against Mandatory Challenger SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (41-4-1, (38 KO’s) of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden.
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  Golden Boy Promotions In Association With ZR Entertainment Signs Multi-Fight Deal With  Former Three-Division World Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa  
Building on its record of signing and promoting the best of the best, Golden Boy Promotions - in association with ZR Entertainment -- today announced a multi-fight deal with former three-division world champion and Olympic Gold medalist Yuriokis "El Ciclón de Guantánamo" Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs).

The Cuban standout, who has defeated a who's who of champions and contenders throughout his 10-year professional career, will look to add to the title belts he has held in the featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight divisions as he makes another run at championship glory.
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  San Antonio's Selina Barrios Scores
Spectacular Knockout In Pro Debut
 
This past Saturday in her pro debut at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, on the "Famoso's Night of Champions" card in San Antonio, TX, hometown native, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (1-0, 1 KO), scored a spectacular first round knockout against, Tammy Franks (2-27-1).
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  Brant Stops Hloros With Body Shot & Defends
WBA-NABA Championship In Hinckley
 
On Friday, January 20, in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 3000+ at the Grand Casino's Events & Convention Center in Hinckley, Minnesota, WBA #3-, IBF #13- and WBO #5-rated middleweight contender Rob "Bravo" Brant stayed busy and defended his WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship by stopping Detroit's Alexis Hloros.
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  On This Day: Jan 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti won a 12 round UD over Gianluca Branco - Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Humberto Aranda in the 5th round - Non Title.
Francisco Bojado won a 10 round UD over Emmanuel Clottey - Non Title.
2003, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England:
Clinton Woods TKO'd Sergio Baez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Lvov, Ukraine:
Andreas Kotelnik won a 12 round UD over Fabrice Colombel - Vacant WBA International Light Welterweight Title.
Commerce, California:
Julio Gonzalez won a 10 round MD over Glen Johnson - Non Title.
1998, Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Branko Sobot in the 3rd round - WBO Super Middleweight
Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Pernell Whitaker TKO'd Diosbelys Hurtado in the 11th round - WBC Welterweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd John Scalzi in the 1st round - Non Title.
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Mike Rios in the 1st round - Non Title.

 

Ricardo Maldonado KO 6 Jaime Ocegueda
Photo Gallery

Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Anthony Sanchez Majority Draw 6 Christian Alejandro Silva
Francisco Ochoa W UD 6 Eder Amaro Fajardo
Joshua Zuniga W UD 4 Mario Aguirre
Adrian Rodriguez W MD 4 Oscar Jose Chavez
Salvador Perez KO 1 Imarjoe Miller
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Daniel Roman W RTD 9 Adam Lopez Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Ronald Ellis W UD 8 Christopher Brooker
Kenneth Sims Jr. W UD 8 Emmanuel Robles
Stephon Young W UD 8 Olimjon Nazarov
Malik Jackson TKO 1 Christian Foster
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  On This Day: Jan 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Peter Manfredo Jr. KO'd Sherwin Davis in the 6th round - Vacant WBO NABO Light Middleweight Title.
Scott Pemberton TKO'd Omar Sheika in the 10th round of a Barn Burner - NABF Super Middleweight Title.
Expo Center, Kansas City, Missouri:
Martin Castillo won a 12 round UD over Roger Galicia - WBA Super Flyweight Title Eliminator.
Kelly Pavlik won an 8 round UD over Anthony Ivory - Non Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Tony Menefee in the 5th round - Non Title.
1998, Sons Of Italy, Lake Worth, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won an 8 round UD over Javier Diaz - Non Title.
Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi:
Verno Phillips KO'd Julian Jackson in the 9th round - WBU Light Middleweight Title.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Jason Nicholson in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lafrenière KO's Garcia In 7
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The IBF middleweight International champion, Francis Lafrenière, from Côteau-Du-Lac, Québec, improved his pro record to 14-5-2 Saturday evening in the ring of the Tohu Theatre in North Side of Montréal, in beating the Mexican Manuel Garcia (15-13-2) by KO in the seventh round. Lafrenière has the brothers Howard and Otis Grant as trainers.
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  71st Annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden
Gloves Championship Second Round Results
 
