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  Maurice Hooker To Fight New Opponent Uriel Perez In Comeback Bout On Dec. 20  
Today, Roc Nation Sports announced that Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker will take on new opponent, Uriel “Bombardero” Perez (19-4, 17 KOs), in his December 20th matchup in Phoenix, Ariz. Maurice’s previously announced opponent, Pedro “Roca” Campa (31-1, 21 KOs), withdrew from the fight due to an eye injury acquired while sparring.
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  On This Day: Dec 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tunica, Mississippi:
Tim Austin TKO’d Bernardo Mendoza in the 1st round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1998, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Will Grigsby won a 12 round UD over Ratanapol Sor Vorapin to win the Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO’d Kenny Mitchell in the 2nd Round to win the NABF Super Batamweight Title.
1993, Puebla, Mexico:
Michael Nunn won a 12 round UD over Merqui Sosa to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Simon Brown KO’d Terry Norris in the 4th round to win the WBC Light Middleweight title in The Ring Magazine “Upset of the Year”.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO’d Andy Holligan in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Stateline, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez KO’d Manny Melchor in the 11th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.

  Two-Division World Champion Danny Garcia
Takes On Ivan Redkach In WBC Welterweight
Title Eliminator Live On Showtime Jan. 25
 
Two-division world champion Danny “Swift’’ García returns to the ring to take on hard-hitting slugger Ivan “El Terrible’’ Redkach in a 12-round WBC welterweight title eliminator Saturday, January 25 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in a Premier Boxing Champions event.

In the co-feature, former unified 154-pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd will return to battle all-action Francisco “Chia” Santana in a 10-round super welterweight contest, plus sensational super bantamweight Stephen “Cool Boy Steph’’ Fulton will face undefeated Arnold Khegai in a 12-round WBO Super Bantamweight title eliminator to open SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING action at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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  Mikey Garcia Returns Feb. 26  
Mikey Garcia has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA.

Former four-weight World king Garcia (39-1 30 KOs) will return to action on February 29, exclusively live on DAZN, as the California favorite looks to regain his World champion status and continue his glittering career at the elite level.

Garcia, who turned 32 today (December 15) will step back into the ring early in 2020 for the first time since moving up two-weights in March to face Welterweight ruler Errol Spence in a bid to win World honors at a fifth weight, and Garcia is on the hunt for more World title clashes and big name showdowns to add further scalps to a stellar resume that boasts wins over the likes of Adrien Broner, Roman Martinez and Orlando Salido – and Garcia believes that the best is yet to come.
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  Alycia Baumgardner Stops Christina Del Valle Pacheco In Opening Round In Main Event  
Alyica Baumgardner was sensational in stopping Christina del valle Pacheco in the 1st round of their scheduled eight-round junior lightweight bout that headlined a nine-bout card at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, Pa.

The show was promoted by King's Promotions.

Baumgardner sent Pacheco to the canvas in round one with a chopping right to the head. Baumgardner finished off Pacheco by landing a flush combination that left Pacheco defenseless and the bout was stopped at 1:46.
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  On This Day: Dec 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Ashmore, Queensland, Australia:
Shannan Taylor KO'd Plaisakda Singwangcha in the 2nd round - Vacant WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Santa Ynez, California:
Ebo Elder TKO'd Courtney Burton in the 12th round - WBO NABO Lightweight Title.
Mike Arnaoutis TKO'd Jauguin Gallardo in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1999, Guadalajara, Mexico:
Oscar Larios TKO'd Saul Briseno in the 10th round - Mexican Super Bantamweight Title.
Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Michael Rask in the 7th round - WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Paul Spadafora TKO'd Renato Cornett in the 11th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Joe Mesi TKO'd Gary Winmon in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Thias, France:
Laurent Boudouani won an 8 round decision over Kevin Pompey - Non Title.
1996, Pikeville, Maryland:
Obed Sullivan won a 12 round UD over Sam Hampton - IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Larry Donald won a 10 round UD over James Gaines - Non Title.
Hasim Rahman KO'd Herman Delgado in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Greg McGhee in the 2nd round - Non Title.

