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Mikey Garcia W UD 12 Adrien Broner Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Jermall CharloTKO 4 Jorge Sebastian Heiland
Jarrell Miller TKO 10 Gerald Washington
Katie Taylor TKO 3 Jasmine Clarkson
Rau'shee Warren W UD 12 McJoe Arroyo
Noel Murphy W UD 8 Julio Cesar Sanchez
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  Aleksandra Lopes Fighting On "Fight Night At The Bay" For One More World Title Shot Opportunity  
On Saturday night, August 5, three-time world title challenge Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO) is taking on former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) in the eight-round co-featured event on the "Fight Night at the Bay" card, largely to try and better position herself for one final world title shot.
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  Vito Mielnicki Jr. Places 2nd At The Golden Gloves Junior National Tournament In Mesquite, Nevada  
Last week in Mesquite, Nevada. 15 year-old Vito Mielnicki, Jr. took 2nd place in the Golden Gloves Junior National Tournament.

What made this a special feat for Mielnicki, was that he went up five weight classes for 101 pounds to 125 and narrowly lost to a split decision to the number-one ranked Luis Ybarra of Colorado.
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  On This Day: Aug 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Tokyo, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov KO'd Hugo Soto in the 8th round to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julian Jackson won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Frankie Mitchell in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Inglewood, California:
Miguel Lora won a 12 round UD over Alberto Davila to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Vernon Buchanan in the 3rd round in non title action.
1987, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Tony Tucker to unify the WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1981, Caracas, Venezuela:
Eusebio Pedroza KO'd Carlos Pinango in the 7th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1976, Pusan, Korea:
Rigoberto Riasco won a 15 round SD over Dong Kyun Yum to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Broner Is As Broner Does
& Other Barclay Thoughts
 
By William Trillo

Sorry, but the talk that Adrien Broner still looked like a world class talent in defeat is pure horse manure in my opinion. If Broner was as talented as all that he would have dug down deep and went to the trenches with Mikey Garcia, but that would have put that suspect jaw on the line and Broner was not going to gamble like that with Garcia. Instead what we got was 12 rounds of Broner back pedaling his way to a lopsided loss. Oh sure, he had the occasional landed punch, but mostly he was shaking his head after getting tagged over and over again… far from world class.
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  Wild Night Of Upsets Highlight Thrilling
"Rockin' Fights 27" At The Paramount
 
The term "Theatre of the Unexpected" is often used in Boxing, and on Friday night July 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, NY, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing certainly provided the capacity crowd with something they won't soon forget.

The main event saw local hero Anthony "Showtime" Karperis of nearby Hicksville take on the Bronx' Louis Cruz. The two waged a fierce battle throughout the fight taking turns battering each other until a vicious uppercut by Cruz in the final seconds of the 9th round dropped Karperis.
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  On This Day: Aug 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1996, Dublin, Ireland:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Manuel Medina in the 11th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Tom Johnson won a 12 round UD over Ramon Guzman to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
Nate Miller TKO'd James Heath in the 7th round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain:
Adolpho Washington won a 12 round UD over Tortsten May to win the Vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1989, Inglewood, California:
Daniel Zaragoza TKO'd Frankie Duarte in the 10th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1984, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Pinklon Thomas won a 12 round MD over Tim Witherspoon to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
1981, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Animal Frank Fletcher KO'd Ernie Singletary in the 8th round to win the USBA Middleweight Title.
Anthony Fletcher won an 8 round MD over Livingstone Bramble.

  Mikey Garcia Outpoints Adrien Broner
By Unanimous Decision
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Three-division world champion Mikey Garcia kept his undefeated record intact with a dominant 12-round performance against four-division world champion Adrien Broner in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, Saturday on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Sadam Ali Scores Third Straight Victory With Unanimous Decision Win Against Johan Perez  
Photos: Chris Coduto - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Sadam "The World Kid" Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) took a decisive step towards once again fighting for a world title tonight with a unanimous decision victory against former two-time interim WBA Super Lightweight champion Johan "El Terrible" Perez (22-4-4, 15 KOs). The 10-round fight, which earned Ali the vacant WBA International Welterweight, was the main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN from Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
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  Undefeated Tramaine Williams
KO's William Gonzalez In Round 1
 
Undefeated featherweight prospect Tramaine "The Mighty Midget" Williams made a major statement last night (Saturday, July 29), dropping former world title challenger William "Chirizo" Gonzalez three times in the opening round of a sensational performance in the "KO Night Boxing" Rumble on the Water 2" main event, which aired live on CBS Sports Network from The Queen Mary's outdoor venue in Long Beach, California.
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  On This Day: July 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Louisville, Kentucky:
Nelson Dieppa won a 12 round MD over Ulises Solis to retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Danny Williams KO'd Mike Tyson in the 4th round.
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney TKO'd Adopho Washington in the 10th round.
Ray Oliviera won a 10 round UD over Cihat Salman
1995, Nagoya, Japan:
Wayne McCullough won a 12 round SD over Yasuei Yakushiji to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Julian Jackson TKO'd Terry Norris in the 2nd roundto retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1979, Chicago, Illinois:
Pipino Cuevas won a 15 round UD over Randy Shields to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1977, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Carlos Monzon won a 15 round UD over Rodrigo Valdez to retain the WBC and WBA Middleweight titles.

  Garcia Dominates Broner  
Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KO's) moved up in weight and won the WBC Super Lightweight Diamond belt with a unanimous decision over Adrien Broner (33-3-0-1, 24 KO's). After a slow first 2 rounds, Garcia turned up the heat by landing a big left hook. From that point on it was all Garcia, as Broner stayed around the ropes, taking combinations. It wasn't until the end of round 9 when Broner finally landed a telling blow that stunned Garcia for a bit. Garcia also appeared a bit tired as he had been doing most of the work in all previous rounds. Broner carried that momentum in the 10th as Garcia appeared out of gas. However, it was not enough as Garcia still had enough in the tank to out punch Broner in the final 2 rounds to secure what looked like an easy to score decision. Final scores confirmed that at 117-111 and 116-112 twice.

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  Charlo Stops Pre-Injured Heiland In 4  
Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KO's) moved up to Middleweight and stopped Jorge Heiland in 4 rounds. Heiland was unsteady on his left leg from the opening bell, going down easily in the 2nd during a right hook. Heiland would stagger around the ring without a punch landing, but insisted he was ok to the referee and doctors between rounds when checked. After a left hook to the head in the 4th, Heiland hit the canvas again, but upon rising he fell again as he tried to gain leverage on that left leg. The fight was immediately waived off for his sake at 2:13. After the fight it was announced Heiland had suffered an injury to that left leg prior. With the win, Charlo becomes the number 1 mandatory to the WBC Title, currently held by Gennady Golovkin, who fights Canelo Alvarez in September. Charlo said he's ready for the biggest names now.

  Miller Stops Washington After 8 Rounds  
Jarrell Miller (19-0-1, 17 KO's) stopped Gerald Washington (18-2-1, 12 KO's) after 8 dominating rounds. Miller pounded Washington to and against the ropes for the majority of the fight. Washington had very little in return, and when he would land a flurry, Miller was right back on him, not giving him any room to move. Miller unleashed punch after punch at the end of rounds 6, 7 and 8 before the referee finally calling it off as Washington went to his corner.

 

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  Kemahl Russell Scores Fantastic
One-Punch Knockout In Jamaica
 
Kemahl “Hitman” Russell (11-1, 9 KOs) made a triumphant return to the ring this week, landing a vicious one-punch knockout of Nigel Edwards (9-2-1, 5 KOs) in Kingston, Jamaica. The stoppage victory was part of a card for the Wray and Nephew Contender Series, which Russell himself won in 2015.
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  Canelo Alvarez To Fight For WBA & IBF Titles
In Showdown With Gennady Golovkin Sept. 16
 
Middleweight supremacy, elevation to the top of the pound-for-pound rankings, and a slew of championship belts will be on the line on September 16th when Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) takes on Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), with Canelo defending his Ring Magazine and Lineal titles and challenging for the WBA and IBF championships at the sold out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Weights From Brooklyn, NY - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Adrien Broner 138.75 vs. Mikey Garcia 139.5
(WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Belt)
 

Jermall Charlo 159.2 vs. Jorge Sebastian Heiland 158.2
 

Jarrell Miller 298.8 vs. Gerald Washington 248

Katie Taylor 134.6 vs. Jasmine Clarkson 133.6
Rau’shee Warren 113.4 vs. McJoe Arroyo 114.8
Billy Dibb 133 vs. Yardley Armenta Cruz 132.8
Noel Murphy 142.2 vs. Julio Cesar Sanchez 143
George Arias 213.2 vs. Elder Hernandez 222

Venue: Barclays Center
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  Frampton vs. Gutierrez Cancelled  
The featherweight title eliminator between Carl Frampton (23-1, 14 KO's) and Andres Gutierrez (35-1-1, 25 KO's) that was scheduled to stream on Facebook Live and Showtime Boxing's YouTube Channel prior to tonight's evening's live Broner vs. Garcia telecast has been cancelled due to an accident to Andres Gutierrez.

  Weights From Tucson, AZ - ESPN2  
Sadam Ali 147 vs. Johan Perez 146.6
Eddie Gomez 146.6 vs. Alejandro Barrera 147
Patrick Teixeira 153.4 vs. Andrew Hernandez 153.6
Daquan Arnett 158.8 vs. Jorge Silva 159
Pablo Rubio Jr. 122 vs. David Perez 121.6
Alfredo Escarcega 138 vs. Rodolfo Gamez 138.6

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


  Weights from Durango - Televisa  
Cristian Mijares 129.8 vs. Rafael Hernandez 129.5
Luis Vidales 141 vs. Ivan Alvarez 146
Elías Emigdio 117 vs. Moises Adame 116.6

Venue: Auditorio del Pueblo de la capital duranguense.
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo and Cancun Boxing


  Weights From Long Beach, Ca. - CBSSN  
Tramaine Williams 124.8 vs. William Gonzalez 122.6
Junior Younan 168 vs. Mike Guy 167
Jonnie Rice 268 vs. Rodney Hernandez 286
Sergio Quiroz 122 vs. Lupe Arroyo 123.8
Eric Gomez 148 vs. Raul Calderon 143.6

Venue: The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions, in association with KO Night Boxing LLC and Roc Nation Sports


  Q&A With Claressa Shields  
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields (3-0, 1 KO) says she's in the shape of her life to take on reigning WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) of Germany next Friday, August 4, at the MGM Grand Detroit.

Shields will challenge for her first world title in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions' "BATTLE OF THE BEST" event, which will be televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation (10:30 p.m. ET/PT).
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  On This Day: July 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Calabria, Italy:
Daniel Santos KO'd Giovanni Parisi in the 4th round to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 6th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1995, San Antonio, Texas:
Alex Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Tomas Rivera to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Danny Romero KO'd Miguel Martinez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney KO'd Charles Williams in the 12th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title
Oscar de la Hoya KO'd Jorge Paez in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO Lightweight Title.
1990, Phoenix, Arizona:
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Muangchai Kittikasem in the 7th round to win the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1957, New York, New York:
Floyd Patterson TKO'd Hurricane Jackson in the 10th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

 

Broner vs. Garcia Official Weigh-In
Live Stream Today At 1pm ET/10am PT

 


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Top Rank Will Organize Beterbiev vs. Keolling
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — Top Rank obtained the right to present the IBF light heavyweight elimination bout between the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev and the German Enrico Koelling. Top Rank won the purse bid held by the IBF championship committee Wednesday in New Jersey.
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  Ray Beltran Training Camp Quotes  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

“The plan is to knockout Vasquez. That is the goal I want to achieve to be able to get the big fight. I want to give the fans another impressive victory and make it clear that I am a world-class fighter.
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  Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference two days before they headline a Premier Boxing Champions event Saturday, July 29 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Jorge Linares To Defend Titles Against No. 1 Contender Luke Campbell Sept. 23 At The Forum  
WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Champion Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) will put his titles and 11-fight win streak on the line Saturday, September 23 when he takes on Olympic Gold Medalist and No. 1 contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) in a 12-round main event from Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum. The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Detroit's Domonique Dolton Returning To Action Next Friday, Aug. 4 At MGM Grand Detroit  
Detroit-based super welterweight contender Domonique Dolton is eager to return to action next weekend and get back in the mix.

Dolton (17-1-1, 9 KOs) hasn't fought in 10 months and hasn't fought in his home state in nearly seven years, but says manager David Segura, and new trainer Jonathan Banks have him at an all-new level of skill and fitness and ready for the world's best.
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  Big 11 Bout Card On Tap For Aug. 19
At The Claridge Hotel In Atlantic City
 
On Saturday night, August 19th, it will be wall to wall boxing action as 11 big fights will make up a tremendous night of boxing at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card, which is promoted Rising Promotions will feature a title bout, a former world champion, and some of the brightest prospects in well matched bouts. The show is just another in the line of terrific cards by Rising Promotions. The show will feature an unheard of 11 big fights, which are strategically matched for the fans, who will get their full monies worth of action.
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  On This Day: July 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Julius Francis in the 4th round to win the Brittish and Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles.
Los Angeles, California:
Andrew Lewis retained the WBA Welterweight Title when his bout with Ricardo Mayorga is called a NC in the 2nd round. Lewis suffered a head-butt inflicted cut.
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over In Jin Chi to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Julio Cesar Gonzalez to retain the Undisputed Light Heavyweight World Title.
1990, Melbourne, Australia:
Dennis Andries KO'd Jeff Harding in the 7th round to regain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
St Petersburg, Florida:
Jeff Lampkin KO'd Siza Makathini in the 8th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn TKO'd Frank Tate in the 9th round to win the IBF Middleweight Title.
1985, Miami, Florida:
Mike McCallum TKO'd David Braxton in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.

  Hall Of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach Shares
Training Camp Details Of Miguel Cotto
 
Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

World renowned trainer Freddie Roach shared important details regarding the training camp of Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only Puerto Rican boxer to ever win world titles in four divisions, as he prepares to go to war for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight title against the Japanese slugger Yoshihiro "El Maestrito" Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs). Cotto will attempt to obtain a sixth world title in four divisions and will appear on HBO for an astounding 23rd time. The event takes place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Two-Time Gold Medalist Claressa Shields Named #28
Of Sporting World's Top 50 Most Dominant Athletes
 
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields has been named #28 in AOL's annual list of the world's 50 most dominant athletes.

Shields came in ahead of top stars from across the world of sports including Connor McGregor and the NBA's Steph Curry.
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  Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia
Undercard Workout Quotes
 
Fighters competing on the Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia undercard this Saturday, July 29 at Barclays Center held an open-to-the-public media workout Wednesday at Modell’s Sporting Goods in Brooklyn before they enter the ring this weekend.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast is headlined by a showdown between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia. Participating in Wednesday’s workout and kicking off televised action at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT are unbeaten former champion Jermall Charlo and top contender Jorge Sebastian Heiland, who meet in a middleweight world title eliminator.
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  Undefeated Bantamweight Christian Carto
In New Main Event Aug. 11 In Philadelphia
 
Undefeated bantamweight knockout artist, Christian Carto will headline a nine-bout card at the SugarHouse Casino on Friday, August 11th. Carto, will take on Phillip Adyka (7-9, 4 KO's) of St. Paul, Minnesota in the six-round featured bout.
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  Usyk Faces Huck In Muhammad Ali Trophy
Opener Sept. 9 In Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin
 
The first contest of the World Boxing Super Series will be the cruiserweight quarter-final between WBO World Champion Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) and Marco Huck (40-4-1, 27 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin on September 9th.

Number one seed in the 200lb (90.7 kg) bracket, Usyk, picked the experienced German fighter to be the third defence of his title at the Draft Gala in Monaco earlier this month.
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  On This Day: July 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana:
Cliff Etienne and Francois Botha fought to a draw in a wild and controversial bout.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Tim Austin TKO'd Adan Vargas in the 10th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
John Ruiz retained his WBA Heavyweight Title when Kirk Johnson was DQ'd in the 10 for repeated Low Blows.
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 4th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Willie Mitchell in the 6th round.
1991, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Mauro Galvano won a 12 round UD over Ron Essett to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Policarpo Diaz to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Lightweight Titles.
1990, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Massimliano Duran won the WBC Cruiserweight Title when Carlos de Leon was DQ'd in the 11th round.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clayton In The Top 15 Of The WBO Ratings
 
By Daniel Cloutier
The Montrealer welterweight Custio Clayton has only 12 pro bouts of experience, but the WBO is ranking him now 15th contender in the 147 pound division. Clayton (12-0-0) is the WBC Continental Americas champion and the IBF international champion.

A fighter coming from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Clayton scored his 12th win in pro boxing June 15th at the Montréal Casino, when he beat the Mexican Johnny Navarette (33-10-0) by unanimous decision.
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  Vasyl Lomachenko Training Camp Quotes  
Photo: Mikey William - Top Rank

Next week, two-division world champion and pound for pound superstar VASYL "Hi-Tech" LOMACHENKO (8-1, 6 KOs), of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, who has won his last five fights by knockout, returns to a Los Angeles ring for the first time in over three years when he headlines an all-action card, Saturday, August 5, at Microsoft Theater, located at LA Live! Lomachenko will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger and Top-10 contender MIGUEL "Escorpión" MARRIAGA (25-2, 21 KOs), from Arjona, Colombia. He won 15 of his previous 20 fights by way of knockout.
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  Mauricio Herrera vs. Jesus Soto Karass &
Undercard Los Angeles Media Workout Quotes
 
Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) and Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) hosted a media workout today at the Azteca Boxing Club to promote their anticipated 10-round welterweight crossroads fight on the August 4th edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The fight will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 9:00 P.M. ET/ 6:00 P.M. PT.
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  Claressa Shields Meteoric Rise To Stardom In Pro Boxing Another Chapter In Her Historic Journey  
On Friday, August 4, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields will make another significant stop on her historic journey through the sport of boxing.

