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  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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Ulysse Still NABF Super Lightweight Champion
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL —— The Montrealer Haitian Yves Ulysse kept his NABF North American super lightweight (140 pounds) championship Friday evening in Shawinigan, Québec, in beating David Théroux, from Sorel, Québec, by KO in the fifth round. Ulysse sent Théroux on the floor in the fifth round with a solid right hand on the chin, and Théroux was unable to get back on his feet before the count of 10.
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  Jermell Charlo & Brian Castaño
Fight To Split Decision Draw
 
Photos: Amanda Wescott - SHOWTIME

In an epic battle between two of boxing’s elite, WBA, WBC and IBF Super Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo and WBO counterpart Brian Castaño battled to a 12-round split decision draw in the main event of action live on SHOWTIME from AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  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.

  Weights From San Antonio, TX - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Jermell Charlo 153 vs. Brian Castaño 153.25
(WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO Super Welterweight Titles)
Rolando Romero 135 vs. Anthony Yigit 140.2*
*Yigit was 5.2 pounds heavy
Amilcar Vidal 161.5 vs. Immanuwel Aleem 162

Venue: AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: TGB Boxing


  Ulysse Jr. Dominant Against Theroux  
Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) presented today the first boxing gala infront of an audience in Quebec in over a year. The event, presented by La Reine des Bières, Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron, was held in front of a crowd of nearly 1,500 people at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan. This event featured the long awaited fight between Yves Ulysse Jr. and David Théroux. From the first bell, Ulysse Jr. rushed his opponent and managed to send him to the floor in the third round. Although overwhelmed by a very mobile Ulysse, David Théroux never lost hope and tried, as best he could, to get to Ulysse Jr. by trapping him in the ropes on several occasions. However, it was in the 5th round that Ulysse Jr. managed to defeat the Sorel native as his trainers put an end to the fight.
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  Leigh Wood Lands Dream World Title Shot
Against Xu Can At Fight Camp On July 31
 
Xu Can will defend his WBA Featherweight World Title against Leigh Wood on the first week of Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex on Saturday July 31, live worldwide on DAZN.

Can (18-2, 3 KOs), who is recognised by The Ring Magazine as the No.3 Featherweight in the world, won China’s first ever WBA World Title when he defeated Puerto Rico’s defending Champion Jesus Rojas with a unanimous decision at the Toyota Center, Houston, in January 2019.
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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.

  Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño
Final Press Conference
 
WBC, WBA and IBF world champion Jermell Charlo and WBO world champion Brian Castaño met face-to-face on Thursday at the final press conference to preview their undisputed 154-pound world championship showdown taking place this Saturday, July 17 live on SHOWTIME from AT&T Center in San Antonio in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Guillermo Rigondeaux Takes On WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel Casimero On Aug. 14  
Two-division world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux will face bantamweight world champion John Riel Casimero for his WBO belt onSaturday, August 14 live on SHOWTIME headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will also see rising unbeaten contender Antonio Russell face the toughest test of his career in former world champion Emmanuel Rodríguez as they vie for the WBA Interim Bantamweight Title in the co-main event. Kicking off the telecast, former world champion Rau’shee Warren duels Damien Vázquez in a 10-round bantamweight bout.
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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.

  Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III
Heavyweight World Title Bout Postponed
To Oct. 9 Due To COVID-19 Diagnosis
 
The heavyweight trilogy showdown between WBC and lineal world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and former world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder — scheduled for Saturday, July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – has been postponed due to Fury’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
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  42-0 Gilberto Ramirez On Mission To Take Dmitry Bivol’s WBA Super Light Heavyweight Title Belt  
Undefeated Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez’ stock recently rose even higher after his sensational fourth-round stoppage of world title challenger Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs), positioning the gifted Mexican boxer for a world title shot in the light heavyweight division, and putting the three world champions on notice.

After notching his 42nd pro victory without a loss, “Zurdo” drew rave reviews for his impressive performance and all-around style, which showcased a punishing body attack, decking Barrera three different times. It’s important to note that Barrera went the distance with Hall of Famer Andre Ward and WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol didn’t finish off the Cuban until the 12th round.
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  Lara & Warrington Collide In Huge Rematch, Taylor Faces Han At Emerald Headingley Stadium On Sept. 4  
Mauricio Lara and Josh Warrington will rematch in an epic showdown at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Saturday September 4, live worldwide on DAZN. The co-main event will also feature undisputed Lightweight World Champion Katie Taylor, who puts all her belts on the line against IBF Mandatory Challenger Jennifer Han.
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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.

  Olympic Medalist & WBA #13 Lightweight Artem Harutyunyan Ready To Invade The United States  
Salita Promotions, along with their European partners, Universum Box-Promotion, have secured the necessary visas and will soon be bringing 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and new WBA International Lightweight Champion Artem “The Original” Harutyunyan to live and train in the United States as he seeks out fights against the world’s best lightweights.
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  Victor Pasillas Ripped & Ready For Ring Return  
Prince Ranch Boxing’s world title contender, “Vicious” Victor Pasillas (16-1, 9 KOs), is ripped and ready to make his ring return. After suffering his lone loss to WBA Interim super bantamweight champion, Ra’eese “The Beast” Aleem (18-0, 12 KOs), Pasillas is determined to get back in the win column.
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  New England’s Future VII To
Feature 3 Title Fights On Aug. 14
 
Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) pro boxing returns August 14th for the first time in three years, presenting the seventh installment of the popular New England Future series, at the famed Worcester Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“New England’s Future VII,” presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment, in association with Shearns Boxing Promotions, will feature three title fights and showcase many of the region’s top fighters and most promising prospects in action.
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  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.

  Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas Headlines
At Ford Center In Frisco, TX On Aug. 14
 
Welterweight knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (17-0, 17 KOs) will return against Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (22-1-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round defense of his WBO International Welterweight Title. The bout will take place on Saturday, Aug. 14 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  World-Famous Freddie Roach: "It’s All About
Boxing Immortality For Manny Pacquiao"
 
Photos: Chris Farina - ChrisFarinaPhoto

Four days removed from flying around the world to Los Angeles, eight-division world champion and boxer laureate Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs), who hails from Sarangani Province in the Philippines, had the head gear on and sparred four rounds with two taller and younger southpaws at world-famous Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday. The small audience that observed the session included two people assigned by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) to collect a blood sample following his workout – the second time VADA has tested Manny this week. Manny has powered his way through jet lag to train two to three hours daily at Wild Card every afternoon while starting most mornings with runs at either Pan Pacific Park or running straight up the hills of Griffith Park to the iconic Hollywood Sign, followed by a series of 1,000 sit-ups. It is an extraordinary feat for any athlete, but for the 42-year-old amazin’ Manny, it is just a walk in the park.
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  Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame
Announces Postponement
 
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame regretfully announces postponement of its 2020 & 2021 induction Weekend until summer/fall of 2022. 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.
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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).

