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  Villa Shines On ShoBox  
By Raymundo Dioses
Photos: Richard Hernandez Chase

Ruben Villa made his second appearance on Showtime, this time as the main event live from Corona, California on a Thompson Boxing Promotions/Banner Promotions fight card and won the WBO international featherweight title in a workmanlike performance over opponent Luis Alberto Lopez.
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  Berchelt Stops Vargas In Action-Packed Sequel  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

It was pure savagery in the desert. Miguel Berchelt defended his WBC super featherweight world title over Francisco Vargas after Vargas retired on his stool following the sixth round of a brawl in front of 4,424 fans at Tucson Arena.

It was the fifth successful title defense for Berchelt (36-1, 32 KOs), who defeated Vargas (25-2-2, 18 KOs) via 11th-round knockout in January 2017 to the win the belt.
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  On This Day: May 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Berkshire, England:
David Haye TKO'd King Arthur Williams in the 3rd round.
2001, New York, New York:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Raul Frank to win the Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Maurice Harris to win the Vacant USBA Heavyweight Title.
1998, Kanata, Canada:
Otis Grant won a TD (9TH ROUND) over Ernesto Sena to retain the WBO Middleweight Championship.
1995, Pretoria, South Africa:
Harry Simon TKO'd Ernest Goliath in the 1st round.
1990, Sassari, Italy:
Orlando Fernandez TKO'd Valerio Nati to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Seoul, South Korea:
Antonio Esparragoza won a 12 round UD over Chan-Mok Park to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1962, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Harold Johnson won a 15 round UD over Doug Jones to win the Vacant World Light Heavyweight Title.

  Undefeated Featherweight Prospect
Ruben Villa Outpoints Luis Alberto Lopez
 
Undefeated prospect Ruben Villa stayed true to his calm and consistent style, recording a unanimous decision over Luis Alberto Lopez in his first main-event appearance on ShoBox: The New Generation Friday from Omega Products Events Center in Corona, Calif.

The judges’ scorecards read 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94 in the featherweight bout, although all three ShoBox commentators had Villa winning each round except the 10th round, giving the final round to Lopez (17-2, 8 KOs) in a fight that saw nearly 1,400 punches thrown.
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  Navarro Dominates Prescott, Wins Unanimous Decision In Main Event Of Rumble At The Rock V  
Undefeated Cuban welterweight Livan “Machine Gun Kid” Navarro (11-0, 7 KOs) dominated former top contender Breidis Prescott over eight one-sided rounds tonight in the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Fighting in the 10-round main event of Rumble at the Rock V “Night of the Undefeated,” presented by Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, Navarro beat Prescott like a heavy bag and took shockingly little in return.
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  Weights From Fairfax, Virginia - FOX  
Jarrett Hurd 153.8 vs. Julian Williams 153.8
(WBA/IBF Super Welterweight Titles)
Mario Barrios 143 vs. Juan José Velasco 143
Matt Korobov 160.8 vs. Immanuwel Aleem 159.6
Greg Outlaw 139 vs Martín Nícolas Matamala 139
Demond Nicholson 168 vs Ernest Amuzu 167.6
Drayvontay Speed Rawls 134.4 vs Jonathan Pérez TBA
Stephen Fulton, Jr. 122 vs Paulus Ambunda 120.6
Alexandru Marin 114.8 vs Luis Concepción 115
Aaron Anderson 154.4 vs Carlos Galindo 152.2
Mark Duncan 156.6 vs Kevin Womack, Jr. 155.4

Venue: EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Tucson, AZ - ESPN  
Miguel Berchelt 130 vs. Francisco Vargas 130
(WBC Super Featherweight Title)
Miguel Berchelt Vs Francisco Vargas Pose
Emanuel Navarrete – 121.6 vs. Isaac Dogboe 121.4
(WBO Super Bantamweight Title)
Emanuel Navarrete Vs Isaac Dogboe Pose
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov 141.8 vs. Mykal Fox 142
Carlos Castro 121 vs. Mario Diaz 120.8
Manny Guajardo 156.4 vs. Jonathan Espino 156
Carlos Velasquez 133.2 vs. Demetrius Mora 132.6
Miguel Parra 142 vs. David Morales 140.2
Miguel Marriaga 136.2 vs. Ruben Cervera 135.6

Venue: Tucson Arena, Tucson Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions


  Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale Teleconference Transcript  
Kelly Swanson: Thanks everybody for joining us. We have an exciting fight to talk about, certainly one of the biggest fights of the year.

Wilder vs. Breazeale is Saturday, May 18 live on SHOWTIME. It’s the heavyweight championship of the world. It is at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING and it’s presented by Premier Boxing Championships. Tickets for the BombZquad event are available through Ticketmaster, barclayscenter.com and at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.
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  Unbeaten Top Middleweight Jermall Charlo Makes Hometown Return To Battle Brandon Adams June 29  
Unbeaten WBC Interim Middleweight Championand Houston-native Jermall Charlo will return to his hometown to defend against middleweight contender Brandon Adams Saturday, June 29 live on SHOWTIME from NRG Arena in Houston and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting super welterweight Erickson "Hammer'' Lubin taking on French contender Zakaria Attou in a 12-round WBC title elimination bout in the co-main event. Opening the telecast is a WBA featherweight title eliminator between slick Mexican southpaw Eduardo Ramirez and power-punching Dominican Claudio Marrero.
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  Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado In Rematch
For WBA Super Featherweight World Title June 21
 
Andrew "El Chango" Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) and Alberto "Explosivo" Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) will meet again to erase all doubts in a 12-round rematch for the WBA Super Featherweight World Title at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will take place Friday, June 21, 2019 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  On This Day: May 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Dagenham, Essex, England:
Johnny Armour won a 12 round decision over Francis Ampofo - WBU Bantamweight Title.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA:
Terron Millett won an 8 round SD over Damone Wright - Non Title.
2001, Savannah, Georgia, USA:
Terron Millett won a 10 round UD over Luis Perez - Non Title.
Nate Campbell won a 6 round UD over Angel Rios - Non Title.
Edner Cherry and Mirko Wolf fought to a 4 round DRAW - Non Title.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA:
Felix Montiel won a 12 round UD over Ruben Leon - IBA Flyweight Title.
2000, Newark, England:
Tontcho Tontchev KO'd Jimmy Zeikle in the 2nd round -  WBA International
Super Featherweight Title.
1996, Miami, Florida, USA:
Carlos Gerena KO'd Jose Ocampo in the 2nd round - WBA Latin American Super
Featherweight Title.
1994, South Yorkshire, England:
Naseem Hamed won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Belcastro -  European (EBU)
Bantamweight Title.
Steve Collins TKO'd Chris Pyatt in the 5th round - WBO Middleweight Title.
1990, Pensacola, Florida, USA:
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Ron Johnson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1984, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA:
Sugar Ray Leonard TKO'd Kevin Howard in the 9th round - Non Title.

  Haney vs. Moran Headlines
Maryland Show On May 25
 
Haney (21-0 13 KOs) announced a co-promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA last week and now the Lightweight sensation will headline against Moran (24-3 17 KOs), the 26 year old who has stopped four of his last five opponents and was narrowly edged out by Jose Pedraza in June.

‘The Dream’ will be hunting World title action in the second half of 2019, sitting at number three in the WBC, five in the WBA, eight with the WBO and ten with the IBF, and the 20 year old Las Vegas ace will be looking to underline his lofty position in the rankings with a stellar showing in Maryland.
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  Oscar Valdez vs. Jason Sanchez Headlines Top Rank On ESPN Card June 8 At Reno-Sparks Conv. Center  
Boxing’s preeminent action superhero, Oscar Valdez, will make the sixth defense of his WBO featherweight world title Saturday, June 8 against the upset-minded Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Valdez-Sanchez and the 10-round light heavyweight showdown between title-hungry contenders Sullivan Barrera and Michael Seals will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Undercard bouts will stream live on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Gabriel Flores Jr. (13-0, 6 KOs), fresh off his third-round knockout over Eduardo Pereira Reis in front of more than 10,000 fans in his hometown of Stockton, California, will see action on the undercard.
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  3-Time World Champion Jose Antonio Rivera Headlines "Quest For 50" On June 14  
Shearns Boxing Promotions (SBP) Rivera Entertainment Promotions (RPE) held a press conference this evening at Grille 57 in Worcester to formally announce a co-promotion, "Quest for 50."

Three-time, two-division world champion "El Gallo" Jose Antonio Rivera will fight at home for the final time on Friday night, June 14, when he competes in his 50th professional match, headlining "Quest For 50" against former WFC champion Travis "Sweet Feet" Scott, at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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  Weights from Corona, Ca. - ShoBox  
Ruben Villa 125 vs. Luis Alberto Lopez 125.5
Michael Dutchover 138 vs. Rosekie Cristobal 137.75
Saul Sanchez 118 vs. Brandon Benitez 117

Venue: Omega Products Events Center in Corona, Calif.
Promoter: Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing


  Weights from Springfield, Ma.  
Abraham Nova 134.2 vs. Mario Sayal Lozano 133.6
William Foster III 129.6 vs. Ramon Esperanza 129
Luis Arcon Diaz 139.4 vs. Jose Aubel 139.8
Derek Whitley Jr. 147.8 vs. Bryan Goldsby 148
Carlos Gongora 160.4 vs. Damien Bonelli 161
Anthony Velazquez 150 vs. Bruno Diaz 147.2
Ray Jay Bermudez 145 vs. Patrick Leal 147
James Perella 146.4 vs. Paulo DeSouza 147

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


  Weights from Philadelphia  
Kalvin Henderson 166.5 vs. Antowyan Aikens 167.9
Brandon Robinson 166.4 vs. DeVaun Lee 166.7
Alycia Baumgardner 130.3 vs. Gabriela Mezei 128.2
Raeese Aleem 124.5 vs. Ramiro Robles 124.3
Antonio DuBose 127.4 vs. Weusi Johnson 127.9
Paul Kroll 147.5 vs. Vincent Floyd 146.2
Ryan Umberger 158.6 vs. Daryl Fenton 160
LaQuan Evans 154.2 vs. Hector Mercado 155.1

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: King’s Promotions and Titans Boxing Promotions


  Weights From Hollywood, Florida  
Blake Davis 190 vs. Quintell Thompson 190.8
Livan Navarro 149 vs. Breidis Prescott 149
Hairon Socarras 125.4 vs. Jesus Martinez 125.5
Derrieck Cuevas 154 vs. Albert Mensah 149
Ivan Dychko 239 vs. Ray Austin 303
Logan Yoon 139.6 vs. Robert Frankel 139.4
Irosvani Duvergel 174 vs. Jerhed Fenderson 171

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Promoter: The Heavyweight Factory


  Weights From Burbank, Ca.  
Alejandro Velasco 125.6 vs. Andre Marquez 125
Willie Anderson 117.6 vs. Anthony Ramirez 117.4
Earl Henry 156.2 vs. Darious Harris 153.4
Misael Chacon 138.6 vs. Moises Fuentes 144.8
Anthony Zender 144.6 vs. Vlad Panin 146.6
Luis Normabuena 149.6 vs. Vardges Vardanyan 153.6
Luis Valdes 119.4 vs. Alexander Enriquez 119.5
Moris Rodriguez 154 vs. Jessy Martinez 153.2
Gilberto Rubio 180.2 vs. Slava Shabransky 181
Nohelin Hernandez 146.6 vs. Damien Lopez 147

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


  On This Day: May 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Stuttgart, Germany:
Sergiy Dzinziruk KO'd Marcelo Rodriguez in the 2nd round - Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Title.
Thomas Ulrich won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani - Vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight Title.
Felix Sturm won a 10 round UD over Tshepo Mashego - IBF Youth Middleweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Juan Diaz won a 10 round UD over Eleazar Contreras - Non Title.
1999, Inglewood, California:
Rafael Marquez KO'd Angel Almena in the 1st round - Non Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez KO'd Wilfredo Vargas in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd John Montantes in the 1st round - Non Title.
JC Candelo TKO'd Ailton Pessoa in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Cleveland Woods in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Mark Wills in the 1st round - Non Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Guy Sonnenberg in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Berchelt vs. Vargas & Navarrete
vs. Dogboe Media Workout Quotes
 
Two world title rematches and four blood-and-guts warriors are coming to Tucson Arena Saturday evening for "Twice as Nice," one of the year's most highly anticipated cards (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10 p.m ET/7 p.m. PT).

In the main event, WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (35-1, 31 KOs) and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) will look to repeat the thrills of their January 2017 match, won by Berchelt via 11th-round knockout. And, in the co-feature, Emanuel Navarrete (26-1, 22 KOs) will defend his WBO junior featherweight world title against Isaac Dogboe (20-1, 14 KOs), the man he defeated by unanimous decision to win the title back on Dec. 8.
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  Undefeated Super Bantamweight Raeese Aleem Returns This Friday At The 2300 Arena In Philly  
Undefeated super bantamweight prospect, Raeese Aleem (13-0, 7 KOs), who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing, returns to the ring this Friday, May 10, 2019, at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Aleem will battle Mexico's Ramiro Robles (15-8-2, 9 KOs) in an 8-round bout promoted by Marshall Kauffman's King's Promotions.
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  20-Year-Old Logan Yoon Ready To Restart
Meteoric Rise At "Rumble At The Rock V" May 10
 
Undefeated super lightweight Logan “The Korican Kid” Yoon has recovered from a knee injury and is looking to restart the meteoric rise he had last year, when the 20-year-old held the WBO-NABO Youth Super Lightweight Championship as the WBO #13-rated world contender.

Yoon (15-0, 12 KOs), of Honolulu, Hawaii, will face Denver, Colo.’s, Robert Frankel (37-20-1, 8 KOs) in eight rounds this Friday, May 10, in one of the chief supporting bouts of the fifth installment of the popular Rumble at the Rock series “Night of the Undefeated” at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The event is presented by Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory.
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  Dominic Breazeale Training Camp Notes  
In just under two weeks, former world title challenger Dominic "Trouble" Breazeale (20-1, 18 KO's) gets his second shot at a world title as he makes his return to the ring against Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO's) on May 18, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The intriguing heavyweight match up is scheduled to headline the Premier Boxing Champions telecast on Showtime Championship Boxing. Breazeale's last outing was an impressive one as he stopped undefeated Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron via KO in the 9th round in a nationally televised event.
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  On This Day: May 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Diego Castillo in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
2002, London, England:
Michael Sprott TKO'd Pele Reid in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBF European Heavyweight Title.
1998, Santiago del Estero, Argentina:
Juan Domingo Cordoba won a 12 round UD over Sandro Oviedo to retain the WBO Light flyweight Title
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Shane Mosley TKO'd John-John Molina in the 8th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
David Reid TKO'd Nick Rupa I the 2nd round
1993, Ang Thong, Thailand:
Chana Porpaoin won a 12 round UD over Carlos Murillo to retain the WBA Minimumweight title.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Terry Norris TKO'd Meldrick Taylor in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  Undefeated Navarro Ready To Fight Veteran
Prescott At "Rumble At The Rock V" May 10
 
Undefeated Cuban welterweight Livan “Machine Gun Kid” Navarro says he’s becoming an animal before his fight and is ready to add long-time gatekeeper Breidis Prescott to his list of conquests.

Miami via Havana’s Navarro (10-0, 7 KOs) and Miami via Barranquilla, Colombia’s Prescott (31-16, 22 KOs) will meet in the 10-round co-main event of the fifth installment of the popular Rumble at the Rock series “Night of the Undefeated” on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
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  Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions Hollywood Fight Nights Returns To The Avalon On Sunday, May 19  
‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ returns to the famed AVALON on Sunday, May 19 with the highly anticipated return of Super Welterweight Knockout Artist, Serhii “El Flaco’ Bohachuk, (13-0-0, 13 KOs) of Los Angeles, CA.

“We’re very excited to present our seventh ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ event at the AVALON on Sunday, May 19,” said Loeffler. “With the tremendous support of the fans over the last year this series has become the most popular in Southern California with each event selling out faster than the previous one.”
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  On This Day: May 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dortmund, Germany:
Zsolt Erdei won a 12 round MD over Hugo Garay - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Miguel Cotto won a 12 round UD over Lovemore N'Dou -IBF Light Welterweight
Title Eliminator.
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fought 12 rounds in a most memorable
fight that was scored a Draw - WBA & IBF Featherweight Title.
2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Joel Perez - IBF Lightweight Title.
Jermain Taylor won a 4 round UD over Antonio Baker - Non Title.
1999, Düsseldorf, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Gabriel Hernandez - IBF Super Middleweight
Title.
Markus Beyer won an 8 round Decision over Octavian Stoica - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Nestor Garza TKO'd Carlos Barreto in the 8th round - WBA Super Bantamweight
Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 9th round - WBC Super
Bantamweight Title.
Danny Romero won a 10 round UD over David Vasquez - Non Title.
Augie Sanchez KO'd Jorge Paez in the 7th round - Non Title.
Kevin Kelley won a 10 round UD over Hector Velazquez - Non Title.

 

Frank De Alba W UD 8 Ruben Dario Lopez
Photo Gallery

Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Erik Spring W UD 8 Nicholas Hernandez
Martino Jules W UD 6 Danny Flores
Yueri Andujar W MD 6 Edgar Joe Cortes
Janelson Bocachica RTD 3 Gabor Gorbics
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  De Alba Decisions Lopez  
Frank De Alba got back in the win column by winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Ruben Dario Lopez in a super featherweight bout in front of a sold-out crowd at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

De Alba had to overcome a hard-charging Lopez, as the visitor form Argentina came out swinging wildly in the first 30 seconds of the fight. De Alba was able to fend that off, and get into a nice rhythm of boxing.
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  On This Day: May 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nakhonratchasima, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin won a 12 round UD over Cruz Carvajal to win the WBO Bantamweight Title.
1995, Hat Yai, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit won a 12 round UD over Evangelio Perez to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi:
Buddy McGirt TKO'd Joe Gatti in the 5th round of a non-title Bout.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Cesar Chavez was declared winner by a TD in the 8th round over Frankie Randall to regain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris won a 12 round UD over Simon Brown to regain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Azumah Nelson to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Kermin Guardia to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Gerald McClellan KO'd Julian Jackson in the 1st round to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
Meldrick Taylor KO'd Chad Broussard in the 2nd round of a non-Title bout.

  Andrade Lands Sulecki Homecoming Clash
In Rhode Island On June 29
 
Demetrius Andrade will defend his WBO World Middleweight title against Maciej Sulecki on Saturday June 29 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Rhode Island, Providence live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Andrade (27-0 17 KOs) defends his title for the second time in his first ever hometown show having seen off the challenge of Artur Akavov with a final round stoppage in New York in January, having become a two-weight World ruler in October in Boston, landing the vacant strap with a wide points win over rugged South African Walter Kautondokwa.
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  On This Day: May 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga KO'd Manuel De La Rosa in the 1st round - WBC Fecarbox Light Middleweight Title.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 3rd round - IBA Continental Super Bantamweight Title.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Pedro Torres - WBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Romero won a 12 round UD over Jorge Munoz - WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadfora won a 10 round TD over Mike Griffith - IBF Lightweight Title.
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Lamon Brewster - Non Title.
1995, Shepton Mallet, England:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Enrique Angeles in the 2nd round - WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Rafael Ruelas in the 2nd round - IBF & WBO Lightweight Title.
Gabriel Ruelas TKO'd Jimmy Garcia in the 11th round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Canelo Wins Unanimous Decision Over Jacobs, Unifies Middleweight Titles
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Marlene Marquez

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez promised to the Mexican boxing fans to become unified middleweight champion of the world, and he achieved it Saturday evening in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. WBC and WBA 160 pounds champion of the world, Alvarez (52-1-2) added the IBF crown to his collection, in beating the IBF champion, the New Yorker Daniel Jacobs (35-3-0), by unanimous decision in 12 rounds.
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  Beterbiev Blows Away Hot Rod In 5  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The knockout streak continues. Artur Beterbiev, — boxing’s only world champion with a 100 percent KO ratio — knocked out the hard-hitting Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic in the fifth round in front of 10,105 fans at Stockton Arena.

Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) retained his IBF light heavyweight world title for the second time and now has his sights set on unification bouts.
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  On This Day: May 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California, USA:
Julio Gonzalez won a 6 round TD over Montell Griffin - IBF Title Eliminator.
2004, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Manny Siaca won a 12 round SD over Anthony Mundine - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Braunschweig, Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski KO'd Alejandro Lakatus in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Metro Manila, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa TKO'd Kejii Yamaguchi in the 1st round -  WBC International Super Flyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA:
Alex Trujillo TKO'd Emmanuel Clottey in the 7th round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Edwin Santana - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
El Paso, Texas, USA:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Juan Molina in the 11th round - NABF and IBA Lightweight Titles.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Wilfredo Rivera in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Canelo Decisions Jacobs  
By William Trillo
Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2 35 KO’s) collected another 160 pound belt in Las Vegas with his unanimous decision victory over Danny Jacobs (35-3, 29 KO’s). Canelo looked sharp in this title unifier, quick offense and slick defense. Jacobs started a little slow but was able to get going and did his best to make a fight out of it. Both fighters predicted KO’s but neither man went down or was in danger at any moment. Final scores read 115-113 twice and 116-112 all in favor of Canelo who now holds the WBC WBA IBF & Ring Middleweight Titles.

Stay tuned for a full report of the nights proceedings from Daniel Cloutier.


  Las Vegas Cinco De Mayo Undercard Results  
By William Trillo
Super Middle Alexisis Espino (2-0, 1 KO) opened the show against Billy Wagner (1-1) in an entertaining four round battle. Espino remained undefeated with a unanimous decision. Scores read 39-35 twice and 39-34 all in favor of Espino.

Featherweight Aram Avagyan (9-0-1, 4 KO’s) was surprisingly dropped in round one by Francisco Esparza (9-1-1, 3 KO’s) but was able to get up off the deck and clear the cobwebs. Over the course of the next nine rounds Avagyan was the aggressor. Esparza gave a good account of himself but wasn’t just didn’t have enough to stave off Avagyan. Final scores all for Avagyan read 97-92 and 96-93 twice. With the victory Avagyan took the WBC International Silver Title.
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  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Jacobs Is To Canelo As Salido Was To Lomachenko
 
By William Trillo
By coming in some three and a half pounds overweight at the day after weigh-in this morning Danny Jacobs has made it clear he wants to beat Canelo at all costs. At a price of some $250,000 per pound, (or more by some accounts), Jacobs has sacrificed a huge chunk of his purse in order to not only unify the 160 pound titles, but more importantly, beat Canelo.

After hearing about Jacobs tipping the scales over the limit Canelo basically said, “I don’t care what he weighs; I am going to kick his ass.”
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Canelo Established As Favorite
To Unify Middleweight Championship
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Marlene Marquez

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - If the Las Vegas bookies hit the target, the Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez will unify the middleweight titles of the world Saturday evening in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, at this Cinqo De Mayo boxing show. The bookies established Alvarez favorite to win by 3-1.

WBC and WBA middleweight (160 pounds) champion of the world, Alvarez (51-1-2) will face the IBF middleweight champion of the world, the New Yorker Daniel Jacobs (35-2-0) in an unification 160 pounds world titles.
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  Chris Algieri To Clash With Tommy Coyle
At The Garden On June 1
 
Chris Algieri and Tommy Coyle will clash in a crossroads showdown on Saturday June 1 at Madison Square Garden, New York, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports Box Office.

Algieri (23-3 8 KOs) puts the WBO International Junior Welterweight title on the line that he landed in January with a hard fought win over Daniel Gonzalez at the Theater at MSG. The former WBO World Champion made his return to the ring at the Paramount in his Huntington, NY home town in November following two and a half years out of the ring, beating Angel Hernandez over ten rounds before moving on to land the strap he defends.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - DAZN  
Photo: Marlene Marquez

Canelo Alvarez 159.5 vs. Daniel Jacobs 160
(WBC/WBA/IBF Middleweight Titles)

Vergil Ortiz Jr 147 vs. Mauricio Herrera 146.5
Joseph Diaz 129.5 vs. Freddy Fonseca 130
Lamont Roach 129.5 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 130
Sadam Ali 147 vs. Anthony Young 146
John Ryder 167.5 vs. Bilal Akkawy 167.5
Francisco Esparza 126 vs. Aram Avagyan 125.5
Alexis Espino 164 vs. Billy Wagner 161.5

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


  Weights From Stockton, Ca. - ESPN  
Artur Beterbiev 174.4 vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic 173
(IBF Light Heavyweight Title)
Jerwin Ancajas 114.2 vs. Ryuichi Funai 114.4
(IBF Super Flyweight Title)
Gabriel Flores Jr. 132.8 vs. Eduardo Pereira 130.8
Felix Valera 175 vs. Mario Aguilar 175.2
Brian Mendoza 149.4 vs. Carlos Rodriguez 151
Vislan Dalkhaev 123.4 vs. Vincent Jennings 123.6
Blake McKernan 194.6 vs. Joey Montoya 197.2
Marco Arroyo 110.2 vs. Jesus Godinez 111.4
Quilisto Madera 160 vs. Osbaldo Gonzalez 161.2

Venue: Stockton Arena, Stockton, California
Promoter: Top Rank


  On This Day: May 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Calvin Grove in the 7th round.
Zab Judah won a 6 round UD over Troy Crain.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd RaulJorge Munoz in the 1st round.
1996, Anaheim, California:
Mark Johnson KO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round to win the Vacant IBF Flyweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Jesse Benevides in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Yokahoma, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Bueno to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Denver, Colorado:
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Wayne Harris to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1991, Paris, France:
Gilbert Dele won a 12 round UD over Jun-Suk Hwang to retain the WBA Light Middleweight title.
Laredo, Texas:
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Billy Hardy in the 8th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1985, Oranjestad, Aruba:
Daniel Zaragoza won the Vacant WBC Bantamweight Title when Freddie Jackson was DQ'd in the 7th round.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Falcao Failed To Keep His Promise,
Bazinyan & Butler Keep Theirs
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: William Trillo

LAS VEGAS = The middleweight Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao promised to his fans to keep his perfect record in the ring of the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Did he keep his promise? No!

Christopher Pearson (17-2-0), a fighter from Dayton, Ohio, dethroned Falcoa as WBC middleweight Latino’s champion, in beating him by unanimous decision in 10 rounds. The judges scored the bout 97-93, 96-94 and 96-94 for Pearson, who became the first fighter to inflict a defeat too Falcao (16-1-0).
Falcao was very efficient offensively in the first round with his solid punches to the head and the body.
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  Beterbiev vs. Kalajdzic Final Press Conference  
Boxing's only world champion with a 100 percent knockout ratio (Artur Beterbiev), the longest-reigning junior bantamweight world champion (Jerwin Ancajas) and the sport's youngest ticket-seller (Gabriel Flores Jr.) took center stage Thursday at the final press conference for Saturday's ESPN-televised card at Stockton Arena (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
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  Weights From Bethlehem, PA  
Frank De Alba 136.6 - Ruben Dario Lopez 137
Erik Spring 153.6 - Nicholas Hernandez 153.8
Jonathan Torres 119.2 - Jerrod Miner 119
Martino Jules 126.4 - Danny Flores TBA
Ricky Nuno 148.4 - Rasheed Johnson 149.2
Yeuri Andujar 121 - Edgar Joe Cortes 121.2
Janelson Bocachica 147.6 - Gabor Gorbics 148.4
Radzhab Butaev 151.8 - Silverio Ortiz 153.8 lbs
Khainell Wheeler 168.6 - George Sheppard 168.4

Promoters: King's Promotions & Titans Boxing Promotions
Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center


  Canelo vs. Jacobs Undercard Final Press Conference  
The undercard of the spectacular Canelo vs. Jacobs card hosted a press conference featuring Vergil Ortiz Jr. (12-0, 12 KOs), Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (24-8, 7 KOs), Joseph "JoJo" Diaz Jr. (28-1, 14 KOs), Freddy Fonseca(26-1-1, 17 KOs), Lamont Roach Jr. (18-0-1, 7 KOs), and Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo (30-5, 19 KOs).The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  On This Day: May 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Jorge Arce won a 6 round TD over Melchor Cob Castro -WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 9 round TD over Eduardo Marquez - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Fernando Velardez in the 5th round - WBC Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 7th round - WBC & WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Frankie Archuleta in the 6th round - Non Title.
Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
James Crayton TKO'd Ernesto Zepeda in the 7th round - Non Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto TKO'd Juan Angel Macias in the 7th round - Non Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 4 round UD over Carlos Lopez - Non Title.
1997, Nynex Arena, Manchester, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Billy Hardy in the 1st round - IBF & WBO Featherweight Title.
Robin Reid won a 12 round MD over Henry Wharton - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Winky Wright TKO'd Steve Foster in the 6th round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Harry Simon KO'd Nick Odore in the 5th round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bazinyan & Falcao Determined To Stay Undefeated
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS - The Montrealers Erik Bazinyan and Steven Butler are obviously prepared for a war! The two boxers will be in action Thursday evening in the ring of the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Bazinyan (22-0-0), a super middleweight ranked fourth contender by the WBO in the 168 pounds division, will fight the Mexican Alan Campa (17-4-0) in a NABO and NABA North American championship, and Butler (26-1-1), a middleweight ranked fifth contender by the WBO, will face the Ukrainian Vitali Kopylenko (28-1-0) in a WBC 160 pounds International championship.
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  Canelo vs. Jacobs Final Press Conference  
Photos: Tom Hogan - HoganPhotos/Golden Boy

WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and IBF Middleweight World Champion Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) hosted their final press conference today ahead of their 12-round unification fight. The event will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Hot Rod Kalajdzic Determined To Dethrone IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev This Sat.  
World ranked contender "Hot Rod" Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KOs), of St. Petersburg, FL, has arrived in California for his world title showdown against IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev (13-0, 13 KOs), on Saturday, May 4, in the main event at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, CA, and live on ESPN (10pm ET/7pm PT).
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  Ruiz Lands Dream World Title Shot Against Joshua  
Andy Ruiz Jr. has landed a dream World title shot at Heavyweight king Anthony Joshua OBE on Saturday June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

Ruiz (32-1 21 KOs) can become the first ever Mexican Heavyweight World champion when he meets AJ at the vaunted Manhattan boxing mecca and comes into the bout in fine form. The 29 year old recorded his 21st KO win on his 32 fight ledger when he forced the retirement of Alexander Dimitrenko after five rounds of their clash in Carson, California ten days ago.
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  Gaibnazarov vs. Fox Featured
On Berchelt-Vargas 2 Undercard
 
Fazliddin “Fayzi” Gaibnazarov is on the fast track to world title contention. Gaibnazarov, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist for his native Uzbekistan, will face the toughest — and tallest — test of his career against the 6-foot-3 Mykal “The Professor” Fox in a 10-round super lightweight showdown from the Tucson Arena. Fox will have a roughly nine-inch height advantage over Gaibnazarov.
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  On This Day: May 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Samutsakorn, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin KO'd Joven Jorda in the 4th round -  WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Elio Ortiz won a 12 round UD over Ray Oliveira - IBU Welterweight Title.
Rich LaMontagne TKO'd Ernest Mateen in the 6th round - Non Title.
Chad Dawson TKO'd Earl Allen in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Fort Myers, Florida, USA:
Cesar Bazan KO'd Douglas Villarreal in the 4th round - Vacant NBA Light Welterweight Title.
2001, Houston, Texas, USA:
Lou Savarese TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 2nd round - Doesn't Everyone?
1998, Villeurbanne, France:
Fabrice Tiozzo TKO'd Terry Ray in the 1st round - WBA Cruiserweight Title
La Strobol, Lyon, France:
Hacine Cherifi won a 12 round UD over Keith Holmes - WBC Middleweight Title.
Lübeck, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Dicky Ryan in the 5th round -  Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
De La Hoya: "Alvarez vs. Jacobs Will
Determine Middleweight Supremacy"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — No doubt in Oscar De La Hoya’s mind, this middleweight unification world title championship opposing the Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez and the New Yorker Daniel Jacobs, is a crucial one. Saturday evening in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Alvarez (51-1-2), the WBC and WBA middleweight champion of the world, will face the IBF middleweight champion of the world, Jacobs (35-2-0).
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Andre Rozier: "Jacobs Will Prove He Is
The Master Of The Middleweight Division"

Chepo Reynoso: "Alvarez Is The
Best Middleweight In The World"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Daniel Jacobs's trainer, the New Yorker Andre Rozier, is definitively impatient to see his fighter in action Saturday evening. Rozier has the conviction that his fighter will become the master of the 160 pounds division.

