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  Page 3 (2019) 

  Weights From Saudi Arabia - DAZN  
Photo: Mark Robinson - Matchroom

Andy Ruiz Jr. 283.7 vs. Anthony Joshua 237
(WBA, IBF, WBO Heavyweight Titles)
Ruiz is 15.7 pounds heavier than their first fight and Joshua is 10.8 pounds lighter.

Alexander Povetkin 229.3 vs. Michael Hunter 226.8
Dillian Whyte 271.1 vs. Mariusz Wach 270
Filip Hrgovic 241 vs. Eric Molina 248
Mahammadrasul Majidov 231 vs. Tom Little 251
Zuhayr Al Qahtani 134.2 vs. Omar Dusary 129.1
Majid Al Naqbi 133.1 vs. Ilia Beruashvili 124.1
Diego Pacheco 167.1 vs. Selemani Saidi 166.1
Ivan ‘Hopey’ Price 125.9 vs. Swedi Mohamedi 125.1

Venue: Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Promoter: Matchroom

  Weights From Philadelphia - Facebook  
Mykal Fox 142.5 vs. John Arellano 143
Kalvin Henderson 167.6 vs. Genc Pllana 168.3
Marcus Bates 121.9 vs. Francisco Pedroza 122,1
Shamar Fulton 134.4 vs. Tyrome Jones 134.3
Shinard Bunch 147.1 vs. Vicente Morales 150.6
Martino Jules 129.9 vs. Eric Manriquez 129.2
Devar Ferhadi 170.2 vs. Vincent Baccus 167.4

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

  Emanuel Navarrete vs. Jerwin Ancajas
Final Press Conference
When it came time for the traditional post-press conference face-off, Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete smiled. He is excited to be home.

Navarrete (29-1, 25 KOs) will make his fourth WBO junior featherweight world title defense of 2019 Saturday against Francisco "Panchito" Horta (20-3-1, 10 KOs) from the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). Navarrete, who hails from San Juan Zitlaltepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico, won the world title from Isaac Dogboe last December and since taken the mantle as boxing's most active world champion.
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  Jermall Charlo vs. Dennis Hogan
Final Press Conference
WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo and highly rated contender Dennis Hogan went face to face Thursday at a final press conference to preview their world title showdown taking place this Saturday, December 7 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: Dec 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Lorenzo Parra won a 12 round UD over Eric Morel - WBA Flyweight Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Alex Sanchez - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Carlos Maussa in the 8th round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
2001, Pattaya, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam TKO'd Luis Alberto Lazarte in the 2nd round - WBC Flyweight Title.
1997, Liverpool, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Ismael Armando Chaves - WBC Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Koronadal, South Cotabato, Philippines:
Luisito Espinosa TKO'd Carlos Rios in the 6th round - WBC Featherweight Title.
Manny Pacquiao KO'd Panomdej Or Yuthanakorn in the 1st round - OPBF Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Keith Mullings TKO'd Terry Norris in the 9th round - WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Wilfredo Rivera in the 8th round - WBC Welterweight Title.
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 8th round - IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Camille Estephan: "We Will Have Great Action
From Beginning To End Of Our Boxing Show"
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, is clearly excited to present his boxing show Saturday evening at Bell Centre in Montréal.

It will be the first time in two years that a boxing show is presented at Bell Centre, the home of the Montréal Canadiens in the NHL.
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  Ruiz vs. Joshua II Final Press Conference  
Photos: Mark Robinson - Matchroom Boxing

Andy Ruiz, current unified Heavyweight World Champion:

On importance of keeping the belts: “It’s been a long three months of camp. I’ve been training really hard for this fight. Like June 1, I made history, and I think the importance is to remake history on Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia. Not much to say, but I’m ready to rock and roll, I know AJ is going to come in with a different game plan. I know he’s prepared, motivated, being more cautious - I know he’s going to try and box me around. My job is to prepare for whatever comes my way.”
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  Weights From Costa Mesa, Ca. - DAZN  
Yves Ulysse Jr 140 vs. Ismael Barroso 138.6
(WBA Gold Super Lightweight Title)
D’Mitrius Ballard 159.6 vs. Yamaguchi Falcao 160
Mihai Nistor 243 vs. Christian Mariscal 247
George Rincon 139.2 vs. Antonio Flores 138.2
Jason Quigley 164.6 vs. Abraham Cordero 164
Aaron McKenna 151.8 vs. Victor Gaytan 149.8
Alexis Espino 167 vs. Lorawnt Nelson 164.2
Rianna Rios 117 vs. Elizabeth Tuani 117.8