In the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions' "BATTLE OF THE BEST" event at MGM Grand Detroit and televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation (10;30 p.m. ET/PT) Shields (3-0, 1 KO) will challenge for her first world title in just her fourth fight against reigning WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) of Germany.
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  SHOWTIME Sports To Deliver Three Separate
Live Boxing Presentations This Sat., July 29
 
SHOWTIME Sports will offer three separate boxing presentations on Saturday, July 29, delivering two digital live streams preceding the evening’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING televised doubleheader. The digital-only offerings will be available on Facebook Live and YouTube prior to the live SHOWTIME® telecast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, as the network continues its unrivaled commitment to boxing.
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  On This Day: July 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Emmanuel Lucero in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Fitz Vanderpool in the 6th round.
1998, Nagoya, Japan:
Satoshi Lida won a 12 round UD over Julio Gamboa to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Verona, New York:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round UD over Luis Rolon to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1997, Yokohoma, Japan:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Yuichi Kasai in the 12th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Hiroyuki Sakamoto to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1987, Kwangju, Korea:
Chong Pal Park TKO'd Emmanuel Otti in the 4th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Houston, Texas:
Antonio Esparragoza KO'd Pascual Aranda in the 10th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Undefeated Brooklyn Light Heavyweight Prospect Junior Younan Showcased In July 29 Co-Feature  
Former junior boxing prodigy and undefeated professional prospect, undefeated Junior "The Young God" Younan, will be showcased in the "KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2" co-feature this Saturday (July 29), airing (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network, live from The Queen Mary's outdoor venue in Long Beach, California. The Queen Mary will be hosting its first pro boxing show.
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  All-British Quarter-Final Clash For Muhammad Ali Trophy Between WBA World Champion Groves & Cox At The SSE Arena, Wembley On Oct. 14 In London  
The first domestic showdown of the World Boxing Super Series is scheduled for October 14th when top seeded super middleweight George Groves (26-3, 19 KOs) puts his WBA World title on the line against his undefeated countryman Jamie Cox (23-0, 13 KOs) in a ‘Battle of Britain’ at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, United Kingdom.
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  Undercard Announced For "Rockin' Fights 27"  
Star Boxing will present another exciting supporting undercard this Friday July 28th to the Anthony "Showtime" Karperis- Louis Cruz main event for the acclaimed "Rockin Fights" series, at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.

The co-feature bout will be Brooklyn's Dean "Bad Newz" Burrell (12-1 9KO's) who returns to The Paramount in a scheduled 8 round Lightweight fight against tough veteran Carlos Osorio (13-7 5KO's) by way of El Viejo, Nicaragua.
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  Pro Boxing & Pro MMA Doubleheader
Heats Up The Valley On Aug. 18 & 19
 
As the Southern California weather heats up, there is only one promotional team continuing to add fuel to fire with standing room capacity crowds and heart-pumping professional boxing and MMA action.

One week before Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off in their historic collision of boxing and MMA legends, fight fans of both disciplines will be fully satiated on August 18th and August 19th with a scorching doubleheader of professional boxing and MMA as Lights Out Promotions and Bash Entertainment bring another installment of VALLEY FIGHT NIGHT and CXF: California Xtreme Fighting to the World Famous Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, California.
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  On This Day: July 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton won a 12 round SD over Omar Sheika to win the Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title.
1995, St Jean de Luz, France:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Akim Tafer in the 9th round to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1994, Inglewood, California:
Verno Phillips TKO'd Jaime Llanes in the 7th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1993, Kyongju, Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round UD over Yuichi Hosono to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1992, Manchester, England:
Tyrone Booze KO'd Derek Angol in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Manning Galloway won a 12 round UD over Pat Barrett to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
1987, Miami, Florida:
Miguel Lora KO'd Antonio Avelar in the 4th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1902, San Francisco, California:
James J. Jeffries KO'd Bob Fitzsimmons in the 8th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Charles Huerta Is Back
 
By William Trillo

When “Comeback of The Year” awards go out at the end of 2017 don’t be surprised to see Super Featherweight Charles Huerta (19-5, 12 KO’s) getting his share of honors. After a hiatus of 3 years Huerta has come alive in 2017. With an overpowering KO over the formerly undefeated Ivan Delgado along with a shiny new contract with Golden Boy, Huerta is well on his way to getting right back into the thick of things. With a victory at Belasco Theatre on August 10th over a rugged Miguel Gonzalez (21-2, 18 KO’s) from Los Mochis, Mexico, Huerta will be on a path to get back into the spotlight before year’s end.
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  Isaac Zarate Gets Back On The Winning Track  
After suffering a draw and two split decision losses in his last three outings, featherweight Isaac Zarate (13-3-2, 2 KOs) got back on the winning track with a strong performance over recent world title challenger Carlos Carlson (22-3, 12 KOs).

Zarate opened up a lead in the closing seconds of the second round when he connected with a right hook that dropped Carlson.
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  On This Day: July 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Seoul, Korea:
In Jin Chi TKO'd Eiichu Sugama in the 10th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti KO'd Leonard Dorin in the 2 round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 10 round SD over Francisco Bojado.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Page TKO'd Freddy Pendleton in the 11th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Virgil McClendon in the 12th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1993, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Murray won a 12 round UD over Juan LaPorte to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Pohang, Korea:
Yong Kang Kim won a 12 round UD over Sot Chitalada to win the WBC Flyweight Title.
1986, Tokyo, Japan:
Tsuyoshi Hamada KO'd Rene Arredondo in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  Zarate Gets Big UD Against Carlson;
Ayala-Nieto Outpoints Melo
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

We spent another fun night at a Thompson Boxing Promotions event. This time it was New Blood, held once again at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The main event for the evening was a good one. It featured Carlos “Memin” Carlson (22-3, 12 KOs) going up against Isaac “Dinamita” Zarate (13-3-2, 2 KOs). This fight was to go eight rounds in the featherweight division.
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  Danny Roman Video Interview  
On September 3rd Super Bantamweight contender Danny Roman (22-2-1, 8 KO's) will travel to Kyoto, Japan to take on WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Shun Kubo (12-0, 9 KO's).This will be Roman's first attempt at a world title. Pound4Pound spoke with Roman about his upcoming title fight. Check out our video:



 

"Viernes De Campeones En Casino
Metro Boxing Nights" Results - July 21, 2017
Photos: Ivan Ojeda - PRBBP

 

(WBO World Championship 122 lbs. – 10 Rounds)
AMANDA SERRANO- 121.9 lbs. VS. EDINA KISS- 121.6 lbs.
Carolina, Puerto Rico (33-1-1, 25 KOs) Budapest, Hungary (13-5, 5 KOs)
Serrano won by TKO at 1:00 of round 3.
Kiss went down one time in the second round.
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  On This Day: July 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Brian Minto KO'd Vincent Maddalone in the 10th round.
1994, Bismarck, North Dakota:
Mike McCallum won a 12 round UD over Jeff Harding to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Frank Tate to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1992, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu won a 10 round UD over Juan LaPorte
1990, Inglewood, California:
Humberto Gonzalez TKO'd Jung-Keun Lim in the 5th round to Retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1988, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round UD over Rocky Locktidge to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1958, Houston, Texas:
Joe Brown won a 15 round UD over Kenny Lane to retain the World Lightweight Title.

  WBC World Champion Briedis Meets Irish-Based
And Cuban-Born Perez In Quarter-Final
Showdown Sept. 30 At The Riga Arena In Latvia
 
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to announce that the Riga Arena in Latvia will play host to the cruiserweight quarter-final bout between reigning and defending WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) and Irish-based and Cuban-born Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) on September 30th.
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  Super Middleweights Gavronski vs. Hirsch
Headline "Battle At The Boat 112"
 
Super middleweights Mike Gavronski and Tony Hirsch will face off in the main event at Battle at the Boat 112 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Gavronski brings a record of 23-2-1 with 14 KOs into the 10-round bout, while Hirsch sports a record of 22-6-2 with 9 knockouts.
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  Undefeated Prospects Look To Preserve Records
On Aug. 4 Golden Boy Boxing On ESPN Undercard
 
As temperatures begin to swelter in Coachella Valley, so will the ring at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in a true crossroads fight between Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside, CA and Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico. The two will face each other in a 10-round make-or-break welterweight war on the August 4th edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, to air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 P.M. EST/6 P.M. PST. Doors to the action at the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center will open at 4:00 p.m. PT.
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  WBC Champion Nikki Adler Hard At Work To
Defend Belt Against Claressa Shields On Aug. 4
 
German WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler is hard at work for her Friday, August 4 title defense against two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields.

Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) will make the third defense of her WBC 168-pound title, and try to add the IBF Super Middleweight belt to her collection, against Flint, Michigan's Shields (3-0, 1 KO) in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions' "BATTLE OF THE BEST" event at MGM Grand Detroit and Televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation (10;30 p.m. ET/PT)
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  On This Day: July 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Pismo Beach, California:
Brian Viloria TKO'd Luis Doria in the 1st round to win the WBC Youth Flyweight Title.
2000, Miami, Florida:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Mamadou Thiam in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Ener Julio won a 12 round SD over Randall Bailey to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Felix Machado won a 12 round UD over Julio Gamboa to win the Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, London, England:
Nate Miller KO'd Orlin Norris in the 8th round to win the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Nigel Benn TKO'd Vincenzo Nardiello in the 8th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1987, Tokyo, Japan:
Rene Arredondo TKO'd Tsuyoshi Hamada in the 6th round to regain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1963, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Sonny Liston KO'd Floyd Patterson in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Puerto Rico  
Photo: Ivan Ojeda - PRBBP

Amanda Serrano 121.9 vs. Edina Kiss 121.6
(WBO Female Jr. Featherweight Title)

Jonathan Oquendo 129 vs. Orlando Rizo 132
Jeyvier Cintron 118 vs. Guillermo Dejeas 121
Robson Conceicao 129 vs. Bernardo Gomez 13

Venue: San Juan Ballroom at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions Inc.


  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Carlos Carlson, 123.5 vs. Isaac Zarate, 124 (8-rounds)
Cristian Ayala, 119 vs. Pedro Melo, 119.7 (8-rounds)
Roberto Meza, 127.6 vs. Juan Sandoval, 128 (4-rounds)
Mario Hernandez, 121 vs. Larry Kloak, 121 (4-rounds)
Daniel Guzman, 117.3 vs. Giovanni Noriega, 114.5 (4-rounds)
Wesley Diana, 141.3 vs. Carlos Apodaca, 137 (4-rounds)

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Ca.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Weights From Mexico City - Telemundo  
Antonio Moran 135 vs. Guadalupe Rosales 135
Luis Daniel Flores 132 vs. Jerson Aguilar 131
Omar Solano 135 vs. Sebastian Lopez 135
Giovanni De Jesus 134 vs. Miguel Angel Flores 134
Eduardo Esparza 118 vs. Ivan Hernandez 118
Victor Dominguez 118 vs. Carlos Garcia 124
Ricardo Garcia 125 vs. Tomas Rayon 121

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


  Eddie Gomez, Patrick Teixeira, Pablo Rubio Jr. & More To Fight On Ali vs. Perez July 29 Undercard  
Golden Boy Promotions is bringing the desert heat to Casino Del Sol with an undercard to open up the 10-round main event of Sadam "The World Kid" Ali (24-1, 14 KOs) versus Johan "El Terrible" Perez (22-3-4, 15 KOs) for the vacant WBA International Welterweight title. The July 29th action of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN will be aired on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 beginning at midnight/ 9:00 p.m. PT.
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  Ahmed Elbiali Looks To Step Up In Competition  
After his resent destruction of Christopher Brooker, a second round KO shown live on PBC on FS1, undefeated light heavyweight, Ahmed Elbiali (16-0, 13 KOs) is looking to step up in competition. With the 175 lbs. division loaded with talent, Elbiali is looking to get ranked with a victory against a name fighter.
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  Manny's Pacquiao's Statement On Senator McCain  
"I had the opportunity to personally meet Senator McCain in Washington, D.C. in February 2015 and am saddened to hear of his present health issues. My thoughts and prayers go out to Senator McCain for a speedy and full recovery. As with God, anything is possible."

  On This Day: July 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Marcelo Dominguez to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Daniel Santos retained the WBO Welterweight Title when his bout with Antonio Margarito was stopped and declared NC in the 1st round. (unintentional headbutt cut)
Harry Simon won a 12 round UD over Hacine Cherifi to win the WBO Iterim Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Shane Mosley KO'd Adrian Stone in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Jameel McCline TKO'd Michael Grant in the 1st round.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson TKO'd Carl Williams in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1982, New York, New York:
Salvador Sanchez TKO'd Azumah Nelson in the 15th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title. (Sanchez was killed in an auto accident shortly after this bout).
1979, Houston, Texas:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO'd Ruben Olivares in the 12th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss
Final Press Conference
 
Photos Ivan Ojeda - PRBBP

The second defense of the WBO super bantamweight (122 pounds) Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano will headline the beginning of the series "Viernes de Campeones en Casino Metro Boxing Nights", presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), in association with DiBella Entertainment and Top Rank, on Friday, July 21, at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, to be broadcasted live on Wapa 2 Deportes in Puerto Rico and on beIN Sports en Español on delay Saturday (11:00 p.m.).
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  Canelo Alvarez Opens Training Camp In San Diego
To Prepare For Showdown Against Gennady Golovkin
 
Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) returned to San Diego for the eighth consecutive time and for his sixth headlining Pay-Per-View event to open training camp ahead of his Sept. 16 clash against Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) for middleweight supremacy at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
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  "Boxeo Telemundo Ford" Presents WBO Latin Lightweight Title Main Event This Friday July 21  
Antonio “Toño” Morán 21-2 (14 KO) of Mexico City faces Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales 34-12 (18 KO) of San Luis Potosi in the next main event of Boxeo Telemundo summer season

Miami – July 19, 2017 – “Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., returns this Friday, July 21 at 11:35 PM/10:35 C from the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City where Mexicans Antonio “Toño” Morán and Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales will fight for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Lightweight Latin Title. Telemundo Deportes’ commentators René Giraldo and Edgar López will call the action.
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  Antoine Douglas Wins; Adam Lopez Settles For Disputed Draw This Past Friday Night In Miami, OK  
Middleweight contender Antoine Douglas and super bantamweight Adam Lopez are coming off strong showings this past Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

Douglas took out late-replacement Juan De Angel in round four of a non-televised bout, while Lopez battled to a disputed draw in a bout that most ringside observers and fans watching throughout the country on ShoBox: The New Generation had Lopez coming out on top of his eight-round battle with undefeated Glenn Dezurn.
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  Undefeated 140-Pounders Bakhtiyar Eyubov
& Sonny Fredrickson Meet In Co-Feature To
Nikki Adler vs. Claressa Shields Friday, Aug. 4
 
Junior welterweight knockout artist Bakhtiyar “Bakha Bullet” Eyubov (13-0, 11 KOs) will face fellow undefeated prospect Sonny “Pretty Boi” Fredrickson (17-0, 11 KOs) in a 10-round ShoBox: The New Generation co-featured bout Friday, Aug. 4 live on SHOWTIME from MGM Grand Detroit.
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  Introducing Undefeated Welterweight
Prospect Boubacar Sylla
 
Boubacar Sylla is attempting to be the next in a long line of fighters from Cincinnati, Ohio to become world champion.

The 22 year-old Sylla, who is managed by Split-T Management, and has established himself as a prospect to watch as he has raced out to a record of 7-0 with six knockouts.
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  Smith vs. Skoglund Set For Sept. 16 In Liverpool  
The battle for the inaugural 168lb Muhammad Ali Trophy begins on September 16th with the first of the World Boxing Super Series’ hugely anticipated super middleweight match ups. British betting favourite and number two seed Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) will meet undefeated Swedish star Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) in a quarter-final bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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  On This Day: July 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Shane Mosley to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Eric Harding in the 5th round
1997, Indio, California:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Glen Johnson in the 11th round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1991, Samut Prakam, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO'd David Griman in the 5th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1990, Arles, France:
Christophe Tiozzo TKO'd Paul Whittaker in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1980, Seoul, Korea:
Eusebio Pedroza KO'd Sa-Wang Kim in the 8th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Playboy Club, McAfee, New Jersey:
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad TKO'd Jerry Martin in the 10th round to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Serrano, Oquendo, Cintron & Conceicao Workouts  
Photos: Jose Madera - PRBBP

Three days before their fights Puerto Rican Amanda "The Real Deal" Oquendo, Serrano, Jonathan Oquendo, Jeyvier Cintron and Brazilian Robson Conceicao worked for the media en route to the beginning of the series "Viernes de Campeones en Casino Metro Boxing Nights," which will present PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) on Friday, July 21, at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan.
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  Carlos Carlson Looking For Statement
Win On Friday Night In Ontario, CA
 
Recent world title contender Carlos Carlson (22-2, 12 KOs) is on the comeback trail after falling short in his first big league fight earlier this year against long reigning WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka.

Carlson looks to get back on the winning track against the pressured attack of Isaac Zarate (12-3-2, 2 KOs) in Thompson Boxing Promotions' "New Blood" 8-round main event, this Friday from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  Rolando Chinea Shines With
Win Over Kenneth Sims Jr.
 