 

Terence Crawford TKO 9 Egidijus Kavaliauskas
Photo Gallery

Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Terence Crawford TKO 9 Egidijus Kavaliauskas
Teofimo Lopez TKO 2 Richard Commey
Michael ConlanW UD 10 Vladimir Nikitin
Josue Vargas W UD 10 Noel Murphy
Julian Rodriguez W UD 8 Manuel Mendez
George Kambosos W SD 10 Mickey Bey
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  Vergil Ortiz Jr.'s Stock Keeps Rising  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

Golden Boy Productions put together one of its best cards at Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort in Indio California this past Friday night. In the main event Texan, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KO’s) remained perfect, destroying Brad Solomon of Douglasville, Georgia to retain the WBA Gold Welterweight Title.

Solomon is a top fighter and demonstrates excellent boxing skills featuring a pesky jab and good hand speed. However, Vergil Ortiz Jr. proved tonight that he is on another level and ready for the prime time. He fought a spectacular fight dropping Solomon in the fourth round with a stiff jab.
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Vergil Ortiz Jr. KO 5 Brad Solomon Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Bektemir Melikuziev W UD 10 Vaughn Alexander
Alberto Machado KO 2 Luis Porozo
Alexis Rocha RTD 5 Roberto Valenzuela Jr.
Luis Feliciano W UD 10 Herbert Acevedo
Serhii Bohachuk KO 5 Carlos Galvan
Ferdinand Kerobyan KO 1 Fernando Carcamo
Erik Bazinyan KO 3 Saul Roman
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  On This Day: Dec 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Lemoore, California:
Steve Forbes won an 8 round SD over Ricardo Barajas - Non Title.
Los Angeles, Ca:
Brian Viloria KO'd Angel Priolo in the 7th round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade TKO'd Thomas Reid in the 4th round - Non Title.
Hollywood, Florida:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Irene Pacheco in the 11th round - IBF Flyweight Title.
Juan Urango TKO'd Ubaldo Hernandez in the 2nd round - Vacant Latin American Light Welterweight Title.
2003, Levallois, France:
Mahar Monshipour TKO'd Jairo Tagliaferro in the 7th round WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Valery Brudov TKO'd Daniel Rowsell in the 1st round - WBA Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
2000, Sheffield, England:
Mbulelo Botile TKO'd Paul Ingle in the 12th round - IBF Featherweight Title.
Ingle underwent brain surgery after this bout, a career ending injury.
Mauricio Martinez TKO'd Esham Pickering in the 1st round WBO Bantamweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Richie Woodhall in the 10th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Daniel Santos KO'd Neil Sinclair in the 2nd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Daniel Alicea in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Crawford KO's Mean Machine
& Lopez Blows Away Commey
 
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Egidijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas was game, but pound-for-pound king Terence "Bud" Crawford was too much.

Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) defended his WBO welterweight world title, knocking down Kavaliauskas three times en route to a ninth-round TKO in front of 10,101 fans at Madison Square Garden.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Erik Bazinyan Stays Undefeated
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Kyte Monroe - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

The Montrealer super middleweight Erik Bazinyan stayed undefeated Friday evening in Indio, California. He beat the Mexican Saul Roman by KO in the third round. The two fighters were both aggressive in the third round, and Bazinyan knock Roman out with a solid right hand on the chin. A fighter coming from Armenia, Bazinyan improved his pro record to 24-0-0, and Roman left the ring with a pro record of 46-13-0. Bazinyan is actually ranked first contender by the WBO in the 168 pounds division, then, he is in perfect position to get a participation to a worlds championship bout in 2020.


