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

  Weights From Los Angeles, Ca. - PPV  
Mike Tyson 220.4 vs. Roy Jones Jr. 210
(WBC Frontline Title)

Jake Paul 189 vs. Nate Robinson 181
Badou Jack 188.9 vs. Blake McKernan 186.8
Jamaine Ortiz 133.5 vs. Sulaiman Segawa 131.8
Irvin Gonzalez 124.4 vs. Edward Vazquez 125.4
Joe Cusumano 224.5 vs. Gregory Corbin 291.8

Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Promoter: Triller


  On This Day: Nov 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Manuel Medina in the 11th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Lawrence Murphy KO'd Wayne Elcock in the 1st Round - WBU Middleweight Title.
2002, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler won a 12 round UD over Dingaan Thobela - IBA Super Middleweight Title.
El Paso, Texas:
Irene Pacheco won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Felix Montiel - IBF Flyweight Title.
1999, London, England:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Billy Schwer - WBC Lightweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round MD over Ladislao Vazquez - WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
1997, Karlsruhe, Daxlanden, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Herman Delgado in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Montell Griffin won a 10 round UD over Vinson Durham - Non Title.
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Cesar Valdez in the 5th Round - Non Title.

  Weights From Hollywood, FL - DAZN  
Daniel Jacobs 167.6 vs. Gabe Rosado 168
Daniyar Yeleussinov 146.6 vs. Julius Indongo 146.2
Nikita Ababiy 162.2 vs. Brandon Maddox 162
Mahammadrasul Majidov 232.6 vs. Sahret Delgado 291
Emmanuel Tagoe 134 vs. Mason Menard 134.8

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel/Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Promoter: Matchroom


  On This Day: Nov 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Derby, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Alan Page in the 7th round - Vacant English Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Indio, California:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Diosbelys Hurtado in the 5th round - WBC Light Welterweight (Interim) Title.
Luisito Espinosa TKO'd Kennedy McKinney in the 2nd round - WBC Featherweight Title.
1995, Augusta, Georgia:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round decision over Marlon Thomas - IBC Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Ramon Magana in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Bridgeton, Missouri:
Freddie Norwood TKO'd Clarence Barnes in the 8th round - Non Title.
1993, Phichit, Thailand:
Chana Porpaoin KO'd Rafael Torres in the 4th round - WBA Minimumweight Title.
1992, Manchester, England:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round decision over Juan Carlos Gimenez Ferreyra - WBO Super Middleweight Title.

  Steven Butler vs. Francis Lafreniere In January  
Next January, Eye of the Tiger Management will host another world-class boxing gala with it’s share of local flavour. This event, presented by La Queen beer and Mise-O-Jeu, will feature the fight between Montrealer Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (28-2-1, 24 K.-O.) against Coteaulacois, Francis “The people's champ” Lafreniere (20-7-2, 11 K.-O.).
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  On This Day: Nov 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Genoa, Italy:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Vincenzo Rossitto - Vacant European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Paranaque, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa KO'd Bangsaen Sithpraprom in the 7th round - Vacant WBF Super Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round MD over Erik Morales - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Nedal Hussein - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Carlos Fajardo - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Mauricio Pastrana in the 8th round IBF Bantamweight Title.
Dusseldorf, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Glen Johnson - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1993, Mexico City, Mexico:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez TKO'd Wilfrido Rocha in the 11th round -WBC Lightweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Alejandro Sanabria in the 1st round.

  Turkey Of The Year - 2020  
It's the time of the year that Pound4Pound starts the annual holiday awards season with our yearly Turkey Of The Year Award. Normally it goes to someone in boxing who has went far below the call of duty to earn the Golden Bird Trophy. But in this year that spun out of control and never got back on track it is not fair to anyone to call them out for whatever blunders they may have committed.

It was the year 2020 alone that takes the full blame for any and all the catastrophes we witnessed. Thanks a lot 2020. We are all counting the days to 2021. It can't come quickly enough.


Happy Thanksgiving to all. Stay safe!


  Jacobs vs. Rosado & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Daniel Jacobs – Brooklyn, New York – 36-3, 30 KOs – fights Gabe Rosado at Super-Middleweight
“I don’t agree with him, I think I beat him in every category, and I will show that on Friday night, plain and simple. My goal for taking this fight is to make him eat his words - there’s levels to this game and I’ll show I’m beyond this guy.

“There’s no easy fights in boxing, he’s a top 15 guy, I would say he’s a gatekeeper, but he’s a tough gatekeeper, he doesn’t lay down and if he goes down, he gets back up. A durable guy like Gabe serves as a great show, and the respect that I give every opponent is to prepare at 100 per cent to give my very best.
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  Super Middleweight Sensation Edgar Berlanga
To Fight Ulises Sierra On ESPN Dec. 12
 
Super middleweight wrecking ball Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga has been “The Perfect One” thus far, knocking out all 15 of his professional opponents in the first round.

Berlanga puts perfection on the line Saturday, Dec. 12, when he fights Ulises Sierra in an eight-round showdown from MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Berlanga-Sierra will open the ESPN-televised tripleheader (10 p.m. ET) that includes the 10-round junior lightweight main event featuring Shakur Stevenson and Toka Kahn Clary and a 10-round lightweight co-feature between Felix Verdejo and Masayoshi Nakatani.
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  On This Day: Nov 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Antonio Aguire won a 10 round SD over Kermin Guardia - Non Title.
2003, Panama City, Panama:
Vicente Mosquera TKO'd Octavio Narvaez in the 7th round - WBA Fedecentro Super Featherweight Title.
2001, Manchester, England:
Ezra Sellers KO'd Carl Thompson in the 4th round - IBO Cruiserweight Title.
Michael Brodie KO'd Sean Fletcher in the 2nd round. - Non Title.
2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Reid won a 10 round UD over Kirino Garcia - Non Title.
1999, New Orleans, Louisiana:
Antonio Diaz KO'd Terrell Finger in the 7th round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Bones Adams won a 10 round UD over Aristead Clayton - Non Title.
Cory Spinks won a 8 round UD over Sammy Sparkman - Non Title.
Cliff Etienne TKO'd Dan Conway in the 1st round - Non Title.
1998, Patham Thani, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong won a 12 round UD over Ladislao Vazquez - WBC Light Flyweight Title..

  All Systems Are Gggo For Gennadiy Golovkin's
Run At The Middleweight Record
 
The Big Drama Show is back! Gennadiy "GGG" Golovkin, boxing's most dominant middleweight of his era, returns to the ring looking to make even more history when he attempts to make a division-record 21st successful defense of his World Middleweight titles. Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, has worn a world championship belt every year since 2010. He will be making a mandatory title defense against undefeated top-rated contender Kamil Szeremeta (21-0, 5 KOs), from Biaylstok, Poland, Friday, Dec. 18, behind closed doors at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The Golovkin-Szeremeta IBF/IBO Middleweight World Championship fight, and its action-packed undercard bouts, will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN in over 200 countries and territories.
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  Heavyweight Tony Yoka Returns
Against Christian Hammer This Friday
 
Tony Yoka, the dynamic heavyweight punching Parisian, aims to impress in his ESPN platform debut. Yoka, who won a super heavyweight gold medal for France at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will fight veteran Christian Hammer in a 10-rounder Friday at H Arena in Nantes, France.
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  On This Day: Nov 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Hannover, Germany:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over Antonio Pitalua to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko won a 12 round UD over Timo Hoffman to win the Vacant EBU Heavyweight Title.
1997, El Paso, Texas:
Shane Mosley KO’d Manuel Gomez in the 11th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1995, Braunschweig, Germany:
Ralf Rocchigiani TKO’d Dan Ward in the 8th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Dublin, Ireland:
Steve Collins won a 12 round UD over Cornelius Carr to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Championship.
East London South Africa:
Mbulelo Botile TKO’d Reynaldo Hurtado in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1980, New Orleans:
Carlos de Leon Won a 15 round UD over Marvin Camel to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Sugar Ray Leonard scored and 8th round TKO over Roberto Duran to win the WBC Welterweight Championship. This was the famous “No Mas” fight, one of Boxing’s Milestones.

  Michael Dutchover vs. Jose Luis Rodriguez
Headlines 3.2.1. Boxing Card December 20
 
Lightweight Michael Dutchover returns to the ring when he headlines against Jose Luis Rodriguez on Sunday, December 20th at The Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, California.

Dutchover (14-1, 10 KOs), of Midland, TX, who is co-promoted with Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing will return to the ring against Jose Luis "La Boa" Rodriguez (23-13-1, 13 KOs), of Monterey, Mexico, in an eight-round main event.
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  In The Ring With Hector "Macho" Camacho:
Past Opponents Share Their Stories & Insights
About The Legendary World Champion
 
Past opponents of legendary boxing icon Hector “Macho” Camacho, including “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Felix “Tito” Trinidad and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, share their first-hand experiences with the former world champion and recall his trademark flamboyant style in advance of the MACHO: THE HECTOR CAMACHO STORY documentary premiere Friday, December 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
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  Zach Parker Takes On Cesar Nunez On
Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray Card
 
Following a stunning 11th round KO in his last fight, Zach Parker (19-0-13 KOs) will be looking to impress again as he defends his WBO International Super Middleweight title against Cesar Nunez (17-2-1-9KOs).
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  On This Day: Nov 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1996, Thailand:
Jose Bonilla won a 12 round UD over Saen Sor Ploenchit to Retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
1990, Benalmadena, Spain:
Julian Jackson KO’d Herol Graham in the 4th round to win the Vacant WBC Middleweight Title.
1965, Mexico City:
Ruben Olivares TKO’d Pablo Martinez in the 2nd round of a non-title bout.
1947, Philadelphia:
Harold Johnson KO’d Herbie Katz in the 1st round of a Non-Title bout.
1938, Paris, France:
Marcel Cerdan won a 12 round decision over Omar Koudri to retain the French Welterweight Title.

  Promoter Lewkowicz Petitions WBC To Order Immediate Javier Fortuna vs. Devin Haney Fight  
This afternoon, Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of two-time world champion and WBC #2 lightweight contender Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs), is submitting a formal request to the WBC for them to order negotiations to begin immediately for Fortuna to face current WBC Lightweight Champion Devin Haney (25-0, 15 KOs).
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  40-0 Gilberto Ramirez Returns To Ring
Dec. 18 vs. Alfonso Lopez On PPV
 
The long-awaited return of undefeated Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) will be Friday night, December 18, when he challenges North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light heavyweight Alfonso "El Tigre" Lopez (32-3, 25 KOs), live on pay per view from Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.
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  World Ranked Lightweight Emmanuel Tagoe
Makes His U.S. Debut This Friday Night On DAZN
 
World Ranked Lightweight Emmanuel ‘Gameboy’ Tagoe, (31-1, 15 KOs), of Accra, Ghana will make his highly anticipated United States debut this Friday, November 27 against battle-tested veteran Mason Menard, (36-4, 25 KOs), of Rayne, Louisiana.

The ten-round clash is a featured bout on the undercard of the Super-Middleweight grudge match between Daniel Jacobs and Gabriel Rosado presented by Matchroom Boxing from the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL and broadcast on DAZN (8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT).
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  On This Day: Nov 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Derby, England:
Junior Witter TKO'd Giuseppe Lauri in the 2nd round - WBO Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Johnny Nelson and Guillermo Jones 12 round Draw - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Dortmund, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Larry Donald in the 10th round - WBA International Heavyweight Title and WBA Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti won a 10 round UD over Micky Ward - Part of Classic Trilogy.
2001, Roseland Ballroom, New York City:
Richard Grant won a 10 round UD over James Butler - Non Title. Infamous
Butler sucker punched Grant after the fight, Butler was subsequently Imprisoned for this action.
2000, Nagoya, Japan:
Yober Ortega TKO'd Kozo Ishii in the 11th round - WBA Super Bantamweight
Interim Title.
1997, Songnam, Korea:
Gerry Penalosa KO'd Young-Joo Cho in the 10th round - WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1996, Munich, Germany:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round SD over Henry Maske - WBA & IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Ulysse Is The New NABF Super Light Champ
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Haitian Yves Ulysse Jr. (19-2-0) became NABF North super lightweight (140 pounds) champion Saturday evening in the ring of the Rimouski Hotel, in beating another Montrealer, Mathieu Germain (18-2-1), by TKO in the seventh round.

This pro boxing show was presented by the Montrealer promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group.Rimouski is located at 540 kilometers East to Montréal.
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  Impressive Benn Dominates Formella  
10 x 3 mins WBA Continental Welterweight Title
CONOR BENN UD10 (100-91, 99-91, 99-92) v SEBASTIAN FORMELLA
(Ilford, Essex) (Hamburg, Germany)

Conor Benn produced a career-best performance as he dominated Sebastian Formella for ten rounds to retain his WBA Continental Welterweight Title.

The 24-year-old outfought and outboxed Germany's former IBO World Champion to take a unanimous decision on the judge's scorecards and progress his record to 17-0.
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  On This Day: Nov 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Los Angeles, California:
Javier Jauregui TKO'd Leavander Johnson in the 11th round - Vacant IBF Lightweight Title.
Oscar Larios TKO'd Napapol Kiatisakchokchai in the 10th round - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Houston, Texas:
Francisco Bojado won a 12 round UD over Juan Carlos Rubio - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Title.
Rocky Juarez won a 12 round UD over Hector Velazquez - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Featherweight Title.
Juan Diaz TKO'd Joel Perez in the 6th round - WBC Youth Lightweight Title.
2002, Caguas, Puerto Rico:
Ivan Calderon won a 12 round UD over Lee Sandoval - Vacant WBO NABO Minimumweight Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto KO'd Ubaldo Hernandez in the 7th round - Non Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Shannon Briggs won a 12 round MD over George Foreman/
David Tua TKO'd Jeff Lally in the 2nd round/
David Reid TKO'd Dan Connolly in the 5th round.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Jose Fernandez in the 1st round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Alfred Kotey - WBO NABO Featherweight Title.

  Alamodome Hosts Canelo vs. Smith  
Canelo Promotions and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to announce that Canelo Alvarez’s clash with Callum Smith for the WBA and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles will take place with a limited live crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday December 19, live on DAZN in 200+ countries and territories worldwide and on TV Azteca in Mexico.
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  Featherweights Chris Colbert vs. Jaime Arboleda Headlines Showtime On Dec. 12  
Two of the top fighters in the 130-pound division will meet when unbeaten interim WBA Super Featherweight Champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert faces the hard-hitting Jaime Arboleda in the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION Saturday, December 12 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Weights From London - DAZN  
Conor Benn 146.75 vs. Sebastian Formella 147

Venue: SES Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing


  Weights From Los Angeles - FS1  
Javier Fortuna 135 vs Antonio Lozada, Jr. 134.2
Fernando Molina 137.8 vs Jose Zaragoza 138.2
Austin Dulay 137.8 vs José Luis Gallegos 136.6
Shon Mondragon 125.4 vs Luis Valdes 123.4
Oscar Perez 143 vs Christian Marron 151.2

Venue: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell
Rescheduled For Jan. 2
 
The highly anticipated lightweight showdown between Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) and Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) will now take place on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. The fight, which will be for the interim WBC Lightweight World Championship, will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

Additional information regarding the venue and the undercard will be announced shortly.
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  On This Day: Nov 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Ferntree Gully, Australia:
Paul Murdoch KO'd Timo Masua in the 3rd round - PABA Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, San Jose, California:
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Isidro Tejedor in the 2nd round -Non Title.
2001, Rosemont, Illinois:
Oscar Bravo KO'd Laverne Clark in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Joey DeGrandis TKO'd John William in the 1st round - Non Title.
St Paul, Minnesota:
Diosbelys Hurtado KO'd Henry Cokes in the 1st round - Non Title.
Matt Vanda won an 8 round UD over Tom Younan - Non Title.
1999, Nagoya, Japan:
Nestor Garza TKO'd Kozo Ishii in the 12th round - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, London, England:
David Starie KO'd Ali Forbes in the 11th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
Reynosa Tampaulipas, Mexcico:
Oscar Larrios TKO'd Javier Calderon in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1997, Kansas City, Missouri:
Bones Adams won a 10 round UD over Roberto Villareal - Non Title.

  Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce Heavyweight
Showdown Headlines Nov. 28 On ESPN+
 
The highly anticipated all-British heavyweight showdown between British and Commonwealth champion Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois and Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce — Saturday, Nov. 28 in London— has an American broadcast home.

Dubois-Joyce and unbeaten junior middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz against veteran Guido Nicolas Pitto will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, with a full slate of undercard contests (including the return of WBO No. 1 junior welterweight contender Jack Catterall) on ESPN+ starting at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
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  Benn vs. Formella & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn: "Here we go again. We're back in the bubble. We're up against it once again. Every week and every show is a bonus. Last week was a tremendous show. A women's World Championship triple-header, the great Katie Taylor, the numbers were through the roof. Boxing is buzzing. Somehow, someway, we're finding a way to keep cracking on with great shows. This Saturday night we're live and exclusive on Sky Sports and on DAZN in the US."
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  On This Day: Nov 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Diamond David Santos to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, NJ:
Michael Grant TKO’d Andrew Golota in the 10th round to win the NABF Heavyweight title. Michael Grant was down twice in the 1st round, Golota quit after being down in the 10th.
Las Vegas:
Adonis Rivas won a 12 round UD over Diego Morales to win the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1997, Los Angeles, California:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 rd UD over Carlos Alberto Hernandez to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1993, Hamburg, Germany:
Nestor Giovannini won a 12 round UD over Markus Bott to win the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Orlando Canizales won a 12 round UD over Juvenal Berrio in his 11th defense of the IBF Bantamweight Title in Pretoria, South Africa.
1992, Tokyo, Japan:
Genaro Hernandez TKO’d Yuji Watanabe in the 6th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1991, London, England:
Gerald McClellan TKO’d John Mugabi in the 1st round to win the WBO Middleweight Championship.

  Weights From Los Angeles - NBCSN  
O’Shaquie Foster 130 vs. Miguel Roman 129.5
William Zepeda 135 vs. Roberto Ramirez 134

Venue: Wild Card Boxing Club, Los Angeles
Promoter: Ring City USA


  On This Day: Nov 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1994, Hammanskraal , South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round decision over Felix Camacho to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight.
1993, Arezzo, Italy:
Zack Padilla TKO’d Efrem Calamati in the 8th round to retain the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Atlantic City:
Charles Murray TKO’d Courtney Hooper in the 5th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight title.
1977, Torino, Italy:
Victor Galindez won a 15 round UD over Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in Galindez’s 9th successful title defense.
San Juan Puerto Rico:
Pipino Cuevas TKO’d Angel Espada in the 12th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Los Angeles:
Jorge Lujan KO’d Alfonso Zamora in the 10th round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Guty Espadas KO’d Alex Guido in the 8th round to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.

  Canelo Alvarez Meets Callum Smith On Dec. 19  
Canelo Promotions and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to announce that Canelo Alvarez will take on Callum Smith for the WBA and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles on Saturday December 19, live on DAZN in 200+ countries and territories worldwide (excluding Mexico).

Alvarez (53-1-2 36 KOs) is back in action for the first time since knocking out Sergey Kovalev in November 2019 in Las Vegas, ripping the WBO World Light-Heavyweight title from the Russian to become a four-weight World ruler.
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  Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook Top Boxing
Telecast Across All TV Networks Since Jan. 2019
 
Saturday’s Top Rank on ESPN saw pound-for-pound king Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) retain his WBO welterweight world title with a fourth-round TKO over former welterweight world champion Kell Brook, in a main event from the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The fight delivered big on viewership, ranking as the top boxing telecast across all TV networks since January 2019.
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  This Saturday Night's King's Promotions
Card At 2300 Arena Has Been Canceled
 
This Saturday night's fight card that was to feature Genc Pllana taking on Khainell Wheeler at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia has been canceled due to the new Covid-19 Restrictions that were implemented by The city of Philadelphia on Monday.

More information about future King's Promotions will be available in the coming weeks.

Tickets can be returned to Pivott Boxing (2807, North 6th Street in Philadelphia)


  On This Day: Nov 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Upper Marlboro, Maryland:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Andrew Council to retain the IBF Middleweight Championship. This was Hopkins 6th title defense.
1995, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom:
Baby Jake Matlala won a 5 round TD over Paul Weir to retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title, when the bout was stopped for a deep cut over Weir’s eye which was caused by an accidental Head-Butt.
Convention Center in Atlantic City:
Angel Manfredy TKO’d Calvin Grove in the 7th round to win the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Felix Trinidad TKO’D Larry Barnes in the 4th to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Pernell Whitaker KO’d Jake Rodriguez in the 6th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over James Toney to win the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Oscar de la Hoya TKO’d Carl Griffith in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Manuel Medina won a TD over Tom Johnson to retain the IBF Featherweight Title at the Great Western Forum.

  Undefeated Lightweight Prospect Jamaine Ortiz Hopes To Steal Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Show Nov. 28  
Undefeated lightweight prospect Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (13-0, 7 KOs), the reigning World Boxing Youth World champion, hopes to steal the show on the November 28th Mike Tyson-Roy Jones, Jr. pay-per-view card, presented by Tyson's Legends Only League, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old Ortiz, fighting out of Worcester, Massachusetts, will fight on the undercard against Maryland southpaw Sulaiman Segawa (13-2-1, 4 KOs) in an 8-round bout for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) USNBC (U.S) lightweight title.
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  Fury vs. Wach & Bakole vs. Kuzmin Land
On Joshua vs. Pulev Undercard Dec. 12
 
Two exciting Heavyweight matchups have been added to the undercard of Anthony Joshua's Unified World Title defence against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday December 12, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Hughie Fury (24-3, 14 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time since his three-round destruction of Pavel Sour at Manchester Arena back in March to take on Poland’s Mariusz Wach (36-6, 19 KOs), a former opponent of Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte.
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  On This Day: Nov 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas:
William Joppy won a 12 round MD over Howard Eastman to win the vacant WBA Middleweight Title.
Lennox Lewis KO’d Hasim Rahman in the 4th round to regain the WBC and IBF Heavyweight titles.
Yobert Ortega KO’d Jose Rojas in the 4th round to win the Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1993, Caesars in Atlantic City:
Al “Ice” Cole in his 3rd defense of the IBF Cruiserweight title, TKO’d Vincent Boulware in the 5th round.
1978, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO’d Johnny Aba in the 11th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Maracay Venezuela:
Luis Ibarra won a 15 round decision over Betulio Gonzalez to win the WBA Flyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Trending: Refusing To Concede When Defeated
 
By William Trillo
No, conspiracy theorists, I am not going down “that” road. Instead allow me to take you down another rocky path. That being the one that ran through “The Bubble” in Las Vegas in the semi-main event on Saturday night.

Allow me to cut to the chase. Super Flyweight Andrew Moloney was unceremoniously screwed out of not only revenge but regaining his WBA World Super Flyweight Title when referee Russell Mora and The Nevada State Boxing Commission blundered. By not reversing the ruling by Mora that Moloney unintentionally headbutted Franco, causing immediate blinding swelling to his eye, they allowed Franco to keep his title by declaring a No Contest. As Bob Arum shouted from the rooftops after the fight, “This is an absolute disgrace.”
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  On This Day: Nov 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Nurnberg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 rd UD over Rudy Markussen to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Championship.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:
Erik Morales won a 12 rd UD over Paulie Ayala to win the Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Jorge Arce TKO’d Augustin Luna in the 3rd to retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
2001, Las Vegas:
Manuel Medina TKO’d Frank Toledo in the 6th to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City:
Michael Moorer TKO’d Jeff Thompson in the 1st to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1979, Inglewood California:
Alexis Arguello TKO’d Bobby Chacon in the 7th round to successfully defend his WBC Super Featherweight Title for the 6th time. Chacon, who was ahead on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage, was down in the 7th and stopped on cuts.
And way-way back in 1915, St Paul, Minnesota:
Future Hall of Famers Harry Greb and Tommy Gibbons fought to a 10 round no decision.

  Crawford Derails Brook - "Ain’t Nobody"  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

In the main event in the Las Vegas “Bubble” Welterweight Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KO’s) and Kell Brook (39-3, 27 KO’s) took the ring in a fight that had the boxing world brimming. The defacto Pound4Pound best fighter in the world seemingly had his work cut out for him with the battle tested Brook. It was a must-see boxing event.
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  Shakur Stevenson vs. Toka Kahn Clary Junior Lightweight Showdown Headlines Dec. 12  
One of the leaders of boxing’s electric youth movement, Shakur Stevenson, is set to close out 2020 in grand fashion. Stevenson, the undefeated former featherweight world champion from Newark, N.J., will fight Toka Kahn Clary in the 10-round junior lightweight main event Saturday, Dec. 12, from MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
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  Brilliant Taylor Outclasses Gutierrez
To Retain Lightweight World Titles
 
Katie Taylor completely outclassed her WBA mandatory challenger Miriam Gutierrez to retain her Undisputed Lightweight World Titles at the top of the bill on a huge night for women's boxing.

The Irish star showed her superiority from the opening bell, flooring Spain's Gutierrez in the fourth round as Taylor sealed a masterful unanimous decision victory with scores of 100-89, 100-90 and 99-91.
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  On This Day: Nov 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany:
Johnny Nelson won a MD over Alexander Petkovic to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Championship.
San Antonio, Texas:
Manny Paquiao TKO’d Marco Antonio Barrera in the 11th round to secure the unofficial World Featherweight championship.
1997, Hammanskraal, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round decision over Arnel Barotillo to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship.
1995, Iwaki City, Japan:
Orzubek Nazarov won a 12 round UD over Dindo Canoy to retain the WBA Lightweight Championship.
1991, Roanoke, Virginia:
James Waring TKO’d Donnell Wingfield in the 5th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1984, Madison Square Garden: (the following fighters fought in their pro debuts)
Evander Holyfield won a 6 rd UD over Lionel Byarm.
Tyrell Biggs decisioned Mike evans in 6 rounds.
Virgil Hill KO’d Arthur Wright in the 2nd.
Also on this card:
Pernell Whitaker KO’d Farrain Comeaux in the 2nd.
Meldrick Taylor TKO’d Luke Leece in the 1st.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN, ESPN+  
Terence Crawford 146.4 vs. Kell Brook 147
(WBO Welterweight Title)
Joshua Franco 114.5 vs. Andrew Moloney 114.7
(WBA Super Flyweight Title)
Joshua Franco Vs Andrew Moloney Faceoff
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images
Joshua Greer Jr. 118.9 vs. Edwin Rodriguez 118.9
Tyler Howard 161.2 vs. KeAndrae Leatherwood 161.9
Duke Ragan 126 vs. Sebastian Gutierrez 126.3
Vegas Larfield 119 vs. Juan Alberto Flores 117.3
Raymond Muratalla 137.3 vs. Luis Porozo 135.2

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


  Weights From Los Angeles - FS1  
Amilcar Vidal 161.8 vs. Edward Ortiz 163
Efetobor Apochi 199 vs. Joe Jones 193
Henry Arredondo 124.5 vs. Eros Correa 123.6
Desmond Lyons 134 vs. Diego Elizondo 135

Venue: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Katie Taylor 134.5 vs. Miriam Gutierrez 134.4
(UNDISPUTED Female Lightweight Title)
Terri Harper 129.3 vs. Katharina Thanderz 129.7
(WBC Super Featherweight Title)
Rachel Ball 121.6 vs. Jorgelina Guanini 125.5

Venue: SSE Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom


  On This Day: Nov 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Mont de Marsan, France:
Fabrice Tiozzo TKO’d Ezequial Paixao in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Mashantucket Connecticut:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO’d Otis Grant in the 10th round to retain the WBA and WBC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Shane Mosley TKO’d James Leija in the 10th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1991, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Paul Hodkinson scored a 12 round UD over Marcos Villasana to win the WBC Featherweight Title.
1981, Las Vegas:
Wilfred Benitez won a 15 round UD over Carlos Santos to retain the WBC Jr. Middleweight Championship.
Cleveland, Ohio:
Aaron Pryor TKO’d DeJuan Johnson in the 7th round in his 4th successful defense of the WBA Light Welterweight Championship.
1980, Miami, Florida:
Jeff Chandler TKO’d Julian Solis in the 14th round to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.

  Taylor vs. Gutierrez & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn: "It's great to be back inside the bubble. It is unquestionably the best bubble in boxing. It is definitely the most expensive bubble in boxing! We do it properly. It is great to see all of the fighters here looking fit, well and healthy ahead of a huge night of boxing on Saturday back at Wembley Arena. A World Championship triple-header and a great opportunity for women's boxing to carry on progressing. We're live on Sky Sports in the UK and live across America on DAZN as well. The beauty of this card is although we have three women's World Title fights, we also have three really good men's fights. Domestic fights, young talent coming through, a big Super-Middleweight clash too."
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  Undefeated Cuban Prospects To Be Showcased
On RJJ Boxing On UFC Fight Pass
 
An undefeated trio of Cuban prospects will be showcased Thursday night, November 20th, on another installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS®, at Marinaterra Hotel Spa & Event Center in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.

RJJ Boxing, presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions and De La O Promotions, will be streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports, starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

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  On This Day: Nov 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Hull, England:
Paul Ingle won a 12 round decision over Manuel Medina to win the IBF Featherweight Title.
Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas:
Lennox Lewis won a 12 round UD over Evander Holyfield to win the IBF, WBC and WBA Heavyweight Championship.
Fabrice Tiozzo TKO’d Ken Murphy in the 7th round to retain the WBA Cruiserweight Championship.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round decision over Elio Ortiz to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Championship.
Gilberto Serrano TKO’d Stefano Zoff in the 10th round to win the WBA Lightweight Championship. This fight was stopped due to a cut over Zoff’s eye.
1998, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round SD over Rosendo Alvarez. Alvarez weighed in heavy so only his WBA Minimumweight title was at stake, Lopez WBC Title was not at stake.
1992Las Vegas, Nevada:
Riddick Bowe won a 12 round decision over Evander Holyfield to win the WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Championship in the 1992 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year. This was the first of the Bowe/Holyfield Trilogy, one of Boxing’s biggest stories in the 90’s.

  Crawford & Brook Set For Welterweight Showdown  
The pound-for-pound king, WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford, renewed acquaintances with Kell Brook Wednesday afternoon, nearly nine months after they had a brief conversation at the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2 weigh-in inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This time, they sat six feet apart on a socially distanced press conference dais three days before their championship showdown, which will air LIVE on ESPN and Deportes (10 p.m. ET), and exclusively on Premier Sports in the UK. When it came time to face off, they edged closer, neither man willing to give an inch.
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  Devin Haney: "All I Do Is Dominate"  
Undefeated WBC Lightweight World Champion Devin "The Dream" Haney (25-0, 15 KOs), retained his title on November 7, 2020, against former 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-4, 18 KOs) in a dominant performance leaving no doubt to the viewers who won that evening.
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  On This Day: Nov 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler TKO'd Manny Siaca in the 8th round - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Spend Abazi won a 12 round UD over Evgeny Strausov - WBA International
Featherweight Title.
London, Wembley, England:
Junior Witter TKO'd Krzystof Bienias in the 2nd round - European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
2000, Denver, Colorado:
Genaro Garcia KO'd Rafael Marquez in the 2nd round! - Non Title - Yes, that is "THE" Rafael Marquez!
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Phil Jackson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Junior Jones won a 10 round MD over Tracy Harris Patterson - Non Title.
1997, Sapporo, Japan:
Chatchai Sasakul won a 12 round UD over Yuri Arbachakov - WBC Flyweight
Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round decision over Leonardo Gutierrez - WBA Fedecentro Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Ratchaburi, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong KO'd Yuichi Hosono in the 4th round - WBC IBF Light Flyweight Titles.

