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  On This Day: June 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Carlos Wilfredo Vilches to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Kennedy McKinney won a 6 round UD over David Moreno.
1988, Ravenna, Italy:
Sumba Kalambay won a 12 round UD over Robbie Sims to retain the WBA Middlweight Title.
1999, Indio, California:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Angel Aldama.
Antonio Margarito won an 8 round SD over Danny Perez.
Wilmington, Massachusetts:
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Frankie Liles in the 11th round to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Fernely Feliz in the 7th round to retain the NABA Heavyweight Title.
1998, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Corrie Sanders TKO'd Bobby Czyz in the 2nd round to retain the WBU Heavyweight Title.
1989, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns fought to a 12 round Draw in a WBC and WBO Super Middleweight Title bout.

  Round 12: A Heavenly Memory
Of A Great & Unforgettable Man
 
By Mauricio Sulaimán / WBC President – Son of José Sulaimán
I write this column thinking about everything my dad meant to me in my life. Just a few days ago we would have been celebrating his 89th birthday.

I received countless messages from so many dear friends from different countries throughout the world about our Don José.
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  On This Day: June 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler TKO'd Andre Thysse in the 11th round to retain the WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Tokyo, Japan:
Takanori Hatakeyama TKO'd Gilberto Serrano in the 8th round to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Tom Johnson TKO'd Benny Amparo in the 12th round to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1992, Bilbao, Spain:
Rodolfo Blanco won a 12 round UD over Dave McAuley to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
1989, Chunan, Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round UD over Mario De Marco to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title
Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Stephan Johnson in the 8th round.
Vinnie Pazienza TKO'd Vinnie Burgese in the 10th round.
1982, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Larry Holmes TKO'd Gerry Cooney in the 13th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Wilfredo Gomez TKO'd Juan Antonio Lopez in the 10th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Shakur Shines In Boxing's Comeback Show  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Boxing came back in style with a spectacular performance by Super featherweight Shakur Stevenson (14-0, 8 KO’s) who man handled Felix Caraballo (13-2-2, 9 KO’s) with the greatest of ease. It’s pretty clear that the pandemic lockdown did not diminish Shakur’s skill or timing. Looking like he never missed a beat Stevenson was on the top of his game. Caraballo came out strong looking to rough up Shakur but it wasn’t long before Stevenson sized up the situation and took over. The punching accuracy of Stevenson was extremely impressive in this fight, it seemed everything he threw landed with a purpose.
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  Joshua Greer Jr., Jose Pedraza & Emanuel Navarrete To Headline At MGM Grand & TV Azteca Studios  
Don’t blink. Top Rank on ESPN’s summer schedule resumes with a trio of shows, commencing Tuesday, June 16, with the return of bantamweight contender Joshua “Don’t Blink” Greer Jr. in a 10-rounder against 23-year-old Filipino upstart Mike Plania at the MGM Grand Conference Center – Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.

The action continues from MGM Grand Thursday, June 18, when former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza will face former world title challenger Mikkel LesPierre in a 10-round super lightweight showdown.
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  On This Day: June 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Detroit, Michigan:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Gilbert Quires in the 2nd round to retain the WBO International Light Welterweight Title.
Bronco McKart won a 12 round UD over Jason Papillion to win the NABF Light Middleweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Lemuel Nelson in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
1997, Austin, Texas:
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over John Brown to Retain the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Zab Judah won a 4 round UD over Omar Vasquez.
1995, Manchester, England:
Ralf Rocchigiani TKO'd Carl Thompson in the 11th round to win the Vacant WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Kansa City, Missouri:
Tommy Morrison TKO'd Razor Ruddock in the 6th round to win the Vacant IBC Heavyweight Title.
1990, El Paso, Texas:
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Paul Gonzales in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.

  On This Day: June 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Nurnberg, Germany:
Sven Ottke TKO'd Ali Ennebati in the 11th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1993, Catford, England:
Daniel Jimenez won a 12 round MD over Duke McKenzie to win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1992, San Francisco, California:
John David Jackson TKO'd Pat Lawlor in the 9th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1990, Seoul, Korea:
Sung Kil Moon TKO'd Gilberto Roman in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1978, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Larry Holmes won a 15 round SD over Ken Norton to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Carlos Zarate KO'd Emilio Hernandez in the 4th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1967, Los Angeles, California:
Floyd Patterson and Jerry Quarry fought to a 10 round Draw
Roanoke, Virginia:
Bob Foster KO'd Henry Mathews in the 2nd round.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Top Rank Boxing Is Back On ESPN;
It Is Must See TV, And Here’s Why
 
By William Trillo

This Tuesday night on ESPN boxing will be back as Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions will be bringing us fights twice this week from The MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. The last time Arum promoted a card was at the Fury/Wilder title fight on February 22nd. The dreaded Coronavirus then appeared on the scene and took out everything in its path. Only now are we starting to see light at the end of the tunnel as things are finally opening up….sort of.
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  Salita Promotions & Kronk Sign Deal To
Stage World-Class 'No Spectator' Boxing
Events At Historic Gym In Downtown Detroit
 
Salita Promotions has joined the new normal of professional sports by signing a deal to stage a number of “no spectator” live boxing events at the legendary Kronk Gym in Downtown Detroit.

The fights, with participants and TV networks to be announced, will begin in the coming months and continue until fans can return to attending live events.
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  American Dream Presents, Sterling Promotion &
J3G Global Make Multi-Million Offer To Mike Tyson
 
Mike Tyson captured the world's attention recently with a short video clip hitting the pads. He showed that he still has his trademark power that helped him become a global star in the 80s and 90s.

The 53 year old former world champion is in tremendous shape and has stated that he is planning on making a comeback to the sweet science with his goal being to raise money for charity.
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  On This Day: June 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Victor Santiago in the 6th round to win the Vacant Interim WBO Featherweight Title.
Memphis, Tennessee:
Lennox Lewis KO'd Mike Tyson in the 8th round to retain the WBC, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Titles
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Jorge Eliecer Julio in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Mt Pleasant, Michigan:
Chris Byrd TKO'd Jeff Pegues in the 3rd round.
1996, Newcastle, England:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Tim Littles in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Daniel Alicea in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Koln, Germany:
Darius Michalczewski won a 12 round UD over Christophe Girard to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1990, Tokyo, Japan:
Hideyuki Ohashi won a 12 round UD over Napa Kiatwanchai to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.

  Hughie Fury: "Allen Keeps Mentioning
My Name, Let's Get It On"
 
Hughie Fury says he would be open to a behind closed doors domestic Heavyweight clash with Matchroom stablemate Dave Allen whilst his World Title hopes have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak as he spoke with Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.
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  Statements From Bernard Hopkins & Eric Gomez On The WBC’s Decision To Reinstate Franchon Crews-Dezurn As Its Super Middleweight Champion  
Bernard Hopkins and Eric Gomez have issued the following statements in response to the WBC’s reinstatement of Franchon Crews-Dezurn as its super middleweight champion:

“First, I’d like to thank the fans for rooting for Franchon [Crews-Dezurn] to get her belt back that she deserves,” said Bernard Hopkins, Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Business Partner. “I would also like to commend Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy and myself for fighting behind the scenes to get justice for Franchon. Now let’s move forward and get the best fights she deserves!”
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  On This Day: June 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti won a 10 round UD over Micky Ward in the third round of their famed trilogy.
2002, Scottsdale, Arizona:
Emanuel Augustus and Leavander Johnson fought to a 10 round Draw.
Joe Mesi TKO'd Talmadge Griifis in the 5th round.
Samuel Peter TKO'd Francis Royal in the 2nd round
1999, Tijuana, Mexico:
Diego Morales TKO'd Victor Godoi in the 11th round to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Antonio Margarito KO'd Daniel Mendez in the 3rd round.
1998, Miami, Florida:
Zab Judah won a 12 round UD over Micky Ward.
1997, Sacramento, California:
Ike Ibeabuchi won a 12 round UD over David Tua in one of the greatest Heavyweight Bouts this writer ever saw. The WBC International Heavyweight Title was at stake.
1996, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Hector Acero Sanchez to retain the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Ivan Alvarez in the 8th round to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 4th round to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title. Fight stopped on cuts.

  On This Day: June 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Songkla, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam won a 12 round UD over Randy Mangubat to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Roger Mayweather won a 12 round SD over Harold Brazier to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Iran Barkley TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round to win the WBC Middleweight Title. "1988 Upset of the Year". Barkley cut badly and being outboxed, floored Hearns twice in the 3rd.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Ramzi Hassan to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1986, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Spinks TKO'd Jim MacDonald in the 8th round to retain the WBC,WBA,and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Alfonso Ratliff won a 12 round SD over Carlos DeLeon to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1981, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Luis Ibarra won a 15 round UD over Santos Lacier to regain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1970, Panama City, Panama:
Ismael Laguna TKO'd Guts Ishimatsu in the 13th round to retain the WBC and WBA Lightweight Titles.

  Boxing Saved The Life Of Two-Division World Champion "El Gallo" Jose Antonio Rivera  
Like many boxers, two-division world champion "El Gallo" Jose Antonio Rivera credits boxing for saving his life.

"Absolutely," Rivera agreed. "After my mom passed away when I was 10 years old, I gave up on life and my decision-making reflected that: hanging around with the wrong crowd including gang members, consuming alcohol between the ages of 10 and 15. I was definitely going in the wrong direction.
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  Sullivan Barrera Hopes Kovalev
Isn’t Back On The Bottle
 
Sullivan Barrera thought that right now he would be entertaining offers for another title shot. The former Cuban amateur standout has a lot of nice wins on his resume with a world championship the only thing missing.

Barrera was scheduled to face former champion Sergey Kovalev at a 180 pound catchweight in a DAZN streamed main event on April 25th but the coronavirus pandemic wiped out those plans as it forced the cancellation of boxing events throughout the globe.
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  Tennyson: "I Could Mix It With
The Likes Of Garcia & Haney"
 
An impressive six-fight unbeaten streak at Super-Featherweight saw the hard-hitting Belfast man earn a number one ranking with the WBA before securing his first World Title shot against IBF ruler Tevin Farmer at the TD Garden in Boston in October 2018.
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  On This Day: June 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Felix Sturm to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Robert Allen to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles.
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round UD over Juan Lazcano to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
1999, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Reggie Johnson to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Arthur Williams in the 7th round to Win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Rick Thornberry to Retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Hamburg, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Guy Waters in the 6th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Pedro Ortega in the 11th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1992, Marseilles, France:
Jeff Harding TKO'd Christophe Tiozzo in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

  Covid-19: Matchroom Boxing Schedule Update  
In line with the latest BBBofC and Government guidelines relating to COVID-19, Matchroom Boxing have taken the decision to reschedule their events due to take place in Newcastle on Saturday June 27th and Cardiff on Saturday July 11th, while the event taking place at Manchester Arena on Saturday July 4th has been cancelled.
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  ESPN Presents The Pat Tillman Award For
Service To Healthcare Worker & Boxing Champion Kim Clavel During The 2020 ESPYS On June 21
 
Beginning her career as a nurse, Kim Clavel left the profession to pursue her dream of boxing, but as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across North America, Clavel returned to nursing to look after the most vulnerable patients. For her dedication to serving others, Clavel will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service sponsored by MassMutual at The 2020 ESPYS presented by Capital One airing June 21, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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  On This Day: June 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004 Tokyo, Japan:
Chris John won a 12 round UD over Osamu Sato to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Lorenzo Parra won a 12 round UD over Takefumi to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1994, Levallois-Perret, France:
Ike Quartey TKO'd Crisanto Espana in the 11th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Winky Wright TKO'd Orlando Orozco in the 1st round.
Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Andrea Magi to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Axel Schulz won an 8 round decision over Troy Jefferson.
Zeilko Mavrovic TKO'd Marshall tillman in the 1st round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson won a 12 round UD over Freddy Cruz to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Karl Barwise in the 1st round.

  Golden Boy Wins 4 Telly Awards In
Third Consecutive Year Of Victories
 
Golden Boy, the leading sports and entertainment brand, is delighted to announce that it has been recognized by the 41st Annual Telly Awards with four wins for productions developed by the company. Now in its third year of entry, Golden Boy has won awards every year, capturing a total of 12 awards since 2018. 
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  On This Day: June 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Emmanuel Clottey KO'd Mohamad Abdulaev in the 10th round.
After controlling this fight for 9 rounds 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Abdulaev was knocked down in the 10th, he got up, and misunderstanding his corners instructions returned to one knee and was counted out.
2000, Karlsruhe, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Tocker Pudwill to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Roman Karmazin TKO'd Orhan Delibas in the 3rd round to win the Vacant European (EBU) Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Tua KO'd Obed Sullivan in the 1st round.
Ben Tackie TKO'd Roberto Garcia in the 10th round.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Virgil Hill to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Tony Tucker won a 12 round SD over Orlin Norris to win the NABF Heavyweight Title.
Chiquita Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Melchor Cob Castro to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Troy Dorsey KO'd Alfred Rangel in the 1st round to win the Vacant IBF Featherweight Title.

  Raeese Aleem Sends Challenge To Stephen Fulton  
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight contender, Raeese "The Beast" Aleem (16-0, 10 KOs), who is ranked WBO #13, is eyeing a showdown with WBO #8 Inter-Continental super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton (18-0, 8 KOs), who is also rated WBC #6.

“I am coming off the best win of my career, a fourth-round knockout on ShoBox, and I want to make a statement to the boxing world,” said Aleem. “Fulton is a ranked contender, and currently holds a form of a title. I am letting it be known that I am very eager to challenge him and that I want his belt.”
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  On This Day: June 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Junior Witter TKO'd Salvatore Battaglia in the 2nd round to win the Vacant European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Mark Woolnough in the 11th round to retain the Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
1995, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Alejandro Gonzalez TKO'd Tony Green in the 9th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Hector Acero Sanchez retained the WBC Super Bantamweight Title after a 12 round Draw with Daniel Zaragoza.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Frank Toledo in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Marty Jakubowski to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1990, Manchester, England:
Marcos Villasana TKO'd Paul Hodkinson in the 8th round to win the Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Rome, Italy:
Welcome Ncita TKO'd Ramon Cruz in the 7th round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Live Boxing Is Back: Shakur Stevenson &
Jessie Magdaleno To Headline June Cards
 
It can all be summarized in three long-awaited words: boxing is back.

Top Rank on ESPN returns Tuesday, June 9, as WBO featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson will take on Puerto Rican contender Felix “La Sombra” Caraballo in a 10-round super featherweight bout. Stevenson-Caraballo will kick off a blockbuster June boxing lineup, which will include multiple cards each week on the ESPN family of networks. Specifics on ESPN platforms and tune-in times to be announced soon.
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  King Carlos Promotions Live Boxing Event
June 6 For Just $5 On Fight Night Live
 
Former junior middleweight champion ‘King’ Carlos Molina is bringing back live boxing in the age of the pandemic with an exciting no-spectator event this Saturday June 6, 2020, in Mexico that will be shown live on the FIGHT NIGHT LIVE and KING CARLOS PROMOTIONS Facebook pages (9pm ET/6pm PT) for just $5.