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Friday Night Fights In Los Angeles Final Thoughts
 
By William Trillo
I must admit it was great to be back outdoors in L.A. covering the Golden Boy Promoted fights on a perfect Southern California evening. Everyone in attendance from fans to media to the participants seemed to be having a great time. I know I did. I do have just a few random thoughts on the evening that I felt like sharing.

To be honest, up until this weekend I referred to Light Heavyweight Gilberto Ramirez as “Zzzzurdo”, as in watching him fight normally put me to sleep (zzz). But after watching his performance on Friday night I am going to retract that moniker. Ramirez made quick work of Sullivan Barrera in the Main Event and the multiple knockdowns leading to the KO were impressive. After the fight he stated he was looking for Dmitry Bivol. Coming off this performance it is certainly a fight I would like to see now.
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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.

  Zurdo Gives Barrera’s Hopes A Blow To The Gut  
By William Trillo @ Ringside
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Light Heavyweight Gilberto Ramirez (42-0, 28 KO’s) hit Sullivan Barrera (22-4, 14 KO’s) with a body shot in round three and that was the beginning of the end. And the end came quickly. In the ensuing round Barrera came out of the corner with his elbow firmly tucked in to protect damaged body. That didn’t make a difference as Ramirez was zeroing in on the damaged liver with pinpoint accuracy.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Pascal Stripped Of His WBA Light Heavyweight Title
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Jean Pascal lost his WBA light heavyweight (175 pounds) world championship, because he was found guilty of doping. He is also suspended for six months by the WBA. Pascal has a pro record of 35-6-1.

At his fight, December 28th 2019 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Pascal won by split decision against the Swedish Badou Jack (24-3-3) in a WBA world title fight. A rematch Pascal-Jack was scheduled for this summer, but this event is officially cancelled.


  Joshua Franco vs. Andrew Moloney III, Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Antonio Moran & Nico Ali Walsh Pro Debut Confirmed For Tripleheader At Hard Rock Aug. 13  
Nine months after boxing’s most controversial conclusion of 2020, WBA super flyweight world champion Joshua “El Profesor” Franco and Australia’s former world champion Andrew “The Monster” Moloney will settle the score in the third chapter of their rivalry Saturday, Aug. 14 at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
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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.

  Weights From Los Angles, Ca. - DAZN  
Gilberto Ramirez 174.6 vs. Sullivan Barrera 174.6
Joseph Diaz 134.4 vs. Javier Fortuna 134.8
Tenkai Tsunami 107.2 vs. Seneisa Estrada 108
(WBO Female Light Flyweight Title)

Hector Tanajara 135 vs. William Zepeda 134.2
Naoko Fujioka 111.8 vs. Sulem Urbina 112
Bryan Chevalier 126 vs. James Wilkins 125.8
Miguel Gaona 135 vs. Gilberto Aguilar 134
Lamont Roach 130 vs. Daniel Rosas 128.2
Azat Hovhannisyan 122 vs. Jose Gonzalez 121.8
Mihai Nistor 223 vs. Colby Madison 229.5
Sparkinson Castillo 135.6 vs. Miguel Contreras 133.4
Gregory Morales 124 vs. Rodrigo Guerrero 123.6

Venue: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Sultan Zaurbek vs. Ronnie Clark Junior
Lightweight Showdown & The Return Of
Tursynbay Kulakhmet This Sat. On ESPN+
 
Many of Kazakhstan’s bright young stars will be highlighted this Saturday, July 10 at Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In the main event, Kazakh southpaw dynamo Sultan Zaurbek will battle Scotland’s Ronnie Clark in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBO European junior lightweight title.

Zaurbek-Clark will headline a scheduled six-fight stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.
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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.

  Ramirez vs. Barrera Final Press Conference  
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) and Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) hosted their final press conference today at Banc of California Stadium, home of their July 9 fight which will be streamed live on DAZN. They were joined by several members of the undercard, including Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1-1, 15 KOs) and Seniesa Estrada (20-0, 8 KOs).
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  Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño
Virtual Press Conference
 
Unified WBC, WBA and IBF World Champion Jermell Charlo and WBO World Champion Brian Castaño took part in a virtual press conference Wednesday to preview their battle for the undisputed 154-pound championship which headlines action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, July 17 from AT&T Center in San Antonio in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Sadriddin Akhmedov Forced To Withdraw From
July 16 Card In Shawinigan Due To Back Injury
 
As a preventive measure, Eye of the Tiger Management is modifying the boxing card presented at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan on July 16. A back injury sustained during his training camp has forced boxer Sadriddin Akhmedov (12-0-0, 10 K.-O.) to withdraw from the gym for a period of 6 weeks and to withdraw from the July 16th card against Mponda Kalunga (8-2-0, 3 K.-O.)
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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.

  Ramirez vs. Barrera Media Workout Quotes  
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) and Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Banc of California Stadium, home of their July 9 fight which will be streamed live on DAZN. They were joined by several members of the undercard, including Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1-1, 15 KOs) and Seniesa Estrada (20-0, 8 KOs).
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  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.

  Tim Tszyu vs. Steve Spark Junior Middleweight
Down Under Showdown This Weds. On ESPN+
 
The newest superstar in Australian boxing, undefeated junior middleweight contender Tim Tszyu, will look to extend his unbeaten record and defend his WBO Global belt in a 10-round showdown this Wednesday, July 7 against countryman Steve Spark at Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, Australia.
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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.

  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.

  Chris Colbert Remains Unbeaten With Unanimous Decision Victory Over Tugstsogt Nyambayar  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Unbeaten rising star Chris “Primetime” Colbert cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Tugststogt Nyambayar Saturday night to retain his Interim WBA Super Featherweight title in the main event of action live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Carlos Dixon Disposes Of Former World Title Challenger Moises Flores In 47 Seconds  
Uprising Promotions super featherweight Carlos Dixon (12-1, 9 KOs) faced his toughest professional test on Friday night, squaring off against former world title challenger Moises Flores (25-4-1, 17 KOs) at the Iroquois Amphitheater in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. To say he passed with flying colors would be a massive understatement, as the fast rising Dixon needed just 47 seconds to dispose of his opposition.
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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!!

