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  Shields vs. Habazin Fight Called Off  
The Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin WBO and WBC 154-pound world title fight has been called off following an altercation prior to Friday’s official weigh-in that resulted in an injury to Habazin’s trainer, James Ali Bashir. Without her chief second available for Saturday night, Habazin withdrew from the fight.
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  Eddie Murphy's Nephew Brandyn Lynch
Aims To Shine On Oct. 12 In California
 
Rising super welterweight Brandyn "Bad News" Lynch(9-10) returns to action next Saturday when he faces Bernard Thomas in Pico Rivera, California. The stakes have never been higher for Lynch as the vacant GBO super welterweight regional title will be on the line.
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  On This Day: Oct 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Rome, Italy:
Silvio Branco won a 10 round Decision over Ramdane Serdjane.
2002, Debrecen, Hungary:
Zsolt Erdei KO'd Jim Murray in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
Felix Sturm TKO'd Anton Lascek in the 3rd round.
Detroit, Michigan:
Mohamad Abdulaev TKO'd Juan Antonio Lopez in the 1st round.
Damian Fuller won an 8 round UD over Juan Polo Perez.
2001, Miami Beach, Florida:
Andre Purlette TKO'd Jeremy Bates in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO NABO Heavyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Thomas Tate TKO'd Omar Sheika in the 4th round to win the USBA Super Middleweight Title.
Charles Brewer won a 12 round UD over Fernando Zuniga to win the Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title.
1999, London, England:
Alain Bonnamie won on a DQ of Adrian Dodson (for biting) to win the Vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight Title.
1997, Tokyo, Japan:
Yong-Soo Choi retained his WBA Super Featherweight Title when fighting to a 12 round Draw with Takanori Hatakeyama.

  Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Unified middleweight world champion Claressa Shields and former world champion Ivana Habazin went face to face Thursday at the final press conference two days before they battle for the WBO and WBC 154-pound world titles live on SHOWTIME from Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Mich.
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  Dicaire vs. Suarez IBF World Super Welterweight Championship On Nov. 23 At The Videotron Center  
The Videotron Center in Quebec City will be the scene of another exceptional boxing event, which will be crowned by a world championship match featuring the darling of professional boxing in Quebec, undefeated Marie-Ève ​​Dicaire (16-0-0, 0 KOs).

The charismatic International Boxing Association (IBF) women’s super-welterweight World champion will defend her belt for the third time against the dangerous and experienced Ogleidis Suarez (29-3-1, 13 KOs), the IBF No. 2-rated contender from Venezuela.
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  On This Day: Oct 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, London, England:
Roman Karmazin TKO'd David Walker in the 3rd round to retain the EBU Light Middleweight Title.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Alex Vassilev in the 5th round.
Carl Froch Won an 8 round decision over Vage Kocharyan.
Tokyo, Japan:
Alexander Munoz won a 12 round UD over Hidenou Honda to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Veeraphol Sahaprom retained the WBC Bantamweight Title after fighting to a 12 round Draw with Toshiaki, Nishioka.
Los Angeles, California:
Erik Morales KO'd Guty Espadas Jr. in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Carlos Hernandez won a 10 round TD over Steve Forbes to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Daniel Reyes TKO'd Edgar Cardenas in the 6th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Pastrana to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney TKO'd Evander Holyfield in the 9th round.
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Gerardo Espinoza in the 8th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Diego Corrales in the 6th round.

  Golovkin vs. Derevyanchenko Final Press Conference  
Photo: Amanda Westcott - DAZN

Boxing’s pound-for-pound superstar attraction Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) from Karaganda, Kazakhstan and Brooklyn-based Ukrainian challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) gathered for the final press conference before their much-anticipated battle for the vacant IBF/IBO World Middleweight titles on Saturday, Oct. 5, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and streamed exclusively on DAZN. Golovkin, back in world title contention, is one of several highlights this fight season on DAZN – an entire fall featuring boxing’s biggest match-ups in one of the best schedules in boxing history.


  Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin
Detroit Media Workout Quotes
 
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Unified middleweight world champion Claressa Shields and former world champion Ivana Habazin showed off their skills at a media workout Wednesday before they go toe-to-toe this Saturday night in a showdown for the WBO and WBC 154-pound world titles live on SHOWTIME from Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Mich.
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  On This Day: Oct 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Augsburg, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Alexei Illin in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Eli Dixon in the 3rd round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Genaro Hernandez in the 8th round to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd John Kiser in the 8th round.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 1st round.
Caracas, Venezuela:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Genaro Rios in the 4th round to win the Vacant WBA Featherweight Title.
Mauricio Pastrana won a 12 round UD over Jose Bonilla to win the Interim WBA Flyweight Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid KO'd Jorge Vaca in the 1st round.
Zab Judah TKO'd James Salava in the 1st round.
Lawrence Clay Bey TKO'd Tony LaRosa in the 3rd round.

  Batyr Akhmedov Robbed In
Title Fight Against Mario Barrios
 
Immediately after the scores were announced for the WBA World Super Lightweight Title bout this past Saturday night between Batyr Akhmedov and Mario Barrios, a massive outpouring of boos from the huge Staples Center crowd combined with a blistering attack on the judges on social media from the press and fans occurred as the Uzbek star was robbed of victory by scores of 111-115 (Tim Cheatham), 111-116 (Jeremy Hayes) and 112-114 (Zachary Young). The bout took place on the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter Welterweight World Championship undercard and was telecast on Fox Sports PBC Pay-Per-View.
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  Featherweight Golden Contract
Tournament Kicks Off On ESPN+
 
It’s tournament time. The Golden Contract featherweight tournament, presented by MTK Global, will kick off Friday at London’s York Hall with 10-round quarterfinal bouts beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service.
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  Undefeated Super Featherweight Xavier Martinez
vs. Jessie Cris Rosales Headlines ShoBox Nov. 1
 
Undefeated super featherweight prospect Xavier Martinez returns to ShoBox: The New Generation for his second straight test on the series when he faces veteran Filipino Jessie Cris Rosales in the 10-round main event of a four-fight telecast on Friday, November 1 live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
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  Evan "Yung Holy" Holyfield Set To Make
Professional Debut On Canelo-Kovalev Undercard
 
Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, said, "Heading into our 42nd year in business, it's just wonderful to be able to debut Evan Holyfield on the biggest fight card of the year. His father, Evander, made his pro debut with Main Events on November 15, 1984 - almost exactly 35 years ago. I'm thrilled to have two generations from this family of incredible athletes under the Main Events' banner."
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  On This Day: Oct 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Syd Vanderpool in the 8th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Kasim Ouma won a 12 round UD over Verno Phillips to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko won a 5th round TD over DaVarryl Williamson.
Madison Sq Garden, New York:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Ricardo Mayorga in the 8th round to win the Vacant NABC Middleweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Wayne Martell in the 1st round.
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round SD over Beibis Mendoza.
Travis Simms won a 12 round UD over Bronco McCart.
Luis Collazo won a 10 round UD over Felix Flores.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Will Grigsby to win the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Willy Wise won a 10 round UD over Julio Cesar Chavez.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Mohammad Benguesmia.
1998, Warsaw, Poland:
Andrew Golota won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon.
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Rudolfo Lunsford in the 4th round.

  Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz II & Leo Santa Cruz
vs. Miguel Flores Press Conference Quotes
 
WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder and hard-hitting Cuban slugger Luis "King Kong" Ortiz went face to face on Saturday at a press conference to officially announce their highly anticipated rematch that headlines a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Saturday, November 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Elwin Soto To Defend WBO Light Flyweight World Title At Oct. 24 Edition Of Thursday Night Fights  
Elwin “La Pulga” Soto(15-1, 11 KOs) defends his WBO Light Flyweight World Title against Edward “The Heneral Fighting Heno” Heno (14-0-5, 5 KOs) in the 12-round main event of the October 24thedition of Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Casino’s Special Events Center.

Soto, 22, was virtually unknown until his controversial TKO victory against Angel “Tito” Acostato become a world champion last June at Fantasy Springs. The Mexicali, Mexico native demonstrated impressive power and explosiveness against one of the best fighters in his division. Now, Soto makes his first world title defense against a tough, undefeated challenger.
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  On This Day: Oct 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Michael Stewart in the 5th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title
Michael Gomez TKO'd Leva Kirakosyan in the 6th round to retain the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Reading, Pennsylvania:
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Eric Starr in the 2nd round.
2000, Phoenix, Arizona:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Alfredo Virgen in the 5th round
Diego Morales TKO'd Len Martinez in the 7th round
1999, Salem, New Hampshire:
Micky Ward TKO'd Reggie Green in the 10th round.
1996, Birmingham, England:
Robert McCracken won a 12 round decision over Fitzgerald Bruney to retain the Commonwealth Middleweight Title.
Kitakyushu, Japan:
Rosendo Alvarez KO'd Takashi Shiohama to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Heath Todd in the 6th round.
Glen Johnson TKO'd Jeff Johnson in the 5th round.
Robert Daniels won a 10 round Decision over Terry Ray.

  Staples Center Quips & Pix  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Errol Spence Jr. W SD 12 Shawn Porter
ERROL SPENCE

Spence: “It feels good to win. This is a lifetime dream. It shows hard work pays off. Thanks Shawn Porter, my whole team and all my Texas people for coming out.

SHAWN PORTER

Porter: "I’ve said this before, I’ve had a lot of experience in the boxing ring. Did you enjoy that fight?
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  Undefeated Chris Thomas Takes
On Roy King Oct. 5 In Delaware
 
Undefeated light heavyweight, Chris Thomas will be featured in the co-main event on a Dee Lee Promotions card when he takes on Roy King from Johnson City, Tennessee this Saturday night at the Hockessin PAL in Hockessin, Delaware

The 21-year-old "Sandman" has upped his resume to 13-0-1 with eight knockouts when he scored wins over Dennis Knifechief (12-8) and Joe Hughes (6-1). In his last fight that took place on July 20th in Hampton, New Hampshire, Thomas stopped Francisco Neto in 2:10 of the first round.
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  On This Day: Sept 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California:
Librado Andrade TKO'd Vitali Kopitko in the 2nd round.
Christian Cruz TKO'd Enrique Ornelas in the 9th round.
Jailson Dos Santos KO'd Rafael Ramon Ramirez in the 2nd round.
1997, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
Tony Marshall won a 12 round UD over Steve Martinez to win the NABF Light Middleweight Title.
Terrence Cauthen won a 6 round Decision over Eduardo Martinez.
Antwun Echols KO'd Billy Robertson in the 3rd round.
Alex Bunema KO'd Orlando Hollis in the 3rd round.
Roshii Wells TKO'd Dan Monegan in the 1st round.
1995, Hannover, Germany:
Ralf Rocchigiani won a 12 round UD over Marc Randazzo to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Managua, Nicaragua:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Adolfo Mendez.
Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Tony Thornton in the 3rd round.
Derrick Gainer KO'd Roberto Villareal in the 5th round.
Keith Mullings KO'd Dennis Ardley in the 6th round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Steve Robinson in the 8th round to win the WBO Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Makhmudov Scores Ninth KO In Nine Fights
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTREAL, Canada - The giant Arslanbek Makhmudov, a fighter of 6’6’’, 262 pounds, stayed undefeated in nine pro bouts (9-0-0) with a victory by TKO over the Mexican Julian Fernandez. Makhmudov won the NABF heavyweight North American champion Saturday afternoon at the Montreal Casino Cabaret. With this victory, Makhmudov won the NABF heavyweight North American championship.

A clear domination by Makhmudov in the first two rounds. He connected several power shots, but Fernandez (14-2-0) resisted to all the shots.
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  Undefeated Carlos Monroe Defends Title  
On Saturday, September 28 at Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, World Boxing Association Fedalatin Champion Carlos Monroe, in his biggest fight "to date," successfully defended former world title challenger Javier Francisco Maciel.

Carlos Monroe (17-0, 13 KOs) was born in Chicago and moved to Atlanta age 3. As an amateur he won NINE consecutive Georgia State Golden Gloves tournaments. He also was two-time Florida State Golden Gloves champion. “Every year I competed n the state Golden Gloves, I won,” stated Carlos. In the 2015 Olympic trials, even though Carlos won his final bout, he was unable to fight further due to a major cut from an accidental head butt.
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  On This Day: Sept 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Joe Morales in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Steve Forbes won a 12 round UD over John Brown to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Acelino Freitas won a 10 round UD over Alfred Kotey.
New York, New York:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Felix Trinidad in the 12 the round.
Byron Mitchell won a 12 round SD over Manny Siaca to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Nelson Dieppa won a 12 round UD over Fahlan Sakkreerin to Retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Zolani Petelo in the 8th round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin won a 10 round MD over Danny Romero.
Tacoma, Washington:
Joan Guzman won a 12 round UD over Edel Ruiz to retain the WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Makhmudov Hopes To See His Name In The
Top 10 Of The International Boxing Ratings
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — In few hours. the Montrealer heavyweight Russian Arlansbek Makhmudov, a giant of 6’6’’ with 262 pounds of muscles, will have the most important bout of his pro boxing career. Saturday afternoon in the ring of the Montreal Casino Cabaret, Makhmudov will be involved in a NABF North American championship (10 rounds). Makhmudov (8-0-0) will face the Mexican Julian Fernandez (14-1-0) in this North American championship.
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  Dawson Faces Grachev Oct. 11
For Light Heavyweight Title
 
Less than four months removed from his highly-anticipated return to professional boxing, former two-time world champion and pound-for-pound king “Bad” Chad Dawson steps back into the ring for yet another shot at championship glory.

Dawson (35-9, 19 KOs) returns to his home state Friday, October 11, 2019 to headline the first event of CES Boxing’s UFC FIGHT PASS® winter tripleheader at the Connecticut Convention Center. The New Haven, CT, resident faces hard-hitting Russian challenger Denis Grachev (19-8-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight Title in the eight-round main event.
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  Williams vs. Wiggins Headlines "Broadway
Boxing At The Pope" Oct. 24 In Brooklyn, NY
 
DiBella Entertainment's acclaimed Broadway Boxing series returns to Brooklyn, NY, on Thursday, October 24, at the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex on the campus of St. Francis College. The 110th edition of the long-running Broadway Boxing series will be live streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance.
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  On This Day: Sept 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton retained his WBU Light Welterweight Title when Stephen Smith was DQ'd in the 2nd round when his trainer ran into the ring to protest a cut caused by an apparent elbow.
2001, Ensenada, Mexico:
Roberto Leyva and Miguel Barrera fought to a 3 round TD Draw, Leyva retained his IBF Minimumweight Title.
Ivan Hernandez TKO'd Victor Hernandez in the 7th round.
Humberto Soto TKO'd Hector Guzman in the 5th round.
San Francisco, California:
Leonard Dorin won a 10 round UD over Emanuel Augustus.
Brian Viloria TKO'd Kenny Berrios in the 4th round.
1996, Prachuobkirikan, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Oscar Andrade in the 5th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Ft Worth, Texas:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez to retain the NABF Bantamweight Title.
Genaro Hernandez won a 10 UD over Antonio Hernandez.
Daniel Santos TKO'd Andre Hawthorne in the 1st round.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Butler Wins By KO In 38 Seconds
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer middleweight Steven Butler promised to his fans to beat the Mexican Paul Valenzuela Jr. by KO or TKO. Thursday evening in the ring of the ring of the Montreal Casino Cabaret, he kept his promise. Butler (28-1-1) beat Valenzuela (24-9–0) by KO in the first round, with a superb power shot to the head. Butler won the bout with only 38 seconds of action.
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  Richard Commey "More Than Ready" For
Teofimo Lopez Dec. 14 At Madison Square Garden
 
On December 14, Madison Square Garden, the Mecca of Boxing, will once again play host to one of the most highly anticipated fights in boxing as IBF Lightweight World Champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, makes the second defense of his title against #1-ranked mandatory challenger Teofimo Lopez (14-0, 11 KOs), also of Brooklyn, NY. The 12-round clash will be broadcast live on ESPN.
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  Spence vs. Porter PPV Undercard &
FS1 Prelims Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Fighters competing in FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View and Prelims on FS1 and FOX Deportes action went face-to-face Thursday at a final press conference before they compete in action this Saturday, September 28 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

The pay-per-view begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by the highly-anticipated welterweight title unification between IBF Champion Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. and WBC Champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter. Facing off Thursday and entering the ring in pay-per-view action were Mario "El Azteca" Barrios and Batyr Akhmedov, who compete for the vacant WBA Super Lightweight Title, and all-action veteran contenders Josesito "The Riverside Rocky" Lopez and John Molina Jr., who meet in a welterweight attraction.
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  Bivol Defends WBA World Title
Against Castillo In Chicago Oct. 12
 
Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA World Light-Heavyweight title against Lenin Castillo at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Saturday October 12, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Bivol (16-0 11 KOs) defends the strap for the sixth time in the Windy City, returning to the ring following a successful defense of the belt in upstate New York in March where the Russian saw off the spirited challenge of Joe Smith Jr.
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  On This Day: Sept 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Barranquilla, Columbia:
Irene Pacheco TKO'd Damaen Kelly in the 7th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
Ivan Hernandez won a 12 round UD over Miguel Angel Suarez to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Torres won a 10 round UD over Facundo Tolosa.
Men Arena, Manchester, England:
Michael Jennings TKO'd Sammy Smith in the 4th round to retain the WBU International Welterweight Title.
Junior Witter KO'd Fred Kinuthia in the 2nd round to win the Commonwealth Light Welterweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Aldo Rios in the 9th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
2002, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Danny Romero in the 4th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.
1996, Chester, West Virginia:
Roberto Duran TKO'd Mike Culbert in the 6th round.
Paul Spadafora TKO'd Jeff Whaley in the 2nd round.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Steven Butler: "I Will Knock Valenzuela Out
Or I Will Stop Him Before The 10th Round"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The WBC Continental middleweight champion, the Montrealer Steven Butler, and the Mexican Paul Valenzuela Jr. will be featured in the main event (10 rounds) of the boxing show presented by the promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of Tiger Management Group, Thursday evening at the Montreal Casino Cabaret.

Butler (27-1-1) is ranked fourth contender by the WBC and eight by the IBF in the 160 pounds division. He really hopes to fight in the boxing major leagues in the Months to come.
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  Andrew Cancio Prepares For World
Title Defense Against Rene Alvarado
 
Although preparing for his second world title defense against Rene Alvarado in November, ‘Amazing’ Andrew Cancio allowed himself some time to gather his thoughts on the 130lb. division and what his next year could look like. Cancio is currently training in Ventura, CA under the watchful eyes of co-trainers Joseph ‘Hoss’ Janik and Mario Aguiniga in addition to working full-time for the Southern California Gas Company, a job he has held for over seven years.
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  Golden Boy & Facebook Announce The Launch
Of A Four-Event Mexican Boxing Series
 
Golden Boy, the leading media and entertainment brand, has expanded its partnership with Facebook to bring boxing aficionados new content streamed live from Mexico on Facebook Watch. Both brands are looking to replicate the success of Golden Boy's Facebook Watch broadcasts in the United States, while providing a platform for up-and-coming talent to gain popularity among aficionados worldwide.
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  On This Day: Sept 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Reading, Berkshire, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Michael Sprott in the 5th round to win the British Heavyweight Title and Retain the Commonwealth Heavyweight Title.
David Haye TKO'd Lolenga Mock in the 4th round.
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia:
Chris John won a 12 round SD over Oscar Leon to win the WBA (Interim) Featherweight Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 10 round UD over Carlos Contreras.
1998, Uncasville, Connecticut:
In a Snoozer-Lennox Lewis bored Zeljko Mavrovic (and any audience) to near death while retaining. the WBC Heavyweight Title.
This bout received the BC Bob "BFOTY" 1998 (Boring Fight of the Year).
David Tua TKO'd Eric Curry in the 1st round.
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Jaime Ocegueda in the 3rd round to retain the WBO NABO Light Welterweight Title.
Julio Gonzalez won a 6 round MD over Charles Davis.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Pedro Javier Torres in the 4th round.

  Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin
Miami Media Workout Quotes
 
Undisputed Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields participated in a media workout in Miami on Tuesday in preparation for her upcoming showdown with Ivana Habazin next Saturday, October 5 live on SHOWTIME from Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Michigan.

Shields will look to become the fastest fighter in history, male or female, to win world titles in three divisions when she faces Habazin for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title in the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION in her hometown of Flint.
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  Collazo vs. Abdukakhorov Co-Feature Set For Beterbiev vs. Gvozdyk Card In Philadelphia Oct. 18  
A high-stakes welterweight co-feature will set the stage for the can’t-miss light heavyweight unification bout between IBF champion Artur Beterbiev and WBC champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk Friday, October 18 at the Liacouras Center.

Former world champion Luis Collazo will take on IBF No. 1 contender Kudratillo “The Punisher” Abdukakhorov in a 10-rounder with potential world title implications.
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  Oleksandr Usyk: "I’ve Been Preparing
For Heavyweight All My Career"
 
Oleksandr Usyk is closing in on a Heavyweight debut that he’s been preparing for since his amateur days as he faces Tyrone Spong at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Saturday October 12, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Usyk (16-0 12 KOs) has made the move to Heavyweight after dominating at Cruiserweight, ending his spell at 200lbs as the undisputed king with a phenomenal run of victories in his opponents’ backyard against Marco Huck, Mairis Breidis, Murat Gassiev and Tony Bellew.
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  On This Day: Sept 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Memphis, Tennessee:
Glen Johnson TKO'd Roy Jones In the 9th round to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1999, Temecula, California:
Shane Mosley KO'd Wilfredo River in the 10th round in his first fight up at Welterweight.
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany:
Wladimir Klitschko TKO's Axel Shultz in the 8th round. Shultz retired for 7 years after this bout.
San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO's Giovanni Duran in the 4th round.
1993, Poughkeepsie, New York:
Tracy Harris Paterson TKO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1937, New York City, New York:
Jersey Joe Walcott TKO'd Elmer Rey in the 3rd round.

  Lightweight Prospect Michel Rivera Returns Confiscated Purse Money To Courageous
Opponent After Stoppage Victory
 
An unusual feel-good story is coming out of Dominican lightweight Michel “La Zarza” Rivera’s fifth-round stoppage of California veteran Jose Luis Gallegos on PBC On Fox last Saturday night at the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield.

At the pre-fight weigh-in the day before the fight, Rivera (17-0, 11 KO) made weight, but Gallegos (16-8, 12 KO) came in slightly over the contracted weight of 136. Under California rules, he had two hours to make weight. He was not able to and faced a total fine of $1600 from his purse, half of which went to the commission and half to Rivera.
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  Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin
International Teleconference Transcript
 
Dmitriy Salita: Thank you. I'd like to welcome all the media. We have a great night of action coming up on Saturday, October 5 live on SHOWTIME from the Dort Federal Event Center, Flint, Michigan, beginning at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT, Claressa Shields versus Ivana Habazin will headline a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION
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  Erickson Lubin Battles Terrell Gausha
In WBC Title Eliminator Oct. 26
 
Top super welterweight contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin returns to take on former world title challenger and U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in a 12-round WBC title eliminator on Saturday, October 26 live on SHOWTIME from Santander Arena in Reading, Pa., in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: Sept 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Damon Hague in the 1st round to win the Vacant British Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Yokohama, Japan:
Masamori Tokuyama won a 12 round UD over Gerry Penalosa to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Washington, DC:
Keith Holmes won a 12 round UD over Andrew Council to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
William Joppy TKO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 7th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Demarcus Corley won a 12 round SD over Ener Julio to win the USBA Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Wembley, London, England:
Oliver McCall TKO'd Lennox Lewis in the 2nd round to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Corrie Sanders won an 8 round decision over Garing Lane.
Kanchanaburi, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit won a 12 round UD over Yong Kang Kim to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Kevin Kelley TKO'd Jose Vida Ramos in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.

  Undefeated Heavyweight Destroyer Daniel Dubois To Face Fellow Unbeaten Ebenezer Tetteh This Fri.  
Great Britain’s unbeaten heavyweight destroyer, Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois, will take the next step in his career when he faces off against fellow unbeaten Ebenezer Tetteh in a 12-round showdown for the vacant Commonwealth title Friday at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, Dubois-Tetteh and select undercard bouts will stream live and exclusively in the United States beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service.
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  Keith Hunter Now Ranked WBA #12 Ready
To Face The Elite In 140-Pound Division
 
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super lightweight, Keith "The Bounty" Hunter (11-0, 7 KOs), now ranked WBA #12, is ready to face anyone in the top ten of the 140-pound division as he enters contender status.

Hunter who recently out boxed Cameron Kreal (16-14-3, 4 KOs) by a wide decision, a fighter who despite his record not looking the best, was a heavily avoided fighter. In his previous fight before that, Hunter defeated, Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (11-2-1, 5 KOs) by split decision. Both wins come on his opponents home turf. Hunter has continuously looked to fight the best and is creating momentum organically through each performance.
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  World-Class Russians Salamov, Idigov & Davtaev Successfully Defend Championships In Grozny  
Last Thursday night, September 19, at the Uvais Akhtaev Sports Palace in Grozny, Russia, WBO #4-, IBF #6- and WBA #10-rated light heavyweight Umar Salamov successfully defended his WBO International Championship with an impressive TKO 3 over Ghana’s Emmanuel Danso.