Nobody told Rolando Chinea he was supposed to the "B-side," when he upset Ladarius Miller, O'Shanique Foster, Mel Crossty, or on Saturday, when he handed Kenneth Sims Jr. (12-1, 4KO) his first loss.

The Super Lightweight prospect, who hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, won a majority decision over Sims in the co-feature of Saturday night's edition of SHOBOX: The New Generation. Sims came out strong early in the fight, but Chinea was relentless, breaking down his opponent over eight rounds. Chinea dominated the last two rounds, and punch stats indicated that he landed more punches overall throughout the bout.
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  Derek Silveira Making Up For Lost Time,
Headlining "Fight Night At The Bay"
 
Former New England. welterweight champion Derek Silveira Is trying to make up for lost time, 3 ½ years of ring inactivity from the summer of 2013 until this past April, as he prepares to headline the August 5th "Fight Night at the Bay" card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts.
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  On This Day: July 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, London, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Juan Cabrera in the 2nd round to retain the IBF and WBO Featherweight Titles.
1997, Indio, California:
William Guthrie TKO'd Darrin Allen in the 3rd round to win the Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Nashville, Tennessee:
Frankie Liles won a 12 round UD over Jaffa Ballogou to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Mbulelo Botile in the 8th round to win the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1990, Seattle, Washington:
Robert Daniels won a 12 round UD over Craig Bodzianowski to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Lindell Holmes TKO'd Carl Sullivan in the 9th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1987, St Tropez, France:
Jose Luis Ramirez won a 12 round UD over Terrance Alli to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
1986, London, England:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd Frank Bruno in the 11th round to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
WBC To Organize Tournament To Determine Mandatory Challenger For Adonis Stevenson
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The WBC championship committee has confirmed the organization of a tournament to determine the next mandatory challenger for the WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0).

The actual mandatory challenger for Stevenson is the Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez (23-0-0). Stevenson should fight Alvarez September 28th in Montréal or Québec City.
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  Joe Smith Jr. Fights Nine Rounds With Broken Jaw  
Popular Long Island light heavyweight contender JOE SMITH JR. (23-2-0, 19 KO'S), gritted his way through Saturday's ten round battle with SULLIVAN BARRERA (20-1-0, 14 KO's), after suffering a broken jaw early in the 2nd round. Even with a broken jaw, Smith Jr. dug deep to fire away at the skilled Barrera until the final bell, in which he ultimately fell short by scores of 96-93 and 97-92 twice.
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  Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero Announces Retirement  
After giving fans some of the most thrilling fights in boxing, which spanned over sixteen hard fought years, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero is announcing his retirement.

"First, I want to thank God for allowing me to have a wonderful career. I'm a kid from a small town in Gilroy, California, who made it to the mountain top of the boxing world. When I was a young kid growing up, I always believed in myself, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a small-town kid like myself, would be fighting in front of millions of fans."
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  Claressa Shields Named 2017 'Biggest Powerhouse'
In Sports By Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports Awards
 
Budding women's boxing superstar, community activist, role model and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields has been bestowed with another honor, as she has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Award for "Biggest Powerhouse."
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  Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Jr.
Sept. 16 In London
 
WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders will make the second defense of his crown against New York's Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday, September 16th at London's Copper Box Arena, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Hatfield's Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) defeated Irish hero Andy Lee to take the WBO strap in a close and absorbing fight back in December 2015 that saw the undefeated star floor the former Champion twice in the third round and go on to claim a majority decision from the judges.
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  On This Day: July 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Sam Soliman won a 12 round UD over Raymond Joval in an IBF Title eliminator.
1998, Sheffield, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd Chris Eubank in the 10th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Lou Del Valle to unify the WBC and WBA Light Heavyweight Titles.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Danny Romero to unify the WBO and IBF Super Flyweight Titles.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Rafael Pineda to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1987, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike McCallum KO'd Donald Curry in the 5th round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1986, Salta, Argentina:
Gilberto Roman won a 12 round UD over Ruben Condori to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Jeff Fenech TKO'd Steve McCrory in the 14th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Berchelt Defeats Miura;
Corrales Takes Unpopular Victory; Barrera Manhandles Smith
 
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

The best fight of the night saw Miguel Berchelt (32-1, 28 KO’s) in a war with Takashi Miura (31-4-2, 24 KO’s) with the WBC World super featherweight title on the line.

A short left hook from Berchelt put Miura down in the first. But Miura bounced back to land some shots of his own. However, the night belonged to Berchelt. His movement, balance, and ring generalship accompanied with stiff jabs, solid right hands, and sharp left hooks proved to be too much for the Japanese warrior.
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Miguel Berchelt W UD 12 Takashi Miura
Photo Gallery
Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Jezreel Corrales W TD 10 Robinson Castellanos
Sullivan Barrera W UD 10 Joe Smith Jr.
Mercito Gesta KO 8 Martin Honorio
Diuhl Olguin W UD 8 Horacio Garcia
Ryan Garcia KO 1 Mario Macias
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Omar Figueroa Jr. TKO 3 Robert Guerrero
Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Marcus Browne TKO 2 Sean Monaghan
Adam Kownacki TKO 4 Artur Szpilka
Patrick Day W UD 10 Eric Walker
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Jo Jo Dan Has Probably Competed In His Last Fight
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer Romanian welterweight Jo Jo Dan should announce his retirement in the weeks to come. Saturday evening in the ring of the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Dan (33-5-0) suffered the third loss in his last five appearances in the ring. He lost by unanimous decision against James James (21-1-0), a fighter from Minneapolis.
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  "Superfly" Los Angeles Press Conference  
Photos: Tom Hogan - K2 Promotions

A tremendous crowd of international media welcomed five of the world class fighters on the outstanding “SUPERFLY” professional boxing event set for Saturday, September 9 at the iconic StubHub Center in Carson, CA and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT
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  On This Day: July 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Houston, Texas:
Juan Diaz won a 12 round UD over Lakva Sim to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
1999, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Joseph Chingangu in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Bruce Scott in the 6th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Stateline, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 11th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
David Tua TKO'd Gary Bell in the 1st round to Retain the USBA Heavyweight Title.
1993, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Freddie Pendleton won a 12 round UD over Jorge Paez to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Kwang-Sun Kim in the 7th round to retain the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Memphis, Tennessee:
Kennedy McKinney TKO'd Rudy Zavala in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1976, Mexicali, Mexico:
Pipino Cuevas TKO'd Angel Espada in the 2nd round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.

  Super Featherweight Champion Miguel Berchelt Keeps Belt In Hard-Fought Decision Over Miura  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Making the first defense of his WBC Super Featherweight Championship, Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs) knocked down Takashi Miura (31-4-2, 24 KOs) in the first round before rolling to a clear-cut unanimous decision victory in the 12-round main event of HBO Boxing After Dark live from Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum.
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  On This Day: July 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid won a 15 round UD over Kevin Kelly to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd William James in the 11th round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1994, Uttaradit, Thailand:
Daorung Chuvatana TKO'd John Michael Johnson in the 1st round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1993, Kobe, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Ysaias Zamudio to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
Moscow, Russia:
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Glenn McCrory to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1988, Kingston, Jamaica:
Simon Brown TKO'd Jorge Vaca in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
1947, Chicago, Illinois:
Rocky Graziano KO'd Tony Zale in the 6th round to win the World Middleweight Title. 1947 Fight of the Year.

  Berchelt Puts On Boxing Display Against Tough Miura  
Miguel Berchelt (32-1, 28 KO's) retained the WBC Super Featherweight Title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Takashi Miura (31-4-2, 24 KO's). Berchelt won nearly every round by being smart, keeping his distance and landing often without getting hit. Berchelt would score a flash knockdown in the first with a perfect left hook. Mirua, on the other hand, was looking for a knockout the entire night. Miura would land a few big punches, but most of his haymakers missed wildly. Berchelt commanded the entire fight, but the heart and determination displayed by Miura will not be forgotten. Final scores were 116-111, 119-108 and 120-109.

  Barrera Survives Early Knockdown
To Score 10-Round Shutout Over Smith Jr.
 
Sullivan Barrera (20-1, 14 KO's) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Joe Smith Jr. (23-2, 19 KO's). Barrera would suffer a knockdown near the end of the first round by a big left hook to the head, a round he appeared in control. Barrera was hurt, but very game and pressed the action immediately after, and throughout all remaining rounds. The results had Barrera winning every single round. Smith was just not in the fight at all, trying to find another big punch to land that never came. Even referee Jack Reiss spoke to Smith between rounds to make sure he was ok because he was not fighting like himself. Final scores were 96-93 and 97-92 twice.

  Alvarado Overwhelms Gutierrez With
7th Round TKO at The Belasco Theater
 
By William Trillo & Albert Castillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Super Featherweight Roger Gutierrez (15-1-1, 12 KO’s) made too long of a trip from Venezuela just to get his head handed to him by Rene Alvarado (26- 8, 18 KO’s). But that’s exactly what happened to “The Kid” Gutierrez as he was unceremoniously beaten from one side of the ring to the other by the seasoned “Gemelo” Alvarado.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Argument Between Yvon Michel & Beterbiev’s Lawyer
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Karin Renno, Artur Beterbiev’s lawyer, is accusing the promoter Yvon Michel to be responsible for the cancellation of the IBF light heavyweight elimination bout between the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev (11-0-0) and the German Erico Koelling (23-1-0).
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  Ivan Baranchyk Decisions Keenan Smith  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Ivan Baranchyk went the distance with Keenan Smith in front of Baranchyk’s adopted hometown in the main event of a quadrupleheader featuring eight returning fighters on Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation from Buffalo Run Casino & Resort.
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  Weights From Inglewood, Ca. - HBO  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Miguel Berchelt 129.2 vs. Takashi Miura 129.2
(WBC Super Featherweight Title)
 

Jezreel Corrales 129.6 vs. Robinson Castellanos 129.4
(WBA Super Featherweight Title)
 

Joe Smith 174.6 vs. Sullivan Barrera 173.4

Mercito Gesta 134.2 vs. Martin Honorio 134.6
Ryan Garcia 131.6 vs. Mario Macias 132
Horacio Garcia 122.8 vs. Diuhl Olguin 123.4
Manny Robles 125.4 vs. Christian Esquivel 123.8
Jaime Arboleda 140.2 vs. Recky Dulay 135.4

Venue: Forum, Inglewood, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Thomas LaManna vs. George Sosa Headlines
Aug. 19 At The Claridge In Atlantic City, N
J
 
Welterweight contender, Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna will take on George Sosa for the WBC Silver Latino Welterweight championship in the ten-round main event that will headline a great night of championship boxing on Saturday, August 19th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.
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  On This Day: July 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, London, England:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Francois Botha in the 2nd round to retain the WBC and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1995, Inglewood, California:
Lonnie Bradley TKO'd Dario Galindez in the 1st round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Humberto Gonzalez in the 7th round to win the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Titles. (1995 Ring Fight of the Year)
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Maui Diaz in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Gianfranco Rosi won a 12 round UD over Darrin Van Horn to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1987, Phoenix, Arizona:
Louie Espinoza TKO'd Manuel Vichez in the 15th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1984, Kingston, New York:
Billy Costello won a 12 round UD over Ronnie Shields to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Kyte Monroe - BoxStats

HBO Boxing After Dark® triple-header fighters hosted a press conference today ahead of their fights on Saturday, July 15, from The 'Fabulous' Forum and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:50 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Weights From Miami, OK - ShoBox  
Keenan Smith 140 vs. Ivan Baranchyk 140
Kenneth Sims Jr. 139.5 vs. Roland Chinea 139.5
Glenn Dezurn 121.5 vs. Adam Lopez 121.75
Joshua Greer 117.5 vs. Leroy Davila 117

Venue: Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma
Promoter: GH3 Promotions, Tony Holden Productions


  Weights From Los Angeles - Estrella TV  
Roger Gutierrez 129.4 vs. Rene Alvarado 130
Edgar Valerio 125.6 vs. Jairo Ochoa 126
Jaime Arboleda 129.2 vs. Recky Dulay 130
Cristobal Ortiz 137 vs. Ronald Rodriguez 135.6
Joshua Franco 117.4 vs. Antonio Rodriguez 117.6
Meiirim Nursultanov 161.6 vs. Lanny Dardar 160.6

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Four-Time World Champion Brian Viloria
Added To "Superfly" Card Sept. 9 StubHub
 
“THE HAWAIIAN PUNCH”, BRIAN VILORIA (37-5-0, 22 KO’s) has been added to the outstanding “SUPERFLY” event set for Saturday, September 9 at The StubHub Center in Carson, California it was announced today by TOM LOEFFLER, Managing Director of K2 PROMOTIONS.

A four-time champion in two weight divisions, Viloria’s eight round super flyweight fight will highlight the off-TV undercard portion of the event with an opponent to be announced shortly.
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  Undefeated Featherweight Tramaine Williams vs. Angel Luna Headlines July 29 In Long Beach, Ca.  
Undefeated featherweight prospect Tramaine "The Mighty Midget" Williams will headline the "KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2" card, on July 29, to air (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network, live from The Queen Mary's outdoor venue in Long Beach, California.
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  Antoine Douglas Now To Take On Juan De Angel
July 14 In Miami, Oklahoma
 
World ranked middleweight Antoine Douglas will now take on late-replacement Juan De Angel. this Friday, July 14th in a 10-round bout that will be contested for the NABA & WBC FECARBOX Middleweight titles.

The bout will headline the non-televised portion of a ShoBox: The New Generation card, which will be televised live on SHOWTIME (10 PM ET/PT, Delayed on the West Coast) at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
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  Luis Arias Sends Message To Middleweight Division  
Undefeated IBF #6 middleweight contender, Luis Arias (18-0, 9 KOs), is coming off a stellar performance, winning by fifth round knockout against once beaten, Arif Magomedov. He now has his sights set on conquering the whole entire middleweight division.
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  On This Day: July 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Liverpool, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Soon Botes in the 4th round to retain the WBF Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire:
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Demetrius Jenkins in the 7th round.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Catalino Beccera in the 7th round to retain the WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1996, Denver, Colorado:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Orlando Fernandez in the7th round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Juan Torres to win the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Anaclet Wamba fought to a 12 round Draw with Adopho Washington and retained his WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1985, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Milt McCrory TKO'd Carlos Trujillo in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Beterbiev vs. Koelling
IBF Elimination Bout Cancelled
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The IBF light heavyweight elimination bout between the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev (11-0-0) and the German Erico Koelling (23-1-0), scheduled for July 29th, has been officially cancelled.

Originally, the fight was supposed to be presented at the Vidéotron Centre in Québec City. After, the bout has been transferred to the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
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  Berchelt vs. Miura, Corrales vs. Castellanos &
Smith Jr. vs. Barrera Los Angeles Media Workouts
 
Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Fighters from the July 14 LA FIGHT CLUB card and July 15 HBO Boxing After Dark triple header led by Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) and Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs) today hosted a Los Angeles media workout at City of Angels Gym ahead of their respective fights.
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  On This Day: July 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Omar Narvaez won a 12 round UD over Adonis Rivas to win the WBO Flyweight Title.
Palavas-les-Flots, France:
Bruno Girard won a 12 round SD over Lou Del Valle to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire:
Micky Ward won a 10 round UD over Emanuel Augustus in one of the most memorable non-title bouts I ever saw.
1996, Essen, Germany:
Ralf Rocchigiani won a 12 round UD over Bash Ali to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Chinmai, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Jun Orhaliza in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1990, Annecy, France:
Terry Norris won a 12 round UD over Rene Jacquot to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1980, McAfee, New Jersey:
Matthew Saad Muhammad TKO'd Yaqui Lopez in the 14th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title. (1980 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year).

  HBO Boxing After Dark Lights It Up From
The Forum In Inglewood Saturday Night
 
HBO serves up a tripleheader of hot ring action when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: MIGUEL BERCHELT VS. TAKASHI MIURA, JEZREEL CORRALES VS. ROBINSON CASTELLANOS AND JOE SMITH JR. VS. SULLIVAN BARRERA is seen SATURDAY, JULY 15 at 9:50 p.m. (ET/PT) from the renowned venue The Forum in Inglewood, Cal. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
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  Carlos Carlson vs. Isaac Zarate
Headlines "New Blood" July 21
 
Former world title contender Carlos Carlson (22-2, 12 KOs) marks his return to the ring next Friday, July 21 against the ultra aggressive Isaac Zarate (12-3-2, 2 KOs) in Thompson Boxing Promotions' "New Blood" 8-round main event. The six-bout card originates from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  GGG In High Altitude Gear, Training
For Title Defense Against Canelo
 
Boxing's No. 1 pound for pound superhero GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN is back at The Summit Gym, head trainer Abel Sanchez's high altitude training complex in Big Bear, Calif., preparing for the biggest challenge to his world championship crown -- Canelo Alvarez! Golovkin, the 2017 ESPY Award Best Fighter nominee (his third consecutive nomination), came into training fit and fired up as he gears up for his long-awaited Las Vegas debut.
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  Mexican Opponents For Jeyvier Cintron
& Robson Conceicao On July 21
 
Olympians Jeyvier Cintron and Robson Conceicao will face Mexican opponents on July 21 in the first part of the series "Viernes de Campeones en Casino Metro Boxing Nights" to be held at the San Juan Ballroom of the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP)
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  On This Day: July 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Manuel Medina won a 12 round SD over Scott Harrison to win the WBO Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vivian Harris won a 12 round UD over Souleymane M'baye to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Zab Judah won a 12 round SD over DeMarcus Corley to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Ricardo Mayorga won a 12 round MD over Vernon Forrest to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Title.
1997, Stateline, Nevada:
Lennox Lewis retained his WBC Heavyweight Title when Henry Akinwande was DQ'd in the 5th round for Holding excessively.
1991, Stateline, Nevada:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Lupe Gutierrez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Mike Weaver in the 6th round-non-title bout.
1987, Merignac, France:
Lupe Aquino won a 12 round UD over Duane Thomas to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1986, Atlanta, Georgia:
Evander Holyfield won a 12 round SD over Dwight Qawi to win the WBA Cruiserweight Title.