  Weights From Carson, Ca. - SHOWTIME  
Chris Colbert 130 vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar 129.6
Michel Rivera 134.4 vs. Jon Fernandez 135

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


  Battle Of Unbeatens Between Kalvin Henderson
vs. Isaiah Steen Headlines ShoBox On July 23
 
ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 20-year anniversary with a three-fight card headlined by two exciting undefeated super middleweight prospects as Kalvin Henderson takes on Isaiah Steen in a 10-round main event clash Friday, July 23 live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT) from the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Neb.
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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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Beterbiev Could Meet Joe Smith Jr.
In Unification Title Fight
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL —— WBC and IBF light heavyweight (175 pounds) champion of the world, the Montrealer Russian Artur Betertbiev could fight the New Yorker Joe Smith Jr., the WBO champion of the world, in an unification world titles bout in September at Madison Square Garden in New York. The negotiations between the promoters of the two fighters, Top Rank Inc. and Joe DeGuardia, are not completed, but it seems that this important bout will become reality very soon.
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  Chris Colbert vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
Final Press Conference
 
Unbeaten Interim WBA Super Featherweight Champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert and hard-hitting contender Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar faced off Thursday at the final press conference before they meet in the main event of action live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, July 3 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
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  Al Bernstein's Weekly Boxing Commentary  


  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.

  Michel Rivera Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten rising lightweight contender Michel Rivera exuded confidence in previewing his upcoming showdown against Jon Fernández that serves as the co-main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, July 3 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
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  Round 12: Prichard Colon, WBC Honorary Champion  
By Mauricio Sulaimán / Son of José Sulaimán / President of the WBC
Boxing has its honor guard of heroes, who are protagonists of oft-told extraordinary tales of faith and courage, that inspire and show us, in no uncertain terms, that no matter how dark the tunnel might be, there will always be a ray of light and hope, as love is capable of transcending all obstacles.
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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.

  Michael Conlan To Fight Former World Champion TJ Doheny In Belfast Homecoming At Falls Park Aug. 6  
The fighting pride of West Belfast, Michael “Mick” Conlan, is primed for a summer homecoming for the ages. Conlan, the WBO No. 1 junior featherweight contender, will defend his WBO Intercontinental title against former world champion TJ Doheny in a 10-round showdown Friday, Aug. 6 at Falls Park in Belfast as part of the Féile an Phobail festival.
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  Three Heavyweight Showdowns Round Out
Fury vs. Wilder III Pay-Per-View Broadcast
 
Four big heavyweight fights in one historic night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Three can’t-miss heavyweight showdowns have been added to the televised PPV undercard of the highly anticipated third fight between WBC and lineal heavyweight world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and former heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder.
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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.

  Giovani Santillan Seeks Top Contender In Next Fight  
Thompson Boxing Promotions’ undefeated welterweight, Giovani Santillan (27-0, 15 KOs), is seeking a top contender for his next fight after a victorious outing this past Saturday when he defeated Cecil McCalla (23-5, 10 KOs) by unanimous decision. The 8-round bout was promoted by Top Rank.
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  Nikolai Potapov Rolls Over Oscar Richard,
Continues Hunt For The Monster From Japan
 
WBO #3, IBF #7, WBC #14 bantamweight Nikolai Potapov continued his “Hunt for The Monster” on Sunday morning (June 27) by scoring an eight-round unanimous decision over Tanzania's Oscar Richard.

Fighting in the main event of a 14-fight event at the Soviet Wings Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia and live on Russian TV and Salita Promotions’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL, Potapov (23-2-1, 11 KOs) showed off his world-class skills by dominating the game Richard (7-4-1, 2 KOs) throughout.
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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.

  41-0 Gilberto Ramirez Needs To Get Past Sullivan Barrera To Get World Light Heavyweight Title Shot  
Undefeated former WBO Super Middleweight Champion and Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), currently a highly ranked light heavyweight contender, will have a lot on the line July 9th against world light heavyweight title challenger Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs), including world title fight implications and, ultimately, his boxing legacy.
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  "Breakout" Doubleheader Results From Derry, NH  
“Breakout” main event fighters Steve “The Gentle Giant Vukosa and “Fly” Mike Marshall battled to a 10-round Granite Chin Promotions doubleheader last night, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at New England Sports Center in Derry, New Hampshire.
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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.

  Gervonta Davis Moves Up Two Weight Classes
To Become Three-Division World Champion With
TKO Over Previously Unbeaten Mario Barrios
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Gervonta “Tank” Davis, one of the biggest stars in all of boxing, put on a career-defining performance Saturday night live on SHOWTIME PPV from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta, scoring a scintillating 11th round TKO over the previously-undefeated Mario Barrios to capture the WBA Super Lightweight Championship in the action-packed Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Lomachenko Obliterates Masayoshi Nakatani  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank via Getty Images

Vasiliy "Loma" Lomachenko returned in a big way. The former pound-for-pound king and three-weight world champion knocked out Masayoshi Nakatani in the ninth round of a lightweight main event Saturday at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
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  Martinez Records Brutal TKO Win In Mexico  
Julio Cesar Martinez defended his WBC World Flyweight title with a brutal sixth round stoppage win over Joel Cordova at the Dome Alcalde – CODE Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico, live worldwide on DAZN.

Wrecking machine Martinez (18-1 14 KOs) was making the third defense of his title, but Cordova (12-5-2 3 KOs) began the fight in fine style and was giving Martinez a stern examination in the first third of the bout - before the tide changed dramatically and quickly.
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  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.

  Weights From Atlanta - SHOWTIME PPV  
Mario Barrios 139.5 vs. Gervonta Davis 139.75
(WBA Super Lightweight Title)
Erickson Lubin 153.5 vs. Jeison Rosario 154
Batyr Akhmedov 139.5 vs. Algenis Mendez 139.5
Carlos Adames 157 vs. Alexis Salazar 157

Venue: State Farm Arena in Atlanta
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions, TGB Promotions


  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN+  
Vasiliy Lomachenko 134.6 vs. Masayoshi Nakatani 134.4
Robert Brant 159.6 vs. Janibek Alimkhanuly 159.6
Giovani Santillan 147.6 vs. Cecil McCalla 147.4
Robert Rodriguez 118.8 vs. Luis Fernando Saavedra 118.8
Floyd Diaz 117.8 vs. Jaime Jasso 116.2
Guido Vianello 244 vs. Marlon Williams 217.5
Subaru Murata 121.6 vs. Keven Monroy 119.8
DeMichael Harris 134.2 vs. Jonatan Hernan Godoy 134.2

Venue: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Mexico - DAZN  
Julio Cesar Martinez 112 vs. Joel Cordova 112
(WBC Flyweight Title)
Daniel Matellon 107.6 vs. Jose Argumedo 107.6
Christian Alan Gomez Duran 147 vs. Jorge Perez Sanchez 147
Diego Pacheco 167 vs. Jesus Moroyoqui Palomares 167
Gabriel Valenzuela 138.9 vs. Juan Ocura 138.9

Venue: Dome Alcalde – CODE Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico
Promoter: Matchroom


  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.

  Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios
Final Press Conference
 
Four-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they meet in the SHOWTIME PPV main event this Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Lomachenko vs. Nakatani Final Press Conference  
Former pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko is ready for the next chapter. Eight months after losing an undisputed lightweight title match to Teofimo Lopez, "Loma" returns Saturday night in a 12-round lightweight bout against Japanese contender Masayoshi Nakatani at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

In the 10-round middleweight co-feature, undefeated sensation Janibek "Qazaq Style" Alimkhanuly will fight former world champion Rob "Bravo" Brant.
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  Martinez vs. Cordoba Final Press Conference  
Eddie Hearn
“Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to Guadalajara. It’s an absolute honor to be sitting here not just next to Eddy Reynoso and the team, but to bring major televised events to Mexico live on DAZN and it all begins this Saturday with our World Championship main event Julio Cesar Martinez against Joel Cordova for the WBC Flyweight World Championship and a tremendous card here in Guadalajara
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  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.

  Gilberto Ramirez, Joseph Diaz &
Seniesa Estrada Media Workout Quotes
 
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (31-1-1, 15 KOs) and Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (20-0, 8 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Brickhouse Boxing Club in North Hollywood, California ahead of their respective bouts. All three will return on July 9 live on DAZN from Banc of California Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles.
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  Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios
Media Workout Quotes
 
Four-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios took part in a media workout to kick off fight week at the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday ahead of this Saturday’s blockbuster SHOWTIME PPV® event.
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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.

  Jay Harris vs. Ricardo Sandoval Flyweight Title Eliminator & Paul Butler vs. Willibaldo Garcia Bantamweight Battle This Friday On ESPN+  
Welsh flyweight contender Jay Harris needs one more victory to receive a second crack at world title glory. Harris will take on Ricardo Sandoval in a 12-round IBF world title eliminator this Friday, June 25 from Bolton, England.

The co-feature will see former bantamweight world champion Paul Butler fight Mexican veteran Willibaldo Garcia in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBO International bantamweight title.
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  Unbeaten Super Featherweight Chris Colbert
Takes On Tugstsogt Nyambayar On July 3
 
Undefeated Interim WBA Super Featherweight Champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert will face hard-hitting contender Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar on Saturday, July 3, headlining the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Fight Club OC Returns To Action August 26  
The Governor has finally spoken, …so after 16 months the wait is finally over for fight fans in Orange County and all of Southern California, as the premier hybrid Southern California fight show, Fight Club OC, is back in business and ready to rock The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 26th as the 2021 edition of Fight Club OC will be unveiled and the new look might just “knock you out”, no pun intended! Do not delay in getting your tickets as pro fighting returns to the OC and this show is guaranteed to sellout!
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  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.

  Giovani Santillan vs. Cecil McCalla Welterweight Showdown Confirmed For Lomachenko vs. Nakatani ESPN+ Undercard This Sat. In Las Vegas  
After a close call in his last fight, Giovani Santillan is set to add to his name to the ranks of the top welterweight contenders. Santillan will return from a yearlong layoff to fight seasoned pro Cecil McCalla in a crossroads battle scheduled for eight or 10 rounds this Saturday, June 26 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
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  Carlos Adames Faces Alexis Salazar In Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios SHOWTIME PPV Undercard Action This Sat. From State Farm Arena In Atlanta  
Super welterweight contender Carlos Adames will take on Mexico’s Alexis Salazar in a 10-round showdown on the SHOWTIME PPV undercard this Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Adames vs. Salazar replaces the previously scheduled Julian Williams vs. Brian Mendoza fight, after Williams was forced to withdraw because of an elbow injury.
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  Blair Cobbs Wants Big Fight After TKO Of Solomon  
Undefeated welterweight, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KOs), wants a big fight after his TKO victory over Brad Solomon (29-3, 9 KOs), a 10-round bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions that took place this past Saturday on DAZN at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center.

Cobbs, who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing, stopped Soloman by way of fifth round TKO, and feels his victory over the crafty veteran garners a big fight with a meaningful name.
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  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.

  Sadriddin Akhmedov & Yves Ulysse Jr.
Highlight July 16 Gala In Quebec
 
Following the easing of sanitary measures in Quebec, the Eye of the Tiger Management team is pleased to announce its first event open to the public in over a year. The organization is also proud to be able to present this exciting boxing card, which will feature Sadriddin Akhmedov (12-0-0, 10 KOs) and Yves Ulysse jr. (19-2-0, 10 KOs) on July 16, at the Gervais Auto Center in Shawinigan. Given the excellent relationship maintained for several years with the municipal administration, local commerces and boxing fans of Shawinigan, EOTTM did not hesitate to choose this attractive Mauritian city as the host for this historic boxing gala.
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  Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño Press Conference  
Unified WBC, WBA and IBF World Champion Jermell Charlo and his trainer Derrick James spoke with the press on Saturday at the kickoff press conference for Charlo’s battle against WBO World Champion Brian Castaño for undisputed status at super welterweight. All four 154-pound belts hang in the balance for the first time in history on Saturday, July 17 live on SHOWTIME from AT&T Center in San Antonio in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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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.

