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  On This Day: June 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Carlos Wilfredo Vilches to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Kennedy McKinney won a 6 round UD over David Moreno.
1988, Ravenna, Italy:
Sumba Kalambay won a 12 round UD over Robbie Sims to retain the WBA Middlweight Title.
1999, Indio, California:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Angel Aldama.
Antonio Margarito won an 8 round SD over Danny Perez.
Wilmington, Massachusetts:
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Frankie Liles in the 11th round to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Fernely Feliz in the 7th round to retain the NABA Heavyweight Title.
1998, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Corrie Sanders TKO'd Bobby Czyz in the 2nd round to retain the WBU Heavyweight Title.
1989, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns fought to a 12 round Draw in a WBC and WBO Super Middleweight Title bout.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lafrenière Stops Cortez In The Fourth Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Francis Lafrenière was a smiling man when he got out of the ring Saturday evening at the Tohu Bar-Theatre in the North Shore of Montréal. And for a good reason. Lafrenière made a successful first defense of his NABO middleweight North American championship, in beating the Mexican Oscar Cortez by TKO in the fourth round. Cortez showed up in the ring with an excellent record (26-3-0).
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  Cecilia Braekhus Victorious Against
Erica Farias In Homecoming Battle
 
Photos: First Lady Promotions

Friday night in Bergen, Norway, “The First Lady of Boxing”, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (31-0-0, 8 KO’s), was victorious once again defending all five major welterweight world titles (WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO), over current WBC Junior Welterweight World Champion ERICA “La Pantera” FARIAS, (24-2-0, 10 KO’s), of Buenos Aires, in front of a massive crowd at the country’s major concert venue, Bergenhus Fortress – Koengen.
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  On This Day: June 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler TKO'd Andre Thysse in the 11th round to retain the WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Tokyo, Japan:
Takanori Hatakeyama TKO'd Gilberto Serrano in the 8th round to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Tom Johnson TKO'd Benny Amparo in the 12th round to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1992, Bilbao, Spain:
Rodolfo Blanco won a 12 round UD over Dave McAuley to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
1989, Chunan, Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round UD over Mario De Marco to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title
Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Stephan Johnson in the 8th round.
Vinnie Pazienza TKO'd Vinnie Burgese in the 10th round.
1982, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Larry Holmes TKO'd Gerry Cooney in the 13th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Wilfredo Gomez TKO'd Juan Antonio Lopez in the 10th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Regis Prograis Scores Convincing Knockout Of
Joel Diaz Jr. In Matchup Of Previously Unbeatens
 
Photos: Tom Casino - SHOWTIME

Undefeated super lightweight Regis Prograis made an emphatic statement Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation, knocking down previously undefeated Joel Diaz Jr. four times in the second round as he stamped his arrival as a legitimate contender in the 140-pound division.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lafrenière: "I Could Not Be More
Ready To Face This Challenge"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Francis Lafrenière will proceed to the first defense of his NABO middleweight North American championship Saturday evening in a boxing show organized by Rixa Promotions, at the Tohu bar-theatre in the North Side of Montréal.
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  Vendetti Defeats Gray In Epic Main Event To Retain New England Junior Middleweight Championship  
Nicknamed “The Villian,” hard-nosed Stoneham, Mass., junior middleweight Greg Vendetti made a lasting impression in his first career bout at Twin River Casino on Friday, defeating Khiary Gray by majority decision to retain his New England Championship in a scintillating main event.
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  Weights From Ireland  
Lee Haskins 117.5 vs. Ryan Burnett 117.3
(IBF Bantamweight Title)
Paul Hyland Jr. 134 vs. Adam Dingsdale 134
James Tennyson 129 vs. Ryan Doyle 129
Sean Mcgoldrick 120 vs Ricky Starkey 122

Venue: SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Iowa  
Top featherweight prospect DANIEL “TWITCH” FRANCO, (16-1-3, 11 KO’s), of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and arch-rival JOSE HARO, (13-1-1, 7 KO’s) of West Jordan, Utah, were both on weight for their USBA Featherweight Title fight Saturday night telecast live on CBS Sports Network, (10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT) from the WinnaVegas Casino and Resort in Sloan, Iowa.

Franco weighed in at 125.6 while Hero tipped the scale at 125.2.

Franco vs. Haro is the main event at "KO Night Boxing: WAR in WinnaVegas", presented by KO Night Boxing LLC, in association with Roc Nation Sports, Ringside Ticket Inc. and WinnaVegas Resort Casino. TITLE Boxing is the official gloves provider for KO Night Boxing.


  Weights From Atlantic City  
Thomas LaManna 149.5 vs. Carlos Winston Velasquez 149
Anthony Young 149 vs. George Sosa 147.9
Donald Smith 127.5 vs. Sidell Blocker 129
Oscar Valdez 158 vs. Chris Thomas 156.8
Edgar Perez 172.5 vs. Gabrel Pham 170.9
Lamont White 137.5 vs. Tomas Roman 133.5
Elijah Vines 153.4 vs. Harry Tyrone Paige 156.2
Jose Valderrama 169 vs. Frederick Julan 172.3
Dan Pasciolla 247 vs. Lemarcus Tucker 219.3

Venue: The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City
Promoter: Rising Promotions


  Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez Headlines
Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN On July 29
 
A rapid rise up the welterweight division will be at stake as two top contenders -- former Olympian Sadam "World Kid" Ali (24-1, 14 KOs) and former Interim WBA World Super Lightweight Champion Johan "El Terrible" Perez (22-3-4, 15 KOs) - will slug it out over 10 rounds for the vacant NABA Welterweight title in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on July 29 from Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
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  On This Day: June 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Detroit, Michigan:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Gilbert Quires in the 2nd round to retain the WBO International Light Welterweight Title.
Bronco McKart won a 12 round UD over Jason Papillion to win the NABF Light Middleweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Lemuel Nelson in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
1997, Austin, Texas:
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over John Brown to Retain the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Zab Judah won a 4 round UD over Omar Vasquez.
1995, Manchester, England:
Ralf Rocchigiani TKO'd Carl Thompson in the 11th round to win the Vacant WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Kansa City, Missouri:
Tommy Morrison TKO'd Razor Ruddock in the 6th round to win the Vacant IBC Heavyweight Title.
1990, El Paso, Texas:
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Paul Gonzales in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Burnett: "I Want To Emulate Frampton In Belfast"  
Ryan Burnett says he can follow in Carl Frampton's footsteps and become a huge star in Belfast as he challenges Lee Haskins for the IBF World Bantamweight title at the SSE Arena Belfast on Saturday, LIVE on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment at 3 PM ET / 12 PM Noon PT.
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  Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten rising contender Mario Barrios shared his thoughts about his training camp and more as he nears a showdown against Mexico's Jose Luis Rodriguez on Sunday, June 11 in Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes action live from The Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.
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  Eight Talented Prospects Return On
ShoBox July 14 Quadrupleheader
 
Undefeated super lightweights Keenan Smith and rising adopted local favorite, Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk meet in an eight-round bout in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on Friday, July 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
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  Weights From Norway  
Photo: WBA

This afternoon the official weigh in was held for tomorrow’s “The Battle of Bergen” as “The First Lady of Boxing”, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (30-0-0, 8 KO’s), holder of all five major welterweight world titles (WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO), and current WBC Junior Welterweight World Champion ERICA “La Pantera” FARIAS, (24-1-0, 10 KO’s), of Buenos Aires, Argentina both were within the welterweight limit of 147 pounds.

Breakhus weighed in at 146.6 pounds while Farias tipped the scale at 144 pounds.


  Weights From Verona, NY - ShoBox  
Photo: Tom Casino - SHOWTIME

Regis Prograis 139.5 vs. Joel Diaz Jr. 137.25
Kerrman Lejarraga 149 vs. Jose Abreu 149
Demond Nicholson 162.5 vs. Steve Rolls 161
Jon Fernandez 132.5 vs. Juan Reyes 131.5
Francy Ntetu 171 vs. Brian Holstein 171
Nick Brinson 162.75 vs. Jaime Barboza 162.5
Charles Conwell 154.5 vs. Jeffrey Wright 156
Lawrence Gabriel 198 vs. Damian Lewis 197

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY
Promoter: Lou DiBella (DiBella Enertainment)


  Exciting Slugger Eyubov Ready To Knock Out
Soriano At Detroit Brawl On June 16
 
When you're an absolute beast in the ring, opponents are hard to come by. Fortunately, rising junior welterweight contender Bakhtiyar Eyubov is a patient predator.

Chomping at the bit for a big opportunity, Eyubov (12-0, 10 KOs) of Aktobe, Kazakhstan, will rise in weight once again to feast on Iztacalco, Mexico's Cesar Soriano (27-35-1, 16 KOs) on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.
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  On This Day: June 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Nurnberg, Germany:
Sven Ottke TKO'd Ali Ennebati in the 11th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1993, Catford, England:
Daniel Jimenez won a 12 round MD over Duke McKenzie to win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1992, San Francisco, California:
John David Jackson TKO'd Pat Lawlor in the 9th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1990, Seoul, Korea:
Sung Kil Moon TKO'd Gilberto Roman in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1978, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Larry Holmes won a 15 round SD over Ken Norton to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Carlos Zarate KO'd Emilio Hernandez in the 4th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1967, Los Angeles, California:
Floyd Patterson and Jerry Quarry fought to a 10 round Draw
Roanoke, Virginia:
Bob Foster KO'd Henry Mathews in the 2nd round.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Larouche: "Retirement For Pascal?
Jean Will Need Time Before Making A Decision"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - At his two last significant bouts, the former WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Jean Pascal, finished the evening in the losing corner. A defeat by TKO in less than seven rounds against the Russian Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1) January 30th 2016 at Bell Centre in Montréal, and a lost by majority decision against the Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez (23-0-0), last Saturday again at Bell Centre. Against Kovalev, it was a WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight championship of the world, and against Alvarez, it was a WBC Silver championship.
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  Randy Caballero Sustains Injury;
Pulls Out Of Fight Against Oscar Negrete
 
Undefeated NABF Super Bantamweight Champion Randy "El Matador" Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) has sustained an injury to his right ankle in training camp and regretfully has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming 10-round, headlining bout and first title defense against Oscar " El Jaguar" Negrete (16-0, 6 KOs) for the June 30 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.
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  Sergey Kovalev Teleconference  
Yesterday, former WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) and his team hosted an international conference call to discuss his upcoming rematch with Andre "S.O.G." Ward (31-0, 16 KOs) which will take place June 17 live on HBO Pay Per View®, and live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Below are some highlighted quotes from the call:
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  Abraham Faces Eubank Jr. July 15
For IBO World Title In London
 
Photos: Sebastian Heger

It’s official! Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) will challenge Chris Eubank Jr (24-1, 19 KOs) for the IBO World Super Middleweight Championship on July 15 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, live on ITV Box Office in the UK.

‘King Arthur', a former two-weight World ruler, will have the opportunity to claim World honors for a fourth time following reigns at 160 and 168 pounds.
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  Prospect Jon Fernandez & Co-Promoter Sergio Martinez Q&A In Advance Of Friday's ShoBox  
Former unified world champion and current boxing promoter and mentor Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, along with his protégé Jon “JonFer” Fernandez, an undefeated prospect at 130 pounds, discuss future plans ahead of Fernandez’s second appearance on ShoBox: The New Generation this Friday, June 9, live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on West Coast) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
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  Haskins Sailing Into Stormy Waters In Belfast  
Lee Haskins gets over his first major hurdle in defending his IBF Bantamweight title against Ryan Burnett in Belfast on Saturday - by taking the ferry today due to his fear of flying.

Haskins puts his crown on the line for the third time at the SSE Arena Belfast, live on AWE--A A Wealth of Entertainment at 3 PM ET / 12 PM Noon PT and the Bristolian knows he's in for a hostile reception as he tries to hand Burnett his first pro defeat in front of the passionate Belfast fans.
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  Miguel Cruz vs. Alex Martin Rematch Headlines
PBC On FS1 June 27 From Bethlehem, Pa.
 
Unbeaten Miguel Cruz (15-0, 11 KOs) and once-beaten Alex Martin (13-1, 5 KOs) will meet in a 10-round welterweight rematch of their January clash on Tuesday, June 27 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
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  Arif Magomedov Training Camp Notes  
As Arif "The Predator" Magomedov (18-1, 11 KOs) prepares to face his toughest opponent to date, Luis "Cuba" Arias (17-0, 8 KOs), on the Ward vs. Kovalev 2 HBO Pay Per View® telecast on June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, he will have a new trainer in his corner, Marco Contreras, the long-time assistant to legendary trainer, Robert Garcia.
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  On This Day: June 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Victor Santiago in the 6th round to win the Vacant Interim WBO Featherweight Title.
Memphis, Tennessee:
Lennox Lewis KO'd Mike Tyson in the 8th round to retain the WBC, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Titles
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Jorge Eliecer Julio in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Mt Pleasant, Michigan:
Chris Byrd TKO'd Jeff Pegues in the 3rd round.
1996, Newcastle, England:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Tim Littles in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Daniel Alicea in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Koln, Germany:
Darius Michalczewski won a 12 round UD over Christophe Girard to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1990, Tokyo, Japan:
Hideyuki Ohashi won a 12 round UD over Napa Kiatwanchai to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.