Venue: The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California
Promoter: Golden Boy

  Weights From NYC - UFC Fight Pass  
O’Shaquie Foster 129.9 vs. Alberto Mercado 129.4
(WBC Silver Super Featherweight Title)
Ana Laura Esteche 138.8 vs. Mary McGee 138.2
(IBF Female Jr. Welterweight Title)
Stephan Shaw 246.8 vs. Gregory Corbin 274.4
Mikkel LesPierre 141.6 vs. Roody Pierre Paul 141.2
Victor Padilla 136 vs. Fredric Bowen 134.8
Mathew Gonzalez 146 vs. Rondale Hubbert 145.4
Matthew Tinker 174.4 vs. Dylan Brysan 174

Venue: Terminal 5, New York City
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment

  Emanuel Navarrete: "I Am The Mexican Iron Man"  
For the fourth time in seventh months, Mexico's Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete will defend his WBO junior featherweight world title. Boxing's most active world champion will make his fourth title defense of 2019 Saturday against countryman Francisco Horta at Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET).
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  Edgar Berlanga & Josue Vargas Ready For MSG Spotlight On Crawford/Kavaliauskas Dec. 14 Undercard  
Two of New York City’s flashiest and most promising prospects, Brooklyn’s Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga and the Bronx’s Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas, are ready for their hometown close-ups Saturday, Dec. 14 at Madison Square Garden before pound-for-pound king Terence “Bud” Crawford closes the show.

Berlanga (12-0, 12 KOs) will look to extend his streak of first-round knockout to 13 against Cesar Nunez (16-1-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super middleweight bout, while Vargas (15-1, 9 KOs) will battle Noel Murphy (14-1-1, 2 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the IBF North American junior welterweight belt.
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  Manfredo Jr. Returns Saturday  
Fan-favorite Peter Manfredo Jr., "The Pride of Providence," and rising featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez headline CES Boxing's special matinee showcase Saturday afternoon at Foxwoods Resort Casino.2

The event streams live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS® beginning at 2 p.m. ET as Manfredo Jr. (41-7-1, 22 KOs) returns to the ring for the second time in two weeks to face hard-hitting Colombian veteran Milton Nunez (37-22, 32 KOs) in the 10-round main event.
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  On This Day: Dec 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, St Thomas US Virgin Islands:
Courtney Burton won a 12 round SD over Francisco Lorenzo - Vacant WBO NABO Lightweight Title.
2002, Bangkok, Thailand: (Grounds of Thailands King's Palace)
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai KO'd Lamont Pearson in the 9th round - WBA Super Featherweight Title. (Kings Birthday- Over 60,000 in attendance)
2000, Bangkok, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom TKO'd Oscar Arciniega in the 5th round - WBC Bantamweight Title.
1998, Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round UD over Juan Cordoba - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Kiev, Ukraine:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Francesco Spinelli in the 1st round - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Ross Puritty TKO'd Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round - WBC International Heavyweight Title.

