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  Charlo Doubleheader Final Press Conference  
WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo and WBC Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo previewed the CHARLO DOUBLEHEADER at final press conferences Wednesday, as they went face to face with the opponents presenting the toughest tests of their careers.

Jermall will face top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko headlining part one of the doubleheader, while Jermell takes on WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario in the main event of part two of the twin bill taking place this Saturday, September 26 live on SHOWTIME PPV (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT), in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Alex Saucedo vs. Arnold Barboza Jr. &
Edgar Berlanga vs. Lanell Bellows Featured
On Lomachenko vs. Lopez Oct. 17 Telecast
 
The most anticipated fight of the fall — the Oct. 17 lightweight unification showdown between WBC Franchise/WBA/WBO world champion Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko and IBF kingpin Teofimo Lopez from the MGM Grand Las Vegas “Bubble”— now has a two-course televised appetizer befitting the occasion.

In the 10-round junior welterweight co-feature, former world title challenger Alex Saucedo will fight unbeaten contender Arnold Barboza Jr.
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  Usyk vs. Chisora Confirmed For October 31  
Ukrainian pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk will finally face British favourite Derek Chisora on Saturday October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US, after their original May 23 date was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) made the move to Heavyweight after dominating at Cruiserweight, ending his extraordinary spell at 200lbs as the Undisputed king with a phenomenal run of victories in his opponents' backyard against Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis, Murat Gassiev and Tony Bellew.
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  On This Day: Sept 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Damon Hague in the 1st round to win the Vacant British Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Yokohama, Japan:
Masamori Tokuyama won a 12 round UD over Gerry Penalosa to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Washington, DC:
Keith Holmes won a 12 round UD over Andrew Council to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
William Joppy TKO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 7th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Demarcus Corley won a 12 round SD over Ener Julio to win the USBA Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Wembley, London, England:
Oliver McCall TKO'd Lennox Lewis in the 2nd round to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Corrie Sanders won an 8 round decision over Garing Lane.
Kanchanaburi, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit won a 12 round UD over Yong Kang Kim to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Kevin Kelley TKO'd Jose Vida Ramos in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.

  Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Ryan Kielczweski & Heavyweight Phenom Guido Vianello To See
Action On Baranchyk vs. Zepeda Oct. 3 Card
 
Gabriel Flores Jr. returns for his MGM Grand Las Vegas “Bubble” encore Saturday, Oct. 3 against veteran contender Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski in the 10-round lightweight co-feature to the highly anticipated junior welterweight bout between Ivan Baranchyk and Jose Zepeda.
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  Jeison Rosario Training Camp Notes  
WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario stated his intention to go toe-to-toe with WBC Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo when they clash this Saturday, September 26 live on SHOWTIME PPV (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) in the main event of part two of CHARLO DOUBLEHEADER, presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Jaime Munguia Returns Against Tureano Johnson In Middleweight Showdown Oct. 30 At Fantasy Springs  
Mexico’s rising middleweight star Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) will return to the ring to defend his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship against Tureano Johnson (21-2-1, 15 KOs) in a 12-round battle on Friday, October 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The fight will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  MTK Global Golden Contract Featherweight &
Super Lightweight Championships To Stream
Live & Exclusively On ESPN+ Sept. 30
 
Two MTK Global Golden Contract champions will be crowned Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Production Park Studios in Yorkshire, England. The 10-round super lightweight and featherweight championship matches will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
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  Alejandro Santiago Survives Spirited Effort
From Countryman Willibaldo Garcia
 
Promoter Paco Damian of Paco Presents promised a night of action and delivered in spades last night (Monday, September 21, 2020) in Tijuana as he, Don Chargin Productions and Fabrica De Campeones presented their “SANTIAGO VS. GARCIA” event via livestream on FITE.TV and Global Sports Streaming (GSS).
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  Thorslund: "Radovanovic Won’t
Last 10 Rounds With Me"
 
WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) is planning on a knockout victory over Serbia’s Nina Radovanovic (14-3, 3 KOs) when they meet on September 26th at the Struer Energi Park in Struer, Denmark.

Thorslund, who is also trained as a physiotherapist and personal trainer, has implemented her expertise to increase her punching power as she plans on claiming the seventh knockout victory of her professional career.
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  On This Day: Sept 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
James Toney won a 12 round UD over Rydell Booker to win the Vacant WBC Continental America's Heavyweight Title.
2000, Rama, Ontario, Canada:
Harry Simon won a 12 round MD over Rodney Jones to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Carlos Rios in the 9th round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Bethnal Green, London, England:
Glen Johnson TKO's Toks Owoh in the 6th round to win the IBF Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Giuseppe Lauri in the 5th round to win the WBA International Light Welterweight Title.
1999, Rama, Ontario, Canada:
Fitz Vanderpool won a 12 round UD over Bryon Mackie to win the WBF Light Middleweight Title.
1995, Sacramento, California:
Manuel Medina won a 12 round SD over Alejandro Gonzalez to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
Oscar Larrios KO'd Manuel Ramirez in the 3rd round.
1983, Richfield, Ohio:
Gerrie Coetzee KO'd Michael Dokes in the 10th round to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd James Tillis in the 1st round to win the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.

  Sergiy Derevyanchenko Training Camp Notes  
Top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko believes that his combination of skills and experience will make him the toughest challenge that WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo has faced in his career, as they near their showdown this Saturday, September 26 headlining part one of CHARLO DOUBLEHEADER, a SHOWTIME PPV event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Ruben Villa To Take On Emanuel Navarrete
For The WBO World Featherweight Title Oct. 9
 
On Friday night, October 9th, undefeated WBO number-two ranked featherweight contender Ruben Villa (18-0, 5 KOs) gets his much deserved world title shot when he takes on former WBO super bantamweight world champion, and WBO number-one ranked contender, Emanuel Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs), in a battle for the WBO World Featherweight title.
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  Undefeated Title Belt Collector Santiago Dominguez Plans To Add NABF Welterweight Strap This Saturday  
Undefeated, world-rated Mexican welterweight Santiago "Somer" Dominguez (22-0, 17 KOs) will be back in action this Saturday (Sept. 26) in Mexico, when he pursues yet another title belt, the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF), to add to his growing collection.
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  World Ranked Knockout Artist Serhii Bohachuk Returns To Battle This Friday, September 25  
Undefeated Knockout Artist Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk, (17-0, 17 KOs), returns to battle this Friday, September 25 defending his WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Title against once-beaten Mexican veteran Alejandro ‘Pajaro’ Davila, (21-1-2, 8 KOs), in the ten-round main event from the Grupo SIPSE TV Studios in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
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  On This Day: Sept 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Table Mountain Casino, Friant, California:
Lou Savarese TKO'd Tim Witherspoon in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBO Inter-Continenal Heavyweight Title.
2001, Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas KO'd Jose Flores in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Vivian Harris won a 10 round SD over Jose Luis Juarez.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Tyler Hughes in the 3rd round.
1998, Tokyo, Japan:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Koji Matsumoto in the 10th round. Norwood failed to make the 126 lb weight and was stripped of the WBA Featherweight Title.
MSG Theater, New York:
Angel Manfredy won a 12 round UD over John Brown to retain the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Shane Mosley TKO'd Eduardo Morales in the 5th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1990, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round UD over Jorge Paez to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  Weights From Tijuana  
Alejandro Santiago 118 vs. Willibaldo Garcia 117
Victor Sandoval 114.5 vs. Kevin Villanueva 114
Cristian Cruz 129 vs. Diego Aleman 128.5
Bryan Luna 113.5 vs. Felipe Ayon 114.5

Venue: Cheers Bar, Tijuana, Mexico
Promoters: Don Chargin Productions, Paco Presents Boxing & Fabrica De Campeones


  Dorticos Vows To Write History
As He Lands In Germany
 
IBF champion Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) and his entourage touched down safely on Sunday in Munich for his Ali Trophy showdown against Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday.

“The trip went smoothly,” said ‘The KO Doctor’ at the Franz Josef Strauss Airport. “I am happy to have finally arrived I’m Munich, and I can’t wait for Saturday night to come.”
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  On This Day: Sept 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Essex, England:
Steve Molitor won a 12 round decision over Nicky Booth to win the Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Chris Eubank TKO'd Michael Watson in the 12th round to win the WBO Super Middleweight Title. This was the bout in which Michael Watson suffered injuries that left him permanent partial Paralysis.
Indio, California:
Orlando Canizales won a 12 round UD over Fernie Morales to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1989, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Eric Chavez KO'd Nico Thomas in the 5th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1985, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Spinks won a 15 round UD over Larry Holmes to win the IBF Heavyweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round UD over Dwight Pratchett to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Bernard Benton won a 12 round UD over Alfonso Ratliff to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1974, Rome, Italy:
Perico Fernandez won a 15 round SD over Lion Furuyama to win the Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  Pedraza Defeats Molina  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Super Lightweight Jose Pedraza (28-3, 13 KO’s) was on his A-Game in his fight against Javier Molina (22-3-9, KO’s) in The Top Rank Bubble in Las Vegas. This was an impressive and dominant performance by Pedraza who keeps his name in the mix for a shot in the chock full 140 pound division.
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  Erickson Lubin Wins Unanimous Decision Over Terrell Gausha To Earn Mandatory Position For Next Week’s Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario Winner  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin out-classed Terrell Gausha in a WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator to set up a matchup with the winner of the Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario unification bout, part of next week’s CHARLO DOUBLEHEADER on SHOWTIME PPV. Lubin won via unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112, 118-110) in the main event of an exciting night of boxing live on SHOWTIME Saturday night from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Unbeatens Charles Conwell vs. Wendy Toussaint Headlines Oct. 7 On ShoBox From Mohegan Sun  
ShoBox: The New Generation returns for the first time since March with a four-fight card headlined by exciting, undefeated super welterweight prospects Charles Conwell and Wendy Toussaint in a 10-round main-event bout on Wednesday, October 7 live on SHOWTIME ® (9 p.m. ET/PT) from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.
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  On This Day: Sept 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Alejandro Garcia TKO'd Rhoshii Wells in the 10th round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Fres Oquendo to retain the IBF Heavyweight Title.
1997, Aachen, Germany:
Lou Del Valle TKO'd Eddy Smulders in the 8th round to win the Vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Miami, Florida:
David Tua KO'd Darroll Wilson in the 1st round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Wilfredo Rivera to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Diosbelys Hurtado won an 8 round decision over Ed Pollard.
Zab Judah TKO'd Michael Johnson in the 2nd round.
Randall Bailey TKO'd Chris Yslas in the 1st round.
Joel Casamayor KO'd David Chamendis in the 1st round.
1994, Washington DC:
Darryl Tyson TKO'd Reggie Green in the 12th round to win the Vacant NABF Light Welterweight Title.
William Joppy KO'd Tony Cartell in the 2nd round.
Derrick Gainer won a 6 round UD over Darren McGrew.

  Weights From Uncasville, Connecticut - SHOWTIME  
Erickson Lubin 153.75 vs. Terrell Gausha 153
(WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator)
Tugstsogt Nyambayar 125.5 vs. Cobia Breedy 125.5
Jaron Ennis 146 vs. Juan Carlos Abreu 150.25*

*Note: Abreu failed to make the contracted weight of 147 pounds in two attempts. The fighters have agreed to a higher weight and the bout will proceed as scheduled.

Venue: Mohegan Sun Bubble
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
José Pedraza 141.5 vs. Javier Molina 141.7
Efe Ajagba 242.3 vs. Jonnie Rice 265.4
Robeisy Ramírez 125.9 vs. Félix Caraballo 125.7
Leo Ruiz 151.4 vs. Rodrigo Solis 151.4
Christian Montano 167.3 vs. Ryan Adams 165.5
Bryan Lua 134.5 vs. Luis Norambuena 134
Jahi Tucker 143.6 vs. Deandre Anderson 147.1
Kasir Goldston 142.8 vs. Isaiah Varnell 142.8
Frevian Gonzalez 131.8 vs. Carlos Marrero 131.1

Venue: The Bubble/MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  On This Day: Sept 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Oberhausen, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski KO'd Mark Prince in the 8th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Steve Pannell in the 2nd round.
Ricky Hatton KO'd Pascal Montulet in the 2nd round.
Atlanta, Georgia:
Evander Holyfield won a 12 round UD over Vaughn Bean to Retain the WBA and IBF Heavyweight Title.
Robert Allen TKO'd Abdullah Ramadan in the 1st round to win the IBF (Interim) Middleweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Jerry Ballard in the 4th round.
1993, Bangkok, Thailand:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Toto Pongsawang in the 11th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1992, Glasgow, Scotland:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Tony Thornton to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Pat Clinton won a 12 round UD over Danny Porter to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.

  Jose Pedraza vs. Javier Molina Notes & Quotes  
Junior welterweight contenders Jose Pedraza and Javier Molina have shared history. Both were 2008 Olympians in Beijing, with Molina representing the United States and Pedraza fighting for Puerto Rico. As professionals, Pedraza has won world titles at junior lightweight and lightweight, while Molina has taken a more circuitous route to a main event.

Pedraza and Molina will square off in the 10-round headliner Saturday evening from the MGM Grand “Bubble” (ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET), with the winner positioned for a potential world title opportunity.
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  Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha
Media Availability Quotes
 
Top super welterweight contenders Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and Terrell Gausha were joined by fighters competing on this Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION for virtual media availability Thursday, before Lubin and Gausha meet in a WBC Super Welterweight title eliminator headlining the event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Luis Nery Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten former champion Luis Nery shared updates from his training camp as he prepares to take on undefeated Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship in the co-main event of part two of a SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader Saturday, September 26 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Charlie Edwards & Davey Oliver Joyce To Be Featured On Taylor-Khongsong Sept. 26 Undercard  
Former flyweight world champion Charlie Edwards will test out the bantamweight waters in a 10-rounder against Kyle Williams on Saturday, Sept. 26 as the co-feature to WBA/IBF junior welterweight world champion Josh Taylor’s title defense against Apinun Khongsong in London. Taylor-Khongsong and Edwards-Williams will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, with undercard bouts at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.
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  On This Day: Sept 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins KO'd Oscar De La Hoya in the 9th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles and win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Orlando Salido to retain the WBA and IBF Featherweight Titles.
Kofi Jantuah KO'd Marco Antonio Rubio in the 1st round of a WBO Light Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Carlton Holland.
Almazbek Raiymkulov TKO'd Jose Luis Karass in the 2nd round.
1999, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round MD over Oscar De La Hoya to unify the IBF and WBC Welterweight Titles.
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Sione Asipeli to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Vasiliy Jirov KO'd Dale Brown in the 10th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Larry Barnes in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 8th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.

  Terrell Gausha: "I Want To Control
Every Round Against Lubin..."
 
Top super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha believes that his WBC Super Welterweight title eliminator showdown against Erickson “Hammer” Lubin gives him an opportunity to solidify his spot in the stacked 154-pound division as they headline live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, September 19 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Erickson Lubin Training Camp Quotes  
Top super welterweight contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin knows that a convincing victory over Terrell Gausha will put him back in position to capture a world title, as he nears their WBC Super Welterweight title eliminator showdown this Saturday, September 19 headlining action live on SHOWTIME in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

“I respect him as a fighter, but I don’t think Gausha is on my level,” said Lubin. “He’s standing in my way of becoming a world champion, so I need to take care of business Saturday night, and look good doing it. I have to make a statement in this fight.”
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  Rising Stars To Be Featured On
Briedis vs. Dorticos Undercard
 
Germany’s Leon Bunn (15-0, 8 KOs), Denis Radovan (13-0-1, 6 KOs), and Sophie Alisch (5-0, 1 KO) are confirmed on the undercard of the WBSS Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos for the Muhammad Ali Trophy, Ring Magazine belt, and IBF World title at the Plazamedia Broadcasting Center in Munich, Germany on 26 September.

Leon Bunn had a breakout 2019 as he won the IBF International Light Heavyweight title in May before successfully defending his title against world title challenger Enrico Kölling in November.
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  On This Day: Sept 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Detroit, Michigan:
Steve Forbes won a 12 round UD over David Santos to win the USBA Super Featherweight Title.
St Louis, Missouri:
Cory Spinks TKO'd Jorge Vaca in the 7th round to win the WBO NABO Welterweight Title.
1999, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand:
Medgoen Singsurat KO'd Manny Pacquiao to win the WBC Flyweight Title.
1995, Nongthaburi, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round SD over Daorung Chuvatana to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1994, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Surachai Saengmorakot in the 1st round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Vincent Pettway KO'd Gianfranco Rosi in the 4th round to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Gabe Ruelas won a 12 round UD over Jesse James Leija to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Meldrick Taylor in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Frankie Randall won a 12 round UD over Juan Martin Coggi to win the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Luis Ramon Campas in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.

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

  No Fear For Juan Carlos Abreu vs. Undefeated Welterweight Sensation Jaron Ennis This Sat.  
Upset-minded veteran Juan “Merengue” Carlos Abreu has vowed to use his experience advantage against boxing’s newest boogeyman, Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs), who has knocked out his last 15 opponents in a row, this Saturday night (Sept. 19th) on SHOWTIME live from a “closed” Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Ennis-Abreu, presented by TGB Promotions in association with D & D Boxing, will open the SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT in a 10-round welterweight match.
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  Povetkin vs. Whyte Rematch Confirmed For Nov. 21  
Following the completion of Fight Camp, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing are pleased to confirm details of their upcoming Autumn schedule that includes the highly-anticipated rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin, as well as the return of Joshua Buatsi and Lewis Ritson as they work towards World Title shots in their respective weight divisions.
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  Jermell Charlo Virtual Media Workout Quotes  
WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo showed off his skills for fans and media Tuesday during a virtual media workout as he nears the historic unification showdown against WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario that headlines part two of a first-of-its-kind SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader Saturday, September 26 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Jermall Charlo Virtual Media Workout Quotes  
Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo brought fans and media into his training camp Monday with a virtual media workout as he prepares to face top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko to headline part one of a first-of-its-kind SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader Saturday, September 26 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Brækhus Activates McCaskill Rematch Clause  
Jessica McCaskill will defend her undisputed World Welterweight title against Cecilia Brækhus in early 2021 after former champion Brækhus activated the rematch clause.

McCaskill ripped the titles from Brækhus in a tightly fought contest on the streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma in August as Matchroom returned to action in the US, with one judge unable to split the pair but challenger McCaskill getting the nod on the other cards, 97-94 and 97-93.
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  Ritson vs. Vazquez Confirmed For October 17  
Lewis Ritson will defend his WBA Inter-Continental Super-Lightweight Title against Mexico’s former long-reigning World Champion Miguel Vazquez on Saturday October 17, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

Ritson (20-1, 12 KOs) was originally slated to face Vazquez (42-9, 16 KOs) on April 4 in Newcastle before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the sporting world on its head and the event was postponed until a later date.
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  On This Day: Sept 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd John Bailey in the 5th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Anthony Farnell KO'd Lee Blundell in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Title.
Scott Harrison TKO'd Gary Thornhill in the 5th round to retain the Commonwealth British Empire Featherweight Title.
Telde Gran Canaria, Spain:
Khalid Rahilou TKO'd Ferenc Szakallas in the 1st round to win the WBA International Light Welterweight Title.
2000, Denver, Colorado:
Jose Luis Castillo and Stevie Johnston fought to a 12 round Draw and Castillo retained the WBC Lightweight title. Johnston was originally declared the winner but a mistake was discovered on a scorecard. Castillo was notified when Johnston showed up at his dressing room to give back his belt.
1998, Sao Paulo, Brazil:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Francisco Tomas Da Cruz in the 2nd round to retain the Brazilian Lightweight Title.
1990, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dave McAuley won a 12 round UD over Rodolfo Blanco to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Common Sense Takes A Back Seat To Greed
 
By William Trillo

As defined by www.phrases.org:
To 'take a back seat' is take a subordinate or reclusive position.


By now, anyone who pays even the slightest amount of attention to boxing news is well aware that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has filed a law suit against his promoter Oscar De La Hoya from Golden Boy Promotions and the broadcast partner DAZN for breach of contract to the tune of some $280 million dollars. The 11-fight deal that was drawn up between Alvarez, Golden Boy and DAZN is unraveling quickly.

No kidding?
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  On This Day: Sept 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Muhammad Rachman won a 12 round SD over Daniel Reyes to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
2002, Brauschweig, Germany:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over Stefano Zoff to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO'd Richard Hall in the 10th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Nate Campbell KO'd Daniel Alicea in the 3rd round to win the NABF and NABA Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Fernando Vargas in the 11th round to win the WBC and WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Miguel Cotto won a 10 round UD over John Brown.
1996, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Jan Bergman in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Inglewood, California:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Jesse Magana to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Kennedy McKinney won a 10 round SD over Nestor Lopez.

  "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas KO's Zewski  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The main event in the Las Vegas Bubble featured two hard hitting Welterweights who were looking to take a huge step forward with a victory. The likelihood of this one going the distance was minimal. Both Egidijus Kavaliauskas (22-1-1, 18 KO’s) and Mikael Zewski (34-2, 23 KO’s) were coming into the fight with only one loss a piece, the winner here would certainly put himself in line for a World Title.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kavallaukas Stops Zewski In The Eighth Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Mikey William - Top Rank

MONTRÉAL - Mikael Zewski, a welterweight (147 pounds) from Trois-Rivières, Québec, said few days ago that his fight with Egidijus Kavallauskas was crucial, because a win over him would increase his chances to dispute a world championship bout this year or next year.
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  Artur Beterbiev vs. Adam Deines Light Heavyweight World Title Showdown Postponed  
WBC/IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev's Oct. 23 title defense in Moscow against Adam Deines has been postponed after Beterbiev suffered a rib injury in training. Beterbiev-Deines is expected to be rescheduled before the end of the year.

Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs), the only current world champion with a 100 percent knockout rate, has not fought since his 10th-round stoppage victory over Oleksandr Gvozdyk last October to unify world titles.


  On This Day: Sept 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Berlin, Germany:
Felix Sturm won a 12 round SD over Hector Velazco to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Jose Rivera won a 12 round MD over Michel Trabant to win the Vacant WBA Welterweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Rocky Juarez KO'd David Murillo in the 1st round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Shane Mosley won a 12 round decision over Oscar De La Hoya to win the WBC, WBA and IBA Light Middleweight Titles.
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Stevie Johnston in the 11th round of a WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Demetrio Ceballos in the 7th round to win the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
1997, Cebu, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao won a 10 round decision over Melvin Magramo in a non-title Flyweight Bout.
Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas, Nevada:
Raul Marquez won a 12 round SD over Keith Mullings to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Hector Camacho to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Paulie Ayala won a 10 round UD over Ricardo Medina.
Paul Spadafora won a 6 round UD over Kino Rodriguez.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Zewski Looking to Hook & Reel In A Big One
 
By William Trillo
The first time I saw Mikael Zewski, (34-1, 23 KO’s), in action was in March of 2010 at a small casino in Southern California. I noticed right away Zewski was from Quebec. The reason that caught my eye is that a few months prior to that I made my first trip to Montreal, and as my readers, (all 5 of them), know I fell in love with the city and the people of Montreal. The fact of the matter is I hold all of Quebec near and dear to my heart.

That first night I saw Zewski I was impressed how he quickly dispatched of a foe who had no idea what hit him. I thought to myself, I am going to need to keep an eye on this, he has legit skills.” As it turns out I have been fortunate enough to see Zewski fight in the cities of Montreal, Quebec City, Indio California and multiple times in Las Vegas Nevada. Watching Zewski as I have it became clear to me that the skills he displayed the first time I saw him were not a fluke, he is without question a top world class fighter.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Zewski & Kanavaullas Weigh In
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The weigh in, supervised by the Nevada Athletic Commission Friday afternoon, was perfect for Mikael Zewski, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, and Egdijus Kavallaukas, from Lithuania. This weigh in was held at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.

Zewski posted a weight of 147 pounds, Kavallaukas 146.5 pounds.

Zewski (34-1-0, 23 wins by KO or TKO) and Kavallaukas (21-1-0, 17 wins by KO or TKO), will fight Saturday evening at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, in a WBC Continental Americas welterweight (147 pounds) championship.

The winner will be in a good position to get a world championship. Zewski is ranked seventh contender by the WBO and eight contender by the IBF.


  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.5 vs. Mikael Zewski 147
Miguel Marriaga 125.9 vs. Joet Gonzalez 125.8
Aleem Jumakhonov 126.5 vs. Jorge Ramos 127
Manuel Flores 117.3 vs. Jonathan Rodriguez 118
Anthony Chavez 129.1 vs. Adan Gonzales 129.1
Eric Puente 137.7 lbs vs. Luis Norambuena 135.6

Venue: The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Hearn: "Russell Jr. & Gamboa
Both Targets For Haney Return"
 
Eddie Hearn says Gary Russell Jr. and Yuriorkis Gamboa are both targets for the return of WBC World Lightweight champion Devin Haney in November, live on DAZN.

Haney (24-0 15 KOs) is raring to return to the ring and defend his crown for the second time after he was forced into surgery when injuring his shoulder in his first defense against Alfredo Santiago in Los Angeles in November.
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  On This Day: Sept 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Kansas City, Missouri:
Kabary Salem TKO'd Randie Carver in the 10th round of an NABF Super Middleweight Title Bout. Randie Carver suffered a fierce beating in this fight and passed away shortly after the fight. Its my opinion that the Referee and Carver's Corner were negligent in allowing this bout to continue and should have been banned from the sport.
1998, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Junior Jones in the 4th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Hector Velazquez TKO'd Eligio Valenzuela in the 2nd round.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California:
Daniel Santos won a 6 round decision over Humberto Rodriguez.
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas:
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Calvin Combs in the 2nd round.
Daniel Santos TKO'd Margarito Navarro in the 3rd round.
Wilfredo Rivera TKO'd Mark Hammon in the 1st round.
1996, Civitavecchia, Italy:
Silvio Branco won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to win the Vacant WBU Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Mikael Zewski: "I Believe That My Speed
& My Technique Will Produce A Win For Me"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Canadian welterweight Mikael Zewski, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, will have a major fight Saturday evening at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Ranked seventh contender by the WBO and eight contender by the IBF, Zewski (34-1-0) will face Egdijus Kavallaukas (21-1-0), from Lithuania, in a WBC Continental Americas championship
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  Aaron Alameda Training Camp Notes  
Unbeaten Aaron Alameda shared updates from his training camp and stated his intention for a career-defining win as he prepares to take on former champion Luis Nery for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship in part two of a first-of-its-kind SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader Saturday, September 26 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

“This is my first time on a card of this magnitude, so I’m going to come with everything I’ve got on September 26,” said Alameda. “I’m ready to put on a great show for the fans. After I beat Luis Nery, everyone is going to know my name.”
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  On This Day: Sept 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Kelson Pinto in the 6th round to win the Vacant WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Daniel Santos was declared the winner by TD in the 9th round over WBO Welterweight Title holder Antonio Margarito. Fight was stopped due to Margarito cut caused by Headbutt. Santos retains Light Middleweight Title, Margarito retains Welterweight Title.
Chainart Province, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Cecilio Santos to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Carlos Gerena in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round UD over Juan Manuel Marquez to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1997, Widnes, England:
Robin Reid won a 12 round SD over Hacine Cherifi to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Kid McAuley in the 1st round.
1994, Clarion MP Resort, Trang, Thailand:
Eloy Rojas TKO'd Samart Payakaroon in the 8th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Ali Trophy, IBF Title & Ring Belt
On The Line For Briedis & Dorticos
 
When Mairis Briedis and IBF champ Yuniel Dorticos clash in the World Boxing Super Series Season II Cruiserweight Final on 26 Sep. in Munich it’s for a sensational trio of triumphs: The Muhammad Ali Trophy, IBF World title, and vacant Ring Magazine 200 lbs belt.

Shortly after Aleksandr Usyk vacated his IBF title it was claimed by Yuniel Dorticos through a devastating one-punch 10th round knockout of Andrew Tabiti in their semi-final on 15 June 2019. The final is Dorticos’ first defense of the title.
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  Danny Roman Training Camp Quotes  
Former unified super bantamweight champion Danny Roman anticipates an action packed showdown as he previewed his upcoming WBC super bantamweight title eliminator bout against former world champion Juan Carlos Payano taking place Saturday, September 26 in part two of a first-of-its-kind SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

“Payano is one of the toughest and roughest fighters in the division,” said Roman. “His only losses are to elite fighters. This fight will be all action because Payano likes to mix it up, as do I. The fans will get to see two warriors going at it as I’m fully prepared for a grueling fight. This will be an explosive twelve-round battle, and that’s if it goes the distance, which I highly doubt.”
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  Sullivan Barrera Hopes To Put On Another Joe Smith Type Performance Before The End Of The Year  
2020 has been a tough year for most of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down several sports leagues and brought the sport of boxing to a grinding halt. The sport is back but without fans and higher level fights are still a few weeks away from taking place.

Sullivan Barrera is one of the fighters that has been adversely affected. The former world title challenger was scheduled to face former champion Sergey Kovalev on April 25th in a DAZN streamed main event. This fight was among the spring events that were scrapped due to the coronavirus. Efforts to reschedule the fight for the summer and fall have so far failed to bear fruit.
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  On This Day: Sept 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Wayne Alexander KO'd Mehrdud Takaloo in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBU Light Middleweight Title.
London, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd David Haye in the 5th round to Win the IBO Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Paolo Roberto in the 7th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1994, Birmingham, England:
Nigel Benn won a 12 round UD over Juan Carlos Gimenez Ferreyra to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Hamburg, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski won a 12 round UD over Leeonzer Barber to win the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Lowell, Massachusetts:
Micky Ward KO'd Genaro Andujar in the 3rd round.
Stateline, Nevada:
Chiquita Gonzalez TKO'd Juan Domingo Cordoba in the 8th round to retain the WBC, IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  On This Day: Sept 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Manchester, England:
Willie Jorin won a 12 round MD over Michael Brodie to win the Vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
New Orleans, Louisiana:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Eric Harding in the 10th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Derrick Gainer TKO'd Freddie Norwood in the 11th round to win the WBA Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Valbuena to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Chester, West Virginia:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Bronco McCart to win the Vacant USBA Light Middleweight Title.
Paul Spadafora won a 10 round UD over Rodney Jones.
1995, Cork, Ireland:
Steve Collins won a 12 round SD over Chris Eubank to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales TKO'd Alberto Martinez in the 4th round to retain the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Genaro Hernandez to win the WBO Lightweight Title.
Kevin Kelley and Bones Adams fought to a 12 round draw in a WBU Featherweight Title Bout.

  Briedis vs. Dorticos WBSS Cruiserweight
Final Set For September 26
 
The hotly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series Season II Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos takes place behind-closed-doors in Munich, Germany on Saturday, 26 September 2020.

The culmination of the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy will be held in a television studio under Covid-19 rules and with no spectators at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, a leading live sports production house in Munich.
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  Lomachenko vs. Lopez & Inoue vs. Moloney Headline October Boxing Bonanza On ESPN Platforms  
Four belts, one champion. A universally recognized lightweight king will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 17, live on ESPN from MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

WBO/WBA/WBC Franchise world champion Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound “Boxing Baryshnikov” from Ukraine, will fight unbeaten IBF world champion Teofimo Lopez, the knockout artist from Brooklyn who has lobbed verbal haymakers at Lomachenko for more than two years. The two will fight from the MGM Grand Conference Center aka the “Las Vegas Bubble.”
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  LaManna: "The World Knows I Won"  
It's been a little over a week since Jr. Middleweight Contender Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna and once beaten Brian "La Bala" Mendoza squared off in the PBC on FS1 Main Event from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Uncertain as to why and how, judges Edward Hernandez Sr. (98-92), Steve Morrow (96-94) and Pat Russell (98-92) all saw the bout in favor of Mendoza. Ironically, Hernandez Sr. was one of the judges from this past Sunday's WBA Welterweight championship fight between Yordenis Ugas and Abel Ramos.
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  On This Day: Sept 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Reno, Nevada:
Fernando Montiel won a 12 round UD over Jose Lopez to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Julian Letterlough in the 8th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Enrique Sanchez in the 6th round.
2000, Montreal, Quebec:
Arturo Gatti won a 10 round UD over Joe Hutchison.
Stephane Ouellet won a 10 round UD over Dave Hilton.
Leonard Dorin won a 10 round UD over Gairy St. Clair.
1996, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand:
Saen Sor Ploenchit won a 12 round UD over Alexander Mahmutov to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1995, Liverpool, Merseyside, England:
Shea Neary KO'd Nigel Bradley in the 2nd round to win the Vacant British Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Willy Salazar TKO'd Danny Romero in the 7th round. Fight stopped due to eye injury to Romero. 1995's Upset of the Year.
1984, Winnipeg, Canada:
Donnie LaLonde TKO'd Don Hurtle in the 6th round to win the Canadian Light Heavyweight Title.

  Yordenis Ugas Wins Split Decision Over Abel Ramos To Capture WBA Welterweight Championship  
Photos: Sean Michael Ham - TGB Promotions

Yordenis Ugas scored a split-decision victory over Abel Ramos Sunday night to win the WBA Welterweight Championship in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“I set a goal when I was a child back in Cuba to become a world champion and I accomplished that goal tonight,” said Ugas. “I’m so grateful to everyone who helped me along the way. Ramos was a very tough opponent and I knew it was not going to be easy, but I wasn’t going to let this opportunity slip away.”
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  Saul Bustos Remains Undefeated
With Hard Fought Unanimous Decision
 
Last night at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA, Thompson Boxing Promotions hosted the second edition of its 3.2.1. Boxing series. In the 8-round main event, welterweights Saul "El Chicano" Bustos and Luis Lopez went to war, in a battle of undefeated prospects.
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  On This Day: Sept 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Kumamoto, Japan:
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Kozo Ishii in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
2002, Portland, Oregon:
Winky Wright retained his IBF Light Middleweight Title when Bronco McCart was DQ'd in the 8th round for low blows.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Clinton Woods in the 6th round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
1996, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Ray Lovato in the 6th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Bruce Seldon in the 1st round to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Alex Rios in the 5th round to retain the WBC and IBF Light Middleweight Titles.
1991, San Giacomo, Italy:
James Warring KO'd James Pritchard in the 1st round to win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dave McAuley KO'd Jacob Matala in the 10th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.

  Ugly Win For Herring  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

It was bedlam inside the ring in The Las Vegas Bubble, before, during and after the main event. This was supposed to be a showcase for Super Featherweight Jamel Herring (22-2, 10 KO’s) but it’s unlikely anyone was impressed with his performance, including the fighter himself. His opponent Jonathan Oquendo (31-7, 19 KO’s) made this fight as about as ugly and difficult as he could. Like a bull in a china closet Oquendo was busting up Herring, not with punches but with his head. This was far from a pretty fight on any level.
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  Weights From Los Angeles, Ca - FOX  
Yordenis Ugas 147 vs. Abel Ramos 146
(WBA Welterweight Title)
Omar Juarez 142.8 vs. Dakota Linger 144.4
Jesus Ramos 142.8 vs. Esteban Garcia 142
Cody Crowley 145 vs. Josh Torres 144.6
Batyr Akhmedov 140.4 vs. Rey Perez 140.6
Leduan Barthelemy 136.6 vs. Recky Dulay 137.6

Venue: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Corona, Ca.  
Luis Lopez 146.8 vs. Saul Bustos 146.7
George Acosta 140.5 vs. Estabn Munoz 143.7
Katsuma Akitsugi 127 vs. David Angeles 127.7

Venue: Omega Products International Event Center, Corona, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  On This Day: Sept 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Erfurt, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round MD over Mads Larsen to retain the IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Titles
2002, Montreal, Canada:
Eric Lucas won a 12 round UD over Omar Sheika to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Rangsit, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam won a 12 round UD over Jesus Martinez to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1997, El Paso, Texas:
Erik Morales KO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 11th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Louie Leija in the 2nd round.
1996, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Alberto Jimenez retained the WBO Flyweight Title when he and Carlos Salazar fought to a 12 round draw.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Regilio Tuur KO'd Jose Vida Ramos in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
1986, Naples, Italy:
Patrizio Oliva TKO'd Brian Brunette in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
Jamel Herring 129.5 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 129.6
(WBO Jr. Lightweight Title)
Steven Nelson 167.6 vs. DeAndre Ware 168
Jesse Rodriguez 109.2 vs. Janiel Rivera 109.3
Jared Anderson 247.2 vs. Rodney Hernandez 255.2
D’Andre Smith 147.4 vs. Benjamin Whitaker 149.8
Ruben Cervera 130.3 vs. Rennard Oliver 130.5
Edward Vazquez 127.3 vs. Adan Ochoa 127.1
Rashiem Jefferson 125 vs. Jose Martinez 125.1

Venue: The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Tijuana, Mexico  
PPV FIGHTS
Angel Ramos 114.4 lbs - Jorge Villalobos 114.4
Manuel Jaimes 130.5 lbs - Francisco Rubio 131.6
Giovannie Gonzalez 135.8 - Brandon Cortez 134.2
Wade Jones III 135.8 - Alberto Guzman 136.0
Manuel Medina 157.8 - Alejandro Gonzalez 154.9
(Exhibition Featuring former world champions)

UNDERCARD FIGHTS
Jose Alvarado 132.9 - Daniel Acosta 130.5
Elvis Bravo 157.8 - Rolando Paredes 159.8
Jose Garcia 140.8 - Ivan Pinto 136
Sergio Perez 131.3 - Noe Ontiveros 130.5
Alan Garcia 131.6 - Jose Abraham Rodriguez Paredes 132.9

Venue: Frontón Palacio Jai Alai, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Promoter: Toscano Promotions


  On This Day: Sept 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Caguas, Puerto Rico:
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Lorenzo Trejo to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
1999, Tokyo, Japan:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round UD over Keiji Yamaguchi to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1998, Tokyo, Japan:
Takanori Hatakeyama won a 12 round MD over Yong-Soo Choi to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Osaka, Japan:
Hi Yong Choi won a 12 round SD over Keiji Yamaguchi to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1987, Manila, Philippines:
Chang Ho Choi KO'd Dodie Penalosa in the 11th round to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
Bangkok, Thailand:
Sot Chitalada KO'd Rae-Ki Ahn in the 4th round to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Virgil Hill TKO'd Leslie Stewart in the 4th round to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Jamel Herring vs. Jonathan Oquendo
Press Conference Quotes
 
Two fight dates came and went, and WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring and Jonathan Oquendo had nothing to show for it. Herring's positive COVID-19 diagnosis forced postponements of July 2 and July 14 fight dates, but he and Oquendo will finally face off Saturday from the MGM Grand Las Vegas (ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET).
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  Yordenis Ugas vs. Abel Ramos Teleconference  
Top contender Yordenis Ugás and hard-hitting Abel Ramos previewed their showdown for the vacant WBA Welterweight Championship on an international media conference call Thursday, before they headline FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes, this Sunday, September 6 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The broadcast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features undefeated prospect Jesús Ramos facing fellow unbeaten Esteban García in an eight-round super lightweight co-main event. Plus, rising prospect Omar “El Relámpago” Juárez takes on Dakota Linger in an eight-round super lightweight special bonus feature.
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  Brandon Figueroa Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa gave updates on his current training camp and previewed his showdown against Damien Vazquez taking place Saturday, September 26 on part one of a first-of-its-kind SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: Sept 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Essen, Germany:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Rudiger May in the 7th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Arthur Abraham TKO'd Nader Hamdan in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBA International Middleweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round UD over Juanito Rubilar to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Miguel Angel Gonzalez to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Welterweight Titles.
Lamon Brewster won a 12 round SD over Kali Meehan to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.
O'Neil Bell KO'd Ezra Sellers in the 2nd round of an IBF Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
1999, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a n 11th round TD over Thomas Tate to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mark Johnson TKO'd Jose Laureano in the 6th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
Ike Ibeabuchi TKO'd Everton Davis in the 9th round.

  Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha In Title
Eliminator Live On SHOWTIME Sept. 19
 
Top 154-pound contenders go toe-to-toe as hard-hitting Erickson “Hammer” Lubin battles 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in a WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator headlining a three-fight event presented by Premier Boxing Champions on Saturday, September 19 live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
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  Yordenis Ugás Training Camp Quotes  
Top contender Yordenis Ugás shared insights into his training camp and more as he prepares to take on hard-hitting Abel Ramos for the vacant WBA Welterweight Championship this Sunday, September 6 in the FOX PBC Fight Night main event and on FOX Deportes from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Ugás returns to action after scoring a stoppage victory over Mike Dallas in February on FS1. Prior to that fight, Ugás had battled then WBC Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter in a March 2019 title fight on FOX that saw the Cuban fighter lose a narrow decision.
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  Jose Pedraza vs. Javier Molina Junior Welterweight Battle At The MGM Grand Las Vegas "Bubble" Sept. 19  
Former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza continues his quest for another world title against 2008 U.S. Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina in a 10-round junior welterweight main event Saturday, Sept. 19 from the MGM Grand Conference Center.