Saturday evening in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Jacobs, the IBF middleweight champion of the world, will face the Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez, the WBC and WBA middleweight champion of the world, in a unification triple title bout.
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  DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing
Returns To Foxwoods Resort Casino May 17
 
DiBella Entertainment returns to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino with another evening of their acclaimed Broadway Boxing series on Friday, May 17, 2019 headlined by East Hartford, Connecticut's "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams. The event will be streamed live exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports, beginning at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT.
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  On This Day: May 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nongkhai, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom TKO'd Julio Cesar Avila in the 12th round - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Miami, Florida, USA:
Kelvin Davis TKO'd Ezra Sellers in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Maselino Masoe TKO'd Evans Ashira in the 2nd round - Vacant WBA Middleweight Title.
2003, Bangkok, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Hugo Dianzo - WBC Bantamweight Title.
1999, Crystal Palace, London, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Kevin Lueshing in the 3rd round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Alan Gilbert in the 8th round - Non Title.
1998, San Antonio, Texas, USA:
Adan Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ancee Gedeon - NABF Bantamweight Title.
James Coker KO'd Buck Smith in the 8th round - Non Title.
Jesse James Leija KO'd Troy Crain in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lance Whitaker TKO'd Ray Butler in the 6th round - Non Title.
1995, Cavite, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao won a 6 round Decision over Rocky Palma - Non Title.
1993, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA:
Tex Cobb TKO'd Mike Acklie in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Rising Prospect Victor Pasillas Remains
Undefeated With TKO Victory In Mexico
 
This past Saturday at Cheer's Bar and Grill in Tijuana, Mexico, rising super-bantamweight prospect, "Vicious" Victor Pasillas (14-0, 6 KOs), who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing, remained undefeated with a 3rd round TKO against Saul Banos (14-15-2, 7 KOs). The scheduled 8-round bout was promoted by GM3 Boxing and Gonzalez Boxing Promotions.
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  Frank De Alba To Now Take On Ruben Dario Lopez This Fri. Night At The Sands Bethlehem Event Center  
Super Featherweight contender Frank De Alba will take on late-replacement veteran Ruben Dario Lopez in the eight-round main event of a big night of boxing that will take place, THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, May 3rd at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
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  Anthony Young Ready For Breakout Performance This Saturday Night Against Sadam Ali  
This Saturday night at The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, welterweight, Anthony "Juice" Young will finally get the chance on the world stage to prove he is among the top fighters in the division when he takes on Sadam Ali (27-2, 14 KO's) on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez - Daniel Jacobs middleweight unification card live on DAZN.
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  Darmani Rock Remains Undefeated
With TKO Over Mike Bisset
 
On Friday night, Roc Nation Sports heavyweight boxer Darmani Rock (15-0, 10 KOs) earned his second win of 2019, dominating Mike Bissett (15-12, 9 KOs) of Tampa, Fla. by second-round technical knockout. Rock remains undefeated with a perfect record of 15-0 with 10 KOs.

The bout, which was promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions, saw Rock defeat the Floridian early in the evening with a second-round technical knockout. This is Rock’s 10th KO of his professional career.
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  On This Day: April 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Mauricio Pastrana KO'd Anis Roga in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney TKO'd Anthony Hembrick in the 5th round to win the USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1993, Melbourne, Vic, Australia:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Dave Russell in the 11th round to win the Vacant WBF Cruiserweight Title.
1992, London, England:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Derek Williams in the 3rd round to win the European (EBU), Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Titles.
1989, Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker TKO'd Louie Lomeli in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1986, London, England:
Dennis Andries won a 12 round SD over JB Williamson to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
1976, Landover, Maryland:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round Decision over Jimmy Young to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Title. Many believe Ali received a gift decision in this very boring bout.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Canelo & Jacobs Are Both Confident To Win
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: William Trillo

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez is clearly enthusiastic to fight on Cinco de Mayo. Saturday evening in the ring of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Alvarez will be fighting the New Yorker Danny Jacobs in a 160 pound title unifying bout. Alvarez (50-1-2) is WBC and WBA middleweight champion of the world, and Jacobs (35-2-0), is the IBF champion of the world.
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  Fabulous At The Forum
Estrada & Roman Victorious
 
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing at the Fabulous Forum put together a fantastic card with equally matched fighters. Nearly every fight was exciting and this show proved to be an exciting event well worth the price of admission.

In the main event and a rematch, Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3, 26 KO’s) out of Puerto Penasco, Mexico captured the World Boxing Council Super Flyweight in a unanimous stunning victory over southpaw Sor Rungvisai (38-4, 26 KO’s).
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  Ulysse Evens The Score With Claggett  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

In the main event of Golden Boy Boxing at Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort in Indio, California it was Calgary vs. Montreal in a Canadian warrior match up that was a rematch from 2017.

Calgary’s Steve Claggett (25-6-2 17 KO’s) came out determined to take control of the fight, pressuring Montreal’s Ives Ulysse (18-1, 9 KO’s) with quick combinations. Although Claggett pressed the fight all night Ulysse was able to counter beautifully, often catching Claggett with his guard down.
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Yves Ulysse Jr. W UD 10 Steve Claggett
Photo Gallery

Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Joshua Franco W SD 10 Oscar Negrete
Alexis Rocha W UD 10 Shoki Sakai
Marlen Esparza W UD 8 Jhosep Vizcaino
Mike Reed KO 2 Yardley Cruz
Raul Curiel RTD 2 Andrew Rodgers
Anthony Reyes W UD 4 Roberto Pucheta
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  On This Day: April 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, London, England:
Keith Holmes TKO'd Robert McCracken in the 11th round to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
New York, New York:
Lennox Lewis KO'd Michael Grant in the 2nd round to retain the WBC, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Titles.
Paul Ingle TKO'd Junior Jones in the 11th round to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd David Bostice in the 2nd round to win the WBA International Heavyweight Title.
1995, Landover, Maryland:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Segundo Mercado in the 7th round to win the Vacant IBF Middleweight Title.
Vincent Pettway KO'd Simon Brown in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight title.
1990, Seoul, South Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round SD over Leo Gamez to win the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Nigel Benn TKO'd Doug DeWitt in the 8th round to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
1985, Buffalo, New York:
Tony Tubbs won a 15 round UD over Greg Page to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.

  Robert Easter Jr. & Rances Barthelemy Fight To
Split-Draw In Matchup For WBA Lightweight Title
 
Photos: Petra Jezkova

Robert Easter Jr. and Rances Barthelemy fought to a split-draw in their matchup for the vacant WBA Lightweight World Title Saturday on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The challenging fight to score was ruled 115-113 Barthelemy, 115-113 Easter and 114-114. The WBA 135-pound title remains vacant following the split decision.
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  Prograis & Donaire Advance To The WBSS Finals  
Regis Prograis and Nonito Donaire both produced masterclass performances to reach the finals of the World Boxing Super Series where the Ali Trophy awaits the winners.

Prograis, the unbeaten southpaw boxer from New Orleans and super- lightweight bracket No. 1 top seed picked up the first big title, the WBA belt, when he scored a six round stoppage over Kiryl Relikh of Belarus in their WBSS semi-final Saturday at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La.
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  On This Day: April 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Cotabato, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Wethya Sakmaunglang in the 6th Round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mario Veit in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
New York, New York:
Andrew (Six-Heads) Lewis won a 12 round UD over Larry Marks to retain the WBA Welterweight title.
Julio Diaz KO'd Justo Sencion in the 9th round to win the Vacant NABA Lightweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Moorer KO'd Mario Melo in the 1st round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Michael Olajide to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1978, Udon Thani, Thailand:
Antonio Cervantes KO'd Tongta Kiatvayupakdi in the 6th round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1943, Ft Worth, Texas:
Mauel Ortiz KO'd Lupe Cardoza in the 6th round to retain the World Bantamweight Title.

  Danny Roman Unifies 122-Pound Division,
Now Holds WBA & IBF Belts
 
WBA champion Danny Roman has added another piece of championship hardware to his collection.

Roman, who was defending his title for the fourth time, outclassed now former IBF champion TJ Doheny via majority decision to become a unified champion in the 122-pound division on Friday night. Roman, 28, added the title in the famed Forum from his hometown of Los Angeles.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Petra Jezkova

Robert Easter Jr. 133.8 vs. Rances Barthelemy 135
(WBA Lightweight Title)
 

Viktor Postol 139.4 vs. Mohamed Mimoune 138.5
Efe Ajagba 241 vs. Michael Wallisch 242.5
Terrel Williams 148 vs. Justin Deloach 148.6
Ranfis Javier Encarnacion 126.4 vs. Jose Bustos 127.8
Daniel Guzman 117 vs. Fernando Ibarra De Anda 116.2
Flavio Rodriguez 147.2 vs. Gaku Takahashi 148.8
Yovani Rodarte 134.4 vs. Clay Burns 135
Burley Brooks 169.25 vs. Steven Crowfield 174.4

Venue: The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  Weights From Louisana - DAZN  
Regis Prograis 139.8 vs. Kiryl Relikh 139.9
(WBA World Super Lightweight Title)
(WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Title)
(WBSS Super Lightweight Semi-Final)

Nonito Donaire 117.6 vs. Stephon Young 117.3
WBA World Bantamweight Title)
(WBSS Bantamweight Semi-Final)

Venue: Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana
Promoter: Sauerland Event


  Undefeated Irish Middleweight Prospect Connor Coyle Wins Las Vegas Debut, Improves To 10-0  
Last night, Irish middleweight prospect Connor "The Kid" Coyle (10-0, 3 KOs) turned in an impressive Las Vegas debut, winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Robert Burwell in the main event, at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas.
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  Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten super lightweight contender Mario Barrios will return to action and look to further solidify his spot amongst the 140-pound elite when he takes on Argentina's Juan Jose Velasco in a 10-round showdown as part of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, May 11 from EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia.
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  On This Day: April 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Riesa, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Imparato - WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Terrence Lewis - Non Title.
Juan Diaz won a 8 round UD over Nelson Medina - Non Title.
Nate Campbell TKO'd Jaime Torres in the 5th round - Non Title.
Rocky Juarez KO'd Javier Ortiz in the 5th round - Non Title.
2001, Aalborg, Denmark:
Thomas Damgaard KO'd Rodney Jones in the 3rd round - WBA International Welterweight Title.
Caesar's Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA:
Carlos Bojorquez TKO'd Pernell Whitaker in the 4th round - Whitaker breaks
clavicle and referee stops the fight on advice of ring physician.
Mohammad Abdulaev TKO'd Luis Ruiz in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1996, Antibes, France:
Tom Johnson KO'd Claudio Martinet in the 7th round - IBF Featherweight Title

  Weights From Inglewood, Ca. - DAZN  
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 114.2 vs. Juan Francisco Estrada 114.6
(WBC Super Flyweight Title)

Daniel Roman 121.2 vs. TJ Doheny 121.8
(WBA/IBF Super Bantamweight Titles)

Jessie Vargas 150.4 vs. Humberto Soto 150.4
Vaughn Alexander 166.6 vs. Anthony Sims Jr 168
Diego Pacheco 161.8 vs. Guillermo Maldonado 159
Shakhram Giyasov 139.6 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 139.6
Austin Williams 159 vs. Joel Guevara 158
Murodjon Akmadaliev 124.6 vs. Carlos Carson 125.2
Ronnie Rios 123.6 vs. Daniel Olea 122.6
Alberto Melian 121.4 vs. Isaac Zarate 122

Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, California
Promoter: Matchroom, Zanfer


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Malik Hawkins 143.4 vs. Andre Byrd 143.9
Branden Pizarro 138.7 vs. Tre’Sean Wiggins 139.8
Gadwin Rosa 129.6 Sulaiman Segwa 128.5
Darmani Rock 275.4 vs. Mike Bissett 217.8
Christian Tapia 130.8 vs. Raul Chirino 135.1
Benjamin Sinakin 172 vs. Patrick Pierre 174.8
Josue Rosa 117.9 vs. Lucky Holt 119.4
Thyler Williams 142.9 vs. Abdiel Padilla 140.8

Venue: The Met Philadelphia
Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions & Live Nation


  Robert Easter Jr. vs. Rances Barthelemy
Final Press Conference
 
Former lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. and former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they meet for the vacant WBA Lightweight title this Saturday live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. PT /7 p.m. ET) from The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Masayuki Ito vs. Jamel Herring Junior Lightweight Title Showdown Headlines Memorial Day Weekend  
Masayuki Ito won the WBO junior lightweight title last July in Kissimmee, Florida. For title defense number two, he’s returning to the city of his greatest triumph.

Ito, who recently signed a long-term co-promotional contract with Top Rank, will defend his title against 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team captain and U.S Marine Corps veteran Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring Saturday, May 25 at Osceola Heritage Park. Ito-Herring will headline a special Memorial Day weekend edition of Top Rank on ESPN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, former two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza looks to get back in the win column against Antonio Lozada Jr.
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  On This Day: April 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Brentford, London, England:
Silence Mabuza KO'd Julio Cesar Medina in the 3rd round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Williams TKO'd Bob Mirovic in the 4th round -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Shigeru Nakzato - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Antonio Tarver won a 12 round UD over Montell Griffin - Vacant WBC and Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
James Toney won a 12 round UD over Vassiliy Jirov - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Dallas, Texas, USA:
Kasim Ouma and James Coker fought to a 2 round TD - WBC Continental Americas. Light Middleweight Title. Accidental headbutt causes deep cut on Coker's right eye.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA:
George Foreman won a 12 round SD over Lou Savarese - WBU Heavyweight Title.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Claude Staten in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Brant vs. Murata Middleweight Title
Rematch Set For July 12 In Japan
 
Brant vs. Rob “Bravo” Brant and Ryota Murata have a painful shared history. They waged a toe-to-toe battle last October in Las Vegas that saw Brant wrest the WBA middleweight title away from Murata via unanimous decision.

It’s time for the rematch.

Brant will make the second defense of that title against Murata Friday, July 12 at Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan. Murata, who captured a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, is one of his nation’s most revered sporting heroes and will look to gain vengeance in front of his home fans.
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  Weights From Fantasy Springs  
Yves Ulysse Jr 139.6 vs. Steve Claggett 140
Oscar Negrete 117.6 vs. Joshua Franco 117.6
Marlen Esparza 111.2 vs. Jhosep Vizcaino 111
Anthony Reyes 121.4 vs. Roberto Pucheta 123.6
Alexis Rocha 146.6 vs. Shoki Sakai 145.8
Mike Reed 141 vs. Yardley Cruz 142
Raul Curiel 149.4 vs. Andrew Rodgers 144.2

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


  Weights From Las Vegas  
Connor Coyle 159.8 vs. Robert Burwell 160
Antonio Williams 133.6 vs. Eduardo Garcia 129.6
Rosalinda Rodriguez 117.5 vs. Martina Horgasz 117.4
Jerrico Walton 146.6 vs. Jesus Zazueta Anaya 145.6
Katsuma Akitsugi 122.8 vs. Zakaria Miri 123.2
Mikayla Nebel 120 vs. Shurretta Metcalf 119.6

Venue: Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas
Promoter: Roy Jones, Jr. Promotions


  Rungvisai vs. Estrada II
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
With just two days to go until pound-for-pound star Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada meet in their highly-anticipated rematch at The Forum and live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK, the media gathered in downtown Los Angeles for the final press conference.

Rungvisai (47-4-1, 41KOs) will defend his WBC and Ring Magazine Super Flyweight World titles against Estrada (38-3, 26 KOs) in the main event of the evening. In the co-main event of the night, Daniel Roman (26-2-1, 10KOs) and TJ Doheny (21-0, 15KOs) will meet to unify the WBA and IBF Super Bantamweight World titles.
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  Young Enters The WBSS After Shoulder Injury Forces Tete To Withdraw  
Stephon Young (18-1-3, 7 KOs) of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, the WBA No. 5 contender and official WBSS super-lightweight reserve replaces Zolani Tete in the bantamweight semi-final against Nonito Donaire due to an injury in the right shoulder of the South African WBO Champion.
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  Valley Fight Night Pro Boxing May 10  
The ONLY professional boxing show in the 818 returns to the Burbank Marriott Events Center on Friday, May 10th as Bash Boxing, Lights Out Promotions, and PR Sports present another installment of Valley Fight Night.

In a pivotal crossroads bout, former World Title challengers Slava “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy (19-2, 16KOs) and Allan Green (33-6, 22KOs) face off over 8 rounds for a chance to reclaim themselves as contenders in the Light Heavyweight division. Shabranskyy, coming off a failed title challenge to Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, returns to his hometown fans and the Bash Boxing ring where he made his professional debut. Green, the two-time title challenger, looks to forge one final challenge to become a World Champion.
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  Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Mauricio Herrera To Now
Be The Co-Main Event For Canelo vs. Jacobs
 
Rising star Vergil Ortiz Jr. (12-0, 12 KOs) will have the opportunity of a lifetime as his scheduled 10-round welterweight battle against Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (24-8, 7 KOs) will now be the co-main event of Canelo vs. Jacobs. As previously announced, the night will also feature the likes of Pablo Cesar "El Demoledor" Cano, Lamont Roach Jr., John "The Gorilla" Ryder, Sadam "World Kid" Ali and Joseph "JoJo" Diaz Jr. in separate bouts. The event will take place Saturday, May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  On This Day: April 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina:
Sebastian Lujan TKO'd Diego Arias in the 4th round - Non Title.
Magdeburg, Germany:
Lukas Konecny TKO'd Filipp Bystrikov in the 7th round - NBA Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title.
Secunda, ML, South Africa:
Mzonke Fana TKO'd Laszlo Bognar in the 4th round -  WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa and Joel Zarate fought 2 rounds to a TD - WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA:
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Virgil Hill in the 4th round - Non Title.
Derrick Gainer KO'd Wilson Santos in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1995, South Padre Island, Texas, USA:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Silva - WBC Lightweight Title.
Agapito Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Jose Pantaleon - WBC International Featherweight Title.

  Statement From Gennady Golovkin  
I would like to announce that I have made a major decision for myself and for my career. I want to build on what I have already achieved and continue to better myself. Therefore, I will not be training with Abel Sanchez. This was not an easy decision for me and it is not a reflection on Abel's professional abilities. He is a great trainer, a loyal trainer, and a Hall of Fame trainer.

I will be announcing my new trainer at a later date. But today, I want to thank Abel for the lessons he taught me in boxing.


  Danny Roman Media Workout Quotes  
WBA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman took part in a media workout on Tuesday from the famed Muscle Beach in Venice, Calif.

Roman, 28, aims to add another title to his collection when he meets IBF belt holder TJ Doheny this Friday from The Forum in Los Angeles. The 12-round unification fight will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  Undefeated Featherweight Prospect Ruben Villa
vs. Luis Alberto Lopez Headlines ShoBox May 10
 
Undefeated featherweight prospect Ruben Villa will face once-beaten and top-15 ranked contender Luis Alberto Lopez in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, May 10 live on SHOWTIME at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT from Omega Products International in Corona, Calif.

The 22-year-old Villa (15-0, 5 KOs) returns in a 10-round bout for his second consecutive test on the prospect developmental series after dispatching then-unbeaten Ruben Cervera in the first ShoBox telecast of 2019. The two-time National Golden Gloves Amateur Champion and highly touted prospect Villa will take on the Mexican Lopez (17-1, 8 KOs), who is coming off an upset victory over Ray Ximenez in his U.S. debut in February.
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  Roc Nation Sports Boxer Darmani Rock Returns
To Ring In Six-Round Bout In Philadelphia
 
Roc Nation Sports today announced heavyweight boxer Darmani Rock (14-0, 9 KOs) will return to the ring in a six-round bout on Friday, April 26th at The Met in Philadelphia, Pa. where he will take on challenger Mike Bissett (15-11, 9 KOs) of Tampa, Fla. The event is being promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions.
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  On This Day: April 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Chiapas, Mexico:
Jorge Arce KO'd Melchor Cob Castro in the 5th round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Corrie Sanders in the 8th round - Vacant WBC Heavyweight Title.
2003, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA:
Ishe Smith won a 10 round UD over Sam Garr - Non Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Felix St Kitts in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2001, Liverpool, Merseyside, England:
Sebastian Rothman TKO'd Mark Hobson in the 9th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
Silence Mabuza won a 6 round decision over Anthony Hanna - Non Title.
Houma, Louisiana, USA:
Luis Collazo won a 4 round decision over Terry Dominic - Non Title.
1999, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Henry Castillo in the 7th round - Non Title.
München, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev TKO'd Peter Malinga in the 3rd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Big Foot Martin in the 8th round - Non Title.
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Gabriel Mira in the 4th round - WBC Flyweight Title.

 

Terence Crawford TKO 6 Amir Khan Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Teofimo Lopez KO 5 Edis Tatli
Shakur Stevenson W UD 10 Christopher Diaz
Felix Verdejo W UD 10 Bryan Vasquez
Larry Fryers W UD 6 Dakota Polley
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  Daniel Jacobs International Teleconference Transcript Plus Audio  
Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), the IBF Middleweight World Champion of Brooklyn, N.Y., hosted an international media conference call today to discuss his upcoming 12-round unification fight against WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. Robert Gasparri, COO of Golden Boy, and Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, also participated on the call, along with trainer Andre Rozier and manager Keith Connolly. The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Venegas & Coronado Score
Impressive Knockout Victories
 
This past Saturday at the Scottish Rite Theatre in downtown San Antonio, welterweight's Gilbert Venegas Jr. (11-1, 7 KOs) and Hector Coronado (2-0, 2 KO), both who are managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing and promoted by TMB & PRB Entertainment, scored impressive knockout victories.
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  On This Day: April 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Nagoya, Japan:
Hideki Todaka TKO'd Yokthai in the 11th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Memphis, Tennessee:
Michael Nunn KO'd Crawford Ashley in the 6th round to Retain the WBA Super Middleweight Championship.
1990, Los Angeles, California:
Paul Banke KO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 9th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Berk-Sur-Mer, France:
Simon Bown KO'd Tyrone Trice in the 14th round to win the Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
1978, Los Angeles, California:
Little Red Lopez KO'd Jose DePaula in the 6th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1977, Inglewood, California:
Carlos Zarate KO'd Alfonso Zamora in the 4th round , Non-Title bout between WBC Bantamweight Champion (Zarate) and WBA Bantamweight Champion (Zamora).

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Was Virgil Hunter Looking For The DQ?
 
By William Trillo
Photo: Mikey Williams -Top Rank

The look of confusion on Amir Khan’s face as he tried to recuperate from a powerful low blow seemed to tell a story that I believe many missed or dare not mention. Yes the blow delivered by Terrance Crawford was way south of the border, Khan had every reason to need some time to collect himself.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas Will Fight White In England
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Colombian Oscar Rivas (26 -0-0), who is ranked in the Top 10 of the international ratings, will fight the WBC first contender, the heavyweight Dillian Whyte (25-1-0), July 20th in London, England.
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  Tete: "Me And My Team Can Break You Into Pieces"  
South Africa’s WBO World champion Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) is in a ‘good place’ and thanks Floyd Mayweather Sr. ahead of facing the WBC Diamond and WBA World champion, American-Philippine Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs), in the 118lb WBSS semi-final on April 27 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, USA.

“Preparations have been excellent for the fight,” said Tete before sending praise to legendary trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father, and former trainer, of undefeated five-division champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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  On This Day: April 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Brakpan GT, South Africa:
Hasim Rahman KO'd Lennox Lewis in the 5th round to win the WBC, WBA and IBF Heavyweight Titles, "2001 Ring Magazine Upset of the Year".
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba won a 12 round UD over Carlos Contreras to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Eddie Hopson KO'd Moises Pedroza in the 7th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Arturo Gatti KO'd Tito Tovar in the 1st round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Danny Romero won a 12 round UD over Francisco Tejedor to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
George Foreman won a 12 round MD over Axel Schulz to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Moorer won a 12 round MD over Evander Holyfield to win the WBA and IBF Heavyweight Title.
John Michael Johnson TKO'd Junior Jones in the 11th round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
John John Molina won a 12 round UD over Gregorio Vargas to retain the IBF Super Featherweight title.

  Crawford Dominates Khan  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The pound-for-pound king, Terence “Bud” Crawford, will not need to relinquish his throne. Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) scored an unusual sixth-round TKO over Amir “King” Khan in front of 14,091 fans at Madison Square Garden to defend his WBO welterweight title for the second time.
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  Whyte Faces Rivas In London Showdown July 20  
Dillian Whyte will face Oscar Rivas for the number one Heavyweight spot in the WBC at The O2 in London on Saturday July 20, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Whyte (25-1 18KOs) holds the number one slot with the WBC and puts that on the line as the hard-hitting ‘Body Snatcher’ continues to blast his path to a World title shot. The Brixton banger put Derek Chisora away in devastating style in his last outing, the pair thrilling the Greenwich crowd in their rematch in December – before icing Del Boy in the 11th round.
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  On This Day: April 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Galati, Romania:
Lucian Bute KO'd Donnie McCrary in the 4th round - NABA Super Middleweight Title.
Hollywood, California:
Carl Froch TKO'd Henry Porras in the 8th round - Froch's American Debut.
2001, Erfurt, Germany:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Torsten May in the 8th round - Vacant European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Markus Beyer KO'd Manuel Lopez in the 7th round -  WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
1999:
Wilfredo Rivera won a 10 round UD over Angel Hernandez - Non Title.
1998, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA:
Hasim Rahman KO'd Steve Pannell in the 2nd round - USBA Heavyweight Title.
Larry Donald won a 10 round UD over Ross Puritty - Non Title.
1997, Inglewood, California, USA:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Agapito Sanchez - WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Enrique Jupiter in the 6th round - Mexican Super Bantamweight Title

  Ituarte Makes His Return To The
Ring A Winning One Over Estrella
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

On this night we were at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. for the Thompson Boxing Promotions show, Locked ‘N Loaded. The main event this evening was between Erick “All American Boy” Ituarte (21-1-1, 3 KOs) and Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (20-16-1, 14 KOs). These two featherweights were scheduled to go 10 rounds. It has been almost a year since Ituarte has been in the ring to fight.
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  Weights From NYC - PPV  
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Terence Crawford 146.4 vs. Amir Khan 146.6
(WBO Welterweight Title)
Teofimo Lopez 135 vs. Edis Tatli 134.8
Shakur Stevenson 125.8 vs. Christopher Diaz 125.6
Felix Verdejo 135 vs. Bryan Vasquez 135.4

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


  Weights From Carson, Ca. - FOX  
Danny Garcia 146.8 vs. Adrian Granados 146
Ricardo Espinoza 117.8 vs. John Riel Casimero 116.8
Brandon Figueroa 121.2 vs. Yonfrez Parejo 120.5
Andy Ruiz Jr 262 vs. Alexander Dimitrenko 259
Jorge Cota 154.4 vs. Jeison Rosario 156
Alfredo Angulo 166.6 vs. Evert Bravo 166.2
Ricky Lopez 127.4 vs. Joe Perez 127.8
Carlos Balderas 133.8 vs. Luis May 132.2
Raymond Muratalla vs. Jose Cen Torres
Rolando Romero 136 vs. Andres Figueroa 134.8
Omar Juarez 141.4 vs. Dwayne Bonds 139.4
Raymond Murattala 135.2 vs. Jose Cen Torres 135.4
Nelson Hampton 134.2 vs. Phillip Bounds 135.2

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Robert Easter Jr. Toledo Media Day Quotes  
Former lightweight world champion Robert “E-Bunny” Easter Jr. hosted a media day in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio Thursday and was joined by the Easter Bunny ahead of Sunday’s holiday. Easter will face former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy for the vacant WBA Lightweight Title on Saturday, April 27 live on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: April 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Gdansk, Poland:
Michael Trabant won a 12 round UD over Christian Bladt -  European (EBU) Welterweight Title.
Dariusz Michalczewski KO'd Joey DeGrandis in the 2nd round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Castillo - WBC Lightweight Title.
Stevie  Johnston won a 12 round MD over Alejandro Gonzalez - Non Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Charles Brewer - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1996, Brentwood, Essex, England:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mark Delaney in the 5th round - British Super Middleweight Title.
Levallois, France:
Jean Baptiste Mendy won a 12 round UD over Lamar Murphy - Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
Grand Forks, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Lou Del Valle - WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Claressa Shields Fantasyland
 
By William Trillo

It was late Saturday evening as I was driving down the 5 freeway when I got the little alert on my phone telling me I just received an email. The email turned out to be a press release sent out after Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) defeated Christina Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs) by unanimous decision to unify the women’s middleweight titles.

In her post fight quote Shields stated, “I am the greatest woman of all time.”
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  WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. vs. Kiko Martinez On Wilder vs. Breazeale May 18  
WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. will defend his title against former world champion Kiko Martinez in the co-feature to Wilder vs. Breazeale on Saturday, May 18 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Erick Ituarte, 125.3 lbs. vs. Jose Estrella, 125.7 lbs.
Richard Brewart, 156.7 lbs. vs. Sergio Ramirez, 163.3 lbs.
Luis Lopez, 145.3 lbs. vs. Daniel Perales, 146.9 lbs.
Oscar Torrez, 214.4 lbs. vs. Thomas Hawkins, 253.6 lbs.
Chris Crowley, 134.7 lbs. vs. Davonte McCowen, 131.1 lbs.