Presented by Molina’s King Carlos Promotions, the still-active Molina (31-11-2, 10 KOs) will face tough veteran Michi ‘El Matador’ Munoz (27-10-1, 18 KOs), of Leon, Mexico, in the ten-round junior middleweight main event.
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  On This Day: June 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Arena Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Eamonn Magee to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Nurnberg, Germany:
Timo Hoffman won a 12 round UD over Ross Puritty to retain the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield won by TD over Hasim Rahman when the fight was stopped in the 8th round due to a huge swelling on Rahman's head.
1997, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Mark Johnson KO'd Cecilio Espino in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1996, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1991, Palm Springs, California:
Meldrick Taylor won a 12 round SD over Luis Garcia to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris KO'd Donald Curry in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Seamus McDonagh to retain the WBC Continental America's Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: May 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Frankfurt, Germany:
Henry Akinwande won a 12 round SD over Timo Hoffman to win the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Edgar Cardenas KO'd Miguel Barrera in the 10th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
2002, Bucarest, Romania:
Leonard Dorin won a 12 round UD over Raul Balbi to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1997, Petchaboon, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Mzukisi Marali in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vince Phillips TKO'd Kostya Tszyu in the 10th round to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title. (1997 Upset Of the Year)
1990, Rochester, New York:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Jouvin Mercado in the 2nd round.
1976, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Wilfred Benitez won a 15 round UD over Emiliano Villa to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1938, Long Island City, New York:
Henry Armstrong won a 15 round UD over Barney Ross to win the World Welterweight Title.

  Impact Boxing Proposes Veterans Boxing
League For Comebacking Legends
 
Over the next few weeks the sport of boxing will finally resume after a lengthy hiatus caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

While the action in the ring was on hold, there still was plenty going on outside of the ring. Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson was trending after setting the social media world fire after posting a short training video clip.
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  On This Day: May 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Grant TKO'd Obed Sullivan in the 9th round to retain the IBC Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 10 round UD over Eliecer Castillo.
David Tua KO'd Nate Tubbs in the 2nd round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kermin Guardia TKO'd Eric Jamili in the 5th round to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Laurent Boudouani won a 12 round SD over Guillermo Jones to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Andian Kaspari in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1991, Madrid, Spain:
Luis Mendoza KO'd Joao Cardoso in the 7th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1990, Bangkok, Thailand:
Luisito Espinosa TKO'd Hurley Snead in the 8th round to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1981, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Cornelius Boza Edwards KO'd Bobby Chacon in the 14th round to Retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1951, Chicago, Illinois:
Ezzard Charles won a 15 round UD over Joey Maxim to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Boston Boxing Promotions Offers Mike Tyson
$1.1 Million To Rematch Peter McNeeley
 
Boston Boxing Promotions has announced an offer of $1.1 Million to Mike Tyson to rematch Medfield, Massachusetts native "Hurricane" Peter McNeeley (47-7, 36 KO's) in a fight a quarter of a century in the making.

Tyson (50-6, 44 KO's), fought McNeeley coming off a four-year layoff in 1995 and scored two knockdowns en route to McNeeley's corner throwing in the towel 89 seconds into the fight. McNeeley insists this time things will be different.
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  CES Boxing Offering Mike Tyson $1,000,000-Plus
To Fight Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano
 
Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES), founded and operated by veteran boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield, Sr., is offering "Iron" Mike Tyson $1,000,000 to square-off with Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano, plus a percentage of closed circuit receipts to be negotiated, as well a $200,000 donation to whatever charity Tyson's wife prefers.
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  Burns: "I Would Love To
Finish My Career In Glasgow"
 
Ricky Burns says it would be fitting to draw the curtain on his illustrious career in Glasgow when the time is right, but the Coatbridge hero is confident he still has plenty more great nights left in the tank as he spoke with Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Burns (43-8-1, 16 KOs ) created history by becoming Scotland’s first three-weight World champion in May 2016 when he added Super-Lightweight glory to his Super-Featherweight and Lightweight titles by stopping Michele Di Rocco for the WBA title at the SSE Hydro.
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  On This Day: May 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Halifax, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Dillon Carew in the 5th round to win the WBO InterContinental Light Welterweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd John Long in the 6th to win the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title.
Michael Gomez TKO'd Nigel Leake in the 2nd round to win The IBF Intercontinental Featherweight Title.
San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Hugo Pineda in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round SD over Antonio Cermeno to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Leo Gamez TKO'd Josue Camacho in the 8th round to win the Interim WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Zolani Petelo KO'd Eric Jamili in the 1st round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba won a 12 round UD over John Michael Johnson to win the Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, Pesaro, Italy:
Carlos Gonzalez TKO'd Giovanni Parisi in the 9TH round to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Ole Klemetsen to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Vargas: "I Will Become Three-
Weight World Champion"
 
Jessie Vargas believes he will become a three-weight World champion and said on the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ that he’s ready to go all-out to make that a reality when boxing returns.

Vargas (29-3-2 11 KOs) has held the WBA Super-Lightweight and WBO Welterweight strap and last April, he signaled his intentions to rule the roost at Super-Welterweight when he dispatched Humberto Soto in Los Angeles inside six rounds.
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  Mike Tyson, Andre Ward, Carl Froch &
Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko
Highlight Showtime Boxing Classics In June
 
SHOWTIME Sports® has announced today its SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS June slate, featuring a collection of Mike Tyson fights, Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko and other memorable moments from the network’s deep archive of world championship bouts. SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS airs every Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and is also available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.
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  On This Day: May 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Liverpool, England:
Bobby Vanzie TKO'd Athanas Nzau in the 10th round to win the Vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Lightweight Title.
1995, South Padre Island, Texas:
Tom (Boom Boom) Johnson Won a 12 round UD over Eddie Croft to Retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1993, Seoul, Korea:
Jung-Il Byun Won a 12round UD over Josefino Suarez to Retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1989, Yuchun, Korea:
In Chul Baek TKO'd Fulgencio Obelmejies in the 11th round to Win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Tijuana, Mexico:
Juan Jose Estrada Won a 12 round SD over Bernardo Pinango to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1978, Naha, Japan:
Rafael Ortega won a 15 round UD over Flipper Uehara to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1917, New York City, New York:
Benny Leonard KO'd Freddie Welsh in the 9th round to win the World Lightweight Title.

  AGON Sports & Events Back In The Ring On June 12  
Berlin’s Senate authorizes boxing event!

The first in training, the first in the ring!

Once again, Berlin's boxing promoter AGON defies the Corona crisis and will organize a boxing event despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  Live Boxing Returns To Impact Network In July  
Live televised boxing events are scheduled to return on the Impact Network in mid-July as negotiations for fights in Las Vegas, Detroit, Chicago, and Florida for the Bahamas, are all underway as particular cities reopen up for business amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

With social distancing guidelines still in effect, Impact will stage these live boxing shows without fans in attendance. The two-hour broadcast will feature relevant contenders and undefeated prospects who will be in step-up fights.
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  On This Day: May 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1995, Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Kwangju, Korea:
Eloy Rojas won a 12 round SD over Yong-Kyun Park to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Frederic Seillier in the 6th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Jorge Fernando Castro TKO'd Anthony Andrews in the 12th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Rafael Ruelas TKO'd Mike Evgen in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Thomas Tate in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Giorgio Campanella in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
1983, Providence, Rhode Island:
Marvin Hagler KO'd Wilford Scypion in the 4th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles.

  Fantasy Booking Mike Tyson’s
Possible Return Opponent
 
By Robert Jones
Art: Bret "The Threat" Newton - twitch.tv/ThreatDesigns

Let me be honest right from the start, I hope Mike Tyson’s comeback is exactly what he says it will be - exhibitions for charity. However, combine the kid in me that grew up with the mystique of a young Tyson with the idle mind that comes along with quarantine, and I couldn’t help but wonder who his possible opponents would be if he chooses to make an actual comeback in the paid ranks.
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  On This Day: May 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Carlos Hernandez to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over Juan Arias to win the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
1984, Wonju, Korea:
Ju Do Chun TKO'd Felix Marquez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico:
Victor Callejas TKO'd Loris Stecca in the 8th round to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Miami Beach, Florida:
Jaime Garza KO'd Felipe Orozco in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Alberto Davila TKO'd Enrique Sanchez in the 11th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1943, Long Beach, California:
Manuel Ortiz won a 15 round UD over Joe Robleto to retain the World Bantamweight Title.

  On This Day: May 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Acapuco, Mexico:
Fernando Montiel KO'd Juan Cordba in the 1st round to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.
2000, Mendoza, Argentina:
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round UD over Julio Pablo Chacon to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Leipzig, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over John Scully to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1974, Mexico City, Mexico:
Rafael Herrera TKO'd Romeo Anaya in the 6th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Rodrigo Valdez TKO'd Bennie Briscoe in the 7th round to win the vacant WBC Middleweight Title.
1972, Omaha, Nebraska:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Ron Stander in the 5th round to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
1965, Lewiston, Maine:
Muhammad Ali KO'd Sonny Liston in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: May 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Suwon, Korea:
Yong-Soo Choi won a 12 round UD over Koji Matsumoto to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1996, Sydney, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Corey Johnson in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Yokohama, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima won a 12 round UD over Seung-Koo Lee to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Jesse Benavides won a 12 round UD over Orlando Fernandez to win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1986, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Alfredo Layne TKO'd Wilfredo Gomez in the 9th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1976, Munich, Germany:
Muhammad Ali KO'd Richard Dunn in the 5th round to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Title.
1969, West Springfield, Massachusetts:
Bob Foster KO'd Andy Kendall, in the 4th round to Retain the World Light Heavyweight Title.
1968, New York City, New York:
Bob Foster KO'd Dick Tiger in the 4th round to win the World Light Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: May 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Concho, Oklahoma:
O'Neil Bell TKO'd Kelvin Davis in the 11th round of an IBF Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
2002, Levallois, France:
Bruno Girard won a 12 round UD over Thomas Hansvoll to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1998, Offenburg, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev won a 12 round UD over Paulo Sanchez to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Cody Koch in the 4th round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
1988, Suanbo, Korea:
Fulgencio Obelmejias won a 12 round UD over Chong Pal Park to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1981, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Wilfred Benitez TKO'd Maurice Hope in the 12th round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1941, Washington, DC:
Joe Louis won by a DQ over Buddy Baer , Baer was down three times in the 6th, Baer's manager claims the 3rd knockdown was after the bell and refuses to leave the ring causing Baer's DQ. Louis retains World Heavyweight Title.

  Hollywood Star Danny Trejo
Speaks Of His Love Of Boxing
 
Danny Trejo says he has boxing to thank for starting his Hollywood career, as he joins the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube show ‘Peleamundo’.

Trejo has had the sport in his heart since he was a kid and having used boxing as a tool to get through prison time, the sport offered him a route into the entertainment industry and the LA native took it with both hands.
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  USA Boxing Pays Tribute To True Patriot
Robert Carmody - 1964 Olympic Bronze
Medalist & Soldier Killed In Vietnam
 
People all across the United States will rightfully pay respect to fallen military men and women during this Memorial Day weekend. One true American Patriot that USA Boxing will remember forever is 1964 Olympic bronze medalist Robert "Butterball" Carmody, who was killed in action three years later at the height of the Vietnam War.
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  On This Day: May 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Brakpan, South Africa:
Jean Marc Mormeck won a 12 round UD over Virgil Hill to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Justin Juuko in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Oba Carr in the 11th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Naucalpin, Mexico:
Julio Cesar Borboa won a 12 round UD over Joel Zarate to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe KO'd Jesse Ferguson in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Bernard Hopkins to win the Vacant IBF Middleweight Title.
1992, Mexico City, Mexico:
Rafael Pineda KO'd Clarence Coleman in the 7th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1982, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Alexis Arguello KO'd Andrew Ganigan in the 5th round to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.

  Four Hours Of "Iron" Mike Tyson On ESPN This Sat.  
ESPN will open its extensive library of vintage boxing matches this weekend to present four hours of “Iron” Mike Tyson in some of the most iconic fights of his legendary career on Saturday, May 23, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

The four-hour block starts with “Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits - Volume I” followed by four classic fights highlighting the early part of Tyson’s career, which began with 19 straight knockout wins by an average of less than two rounds per fight, before a dominating 10-round unanimous decision over James “Quick” Tillis in 1986. Two of Tyson’s most iconic fights – a heavyweight title bout versus Michael Spinks in 1988 and his first fight with Frank Bruno in 1989 – will round out the night. Six of the fights featured during the four-hour Tyson block are available to stream now on ESPN+ for on-demand viewing.
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  On This Day: May 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Kansas City, Missouri:
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Jong-Kwon Baek in the 5th round to Win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1999, Saraburi, Thailand:
Veerapol Sahaprom KO'd Mauro Blanc in the 5th round to Retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1994, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Chris Eubank Won a 12 round decision over Ray Close to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Championship.
Julio Cesar Vasquez KO'd Ahmet Dottuev in the 10th round to Retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Julio Cesar Borboa TKO'd Jaji Sibali in the 9th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1977, Monaco, Monte Carlo:
Miguel Angel Cuello KO'd Jesse Burnett in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Wilfredo Gomez KO'd Dong Kyun Yum in the 12th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1966, London, England:
Muhammad Ali TKO'd Henry Cooper in the 6th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. Fight Stopped due to Cooper being cut over left eye.

  Braekhus "Would Love" UK Fight  
Cecilia Brækhus wants to continue to tread new ground and break down more barriers as she talks to Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Brækhus (36-0 9 KOs) has dominated the Welterweight division for 11 years now, and should her proposed clash with Jessica McCaskill (8-2 3 KOs) go ahead when boxing returns, victory for the ‘First Lady’ will see the Norwegian sensation break Joe Louis record of 25 consecutive World title defenses, with the 38 year old’s record stretching back to her first World title fight in her 11thpro outing in March 2009.
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  Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Announces Postponement Of Its 2020 Induction Weekend Ceremony  
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame regretfully announces the postponement of its 2020 induction Weekend until summer of 2021. The severity of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the subsequent uncertainty resulting from it, caused NVBHOF President and CEO Michelle Corrales-Lewis to make the announcement. The 8th annual weekend spectacular had been scheduled for August 7-8 at Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
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  On This Day: May 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Tunica, Mississippi:
William Joppy TKO'd Rito Ruvalcaba in the 1st round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1995, Hamburg, Germany:
Darius Michaelczweski KO'd Paul Carlo in the 4th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Oscar Flores in the 2nd round to Retain the IBF Strawweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield won a 10 round UD over Ray Mercer.
1990, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round SD over John-John Molina to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1985, Reno, Nevada:
Larry Holmes won a 15 round UD over Carl "The Truth" Williams to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1983, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Dokes and Mike Weaver, fought to a 15 round, Dokes Retains the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Larry Holmes Won a 12 Round SD over "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon, to Retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.

  Victor Pasillas Ready To Face Elite
In Super Bantamweight Division
 
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight prospect, Victor Pasillas (15-0, 8 KOs), is eager to face all elite fighters in his division as soon as boxing marches on.

"I am ready, I was a great amateur, I know who I am as a professional and I want the toughest fights, possible," said Pasillas, who is a promotional free agent. "I am a world class fighter. All I need is an opportunity to prove myself. The fans deserve great fights, and I know I am a great fighter. I’m ready to make some action-packed fights for the fans."
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  Round 12: A Glorious Era  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – President of the WBC – Son of José Sulaimán
All of us who are passionate about sports enjoy remembering and entering in discussions with friends about sports’ glory moments, those memorable endings of some game, the great stories that lead to debate between what has been most dramatic ending or the greatest performance or who has been the best.
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  On This Day: May 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, London, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Roman Babaev in the 3rd round to retain the WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Audley Harrison TKO'd Mike Middleton in the 1st Round.
2001, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Antwun Echols TKO'd Charles Brewer in the 3rd round to win the Vacant NABA Super Middleweight Title. (Echols was down three times in a wild affair)
Vivian Harris TKO'd Hector Arroyo in the 1st round.
Juan Diaz KO'd Carlos Nevarez in the 1st round.
Francisco Bojado TKO'd Ernesto Fuentes in the 1st round.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Tony Pope in the 1st round.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Edward Utorov in the 4th round.
2000, Udon Thani, Thailand:
Malcolm Tunacao TKO'd Megoen Singsurat in the 7th round to win the WBC Flyweight Championship.
1995, Prim, Nevada:
Lonnie Bradley TKO'd David Mendez in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBO Middleweight Title.
1993, Leicestershire, England:
Chris Pyatt won a 12 round UD over Sumbu Kalambay to win the WBO Middleweight Title.