Pedraza-Molina will headline a night of fights live on ESPN+ beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the co-feature set to begin at approximately 10 p.m. ET.
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  Yordenis Ugás vs. Abel Ramos For Vacant WBA Welterweight Championship This Sunday On FOX  
Top contender Yordenis Ugás and hard-hitting Abel Ramos will battle for the vacant WBA Welterweight Championship in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes this Sunday, September 6 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The broadcast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features undefeated prospect Jesús Ramos facing fellow unbeaten Esteban García in an eight-round super lightweight co-main event. Plus, rising prospect Omar “El Relámpago” Juárez takes on Dakota Linger in an eight-round super lightweight special bonus feature.
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  "Boxeo Telemundo" Concludes Summer Season
Friday With WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Title Fight
 
“Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., concludes its summer all-star boxing lineup this Friday night, September 4th at 12am midnight ET. The final fight of the show’s summer season will be headlined by another World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedecentro title fight between fellow Mexican boxers for the organization’s vacant Welterweight Title. The event will be broadcast live from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. on Telemundo as well as livestreamed on the Telemundo Deportes App.
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  On This Day: Sept 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Newport, Wales:
Enzo Maccarinelli KO'd Jesper Kristiansen in the 3rd round to retain the WBU Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Anthony Mundine won a 12 round UD over Antwun Echols to win the Vacant WBA Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Wollongong, NSW, Australia:
Anthony Mundine won a 12 round SD over Sam Soliman to retain the IBF Pan Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
1999, Mukdahan, Thailand:
Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym KO'd Leo Gamez in the 8th round to win the WBA Flyweight Title.
1989, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Ron Amundsen in the 7th round.
Riddick Bowe KO'd Lee Moore in the 1st round.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Meldrick Taylor TKO'd Buddy McGirt in the 12th round to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario
Press Conference Quotes
 
WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo and WBA and IBF 154-pound world champion Jeison Rosario previewed their blockbuster unification showdown during a virtual kick-off press conference Tuesday as they near their main event battle on part two of the first-ever SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader on Saturday, September 26 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Five of the six fighters who will be competing in part two of the unprecedented event participated in today’s media call. Unbeaten former champion Luis Nery will battle undefeated Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship in the co-feature, while former unified champion Daniel Roman faces off against former champion Juan Carlos Payano in a WBC Super Bantamweight title eliminator bout to open the second installment of the pay-per-view. Nery was unable to participate in the call due to technical issues.
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  Two Stacked Cards Set For Charlo Twins
SHOWTIME PPV Doubleheader
 
In a first-of-its-kind boxing event, and a doubleheader unlike any other in sports, SHOWTIME PPV and Premier Boxing Champions have assembled two stacked fight cards with each card headlined by one of the world champion Charlo twins in their most significant fights to date. On Saturday, September 26, the unprecedented twin bill features WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo facing top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko in the main event of the first card. The second card is topped by WBC Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo taking on WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario in a world championship unification fight.
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  On This Day: Sept 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Liverpool, NSW, Australia:
Anthony Mundine KO'd Soon Botes in the 3rd round to win the Vacant WBA Pan African Super Middleweight Title and the PABA Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round SD over Charles Brewer to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Erik Morales TKO'd Kevin Kelley in the 7th round to win the WBC Featherweight (Interim) Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Angel Manfredy in the 3rd round to win the IBF and IBA Super Featherweight Titles.
1995, Entre Rios, Argentina:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Reinaldo Gimenez in the 12th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
London, England:
Frank Bruno won a 12 round UD over Oliver McCall to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Drake Thadzi to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Danny Perez in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.

  WBC Orders Thanderz vs. Harper For Unified
Super Featherweight World Title Clash
 
Norway’s Katharina Thanderz (13-0, 2 KOs) will get the opportunity to realise her lifetime dream of becoming a unified World Champion after the WBC ordered her to face the current WBC and IBO Super Featherweight title holder, Terri Harper (10-0-1, 5 KOs).

Thanderz, who hails from Oslo, was most recently in action in November 2019 when she headlined at the Ekeberg Hall against tough Brazilian Danila Ramos. Following an entertaining contest over ten brutal rounds, Thanderz won via split decision and became the WBC Interim Super Featherweight World Champion and the mandatory challenger for the title.
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  Jermall Charlo vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Press Conference Quotes
 
Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo and top 160-pound contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko spoke to the press during a kick-off virtual press conference Monday as they preview the main event of part one of the first-of-its-kind SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader on Saturday, September 26 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Philip Bowes vs. Akeem Ennis Brown
Battle This Weds. On ESPN+
 
The Commonwealth super lightweight king, Philip Bowes, hopes to add more hardware to his collection. Bowes will defend his belt in a 12-rounder against the unbeaten Akeem Ennis Brown this Wednesday, Sept. 2 from Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England. The vacant British title will also be at stake.

Bowes-Ennis Brown will headline an #MTKFightNight card that will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
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  Open Letter From Jose Antonio Rivera
To Oscar De La Hoya
 
Dear Oscar:

I recently read that you're making a comeback. I applaud you for wanting to be in a real fight, not involved in a circus-like exhibition, and completely understand why you're coming back. I'm an expert on making a comeback having already made three.

You're going back in the ring because you love boxing and miss being in the ring. I can relate. After my last fight (June 12, 2019), I said I was finally done for good, unless, of course, if I was presented a special opportunity I couldn't refuse.
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  On This Day: Sept 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Madgeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over James Butler to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Championship.
Yokohama, Japan:
Veeraphol Sahaprom retained the WBC Bantamweight title when he and Toshiaki Nishioka fought to a 12 round Draw.
El Paso, Texas:
Juan Lazcano KO'd Julio Alvarez in the 4th round to win the NABF Lightweight Title.
Juan Diaz won an 8 round SD over Ubaldo Hernandez.
Francisco Bojado TKO'd Jesse Varela in the 1st round.
Jeff Lacy KO'd Anthony Greeley in the 1st round.
1984, Nassau, The Bahamas:
Trevor Berbick TKO'd Andros Barr to retain the Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
Youngstown, Ohio:
Harry Arroyo TKO'd Charlie Brown in the 8th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1983, Los Angeles, California:
Alberto Davila KO'd Francisco Bejines in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBC Bantamweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Jose Ramirez & The Armchair Cornermen
 
By William Trillo

Most of us have heard the term “Armchair Quarterback” before. Basically, it’s a term meant for someone who doesn't participate in an action but still makes judgments about it. That is what I was thinking about as I sat in on the Zoom post fight press conference Saturday night. I was thinking it even more as I read a few Ramirez vs. Postol fight reports on Sunday morning.
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  Hrgović To Fight Twice In Two Months,
Faces Pala On September 26 In Denmark
 
Croatian heavyweight sensation Filip Hrgović (10-0, 8 KOs) will return to the ring on September 26th against Ondrej Pala (33-5, 23 KOs) at the Struer Energi Park in Denmark.

The Olympic Bronze Medalist was last in action against on December 7th when he knocked out the former World title challenger Eric Molina inside 3 rounds to retain his WBC International title as part of a huge night of action at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
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  On This Day: Aug 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1996, Dublin, Ireland:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Manuel Medina in the 11th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Tom Johnson won a 12 round UD over Ramon Guzman to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
Nate Miller TKO'd James Heath in the 7th round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain:
Adolpho Washington won a 12 round UD over Tortsten May to win the Vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1989, Inglewood, California:
Daniel Zaragoza TKO'd Frankie Duarte in the 10th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1984, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Pinklon Thomas won a 12 round MD over Tim Witherspoon to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
1981, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Animal Frank Fletcher KO'd Ernie Singletary in the 8th round to win the USBA Middleweight Title.
Anthony Fletcher won an 8 round MD over Livingstone Bramble.

  Ramirez Earns Majority Decision Over Postol  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

After two Covid-19 postponements Super Lightweights Jose Carlos Ramirez (26-0, 17 KO’s) and Viktor Postol (31-3, 12 KO’s) finally squared off in a highly anticipated bout with two world titles on the line. This was a fight that had major swings in momentums as the fighters took turns controlling rounds throughout the night. In Postol, Ramirez had a very crafty former champ in front of him. To keep his belts and move on to a title unification Ramirez had his work cut out for him. This was no walk in the park.
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  Feigenbutz Announces Himself At Middleweight; Wins The IBF Intercontinental Title  
Team Sauerland’s Vincent Feigenbutz (32-3, 28 KOs) overcame the resilient Jama Saidi (17-2, 7 KOs) to win the IBF Intercontinental Middleweight title in an action packed fight at the Harvel Studios in Berlin.

Feigenbutz, who moved down to middleweight following an unsuccessful shot at Caleb Plant’s IBF Super Middleweight World title, produced a tremendous performance that saw him comprehensively outbox Saidi on route to a unanimous points victory.
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  On This Day: Aug 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Pasadena, California:
Peter Manfredo won a 5 round UD over Miguel Espino. (Fight shown as Part of NBC's "The Contender"
2003, Munich, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Fabio Moli in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title.
1998, Chester, West Virginia:
Antonio Tarver KO'd Rocky Gannon in the 2nd round.
Paul Spadafora TKO'd David Thomas in the 2nd round.
1997, Nongkhai, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin TKO'd Wellington Vicente in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1996, Reading, Pennsylvania:
Lonnie Bradley won a 12 round UD over Simon Brown to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
Steve Little won a 12 round UD over Joaquin Velasquez to win the Vacant IBC Super Middleweight Title.
1993, Kansas City, Missouri:
Tommy Morrison TKO'd Tim Tomashek in the 4th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.

  Baraou Loses Controversial Decision To Culcay  
Following one of the best fights in recent years in Germany, Abass Baraou (9-1, 6 KOs) lost a controversial split decision to former World Champion Jack Culcay (29-4, 13 KOs) at the Harvel Studios in Berlin.

Despite the lack of fans allowed in the arena, the atmosphere was just as electric as the action between the ropes as Baraou used his speed and skill to land numerous heavy blows to the body and head.
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  Weights From Los Angeles - FOX  
Erislandy Lara 153 vs. Greg Vendetti 152.4
(WBA Super Welterweight Title)
Alfredo Angulo 167.8 vs. Vladimir Hernandez 165
Abram Martinez 141 vs. Luis Arcon 139.8
Thomas LaManna 153.8 vs. Brian Mendoza 153.8
Justin Pauldo 138.2 vs. Josec Ruiz 137.8
Jose Valenzuela 134.4 vs. Zack Kuhn 135

Venue: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
Jose Ramirez 139.8 vs. Viktor Postol 139.7
(WBC/WBO Junior Welterweight Titles)
Arnold Barboza Jr. 139.2 vs. Tony Luis 139.4
Elvis Rodriguez 143.9 vs. Cody Wilson 142.9
Raymond Muratalla 135.4 vs. Cesar Valenzuela 134.9
Gabriel Muratalla 119.6 vs. Justice Bland 118.7
Javier Martinez 159.5 vs. Rance Ward 162.9

Venue: “The Bubble” MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


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

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Zewski Will Compete In The Most Important
Bout Of His Pro Boxing Career
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, believes that Mikael Zewski, a welterweight from Trois-Rivières, Québec, will have the most important bout of his pro boxing career September 12th at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Zewski (34-1-0) will face the Lithuanian Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-1-1) in a NABO North American championship.
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  Jose Ramirez & Viktor Postol Set For
Junior Welterweight Title Showdown
 
Finally! After a pair of fight dates fell by the wayside, WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion Viktor Postol are set to fight Saturday evening from the MGM Grand "Bubble" (ESPN+ coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET). They were scheduled to fight Feb. 2 in China and May 9 in Fresno, Calif., but the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled those plans.
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  Weights From Kissimmee - Telemundo  
Belmar Preciado 125 vs. Dennis Contreras 125
Cassius Chaney 263.2 vs. Chauncey Welliver 378
Orlando Gonzalez 127 vs. Diuhl Olguin 126
Otar Eranosyan 134.6 vs. Deshawn Kennedy

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.
Promoter: All Star Boxing


  Weights From London - ESPN+  
Daniel Dubois 242 vs. Ricardo Sneijders 215
Sunny Edwards 114.5 vs. Thomas Essomba 114.1
Sam Maxwell 139 vs. Joe Hughes 139
David Adeleye 217.5 vs. Phil Williams 258
Willy Hutchinson 173.25 vs. Ben Thomas 175.5
Sam Noakes 138 vs. Jordan Ellison 137.75

Venue: BT Studios, London
Promoter: Queensberry


  Weights From Germany  
Abass Baraou 153.2 vs. Jack Culcay 153.7
Vincent Feigenbutz 158.3 vs. Jama Saidi 157.4

Venue: Havel Studios in Berlin
Promoter: AGON, Saurland


  Erislandy Lara Training Camp Quotes  
WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara shared his insights from training camp and discussed his upcoming battle against Greg Vendetti that headlines FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes this Saturday, August 29 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Once the longest-reigning titleholder in the stacked 154-pound division, Lara returns to the ring after capturing the WBA title last August on FOX with a TKO victory over Ramon Alvarez.
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  Daniel Dubois vs. Ricardo Snijders Card Kicks Off Boxing Marathon This Sat. Exclusively On ESPN+  
Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois, the heavyweight division’s most feared young knockout artist, will defend his WBO International belt Saturday against Dutch upstart Ricardo Snijders in a scheduled 12-rounder from BT Sport Studio in London.

Dubois-Snijders headlines a scheduled six-bout card on ESPN+ beginning at 2 p.m. ET, which kicks off a boxing marathon exclusively on the streaming service. Later that day, WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez will defend his world titles against former world champion Viktor Postol (7:30 p.m. ET).
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  On This Day: Aug 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Bremen, Germany:
Darius Michalczewski TKO'd Montell Griffin in the 4th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Reid won a 12 round UD over Keith Mullings to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
William Joppy TKO'd Roberto Duran in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins retained the IBF Middleweight Title when his bout with Robert Allen was ruled a NC when Hopkins sustained an injury after being pushed out of the ring by referee Mills Lane while trying to break up a clinch.
1993, Inglewood, California:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Eduardo Ramirez to win the Vacant NABF Super Flyweight Title.
Bismarck, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Sergio Merani to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1992, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Maurice Blocker won a 12 round SD over Luis Garcia to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.

  Weights From Mexico  
Juan Barajas 168 vs. Jose Resendiz 168
Marco Dominguez 147 vs. Salvador Tapia 147
Lester Martinez 168 vs. Abraham Hernandez 170
Jose Arellano 137.8 vs. Flavio Cedar Santos 141.1

Venue: Marinaterra Hotel & Spa, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: RJJ Boxing


  Mean Machine vs. Zewski & Marriaga vs. Gonzalez Set For Sept. 12 ESPN+ Card From MGM Grand "Bubble"  
The Mean Machine is ready to rise again. Welterweight contender Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, a two-time Lithuanian Olympian coming off a valiant effort last December against Terence “Bud” Crawford, will face NABO welterweight title-holder Mikael Zewski in a 10-rounder Saturday, Sept. 12 from the MGM Grand Conference Center.

In the 10-round featherweight co-feature, three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga will fight recent world title challenger Joet Gonzalez.
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  Hot Prospects Santiago Dominguez, Luis Torres
& Jermone Jones Jr. All Remain Undefeated
 
Sonora, Mexico (August 26, 2020) -The first RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® event in 6 ½ months was held last night, showcasing a trio of undefeated prospects, at Marinaterra Hotel & Spa in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.

Luis "Koreano" Torres, World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 15 rated welterweight Santiago "Somer" Dominguez and Jermone Jones, Jr. all remained undefeated.
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  On This Day: Aug 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Osaka, Japan:
Masamori Tokuyama won a 12 round UD over In Joo Cho to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Tijuana, Mexico:
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Armando Bosquez in the 4th round to win the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Augusta, Georgia:
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Santiago Samaniego in the 7th round to retain the NABF Welterweight Title.
Houston, Texas:
Joe Mesi KO'd Martin Lopez in the 3rd round.
1994, Bushkill, Pennsylvania:
Jake Rodriguez TKO'd George Scott in the 9th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Chris Eubank TKO'd Sam Storey in the 7th round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1977, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Sam Serrano won a 15 round UD over Apollo Yoshio to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Superstar Claressa Shields Named Women's
Boxing #1 Pound-For-Pound By The Ring & ESPN
 
Women’s boxing superstar Claressa Shields has added two more impressive distinctions to her already unparalleled boxing career laurels.

25-year-old “T-Rex” Shields (10-0, 2 KOs), currently the unified WBC and WBO World Female Super Welterweight and WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO Middleweight Champion, has been named #1 in both The Ring and ESPN’s inaugural pound-for-pound women’s rankings of the best female fighters in the world.
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  Team Benavidez Petition WBC To Be Placed
Back In Super Middleweight Rankings
 
Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter for undefeated two-time WBC Super Middleweight World Champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez, has sent the following letter to the WBC, requesting they reinstate Benavidez into their super middleweight rankings.

After failing to make weight for what would have been his first defense of the WBC strap against Roamer Alexis Angulo on August 15, the WBC graciously installed Benavidez (23-0, 20 KOs) as their #1 contender at light heavyweight.
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  On This Day: Aug 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Ross Thompson in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Tokyo, Japan:
Yuri Arbachkov TKO'd Takato Tokuchi in the 9th round to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Gary Jacobs to Retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
David Tua TKO'd Mauricio Villegas in the 6th round.
Andrew Golota TKO'd West Turner in the 1st round.
1994, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Hector Acero Sanchez won a 12 round SD over Tracy Harris Patterson to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1989, Talcahuano, Chile:
Raul Perez TKO'd Cardenio Ulloa in the 8th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1983, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
Leonardo Cruz won a 15 round UD over Cleo Garcia to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

  Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number:
Povetkin Draws Deep To Stun Whyte
 
By Iberedem Ekure
The August 23rd Matchroom boxing main event between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte was a weird watch. It wasn’t just the absence of a crowd, I watched Shawn Porter on Premier Boxing Champions later in the evening and it didn’t feel so out of place without the throng of spectators, the setting just had something about it that was unusual. Perhaps it was a precursor for the night of upsets we were going to witness; other bouts on the card were Luther Clay defending the WBO global welterweight title against Chris Kongo and Katie Taylor defended all her belts against Delfine Persoon in a thrilling performance. I will get to these but first, Whyte vs. Povetkin: All the chatter was about Whyte’s devastating left hand, Povetkin slowing down and how this was his swan song.
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  Josh Taylor To Defend WBA/IBF World Titles Against Apinun Khongsong On Sept. 26 From London  
WBA/IBF junior welterweight world champion Josh Taylor will make his return to the ring from BT Sport Studio in London against IBF No 1 contender Apinun Khongsong on Saturday, Sept. 26, live on ESPN+ in the United States and BT Sport in the UK. This will be Taylor’s first fight since signing with MTK Global and Top Rank earlier this year.

Promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank, “The Tartan Tornado” will make his first appearance in the ring since his triumph in the World Boxing Super Series in London, where he defeated the previously unbeaten Regis Prograis to add the American's WBA title to his own IBF version, while also claiming the WBSS trophy and the coveted Ring Magazine belt.
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  Juan Barajas Dedicates Thursday
Night's Fight vs. Jose Resendiz
 
Super middleweight prospects Juan "Just Business" Barajas (11-0, 7 KOs) and Jose "Toro" Resendiz (11-0, 8 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino title, headlining this Thursday night's (August 27) RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® event, starting at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT, from Marinaterra Hotel & Spa in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, in an extremely rare match between undefeated prospects.
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  On This Day: Aug 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Leipzig, Germany:
Sven Ottke TKO'd Joe Gatti in the 9th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Sirimongkol Singwangcha KO'd Kengo Nagashima in the 2nd round to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Manabu Fukushima in the 8th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight (Interim) Title.
Carolina, Puerto Rico:
Nelson Dieppa and John Molina fought to a 2nd round TD (Dieppa cut). Dieppa retains WBO Light Flyweight Title.
1996, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand:
Yokthai Sithoar TKO'd Alimi Goitia in the 8th round to win the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Danny Romero KO'd Harold Grey in the 2nd round to win the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1992, Mexico City, Mexico:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez TKO'd Wilfrido Rocha in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Smith Jr. Stops Alvarez In The Ninth Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

MONTRÉAL — The Montréal Colombian Eleider Alvarez promised to his fans to win this WBO light heavyweight (175 pounds) elimination against the New Yorker Joe Smith Jr.,(25-4-0)…. and he was wrong. Intense and aggressive, Smith won the fight by TKO in the ninth round Saturday evening in the ring of the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. The fight was stopped after 26 seconds of action in the ninth round, after that Alvarez went to the floor.
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  Smith Jr. Obliterates Alvarez In 9  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The main event in the Las Vegas “Bubble” was a Light Heavyweight world title eliminator featuring former champion Eleider Alvarez (26-1, 14 KO’s) vs. the hard working and rugged Joe Smith Jr (25-4, 20 KO’s). It was a fight that promised to be a fan friendly battle and it did not disappoint.

These two strong combatants were letting the heavy leather fly early and often, this was truly a bombs away affair. But from the onset it was Smith who was pressing the attack as Alvarez seemed to be waiting, looking to counter with his vaunted right hand. That scenario played itself out round after round. As the fight went on, it was becoming clear Smith was putting rounds in the bank.
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  On This Day: Aug 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Laila Ali KO'd Christy Martin in the 4th round to retain the IBA Super Middleweight Title.
2002, Miami, Florida:
Cory Spinks won a 7th round TD over Rafael Pineda in an IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator. (Spinks cut by accidental head butt)
1997, New York, New York:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Alex Sanchez in the 5th round to win the WBO Minimumweight Title and retain the WBC Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round UD over Roque Cassiani to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Julio Cesar Green won a 12 round UD over William Joppy to win the WBA Middleweight Title.
Felix Trinidad KO'd Troy Waters in the 1st round of a WBC Title Eliminator.
Cumana, Sucre, Venezuela:
Jose Bonilla won a 12 round UD over Evangelio Perez to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1996, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vinny Pazienza TKO'd Dana Rosenblatt in the 4th round to win the WBU Super Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Marc Ramsay: "Smith Is Aggressive,
But Alvarez Is Definitively A More Complete Fighter"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Eleider Alvarez’s trainer, the Montrealer Marc Ramsay, has no doubt in his mind: his fighter will leave the ring in the winning’s shoes Saturday evening in the ring of the MGM Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. A fighter who is 36 years old coming from Colombia, Alvarez (25-1-0), a Montrealer since the beginning of his pro boxing career, will fight the New Yorker Joe Smith Jr. (25-3-0-) in a WBO light heavyweight (175 pounds) elimination bout. According the Las Vegas boxing odds, Alvarez is established favorite by 3-1.
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  Jeff Horn vs. Tim Tszyu Down Under Showdown Headlines Week Of International Card On Aug. 26  
Australia’s most anticipated fistic showdown in years has an American streaming home.