The 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship kicked-off last night in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium as Central New England (Greater Lowell) preliminary-round action featured 14 exciting men's and women's novice class matches.
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  On This Day: Jan 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Alma Alta, Kazakhstan:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Juan Ramon Medina to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Eammon Loughran won a 12 round UD over Alessandro Duran to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
John-John Molina TKO’d Floyd Havard in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1990, Inglewood, California:
Raul Perez won a 12 round UD over Gaby Canizales to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1973, Kingston, Jamaica:
George Foreman TKO’d Joe Frazier in the 2nd round to win the WBA and WBC Heavyweight Titles. Frazier was down three times in both rounds, this was the 1973 Fight of the Year, and it was here that Howard Cosell made famous the words “Down goes Frazier. Down goes Frazier”, I can still hear him saying it.

  Danny Roman Stops Adam Lopez
In WBA Title Eliminator
 
Photos: Tom Casino - SHOWTIME

In a stunningly one-sided affair, Danny “Baby Face Assassin” Roman scored an upset ninth-round TKO over previously unbeaten Adam Lopez in a WBA Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator Friday in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.
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  Unacceptable Behavior By Trainer Angel Garcia  
The WBC is extremely concerned with the behavior and actions showcased by Mr. Angel Garcia, who is the trainer of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, during the press conference for the highly anticipated fight between Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman.

The WBC prides itself for its battle against apartheid, in which South Africa was banned from boxing for 19 years, and our constant rejection to any sort of discrimination and abuse of power.
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  Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz & Dejan Zlaticanin vs. Mikey Garcia Teleconference Transcript  
Kelly Swanson: Thanks everybody for joining us. What an exciting conference call we have today. We’re talking about Carl Frampton versus Leo Santa Cruz, the rematch, as well as Dejan Zlaticanin versus Mikey Garcia.
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  Top Prospect Irvin Gonzalez Remains Perfect,
Stops Israel Rojas In Second Round
 
Boxing returned to Worcester last night (Thursday) for the first time in more than five years to the delight of a capacity crowd of 2,100 passionate fans at the Palladium.

The inaugural event of the "New England's Future" series, presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment, featured 10 action-packed fights, highlighted by rising Worcester featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez (5-0, 5 KOs).
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  Weights From Windy City Fight Night  
Achour Esho 154 vs. Anthony Abbruzzese 152
Josh Hernandez 128.5 vs. Thomas Smith 129
Martez McGregor 170.5 vs. Cesar Ruiz 171.5
Yousif Saleh 132.5 vs. Luis Ramos 137
Shawn Simpson 118 vs. Leonardo Reyes 118
Jessica McCaskill 134.5 vs. Carla Torres 128
Ruben Schobitz 164.5 vs. Joel Blair 164.5

Venue: UIC Pavilion
Promoter: Warriors Boxing


  Weights From Denmark  
Patrick Nielsen 173.1 vs. Bebi Berrocal 171.9
Dina Thorslund 120.4 vs. Xenia Jorneac 121.9
Abdul Khattab 160.9 vs. Arman Torosyan 159.2
Mikkel Nielsen 152.1 vs. Leri Tedeev 152.1
Stefan Haertel 170.2 vs. Tomasz Gargula 169.8
Leon Bunn 176.4 vs. Przemyslaw Binienda 173.1

Promoter: Sauerland Event
Venue: Struer Energi Park, Denmark


  Weights From Trenton, NJ  
Zab Judah 143 vs. Jorge Luis Munguia 142
Mike Hilton 200 vs. Eric George 199
Derrick Webster 168 vs. Thomas Awimbono 168
Bryan Daniels 199.7 vs. Damien Lewis 196.6
Jimmy Kelleher 161.5 vs. Courtney McCleave 163.8
Andy Gonzalez 151.9 vs. Jason Wahr 151.5
Brandon Robinson 173.3 vs. Jermain Corley 167.2