  Terence Crawford & Kell Brook
Zoom Press Conference Quotes
 
The pound-for-pound king, Terence "Bud" Crawford, is set to return to his throne. Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight world title against former welterweight world champion Kell Brook on Saturday evening from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble. In the co-feature, Joshua "El Profesor" Franco will defend his WBA super flyweight world title against the man he dethroned in the Bubble back in June, Andrew "The Monster" Moloney.
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  Golden Boy & DAZN To Reschedule
Garcia vs. Campbell
 
The Garcia vs. Campbell boxing event presented by Golden Boy and DAZN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has been postponed following a positive COVID-19 test result from Luke Campbell.

Campbell is doing well, but the fight will need to be rescheduled. As we know, fans are really looking forward to this great fight. All parties involved are working to get a new date scheduled as soon as possible.

Details for the new date will be announced shortly.

The DAZN global platform will still launch on Dec. 1 as scheduled.


  Tursynbay Kulakhmet vs. Macaulay McGowan
Junior Middleweight Showdown Headlines
Afternoon Of Boxing Today On ESPN+
 
Kazakh prodigy Tursynbay Kulakhmet looks to make another statement Wednesday when he faces fellow unbeaten Macaulay McGowan in a 10-round junior middleweight showdown from Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England.
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  On This Day: Nov 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Budokan,Okayama, Japan:
Jose Antonio Aguire TKO'd Wolf Tokimitsu in the 3rd round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
2000, Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Eamonn Magee won a 12 round Decision over Shea Neary - Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Welterweight Title.
Adrian Stone TKO'd Derek Roche in the 2nd round - IBO Light Middleweight Title.
Peter Culshaw KO'd Dimitar Alipiev in the 1st round - WBU Flyweight Title.
Scott Harrison KO'd Eric Odumase in the 12th round - Commonwealth (British
Empire) Featherweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Lennox Lewis won a 12 round UD over David Tua - WBC, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Titles.
John-John Molina won a 12 round SD over Ben Tackie - Non Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 10 round UD over Ivan Robinson - Non Title.
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Lawrence Clay Bey - Non Title.
1994, Tucaman, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Tony Marshall - WBA Light .
Middleweight Title.
Winky Wright TKO'd Ernesto Sena in the 3rd round - Non Title.

  On This Day: Nov 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, San Francisco, California:
Agapito Sanchez and Manny Pacquiao fought to a 6 round TD Draw - WBO and IBF Bantamweight Titles. Headbutt caused cut to Pacquiao's right eye. Sanchez penalized two points for low blows, should have been DQ'd, IMO!
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Jesus Chavez in the 9th round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas:
Emmanuel Lucero Won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - WBC Continental
Americas Super Bantamweight Title.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Corey Alarcon in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Juan Diaz won a 4 round UD over Rudolfo Lunsford - Non Title.
2000, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:
Irene Pacheco won a 12 round MD over Masibulele Makepula - IBF Flyweight Title.
Juan Diaz TKO'd Antonio Young in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1996, Pichit, Thailand:
Yokthai Sithoar KO'd Jack Siahaya in the 2nd round - WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Enrique Angeles - Mexican
Super Bantamweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Glenwood Brown won a 10 round MD over Tony Marshall -Non Title.
Michael Grant TKO'd Tim Noble in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  WBC King Haney Dominates Gamboa In Ring Return  
Devin Haney returned to action with a dominant defense of his WBC World Lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN.

Haney (25-0 14 KOs) put his crown on the line for a second time, two days shy of one year out of the ring having injured his shoulder in his first defense against Alfredo Santiago in Los Angeles last November.
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  Kali Reis Wins The WBA Super
Lightweight World Championship
 
This past weekend, Split-T Management fighters were perfect by winning four bouts, which included adding another world champion to boxing's premier management company.

Friday night in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Kali Reis captured the WBA Super Lightweight World Championship with a 10-round unanimous decision over Kandi Wyatt.
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  On This Day: Nov 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Perth, Western Australia:
Danny Green KO'd Nico Toriri in the 3rd round - IBF Pan-Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Albert Resley in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
Jeff Lacy won a 12 round UD over Ross Thompson - WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title.
Silence Mabuza TKO'd Pedro Torres in the 5th round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 10 round MD over Vince Phillips.
Chester, West Virginia:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Dennis Pedersen - IBF and IBC Lightweight Title.
1996, Manchester, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Remigio Molina in the 2nd round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Ensley Bingham - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Steve Collins TKO'd Nigel Benn in the 6th round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Mike Tyson in the 11th round - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Antonio Cermeno TKO'd Eddie Saenz in the 5th round - WBA Super  Bantamweight Title.
Henry Akinwande TKO'd Alexander Zolkin in the 10th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Michael Moorer TKO'd Francois Botha in the 12th round - IBF Heavyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Morgan Ndumo in the 6th round. - WBC Minimumweight Title.

  On This Day: Nov 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sports Arena, Paris, France:
Mahyar Monshipour TKO'd Yoddamrong Sithyodthong in the 6th round - WBA
Super Bantamweight Title.
Brahim Asloum won a 12 round UD over Noel Arambulet - WBA Flyweight Title
Eliminator.
2003, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Angel Hernandez - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round MD over Antonio Tarver - WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Leo Gamez - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Laila Ali TKO'd Valerie Mahfood in the 8th round - WIBA Super Middleweight
Title.
1997, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Michael Moorer in the 8th round - IBF WBA
Heavyweight Title.
Fabrice Tiozzo won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Imamu Mayfield won a 12 round UD over Uriah Grant - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round UD over Genaro Rios - WBA Featherweight
Title.

  Weights From Hollywood, FL - DAZN  
Devin Haney 135 vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa 135
(WBC Lightweight Title)
Filip Hrgovic 242.6 vs. Rydell Booker 248
Zhilei Zhang 259.6 vs. Devin Vargas 233
Raymond Ford 125.8 vs. Rafael Reyes 123
Reshat Mati 146 vs. Marcos Mojica 146.4
Arthur Biyarslanov 141 vs. Juan Jose Martinez 141.8
Darren Cunningham 122.6 vs. Juan Gabriel Medina 121.4

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Los Angeles - FOX  
Luis Ortiz 241.6 vs. Alexander Flores 231.8
Frank Sanchez 227.6 vs. Brian Howard 210
Michael Coffie 267.8 vs. Joey Abell 250.8
Steven Torres 252.8 vs. Joshua Tuani 227.6
Carlos Negron 246 vs Rafael Rios 249.4

Venue: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  On This Day: Nov 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sheffield, England:
Glen Johnson and Clinton Woods fought to a 12 round Draw - Vacant IBF
Light Heavyweight Title.
2003, El Paso, Texas:
Hugo Cazares won a 10 round UD over Alejandro Moreno - Non Title.
Angel Manfredy TKO'd Johnny West in the 9th round - Non Title.
1999, Tokyo, Japan:
Hideki Todaka won a 12 round UD over Akihiko Nago - WBA Super Flyweight
Title.
1998, Chubut, Argentina:
Victor Godoi won a 12 round SD over Pedro Morquecho - Vacant WBO
Super Flyweight Title.
Bismarck, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill KO'd James Hayes in the 2nd round - Vacant IBC Cruiserweight Title.
1997, Bally's Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Ray Oliveira - WBC Continental
Americas Welterweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Ricardo Vazquez in the 1st round. - Non Title.
1992, Cologne, Germany:
Darius Michalczewski KO'd Cecil Simms in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson won a 12 round UD over Calvin Grove - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Gerald McClellan TKO'd Steve Harvey in the 1st round.

  Michael Coffie Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten heavyweight Michael Coffie gave insight into his training camp, his past in the Marine Corps and more as he prepares to take on hard-hitting Joey Abell in FOX PBC Fight Night action and on FOX Deportes this Saturday, November 7 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

"Training camp has been going really well," said Coffie. "My head coach Josue Aguilar has been getting me ready to show off all my skills. We're at the Orange Avenue Gym in Orlando, Florida just making sure that we haven't left any stone unturned. We've had to adjust some ways because of the pandemic, but it's nothing that everyone else hasn't also had to deal with."
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  Haney vs. Gamboa + Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Devin Haney (24-0 15 KOs) – defending his WBC World Lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa

What kind of fighter do you think Gamboa will be on Saturday night, after watching his previous fight against Gervonta Davis?

“He’s the type of fighter that will bring his all. Every fight he goes in there, no matter if he’s hurt, and lays it all on the line.”
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  Elvis Rodriguez Returns On Crawford
vs. Brook Undercard Nov. 14
 
The knockout king of the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble, junior welterweight southpaw Elvis “The Dominican Kid” Rodriguez, hopes to put an exclamation point on his 2020 Prospect of the Year campaign.

Rodriguez will fight an opponent to be named in an eight-rounder Saturday, Nov. 14 on the world title doubleheader undercard featuring WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford against former welterweight world champion Kell Brook. The co-main event will showcase the WBA super flyweight world title rematch between champion Joshua “El Profesor” Franco and the man he defeated to win the title, Andrew “The Monster” Moloney.
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  On This Day: Nov 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Phoenix, Arizona:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Sharmba Mitchell in the 3rd round - IBF
Light Welterweight Title.
Joan Guzman won a 10 round UD over Joe Morales - Non-Title.
2003, Madrid, Spain:
Hugo Garay TKO'd Alejandro Lakatus in the 12th round - WBO Light Heavyweight
Title Eliminator.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Joseph Kiwanuka in the 6th round - Vacant WBO NABO
Cruiserweight Title.
San Jose, California:
Librado Andrade TKO'd Leonard Townsend in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Widnes, England:
Johnny Nelson KO'd Christophe Girard in the 4th round - WBO Cruiserweight
Title.
Michael Gomez won a 12 round UD over Jose Manjarrez - WBO Inter-Continental
Super Featherweight Title.
Junior Witter won a 6 round decision over Harry Butler - Non-Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Oleg Maskaev KO'd Hasim Rahman in the 8th round - Non Title.
Derrick Jefferson KO'd Maurice Harris in the 6th round. (A War!)
1995, Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 12 round SD over Hector Acero Sanchez - WBC
Super Bantamweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Julian Wheeler in the 10th round.

  George Kambosos Jr. Ready For IBF Lightweight World Championship Fight With 135lb. King Teofimo Lopez  
‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., (19-0, 10 KOs), lived up to his brash confidence winning a 12-round decision over Lee Selby, (28-3, 9 KOs), this past Saturday night, October 31 at the Wembley Arena in London, England. With the dominant victory, Kambosos became the IBF Mandatory Challenger to 135lb. Undisputed World Champion Teofimo Lopez.
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  Heavyweight Star Hrgovic Out To Make Statement  
Filip Hrgovic faces slippery heavyweight Rydell Booker on November 7th, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN in the USA and RTL in Croatia, as a world title charge in 2021 beckons.

'El Animal' heads into the fight with a perfect record, 11 fights, 11 wins, 9 by way of huge knockout - a streak he says will continue into 2021. The man in his way went the distance with Kubrat Pulev last time out, in a tough fight where he took rounds off the man next up for Anthony Joshua, Hrgovic says that won’t happen this time.
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  On This Day: Nov 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Hereford, England:
Aldo Rios TKO'd Jason Cook in the 3rd round - IBO Lightweight Title.
Dazzo Williams won a 12 round Decision over John Simpson - British
Featherweight Title.
2002, Cernobio, Italy:
Pietro Aurino TKO'd Turan Bagci TKO'd Turan Bagci in the 5th round - Vacant
European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Dana Rosenblatt won a 12 round SD over Vinny Pazienza - IBO
Super Middleweight Title.
1994, Caleta Olivia, Argentina:
Jorge Castro KO'd Alex Ramos in the 2nd round - WBA Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
George Foreman KO'd Michael Moorer in the 10th round - WBA IBF Heavyweight
Title.
Raul Marquez won a 10 round Decision over Jorge Vaca - Non Title.
1993, Tokyo, Japan:
Katsuya Onizuka won a 12 round UD over Thanomsak Sithbaobay - WBA
Super Flyweight Title.

  Haney: "I Need To Be Spectacular Against Gamboa"  
Devin Haney is promising a spectacular performance as he prepares to defend his WBC World Lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa on Saturday November 7 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN.

Haney (24-0 15 KOs) returns to action following an injury layoff after shoulder surgery sustained in the first defense of his strap against Alfredo Santiago in Los Angeles last November, and now ‘The Dream’ is back to continue his quest to dominate at 135lbs just two days shy of one year since that night.
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  Povetkin Tests Positive For COVID-19:
Whyte Rematch Postponed
 
Alexander Povetkin has been forced to withdraw from his Saturday November 21 contest with Dillian Whyte due to testing positive for COVID-19.

The pair were due to rematch at The SSE Arena, Wembley, live on Sky Sports Box Office but will now face each other on a later date to be confirmed soon.

Further details on the November 21 show will follow shortly.

“Firstly we want to wish Alexander Povetkin a speedy recovery,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “This is a challenging time for shows. There will be lots of ups and downs over the next few months. We look forward to the fight happening in late January."


  Undefeated Super Middleweight Contender
Junior Younan Ready For Return To The Ring
 
Following a month-long training camp in South Florida, Undefeated Super Middleweight Contender Junior Younan, (15-0-1, 10 KOs), has proclaimed himself ready for battle against any of the top fighters in his division.

“I’m ready to go, it’s been a long layoff but after working in South Florida for a month and now training back home in Brooklyn my mind and body are prepared for battle,” said the 25-year-old. “I’m ready for a top-ten fighter in my division right now; not looking for any tune-ups or stay busy fights, I’ve been out of the ring too long to waste time. We’ll be making strong moves only from here on,” continued Younan, managed by Peter Kahn’s Fight Game Advisors.
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  On This Day: Nov 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, San Antonio, Texas:
Juan Diaz won a 12 round UD over Julien Lorcy - WBA Lightweight Title.
2000, Madison, Square Garden, New York:
Shane Mosley TKO'd Antonio Diaz in the 6th round - WBC Welterweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Alex Stewart in the 8th round - WBC Continental
Americas Heavyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe TKO'd Garing Lane in the 4th round.
Hector Camacho Jr. won a 10 round UD over Joe Hutchinson.
1995, Sun City, South Africa:
Phillip Holiday won a 12 round UD over Rocky Martinez - IBF Lightweight
Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Eddie Croft in the 7th round - WBO
Super Bantamweight Title.
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Julio Cesar Portillo in the 2nd round - IBC
Super Bantamweight Title.
Riddick Bowe TKO'd Evander Holyfield in the 8th round - 3rd Fight of this
Classic Trilogy.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn KO'd Juan Roldan in the 8th round - IBF Middleweight Title.
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round MD over James Kinchen - Vacant WBO
Super Middleweight Title.
Robert Hines won a 12 round UD over Matthew Hilton - IBF Light Middleweight
Title.

  Israel Mercado Remains Undefeated
With Unanimous Decision Victory
 
Tonight at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA, Thompson Boxing Promotions hosted the third edition of its 3.2.1. Boxing series. In the 8-round main event, Israel "Bad Ways" Mercado (9-0, 7 KOs) remained undefeated with a hard-fought unanimous decision against Mike Sanchez (6-1-1, 2 KOs), of Colton, Ca.
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  Devin Haney Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated WBC lightweight world champion Devin "The Dream" Haney (24-0, 15 KOs), will return to the ring on November 7, 2020, against former 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs).

Haney vs. Gamboa is a 12-round world title fight taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be the main event on a highly anticipated Matchroom USA card in association with Devin Haney Promotions, broadcast on DAZN.
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  On This Day: Nov 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Friant, California:
Montell Griffin won a 12 round UD over George Khalid Jones - Vacant NABF
Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Lubeck, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Pietro Aurino in the 6th round - WBC Cruiserweight
Title.
Armand Kranjnc won a 12 round UD over Paolo Roberto - WBO Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Zab Judah in the 2nd round- WBC, WBA, IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Mohamad Abdulaev TKO'd Miguel Angel Ruiz in the 5th round.
2000, Sydney, Australia:
Kali Meehan TKO'd Danny Buzza in the 1st round - Vacant IBF Pan-Pacific
Heavyweight Title.
Vic Darchiniyan won a 6 round Decision over Sande Kizito.
1996, Chiba, Japan:
George Foreman won a 12 round UD over Crawford Grimsley - WBU Heavyweight Title.
Tommy Morrison TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 1st round.
1990, Taegu, Korea:
Bong Jun Kim won a 12 round MD over Silverio Barcenas - WBA Minimumweight Title.