  Clash On The Dunes Public Workouts  
Photos: Mark Robinson - Matchroom Boxing

Ahead of the highly-anticipated rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua this Saturday December 7, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US, all fighters from the stacked card worked out in front a lively crowd in Riyadh this evening. In June, Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) spoiled the U.S. debut of then-undefeated Heavyweight kingpin Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs), leaving New York as the unified IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Champion. The upset is considered one of the largest upsets in Heavyweight boxing history, drawing comparisons to other historic heavyweight upsets such as Buster Douglas’ shocking victory over Mike Tyson and Hasim Rahman’s knockout win over Lennox Lewis.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Marc Ramsay: "Lemieux Will Be The Winner,
But It Will Be A Tough Fight"
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Marc Ramsay, David Lemieux’s trainer, believes that his fighter will be in the winning corner next Saturday at Bell Centre, but he is sure that it won’t be an easy evening for his boxer. In the main event of this pro boxing show organized by the promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group (in partnership with Golden Boy Promotions organization), Lemieux (40-4-0) will face the Ukrainian Max Bursak (35-5-2).
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  Jermall Charlo vs. Dennis Hogan
Teleconference Transcript
Ray Flores: Thank you very much, operator. We want to thank the media for joining us wherever they are around the world. For those of them here in the United States, we hope all of you had a happy Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

We are looking forward to this Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the home of Brooklyn Boxing, for an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. We have the undefeated WBC Middleweight Champion of the world Jermall Charlo putting his title on the line against the highly ranked contender Dennis Hogan. This Saturday we go live on SHOWTIME starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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  Ryan Rozicki Defends WBC Crown Against
Vladimir Reznicek Feb. 14 In Sydney
On Friday, February 14, Three Lions Promotions proudly presents Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (11-0-0, 11KOs) defending his WBC International Silver Cruiserweight Championship against Vladimir Reznicek (9-2-2, 4KOs) of Prague, Czech Republic, at the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It will be Rozicki’s first fight since suffering a broken orbital bone in his sensational, TKO2 victory over previously undefeated Khetag Pliev (5-1-0, 2KOs) in September.
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  On This Day: Dec 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004 ,Berlin, Germany:
Luan Krasniqi and Timo Hoffman fought to a 12 round Draw - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor won a 12 round UD over William Joppy - WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Paul Malinaggi Won a 7 round TD over Sandro Casamonica - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round SD over Joel Casamayor - WBC Lightweight Title.
Jeff Lacy won a 12 round UD over Omar Sheika - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Sam Peter KO'd Jeremy Williams in the 2nd round - Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.
1999, Hannover, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Lajos Eros in the 2nd round - WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Lincoln City, Oregon:
Fernando Vargas won a 12 round MD (Not Really) over Winky Wright - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Diego Corrales won a 12 round UD over John Brown - IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  Top Rank’s Thanksgiving Feast Boxing Card:
Fans Served Up A Full Plate Of Excitement
By William Trillo
This past weekend in Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan Casino hosted a boxing card that reminded me of why I love the sport of boxing so much. There were more feel good moments on this one card than we have possibly seen all year combined. For those who follow the sport this was truly a great night. It’s not a coincidence that this card did not feature any money hungry Prima Donna’s of fighters more interested in Instagram followers than they are taking on viable opponents. What this card did feature was budding stars, hungry opponents and over-achievers who just wanted a chance to prove they belong. That was a recipe for a fight card we all should be thankful for.
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Oscar Valdez TKO 7 Adam Lopez Photo Gallery
Photos: William Trillo


Carl Frampton W UD 10 Tyler McCreary
Patrick Teixeira W UD 12 Carlos Adames
Arnold Barboza Jr. KO 5 William Silva
Andy Hiraoka TKO 2 Rogelio Casarez
Larry Gomez U SD 8 Brian Mendoza
Guido Vianello KO 1 Colby Madison
Jared Anderson TKO 1 Stephen Kirnon
Xander Zayas TKO 1 Virgel Windfield
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Lemieux: "I Am Positive That My Fans
Will Be Happy With My Performance"
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former IBF middleweight (160 pounds) champion of the world, the Montrealer David Lemieux, who hopes to have another world championship fight in 2020, knows that a win Saturday evening in the ring of the Bell Centre in Montréal is inevitable.

Lemieux (40-4-0) will face the Ukrainian Max Bursak (35-5-2) in the main event (10 rounds) of this pro boxing show presented by the promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, in partnership with the Golden Boy Promotions organization. For Lemieux, it will be a first experience in the super middleweight (168 pounds) division.
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  Ruiz Threatens To Beat Joshua
"Even Faster" In Saudi Arabia
Andy Ruiz Jr. has warned Anthony Joshua that he could beat him "even faster" than he did when he ripped the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts from 'AJ' on a memorable night at Madison Square Garden in New York back in June.