 

Hank Lundy TKO 5 Daniel Evangelista Jr.
Photo Gallery

Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Isaiah Wise W UD 6 Mark Daniels Jr.
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  Anthony Young Looking For 6th Straight Win
Against George Sosa At The Claridge This Sat.
 
Popular native son, welterweight Anthony "Juice" Young will look for his 6th consecutive win when he battles hard-hitting George Sosa in the eight-round co-feature this Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. In the main event, Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna (22-2, 9 KO's) takes on Carlos Winston Velasquez (24-28-2, 15 KO's) in an eight-round welterweight contest.
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  Tennyson Faces Doyle For WBA International Strap  
James Tennyson feels he's above domestic level - and says he'll prove that on Saturday when he faces Ryan Doyle for the WBA International Super-Featherweight title at the SSE Arena Belfast, live on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT.

Tennyson's clash with Doyle is part of a huge night of action in Belfast as Ryan Burnett challenges Lee Haskins for the IBF World Bantamweight title.
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  LA17 World Police & Fire Games Partners With
Oscar De La Hoya & Golden Boy Promotions
 
From Monday, August 7 to Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Los Angeles will host the World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) with Opening Ceremonies at the LA Memorial Coliseum. More than 8,000 athletes, all active or retired Police Officers or Firefighters, from over 70 countries will compete in over 65 different sports and disciplines, and draw up to 50,000 spectators.
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  Daniel Franco Wraps Training In Southern California  
Top featherweight prospect DANIEL “TWITCH” FRANCO, (16-1-3, 11 KO’s), is wrapping up training at his home gym, Warzone Boxing Club in Rancho Cucamonga, California as he heads into this Saturday’s USBA-IBF Featherweight Title showdown against arch-rival JOSE HARO, (13-1-1, 7 KO’s) telecast live on CBS Sports Network, (10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT) for Franco’s previously held belt at the WinnaVegas Casino and Resort in Sloan, Iowa.
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  On This Day: June 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti won a 10 round UD over Micky Ward in the third round of their famed trilogy.
2002, Scottsdale, Arizona:
Emanuel Augustus and Leavander Johnson fought to a 10 round Draw.
Joe Mesi TKO'd Talmadge Griifis in the 5th round.
Samuel Peter TKO'd Francis Royal in the 2nd round
1999, Tijuana, Mexico:
Diego Morales TKO'd Victor Godoi in the 11th round to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Antonio Margarito KO'd Daniel Mendez in the 3rd round.
1998, Miami, Florida:
Zab Judah won a 12 round UD over Micky Ward.
1997, Sacramento, California:
Ike Ibeabuchi won a 12 round UD over David Tua in one of the greatest Heavyweight Bouts this writer ever saw. The WBC International Heavyweight Title was at stake.
1996, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Hector Acero Sanchez to retain the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Ivan Alvarez in the 8th round to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 4th round to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title. Fight stopped on cuts.

  Cecilia Braekhus vs. Erica Farias
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: First Lady Promotions

This afternoon the Final Press Conference for the “The Battle of Bergen” was held as “The First Lady of Boxing”, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (30-0-0, 8 KO’s), defends her Welterweight World Titles (WBC/WBA, WBO/IBF/IBO) against current WBC Junior Welterweight World Champion ERICA ‘La Pantera” FARIAS, (24-1-0, 10 KO’s) this Friday night, June 9 at the Bergenhus Fortress - Koengen in Bergen, Norway.
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  Fighter Spotlight: Dmitry Bivol  
When WBA Light Heavyweight Interim Champion Dmitry Bivol (10-0, 8 KOs) faces Cedric "L.O.W." Agnew (29-2, 15 KOs) in a ten-round battle on Saturday, June 17 on the televised undercard of Ward vs. Kovalev 2: "The Rematch," it may be the first time many fans watching on television or live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center catch a glimpse of the up-and-coming light heavyweight prospect from Kyrgyzstan. Boxing fans are certain to remember Bivol after they witness his exciting style and aggressive power. The 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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  Burnett: "Adam Booth Has The Plan To Beat Haskins"  
Ryan Burnett believes he has the perfect man in his corner in Adam Booth to get the gameplan right to take the IBF World Bantamweight title from Lee Haskins when they clash at the SSE Arena Belfast on Saturday June 10, live on AWE--A Wealth of Entertainment at 3 PM ET / 12 PM ET.
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  HBO Boxing After Dark July 15: Berchelt vs. Miura, Corrales vs. Castellanos & Smith Jr. vs. Barrera  
HBO serves up a tripleheader of hot ring action when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: MIGUEL BERCHELT VS. TAKASHI MIURA, JEZREEL CORRALES VS. ROBINSON CASTELLANOS AND JOE SMITH JR. VS. SULLIVAN BARRERA is seen SATURDAY, JULY 15 at 9:50 p.m. (ET/PT) from the renowned venue The Forum in Inglewood, Cal. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
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  On This Day: June 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Songkla, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam won a 12 round UD over Randy Mangubat to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Roger Mayweather won a 12 round SD over Harold Brazier to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Iran Barkley TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round to win the WBC Middleweight Title. "1988 Upset of the Year". Barkley cut badly and being outboxed, floored Hearns twice in the 3rd.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Ramzi Hassan to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1986, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Spinks TKO'd Jim MacDonald in the 8th round to retain the WBC,WBA,and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Alfonso Ratliff won a 12 round SD over Carlos DeLeon to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1981, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Luis Ibarra won a 15 round UD over Santos Lacier to regain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1970, Panama City, Panama:
Ismael Laguna TKO'd Guts Ishimatsu in the 13th round to retain the WBC and WBA Lightweight Titles.

  Canelo vs. Golovkin Lands In Las Vegas
At T-Mobile Arena On Sept. 16
 
The biggest fight in boxing today will come to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 16 when two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) squares off against IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) over 12 rounds during Mexican Independence Day weekend. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
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  Billy's Boxing Blog
The Lowest Common Denominator
 
By William Trillo

As soon as Adonis Stevenson clubbed Andrzej Fonfara on the top of the head and virtually incapacitated the Polish fighter my immediate thought was to wonder if this is another in a growing line of fighters who have went to Virgil Hunter for help only to find themselves getting steamrolled into oblivion. It's hard not to consider the facts when it comes to Amir Khan, Alfredo Angulo and now Fonfara. No one will argue their respective careers went south when they went to the training camp up north, (Northern California that is).
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Stevenson: "Hunter Made The Perfect Decision
In Indicating To Griffin To Stop The Bout"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson, said thank you to the referee Mike Griffin and the trainer Virgil Hunter for their decision to stop the fight in the second round Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre.

Hunter, Andrzej Fonfara’s trainer, asked to Griffin to stop the bout, and the Montrealer referee did it right away. The fight was stopped after only 208 seconds of action.
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  On This Day: June 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Felix Sturm to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Robert Allen to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles.
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round UD over Juan Lazcano to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
1999, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Reggie Johnson to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Arthur Williams in the 7th round to Win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Rick Thornberry to Retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Hamburg, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Guy Waters in the 6th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Pedro Ortega in the 11th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1992, Marseilles, France:
Jeff Harding TKO'd Christophe Tiozzo in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Stevenson Demolishes Fonfara In Two Rounds
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson promised to his fans to punish severely the American Polish Andrzej Fonfara Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre, and he kept his promise.

In front of about 9,000 boxing fans, Stevenson demolished literally his opponent. He beat him by TKO in less than two rounds.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Alvarez Beats Pascal By Majority Decision
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez won a license to get a WBC light heavyweight championship of the world Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal. Alvarez stayed undefeated in 23 pro bouts (23-0-0), in beating the former WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Jean Pascal (31-5-1) by majority decision of the judges in 12 rounds, in a WBC Silver championship.
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  Matt Remillard Stops Fatiou Fassinou In Five
Rounds, Targets Mikey Garcia Rematch In 2018
 
The amazing comeback of Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard continued last night as the popular Connecticut lightweight stopped Fatiou Fassinou in the Broadway Boxing headliner held in Fox Theater, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT.
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  Gavronski Defeats Rankin In Battle At The Boat 111  
Battle at the Boat held its 20th anniversary show on Saturday and Mike Gavronski celebrated by picking up his 10th career victory at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

Gavronski defeated Quinton Rankin by unanimous decision in the 10-round light heavyweight main event of Battle at the Boat 111.
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  On This Day: June 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004 Tokyo, Japan:
Chris John won a 12 round UD over Osamu Sato to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Lorenzo Parra won a 12 round UD over Takefumi to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1994, Levallois-Perret, France:
Ike Quartey TKO'd Crisanto Espana in the 11th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Winky Wright TKO'd Orlando Orozco in the 1st round.
Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Andrea Magi to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Axel Schulz won an 8 round decision over Troy Jefferson.
Zeilko Mavrovic TKO'd Marshall tillman in the 1st round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson won a 12 round UD over Freddy Cruz to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Karl Barwise in the 1st round.

  Hovhannisyan & Rocha Victorious At Belasco  
By William Trillo & Albert Castillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Super Bantamweight Azat Hovhannisyan (12-2, 10 KO’s) put a real beating on late sub Isao Gonzalo Carranzam (15-9-1, 8 KO’s) over eight brutal and bloody rounds. Like a buzzsaw Hovhannisyan did a number on the face of Carranzam. The victory was clear cut as the 80-72 across the board reflected.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Stevenson Established Favorite By 8 To 1
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - In a few hours, the Montrealer Adonis Stevenson will allow a rematch to the only fighter that he has been unable to beat by KO or TKO since he has the statute of world champion. His name? Andrzej Fonfara, an American Polish living in Chicago.
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  Weights From Montreal  
Photo: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Adonis Stevenson 173.5 vs. Andrzej Fonfara 174.25
(WBC Light Heavyweight Championship)
 

Eleider Alvarez 174.5 vs. Jean Pascal 174.5

Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
Promoter: GYM


  Weights From Foxwoods  
Matt Remillard 135 vs. Fatiou Fassinou 133
Ruslan Shamalov 233 vs. George Arias 230
Myquan Williams 146 vs. Ariel Vasquez 147
Jennifer Salinas 135 vs. Marquita Lee 132
Khiry Todd 149 vs. Nicolas Sarouna 148
Radzhab Butaev 153 vs. Abraham Alvarez 157
Luis Garcia 194 vs. Felipe Romero 195
Jose Roman 149 vs. William Hill 148

Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Weights From Tacoma, WA  
Mike Gavronski 171.5 vs. Quinton Rankin 173
Andres Reyes 147 vs. Will Hughes 144.5
Richard Vansiclen 177 vs. Justin Milani 176.5
Niko McFarland 139.5 vs. Shae Green 140
Jacob Ikaika Martin 163 vs. Erik Cronkhite 162
Jesse Barich 152 vs. Kevin Torres 152

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino
Promoter: Halquist Productions


  Weights From Fort Washington, MD  
Mykal Fox 142.4 vs. Daniel Sostre 140.4
Tyrek Irby 142.4 vs. Brandon Sanudo 142.8
Greg Outlaw, Jr. 137.2 vs. Mario Perez 137.4
Justin Hurd 154.8 vs. Alberto Delgado 156.8
Malik Loften 129.4 vs. Jemour Edwards 129.2
Jordan Peters 128.2 vs. Bryan Perez-Nevarez 129.0

Venue: Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  Lee Haskins Defends IBF Bantamweight Title
Against Undefeated Ryan Burnett On June 10
 
Bantamweight world champion Lee Haskins will attempt to protect his IBF title for a third fight, this time against undefeated Ryan Burnett, Saturday, June 10th, LIVE on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment.