Former welterweight world champion and Manny Pacquiao conqueror Jeff “The Hornet” Horn will face Tim Tszyu in a 10-round junior middleweight bout Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville, Australia. A socially distanced crowd of more than 16,000 fans are expected for Horn-Tszyu, which will headline a special edition of Breakfast and Boxing exclusively on ESPN+ (5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT).
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  Weights From Los Angeles - FOX  
Shawn Porter 146.6 vs. Sebastian Formella 146
(WBC silver title and IBF welterweight title eliminator
Joey Spencer 155.8 vs. Shawn West 154.6
Sebastián Fundora 153.2 vs. Nathaniel Gallimore 152.6
Liván Navarro 147.8 vs. Justin Deloach 149.9
Justin Pauldo 136.6 vs. Josec Ruiz 136.6
Edward Ortiz 163.4 vs. Antonio Todd 161

Venue: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
Eleider Alvarez 174.6 vs. Joe Smith Jr. 174.9
Rob Brant 161.1 vs. Vitaliy Kopylenko 159.5
Julian Rodriguez 141.5 vs. Anthony Laureano 145.9
Clay Collard 159.8 vs. Maurice Williams 158.2
Duke Ragan 125.5 vs. Luis Alvarado 126.8
Robert Rodriguez 119.7 vs. Abel Soriano 119.8
Adrian Valdovinos 137.2 vs. Israel Mercado 136.6
Wendy Toussaint 154.4 vs. Isiah Jones 157.2

Venue: “The Bubble,” MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter Top Rank


  Weights From England - DAZN  
Dillian Whyte 260 vs. Alexander Povetkin 224
Katie Taylor 134.25 vs. Delfine Persoon 134.5
(WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO Female Lightweight Titles)
Luther Clay 145.5 vs. Chris Kongo 145.4
Alen Babic 205 vs. Shawndell Winters 194
Jack Cullen 164.5 vs. Zak Chelli 164.5

Venue: “Fight Camp,” Brentwood, Essex, England
Promoter: Matchroom


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

  WBC #10 Shishkin Stops Riojas Impressively
At 'Detroit Brawl At The Legendary Kronk'
 
Last night, in the 10-round main event of “DETROIT BRAWL AT THE LEGENDARY KRONK,” undefeated top-10 super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (11-0, 6 KOs) dominated and stopped tough Mexican veteran Oscar “El Monstruo” Riojas (21-14-1, 10 KOs) in round nine.

Fighting live via livestream on UFC FIGHT PASS®, WBC #10-rated Shishkin, battered the game Riojas through eight tough rounds before finally crashing home a right hand that Riojas could not withstand. The Mexican tough guy bravely rose, but a follow-up barrage by Shishkin convinced referee Frank Garza to end things 48 seconds into the penultimate round. The result goes into the books as a TKO 9.
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  Alvarez & Smith Set For
Light Heavyweight Showdown
 
Light heavyweights Joe Smith Jr. and Eleider "Storm" Alvarez took the MGM Grand "Bubble" stage for the main event press conference Thursday afternoon in advance of Saturday's WBO world title eliminator, which will stream live on ESPN+ (coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET).

In other action Saturday evening, former middleweight world champion Rob Brant returns against Vitaliy Kopylenko, Julian "Hammer Hands" Rodriguez fights Anthony Laureano in a battle of unbeaten junior welterweights, "Cassius" Clay Collard seeks "Bubble" victory number three against Maurice Williams in an eight-rounder at middleweight, and Cincinnati's Duke Ragan makes his highly anticipated professional debut in a four-round featherweight bout.
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  Golden Boy & DAZN Postpone Aug. 28 Event  
The August 28 boxing event presented by Golden Boy and DAZN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has been postponed following a positive COVID-19 test result from Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares. We are actively working with all parties involved to reschedule the event as soon as possible.

Although sporting events around the world continue to face ongoing uncertainty due to the pandemic, we remain committed to presenting top-tier fights for our fans to enjoy. Details for the new date will be announced in the near future.


  Whyte vs. Povetkin & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn: "This is it. This is the final week of Fight Camp. It has been just the most remarkable project we've ever been involved with. The return of big time boxing. We've had a wonderful three weeks. Some of the fights of the year. This week is really the first major card, the first major names to return to the sport of boxing since the pandemic, since lockdown has been over. It's a thrilling fight card. Five fights on the card with Sky Sports Box office in the UK and DAZN in the US. Every single fight is a pick'em fight. Whyte is in fantastic condition. The scariest thing about Povetkin is his level all the time - from when he fought Joshua, Hunter, Price - I have not seen him deviate. Not even the tone of his voice. He is a machine! He is programmed to destroy. He will do everything in his power to do that. There is no quit in him, no backing down. If the machine gets broken down, you can't conduct the task. That's what Whyte will do."
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  On This Day: Aug 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, San Jose, California:
Jose Navarro won a 12 round UD over Adonis Rivas to win the Vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Miguel Angel Gonzalez in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Luis Valenzuela in the 2nd round.
1996, Rocheville, France:
Laurent Boudani KO'd Julio Cesar Vasquez in the 5th round to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1994, Saint-Jean de Luz, France:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Winky Wright to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title. Wright down 5 times during this bout.
1993, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round MD over Aaron Davis to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Kalispell, Montana:
Julio Cesar Borboa KO'd Carlos Mercado in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1988, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Jose Sanbria won a 12 round SD over Vincenzo Belcastro to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
The Comeback Of The Golden Boy;
I Am Surprised It Took So Long
 
By William Trillo
The last time we saw Oscar De La Hoya “gloved up” in the ring he was staring hopelessly across the “Squared Circle” as the decision was made that he could not go out for another round against Manny Pacquiao. After taking a pretty good beating it was the right decision to make. Officially the record book will tell you Oscar lost when he retired after round eight. Unofficially, when most boxing fans discuss that fight they will use one of the cruelest terms in boxing, “He quit on his stool.”

Truthfully, De La Hoya’s accomplishments in the ring are legendary. There is no way that ill-advised fight and how it concluded will be what we remember of The Golden Boy. His Olympic Gold Medal and those 11 World titles will trump that final awful moment in the ring vs. Pacquiao, and rightfully so.
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  Weights From Detroit  
Vladimir Shishkin 170 vs. Oscar Riojas 169.8
Timur Kerefov 159.6 vs. Calvin Metcalf 158
Jeremiah Milton 226 vs. Dennis Vance Jr. 235.4
Danielle Perkins 195.2 vs. Monika Harrison 202
Morris Young Jr. 145.4 vs. Jeader Alves De Oliveira 147
Marlon Harrington 157.4 vs. Ricardo Medina 160

Promoter: Salita Promotions
Venue: Detroit’s Kronk Gym


  Elvis Rodriguez, Chris Zavala & The Muratalla Brothers Set For Ramirez vs. Postol Undercard  
The Dominican Republic’s most feared southpaw slugger since David Ortiz, Elvis “The Dominican Kid” Rodriguez, returns on the Jose Ramirez-Viktor Postol/Arnold Barboza Jr.-Tony Luis undercard Saturday, Aug. 29 for his third appearance inside the MGM Grand “Bubble." Rodriguez will fight Cody Wilson in a six-round welterweight bout as part of the exclusive undercard stream on ESPN+ (7:30 p.m. ET).

“I like staying active and putting on a show for the fans,” said Rodriguez, who is trained by the legendary Freddie Roach. “You’ve seen two big knockouts from me inside the ‘Bubble,’ and I don’t see my third fight being any different.”
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  On This Day: Aug 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Oscar Larrios won a 10 round UD over Ivan Alvarez.
2000, Tokyo, Japan:
Malcolm Tunacao retained the WBC Flyweight Title after a 12 round Draw with Celes Kobayashi.
1999, Chester, West Virginia:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Israel Cardona to win the Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.
1996, Temba, NW, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round UD over Jesus Salud to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Temba, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round UD over Kennedy McKinney to win the IBF Super Bantamweight Title. 1994 Upset of the Year.
Buriram, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin TKO'd Marcelino Bolivar in the 4th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1989, Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Ramirez to win the Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.

  Taylor Promises To Dominate Persoon
In Undisputed Rematch This Sat.
 
Katie Taylor says she will silence her critics by putting on a "dominant performance" when she defends her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Titles against Delfine Persoon in a huge rematch at Matchroom Fight Camp this Saturday August 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.

The undefeated Irish star (15-0, 6 KOs) captured the WBC crown with a majority-decision victory last June in New York, which was greeted with dismay by Belgium's Persoon after ten thrilling rounds that had the MSG crowd on their feet throughout, and they will renew their rivalry this weekend in the biggest women's rematch in the history of the sport.
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  "Boxeo Telemundo" Continues This Friday With Regional WBA Flyweight Title Match Live On Telemundo  
“Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., continues its all-star boxing lineup this Friday night, August 14 at 12am midnight ET. This week’s action will be headlined by Mexican fighters, Saúl “Baby” Juárez versus Axel “Mini” Aragón, for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedecentro Flyweight Title. The event will be broadcast live from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. on Telemundo as well as on the Telemundo Deportes App.
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  On This Day: Aug 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, West Wendover, Utah:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Julio Gamboa in the 7th round.
2000, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Augie Sanchez in the 4th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Antonio Diaz won a 10 round UD over Micky Ward.
1997, Austin, Texas:
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Wilfredo Negron in the 5th round to retain the NABF Super Featherweight Title.
Vernon Forrest won a 10 round UD over Jaime Lerma.
Joel Casamayor won a 6 round UD over Pat Chavez.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Kevin Payne in the 1st round.
1995, Sun City, South Africa:
Philip Holiday TKO'd Miguel Julio in the 10th round to win the Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bruce Seldon TKO'd Joe Hipp in the 10th round to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Quincy Taylor TKO'd Julian Jackson in the 6th round to win the WBC Middleweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Luis Santana in the 2nd round to regain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round MD over Lamar Murphy to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
Mike Tyson won when Peter McNeeley was DQ'd in the 1st round when his corner entered the ring after a knockdown.

  On This Day: Aug 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Pasadena, California:
Alfonso Gomez won a 5 round UD over Peter Manfredo Jr. This Middleweight Bout was shown as part of NBC's "The Contender".
2002, Temecula, California:
James Toney KO'd Jason Robinson in the 7th round.
Steve Forbes won a 12 round SD over David Santos. The IBF Super Featherweight Title was Vacant, when Forbes could not make weight only Santos could win the Title.
2001, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over David Tua to win the USBA Heavyweight Title.
Robbie Peden won a 12 round UD over Sergio Perez to win the NABF Featherweight Title.
1998, Tunica, Mississippi:
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Adrian Stone in the 11th round to win the Vacant NABF Welterweight Title.
1995, Rancho Mirage, California:
Stevie Johnston KO'd Paquito Openo in the 7th Round to retain the NABF Lightweight Title.
1992, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Glenn Thomas in the 8th round.
1990, Inchon, Korea:
Paul Banke TKO'd Ki-Jun Lee in the 12th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
La Habra Boxing Club Closing It’s Doors
 
By William Trillo

It’s with a heavy heart that I am writing this article to inform the boxing community that The La Habra Boxing Clubs Founder, Trainer and Cut Man David Martinez has made the difficult decision to permanently close the doors after nearly 40 years of service to the young boys and men who stepped into his gymnasium.

As cliché as it might sound by now; 2020 has reared its ugly head again. Like all the other gyms across the country the boxing club was forced to shut down in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the course of the following months Martinez was informed there would be new rules to follow to open back up and that would be a costly task. After thinking long and hard about the situation, and as difficult as it was for him to do, Martinez made the decision it was time to move on.
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  On This Day: Aug 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Tua KO'd Michael Moorer in the 1st round.
Jermain Taylor won a 10 round UD over Sam Hill.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Miguel Jimenez to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Daniel Santos won a 12 round UD over Mehrdud Takaloo to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title and Win the WBU Light Middleweight Title.
Joan Guzman KO'd Fabio Oliva in the 3rd round to win the Vacant WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
2001, Chicago, Illinois:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Larry Marks to win the Vacant USBA Welterweight Title.
1996, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Hugo Soto to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Cesar Morales in the 2nd round.
1994, Sheffield, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Antonio Picardi in the 3rd round to retain the European (EBU) Bantamweight Title.
Robin Reid KO'd Andrew Jervis in the 1st round.
1991, San Diego, California:
Terry Norris TKO'd Bret Lally in the 1st round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  Rising Star David Benavidez Remains Undefeated With Dominating Stoppage Win Over Alexis Angulo  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

David Benavidez kept his unbeaten record intact after 23 fights with a dominating performance against Alexis Angulo in the main event of an exciting night of boxing live on SHOWTIME Saturday night from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Carl Frampton KO's Darren Traynor In 7  
Photos: Queensberry Promotions

Carl Frampton had a late replacement opponent in Darren Traynor and a lot to lose with a junior lightweight world title bout against Jamel Herring looming.

Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs), a former two-weight world champion, stopped Traynor with a body shot in round seven of a scheduled 10-round lightweight fight. It took a few rounds for Frampton, who hadn't fought in nearly nine months, to find his rhythm.
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  On This Day: Aug 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Nurburg, Germany:
Markus Beyer retained the WBC Super Middleweight Title when Danny Green is DQ'd in the 5th round from a headbutt.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round MD over Fernando Montiel to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Marcos Licona in the 9th round.
1997, Le Cannet, France:
Marcelo Dominguez won a 12 round UD over Akim Tafer to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round UD over Enrique Jupiter to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1996, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Frankie Randall won a 12 round UD over Juan Coggi to regain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Gutemberg Ferreira in the 2nd round to win the WBC Mundo Hispano Lightweight Title.
1991, San Diego, California:
Gabriel Ruelas won a 12 round Decision over Alvar Bohorquez to win the NABF Super Featherweight Title.

  Joe Smith Jr. Is Ready For Vegas As Camp Closes  
As JOE SMITH JR.'s (Long Island, NY 25-3 20KO's) WBO Light Heavyweight World Championship Title Eliminator against ELEIDER "STORM" ALVAREZ (25-1 13KO's) comes roaring around the corner on August 22, a unique fight camp comes to a close. Gyms that were once filled with echoing punches on the heavy bag, the clicking of a jump ropes on the floor and the conversation of stories from boxing past, now remain in a deafening silence.
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  Anthony Laureano & Julian Rodriguez Put Their Undefeated Records On The Line August 22  
An "0" must go on August 22 when undefeated East Hartford, Connecticut's, "ACTION" ANTHONY LAUREANO (13-0 4KO's) takes on Hoboken, New Jersey's, JULIAN "HAMMER HANDS" RODRIGUEZ (19-0 12KO's) in a scheduled 10-round super lightweight bout at The Bubble inside of MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout is set to take place on the undercard of the highly anticipated WBO World Title Eliminator between Long Island's Common Man and #4 world rated (WBO) light heavyweight, JOE "THE BEAST" SMITH JR. (25-3 20KO's) and #3 world (WBO) rated light heavyweight, ELEIDER "STORM" ALVAREZ (25-1 13KO's). Laureano, like Smith Jr., fights under the Star Boxing banner.
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  Weights From Tulsa, Oklahoma - DAZN  
Cecilia Braekhus 145 vs. Jessica McCaskill 144.4
(Undisputed Female Welterweight Title)

Israil Madrimov 153.6 vs. Eric Walker 153.2
Shakhram Giyasov 141.4 vs. Wiston Campos 141.4
Nikita Ababiy 160.2 vs. Jarvis Williams 159.4
Raymond Ford 126.8 vs. Eric Manriquez 126.6

Venue: Downtown Tulsa Streets
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Uncasville, CT - SHOWTIME  
WBC Super Middleweight World Champion David Benavidez missed weight today at the official weigh-in for Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader, losing his world title belt on the scale. Benavidez will face world title challenger Alexis Angulo in the main event as planned. Angulo can earn the WBC 168-pound title with a win. All other fighters on the card made weight.

David Benavidez – 170.8 vs. Alexis Angulo 167.6
Rolando Romero 134.8 vs. Jackson Marinez 135
Otto Wallin 241.75 vs. Travis Kauffman 234.25

Venue: Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT
Promoter: TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions


  On This Day: Aug 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Austin, Texas:
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over Sirmongkol Singwangcha to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Jorge Barrios TKO'd Walter Rodriguez in the 2nd round to win the South American Super Featherweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Oscar Larrios won an 8 round UD over Antonio Ramirez.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Rafael Morfin in the 2nd round.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Big Foot Martin in the 4th round.
El Paso, Texas:
Luisito Espinosa won a 11th round TD over Juan Ramirez to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Rafael Ruelas in the 9th round.
1991, Marbella, Spain:
Marcos Villasana won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Cepeda to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1987, St Tropez, France:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Ossie Ocasio in the 11th round to retain the WBA and IBF Cruiserweight Titles.
Dwight Qawi TKO'd Lee Roy Murphy in the 6th round.
San Antonio, Texas:
Louie Espinosa KO'd Mike Ayala in the 9th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Eleider Alvarez: "I Am 36 Years Old, But I Am Determined To Become World Champion"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former Silver light heavyweight (175 pounds) champion of the world, the Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez is determined to become world champion in the months to come. August 22nd at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Alvarez (25-1-0) will face the New Yorker Joe Smith Jr. (25-3-0) in a WBO elimination's bout. The winner of this bout will face the winner of an eventual elimination bout between the Russians Umar Salamov (25-1-0) and Maxim Viasov (45-3-0).
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  Weights From London - ESPN  
Carl Frampton 134.5 vs. Darren Traynor 134.25
Michael Conlan 126.25 vs. Sofiane Takoucht 126.75
Archie Sharp 133 vs. Jeff Ofori 131.25

Venue: BT Sport Studios, London
Promoter: Queensberry Promotions


  Brækhus vs. Mccaskill & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Cecilia Brækhus: “This is going be a hell of a fight. I think everyone who knows our careers, fights, and how hard we work - they will know this will be a great fight. We have both been fighting since January, we both have been in camp, so we will see come Saturday that I’m in the best shape and form ever.

“Jessica’s hungry, she knows what doors can open if she beats me. I have seen her against Katie Taylor and gave her problems, so you know she’s hard working and dedicated. I feel I have better skills. I try not to focus on the record, I focus on my task in camp, but you know it would be huge. That’s a record that won’t be broken in quite a while.”
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  Jamel Herring To Defend Junior Lightweight World Title Against Jonathan Oquendo Sept. 5 On ESPN+  
WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring hopes the wait is finally over. Herring, a decorated U.S. Marine veteran from Coram, N.Y., will make his second world title defense Saturday, Sept. 5 against Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan Oquendo at the MGM Grand Conference Center. Herring and Oquendo were scheduled to fight July 2, then July 14, but Herring twice tested positive for COVID-19.
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  On This Day: Aug 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Chester, West Virginia:
Paul Spadafora won a 10 round UD over Chucky "T".
1999, Sonora, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo KO'd Sandro Marcos in the 8th round to win the Mexican Super Featherweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Angel Manfredy to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Reyes Munoz in the 1st round.
1998, Mexicali, Mexico:
Ruben Leon TKO'd Carlos Salazar in the 8th round to win the WBO Flyweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Juan Gutierrez in the 1st round.
1993, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Renaldo Carter in the 6th round.
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Thulane Malinga in the 6th round.
1990, Saratoga Springs, New York:
Orlando Canizales KO'd Edwin Rangel in the 5th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Damien Vazquez Declares All Out
Mexican War vs. Brandon Figueroa
 
Damien Vazquez (15-1-1) is counting down the days until his September 26th showdown against WBA super bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa (20-0-1). The fight takes place at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

The loaded Showtime pay-per-view event is co-headlined by Jermall Charlo defending his middleweight title against Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Jermell Charlo unifying his WBC super welterweight title against WBA/IBF champion Jeison Rosario.
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  David Benavidez vs. Alexis Angulo Showtime Championship Boxing Press Webinar Quotes  
Undefeated WBC Super Middleweight World Champion David Benavídez joined his main event opponent, Alexis Angulo, and the rest of the fighters on this Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader in a virtual press webinar on Wednesday in advance of their respective bouts that will take place live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The card is presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Rob Brant vs. Vitaliy Kopylenko & The Return Of
Clay Collard Set For Alvarez-Smith Aug. 22 Card
 
Former middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant’s comeback begins in a Las Vegas “Bubble.” Brant, who lost his belt to Ryota Murata last July and had a January return scrapped due to a torn biceps, will fight Vitaliy Kopylenko in a 10-round middleweight tilt Saturday, August 22 from the MGM Grand Conference Center.

Brant-Kopylenko will serve as the co-feature to the Eleider-Alvarez-Joe Smith Jr. light heavyweight world title eliminator live and exclusively on ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET).
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  On This Day: Aug 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Eddie Sanchez (11-3-2) a last minute substitute won a 12 round UD over Ranked Jr. Middleweight JC Candelo, shocking upset.
Meanwhile another Shocker took place:
Laredo, Texas:
Yanqui Diaz TKO'd Juan Carlos Gomez in the first round...Go Figure!
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Mark Johnson won an 8 round TD over Jorge Lacierva to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1996, Osaka, Japan:
Keiji Yamaguchi won a 12 round UD over Carlos Murillo to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Tagawa, Japan:
Eloy Rojas won a 12 round UD over Nobutoshu Hiranaka to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Tua won a 10 round UD over Everton Davis.
Andrew Golota TKO'd Jeff Lampkin in the 1st round.
1993, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Juan Coggi won a 12 round UD over Jose Barboza to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.

  Brækhus: "I’ve Seen It All In Boxing"  
Cecilia Brækhus says her experience will be the key as the undisputed Welterweight champion puts her titles on the line against Jessica McCaskill on the streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday August 15, live on DAZN.