The pair collide for a second time at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7 in one of the most highly-anticipated Heavyweight rematches in decades, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.
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  Undefeated Richie Rivera Eating More
Than Spinach For His Dec. 13 Ring Return
New England's most powerful puncher and one of the area's most popular pro boxers, undefeated RICHIE "POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN" RIVERA (15-0, 12 KOs), returns to the ring Friday, December 13 on "New England Explosion", presented by JOE DEGUARDIA'S STAR BOXING, at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

"New England Explosion," sponsored by MGM Springfield, will air live for the first time on New England Sports Network (NESN), starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox, NESN is available nationally on a sports subscription basis.
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  On This Day: Dec 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Borneo, Indonesia:
Chris John and Jose Rojas fought 4 rounds to a TD - WBA Featherweight Title. (Head butt)
Panama City, Panama:
Vicente Mosquera won over Esteban de Jesus Morales, 9th round DQ - WBA Fedelatin Super Featherweight Title.
Laredo, Texas:
Martin Castillo won a 12 round UD over Alexander Munoz - WBA Super  Flyweight Title.
2000, Miami, Florida:
Steve Forbes TKO'd John Brown in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Adan Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - NABF Bantamweight Title.
Nate Campbell TKO'd Ivan Dawson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1994, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas:
Riddick Bowe won a 12 round UD over Larry Donald - WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Eddie Cook in the 8th round - WBA Penta-Continental Super Bantamweight Title.

  Zhang Zhilei Dominates Rudenko In Monaco  
On Saturday, November 30th, Roc Nation Sports’ Chinese heavyweight star Zhang “Big Bang” Zhilei (21-0, 16 KOs) dominated tough veteran contender Andriy Rudenko (32-5, 20 KOs) of Ukraine in a 10 round bout at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco. Zhilei has now skyrocketed to the top of the heavyweight division, beating Rudenko by way of unanimous decision. The score was 99-91, 98-92, 97-93.

“Being away from the ring for 14 months, I really enjoyed how I felt during the fight,” said Zhilei. “I like such an opponent that could bring the real challenge. He can really take a punch and is hell of a fighter. I dream to face opponents like this, I want to challenge the strongest.”
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  Hrgović Coach Diaz: "Our Focus Is The World Title"  
Legendary Cuban coach Pedro Diaz says fast rising heavyweight star Filip Hrgović (9-0, 7 KOs) is focused on the World Title as he prepares to defend his WBC International strap against Eric Molina (27-5, 19 KOs) on December 7th at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.

The Croatian boxing sensation has been in Miami preparing under the tutelage of Diaz for the fifth time in his professional career, and is looking to make a statement on the biggest stage as he fights on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s hotly anticipated rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. for the status of Unified Heavyweight World Champion.
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  On This Day: Dec 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Fernando Vargas in the 12th round - WBA & IBF Light Middleweight Title.
William Joppy TKO'd Jonathan Reid in the 4th round - WBA Middleweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Ratanapol Sor Vorapin in the 3rd round - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1999, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Jesse James Leija won by a TD in 5 rounds over Wayne Boudreaux - Non Title.
1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Charles Brewer won a 12 round UD over Joey DeGrandis - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Omar Sheika won an 8 round MD over Demetrius Davis - Non Title.
1995, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Wayne McCullough TKO'd Johnny Bredahl in the 8th round - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Sa Kaew, Thailand:
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round SD over Chana Porpaoin - WBA Minimumweight Title.
1992, Tortoli, Italy:
Kennedy McKinney KO'd Welcome Ncita in the 11th round - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Oscar Valdez Gets Off Deck To KO Adam Lopez  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez's super featherweight debut was a doozy. Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) got off the deck to stop late replacement Adam Lopez in seven rounds in a barnburner of a main event in front of a packed house at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Valdez was knocked down in the second round, only to come back to knock down Lopez (13-2) with a left hook in the seventh. A follow-up barrage caused referee Russell Mora to stop the bout with seven seconds remaining in the round.
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  On This Day: Dec 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Dortmund, Germany:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Rudiger May in the 4th round - European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Sven Ottke KO'd Anthony Mundine in the 10th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Antwun Echols in the 10th round - IBF Middleweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Jesus Salud in the 6th round - WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas:
Jose Luis Lopez TKO'd David Lewter in the 9th round - Non Title.
Angel Manfredy TKO'd Carlos Alberto Ramirez in the 5th round: Non Title.
Juan Diaz won a 6 round UD over Michael Lucero - Non Title.
1995, Indio, California:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Gabe Ruelas in the 5th round -WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Willy Salazar in the 9th round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Stevie Johnston TKO'd Jesus Rodriguez in the 10th round - NABF Lightweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
Oscar Valdez 129.8 vs. Adam Lopez 126 lbs*