The main event will be preceded by a full afternoon of boxing from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Ireland beginning at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST.
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  On This Day: June 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Emmanuel Clottey KO'd Mohamad Abdulaev in the 10th round.
After controlling this fight for 9 rounds 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Abdulaev was knocked down in the 10th, he got up, and misunderstanding his corners instructions returned to one knee and was counted out.
2000, Karlsruhe, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Tocker Pudwill to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Roman Karmazin TKO'd Orhan Delibas in the 3rd round to win the Vacant European (EBU) Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Tua KO'd Obed Sullivan in the 1st round.
Ben Tackie TKO'd Roberto Garcia in the 10th round.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Virgil Hill to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Tony Tucker won a 12 round SD over Orlin Norris to win the NABF Heavyweight Title.
Chiquita Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Melchor Cob Castro to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Troy Dorsey KO'd Alfred Rangel in the 1st round to win the Vacant IBF Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bernard Barré: "Clayton, Zewski &
Bredicean Are Very Promising Fighters"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The welterweights Custio Clayton, a Montrealer coming from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Mikael Zewski, a fighter from Trois-Rivières (city located between Montréal and Québec City), will be involved in the two most important preliminaries bouts of the boxing show presented by the GYM Group Saturday evening at Bell Centre.
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  Michael Farenas Victorious In Comeback Fight, Scores Third Round Knockout  
Former world title challenger, Michael "Hammer Fist" Farenas (42-5-4, 34 KOs), was victorious in his comeback fight at the "Fight Club OC" card in Costa Mesa, CA, winning by third round KO over Mexico's Martin Angel Martinez (17-12-1, 11 KOs).
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  Weights From Los Angeles, Ca. - Estrella TV  
Azat Hovhannisyan 123.2 vs. Isao Carranza 123.8
Alexis Rocha 146.2 vs. Cesar Valenzuela 144.6
Niko Valdes 166.6 vs. Ernesto Berrsope 165.8
Tenochtitlan Nava 125.6 vs. Christian Renteria 124.6
Jousce Gonzalez 131.4 vs. Daniel Bastien 132

Venue: Belasco Theater
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Hank Lundy 135.1 vs. Daniel Evengelista Jr. 133.5
Isaiah Wise 156.2 vs. Mark Daniels Jr. 152.2
Jaron Ennis 149.2 vs. Wilfredo Acuna 148.7
Juan Reyna 201 vs. Alvin Varmall 187.2
Dion Richardson 137.4 vs. Scott Kelleher 139.3
Crystian Peguero 126.7 vs. Saquan Felton 123.9
Vinnie Denierio 136 vs. Marklin Bailey 134.4
Jamaal Gregory 145.6 vs. Marcel Rivers 146
Ishmael Altman 151.9 vs. Tyree Crowder 157.5

Venue: 2300 Arena
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, CES Boxing, BAM Boxing, Raging Babe and Joe Hand Promotions


  Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia Set For July 29  
Today, SHOWTIME Sports® announced a blockbuster matchup between two of boxing’s biggest stars as three-division world champion Mikey Garcia moves up in weight to 140 pounds to face four-division champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, Saturday, July 29, live on SHOWTIME. Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia is presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Ward vs. Kovalev II Undercard  
Roc Nation Sports and Main Events are pleased to announce the addition of four non-televised and two free-view fights, featuring a talented slate of ones to watch, to the undercard of Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2: "The Rematch" on Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event featuring the highly anticipated main event and a full undercard, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez Dedicated To Building Boxing In Wichita  
Wichita-native Nico Hernandez (1-0, 1 KO), a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, is on a mission to establish his home as a real "fight town" like world champion Terence Crawford has done in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 21-year-old Hernandez returns to action Saturday, June 17, in the six-round main event against Mexican-born flyweight opponent Jose Rodriguez (2-0, 2 KOs), headlining "KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire", which will air (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
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  Mykal Fox Eyeing Title Fights But First Must
Get Past Daniel Sostre This Saturday Night
 
Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Mykal Fox has big plans for the rest of 2017, but standing in his way will be veteran Daniel Sostre in an eight-round bout that will headline a card this Saturday night at The Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland.
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  DTLA Fights At Exchange LA Returns On June 22  
DTLA FIGHTS is back on Thursday June 22, 2017. Living up to Downtown L.A.’s diverse cultural setting, the DTLA FIGHTS show continues to bring together Generation X and Y and ANY other fight fans interested in seeing the city’s most exciting local boxing prospects in the intimate setting of Downtown L.A.’s hottest nightclub.
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  On This Day: June 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Junior Witter TKO'd Salvatore Battaglia in the 2nd round to win the Vacant European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Mark Woolnough in the 11th round to retain the Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
1995, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Alejandro Gonzalez TKO'd Tony Green in the 9th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Hector Acero Sanchez retained the WBC Super Bantamweight Title after a 12 round Draw with Daniel Zaragoza.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Frank Toledo in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Marty Jakubowski to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1990, Manchester, England:
Marcos Villasana TKO'd Paul Hodkinson in the 8th round to win the Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Rome, Italy:
Welcome Ncita TKO'd Ramon Cruz in the 7th round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Alvarez: "The More The Challenge,
The More I Perform"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL _ A few weeks ago, the Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez was admitting that this fight with Jean Pascal was certainly the biggest challenge of his pro boxing career. Saturday evening at Bell Centre in Montréal, just before the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world opposing the champion, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (28-1-0), to seventh contender, the American Polish Andrzej Fonfara (29-4-0), Alvarez (22-0-0) will face Pascal (31-4-1) in a WBC Silver championship, a fight who will make the winner the mandatory challenger for the winner of the bout Stevenson-Fonfara.
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  Miguel Cotto vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai
Los Angeles Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) and Yoshihiro "El Maestrito" Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) today hosted a press conference ahead of their 12-round bout for the vacant WBO Light Middleweight World Championship that will take place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., presented live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
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  Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev Media Workout Quotes  
Photos: Craig Bennett - Main Events

Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev:
"I don't like this guy [Ward] and I want to punish him because he puts his nose really up right now. He knows that he lost."

"I don't care if [Ward] shows respect to me or not. I know only one thing: I will kick his ass! I want to destroy him. I want to destroy this guy as a boxer, as a champion. For me he is not a champion, he's a fake champion. He lives right now with this status; he's a fake champion. He believes in his victory over me and right now he's trying to get belief of people of this victory. It's wrong, for me, it's wrong."
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  Cecilia Braekhus Preps For World Championship
Title Defense Against Erica Farias On June 9
 
Photos: Team Braekhus

Finishing up her training in the beautiful resort town of Torrevieja, Spain, ‘The First Lady of Boxing’, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (30-0-0, 6 KO’s), is preparing for the toughest fight of her 10-year professional career against WBC Junior Welterweight World Champion ERICA ‘La Pantera’ FARIAS, (24-1-0, 10 KO’s) on Friday, June 9 at the Bergenhus Fortress - Koengen in Bergen, Norway.
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  New Showdown Announced For
"KO Night Boxing: WAR In WinnaVegas"
 
An injury has forced NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker (22-0-3, 16 KOs) to withdraw from his scheduled "KO Night Boxing: WAR In WinnaVegas" headline event against Abdiel "Mortero" Ramirez, on Saturday, June 10, airing (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network live from WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa.
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  Azat Hovhannisyan To Face New Opponent
Isao Carranza For LA Fight Club Main Event
 
LA FIGHT CLUB is making its grand return to the historic Belasco Theater this Friday, June 2nd with new main-event led by slick Armenian fighter Azat "Attack" Hovhannisyan (11-2, 10 KOs) taking on tough competition against newly added opponent Isao "Kato" Carranza (15-8-1, 8 KOs) representing Mexico City. The eight-round super bantamweight fight will be televised live on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

  Thomas LaManna vs. Carlos Winston Velasquez Headlines June 10 At The Claridge In Atlantic City  
Welterweight contender Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna will take on 54-fight veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez in the main event of of a stacked card on Saturday, June 10th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. LaManna of Millville, New Jersey will compete in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds. The 25 year-old LaManna has a record of 22-2 with nine knockouts. This will be LaManna's 5th appearance at The Claridge, and 15th start in Atlantic City.
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  On This Day: June 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Arena Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Eamonn Magee to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Nurnberg, Germany:
Timo Hoffman won a 12 round UD over Ross Puritty to retain the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield won by TD over Hasim Rahman when the fight was stopped in the 8th round due to a huge swelling on Rahman's head.
1997, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Mark Johnson KO'd Cecilio Espino in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1996, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1991, Palm Springs, California:
Meldrick Taylor won a 12 round SD over Luis Garcia to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris KO'd Donald Curry in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Seamus McDonagh to retain the WBC Continental America's Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Adonis Stevenson: "Fonfara Believes That He
Has The Maturity To Beat Me? He Is Dreaming"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Credit Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

MONTRÉAL - The WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson, said his motivation to beat the American Polish Andrzej Fonfara is at the maximum. Stevenson (28-1-0) will give a rematch to Fonfara (29-4-0) next Saturday in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal.
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  Adonis Stevenson vs. Andrzej Fonfara II
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Credit Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara sounded off at the final press conference on Tuesday at Montreal Casino for their 175-pound rematch this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from Bell Centre.
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  Marco Antonio Barrera To Induct Erik Morales In Fifth Annual NVBHOF Gala Aug. 12 At Caesars Palace  
In a scenario that would've seemed virtually unthinkable during their careers, Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Erik Morales will be presented by 2015 Inductee Marco Antonio Barrera. The two great Mexican champions were among the most bitter rivals in boxing history, and their spectacular trilogy ranks with the sport's greatest.
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  Exciting Undercard Announced For Next 'Detroit Brawl' Show At Masonic Temple, Featuring The Return To Michigan Of Claressa Shields  
The undercard has been announced for promoter Dmitriy Salita blockbuster "Detroit Brawl" on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit and it features an impressive mix of local and international prospects in high-stakes match-ups.

Thus far, five exciting bouts are scheduled in support of the eight-round main event featuring two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields (2-0, 1 KO) of Flint, Michigan, taking on Mery Rancier (7-8-3, 5 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Championship and the 10-round co-main event between undefeated Detroit cruiserweight Demetrius Banks (9-0, 4 KOs) and Detroit via Russia's Alexey Zubov (14-1, 9 KOs).
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  On This Day: May 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Frankfurt, Germany:
Henry Akinwande won a 12 round SD over Timo Hoffman to win the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Edgar Cardenas KO'd Miguel Barrera in the 10th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
2002, Bucarest, Romania:
Leonard Dorin won a 12 round UD over Raul Balbi to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1997, Petchaboon, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Mzukisi Marali in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vince Phillips TKO'd Kostya Tszyu in the 10th round to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title. (1997 Upset Of the Year)
1990, Rochester, New York:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Jouvin Mercado in the 2nd round.
1976, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Wilfred Benitez won a 15 round UD over Emiliano Villa to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1938, Long Island City, New York:
Henry Armstrong won a 15 round UD over Barney Ross to win the World Welterweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Fonfara: "Stevenson Is Healthy? Perfect. He Will
Be Unable To Find An Excuse When I Beat Him..."
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - Sunday afternoon at the Montréal Casino, after the public training session, the American Polish Andrzej Fonfara made a sarcastic comment when a Montrealer journalist told him: “Adonis Stevenson injured in left hand in the second round when you fought him in May 2014 in Montréal, but he said that he is perfectly healthy now, and he is going to win the rematch by KO or TKO.”
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  On This Day: May 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Grant TKO'd Obed Sullivan in the 9th round to retain the IBC Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 10 round UD over Eliecer Castillo.
David Tua KO'd Nate Tubbs in the 2nd round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kermin Guardia TKO'd Eric Jamili in the 5th round to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Laurent Boudouani won a 12 round SD over Guillermo Jones to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Andian Kaspari in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1991, Madrid, Spain:
Luis Mendoza KO'd Joao Cardoso in the 7th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1990, Bangkok, Thailand:
Luisito Espinosa TKO'd Hurley Snead in the 8th round to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1981, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Cornelius Boza Edwards KO'd Bobby Chacon in the 14th round to Retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1951, Chicago, Illinois:
Ezzard Charles won a 15 round UD over Joey Maxim to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Brook Gets DiSPENCEd
 
By William Trillo
Photo: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

It was apparent the game plan for former welterweight champion Kell Brook was contingent on Errol Spence either fading from fatigue in the latter rounds or to be overcome with the enormity of the moment and collapsing under the pressure.