Fighting in front of his hometown fans, Salamov (24-1, 18 KOs) was too much for the shorter Danso (now 31-5, 28 KOs) and dropped him three times with perfectly timed right hands in round three. The fight was waved off at 2:44.
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  On This Day: Sept 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
James Toney won a 12 round UD over Rydell Booker to win the Vacant WBC Continental America's Heavyweight Title.
2000, Rama, Ontario, Canada:
Harry Simon won a 12 round MD over Rodney Jones to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Carlos Rios in the 9th round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Bethnal Green, London, England:
Glen Johnson TKO's Toks Owoh in the 6th round to win the IBF Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Giuseppe Lauri in the 5th round to win the WBA International Light Welterweight Title.
1999, Rama, Ontario, Canada:
Fitz Vanderpool won a 12 round UD over Bryon Mackie to win the WBF Light Middleweight Title.
1995, Sacramento, California:
Manuel Medina won a 12 round SD over Alejandro Gonzalez to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
Oscar Larrios KO'd Manuel Ramirez in the 3rd round.
1983, Richfield, Ohio:
Gerrie Coetzee KO'd Michael Dokes in the 10th round to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd James Tillis in the 1st round to win the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.

  Petr Petrov Scores Second Round Stoppage  
Photos: Chris Suchánek

Lightweight contender Petr Petrov (41-6-2, 22 KOs) disposed of the overmatched Dedrick Bell (23-31-1, 11 KOs) in two rounds during Thompson Boxing's "Locked n' Loaded" main event on Friday night.

Petrov jumped on Bell from the outset, punching him into the ropes and peppering him with left hooks to the body. Bell did his best to work himself out of trouble, but Petrov was far too skilled for the Tennessee native.
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  Star Boxing's "Rockin' Fights" Electrifies
The Paramount Once Again
 
Star Boxing's "Rockin' Fights" has been a staple in the New York boxing scene since its inception in 2011. Eight years later, the acclaimed fight series is continuing to thrive, proven by last night's electric atmosphere, and thrilling fights.

In the main event, TYRONE "PRETTY BOY" JAMES (Elmont, NY now 11-0 8KO's) brought the fight to the Oklahoma native, DENNIS "THE PAWNEE EXPRESS" KNIFECHIEF (Shawnee, OK now 12-11-1 5KO's) in the scheduled 8-round super welterweight bout. James wasted no time in taking control of the fought, as just five punches into the first round, he dropped Knifechief with a three-punch combination. To Knifechief's credit, he got off the canvas, and continued to fight. However, the next four rounds would be more of the same, as James lived up to his promise of showing flash, speed and power. Finally, 28 seconds into the fifth round, referee Tony Chiarantano had seen enough and stopped the action.
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  On This Day: Sept 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Table Mountain Casino, Friant, California:
Lou Savarese TKO'd Tim Witherspoon in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBO Inter-Continenal Heavyweight Title.
2001, Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas KO'd Jose Flores in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Vivian Harris won a 10 round SD over Jose Luis Juarez.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Tyler Hughes in the 3rd round.
1998, Tokyo, Japan:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Koji Matsumoto in the 10th round. Norwood failed to make the 126 lb weight and was stripped of the WBA Featherweight Title.
MSG Theater, New York:
Angel Manfredy won a 12 round UD over John Brown to retain the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Shane Mosley TKO'd Eduardo Morales in the 5th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1990, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round UD over Jorge Paez to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  Thomas Mattice Upsets Michael Dutchover
By TKO After Cut Ends Fight In Eighth Round
 
Photos: Credit Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

ShoBox: The New Generation veteran Thomas Mattice upset previously undefeated lightweight prospect Michael Dutchover after an eighth-round cut caused by a Mattice punch ended the fight in his favor by technical knockdown in front of an enthusiastic crowd at La Hacienda Events Center in Dutchover’s hometown of Midland, Texas, on SHOWTIME.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lafrenière Wins By TKO To Become
Middleweight Canadian Champion
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Francis Lafrenière promised to his fans to become middleweight Canadian champion, and he did it. Friday evening in the ring of the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre in Montréal (beside the Olympic stadium), Lafrenière (20-7-2) beat the Montrealer Francesco Cotroni (12-12-0) by TKO in the fifth round.

Lafrenière took his revenge in this fight. In 2012 in a four rounders, Cotroni beat Lafrenière by unanimous decision. Lafrenière never forgot that sad moment and he promised to his fans to take his revenge.
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  Weights From Mexico - Facebook  
Joseph “Jojo” Díaz 130 vs. Jesús “Escopeta” Cuadro 128.6
(WBA Gold Super Featherweight Title)
Leonardo Baez 121.2 vs. Edixon Perez 121.6
Angel Beltran 147.6 vs. Dilan Loza 147.6
Jan Salvatierra 110.8 vs. Juan Borja 111

Venue: Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Billy Joe Saunders Defends WBO Super
Middleweight Crown In LA On Nov. 9
 
Billy Joe Saunders will make his long-awaited US debut when he defends his WBO Super-Middleweight World title for the first time on the blockbuster KSI vs. Logan Paul 2 show at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday November 9, live on DAZN.
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  Undefeated Welterweight Jaron Ennis
To Face Demian Daniel Fernandez Oct. 5
 
Undefeated welterweight prospect Jaron Ennis will face Demian Daniel Fernandez in his return to national television on Saturday, October 5 live on SHOWTIME.

The highly touted Ennis (23-0, 21 KOs) will fight on TV for the first time in nearly a year against once-beaten Argentinian Fernandez (12-1, 5 KOs) in a 10-round co-featured bout on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION beginning live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Dort Federal Events Center in Flint, Mich.
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  On This Day: Sept 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Essex, England:
Steve Molitor won a 12 round decision over Nicky Booth to win the Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Chris Eubank TKO'd Michael Watson in the 12th round to win the WBO Super Middleweight Title. This was the bout in which Michael Watson suffered injuries that left him permanent partial Paralysis.
Indio, California:
Orlando Canizales won a 12 round UD over Fernie Morales to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1989, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Eric Chavez KO'd Nico Thomas in the 5th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1985, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Spinks won a 15 round UD over Larry Holmes to win the IBF Heavyweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round UD over Dwight Pratchett to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Bernard Benton won a 12 round UD over Alfonso Ratliff to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1974, Rome, Italy:
Perico Fernandez won a 15 round SD over Lion Furuyama to win the Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lafrenière & Cotroni Confident To Win This Rematch
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealers Francis Lafrenière and Francesco Cotroni will get his rematch Friday evening at the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre in Montréal, in the main event of a boxing show organized by the promoter Yvon Michel, from the GYM Group. In 2012, in a four rounder, Cotroni beat Lafrenière by unanimous decision.
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  Cloutier's Canada Report
Abe Pervin Passes
 
By Daniel Cloiutier
MONTRÉAL - The oldest boxing trainer in Montréal, the Montrealer Jewish Abe Pervin, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 100 years.

Abe Pervin was the trainer of several boxeurs in Montréal, including Donato Paduano and Jean-Claude Leclair. For a year, he could not go the Olympic GYM, because he was too sick. He was very popular in the Montréal boxing circle. He was a very friendly person.


  Weights From Midland, Texas - ShoBox  
Michael Dutchover 134.25 vs. Thomas Mattice 134.25
Ruben Villa 125.25 vs. Enrique Vivas 126
Brandun Lee 142 vs. Milton Arauz 142

Venue: La Hacienda Event Center in Midland, Texas
Promoter: Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing


  Weights From Ontario, Ca. - Facebook  
Petr Petrov 136.9 vs. Dedrick Bell 137.9
Mario Hernandez 114.5 vs. Jesse Ruiz 114.4
Isaac Zarate 126.9 vs. Roberto Meza 127
Anthony Chavez 126 vs. Aleem Jumakhonov 125
Arnold Dinong 128.8 vs. Prisco Marquez 132

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Weights From Las Vegas  
Lionell Thompson 173 vs. Scott Sigmon 172.4
Cameron Krael 144 vs. Gabriel Duluc 145.6
Malik Hawkins 144.8 vs. Al Rivera 143.6
Maurice Lee 144.6 vs. Dakota Linger 144.2
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov 145.6 vs. Andre Byrd 146
Lanell Bellows 170 vs. Mike Snider 167.4
Rock Myrthill 141.2 vs. Jonathan Steele 142.2

Venue: Cannery Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  On This Day: Sept 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Alejandro Garcia TKO'd Rhoshii Wells in the 10th round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Fres Oquendo to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1997, Aachen, Germany:
Lou Del Valle TKO'd Eddy Smulders in the 8th round to win the Vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Miami, Florida:
David Tua KO'd Darroll Wilson in the 1st round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Wilfredo Rivera to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Diosbelys Hurtado won an 8 round decision over Ed Pollard.
Zab Judah TKO'd Michael Johnson in the 2nd round.
Randall Bailey TKO'd Chris Yslas in the 1st round.
Joel Casamayor KO'd David Chamendis in the 1st round.
1994, Washington DC:
Darryl Tyson TKO'd Reggie Green in the 12th round to win the Vacant NABF Light Welterweight Title.
William Joppy KO'd Tony Cartell in the 2nd round.
Derrick Gainer won a 6 round UD over Darren McGrew.

  Canelo Alvarez Vs. Sergey Kovalev
Los Angeles Press Conference Quotes
 
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico and Russian warrior Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) hosted a press conference today at Union Station in Los Angeles, Calif. to formally announce their 12-round fight for the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live on DAZN. Below is what today's participants had to say at the presser.
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  Shawn Porter, Anthony Dirrell & Robert Guerrero
Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes
 
WBC Welterweight Champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter, WBC Super Middleweight Champion Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell and former three-time world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero hosted a media workout in Las Vegas Wednesday as they near their respective showdowns taking place Saturday, September 28 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
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  Michael Dutchover & Ruben Villa
Training Camp Notes
 
Undefeated prospects Michael Dutchover and Ruben Villa talked training camp and upcoming matchups in advance of this Friday's ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader live on SHOWTIME (10:30 ET / PT) from La Hacienda Event Center in Midland, Texas.

Fighting in front of his hometown fans for the first time as a professional, the fast-rising Texan Dutchover (13-0, 10 KOs) returns for his second consecutive test on ShoBox after making an impressive debut in May with a first-round knockout. The 21-year-old prospect will face his toughest test to date in ShoBox veteran Thomas Mattice (14-1-1, 10 KOs), a fearless five-year pro that has displayed promising boxing skills in previous appearances on the developmental prospect series.
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  Q&A With Fast-Rising Undefeated
Welterweight Prospect Brandun Lee
 
Undefeated welterweight prospect Brandun Lee has finished an abbreviated training camp as he travels to Midland, Texas where he will make his television debut against Nicaraguan Milton Arauz in the eight-round opening bout of a three-fight ShoBox: The New Generation telecast on Friday, September 20 live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) from La Hacienda Event Center.
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  On This Day: Sept 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Oberhausen, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski KO'd Mark Prince in the 8th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Steve Pannell in the 2nd round.
Ricky Hatton KO'd Pascal Montulet in the 2nd round.
Atlanta, Georgia:
Evander Holyfield won a 12 round UD over Vaughn Bean to Retain the WBA and IBF Heavyweight Title.
Robert Allen TKO'd Abdullah Ramadan in the 1st round to win the IBF (Interim) Middleweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Jerry Ballard in the 4th round.
1993, Bangkok, Thailand:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Toto Pongsawang in the 11th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1992, Glasgow, Scotland:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Tony Thornton to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Pat Clinton won a 12 round UD over Danny Porter to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.

 

Mykal Fox W UD 10 Eudy Bernardo Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Courtney Pennington W UD 8 Erik Spring
Nicolas Hernandez W UD 8 Terrance Williams
Martino Jules KO 3 Michael Stoute
Kashon Hutchinson W UD 6 Rasheed Johnson
Brandon Mullins W UD 4 Brent Oren
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  Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin Non-
Televised Undercard Announced For Oct. 5
 
An all-Detroit shootout and an appearance by an exciting and popular international female fighter will highlight the non-televised undercard of the Saturday, October 5 event at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Mich., that is headlined by the Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin 154-pound title fight live on SHOWTIME.
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  Takam, Laureano & Rivera
Dominate At Catskills Clash II
 
The sold-out crowd piled in to the Resorts World Catskills Epicenter on Saturday night, with much excitement over the US debut of top rated heavyweight CARLOS TAKAM (now 37-5-1 28KO's), and the title defenses of two top-rated New England prospects, ABO America's Super Lightweight champion, "ACTION" ANTHONY LAUREANO (now 12-0 4KO's), and ABO America's Cruiserweight champion, RICHIE "POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN" RIVERA (now 13-0 10KO's).
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  On This Day: Sept 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins KO'd Oscar De La Hoya in the 9th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles and win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Orlando Salido to retain the WBA and IBF Featherweight Titles.
Kofi Jantuah KO'd Marco Antonio Rubio in the 1st round of a WBO Light Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Carlton Holland.
Almazbek Raiymkulov TKO'd Jose Luis Karass in the 2nd round.
1999, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round MD over Oscar De La Hoya to unify the IBF and WBC Welterweight Titles.
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Sione Asipeli to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Vasiliy Jirov KO'd Dale Brown in the 10th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Larry Barnes in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 8th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.

  Munguia Savors "El Grito" Victory  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Mexican champion Jamie Munguia (34-0, 26 KO’s) defended his WBO World Super Welterweight Title for the fifth time with an outstanding performance over Ghana’s Patrick Allotey (40-4, 30 KO’s). After a previous sluggish performance in his last fight Munguia was back in form overpowering Allotey beginning with a beltline hook that Allotey claimed was a low blow and dropped to a knee.
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  Mykal Fox Continues Winning Ways
With Shutout Over Bernardo In Bethlehem
 
WBA number-15 ranked junior welterweight contender Mykal Fox kept on the path towards a major fight with a 10-round unanimous decision over Eudy Bernardo in the main event of an exciting nine-bout card at The Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

Fox of Forestville, Maryland used his height and reach to start off the bout by keeping Bernardo at the end of his punches. As each round progressed, Fox moved closer and started landing solid four and five punch combinations that eventually started to make the normally forward charging Bernardo moving backwards towards the corner and ropes. Fox showed his class and superior skills that has him now being mentioned for deserved opportunities against the bigger names in the junior welterweight division, as he won by shutout tallies of 100-90 on all cards.
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  On This Day: Sept 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Detroit, Michigan:
Steve Forbes won a 12 round UD over David Santos to win the USBA Super Featherweight Title.
St Louis, Missouri:
Cory Spinks TKO'd Jorge Vaca in the 7th round to win the WBO NABO Welterweight Title.
1999, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand:
Medgoen Singsurat KO'd Manny Pacquiao to win the WBC Flyweight Title.
1995, Nongthaburi, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round SD over Daorung Chuvatana to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1994, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Surachai Saengmorakot in the 1st round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Vincent Pettway KO'd Gianfranco Rosi in the 4th round to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Gabe Ruelas won a 12 round UD over Jesse James Leija to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Meldrick Taylor in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Frankie Randall won a 12 round UD over Juan Martin Coggi to win the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Luis Ramon Campas in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Hindsight Is 20/20
 
By William Trillo
The overwhelming mantra of the media in attendance in Carson, California Saturday night which included yours truly went as follows, and I quote, “I wish I would have gone to Las Vegas.”

The reason was simple. The entire card in Carson basically fell apart at the seams days before the scheduled event. The fights that were salvaged were far from stellar. In the meantime the “Sin City” card was full of thrills and spills o’plenty.
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Tyson Fury W UD 12 Otto Wallin Photo Gallery
Photos: Petra Jezkova

 

Including:
Jose Zepeda W UD 10 Jose Pedraza
Carlos Cuadras W MD 10 Jose Maria Cardenas
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Devin Haney RTD 4 Zaur Abdullaev Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Amanda Serrano W UD 10 Heather Hardy
Michael Hunter W UD 12 Sergiy Kuzmin
Daniyar Yeleussinov TKO 1 Reshard Hicks
Murodjon Akmadeliev TKO 4 Wilner Ferrer
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  On This Day: Sept 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
William Joppy won a 12 round UD over Hacine Cherifi to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Felix Flores to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Radford Beasley in the 12th round to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1997, Nashville, Tennessee:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round UD over Angel Almena to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Terry Norris TKO'd David Gonzalez in the 9th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round UD over David Kamau to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell KO'd Terron Millet in the 1st round.

  Tyson Fury On Fire With Decision Over Otto Wallin  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Tyson Fury overcame a terrible cut and a stiff challenge from Otto Wallin to successfully defend his lineal heavyweight title via unanimous decision (116-112, 117-111, 118-110) in front of 8,249 fans at T-Mobile Arena Saturday evening.

Fury, cut from a punch in the third round, survived some anxious moments and rebounded to take control of the bout.
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  El Bandera Roja –
The Road To Redemption Has One Final Challenge
 
By Idongesit Obong
“David Benavidez has become the youngest fighter to win a world super-middleweight title, claiming the vacant WBC belt aged 20 years and nine months” read the headline in BBC sports on the 9th of September 2017. He captured the WBC Super Middleweight title at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Paradise Nevada defeating Ronald Gavril via split decision. It was a night of many firsts: In his first Super middleweight title bout, first fight outside of Mexico or his US home state of Arizona, Benavidez became the youngest middleweight champion ever.
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  On This Day: Sept 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd John Bailey in the 5th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Anthony Farnell KO'd Lee Blundell in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Title.
Scott Harrison TKO'd Gary Thornhill in the 5th round to retain the Commonwealth British Empire Featherweight Title.
Telde Gran Canaria, Spain:
Khalid Rahilou TKO'd Ferenc Szakallas in the 1st round to win the WBA International Light Welterweight Title.
2000, Denver, Colorado:
Jose Luis Castillo and Stevie Johnston fought to a 12 round Draw and Castillo retained the WBC Lightweight title. Johnston was originally declared the winner but a mistake was discovered on a scorecard. Castillo was notified when Johnston showed up at his dressing room to give back his belt.
1998, Sao Paulo, Brazil:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Francisco Tomas Da Cruz in the 2nd round to retain the Brazilian Lightweight Title.
1990, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dave McAuley won a 12 round UD over Rodolfo Blanco to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Ryan Garcia Turns Down Another Replacement Fight
 
By William Trillo
Spin it any way your little Instagram follower heart desires, Ryan Garcia is not ready for a challenge of any kind. After his fight with the never before heard of Avery (Hits Like A) Sparrow fell apart Garcia was offered up Romero Duno. Garcia has been barking how badly he wants that fight but quickly took a pass on the fight that could have easily been made.
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  Brilliant Haney Dismantles Abdullaev In New York  
Photos: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA

Devin Haney produced a scintillating display in dismantling Zaur Abdullaev in four rounds to land become the interim WBC World Lightweight champion at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Haney (23-0 15 KOs) promised to dazzle in the biggest night of his career and first in the Big Apple, and the Las Vegas sensation backed up every word against the dangerous unbeaten Russian, showing every weapon in his arsenal over four rounds before Abdullaev’s corner pulled their man out, with the Russian suffering a suspected broken eye-socket from a crunching right hook.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
Photo: Petra Jezkova

Tyson Fury 254.4 vs. Otto Wallin 236
Emanuel Navarrete 121.8 vs. Juan Miguel Elorde 121.2
Jose Pedraza 139.5 vs. Jose Zepeda 139.4
Carlos Cuadras 115.6 vs. Jose Maria Cardenas 115.2
Gabriel Flores, Jr. 132.6 vs. Miguel Angel Aispuro 132.6
Isaac Lowe 127.4 vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez 127.2
Iskander Kharsan 122.4 vs. Isidro Ochoa 122
Felix Valera 176 vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 175.4
Guido Vianello 240 vs. Cassius Anderson 244.2
Abram Martinez 142 vs. Kevin Johnson 142.2

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Carson, Ca. - DAZN  
Jaime Munguia 154 vs. Patrick Allotey 153
(WBO Jr. Middleweight Title)
Ryan Garcia 135 vs. Avery Sparrow (no show)
Update: Sparrow was arrested earlier in the day by federal authorities on an outstanding charge. Garcia-Sparrow is off and DAZN says there will be no late sub for Kingry.

Franchon Crews Dezurn 167.6 vs. Maricela Cornejo 166.8
Romero Duno 135 vs. Ivan Delgado 139.6
Joselito Velazquez 113 vs. Francisco Bonilla 112.2
Rafael Gramajo 132.2 vs. Daniel Olea 128.4
Jorge Padron 134.6 vs. Alejandro Reyes 134.2
Diego Pacheco 168 vs. Terry Fernandez 165.8

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Bethlehem, Pennsylvania  
Mykal Fox 141.8 vs. Eudy Bernardo 141.3
Erik Spring 154.3 vs. Courtney Pennington 152.5
Nicholas Hernandez 154.5 vs.Terrance Williams 154
Martino Jules 126.9 vs. Michael Stoute 125.7
Jonathan Torres 118.6 vs. Kaylin Waites 116.6
Brandon Mullins 159.9 vs. Brent Oren 157.7
Rasheed Johnson 145.9 vs. Kashin Hutchinson 143.9
Khainell Wheeler 167.3 vs. Juan Zapata 167
Jose Lopez 115.7 vs. Jerrod Miner 117.6

Venue: Wind Creek Bethlehem Event Center
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  Weights From NY  
Carlos Takam 253.8 vs. Craig Lewis 244
“Action” Anthony Laureano 140.8 vs. Brian “Sweet” Jones 142
Richie “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera 179.4 vs. Israel Duffus 179.6
Boubacar Sylla 147 vs. Jermaine Corley 146.8
Bryant “The Punisher” Costello 155.2 vs. Anthony Everette 155.4

Venue: Resorts World Catskills, Monticello, NY
Promoter: Star Boxing


  On This Day: Sept 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Muhammad Rachman won a 12 round SD over Daniel Reyes to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
2002, Brauschweig, Germany:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over Stefano Zoff to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO'd Richard Hall in the 10th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Nate Campbell KO'd Daniel Alicea in the 3rd round to win the NABF and NABA Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Fernando Vargas in the 11th round to win the WBC and WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Miguel Cotto won a 10 round UD over John Brown.
1996, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Jan Bergman in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Inglewood, California:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Jesse Magana to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Kennedy McKinney won a 10 round SD over Nestor Lopez.

  Canelo Alvarez To Challenge Sergey Kovalev For The WBO Light Heavyweight World Title Nov. 2 At MGM  
Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2, 34 KOs), the face of boxing and the king of the middleweight division, will take on a new challenge as he moves into the 175-pound weight class in a 12-round bout against champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (34-3-1, 28 KOs) for the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be streamed exclusively live on DAZN in all of its nine markets, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan.
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  Navarrete Ready For Mexican Independence Day Weekend Title Defense  
Two days before lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury takes the mantle of Mexican Independence Day Weekend headliner against Otto Wallin, the co-feature bouts took center stage at a press conference.

Emanuel Navarrete will make the third defense of this WBO junior featherweight title against Juan Miguel Elorde, grandson of the late Filipino boxing icon "Flash" Elorde. Navarrete last fought August 17, knocking out Francisco De Vaca in the third round.
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  Weights From New York - DAZN  
Devin Haney 134.6 vs. Zaur Abdullaev 134.6
Michael Hunter 221.4 vs. Sergey Kuzmin 258.4
Heather Hardy 125.8 vs. Amanda Serrano 125.8
Raymond Ford 124.6 vs. Rafael Castillo 122
Daniyar Yeleussinov 147.4 vs. Reshard Hicks 147
Murodjon Akhmadaliev 123.6 vs. Wilner Soto 122.8
Larry Fryers 143 vs. Wesley Ferrer 141.8
Mahammadrasul Majidov 227 vs. Ed Fountain 240.5

Venue: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York City
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing


  Sunny Edwards vs. Hugo Guarneros Flyweight Battle Kicks Off Full Day Of Boxing On ESPN This Sat.  
Sunny “Showtime” Edwards, half of one of Great Britain’s great brotherly duos, will face off against Mexican veteran Hugo Rosendo Guarneros for the vacant IBF International flyweight title Saturday afternoon from London’s historic York Hall. The card, presented by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, will begin streaming at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service.
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  On This Day: Sept 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Berlin, Germany:
Felix Sturm won a 12 round SD over Hector Velazco to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Jose Rivera won a 12 round MD over Michel Trabant to win the Vacant WBA Welterweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Rocky Juarez KO'd David Murillo in the 1st round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Shane Mosley won a 12 round decision over Oscar De La Hoya to win the WBC, WBA and IBA Light Middleweight Titles.
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Stevie Johnston in the 11th round of a WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Demetrio Ceballos in the 7th round to win the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
1997, Cebu, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao won a 10 round decision over Melvin Magramo in a non-title Flyweight Bout.
Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas, Nevada:
Raul Marquez won a 12 round SD over Keith Mullings to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Hector Camacho to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Paulie Ayala won a 10 round UD over Ricardo Medina.
Paul Spadafora won a 6 round UD over Kino Rodriguez.