  On This Day: Nov 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 rd. UD over Johnny Tapia in a non-title bout.
1995, Austin, Texas:
Ike Ibeabuchi KO’d Jeff Lampkin in the 2nd round of a non-title bout . Such a shame. Ike may have been the biggest thing in boxing in many moons.
1991, San Bernadino, Ca:
Ike Quartey TKO’d Kelcie Banks in the 7th round.
1984, New York, Ny:
Carlos Santos won a 15 round decision over Mark Medal to win the IBF Jr. Middleweight Championship.
1907, San Francisco, Ca:
Jack Johnson KO’d Fireman Jim Flynn in the 11th round of a non-title bout.

  Fright Night For Moloney
Inoue Is Indeed A "Monster"
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

If your nickname is “Monster” you might as well make a statement on Halloween night. That’s just what Bantamweight Naoya Inoue (20-0, 17 KO’s) did against Jason Moloney (21-2, 18 KO’s) Saturday night in the Las Vegas Bubble.

Simply put, this fight was never close. Inoue came to the States to prove he is the real deal. Make no mistake about it, he made his point very clear. Moloney had no chance at any moment in this fight to stop “Monster” from dominating inside, outside and all points in between.
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  Gervonta Davis Scores Knockout Of The Year Candidate Over Leo Santa Cruz  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Gervonta “Tank” Davis delivered a Knockout of the Year candidate over four-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz in the most significant fight of his career, retaining his WBA Lightweight title and picking up the WBA Super Featherweight title Saturday night on SHOWTIME PPV® at the Alamodome in San Antonio in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. It was the first major boxing event with fans in attendance since COVID-19 forced a halt to U.S. sports in March with an announced crowd of 9,024.
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  Usyk Outpoints Chisora  
12 x 3 mins WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title
OLEKSANDR USYK WUD12 (117-112, 115-113, 115-113) v DEREK CHISORA
(Ukraine) (Finchley)

Oleksandr Usyk passed his first major test in the Heavyweight division by outpointing Derek Chisora and winning their high-stakes clash via unanimous decision.

Ukraine's undefeated Olympic gold medallist and former Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion answered doubts about his natural size by displaying his electric footwork and razor-sharp punch accuracy against Chisora at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
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  On This Day: Nov 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 7 round TD over Derrick Gainer - WBA, IBF
Featherweight Titles.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Phillip N'Dou in the 7th round - WBC Lightweight
Title.
2002, Semarang, Indonesia:
Chris John won a 10 round UD over Ratanachi Sor Vorapin.
Sacramento, California:
Oscar Larios TKO'd Willie Jorrin in the 1st round - WBC Super Bantamweight
Title.
1996, Indio, California:
Danny Romero TKO'd Hipolito Saucedo in the 12th round - IBF Super Flyweight
Title.
Lou Savarese TKO'd Buster Mathis Jr. in the 7th round - Vacant USBA
Heavyweight Title.
Shane Mosley TKO'd Ramon Felix in the 1st round.
Joel Casamayor won a 6 round Decision over Oscar Gonzalez.

  Munguia Stops Johnson After 6th Round  
By William Trillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

In the main event of The Golden Boy promoted card from Fantasy Springs Casino, Middleweight Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KO’s) took on the rugged Tureano Johnson (21-3-1, 15 KO’s) with the vacant World Boxing Organization Inter-Continental Middle Title weighing in the balance.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
Naoya Inoue 117.7 vs. Jason Moloney 117.9
(WBA/IBF Bantamweight Titles)
Ewa Brodnicka* 130.9 vs. Mikaela Mayer 129.8
(WBO Female Jr. Lightweight Title)
*Brodnicka lost the title on the scale.
Robson Conceicao 128.8 vs. Luis Coria 128.6
Julian Rodriguez 142.6 vs. Jose Lopez 142.3
Jared Anderson 246.1 vs. Luis Eduardo Pena 229.6
Andy Hiraoka 140.9 vs. Rickey Edwards 140.7

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


  Weights From San Antonio, TX - SHOWTIME PPV  
Gervonta Davis 129.8 vs. Leo Santa Cruz 129.6
(WBA Super Featherweight/WBA Lightweight Titles)
Mario Barrios 139.6 vs. Ryan Karl 140
(WBA Super Lightweight Title)
Regis Prograis 141.6 vs. Juan Heraldez 139.6
Isaac Cruz 132 vs. Diego Magdaleno 134.8

Venue: The Alamodome
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Oleksandr Usyk 217.25 vs. Dereck Chisora 255.5
Lee Selby 134 vs. George Kambosos Jr. 134
Matchroom Boxing Usyk V Chisora Weigh In
Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Venue: SSE Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom


  Garcia vs. Campbell Heads To Fantasy Springs & Tops Full Undercard Of World-Class Action Dec. 5  
Golden Boy is proud to announce that the highly anticipated Garcia vs. Campbell matchup is headed to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will feature a stacked undercard of world class action, including a 12-round rematch between WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21 KOs) and Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (24-3-1, 20 KOs) in the co-main event.
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  On This Day: Oct 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Panama City, Panama:
Luis Pineda TKO'd Miguel Angel Aguirre in the 9th round WBO Latino
Cruiserweight Title.
1999, Pusan, South Korea:
Jong Kwon Baek won a 12 round SD over Lakva Sim - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round MD over Danny Romero - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Naseem Hamed won a 12 round UD over Wayne McCullough - WBO Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Richie Wenton in the 4th round - Vacant WBO
Super Bantamweight Title.
Ricky Hatton KO'd Kevin Carter in the 1st round.
1992, London, England:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Razor Ruddock in the 2nd round -Non-Title.
Crisanto Espana TKO'd Meldrick Taylor in the 8th round - WBA Welterweight
Title.
Seoul, Korea:
Sung Kil Moon won a 12 round MD over Greg Richardson - WBC Super Flyweight Title.

 

Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz Weigh-In
Live Stream
Today At 1pm ET/10am PT

 


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Oleksandr Usyk 217.25 vs. Dereck Chisora 255.5
Lee Selby 134 vs. George Kambosos Jr 134
Matchroom Boxing Usyk V Chisora Weigh In
Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Venue: SSE Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Indio - DAZN  
Jaime Munguía 159.8 vs. Tureano Johnson 159.6
Rashidi Ellis 146.8 vs. Alexis Rocha 146.6
Elwin Soto 107.4 vs. Carlos Buitrago 107.8
(WBO Light Flyweight World Championship)
Bektemir Melikuziev 168 vs. Alan Campa 166.6
Marlen Esparza 111.8 vs. Sulem Urbina 111.6

Venue: Fantasy Springs Hotel Casino, Indio, California
Promoters: Golden Boy, Zanfer


  Naoya Inoue Ready For Las Vegas Debut  
Naoya "Monster" Inoue, the Japanese three-weight world champion and pound-for-pound talent, is two days away from his Las Vegas debut. He will defend his WBA/IBF/Ring Magazine bantamweight world titles against Australia's Jason Moloney (ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET), his first bout since his 2019 Fight of the Year victory last November against Nonito Donaire.
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  Patrick Wojcicki vs. Patrice Volny
IBF Final Eliminator Postponed
 
Team Sauerland regret to announce that due to the latest Coronavirus developments, the November 14th card in Wolfsburg, headlined by Patrick Wojcicki’s IBF final eliminator with Patrice Volny, has had to be postponed. A new date has not yet been set as further developments are awaited.
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  On This Day: Oct 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Juarez, Mexico:
Cesar Bazan won a 12 round MD over Mauro Lucero to retain the WBC Lightweight Championship.
Biloxi, Missippi:
King Arthur Williams TKO’d Imamu Mayfield in the 9th round to win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1993, Johannesburg, South Africa:
Orzubek Nazarov won a 12 round UD over Dingaan Thobela to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Michael Carbajal TKO’d Domingo Sosa in the 5th round to retain the WBC & IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya KO’d Narciso Valenzuela in the 1st round after being down once himself. This was De La Hoya’s 11th win in as many tries, with 10 being Knockouts.
Verno Phillips TKO’d Lupe Aquino in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Light Middleweight Championship.
1992, Istres, France:
Steve Robinson won an 8 round decision over Stephane Haccoun.
And in one of the biggest bouts ever:
1974, Kinshasa, Zaire Africa:
Muhammad Ali KO’d George Foreman in the 8th round to win the World Heavyweight championship. This famed “Rumble in the Jungle”.

 

Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz Final Press Conference Live Stream Today At 1pm ET/10am PT

 


  Davis vs. Santa Cruz PPV Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Fighters competing on the Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) undercard previewed their respective matchups at a final press conference Wednesday before they square off this Saturday, October 31 from Alamodome in San Antonio in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Cloutier's Canada Corner
Régis Lévesque Passes
 
By Daniel Cloutier
Photo: Bob Lévesque

MONTRÉAL —— The boxing promoter Régis Lévesque, who was highly active in Montréal in1960 and 1970, died Wednesday from a cancer. He was 85 years old. He died from a tongue cancer. He was very sick for over a year. His family will announce the date of his funerals in the next days.


  Jason Moloney & Mikaela Mayer
Set For World Title Spotlight
 
Australian contender Jason Moloney is going "monster hunting" Saturday evening (ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET) when he faces WBA/IBF/Ring Magazine bantamweight world champion Naoya "Monster" Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs) from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble.

In the co-feature, female boxing's brightest star, 2016 U.S. Olympian Mikaela Mayer, will challenge WBO junior lightweight world champion Ewa Brodnicka. Mayer (13-0, 5 KOs), the betting favorite, will seek to dethrone a seasoned champion who has made five title defenses. Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs), meanwhile, is confident he can upset the odds and topple the three-division world champion and one of the sport's most devastating punchers.
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  On This Day: Oct 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Samuel Kebede in the 1st round - WBO Featherweight
Title.
Masantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton TKO'd James Crawford in the 3rd round - Vacant NABC
Super Middleweight Title.
1999, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl KO'd Homer Gibbins in the 7th round - European Bantamweight
Title.
Indianapolis, Indiana:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Reggie Strickland in the 2nd round.
James Butler KO'd Bryant Brannon in the 7th round - USBA Super Middleweight
Title.
1995, Suphan Buri, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Jack Russell in the 2nd round - IBF Minimumweight
Title.
1993, Korsoer, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won on 4th round DQ over Eduardo Nazario - WBO
Super Flyweight Title.

  Kambosos Jr.: "Lee Selby Will Retire After This Fight"  
George Kambosos Jr bids to secure the mandatory spot for Teofimo Lopez’s IBF Lightweight crown against former World Champion Lee Selby at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.

‘Ferocious’ heads into this weekend’s chief-support bout with an unblemished 18-0 (10 KOs) record, last seen outscoring former IBF ruler Mickey Bey on two of the judges’ scorecards at Madison Square Garden IN New York.
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  Showtime Sports Documentary Films Announces Macho: The Hector Camacho Story  
Showtime Sports Documentary Films today announced it will air MACHO: THE HECTOR CAMACHO STORY, an unflinching look at the remarkable life, storied career and unsolved murder of one of boxing’s greatest showmen. Premiering Friday, December 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, the documentary debuts just two weeks after the eighth anniversary of Camacho’s fatal shooting in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
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  On This Day: Oct 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Thomas Tate KO'd Joseph Kiwanuka in the 11th round - NABF Super Middleweight Title.
Omar Sheika won a 6 round UD over Pat Pernsley.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Benito Fernandez in the 3rd round.
1995, London, England:
Billy Schwer TKO'd Ditau Molefyane in the 8th round - Commonwealth
Lightweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Stephen Wilson in the 8th round - Vacant British
Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Greg Haugen TKO'd Gert Bo Jacobsen in the 10th round - IBF Lightweight
Title.
1987, London, England:
Jorge Vaca won an 8 round TD over Lloyd Honeyghan - WBC Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Primo Ramos KO'd Frankie Randall in the 2nd round - NABF Lightweight Title.
Milt McCrory won a 12 round UD over Herman Cavasuela - NABF
Light Middleweight Title.

  Alexander "The Great" Flores Driven To
Conquer Luis "King Kong" Ortiz On Nov. 7
 
California heavyweight Alexander "The Great" Alexander (18-2-1, 16 KOs), whose only pro losses have been to world champions, will have the opportunity of his boxing career on November 7th, when he takes on 2-time world title challenger Luis "King Kong" Ortiz (26 KOs).

King Kong vs. Alexander The Great will air live on FOX television, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, in the 10-round main event on the Premier Boxing Champions card from Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
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  CES Boxing Ends Eight-Month Layoff Thursday Night  
For the first time in more than eight months, Rhode Island’s only professional sports franchise, CES Boxing, returns to live action with a special Thursday night showcase.

Fan-favorites Toka Kahn-Clary, Khiry Todd, and Elijah Peixoto highlight a five-fight card Thursday, October 29, 2020 from "The Tent" at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI, live on UFC FIGHT PASS®, combat sport’s No. 1 streaming platform. The event marks the promotion’s first since February 28, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a global shutdown in mid-March, which including CES Boxing’s scheduled March 12 fight card.
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  World Ranked Knockout Artist Serhii Bohachuk
Posts Huge TV Ratings With Knockout Victory
 
Undefeated Knockout Artist Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk, (18-0, 18 KOs), fighting on Friday, September 25 posted huge viewership numbers defending his WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Title on Grupo SIPSE TV with his sixth round knockout of Alejandro Davila, (21-2-2, 8 KOs), broadcast from the network’s studios ‘behind closed doors’ in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
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  On This Day: Oct 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Freddie Pendleton in the 2nd round - WBU
Light Welterweight Title.
Eamonn Magee won a 12 round Decision over Matthews Zulu - Commonwealth
Light Welterweight Title.
Junior Witter TKO'd Colin Mayisela in the 2nd round.
Michael Gomez TKO'd Craig Docherty in the 2nd round - British
Super Featherweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Pavel Melnikov in the 12th round - WBO
Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Title.
2000, Oroville, California:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Dorin Spivey in the 8th round - NABF Lightweight Title.
Montebello, California:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 2nd round.
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Luis Antonio Martinez in the 3rd round.
1996, Bangkok, Thailand:
Daorung Chuvatana TD'd Nana Konadu in the 10th round - WBA Bantamweight
Title.
1995, Boston, Massachusetts:
Dana Rosenblatt won a 12 round Decision over Floyd Williams - WBC
Continental Americas Middleweight Title.

  On This Day: Oct 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Davao City, Phillipines:
Manny Pacquiao KO'd Phafrakorb Rakkietgym in the 1st round, IBF Super
Bantamweight Title.
Carnival City, South Africa:
Cassius Baloyi TKO'd Mbulelo Botile in the 11th round, IBO
Super Featherweight Title.
Sebastian Rothman TKO'd Anthony Bigeni in the 5th round, Vacant IBO
Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Hatyai, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam won a 8 round TD over Alex Baba, WBC Flyweight Title.
Temecula, California:
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Ablorh Sowah in the 10th round, Vacant NABF
Bantamweight Title.
Bronco McKart won a 12 round SD over Alex Bunema, IBF Light Middleweight
Title Eliminator.
Robert Allen TKO'd Marlon Hayes in the 2nd round, Vacant USBA Middleweight
Title.
1996, Liverpool, England:
Shea Neary won a 12 round UD over Darryl Tyson, Vacant WBU
Light Welterweight Title.