Not only did Spence throw a Monkey Wrench into those ill-conceived plans but he took the champions belt and snatched the hearts of Brooks hometown Sheffield, Yorkshire crowd along the way.
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  On This Day: May 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Halifax, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Dillon Carew in the 5th round to win the WBO InterContinental Light Welterweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd John Long in the 6th to win the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title.
Michael Gomez TKO'd Nigel Leake in the 2nd round to win The IBF Intercontinental Featherweight Title.
San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Hugo Pineda in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round SD over Antonio Cermeno to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Leo Gamez TKO'd Josue Camacho in the 8th round to win the Interim WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Zolani Petelo KO'd Eric Jamili in the 1st round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba won a 12 round UD over John Michael Johnson to win the Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, Pesaro, Italy:
Carlos Gonzalez TKO'd Giovanni Parisi in the 9TH round to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Ole Klemetsen to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Errol Spence Jr. Dethrones Kell Brook
Before 27,000 Fans With 11th Round TKO;
George Groves Wins WBA Super Middleweight Championship With Sixth Round TKO
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Undefeated welterweight Errol Spence Jr. dethroned defending champion Kell Brook and won the IBF Welterweight World Championship with an 11th round TKO (1:47) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday in front of 27,000 raucous fans at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England.
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  On This Day: May 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Liverpool, England:
Bobby Vanzie TKO'd Athanas Nzau in the 10th round to win the Vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Lightweight Title.
1995, South Padre Island, Texas:
Tom (Boom Boom) Johnson Won a 12 round UD over Eddie Croft to Retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1993, Seoul, Korea:
Jung-Il Byun Won a 12round UD over Josefino Suarez to Retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1989, Yuchun, Korea:
In Chul Baek TKO'd Fulgencio Obelmejies in the 11th round to Win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Tijuana, Mexico:
Juan Jose Estrada Won a 12 round SD over Bernardo Pinango to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1978, Naha, Japan:
Rafael Ortega won a 15 round UD over Flipper Uehara to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1917, New York City, New York:
Benny Leonard KO'd Freddie Welsh in the 9th round to win the World Lightweight Title.

  Spence Stops Brook In 11 To Win IBF
Welterweight Title; Sights Thurman Next
 
Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KO's) won the IBF Welterweight Championship over Kell Brook (36-2, 25 KO's) with a 10th round KO. The fight was as advertised with both men having big moments, fighting at the highest level. Brook took an early lead with his combinations. Spence stayed busy and tried to play the aggressor, backing Brook to the ropes. Back and forth they exchanged, Brook getting the better of them at the midway point. Brook stopped Spence in his tracks and appeared to have it in the bag. But then in round 9, back came Spence and suddenly Brook was hurt, and getting battered around the ring. Suddenly Brook's left eye was a swollen mess as he walked into the 10th. Spence poured on a combination and down went Brook from the accumulation. Brook rose to his feet and fought with everything he had, even stunning Spence with a few big shots of his own to close the round in impressive fashion. In round 11, the eye started to bother Brook as he wiped it and blinked numerous times. As Spence went in to throw, Brook took a knee. Brook rose to his feet, but said he couldn't see and was counted out. Final time was 1:47. After the fight, Spence said he plans to unify, naming Keith Thurman and Manny Pacquiao as his top two choices for his next fight.

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  Billy’s Boxing Blog
The Mail Pouch: McGarry Weighs In
 
By William Trillo
As has become customary, our faithful reader David McGarry has thoughts on the big fights from across the pond. I must admit McGarry has a firm handle on the event from Sheffield. Check out what he has to say:

Dear Mr. Trillo,

Later today there are two world title fights taking place in Sheffield, England. Super middleweight George Groves has his fourth attempt at winning a world title when he takes on Fedor Chudinov and IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook defends his title against mandatory challenger Errol Spence.

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  Weights From England - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Kell Brook 146.7 vs. Errol Spence Jr. 146.6
(IBF Welterweight Title)
 

George Groves 167.5 vs. Fedor Chudinov 167.25
(WBA Super Middleweight Title)

Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights from Obregon, Mexico -  BeIn Sports  
Orlando Salido 133.5 vs. Aristides Pérez 133.5
Kenia Enriquez 107.5 vs. Mary Salinas 107.5
Gilberto Parra 108 vs. José Rivas 108
Elvis Torres 132 vs. Antonio Bustamante 133
Jessica Nery Plata 112.2 vs. Delia López 112.2
Bryan Mosiños 114 vs. Raúl Esquer 113.5
Melissa Esquivel 125.5 vs. Beatriz Arambure 125.5
Julio Barraza 132 vs. Diego Ledesma 134
Guadalupe Ramírez 133 vs. Julio López 132
Sulem Urbina 113 vs. Carol Castro 113

Venue: Expo Obregon, Obregon, Sonora, Mexico


  Kermit Cintron vs. Tyrone Brunson Headlines
June 24 At The 2300 Arena In Philadelphia
 
Former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron will take on Tyrone Brunson in an highly anticipated ten-round junior middleweight bout that will headlined a packed night of boxing on Saturday, June 24th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Cintron of Reading, Pa. has a record of 39-5-3 with 30 big knockouts, and is a two-time world champion.
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  On This Day: May 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1995, Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Kwangju, Korea:
Eloy Rojas won a 12 round SD over Yong-Kyun Park to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Frederic Seillier in the 6th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Jorge Fernando Castro TKO'd Anthony Andrews in the 12th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Rafael Ruelas TKO'd Mike Evgen in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Thomas Tate in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Giorgio Campanella in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
1983, Providence, Rhode Island:
Marvin Hagler KO'd Wilford Scypion in the 4th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles.

 

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr. Official Weigh-In
Live Stream Today At 8am ET/5am PT

 


  Weights From Boca Raton, FL  
Kanat Islam 153.8 - Norberto Gonzalez 154
Zhonkosh Turarov 150.8 - Gustavo Garibay 151
Mike Balogun 240 - Terrance Marbra 217.6
Zhang Zhilei 250.6 - Curtis Harper 244
Dagoberto Aguero 118 - Gustavo Molina 123.8

Jonathan Perez 135.6 - Raul Chirino 134
Bruce Lutchmedial 156.6 - Christopher Salerno 159.8

Promoter: Nelsons Promotions
Venue: Boca Raton Resort and Spa


  Randy Caballero vs. Oscar Negrete Headlines At Fantasy Springs June 30 Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN  
Undefeated NABF Super Bantamweight Champion and Coachella native Randy "El Matador" Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) will make his first title defense close to home as he takes on Los Angeles' Oscar "Jaguar" Negrete (16-0, 6 KOs) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in a 10-round main event for the June 30th edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.
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  Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr.
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Larry Ludwig - Matchroom Boxing

The final press conference was held today in Sheffield, United Kingdom, in advance of this Saturday's mega-fight fight between International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Champion Kell "The Special One" Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) and undefeated No. 1 mandatory contender Errol "The Truth" Spence, Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs).
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  Battle At The Boat Celebrates
20 Years Of Boxing Part 4
 
With 15 years under its belt, featuring world title fights, televised events, and plenty of knockouts, Battle at the Boat has continued to add to its legacy over the past five years.

The longest-running tribal casino boxing series in the United States, Battle at Boat will celebrate its 20th anniversary on June 3 with its 111th edition at the Emerald Queen Casino. This is the final of a four-part series which highlights the history of the series.
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  On This Day: May 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Carlos Hernandez to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over Juan Arias to win the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
1984, Wonju, Korea:
Ju Do Chun TKO'd Felix Marquez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico:
Victor Callejas TKO'd Loris Stecca in the 8th round to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Miami Beach, Florida:
Jaime Garza KO'd Felipe Orozco in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Alberto Davila TKO'd Enrique Sanchez in the 11th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1943, Long Beach, California:
Manuel Ortiz won a 15 round UD over Joe Robleto to retain the World Bantamweight Title.

 

Brook vs. Spence Jr. Final Press Conference
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  Kevin Rivers Jr. Makes Waves In Return To Ring; Luis Coria Goes The Distance For First Time At The 8th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Night  
Hollywood came out in full force to catch a night filled with action-packed boxing matches, live performances and more at the B. Riley & Co. 8th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. The star-studded evening of boxing presented by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions benefitted the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and its mission to fund life-changing research, care and awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.
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  Miguel Cotto vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai Set For
Aug. 26 From StubHub Center In Carson, Ca.
 
Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only four-division world champion in the rich boxing history of Puerto Rico, will return to the ring on Saturday, August 26 to take on the always-exciting Yoshihiro "El Maestrito" Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) in a 12-round match for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Cotto will attempt to secure a sixth world championship in four weight classes as he makes his 23rd appearance on HBO.
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  Gennady Golovkin Receives IBF's Highest Honor  
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) bestowed its highest honor, the Jersey Joe Walcott Award, representing the IBF Fighter of the Year, to pound for pound superstar and unified World Middleweight Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN this week during its 34th annual convention at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Jersey Joe Walcott Award is in recognition of the hard work Golovkin has put in to be the best in boxing inside and outside the ring.
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  ShoBox Celebrates 2017 Hall Of Fame Weekend
With Special Doubleheader June 9 In Verona, NY
 
ShoBox: The New Generation will celebrate the 2017 Hall of Fame weekend with a special doubleheader on Friday, June 9 live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) from Turning Stone Resort Casino, just minutes from the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y.
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  Lewkowicz Congratulates Lara For KO Of Briones  
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz wishes to congratulate undefeated featherweight, Jorge "Pilon" Lara of Mexico, for his sensational stoppage of Mario Briones last Saturday night.

Fighting in the nationally televised semi-final bout in support of David Benavidez's eighth-round KO over Rogelio "Porky" Medina at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas, Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) returned in impressive fashion from a 13-month layoff to TKO his countryman Briones (28-6-2, 21 KOs) in the third round.
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  Bivol vs. Agnew Added To Ward vs. Kovalev II  
Before fans at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and those watching live on pay-per-view are treated to the much-anticipated rematch between Andre "S.O.G." Ward and Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Titles on June 17, they will be excited by another stellar light heavyweight match-up between Dmitry Bivol (10-0, 8 KOs) and Cedric "L.O.W." Agnew (29-2, 15 KOs). This 10-round bout is presented by Main Events and World of Boxing in association with DiBella Entertainment. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  McGuigan: "Groves Is The Best
Super Middleweight In The World"
 
Shane McGuigan says he believes George Groves (25-3, 18 KOs) is the best super middleweight on the planet and that the ‘Saint’ is ready to prove it starting on Saturday at Bramall Lane in Sheffield when he challenges Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant WBA World title, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
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  On This Day: May 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Acapuco, Mexico:
Fernando Montiel KO'd Juan Cordba in the 1st round to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.
2000, Mendoza, Argentina:
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round UD over Julio Pablo Chacon to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Leipzig, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over John Scully to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1974, Mexico City, Mexico:
Rafael Herrera TKO'd Romeo Anaya in the 6th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Rodrigo Valdez TKO'd Bennie Briscoe in the 7th round to win the vacant WBC Middleweight Title.
1972, Omaha, Nebraska:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Ron Stander in the 5th round to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
1965, Lewiston, Maine:
Muhammad Ali KO'd Sonny Liston in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

 

Brook vs. Spence Jr. Open Workouts
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  Current & Former Welterweight Champions
Weigh-In On Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence
 
IBF Welterweight World Champion Kell Brook and undefeated rising star Errol Spence face off this Saturday live on SHOWTIME (5:15 p.m. ET/2:15 p.m. PT) in the latest in a series of significant welterweight matchups between the best fighters in one of boxing’s deepest divisions.

Six of the top eight welterweights in the world* will have fought in the first five months of 2017 – all on SHOWTIME or CBS – as a de facto tournament continues in the 147-pound class to determine the No. 1 fighter in a division long controlled by the retired Floyd Mayweather.
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  Omar Figueroa vs. Robert Guerrero In
Welterweight Brawl On PBC On FOX July 15
 
A matchup between exciting former world champions Omar "Panterita" Figueroa (26-0-1, 18 KOs) and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) headlines an action-packed night of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, July 15 in the first boxing event at the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the first boxing event at the Coliseum since Mike Tyson headlined in 1986.
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  Groves: "This Is My Best Chance
To Become World Champion"
 
George Groves (25-3, 18 KOs) believes the time is right for him to be crowned World Champion when he meets Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday, May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Hammersmith man will be challenging for the vacant WBA World Super Middleweight strap in his fourth World title attempt following two epic clashes with domestic rival Carl Froch and a split decision loss to Badou Jack.
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  "Brave Warriors In Action" PPV
To Air Saturday Live From Mexico
 
Four action-packed fights on the "Brave Warriors in Action" card, co-promoted by A & T Events and Promotions and Mundo Boxing, will air live this Saturday night (May 27) on pay per view from Merida Yucatan, Mexico.
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  On This Day: May 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Suwon, Korea:
Yong-Soo Choi won a 12 round UD over Koji Matsumoto to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1996, Sydney, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Corey Johnson in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Yokohama, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima won a 12 round UD over Seung-Koo Lee to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Jesse Benavides won a 12 round UD over Orlando Fernandez to win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1986, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Alfredo Layne TKO'd Wilfredo Gomez in the 9th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1976, Munich, Germany:
Muhammad Ali KO'd Richard Dunn in the 5th round to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Title.
1969, West Springfield, Massachusetts:
Bob Foster KO'd Andy Kendall, in the 4th round to Retain the World Light Heavyweight Title.
1968, New York City, New York:
Bob Foster KO'd Dick Tiger in the 4th round to win the World Light Heavyweight Title.