  Paul Peers: "I’m Elated To Be Fighting
Scott Harrison, The Test For Me Is Finally Here"
 
Earlier this week promoter Lee Mcallister announced that Orkney based Paul Peers would be challenging former longtime World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison, on the first of a proposed fortnightly ‘Behind Closed Doors’ series of boxing events for TV, as the current COVID-19 lockdown regulations in the United Kingdom are relaxed.
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  Boxeo Telemundo Wraps Up Special Season By Reliving The Beginnings Of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez  
Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., culminates its special encore presentations of the notable fighters who have left an indelible mark on the sport with the story of 4-division champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. The special, airing this Friday, May 22 at 12 a.m. ET on Telemundo, relives the rise of the Mexican boxing star by showcasing memorable bouts that marked the beginnings of his pro boxing career.
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  On This Day: May 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bronx, New York, USA:
Glen Johnson won a 12 round UD over Eric Harding - Vacant USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Malcolm Tann TKO'd Wallace McDaniel in the 1st round - Non Title.
2002, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Micky Ward won a 10 Round MD over Arturo Gatti - A Classic Battle.
Dominick Guinn TKO'd Drexie James in the 1st round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - WBC, WBA & IBF Light Welterweight Titles.
Kuvanych Toygonbayev won a 10 round UD over Oba Carr - Non Title.
2001, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Micky Ward KO'd Steve Quinonez in the 1st round - Non Title.
1996, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Phillip Holiday TKO'd Jeff Fenech in the 2nd round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Freddie Pendleton in the 5th round - IBF Welterweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Eloy Rojas in the 11th round - WBA Featherweight Title.

  Wednesday: ESPN2 To Air Encore Presentation Featuring Some Of Boxing’s Most Debated Decisions  
Wednesday, May 20, will be a night of boxing on ESPN2 when the network airs five consecutive hours of the sweet science featuring some of the sport’s most debated decisions. The action will begin at 7 p.m. ET with Oscar De La Hoya vs. Félix Trinidad.

In addition to the linear telecast, all these fights are also available on ESPN+. Exclusively available to subscribers, ESPN+ features a library of hundreds of the most important fights in boxing history.
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  Scott Harrison Returns To Headline UK’s First
Post Lockdown ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Event
 
Aberdeen based Promoter and Current World Boxing Union (WBU) and Professional Boxing Council (PBC) Super Welterweight World Champion Lee McAllister announced earlier today that longtime former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison is set to return to the fray and face Orkney based PBC International Champion Paul Peers on the first ‘Behind Closed Doors’ of a proposed fortnightly Boxing series for TV.
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  On This Day: May 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA:
Nate Campbell and Edelmiro Martinez fought to a 10 round Draw - Non Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Luis Rosado in the 1st Round - Non Title.
City Center Pavilion, Reno, Nevada, USA:
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Anwar Oshana in the 2nd round -  WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - IBF Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Petersen Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadafora and Leonard Dorin fought to a 12 round Draw - WBA, IBF & IBC Lightweight Title.
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Nicolas Cervera in the 4th round - Non Title.
2002, Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA:
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Israel Vazquez in the 12th round -  WBC Super
Bantamweight Title (Interim).  A GREAT FIGHT!
Javier Jauregui TKO'd Miguel Casillas in the 6th round - Non Title.
1997, Luneta Park, Intramuros, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Luisito Espinosa won an 8 round TD over Manuel Medina - WBC Featherweight Title.
1996, Glen Stock Arena, Monroe, Michigan, USA:
Winky Wright won a 12 round SD over Bronco McKart - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 10 round UD over Biko Botowamungu - Non Title.

  Star Trainers Robles, Diaz & Shields
View The Pandemic "From The Corner"
 
Star trainers Manny Robles, Joel Diaz and Ronnie Shields join Chris Mannix in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube show with trainers viewing the sport and the COVID-19 pandemic ‘From The Corner’.

All three trainers have bustling stables of elite fighters and rising stars, and they are eagerly waiting for the go-ahead to prime their fighters to return with a bang, but first, Robles was asked about his old charge, former World Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz.
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  DiBella Entertainment Boxers & First Responders Tiara Brown & Mikkel Lespierre Receive
WBC Heroes For Humanity Award
 
DiBella Entertainment boxers Tiara Brown and Mikkel LesPierre were recently honored, among others in the boxing world, by the WBC with their Heroes For Humanity Award, which recognizes "exceptional, steadfast courage and willpower to help others" in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brown, an unbeaten super featherweight prospect, is a full-time police officer from Washington, D.C., and LesPierre, a world ranked super lightweight contender from Brooklyn, NY, works at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
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  Keith Hunter Recovered From Hand
Injury Ready To Face Top Contenders
 
Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super lightweight contender, Keith "The Bounty" Hunter (12-0, 7 KOs), has fully recovered from a hand injury suffered in his last fight with Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (12-3-1, 6 KOs), a 10-round bout that headlined on ShoBox back in February of this year.

Hunter, a Las Vegas native, is eager to face all top contenders when boxing returns. The super lightweight contender is currently ranked #13 by the WBA, meaning his shot at the top of the division is coming soon.
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  On This Day: May 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Gifu, Japan:
Martin Castillo TKO'd Hideyasu Ishihara in the 11th round to win the Interim WBA Super Flyweight Title.
2000, Warrington, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Ambioris Figuero in the 4th round to retain the WBO Intercontinental Light Welterweight Title.
1998, Paris, France:
Julien Lorcy won a 12 round MD over Anatoly Alexandrov to win the Vacant WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Jean Baptiste Mendy won a 12 round UD over Orzubek Nazarov to Retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round SD over Ernesto Grey to Retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Indio, California:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round UD over Carlos Gerena to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Erik Morales KO'd Jose Luis Bueno in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Lamon Brewster won a 10 round UD over Garing Lane.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Geronimo Cardoz in the 1st round.

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

  Bivol: "I Would Move To 168 For Smith"  
Dmitry Bivol says that he is willing to drop down to Super-Middleweight to face World champion Callum Smith and become a two-weight World champion as he plots his future in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Bivol (17-0 11 KOs) has held the WBA Light-Heavyweight crown for over two and a half years with six successful defenses over that time, and the Russian ace has been chasing a major showdown with the likes of fellow countryman and champion Artur Beterbiev.
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  On This Day: May 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Paris, France:
Veeraphol Sahaprom KO'd Ricardo Barajas in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Antonio Caldas Jr.
Bruno Girard KO'd Marco Antonio Duarte in the 4th round.
2000, Seoul, Korea:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round UD OVER Julio Cesar Avila to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
In Jin Chi won a 10 round decision over Baby Lorona Jr.
1999, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Humberto Aranda in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Drake Thadzi won a 12 round MD over James Toney to win the IBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney TKO'd Earl Butler in the 4th round to win the WBU Light Heavyweight Title.
1994, Sara Buri, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin TKO'd Roger Espanola in the 6th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1978, Pescara, Italy:
Rocky Matioli KO'd Jose Manuel Duran in the 5Th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Covid-19, The California Athletic Commission
& The Promoters Taking On Social Distancing
 
By William Trillo
This past Monday, May 12th, the California State Athletic Commission held a stakeholder’s public teleconference to openly discuss the Covid-19 pandemic as it relates to combat sports in the state. Topics for review and discussion included: proposed plans from promoters for fight events once shelter in place and social distancing guidelines are lifted and/or relaxed for combat sports, increased and/or improved medical testing requirements as recommend by the advisory committee on medical and safety standards, potential liability issues for promoters, sanctioning bodies and the commission. After that there was an open dialogue with the participants concerning other covid-19/post-covid-19 related issues from the combat sports industry to the commission.
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  On This Day: May 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Augustin N'Gou in the 3rd round to win the Vacant WBU International Heavyweight Title.
San Diego, California:
Julio Diaz won a 12 round MD over Javier Jauregui to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Alejandro Montiel in the 6th round to win the WBO NABO Bantamweight Title.
2001, New York, New York:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd William Joppy in the 5th round to win the WBA Middleweight Title.
2000, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Syd Vanderpool to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Richard Hall in the 11th round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1995, Bayomon, Puerto Rico:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round UD over Wilfredo Vazquez to win the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Sacramento, California:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Lionel Butler in the 5th round of a WBC Heavyweight title Eliminator.
Michael Moorer won a 10 round UD over Melvin Foster.

  Boxeo Telemundo Highlights The Story Of
Champion Orlando Cruz This Friday, May 15
 
Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., continues its special encore presentations this Friday, May 15 at 12 a.m. ET on Telemundo with the story of former World Champion Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz. The trailblazer fighter made history on Boxeo Telemundo as the first openly gay boxer.
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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.

  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.

  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.

  Ryder Eyes New York Showdown With Jacobs  
John Ryder says a win over former IBF Middleweight ruler Danny Jacobs in New York would fire him back in line for another shot at WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion Callum Smith as he spoke to Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Ryder (28-5, 16 KOs) pushed Smith all the way at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool in November but lost out in what many thought was a controversial decision. A rematch with 'Mundo' is at the top of Ryder's wish-list but the Islington man accepts he may have to earn another shot.
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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.

  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.

  Round 12: May 5  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – President of the WBC – Son of José Sulaimán
Today, absolutely all Mexicans know the meaning of the celebration of May 5, for as we know, it’s the Battle of Puebla, the defense of our territory against the French invasion.

Yes, it was the boxing cards in Las Vegas that gave this the dimension of a national holiday, and for more than 30 years the most important fights in the world have been taking place on the weekend close to this date and also that of September 16.
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  NYSBHOF & Ring 8 COVID-19 Fund Assisted Boxers
& Boxing Personnel Last Month In NY & NJ
 
The jointly established COVID-19 fund by New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) and Ring 8 distributed more than $5,000 last month to assist New York and New Jersey boxers and boxing personnel in financial need due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All applicants needed to be licensed (NYSAC, NJSAC or USA Boxing). Many boxers, trainers, cut men and the boxing personnel are independent contractors in need of financial support during this trying time.
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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: "I Would Bust Billy-Joe Up"  
Demetrius Andrade hopes to finally get to face bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders when boxing returns – and told Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ that he would ‘bust up’ the Brit if they clashed.

Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) was due to face Saunders in October 2018 for the Londoner’s WBO crown but the Briton failed a drugs test and subsequently relinquished the title.
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  Mario Barrios Gives Back To His Community Feeds First Responders In Hometown Of San Antonio  
Last week Premier Boxing Champions' undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion, Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs), teamed up with Davies Entertainment, to help feed first responders in his hometown of San Antonio, TX, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on. Policemen, Firemen, Doctors, Nurses, along with other first responders, were fed by the group at five different locations around San Antonio.
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  Chavez: "Cinco De Mayo Fights Were So Special"  
Julio Cesar Chavez says fighting on Cinco de Mayo was so special for him to connect with his fans as he joins Jessie Vargas in a special episode of ‘Peleamundo’.

The Mexican legend boxed countless times in Cinco de Mayo weekend and the month of May over his incredible career and speaking to host Jessie Vargas, the former three-weight World king discussed how it felt to fight for his people on that date, especially his rematch with Frankie Randall in 1994.
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  Undefeated Boxing Prospect Lamont Powell
Escaped 36-Bullet Shooting Without A Scratch Founded "Gloves Up, Guns Down" Charity
 
Undefeated super welterweight prospect Lamont "The Blessed One" Powell, based on a near death experience 2-½ years ago in Providence, could easily have "Lucky" as his nickname.

The 26-year-old Powell was a three-time Silver Mittens champion, who compiled a 45-4 amateur record, prior to turning two years ago. He is 5-0 (1 KO) as a professional but, due to the pandemic, he hasn't fought since last August, when he won a 4-round unanimous decision over 14-7-1 Ricardo Garcia.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Cinco De Nada
 
By William Trillo

In all honesty, once they put us all on lockdown I pretty much decided to ride this thing out completely off the radar and not utter a word until we all got released. I am sure many of you were glad I zipped my lips. But today thanks to everyones favorite Social Media page I was sent numerous reminders of how I spent this particular time over the course of the years. As you can guess it was all about Cinco De Mayo and boxing. Mayweather vs. Maidana and Canelo vs. Jacobs moments were all over my page. Getting a little nostalgic I realized what a good time I had at those events.
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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.

  Showtime Acquires Award-Winning
Documentary Ringside
 
SHOWTIME announced today it has acquired rights to the award-winning documentary RINGSIDE, which chronicles the dramatic upbringing of two boxing prodigies and follows the divergent paths they take as they navigate life’s uncertainties on the South Side of Chicago. Filmed over the course of nine years by award-winning director Andre Hörmann, RINGSIDE will premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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  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.

  Boxing Manager Ryan Roach -
Establishing His Own Identity
 
Boxing manager Ryan Roach is the latest member of New England's first family of boxing to be actively involved in the industry.

Roach, naturally, understands his last name translates into instant respect, credibility, and automatically doors open. However, he is determined to establish his own identity and make a name for himself, rather than ride the coattails of his famous uncle, 7-time Trainer of the Year and Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.
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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.

  Liam Smith: "I Want Brook, But I Won’t Chase Him"  
Liam Smith says he would love to fight Kell Brook, but warned that he won’t chase the Sheffield star as he is the latest guest on Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.

Former WBO World Super-Welterweight king Smith (29-2-1 16 KOs) is plotting his route to becoming a two-time World champion, and the 31 year old wants that route to include a huge all-British fight with Brook, the former IBF Welterweight ruler.
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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.

  Three Lions Promotions Exploring
Televised Closed-Door Events
 
As the weekend comes and goes, Hamilton fight fans will no doubt be reflecting upon the postponed Three Lions Promotions (TLP) card, originally slated for Saturday, May 2. Hometown hopeful Jessie "Rock" Wilcox would have faced Andres "Pitufo" Viera (10-2-0, 8KOs) of Mercedes, Uruguay, for the WBC USNBC Super Welterweight Championship at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The undercard boasted Ryan Rozicki, Carolyn Redmond, and Antonio Napolitano. Although things are on hold for now, TLP Managing Director Daniel Otter is currently weighing a number of options to get Hamilton boxing rolling again.
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  Star Trainers Roach, Garcia & Rozier
View The Pandemic "From The Corner"
 
Star trainers Freddie Roach, Robert Garcia and Andre Rozier join Chris Mannix in a new show on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel as they view the COVID-19 pandemic and the return of the sport ‘From The Corner’.

Boxing has been hit as hard as any sport as fighters kick their heels waiting to hear when they will be back between the ropes, and as the trio of the sport’s elite coaches told Chris Mannix, they know that they have a key role in how their fighters return at their peak.
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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.

  Smith & Saunders "Make Sense" For Jacobs  
Daniel Jacobs is targeting Super-Middleweight champions Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders as he told the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ the steps he needs to take to reach the hall of fame.

Jacobs (36-3 30 KOs) took his first step on the path to two-weight World glory in December when he defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on a wild night in Phoenix, Arizona, with Jacobs marking his arrival at 168lbs by forcing Chavez Jr to retire on his stool after five rounds.
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  Martinez: "I Would Love A Big Fight In Mexico"  
Julio Cesar Martinez says he would love to box in Mexico as a World champion as he plots his future in the latest episode of ‘Peleamundo’.

Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) has seen his stock rise dramatically over the last year, with a win over Andrew Selby in March in Mexico followed by his controversial clash with Charlie Edwards in London in August, a thrilling World title win over Cristofer Rosales in December and a cracking battle in his first defense against Jay Harris in February.
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  Cordina: "I’m Close To World Title Action"  
Joe Cordina has plotted his route to becoming a World champion and revealed on Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ that he thinks he could be just three fights from ruling the world.

