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  On This Day: Dec 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Rayong, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit TKO’d Porofirio Danny Nunez in the 11th round to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1976, Mexico City, Mexico:
Salvador Sanchez TKO’d Antonio Leon in the 10th round of a non-Title bout.
1950, Frankfurt, Germany:
Sugar Ray Robinson KO’d Hans Stretz in the 5th round of a non-title bout.
1937, Pittsburgh:
Tommy Bland won a 10 round MD over Fritzie Zivic in a non-title bout.
1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Frankie Klick TKO’d Kid Chocolate in the 7th round to win the World Jr. Lightweight Title.

  Kovalev vs. Mikhalkin & Bivol vs. Barrera
Set For March 3 At Madison Square Garden
 
Sergey Kovalev continues his rise back to the top of the light heavyweight division when he returns to the Mecca of Boxing on Saturday, March 3rd to defend the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title versus southpaw Igor Mikhalkin, originally of Irkutsk, Russia, now fighting out of Hamburg, Germany. A skilled boxer, Mikhalkin puts his ten-bout winning streak on the line as he steps up to challenge one of the most fearsome punchers in professional boxing at New York City's Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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  Ancajas vs. Gonzalez Is Co-Main Event To
Gilberto Ramirez vs. Habib Ahmed Feb. 3
 
Filipino fireball JERWIN "Pretty Boy" ANCAJAS will make his U.S. debut, Saturday, February 3, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. A protégé of Filipino icon Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, and promoted by Top Rank®, MP Promotions and Joven Sports, Ancajas (26-1-1, 18 KOs), of Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines, will be making the fourth defense of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight world title against Top-10 contender ISRAEL GONZALEZ (20-1, 8 KOs), of Cabo San Lucas, México. The Ancajas - Gonzalez world championship fight will be the co-main event to the GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMÍREZ -HABIB "Wild Hurricane" AHMED World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world title rumble. Both fights will be televised live and exclusively at 10:15 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App.
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  On This Day: Dec 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1983, Seoul, Korea:
Soon Chun Kwon KO’d Rene Busayong in the 5th round to win the newly created IBF Flyweight Title.
1965, Los Angeles, Ca:
Jerry Quarry KO’d Ray Crear in the 3rd round of a non title bout.
1960, Tokyo, Japan:
Fighting Harada won a 10 round Decision over Hiroyuki Ebihara in a non-title bout.
1934,  Paris, France:
Freddie Miller won a 10 round decision over Panama Al Brown in a non title bout.
1901, Cardiff, Wales:
Jim Driscoll won a 10 round decision over Joe Ross to win the Wales Featherweight Title.

  Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna Added As
Co-Feature To Spence vs. Peterson Jan. 20
 
Undefeated 135-pound world champion Robert Easter will defend his IBF Title against former world champion Javier Fortuna in the co-main event of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) on Saturday, Jan. 20 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING® and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing & World Boxing Council Announce Jose Sulaiman World Invitational Tournament For 2018  
Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing has announced a World Boxing Council Welterweight Tournament over three spectacular events in 2018 at a site to be determined.

The inaugural three-round, eight-man, single-elimination international tournament, the ‘Jose Sulaiman World Invitational” is open to all world-class boxers who may qualify for a ranking in the top 40 by the WBC in the welterweight division.
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  On This Day: Dec 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Nagoya, Japan:
Jesus Rojas won a 12 rd UD over Satoshi Lida to win the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1997, Nagoya, Japan:
Satoshi Lida won a 12 rd UD over Yokthai Sithoar to win the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1995, Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
Regilio Tuur won a 12 round UD over Giorgio Campanella to win the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
1993, Nagoya, Japan:
Yasuei Yakushiji won a 12 rd SD over Jung-ll Byun to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1985, Bangkok, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO’d Edgar Omar Monseratt in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1961, New York:
Emile Griffith won a 10 round UD over Isaac Logart in a non-title bout.

  Danny Garcia Returns To Face Brandon Rios
On Feb. 17 From Mandalay Bay
 
Two-division world champion Danny “Swift’’ Garcia returns to the ring to take on former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam’’ Rios in a welterweight showdown on Saturday, February 17 live on SHOWTIME at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

In the co-feature, boxing’s youngest world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez will defend his Super Middleweight World Championship for the first time against Ronald Gavril in a rematch of their thrilling September 2017 bout in which Benavidez won the vacant title by split decision.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kean Will Fight Haumono On Feb. 10
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, Camille Estephan, confirmed that the heavyweight Simon Kean, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, will be involved in the main event of boxing show presented at the Shawinigan Gervais Auto Centre February 10th. Shawinigan is a city located at few miles of Trois-Rivières.
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  America's Next Great Heavyweight?
USA Boxing Nationals Champion Jared Anderson
 
Christmas came early for Jared Anderson, who not only won the heavyweight title at the recent USA Boxing National Championships, the 18-year-old also captured the Most Outstanding Boxer Award in the Elite Division.

Seeded No. 7 in eight-boxer field at The Nationals, Anderson, in order, defeated No. 2 Jesus Flores in the opening round, 5-0, edged No. 3 Adrian Tillman in the semifinals, 3-2, and upset five-time national champion Cam F. Awesome, 5-0, in the championship final.
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  On This Day: Dec 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Orleans, France:
Bruno Girard TKO'd Robert Koon in the 11th round - Vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Fabrice Tiozzo TKO'd Tiwon Taylor in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2000, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Ray Oliviera won a 12 round MD over Vince Phillips - Vacant NABF Light Welterweight Title.
Peter Manfredo Jr. TKO'd Cornell Hester in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1996, Struthers, Ohio:
Paul Spadafora KO'd Greg McLean in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1993, Condado, Puerto Rico:
Alex Sanchez TKO'd Orlando Malone in the 1st round - Vacant WBO Minimumweight Title.
1989, Auburn Hills, Michigan:
Michael Moorer TKO'd Mike Sedillo in the 6th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Oba Carr KO'd Marcus Reed in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Cloutier's Canada Corner
David Lemieux: "With Two Healthy Arms
I Would Certainly Beat Saunders"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer middleweight David Lemieux is extremely disappointed from the result of his fight with the British southpaw Billy Joe Saunders, but discouraged? Not at all! Lemieux (38-4-0) has the conviction he will back on the winning track and become back world champion before the end of 2018.Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Place in Laval, a northern suburb of Montréal, Lemieux, a former IBF champion of the world, lost by unanimous decision in 12 rounds this WBO 160 pounds world championship bout. Saunders (26-0-0) promised to his fans to return in England with the WBO belt in his luggage, and he kept his promise. Saunders won by decisive scores of 120-108, 118-110 and 117-111.
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  On This Day: Dec 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1996, Frankfurt, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Dan Ward in the 1st round - WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Brian Sargent in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Bill Corrigan in the 1st round - Non Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
David Tua TKO'd David Izon in the 12th round - WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Phillip Holiday won a 12 round UD over Ivan Robinson - IBF Lightweight Title.
Robbie Peden won a 4 rounder over Rolando Durant.
Shane Mosley TKO'd Joseph Murray in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round UD over Yuichi Kasai - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1992, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez KO'd Hitoshi Kamiyama in the 1st round - Vacant WBA Light Middleweight Title.

  Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets
San Antonio Press Conference
 
Photos: Photos from Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and unbeaten IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Sergey Lipinets were face to face for the second straight day Tuesday at a press conference in San Antonio to discuss their main event showdown taking place Saturday, Feb. 10 live on SHOWTIME (10:15 p.m. ET/PT). The matchup of top-5 ranked junior welterweights is presented by Premier Boxing Champions at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
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  On This Day: Dec 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Montreal, Canada:
Danny Green TKO'd Eric Lucas in the 6th round - WBC Super Middleweight Title (Interim).
Lucian Bute TKO'd Darin Johnson in the 1st round - Non Title.
Kiel, Germany:
Felix Sturm won a 12 round UD over Ruben Fernandez - WBO Middleweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Danell Nicholson in the 4th round - WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Bielsko-Biala, Poland:
Tomasz Adamek TKO'd Olivier Beard in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2002, Osaka, Japan:
Masamori Tokuyama won a 12 round SD over Gerry Penalosa - WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Noel Arambulet won a 12 round MD over Keitaro Hoshino - WBA Minimumweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Yoni Vargas in the 5th round - Non Title.
1997, Offenburg, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Anthony Willis in the 5th round - Non Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Derrick Lampkins in the 1st round - Non Title.
1986, Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 10 round Decision Over Alfredo Layne - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Adonis Stevenson Has Permission To Face Badou Jack?
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - According ESPN, the WBC championship committee gave the permission to the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0) postponement of the defence of his WBC light heavyweight championship of the world against the Montrealer Eleider Alvarez, if he wants absolutely to dispute a unification of the WBC and WBA championships of the world against the Swedish African Badou Jack (22-1-2).
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  Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets
Los Angeles Press Conference
 
Photos: Photos from Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and unbeaten IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Sergey Lipinets went face-to-face for the first time Monday at a press conference in Los Angeles to discuss their main event showdown on Saturday, Feb. 10 live on SHOWTIME (10:15 p.m. ET/PT). The matchup of top-5 ranked junior welterweights will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and is presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Danny Roman Defends WBA Super Bantamweight Title Against Ryo Matsumoto On Feb. 28  
Danny Roman, the reigning WBA super bantamweight champion, makes the first defense of his recently acquired title against the No. 13 rated challenger in Ryo Matsumoto on Feb. 28, from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

The 12-round world championship fight, dubbed "The Challenge," is promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions in association with Ohashi Promotions.
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  Jose Haro Fighting For A Break In 2018  
United States Boxing Association (USBA) featherweight champion Jose "Pepito" Haro (14-1-1, 8 KOs) is suffering from unfair blowback for the accidental role he played this past summer, in which his opponent, Daniel Franco, nearly died from injuries resulting from their nationally televised fight in Idaho.

The 3-2 underdog Haro, fighting out of West Jordan, Utah, dropped Franco with a chopping right in the eighth round, soon followed by a crisp combination of devastating punches, which resulted in a knockout victory and the USBA title for Haro
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  Selina Barrios vs. Lisa Porter For NABF Title
On December 29 In Louisiana
 
The two most avoided female boxers' in the country are about to face each other, in what looks to be an all-out war, when undefeated sensation, lightweight Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios, takes on the dangerous "Lovely" Lisa Porter.

On the line will be the NABF lightweight title, as both fighters were granted by the NABF committee to fight for this respected belt. The 10-round bout will take place at the Rapides Parish Coliseum on December 29, 2017, in Alexandria, LA. The only other female pro to fight for a major title this quickly is 2-time gold medalist Clarissa Shields.
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  On This Day: Dec 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Rosemont, Illinois:
O'Neil Bell TKO'd Derrick Harmon in the 8th round - NABF Cruiserweight Title.
2002, Salvador, Brazil:
Kelson Pinto TKO'd Victor Ferreira in the 1st round - WBO Latino Light Welterweight Title.
2001, Coventry, England:
Robin Reid won a 12 round UD over Julio Cesar Vasquez - WBF Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Miami, Florida:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Angel Manfredy in the 2nd round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
David Tua TKO'd Hasim Rahman in the 10th round - USBA Heavyweight Title.
Jacob Matlala won a 12 round UD over Rafael Orozco - IBA Light Flyweight Title.
1997, MSG, New York City:
Kennedy McKinney TKO'd Junior Jones in the 4th round - WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Naseem Hamed KO'd Kevin Kelley in the 4th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Ricky Hatton won a 4 round UD over Robert Alvarez - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Marc Ramsay: "Lemieux’s Injury Killed Our Fight Plan"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Las Vegas bookies hit a home run in establishing the British Billy Joe Saunders as favourite by 2-1 against the Montrealer David Lemieux, struck out out in establishing the American Antoine Douglas favorite by 1/2 to one against the Irish Gary O’Sullivan.
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  Morales Gets By Zenunaj  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-2-3, 6 KOs) scored a technical unanimous decision victory against Dardan Zenunaj (14-4, 11 KOs) of Los Angeles to win the vacant NABA Super Featherweight Title in the scheduled 10-round main event.

The ringside physician stopped this title bout in the third second of the sixth round due to a headbutt that opened a cut over the eye of Morales. For that reason, the contest ended up in the hands of the judges who all scored the bout the same 59-56 to hand Morales, the victory and the title.
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  On This Day: Dec 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tunica, Mississippi:
Tim Austin TKO’d Bernardo Mendoza in the 1st round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1998, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Will Grigsby won a 12 round UD over Ratanapol Sor Vorapin to win the Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO’d Kenny Mitchell in the 2nd Round to win the NABF Super Batamweight Title.
1993, Puebla, Mexico:
Michael Nunn won a 12 round UD over Merqui Sosa to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Simon Brown KO’d Terry Norris in the 4th round to win the WBC Light Middleweight title in The Ring Magazine “Upset of the Year”.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO’d Andy Holligan in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Stateline, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez KO’d Manny Melchor in the 11th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Saunders Beats A Clearly Frustrated David Lemieux
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Matt Heasley - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

MONTRÉAL - The British southpaw Billy Joe Saunders promised to his fans to return in England with the WBO belt in his luggage, and he kept his promise Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Place in Laval, a northern suburb of Montréal.

Saunders kept his WBO middleweight championship of the world, in beating the Montrealer David Lemieux, the former IBF champion of the world, by unanimous decision in 12 rounds.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Ulysse Provokes Three Knockdowns
& Inflicts First Defeat To Seldin
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Matt Heasley - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

MONTRÉAL - The New Yorker super lightweight Cletus Seldin said two days ago: “I am smiling man out of the ring, but in the ring, I am a ferocious animal. I will destroy Ulysse…”

Wrong! The Montrealer Yves Ulysse Jr. (15-1-0) provoked three knockdowns, one in the first round, one in the second and the last one in the third, and he became the first fighter to beat Seldin (21-1-0) Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Place in Laval.
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  On This Day: Dec 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Ashmore, Queensland, Australia:
Shannan Taylor KO'd Plaisakda Singwangcha in the 2nd round - Vacant WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Santa Ynez, California:
Ebo Elder TKO'd Courtney Burton in the 12th round - WBO NABO Lightweight Title.
Mike Arnaoutis TKO'd Jauguin Gallardo in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1999, Guadalajara, Mexico:
Oscar Larios TKO'd Saul Briseno in the 10th round - Mexican Super Bantamweight Title.
Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Michael Rask in the 7th round - WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Paul Spadafora TKO'd Renato Cornett in the 11th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Joe Mesi TKO'd Gary Winmon in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Thias, France:
Laurent Boudouani won an 8 round decision over Kevin Pompey - Non Title.
1996, Pikeville, Maryland:
Obed Sullivan won a 12 round UD over Sam Hampton - IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Larry Donald won a 10 round UD over James Gaines - Non Title.
Hasim Rahman KO'd Herman Delgado in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Greg McGhee in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Saunders Schools Lemieux Through 12  
Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KO's) retained the WBO Middleweight Title with a completely one-sided 12-round unanimous decision over David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KO's). This was a classic Boxer vs. Puncher, where Saunders boxed from a distance, constantly moving around Lemieux who could not find a punch to land the entire night. Saunders staggered and hurt Lemieux in the 7th and looked like he could have scored a knockdown, but played it safe and continued to embarrass him for the rest of the fight. Final scores were 120-108 and a shocking 118-110 and 117-111 cards because they managed to find two and three rounds to give Lemieux who appeared to have won none. After the fight, Saunders called out Gennady Golovkin.

Gary O'Sullivan (27-2, 19 KO's) stopped Antoine Douglas (22-2-1, 16 KO's) in the 7th round with a brutal knockout. Both men were trading shots from the opening bell, so it was only a matter of time before one of them was on the canvas. Douglas would land flush left hooks to the head of O'Sullivan, who would return fire right big rights flush on the chin of his own. Douglas would take one too many of those rights through the fight as one completely froze him against the ropes in round 7, to which O'Sullivan followed up with a barrage of left and rights as Douglas fell to the canvas. Douglas did manage to beat the count, but did not have a good look on his face and the fight was rightfully waived off at 1:03.

Yves Ulysse Jr. (15-1, 9 KO's) welcomed previously unbeaten Cletus Seldin (21-1-1, 17 KO's) to the big leagues with a one-sided 10-round unanimous decision. This was a rude awakening for Seldin, who was put on the seat of his pants once in each of the first three rounds. Ulysse boxed circles around Seldin, who often complained to the referee because he wasn't standing still to be hit. Final scores were 120-108, 118-110 and 117-111. Much like the Saunders/Lemieux main event, there didn't appear to be a single round Seldin won.


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Saunders & Douglas Established
Favorites By The Las Vegas Bookies
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - If the Las Vegas bookies hit the target, the British Billy Joe Saunders and the American Antoine Douglas will celebrate with a bottle of champagne in their dressing room after the Saturday evening boxing show presented at the new Place Bell in Laval, a northern suburb of Montréal.

Saunders (25-0-0) is established favorite by 2-1 to beat the Montrealer David Lemieux (38-3-0), and Antoine Douglas (22-1-1), a fighter from Burke, Virginia State, is established favorite by 1/2 to 1 to win against the Irish Gary O’Sullivan (26-2-0).
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  Weights From Canada - HBO  
Photos: Matt Heasley - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Billy Joe Saunders 160 vs. David Lemieux 160
(WBO Middleweight Title)
 

Antoine Douglas 159.2 vs. Gary O’Sullivan 158.8
 

Cletus Seldin 141.6 vs. Yves Ulysse Jr 141.2

Venue: Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Lightweights Wesley Ferrer &
Will Madera Battle To A Draw
 
In front of a packed house on Thursday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in midtown Manhattan for its year-end "Season's Beatings" edition of Broadway Boxing. The bouts were streamed live on DiBella Entertainment's Facebook page. Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX and Christos Steak House.
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  On This Day: Dec 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Lemoore, California:
Steve Forbes won an 8 round SD over Ricardo Barajas - Non Title.
Los Angeles, Ca:
Brian Viloria KO'd Angel Priolo in the 7th round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade TKO'd Thomas Reid in the 4th round - Non Title.
Hollywood, Florida:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Irene Pacheco in the 11th round - IBF Flyweight Title.
Juan Urango TKO'd Ubaldo Hernandez in the 2nd round - Vacant Latin American Light Welterweight Title.
2003, Levallois, France:
Mahar Monshipour TKO'd Jairo Tagliaferro in the 7th round WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Valery Brudov TKO'd Daniel Rowsell in the 1st round - WBA Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
2000, Sheffield, England:
Mbulelo Botile TKO'd Paul Ingle in the 12th round - IBF Featherweight Title.
Ingle underwent brain surgery after this bout, a career ending injury.
Mauricio Martinez TKO'd Esham Pickering in the 1st round WBO Bantamweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Richie Woodhall in the 10th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Daniel Santos KO'd Neil Sinclair in the 2nd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Daniel Alicea in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Carlos Morales Earns Technical Unanimous
Decision Victory Against Dardan Zenunaj
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Carlos "The Solution" Morales (17-2-3, 6 KOs) scored a sixth-round technical unanimous decision victory against Dardan Zenunaj (14-4, 11 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. to win the vacant NABA Super Featherweight Title in the scheduled 10-round main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Morales, who also fights out of Los Angeles, suffered a bad cut above his right eye due to an accidental headbutt that forced the fight to be stopped at the third second of the sixth-round. Morales outboxed the rugged Zenunaj enough for all judges to score the fight 59-56 in his favor.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Lemieux: "I Promise My Fans To Leave
The Bell Place With The WBO Belt In My Hand"


Dominic Ingle: "Billy Joe Saunders Will Return
To England With The WBO Belt In Our Luggage"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — When the sports photographers asked to David Lemieux and Billy Joe Saunders to be nose to nose for pictures Thursday afternoon at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval, the two fighters looked like…. starving enemies pit bulls!

Thursday, was the final press conference of this boxing show presented Saturday evening at new Bell Place in Laval. Laval is the most important Montréal northern suburb.
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  Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Vincent Ethier - Eye of the Tiger Management

WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) and former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) hosted their final press conference today for their WBO World Middleweight Championship fight that will take place this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Québec. The co-main attraction will be a 10-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title between Antoine "Action" Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) and Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs). Also on the televised card will be Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) who will face Yves Ulysse Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs) for a 10-round super lightweight bout. The action will be televised by HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Three-Division World Champion Mikey Garcia Challenges Unbeaten Sergey Lipinets On Feb. 10  
Undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia will attempt to win a world title in a fourth weight class when he challenges unbeaten IBF 140-pound world champion Sergey Lipinets on Saturday, February 10 live on SHOWTIME. The matchup of top-5 ranked junior welterweights will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and is presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: Dec 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, London, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Justin Rowsell in the 2nd round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Berlin, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski TKO'd Richard Hall in the 11th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Timmy Austin won a 12 round UD over Ratanachai Sor Vorapin - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Evander Holyfield and John Ruiz fought to a 12 round DRAW - WBA Heavyweight Title.
2000, Montreal, Canada:
Dave Hilton won a 12 round SD over Dingaan Thobela - WBC Super  Middleweight Title.
Sonora, Mexico:
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Isidro Garcia in the 7th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
1996, Chiangrai Province, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong won a 12 round UD over Manuel Jesus Herrera WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1995, MSG New York City:
Arturo Gatti won a 12 round UD over Tracy Harris Patterson - IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 2nd round - WBO Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Cletus Seldin: "I'm A Smiling Man,
But In In The Ring, I'm A Real Animal"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The New Yorker Cletus Seldin is undefeated in pro boxing, and he said he cannot afford a loss Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Place in Laval, a northern suburb of Montréal. Seldin (21-0-0) will fight the Montrealer super lightweight Yves Ulysse Jr. (14-1-0) in the first fight televised by HBO, before the presentation of the WBO middleweight championship of the world opposing the Montrealer David Lemieux (38-3-0) to the British Billy Joe Saunders (25-0-0) and the WBO middleweight InterContinental championship opposing the Irish Gary O’Sullivan (26-2-0) and the American Antoine Douglas (22-1-1).
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Gary O'Sullivan: "I Want To Take Care Of Douglas
& Challenge The Winner Of Lemieux-Saunders"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, the Montrealer businessman Camille Estephan, is expecting a war between the Irish Gary O’Sullivan and the American Antoine Douglas. Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Place in Laval (northern suburb of Montréal), just before the main event, the WBO middleweight championship of the world opposing the Montrealer David Lemieux to the British Billy Joe Saunders, O’Sullivan (26 -2-0) and Douglas (22-1-1) will fight for the WBO middleweight InterContinental championship.
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  Weights from Indio, Ca. - ESPN2  
Carlos Morales 130 vs. Dardan Zenunaj 129
Raul Curiel 146.5 vs. Israel Villela 145.2
Marlen Esparza 111 vs. Karla Valenzuela 113.8
Ryan Caballero 125 vs. Franco Gutierrez 126
Ferdinand Kerobyan 148.6 vs. Tavorus Teague 148.6
Joet Gonzalez 125.8 vs. Isao Carranza 125.6
Joshua Franco 114.6 vs. Carlos Maldonado 114.2
Jonathan Navarro 141.8 vs. Nelson Lara 141.6

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


  Broadway Boxing Weights From NYC - Facebook  
Broadway Boxing Weights from NYC
Wesley Ferrer 135.8 vs. Will Madera 135.4
Alicia Napoleon 154 vs. Sydney LeBlanc 155.8
Dejan Zlaticanin 139.4 vs. Heivinson Herrera 137
Larry Fryers 146 vs. Charles Natal 144.2
Hurshidbek Normatov 153.4 vs. Nicklaus Flaz 151.6
George Arias 240.8 vs. Juan Goode 260

Venue: BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York City
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Claressa Shields Media Workout Quotes  
Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields met with local members of the media and took part in an open-to-the-public workout on Tuesday at Kronk Gym, exactly one month away from defending her 168-pound WBC and IBF titles against undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Tori Nelson on Friday, Jan. 12 live on SHOWTIME.
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  Iqbal Faces Vallily On Groves vs. Eubank
Undercard In Manchester Feb. 17
 
Arfan Iqbal (12-0, 5 KOs) will defend his English Cruiserweight Title against Simon Vallily (12-1, 3 KOs) at the Manchester Arena, February 17.

The thrilling encounter will take place on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series Super Middleweight Semi-Final clash between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr.
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  Marcos Hernandez Returns This Friday In Lancaster, CA  
Middleweight prospect, Marcos "Madman" Hernandez (10-1, 2 KOs), makes his way back to the ring this Friday, December 15th, against Oscar Mora (7-4, 6 KOs). The 6-round bout will take place at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, CA, on the Vargas vs. Herrera card.
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  On This Day: Dec 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Solden, Tirol, Austria:
Corrie Sanders KO'd Alexei Varakin in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2002, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Joe Hutchinson in the 4th round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Tocker Pudwill in the 2nd round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Evander Holyfield - Vacant IBF Heavyweight Title.
1996, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Dennis Andries in the 7th round - Vacant British Cruiserweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Andrew Golota was DQ'd (for the 2nd time) this time in the 9th round, for repeated Low Blows in a rematch with Riddick Bowe.
Ray Mercer won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon - Non Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Jose Luis Torres in the 1st round - Non Title.
Joel Casamayor KO'd Roberto Sierra in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Saunders: "I Entered Canada With My WBO Belt,
And I Will Return To England With It..."
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The situation is very clear in the British Billy Joe Saunders mind: he entered on the Canadian territory with his WBO belt…. and he gonna return in England with this belt. Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Place in Laval, a northern suburb of Montréal, Saunders (25-0-0) will defend his WBO middleweight championship of the world against the former IBF middleweight champion of the world, the Montrealer David Lemieux (38-3-0). It will be a 12 rounds bout.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Lemieux: "Saunders Won’t Last
12 Rounds Of My Power Shots"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - David Lemieux looks on fire at few days of his participation to a WBO middleweight championship of the world. Former IBF 160 pounds world champion, the Montrealer fighter was dreaming since two years to get another shot for a world title. December 16th in the ring of the Bell Place in Laval (Montréal northern suburb), Lemieux (38-3-0) will face the WBO champion, the British Billy Joe Saunders (25-0-0). This fight will be televised by HBO.
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  Saunders vs. Lemieux Media Workouts  
Photos: Vincent Ethier - Eye of the Tiger Management

Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management, in association with Frank Warren and Vidéotron, today hosted a media workout for the upcoming WBO Middleweight World Championship fight between Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) and David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs), set to take place this Saturday, Dec. 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The evening's co-main event will feature Antoine "Action" Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) against Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title while Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) will face off against Yves Ulysse, Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs) in the opener of the HBO World Championship Boxing event that will kick off live at 9:40 pm ET/PT.
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  Lucas Matthysse & Mercito Gesta
Santa Monica Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs), the current WBA Inter-Continental and WBO International Welterweight Champion of Chubut, Argentina held a press conference today at Malbec Argentinean Cuisine in Santa Monica ahead of his fight for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Championship against undefeated Thai superstar Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KOs) in a 12-round battle at the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif. In the second main event, Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs), who was also in attendance, will challenge Venezuela's Jorge "El Nino De Oro" Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) in a 12-round championship bout for Linares' WBA, WBC Diamond, and Ring Magazine lightweight titles. The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Undefeated Prospects Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Sonny Fredrickson Added To Claressa Shields vs.
Tori Nelson ShoBox Tripleheader On Jan. 12
 
Uzbekistan power-puncher Shohjahon Ergashev will face the toughest test of his career in fellow undefeated and top-10 ranked Sonny Fredrickson in the telecast opener of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Jan. 12 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
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  Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo
Added To Sensational Superfly 2 Event
 
Following the outstanding response to SUPERFLY 2 being announced last week, a sensational ten-round super flyweight clash has been added with former WBC Super Flyweight World Champion, CARLOS “Principe” CUADRAS, (36-2-1, 27 KO’s), of Mexico City, MX facing hard-hitting, two-time world title challenger MC WILLIAMS ARROYO, (16-3, 14 KO’s), of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, February 24 from the Forum in Los Angeles, CA, televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Jason Quigley Makes Big Move  
Unbeaten Irish middleweight Jason Quigley 13-0, (10KOs) is teaming up with top trainer Dominic Ingle.

The 26-year-old Quigley, the NABF middleweight champion, is relocating to the Ingle Gym in Sheffield as he gets ready for a ring return in early 2018.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Marc Ramsay: "Saunders Never Faced
A Rival Dangerous Like David Lemieux"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The more the moment of the truth is close, the more the Montrealer trainer Marc Ramsay has the conviction that his fighter David Lemieux will be the WBO middleweight champion of the world next Saturday in the ring of Bell Place in Laval, a Montréal northern suburb. Lemieux (38-3-0) has the mission to dethrone the British Billy Joe Saunders (25-0-0) has WBO 160 pounds world champion.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Barré: "I Think That Lemieux Will Provoke One Or Two Knockdowns Then Win The Fight By Decision"
 
By Daniel: Cloutier
MONTRÉAL —— The man who signed David Lemieux as pro boxer in 2007, Bernard Barré, the scout of the GYM group in Montréal, believes that his former protégé will become back world champion next Saturday in the ring of Place Bell, a new arena located in Laval, the most important northern suburb of Montréal.
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  On This Day: Dec 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Donnell Wiggins in the 8th round - NABA, USBA Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
John Ruiz won a 12 round UD over Hasim Rahman WBA Heavyweight Title (Interim)
Cory Spinks won a 12 round MD over Ricardo Mayorga - WBC, WBA, & IBF Welterweight Titles.
Luis Perez won a 12 round UD over Felix Machado - IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Travis Sims KO'd Alejandro Garcia in the 5th round - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Luis Pineda in the 1st round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over William Joppy - WBC, WBA, & IBF Middleweight Titles.
1997, Pompano Beach, Florida:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Andy Agosto - WBO & IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Vince Phillips TKO'd Freddie Pendleton in the 10th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Mauricio Pastrana TKO'd Manuel Herrera in the 3rd round - Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  Walsh vs. Lowe On Groves vs. Eubank
Undercard In Manchester Feb. 17
 
Ryan Walsh (22-2-1, 11 KOs) will defend his British Featherweight Title against Isaac Lowe (14-0-2, 5 KOs) at the Manchester Arena, February 17.

The all-action contest will take place on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series Super Middleweight Semi-Final clash between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr.
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  Saunders vs. Lemieux Teleconference Transcript  
OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you to the media for joining us today in this International Media Conference Call for Saunders versus Lemieux. We are kicking off fight week with this call and have a week of events leading up to Saturday's events, which will surely be a showdown between two heavy hitters this Saturday, December 16th, at the brand new Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders will battle the heavy-handed David Lemieux for Saunders title, which is a WBO title. This event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management in association with my partner Frank Warren.
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  Cletus Seldin Returns To HBO
In Back To Back Months
 
Boxing's newest star, undefeated junior welterweight CLETUS "The Hebrew Hammer" SELDIN, (21-0, 17 KO's) of Long Island, New York makes an almost unprecedented return to HBO World Championship Boxing in back to back months, returning to battle YVES ULYSSE JR., (14-1, 9 KO's), in a ten round clash this Saturday night, December 16 at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada, just outside of Montreal. The bout will open the telecast at 9:40 p.m. ET.
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  Vito Mielnicki Jr. Wins United States Junior
National Championship In Salt Lake City, Utah
 
This past week in Salt Lake City, Utah, Vito Mielnicki, Jr. captured the United States Junior National championship in the 145-pound division.

Mielnicki of Roseland, New Jersey moved up an unprecedented 10 weight classes where he competed at 106-pounds at the 2017 tournament, and defeated the number-two seed, Adam Calixto of Tampa, Florida in the semifinals. In the finals, Mielnicki defeated top seeded Obed Bartee-El of Huntsville, Alabama.
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  Undefeated Prospect Will Face Toughest Test
Of His Career On Windham Boxing Card
 
Undefeated New Jersey middleweight Chris Thomas (7-0-1, 4 KO's) will look to continue his winning ways as he meets the sternest test of his young career on Saturday, January 27 at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center as he takes on Springfield, Massachusetts' Jose Angel Ortiz in a four-round middleweight fight.
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  Poindexter Knight Jr. Wins Pro Debut In Providence  
On December 1st, welterweight prospect Poindexter Knight, Jr. won his anticipated professional debut when he stopped Samuel Forjoe in the first round of their scheduled four-round bout at The Strand Ballroom and Theater in Providence, Rhode Island.
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  On This Day: Dec 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Homebush Bay, NSW, Australia:
Vic Darchinian KO'd Wandee Singwangcha in the 5th round - IBF Flyweight Title Eliminator.
Tucson, Arizona:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Tony Marshall in the 7th round - Non Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Hicklet Lau in the 9th round - Non Title.
Calvin Brock TKO'd David Vedder in the 8th round - Non Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Antwun Echols - IBF Middleweight Title.
Robbie Peden won a 10 round UD over Benito Rodriguez - Non Title.
1998, Frankfurt, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski TKO'd Drake Thadzi in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Rodney Gordon in the 2nd round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 8th round : IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Ed Griffin in the 2nd round - NABF Welterweight Title.
Ivan Robinson Won a 10 round UD over Arturo Gatti - Non Title.