Promoter: Boss Lady Promotions


  Felix Diaz Wants Terence Crawford  
Dominican Felix Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) ended a successful 2016 as a world ranked junior welterweight contender with another two impressive victories added to his ledger. He is determined to continue that momentum this year by facing the biggest challenges. The top name on his hit list remains WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford.
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  On This Day: Jan 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Fountain Leisure Centre, London, Brentford, England:
David Haye TKO'd Garry Delaney in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico:
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. TKO'd Jose Cruz in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut:
David Estrada TKO'd Chris Smith in the 11th round - IBF Welterweight Eliminator.
Emanuel Augustus TKO'd Dillon Carew in the 8th round - Non Title.
Sechew Powell won a 8 round UD over Patrick Thompson - Non Title.
Raymond Joval TKO'd Rodrigues Moungo in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Reliant Center, Houston, Texas:
Juan Diaz TKO'd Billy Irwin in the 9th round - WBA Lightweight Title.
Calvin Brock TKO'd Cliff Etienne in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Raul Martinez TKO'd Len Martinez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Bridgend Leisure Centre, Bridgend, Wales:
Enzo Maccarinelli TKO'd Rich LaMontage in the 4th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
1997, Bristol, England:
Glenn Catley TKO'd George Bocco in the 4th round - WBC International Middleweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Carlos Christie in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Lemieux: "The Bout
Will Finish Badly For Stevens"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — Former IBF middleweight champion of the world, David Lemieux (36-3-0) believes he will beat Curtis Stevens (29-5-0) by KO or TKO March 11th in the ring of the Turning Stone Casino, in Verona, New York.

It will be a NABO North American 160 pounds championship fight. “I always try to win by KO and TKO, and it will be no exception March 11th, said the Montrealer Thursday in a press conference held in Montréal. No doubt in my mind, the bout will finish bad for Stevens. He is tough? Me too. And I like the fact that he loves offensive bouts like me. More the fight will be physical, more I will feel comfortable in the ring. I like so much violent bout. The Stevens name has been mentioned to me few months ago, then, I am more than happy to know that the fight will become a reality in few weeks.”
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  David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens
Montreal Press Conference
 
Photos: Eye of the Tiger Management

Former IBF Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) will defend his NABO Middleweight title against Curtis ''The Cerebral Assassin'' Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) on Saturday, March 11 at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The two athletes had their first face off during the Montreal press conference held earlier today.
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  Weights From Atlantic City, NJ - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Tom Casino - SHOWTIME

Adam Lopez 121.5 vs. Danny Roman 122

Ronald Ellis 167.5 vs. Christopher Brooker 167.5

Kenneth Sims Jr. 139 vs. Emmanuel Robles 139.75

Leroy Davila 118.2 - Anthony Taylor 114.4
Keenan Smith 143 - Marquis Hawthorne 141.1
Anthony Young 150.2 - James Robinson 151.8 *
Stephon Young 120 - Olimjon Nazarov 119.6
Darmani Rock 250 - Solomon Maye 221
Malik Jackson 122.8 - Christian Foster 122.6

* NOTE: Young was originally slated to open the ShoBox telecast in a matchup with Elton Dharry, who was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. Highlights of Young vs. Nazaroz will air in the ShoBox telecast.

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino
Promoter: GH3 Promotions, Kings Promotions


  Weights Hinckley, Minnesota  
Rob Brant 158.2 lbs. vs. Alexis Hloros 160
Duarn Vue 128.6 lbs. vs. Lance Williams 130.8 lbs.
DeLorien Caraway 143.2 lbs. vs. Deonte Wilson 138.8 lbs.
Skender Halili 154 lbs. vs. Romon Barber 153.8 lbs.
Jose Homar Rios 133.8 lbs. vs. Matt Murphy 138.6 lbs.
Adrian Taylor 180.6 lbs. vs. Matt Chavez N/A

Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, MN
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions


  ESPN & Golden Boy Promotions Announce Global Multi-Year Agreement To Televise Fight Series  
ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions today announced a multi-year, international agreement for a series of fights to be televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. The first fight, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, is March 23. Fighters on the card will be announced soon.
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  Commey, Lawson & Micah Return March 11
In Historic Ghana Independence Day Rumble
 
In celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independent Anniversary, Streetwise Promotions in association with Errol Hawks Sports Management present an outstanding professional boxing event on Saturday, March 11 at the newly built Bukom Boxing Arena in the capital city of Ghana.