  On This Day: Dec 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, London, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Justin Rowsell in the 2nd round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Berlin, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski TKO'd Richard Hall in the 11th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Timmy Austin won a 12 round UD over Ratanachai Sor Vorapin - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Evander Holyfield and John Ruiz fought to a 12 round DRAW - WBA Heavyweight Title.
2000, Montreal, Canada:
Dave Hilton won a 12 round SD over Dingaan Thobela - WBC Super  Middleweight Title.
Sonora, Mexico:
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Isidro Garcia in the 7th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
1996, Chiangrai Province, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong won a 12 round UD over Manuel Jesus Herrera WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1995, MSG New York City:
Arturo Gatti won a 12 round UD over Tracy Harris Patterson - IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 2nd round - WBO Lightweight Title.

  "New England Explosion"
Results From Springfield, Ma.
 
Rising Connecticut stars RICHIE "POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN" RIVERA and "ACTION" ANTHONY LAUREANO both remained undefeated with impressive performance tonight on a solid "New England Explosion" card in front of an enthusiastic crowd at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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  Weights From New York - ESPN  
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Terence Crawford 147 vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.6
(WBO Welterweight Title)
Richard Commey 134.2 vs. Teofimo Lopez 134.4
(IBF Lightweight Title)
Mick Conlan 125.8 vs. Vladimir Nikitin 126
Edgar Berlanga Jr 164.8 vs. Cesar Nunez 164.8
Josue Vargas 139.8 vs. Noel Murphy 138.2
Julian Rodriguez 141.6 vs. Manuel Mendez 140.8

Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Harrisburg, PA - Facebook  
Alycia Baumgardner 130.9 vs. Christina del valle Pacheco 128.4
Carlos Vidal 128.9 vs. Jonathan Perez 128.8
Michael Coffie 273.9 vs. Grover Young 260
Luis Morales 136.8 vs. Ayron Palmer 138.8
Brent Oren 156.4 vs. Dewayne Williams 160.5
Britain Hart 118.3 vs. Unique Harris 118.2
James Bernadin 143 vs. Nick Baez 136.6
Khainell Wheeler 167 vs. Patrick Pierre 167.9
Rodly Lolo 165.5 vs. Mike Diorio 167.9

Venue: Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, PA
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  WBA World Champion Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa To Face IBF Champ Elin Cederroos Jan. 10 In Super Middleweight Unification Live On SHOWTIME  
A second women’s superfight has been added to the blockbuster Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin event on Friday, January 10, at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., as WBA Super Middleweight Champion Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon-Espinosa will face undefeated IBF Champion Elin Cederroos in a 10-round unification live on SHOWTIME.
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  Devin Haney Has Successful Surgery
Procedure On Injured Shoulder
 
WBC Lightweight World Champion, Devin "The Dream" Haney (24-0, 15 KOs), is recovering from a successful surgery to his injured right shoulder. The procedure was performed this week in Los Angeles by world renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache.
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  On This Day: Dec 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Solden, Tirol, Austria:
Corrie Sanders KO'd Alexei Varakin in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2002, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Joe Hutchinson in the 4th round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Tocker Pudwill in the 2nd round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Evander Holyfield - Vacant IBF Heavyweight Title.
1996, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Dennis Andries in the 7th round - Vacant British Cruiserweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Andrew Golota was DQ'd (for the 2nd time) this time in the 9th round, for repeated Low Blows in a rematch with Riddick Bowe.
Ray Mercer won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon - Non Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Jose Luis Torres in the 1st round - Non Title.
Joel Casamayor KO'd Roberto Sierra in the 1st round - Non Title.