 

Vasyl Lomachenko W RTD 6 Guillermo Rigondeaux
Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Michael Conlan W UD 6 Luis Fernando Molina
Christopher Diaz TKO 3 Bryant Cruz
Shakur Stevenson TKO 2 Oscar Mendoza
Bryant Jennings TKO 3 Donnie Haynesworth
Jose Gonzalez MD 6 Adan Gonzalez
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  Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Is Second Highest-Rated Boxing Telecast On Cable In 2017  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Last night’s fight between Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1-0, 7 KO) vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1-0, 11 KO) delivered big on ratings, making it the second highest-rated boxing telecast on cable in 2017, according to Nielsen overnight ratings. It was an electric, full house at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City that watched two of the top ten pound-for-pound fighters in the world, both two-time Olympic gold medal winners, battle it out for the WBO Junior Lightweight World Title. Lomachenko wowed with a sixth-round TKO.
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  On This Day: Dec 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Ray Oliviera in the 10th Round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Taguig, Rizal, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Fahsan 3K Battery in the 4th round - IBF Featherweight Eliminator.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Danny Williams in the 8th round - WBC Heavyweight Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto TKO'd Randall Bailey in the 6th round - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
1999, Liverpool, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Mark Winters in the 4th round - WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Hamburg, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Obed Sullivan in the 9th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Napolean Tagoe in the 9th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Tunica, Mississippi:
Byron Mitchell and Bruno Girard fought to a 12 round Draw - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Randall Bailey TKO'd Hector Lopez in the 9th round - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Tokyo, Japan:
Luisito Espinosa won a 12 round UD over Manuel Medina - WBC Featherweight Title.
1993, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over David Vedder - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  HBO Boxing Goes Balls To The Wall
There Is No Quit In These Fighters At All

Roman, Ogawa & Vargas Victorious
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Super featherweight Orlando Salido (44-14-4, 31 KO’s) got up off the deck in round eight and came back to close out the round strong against Miguel Roman (58-12, 45 KO’s). That would be the last time Salido could muster up any strength to sway momentum. In the ensuing round Roman jumped all over Salido and at the 1:43 mark he crumbled to the canvas. The fight was over…as fans were soon to find out, so was Salido’s impressive career.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Pascal Says Boxing Is Really Over For Him
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL -A few hours after his win by TKO against the Egyptian Ahmed Elbiali in Miami, the Montrealer Jean Pascal said the boxing is really over for him. Pascal, who stopped Elbiali (16-1-0) in the sixth round, became the first boxer to inflict a defeat to his opponent.
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  Miguel Roman Defeats Orlando Salido
In Fight Of The Year Candidate
 
Miguel "Mickey" Roman (58-13, 45 KOs) brought new life to his career with a spectacular and dominant ninth-round technical knockout victory against four-time, two division world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (44-14, 31 KOs) in a Fight of the Year Candidate and main event of HBO Boxing After Dark at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Roman, a native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, scored knockdowns in rounds four and eight before the fight was finally stopped at 1:43 of the ninth round after a fight-finishing flurry sent Salido to the canvas for the last time in his career.
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  Granite Chin Results From Hampton, NH  
Colorful light heavyweight prospect Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera remained undefeated (5-0, 4 KOs), veteran Roberto "El Viejo" Valenzuela, last night (Sat.) in the "Rumble at The RIM" main event, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at The RIM Sports Complex in Hampton, New Hampshire.
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  Perrella Outpoints Martin; Ready For Next Challenge  
Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella returned to the ring with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Alex “Chi-Town Heat” Martin Friday, December 8.

The eight round welterweight bout took place at the Hialeah Racetrack in Hialeah, FL and aired on FS1.
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  "No-Mas-Chenko" Makes Rigondeaux Quit After 6  
Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KO's) retained the WBO Super Featherweight Title with a completely one-sided performance over previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KO's). Lomachenko was simply bigger and faster, always first and last to land. Rigondeaux, who moved up two weight classes for the fight mind you, spent most of his time ducking and holding, unable to figure out how to deal with Lomachenko's constant jabs. Rigondeaux was deducted a point for holding in round 6 after numerous warnings. In between rounds, the corner told the referee that the fight was over due to an injured left hand, which appeared to be completely fabricated, especially since they un-taped the right hand first. Rigondeaux looked lost in there and had no answers, only to blame injuring his left hand early in the fight when he never even landed a left hand to begin with.

  On This Day: Dec 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Chad Dawson TKO'd Carl Daniels in the 7th round WBC Youth Middleweight Title.
2000, Memphis, Tennessee:
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Frankie Randall in the 4th round - Non Title.
1999, Montreal, Canada:
Glenn Catley TKO'd Eric Lucas in the 12th round - WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
1994, Monterey, Mexico:
Frankie Randall TKO'd Rodney Moore in the 7th round - WBA Light Welterweight Title
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Oba Carr in the 8th round - IBF Welterweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Yamil Caraballo in the 1st round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Jorge Castro TKO'd John David Jackson in the 9th round - WBA Middleweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Tony Lopez in the 10th round - WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd John Avila in the 9th round - WBO Lightweight Title.

 

James DeGale & Lee Selby World Championships
Live Stream Today At 2:45pm ET/11:45am PT

 


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Pascal Wins By TKO
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The former WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Jean Pascal, could give an extension to his boxing career. Saturday evening in the ring of Hialeah Racing Track Casino in Miami, Pascal (32-5-1) beat the Egyptian Ahmed Elbiali (16-1-0) by TKO in the sixth round. Pascal became the first fighter to beat Elbiali in pro boxing.
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  Weights From NYC - ESPN  
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Vasyl Lomachenko 129 vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux 128.4
(WBO Jr. Lightweight Title)

Michael Conlan 126.2 vs. Luis Fernando Molina 125.4
Christopher Diaz 129.4 vs. Bryant Cruz 132.6
Shakur Stevenson 125.2 vs. Oscar Mendoza 125.2
Bryant Jennings 227.2 vs. Don Haynesworth 271
Jose Gonzalez 124 vs. Adan Gonzales 121.6
Mikaela Mayer 131.4 vs. Nydia Feliciano 131.2

Venue: Madison Square Garden Theater, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Las Vegas - HBO  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Orlando Salido 131.5 vs. Miguel Roman 130.5
 

Tevon Farmer 129.5 vs. Kenichi Ogawa 129.5
(IBF Jr. Lightweight Title)
 

Francisco Vargas 130 vs. Stephen Smith 130

Tevon Farmer 129.5 vs. Kenichi Ogawa 129.5
Dennis Shafikov 130.5 vs. Rene Alvarado 130.5
Aaron McKenna 149.5 vs. Travis Connolly 153
Jamie Munguia 157 vs. Paul Valenzuela 157
Pedro Duran 131 vs. Daniel Evangelista 130
Joselito Vasquez 113 vs. Armando Vasquez 110.5

Venue: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From London - Facebook/YouTube  
Photo: BoxNation

James DeGale 168 vs. Caleb Truax 167
(IBF Super Middleweight Title)


Lee Selby 124.75 vs. Eduardo Ramirez 128.5*
(IBF Featherweight Title)
*Ramirez did not make weight, cannot win IBF title

Anthony Yarde 173.5 vs. Nikola Sjekloca 174.75
Daniel Dubois 239 vs. Dorian Darch 229

Venue: Copper Box Arena, London
Promoter: Frank Warren


  On This Day: Dec 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Michael Moorer TKO'd Vassiliy Jirov in the 9th round - Vacant WBA North American Heavyweight Title.
Robert Guerrero KO'd Cesar Figueroa in the 4th round NABF Featherweight Title.
Newark, New Jersey:
Prince Badi Ajamu won a 12 round UD over Greg Wright - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Title.
2000, London, England:
David Starie TKO'd Alex Mason in the 3rd round - British Super Middleweight Title.
Villeurbanne, France:
Virgil Hill TKO'd Fabrice Tiozzo in the 1st round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
1995, Stuttgart, Germany:
Frankie Liles won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Costa - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Tom Johnson won a 12 round MD over Jose Badillo - IBF Featherweight Title.
Zeljko Mavrovic KO'd Przemyslaw Saleta in the 1st round - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Francois Botha tested positive for Steroids shortly after a 12 round bout with Axel Schulz for the Vacant IBF Heavyweight Title. Botha was stripped of this title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Last Bout For Jean Pascal?
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Jean Pascal could have the last fight of his boxing career to night in Miami. Pascal (31-5-1) will face the undefeated Egyptian boxer Ahmed Elbiali (16-0-0) in a 10 rounds bout presented at the Hialeah Park Racing Casino in Miami. Pascal mentioned that he will certainly retire if he loses that bout.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Zewski Scores KO In Less Than Two Rounds
 
By Daniel: Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The super welterweight Mikael Zewski, who really wants to take back his place in the Top 10 of the international boxing ratings, made another step in that direction. Involved in the semi-final of this boxing show presented by the GYM group Thursday evening at the Montréal Casino, Zewski, a former NABF North American champion, beat the Argentinian Martin Enrique Escobar (17-4-0) by KO in the second round.
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  Gray Tops Jackson In 2017 Finale
To Earn Welterweight Title
 
In desperate need of a win, Khiary Gray reached back with a vintage performance to capture the vacant New England Interim Welterweight Title Thursday in CES Boxing’s season finale at Twin River Casino.

The Worcester, Mass., native Gray (15-3), fighting at welterweight for the first time in his career, turned on the pressure over the final four rounds of his eight-round main event about against Philadelphia’s Greg Jackson (8-5-1) to earn a 76-76, 78-71, 80-72 majority decision win.
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  Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Zanfer Promotions

The final press conference was held today for “Warriors Collide”, the outstanding boxing event set for this Saturday, December 9 at the beautiful Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV and telecast live on HBO Boxing After Dark (10:20 p.m. ET/PT) and HBO Boxing Latino beginning at 1:05 a.m. ET/PT (tape delayed).
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  Weights From Miami - FS1  
Ahmed Elbiali 178 vs. Jean Pascal 178
Luis Ortiz 242.4 vs. Daniel Martz 261.6
Bryant Perrella 146.8vs. Alex Martin 146.4
Stephen Fulton 123 vs. Adam Lopez 123
Willie Jones 144.8 vs. Livan Navarro 146.4
Raynell Williams 134 vs. Joshua Zuniga 135.8
Harold Calderon 147 vs. Ariel Vasquez 145.6
Eduardo Perez Diaz 153.4 vs. Noe Lozano 151
Semajay Thomas 144.8 vs. Charles Mulindwa 142.6
Ivan Dychko 245.4 vs. Carlos Sandoval 253

Venue: Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Warriors Boxing


  Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada WBC Super Flyweight World Championship Feb. 24  
Following the overwhelming success from the first SUPERFLY event this past September, Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions in association with Nakornluong Promotions and Zanfer Promotions is proud to announce the highly anticipated second installment, SUPERFLY 2, set for Saturday, February 24 at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: Dec 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Oberhausen, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ross Puritty in the 11th round - WBA International Heavyweight Title.
2000, London, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Mike Gormley in the 1st round - Vacant WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Leavander Johnson TKO'd Sean Fletcher in the 4th round - Non Title.
1995, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney KO'd Greg Everett in the 2nd round WBU Continental Cruiserweight Title.
Michael Nunn won a 12 round decision over John Scully - WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
1990, Ferrara, Italy:
Massimaliano Duran won by DQ over Anaclet Wamba in the 12th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title. Wamba had been penalized five points before being DQ'd.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson TKO'd Alex Stewart in the 1st round - Non Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Kyung Duk Ahn in the 3rd round - WBC and IBF Light Welterweight Titles.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Phinn & Zewski In Action At The Montréal Casino
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer super middleweight Shakeel Phinn and the super welterweight Mikael Zewski, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, will be back in action tonight in the ring of the Montréal Casino. Involved in the two main fights of this boxing show presented by the GYM Group, Phinn, the Canadian champion of the 168 pounds division, will face the Mexican Ramon Aguinaga (11-0-0) and Zewski will fight the Argentinian Ramon Enrique Escobar (17-3-0).The two main fights are scheduled for eight rounds.
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  Tacoma's Gavronski Ranked
No. 13 In The World By WBA
 
Mike Gavronski took a major step towards realizing his goal of fighting for a world title in 2018 as the Tacoma fighter cracked the World Boxing Association’s Top 15 world rankings for the first time in his career.

Gavronski, the North American Boxing Association super middleweight champion, came in at No. 13 in the most current WBA world rankings.
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  Carlos Morales & Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN Undercard Fighters Media Workout Quotes  
Carlos "The Solution" Morales (16-2-3, 6 KOs) hosted a media workout today ahead of his co-main event feature on the Dec. 14 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The event will be headlined by the 10-round super bantamweight clash between current NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Champion Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) and tough challenger Jose "Sugar" Salgado (35-4-2, 28 KOs).
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  Unbeaten Featherweight Prospect Victor Pasillas Talks Sparring With Lomachenko, Career & More  
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated featherweight prospect, Victor Pasillas (11-0, 4 KOs), shares his thoughts on sparring with WBO Super-Featherweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs), as he prepares for his showdown with WBA Super World Super Bantamweight champion, Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs).
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  Usyk vs. Briedis Semi-Final
Confirmed For Riga Jan. 27
 
The Ali Trophy semi-final bout in the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series between WBO World Champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) and WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) hits the Arena Riga, Latvia on January 27, 2018.

“The stand-out atmosphere in the quarter-finals was the noise the fans made in the sold-out Arena Riga,” said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer.
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  On This Day: Dec 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Essex, England:
Richard Williams TKO'd Paul Samuels in the 10th round - IBO Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Castillo - WBC Lightweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Jameel McCline in the 10th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
2001, Indio, California:
John Michael Johnson KO'd Augie Sanchez in the 1st round - Vacant IBA Featherweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title.
1996, Indio, California:
Wilfredo Vazquez KO'd Bernardo Mendoza in the 5th round WBA Featherweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Myung-Sup Park in the 1st round - WBC Minimumweight Title.

  Jim Gray & Steve Albert Elected
To International Boxing Hall Of Fame
 
SHOWTIME Sports veteran reporter Jim Gray and former, long-time play-by-play announcer Steve Albert were elected to the 2018 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, it was announced by the Hall on Tuesday.

Gray and Albert earned induction into the Observer category, which recognizes outstanding achievements of print and electronic media journalists, sportscasters, publishers, writers, historians, photographers and artists. Gray and Albert will join SHOWTIME Sports boxing analyst Al Bernstein (2012), ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. (2013), analyst and historian Steve Farhood (2017) and announcer Barry Tompkins (2017) in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
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  Ali & Holyfield To Be Inducted This Friday Into
USA Boxing Alumni Hall Of Fame Inaugural Class
 
The fledgling USA Boxing Alumni Association will host a gala reception this Friday night (Dec.) 8, highlighted by the induction of the inaugural class of the USA Boxing Alumni Hall of Fame, at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown in Salk Lake City, Utah.
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  Brunson Stops Woods After 8  
Last Friday night Tyrone Brunson stopped Manny Woods to win the UBF International Junior Middleweight title after eight-rounds of a scheduled ten-round bout in front of a sold out crowd at the 2300 Arena.
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  Gassiev vs. Dorticos Semi-Final Set For Sochi Feb. 3  
The Ali Trophy semi-final bout in the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series between IBF World Champion Murat Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) and WBA World Champion Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) takes place at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia on February 3, 2018.
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  On This Day: Dec 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Lorenzo Parra won a 12 round UD over Eric Morel - WBA Flyweight Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Alex Sanchez - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Carlos Maussa in the 8th round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
2001, Pattaya, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam TKO'd Luis Alberto Lazarte in the 2nd round - WBC Flyweight Title.
1997, Liverpool, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Ismael Armando Chaves - WBC Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Koronadal, South Cotabato, Philippines:
Luisito Espinosa TKO'd Carlos Rios in the 6th round - WBC Featherweight Title.
Manny Pacquiao KO'd Panomdej Or Yuthanakorn in the 1st round - OPBF Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Keith Mullings TKO'd Terry Norris in the 9th round - WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Wilfredo Rivera in the 8th round - WBC Welterweight Title.
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 8th round - IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  The Abuse Of Power:
Salido vs. Roman No Longer WBC Title Fight
 
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

The abuse of power has once again hit our sport in a dramatic way, as Orlando Salido and Micky Roman will be prevented of accomplishing their dream of winning the WBC title due to a decision taken by a man sitting on a desk mandating terms of their bout.

HBO has mandated their fight to be only for 10 rounds.
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  All-New England Cruiserweight Battle
Added To Windham Boxing Card
 
Boston Boxing Promotions has announced another fight added to the first ever professional boxing event to be held at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, NH on Saturday January 27th as Boston's Tracey Johnson (4-5-4, 0 KO's) takes on Lewiston, Maine's Cristiano Pedro (2-1, 1 KO) in a four-round cruiserweight fight.
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  On This Day: Dec 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, St Thomas US Virgin Islands:
Courtney Burton won a 12 round SD over Francisco Lorenzo - Vacant WBO NABO Lightweight Title.
2002, Bangkok, Thailand: (Grounds of Thailands King's Palace)
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai KO'd Lamont Pearson in the 9th round - WBA Super Featherweight Title. (Kings Birthday- Over 60,000 in attendance)
2000, Bangkok, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom TKO'd Oscar Arciniega in the 5th round - WBC Bantamweight Title.
1998, Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round UD over Juan Cordoba - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Kiev, Ukraine:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Francesco Spinelli in the 1st round - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Ross Puritty TKO'd Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round - WBC International Heavyweight Title.

  Ali Spoils Cotto's Farewell  
By William Trillo
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

Super welterweight Miguel Cotto (41-6, 32 KO’s) wanted to go out on his own terms but Sadam Ali (26-1, 14 KO’s) ruined the going out party with a performance that earned him a unanimous decision nod. The fight was another in the long line barnburners that have become a trademark in the retired Cotto’s long and distinguished career.
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Sadam Ali W UD 12 Miguel Cotto Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Rey Vargas W UD 12 Oscar Negrete
Angel Acosta TKO 10 Juan Alejo
Zachary Ochoa W UD 6 Erick Martinez
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  On This Day: Dec 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004 ,Berlin, Germany:
Luan Krasniqi and Timo Hoffman fought to a 12 round Draw - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor won a 12 round UD over William Joppy - WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Paul Malinaggi Won a 7 round TD over Sandro Casamonica - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round SD over Joel Casamayor - WBC Lightweight Title.
Jeff Lacy won a 12 round UD over Omar Sheika - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Sam Peter KO'd Jeremy Williams in the 2nd round - Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.
1999, Hannover, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Lajos Eros in the 2nd round - WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Lincoln City, Oregon:
Fernando Vargas won a 12 round MD (Not Really) over Winky Wright - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Diego Corrales won a 12 round UD over John Brown - IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  Sadam Ali Pulls Off Unanimous Decision
Upset Of Miguel Cotto In Farewell Fight
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

On a night that Madison Square Garden and the boxing world bid farewell to a boxing legend in Miguel Cotto (41-6, 33 KOs), Sadam "World Kid" Ali (26-1, 14 KOs) stole the show, winning a unanimous decision victory and the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship in front of 12,391 fans and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. The final scores were 115-113 twice and 116-112.
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  Toka Kahn-Clary Stops John Moralde In 7
To Capture WBC USNBC Featherweight Title
 
Professional boxing returned to The Strand Ballroom and Theatre in Providence last night, December 1 for the first time in 20 years and popular Providence featherweight Toka "T-Nice" Kahn Clary didn't disappoint the large, raucous crowd.

Kahn-Clary (24-1, 16 KOs) turned in a dominant performance, winning by way of a seventh-round technical knockout, over previously undefeated Filipino slugger John Vincent Moralde (19-1, 10 KOs), the WBC Asian featherweight titlist, to capture the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) USNBC featherweight championship.
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  On This Day: Dec 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Borneo, Indonesia:
Chris John and Jose Rojas fought 4 rounds to a TD - WBA Featherweight Title. (Head butt)
Panama City, Panama:
Vicente Mosquera won over Esteban de Jesus Morales, 9th round DQ - WBA Fedelatin Super Featherweight Title.
Laredo, Texas:
Martin Castillo won a 12 round UD over Alexander Munoz - WBA Super  Flyweight Title.
2000, Miami, Florida:
Steve Forbes TKO'd John Brown in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Adan Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - NABF Bantamweight Title.
Nate Campbell TKO'd Ivan Dawson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1994, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas:
Riddick Bowe won a 12 round UD over Larry Donald - WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Eddie Cook in the 8th round - WBA Penta-Continental Super Bantamweight Title.

  Ali Wins Unanimous Decision By 1 Round Over Cotto  
Miguel Cotto's retirement fight may not have gone in his favor, but it went the way Cotto fans can all be proud of, with a winning effort in another action fight. Sadam Ali (26-1, 14 KO's) won the WBO Light Middleweight Title over Miguel Cotto (41-6, 33 KO's) with a unanimous decision that two judges had him winning by a single round. The fight was that close, as both fighters won rounds with big punches. Ali managed to stagger Cotto multiple times; twice in the 2nd with right hands; in the 4th with a left; in the 8th with an uppercut; and again in the 10th with another left. Each time Cotto regained his senses, but it also appeared that Ali let him off the hook, whose corner was furious with him each round for not noticing how injured his opponent was. Final scores were 116-112 and 115-113 twice for Ali. After the fight Cotto reaffirmed his plans to retire, stating this was indeed his final fight.

On the undercard, Rey Vargas (31-0, 22 KO's) retained the WBC Super Bantamweight Title with a 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Oscar Negrete (17-1, 7 KO's). The fight was so one sided that it was hard to find a single round for Negrete to win. Vargas peppered Negrete with jabs, right hands and hooks to the body. Surprisingly Negrete never went down and fought to the final bell. Final scores were 120-108 and 119-109 twice.

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  Weights From NYC - HBO  
Photos: Tom Hogan- Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Miguel Cotto 151.6 vs. Sadam Ali 153
(WBO Jr. Middleweight Title)


Rey Vargas 121.4 vs. Oscar Negrete 121.2
(WBC Super Featherweight Title)

Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Amanda Serrano Nominated As
Univision's Female Athlete Of The Year
 
WBO junior featherweight world champion AMANDA SERRANO (34-1-1, 26 KOs), of Brooklyn, New York, has been nominated by UNIVISION for its prestigious "Female Athlete of the Year" award, it was announced this week.

The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 17, 2017, from Miami, Florida, and will be telecast live on Univision at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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  Luis Ortiz WBC Final Ruling  
I. BACKGROUND
Luis Ortiz enrolled in the WBC Clean Boxing Program’s (“CBP”) out-of-competition anti-doping testing by virtue of being rated in the top 15 in the Heavyweight division of the WBC world ratings.

On September 28, 2017, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) reported to the WBC that Mr. Ortiz’ “A” sample taken on September 22, 2017, yielded adverse analytical findings for Chlorithiazide and Hydroclorothiazide (the "Finding").
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  On This Day: Dec 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Fernando Vargas in the 12th round - WBA & IBF Light Middleweight Title.
William Joppy TKO'd Jonathan Reid in the 4th round - WBA Middleweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Ratanapol Sor Vorapin in the 3rd round - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1999, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Jesse James Leija won by a TD in 5 rounds over Wayne Boudreaux - Non Title.
1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Charles Brewer won a 12 round UD over Joey DeGrandis - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Omar Sheika won an 8 round MD over Demetrius Davis - Non Title.
1995, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Wayne McCullough TKO'd Johnny Bredahl in the 8th round - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Sa Kaew, Thailand:
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round SD over Chana Porpaoin - WBA Minimumweight Title.
1992, Tortoli, Italy:
Kennedy McKinney KO'd Welcome Ncita in the 11th round - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Lamont Roach Jr. Shines With Unanimous
Decision Victory Against Rey Perez
 
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Super Featherweight Prospect Lamont Roach, Jr. (16-0, 6 KOs) demonstrated yet again why he's one of the best and brightest prospects of the Golden Boy Promotions stable as he defeated tough contender Rey "Flash" Perez (21-9, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision in the 10-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Despite getting caught with a hard shot to the body in the second round, Roach, Jr. prevailed in exciting and dominant fashion, landing right hands and lead left uppercuts to hurt Perez in the later rounds. Roach, Jr. won with three scores of 99-91.
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  Canelo Alvarez Sends Best Wishes To Future
Hall Of Famer Miguel Cotto In His Final Fight
 
Canelo Alvarez, the worldwide boxing phenomenon who is currently enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Europe, sent a warm message to Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs), the only four-division world champion in Puerto Rico's rich boxing history and the current WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion, as he prepares for the final fight of his illustrious career against Sadam "World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) at Madison Square Garden. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Cotto vs. Ali Final Press Conference  
Photos: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Four division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Sadam "World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) today hosted the final press conference for their WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship fight, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 2 at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
A New Acquisition For The Gym Group
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, confirmed the signature of Steve Bossé, a former fighter of UFC. Bossé has compiled a record of 12-2-0 in UFC.

“I am a destroyer puncher, and I am sure I will have success in pro boxing,” said Bossé. “My manager, Hugo Girard, has contacted Yvon Michel few days ago, to confirm my decision to left the ultimate fighting to start a new career in pro boxing. I am 36 years old, then, I wish to face soon the biggest names of the light heavyweight on the international boxing scene. Hugo Girard is waiting the Yvon Michel’s calls, to know when I will have my first fight in pro boxing, but I am ready to do it as soon as possible.”
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  Lomachenko & Rigondeaux
Talk Up Historic Showdown
 
We are ten days away from arguably the most historic fight we have seen in many a year. Two 2-time Olympic Gold Medalists facing off for the first time professionally, at the highest level, in a world championship fight. It will be Saturday, December 9 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, which has been sold out for nearly two months. It and it will be televised live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. There will be a four-bout telecast that will end up with the grand finale of a great night of boxing, Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux. The entire card will stream live on the ESPN App., beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT
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  Ahmed Elbiali Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten light heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali will look to stamp his contender status when he faces former champion Jean Pascal in the 10-round main event of a special Friday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes, December 8 from Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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  Jamie Mungia vs. Paul Valenzuela Jr. Added To
HBO Latino Boxing Doubleheader Event Dec. 9
 
Rounding out an outstanding double-header on HBO Latino Boxing on Saturday, December 9 from the beautiful Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, an action packed eight rounder has been announced between highly touted and undefeated junior middleweight prospect JAIME MUNGIA, (25-0-0, 21 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico and fellow Mexican PAUL ‘CHICO’ VALENZUELA JR., (20-6-0, 14 KO’s) of Baja, Mexico. Mungia vs. Valenzuela will open the HBO Latino telecast.
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  Weights From Rhode Island - CBSSN  
Toka Kahn-Clary 125 vs. John Vincent Moralde 125
Fabio Turchi 200 vs. Demetrius Banks 201
Irvin Gonzalez 126 vs. Marlon Olea 126
Nick DeLomba 140 vs. Louis Cruz 140
Timmy Ramos 126 vs. Phil Davis (1-1), Worcester, MA 128
Poindexter Knight 147 vs. Samuel Forjoe 148
Jeremy Nichols 148 vs. Daniel Sostre 146

Venue: Strand Ballroom and Theatre in Providence, RI
Promoter: Real Deal Boxing


  Perrella To Face Martin Dec. 8 On FS1  
Welterweight Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella returns to the ring against Alex “Chi Town Heat” Martin Friday, December 8 at Hialeah Park in Miami, FL.

The Perrella-Martin showdown is scheduled for 10 rounds and airs on FS1 at 9 PM ET as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ "PBC on FS1" series. The bout proceeds a light heavyweight matchup between former world champion Jean Pascal and unbeaten Ahmed Elbiali.
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  On This Day: Dec 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Dortmund, Germany:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Rudiger May in the 4th round - European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Sven Ottke KO'd Anthony Mundine in the 10th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Antwun Echols in the 10th round - IBF Middleweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Jesus Salud in the 6th round - WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas:
Jose Luis Lopez TKO'd David Lewter in the 9th round - Non Title.
Angel Manfredy TKO'd Carlos Alberto Ramirez in the 5th round: Non Title.
Juan Diaz won a 6 round UD over Michael Lucero - Non Title.
1995, Indio, California:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Gabe Ruelas in the 5th round -WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Willy Salazar in the 9th round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Stevie Johnston TKO'd Jesus Rodriguez in the 10th round - NABF Lightweight Title.

  Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson
Brooklyn Press Conference
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Unbeaten welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. and former champion Lamont Peterson went face-to-face for the first time Wednesday at a press conference in Brooklyn to discuss their world title showdown headlining action on Saturday, January 20 live on SHOWTIME. The event is presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Weights From Oxon Hill - ESPN  
Lamont Roach Jr. 130.6 vs. Rey Perez 131.2
Jose Lopez 129.4 vs. Avery Sparrow 128.6
Luther Smith 199.4 vs. Lamont Capers 196.2
Manuel Avila 126.7 vs. Diuhl Olguin 125.8
George Rincon 139.4 vs. Jihad Wise 140

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
Venue: MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD


  Robinson & Brooker To Renew Rivalry This Friday Night At The 2300 Arena In Philadelphia  
They fought as amateurs, and are both considered among the best super middleweights in the city.

This Friday night, Brandon Robinson and Christopher Brooker meet as professionals in what could shape up to be an explosive co-feature bout of a 12 fight card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
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  Dmitry Bivol Media Roundtable Recap  
On Saturday at Madison Square Garden, World of Boxing hosted a media roundtable with WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs). Bivol, the 26-year old from St. Petersburg, Russia by way of Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Korea, charmed the media who came out to see him, many of whom met the young champ for the first time.
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  Havnaa vs. Goles Headlines Hometown Arena
On February 3 In Arendal, Norway
 
Kai Robin Havnaa (11-0, 9 KOs) will headline his hometown arena on February 3 when the Nordic Fight Night hits the SØR Amfi in Arendal, Norway.

The rising Norwegian star, who is so far undefeated in his eleven professional contests, will face his toughest career test in a hotly anticipated homecoming fight against the big punching Croatian Marino Goles (22-8, 20 KOs).
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  Top Cruiserweight Prospect Fabio Turchi
Makes United States Debut This Friday Night
 
This Friday night, December 1, top cruiserweight prospect FABIO "Stone Crusher" TURCHI, (12-0, 9 KO's), of Florence, Italy makes his highly anticipated U.S. debut against Detroit, MI veteran DEMETRIUS BANKS, (9-3, 4 KO's) from The Strand Ballroom and Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island and telecast live on CBS Sports Network (9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT).
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  On This Day: Nov 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Tua KO'd Russell Chasteen in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Montreal, Canada:
Eric Lucas TKO'd Dingaan Thobela in the 8th Round - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Paris, France:
Laurent Boudouani TKO'd Terry Norris in the 9th round - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Neustadt, Niederosterreich, Austria:
Johnny Bredahl KO'd Harald Geier in the 5th round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Frantisek Sumina in the 1st round - Non Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Exum Speight in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Adonis Cruz - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 4 round UD over Reggie Sanders - Non Title.
1993, Marseille, France:
Tom Johnson TKO'd Stephane Haccoun in the 9th round - IBF Featherweight Title.
Pensacola, Florida:
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round UD over Julian Flores - IBO Featherweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 10 round UD over Fermin Chirino - Non Title.
Wayne McCullough KO'd Jerome Coffee in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Camille Estephan: "It Will Be The Most
Historic Boxing Show On Canadian Territory"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, the Montrealer businessman Camille Estephan, confirmed the names of the fighters involved in the preliminaries bouts of the boxing show he will present in partnership with the promoter of Golden Boy Promotions in Los Angeles, the former world champion Oscar De La Hoya, December 16th at Place Laval (Montréal northern suburb).
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  Sadam Ali Brooklyn Media Workout Quotes  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

Current WBA International Welterweight Champion Sadam "World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) today hosted a media workout at his gym in Brooklyn ahead of his fight against Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) for the WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship set for this Saturday, Dec. 2 at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Groves & Eubank Jr. Face To Face
At Heated Press Conference In London
 
Photo: World Boxing Super Series

Heated words were exchanged at the kickoff press conference before the Ali Trophy semi-final bout between WBA Super World Champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and IBO-Champ Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1,20 KOs) at the Manchester Arena on February 17, 2018.
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  Michael Conlan, Shakur Stevenson, Christopher
Diaz, Mikaela Mayer & Casey Ramos Highlight Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Dec. 9 Undercard
 
MICHAEL "Mick" CONLAN, SHAKUR STEVENSON, and MIKAELA MAYER will complete their first season as professionals on the undercard of the historic collision between world champions VASILY "Hi-Tech" LOMACHENKO and GUILLERMO "El Chacal" RIGONDEAUX, Saturday, December 9, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) a native of Ukraine, will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight world champion Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs), of Cuba, marking the first time that two-time Olympic gold medalists have fought each other professionally at the highest level. The four-bout telecast, headlined by Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux, will be televised live and exclusively at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App.
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  Toka Kahn-Clary Providence Media Workout Quotes  
Evander Holyfield's The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity under his Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, hosted a media workout this afternoon at Manfredo's Boxing Gym in Cranston, RI for fighters on this Friday night's 'Real Deal Championship Boxing V' card, telecast on CBS Sports Network (9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT) from The Strand Ballroom and Theatre in Providence, RI.
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  Cletus Seldin vs. Yves Ulysse Jr. Battle
In Dec. 16 Tripleheader Opener
 
A big jump in the super lightweight rankings will be on the line Saturday Dec. 16 when Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) returns just more than a month after a dominating KO to take on highly regarded Yves Ulysses, Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs). The 10-round opening event of HBO World Championship Boxing begins live at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: Nov 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Manuel Medina in the 11th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Lawrence Murphy KO'd Wayne Elcock in the 1st Round - WBU Middleweight Title.
2002, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler won a 12 round UD over Dingaan Thobela - IBA Super Middleweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Irene Pacheco won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Felix Montiel - IBF Flyweight Title.
1999, London, England:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Billy Schwer - WBC Lightweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round MD over Ladislao Vazquez - WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
1997, Karlsruhe, Daxlanden, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Herman Delgado in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Montell Griffin won a 10 round UD over Vinson Durham - Non Title.
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Cesar Valdez in the 5th Round - Non Title.