  Former World Champion Sergey Lipinets &
Unbeaten Custio Clayton Fight To Majority Draw
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Former world champion Sergey Lipinets and unbeaten Custio Clayton fought to a majority draw Saturday night in a welterweight clash headlining action live on SHOWTIME® from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Lipinets (16-1-1, 12 KOs) and Clayton (18-0-1, 12 KOs) each added the first draw of their professional careers in the 12-round SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION battle for the Interim IBF Welterweight Title. One judge scored the fight 115-113 for Clayton, but was overruled by the two judges who scored the bout a 114-114 draw.
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  Allen To Fight Unbeaten Lovejoy On Oct. 31  
Dave Allen will fight Christopher Lovejoy on the undercard of the blockbuster Heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.
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  On This Day: Oct 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Leavander Johnson won a 12 round MD over Julian Wheeler - IBF Lightweight
Title Eliminator.
2001, Irvine, California:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Felipe Ramirez in the 5th round - Non-Title.
Inglewood, California:
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Joey Guy in the 1st round - Non-Title.
1999, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
Victoriano Sosa won a 12 round decision over Ambioris Figuero - WBC Fecarbox
Lightweight Title.
Joan Guzman TKO'd Francisco DeLeon in the 11th round - Dominican Republic
Featherweight Title.
1998, Melbourne, Australia:
Sam Soliman won an 8 round UD over Dale Westerman - Non Title.
1997, Queensferry, England:
Paul Lloyd won a 12 round decision over Francis Ampofo - British &
Commonwealth Bantamweight Title.
Zaragoza, Spain:
Billy Schwer KO'd Oscar Cano in the 10th round - European Lightweight Title.

  Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten WBA Super Lightweight Champion and San Antonio-native Mario “El Azteca” Barrios will look to put on a memorable performance in front of his hometown fans when he battles Ryan “Cowboy” Karl in the SHOWTIME PPV co-main event Saturday, October 31 from Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Chisora: "Usyk Is Going To Get The Fright Of His Life"  
Derek Chisora says Oleksandr Usyk is in store for the “fright of his life” when they collide in a Heavyweight Halloween blockbuster at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.
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  Saunders vs. Murray Lands On Dec. 4  
Billy Joe Saunders will make the second defence of his WBO Super-Middleweight World Title against British rival Martin Murray at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday December 4, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.

Hatfield star Saunders (29-0, 14 KOs) became a two-weight World Champion with a shutout points win over Shefat Isufi in May 2019, outclassing his Serbian opponent over 12 rounds to add the WBO 168lbs crown to his collection.
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  Selby: "I'll Write My Name Into The History Books"  
Lee Selby can take a step closer to becoming Wales’ first ever two-weight World Champion when he takes on George Kambosos Jr in a Final Eliminator for the IBF Lightweight World Title on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Derek Chisora on Saturday October 31, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.
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  On This Day: Oct 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sheffield, England:
Clinton Woods TKO'd Jason DeLisle in the 12th round of an IBF
Light Heavyweight Title eliminator.
2003, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Rudy Markussen KO'd James Crawford in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO
Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Title.
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over David Guerault to retain the WBA
Bantamweight Title.
Mikkel Kessler TKO'd Henry Porras in the 9th round to win the WBC
International Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round SD over Charles Brewer to win the IBF
Super Middleweight Title.
Hamburg, Germany:
Artur Grigorian won a 10 round TD over Giorgio Campanella to retain the WBO
Lightweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Mario Schiesser in the 2nd round to win the Vacant
European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid won a 12 round UD over James Coker to win the WBC Continental
Americas Light Middleweight Title.
Roberto Garcia KO'd Ramon Ledon in the 5th round to retain the IBF
Super Featherweight Title.

  Weights From Uncasville, Ct. - SHOWTIME  
Sergey Lipinets 147 vs. Custio Clayton 147
Xavier Martinez 130 vs. Claudio Marrero 130
Malik Hawkins 140.25 vs. Subriel Matias 139.5

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Robson Conceição vs. Luis Coria, Jared Anderson
& Jesse Rodriguez Added To Inoue-Moloney Card
 
Robson Conceição, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist for his native Brazil, seeks to notch the signature win of his unblemished professional career when he takes on Luis Coria in a 10-round junior lightweight fight Saturday, Oct. 31 from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Bubble.

Conceição-Coria will serve as the chief support bout to the world championship doubleheader featuring unified bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue’s title defense against Jason Moloney and Mikaela Mayer challenging WBO female junior lightweight world champion Ewa Brodnicka.
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  Regis Prograis Training Camp Quotes  
Former super lightweight world champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis talked about moving his training camp from Los Angeles back to Houston and more as he previewed his upcoming showdown against unbeaten Juan Heraldez that takes place Saturday, October 31 live on SHOWTIME PPV from Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: Oct 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Berlin, Germany:
Vivian Harris TKO'd Oktay Urkal in the 11th round to retain the WBA
Light Welterweight Title.
1999, Telford, England:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Richie Woodhall to win the WBC
Super Middleweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Roberto Garcia in the 7th round to win the IBF
Super Featherweight Title.
Augie Sanchez TKO'd Daniel Jimenez in the 6th round.
David Tua TKO'd Shane Sutcliffe in the 2nd round.
Mike Tyson and Orlin Norris 1st round NC.
Ft Worth, Texas:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Saohin Srithai Condo in the 12th round
to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1995, Inglewood, California:
Winky Wright TKO'd Young Dick Tiger in the 9th round.
1993, Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Anthony Stephens in the 10th round to retain the IBF
Welterweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Jorge Julio to win the WBA Bantamweight
Title.
Arturo Gatti KO'd Derek Francis in the 1st round.

  Gervonta Davis Virtual Media Workout Quotes  
Three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis shared insight into his training camp Wednesday as he showed off his skills during a virtual media workout ahead of his SHOWTIME PPV clash against four-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz that headlines action Saturday, October 31 from Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Cuadras Ready To Take His Revenge  
Carlos Cuadras has been waiting patiently to get his revenge on Juan Francisco Estrada and now his moment has arrived as they clash for Estrada’s WBC World Super-Flyweight title on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico, live on DAZN.

Cuadras (39-3-1 27 KOs) and Estrada first met in September 2019 in Los Angeles, with Estrada edging Cuadras out by a point on the cards, with a knockdown in the tenth round proving decisive.
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  Weights From Mexico  
Luis Torres 135.5 vs. Orlando Zepeda 134.5
Alan Solis 127 vs. Eddy Valencia 127
Lester Martinez 167 vs. Michi Munoz 167
Omar Ulises Gutierrez 141 vs. Geovanni Lopez 141.5
Giovanny Meza 147 vs. Jesus Hernandez 149

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


  On This Day: Oct 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Reno, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO’d Reynante Jamili in a non-title bout.
1999, Detroit, Michigan:
Chris Byrd TKO’d Val Smith in the 2nd Round at the Joe Louis Arena.
Naseem Hamed won a 12 round Decision over Cesar Soto to retain the WBO, and win the WBC Featherweight Championship.
Erik Morales won a 12 round decision over Wayne McCullough to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight title.
1994, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round UD over Francisco Segura to retain the IBF Featherweight Title. 
Then way back in 1966, Mexico City:
Carlos Ortiz TKO’d Sugar Ramos in the 5th round to retain the World Lightweight championship.

  Leo Santa Cruz Virtual Media Workout Quotes  
Four-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz previewed his upcoming SHOWTIME PPV main event against Gervonta “Tank” Davis during a virtual media workout Tuesday as he prepares for the highly anticipated showdown taking place Saturday, October 31 from Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Santa Cruz and Davis will fight for the WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight championships in the rare clash in boxing history in which world titles in two weight classes will be at stake. Other notable instances in recent boxing history are the 1988 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Donny Lalonde fight for the light heavyweight and super middleweight titles, and the 2014 Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana rematch for the super welterweight and welterweight championships.
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  Sergey Lipinets Camp Notes  
Even with a change in date and then opponent, former world champion Sergey Lipinets remains supremely confident in his training camp and overall preparations as he prepares to take on unbeaten Custio Clayton for the Interim IBF Welterweight Title live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, October 24 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Patrick Wojcicki vs. Patrice Volny Confirmed As
Final Eliminator For IBF World Middleweight Title
 
Patrick Wojcicki (14-0-1-5 KOs) faces off against Canadian Patrice Volny (15-0-9 KOs) in a final eliminator for the IBF World Middleweight Title on November 14th.

The bout is scheduled to take place at Congress Park in Wolfsburg, and sees both fighters put unbeaten records on the line for a shot at world honours.
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  On This Day: Oct 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Levallois, Paris, France:
Souleymane M'baye won a 12 round SD over Andreas Kotelnik in a WBA
Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
2000, London, Wembley, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round Decision over Jonathan Thaxton to win the Vacant
British Light Welterweight Title.
Jason Rowland won a 12 round UD over Viktor Baranov to win the Vacant WBU
Light Welterweight Title.
Danny Williams TKO'd Mark Potter in the 6th round to win the Vacant British
Heavyweight Title.
Mexico City, Mexico:
Javier Castillejo KO'd Javier Martinez in the 4th round to retain the WBC
Light Middleweight Title.
Jose Aguire KO'd Erdene Chuluun in the 4th round to retain the WBC
Minimumweight Title.
Jorge Arce TKO'd Jovan Presbitero in the 2nd round: WBC Youth
Light Flyweight Title.
Detroit, Michigan:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Emanuel Augustus in the 9th round.
1995, Salta, Argentina:
Yong-Soo Choi TKO'd Victor Paz in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBA
Super Featherweight Title
Puerto Princesa City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Renato Mendones in the 2nd round.

  Danny Roman Wants WBC Champion Luis Nery  
Thompson Boxing's former unified WBA and IBF super-bantamweight world champion, Danny “The Baby Face Assassin” Roman (28-3-1, 10 KOs), is back in the gym and making it clear who he wants next, and that’s WBC super-bantamweight champion Luis Nery (31-0, 24 KOs).
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  On This Day: Oct 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Jorge Castro TKO'd Imamu Mayfield in the 9th round-IBF Cruiserweight Title
Eliminator.
Sydney, Australia:
Anthony Mundine KO'd Guy Waters in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Pan
Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Boston, Massachusetts:
Victor Polo won a 12 round UD over Angel Vazquez in a WBA Featherweight
Title Eliminator.
Auburn Hills, Michigan:
Zab Judah TKO'd Hector Quiroz in the 8th round to retain the IBF
Light Welterweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Andrew Golota in the 2nd round: Michigan Commission Changed
result to NC after Tyson tested Positive for Marijuana.
1994, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Bronco McKart TKO'd Engels Pedroza in the 7th round to retain the WBC
International Light Middleweight Title.
1992, Tokyo, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Yun-Un Chin to retain the WBC
Flyweight Title.

  Selby vs. Kambosos Jr. Winner
Will Become First Lopez Mandatory
 
George Kambosos Jr says he has been training 'like a man possessed' ahead of his crucial IBF Lightweight World Title Final Eliminator showdown with Lee Selby on the Usyk-Chisora undercard on Saturday October 31, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.

A win for the undefeated Australian (18-0, 10 KOs) would see him become Mandatory Challenger for newly-crowned Unified Lightweight King Teofimo Lopez, who brilliantly overcame Vasiliy Lomachenko by a unanimous points decision in Las Vegas on Saturday.
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  On This Day: Oct 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland:
Alex Arthur KO'd Steve Conway in the 4th round to win the Vacant British
Super Featherweight Title.
Scott Harrison won a 12 round UD over Julio Pablo Chacon to win the WBO
Featherweight Title.
Reliant Park, Houston, Texas:
Vivian Harris TKO'd Diosbelys Hurtado in the 2nd round to win the WBA
Light Welterweight Title.
Juan Diaz TKO'd Roy Delgado in the 6th round.
Francisco Bojado won a 10 round UD over Frankie Sanchez.
2001, Kissimmee, Florida:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round round UD over Angel Chacon to win the WBC
Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title.
Worley, Idaho:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Johnny Walker in the 1st round.
1996, Frankfurt, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Brian LaSpada in the 11th round to retain the WBC
International Cruiserweight Title.
Johannesburg, South Africa:
Phillip Holiday won a 12 round UD over Joel Diaz to retain the IBF
Lightweight Title.

  The Takeover Is Official:
Lopez Beats Lomachenko
To Become Undisputed 135 Pound Champ
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

It was the fight everyone was waiting for. Boxing fans around the globe have been arguing on Social media for the last month. Who was going to win? Going into the fight it was almost a toss-up but Lightweights Vasyl Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KO’s) and Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KO’s) were ready to settle the argument in front of a big ESPN audience.
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  Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford Battles Kell Brook Nov. 14 Live On ESPN & ESPN Deportes  
The pound-for-pound king is set to reclaim his throne. WBO welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford will defend his title against former welterweight world champion Kell Brook in a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN Saturday, Nov. 14.

In the world championship co-feature, Joshua “El Profesor” Franco will defend his WBA super flyweight title against former world champion Andrew “The Monster” Moloney in a rematch of their June bout, won by Franco via decision.
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  Ritson Edges Past Vazquez Via Split Decision  
12 x 3 mins WBA Intercontinental Super-Lightweight Title
LEWIS RITSON WS12 (116-113 Vazquez, 117-111 Ritson, 115-113 Ritson) v MIGUEL VAZQUEZ
(Forest Hall) (Mexico)

Lewis Ritson won a controversial split decision against Miguel Vazquez at the East of England Arena in Peterborough to claim the vacant WBA Intercontinental Super-Lightweight Title and improve his record to 21-1 (12 KOs).

Newcastle's Ritson looked in trouble of slipping to defeat through 12 frustrating rounds which he later described as an "eye-opener". Ritson got the nod from two out of three judges, with one giving the fight 116-113 to former Lightweight World Champion Vazquez.
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  On This Day: Oct 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Manchester, England:
Jamie Moore TKO'd Gary Logan in the 5th round to retain the British
Light Middleweight Title.
In Jin Chi and Michael Brodie fought to a 12 round Draw. Fight for Vacant
WBC Featherweight Title.
James Hare TKO'd Jozsef Matolcsi in the 10th round to retain the WBF
Welterweight Title.
2001, Sydney, Australia:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Sande Kizito in the 7th round to win the Vacant
Australian Flyweight Title.
Danny Green KO'd Jason Rarere in the 2nd round.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Juan Angel Macias in the 6th round to win the IBA
Continental Americas Lightweight Title.
Hector Lopez KO'd Angel Beltre in the 2nd round to retain the WBO NABO
Light Welterweight Title.
1996, Dolton, Illinois:
Montell Griffin TKO'd Russell Mitchell in the 1st round.
Byron Mitchell won a 6 round UD over Tony Golden.
1991, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Ray Mercer TKO'd Tommy Morrison in the 5th round to retain the WBO
Heavyweight Title.
Michael Carbajal won a 10 round decision over Jesus Chong.
Bert Cooper TKO'd Joe Hipp in the 5th round.

  Weights From Las Vegas, NV - ESPN  
Photo: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Vasiliy Lomachenko 135 vs. Teofimo Lopez 135
(WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO Undisputed Lightweight Title)

Alex Saucedo 140 vs. Arnold Barboza Jr. 140
Edgar Berlanga 169 vs. Lanell Bellows 169
Josue Vargas 142 vs. Kendo Castaneda 142
John Vincent Moralde 127 vs. Jose Enrique Vivas 128
Quinton Randall 147 vs. Jan Carlos Rivera 146
Jahi Tucker 145 vs. Charles Garner 142

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


  Unbeaten Welterweights Michael McKinson
vs. Martin Harkin Headlines This Sun, Oct. 18
 
Unbeaten welterweights Michael McKinson and Martin Harkin will face off in a special edition of #MTKFightNight on Sunday, Oct. 18 from Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England.