Featured on this extraordinary occasion in separate bouts will be Lightweight World Title Challenger, RICHARD COMMEY, (24-2-0, 22 KO’s), World Ranked Welterweight Contender, FREDRICK “GENERAL OKUNKA” LAWSON, (24-1-0, 20 KO’s), and Undefeated Bantamweight Prospect, DUKE MICAH, (19-0-0, 7 KO’s).
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  Promoters Team Up To Present World-Class Night
Of Boxing In Guadalajara, Mexico On February 11
 
On Saturday, February 11, at Jalisco Guadalajara Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico, a trio of well-established promoters, Eddie Reynoso of Clase y Talento Boxeo, Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions and Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, will team up to present a night of world-class boxing featuring some of Latin America's future champions.
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  Zubov vs. Csomor Added To Jan. 22 Detroit Brawl  
Russian cruiserweight Alexey Zubov knows what's at stake when he enters the ring this Sunday in Detroit.

With a second chance in a nationally televised fight possibly looming on the nearby horizon, Zubov (13-1, 8 KOs) from Magnitogorsk, Russia, will face Budapest, Hungary's Andras Csomor (18-14-1, 14 KOs) in an eight-round bout.
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  On This Day: Jan 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Park Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas:
Travis Walker KO'd Michael Hamilton in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Chris Henry KO'd Paul Foret in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Diego Corrales in the 10th round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Cesar Bazan in the 6th round - WBC Lightweight Title.
1998, Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas:
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Joel Perez - NABF Lightweight Title.
Diosbelys Hurtado KO'd Aaron Zarate in the 1st round - Non Title.
Golden Johnson won a 6 round UD over Cesar Delgado - Non Title.
1996, Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Hugo Pineda in the 11th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Press Conference  
Photos: Amanda Wescott - SHOWTIME

Undefeated welterweight world champions Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman hosted a press conference in Brooklyn Wednesday to discuss their primetime showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPION CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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  Malik Jackson Added To Non-Televised Action
This Friday Night At Ballys Atlantic City
 
Undefeated super bantamweight Malik Jackson has been added to the non-televised undercard this Friday night, Jan. 20 at Ballys Atlantic City Hotel & Casino against Christian Foster in a bout scheduled for 4-rounds that will precede a tremendous tripleheader that will be televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation card on SHOWTIME®.
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  Nielsen Ready For Ring Return;
Thorslund & Khattab Promise Victories
 
Danish super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (28-1, 14 KOs) makes his long awaited return to the ring on Saturday night when he takes on Colombian southpaw Beibi Berrocal (17-3, 16 KOs) at the Struer Energi Park in Denmark.
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  Top-Rated Brant Defends WBA-NABA Championship Against Hloros This Friday In Hinckley, MN  
On Friday, January 20, at the Grand Casino's Events & Convention Center in Hinckley, Minnesota, WBA #3-, IBF #13- and WBO #5-rated middleweight contender Rob "Bravo" Brant will put his lofty rankings and his WBA-NABA Middleweight Championship on the line against Mount Clemens, Michigan's Alexis "Hurricane" Hloros (18-5-2, 12 KOs) in a 10-round slugfest.
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  On This Day: Jan 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia:
Anthony Mundine TKO'd Yoshinori Nishizawi in the 5th round - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
2003, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Mohamad Abdulaev TKO'd Phillip Holiday in the 4th round - Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 6th round - WBC, WBA, IBF Light Welterweight Title.
2002, London, England:
Julio Pablo Chacon won a 12 round SD over Victor Polo - WBO Featherweight Title.
Wayne Alexander TKO'd Paolo Pizzamiglio in the 3rd round - Vacant European (EBU) Light Middleweight Title.
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Eduardo Alvarez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Rosendo Alvarez TKO'd Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan in the 12th round - WBA Light Flyweight Title.
DeMarcus Corley won a 12 round UD over Ener Julio - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
2001, Sacramento, California:
Willie Jorin won a 12 round UD over Oscar Larrios - WBC Super Bantamweight Title * The 3 Judges Mr. Morita, Mr.Rozadilla, and Mr. Minton were watching a Fight in Los Angeles Apparently.

  Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Welterweight World Title Unification Set For March 4 On CBS At Barclays  
The highly anticipated unification showdown between unbeaten welterweight world champions Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) will headline SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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  Carl Frampton Las Vegas Media Workout  
Photos: Ryan Greene - Premier Boxing Champions

Undefeated featherweight world champion Carl Frampton hosted media at his training camp in Las Vegas Tuesday ahead of his highly anticipated rematch with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday, January 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and live on SHOWTIME.
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  Adam Lopez: "A Win On Friday
Will Be Life Changing For Me"
 
This Friday night, WBA No. 3- ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KO's) takes on No. 4-ranked Danny Roman (21-2-1, 7 KO's) in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation card at Ballys Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

The fight, which is a WBA Title Elimination bout, will headline a tripleheader Live on SHOWTIME® beginning at 10 PM ET/PT.
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  Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Added To Golovkin vs. Jacobs March 18
 
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-0-0, 38 KO’s), fighting out of Managua, Nicaragua, will defend his title against Mandatory Challenger SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (41-4-1, (38 KO’s) of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden.
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  Carl Frampton Named RING Magazine
2016 Fighter Of The Year
 
Carl “The Jackal” Frampton has been named THE RING Magazine Fighter of the Year for 2016.

The Northern Irishman separated himself from a tight field of candidates by taking the biggest risks yet emerging victorious in two important fights, decisions over U.K. rival Scott Quigg and American Leo Santa Cruz.
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  On This Day: Jan 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico:
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Roy Doliguez in the 2nd round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Hugo Cazares TKO'd Eric Jamili in the 3rd round - WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Otililo Villareal in the 9th round - Non Title.
2002, Raleigh, North Carolina:
David Telesco won a 10 round UD over Julian Letterlough - Non Title.
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd Ed White in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California:
Mike Anchondo KO'd Osvaldo Valenzuela in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade KO'd Sheridan Page in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mauricio Pastrana won a 12 round SD over Michael Carbajal - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Miguel Angel Gonzalez - WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Jerry Cooper in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Lemieux Will Face Curtis Stevens March 11
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer David Lemieux, ranked fourth contender by the WBC and the WBO, and sixth by the IBF in the middleweight division, will be back in action March 11th. Lemieux (36-3-0) will face Curtis Stevens (29-5-1), from Brownsville, New York, in an HBO After Dark Boxing night presented at the Turning Stone Casino in New York State.
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  From A Schoolyard Fight, To World Title
Contender, Danny Roman's Time Has Arrived
 
Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) didn't grow up with dreams of becoming a professional boxer. He was more interested in soccer and the team camaraderie that defines it. That is until a fisticuff with a classmate led to a dramatic shift in the narrative.

"Who would have known that a schoolyard fight would lead me to this point," said Roman, 26, who meets Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) in a WBA title eliminator this Friday, Jan. 20, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME.
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  Bantamweight James Gordon Smith Ready To Deliver Another Thriller In Detroit Brawl Co-Main Event Jan. 22  
Detroit bantamweight action hero James Gordon Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) knows what boxing fans in Detroit have come to expect from him... and he doesn't mind one bit.