  World Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade Headlines Against Luke Keeler In Miami On Jan. 30  
Undefeated Middleweight star Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) will defend his WBO World Middleweight Championship against contender Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs) at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on Thursday January 30, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Weights From Fantasy Springs - DAZN  
Vergil Ortiz Jr. 147 vs. Brad Solomon 146.8
(WBA Gold Welterweight Title)
Alberto Machado 135 vs. Luis Porozo 134
Bektemir Melikuziev 167.4 vs. Vaughn Alexander 166.4
Alexis Rocha 146.6 vs. Roberto Valenzuela 146.8
Serhii Bohachuk 153.8 vs. Carlos Galvan 154
Ferdinand Kerobyan 150 vs. Fernando Carcamo 149.6
Luis Feliciano 140 vs. Herbert Acevedo 139.2
Erik Bazinyan 167.2 vs. Saul Roman 164.8

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


  Weights From Springfield, Massachusetts  
Richie Rivera 191.5 vs. Joe Jones 197
Anthony Laureano 141.5 vs. Angel Hernandez 144.5
Omar Bordoy 141.5 vs. Dieumerci Nzau 142.5
Derrick Whitley II 148 vs. Jermaine Corley 148
Jeffrey Torres 147.5 vs. Antonio Fernandez 150.5
Angel Vazquez 175.5 vs. Leandro Silva 177.5

Venue: MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Promoter: Star Boxing


  On This Day: Dec 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Donnell Wiggins in the 8th round - NABA, USBA Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
John Ruiz won a 12 round UD over Hasim Rahman WBA Heavyweight Title (Interim)
Cory Spinks won a 12 round MD over Ricardo Mayorga - WBC, WBA, & IBF Welterweight Titles.
Luis Perez won a 12 round UD over Felix Machado - IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Travis Sims KO'd Alejandro Garcia in the 5th round - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Luis Pineda in the 1st round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over William Joppy - WBC, WBA, & IBF Middleweight Titles.
1997, Pompano Beach, Florida:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Andy Agosto - WBO & IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Vince Phillips TKO'd Freddie Pendleton in the 10th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Mauricio Pastrana TKO'd Manuel Herrera in the 3rd round - Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  Terence Crawford vs. Mean Machine
Final Press Conference
 
Photo Credit: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The fighters were all business on the press conference dais. The best triple-header of the 2019 boxing calendar didn't need any pomp and circumstance.

Saturday evening at Madison Square Garden (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET), Terence "Bud" Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) will defend his WBO welterweight world title against Egidijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs), while the co-feature will see IBF lightweight world champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) hoping to avoid the takeover in Teofimo Lopez (14-0, 11 KOs).
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  Light Heavyweight Golden Contract Quarterfinals
& MTK Global Kazakhstan Bill Exclusively On ESPN+
 
Boxing’s most action-packed single-elimination tournament — The Golden Contract — returns Saturday from the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England, with the quarterfinals of the light heavyweight tournament.

The action begins at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT live on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service. The semifinal and championship bouts of the three Golden Contract tournaments (featherweight, super lightweight and light heavyweight) will stream on ESPN+ in 2020.
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  Robert Guerrero Looking To Face Big Names In 2020  
After winning three fights on his comeback trail, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (36-6-1, 20 KOs) is ready to step up in competition. The former multiple division world champion is looking to step in the ring with any of the big names at welterweight in the upcoming 2020 year.