 

Sergey Kovalev TKO 2 Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Sergey Kovalev TKO 2 Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
Sullivan Barrera W UD 10 Felix Valera
Yuriorkis Gamboa W MD 10 Jason Sosa
Bakhram Murtazaliev TKO 5 Carlos Galvan
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  Matthysse vs. Kiram & Linares vs. Gesta
Headline Jan. 27 At The Forum In LA
 
Two of the world's most exciting fighters, Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) and Jorge "El Nino De Oro" Linares (43-3, 27 KOs), will kick off the 2018 boxing year with a bang as they compete in separate world championship bouts on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, California. This special double main event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:20 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Jose Lopez vs. Avery Sparrow New Co-Main Event
Of Nov. 30 Edition Of Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN
 
Super featherweight contender José "Wonder Boy" López (18-1-1, 13 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico will now take on Avery Sparrow (8-1, 3 KOs) in the new co-main event of the Nov. 30 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. The event will also feature the headlining debut of Lamont Roach, Jr. (15-0, 6 KOs) as he defends his WBC Youth Super Featherweight Title against Rey "Flash" Pérez (21-8, 6 KOs) in the 10-round main event. ESPN3 (English) and ESPN Deportes (Spanish) will air the fights live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Undercard will stream on ESPN3 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. ESPN2 will air the fight at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.
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  Holyfield & Arum Headline 2018
Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame Class
 
The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) has announced its 25 member 2018 Induction Class, which also includes President Donald J. Trump. This epic event will take place at The Claridge, a Radisson Hotel located at Park Place & Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 1 - 3, 2018.
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  Olympic Medalist Nico Hernandez Injured,
"KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory" Postponed
 
Due to an injury suffered by 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez last week at training camp, this Saturday night's "KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory" card, presented by KO Night Boxing LLC, has been postponed until February 10, at the same venue, Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
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  Sugar Promotions Postpones New Blood
Card In Aguascalientes, Mexico
 
Sugar Promotions will postpone their 8-fight card titled "New Blood", which was scheduled for this Saturday, December 2, due to main event fighter Issac "Canelito" Avelar (13-0, 8 KOs) suffering a minor hand injury. The show was scheduled to take place in Aguascalientes, Mexico but will now be tentatively rescheduled for February 2, 2018 at the same venue.
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  Windham Gets Its First Pro
Boxing Event On Jan. 27, 2018
 
For the first time ever, professional boxing will come to Windham, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 27, 2018 as Boston Boxing Promotions presents an evening of world class professional boxing at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center.
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  On This Day: Nov 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Derby, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Alan Page in the 7th round - Vacant English Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Indio, California:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Diosbelys Hurtado in the 5th round - WBC Light Welterweight (Interim) Title.
Luisito Espinosa TKO'd Kennedy McKinney in the 2nd round - WBC Featherweight Title.
1995, Augusta, Georgia:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round decision over Marlon Thomas - IBC Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Ramon Magana in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Bridgeton, Missouri:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Clarence Barnes in the 8th round - Non Title.
1993, Phichit, Thailand:
Chana Porpaoin KO'd Rafael Torres in the 4th round - WBA Minimumweight Title.
1992, Manchester, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round decision over Juan Carlos Gimenez Ferreyra - WBO Super Middleweight Title.

  Bejenaru Wins In WBC International Title Defense Over Mchunu At "Slugfest At The Sun"  
On Saturday night, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented another rendition of the "Slugfest at The Sun" series at the Mohegan Sun arena in Uncasville, CT. The card was headlined by Cruiserweights Constantin Bejenaru and Thabiso Mchunu who fought for Bejenaru's WBC International Cruiserweight title in a 10 round bout.
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  Citlalli Ortiz Wins Welterweight
Youth World Championship Title
 
Coachella, California-native Citlalli Ortiz closed out her impressive 2017 Women's Youth World Championships campaign with a split decision victory over Russia's Nataliya Sychugova to take her first major international title in Guwahati, India.

"Today feels like one of the best days of my life," stated Ortiz following her win. "After the fight, I doubted myself, but I am extremely happy I pulled out the win and it feels amazing being a world champion."
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  Fox Wins UBF All Americas Welterweight Title  
Mykal Fox remained perfect by winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Manuel Reyes in the main event of a King's Promotions promoted card this this past Tuesday night at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

The show was dedicated to former King's Promotions Director of Operations Desmond Hammond, who passed away last week.
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  On This Day: Nov 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Genoa, Italy:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Vincenzo Rossitto - Vacant European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Paranaque, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa KO'd Bangsaen Sithpraprom in the 7th round - Vacant WBF Super Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round MD over Erik Morales - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Nedal Hussein - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Carlos Fajardo - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Mauricio Pastrana in the 8th round IBF Bantamweight Title.
Dusseldorf, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Glen Johnson - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1993, Mexico City, Mexico:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez TKO'd Wilfrido Rocha in the 11th round -WBC Lightweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Alejandro Sanabria in the 1st round.

  Krusher Is Back! Kovalev Tops Shabranskyy In Two  
Photos: David Spagnolo - Main Events

Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev regained his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title in classic Krusher fashion with a second round stoppage of Vyacheslav Shabranskyy at the Theater at Madison Square Garden and live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Kovalev came out of the gates swinging, knocking down Shabranskyy twice in the first round. The second round continued with more hard shots from The Krusher and a third knockdown. Finally, at 2:36 of the second round, the referee called a halt to the action and Kovalev was named the new WBO champ.
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  Statement From Golden Boy Promotions On
Passing Of Bantamweight Prospect Cesar Diaz
 
Everyone at Golden Boy Promotions is heartbroken over the passing of Cesar Diaz over Thanksgiving weekend. As talented and aggressive as he was in the ring, anyone who met Cesar knew how kind and nice he was outside of it. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cesar's girlfriend who remains in critical condition and his entire family.

  Kovalev Obliterates Shabranskyy In 2; Barrera Tops Valera In Wild Fight; Gamboa Gets Early X-Mas Gift  
Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KO's) is back! Kovalev regained the vacated WBO Light Heavyweight Title with a "Krushing" comeback performance, stopping Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-2, 16 KO's) in just 2 rounds. In the opening round, Kovalev would drop Shabranskyy with a right on the side of the head. Kovalev proceeded to land rights and lefts on a defenseless Shabranskyy, scoring a second knockdown at the end of the round. Kovalev would land two more rights to the head scoring the 3rd knockdown in round 2. Shabranskyy looked ready to go as Kovalev went right at him with everything, landing an assortment of punches, staggering Shabranskyy all around the ring before the referee had seen enough. Final time was 2:36.

In the co-main event, Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KO's) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Felix Valera (15-2, 13 KO's). The fight started right off the bat when Valera landed a perfect left hook to drop Barrera in the opening round. Barrera was up and more clear-headed than he started, finishing the round by scoring a knockdown with a left of his own. In round 3, Valera would be deducted a point for a low blow after continuous warnings. The same would happen in rounds 6 and 8, putting Valera behind wide on the cards. In round 9 Barrera would be deducted a point for a low blow of his own, despite no warnings at all. Final scores were 98-88, 97-90 and 97-89 for Barrera.

On the undercard, Yuriorkis Gamboa (28-2, 17 KO's) would win a highly controversial majority 10-round decision over Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KO's). Gamboa looked good early, but would tire midway and started to hold more than punch. Sosa was the aggressor, landing most of his shots, not getting hit by much of what Gamboa would offer in return. Gamboa would suffer a knockdown in the 7th after a left on the chin wobbled him and his glove touched the canvas. Gamboa was also deducted a point in the final round for holding after numerous warnings. Final scores were absurd at 94-94, 95-93 and 96-92 for Gamboa. Gamboa did not appear to win as many as 5 rounds. With the two point deductions for the knockdown and holding, Sosa would still win if the fight was scored 5 rounds to 5.


  On This Day: Nov 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Antonio Aguire won a 10 round SD over Kermin Guardia - Non Title.
2003, Panama City, Panama:
Vicente Mosquera TKO'd Octavio Narvaez in the 7th round - WBA Fedecentro Super Featherweight Title.
2001, Manchester, England:
Ezra Sellers KO'd Carl Thompson in the 4th round - IBO Cruiserweight Title.
Michael Brodie KO'd Sean Fletcher in the 2nd round. - Non Title.
2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Reid won a 10 round UD over Kirino Garcia - Non Title.
1999, New Orleans, Louisiana:
Antonio Diaz KO'd Terrell Finger in the 7th round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Bones Adams won a 10 round UD over Aristead Clayton - Non Title.
Cory Spinks won a 8 round UD over Sammy Sparkman - Non Title.
Cliff Etienne TKO'd Dan Conway in the 1st round - Non Title.
1998, Patham Thani, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong won a 12 round UD over Ladislao Vazquez - WBC Light Flyweight Title..

 

Mykal Fox W UD 10 Manuel Reyes Photo Gallery
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Victor Vazquez W UD 8 Ricardo Garcia
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas & M'Billi Will Fight In Paris, France
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Two of the best prospects of the Canadian pro boxing, the Montrealers Oscar Rivas and Chirstian M’Billi, will fight their next bouts in Paris, France. The news has been confirmed by the promoter of the GYM Group, Yvon Michel, Friday afternoon at the GYM office, in the Old Montréal section. This boxing show will be presented December 14th at the Paris Palais des Sports.
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  Weights From New York - HBO  
Photo: Ed Mulholland - HBO

Sergey Kovalev 174 vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 174.8
(WBO Light Heavyweight Title)


Jason Sosa 131.2 vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa 130.6
 

Sullivan Barrera 174.8 vs. Felix Valera 174.2

Bakhram Murtazaliev 153.8 vs. Carlos Galvan 151.8
Frank Galarza 153 vs. Jaime Herrera 153.2
LeShawn Rodriquez 156.6 vs. Alex Sandro Duarte 154.4
Meiirim Nursultanov 161.6 vs. Eric Moon 162.2
Enriko Gogokhia 148.8 vs. Jose Abreu 148.2
Ismael Villarreal 154.2 vs. Race Sawyer 155.6

Venue: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Main Events


  Two Title Fights Set For "KO Night Boxing:
Gold & Glory" On Dec. 2
 
Undefeated, rising star Tramaine "The Mighty Midget" Williams is returning to the "Sunflower State" with his own "Gold & Glory" plan as he battles for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International junior featherweight title co-main event on the "KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory" card, at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
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  On This Day: Nov 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Hannover, Germany:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over Antonio Pitalua to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko won a 12 round UD over Timo Hoffman to win the Vacant EBU Heavyweight Title.
1997, El Paso, Texas:
Shane Mosley KO’d Manuel Gomez in the 11th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1995, Braunschweig, Germany:
Ralf Rocchigiani TKO’d Dan Ward in the 8th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Dublin, Ireland:
Steve Collins won a 12 round UD over Cornelius Carr to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Championship.
East London South Africa:
Mbulelo Botile TKO’d Reynaldo Hurtado in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1980, New Orleans:
Carlos de Leon Won a 15 round UD over Marvin Camel to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Sugar Ray Leonard scored and 8th round TKO over Roberto Duran to win the WBC Welterweight Championship. This was the famous “No Mas” fight, one of Boxing’s Milestones.

  Cotto & Ali Go Head To Head At The Garden  
By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez
New York, N.Y. - Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) hosted a media workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles ahead of the final fight of the future Hall of Famer's career, which will be against the hard hitting Brooklyn, New York puncher Sadam "World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) for most boxing critics many will say that Ali is way over his head, I clearly believe this is not the case for Ali. I think this is the fight Ali needs to put him over the hump in terms of earning more respect from fans all over the world and certainly getting a big payday fights. Ali from the bell we predict will start off early on the veteran Cotto, no question Ali is younger but is he faster, quicker then Cotto.
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  Negrete Ready For Vargas  
By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
New York, NY - NABF Bantamweight Champion Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs), who will challenge Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs) for the WBC World Super Bantamweight belt in the HBO-televised co-main event of Cotto vs. Ali.

We caught up with the very dangerous Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete during training camp:
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  Groves vs. Eubank Jr. Semi-Final
Set For Feb. 17 At Manchester Arena
 
The Ali Trophy semi-final bout in the super middleweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series between WBA Super World Champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and Chris Eubank Jr. will take place at the Manchester Arena, United Kingdom on February 17, 2018.
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  On This Day: Nov 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1996, Thailand:
Jose Bonilla won a 12 round UD over Saen Sor Ploenchit to Retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1990, Benalmadena, Spain:
Julian Jackson KO’d Herol Graham in the 4th round to win the Vacant WBC Middleweight Title.
1965, Mexico City:
Ruben Olivares TKO’d Pablo Martinez in the 2nd round of a non-title bout.
1947, Philadelphia:
Harold Johnson KO’d Herbie Katz in the 1st round of a Non-Title bout.
1938, Paris, France:
Marcel Cerdan won a 12 round decision over Omar Koudri to retain the French Welterweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Our Annual Turkey Of The Year Award
 
By William Trillo
Once again we find ourselves at the beginning of yet another Holiday season and like clockwork Pound4Pound will start the award season with it's ever popular Turkey Of The Year Award, also known as The Golden Bird.

This year the prize goes to tandem recipients. These two fighters went out of their way to earn the coveted honor. Quoting Kosmo Kramer, "Mother Nature is a mad scientist!"
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  Special Thanksgiving For Tevin Farmer Ahead Of December 9 World Title Challenge In Las Vegas  
World title challenger TEVIN "American Idol" FARMER (25-4-1, 5 KOs) is spending this year celebrating a very special Thanksgiving. On December 9, the 27-year-old will challenge for his first world title against KENICHI OGAWA (22-1-0, 17 KOs), of Tokyo, Japan, with the vacant IBF junior lightweight championship on the line, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and live on HBO "Boxing After Dark" beginning at 10:20 p.m. ET.
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  GGG Makes Triumphant Return
To The Motherland -- Mexico
 
Boxing's No. 1 superhero and undefeated WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight world champion GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN is back home in the Los Angeles area after his well-received visit to the Mexico, the motherland of his boxing style,. Joined by his trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler, Golovkin traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with his fans and thank them for the support they have given him throughout his career and especially in the lead up and aftermath of his September 16 title defense against Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), boxing's longest-reigning active world champion, has successfully defended the middleweight title 19 times -- one short of the record -- since 2010.
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  Thomas LaManna Decisions Samuel Amoako  
Las Saturday night, Thomas LaManna took home a ten round unanimous decision over rugged Samuel Amoako in the headline bout of an eight bout card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card, which was promoted by Rising Promotions was the 10th consecutive sellout at The Claridge for the promotion, who continued to solidify themselves the premier boxing promoters Atlantic City.
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  Slugfest At The Sun Pre-Fight Preview:
Constantin Bejenaru vs. Thabiso Mchunu
 
This Saturday, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing brings two WBC championship fights to Mohegan Sun. The main event features current undefeated, WBC International and Continental Americas Cruiserweight Champion, CONSTANTIN BEJENARU (12-0 3KOs) against former world title challenger and #1 mandatory challenger, THABISO "The Rock" MCHUNU (18-3 11KOs) of South Africa.
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  On This Day: Nov 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Derby, England:
Junior Witter TKO'd Giuseppe Lauri in the 2nd round - WBO Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Johnny Nelson and Guillermo Jones 12 round Draw - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Dortmund, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Larry Donald in the 10th round - WBA International Heavyweight Title and WBA Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti won a 10 round UD over Micky Ward - Part of Classic Trilogy.
2001, Roseland Ballroom, New York City:
Richard Grant won a 10 round UD over James Butler - Non Title. Infamous
Butler sucker punched Grant after the fight, Butler was subsequently Imprisoned for this action.
2000, Nagoya, Japan:
Yober Ortega TKO'd Kozo Ishii in the 11th round - WBA Super Bantamweight
Interim Title.
1997, Songnam, Korea:
Gerry Penalosa KO'd Young-Joo Cho in the 10th round - WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1996, Munich, Germany:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round SD over Henry Maske - WBA & IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
O’Sullivan-Douglas Added As
Co-Main To Lemieux-Saunders
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, the Montrealer businessman Camille Estephan, confirmed a middleweight WBO InterContinental championship between the Irish Gary O’Sullivan and the American Antoine Douglas December 16th in Place Bell in Laval (Montréal northern suburb).
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  Weights From Bethlehem, PA  
Myke Fox 143 vs. Manuel Reyes 147.9
Victor Vazquez 137.3 vs. Rcardo Garcia 136.7
Joseph Adorno 133.9 vs. Corben Page 132.8
Juan Sanchez 126 vs. James Early 129.2
Harold Lopez 113.6 vs. Jerrod Miner 116.7
Michael Coffie 273.8 vs. Ralph Alexander 229
Hector Bayanilla 121.8 vs. Jose Elizondo 119.9
Martino Jules 126.3 vs. Weusi Johnson 127.9
*The Frank De Alba vs. Ivan Najera main event bout was canceled due to Najera being 15 pounds overweight

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center


  Welterweight World Champion Errol Spence Jr. To Defend Against Former Champion Lamont Peterson Jan. 20 From Barclays Center In Brooklyn  
Undefeated IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. will make the first defense of his title when he takes on former two-division world champion Lamont Peterson on Saturday, January 20 live on SHOWTIME. The event is presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Antoine Douglas vs. Gary O'Sullivan In Dec. 16 Co-Main Event To Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux  
A pair of middleweights looking to fight their way into title contention will face off on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Montreal as once-defeated Virginian Antoine "Action" Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) and Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) of Cork, Ireland go toe-to-toe for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title in the 10-round co-main event of HBO World Championship Boxing beginning live at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: Nov 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Javier Jauregui TKO'd Leavander Johnson in the 11th round - Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.
Oscar Larios TKO'd Napapol Kiatisakchokchai in the 10th round - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Houston, Texas:
Francisco Bojado won a 12 round UD over Juan Carlos Rubio - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Title.
Rocky Juarez won a 12 round UD over Hector Velazquez - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Featherweight Title.
Juan Diaz TKO'd Joel Perez in the 6th round - WBC Youth Lightweight Title.
2002, Caguas, Puerto Rico:
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Lee Sandoval - Vacant WBO NABO Minimumweight Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto KO'd Ubaldo Hernandez in the 7th round - Non Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Shannon Briggs won a 12 round MD over George Foreman/
David Tua TKO'd Jeff Lally in the 2nd round/
David Reid TKO'd Dan Connolly in the 5th round.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Jose Fernandez in the 1st round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Alfred Kotey - WBO NABO Featherweight Title.

  Miguel Cotto Los Angeles Media Workout  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos - Golden Boy

Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) hosted a media workout today at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles ahead of the final fight of the future Hall of Famer's career, which will be against Sadam "World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) for Cotto's WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship. The action will take place at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Blair Cobbs Improves To 8-0, 6 KO's With TKO Victory  
This past Saturday Prince Ranch Boxing's super-lightweight prospect, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (7-0, 6 KOs), remained undefeated with a dominating performance against Ousmane Sylla (1-3-1, 1 KO), scoring a 4th round TKO. The scheduled 6-round bout took place at the at the Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi.
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  "KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory" For Vacant IBA Americas Flyweight Title Dec. 2 In Park City, KS  
USA Olympian and hometown hero Nico Hernandez and Hungarian flyweight champion Jozsef "Little Red" Ajtai took completely different paths into the professional ranks.

Hernandez vs, Ajtai is the eight-round main event for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) Americas flyweight title fight, Saturday night, December 2, on the "KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory" card, at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
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  On This Day: Nov 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Ferntree Gully, Australia:
Paul Murdoch KO'd Timo Masua in the 3rd round - PABA Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, San Jose, California:
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Isidro Tejedor in the 2nd round -Non Title.
2001, Rosemont, Illinois:
Oscar Bravo KO'd Laverne Clark in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Joey DeGrandis TKO'd John William in the 1st round - Non Title.
St Paul, Minnesota:
Diosbelys Hurtado KO'd Henry Cokes in the 1st round - Non Title.
Matt Vanda won an 8 round UD over Tom Younan - Non Title.
1999, Nagoya, Japan:
Nestor Garza TKO'd Kozo Ishii in the 12th round - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, London, England:
David Starie KO'd Ali Forbes in the 11th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
Reynosa Tampaulipas, Mexcico:
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Javier Calderon in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1997, Kansas City, Missouri:
Bones Adams won a 10 round UD over Roberto Villareal - Non Title.

 

Thomas LaManna W UD 10 Samuel Amoako
Photo Gallery

Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Raymond Serrano W DQ 8 Enver Halili
Jorge Diaz W UD 8 Adam Lopez
Alvin Varmall Jr. TKO 1 Nicholas Lavin
Tomas Romain W UD 6 Sidell Blocker
Yrik Mamedov W UD 6 Vincent Floyd
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  Bryant Cruz, Edgar Berlanga & Duke Micah Score Impressive Victories At Real Deal Boxing In NYC  
On Saturday night, Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Entertainment returned to Resorts World Casino New York City with another sold-out, action-packed nine-bout card for the latest installment of its popular “Real Deal Championship Boxing” series, proudly sponsored by Medical Arts Radiology, Venum, and Nissan of Queens.
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  Star Boxing Adds Star Studded Undercard For Nov. 25 "Slugfest At The Sun" Live From Mohegan Sun  
On November 25th, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing is bringing fireworks to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. In the co-feature bout, Danny "El Gallo" Gonzalez (Woodhaven NY, 14-0 5KOs) puts his undefeated record on the line against the impressive Danny O'Connor (Framingham, MA 28-3 10KOs) for the vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title. The main event is a title bout between current WBC International and Continental Americas champion Constantin Bejenaru (Brooklyn NY, 12-0 3KOs), defending his WBC International and Continental Americas Cruiserweight Titles vs. #1 mandatory challenger from South Africa, Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (Kato Ridge, South Africa 18-3 11KOs).
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  On This Day: Nov 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Diamond David Santos to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, NJ:
Michael Grant TKO’d Andrew Golota in the 10th round to win the NABF Heavyweight title. Michael Grant was down twice in the 1st round, Golota quit after being down in the 10th.
Las Vegas:
Adonis Rivas won a 12 round UD over Diego Morales to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1997, Los Angeles, California:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 rd UD over Carlos Alberto Hernandez to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1993, Hamburg, Germany:
Nestor Giovannini won a 12 round UD over Markus Bott to win the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Orlando Canizales won a 12 round UD over Juvenal Berrio in his 11th defense of the IBF Bantamweight Title in Pretoria, South Africa.
1992, Tokyo, Japan:
Genaro Hernandez TKO’d Yuji Watanabe in the 6th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Gerald McClellan TKO’d John Mugabi in the 1st round to win the WBO Middleweight Championship.

 

Julian Williams W UD 10 Ishe Smith Photo Gallery
Photos: Marlene Marquez

 

Including:
Lionell Thompson W UD 10 Earl Newman
Darwin Price W UD 6 Angel Hernandez
Tugstsogt Nyambayar W UD 8 Harmonito Dela Torre
Lanell Bellows TKO 7 Fabiano Pena
Angelo Leo KO 4 Basilio Nieves
Oluwafemi Oyeleye W UD 6 Brandon Adams
Marlo Moore TKO 3 Oswaldo Ortega
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  Santillan Retains NABO Title;
Ituarte Stops Molina In One
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Andrea Kaus

Thompson Boxing Promotions had their last show of 2017, New Blood, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. We saw a good card of seven fights, headlined by Giovani “El Gallo de Oro” Santillan (23-0, 13 KOs) going up against Dodzi “The Lion” Kemeh (12-2, 12 KOs). Santillan was defending his WBO NABO welterweight title, and the fight was to go a scheduled 10 rounds.
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  Flores Rolls In Reno  
By Simon Ruvalcaba
Let's Get It On Promotion's Tommy and Terry Lane once again revived Reno, Nevada's boxing pulse Friday night at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center. The show was presented by the Atlantis Casino Resort in the city with a rich boxing history that has hosted many high profile fights over the years, Friday night showcased some of the sport's potential future big names.
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  Gavronski Captures NABA Title
At Battle At The Boat 113
 
Mike Gavronski became the new WBA-North American Boxing Association Super Middleweight champion by defeating Andrew Hernandez in the main event of Battle at the Boat 113 on Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. The scheduled 10-round bout went to the scorecards after the eighth round due to an unintentional foul which caused injury to Hernandez.
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  On This Day: Nov 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Hammanskraal , South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round decision over Felix Camacho to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight.
1993, Arezzo, Italy:
Zack Padilla TKO’d Efrem Calamati in the 8th round to retain the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Atlantic City:
Charles Murray TKO’d Courtney Hooper in the 5th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight title.
1977, Torino, Italy:
Victor Galindez won a 15 round UD over Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in Galindez’s 9th successful title defense.
San Juan Puerto Rico:
Pipino Cuevas TKO’d Angel Espada in the 12th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Los Angeles:
Jorge Lujan KO’d Alfonso Zamora in the 10th round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Guty Espadas KO’d Alex Guido in the 8th round to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - Bounce TV  
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Julian Williams 154.8 vs. Ishe Smith 155.2
Lionell Thompson 177.2 vs. Earl Newman 179
Tugstsogt Nyambayar 125.6 vs. Harmonito Dela Torre 128
Angelo Leo 123 vs. Basilio Nieves 118.2
Lanell Bellows 173 vs. Fabiano Pena 179
Darwin Price 140 vs. Angel Hernandez 142.6
Oluwafemi Oyeleye 153.8 vs. Brandon Adams 154.2
Marlo Moore 225.5 vs. Oswaldo Ortega 216.2

Venue: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  Weights From Atlantic City  
Thomas LaManna 147 vs. Samuel Amoako 147
Raymond Serrano 146.8 vs. Enver Halili 146.6
Adam Lopez 121.4 vs. Jorge Diaz 121.4
Yurik Mamedov 146.7 vs. Vincent Floyd 147.3
Nicholas Lavin 192 vs. Alvin Varmall Jr. 183
Sidell Blocker 131.4 vs. Tomas Romain 130.5
Jonathan Arroyo 145.7 vs. Steve Moore 146.5
Frederick Julan 181.5 vs. Willis Lockett 182

Venue: The Claridge Hotel
Promoter: Rising Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions, Winner Take All Productions


  DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing Returns
To New York City's B.B. King Blues Club Dec. 14
 
DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT will make its long-awaited return to the historic B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in midtown Manhattan with a special holiday edition BROADWAY BOXING "Season's Beatings" card to end the year, on Thursday, December 14. The event will be headlined by junior middleweight contender PATRICK DAY defending his WBC Continental Americas title against WESLEY TUCKER and will also feature the return of former WBC world lightweight champion DEJAN ZLATICANIN.
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  Denis Shafikov vs. Rene Alvarado HBO Latino
Clash Added To Dec. 9 Event At Mandalay Bay
 
Boxing fans will be treated to an exciting clash on HBO Latino beginning at 1:05 a.m. ET/PT (tape delayed) or immediately following live HBO telecast in addition to the previously announced HBO Boxing After Dark (10:20 p.m. ET/PT) tripleheader on Saturday, December 9 from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
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  Frank De Alba Ready For Showdown With Ivan Najera Tuesday Night At The Sands Bethlehem  
Frank De Alba is ready to close out 2017 with a bang when he takes on Ivan Najera (17-3, 8 KOs) in the ten-round super featherwight bout Tuesday night. November 21st at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. De Alba of Reading, Pa. has a record of 22-2 with nine knockouts.
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  Diego De La Hoya vs. Jose Salgado Headlines
Dec. 14 Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN
 
After giving a career-defining performance as the HBO Pay-Per-View televised opening bout on the Canelo vs. Golovkin undercard in September against former world champion Randy "El Matador" Caballero, recently crowned NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Champion Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) will return to the ring on Dec. 14 as the main event for Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. De La Hoya will face battle-tested Jose "Sugar" Salgado (35-4-2, 28 KOs) of Quintana Roo, Mex. in a scheduled 10-round super bantamweight bout that is sure to be action-packed as both give their final fight performances of the year.
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  SHOWTIME On The Passing Of Dr. Ferdie Pacheco  
"The Fight Doctor" Ferdie Pacheco was the lead boxing analyst on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING in the 80's and early 90's. Having worked the corner of the great Muhammad Ali, Pacheco had a unique perspective on fighters and the sport of boxing.

He was passionate about the "Sweet Science" and a very opinionated commentator. Pacheco's concern for fighters’ safety was evident during his years as a broadcaster.

Our sincere condolences to the Pacheco family and to all those who grieve his passing.

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  Lightweight Prospect Thomas Mattice
Stops Orlando Rizo In 7
 
This past Saturday night, lightweight prospect Thomas Mattice remained undefeated by stopping grizzled veteran Orlando Rizo in round seven of their scheduled eight-round bout at the Atrium Arena in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Mattice of Cleveland, Ohio improved his mark to 10-0 with eight knockouts.
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  On This Day: Nov 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Upper Marlboro, Maryland:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Andrew Council to retain the IBF Middleweight Championship. This was Hopkins 6th title defense.
1995, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom:
Baby Jake Matlala won a 5 round TD over Paul Weir to retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title, when the bout was stopped for a deep cut over Weir’s eye which was caused by an accidental Head-Butt.
Convention Center in Atlantic City:
Angel Manfredy TKO’d Calvin Grove in the 7th round to win the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Felix Trinidad TKO’D Larry Barnes in the 4th to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Pernell Whitaker KO’d Jake Rodriguez in the 6th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over James Toney to win the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Oscar de la Hoya TKO’d Carl Griffith in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Manuel Medina won a TD over Tom Johnson to retain the IBF Featherweight Title at the Great Western Forum.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Yvon Michel Believes That Alvarez,
Not Badou Jack, Will Face Stevenson
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL – A few days ago, the Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez was furious, because his advisors told him that Adonis Stevenson, the WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, was more interested to face the WBA 175 pounds champion of the world, the Swedish African Badou Jack, (22-1-2) for his next fight.
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  Jose Martinez Stops Jesus Martinez
To Win NABO Super Flyweight Title
 
Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing initiated their new partnership in exciting fashion as Jose "Chiquiro" Martinez (20-0-1, 13 KOs) captured the NABO Super Flyweight Title by defeating Jesus Martinez (23-3, 11 KOs) via a brutal shot to the liver in the fourth round of the scheduled 10-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the Poliforum Benito Juarez in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Jose Martinez hurt his opponent in each and every round, dropping him with shots to the body in the third and fourth rounds, the latter of which Jesus Martinez was unable to recover from. The fight was officially stopped at :19 of the fourth round.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Phinn & Zewski The Two Main Fighters
On Dec. 7 Card At The Montréal Casino
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer super middleweight Shakeel Phinn and the welterweight Mikael Zewski, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, who are both at one or two wins to get a shot for the North American championships, will be involved in the two main fights of the boxing show presented by the GYM Group December 7th at the Montréal Casino.
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  Weights From Flint, Michigan - FS1  
Anthony Dirrell 168.1 vs. Denis Douglin 168.8
Jamontay Clark 150 vs. Domonique Dolton 152.2
Ryan Karl 142.8 vs. Kareem Martin 143.2

Venue: Dort Federal Credit Union Center in Flint, Michigan
Promoter: TGB Promotions/Salita Promotions


  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Giovani Santillan, 146.9 lbs. vs. Dodzi Kemeh, 145.7 lbs. (10-rounds)
Erick Ituarte, 126 lbs. vs. Gustavo Molina, 125.4 lbs. (8-rounds)
Manuel Mendez, 138.5 lbs. vs. Abraham Cordero, 139 lbs. (8-rounds)
Mario Hernandez, 118.3 lbs. vs. David Martino, 117.7 lbs. (4-rounds)
Ruben Torres, 131.9 lbs. vs. Alejandro Zepeda, 126.6 lbs. (4-rounds)
Jonah Flores, 120.9 lbs. vs. Ivan Martino, 119.6 lbs. (4-rounds)
Luis Zarazua, 139 lbs. vs. Luis Silva, 138.8 lbs. (4-rounds)

Venue: Doubetree Hotel, Ontario, Ca.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Danny Gonzalez vs. Danny O'Connor To Fight For WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title At Mohegan Sun  
Star Boxing has added a second WBC Championship bout to its already stacked "Slugfest at the Sun" on November 25th at Mohegan Sun. Undefeated DANNY "EL GALLO" GONZALEZ (Woodhaven NY, 14-0 5KOs) will put his perfect record on the line against highly regarded DANNY "DANNY O" O'CONNOR (Framingham MA, 28-3 10KOs) in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Title.
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  Havnaa: "Everything Is In Place
For Another Great Victory"
 
Kai Robin Havnaa (10-0, 9 KOs) is confident of extending his unbeaten record on Saturday when he travels to Germany to face the experienced Georgian Ramazi Gogichashvili (30-21-2, 17 KOs) in an eight-round cruiserweight contest.
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  On This Day: Nov 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas:
William Joppy won a 12 round MD over Howard Eastman to win the vacant WBA Middleweight Title.
Lennox Lewis KO’d Hasim Rahman in the 4th round to regain the WBC and IBF Heavyweight titles.
Yobert Ortega KO’d Jose Rojas in the 4th round to win the Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1993, Caesars in Atlantic City:
Al “Ice” Cole in his 3rd defense of the IBF Cruiserweight title, TKO’d Vincent Boulware in the 5th round.
1978, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO’d Johnny Aba in the 11th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Maracay Venezuela:
Luis Ibarra won a 15 round decision over Betulio Gonzalez to win the WBA Flyweight Title.

  Flores Sr.'s Los Gallos Boxing Academy A Change From The Norm Of Stockton, Ca. Boxing Culture  
By Simon Ruvalcaba
Life too often imitates art in life and in boxing. The fight scene of Stockton, California has always been of tough as nails individuals weather in sanctioned or unsanctioned bouts. Life also often times has the curtain of illusion that separates fact from fiction. Gabriel Flores Sr. often enjoys Tacos Vampiros (Vampire Tacos) from Nena's restaurant which from the outside has a view of the Stockton Arena the site that his Son, up and coming Top Rank fighter Gabriel Flores Jr. hopes to headline at in May.
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  Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali
Teleconference Transcript Plus Audio
 
OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you very much. First of all, to all the media who has joined us for today, for the Miguel Cotto-Sadam Ali international media conference call.

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  Kovalev Media Workout  
Photos: Craig Bennett - Main Events

An energized, reinvigorated Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) spoke with Southern California's leading boxing journalists and websites and put on a show of skills at a media workout on Tuesday, November 14. The event also featured Kovalev's new trainer, Abror Tursunpulatov; Kathy Duty, CEO of Main Events, and Egis Klimas, Kovalev's manager.
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  Weights From Cancun - ESPN  
Jose Martinez 115 vs. Jesus Martinez 114.4
Alexis Rocha 146.4 vs. Pascual Salgado 147
Vergil Ortiz 139.6 vs. Evandro Cavalheiro 138.4

Venue: The Poliforum Benito Juárez, Cancun, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Adam Lopez: "A Win Over Jorge Diaz On Saturday Gets Me Back Knocking On Door Of A Title Shot"  
Super Bantamweight contender Adam Lopez is looking to getting back to the perch of being on a short list to fight for a world title.

Back on January 20th, Lopez was right there when he took on Daniel Roman in what was a WBA title elimination bout in Atlantic City.
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  Giovani Santillan Out To Prove
He Belongs Among The Elite
 
Giovani Santillan (22-0, 12 KOs), the No. 7 rated welterweight by the WBO, is out to prove he belongs among the best when he meets once-beaten Dodzi Kemeh (13-1, 12 KOs) this Friday, Nov. 17, in Thompson Boxing's "New Blood" main event.