  Heavyweight Boxing Returns
To The Catskills This Saturday
 
Star Boxing is bringing heavyweight boxing back to the historical Catskills in Saturday nights "CATSKILLS CLASH II," featuring heavyweight title contender, CARLOS TAKAM (36-5-1 28KO's) as he takes on CRAIG LEWIS (14-3-1 7KO's) in a 10-round bout.

Some of the greatest heavyweights of all time played a major role in the prominence of boxing in the Catskills. Names like, Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali have all left a clear impact in the majestic New York region's affinity for boxing. Calling the Hudson Valley village home, Iron Mike Tyson's famous rise to stardom began under the watchful eye of legend Cus D'Amato at the Cus D'Amato Boxing Club, in Catskill, New York.
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  Mickey Bey Sets The Record
On His Team & Future Plans
 
On Tuesday a press release was published that stated former lightweight champion Mickey Bey had signed with a new promoter and is looking to jump start his career after being very inactive the past few years.

Bey, who had a decorated amateur career, signed with Greg Cohen Promotions to go along with his managerial and advisory team.
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  Brendon Simonds To Compete In Final Boxing
Match On Thanksgiving Eve In Windham, NH
 
Boston Boxing Promotions has announced that Haverhill's Brendon Simonds (3-0, 3 KO) will compete in his farewell fight as part of the Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at The Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, New Hampshire. Simonds will take on New York's Ian Beatease in a four-round welterweight fight.
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  On This Day: Sept 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Kansas City, Missouri:
Kabary Salem TKO'd Randie Carver in the 10th round of an NABF Super Middleweight Title Bout. Randie Carver suffered a fierce beating in this fight and passed away shortly after the fight. Its my opinion that the Referee and Carver's Corner were negligent in allowing this bout to continue and should have been banned from the sport.
1998, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Junior Jones in the 4th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Hector Velazquez TKO'd Eligio Valenzuela in the 2nd round.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California:
Daniel Santos won a 6 round decision over Humberto Rodriguez.
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas:
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Calvin Combs in the 2nd round.
Daniel Santos TKO'd Margarito Navarro in the 3rd round.
Wilfredo Rivera TKO'd Mark Hammon in the 1st round.
1996, Civitavecchia, Italy:
Silvio Branco won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to win the Vacant WBU Middleweight Title.

  Devin Haney: "NFL’s Loss Is Boxing’s Gain"  
Devin Haney can take a huge step towards becoming a World champion on Friday night – but the Lightweight sensation revealed on the debut episode of season two of Matchroom Boxing’s ‘Born Fighter’ show, he turned his back on football to dedicate his life to his dream of becoming a hall of fame fighter.

Haney (22-0 14 KOs) takes on Zaur Abdullaev (11-0 7 KOs) for the Interim WBC World Lightweight title at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK, with the winner hunting down a clash with newly-crowned champion Vasyl Lomachenko.
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  Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin Media Workouts  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Tyson Fury sure knows how to dress for the occasion. Fury, the lineal heavyweight champion, entered Tuesday's media workout in a traditional lucha libre wrestling mask. Fury will defend his title against fellow unbeaten Otto Wallin Saturday at T-Mobile Arena as part of the Las Vegas' Mexican Independence Day Weekend festivities.
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  On This Day: Sept 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Kelson Pinto in the 6th round to win the Vacant WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Daniel Santos was declared the winner by TD in the 9th round over WBO Welterweight Title holder Antonio Margarito. Fight was stopped due to Margarito cut caused by Headbutt. Santos retains Light Middleweight Title, Margarito retains Welterweight Title.
Chainart Province, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Cecilio Santos to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Carlos Gerena in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round UD over Juan Manuel Marquez to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1997, Widnes, England:
Robin Reid won a 12 round SD over Hacine Cherifi to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Kid McAuley in the 1st round.
1994, Clarion MP Resort, Trang, Thailand:
Eloy Rojas TKO'd Samart Payakaroon in the 8th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clagett Signs With Camille Estephan
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The super lightweight (140 pounds) Stave Claggett, from Calgary, Alberta, signed a contract with the Montrealer promoter Camille Estephan, the big boss of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group. Claggett (27-6-2) will probably move to Montréal in the weeks to come.
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  On This Day: Sept 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Wayne Alexander KO'd Mehrdud Takaloo in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBU Light Middleweight Title.
London, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd David Haye in the 5th round to Win the IBO Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Paolo Roberto in the 7th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1994, Birmingham, England:
Nigel Benn won a 12 round UD over Juan Carlos Gimenez Ferreyra to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Hamburg, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski won a 12 round UD over Leeonzer Barber to win the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Lowell, Massachusetts:
Micky Ward KO'd Genaro Andujar in the 3rd round.
Stateline, Nevada:
Chiquita Gonzalez TKO'd Juan Domingo Cordoba in the 8th round to retain the WBC, IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  Prograis & Taylor Face-To-Face
In London Ahead Of Ali Trophy Final
 
USA’s Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) and Scotland’s Josh Taylor (15-0, 13 KOs) met on Monday in England’s capital at an intense kickoff press conference ahead of their highly anticipated WBSS Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final at The O2 in London on October 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the U.S.
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  Wise Decision 4 Years Ago Finds Mykquan Williams 15-0 Pro Today Instead Of Elite Amateur  
If not for a critical decision four years ago, 21-year-old "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams could very well be elite amateur training to compete for a spot on the 2020 USA Boxing Olympic Team, rather than the 15-0 rising star that he is today in professional boxing.

Williams (15-0, 7 KOs), who lives in East Hartford (CT), has overcome life-altering obstacles in which his father was murdered when Mykquan was only eight months old, and the family house burned to the ground when he was 10.
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  On This Day: Sept 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Manchester, England:
Willie Jorin won a 12 round MD over Michael Brodie to win the Vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
New Orleans, Louisiana:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Eric Harding in the 10th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Derrick Gainer TKO'd Freddie Norwood in the 11th round to win the WBA Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Valbuena to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Chester, West Virginia:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Bronco McCart to win the Vacant USBA Light Middleweight Title.
Paul Spadafora won a 10 round UD over Rodney Jones.
1995, Cork, Ireland:
Steve Collins won a 12 round SD over Chris Eubank to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales TKO'd Alberto Martinez in the 4th round to retain the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Genaro Hernandez to win the WBO Lightweight Title.
Kevin Kelley and Bones Adams fought to a 12 round draw in a WBU Featherweight Title Bout.

  Undefeated Almonte To Defend WBC Title
In US Debut At The Paramount Sept. 20
 
Star Boxing has an exciting regional title fight that will co-feature the September 20 card at The Paramount. Dominican Republic native, JUNIOR "BOMBITA" ALMONTE (12-0 9KO'S), will be defending his WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight title against a talented Michigan super bantamweight powerhouse, ERNESTO GARZA III (10-3 6KO'S). The critically acclaimed "Rockin' Fights" series will be headlined by Long Island's own undefeated super welterweight, TYRONE "PRETTY BOY" JAMES (Elmont, NY 10-0 7KO's).
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  Omar Kabary Salem & Jamaal Davis To Square Off
In Exciting Semifinal Of Xcite Fight Night 5 Sept. 20
 
The action is sure to pick up at Parx Casino® when Omar Kabary Salem meets Jamaal Davis in the co-main event of Xcite Fight Night 5 on Friday, Sept. 20.

This semifinal bout will pit a fighter with a young and promising career in Salem against one with a lengthy resume in Davis. A pro since 2003, Davis has more fights on his card than Salem has rounds in the ring. He'll take that experience to the Xcite Center along with the momentum of being active recently. This will be his third fight in the last sixth months.
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  On This Day: Sept 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Reno, Nevada:
Fernando Montiel won a 12 round UD over Jose Lopez to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Julian Letterlough in the 8th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Enrique Sanchez in the 6th round.
2000, Montreal, Quebec:
Arturo Gatti won a 10 round UD over Joe Hutchison.
Stephane Ouellet won a 10 round UD over Dave Hilton.
Leonard Dorin won a 10 round UD over Gairy St. Clair.
1996, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit won a 12 round UD over Alexander Mahmutov to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1995, Liverpool, Merseyside, England:
Shea Neary KO'd Nigel Bradley in the 2nd round to win the Vacant British Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Willy Salazar TKO'd Danny Romero in the 7th round. Fight stopped due to eye injury to Romero. 1995's Upset of the Year.
1984, Winnipeg, Canada:
Donnie LaLonde TKO'd Don Hurtle in the 6th round to win the Canadian Light Heavyweight Title.

  Devin Haney Training Camp Quotes  
Rising star and undefeated lightweight contender, Devin "The Dream" Haney (22-0, 14 KOs), has wrapped up training camp for his upcoming showdown with Zaur Abdullaev (11-0, 7 KOs).

Haney vs. Abdullaev, promoted by Matchroom Boxing and Devin Haney Promotions, will be a 12-round main event bout for the WBC interim lightweight championship on Friday September 13 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated rising star Mario "El Azteca" Barrios is deep into training camp for the biggest fight of his professional career as he prepares to battle fellow unbeaten Batyr Akhmedov for the WBA Super Lightweight title Saturday, September 28 as part of the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
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  On This Day: Sept 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Kumamoto, Japan:
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Kozo Ishii in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
2002, Portland, Oregon:
Winky Wright retained his IBF Light Middleweight Title when Bronco McCart was DQ'd in the 8th round for low blows.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Clinton Woods in the 6th round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
1996, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Ray Lovato in the 6th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Bruce Seldon in the 1st round to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Alex Rios in the 5th round to retain the WBC and IBF Light Middleweight Titles.
1991, San Giacomo, Italy:
James Warring KO'd James Pritchard in the 1st round to win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dave McAuley KO'd Jacob Matala in the 10th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.

  Quick Results From Belasco Theater  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Azat Hovhannisyan KO 4 Franklin Manzanilla
 

Herbert Acevedo W UD 8 Martin Angel Martinez
 

Edwin Valentin W UD 8 Deivi Julio Bassa
 

James Wilkins W UD 6 Luis May
 

Chris Ousley W UD 6 Even Alexis Torres


  "Rockin' Fights" 36 Sept. 20 Card Announced  
Star Boxing is excited to return to The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, for the 36 edition of the critically acclaimed "Rockin' Fights" series on September 20. A thrilling card is shaping up for yet another great night of exciting fights.
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  Jermaine Franklin To Face Pavel Šour
On Shields vs. Habazin Undercard Oct. 5
 
Undefeated American heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin will face Pavel Šour on Saturday, October 5 live on SHOWTIME from Dort Federal Events Center in Flint, Mich.

Franklin (19-0, 13 KOs) will make his third consecutive SHOWTIME appearance of 2019 as he seeks a definitive victory less than an hour from his hometown of Saginaw, Mich. The 25-year-old will take on once-beaten Czech Republic heavyweight Šour (11-1, 6 KOs) on the undercard of a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast headlined by Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin.
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  Brandun Lee To Face Milton Arauz In Opening
Bout Of ShoBox Sept. 20 Live From Midland, TX
 
Undefeated welterweight prospect Brandun Lee will make his television debut against Nicaraguan Milton Arauz in the eight-round opening bout of a three-fight ShoBox: The New Generation telecast on Friday, September 20 live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) from La Hacienda Event Center in Midland, Texas.

In the previously announced main event, Midland native and fast-rising prospect Michael Dutchover will face ShoBox veteran Thomas Mattice in a 10-round lightweight bout while undefeated featherweight prospects Ruben Villa (16-0, 5 KOs) and Enrique Vivas (17-0, 9 KOs) clash in a 10-round matchup.
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  On This Day: Sept 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Erfurt, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round MD over Mads Larsen to retain the IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Titles
2002, Montreal, Canada:
Eric Lucas won a 12 round UD over Omar Sheika to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Rangsit, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam won a 12 round UD over Jesus Martinez to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1997, El Paso, Texas:
Erik Morales KO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 11th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Louie Leija in the 2nd round.
1996, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Alberto Jimenez retained the WBO Flyweight Title when he and Carlos Salazar fought to a 12 round draw.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Regilio Tuur KO'd Jose Vida Ramos in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
1986, Naples, Italy:
Patrizio Oliva TKO'd Brian Brunette in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.

  Danny Roman Forced To Pull Out Of WBA
Title Defense Due To Shoulder Injury
 
Unified world champion Danny Roman will have to wait a little longer to defend his WBA title.

Roman, who also holds the IBF crown, was forced to pull out of his upcoming fight with mandatory contender Murodjon Akhmadaliev on September 13 due to a left shoulder injury.

Examinations by two Los Angeles-based shoulder specialists revealed tendinitis in Roman's left shoulder. The primary doctor who evaluated Roman ordered him to suspend all boxing activity for a period of four to six weeks.
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  Blood, Sweat & 50 Years: Padilla vs.
Tomas Headlines Oct. 4 In Philly
 
Junior welterweights Victor Padilla, of Berlin, NJ, and Romain Tomas, of Brooklyn, NY, will square off in the main event Friday evening, Oct. 4, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

Going old-school on this one, Peltz has scheduled the Padilla-Tomas fight for six rounds, harking back to the first two decades of the 20th century when all main events in Pennsylvania were limited to that distance.
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  Bunn Defends IBF International Title In Koblenz  
Undefeated German light heavyweight Leon Bunn (14-0, 8 KOs) will defend his IBF International title on November 2 at the CGM Arena in Koblenz.

Team Sauerland and Bunn return to the CGM Arena for the second time this year following a successful show on February 16 that saw the 27-year-old Frankfurt-native claim a unanimous points win over Viktor Polyakov (13-6-1, 6 KOs).
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  On This Day: Sept 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Caguas, Puerto Rico:
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Lorenzo Trejo to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
1999, Tokyo, Japan:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round UD over Keiji Yamaguchi to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1998, Tokyo, Japan:
Takanori Hatakeyama won a 12 round MD over Yong-Soo Choi to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Osaka, Japan:
Hi Yong Choi won a 12 round SD over Keiji Yamaguchi to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1987, Manila, Philippines:
Chang Ho Choi KO'd Dodie Penalosa in the 11th round to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
Bangkok, Thailand:
Sot Chitalada KO'd Rae-Ki Ahn in the 4th round to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Virgil Hill TKO'd Leslie Stewart in the 4th round to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Carlos Takam vs. Craig Lewis
Headlines "Catskills Clash II" Sept. 14
 
Star Boxing's newest star, heavyweight world title challenger, CARLOS TAKAM (36-5-1, 28 KO) has been added to the September 14 "Catskills Clash II" at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, New York. Takam will headline an already fantastic card, with featured bouts by New England's top undefeated prospects, "ACTION" ANTHONY LAUREANO (E. Hartford, CT 11-0 4KO's) and light heavyweight, RICHIE "POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN" RIVERA (Hartford, CT 12-0 10KO's).
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  Full Card Set For Sept. 14 At Wind Creek Bethlehem  
World-Ranked junior welterweight Mykal Fox will look to continue his winning ways when he takes on hard-punching Eudy Bernardo in the 10-round main event on Saturday September 14th at The Wind Creek Event Center (Formerly Sands Bethlehem Event Center). Fox of Upper Marlboro, Maryland has a record of 20-1 with five knockouts.
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  On This Day: Sept 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Essen, Germany:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Rudiger May in the 7th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Arthur Abraham TKO'd Nader Hamdan in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBA International Middleweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round UD over Juanito Rubilar to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Miguel Angel Gonzalez to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Welterweight Titles.
Lamon Brewster won a 12 round SD over Kali Meehan to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.
O'Neil Bell KO'd Ezra Sellers in the 2nd round of an IBF Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
1999, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a n 11th round TD over Thomas Tate to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mark Johnson TKO'd Jose Laureano in the 6th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
Ike Ibeabuchi TKO'd Everton Davis in the 9th round.

  Usyk Faces Spong On Heavyweight Debut
In Chicago On October 12
 
Oleksandr Usyk will face Tyrone Spong on his Heavyweight debut at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on October 12, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Usyk (16-0 12 KOs) joins the big guns having dominated the Cruiserweight division, leaving the 200lbs scene as the undisputed champion after knocking out Tony Bellew in Manchester in November, his first fight in a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA.
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  Lawal Shortlisted For Prestigious Boxing
Writers’ Club Young Boxer Of The Year Award
 
Mikael Lawal (12-0, 7 KOs) has been shortlisted for the Boxing Writers' Club Young Boxer of the Year award following a stellar 2019 that has seen him crowned winner of the cruiserweight edition of the Ultimate Boxxer tournament.

Having dropped both Antony Woolery and David Jamieson in points victories on route to the Ultimate Boxxer final, Lawal, who is promoted by Team Sauerland and trains out of Stonebridge Boxing Club, produced a spectacular knockout performance against Damian Chambers to take home the prize money.
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  On This Day: Sept 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Newport, Wales:
Enzo Maccarinelli KO'd Jesper Kristiansen in the 3rd round to retain the WBU Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Anthony Mundine won a 12 round UD over Antwun Echols to win the Vacant WBA Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Wollongong, NSW, Australia:
Anthony Mundine won a 12 round SD over Sam Soliman to retain the IBF Pan Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
1999, Mukdahan, Thailand:
Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym KO'd Leo Gamez in the 8th round to win the WBA Flyweight Title.
1989, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Ron Amundsen in the 7th round.
Riddick Bowe KO'd Lee Moore in the 1st round.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Meldrick Taylor TKO'd Buddy McGirt in the 12th round to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Alexander Povetkin: "One Fury Down, One To Go"  
Following his dominant 12-round decision this past Saturday over heavyweight contender Hughie Fury, Alexander Povetkin has set his sights on another family member, Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury.

“I’m very happy with my performance, we worked very hard in training camp and I was able to control the fight with my aggression,” said Povetkin who improved to 35-2, 24 KOs with the victory and earned the vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title. Scores were 117-111 on all three judges’ scorecards.
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  On This Day: Sept 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Liverpool, NSW, Australia:
Anthony Mundine KO'd Soon Botes in the 3rd round to win the Vacant WBA Pan African Super Middleweight Title and the PABA Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round SD over Charles Brewer to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Erik Morales TKO'd Kevin Kelley in the 7th round to win the WBC Featherweight (Interim) Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Angel Manfredy in the 3rd round to win the IBF and IBA Super Featherweight Titles.
1995, Entre Rios, Argentina:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Reinaldo Gimenez in the 12th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
London, England:
Frank Bruno won a 12 round UD over Oliver McCall to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Drake Thadzi to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Danny Perez in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.

  Loma "Unificates" Lightweight Titles  
Photos: Matchroom Boxing

Vasiliy Lomachenko was presented with quite the test from British challenger Luke Campbell. But after 12 rounds, it was the Pound-for-Pound Picasso who prevailed, scoring a unanimous decision (119-108 2X and 118-109) over Campbell to retain his WBA/WBO lightweight titles and pick up the vacant WBC title in front of a sold-out crowd at the O2 Arena
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  Prograis vs. Taylor Clash For The
Ali Trophy In London On Oct. 26
 
The World Boxing Super Series Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final between USA’s Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) and Scotland’s Josh Taylor (15-0, 13 KOs) lands at The O2 in London on October 26, as Derek Chisora (31-9, 22 KOs) and Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KOs) meet in a crunch Heavyweight showdown, show live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the U.S.
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  On This Day: Sept 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Madgeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over James Butler to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Championship.
Yokohama, Japan:
Veeraphol Sahaprom retained the WBC Bantamweight title when he and Toshiaki Nishioka fought to a 12 round Draw.
El Paso, Texas:
Juan Lazcano KO'd Julio Alvarez in the 4th round to win the NABF Lightweight Title.
Juan Diaz won an 8 round SD over Ubaldo Hernandez.
Francisco Bojado TKO'd Jesse Varela in the 1st round.
Jeff Lacy KO'd Anthony Greeley in the 1st round.
1984, Nassau, The Bahamas:
Trevor Berbick TKO'd Andros Barr to retain the Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
Youngstown, Ohio:
Harry Arroyo TKO'd Charlie Brown in the 8th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1983, Los Angeles, California:
Alberto Davila KO'd Francisco Bejines in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBC Bantamweight Title.

  Normatov, Shaw, Nova, Ceballo & Pacheco
Score Wins To Remain Undefeated
 
Over the the last six-days, five highly-regarded fighters under the Split-T Management banner registered victories to remain undefeated.

Thursday night at The Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut, heavyweight Stephen Shaw scored three knockdowns en-route to a fourth round stoppage over Willie Jake Jr.
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  Undefeated Fighters Reyes, Monteiro
To Main Event Battle At The Boat 123
 
Due to medical reasons Marquice Weston was forced to pull out of his Battle at the Boat 123 main event with Joe Jones.

Scheduled for Sept. 7 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., Battle at the Boat 123 was to feature a 10-round main event between cruiserweights Weston (15-1-1) and Joe Jones (11-1).
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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.

  Toka Kahn Clary Defeats Irvin Gonzalez  
On Thursday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, with another action-packed installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House, and Gagliardi Insurance. The event was streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports.
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  Weights From London - ESPN+  
Photo: Top Rank

Vasiliy Lomachenko 134.5 vs. Luke Campbell 134.25
(Lomachenko's WBA/WBO/Ring Magazine and vacant WBC Lightweight world titles)

Hughie Fury 224 vs. Alexander Povetkin 226
Charlie Edwards 111.5 vs. Julio Cesar Martinez 110
(WBC Flyweight World Title)
Joe Cordina 134.75 vs. Gavin Gwynne 134.25
Joshua Buatsi 174.5 lbs vs. Ryan Ford 174
Savannah Marshall 166.5 vs. Daniele Bastieri 166

Venue: O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Promoter: Top Rank, Matchroom Boxing


  Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Former world champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara and Ramon "El Inocente" Alvarez squared off at the final press conference Thursday before they battle for the WBA Super Welterweight title this Saturday night from The Armory in Minneapolis.

Also on hand at Thursday's press conference and featured in action beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Saturday were fast rising super welterweights Sebastían "The Towering Inferno'' Fundora takes on Jamontay "The Quiet Assassin'' Clark, who meet in a 10-round showdown, and hard-hitting Cuban heavyweight Frank Sachez and Victor Bisbal, who compete in a 10-round bout.
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  On This Day: Aug 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Pasadena, California:
Peter Manfredo won a 5 round UD over Miguel Espino. (Fight shown as Part of NBC's "The Contender"
2003, Munich, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Fabio Moli in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title.
1998, Chester, West Virginia:
Antonio Tarver KO'd Rocky Gannon in the 2nd round.
Paul Spadafora TKO'd David Thomas in the 2nd round.
1997, Nongkhai, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin TKO'd Wellington Vicente in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1996, Reading, Pennsylvania:
Lonnie Bradley won a 12 round UD over Simon Brown to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
Steve Little won a 12 round UD over Joaquin Velasquez to win the Vacant IBC Super Middleweight Title.
1993, Kansas City, Missouri:
Tommy Morrison TKO'd Tim Tomashek in the 4th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.

  Lomachenko vs. Campbell Final Press Conference  
Photos: Top Rank

The press conference dais told the story. Four title bouts were laid out, symbols of Vasiliy Lomachenko's current and long-standing status as one of boxing's elites.

Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) will defend his WBA/WBO/Ring Magazine lightweight titles against fellow 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (20-2, 16 KOs) Saturday evening at The O2 (5 p.m. ET, ESPN+). The vacant WBC lightweight world title will also be at stake, leaving the victor one belt shy of becoming the division's undisputed champion.
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  Weights From Foxwoods - Broadway Boxing  
Toka Kahn Clary 128 vs. Irvin Gonzalez 127
Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa 161 vs. Schemelle Baldwin 163
Hurshidbek Normatov 152 vs. Walter Wright 154
Kali Reis 142 vs. Patricia Juarez 142
Stephan Shaw 251 vs. Willie Jake Jr. 233
Jacob Marrero 127 vs. Juan Ibarra 127
Helen Joseph 118 vs. Martina Horgasz 118
Nelson Perez 135 vs. Devon Grant 140

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


  On This Day: Aug 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Osaka, Japan:
Veeraphol Sahaprom TKO'd Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in the 7th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1998, Seoul, Korea:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round SD over Gerry Penalosa to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mauricio Pastrana TKO'd Carlos Murillo in the 9th round. Pastrana had failed to make 108 lbs and was stripped of the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Johnny Tapia won a 10 round UD over Carlos Hernandez
Agapito Sanchez won a 10 round UD over Nestor Lopez
1994, Melbourne, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Pedro Sanchez in the 4th round.
Inglewood, California:
Harold Grey won a 12 round SD over Julio Cesar Borboa to win the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1993, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Humberto Aranda TKO'd Ricardo Mayorga in the 6th round. (Mayorga's Pro-Debut)

  Erislandy Lara Training Camp Quotes  
Former world champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara will continue his quest to reclaim his spot at the top of the 154-pound division when he takes on Ramon Alvarez for the WBA Super Welterweight title this Saturday night in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from The Armory in Minneapolis.
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  Maurice Hooker: "I'm Making The
Move Up To Welterweight Division"
 
Roc Nation Sports and boxer Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (26-1-3, 17 KOs) are excited to announce that Hooker will move up in weight class from super lightweight to welterweight division as he begins training for his next fight.