 

Joshua Davis TKO 7 Carlos Rosario Photo Gallery
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Including:
Thomas Velasquez W UD 6 Brandon Sanudo
Steven Ortiz TKO 2 Hector Rivera
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  Broadway Boxing Returns To Foxwoods On June 3  
On Saturday, June 3, DiBella Entertainment will return to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, for the latest exciting installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House. The card will feature a bevy of New England talent, including fan favorite Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent in an eight-round special attraction featherweight bout, as well as lightweight Matt Remillard on the comeback and welterweight prospect Mykquan Williams on the rise.
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  Sampson Lewkowicz Congratulates David
Benavidez For Sensational KO Of Porky Medina
 
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz wishes to congratulate his fighter, David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez of Phoenix, Arizona, for his sensational eighth-round knockout over Mexico's Rogelio "Porky" Medina on Saturday night at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.
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  On This Day: May 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Concho, Oklahoma:
O'Neil Bell TKO'd Kelvin Davis in the 11th round of an IBF Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
2002, Levallois, France:
Bruno Girard won a 12 round UD over Thomas Hansvoll to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1998, Offenburg, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev won a 12 round UD over Paulo Sanchez to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Cody Koch in the 4th round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
1988, Suanbo, Korea:
Fulgencio Obelmejias won a 12 round UD over Chong Pal Park to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1981, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Wilfred Benitez TKO'd Maurice Hope in the 12th round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1941, Washington, DC:
Joe Louis won by a DQ over Buddy Baer , Baer was down three times in the 6th, Baer's manager claims the 3rd knockdown was after the bell and refuses to leave the ring causing Baer's DQ. Louis retains World Heavyweight Title.

  Ituarte Wins Junior NABF
Featherweight Title Over Zarate
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

This past Friday night Thompson Boxing Promotions gave us New Blood, held once again at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. This marked the 17th year anniversary for Thompson Boxing.

Giovani Santillan was supposed to be involved in the main event, but he became too dehydrated beforehand trying to reach 140 pounds and opted out of the fight.
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  Erick Ituarte Wins Thriller To Capture
Junior NABF Featherweight Title
 
Thompson Boxing Promotions will replay its entire show from May 19 that includes Erick Ituarte's (17-1-1, 2 KOs) dramatic, split decision win over the tough as nails Isaac Zarate (12-3-2, 2 KOs).

Ituarte (76-75, 77-74) clinched the vacant Junior NABF Featherweight championship on Friday night by overcoming a third round knockdown to win the marquee fight in Thompson Boxing Promotions' 17 year anniversary show titled "New Blood."
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  On This Day: May 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Brakpan, South Africa:
Jean Marc Mormeck won a 12 round UD over Virgil Hill to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Justin Juuko in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Oba Carr in the 11th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Naucalpin, Mexico:
Julio Cesar Borboa won a 12 round UD over Joel Zarate to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe KO'd Jesse Ferguson in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Bernard Hopkins to win the Vacant IBF Middleweight Title.
1992, Mexico City, Mexico:
Rafael Pineda KO'd Clarence Coleman in the 7th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1982, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Alexis Arguello KO'd Andrew Ganigan in the 5th round to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.

  Gary Russell Jr. Defeats Oscar Escandon;
Andre Dirrell Wins Via Disqualification Stoppage;
Rances Barthelemy Earns Controversial Decision;
Gervonta Davis Stops Liam Walsh
 
Photos: Tom Casino - SHOWTIME

From the MGM National Harbor "Mr." Gary Russell Jr., (28-1, 17 KOs) had a successful homecoming in front of a nearly sold out crowd as he defended his WBC Featherweight World title with a seventh-round stoppage against the very tough, strong-willed Columbian Oscar Escandon (25-3, 17 KOs) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
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  Battle At The Boat Celebrates
20 Years Of Boxing Part 3
 
Surprising world title changes and a parade of notable champions highlights Battle at the Boat’s history between the years of 2007 and 2011.

The longest-running tribal casino boxing series in the United States, Battle at Boat will celebrate its 20th anniversary on June 3 with its 111th edition. This is part three of a four-part series which highlights the history of the series.
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  Crawford Schools Diaz For 10 Rounds  
Photo: Mikey William - Top Rank

Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KO's) put on a masterful performance over Felix Diaz (19-2, 9 KO's) through 10 rounds before the towel was waved. From the opening bell to the end, Crawford was in complete command. Diaz had only a few slim moments where he'd catch Crawford with a wild hook, but Crawford would always return the favor and made Diaz pay the price. Crawford swelled the face of Diaz with constant jabs, rights, lefts and a number of flush uppercuts. After 10 rounds, trainer Joel Diaz said he had seen enough and would not let his fighter take any further punishment. With the win, Crawford retains the WBO and WBC Welterweight Titles.


  Beltran Knocks Macielo Out Cold In 2  
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Rey Beltran (33-7-1-1, 21 KO's) scored a one-punch knockout over Jonathan Macielo (25-3-0-1, 12 KO's) in the 2nd round, which he says guaranteed him his green card in the US. In the opening round, both men clashed heads accidentally and Beltran went down from the blow. The referee incorrectly ruled it a knockdown. Beltran would come back and appear to drop Macielo at the very end of the round which was not counted. In round 2, a perfect left hook on the face sent Macielo down and out with no count necessary. Final time was 1:25. Beltran said his lawyer guaranteed he would have a permanent residency in the US if he were to win tonight, and win he did.


  On This Day: May 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Kansas City, Missouri:
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Jong-Kwon Baek in the 5th round to Win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1999, Saraburi, Thailand:
Veerapol Sahaprom KO'd Mauro Blanc in the 5th round to Retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1994, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Chris Eubank Won a 12 round decision over Ray Close to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Championship.
Julio Cesar Vasquez KO'd Ahmet Dottuev in the 10th round to Retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Julio Cesar Borboa TKO'd Jaji Sibali in the 9th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1977, Monaco, Monte Carlo:
Miguel Angel Cuello KO'd Jesse Burnett in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Wilfredo Gomez KO'd Dong Kyun Yum in the 12th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1966, London, England:
Muhammad Ali TKO'd Henry Cooper in the 6th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. Fight Stopped due to Cooper being cut over left eye.

  N'Dam Wins Vacant WBA Middleweight Title
Over Murata In Huge Robbery In Tokyo
 
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (36-2, 21 KO's) won a highly controversial Split Decision over previously unbeaten Ryota Murata (12-1, 9 KO's) to capture the Vacant WBA Middleweight Title in Tokyo, Japan. N'Dam appeared to win the majority of the first 3 rounds, and that was it. Murata would land a perfect right on the chin that sent N'Dam down in the 4th. From that point on Murata completely had his way with N'Dam, staggering him on occasion, and landing with ease. N'Dam was game in fighting on, but most of his punches were blocked or had no affect on Murata.

Murata walked through N'Dam and pounded him to the ropes in what was a one-sided fight. Going into the final round N'Dam needed a knockout to win, but apparently he did not as final scores read a shocking split decision of 117-110 for Murata (by Raul Caiz Sr.), and 116-111 (by Gustavo Padilla), 115-112 (by Hubert Earle) both for N'Dam. Ringside reporters had N'Dam winning two rounds only.

We at Pound4Pound.com are huge N'Dam fans and wanted him to win this fight impressively, but he did not
deserve this one. And for Murata to lose in his own hometown, we are shocked by this one. Judge Padilla was also responsible for scoring the Split Decision in Hopkins vs. Shumenov, a fight Hopkins clearly won.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
IBF Elimination Bout Between Beterbiev
& Koelling July 29 In Quebec City
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The IBF light heavyweight elimination bout between the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev and the German Enrico Koelling will be presented July 29th at the Videotron Centre in Québec City. The news has been confirmed Beterbiev in Montréal Friday afternoon.
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  Heather Hardy Victorious In Rematch Over Kiss  
Photo: Ed Diller - DBE

On Thursday evening, DiBella Entertainment's popular Broadway Boxing series returned to New York for the first time in almost a year with a special edition, one-time-only event, held at Brooklyn's historic Paramount Theater at Long Island University.
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  Weights From NYC - HBO  
Photos: Top Rank

Terence Crawford 139.2 vs. Felix Diaz 139.4
(WBC/WBO Super Lightweight Title)
 

Ray Beltran 134.6 vs. Jonathan Maicelo 134.8
Shakur Stevenson 124.6 vs. Carlos Suarez 124.2
Konstantin Ponomarev 149.6 vs. Ed Paredes 150.2
Teofimo Lopez 134.8 vs. Ronald Rivas 135.4
Tong Hui Li 153.8 vs. Daniel Calzada 154.2
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov 138 vs. Agustine Mauras 135.8
Steve Nelson 174.2 vs. Gilberto Rubio 173
Henry Lebron 130.2 vs. Johnny Estrada 131

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From London - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Mark Robinson - SHOWTIME

Gervonta Davis 130 vs. Liam Walsh 130
(IBF World Junior Lightweight Title)
Ryan Walsh 126 vs. Marco McCullough 126
Chris Hobbs 175 vs. Anthony Yarde 175
Joe Pigford 155 vs. Aaron Morgan 154
Boy Jones Jr. 132 vs. Norbert Kalucsa 130

Venue: Copper Box Arena, London
Promoter: Frank Warren


  Weights From Maryland - SHOWTIME  
Gary Russell Jr. 125.5 vs. Oscar Escandon 125.75
(WBC Featherweight Title)
Andre Dirrell 167.5 vs. Jose Uzcategui 166.5
Rances Barthelemy 139.5 vs. Kiryl Relikh 139.5

Venue: MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Laredo, TX - FS1  
David Benavidez 167.8 vs. Porky Medina 166.8
Jorge Lara 128.2 vs. Mario Briones 126.2
Jordan White 124 vs. Adam Lopez 124
Austin Dulay 137.6 vs. Jose Esquivel 137.8

Venue: Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Brant Waiting Eagerly To Face Winner
Of N'Dam vs. Murata Tonight
 
No one is watching tomorrow night's fight for the vacant WBA World middleweight title between Japan's Ryota Murata #2-rated and France's #1-rated Hassan N'Dam, at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan, more closely than WBA #3 contender Rob "Bravo" Brant and his promoter, Greg Cohen.
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  Rigondeaux & Arias Media Workout Recap  
Yesterday, reigning WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) and USBA Middleweight Champion Luis "Cuba" Arias (17-0, 8 KOs) participated in a media workout at the historic Tropical Park boxing gym in Miami. Both fighters are preparing for championship defenses on the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast of Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2: "The Rematch" on Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Rigondeaux will face interim WBA title holder Moises "Chucky" Flores (25-0, 17 KOs), while Arias takes on rising prospect Arif "The Predator" Magomedov (18-1, 11 KOs). The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  On This Day: May 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Tunica, Mississippi:
William Joppy TKO'd Rito Ruvalcaba in the 1st round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1995, Hamburg, Germany:
Darius Michaelczweski KO'd Paul Carlo in the 4th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Oscar Flores in the 2nd round to Retain the IBF Strawweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield won a 10 round UD over Ray Mercer.
1990, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round SD over John-John Molina to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1985, Reno, Nevada:
Larry Holmes won a 15 round UD over Carl "The Truth" Williams to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1983, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Dokes and Mike Weaver, fought to a 15 round, Dokes Retains the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Larry Holmes Won a 12 Round SD over "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon, to Retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.