Santillan will defend his NABO championship for the first time via the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. (10-rounds).
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  Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Non-Televised Undercard  
Before fans at the Theater at Madison Square Garden are treated to the long-awaited WBO Light Heavyweight World Championship bout between Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev and Vyacheslav "Lion Heart/Chingonskyy" Shabranskyy on Saturday, November 25, they will witness an exciting mix of top international and local prospects on the non-televised undercard.
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  On This Day: Nov 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Nurnberg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 rd UD over Rudy Markussen to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Championship.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:
Erik Morales won a 12 rd UD over Paulie Ayala to win the Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Jorge Arce TKO’d Augustin Luna in the 3rd to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
2001, Las Vegas:
Manuel Medina TKO’d Frank Toledo in the 6th to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City:
Michael Moorer TKO’d Jeff Thompson in the 1st to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1979, Inglewood California:
Alexis Arguello TKO’d Bobby Chacon in the 7th round to successfully defend his WBC Super Featherweight Title for the 6th time. Chacon, who was ahead on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage, was down in the 7th and stopped on cuts.
And way-way back in 1915, St Paul, Minnesota:
Future Hall of Famers Harry Greb and Tommy Gibbons fought to a 10 round no decision.

  Ringside With Raymundo:
The Bradley Blueprint - Can It Work With Mendez?
 
By Raymundo Dioses
“Would you be interested in training with Joel Diaz” is something that a fighter can only hope to be told by their manager yet that is exactly what lightweight contender Manuel ‘La Tormenta’ Mendez, who is featured on this Friday’s final Thompson Boxing Promotions ‘New Blood’ installment of 2017, heard from his manager, Ernesto Torres.
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  Zurdo Ramirez & Bob Arum Are Brining
World Title Fight To Corpus Christi
 
Top Rank on ESPN will kick off its 2018 season with a sensational Super Bowl weekend world championship event. GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMÍREZ , Mexico's super middleweight champion with the matinee idol looks, defending his world title. Ramírez (36-0, 24 KOs), from Mazatlan, Mexico, will make his third defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight title against Top-Five world-rated contender HABIB "Wild Hurricane" AHMED (22-0, 17 KOs) from Accra, Ghana. The fight will take place on Saturday, February 3, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, and will be televised live and exclusively at 10:30 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App.
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  Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Now For
IBA Light Heavyweight World Title
 
The International Boxing Association announced Friday that it will sanction the upcoming light heavyweight battle between former unified world champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) and Vyacheslav "Lion Heart-Chingonskyy" Shabranksyy (19-1, 16 KOs) for the IBA Light Heavyweight World Title. This in in addition to the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight World Title which will also be on the line in this bout.
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  Raymond Serrano vs. Enver Halili Now
For WBC Fecarbox Welterweight Title
 
The stakes have grown for the exciting co-feature bout between Raymond Serrano and undefeated Enver Halili at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The ten-round bout will be contested for the WBC Fecarbox Welterweight title. Serrano of Philadelphia has been training at the famed Wildcard Gym, and has had a terrific camp.
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  RIP Desmond Hammond  
King's Promotions is deeply saddened at the passing of Desmond Hammond. Hammond of Reading, Pennsylvania passed away on Monday morning at the age of 35. He was at his home and surrounded by his family. Hammond was the Director of Operations for King's Promotions for the better part of the last three years. He was the nephew of King's Promotions CEO Marshall Kauffman.
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  On This Day: Nov 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany:
Johnny Nelson won a MD over Alexander Petkovic to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Championship.
San Antonio, Texas:
Manny Paquiao TKO’d Marco Antonio Barrera in the 11th round to secure the unofficial World Featherweight championship.
1997, Hammanskraal, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round decision over Arnel Barotillo to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship.
1995, Iwaki City, Japan:
Orzubek Nazarov won a 12 round UD over Dindo Canoy to retain the WBA Lightweight Championship.
1991, Roanoke, Virginia:
James Waring TKO’d Donnell Wingfield in the 5th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1984, Madison Square Garden: (the following fighters fought in their pro debuts)
Evander Holyfield won a 6 rd UD over Lionel Byarm.
Tyrell Biggs decisioned Mike evans in 6 rounds.
Virgil Hill KO’d Arthur Wright in the 2nd.
Also on this card:
Pernell Whitaker KO’d Farrain Comeaux in the 2nd.
Meldrick Taylor TKO’d Luke Leece in the 1st.

  Jesse Angel Hernandez Impressive With
Unanimous Decision Over Glenn Dezurn
 
The Fort Worth, Texas, super bantamweight express named Jesse Angel Hernandez continued to pick up momentum last Saturday night, as he took his second consecutive undefeated record away, this time from Baltimore's Glenn Dezurn.
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  Angel Luna Going Up In Weight
To Face Bryant Cruz On Saturday
 
Uprising Promotions featherweight Angel “El Gato” Luna (11-3-1, 6 KOs) will go north in weight to battle Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz (17-2, 8 KOs) at 135 pounds, with the bout occurring this Saturday at Resorts World Casino in Queens, N.Y.
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  Granite Chin Invades Granite State "Rumble At
The Rim" Dec. 9 At The Rim In Hampton, NH
 
Granite Chin Promotions invades the Granite State on Saturday, December 9, showcasing some of New England's top professional boxers on the "Rumble at The Rim" card, at The Rim in Hampton, New Hampshire.
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  Unbeaten Super Lightweight Blair Cobbs
Returns To The Ring Nov. 18 In Mississippi
 
Undefeated super-lightweight prospect, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (6-0, 5 KOs), who is managed by Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB), is now scheduled to fight on November 18, 2018 at the Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi. Blair, who fights in the southpaw stance, will face Ousmane Sylla (1-2-1, 1 KO) in a 6-round bout. The card titled "Fights at the Fitz", has been going strong for 14-years.
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  On This Day: Nov 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Mont de Marsan, France:
Fabrice Tiozzo TKO’d Ezequial Paixao in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Mashantucket Connecticut:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO’d Otis Grant in the 10th round to retain the WBA and WBC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Shane Mosley TKO’d James Leija in the 10th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1991, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Paul Hodkinson scored a 12 round UD over Marcos Villasana to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
1981, Las Vegas:
Wilfred Benitez won a 15 round UD over Carlos Santos to retain the WBC Jr. Middleweight Championship.
Cleveland, Ohio:
Aaron Pryor TKO’d DeJuan Johnson in the 7th round in his 4th successful defense of the WBA Light Welterweight Championship.
1980, Miami, Florida:
Jeff Chandler TKO’d Julian Solis in the 14th round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Fight Town Fresno
 
By William Trillo
When I heard Artur Beterbiev was going to be fighting for the Light Heavyweight title just a stone’s throw away from my home in Los Angeles I figured I would be making another trek to Las Vegas. Much to my surprise and dismay I found out the battle for the title would take place in Fresno, California. I must admit that announcement took the wind right out of my sails…so to speak.
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Artur Beterbiev KO 12 Enrico Koelling Photo Gallery
Photos: William Trillo

 

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  Kerman Lejarraga Victorious In Spain  
Undefeated welterweight contender KERMAN "The Revolver" LEJARRAGA (24-0, 19 KOs), from Bilbao, Spain, thrilled the crowd of over 11,000 at the Bilbao Arena, earning a dominant 10-round unanimous decision versus southpaw JOSE DEL RIO (27-7, 7 KOs) on Saturday night. Scores were 99-90, 98-92 and 99-91.
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  On This Day: Nov 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Hull, England:
Paul Ingle won a 12 round decision over Manuel Medina to win the IBF Featherweight Title.
Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas:
Lennox Lewis won a 12 round UD over Evander Holyfield to win the IBF, WBC and WBA Heavyweight Championship.
Fabrice Tiozzo TKO’d Ken Murphy in the 7th round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Championship.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round decision over Elio Ortiz to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Championship.
Gilberto Serrano TKO’d Stefano Zoff in the 10th round to win the WBA Lightweight Championship. This fight was stopped due to a cut over Zoff’s eye.
1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round SD over Rosendo Alvarez. Alvarez weighed in heavy so only his WBA Minimumweight title was at stake, Lopez WBC Title was not at stake.
1992Las Vegas, Nevada:
Riddick Bowe won a 12 round decision over Evander Holyfield to win the WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Championship in the 1992 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year. This was the first of the Bowe/Holyfield Trilogy, one of Boxing’s biggest stories in the 90’s.

  Title Night In Fresno
Ramirez Destroys Reed;
Beterbiev KO’s Koelling Late
 
By William Trillo
Photos: William Trillo & German Villasenor

Super Lightweight José Carlos Ramirez (21-0, 16 KO’s) pleased the home town crowd with his dismantling of Mike Reed (23-1, 12 KO’s) on the ESPN main event fight. It was an eye catching performance that will surely put Ramirez in the spotlight soon.
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  Dorticos: "I Will Have The Last Word,
Gassiev Is My Next Victim"
 
WBA World Champion Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) is preparing for the fight of his career against IBF World Champion Murat Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) in the Ali Trophy semi-final and wants to make a statement to fight fans all over the world.

A World Boxing Super Series poll shows fans having the most trust in Usyk (74%), Gassiev (10%) and Briedis (9%) to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the cruiserweight division. That leaves seven percent for the Miami-based Cuban who views his odds quite differently.
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  On This Day: Nov 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler TKO'd Manny Siaca in the 8th round - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Spend Abazi won a 12 round UD over Evgeny Strausov - WBA International
Featherweight Title.
London, Wembley, England:
Junior Witter TKO'd Krzystof Bienias in the 2nd round - European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
2000, Denver, Colorado:
Genaro Garcia KO'd Rafael Marquez in the 2nd round! - Non Title - Yes, that is "THE" Rafael Marquez!
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Phil Jackson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Junior Jones won a 10 round MD over Tracy Harris Patterson - Non Title.
1997, Sapporo, Japan:
Chatchai Sasakul won a 12 round UD over Yuri Arbachakov - WBC Flyweight
Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round decision over Leonardo Gutierrez - WBA Fedecentro Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Ratchaburi, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong KO'd Yuichi Hosono in the 4th round - WBC IBF Light Flyweight Titles.

  Jacobs Whitewashes Arias With Ease  
Danny Jacobs (33-2, 29 KO's) won an easy 12-round Unanimous Decision over previously unbeaten Luis Arias (18-1, 9 KO's). If this were a holding contest Arias would have won wide, as that's all he did throughout the entire fight. Jacobs tried to get something started, but every time he'd land, Arias was there to grab, clinch, hold, even tackle. Jacobs was awarded a knockdown in the 11th when a punch behind the head prompted Arias to touch the canvas with his glove. Final scores were 118-109, 119-108 and 120-107.

Jarrell Miller (20-0-1, 18 KO's) stopped Mariusz Wach (33-3, 17 KO's) in the 9th after a bit of a lackluster performance by both. Miller was just a bit more active therefore in control of the fight. Wach would hurt his right hand which made it hard for him to fight on, continuously asked by the doctors if he could continue. The fight was stopped at 1:02 into the 9th because he was not seen fit to fight with a possible broken hand.

Cletus Seldin (21-0, 17 KO's) stopped Roberto Ortiz (35-2-2, 16 KO's) in just 3 rounds following a vicious onslaught of punches resulting in a bloody face for Ortiz. Seldin would score 2 knockdowns in the opening round, both with rights to the head. Ortiz would suffer a nasty cut over his left eye from another right hand in the 2nd. In the 3rd, Ortiz would walk into the forearm and elbow of Seldin and go down a final time when the fight was called off at 2:43.


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
The Moment Of Truth For Beterbiev & Koelling
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev believes he will live the greatest moments of his boxing career in few hours. It’s the moment of the truth. Saturday evening in the ring of the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, Beterbiev (11-0-0) will fight the German Enrico Koelling (23-1-0) for the vacant IBF light heavyweight (175 pounds) championship of the world.
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  Yuandale Evans Treats Hometown Fans To Split Decision Win Over Previously Unbeaten Luis Rosa  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Two Cleveland boxers stole the show Friday night in the final ShoBox: The New Generation telecast of 2017 live on SHOWTIME.

Once-beaten southpaw Yuandale Evans (20-1, 14 KOs) had Cleveland’s fight fans on their feet for the final two dramatic rounds as the East Cleveland boxer earned an exciting, all-action split decision victory over previously undefeated featherweight Luis Rosa (23-1, 11 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Two judges scored the fight in favor of Evans – 96-94 and 97-93 – while the third judge had Rosa winning, 96-94, on Friday night at The Masonic at Templelive Cleveland.
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  Weights From Long Island - HBO  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - HBO

Daniel Jacobs 159.6 vs. Luis Arias 160
 

Jarrell Miller 283.4 vs. Mariusz Wach 268
 

Cletus Seldin 141.2 vs. Roberto Ortiz 141.2

Venue: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Promoter: Matchroom


 

NJ Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

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  Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman, Tevin Farmer vs. Kenichi Ogawa & Francisco Vargas vs. Stephen Smith HBO Tripleheader Set For Dec. 9 From Mandalay Bay  
It was announced today by Zanfer Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Tom Loeffler that the Boxing Capital of the World, Las Vegas, will host another spectacular event Saturday, Dec. 9. Four-Time World Champion in two weight divisions, ORLANDO “Siri” SALIDO (44-13-4, 31 KOs), of Sonora, MX, will face off against fellow Mexican warrior MIGUEL “Mikey” ROMAN (57-12, 44 KOs), of Chihuahua, MX, in a 12-round lightweight clash for the vacant WBC Interim Junior Lightweight Title from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The bout will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:20 p.m. ET.
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  Toka Kahn-Clary vs. John Vincent Moralde
Headlines Dec. 1 In Providence, Rhode Island
 
Featherweight Contender and Hometown Hero, TOKA KAHN-CLARY, (23-1, 16 KO’s), of Providence, Rhode Island battles undefeated Philippines’ based contender JOHN VINCENT MORALDE, (19-0, 10 KO’s) in the 10-round main event on Friday, December 1 at The Strand Ballroom and Theatre, it was announced today by Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing.
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  On This Day: Nov 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Budokan,Okayama, Japan:
Jose Antonio Aguire TKO'd Wolf Tokimitsu in the 3rd round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
2000, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Eamonn Magee won a 12 round Decision over Shea Neary - Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Welterweight Title.
Adrian Stone TKO'd Derek Roche in the 2nd round - IBO Light Middleweight Title.
Peter Culshaw KO'd Dimitar Alipiev in the 1st round - WBU Flyweight Title.
Scott Harrison KO'd Eric Odumase in the 12th round - Commonwealth (British
Empire) Featherweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Lennox Lewis won a 12 round UD over David Tua - WBC, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Titles.
John-John Molina won a 12 round SD over Ben Tackie - Non Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 10 round UD over Ivan Robinson - Non Title.
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Lawrence Clay Bey - Non Title.
1994, Tucaman, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Tony Marshall - WBA Light .
Middleweight Title.
Winky Wright TKO'd Ernesto Sena in the 3rd round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bernard Barré: "Beterbiev Will Stop Koelling
Before The End Of The Ninth Round"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Top Rank

MONTRÉAL - The man who recruited Artur Beterbiev for the GYM Group in 2009, Bernard Barré, believes this Montrealer Russian will become IBF light heavyweight champion of the world Saturday evening at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Eleider Alvarez Is Furious
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez is furious. Alvarez (23-0-0) is supposed to fight the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0), the WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, January 27th at the Videotron Centre in Québec City, but Alvarez thinks that Stevenson will pull out of this bout to face the African Swedish Badou Jack (22-1-2) in an unification (WBC-WBA) titles bout.
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  Jacobs vs. Arias Final Press Conference  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

Thursday's final press conference took place at PlayStation Theater at Times Square in Manhattan. Friday's weigh-in takes place at NYCB LIVE Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 1 pm.
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  Weights From Cleveland - ShoBox  
Luis Rosa Jr. 125 vs. Yuandale Evans 125.5
Radzhab Butaev 146 vs. Janer Gonzalez 147
Junior Fa 262 vs. Freddy Latham 261
Charles Conwell 153 vs. Roque Zapata 155

Venue: The Masonic at Templelive Cleveland
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Fight Club OC Closes 2017 With Huge Show Dec. 7  
It will be a great way to end 2017 as Fight Club OC presents just a super seven bout show on Thursday, December 7th in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center.

How about a great female MMA bout featuring Carlsbad's 1-1 Paola Ramirez vs San Diego's Tricia Lee Straight. Then add six other fighters who are undefeated, and you have a big-time show to close out another great year for Orange County's premier fight show.
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  World Ranked Giovani Santillan
Returns Nov. 17 In Ontario, CA
 
World ranked title contender Giovani Santillan (22-0, 12 KOs) defends his recently acquired NABO welterweight championship against once-beaten Dodzi Kemeh (13-1, 12 KOs) on Friday, Nov. 17, in Thompson Boxing Promotions' "New Blood" main event.
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  Undefeated Prospects Jesse Angel Hernandez & Glenn Dezurn Collide On Jacobs vs. Arias Undercard  
On the untelevised undercard of this weekend's "Danny Jacobs vs. Luis Arias and Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach" blockbuster boxing event is an intriguing super bantamweight duel between undefeated prospects.

Jesse Angel Hernandez (9-1, 7 KOs) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Baltimore's Glenn Dezurn (9-0-1, 6 KOs) are set to collide at NYCB LIVE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, this Saturday, November 11.
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  On This Day: Nov 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, San Francisco, California:
Agapito Sanchez and Manny Pacquiao fought to a 6 round TD Draw - WBO and IBF Bantamweight Titles. Headbutt caused cut to Pacquiao's right eye. Sanchez penalized two points for low blows, should have been DQ'd, IMO!
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Jesus Chavez in the 9th round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas:
Emmanuel Lucero Won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - WBC Continental
Americas Super Bantamweight Title.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Corey Alarcon in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Juan Diaz won a 4 round UD over Rudolfo Lunsford - Non Title.
2000, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:
Irene Pacheco won a 12 round MD over Masibulele Makepula - IBF Flyweight Title.
Juan Diaz TKO'd Antonio Young in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1996, Pichit, Thailand:
Yokthai Sithoar KO'd Jack Siahaya in the 2nd round - WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Enrique Angeles - Mexican
Super Bantamweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Glenwood Brown won a 10 round MD over Tony Marshall -Non Title.
Michael Grant TKO'd Tim Noble in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Marc Ramsay: "Koelling Can’t Hurt Beterbiev,
But Beterbiev Can Hurt Him"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The more the big moment is close, the more the trainer Marc Ramsay believes that his fighter, Artur Beterbiev, will be the next IBF light heavyweight champion of the world. Saturday evening in the ring of the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, Beterbiev (11-0-0), a Montrealer Russian, will face the German Enrico Koelling (23-1-0) for the vacant IBF 175 pounds world title. Beterbiev is ranked first contender by the IBF, Koelling is second.
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  Jacobs vs. Arias & Miller vs. Wach Workouts Wrap  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom Boxing

The six fighters that will appear Live on HBO World Championship Boxing on Saturday night at NYCB LIVE Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum worked out today in New York for the media.
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  Luis Rosa Jr. vs. Yuandale Evans
Media Workout Quotes
 
Featherweight prospects Luis Rosa Jr. and Yuandale Evans worked out for the media today at the Thurgood Marshall Recreational Center in Cleveland, Ohio prior to their ShoBox: The New Generation 10-round main event matchup this Friday, November 10 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from The Masonic Temple Live Cleveland.
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  Training Camp Quotes For Nov. 18 Fight Card
At The Claridge Hotel In Atlantic City
 
Below are quotes from some of the featured fighters that will be on display for the big championship boxing card that will take place on Saturday, November 18th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. In the main event, Thomas LaManna will take on Samuel Amoako in a ten-round bout for the LBF Intercontinental Welterweight championship. In the eight-round co-feature undefeated sensation Devin Haney will appear in a junior welterweight bout. Raymond Serrano takes on undefeated Enver Halili in a ten-round welterweight bout. Also featured is a WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight title fight between Adam Lopez and Jorge Diaz.
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  Sergey Kovalev vs. Vyacheslav Shabranksyy Teleconference Transcript  
Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events: Welcome everyone to the Kovalev-Shabranskyy International Media Conference Call. Thank you to all the media who have dialed in to this call today to discuss the upcoming fight for the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight Title. This tasty Thanksgiving weekend boxing event is sure to thrill fans and will air on HBO World Championship Boxing® live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sat., Nov. 25 at 10:00 PM Eastern and Pacific Time. The fight is presented by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions.
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  WBC Povetkin Ruling  
The WBC's March 2, 2017 ruling (the "Ruling"): (1) suspended Mr. Alexander Povetkin from participating in any WBC-sanctioned bouts indefinitely; (2) imposed a $250,000 USD fine; and (3) designed a testing protocol for Mr. Povetkin to commence as soon as feasible after the Ruling, which would continue for one year thereafter.
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  Claressa Shields To Defend Women’s Super Middleweight World Titles Against Undefeated Mandatory Challenger Tori Nelson Jan. 12  
Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields will defend her 168-pound titles against undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Tori Nelson on Friday, Jan. 12 live on SHOWTIME.

A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Shields (4-0, 2 KOs) will face her second consecutive undefeated opponent in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation live at 10 p.m. ET/PT from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
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  Wallin & Granat In Line For
Huge Heavyweight Showdown
 
Swedish rivals Otto Wallin (18-0, 12 KOs) and Adrian Granat (14-1, 13 KOs) could meet for the European Union title early next year. The 26 year-old heavyweights are ranked top two in the latest European Union ratings and are now in line to fight for the vacant title.
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  On This Day: Nov 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Perth, Western Australia:
Danny Green KO'd Nico Toriri in the 3rd round - IBF Pan-Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Albert Resley in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
Jeff Lacy won a 12 round UD over Ross Thompson - WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title.
Silence Mabuza TKO'd Pedro Torres in the 5th round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 10 round MD over Vince Phillips.
Chester, West Virginia:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Dennis Pedersen - IBF and IBC Lightweight Title.
1996, Manchester, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Remigio Molina in the 2nd round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Ensley Bingham - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Steve Collins TKO'd Nigel Benn in the 6th round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Mike Tyson in the 11th round - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Antonio Cermeno TKO'd Eddie Saenz in the 5th round - WBA Super  Bantamweight Title.
Henry Akinwande TKO'd Alexander Zolkin in the 10th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Michael Moorer TKO'd Francois Botha in the 12th round - IBF Heavyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Morgan Ndumo in the 6th round. - WBC Minimumweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Artur Beterbiev: "In Few Days, I Will Live
The Greatest Moment In My Boxing Career"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev is just a few days from living the greatest moment of his boxing career. Next Saturday in the ring of the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, Beterbiev (11-0-0) will fight the German Enrico Koelling (23-1-0) in an IBF light heavyweight championship of the world.
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  Cletus Seldin & Tyrone James
Long Island Media Day Quotes
 
Super lightweight contender and Long Island knockout artist CLETUS "THE HEBREW HAMMER" SELDIN, (20-0 16 KO's), and undefeated welterweight prospect TYRONE "PRETTY BOY" JAMES (5-0 3 KO's) entertained the large group of press and fans at the Westbury Boxing Gym in Long Island today, in advance of their fights at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, this Saturday, November 11th. James will face veteran DANIEL SOSTRE (13-14-1, 5 KO's) in a 6 round bout during the non-televised portion of the card. Also in attendance was Long Islander, TOMMY "THE RAZOR" RAINONE, who will be fighting on the non-televised portion of the card.
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  Janer Gonzalez Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten Colombian power-puncher Janer Gonzalez (19-0-1, 15 KOs) takes a major step up in competition when he faces unbeaten Russian prospect Radzhab Butaev (7-0, 6 KOs; WSOB: 9-1) this Friday, Nov. 10, at the Masonic at Templelive Cleveland in downtown Cleveland. The scheduled eight-round welterweight bout will be telecast on the popular ShoBox: The New Generation series LIVE on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
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  Loaded Card Nearly Set For Dec. 1
At 2300 Arena In Philadelphia
 
Top-prospect Jaron "Boots" Ennis has been added to an already loaded card that will take place on Friday, December 1st at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

In the main event, exciting Tyrone Brunson will headline when he takes on Manny Woods in the ten-round junior middleweight main event.
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  Tri-Star Boxing Promotions
Returns To Nashville Dec. 8
 
Junior flyweight sensation Edwin Reyes looks for his fourth straight victory when he challenges Santos “Titos” Vasquez in the eight round main event of Tri-Star Boxing’s “Fights at the Fairgrounds” Friday, December 8 at the Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville.
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  On This Day: Nov 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sports Arena, Paris, France:
Mahyar Monshipour TKO'd Yoddamrong Sithyodthong in the 6th round - WBA
Super Bantamweight Title.
Brahim Asloum won a 12 round UD over Noel Arambulet - WBA Flyweight Title
Eliminator.
2003, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Angel Hernandez - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round MD over Antonio Tarver - WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Leo Gamez - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Laila Ali TKO'd Valerie Mahfood in the 8th round - WIBA Super Middleweight
Title.
1997, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Michael Moorer in the 8th round - IBF WBA
Heavyweight Title.
Fabrice Tiozzo won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Imamu Mayfield won a 12 round UD over Uriah Grant - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round UD over Genaro Rios - WBA Featherweight
Title.

  Yuriorkis Gamboa Steps In To Fight Jason Sosa
On Nov. 25 Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Undercard
 
Former unified featherweight champion Yuriorkis "El Ciclon de Guantanamo" Gamboa (27-2, 17 KOs) will step in to fight Jason "El Canito" Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in the televised opener to Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 25 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Devin Haney Scores 5th Round Knockout  
This past Saturday at the Buckhead Fight Club, in Atlanta GA, WBC Lightweight Youth Champion, Devin "The Dream" Haney (18-0, 12 KOs), remained undefeated with an impressive TKO against Hamza Sempewo (14-9, 7 KOs).
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  Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Rematch
This Saturday From The United Kingdom
 
In its continuing efforts as the boxing network destination for Canadian boxing fans, Super Channel has announced that it has secured the exclusive rights to air the Liam "Beefy" Smith vs. Liam Williams rematch, this Saturday (Nov. 11), live from Metro Radio Arena in New Castle, United Kingdom.
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  Argentinean Amateur Star And Two-Time Olympian Alberto Melian To Turn Professional 'Lomachenko' Style Against 23-2 Ricardo Santillan On Dec. 16  
Sampson Boxing's newest promotional signing, Argentinean amateur star and two-time Olympian, Alberto "Impacto" Melián, will be taking the "Lomachenko" route into the professional ranks by facing Diego Ricardo Santillan (23-2, 15 KOs) in an eight-round bout for his first professional fight on Saturday, December 16, at the Macro Stadium of the Argentine Federation of Boxing (FAB) in Buenos Aires.
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  On This Day: Nov 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sheffield, England:
Glen Johnson and Clinton Woods fought to a 12 round Draw - Vacant IBF
Light Heavyweight Title.
2003, El Paso, Texas:
Hugo Cazares won a 10 round UD over Alejandro Moreno - Non Title.
Angel Manfredy TKO'd Johnny West in the 9th round - Non Title.
1999, Tokyo, Japan:
Hideki Todaka won a 12 round UD over Akihiko Nago - WBA Super Flyweight
Title.
1998, Chubut, Argentina:
Victor Godoi won a 12 round SD over Pedro Morquecho - Vacant WBO
Super Flyweight Title.
Bismarck, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill KO'd James Hayes in the 2nd round - Vacant IBC Cruiserweight Title.
1997, Bally's Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Ray Oliveira - WBC Continental
Americas Welterweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Ricardo Vazquez in the 1st round. - Non Title.
1992, Cologne, Germany:
Darius Michalczewski KO'd Cecil Simms in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson won a 12 round UD over Calvin Grove - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Gerald McClellan TKO'd Steve Harvey in the 1st round.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Stiverne & The Seven Pound Breakfast Burrito
 
By William Trillo

I am not a Nutritionist but for the sake of argument allow me to play one here on the internet.

When Jim Grey was conducting his pre-fight interview with Bermane Stiverne Saturday night the usually feisty interviewer targeted the challenger’s weight reminding Stiverne that the last time he fought Deontay he was over 14 pounds lighter and if there should be some concern here.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
It’s The End For Bermane Stiverne
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - In January 2015 in Las Vegas, the Montrealer Bermane Stiverne lost his WBC heavyweight world championship to Deontay Wilder losing clearly by unanimous decision. Stiverne lost more clearly in the rematch, presented Saturday evening in the ring of the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
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Deontay Wilder KO 1 Bermane Stiverne II
Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Shawn Porter W UD 12 Adrian Granados
Sergey Lipinets W UD 12 Akihiro Kondo
Domonic Breazeale W RTD 8 Eric Molina
Chris Colbert W UD 8 Titus Williams
Amanda Serrano TKO 1 Marilyn Hernandez
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  On This Day: Nov 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Phoenix, Arizona:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Sharmba Mitchell in the 3rd round - IBF
Light Welterweight Title.
Joan Guzman won a 10 round UD over Joe Morales - Non-Title.
2003, Madrid, Spain:
Hugo Garay TKO'd Alejandro Lakatus in the 12th round - WBO Light Heavyweight
Title Eliminator.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Joseph Kiwanuka in the 6th round - Vacant WBO NABO
Cruiserweight Title.
San Jose, California:
Librado Andrade TKO'd Leonard Townsend in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Widnes, England:
Johnny Nelson KO'd Christophe Girard in the 4th round - WBO Cruiserweight
Title.
Michael Gomez won a 12 round UD over Jose Manjarrez - WBO Inter-Continental
Super Featherweight Title.
Junior Witter won a 6 round decision over Harry Butler - Non-Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Oleg Maskaev KO'd Hasim Rahman in the 8th round - Non Title.
Derrick Jefferson KO'd Maurice Harris in the 6th round. (A War!)
1995, Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 12 round SD over Hector Acero Sanchez - WBC
Super Bantamweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Julian Wheeler in the 10th round.

  Wilder Retains WBC Heavyweight Title With Devastating First-Round Knockout Of Stiverne  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder retained his WBC title in his sixth defense with a dominant first-round knockout of mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday night on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  On This Day: Nov 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Hereford, England:
Aldo Rios TKO'd Jason Cook in the 3rd round - IBO Lightweight Title.
Dazzo Williams won a 12 round Decision over John Simpson - British
Featherweight Title.
2002, Cernobio, Italy:
Pietro Aurino TKO'd Turan Bagci TKO'd Turan Bagci in the 5th round - Vacant
European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Dana Rosenblatt won a 12 round SD over Vinny Pazienza - IBO
Super Middleweight Title.
1994, Caleta Olivia, Argentina:
Jorge Castro KO'd Alex Ramos in the 2nd round - WBA Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
George Foreman KO'd Michael Moorer in the 10th round - WBA IBF Heavyweight
Title.
Raul Marquez won a 10 round Decision over Jorge Vaca - Non Title.
1993, Tokyo, Japan:
Katsuya Onizuka won a 12 round UD over Thanomsak Sithbaobay - WBA
Super Flyweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Question: Why Will Wilder's Career End Abruptly & Viciously? Answer: Big Mouth, Chicken Legs & Karma
 

By William Trillo
Just based on Wider's recent statement I hope his demise is only hours away. On facing Stiverne for the second time Wilder ungraciously spouted out this diddy, “Somebody will die in that ring come November 4, I beat him to an inch of his life the first time. This time, I’ma end his life.”

Considering the near life ending moments we have seen in the ring lately, Daniel Franco & Magomed Abdusalamov come to mind immediately, I find this statement to be distasteful and uncalled for. Based on that statement alone I hope Karma jumps up and bites him on his glass chin tonight and we get a new WBC Heavyweight Champ.
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  Weights From Brooklyn, NY - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Deontay Wilder 220.75 vs. Bermane Stiverne 254.75
(WBC Heavyweight Title)
 

Sergey Lipinets 139.75 vs. Akihiro Kondo 139.5
(IBF Jr. Welterweight Title)
 

Shawn Porter 146.5 vs. Adrian Granados 146

Dominic Breazeale 255.4 vs. Eric Molina 240.4
Iago Kiladze 223.4 vs. Pedro Rodriguez 260
Sean Monaghan 178.8 vs. Evert Bravo 175.8

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Weights From Monte Carlo - HBO  
Photo: Ed Mulholland - HBO

Dmitry Bivol 174.4 vs. Trent Broadhurst 175
(WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
Jamie McDonnell 117.5 vs. Liborio Solis 117.75
(WBA Bantamweight Title)
Agit Kabayel 237.25 vs. Dereck Chisora 254
Scott Quigg 126 vs. Oleg Yefimovych 125.5

Venue: Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Promoter: Matchroom


  Card Coming Together For King's Promotions Event Nov. 21 At The Sands Bethlehem Event Center  
The exciting nine-bout card is shaping up for the King's Promotions event that will take place on Tuesday night. November 21st at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA.

In the main event, Frank De De Alba will take on battle-tested Ivan Najera in the ten-round super featherweight bout.
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  On This Day: Nov 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, San Antonio, Texas:
Juan Diaz won a 12 round UD over Julien Lorcy - WBA Lightweight Title.
2000, Madison, Square Garden, New York:
Shane Mosley TKO'd Antonio Diaz in the 6th round - WBC Welterweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Alex Stewart in the 8th round - WBC Continental
Americas Heavyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe TKO'd Garing Lane in the 4th round.
Hector Camacho Jr. won a 10 round UD over Joe Hutchinson.
1995, Sun City, South Africa:
Phillip Holiday won a 12 round UD over Rocky Martinez - IBF Lightweight
Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Eddie Croft in the 7th round - WBO
Super Bantamweight Title.
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Julio Cesar Portillo in the 2nd round - IBC
Super Bantamweight Title.
Riddick Bowe TKO'd Evander Holyfield in the 8th round - 3rd Fight of this
Classic Trilogy.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn KO'd Juan Roldan in the 8th round - IBF Middleweight Title.
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round MD over James Kinchen - Vacant WBO
Super Middleweight Title.
Robert Hines won a 12 round UD over Matthew Hilton - IBF Light Middleweight
Title.

  Quick Results From Tucson, AZ  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Welterweight Juan Carlos Abreu lands a right hand en route to a his eighth round technical knockout victory over Jesus Soto Karass at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.