Cordina (11-0 7 KOs) moved down to Super-Featherweight in his last outing in November where he landed the WBA Continental title with a classy display in Monte Carlo against Mario Tinoco.
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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.

  Boston Boxing Promotions
Postpones Event Due To Pandemic
 
Boston Boxing Promotions has postponed its next professional boxing event originally scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020, due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The new date for the event will be Friday, August 14, 2020, at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham, New Hampshire. Doors are scheduled to open at 7 pm with first fight at 8 pm.
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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.

  Brace Yourselves For Boxing Greats At WBC Talks  
By Mauricio Sulaimán / WBC President – Son of José Sulaimán

I had the great pleasure of holding talks, one on one, with two all-time Boxing Greats … Julio César Chávez and Sugar Ray Leonard … during the dynamics called WBC Talks, which are done through the WBC University with the support from LiberQuaré.

These are informal conversations, totally relaxed, and in which we simply remember the courses, passages and routes of their lives inside and outside of the ring.
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  Oscar Valdez Targeting Miguel Berchelt
For Super Featherweight Supremacy
 
Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez has one name on the brain when boxing resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic: WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt. Valdez moved up in weight last November, rising from a second-round knockdown to knock out last-minute replacement Adam Lopez.

Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) is riding out the pandemic at his ranch in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This is what he had to say about Berchelt and other topics to Top Rank’s Crystina Poncher.
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  Uzbekistan Rising Star Israil Madrimov Wants World Champion Jeison Rosario Upon Boxing’s Return  
Uzbek star Israil ‘The Dream’ Madrimov, (5-0, 5 KOs), is in his native Uzbekistan staying in shape for when boxing returns and is emphatic about what the next steps in his career should be.

“I’m ready now to fight for a world title fight,” said the 25-year-old Madrimov, currently slotted at #2 in the junior middleweight rankings by the World Boxing Association. “I want to face the WBA champion Jeison Rosario next, he had a great victory over Julian Williams but I’m very confident I can beat him. I will aim for a world title fight when boxing returns and I am more motivated than ever.”
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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.

  Born To Box: Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini  
As the son of a prizefighter, International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee ("Class of 2015") Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was born to box, and the Youngstown, Ohio fighter climbed to the top of the sport's mountain, capturing the World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight title in 1982.

Mancini's father, the late Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxed professionally from 1937 to 1947, compiling a 46-12-3 (16 KOs) pro record. Lenny was the No. 1 ranked lightweight in the world in 1941 and considered a future world champion. However, his dream was sadly shattered when he was wounded during World War II. He returned to boxing after being discharged, but his physical issues due to the wound prevented him from fulfilling his once vast potential.
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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

  Reynoso: "Martinez Will Unify At Flyweight –
And Then Meet Estrada And Chocolatito"
 
Eddy Reynoso says Julio Cesar Martinez will aim to unify the Flyweight division before moving to Super-Flyweight for blockbuster bouts against the likes of Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, as the Ring Magazine trainer of the year maps out Martinez’s path on this weekend’s episode of ‘Peleamundo’.
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  Top USA Amateur Boxers Adjusting To Life Without Fights & Waiting Another Year For Olympics Shot  
Amateur boxing, as in the professional ranks, has been shut-down worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic. USA Boxing members are adjusting to these challenging and trying times all across the country.

Gyms and schools are closed, tournaments suspended, and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed a year. Members of the Elite Qualification, Youth and Junior High Performance teams are home rather than in Colorado Springs training at the state-of-art United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center.
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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.

  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.

  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.

  Sullivan Barrera Still Training For Kovalev,
Biggest Fight Of His Career
 
Saturday night was supposed to be make or break for Sullivan Barrera. The former world title challenger was supposed to face Sergey Kovalev on April 25th in a DAZN streamed main event that would have been contested at a catchweight of 180 pounds.

Of course the coronavirus halted all professional sports in the United States from the middle of March through at least the end of April. Despite the uncertainty of when the fight will take place, the 38-year-old light heavyweight continues to train in hopes that the fight is rescheduled for a summer date.
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  Round 12: Memorable Week Of WBC Talks  
By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / President WBC

Last week was great, and I would like to share a summary of the most interesting of our WBC Talks.

These video conferences we do every day, in English and Spanish, help to keep the boxing community interacting, engaged, learning and having fun, with the many anecdotes, laughter and wonderful stories.
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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).

  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.

  Emanuel Navarrete Looks Ahead
To Future At 122 & 126 Pounds
 
WBO junior featherweight king Emanuel Navarrete is the world's busiest world champion, a 25-year-old pressure fighter who is proud to represent his Mexican heritage at the sport's highest level. From May 2019 to February 2020, when he knocked out Jeo Santisima on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II card, he defended his world title five times.
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  Impact Boxing To Launch New Weekly Series In May  
With everything on hold in the world due to the covid-19 coronavirus, there hasn't been any movement for new sports programming on any major television or streaming platform. The sport of boxing's newest participant, Impact Boxing will be the first in the industry to get back to work.

Stars and Champions: The Effects of Covid-19 In Sports And Boxing debuts on May 8th at 1030 pm eastern. The series will run for 6 weeks to give everyone a look into how the virus has effected the lives of professional athletes, promoters, medical staff, executives and also discuss the future of live events.
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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

  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.

  Juan Francisco Estrada: "I Will Get Revenge
In Chocolatito Unification Rematch"
 
Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez are hunting a blockbuster unification rematch – and Estrada told Gonzalez in the first ever episode of ‘Peleamundo’, premiering this Sunday on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel, that he is confident of settling the score if the pair can meet again.

Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) and Gonzalez (49-2 41 KOs) both regained their World champion status in stunning fashion in recent outings, with Estrada beating Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a rematch to regain the WBC and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight belts last April and ‘Chocolatito’ rolling back the years to rip the WBA strap from previously unbeaten Brit Kal Yafai in Dallas in February with a clinical ninth round KO win.
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  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.

  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.

  Ali vs. Frazier Trilogy Headlines Special
Encore Boxing Presentation On ESPN
 
This Saturday, April 18, will be a day of classic boxing on ESPN when the network airs 11 consecutive hours of the sweet science starting at 12 noon ET. This special presentation will showcase some of the greatest bouts of all time, including the epic trilogy between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Ali-Frazier I has never been aired before on ESPN platforms and has not aired on U.S. television in nearly 30 years (August 1991).
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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.

  Round 12: Synergy In Boxing  
By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / WBC President

While we are still alert and active, albeit prudently staying at home, diligently, imaginatively and intelligently trying to keep the boxing community connected through WBC Talks and WBC Workouts, some boxing issues are already occurring.

Devin Haney has asked the WBC for his reinstatement as WBC world lightweight champion, because he has already healed, and it is not necessary for him to continue as champion in recess.
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  Miguel Berchelt Ready For All-Mexican
Showdown Against Oscar Valdez
 
His message is crystal clear. WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (37-1, 33 KOs) wants all the big names. Whether it’s fellow Mexican action star Oscar Valdez, IBF champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, WBA champion Rene Alvarado, WBO champion and promotional stablemate Jamel Herring, or lightweight standouts Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis, Berchelt is itching to get back to action.
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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.

  Unhappy Birthday Coming Up For Undefeated Lightweight Prospect Jamaine Ortiz  
Even in his wildest dreams, undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth World lightweight champion Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (13-0, 7 KOs) never could have ever imagined that his 24th birthday, later this month, would fall smack in the middle of a worldwide health pandemic.
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  World Champion Jose Ramirez &
Central Valley Community Leaders
Join Forces To Assist Agricultural Workers
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 last month, declaring a state of emergency ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home “except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.”

Agriculture is considered one of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, with agricultural workers critical to keeping our daily lives functioning. The hardworking members of the Central Valley who work in the fields, packing houses, processing plants, dairies, animal farms, and other supporting industries make up this critical infrastructure.
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  Bout Between Mairis Briedis & Yuniel Dorticos
Set For May 16 In Riga/Latvia Cancelled
 
WBSS is monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation. Under the current circumstances, a feasible date for the WBSS Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos is out of reach.

The final for the Muhammad Ali Trophy was originally scheduled to take place on 21 March 2020 in Riga, Latvia, and then rearranged for 16 May 2020 due to the spreading of COVID-19 – in line with the measures put in effect by the Latvian government to contain the disease. On 7 April 2020, the Latvian government extended the state of emergency and the containment measures until at least 12 May 2020.
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  Unified Super Lightweight World Champion
Jose Ramirez Wants All The Belts
 
WBC/WBO super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez is staying ready. The 2012 U.S. Olympian has not fought since knocking out Maurice Hooker last July in a title unification bout. He was supposed to fight Viktor Postol Feb. 2 in China (Feb. 1 prime time in the U.S.), but it became the first major bout to be impacted by COVID-19. The May 9 makeup date in Fresno also fell by the wayside.
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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).

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz Weighs In On
Devin Haney’s WBC Petition To Face Javier
Fortuna Immediately Upon Boxing’s Return
 
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz is issuing the following statement regarding Lightweight Champion in Recess Devin Haney’s WBC petition to face number one contender Javier Fortuna immediately when boxing resumes.

Last December, Haney underwent shoulder surgery, which prompted the WBC to designate him a champion in recess during his recovery and order a fight between their top two contenders, The Dominican Republic’s Javier Fortuna and England’s Luke Campbell, for the vacant lightweight championship.
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  A Remarkable Boxing Journey Like No Other
1972 Olympic Gold Medalist "Sugar" Ray Seales
 
Imagine being the lone boxer from your country to capture an Olympic gold medal, only days after the infamous Munich massacre. Now imagine also having won a remarkable 338 of 350 amateur matches, having fought a trilogy as a professional with "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, being declared legally blind in both eyes (having entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. pickup a six-figure medical bill), regaining sight in one eye, then working as a teacher of autistic students for 17 years.
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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.

  Round 12: Create A Habitat At Home  
By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / WBC President

The world of sport and entertainment is frozen worldwide and consequently, there is no boxing.

I decided to work more than ever. The key has been to get up every day with an action plan to follow, and every night, review what has been achieved.
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  Dmitry Bivol Calls For Super Middleweight
World Title Showdown With Canelo Alvarez
 
WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol, (17-0, 11 KOs), has once again called for the opportunity to drop one weight class and battle ‘Pound-for-Pound’ and Super Middleweight World Champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, (53-1-2, 38 KOs), emphasizing that he is ready to fight on the first available date when boxing returns.

“I’ve said now for over a year that I’m ready, willing and able to move down to super middleweight and fight Canelo,” said Bivol. “I have been training throughout the COVID-19 crisis and have watched on social media that Canelo has as well.”
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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.

  Sampson Lewkowicz Ready To Promote WBC
Super Middleweight Champion David Benavidez Homecoming Title Defense When Pandemic Ends
 
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has secured a promoter’s license from the Arizona Department of Gaming with the aim of Sampson Boxing promoting undefeated WBC Super Middleweight World Champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez’s virus-postponed homecoming defense against Roamer Alexis Angulo as soon as conditions return to favorable for live events.
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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.

  Ali & Tyson Fights Headline 7-Hour
Block Of Classic Fights On ESPN2
 
This Tuesday, April 7, will be a night of heavyweight legends on ESPN2 when the network airs a special programming lineup featuring classic heavyweight fights. The seven-hour encore presentation will showcase some of the greatest heavyweight bouts of all time, including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III, Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas and Evander Holyfield vs. George Foreman.
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  Lomachenko On Teofimo Lopez: "He Holds My Belt"  
Unified lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko is riding out the COVID-19 pandemic in his native Ukraine, but the three-weight kingpin is chomping at the bit to get his hands on the division’s leading names, including IBF world champion Teofimo Lopez, WBC world champion Devin Haney and Gervonta “Tank” Davis.

Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) has not fought since last August’s unanimous decision victory over Luke Campbell in London. He has sat back and taken notice of Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs), the Brooklyn-born prodigy who has been outspoken in his desire to fight the pound-for-pound Picasso.
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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.

  Showtime Sports To Present Showtime Boxing Classics, Including Three Fight Of The Year
Winners, Beginning April 10 On Showtime
 
SHOWTIME Sports will continue to serve boxing fans during the current hiatus from live sports, announcing today SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS with regularly scheduled replays of legendary bouts from the network’s deep archive of world championship boxing. SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS will air on three consecutive Friday nights beginning April 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The telecasts will also be available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.
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  Two Trilogy Boxing Previews With Betting Odds  
As we patiently wait for the world to start turning once more, let’s look ahead to a couple of marquee boxing events that should rain as much entertainment as they do money: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III, and Alvarez vs. Golovkin III.

Four fighters will finally put to bed any doubt as to who is the better between each pair. Can a fleet-footed Fury dodge the deadly right hand of Wilder for another 12 rounds? Will Canelo bull his way through the mechanical precision of GGG once more?
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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.

  Impact Boxing Plans To Give Back With Free Event  
While entertainment and sports have suffered immense damage, society as a whole has suffered even worse. With well over two hundred thousand confirmed cases, thousands of deaths, and almost 7 million people unemployed, the impact of the covid-19 coronavirus is devastating to the masses.

Impact Boxing became the newest sports network on February 1st when they had their first live card that was headlined by former world champion Austin Trout. Over the past decade the Impact Network has spread love through daily faith based programming which has helped people get through hard times under the leadership of Bishop Wayne T Jackson and the management of Terry Arnold and Royal Jackson.
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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.

  Joshua vs. Pulev Postponed  
Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Titles against Mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday June 20 has been postponed.

A new date for the event promoted by Matchroom Boxing and 258 Management in association with Top Rank and Epic Sports Entertainment is currently being worked on. We will announce any updates in due course and continue to explore the possibility of hosting this fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


  Introducing Super Featherweight Jordan White  
When the world of boxing resumes, super featherweight prospect Jordan "Shortdog" White will be primed to ascend into elite status in the 130-pound division.

The 22 year-old native of Washington,DC has a record of 10-1 with eight knockouts.

White began boxing at the age of eight after his cousin, 2000 United States Olympian Clarence Vinson piqued the young White's interest in the sport.
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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.

  South Central LA To Gold: 1984 Olympic
Heavyweight Champion Henry Tillman
 
Capturing an Olympic gold medal is special but overcoming tremendous odds and winning it at home, never mind meeting your future wife, made it extraordinarily special for 1984 Olympic heavyweight champion Henry Tillman.

And beating Mike Tyson to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, not once but twice at the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials and 1984 U.S. Olympic Box-Offs, along with overcoming his background makes Tillman's life more than worthy of being shown on the silver screen.
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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.

  New York State Boxing HOF & Ring 8 Establish Fund To Assist Boxers & Boxing Personnel In New York  
The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) and Ring 8 jointly announced today a partnership to establish a COVID-19 fund to assist New York and New Jersey boxers and boxing personnel who are in financial need during the coronavirus pandemic.
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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.

  Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol Super
Lightweight World Title Bout Postponed
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WBC/WBO super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez’s scheduled May 9 title defense against Viktor Postol at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., has been postponed.

The rescheduled bout will take place at Save Mart Center, and tickets for the May 9 event will be valid for the rescheduled date. Ramirez and Postol were originally scheduled to fight Feb. 2 in China (Feb. 1 in the U.S), but when COVID-19 escalated in China, the bout was moved stateside.
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  From Ali To Fury:
Bob Arum Celebrates 54 Years In Boxing
 
Bob Arum started at the top, and he’s still here. A one-time practicing attorney who worked in the tax division for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Arum promoted his first card on March 29, 1966. Muhammad Ali defended his heavyweight world title at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens against Canadian challenger George Chuvalo and won a 15-round unanimous decision.
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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.