Winning the junior welterweight world championship title and defending the belt three times, Hooker enjoyed his spectacular run as the WBO titleholder, and is now looking forward to a new and exciting phase of his career. The welterweight division boasts some of biggest names in boxing - Manny Pacquiao, Terence Crawford, Errol Spence and many more. Hooker’s goal is to put on an exciting show in his new weight class and win a world title at 147 lbs. as soon as possible.
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  Star Boxing's "Catskills Clash II"
Sept. 14 Bouts Announced
 
Star Boxing is pleased to announce the exciting fight card that includes undefeated, rising New England stars, super lightweight, "ACTION" ANTHONY LAUREANO (E. Hartford, CT 11-0 4KO's) and light heavyweight RICHIE "POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN" RIVERA (Hartford, CT 12-0 10KO's), as well as the undercard for "Catskills Clash II" at Resorts World Catskills on September 14.
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  On This Day: Aug 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Bremen, Germany:
Darius Michalczewski TKO'd Montell Griffin in the 4th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Reid won a 12 round UD over Keith Mullings to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
William Joppy TKO'd Roberto Duran in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins retained the IBF Middleweight Title when his bout with Robert Allen was ruled a NC when Hopkins sustained an injury after being pushed out of the ring by referee Mills Lane while trying to break up a clinch.
1993, Inglewood, California:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Eduardo Ramirez to win the Vacant NABF Super Flyweight Title.
Bismarck, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Sergio Merani to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1992, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Maurice Blocker won a 12 round SD over Luis Garcia to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.

  Saul Sanchez Suffers First Defeat In
Split Decision Loss On Friday Night
 
Photos: Chris Suchánek

In the night's lone upset, Puerto Rico's Edwin Rodriguez (11-5-1, 5 KOs) narrowly defeated previously unbeaten Saul Sanchez (12-1, 7 KOs) by split decision on Friday night from the outdoor venue of Omega Products International in Corona, Calif.
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  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Rockin’ & Rollin’ at Fantasy Springs
 
By William Trillo
On back to back nights in Indio last week Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino let it all hang out with an exciting boxing show followed by an evening of music with Boz Scaggs.
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  Connor Coyle, Santiago Dominguez &
Brandon Valdes All Remain Undefeated
 
All three undefeated fighters showcased last Saturday night on another installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® -- Irish middleweight Connor "The Kid Coyle, Mexican super welterweight Santiago "Somer" Dominguez and Colombian super bantamweight Brandon Valdes - each won in relatively easy fashion, fighting outdoors at Viejas Casino and Resort in Alpine, California.
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  Navarrete vs. Elorde & Pedraza vs. Zepeda On Stacked Fury vs. Wallin Undercard Sept. 14  
WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete will become the latest Mexican superstar to carry his nation’s flag proudly on Mexican Independence Day Weekend. Navarrete will make the third defense of his title versus Filipino contender Juan Miguel Elorde on Saturday, Sept. 14 at T-Mobile Arena as the co-feature to lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s title defense against Otto Wallin.
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  On This Day: Aug 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Osaka, Japan:
Masamori Tokuyama won a 12 round UD over In Joo Cho to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Tijuana, Mexico:
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Armando Bosquez in the 4th round to win the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Augusta, Georgia:
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Santiago Samaniego in the 7th round to retain the NABF Welterweight Title.
Houston, Texas:
Joe Mesi KO'd Martin Lopez in the 3rd round.
1994, Bushkill, Pennsylvania:
Jake Rodriguez TKO'd George Scott in the 9th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Chris Eubank TKO'd Sam Storey in the 7th round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1977, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Sam Serrano won a 15 round UD over Apollo Yoshio to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Pico Rivera Punch-Out  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

Red Boxing continues to rock at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. Each show has been better than the last. Organization, crowds, food and drink continue to improve to a top notch boxing production. Everyone is friendly and had a great time at this lively, exciting boxing show. Unique to this venue is the small ring that ensures each fight is going to be a slug out with every fighter going toe to toe with his opponent.
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Axel Aragon Vega KO 2 Giovanni Noriega
Photo Gallery

Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Daniel Cruz W UD 4 Phillip Bounds
Steven Rodriguez W UD 4 Ryan Picou
Angel Flores W UD 4 Roberto Almazan
Andre Marquez TKO 4 Alvin Brown
Edgar Nunez-Lopez D 4 Bradley Pena
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  Inoue & Donaire Face-To-Face In Tokyo  
Japan’s ‘Monster’ Naoya Inoue (18-0, 16 KOs) and legendary Filipino-American Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire (40-5, 26 KOs) met on Monday in Tokyo ahead of their showdown for the 118lb Ali Trophy at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on November 7.

“I recognize how important the WBSS final is to my career,” said 26-year-old Inoue, WBA ‘Regular’ and IBF World Bantamweight titlist. “And how important it will be for my career going forward. I am very aware there are high expectations of me from everyone.
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  On This Day: Aug 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Ross Thompson in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Tokyo, Japan:
Yuri Arbachkov TKO'd Takato Tokuchi in the 9th round to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Gary Jacobs to Retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
David Tua TKO'd Mauricio Villegas in the 6th round.
Andrew Golota TKO'd West Turner in the 1st round.
1994, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Hector Acero Sanchez won a 12 round SD over Tracy Harris Patterson to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1989, Talcahuano, Chile:
Raul Perez TKO'd Cardenio Ulloa in the 8th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1983, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
Leonardo Cruz won a 15 round UD over Cleo Garcia to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

  Feliciano Defeats Gamez  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

From Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA Golden Boy Productions put together a five fight card that was second to none. Every fight was an evenly matched battle, two of which were all out wars. The main event was one of those wars featuring undefeated fighters Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-1, 6 KO’s) of San Diego, CA, against Rancho Cucamonga’s Luis Feliciano (13-0, 8 KO’s).
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Luis Feliciano W UD 10 Genaro Gamez Photo Gallery
Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Luis Feliciano W UD 10 Genaro Gamez
Blair Cobbs KO 9 Steve Villalobos
Richard Acevedo SD 6 Jose Carlos Rivera
Raul Curiel KO 6 Alphonso Black
Nicholas Sullivan W UD 4 Jose Saul Palacios
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  On This Day: Aug 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Yokohoma, Japan:
Yutaka Niida won a 12 round UD over Chana Poraoin to win the WBA Minimumweight Title.
1995, Le Cannet, France:
Ike Quartey TKO'd Andrew Murray in the 4th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1990, Cancun, Mexico:
Chiquita Gonzales TKO'd Jorge Rivera in the 9th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Lewiston, Maine:
Manning Galloway won a 12 round UD over Nika Khumalo to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
1985, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Ellyas Pical TKO'd Wayne Mulholland in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1979, Seoul, Korea:
Antonio Cervantes won a 15 round SD over Kwang-Min Kim to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.

  Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospect
Vladimir Shishkin Stops DeAndre Ware In 8
 
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

Undefeated super middleweight prospect Vladimir Shishkin shined in his United States and ShoBox: The New Generation debut registering an eighth-round technical knockout against DeAndre Ware Friday night from the Central Park Community Center in the Rose District of Broken Arrow.
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  Abraham Nova Defends NABO Title
With First Round KO Over Luis Castillo
 
After last month's sold out Murphys Boxing's debut at Encore Boston Harbor, the brand new 2.6 billion dollar resort casino located on Boston's waterfront, another capacity crowd watched NABA Super Featherweight Champion, Abraham Nova (16-0, 12 KOs) stop Mexico's Luis Castillo (20-4, 15 KOs) in the first round of a scheduled 10 round title fight.
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  Golovkin Has The Fear Factor
Against Derevyanchenko
 
Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin believes his clash with Sergiy Derevyanchenko will be a classic when they meet for the vacant IBF World Middleweight title on Saturday October 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN.

Golovkin (39-1-1 35 KOs) and Derevyanchenko (13-1 10 KOs) met at a press conference at the mecca of boxing yesterday and both men stated their excitement for what promises to be a thrill a minute battle for the belt that Golovkin used to hold, and that Derevyanchenko has challenged for.
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  On This Day: Aug 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Leipzig, Germany:
Sven Ottke TKO'd Joe Gatti in the 9th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Sirimongkol Singwangcha KO'd Kengo Nagashima in the 2nd round to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Manabu Fukushima in the 8th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight (Interim) Title.
Carolina, Puerto Rico:
Nelson Dieppa and John Molina fought to a 2nd round TD (Dieppa cut). Dieppa retains WBO Light Flyweight Title.
1996, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand:
Yokthai Sithoar TKO'd Alimi Goitia in the 8th round to win the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Danny Romero KO'd Harold Grey in the 2nd round to win the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1992, Mexico City, Mexico:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez TKO'd Wilfrido Rocha in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.

  Weights Grom Russia - ESPN+  
Sergey Kovalev 174.6 vs. Anthony Yarde 173.9

Venue: Traktor Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Promoter: Main Events


  Weights From Oklahoma - ShoBox  
Vladimir Shishkin 167 vs. DeAndre Ware 168
Shohjahon Ergashev 140 vs. Abdiel Ramirez 141
Arnold Khegai 122 vs. Vladimir Tikhonov 123

Venue: Central Park Community Center, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Promoter: Salita Promotions/Tony Holden Productions


  Weights From Corona, Ca.  
Saul Sanchez, 117.8 lbs. vs. Edwin Rodriguez, 118.1 lbs. (10-rounds)
Luis Lopez, 145.8 lbs. vs. Demarcus Layton, 145.7 lbs. (8-rounds)
Oscar Torrez, 212.4 lbs. vs. Miguel Cubos, 229.9 lbs. (6-rounds)
Gabriel Hernandez, 231.3 lbs. vs. Daniel Najera, 220.4 lbs. (6-rounds)
Sebastian Salinas, 131.6 lbs. vs. Michael Gaxiola, 132 lbs. (4-rounds)

Venue: Omega Products International in Corona, Ca.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Weights From Houston  
Pablo Cruz 129.2 vs. William Gonzalez 128.6
Jerrico Walton 144.4 vs. Victor Terrazas 150
Jerrico Walton 144.4 vs. Victor Terrazas 150
Raphael Igbokwe 166 vs. Gnec Pllana 168
Andre August 174.4 vs. Christian Solarzano 173.2
Jesse Garcia 133.8 vs. Christian Guido 133.6
Joshua Freeland 153 vs. Luis Roman 151.4
Marcus Bates 120.4 vs. Saul Hernandez 122
Tristin Kalkreuth 183.2 vs. Aaron Valentine TBA

Venue: Arabia Shrine in Houston, Texas
Promoter: King’s Promotions and Force Train Promotions


  Top Prospect Michael Dutchover To Face Thomas Mattice In Homecoming Bout On ShoBox Sept. 20  
Undefeated lightweight prospect Michael Dutchover returns to ShoBox: The New Generation seeking to make a statement win in his homecoming fight against Thomas Mattice in the 10-round main event of a three-fight telecast on Friday, September 20 live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) from La Hacienda Event Center in Midland, Texas.
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  On This Day: Aug 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Laila Ali KO'd Christy Martin in the 4th round to retain the IBA Super Middleweight Title.
2002, Miami, Florida:
Cory Spinks won a 7th round TD over Rafael Pineda in an IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator. (Spinks cut by accidental head butt)
1997, New York, New York:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Alex Sanchez in the 5th round to win the WBO Minimumweight Title and retain the WBC Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round UD over Roque Cassiani to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Julio Cesar Green won a 12 round UD over William Joppy to win the WBA Middleweight Title.
Felix Trinidad KO'd Troy Waters in the 1st round of a WBC Title Eliminator.
Cumana, Sucre, Venezuela:
Jose Bonilla won a 12 round UD over Evangelio Perez to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1996, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vinny Pazienza TKO'd Dana Rosenblatt in the 4th round to win the WBU Super Middleweight Title.

  Kovalev vs. Yarde Press Conference  

WBO light heavyweight champion and future Hall of Famer Sergey Kovalev will face off against his hard-hitting mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde, in a highly anticipated showdown Saturday, Aug. 24 from Traktor Arena in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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  Undefeated Welterweight Jaron Ennis Returns
This Friday Following Nine-Month Layoff
 
Undefeated welterweight prospect Jaron “Boots” Ennis will return to action this Friday, August 23 on the non-televised undercard of ShoBox: The New Generation from Main Street in Broken Arrow, Okla. SHOWTIME will show highlights of Ennis’ long-awaited return during Friday’s telecast in anticipation of a nationally televised fight this fall on the network.
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  Weights From Fantasy Springs  
Luis Feliciano 139.8 vs. Genaro Gamez 139.6
(NABF Super Lightweight Title)
Blair Cobbs 147 vs. Steve Villalobos 146
Richard Acevedo 155.2 vs. Jose Rivera 156
Raul Curiel 153 vs. Alphonso Black 155.8
Nicholas Sullivan 133 vs. Jose Palacios 134.6

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


  Golovkin vs. Derevyanchenko Clash For IBF Middleweight Crown Oct. 5 At MSG In New York  
Gennadiy Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko will clash for the vacant IBF World Middleweight title on Saturday October 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN, in a fight brought to you by GGG Promotions and Matchroom Boxing USA in association with DiBella Entertainment.
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  Battle Of The Undefeated - Reyes To Face
KO Specialist At Battle At The Boat 123
 
Cris Reyes predicted a victory via third-round knockout in his last fight.

His forecast failed to come true as he needed less than 2 minutes to put away his opponent.

The hard-hitting welterweight's prediction was about the only thing that was off during Reyes' main event debut in June because he looked about as impressive as ever in keeping his perfect record intact.
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  On This Day: Aug 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Leipzig, Germany:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Antoine Byrd in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Harry Simon won a 12 round MD over Winky Wright to win the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Lehohonolo Ledwaba won a 10 round UD over Arnel Barotillo -IBF Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Ivan Robinson won a 12 round SD over Arturo Gatti in the 1998 Fight of the Year.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Darren Maciunski in the 6th round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Enrique Jupiter in the 8th round to retain the WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1997, Sacramento, California:
Diego Corrales KO'd Isagani Pumar in the 8th round.
1995, South Padre Island, Texas:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Agapito Sanchez to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1992, Ciudad Madero, Mexico:
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Singprasert Kittikasem in the 5th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Bayomon, Puerto Rico:
John-John Molina TKO'd Fernando Caicedo in the 4th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  Saul Sanchez Makes Headlining
Debut This Friday From Corona, CA
 
Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Saul Sanchez (12-0, 7 KOs) makes his main event debut against Edwin Rodriguez (10-5-1, 5 KOs) this Friday, Aug. 23, from Omega Products International in Corona, Calif.

Sanchez, 22, is riding high after his eighth round stoppage of Brandon Benitez in May that earned him the WBO Latino title. The fight was the opening bout of a ShoBox: The New Generation triple header and Sanchez's first on national television.
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  Victor Pasillas Training Camp Quotes  
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight prospect, "Vicious" Victor Pasillas (14-0, 7 KOs) discusses his upcoming bout with veteran Ernesto Guerrero (31-28, 21KOs), a scheduled eight-round co-main event contest on a card promoted by Ambition Empire Promotions, titled "Fight Night in the Bay." The fight will take place at the San Mateo Event Center.
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  Hrgović Promises Excitement Against Heredia In Mexico  
Filip Hrgović (8-0, 6 KOs) is promising excitement as he travels to Hermosillo, Mexico for a defence of his WBC International Heavyweight title against Mario Heredia (16-6-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday, August 24, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

The Croatian boxing sensation returns to action following a first-round knockout win over Gregory Corbin in Maryland, and will be aiming for knockout number seven against the in-form Mexican at the Centro de Usos Múltiples.
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  On This Day: Aug 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, San Jose, California:
Jose Navarro won a 12 round UD over Adonis Rivas to win the Vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Miguel Angel Gonzalez in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Luis Valenzuela in the 2nd round.
1996, Rocheville, France:
Laurent Boudani KO'd Julio Cesar Vasquez in the 5th round to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1994, Saint-Jean de Luz, France:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Winky Wright to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title. Wright down 5 times during this bout.
1993, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round MD over Aaron Davis to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Kalispell, Montana:
Julio Cesar Borboa KO'd Carlos Mercado in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1988, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Jose Sanbria won a 12 round SD over Vincenzo Belcastro to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Navarrete Crushes De Vaca In 3  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

In the very first boxing card from the Banc of California, Bob Arum’s Top Rank Boxing put together a fantastic show highlighted by the main event of the evening in which Emanuel Navarrete (28-1, 24 KO’s) stopped previously unbeaten tenth ranked contender Francisco De Vaca (20-1, 6 KO’s) at 1:54 of the 3rd round. Although the fight was short it may have been the most exciting bout on the card.
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Emanuel Navarrete KO 3 Francisco De Vaca
Photo Gallery

Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Jessie Magdaleno W TD 9 Rafael Rivera
Arnold Barboza Jr. RTD 4 Ricky Sismundo
Janibek Alimkhanuly KO 5 Stuart McLellan
Chris van Heerden W UD 8 Aslanbek Kozaev
Javier Molina W UD 8 Manuel Mendez
Brian Mendoza W KO 1 Rosemberg Gomez
Dmitry Yun W UD 6 Javier Martinez
Elvis Rodriguez KO 1 Jesus Gonzales
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  Responding To Tyson Fury’s Recent Remarks, IBF #1 Contender Kubrat Pulev Says He Will Crush Fury Right After He Wins The Heavyweight Championship  
IBF #1-rated heavyweight contender Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev has responded to former unified WBA, IBF, and WBO (and current Lineal) Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury’s public claims that he turned down a fight with “The Gypsy King.”

Pulev asserts it is the exact opposite situation, in fact.

“Fury is using me and some other boxers that he knows are currently unavailable for different reasons, just so he can get some PR,” said Pulev. “A few years ago, Fury refused a fight with me and not because he wasn’t available like I am right now. He was available. He was just scared!”
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  Blair Cobbs Training Camp Quotes  
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated welterweight prospect, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (12-0-1, 7 KOs), who is by promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, will battle fellow undefeated prospect Steven Villalobos (11-0-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout for Cobbs Jr. NABF title.
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  On This Day: Aug 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Oscar Larrios won a 10 round UD over Ivan Alvarez.
2000, Tokyo, Japan:
Malcolm Tunacao retained the WBC Flyweight Title after a 12 round Draw with Celes Kobayashi.
1999, Chester, West Virginia:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Israel Cardona to win the Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.
1996, Temba, NW, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round UD over Jesus Salud to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Temba, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round UD over Kennedy McKinney to win the IBF Super Bantamweight Title. 1994 Upset of the Year.
Buriram, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin TKO'd Marcelino Bolivar in the 4th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1989, Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Ramirez to win the Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux Hopes To Be The
Next Canelo Alvarez Opponent
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former IBF middleweight champion of the world, the Montrealer David Lemieux reveled that he really hopes to become the next Saul Canelo Alvarez’s opponent. “Alvarez is WBC and WBA middleweight champion of the world, then, my dream is to face him as soon as possible,” mentioned Lemieux to the medias Sunday morning. “I really believe I am deserving an another shot for a world title since my win by KO in the first round against the Irish Gary O’Sullivan, who was ranked sixth contender in the world when I beat him in 2018.”
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  On This Day: Aug 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, West Wendover, Utah:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Julio Gamboa in the 7th round.
2000, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Augie Sanchez in the 4th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Antonio Diaz won a 10 round UD over Micky Ward.
1997, Austin, Texas:
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Wilfredo Negron in the 5th round to retain the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Vernon Forrest won a 10 round UD over Jaime Lerma.
Joel Casamayor won a 6 round UD over Pat Chavez.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Kevin Payne in the 1st round.
1995, Sun City, South Africa:
Philip Holiday TKO'd Miguel Julio in the 10th round to win the Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bruce Seldon TKO'd Joe Hipp in the 10th round to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Quincy Taylor TKO'd Julian Jackson in the 6th round to win the WBC Middleweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Luis Santana in the 2nd round to regain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round MD over Lamar Murphy to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
Mike Tyson won when Peter McNeeley was DQ'd in the 1st round when his corner entered the ring after a knockdown.

  Navarrete Stops De Vaca In 3  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Emanuel Navarrete was already a champion. He is now one of the sport's elite. Navarrete knocked out the previously unbeaten Francisco "Panchito" De Vaca in three rounds Saturday evening in front of 3,944 fans in the first-ever boxing card at Banc of California Stadium.
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  Unbeaten Champions Beterbiev & Gvozdyk
Set To Unify Titles Oct. 18 In Philadelphia
 
Two very bad men are set for an old-fashioned Philadelphia throwdown.

WBC light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk and IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev will fight in a highly anticipated title unification bout Friday, Oct. 18 at the Liacouras Center.
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  Vincent Feigenbutz Wins IBO International Title; Eyes World Title Shot Against Eubank Jr.  
Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) claimed the IBO International Super Middleweight title with an emphatic eight round TKO victory over the brave Cesar Nunez (16-1-1, 8 KOs) at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

The previously unbeaten Cesar Nunez climbed off the canvas twice in the eighth round before the referee waved off proceedings following yet another onslaught from Vincent Feigenbutz. Having captured the IBO International belt, Feigenbutz moves closer towards a world title shot against Eubank Jr.
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  On This Day: Aug 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Pasadena, California:
Alfonso Gomez won a 5 round UD over Peter Manfredo Jr. This Middleweight Bout was shown as part of NBC's "The Contender".
2002, Temecula, California:
James Toney KO'd Jason Robinson in the 7th round.
Steve Forbes won a 12 round SD over David Santos. The IBF Super Featherweight Title was Vacant, when Forbes could not make weight only Santos could win the Title.
2001, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over David Tua to win the USBA Heavyweight Title.
Robbie Peden won a 12 round UD over Sergio Perez to win the NABF Featherweight Title.
1998, Tunica, Mississippi:
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Adrian Stone in the 11th round to win the Vacant NABF Welterweight Title.
1995, Rancho Mirage, California:
Stevie Johnston KO'd Paquito Openo in the 7th Round to retain the NABF Lightweight Title.
1992, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Glenn Thomas in the 8th round.
1990, Inchon, Korea:
Paul Banke TKO'd Ki-Jun Lee in the 12th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Unbeaten Heavyweight Prospect Stephan Shaw Faces Willie Jake Jr. On Broadway Boxing Aug. 29  
On Thursday, August 29, undefeated heavyweight prospect Stephan "Big Shot" Shaw (11-0, 8 KOs), of St. Louis, MO, will face off against Willie "The Snake" Jake Jr. (8-2-1, 2 KOs), of Indianapolis, IN, in an eight-round featured bout on DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing series held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT. The event will be live streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance.
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  Weights From Los Angeles, Ca. - ESPN, ESPN+  
Emanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Francisco De Vaca 122
(WBO Super Bantamweight Title)
Jessie Magdaleno 125.4 vs. Rafael Rivera 125.6
Arnold Barboza Jr 141.6 vs. Ricky Sismundo 141.4
Janibek Alimkhanuly 159.8 vs. Stuart McLellan 159.2
Chris van Heerden 146.4 vs. Aslanbek Kozaev 147
Javier Molina 140.2 vs. Manuel Mendez 141
Dmitry Yun 135.4 vs. Javier Martinez 134.6
Brian Mendoza 148 vs. Rosemberg Gomez 147.8
Elvis Rodriguez 140.8 vs. Jesus Gonzales 141.4

Venue: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Springfield, Massachusetts  
Charles Foster 173.8 vs. Denis Grachev 174
Niall Kennedy 222.6 vs. Devin Vargas 219.6
Anthony Velazquez 149.8 vs. Vincent Floyd 151.8
Shelly Vincent 125.8 vs. Karen Dulin 124.4
Ray Jay Bermudez 140 vs. Leonardo Kenon 136.2
Elvis Figueroa 167 vs. Marcelo Molina 166.2
Derrick Whitley Jr. 148.4 vs. Antonio Fernandez 148.6
Josh Orta 127.8 vs. Matias Arriagada 124.4
Rollin Whitley 141.2 vs. Ayron Palmer 137.4

Venue: MGM Springfield, Springfield, Massachusetts
Promoter: Murphys Boxing


  Weights From Germany  
Vincent Feigenbutz 167.6 vs. Cesar Nunez 168
Ahmad Ali 153.7 vs. Arman Torosyan 153.4
Sophie Alisch 125.2 vs. Vanesa Caballero 125
Katharina Thanderz 134.9 vs. Monica Gentili 133.6
Hadi Srour 152.1 vs. Evgenii Vazem 153.7
Benjamin Gavazi 181.9 vs. Ondrej Budera 181.9
Dimitar Tilev 171.7 vs. Rene Molik 169.1

Venue: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany
Promoter: Team Sauerland


  On This Day: Aug 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Tua KO'd Michael Moorer in the 1st round.
Jermain Taylor won a 10 round UD over Sam Hill.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Miguel Jimenez to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Daniel Santos won a 12 round UD over Mehrdud Takaloo to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title and Win the WBU Light Middleweight Title.
Joan Guzman KO'd Fabio Oliva in the 3rd round to win the Vacant WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
2001, Chicago, Illinois:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Larry Marks to win the Vacant USBA Welterweight Title.
1996, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Hugo Soto to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Cesar Morales in the 2nd round.
1994, Sheffield, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Antonio Picardi in the 3rd round to retain the European (EBU) Bantamweight Title.
Robin Reid KO'd Andrew Jervis in the 1st round.
1991, San Diego, California:
Terry Norris TKO'd Bret Lally in the 1st round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  Navarrete vs. Francisco De Vaca
Press Conference
 
The press conference overlooked the new crown jewel of Los Angeles soccer, the year-old Banc of California Stadium, home to Major League Soccer's LAFC. In two days, the inaugural boxing card will take place at the stadium, headlined by Emanuel Navarrete's WBO junior featherweight title defense against unbeaten challenger Francisco De Vaca (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET).
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  Weights From Burbank, Ca.  
Anthony Zender 148.6 vs. David Morales 144
Gerardo Alvarez 138 vs. Ikeem Abdullah 136.8
Gonzalo Dallera 144 vs. Jose Rodriguez 144
Zaltko Ledic 174.8 vs. Eddie Jackson 176
Luis Norambuena 150 vs. Jessy Martinez 153.2
Derion Chapman 147.8 vs. Gor Yeretsyan 146.8

Venue: Burbank Marriott Events Center, Burbank, CA
Promoter: Bash Boxing


  On This Day: Aug 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Nurburg, Germany:
Markus Beyer retained the WBC Super Middleweight Title when Danny Green is DQ'd in the 5th round from a headbutt.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round MD over Fernando Montiel to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Marcos Licona in the 9th round.
1997, Le Cannet, France:
Marcelo Dominguez won a 12 round UD over Akim Tafer to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round UD over Enrique Jupiter to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1996, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Frankie Randall won a 12 round UD over Juan Coggi to regain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Gutemberg Ferreira in the 2nd round to win the WBC Mundo Hispano Lightweight Title.
1991, San Diego, California:
Gabriel Ruelas won a 12 round Decision over Alvar Bohorquez to win the NABF Super Featherweight Title.

  Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin
Flint & Detroit Press Conferences
 
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields and former world champion Ivana Habazin squared-off and exchanged words at a pair of press conferences in Flint and Detroit on Wednesday, as they previewed their battle for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship taking place Saturday, October 5 live on SHOWTIME from Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Mich.
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  Kovalev vs. Yarde Headlines Special
Afternoon Of Boxing On ESPN+ Aug.24
 
WBO light heavyweight champion and future Hall of Famer Sergey Kovalev will face off against his hard-hitting mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde, in a highly anticipated showdown Saturday, Aug. 24 from Traktor Arena in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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  Liam Smith & Jono Carroll Added To Mexico Bill  
Liam Smith and Jono Carroll will aim to move into position to get World title shots in the winter when they travel to at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday August 24, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

On a night headlined by pound-for-pound star Juan Francisco Estrade (39-3 6 KOs) defending his WBC and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight titles against Dewayne Beamon, Smith (27-2-1 15 KOs) is fresh from his dominant five round KO win over Sam Eggington in March at home in Liverpool, a first fight under the Matchroom Boxing banner and a return to the ring since challenging Mexican Jaime Munguia for his old WBO World Super-Welterweight title in a great fight in Las Vegas last July
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  Cecilia Braekhus Now Training
With Abel Sanchez In Big Bear
 
Undisputed Women’s Welterweight World Champion ‘The First Lady’ Cecilia Braekhus, (35-0, 9 KOs), has commenced training under the watchful eye of the world-renowned Abel Sanchez at his gym, The Summit Training Center in Big Bear Lake, CA as she prepares for her return to the ring.
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  On This Day: Aug 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Austin, Texas:
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over Sirmongkol Singwangcha to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Jorge Barrios TKO'd Walter Rodriguez in the 2nd round to win the South American Super Featherweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Oscar Larrios won an 8 round UD over Antonio Ramirez.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Rafael Morfin in the 2nd round.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Big Foot Martin in the 4th round.
El Paso, Texas:
Luisito Espinosa won a 11th round TD over Juan Ramirez to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Rafael Ruelas in the 9th round.
1991, Marbella, Spain:
Marcos Villasana won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Cepeda to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1987, St Tropez, France:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Ossie Ocasio in the 11th round to retain the WBA and IBF Cruiserweight Titles.
Dwight Qawi TKO'd Lee Roy Murphy in the 6th round.
San Antonio, Texas:
Louie Espinosa KO'd Mike Ayala in the 9th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

  Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter
Los Angeles Press Conference
 
Photos: Ryan Hafey - PBC

IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. and WBC Welterweight World Champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter went face to face Tuesday in Los Angeles at a press conference to preview their 147-pound championship unification that headlines a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View on Saturday, September 28 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
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  Jaime Munguia & Ryan Garcia
Los Angeles Press Conference Quotes
 
Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico hosted a press conference today at the Golden Boy Headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. ahead of the 12-round defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against African warrior Patrick Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs). He was joined by co-main event fighters Ryan "Kingry" Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) and Avery "A-Plus" Sparrow (10-1, 3 KOs) who will battle in a 10-round lighweight fight. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  On This Day: Aug 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Chester, West Virginia:
Paul Spadafora won a 10 round UD over Chucky "T".
1999, Sonora, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo KO'd Sandro Marcos in the 8th round to win the Mexican Super Featherweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Angel Manfredy to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Reyes Munoz in the 1st round.
1998, Mexicali, Mexico:
Ruben Leon TKO'd Carlos Salazar in the 8th round to win the WBO Flyweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Juan Gutierrez in the 1st round.
1993, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Renaldo Carter in the 6th round.
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Thulane Malinga in the 6th round.
1990, Saratoga Springs, New York:
Orlando Canizales KO'd Edwin Rangel in the 5th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Returns
To Las Vegas Sept. 14 Against Otto Wallin
 
The Las Vegas Strip’s most electrifying act is returning for a repeat engagement. Less than three months since his second-round destruction of Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Tyson Fury, a.k.a. “The Gypsy King,” will defend his lineal heavyweight championship versus the undefeated Otto Wallin Saturday, Sept. 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Meng Fanlong: "I Respect The Beterbiev - Gvozdyk Unification Fight, The Winner Better Be Ready For Me"  
In light of the recent news that there will be a light heavyweight world title unification fight between Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) and Russia's Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) in October, Roc Nation Sports boxer Meng Fanlong (15-0, 9 KOs) is looking forward to a timely fight versus the winner of that bout as Fanlong became the #1 mandatory challenger for the title when he beat Adam Deines (17-1, 8 KOs) on June 1.
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  On This Day: Aug 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Eddie Sanchez (11-3-2) a last minute substitute won a 12 round UD over Ranked Jr. Middleweight JC Candelo, shocking upset.
Meanwhile another Shocker took place:
Laredo, Texas:
Yanqui Diaz TKO'd Juan Carlos Gomez in the first round...Go Figure!
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Mark Johnson won an 8 round TD over Jorge Lacierva to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1996, Osaka, Japan:
Keiji Yamaguchi won a 12 round UD over Carlos Murillo to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Tagawa, Japan:
Eloy Rojas won a 12 round UD over Nobutoshu Hiranaka to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Tua won a 10 round UD over Everton Davis.
Andrew Golota TKO'd Jeff Lampkin in the 1st round.
1993, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Juan Coggi won a 12 round UD over Jose Barboza to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Vergil Ortiz Jr.: True Gold Fears No Fire
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos - Golden Boy Promotions

When Vergil Ortiz Jr. (14-0, 14 KO’s) blew through the seasoned veteran Antonio Orozco (28-2, 17 KO’s) in six impressive rounds he not only took another impressive step up the ladder but in so doing proved he is ready to face any and all challenges put in front of him. No matter how high the heat has been turned up, Ortiz always comes out of the fire more refined and ready for the next challenge.
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  On This Day: Aug 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Victoria, Australia:
Sam Soliman won a 12 round UD over Ramon Britez to retain the IBF Pan-Pacific Middleweight Title.
2000, London, England:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Omar Sheika in the 5th round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield won a 12 round UD over John Ruiz to win the Vacant WBA Heavyweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oba Carr won a 12 round SD over Derrell Coley to win the NABF Welterweight Title.
Freddy Pendleton TKO'd Tony Lopez in the 8th round to retain the USBA Light Welterweight Title.
Paul Vaden TKO'd Vincent Petway in the 12th round to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1994, Tucuman, Argentina:
Jorge Castro won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson to win the WBA Middleweight Title.
1988, Melbourne, Australia:
Jeff Fenech TKO’d Tyrone Downes in the 5th to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.

  Sosa KO's Rhodes In 7  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The road back to a world title just got clearer for Jason Sosa. The Camden, New Jersey native and former super featherweight world champion stopped Lydell Rhodes in seven rounds to win his third in a row in front of 1,723 fans at the Liacouras Center.
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  On This Day: Aug 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Mendoza, Argentina:
Julio Pablo Chacon KO'd Edward Barrios in the 5th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Efrain Garcia in the 5th round.
2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Tim Austin won a 12 round UD over Arthur Johnson to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1998, Miami, Florida:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ricardo Kennedy in the 1st round.
1990, Stateline, Nevada:
Hector Camacho won a 12 round UD over Tony Baltazar to retain the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Pernell Whitaker KO'd Juan Nazrio in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Lightweight Titles.
1941, Bronx, New York:
Jake LaMotta won a 6 round decision over Cliff Koerkle.
1931, Los Angeles, California:
Hall of Fame Lightweight Chalky Wright KO'd Baby Jack Dempsey in the 2nd round.
1930, Emeryville, California:
Max Baer KO'd Meyer Christner in the 2nd round.
Boston, Massachusetts:
"Cinderella Man" Jim Braddock lost a 10 round decision to Babe Hunt.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Pop Quiz: Autographed S.O.G. Glove Up For Grabs
 
By William Trillo
If ever there was a microcosm for boxing the last few weeks for The Manly Art of Self Defense would be it. As history tells us boxing can be a topsy turvy world, anything that can happen will. It was literally a “Soup to Nuts” July that has drifted into August now. Any sane boxing aficionado would agree we have a lot more questions than answers right now. That being said I have to wonder what the average boxing fan has to say all this.

With that thought in mind I have put together this surprise little Pop Quiz for y’all to ponder. There is no right or wrong answer so feel free to let your gut feelings be heard. As an added incentive to reply we are randomly selecting one person to win a glove autographed by Andre Ward for answering all the questions.

Simple enough right? So here we go.
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  Jaime Munguia vs. Patrick Allotey & Ryan Garcia vs. Avery Sparrow Headline Sept. 14 In Carson, Ca.  
Golden Boy and DAZN will continue the tradition of delivering pugilistic action on Mexican Independence Day Weekend as Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) takes on Patrick Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. The event will take place on Saturday, September 14 and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  Statement From Regis Prograis & DiBella Entertainment Regarding Prograis' Withdrawal
From The World Boxing Super Series
 
Today in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Regis Prograis and DiBella Entertainment, Inc. filed for a declaratory judgment that Comosa AG, the owner of the World Boxing Super Series, has breached its contractual obligations to Prograis and DBE. Prograis and DBE further informed Comosa that Prograis is withdrawing from the WBSS, effective immediately.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank
Jason Sosa 129 vs. Lydell Rhodes 130.9
Edgar Berlanga 162.3 vs. Gregory Trenel 162.2
Robeisy Ramirez 125 vs. Adan Gonzales 125.3
Paul Kroll 147.9 vs. Shinard Bunch 146.6
Sonny Conto 214.5 vs. Guillermo Del Rio 225.5
Donald Smith 126.5 vs. Raheem Abdullah 124.6
Jeremy Adorno 121.9 vs. Fernando Robles 121

Venue: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Top Rank


  On This Day: Aug 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Newark, New Jersey:
Omar Sheika won a 10 round SD over James Butler.
2002, Marseille, France:
Jean-Marc Mormeck TKO'd Dale Brown in the 8th round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Ben Tackie won a 12 round MD over Ray Oliveira to win the NABF Light Welterweight Title.
1996, Hamburg, Germany:
Darius Michalczewski retained his WBO Light Heavyweight Title when Graciano Rocchigiani was DQ'd in the 7th round.
Phitssanlok, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Shiro Yahiro in the 9th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Sirimongkol Singwangcha TKO'd Jose Luis Bueno in the 5th round to win the WBC Bantamweight (Interim) Title.
1991, Santiago, Chile:
Isidro Perez won a 12 round SD over Alli Galvez to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.

  Before & After: The Incredible
Rebirth Of Mikey Faragon
 
The incredible rebirth of Albany, New York’s Mikey “Baby Face” Faragon (19-1, 9 KOs) is complete and he will return to action in a six-rounder tonight, Friday, August 9, at a GCP and Rapacz Boxing show at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota against Missouri’s Demetrius Wilson.
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  Sosa, Berlanga & Ramirez Ready To Shine In Philly  
Opportunity has knocked for former WBA super featherweight world champion Jason Sosa. After Carl Frampton suffered a freak injury at the fight hotel Monday — a concrete pillar fell and broke his left hand — Sosa's 10-rounder versus Haskell Lydell Rhodes was elevated to the main event.
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  Former World Boxing Champion Ishe Smith
On Sept. 22 Valor Bare Knuckle PPV
 
Cheyenne, Wyoming, August 8, 2019 - Ken Shamrock, the World's Most Dangerous Man and co-founder of Valor Bare Knuckle Inc. (VBK™), today announced he has signed with Integrated Sports Media (ISM), one of the leading distributors of combat sports programming in North America, to present VBK ancillary programs and live fights.
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  On This Day: Aug 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Miami, Florida:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Jorge Barrios in the 12th round to retain the WBO and WBA Super Featherweight Title.
2001, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
Joan Guzman KO'd Hector Avila to win the Vacant WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.
1997, Boston, Massachusetts:
Vince Phillips TKO'd Micky Ward in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1996, Austin, Texas:
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over Javier Jauregui to win the Vacant NABF Featherweight Title.
1991, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Bobby Czyz won a 12 round UD over Bash Ali to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Riddick Bowe KO'd Bruce Seldon in the 1st round.
Charles Brewer TKO'd Joaquin Velasquez in the 2nd round.
1987, Windsor, Berkshire, England:
Rocky Lockridge TKO'd Barry Michael in the 8th round to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Eddie Smith in the 3rd round.
Jakarta, Indonesia:
Jum Hwan Choi TKO'd Azadin Anhar in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lafrenière vs. Cotroni For The
Middleweight Canadian Championship
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, confirmed that the main event of his next boxing show, September 20th at the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre (beside the Olympic Stadium), will oppose two Montrealers in a middleweight (160 pounds) Canadian championship, Francis Lafrenière (19-7-2) and Francesco Cotroni (12-11-1).
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  IBO International Title Announced As Vincent Feigenbutz Eyes Eubank Jr. World Title Shot  
The IBO International super-middleweight title will be on the line when Germany’s Vincent Feigenbutz (30-2, 27 KOs) faces Cesar Nunez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) on August 17 in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Following an emphatic fifth round demolition of Przemyslaw Opalach (27-3, 22 KOs) in January, 23-year-old former WBA super-middleweight World Champion Vincent Feigenbutz is looking to take the next step on his ‘Road to the Top’ and add the IBO International title to his collection.
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  Spectacular Inoue vs. Donaire Ali Trophy
Final Set For Nov. 7 In Saitama, Japan
 
Japan’s ‘Monster’ Naoya Inoue (18-0, 16 KOs) and legendary Filipino-American Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire (40-5, 26 KOs) clash for the 118lb Ali Trophy at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on November 7.

Comosa AG, the organizer of the World Boxing Super Series, is delighted to travel to Japan for the bantamweight final.
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  Barboza, Van Heerden & Alimkhanuly To See
Action At Banc Of California Stadium On Aug. 17
 
Undefeated super lightweight contender Arnold Barboza Jr., South African welterweight contender Chris van Heerden and unbeaten middleweight prodigy Janibek Alimkhanuly will all see action in scheduled 10-rounders Saturday, Aug. 17 at Banc of California Stadium on the undercard of WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel Navarrete’s title defense versus Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca.
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  On This Day: Aug 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor won a 12 round UD over Alfredo Cuevas-non-title bout.
1998, Scarborough, England:
Paul Ingle KO'd Rakhim Mingaleev in the 4th round to win the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Title.
1997, Bangkok, Thailand:
Yokthai Sithoar won a 12 round UD over Jesus Rojas to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Kansas City, Missouri:
Freddy Norwood won a 12 round UD over Agapito Sanchez to retain the IBA Continental Americas Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala TKO'd Roberto Lopez in the 5th round to retain the NABF Bantamweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Aaron Conway in the 1st round.
1987, Miami, Florida:
Sugar Baby Rojas won a 12 round UD over Santos Laciar to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1964, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Nicolino Locche won a 10 round decision over Abel Laudonio in a non-title bout.

  Haney Faces Abdullaev In Crunch
Final Eliminator In New York Sept. 13
 
Devin Haney can take a giant leap towards World title glory when he faces fellow unbeaten star Zaur Abdullaev in a final eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title on Friday September 13 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Danny Roman Makes Fifth Defense Of WBA
Title Against Mandatory Challenger On Sept. 13
 
WBA and IBF World Super-Bantamweight champion Danny Roman takes on lethal WBA mandatory challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev on Friday, Sept. 13 from the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York, live on DAZN in the U.S. and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin
Rescheduled For Oct. 5
 
Undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields’ attempt at history has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 5 live on SHOWTIME. Shields will aim to make history as the fastest fighter in boxing, male or female, to become a three-division world champion when she takes on former world champion Ivana Habazin for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight Title on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT) from Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Mich.
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  Unbeaten Jamaine Ortiz Quickly Earning
Praise As Championship Contender
 
There's a time in every boxer's career when he or she hopes to take the leap from prospect to contender.

While there's no set timetable for when a fighter is supposed to climb the next rung on the ladder, most will know when their time has come. With that designation comes additional responsibilities and expectations. Fights are more competitive, training camps are usually longer and more exhausting and, for the select few lucky enough to get this far, the paydays are much brighter.
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  On This Day: Aug 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Acelino Freitas in the 10th round to win the WBO Lightweight Title.
2003, Temecula, California:
Robbie Peden TKO'd Lamont Pearson in the 7th round to win the vacant USBA Super Featherweight Title.
1999, Dagenham, Essex, England:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Willard Lewis in the 4th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Le Cannet, France:
Acelino Freitas KO'd Anatoly Alexandrov in the 1st round to win the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Pastor Maurin to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1997, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Montell Griffin in the 1st round to regain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
1994, Tokyo, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima won a 12 round UD over Carlos Salazar to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1983, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Rafael Limon in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title.

 

Jean Pascal W TD 8 Marcus Browne Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Jean Pascal W TD 8 Marcus Browne
Adam Kownacki W UD 12 Chris Arreola
Wale Omotoso TKO 3 Curtis Stevens
Marsellos Wilder W UD 4 Nicoy Clarke
Helen Joseph W UD 6 Edina Kiss
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  Undefeated Welterweight Prospect Blair Cobbs Returns Aug. 22 Against Unbeaten Steven Villalobos  
Undefeated welterweight prospect, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (11-0-1, 7 KOs), who is managed by Prince Ranch Boxing and promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, returns to the ring on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, CA. Cobbs will face fellow undefeated foe Steve Villalobos (11-0-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout. On the line will be Cobbs Jr. NABF title.
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  Star Boxing Returns To
Resorts World Catskills Sept. 14
 
Boxing is back in the RW Epicenter at Resorts World Catskills, in collaboration with Star Boxing, on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 pm.

"CATSKILLS CLASH II" will include five bouts on the card, including "Action" Anthony Laureano and Richie "Popeye the Sailor Man" Rivera, who won new titles during their thrilling fights at Resorts World Catskills in June.
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  Fractured Hand Forces Carl Frampton Out Of Saturday’s ESPN+ Main Event At Liacouras Center  
Carl “The Jackal” Frampton was forced to drop out of Saturday’s featherweight main event against Emmanuel Dominguez at the Liacouras Center after fracturing the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. The injury occurred Monday morning at the fight hotel when someone knocked over a concrete structure, which then struck Frampton’s hand.
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  On This Day: Aug 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1995, Bangkok, Thailand:
Chana Porpaoin KO'd Ernesto Rubillar in the 6th round to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
1994, Juarez, Mexico:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez TKO'd Leavander Johnson in the 8th round to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1993, Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Luis Garcia in the 1st round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Gerald McClellan KO'd Jay Bell in the 1st round to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
1989, Sanchongpo, Korea:
Bong Jun Kim won a 12 round MD over Sam-Joong Lee to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Jorge Paez won a 12 round UD over Steve Cruz to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1977, Berlin, Germany:
Rocky Mattioli KO'd Eckhard Dagge in the 5th round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Pipino Cuevas KO'd Clyde Gray in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.

  Cusumano Vying For More Hardware Friday Night  
Juiseppe Cusumano feels as close as he ever has to reaching that magic moment in the sport of boxing most fighters can only dream of.

From his wild win over Brendan Barrett in February to his trip to Alabama a month later to spar with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Cusumano (18-2, 16 KOs) knows greatness is at the doorstep. The ball is in his court, and he's ready to take that next step Friday night at Twin River Casino Hotel.
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  DiBella Entertainment Presents Loaded Broadway Boxing Card From Foxwoods On Aug. 29  
On Thursday, August 29, DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing series will return to Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, with a loaded card headlined by Toka Kahn Clary taking on Irvin Gonzalez in a 10-round super featherweight contest. WBA women's super middleweight world champion Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa will also defend her title in the co-feature. The event will be live streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance.
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  On This Day: Aug 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Zab Judah TKO'd Terron Millett in the 4th round to retain his Light Welterweight Title.
Madison, Wisconsin:
Eric Morel won a 12 round UD over Sornpichai Kratingdaengym to retain his Flyweight Title.
Bones Adams TKO'd Andres Fernandez in the 6th round to retain his Super Bantamweight Title.
1996, Inglewood, California:
Mark Johnson TKO'd Raul Juarez in the 8th round to retain his Flyweight Title.
1961, St Vincent d'Aoste:
Duilio Loi won a 15 round decision over Chris Christensen to retain the World Light Welterweight Title.
Ogden, Utah:
Gene Fullmer won a 15 round SD over Florentino Fernandez to retain the World Middleweight Title.
1931, Brooklyn, New York:
Maxie Rosenbloom won a 15 round decision over Jimmy Slattery to retain the World Light Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Pascal Surprises Browne In New York
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - TGB Promotions

MONTRÉAL - The former WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Jean Pascal, caused a huge surprise Saturday evening in the ring of the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York. He became the first boxer to inflict a defeat to the WBC 175 pounds Interim champion, Marcus Browne, from Staten Island, New York.
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  Fists Fly As Kownacki Defeats Arreola;
Omotoso Plows Through Stevens In 3
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - TGB Promotions

In another fight that should shut up the critics who say the heavyweight division in boxing is dead, Adam Kownacki (20-0, 15 KO’s) and Chris Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KO’s) threw punches at a record breaking pace in this 12 round barnburner. Kownacki and Arreola combined to land a CompuBox heavyweight record 667 punches and combined to throw a CompuBox heavyweight record 2172 punches. It was nonstop action in this battle of the giants that saw Kownacki take a unanimous decision over a never say day challenger in Arreola. The scores all in favor of Kownacki read 118-110, 117-111, 117-111.
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  Michael Conlan Stops Diego Alberto Ruiz In 9  
The sold-out crowd of around 10,000 at Falls Park came to see Michael Conlan put on a memorable show. Conlan, Belfast's featherweight fistic superhero, stepped on the gas late and knocked out veteran Diego Alberto Ruiz in the ninth round of a scheduled 10-rounder Saturday evening under the lights.

With the win, Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs), who is ranked in the top 10 by two of the major sanctioning organizations, moved closer to a world title shot.
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  On This Day: Aug 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Marseille, France:
Lou Del Valle and Bruno Girard fought to a 12 round Draw for the Vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Charles Shufford in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round SD over Bones Adams to win the Vacant IBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Mexicali, Mexico:
Jorge Paez won a 15 round MD over Calvin Grove to win the IBF Featherweight Title.
1985, Seoul, Korea:
Jung Koo Chang won a 12 round UD over Francisco Montiel to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1984, Okinawa, Japan:
Satoshi Shingaki won a 15 round SD over Joves De La Puz to win the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1980, Caracas, Venezuela:
Hilario Zapata won a 15 round UD over Hector Melendez to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1979, Chicago, Illinois:
Ernesto Espana TKO'd Johnny Lira in the 9th round to Retain the WBA Lightweight Title.

  Ievgen Khytrov Stops Gabriel Pham  
On Thursday night, DiBella Entertainment hosted a special edition of its Broadway Boxing Summer Series, titled "Night of the Contenders", from the Monroeville Convention Center, in Monroeville, PA. The event was promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Pinnacle Fighting Championships, and presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance. The action was streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports.
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  Eva Wahlstrom Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title With Split Draw Against Ronica Jeffrey  
World Boxing Council (WBC) female World super featherweight champion Eva Wahlstrom retained her title by fighting to a 10-round split draw last night with challenger Ronica "Queen" Jeffrey at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Wahlstrom vs. Jeffrey was the main event on another RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS series installment, which was streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports
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  On This Day: Aug 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Phoenix, Arizona:
Acelino Freitas won a 12 round UD over Daniel Attah to retain the WBA and WBO Super Featherweight Titles.
Antwun Echols TKO'd Richard Grant in the 3rd round to retain the NABF Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Toppenish, Washington:
Antonio Tarver KO'd Chris Johnson in the 10th round.
Angel Manfredy won a 10 round UD over Lamar Murphy.
1993, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Roy Ritchie in the 7th round to retain the USBA Middleweight Title.
Otis Grant TKO'd Brett Lally in the 4th round to win the NABF Middleweight Title.
1992, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Kevin Daigle in the 2nd round.
1986, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round MD over Rocky Lockridge to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Bangkok, Thailand:
Khaokor Galaxy KO'd Nakarat Kiatsonthaya in the 5th round.