Venue: The Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  On This Day: April 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Fresno, California, USA:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.  won a 12 round UD over Victoriano Sosa - WBC Lightweight Title.
Miguel Cotto KO'd Joel Perez in the 4th round - Non Title.
2002, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Danny Green KO'd Paul Smallman in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Pan Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinyan KO'd Prasob Nookliang in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl KO'd Eidy Moya in the 9th round - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Thomas Damgaard won an 8 round UD over Abdel Mehidi - Non Title Bout.
1997, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Segundo Mercado in the 5th round - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd John David Jackson in the 7th round - IBF Middleweight Title
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Guy Stanford in the 1st round - Non Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Tony Limones in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1996, Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Joel Nolasco in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux vs. Ryder Cancelled
 
By Daniel Clottier
The former IBF middleweight champion of the world, the Montrealer David Lemieux (40-4-0) injured his right hand in a training session Wednesday afternoon in Montréal, then, his WBA super middleweight elimination bout which was supposed to oppose him to the British John Ryder (27-4-0), has been officially cancelled.
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  Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan Press Conference  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The time for talking is over. Terence "Bud" Crawford is ready for business.

Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) will defend his WBO welterweight title against Amir "King" Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) Saturday night at Madison Square Garden on the inaugural Top Rank on ESPN PPV (9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST).
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  Sergiy Derevyanchenko Is Seeking The
Biggest Fights In The Middleweight Division
 
World ranked middleweight contender Sergiy "The Technician" Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, was victorious this past Saturday night, April 13, against former world title challenger Jack Culcay (25-4, 13 KOs), of Davie, FL, at the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis, MN, taking home a 12-round unanimous decision. Scores for the bout, telecast nationally on FoxSports1, were 116-112 twice, and 115-113.
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  Cecilia Braekhus Looks Ahead To Massive Fights
With Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor & Cris Cyborg
 
Undisputed Women’s Welterweight World Champion ‘The First Lady’ Cecilia Braekhus, (35-0, 9 KOs), is headed to the United States in May to commence training for her next fight in defense of all of her belts, (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO and Ring Magazine). Based in Oslo, Norway, Braekhus has held all the world title belts in the welterweight division since September 2014.
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  Yigit Faces Hernandez On May 4 In Frankfurt  
Anthony Yigit (22-1-1, 7 KOs) will face Sandro Hernandez (15-7-3, 10 KOs) as the slick southpaw returns to action on May 4 at the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt.

Yigit outpointed Mohamed Khalladi on February 16 at the CGM Arena in Koblenz following a brave attempt at the IBF World Super Lightweight title in his World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Final clash with Ivan Baranchyk.
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  On This Day: April 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Manchester, England:
Carl Thompson won a 12 round UD over Chris Eubank - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Damon Reed in the 1st round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Wilfredo Vazquez in the 7th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Karl Taylor in the 1st round - Non Title.
Junior Witter won a 6 round Decision over Jan Bergman - Non Title.
Aachen, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Julius Francis in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Antonio Diaz KO'd Alberto Cortes in the 2nd round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 10 round UD over Gustavo Cuello - Non Title.
Oba Carr won a 10 round UD over Juan Carlos Rodriguez - Non Title.
Diego Corrales KO'd Juan Carlos Salazar in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Ike Quartey TKO'd Ralph Jones in the 5th round - WBA Welterweight Title.
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Marco Antonio Barrera - WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Francisco Valdez in the 4rd round Non Title.

  Golovkin Returns To The Big Apple Against Undefeated Top-10 Contender Steve Rolls June 8  
It's a whole new ballgame for boxing's pound-for-pound superstar attraction GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN! Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, brings his Big Drama Show back to the "Mecca of Boxing" -- Madison Square Garden for the first time in over two years in his eagerly-awaited DAZN debut on Saturday, June 8. Golovkin, whose resume includes a record 20 consecutive middleweight title defenses (18 by way of knockout), has consistently drawn packed houses to the five previous events he has headlined at The Garden, dating back to 2013. He will rumble with undefeated Top-10 contender and Kronk Gym alumnus STEVE ROLLS (19-0, 10 KOs), from Toronto, Canada, in a battle, scheduled for 12 rounds, at a maximum weight of 164 lbs. Golovkin vs. Rolls kicks off the exclusive six-fight, three-year global partnership between GGG Promotions and DAZN, the world's fastest-growing sports streaming platform.
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  Crawford vs. Khan Media Workout Notes  
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank
WBO welterweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and Amir "King" Khan hosted a media workout today at EverybodyFights, as the pair prepares for Saturday evening's Top Rank on ESPN PPV showdown at Madison Square Garden.
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  Aston Palicte vs. Kazuto Ioka June 19 Vacant WBO Jr. Bantamweight World Title Fight In Osaka, Japan  
World Boxing Organization (WBO) No. 1-ranked contender "Mighty" Aston Palicte (25-2-1, 21 KOs)will face three-division world champion Kazuto Ioka (23-2, 13 KOs)for the vacant WBO Junior Bantamweight World Championship, June 19 at Osaka Orefectural Gym in Osaka, Japan.

UFC Fight Pass® has the worldwide live streaming rights outside of Japan. Palicte vs. Ioka will be is the first world boxing championship on FIGHT PASS, under a new agreement between Palicte's promoter, RJJ Boxing, and FIGHT PASS, to live stream up to 72 professional boxing events through 2021.
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  Rances Barthelemy Training Camp Quotes  
Former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy discussed changes to his training camp as he nears a vacant WBA Lightweight Title showdown with former lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. taking place Saturday, April 27 live on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Taylor vs. Persoon Clash In Undisputed
Battle At MSG For Five Belts On June 1
 
Katie Taylor will face Delfine Persoon for the undisputed Lightweight championship of the World on Saturday June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

Taylor (13-0 6KOs) added the WBO title to her IBF and WBA crowns in March, stopping Rose Volante in the ninth round in Philadelphia, a sixth win inside the distance for the Irish sensation after the former amateur star won her first World title in just her seventh pro outing.
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  Selina Barrios To Face Former World Champion Melissa Hernandez April 27 In Louisiana  
Undefeated NABF Women's lightweight champion, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs), returns to the ring April 27, 2019, against former world champion, Melissa "The Shark" Hernandez (22-7-3, 7 KOs). The six-round bout will take place at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, as a special feature attraction on the WBSS super-lightweight semi-final card, headlined by Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) vs. Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs).
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  On This Day: April 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, New York, New York,:
John Ruiz TKO'd Fres Oquendo in the 11th round - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd and Andrew Golota fought to a 12 round DRAW - IBF Heavyweight Title.
Wayne Braithwaite won a 12 round UD over Louis Azille - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Navarro won a 12 round UD over Jorge Luis Gonzalez - IBA Continental Super Flyweight Title.
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Roque Cassiani in the 10th round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade KO'd Errol Banner in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Sassari, Italy:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Salvatore Fanni in the 6th round - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Indio, California, USA:
Shane Mosley TKO'd John Brown in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Angel Manfredy won a 10 round UD over Ivan Robinson - Non Title.
1998, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Cesar Leon in the 8th round - Mexican Featherweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Ben Tackie KO'd Edwin Santana in the 10th round - Vacant IBA Americas Lightweight Title.
Wayne McCullough won a 10 round UD over Antonio Salas - Non Title.

  Daniel Jacobs New York Media Workout  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom Boxing USA

IBF Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs (35-2, 29KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y. hosted a media workout today at CEA Fitness in Long Island, N.Y. ahead of his 12-round unification fight against Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. Andre Rozier, his trainer, also attended the workout. The event will take place Saturday, May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Top Lightweight Prospect Mazlum Akdeniz
Scores Bloody Win Over Jose Guillermo Garcia
 
Top lightweight prospect Mazlum Akdeniz added to his undefeated record on Saturday night, scoring an eight round unanimous decision over Jose Guillermo Garcia at the Montreal Casino in Montreal, QC.

Akdeniz turned in a complete performance, dominating his more experienced opponent from start to finish. His straight counter left hands and uppercuts bloodied Garcia, who is to be commended for his toughness in going the distance. Akdeniz also beat the Mexican warrior at his own game, adding a varied body attack, digging vicious shots downstairs in between his accurate attack up top.
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  TMB & PRB Entertainment Presents "A Ferocious Ending" Live Boxing In San Antonio Texas Apr. 20  
Professional boxing returns to the Scottish Rite Theatre in downtown San Antonio, TX, on April 20, 2019, when TMB & PRB Entertainment present, "A Ferocious Ending". Welterweight Gilbert Venegas Jr. (10-1, 6 KOs), welterweight Hector Coronado (1-0, 1 KO), and featherweight Richard Medina (3-0, 2 KOs), who are managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing, will fight in separate 4-round bouts. The 6-round main event will feature a middleweight showdown between Luis Villareal (4-0-1, 2 KOs) and Jimmie Strickland (3-0, 1 KO).
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  Zab Judah vs. Cletus Seldin Headline International Boxing HOF Induction Weekend At Turning Stone  
Preparations are well underway as Central New York prepares to host boxing's biggest weekend of the year, International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend. Star Boxing, in partnership with Turning Stone Resort Casino, today announced a new event for an already impressive boxing weekend - Zab "Super" Judah (44-9, 30 KOs) vs. Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (23-1, 19 KOs). The fight will take place in the Turning Stone Event Center on Friday, June 7, 2019, as part of the 30th Anniversary of Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend. The evening's co-main event will feature James "Buddy" McGirt Jr. (27-3-1, 14KO's) facing off against David Papot (22-0, 3KO's), the same weekend his father James "Buddy" McGirt Sr. will be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
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  On This Day: April 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dandenong, Australia:
Sam Soliman TKO'd Moechrody in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Pan Pacific Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinian TKO'd Falazona Fidal in the 2nd round.
2003, Nottingham, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Michael Monaghan in the 3rd round.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Derek McCafferty in the 7th round.
Padre Island, Texas:
Kennedy McKinney won a 12 round MD over Welcome Ncita to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marlon Staring retained his WBA Welterweight Title when he and Mark Breland fought to a 12 round Draw.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Rodolfo Aguilar in the 6th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1952, Chicago, Illinois:
Sugar Ray Robinson KO'd Rocky Graziano in the 3rd round to retain the World Middleweight Title.

  Lomachenko Lights Up Crolla  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

Top Rank Boxing’s main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA had the crowd in a frenzy chanting “LOMA, LOMA, LOMA!” as Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KO’s) destroyed England’s Anthony Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KO’s) to retain the WBA and WBO Lightweight titles.
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Claressa Shields W UD 10 Christina Hammer
Photo Gallery

Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Inclduing:
Claressa Shields W UD 10 Christina Hammer
Brenda Karen Carabajal W UD 10 Elena Gradinar
Jermaine Franklin W UD 10 Rydell Booker
Mario Heredia W SD 8 Samuel Peter
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  On This Day: April 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Hanover, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski TKO'd Graciano Rocchigiani in the 10th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ike Quartey to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Hammanskral, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu TKO'd Pablo Osuna in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1985, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marvin Hagler TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Middleweight title in the Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.
1984, Detroit, Michigan:
Milt McCrory TKO'd Gilles Elbilia in the 6th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1978, Panama City, Panama:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO'd Cecilio Lastra in the 13th round to win the WBA Featherweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Salvador Sanchez won a 10 round decision over Juan Escobar (Sanchez down twice).

  Claressa Shields Crowned Undisputed Middleweight World Champion With Victory Over Christina Hammer  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Claressa Shields is the undisputed middleweight champion of the world. The 24-year-old Flint, Mich. native delivered the best performance of her career and cruised to a unanimous decision over Germany’s Christina Hammer Saturday on SHOWTIME in arguably the most significant women’s boxing match in history. The judges scored the fight from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City 98-92 and 98-91 twice.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clear Domination For Dicaire
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire (15-0-0) promised to her fans to stay world champion, and she kept her promise. Saturday evening in the ring of the Montréal Casino, in the main event of a boxing show organized by the GYM Group, Dicaire proceed to a successful first defense of her IBF female super welterweight (154 pounds) championship of the world, with a win by unanimous decision (10 rounds of two minutes) over the former WBC champion, the Swedish Mikaela Lauren (31-6-0).
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  On This Day: April 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, New York, New York, MSG Theatre:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Keith Holmes - WBC, IBF Middleweight Title.
Nelson Dieppa KO'd Andy Tabanas in the 11th round - Vacant WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Serguei Lyakhovich won an 8 round UD over Sedrick Fields - Non Title.
2000, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico:
Guty Espadas Jr. won an 11 round TD over Luisito Espinosa - Vacant WBC Featherweight Title. (Accidental Head butt Stoppage)
1998, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Andrew Golota KO'd Eli Dixon in the 6th round - Non Title.
Zab Judah KO'd Angel Beltre in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Micky Ward KO'd Mark Fernandez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Eric Harding won a 6 round Decision over Levan Easley - Non Title.
Vivian Harris KO'd Carlos Nevarez in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Osaka, Japan:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 12 round UD over Joichiro Tatsuyoshi - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Lomachenko KO's Crolla In 4  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Vasiliy Lomachenko once again staked his claim as the pound-for-pound king, knocking out mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla in four rounds to retain his WBA/WBO/Ring Magazine lightweight titles.

Crolla, the former WBA lightweight champion, was game but never threatened Lomachenko. After tough battles against Jorge Linares and Jose Pedraza in 2018, he had an easier night at the office to begin his 2019 campaign.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dicaire Believes Speed & Technique Give Her The Edge;
Lauren Thinks Power & Experience Will Give Her Victory
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire will proceed to the first defense of her IBF female super welterweight (154 pounds) championship of the world Saturday evening in the ring of the Montréal Casino, in fighting the former WBC champion, the Swedish Mikaela Lauren (31-5-0).

Dicaire (14-0-0) was supposed to make the first defense of her title last month at the Montréal Casino, but the fight has been cancelled at the weigh in. The Québec Athletic Commission doctors discovered that her rival, Lina Tejada, from Dominican Republic, was blind from the left eye.
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  Weights From Atlantic City - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Claressa Shields 159.4 vs. Christina Hammer 159
(IBF, WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO Female Middleweight Titles)

Jermaine Franklin 245.2 vs. Rydell Booker 238.8
Otto Wallin 227.2 vs. Nick Kisner 221
Elena Gradinar 124.2 vs. Brenda Karen Carabajal 124.6
Ja’rico O’Quinn 115.4 vs. Vicente Alfaro Martinez 115.2
Samuel Peter 259 vs. Mario Heredia 275
Jesse Angel Hernandez 122.8 vs. Marcus Bates 122.6
Isiah Seldon 158 vs. Bryan Goldsby 154.8

Venue: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
Promoter: Salita Promotions


  On This Day: April 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Campione d'Italia, Italy:
Michelle Piccirillo won a 12 round UD over Cory Spinks - Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
Silvio Branco won a 6 round decision over Ramdane Serdjane - Non Title.
Chester, West Virginia:
David Tua TKO'd Fres Oquendo in the 9th round - NABF Heavyweight Title.
Ray Austin and Lance Whitaker fought to a 10 round DRAW.
2001, Hampton, Virginia:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd Danny Wofford in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2000, Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA:
Librado Andrade KO'd Terry Smith in the 2nd round - Non Title.
London, England:
Sam Soliman won a 6 round decision over Paul Wesley.
1997, Köln, Germany:
Sven Ottke TKO'd Jason Hart in the 2nd Round - Non Title.
Timo Hoffman won a 6 round decision over Mike Robinson.
Markus Beyer TKO'd Isidore Janvier in the 5th round - Non Title.
1996, Boston, Massachusetts:
Dana Rosenblatt KO'd Howard Davis Jr. in the 2nd round - WBU Middleweight Title.
Micky Ward KO'd Louis Veader in the 9th round - WBU Middleweight Title.

  Miracle On Cinco De Mayo From The Miracle Man?  
By Raymundo Dioses
On March 4, 2019, International Boxing Federation champion Daniel ‘The Miracle Man’ Jacobs shared the red carpet at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with his opponent, Canelo Alvarez, in advance of their May 4, 2019 middleweight title showdown.

The international press tour began in Jacobs’ home-state of New York, went South of the Border to Canelo’s home-country of Mexico, then landed and ended in the City of Angeles. Jacobs was all smiles at the press-fan friendly event and exuded the confidence that will be needed once he steps into the ring with Canelo, the WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine title holder in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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  Weights From Los Angeles, Ca. - ESPN+  
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Vasyl Lomachenko 134.4 vs. Anthony Crolla 134.8
(WBA, WBO Lightweight Titles)
 

Zurdo Ramirez 174.6 vs. Tommy Karpency 174.6
Mike Alvardo 139.6 vs. Arnold Barboza Jr. 140
Alexander Besputin 147 vs. Alfredo Blanco 146.4
Janibek Alimkhanuly 160 vs. Cristian Olivas 159.2
Guido Vianello 244.6 vs. Lawrence Gabriel 208
Ruben Rodriguez 144.8 vs. Ramel Snegur 142.8
Christopher Zavala 129 vs. Sergio Gonzalez 129.4
Elvis Rodriguez 139.4 vs. Kevin Luna 139.8

Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Promoter: Top Rank


  Daniel Jacobs Discusses His Mental Preparation Ahead Of His Fight Against Canelo Alvarez  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom Boxing

Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), IBF Middleweight World Champion, talked about his mental preparation ahead of his unification fight against WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion. Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs). The 12-round fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, May 4 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  On This Day: April 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round SD over Oscar Leon to Retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Kevin Kelley in the 4th round.
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Steve Dotse in a Bantamweight Bout.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Pernell Whitaker to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Paulie Ayala won a 10 round Decision over Nestor Lopez.
Micky Ward KO'd Alfonso Sanchex in the 7th round.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Bobby Giepert in the 1st round.
Raul Marquez TKO'd Anthony Stephens in the 9th round to win the Vacant IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Cesar Soto KO'd Elias Quiroz in the 2nd round.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Tyrone Armstead in the 4th round.
1996, Netherland Antilles:
Pernell Whitaker was give a 12 round SD win over Wilfredo Rivera to retain the WBC Welterweight Title. (One of the worst decisions this writer ever saw)
Ike Quartey TKO'd Vince Phillips in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1981, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Sean O'Grady won a 15 round UD over Hilmer Kenty to win the WBA Lightweight Title.

  Lomachenko vs. Crolla Final Press Conference  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

WBO/WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko came to Los Angeles to defend his titles. Anthony Crolla hopes to shock the world.

Lomachenko and Crolla faced off for the first time Wednesday at the final press conference two days before their STAPLES Center showdown, which will stream on ESPN+ starting at 11 p.m. EST/8 p.m. PST. In the co-feature, WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez will make his light heavyweight debut against Tommy Karpency in a 10-rounder.
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  Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer
New York Media Luncheon
 
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Undefeated middleweight champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer went face-to-face in New York on Wednesday just three days before arguably the most significant event in women’s boxing history this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux vs. Ryder For WBA Super
Middleweight Elimination Bout On May 4
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — Former IBF middleweight (160 pounds) champion of the world, the Montrealer David Lemieux will dispute his first fight in the super middleweight (168 pounds) May 4th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and it will be an important one. Lemieux (40-4-0) will face the British John Ryder (27-4-0) in a WBA super middleweight elimination bout.
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  Erick Ituarte Defends Lengthy
Unbeaten Streak On April 19
 
Featherweight talent Erick Ituarte (20-1-1, 3 KOs), riding high on a thirteen-fight winning streak, headlines "Locked n' Loaded" on Friday, April 19, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Ituarte, who lives in Santa Ana, Calif., faces veteran Jose Estrella (20-15-1, 14 KOs) of Mexico in the 10-round main event.
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  Omar Juarez Training Camp Quotes  
Rising blue chip prospect, Omar "El Relampago" Juarez (2-0, 1 KO), returns to the ring on PBC FIGHT NIGHT - EXTRA on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, April 20 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Juarez will face Dwayne Bonds (3-1-1, 1 KO) in a four-round match to open the telecast beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
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  On This Day: April 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Laemson Beach, Chumporn, Thailand:
Terdsak Jandaeng won a 12 round UD over Jesse Maca - WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight Title.
2003, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA:
Anthony Bonsante TKO'd Marris Virgil in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, Columbia, South Carolina:
O'Neil Bell KO'd Mohammad Benguesmia in the 4th round - Non Title.
1997, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York:
David Telesco TKO'd Ernest Mateen - New York State Light Heavyweight Title.
James Butler KO'd Gerald Holmes in the 1st round - Non Title.
1996, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Wilbur Garst in the 7th round - Non Title.
Texas, Dallas:
Sharmba Mitchell KO'd Gilberto Flores - WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Title.
Ike Ibeabuchi KO'd Gary Butler KO'd Gary Butler in the 1st round - Non Title.
1995, Levallois, France:
Zeljko Mavrovic TKO'd Christophe Bizot in the 11th round - Vacant European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Winky Wright won a 10 round Decision over Leon Cessiron - Non Title.

  Lomachenko vs. Crolla Media Workouts  
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

WBA/WBO lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko felt right at home Tuesday at the Ukrainian Culture Center, site of Tuesday's media workout. Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) won a pair of Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012) for his native Ukraine.

For the first time as a professional, Lomachenko will headline a STAPLES Center card, a short drive from his United States training base in Ventura County.
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  Canelo Alvarez International
Teleconference Transcript
 
Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion, hosted an international media conference call today to discuss his upcoming 12-round unification fight against IBF Middleweight World Champion Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs). Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, along with Jose "Chepo" Reynoso and Eddy Reynoso, also participated on the call. The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Weights From New York City - Broadway Boxing  
Ivan Golub 146.6 vs. Manuel Alejandro Reyes 147
Bakhodir Jalolov 244.4 vs. Brendan Barrett 234
Alicia Napoleon 156.2 vs. Eva Bajic 153
Hurshidbek Normatov 155 vs. Calvin Metcalf 154.4
Brian Ceballo 148.6 vs. Ricardo Garcia 148.6
Khalid Twaiti 121.4 vs. Jeno Tonte 118
Joseph Williams 198 vs. Jose Mario Flores 198.8

Venue: Sony Hall, New York City
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Three Of Salita Promotions’ World-Class
Russians To Headline On April 18 In Grozny
 
On Thursday, April 18, at the Sportivnyy Kompleks "Kolizey" in Grozny City, Russian heavyweight crusher Apti Davtaev (16-0, 15 KOs) will headline a show entitled “Time of Legends,” in a 10-round showdown against Brazil’s Pedro Otas (32-4-1, 28 KOs).

The event, televised live on Russian public sports channel Match TV, will also feature WBA #7, IBF #6 and WBO #4 light heavyweight slugger Umar Salamov (23-1, 17 KOs) defending his WBO International Light Heavyweight Championship against Poland’s Norbert Dabrowski (22-7-2, 9 KOs), as well as fellow undefeated hometown hero Aslambek Idigov (15-0, 7 KOs) taking on Spain’s Ronny Landaeta (16-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the WBO Europe Super Middleweight Title.
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  Donaire: "I Can’t Wait To The To Show
The Crowd What We’ve Been Working On"
 
Philippine-American Nonito 'The Filipino Flash' Donaire feels well prepared and looks forward to his World Boxing Super Series 118lb Semi-Final against South Africa’s WBO Champ Zolani Tete at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, USA on April 27.

“Lafayette, Louisiana is definitely going to be an experience,” said Donaire, a native of the Philippines who moved to the Bay Area in California at the age of 10 and today lives and trains in Las Vegas.
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  On This Day: April 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, M.E.N. Arena, England:
In Jin Chi KO'd Michael Brodie in the 7th round - Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Jamie Moore TKO'd Adam Katumwa in the 5th round -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Middleweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Zab Judah - WBC, WBA, IBF Welterweight Title.
Lakva Sim TKO'd Miguel Callist in the 5th round - Vacant WBA Lightweight Title.
Mohammad Abdulaev TKO'd Jesse Feliciano in the 8th round - WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Wladimir Klitschko in the 5th round - Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
1999, Barranquilla, Colombia:
Irene Pacheco KO'd Luis Coronado in the 9th round - Vacant IBF Flyweight Title.
Jose Garcia won a 12 round SD over Noel Arambulet - WBA Fedelatin Minimumweight Title.
Manchester, M.E.N. Arena, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Paul Ingle in the 11th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller - Vacant IBO Cruiserweight Title.

  Boxing Gone Wild In Pico Rivera  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

Red Boxing kicked off their initial boxing card at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Pico Rivera, California last Friday night and it was a salsa party of boxing with beer flowing, music blaring, and people dancing in the aisles during intermission which made the nine scheduled fights all the more fun.
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  Tyson Fury To Defend Lineal Heavyweight Title Against Tom Schwarz June 15 At MGM In Las Vegas  
The biggest star in world heavyweight boxing — all 6 feet 9 inches of him — is coming to the fight capital of the world.

Unbeaten lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, the self-proclaimed “Gypsy King,” will defend his title against top contender Tom Schwarz Saturday, June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and SES Boxing.
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  On This Day: April 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Temecula, California:
Oscar Larios TKO'd Miguel Escamilla in the 10th round to retain the Mexican Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Reno, Nevada:
Tracy Harris Patterson won a 12 round UD over Richard Duran to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Santos Cardona to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Buddy McGirt won a 12 round UD over Livingstone Bramble.
1992, Celano, Italy:
Gianfranco Rossi TKO'd Angel Hernandez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Carlos DeLeon in the 8th round to unify the WBC, WBA, and IBF Cruiserweight Titles.
Meldrick Taylor TKO'd Ivan Gonzalez in the 5th round.

  Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla April 12 Lightweight World Title Bout On ESPN+  
One of the biggest boxing events of the year will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ on April 12 at 11 p.m. ET from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The reigning WBA/WBO lightweight – and widely regarded pound-for-pound –champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs), is set to defend his unified lightweight world title against mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs). The undercard bouts will also stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET. All the evening’s fights will be available in Spanish on ESPN+.
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  On This Day: April 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Kalasin, Thailand:
Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym TKO'd Gilberto Gonzalez in the 5th round to win the WBA Flyweight Title.
Detroit, Michigan:
Uriah Grant TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 2nd round to retain the IBO Cruiserweight Title. Hearns injured his ankle.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Roger Turner in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Oliver McCall won a 12 round UD over Larry Holmes to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Luis Santana retained the WBC Light Middleweight Title when Terry Norris was DQ'd for hitting after the bell. Norris lost the title to Santana by being DQ'd in their previous bout. Finally in their 3rd bout Norris regained the title by TKO'ing Santana in the 3rd round.
Bruce Seldon TKO'd Tony Tucker in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBA Heavyweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round UD over Giovanni Parisi to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Tucaman, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Raul Nunez to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.

  Wojcicki & Radovan Victorious In IBF Title Fights  
Patrick Wojcicki (13-0-1, 4 KOs) retained his IBF Intercontinental Middleweight title with a unanimous points win against the tough Argentine Marcelo Fabian Caceres (18-4, 13 KOs) last night at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg.

Wojcicki had promised to do everything in his power to keep the title in Wolfsburg before the fight, and the 27 year-old stayed true to his word, dropping Caceres twice, in rounds seven and nine, en route to claiming a one sided points victory, with the three judges scoring the fight 114-112, 117-109 and 115-111 in favour of the Wolfsburg native.
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  On This Day: April 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Burbank, California, USA:
Yory Boy Campas KO'd Rigoberto Placenia in the 2nd round - WBC Mundo Hispano middleweight Title.
2001, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Naseem Hamed - Vacant IBO
Featherweight Title - Barrera deducted one point in 12th for intentionally slamming Hamed's head into a turnbuckle. I felt he should have been awarded a point for this :-)
Fernando Velardez TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 6th round - Non Title.
Omar Sheika TKO'd Stephane Ouellet in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Jermaine Taylor TKO'd Kenny Stubbs in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Verona, New York, USA:
Terrance Cauthen won a 10 round UD over Jose Narvaez - Non Title.
1998, Harrahs Casino, Cherokee, North Carolina:
Antwun Echols TKO'd Kevin Tillman in the 8th round - NABF , USBA Middleweight Titles.
Jimmy Thunder won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon - Non Title.

  Angelo Leo Dominates Neil John Tabanao
In Unanimous Decision Win
 
Photos: Credit Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Undefeated Las Vegas prospect Angelo Leo went wire-to-wire in an impressive and dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over Neil John Tabanao in a ShoBox: The New Generation main event Friday night on SHOWTIME from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
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  Keith Hunter Remains Undefeated With Split Decision Victory Over Sanjarbek Rakhmanov  
Tonight at the Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, in Las Vegas, NV, welterweight prospect, Keith "The Bounty" Hunter, who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing, won a thrilling split decision victory over Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (11-2-1, 5 KOs), improving his record to (10-0, 6 KOs). The 8-round bout was promoted by Mayweather Promotions.
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  Usyk Makes Heavyweight Debut
Against Takam On May 25
 
Pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk will make his Heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Saturday May 25, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Usyk (16-0 12KOs) was the dominant force in the Cruiserweight division over the last 18 months, culminating with his commanding win over Murat Gassiev in July to become the undisputed World ruler and the winner of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series tournament in Gassiev’s Moscow home.
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  On This Day: April 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Nelson KO'd Ezra Sellers in the 8th round - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Harry Simon won a 12 round UD over Armand Krajnc - WBO Middleweight Title.
2001, Grosseto, Italy:
Yawe Davis KO'd Neil Simpson in the 3rd round - Vacant European (EBU) Light Heavyweight Title.
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico:
Kermin Guardia won a 12 round UD over Juan Keb Baas - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Frank Toledo won a 12 round UD over Mbulelo Botile - IBF Featherweight Title.
Mohamad Abdulaev won a 4 round UD over Mahan Washington - Pro Debut for Abdulaev.
2000, Worley, Idaho:
Eliecer Castillo won a 10 round UD over Frankie Swindell - Non Title.
Zuri Lawrence won a 10 round UD over Mike Sedillo - Non Title.
1996, Hannover, Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO'd Asluddin Umarov in the 5th round - WBO Light .
Heavyweight Title
1993, Rochester, New York:
Oscar De La Hoya won an 8 round UD over Mike Grable - Non Title.

  Claressa Shields Miami Media Workout  
Photos: Jose Pineiro - SHOWTIME

WBA, WBC and IBF Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields hosted a media workout at 5th Street Gym in Miami Thursday as she nears her showdown against WBO Middleweight World Champion Christina Hammer for the undisputed middleweight world championship Saturday April 13 live on SHOWTIME from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ShoBox  
Angelo Leo 123 vs. Neil John Tabanao 122.25
Xavier Martinez 131.75 vs. John Moralde 131.5
Andre Cortes 132.25 vs. Jahmal Dyer 130.5

Venue: Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  Ray Robinson: "I Won The Fight. I Am The Last Guy To Beat Crawford And I Deserve A Shot At Him"  
Welterweight contender, Ray Robinson believes that he should have deserved the decision in his bout with WBO number-one ranked Egidijus Kavaliauskas in a bout that was seen live on ESPN this past Saturday at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Robinson of Philadelphia and Kavaliauskas battled to a majority draw in a bout where Robinson demonstrated great ring generalship and dictated the pace of the bout.
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  Wojcicki & Radovan Ready For IBF Title Double Header In Wolfsburg On Saturday  
Team Sauerland held a press conference today at the Leonardo Hotel to preview a huge night of boxing at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg on Saturday night featuring IBF title fights for rising middleweight stars Patrick Wojcicki (12-0-1, 4KOs) and Denis Radovan (11-0-1, 5 KOs).