Undefeated and current Junior NABF Super Featherweight Champion Ryan Garcia lands a left hand en route to a third-round technical knockout victory over Cesar Valenzuela.


Undefeated super featherweight prospect Hector Tanajara, Jr. throws a right hand en route to a unanimous decision victory over Jesus Serrano.


Super Bantamweight prospect Rafael Gramajo on German Meraz in their six-round fight that ended in a majority draw.


Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Cesar Diaz lands a right hand en route to a fifth-round technical knockout victory over Pedro Melo.


Super lightweight prospect Christopher Gonzalez lands a right hand en route to a six-round unanimous decision victory over Jesus Arevalo.


  Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne II
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Ed Diller - DiBella Entertainment

WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and former world champion Bermane Stiverne went face-to-face and exchanged words onstage Thursday at the final press conference before they battle in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING main event this Saturday, November 4 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
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  Weights From Studio City, Ca.  
Zachary Wohlman 149.0 vs. Moris Rodriguez 149.5
Brandyn Lynch 153.5 vs. Jordan Marriott 155.2
Damien Lopez 146.6 vs. Derion Chapman 146.6
Miguel Alcantara 121.6 vs. Adrian Rodriguez 123.6
Jessy Martinez 152 vs. Nam Phan 152
Steven Pichardo 158.6 vs. Donnis Reed 159.5
Albert Leyva 165.5 vs. Sheldon Payne 165.5
Rudy Garcia 116 vs. Yezber Romero 115.4
Stelios Papadopoulos 141 vs. Martin Angel Martinez 139.5
Alexander Enriquez 120 vs. Victor Torres 120

Venue: Sportsmen’s Lodge, Studio City, California
Promoter: Bash Boxing


  Thomas LaManna To Now Face Samuel Amoako
Nov. 18 At The Claridge In Atlantic City
 
Tough veteran Samuel Amoako steps in for Tomas Mendez to fight popular welterweight contender Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna in a scheduled ten-round bout for the LBF Intercontinental welterweight title on Saturday, November 18th at The Claridge in Atlantic City.
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  Anthony Young Headlines Dec. 16 At The Claridge  
Local favorite Anthony "Juice" Young will headline a special night of action dubbed "Boardwalk Brawls 2" on Saturday, December 16th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. Young of Atlantic City has a record of 18-2 with six knockouts, and is riding a seven fight winning streak. The 29 year-old Young is a six-year veteran who has garnered wins over Jose Javier Calderon (4-1), and is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over 56-fight veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez on August 19th at The Claridge.
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  Jeff Horn Defends WBO Welterweight Title
Against Gary Corcoran Dec. 13 From Brisbane
 
Boxing's Cinderella Man and Brisbane, Australia’s favorite son, Jeff “The Hornet” Horn, returns to the ring in the first defense of the world title he won off the legendary Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) will be risking his newly-minted World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown against Top-10 contender Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs), of London. It will be the Brit's first fight outside the United Kingdom. The Horn vs. Corcoran world welterweight championship fight will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at the Brisbane Convention Centre and will be televised live and exclusively at 6:30 a.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes .
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  Dmitry Bivol Teleconference Transcript  
Vadim Kornilov - Manager of Dmitry Bivol: It's a pleasure to get in touch with everybody one last time before the fight. I just flew in and met with the team and it's a pleasure to talk to everybody and we're looking forward to a great event. This will be the first world title defense for Dmitry. It is a pleasure working with Main Events, HBO, Matchroom Boxing and everybody. Thank you very much.
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  On This Day: Nov 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Friant, California:
Montell Griffin won a 12 round UD over George Khalid Jones - Vacant NABF
Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Lubeck, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Pietro Aurino in the 6th round - WBC Cruiserweight
Title.
Armand Kranjnc won a 12 round UD over Paolo Roberto - WBO Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Zab Judah in the 2nd round- WBC, WBA, IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Mohamad Abdulaev TKO'd Miguel Angel Ruiz in the 5th round.
2000, Sydney, Australia:
Kali Meehan TKO'd Danny Buzza in the 1st round - Vacant IBF Pan-Pacific
Heavyweight Title.
Vic Darchiniyan won a 6 round Decision over Sande Kizito.
1996, Chiba, Japan:
George Foreman won a 12 round UD over Crawford Grimsley - WBU Heavyweight Title.
Tommy Morrison TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 1st round.
1990, Taegu, Korea:
Bong Jun Kim won a 12 round MD over Silverio Barcenas - WBA Minimumweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Stevenson Will Probably Defend His World Title Against Alvarez January 27th In Québec City
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson, will probably defend his title against his mandatory challenger, the Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez, Junuary 27th at the Videotron Centre in Québec City.
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  Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne Media Workouts  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and former world champion Bermane Stiverne showed off their power and skills at the media workout Wednesday in Brooklyn before they meet in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, November 4 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
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  Weights From Tucson, AZ - ESPN2  
Jesus Soto Karass 146.6 vs. Juan Carlos Abreu 147
Ryan Garcia 129.8 vs. Cesar Valenzuela 129.8
Hector Tanajara 129.6 vs. Jesus Serrano 129.6
Rafael Gramajo 127.8 vs. German Meraz 129
Cesar Diaz 119.4 vs. Pedro Melo 119.2
Christopher Gonzalez 138.6 vs. Jesus Arevalo 132.4

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


  Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing Stacked Card Hits Resorts World Casino NYC In Queens, Nov. 18  
Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing presents a stacked card of world class professional boxing with their return to New York City for “Real Deal Championship Boxing IV”, Saturday, November 18 at Resorts World Casino NYC in Queens, New York, it was announced today.
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  Fighter Spotlight: Dmitry Bivol  
WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) is slated to defend his title against Trent Broadhurst (20-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday in Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo and live on HBO Boxing After Dark® at 5:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). Bivol was elevated from Interim Champion to Regular Champion by the WBA after former WBA Super World Champion Andre Ward retired and former WBA Regular Champion Badou Jack vacated. This will be Bivol's first voluntary defense of the belt and his fourth fight this year. He became the interim champion when he dethroned Felix Valera, and handed the Dominican boxer his only defeat, in May 2016.
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  On This Day: Nov 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 rd. UD over Johnny Tapia in a non-title bout.
1995, Austin, Texas:
Ike Ibeabuchi KO’d Jeff Lampkin in the 2nd round of a non-title bout . Such a shame. Ike may have been the biggest thing in boxing in many moons.
1991, San Bernadino, Ca:
Ike Quartey TKO’d Kelcie Banks in the 7th round.
1984, New York, Ny:
Carlos Santos won a 15 round decision over Mark Medal to win the IBF Jr. Middleweight Championship.
1907, San Francisco, Ca:
Jack Johnson KO’d Fireman Jim Flynn in the 11th round of a non-title bout.

  Bivol On The Light Heavyweight Division  
WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) is slated to defend his title against Trent Broadhurst (20-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday in Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo and live on HBO Boxing After Dark® at 5:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and will be Bivol's first title defense as WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion.
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  Nov. 2 Edition Of Golden Boy Boxing
On ESPN Media Workout Quotes
 
Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass (28-12-4, 18 KOs) hosted a media workout today at the Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center in Tucson, Arizona ahead of his 10-round welterweight fight against Juan Carlos "Merengue" Abreu (19-3-1, 18 KOs) in the main event of the Nov. 2 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Ryan "Kingry" Garcia (11-0, 10 KOs), who will compete in the co-main event in the first defense of his Junior NABF Super Featherweight title against Cesar Valenzuela (14-5-1, 5 KOs), also participated in today's event. Cesar Diaz (6-0, 5 KOs), the bantamweight prospect who will return in a six-round fight, and Christopher Gonzalez, the 140-pound prospect who will make his professional debut, took part as well.
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  Selina Barrios Assembles Dynamic Team  
After two pro fights, super-lightweight female sensation, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (2-0, 1 KO), who hails from San Antonio, TX, has assembled a dynamic team to help guide her the pinnacle of women's boxing.

Dr. Charles Campbell and his son Colin Campbell from Corpus Christi, TX, will co-manage Selina Barrios. Colin will handle the day to day operations, while Dr. Charles will help guide her career as a boxer, and personal pursuits in her professional life.
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  On This Day: Nov 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 7 round TD over Derrick Gainer - WBA, IBF
Featherweight Titles.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Phillip N'Dou in the 7th round - WBC Lightweight
Title.
2002, Semarang, Indonesia:
Chris John won a 10 round UD over Ratanachi Sor Vorapin.
Sacramento, California:
Oscar Larios TKO'd Willie Jorrin in the 1st round - WBC Super Bantamweight
Title.
1996, Indio, California:
Danny Romero TKO'd Hipolito Saucedo in the 12th round - IBF Super Flyweight
Title.
Lou Savarese TKO'd Buster Mathis Jr. in the 7th round - Vacant USBA
Heavyweight Title.
Shane Mosley TKO'd Ramon Felix in the 1st round.
Joel Casamayor won a 6 round Decision over Oscar Gonzalez.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Pascal Will Face Elbiali Dec. 8 In Miami
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Jean Pascal (31-5-0) will try to give an extension to his boxing career December 8th, when he will face the Egyptian Ahmed Elbiali in the ring of the Hialeah Park Casino in Miami. Elbiali, who has a perfect record of 16-0-0, is considered as one of the best prospects on the international scene. Pascal, on his side, lost three of his last five bouts. The Montrealer is 35 years old.
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  Sonny Fredrickson Back In Action Nov. 1
At The WBA Convention's Night Of Boxing
 
Victory Sports & Entertainment's highly touted Junior Welterweight, Sonny "Pretty Boy" Fredrickson (17-0 11 Kos) will return to the ring tomorrow at the WBA Convention's boxing card taking place in Medellin, Colombia.

The WBA is hosting its 96th Annual Convention in Medellin, Colombia from October 30 through November 2nd. As it does at every convention, the WBA will be helping to stage a boxing card for all of the boxing luminaries in attendance. As the 9th ranked fighter in the WBA's Junior Welterweight rankings, the WBA chose Sonny for one of the highly coveted slots.
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  Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias
Teleconference Transcript
 
EDDIE HEARN: When I saw Luis Arias fight on the Kovalev-Ward undercard, I thought 'This is a guy that really excited me.' He had plenty of charisma and he loves to fight and he could become a star on November 11. In the other corner a very determined Daniel Jacobs, trying to recapture the title and trying to pick up more championship belts and potentially unify the division. He's a honest a kid if I ever saw one and since the press conference in New York Danny Jacobs has been extremely motivated. I believe that his team and certainly I and Roc Nation know all about the threat of Luis Arias and I think this is a great fight.
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  Jared Miller vs. Mariusz Wach
Teleconference Transcript
 
EDDIE HEARN: This big fight on November 11 is very important in the heavyweight division. Jarrell Miller is making big waves is the US right now and of course in the world rankings and Mariusz who has been, for a long time, they come together and they meet in a pivotal clash on November 11. Both guys are looking for a chance at the world title. While this is not an official eliminator for the world title, one thing is for sure, the winner, I believe, will fight for a world title and the loser will not. This is a huge for both of their careers and is part of a huge show with Danny Jacobs headlining against Luis Arias in a great fight and Cletus Seldin against Roberto Ortiz.
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  Devin Haney Camp Quotes  
As his November 4th date approaches, unbeaten super-lightweight prospect, 18-year old phenom, Devin "The Dream" Haney (17-0, 11 KOs), shares his thoughts on training camp and more, as he prepares for his fight with Hamza Sempewo (14-8, 7 KOs) of Kampala, Uganda.
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  Valley Fight Night Pro Boxing Show Returns
This Friday At Sportsmen's Lodge In Studio City
 
The ONLY regular professional boxing show in the 818 returns to the World Famous Sportsmen's Lodge Events Center in Studio City, California on Friday, November 3, 2017 as our newest sponsor, GALPIN MAZDA, presents another installment of VALLEY FIGHT NIGHT.

Some of the best young boxing prospects in Southern California will once again be on display as Bash Boxing, Lights Out Promotions, and PR Sports have scheduled 10 professional boxing bouts featuring several boxers from the San Fernando Valley.
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  Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Ent.
Hits Providence, Rhode Island Dec. 1
 
Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity under his Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, presents ‘Real Deal Championship Boxing V’, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing on Friday, December 1 at The Strand Ballroom and Theater in Providence, RI and telecast live on CBS Sports Network, it was announced today.
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  On This Day: Oct 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Panama City, Panama:
Luis Pineda TKO'd Miguel Angel Aguirre in the 9th round WBO Latino
Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Pusan, South Korea:
Jong Kwon Baek won a 12 round SD over Lakva Sim - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round MD over Danny Romero - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Naseem Hamed won a 12 round UD over Wayne McCullough - WBO Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Richie Wenton in the 4th round - Vacant WBO
Super Bantamweight Title.
Ricky Hatton KO'd Kevin Carter in the 1st round.
1992, London, England:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Razor Ruddock in the 2nd round -Non-Title.
Crisanto Espana TKO'd Meldrick Taylor in the 8th round - WBA Welterweight
Title.
Seoul, Korea:
Sung Kil Moon won a 12 round MD over Greg Richardson - WBC Super Flyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clayton Signs With The Eye Of The Tiger Management
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The welterweight Custio Clayton, one of the best prospects of the Canadian pro boxing, confirmed his decision to join The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group. A fighter from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Clayton (12-0-0) signed a contract with the GYM Group in 2014, when he decided to become a pro boxer and moved in Montréal.
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  "Collegiate Fight Night" Homecoming For Two West Point Cadet Boxers Luca LoConte Botis & Jack Ward  
"Collegiate Fight Night", presented by the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) in association with USA Boxing, on Saturday night (7 p.m. ET start), November 11, will be a homecoming for a pair of West Point Cadets boxers with close ties to the town of Winchester (MA), Luca LoConte Botis and Jack Ward.
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  On This Day: Oct 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Juarez, Mexico:
Cesar Bazan won a 12 round MD over Mauro Lucero to retain the WBC Lightweight Championship.
Biloxi, Missippi:
King Arthur Williams TKO’d Imamu Mayfield in the 9th round to win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1993, Johannesburg, South Africa:
Orzubek Nazarov won a 12 round UD over Dingaan Thobela to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Michael Carbajal TKO’d Domingo Sosa in the 5th round to retain the WBC & IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya KO’d Narciso Valenzuela in the 1st round after being down once himself. This was De La Hoya’s 11th win in as many tries, with 10 being Knockouts.
Verno Phillips TKO’d Lupe Aquino in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Light Middleweight Championship.
1992, Istres, France:
Steve Robinson won an 8 round decision over Stephane Haccoun.
And in one of the biggest bouts ever:
1974, Kinshasa, Zaire Africa:
Muhammad Ali KO’d George Foreman in the 8th round to win the World Heavyweight championship. This famed “Rumble in the Jungle”.

  Unified Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua Stops Mandatory Challenger Carlos Takam In 10  
Photos: Credit Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Undefeated and Unified Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua stopped IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam in the 10th round on Saturday night at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, where the British sensation improved to 20 wins, all by knockout, and retained both his IBF and WBA world title belts.
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  On This Day: Oct 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Samuel Kebede in the 1st round - WBO Featherweight
Title.
Masantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton TKO'd James Crawford in the 3rd round - Vacant NABC
Super Middleweight Title.
1999, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl KO'd Homer Gibbins in the 7th round - European Bantamweight
Title.
Indianapolis, Indiana:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Reggie Strickland in the 2nd round.
James Butler KO'd Bryant Brannon in the 7th round - USBA Super Middleweight
Title.
1995, Suphan Buri, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Jack Russell in the 2nd round - IBF Minimumweight
Title.
1993, Korsoer, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won on 4th round DQ over Eduardo Nazario - WBO
Super Flyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
First Loss For Ulysse Jr.
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - NABF North American super lightweight champion, the Montrealer Yves Ulysse Jr, who was hoping to be ranked in the Top 10 in the world before the end of the year, suffered of his first loss in pro boxing Friday evening in the ring of the Metropolis Centre in Montréal.
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  Daniel Jacobs Media Day  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom Boxing

In the main event on Saturday, Nov. 11, Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs battle undefeated Luis Arias in a twelve-round middleweight bout at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Rey Vargas vs. Oscar Negrete In
Co-Main Event To Cotto vs. Ali
 
Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs), the undefeated 122-pound champion from Mexico City, Mexico, will make the second defense of his WBC World Super Bantamweight Title against NABF Bantamweight Champion Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs) of Tierraalta, Colombia in the 12-round co-main event of the showdown between Miguel Cotto and Sadam "World Kid" Ali for the WBO World Junior Middleweight Title on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Kovalev Reveals New Trainer  
When asked about the personnel change, Kovalev's manager, Egis Klimas replied, "I'm just happy that Sergey found someone who can train him and I'm happy that Sergey is listening to somebody, which means a lot because I believe the trainer needs to have the respect from the fighter and it can't be the other way. If fighter goes to the trainer and tells him what to do, he's not the trainer. The trainer needs to tell the fighter what should be done."
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  Weights From Cardiff, Wales - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Anthony Joshua 254.25 vs. Carlos Takam 235.5
(WBA & IBF Heavyweight Titles)

Khalid Yafai 114.5 vs. Sho Ishida 114.5
(WBA Super Flyweight Title)
Dillian Whyte 247.5 vs. Robert Helenius 248.5
(Vacant WBC Silver Heavyweight Title)
Frank Buglioni 174.5 vs. Craig Richards 173

Venue: Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Mexico City  
Antonio Moran 135 vs. Salvador Briseno 135
Gerson Aguilar 132 vs. Gabriel Perea 132
Hector Cruz 130 vs. Geovanni De Jesus 127
Mario Alberto Garcia 158 vs. Julio Cesar Olivera 159
Kevin Salgado 155 vs. Mario Israel Vera 155
Juan Carlos Gonzalez 118 vs. Daniel Garcia 119
Jose Rojas 112 vs. Adrian Luna 109

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas


  On This Day: Oct 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Thomas Tate KO'd Joseph Kiwanuka in the 11th round - NABF Super Middleweight Title.
Omar Sheika won a 6 round UD over Pat Pernsley.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Benito Fernandez in the 3rd round.
1995, London, England:
Billy Schwer TKO'd Ditau Molefyane in the 8th round - Commonwealth
Lightweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Stephen Wilson in the 8th round - Vacant British
Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Greg Haugen TKO'd Gert Bo Jacobsen in the 10th round - IBF Lightweight
Title.
1987, London, England:
Jorge Vaca won an 8 round TD over Lloyd Honeyghan - WBC Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Primo Ramos KO'd Frankie Randall in the 2nd round - NABF Lightweight Title.
Milt McCrory won a 12 round UD over Herman Cavasuela - NABF
Light Middleweight Title.

 

Joshua vs. Takam Weigh-In
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  Shawn Porter vs. Adrian Granados
Training Camp Quotes
 
Former champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter and hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados will look to steal the show when they meet in a 12-round welterweight world title elimination bout on Saturday, November 4 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
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  Undefeated Super Flyweight Contender Jose Martinez vs. Jesus Martinez Headlines Nov. 16  
Two of the best boxers from Puerto Rico and Colombia will meet in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Thursday, Nov. 16 as undefeated contender Jose "Chiquiro" Martinez (19-0-1, 12 KOs) from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico takes on Jesus Martinez (23-2, 11 KOs) of Monteria, Colombia in the 10-round super flyweight main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. ESPN Deportes will transmit the fights live from The Poliforum Benito Juárez in Cancun, Mexico at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. PT. The ESPN2 tape delayed transmission begins at 11:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. CT/8:30 p.m. PT. ESPN3 coverage of the undercard fights will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. PT.
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  Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Unified Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua and IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam faced off at the National Museum in Cardiff on Thursday during the final press conference for their heavyweight blockbuster this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from sold-out Principality Stadium.
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  Undefeated Lightweight Prospect
Josh O'Reilly Ready To Step Up In Class
 
Fresh off his International Boxing Association (IBA) Inter-Continental title-winning performance, undefeated Canadian lightweight sensation Josh "Dubs" O'Reilly is ready to step up in class in terms of facing world-class opponents.

The 26-year-old O'Reilly (10-0, 4 KOs), who fights with the fury of his Irish heritage, knocked out his Mexican opponent, Oscar "Elegante" Arjona (13-7, 5 KOs) in the fifth round of their October 21st fight at Hersey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, for the vacant IBA Inter-Continental championship.
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  Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Now For
WBO Light Heavyweight World Title
 
The World Boxing Organization voted today at their annual convention to sanction the upcoming battle at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 25 between former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) and Vyacheslav "Lion Heart" Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight World Title.

  Yes Indeed Mike Reed Can Upset Jose Ramirez  
Undefeated Top-10 contender MIKE "Yes Indeed" REED loves home cooking and on Saturday, November 11, he is looking forward to digging into several servings at the expense of his opponent World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight champion JOSE RAMÍREZ. Reed (23-0, 12 KOs), from Waldorf, MD, is all that stands between Ramírez (20-0, 15 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., and his first world title shot. The WBC has already sanctioned the fight between Ramírez and Amir Imam, world-rated No. 3 and No. 1, respectively, for the vacant WBC super lightweight world title. Scheduled for 10 rounds, the Ramírez - Reed title fight will take place in Ramírez's backyard, the Save Mart Center at Fresno State and headline "Fight For Water," an exciting card benefitting the California Latino Water Coalition.
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  Weights From Germany - WBSS - Audience  
Hometown hero Juergen Braehmer (75,7 kg) (48-3, 35 KOs) and Rob Brant (75,3 kg) (22-0, 15 KOs) are ready for Saturday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final in Schwerin, Germany.

  On This Day: Oct 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Freddie Pendleton in the 2nd round - WBU
Light Welterweight Title.
Eamonn Magee won a 12 round Decision over Matthews Zulu - Commonwealth
Light Welterweight Title.
Junior Witter TKO'd Colin Mayisela in the 2nd round.
Michael Gomez TKO'd Craig Docherty in the 2nd round - British
Super Featherweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Pavel Melnikov in the 12th round - WBO
Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Title.
2000, Oroville, California:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Dorin Spivey in the 8th round - NABF Lightweight Title.
Montebello, California:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 2nd round.
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Luis Antonio Martinez in the 3rd round.
1996, Bangkok, Thailand:
Daorung Chuvatana TD'd Nana Konadu in the 10th round - WBA Bantamweight
Title.
1995, Boston, Massachusetts:
Dana Rosenblatt won a 12 round Decision over Floyd Williams - WBC
Continental Americas Middleweight Title.

  WBC Fighters Give Back For Red Ribbon Week  
By Barbara Pinnella
Wednesday morning several popular WBC fighters went to Torrance Elementary School to speak and interact with the kids. Most of the children were between five and 11 years of age. Their appearance was for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon is a drug awareness program, a very important issue for the children of today.
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Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam
Final Press Conference Live Stream
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  Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Public Workouts  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Unified Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua and IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam worked out in front of approximately 1,400 fans on Wednesday at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, just three days before they square off this Saturday live on SHOWTIME.
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  Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne II Teleconference Transcript  
Lou DiBella: Thanks everybody for joining us for this call for the November 4 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING show live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

This card is headlined by the Heavyweight Championship of the World -- the WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World -- between Deontay Wilder the champion, and the mandatory challenger for his title -- Bermane Stiverne.
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  Undefeated Junior Welterweight KO Artist Shoh Ergashev Added To Jacobs vs. Arias Undercard  
The one to watch, 25-year-old knockout sensation Shohjahon "Descendant of Tamerlane" Ergashev has been added to the untelevised undercard of the Saturday, November 11, Danny Jacobs vs. Luis Arias and Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach boxing event at NYCB LIVE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
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  Undefeated Prospect Tyrone James Added To Jacobs vs. Arias Nov. 11 Undercard At Nassau Coliseum  
Undefeated all-action welterweight prospect Tyrone 'Pretty Boy' James, (5-0, 3 KO's), of Elmont, NY faces veteran Daniel Sostre, (13-14-1, 5 KO's), in a six round clash on Saturday, November 11 from Long Island's NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the non-televised portion of the HBO World Championship Boxing tripleheader, it was announced by Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing.
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  Gavronski Eyeing NABA Title, Top 10 World Ranking  
A title, a top 10 world ranking and continued domination in his hometown will all be on the line when Mike Gavronski steps into the ring on Nov. 18.

Gavronski will fight Andrew Hernandez for the vacant WBA-North American Boxing Association Super Middleweight championship in the main event of Battle at the Boat 113 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
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  On This Day: Oct 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Davao City, Phillipines:
Manny Pacquiao KO'd Phafrakorb Rakkietgym in the 1st round, IBF Super
Bantamweight Title.
Carnival City, South Africa:
Cassius Baloyi TKO'd Mbulelo Botile in the 11th round, IBO
Super Featherweight Title.
Sebastian Rothman TKO'd Anthony Bigeni in the 5th round, Vacant IBO
Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Hatyai, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam won a 8 round TD over Alex Baba, WBC Flyweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Ablorh Sowah in the 10th round, Vacant NABF
Bantamweight Title.
Bronco McKart won a 12 round SD over Alex Bunema, IBF Light Middleweight
Title Eliminator.
Robert Allen TKO'd Marlon Hayes in the 2nd round, Vacant USBA Middleweight
Title.
1996, Liverpool, England:
Shea Neary won a 12 round UD over Darryl Tyson, Vacant WBU
Light Welterweight Title.

  Barrera vs. Valera Added To Kovalev
vs. Shabranskyy As HBO Co-Feature
 
The upcoming battle between former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev and Vyacheslav "Lion Heart" Shabranskyy already has fans buzzing. Now this much-anticipated event on Saturday, November 25 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden will also include another exciting bout in the light heavyweight division between Cuban Sullivan Barrera (20-1, 14 KOs) and former WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Felix "Mangu" Valera (15-1, 13 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. The bout will serve as the televised co-feature of HBO World Championship Boxing telecast which begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. This bout is presented by Main Events in association with Shuan Boxing Promotions, LLC.
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  Braehmer: "I Am Not Underestimating Brant"  
Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) has respect for Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs), but is confident in advancing to the semi-finals after Friday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final clash in Schwerin, Germany.

“I have never underestimated an opponent and I will not underestimate Brant either,” said 39-year-old Braehmer at Tuesday’s public workout in Schwerin.
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  Joey Tiberi Jr. Takes On Justin Savi Nov. 11
At The Hockessin PAL In Hockessin, Delaware
 
Popular lightweight Joey Tiberi will square off with Justin Savi in the main event in an eight-round bout for the USBU Lightweight title at the Hockessin PAL in Hockessin, Delaware on Saturday night, November 11th. Tiberi of Newark, Delaware has a record of 15-2 with eight knockouts. The 31 year-old Tiberi is on a three fight winning streak, and coming off a 2nd round stoppage over Marlon Lewis on June 23rd in New Castle, Delaware.
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  Khattab Aims To Get Career
Back On Track Against Mittag
 
Danish middleweight Abdul Khattab (15-2, 4 KOs) is aiming to get his career back on track when he takes on Ronny Mittag (30-2-1, 15 KOs) on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final between Juergen Braehmer and Rob Brant on October 27 at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Germany.
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  On This Day: Oct 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Leavander Johnson won a 12 round MD over Julian Wheeler - IBF Lightweight
Title Eliminator.
2001, Irvine, California:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Felipe Ramirez in the 5th round - Non-Title.
Inglewood, California:
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Joey Guy in the 1st round - Non-Title.
1999, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
Victoriano Sosa won a 12 round decision over Ambioris Figuero - WBC Fecarbox
Lightweight Title.
Joan Guzman TKO'd Francisco DeLeon in the 11th round - Dominican Republic
Featherweight Title.
1998, Melbourne, Australia:
Sam Soliman won an 8 round UD over Dale Westerman - Non Title.
1997, Queensferry, England:
Paul Lloyd won a 12 round decision over Francis Ampofo - British &
Commonwealth Bantamweight Title.
Zaragoza, Spain:
Billy Schwer KO'd Oscar Cano in the 10th round - European Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Lemieux: "I Will Leave The Place Bell
With The WBO Belt In My Hand"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer David Lemieux promised to his fans that he will realize their dreams… and his dream, in December. December 16th in the ring of the Place Bell in Laval (a Montréal northern suburb), Lemieux (38-3-0), a former IBF middleweight champion of the world, will try to dethrone the British Billy Joe Saunders (25-0-0) as WBO 160 pounds champion of the world. This championship bout will be televised by HBO.
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  Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux Press Conference  
Photos: Vincent Ethier - Eye of the Tiger Management

There was a lot of hostility in the air today, while the WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) and former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) were hosting a press conference to discuss their upcoming showdown to be held on Dec. 16 at the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec. Saunders vs. Lemieux is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management, in association with Frank Warren, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Unified Heavyweight World Champion
Anthony Joshua Teleconference Transcript
 
Unified and undefeated heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua spoke to members of the media on a SHOWTIME-hosted conference call to discuss his upcoming title defense against IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam. The fight will be televised LIVE on SHOWTIME at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT from Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
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  Olympian Nico Hernandez
Fighting For First Pro Title Dec. 2
 
2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez will be fighting for his first professional title on Saturday, December 2, when he takes on Hungarian invader Jozsef "Little Red" Ajtai in the eight-round main event for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) Flyweight Championship, headlining "KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory" at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
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  Rahman Jr. Opponent Chickens Out In Ring, Seconds Before Scheduled Fight  
The young career of heavyweight contender Hasim Rahman Jr. took an unexpected turn last week, as his scheduled opponent, Joseph Coats, decided not to fight, while in the ring during the introductions and literally left the ring and returned to the locker room.
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  On This Day: Oct 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sheffield, England:
Clinton Woods TKO'd Jason DeLisle in the 12th round of an IBF
Light Heavyweight Title eliminator.
2003, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Rudy Markussen KO'd James Crawford in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO
Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Title.
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over David Guerault to retain the WBA
Bantamweight Title.
Mikkel Kessler TKO'd Henry Porras in the 9th round to win the WBC
International Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round SD over Charles Brewer to win the IBF
Super Middleweight Title.
Hamburg, Germany:
Artur Grigorian won a 10 round TD over Giorgio Campanella to retain the WBO
Lightweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Mario Schiesser in the 2nd round to win the Vacant
European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid won a 12 round UD over James Coker to win the WBC Continental
Americas Light Middleweight Title.
Roberto Garcia KO'd Ramon Ledon in the 5th round to retain the IBF
Super Featherweight Title.

 

Murat Gassiev KO 3 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
Photo Gallery

Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Murat Gassiev KO 3 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
Mateusz Masternak W RTD 7 Stivens Bujaj
Maciej SuleckiW UD 10 Jack Culcay
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  Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail &
Michael Jr. All Score TKO's In Their Hometown
 
The Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail, and Michael Jr., who are guided by Witness Sports Management's Greg Hannely and Jared Shaw, all scored knockout victories last night at the Shrine Temple, in Macon, Georgia, their hometown.

Maliek Montgomery (2-0, 2 KOs) dominated Calvin Smith (2-12), winning by 3rd round TKO. Mikhail Montgomery (1-0 1 KO), destroyed Tony Jones, scoring an impressive 2nd round TKO. Michael Montgomery Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) defeated Edwin Aceves (0-2) with a 3rd TKO.
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  On This Day: Oct 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Berlin, Germany:
Vivian Harris TKO'd Oktay Urkal in the 11th round to retain the WBA
Light Welterweight Title.
1999, Telford, England:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Richie Woodhall to win the WBC
Super Middleweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Roberto Garcia in the 7th round to win the IBF
Super Featherweight Title.
Augie Sanchez TKO'd Daniel Jimenez in the 6th round.
David Tua TKO'd Shane Sutcliffe in the 2nd round.
Mike Tyson and Orlin Norris 1st round NC.
Ft Worth, Texas:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Saohin Srithai Condo in the 12th round
to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1995, Inglewood, California:
Winky Wright TKO'd Young Dick Tiger in the 9th round.
1993, Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Anthony Stephens in the 10th round to retain the IBF
Welterweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Jorge Julio to win the WBA Bantamweight
Title.
Arturo Gatti KO'd Derek Francis in the 1st round.

  Alberto Machado Knocks Out Jezreel Corrales
To Capture WBA World Super Featherweight Title
 
Photos: Matt Heasley - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Puerto Rico earned yet another world champion this year as Alberto "Explosivo" Machado (19-0, 16 KOs) knocked out Jezreel "El Invisible" Corrales (22-2, 8 KOs) in the eighth round of a scheduled 12-round fight to become the WBA World Super Featherweight Champion at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. Along with Miguel Cotto and Jesus Rojas, Machado is the third boxer from Puerto Rico to win a world title within the past two months.
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  Demetrius Andrade Wins 12-Round Unanimous Decision Over Alantez Fox In Middleweight Debut  
Two-Time undefeated world champion Demetrius Andrade made a successful debut as a middleweight by winning a dominant 12-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Alantez Fox at The Turning Stone Resort Casino.

The bout was the co-feature bout of an HBO Boxing After Dark® tripleheader.

In round one, Andrade rocked Fox with a blistering straight left hand. Fox was wobbled badly, and Andrade jumped on Fox. After landing several hard follow up shots, Fox was able to hold on and get out of the first frame. Andrade was dominant as he continued to land swift combinations at will. That opening flurry caused Fox to engage very sporadically during the fight
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  Karim Mayfield, Raquel Miller & Xavier
Martinez Victorious In San Francisco
 
Last night at the historic San Francisco Armory, the "Back to Business" card took place with local fighters, Karim Mayfield, Raquel Miller and Xavier Martinez moving forward with victories.

Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (20-4-1, 11 KOs), cruised to a 6-round unanimous decision over outmatched Miguel Dumas (10-0, 7 KOs), giving him his first defeat. With the win, Mayfield captures he the WBU Welterweight Americas Belt. Scorecards read 60-54 twice, and 55-54.
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  On This Day: Oct 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Reno, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO’d Reynante Jamili in a non-title bout.
1999, Detroit, Michigan:
Chris Byrd TKO’d Val Smith in the 2nd Round at the Joe Louis Arena.
Naseem Hamed won a 12 round Decision over Cesar Soto to retain the WBO, and win the WBC Featherweight Championship.
Erik Morales won a 12 round decision over Wayne McCullough to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight title.
1994, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round UD over Francisco Segura to retain the IBF Featherweight Title. 
Then way back in 1966, Mexico City:
Carlos Ortiz TKO’d Sugar Ramos in the 5th round to retain the World Lightweight championship.