  Weights From Belfast - ESPN+  
Michael Conlan 125.6 lbs vs. Diego Alberto Ruiz 124.8 lbs
Chris Jenkins 146.4 lbs vs. Paddy Gallagher 147 lbs
Luis Arias 161.5 lbs vs. Luke Keeler 161.1 lbs
Steve Collins Jr. 167.1 lbs vs. Padraig McCrory 167.1 lbs
Sean McComb 142 lbs vs. Renald Garrido 143 lbs

Venue: Marquee, Falls Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Promoter: MTK Global, Top Rank


  Cusumano & Ortiz Return To Twin River Aug. 9  
Rivalries renew next Friday as CES Boxing returns to Twin River Casino Hotel with a loaded championship doubleheader to close out the summer season.

Reigning NBA Heavyweight World Champion Juiseppe Cusumano (18-2, 16 KOs) of Sicily looks to add another belt to his collection when he battles "The Gentle Giant" Steve Vukosa (11-1, 4 KOs) of nearby Quincy, MA, in the eight-round main event for the vacant WBC USNBC crown.
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  Murphys Boxing Returns To
Encore Boston Harbor Aug. 23
 
After a sold out debut event last month that saw 2,300 people pack Encore Boston Harbor's Picasso Ballroom, Murphys Boxing is proud to announce an immediate return to the newly opened 2.6 billion dollar resort on Friday, August 23rd.

The stacked card will feature the stateside return of one of Murphys Boxing's most popular fighters, Top 20 world ranked junior middleweight contender, Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan (30-3, 21 KOs) and Top 10 world ranked, Abraham Nova (15-0, 11 KOs) who will defend his NABA Super Featherweight Championship.
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  Statement From Oscar De La Hoya Regarding
The IBF's Decision To Strip Middleweight
World Champion Canelo Alvarez
 
Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, has issued the following statement in response to the International Boxing Federation's decision to strip middleweight world champion, Canelo Alvarez.

"We are extremely disappointed at the IBF for forcing the world's best fighter to relinquish his world title. We have been in serious negotiations with Sergiy Derevyanchenko's promoter. We offered his team an unprecedented amount of money for a fighter of his limited stature and limited popularity, but the truth is that I'm now certain they never had any intention of making a deal. But instead they wanted to force us to relinquish Canelo's belt."
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  Conlan Ready To Put On A Show Versus Ruiz  
The final press conference for Michael Conlan's homecoming bout — Saturday evening at Falls Park against Diego Alberto Ruiz — was a relatively subdued affair compared to what will be a raucous, sold-out atmosphere when he steps into the ring.
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  Maurice Hooker: "I’ll Be Back
Soon And Better Than Ever"
 
On Saturday, July 27th, Roc Nation Sports super lightweight boxer Maurice Hooker (26-1, 17 KOs) was defeated by Jose Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs) in a back and forth brawl that saw the Dallas-native go down in a sixth round technical knockout at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas.

Despite the loss, Hooker is confident that he will rise to the top again, after he takes some much-needed time off to reset and spend time with his family before getting back into a training regime.
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  On This Day: Aug 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Shane Mosley won a 12 round UD over Philip Holiday to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
Angel Manfredy TKO'd Jorge Paez to win the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
1986, Inchon, Korea:
Hi Sup Shin TKO'd Bi Won Chung in the 15th round to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
1980, Detroit, Michigan:
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Pipino Cuevas in the 2nd round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Yasutsune Uehara KO'd Sam Serrano in the 6th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title. Ring Magazine Upset of the Year!
Hilmer Kenty TKO'd Young Ho Oh in the 9th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Tex Cobb TKO'd Ernie Shavers in the 8th round.
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Aaron Pryor KO'd Antonio Cervantes in the 4th round to win the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1975, Managua, Nicaragua:
Roberto Duran KO'd Pedro Mendoza in the 1st round.

  Broadway Boxing Weights  
Ievgen Khytrov 167.6 vs. Gabriel Pham 167.6
Eric Walker 154.2 vs. Jose Antonio Abreu 155
Ivan Golub 148.6 vs. Joaquim Carneiro 150.4
Victor Padilla 139.4 vs. Benjamin Borteye 140.4
Mike Balogun 233.6 vs. Ed Fountain 240.6
Bill Hutchinson 134.4 vs. Charlie Serrano 127.6
Bob Weisen 195.8 vs. Dennis Vance 235

Venue: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Saturday Night's Rising Star Promotions Fight Card
At The Showboat In Atlantic City Postponed
 
This Saturday night's big fight card at The Carousel Room at The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City has been Postponed.

Unforeseen circumstances and logistical issues with some of the bouts is the reason for the show being moved to an early Fall date.

Rising Star Promotions is deeply sorry, and will be back with a great night of action at The Showboat.

Tickets may be returned to the point of purchase.


  Jason Sosa vs. Haskell Lydell Rhodes Pegged For Frampton vs. Dominguez Co-Feature Aug. 10  
Former super featherweight world champion Jason Sosa won’t have to travel far for his next assignment. The native of Camden, New Jersey, will make the short drive to Philadelphia to face veteran Haskell Lydell Rhodes in a 10-round super featherweight bout Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Liacouras Center.
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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.

  The Conlan Revolution Returns To Belfast Saturday  
The show had to go on.

After Olympic nemesis Vladimir Nikitin bowed out due to injury, Michael "Mick" Conlan found a new opponent for his Belfast homecoming in Diego Alberto Ruiz (21-2, 10 KOs).

The veteran from Argentina will look to upset Conlan (11-0, 6 KOs) in front of roughly 10,000 fans Saturday at Falls Park as part of the Féile an Phobail summer festival.
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  On This Day: July 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 15 round UD over Carlos Hernandez to retain the WBC and win the IBF Super Featherweight Titles.
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Roberto Leyva to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez KO'd Heriberto Ruiz in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
2002, Osaka, Japan:
Alexander Munoz KO'd Eiji Kojima in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Nagoya, Japan:
Hideki Todaka won a 12 round UD over Jesus Rojas to win the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Diego Morales TKO'd Ysaias Zamudio in the 9th round to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Jorge Arce in the 11th round to win the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Reynante Jamili in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, New York, New York:
Buddy McGirt KO'd Howard Davis in the 1st round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Rising Prospect Henry Arredondo Returns
To The Ring This Sat. In San Antonio TX
 
Unbeaten super featherweight prospect, Henry "World Star" Arredondo (5-0, 2 KOs), will return to the ring on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Alzafar Shrine in San Antonio, Texas. Arredondo will face Alejandro Moreno (24-39-3, 11KOs), a veteran of over 60 fights, in his first six-round bout as he looks to live up to his "World Star" nickname.
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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.

  Tramaine Williams Defeats Yenefil Vicente
For NABO & USBA Super Bantamweight Title
 
On Saturday, June 27th, Roc Nation Sports super bantamweight boxer Tramaine Williams (19-0, 6 KOs) defeated world rated contender Yenefil Vicente (37-5, 27 KOs) of the Dominican Republic in a 10-round bout at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. To keep his record unblemished, Williams won by unanimous decision via scores of 97-91, 97-91 and 96-92 and now holds the NABO and USBA Bantamweight titles.
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  Serhii Bohachuk Scores Third Round Knockout
In Main Event Of Hollywood Fight Night
 
Sunday night in Hollywood, Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions presented an outstanding night of action-packed boxing at the packed AVALON Nightclub headlined by another sensational performance by fast-rising star, undefeated super-welterweight Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk.

Headlining the nine-bout Hollywood Fight Nights event, the Abel Sanchez trained Bohachuk (15-0, 15 KOs), stayed perfect with a third-round knockout of Fernando ‘El Cacho’ Marin, (16-4-3, 12 KO’s). Using his aggressive style, the Ukrainian native Bohachuk kept the pressure on through the first two rounds ramping up the intensity in the third stanza. Following a barrage of punches landed on Marin, the bout was called to a halt at the 1:25 mark of the third round.
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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.

  Torres Wins The Battle Of The Ruben’s At New Blood  
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

It was time again for another Thompson Boxing Promotions event, New Blood this time, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario CA. The main event of the evening was between junior welterweights Ruben Torres (10-0, 8 KOs) going up against Ruben Tamayo (27-14-4, 18 KOs). This fight was scheduled to go eight rounds. Left hands were the order of the day for Torres. In the opening seconds of the first round a quick little left hand put Tamayo on the canvas. Very shortly thereafter, a little flurry of punches put him down again. But he was able to withstand the round.
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  Ramirez Delivers Stunning KO In Dallas  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom Boxing USA

Jose Ramirez delivered a stunning 6th round KO win over Maurice Hooker to unify the WBC and WBO World Super-Lightweight titles at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Gervonta Davis Defends Super Featherweight World Championship With 2nd-Round KO Of Ricardo Núñez  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Gervonta Davis returned to Baltimore in empathic fashion, defending his WBA Super Featherweight World Championship with a second round technical knockout of mandatory challenger Ricardo Núñez Saturday on SHOWTIME from a sold-out Royal Farms Arena.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Whyte Fails Drug Test;
Whyte vs. Rivas Rematch Very Possible
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Colombian Oscar Rivas (26-1-0) requires a rematch with the British Dilliian Whyte (26-1-0), and he is right in the circumstances.

Whyte, who became the first fighter to beat Rivas in pro boxing last weekend in London, England (unanimous decision of the judges in a WBC elimination heavyweight bout), failed a drug test few hours before the fight with Rivas. Why the London Athletic Commission allowed Whyte to fight Rivas in these conditions? Nobody can answer this question.
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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.

  Weights From Baltimore, MD - SHOWTIME  
Gervonta Davis 129.5 vs. Ricardo Nunez 128.8
(WBA super featherweight title)

*Yuriorkis Gamboa 132.5 vs. Rocky Martinez 133.5
Ladarius Miller 135.2 vs. Jezzrel Corrales 134.4

Malik Hawkins 140.25 vs. Johnathan Steele 139.75
Dylan Price 115.5 vs. Samuel Gutierrez 116
Kareem Martin 139.75 vs. Luis Avila 139.25

NOTES: Gamboa initialed weigh-in at 134.6 pounds, slightly over the contacted catch weight of 134 pounds. He successfully made weight within the allotted two-hour time limit. The previously announced Richardson Hitchins vs. Tyrone Crawley bout is off of Saturday’s card.

Venue: Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  Weights From Arlington, TX - DAZN  
Jose Ramirez 139.5 vs. Maurice Hooker 139.5
(WBC/WBO Super Lightweight Unification)
Tevin Farmer 129.75 vs. Guillaume Frenois 129.5
(IBF Jr. Lightweight Title)
Tramaine Williams 121.75 vs. Yenifer Vincente 121.75
JaBrandon Harris 139 vs. Austin Williams 159.75
Joey Dawejko 261.25 vs. Rodney Hernandez 251.25
Michael Land 130.5 vs. Francisco Martinez 133
Carlos Dixon 166.5 vs. Darius Bagley 159.4

Venue: College Park Center, Arlington, Texas
Promoter: Matchroom


  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.

  Maxim Dadashev GoFundMe Page Information  
In honor of Maxim Dadashev, an official GoFundMe account has been set up in his memory. All proceeds from the page will be donated to Maxim's widow, Elizaveta Apushkina, and their two-year-old son.

Maxim's friends and family would like to thank the entire boxing community for their outpouring of love and support.

To donate, please visit the following page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/madmaxdadashev


  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Ruben Torres, 138.3 lbs. vs. Ruben Tamayo, 138 lbs. (8-rounds)
Anthony Sanchez, 133.7 lbs. vs. James Early, 132.6 lbs. (6-rounds)
Leo Ruiz, 152.5 lbs. vs. Donnis Reed, 152.8 lbs. (6-rounds)
Jose Tito Sanchez, 124.3 lbs. vs. Luis Montellano, 123.5 lbs. (4-rounds)
Chris Crowley, 130.4 lbs. vs. Braulio Avila, 130 lbs. (4-rounds)

Venue: Doubletree Hotel Friday night from Ontario, Ca
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Gervonta Davis vs. Ricardo Núñez
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Two-time super featherweight champion and Baltimore native Gervonta “Tank” Davis went face to face with mandatory challenger Ricardo Núñez Thursday at the final press conference before Davis defends his WBA title in his hometown this Saturday from Royal Farms Arena in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Jessie Magdaleno vs. Rafael Rivera Set For
Navarrete vs. De Vaca ESPN Co-Feature Aug. 17
 
Former junior featherweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno will take on Rafael Rivera in a 10-round featherweight clash Saturday, Aug. 17 at Banc of California Stadium. The Magdaleno-Rivera fight will be the co-feature underneath Emanuel Navarrete’s WBO junior featherweight world title defense against Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca.
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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.

  Ruben Torres Faces Toughest Challenge
Of His Career On Friday Night
 
Rising lightweight Ruben Torres (9-0, 7 KOs) makes his headlining debut against veteran Ruben Tamayo (27-13-4, 18 KOs) this Friday, July 26, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Thompson Boxing caught up with Torres and got his take on facing the veteran Tamayo in his main event debut, how he handles life as a college student and full-time boxer and how he prepared for his first eight-round fight.
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  Hooker: "My Team Is Perfect For Me"  
Maurice Hooker has credited his tight-knit team for getting him to the edge of greatness as he prepares to face Jose Ramirez in a World Super-Lightweight unification battle on Saturday night at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Hooker (26-0-3 17 KOs) penned a deal with Matchroom Boxing USA and DAZN alongside his long time promoters Roc Nation Sports last July as he entered a new phase of his career as WBO ruler having travelled to Manchester to take the title from Terry Flanagan in June 2018. The 29 year old saw off the challenges of Alex Saucedo and Mikkel LesPierre on the road before landing the unification clash with Ramirez (24-0 16 KOs) on home turf.
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  Undefeated Top-10 Ranked Prospects Shohjahon Ergashev & Arnold Khegai Return To ShoBox Aug. 23  
A pair of undefeated and top-10 ranked prospects will return to ShoBox: The New Generation in separate tests on Friday, August 23 to round out a tripleheader telecast live on SHOWTIME from Main Street in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Hard-hitting super lightweight Shohjahon Ergashev (16-0, 14 KOs) of Uzbekistan, who is ranked in the top-10 in three of the four major sanctioning bodies, will return for his third ShoBox appearance against power-punching Mexican Abdiel Ramirez (24-4-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-round bout.
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  Two-Time Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta Davis Set To Make Baltimore Boxing History  
Two-time super featherweight world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis will make history on Saturday, July 27 when he becomes the first Baltimore native to make a homecoming defense in nearly 80 years.

Davis will defend his WBA Super Featherweight World Championship against mandatory challenger Ricardo “Científico” Núñez live on SHOWTIME from Royal Farms Arena in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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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.

  Jose Ramirez: "Pressure Is Off Me In Texas"  
Jose Ramirez believes all the pressure is on hometown favorite Maurice Hooker as they clash for the WBO and WBC World Super-Lightweight titles at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas on Saturday night, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

WBC ruler Ramirez (24-0 16 KOs) has his own fortress in Fresno, California, where he’s successfully defended his title twice in the last ten months since landing the vacant belt against Amir Imam in New York last March.
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  Top Rank's Statement On
The Passing Of Maxim Dadashev
 
Top Rank is devastated to report that Maxim Dadashev passed away earlier this morning due to injuries sustained during last Friday's bout. Maxim was a talented fighter inside the ring and a loving husband and father outside the ropes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Said Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum: “Maxim was a terrific young man. We are all saddened and affected by his untimely death.”


  Luis Feliciano Faces Genaro Gamez
In Super Lightweight Showdown Aug. 22
 
A pair of undefeated super lightweight prospects will collide at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, as Luis Feliciano (12-0, 8 KOs) takes on Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-0, 6 KOs) in the 10-round main event of the August 22nd edition of Thursday Night Fights.

Feliciano, 26, is defined by his humility outside the ring and his killer instinct inside it. The Milwaukee, Wis. native has garnered a large following in Puerto Rico, where he has fought several times since turning pro in 2017. Now, Feliciano — who is under the tutelage of renowned trainer Ben Lira and manager Ralph Heredia — is ready to take his career to the next level.
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  Vergil Ortiz Jr., Hector Tanajara Jr. & Joshua Franco Discuss Training Camp Under Robert Garcia  
Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs), Hector "El Finito" Tanajara Jr. (17-0, 5 KOs) and Joshua "The Professor" Franco (15-1-1, 7 KOs) discussed training camp under renowned trainer Robert Garcia ahead of their respective fights. All three fighters will return on the Ortiz vs. Orozco card, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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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.

  Yuriorkis Gamboa Training Camp Quotes  
Former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa will look to put himself squarely back into world title contention when he faces fellow former champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez on Saturday, July 27 live on SHOWTIME from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.

Gamboa last fought in November 2018, when he dropped Miguel Beltran Jr. on his way to earning a unanimous decision in their 10-round fight. He took the momentum from that fight directly into camp for his matchup against Martinez.
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  "Rockin' Fights" Delivered Heat To The Paramount  
Star Boxing's "Rockin' Fights" on Friday night brought the summer heat to The Paramount. All five bouts were fan friendly, with thrilling action form start to finish.

In the main event DANNY "EL GALLO" GONZALEZ (now 18-2-1 7KO's) went to war with JEROME "CONQUEROR" CONQUEST (now 10-5 1KO) in a classic New York vs Philadelphia battle. From the opening bell both fighters were going for broke, later turning into an all out war for the WBC FECARBOX Silver super lightweight title. Both Gonzalez and Conquest had impressive moments in the first half of the fight, letting their hands fly and scoring to both the body and the head. In the second half of the fight Gonzalez showed off his incredible stamina and punch rate by continuously bringing the fight to Conquest. At the end of the 10th round both fighters emptied the tank and left everything they had in the ring. Gonzalez's work rate was very impressive, winning a clear, but tough, unanimous decision. With the win, Gonzalez is the new WBC FECARBOX Silver Champion.
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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.

  Not So Fast Retirement Home!
Pacquiao Beats Thurman & Wins The Title
 
By Dave Wilcox
Photos: Cantinflas

Las Vegas - A raucous sellout crowd of 14,356 filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena to its brim on Saturday night as Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) was set to defend his WBA Super Welterweight belt against the living legend, Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs).
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  Thieves Steal Gloves At Fantasy Springs;
Challengers Take Titles On Golden Boy Card
 
By William Trillo
The only thing hotter than the Indio desert was the fighter’s gloves that were stolen before the show began. Cameras caught the criminals as they left the resort with the tools of the trade in tow but they were long gone before anyone realized what had happened. Fortunately there is always an alternate set of gloves chosen so the show would go on as scheduled. And oh what a show it was.
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Tureano Johnson RTD 9 Jason Quigley Photo Gallery
Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Leonardo Baez W UD 10 Alberto Ezequiel Melian
Ricardo Rafael Sandoval KO 5 Marco Sustaita
Carlos Morales KO 2 Rosekie Cristobal
Marlen Esparza W UD 8 Sonia Osorio
Charles Huerta W UD 8 Recky Dulay
Anthony Reyes KO 1 Gilberto Duran
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Nikita Miroshnichenko W UD 6 Jordan Rosario
Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Josue Rosa W UD 4 Steven Lopez
Zach Dubnoff W UD 4 Davonn Boone
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  Lomachenko vs. Campbell Set For London
Showdown At The O2 Arena On Aug. 31
 
London called. Loma answered.

WBA/WBO lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound Picasso and two-time Olympic gold medalist, will defend his belts Saturday, Aug. 31, against fellow Olympic gold medalist “Cool Hand” Luke Campbell, the pride of Hull, England, at The O2 in London.

The vacant WBC world lightweight title will also be up for grabs in this battle of 2012 London Olympic gold medalists.
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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.

  Pacquiao Defeats Thurman To Become
4-Time Welterweight Champion
 
Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

In a high action fight that saw Manny Pacquiao put Keith Thurman down in round one the aged warrior from The Philippines won yet another title. With a split decision victory Pacquiao not only defeated Thurman but he also took Father Time down for the count as well. Final scores of the battle read 114-113 Thurman and 115-112 twice in favor of Pacquiao. With the victory Senator Pacquiao takes home the WBA Super World Welterweight Title.

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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dillian Whyte Becomes The First Fighter To Beat Oscar Rivas; Earns Fight With Deontay Wilder Next
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The British Dillian Whyte won the most important fight of his boxing career Saturday night at the Greenwich Arena in London, England. He became the first fighter toi inflict a defeat to the Montrealer Colombian Oscar Rivas (26-1-0). He won by unanimous decision in 12 rounds. In winning this WBC elimination bout, Whyte (26-1-0) has the guaranty to face the WBC heavyweight world champion, the American Deontay Wilder (41-1-0), in the months to come.
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  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.

  Teofimo Lopez Defeats Masayoshi Nakatani  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Next up for Teofimo Lopez – a title shot. Lopez passed the toughest test of his young career, defeating the previously undefeated Masayoshi Nakatani via unanimous decision (118-110 2x and 119-109) in an IBF lightweight world title eliminator in front of 2,100 fans at The Theater at MGM National Harbor.
This was the first time Lopez had gone past seven rounds.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Crucial Bout For Oscar Rivas
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer Colombian heavyweight Oscar Rivas will soon have the most crucial fight of his pro boxing career. Saturday evening in the ring of the Greenwich Arena in London, England, Rivas (26-0-0) will face the British Dillian White (25-1-0) in a WBC elimination bout. White is ranked WBC first contender, and Rivas is ranked 10th by the WBC, seventh by the WBA, eight by the IBF and fifth by the WBO.
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  Gervonta Davis Baltimore Media Workout Quotes  
Two-time Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis participated in an open to the public workout on Thursday evening at his Baltimore training camp where he donated tickets to a local charity for his homecoming title defense against mandatory challenger Ricardo “Cientifico” Núñez on Saturday, July 27 live on SHOWTIME from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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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.

  Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Undefeated Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant and unbeaten Mike Lee had a tense face-off and exchanged words Thursday at the final press conference before their showdown that headlines FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX & FOX Deportes this Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Weights From Long Island  
Danny Gonzalez 139.6 vs. Jerome Conquest 138.4
Ronnie Austion 146 vs. Dennis Okoth 146.6
Tyrone James 154.2 vs. Ray Oliveira Jr. 152.8
Justice Bland 120 vs. Rafael Castillo 122.4
Juan Mancilla 153.2 vs. Jermaine Corley 150.4

Venue: The Paramount, in Huntington, Long Island
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing


  Weights From Maryland - ESPN+  
Teofimo Lopez 134.4 vs. Masayoshi Nakatani 134.4
Maxim Dadashev 139.2 vs. Subriel Matias 139.8
Esquiva Falcao 162.4 vs. Jesus Gutierrez 161.2
Dusty Hernandez Harrison 159.8 vs. Juan De Angel 164.8
Cassius Chaney 252.8 vs. Joel Caudle 255.6
Patrick Harris 138.6 vs. Donald Ward 138.4
Tyler Howard 161.8 vs. Jamaal Davis 161.8
Tyler McCreary 133.2 vs. Cris Rosales 134

Venue: MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland
Promoter: Top Rank


  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
Estephan Will Present Two
Pro Boxing Shows In 72 Hours
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, the Montrealer businessman Camille Estephan, confirmed his decision to present two pro boxing shows in three days at the end of September at the Montréal Casino. The first boxing show will be Thursday evening, September 26th, and the second one will be the Saturday afternoon September 28th.
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  Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde Mandatory Bout Scheduled For Aug. 24 In Chelyabinsk, Russia  
Fighting in his own hometown for the first time in his professional boxing career, WBO World Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) takes on the WBO's mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) of the UK, on Saturday, August 24th at the Traktor Arena in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The event will be presented by RCC Promotions, Main Events, Krusher Promotions and Queensberry Promotions. This will be Kovalev's 16th consecutive world title bout. That is more than the three other light heavyweight champions combined.
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  Teofimo Lopez: "Nobody Is
Going To Stand In My Way"
 
Teofimo Lopez is on the fast track to a world title shot. Standing in his way is a fellow unbeaten fighter, Masayoshi Nakatani, the longtime OBPF lightweight king who represents the stiffest test of Lopez's young career.

Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) and Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs) will meet Friday at MGM National Harbor in an IBF world title eliminator, with the winner assured a shot at world champion Richard Commey later this year. The stakes are high, and Lopez, who has never gone past seven rounds as a pro, might have to go significant professional rounds for the first time. The consensus 2018 Prospect of the Year, Lopez has knocked out his last five opponents, most recently stopping Edis Tatli in five rounds April 20 on the Terence Crawford-Amir Khan pay-per-view undercard.
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  Golden Boy Postpones Canelo Fight  
Golden Boy and Canelo Alvarez have made the strategic decision to postpone their typical September fight. The decision was made in an effort to secure the right opponent and to do justice to the level of promotion required for a boxing star of his magnitude. Though Canelo typically fights in May and September, it is not without precedent to fight later in the year as Canelo did fight in December of 2018 in Madison Square Garden. Canelo's next fight will now take place later in 2019.