Wojcicki defends his IBF Inter-Continental title against mandatory challenger Marcelo Fabian Caceres (18-3, 13KOs) as he returns to headline his hometown arena following a unanimous points win Sven Elbir in October.
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  Junior Featherweight Arnold Khegai Stays Undefeated With 8th-Round Stoppage Of Mchanjo  
WBA #13 featherweight, WBO #7 and IBF #8 junior featherweight Arnold “Arni” Khegai stayed sharp with an eight-round stoppage of Tanzania’s Haidari Mchanjo last Friday night at the Ice Palace in Vladimir, Russia.

The undefeated ethnic Korean, Ukrainian-born slugger (15-0-1, 10 KOs) was dominating throughout (scores 80-72 x 3) the scheduled 10-rounder, when Mchanjo wisely decided not to come out for round nine.
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  On This Day: April 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Vince Phillips - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Wayne Elcock won a 12 round UD over Anthony Farnell - WBU Middleweight Title.
Junior Witter TKO'd Jurgen Haeck in the 4th round -  European (EBU-EU) Light Welterweight Title.
Leipzig, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round SD over Eric Lucas - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Calvin Grove in the 1st round - Non Title
Kevin Kelly TKO'd Nico Toriri in the 7th round - PABA Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round SD over Kennedy McKinney - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Tua TKO'd Oleg Maskaev in the 11th round - WBC Intl. Heavyweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Paul Denard in the 4th round - Non Title.
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Francisco De Assis in the 1st round - Non Title.
Robbie Peden TKO'd Willeson Spann in the 3rd round - Non Title.

  Thorslund Defends World Title
Against Adams On June 22
 
Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) will defend her WBO Female World Super Bantamweight title against mandatory challenger April ‘Armageddon’ Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) on June 22 at the Forum Horsens in Denmark.

The Danish star returns to action following a bloody battle with Alesia Graf on January 19 at the Struer Energi Park, which saw Thorslund retain her WBO title via unanimous decision despite suffering a nasty cut above her left eye.
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  Sims Jr. Aiming For Title Fights In 2019  
Anthony Sims Jr. admits he’s a work in progress – but wants to challenge for titles at the end of 2019 as he returns to action at The Forum in Inglewood, LA on Friday April 26, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Sims Jr (18-0 17KOs) impressed on British soil once again in his last outing, a sixth round stoppage of Mateo Veron in Peterborough, England to further extend his unbeaten record.
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  Unbeaten Rising Heavyweights Jermaine Franklin
& Otto Wallin Talk Upcoming Bouts
 
Unbeaten rising heavyweight contenders Jermaine Franklin and Otto Wallin will be looking to make a splash and announce themselves in the heavyweight division when they step in for separate bouts live on SHOWTIME Saturday, April 13 from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
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  Frank De Alba Takes On Moises Delgadillo In Main Event At Sands Bethlehem Event Center On May 3  
Super Featherweight contender Frank De Alba will take on veteran Moises Delgadillo in the ten-round main event of a big night of boxing that will take place on Friday night, May 3rd at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

De Alba of Reading, PA has called the Sands Bethlehem Event a 2nd home as this will be the 6th appearance for De Alba in the venue.
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  Promoter Greg Cohen Files Official Protest Over Bogdan Dinu’s KO Loss To Kubrat Pulev  
Because of the serious nature of the illegal fouls inflicted on his fighter, Bogdan Dinu, in his knockout loss against Kubrat Pulev on March 23 at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California, promoter Greg Cohen has filed a Petition for Change of Decision with the California State Athletic Commission.
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  Carlos Adames vs. Frank Galarza Headlines
Packed Crawford vs. Khan Undercard On ESPN2
 
One of the 154-pound division’s biggest punchers — Dominican sensation Carlos “El Caballo Bronco” Adames — is set to make a thunderous statement April 20 at Madison Square Garden.

NABF champion Adames will defend his belt against Brooklyn native Frank Galarza in the 10-round featured bout on the Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan undercard broadcast, which will begin at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and in Spanish on the ESPN app. Adames vs. Galarza will also be contested for the vacant NABO 154-pound belt.
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  Light Heavy Umar Salamov Defends WBO International Championship April 18 Against Norbert Dabrowski  
World-class light heavyweight slugger Umar Salamov (23-1, 17 KOs) will return to action in his hometown of Grozny City, Russia, on Thursday, April 18, to defend his WBO International Light Heavyweight Championship against Poland’s Norbert Dabrowski (22-7-2, 9 KOs).
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  On This Day: April 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Clermont Ferrand, France:
Salim Medjkoune won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Gigliotti - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Mahyar Monshipour TKO'd German Guartos in the 3rd round - European (EBU) Super Bantamweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Monte Barrett won a 10 round SD over Robert Wiggins - Non Title.
Glen Johnson and Daniel Judah fought to a 10 round DRAW - Non Title.
2002, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton TKO'd Lloyd Bryan in the 3rd round -  Vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
Peter Manfredo Jr. won an 8 round UD over Grady Brewer - Non Title.
2001, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Fernando Montilla in the 7th round - Non Title.
1996, Udonthani, Thailand:
Samson Dutch Boy Gym KO'd Luis Sosa in the 1st round - WBF Super Flyweight Title.

  Yves Ulysse Jr. vs. Steve Claggett & Oscar Negrete vs. Joshua Franco Headline Night Of The Rematches April 25 At Fantasy Springs On Golden Boy On DAZN  
Super lightweight contender Yves Ulysse Jr. (17-1, 9 KOs) of Montreal, Canada will face Steve Claggett (27-5-2, 17 KOs) of Calgary, Canada in a 10-round rematch for the vacant WBA Gold Super Lightweight Title in the main event of the April 25 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Details for how to watch the fights will be announced shortly.
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  Clayton, Harrison, Skorokhod & Volny
Score KO Victories Over The Weekend
 
It was a monstrous weekend for the stars of the Lee Baxter Promotions family over the weekend, on both sides of the border.

In Toronto, LBP presented a tremendous night of action downtown at the historic Mattamy Athletic Centre. Not only is the venue located on the same plot of land as Maple Leaf Gardens, but the very date of the event, March 29, fell on the same night as the biggest fight in the city’s history—Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo.
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  Keith Hunter To Face Sanjarbek Rakhmanov
April 5 In Las Vegas
 
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated welterweight prospect, Keith "The Bounty" Hunter (9-0, 6 KOs) will face his toughest opponent to date when he battles Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (11-1-1, 5 KOs) April 5, 2019, at the Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, in Las Vegas, NV. This 8-round bout is being promoted by Mayweather Promotions.
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  Dawson & Conto Get Big Wins In Philly  
Over the weekend, two highly regarded prospects under the Split-T Management stable, welterweight Mark Dawson Jr. and heavyweight Sonny Conto remained undefeated with victories in their hometown of Philadelphia.

On Friday night at SugarHouse Casino, Dawson took a unanimous decision over Jordan Morales in a six-round bout.
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  On This Day: April 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Dennis Holbaek Pederson in the 6th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Michael Stewart to win the IBF Light Welterweight (Interim) Title.
Bremen, Germany:
Daruisz Michalczweski TKO'd Muslim Biarslanov in the 7th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1998, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Remigio Daniel Molina in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Bayom, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Mahenge Zulu in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Frankie Liles won a 12 round UD over Andrej Shlalikov to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Freddy Norwood won a 12 round UD over Antonio Cermeno to win the Vacant WBA Featherweight Title.
Jorge Eliecer Julio TKO'd Daniel Jimenez in the 9th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.

 

Oleksandr Gvozdyk TKO 5 Doudou Ngumbu
Photo Gallery

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Including:
Oleksandr Gvozdyk TKO 5 Doudou Ngumbu
Kudratillo Abdukakhorov W UD 12 Keita Obara
Ray Robinson DRAW 10 Egidijus Kavaliauskas
Cassius Chaney TKO 1 Christian Mariscal
Sonny Conto TKO 1 Omar Acosta
Jeremy Adorno W UD 4 Sebastian Baltazar
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  Undefeated Irish Middleweight Prospect Connor Coyle To Make Las Vegas Debut In Main Event  
The newest member of Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions' growing stable of gifted boxers, undefeated Irish middleweight prospect Connor "The Kid" Coyle, will make his Las Vegas debut in the 8-round main event on Thursday night, April 25, at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas.

Coyle (9-0, 3 KOs), who travels from Derry, Northern Ireland to America to finish training camp for every fight, headlined an RJJ Boxing on FIGHT PASS main event fight this past February in Saint Petersburg, Florida. His impressive eight-round decision over 19-4 Travis Scott led to RJJ Boxing signing its first Irish fighter. Coyle is matched against Robert Burwell (8-2, 3 KOs), fighting out of Orlando (FL)
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  Super Bantamweight Prospects Angelo Leo
& Neil Tabanao Talk Training Camp
 
Unbeaten 122-pound prospect Angelo Leo and Filipino Neil Tabanao talk training camp just days away from their ShoBox: The New Generation main event showdown Friday, April 5 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.

The ShoBox tripleheader co-feature will see unbeaten super featherweight prospect Xavier Martinez (13-0, 9 KOs) squaring off against experienced Filipino John Moralde (21-2, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout and undefeated Mayweather Promotions’ 130-pound prospect Andres Cortes (10-0, 6 KOs) facing Jahmal Dyer (9-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout in the telecast opener.
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  Cecilia Braekhus Makes Plans
For Big Return To The Ring
 
‘The First Lady’ Cecilia Braekhus, (35-0, 9 KOs), is planning a big return to the ring following an extraordinary 2018 campaign filled with dominating victories inside the ring and a wealth of historical accolades outside.

Based in Oslo, Norway, and undisputed welterweight world champion (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO world titles) since September 2014, Braekhus, celebrated as the International Ambassador for Women’s Boxing, fought three times in 2018, twice in Los Angeles, CA and once in Moscow, Russia.
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  Moran & Almonte Shine In Their Star Boxing Debuts  
Star Boxing's recently signed undefeated international prospects, #1 rated Irish welterweight, DYLAN "THE REAL DEAL" MORAN (now 10-0 5KO's) and Dominican Republic bantamweight prospect and titlist, JUNIOR "BAMBITO" ALMONTE (now 12-0 9KO's) both fought over the weekend in their first bouts as Star Boxing fighters.
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  Berchelt vs. Vargas & Navarrete vs. Dogboe Rematches Headline Top Rank On ESPN Card May 11 In Tucson  
Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas waged pugilistic war once before. The Mexican warriors, two-plus years removed from their breathtaking battle, are set to do it again.

Berchelt, who snagged Vargas’ WBC super featherweight title via 11th-round knockout in January 2017, will make the fifth defense of that belt on Saturday, May 11 at the Tucson Arena, located inside the Tucson Convention Center.
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  Yunusov Shows Heart & Determination With Unanimous Decision Over Colon At Sugarhouse  
Three-time Olympian Anvar Yunusov remained perfect by getting off the deck and fighting through a bad cut to win an eight-round unanimous decision over Carlos Colon in a junior lightweight bout that highlighted an action-packed ten bout card before a sold-out crowd on Friday night at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.

The card, which was promoted by King's Promotions in association with Titans Boxing Promotions, was streamed LIVE (and now can be seen on-demand) all of the world on the King's Boxing Facebook Page.
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  On This Day: April 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tijuana, Mexico:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Juan Angel Macias in the 8th round to win the WBO NABO Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Tokyo, Japan:
Yasuei Yakushiji won a 12 round MD over Cuauhtemoc Gomez to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1992, Sydney, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Nedrick Simmons in the 1st Round.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Rocky Lockridge won a 15 round UD over Harold Knight to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1983, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Aaron Pryor TKO'd Sang Hyun Kim in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1980, Tokyo, Japan:
Jorge Lujan TKO'd Shuichi Isogami in the 9th round to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1971, Inglewood, California:
Ruben Olivares won a 15 round UD over Chucho Castillo to retain the WBC and WBA Bantamweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
No Fooling,
Pound4Pound.com Is Now
Lb4Lb.com Too!
 
By William Trillo

It is with great pleasure that I want to let all my faithful readers, (3 at last count), know that you can also find your favorite boxing website at www.Lb4Lb.com as well as www.Pound4Pound.com

Nothing else will change. You will still get our 24/7 boxing coverage that includes fight coverage with photos of all the major events, exclusive interviews and videos as well as my blog which can go anywhere from hard hitting editorials to speaking the truth or having a good laugh, which sometimes go hand in hand. No holds barred here, Lb4Lb.com will give you all the latest news and truth as it always has.
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  New Opponent For Derek Silveira, 14-0 Roberto Valenzuela Jr. On April 12 Card In Hampton, NH  
Former New England welterweight champion Derek "The Surgeon" Silveira has a new opponent for his April 12th main event fight for the vacant N.E. welterweight title on a stacked "Riot at The Rim" card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions (GSP), at The Rim in Hampton, New Hampshire.
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  On This Day: April 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Berlin, Germany:
Chris Byrd TKO'd Vitali Klitschko in the 10th round to win the WBO Heavyweight title. Klitschko retired in his corner after the 9th round.
1995, Prim, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Andy Tabanas in the 12th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Crawford Ashley to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1991, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Mike McCallum won a 12 round SD over Sumbu Kalambay to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1990, Washington, DC:
Simon Brown TKO'd Tyrone Trice in the 10th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Riddick Bowe TKO'd Robert Colay in the 2nd round.
1972, Tokyo, Japan:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round UD over Mac Foster.
1938, Chicago, Illinois:
Joe Louis KO'd Harry Thomas in the 5th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Ryan Garcia Train Keeps Rolling Along  
By William Trillo and Albert Castillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Lightweight Ryan Garcia (18-0, 15 KO’s) remained undefeated with his two round demolition over Jose Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KO’s). The full house at Fantasy Springs Casino saw Garcia handle a tentative Lopez with the greatest of ease.

By the end of round one Lopez found himself kissing the canvas after a barrage of Garcia blows did serious damage. Lopez would arise to finish the round but the end was near. Garcia began round two without skipping a beat as he put more leather on his hapless foe. Lopez would make it through the round but enough was enough and his corner threw in the towel bringing an abrupt end to the fight.
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  Gvozdyk Retains WBC Light Heavyweight Title
With TKO Win Over Doudou Ngumbu
 
Photos: Top Rank

Oleksandr "The Nail" Gvozdyk nailed down the first defense of his WBC light heavyweight world title, knocking out Doudou Ngumbu in the fifth round.

Ngumbu (38-9, 14 KOs) injured his right calf and could not continue, forcing referee Eric Dali to stop the fight.
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  Greg Vendetti Returns With Win Over Alan Zavala  
A sold out crowd watched hometown hero, Greg Vendetti (21-3-1, 12 KOs) break down Alan Zavala (15-4, 13 KOs) over 10 exciting rounds to win a unanimous decision last night at Melrose, Massachusetts' historic fight venue, Memorial Hall.

Zavala, who took the fight on a few days notice when Vendetti's original opponent, Manny Woods came down with the flu, gave a great effort in the loss but the Mexican couldn't match Vendetti's power and work rate. Despite Zavala's extreme height and weight advantage, Vendetti found a home all night for his lead left hook and overhand right to the roars of the enthusiastic crowd.
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  On This Day: March 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Little Rock, Arkansas:
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round MD over Beibis Mendoza to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Anaheim, California:
Chiquita Gonzalez KO'd Jesus Zuniga in the 5th round to retain the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Titles.
Alejandro Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Louie Espinoza to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Daniel Jimenez.
Genaro Hernandez TKO'd Jorge Paez in the 8th round.
Detroit, Michigan:
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Lenny LaPaglia in the 1st round to win the WBU Cruiserweight Title.
1990, Tampa, Florida:
Terry Norris KO'd John Mugabi in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1980, Knoxville, Tennessee:
Mike Weaver KO'd John Tate in the 15th round to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad TKO'd Marvin Johnson in the 11th round to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Larry Holmes KO'd Leroy Jones in the 8th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Marvin Camel won a 15 round UD over Mate Parlov to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1973, San Diego, California:
Ken Norton won a 12 round SD over Muhammad Ali to win the NABF Heavyweight Title. Ali suffered a broken Jaw in this bout.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dicaire Will Fight Mikaela Lauren
 
By Daniel Cloutier
The Montrealer female Marie-Eve Dicaire (14-0-0) will proceed to the first defense of her IBF super welterweight championship or the world April 13rd at the Montréal Casino, in fighting her first contender, the Swedish Mikaela Lauren (31-5-0).

The news has been confirmed by the promoter of the GYM Group, the Montrealer Yvon Michel, Friday morning.
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  Welterweight Contender Kerman Lejarraga
Faces David Avanesyan Tonight In Bilbao, Spain
 
Welterweight contender Kerman "The Revolver" Lejarraga (27-0, 22 KOs) returns to the ring tomorrow, March 30, battling former world champion David Avanesyan (23-3-1, 11 KOs), of Tabynskoe, Russia, in front of an expected massive crowd at the Bilbao Arena in Bilbao, Spain. The 12-round clash with Lejarraga defending his EBU European Welterweight Title is promoted by MGZ Promotions, who co-promotes Lejarraga with DiBella Entertainment.
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  Weights From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - ESPN+  
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174.7 vs. Doudou Ngumbu 174.3
(WBC Light Heavyweight Title)
Kudratillo Abdukakhorov 145.8 vs. Keita Obara 146.2
Ray Robinson 145.8 vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.1
Fredrick Lawson 146.7 vs. Juan Ruiz 149.6
Cassius Chaney 248.6 vs. Christian Mariscal 251.2
Sonny Conto 217.1 vs. Omar Acosta 206.6
Jeremy Adorno 120.1 vs. Sebastian Baltazar 120.3
Askhat Ualikhanov 141.3 vs. Jose Lopez 141.5
Joshafat Ortiz 129.6 vs. James Thomas 130.3
Christian Mbilli 163.3 vs. Humberto Gutierrez 165.5
Donald Smith 126.4 vs. Jose Antonio Martinez 127.6

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Indio, Ca. - DAZN  
Tito Acosta 108 vs. Ganigan Lopez 107.4
(WBO Light Flyweight Title)
Ryan Garcia 134.6 vs. Jose Lopez 134
Rocky Hernandez 128.8 vs. Ibrahim Mgender 129
Joet Gonzalez 125.8 vs. Rodrigo Guerrero 125.2
Antonio Orozco 142.4 vs. Jose Rodriguez 138.6
Danielito Zorrilla vs. Gamaliel Diaz
Neeco Macias 153.6 vs. Jeremy Ramos 153.4
Herbert Acevedo 140 vs. Alfonso Olvera 140
Aaron McKenna 146.8 vs. Loretto Olivas 145.6

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


  Robert Easter Jr. vs. Rances Barthelemy
Headlines WBA Lightweight Title Fight April 27
 
Former lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. and former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy will meet for the vacant WBA Lightweight Title on Saturday, April 27 live on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Kendo Castaneda Defeats Eudy Bernardo
By Decision, Improves To 16-0
 
Undefeated San Antonio super lightweight Kendo "Tremendo" Castaneda out-classed and out-boxed Eudy "AK47" Bernardo cruised to a 10-round unanimous decision triumph in last night's (Thursday, Mar. 28) main event on the RJJ Boxing on UFC Fight Pass® pro boxing event, at Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas.

Presented by Castaneda's promoter, Roy Jones Jr (RJJ) Boxing Promotions, and San Antonio--based Leija Battah Promotions, last night's show was a sell out filled with local favorite Castaneda's loyal, passionate fans.
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  Split-T Management Triumvirate Of Philly Fighters Ready To Shine In The City Of Brotherly Love  
This weekend, three highly regarded members of the Split-T Management stable will look to shine in their hometown of Philadelphia.

On Friday night, undefeated welterweight Mark Dawson Jr. will look to stay undefeated when he takes on Jordan Morales in a six-round bout at SugarHouse Casino.
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  On This Day: March 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Reading, Pennsylvania:
Felix Machado won a TD in the 6th round over Martin Castillo to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis in the 5th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
2001, Ft Worth, Texas:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Hugo Dianzo to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1997, Tokyo, Japan:
Wilfredo Vazquez KO'd Yuji Watanabe in the 5th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Dublin, Ireland:
Wayne McCullough won a 12 round SD over Jose Luis Bueno to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1984, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marvin Hagler TKO'd Juan Roldan in the 10th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Titles.
1965, New York, New York:
Jose Torres TKO'd Willie Pastrano in the 9th round to win the WBC and WBA Light heavyweight Title.
Emile Griffith won a 15 round UD over Jose Stable to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Title.

  Jaime Munguia vs. Dennis Hogan
Teleconference Transcript
 
WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Jaime Munguia (32-0, 26 KOs) and mandatory 154-pound contender Dennis "Hurricane" Hogan (28-1-1, 7 KOs) hosted an international media conference call today to discuss their upcoming 12-round battle. They were joined by Roberto Alcazar, trainer of Munguia, along with Robert Gasparri, Chief Operating Officer of Golden Boy. The event will take place Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Anvar Yunusov 129.8 vs. Carlos Colon 129.1
Erik Spring 154.2 vs. Terrance Williams 153.6
Brandon Robinson 166.6 vs. Lawrence Blakey 168.8
Colby Madison 235.4 vs. Emilio Salas 206.5
Jordan Demko 159.5 vs. LaQuan Evans 158.1
Anthony Mercado 142 vs. Andres Navarro 136
Ryan Humberger 158.6 vs. Brent Oren 160.9
Michael Coffie 281.3 vs. Eduardo Vitela 246.8
Mark Dawson 148 vs. Jordan Morales 146.5
Javier Oquendo 128.9 vs. Weusi Johnson 129.8

Venue: SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia
Promoter: King’s Promotions in association with Titans Boxing Promotions


  Ukrainian Oleksandr Teslenko Battles
Fabio Maldonado Tomorrow In Toronto
 
Heavyweight Oleksandr "Sasha" Teslenko (15-0, 12 KOs) has been on every boxing expert's watch list for several years. The monstrous power puncher from Ukraine has been making waves in his adopted homeland of Canada and, more recently, in the United States.

On Friday, he'll have an opportunity to test himself and showcase his strength and skill set against the toughest challenge of his career thus far.
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  Claressa Shields Transitions Training Camp To
Florida For Undisputed Middleweight Championship
 
WBC, IBF and WBA Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields arrived in Miami yesterday to hold the final portion of her training camp at the Fifth Street Gym as she prepares to take on WBO Middleweight World Champion Christina Hammer in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION tripleheader Saturday, April 13 live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT) from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
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  Heavyweights Jonathan Rice vs. Arslanbek Makhmudov Clash For WBC International Title May 17 In Montreal  
Heavyweight Jonathan Rice (10-3-1, 6 KOs), who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing, will battle Arslanbek Makhmudov (7-0, 7 KOs) for thevacant WBC International title, May 17, 2019, at the Montreal Casino, in Montreal, Canada. The 10-round main event is being promoted by Eye of the Tiger Management.
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  On This Day: March 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Hamburg, Germany:
Zsolt Erdei TKO'd Jose Dos Santos in the 10th round -  WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
Alexander Petkovic TKO'd Alain Simon in the 9th round - WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Dariusz Michaelczewski KO'd Derrick Harmon in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
David Tua and Hasim Rahman fought to a 12 round Draw - NABF Heavyweight Title
Bernard Hopkins won an 8 round TD over Morrade Hakkar -WBC, WBA, IBF Middleweight Titles.
2002, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Petcharoon Wor Surapol in the 5th round - PABA Featherweight Title.
Verno Phillips TKO'd Lloyd Jose in the 5th round - Vacant NBA Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Laurent Boudonani won a 12 round UD over Carl Daniels - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Mongkol Charoen - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Michael Moorer won a 12 round MD over Vaughn Bean - IBF Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Makhmudov: "The Most Significant
Fight Of My Pro Boxing Career"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian Arslanberk Makhmudov will dispute the most important fight of his pro boxing career May 17th at the Montréal Casino.A fighter of 6’6’’ and 250 pounds, Makhmudov (6-0-0) will fight the Californian Jonathan Rice (10-3-1) in a WBC InterContinental championship.
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  Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan
Teleconference Transcript
 
Thank you everyone for joining us on the international conference call as we get ready for the inaugural Top Rank on ESPN pay-per-view broadcast, Crawford vs. Khan, April 20 at Madison Square Garden.

The stacked undercard features lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez in a 12-round test against Edis Tatli, 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson versus former world title challenger Christopher Diaz in a 10-round featherweight tilt, and a crossroads 10-round lightweight battle between Felix Verdejo and Bryan Vasquez.
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  Weights From San Antonio, TX  
Kendo Castaneda 140 vs. Rudy Bernardo 140
Xavier Wilson 134.6 vs. John Arellano 138.4
Joseph Rodriguez 138.4 vs. Darryl Hayes 134
Henry Arredondo 127.6 vs. Jahaziel Vazquez 127.2
Raymond Guajardo 151.4 vs. Leonardo Mendez 149.5
Juan Rodriguez 148 vs. Jerrico Walton 149
Alexis Camacho 158.8 vs. Rich Graham 160.4

Venue: Cowboy Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr (RJJ)/Leija*Battah


  Prograis: "I Just Can’t Wait To Get It On"  
In exactly one month American Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs), the WBC 140lb Diamond champion, will be battling Belarus’ WBA title-holder Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) in the WBSS super-lightweight semi-final at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, USA.

Tuesday afternoon the New Orleans native, who is now living and training in Houston, entered the pre-fight press conference at the Cajundome oozing confidence on the top of a fire truck.
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  On This Day: March 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico:
Kirino Garcia TKO'd Arturo Lopez in the 6th round - Mexican Middleweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Diego Andrade in the 1st round - Non Title.
Davie, Florida:
Luis Bolano won a 12 round UD over Cecilio Santos - WBO Flyweight Title Eliminator.
Carlos Maussa TKO'd Henry Matos in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, KC Sports Arena, Hull, England:
Imamu Mayfield KO'd Terry Dunstan in the 11th round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Paul Ingle won a 12 round Decision over Trust Ndlovu -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Paul Lloyd in the 2nd round - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Herol Graham in the 10th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Shannon Briggs in the 5th round - WBC Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd TKO'd Derek Amos in the 5th round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Simon Kean vs. Dillon Carman Rematch June 15
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Heavyweight Simon Kean was dreaming to get a rematch with Dillon Carman, and his dream will become reality. Promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, confirmed that this rematch will be presented June 15th at the Gervais Centre in Shawinigan, a city located at 15 miles of Trois-Rivières, Québec.
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  Casey Morton Retains Her WBO Asia Pacific
Title With Split Decision Over Chie Higano
 
Last night at the Okada Manila Hotel and Casino in Paranaque City, Philippines, Prince Ranch Boxing's female flyweight Casey "Lady Hawaiian Punch" Morton (8-1-3, 1 KO), retained her WBO Asia Pacific title with a split decision victory over Japan's Chie Higano (8-8-1, 2 KOs). Scorecards read 94-96 for Higano and 97-93, 96-94 for Morton.
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  On This Day: March 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Homebush Bay, New South Wales, Australia:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Mzukisi Sikali in the 8th round - IBF, IBO Flyweight Title.
2004, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Armand Krajnc - WBA, IBF Super Middleweight Title. Ottke announced his retirement after this fight.
Arthur Abraham TKO'd Branko Sobot in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Alex Bunema in the 7th round -  WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Leavander Johnson won a 10 round UD over Roque Cassiani - Non Title.
2003, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Shannon Briggs TKO'd Marvin Hill in the 1st round - Non Title.
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Stacy Goodson in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Winky Wright KO'd Derrick Graham in the 3rd round - IBF Light Middleweight Title Eliminator
Tim Austin KO'd Sergio Aguila in the 9th round - IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Super Bantamweight Eros Correa Remains Undefeated Improves To 7-0, 6 KO's  
This past Saturday at the San Mateo Event Center, Cali Boxing Management's super bantamweight prospect, Eros Correa (7-0, 6 KOs), remained undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Zakaria Miri (0-2). Correa goes the distance for the first time in his career, ending his six-fight knockout streak. The fight was promoted by Ambition Empire Promotions.
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  Unbeaten Super Featherweight Prospect Xavier Martinez Battles John Moralde On ShoBox April 5  
Unbeaten super featherweight prospect Xavier Martinez and his upcoming opponent John Moralde took time out from training camp to discuss their upcoming bout that will be part of a three-fight ShoBox: The New Generation telecast on Friday, April 5 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
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  Serhii Bohachuk, Ali Akhmedov & Mario Ramos Score Big Wins At Sunday Night’s Hollywood Fight Nights  
Sunday night at the iconic AVALON in Hollywood, CA, Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions presented another outstanding installment of their acclaimed ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ series in front of a sold-old gathering of Southern California boxing fans passionately cheering on the exciting nine-bout card.
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  Undefeated Junior Featherweight Powerhouse Arnold Khegai Returns This Saturday In Russia  
WBA #13 featherweight, WBO #7 and IBF #8 junior featherweight Arnold “Arni” Khegai will return to action on Saturday, March 30 at the Ice Palace in Vladimir, Russia.

The undefeated ethnic Korean, Ukrainian-born slugger (14-0-1, 9 KOs) will face Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania’s Haidari “Blue Fire” Mchanjo (10-5-4, 4 KOs) in a 10-round junior featherweight showdown.
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  Undefeated Prospects Tramaine Williams & Anthony Marsella Jr. Added To Stacked "Riot At The Rim"
Card April 12 At The Rim In Hampton, N.H.
 
Undefeated New England prospects Tramaine "The Mighty Midget" Williams and Anthony Marsella, Jr. have been added to an already loaded "Riot at The Rim" card, featuring three title fights, on Friday night, April 12, at The Rim in Hampton, New Hampshire.
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  On This Day: March 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Besançon, France:
Morrade Hakkar won a 12 round SD over Jorge Sendra - Vacant European (EBU) Middleweight Title.
Riesa, Germany:
Thomas Ulrich won a 12 round UD over Matthew Barney -  European (EBU) Light
Heavyweight Title.
Corpus Christi, Texas:
Fernando Vargas won a 10 round UD over Raymond Joval - Non Title.
2004, Phoenix, Arizona:
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Roberto Baro in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Ebo Elder won a 10 round UD over Oscar Diaz - Non Title.
Kendall Holt KO'd Gilberto Reyes in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, London, Wembley, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Tony Pep in the 4th round - Vacant WBU Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske TKO'd Ernesto Magdaleno in the 9th round - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Pomona, California:
Shane Mosley won a 10 round decision over Oscar Lopez - Non Title.

 

 Chazz Witherspoon TKO 2 Santander Silgado
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Including:
Anthony Young TKO 6 Juan Rodriguez Jr.
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  Petr Petrov Scores 4th Round Stoppage
In Homeland Of Spain
 
On Saturday, lightweight contender Petr Petrov scored a 4th round stoppage over Hermin Isava in Petrov's home country of Spain.

The fight was Petrov's 1st fight in Spain in almost seven years.
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  On This Day: March 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Los Angeles, California:
Israel Vazquez TKO'd Jose Luis Valbuena in the 12th round to win the vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
2001, Phoenix, Arizona:
Martin Castillo KO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round.
Ivan Calderon won a 4 round UD over Arturo Velazquez.
2000, Liverpool, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Pedro Alonso Teran in the 4th round to win the WBO Intercontinental Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Miami Beach, Florida:
Diosbelys Hurtado won a 6 round decision over Dwight Eaglin.
Glen Johnson KO'd Tyrone Dillard in the 1st round.
1994, Akirkeby, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Eduardo Nazario to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Melchor Cob Castro KO'd Rolando Pascua in the 10th round to win the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1989, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn KO'd Sumbu Kalambay in the 1st round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.