"People want to see you exciting in there; we are in the hurt business," said Smith. "They don't want to pay to see a guy running the whole fight. It's not exciting that way. I fight the way fans love. You make more money that way."
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  David Lemieux & Curtis Stevens To Square Off In Can't-Miss Action Slugfest March 11 In Verona, NY  
In a fight that fans have been calling for since the middle of last year, former IBF Middleweight Champion and current NABO Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Curtis "The Cerebral Assassin" Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) to battle for Lemieux's NABO title on Saturday, March 11. Scheduled for 12 rounds, though few believe it will go that, Lemieux vs. Stevens will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: Jan 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany:
Zsolt Erdei won a 12 round UD over Julio Gonzalez - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida:
Ramon Garbey won a 12 round UD over Jermell Barnes - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title.
Davarryl Williamson TKO'd Kendrick Releford in the 9th round - Non Title.
Michael Moorer TKO'd Jose Da Silva in the 7th round - Non Title.
1998, Sport und Erholungszentrum, Berlin, Friedrichshain, Germany:
Oktay Urkal TKO'd Craig Houk in the 3rd round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey;
Michael Grant TKO'd David Izon in the 5th round - IBC Heavyweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Steve Valdez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Boyer Chew in the 7th round - Non Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
The meX Factor
 
By William Trillo

The fight between Canelo Alvarez & Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had been rumored since the end of last year and with the confirmation from Golden Boy Promotions late last week the all Mexican scrap is now officially slated to take place on Cinco De Mayo weekend in a venue yet to be determined. Pound4Pound reached out to Golden Boy’s Eric Gomez last week in regard to the venue but the executive was tight lipped on the whereabouts of the battle. Sources have stated that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is already on hold but don’t count Texas out yet.
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James DeGale Majority Draw 12 Badou Jack
Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Gervonta Davis TKO 7 Jose Pedraza
Amanda Serrano W UD 10 Yazmin Rivas
Immanuwel Aleem TKO 6 Ievgen Khytrov
Adam Kownacki TKO 2 Joshua Tufte
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  Ceylan Defends European Title
Against Lowe March 18 In Aarhus
 
Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) will defend his European Featherweight title against Isaac Lowe (13-0-1, 5 KOs) on March 18 at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark.

Ceylan claimed the European strap with a heroic performance against Ryan Walsh on October 15 in Frederikshavn where having touched the canvas in the first-round, the 27 year-old battled back to score a unanimous points decision to become Denmark’s first European Champion since 2007.
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  71st Annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship - Preliminary Round Results  
The 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship kicked-off last night in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium as Central New England (Greater Lowell) preliminary-round action featured 14 exciting men's and women's novice class matches.
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  On This Day: Jan 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Koba Gogoladze TKO'd Juan Garza in the 2nd round - Vacant IBA Continental Lightweight Title.
Matt Vanda won a 10 round SD over Sam Garr - Non Title.
Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas:
Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO'd Jesus Perez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Roberto Lopez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2003, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Navarro KO'd Carlos Madrigal in the 2nd round - Vacant WBO NABO Super Flyweight Title.
Oscar Larrios won a 10 round UD over Marcos Licona - Non Title.
1999, Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales:
Glen Kelley TKO'd John "The Beast" Mugabi in the 8th round - IBF Pan Pacific Light Heavyweight Title. (Mugabi's last bout)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Zab Judah KO'd Wilfredo Negron in the 4th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title (Interim).
Roberto Garcia won a 12 round UD over Juan Molina - IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Lance Whitaker TKO'd Alex Stewart in the 7th round - Non Title.
Mike Tyson KO'd Francois Botha in the 5th round - Non Title.
Fres Oquendo won a 6 round UD over Duncan Dokiwari - Non Title.

 

DeGale vs. Jack Official Scorecard

 

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  James DeGale & Badou Jack Battle To Majority Draw In Super Middleweight Unification Showdown; Gervonta Davis Dethrones Jose Pedraza  
Photos: Tom Casino - SHOWTIME

The No. 1 and No. 2-ranked super middleweights in the world met in a unification to determine the world’s best 168-pound fighter Saturday on SHOWTIME. After two knockdowns and 12 intense, back-and-forth rounds, the distinction as the world’s best super middleweight is still up for grabs.