"In 2020 I want to step up and fight any of the big names at welterweight," said Guerrero. "I wouldn't mind stepping in the ring with Mikey Garcia, who I think is one of the best fighters in boxing. I've always respected Mikey and I think that would be a good fight for the fans. Manny Pacquiao is another big name that I can see myself fighting. I also wouldn't mind doing a rematch with Danny Garcia."
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  On This Day: Dec 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Homebush Bay, NSW, Australia:
Vic Darchinian KO'd Wandee Singwangcha in the 5th round - IBF Flyweight Title Eliminator.
Tucson, Arizona:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Tony Marshall in the 7th round - Non Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Hicklet Lau in the 9th round - Non Title.
Calvin Brock TKO'd David Vedder in the 8th round - Non Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Antwun Echols - IBF Middleweight Title.
Robbie Peden won a 10 round UD over Benito Rodriguez - Non Title.
1998, Frankfurt, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski TKO'd Drake Thadzi in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Rodney Gordon in the 2nd round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 8th round : IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Ed Griffin in the 2nd round - NABF Welterweight Title.
Ivan Robinson Won a 10 round UD over Arturo Gatti - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Estephan Says That The Winner Of Wilder vs. Fury 2 Could Receive $20 Mill To Face Arslanbek Makhmudov
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian Arslanbek Makhmudov, a giant t of 6’6 and 260 pounds, mentioned to the promoter Camille Estephan, of The Eye of the Tiger Management Group in Montréal, that he is ready to fight for a world championship bout. Estpehan asked him he would accept to face the winner of the rematch between Deontay Wilder (42-0-1), from Alabama, and the British Tyson Fury (29-0-1), scheduled for February 22nd in Las Vegas. Makhmudov said yes.
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  Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas Workouts  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Pound-for-pound king and WBO welterweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford returns to Madison Square Garden Saturday evening (9 p.m. ET, ESPN) as the headliner for the card of the year, a three-headed monster that will follow the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
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  Badou Jack Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes  
Two-division world champion Badou Jack showed off his skills and previewed his upcoming title fight at a Las Vegas media workout Tuesday as he prepares to take on WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal Saturday, December 28 live on SHOWTIME from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  On This Day: Dec 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Ray Oliviera in the 10th Round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Taguig, Rizal, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Fahsan 3K Battery in the 4th round - IBF Featherweight Eliminator.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Danny Williams in the 8th round - WBC Heavyweight Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto TKO'd Randall Bailey in the 6th round - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
1999, Liverpool, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Mark Winters in the 4th round - WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Hamburg, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Obed Sullivan in the 9th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Napolean Tagoe in the 9th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Tunica, Mississippi:
Byron Mitchell and Bruno Girard fought to a 12 round Draw - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Randall Bailey TKO'd Hector Lopez in the 9th round - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Tokyo, Japan:
Luisito Espinosa won a 12 round UD over Manuel Medina - WBC Featherweight Title.
1993, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over David Vedder - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Steven Nelson vs. Cem Kilic Set For Hart vs.
Smith Jr. Jan. 11 Co-Feature Live On ESPN
 
Steven “So Cold” Nelson and Cem “Champ” Kilic were set to tangle Saturday evening in a battle of unbeaten super middleweights on Terence Crawford’s undercard, but an unexpected injury changed their plans.

Nelson and Kilic will now fight in a 10-rounder for the vacant NABO title Saturday, Jan. 11 as the co-feature to the Jesse Hart-Joe Smith Jr. main event at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena (ESPN & streaming on the ESPN App (Spanish), 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). The co-feature slot became available after Rob “Bravo” Brant, who was set to fight Habib “Wild Hurricane” Ahmed, suffered a torn biceps.
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  Springfield Fan Favorites Ready To Shine
This Friday At "New England Explosion"
 
Having already announced a fierce New England focusd triple-header showcasing, Hartford's RICHIE "POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN" RIVERA (15-0 12KO's), E. Hartfrod's "ACTION" ANTHONY LAUREANO (12-0 4KO'S) and Danbury's OMAR "THE BEAST" BORDOY (9-1 3KO's), Star Boxing is pleased to showcase the talents of two local Springfield fan favorites, DERRICK WHITLEY II and ANGEL VAZQUEZ, in separate bouts.
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  Keys Puts Winning Streak On The Line
Against Williams At Battle At The Boat 125
 
Andre Keys will look to win his 12th consecutive fight when he returns to the ring in January, but to accomplish that he will have to defeat his toughest opponent to date in former world title contender Dannie Williams.