  Pulev & Magdaleno Victorious In Costa Mesa  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Kubrat Pulev wanted to send a resounding message to the big names of the heavyweight division, and he did so by scoring an emphatic knockout victory in front of a sold-out crowd at The Hangar.

After recovering from a flurry of punches that caused a dangerous cut on his left eyebrow in the fourth episode, the Bulgarian contender blasted Bogdan Dinu by technical knockout at 2:40 of the seventh round.
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  Cloutier's Canada Corner
Phinn Stops Raygosa In The Fifth Round;
North American Championship Could Be Next
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - In the main event of this boxing show organized by the GYM Group at the Montréal Casino Saturday afternoon, the Montrealer super middleweight Shakeel Phinn (20-2-1) made another step in direction of a participation of a North American 168 pounds championship, in beating the Mexican Juan Carlos Raygosa (12-15-3) by TKO.
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  Cabrera Mioletti Remains Undefeated,
Stops Dulay At Battle At The Boat 120
 
For two rounds Recky Dulay kept shaking his head, indicating the punches Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti was landing had no effect on him.

Turns out they did.

Cabrera Mioletti remained undefeated with a third-round TKO victory over Dulay in the main event of Battle at the Boat 120 Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
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  Weights From Hollywood, Ca.  
Serhii Bohachuk 155.6 vs. Cleotis Pendarvis 160
Ali Akhmedov 169.6 vs. Mike Guy 168.2
Mario Ramos 132.8 vs. Arnulfo Becerra 134
Adrian Corona 129.2 vs. Guadalupe Arroyo 133.4
Devon Lee 143.6 vs. Daniel Perales 146
George Navarro 117 vs. Joseph Cuellar 117
Christian Robles 113.2 vs. Jesus Godinez 113.2
Timothy Ortiz 119.6 vs. Anthony Torres 120
Meiirim Nursultanov 162.8 vs. Luis Hernandez 161.2

Venue: The Avalon, Hollywood, California
Promoter: 360 Promotions


  On This Day: March 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Worley, Idaho:
Alex Bunema won a 12 round SD over Vince Phillips - WBC Continental Americas Light Middleweight Title.
Arthur Williams won a 8 round UD over Tim Shocks - Non Title.
2001, Sheffield, England:
Clinton Woods won a 10 round TD over Ali Forbes - Vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight Title.
Scott Harrison TKO'd Richie Wenton in the 4th round - Vacant British Featherweight Title.
Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke KO'd James Crawford in the 8th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Timo Hoffman won an 8 round UD over Michael Sprott - Non Title.
München, Germany:
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Derrick Jefferson in the 2nd round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Zoltan Lunka in the 7th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vassiliy Jirov KO'd Terry McGroom in the 1st round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Arturo Gatti in the 5th round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Phinn Will Fight Raygosa;
Dicaire vs. Tajeda Cancelled
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The GYM Group will present a boxing show for the 63th time at the Montréal Casino Saturday afternoon.In the main event, the Montrealer super middleweight Shakeel Phinn (19-2-1) will fight the Mexican Juan Carlos Raygosa (12-14-3) in an eight rounder.

“Phinn is close to take part to a North American championship,” said the scout of the GYM Group, Bernard Barré. “Then, it’s important for him to maintain his winning’s sequence.”
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  Weights From Costa Mesa  
Kubrat Pulev 249.8 vs. Bogdan Dinu 239.6
Jessie Magdaleno 125.6 vs. Rico Ramos 127.2
Maxim Dadashev 140.4 vs. Ricky Sismundo 140.8
Erick De Leon 131.4 vs. Jose Luis Gallegos 131.4
Javier Molina 125.8 vs. Abdiel Ramirez 125
Chris van Heerden 148.4 vs. Mahrony Montes 148.6
Tyler McCreary 127.6 vs. Roberto Castaneda 127
Bobirzhan Mominov 147.6 vs. Jonathan Steele 146.4
David Kaminsky 160.6 vs. Estevan Payan 159.4
Eric Puente 133.8 vs. Alejandro Lopez 134.6
Tervel Pulev 207.8 vs. Mitch Williams 199.8

Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN, ESPN+


  On This Day: March 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Owensboro, Kentucky:
Bones Adams won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Cory Spinks won a 4 round TD over Leonard Townsend - Non Title.
Texas Station, Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Tua KO'd Danell Nicholson in the 6th round - IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Fres Oquendo TKO'd Cliff Etienne in the 8th round - Etienne down 7 times.
1998, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Anthony Stephens in the 3rd round - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Dana Rosenblatt TKO'd Terry Ford in the 5th round - Non Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Miguel Melo in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Marcellus Brown in the 4th round - Non Title.
1996, Miami, Florida:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round UD over Yober Ortega - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Nate Miller TKO'd Brian LaSpada in the 9th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
MSG Theatre, New York, New York:
Arturo Gatti KO'd Wilson Rodriguez in the 6th round - IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  Upset Night In Hollywood:
Gesta KO’d By Rodriguez
 
By William Trillo & Albert Castillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

In the main event of the Golden Boy promoted show Mercito Gesta (32-3-2, 17 KO’s) and Juan Antonio Rodriguez (30-7, 26 KO’s) went toe to toe in a punches in bunches affair that saw both men let the leather fly all night long. Gesta appeared to be confident in the opening rounds but a determined Rodriguez stayed focused as he surveyed the landscape.
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  Kubrat Pulev vs. Bogdan Dinu Set For
Heavyweight Clash This Sat. On ESPN
 
Top heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev is ready to make a splash in his U.S. debut.

Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event Saturday evening at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California.

Pulev-Dinu and the featherweight clash between former world champions Jessie Magdaleno and Rico Ramos will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The entire undercard, including the returns of top 140-pound contender Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev and rising welterweight Chris van Heerden, will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
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  Michael Hunter Calls Out All Heavyweight
Champions & Contenders
 
Heavyweight contender Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs), is calling out all top ten contenders in the heavyweight division. Hunter is riding an impressive four-fight winning streak where he captured two recognizable titles, both of which came under the tutelage of former two-time heavyweight world champion, Hasim Rahman, who took over as head trainer in October of 2018.
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  On This Day: March 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison won a 12 round UD over Wayne McCullough - WBO Featherweight Title.
Alex Arthur TKO'd Patrick Malinga in the  6th round - Vacant WBA International Super Featherweight Title.
Campione D'Italia, Italy:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Michele Piccirillo - IBF Welterweight Title.
Vincenzo Cantatore TKO'd Aaron Soria in the 4th round - Non Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Diaz TKO'd Ernesto Zepeda in the 7th round - Vacant WBC Latin American Lightweight Title.
Miguel Barrera KO'd Roberto Leyva in the 3rd round - IBF Minimumweight Title.
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Carlos Gerena in the 6th round - WBC Super Featherweight Eliminator.
1997, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round SD over Azumah Nelson  - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Michael Carbajal KO'd Scott Olson in the 10th round - IBA Light Flyweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Joel Perez - Vacant NABF Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bute Confirms The End Of His Boxing Career
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former IBF super middleweight champion of the world, the Montrealer Romanian Lucian Bute confirmed the end of his pro boxing career Wednesday at Bell Centre in Montréal. He is 39 years old.

Bute completed his pro boxing career with a record of 32-5-0 and 25 wins by KO or TKO. Bute did not fight since February 2017, since his defeat by KO in less than five rounds against the Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez (24-1-0) in the ring of the Videotron Centre in Québec City.
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  Sam Bowen vs. Jordan McCorry & Nathan Gorman vs. Kevin Johnson Headline ESPN+ Card  
Two of Great Britain’s most promising young prospects will be showcased live in the United States on Saturday afternoon.

In the main event from Morningside Arena in Leicester, England, Sam Bowen will make the first defense of his British super featherweight title against Jordan McCorry. And, in the co-feature, heavyweight hopeful Nathan Gorman will fight former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson in a 12-rounder.
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  Broadway Boxing Series Debuts At Sony Hall
In Times Square, New York City On April 10
 
Celebrating its 16th year, DiBella Entertainment's acclaimed Broadway Boxing series returns to Manhattan on Wednesday, April 10, at Sony Hall in Times Square. Ukrainian welterweight contender Ivan "The Volk" Golub (15-1, 12 KOs) will headline the event taking on Karim Mayfield (21-5-1, 11 KOs), in defense of his WBC USNBC title, scheduled for 10 rounds.
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  Weights From Hollywood, Ca.  
Mercito Gesta 138 vs. Juan Rodriguez 134.6
Ferdinand Kerobyan 146.8 vs. Blair Cobbs 146
Manuel Avila 125.8 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.6
James Wilson 236.6 vs. Miguel Cubos 213.8
David Mijares 139.2 vs. Antonio Sanchez 139.4
Oscar Acevedo 134 vs. Daniel Bastien 134.2
Chris Ousley 156.6 vs. Jorge Munguia 160.4

Venue: Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Undefeated Cabrera Mioletti Set To Face
Dulay Saturday At Battle At The Boat 120
 
Undefeated super featherweight Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti will attempt to improve his record to 16-0 when he faces dangerous Recky Dulay in the main event of Battle at the Boat 120 on Saturday.

Taking place at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., the event will feature six bouts, highlighted by the 10-round contest between Cabrera Mioletti (15-0) and Dulay (11-4).
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  On This Day: March 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Perth, Western Australia:
Danny Green won a 10 round UD over Sean Sullivan - Non Title.
Hussein Hussein TKO'd Pedek Shandra in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2003, Tucson, Arizona:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Lee Marvin Sandoval in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Gary Balleto KO'd Johnny Walker in the 1st round - Vacant IBU Lightweight Title.
Scott Pemberton KO'd Levan Easley in the 3rd round - Vacant IBU Super Middleweight Title.
Chad Dawson KO'd Willie Lee in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany:
Graciano Rocchigiani won a 12 round SD over Michael Nunn - Vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Montell Griffin won on a 9th round DQ over Roy Jones Jr. - WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Derrick Gainer TKO'd Aldrich Johnson in the 12th round NABU Super Featherweight Title.

  Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale
New York Press Conference
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and mandatory challenger Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale went face-to-face Tuesday at a heated press conference to officially announce their heavyweight title showdown taking place Saturday, May 18 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™ and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  World-Rated Junior Welterweight Prospect
Kendo Castaneda Fighting For Future
 
World Boxing Association (WBA) No. 14-rated junior welterweight prospect, undefeated Kendo "Tremendo" Castaneda will be at home Thursday, March 28, intending to make a strong impression for his future, against dangerous Dominican Eudy "AK47" Bernado in the 10-round main event at Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas.

Castaneda vs. Bernardo, co-promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions and Leija Battah Promotions, will headline a card to be streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The show is the fourth under a new agreement between Castaneda's promoter, RJJ Boxing, and FIGHT PASS, to live stream up to 72 professional boxing events over the next three years.
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  Blair Cobbs Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated welterweight prospect, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (9-0-1 6KOs), who is managed by Prince Ranch Boxing's Greg Hannley and Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, will square off against unbeaten prospect, Ferdinand Kerobyan (11-0 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout for the Junior NABF Welterweight Title. The eight-round bout will be the co-main event to the 10-round fight between Filipino lightweight contender Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (32-2-2, 17 KOs) and Mexican warrior Juan Antonio "El Mozo" Rodriguez (29-7, 25 KOs), initiating the new Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights series. The event will be streamed live only on RingTV.com stream beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET.
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  Beterbiev vs. Kalajdzic, Ancajas vs. Funai & Hometown Hero Gabriel Flores Jr. Headline ESPN  
IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev, the only current world champion with a 100 percent knockout ratio, will take his iron fists to California for the second defense of his title.

Beterbiev, who recently signed a long-term pact with Top Rank, will face top contender Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic in the main event Saturday, May 4 at Stockton Arena. In the co-feature, Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas, the world’s longest-reigning 115-pound world champion, will make the seventh defense of his IBF junior bantamweight title against No. 1 contender Ryuichi Funai.
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  On This Day: March 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Victor Hugo Castro won a 10 round UD over Juan Alberto Godoy - Non Title.
Montreal, Quebec:
Lucian Bute KO'd Jean Pascal Service in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1999, Tacoma, Washington:
Ike Ibeabuchi TKO'd Chris Byrd in the 5th round - Non Title.
Kirk Johnson won a 10 round UD over Al Cole - Non Title.
1998, Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark:
Mads Larsen KO'd Bruno Godoy in the 7th round - IBO Super Middleweight Title.
Frankfurt am Main,Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO'd Andrea Magi in the 4th round - WBO Light
Heavyweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Levi Billups in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1993, Düsseldorf, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Charles Williams - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Winky Wright won an 8 round Decision over Eric Holland - Non Title.
Lopbur, Thailand:
Yuri Arbachakov TKO'd Maungchai Kittikasem in the 9th round - WBC Flyweight Title.

 

Tevin Farmer W UD 12 Jono Carroll Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Tevin Farmer W UD 12 Jono Carroll
Katie Taylor TKO 9 over Rose Volante
Maciej Sulecki W UD 10 Gabe Rosado
Avery Sparrow W MD 10 Hank Lundy
D'Mitrius Ballard TKO 5 Victor Fonseca
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  Undefeated 130-Pound Prospect Andres Cortes
& Baltimore’s Jahmal Dyer Talk Training Camp
 
Undefeated Mayweather Promotions 130-pound prospect Andres Cortes and once-beaten Jahmal Dyer talk about their respective training camps in advance of their eight-round matchup in the ShoBox: The New Generation telecast opener on Friday, April 5 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.

The ShoBox tripleheader is headlined by top 122-pound prospect Angelo Leo (16-0, 8 KOs) squaring off against Filipino Neil Tabanao (17-4, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout and super featherweight Xavier Martinez (13-0, 9 KOs) taking on John Moralde (21-2, 11 KOs) in the 10-round co-featured attraction.
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  Barboza vs. Alvarado Set To Rumble At Staples Center On Lomachenko vs. Crolla Undercard  
Undefeated super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. is a young contender closing in on a world title shot. Mike Alvarado wants another taste of world championship glory. Barboza, from South El Monte, California, will take on former 140-pound world champion Alvarado in a 10-round super lightweight bout on Friday, April 12 at Staples Center as part of the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard.
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  On This Day: March 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY In 2004, El Cajon, California:
Julio Diaz TKO'd Courtney Burton in the 11th round of an IBF Lightweight Title eliminator.
Louisville, Kentucky:
Librado Andrade won a 12 round UD over Willie Stewart to win the Vacant NABA Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Tunica, Mississippi:
Teddy Reid won a 12 round UD over Emanuel Augustus.
Ben Tackie won a 10 round UD over Golden Johnson.
1996, Tempe, Arizona:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Everett Berry in the 3rd round in Corrales Pro Debut.
1994, Millwall, England:
Herbie Hide KO'd Michael Bentt in the 7th round to win the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Hammanskral, South Africa:
Orzubek Nazarov won a 12 round UD over Dingaan Thobela to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
1943, Madison Square Garden, New York:
Sammy Angott won a 10 round decision over Willie Pep, Peps first career loss in 64 fights. This fight between the Lightweight and Featherweight Champions was fought at 130 lbs.

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PBC’s PPV on Fox
The Final Nail In The Coffin
 
By William Trillo
As defined by Cambridge Dictionary
Final Nail in the Coffin: An event that causes the failure of something that had already started to fail.


If there was anyone questioning whether or not PPV boxing shows have gone the way of the Dodo Bird, Saturday nights PBC promoted catastrophe on FOX is a loud and clear answer. From top to bottom and from the inside out the broadcast was an atrocity.

The very first phone call I received on Sunday went as follows:
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  DeLuca, O'Sullivan & Foster Win Big In Boston  
A raucous sold out crowd celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Murphys Boxing's 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Clash last night at the House of Blues in Boston.

In the main event, Murphys Boxing's own Mark DeLuca (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a unanimous 10 round decision over Connecticut's Jimmy Williams (16-2-1, 5 KOs) making a successful defense of his NABA Super Welterweight Championship.
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  Michael Conlan Rolls To Victory
Over Ruben Garcia Hernandez
 
For the third consecutive year, Irish sensation Michael "Mick" Conlan fought at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick's Day. And for the third consecutive year, the rowdy Irish faithful left the building happy.

Conlan (11-0, 6 KOs) defeated Ruben Garcia Hernandez by 10-round unanimous decision (100-90 3x) to retain his WBO Intercontinental featherweight strap in front of 3,712 fans.
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  On This Day: March 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Hamburg, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Paea Wolfgram in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Derrick Gainer in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Goyo Vargas to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Antoine Byrd in the 1st round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike Tyson Ko'd Razor Ruddock in the 7th round.
Simon Brown KO'd Maurice Blocker in the 10th round to unify the WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles.
Julio Cesar Chavez KO'd John Duplessis in the 4th round to retain the WBC and IBF Super Lightweight Titles.
Pat Lawlor TKO'd Roberto Duran in the 6th when Duran's injured shoulder forced the stoppage.
1983, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Spinks won a 15 round UD over Dwight Qawi to unify the WBA and WBC Light Heavyweight Titles.

  Mikey Garcia Gets DiSpenced By Errol  
By William Trillo
Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KO’s) had little or no trouble at all with Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KO’s) as he retained his IBF Welterweight title with a complete shutout performance. The fight was not close, the fight was not intriguing, the fight was not suspenseful.

When this fight was first announced almost everyone to a man said that Mikey had bitten off way more than he could chew with this challenge.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kean Wins In Less Than Four Minutes Of Action
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Involved in the main event of the evening boxing show presented at the Montréal Casino, the heavyweight Simon Kean kept his promise: he is back on the winning track. Kean (16-1-0-) beat the Argentinian Rogelio Omar Rossi (20-8-1) by TKO in the second round.

Kean, who was fighting for the first time since his first defeat in pro boxing, attacked furiously in the first round, and he provoked two knockdowns in a span of 30 seconds.
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  Weights From New York City - ESPN+  
Michael Conlan 125.8 vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez 124.6
Luis Collazo 146 vs. Samuel Vargas 146.2 lbs
Paddy Barnes 119.8 vs. Oscar Mojica 118
Josue Vargas 141.2 vs. Adriano Ramirez 141
John Bauza 138.2 vs. Ricardo Maldonado 139.6
Vladimir Nikitin 125.8 vs. Juan Tapia 125
Joseph Adorno 133.8 vs. Victor Rosas 132.8
Lee Reeves 140.6 vs. Eduardo Torres 141.4

Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank


  Kendrick Ball Jr. Crowned New England Middleweight Champion  
A perfect storm struck last night at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. In the "Every Man for Himself" main event, hometown favorite Kendrick "Peppa" Ball, Jr. headlined his first show at home, in which his cousin, Owen Minor, made his pro debut, all topped by Ball capturing the vacant New England middleweight title.

Ball (12-1-2, 8 KOs) used his height and reach advantage, effectively jabbing and mixing in some powerful body shots, to win a unanimous six-round unanimous decision over Danny "Feel Good Hollywood" Rosenberger (4-7-4, 1 KO).
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  On This Day: March 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Oroville, California:
Corey Sanders TKO'd Oleg Maskaev in 8th round - Non Title.
Jeremy Williams KO'd Louis Monaco in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Oscar Larrios won a 10 round UD over John Lowey - Non Title.
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Cuauhtemoc Gomez in the 6th round - Non Title.
2000, Magness Arena, Denver, Colorado:
Stevie Johnston TKO'd Julio Alvarez in the 2nd Round - WBC Lightweight Title.
1999, Boston, Massachusetts:
Micky Ward TKO'd Jose Luis Mendez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1995, Worcester, Massachusetts:
Julian Jackson TKO'd Agostino Cardamore in the 2nd round - Vacant WBC Middleweight Title.
Moundsview, Minnesota:
Jimmy Thunder won a 12 round UD over Trevor Berbick - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.
Will Grigsby won a 6 round Decision over Orlando Malone - Non Title.

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He Likes It! Hey Mikey!
 

By William Trillo
Back in the day, circa 1972, a cereal commercial aired on television that caught the attention of most of America. In the commercial two older bigger kids had no desire to test out the new cereal offering but instead pawned it off on their much smaller companion, “Mikey”. Thinking Mikey would want no part of it the bigger boys were dismayed when Mikey takes that bowl and devours the contents, all of it. It is then that the shocked brothers excitedly exclaim, “He likes it! Hey Mikey!”

Almost 50 years later that same scenario is playing out in the world of professional prize fighting. In this one the offering few desire to test is one Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KO’s). Currently Spence holds the IBF Welterweight title and in the eyes of many he is the best 147 pounder on the planet.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kean Determined To Get Back On The Winning Track
 
By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, the Montrealer business man Camille Estephan, will present 13 boxing fights Saturday at the Montréal Casino: six in the afternoon, seven in the evening.

In organizing this doubleheader boxing shows, Stephan will present his first show at noon, the second one at 7.00 P.M.
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  Weights From Arlington, TX - PPV  
Errol Spence Jr. 146.25 vs. Mikey Garcia 145.5
(IBF Welterweight Title)
David Benavidez 167 vs. J’Leon Love 168.25
Luis Nery 118 vs. McJoe Arroyo 117
Chris Arreola 239.25 vs. Jean Pierre Augustin 226

Charles Martin 254.6 vs. Gregory Corbin 263.2
Jose Valenzuela 132 vs. Christian Velez 134.4
Lindolfo Delgado 140 vs. James Roach 136.4
Marsellos Wilder 195 vs. Mark Sanchez 198
Fernando Garcia 123.3 vs. Marlon Olea 121.6
Amon Rashidi 143 vs. Gabriel Gutierrez 141
Jose Rodriguez 109.2 vs. Rauf Aghaev 110.4
Thomas Hill 153 vs. Limberth Ponce 155
Aaron Morales 117.8 vs. Fernando Robles 117.6
Adrian Taylor 196 vs. William Quintana 182
Luis Coria 135 vs. Omar Garcia 136.4
Burley Brooks 169 vs. Randy Mast 165.8
Robert Rodriguez 117.4 vs. Fernando Ibarra 116.8

Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Promoter: TGB Promotions/Ringstar Sports


  On This Day: March 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Rick Thorneberry - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Timo Hoffman TKO'd Balu Sauer in the 7th round -  Vacant IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title - German International Heavyweight Title.
Stuttgart, Germany:
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Francois Botha in the 8th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Ken Murphy in the 5th round - Non Title.
Zsolt Erdei KO'd Anthony Stephens in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Bally's Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Antonio Diaz in the 10th round - Vacant WBO Welterweight Title.
Daniel Santos TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 11th round - Vacant WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1998, Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Luis Samudio in the 9th round - Non Title.
1996, Glasgow, Scotland:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Said Lawal in the 1st round - WBO Featherweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins KO'd Joe Lipsey in the 4th round - IBF Middleweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Frank Bruno in the 3rd round - WBC Heavyweight Title.
Keith Holmes TKO'd Quincy Taylor in the 9th round - WBC Middleweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Ala Villamor in the 8th round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Michael Carbajal won a 12 round UD over Melchor Cob Castro - Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  Jaime Munguia Defends WBO Junior Middleweight World Title vs. Dennis Hogan Apr. 13 In Monterrey  
Jaime Munguia (32-0, 26 KOs) will make the fourth defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title when he takes on mandatory challenger Dennis "Hurricane" Hogan (28-1-1, 7 KOS) in a 12-round battle. The event will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  Weights From Philadelphia, Pa - DAZN  
Tevin Farmer 129.7 vs. Jono Carroll 129.2
(IBF Super Featherweight Title)
Katie Taylor 133.9 vs. Rose Volante 133.2
(WBA/IBF/WBO Female Lightweight Title)

Gabriel Rosado 159.5 vs. Maciej Sulecki 159.6
Henry Lundy 134.4 vs. Avery Sparrow 134.1
Luke Campbell 137.8 vs. Adrian Yung 138.1
John Joe Nevin 132.8 vs. Andres Figueroa 133.5
Raymond Ford 127.4 vs. Weusi Johnson 128.1
Daniyar Yeleussinov 148.2 vs. Silverio Ortiz 150.8
D’Mitrius Ballard 162.7 vs. Victor Fonseca 167.4

Venue: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Matchroom USA


  Weights From Mexico City - Telemundo  
Mauricio Pintor 145.5 vs. Diego Cruz 147
Cesar Soriano Jr. 138.5 vs. Christian Eduardo Ramirez 140
Kimora Yang Badillo 108 vs. Edith De Jesus Flores 106
Darniel Sanchez Cuevas 145 vs. Chester Parada Torales 146
Ernesto Salcedo Ortega 121 vs. Angel Ismael Martinez 122
Alberto Martinez 115 vs. Diego Hernandez 115
Pedro Cabrera 148 vs. Hector Fuentes 146.5

Venue: Deportivo Trabajadores del Metro, Mexico City
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Producciones Deportivas


  Undefeated Junior Welterweight Prospect
Kendo Castaneda To Be Showcased At Home
 
Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Kendo Castaneda will be showcased at home Thursday, March 28, when he puts his unblemished record on the line against his dangerous Dominican opponent, Eudy "AK47" Bernardo, in the 10-round main event at Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas.
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  On This Day: March 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Berlin, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round SD over Byron Mitchell - IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Rudiger May won a 7 round TD over Frederic Serrat - Vacant European (EBU-EU) Cruiserweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Serikzhan Yeshmangbetov in the 5th round - Non Title.
St. Petersburg, Russia:
Nikolay Valuev won a 12 round UD over Pedro Daniel Franco - PABA Heavyweight Title.
UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 4th round - WBA, WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Club Life, Dallas, Texas:
Kirk Johnson TKO'd Lou Savarese in the 4th round - WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
1997, Satul, Thailand:
Daorung Chuvatana won a 12 round SD over Felix Machado - WBA Bantamweight Title.

  Katie Taylor: "This Year Could Be Monumental"  
Katie Taylor says she faces the first hurdle of a potentially “monumental” year as she meets Rose Volante in a World Lightweight unification clash at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA on Friday March 15, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

IBF and WBA ruler Taylor (12-0 5 KOs) looks to unify for a second time against the Brazilian WBO champion Volante (14-0 8 KOs) having added the IBF strap to her WBA belt in April in Brooklyn, New York beating Victoria Bustos and now places those belts on the line for the fourth time.
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  Blair Cobbs Returns To The Ring
March 21 In Hollywood, CA
 
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated welterweight prospect, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (9-0-1 6KOs), who is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, returns to the ring on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. Cobbs will face fellow unbeaten prospect Ferdinand Kerobyan (11-0 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout for the Junior NABF Welterweight Title. The fight will be the co-main event to the 10-round fight between Filipino lightweight contender Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (32-2-2, 17 KOs) and Mexican warrior Juan Antonio "El Mozo" Rodriguez (29-7, 25 KOs), initiating the new Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights series.
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  On This Day: March 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Robbie Peden KO'd Nate Campbell in the 5th round - USBA Super Featherweight
Title and IBF Super Featherweight Title Eliminator.
1999, Pueblo, Colorado:
Joel Casamayor won a 10 round UD over Russell Stoner Jones - Non Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Keith Mullings TKO'd Davide Ciarlante in the 5th round - WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Vince Phillips KO'd Alfonso Sanchez in the 1st round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Vasilliy Jirov TKO'd Jason Waller in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Odense, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl TKO'd Drew Docherty in the 3rd round - European (EBU) Bantamweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Enrique Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Joe Manzano - NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Idelfonso Bernal in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1993, Korat, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Nico Thomas in the 7th round - IBF Minimumweight Title.
1992, Antibes, France:
Manuel Medina won a 12 round SD over Fabrice Benichou - IBF Featherweight Title.

  GGG & DAZN Team Up  
Photos: William Trillo

This past Monday in front of a room full of Los Angeles media DAZN proudly introduced their newest acquisition, that being Gennady Golovkin. With the signing all parties concerned promised that the six fight pact with GGG will produce some very big fights coming soon.

Although there were no mention of Golovkin's battle plans it was clear the road for GGG will be paved with only the best fights out there to be had.
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  Farmer Tells Rivals: "Put Up Or Shut Up"  
IBF World Super-Featherweight champion Tevin Farmer has told the other champions at 126lbs to ‘put up or shut up’ ahead of his title defense against Jono Carroll on Friday night (March 15) at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Farmer defends his crown for the third time inside five months as he fights at home in Philly for the first time as a World champion, and as fight week kicked off with the media work out today, the champion had to field more questions over a future unification bout with Gervonta Davis.
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  Three Undefeated Mayweather Promotions Prospects To Headline Friday, April 5 ShoBox  
Three undefeated prospects will make their ShoBox: The New Generation debut as super bantamweight Angelo Leo and super featherweights Xavier Martinez and Andres Cortes compete in separate bouts on a Mayweather Promotions card live on SHOWTIME Friday, April 5 (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
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  3-Time Olympian Anvar Yunusov Takes On
Carlos Colon On March 29 At Sugarhouse Casino
 
Three-Time Olympian, Anvar Yunusov headlines an 11-bout card when he takes on Carlos Colon in an eight-round junior lightweight bout on Friday, March 29th at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.

Yunosuv, who represented Tajikistan in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics, now resides in Philadelphia, and has record of 6-0 with three knockouts.
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  Campbell To Let World Title
"Frustrations" Out In Philly
 
Luke Campbell MBE has itchy knuckles and is ready to take his frustrations out at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on Friday (March 15) live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK as he waits for his shot at the WBC World Lightweight.

Campbell (19-2 15 KOs) is ranked #1 in the WBC and landed the mandatory slot for the World title when he exacted revenge over Yvan Mendy at Wembley Stadium, London in September.
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  On This Day: March 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Brondby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler KO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 1st round - WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Nobuaki Naka - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Spend Abazi won a 12 round SD over Robert Osiobe - WBA International Featherweight Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Shane Mosley - WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Joe Mesi won a 10 round UD over Vassiliy Jirov - Non Title.
1999, Madison Square Garden, New York, New York:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Howard Clarke in the 4th round - IBF Light Middleweight Title
James Page won a 12 round UD over Sam Garr - WBA Welterweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Mario Cawley in the 4th round NABA Heavyweight Title.
Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield fought 12 rounds to what was somehow ruled a DRAW! WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
Leo Gamez KO'd Hugo Soto in the 3rd round - WBA Flyweight Title.