  Zarate vs. Esquivel Fight Ends Early After Accidental Headbutt; Rodriguez Wins War Over Villarraga  
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

We spent the evening back in Ontario, CA at the Doubletree Hotel for the Thompson Boxing Promotions show, Path to Glory. The main event featured Isaac Zarate (13-3-3, 2 KOs) going up against Christian Esquivel (29-12-1, 22 KOs) in a bout that was scheduled for eight rounds in the featherweight division.
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  Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports
& Entertainment Results From Atlanta
 
The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, presented an outstanding 10-bout card Thursday night, October 19 from Atlanta, Georgia telecast nationally on CBS Sports Network.

The event was part of a full fight week of activities celebrating Holyfield’s induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame this past June along with his 55th birthday on Thursday.
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  Weights From Verona, NY - HBO  
Photos: Matt Heasley - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Jezreel Corrales 133.25* vs. Alberto Machado 130
(WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title)
*Corrales failed to make 130 lbs. and has lost the title at the scales. Only Machado can win the title, otherwise it becomes vacant


Demetrius Andrade 159.5 vs. Alantez Fox 160

Lamont Roach 132 vs. Luis Hinojosa 131.5
D’Mitrius Ballard 171 vs. Jaime Solorio 172
Ruben Villa 127.25 vs. German Meraz 128
Luis Feliciano 139.75 vs. Istvan Dernanecz 136
Michael Dutchover 135 vs. Anthony De Jesus Ruiz 133.5
Alex Rincon 156 vs. Steven Andrade 153.5

Venue: Events Center at Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions, Banner Promotions, Star Boxing, Cotto Promotions, Thompson Boxing


  Weights From New Jersey - WBSS - AUDIENCE  
Murat Gassiev 199 vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk 199.5
(IBF Cruiserweight World Title - WBSS Cruiserweight Quarterfinal)

Jack Culcay 153 vs. Maciej Sulecki 153.4
Stivens Bujaj 200.6 vs. Mateusz Masternak 199.2

Venue: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
Promoter: Ringstar


  Weights From San Francisco  
Karim Mayfield 147 vs. Miguel Dumas 147
Raquel Miller 157 vs. Lisa Noel Williams 154
Xavier Martinez 131 vs. Raymond Chacon 125
Ricardo Pinell 165 vs. Carlos Ruiz 169
Willie Shaw 137 vs. Lennard Davis 137


  Weights From Tokyo  
Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam 158.25 vs. Ryota Murata 160
(WBA Middleweight Title)
Daigo Higa 112 vs. Thomas Masson 111.75
(WBC Flyweight Title)
Ken Shiro 107.5 vs. Pedro Guevara 107.5
(WBC Light Flyweight Title)

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.


  Brant: "I Don’t Care Who They
Fought, They Never Fought Me"
 
Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) is confident he will beat Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) in their Ali Trophy quarter-final clash on October 27 in Schwerin, Germany. In fact Brant is confident he will win the whole tournament.

27-year-old Brant was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but is now living and fighting out of Dallas, Texas. In this interview he take us back to where it all started and reveals his ambition to win the super middleweight division of the World Boxing Super Series.
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  On This Day: Oct 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Levallois, Paris, France:
Souleymane M'baye won a 12 round SD over Andreas Kotelnik in a WBA
Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
2000, London, Wembley, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round Decision over Jonathan Thaxton to win the Vacant
British Light Welterweight Title.
Jason Rowland won a 12 round UD over Viktor Baranov to win the Vacant WBU
Light Welterweight Title.
Danny Williams TKO'd Mark Potter in the 6th round to win the Vacant British
Heavyweight Title.
Mexico City, Mexico:
Javier Castillejo KO'd Javier Martinez in the 4th round to retain the WBC
Light Middleweight Title.
Jose Aguire KO'd Erdene Chuluun in the 4th round to retain the WBC
Minimumweight Title.
Jorge Arce TKO'd Jovan Presbitero in the 2nd round: WBC Youth
Light Flyweight Title.
Detroit, Michigan:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Emanuel Augustus in the 9th round.
1995, Salta, Argentina:
Yong-Soo Choi TKO'd Victor Paz in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBA
Super Featherweight Title
Puerto Princesa City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Renato Mendones in the 2nd round.

  Rosado Too Strong For Tapia  
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

With the backdrop of a concert set up as a time of healing from the tragedy that fell upon Las Vegas this month Golden Boy Promotions shared in the healing with a boxing card held at The Monte Carlo Casino. GBP invited first responders and other servicemen and women from the Las Vegas community to its boxing event in the wake of the October 1st incident.
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  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Isaac Zarate 123 vs. Christian Esquivel 122.5
Mohammed Rodriguez 138.5 vs. Cesar Villarraga 137.2
Saul Sanchez 117.6 vs. Nestor Ramos 118
Daniel Guzman 118.5 vs. Jose Mora 121.5
Brandon Trejo 131.7 vs. Carlos Apodaca 132.8

Venue: Doubletree Ontario
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Weights From Mexico City - Telemundo  
Carlos “Fino” Ruiz 130 vs. Miguel “Lobo” Montano 130
Omar Solano 130 vs. Luis Daniel Flores 130
Joel Cordoba 115 Vs, Juan Cabrera 115
Arturo Ivan Hernandez 118 vs. Ivan Carrillo 118
Miguel Angel Flores 135 vs. Luis Fernando Valtierra 135
Jonathan Meza 112 vs. Porfirio Gonzalez 112
Cristian Edwin Luna 118 vs. Juan Daniel Peralta 118

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr.-All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas


  Devin Haney Returns Nov. 4 In Atlanta, GA  
Undefeated super-lightweight prospect, 18-year old sensation, Devin "The Dream" Haney (17-0, 11 KOs), will make his return to the ring on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta. Haney, who resides in Las Vegas, NV, will square off against Hamza Sempewo (14-8, 7 KOs) of Kampala, Uganda. Haney vs. Sempewo, an 8-round bout in the super-lightweight division, will serve as the co-main event to heavyweight's, Devin "The General" Vargas (19-4, 7 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio, vs. Galen "Bad Boy" Brown (44-38-1, 25 KOs) of St. Joseph's, Missouri.
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  Montgomery Brothers Maliek, Mikhail & Michael Jr. Return To The Ring This Saturday  
Boxing returns to Macon, Georgia this Saturday, October 21st at the Shrine Temple as the Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail, and Michael Jr, all guided by Witness Sports Management's Greg Hannely and Jared Shaw, look to prove why they're the future of boxing atop a stacked card in the heart of the south.
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  Ruben Villa & Michael Dutchover On Non-Televised Undercard This Sat. At Turning Stone  
Heralded prospects, featherweight Ruben Villa (8-0, 4KOs) and junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (6-0, 4 KOs) will return to action this Saturday night on the non-televised portion of an HBO Boxing After Dark® card at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
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  Sosa vs. Castellanos Added To
Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Undercard
 
Two of the most experienced fighters in the stacked 130-pound division will continue the heated Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry when Jason "El Canito" Sosa (20-2-4, 14 KOs) takes on Robinson "Robin Hood" Castellanos (24-13, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on the televised undercard for Kovalev vs. Shabrankskyy. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 25 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: Oct 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Jorge Castro TKO'd Imamu Mayfield in the 9th round-IBF Cruiserweight Title
Eliminator.
Sydney, Australia:
Anthony Mundine KO'd Guy Waters in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Pan
Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Boston, Massachusetts:
Victor Polo won a 12 round UD over Angel Vazquez in a WBA Featherweight
Title Eliminator.
Auburn Hills, Michigan:
Zab Judah TKO'd Hector Quiroz in the 8th round to retain the IBF
Light Welterweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Andrew Golota in the 2nd round: Michigan Commission Changed
result to NC after Tyson tested Positive for Marijuana.
1994, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Bronco McKart TKO'd Engels Pedroza in the 7th round to retain the WBC
International Light Middleweight Title.
1992, Tokyo, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Yun-Un Chin to retain the WBC
Flyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Confirmed: Lemieux Will Fight Saunders For
The WBO World Title On Dec. 16 In Montreal
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management, the Montrealer businessman Camille Estephan, confirmed that the Montrealer David Lemieux will fight the British Billy Joe Saunders in a WBO middleweight championship of the world December 16th at the Bell Place in Laval, a northern suburb of Montréal.
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  Anthony Joshua Media Workout  
Photos: Mark Robinson - Matchroom Boxing

Unified Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua worked out for the media on Tuesday in Sheffield, England, as the undefeated British sensation continues preparation for his showdown against IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME from Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
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  Dmitry Bivol vs. Trent Broadhurst
Headlines Nov. 4 From Monte Carlo
 
Dmitry Bivol is regarded as one of the best up-and-coming talents in the light heavyweight division. Now, he makes his first 175-pound title defense, as well as his HBO debut, when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: DMITRY BIVOL VS. TRENT BROADHURST is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 4 at 5:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from Monaco’s Salle Medecin Monte Carlo, followed by a primetime replay that same evening at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT). 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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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN2  
Photo: Derrick Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Gabriel Rosado 159.8 vs. Glen Tapia 161

Venue: Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Atlanta - CBSSN  
Toka Kahn Clary 124.8 vs. David Berna 125.6
Rayonta Whitfield 118 vs. Mario Diaz 118
Joshua Davis 130.2 vs. Ray Lampkin 130
Joshua Temple 196 vs. Bryan Daniels 197.2
Marquis Moore 167.8 vs. Zachary Bunce 168.6
Lawrence Newton 117.2 vs. Jesus Rojas 113.6
JaNelson Bocachica 147 vs. Jeremiah Page 145.2
Justin Biggs 160 vs. Kendall Batts 169
Clay Harvison 162.8 vs. Jamal Brady 161.8

Venue: Georgia Freight Depot, Atlanta, GA
Promoter: Real Deal Boxing


  Jezreel Corrales & Alberto Machado Camp Notes  
There are just mere few days until Jezreel "El Invisible" Corrales (22-1-0, 8 KOs) and Alberto "Explosivo" Machado (18-0, 15 KOs) go toe to toe in their highly anticipated 12-round battle for Corrales' WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title this Saturday, Oct. 21 at Turning Stone Resort Casino. In the most important fight of their professional careers, both fighters shared their thoughts as they wrap up their respective training camps ahead of the championship main event, to be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Featherweight Prospects Luis Rosa & Yuandale Evans Headline Nov. 10 ShoBox From Cleveland, OH  
Undefeated featherweight Luis Rosa will face once-beaten Yuandale Evans in a 10-round matchup of 126-pound prospects looking to make a statement in one of boxing’s deepest divisions in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Nov. 10 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Masonic Temple & Performing Arts Center in Cleveland.
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  Gavronski vs. Hernandez
Headlines Battle At The Boat 113
 
Mike Gavronski will face Andrew Hernandez for the vacant WBA-North American Boxing Association Super Middleweight championship in the main event of Battle at the Boat 113 on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
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  Isaac Zarate Primed For Big Night Friday In Ontario, CA  
Super bantamweight Isaac Zarate (13-3-2, 2 KOs), fresh off routine sparring sessions with WBA world champion Danny Roman, looks to capitalize on his latest win against recent world title contender Carlos Carlson when he headlines the latest edition of "Path to Glory" this Friday, Oct. 20, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  Billy Joe Saunders To Defend WBO Championship Against David Lemieux In Montreal On Dec. 16  
Christmas will come early for boxing fans this year as WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) will put his belt on the line on Saturday, December 16 against former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) at a soon-to-be announced venue in Montreal, Canada. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: Oct 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland:
Alex Arthur KO'd Steve Conway in the 4th round to win the Vacant British
Super Featherweight Title.
Scott Harrison won a 12 round UD over Julio Pablo Chacon to win the WBO
Featherweight Title.
Reliant Park, Houston, Texas:
Vivian Harris TKO'd Diosbelys Hurtado in the 2nd round to win the WBA
Light Welterweight Title.
Juan Diaz TKO'd Roy Delgado in the 6th round.
Francisco Bojado won a 10 round UD over Frankie Sanchez.
2001, Kissimmee, Florida:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round round UD over Angel Chacon to win the WBC
Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title.
Worley, Idaho:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Johnny Walker in the 1st round.
1996, Frankfurt, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Brian LaSpada in the 11th round to retain the WBC
International Cruiserweight Title.
Johannesburg, South Africa:
Phillip Holiday won a 12 round UD over Joel Diaz to retain the IBF
Lightweight Title.

  Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali
New York City Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) and WBA International Welterweight Champion Sadam "World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) hosted a press conference today to formally announce their 12-round fight for Cotto's WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship. The action will take place at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Cotto will make his 24th appearance on the network and his 10th showcase at MSG in the final fight of his historic career as one of the most decorated and significant Puerto Rican fighters in boxing history.
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  Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Heavyweight World Championship Set For Oct. 28  
Carlos Takam has replaced Kubrat Pulev as the IBF mandatory challenger for Anthony Joshua at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Frenchman Takam is rated at number three with the governing body and has been on the hunt for a showdown with the British star, and gets his golden chance at ripping away Joshua’s titles in the Welsh capital after Pulev picked up a shoulder injury in sparring.
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  Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs &
Tye Brooks Victorious In Mexico
 
Undefeated prospects, super-flyweight Damien "Sugar" Vazquez (12-0, 6 KOs), super-lightweight, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (7-0, 5 KOs), and light-heavyweight Tye Brooks (1-0, 1 KO), all who fight under the Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) management banner, were victorious this past Saturday at the Palenque de la Feria in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The card was promoted by Damien Vazquez's "Sugar Promotions" in associations with Malibu Films and SOBA Recovery Centers.
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  Joey Tiberi Headlines Night Of Championship
Boxing Nov. 11 In Hockessin, Delaware
 
Popular lightweight Joey Tiberi will headline a great night of professional boxing at the Hockessin PAL in Hockessin, Delaware on Saturday night, November 11th. The eight-round battle, which is promoted by Night Night Promotions, will be contested for the USBU title. Tiberi of Newark, Delaware has a record of 15-2 with eight knockouts.
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  World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight
Final To Be Held In Saudi Arabia
 
The World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final will be held in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in May 2018 following an agreement signed in London between World Boxing Super Series organiser and owner Comosa AG and The General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia. The date and venue for the Final will be announced in due time.
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  On This Day: Oct 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Manchester, England:
Jamie Moore TKO'd Gary Logan in the 5th round to retain the British
Light Middleweight Title.
In Jin Chi and Michael Brodie fought to a 12 round Draw. Fight for Vacant
WBC Featherweight Title.
James Hare TKO'd Jozsef Matolcsi in the 10th round to retain the WBF
Welterweight Title.
2001, Sydney, Australia:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Sande Kizito in the 7th round to win the Vacant
Australian Flyweight Title.
Danny Green KO'd Jason Rarere in the 2nd round.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Juan Angel Macias in the 6th round to win the IBA
Continental Americas Lightweight Title.
Hector Lopez KO'd Angel Beltre in the 2nd round to retain the WBO NABO
Light Welterweight Title.
1996, Dolton, Illinois:
Montell Griffin TKO'd Russell Mitchell in the 1st round.
Byron Mitchell won a 6 round UD over Tony Golden.
1991, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Ray Mercer TKO'd Tommy Morrison in the 5th round to retain the WBO
Heavyweight Title.
Michael Carbajal won a 10 round decision over Jesus Chong.
Bert Cooper TKO'd Joe Hipp in the 5th round.

 

Erislandy Lara W UD 12 Terrell Gausha Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Jermell Charlo KO 1 Erickson Lubin
Jarrett Hurd W RTD 10 Austin Trout
George Arias TKO 5 Mario Heredia
Chordale Booker W UD 8 Malcolm McAllister
Cindy Serrano W SD 8 Edina Kiss
Tony Harrison W UD 8 Paul Valenzuela Jr.
Julian Sosa W UD 4 Erick Daniel Martinez
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  Lauren: "When Brækhus Feels
My Power She Won’t Be So Cocky"
 
Mikaela Laurén (29-4, 13 KOs) believes her power could prove too much for Cecilia Brækhus (31-0, 8 KOs) when she challenges for the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World Welterweight titles on Saturday at the Oslofjord Convention Center in Stokke, Norway.
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  NYPD's Dimash Niyazov Added
To Nov. 11 Jacobs vs. Arias Card
 
Undefeated New York City police officer Dimash "Lightning" Niyazov (12-0, 5 KOs) born in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, now residing in Staten Island, NY, will fight in a six-round lightweight bout on the non-televised portion of the Jacobs vs. Arias fight card on Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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  Frank De Alba Takes On Ivan Najera Nov. 21
At The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
 
Local favorite Frank De Alba will take on battle-tested Ivan Najera in the ten-round super featherweight main event on Tuesday night, November 21st at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. De Alba of Reading, Pa. has a record of 22-2 with nine knockouts. The 30 year-old De Alba has is a six-year professional who has wins over Andrew Bentley (1-0), Jose Bustos (8-2-3), Bernardo Gomez Uribe (16-3), Kiun Evans (12-2-1), and in his last bout where he won a eight-round unanimous decision over Ryan Kielczewski (26-2) on April 4th at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center. De Alba has won five straight.
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  On This Day: Oct 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Seoul, Korea:
Saman Sorjaturong won a 12 round UD over Yo Sam Choi to retain the WBC
Light Flyweight Title.
1998, Manchester, England:
Michael Brodie won a 12 round decision over Serguei Devakov to win the
European (EBU) Super Bantamweight Title.
Bobby Vanzie TKO'd Wayne Rigby in the 10th round to retain the British
Lightweight Title.
Scott Harrison won an 8 round decision over Rakhim Mingaleev.
1998, Bangkok, Thailand:
Pichinoi Sitbangprachen TKO'd Tae-Kil Lee in the 8th round to retain the WBA
Light Flyweight Title.
1997, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Ike Quartey retained his WBA Welterweight Title when he and Jose Luis Lopez
fought to a 12 round Draw. Quartey initially announced as winner by MD,
later changed to draw when a scoring error was discovered.
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round decision over Andrei Pestriaev in a WBA
Welterweight Title Eliminator which was later changed to a no decision NC
after Whitaker tested positive for cocaine.
Zab Judah won a 6 round UD over Rick Edson.
1995, Osaka, Japan:
Saen Sor Ploenchit TKO'd Hiroki Ioka in the 10th round to retain the WBA
Flyweight Title.

 

Leo Santa Cruz KO 8 Chris Avalos Photo Gallery
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Abner Mares W TD 10 Andres Gutierrez
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  Groves Beats Cox & Sets Up Eubank Jr. Clash  
WBA super champion George Groves defeated fellow countryman Jamie Cox in the Ali Trophy quarter-final with a fourth-round knockout and paved the way for a British superfight semi-final with Chris Eubank Jr.

"We have an opportunity to put on a mega fight. I can’t wait, it’s going to be epic!” said Eubank Jr. after facing off with Groves.
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  Kessler’s Comeback Delayed To March By Tick Bite  
Mikkel Kessler has been forced to delay his comeback after contracting Lyme Borreliosis - a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks.

The former five-time World Champion had announced his plans to come out of retirement earlier this year and was expected to make his long awaited return to the ring in November.
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Ismael Barroso KO 6 Fidel Maldonado Jr.
Photo Gallery

Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Marcelino Nicolas Lopez KO 2 Pablo Cesar Cano
Oscar Duarte W RTD 4 Juan Jose Montes
Marvin Cabrera TKO 4 Hector Velazquez
Francisco Javier Martinez W UD 6 Ricardo Arias
Ruben Rodriguez W UD 4 Israel Villela
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  On This Day: Oct 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Barranquilla, Colombia:
Irene Pacheco TKO’d Ferid Ben Jeddou in the 4th round to win the IBF Flyweight Championship at the Salon Jumbo del Country Club.
1993, Belfast Northern Ireland:
Eammon Loughran Won a 12 Round Decision over Lorenzo Smith to win the Vacant WBO Welterweight Championship.
Stateline Nevada:
Kennedy McKinney made his 4th successful title defense with a 12 round decision over Jesus Salud to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship.
1992, Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris-Bercy, France:
Anaclet Wamba won a 12 round decision over Andrew Maynard to win the WBC Cruiserweight Championship.
Then Way Back When:
1906, Chelsea , Ma.:
Billy “Honey” Mellody won a 15 rounder over “The Barbados Demon” Joe Walcott, to win the World Welterweight Championship.

  Erislandy Lara, Jermell Charlo & Jarrett Hurd Successfully Defend 154-Pound Titles  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy Lara knocked down previously unbeaten Terrell Gausha en route to a 12-round unanimous decision in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday on SHOWTIME at Barclays Center.
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  Deontay Wilder, Keith Thurman & Errol Spence Jr. Discuss Upcoming Bouts & 2018 Boxing Campaigns  
Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Welterweight World Champions Keith Thurman and Errol Spence Jr. met with the media on Saturday at Barclays Center to discuss their upcoming bouts and expected 2018 campaigns.

Wilder will defend his WBC belt on Nov. 4 against mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in a Premier Boxing Champions event. Thurman announced he expects to return in early 2018 in his first bout since unifying the division and subsequent surgery.
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  On This Day: Oct 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Washington, DC:
Carl Daniels KO'd Floyd Williams in the 3rd round to win the USBA
Light Middleweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Darryl Tyson in the 11th round to win the Interim USBA
Light Welterweight Title.
Vivian Harris TKO'd Theon Holland in the 3rd round.
Cranston, Rhode Island:
Ray Oliviera TKO'd Jose Mendez in the 6th round.
1994, Sun City, South Africa:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Dan Schommer to retain the WBO
Super Middleweight Title.
Jacob Matlala won a 12 round UD over Pretty Boy Lucas to retain the WBO
Flyweight Title.
Laredo, Texas:
Orlando Canizales won a 12 round UD over Sergio Reyes to retain the IBF
Bantamweight Title.
Mbulelo Botile won a 10 round UD over Javier Diaz.
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Cesar Martinez in the 4th round.

  Ismael Barroso Stops Fidel Maldonado Jr.
In Sixth Round With Devastating Liver Shot
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Ismael Barroso (20-1-2, 19 KOs) demonstrated power in both hands as he landed a devastating liver shot to stop Fidel "The Atrisco Kid" Maldonado, Jr. (24-4-1, 19 KOs) in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-round super lightweight fight in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Besides dropping his opponent with a fight-finishing body punch, Barroso also landed a series of left hands to drop the Albuquerque, New Mexico native in the third round as well. The fight was a tactical battle between two southpaws, but the native of El Tigre, Venezuela was too powerful for Maldonado, Jr. to handle.
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  Weights From Brooklyn, NY - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Erislandy Lara 153.6 vs. Terrell Gausha 153.2
(WBA Junior Middleweight Title)
 

Jermell Charlo 153.6 vs. Erickson Lubin 153.4
(WBC Junior Middleweight Title)
 

Jarrett Hurd 153.6 vs. Austin Trout 153
(IBF Junior Middleweight Title)

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Weights From Carson, Ca. - FOX  
Leo Santa Cruz 125.4 vs. Chris Avalos 126
(WBA Featherweight Super title)
Abner Mares 126 vs. Andres Gutierrez 126
(WBA Featherweight Title)

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, Ca.
Promoter: Ringstar


  Weights From London - WBSS - Audience  
George Groves 167.25 vs. Jamie Cox 167.75
(WBA Super Middleweight Championship - WBSS Quarterfinal)

Venue: SSE Arena Wembley in London
Promoter: Team Sauerland


  Jason Sosa Named "2016 Philly Fighter Of The Year"  
Camden, NJ junior lightweight Jason Sosa, takes home the Briscoe Award as the "2016 Philly Fighter of the Year", on Sunday at the annual awards event presented by Philly Boxing History Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the Philadelphia fight scene - past and present.
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  Cletus Seldin vs. Roberto Ortiz
Added To Jacobs vs. Arias Nov. 11
 
Fists will fly on November 11 when super lightweight knockout artists Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (20-0, 16 KOs) and Roberto "Massa" Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs) square off in a 10-round bout from Long Island's NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Demetrius Andrade Camp Quotes  
Undefeated two-time junior middleweight world champion, Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade chimed in on his upcoming 12 round middleweight bout with undefeated Alantez Fox when he makes his return to HBO® that will take place on Saturday, October 21st from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
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  Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing Returns
To Resorts World Casino NYC In Queens, Nov. 18
 
Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing will return to New York City with “Real Deal Championship Boxing IV”, another stacked card of local contenders and world class prospects from the Tri-State area on Saturday, November 18 at Resorts World Casino NYC in Queens, New York, it was announced today.
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  On This Day: Oct 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, McAllen, Texas:
Eidy Moya KO'd Adan Vargas in the 11th round to win the Vacant WBA
Bantamweight Title.
Lawrence Clay Bey TKO'd Gary Winmon in the 6th round.
2000, London, England:
Colin Dunne won a 12 round SD to retain the WBU Lightweight Title.
Cologne, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko won a 12 round UD over Chris Byrd to win the WBO Heavyweight
Title.
Antipolo City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Nedal Hussein in the 10th round to retain the WBC
International Super Bantamweight Title.
1997, Boise, Idaho:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Felipe Garcia in the 6th round.

  Lara vs. Gausha, Charlo vs. Lubin &
Trout vs. Hurd Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Six of the world’s best 154-pound boxers met face-to-face at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan on Thursday at the final press conference for this Saturday’s world championship tripleheader live on SHOWTIME.
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  Weights From Indio, Ca. - ESPN2  
Fidel Maldonado Jr 140 vs. Ismael Barroso 139
Pablo Cesar Cano 140.6 vs. Marcelino Lopez 139.2
Marvin Cabrera 154.4 vs. Hector Velazquez 152.4
Oscar Duarte 135.4 vs. Juan Montes 133.8
Ruben Rodriguez 143.6 vs. Israel Villela 142.8
Javier Martinez 126 vs. Ricardo Arias 128.6

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, Ca.
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Manuel Charr vs. Alexander Ustinov Set
For Nov. 25 In Oberhausen, Germany
 
WBA #2 rated heavyweight contender Alexander Ustinov and #4 Manuel Charr met for a press conference in Cologne, Germany, today to announce their fight on November 25th at 10,000 seat Koenig-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.
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  Damien Sugar Vazquez & Blair Cobbs Camp Notes  
Unbeaten prospects, super-flyweight Damien "Sugar" Vazquez (11-0, 6 KOs), and super-lightweight, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (6-0, 5 KOs), who both fight under the Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) management banner, give their thoughts on their training camps and upcoming showdowns taking place this Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Palenque de la Feria in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The card is promoted by Damien Vazquez's "Sugar Promotions" in associations with Malibu Films and SOBA Recovery Centers. Vasquez will face Galicia Morelos in an 8-round bout, and Cobbs will battle Hugo Padilla in a 6-rounder.
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  Napa's Brandon Trejo Tells Of His Experience Dealing With The Deadly Wildfires  
Lightweight Brandon Trejo (2-0) of Napa is just one of thousands of Northern California residents affected by the deadly wildfires that ignited late Sunday and continue to burn today.

Trejo, who fights one week from Friday on Thompson Boxing's "Path to Glory" undercard, is one of the fortunate ones. With the death toll sitting at 21 and with hundreds of people still unaccounted for, Trejo has been counting his blessings.
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  Cohen Predicting Brant Will Achieve 'Changing Of The Guard' Against Former Champ Braehmer Oct. 27  
Greg Cohen, promoter of middleweight/super middleweight contender Rob Brant, says his undefeated fighter is headed for a "changing of the guard" fight against Juergen Braehmer.

Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) and Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) will meet on Friday October 27, at the Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany, as part of the World Boxing Super Series' super middleweight division.
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  On This Day: Oct 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Will McIntyre in the 4th round to retain the WBO
Super Middleweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Brian Nielsen in the 7th round.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Bawa Adime in the 3rd round.
Francisco Bojado KO'd Eleazer Contreras Jr. in the 2nd round.
2000, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Dana Rosenblatt won a 12 round UD over Will McIntyre.
Lamar Murphy won a 10 round MD over Daniel Alicea.
Kassim Ouma won a 6 round UD over Kuvanych Toygonbayev.
1999, Montreal, Canada:
Eric Lucas won a 10 round UD over Alex Hilton.
Leonard Dorin TKO'd Jean-Luc Morin in the 3rd round.
1998, Guilherand-Granges, France:
Erland Betare TKO'd Pierre Moreno in the 9th round.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Konstantin Semerdjiev in the 5th round.
1996, Tokyo, Japan:
Yong-Soo Choi won a 12 round UD over Yamato Mitani to retain the WBA
Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina:
Jorge Castro won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson to retain the WBA
Middleweight Title.

  Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha Media Workouts  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara and undefeated contender Terrell Gausha met with the New York media during a fight week open workout on Wednesday at Gleason's Gym just days before they headline a Premier Boxing Champions event Saturday, Oct. 14 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Miguel Cotto To Fight For Final Time
Against Sadam Ali Dec. 2 At MSG
 
December 2 will mark the end of an era in boxing as four-division and six-time world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) enters the ring for the final time to defend his WBO World Junior Middleweight Title in a 12-round battle against Sadam "World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs).
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  Bernard Hopkins To Be Honored
With Briscoe Award Sunday
 
Legendary Philadelphia boxing champion Bernard Hopkins will be awarded with an Honorary Briscoe Medal in recognition of his 2016 retirement. The event will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Xfinity Live! in South Philadelphia.
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  Raquel Miller To Face Lisa Garland On
Back To Business Card In San Francisco
 
Unbeaten female middleweight prospect, Raquel "Pretty Beast" Miller (4-0, 2 KOs) will now face Lisa Garland (15-8, 8 KOs) when professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco, CA, on October 21, 2017. Miller was supposed to battle Sydney LeBlanc (4-4) but the fight fell through. Miller vs. Garland, a 6-round bout, will serve as the co-feature to Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (19-4-1, 11 KOs) vs. Miguel Dumas (10-0, 7 KOs). The card titled "Back To Business" will take place at the historic San Francisco Armory.
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  On This Day: Oct 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Anaheim, California:
Eric Morel TKO'd Denkkaosan Kaovichit in the 11th round to retain the WBA
Flyweight Title.
Antonio Margarito won a 12 round UD over Danny Perez to retain the WBO
Welterweight Title.
Julio Gonzalez TKO'd Thomas Reid in the 3rd round.
2001, Indio, California:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Robert Frazier to win the Vacant IBF
Light Middleweight Title.
Antonio Diaz TKO'd Orlando Hollis in the 9th round.
1996, Milan, Italy:
Giovanni Parisi KO'd Sergio Revilla in the 4th round to retain the WBO
Light Welterweight Title.
Robin Reid TKO'd Vincenzo Nardiello in the 7th round to win the WBC
Super Middleweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima TKO'd Domingo Sosa in the 2nd round to retain the WBC
Super Flyweight Title.
Anaheim, California:
Michael Carbajal KO'd Tomas Rivera in the 5th round to retain the IBF
Light Flyweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Joey Gamache in the 8th round.
Erik Morales KO'd Pedro Torres in the 2nd round.
Jose Luis Castillo KO'd Roberto Valenzuela in the 6th round.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Beterbiev Will Fight Koelling For The IBF World Title
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The IBF championship committee confirmed that the fight between the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev and the German Enrico Koelling November 11th in Fresno, California, is not anymore an elimination bout, but an IBF light heavyweight championship of the world.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux Could Fight Saunders
For The WBO Middleweight Title
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — Eric Gomez, matchmaker for Golden Boy Promotions organization in Los Angeles, revealed that there is strong possibility that the Montrealer David Lemieux will fight for the WBO middleweight championship of the world.

Former IBF champion of the world, Lemieux (38-3-0) could fight the WBO 160 pounds champion of the world, the British Billy Joe Saunders (25-0-0), December 16th. If the fight is becoming reality, Gomez will confirm if the fight will be in Brooklyn, Las Vegas, Verona or Montréal. This title bout would be televised by HBO.
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  Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux
Sells Out Two Months In Advance
 
Top-rated pound-for-pound fighters and Olympic legends VASILY "Hi-Tech" LOMACHENKO and GUILLERMO "El Chacal" RIGONDEAUX will go mano a mano in a collision of world champions, Saturday, December 9, at the The Theater at Madison Square Garden. This historic battle will mark the first time two-time Olympic gold medalists have fought each other professionally at the highest level. Lomachenko will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion Rigondeaux. The fight, which will headline a spectacular all-action card, will be will be televised live and exclusively at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App.
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  Groves: "Cox Doesn't Have The Boxing Brain,
I'll End The Fight Before The Distance"
 
George Groves (26-3, 19 KOs) says size matters and has predicted a stoppage win over domestic rival Jamie Cox (24-0, 13 KOs) in their World Boxing Super Series quarter-final contest on Saturday at The SSE Arena Wembley in London.
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  Thomas LaManna vs. Tomas Mendez Headlines
Nov. 18 At The Claridge Hotel In Atlantic City
 
On Saturday night, November 18th, welterweight contender Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna returns to the ring when he takes on Tomas Mendez in 10-round fight for LaManna's WBC Silver Latino Welterweight title, as well as the LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title. The fight will headline a stacked night of boxing at The Claridge Hotel.
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  On This Day: Oct 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Portsmouth, England:
Matthew Barney won a 12 round SD over Tony Oakey to win the WBU
Light Heavyweight Title.
NOTE: Oakey tested positive for Cocaine and was banned for one year.
2002, Campione D'Italia, Italy:
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Vincenzo Cantatore in the 10th round to win the
Vacant WBC Cruiserweight Title.
2000, Yokohoma, Japan:
Takanori Hatakeyama KO'd Hiroyuki Sakamoto in the 10th round to retain the
WBA Lightweight Title.
1997, Sheffield, England:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Chris Eubank to win the WBO
Super Middleweight Title.
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Dirk Wallyn in the 1st round to win the European (EBU)
Cruiserweight Title.
Nassem Hamed TKO'd Jose Badillo in the 7th round to retain the WBO
Featherweight Title.
Cottbus, Germany:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over David Armstrong to retain the WBO
Lightweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Marcos Gonzalez in the 2nd round.