  World Boxing Super Series Spot At Stake For
Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Arthur Abraham Winner
 
Much more is on the line than a world title and bragging rights for rising British Chris Eubank Jr. and 3-time, 2-division world champion "King" Arthur Abraham this Saturday (July 15), available to watch on Pay Per View in the United States, starting at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, live from SES Arena, Wembley in London, England.
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  Adam Lopez & LeRoy Davila Looking To Rebound
This Friday On ShoBox Quadrupleheader
 
This Friday night two members of the GH3 Promotions stable are looking to get back in the win column in highly anticipated bouts as part of a quadrupleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, July 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
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  Sullivan Barrera Reunites With His
Father For Joe Smith Jr. Showdown
 
It has been more than eight years since Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KOs) defected from Cuba and left his friends and family behind to pursue his dream of becoming a professional boxer in the United States. On Saturday, July 15 he takes on Long Island, New York native Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) for the WBA International Light Heavyweight Title and, for the first time in Sullivan's life, his father, Rafael Barrera, will be watching him from ringside.
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  On This Day: July 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, San Antonio, Texas:
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Azumah Nelson to win the Vacant IBA Lightweight Title.
1996, New York, New York:
Montell Griffin TKO'd Matthew Charleston in the 11th round to win the NABF Light Heavyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe won in the 7th round when Andrew Golota was DQ'd for Low Blows.
1992, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Gianfranco Rosi won a 12 round SD over Gilbert Dele to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round MD over Jose Ruiz to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1977, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Wilfredo Gomez KO'd Raul Tirado in the 5th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1961, London, England:
Terry Downes TKO'd Paul Pender in the 10th round to win the World Middleweight Title.
1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Sugar Ray Robinson won a 15 round UD over Kid Gavilan to retain the World Welterweight Title.

  Berchelt vs. Miura Tripleheader Fighters Camp Notes  
Photos: Golden Boy
The all-action fighters participating on the stacked tripleheader this Saturday, July 15 have wrapped up camp and begun their journey to Los Angeles for their championship bouts at The "Fabulous" Forum. The night will feature the rugged Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) defending his hard-earned WBC Super Featherweight belt against Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round main event championship bout. Serving as chief support in the co-main event, Panamanian super-star and newly signed Golden Boy Promotions fighter Jezreel "El Invisible" Corrales (21-1, 8 KOs) will make his U.S. debut against Robinson "Robin Hood" Castellanos (24-12, 14 KOs) in a 12-round super featherweight bout for Corrales's WBA Super World title. Opening up the HBO telecast, current WBC International light heavyweight Champion Joe Smith, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) will put his belt on the line in a 12-round fight against Miami's Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KOs). The action will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:50 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Sports &
Entertainment Announces New York Debut
Aug. 11 At Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
 
Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Entertainment is bringing its Real Deal Championship Boxing series to New York City. The first installment is set to take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom, on Friday, August 11th, leading into the city’s Dominican Day weekend, as part of a multi-fight agreement with the Manhattan Center Studios, Inc.
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  Undefeated Kenneth Sims, Jr. Ready For Complete Performance This Friday Night On ShoBox  
Undefeated super lightweight Kenneth Sims, Jr. (12-0, 4 KO's) is looking for a complete performance when he takes on Rolando Chinea (14-1-1, 6 KO's) of Lancaster, Pa., as the two prepare to meet in an eight-round bout on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, July 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
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  Undefeated Devar Ferhadi vs. Antowyan Aikens Headlines Aug. 11 At The SugarHouse In PA  
Undefeated super middleweight Devar Ferhadi will take on his toughest test when he takes on battle tested Antowyan Aikens in the eight-round main event of a great night of boxing on Friday, August 11th at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. Ferhadi of Frederick, Maryland was born in Iraq, and has amassed a perfect mark of 7-0 with six knockouts.
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  On This Day: July 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Montreal, QC, Canada:
Eric Lucas KO'd Glenn Catley in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Munich, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Najee Shaheed in the 1st round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Freddy Norwood won a 12 round UD over Luis Mendoza to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1993, Tucaman, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Ugueto to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson KO'd Sean Murphy in the 9th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
1989, Tijuana, Mexico:
Juan Estrada won a 12 round UD to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1987, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Jeff Fenech KO'd Greg Richardson in the 5th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Yvon Michel: "Marlon B. Wright
Is An Important Loss To Boxing"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Robert Lévesque

MONTRÉAL — The promoter of the GYM Group, Yvon Michel, is very sad by the death of the referee Marlon B. Wright. “It’s a very important loss for pro boxing,” said Michel. “Wright was a real professional referee. He was honest in each fight involving him. Each time we were informed that he was the referee for a fight on our boxing show, I was more than happy.”
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  World Boxing Super Series Kicks Off In Style As Quarter-Finals Are Set During Draft Gala In Monaco  
Photos: Mark Hermenau - World Boxing Super Series

The star-studded World Boxing Super Series kicked off in style on Saturday night in Monaco when the quarter-final pairings were determined during the Draft Gala at the famed Grimaldi Forum. In a 50-minute live TV show, all stars came face-to-face live on stage, with the top four seeds picking their opponents from the unseeded boxers. The quarter-finals will take place in September and October, with dates and venues to be announced in due course. The winners of the revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament will receive the Muhammad Ali Trophy, The Greatest Prize in Boxing.
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  On This Day: July 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Reno, Nevada:
Carlos Navarro TKO'd Luisito Espinosa to win the Vacant WBC Mundo Hispano Super Featherweight Title.
2002, Caracas, Venezuela:
Lorenzo Parra TKO'd Edison Torres in the 12th round to Win the WBA Fedalatin Flyweight Title.
1999, Hyannis, Massachusetts:
Zab Judah TKO'd David Sample in the 1st round.
Jose Antonio Rivera TKO'd Kipp Diggs in the 5th round.
1998, Marksville, Louisiana:
Hasim Rahman TKO'd Garing Lane in the 2nd round
Ike Ibeabuchi TKO'd Tim Ray in the 1st round.
1995, Reno, Nevada:
Tracy Harris Patterson TKO'd Eddie Hopson in the 2nd round to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1994, Earls Court, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Costa to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Referee Marlon B. Wright Loses Battle To Cancer
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: William Trillo

MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer referee Marlon B. Wright died Friday afternoon. Wright was suffering from skin cancer for the last few years. Marlon, who worked closely with the IBF, was considered as one of the best boxing referees in Canada. Wright was only 51 years old. “Marlon is a heavy loss for us”, said Michel Hamelin, the director of the Québec Athletic Commission (Régie des sports de combat). “Marlon was a great referee. We are so sad. We want to offer our condolences to his family.”


  Giovani Santillan Becomes New NABO
Welterweight Champion With KO Win
 
In what was billed as his toughest fight to date, Giovani "Gallo de Oro" Santillan (22-0, 12 KOs) stormed through "Hurricane" Sammy Valentin (12-1, 9 KOs) by second round knockout on Friday night from A La Carte Pavilion in Valentin's hometown city of Tampa, Fla.
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  Charles Huerta Returns To LA Fight Club As Headliner For Second Time This Year Aug. 10  
Fans were stunned when Charles Huerta (19-5, 12 KOs) scored a massive upset in a third round knockout over Ivan Delgado on the April 14th edition of LA FIGHT CLUB.Now, the proud Paramount, CA native will look to draw even more masses as he steps up to take on a soon to-be-announced opponent on August 10 in an eight-round super featherweight fight from the Belasco Theater televised live on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar.
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  Undefeated Keenan Smith Confident & Ready To Face Fellow Unbeaten Ivan Baranchyk On July 14  
Undefeated super lightweight Keenan Smith is ready and confident for his upcoming bout with Ivan "The Beast" Baranchyk as the two prepare to meet in an eight-round main event on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, July 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
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  New Rival For Amanda Serrano In "Viernes De Campeones En Casino Metro Boxing Nights" July 21  
Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano, world champion in five weights, will have a new opponent for the defense of her WBO 122-pound title on Friday, July 21, in the start of the series "Viernes de Campeones en Metro Boxing Nights Casino" presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), at the San Juan Ballroom of the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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  Canelo vs. Golovkin Tickets Sold Out  
Living up to its billing as the biggest fight of 2017, the September 16 showdown between lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/IBO/IBF/WBA Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) has sold out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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  The Joe Smith Jr. Story -
From The Common Man To Top Rated Contender
 
Born and raised on Long Island, the 27-year-old JOE SMITH JR., (23-1 19 KO's), has taken the road less travelled to the top of the light heavyweight division. From battling in the New York Golden Gloves to defeating boxing legend Bernard Hopkins live on HBO World Championship Boxing at the iconic Los Angeles venue, The Fabulous Forum this past December, JOE SMITH JR. proved he shines brightest on the biggest stage.
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  On This Day: July 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1993, Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Eliecer Julio won a 12 round MD over Ricardo Vargas to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Marco Tovar in 1.
1990, Reno, Nevada:
Aaron Davis KO'd Mark Breland in the 9th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jorge Paez and Troy Dorsey fought to a 12 round Draw - Paez retained the WBO and IBF Featherweight Titles.
1989, Cergy-Pontoise, France:
John Mugabi TKO'd Rene Jacquot in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1988, Sam Remo , Italy:
Donald Curry TKO'd Gianfranco Rosi in the 10th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1979, New York, New York:
Alexis Arguello TKO'd Rafael Limon in the 11th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1978, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Samuel Serrano TKO'd Young-Ho Oh in the 9th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Broner vs. Garcia Undercard Set For
July 29 From Barclays Center In Brooklyn
 
A stacked night of undercard bouts will be highlighted by unbeaten rising Irish stars Katie Taylor and Noel Murphy in separate showdowns on Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.

The July 29 event is headlined by a super lightweight showdown between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and unbeaten three-division world champion Mikey Garcia, in a 12-round bout presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will also feature unbeaten Jermall Charlo facing Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland plus highlights of the heavyweight matchup between former title challenger Gerald Washington and unbeaten Jarrell Miller.
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  "Superfly" Heads To The StubHub Center Sept. 9  
Southern California’s iconic outdoor boxing venue, The StubHub Center in Carson, California, home to numerous legendary nights of action over the last decade, will play host to the highly anticipated “SUPERFLY” triple header set for Saturday, September 9, it was announced today by TOM LOEFFLER, Managing Director of K2 PROMOTIONS.
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  Glowacki & Feigenbutz Confirmed As
Reserves In World Boxing Super Series
 
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to confirm the first two reserves for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Former WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Krzysztof Glowacki (27-1, 17 KOs) and up-and-coming German youngster Vincent Feigenbutz (26-2, 23 KOs) are on stand-by to join the tournament if one of the original 16 participants is unable to continue. “The World Boxing Super Series will follow a strict schedule,” said Roberto Dalmiglio, Comosa`s Head of Management Board. “The Muhammad Ali Trophy has been designed to crown the undisputed number one in less than 10 months and we will not accept any postponements or delays. If a fighter is unavailable to box on the proposed date, he will be replaced by a world-class reserve who has been in full training. In a physical sport like boxing, there is always the chance of an injury, so we need to be prepared. We are glad to announce the first two reserves, who are both exciting fighters, today.”
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  Winner Of Eubank vs. Abraham To Complete Exceptional World Boxing Super Series Line-Up  
The World Boxing Super Series is proud to announce that the winner of the IBO World Championship between Chris Eubank Jnr. and Arthur Abraham will enter the competition for the inaugural Ali Trophy. The two stars collide at Wembley Arena in London on July 15, with the final spot in the revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament up for grabs. The winner will enter a star-studded super-middleweight competition that already features WBA Super Champion George Groves, Callum Smith, who will fight for the WBC Diamond Championship, former world champion Juergen Braehmer as well as undefeated challengers Erik Skoglund, Jamie Cox, Avni Yildirim and Rob Brant.
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  38-0 Undefeated Yildirim & Brant Join Super Middleweight Bracket, Perez Completes Cruiserweight Tournament Line-Up  
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to announce three more rising challengers. Undefeated youngsters Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) and Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) have been added to the super-middleweight competition, while Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) completes the cruiserweight line-up. With just one more spot to be filled, the Muhammad Ali Trophy now features nine undefeated fighters, five world champions and three former world champions.
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  "Cancun Boxing" This Saturday Night
At 8pm & 12pm ET On CBS Sports Network
 
The third installment of the 2017 "Cancun Boxing" series, presented by Pepe Gomez Boxing in association with Neon Star Sports & Entertainment, will air this Saturday night (July 7) in North America, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, on CBS Sports Network. An encore presentation will follow at 12 p.m. ET.
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  Jarrell Miller vs. Gerald Washington On Broner vs. Garcia Undercard At Barclays Center On July 29  
Consensus top-10 heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will make his hometown debut just down the block from where he was born when he faces former world title challenger Gerald Washington at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING, after an 11-month hiatus.
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  On This Day: July 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Jason Rowland in the 4th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Mehrdud Takaloo TKO'd Anthony Farnell in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBU Light Middleweight Title.
Brooklyn, New York:
Jesse James Leija was declared a TD Loser to a slightly cut Hector Camacho Jr. who claimed an inability to see. This was later changed to a NC.
Kirk Johnson won a 12 round UD over Larry Donald.
2000, Ferntree Gully, Vic, Australia:
Kali Meehan TKO'd James Grima in the 2nd round to win the Australian heavyweight Title.
Villahermosa, Mexico:
Jose Aquire KO'd Jose Luis Zepeda in the 5th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1995, Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson TKO'd Pedro Ferradas in the 9th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
1990, Bismarck, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Tyrone Frazier to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Robert Guerrero Training Camp Quotes  
Former world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero is hard at work preparing for his main event showdown with unbeaten Omar Figueroa that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, July 15 in the first boxing event at the newly renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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  Undefeated UK Star Callum Smith Joins
Star-Studded World Boxing Super Series
 
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to confirm another unbeaten star for the inaugural season of the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) has joined a star-studded tournament line-up that now features seven undefeated fighters, five world champions and three former world champions. As the WBC number 1, Smith will fight for the WBC Diamond Championship in his quarter-final match-up, with his opponent to be determined during the Draft Gala on Saturday night in Monaco. WBA Super Champion George Groves, former world champion Juergen Braehmer as well as undefeated challengers Erik Skoglund and Jamie Cox will also be competing in the super-middleweight competition. The remaining three spots will be announced before the weekend.
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  WBC Honours World Boxing Super Series
With Diamond Championships
 
The World Boxing Council (WBC) will honour the World Boxing Super Series by awarding its prestigious WBC Diamond Belt for both the Cruiserweight as well as the Super-Middleweight tournament. As of today, the inaugural season of the revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament already features five world champions and three former champions as well as three rising contenders, which has led to an outcry of media and fan approval.
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  Samuel Vargas vs. Ali Funeka Headlines
"Face Off" In NABA Title Fight Aug. 19
 
North American Boxing Association welterweight champion Samuel Vargas has been on boxing's biggest stage and he's determined to prove that he still belongs there.

The 28-year-old Vargas (27-3-1, 14 KOs) steps up in one of the most significant fights of his career, August 19, as he defends his NABA title against three-time world title challenger Ali "Rush Hour" Funeka (39-6-3, 31 KOs) in the main event of Lee Baxter Promotions' (LBP) second event at the Brampton Powerade Centre, "Face Off", in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
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  The Bosnian Prince Gets Robbed In West Virginia  
On June 24th, cruiserweight Armin Mrkanovic went into his UBF All-Americas title bout with Josh Himes, thinking that even though he was fighting in his opponent's home territory of Moundsville, West Virginia, that he would receive a fair shake.
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  On This Day: July 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Seoul, Korea:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Yo Sam Choi in the 6th round to win the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1997, Georgetown, Guyana:
Wayne Braithwaite won an 8 round decision over Ken Sharpe.
Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis TKO'd Gabriel Perez in the 1st round.
1996, Manchester, England:
Steve Collins TKO'd Nigel Benn in the 4th round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Vincenzo Nardiello won a 12 round SD over Thulane Malinga to win the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Luisito Espinosa won a 12 round UD over Cesar Soto to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1980, Utsunomiya, Japan:
Betulio Gonzalez KO'd Shoji Oguma in the 12th round to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1968, San Francisco, California:
Sonny Liston TKO'd Henry Clark in the 7th round.

  Joe Smith Jr. - The Light Heavyweight Division Is Back  
Following his recent knockout of boxing legend BERNARD HOPKINS, Long Island fan favorite JOE SMITH JR. moved right into the mix in the light heavyweight division, boxing's deepest and most exciting.