  Lomachenko & Ramirez Media Workouts  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

WBA/WBO lightweight world champion Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko and WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez came to Fortune Gym in Hollywood on Monday for a media workout as they prepare for their respective bouts, April 12 at Staples Center.
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  Rising Star Junior Younan Cruises To Impressive Victory At Turning Stone Resort & Casino  
Roc Nation Sports fighter Junior Younan (15-0, 10 KO’s) dominated in his return to the ring on Saturday, toppling rugged journeyman Derrick Findley (30-25, 20 KO’s) by way of unanimous decision on the Bivol vs. Smith / Hooker vs. LesPierre undercard at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y.
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  Bivol Outpoints Hard Hitting Smith Jr. In Title Fight  
Photos: Star Boxing

Russian, WBA World Light Heavyweight champion, DMITRY BIVOL (now 16-0 11KO's) looked sharp in his fifth title defense against tough, union laborer, and Long Island's own JOE SMITH JR. (24-3 20KO's). Smith Jr. took the champion the full 12-rounds but the champion worked his way to a unanimous decision victory (118-110, 119-109 (x2)).
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  World Champion Maurice Hooker Retains
WBO Title: "I Want To Unify The Titles"
 
Roc Nation Sports and Matchroom USA boxer Maurice Hooker (26-0-1, 17 KO’s) successfully defended his title for the second time, dominating challenger Mikkel LesPierre (21-1, 10 KO’s) by way of unanimous decision in a primetime bout broadcast on DAZN and Sky Sports at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. With this being Hooker’s first fight of 2019, he has already proven he stands amongst the top contenders in the world and looks to return to his hometown of Dallas, Texas for his next big bout.
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  On This Day: March 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Carl Froch won a 12 round Decision over Charles Adamu to win the Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Tokyo, Japan:
Gilberto Serrano TKO'd Hiroyuki Sakamoto in the 5th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1997, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Jeff Mayweather won an 8 round decision over Eric Jakubowski.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Kino Rodriguez in the 1stround.
Roger Mayweather TKO'd Carlos Miranda in the 12th round.
1996, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Charles Brewer won a 12 round decision over Frank Rhodes to win the USBA Super Middleweight Title.
1994, Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson TKO'd Paul Hodkinson in the 12th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
1991, Auburn Hills, Michigan:
Gaby Canizalez KO'd Miguel Lora in the 2nd round to win the vacant WBO Bantamweight Title.
1988, Levallois-Perret, France:
Jose Luis Ramirez won a 12 round (scandalously bad) SD over Pernell Whitaker to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.

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Bivol Brings It
 
By William Trillo
With his victory on Saturday night Dmitry Bivol (16-0, 11 KO’s) retained his WBA Light Heavyweight Title and now should finally get some well deserved respect and recognition. The young Russian with a thoroughbred pedigree proved his worth against the strong challenger Joe Smith Jr.(24-3, 20 KO’s). Bivol was dominant and almost dropped Smith in the final round. But let’s not forget that earlier in the fight Bivol was put to the test as a Smith Jr. bomb stunned and wobbled the young Champion. Proving he has what it takes, Bivol weathered the storm and went on to impress with his unanimous decision victory.
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  On This Day: March 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, London, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Vuyani Bungu in the 4th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Micky Ward TKO'd Shea Neary in the 8th round to win the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Madgeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Lloyd Bryan to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Lubeck, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Mohamed Siluvangi in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Armand Kranj KO'd Johnathon Corn in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Riddick Bowe KO'd Herbie Hide in the 6th round to win the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Cologne, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski KO'd Roberto Dominguez Perez in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1988, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Graciano Rocchigiani TKO'd Vincent Boulware in the 8th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.

  Taras Shelestyuk Sweeps The Scorecards
Over Martin Angel Martinez
 
Unbeaten welterweight Taras Shelestyuk (17-0, 10 KOs) delivered a dominating performance from start to finish on Saturday night.

The former Olympic bronze medalist from the 2012 London games thoroughly outpointed Martin Angel Martinez (18-17-1, 11 KOs) through eight rounds in Thompson Boxing Promotions' annual private show, "Night of Champions."
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  Titus Williams Scores KO Win
In Main Event At Club Amazura
 
Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions returned to Club Amazura on Friday night for its first show of 2019, bringing seven bouts to the stage in a co-promotion with The New Mexican Promotion and Fists of Legends. In addition to the fans who witnessed the action live at Club Amazura, a worldwide audience also had the opportunity to watch in real time via Fight Night Live on Facebook.
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  Chacon Defeats Cusolito In Argentina  
In front of a packed crowd last night at the Comercio Club in Villa Dolores, Argentina, super bantamweight veteran Javier “Chispita” Chacon scored a mild upset by defeating fellow Argentinean Luis Emanuel Cusolito via 10-round unanimous decision.

Fighting in the main event of an event presented by Sampson Boxing and Tello Box (and in the finals of tournament to determine a world-ranking for the winner), Chacon (28-4-1, 9 KOs) turned up the heat on Cusolito (now 27-3-0-1 NC, 21 KOs) to win by scores of 96-93, 97-93 and 98-92. The close and entertaining fight saw Cusolito deducted two points by referee Gerardo Poggi, one in the seventh round for holding and again in the eighth for low blows.
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  Prograis vs. Relikh & Donaire vs. Tete WBSS
Semi-Finals Confirmed For Lafayette On April 27
 
Regis Prograis & Kiryl Relikh and Nonito Donaire & Zolani Tete continue their pursuit for the Ali Trophy on April 27 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Tickets on sale next Friday.

The sensational doubleheader opens the semi-final stage of the World Boxing Super Series.

American and New Orleans native Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) faces Belarusian Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs), who is training in Miami, in a semi-final in the 140lb division and American-Philippine Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) meets South African Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) in a semi-final in the 118lb edition of the tournament.
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  On This Day: March 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Tim Witherspoon KO'd Darrol Wilson in the 2nd Round - Non Title.
Mohammad Abdulaev KO'd Jesus Santiago in the 4th round.
2001, York Hall, London, England:
Bruce Scott TKO'd Garry Delaney in the 3rd round - Vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Cruiserweight Title.
Roman Karmazin won an 8 round decision over Mike Algoet.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Lance Whitaker KO'd Oleg Maskaev in the 2nd round - WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.
Shane Mosley TKO'd Shannon Taylor in the 6th round - WBC Welterweight Title.
1998, Pikesville, Maryland:
Derrell Coley won a 12 round SD over Willy Wise - NABF Welterweight Title.
David Tua won a 10 round MD over Jeff Wooden - Non Title.
Zab Judah and Esteban Flores fought a 3 round NC that was  first called Technical Draw.
1990, Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv:
Welcome Ncita won a 12 round UD over Fabrice Benichou - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Weights From Verona, NY - DAZN  
Photo: Star Boxing

Dmitry Bivol 173.5 vs. Joe Smith Jr. 173
(WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
Maurice Hooker 140 vs. Mikkel LesPierre 138.75
(WBO Jr. Welterweight Title)

Callum Johnson 173 vs. Sean Monaghan 174
Sergey Kuzmin 248.5 vs. Joey Dawejko 250
Israil Madramov 151.5 vs. Frank Rojas 152.5
Junior Younan 171.5 vs. Derrick Findley 172
Otha Jones III 132.5 vs. Giorgi Gelashvili 134.25
Nikita Ababiy 162.5 vs. Corey Dulaney 160

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing, Star Boxing, DiBella Entertainment, Main Events, World of Boxing


  Weights Grom Carson, Ca. - FOX  
Shawn Porter 146.8 Yordenis Ugas weighed 146.5.
(WBC Welterweight Title)
Abel Ramos 146.5 vs. Francisco Santana 146.5
Efe Ajagba 240 vs. Amir Mansour 225
Damien Vázquez 117.6 vs. Juan Carlos Payano 117.8
Eimantas Stanionis 149.2 vs. Samuel Figueroa 149.4
Robert Guerrero 146.6 vs. Hevinson Herrera 144.2
Jesús Cuellar 131.8 vs. Carlos Padilla 133.8

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Orange, CA  
Taras Shelestyuk, 145.4 vs. Martin Angel Martinez, 146.8 (8-rounds)
Brandon Trejo, 136.8 vs. Juan Alberto Castillo, 134.9 (6-rounds)
Angel Ruiz, 141 vs. Roberto Almazan, 141 (6-rounds)
Arnold Dinong, 125.5 vs. Miguel Angel Moreno, 127 (4-rounds)

Venue: DoubleTree Hotel, Orange, California, USA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  On This Day: March 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Frankfurt, Oder, Germany:
Danilo Haussler won a 12 round MD over Glenn Catley -  European (EBU) Super Middleweight Title.
Markus Beyer TKO'd Anton Robinson in the 7th round -  WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Alexander Munoz TKO'd Celes Kobayashi in the 8th round - WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Angel Manfredy - IBF Lightweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Robbie Peden in the 10th round - NABF Featherweight Title.
2001, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Joel Junio - WBA International Bantamweight Title.
Erlanger, Kentucky:
Dale Crowe KO'd Greg Page in the 10th round - Non Title  Page was severely injured in this bout.
1996, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Jeff Fenech TKO'd Mike Juarez in the 2nd round - Non Title Lightweights
Cork, Ireland:
Steve Collins TKO'd Neville Brown in the 11th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.

  RGBA Fighter Izaac Colunga Critical After Shooting  
By Raymundo Dioses
On January 18, 2019 rising super featherweight Izaac Colunga was featured on the undercard of the inaugural Mikey Garcia Promotions fight card in San Bernardino, California. Colunga dominated and stopped opponent Patrick Gutierrez within two rounds and was also awarded the ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonus.
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  Bivol: "I Can Win World Titles At 168"  
Dmitry Bivol could open the door to mega-fights at Super-Middleweight as he prepares to defend his WBA World Light-Heavyweight title against Joe Smith Jr on Saturday March 9 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Bivol (15-0 11 KOs) puts his crown on the line for the fifth time against Long Island’s Smith Jr (24-2 20KOs), who fights in his first World title bout. The champion has long stated his desire to unify the 175lbs division, but the unbeaten Russian has cast his eyes on the Super-Middleweight division and is excited by the prospect of potentially becoming a two-weight World champion.
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  Johnson: "This Is Make-Or-Break Against Monaghan"  
Callum Johnson says his clash with Sean Monaghan on Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on Saturday March 9, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK, is a bigger fight than his World title challenge – as victory can lead to another World title shot, but defeat sends him to the wilderness.

Johnson (17-1-0 12KOs) challenged Artur Beterbiev for the IBF World Light-Heavyweight title in the first ever live show on American soil on DAZN, and the pair put on a hell-raising shootout, with Johnson climbing off the canvas in the opening round to send Beterbiev to the deck in the second session.
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  Light Heavyweight Destroyer Anthony Yarde & Heavyweight Sensation Daniel Dubois Return Mar. 8  
Two of the biggest punchers in British boxing — light heavyweight Anthony Yarde and heavyweight Daniel Dubois — are ready to put on a Friday afternoon show for American fight fans.

In the main event, Yarde will defend his WBO Intercontinental belt in a 10-rounder against Baltimore native Travis “Seveer” Reeves at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London. In one of the co-features, Dubois will battle former world title challenger Razvan Cojanu in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBO Global belt.
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  Undefeated Heavyweight Prospects Jermaine Franklin & Otto Wallin Added To April 13 Shields vs. Hammer  
Two undefeated heavyweight prospects will put their unblemished records on the line when they fight in separate bouts on Saturday, April 13 live on SHOWTIME from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J on the undercard of the Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer groundbreaking event. Top American heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin will take on former No. 1-ranked U.S. amateur Rydell Booker in the 10-round co-featured bout while undefeated Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin will battle highly decorated amateur Nick Kisner in a 10-round clash that will open the SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION tripleheader at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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  On This Day: March 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Hanover, Germany:
Corrie Sanders TKO'd Wladimir Klitschko in the 2nd round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Felix Sturm won a 10 round UD over Javier Mamani - IBF Youth Middleweight Title.
Tustin, California:
Monte Barrett won a 6 round UD over Terry Porter - Non Title.
2002, Oroville, California:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Julio Cesar Leon in the 7th round - Non Title.
Kissimmee, Florida:
Oscar Larrios won a 8 round UD over Darryl Pinckney - Non Title.
1999,
Tito Mendoza KO'd Dwain Williams in the 5th round - WBO NABO Light Middleweight Title.
Rafael Marquez KO'd Jose Gastelum in the 6th round - Non Title.
1998, Yokohama, Japan:
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Shiro Yahiro in the 3rd round WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Joichiro Tatsuyoshi won a 12 round UD over Jose Sosa - WBC Bantamweight Title.
1997, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Jorge Barrera in the 3rd round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.

  Bivol vs. Smith Jr. Final Press Conference Quotes  
DMITRY BIVOL and JOE SMITH JR. met for one final time today at the DREAM HOTEL in NYC at the final presser ahead of Saturday night's WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship bout at Turning Stone Resort Casino to be aired LIVE on DAZN.
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  Hooker: "Fighting In Dallas Would Mean So Much"  
Maurice Hooker hopes to land a big homecoming fight in Dallas next as he defends his WBO World Super-Lightweight title for the second time against Mikkel LesPierre at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on Saturday March 9, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Luis Alberto Lopez Defeats Ray Ximenez Jr.
Captures WBO International Featherweight Title
 
Mexican challenger Luis Alberto "El Venado" Lopez out-boxed Ray "Valentino" Ximenez, Jr., of Dallas, in last Thursday night's main event to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International featherweight title, in the third installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC Fight Pass® series, streamed live from The Event Center at Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, Washington.
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  Unbeaten Taras Shelestyuk Headlines
"Night Of Champions" This Saturday
 
Unbeaten welterweight standout Taras Shelestyuk (16-0, 10 KOs) marks his return to the ring this Saturday, March 9 in the eight-round main event of Thompson Boxing Promotions' annual private show, "Night of Champions."

Boxing fans can stream the fights on Banner Promotions Facebook page. Blow-by-blow announcer Beto Duran and veteran boxing analyst Doug Fischer will call the action live from ringside.
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  Heavyweight Contender Andrey Fedosov
Targeting Top Of Division
 
Heavyweight contender Andrey Fedosov (31-3, 25 KOs) is primed for a big year in 2019.

The 2015 Boxcino Heavyweight champion shook off a two-year hiatus with wins over Francisco Mireles and tough veteran Joey Dawejko in 2018.
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  On This Day: March 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Penrith, Australia:
Paul Briggs won a 12 round UD over Jesus Ruiz in an WBC Title Eliminator.
1998, Mexico City, Mexico:
Ricardo Lopez and Rosendo Alvarez fought to an 8 round TD. Accidental Headbutt Cut to Lopez. WBC and WBA Minimumweight Titles.
Julio Cesar Chavez and Miguel Gonzalez fought to a 12 round DRAW. Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1991, Madrid, Spain:
Lindell Holmes won a 12 round SD over Antoine Byrd to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Sydney, Australia:
Jeff Fenech TKO'd Victor Callejas in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
1987, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Bonecrusher Smith to Unify the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
Azumah Nelson KO'd Mauro Gutierrez in the 6th round to Retain the WBC Featherweight Title.

  Smith Jr.: "World Title Win Would Mean Everything"  
JOE SMITH JR. says he will pour his heart and soul into his World title challenge against WBA World Light-Heavyweight champion DMITRY BIVOL on Saturday March 9 at Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

Smith Jr (24-2 20KOs) fights for a first time for the World title and will be full of confidence going into the bout, with his last four wins coming by impressive KO's, including a first round demolition of Poland's Andrzej Fonfara in Chicago and sending modern-great Bernard Hopkins into retirement.
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  Hollywood Fight Night Back Again Saturday Mar. 16  
After a huge show last month, Hollywood Fight Night at the World Famous Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California returns again on Saturday, March 16th with another exciting professional boxing card.

One of the most revered local prospects in Los Angeles, Jessy “El Mago” Martinez (10-0, 7KOs) makes his return to Hollywood Fight Night as he takes on another tough challenge in two sport tough man Bernard Thomas (5-4, 3 KOs boxing, 4-1 MMA) over 6 rounds.
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  Teofimo Lopez, Shakur Stevenson & Felix Verdejo
On Crawford vs. Khan April 20 Undercard
 
Before pound-for-pound king Terence “Bud” Crawford enters the ring to defend his WBO welterweight world title against Amir “King” Khan, a pair of 21-year-old wunderkinds — Teofimo Lopez and Shakur Stevenson — will look to steal the show in their respective co-feature bouts on ESPN PPV Saturday, April 20 at Madison Square Garden.
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  Damien Vazquez Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten bantamweight Damien Vazquez will take on the toughest test of his career in former world champion Juan Carlos Payano in Premier Boxing Champions Prelims on FS1 this Saturday from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California.
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  On This Day: March 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Omar Narvaez TKO'd Reginaldo Martins in the 3rd round - WBO Flyweight Title.
Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Walter Estrada in the 5th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Lawrence Murphy in the 3rd round - WBU Middleweight Title.
Saitama, Japan:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Shigeru Nakazato - WBC Super Bantamweight Title
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Toshiaki Nishioka - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Julio Zarate won a 12 round SD over Hideki Todaka - WBA (Interim) Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Diego Corrales won a 12 round SD over Joel Casamayor - Vacant WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Mark Johnson KO'd Luis Bolano in the 4th round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Sam Peter TKO'd Jose Da Silva in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Will Grigsby won a 12 round UD over Carmelo Caceres - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid won a 12 round UD over Laurent Boudouani - WBA Light Middleweight Title.

 

Erislandy Lara SD DRAW Brian Carlos Castano
Photo Gallery

Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Luis Ortiz W UD 10 Christian Hammer
Eduardo Ramirez TKO 9 Bryan DeGarcia
Edwin Rodriguez W UD 10 Mitch Williams
Leduan Barthelemy W UD 8 Miguel Angel Aispuro
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  Junior Fa Scores First Round Knockout On In
Main Event Of Special Edition Of Broadway Boxing
 
On Saturday night in Columbus, OH, world ranked heavyweight Junior Fa (17-0, 10 KOs), of Otahuhu, New Zealand, knocked out former French heavyweight champion Newfel Ouatah (16-3, 9 KOs), in the first round of their scheduled 10-rounder, headlining a SPECIAL EDITION of Broadway Boxing presented by DiBella Entertainment and streamed live on LIVE.DBE1.com, as part of DBE's partnership with CBS Sports Digital and Sportslive.
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  Bivol: "I Know Smith Will Come And Fight"  
DMITRY BIVOL knows that JOE SMITH JR. is coming to rip his title away from him - and the WBA World Light-Heavyweight king says that will make for a great fight when he defends his belt at TURNING STONE RESORT & CASINO in Verona, NY on Saturday March 9, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Bivol (15-0 11 KOs) puts his strap on the line for the fifth time and it's been smooth sailing since he destroyed Trent Broadhurst inside a round in his first defense in November 2017.
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  Uprising Promotions Returns To
Club Amazura On Friday Night
 
Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions will be returning to Club Amazura this Friday, March 8, presenting another entertaining night of boxing in association with The New Mexican Promotion.

“We are looking forward to hosting our first card of the year on Friday night,” said Ronson Frank, President of Uprising Promotions. “We have been receiving great support for our shows at Club Amazura, and that enables us to keep providing opportunities for young fighters. This card will showcase a nice group of rising local prospects and action fighters who will definitely make it an entertaining night for the fans in attendance.”
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  On This Day: March 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Leverkusen, Küppersteg, Germany:
Felix Sturm KO'd Bert Schenk in the 2nd round - WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Diaz in the 10th round - WBC Lightweight Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Rubin Williams in the 7th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
2004, Pala Casino, Pala, California:
Verno Phillips TKO'd Julio Garcia in the 1st round - Non Title.
Carlos Quintana KO'd Edwin Cassiani in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Allan Green TKO'd Laverne Clark in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, New Mexico:
Frankie Archuleta won a 10 round SD over Johnny Tapia - Non Title.
2003, London, Bethnal Green, England:
Howard Eastman TKO'd Gary Beardsley in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Varuzhan Davtyan in the 5th round - Non Title.
2000, New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Robbie Peden won a 12 round SD over Carlos Rios - NABF Super Featherweight Title.

  Paddy Barnes, Vladimir Nikitin & Joseph Adorno Added To March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Card At
Hulu Theater At Madison Square Garden
 
Vladimir Nikitin and Irish sensation Michael “Mick” Conlan are on a collision course for a rematch of their quarterfinal bout from the 2016 Rio Olympics, won by Nikitin via highly controversial decision. Nikitin will fight Juan Tapia (8-2, 3 KOs) in a six-round featherweight bout on the undercard of Conlan’s 10-round featherweight tilt against Ruben Garcia Hernandez on Sunday, March 17 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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  Undefeated Ali Akhmedov & Mario Ramos Added
To Hollywood Fight Nights Mar. 24 At The Avalon
 
Two of Boxing’s top undefeated rising stars; super middleweight Ali Akhmedov, (13-0, 10 KOs), and undefeated lightweight Mario ‘El Matador’ Ramos, (7-0, 7 KOs), have been added to the upcoming ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ event on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the AVALON in Hollywood, CA

A native of Almaty, Kazakhstan, currently training in Big Bear Lake, CA under the watchful eye of the renowned Abel Sanchez and promoted by GGG Promotions, the 23-year-old Akhmedov dropping down from light heavyweight will face Sacramento, CA veteran Mike Guy, (9-3-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round battle.
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  Eddie Gomez Seeks Cross-Town
Showdown With Sadam Ali
 
Eddie ‘E-Boy’ Gomez, (22-3-0, 12 KOs), of Bronx, NY is looking to close a deal for a cross-town showdown against former world champion Sadam ‘World Kid’ Ali,

(27-2-0, 14 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, potentially planned for May 4 in Las Vegas, NV on the undercard of the World Middleweight Championship between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs at the T-Mobile Arena.
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  Undefeated Irish Heavyweight Niall Kennedy
Added To Murphys Boxing St. Patrick's Day Clash
 
Murphys Boxing is excited to announce that undefeated, Irish heavyweight, Niall Kennedy (12-0-1, 8 KOs) has been added to The 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Clash which takes place Saturday, March 16th in Boston, Massachusetts at the House of Blues.

One of Murphys Boxing's most popular fighters, ‘Boom Boom’, is coming off a dominant unanimous decision win this past October when he took the ‘O’ from fellow undefeated heavyweight, Brendan Barrett in a fight broadcast on DAZN.
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  On This Day: March 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Magna Centre, Rotherham, England:
Clinton Woods TKO'd Rico Hoye in the 5th Round - Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
David Haye TKO'd Glen Kelly in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Temecula, California:
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Jorge Lacierva in the 6th round - IBF Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Archak TerMeliksetian won a 6 round UD over Michael Soberanis - Non Title.
Choctaw, Mississippi:
Almazbek Raiymkulov TKO'd Koba Gogoladze in the 6th round - Non Title.
Kelly Pavlik TKO'd Dorian Beaupierre in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2002, Townsville, Queensland, Australia:
Anthony Mundine won a 10 round UD over Brad Mayo - Non Title.
2000, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round MD over Johnny Bredahl - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Bones Adams won a 12 round UD over Nestor Garza - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Oba Carr TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 8th round - Non Title.

  Erislandy Lara & Brian Castaño Fight
To Highly Competitive Split-Draw
 
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Former 154-pound world champion Erislandy Lara and WBA Super Welterweight Champion Brian Castaño fought to a highly competitive split-draw Saturday at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. With the draw, Castaño retains the WBA belt in what was the toughest test of his career against the longtime top 154-pounder in Lara. The judges scored the fight 115-113 (Castaño), 115-113 (Lara) and 114-114.
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  ‘King’ Kai Robin Havnaa Claims IBO Title  
‘King’ Kai Robin Havnaa (14-0, 12 KOs) claimed the IBO International Cruiserweight title with a third-round stoppage victory over Rad 'Thunder' Rashid (16-5, 13 KOs) last night at the SØR Amfi in Arendal, Norway.

In front of a capacity crowd at his hometown arena, the undefeated Norwegian star recorded his fourteenth professional win and took home his first major title with two crunching body shots sending Germany's Rashid to the canvas.
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  On This Day: March 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Manny Siaca in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round SD over Beibis Mendoza to regain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Jesus Perez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
John Ruiz won a 12 round UD over Evander Holyfield to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round UD over David Reid to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Verona, New York:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Victoriano Sosa to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1996, Yokohoma, Japan:
Daniel Zaragoza TKO'd Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in the 11th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1990, London, England:
Mark Breland KO'd Lloyd Honeyghan in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.

  Espinoza Stops Nunez In "Rumble At The Rock IV"  
WBO No.1-ranked Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (23-2, 20 KOs) probably had to work harder than he wanted to, but still managed to successfully defend his WBO-NABO Latino Bantamweight Championship for the second time with a tenth-round stoppage of a game Ricardo "El Matematico" Nuñez (29-9, 23 KOs).

Fighting in the main event of the “Rumble at the Rock IV” event, presented by Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory and All Star Boxing at the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., Espinoza finally broke open a grueling affair with a barrage of shots that left Nunez helpless along the ropes.
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  Weights From Brooklyn, NY - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Brian Castano 154 vs. Erislandy Lara 153
(WBA Super Welterweight Title)
 

Luis Ortiz 238.75 vs. Christian Hammer 257.5
Bryan De Gracia 124.75 vs. Eduardo Ramirez 127
Antonio Russell 116.5 vs. Jose Maria Cardenas 117.5
Edwin Rodriguez 198.25 vs. Mitch Williams 195.75
Leduan Barthelemy 131.25 vs. Miguel Angel Aispuro 132

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment


  Hooker: "I Want To KO Lespierre In Style"  
Maurice Hooker says he’ll bring the heat early to Mikkel LesPierre and send a big statement to the rest of the division when he defends his WBO World Super-Lightweight title for the second time at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on Saturday March 9, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Hooker (25-0-3 17 KOs) defended his title in thrilling fashion in November, climbing off the canvas in the second round against home town favorite Alex Saucedo to silence the Oklahoma City crowd with a clinical seventh round stoppage.
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  Weights From Puerto Rico  
Subriel Matías 140 vs. Wilberth López 142
Jovanie Santiago 140 vs. Iván Cano 140
Jonathan López 117 vs. Leonardo Reyes 117
Steven Ruidiaz 134 vs. Jeffrey Ramos 136
Bryan Tanco 166 vs. Jaime Barbosa 167

Venue: Coliseo Tomás Donés, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Fresh Productions


  Weights From Norway  
Kai Robin Havnaa 197.8 vs. Rad Rashid 195.5
Thanderz 134.5 vs. Rachel Ball 132.3
Deniz Ilbay 146.8 vs. Jonathan Jose Eniz 143.3
Hadi Srour 142.4 vs. Zoltan Szabo 142.2
Jamshid Nazari 145.7 vs. Reyhan Todorov 147.7
Kent-Erik Badstad 199.7 vs. Istvan Orsos 188.5

Venue: SØR Amfi in Arendal, Norway
Promoter: Sauerland Event


  Weights From Columbus, OH - "Broadway Boxing"  
Junior Fa 254.5 vs. Newfel Quatah 240
Stephen Shaw 254 vs. Donovan Dennis 220
George Arias 238 vs Robert Simms 226
Hemi Ahio 234 vs. Ed Fountain 244
Dan Karpency 153.5 vs. Jamie Walker 152
Isaiah Steer 164 vs. Chris Chatman 160
Alfred Leisure ?? vs. Jesse Hackett ??
Travis Jerig 160 vs. Ben Slater 161
Chris Minor 193 vs. Cody Herbert 196
Alante Green 226 vs. Anthony Trotter will weigh in later
Carlos Dixon 130.5 vs. Jahmal Dyer 131
Rolando Vargas 139 vs. Tamarcus Smith 145.5

Venue: Voinovich Center, Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: DiBella Promotons


  On This Day: March 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Carnival City, South Africa:
Phillip N'Dou TKO'd Nikolai Eremeev in the 6th round - WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Silence Mabuza TKO'd Jose Sanjuanelo in the 6th round - IBO Bantamweight Title
Sebastian Rothman won a 12 round UD over Gary Delaney - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Warsaw,Poland:
Tomasz Adamek won a 10 round UD over Rudi Lupo - IBC Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.
Pichit, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam TKO'd Malcolm Tunacao in the 1st round - WBC Flyweight Title.
1996, Newcastle, England:
Thulane Malinga won a 12 round SD over Nigel Benn - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Tom Johnson TKO'd Ever Beleno in the 12th round - IBF Featherweight Title
1994, Tokyo, Japan:
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Yuichi Kasai in the 1st round - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

  Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castaño
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Former world champion Erislandy Lara and WBA Super Welterweight Champ Brian Castaño went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they headline action this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Jack Dempsey's Grandson Joshua Gormley
To Headline Explosive Pro Bare-Knuckle Card
 
The grandson of legendary world heavyweight boxing champion Jack "The Manassa Mauler" Dempsey, knockout artist Joshua "Dempsey" Gormley, will headline the explosive "BYB Brawl 1: Brawl For It ALL" card, presented by Pure and Natural, on Friday night, April 5, at Cheyenne Ice & Event Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

BYB Extreme Fighting Series (BYB), bare-knuckle fighting's most intense combat sports promoter, has announced the full fight card for its inaugural show, "BYB Brawl 1: Brawl For It ALL", which will feature 10 professional bare-knuckle fights, and two mixed-martial-arts fights.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Tyrone Brunson 153.6 vs. Jamaal Davis 156
(Pennsylvania State Jr. Middleweight Title)
Joseph George 170 vs. Oscar Riojas 168.8
Nahir Albright 139 vs. Roy McGill 139
Rasheed Johnson 146.6 vs. Vincent Floyd 147.7
Kendal Cannida 175.2 vs. Angel Rivera 173.3
James Martin 149.6 vs. Rick Pyle 153.8
Rasheen Brown 121.6 vs. Hugo Rodriguez 121.5
Yeuri Andujar 124.3 vs. Weusi Johnson 127
Jerrico Walton 148 vs. Cesar Soriano Berumen 147.9
Antonio DuBose 128 vs. Danny Flores 127.8
Shamar Fulton 134.2 vs. Christopher Burgos 134.6

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: King’s Promotions/Titans Boxing Promotions


  On This Day: March 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over John Ruiz - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Alejandro Garcia TKO'd Santiago Samaniego in the 3rd round - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Alexander Gurov in the 8th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over JC Candelo - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Fres Oquendo KO'd Maurice Harris in the 10th round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Joe Lenhart in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2002, Coliseo Guillermo Angulo, Carolina, Puerto Rico:
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Sammy Sparkman in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Ivan Calderon TKO'd Jorge Romero in the 4th round - Non Title.
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Eric Lucas won a 12 round UD over Vinny Pazienza - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Woodlawn, Maryland:
Hasim Rahman won a 10 round UD over Marion Wilson - Vacant Maryland State Heavyweight Title.
1997, Halle Carpentier, Paris:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Jean Baptiste Mendy - WBC Lightweight Title.
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Sugar Ray Leonard in the 5th round - IBC Middleweight Title.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs
New York City Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos - Golden Boy

Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion, and Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), IBF Middleweight World Champion, hosted a press conference today at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City ahead of their 12-round unification fight during the celebratory weekend of Cinco de Mayo. The champion-vs.-champion event will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, May 4 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castaño &
Heavyweight Luis Ortiz Media Workout Quotes
 
Former world champion Erislandy Lara, WBA Super Welterweight Champ Brian Castaño, heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz and the rest of the fighters competing in the Premier Boxing Champions event taking place this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, participated in a media workout at world famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn Wednesday.
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  Weights From Toppenish, WA  
Ray Ximenez Jr 124.8 vs. Luis Alberto Lopez 126
John Peak 171 vs. Juan Jackson 172
Taylor Shirley 174.7 vs. Luis Iniguez 172.2
Shae Green 140 vs. Gerardo Esquivel 139
Roman Avetisyan 166.9 vs. Alex Cazac 166.6
Nicholas Jefferson 143.2 vs. Antonio Neal 143.3

Venue: Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, Washington
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions


  Sergey Kuzmin vs. Joey Dawejko Heavyweight
Clash Added To March 9 DAZN World Title Card
 
Undefeated and world ranked heavyweight contender Sergey Kuzmin, (14-0, 11 KO’s), of St. Petersburg, Russia will battle Philadelphia based veteran Joey Dawejko, (19-6-4, 11 KO’s) in a scheduled ten-round bout on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York and live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Pulev vs. Dinu & Magdaleno vs. Ramos Headline
Top Rank On ESPN Card At The Hangar March 23
 
Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev, ranked No. 1 by the IBF, will put his rating on the line against Bogdan Dinu in a 10-round showdown on Saturday, March 23 at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, Calif.