  Potapov Ready For Battle Against
Narvaez This Saturday In Argentina
 
WBO #2-ranked Russian bantamweight Nikolai Potapov is in Detroit, finalizing preparations for his long-awaited showdown with WBO #1-ranked Omar Narvaez of Argentina.

The pair will meet for a 12-round showdown this Saturday, October 14, at Estadio Obras Sanitarias in Buenos Aires and live on Argentina TyC Sports.
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  Damon Allen Jr. Is The One
To Watch From Philadelphia
 
Rising Philadelphia lightweight Damon Allen Jr., 13-0-1, 5 KOs, will be honored as "The One to Watch" for the Philly fight scene, at the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards, on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Since his debut in 2013, Allen has been steadily rising in the lightweight division, and now finds himself on the brink of a major breakthrough. With Golden Boy as his promoter, and an impressive skillset in the ring, Allen is well-positioned to soon step into the spotlight.
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  Star Boxing Returns To Mohegan Sun
Nov. 25 With Cruiserweight Title Fight
 
STAR BOXING brings championship boxing to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Saturday, November 25 as WBC International Cruiserweight Champion and WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Champion CONSTANTIN BEJENARU, (12-0, 3KO'S), of Brooklyn, NY defends his titles against #1 ranked mandatory contender THABISO "The Rock" MCHUNU, (18-3, 13KO'S) of Cato Ridge, South Africa, in the ten round main event.
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  Rite Hook Promotions News & Notes  
Rite Hook Promotions has run a successful string of professional boxing shows in the Biloxi area, most recently July 29 at the Climb Event Center in nearby Gulfport. Rite Hook CEO William Hunter opened doors for local fighters and multiple boxers signed under the Rite Hook Promotions banner through his fight cards along with various relationships he has with promoters across the US.
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  Philly Legend Gil Turner To
Be Honored With Gravestone
 
Crowd-pleasing welterweight of the 1950s, Gil Turner will become the sixth recipient of a gravestone by the Philly Boxing History Gravestone Program. A fundraising campaign to pay for the Turner monument will be launched as part of the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards event, on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, beginning at 1:00 PM. Turner's children and other family members will attend the event on Sunday.
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  On This Day: Oct 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Marseille, France:
Silvio Branco TKO'd Mehdi Sahnoune in the 11th round to win the WBA
Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, Tokyo, Japan:
William Joppy TKO'd Naotaka Hozumi in the 10th round to retain the WBA
Middleweight Title.
St Petersburg, Russia:
Nicolay Valuev TKO'd Konstantin Prizyuk in the 4th round to win the Russian
Heavyweight Title.
1999, Caracas, Venezuela:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round MD over Yober Ortega to win the Interim WBA
Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, London, England:
Danny Williams won a 12 round UD over Antoine Palatis to win the Vacant WBO
Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Paris-Bercy, France:
James Page KO'd Andrei Pestriaev in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBA
Welterweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Khalid Rahilou to win the WBA
Light Welterweight Title.

  Tevin Farmer To Receive Two Briscoe Awards Sunday  
Streaking junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 25-4-1, 5 KOs, will go home with two awards at Sunday's 10th Annual Briscoe Awards on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The annual event will be held at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia.

Farmer, currently riding an 18-bout winning streak, is looking toward a December crack at the vacant IBF 130-pound world title. However, before that milestone comes, he will stop by the Briscoe Awards on Sunday, to receive recognition for the "2016 Performance of the Year" and as the "2016 Prospect of the Year".
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Vaughn Alexander TKO 7 Elvin Ayala Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Nate Green W TD 4 Josh Crespo
Cassius Chaney W UD 6 Jon Bolden
Bakhram Murtazaliev TKO 1 Robson De Assis
LeShawn Rodriguez TKO 3 Romon Barber
Enriko Gogokhia TKO 2 Joaquin Delarosa
Kevin Asmat W UD 4 Rafael Catillo Rosendo
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  On This Day: Oct 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Erfurt, Germany:
Markus Beyer KO'd Cristian Sanavia in the 6th round to regain the WBC
Super Middleweight Title.
Nicolay Valuev TKO'd Paolo Vidoz in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBA
International Heavyweight Title.
Vitali Tsypko won a 12 round UD over Lawrence Chapman to retain the WBA
International Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Nagoya, Japan:
Leo Gamez KO'd Hideki Todaka in the 7th round to regain the WBA
Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Bernie Paul in the 4th round to retain the WBO
Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Oberhausen, Germany:
Artur Grigorian KO'd Michael Clark in the 5th round to retain the WBO
Lightweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ed Mahone in the 3rd round to retain the WBO
Heavyweight Title.
Caracas, Venezuela:
Noel Arambulet won a 12 round UD over Joma Gamboa to win the Vacant WBA
Minimumweight Title.

  Chimpa Struggles To Victory  
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Super lightweight Christian Gonzalez (18-1, 15 KO’s) was taken to task by the crafty veteran Gamaliel Diaz (40-18-3, 19 KO’s) and although Chimpa got the win this was far from an impressive performance for the Buena Park native. With Diaz throwing everything but the kitchen sink this was a difficult fight for Gonzalez to take control of, he never looked comfortable or confident.
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  Fighters Share Their Thoughts & Experiences Fighting In New York Ahead Of PBC Oct. 14 Event  
Six of the top 154-pound world champions and contenders will look to put on a show for the fans in New York as they prepare to enter the ring for a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.

The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara defending against undefeated Terrell Gausha. Coverage on SHOWTIME begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting unbeaten champion Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo taking on top contender Erickson "Hammer" Lubin and "Swift" Jarrett Hurd making his first title defense against tough former world champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout.
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  Ray Whitfield Excited To Fight On Oct. 19
Atlanta Card Honoring Evander Holyfield
 
Former World Title Challenger RAY “Stingray” WHITFIELD, (28-1, 15 KO’s), is thrilled to be fighting in Atlanta on Thursday, October 19 as the city honors Boxing Legend EVANDER HOLYFIELD on an action packed card at The Georgia Freight Depot.
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  On This Day: Oct 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Cordoba, Argentina:
Jorge Barrios TKO'd Carlos Uribe in the 7th round to retain the WBO Latino
Super Featherweight Title.
Fabio Moli KO'd Manuel Azar in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBC Mundo
Hispano Heavyweight Title.
Essex, England:
Nicky Cook won a 12 round UD over Johny Begue to retain the European (EBU)
Featherweight Title.
2001, Paris, France:
Raul Balbi won a 12 round MD over Julien Lorcy to win the WBA Lightweight
Title.
1999, Taunton, Massachusetts:
James Toney won a 10 round UD over Ramon Garbey in Cruiserweight Action.
Verona, New York:
Donavan Ruddock KO'd Jose Ribalta in the 1st round
1996, Flint, Michigan:
Chris Byrd won a 10 round UD over Levi Billups.
Jimmy Thunder KO'd Quinn Navarre in the 4th round.
Derrick Jefferson KO'd Terrence Holley in the 1st round.

  Weights Grom Manchester, England - AWE  
Anthony Crolla 134.9 vs.Ricky Burns 134.5
Conor Benn 146.6 vs. Nathan Clarke 146
Sam Eggington 147 vs. Mohamed Mimoune 145.8
Robbie Barrett 134.4 vs. Lewis Ritson 133.9
Hosea Burton 179.4 vs. Saidou Sall 171.8

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing


  Weights From Germany - WBSS  
Chris Eubank Jr. 167.25 vs. Avni Yildirim 168
(WBSS Super Middleweight Quarterfinal)

Venue: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
Promoter: Team Sauerland


  On This Day: Oct 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Doncaster, England:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Adam Watt in the 5th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Berlin, Germany:
Armand Krajnc TKO'd Bert Schenk in the 6th round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
Oktay Urkal won a 12 round UD over Gabriel Mapouka to retain the European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Johnny Tapia.
Danny Romero TKO'd Jorge Reyes in the 2nd round.
1995, Mar del Plata, Argentina:
Carlos Salazar won a 12 round SD over Harold Grey to win the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Frankfurt, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski won a 12 round UD over Philippe Michel to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Tommy Morrison in the 6th round to win the IBC Heavyweight Title.
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Carlos Vergara in the 1st round.
John Ruiz TKO'd Steve Pannell in the 4th round.
Montell Griffin TKO'd John Mitchell in the 2nd round.

  Alexander Stops Ayala In His Own Backyard  
Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars Boxing Series presented by Main Events completed its third successful installment tonight at the Arena at Mohegan Sun. In the main event, Rising Stars' middleweight prospect Vaughn Alexander dazzled fans with a heart-stopping battle against local fan-favorite Elvin Ayala. The bout started slow with both competitors feeling each other out. In the fifth round, Alexander began to turn on the heat. In the seventh, Alexander refused to let a bloody broken nose slow him down. He ignored the hometown cheers for Ayala and sent Ayala to the canvas in brutal fashion. The referee stopped the contest at 1:42 of round seven.
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  Weights From Los Angeles, Ca. - Estrella TV  
Christian Gonzalez 135.8 vs. Gamaliel Diaz 135.8
Edgar Valerio 125.4 vs. Martin Cardona 126
Jousce Gonzalez 133.6 vs. Ricardo Fernandez 133.8
Ferdinand Kerobyan 152.6 vs. Uriel Gonzalez 153.6

Venue: Belasco Theater, Downtown Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Isaac Zarate Headlines "Path To Glory" Oct. 20  
Super bantamweight Isaac Zarate (13-3-2, 2 KOs) headlines the latest edition of "Path to Glory" when he faces veteran Christian Esquivel (29-12, 22 KOs) in the 8-round main event on Friday, Oct. 20, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Zarate, fighting out of the port city of San Pedro, Calif., enters the contest with a win over recent world title challenger Carlos Carlson in July. Prior to that, Zarate endured a rough stretch that saw him net a draw and two split decision losses.
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  Ricky Burns: "I've Got More
Chapters To Write In My Career"
 
Ricky Burns believes he can become a World champion once again and wants to prove there's plenty of chapters to write in his story as he meets Anthony Crolla at the Manchester Arena on Saturday.

THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON, October 7th, a pair of former world champions will collide as former lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla battles former three-division champion Ricky Burns in a scheduled 12-round lightweight clash at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, and will be broadcast LIVE & EXCLUSIVELY IN THE UNITED STATES on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment.

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  Real Facts Behind Luis Ortiz Situation  
Manager to Luis Ortiz, Jay Jimenez, wants to clarify the current situation with his fighter and the WBC's decision to move to a new opponent.

"To clarify the Luis Ortiz situation, this is the real and only version of the current process. Mr. Sulaiman and the WBC have NOT suspended or removed Luis from their rankings. The WBC's decision was as follows, they did not sanction the fight based off the fact that they are worried for Luis's health. And to be honest, I must respect and admire their decision because I agree, the fighter's health is paramount. So, the WBC will schedule a visit with one of their approved physicians to check Luis health, and make sure he is 100% healthy and fit to fight, and that the Blood Pressure pills will not affect him physically."
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  Deontay Wilder To Defend WBC Heavyweight
World Championship Against Mandatory
Challenger Bermane Stiverne Nov. 4 At Barclays
 
WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, Nov. 4 live on SHOWTIME in a rematch of their 2015 world title fight. The event is presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
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  Featherweight Prospect Toka Kahn-Clary To Headline His First Show Oct. 19 In Atlanta  
Featherweight prospect Toka "T Nice" Kahn-Clary (22-1, 15 KOs) will headline his fist show Saturday night, October 19 at Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta, promoted by Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Sports & Management, in a 10-round bout against Braulio "El Chavo" Rodriguez for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas featherweight title.
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  On This Day: Oct 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Cologne, Germany:
Danilio Haussler won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Imparato to retain the European (EBU) Super Middleweight Title.
Markus Beyer won a 10 round UD over Shannon Landberg.
Corpus Christi, Texas:
Angel Manfredy won a 12 round SD over Julio Diaz in a IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator.
Rafael Marquez won a 10 round SD over Mark Johnson.
2000, Kent, England:
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba KO'd Eduardo Alvarez in the 8th round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1996, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Luis Lopez TKO'd Luis Ramon Campas in the 5th round to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Lou Savarese TKO'd Olian Alexander in the 6th round.
Junior Jones TKO'd Tomas Valdez in the 2nd round.
Obed Sullivan TKO'd Calvin Veasley in the 4th round.
1990, Pagliara, Italy:
Robert Quiroga TKO'd Vuyani Nene in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Mexico City, Mexico:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Pedro Martinez in the 2nd round.

  Wilder vs. Ortiz Off, Wilder Stiverne II On  
From WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman in Baku:

The WBC has concluded the process, according to its Clean Boxing Program protocol, in the adverse finding of Luis Ortiz. An official ruling has been sent to the corresponding parties.

The WBC has withdrawn its sanction of the Deontay Wilder vs. Ortiz fight, and Wilder will fight next his mandatory fight against Bermane Stiverne.


  Weights from Mohegan Sun  
Vaughn Alexander 161 vs. Elvin Ayala 161
Nate Green 123.5 vs. Josh Crespo 124
Cassius Chaney 245 vs. Jon Bolden 226
LeShawn Rodriquez 159 vs. Romon Barber 157
Enriko Gogokhia 148 vs. Joaquin De la Rosa 149
Kevin Asmat 128 vs. Rafael Castillo 122
Bakhram Murtazaliev 157 vs. Robson de Assis 163.5

Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: Main Events


  Jacobs vs. Arias & Miller vs. Wach Press Conference  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom Boxing

Earlier this week in Manhattan, Matchroom Boxing officially announced their U.S. debut with Daniel Jacobs facing off against Luis Arias in a 12-round middleweight bout and Jarrell Miller taking on Mariusz Wach in a 12-round heavyweight tilt. The event will take place Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Green vs. Crespo The New Haven
Grudge Match Fans Don't Want To Miss
 
On October 5, 2017, Josh Crespo (7-5-3, 3 KOs) and Nate Green (9-0, 2 KOs) will meet in the ring for the second time in their young careers in the "Elm City Grudge Match," the co-feature of Thursday's installment of the Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars Boxing Series presented by Main Events. From their contrasting styles to their deep homegrown rivalry, this matchup is guaranteed to deliver fireworks on Thursday night.
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  Absolute Chaos At Eubank vs. Yildirim
Final Press Conference In Stuttgart
 
British IBO Champion Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1-0,19 KOs) and Turkish Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) and their respective teams fought with words at an overheated press conference before Saturday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final clash at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle.
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  On This Day: Oct 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Rome, Italy:
Silvio Branco won a 10 round Decision over Ramdane Serdjane.
2002, Debrecen, Hungary:
Zsolt Erdei KO'd Jim Murray in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
Felix Sturm TKO'd Anton Lascek in the 3rd round.
Detroit, Michigan:
Mohamad Abdulaev TKO'd Juan Antonio Lopez in the 1st round.
Damian Fuller won an 8 round UD over Juan Polo Perez.
2001, Miami Beach, Florida:
Andre Purlette TKO'd Jeremy Bates in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO NABO Heavyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Thomas Tate TKO'd Omar Sheika in the 4th round to win the USBA Super Middleweight Title.
Charles Brewer won a 12 round UD over Fernando Zuniga to win the Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title.
1999, London, England:
Alain Bonnamie won on a DQ of Adrian Dodson (for biting) to win the Vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight Title.
1997, Tokyo, Japan:
Yong-Soo Choi retained his WBA Super Featherweight Title when fighting to a 12 round Draw with Takanori Hatakeyama.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Stevenson vs. Alvarez Scheduled For January 2018
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - According to trusted sources, the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world opposing the Montrealers Adonis Stevenson and Eleider Alvarez will be presented in January in Montréal or Québec City.
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  Daniel Jacobs Takes On Undefeated Luis Arias
& Jarrell Miller Faces Mariusz Wach Nov. 11
 
Daniel Jacobs will face Luis Arias on his Matchroom Boxing debut at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Saturday, November 11. The middleweight clash will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Bronx Heavyweight George Arias Added To
Stacked Undercard Supporting SHOWTIME Championship Boxing Tripleheader Oct. 14
 
Popular, undefeated Dominican heavyweight George Arias (8-0, 4 KOs), of The Bronx, NY, has been added to the undercard of the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing tripleheader, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, on Saturday, October 14, at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING. Newly signed to promoter DiBella Entertainment, Arias will face Mexican Mario Heredia (14-5, 12 KOs), a former WBC Fecombox titlist from San Diego, CA, in a scheduled eight-round contest.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clayton Breaking Association With The Gym Group
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Custio Clayton, a welterweight from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who has lived in Montréal for three years, since the moment he signed a contract with the GYM Group, has decided to break up his association with the organization.
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  Oct. 13 Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN &
Oct. 6 LA Fight Club Media Workout Quotes
 
Undercard fighters on the Oct. 13 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN and participants on the Oct. 6 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB hosted a media workout today at Azteca Boxing Club ahead of their respective events.

On the Oct. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, Fidel "The Atrisco Kid" Maldonado, Jr. (24-3-1, 19 KOs) will take on Ismael Barroso (19-1-2, 18 KOs) in the 10-round main event for the vacant WBA Fedelatin Super Lightweight Title. In the co-main event, former WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion Pablo "El Demoledor" Cesar Cano (30-6-1, 21 KOs) will battle against Argentina's Marcelino "Nino" Lopez (32-2-1, 17 KOs) in a scheduled 10 rounds of super lightweight furry.
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  Karim Mayfield vs. Miguel Dumas
Headlines Oct. 21 In San Francisco, Ca.
 
Professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco, CA, on October 21, 2017, as hometown hero Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (19-4-1, 11 KOs), takes on undefeated prospect Miguel Dumas (10-0, 7 KOs). The main-event bout will take place at the beautiful historic San Francisco Armory. On the line with be the WBU Welterweight Americas Belt.
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  Jamie Cox: "The Future Is Now,
It’s Time To Capitalize"
 
Jamie Cox (24-0, 13 KOs) says he is ready to unleash his full potential as he prepares for his World Boxing Super Series quarter-final contest against George Groves (26-3, 19 KOs) on October 14 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
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  On This Day: Oct 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, London, England:
Roman Karmazin TKO'd David Walker in the 3rd round to retain the EBU Light Middleweight Title.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Alex Vassilev in the 5th round.
Carl Froch Won an 8 round decision over Vage Kocharyan.
Tokyo, Japan:
Alexander Munoz won a 12 round UD over Hidenou Honda to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Veeraphol Sahaprom retained the WBC Bantamweight Title after fighting to a 12 round Draw with Toshiaki, Nishioka.
Los Angeles, California:
Erik Morales KO'd Guty Espadas Jr. in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Carlos Hernandez won a 10 round TD over Steve Forbes to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Daniel Reyes TKO'd Edgar Cardenas in the 6th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Pastrana to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney TKO'd Evander Holyfield in the 9th round.
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Gerardo Espinoza in the 8th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Diego Corrales in the 6th round.

  Vaughn Alexander Expects
Elvin Ayala Fight To End Early
 
By William Trillo
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

This Thursday night, October 5th, Vaughn "The Animal" Alexander (10-0, 7 KO’s) will take on the seasoned Elvin Ayala (29-9-1, 13 KO’s) in a ten-round middleweight battle as the main event at the Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars Boxing Series at the Arena at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino. This will be a big step up in competition for Alexander who is looking to make some real noise in the middleweight division in 2018.
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  Matt Remillard vs. Yardley Cruz & Mykquan Williams
vs. Somner Martin Headline Broadway Boxing Oct. 28
 
DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT's acclaimed BROADWAY BOXING series returns to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, on Saturday, October 28, headlined by an excellent 10-round clash between popular lightweight contender MATT "The Sharp Shooter" REMILLARD (25-1, 14 KOs), of Hartford, CT, and battle-tested Mexican veteran YARDLEY ARMENTA CRUZ (22-8, 12 KOs), now fighting out of Sacramento, CA.
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  Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha Training Camp Notes  
WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara will defend his belt for the fifth time, and the first against an unbeaten opponent, when he battles 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in the headlining fight of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader on Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  On This Day: Oct 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Augsburg, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Alexei Illin in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Eli Dixon in the 3rd round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Genaro Hernandez in the 8th round to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd John Kiser in the 8th round.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 1st round.
Caracas, Venezuela:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Genaro Rios in the 4th round to win the Vacant WBA Featherweight Title.
Mauricio Pastrana won a 12 round UD over Jose Bonilla to win the Interim WBA Flyweight Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid KO'd Jorge Vaca in the 1st round.
Zab Judah TKO'd James Salava in the 1st round.
Lawrence Clay Bey TKO'd Tony LaRosa in the 3rd round.

  Samuel Clarkson Refocused
As Ring Return Approaches
 
Uprising Promotions light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (19-4, 12 KOs) has used the past few months for reflection and adjusting certain components of his preparation, and the refocused Texas native looks to bring a new demeanor when he soon makes his return to the ring.
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  Bobby Harris III Breaking Out Of Shadow Cast
By His Father With A Little Help From His Friends
 
Local prospect Bobby "BH3" Harris III is ready to breakout of the shadows cast by his father, retired pro boxer Bobby Harris, starting Saturday night, October 28, in the fourth and final 2017 installment of the popular professional boxing series, "New England's Future", at the DCU Center (Exhibition Hall) in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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  Murat Gassiev: "Perez Did Great,
But Briedis Is A Master Of His Craft"
 
IBF Cruiserweight World Champion Murat Gassiev is full of praise for both Mairis Briedis and Mike Perez.

Murat Gassiev watched with interest as Mairis Briedis defeated Mike Perez via unanimous decision in the World Boxing Super Series in Riga, Latvia on Saturday night.
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  On This Day: Oct 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Syd Vanderpool in the 8th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Kasim Ouma won a 12 round UD over Verno Phillips to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko won a 5th round TD over DaVarryl Williamson.
Madison Sq Garden, New York:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Ricardo Mayorga in the 8th round to win the Vacant NABC Middleweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Wayne Martell in the 1st round.
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round SD over Beibis Mendoza.
Travis Simms won a 12 round UD over Bronco McCart.
Luis Collazo won a 10 round UD over Felix Flores.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Will Grigsby to win the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Willy Wise won a 10 round UD over Julio Cesar Chavez.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Mohammad Benguesmia.
1998, Warsaw, Poland:
Andrew Golota won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon.
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Rudolfo Lunsford in the 4th round.

 

Christian Carto W UD 8 Alonso Melendez Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey"

 

Including:
Juan Rodriquez TKO 2 Maynard Allison
Anthony Prescott W UD 6 Erik Spring
Jerome Conquest W UD 8 Carlos Rosario
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  Cruiserweight Prospect Joel Djeko
Wins By 3rd Round TKO In Belgium
 
In search of his 12th win, 6'6", Joe "BIG JOE" Djeko stepped in against Tamas Kazma in his native Belgium, and got right to work.

In dominating fashion, "BIG JOE" took the fight to Kazma, in front of his hometown fans, and earned the TKO stoppage in the 3rd round, of the scheduled 8 round Cruiserweight tilt.
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  On This Day: Oct 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Michael Stewart in the 5th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title
Michael Gomez TKO'd Leva Kirakosyan in the 6th round to retain the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Reading, Pennsylvania:
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Eric Starr in the 2nd round.
2000, Phoenix, Arizona:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Alfredo Virgen in the 5th round
Diego Morales TKO'd Len Martinez in the 7th round
1999, Salem, New Hampshire:
Micky Ward TKO'd Reggie Green in the 10th round.
1996, Birmingham, England:
Robert McCracken won a 12 round decision over Fitzgerald Bruney to retain the Commonwealth Middleweight Title.
Kitakyushu, Japan:
Rosendo Alvarez KO'd Takashi Shiohama to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Heath Todd in the 6th round.
Glen Johnson TKO'd Jeff Johnson in the 5th round.
Robert Daniels won a 10 round Decision over Terry Ray.

  Seldin & Garrido Go To War At The Paramount  
Last night at the Paramount in Huntington, NY, Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin and Renald "Le Lion" Garrido thrilled a large enthusiastic crowd as they waged a vicious war over 10 rounds in a Jr. Welterweight matchup.

Seldin was returning after a 16 month layoff and picked no easy mark in the iron chinned Garrido as his opponent. From the opening bell to the closing bell the two warriors charged at each other unleashing punches in a non-stop fashion often bringing the big crowd to their feet in appreciation.
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  Erislandy Lara & Charlo Twins Volunteer
To Help Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey
 
Unbeaten champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo visited the Houston Food Bank on Friday to meet with volunteers and help prepare boxes of goods for victims of Hurricane Harvey alongside his twin brother Jermall Charlo and Houston-based world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara. The Houston Food Bank presented Jermell with a patch to wear on his shorts during his title defense bout on October 14 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
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  Weights From Boston - ESPN2  
Gary O’Sullivan 159.8 vs. Nick Quigley 159.8
Recky Dulay 130.6 vs. Dardan Zenunaj 129.6
Everton Lopes 135 vs. Rafael Reyes 136.4
Greg Vendetti 153.6 vs. Casey Kramlich 152.4
Raymond Moylette 145.6 vs. Michael Clark 148.4
Shayna Foppiano 141.6 vs. Lamarya Geary 141.6
Carlos Gongora 164.2 vs. Henry Beckford 166.6
Mike O’Han Jr 146.4 vs. Demetrius Thomas 148
Asterio Jorgo ?? vs. Lionel Young 160.6

Venue: House of Blues Boston, Boston, MA
Promoter: Golden Boy, Murphys Boxing


  On This Day: Sept 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California:
Librado Andrade TKO'd Vitali Kopitko in the 2nd round.
Christian Cruz TKO'd Enrique Ornelas in the 9th round.
Jailson Dos Santos KO'd Rafael Ramon Ramirez in the 2nd round.
1997, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
Tony Marshall won a 12 round UD over Steve Martinez to win the NABF Light Middleweight Title.
Terrence Cauthen won a 6 round Decision over Eduardo Martinez.
Antwun Echols KO'd Billy Robertson in the 3rd round.
Alex Bunema KO'd Orlando Hollis in the 3rd round.
Roshii Wells TKO'd Dan Monegan in the 1st round.
1995, Hannover, Germany:
Ralf Rocchigiani won a 12 round UD over Marc Randazzo to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Managua, Nicaragua:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Adolfo Mendez.
Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Tony Thornton in the 3rd round.
Derrick Gainer KO'd Roberto Villareal in the 5th round.
Keith Mullings KO'd Dennis Ardley in the 6th round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Steve Robinson in the 8th round to win the WBO Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas Wins The Most Important Bout Of His
Career With 68 Second Destructive Attack
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Oscar Rivas, who wants absolutely to fight for a heavyweight world championship bout in 2018, made another step in that direction Thursday evening in the ring of the Montréal Casino-ballroom.

Rivas won the most important fight of his pro boxing career… with only 68 seconds of destructive attacks. He captured the NABF heavyweight North American championship, in beating Carl Davis Drummond, a good fighter from Costa Rica, by TKO in the first round. Rivas increased his pro record to 21-0-0, 16 KO's.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Christian Carto 118.1 vs. Alonso Melendez 117.1
Darius Ervin 141.2 vs. David Gonzales 143
Jerome Conquest 131.9 vs. Carlos Rosario 132
Erik Spring 152.4 vs. Anthony Prescott 151.7
Maynard Allison 135.8 vs. Juan Rodriguez 140
Robert Irizarry 125.8 vs. Bryan Perez 128
Rasheed Johnson 147.1 vs. Demetrius Williams 147.2
Amir Shabazz 173.8 vs. Alan Lawrence 173.5
Brandon Robinson 168.1 vs. George Sheppard 168.5

Venue: 2300 Arena
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  Demetrius Andrade Takes On Alantz Fox In Oct. 21 Co-Feature Bout Of HBO Boxing After Dark  
Undefeated two-time junior middleweight world champion, Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade makes his return to HBO® when he takes on undefeated Alantez Fox in a 12 round middleweight bout that will take place on Saturday, October 21st from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
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  Shawn Porter vs. Adrian Granados Highlights Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz Nov. 4 Undercard  
Former welterweight world champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter will battle Adrian Granados in the featured bout of a stacked undercard for Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Ennis, Lee & Daranyi Back In Action
Oct. 14 In Washington, D.C.
 
Three of Victory Boxing Promotions' top prospects return to the ring on October 14th at Eastern Market National Hall in Washington, D.C., after seeing a very busy year to date. Jaron "Boots" Ennis (15-0, 13KO), Brandun Lee (6-0, 5KO) and Adam Daranyi (12-0, 11KO) all look to keep the momentum moving as they enter the last part of the year. The trio are managed by Cameron Dunkin.
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  Murata vs. N'Dam World Title Rematch
Live On ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes On Oct. 22
 
The world title rematch between World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam (36-2, 21 KOs), of France, and No. 1 contender Ryōta Murata (12-1, 9 KOs), of Japan, will be televised live to the U.S. from Tokyo, on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, Sunday, October 22, at 7:00 a.m. ET.
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  Yigit & Martin Exchange Words Ahead
Of Historic European Title Contest
 
Anthony Yigit (19-0-1, 7 KOs) and Sandor Martin (29-1, 10 KOs) both appeared in a confident mood as they exchanged words at today’s final pre-fight press conference ahead of their European Super Lightweight Championship fight on Saturday at the Solnahallen in Stockholm, Sweden.
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  Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Ent. Announces 'Special Edition' Hall Of Fame Tribute & Birthday Celebration Event Oct. 19 In Atlanta, Ga.  
The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, has announced a ‘Special Edition’ Hall of Fame Tribute and Birthday Celebration set for Thursday, October 19 at The Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta, GA.
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  On This Day: Sept 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Joe Morales in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Steve Forbes won a 12 round UD over John Brown to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Acelino Freitas won a 10 round UD over Alfred Kotey.
New York, New York:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Felix Trinidad in the 12 the round.
Byron Mitchell won a 12 round SD over Manny Siaca to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Nelson Dieppa won a 12 round UD over Fahlan Sakkreerin to Retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Zolani Petelo in the 8th round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin won a 10 round MD over Danny Romero.
Tacoma, Washington:
Joan Guzman won a 12 round UD over Edel Ruiz to retain the WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Hef's Playboy Pugilism
 
By William Trillo
Photo: Bret "The Threat" Newton

On the passing of Hugh Hefner, Pound4Pound will always remember the times we were invited to his private party in Holmsby Hills that was centered around a good night of boxing. Among the contestants were Sergey Kovalev, Andre Dirrell, Julio Diaz and Tony Thompson, just to name a few.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Oscar Rivas: "The Most Important
Fight Of My Pro Boxing Career"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Colombian Oscar Rivas will dispute the most significant bout of his pro boxing career Thursday evening in the ring of the Montréal Casino ballroom. Rivas (20-0-0) will face Carl Davis Drummond (31-4-0), a fighter from Costa Rica, in an NABF heavyweight North American championship. If Rivas stay undefeated, his name will appear soon in the Top 10 or Top 15 of the international ratings.
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  Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars Fighter Spotlight
Kevin Asmat: "Why I Fight"
 
As featherweight and North Bergen, New Jersey-native Kevin Asmat (2-1, 2 KOs) prepares for his upcoming fight against Bronx-native Rafael Castillo Rosendo, who is making his professional debut on the Thursday, October 5 installment of the Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars Boxing Series, he will once again work with his long-time trainer, Diego Rosario, and his biggest fan, his father.
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  Briedis vs. Perez Press Conference  
WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) and Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) faced each other at a press conference in Riga ahead of Saturday’s Ali Trophy Quarter-Final clash at Arena Riga, Latvia.

“It is a great honour for me and for Latvia to have such a big fight and tournament in our country,” said Briedis.
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  On This Day: Sept 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton retained his WBU Light Welterweight Title when Stephen Smith was DQ'd in the 2nd round when his trainer ran into the ring to protest a cut caused by an apparent elbow.
2001, Ensenada, Mexico:
Roberto Leyva and Miguel Barrera fought to a 3 round TD Draw, Leyva retained his IBF Minimumweight Title.
Ivan Hernandez TKO'd Victor Hernandez in the 7th round.
Humberto Soto TKO'd Hector Guzman in the 5th round.
San Francisco, California:
Leonard Dorin won a 10 round UD over Emanuel Augustus.
Brian Viloria TKO'd Kenny Berrios in the 4th round.
1996, Prachuobkirikan, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Oscar Andrade in the 5th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Ft Worth, Texas:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez to retain the NABF Bantamweight Title.
Genaro Hernandez won a 10 UD over Antonio Hernandez.
Daniel Santos TKO'd Andre Hawthorne in the 1st round.

  Scoring Woes Continue In Las Vegas As
Eduardo Ramirez Cheated By Bad Judging
 
A loud chorus of boos rang out as another controversial Las Vegas decision was rendered in tonight's Leduan Barthelemy vs. Eduardo Ramirez featherweight battle at the Cannery Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Ramirez, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, seemed to have done more than enough to deserve the nod over a listless Barthelemy in the 10-round featherweight main event of a Premier Boxing Champions "Cuba vs. Mexico" TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAY event, televised nationally on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes.
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  Devin Haney Continues Winning
Ways, Talks About Future Plans
 
Last Friday at the SugarHouse Casino, in Philadelphia, PA, undefeated super-lightweight prospect, 18-year old sensation Devin "The Dream" Haney, improved to (17-0, 11 KOs) with a unanimous decision victory against Enrique Tinoco (16-5-3, 12 KOs) of Mexico.
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  Mykal Fox: "I Am Looking Forward To
Performing In Front Of The Philly Fight Fans"
 
This Friday night, undefeated junior welterweight Mykal Fox (14-0, 4 KOs) will make his Philadelphia debut when he takes on tough Marlon Aguas (9-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. In the main event, undefeated bantamweight Christian Carto (11-0, 11 KOs) will battle Alonso Melendez (14-1, 12 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
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  Elvin Ayala Fighter Spotlight  
Veteran middleweight Elvin Ayala (29-9-1, 13 KOs) has faced some tough competition in his 14-year professional career and his match-up with Vaughn "The Animal" Alexander (10-0, 7 KOs) in the main event of the Thursday, October 5 installment of the Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars Boxing Series will be no exception. The two are scheduled for a ten-round battle as Ayala looks to prove he is still a force to be reckoned with in the tough middleweight division.
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  Unbeaten Super Flyweight Prospect Damien
Vasquez Returns To The Ring Oct. 14 In Mexico
 
Unbeaten super-flyweight prospect, Damien "Sugar" Vazquez (11-0, 6 KOs), makes his return to the ring on October 14, 2017, at the Palenque de la Feria in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This fight, scheduled for 8-rounds, will mark the third time this year that Vazquez will have stepped in the ring, as he looks to extend on is winning streak. An opponent will be announced shortly.
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  On This Day: Sept 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Barranquilla, Columbia:
Irene Pacheco TKO'd Damaen Kelly in the 7th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
Ivan Hernandez won a 12 round UD over Miguel Angel Suarez to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Torres won a 10 round UD over Facundo Tolosa.
Men Arena, Manchester, England:
Michael Jennings TKO'd Sammy Smith in the 4th round to retain the WBU International Welterweight Title.
Junior Witter KO'd Fred Kinuthia in the 2nd round to win the Commonwealth Light Welterweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Aldo Rios in the 9th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
2002, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Danny Romero in the 4th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.
1996, Chester, West Virginia:
Roberto Duran TKO'd Mike Culbert in the 6th round.
Paul Spadafora TKO'd Jeff Whaley in the 2nd round.