*Lopez stepped in to face Valdez after original opponent Andres Gutierrez missed weight by 11 pounds.

Carl Frampton 128 vs. Tyler McCreary 127.5

Carlos Adames 153.5 vs. Patrick Teixeira 153.25
Arnold Barboza Jr. 140 vs. William Silva 139.5
Adam Lopez 126 vs. Luis Coria 125.4
Guido Vianello 237 vs. Colby Madison 239
Andy Hiraoka 140 vs. Rogelio Casarez 139.5
Jared Anderson 237 vs. Stephen Kirnon 214
Xander Zayas 146.6 vs. Virgel Windfield 148
Brian Mendoza 146.2 vs. Larry Gomez 146

Venue: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank

  On This Day: Nov 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Tua KO'd Russell Chasteen in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2001, Montreal, Canada:
Eric Lucas TKO'd Dingaan Thobela in the 8th Round - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Paris, France:
Laurent Boudouani TKO'd Terry Norris in the 9th round - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Neustadt, Niederosterreich, Austria:
Johnny Bredahl KO'd Harald Geier in the 5th round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Frantisek Sumina in the 1st round - Non Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Exum Speight in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Adonis Cruz - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 4 round UD over Reggie Sanders - Non Title.
1993, Marseille, France:
Tom Johnson TKO'd Stephane Haccoun in the 9th round - IBF Featherweight Title.
Pensacola, Florida:
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round UD over Julian Flores - IBO Featherweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 10 round UD over Fermin Chirino - Non Title.
Wayne McCullough KO'd Jerome Coffee in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Special Turkey Award  
By William Trillo
As per our custom, Pound4Pound likes to kick off the Holiday Season with it’s yearly Turkey of The Year Award. You know the drill, go through a list of candidates that have gone over and above the call of duty to embarrass boxing, “photochop” their head onto a funny looking turkey and list their less than tolerable achievements for the year. It’s become a ritual that I always look forward to. The list of recipients is endless, fighters, promoters and referees have all taken home the Golden Bird.

But this year we opened up a special category for a newbie in the boxing game who stepped up and really shamed boxing in a way that deserves this very special and unique award. Normally we hand out the award on Thanksgiving Day but as you will find out, there was a reason for the delay.
Click here to find out who gets honored with this year’s trophy

  World Title Challenger Duhaupas: "Hrgović’s
Style & Ability Are Similar To Vitali Klitschko"
Former WBC World Heavyweight Title Challenger and WBA International Heavyweight Champion Johann Duhaupas has compared Filip Hrgović (9-0, 7 KOs) to legendary three-time World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko.