The McKinson-Harkin card streams live and exclusively on ESPN+ starting at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and it will close out a historic week of fight action on the ESPN family of networks, highlighted by Saturday’s lightweight unification battle between WBC Franchise/WBA/WBO world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF kingpin Teofimo Lopez (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+, coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT).
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  On This Day: Oct 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Seoul, Korea:
Saman Sorjaturong won a 12 round UD over Yo Sam Choi to retain the WBC
Light Flyweight Title.
1998, Manchester, England:
Michael Brodie won a 12 round decision over Serguei Devakov to win the
European (EBU) Super Bantamweight Title.
Bobby Vanzie TKO'd Wayne Rigby in the 10th round to retain the British
Lightweight Title.
Scott Harrison won an 8 round decision over Rakhim Mingaleev.
1998, Bangkok, Thailand:
Pichinoi Sitbangprachen TKO'd Tae-Kil Lee in the 8th round to retain the WBA
Light Flyweight Title.
1997, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Ike Quartey retained his WBA Welterweight Title when he and Jose Luis Lopez
fought to a 12 round Draw. Quartey initially announced as winner by MD,
later changed to draw when a scoring error was discovered.
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round decision over Andrei Pestriaev in a WBA
Welterweight Title Eliminator which was later changed to a no decision NC
after Whitaker tested positive for cocaine.
Zab Judah won a 6 round UD over Rick Edson.
1995, Osaka, Japan:
Saen Sor Ploenchit TKO'd Hiroki Ioka in the 10th round to retain the WBA
Flyweight Title.

  Juan Heraldez Training Camp Notes  
Unbeaten super lightweight contender Juan Heraldez is deep into training camp and shared insights into his preparations as he nears a showdown against former champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis on Saturday, October 31 live on SHOWTIME PPV in a Premier Boxing Champions event headlined by Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz live from Alamodome in San Antonio.

“It's been a long eight-week camp preparing for Prograis,” said Heraldez. “We're fighting a different style of fighter, which is a good thing because he's the type of fighter who comes to fight. A style like this makes it easier for me to train and prepare.
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  Weights From Kissimmee, FL. - Telemundo  
Antonio Moran 139 vs. Emanuel Colon 140
Rafael Simonyan 182 vs. Eric Abraham 187
Xander Zayas 147 vs. Anthony Curtiss 145
Jaycob Gomez 130 vs. John Gray 132
Aaron Aponte 141 vs. Jonathan Conde 140

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, FL
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr./All Star Boxing, Inc.


  Weights From England - DAZN  
Lewis Ritson 130.25 vs. Miguel Vazquez 139.25

Venue: East of England Arena in Peterborough, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  Two-Time World Heavyweight Champion
Chris Byrd Back In Training
 
Two-time World Heavyweight Champion Chris Byrd is back in the ring after a prolonged series of health challenges. Following his Hall of Fame worthy career at heavyweight, which included wins over Vitali Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, and David Tua, Byrd (47-5, 22 KOs) suffered from severe neuropathy and chronic pain from fighting far above his natural weight.

"Nobody wanted to fight me at middleweight, so I ate my weight up to heavyweight, And I paid for it. I went through 11 years of suffering. A few years ago, I couldn't even move my feet apart. The pain in my left leg was so bad that some days I just wanted to cut the whole thing off. I had to make drastic changes and choices in life to get where I am today," said Byrd.
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  Andrade vs. Harrison Headlines
Nov. 27 At Seminole Hard Rock
 
Demetrius Andrade will face Dusty Harrison over ten rounds at Super-Middleweight on Friday November 27 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN

WBO World Middleweight champion Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) is in action following the third successful defense of his belt in January with a ninth round stoppage win over Luke Keeler in Miami.
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  Ritson vs. Vazquez & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Lewis Ritson – Forest Hall, England – 20-1, 12 KOs – fighting Miguel Vazquez for the WBA Intercontinental Super-Lightweight Title:

"We need to get past Vazquez, he's our main focus. We're not looking past Saturday. If we can get past him, and we're confident that we can, then we'll start looking at those other big names. I think I'll put an even better performance on behind closed doors with no pressure on my shoulders. When I first saw him at the first press conference, I thought he looked massive. Now he looks quite skinny, quite frail, to be fair, but we'll see on Saturday night what he comes to bring. We know that we'll bring our A-game.
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  On This Day: Oct 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Barranquilla, Colombia:
Irene Pacheco TKO’d Ferid Ben Jeddou in the 4th round to win the IBF Flyweight Championship at the Salon Jumbo del Country Club.
1993, Belfast Northern Ireland:
Eammon Loughran Won a 12 Round Decision over Lorenzo Smith to win the Vacant WBO Welterweight Championship.
Stateline Nevada:
Kennedy McKinney made his 4th successful title defense with a 12 round decision over Jesus Salud to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship.
1992, Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris-Bercy, France:
Anaclet Wamba won a 12 round decision over Andrew Maynard to win the WBC Cruiserweight Championship.
Then Way Back When:
1906, Chelsea , Ma.:
Billy “Honey” Mellody won a 15 rounder over “The Barbados Demon” Joe Walcott, to win the World Welterweight Championship.

  Former World Champion Sergey Lipinets To Face Unbeaten Custio Clayton Oct. 24 On Showtime  
Former world champion Sergey Lipinets will now face unbeaten Custio Clayton for the Interim IBF Welterweight Title headlining action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, October 24 from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, who was originally scheduled to face Lipinets, was forced to withdraw because of visa issues.
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  Lomachenko vs. Lopez:
Bad Blood Ignited At Press Conference
 
Two-plus years of bad blood ignited Wednesday evening when WBC Franchise/WBO/WBA lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF kingpin Teofimo Lopez shared the stage for Wednesday's press conference in advance of Saturday's super fight (ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET).

Lomachenko and Lopez had not been in the same room since last Dec.14, the night Lopez knocked out Richard Commey to win his world title. Shortly after that sensational knockout, Lomachenko entered the ring and welcomed Lopez to his club.
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  Marshall vs. Rankin Off After Positive Covid-19 Test  
Unfortunately Savannah Marshall's trainer Peter Fury has tested positive for COVID-19.

Saturday's WBO World Middleweight Title fight is off the card.

All other fighters and teams tested negative.

The fight will be rescheduled in due course and our best wishes are with Peter.


  On This Day: Oct 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Washington, DC:
Carl Daniels KO'd Floyd Williams in the 3rd round to win the USBA
Light Middleweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Darryl Tyson in the 11th round to win the Interim USBA
Light Welterweight Title.
Vivian Harris TKO'd Theon Holland in the 3rd round.
Cranston, Rhode Island:
Ray Oliviera TKO'd Jose Mendez in the 6th round.
1994, Sun City, South Africa:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Dan Schommer to retain the WBO
Super Middleweight Title.
Jacob Matlala won a 12 round UD over Pretty Boy Lucas to retain the WBO
Flyweight Title.
Laredo, Texas:
Orlando Canizales won a 12 round UD over Sergio Reyes to retain the IBF
Bantamweight Title.
Mbulelo Botile won a 10 round UD over Javier Diaz.
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Cesar Martinez in the 4th round.

  Barboza vs. Saucedo & Edgar Berlanga
Press Conference Quotes
 
Fighters competing on Saturday's undercard headlined by the lightweight unification bout featuring WBC Franchise/WBO/WBA champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF kingpin Teofimo Lopez met the media Tuesday for a Zoom press conference. The MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center will play host to the closed-door event, and in the 10-round junior welterweight co-feature, former world title challenger Alex Saucedo will take on the unbeaten Arnold Barboza Jr.
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  Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz PPV
Undercard Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Fighters competing on the Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) undercard previewed their respective showdowns during a virtual press conference Tuesday before they meet in the ring on Saturday, October 31 from the Alamodome in San Antonio in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: Oct 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, McAllen, Texas:
Eidy Moya KO'd Adan Vargas in the 11th round to win the Vacant WBA
Bantamweight Title.
Lawrence Clay Bey TKO'd Gary Winmon in the 6th round.
2000, London, England:
Colin Dunne won a 12 round SD to retain the WBU Lightweight Title.
Cologne, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko won a 12 round UD over Chris Byrd to win the WBO Heavyweight
Title.
Antipolo City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Nedal Hussein in the 10th round to retain the WBC
International Super Bantamweight Title.
1997, Boise, Idaho:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Felipe Garcia in the 6th round.

  Otto Wallin Ready To Step In For Fury Rematch  
Hearing reports that WBC and Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury is looking for a December 2020 opponent, Sweden’s IBF #14-ranked Otto Wallin (21-1, 14 KOs) says that he’s the rightful choice for a rematch against the “Gypsy King.”

Yesterday, Fury and his team stated they are moving on from the prospect of a trilogy fight with former champion Deontay Wilder and are looking for a late 2020 opponent. “Who better than Otto Wallin, who gave Fury the toughest fight of his life?” asks his promoter, Dmitriy Salita.
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  Saul Sanchez Captures WBA Fedecentro Title,
Seeks Big Fights At Super Bantamweight
 
Thompson Boxing Promotions super bantamweight prospect, Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (14-1, 8KOs), fresh off his first-round victory over David Lozano (15-10-1, 11 KOs), in which he captured he vacant WBA Fedecentro title, is looking to climb up the rankings and land a big fight.
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  Victor Pasillas Now Ranked WBA #8
At Super Bantamweight, Wants Champions
Leo, Figueroa, Nery & Akhmadaliev
 
Prince Ranch Boxing’s undefeated contender Victor Pasillas (16-0, 9 KOs), after a star-making performance on FS1 PBC Fight Night, is now ranked WBA #8 at super bantamweight. Pasillas picked up his sixth consecutive knockout when he destroyed previously unbeaten Ranfis Encarnacion (17-1, 13 KOs) on September 23, 2020.

Pasillas, who was an East Los Angeles legend in the amateur ranks with a record of 272 wins with only 6 defeats, and 175 RSCs, which is equivalent to knockouts, now wants champions Angelo Leo (20-0, 9 KOs), Brandon Figueroa (21-0-1, 16 KOs), Luis Nery (31-0, 24 KOs) and Murodjon Akhmadaliev (8-0, 6 KOs), and believes he can fight for a word title right now.
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  Benn Steps Up Against Formella On Nov. 21  
Conor Benn faces the toughest test of his career on Saturday November 21 when he clashes with former IBO Welterweight World Champion Sebastian Formella on the blockbuster Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte 2 undercard, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

Benn (16-0, 11 KOs) scored two big knockout wins in 2019, firstly obliterating Jussi Koivula with a brutal second-round stoppage in his first headline fight at York Hall in June, and then explosively knocking out Steve Jamoye in four rounds at The O2 in October.
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  On This Day: Oct 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Will McIntyre in the 4th round to retain the WBO
Super Middleweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Brian Nielsen in the 7th round.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Bawa Adime in the 3rd round.
Francisco Bojado KO'd Eleazer Contreras Jr. in the 2nd round.
2000, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Dana Rosenblatt won a 12 round UD over Will McIntyre.
Lamar Murphy won a 10 round MD over Daniel Alicea.
Kassim Ouma won a 6 round UD over Kuvanych Toygonbayev.
1999, Montreal, Canada:
Eric Lucas won a 10 round UD over Alex Hilton.
Leonard Dorin TKO'd Jean-Luc Morin in the 3rd round.
1998, Guilherand-Granges, France:
Erland Betare TKO'd Pierre Moreno in the 9th round.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Konstantin Semerdjiev in the 5th round.
1996, Tokyo, Japan:
Yong-Soo Choi won a 12 round UD over Yamato Mitani to retain the WBA
Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina:
Jorge Castro won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson to retain the WBA
Middleweight Title.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Publicist Ricardo Jimenez Passes
 
By William Trillo
It came as sudden and shocking news that long time publicist Ricardo Jimenez had passed s away. Jimenez who spent years with Top Rank was truly one of boxings best friends. He will be greatly missed. Jimenez was instrumental with working with Latino fighters in his years. We could always count on Ricardo to help set up and interpret interviews from the likes of Erik Morales to Miguel Cotto and so many more. His tireless efforts were greatly appreciated in the community. We all will miss his charm and professionalism. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace good friend.
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  On This Day: Oct 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Anaheim, California:
Eric Morel TKO'd Denkkaosan Kaovichit in the 11th round to retain the WBA
Flyweight Title.
Antonio Margarito won a 12 round UD over Danny Perez to retain the WBO
Welterweight Title.
Julio Gonzalez TKO'd Thomas Reid in the 3rd round.
2001, Indio, California:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Robert Frazier to win the Vacant IBF
Light Middleweight Title.
Antonio Diaz TKO'd Orlando Hollis in the 9th round.
1996, Milan, Italy:
Giovanni Parisi KO'd Sergio Revilla in the 4th round to retain the WBO
Light Welterweight Title.
Robin Reid TKO'd Vincenzo Nardiello in the 7th round to win the WBC
Super Middleweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima TKO'd Domingo Sosa in the 2nd round to retain the WBC
Super Flyweight Title.
Anaheim, California:
Michael Carbajal KO'd Tomas Rivera in the 5th round to retain the IBF
Light Flyweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Joey Gamache in the 8th round.
Erik Morales KO'd Pedro Torres in the 2nd round.
Jose Luis Castillo KO'd Roberto Valenzuela in the 6th round.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux Stops Ntetu In The Fifth Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
SHAWINIGAN —— David Lemieux, an important fighter from Montréal who wants absolutely to have a super middleweight world championship bout in 2021, made another step in that direction Saturday evening at the Shawinigan Arena in Canada.

Ranked third contender by the WBC in the super middleweight (168 pounds) division, fourth by the WBA and fifth by the WBO, Lemieux beat Francy Ntetu, a fighter from Congo living in Chicoutimi, Québec, by TKO in the fifth round.
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  On This Day: Oct 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Portsmouth, England:
Matthew Barney won a 12 round SD over Tony Oakey to win the WBU
Light Heavyweight Title.
NOTE: Oakey tested positive for Cocaine and was banned for one year.
2002, Campione D'Italia, Italy:
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Vincenzo Cantatore in the 10th round to win the
Vacant WBC Cruiserweight Title.
2000, Yokohoma, Japan:
Takanori Hatakeyama KO'd Hiroyuki Sakamoto in the 10th round to retain the
WBA Lightweight Title.
1997, Sheffield, England:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Chris Eubank to win the WBO
Super Middleweight Title.
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Dirk Wallyn in the 1st round to win the European (EBU)
Cruiserweight Title.
Nassem Hamed TKO'd Jose Badillo in the 7th round to retain the WBO
Featherweight Title.
Cottbus, Germany:
Artur Grigorian won a 12 round UD over David Armstrong to retain the WBO
Lightweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Marcos Gonzalez in the 2nd round.

  Navarrete Drops Villa Twice,
Grabs WBO Featherweight Belt
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

If you are looking for a fighter who would fail every test The Marques of Queensbury has to offer, then you need look no further than featherweight Emanuel Navarrete (32-1, 27 KO’s). On the contrary, if you seek a fighter with an extensive and pedigreed amateur career, take a look at Ruben Villa (18-1, 5 KO’s). Now throw everything you know out with yesterday’s news. That’s right the awkward Navarrete manhandled Villa, dropped him twice and left The Bubble with the vacant World Boxing Organization World Feather Title in his possession.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Lemieux: "I Want To Fight For A World Championship, I Have To Stay Undefeated"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — Ranked third contender by the WBC, fourth by the WBA and fifth by the WBO, the Montrealer super middleweight David Lemieux is in real good position to fight for a world championship bout in the 168 pounds division next year. But Lemieux knows he has to stay undefeated in his next bouts.

Saturday evening in Shawinigan, Québec, Lemieux will be involved in the main event of a boxing show presented by the promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group.
Lemieux (41-4-0) will face Francy Ntetu (17-3-0), a fighter from Congo living in Chicoutimi, Québec.
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  Diego Magdaleno Training Camp Quotes  
Former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno shared insights into his training camp as he nears an IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator bout against Isaac Cruz that kicks off SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) action on Saturday, October 31 from the Alamodome in San Antonio in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: Oct 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Marseille, France:
Silvio Branco TKO'd Mehdi Sahnoune in the 11th round to win the WBA
Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, Tokyo, Japan:
William Joppy TKO'd Naotaka Hozumi in the 10th round to retain the WBA
Middleweight Title.
St Petersburg, Russia:
Nicolay Valuev TKO'd Konstantin Prizyuk in the 4th round to win the Russian
Heavyweight Title.
1999, Caracas, Venezuela:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round MD over Yober Ortega to win the Interim WBA
Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, London, England:
Danny Williams won a 12 round UD over Antoine Palatis to win the Vacant WBO
Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Paris-Bercy, France:
James Page KO'd Andrei Pestriaev in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBA
Welterweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Khalid Rahilou to win the WBA
Light Welterweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Boxing Fans Get Kicked To The Curb Again
 
By William Trillo
As defined by FreeDictionary.com
Kick (someone or something) to the curb: To discard, abandon, or dismiss someone or something that has become redundant, obsolete, useless, or unwanted.