Brækhus (36-0 9 KOs) is gunning for history on Saturday night as she looks to surpass Joe Louis’ 72-year record for World title defenses and is brimful of confidence that she has seen too much in the sport for the tenacious McCaskill (8-2 3 KOs) to dethrone her.
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  Round 12: Convention In Cyberspace  
By Mauricio Sulaimán / Son of José Sulaimán / President of the WBC
We are ready for something never experienced in the sport of fists as our Convention will take place virtually, in the cyberspace.

We are a boxing organization, we are not television or event producers, but fate’s nudge means we must do our best to keep moving and has our whole staff working diligently to make this a successful event on virtual reality.
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  On This Day: Aug 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Victoria, Australia:
Sam Soliman won a 12 round UD over Ramon Britez to retain the IBF Pan-Pacific Middleweight Title.
2000, London, England:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Omar Sheika in the 5th round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield won a 12 round UD over John Ruiz to win the Vacant WBA Heavyweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oba Carr won a 12 round SD over Derrell Coley to win the NABF Welterweight Title.
Freddy Pendleton TKO'd Tony Lopez in the 8th round to retain the USBA Light Welterweight Title.
Paul Vaden TKO'd Vincent Petway in the 12th round to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1994, Tucuman, Argentina:
Jorge Castro won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson to win the WBA Middleweight Title.
1988, Melbourne, Australia:
Jeff Fenech TKO’d Tyrone Downes in the 5th to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.

  Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospects
Juan Barajas & Jose Resendiz Headline
Aug. 27 RJJ Boxing Promotions Card
 
Undefeated super middleweight prospects Juan "Just Business" Barajas (11-0, 7 KOs) and Jose "Toro" Resendiz (11-0, 8 KOs) headline the August 27th RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® event, starting at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT, from Marinaterra Hotel & Spa in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.

RJJ Boxing's first show since January 30th at Yakima Legends Casino in Toppenish, Washington, will be held two nights prior to this event, Aug. 25th at the same venue, headlined by undefeated Mexican knockout specialist Santiago "Somer" Dominguez (21-0, 16 KOs) against Jose Rosario Cazarez (20-5-1, 10 KOs), also streaming live on UFC FIGHT PASS.
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  Wendy Toussaint To Fight Isiah Jones Aug. 22 On Smith Jr. vs. Alvarez Title Eliminator Undercard  
Undefeated, Haitian born, Long Island super welterweight WENDY "HAITIAN FIRE" TOUSSAINT (11-0 5KO's) has been making a name for himself in the tri-state area since his pro-debut at Star Boxing's "Rockin' Fights" series.

Now, the 28-year old Toussaint will lace them up in Las Vegas for the first time in his toughest test to date, against Detroit's ISIAH JONES (9-2 3KO's). The bout will take place on the undercard of Toussaint's fellow Long Island sparring partner and Star Boxing stablemate, #4 world rated (WBO) light heavyweight, JOE "THE BEAST" SMITH JR.'s (25-3 2KO's) WBO World Title Eliminator against #3 world rated (WBO) light heavyweight, ELEIDER "STORM" ALVAREZ (25-1).
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  On This Day: Aug 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Mendoza, Argentina:
Julio Pablo Chacon KO'd Edward Barrios in the 5th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Efrain Garcia in the 5th round.
2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Tim Austin won a 12 round UD over Arthur Johnson to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1998, Miami, Florida:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ricardo Kennedy in the 1st round.
1990, Stateline, Nevada:
Hector Camacho won a 12 round UD over Tony Baltazar to retain the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Pernell Whitaker KO'd Juan Nazrio in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Lightweight Titles.
1941, Bronx, New York:
Jake LaMotta won a 6 round decision over Cliff Koerkle.
1931, Los Angeles, California:
Hall of Fame Lightweight Chalky Wright KO'd Baby Jack Dempsey in the 2nd round.
1930, Emeryville, California:
Max Baer KO'd Meyer Christner in the 2nd round.
Boston, Massachusetts:
"Cinderella Man" Jim Braddock lost a 10 round decision to Babe Hunt.

  Jono Carroll vs. Maxi Hughes Headlines Special Wednesday Edition Of #MTKFightNight On ESPN+  
Midweek boxing comes to ESPN+ this Wednesday with the return of former world title challenger Jono Carroll, who will face off against veteran Maxi Hughes in the 10-round lightweight main event.

The closed-door #MTKFightNight event will take place at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England, and will stream live beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT.
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  On This Day: Aug 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Newark, New Jersey:
Omar Sheika won a 10 round SD over James Butler.
2002, Marseille, France:
Jean-Marc Mormeck TKO'd Dale Brown in the 8th round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Ben Tackie won a 12 round MD over Ray Oliveira to win the NABF Light Welterweight Title.
1996, Hamburg, Germany:
Darius Michalczewski retained his WBO Light Heavyweight Title when Graciano Rocchigiani was DQ'd in the 7th round.
Phitssanlok, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Shiro Yahiro in the 9th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Sirimongkol Singwangcha TKO'd Jose Luis Bueno in the 5th round to win the WBC Bantamweight (Interim) Title.
1991, Santiago, Chile:
Isidro Perez won a 12 round SD over Alli Galvez to retain the WBO Flyweight Title.

  Darren Traynor Steps In To Face
Carl Frampton On ESPN Aug. 15
 
Carl "The Jackal" Frampton will fight Scottish veteran Darren "Trayn-Wreck" Traynor in a 10-round lightweight bout this Saturday, August 15. Frampton was supposed to face Vahram Vardanyan, but visa issues forced Vardanyan to pull out of the fight last week.

In the 10-round co-main event, featherweight contender Michael "Mick" Conlan (13-0, 7 KO) will face former world title challenger Sofiane Takoucht (35-4-1, 13 KOs).
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  On This Day: Aug 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Miami, Florida:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Jorge Barrios in the 12th round to retain the WBO and WBA Super Featherweight Title.
2001, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
Joan Guzman KO'd Hector Avila to win the Vacant WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.
1997, Boston, Massachusetts:
Vince Phillips TKO'd Micky Ward in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1996, Austin, Texas:
Jesus Chavez won a 12 round UD over Javier Jauregui to win the Vacant NABF Featherweight Title.
1991, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Bobby Czyz won a 12 round UD over Bash Ali to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Riddick Bowe KO'd Bruce Seldon in the 1st round.
Charles Brewer TKO'd Joaquin Velasquez in the 2nd round.
1987, Windsor, Berkshire, England:
Rocky Lockridge TKO'd Barry Michael in the 8th round to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Eddie Smith in the 3rd round.
Jakarta, Indonesia:
Jum Hwan Choi TKO'd Azadin Anhar in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  Fight Camp Week 2 Results  
10 x 2 mins WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight World Titles
TERRI HARPER v NATASHA JONAS SD10 (96-94 Harper, 96-95 Jonas, 95-95)
(Denaby) (Liverpool)

Terri Harper retained her WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight World Titles with a thrilling split decision draw against Natasha Jonas in a historic main event at Matchroom Fight Camp.

It was the first time that two British women had competed against each other for a Word Title, and the all-action fight more than lived up to the occasion.
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  On This Day: Aug 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor won a 12 round UD over Alfredo Cuevas-non-title bout.
1998, Scarborough, England:
Paul Ingle KO'd Rakhim Mingaleev in the 4th round to win the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Title.
1997, Bangkok, Thailand:
Yokthai Sithoar won a 12 round UD over Jesus Rojas to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Kansas City, Missouri:
Freddy Norwood won a 12 round UD over Agapito Sanchez to retain the IBA Continental Americas Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala TKO'd Roberto Lopez in the 5th round to retain the NABF Bantamweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Aaron Conway in the 1st round.
1987, Miami, Florida:
Sugar Baby Rojas won a 12 round UD over Santos Laciar to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1964, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Nicolino Locche won a 10 round decision over Abel Laudonio in a non-title bout.

  Jose Ramirez To Defend Junior Welterweight
World Titles Against Viktor Postol Aug. 29
 
Ramirez-Postol, Take 3! The long-awaited showdown between WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion and WBC mandatory challenger Viktor “The Iceman” Postol will take place at the MGM Grand Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 29.

Ramirez and Postol were set to fight February 2 in China and May 9 in Fresno, Calif., but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both were subsequently canceled. This time, they will enter the "Bubble.
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  Weights From England - DAZN  
Terri Harper 129.25 vs. Natasha Jonas 125.5
(WBC Female Super Featherweight Title)
Chris Billam-Smith 199.75 vs. Nathan Thorley 198
Anthony Fowler 155.5 vs. Adam Harper 156.25
Hopey Price 126.5 vs. Jonny Phillips 128.5
Aqib Fiaz 133.75 v Kane Baker 131.25

Venue: Fight Camp, Essex, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  On This Day: Aug 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Acelino Freitas in the 10th round to win the WBO Lightweight Title.
2003, Temecula, California:
Robbie Peden TKO'd Lamont Pearson in the 7th round to win the vacant USBA Super Featherweight Title.
1999, Dagenham, Essex, England:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Willard Lewis in the 4th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Le Cannet, France:
Acelino Freitas KO'd Anatoly Alexandrov in the 1st round to win the WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Pastor Maurin to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1997, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Montell Griffin in the 1st round to regain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
1994, Tokyo, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima won a 12 round UD over Carlos Salazar to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1983, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Rafael Limon in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title.

  Undefeated Middleweight Santiago Dominguez Headlining RJJ Boxing Promotions Return Aug. 25  
Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions returns August 25th & 27th in Mexico with a pair of rescheduled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, from Marinaterra Hotel & Spa in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.
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  Braekhus: "Brutal Big Bear Has Improved Me"  
Cecilia Brækhus is ready to burst out of her Big Bear training camp and become a record breaker as the undisputed Welterweight champion puts her titles on the line against Jessica McCaskill on the streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday August 15, live on DAZN.

Brækhus (36-0 9 KOs) tackles the unified Super-Lightweight champion McCaskill (8-2 3 KOs) knowing that victory will see her pass Joe Louis 72 year record of 25 straight successful World championship defenses – but history isn’t in the Norwegian’s mind having had plenty of time to prepare for face the tenacious Chicagoan.
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  David Benavidez Defends Title vs. Alexis Angulo Headlining PBC Event Aug. 15 Live On SHOWTIME  
Undefeated WBC Super Middleweight World Champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez will defend his title against former world title challenger Alexis Angulo in a Premier Boxing Champions event Saturday, August 15 live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and also features rising lightweight Rolando “Rolly” Romero taking on fellow unbeaten Jackson Maríñez in a 12-round battle for the interim WBA Lightweight Title, while heavyweight contenders Otto Wallin and Travis Kauffman square off in a 10-round showdown.
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  On This Day: Aug 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1995, Bangkok, Thailand:
Chana Porpaoin KO'd Ernesto Rubillar in the 6th round to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
1994, Juarez, Mexico:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez TKO'd Leavander Johnson in the 8th round to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1993, Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Luis Garcia in the 1st round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Gerald McClellan KO'd Jay Bell in the 1st round to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
1989, Sanchongpo, Korea:
Bong Jun Kim won a 12 round MD over Sam-Joong Lee to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Jorge Paez won a 12 round UD over Steve Cruz to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1977, Berlin, Germany:
Rocky Mattioli KO'd Eckhard Dagge in the 5th round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Pipino Cuevas KO'd Clyde Gray in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.

  On This Day: Aug 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Zab Judah TKO'd Terron Millett in the 4th round to retain his Light Welterweight Title.
Madison, Wisconsin:
Eric Morel won a 12 round UD over Sornpichai Kratingdaengym to retain his Flyweight Title.
Bones Adams TKO'd Andres Fernandez in the 6th round to retain his Super Bantamweight Title.
1996, Inglewood, California:
Mark Johnson TKO'd Raul Juarez in the 8th round to retain his Flyweight Title.
1961, St Vincent d'Aoste:
Duilio Loi won a 15 round decision over Chris Christensen to retain the World Light Welterweight Title.
Ogden, Utah:
Gene Fullmer won a 15 round SD over Florentino Fernandez to retain the World Middleweight Title.
1931, Brooklyn, New York:
Maxie Rosenbloom won a 15 round decision over Jimmy Slattery to retain the World Light Heavyweight Title.

  Round 12: Mike Tyson's Return  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – Son of José Sulaimán – President of the WBC
Before I begin, I would like to express my deepest condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one. Fightnews lost Flattop, which has created a tremendous grief among boxing media and members of the industry. These are delicate times and our prayers go to all who are going through a difficult time.

Social media and sports media exploded with the news of Mike Tyson's return to the ring. Regardless of being just an exhibition, the news has gone around the world and there is great interest in seeing this event.
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  Omar Juarez Training Camp Quotes  
Exciting, undefeated super lightweight prospect Omar Juárez shared updated from training camp as he prepares to battle Willie Shaw in a special attraction on the return of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes, this Saturday, August 8 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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  On This Day: Aug 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Marseille, France:
Lou Del Valle and Bruno Girard fought to a 12 round Draw for the Vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Charles Shufford in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round SD over Bones Adams to win the Vacant IBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Mexicali, Mexico:
Jorge Paez won a 15 round MD over Calvin Grove to win the IBF Featherweight Title.
1985, Seoul, Korea:
Jung Koo Chang won a 12 round UD over Francisco Montiel to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1984, Okinawa, Japan:
Satoshi Shingaki won a 15 round SD over Joves De La Puz to win the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1980, Caracas, Venezuela:
Hilario Zapata won a 15 round UD over Hector Melendez to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1979, Chicago, Illinois:
Ernesto Espana TKO'd Johnny Lira in the 9th round to Retain the WBA Lightweight Title.

  On This Day: Aug 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Phoenix, Arizona:
Acelino Freitas won a 12 round UD over Daniel Attah to retain the WBA and WBO Super Featherweight Titles.
Antwun Echols TKO'd Richard Grant in the 3rd round to retain the NABF Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Toppenish, Washington:
Antonio Tarver KO'd Chris Johnson in the 10th round.
Angel Manfredy won a 10 round UD over Lamar Murphy.
1993, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Roy Ritchie in the 7th round to retain the USBA Middleweight Title.
Otis Grant TKO'd Brett Lally in the 4th round to win the NABF Middleweight Title.
1992, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Kevin Daigle in the 2nd round.
1986, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round MD over Rocky Lockridge to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Bangkok, Thailand:
Khaokor Galaxy KO'd Nakarat Kiatsonthaya in the 5th round.

  Angelo Leo Becomes New WBO Jr. Featherweight World Champion In Unanimous Decision Over Tramaine Williams Saturday On SHOWTIME  
Photos: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Angelo Leo is the new WBO Jr. Featherweight World Champion. The 26-year-old Mayweather Promotions fighter dominated Tramaine Williams en route to a unanimous decision live on SHOWTIME Saturday night from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in the network’s first live boxing event since March 13. Leo won by scores of 117-111 and 118-110 twice.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Alvarez-Smith Rescheduled For August 22nd
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, confirmed that the light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez, a Colombian living in Montréal, will have his next fight August 22nd at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.

Alvarez is ranked third contender by the WBO and fifth by the WBC in the 175 pounds division. Smith, a New Yorker, is ranked fourth contender by the WBO and seventh by the WBC and the IBF. This fight was originally scheduled for June, but Alvarez injured his right shoulder in a training session in Montréal.
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  On This Day: Aug 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Shane Mosley won a 12 round UD over Philip Holiday to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
Angel Manfredy TKO'd Jorge Paez to win the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
1986, Inchon, Korea:
Hi Sup Shin TKO'd Bi Won Chung in the 15th round to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
1980, Detroit, Michigan:
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Pipino Cuevas in the 2nd round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Yasutsune Uehara KO'd Sam Serrano in the 6th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title. Ring Magazine Upset of the Year!
Hilmer Kenty TKO'd Young Ho Oh in the 9th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Tex Cobb TKO'd Ernie Shavers in the 8th round.
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Aaron Pryor KO'd Antonio Cervantes in the 4th round to win the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1975, Managua, Nicaragua:
Roberto Duran KO'd Pedro Mendoza in the 1st round.

  Weights From Uncasville, CT - SHOWTIME  
Angelo Leo 121 vs. Tramaine Williams 121.5
(WBO Junior Featherweight Title)
Ra’eese Aleem 121.25 vs. Marcus Bates 121.25
Joe George 174.25 vs. Marcos Escudero 173.5

Venue: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Promoter: TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Sam Eggington 153.75 vs. Ted Cheeseman 153.25
James Tennyson 134.5 vs. Gavin Gwynne 134.25
Fabio Wardley 224 vs. Simon Vallily 224
Dalton Smith 140.5 vs. Nathan Bennett 140
Jordan Gill 125.75 vs. Reece Bellotti 125.25

Venue: Fight Camp, London
Promoter: Matchroom


  On This Day: Aug 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Tokyo, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov KO'd Hugo Soto in the 8th round to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julian Jackson won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Frankie Mitchell in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Inglewood, California:
Miguel Lora won a 12 round UD over Alberto Davila to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Vernon Buchanan in the 3rd round in non title action.
1987, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Tony Tucker to unify the WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1981, Caracas, Venezuela:
Eusebio Pedroza KO'd Carlos Pinango in the 7th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1976, Pusan, Korea:
Rigoberto Riasco won a 15 round SD over Dong Kyun Yum to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Premier Boxing Champions On Fox Returns  
Top welterweight Jamal “Shango’’ James will square off against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme in a 12-round battle for the Interim WBA Welterweight Title, headlining the return of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes, Saturday, August 8 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

FOX PBC Fight Night begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features Cuban sensation David Morrell Jr. stepping up in just his third professional fight to face unbeaten Lennox Allen in a 12-round WBA Super Middleweight Interim Title match in the co-main event. Exciting, undefeated super lightweight prospect Omar Juárez will battle Willie Shaw in a special attraction on the broadcast. All programming can be live streamed in English and Spanish on the new FOX Sports app. FOX Deportes offers delayed coverage of all FOX and FS1 programming beginning at 10:00 PM ET.
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  Eleider Alvarez & Joe Smith Jr. Face Off In
World Title Eliminator Aug. 22 Live On ESPN+
 
Leave the judges at home because Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. are coming for the knockout.

Alvarez and Smith will face off in a WBO light heavyweight world title eliminator in Top Rank’s return to the MGM Grand Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 22. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), Alvarez vs. Smith and a co-feature will stream live on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
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  New York State Boxing HOF Class Of 2020
Induction Ceremony Canceled
 
The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) announced today that its ninth annual induction dinner at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Originally slated for from April 19,it had been postponed until to September 20, but the next NYSBHOF induction dinner will now be held April 25, 2021 at the same venue. Tickets and journal ads may be reimbursed at point of purchase.
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  On This Day: July 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 15 round UD over Carlos Hernandez to retain the WBC and win the IBF Super Featherweight Titles.
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Roberto Leyva to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez KO'd Heriberto Ruiz in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
2002, Osaka, Japan:
Alexander Munoz KO'd Eiji Kojima in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Nagoya, Japan:
Hideki Todaka won a 12 round UD over Jesus Rojas to win the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Diego Morales TKO'd Ysaias Zamudio in the 9th round to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Jorge Arce in the 11th round to win the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Reynante Jamili in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, New York, New York:
Buddy McGirt KO'd Howard Davis in the 1st round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.

  Angelo Leo, Tramaine Williams, Ra’eese Aleem, Joe George & Marcos Escudero Media Availability Quotes  
Boxing is back on SHOWTIME and five fighters taking part in Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader participated in a media availability on Wednesday to discuss the bouts Presented by Premier Boxing Champions and taking place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Philadelphia’s 122-pound rising star Stephen Fulton Jr. will headline Saturday’s tripleheader (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) against talented, fellow undefeated contender Angelo Leo of the Mayweather stable in a marquee 12-round matchup for the vacant WBO junior featherweight world title.
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  Angelo Leo vs. Tramaine Williams For Vacant WBO Jr. Featherweight World Title Headlines Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing Tripleheader  
Undefeated contender Tramaine Williams will step in to face fellow unbeaten Angelo Leo for the vacant WBO Jr. Featherweight World Championship in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, August 1, (live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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  Lyndon Arthur vs. Dec Spelman Light Heavyweight Clash Headlines This Friday On ESPN+  
Lyndon “King” Arthur will make the first defense of Commonwealth light heavyweight crown Friday, July 31, against Dec “Kid Nytro” Spelman at BT Sport Studio in London. The scheduled 12-round battle will headline a closed-door card beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT live on ESPN+.
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  On This Day: July 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Louisville, Kentucky:
Nelson Dieppa won a 12 round MD over Ulises Solis to retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Danny Williams KO'd Mike Tyson in the 4th round.
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney TKO'd Adopho Washington in the 10th round.
Ray Oliviera won a 10 round UD over Cihat Salman
1995, Nagoya, Japan:
Wayne McCullough won a 12 round SD over Yasuei Yakushiji to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Julian Jackson TKO'd Terry Norris in the 2nd roundto retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1979, Chicago, Illinois:
Pipino Cuevas won a 15 round UD over Randy Shields to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1977, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Carlos Monzon won a 15 round UD over Rodrigo Valdez to retain the WBC and WBA Middleweight titles.

  Inoue Discusses His WBSS
Fights & Looks To The Future
 
In an exclusive video, Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue breaks down his incredible WBSS journey which saw him winning til Muhammad Ali Trophy, The Ring belt, and unifying the IBF & WBA titles after wins over Juan Carlos Payano, Emmanuel Rodriguez & Nonito Donaire.