The experienced Frenchman has been in Miami sparring Hrgović, alongside undefeated British heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley and top Belgian cruiserweight Joel Tambwe Djeko, ahead of his WBC International Title clash with Eric Molina (27-5, 19 KOs) on December 7th at the purpose built Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
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  Butaev vs. Besputin Press Conference Quotes  
Eddie Hearn: "It’s unbelievable that a year has passed since our last tournament here in Monte-Carlo and it really is a privilege to keep returning here to this incredible place. How often do you get to experience boxing in a place of such beauty, this is something completely different.
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  On This Day: Nov 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Manuel Medina in the 11th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Lawrence Murphy KO'd Wayne Elcock in the 1st Round - WBU Middleweight Title.
2002, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler won a 12 round UD over Dingaan Thobela - IBA Super Middleweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Irene Pacheco won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Felix Montiel - IBF Flyweight Title.
1999, London, England:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Billy Schwer - WBC Lightweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round MD over Ladislao Vazquez - WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
1997, Karlsruhe, Daxlanden, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Herman Delgado in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Montell Griffin won a 10 round UD over Vinson Durham - Non Title.
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Cesar Valdez in the 5th Round - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Zewski Forced To Take Six Weeks Rest
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The welterweight Michael Zewski fractured his right-hand thumb in his win by TKO in the 10th round over the Mexican Alejandro Davila (19-1-2) November 23rd in the ring of the Videotron Centre in Québec City. IBF and NABO North American champion (147 pounds), Zewski, a fighter from Trois-Rivières, Québec, will be obliged to take a rest of six weeks before getting back in training. A few days after this boxing show, Zewski took X-rays in a Trois-Rivières Hospital, and it proved that his right thumb was fractured.
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  Unified 154-Pound World Champion Julian Williams Makes Philadelphia Homecoming Title Defense Against Hard-Hitting Jeison Rosario On Jan. 18  
Unified 154-pound world champion Julian "J-Rock" Williams will defend his WBA and IBF titles in a Philadelphia homecoming against the hard-hitting Jeison Rosario on Saturday, January 18 in the FOX PBC Fight Night main event and on FOX Deportes live in primetime from Temple University's Liacouras Center.
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  Dillian Whyte Added To Clash On The Dunes  
Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has landed a spot on the colossal Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Anthony Joshua 2 World title rematch taking place at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.

Whyte will take on Poland’s former World title challenger Mariusz Wach in his first fight back since climbing off the canvas to outpoint Oscar ‘Kaboom’ Rivas in an exciting battle at The O2 in London back in July that saw him move to 26-1 (18 KOs).
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  Maurice Hooker Returns To The Ring For
Comeback Fight On Dec. 20 In Phoenix
Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (26-1, 17 KOs) will return to the ring for his highly-anticipated fight on December 20th at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. where he will take on Mexico’s Pedro Campa (31-1, 21 KOs).
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  WBC Super Middleweight Champ David Benavidez Wants Callum Smith & Caleb Plant; Eyes Canelo  
A proud world champion once again, two-time WBC Super Middleweight Titleholder David “El Bandera Roja/Red Flag” Benavidez says he’s a stronger, wiser version of himself and has his sights set on the division’s other big names.

Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs), from Phoenix, says he watched WBA Champion Callum Smith’s recent defense against fellow UK scrapper John Ryder and is licking his lips at the thought of facing his counterpart.
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  On This Day: Nov 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Derby, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Alan Page in the 7th round - Vacant English Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Indio, California:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Diosbelys Hurtado in the 5th round - WBC Light Welterweight (Interim) Title.
Luisito Espinosa TKO'd Kennedy McKinney in the 2nd round - WBC Featherweight Title.
1995, Augusta, Georgia:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round decision over Marlon Thomas - IBC Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Ramon Magana in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Bridgeton, Missouri:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Clarence Barnes in the 8th round - Non Title.
1993, Phichit, Thailand:
Chana Porpaoin KO'd Rafael Torres in the 4th round - WBA Minimumweight Title.
1992, Manchester, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round decision over Juan Carlos Gimenez Ferreyra - WBO Super Middleweight Title.

  Gervonta Davis vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa
Atlanta Press Conference
Two-time super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank’’ Davis, Mayweather Promotions’ top rising star and boxing’s hottest attraction, went face to face with former unified champion Yuriorkis Gamboa Tuesday at a press conference in Atlanta to preview their battle for the vacant WBA Lightweight title taking place Saturday, December 28 live on SHOWTIME in a special year-end Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Ievgen Khytrov & Antonio Vargas
Score Knockouts In Tampa
Super Middleweight Ievgen Khytrov and Antonio Vargas each added to their win and knockout total by taking out Ernest Amuza and Szilvzter Kanales respectively on Saturday night at The Bryan Glazer JCC in Tampa, Florida.