  Laila Ali Partners With Feeding America
To Combat Hunger During COVID-19
 
Laila Ali has partnered with ‘Feeding America’ during the Covid-19 crisis in their nationwide hunger relief efforts. First announced through social media on March 14, 2020, she has confirmed that through the month of March and at least through April, 100% of the profits from Laila Ali Spice Blends purchased through her interactive website, 'Laila Ali Lifestyle', will be donated directly to ‘Feeding America.’
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  Aaron Aponte Heads To The Professional Ranks
After Outstanding Amateur Boxing Career
 
Top Amateur Standout Aaron Aponte has entered the professional ranks enlisting the support of renowned manager Peter Kahn, it was announced today.

One of the most talked about amateurs in the United States with a record of 98-18, the 18-year-old Aponte joins a team that includes 17-year-old Xander Zayas and 16-year-old Trinidad Vargas as outstanding amateurs who headed towards the professional ranks at a young age.
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  Sampson Boxing, Paco Boxing Announce Postponement Of April 24 Event In Las Vegas  
Sampson Boxing and Paco Boxing regretfully announce the postponement of their boxing event, originally scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.

“Fight Night at the Cannery” was to have featured Argentina’s Alberto “Beto” Palmetta (13-1, 9 KOs) taking on Tijuana, Mexico’s Jorge Alberto “El Chihuas” Brito (13-1, 8 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight main event, as well as Colombia’s Yeis “El Tigre” Solano (15-0, 10 KOs) facing Dominican Republic’s also undefeated Starling “El Poli” Castillo (11-0, 8 KOs) in the 10-round super lightweight co-main and Montevideo, Uruguay power puncher Amilcar “Pety” Vidal (11-0, 10 KOs) against unbeaten Texan Donald Reed (8-0-1, 5 KOs) in the 10-round middleweight opener.
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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.

  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.

  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.

  Golden Boy To Debut New Behind-The-Scenes Documentary Series Entitled "Off The Canvas"  
Golden Boy, the leading media and entertainment brand, is proud to highlight a new edition to its extensive catalog of original content by launching a new documentary series entitled “Off the Canvas” on Monday, March 30 on DAZN.

The series will provide viewers with an intimate portrait of some of the most exciting contenders in the sport of boxing. “Off the Canvas” will center around the unique post-fight experience of a boxer as it showcases a behind-the-scenes look at their life immediately following a fight, whether its ends in victory, defeat or a draw.
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  Oscar De La Hoya & Millie Corretjer Donate
$250,000 To Adventist Health White Memorial
To Assist The Hospital With COVID-19 Expenses
 
The Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation and the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation today announced today the generous gift of $250,000 made by Oscar De La Hoya and Millie Corretjer to the Adventist Health White Memorial.

Oscar De La Hoya applies the same strength and determination to philanthropy that made him a legend in the boxing world. Oscar De La Hoya’s advocacy for the health and well-being of lives in East Los Angeles has been demonstrated many times through generous donations and the giving of their time.
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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.

  Showtime To Re-Air Historic Israel Vazquez
vs. Rafael Marquez Trilogy On March 28
 
SHOWTIME Sports will delve into its rich archive of historic boxing events to re-air the epic Israel Vázquez vs. Rafael Márquez trilogy this Saturday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The telecasts will also be available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.

The fierce Mexican rivals squared off in three consecutive award-winning fights which aired live on SHOWTIME in 2007 and 2008 before meeting for a fourth and final time in 2010. The first three bouts were all contested with the WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship on the line.
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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.

  Salita Promotions Announces Postponement
Of May 9 Shields vs. Dicaire Unification Battle
 
With the world currently focused on fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, Salita Promotions has made the decision to postpone and reschedule the Claressa Shields vs Marie-Eve Dicaire Undisputed World Championship fight, originally slated for May 9 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Mich., and live on SHOWTIME.
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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.

  Crawford, Fury, Teofimo Lopez, Michael Conlan
& Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Headline Special
Boxing Encore Presentation on ESPN2
 
Terence Crawford, Tyson Fury, Teofimo Lopez, Michael Conlan and the 2015 super-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will be showcased on ESPN2 Wednesday, March 25 as part of a five-hour fistic marathon.

The action will begin at 7 p.m. ET with WBO welterweight world champion Crawford’s April 2019 tour de force over former unified super lightweight world champion Amir Khan.
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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.

  Postponement Of The 4th Annual Atlantic City
Boxing Hall Of Fame Induction Weekend
 
Today we wish to inform all of our friends, family and supporters that after much deliberation, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame executive team, members and partners have determined to postpone the highly anticipated 4th Annual Induction Weekend, in association with BoxingCon, to the Fall of 2020. Due to the severity of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), our top priority is to protect the health, safety and well being for all of you, our domestic and international boxing family.
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  Mykquan Williams Staying In Boxing Shape As
Much As Possible Under Pandemic Conditions
 
Like most professional boxers, unbeaten super lightweight prospect "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams (15-0-1, 7 KOs) is making the most out of a incredibly challenging situation, as he prepares for his unknown future in boxing.

The coronavirus has shutdown boxing worldwide. Events are suspended indefinitely, boxers restricted in terms of training, and the immediate future remains tenuous at best.
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  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.

  Wilder vs. Fury II Special Encore Presentation
To Headline Action-Packed Evening On ESPN
 
ESPN will air the non-pay-per-view premier of the heavyweight rematch that captured the world’s attention last month. WBC and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy” King” Fury’s masterpiece victory over Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder will debut on ESPN, Monday March 23. ESPN will air the four-fight card beginning at 8 p.m. ET, which will be preceded by a special re-air presentation of Fury and Wilder’s disputed December 2018 draw (7 p.m. ET).
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  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.

  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
Beterbiev vs. Meng Postponed
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group, the Montrealer Yvon Michel, and his partner Bob Arum, from Top Rank Inc from Las Vegas. were supposed to present a WBC and IBF light heavyweight (175 pounds) championship of the world March 28 th at the Videotron Centre in Québec City, between the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev (15-0-0) (the champion) and the Chinese Fanlong Meng (15-0-0), but this event is officially postponed.
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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.

  Statement From Oscar De La Hoya On
The WBO's Decision To Reinstate Franchon
Crews-Dezurn As Its 168-Pound Champion
 
Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, has issued the following statement in response to World Boxing Organization’s decision to reinstate Franchon Crews-Dezurn as its Super Middleweight World Champion:

“Justice has been served. The WBO has made the correct decision by reinstating ‘The Heavy-Hitting Diva’ as its super middleweight world champion. Although these things take time, it is always great to see justice in action, especially in the sport that I love the most. We hope that others follow suit in recognizing her as the champion, and we look forward to her ring return in the near future.”


  New York State Boxing HOF Class Of 2020
Induction Ceremony Postponed Until Sept. 20
 
The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) announced today that its ninth annual induction dinner has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic from April 19th to September 20th at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Money already collected for tickets and journal ads may be used for the Sept. 20th event or returned in full upon request at point of purchase.
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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.

  Round 12: Two "Greats" Clashed In The Ring  
By Mauricio Sulaiman
Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President

I’m definitely not going to write anything about coronavirus, as you will find that in every channel, column, chat in what’s app, memes and general conversations with almost everyone.

Today we are going to talk about the phenomenon that two all-time Mexican Greats have achieved.

Julio César Chávez and Jorge “Travieso” Arce have given us two amazing exhibitions, going up to the ring to fight, with headgear and 16-ounce gloves for three scintillating rounds. The first was on November 23, 2019, in Tijuana, and took place due to the great, caring and generous humanity of both, as their goal was to raise funds to support former world champion José Luis Castillo with the medical expenses derived from the accident of ring that his son had during a sparring session.
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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.

  COVID-19: Matchroom Boxing
Postpone All Events In March & April
 
Following advice from the Government and the BBBoC relating to COVID-19, Matchroom Boxing have postponed all events scheduled to be taking place in March and April, including David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly at The O2 in London on March 28, Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez at the Utilita Arena Newcastle on April 4 and Terri Harper vs. Natasha Jonas at the Doncaster Dome on April 24.
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  Michel Golden Contract Chance
Delayed Due To COVID-19
 
Serge Michel (10-1, 7 KOs) will no longer compete in MTK Global’s Golden Contract semi-final this Friday night at the legendary York Hall in London due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Michel booked his place in the semi-final of the Golden Contract tournament with an excellent performance that saw him drop Tommy Philbin twice on route to a wide unanimous decision victory in December, and was due to find out his semi-final opponent at today’s live draw.
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  Three Lions Promotions Postpones May 2 Event  
In accordance with prevailing medical opinion regarding COVID19, Three Lions Promotions (TLP) is postponing its May 2 event at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The show, headlined by Jessie "Rock" Wilcox, is rescheduled for June 27 at the same venue.

"The medical community is urging social distancing," explained TLP Managing Director Daniel Otter. "A boxing event is a bustling environment, so it's best we hold off for a couple months to see how things unfold. We want to do everything possible to help prevent the continued spread of this virus."

Tickets already purchased for May 2 will be honoured on June 27 or, alternatively, ticket holders can receive a refund.


  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.

  April 17 "Catskills Clash" III
At Resorts World Catskills Postponed
 
Star Boxing announced today that its boxing show "Catskills Clash" III at Resorts World Catskills scheduled for Friday, April 17 will be postponed to a later date due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.

JOE DEGUARDIA, President of Star Boxing stated: "After consultation, we (Star Boxing and Resorts World Catskills) recognize that the safety of the boxers, fans and staffing is our ultimate concern and we join the rest of New York, and the World, in the collaborative effort to contain and fight this virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with all and we will advise of the rescheduled date in due time."

Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date or refunded at the original point of purchase should refund be desired.


  Upcoming Top Rank Events Postponed Through April  
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Top Rank has postponed all events scheduled for March and April. We are monitoring the situation closely and will reschedule the shows as soon as it’s safe and reasonable to do so.

“The health and safety of our fighters, staff and ESPN’s incredible production team is the most important thing as we plan our next steps,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “We look forward to the day when we can bring our loyal fans world-class boxing once again, but exercising caution is the most prudent thing to do at this moment.”


  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.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
"Round Zero", Boxing & The Coronavirus
 
By William Trillo

The first time I heard of The Corona Virus was back at the tail end of January 2020 when Top Rank Boxing decided to cancel and reschedule Jose Ramirez's junior welterweight title defense against Viktor Postol. The fight was set to take place Feb. 1 at Mission Hills Haikou resort in Haikou, China. As the story goes, Coronavirus concerns in China led to the rescheduling. At the time I thought to myself, “That’s a great idea, let’s nip this crap in the bud now before it gets out of control.”
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  Joint Statement From Queensberry Promotions,
Top Rank & MTK Global Regarding Tyson Fury
 
Due to the publication of a number of misleading and misrepresentative statements and articles made by third parties relating to Tyson Fury, the following statement is made jointly by MTK Global, Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions.

Tyson Fury is the globally recognized No. 1 Heavyweight in the world and the current Lineal, WBC and Ring Magazine champion. Tyson is contracted to a third fight with former WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.
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  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.

  Matchroom Boxing USA Exploring
Options For Prograis & Hooker Clash
 
Matchroom Boxing USA’s event at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Friday April 17 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Former World Super-Lightweight champions Regis Prograis and Maurice Hooker were due to meet in Maryland along with undisputed World Welterweight champion Cecilia Brækhus defending her titles against Jessica McCaskill, while Croatian Heavyweight Filip Hrgović was set to take on Jerry Forrest and Olympic gold medal man Daniyar Yeleussinov had his sights set on former unified World champion Julius Indongo.

Matchroom Boxing USA is exploring alternative options around staging the event, including on a rescheduled date.

Fans should visit their point of sale for ticket refunds.


  Gigliotti To Rematch Bricks At Primetime
Boxing Event In Windham, NH
 
Boston Boxing Promotions has announced a four-round welterweight rematch between Haverhill's Harry Gigliotti and New York's Robert Bricks for Friday, June 5, 2020, at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, New Hampshire.

The first time they fought, Gigliotti was able to use angles and outbox Bricks in spurts to win a unanimous decision. There were, however, intermittent stretches of the two fighters standing in front of each other slugging it out with punch after punch. The crowd was brought to its feet with roaring applause.
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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.

  Brandun Lee Continues Impressive Start To
Career With Third-Round TKO Over Camilo Prieto
 
Photos: Credit Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Undefeated 20-year-old super lightweight prospect Brandun Lee continued the impressive start to his career by scoring a third-round TKO over 33-year-old challenger Camilo Prieto in the ShoBox: The New Generation main event Friday night from Hinckley Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minn.
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  Usyk vs. Chisora Press Conference Quotes  
Eddie Hearn:
"Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for making it to central London today amongst the madness. We are all systems go, May 23rd, O2 Arena, huge huge Heavyweight clash between WBO No.1, the Mandatory Challenger for the Heavyweight Championship of the World Oleksandr Usyk against Derek ‘WAR’ Chisora.
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  COVID-19: Team Sauerland
Cancel Event On April 4 In Hamburg
 
Due to the global spread of COVID-19, Team Sauerland and Universum Boxpromotion have cancelled their upcoming night of boxing on April 4th in Hamburg.

For both promoters, the health and safety of the athletes and everyone else present is the top priority. Even an event without spectators exposes them to unnecessary risks.

We thank everyone for their understanding and we will work with our partners to determine when and in what form the event can be rescheduled.


  WBSS Cruiserweight Final In Latvia
Postponed To May 16 Due To COVID-19
 
The WBSS Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos scheduled for March 21 in Riga is postponed to May 16 due to the current situation with the Coronavirus.

Local authorities in Latvia have adopted comprehensive measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, events with more than 200 people present have been prohibited until April 14.
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  "Fight Night In Framingham" Postponed  
"Fight Night In Framingham", scheduled to be held (Mar. 20) at Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts, has been postponed indefinitely due to growing safety and health concerns associated with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

All tickets sold in advance may be refunded at point of purchase, either online at EverBrite.com, or through the individual fighters.


  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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Promoter Camille Estephan Forced To
Cancel His Three Boxing Shows In March
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, the Montrealer Camille Estephan, was planning to present three boxing shows at the Montréal Casino in March,12th,14th and 21st, but all these events has been officially cancelled by the Québec government, because the risks of the Coronavirus contamination.
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  Thompson Boxing's Night Of Champions
Event Cancelled Due To Coronavirus
 
We regretfully must cancel our annual Night of Champions dinner and private show set for Saturday, March 14, due to COVID-19 virus that is affecting the world. The California State Athletic Commission, which sanctions all professional combative sports, is adhering to the recommendations of Governor Gavin Newsom and has cancelled all events through the end of the month.

No new date has been set for Night of Champions as we will use common sense and protect our boxers, staff and fans.


  Update: Stevenson vs. Marriaga &
Conlan vs. Preciado Cards Postponed
 
After close consultation with the New York State Athletic Commission, it has been determined that Saturday’s and Tuesday’s events cannot proceed in light of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Top Rank will work with the Commission to reschedule the events as soon as it is safe for all involved.

The health and safety of the fighters and their teams, and everyone involved in the promotion of these events, necessitated taking this step.

We thank everyone for their understanding, and we will continue to work with our broadcast/venue partners and state and local officials to decide when the time is right to return.


  Weights From Hinckley, Minnesota - ShoBox  
Brandun Lee 141.75 vs. Camilo Prieto 141.5
Brian Norman Jr. 146.5 vs. Flavio Rodriguez 146.25
Alejandro Guerrero 135.25 vs. Jose Angulo 135.5
Aram Avagyan 125.75 vs. Dagoberto Aguero 125.25

Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, Minnesota
Promoter: Salita Promotions/D&D Boxing/Rapacz Boxing


  Statement From Oscar De La Hoya On Suspension
Of Combative Sports Events In California
 
“This morning, we were informed by the California State Athletic Commission that all combative sports events have been cancelled for the month of March due to concerns regarding COVID-19,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Therefore, our March 19 and March 28 events, which were scheduled at Avalon Hollywood and the Forum respectively, have officially been postponed. We will work with state and local officials as well as our venue and broadcast partners to determine the best course of action with respect to these and other upcoming events, both in California and elsewhere.”
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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.