The Quarter- and Semi-Final were over in a total of just 5 minutes and 29 seconds after two mind-boggling performances against Payano and Rodriguez. But in the final, the Japanese ‘Monster’ had to conquer legendary Donaire over the full distance in a battle aptly dubbed ‘The Drama in Saitama’ and celebrated as Fight of the Year 2019.
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  Christopher Pearson Ready
For Anyone At 160 Or 168 lbs.
 
Surging middleweight contender Christopher Pearson is ready for a breakthrough performance against any of the top names at 160 or 168 divisions.

Pearson of Trotwood, Ohio, is managed by Split-T Management, and he recently moved to San Antonio, Texas, has a record of 17-2, and is riding a three-fight winning streak which includes a win over former Olympic Bronze Medal winner and undefeated Yamaguchi Falcao.
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  On This Day: July 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Calabria, Italy:
Daniel Santos KO'd Giovanni Parisi in the 4th round to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 6th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1995, San Antonio, Texas:
Alex Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Tomas Rivera to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Danny Romero KO'd Miguel Martinez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney KO'd Charles Williams in the 12th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title
Oscar de la Hoya KO'd Jorge Paez in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO Lightweight Title.
1990, Phoenix, Arizona:
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Muangchai Kittikasem in the 7th round to win the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1957, New York, New York:
Floyd Patterson TKO'd Hurricane Jackson in the 10th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: July 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Julius Francis in the 4th round to win the Brittish and Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles.
Los Angeles, California:
Andrew Lewis retained the WBA Welterweight Title when his bout with Ricardo Mayorga is called a NC in the 2nd round. Lewis suffered a head-butt inflicted cut.
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over In Jin Chi to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Julio Cesar Gonzalez to retain the Undisputed Light Heavyweight World Title.
1990, Melbourne, Australia:
Dennis Andries KO'd Jeff Harding in the 7th round to regain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
St Petersburg, Florida:
Jeff Lampkin KO'd Siza Makathini in the 8th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn TKO'd Frank Tate in the 9th round to win the IBF Middleweight Title.
1985, Miami, Florida:
Mike McCallum TKO'd David Braxton in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.

  Rashidi Ellis To Make Strong Case For World
Title Shot In Linares vs. Fortuna Co-Feature
 
For Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (22-0, 14 KOs), it’s not if he’ll have a shot at a world title, but when. In the August 28 co-main event of Linares vs. Fortuna, Ellis will have an opportunity to show why when he faces experienced contender Brad “King” Solomon (28-3, 9 KOs) in a 10-round defense of his WBA Continental Americas Welterweight Title.
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  Michael Dutchover Wins Unanimous Decision
Over Jorge Marron Jr.
 
Lightweight prospect, Michael "West Texas Warrior" Dutchover, improved his record to (14-1, 10 KOs) as he dominated Jorge Marron Jr. (18-2, 6 KOs) in the feature attraction of Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1. Boxing pay-per-view streaming event. The 8-round main event bout took place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA.
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  On This Day: July 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana:
Cliff Etienne and Francois Botha fought to a draw in a wild and controversial bout.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Tim Austin TKO'd Adan Vargas in the 10th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
John Ruiz retained his WBA Heavyweight Title when Kirk Johnson was DQ'd in the 10 for repeated Low Blows.
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 4th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Willie Mitchell in the 6th round.
1991, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Mauro Galvano won a 12 round UD over Ron Essett to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Policarpo Diaz to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Lightweight Titles.
1990, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Massimliano Duran won the WBC Cruiserweight Title when Carlos de Leon was DQ'd in the 11th round.

  On This Day: July 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Emmanuel Lucero in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Fitz Vanderpool in the 6th round.
1998, Nagoya, Japan:
Satoshi Lida won a 12 round UD over Julio Gamboa to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Verona, New York:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round UD over Luis Rolon to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1997, Yokohoma, Japan:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Yuichi Kasai in the 12th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Hiroyuki Sakamoto to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1987, Kwangju, Korea:
Chong Pal Park TKO'd Emmanuel Otti in the 4th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Houston, Texas:
Antonio Esparragoza KO'd Pascual Aranda in the 10th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Another KO Victory For Vergil Ortiz Jr.  
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions jumped into the Covid-19 fight night fray with a card from Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio CA. As we are becoming accustomed to, there were no fans in attendance. But there were a number of fighters looking to get back into the squared circle action. One of those fighters was hot talent Welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr (16-0, 15 KO’s) who was taking on Samuel Vargas (31-6-2, 14 KO’s) in the Main Event.
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  On This Day: July 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton won a 12 round SD over Omar Sheika to win the Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title.
1995, St Jean de Luz, France:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Akim Tafer in the 9th round to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1994, Inglewood, California:
Verno Phillips TKO'd Jaime Llanes in the 7th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1993, Kyongju, Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round UD over Yuichi Hosono to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1992, Manchester, England:
Tyrone Booze KO'd Derek Angol in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Manning Galloway won a 12 round UD over Pat Barrett to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
1987, Miami, Florida:
Miguel Lora KO'd Antonio Avelar in the 4th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1902, San Francisco, California:
James J. Jeffries KO'd Bob Fitzsimmons in the 8th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
RIP Flattop
 
By William Trillo & Bret Newton
Yesterday morning I got a text that told me Fightnews.com’s Flattop had passed away. It came as unexpected and honestly incredibly sad news. Upon confirming the news, I reached out to my associate here at Pound4Pound, Bret Newton, to let him know.

Flattop gave us both our break into boxing journalism in 2002 and for that we both will be forever grateful to him. Flattop and his associate Karl Frietag have been staples in the boxing community for over two decades now and it deeply saddens us to hear of Flattops passing.
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  Weights From Fantasy Springs - DAZN  
Vergil Ortiz Jr. 147 vs. Samuel Vargas 146.6
(WBA Gold Welterweight Title)
Shane Mosley Jr. 159.4 vs. Jeremy Ramos 160
Seniesa Estrada 107.8 vs. Miranda Adkins 106.8
Hector Valdez 121.6 vs. Josue Morales 120.6
Evan Sanchez 147 vs. Issouf Kinda 144.6

Mercito Gesta was forced to withdraw from his fight with Hector Tanajara after suffering food poisoning.

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


  On This Day: July 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Seoul, Korea:
In Jin Chi TKO'd Eiichu Sugama in the 10th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti KO'd Leonard Dorin in the 2 round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 10 round SD over Francisco Bojado.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Page TKO'd Freddy Pendleton in the 11th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Virgil McClendon in the 12th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1993, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Murray won a 12 round UD over Juan LaPorte to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Pohang, Korea:
Yong Kang Kim won a 12 round UD over Sot Chitalada to win the WBC Flyweight Title.
1986, Tokyo, Japan:
Tsuyoshi Hamada KO'd Rene Arredondo in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  Carl Frampton & Michael Conlan Co-Headline Blockbuster Card Live On ESPN August 15  
Two of Belfast's pugilistic heroes, junior lightweight contender Carl “The Jackal” Frampton and featherweight contender Michael “Mick” Conlan, are joining forces. Frampton and Conlan will co-headline a special BT Fight Night card in separate 10-round bouts Saturday, Aug. 15, behind closed doors at BT Sport Studio in London.

Frampton (27-2, 15 KOs) will fight the hard-hitting Vahram Vardanyan (21-1-1, 14 KOs) while Conlan (13-0, 7 KOs) faces former European champion and recent world title challenger Sofiane Takoucht (35-4-1, 13 KOs).
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  Boxing Returns To Showtime -
Press Conference Quotes
 
SHOWTIME Sports® and Premier Boxing Champions unveiled a nine-event television lineup for the remainder of 2020 in a virtual press conference today. The schedule is the largest collection of world championship boxing announced since the COVID-19 pandemic forced a stoppage of the sport.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® host Brian Custer introduced the schedule comprising of 22 critical matchups, beginning on August 1, featuring 18 undefeated fighters, nine world champions and eight world championship fights including one world title unification bout. The robust rollout of fights over the next five months includes two unique pay-per-view events involving some of boxing’s biggest names – Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz, Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo and David Benavidez.
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  Joe Joyce vs. Michael Wallisch
Headlines July 25 On ESPN+
 
Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce, who is on track for a super fight against fellow undefeated British heavyweight Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois, will take on the battle-hardened Michael Wallisch in the 10-round main event Saturday from BT Sport Studio in London.

This closed-door card, promoted by Queensberry Promotions, marks Joyce’s first ring appearance since last July's unanimous decision over former world title challenger Bryant Jennings.
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  Showtime Sports & Premier Boxing Champions Return To The Ring With Robust Live Boxing Schedule Spanning Five Months  
SHOWTIME Sports and Premier Boxing Champions announced today a lineup of nine live boxing events featuring 18 undefeated fighters, nine world champions, and eight world championship fights including one world title unification bout. The schedule comprises 22 critical matchups from bantamweight to heavyweight and features some of the biggest stars in the sport today – Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz, Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo, David Benavidez and more. It is the largest collection of world championship boxing announced since the COVID-19 pandemic forced a stoppage of the sport.
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  On This Day: July 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Brian Minto KO'd Vincent Maddalone in the 10th round.
1994, Bismarck, North Dakota:
Mike McCallum won a 12 round UD over Jeff Harding to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Frank Tate to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1992, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu won a 10 round UD over Juan LaPorte
1990, Inglewood, California:
Humberto Gonzalez TKO'd Jung-Keun Lim in the 5th round to Retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1988, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round UD over Rocky Locktidge to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1958, Houston, Texas:
Joe Brown won a 15 round UD over Kenny Lane to retain the World Lightweight Title.

  Valdez Victory Over Velez
Leaves More Questions Than Answers
 
By William Trillo
By Mikey Williams - Top Rank

In the prelude to his huge match-up with fellow countryman and WBC Champ Miguel Berchelt, Super Featherweight Oscar Valdez (28-0, 22 KO’s) needed to put on an impressive showing against the seasoned Jayson Velez (29-7-1, 21 KO’s). On paper it looked good, the end result was Valdez getting a late KO victory over a fighter who had never been stopped before. That being said this was far from a highlight reel for Valdez. If he looks like this when he steps into the ring with Berchelt it’s going to make for a very long, or worse, a very short evening.
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  Harrison Returns With Style  
Last Saturday night boxing finally returned to Scotland, for the first time since the lockdown began in March, when six time, five division World Champion turned Promoter Lee Mcallister presented the first in a series of ten special events created for TV under the banner of ‘LET BATTLE COMMENCE’, in association with PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA and NEON ENERGY DRINK and Broadcast Live and Exclusive on FITE TV.
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  Ruben Torres Training Camp Quotes  
The highly anticipated return of undefeated super lightweight Ruben “Ace” Torres (12-0, 10 KOs) will happen this Sunday, July 26, 2020 as Thompson Boxing Promotions presents 3.2.1 Boxing, a live Pay-Per-View streaming event. Torres will face Oscar Bravo (25-9, 11 KOs), a durable and tough veteran known for giving prospects trouble. Torres will look to get yet another knockout in this 8-round co-main event bout.
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  On This Day: July 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Pismo Beach, California:
Brian Viloria TKO'd Luis Doria in the 1st round to win the WBC Youth Flyweight Title.
2000, Miami, Florida:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Mamadou Thiam in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Ener Julio won a 12 round SD over Randall Bailey to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Felix Machado won a 12 round UD over Julio Gamboa to win the Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, London, England:
Nate Miller KO'd Orlin Norris in the 8th round to win the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Nigel Benn TKO'd Vincenzo Nardiello in the 8th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1987, Tokyo, Japan:
Rene Arredondo TKO'd Tsuyoshi Hamada in the 6th round to regain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1963, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Sonny Liston KO'd Floyd Patterson in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Tureano Johnson: "I Got An Offer To Fight Canelo"
 
By William Trillo
Over this past weekend there were some not to quiet rumblings that Canelo’s next opponent could be middleweight Jason Quigley. Having been ringside when Quigley was soundly defeated by Tureano Johson (21-2-1, 15 KO’s), that news didn’t sit well with me. I reached out to a few insiders but wasn’t satisfied with what I was hearing. I decided the best thing to do was reach out to Tureano to get his point of view on the situation. I am sure you will find what he had to say to be very interesting. Check it out.

Pound4Pound: The reason I am contacting you is because of all the noise I have been hearing about Jason Quigley being a possible opponent for Canelo. In my mind if anyone should jump to the forefront here as an opponent for Canelo it should be Tureano Johnson. I mean, you took care of Quigley pretty handily as I recall.

Tureano Johnson: Wow. You’re really be keeping up! You are the only person who called me out on that one. When Quigley was mentioned (for Canelo) I didn’t want to say anything, I just wanted to let the fans speak, and you sure did it…Thanks.
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  On This Day: July 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Marcelo Dominguez to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Daniel Santos retained the WBO Welterweight Title when his bout with Antonio Margarito was stopped and declared NC in the 1st round. (unintentional headbutt cut)
Harry Simon won a 12 round UD over Hacine Cherifi to win the WBO Iterim Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Shane Mosley KO'd Adrian Stone in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Jameel McCline TKO'd Michael Grant in the 1st round.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson TKO'd Carl Williams in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1982, New York, New York:
Salvador Sanchez TKO'd Azumah Nelson in the 15th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title. (Sanchez was killed in an auto accident shortly after this bout).
1979, Houston, Texas:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO'd Ruben Olivares in the 12th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Oscar Valdez 129.9 vs. Jayson Velez 130
Edgar Berlanga 169 vs. Eric Moon 168.7
Kim Clavel 109.8 vs. Natalie Gonzalez 109.9
Elvis Rodriguez 141.8 vs. Dennis Okoth 141.5
Isaac Dogboe 126 vs. Chris Avalos 125.9
Genc Pllana 167.3 vs. Raphael Igbokwe 165

Venue: The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Michael Dutchover Training Camp Quotes  
Lightweight prospect Michael "West Texas Warrior" Dutchover (13-1, 10 KOs), who is co-promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing, will face Jorge Marron Jr. (18-1, 6 KOs) in a 8-round main event this Sunday, July 26, 2020 as TBP presents 3.2.1 Boxing, a live Pay-Per-View streaming event.
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  Brandon Cruz Q&A On Upcoming 3.2.1.
Boxing PPV Showdown With Arnold Dinong
 
Before Michael “West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (13-1, 10 KOs) takes on Jorge Marron Jr. (18-1, 6 KOs) on Sunday, July 26, 2020, Brandon Cruz (6-1, 4 KOs), will do battle with Arnold Dinong (6-0, 1 KO), in a career-defining fight for both men on 3-2-1 Boxing presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions, a live pay-per-view streaming event taking place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, California. The public will not be allowed to attend this event due to current health and wellness regulations caused by COVID-19.
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  On This Day: July 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Shane Mosley to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Eric Harding in the 5th round
1997, Indio, California:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Glen Johnson in the 11th round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1991, Samut Prakam, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO'd David Griman in the 5th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1990, Arles, France:
Christophe Tiozzo TKO'd Paul Whittaker in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1980, Seoul, Korea:
Eusebio Pedroza KO'd Sa-Wang Kim in the 8th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Playboy Club, McAfee, New Jersey:
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad TKO'd Jerry Martin in the 10th round to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: July 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, London, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Juan Cabrera in the 2nd round to retain the IBF and WBO Featherweight Titles.
1997, Indio, California:
William Guthrie TKO'd Darrin Allen in the 3rd round to win the Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Nashville, Tennessee:
Frankie Liles won a 12 round UD over Jaffa Ballogou to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Mbulelo Botile in the 8th round to win the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1990, Seattle, Washington:
Robert Daniels won a 12 round UD over Craig Bodzianowski to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Lindell Holmes TKO'd Carl Sullivan in the 9th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1987, St Tropez, France:
Jose Luis Ramirez won a 12 round UD over Terrance Alli to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
1986, London, England:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd Frank Bruno in the 11th round to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: July 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Sam Soliman won a 12 round UD over Raymond Joval in an IBF Title eliminator.
1998, Sheffield, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd Chris Eubank in the 10th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Lou Del Valle to unify the WBC and WBA Light Heavyweight Titles.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Danny Romero to unify the WBO and IBF Super Flyweight Titles.
1992, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Rafael Pineda to win the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1987, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike McCallum KO'd Donald Curry in the 5th round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1986, Salta, Argentina:
Gilberto Roman won a 12 round UD over Ruben Condori to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Jeff Fenech TKO'd Steve McCrory in the 14th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Verdejo Vanquishes Madera  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

When the scheduled main event fell apart because of weight issues Lightweight Felix Verdejo (27-1, 17 KO’s) moved into the spotlight against Will Madera (15-1-3, KO’s). Simply put, Verdejo made the most of the moment. Looking as sharp as he has since his motor cycle accident, Feix appears to be focused and ready to make a move in the hot 135 pound division.
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  Statement From Golden Boy On Passing Of Super Welterweight Contender Travell Mazion  
We at Golden Boy are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Travell Mazion last night. Mazion was a kind, charismatic young man who lit up every room he walked into and brought excitement to fans inside the ring. We send our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to his family. May he rest in peace.

Mazion succumbed to an auto accident last night in Texas.


  Vallily To Wardley: "You're Going To Sleep"  
Simon Vallily is determined to inflict a first career defeat on Dillian Whyte's Heavyweight protégé Fabio Wardley when they collide for the vacant English Title on the opening week of Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex on Saturday August 1, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

The 2010 Commonwealth Gold Medallist has let himself down a few times during his 20-fight professional career, particularly in 2018. First, he was on his way to lifting the English Cruiserweight Title only to lose his discipline and end up drawing with Afran Iqbal. Later in the year, he turned up at the Newcastle Arena over the Cruiserweight Championship weight limit and was stopped by Craig Glover.
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  On This Day: July 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Houston, Texas:
Juan Diaz won a 12 round UD over Lakva Sim to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
1999, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Joseph Chingangu in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Bruce Scott in the 6th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Stateline, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 11th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
David Tua TKO'd Gary Bell in the 1st round to Retain the USBA Heavyweight Title.
1993, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Freddie Pendleton won a 12 round UD over Jorge Paez to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Kwang-Sun Kim in the 7th round to retain the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Memphis, Tennessee:
Kennedy McKinney TKO'd Rudy Zavala in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1976, Mexicali, Mexico:
Pipino Cuevas TKO'd Angel Espada in the 2nd round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Felix Verdejo 135.9 vs. Will Madera 135.8
Jared Anderson 241.8 vs. Hector Perez 220.7
Martino Jules 127 vs. Aleem Jumakhonov 125.1
Kenny Davis Jr. 134.5 vs. Eduardo Sanchez 134.6

Venue: The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Scott Harrison: "It’s My Destiny
To Become World Champion Again"
 
This coming Saturday former longtime World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Scott Harrison makes his long awaited return to the ring, when he faces Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Champion Paul Peers in a non-championship contest on the PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA Presented LET BATTLE COMMENCE behind closed doors event at the Northern Hotel in Aberdeen.
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  Tennyson: "I'm One Of The Hardest-
Hitting Lightweights In The Division"
 
James Tennyson believes he has found his perfect weight after moving up to the 135lbs division where he has finished all four of his contests inside the distance in brutal fashion, earning him a shot at the vacant British Lightweight Title against Gavin Gwynne on Saturday August 1, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
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  On This Day: July 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid won a 15 round UD over Kevin Kelly to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd William James in the 11th round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1994, Uttaradit, Thailand:
Daorung Chuvatana TKO'd John Michael Johnson in the 1st round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1993, Kobe, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Ysaias Zamudio to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
Moscow, Russia:
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Glenn McCrory to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1988, Kingston, Jamaica:
Simon Brown TKO'd Jorge Vaca in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
1947, Chicago, Illinois:
Rocky Graziano KO'd Tony Zale in the 6th round to win the World Middleweight Title. 1947 Fight of the Year.

  Mikaela Mayer Makes Most Of Main Event  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Testing positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago gave Super Featherweight Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KO’s) more time to get ready for her opponent Helen Joseph (17-5-2, 10 KO’s). That extra time proved to be more than enough as Mayer made the best of her moment in the ESPN spotlight.

Mayer used her length and athleticism to completely dominate a foe some said would be her toughest test to date. Joseph plodded in all night long as Mayer peppered her with long jabs and great combinations. It looked too easy for Mayer but with the prospect of a title shot in the near future maybe we will get to see her in there with someone who can handle her game…or not.
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  Unbeaten Heavyweight Agit Kabayel vs.
Evgenios Lazaridis July 18 Live On ESPN+
 
Live boxing is back on ESPN+ Saturday, July 18, with the return of undefeated heavyweight contender Agit Kabayel in a 10-rounder against Evgenios “Achilles” Lazaridis from Seebühne Elbauenpark in Magdeburg, Germany.

The event, promoted by SES Boxing, will take place in front of a limited number of fans and will mark Kabayel’s first fight since he signed a co-promotional pact with Top Rank last year. Kabayel-Lazaridis and select undercard bouts will stream live beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
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  Oscar Valdez vs. Jayson Velez, KO Artist Edgar Berlanga & ESPY Winner Kim Clavel Take Center Stage Inside MGM Grand "Bubble" On July 21  
The first run of Top Rank on ESPN shows inside the MGM Grand “Bubble” will conclude with a certified boxing action hero ready for another toe-to-toe tussle.

Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, ranked No. 1 by the WBC and WBO at junior lightweight, will face former world title challenger Jayson Velez in the 10-round main event Tuesday, July 21, inside the MGM Grand Conference Center.
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  On This Day: July 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, London, England:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Francois Botha in the 2nd round to retain the WBC and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1995, Inglewood, California:
Lonnie Bradley TKO'd Dario Galindez in the 1st round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Humberto Gonzalez in the 7th round to win the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Titles. (1995 Ring Fight of the Year)
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Maui Diaz in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Gianfranco Rosi won a 12 round UD over Darrin Van Horn to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1987, Phoenix, Arizona:
Louie Espinoza TKO'd Manuel Vichez in the 15th round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1984, Kingston, New York:
Billy Costello won a 12 round UD over Ronnie Shields to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  On This Day: July 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Liverpool, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Soon Botes in the 4th round to retain the WBF Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire:
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Demetrius Jenkins in the 7th round.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Catalino Beccera in the 7th round to retain the WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1996, Denver, Colorado:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Orlando Fernandez in the7th round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Juan Torres to win the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Anaclet Wamba fought to a 12 round Draw with Adopho Washington and retained his WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1985, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Milt McCrory TKO'd Carlos Trujillo in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Mikaela Mayer 131.6 vs. Helen Joseph 129
Clay Collard 161.7 vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson 158.8
Ruben Cervera 131.8 vs. Clay Burns 133.1
Javier Martinez 162 vs. Ryan Burrs 161.2

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Herring vs. Oquendo Main Event Off
Following Positive COVID-19 Result
Mikaela Mayer-Helen Joseph elevated to main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m. ET)
 
Tomorrow's Top Rank on ESPN main event between WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring and Jonathan Oquendo will not proceed as scheduled after Herring tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this morning. The highly anticipated Mikaela Mayer-Helen Joseph junior lightweight bout will be Tuesday's main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m. ET).
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  On This Day: July 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Omar Narvaez won a 12 round UD over Adonis Rivas to win the WBO Flyweight Title.
Palavas-les-Flots, France:
Bruno Girard won a 12 round SD over Lou Del Valle to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire:
Micky Ward won a 10 round UD over Emanuel Augustus in one of the most memorable non-title bouts I ever saw.
1996, Essen, Germany:
Ralf Rocchigiani won a 12 round UD over Bash Ali to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Chinmai, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Jun Orhaliza in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1990, Annecy, France:
Terry Norris won a 12 round UD over Rene Jacquot to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1980, McAfee, New Jersey:
Matthew Saad Muhammad TKO'd Yaqui Lopez in the 14th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title. (1980 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year).

  Eggington: "It's All Or Nothing"  
Sam Eggington says his highly-anticipated showdown with Ted Cheeseman at the top of the opening week of Matchroom Fight Camp on Saturday August 1 is "all or nothing" for both men as he sets his sights on a World Title Eliminator at 154lbs.

Former European Welterweight Champion Eggington (28-6, 17 KOs) has notched four straight wins since losing to Liam Smith back in March 2019, picking up the IBF International Super-Welterweight Title on away soil against Orlando Fiordigiglio in September.
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  On This Day: July 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Manuel Medina won a 12 round SD over Scott Harrison to win the WBO Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vivian Harris won a 12 round UD over Souleymane M'baye to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Zab Judah won a 12 round SD over DeMarcus Corley to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Ricardo Mayorga won a 12 round MD over Vernon Forrest to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Title.
1997, Stateline, Nevada:
Lennox Lewis retained his WBC Heavyweight Title when Henry Akinwande was DQ'd in the 5th round for Holding excessively.
1991, Stateline, Nevada:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Lupe Gutierrez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Mike Weaver in the 6th round-non-title bout.
1987, Merignac, France:
Lupe Aquino won a 12 round UD over Duane Thomas to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1986, Atlanta, Georgia:
Evander Holyfield won a 12 round SD over Dwight Qawi to win the WBA Cruiserweight Title.

  Ruben Torres vs. Oscar Bravo Set For
Thompson Boxing 3.2.1. PPV Event
 
Undefeated super lightweight prospect, Ruben “Ace” Torres (12-0, 10 KOs), has an opponent for his scheduled July 26th 8-round co-main event bout, as a part of 3.2.1. Boxing presented by Thompson Boxing, an online pay-per-view in which fans will not be able to attend. Torres will square off against Oscar Bravo (25-9, 11 KOs) from Chile.
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  Devin Haney Sounds Off On Everyone
Hovering Around His Division
 
Undefeated WBC Lightweight champion, Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15 KOs), sounds off, putting the big names surrounding his weight class on notice as he awaits the announcement of this next fight. In addition, Haney gives his thoughts on his next fight during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the mental and physical benefits of being quarantined.
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  Ringside Boxing Action Revises Broadcast Schedule  
Point Spread Media, producers of the radio show Ringside Boxing Action, have announced a revised broadcast schedule for the debut episode of the weekly boxing radio show. The launch of the show has been moved to the Fall, due largely to the effects of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
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  On This Day: July 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, San Antonio, Texas:
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Azumah Nelson to win the Vacant IBA Lightweight Title.
1996, New York, New York:
Montell Griffin TKO'd Matthew Charleston in the 11th round to win the NABF Light Heavyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe won in the 7th round when Andrew Golota was DQ'd for Low Blows.
1992, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Gianfranco Rosi won a 12 round SD over Gilbert Dele to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round MD over Jose Ruiz to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1977, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Wilfredo Gomez KO'd Raul Tirado in the 5th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1961, London, England:
Terry Downes TKO'd Paul Pender in the 10th round to win the World Middleweight Title.
1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Sugar Ray Robinson won a 15 round UD over Kid Gavilan to retain the World Welterweight Title.

  Forrest Upset By Takam  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Heavyweights Carlos Takam (39-5-1, 28 KO’s) & Jerry Forrest (26-4, 20 KO’s) were less than bristling in the main event on ESPN. Taking the fight against Forrest after the “Big Dummy” Miller drug test Trifecta, the aged warrior Takam was a decided underdog. Forrest was the obvious A-Side in this match but he came far from performing in that fashion.
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  Miguel Marriaga vs. Mark John Yap & Felix Verdejo vs. Will Madera July 16 Inside MGM Grand "Bubble"  
Miguel “Escorpion” Marriaga’s quest for a fourth world title shot continues inside the MGM Grand “Bubble” Thursday, July 16, in a scheduled 10-round featherweight main event against Filipino veteran Mark John Yap.

In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, Puerto Rican sensation Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, closing in on a world title shot of his own, will fight the unbeaten Will Madera.
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  On This Day: July 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Montreal, QC, Canada:
Eric Lucas KO'd Glenn Catley in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Munich, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Najee Shaheed in the 1st round to retain the WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Freddy Norwood won a 12 round UD over Luis Mendoza to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1993, Tucaman, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Ugueto to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson KO'd Sean Murphy in the 9th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
1989, Tijuana, Mexico:
Juan Estrada won a 12 round UD to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1987, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Jeff Fenech KO'd Greg Richardson in the 5th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Emmanuel Tagoe Aims For The Stars Eyeing
Ryan Garcia In WBO Lightweight Eliminator
 
Fighting out of the talent-laden region of Accra, Ghana, world-ranked lightweight contender Emmanuel "The Gameboy" Tagoe (31-1, 15 KOs), is poised to take part in a WBO elimination bout to move one step closer toward a world title opportunity. Tagoe is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by Peter Kahn.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Carlos Takam 245.7 vs. Jerry Forrest 225.6
Carlos Castro 123.8 vs. Cesar Juarez 124.4
Joshafat Ortiz 130.8 vs. Joshua Orta 132.7
Fred Wilson Jr. 159 vs. Donte Stubbs 159.5
Peter Cortez 147.5 vs. Corey Champion 147.6

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Jamel Herring vs. Jonathan Oquendo Title Fight Headlines July 14 Inside MGM Grand "Bubble"  
Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring and Mikaela Mayer, both of whom are healthy following recent positive COVID-19 test results that delayed their fights, are primed for their “Bubble” debuts.

U.S. Marine veteran Herring will make his second world title defense against Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo on Tuesday, July 14, at the MGM Grand Conference Center — Grand Ballroom.
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  On This Day: July 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Reno, Nevada:
Carlos Navarro TKO'd Luisito Espinosa to win the Vacant WBC Mundo Hispano Super Featherweight Title.
2002, Caracas, Venezuela:
Lorenzo Parra TKO'd Edison Torres in the 12th round to Win the WBA Fedalatin Flyweight Title.
1999, Hyannis, Massachusetts:
Zab Judah TKO'd David Sample in the 1st round.
Jose Antonio Rivera TKO'd Kipp Diggs in the 5th round.
1998, Marksville, Louisiana:
Hasim Rahman TKO'd Garing Lane in the 2nd round
Ike Ibeabuchi TKO'd Tim Ray in the 1st round.
1995, Reno, Nevada:
Tracy Harris Patterson TKO'd Eddie Hopson in the 2nd round to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1994, Earls Court, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Costa to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.

  Zepeda Cruises Past Castaneda  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Looking to get himself back in a championship bout Welterweight Jose Zepeda (32-2, 25 KO’s) took center stage in the Main Event on ESPN. Facing a late sub in Kendo Castaneda (17-2, 8 KO’s) this was a good chance for Zepeda to showcase his wares.
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  On This Day: July 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1993, Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Eliecer Julio won a 12 round MD over Ricardo Vargas to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Marco Tovar in 1.
1990, Reno, Nevada:
Aaron Davis KO'd Mark Breland in the 9th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jorge Paez and Troy Dorsey fought to a 12 round Draw - Paez retained the WBO and IBF Featherweight Titles.
1989, Cergy-Pontoise, France:
John Mugabi TKO'd Rene Jacquot in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1988, Sam Remo , Italy:
Donald Curry TKO'd Gianfranco Rosi in the 10th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1979, New York, New York:
Alexis Arguello TKO'd Rafael Limon in the 11th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1978, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Samuel Serrano TKO'd Young-Ho Oh in the 9th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Jose Zepeda 143.9 vs. Kendo Castaneda 143.9
Andy Vences 129.5 vs. Luis Alberto Lopez 128.2
Andres Cortes 132.5 vs. Alejandro Salinas 132.4
Gabriel Muratalla 118.9 vs. Sergio Lopez 119.1
Genaro Gamez 146 vs. Reymond Yanong 141.8
Eric Puente 135 vs. Diego Elizondo 135.9

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  On This Day: July 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Jason Rowland in the 4th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Mehrdud Takaloo TKO'd Anthony Farnell in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBU Light Middleweight Title.
Brooklyn, New York:
Jesse James Leija was declared a TD Loser to a slightly cut Hector Camacho Jr. who claimed an inability to see. This was later changed to a NC.
Kirk Johnson won a 12 round UD over Larry Donald.
2000, Ferntree Gully, Vic, Australia:
Kali Meehan TKO'd James Grima in the 2nd round to win the Australian heavyweight Title.
Villahermosa, Mexico:
Jose Aquire KO'd Jose Luis Zepeda in the 5th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1995, Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson TKO'd Pedro Ferradas in the 9th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
1990, Bismarck, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Tyrone Frazier to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Big Time Boxing Returns To Germany
As Baraou Challenges Culcay
 
Team Sauerland’s exciting super welterweight contender Abass Baraou (9-0, 6 KOs) will challenge former World Champion Jack Culcay (28-4, 13 KOs) in a mouth watering 50/50 clash on August 28th at the Harvel Studios in Berlin.

The fight, already being billed as the ‘Fight of the Year’ in Germany, will see Baraou fight under the tutelage of esteemed trainer Adam Booth for the first time, having linked up with the Englishman in early March.
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  On This Day: July 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Seoul, Korea:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Yo Sam Choi in the 6th round to win the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1997, Georgetown, Guyana:
Wayne Braithwaite won an 8 round decision over Ken Sharpe.
Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis TKO'd Gabriel Perez in the 1st round.
1996, Manchester, England:
Steve Collins TKO'd Nigel Benn in the 4th round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Vincenzo Nardiello won a 12 round SD over Thulane Malinga to win the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Luisito Espinosa won a 12 round UD over Cesar Soto to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1980, Utsunomiya, Japan:
Betulio Gonzalez KO'd Shoji Oguma in the 12th round to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1968, San Francisco, California:
Sonny Liston TKO'd Henry Clark in the 7th round.

  Round 12: Resistance To Change  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – Son of José Sulaimán – President of the WBC
The World Boxing Council, in collaboration with national boxing federations and local boxing commissions, has revolutionized the sport, implementing measures to make it safer for fighters as well as to improve the dynamics of the sport in general, making precise modifications to certain rules to achieve justice, and modernizing boxing to bring it to the levels of other sports, using technology that is now a reality and serves to maximize justice in the fights.
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  On This Day: July 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Glasgow, Scotland:
Steve Collins KO'd Craig Cummings in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Casablanca, Morroco:
Khalid Rahlid TKO'd Marty Jakubowski in the 7th round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
Lake Charles, Louisiana:
Raul Marquez TKO'd Romallis Ellis in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Hyeres, France:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Patrice Aouissi in the 10th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1986, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Ellyas Pical KO'd Cesar Polanco in the 3rd round to regain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Hilario Zapata won a 15 round UD over Dodie Penalosa to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.

  Sullivan Barrera Wants To Fight The Best,
Willing To Move Down To 168 For Canelo
 
As the calendar gets closer to September 12th, super middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez still doesn't have an opponent locked in.

Reports have surfaced of various high profile super middleweight champions and contenders turning down offers that they deemed weren't big enough to face the Mexican superstar.
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  On This Day: July 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1932, Dempsey's Bowl, Reno, Nevada:
Max Baer won a 20 round decision over King Levinsky in this bout promoted by Jack Dempsey.
1923, Shelby, Montana:
Jack Dempsey won a 15 round decision over Tommy Gibbons to retain the World Heavyweight Title bout promoted by Dempsey's Manager Jack Kearns, that nearly bankrupted the City of Shelby, Montana which had bank rolled this event to gain publicity. Dempsey received the $310,000 he was guaranteed, while Gibbons received nothing after expenses were paid.
1919, Toledo, Ohio:
Jack Dempsey KO'd Jess Willard in the 4th round to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
1910, RENO, NEVADA:
Jack Johnson TKO'd James J. Jeffries in the 15th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. The venue was constructed specifically for this bout, a first ever. Jeffries lost over 100 lbs training for this bout, it was scheduled for 45 rounds. There were in excess of 16,000 spectators for this Landmark fight.
1903, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada:
George Gardner won a 12 round decision over Jack Root to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship.

1776, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AMERICA!!

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Instant Replay Needs Review
 
By William Trillo

Last night in "The Bubble" in Las Vegas during the main event of the Top Rank Show, Mikkel LesPierre dropped Jose Pedraza in round five. Trutfully the knockdown was questionable as the fighters feet locked up, but Pedraza did go down from a punch.

After the round, and more importantly after the sixty second break, officials decided they needed to go to the instant reply to verify if the knockdown was legitimate. Some two minutes later they decided it was not a knockdown.
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  Near Perfect Performance For Pedraza  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

To get a shot at one more world title Welterweight Jose Pedraza (27-3, 13 KO’s) was going to have to put on an eye-catching performance against Mikkel LesPierre (22-2-1, 10 KO’s). Finally squaring off after a Covid-19 related delay a couple of weeks ago the two were center stage in “The Bubble.”
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  On This Day: July 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Tokyo, Japan:
Yutaka Niida won a 12 round UD over Noel Arambulet to regain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 10 round UD over Daniel Seda.
Eliseo Castillo won a 10 round UD over Michael Moorer.
Diosbelys Hurtado TKO'd Leo Edwards in the 2nd round.
2003, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Dae-Kyung Park in the 1st round to retain the PABA Featherweight Title.
1993, Seoul, Korea:
Sung Kil Moon won a 12 round SD over Carlos Gabriel Salazar to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Saman Sorjaturong in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1931, Cleveland, Ohio:
Max Schmeling TKO'd Young Stribling in the 15th round to Retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Jose Pedraza 143.9 vs. Mikkel LesPierre 143.5
Albert Bell 133 vs. Mark Bernaldez 132
Elvis Rodriguez 140.2 vs. Dan Murray 139.2
Patrick Mailata 284 vs. Kingsley Ibeh 284.1
Robeisy Ramirez 125.1 vs. Adan Gonzales 125.4
Carlos Jackson 125.1 vs. Jose Enrique Vivas 125.9

Venue: The Bubble/MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Zepeda vs. Castaneda & Takam vs. Forrest Headline Week 5 Shows Inside The MGM Grand "Bubble"  
A southpaw stylist weighing 140 pounds and a 250-plus-pound heavyweight will enter “The Bubble” spotlight at MGM Grand for Week 5 of Top Rank on ESPN's Summer Series.

On Tuesday, July 7, two-time world title challenger and top junior welterweight contender Jose “Chon” Zepeda will face Kendo Castaneda in a 10-round clash of styles. Two days later on Thursday, July 9, longtime heavyweight contender Carlos Takam will fight Jerry “Slug” Forrest in a 10-rounder.
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  On This Day: July 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Bristol, England:
Corrie Sanders TKO'd Jorge Valdes in the 1st round to retain the WBU Heavyweight Title.
Sacramento, California:
Willie Jorin won a 12 round SD over Aristead Clayton to win the NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
1995, Dublin, Ireland:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Justin Fortune in the 4th round of a non-title bout.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round MD over Arthur Johnson to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Orlin Norris TKO'd Arthur Williams in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Jae-Won Choi in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1989, Crotone, Italy:
Brian Mitchell won a 9 round TD over Jackie Beard to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Saucedo Slugs His Way To Victory  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The main event started out looking like it was going to be a quick one. Super Lightweight Alex Saucedo (30-1,19 KO’s) jumped all over Sonny Fredrickson (21-3, 14 KO’s) like a cheap suit, but somehow Sonny survived the early onslaught. After that it became a showcase evening for the new and improved Saucedo.

Over the course of the ten round show Saucedo put on a magnificent display of some new skills along with the some of his old fire that has made him a fan favorite. The long and lean Frederickson proved to be a tough customer. Although he labored on the ropes and was eating a lot of leather, he also did some fine work in the center of the ring catching Saucedo with numerous flush shots.
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  On This Day: July 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Saitama, Japan:
Julien Lorcy won a 12 round UD over Takanori Hatakeyama to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
1995, Fleetwood, England:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Juan Polo Perez in the 2nd round to retain the WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Dele Deciento in the 2nd round.
1987, London, England:
Terry Marsh TKO'd Akio Kameda in the 7th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Leon Morris in the 1st round.
1969, Houston, Texas:
George Foreman KO'd Fred Askew in the 1st round. Foreman's 2nd Pro Bout.
1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Carlos Ortiz TKO'd Sugar Ramos in the 4th round to retain the WBA and WBC Lightweight Titles.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Pawn Ry
 
By William Trillo

As defined by dictionary.com
Pawn: a chess piece of the smallest size and value,
a person used by others for their own purposes


On Monday afternoon Golden Boy Promotions sent out not one but two press releases announcing they will be once again promoting shows for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown. Notable fighters on the two summer cards include Jorge Linares, Javier Fortuna and Hector Tanajara.
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  Jorge Linares vs. Javier Fortuna WBC Diamond Lightweight Championship Aug. 28 At Fantasy Springs  
A high-stakes battle of international proportions heads to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. as Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) takes on Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the WBC Diamond Lightweight Championship. The fights will take place on Friday, August 28 and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  Julio Cesar Martinez Meets McWilliams Arroyo As Matchroom Boxing USA Returns Aug. 15 In Tulsa  
Julio Cesar Martinez will defend his WBC World Flyweight title against #1 ranked McWilliams Arroyo as Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA return to action in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday August 15, exclusively live on DAZN in the US.

Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) makes the second defense of his crown against Arroyo, in a main event brought to you in association with Canelo Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions, having thrilled Texas with his first defense of the belt in Matchroom Boxing’s last show before the COVID-19 pandemic in February, coming out on top of an enthralling 12 round battle with Welshman Jay Harris.
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  Knockout King Vergil Ortiz Jr. To Headline
Against Samuel Vargas In July 24 Main Event
 
Golden Boy, DAZN and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino are proud to announce the return of world-class professional boxing in Southern California! In the main event of this long-awaited comeback, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KOs) will defend his WBA Gold Welterweight Title against Samuel Vargas (31-5-2, 14 KOs) in a 12-round bout.
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  On This Day: June 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Nicolay Valuev TKO'd George Lineberger in the 1st round to win the PABA Heavyweight Title.
Michael Clark won a 4 round TD over Leavander Johnson to win the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Demarcus Corley TKO'd Felix Flores in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Johnny Tapia KO'd Cesar Soto in the 3rd round.
1992, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 10 round UD over Jorge Castro.
1990, Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO'd Shunichi Nakajima in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1975, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round UD over Joe Bugner to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
New York, New York:
Carlos Monzon TKO'd Tony Licata in the 10th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Victor Galindez won a 15 round UD over Jorge Ahumada to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas  
Alex Saucedo 140.8 vs. Sonny Fredrickson 140.9
Josue Vargas 140.5 vs. Salvador Briceno 138.2
John Bauza 139.3 vs. Larry Fryers 138.9
Donte Stubbs 160.2 vs. Isiah Jones 159.3

Venue: The Bubble/MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Kermit Cintron To Sergio Martinez:
"We Have Unfinished Business"
 
Former Two-time world welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (39-6, 30 KOs) would like to let former world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, that if he were to comeback, it should be against him.