Working full-time as a union laborer in the New York City area, Smith (23-1-0, 19 KO's) will take a short break from wielding the sledgehammer as he finalizes training for his upcoming 10-round showdown with fellow highly ranked contender SULLIVAN BARRERA, (19-1-0, 14 KO's), on Saturday, July 15 from The Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles and telecast live on HBO's Boxing After Dark (9:50 p.m. ET/PT).
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  KO King Kudryashov Joins Star-
Studded World Boxing Super Series
 
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to present the seventh of eight participants in the cruiserweight division. Dmitry Kudryashov has joined a star-studded tournament line-up that features the four reigning world champions Oleksandr Usyk (WBO), Mairis Briedis (WBC), Murat Gassiev (IBF) and Yunier Dorticos (WBO) as well as former champions Marco Huck and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. The Russian Hammer (21-1, 21 KOs) enters the Muhammad Ali Trophy with a fearsome KO ratio of 94 %, with all of his 21 victories coming by the way of knockout.
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  On This Day: July 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Glasgow, Scotland:
Steve Collins KO'd Craig Cummings in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Casablanca, Morroco:
Khalid Rahlid TKO'd Marty Jakubowski in the 7th round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Lake Charles, Louisiana:
Raul Marquez TKO'd Romallis Ellis in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Hyeres, France:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Patrice Aouissi in the 10th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1986, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Ellyas Pical KO'd Cesar Polanco in the 3rd round to regain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Hilario Zapata won a 15 round UD over Dodie Penalosa to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
SHOCKER: Karma KO’s The 800 Pound Gorilla
 

By William Trillo
After a last-ditch effort to beg their readers for donations to save the site, the self-proclaimed 800 pound ape came up short and are now nothing more than a "cookie cutter" blog.

Oh how the Mighty, (Joe Young), have fallen.

After years of unscrupulous and dictatorship type behavior it appears karma has reared its ugly head and taken a big bite out of the Baboons backside.

Long time and high-priced advertisers have jumped ship and don’t appear to be coming back anytime soon…if ever.
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  Taras Shelestyuk & Ruben Villa Successfully
Defend Unbeaten Records On Saturday Night
 
In the "Locked n' Loaded" main event, welterweight Taras "Real Deal" Shelestyuk (16-0, 10 KOs) made quick work of Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (15-3, 11 KOs) by knocking him out in the third round Saturday night from Omega Products International in Sacramento, Calif.

Shelestyuk, who is ranked No. 5 by the WBO, predicted a knockout win in his prefight interview with the Olympic bronze medalist (London 2012) saying he planned to be aggressive from the start.
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  Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Is Cable's Highest-Rated & Most-Watched Boxing Telecast Since 2006
& ESPN’s Highest-Rated Boxing Telecast Since 1995
 
ESPN’s live telecast Saturday, July 1, of the “Battle of Brisbane” (10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET) averaged a total live audience (television and streaming) of 3.1 million viewers across the ESPN and ESPN Deportes networks, according to Fast National ratings from Nielsen. It was the highest-rated and most-watched boxing telecast on cable television since 2006 and ESPN’s highest-rated boxing telecast since 1995.
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  Rockin' Fights 27: Karperis Battles Cruz
In Main Event For NYS Title On July 28
 
Star Boxing announced the main event for "Rockin Fights 27", Friday, July 28th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Fast rising Jr. Welterweight prospect and New York State Champion Anthony "Showtime" Karperis, 14-2 5KO'S Hicksville, NY will take on former NY Golden Glove champion Louis Cruz, 11-3 5KO'S Bronx, NY, in a 10 round Jr. Welterweight match up.
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  On This Day: July 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1932, Dempsey's Bowl, Reno, Nevada:
Max Baer won a 20 round decision over King Levinsky in this bout promoted by Jack Dempsey.
1923, Shelby, Montana:
Jack Dempsey won a 15 round decision over Tommy Gibbons to retain the World Heavyweight Title bout promoted by Dempsey's Manager Jack Kearns, that nearly bankrupted the City of Shelby, Montana which had bank rolled this event to gain publicity. Dempsey received the $310,000 he was guaranteed, while Gibbons received nothing after expenses were paid.
1919, Toledo, Ohio:
Jack Dempsey KO'd Jess Willard in the 4th round to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
1910, RENO, NEVADA:
Jack Johnson TKO'd James J. Jeffries in the 15th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. The venue was constructed specifically for this bout, a first ever. Jeffries lost over 100 lbs training for this bout, it was scheduled for 45 rounds. There were in excess of 16,000 spectators for this Landmark fight.
1903, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada:
George Gardner won a 12 round decision over Jack Root to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship.

1776, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AMERICA!!

  Billy's Boxing Blog
HORNswoggled
 

By William Trillo

As defined by Dictionary.com: hornswoggle,
get the better of (someone) by cheating or deception



Whether you think Jeff Horn was awarded the victory over Manny Pacquiao through cheating or deception the fact remains Horn was handed a gift victory and the WBO 147-pound strap. He quite frankly did not earn or deserve either. Truth be told, Horn did a fine job in a hometown arena filled with over 51,000 down under fans, but…
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Ray Robinson W TD 7 Breidis Prescott Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Ray Robinson W TD 7 Breidis Prescott
Luis Lebron W UD 10 Manuel Botti
Christian Carto TKO 1 Juan Guzman
Jose Gonzalez W SD 6 Guadalupe Arroyo
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  Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Is Highest-Rated Boxing Telecast On Cable TV Since At Least 2010  
ESPN’s live telecast of the Saturday, July 1, “Battle of Brisbane” (10 p.m. ET to 1 a.m. ET) delivered a 1.8 metered market rating according to Nielsen, making it the highest-rated fight on record for a cable network this decade.*

The WBO World Welterweight Championship main event between Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs), the Filipino legend and boxing’s only eight-division world champion, against undefeated No. 1 contender and Brisbane’s favorite son Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) (12 a.m. ET to 1 a.m. ET) delivered a 2.4 overnight rating. Horn defeated Pacquiao by a controversial unanimous decision.
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  Juergen Braehmer Joins World Boxing Super Series  
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to announce that former WBA & WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) will be coming down in weight to participate in the inaugural season of the World Boxing Super Series, joining WBA Super World Champion George Groves as well as undefeated challengers Erik Skoglund and Jamie Cox in the super-middleweight competition. The remaining four participants will be unveiled in the next days, with all eight fighters coming face-to-face at the Draft Gala next Saturday to hand-pick their quarter-final opponents.
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  Diego De La Hoya Outpoints Alan Luques  
Fighting outside the U.S. for the first time in his professional career, WBC Youth Super Bantamweight World Champion Diego De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KOs) successfully defended his title and undefeated record with a unanimous decision victory over Alan Luques (21-6, 90 KOs) of Cordoba, Argentina before an electric, sold-out crowd at the Parque La Pedrera.
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  On This Day: July 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Tokyo, Japan:
Yutaka Niida won a 12 round UD over Noel Arambulet to regain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 10 round UD over Daniel Seda.
Eliseo Castillo won a 10 round UD over Michael Moorer.
Diosbelys Hurtado TKO'd Leo Edwards in the 2nd round.
2003, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Dae-Kyung Park in the 1st round to retain the PABA Featherweight Title.
1993, Seoul, Korea:
Sung Kil Moon won a 12 round SD over Carlos Gabriel Salazar to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Saman Sorjaturong in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1931, Cleveland, Ohio:
Max Schmeling TKO'd Young Stribling in the 15th round to Retain the World Heavyweight Title.

 

Miguel Cruz W UD 10 Alex Martin Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Clarence Booth TKO 4 Anthony Mercado
Avery Sparrow W UD 6 Isaelin Florian
Nicholas Hernandez W MD 6 Grayson Blake
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  World Boxing Super Series To Feature All Four Reigning Cruiserweight Champions As WBO
Titlist Usyk Signs Up For Muhammad Ali Trophy
 
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to announce that the inaugural season of the Muhammad Ali Trophy will feature ALL four reigning cruiserweight champions. WBO titlist & Olympic gold medal winner Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) has officially joined the revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament that already features unbeaten champions Yunier Dorticos (WBA), Mairis Briedis (WBC) and Murat Gassiev (IBF) as well as former champions Marco Huck and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, with two more spots to be filled. On July 8, all participants will come face-to-face at the Draft Gala in Monaco where they will hand-pick their quarter-final opponents.
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  On This Day: July 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Bristol, England:
Corrie Sanders TKO'd Jorge Valdes in the 1st round to retain the WBU Heavyweight Title.
Sacramento, California:
Willie Jorin won a 12 round SD over Aristead Clayton to win the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Dublin, Ireland:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Justin Fortune in the 4th round of a non-title bout.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round MD over Arthur Johnson to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Orlin Norris TKO'd Arthur Williams in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Jae-Won Choi in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1989, Crotone, Italy:
Brian Mitchell won a 9 round TD over Jackie Beard to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

 

Pacquiao vs. Horn Official Scorecard

 

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  Horn Wins Robbery Decision Over Pacquiao  
Photo: Top Rank

Jeff Horne (17-0-1, 11 KO's) won the WBO welterweight title with a complete disgrace set of scores in a fight he clearly lost to Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 28 KO's). Horn was awkward and managed to land a few stunning shots of his own, even showing a tough heart to continue and go a full 12 rounds, but it was Manny Pacquiao who dominated the majority of the fight, even nearly stopping Horn in the 9th in what was no doubt a 10-8 round. When the first score read 117-111 there was no way Horn could have won because that's giving the loser only 3 rounds, which is as many Horn appeared to win. 115-113 twice were next read and Horn was announced as the new champion. Pacquiao was humble in defeat saying he respected the judges and agreed to a rematch, but no question who the real winner was tonight. One of the worst decisions in boxing.

Be sure there will be more to come on this highly controversial decision.


  Oscar Negrete Overpowers Sergio Frias To Take Home NABF Bantamweight Championship Belt  
Photos: Tom Hogan Photography/Golden Boy

In one of his best performances yet, the still undefeated and newly crowned NABF Bantamweight Champion Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs) overpowered the rugged and resilient Sergio "Frio" Frias (18-7-2, 9 KOs) with a technical knockout victory in the main event on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dan Will Fight James In Long Island
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer Romanian welterweight Jo Jo Dan, who was thinking to take his retirement a few weeks ago, has decided to go back in the ring… possibly for the last time. July 15th at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, Dan (36-4-0) will face Jamal James (20-1-0), a fighter from Minneapolis, in a 10 rounds bout.
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  Weights From Brisbane, Queensland, Aus. - ESPN  
Photo: Bradley Kanaris - Duco Promotions

Manny Pacquiao 146 vs. Jeff Horn 147
(WBO Welterweight Title)

Jerwin Ancajas 114 vs. Teiru Kinoshita 115
(IBF Super Flyweight Title)

Michael Conlan 126 vs. Jarrod Owen 126
Shane Mosley Jr. 160 vs. David Toussaint 160
Damien Hooper 175 vs. Umar Salamov 175

Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Promoter: Top Rank


  Mauricio Herrera vs. Jesus Soto Karass Headlines Aug. 4 On ESPN From Fantasy Springs  
SoCal boxing in the desert will sizzle on Friday, August 4, as two of the longest reigning welterweight contenders meet in a true crossroads fight. Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside, CA and Jesus "El Renuente" Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico face each other in a 10-round bout. The August 4 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN will take place at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 P.M. EST/6 P.M. PST.
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  ESPN To Exclusively Air Two Top Rank
Championship Fights In August


Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga,
Aug. 5, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles


Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo,
Aug. 19, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska
 
Two-division world champions VASYL LOMACHENKO and TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD return to the ring in August, in separate world championship events on ESPN. Lomachenko will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger and top-10 contender MIGUEL "Escorpión" MARRIAGA, Saturday, August 5, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Two weeks later, Crawford, the 2014 Fighter of the Year, will risk his WBO, World Boxing Council (WBC) and Ring magazine world titles against undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) world champion Julius Indongo in a battle of undefeated 140-pound world champions. Crawford vs. Indongo will take place Saturday, August 19, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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  'Rockin' Fights 27' Rescheduled For July 28  
Star Boxing's Joe DeGuardia has announced that Friday, July 28th will be the new date for "Rockin Fights 27" originally scheduled for June 15th at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.

Headlining an outstanding lineup of talent will be NY State Jr. Welterweight champion Anthony "Showtime" Karperis, 14-2 5KO'S Hicksville, NY against an opponent to be named shortly. The bout will be scheduled for 10 rounds. The remainder of the card will be announced soon.

If you purchased tickets for the June 15th date they will be honored at the door on July 28th.


  On This Day: July 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Saitama, Japan:
Julien Lorcy won a 12 round UD over Takanori Hatakeyama to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
1995, Fleetwood, England:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Juan Polo Perez in the 2nd round to retain the WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Dele Deciento in the 2nd round.
1987, London, England:
Terry Marsh TKO'd Akio Kameda in the 7th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Leon Morris in the 1st round.
1969, Houston, Texas:
George Foreman KO'd Fred Askew in the 1st round. Foreman's 2nd Pro Bout.
1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Carlos Ortiz TKO'd Sugar Ramos in the 4th round to retain the WBA and WBC Lightweight Titles.

  Pacquiao & Horn Quotes From Brisbane Australia  
Fighter of the Decade and reigning WBO welterweight champion MANNY "Pacman" PACQUIAO, and his opponent, undefeated No. 1 contender JEFF "The Hornet" HORN, hosted a media Q&A on Tuesday in Brisbane, Australia, just days before their historic fight. They were joined by their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Glenn Rushton, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
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  Weights From Indio, Ca.  
Oscar Negrete 117.5 vs. Sergio Frias 118
Ryan Martin 136.8 vs. Marcos Jimenez 136.5
Lamont Roach 129.75 vs. Jesus Valdez 129.5
Keandre Gibson 146 vs. Dennis Dauti 145.75
Damon Allen 136.4 vs. Gamaliel Diaz 136.75
Luis Feliciano 140 vs. Baltazar Ramirez 140
Genaro Gamez 135 vs. Devon Jones 133.75

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


  Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Arthur Abraham
To Air July 15 Live On PPV In United States
 
One of boxing's most polarizing and exciting young fighters faces a dangerous three-time, two-division world champion, as Chris Eubank Jr. defends his International Boxing Organization (IBO) Super Middleweight Championship against "King" Arthur Abraham on Saturday, July 15, available to watch on Pay Per View in the United States, starting at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, live from SES Arena, Wembley in London, England.
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  Giovani Santillan Prepping For NABO
Welterweight Champ Sammy Valentin
 
Unbeaten welterweight Giovani "Gallo de Oro" Santillan (21-0, 11 KOs) is preparing feverishly for what will likely be the biggest fight of his young career.

Santillan challenges NABO welterweight champion and highly ranked "Hurricane" Sammy Valentin (12-0, 9 KOs) on Friday, July 7, from A La Carte Pavilion in Valentin's home city of Tampa, Fla.
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  "Boxeo Telemundo Ford" Summer Series Starting July 7 Presented By Telemundo Deportes  
“Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., returns with four straight events beginning Friday, July 7 at 11:30 p.m. ET live from A la Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida where undefeated welterweight prospects Sammy “Hurricane” Valentin of Tampa will face Giovani “Gallo de Oro” Santilla of San Diego, CA for the North American Boxing Organization (NABO) Welterweight Title. The bout will be broadcast on Telemundo and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app. Telemundo Deportes’ commentators René Giraldo and Edgar López return to call the bouts live from the venues.
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  Venezuelan Super Featherweight Roger Gutierrez Makes U.S. Debut Against Rene Alvarado
In July 14 LA Fight Club Main Event
 
Summer will continue to heat up in Los Angeles on July 14 as three undefeated prospects look to keep their perfect records intact as part of Golden Boy Promotions' LA FIGHT CLUB series at the Belasco Theater and broadcast nationally on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar.
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  On This Day: June 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Nicolay Valuev TKO'd George Lineberger in the 1st round to win the PABA Heavyweight Title.
Michael Clark won a 4 round TD over Leavander Johnson to win the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Demarcus Corley TKO'd Felix Flores in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Johnny Tapia KO'd Cesar Soto in the 3rd round.
1992, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 10 round UD over Jorge Castro.
1990, Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO'd Shunichi Nakajima in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1975, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round UD over Joe Bugner to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
New York, New York:
Carlos Monzon TKO'd Tony Licata in the 10th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Victor Galindez won a 15 round UD over Jorge Ahumada to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Joe Smith Jr. Impresses At NYC Media Workout  
Hard hitting light heavyweight contender JOE SMITH JR., (23-1 19 KO's), held court in front of a tremendous crowd of New York City media on Tuesday afternoon at the Mendez Boxing Gym ahead of his highly anticipated 10-round clash with fellow contender SULLIVAN BARRERA (19-1, 14 KO's) set for Saturday, July 15 at The Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, California and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:50 p.m. ET.
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  Miguel Flores vs. Chris Avalos
Headlines July 18 PBC On FS1
 
Featherweight prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 KOs) will return to the ring to face former title challenger Chris Avalos (26-5, 19 KOs) in a 10-round showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes July 18 from Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, Louisiana.
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  Top Featherweight Prospect Toka Kahn-Clary
Back Where He Belongs, Climbing Higher
 
Last Saturday night in Louisville, Kentucky, featherweight prospect Toka "T Nice" Kahn-Clary (22-1, 15 KOs) stole the show fighting in his promotional debut for Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Sports & Management, putting on a boxing clinic to earn a one-sided eight-round decision over determined Dominican Angel "El Gato" Luna (11-3, 6 KOs).
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  Taras Shelestyuk Enjoying Working With New Trainer Joel Diaz Ahead Of Saturday's Fight  
Undefeated, world ranked welterweight Taras "The Real Deal" Shelestyuk is banking on his new trainer, the highly regarded Joel Diaz, to take his game to the next level.