  Diego De La Hoya Remains Undefeated
With Solid Victory Over Erik Ruiz
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - HoganPhotos/Golden Boy

The Sonoran desert sizzled tonight following a stellar showcase of talent and skill by WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight Champion Diego De La Hoya (18-0, 9 KOs) who battled Erik Ruiz (16-7-1, 6 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. in a competitive 10 round featherweight main event on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
WBC Continental & IBF International
Championships For Custio Clayton
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, confirmed Thursday afternoon that the Montrealer welterweight Custio Clayton (11-0-0) will face the Mexican Oscar Cortez (26-2-0) in a WBC 147 pounds Continental championship and in an IBF International championship, June 3rd at Bell Centre.
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  Terence Crawford vs. Felix Diaz
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion and top pound for pound fighter TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD (30-0, 21 KOs), of Omaha, Neb., will make his 2017 debut, This Saturday! May 20, at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. This will also be his debut headlining in the big room -- a testament both to his talent and his growing popularity. Crawford will be defending his unified World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC) / Ring magazine titles against former Olympic gold medalist and top-rated contender FÉLIX DÍAZ (19-1, 9 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a marquee all-action fight. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Gary Russell Jr. vs. Oscar Escandon
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Casino - SHOWTIME

Featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. and top challenger Oscar Escandon went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they square-off in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, May 20 from MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
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  Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Mark Robinson/SHOWTIME

IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion Gervonta Davis, undefeated No. 1 contender Liam Walsh and promoter Floyd Mayweather got into a jarring session during Thursday’s final press conference at Landmark Hotel in London just two days before Saturday’s world title clash on SHOWTIME from Copper Box Arena.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Carlos Rosario 130.7 vs. Joshua Davis 131.5
Antowyan Aikens 172,2 vs. Amir Shabazz 174.2
Thomas Velasquez 134.4 vs. Brandon Sanudo 142
Tyrone Crawley, Jr. 143.6 vs. Juan Rodriguez 139.3
Steven Ortiz 143.7 vs. Hector Rivera 133.8
Tito Gosalves 136.7 vs. Gerardo Martinez 136.3
Vincent Floyd 146.8 vs. Rafael Montalvo 148.0
Antonio Allen 141.3 vs. Demtris Williams 141.9

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena


  Azat Hovhannisyan vs. Neftali Campos
In June 2 LA Fight Club Main Event
 
Looking to follow up on a stellar knockout victory in March, slick Armenian fighter Azat "Attack" Hovhannisyan (11-2, 10 KOs) is stepping up to take on tougher competition in rugged Tijuana, Mexico warrior Neftali "Lenguas" Campos (12-2, 9 KOs). The two will meet in an eight round super bantamweight main event at the Belasco Theater televised live on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar.
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  On This Day: May 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, London, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Roman Babaev in the 3rd round to retain the WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Audley Harrison TKO'd Mike Middleton in the 1st Round.
2001, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Antwun Echols TKO'd Charles Brewer in the 3rd round to win the Vacant NABA Super Middleweight Title. (Echols was down three times in a wild affair)
Vivian Harris TKO'd Hector Arroyo in the 1st round.
Juan Diaz KO'd Carlos Nevarez in the 1st round.
Francisco Bojado TKO'd Ernesto Fuentes in the 1st round.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Tony Pope in the 1st round.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Edward Utorov in the 4th round.
2000, Udon Thani, Thailand:
Malcolm Tunacao TKO'd Megoen Singsurat in the 7th round to win the WBC Flyweight Championship.
1995, Prim, Nevada:
Lonnie Bradley TKO'd David Mendez in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBO Middleweight Title.
1993, Leicestershire, England:
Chris Pyatt won a 12 round UD over Sumbu Kalambay to win the WBO Middleweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
GGG, Canelo & One Armed Bandits: "Bombs Away"
 
By William Trillo
I was feeling adventurous today and thought it was about time to send out some feelers to attempt to get the inside track on the destination of the now signed middleweight super fight between Gennady Golovkin & Saul Alvarez. You might know them better as GGG & Canelo.

What I found out was that the respective promoters, that being Golden Boy and K2, have an agreement that nothing will be revealed until a decision on the site is finalized.
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  Gervonta Davis & Liam Walsh Public Workouts  
Photos: Lawrence Lustig - SHOWTIME

Gervonta Davis and Liam Walsh participated in public workouts on Wednesday at the legendary York Hall in advance of this Saturday’s IBF Junior Lightweight World Championship on SHOWTIME from Copper Box Arena in London.
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  Weights From Tucson, Arizona - ESPN2  
Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Erik Ruiz 122.4
D’Mitrius Ballard 167.4 vs. Adrian Luna 167.8
Hector Tanajara Jr. 130 vs. Daniel Bastien
Roberto Manzanarez 136 vs. Erick Martinez 134.6
Eben Vargas 147 vs. Rodolfo Gamez 145
Jonathan Navarro 140.6 vs. Ricardo Fernandez 139.4
Joshua Franco 115 vs. Marco Sanchez 115

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
Venue: Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona


  Weights From Brooklyn, New York  
Heather Hardy 125.6 vs. Edina Kiss 124.6
Charles Conwell 153.2 vs. Jeff Souffrant 153.6
Noel Murphy 145.8 vs. Brian Jones 146.6
Iegor Plevako 223.4 vs. Lamarco Ellis 313.6

Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Venue: Paramount Theater at Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York


  Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura, Jezreel Corrales vs. Robinson Castellanos & Joe Smith Jr. vs. Sullivan Barrera In HBO Tripleheader July 15 At The Forum  
The white-hot super featherweight division will be on full display Saturday, July 15 when two world title fights come to Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum as part of a stacked tripleheader on HBO Boxing After Dark.

In the main event that has "Fight of the Year" candidate written all over it, newly crowned WBC World Super Featherweight Champion Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) will make his first title defense against former world champion and mandatory challenger Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs).
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  Kanat Islam vs. Norberto Gonzalez
May 26 In Boca Raton, Florida
 
WBA number-4 ranked and WBO number-6 ranked junior middleweight Kanat Islam will take on Norberto Gonzalez in a battle for the WBO / NABO and WBA Intercontinental Junior Middleweight championships on Friday night, May 26th at the beautiful Boca Raton Resort & Spa in Boca Raton, Florida.
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  Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr. In June 17 Main Event Of Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN  
Heavy-handed super lightweights Pablo "El Demoledor" Cesar Cano (30-5-1, 21 KOs) and Fidel "The Atrisco Kid" Maldonado Jr. (23-3-1, 19 KOs) will battle over 10 rounds for the vacant WBC Fecarbox super lightweight title as the main event of the June 17 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN in the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
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  Seldin vs. Arnaoutis June 15
At The Paramount Huntington, NY
 
Star Boxing's popular "Rockin' Fights" series, returns on Thursday, June 15th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY with an interesting main event when Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (19-0 16 KO's Long Island, NY) takes on former world title challenger "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis (26-10-2 13 KO's Atlantic City, NJ). The show will be the 27th edition of Joe DeGuardia's acclaimed "Rockin' Fights" series.
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  Victory Prospects Continue On The
Fast Track - Ennis & Sanchez Score Wins
 
Victory Boxing Promotions is keeping with its promise to keep its top prospects busy, with Jaron "Boots" Ennis (11-0, 9KO) and Carlos "El Tiburon" Sanchez (13-0, 12KO) stepping into the ring in Virginia and Mexico over the weekend.
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  On This Day: May 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bronx, New York, USA:
Glen Johnson won a 12 round UD over Eric Harding - Vacant USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Malcolm Tann TKO'd Wallace McDaniel in the 1st round - Non Title.
2002, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Micky Ward won a 10 Round MD over Arturo Gatti - A Classic Battle.
Dominick Guinn TKO'd Drexie James in the 1st round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - WBC, WBA & IBF Light Welterweight Titles.
Kuvanych Toygonbayev won a 10 round UD over Oba Carr - Non Title.
2001, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Micky Ward KO'd Steve Quinonez in the 1st round - Non Title.
1996, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Phillip Holiday TKO'd Jeff Fenech in the 2nd round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Freddie Pendleton in the 5th round - IBF Welterweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Eloy Rojas in the 11th round - WBA Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
The Gym Group Wants To Sign
Long Term Contract With Zewski
 
By Daniel Cloutier
TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Québec, Canada - The Canadian welterweight Mikael Zewski, inactive for one year and a half, will make a comeback in the ring June 3rd in the ring of Bell Centre in Montréal. He will face the Argentinian Christian Ariel Lopez (22-4-1) before the presentation of the two main fights of the evening.
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Christopher Brooker W UD 8 Oscar Riojas
Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Jerome Conquest W UD 6 Daniel Perales
Sam Orapeza W UD 4 Kyle McNutt
Chaise Nelson W UD 4 Bryan Perez Nevarez
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  Giovani Santillan Removed From Friday's
"New Blood" Main Event Due To Dehydration
 
Giovani Santillan, who was slated to highlight Thompson Boxing Promotions' 17 year anniversary show on Friday night, is off the card due to dehydration.

The junior welterweight was having difficulty getting down to the 140 lb. limit. He was scheduled to fight Juan Garcia Mendez for the vacant WBC FECOMBOX championship (8-rounds).
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  Full Card Shaping Up For King's Promotions Event
At The 2300 Arena In Philadelphia This Friday
 
This Friday night, May 19th, Carlos Rosario will take on Josh Davis in a scheduled eight-round lightweight bout that will headline a terrific night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Rosario of Pennsauken, New Jersey, has a record of 7-1 with four knockouts, and has won seven consecutive since dropping his pro debut.
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  Helenius vs. Chisora II Rescheduled
For After The Summer
 
Robert Helenius’ (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck Chisora’s (26-7, 18 KOs) WBC Silver World Heavyweight title fight, which was due to take place on May 27 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, will be rescheduled for after the summer.
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  On This Day: May 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA:
Nate Campbell and Edelmiro Martinez fought to a 10 round Draw - Non Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Luis Rosado in the 1st Round - Non Title.
City Center Pavilion, Reno, Nevada, USA:
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Anwar Oshana in the 2nd round -  WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - IBF Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Petersen Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadafora and Leonard Dorin fought to a 12 round Draw - WBA, IBF & IBC Lightweight Title.
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Nicolas Cervera in the 4th round - Non Title.
2002, Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA:
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Israel Vazquez in the 12th round -  WBC Super
Bantamweight Title (Interim).  A GREAT FIGHT!
Javier Jauregui TKO'd Miguel Casillas in the 6th round - Non Title.
1997, Luneta Park, Intramuros, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Luisito Espinosa won an 8 round TD over Manuel Medina - WBC Featherweight Title.
1996, Glen Stock Arena, Monroe, Michigan, USA:
Winky Wright won a 12 round SD over Bronco McKart - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 10 round UD over Biko Botowamungu - Non Title.

  D'mitrius Ballard vs. Adrian Luna In May 18
Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN Co-Main Event
From Casino Del Sol In Tucson, Arizona
 
The USNBC Super Middleweight title will be up for grabs when red-hot Super Middleweight prospect D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard (16-0, 12 KOs) rides a five-knockout steak into a 10-round battle against heavy-handed Adrian Luna (18-4-1, 11 KOs) in the co-main event of the May 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. The event was originally scheduled to be live on ESPN2, and has now been upgraded to ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya will be ringside watching the action as Diego De La Hoya faces hard hitting Erik Ruiz.
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  Daniel Franco Scores First Round KO In Mexico  
Top prospect DANIEL “TWITCH” FRANCO, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA improved to 16-1-3, 11 KO’s, with a blistering first around knockout of FRANCISCO SUAREZ, (5-5-1, 5KO’s) in Ensenada, Mexico this past Friday night.

The victory was the 25-year-old Franco’s highly anticipated return to battle following his first professional loss to Christopher Martin on March 23rd.
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  Oscar Escandon Training Camp Quotes  
Top 126-pound challenger Oscar Escandon shares his thoughts on training camp and more ahead of his first world title opportunity against WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. Saturday, May 20 on SHOWTIME from MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
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  Mykal Fox vs. Daniel Sostre Headlines June 3 At Rosecroft Raceway In Fort Washington, Maryland  
On Saturday night June 3rd, undefeated junior welterweight Mykal Fox take on battle-tested Daniel Sostre in the main event of a nine-bout card at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland. The 21 year-old Fox has a record of 13-0 with four knockouts.
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  On This Day: May 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Gifu, Japan:
Martin Castillo TKO'd Hideyasu Ishihara in the 11th round to win the Interim WBA Super Flyweight Title.
2000, Warrington, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Ambioris Figuero in the 4th round to retain the WBO Intercontinental Light Welterweight Title.
1998, Paris, France:
Julien Lorcy won a 12 round MD over Anatoly Alexandrov to win the Vacant WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Jean Baptiste Mendy won a 12 round UD over Orzubek Nazarov to Retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round SD over Ernesto Grey to Retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Indio, California:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round UD over Carlos Gerena to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Erik Morales KO'd Jose Luis Bueno in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Lamon Brewster won a 10 round UD over Garing Lane.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Geronimo Cardoz in the 1st round.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Tuscaloosan To English Translator
 
By William Trillo

Did you see the report that quotes WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder's manager saying they want to unify the division by fighting WBO Champ Joseph Parker next?

Allow me to cut to the chase.
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  Kal Yafai Retains WBA Flyweight
Title With Decision Over Muranaka
 
On Saturday, Kal Yafai thrilled his hometown fans in Birmingham, England, and made the first the defense of the WBA Super Flyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Suguru Muranaka.

Yafai looked like he was going to have an early day as he sent his Japanese challenger down to the canvas in round two. Muranka proved sturdy and even had a few moments in the fight. Yafai was deducted a point in round eight for low blows, but he was comfortably ahead, and won by scores of 119-107 twice and 118-108.
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  Brooker Decisions Riojas In Philadelphia  
This past Friday night, Christopher Brooker won a workmanlike eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Oscar Riojas in a super middleweight bout that highlighted a seven bout card at a jam packed SugarHouse Casino. Brooker was very solid throughout as he tried to work on in the inside. In round three, he landed a perfect left hook that drove Riojas into the ropes. Brooker worked inside and was the busier man throughout the contest.
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  Omar Douglas Disappointed But Vows
To Fight Back To World Title Fight
 
Top junior lightweight prospect OMAR “Super O” DOUGLAS, (17-2-0, 12 KO’s) looks forward to returning to action in the near future following two, very close and highly controversial decision losses.