After recent reports that Martinez will end his retirement, Cintron is adamant that a rematch of the two world champions is inevitable.
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  On This Day: June 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Ray Mercer in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.
1997, Ratchaburi, Thailand:
Pichitnoi Sitbangprachen won a 12 round UD over Sang-Chul Lee to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1996, Alice, EC, South Africa:
Mbulelo Botile TKO'd Bong Arlos in the 9th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Indio, California:
Henry Akinwande KO'd Jeremy Williams in the 3rd round to Win the Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Kitichai Preecha in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1969, Mexico City, Mexico:
Jose Napoles TKO'd Curtis Cokes in the 10th round to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Titles.

  Berchelt Batters Valenzuela  
By William Trillo
Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Miguel Berchelt (38-1, 34 KO’s) stepped up in weight to take on Lightweight Eleazar Valenzuela (21-14-4, 13 KO’s) in a non-title stay busy bout. As expected Berchelt threw a bevy of punches in every round as he overwhelmed a game Valenzuela.
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  On This Day: June 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Daniel Santos won a 12 round UD over Fulgencio Zuniga to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Miguel Cotto KO'd Ray Martinez in the 2nd round to win the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Byron Mitchell in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1997, Norfolk, England:
Herbie Hide TKO'd Tony Tucker to win the Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield won a 3 round DQ over Mike Tyson to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title. (Ear biting Incident)
1991, Lewiston, Maine:
Joey Gamache TKO'd Jerry Ngobeni in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson and Jeff Fenech fought to a 12 round Draw. Nelson Retains WBC Featherweight Title (Very Controversial Decision).
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Razor Ruddock.
1980, London, England:
Alan Minter KO'd Vito Antuofermo in the 8th round to retain the WBC and WBA Middleweight Title.

  Weights From Mexico City  
Miguel Berchelt 135 vs. Eleazar Valenzuela 135.5
Omar Aguilar 140 vs. Dante Jardon 141
Alan David Picaso 121.2 vs. Florentino Perez 121.2
Rafael Espinoza 127.8 vs. Luis Guzman 127.8
Ruben Aguilar 141.1 vs. Emanuel Herrera 141.1

Venue: TV Azteca Studios
Promoter: Zanfer


  On This Day: June 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tokyo, Japan:
Lakva Sim TKO'd Takanori Hatakeyama in the 5th round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Shane Mosley KO'd Wilfredo Ruiz in the 5th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1994, Bangkok, Thailand:
Leo Gamez and Kaaj Chartbandit fought to a 12 round Draw, Gamez retains WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1992, Gorle, Italy:
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round MD over Freddy Cruz to retain the WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Quinto do Lago, Portugal:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Ron Essett to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson KO'd Michael Spinks in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1987, Montreal, Canada:
Matthew Hilton won a 15 round UD over Buster Drayton to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  Moloney Masterful In Defeating Baez  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Now you know why they call him “Mayhem”. Bantamweight Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KO’s) made mincemeat out of Leonardo Baez (18-3, 9 KO’s). From top to bottom, inside and out Maloney looked world class tonight in a dominant and impressive performance.

Not deterred by the size and length of Baez, it was all Mayem, especially on the inside. While Baez was all about wild long winging punches Maloney was either beating him to the punch or making him miss and countering with wicked punches.
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  2020 ESPY Winner Kim Clavel
Returns July 21 Live On ESPN
 
Undefeated light flyweight boxer Kim Clavel, who won the 2020 Pat Tillman Award for Service at the ESPYs, is ready for her next fight.

Clavel took a hiatus from the ring in March to return to work as a nurse at elder care facilities in Montreal and will make her triumphant return in a scheduled eight-round fight Tuesday, July 21 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against an opponent to be named.
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  Confident Conwell Ready To Return  
Undefeated junior middleweight standout Charles Conwell knew it was only a matter of time until his April 10 showdown against Madiyar Ashkeyev would be cancelled by COVID-19. Still, it was a disappointment when the most significant bout of his career got called off.

With gyms also closing for health and safety purposes, the 2016 Olympian was without boxing for the first time since childhood.
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  On This Day: June 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, New York, New York:
George Jones TKO'd Beethaeven Scottland in the 10th round. (Scottland fell into a coma shortly afterwards then passed away 6 days later).
1999, London, England:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Herbie Hide in the 2nd round to win the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Johnny Tapia to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Aldo Rios to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1993, London, England:
Nigel Benn KO'd Lou Gent in the 4th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1976, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Carlos Monzon won a 15 round UD over Rodrigo Valdez to unify the WBC and WBA Middleweight Titles.
1972, New York City:
Roberto Duran TKO'd Ken Buchanan in the 13th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1959, Bronx, New York:
Ingemar Johannson TKO'd Floyd Patterson in the 3rd round to win the World Heavyweight Title.

  On This Day: June 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Takasago, Japan:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Toshiaki Nishioka to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1995, Newcastle, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Roger Mayweather to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Lupe Suarez in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Julian Jackson TKO'd Efren Olivo in the 1st round.
1981, Houston, Texas:
Sugar Ray Leonard TKO'd Ayub Kalule in the 9th round to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Pablo Baez in the 9th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1952, Bronx, New York:
Joey Maxim TKO'd Sugar Ray Robinson in the 14th round to retain the World Light Heavyweight Title.
1948, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis KO'd Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Jason Moloney 117.7 vs. Leonardo Baez 118.3
Abraham Nova 131.9 vs. Avery Sparrow 131.5
Orlando Gonzalez 126 vs. Luis Porozo 125
Vlad Panin 149 lbs vs. Benjamin Whitaker 149
Clay Burns 143.6 vs. Reymond Yanong 143
Waldo Cortes 246.9 lbs vs. Kingsley Ibeh 286.4

Venue: The Bubble/MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  High Drama In "The Bubble":
Franco Snags Moloney’s World Title
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Joshua Franco (17-1-2, 8 KO’s) destroyed all the plans of Super Flyweight Champion Andrew Moloney (21-1, 14 KO’s) when he systematically broke down the champ and walked out of “The Bubble” with the World Boxing Association World Super Flyweight Title around his waist.
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  Pedraza vs. LesPierre & Saucedo vs. Fredrickson Headline Week 4 Cards Inside The Bubble  
Jose Pedraza and Mikkel LesPierre will give it another shot. The junior welterweights will face off in the 10-round main event Thursday, July 2 from the MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom. Pedraza-LesPierre was originally scheduled for June 18, but the bout was postponed after LesPierre’s manager tested positive for COVID-19.
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  On This Day: June 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Irvine, California:
Librado Andrade won a 12 round UD over Tito Mendoza to win the Vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
2003, Buffalo, New York:
Joe Mesi TKO'd Robert Davis in the 1st round to win the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.
2000, Glasgow, Scotland:
Zab Judah won a 12 round UD over Junior Witter to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Lou Savarese in the 1st round.
Silvio Branco won a 12 round UD over Robin Reid to retain the WBU Super Middleweight Title.
1995, Cartagena, Columbia:
Harold Grey won a 12 round SD over Julio Cesar Borboa to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Uriah Grant to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Vinny Pazienza in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1968, New York, New York:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Manuel Ramos in the 2nd round to retain the NYSAC Heavyweight Title.

  Round 12: Fathers In Boxing  
By Mauricio Sulaimán – Son of José Sulaimán – President of WBC
We just celebrated Father’s Day all around the world. There are those who are still fortunate enough to enjoy their dads in this life. If so, then it’s time to hug them, kiss them, talk to them and thank them for everything they have done, even though this might have to be “virtual” due to the terrible pandemic the world is suffering. The rest of us will be meditating and talking with our Old Man looking up to the sky, even though he is no longer physically here with us.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Andrew Moloney 114.6 vs. Joshua Franco 115
(WBA Super Flyweight Title)
Christopher Diaz 124.9 vs. Jason Sanchez 126
Joseph Adorno 136 vs. Alexis del Bosque 134.2
Rolando Vargas 137 vs. Miguel Contreras 137.4
Helaman Olguin 290 vs. Adam Stewart 232.1

Venue: The Bubble/MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  On This Day: June 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Zab Judah KO'd Allan Vester in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Oktay Urkal to retain the WBC and WBA Light Welterweight Titles.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Javier Castillejo to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Lehlohonlo in the 6th round to win the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Agapito Sanchez KO'd Jorge Eliecer Monsalvo in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
2000, Merida, Mexico:
Guty Espadas won a 12 round UD over Wethya Sakmuangklang to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi:
Eric Harding won a 12 round UD over Antonio Tarver in a non-title bout.
1993, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Steve Cruz won a 15 round UD over Barry McGuigan to win the WBC Featherweight Title. 1986 RING Fight of the Year!
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Mark Medal in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1969, New York, New York:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Jerry Quarry in the 7th round to retain the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Ring Magazine 1969 Fight of the Year.

  On This Day: June 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Pedro Alcazar in the 6th round to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title. (Alcazar Passed away two days later due to un-detected brain injury)
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Erik Morales to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Justin Juuko in the 5th round.
1996, Dortmund, Germany:
Michael Moorer won a 12 round SD over Axel Schulz to win the Vacant IBF Heavyweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round MD over Michael Watson to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
1979, New York City, New York:
Larry Holmes TKO'd Mike Weaver in the 12th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
1938, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis KO'd Max Schmeling in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. One of the Sports All-Time most Famed Events.
1937, Chicago, Illinois:
Joe Louis KO'd Jim Braddock in the 8th round to win the NBA Heavyweight Title.

  Navarrete Train Keeps Rolling Along  
By William Trillo
Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Like a locomotive heading downhill Featherweight Emanuel Navarrete (32-1, 28 KO’s) steamrolled Uriel Lopez (13-14-1, 6 KO’s). As per usual Navarrete started slowly but with each and every passing round he would keep turning up the heat.
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  On This Day: June 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Vitali Klitschko in the 6th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title. Fight stopped due to severe cut over Klitschko's eye.
1997, Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Gary Ballard in the 5th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Nana Konadu TKO'd Daorung Chuvatana in the 7th Round to regain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Uriah Grant won a 12 round MD over Adopho Washington to win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1980, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Salvador Sanchez TKO'd Danny Lopez in the 14th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1940, Portland, Maine:
Henry Armstrong TKO'd Paul Junior in the 3rd round to Retain the World Welterweight Title.
1932, Long Island City, New York:
Jack Sharkey won a 15 round SD over Max Schmeling to win the NBA World Heavyweight Title.
Jim Braddock won a 5 round decision over Vincent Parrile in the Walk out bout after Sharkey/Schmeling.

  Weights From Mexico City  
Emanuel Navarrete 127 vs. Uriel López 127
Carlos Ornelas 127 vs. Edwin Palomares 126
Sergio Chirino Sánchez 126 vs. Gustavo Alan Piña 126
Ivan Armando Garcia 113 vs. Roberto Palomares 113
Jessica Nery Plata 112 vs. Edith de Jesus Flores 112

Venue: TV Azteca Studios
Promoter: Zanfer


  On This Day: June 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Juan Cabrera in the 4th round to win the WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1981, London, England:
Alexis Arguello won a 15 round UD over Jim Watt to win the WBC Lightweight Title.
1980, Montreal, Canada:
Roberto Duran won a 15 round UD over Sugar Ray Leonard to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Trevor Berbick KO'd John Tate in the 9th round.
1975, Inglewood, California:
Ruben Olivares TKO'd Bobby Chacon in the 2nd round to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
1966, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Carlos Ortiz TKO'd Johnny Bizzarro in the 12th round to retain the WBC and WBA Lightweight Title.
1960, New York, New York:
Floyd Patterson KO'd Ingemar Johansson in the 5th round to regain the World Heavyweight Championship.
1940, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis TKO'd Arturo Godoy in the 8th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Flores Jr. Impresses In ESPN Spotlight  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Lightweight Gabriel Flores Jr. (18-0, 6 KO’s) unexpectedly stepped into the spotlight against Josec Ruiz (21-1-3, 14 KO’s) when the scheduled main event on ESPN was KO’d by Covid-19. Not letting the opportunity get by, Flores may have never looked better. Using a skillful mix of punches and ring generalship, Flores kept the hapless Ruiz at bay and off balance over the ten round demolition.
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  On This Day: June 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd William Abelyan in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Carson, California:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Paulie in the 10th round.
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 9th round. to Win the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Antonio Hernandez to win the WBA Super Featherweight (Interim) Title.
1993, San Diego, California:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Maurice Blocker in the 2nd round to win the IBF Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Troy Waters in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1946, Bronx, New York (Yankee Stadium):
Joe Louis KO'd Billy Conn in the 8th round of their rematch to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Pedraza vs. LesPierre Bout Canceled
Following Positive COVID-19 Result
 
Gabriel Flores Jr.—Josec Ruiz elevated to main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET)
Tonight’s Top Rank on ESPN main event between Jose Pedraza and Mikkel LesPierre has been canceled after LesPierre’s manager, Jose Taveras, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this morning. The Gabriel Flores Jr.-Josec Ruiz lightweight bout has been elevated to the main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET).
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Jose Pedraza 140.4 vs. Mikkel LesPierre 141*
*(BOUT CANCELED)

Adrian Servin 118 vs. Robert Rodriguez 120.3
Victor Rodriguez 140.2 vs. Justin Horsley 140.7
Frevian Gonzalez 129.4 vs. Jose Martinez 127.8
David Kaminsky 164.3 vs. Clay Collard 163.6
Gabriel Flores Jr 132.4 vs. Josec Ruiz 132.4

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Round 12: Boxing Is Back  
By Mauricio Sulaimán / WBC President – Son of José Sulaimán
Top Rank, one of the world’s most powerful boxing companies, which is led by legendary Bob Arum, has restarted activity at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After three months of total silence in our sport, there were two shows on Tuesday and Thursday, in which a total of 10 fights were held.
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  On This Day: June 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Del Mar, California:
Brian Viloria TKO'd Francisco Soto in the 5th round to win the WBC Youth Flyweight Title.
1999, Fayetteville, North Carolina:
Larry Holmes TKO'd James "Bonecrusher" Smith in the 8th round to win the Vacant Legends of Boxing Heavyweight Title.
Greg Page TKO'd Tim Witherspoon in the 7th round.
Billy Costello won a 10 round SD over Juan LaPorte.
1995, New Orleans, Louisiana:
James Toney TKO'd Freddie Delgado in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBU Light heavyweight Title.
1993, Newcastle, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Robert Rivera in the 1st round.
1989, Stateline, Nevada:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Tyrone Jackson in the 8th round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Rocky Lockridge KO'd Mike Zena in the 8th round.

  The Bubble Bursts In Las Vegas
Plania Upsets Greer;
DeMarco Schools Santillan, But Suffers Loss
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Earlier in the day at the Las Vegas Sports Books the money started coming in heavy on the underdog. It wouldn’t be long before the favorite Super bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr (22-2 -1, 12 KO’s) would find out why.

In the first round Mike Plania (24-1, 12 KO’s) launched a left hook that set Greer down before he knew what hit him. Greer got back up but be certain the bookies had concerns. Plania remained in control over the next few rounds as Greer had no answer for the unheralded challenger.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas Forced To Postpone; Eye Surgery For Butler
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Ranked third contender by the WBC in the heavyweight division, the Montrealer Colombian Oscar Rivas (26-1-0) is forced to postpone his fight with the French Carlos Takam (38-5-1), scheduled for July 14th in Las Vegas. Rivas injured his right elbow in a training session in Montréal few days ago. Apparently, he will be obliged to get a surgery this summer.
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  On This Day: June 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Seoul, Korea:
Yo Sam Choi KO'd Chart Kiapetch in the 5th round to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Mexico City, Mexico:
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Luiz Freitas in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title
Agapito Sanchez TKO'd Gerardo Martinez in the 11th round to win the WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title.
Bell Gardens, California:
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round MD over Stevie Johnston to win the WBC Lightweight title. 2000 Upset of the Year.
Los Angeles, California:
Shane Mosley won a 12 round SD over Oscar De La Hoya to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Diego Corrales KO'd Justin Juuko in the 10th round to win the IBA Super Featherweight Title.
Erik Morales KO'd Mike Juarez in the 3rd round.
1997, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
John Ruiz TKO'd Ray Anis in the 1st round to retain the NABF Heavyweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Riddick Bowe KO'd Jorge Luis Gonzalez in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.

  From Australia To The MGM Grand: Identical Twins Andrew & Jason Moloney Set For Las Vegas Debuts  
From Down Under to “The Bubble,” Australia’s Moloney twins — Andrew and Jason — are set for their Las Vegas debuts.

Andrew “The Monster” Moloney will make the first defense of his WBA super flyweight world title Tuesday, June 23 from the MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom against Joshua “El Professor” Franco (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET). Moloney-Franco will be the first men’s boxing world title bout since February 29.
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  On This Day: June 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Hermosillo, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo KO'd Sung-Ho Yuh in the 1st round to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
Budapest, Hungary:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over Aldo Nazareno Rios to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Julio Pablo Chacon TKO'd Istvan Kovacs in the 6th round to win the WBO Featherweight Title.
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Tim Austin TKO'd Steve Dotse in the 6th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Felix Machado won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Pastrana to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
2000, Indio, California:
Antonio Diaz won a 12 round UD over Omar Weis to win the IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Antonio Margarito TKO'd David Kamau in the 2nd round to win the WBO NABO Welterweight Title.
Julio Diaz TKO'd Gustavo Cuello in the 5th round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Wilfredo Vazquez in the 9th round to win the Vacant NABF Lightweight Title.
1996, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
Larry Holmes (in one of his comebacks) scored a one punch KO over Anthony Willis in the 8th round.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Joshua Greer Jr. 120 vs. Mike Plania 119.5
 

Bobirzhan Mominov 152 vs. Cameron Krael 147.8
 

Hector Perez 221 vs. Juan Torres 250
 

Nikoloz Sekhniashvili 159.25 vs. Isiah Jones 158.3
 

Giovani Santillan 148 vs. Antonio DeMarco 147

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Undefeated Welterweight Prospect
Giovani Santillan Training Camp Notes
 
Undefeated welterweight prospect Giovani Santillan (25-0, 15 KO), who is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing and Top Rank Inc., will face former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-8-1, 24 KOs), on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 on ESPN. The 10-round bout will serve as the co-main event for Joshua Greer Jr. (22-1-1, 12 KOs) versus Mike Plania (23-1, 12 KOs). The Top Rank broadcast will start on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
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  On This Day: June 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Elk Grove Village, Illinois:
Omar Sheika won a 10 round UD over Manu Ntoh.
Chris Thomas TKO'd Rich LaMontagne in the 2nd round.
1996, Sendai, Japan:
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round MD over Eric Chavez to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
General Santos City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Bert Batiller in the 4th round.
Jacksonville, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Eric Lucas in the 12th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Kevin Kelley KO'd Derrick Gainer in the 8th round to retain
the WBU Featherweight Title.
Keith Mullings TKO'd Anthony Bradley in the 3rd round.
1991, San Antonio, Texas:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round UD over Akeem Anifowoshe to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title (1991 Fight of the Year Ring Magazine)
Welcome Ncita won a 12 round UD over Hurley Snead to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  On This Day: June 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Madgeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over David Starie to retain the IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Oktay Urkal won a 12 round UD over Eamonn Magee to retain the European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 10 round UD over Tony Pep.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Louis Monaco in the 2nd round.
Cory Spinks won a 6 round UD over Abraham Bruno.
1997, Cebu, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa KO'd Seung-Koo Lee in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
San Antonio, Texas:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round SD over Anatoly Alexandrov to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd David Kamau in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won an 8 round UD over Jose Rodriguez.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 6 round UD over Larry O'Shields
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  On This Day: June 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Seoul, Korea:
In Joo Cho KO'd Pone Saengmorakot in the 8th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Genaro Rios in the 8th round to win the WBA Featherweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Cesar Bazan won a 12 round SD over Stevie Jihnston to win the WBC Lightweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Patrick Charpentier in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1997, Oberhausen, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski won a 12 round UD over Vigil Hill to win the WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight, and retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Titles.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Paul Ashley in the 2nd round.
1992, Mexico City, Mexico:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Jose Montiel in the 2nd round to retain the Mexican Super Flyweight Title.
Portland, Maine:
Joey Gamache TKO'd Chil-Sung Chun in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBA Lightweight Title.

  Magdaleno By DQ;
Lopez Grabs NABF Title
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

In the main event on ESPN Super Featherweight Jessie Magdaleno (28-1, 18 KO’s) was fouled over and over again by Yenifel Vicente (36-5-2, 28 KO’s) until the referee had no choice but to halt the proceedings in the tenth round after what seemed to be low blow # 7 delivered by Vicente.
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  USA Boxing Pays Tribute To The Memory
Of Iconic Trainer/Cut-Man Jimmy Glenn
 
Last month, sadly, boxing lost one of its most popular, respected, and beloved individuals, iconic New York City trainer/cut-man Jimmy Glenn, who died at the age of 89 due to COVID-19 complications.

Glenn moved from his native South Carolina to New York City in the 1940s, where he became a 14-2 amateur boxer, beaten in the Golden Gloves by future world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson.
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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.

 

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Robert Helenius TKO 4 Adam Kownacki
Efe Ajagba TKO 9 Razvan Cojanu
Frank Sanchez W UD 10 Joey Dawejko
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
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.
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