"I enjoy working with Joel Diaz," said Shelstyuk, who brought home a bronze finish in the 2012 London Olympics to his native Ukraine. "He's a great communicator. He knows how to bring out the best in boxers."
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  Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios Added To
Cotto vs. Kamegai Undercard Aug. 26
 
StubHub Center in Carson, California will play host to two world championship fights on the evening of Saturday, August 26 when WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) will take on highly touted contender Ronny Rios (28-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled 12 round bout. The championship event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
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  Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields To Challenge WBC World Champion Nikki Adler Aug. 4  
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields will challenge for her first world title against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Aug. 4, live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from MGM Grand Detroit.
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  On This Day: June 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Ray Mercer in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.
1997, Ratchaburi, Thailand:
Pichitnoi Sitbangprachen won a 12 round UD over Sang-Chul Lee to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1996, Alice, EC, South Africa:
Mbulelo Botile TKO'd Bong Arlos in the 9th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Indio, California:
Henry Akinwande KO'd Jeremy Williams in the 3rd round to Win the Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Kitichai Preecha in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1969, Mexico City, Mexico:
Jose Napoles TKO'd Curtis Cokes in the 10th round to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Titles.

  Unbeaten Prospect Miguel Cruz Drops Alex Martin Twice On His Way To Unanimous Decision  
Miguel Cruz (16-0, 11 KOs) earned a unanimous decision to defeat Alex Martin (13-2, 5 KOs) and remained unbeaten in a welterweight rematch that headlined Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday night from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
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  Manny Pacquiao & Freddie Roach
Workout Quotes From Australia
 
World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight World champion Manny "Pacman' Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) and his Hall-of-Fame trainer, Freddie Roach, held a media workout today in Australia, preparing for this Saturday night's showdown between Pacquiao and his title challenger, Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs).
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  48-0 Undefeated Challengers Skoglund
& Cox Join World Boxing Super Series
 
The World Boxing Super Series is delighted to announce that two more undefeated fighters have signed up for the Muhammad Ali Trophy, The Greatest Prize in Boxing. Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) and Jamie Cox (22-0, 12 KOs) have joined a star-studded tournament line-up that already features four reigning world champions and two former world champions. The duo will compete in the super-middleweight competition, with WBA Super Champion George Groves among the potential opponents.
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  Diego De La Hoya vs. Alan Luques
Headlines July 1 In Argentina
 
Undefeated fighter and steady rocket in the super bantamweight division, current WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight Champion Diego De La Hoya (18-0, 9 KOs) will travel to South America to defend his title against Argentinian Alan "El Lumbriz" Luques (21-6, 9 KOs) in a 10- round main event that will take place in Complejo La Pedrera in de Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. Doors open at the 7:00 p.m. ART, with televised bouts going live on DirecTV Sports in Argentina beginning at 8:00 p.m. ART.
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  Jermall Charlo vs. Jorge Sebastian Heiland
Added To Broner vs. Garcia July 29 Undercard
 
Unbeaten former world champion Jermall Charlo returns to face Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland in a middleweight world title eliminator featured on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, Saturday, July 29 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Charlo vs. Heiland is presented by Premier Boxing Champions live from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
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  Alberto Machado vs. Carlos Morales
Headlines Aug. 18 On ESPN2
 
NABO Super Featherweight champion Alberto "El Explosivo" Machado (17-0, 15 KOs) and NABA Super Featherweight champion Carlos "The Solution" Morales (16-1-3, 6 KOs) will both face their toughest challenges to date as they go toe-to-toe for 10 rounds in the main event of the August 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.
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  Jaron Ennis Stops Robert Hill For Thirteenth Victory  
Victory Boxing Promotions' most talked-about prospect, Jaron "Boots" Ennis, has much to celebrate for his 20th birthday today. The Philadelphia welterweight secured his 13th win at the Durham Armory in North Carolina last Thursday, besting Robert Hill over three rounds.
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  On This Day: June 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Daniel Santos won a 12 round UD over Fulgencio Zuniga to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Miguel Cotto KO'd Ray Martinez in the 2nd round to win the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Byron Mitchell in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1997, Norfolk, England:
Herbie Hide TKO'd Tony Tucker to win the Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield won a 3 round DQ over Mike Tyson to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title. (Ear biting Incident)
1991, Lewiston, Maine:
Joey Gamache TKO'd Jerry Ngobeni in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson and Jeff Fenech fought to a 12 round Draw. Nelson Retains WBC Featherweight Title (Very Controversial Decision).
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Razor Ruddock.
1980, London, England:
Alan Minter KO'd Vito Antuofermo in the 8th round to retain the WBC and WBA Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Canadian Boxer Tim Hague Passes
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — Canadian heavyweight Tim Hague (1-3-0), from Edmonton, Alberta, has passed away. A few days ago at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Hague fell into a coma after a KO defeat against IBO champion Adam Braithwood (8-1-0), from Victoria, British Colombia.

Hague’s family mentioned the sad news a few hours ago to the Alberta’s media.

The family will confirm the date and the site of the funeral in the next few days .


  Micki Nielsen Returns To The Ring July 8 In Germany  
Micki Nielsen (22-1, 14 KOs) will face Simon Bakalak (8-6, 3 KOs) in an eight-round contest on July 8 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Nielsen returns to the ring for the first time in eight months following a year of mixed fortunes. The Danish cruiserweight claimed the WBC International title with a career best performance against Mirko Larghetti in March 2016.
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  Weights From Bethlehem, PA - FS1  
Miguel Cruz 145.8 vs. Alex Martin 146.4
Clarence Booth 145 vs. Anthony Mercado 144.1
Isaelin Florian 126.2 vs. Avery Sparrow 127.6
Nicholas Hernadez 154 vs. Grayson Blake 153.4
Jesus Perez 141 vs. Christian Molina 138.9
Jesus Lule 135.7 vs. Isamel Serrano 134.6
Devin McMaster 156 vs. Rick Pyle 150
Dylan Price 117 vs. Manuel Guerra 112

Venue: Sands Bethlehem Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  On This Day: June 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tokyo, Japan:
Lakva Sim TKO'd Takanori Hatakeyama in the 5th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Shane Mosley KO'd Wilfredo Ruiz in the 5th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1994, Bangkok, Thailand:
Leo Gamez and Kaaj Chartbandit fought to a 12 round Draw, Gamez retains WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1992, Gorle, Italy:
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round MD over Freddy Cruz to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Quinto do Lago, Portugal:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Ron Essett to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson KO'd Michael Spinks in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1987, Montreal, Canada:
Matthew Hilton won a 15 round UD over Buster Drayton to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  Isaelin Florian vs. Avery Sparrow Plus Clarence Booth vs. Anthony Mercado Highlight Undercard
This Tuesday Night At The Sands Bethlehem
 
A packed undercard that will feature Isaelin Florian taking on Avery Sparrow in a six-round featherweight bout plus super lightweights Clarance Booth battling Anthony Mercado will take place this Tuesday, June 27th at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Unbeaten Miguel Cruz (15-0, 11 KOs) and once-beaten Alex Martin (13-1, 5 KOs) will meet in a 10-round welterweight rematch of their January clash in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes.
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  2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez
Riding On The Fast Track
 
Fresh off his sensational stoppage of previously undefeated Jose "Mexican Diablo" Rodriguez, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez is riding the fast track to stardom on an exciting journey that's just really started.

In the June 17th "KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire" main event, which aired live on CBS Sports Network from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas, Hernandez improved his record to 2-0 (2 KOs), dropping Rodriguez three times and closing the show in the third round.
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  Two-Time World Champion Beibut Shumenov
Retires Due To Severe Eye Injury
 
Two-division World Boxing Association (WBA) World Champion Beibut Shumenov has relinquished his WBA cruiserweight world title, due to his career-ending eye injury, and he has announced his retirement from the ring.

"I have regrettably relinquished my WBA cruiserweight title and retired from boxing because of a traumatic eye injury suffered the week before my last scheduled fight," Shumenov said from his Las Vegas home. "I'm extremely disappointed my boxing career has ended like this but, unfortunately, injuries are part of this sport and there's nothing I can do about it. I still have blurred vision and I need to have an additional surgery next month to try to further repair so I don't risk blindness in my (right) eye.
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  Antoine Douglas vs. Bruno Sandoval
July 14 In Miami, Oklahoma
 
World ranked middleweight Antoine Douglas will be back in action on July 14th when he battles tough Bruno Sandoval in a 10-round bout that will be contested for the NABA & WBC FECARBOX Middleweight titles.

The bout will headline the non-televised portion of a ShoBox: The New Generation card, which will be televised live on SHOWTIME (10 PM ET/PT, Delayed on the West Coast) at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
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  On This Day: June 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, New York, New York:
George Jones TKO'd Beethaeven Scottland in the 10th round. (Scottland fell into a coma shortly afterwards then passed away 6 days later).
1999, London, England:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Herbie Hide in the 2nd round to win the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Johnny Tapia to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Aldo Rios to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1993, London, England:
Nigel Benn KO'd Lou Gent in the 4th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1976, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Carlos Monzon won a 15 round UD over Rodrigo Valdez to unify the WBC and WBA Middleweight Titles.
1972, New York City:
Roberto Duran TKO'd Ken Buchanan in the 13th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1959, Bronx, New York:
Ingemar Johannson TKO'd Floyd Patterson in the 3rd round to win the World Heavyweight Title.

  Brunson Stops Cintron In Classic Philly Slugfest  
In a fight that exceeded it's high expectations, Tyrone Brunson came back from two 4th round knockdowns to come back in the very next round to send former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron to the canvas three times, and win the Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title via 5th round stoppage at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
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  Rodriguez Gets Huge Victory Over Mendez;
Roman Defeats Martinez
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

This past Friday night, Thompson Boxing Promotions brought us Path to Glory, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The main event featured Manuel Mendez (15-2-2, 11 KOs) going up against Mohamed Rodriguez (10-4, 4 KOs). This fight was slated to go eight rounds, and was in the junior welterweight division.
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  On This Day: June 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Takasago, Japan:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Toshiaki Nishioka to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1995, Newcastle, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Roger Mayweather to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Lupe Suarez in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Julian Jackson TKO'd Efren Olivo in the 1st round.
1981, Houston, Texas:
Sugar Ray Leonard TKO'd Ayub Kalule in the 9th round to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Pablo Baez in the 9th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1952, Bronx, New York:
Joey Maxim TKO'd Sugar Ray Robinson in the 14th round to retain the World Light Heavyweight Title.
1948, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis KO'd Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Another Canadian Boxer In Coma
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — Another Canadian boxer is in a coma after a lost by KO. May 27th in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the Canadian light heavyweight David Whittom (12-24-1), from Québec City, lost by KO in the 10th round against Kary Kopas (8-11-2), from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Whittom stayed on the canvas for several minutes. He was escorted on a stretcher, transported to an hospital, and he is in a coma since that time.
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  Unbeaten Taras Shelestyuk vs. Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez Headlines July 1 In Sacramento, Ca.  
Thompson Boxing Promotions heads to Northern California on Friday, July 1st to promote its first show in Sacramento starring unbeaten, Olympic bronze medalist Taras 'The Real Deal" Shelestyuk (15-0, 9 KOs).

The highly ranked Shelestyuk (WBO No. 5) faces fellow welterweight Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the "Locked n' Loaded" 8-round main event from Omega Products International, an outdoor venue.
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  Baltimore Pro Boxing Returns
July 13 With Tribute Card
 
Baltimore Pro Boxing will pay tribute to the late Murray “Bushwacker” Smith Sr. when they return to Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD Thursday, July 13th for an exciting pro-am fight card.

The father of Baltimore Boxing Owner Jake Smith, Murray Smith Sr. was a lifelong fixture in Baltimore and promoted various events. He passed away in 2013 after battling melanoma. Baltimore Boxing will honor him during the evening.
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  Weights From Miami  
Marcos Escuderos 174 vs. Eric Abraham 179.1
Eduardo Perez 155.2 vs. Donald Woods 150
Jessy Cruz 125.2 vs. Angel Monrreal 125
Ulysses Diaz 191.2 vs. Rashad Jones 182
Robert Daniels 175 vs. James Rodriguez 173.2
Chris Velez 147.2 vs. Javier Garcia 146.4
JD Martinez 154.6 vs. Randy Hedderick 153.6

Venue: Deauville Beach Resort
Promoter: Warriors Boxing


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Kermit Cintron 153.8 vs. Tyrone Brunson 153.6
Victor Vazquez 138 vs. Anthony Burgin 137.3
Steven Ortiz 134.1 vs. Tyrome Jones 135.5
Jerome Conquest 131.2 vs. Jae Ho Kim 131.9
Brandon Robinson 163.3 vs. Rafael Valencia 166.4
Daryl Bunting 164.9 vs. Gregory Clark 162.8
Marcus Bates 123 vs. Roberto Pucheta 123.1
Colby Madison 244.6 vs. Joel Caudle 267
Chaise Nelson 125.2 vs. Jordan Peters 125.1

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia


  On This Day: June 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Irvine, California:
Librado Andrade won a 12 round UD over Tito Mendoza to win the Vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
2003, Buffalo, New York:
Joe Mesi TKO'd Robert Davis in the 1st round to win the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.
2000, Glasgow, Scotland:
Zab Judah won a 12 round UD over Junior Witter to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Lou Savarese in the 1st round.
Silvio Branco won a 12 round UD over Robin Reid to retain the WBU Super Middleweight Title.
1995, Cartagena, Columbia:
Harold Grey won a 12 round SD over Julio Cesar Borboa to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Uriah Grant to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Vinny Pazienza in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1968, New York, New York:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Manuel Ramos in the 2nd round to retain the NYSAC Heavyweight Title.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
Los Angeles Press Conference
 
Photo: Marlene Marquez

Lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/IBO/IBF/WBA Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) today closed out their international press tour with a red carpet film premiere for "I am Boxing" at the AVALON Hollywood that included a Q&A panel hosted by Mario Lopez. Canelo vs. Golovkin are set to clash on Saturday, September 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
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  Terrific Undercard Set For Kermit Cintron vs.
Tyrone Brunson Saturday At The 2300 Arena
 
This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, boxing fans will be treated to one of the best cards to hit Philadelphia in years as King's Promotions will put on a nine-bout card that is filled with fight's that are evenly matched top to bottom.
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  On This Day: June 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Zab Judah KO'd Allan Vester in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Oktay Urkal to retain the WBC and WBA Light Welterweight Titles.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Javier Castillejo to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Lehlohonlo in the 6th round to win the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Agapito Sanchez KO'd Jorge Eliecer Monsalvo in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
2000, Merida, Mexico:
Guty Espadas won a 12 round UD over Wethya Sakmuangklang to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi:
Eric Harding won a 12 round UD over Antonio Tarver in a non-title bout.
1993, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Steve Cruz won a 15 round UD over Barry McGuigan to win the WBC Featherweight Title. 1986 RING Fight of the Year!
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Mark Medal in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1969, New York, New York:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Jerry Quarry in the 7th round to retain the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Ring Magazine 1969 Fight of the Year.

  Manuel Mendez Looking To Put On
A Show Friday Night In Ontario, CA
 
The boxing community first witnessed the power punching ability of Manuel "La Tormenta" Mendez (15-1-2, 11 KOs) last November on a SHOWTIME broadcast. He eviscerated the previously unbeaten Vitor Jones Freitas with a crushing left hook to the body in the first round.

On Friday night, Mendez plans to apply his signature power to fellow lightweight Mohamed Rodriguez (9-4, 3 KOs). The pair headline Thompson Boxing's "Path to Glory" 8-round main event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  New Series "Viernes De Campeones" Starts July 21 In San Juan, Featuring Amanda Serrano,
Jeyvier Cintron & Jonathan Oquendo
 
With a title defense of five-time world champion Amanda Serrano, Puerto Rico's debut of two-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintron and the return to the ring of former world title challenger Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo, PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP presents the new series "Viernes de Campeones", starting on Friday, July 21st, at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan.
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  Weights From Los Angeles  
Jaber Zayani 134.8 vs. Mike Fowler 133
Kevin Vasquez 143 vs. Derion Chapman 145.4
Bryan Flores 155.2 vs. Jordan Marriott 156
Ruben Campos 139 vs. Paul Huguez 138.6
Zachary Wohlman 148 vs. Matthew Murphy 148
Seniesa Estrada 107. vs. Rachel Sazoff 104.8
Jessy Martinez 148 vs. Vicente Guzman 148.4
Miguel Alcantara 125.4 vs. Javier Cepeda 126.2


Promoters: Pr Sports, Bash Boxing, And Lights Out Promotions
Venue: Exchange L.a. Nightclub In Los Angeles, Cailfornia


  On This Day: June 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Pedro Alcazar in the 6th round to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title. (Alcazar Passed away two days later due to un-detected brain injury)
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Erik Morales to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Justin Juuko in the 5th round.
1996, Dortmund, Germany:
Michael Moorer won a 12 round SD over Axel Schulz to win the Vacant IBF Heavyweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round MD over Michael Watson to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
1979, New York City, New York:
Larry Holmes TKO'd Mike Weaver in the 12th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
1938, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis KO'd Max Schmeling in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. One of the Sports All-Time most Famed Events.
1937, Chicago, Illinois:
Joe Louis KO'd Jim Braddock in the 8th round to win the NBA Heavyweight Title.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
New York City Press Conference
 
Photo: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Lineal and RING Magazine World Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (Right) and World WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin pose in New York on June 20, 2017 at the Press Conference to announce thier September 16, 2017 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The super fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.


  Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia
Los Angeles Press Conference
 
Photos: Idris Erba - Mayweather Promotions

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia completed a two-day media tour that took them from coast-to-coast and culminated with a Los Angeles press conference Tuesday to discuss their super lightweight showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, July 29 live on SHOWTIME. Broner vs. Garcia is presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
Tickets On Sale Thursday, June 22
 
Tickets for the Saturday, Sept. 16 showdown for supremacy between lineal and RING Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and IBO/IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), for which fans have been clamoring, will go on sale Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. In what may be boxing's best, most competitive fight in 2017, the mega-event will feature two of the most popular and powerful fighters in the storied middleweight division fighting for ultimate supremacy and glory.
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  Will Mayweather-McGregor Break PPV Records?  
As you may have heard by now, future Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Mayweather will put his 49-0 record and, frankly, his legacy, on the line Aug. 26 against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor, he of the zero professional boxing matches in his career, is taking very heavy action thus far at Bovada. He was a +950 underdog months ago but is now +375. Mayweather was as low as -2200 but is currently -550. Bovada will have competitive odds leading up to this one-of-a-kind fight, so review them before placing some action.
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  On This Day: June 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Vitali Klitschko in the 6th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title. Fight stopped due to severe cut over Klitschko's eye.
1997, Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Gary Ballard in the 5th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Nana Konadu TKO'd Daorung Chuvatana in the 7th Round to regain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Uriah Grant won a 12 round MD over Adopho Washington to win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1980, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Salvador Sanchez TKO'd Danny Lopez in the 14th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1940, Portland, Maine:
Henry Armstrong TKO'd Paul Junior in the 3rd round to Retain the World Welterweight Title.
1932, Long Island City, New York:
Jack Sharkey won a 15 round SD over Max Schmeling to win the NBA World Heavyweight Title.
Jim Braddock won a 5 round decision over Vincent Parrile in the Walk out bout after Sharkey/Schmeling.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
ROC Bottom
 
By William Trillo

As defined by urbandictionary.com “Rock Bottom”: A state of being wherein you feel as if you cannot sink any lower emotionally, psychologically, or physically.

As I walked into The Event Center at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Saturday night to cover the ROC NATION promoted Ward vs. Kovalev rematch the only palpable buzz surrounding the event came from the busloads of EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) attendees who were busy doing whatever it is they do at their event.
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  Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
London Press Conference
 
Photo: Lawrence Lustig - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Lineal and RING Magazine World Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez and World WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin pose in London at the Press Conference to announce thier September 16, 2017 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The super fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.


  Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia
New York Press Conference
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before they battle in one of the premier matchups of the summer that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, July 29 live on SHOWTIME. Broner vs. Garcia is presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.
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  Claressa Shields Dominates To Win WBC
Silver Belt, Sets Detroit Brawl Gate Record
 
Photo: Boy Ryder

In just her first eight-round fight, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields scored a spectacular unanimous decision victory last Friday, June 16, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit to win the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title.
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  Pacquiao vs. Horn To Be Shown Live On ESPN July 1  
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion and the only sitting Senator to capture a world championship belt, will add another first to his burgeoning list of Hall of Fame-caliber accomplishments with his live debut on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (also streaming live on the ESPN app) on Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The fight will be called ringside by ESPN commentators Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas. They will be joined by guest analyst Timothy Bradley, Jr., a former two-division world champion recently trained by Teddy Atlas who has met Pacquiao three times in the ring, winning their first match in a decision. ESPN Deportes will pair Jorge Eduardo Sanchez and Juan Manuel Márquez to call the main event in Spanish, with prefight commentary from Pablo Viruega, Leopoldo Gonzalez, Claudia Trejos and Juan Manuel Márquez.
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  Elite Prospect Michael Dutchover Highlights
"Path To Glory" Undercard Friday Night
 
Junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (4-0, 4 KOs), a highly accomplished amateur and recently turned professional, highlights Friday night's "Path to Glory" undercard from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Watch Dutchover vs. Carrizoza and the rest of the 6-fight card on TB Presents: Path To Glory, live streaming on ThompsonBoxing.com and Facebook Live beginning at 7:45 p.m. PST / 10:45 p.m. EST.
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  On This Day: June 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Juan Cabrera in the 4th round to win the WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1981, London, England:
Alexis Arguello won a 15 round UD over Jim Watt to win the WBC Lightweight Title.
1980, Montreal, Canada:
Roberto Duran won a 15 round UD over Sugar Ray Leonard to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Trevor Berbick KO'd John Tate in the 9th round.
1975, Inglewood, California:
Ruben Olivares TKO'd Bobby Chacon in the 2nd round to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
1966, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Carlos Ortiz TKO'd Johnny Bizzarro in the 12th round to retain the WBC and WBA Lightweight Title.
1960, New York, New York:
Floyd Patterson KO'd Ingemar Johansson in the 5th round to regain the World Heavyweight Championship.
1940, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis TKO'd Arturo Godoy in the 8th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Ward vs. Kovalev II: Borderline
 
By William Trillo
Photo: David Spagnolo - Main Events

If there is one thing we know about Light Heavyweight Champion Andre Ward is that he knows how to win no matter what it takes. He has been called a dirty fighter by many at times. After his TKO victory over Sergey Kovalev many will say his tactics were right on the borderline. In fact that is how the low punches delivered by Ward on Kovalev's belt line have been described, right on the borderline. Whether or not you think those punches were legal or not it's clear those blows took Kovalev out of his game.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kathy Duva Will Contest Ward’s Win
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: William Trillo

LAS VEGAS - Sergey Kovalev’s promoter, Kathy Duva, the big boss of the Main Event Group, will contest the Andre Ward victory. Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, the Californian Andre Ward made a successful defense of his WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight championship of the world, in beating the Russian Sergey Kovalev by TKO in the eight round.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
First Title For Simon Kean
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS — The heavyweight Simon Kean, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, won his first title in pro boxing title Saturday evening in the ring of the Olympia Theatre in Montréal downtown.

Involved in the main event of this boxing show organized by The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, Kean (10-0-) captured the IBO Intercontinental championship, in beating the Brazilian Luis Nascimendo (23-15-0) by KO in the fifth round.
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  Fidel Maldonado Jr. Split Decisions Pablo Cesar
Cano At Tostitos Championship Plaza At The Star
 
The Texas fans were treated to a big night of knockouts and rising star talents on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, following a hard-fought main event between WBC Fecarbox Super Lightweight Champion Fidel "The Atrisco Kid" Maldonado (24-3-1, 19 KOs) and Pablo "El Demoledor" Cesar Cano (30-6-1, 21 KOs).
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  Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez
Stops Jose Rodriguez In The Third Round
 
Wichita hero and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Nico Hernandez, dominated Jose "Mexican Diablo" Rodriguez in last night's "KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire" main event, which aired on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
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  On This Day: June 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd William Abelyan in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Carson, California:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Paulie in the 10th round.
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 9th round. to Win the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Antonio Hernandez to win the WBA Super Featherweight (Interim) Title.
1993, San Diego, California:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Maurice Blocker in the 2nd round to win the IBF Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Troy Waters in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1946, Bronx, New York (Yankee Stadium):
Joe Louis KO'd Billy Conn in the 8th round of their rematch to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Ward Stops Kovalev In The 8th Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Marlene Marquez

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas bookies knew what there were doing in establishing the Californian Andre Ward the winner. Ward stayed undefeated Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, in beating the Russian Sergey Kovalev by TKO after 2.38 minutes of the eighth round. With this victory, Ward (32-0, 16 KO's) kept his WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight championship of the world.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rigondeaux Still World Champion, In Near Disaster
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Marlene Marquez

LAS VEGAS - The Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux proceeded to a defend his WBA super bantamweight championship of the world, Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas… and the fight turned into a near disaster! Rigondeaux knocked the Mexican, Moses Flores, out in the first round, but the KO looked illegal.
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  Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Roman Gonzalez
Rematch Headlines Tripleheader Sept. 9
 
The Super Flyweight Division, long one of boxing’s most exciting, filled with many of the sports’ legendary superstars, will add another chapter into its annals of memorable evenings on Saturday, September 9.

WBC Super Flyweight World Champion SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s), of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, defends his title against former champion “ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ (46-1-0, 38 KO’s), of Managua, Nicaragua, in a rematch of their epic battle this past March. The rematch headlines a tripleheader that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: June 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Del Mar, California:
Brian Viloria TKO'd Francisco Soto in the 5th round to win the WBC Youth Flyweight Title.
1999, Fayetteville, North Carolina:
Larry Holmes TKO'd James "Bonecrusher" Smith in the 8th round to win the Vacant Legends of Boxing Heavyweight Title.
Greg Page TKO'd Tim Witherspoon in the 7th round.
Billy Costello won a 10 round SD over Juan LaPorte.
1995, New Orleans, Louisiana:
James Toney TKO'd Freddie Delgado in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBU Light heavyweight Title.
1993, Newcastle, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Robert Rivera in the 1st round.
1989, Stateline, Nevada:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Tyrone Jackson in the 8th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Rocky Lockridge KO'd Mike Zena in the 8th round.

  Wards Shocks Kovalev With 8th Round Stoppage  
Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KO's) retained the WBA Super World, IBF & WBO World Light Heavyweight Titles with an 8th round stoppage over Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KO's). This fight was a different style to their first, but also a very close to score one as many early rounds could have gone either way.

Kovalev did not follow through on his promise of throwing more body punches. Ward kept the body pressure, but also added some power to his punches, seemingly looking for a knockout. Ward was warned for a low blow early in the fight, but would again land a border-line waist shot, twice, which Kovalev complained about both times. Referee Tony Weeks ordered both men to continue fighting, ruling each one legal.

Heading into the 8th, the fight appeared to be a 1 round momentum heading in Wards favor, despite what HBO's Harold Lederman's unofficial card may have led you to believe, which only gave Ward two rounds up to this point. Ward landed another border-line shot which Kovalev buckled over from, but the fight continued and Ward would land a flush right hand on the chin that staggered Kovalev. Ward jumped on him and finished with 3 more border-line blows. Kovalev buckled over, expecting the referee to halt the action and penalize Ward, but instead the fight was stopped in Ward's favor at 2:29.

Kovalev said he wanted to continue and wants a third fight with Ward.

Full Report To Come.


  PPV Undercard Results From Las Vegas  
Guillermo Rigondeaux (18-0, 12 KO's) retained the WBA Super World super bantamweight title with what was ruled as a knockout win over previously unbeaten Moises Flores (25-1, 17 KO's). Rigondeaux and Flores got into a clinch and exchange that went just after the bell and saw Flores on the canvas after catching a left to the chin. Flores showed no intention of trying to rise to his feet, despite seeming to be ok. Referee Vic Drakulich then took several minutes to collaborate with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and to watch the replay numerous times to come to the conclusion that the punch was legal and awarded Rigondeaux the winner by KO.

Light Heavyweight Dmitry Bivol (11-8, 9 KO's) dropped and stopped Cedric Agnew (29-3, 15 KO's) in 4 rounds. Agnew was simply not up to the challenge as he kept his guard up with his back to the ropes for the majority of the fight, failing to throw anything at all. Bivol dropped Agnew in the 1st round with a series of left hooks. In the 4th, Agnew winced in pain after another punch on the eye and it was one too many for Referee Russell Mora as the fight was stopped at 1:27.

Middleweight Luis Arias (18-0-0-1, 9 KO's) had an easy night outboxing and stopping Arif Magomedov (18-2, 11 KO's) in the 5th. Though both threw back and forth at each other, the punches from Aries had a bigger impact as Magomedov started to hold and looked frustrated throughout. In the 5th, two big right hands to the temple sent Magomedov in a daze and down to the canvas. Upon rising to his feet, Magomedov was met with another barrage of punches and referee Robert Bryd had no choice but to waive this one off at 1:16.


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Ward Established Favorite By 3-2
To Win Rematch With Kovalev
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - If the Las Vegas bookies hit the target, the Californian Andre Ward will still WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world next Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas. The bookies established Ward favourite by 3-2.

Ward (31-0-0) will allow a rematch to the Russian Sergey Kovalev (31-1-1). Last November at the T-Mobile Arena, also in Las Vegas, Ward dethroned Kovalev as triple champion of the world of the 175 pounds division, with a controversial victory by unanimous decision. The three judges picked Ward as winner, by identical scores of 114-113, but most of the boxing writers covering the event picked Kovalev as winner by two or three points.
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Ward vs. Kovalev II Preliminary Undercards
Live Stream Today At 7pm ET/4pm PT

 


  Weights From Frisco, TX - ESPN  
Pablo Cesar Cano 139.5 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr. 140
Oscar Mojica 114.5 vs. Joshua Franco 115
Ricardo Fernandez 140 vs. Vergil Ortiz 139.25
Zachary Briones 154.25 vs. Alex Rincon 155
Eduardo Reyes 131.25* vs. Hector Tanajara Jr. 129.5
* Reyes came in 1.25lbs over
Daniel Gutierrez 125.75 vs. Javier Martinez 128.75
Even Torres 159.5 vs. Travell Mazion 159
David Fabela 132.25 vs. Kashiff Solarin 134.75

Promoter: Golden Boy
Venue: Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, TX


  Weights From Park City, Kansas - CBSSN  
Nico Hernandez 112 vs. Jose Rodriguez 112.5
Noel Esqueda 152 vs. Limberth Ponce 155
Eric Vargas 125 vs. Humberto Tellez 125
Eddie Chavez 164 vs. Luis Fernando Juanez Jasso 162
Brian Clements 144,5 vs. Bryant Montalvo 148
Juan Hollingsworth 173 vs. Matt Dixon 174.5

Venue: Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas
Promoter: KO Night Boxing


  Alexander Povetkin Moves Ahead For
July 1 Showdown With Andriy Rudenko
 
Former WBA Heavyweight Champion ALEXANDER POVETKIN, (31-1-0, 23 KO’s), is making every effort to become a world champion leading up to his July 1 fight with ANDRIY RUDENKO, (31-2-0, 19 KO’s), in Moscow, Russia for the WBO International Heavyweight Title.
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  On This Day: June 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Seoul, Korea:
Yo Sam Choi KO'd Chart Kiapetch in the 5th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Mexico City, Mexico:
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Luiz Freitas in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title
Agapito Sanchez TKO'd Gerardo Martinez in the 11th round to win the WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title.
Bell Gardens, California:
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round MD over Stevie Johnston to win the WBC Lightweight title. 2000 Upset of the Year.
Los Angeles, California:
Shane Mosley won a 12 round SD over Oscar De La Hoya to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Diego Corrales KO'd Justin Juuko in the 10th round to win the IBA Super Featherweight Title.
Erik Morales KO'd Mike Juarez in the 3rd round.
1997, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
John Ruiz TKO'd Ray Anis in the 1st round to retain the NABF Heavyweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Riddick Bowe KO'd Jorge Luis Gonzalez in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - HBO PPV  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Andre Ward 175 vs. Sergey Kovalev 175
(WBA, IBF & WBO Super World Light Heavyweight Titles)


Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 vs. Moises Flores 122
(WBA Super World Super Bantamweight Title)

Luis Arias vs. Arif Magomedov
Cedric Agnew 175 vs. Dmitry Bivol 174.5
Zoltan Sera 170.5 vs. Junior Younan 170.5
Fabiano Pena 166 vs. Vaughn Alexander 161
Christopher Martin 125.8 vs. Tramaine Williams 124.5

Promoters: Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions
Venue: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kathy Duva: "Kovalev Is Perfectly
Trained, Not Over Trained This Time"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The animosity between the Russian Sergey Kovalev and the Californian Andre Ward is very high…. and the respect between them very low! Kovalev (30-1-1) and Ward (31-0-0) will have a rematch Saturday evening in the ring of the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas.

Last November at the T-Mobile Arena also in Las Vegas, Ward dethroned Kovalev as WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world, in winning by unanimous decision. The three judges scored the bout 114-113 in favour or Ward, a former super middleweight champion of the world, but most of the boxing writers covering the event picked Kovalev as winner by two or three points.
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Ward vs. Kovalev 2 Official Weigh-In
Live Stream Today At 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT

 


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clayton Is The New WBC Americas
Continental & IBF International Champion
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The welterweight Custio Clayton, a fighter from Halifax, Nova Scotia, living now in Montréal, became WBC Americas Continental champion and IBF International champion Thursday evening in the ring of the Montreal Casino, in beating the Mexican Johnny Navarette (33-10-1) by unanimous decision in 10 rounds. It was the main event of a boxing show organized by the GYM Group.
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  Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev II
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports

On Thursday, June 15, Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs), along with their teams, participated in the Fight Week Powered by Monster Final Press Conference for their highly-anticipated showdown. Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” will take place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  Weights From Detroit  

Claressa Shields 162.4 vs. Sydney LeBlanc 164
Alexey Zubov 197.4 vs. Demetrius Banks 195.4
Jarico O'Quinn 117 vs. David Martino TBD
Bakhtiyar Eyubov 147.8 vs. Cesar Soriano 150
Serdar Hudayberdiyev 159.8 vs. Antonio Urista 154.6
Dimash Niyazov 137.8 vs. Ramon Guevara 136.6
Jacob Bonas 147.4 vs. Anthony Brooks 147.2
Darren Gibbs 173 vs. Scott McCurdy 176

Promoter: Salita Promotions
Matchmaker: Dennis Turner
Venue: Masonic Temple, Detroit


  Warriors Boxing Presents 'Night Of The Rising Stars 2' June 24 At Deauville Beach Resort In Miami  
On Saturday, June 24, 2017, professional boxing returns to Miami Beach as Warriors Boxing presents "Night of the Rising Stars 2" at the Deauville Beach Resort.