Khytrov dominated the action, until Amuzu had enough and the fight was stopped at 2:59 of round three of their scheduled eight-round fight.
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  Andy Ruiz Vows: "I'll Make History Again", As He Lands In Saudi Arabia For Clash On The Dunes  
Heavyweight World Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. has vowed to “make history again” as he landed in Saudi Arabia for the Clash On The Dunes, bringing his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO title belts with him.

The Mexican-American fighter followed his challenger Anthony Joshua into the Kingdom, touching down at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh in the early hours of today to set up his own training camp to prepare for the epic bout on December 7.
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  Diriyah Arena Ready For Clash On The Dunes Action  
An iconic fight needs a spectacular venue and few can compare to the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia which is now ready for a historic night as the Clash On The Dunes sees World Champion Andy Ruiz Jr take on Anthony Joshua.

Earlier this week, Joshua promised the world an "iconic evening of boxing" as he flew into the Kingdom ahead of the epic bout on December 7.
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  On This Day: Nov 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Genoa, Italy:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Vincenzo Rossitto - Vacant European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Paranaque, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa KO'd Bangsaen Sithpraprom in the 7th round - Vacant WBF Super Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round MD over Erik Morales - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Nedal Hussein - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Carlos Fajardo - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Mauricio Pastrana in the 8th round IBF Bantamweight Title.
Dusseldorf, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Glen Johnson - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1993, Mexico City, Mexico:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez TKO'd Wilfrido Rocha in the 11th round -WBC Lightweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Alejandro Sanabria in the 1st round.

  Jermall Charlo Talks Inspiration From Daughter's Birth, Upcoming Title Defense & More  
WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo received extra motivation last Tuesday with the birth of his daughter Journi, as he nears his title defense against Dennis Hogan live on SHOWTIME Saturday, December 7 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, as he headlines a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Undefeated Heavyweight Star Zhang Zhilei Returns To Ring For Career Defining Fight Nov. 30  
Roc Nation Sports’ Chinese heavyweight star Zhang “Big Bang” Zhilei (20-0, 16 KOs) will enter the ring for the biggest fight of his career on Nov. 30 at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco, where he will battle Ukraine’s Andriy Rudenko (32-4, 20 KOs). The cant-miss fight is presented by Matchroom Boxing in association with Roc Nation Sports, and will be broadcast on Sky Sports in the U.K. and DAZN in the U.S.
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  Vergil Ortiz Jr. To Defend WBA Gold Welterweight Title Against Brad Solomon On Friday, Dec. 13  
Knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (14-0, 14 KOs) is looking to end 2019 with a bang, as he defends his WBA Gold Welterweight Title against Brad “King” Solomon (28-1, 9 KOs) on Friday, December 13th in a 12-round fight at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Events Center.
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  On This Day: Nov 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Antonio Aguire won a 10 round SD over Kermin Guardia - Non Title.
2003, Panama City, Panama:
Vicente Mosquera TKO'd Octavio Narvaez in the 7th round - WBA Fedecentro Super Featherweight Title.
2001, Manchester, England:
Ezra Sellers KO'd Carl Thompson in the 4th round - IBO Cruiserweight Title.
Michael Brodie KO'd Sean Fletcher in the 2nd round. - Non Title.
2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Reid won a 10 round UD over Kirino Garcia - Non Title.
1999, New Orleans, Louisiana:
Antonio Diaz KO'd Terrell Finger in the 7th round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Bones Adams won a 10 round UD over Aristead Clayton - Non Title.
Cory Spinks won a 8 round UD over Sammy Sparkman - Non Title.
Cliff Etienne TKO'd Dan Conway in the 1st round - Non Title.
1998, Patham Thani, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong won a 12 round UD over Ladislao Vazquez - WBC Light Flyweight Title..

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