  Claressa Shields Faces IBF Super Welterweight Champion Marie-Eve Dicaire With All Four Major Belts On The Line In 154-Pound Unification Bout May 9  
Undefeated three-division world champion Claressa Shields will attempt to become the first boxer in the four-belt era to become an undisputed world champion in two weight divisions when she faces unbeaten IBF Super Welterweight Champion Marie-Eve Dicaire in a 154-pound unification bout on Saturday, May 9, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Mich.
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  Tyrone James & Anthony Laureano
Set To Feature At "Catskills Clash" III
 
Star Boxing's "Catskills Clash" returns to Monticello, New York at the beautiful Resorts World Catskills for the third edition of boxing's resurgence in the historic Catskills, on April 17. Top undefeated boxing talent from New York, Connecticut and even Ireland will showcase their skill at Catskills Clash III.

The card will feature undefeated rising star, "THE JACKPOT" TYRONE "PRETTY BOY" JAMES (Elmont, NY 11-0 8KO's). As a standout amateur, James was a five-time Junior Olympic Champion, as well as a Nebraska Golden Gloves champion.
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  Apti Davtaev Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated heavyweight power puncher Apti Davtaev talked about the skills he has developed while training at the famed Kronk Gym in Detroit as he prepares to take on veteran Lucas Browne in the 10-round co-main event live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) Saturday, March 28 from Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Baraou Defends WBC Title Against Klappert  
Team Sauerland’s exciting contender Abass Baraou (9-0, 6 KOs) will defend his WBC International Super Welterweight title against his countryman Nick Klappert (28-3, 15 KOs) at the Work Your Champ Arena on April 4th in Hamburg, Germany.

Baraou’s tenth professional contest will be the first under the guidance of his new trainer Adam Booth, having moved from Berlin to the UK to link up with the highly regarded coach at the new Boxing Booth Gym in Surrey, England.
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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.

  Boxeo Telemundo Returns This Friday With
WBC International Title Bout Live On Telemundo
 
Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., wraps up its first season of 2020 this Friday, March 13 at 11:35 p.m. ET, live on Telemundo, featuring two flyweights as they battle for the vacant WBC International title. Adrian “Gatico” Curiel will square off against former “Cinturon De Oro” champion Hugo “Verdugo” Guarneros, live from Mexico City.
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  Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Announces
It’s Illustrious 2020 Induction Class
 
illustrious cast of boxing legends were inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame today at the Fernando Vargas Fighting Foundation in Las Vegas. The 8th Annual Induction Weekend happens August 7th & 8th, 2020 at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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  Marcos Hernandez Talks Upcoming
Showdown Against James Kirkland & More
 
“Madman” Marcos Hernandez will look to put himself back into contention for a world title when he takes on hard-hitting James Kirkland in the FS1 PBC Fight Night main event and on FOX Deportes this Saturday, March 14 from MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

A Fresno, California native, Hernandez (14-3-1, 3 KOs) has made improvements in his most recent training camp with head coach Henry Ramirez that he believes will help him get by Kirkland and leap forward in his career.
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  Nathan Millier Stalks Fourteenth Win Against
Victor Manuel Palacios This Saturday In Moncton
 
On Saturday, March 14, Nathan "Timberwolf" Millier (13-2-2, 8KOs) of Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, returns against Mexican veteran Victor Manuel Palacios (16-17-2, 8KOs) of Guadalajara for eight rounds or less at the Lion's Club in Moncton, New Brunswick. The show marks Millier's debut as a promoter, organizing six fights under his new Timberwolf Promotions banner.
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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.

  Teah Decisions Nzau In Front
Of Packed Crowd In Philly
 
This past Saturday night, junior welterweight Samuel Teah won a six-round unanimous decision over Dieumerci Nzau in front of a sold-out crowd at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The successful show, which was attended by many members of the boxing community as well as well as WWE superstars, was the inaugural card staged by RDR Promotions.
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  Undefeated WBC Super Middleweight
World Champion David Benavidez Defends
Title Against Roamer Alexis Angulo April 18
 
Live On SHOWTIME® Saturday, April 18 In A Premier Boxing Champions Event From Arizona Federal Theatre In Phoenix

Undefeated WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Davíd “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez will defend his title on Saturday, April 18 in his hometown of Phoenix, Ariz. against former world title challenger Roamer Alexis Angulo, live on SHOWTIME from Arizona Federal Theatre headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol & Jose Pedraza vs.
Javier Molina Super Lightweight Doubleheader May 9
 
It took a little longer than expected, but WBC/WBO super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez, the pride of California’s Central Valley, is set to return. Ramirez will defend his titles against mandatory challenger and former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol Saturday, May 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, a short drive from Ramirez’s hometown of Avenal. Ramirez and Postol were set to fight Feb. 1 in China, but the bout was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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  Hrgović Faces Forrest On April 17 In Maryland  
Filip Hrgović (10-0, 8 KOs) will face Jerry Forrest (26-3, 20 KOs) on April 17 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland as the fast rising Heavyweight star looks to continue his climb up the World rankings with a victory over the hard-hitting Louisianan, live on DAZN in the US and RTL in Croatia.

Hrgović, currently ranked No. 8 with the IBF, No. 9 with the WBC and No.15 with the WBO, is back in the ring following an emphatic third round knockout win over former two-time World title challenger Eric Molina at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia, which ended a successful year for the big punching Croatian.
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  Hollywood Fight Nights Returns
To The Avalon March 29
 
Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions and Roy Jones Jr. Promotions present the tenth evening of the acclaimed ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’® series emanating from the legendary AVALON in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The event will be live streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT, and is headlined by Fast Rising Welterweight Star, Brian Ceballo, (11-0-0, 6 KOs) of New York City facing Heavy-Handed Texan Brian ‘Sweet’ Jones, (15-11, 9 KOs), of Clarksville, Texas.
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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.

 

Robert Helenius TKO 4 Adam Kownacki
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Including:
Robert Helenius TKO 4 Adam Kownacki
Efe Ajagba TKO 9 Razvan Cojanu
Frank Sanchez W UD 10 Joey Dawejko
Zachary Ochoa W UD 8 Angel Sarinana
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  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.

  Oscar Duarte Brutally Stops Andres Garcia  
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Lightweight contender Oscar Duarte (19-1-1, 14 KOs) delivered a spectacular hometown performance tonight by scoring a brutal knockout win over Andres Garcia (13-3-1, 8 KOs) at 1:02 of the fifth round to capture the vacant NABF Lightweight Title in the scheduled 10-round main event of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch. The event, which featured three battles between Mexico and Colombia, took place at The Gimnasio Municipal in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico and was streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
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  Parker Wins Sensational Fight To Lift The
WBO International Super Middleweight Title
 
Derbyshire’s Zach Parker (19-0, 13 KOs) sealed a career best performance with an emphatic 11th round TKO victory over WBO No.1 ranked contender Rohan Murdock (24-2, 17 KOs) at the Manchester Arena.

Parker, a former British Champion, added another belt to his trophy haul as he was crowned the WBO International Super Middleweight Champion and has edged closer to a shot at the current WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders.
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  Dutchover Headlines Night Of Champions  
Lightweight prospect Michael “West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (13-1, 10 KOs), will take the top spot on Thompson Boxing's “Night Of Champions" event on Saturday, March 14th, live from the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, CA.

Dutchover faces the powerful, upset-minded fighter, Rafael “Guerrerito” Reyes (18-10, 14 KOs) in an eight-round main event bout. Michael Dutchover is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions.
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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.

  Josh O'Reilly Defends NABA Crown Against Golden Garcia In Showdown Of Undefeated Canadians May 9  
On Saturday, May 9, United Boxing Promotions (UBP) presents Josh "Dubs" O'Reilly (16-0-0, 6KOs) of Hamilton, Ontario, defending his NABA lightweight championship and top-ten world ranking against undefeated Montreal prospect Golden Garcia (11-0-2, 6KOs) at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
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  Jessie Wilcox & Andres Viera Clash For The
WBC USNBC Crown On May 2 In Hamilton
 
On Saturday, May 2, Three Lions Promotions (TLP) presents Hamilton's own Jessie "Roc" Wilcox (15-0-2, 9KOs) in a ten round clash for the WBC USNBC Super Welterweight Championship against Andres "Pitufo" Viera (10-2-0, 8KOs) of Mercedes, Uruguay, at the Hamilton Convention Centre. “It’s always great when it's an international contest like this," explained TLP Managing Director Daniel Otter. "Both guys want to perform well for their respective countries. The winner will improve their standing in the WBC rankings, moving one step closer to the world champs."
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Samuel Teah 140.8 lbs vs. Dieumerci Nzau 139.7
Brandon Robinson 169.4 vs. Josue Obando 171
Nahir Albright 136.2 vs. Andrew Rodgers 141.5
Victor Medina 117.1 vs. Michael Stoute 118.5
Naheem Parker 138.9 vs. Anthony Carter 139.1
Rashiem Jefferson 125 vs. Nathan Benichou 125.7
LaQuan Evans 154 vs. Anthony Young 150.4
Nafear Charles 135 vs. Joseph Santana 132.3
Ryan Umberger 155 vs. Estevan Payan 155

Venue: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
Promoter: RDR Promotions


  DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing
Heads To Atlantic City, NJ On March 19
 
DiBella Entertainment's acclaimed Broadway Boxing series, celebrating its 17th year, has moved its scheduled March 12 event in Miami, FL, to Thursday, March 19 at the Showboat Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event will still be headlined by Ghanaian lightweight contender Emmanuel "The Gameboy" Tagoe (31-1, 15 KOs) battling Filipino veteran Rey "The Technician" Perez (24-11, 8 KOs) and live streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
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  Top Prospects Josue Vargas, Julian Rodriguez, Paddy Donovan & Christopher Zavala Added To Michael Conlan’s St. Patrick’s Day Garden Party March 17  
Before Irish sensation Michael "Mick" Conlan enters the ring against Colombian slugger Belmar Preciado in front of a raucous St. Patrick’s Day crowd at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET), many of the sport’s brightest young stars will look to steal the holiday spotlight.
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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.

  Weights From Manchester, England - DAZN  
Scott Quigg 129.5 vs. Jono Carroll 130
Zach Parker 167.25 vs. Rohan Murdock 167.5
Hughie Fury 238.5 vs. Pavel Sour 243.25
Anthony Fowler 156.25 vs. Theophilus Tetteh 155.25
Jack Cullen 161.75 vs. Tomas Reynoso 162

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  Oscar Duarte vs. Andres Garcia
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Oscar Duarte (18-1, 13 KOs) and Andres Garcia (13-2-1, 8 KOs) hosted their final press conference today at the J. Quissime Restaurant Bar in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico ahead of their 10-round fight for the vacant NABF Lightweight Title. The event will take place Saturday, Mar. 7 at The Gimnasio Municipal in Chihuahua, Mexico and will be streamed live on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
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  World Heavyweight Contender Lou Savarese
To Be Inducted Into New York State Boxing HOF
 
World heavyweight title challenger and two-time New York Golden Gloves champion Lou Savarese (46-7, 38 KOs) is living the dream, as they say, preparing for his upcoming induction into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF).

As one of the 28-member Class of 2020, the popular Savarese will be formally inducted at the ninth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner, Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 19, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
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  Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Issah Samir & The Return Of Oscar Rivas Headline Beterbiev vs. Meng Undercard In Quebec City March 28  
Janibek Alimkhanuly will bring his brand of “Qazaq Style” north of the border. Alimkhanuly, the latest middleweight sensation from Kazakhstan, will defend his WBO Global and WBC Continental Americas belts in a 10-rounder against fellow unbeaten Issah Samir on Saturday, March 28 at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada.

Alimkhanuly-Samir will open the ESPN-televised doubleheader (10 p.m. ET) featuring WBC/IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev’s title defense against mandatory challenger Meng Fanlong.
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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.

  Sergey Kovalev To Battle Sullivan Barrera In Main Event Of International Proportions On April 25  
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs), the former light heavyweight champion and one of the most dangerous punchers in recent years, will return against former world title challenger Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) in a 12-round cruiserweight battle. The card will feature pugilists from four different continents fighting for championship belts from all four major sanctioning organizations. The event will take place Saturday, April 25 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Samuel Teah Looks To Continue Winning Ways
On Saturday Night At 2300 Arena In Philadelphia
 
USBA Junior Welterweight champion Samuel Teah is not taking his opponent, Diemurci Nzau lightly for their scheduled six-round non-title main event the fight this Saturday night at The 2300 Arena in
Philadelphia.

Teah of Philadelphia, who has a record of 16-3-1 with seven knockouts is coming off a 10-round majority decision over Sonny Fredrickson to win the crown in November knows that a win on Saturday night will lead him to a possible big opportunity.
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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.

  Parker & Murdock Head To Head For The First Time  
WBO No.2 ranked contender Zach Parker (18-0, 12 KOs) came face to face with No.1 ranked Rohan Murdock (24-1, 17 KOs) for the first time at today’s press conference ahead of their super middleweight clash on Saturday March 7th at the Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel played host to the final press conference where the undefeated former British Champion Parker was in high spirits speaking to the assembled media as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career.
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  Sam Clarkson Jr. vs. Israel Duffus For Ring Of Hope’s "Night To Fight" On March 7 In Irving, TX  
Fort Worth born-and-bred boxer Sam Clarkson Jr. was highly motivated by the wrong forces growing up. He was heading down dangerous Dallas roads, ones that could potentially not only derail his life, but spoil his boxing talents as well.

Before the Cedar Hill native found the sweet science at the age of 17, he was already going in and out of jail.
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  Anthony Young To Take On Jorge Martin Garcia
In Co-Feature March 7 At Ballys Atlantic City
 
Local favorite Anthony "Juice" Young will take on Jorge Martin Garcia in the eight-round welterweight co-feature bout, this Saturday night, March 7th at Ballys Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

The show, which is promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions will be headlined by a eight-round South Jersey Super Middleweight Showdown between Derrick Webster (28-2, 14 KOs) of Glassboro and Gabriel Pham (11-2, 5 KOs) of Atlantic City.
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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.

  Diego Pacheco Remains Undefeated
With Shutout Win Over Oscar Riojas
 
This past Saturday night, one of boxing's top prospects remained undefeated as super middleweight Diego Pacheco scored a shutout six-round unanimous decision over 34-fight veteran Oscar Riojas at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

The 18 year-old Pacheco, who is managed by Split-T Management, took his time against the durable Riojas. Standing 6'4", Pacheco worked behind a jab that continuously found it's target, for which Pacheco was able to follow with solid right hands. Pacheco won every round on all three judges scorecards to the tune of 60-54 tallies on all cards.
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  Parker Aiming For Top Spot Against Murdock  
Zach Parker has his sights set on Super Middleweight supremacy as the undefeated former British Champion looks to earn his first World Title shot when he takes on Australia’s Rohan Murdock this Saturday, March 7th at the Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

Parker (18-0, 12 KOs), ranked No.2 with the WBO, says he is in the shape of his life ahead of his crunch clash with the WBO No.1 Murdock (24-1, 17 KOs). The 25-year-old is relishing a return to Manchester, where he has previously enjoyed success, and is adamant his name will top the 168 lbs pile after March 7th.
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  Edgar Berlanga Aims to Extend First-Round KO Streak LIVE on ESPN+ March 14:  
Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga (13-0, 13 KOs), the Puerto Rican puncher who calls Brooklyn home and has 13 first-round knockouts to begin his pro career, will return in an eight-round super middleweight bout Saturday, March 14 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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  Aliu Bamidele Lasisi vs. Norbelto Jimenez
& Danny Dignum vs. Alfredo Meli Headline
Pair Of Weekend Cards On ESPN+
 
International boxing returns to ESPN+ this weekend with a pair of #MTKFightNight cards featuring many of the sport’s up-and-comers and a world champion on the comeback trail.