"As a Mexican, it's a responsibility and an honor to represent my country in both May and September," said Canelo Alvarez. "Those are my dates. However, as a world champion in multiple weight classes, I also have the responsibility of delivering the most exciting and competitive fights possible. That's why Golden Boy and my team have decided to postpone the date in order to do right by my fans by promoting the best fight possible and with the best opponent possible."


  Weights From Costa Rica  
Hanna Gabriels 150 vs. Abril Vidal 149
(WBA Female Super Welterweight Title)
O’Shaquie Foster 130 vs. Jesus Bravo 127
Trey Lippe-Morrison 230 vs. Pedro Martinez 218
Abram Martinez 147.5 vs. Jorge Mendez 142

Venue: Gimnasio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Weights From Fantasy Springs  
Jason Quigley 159.4 vs. Tureano Johnson 159
Alberto Melian 121.2 vs. Leonardo Baez 121.2
Marlen Esparza 111.2 vs. Sonia Osorio 111.8
Anthony Reyes 121.2 vs. Gilberto Duran 119.8
Ricardo Sandoval 112 vs. Marco Sustaita 110.8
Carlos Morales 135 vs. Rosekie Cristobal 135
Charles Huerta 132.3 vs. Recky Dulay 133

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


  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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Charles Huerta: Fighter-Mentor-Father
 
By William Trillo
There are days that you can walk into a boxing gym and as soon as you step in you realize the tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife. Other days you know from the moment you step in that the atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is enjoying the work they are putting in. Such was the case at The Maywood Boxing club as I ventured in to take a look at and speak with one of my personal favorite fighters from Southern California, that being Charles Huerta (20-6, 12 KO’s). The gym welcomed me with open arms and it was a perfect day to get some inside pre-fight talk.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Sweet Pea
 
By William Trillo
It’s hard to put into words how I felt when I heard about the tragic and untimely passing of the great champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker. For years I followed his storied career and was always amazed at how he so gracefully performed in the ring. Without question he is one the all time best.

I was fortunate enough to have met Pernell a few years back at a Main Events promoted show. My lasting impression of that night was how he casually walked around the event seemingly unaware that everyone was in awe of his presence. He was humble almost to the point of appearing timid as those in attendance clamored to meet the champ.
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Shakur Stevenson KO 3 Alberto Guevara Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Joshua Greer Jr. W MD 12 Nikolai Potapov
Vito Mielnicki KO 1 Tamarcus Smith
Julian Rodriguez KO 1 Hevinson Herrera
Vijender Sarinana TKO 4 Michael Snider
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  Vargas Handles Kameda; Rios Shocks De La Hoya  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

From Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA, Golden Boy Promotions featured a classic matchup between unbeaten WBC super bantamweight champion, Rey Vargas (34-0, 22 KO’s) of Mexico City against Japanese assassin Tomoki Kameda (36-3, 20 KO’s). Vargas out boxed Kameda in nearly every round. His defense was impregnable, his stiff jab was in Kameda’s face all night, and his footwork kept him out of trouble whenever Kameda made an attempt to rush him.
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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.

  HBO Sports Statement On
The Passing Of Pernell Whitaker
 
“Pernell Whitaker was beautiful -- both as a fighter and as a human being. An artist in the ring, “Sweet Pea” appeared on our World Championship Boxing platform for a decade (1990-1999), giving fans many unforgettable moments. His is a Hall of Fame legacy, which we are forever grateful to call our own heritage. Pernell’s passing is a great loss. We send our condolences to his family, as well as his extended family at Main Events and throughout the boxing community.”

  Yordenis Ugas Camp Quotes  
Welterweight contender, Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) wrapped up his final day of training camp and talks about his up coming showdown with Omar Figueroa Jr. (28-0-1, 19 KOs), a 12-round bout that will serve as the co-main event to Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs. WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith "One Time" Thurman, ahead of their Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View main event this Saturday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Benavidez vs. Collazo & Navarrete vs. De Vaca
Set For Aug. 17 At Banc Of California Stadium
 
The soccer field will become a fistic battleground Saturday, August 17, as Jose Benavidez Jr. will battle former world champion Luis Collazo in a 10-round welterweight co-feature at Banc of California Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC.
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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.

  Shakur Stevenson Knocks Out Alberto Guevara In 3  
Ever since he turned pro following the 2016 Olympics, featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson wanted to return home to Newark. In front of 5,150 fans at Prudential Center, Stevenson, the WBO No. 1 contender, knocked out two-time world title challenger Alberto "Metro" Guevara (27-5, 12 KOs) in the third round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

“That was a great performance I put on for the city of Newark. Top Rank, y'all all have to give me better competition I want the IBF and WBO {titles}. I would love to go to England to fight Josh Warrington," Stevenson said. "I surprised myself today. I was going to the body a lot. I saw him at the weigh-in. He didn’t look like he was in shape.
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  Greg Vendetti Defeats Michael Anderson
By Unanimous Decision
 
In the first ever ticketed event at Encore Boston Harbor, the brand new 2.6 billion dollar resort casino located on Boston's waterfront, a sold out crowd of 2,300 fans watched hometown hero, Greg Vendetti (22-3-1, 12 KOs) score a shutout unanimous decision over Newark, New Jersey's Michael Anderson (17-3-1, 12 KOs) to capture the IBA Junior Middleweight World Championship.
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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.

  Undefeated Heavyweight Prospect Jermaine Franklin Jr. Escapes With Split Decision Over Jerry Forrest  
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin Jr., escaped with a narrow split-decision victory over Jerry Forrest in the main event Friday night on ShoBox: The New Generation from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

Two of the judges scored the fight 97-93 for Franklin with the third judge seeing it 96-95 in favor of Forrest.
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  Undefeated Cruiserweight Constantin Bejenaru Returns With TKO Victory At Battle At The Boat 122  
Tonight on the un-televised undercard of the SHOWTIME televised “Battle at the Boat 122” at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, cruiserweight contender Constantin Bejenaru (14-0, 4 KOs) got back to business after a year and a half away by pounding out a sixth-round TKO (time 2:02) over Mexican veteran Jose Corral.
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  Weights From Carson, Ca. - DAZN  
Rey Vargas 121.4 vs. Tomoki Kameda 121.4
(WBC Super Bantamweight Title)
Diego de la Hoya 121 vs. Ronny Rios 121
Joet Gonzalez 125.2 vs. Manuel Avila 125
Rocky Hernandez 130 vs. Roger Gutierrez 129.6
Alexis Rocha 145.8 vs. Berlin Abreu 145.4
Ruslan Madiyev 139 vs. Ricky Sismundo 139
Jousce Gonzalez 134.6 vs. Jorge Padron 134.4
Jonathan Esquivel 161.8 vs. Gregory Clark 161.2

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Newark, NJ - ESPN, ESPN+  
Shakur Stevenson 126 vs. Alberto Guevara 125.4
Joshua Greer Jr. 117.4 vs. Nikolai Potapov 117.4
Josue Vargas 141.8 vs. Manuel Lopez 142.4
Vito Mielnicki Jr. 146 vs. Tamarcus Smith 139
John Bauza 138.2 vs. Angel Sarinana 137
Julian Rodriguez 140.8 vs. Hevinson Herrera 140
Vijender Singh 169 vs. Mike Snider 168.6
Joseph Adorno 134.8 Adriano Ramirez 134.4

Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Promoter: Top Rank


  Undefeated Super Middleweight Vladimir Shishkin
To Face DeAndre Ware ShoBox Main Event Aug. 23
 
Undefeated super middleweight prospect Vladimir Shishkin will make his ShoBox: The New Generation debut against the streaking DeAndre Ware on Friday, August 23 live on SHOWTIME from Main Street in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Shishkin (8-0, 5 KOs) is a fast-rising 168-pound prospect from Russia who has secured a top-10 rating in the WBC and top-15 position in the WBA in just eight fights. The 27-year-old will make his U.S. and national television debut in a 10-round showdown with Ware (13-1-2, 8 KOs), an all-action fighter who is coming off a career-best win over then-undefeated Ronald Ellis in February on ShoBox.
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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).

  Rey Vargas vs. Tomoki Kameda
Final Press Conference
 
WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Rey Vargas (33-0, 22 KOs) and No. 1 Contender and former world champion Tomoki "El Mexicanito" Kameda (36-2, 20 KOs) hosted their final press conference today at the DoubleTree By Hilton in Carson, Calif. ahead of their 12-round fight. The event will take place Saturday, July 13 at Dignity Health Sports Park and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez
Headlines Aug. 31 In Minneapolis
 
Former world champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara looks to get one step closer to returning to the world championship ranks when he battles Ramon Alvarez in a 12-round bout for the Interim WBA Super Welterweight title in the primetime main event of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, August 31 from The Armory in Minneapolis.
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  Caleb Plant Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes  
Undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant hosted a media workout on Wednesday at his Las Vegas training camp as he discussed his first title defense against unbeaten Mike Lee that headlines FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Weights From Hollywood, FL - Telemundo  
Derrieck Cuevas 146.4 vs. Jesus Alberto Beltran 146
Mussa Tursyngaliyen; 127.4 vs. Ricardo Nuñez 126.2″
Ivan Dychko 237.2 vs. Nate Heaven 236.2
Jessy Cruz 130 vs. Isco Carranza 128.6
Jorge Romero 123 vs. Silvester Kanalas 118
Ulysses Diaz 184.2 vs. Mike Swayer 183.4
Phillip Seide 183.6 vs. Blake Davis 184.2
Luis Melendez 129 vs. Eduardo Melendez 127.6

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Heavyweight Factory


  Weights From Saudi Arabia  
Amir Khan 146.4 vs. Billy Dib 145.3
Prince Patel 117.5 vs. Michell Banquez 117.5
Dave Penalosa 124.7 vs. Lerato Dlamini 125.4
Hughie Fury 218.5 vs. Samuel Peter 261.2
Zoirov Shakhobidin 119.5 vs. Sandeep Bhatti 120.8
Rakesh Lohchab 132.5 vs. Zuhayr Al-Qahtani 134.5
Rodrigo Caraballo 145.5 vs. Sajid Abid 147.5
Abdul Julaidan Fatah 159.6 vs. Kyle Lomotey 160
Michael Hennessy Jr. 158.7 vs. Farhad Hazratzada 157.8
Hemi Ahio 234.8 vs. Ali Kiydin 219.6

Venue: King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Promoter: Super Boxing League


  Undefeated Super Bantamweights Raeese Aleem vs. Ernesto Delgadillo Headlines Aug. 23 In Houston, TX  
Undefeated super bantamweight's Raeese Aleem and Ernesto Delgadillo will meet in the eight-round main event of a big night of boxing that is set fro Friday night, August 23rd at The Arabia Shrine Center in Houston, Texas.
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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.

  Canelo Alvarez Wins Prestigious
2019 ESPY Award For Best Boxer
 
Golden Boy is proud to share the exciting news that Canelo Alvarez, boxing's biggest star and the veritable king of the middleweight division, has won the prestigious 2019 ESPY award for Best Boxer.

"I want to thank the ESPY Awards for having nominated me as best boxer of the year," said Canelo Alvarez. "And more than anything I want to thank the fans for allowing me to win. I am very thankful. Thank you, and we will be working toward even more. God willing, we will be working towards more, and we will keep making the best fights, and I will keep being the best boxer. Thank you to everyone. Thank you to my fans. Thank you to all the people at the ESPYs. Your friend Canelo sends his salutations!"
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  Feigenbutz Continues Road To
The Top Against Nunez On Aug. 17
 
On August 17, German knockout specialist Vincent Feigenbutz (30-2, 27 KOs) will take the next step on his ‘Road to the Top’ against unbeaten Spaniard Cesar Nunez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

“Vincent Feigenbutz is a local hero in Ludwigshafen and over the last few years he has established himself as one of Europe’s most dangerous boxers,” said Feigenbutz’s promoter Nisse Sauerland. “The Friedrich-Ebert-Halle is a venue we love coming to and I know the arena will be electric once again on August 17!”
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  Juan Estrada Faces Dewayne Beamon
In Mexican Defense On Aug. 24
 
Juan Francisco Estrada will defend his WBC and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight titles against Dewayne Beamon at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday August 24, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Estrada (39-3 26 KOs) became a two-weight World champion by ripping the belts from Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in April to exact revenge in a classic as they rematched in The Forum in LA where they had provided a fight of the year contender in February 2018.
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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.

  Dmitry Bivol Seeks Biggest Fights At
Light Heavyweight Or Super Middleweight
 
Returning to Los Angeles to commence training last week, WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion, Dmitry Bivol, (16-0-0, 11 KOs), is seeking the toughest challenges and the biggest fights next for his career. The 28-year-old native of St. Petersburg, Russia, fighting out of Los Angeles, CA has made five successful defenses of his world title since becoming world champion in 2017.
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  Welterweight Michael Faragon
Returns To Action On August 9
 
Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the return of Schenectady, New York’s Michael “Baby Face” Faragon (19-1, 9 KOs). Faragon will resume his long-term promotional deal under the GCP banner and return to action on August 9 at a GCP and Rapacz Boxing show at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota against Missouri’s Demetrius Wilson.
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  Heavyweights Wallin & Flores Both Expecting
Victory When They Clash On ShoBox This Friday
 
Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin says he has too many physical advantages, while former world title challenger BJ Flores says he has too much experience to lose their upcoming 10-round clash.

WBA No. 5-ranked Wallin (20-0, 13 KOs) and Flores (34-4-1, 21 KOs) will meet this Friday, July 12, in the co-featured bout of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader telecast (live on SHOWTIME 10 p.m. ET/PT) from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
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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.

  Keith Thurman Reviews His Title Defense
Fights Prior To Manny Pacquiao
 
Keith "One Time" Thurman’s victories have always been the center of conversation. Even with nine championship fights and eight title defenses already under his belt, his Saturday, July 20 fight against Manny Pacquaio could prove to be the most significant, as he steps onto boxing’s biggest stage looking to capture a momentous victory.
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  Farmer vs. Frenois Clash In Texas On July 27  
Tevin Farmer will defend his IBF World Super-Featherweight title against Guillaume Frenois at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas on Saturday July 27, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Farmer (29-4-1 6 KOs) makes the fourth defense of his IBF crown inside a year of winning the vacant title in Australia in August against Billy Dib, stopping James Tennyson in five rounds in Boston in October in his first defense and then going the distance in his next two wins – in New York against Francisco Fonseca in December and then a homecoming St Patrick’s weekend clash in Philadelphia against Irishman Jono Carroll.
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  Young Guns "Who's 0 Will Go" At The
Floresville TX Event Center July 27
 
TMB & PRB Entertainment presents, Young Guns "Who's "0" Will Go", a spectacular professional boxing event taking place at the Floresville Event Center on July 27, 2019, featuring some of San Antonio's finest young fighters.

Showcased on the card will be Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated rising stars, 18-year old featherweight Ricky "El Castigo" Medina (4-0, 3 KOs), and welterweight "Prince" Hector Coronado (2-0, 2 KOs), who will both be fighting in separate 4-round bouts. Medina will battle Miguel Moreno (0-1), while Coronado who is age 22, will square off against Adam Ealoms (3-17-3, 1 KO).
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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.

  Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions Hollywood Fight Nights Returns To The Avalon On July 28  
Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions presents the eighth installment of their acclaimed ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ series at the legendary AVALON on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The eight-bout event is headlined by a ten-round clash between Fast Rising Star and Super Welterweight Knockout Artist, Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk, (14-0-0, 14 KOs) of Los Angeles, CA and Mexican Warrior Fernando ‘El Cacho’ Marin, (16-3-3, 12 KOs), of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
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  Co-Main Event & Exciting Undercard Announced
For Championship Fight Series On July 12
 
Miami via Cuba prospect Livan “Machine Gun Kid” Navarro’s eight-round welterweight showdown against Mexico City veteran Diego “Demoledor” Cruz will serve as the televised co-main event for the Friday, July 12, “Championship Fight Series” boxing event at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Too Old To Rock N Roll,
Too Young To Die
 
By William Trillo
It was only moments after The Fantasy Springs Casino Showroom shook from the 7.1 magnitude temblor that Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull belted out their classic tune, “Too Old To Rock N Roll, Too Young To Die”. It couldn’t have been a more fitting song as the sexagenarian crowd didn’t think about leaving the shaking arena as Tull played on without missing a beat. It was Rock N Roll (take term literally) at its finest.
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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.

  Shakur Stevenson Now Battles Former World
Title Challenger Alberto Guevara On July 13
 
Eight days before his homecoming at Prudential Center, top featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson has a new opponent. Former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla dropped out of the bout, and two-time world title challenger Alberto “Metro” Guevara will face Stevenson in the 10-round main event.

Stevenson-Guevara and the 12-round IBF bantamweight eliminator for the No. 2 ranking featuring Joshua Greer Jr. and Nikolai Potapov will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
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  Uprising Promotions Returns
To Club Amazura On July 12
 
Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions will be returning to Club Amazura on Friday, July 12, once again presenting an entertaining night of boxing in association with The New Mexican Promotion.

“We look forward to putting on another great night of fights alongside The New Mexican Promotion,” said Ronson Frank, President of Uprising Promotions. “We have a nice mix of local prospects and action fighters who should keep the fans on their feet throughout the whole card. We have received great support from the boxing community at each and every one of our shows at Club Amazura, and we do not expect July 12 to be any different.”
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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.

  Roach: "The Dud Abides"  
There are no holidays for the reigning Fighter of the Decade and boxer laureate Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) as he continues to train for his upcoming challenge of undefeated WBA welterweight super champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs), from Clearwater, Florida. The two warriors are just 16 days away from their world championship collision.

“The only hot dog Manny is thinking about is Keith Thurman,” said Hall of Fame trainer world-famous Freddie Roach. “Thurman talks a good game but we’ll see if he can cut the mustard with Manny on July 20. Manny is 10 years Thurman’s senior and yet this will be Manny's third world championship fight over the past 12 months. Activity keeps fighters sharp. The lack of activity explains why Thurman has looked worse and worse over his last three fights. He's like the Jeff Bridges character in The Big Lebowski. He just seems to be fighting as little as possible to keep his title. Only Thurman's not The Dude, he's The Dud. Manny will sizzle and Thurman will fizzle when they battle it out in the ring at the MGM Grand on July 20. After that, it will be champagne and Lobster Thurmandor for us. Happy Fourth of July!”


  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.

  Rockin' Fights Returns To The Paramount July 19  
Star Boxing is pleased to announce its return to Long Island, New York, after three months on the road, for another edition of the critically acclaimed "Rockin' Fights" series on July 19th. Bringing a thrilling, New York centric professional boxing card, with an international flair, has become common place at Star Boxing's "Rockin' Fights" series, and July 19th will be no exception.
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  Michael Conlan vs. Diego Alberto Ruiz
Set For Historic Belfast Showdown Aug. 3
 
Michael Conlan has a new opponent for his Belfast homecoming. Conlan, who was originally slated to face former Olympic nemesis Vladimir Nikitin, will take on the dangerous Diego Alberto “El Profeta” Ruiz in a 10-round featherweight showdown Saturday, Aug. 3 at Falls Park as part of the city’s annual Féile an Phobail summer festival.
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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!!

  Roach: "Thurman Is Slower Than Heinz Ketchup"  
The reigning Fighter of the Decade and boxer laureate, Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), has two weeks of rigorous training at world-famous Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club, six weeks total, under his belt. Manny is in full throttle for his challenge of undefeated WBA welterweight super champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs), from Clearwater, Florida, which takes place in 17 days.
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  Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee Teleconference Transcript  
Ray Flores: We greatly appreciate the media joining us from wherever they are around the world and we are very excited for Saturday July 20. We have the Super Middleweight Champion of the World Caleb "Sweethands" Plant putting his title on the line against unbeaten Mike Lee. It is the IBF Super Middleweight Championship of the World on the line from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It is FOX PBC Fight Night live on FOX and FOX Deportes and it all starts at 7 ET/4 PT. Brought to you by TGB Promotions and Sweethands Promotions.
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  Christian Carto Returns On Aug. 3 At
The Showboat Hotel In Atlantic City
 
Wildly popular bantamweight Christian Carto returns to action in a six-round bout on Saturday, August 3rd at The brand new Carousel Room inside the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card, which is promoted by Rising Star Promotions, marks the 2nd card over a 14-day period at The Showboat. The show will come on the heels of the July 20th card, which will be headlined by world-ranked junior middleweight, Thomas LaManna.
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  Gamboa vs. Martinez & Miller vs. Corrales
On Davis vs. Núñez Undercard July 27
 
Former world champions Yuriorkis Gamboa and Roman “Rocky” Martínez will battle in a 10-round lightweight attraction while lightweight contender Ladarius “Memphis” Miller meets former world champion Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales in a 10-round showdown live on SHOWTIME Saturday, July 27 from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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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.

  Heavyweights Franklin & Forrest Predicting Knockouts On ShoBox July 12  
Both Jermaine Franklin and Jerry “Slugger” Forrest are predicting knockouts when the two heavyweights face off in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, July 12.

Franklin (18-0, 13 KOs) from Saginaw, Mich., and Forrest (25-2, 19 KOs), of Newport News, Va., will meet in the 10-round main event live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. Battle at the Boat 122 is presented by Salita Promotions and Brian Halquist Productions.
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  Carl Frampton vs. Emmanuel Dominguez
Headlines Philly Throwdown On Aug. 10
 
Carl “The Jackal” Frampton is on the hunt for another world title. Frampton, the former two-division world champion from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will make his first stateside appearance in more than two years in a 10-round featherweight bout against the hard-hitting Emmanuel Dominguez on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Liacouras Center.
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  Eros Correa Remains Undefeated
With Unanimous Decision Victory
 
This past Saturday, Cali Boxing Management's super bantamweight prospect, Eros Correa (8-0, 6 KOs), remained undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Javier Miranda. The 6-round bout took place at the Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Mexico and was promoted by GM3 Boxing and Gonzalez Boxing Promotions.
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  Oubaali vs. Villanueva Bantamweight World Title Bout Headlines Landmark Event In Kazakhstan Sat.  
Nordine Oubaali is set to make the first defense of his WBC world bantamweight title against tough Filipino contender Arthur Villanueva Saturday at Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, as part of the nation’s celebration of Capital City Day.

Oubaali-Villanueva will be the official co-feature, as a crowd of more than 10,000 fans is expected to watch unbeaten hometown hero Zhankosh Turarov fight Mauro Maximiliano Godoy in the 10-round main event for the vacant WBO Intercontinental junior welterweight title.
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  Cuevas Preparing For War In Puerto Rico vs.
Mexico Matchup Against Beltran On July 12
 
WBA #13-rated welterweight Derrieck “Pretty Boy” Cuevas is training ferociously in preparation to defend his homeland in a classic “Puerto Rico vs. Mexico” televised 10-round main event on Friday, July 12.

Cuevas (21-0-1, 14 KOs) of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, will defend his WBA Fedelatin Welterweight Championship against Los Mochis, Mexico’s Jesus Alberto “Barretero” Beltran (17-2-2, 10 KOs) in the headlining bout of Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory’s, in association with All Star Boxing, “Championship Fight Series” at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.
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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.

 

Chad Dawson W UD 8 Quinton Rankin Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Tramaine Williams W UD 10 Neil John Tabanao
Jose Rivera W UD 6 Luca Podda
Oscar Bonilla W UD 6 Julio Perez
Marisa Belenchia W UD 4 Delaney Owen
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Roy Stays Undefeated After Seven Pro Bouts
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The welterweight (147 pounds) Sébastien Roy, from Thetford Mines, stayed undefeated Saturday evening at the Thetford Mines Arena, in beating the French Algerian Medhi Kasimi by unanimous decision in six rounds. Roy has now a pro boxing record of 7-0-0, versus 10-8-2 for Kasimi.
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  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.

  Beltran Loses The Battle At The Scale
And Then The Fight In The Ring
 
By Dave Wilcox
Photos: William Trillo

Temecula, CA. - The Pechanga Resort and Casino played host for Friday Night Fights, as ESPN’s Top Rank Boxing came to town. In the main event, IBF Lightweight Champ, Richard Commey of Ghana was set to defend his belt against former champ, Ray Beltran of Phoenix, Az.
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  WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo Defends Title With Unanimous Decision Over Brandon Adams  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

In front of a sold out crowd of his hometown fans, WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo defended his new title for the first time and kept his unbeaten record in dominating fashion against Brandon Adams Saturday night at NRG Arena live on SHOWTIME.
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  Andrade Dominates Sulecki In Hometown Defense  
Demetrius Andrade produced a dominant performance in shutting out Maciej Sulecki to defend his WBO World Middleweight title for the second time against Maciej Sulecki at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Dawson Survives Knockdown
To Beat Rankin In Comeback Fight
 
Back in the ring for the first time in more than two years, former world champion and pound-for-pound king Chad Dawson shook off some early rust and survived a flash knockdown Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino to earn a hard-fought win over Quinton Rankinat the Fox Theater.
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  Catskills Clash Official Results  
Star Boxing's Catskills Clash had something for every boxing fan; history, thrilling action, knockouts, upsets and championship worthy fights. While this was the first professional boxing card at newest and closest integrated casino resort to Manhattan (Resorts World Catskills) and the return of boxing to the storied Catskills, it certainly will not be the last. The Catskills long awaited boxing return took over Resorts World Catskills on Friday night, and delivered in every aspect leaving captivated fans electrified.
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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.