In the co-feature, former world champions Jessie Magdaleno and Rico Ramos will clash in a 10-round featherweight bout with potential world title implications.
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  On This Day: Feb 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dresden, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Andre Thysse - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Timo Hoffman won a 12 round UD over Corey Sanders - WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Nikolay Valuev TKO'd Dicky Ryan in the 1st round - Non Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Jesus Chavez - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Victoriano Sosa in the 4th round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
2003, Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Humberto Soto TKO'd Cesar Figueroa in the 7th round - Non Title.
Terrence Lewis and Friday Ahunanya fought to a 10 round Draw - Non Title.
2001, London, Kensington:
Sam Soliman won a 6 round Decision over Cornelius Carr - Non Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over George Scott - WBC Lightweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Sam Girard in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Artis Pendergrass in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer
New York Press Conference
 
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Two undefeated middleweight champions went face-to-face Tuesday as Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer met in New York at a press conference ahead of their battle for the undisputed women’s middleweight championship Saturday, April 13 live on SHOWTIME from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dicaire Will Defend Her World Title
For The First Time On March 23
 
By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group, the Montrealer Yvon Michel, confirmed that the Montrealer female Marie-Eve Dicaire will proceed to the first defense of her world title March 23rd at the Montréal Casino.

Dicaire (14-0-0) will defend her IBF super welterweight (154 pounds) world championship against the Dominican Lena Tejada (12-5-0).
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  Danny Roman vs. TJ Doheny World Title
Unification Bout Set For April 26 At The Forum
 
WBA and IBF Super-Bantamweight World Champions Daniel Roman and TJ Doheny clash in a unification battle on a blockbuster night of action at The Forum, Los Angeles on Friday April 26, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

Roman (26-2-1 10KOs) and Doheny (21-0 15KOs) clash in a unification bout that is certain to entertain. Roman was one of the standout fighters of 2018, winning a wide points decision in the first defense of his WBA crown in Japan over Ryo Matsumoto in February and followed that with another authoritative points triumph over Moises Flores in Frisco, Dallas in June.
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  Rungvisai vs. Estrada & Roman vs. Doheny Top LA Blockbuster Rematch & Unification Card April 26  
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada will meet in a rematch for the WBC and Ring magazine Super-Flyweight titles and WBA and IBF Super-Bantamweight World Champions Daniel Roman and TJ Doheny clash in a unification battle on a blockbuster night of action at The Forum, Los Angeles on Friday April 26, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.
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  On This Day: Feb 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico:
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Moises Zamudio in the 5th round - WBC Continental
Americas Bantamweight Title.
Chicago, Illinois:
Cesar Bazan won on 2nd round DQ over Roberto Ortega - Non Title.
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Derrick Jefferson won an 8 round TD over Julius Long - a BIG Non Title bout!
1999, Oldham, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Tommy Peacock in the 2nd round - Vacant British (Central Area) Light Welterweight Title.
London, Bethnal Green, England:
Colin Dunne won a 12 round UD over Phillip Holiday - WBU Lightweight Title.
Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, Germany:
Sven Ottke KO'd Giovanni Nardiello in the 3rd round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Markus Beyer won an 8 round Decision over Rene Dutard - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Willie Taylor - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Cesar Bazan - WBC Lightweight Title.
1998, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand:
Chatchai Sasakul won a 12 round UD over Young-Jin Kim - WBC Flyweight Title.

  Lomachenko Headlines Staples Center
Card April 12 Against Anthony Crolla
 
After thrilling Big Apple audiences in his last three bouts, Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko is ready to bring his lightweight world titles to the City of Angels.

Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound Picasso and the WBA and WBO lightweight world champion, will defend his titles against former lightweight world champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla on Friday, April 12 at Staples Center. In the co-feature, longtime WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez will make his light heavyweight debut against an opponent to be announced in a 10-rounder.
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  WBSS Cruiserweight Extravaganza:
Dorticos vs. Tabiti Semi-Final Heads To Riga
 
Cuba’s Yunier Dorticos (23-1, 21 KOs) and USA’s Andrew Tabiti (17-0, 13 KOs) join Mairis Briedis & Krzysztof Glowacki when they continue their quest for the Ali Trophy in the 200lb division on June 15 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.

With the Judgement Day semi-finals taking place the same night the winners will go head-to-head after the battles have been settled.
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  Bryan De Gracia To Face Eduardo Ramirez In
12-Round Featherweight Showdown On March 2
 
Hard-hitting Bryan De Gracia will face once-beaten contender Eduardo Ramirez in a 12-round featherweight match live on SHOWTIME Saturday, March 2 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

De Gracia vs. Ramirez replaces the previously scheduled Ricardo Núñez vs. Edner Cherry match after Cherry was forced to withdraw due to a medical issue. The winner of De Gracia vs. Ramirez will capture the WBA Gold Featherweight Championship and be in line to face WBA (Regular) Featherweight World Champion Can Xu.
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  On This Day: Feb 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, San Diego, California:
Joan Guzman TKO'd Agapito Sanchez in the 10th round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO'd Cesar Figueroa in the 6th round.
2000, New York, New York:
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd Derrell Coley in the 7th round in a WBC Title eliminator.
Arturo Gatti KO'd Joey Gamache in the 2nd round.
Lamon Brewster won a 10 round UD over Richard Mason.
1994, London, England:
Nigel Benn won a 12 round UD over Henry Wharton to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
San Jose, California:
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Gerardo Martinez in the 4th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1993, Melun, France:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round SD over Manuel Medina to win the IBF Featherweight Title.
1984, Beaumont, Texas:
Rocky Lockridge KO'd Roger Mayweather in the 1st round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  WBSS USA Doubleheader Spectacular: Prograis vs. Relikh & Donaire vs. Tete Semi-Finals Set For Apr. 27  
Regis Prograis & Kiryl Relikh and Nonito Donaire & Zolani Tete continue their quest for the Ali Trophy on April 27 in the USA, with a venue currently being finalised

“We cannot wait to get started with our Season 2 semi-finals and we will announce the venue along with ticket sales in the coming days,” said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer.
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  Hernandez Edges Hawthorne;
Djeko Outpoints Federici
 
Star Boxing's "Rockin' Fights" series had its 34th event Friday night at the Paramount in Long Island, New York. The night included six compelling bouts that included the return of Huntington's own JOHNNY "HITMAN" HERNANDEZ who went to battle with Texas native MARQUIS "THE HAWK" HAWTHORNE. In the international co-main event, JOEL "BIG JOE" DJEKO and SIMONE "TYSON" FEDERICI settled their differences in the squared circle. On the undercard, TERELL "THE PROBLEM CHILD" BOSTIC. DASHAUN "TOOSWEET" JOHNS. ALEX "EL TORO" VARGAS and JEFFREY GONZALEZ took care of business in worthy fashion.
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  Tramaine Williams Victorious In Comeback
Fight As Path To Stardom Continues
 
Roc Nation Sports featherweight boxer Tramaine Williams (16-0, 6 KOs) shined under the bright lights of the Genetti Manor ring on Saturday, claiming a victory over Jose Rodriguez (32-9, 19 KOs) of Mexico by knockout at 1:19 in the first round. Williams was sensational in his first return to the ring since his October 2018 release from prison. The impressive victory gives the New Haven native the redemption needed to continue his path to stardom and secure a high caliber fight soon.
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  Eros Correa Scores Sixth Consecutive
Knockout To Start Off His Career
 
Cali Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight prospect, Eros Correa (6-0, 6 KOs), scored his sixth consecutive knockout to start off his career when he stopped Jose Pech by way of a second-round knockout. The 4-round bout took place in Tijuana, Mexico and was promoted by GM3 Boxing Promotions and Gonzalez Boxing Promotions.
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  Rising Prospect Ricky Medina Remains
Undefeated With Dominant Performance
 
Last night at the sold out Floresville Event Center, in Floresville, TX, Prince Ranch Boxing's rising star and 5-Time National Champion, Ricky "El Castigo" Medina (3-0, 2 KO), was dominate in defeating Jose Casiano (1-1-1), going the distance (4-rounds) for the first time in his career. The event titled "Small Town Big Showdown" was promoted by Medina's promoter, TMB & PRB Entertainment.
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  On This Day: Feb 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001: Southport, Australia:
Lovemore N'Dou TKO'd Carlos Ariel Uribe in the 6th round.
Paul Briggs TKO'd Shane Dalton in the 2nd round.
2000, Samut Sakorn, Thailand:
Medgoen Singsurat won a 12 round UD over Masaki Kawabata to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
Cranston, Rhode Island:
Ray Oliveira won an action packed 10 round bout over Vivian Harris.
1995, London, England:
Mike McCallum TKO'd Carl Jones in the 7th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Gerald McClellan in the 10th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title. Gerald McClellan was tragically permanently injured in this bout.
Pusan, Korea:
Hyung-Chul Lee TKO'd Tomonori in the 12th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Greg Richardson won a 12 round UD over Raul Perez to win the WBC Bantamweight Title.

  Chris Eubank Jr. Scores Career-Defining Victory Over James DeGale In Super Middleweight Grudge Match  
Photos: Ian Walton - SHOWTIME

Chris Eubank Jr. earned a career-defining victory with a hard-fought unanimous decision over British rival and former two-time world champion James DeGale in a super middleweight grudge match Saturday on SHOWTIME from The O2 in London.
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  Vincent Cruises Past Kiss In Main Event Rematch; Ortiz Captures WBC Youth Championship  
Worcester, Mass., lightweight Jamaine Ortiz capped a wild, historic night Saturday at Twin River Casino Hotel, dethroning the previous unbeaten Ricardo Quirozof Oxnard, Calif., to capture the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) World Youth Lightweight Championship.

The 22-year-old Ortiz, now 10-0, became just the third fighter under the guidance of CES Boxing to capture a WBC Youth Title, joining “Bad” Chad Dawson and Matt Remillard by earning a methodical, 78-74, 78-74, 78-74 unanimous decision victory.
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  On This Day: Feb 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Sports Palace, Kiev, Ukraine:
Alexander Gurov KO'd Allan Gronfors in the 1st round - Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Sporthalle, Hamburg, Alsterdorf, Germany:
Artur Grigorian TKO'd Angel Perez in the 6th round - WBO Lightweight Title.
Felix Sturm KO'd Slavomir Dendis in the 1st round - Non Title.
Luan Krasniqi KO'd Cleveland Woods in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Tetsutora Senrima in the 5th round - WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Derrick Harmon in the 11th round - WBC, WBA, IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Lincoln Carter in the 5th round - Non Title.
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round SD over Victor Polo - WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Richmond, Virginia:
Terry Norris TKO'd Vincent Pettway in the 8th round - WBC ,IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier's Canada Corner
Golden Boy & The Eye Of The Tiger Management
To Promote Butler, Bazinyan & Ulysse Jr.
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, Camille Estephan, confirmed that he finalized a deal with the promoter of the Golden Boy Promotions organization, the former world champion Oscar De La Hoya.

Estephan said that the with this deal, the middleweight Steven Butler (26-1-1), the super middleweight Erik Bazinyan (22-0-0) and the super lightweight Yves Ulysse Jr. (17-1-0), three Montrealers, will fight on the Golden Boy Promotions boxing shows on the USA territory. The Golden Boy promotions organization is located in Los Angeles.
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  On This Day: Feb 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Vodafone Arena, Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia:
Robbie Peden TKO'd Nate Campbell in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Sam Soliman TKO'd Miguel Julio in the 4th round - Non Title.
Dale Westerman won a 12 round UD over Justin Clements - OPBF Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, England:
Jawaid Khaliq TKO'd Maxim Nesterenko in the 12th round - IBO Welterweight Title.
Nicky Booth TKO'd Stephen Oates in the 7th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight Title.
Marseille, France:
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Virgil Hill in the 9th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Mehdi Sahnoune won a 12 round UD over Andrej Shkalikov - WBA Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Savannah, Georgia:
Nate Campbell won an 8 round UD over Joseph Figueroa - Non Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Mark Johnson in the 8th round - IBF Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Bones Adams - IBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Robert Dasoyan in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Weights From UK - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Ian Walton - SHOWTIME

James DeGale 166 vs. Chris Eubank Jr. 167
 

Joe Joyce 265 vs. Bermane Stiverne 273

Venue:O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Promoter: Poxon Sports - Richard Poxon


  Weights From Huntington, NY  
Johnny Hernandez 138.6 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 137.8
Joel Djeko 198.2 vs. Simone Federici 197.6
Terell Bostic 139.2 vs. Javier Martinez 137
Dashaun Johns 138.6 vs. Deron Lawson. 142.2
Alex “El Torro” Vargas 141.6 vs. Benjamin Borteye 142.2
Jeffrey Gonzalez 153 vs. Earl Henry 153.8

Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, NY
Promoter: Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing


  Weights From Kissimmee - Telemundo  
Yomar Alamo 140 vs. Manuel Mendez 140
(WBO/NABO Jr. Welterweight Title)

Antonio Vargas 119 vs. Lucas Baez 118.4
Jonathan Tavira 161 vs. Carlos Monroe Jr. 162
Oscar Garcia 137 vs. Linomar Rios 140
Deron Thompson 147 vs. Ivan Reyes 144
Dominique Francis 121 vs. Christian Reed 124
Pedro Amigon 138 vs. Emmanuel Morales 137

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park Events Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing


  Rios: "I Want A World Title Shot When I Beat Soto"  
Brandon Rios says his clash with Humberto Soto is the final hurdle between him and a fourth World title fight as they clash at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday February 23, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Rios returned to action in stunning fashion in Kansas in November, stopping Ramon Alvarez in the ninth round of a pulsating contest live on DAZN.
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  Ryan Garcia Returns Against Jose Lopez In Main Event Of Stacked Golden Boy Card On March 30  
Popular lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia (17-0, 14 KOs) will look to inch closer to a world title opportunity when he returns against Jose "Wonder Boy" Lopez (20-3-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-round battle that will headline a stacked night of Golden Boy action. The event will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN .
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  On This Day: Feb 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mexico City, Mexico:
Jorge Arce KO'd Ernesto Castro in the 1st round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Jose Antonio Aguirre TKO'd Juan Keb Baas in the 7th round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Eddie Croft in the 3rd round -WBC Featherweight Title.
Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO'd Trinidad Mendoza in the 2nd round - WBC Youth Bantamweight Title.
The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee:
Mike Tyson KO'd Clifford Etienne in the 1st round - Non Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd James Crawford in the 2nd round - Vacant USBA Super Middleweight Title.
2002, Lemoore, California:
Julio Gonzalez TKO'd Tyrone Armstead in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Montebello, California:
Israel Vazquez won a 10 round UD over Osvaldo Guerrero - Non Title.
Boston, Massachusetts:
Leavander Johnson won a 10 round UD over Jesus Zaterarin - Non Title.
2001, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd David Bostice in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1998, Washington, District Of Columbia:
Mark Johnson KO'd Arthur Johnson in the 1st round - IBF Flyweight Title.

  Erislandy Lara Training Camp Quotes  
Former super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara will look to reclaim a piece of the 154-pound crown when he challenges WBA champion Brian Castaño on Saturday, March 2 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Joe Joyce vs. Bermane Stiverne
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce and former heavyweight world champion Bermane Stiverne sounded off at the final press conference on Wednesday for their 12-round showdown that opens a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader this Saturday live on SHOWTIME (3:45 p.m. ET/12:45 p.m. PT) from The O2 in London.
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  Undefeated Cabrera Mioletti Returns To Ring
At "Battle At The Boat 120" On March 23
 
Undefeated super featherweight Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti is returning to the Emerald Queen Casino.

The fast-rising star will square off against Recky Dulay in a 10-round main event at Battle at the Boat 120 on Saturday, March 23 at theTacoma, Wash. casino.
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  Ilbay Faces Eniz For IBO Intercontinental Title  
Deniz Ilbay (21-1, 9 KOs) will face Jonathan Jose Eniz (23-11-1, 9 KOs) for the IBO Intercontinental Welterweight title on March 2 at SØR Amfi in Arendal.

The Cologne-boxer is back in action following a convincing victory over domestic rival Denis Krieger at the Schwalbe Arena in Gummersbach on December 1, and can now take the next steps towards a World title challenge as he meets 24 year-old Argentinian Eniz for the IBO Intercontinental strap.
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  On This Day: Feb 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mger Mkrtchian in the 7th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Enzo Maccarinelli TKO'd Garry Delaney in the 8th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Lemoore, California:
Stevie Johnston KO'd Ever Beleno in the 6th round - Non Title.
Antonio Diaz and Edwin Vazquez fought to a 2 round TD (Headbutt caused Cut).
Miami, Florida:
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Ravea Springs in the 4th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kelvin Davis TKO'd Rogerio Lobo in the 1st round - Vacant IBA Americas Cruiserweight Title.
2002, Dankhuntod Korat, Thailand:
Yoddamrong Sithyodthong won a 12 round UD over Yober Ortega - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, Mar del Plata, Argentina:
Nana Konadu KO'd Abraham Torres in the 2nd round - WBA Bantamweight Title
Juan Carlos Gomez won a 12 round UD over Marcelo Dominguez - WBC. Cruiserweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Angel Rosario in the 5th round - Non Title.
Agapito Sanchez won a 10 round UD over Javier Jauregi - Non Title.

  DiBella Entertainment Partners With The Arnold Sports Festival For Special Heavyweight Edition
Of Broadway Boxing March 2 In Columbus, OH
 
DiBella Entertainment's acclaimed and long-running Broadway Boxing series hits the road to Columbus, Ohio, for a SPECIAL EDITION partnering with entertainment legend and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger to present a stacked heavyweight event at the Arnold Sports Festival in the Voinovich Center on Saturday, March 2. The event will be streamed live on LIVE.DBE1.com, as part of DBE's partnership with CBS Sports Digital and Sportslive, starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.
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  Q&A With Belgium 6'6" Cruiserweight Joel Djeko  
On February 22nd, next Friday, Belgium born cruiserweight JOEL "BIG JOE" DJEKO will be making his New York debut at The Paramount in the main event of the critically acclaimed STAR BOXING series, "Rockin' Fights". Djeko will be taking on Italian SIMONE "TYSON" FEDERICI in what is set to be an all-world cruiserweight showdown between two stellar fighters, looking to lay roots in the United States.
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  Vinny Paz & Micky Ward To Be Honored This Saturday By USA Boxing Alumni Association At
Twin River Casino In Lincoln, Rhode Island
 
Two of New England's all-time greatest amateur boxers, Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Paz and "Irish" Micky Ward, will be honored this Saturday (Feb. 23) by the USA Boxing Alumni Association at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

USA Boxing Alumni Association will host a fundraiser and membership drive prior to and during the CES Boxing event, which will be featuring three championship matches, including former NE amateur boxers such as Jamaine Ortiz and Amanda Pavone, plus Shelly Vincent.
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  On This Day: Feb 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Hamburg, Alsterdorf, Germany:
Thomas Ulrich KO'd Ali Saidi in the 8th round - German Light Heavyweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ismael Youla in the 2nd Round - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Kidapawan City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Todd Makelin in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Surat Thani, Thailand:
Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan won a 12 round UD over Joma Gamboa - WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Coachella, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez KO'd Jose DeJesus Garcia in the 1st round - Non Title.
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round UD over Pernell Whitaker - IBF Welterweight Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Vince Phillips in the 5th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Julio Cesar Green TKO'd Darren Obah in the 9th round - Vacant WBA Middleweight Title (Interim).
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Mark Fernandez in the 2nd round - Non Title.
6 Heads Lewis TKO'd John Stewart in the 1st round - Non Title.

  James DeGale vs. Chris Eubank Jr. Media Workouts  
Photos: Lawrence Lustig - Poxon Sports

Fierce British rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. worked out in separate back-to-back media days ahead of their highly anticipated super middleweight bout Saturday, February 23 live on SHOWTIME from The O2 in London at 3:45 pm ET/12:45 p.m. PT.
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  Ray Ximenez Jr. vs. Luis Alberto Lopez
Headlines Feb. 28 From Toppenish, Wa.
 
Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions heads to the great Northwest for the first time, presenting its third event live-streamed on UFC FIGHT PASS®, on Thursday, February 28, from the Event Center at Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, Washington.

The newest member of RJJ Boxing's growing stable of fighters, Ray Ximenez, Jr. (18-1, 4 KOs) squares off with his gritty Mexican opponent, Luis Alberto "El Venado" Lopez (16-1, 8 KOs), in the 10-round main event for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Featherweight Championship.
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  Espinoza vs. Nuñez Main Event Added To "Rumble
At The Rock IV" March 1, At Seminole Hard Rock
 
A second main event has been added to the professional boxing event on Friday, March 1, at the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and live on Boxeo Telemundo (11:35 PM ET/PT).

Presented by Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, in association with All Star Boxing, Rumble at the Rock IV will now also feature highly touted WBO No.1-ranked and WBO Bantamweight Latin Champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (22-2-19 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, defending his title against Panama's rugged veteran Ricardo "El Matematico" Nuñez (29-8-23 KOs).
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  "Popeye" Returns To The South
This Sat. In Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Undefeated prospect Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera returns to the South this Saturday night (Feb. 23) in another "stay busy" fight on the "Christy Martin Fight Night" card, presented by Christy Martin Promotions, at Centerstage@Noda in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Last November 30th, Rivera fought in Charlotte for the first time, knocking out local favorite Joshua Robertson in the sixth round. On Feb. 23 he will face veteran Mexican fighter Jose "Olimpico" Corral (20-23, 12 KOs) in a scheduled six-round bout to be contested at a 187-pound catch-weight.
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  Rashid: "I Have The Power To Stop Havnaa"  
Rad Rashid (16-4, 13 KOs) is confident of upsetting local hero Kai Robin Havnaa (13-0, 11 KOs) when he travels the SØR Amfi in Arendal to face the undefeated Norwegian for the IBO International Cruiserweight title on March 2.

Having also campaigned at heavyweight, Rashid returns to his preferred weight class to face Havnaa at the cruiserweight limit, and the Frankfurt-boxer believes his strength and power will prove the difference in what promises to be an explosive contest, with both men boasting impressive knockout statistics.
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  On This Day: Feb 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Essex, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Enrique Areco in the 10th round to Retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Berlin, Germany:
Artur Grigorian TKO'd Sandro Casamonica in the 9th round to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Oktay Urkal won a 12 round UD over Mikhail Krivolapov to win the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round SD over Marco Antonio Barrera to retain the WBC and win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Inglewood, California:
Humberto Gonzales won a 12 round SD over Michael Carbajal to Regain the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Rafael Ruelas won a 12 round UD over Freddy Pendleton to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
1989, Seoul, South Korea:
Sung-Kil Moon TKO'd Chiaki Kobayashi in the 5th round to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Monessen, Pennsylvania:
Michael Moorer TKO'd Frankie Swindell in the 6th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Gerald McClellan TKO'd Tyrone McKnight in the 2nd round.

  Santa Cruz & Figueroa Shine In Los Angeles  
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) headlined the PBC show at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live to defend his WBA World featherweight title, and did what was expected of him. It took all 12 rounds, but he defeated Rafael Rivera (26-3-2, 17 KOs) in a unanimous decision. The scores were the same on all of the cards; 119-109. But don’t let those numbers fool you. Rivera came to fight and there was no backup in him whatsoever. The two went toe-to-toe for the majority of the fight, and many in attendance gave Rafael a round or two more than that.
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  On This Day: Feb 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1995, Cartagena, Columbia:
Francisco Tejedor TKO'd Jose Luis Zepeda in the 7th round to win the vacant IBF Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Montell Griffin won a 12 round MD over James Toney to win the IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over John John Molina to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
1989, Budapest, Hungary:
Simon Brown TKO'd Jorge Luis Maysonet in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Hampton, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Greg Haugen to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
1972, Los Angeles, California:
Mando Ramos won a 15 round SD over Pedro Carrasco to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1969, Los Angeles, California:
Mando Ramos TKO'd Carlos Teo Cruz in the 11th round to win the WBC and WBA Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Théroux Stops Alfaro In The Sixth Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The welterweight David Théroux promised to his fans to beat the former world champion Jose Alfaro, and he kept his promise Saturday afternoon in the ring of the Montréal Casino Cabaret.

Involved in the main event of this boxing show organized by the GYM Group, Théroux, a fighter from Sorel, Québec, won by TKO.
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  Baraou Defeats Molina To Claim
WBC International Title
 
Abass Baraou (5-0, 2 KOs) claimed the WBC International Super Welterweight title with a unanimous points decision against Carlos Molina (29-11-2, 8 KOs) last night at the CGM Arena in Koblenz, Germany.

Baraou has made a sensational start to his professional career since joining the paid ranks in April 2018. The 24 year-old took home the German title in his second professional bout, outclassing Denis Krieger, before successfully defending the belt with the second-round stoppage of Robert Maess.
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  Q&A With Cruiserweight Simone Federici  
On Friday, February 22nd, Italian born SIMONE "TYSON" FEDERICI will be making his American debut at The Paramount in the main event of the critically acclaimed STAR BOXING series, "Rockin' Fights". Federici will be taking on Belgium native, JOEL "BIG JOE" DJEKO in what is set to be an all-world cruiserweight showdown between two fighters, looking to lay roots in the United States.
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  On This Day: Feb 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Hollywood, California:
Jhonny Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Adonis Rivas - WBC Continental
Americas Bantamweight Title, WBC Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
2004, Lübeck, Germany:
Wladimir Sidorenko won a 12 round UD over Moises Castro - Vacant WBA International Bantamweight Title.
2001, Tokyo, Japan:
Takanori Hatakeyama and Rick Yoshimura fought to a 12 round Draw - WBA Lightweight Title.
Brakpan, South Africa:
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba TKO'd Arnel Barotillo in the 9th round - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Jacob Matlala TKO'd Todd Makelin in the 4th round - Vacant WBU Light Flyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis TKO'd James Page in the 7th round - Vacant WBA Welterweight Title.
Erik Morales won a 12 round Decision over over Guty Espadas Jr. - WBC Featherweight Title.
1999, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Carlos Rios - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Tom Johnson - IBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Shohjahon Ergashev Outlasts Mykal Fox
In Unanimous Decision Win
 
Photos: Credit Rosie Cohe - SHOWTIME

Shohjahon Ergashev overcame a five and a half-inch height advantage recording a unanimous decision victory over fellow undefeated prospect Mykal Fox in the 10-round super lightweight main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday on SHOWTIME from the Kansas Star Casino.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Théroux vs. Alfaro Weigh-In At The Montréal Casino
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The welterweight David Théroux, from Sorel, Québec, will be involved in the main event of the boxing show presented by the GYM Group Saturday afternoon at the Montréal Casino Cabaret.

It will be the 62nd boxing show presented by the Group GYM at the Montréal Casino. Théroux (14-3-0) will face the veteran Jose Alfaro (31-11-1), from Nicaragua, in a 10 rounds fight.
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  Rob Brant Defends Middleweight Title  
Rob "Bravo" Brant crashed the world boxing scene last October with a dominant decision over Ryota Murata to win the WBA middleweight title. For title defense number one, he returned to his home state and sent the partisan crowd home happy.

Brant (25-1, 16 KOs) cruised to an 11th-round TKO over Khasan Baysangurov (17-1, 7 KOs) Friday evening at the Grand Casino Hinckley, a short drive from Brant's hometown of St. Paul.
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  Olympic Medal Winner Nico Hernandez
Dominates Mexico’s Victor Trejo Garcia
 
Fighting in the main event of a special two-hour live stream on UFC Fight Pass and in front of an adoring crowd of fans at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas, hometown favorite and US Olympic bronze medal winner Nico Hernandez (7-0, 4 KOs) won his eight-round flyweight showdown by unanimous decision over a determined but out-gunned Victor Trejo Garcia of Mexico City, Mexico (16-10-1, 8 KOs).
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  Hollywood Fight Night Weights  
Adam Lopez 126 vs. Aldimar Silva 124
Eric Puente 135 vs. Keith Carson 135
Jonathan Guevara 164 vs. Juan Jose Valenzuela 159.6
Vlad Panin 149.4 vs. Rodolfo Gamez 147.6
Carlos Francisco Saucedo 129.8 vs. Misael Chacon 131.6
Alexander Enriquez 121 vs. Leonardo Torres 120.2
Yulian Tembotov 148.8 vs. Chukka Willis 149.8
Triantafyllos Mavidis 166.4 vs. Roberto Yong 165.6

Venue: Florentine Gardens Hollywood
Promoter: PR Sports, Bash Boxing, Lights Out Promotions, Top Rank


  Marcos Hernandez Camp Quotes  
Once-beaten contender "Mad Man" Marcos Hernandez will look to continue his winning streak from "The Contender Season Five", when he rematches Jeison Rosario live on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 23 from the Armory in Minneapolis and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Coverage on FS1 and FOX Deportes begins live at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT and is headlined by former WBC super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell facing Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship.
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  On This Day: Feb 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Jeff Lacy KO'd Glenn Thomas in the 1st round - Non Title.
Juan Carlos Rubio won a 10 round UD over Francisco Bojado - Non Title.
Michael Moorer won a 10 round UD over Robert Davis - Non Title.
San Antonio, Texas:
Joan Guzman won a 10 round UD over Armando Guerrero - Non Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Omar Davila - WBC Youth Welterweight Title (Interim).
1997, Kansas City, Missouri:
Freddie Norwood won a 10 round UD over Roberto Avila - Non Title.
Hector Lopez won a 10 round UD over Israel Cardona - Non Title.
1996, Middelfart, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl TKO'd Efrain Pintor in the 2nd round - Vacant IBO Bantamweight Title.
1995, St Petersburg, Russia:
Nicolay Valuev KO'd Sergey Anikeev in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Cassius Clay Home in the 4th round - WBO NABO Light Middleweight Title.
1994, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England:
Billy Schwer KO'd Sean Murphy in the 3rd round - British Lightweight Title.