Keys and Williams will main event Battle at the Boat 125 as Brian Halquist Productions will kick off its 2020 Battle at the Boat boxing series with a special Friday night edition on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. Event will start at 8 pm with doors opening at 7 pm.
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  On This Day: Dec 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Chad Dawson TKO'd Carl Daniels in the 7th round WBC Youth Middleweight Title.
2000, Memphis, Tennessee:
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Frankie Randall in the 4th round - Non Title.
1999, Montreal, Canada:
Glenn Catley TKO'd Eric Lucas in the 12th round - WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
1994, Monterey, Mexico:
Frankie Randall TKO'd Rodney Moore in the 7th round - WBA Light Welterweight Title
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Oba Carr in the 8th round - IBF Welterweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Yamil Caraballo in the 1st round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Jorge Castro TKO'd John David Jackson in the 9th round - WBA Middleweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Tony Lopez in the 10th round - WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd John Avila in the 9th round - WBO Lightweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Ruiz Disgraceful In Defeat
 
By William Trillo
It was no sooner than Andy Ruiz rudely interrupted the newly crowned Champion Anthony Joshua’s post fight interview and started laying bait for a third fight that I knew all my suspicions about him were becoming fact. Ruiz, the fighter who had shocked the boxing world a few months earlier when he upset Joshua took everything that he worked to attain for granted.
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  Charlo vs. Hogan: The Lion Roars
To Victory At The Barclay’s Center
 
By Iberedem Ekure
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

In what ended up being overshadowed by the Joshua vs Ruiz mega fight in Saudi Arabia, the undefeated Charlo brother, WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall, defended his title against Dennis Hogan on December 7. It was an exciting night of five bouts with three ending via stoppage. The main event saw Charlo look to close his 2019 campaign by hitting 30 victories while Dennis Hogan in his second title fight looked to write his name in gold.
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  Mykal Fox Defeats Johnny Arellano  
World Ranked welterweight Mykal Fox won a eight-round unanimous decision over Johnny Arellano in the main event of a seven bout show at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The card was promoted by King's Promotions.

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

  Jermall Charlo Defends WBC Middleweight Title With Statement One-Punch Knockout Of Dennis Hogan  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) successfully defended his title for the second time, stopping highly-ranked Irish contender Dennis Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KOs) with a showstopping one-punch knockout in the seventh round Saturday night live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Navarrete KO's Horta To Retain
Junior Featherweight World Title
 
Photos: Zanfer Promotions

One year ago, WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete was a relatively unknown title challenger. He is now one of the world's premier fighters and boxing's most active world champion.

Navarrete (30-1, 26 KOs) knocked out Francisco "Panchito" Horta in the fourth round at Auditorio GNP Seguros, defending his title for the fourth time in seven months. He has won 25 consecutive fight dating back to 2012.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux, Down Twice, Wins War Against Bursak
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former IBF middleweight (160 pounds) champion of the world,. the Montrealer David Lemieux won his first fight in the super middleweight (168 pounds) division Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal. The bout was a real war from the beginning to the end. Lemieux (41-4-0) survived to two knockdowns, and he beat the Ukrainian Max Bursak (35-6-2) by majority decision of the judges. Two judges scored the bout 94--93 for Lemieux, the other one scored the fight 94-93 for Bursak.
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  Hrgović Blasts Out Molina In Three Rounds  
Filip Hrgović (10-0, 8 KOs) announced himself on the world stage with a sensational three round demolition of two-time World title challenger Eric Molina (27-6, 19 KOs) to retain his WBC International Heavyweight title at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.

Hrgović started quickly, dropping Molina to the canvas in the first round following a flurry of punches however referee Tom Lewis did not issue a count. ‘El Animal’ was equally as dominant in the second round, dropping Molina with a thudding body shot.
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  On This Day: Dec 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Oberhausen, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ross Puritty in the 11th round - WBA International Heavyweight Title.
2000, London, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Mike Gormley in the 1st round - Vacant WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Leavander Johnson TKO'd Sean Fletcher in the 4th round - Non Title.
1995, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney KO'd Greg Everett in the 2nd round WBU Continental Cruiserweight Title.
Michael Nunn won a 12 round decision over John Scully - WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
1990, Ferrara, Italy:
Massimaliano Duran won by DQ over Anaclet Wamba in the 12th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title. Wamba had been penalized five points before being DQ'd.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson TKO'd Alex Stewart in the 1st round - Non Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Kyung Duk Ahn in the 3rd round - WBC and IBF Light Welterweight Titles.