A fighter inside and outside the ring, the 26-year-old Douglas has dusted himself off from disappointment and looks forward to a fast return to battle.
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  On This Day: May 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Antonio Tarver KO'd Roy Jones Jr. in the 2nd round to win the WBC, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Zab Judah won a 12 round SD over Rafael Pineda.
Jose Burgos TKO'd Fahlan Sakkreein in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1999, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Bruce Scott to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Cesar Soto won a 12 round UD over Luisito Espinosa to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
1996, Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Pat Lawlor in the 2nd round.
Robert McCracken TKO'd Humberto Aranda in the 5th round.
1995, Tokyo, Japan:
Orzubek Nazarov KO'd Won Park in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1993, Glasgow, Scotland:
Chris Eubank retained the WBO Super Middleweight Title after a 12 round Draw with Ray Close.
Paul Weir TKO'd Fernando Martinez in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Minimumweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Murray won a 12 round UD over Rodney Moore to win the Vacant IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Pennington Shocks Rodriguez
For Third Straight Upset Win
 
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing® presented the first ever live stream "FIGHT NIGHT LIVE" last night from The Mohegan Sun Arena seen live and free over Facebook as 40,000 viewers watched in and saw Courtney Pennington (11-3-2, 5KO'S Brooklyn, NY) score his third straight upset win and best of his career taking down perennial contender Delvin Rodriguez (29-9-4, 16KO'S Danbury, CT) over the 10 round distance in the Jr. Middleweight division.
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  Crawford vs. Diaz Training Camp Q & A  
Undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion and top pound for pound fighter TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD (30-0, 21 KOs), of Omaha, Neb., will make his 2017 debut, Next Saturday! May 20, at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. This will also be his debut headlining in the big room -- a testament both to his talent and his growing popularity. Crawford will be defending his unified World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC) / Ring magazine titles against former Olympic gold medalist and top-rated contender FÉLIX DÍAZ (19-1, 9 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a marquee all-action fight. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: May 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Paris, France:
Veeraphol Sahaprom KO'd Ricardo Barajas in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Antonio Caldas Jr.
Bruno Girard KO'd Marco Antonio Duarte in the 4th round.
2000, Seoul, Korea:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round UD OVER Julio Cesar Avila to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
In Jin Chi won a 10 round decision over Baby Lorona Jr.
1999, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Humberto Aranda in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Drake Thadzi won a 12 round MD over James Toney to win the IBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney TKO'd Earl Butler in the 4th round to win the WBU Light Heavyweight Title.
1994, Sara Buri, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin TKO'd Roger Espanola in the 6th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1978, Pescara, Italy:
Rocky Matioli KO'd Jose Manuel Duran in the 5Th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  Weights From Bristol, Pennsylvania  
Derrick Webster 167 vs. Frankie Filippone 166.6
Mikkel Lespierre 145.7 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 143.8
Vidal Rivera 132 vs. Jesus Salas 132
Mike Hilton 199.2 vs. Eric Cason 186.9
Brandon Robinson 166 vs. Phillip LeGrand 168.3
Gowar Karya 125.5 vs. Jose Homar Rios 132.9

Promoters: Deuce Promotions, Mis Downing Promotions and Kane 5 Promotions
Venue: Grundy Arena


  Thomas LaManna Headlines June 10
At The Clardige In Atlantic City
 
Welterweight contender Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna will headline a stacked card on Saturday, June 10th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. LaManna of Millville, New Jersey will compete in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds. The 25 year-old LaManna has a record of 22-2 with nine knockouts.
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  Yafai: "I'll Turn Birmingham Into A Fortress"  
Kal Yafai believes he can build something special in Birmingham and wants to unify the Super-Flyweight division as he prepares to make the first defense of his WBA title against Suguru Muranaka at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday LIVE on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment at 2 PM ET / 11 AM ET.

Yafai became the second city's first World champion in December with a punch-perfect display against Luis Concepcion in Manchester, and the unbeaten 27 year old wants to turn the Arena into a fortress - starting this weekend.
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  On This Day: May 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Augustin N'Gou in the 3rd round to win the Vacant WBU International Heavyweight Title.
San Diego, California:
Julio Diaz won a 12 round MD over Javier Jauregui to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Alejandro Montiel in the 6th round to win the WBO NABO Bantamweight Title.
2001, New York, New York:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd William Joppy in the 5th round to win the WBA Middleweight Title.
2000, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Syd Vanderpool to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Richard Hall in the 11th round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1995, Bayomon, Puerto Rico:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round UD over Wilfredo Vazquez to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Sacramento, California:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Lionel Butler in the 5th round of a WBC Heavyweight title Eliminator.
Michael Moorer won a 10 round UD over Melvin Foster.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Adonis Stevenson: "Fonfara Claiming
A Rematch Was A Very Bad Idea"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson, has the conviction that the American Polish Andrzej Fonfara has a very bad idea when he claimed a rematch with him.

Stevenson will defend his crown for the second time against Fonfara June 3rd at Bell Centre in Montréal, in a boxing show organized by the GYM Group.
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  Weights From Philadelphia, PA.  
Christopher Brooker 168.4 - Oscar Riojas 169
Jerome Conquest 133.6 - Daniel Perales 137.2
Blake Mansfield 164.7 - Henry Beckford 167.1
Kyle McNutt 188.1 - Sam Orapeza 194.4
Kashon Hutchinson 142.2 - Jeffrey Torres 139.5
Harold Lopez 111.7 - Basyzbek Baratov 112
Bryan Perez Nevarez 129.1 - Chaise Nelson 125.9

Promoter: King's Promotions
Venue: SugarHouse Casino


  Battle At The Boat Celebrates
20 Years Of Boxing Part 2
 
After building a strong fan base during its first five years, Battle at the Boat, which held its inaugural show on July 9, 1997 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., continued to evolve into the premier boxing event in the Northwest in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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  On This Day: May 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Berkshire, England:
David Haye TKO'd King Arthur Williams in the 3rd round.
2001, New York, New York:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Raul Frank to win the Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Maurice Harris to win the Vacant USBA Heavyweight Title.
1998, Kanata, Canada:
Otis Grant won a TD (9TH ROUND) over Ernesto Sena to retain the WBO Middleweight Championship.
1995, Pretoria, South Africa:
Harry Simon TKO'd Ernest Goliath in the 1st round.
1990, Sassari, Italy:
Orlando Fernandez TKO'd Valerio Nati to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Seoul, South Korea:
Antonio Esparragoza won a 12 round UD over Chan-Mok Park to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1962, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Harold Johnson won a 15 round UD over Doug Jones to win the Vacant World Light Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Jean Pascal: "I Know What To Do To Get
Out Of The Ring In The Winning Corner"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez said he knows perfectly Jean Pascal’s skills and weakness, and it’s reciprocal. Alvarez (22-0-0) will face Pascal (31-4-1) in the semifinal of the boxing show presented by the GYM Group June 3rd in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal.

The main event will be a WBC light heavyweight championship of the world opposing the champion, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (28-1-0), who give a rematch to the American Polish Andrzej Fonfara (29-4-0).
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  Weights From Mohegan Sun  
Delvin Rodriguez 156.25 vs. Courtney Pennington 154.25
Kali Reis 151.25 vs. Ashleigh Curry 152.5
Anthony Laureano 138.75 vs. Sidney Maccow 140.75
Jose Rivera 154.25 vs. Marcus Beckford 155
Carlos Perez 137 vs. Dan Murray 141
Daniel Gonzalez 145.5 vs. Samuel Amoako 147
Omar Bordoy 135.75 vs. Jonathan Rojas 133.5
Richard Rivera 177.5 vs. Marco 179.75

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing


  Undefeated Hometown Prospect
Irvin Gonzalez To Headline June 10
 
Undefeated rising super featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez will headline the third installment of the "New England's Future" series, Saturday night, June 10, as professional boxing returns for the first time in 11 years to the DCU Center (Exhibition Hall) in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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  Giovani Santillan Fights For Vacant
WBC FECOMBOX Title Friday, May 19
 
The stakes have risen substantially for the previously announced matchup between unbeaten Giovani Santillan (21-0, 11 KOs) and Juan Garcia Mendez (19-2-1, 12 KOs). The pair will fight for the vacant WBC FECOMBOX junior welterweight title in the "New Blood" main event on Friday, May 19, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  Gamal Yafai & Frankie Gavin Speak
About Undercard Bouts This Saturday
 
Gamal Yafai says he can beat Sean Davis any way he wants to when he challenges his local rival for the WBC International Super-Bantamweight title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday LIVE on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment at a NEW START TIME 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT.
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  America’s Youngest World Champion Gervonta Davis & WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. Anchor Four-Fight, Split-Site Boxing Event May 20  
America’s youngest world champion, Gervonta Davis, will make his first world title defense in the opening bout and featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. will make his mandatory world title defense in the main event of a split-site, four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event on Saturday, May 20, live on SHOWTIME at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT*.
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  Jose Rodriguez Unfazed, Determined To KO 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez June 17  
Unfazed Mexico-native Jose Rodriguez is determined to knockout 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez on Saturday, June 17, in the "KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire" headline event.

Wichita-native Hernandez (1-0, 1 KO) will be fighting at home against Rodriquez (2-0, 2 KOs), a flyweight living in Wisconsin, in the six-round main event that will air (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
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  On This Day: May 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Dagenham, Essex, England:
Johnny Armour won a 12 round decision over Francis Ampofo - WBU Bantamweight Title.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA:
Terron Millett won an 8 round SD over Damone Wright - Non Title.
2001, Savannah, Georgia, USA:
Terron Millett won a 10 round UD over Luis Perez - Non Title.
Nate Campbell won a 6 round UD over Angel Rios - Non Title.
Edner Cherry and Mirko Wolf fought to a 4 round DRAW - Non Title.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA:
Felix Montiel won a 12 round UD over Ruben Leon - IBA Flyweight Title.
2000, Newark, England:
Tontcho Tontchev KO'd Jimmy Zeikle in the 2nd round -  WBA International
Super Featherweight Title.
1996, Miami, Florida, USA:
Carlos Gerena KO'd Jose Ocampo in the 2nd round - WBA Latin American Super
Featherweight Title.
1994, South Yorkshire, England:
Naseem Hamed won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Belcastro -  European (EBU)
Bantamweight Title.
Steve Collins TKO'd Chris Pyatt in the 5th round - WBO Middleweight Title.
1990, Pensacola, Florida, USA:
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Ron Johnson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1984, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA:
Sugar Ray Leonard TKO'd Kevin Howard in the 9th round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Eleider Alvarez: "Pascal Is The Biggest
Challenge Of My Boxing Career"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez did not need to watch videos to know more about his next opponent, the Montrealer Jean Pascal. Alvarez (22-0-0) trained several times with Pascal (31-4-1) at the time they were both associated to the GYM Group. Former WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, Pascal is now a free fighter. He divorced with the GYM Group two years ago, and divorced with the Interbox Group few months ago.
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  American Olympian Charles Conwell To Appear
On The Return Of Broadway Boxing In New York
 
Charles Conwell, a 2016 United States Olympian, will fight as a professional for the second time on May 18 as part of the special One-Night-Only return of DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing to New York from the Paramount Theater on the campus of LIU-Brooklyn.
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  Sonny Fredrickson Takes On Daniel Montoya
May 13 In Ypsilanti, Michigan
 
Undefeated super lightweight prospect Sonny Fredrickson (16-0, 10 KOs) will be back in action when he takes on Daniel Montoya (11-5, 8 KOs) on Saturday, May 13 at the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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  Yafai: "Joshua Inspired Me To Unify The Division"  
Kal Yafai says Anthony Joshua MBE has set a new benchmark for British fighters to follow as he prepares to make the first defence of his WBA World Super-Flyweight title against Suguru Muranaka at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday LIVE on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment at 3 PM ET / 12 Noon PT.
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  Beltran vs. Maicelo Title Eliminator Added To Crawford vs. Diaz World Title Event At MSG  
Two-time world title challenger RAY "Sugar" BELTRAN and heavy-fisted JONATHAN "The Last Inca" MAICELO will go mano a mano in a high-stakes battle of world-rated lightweight contenders. Sanctioned by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) as a world lightweight title elimination bout, the winner of the 12-round rumble will also lay claim to the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) International and the NABF and NABO lightweight titles, currently held by Beltran. Beltran vs. Maicelo will be the co-main event to the TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD - FÉLIX DÍAZ World Junior Welterweight Championship, Saturday, May 20, at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Two Regional Title Fights Featured On June 10
"KO Night Boxing: War In WinnaVegas"
 
Professional boxing returns Saturday, June 10, to WinnaVegas Casino Resort, featuring undefeated junior welterweight Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker, on the "KO Night Boxing: WAR In WinnaVegas" card, to air (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network live from Sloan, Iowa.
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  Top Cruiserweight Prospects Banks & Zubov
Meet In Detroit Brawl Co-Main Event June 16
 
The 10-round co-main event has been announced for promoter Dmitriy Salita blockbuster "Detroit Brawl" on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit and it's sensational.