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Supremacy: Black & White
 
By William Trillo

Before the GGG vs. Canelo fight and the ensuing debate becomes yesterdays news I thought we here at Pound4Pound would take one more last look at the proceedings from a slightly different perspective both literally and figuratively.

Before I made the roadie to Las Vegas for the big showdown I packed my old school film camera along with a roll of Kodak Black and White.
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  Anthony Yigit: "This Is My Moment
And Nothing Will Stop Me"
 
Anthony Yigit (19-0-1, 7 KOs) says he will not let the pressure of fighting at home get in the way of defending his European Super Lightweight title against Sandor Martin (29-1, 10 KOs) on September 30 at the Solnahallen in Stockholm.
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  Sullivan Barrera Furious Over Being
Bypassed By Broadhurst To Face Bivol
 
When Andre Ward recently retired it opened up the WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight titles and when Badou Jack vacated his WBA "regular" title the division became even more wide open.

Red hot contender Sullivan Barrera was very confident that he would get a shot at one of the vacant belts. So naturally his jaw dropped when he heard that Dmitry Bivol would face Trent Broadhurst for the vacant WBA title on November 4th.
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  Jezreel Corrales Defends WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title Against Alberto Machado Oct. 21  
Panamanian southpaw Jezreel "El Invisible" Corrales (22-1-0, 8 KOs) will head to New York for his second fight in the U.S. and third defense of his WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title against unified NABO and NABA Super Featherweight Champion Alberto "Explosivo" Machado (18-0, 15 KOs) in a 12-round main event at Turning Stone Resort Casino. The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 21 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Vaughn Alexander Training Camp Notes  
It has been a little over a year and a half since Vaughn "The Animal" Alexander (10-0, 7 KOs) was released from prison after serving more than a decade behind bars. During that time, his daughter was born, he signed a promotional contract with Main Events, he hired his long-time friend, George Jakovic, as his manager and he made his television debut on HBO Latino Boxing in April. Throughout all of these changes, Vaughn has remained focused on leaving his old life behind him and tirelessly pushing towards his goal of becoming a world champion, like his younger brother Devon Alexander (former IBF Welterweight World Champion).
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  On This Day: Sept 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Reading, Berkshire, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Michael Sprott in the 5th round to win the British Heavyweight Title and Retain the Commonwealth Heavyweight Title.
David Haye TKO'd Lolenga Mock in the 4th round.
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia:
Chris John won a 12 round SD over Oscar Leon to win the WBA (Interim) Featherweight Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 10 round UD over Carlos Contreras.
1998, Uncasville, Connecticut:
In a Snoozer-Lennox Lewis bored Zeljko Mavrovic (and any audience) to near death while retaining. the WBC Heavyweight Title.
This bout received the BC Bob "BFOTY" 1998 (Boring Fight of the Year).
David Tua TKO'd Eric Curry in the 1st round.
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Jaime Ocegueda in the 3rd round to retain the WBO NABO Light Welterweight Title.
Julio Gonzalez won a 6 round MD over Charles Davis.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Pedro Javier Torres in the 4th round.

  Spilt Decision Nod For Linares  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

In front of a crowd of 4,125, Jorge Linares (43-3,27 KO’s) retained his WBA World Lightweight Title against the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 KO’s) of Yorkshire, United Kingdom by split decision.

The experienced Linares dominated the early rounds dropping the younger Campbell with a right hand that opened a cut over the Gold Medalist’s right eye. The knockdown muzzled the raucous cheering crowd who came to support the Brit.
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  Sandor Martin: "I’m On A Different Level
To Yigit, I’m 100% Ready To Take His Title"
 
Sandor Martin (29-1, 10 KOs) is confident of claiming the European Super Lightweight title when he travels to Stockholm to challenge the Swedish champion Anthony Yigit (19-0-1, 7 KOs) on September 30 at the Solnahallen.
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  Nico Hernandez Remains Undefeated, Tramaine Williams, Armando Alvarez & Zhilei Zhang Victorious  
The name of last night's "KO Night Boxing: Step Up" event certainly was appropriate as 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez had to overcome a major obstacle to remain undefeated at Hartman Arena in Palm City, Kansas.
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  On This Day: Sept 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Memphis, Tennessee:
Glen Johnson TKO'd Roy Jones In the 9th round to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1999, Temecula, California:
Shane Mosley KO'd Wilfredo River in the 10th round in his first fight up at Welterweight.
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany:
Wladimir Klitschko TKO's Axel Shultz in the 8th round. Shultz retired for 7 years after this bout.
San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO's Giovanni Duran in the 4th round.
1993, Poughkeepsie, New York:
Tracy Harris Paterson TKO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1937, New York City, New York:
Jersey Joe Walcott TKO'd Elmer Rey in the 3rd round.

  Jorge Linares Retains Lightweight Titles With
Split Decision Victory Against Luke Campbell
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) successfully defended his WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight Titles with a split decision victory against the English southpaw "Cool Hand" Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 KOs) at Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum. Linares dropped Campbell in the second round with a hard right hand and engaged in explosive exchanges in each round to win with scores of 115-112 and 114-113, while one judge scored the fight 115-113 for Campbell.
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  Wilberth Lopez Defeats Jose Roman  
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Thompson Boxing Promotions gave us New Blood, once again coming from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The main event featured two junior welterweights, as Jose Roman (24-2-1, 16 KOs) took on Wilberth Lopez (19-8, 13 KOs) in a bout that was scheduled to go eight rounds.
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  Daniel Jacobs Returns In November
On HBO World Championship Boxing
 
Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to announce their first American signing as Brooklyn native Daniel Jacobs, (32-2, 29 KO’s) pens a multi-fight deal as part of Matchroom Boxing’s new venture in the US.

The former Middleweight World ruler will make his debut under the new banner in November live on HBO® as ‘The Miracle Man’ aims to reclaim his World champion status.
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  On This Day: Sept 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Damon Hague in the 1st round to win the Vacant British Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Yokohama, Japan:
Masamori Tokuyama won a 12 round UD over Gerry Penalosa to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Washington, DC:
Keith Holmes won a 12 round UD over Andrew Council to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
William Joppy TKO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 7th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Demarcus Corley won a 12 round SD over Ener Julio to win the USBA Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Wembley, London, England:
Oliver McCall TKO'd Lennox Lewis in the 2nd round to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Corrie Sanders won an 8 round decision over Garing Lane.
Kanchanaburi, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit won a 12 round UD over Yong Kang Kim to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Kevin Kelley TKO'd Jose Vida Ramos in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.

 

Mario Barrios TKO 7 Naim Nelson Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Jeffrey Torres TKO 1 Latorie Woodberry
Gary Antuanne Russell TKO 1 Jesus Lule
Antonio Russell KO 3 Cristian Renteria
Ryan Wilczak KO 1 Devin McMaster
Juan Sanchez W UD 4 Gorwar Karyah
Earl Newman DRAW 8 Paul Parker
Thomas Velasquez DRAW 6 Tyrome Jones
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  Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Press Conference  
Photo: David Spagnolo - Main Events

Kathy Duva, CEO - Main Events: All right, everybody, welcome. We are here today to officially kick off the promotion for a fight that's going to take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 25. That's the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev is going to fight Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in a fight that is going to be a little departure for what Sergey's gone through lately. It's going to be a fight where both guys stand in the ring and throw punches at each other.
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  Jesus Soto Karass vs. Juan Carlos Abreu Headlines Nov. 2 Edition Of Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN  
Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass (28-12-4, 18 KOs), the welterweight warrior of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, will return to the ring against fellow veteran Juan Carlos "Merengue" Abreu (19-3-1, 18 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on November 2 from Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will transmit the fights at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 live coverage of the undercard fights will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.
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  Weights From Inglewood, Ca - HBO  
Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Jorge Linares 134.2 vs. Luke Campbell 134.8
(WBA Lightweight Title)

The co-main event between super lightweights Antonio Orozco and Roberto Ortiz was cancelled when both Orozco and Ortiz came in over the limit. Ortiz was 2.5 pounds over, while Orozco came in a while 7 pounds over.

Other Weights:
Romero Duno 134 vs. Juan Sanchez 133.6
Azat Hovhannisyan 122 vs. Sergio Frias 120.6
Abraham Lopez 127.8 vs. Isao Carranza 126.8
Rafael Gramajo 120.8 vs. Pedro Melo 121.2

Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, Ca.
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Manchester  
Joseph Parker 245 vs. Hughie Fury 234
(WBO Heavyweight Championship)
Josh Wale 117 vs. Don Broadhurst 118
Jimmy Kilrain Kelly 154 vs. Stiliyan Kostov 153
Joe Murray 137 vs. Matty Fagan 136
Shayne Singleton 153 vs. Peter McDonagh 154

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Hennessey Sports


  On This Day: Sept 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
James Toney won a 12 round UD over Rydell Booker to win the Vacant WBC Continental America's Heavyweight Title.
2000, Rama, Ontario, Canada:
Harry Simon won a 12 round MD over Rodney Jones to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Carlos Rios in the 9th round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Bethnal Green, London, England:
Glen Johnson TKO's Toks Owoh in the 6th round to win the IBF Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Giuseppe Lauri in the 5th round to win the WBA International Light Welterweight Title.
1999, Rama, Ontario, Canada:
Fitz Vanderpool won a 12 round UD over Bryon Mackie to win the WBF Light Middleweight Title.
1995, Sacramento, California:
Manuel Medina won a 12 round SD over Alejandro Gonzalez to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
Oscar Larrios KO'd Manuel Ramirez in the 3rd round.
1983, Richfield, Ohio:
Gerrie Coetzee KO'd Michael Dokes in the 10th round to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd James Tillis in the 1st round to win the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Knob Knocker: Farewell Ward
 
By William Trillo

As defined by Urbandictionary.com:
knob: An obnoxious person


He is leaving the sport an undefeated champion; he was the winner of the highly publicized Super Six Super Middleweight tournament. He jumped up from Super Middleweight Champion to light heavyweight and not only took the belts away from Sergey Kovalev but in the rematch he manhandled and KO’d Kovalev and successfully defended those crowns.
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  Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev Heavyweight World Championship Set For Oct. 28 From Cardiff, Wales  
Photo: Mark Robinson - Matchroom Sport

SHOWTIME Sports® will close out a banner year of world-class boxing with back-to-back Saturdays featuring heavyweight world championship fights live on SHOWTIME. The network announced today coverage of unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua’s upcoming WBA and IBF world title defense against top-rated mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on Saturday, October 28 live on SHOWTIME from Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
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  Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) hosted their final press conference today ahead of their 12-round fight for Linares' WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Titles. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The Linares vs. Campbell non-televised undercard action will be live streamed on RingTV.com beginning at 4:00 p.m. PT/ 7:00 p.m. ET.
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  Weights From Tucson, Arizona - ESPN  
Gilberto Ramirez 167.8 vs. Jesse Hart 167.7
(WBO Super Middleweight World Title)
Oscar Valdez 125.8 vs. Genesis Servania 125.4
(WBO Featherweight World Title)
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.4 vs. Mahonry Montes 146.6
Lenny Zappavigna 147 vs. Fidel Monterrosa 145.4
Michael Conlan 126.6 vs. Kenny Guzman 125
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov 138.2 vs. Victor Rosas 137
Robson Conceicao 129.8 vs. Carlos Osorio 129.4
Mikaela Mayer 131.8 vs. Allison Martinez 131.8

Venue: Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank


  Gabriel Rosado vs. Glen Tapia Headlines
Oct. 19 Edition Of Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN
 
Gabriel "King" Rosado (23-11, 13 KOs) and Glen "Jersey Boy" Tapia (23-4, 15 KOs) are set to collide in a battle between two experienced middleweights in the 10-round main event of the October 19 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The ESPN 3 livestream of the undercard bouts begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET. The ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes transmission will begin at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET.
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  HBO Sports Statement On Andre Ward's Retirement  
"Andre Ward ends his boxing career as he only knew how to live it -- as a champion at the top," says Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President, HBO Sports. "To watch Ward was to marvel at constant mastery of craft in the ring, to say nothing of his being the consummate role model outside it. The Hall of Fame will be lucky to have him.

"We wish Andre and his family much success and happiness as he explores new opportunities, including with our own HBO family as one of the expert analysts on our broadcast team.

"It was a privilege for HBO to serve as the television platform for many of his landmark achievements in the sport he loves."


  Christian Gonzalez Headlines LA Fight Club For The Third Time Oct. 6 On Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar  
Lightweight knockout artist Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez (17-1, 15 KOs) will seek to confirm that he is one of the brightest prospects of the exclusive Golden Boy stable when he headlines LA FIGHT CLUB for an unprecedented third time against a soon-to-be announced opponent in a scheduled eight-round main event on the Oct. 6 edition of Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar.
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  Sampson Boxing To Donate Proceeds Of
Upcoming Fight To Earthquake Victims In Mexico
 
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz is proud to announce he will be donating $1 from every ticket sold to his upcoming event in Las Vegas to help victims of the recent Mexico City Earthquake.

The donated funds, to be distributed by Mauricio Sulaiman of the World Boxing Council, will be matched X5 by world-renowned philanthropist and Mexican business man Carlos Slim's Foundation.
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  On This Day: Sept 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Table Mountain Casino, Friant, California:
Lou Savarese TKO'd Tim Witherspoon in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBO Inter-Continenal Heavyweight Title.
2001, Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas KO'd Jose Flores in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Vivian Harris won a 10 round SD over Jose Luis Juarez.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Tyler Hughes in the 3rd round.
1998, Tokyo, Japan:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Koji Matsumoto in the 10th round. Norwood failed to make the 126 lb weight and was stripped of the WBA Featherweight Title.
MSG Theater, New York:
Angel Manfredy won a 12 round UD over John Brown to retain the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Shane Mosley TKO'd Eduardo Morales in the 5th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1990, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round UD over Jorge Paez to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell & Undercard Fighters Los Angeles Media Workouts  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) hosted a media workout today in Los Angeles ahead of their 12-round fight for Linares' WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Titles.
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  Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz
New York Press Conference Quotes
 
Photo: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber'' Wilder and hard-hitting Cuban southpaw Luis "The Real King Kong'' Ortiz announced their upcoming Nov. 4 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING heavyweight world title bout on Wednesday from Dream Hotel in Downtown Manhattan.
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  Golden Boy Promotions Places Spotlight On
Three-Division World Champion Jorge Linares
 
Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (42-3, 27 KOs), WBA, WBC Diamond, and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Champion, will defend all three of his titles on Sept. 23 when he takes on Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs), No. 1 contender and Olympic Gold Medalist in a battle for the ages. Linares will make his triumphant return stateside after three years away to defend his titles against a formidable opponent. The event takes place Saturday, Sep. 23 at the 'Fabulous' Forum in Inglewood, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez
Back In Action This Saturday In Kansas
 
2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez returns to the ring this Saturday night for his third professional fight, headlining "KO Night Boxing: Step Up!", at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.

"KO Night Boxing: Step Up!" is a presentation of KO Night Boxing LLC., in association with Hartman Arena, Mort's Cigar Bar, Jimmy Egg and Twister City Harley-Davidson. The action will be taped live for future airing on CBS Sports Network.
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  Michael Dutchover Dishes On Sparring Sessions
With Oscar Valdez & Jessie Magdaleno
 
Top junior lightweight prospect Michael Dutchover (5-0, 4 KOs) marks his return to the ring this Friday night against Carlos Flores (4-5-1, 3 KOs) in a featured 6-round bout on the "New Blood" undercard.

Dutchover, an accomplished amateur who earned a bronze medal at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2015 and a runner-up finish at the National Golden Gloves competition a year later, turned professional last year and already possesses a fan friendly style.
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  On This Day: Sept 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Essex, England:
Steve Molitor won a 12 round decision over Nicky Booth to win the Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Chris Eubank TKO'd Michael Watson in the 12th round to win the WBO Super Middleweight Title. This was the bout in which Michael Watson suffered injuries that left him permanent partial Paralysis.
Indio, California:
Orlando Canizales won a 12 round UD over Fernie Morales to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1989, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Eric Chavez KO'd Nico Thomas in the 5th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1985, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Spinks won a 15 round UD over Larry Holmes to win the IBF Heavyweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round UD over Dwight Pratchett to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Bernard Benton won a 12 round UD over Alfonso Ratliff to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1974, Rome, Italy:
Perico Fernandez won a 15 round SD over Lion Furuyama to win the Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  Super Lightweight Contender Mario Barrios
TKO's Naim Nelson In 7 In Bethlehem, PA
 
Unbeaten super lightweight Mario Barrios (20-0, 12 KOs) defeated Naim Nelson (13-4, 1 KO) via seventh round TKO 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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  GGG - Champion Of Champions  
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman's son

It would be impossible not to dedicate this week's column to Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. Saturday night in Las Vegas at the T Mobile Arena, Golovkin finally received the world recognition as the best fighter in the middleweight division and one of the best in the world. Canelo Alvarez fought GGG in a very entertaining fight that had the sold-out arena chanting throughout, hoping that Alvarez would bring back those glory days of Mexican warriors like Salvador Sanchez, Julio Cesar Chavez, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Juan Manuel Marquez and win the fight of his life precisely on Mexican Independence Day. It didn't happen.
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Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz NYC Press Conference Live Stream Today At 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT

 


  Elite Prospect Ruben Villa Battles Veteran
Ernesto Guerrero Friday Night In Ontario, CA
 
Ruben Villa (7-0, 4 KOs), one of the featherweight division's brightest young talents, takes the next step in his development by clashing with veteran Ernesto Guerrero (26-19, 18 KOs) in one of two highly anticipated match-ups on Friday's "New Blood" undercard.

The 6-round bout takes place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania & Zurdo
Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart Workout Quotes
 
Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champions ÓSCAR VALDEZ and GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ will headline and exciting world championship event This Friday! September 22, at Tucson Arena (260 South Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701.) Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), a two-time Mexican Olympian with strong roots in Tucson, will be defending his WBO featherweight title against the WBO's No. 4 world-rated contender GENESIS SERVANIA (29-0, 12 KOs), of Bacolod City, Philippines. WBO super middleweight champion Ramirez (35-0, 24 KOs), from Mazatlan Mexico, will take on No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger JESSE "Hard Work" HART (22-0, 18 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA, in the grudge match of the year. The four warriors boast a perfect combined record of 108-0 (73 KOs) with nearly 70% of their victories coming by way of knockout. Here is what they had to say at today's media workout:
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  Fighter Spotlight: Nate Green  
In an eight-round featherweight showdown for New Haven bragging rights, Elm City's Nate Green (9-0, 2 KOs) takes on long-time cross town rival and New Haven native, Josh Crespo (7-5-3, 3 KOs). The bout will be presented as the co-feature on the Thursday, October 5 installment of the Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars Boxing Series. The bad blood between Green and Crespo goes back to Green's professional debut in 2011 when he handed Crespo his first loss.
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  Exciting Undercard Announced
For Long Island Rockin' Fights Sept. 28
 
Star Boxing announced a terrific undercard for, Rockin' Fights 28 on September 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. The main event features the highly anticipated return of Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin vs. former French Jr. Welterweight champion, Renald "Le Lion" Garrido.
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  On This Day: Sept 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Alejandro Garcia TKO'd Rhoshii Wells in the 10th round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Fres Oquendo to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1997, Aachen, Germany:
Lou Del Valle TKO'd Eddy Smulders in the 8th round to win the Vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Miami, Florida:
David Tua KO'd Darroll Wilson in the 1st round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Wilfredo Rivera to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Diosbelys Hurtado won an 8 round decision over Ed Pollard.
Zab Judah TKO'd Michael Johnson in the 2nd round.
Randall Bailey TKO'd Chris Yslas in the 1st round.
Joel Casamayor KO'd David Chamendis in the 1st round.
1994, Washington DC:
Darryl Tyson TKO'd Reggie Green in the 12th round to win the Vacant NABF Light Welterweight Title.
William Joppy KO'd Tony Cartell in the 2nd round.
Derrick Gainer won a 6 round UD over Darren McGrew.

  Leduan Barthelemy vs. Eduardo Ramirez
Headlines Sept. 26 In Las Vegas
 
Sampson Boxing and the Cannery Hotel & Casino are proud to announce a "Buy One Get One Free" fight-ticket special for firefighters, police and military personnel attending their upcoming "Cuba vs. Mexico" Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes event on Tuesday, September 26.
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  Weights From Bethlehem, PA - FS1  
Mario Barrios 140.9 vs Naim Nelson 140.8
Earl Newman 178 vs Paul Parker 177.5
Thomas Velasquez 131.1 vs Tyrome Jones 132.1
Juan Sanchez 124.9 vs Gorwar Karyah 125.8
Ryan Wilczak 154.3 vs Devin Mcmaster 152.9
Antonio Russell 117.8 vs Cristian Renteria 120.2
Jeffrey Torres 140.4 vs Latorie Woodberry 141.8
Antuanne Russell 138.5 vs Jesus Lule 139.7

Promoter: King’s Promotions
TV: FS1 & FOX Deportes
Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


  Top Rank To Donate 500 Tickets To Friday's
Tucson Boxing Event To "Dreamers"
 
In support of the thousands of young immigrants that could be affected by the termination the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, boxing promotional company, Top Rank®, led by Hall-of-Fame promoter Bob Arum, will donate 500 tickets to “Dreamers” in Arizona to attend the September 22 world championship event headlined by unbeaten Mexican world champions ÓSCAR VALDEZ and GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ. Valdez and Ramirez are considered by many experts as the future of the boxing rich country of Mexico, and they will defend their respective featherweight and super middleweight world titles in action-packed bouts.
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  Jose Roman Defends 10-Fight Winning
Streak Friday Night In Ontario, CA
 
In Thompson Boxing Promotions' "New Blood" main event, junior welterweight Jose Roman (24-1-1, 16 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif. puts his 10-fight winning streak on the line against Wilberth Lopez (18-8, 13 KOs) of Tucson, Ariz. in a bout scheduled for 8-rounds.

The five-bout show takes place on Friday, Sept. 22 from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  Yildirim’s Coach: "I Am The Colonel, He Is My Rambo"  
Coach Ahmet Öner is ready to send his boxer Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) into war against Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) on October 7 at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany.

“Our relationship is like a colonel and a soldier,” said Ahmet Öner. “Sometimes I call him John Rambo, and I am Colonel Trautman. He is my Rambo, I made him and I am very happy with what I’ve made.”
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  On This Day: Sept 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Oberhausen, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski KO'd Mark Prince in the 8th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Steve Pannell in the 2nd round.
Ricky Hatton KO'd Pascal Montulet in the 2nd round.
Atlanta, Georgia:
Evander Holyfield won a 12 round UD over Vaughn Bean to Retain the WBA and IBF Heavyweight Title.
Robert Allen TKO'd Abdullah Ramadan in the 1st round to win the IBF (Interim) Middleweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Jerry Ballard in the 4th round.
1993, Bangkok, Thailand:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Toto Pongsawang in the 11th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1992, Glasgow, Scotland:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Tony Thornton to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Pat Clinton won a 12 round UD over Danny Porter to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Who’s Shortsighted?
 
By William Trillo
Photos by Al Applerose

Golden Boy brass admonished the media in attendance at the GGG vs Canelo post fight press telling them that if they didn’t write about the excellent performances of both fighters but instead only focused on the abysmal score rendered, it would be very shortsighted.

Unfortunately for the promoter by the time he uttered those words the internet was ablaze with negative reaction to not only that horrific score but social media was inundated with boxing fan commentary that made it clear they thought Gennady Golovkin was the victim of Las Vegas robbery at its best. In the eyes of the majority of the fans Golovkin won that battle hands down.
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  Williams Retains Title With Win Over Rodriguez  
Jimmy Williams celebrated two major milestones in style Saturday, retaining his World Boxing Council U.S. Boxing Council (WBC USNBC) welterweight title for the second time in less than three weeks at Twin River Casino.

Stepping up for one more title defense after knocking out Issouf Kinda in August, Williams (15-0-1) returned Saturday on his birthday in the headliner of CES Boxing’s 12-fight card at Twin River and remained unbeaten, defeating game challenger Juan Rodriguez Jr. (13-5) of New Jersey by unanimous decision, 98-91, 97-92, 96-93.
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  On This Day: Sept 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins KO'd Oscar De La Hoya in the 9th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles and win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Orlando Salido to retain the WBA and IBF Featherweight Titles.
Kofi Jantuah KO'd Marco Antonio Rubio in the 1st round of a WBO Light Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Carlton Holland.
Almazbek Raiymkulov TKO'd Jose Luis Karass in the 2nd round.
1999, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round MD over Oscar De La Hoya to unify the IBF and WBC Welterweight Titles.
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Sione Asipeli to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Vasiliy Jirov KO'd Dale Brown in the 10th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Larry Barnes in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 8th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.

  Braehmer & Brant Ready For
Ali Trophy Clash In Historic Schwerin
 
Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) and Robert Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) meet in the ring on Friday October 27 when the World Boxing Super Series’ super middleweight division and the quest for the Ali Trophy illuminate the Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany.
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  Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten rising contender Mario Barrios shared his thoughts on training camp and more as he nears his showdown against Naim Nelson that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, September 19 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
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  On This Day: Sept 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Detroit, Michigan:
Steve Forbes won a 12 round UD over David Santos to win the USBA Super Featherweight Title.
St Louis, Missouri:
Cory Spinks TKO'd Jorge Vaca in the 7th round to win the WBO NABO Welterweight Title.
1999, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand:
Medgoen Singsurat KO'd Manny Pacquiao to win the WBC Flyweight Title.
1995, Nongthaburi, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round SD over Daorung Chuvatana to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1994, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Surachai Saengmorakot in the 1st round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Vincent Pettway KO'd Gianfranco Rosi in the 4th round to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Gabe Ruelas won a 12 round UD over Jesse James Leija to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Meldrick Taylor in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Frankie Randall won a 12 round UD over Juan Martin Coggi to win the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Luis Ramon Campas in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.

  Tainted Draw For GGG vs. Canelo  
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Saul Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO’s) came into the ring to deafening cheers that showed he was the favorite of the fans in attendance. The same man left the ring to boo’s that darn near knocked the house down. Meanwhile his foe Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) entered the ring the villain, and when it was over it was clear the fans applauded him for his gutty performance. They saw what you and I saw. Another in the long line of some pretty inept judging. Ya'll just might as well write your scorecards before the fight...or did you?

118-110 for Canelo?

The fight was damn close so when you see scores like this rendered it just gives you no other choice than to assume there is some real stinky business afoot.
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Golovkin vs. Canelo Official Scorecards

 

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  Diazzz Defeats Rivera  
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

There’s just something about the semi-main event of a big PPV card in Las Vegas that seems to always have snoozer written all over it. Such was the case for Featherweight Joseph Diaz (25-0, 13 KO’s) who took on last minute substitute Rafael Rivera (25-1-2, 16 KO’s) in a battle almost no one in the house paid attention to.
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  De La Hoya Glazes Caballero  
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Super bantamweight Randy Caballero (24-1, 14 KO’s) talked a big game before his battle with Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KO’s) but he didn’t perform as well as his mouth and was unceremoniously beaten by a wide unanimous decision.

De La Hoya took control from the start using his size advantage to keep Caballero off rhythm for almost the entire 10 rounds. By round three Caballero had developed a mouse under his left eye and DLH was quick to target it for the rest of the night.
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  Martin No Blue Chip With Sketchy Split Decision Nod  
By William Trillo
Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Lightweight Ryan Martin (20-0, 11 KO’s) was given a gift in the PPV opener with a split decision nod over Francisco Rojo(20-3, 12 KO’s). All you had to do was listen to the roar of boo’s when the decision was announced to know Martin did not deserve this fight.
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  Canelo vs. Golovkin Off-TV Results
From T-Mobile Las Vegas
 
By William Trillo
Super lightweight Vergil Ortiz (7-0, 7 KO’s) didn’t buy into the serious amount of smack that Cesar Valenzuela (7-2, 2 KO’s) was running at the weigh-in. Keeping his undefeated record intact Ortiz not only remains undefeated but keeps his KO ratio at a stellar 100%. Two vicious body shots put Valenzuela down in round two with the ref waving it off at 1:22 of round 2.

“I just do what my coaches tell me to do,” said Ortiz. “They knew how this fight was going to end, and kept reminding me to go towards the body. I’m super happy to get the win, and this is just another fight on the way.”
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  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Supremacy Thoughts
For What It’s Worth
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

The time is finally here. It’s the biggest fight to come around the bend in many moons. No doubt it’s going to live up to the hype. With fighters the likes of GGG and Canelo it’s a given, this one will be spectacular. You can take that to the bank.

From arm chair boxing fan to seasoned journalists the common theme all along seems to center on GGG’s last two fights and the fact that maybe Golovkin has peaked and is now on the downside of his illustrious career. The speculation on that topic has gone so far as to suggest that this so called erosion is the only reason Canelo finally took the fight. Of course that would suggest that his promoter Golden Boy has bought into the Golovkin demise themselves.
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  Rojas Es Mas Macho; 30 Second KO For Garcia  
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Featherweight Claudio Marrero (22-2, 16 KO’s) got caught up in a street fight with Jesus M Rojas (26-1-2, 19 KO’s) and it bit him right on his hind end. As per usual Rojas was using less than The Marques of Queenbury rules. With low blows, elbows and rabbit punches he was getting under the skin of Marrero.
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  Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Official For Dec. 9  

Olympic Gold Medalists and "Pound4Pound" two of the best fighters in the world will collide when WBO Super Featherweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1- 7 KO's) defends his title against WBA Super World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO's) on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden New York.


 

Saunders vs. Monroe Jr. Live Stream
Today At 5:30PM ET / 2:30 PM PT

 
Watch the OFFICIAL LIVE STREAM of Saturday's WBO World Middleweight title bout between undefeated champion Billy Joe Saunders and number-2 ranked Willie Monroe, Jr. beginning at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT, with the Saunders - Monroe Jr. fight beginning at 6:30 PM ET.



  Weights From London  
Billy Joe Saunders 160 vs. Willie Monroe Jr. 160
(WBO World Middleweight Championship)

Venue: Copper Box, London
Promoter: Frank Warren


  Weights From Liverpool - World Boxing Super Series  
Callum Smith 167.5 vs. Erik Skoglund 167.5
(WBSS Super Middleweight Quarter-Final)

Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
Promoter: Matchroom, Team Sauerland


  Niall Kennedy Wins Controversial Decision
Versus Defending Champion Alexis Santos
 
Undefeated Irishman Niall "Boom Boom" Kennedy won a controversial 10-round split decision versus defending champion Alexis Santos to capture the New England heavyweight championship in last night's (Saturday) main event of Broadway Boxing held in Fox Theater, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT.
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  On This Day: Sept 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
William Joppy won a 12 round UD over Hacine Cherifi to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Felix Flores to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Radford Beasley in the 12th round to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1997, Nashville, Tennessee:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round UD over Angel Almena to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Terry Norris TKO'd David Gonzalez in the 9th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round UD over David Kamau to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell KO'd Terron Millet in the 1st round.

  Weights From Las Vegas - HBO PPV  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Gennady Golovkin 160 vs. Canelo Alvarez 160
(WBC/WBA/IBF Middleweight Titles)


Joseph Diaz Jr. 126 vs. Rafael Rivera 127*
*Rivera one pound over, has one hour to lose it
Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Randy Caballero 121
Ryan Martin 135 vs. Francisco Rojo 135.5*
*Rojo a half-pound over, has one hour to lose it

Non-PPV Bouts
Serhii Bohachuk 150 vs. Joan Jose Valenzuela 154.5
Vergil Ortiz 140 vs. Cesar Valenzuela 140
Marlen Esparza 111.5 vs. Aracely Palacios 110
Nicola Adams 115 vs. Alexandra Vlajk 114.5

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Billy's Boxing Blog
Fortune Telling Elvis Says...
Age Before Beauty!
 
By William Trillo
With the biggest fight weekend of 2017 upon us I felt it was my duty to get to the boxing Capital of the world, Las Vegas, as early in the week as possible.

OK.......truth be told I just wanted to get the heck out of dodge, and the sooner the better. So with a hearty Hi Ho I jumped in my ride and hit Interstate 15 and set the GPS for Sin City.

As per usual I made my usual midpoint stop at Peggy Sue's Diner in Yermo and along with a fountain shop made Cherry Coke there was the obligatory check in with Elvis The Soothsayer. Could the King have some insight on this weekends huge 160 pound Championship battle?
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  Cloutier's Canada Corner
Lemieux Believes Golovkin Will Stop Alvarez
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL – Ranked second contender by the WBO in the middleweight division, third by the WBC and fourth by the WBA and the IBF, the Montrealer David Lemieux has the conviction that Gennady Golovkin will beat Saul Canelo Alvarez Saturday evening in Las Vegas. Golovkin (37-0-0), a fighter from Kazakhstan, and Alvarez (49-1-1), a boxer from Mexico, are both ranked among the 10 best fighters pound for pound in the world. This WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship of the world, considered as the fight of the year on the international boxing scene, will be presented at the T-Mobile Arena.
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Canelo vs. Golovkin Official Weigh-In Live Stream Today At 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT

 


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