The second of Warriors Boxing's series of Miami-area fights designed to develop local and international prospects, NORS 2 will feature popular and talented light heavyweight Robert Daniels Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) of Miami looking to remain perfect in the light heavyweight division.
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  Omar Figueroa vs. Robert Guerrero Teleconference  
Lou DiBella: Thanks, everybody for joining us for the main event conference call for the PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes show on July 15th live at 8:00 pm Eastern Time, 5:00 pm Pacific Time on FOX and live at NYCB Live home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum oin Uniondale, New York.
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  Manuel Mendez Headlines "Path To Glory" June 23  
Rising lightweight prospect Manuel Mendez (15-1-2, 11 KOs) hopes to extend his knockout win streak against Mohamed Rodriguez (9-4, 3 KOs) in the 8-round "Path To Glory" main event on Friday, June 23, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
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  It Will Be Negrete vs. Frias At Golden Boy On
ESPN Event At Fantasy Springs On June 30
 
Undefeated Bantamweight Colombian and Los Angeles transplant Oscar “Jaguar” Negrete (16-0, 6 KOs) will square off against Sergio “El Frio” Frias (18-6-2, 9 KOs) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in a 10-round main event for vacant NABF Bantamweight Championship in the June 30th edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.
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  Braehmer: "Smith Is Not
On The Same Level As Zeuge"
 
Juergen Braehmer says Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) is not on the same level as Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) and is confident his protégé will defend the WBA World Super Middleweight title on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany.
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  On This Day: June 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Hermosillo, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo KO'd Sung-Ho Yuh in the 1st round to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
Budapest, Hungary:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over Aldo Nazareno Rios to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Julio Pablo Chacon TKO'd Istvan Kovacs in the 6th round to win the WBO Featherweight Title.
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Tim Austin TKO'd Steve Dotse in the 6th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Felix Machado won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Pastrana to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
2000, Indio, California:
Antonio Diaz won a 12 round UD over Omar Weis to win the IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Antonio Margarito TKO'd David Kamau in the 2nd round to win the WBO NABO Welterweight Title.
Julio Diaz TKO'd Gustavo Cuello in the 5th round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Wilfredo Vazquez in the 9th round to win the Vacant NABF Lightweight Title.
1996, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
Larry Holmes (in one of his comebacks) scored a one punch KO over Anthony Willis in the 8th round.

 

Ward vs. Kovalev II Final Press Conference
Live Stream Today At 4pm ET/1pm PT

 


  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rigondeaux: "A Long Inactivity?
So What? I Am Ready For This Fight"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The Russian Sergey Kovalev and the Californian Andre Ward won’t be the only fighters involved in a world championship bout Saturday evening at the Mandalay Arena in Las Vegas. Just before this WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight championship of the world, HBO Pay-per-view will televise a WBA super bantamweight championship of the world opposing two undefeated fighters, the champion, the Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0-0) and the WBA mandatory challenger, the Mexican Moises Flores (25-0-0).
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  Red-Hot Super Middleweight Contender David Benavidez Does Admirable Job Behind FS1 Mic
For Brandon Rios' Comeback Victory
 
Phoenix, Arizona-based super middleweight phenom David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez spent some time behind the microphone last Sunday, while waiting eagerly for his potentially record-breaking world championship challenge.

Undefeated Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) did an admirable job serving as a Fox Sports 1 guest commentator for former champion Brand Rios' exciting comeback victory over Aaron Herrera at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.
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  Sydney LeBlanc Steps In To Face Two-Time
Gold Medalist Claressa Shields This Friday
 
Sydney "Ginger the Ninja" LeBlanc is stepping in on three days' notice to face Women's NABF Middleweight Champion, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields of Flint, Michigan, in the eight-round main event of Salita Promotions' "Detroit Brawl" this Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.
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  Germany’s Rising Stars Out To Impress In Wetzlar  
Germany’s rising stars are out to impress on Saturday night as they face tough international opposition on the undercard of Tyron Zeuge’s WBA World Super Middleweight title defence against Paul Smith at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar.
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  On This Day: June 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Elk Grove Village, Illinois:
Omar Sheika won a 10 round UD over Manu Ntoh.
Chris Thomas TKO'd Rich LaMontagne in the 2nd round.
1996, Sendai, Japan:
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round MD over Eric Chavez to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
General Santos City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Bert Batiller in the 4th round.
Jacksonville, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Eric Lucas in the 12th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Kevin Kelley KO'd Derrick Gainer in the 8th round to retain
the WBU Featherweight Title.
Keith Mullings TKO'd Anthony Bradley in the 3rd round.
1991, San Antonio, Texas:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round UD over Akeem Anifowoshe to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title (1991 Fight of the Year Ring Magazine)
Welcome Ncita won a 12 round UD over Hurley Snead to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Prince Believes That Ward Knows Which
Strategy To Use To Win The Rematch
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - James Prince, Andre Ward’s manager, is persuaded that his fighter gonna win clearly this rematch with the Russian Sergey Kovalev June 17th in the ring of the Manadaly Bay Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. November 19th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Ward (31-0-0) dethroned Kovalev (30-1-1) as WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world in winning by unanimous decision in 12 rounds. The three judges scored the bout 114-113 in favour of Ward. However, almost of all the boxing writers who covered this first match up Kovalev-Ward picked Kovalev as the winner by two or three points.
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  Kermit Cintron vs. Tyrone Brunson Now For The Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight Title  
The stakes have been raised for the much anticipated showdown between former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron & Tyrone Brunson, that will take place on Saturday, June 24 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title will be on the line when those two combatants meet in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.
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  Top Golden Boy Talent From Across Texas Set To Showcase Their Skills June 17 At Ford Center  
Top Texas contenders and prospects from across the state will come together this Saturday night, June 17 for an action-packed evening of fights from the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco.

As part of the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN telecast, Championship hardware will be on the line in the all-Texas, eight-round co-main event as standout Golden Boy Prospect Joshua "The Professor" Franco (10-0, 6 KOs) of San Antonio faces off against Oscar Mojica (10-2, 1 KO) of Dallas for the WBC Youth Silver Flyweight title.
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  Ceylan Faces Galahad For IBF
Inter-Continental Title On July 15 In London
 
Dennis Ceylan (18-0-2, 8 KOs) will take on Kid Galahad (22-0, 13 KOs) for the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Championship on July 15 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, live on ITV Box Office in the UK.

Although fighting for the first time on British soil as a professional, the 28-year old Ceylan is no stranger to fighting British boxers having previously shared the ring with Isaac Lowe and Ryan Walsh in entertaining European title fights.
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  Sugar Ray Leonard To Induct Rival
Tommy Hearns Into Nevada Boxing HOF
 
Nearly 36 years ago, Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard came together at Caesars Palace for one of the most memorable nights in boxing history. On Sept. 16, 1981, in a WBA-WBC welterweight title unification bout, Leonard stopped Hearns in the 14th round of an incredible bout filled with pulsating action.
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  Zeuge: "Smith Will Not Take My Title"  
Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) says Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) will not take his title when they meet for the WBA World Super Middleweight Championship on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany.

Zeuge captured the WBA strap with an impressive knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis on November 5, 2016 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam. Having fought to a stalemate four months earlier, Zeuge claimed the title in style, stopping the Italian champion with just 19 seconds remaining in the final round.
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  On This Day: June 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Madgeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over David Starie to retain the IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Oktay Urkal won a 12 round UD over Eamonn Magee to retain the European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 10 round UD over Tony Pep.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Louis Monaco in the 2nd round.
Cory Spinks won a 6 round UD over Abraham Bruno.
1997, Cebu, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa KO'd Seung-Koo Lee in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
San Antonio, Texas:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round SD over Anatoly Alexandrov to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd David Kamau in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won an 8 round UD over Jose Rodriguez.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 6 round UD over Larry O'Shields
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  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Boxing Troops Rally Around Injured Franco
 
By William Trillo
Featherweight Daniel “Twitch” Franco suffered a severe brain injury in his match on Saturday night in Sioux City and had immediate emergency surgery to stop two brain bleeds. Along with his Father Al, Franco remains in the Iowa hospital under the watchful eye of medical specialists.

In the aftermath of the tragic event I have seen the boxing community step up like never before to rally around the fallen fighter. As I write this article the gofundme page set up on his behalf has generated over $20,000 worth of donations. The money will help with the costs of so many things we never think about until a time like this, hospital bills, hotel accommodations for his family to stay close by his side, travel expenses and the aftercare that Franco will need when he is released from the hospital.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kovalev Wants To "Destroy" Ward
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The Russian Sergey Kovalev has the conviction he was robbed in his first match up with the Californian Andre Ward, and he is determined to take the justice in his hands.

November 19th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Ward (31-0-0) dethroned Kovalev (30-1-1) as WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion of the world, with a win by unanimous decision in 12 rounds. The three judges scored the fight 1143-113 in favour of Ward, but a huge majority of boxing writers and columnists who were covering this fight, picked Kovalev as the big winner. A rematch was the only solution to resolve this controversial situation.
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Thomas LaManna W UD 8 Carlos Winton Velasquez
Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Anthony Young W UD 8 George Sosa
Dan Pasciolla DRAW 6 Lemarcus Tucker
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clayton Will Fight For The WBC Americas Continental Championship & The IBF International Title
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The welterweight Custio Clayton (11-0-0), a fighter from Halifax, Nova Scotia, living now in Montréal, will have the most significant fight of his pro boxing career June 15th at the Montréal Casino. He will face the Mexican Johnny Navarette (33-9-1), who is detaining these two titles.
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  LaManna Defeats Velasquez In Atlantic City  
This past Saturday, welterweight Thomas LaManna won an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez that headlined a card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. LaManna dominated the action with power shots that he landed behind a long jab throughout the contest. Velasquez was game as he took a lot of shots and landed an occasional power shot. LaManna sealed the deal in the final round when he landed a flush 4-punch combination that put Velasquez on the canvas.
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  Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev Training Camp Notes  
Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) has an entirely new training philosophy as he prepares for his highly-anticipated rematch with Andre "S.O.G." Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) on June 17 live on HBO Pay Per View® at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has fired his strength and conditioning coach and has vowed not to make the same mistakes this time around. His new coach, Aleksandr Mikhailovich, has a new philosophy centered around his prior experience working with biathletes.
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  Skoglund Targets Division's Top Names
As He Moves Down To Super Middleweight
 
Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) is targeting the division's top names as he makes the move down to super middleweight.

Skoglund is currently ranked with all the major governing bodies at 175lbs (IBF #4, WBO #5, WBC #10 and WBA #11), but frustrated by a lack of opportunities, and following talks with his promoter Nisse Sauerland, the 26 year-old has decided to drop down to 168lbs.
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  Smith Aiming For Third Time Lucky Against Zeuge  
Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) is aiming to make it third time lucky when he returns to Germany to challenge Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) for the WBA World Super Middleweight title on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar.
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  On This Day: June 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Seoul, Korea:
In Joo Cho KO'd Pone Saengmorakot in the 8th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Genaro Rios in the 8th round to win the WBA Featherweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Cesar Bazan won a 12 round SD over Stevie Jihnston to win the WBC Lightweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Patrick Charpentier in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1997, Oberhausen, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski won a 12 round UD over Vigil Hill to win the WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight, and retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Titles.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Paul Ashley in the 2nd round.
1992, Mexico City, Mexico:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Jose Montiel in the 2nd round to retain the Mexican Super Flyweight Title.
Portland, Maine:
Joey Gamache TKO'd Chil-Sung Chun in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBA Lightweight Title.

  Jose Haro Issues Statement  
New USBA Featherweight Champion Jose Haro has issued a brief statement regarding the status of his fallen opponent, Daniel Franco, through his promotional representative, Whitfield Haydon:

"I respect all fighters. My heart hurts knowing that my opponent from Saturday night is still in the hospital. I hope he has a full and speedy recovery. Nothing but love, brotha. We put everything on the line when we step inside the ring. I always tell my brother/trainer that I'm a father first, fighter second, and if he ever sees me badly hurt to stop the fight because my kids need their daddy. I'm very grateful that I won but it really doesn't feel like I won. I always pray that my opponent and myself come out our fight in good health. Let's go #TeamFranco, you got this!"


  Daniel "Twitch" Franco Suffers
Serious Injury In Loss To Jose Haro
 
Featherweight contender DANIEL ‘Twitch’ FRANCO suffered severe head injuries in his knockout loss to JOSE HARO on Saturday night, June 10 at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa in a bout telecast on CBS Sports Network.

Following the eighth round stoppage, the popular 25-year-old Franco of Rancho Cucamonga, California was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery to stop two brain bleeds.
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  Jose Haro Captures Vacant USBA Featherweight Title  
Last night on CBS Sports Network, Utah fab-favorite Jose Haro (13-1-1, 7 KOs) captured the vacant United States Boxing Association (USBA) featherweight title, stopping former USBA title holder Daniel "Twitch" Franco in the eighth round, in the "KO Night Boxing: WAR In WinnaVegas" main event, which aired live on CBS Sports Network from WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa.
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  Irvin Gonzalez Captures UBF
All-Americas Featherweight Title
 
Boxing returned to DCU Arena (Exhibition Hall) for the first time in 11 years and Worcester's newest budding star, Irvin Gonzalez, entertained the hometown crowd, capturing the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Featherweight Championship, last night in the "New England's Future 3" main event.
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  On This Day: June 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Carlos Wilfredo Vilches to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Kennedy McKinney won a 6 round UD over David Moreno.
1988, Ravenna, Italy:
Sumba Kalambay won a 12 round UD over Robbie Sims to retain the WBA Middlweight Title.
1999, Indio, California:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Angel Aldama.
Antonio Margarito won an 8 round SD over Danny Perez.
Wilmington, Massachusetts:
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Frankie Liles in the 11th round to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Fernely Feliz in the 7th round to retain the NABA Heavyweight Title.
1998, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Corrie Sanders TKO'd Bobby Czyz in the 2nd round to retain the WBU Heavyweight Title.
1989, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns fought to a 12 round Draw in a WBC and WBO Super Middleweight Title bout.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hank Lundy TKO 5 Daniel Evangelista Jr.
Photo Gallery

Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

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

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

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

This afternoon the Final Press Conference for the “The Battle of Bergen” was held as “The First Lady of Boxing”, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (30-0-0, 8 KO’s), defends her Welterweight World Titles (WBC/WBA, WBO/IBF/IBO) against current WBC Junior Welterweight World Champion ERICA ‘La Pantera” FARIAS, (24-1-0, 10 KO’s) this Friday night, June 9 at the Bergenhus Fortress - Koengen in Bergen, Norway.
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  Fighter Spotlight: Dmitry Bivol  
When WBA Light Heavyweight Interim Champion Dmitry Bivol (10-0, 8 KOs) faces Cedric "L.O.W." Agnew (29-2, 15 KOs) in a ten-round battle on Saturday, June 17 on the televised undercard of Ward vs. Kovalev 2: "The Rematch," it may be the first time many fans watching on television or live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center catch a glimpse of the up-and-coming light heavyweight prospect from Kyrgyzstan. Boxing fans are certain to remember Bivol after they witness his exciting style and aggressive power. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay Per View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  Burnett: "Adam Booth Has The Plan To Beat Haskins"  
Ryan Burnett believes he has the perfect man in his corner in Adam Booth to get the gameplan right to take the IBF World Bantamweight title from Lee Haskins when they clash at the SSE Arena Belfast on Saturday June 10, live on AWE--A Wealth of Entertainment at 3 PM ET / 12 PM ET.
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  HBO Boxing After Dark July 15: Berchelt vs. Miura, Corrales vs. Castellanos & Smith Jr. vs. Barrera  
HBO serves up a tripleheader of hot ring action when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: MIGUEL BERCHELT VS. TAKASHI MIURA, JEZREEL CORRALES VS. ROBINSON CASTELLANOS AND JOE SMITH JR. VS. SULLIVAN BARRERA is seen SATURDAY, JULY 15 at 9:50 p.m. (ET/PT) from the renowned venue The Forum in Inglewood, Cal. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
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  On This Day: June 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Songkla, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam won a 12 round UD over Randy Mangubat to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Roger Mayweather won a 12 round SD over Harold Brazier to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Iran Barkley TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round to win the WBC Middleweight Title. "1988 Upset of the Year". Barkley cut badly and being outboxed, floored Hearns twice in the 3rd.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Ramzi Hassan to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1986, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Spinks TKO'd Jim MacDonald in the 8th round to retain the WBC,WBA,and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Alfonso Ratliff won a 12 round SD over Carlos DeLeon to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1981, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Luis Ibarra won a 15 round UD over Santos Lacier to regain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1970, Panama City, Panama:
Ismael Laguna TKO'd Guts Ishimatsu in the 13th round to retain the WBC and WBA Lightweight Titles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eleider Alvarez 174.5 vs. Jean Pascal 174.5

Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
Promoter: GYM


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

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


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

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino
Promoter: Halquist Productions


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

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


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

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

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

Venue: Belasco Theater
Promoter: Golden Boy


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Mr. Trillo,

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

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  Weights From England - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

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

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

Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
Promoter: Matchroom


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

Venue: Expo Obregon, Obregon, Sonora, Mexico


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

 

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr. Official Weigh-In
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  Weights From Boca Raton, FL  
Kanat Islam 153.8 - Norberto Gonzalez 154
Zhonkosh Turarov 150.8 - Gustavo Garibay 151
Mike Balogun 240 - Terrance Marbra 217.6
Zhang Zhilei 250.6 - Curtis Harper 244
Dagoberto Aguero 118 - Gustavo Molina 123.8

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

Promoter: Nelsons Promotions
Venue: Boca Raton Resort and Spa


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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  Weights From London - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Mark Robinson - SHOWTIME

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

Venue: Copper Box Arena, London
Promoter: Frank Warren


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Tuscaloosan To English Translator
 
By William Trillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Promoter: King's Promotions
Venue: SugarHouse Casino


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Chavez Jr. Escapes Under GGG vs. Canelo
"Bombs Away" Announcement
 
By William Trillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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