The traveling roadshow hits Caesars Palace Dubai on Friday, as the unbeaten Aliu Bamidele Lasisi will make the first defense of his WBC International super flyweight title in a 10-rounder against two-time world title challenger Norbelto Jimenez. Lasisi-Jimenez will headline a scheduled five-fight stream beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The full undercard will be available in both English and Spanish.
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  Kahn & Delossantos Headline March 12
Edition Of 'Thursday Night Fights'
 
A rare assemblage of talent headlines CES Boxing’s upcoming showcase March 12 at Twin River Casino Hotel in a special edition of the promotion’s long-running "Thursday Night Fights" series.

Next week’s event features the return of Providence native Toka Kahn Clary (27-2, 18 KOs) in his first fight in his home state since 2017, plus a highly-anticipated battle of undefeated featherweight prospects as Ricky Delossantos (9-0, 1 KO) of Pawtucket, RI, faces his toughest test to date in an eight-round showdown against 24-year-old Fort Worth, TX, native Edward Vazquez (7-0, 1 KO).
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Loss, Blame & Excuses Give Deontay Wilder
Attention He Never Achieved As Champion
 
By William Trillo

Just before Fury and Wilder took center stage in Las Vegas last week the in-house MGM Grand Arena Twitter feed flashed results of one of their polls on the big screen over the ring. The poll question was easy; Who are you here to support tonight in tonight’s main event Heavyweight Championship bout? Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury?

Simple enough.
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  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.

  Seldin Slugs His Way To TKO
Victory In Blood Bath Thriller
 
Long Island's, NABA Super Lightweight Champion, CLETUS "THE HEBREW HAMMER" SELDIN (now 25-1 21KO's) and LUIS FLOREZ (now 25-16 21KO's) fought an electric battle. Seldin came out swinging, in classic "Hebrew Hammer" fashion. Florez, a late replacement, was able to weather the early Seldin storm, and settle in for what would be a gritty seven rounds. Seldin continued his come forward attack, controlling the action, while Florez attempted to counter with bombs, using his length and reach advantage to keep Seldin at bay.
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  Tabiti: "Dorticos Only Has A
Punchers Chance Against Briedis"
 
Andrew ‘The Beast’ Tabiti is ready for a comeback and believes Mairis Briedis will take home the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the WBSS cruiserweight final against IBF champion Yuniel Dorticos on March 21 at the Arena Riga.

“I see this final going the distance with Briedis winning unanimously,” said Tabiti who was stopped by Dorticos in the 10th round with a one-shot, right-hand finish in their semi-final in June in Latvia’s capital.
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  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.

  Undefeated Super Lightweight Prospect Keith Hunter Wins Rematch Over Sanjarbek Rakhmanov  
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

For the second time in less than a year, rising undefeated super lightweight prospect Keith Hunter defeated tough-nosed Uzbekistan native Sanjarbek Rakhmanov from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. In the ShoBox: The New Generation main event Friday night on SHOWTIME, Hunter showed his full arsenal of skills to earn the unanimous decision. The judges scored the fight 97-92 and 98-91 twice.
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  Gonzalez & Ortiz Dazzle In
Front Of Sold-Out Palladium
 
Four Worcester fighters. Four knockouts. Four successful homecomings.

In front of a packed house at The Palladium in downtown Worcester, CES Boxing kicked off its 2020 schedule with a wild showcase of talent live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, highlighted by four hometown fighters earning knockout victories.

Unbeaten lightweight Jamaine Ortiz (13-0, 7 KOs), the reigning WBC World Youth Lightweight Champion, stopped hard-hitting Mexican Luis Ronaldo Castillo (22-6) in the main event while stablemate Irvin Gonzalez Jr. (14-2) dazzled in the co-feature with a knockout win over Yeuri Andujar (5-3) to capture the vacant WBC World Youth Featherweight Title.
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  Weights From Texas - DAZN  
Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA

Mikey Garcia 145.8 vs. Jessie Vargas 147
(WBC Diamond Welterweight Title)

Kal Yafai 114.8 vs. Roman Gonzalez 114.6
(WBA Super Flyweight Title)
Julio Cesar Martinez 111.4 vs. Jay Harris 111.6
(WBC Flyweight Title)
Joseph Parker 245.4 vs. Shawndell Winters 208
Israil Madrimov 153.2 vs. Charlie Navarro 153.2
Diego Pacheco 167.4 vs. Oscar Riojas 167.4
Alexis Espino 165 vs. Delvecchio Savage 163.6
Leo Acevedo 153 vs. Dennis Knifechief 154.8
Jesse Rodriguez 111 vs. Marcos Sustaita 110.8

Venue: Ford Center, Frisco, Texas
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Burbank, Ca.  
Aram Amirkhanyan 148.8 vs. Keandre Gibson 146.4
Vlad Panin 147 vs. Moises Fuentes 145.2
Victor Rodriguez 138.4 vs. Oscar Mendoza 138
Steven Pichardo 159.4 vs. Rowdy Montgomery 158.2
Mathias Radcliffe 129.2 vs. Maximillion Arredon 129.4
Oleksiy Barker 153.6 vs. Donnis Reed 153
Jerry Bradford 146.4 vs. Nohelin Hernandez 147.8
Austin Gudino 141.4 vs. Osman Rivera 143
Eric Priest 160 vs. Henry Mendez 159.4

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


  On This Day: Feb 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
Lucian Bute TKO'd William Joppy in the 10th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Renan St Juste TKO'd Mohamad Said in the 5th round.
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California:
Robert Guerrero TKO'd Jason Litzau in the 8th round to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1992, Union Plaza Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jeff Mayweather won a 10 round UD over Oldemar Soto.
1988, Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California:
Azumah Nelson won a 12 round SD over Mario Martinez  to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Daniel Zaragoza TKO'd Carlos Zarate in the 10th round to win the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1972, Austin, Texas:
George Foreman KO'd Joe Murphy Goodwin in the 2nd round.
1944, Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa:
Henry Armstrong KO'd Jackie Byrd in the 4th round. Armstrong would fight 19 fight that year, winning 16 of them, then two more final bouts in 1945 before retiring with an amazing career record of 150-21-10 with 101 KO's.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ShoBox  
Keith Hunter 141.5 vs. Sanjarbek Rakhmanov 143
Richardson Hitchins 141.25 vs. Nick DeLomba 141.5
Kevin Newman II 167.75 vs. Genc Pllana 168

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


  Weights From Long Island  
Cletus Seldin 139.2 vs. Luis Florez 143
Carlos Takam 256.8 vs. Fabio Maldonado 237.4
Alex Vargas 142.4 vs. Antonio Sanchez 142.6
Wendy Toussaint 152.8 vs. Jermaine Corley 146.2
Barkim Logan 224.4 vs. Jackson De Souza 236
Prince Slaughter 135.2 vs. Ahmet Tuncel 136.8
Nadim Salloum 173.4 vs. Afunwa King 174.2

Venue: The Paramount, Huntington NY
Promoter: Star Boxing


  Prograis vs. Hooker Clash In Maryland April 17  
Regis Prograis and Maurice Hooker will clash on a blockbuster night of action at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Friday April 17, live on DAZN.

Both men come into the bout on the back of starring roles in two of 2019’s fight of the year contenders. Prograis (24-1 20 KOs) travelled to London in October to take on Josh Taylor in a unification clash and the final of the World Boxing Super Series, with Scotsman Taylor edging out ‘Rougarou’ via Majority Decision in an all-out war.
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  Oscar Duarte Heads Home To Face Andres Garcia March 7 In Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico  
Lightweight contender Oscar Duarte (18-1-1, 13 KOs) will look to deliver an exciting hometown performance when he takes on Andres Garcia (13-2-1, 8 KOs) for the vacant NABF Lightweight Title in a 10-round main event. The night of action will take place on Saturday, March 7 at The Gimnasio Municipal in Duarte’s hometown of Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico and will be free to the public. Los combates serán transmitidos en vivo globalmente en Facebook Watch a través de la Pagina Fight Night de Golden Boy.
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  Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Josh Taylor To Battle Apinun Khongsong On May 2  
WBA/IBF super lightweight world champion Josh Taylor will make his long-awaited return to The SSE Hydro in Glasgow to face unbeaten Thai contender Apinun Khongsong on Saturday, May 2.

Taylor, from Edinburgh, Scotland, has headlined The SSE Hydro four previous times, where he has drawn raucous crowds.
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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.

  Garcia vs. Vargas Final Press Conference  
Photos: Matchroom Boxing

In anticipation for the welterweight blockbuster event headlined by four-division World champion Mikey Garcia against two-division World champion Jessie Vargas, the fighters addressed the media in a press conference to discuss their preparation and predictions before entering the ring on Saturday night at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas – live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Undefeated Lightweight Prospect Jamaine Ortiz
Set For Friday's Homecoming Fight
 
Undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth World lightweight champion Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (12-0, 6 KOs) plans to make a major statement this Friday when he fights at home in Worcester, Massachusetts, for the first time as a professional boxer.

In the 8-round main event, Ortiz faces Mexican knockout specialist "Loco" Luis Ronaldo Castillo (22-5, 17 KOs), a former WBC FECOMBOX lightweight champion, in a non-title fight.
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  "Boxeo Telemundo" Continues Friday With
Jr. Welterweight Title Bout Live On Telemundo
 
WBO NABO Champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo Defends His Title Against Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda in another classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico Showdown Live on Telemundo at 11:35 p.m. ET

Miami- February 26, 2020- “Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., continues this Friday, February 28 at 11:35 p.m. on Telemundo, featuring two undefeated fighters as they battle for the jr. welterweight title. WBO #8th ranked NABO champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (17-0-1 12 KO’s) puts his title on the line after a successful 2019 season, squaring off against Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-0 8 KO’s), live from Osceola Heritage Park Events Center. This will be Castaneda’s debut on “Boxeo Telemundo” and one of the most important matches of his career to date.
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  Undefeated Heavyweight Prospect Apti Davtaev To Face Lucas Browne In Co-Main Event On March 28  
Undefeated heavyweight power puncher Apti Davtaev will face veteran Lucas Browne in the 10-round co-main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION on Saturday, March 28, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas. Davtaev replaces heavyweight contender Otto Wallin, who was forced to suspend training and withdraw from his scheduled bout due to an injury to his foot.
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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.

  Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Samuel Vargas Los Angeles
Kickoff Press Conference Quotes
 
Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KOs) and Samuel Vargas (31-5-2, 14 KOs) hosted a press conference today ahead of their 12-round fight for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title. Undercard fighters from the event also participated in the presser. The fight will take place on Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Cletus Seldin Gets New Opponent,
Colombian Slugger Luiz Florez
 
CLETUS "THE HEBREW HAMMER" SELDIN (Shirley, Long Island 24-1 20KO'S) is set to defend his NABA Super Lightweight Title against thunderous Colombian slugger, LUIS FLOREZ (Puerto Libertador, Colombia 25-15 21KO's), this Friday (2/28) night at The Paramount, after former opponent, Humberto Martinez pulled out for medical reasons.
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  Amazon Man Harris Primed
To Deliver World Title Stunner
 
Jay Harris is in Texas to shock the world as the unbeaten European champion and amazon.co.uk warehouse worker challenges Julio Cesar Martinez for the WBC World Flyweight title on Saturday February 29 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports.

Harris (17-0 9 KOs) travels to Texas for a night of firsts as he meets the exciting Mexican talent in his first World title fight and debut on American soil.
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  Ring Of Hope’s "Night To Fight" Returns March 7
At Toyota Music Factory In Irving, Texas
 
Lone Star State-based non-profit organization Ring of Hope returns for a resounding night of sanctioned professional boxing when it presents its ninth annual “Night To Fight” pro boxing and charity event on Saturday, March 7 at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.

The main event will present an 8 round light heavyweight attraction between two battle-tested warriors when Dallas-Fort Worth born-and-bred boxer Samuel Clarkson (22-5, 15 KOs) challenges the Freddie Roach-trained Israel Duffus (19-6, 16 KOs).
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  Top Prospect Keith Hunter To Face Sanjarbek Rakhmanov In Rematch On ShoBox This Friday  
Undefeated rising prospect Keith “The Bounty” Hunter will face talented Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov in a rematch in the 10-round super lightweight ShoBox: The New Generation main event Friday, February 28 live on SHOWTIME (10:45 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas. Rakhmanov steps in to replace previously scheduled opponent Malik Hawkins who was forced to withdraw for medical reasons.
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  Briedis: "WBSS Final Is A Great Opportunity
For A Small Country With Big Hearts"
 
Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) talks about the magnitude of the WBSS Cruiserweight Ali Trophy final four weeks ahead of his hotly-anticipated encounter with Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) at the Arena Riga.

“The camp is going well,” said Briedis after completing his first week of sparring. “With four weeks to the fight, we are at a stage where we still have time for the things we have planned. But the time is limited so we are trying to take full advantage of each training session.”
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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.

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Random Thoughts On The Las Vegas Weekend
 
By William Trillo

As per usual post fight quotes were sent to the media after the Fury vs Wilder 2 Heavyweight battle. Here are some excerpts from Wilder;

“…my corner threw in the towel... I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight….”

“I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications.”

Hmmm?
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  Otto Wallin Wants Tyson Fury Rematch  
Brand-new WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury wasn’t the only fighter whose stock rose dramatically with his dominant seventh-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder Saturday night.

By virtue of his strong performance against Fury last September, Sweden’s IBF #15-ranked Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs) must now be considered a serious force in the big man’s division. “If anybody still doubted me, now they know,” said Wallin. “My fight with Fury was of course a much better fight and I showed that I belong as a top contender.”
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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.

  Tyson Unleashes Fury To Destroy Wilder In 7th;
Plus Full Undercard Results From Las Vegas
 
By William Trillo @ Ringside
Photos: German Villasenor

Heavyweight Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) was completely dominated by Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) on Saturday night in Las Vegas. It was a one-sided affair that exposed every single one of Wilder’s numerous flaws. Fury did exactly what he said he was going to do. That is, he brought the fight to Wilder in a calculated fashion as he stalked, feinted, jabbed, attacked to the body and overpowered Wilder with ease.
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  Torres Remains Undefeated
With 4th Round Knockout
 
Photo: Chris Suchánek

This past Friday, Thompson Boxing Promotions celebrated its 20th Anniversary in boxing with their signature “Path to Glory" event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. In the main event, fan favorite Ruben “Ace” Torres (12-0, 9 KOs) remained undefeated with a spectacular 4th round knockout over Gabino Cota (19-11-2, 17 KOs).
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  Undefeated Russian Heavyweight Apti Davtaev Destroys John Napari In Two Rounds  
Last Friday, Russian heavyweight slugger Apti Davtaev remained undefeated with a two-round demolition of formerly undefeated John Napari of Accra, Ghana at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow.

Despite a confident and flamboyant ring entrance, Napari (now 21-1, 15 KOs) had no answers for the incredible power of Davtaev (20-0-1, 19 KOs) once the action started. The big Russian dropped Napari twice with counter right hands, the second time for good in round two.
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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.

  Tyson Fury Stops Deontay Wilder In Round
Seven To Capture WBC Heavyweight Title
 
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury defeated Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder by seventh-round stoppage to capture the WBC Heavyweight Championship Saturday night headlining a historic mega PPV event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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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.