  Joshua Reclaims Titles With 12-Round
Unanimous Decision In Rematch With Ruiz
 
Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KO's) is once again the WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Champion. Joshua won a 12-round unanimous decision over Andy Ruiz (33-2, 22 KO's) in their highly anticipated rematch. Joshua opened up a cut over the left eye of Ruiz with a right hand in the opening round to set the pace. Joshua remained in complete control for the remainder of the fight using jabs and right hands, keeping his distance, and clinching when Ruiz would start to unload (which was very minimal. Final scores were 118-110 twice and 119-109.

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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux Established Favorite By 5-1
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Las Vegas bookies established the Montrealer David Lemieux favorite by 5-1 in his fight against the Ukrainian Max Bursak.

Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal ,Lemieux (40-4-0) and Bursak (35-5-2) will fight in the main event (10 rounds) of this pro boxing show presented by the promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, in partnership with Golden Boy Promotions in Los Angeles. The big boss of the Golden Boy Promotions organization, the former world champion Oscar De La Hoya, is the Lemieux’s promoter. Former IBF middleweight (160 pounds) champion of the world, Lemieux will fight for the first time in the super middleweight (168 pounds) division.
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  Weights From Brooklyn, NY - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Jermall Charlo 159.8 vs. Dennis Hogan 158.4
(WBC Middleweight Title)


Chris Eubank Jr. 159.4 vs. Matvey Korobov 159

Marlon Tapales 121.5 vs. Ryosuke Iwasa 121.5
Louisa Hawton 101.4 vs. Lorraine Villalobos 100.6
Immanuwel Aleem 163.8 vs. Ronald Ellis 163.4
Isaac Cruz Gonzalez 135.8 vs. Miguel Angel Aispuro 135
Arnold Gonzalez 146.8 vs. Gregory Young Jr. 146
Cobia Breedy 124.6 vs. Titus Williams 125
Steven Torres 235.8 vs. Daniel Felix Franco 231.6
Duke Micah 114.8 vs. Janiel Rivera 115.4
Amon Rashidi 148.4 vs. Antonio Sanchez 144.6
Burley Brooks 170.8 vs. Nathan Davis Sharp 170.2

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Mexico - ESPN+  
Emanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Francisco Horta 122
(WBO Super Bantamweight Title)
Jerwin Ancajas 115 vs. Miguel Gonzalez 114.8
(IBF Super Flyweight Title)
Miguel Marriaga 126.5 vs. Alfredo Mejía 126.7
Silvia Torres 108 vs. Gabriela Sánchez 107
Mauricio Lara 130 vs. Rafael Sánchez 129.5
Irving Turrubiates 128 vs. Edwin Palomares 128
Juan A. Rodríguez 135 vs. Carlos Morales 135.5

Venue: Auditorio GNP Seguros, Puebla, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer, Top Rank


  On This Day: Dec 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Essex, England:
Richard Williams TKO'd Paul Samuels in the 10th round - IBO Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Castillo - WBC Lightweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Jameel McCline in the 10th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
2001, Indio, California:
John Michael Johnson KO'd Augie Sanchez in the 1st round - Vacant IBA Featherweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title.
1996, Indio, California:
Wilfredo Vazquez KO'd Bernardo Mendoza in the 5th round WBA Featherweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Myung-Sup Park in the 1st round - WBC Minimumweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Steven Butler: "I Am Perfectly Prepared For The Most Important Moment In My Pro Boxing Career"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL – The more the moment of the truth gets closer, the more the Montrealer Steven Butler has the conviction that he will become world champion December 23rd. Butler (28-1-1) will have the mission to dethrone the Japanese Ryota Murata (15-2-0) as WBA middleweight (160 pounds) champion of the world. The fight will be presented in Japan, at the Yokohama Arena, located at 36 miles from Tokyo.
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