WBC champion Badou Jack (20-1-3, 12 KOs) and IBF titlist James DeGale (23-1-1, 14 KOs) fought to a 12-round majority draw in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING in front of 10,128 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The bout was scored 114-112 (DeGale) and 113-113 twice, and the only clear winner was the sport of boxing and its fans.
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  On This Day: Jan 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Doncaster, England:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Barry Jones in the 8th round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
New York:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over David Telesco to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, NJ.:
Doug DeWitt TKO’d Matthew Hilton in the 11th round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
George Foreman KO’d Gerry Cooney in the 2nd round.
Ray Mercer TKO’d Wesley Watson in the 5th round.
1989, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy KO’d Tae-Il Chang in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.

  Weights Grom Brooklyn, NY - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Tom Casino - SHOWTIME

James DeGale 166.5 vs. Badou Jack 167.75
(WBC/IBF Super Middleweight Title)

Jose Pedraza 129.5 vs. Gervonta Davis 129
(IBF Super Featherweight Title)


Ievgen Khytrov 159.5 vs. Immanuwel Aleem 158.5
Amanda Serrano 120.75 vs. Yazmin Rivas 121.5
(WBO female super bantamweight title)
Thomas Dulorme 145.75 vs. Brian Jones 144.5

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  On This Day: Jan 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY 1996, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vinny Pazienza won a 12 round UD over Roberto Duran.
1989, Auburn Hills, Michigan:
Michael Moorer TKO'd Victor Claudio in the 2nd round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Arthel Lawhorne won a 10 round UD over James Tillis - Non Title.
Frankie Liles won a 6 round UD over Eric Cole in his 3rd pro fight.
1984, Reno, Nevada:
Ray Mancini TKO'd Bobby Chacon in the 3rd round - WBA Lightweight Title.
1978, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad Sr. won a 12 round decision over Fernando Rivera - Puerto Rican Featherweight Title.
1944, Portland, Oregon:
Henry Armstrong TKO'd Aldo Spoldi in the 3rd Round - Non Title.
Detroit, Michigan:
Jake LaMotta won a 10 Round UD over Fritzie Zivic - Non Title.
1921, New York City, New York:
Benny Leonard TKO'd Richie Mitchell in the 6th round - World Lightweight Title.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Headlines Cinco De Mayo PPV On May 6
 
In a historic showdown that will rival the biggest fights in the history of Mexico's proud boxing lineage, two-division world champion and Pay-Per-View star Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) will take on former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo weekend, Saturday, May 6 in a 12-round battle to be contested at a maximum 164.5 pounds. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
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  Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Final Press Conference  
Photos: Idris Erba - Mayweather Promotions

Super middleweight champions Badou Jack and James DeGale went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their world title unification showdown that headlines action this Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on SHOWTIME.
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  Golovkin vs. Jacobs Los Angeles Press Conference  
Photos: Tom Hogan - K2 Promotions

Unified Middleweight World Champion (WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO) GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (36-0, 33 KO’s) and WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS (32-1, 29 KO’s) hosted a massive contingent of Southern California media on Wednesday in Downtown Los Angeles to promote their highly anticipated showdown set for Saturday, March 18 at “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  Erislandy Lara Training Camp Quotes  
Photos: Hosanna Rull - Team Lara/PBC

Super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara is primed and ready for his world title defense against former world champion Yuri Foreman this Friday, January 13 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami.
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  Richard Commey Parts Ways
With Sauerland Promotions
 
World ranked lightweight contender RICHARD COMMEY, (24-2-0, 22 KO’s) has parted ways with SAUERLAND PROMOTIONS, effectively immediately, it was announced today by his manager MICHAEL AMOO-BEDIAKO of STREETWISE MANAGEMENT.

Commey lost a very close and controversial split decision to Robert Easter last September in Reading, Pennsylvania. Last month he traveled to Moscow, Russia losing a split decision to Denis Shafikov in the victor’s homeland.
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