  Fury Drops Wilder Twice, Stops Him In 7  
Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO's) won the WBC Heavyweight Championship with a 7th round stoppage over previously unbeaten Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO's). From the start to finish it was all Fury. Fury was first and last to land, and smothered Wilder, not allowing him to get into the fight whatsoever. Wilder tried to land his big bombs, but missed wildly. Fury would score a knockdown in the 3rd with a huge right hand behind the left ear of Wilder. Wilder was not the same after that, wobbling back to his corner. Fury would score another knockdown with a left hook to the body which pushed Wilder down who was on uneasy legs the whole night. The end came in the 7th when Wilder came out of the corner looking ready to go as Fury unleashed on him in the corner with big right hands. Referee Kenny Bayless had seen enough and waived the fight off at 1:39 into the round.

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Elvis Makes Heavy Prediction
 
By William Trillo
It was time to make the obligatory stop to visit Fortune Telling Elvis. His track record is not good to say the least but it's always fun to chat with the King. No one ever said Elvis was a boxing genius but it was worth it to get his on point Pearl of Wisdom.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Wins By TKO For Kean & Bazinyan
 
By Daniel Cloutier
RIMOUSKI, Québec - The heavyweight Simon Kean, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, won a WBC International Silver championship Friday evening in the ring of the Sun Life Arena in Rimouski, beating the American Daniel Martz by TKO in the third round.

After a close first round, Kean attacked intensively in the second round and he provoked a knockdown. He maintained his intense charges in this round and he provoked another knockdown, Martz (19-9-1) was bleeding after this second round.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - PPV  
Deontay Wilder 231 vs. Tyson Fury 273
(WBC Heavyweight Title)

Charles Martin 254 vs. Gerald Washington 236.5
(IBF Heavyweight Eliminator)

Emanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Jeo Santisima 122
(WBO Super Bantamweight Title)

Sebastian Fundora 153.5 vs. Daniel Lewis 153
Subriel Matias 142 vs. Petros Ananyan 142
Amir Imam 141.5 vs. Javier Molina 141.5
Gabriel Flores Jr 132.5 vs. Matt Conway 132.5
Vito Mielnicki 147 vs. Corey Champion 147
Isaac Lowe 125.5 vs. Alberto Guevara 126
Rolando Romero 137 vs. Arturs Ahmetovs 136

Venue: MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank/TGB Promotions


  Bahamian Heavyweight Prospect Amron Sands Earns Dominant Victory In The Dominican Republic  
Heavyweight prospect Amron "The Sandman" Sands improved to 11-0 (9 KOs) with a victory against Cristian Galvez last night at Club Deportivo Calero in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The six-foot-six Sands, born in Nassau, Bahamas, now based in Orlando, FL, came out aggressively, dropping Galvez in the opening round with a left hook. However, he hurt his left thumb while blocking a punch later in the frame and had to switch tactics. Promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by Kevin Dever Sports Management, Sands pumped his jab to outbox Galvez and punished him to the body whenever his foe moved in too close. Going the eight-round distance for the first time, Sands won a unanimous decision. Galvez, of Maimon, Dominican Republic, is now 17-6 (15 KOs).
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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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kean: “I Will Destroy Martz”
Bazinyan: "It’s Crucial For Me To Stay Undefeated"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
RIMOUSKI, Québec - The heavyweight Simon Kean, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, and the Montrealer super middleweight Erik Bazinyan, will be involved in the two main fights of the boxing show presented by the promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, Friday evening at the Sun Life Rimouski Arena.
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  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Ruben Torres 135.6 vs. Gabino Cota 135.9
George Acosta 134.7 vs. Ivan Benitez 134.8
Saul Sanchez 118 vs. Victor Trejo 118
Jose Sanchez 127 vs. Luis Montellano 126.8
Richard Brewart 157.7 vs. Erick Martinez 164
Ivan Zarate 121.7 vs. Ulises Gabriel 121.1

Venue: Doubletree Hotel - Vineyard Ave., Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Kevin Newman & Genc Pllana Talk Training Camp  
Super middleweight prospects Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman (11-1-1,6 KOs) and Genc Pllana (7-1-1,4 KOs) discuss training camp leading up to their 10-round bout that opens a three-fight ShoBox: The New Generation telecast on Friday, February 28 live on SHOWTIME at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
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  Wilder vs. Fury II Undercard
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Fighters stepping into the ring this Saturday, February 22 on the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II undercard previewed their respective showdowns at the final press conference Thursday before they step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The press conference featured fighters competing in the PPV undercard, including former heavyweight champion Charles Martin and former title challenger Gerald Washington, who meet in the co-main event, WBO Junior Featherweight World Champion Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete, a.k.a. "The Mexican Iron Man", and Filipino contender Jeo Santisima, who battle in the PPV featured bout, and unbeaten super welterweights Sebastian Fundora and Daniel Lewis, who fight in the PPV opener at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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  Brandun Lee vs. Camilo Prieto Headlines
March 13 ShoBox Live From Hinckley, MN.
 
Talented undefeated super lightweight prospect Brandun Lee will headline his first ShoBox: The New Generation main event when he takes on Camilo Prieto in a 10-round super lightweight bout that headlines a quadrupleheader on Friday, March 13 live on SHOWTIME (10 ET/PT) from the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn.
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  Kendo Castaneda Training Camp Notes  
Undefeated super lightweight Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-0, 8 KOs) has been in training camp since the beginning of this year in Boxers & Brawlers gym in his San Antonio hometown to prepare for his February 28th fight against North American Boxing Organization (NABO) champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (17-0-1, 12 KOs) airing live on Boxeo Telemundo, starting at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT, from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.
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  DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing
Debuts In Miami, Fl. On March 12
 
DiBella Entertainment's acclaimed Broadway Boxing series, celebrating its 17th year, will debut in Miami, FL, from The Warehouse at Magic City Innovation District on Thursday, March 12. The 114th edition of Broadway Boxing will be live streamed 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: 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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bazinyan Hopes To Have World
Championship Bout Next Year
 
By Daniel Cloutier
RIMOUSKI, Québec — The Montrealer Erik Bazinyan, who is ranked fourth contender by the WBO in the super middleweight (168 pounds), hopes to hace a world championship bout next year. But he knows that he has to stay undefeated.

Friday evening in the ring of the ring of Sun Life Arena in Rimouski, Québec, Bazinyan (24-0-0) will fight Timo Laine (27-12-0), from Finland, in a 10 rounds bout.
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  Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II
Final Press Conference
 
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Unbeaten WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and undefeated lineal heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury nearly came to blows at a heated final press conference Thursday as they previewed their highly anticipated rematch headlining a historic mega PPV event this Saturday, February 22 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Undefeated Super Lightweight Prospect
Keith Hunter Training Camp Notes
 
Undefeated super lightweight sensation and Las Vegas native, Keith “The Bounty” Hunter (11-0, 7 KOs), talks about training camp in advance of his upcoming showdown against fellow undefeated prospect Malik Hawkins (18-0, 11KOs) in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, February 28 live on SHOWTIME (10:45 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.
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  Parker Tells Wilder & Fury: "Fight AJ Next"  
Joseph Parker has told Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury to fight Anthony Joshua next and crown an undisputed World Heavyweight champion, as Parker himself prepares to return to action against Shawndell Winters at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Saturday February 29, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Parker (26-2 20 KOs) is back on the World title trail after having to pull out of a proposed clash with Derek Chisora in London in October after sustaining an illness through a spider bite.
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  Undefeated Toussaint & Vargas To Be
Featured On Rockin' Fights Undercard
 
The much anticipated "Rockin' Fights" 38 double main event of hometown hero, CLETUS "THE HEBREW HAMMER" SELDIN (Shirley, Long Island 24-1 20KO's) defending his NABA title against Colombian slugger, HUMBERTO MARTINEZ (33-9-2 25KO'S) as well as top, world rated heavyweight, CARLOS TAKAM (Henderson, Nevada 37-5-1 28KO's) against heavy-handed combatant FABIO MALDONADO (Sao Paulo, Brazil 26-3 25KO's), has created a buzz in the boxing world.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Boxing & Tacos In Las Vegas
 
By William Trillo
With the Heavyweight Championship of World upon us people from the far corners of the world are heading to Las Vegas to see Wilder and Fury go at it again. No doubt on the to-do list for foreigners will be to find the best Mexican food in town, specifically Taco’s.

It is my sworn duty to tell one and all that if you want tacos and other Mexican grub that is second to none then you need to try out Trillo Street Tacos while you are in Sin City.
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  Featherweight & Super Lightweight Golden Contract Semifinal Bouts To Stream Live On ESPN+ Friday  
The featherweight and super lightweight MTK Global Golden Contract tournament fields will be narrowed down Friday, as the 10-round semifinal bouts will be contested from London’s York Hall. ESPN+ will stream the fights beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

In the super lightweight semifinals, Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies will fight Jeff Ofori and Mohamed “The Problem" Mimoune will take on fellow southpaw Tyrone McKenna.
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  Boxing Legends, Champions & More Give
Their Predictions For Wilder vs. Fury II
 
As fight night nears, boxing legends, world champions, celebrities and more shared their predictions for the highly anticipated rematch between unbeaten WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder and undefeated lineal champion Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury ahead of the historic, mega PPV event this Saturday, February 22 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Lost In The Shuffle Of "The Hustle";
Ace Prospect Evan Anthony Sanchez
 
By William Trillo

That KO in the main event Friday night at the Honda Center does not have Knockout of the Year written all over it as some have concluded. For that matter it wasn’t even the Knockout of the Night. That distinction goes to Evan Anthony Sanchez who steamrolled Daniel Evangelista Jr. in two short and very impressive rounds.

Unfortunately, many did not see the performance because it was unceremoniously buried on the back end of the card that was built around boxing's undisputed leader in Instagram followers.
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  Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Samuel Vargas Headlines Stacked Card March 28 From The Forum In Inglewood, Ca.  
The most dominant rising force in the welterweight division returns to the ring as Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KOs) defends his WBA Gold Welterweight Title against Samuel Vargas (31-5-2, 14 KOs) in a 12-round main event. Ortiz Jr. will headline a stacked card in his adoptive home of Southern California that will also feature Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano, Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan, Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis, Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada and more! The event will take place Saturday, March 28 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Dorticos: "I Can't Wait To Come Back To Riga"  
When the visiting finalist, Yuniel Dorticos, broke down and knocked out Andrew Tabiti in Riga in June to secure a spot in the 200lbs final, he gained fans in the hometown of his opponent, Mairis Briedis. The Arena Riga is not the lion’s den, but a home away from home.
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  Parker vs. Murdock Clash March 7 In Manchester  
Zach Parker and Rohan Murdock, the No.1 and No.2 ranked Super-Middleweights with the WBO, will clash at Manchester Arena on Saturday March 7, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US, with the winner eyeing a shot a reigning World Champion Billy Joe Saunders.

Undefeated British Super-Middleweight Champion Parker (18-0, 12 KOs) returns to the ring following his stoppage win over Steven Crambert at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow while Australia's Murdock (24-1, 7 KOs) fights in the UK for the first time after his WBO Oriental Title win over Rolando Wenceslao.
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  Star Boxing's Catskills Clash III Set
For April 17 At Resorts World Catskills
 
Star Boxing is pleased to announce its return of "Catskills Clash III" to the majestic Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort in Monticello, New York on April 17.

The Catskills have an undeniable claim to boxing greatness. Decades of fighters have called the Catskills their temporary home, to train for upcoming championship fights. The hollowed boxing grounds of Sullivan County have been sacred territory since the golden age of boxing, established by the likes of Marciano, Tyson and Ali. As of late, that reputation has carried over to the new, fully integrated casino as Star Boxing delivered two hugely success events there in 2019.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
"Castles Made Of Sand,
Fall In The Sea Eventually"
 
By William Trillo

My thoughts on Ryan Garcia vs. Francisco go as follows:

This is far from the first time a fighter has been built up to Super Stardom by fighting a laundry list of Ham-n-Eggers, Tomato Cans, Palookas and Bums. But in this particular case with the advent of the internet and Social Media Ryan Garcia has become a pseudo-celebrity of epic proportions. Whether or not that equates to him becoming a world class and legitimate Champion remains to be seen.
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Isaac Cruz W MD 10 Thomas Mattice Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Raeese Aleem TKO 4 Adam Lopez
Montana Love W UD 8 Jerrico Walton
Joseph Jackson W UD 8 Derrick Colemon Jr.
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  Wilder-Fury II:
Tyson Fury Teleconference Transcript - Plus Audio
 
Bob Arum (Chairman, Top Rank): We can't wait for fight night. The response from everybody from cable systems, satellite providers, digital platforms has been enormous. I want to thank especially ESPN and FOX for the magnificent way they have both stepped up to the plate to help us promote this fight. I want to also take this opportunity to thank my friends at PBC, who have worked so well with my staff at Top Rank to make this such a great event and of course giving kudos to the two fighters who have been amazing in the comments they have made about the fight to the press, respecting each other's ability but confident in the fact that each of them believe that they will win. And I'm particularly impressed and very thankful for Tyson Fury, who has shown the world how you as a participant promote a big event like this heavyweight championship match. Tyson has done a marvelous job communicating to the press, and having watched him in the gym sparring, I'm telling everybody that he's on the top of his game and you're going to see a masterful performance from Tyson on Feb. 22.
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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.

  Caleb Plant Stops Vincent Feigenbutz In 10  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - TGB Promotions

Fighting in front of a raucous hometown crowd for the first time in his professional career, undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (20-0, 12 KOs) put on a show.

Plant dominated mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz (31-3, 28 KOs) of Germany, scoring a 10th-round TKO Saturday night in the FOX PBC Fight Night main event and on FOX Deportes from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
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  Garcia KO’s Fonseca; Linares Manhandles Morales  
By Albert Castillo
Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

From the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN put together a decent 8-card lineup. In the main event of the evening Instagram sensation and top contender, undefeated “KingRY” Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KO’s) used a devastating left hook to punctuate a huge knockout at 1:20 of the first round to put away former 2 time world title challenger, Francisco Fonseca (25-3-2, 19 KO’s).
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  Golden Boy Valentine’s Day Undercard Results  
By William Trillo
Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Welterweight Evan Anthony Sanchez (7-0, 5 KO’s) impressed the fans with a spectacular KO over Daniel Evangelista Jr (20-12-2, 16 KO’s). Wasting no time the skilled southpaw dropped Evangelista midway through round one with a picture left hook. Evangelista got to his feet and survived the round but the bout was going to end soon. Looking sharp Sanchez again went to work. After doing damage both to the body and head another left hook was the final blow. Sanchez crushed Evangelista forcing the ref to halt the bout at the 1:52 mark of round two.
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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.

  Isaac Cruz Scores Upset Win Over Thomas Mattice  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Undefeated 21-year-old lightweight prospect Isaac Cruz stunned ShoBox: The New Generation veteran Thomas Mattice in a closely contested majority decision win in the ShoBox main event Friday night from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. Watch the fight highlights HERE

Cruz, of Mexico City, rode his superior work rate, a lethal body attack, and his ability to neutralize Mattice’s jab to the victory. The judges scored the fight 95-95 and 96-94 twice.
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  Ryan Garcia Destroys Francisco Fonseca In 1 Round  
Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

This Valentine's Day, rising star Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. retained his WBC Silver Lightweight Title via stunning first-round knockout against Francisco Fonseca (25-3-2, 19. KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua. The event took place Friday, Feb. 14 in front of 10,310 fans at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. and was streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Weights From Nashville, TN - FOX  
Caleb Plant 166.8 vs. Vincent Feigenbutz 165.2
(IBF Super Middleweight Title)
Bryant Perrella 146.8 vs. Abel Ramos 145.8
Austin Dulay 134.4 vs. Diego Magdaleno 134.4
Roney Hines 223.8 vs. Johnnie Langston 210
Tyler Tomlin 139.6 vs. Jose Zaragoza 139.8
Rau’shee Warren 117.6 vs. Gilberto Mendoza 114.8
Jose Miguel Borrego 145.2 vs. Joaquim Carneiro 145.2
Leon Lawson III 154.2 vs. Francisco Castro 156

Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Promoter: TGB Promotions


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