I’m going to make this short and not too sweet.

Thursday morning I received an email press release from Golden Boy Promotions announcing the Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell Interim title fight. It would be streamed live on DAZN on December 5th.
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  Weights From Las Vegas, NV - ESPN  
Emanuel Navarrete 126 vs. Ruben Villa 125
(WBO Featherweight Title)

Janibek Alimkhanuly 159.6 vs. Gonzalo Coria 158.6
Lorenzo Simpson 156.1 vs. Sonny Duversonne 154.8
Elvis Rodriguez 141.5 vs. Cameron Krael 141.2
Bryan Lua 131.6 vs. Nelson Colon 131.6
Rashiem Jefferson 123.8 vs. Steve Garagarza 123.5
Kahshad Elliott 152.8 vs. Akeem Jackson 151.5

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


  Weights From Kissimmee, FL - Telemundo  
Saul Sanchez 122 vs. Daniel Lozano 122
John Carrion 152 vs. Harry Cruz 151
Floyd Schofield 132 vs. Ricard Esquivel 129
Alex Mancil 121 vs. Pedro Salome 124

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr/All Star Boxing


  Sergey Lipinets Training Camp Quotes  
Former world champion Sergey Lipinets has not let anything, be it the pandemic or a change in fight date, distract him from preparations for his battle against unbeaten Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, as they fight for interim IBF Welterweight Title headlining action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, October 24 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Clay Collard vs. Quincy LaVallais II & Josue Vargas vs. Kendo Castaneda On Lomachenko-Lopez Oct. 17  
The breakout star of the Bubble, “Cassius” Clay Collard, is back for more.

Collard, the MMA pro-turned contender for 2020 “Boxing Prospect of the Year,” will fight Quincy LaVallais in an eight-round middleweight bout on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez undercard on Saturday, Oct. 17 from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center. It is a rematch of their June 2019 fight, which was ruled a draw.

Collard-LaVallais 2 and additional undercard bouts, including a 10-round junior welterweight clash between top prospect Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas and Kendo Castaneda, will stream live on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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  On This Day: Oct 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Erfurt, Germany:
Markus Beyer KO'd Cristian Sanavia in the 6th round to regain the WBC
Super Middleweight Title.
Nicolay Valuev TKO'd Paolo Vidoz in the 9th round to win the Vacant WBA
International Heavyweight Title.
Vitali Tsypko won a 12 round UD over Lawrence Chapman to retain the WBA
International Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Nagoya, Japan:
Leo Gamez KO'd Hideki Todaka in the 7th round to regain the WBA
Super Flyweight Title.
1999, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Bernie Paul in the 4th round to retain the WBO
Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Oberhausen, Germany:
Artur Grigorian KO'd Michael Clark in the 5th round to retain the WBO
Lightweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ed Mahone in the 3rd round to retain the WBO
Heavyweight Title.
Caracas, Venezuela:
Noel Arambulet won a 12 round UD over Joma Gamboa to win the Vacant WBA
Minimumweight Title.

  Charles Conwell Stays Undefeated With
Ninth-Round KO Of Wendy Toussaint
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Undefeated 23-year-old super welterweight prospect Charles Conwell continued the impressive start to his career by scoring a ninth-round KO over tough challenger Wendy Toussaint in a special Wednesday night edition of ShoBox: The New Generation, the first since March, from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
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  Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell Headlines Dec. 5  
One of the most highly anticipated lightweight showdowns in recent years is set to finally take place as rising star Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) faces off against experienced contender and Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) in a 12-round battle for the interim WBC Lightweight World Championship. The fight will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN in the U.S.
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  Emanuel Navarrete vs. Ruben Villa
Press Conference Quotes
 
Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete has won 27 consecutive bouts. Ruben Villa has never lost as a professional. Something will give Friday evening (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET), when the two battle for the vacant WBO featherweight world title, which became available after Shakur Stevenson moved up to the junior lightweight ranks.
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  On This Day: Oct 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Cordoba, Argentina:
Jorge Barrios TKO'd Carlos Uribe in the 7th round to retain the WBO Latino
Super Featherweight Title.
Fabio Moli KO'd Manuel Azar in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBC Mundo
Hispano Heavyweight Title.
Essex, England:
Nicky Cook won a 12 round UD over Johny Begue to retain the European (EBU)
Featherweight Title.
2001, Paris, France:
Raul Balbi won a 12 round MD over Julien Lorcy to win the WBA Lightweight
Title.
1999, Taunton, Massachusetts:
James Toney won a 10 round UD over Ramon Garbey in Cruiserweight Action.
Verona, New York:
Donavan Ruddock KO'd Jose Ribalta in the 1st round
1996, Flint, Michigan:
Chris Byrd won a 10 round UD over Levi Billups.
Jimmy Thunder KO'd Quinn Navarre in the 4th round.
Derrick Jefferson KO'd Terrence Holley in the 1st round.

  Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz previewed their highly anticipated battle for the WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight Championships during a virtual press conference on Tuesday.

Two of the sport’s most exciting fighters, Davis vs. Santa Cruz will headline a SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, October 31 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions live from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
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  Ruben Villa IV Training Camp Quotes  
The highly anticipated world title fight between Ruben Villa IV (18-0, 5KOs), who is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing, and Emanuel Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs) will happen this Friday, October 9th, 2020 on ESPN with the vacant WBO featherweight world title on the line.

The fight is being promoted by Top Rank, in association with Banner Promotions Promotions and Thompson Boxing, taking place at "The Bubble" inside the MGM Grand Conference Center, televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (10 PM ET / 7 PM PT).
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  Yeleussinov Faces Indongo On Nov. 27  
Daniyar Yeleussinov will face Julius Indongo for the IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title on Friday November 27 behind closed doors at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN.

Yeleussinov (9-0 5 KOs) faces a stern test of his ambitions in the paid ranks as the Kazakhstan Olympic gold medal man aims to press on the accelerator as he enters double figures in pro fights.
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  Weights From Mohegan Sun - ShoBox  
Charles Conwell 154 vs. Wendy Toussaint 153
Janelson Figueroa Bocachica 146.5 vs. Nicklaus Flaz 146.5
Brandun Lee 144 vs. Jimmy Williams 143.75

Venue: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Promoter: Tony Holden Productions


  World Ranked Emmanuel Tagoe Training In South Florida, Targeting Top Names In Lightweight Division  
World Ranked Lightweight Emmanuel Tagoe, (31-1, 15 KOs), of Accra, Ghana is currently training at the renowned Sweatbox Boxing Gym in Davie, FL under the guidance of trainer Javiel Centeno preparing for his second fight in the United States. Ranked #3 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Tagoe is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by Peter Kahn’s Fight Game Advisors.
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  On This Day: Oct 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Doncaster, England:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Adam Watt in the 5th round to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Berlin, Germany:
Armand Krajnc TKO'd Bert Schenk in the 6th round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
Oktay Urkal won a 12 round UD over Gabriel Mapouka to retain the European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Johnny Tapia.
Danny Romero TKO'd Jorge Reyes in the 2nd round.
1995, Mar del Plata, Argentina:
Carlos Salazar won a 12 round SD over Harold Grey to win the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Frankfurt, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski won a 12 round UD over Philippe Michel to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Tommy Morrison in the 6th round to win the IBC Heavyweight Title.
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Carlos Vergara in the 1st round.
John Ruiz TKO'd Steve Pannell in the 4th round.
Montell Griffin TKO'd John Mitchell in the 2nd round.

  Parker vs. Fa Clash In New Zealand On Dec. 11  
Joseph Parker and Junior Fa will clash in the biggest fight in New Zealand boxing history, live on DAZN from Spark Arena, Auckland, on Friday December 11 (NZ time).

Former WBO World Heavyweight ruler Parker (27-2 21 KOs) is ranked #3 with the WBO and is plotting his return to World champion status having stopped Shawndell Winters in five rounds in his last outing in Dallas in February.
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  Former World Champion Sergey Lipinets Battles Unbeaten Kudratillo Abdukakhorov On Oct. 24  
Former world champion Sergey Lipinets will take on unbeaten Kudratillo Abdukakhorov for the Interim IBF Welterweight Title headlining action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, October 24 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will see undefeated contender Xavier Martínez battle hard-hitting Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero in a 12-round WBA Super Featherweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event. Rising super lightweight Malik “Iceman” Hawkins will duel knockout artist Subriel Matías in a 10-round showdown to kick off the televised action.
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  On This Day: Oct 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Cologne, Germany:
Danilio Haussler won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Imparato to retain the European (EBU) Super Middleweight Title.
Markus Beyer won a 10 round UD over Shannon Landberg.
Corpus Christi, Texas:
Angel Manfredy won a 12 round SD over Julio Diaz in a IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator.
Rafael Marquez won a 10 round SD over Mark Johnson.
2000, Kent, England:
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba KO'd Eduardo Alvarez in the 8th round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1996, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Luis Lopez TKO'd Luis Ramon Campas in the 5th round to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
1995, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Lou Savarese TKO'd Olian Alexander in the 6th round.
Junior Jones TKO'd Tomas Valdez in the 2nd round.
Obed Sullivan TKO'd Calvin Veasley in the 4th round.
1990, Pagliara, Italy:
Robert Quiroga TKO'd Vuyani Nene in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Mexico City, Mexico:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Pedro Martinez in the 2nd round.

  ShoBox: The New Generation Returns
Wednesday Night On SHOWTIME
 
ShoBox: The New Generation returns for the first time since March with a three-fight card headlined by exciting, undefeated super welterweight prospects Charles Conwell (12-0, 9 KOs) and Wendy Toussaint (12-0, 5 KOs) 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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  Thanderz Challenges Harper For Unified
Super Featherweight World Titles On Nov. 14
 
Katharina Thanderz (13-0, 2 KOs) will challenge Britain’s Terri Harper (10-0-1, 5 KOs) for the WBC and IBO World Super Featherweight titles on November 14th.

Norwegian Thanderz, who boasts an unbeaten professional record, became mandatory in November 2019 after claiming the interim WBC World Super Featherweight title with a points decision over Danila Ramos of Brazil.
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  Buatsi Stops Calic & Cameron Lands World Title  
Croydon's Joshua Buatsi came through the toughest test of his career yet as he stopped tough Croatian Marko Calic in seven brutal rounds to retain his WBA International Light-Heavyweight Title in the main event at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

The 27-year-old preserved his perfect professional record with a display of grit and firepower as he overcame the Calic's aggression in the opening rounds, then explosively forced the stoppage to bring up his 13th straight win.
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  On This Day: Oct 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Rome, Italy:
Silvio Branco won a 10 round Decision over Ramdane Serdjane.
2002, Debrecen, Hungary:
Zsolt Erdei KO'd Jim Murray in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
Felix Sturm TKO'd Anton Lascek in the 3rd round.
Detroit, Michigan:
Mohamad Abdulaev TKO'd Juan Antonio Lopez in the 1st round.
Damian Fuller won an 8 round UD over Juan Polo Perez.
2001, Miami Beach, Florida:
Andre Purlette TKO'd Jeremy Bates in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO NABO Heavyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Thomas Tate TKO'd Omar Sheika in the 4th round to win the USBA Super Middleweight Title.
Charles Brewer won a 12 round UD over Fernando Zuniga to win the Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title.
1999, London, England:
Alain Bonnamie won on a DQ of Adrian Dodson (for biting) to win the Vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight Title.
1997, Tokyo, Japan:
Yong-Soo Choi retained his WBA Super Featherweight Title when fighting to a 12 round Draw with Takanori Hatakeyama.

  Zepeda KO’s Baranchyk In Thriller  
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The main event in “The Bubble” was easily one of the wildest fights we have seen in quite some time and possibly was one of the best of the year. In five short rounds both men were down four times each… Oh, who am I kidding? That was The Fight of The Year, it’s not open for debate. Super Lightweights Jose Zepeda (33-2, 26 KO’s) and Ivan Baranchyk (20-2, 13 KO’s) gave fight fans a battle they will not soon forget. This was high drama at its finest.
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  On This Day: Oct 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, London, England:
Roman Karmazin TKO'd David Walker in the 3rd round to retain the EBU Light Middleweight Title.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Alex Vassilev in the 5th round.
Carl Froch Won an 8 round decision over Vage Kocharyan.
Tokyo, Japan:
Alexander Munoz won a 12 round UD over Hidenou Honda to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Veeraphol Sahaprom retained the WBC Bantamweight Title after fighting to a 12 round Draw with Toshiaki, Nishioka.
Los Angeles, California:
Erik Morales KO'd Guty Espadas Jr. in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Carlos Hernandez won a 10 round TD over Steve Forbes to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Daniel Reyes TKO'd Edgar Cardenas in the 6th round to win the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Rafael Marquez won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Pastrana to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney TKO'd Evander Holyfield in the 9th round.
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Gerardo Espinoza in the 8th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Diego Corrales in the 6th round.

  Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz Headlines Halloween Thriller At Alamodome On Oct. 31  
Three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will square off in a Halloween thriller for the WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight Championships live on SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, October 31 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The four-fight pay-per-view card will be the first major boxing event with fans in attendance since COVID-19 forced a halt to U.S. sports in March.
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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
José Zepeda 139.9 vs. Ivan Baranchyk 139.6
Gabriel Flores Jr. 131.7 vs. Ryan Kielczweski 131
Guido Vianello 238.7 vs. Kingsley Ibeh 276.8
Duke Ragan 126.4 vs. John Moraga 127.7
Frevian Gonzalez 131.8 vs. Carlos Marrero III 130.5
Mitchell Sipe 248.9 vs. Jimmy Barnes 290.6
Haven Brady Jr. 125.9 vs. Gorwar Karyah 124
JJ Mariano 144 vs. Matthew Reed 149.4

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


  Haney vs. Gamboa & Jacobs vs. Rosado
Heading To Florida In November
 
Devin Haney will defend his WBC World Lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa on Saturday, Nov. 7 and Daniel Jacobs will clash with Gabriel Rosado on Friday, Nov. 27, both behind closed doors and subject to strict COVID-19 protocols at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN.
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  Hrgović Faces Booker On Nov. 7 In Florida  
Filip Hrgović (11-0, 9 KOs) will face Rydell Booker (26-3, 13 KOs) on November 7th behind closed doors at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN in the US and RTL in Croatia.

The Croatian heavyweight sensation known as ‘El Animal’ will fight for the second time in just three months following a spectacular second-round knockout win against Alexandre Kartozia last Saturday in Struer, Denmark.
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  On This Day: Oct 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Augsburg, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Alexei Illin in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko KO'd Eli Dixon in the 3rd round.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Genaro Hernandez in the 8th round to win the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd John Kiser in the 8th round.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 1st round.
Caracas, Venezuela:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Genaro Rios in the 4th round to win the Vacant WBA Featherweight Title.
Mauricio Pastrana won a 12 round UD over Jose Bonilla to win the Interim WBA Flyweight Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid KO'd Jorge Vaca in the 1st round.
Zab Judah TKO'd James Salava in the 1st round.
Lawrence Clay Bey TKO'd Tony LaRosa in the 3rd round.

  Jose Zepeda vs. Ivan Baranchyk
Final Press Conference
 
Take two. Junior welterweight contenders Jose "Chon" Zepeda and former world champion Ivan "The Beast" Baranchyk were scheduled to fight in July, but the bout was postponed after Baranchyk suffered an injured rib in training. Both men now have a clean bill of health, and the two will fight Saturday evening in a 10-round bout from the MGM Grand Conference Center (ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET).