  Weights From Mulvane, Kansas - ShoBox  
Shohjahon Ergashev 142 vs. Mykal Fox 142
Jesse Hernandez 121 vs. Thomas Ward 121.75
Nico Hernandez 112 vs. Victor Trejo Garcia 110.6
Elena Savelyeva 112.4 vs. Tatiana Williams 116
Bakhtiyar Eyubov 142.6 vs. Jose Luis Rodriguez 138
Apti Davtaev 254 vs. Richard Carmack NA
Izim Izbaki 237 vs. Matt Foster NA

Venue: Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas
Promoter: Salita Promotions


  Weights From Grand Casino Hinckley - ESPN  
Rob Brant 158.6 lbs vs. Khasan Baysangurov 158.8 lbs
(Brant's WBA Middleweight world title - 12 Rounds)
Joshua Greer Jr. 117.8 lbs vs. Giovanni Escaner 116.2 lbs
(Greer's WBC Continental Americas Bantamweight title - 10 Rounds)
Mikaela Mayer 129.6 lbs vs. Yareli Larios 129.6 lbs
(Mayer's NABF Super Featherweight title - 8 Rounds)

ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET)
Tyler Howard 159.8 lbs vs. Cristian Olivas 159.6 lbs
(Middleweight - 8 Rounds)
Lennox Allen 168 lbs vs. Derrick Webster 165.2 lbs
(vacant WBA Gold super middleweight tite - 10 Rounds)
Ismail Muwendo 134.6 lbs vs. Hevinson Herrera 133.8 lbs
(Lightweight - 8/6 Rounds)
Steven Nelson 172.4 lbs vs. Felipe Romero 179 lbs
(Light Heavyweight - 8/6 Rounds)
Joe James 139.4 lbs vs. Demetrius Wilson *
(Super Lightweight - 4 Rounds)
* Wilson to weigh in later

Swing Bouts (ESPN+, Time Permitting)
Cem Kilic 167.4 lbs vs. Zach Kelley 165.2 lbs
(Super Middleweight - 6 Rounds)
Ramiro Hernandez 126.8 lbs vs. Gavino Guaman 125.6 lbs
(Featherweight - 6 Rounds)
Kevin Cruz 134.2 lbs vs. Rondale Hubbert 139 lbs
(Lightweight - 8/6 Rounds)
Albert Bell 133 lbs vs. Edward Kakembo 132.6 lbs
(Lightweight - 8/6 Rounds)


  Cusumano Says "Hard-Headed" Barrett
Is In For Long Night Feb. 23
 
As a young up-and-comer, the heavy-handed Sicilian who breezed through his amateur career undefeated, Juiseppe Cusumano promised his coach and mentor, Robert Matney, he'd one day win a world title.

When Matney, a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, died unexpectedly in 2014, Cusumano's career took a turn for the worse. The promising heavyweight struggled with alcohol abuse and sat on the shelf for more than two years, the victim of a shady manager who robbed him of most of his earnings without booking him any fights.
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  On This Day: Feb 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Tim Austin in the 8th round - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Victor Burgos TKO'd Alex Sanchez in the 12th round - Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Juan Valenzuela won a 10 round UD over Ricardo Williams Jr. - Non Title.
2002, Houston, Texas:
Juan Diaz won an 8 round UD over Juan Carlos Juarez - Non Title.
Ricardo Juarez won a 6 round UD over Jorge Garcia - Non Title.
1997, Nakornpanom, Thailand:
Sirimongkol Singwangcha won a 12 round UD over Jesus Alberto Sarabia - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
David Santos TKO'd Shane Gannon in the 1st round - USBA Featherweight Title.
1992, Salerna, Italy:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round UD over Carlos Manuel Mercado - IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Michael Carbajal won a 12 round UD over Marcos Pacheco - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julian Jackson TKO'd Ismael Negron in the 1st round -WBC Middleweight Title.
Razor Ruddock TKO'd Greg Page in the 8th round - Non Title.

  Gvozdyk vs. Ngumbu Tops ESPN Bill At
2300 Arena In Philadelphia On March 30
 
The Nail and the Mean Machine are ready for their South Philly close-up.

WBC and lineal light heavyweight champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk will make the first defense of his world title against Doudou Ngumbu on Saturday, March 30 at the 2300 Arena. In the 10-round co-feature, Gvozdyk’s stablemate, top welterweight contender Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, will take on Philadelphia native Ray Robinson.
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  Anthony Joshua To Face Jarrell Miller
In U.S. Debut At Madison Square Garden
 
Heavyweight boxing’s biggest star Anthony Joshua OBE will defend his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO World titles against Jarrell Miller in his long-awaited U.S. debut at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, June 1, live on DAZN in the U.S. and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), defended his World titles with a devastating knockout of dangerous Russian Alexander Povetkin last time out at Wembley Stadium in September in what was the Olympic Champion’s fourth straight stadium fight in front of over 80,000 fans.
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  Rob Brant, Mikaela Mayer & Joshua Greer Jr.
Host "Clinic With The Pros" In Hinckley
 
Rob "Bravo" Brant hails from St. Paul, Minn., but his professional boxing home is the Grand Casino Hinckley. He fought there 11 times as an up-and-coming pro, and for his world first title defense, he'll make his triumphant return.

Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) will defend his WBA middleweight crown against the unbeaten Khasan Baysangurov (17-0, 7 KOs) on Friday as the headliner on an ESPN-televised card (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). Two days before his big homecoming, Brant, along with bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr. and female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer, hosted a "Clinic with the Pros" at the nearby Meshakwad Community Center.
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  Rising Prospect Ricky Medina Returns
To The Ring Feb. 23 In Floresville, TX
 
Prince Ranch Boxing's highly touted amateur standout and 5-Time National Champion, Ricky Medina (2-0, 2 KO), looks to continue his fast rise to the top of the featherweight division when he returns to the ring on Feb. 23, 2019 at the Floresville Event Center, in Floresville, TX. The event titled "Small Town Big Showdown" is being presented by TMB & PRB Entertainment. Medina will face an opponent TBD.
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  Hollywood Fight Night This Saturday
At Florentine Gardens Hollywood
 
After a whirlwind postponement due to a fire at original destination Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City, it’s finally fight week and the World Famous Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California has stepped up to host this Saturday’s HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT professional boxing show.
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  Nielsen Ready For Euro Challenge:
"I Want To Knock Him Out"
 
Micki Nielsen (25-1, 15 KOs) is full of confidence as he prepares to challenge Yves Ngabu (19-0, 14 KOs) for the European Cruiserweight title on Saturday night at the Eventhal Schiervelde in Roeselare, Belgium.

Nielsen faces his biggest career test as he attempts to dethrone the undefeated champion in his backyard, but the hard-hitting Copenhagen-native believes he is up to the challenge and ready to bring the EBU belt back to Denmark.
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  Historic Title Fight Confirmed For Havnaa  
Kai Robin Havnaa (13-0, 11 KOs) has the chance to write his name into the history books with the IBO International Cruiserweight title now confirmed for his clash with Rad 'Thunder' Rashid (16-4, 13 KOs) on March 2 in Arendal.

Havnaa’s historic title fight will be the first time in over 40 years that a male boxer has fought for an international title on Norwegian soil following Harald Skog’s unsuccessful attempt at Victor Galindez’s WBA World Light Heavyweight title at the Ekeberg Hall in Oslo on March 28, 1976.
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  On This Day: Feb 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Louisville, Kentucky:
Chris Smith TKO'd Sam Garr in the 10th round - NABA Welterweight Title.
Laila Ali TKO'd Mary Ann Almager in the 4th round IWBF Super Middleweight Title.
1998, London, England:
Terry Dunstan KO'd Alexander Gurov in the 1st round - European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Howard Eastman won an 8 round Decision over Vitali Kopitko - Non Title.
Stuttgart, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev won a 12 round UD over Leonard Townsend - Vacant WBO Welterweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Marcus McIntyre in the 3rd round - Vacant WBC International Heavyweight Title.
1995, London, England:
Johnny Armour TKO'd Tsitsi Sokutu in the 7th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe KO'd Frank Minton in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer Undisputed Women’s Middleweight World Championship Apr. 13  
Undefeated middleweight world champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer will meet on Saturday, April 13 live on SHOWTIME to crown the women’s undisputed 160-pound world champion. The blockbuster unification from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. will be the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION live at 9 p.m. ET/PT and is arguably the most significant women’s boxing event in history.
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  Serhii Bohachuk vs. Cleotis Pendarvis Headlines Hollywood Fight Nights Series Returns March 24  
Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions heralded ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ series returns on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the AVALON in Hollywood, CA headlined by a sensational junior middleweight clash between top undefeated prospect Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk, (12-0, 12 KOs), of Ukraine, training in Big Bear, CA and long-time contender Cleotis ‘Mookie’ Pendarvis, (21-4-2, 9 KOs), of Los Angeles, CA.
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  WBSS Semi-Final Spectacular - Inoue vs.
Rodriguez Heads To Glasgow On May 18
 
Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue faces Emmanuel Rodriguez on May 18 for the Puerto Rican’s IBF strap in their 118lb Ali Trophy semi-final.

The SSE Hydro will be rocking as the IBF bantamweight title bout takes place the same night as Scotland’s Josh Taylor takes on Belarus’ IBF World champion Ivan Baranchyk in a semi-final of the 168lb division of the World Boxing Super Series.
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  Ortiz vs. Quiroz Youth Title Showdown Feb. 23 Projects As Biggest Fight In Twin River History  
The numbers don't lie: Next weekend's showdown between Jamaine Ortiz and Ricardo Quiroz may not only be the biggest fight of the year at Twin River Casino Hotel, it might be the biggest, most important bout in the venue's decade-long history.

Ortiz of Worcester, Mass., and Quiroz of Oxnard, Calif., put their unbeaten records on the line Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 2019 for the vacant WBC World Youth Lightweight Championship in one of three scheduled title bouts in next weekend's CES Boxing season opener.
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  After Another Dominant Victory, Detroit’s
Ja’Rico O’Quinn Ready For The World
 
Detroit-based super flyweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn notched yet another impressive victory last Friday night.

Fighting in the co-main event of a show at the Sound Board in Detroit’s Motor City Casino and Hotel, O’Quinn (11-0-1, 8 KOs) scored a TKO 3 (2:38) over battle tested Mexican veteran Alex Rangel (17-9-4, 11 KOs).
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  Top Ukrainian Contenders Headline March 29 At Mattamy Athletic Centre In Downtown Toronto  
On March 29, two of boxing’s true hotbeds will combine for one exciting night of world-class boxing: Ukraine and Canada.

Three of Ukraine’s top contenders will be in action at the Mattamy Athletic Centre as a part of Lee Baxter Promotions latest event in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

In the main event, super welterweight standout Stanyslav Skorokhod makes his long-awaited return to Canada. Skorokhod (17-2, 12 KOs) was a competitor in ESPN's prestigious Boxcino tournament, and had a lengthy and storied amateur career in his homeland, fighting in the same amateur system that has produced Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk.
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  On This Day: Feb 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Derrick Parks in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round SD over Robin Reid - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Richie Woodhall TKO'd Vincenzo Nardiello in the 6th round - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Junior Witter TKO'd Malcolm Melvin in the 2nd round - Vacant WBF Light Welterweight Title.
Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany:
Oktay Urkal TKO'd Frederick Tripp in the 2nd round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Zoran Vujecic in the 1st round - Non Title.
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales KO'd Angel Chacon in the 2nd round - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round SD over Ike Quartey - WBC Welterweight Title.
Oba Carr won a 10 round UD over Frankie Randall - Non Title.
1998, The Pit - UNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Rodolfo Blanco - WBO Super Flyweight Title. & IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Laurent Boudouani and Guillermo Jones fought to a Draw - WBA Light Middleweight Title.

  Undefeated Showman Bakhtiyar Eyubov
Bringing His Mayhem On  Feb. 15
 
Undefeated Kazakhstani dynamo Bakhtiyar “Bakha Bullet” Eyubov has been added to the special two-hour UFC Fight Pass live stream (7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT) on Friday, February 15, from the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas.

Eyubov (14-0, 12 KOs) will face Mexican veteran Jose Luis “La Boa” Rodriguez (25-12, 13 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight showdown.
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  Glowacki Declares War On Policeman
Briedis In WBSS Semi-Final On June 15
 
Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) exchanged words and went head-to-head at the kick-off press conference in Riga ahead of their 200lb semi-final clash at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.

Both combatants defeated their quarter-final opponents by unanimous decisions. No. 1 seed Briedis beat Germany’s Noel Mikaelian to claim a spot in the semi-final, while 3rd seed Glowacki took the win against Russia’s Maksim Vlasov.
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  Unbeaten Delossantos, Amateur Sensation Gonzalez Added To Stacked Feb. 23 Twin River Extravaganza  
The highly-anticipated CES Boxing season opener continues to get better with two major additions to the lineup.

Unbeaten Pawtucket, R.I., super featherweight Ricky Delossantos (6-0, 1 KO) returns for his toughest test to date Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 2019 at Twin River Casino Hotel while decorated New York amateur Arnold Gonzalez makes his long-awaited professional debut on the undercard of a stacked fight card featuring three title bouts.
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  Star Boxing Feb. 22 Paramount
Main & Co-Main Announced
 
STAR BOXING is excited to return to its renown Long Island venue, The Paramount, on February 22nd, for another thrilling night of "Rockin' Fights." The 34th edition of the acclaimed fight series brings extreme boxing talent from across the world, right to Huntington's, The Paramount. The main event is a real toss-up between the 'big boys' in a truly international fight between European champs. Giant Belgium JOEL "BIG JOE" DJEKO will take on Italian challenger, SIMONE "TYSON" FEDERICI in an intriguing 10-round cruiserweight bout. The co-main event will feature the return of Huntington's own JOHNNY "HITMAN" HERNANDEZ who will be taking on upset minded, MARQUIS "THE HAWK" HAWTHORNE.
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  On This Day: Feb 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany:
Nikolay Valuev TKO'd Attila Levin in the 3rd round - WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Arthur Abraham won a 12 round UD over Ian Gardner - Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Middleweight Title.
Sinan Samil Sam won a 12 round UD over Lawrence Clay Bey - WBC International Heavyweight Title.
2002, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Michael Sprott in the 7th round - British Heavyweight Title - Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
2000, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Dale Brown in the 8th round - NABF Cruiserweight Title.
Zab Judah KO'd Jan Bergman in the 4th round - Vacant IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Ahmed Santos in the 8th round - WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Boise, Idaho:
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Saul Montana in the 9th round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1994, St. Louis, Missouri:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round UD over Orlando Soto - IBF Featherweight Title
Freddy Norwood KO'd Santos Rodriguez in the 1st round.

  Davis Gets Easy Work  
By Raymundo Dioses
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Gervonta Davis lived up to his 'Tank' moniker by steam rolling over late replacement opponent Hugo Ruiz in one round at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California in defense of his WBA lightweight title in a Showtime televised event on February 9, 2019.
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  Cancio Upends Machado; Vargas Survives Manzanilla  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

From Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio CA, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions featured a main event that was one for the archives. Before a packed crowd hometown underdog Andrew Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KO’s) of Blythe, CA shocked the world by knocking out heavily favored Puerto Rican Alberto Machado (21-1, 17 KO’s) to steal Machado’s Super Featherweight Championship belt.
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Victor Ruiz KO 2 Christian Carto Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Darmani Rock KO 4 Steve Lyons
Edgar Cortes SD 6 Alejandro Jimenez
Gerardo Martinez W MD 4 Osnel Charles
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  Jose Ramirez Edges Jose Zepeda To Retain Title  
Jose Ramirez was faced with the toughest test of his career. Jose “Chon” Zepeda was slick, slippery, and would not give in. But it was a late rally in the championship rounds that pushed Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) to a majority decision victory as he retained his WBC super lightweight title for the second time in front of 14,034 screaming fans at the Save Mart Center.
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  Crowley Dominates McLellan In
All-Canadian Grudge Match Showdown
 
An all-Canadian grudge match was settled tonight in emphatic fashion as hometown hero Cody “The Crippler” Crowley (17-0, 9 KOs) made the third successful defense of his CPBC Canadian and International Super Welterweight Championships, and remained undefeated, with a dominant unanimous decision over former Canadian champion Stuart McLellan (25-3-3, 10 KOs).
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  On This Day: Feb 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bangkok, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin KO'd Gun Tinular in the 3rd round - Vacant WBO Asia-Pacific Bantamweight Title.
Sod Looknongyangtoy won a 3 round SD over Thomas Mashaba - WBO Asia-Pacific Super Bantamweight Title.
2001, Elgin, Illinois:
Tito Mendoza won a 12 round UD over Julio Garcia - NABF Middleweight Title.
Ray Mercer TKO'd Jeff Peques in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Reno, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Sean Fletcher in the 7th round - Non Title.
2000, Samutsakorn, Thailand:
Jose Antonio Aguire won a 12 round MD over Wandee Singwangcha - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Reading, Pennsylvania:
Julian Letterlough KO'd Vinson Durham in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1995, Frankfurt, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Egerton Marcus - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Hammanskraal, South Africa:
Alberto Jimenez TKO'd Jacob Matlala in the 8th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 10 round UD ocer Jose Sanabria - Non Title.

  Gervonta Davis Defends WBA Super Featherweight Title With Thrilling First-Round TKO Of Hugo Ruiz  
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

Gervonta Davis defended his WBA Super Featherweight World Championship with a thrilling first-round TKO of former world champion Hugo Ruiz before a sellout crowd of 8,048 at Dignity Health Sports Park Saturday non SHOWTIME.

Baltimore’s Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) recorded his eighth career first-round knockout as referee Jack Reiss called off the fight with one second remaining in the first round following a devastating sweeping right hook by Davis connected cleanly and sent Ruiz (39-5, 32 KOs) down to his knees.
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  Andrew Cancio Upsets Alberto Machado To
Capture WBA Super Featherweight World Title
 
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Andrew Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) of Blythe, Calif. scored an upset victory over Alberto Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico in front of a sold-out crowd of hometown fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to become the new WBA Super Featherweight World Champion. Cancio, who himself was dropped in the first round, scored three knockdowns over Machado, forcing the fight to be stopped at 2:16 of the fourth round. The fight was streamed live on DAZN.
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  On This Day: Feb 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Widnes, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Wayne Alexander in the 5th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Felix Montiel to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1996, Rome, Italy:
Carlos Salazar TKO'd Antonello Melis in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Rodney Moore in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
1995, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Jose Rafael Sosa to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Tokyo, Japan:
Chana Porpaoin won a 12 round MD over Hideyuki Ohashi to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
1933, MSG New York, New York:
Primo Carnera KO'd Ernie Schaaf in the 13th round. Schaaf suffered a brain damage and died following surgery. New Yorks Governor ordered an immediate investigation, and there were threats of repealing prize-fighting in New York State, as well as threats to disbar the 250 lb Carnera due to his immense size.

  Saavedra Scores Huge Win In
First Thompson Show Of The Year
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

For their first show of 2019, and marking their 19th season, Thompson Boxing Promotions gave us New Blood, held once again at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. Due to the illness of Pedro Moreno, the co-main was moved up to the main event, when Mario Hernandez (8-1-1, 3 KOs) took on Luis Fernando Saavedra (8-6, 3 KOs) in a super bantamweight fight that was scheduled to go eight rounds.
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  Weights From Carson, Ca. - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

Gervonta Davis 129.8 vs. Hugo Ruiz 129.4
(WBA Super Featherweight Title)

Mario Barrios 142.5 vs. Richard Zamora 141.2
Erickson Lubin 155.8 vs. Ishe Smith 155.8
Sharif Bogere 135.6 vs. Javier Fortuna 135

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  Weights From Indio, Ca. - DAZN  
Alberto Machado 130 vs. Andrew Cancio 129.8
(WBA Super Featherweight Title)
Rey Vargas 121.4 vs. Franklin Manzanilla 122
(WBC Super Bantamweight Title)
Joseph Diaz 129.8 vs. Charles Huerta 130

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


  On This Day: Feb 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Mikhail Krivolapov in the 9th round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Eamonn Magee TKO'd Jonathan Thaxton in the 6th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Welterweight Title.
Civitavecchia, Italy:
Silvio Branco KO'd Jurgen Hartenstein in the 1st round - IBF Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Manilla, Philippines:
Rustico Torrecampo KO'd Manny Pacquiao in the 3rd Round - Non Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Scott Walker in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd Darryl Tyson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1994, Brentwood, Essex, England:
Chris Pyatt KO'd Mark Cameron in the 1st round - WBO Middleweight Title.
Steve Collins won an 8 round Decision over Paul Wesley - Non Title.
1992, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Kennedy McKinney won a 12 round UD over Sugar Baby Rojas - USBA Super Bantamweight Title.

 

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  Gervonta Davis vs. Hugo Ruiz Final Press Conference  
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WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta Davis and former world champion Hugo Ruiz went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they go toe-to-toe this Saturday night in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, Calif. and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Mario Hernandez 118.3 vs. Luis Fernando Saavedra 118.9
Ruben Torres 136.8 vs. Elliott Brown 137.7
George Acosta 134.2 vs. Guadalupe Arroyo 135
Richard Brewart 151.7 vs. Abel Reyes 151
Leo Ruiz 151.6 vs. Adan Ahumada 154.4

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


  Brian Castaño Talks Training Camp,
Erislandy Lara, Argentine Legends & More
 
WBA super welterweight titlist Brian Castaño is nearing his first U.S. main event and talked about how training camp has gone so far as he prepares to face former world champion Erislandy Lara on Saturday, March 2 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Maurice Hooker: "I’m The Best
Jr. Welterweight In The World"
 
Roc Nation boxer and WBO junior welterweight champion, Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (25-0, 17 KOs), is preparing to prove he stands among the top fighters in the world ahead of his second title defense on March 9, 2019. The fight, which is being co-promoted by Matchroom U.S.A. and Roc Nation Sports, will take place at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Hooker will take on WBO 14th in the world rated contender Mikkel LesPierre (21-0-1, 10 KOs) of Bronx, N.Y. on the spectacular Matchroom promoted championship competition which will also feature WBA Light Heavyweight Champion, Dmitry Bivol vs. Joseph Smith in the main event. The bout will air on DAZN Network in the United States and internationally, along with other major networks around the world. The fight is Hooker’s first of 2019 – a year in which he intends to demonstrate his place atop the list of boxing greats.
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  On This Day: Jan 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Jorge Eliecer Julio to win the WBO Bantamweight Title.
Omar Sheika won an 8 round UD over Simon Brown.
Danny Romero KO’d Rudolfo Blanco in the 1st round.
Francois Botha TKO’d Steve Pannell in the 1st round.
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Vinny Pazienza TKO’d Undra White in the 9th round.
Ray Oliviera and Fitz Vanderpool fought to a 10 round Draw.
1994, Catskill, New York:
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Elvis Alvarez to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Arturo Gatti won an 8 round Decision over Leon Bostic.
Ivan Robinson won an 8 round decision over Arturo Nina.
1990, Mobile, Alabama:
Roy Jones Jr. KO’d Joe “Randy” Edens in the 2nd round.
1947, Reigning Featherweight champion Willie Pep broke his leg and fractured a vertebra, in a plane crash. Some said this would end Pep’s career. He proved them wrong by winning a 10 round decision over Victor Flores only five months later.

  Gervonta Davis vs. Hugo Ruiz
Fight Week Media Workouts
 
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta Davis and former world champion Hugo Ruiz were on-hand at Churchill Boxing Club in Santa Monica Wednesday as they near their showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Saturday, February 9 from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, Calif.
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  T-Mobile Arena To Host Middleweight Unification Between Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs May 4  
T-Mobile Arena will host the biggest boxing event of the year as Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) defends his WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Titles in a 12-round unification fight against IBF Middleweight World Champion Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) during the celebratory weekend of Cinco de Mayo. The champion-vs.-champion event will take place Saturday, May 4 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  James DeGale vs. Chris Eubank Jr. Set For Feb. 23  
SHOWTIME Sports will present the highly anticipated super middleweight matchup between fierce British rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. Saturday, February 23 live on SHOWTIME from London’s The O2. In the co-featured bout, fast rising prospect Joe Joyce battles former world champion Bermane Stiverne in a 12-round heavyweight clash. The event will air live on air and via the networks’ streaming service at a start time to be announced.
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  Marcos Hernandez vs. Jeison Rosario Meet In Rematch Of Once-Beaten Contenders Feb. 23  
Once-beaten contenders Marcos Hernandez and Jeison Rosario will rematch in a 10-round welterweight attraction as part of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 23 from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is headlined by former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell taking on top contender Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship.
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  WBO Orders Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte II  
The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has ordered negotiations to begin for a rematch between reigning WBO Junior Bantamweight World Champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and No. 1-ranked, mandatory challenger "Mighty" Aston Palicte.

The WBO contacted the promoters for Nietes and Palicte, respectively, ALA Promotions and Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions, informing them that they have 15 days to reach an agreement regarding Nietes vs. Palicte II. If an agreement isn't reached by the Feb. 19th deadline, the WBO will order a purse bid. The minimal bid is $100,000, but either promoter may request a purse bid procedure at any time during the negotiation process.
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  World Of Boxing Expands Into The United States  
Moscow, Russia (February 6, 2019) World of Boxing, one of the premier international boxing promoters and based in Moscow, Russia is marching into the United States on Saturday, March 9, 2019 with two of its top charges, WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol, (15-0, 11 KOs), and Undefeated Heavyweight Contender Sergey Kuzmin, (14-0, 11 KOs), featured in bouts from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y. and broadcast on the streaming service DAZN.
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  Jose Ramirez Hopes To Defend
World Title & KO Cancer This Week
 
WBC super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez has a pair of fights this week.

In the ring, the Avenal, Calif., native will defend his WBC super lightweight world title against Jose “Chon” Zepeda on Sunday at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Outside the ring, Ramirez will help raise money and awareness for cancer research to assist men, women, and children who are afflicted with the disease.
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  Briedis vs. Glowacki WBSS Cruiserweight
Semi-Final Set For Riga On June 15
 
Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) continue their quest for the Ali Trophy in the 200 lb division on June 15 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.

Briedis and Glowacki both defeated their hard fighting quarter-final opponents by unanimous decisions November 11 last year in Chicago. Briedis beat Germany’s Noel Mikaelian to claim a spot in the semi-final, while Glowacki took the win against Russia’s Maksim Vlasov.
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  On This Day: Feb 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Matt Skelton won a 10 round decision over Julius Francis to win the English Heavyweight Championship.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Lovemore N'Dou to win the Interim IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Oliver McCall in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBC Heavyweight Title. (Fight stopped when McCall suffered an apparent nervous breakdown).
1988, Staffordshire, England:
Frank Tate TKO'd Tony Sibson in the 10th round to Retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1934, Kansas City, Missouri:
Barney Ross won a 12 round UD over Pete Nebo to retain the World Jr. Welterweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Charles Huerta: "I Have Never
Been This Excited Before A Fight!"
 
By William Trillo

As part of a huge Golden Boy promoted card this Saturday night in Indio California, Charles Huerta will step back into the ring to take on JoJo Diaz in a battle not only for Southern California bragging rights but with a win it’s a huge step in the right direction for a world title fight in 2019.

For Huerta this fight could be the most important of his career for so many reasons. First, Huerta is coming off not one but two pretty serious injuries that have kept him on the shelf for 17 months. Second, a victory over a fighter like Diaz would surely launch him into title contention.
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  Erickson Lubin Training Camp Quotes  
Super welterweight contender Erickson Lubin will enter the ring under the guidance of coach Kevin Cunningham for the first time when he steps into the ring this Saturday against former world champion Ishe Smith as part of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Hot Rod Kalajdzic Calls Out
Marcus Browne For Rematch
 
World Ranked Light Heavyweight contender "Hot Rod" Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KOs) has thrown down the gauntlet to Staten Island, NY native Marcus Browne (23-0, 16 KOs) for a rematch of their highly controversial clash in 2016.

"I saw Browne's fight against Badou Jack and it's the same amateurish style since he turned pro, holding at the first sign of trouble," said the 27-year-old Kalajdzic, who has called St. Petersburg, Florida, his home for 15 years. Browne won a 12-round unanimous decision against Jack on January 19, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, seizing the interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title and the WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Title.
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  On This Day: Feb 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd Sebastian Rothman in the 9th round - IBO Cruiserweight Title.
Glen Johnson won a 12 round UD over Clinton Woods - Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Almaty, Kazakhstan:
Vassiliy Jirov KO'd Alex Gonzales in the 1st round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Sergiy Dzinziruk won an 8 round decision over Mike Algoet - Non Title.
Sam Peter KO'd Gueorgui Christov in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu TKO'd Victor Llerena in the 7th round - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba KO'd Maxim Pougatchev in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Washington, DC:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Robert Allen in the 7th round - IBF Middleweight Title
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Pedro Saiz - WBA Light Welterweight Title
1998, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round UD over Miguel Martinez - Vacant WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Shane Mosley TKO'd Demetrio Ceballos in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Reggie Johnson KO'd William Guthrie in the 5th round - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated super lightweight contender Mario Barrios will look to continue his push toward a world title shot when he faces Mexico's Richard Zamora (19-2, 12 KOs) live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, February 9 from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Mark Deluca, Gary O'Sullivan, Charles Foster &
More To Appear On Murphys Boxing 4th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Clash March 16 In Boston
 
Murphys Boxing is proud to announce their 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Clash will take place on Saturday, March 16th once again at the House of Blues in Boston.

Headlining the stacked card will be Whitman, Massachusetts' Mark DeLuca (22-1, 13 KOs). The current NABA Super Welterweight Champion, is ranked #10 in the world by the WBA and will defend his title against Connecticut's Jimmy Williams (16-1-1, 5 KOs) in an all New England 10 round battle.
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  Yigit Returns On Feb. 16 In Koblenz  
Anthony Yigit (21-1-1, 7 KOs) will face Mohamed Khalladi (10-7-1, 5 KOs) in an eight round super lightweight contest on February 16 at CGM Arena in Koblenz.

The Swedish southpaw returns having proved his star potential with a heroic performance against Ivan Baranchyk in their World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Final clash for the IBF World Super Lightweight title on October 27.
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  On This Day: Feb 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Tokyo, Japan:
Willie Jorrin and Osamu Sato fought to a 12 round draw, Jorrin retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Antonio Tarver KO'd John Williams in the 4th round.
1996, Osaka, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Raul Juarez to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1994, Berlin, Germany:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Panama City, Panama:
Leo Gamez TKO'd Juan Antonio Torres to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Darrin Van Horn won a 12 round UD over Robert Hines to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1943, Detroit, Michigan:
Jake LaMotta won a 10 round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson , Robinsons 1st career loss.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Kovalev Recaptures Belt On Action Packed Card
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

If you are one of the stubborn boxing fans who have not embraced the new era of boxing broadcasting and jumped into the stream of things you missed a very good night of boxing a la ESPN+. From the fights to the production quality this Top Ranked promoted card was a doozy.

In the main event Sergey Kovalev got his chance for redemption as he faced the man who took his title last year, Eleider Alvarez. Most boxing experts didn’t give Kovalev much of a chance and the thinking was this could be his last hurrah. Little did anyone know or think that Kovalev could reinvent himself, with the help of Buddy McGirt, and pretty much pitch a shutout over a hapless Alvarez who seemed sluggish and tentative all night. But that is exactly what happened.
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Abner Mares Shares
Retina Detachment Diagnosis & Surgery

 


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