  Commey Stops Beltran In 8  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The young champion took the old veteran to school. Richard "RC" Commey made the first defense of his IBF world lightweight title, knocking down former world champion Ray Beltran four times en route to an eighth-round knockout in front of 2,795 fans at Pechanga Resort Casino.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dicaire & Zewski In The Winning Circle
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire proceeded to a second successful defense of her world female championship Friday evening at the Montréal Casino Cabaret. Dicaire kept her IBF super welterweight (154 pounds) championship of the world in beating the Swedish Maria Lindberg (17-5-2) by unanimous decision in 10 rounds. The judges scored the fight 98-92, 99-91 and 99-91 for the Montrealer.
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  Weights From Houston, TX - SHOWTIME  
Jermall Charlo 159.5 vs. Brandon Adams 160
(WBC Middleweight Title)
Erickson Lubin 153.8 vs. Zakaria Attou 153.75
Eduardo Ramirez 125.2 vs. Claudio Marrero 125.75

Venue: NRG Arena, Houston, Texas
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Providence, RI - DAZN  
Demetrius Andrade 159.9 vs. Maciej Sulecki 159.5
(WBO Middleweight Title)
Khalid Yafai 114.5 vs. Norbelto Jimenez 114.5
(WBA Super Flyweight Title)
Joseph Parker 241.5 vs. Alex Leapai 254.2
Mark DeLuca 157.8 vs. Brandon Brewer 157.4

Venue: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing


  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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dicaire & Zewski Determined
To Win These Significant Bouts
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire and Michael Zewski, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, will have significant bouts Friday evening at the Montréal Cabaret Casino. Dicaire (15-0-0) will proceed to the second defense of her IBF female super welterweight (154 pounds) championship of the world, against the Swedish Maria Lindberg (17-4-2), and Zewski (32-1-0), the WBC International welterweight champion, will face Abner Lopez (27-9-1), from Phoenix, Arizona, in a NABO and IBF North American championships.
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  Weights From Temecula, CA - ESPN  
Richard Commey 134.4 vs. Ray Beltran 136.8*
(IBF Lightweight World Title)
*Beltran 1.8 pounds over the lightweight limit and not eligible to win the title

Other Weights:
Carlos Adames 154 vs. Patrick Day 153.8
Raymond Muratalla 135.2 vs. Agustine Mauras 137.4
Elvis Rodriguez 139.6 vs. Joaquin Chavez 141
Saul Rodriguez 130.6 vs. Miguel Angel Gonzalez 130.4
Chris Zavala 129.4 vs. Prisco Marquez 129.8
Dmitry Yun 135.6 vs. Jose Antonio Meza 135.2
David Kaminsky 162 vs. Osbaldo Gonzalez 162.8
Junior Fa 259.6 vs. Dominick Guinn 234.2
Ruben Rodriguez 145.6 vs. Vicente Morales 147.4

Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino
Promoter: Top Rank


  Catskills Clash Weights  
Richie Rivera 187.8 vs. Brian Howard 189.6
Dylan Moran 144.4 vs. Dennis Okoth 144.8
Anthony Laureano 142.8 vs. Dieumerci Nzau 141.8
Robert Duran Jr. 147.4 vs. Jermaine Corley 148
Lawrence King 184.8 vs. Perez Aughtry 181.8

Venue: Resorts World Catskills, Monticello, NY
Promoter: Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing


  Demetrius Andrade vs. Maciej Sulecki
Final Press Conference
 
On Saturday night, WBO Middleweight World Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs) will make his second middleweight title defense against dangerous challenger Maciej Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, and live exclusively on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Two-division world champion Andrade, 31, will fight for the first time as a professional in his hometown of Providence where he is largely considered the top amateur in Rhode Island history. The winner of Saturday night’s scrap on DAZN could catapult themselves into consideration for a huge middleweight title unification fight.
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  Jermall Charlo vs. Brandon Adams
Final Press Conference
 
Unbeaten middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and middleweight contender Brandon Adams went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they square off this Saturday night in the main event live on SHOWTIME from NRG Arena in Houston and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Also facing off at Thursday’s press conference, and competing in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING action beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT were super welterweights Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and France’s Zakaria Attou, who meet in a WBC title eliminator, plus Mexico’s Eduardo Ramirez and hard-hitting Claudio Marrero, who compete in a WBA featherweight title eliminator.
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  Caleb Plant Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant discussed his current training camp as he prepares for his first title defense against unbeaten Mike Lee in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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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.

  Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: WBC Franchise Champion  
The World Boxing Council has finalized the process of the appointment of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as Franchise Champion.

During its recent mid-year meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, the WBC Board of Governors approved rule 3.26 of the WBC Rules and Regulations, which creates the designation of WBC Franchise Champion.

The Franchise Champion is a special designation and status which the WBC may bestow to a current WBC World Champion, who is also an elite boxer and who has achieved and maintains the highest of statures in the sport.
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  Commey vs. Beltran Press Conference Quotes  
The road to lightweight supremacy continues Friday at Pechanga Resort Casino when IBF world lightweight champion Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) makes the first defense of his title against former lightweight world champion Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs).
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  Keith Thurman Training Camp Quotes  
Keith Thurman's head trainer Dan Birmingham is typically a man of few words who likes to keep his focus on his job; which is training, coaching and creating world champion boxers. So when Dan speaks, people listen. His Mr. Miyagi-style message ahead of Keith's blockbuster PBC on FOX Sports pay-per-view showdown versus Manny Pacquiao?
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  ShoBox Heading To Battle At The Boat 122 On July 12  
SHOWTIME is coming back to the Emerald Queen Casino.

Battle at the Boat, the nation’s longest running tribal boxing series, will hold its 122nd installment on Friday, July 12 in Tacoma, Wash. The card, which will be televised live on the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, "ShoBox: The New Generation,” will feature undefeated heavyweight contenders Jermaine Franklin and Otto Wallin, and rising undefeated super featherweight Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti.
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  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.

  Pedro Moreno Returns To Hometown Of Sacramento In "Path To Glory" Main Event This Friday  
Junior welterweight Pedro Melo (11-0, 7 KOs) makes his first appearance of the year as the headlining attraction of "Path to Glory" this Friday from Omega Products International in Sacramento, Calif.

Moreno, a former Silver Gloves Champion and U.S. Junior Olympic team member, faces fellow prospect Gilberto Espinoza (11-1, 6 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in the 8-round main event.
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  Shakur Stevenson To Fight Franklin Manzanilla
In Newark Homecoming On July 13
 
Newark native Shakur Stevenson has graduated from co-headliner to center stage performer. Stevenson, a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, will return home for the first time as a professional when he faces former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla in a 10-round featherweight bout Saturday, July 13 at Prudential Center.
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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.

  Andrade: "Providence Will See Greatness On Saturday"  
Demetrius Andrade believes his big homecoming night will be the perfect showcase to secure blockbuster fights as he defends his WBO World Middleweight title against Maciej Sulecki on Saturday June 29 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Andrade (27-0 17 KOs) fights at home for the first time as a World champion in the second defense of the 160lb crown he landed in Boston in October against Walter Kautondokwa and then stopped Artur Akavov in New York in January in his first defense.
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  Undefeated Tramaine Williams
Returns At Foxwoods On June 29
 
Roc Nation Sports today announced that featherweight boxer Tramaine Williams (17-0, 6 KOs) will continue his amazing journey in 2019 when he returns the ring in a ten-round bout on June 29th at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT where he will take on tough veteran opponent Neil John Tabanao (17-5, 11 KOs). “Homecoming Kings”, is Live Championship Boxing presented by CES Boxing, that will also feature several additional fights including another New Haven boxer, Chad Dawson.
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  Ryan Walsh vs. Lewis Paulin & Ohara Davies vs. Miguel Vazquez Headline June 28 In London  
British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh will make the sixth defense of his title in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten Lewis Paulin on the latest edition of #MTKFightNight Friday, June 28 at York Hall in London.

In the 10-round super lightweight co-feature, loquacious contender Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies will take on former lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez.
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  Yunusov Stops Luna 2  
Three-time Olympian, Anvar Yunusov remained perfect by stopping Angel Luna in the 2nd round of their scheduled eight-round junior lightweight bout.

The fight headlined an eight-bout card at The 2300 Arena and was promoted by King's Promotions in association with Titans Boxing Promotions.
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  Catskills Clash Set For This Friday
At Resorts World Catskills
 
Star Boxing is pleased to announce the card for CATSKILLS CLASH at Resorts World Catskills on June 28th. The much-anticipated night of fights is expected to be the first of many professional boxing cards at Resorts World Catskills. Fans will enjoy an ABO America's Championship Triple Header, and a night of fights featuring five undefeated prospects.
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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.

 

D'Mitrius Ballard ND 3 Elais Espadas Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Eddie Gomez KO 2 Saul Corral
Franchon Crews TKO 5 Kayla Williams
Gabriel Pham W UD 6 Jaba Khositashvili
Mike Reed W UD 6 Angel Hernandez
George Rincon KO 4 Greg Young Jr.
Dan Murray W UD 4 Leonardo Kenon
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  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.

  Thorslund Dominates Adams
To Defend WBO World Title
 
Photo: KGZ Fougstedt

Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) defended her WBO Female World Super Bantamweight title with a dominant display against mandatory challenger April Adams (11-2-1, 4 KOs) last night at the Forum Horsens in Denmark.
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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.

  Cancio Stops Machado Early To Retain His Belt  
By William Trillo & Albert Castillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Super featherweight Andrew Cancio (21-4-2, 16 KO’s) left no room for doubt in this rematch with Alberto Machado (21-2, 17 KO’s). From the onset Cancio had the look of a determined Champion on his face. In the early moments of round one it also appeared that Machado had the title on his mind. In fact Machado may have won the first round.
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  Undefeated Super Welterweight Prospect Sebastian Fundora Scores TKO Over Manuel Zepeda  
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

Undefeated prospect Sebastian Fundora used his five-and-a-half-inch height advantage to cruise to victory Friday night in his first ShoBox: The New Generation appearance, forcing a TKO stoppage of Manuel Zepeda after four rounds from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Anvar Yunusov 126.3 vs. Angel Luna 125.5
Colby Madison 236.6 vs. Robert Simms 227.4
Hector Mercado 148.3 vs. Paul Kroll 151.5
Lionell Tidwell 122.3 vs. Rasheen Brown 122.6
Jonathan Torres 118.6 vs. Hugo Rodriguez 117.6
James Martin 145.7 vs. Kashon Hutchinson 144.8
Weusi Johnson 127.8 vs. Kevin Asmat 130.7
Khainell Wheeler 167.2 vs. Tywaski Hendrix 166.7

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena


  Eddie Gomez Explosive In Stopping
Saul Corral In Two Rounds
 
Split-T Management's welterweight contender Eddie Gomez won his 3rd straight bout as he annihilated Saul Corral in two rounds of their scheduled 10-round bout at The Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In round two, Gomez dropped Corral with a hard right. Seconds later, it was a crushing double-left to the body that sent Corral to the canvas. Corral was hurt, and then a clipping left sent him down for a 3rd time. Gomez ended the fight with a devastating flurry of punches that had the referee stop the bout as Corral was falling for a 4th and final time at 1:55.
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  Erickson Lubin Training Camp Quotes  
Hard hitting super welterweight Erickson “Hammer” Lubin discussed his upcoming showdown and more from training camp as he prepares to take on France’s Zakaria Attou in a WBC title elimination bout in the co-main event Saturday, June 29 live on SHOWTIME from NRG Arena in Houston, Texas.

The broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by unbeaten top middleweight Jermall Charlo battling contender Brandon Adams in a 12-round showdown.
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  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.

  Jermell Charlo vs. Jorge Cota Fight
Week Media Workout Quotes
 
Former world champion Jermell Charlo and hard hitting Jorge Cota took part in a media workout Thursday as they near their main event showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes this Sunday night from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
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  Weight From Indio, Ca. - DAZN  
Andrew Cancio 130 vs. Alberto Machado 129.8
(WBA Super Featherweight Title)

Angel Acosta 108 vs. Elwin Soto
(WBO Light Flyweight Title)

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


  Weights From Sloan, Iowa - ShoBox  
Sebastian Fundora 152.75 vs. Manuel Zepeda 152.25
Michel Rivera 134.5 vs. Rene Giron 135
Yeis Solano 134.5 vs. Elias Araujo 133.75

Venue: WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa
Promoter: Sampson Boxing


  Undisputed Middleweight Champion Claressa
Shields Sustains Minor Injury In Training;
Ivana Habazin Fight To Be Rescheduled For Fall
 
A minor injury in training has forced undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields to suspend training and postpone her bid to become the fastest fighter in boxing history, male or female, to become a three-division world champion.

Shields injured her knee doing roadwork early this week, while preparing to take on former world champion Ivana Habazin for the vacant WBO Super Welterweight Championship on Saturday, August 17, at the Dort Federal Event Center in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Mich., and televised live nationally on SHOWTIME.
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  Gervonta Davis Baltimore Press Conference Quotes  
Baltimore-native and two-time super featherweight world champion Gervonta “Tank’ Davis greeted fans in his hometown Wednesday at an open to the public press conference at the Mondawmin Mall as he previewed his upcoming title defense against Ricardo Núñez Saturday, July 27 live on SHOWTIME from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
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  World-Ranked Junior Middleweight Thomas LaManna Headlines On July 20 At The Carousel
Room At The Showboat Hotel In Atlantic City
 
World-Ranked junior middleweight contender Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna will be back in action on Saturday, July 20th at The brand new Carousel Room inside the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City.

LaManna will headline a massive 10-bout card that is promoted by Rising Star Promotions.
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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.

  Sulecki: "Andrade Is A Weak Middleweight"  
Sulecki (28-1 11 KOs) travels to the champion’s backyard for his first World title challenge as Andrade (27-0 17 KOs) puts his strap on the line for the second time.

The Pole landed the clash having seen off Gabriel Rosado in a wild clash for the WBO International title in Philadelphia in March, where he floored Rosado in the first and eighth rounds but then hit the canvas twice in the ninth before winning on points after ten.
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  Jermall Charlo Houston Media Workout Quotes  
Unbeaten interim WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo hosted a media workout Wednesday as he prepares for his title defense against Brandon Adams in the main event live on SHOWTIME Saturday, June 29 from NRG Arena in Charlo’s hometown of Houston.

Charlo last fought in Houston in 2012 in just his ninth professional fight and will be headlining in his hometown for the first time on June 29.
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  Kazuto Ioka Stops Aston Palicte In 10th
Round To Become 4-Division World Champ
 
History was made today in Japan as local favorite Kazuto Ioka, (24-2, 14 KOs) stopped his Filipino challenger, "Mighty" Aston Palicte, (25-3-1, 21 KOs) midway through the 10th round to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization's (WBO) junior bantamweight title, and become the first Japanese boxer to be world champion in four different weight classes.

  Brandon Adams Training Camp Quotes  
Middleweight contender Brandon Adams has been working hard at The Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career when he takes on unbeaten interim WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo, on Saturday June 29 at NRG Arena in Houston and live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
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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.

  Top Prospects Sebastian Fundora & Manuel Zepeda Talk Training Camp Ahead Of June 21 ShoBox Main Event  
Undefeated super welterweights Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora and Manuel “Baby” Zepeda are ready to clash in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader this Friday, June 21, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.
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  Blair Cobbs Returns To The Ring This Friday,
June 21 At Fantasy Springs Casino In Indo, CA
 
Undefeated NABF (Junior) welterweight prospect, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (10-0-1, 6 KOs), who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing and is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, returns to the ring this Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, CA. Cobbs will face Robert Redmon Jr. (7-1-2, 6 KOs) in an 8-round bout shown live on DAZN as the opening bout of the telecast.
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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.

  Punch Out In Pico Rivera  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

And the party continued in Pico Rivera last Saturday night with Red Boxing Promotions hosting a number of fights for up and comers. These young fighters did not disappoint as they came ready to slug it out to climb the proverbial ladder to stardom.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kean Took His Revenge;
Stops Carman In The Third Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
SHAWINIGAN - The heavyweight Simon Kean promised to his fans to take his revenge on the boxer Dillon Carman… and he kept his promise Saturday evening in the ring of the Shawinigan Arena.

Kean attacked with rage in the third round, he provoked a knockdown with a great left hook on the chin. And few seconds after, he attacked again with rage, Carman looked in serious trouble, and the referee intervened to stop the bout and declare Kean big winner.
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  Caleb Plant Las Vegas Media Roundtable Quotes  
Undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant hosted a Las Vegas media breakfast roundtable Saturday morning as he discussed his upcoming title defense Saturday, July 20 against unbeaten Mike Lee in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX and FOX Deportes from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Parker Meets Leapai In Rhode Island June 29  
Joseph Parker will face Alex Leapai on his return to action at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday June 29 live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Parker (25-2 19 KOs) returned to action in December with a third round KO win in Christchurch following two huge fights in the UK, first taking on Anthony Joshua in a unification blockbuster in Cardiff in March 2018 and then shared 12 rollercoaster rounds with Dillian Whyte in London in July.
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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.

  Fury The Entertainer Defeats Schwarz In 2  
By Librado Andrade
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Heavyweight Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KO’s) did his best Apollo Creed imitation as he entered the ring against Tom Schwarz (24-1, 16 KO’s). It was an easy fight for Fury but he kept it entertaining before he stopped Schwarz by a second round TKO.
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  Darmani Rock Remains Undefeated With
Knockout Over Raymond Ochieng In Jacksonville
 
On Friday, June 14th, Roc Nation Sports heavyweight boxer Darmani Rock (16-0, 11 KOs) defeated Raymond Ochieng (26-24, 21 KOs) in his competitor’s home state of Florida at the Maxwell Snyder Armory in Jacksonville. The defeat came by way of knockout in the second round as Rock served Ochieng a crushing right hand body shot.
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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.

  Angel Ruiz Scores Another First Round KO Win  
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Thompson Boxing Promotions’ Path to Glory took place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. The main event of the evening was a fight scheduled for eight rounds in the welterweight division, and featured Angel Ruiz (14-0, 11 KOs) going up against Miguel Zamudio (43-13-1, 27 KOs).
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  Tyson Fury Blows Away Schwarz In 2 Rounds  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Tyson Fury came to Las Vegas. He fought. He conquered.

Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs), the lineal heavyweight world champion, defended his title for the fourth time via second-round TKO over previously undefeated German challenger Tom Schwarz (24-1, 16 KOs) at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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  Golden Boy Hollywood Results  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Seniesa Estrada (17-0, 7 KO’s) stopped Gretchen Abaniel (18-11, 6 KO’s) inside of 4 rounds as Abaniel was unable to continue. That was the third loss in a row for Gretchen which makes one wonder how she was a viable opponent for Estrada who was fighting (term used loosely) to retain her World Boxing Council Silver Female Light Flyweight Title.
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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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kean Determined To Take Revenge;
Carman Believes He Will End Kean’s Boxing Career
 
By Daniel Cloutier
SHAWINIGAN - The Canadian heavyweight Simon Kean is clearly determined to take his revenge on Dillon Carman. This rematch will be presented Saturday evening at the Gervais Auto Centre Arena in Shawinigan.

In October 2018 at the Videotron Centre in Québec, Carman (14-4-0), a boxer from Toronto, became the first fighter to beat Kean (16-1-0) in pro boxing. He won this bout by KO in the fourth round. In this fight, Carman hurt his opponent several times.
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  3-Time, 2-Division World Champion
Jose Antonio Rivera Goes Out On Top
 
Three-time, two-division world champion "El Gallo" Jose Antonio Rivera concluded his remarkable 26 ½-year professional boxing career last night, winning a hard fought, eight-round split decision over Travis "Sweet Feet" Scott, in the "Quest For 50" main event at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+, ESPN2  
Tyson Fury 263 vs. Tom Schwarz 245.5
Jesse Hart 174 vs. Sullivan Barrera 173.5
Andy Vences 129 vs. Albert Bell 129
Mikaela Mayer 130.2 vs. Lizbeth Crespo 131
Isaac Lowe 124.6 vs. Duarn Vue 123.8
Cem Kilic 168 vs. Martez McGregor 166.5
Sonny Conto 214.4 vs. Daniel Infante 221.5
Guido Vianello 238 vs. Keenan Hickman 268.5
Peter Kadiru 233 vs. Juan Torres 258.

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  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.

  Mark Deluca vs. Brandon Brewer Added To
Andrade vs. Sulecki On June 29 In Providence, RI
 
Murphys Boxing is proud to announce NABA super welterweight champion, Mark DeLuca (23-1, 13 KOs) will face undefeated Canadian contender, Brandon Brewer (23-0-1, 11 KOs) on the undercard of the middleweight world championship bout between Demetrius Andrade and Maciej Sulecki live on DAZN on Saturday, June 29th in Providence, Rhode Island.
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  Weights From Riga, Latvia - DAZN  
Mairis Briedis 198.1 vs. Krzysztof Glowacki 197.5
(WBC/WBO cruiserweight titles)
(WBSS Cruiserweight Semifinal)
Yunier Dorticos 199.3 vs. Andrew Tabiti 199.3
(IBF Interim Cruiserweight Title)
(WBSS Cruiserweight Semifinal)

Venue: Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
Promoter: Sauerland Event


  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Angel Ruiz, 146.4 lbs. vs. Miguel Zamudio, 147 lbs. (8-rounds)
Richard Brewart, 153 lbs. vs. Antonio Durate, 153.2 lbs. (6-rounds)
Mario Hernandez, 116.4 lbs. vs. Victor Trejo Garcia, 116.2 lbs. (6-rounds)
Oscar Torrez, 216.7 lbs. vs. Siala Siligia, 273.8 lbs. (4-rounds)
Tito Sanchez, 131.6 lbs. vs. Pedro Melo, 131.4 lbs. (4-rounds)

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


  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
Ask The “Expert”?
 
By William Trillo

You know that newly crowned heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. has really shook up the world when thriving internet websites like www.melmagazine.com reach out to yours truly to explain one of the biggest upsets in the heavyweight division since Tyson vs. Douglas.
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  Jason Quigley To Defend NABF Middleweight Championship Against Tureano Johnson
July 18 At Fantasy Springs
 
Undefeated Irish contender Jason Quigley (16-0, 12 KOs) will return to the ring to defend his NABF Middleweight Title against battle-tested Tureano Johnson (20-2-1, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event of the July 18 edition of the Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. The fights will be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation.
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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.

  Tyson Fury Media Workout Quotes  
The undefeated lineal heavyweight champion of the world — Tyson Fury AKA "The Gypsy King" — put on a show Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas at the media workout to promote Saturday's title defense against Tom Schwarz at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

In the co-feature, former two-time super middleweight world title challenger Jesse "Hollywood" Hart will make his light heavyweight debut versus longtime contender Sullivan Barrera.
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  Promising Welterweight Angel Ruiz
Makes Headlining Debut This Friday
 
Unbeaten welterweight prospect Angel Ruiz (13-0, 10 KOs), who has won his last four contests by knockout, makes his headlining debut this Friday on "Path to Glory" against veteran Miguel Zamudio (43-12-1, 27 KOs).

The 8-round main event originates from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

For the first time in his career, Ruiz, 21, faces a quality veteran that may pose problems for the young southpaw.
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  Undisputed Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields Fights To Become Three-Division World Champion In Hometown Debut Against Ivana Habazin August 17  
Undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields will aim to make history by becoming the fastest fighter in boxing, male or female, to become a three-division world champion when she takes on former world champion Ivana Habazin Saturday, August 17 live on SHOWTIME. The showdown for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight Title headlines a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Dort Federal Event Center in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Mich. The vacant WBC Women’s Diamond Super Welterweight Championship will also be on the line in Shields’ first professional fight in her hometown.
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  Yafai Defends WBA Super Flyweight Title
Against Jimenez In Providence On June 29
 
Kal Yafai will defend his WBA World Super-Flyweight title against Norbelto Jimenez on Saturday June 29 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Yafai (25-0 15 KOs) puts his title on the line for the fifth time and the Birmingham star returns to action following a points win over Israel Gonzalez in Monte Carlo in November. The unbeaten champion makes his second appearance on American soil after forcing David Carmona to retire after dominating the Mexican over seven rounds.
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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.

  Gassiev Makes Heavyweight Debut
Against Dawejko On July 29
 
Murat Gassiev will make his long-awaited Heavyweight debut against Joey Dawejko on Saturday July 29 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Gassiev has made the move up to join the big guns following an impressive run at Cruiserweight where his reign as IBF champion began when he ripped the title from Denis Lebedev in December 2012 and then stopping Krzystof Wlodarczyk and WBA champion Yuniel Dorticos in thrilling fashion to reach the final of the World Boxing Super Series.
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