  Inoue Demolishes Dasmarinas To
Retain Bantamweight World Titles
 
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank via Getty Images

All hail "The Monster." Naoya Inoue did it again, knocking out IBF No. 1 contender Michael Dasmarinas in the third round with a left hook to the liver to retain his WBA and IBF bantamweight world titles at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
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  Undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo Defends Title Over Juan Montiel  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo successfully defended his title with a unanimous decision near-shutout victory over courageous challenger Juan Montiel in an action-packed night of boxing Saturday night live on SHOWTIME from Toyota Center in Houston, Texas in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Jaime Munguia Stops Kamil Szeremeta After 6  
Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) successfully defended his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship with a technical knockout victory against Kamil Szeremeta (21-2, 5 KOs) at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center and live on DAZN. After receiving several rounds of punishment, Szeremeta’s corner called a stop to the fight after the sixth round.
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  MMA Legend Anderson Silva Scores Shocking
Split Decision Over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
 
Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez thrilled his adoring fans one last time as he and Hector Camacho Jr. entertained a throng of enthusiastic fight fans in a special exhibition bout at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The bout headlined Tribute To The Kings Pay-Per-View

The two fought hard, which was much to the delight of the crowd. Before the final frame, Chavez called in pound-for-pound king, and Guadalajara native Canelo Alvarez to stand in his corner. The two once again embraced after the fight, which seemed to be a symbolic passing of the torch from past to future Mexican darling to current superstar and future legend that Alvarez is on course to be.
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  Ochoa KO's Luna To Win Vacant Featherweight Title  
An afternoon more than 60 years in the making delivered as anticipated.

Promoting its first event in front of a live audience since February of 2020 – and the first outdoor event in Rhode Island since the late 1940s – CES Boxing returned to UFC FIGHT PASS® Saturday at historic Cranston Stadium under the bright sunny skies for an action-packed afternoon of hard-hitting combat sports.

Compton, CA, featherweight Adan Ochoa kicked off the event with a first-round knockout win over Angel Luna to capture the vacant WBC USNBC title and female boxing pioneer Jaime "Hurricane" Clampitt closed the show with a thrilling, six-round draw against former world champion Olivia Gerula.
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  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.

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  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Naoya Inoue 118 vs. Michael Dasmarinas 117.4
(WBA, IBF Bantamweight Titles)
Mikaela Mayer 129.8 vs. Erica Farias 128.2
(WBO Female Super Featherweight Title)
Adam Lopez 126.2 vs. Isaac Dozgboe 125.4
Lindolfo Delgado 141.6 vs. Salvador Briceno 141.2
Eric Puente 136 vs. Jose Antonio Meza 136.6
Omar Rosario 140.5 vs. JJ Mariano 140

Venue: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From El Paso, TX - DAZN  
Jaime Munguia 159.6 vs. Kamil Szeremeta 159.8
Bektemir Melikuziev 158 vs. Gabriel Rosado 158
Ibeth Zamora 111.4 vs. Marlen Esparza 111.4
Blair Cobbs 146.8 vs. Brad Solomon 146.8

Venue: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Houston, TX - SHOWTIME  
Jermall Charlo 160 vs. Juanito Montiel 159.5
(WBC Middleweight Title)
Isaac Cruz 133 vs. Franciso Vargas 134
Angelo Leo 122 vs. Aaron Alameda 123.8

Venue: Toyota Center, Houston
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Mexico - PPV  
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 184.4* vs. Anderson Silva 182
*Chavez missed the 182-pound contract weight and will reportedly have to pay a $100k penalty to Silva.
Julio Cesar Chavez 143 vs. Hector Camacho Jr. 160 (exhibition)
Omar Chavez 161.1 vs. Ramon Alvarez 160
Damian Sosa 153.4 vs. Abel Mina 153.6
Kevin Torres 138.4 vs. Jorge Melendez 137.8

Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Promoter: Borizteca Boxing, Toscano Promotions


  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.

  Jaime Munguia vs. Kamil Szeremeta
Final Press Conference
 
Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) and Kamil Szeremeta (21-1, 5 KOs) hosted their final press conference today ahead of their 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship. The fight will take place at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico beginning at 12:30 p.m. PT/1:30 p.m. MDT/3:30 p.m. ET.
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  Erickson Lubin vs. Jeison Rosario & Julian Williams vs. Brian Mendoza Virtual Press Conference  
Top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and former unified champion Jeison Rosario, plus former unified champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams and Brian Mendoza previewed their respective showdowns during a virtual press conference Thursday before they enter the ring on the Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios SHOWTIME PPV undercard Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Inoue vs. Dasmarinas Final Press Conference  
Naoya "Monster" Inoue is a man of few words, but his devastating knockouts, climb up the pound-for-pound rankings and cult hero status among combat sports fans have elevated the Japanese prodigy to main event status. Inoue will defend his WBA and IBF bantamweight world titles Saturday against Filipino mandatory challenger Michael "Hot and Spicy" Dasmarinas from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Inoue, who also captured titles at light flyweight and junior bantamweight, is 15-0 in world title bouts and looks to continue his dominance against a man who has not tasted defeat since 2014.
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  Jermall Charlo vs. Juan Macias Montiel
Final Press Conference
 
Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo went face-to-face with the hard-hitting Juan Macias Montiel Thursday during the final press conference before they meet live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, June 19 from Toyota Center in Houston headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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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.

  Oscar De La Hoya Returns To The Ring Against Former UFC Superstar Vitor Belfort Sept. 11 In Las Vegas  
Triller today announced that 11-time Boxing World Champion Oscar De La Hoya will return to the ring to face Former UFC Superstar Vitor Belfort on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV as part of the new TrillerVerz, the first-ever festival bringing together the power of Verzuz and Fight Club into one massive weekend festival. This will be the first of the TrillerVerz festivals.
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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.

  Jermell Charlo Takes On WBO World Champion
Brian Castano In Undisputed Showdown On July 17
 
Unified WBC, WBA and IBF World Champion Jermell Charlo and WBO World Champion Brian Castaño will battle for undisputed status at super welterweight as all four 154-pound belts hang in the balance for the first time in history on Saturday, July 17 live on SHOWTIME from AT&T Center in San Antonio in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Carlos Takam To Face Joe Joyce July 24 In UK  
JOE JOYCE will risk his lofty world rankings and guaranteed future Heavyweight Title shot when he goes to battle with CARLOS TAKAM at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday July 24, live on BT Sport.

This huge event will be presented by Frank Warren’s Queensberry in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
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  Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III
Los Angeles Press Conference Quotes
 
WBC Heavyweight World Champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and former longtime heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder squared off for a long and intense face-to-face stare down Tuesday in Los Angeles at a press conference to preview their highly anticipated third world title showdown taking place Saturday, July 24 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and live on pay-per-view.
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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.

  WBSS Launches Historic Women’s
Pro Boxing Tournament
 
Women’s Super-Featherweights will quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy, The Greatest Prize in Boxing, in Season III of the World Boxing Super Series.