In the co-feature, unbeaten lightweight sensation Gabriel Flores Jr. will take on Ryan "The Polish Prince" Kielczweski in a 10-rounder.
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  On This Day: Oct 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Syd Vanderpool in the 8th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Kasim Ouma won a 12 round UD over Verno Phillips to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko won a 5th round TD over DaVarryl Williamson.
Madison Sq Garden, New York:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Ricardo Mayorga in the 8th round to win the Vacant NABC Middleweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Wayne Martell in the 1st round.
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round SD over Beibis Mendoza.
Travis Simms won a 12 round UD over Bronco McCart.
Luis Collazo won a 10 round UD over Felix Flores.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Will Grigsby to win the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Willy Wise won a 10 round UD over Julio Cesar Chavez.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Mohammad Benguesmia.
1998, Warsaw, Poland:
Andrew Golota won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon.
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Rudolfo Lunsford in the 4th round.

  Michael Dutchover vs. Manuel Mendez
Headlines 3.2.1. Boxing Card On Nov. 1
 
Thompson Boxing Promotions is pleased to present the newest instalment of its successful boxing series 3.2.1 Boxing featuring three exciting-and-compelling bouts, live on Sunday, November 1st, 2020.

In the 8-round main event, super lightweight Michael “The West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (14-1, 10 KOs), of Midland, TX, who is co-promoted with Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing, will make his second headlining appearance on 3.2.1 Boxing as he faces Manuel "La Tormenta” Mendez (16-7-3, 11 KOs), who fights out of Colton, CA. Dutchover will look to continue to build on the success off his last win over Jorge Marron Jr. (18-2, 6 KOs).
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  Mikaela Mayer Challenges Jr. Lightweight Champion Ewa Brodnicka On Inoue-Moloney Co-Feature Oct. 31  
Mikaela Mayer called on the junior lightweight world champions for a fight. One of them was mandated to answer.

WBO female junior lightweight world champion Ewa Brodnicka will make the sixth defense of her title in a 10-round showdown against mandatory challenger Mayer on Halloween evening, Saturday, Oct. 31 from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center. Brodnicka-Mayer will serve as the chief support bout to WBA/IBF bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue’s title defense against Jason “Mayhem” Moloney.
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  On This Day: Oct 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Michael Stewart in the 5th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title
Michael Gomez TKO'd Leva Kirakosyan in the 6th round to retain the WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Reading, Pennsylvania:
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Eric Starr in the 2nd round.
2000, Phoenix, Arizona:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Alfredo Virgen in the 5th round
Diego Morales TKO'd Len Martinez in the 7th round
1999, Salem, New Hampshire:
Micky Ward TKO'd Reggie Green in the 10th round.
1996, Birmingham, England:
Robert McCracken won a 12 round decision over Fitzgerald Bruney to retain the Commonwealth Middleweight Title.
Kitakyushu, Japan:
Rosendo Alvarez KO'd Takashi Shiohama to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Heath Todd in the 6th round.
Glen Johnson TKO'd Jeff Johnson in the 5th round.
Robert Daniels won a 10 round Decision over Terry Ray.

  Undefeated Santiago Dominguez
New NABF Welterweight Champion
 
Undefeated, world-rated Santiago "Somer" Dominguez (23-0, 18 KOs) defeated Jose Rosario Cazarez (19-6-1, 10 KOs), by way of a third-round technical knockout, last Saturday night to capture the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) welterweight title last night in Cocorit, Sonora, Mexico.

Dominguez, 28, added the NABF crown to his growing collection of hardware, which had already included the World Boxing Council (WBC) FECARBOX and USNBC (United States) straps.
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  On This Day: Sept 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California:
Librado Andrade TKO'd Vitali Kopitko in the 2nd round.
Christian Cruz TKO'd Enrique Ornelas in the 9th round.
Jailson Dos Santos KO'd Rafael Ramon Ramirez in the 2nd round.
1997, Bay St Louis, Mississippi:
Tony Marshall won a 12 round UD over Steve Martinez to win the NABF Light Middleweight Title.
Terrence Cauthen won a 6 round Decision over Eduardo Martinez.
Antwun Echols KO'd Billy Robertson in the 3rd round.
Alex Bunema KO'd Orlando Hollis in the 3rd round.
Roshii Wells TKO'd Dan Monegan in the 1st round.
1995, Hannover, Germany:
Ralf Rocchigiani won a 12 round UD over Marc Randazzo to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Managua, Nicaragua:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Adolfo Mendez.
Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Tony Thornton in the 3rd round.
Derrick Gainer KO'd Roberto Villareal in the 5th round.
Keith Mullings KO'd Dennis Ardley in the 6th round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Steve Robinson in the 8th round to win the WBO Featherweight Title.

  Golden Boy To Match Up Its Brightest Talent In Highly Competitive Munguia vs. Johnson Undercard  
Golden Boy is delighted to present two highly competitive matchups featuring some of its best in-house talent on the stacked undercard of Munguia vs. Johnson. In the co-main event, Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (22-0, 14 KOs) will face Alexis “Lex” Rocha (16-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC International Silver Welterweight Title. The night will also feature an explosive matchup between standout contenders Marlen Esparza and Sulem Urbina in a world title eliminator.
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  Danny Roman Has Sights Set On Challenging
All Super Bantamweight World Champions
 
Former super bantamweight world champion, Danny Roman (28-3-1, 10 KOs), has his sights on challenging newly crowned WBC Champion Luis Nery (31-0, 24 KOs) after his recent unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Payano (21-4, 9 KOs). Roman defeated Payano by scores of 116-112 across the board in a WBC title elimination bout, putting him next in line to challenge Nery, who defeated previously unbeaten Aaron Alameda (25-1, 13 KOs) by way of a twelve round unanimous decision, to capture the vacant WBC belt.
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  On This Day: Sept 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Joe Morales in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Featherweight Title.
Steve Forbes won a 12 round UD over John Brown to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Acelino Freitas won a 10 round UD over Alfred Kotey.
New York, New York:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Felix Trinidad in the 12 the round.
Byron Mitchell won a 12 round SD over Manny Siaca to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Nelson Dieppa won a 12 round UD over Fahlan Sakkreerin to Retain the WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Zolani Petelo in the 8th round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin won a 10 round MD over Danny Romero.
Tacoma, Washington:
Joan Guzman won a 12 round UD over Edel Ruiz to retain the WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.

  Selby vs. Kambosos Jr. Lands On
Usyk vs. Chisora Oct. 31 Undercard
 
Lee Selby will take on George Kambosos Jr in a Final Eliminator for the IBF Lightweight World Title on the undercard of the blockbuster Heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora on Saturday October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.

The pair were due to meet in Selby's native Wales at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff earlier this year in May before the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the event to be postponed, but the rivals now have a chance to lock horns following a spicy build-up over the past few months.
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  "Like A Dream" - Briedis Returns
To Latvia With The Ali Trophy
 
An emotional Mairis Briedis talks about his epic World Boxing Super Series journey and a possible move to heavyweight after conquering Yuniel Dorticos in Saturday’s Season II WBSS Cruiserweight Final.

“It feels fantastic to have won the Muhammad Ali Trophy, it feels like a dream,” said Briedis. “Me, my team, my family have been waiting for such a long time for the trophy. Thank God we did it, and I am really happy about it.”
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  On This Day: Sept 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton retained his WBU Light Welterweight Title when Stephen Smith was DQ'd in the 2nd round when his trainer ran into the ring to protest a cut caused by an apparent elbow.
2001, Ensenada, Mexico:
Roberto Leyva and Miguel Barrera fought to a 3 round TD Draw, Leyva retained his IBF Minimumweight Title.
Ivan Hernandez TKO'd Victor Hernandez in the 7th round.
Humberto Soto TKO'd Hector Guzman in the 5th round.
San Francisco, California:
Leonard Dorin won a 10 round UD over Emanuel Augustus.
Brian Viloria TKO'd Kenny Berrios in the 4th round.
1996, Prachuobkirikan, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Oscar Andrade in the 5th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Ft Worth, Texas:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez to retain the NABF Bantamweight Title.
Genaro Hernandez won a 10 UD over Antonio Hernandez.
Daniel Santos TKO'd Andre Hawthorne in the 1st round.

  Jermell & Jermall Charlo Turn In Impressive Performances In​ ​Historic Showtime Doubleheader  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Houston’s Charlo Twins made successful pay-per-view debuts on Saturday in a historic night of boxing as Jermell Charlo unified the WBC, WBA, and IBF 154-pound titles with a spectacular eighth-round knockout against Jeison Rosario in the second main event of a doubleheader on SHOWTIME PPV at the Mohegan Sun.
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  Briedis Wins The Muhammad Ali Trophy
After Enthralling Final vs. Dorticos
 
Photos: WBSS

Season II of the World Boxing Super Series came to its conclusion on Saturday with Mairis Briedis taking home the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy after a thrilling encounter against Yuniel Dorticos at the Plazamedia Studios in Munich, Germany.
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  Josh Taylor Blows Out Apinun Khongsong In 1  
Photos: Queensberry Promotions

Josh Taylor made an emphatic statement in his first fight as a unified world champion, defending his WBA and IBF junior welterweight world titles with a first-round stoppage over mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong from BT Studio at York Hall.
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  On This Day: Sept 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Barranquilla, Columbia:
Irene Pacheco TKO'd Damaen Kelly in the 7th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
Ivan Hernandez won a 12 round UD over Miguel Angel Suarez to win the IBF Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Torres won a 10 round UD over Facundo Tolosa.
Men Arena, Manchester, England:
Michael Jennings TKO'd Sammy Smith in the 4th round to retain the WBU International Welterweight Title.
Junior Witter KO'd Fred Kinuthia in the 2nd round to win the Commonwealth Light Welterweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Aldo Rios in the 9th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
2002, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Danny Romero in the 4th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.
1996, Chester, West Virginia:
Roberto Duran TKO'd Mike Culbert in the 6th round.
Paul Spadafora TKO'd Jeff Whaley in the 2nd round.

  Serhii Bohachuk Scores Sixth
Round Stoppage In Mexico
 
World Ranked Junior Middleweight Serhii ‘El Flacco’ Bohachuk, (18-0, 18 KOs), continued his torrid streak with a sixth-round stoppage of Alejandro ‘Pajaro’ Davila, (21-2-2, 8 KO’s) as he defended his WBC Continental Americas Title in the scheduled ten-round main event at the Grupo SIPSE TV Studios in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
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  On This Day: Sept 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Reading, Berkshire, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Michael Sprott in the 5th round to win the British Heavyweight Title and Retain the Commonwealth Heavyweight Title.
David Haye TKO'd Lolenga Mock in the 4th round.
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia:
Chris John won a 12 round SD over Oscar Leon to win the WBA (Interim) Featherweight Title.
Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 10 round UD over Carlos Contreras.
1998, Uncasville, Connecticut:
In a Snoozer-Lennox Lewis bored Zeljko Mavrovic (and any audience) to near death while retaining. the WBC Heavyweight Title.
This bout received the BC Bob "BFOTY" 1998 (Boring Fight of the Year).
David Tua TKO'd Eric Curry in the 1st round.
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline:
Tony Lopez TKO'd Jaime Ocegueda in the 3rd round to retain the WBO NABO Light Welterweight Title.
Julio Gonzalez won a 6 round MD over Charles Davis.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Pedro Javier Torres in the 4th round.

  Mexico Hosts Estrada, Chocolatito & Martinez
Triple World Title Blockbuster On Oct. 23
 
Matchroom return to Mexico on Friday October 23 at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City with a World title triple-header led by champions Juan Francisco Estrada, Román ‘Chocolatito’ González and Julio Cesar Martinez, live on DAZN in the US and on TV Azteca in Mexico, on a huge fight night brought to you by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing with Zanfer Promotions.
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  Weights From Mohegan Sun - SHOWTIME PPV  
Jermell Charlo 153.8 vs. Jeison Rosario 153.4
(WBC, WBA, IBF Super Welterweight Titles)

Luis Nery 121.4 vs. Aaron Alameda 121.4
(WBC Super Bantamweight Title)

Danny Roman 121.2 vs. Juan Carlos Payano 121.6

Jermall Charlo 159.4 vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko 159.4
(WBC Middleweight Title)

Brandon Figueroa 122 vs. Damien Vazquez 121.4
(WBA Super Bantamweight Title)

John Riel Casimero 117.8 vs. Duke Micah 117.2
(WBO Bantamweight Title)

Bakhram Murtazaliev 156.4 vs. Manny Woods 161

Venue: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From London - ESPN+  
Josh Taylor 139.25 vs. Apinun Khongsong 139.5
(WBA/IBF Super Lightweight Titles)
Charlie Edwards 117.5 vs. Kyle Williams 117.25
Davey Oliver Joyce 121.25 vs. Ionut Baluta 121.25
George Davey 154.5 vs. Jeff Thomas 155.5
Eithan James 141.25 vs. Kris Pilkington 141.25

Venue: York Hall, London
Promoter: Queensberry Promotions


  Weights From Germany - DAZN  
Mairis Briedis 90.2 kg/198 lbs vs. Yuniel Dorticos 90.6 kg/199lbs
(IBF Cruiserweight Title - WBSS Cruiserweight Final)

Undercard:
Sophie Alisch (56.8 kg) - Edina Kiss (57 kg)
Leon Bunn (77.2 kg) - Timo Laine (77.3 kg)
Denis Radovan (72 kg) - Robert Talarek (72.5 kg)

Venue: Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event


  Weights From Yucatan, Mexico - ESPN  
Serhii Bohachuck 153.7 vs. Alejandro Dávila 152.6
William Puch 110.3 vs. Érik López 110.3
Daniel Lugo 127 vs. Miguel Mateos Moreno 126
Zaid Rejón 127 vs. Faustino Delgado 126
Néstor López Jr 123 vs. Gerardo Sánchez 120.6
Russell Acosta 107.5 vs. Luis Saldívar 107.5
Francisco Araujo 108 vs. Sergio de la Cruz 108

Venue: Grupo Sipse, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Promoters: Max Boxing, 360 Promotions


  Weights From Tijuana - DAZN  
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 174.3 vs. Mario Cazares 171.9
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. vs. Jorge Arce *EXHIBITION*
Yamileth Mercado 124.7 vs. Irasema Rayas 124.5
José Luis Castillo Jr. 126.5 vs. Misael Ponce ??
Karim Arce 118.6 vs. David Martino 120.8
Misael Garcia 116.5 vs. Jose Burgos 114
Ernesto Bernal 260.5 vs. Edgar Yair Gamal 263.4
Abimael Cruz 141.3 vs. Raul Guerrero 139.1
Bryan Flores 156.3 vs. Carlos Encinas 154.7

Venue: Grand Hotel, Tijuana, BC, MX
Promoter: 2M Promotions, Fundación Julio César Chávez


  Victor Pasillas Thrilled To Keep KO Streak Intact  
Fresh of his spectacular knockout performance on FS1 PBC Fight Night, undefeated featherweight/bantamweight sensation, Victor Pasillas (16-0, 9 KOs), is thrilled to have kept his knockout steak intact, which now stand at six. Pasillas looked unbelievable last night stopping previously unbeaten foe, Ranfis Encarnacion (17-1, 13 KOs), by sixth-round TKO.
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  On This Day: Sept 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Memphis, Tennessee:
Glen Johnson TKO'd Roy Jones In the 9th round to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
1999, Temecula, California:
Shane Mosley KO'd Wilfredo River in the 10th round in his first fight up at Welterweight.
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany:
Wladimir Klitschko TKO's Axel Shultz in the 8th round. Shultz retired for 7 years after this bout.
San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO's Giovanni Duran in the 4th round.
1993, Poughkeepsie, New York:
Tracy Harris Paterson TKO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 7th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1937, New York City, New York:
Jersey Joe Walcott TKO'd Elmer Rey in the 3rd round.

  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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