In a fight destined for Motown's history books, undefeated Detroit cruiserweight Demetrius Banks (9-0, 4 KOs) will face Detroit via Russia's Alexey Zubov (14-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round showdown.
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  On This Day: May 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Stuttgart, Germany:
Sergiy Dzinziruk KO'd Marcelo Rodriguez in the 2nd round - Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Title.
Thomas Ulrich won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani - Vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight Title.
Felix Sturm won a 10 round UD over Tshepo Mashego - IBF Youth Middleweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Juan Diaz won a 10 round UD over Eleazar Contreras - Non Title.
1999, Inglewood, California:
Rafael Marquez KO'd Angel Almena in the 1st round - Non Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez KO'd Wilfredo Vargas in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd John Montantes in the 1st round - Non Title.
JC Candelo TKO'd Ailton Pessoa in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Cleveland Woods in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Mark Wills in the 1st round - Non Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Guy Sonnenberg in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Artur Beterbiev Wants To Break
His Contract With The Gym Group
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - A bailiff from the court served papers to the promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, indicating that the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev wants to break his contract with Michel’s organization. A few hours after the request for declaratory judgment was filed in court by the boxer Artur Beterbiev to obtain the termination of his contract, Group Yvon Michel (GYM) indicated they will oppose this decision. “We are extremely disappointed by this letter, and we hope to be able to find a solution to keep Artur in our organization”, said Yvon Michel. “Artur is certainly one of the best light heavyweights in the world.”
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  Kal Yafai Defends WBA Super Flyweight Title
Against Suguru Muranaka May 13 On AWE
 
Undefeated WBA Super Flyweight champion Kal Yafai will make his first defense of his crown when he takes on top 10 rated Suguru Muranaka This Saturday, May 13th live on AWE - A Wealth of Entertainment. The card will originate from Yafai's hometown of Birmingham, England. AWE's live coverage begins at 3 pm ET.
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  Former World Champion Kali Reis Headlines Rodriguez vs. Pennington May 11 Undercard  
Former WBO Female Middleweight Champion Kali Reis fights against the very tough Ashleigh Curry (7-10-4, 1KO) in a special 6 round Jr. Middleweight Female match that highlights a sensational undercard to the Delvin Rodriguez - Courtney Pennington fight Thursday, May 11th, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
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  Derrick Webster vs. Frankie Filippone
May 13 At The Grundy Arena In Bristol, PA
 
Super Middleweight's Derrick Webster and Frankie Filippone will battle in an 10-round bout for the WBF International Super Middleweight title on Saturday night, May 13th at The Grundy Arena in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Webster of Glassboro, New Jersey has a record of 22-1 with 11 knockouts.
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  On This Day: May 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Diego Castillo in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
2002, London, England:
Michael Sprott TKO'd Pele Reid in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBF European Heavyweight Title.
1998, Santiago del Estero, Argentina:
Juan Domingo Cordoba won a 12 round UD over Sandro Oviedo to retain the WBO Light flyweight Title
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Shane Mosley TKO'd John-John Molina in the 8th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
David Reid TKO'd Nick Rupa I the 2nd round
1993, Ang Thong, Thailand:
Chana Porpaoin won a 12 round UD over Carlos Murillo to retain the WBA Minimumweight title.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Terry Norris TKO'd Meldrick Taylor in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Chavez Jr. Escapes Under GGG vs. Canelo
"Bombs Away" Announcement
 
By William Trillo

The best thing that happened to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday night was the announcement that Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is officially signed and set for September 16th. If not for that, Chavez Jr. would have been sliced up like a Carne Asada at a Mexican Delicatessen.

When the lone highlight of your weekend is the fact that you finally made the contracted weight after years of failed attempts you can go ahead and assume you suck, as does your entire career.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Las Vegas Post Fight Report: Canelo vs. Chavez Jr., Plus De La Hoya Confirms Golovkin For Sept. 16
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: William Trillo

LAS VEGAS - Saturday evening in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Alvarez tortured his countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-3-1) over 12 consecutive rounds, before winning the bout by unanimous decision. Alvarez (49-1-1) won in pitching a shutout... 12 rounds to nothing.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux Will Have Hand Medically Examined
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The Montrealer David Lemieux dominated clearly the Mexican Carlos Reyes Saturday evening in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, just before the main event opposing the Mexicans Saul Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., but he was unable to score un KO or a TKO.
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  On This Day: May 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dortmund, Germany:
Zsolt Erdei won a 12 round MD over Hugo Garay - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Miguel Cotto won a 12 round UD over Lovemore N'Dou -IBF Light Welterweight
Title Eliminator.
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fought 12 rounds in a most memorable
fight that was scored a Draw - WBA & IBF Featherweight Title.
2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Joel Perez - IBF Lightweight Title.
Jermain Taylor won a 4 round UD over Antonio Baker - Non Title.
1999, Düsseldorf, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Gabriel Hernandez - IBF Super Middleweight
Title.
Markus Beyer won an 8 round Decision over Octavian Stoica - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Nestor Garza TKO'd Carlos Barreto in the 8th round - WBA Super Bantamweight
Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 9th round - WBC Super
Bantamweight Title.
Danny Romero won a 10 round UD over David Vasquez - Non Title.
Augie Sanchez KO'd Jorge Paez in the 7th round - Non Title.
Kevin Kelley won a 10 round UD over Hector Velazquez - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Alvarez Tortures Chavez
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS —— Saul Canelo Alvarez promised to the Mexican population to give a bad treatment and a boxing lesson to his countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and it’s exactly what he did Saturday evening in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Alvarez won the main event of this Cinco De Mayo boxing show by unanimous decision. The three judges scored the bout 120-108 in favour of Alvarez in one of the best performances of his career.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux Beats Reyes By Unanimous Decision;
Matthysse & Diaz Jr. Also Win; Plus Other Off-TV Results
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS — The Montrealer middleweight David Lemieux, who really wants to face the best fighters of 160 pounds in the world, improved his situation Saturday evening in the ring of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lemieux improved his record to 38-3-0 before the main event, in beating the Mexican Carlos Reyes (35-5-0) by unanimous decision in 10 rounds.
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  Canelo Alvarez Shuts Out Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

No sooner did boxing's biggest star Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) dispatch Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) in a dominant shutout victory over 12 rounds at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena on presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View, than the middleweight superstar announced that boxing's biggest fight - a showdown with Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) - would take place on Mexican Independence Day weekend on September 16. Canelo beat Chavez, Jr. from pillar to post, earning a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the fight 120-108.
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  Top Rank Resurrects Reno
While Showcasing Future Stars
 
By Simon Ruvalcaba
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

July 9, 1995 is a night Tracy Harris Patterson will never forget. It was the night he won the title against Eddie Hopson. For the Reno/Sparks convention center it was the last time the arena hosted a boxing match after being a hot bed for big fights in the 1980's and early 90's. Boxing action returned Friday night and the once hot bead for boxing may now be resurrecting itself based on the decent and enthusiastic crowd!
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  On This Day: May 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nakhonratchasima, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin won a 12 round UD over Cruz Carvajal to win the WBO Bantamweight Title.
1995, Hat Yai, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit won a 12 round UD over Evangelio Perez to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi:
Buddy McGirt TKO'd Joe Gatti in the 5th round of a non-title Bout.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Cesar Chavez was declared winner by a TD in the 8th round over Frankie Randall to regain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris won a 12 round UD over Simon Brown to regain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Azumah Nelson to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Kermin Guardia to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Gerald McClellan KO'd Julian Jackson in the 1st round to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
Meldrick Taylor KO'd Chad Broussard in the 2nd round of a non-Title bout.

  Canelo Schools Chavez Jr. 12 Rounds To 0 As Expected; Overshadowed By "Done Deal" With Golovkin In Sept.  
Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO's)  did what was expected which was show up against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KO's). That's all Canelo needed to do as he easily outboxed Chavez in every single round. There's really nothing more to say about this fight, because if you expected anything different then you are the reason why the odds dropped to 3-to-1 on fight night based on Chavez making weight. All scores read 120-108.

However, this fight was really just a setup for what was said to be a "signed" and "done deal" for this September: Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin. There was a video on the big screen above the ring, even a ring walk entrance for Golovkin as this was the intended Main Event showcase of the night. Both men shook hands, wished each other "good luck", and assured that the fight is on for later this year.

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  PPV Undercard Results From Las Vegas  
David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KO's) battered and bloodied a tough Marcos Reyes (35-5, 26 KO's) through a 10 round unanimous decision. Lemieux looked close to stopping Reyes with every big punched that landed flush, but the chin on Reyes took them all to the distance. Final scores were 98-91 and 99-90 twice.

Lucas Matthysse (28-4, 25 KO's) bounced back from his 2015 defeat to Viktor Postol, looking sharp and his old self in stopping Emmanuel Taylor (20-4, 14 KO's) in the 5th. Matthysse staggered Taylor in the opening round, scored a knockdown in the 3rd right a straight right, then ended the fight in the 5th with a left, right, right, left combination to the head. Final time was 2:21.

Joseph Diaz Jr. (24-0, 13 KO's) won a 10 round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Manuel Avila (22-1, 8 KO's). Both men had moments within the first few rounds, but once Diaz got into a rhythm he began to sweep the remainder of the fight. Final scores were 100-90 and 99-21 twice.

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  PPV Undercard Results From Las Vegas  
Lucas Matthysse (now 28-4, 25 KO's) bounced back from his 2015 defeat to Viktor Postol, looking sharp and his old self in stopping Emmanuel Taylor in the 5th. Matthysse staggered Taylor in the opening round, scored a knockdown in the 3rd right a straight right, then ended the fight in the 5th with a left, right, right, left combination to the head. Final time was 2:21.

Joseph Diaz Jr. (now 24-0, 13 KO's) won a 10 round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Manuel Avila. Both men had moments within the first few rounds, but once Diaz got into a rhythm he began to sweep the remainder of the fight. Final scores were 100-90 and 99-21 twice.

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  Gamboa Dropped, Dizzy & Done  
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Lightweight Yuriorkis Gamboa (26-2,17 KO’s) was supposed showcase his skills on Cinco De Mayo in a prelim to big show on Saturday night. Instead he fell (take term literally) to Robinson Castellanos (24-12,14 KO’s) who dropped Gamboa twice before pummeling him in round seven and forcing the Cuban to quit on his stool. This was not the way Golden Boy wanted their weekend to start .
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  Billy's Boxing Blog
The Return Of Fortune Telling Elvis
 
By William Trillo
It's been a while since I got to visit my old haunt on my drive to Las Vegas but with the big show ahead I knew it was time to pay a visit to my old friend Elvis to get his thoughts on the upcoming battle.

For the cost of just two bits Elvis simply stated, " It's best to keep your mouth shut than end up looking like a fool. Always let your actions do your talking for you."

Fair enough.
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  Groves Faces Chudinov For World Title May 27  
George Groves will challenge Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA World Super-Middleweight title at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on May 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office as chief support for the IBF World Welterweight title clash between Kell Brook and Errol Spence.
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  On This Day: May 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga KO'd Manuel De La Rosa in the 1st round - WBC Fecarbox Light Middleweight Title.
Swissôtel, Neuss, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Imamu Mayfield in the 3rd round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Daniel Santos KO'd Ahmed Kotiev in the 5th round - WBO Welterweight Title.
Oktay Urkal TKO'd Ferenc Szakallas in the 10th round - European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 3rd round - IBA Continental Super Bantamweight Title.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Pedro Torres - WBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Romero won a 12 round UD over Jorge Munoz - WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadfora won a 10 round TD over Mike Griffith - IBF Lightweight Title.
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Lamon Brewster - Non Title.
1995, Shepton Mallet, England:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Enrique Angeles in the 2nd round - WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Rafael Ruelas in the 2nd round - IBF & WBO Lightweight Title.
Gabriel Ruelas TKO'd Jimmy Garcia in the 11th round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Canelo & Lemieux Established Favorites To Win
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Marlene Marquez

LAS VEGAS —— If the Las Vegas bookies are right, if they hit the target, the Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez and the Montrealer David Lemieux will celebrate with bottles of champagne to night after their fight in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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