After the high demand from broadcasters, fans, and sponsors WBSS AG is delighted to announce Season III of the World Boxing Super Series; one tournament, one weight class, and one winner to be the first woman to raise the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
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  Teofimo Lopez Tests Positive For Covid-19;
Entire Triller Fight Club Event Rescheduled For August 14
 
Undisputed Lightweight World Champion, Teofimo Lopez has tested positive for symptomatic COVID-19 and his highly anticipated defense against Mandatory Challenger George Kambosos has been rescheduled for August 14, 2021 at a location to be determined. Presented by Triller Fight Club, the boxing and music pay-per-view extravaganza was set to emanate this Saturday, June 19 from loanDepot Park, home of the Miami Marlins. Lopez’s diagnosis was confirmed this morning.

‘We send our best to Teofimo and his family and hope they get well soon, and look forward to seeing this epic battle on August 14, 2021,” said Triller Fight Club co-founder Ryan Kavanaugh. Additional information on the rescheduled date including all musical acts and ticketing will be announced shortly.


  Chapter III: Undefeated Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Meets Former Champion Deontay
Wilder In Las Vegas For Epic Summer Showdown
 
Two heavyweight kings are set for a third world title showdown as undefeated WBC world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury puts his title on the line against former longtime heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder Saturday, July 24 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The resumption of one of the great heavyweight feuds, Fury vs. Wilder III will be broadcast live on pay-per-view.
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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.

  Blair Cobbs Training Camp Quotes  
Prince Ranch Boxing’s undefeated welterweight, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (14-0-1, 9 KOs), battles Brad Solomon (29-3, 9 KOs) this Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center. The 10-round bout, presented by Golden Boy Promotions, will be the opening fight live on DAZN on the Jaime Munguia vs. Kamil Szeremeta card.
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  Matchroom Fight Camp Returns With Three
Back-To-Back Weekends In The UK
 
Matchroom and DAZN are delighted to announce the full schedule for the second installment of Fight Camp – an unmissable summer of boxing based at the stunning Matchroom HQ in Brentwood, Essex – with all of the action broadcast live worldwide on DAZN for the initial monthly price of just £1.99 in the UK and €1.99 in Ireland.
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  Lindolfo Delgado vs. Salvador Briceno Highlights Inoue vs. Dasmarinas ESPN+ Undercard June 19  
One of Mexico’s standout young talents, 2016 Olympian Lindolfo Delgado, is ready for a pair of significant firsts. Delgado will make his Las Vegas and Top Rank debuts this Saturday, June 19 against Salvador Briceno in an eight-round junior welterweight bout at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
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  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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  Stevenson & Nakathila Cure Insomnia  
By William Trillo @ Ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank via Getty Images

When the referee must step in between the boxers and admonish them to fight it’s not a good sign. When he is forced to do that a second time…it’s awful. Such was the case for Super Featherweights Shakur Stevenson (16-0, 8 KO’s) Jeremia Nakathila (21-2, 17 KO’s) who lulled the crowd to sleep with one of the most boring fights seen in 2021. By the time the final bell rang the fans in the new Virgin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas were booing in displeasure of a pathetic performance. And lest we forget, this bout was for the WBO Interim World Super Feather Title.
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  Ponce Stops Ritson In IBF Super Lightweight
World Title Final Eliminator
 
Lewis Ritson's World Title hopes were wrecked by a punishing 10th-round stoppage loss to Jeremias Ponce at the Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.

Ritson was floored on three occasions by the relentless Argentine, who became the IBF Mandatory Challenger for Scotland's Undisputed World Super-Lightweight Champion Josh Taylor.
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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.

  Manuel Gallegos New NBA Americas
Super Middleweight Champion
 
Fighting at home, Manuel “Meno” Gallegos (18-1, 15 KOs) captured the vacant NBA Americas Super Middleweight Championship last night in the main event on another installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS, presented by RJJ Boxing Promotions and De La O Promotions, at Benito Juarez Auditorium, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Gallegos won a unanimous 10-round decision over Roy Jones, Jr.-trained Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman (11-3-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Las Vegas. Newman had two points deducted.
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  Weights From England - DAZN  
Lewis Ritson 139.8 vs. Jeremias Ponce 139.7
Thomas Patrick Ward 128.75 vs. Edy Valencia Mercado 126.8
Alen Babic 209 vs. Damiam Chambers 198.75
Cyrus Pattinson 151.3 vs. Yoncho Markov 152.7
Solomon Dacres 225 vs. Alvaro Terrero 215
April Hunter 152.25 vs. Klaudia Vigh 149.3

Venue: Vertu Arena, Newcastle, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Shakur Stevenson 129.6 vs. Jeremiah Nakathila 129.4
Jose Pedraza 139.8 vs. Julian Rodriguez 141.4
Tyler McCreary 131.6 vs. Manuel Rey Rojas 131.6
John Bauza 140 vs. Christon Edwards 140.4
Xander Zayas 147.4 vs. Larry Fryers 144.6
Bryan Lua 131.4 vs. Frevian Gonzalez 131.8
Troy Isley 156.8 vs. LaQuan Evans 156
Kasir Goldston 142 vs. Maurice Anthony 142
Jahi Tucker 146 vs. Ysrael Barboza 146.4

Venue: The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Kamil Szeremeta Steps In To Face Jaime Munguia June 19 At Utep Don Haskins Center In El Paso, TX  
Former world title challenger Kamil Szeremeta (21-1, 5 KOs) will step in to face Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) in a 12-round bout for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship. The fight will take place on Saturday, June 19 at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico, beginning at 12:30 p.m. PT/1:30 p.m. MDT/3:30 p.m. ET.
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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.

  Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios shared updates on training camp and previewed his upcoming showdown against four-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis before they square off in the SHOWTIME PPV main event Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Stevenson vs. Nakathila Final Press Conference  
Shakur Stevenson doesn't know much about Saturday's opponent, Namibian puncher Jeremiah Nakathila, but don't expect him to step off the gas. Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs), a former WBO featherweight world champion, will battle Nakathila (21-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBO interim junior lightweight world title at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. This will be Stevenson's third bout at 130 pounds, and a big step towards a potential showdown with WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring or WBC king Oscar Valdez. Nakathila has won 10 straight fights, all by knockout, since the lone loss of his career.
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  Gervonta Davis Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes  
Four-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis held a media workout in Las Vegas Wednesday as he approaches his showdown against WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios which headlines a SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Ritson vs. Ponce Press Conference Quotes  
Eddie Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport:
"We're back in Newcastle and what a place to return with fans. Although we only have 1,000 people in there on Saturday it will feel like the normal eight, nine or ten thousand we have up here. A massive moment in the career of Lewis Ritson against Jeremias Ponce in a Final Eliminator for the IBF Super-Lightweight World Title which will of course lead to a shot at the Undisputed Lightweight World Championship against Josh Taylor. This is a fight to position themselves as Mandatory to that belt. Live on Sky Sports and live on DAZN around the world. It's a big card in Newcastle."
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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.

  Jermall Charlo vs. Juan Macías Montiel
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo and hard-hitting challenger Juan Macías Montiel previewed their upcoming showdown during a virtual press conference Wednesday, as they near their matchup that headlines action live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, June 19 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Toyota Center in Houston.
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  Weights From Mexico  
Manuel Gallegos 169 vs. Kevin Newman 168.7
Alan Solis 127 vs. Pablo Robles 127.2
Luis Torres 135.1 vs. Diego Eligio 134.9
Ricardo Bracamontes 131.2 vs. Nazario Castro 130.2

Venue: Benito Juarez Auditorium, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Promoter: RJJ Boxing


  Roy Jones, Jr.-Trained Kevin Newman vs.
Manuel Gallegos Headlines Tonight In Mexico
 
Las Vegas-based Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman (11-2-1, 6 KOs), trained by living legend Roy Jones, Jr., is fully prepared to challenge his Mexican opponent, Manuel “Meno” Gallegos (17-1, 15 KOs), THIS Thursday night in the RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® 10-round main event for the vacant NBA Americas Super Middleweight Championship, at Benito Juarez Auditorium in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
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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.

  Michael Dutchover Wins Unanimous
Decision Over Ivan Leon Benitez
 
Lightweight prospect, Michael “The West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (15-1, 10 KOs), won a hard-fought unanimous decision against a game, Ivan Leon Benitez (14-5-1, 6 KOs) at the Omega Products International in Corona, California. Dutchover, who is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing, outworked Benitez in every round but had to fend off the constant attack he was facing throughout the entire fight. Dutchover showed he has the skillset to box and fight on the inside when things got rough. Benitez showed a lot of heart, but never was in control of the fight. Scorecards read 80-72 twice and 78-74
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  Devar Ferhadi & Genc Pllana Win Respective
Main Events Doubleheader In Philadelphia
 
Super Middleweight's Devar Ferhadi and Genc Pllana shined in their respective main events as part of a day-night doubleheader at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The shows, which were promoted by King's Promotions, played to capacity crowds and provided tremendous action for those in attendance and watching around the world on BXNGTV.com
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
It’s Full Circle For McCullough and Quigley
 
By William Trillo
Photo: Cheryl McCullough

As I was covering the fights on Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas I was taken by surprise when I saw Wayne McCullough working the corner of Jason Quigley who was getting ready to square off in what turned out to be a very entertaining and close fight against Shane Mosley Jr.

I was curious to find out about McCullough working in Quigley’s corner, so I reached out to “The Pocket Rocket” to get the inside scoop. As always, Wayne was gracious to speak with me about that night.
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  Matt Conway Stops Jonathan Perez In Four  
Pittsburgh favorite Matt “Sweet Child” Conway knocked out veteran Colombian knockout artist Jonathan “Popeye” Perez in last night’s “Battle of the Fairgrounds II” main event to capture the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) junior lightweight title at Washington County Fairgrounds in Washington, Pennsylvania.
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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.

  Weights From Corona, Ca.  
Michael Dutchover 137.4 vs. Ivan Leon Benitez 138
Richard Brewart Jr. 155.8 vs. Donte Stubbs 155.7
Jose Sanchez 123.5 vs. Andrew Strode 122.3

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


  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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
TKO Wins For Lemieux, Kean & Bazinyan In Mexico
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer super middleweight (168 pounds) David Lemieux is closer than ever to a participation to a world championship bout. Ranked second contender by the WBC, third by the WBA and the WBO, Lemieux improved his pro record to 43-4-0 Friday evening at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in beating the Peruvian David Zegarra by TKO.
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  The Unnatural Return Of JD "The Natural" Chapman  
June 4, 2021, Fort Smith, Arkansas—In a year of surprising boxing returns, nothing is more surprising than the return of retired heavyweight contender JD “The Natural” Chapman (29-0).

Born John David Chapman in March of 1983, Chapman did not fight as an amateur. Instead, he started fighting in Toughman Contest competitions before he turned pro in 2002. He chose the name "The Natural" as Chapman hails from Arkansas, "The Natural State".
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
MATINEE SHOW WEIGHTS — 3 PM ET START TIME
Devar Ferhadi 167.8 vs. Blake Mansfield 167.8
Greg Outlaw 141,2 vs. Andrew Rodgers 141.4
Joseph Jackson 153.9 vs. Terrance Williams 156
Kashon Hutchison 149.6 vs. Edgar Torres 147.4
Quadir Albright 142.3 vs. Isaac Haynes 137.3
Christian Bermudez 142.1 vs. Lawrence Murtagh 142

EVENING SHOW–8 PM ET
Brandon Robinson 166.9 vs. Genc Pllana 168
James Bernadin 134 vs. Osvaldo Morales 133.7
Jonathan Rodriguez 119.7 vs. Sebatian Baltazar 117.5
Eric Monroe 159.6 vs. Roudley Lolo 158.6
Khainell Wheeler 168.7 vs. Vincent Baccus 167.8
Elijah Morales 146.5 vs. Andres Abarca 145
Rasheed Johnson 148 vs. Rafiq Muhammad 149

Venue: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  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.

  Unbeaten WBA Super Middleweight Champion
David O. Morrell Jr. Battles Undefeated Mario Cázares June 27 From The Armory In Minneapolis
 
Cuban sensation and unbeaten WBA Super Middleweight Champion David O. Morrell Jr. will defend his title against undefeated challenger Mario Cázares in a 12-round duel that headlines FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Sunday, June 27 from The Armory in Minneapolis.

The broadcast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features cruiserweight knockout artist Efetobor Apochi taking on fellow unbeaten Brandon Glanton in the 10-round co-main event, and rising super lightweight contender Omar “El Relámpago” Juárez battling All Rivera in a 10-round attraction to kick off the telecast.
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  Star Boxing's Rockin' Fights Is Back Sept. 4  
Long Island boxing fans can finally breath a sigh of relief because boxing is BACK in New York! Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing is pleased to announce the return of its critically acclaimed series "ROCKIN' FIGHTS," for its 39th edition on September 4, 2021 LIVE from the Paramount in Huntington, New York. This will be the first "Rockin' Fights" in 19 months since New York was stifled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  Dutchover vs. Benitez Training Camp Quotes  
Thompson Boxing Promotions’ super lightweight prospect, Michael “The West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (14-1, 10 KOs), who is co-promoted with Banner Promotions, is scheduled to face Ivan Leon Benitez (14-4-1, 6 KOs) in an 8-round main event showdown this Sunday June, 6th, 2021, on the next edition of 3.2.1. Boxing.
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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.

  Tyler McCreary vs. Manuel Rey Rojas & Xander Zayas vs. Larry Fryers On Stevenson vs. Nakathila ESPN+ Undercard At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas On June 12  
The leader of Puerto Rico’s new wave, 18-year-old welterweight Xander Zayas, is not wasting time. Zayas, who scored one-sided victories in February and April, returns Saturday, June 12 in a six-rounder against “Lethal” Larry Fryers at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on the undercard of the WBO interim junior lightweight title bout between Shakur Stevenson and Jeremiah Nakathila.
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  Richard Brewart Jr. vs. Donte Stubbs
Training Camp Quotes
 
Thompson Boxing Promotions’ undefeated super welterweight prospect, Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr. (9-0, 4 KOs), will square off against Donte Stubbs (6-1, 2 KOs) in a 6-round bout that will serve as the co-main event on the next edition of 3.2.1. Boxing.

The main event will showcase Michael “The West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (14-1, 10 KOs), who is co-promoted with Banner Promotions, versus Ivan Leon Benitez (14-4-1, 6 KOs) in an 8-round junior welterweight showdown.
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  Stacked Undercard Announced For Triller Fight
Club On June 19 At Miami’s LoanDepot Park
 
Triller Fight Club has announced a stacked undercard for LOPEZ vs. KAMBOSOS JR. set for Saturday, June 19 at Miami’s loanDepot Park, home of the Miami Marlins. FITE.tv will broadcast globally the undercard free-of-charge starting at 3:30pm ET with the Pay-Per-View starting at 9:00 p.m. ET.

The event is headlined by the first defense from Brooklyn, New York’s ‘The Takeover’ Teofimo Lopez, (16-0, 12 KOs), of his Undisputed Lightweight World Titles (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, RING) against Mandatory Challenger, ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., (19-0, 10 KOs), of Sydney, Australia scheduled for 12-rounds.
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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.

  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.

  100 Percent: Full Capacity Now Permitted For
Top Rank’s June Events At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
 
Almost 16 months since Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in front of a sold-out Las Vegas crowd, Top Rank, in accordance with Nevada regulations, returns to full capacity with June’s trio of events at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The three-week run commences Saturday, June 12 with former featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs), who will fight Namibian contender Jeremiah Nakathila (21-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBO interim junior lightweight world title. In the 10-round junior welterweight co-feature, former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (28-3, 13 KOs) fights the undefeated Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs).
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  Jose Sanchez vs. Andrew Strode
Training Camp Quotes
 
Undefeated featherweights, Jose "Tito" Sanchez (6-0, 4 KOs) and Andrew Strode (6-0, 1 KO) are scheduled to clash on the next edition of 3.2.1. Boxing brought to you by Thompson Boxing Promotions. The two warriors give their thought as the wrap up the final days of training camp. The 6-round bout will serve as the opener on the 3-fight card.
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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.

  Possible Swan Song For Steve Vukosa,
Statement Time For Mike Marshall
 
The main event on the June 26th “Breakout” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, matches two New England heavyweights heading in opposite directions, Steve “The Gentle Giant” Vukosa (13-1, 5 KOs) and “Fly” Mike Marshall (5-1, 4 KOs).
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  Crossroads Fight This Friday Night For Matt
Conway At "Battle At The Fairgrounds" June 4
 
A lot is on the line for Pittsburgh super featherweight Matt “Sweet Child” Conway this Friday night (June 4) when he headlines the second installment of the popular “Battle of the Fairgrounds” series, presented by Gionta Management, at Washington County Fairgrounds in Washington, Pennsylvania.
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  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.

  Haney Outpoints Linares  
By William Trillo @ Ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

The boxing stage was set in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend. With an almost full house at The Mandalay Bay, Lightweight Champion Devin Haney (26-0, 15 KO’s) was ready to face in toughest foe in the three-time former champ Jorge Linares (47-6, 29 KO’s). It was a match that was sure not to disappoint. It’s always interesting to see what the new young gun can do against a proven and seasoned former champion.
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  Nonito Donaire Captures WBC Bantamweight World Title With Spectacular Fourth-Round Knockout  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Nonito Donaire is champion once again. Fourteen years after he won his first world title, the “Filipino Flash” cemented his Hall of Fame credentials with a sensational fourth-round KO win over Nordine Oubaali to capture the WBC World Bantamweight title Saturday night in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING main event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
The WBA World Championship Bout Between
Jean Pascal & Badou Jack Could Be Cancelled
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - According the Badou Jack’s team, the Montrealer Jean Pascal has been found positive for three drug’s tests in the last days in Montréal. Pascal was supposed to fight the French African Badou Jack June 6th at the Hard Rock Arena in Miami in a WBA light heavyweight (175 pounds) championship of the world, but the event is now in serious danger.
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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.

  Weights From  Las Vegas - DAZN  
Photo:  Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

Devin Haney 135 vs. Jorge Linares 134
(WBC Lightweight Title)

Chantelle Cameron 139.2 vs. Melissa Hernandez 136.2
(WBC Female Super Lightweight Title)

Jason Quigley 159.4 vs. Shane Mosley Jr. 160
(NABO Middleweight Title)

Martin J. Ward 129.6 vs. Azinga Fuzile 129.2
Khalil Coe 176.2 vs. Nathaniel Tadd 179
Reshat Mati 145.8 vs. Ryan Pino 146.8
Ramla Ali 124 vs. Mikayla Nebel 124.6
Amari Jones 153.6 vs. Jonathan Burrs 153

Venue: Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Carson, Ca. - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Nordine Oubaali 117.6 vs. Nonito Donaire 117.6
(WBC Bantamweight Title)

Subriel Matias 139.6 vs. Batyr Jukembayev 139.8
Gary Antuanne Russell 137.2 vs. Jovanie Santiago 140.8

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  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.

  Nordine Oubaali vs. Nonito Donaire
Final Press Conference
 
WBC Bantamweight World Champion Nordine Oubaali and future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their world title showdown taking place this Saturday, May 29 live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Undefeated Mandatory Challenger George
Kambosos Jr. Miami Media Workout Quotes
 
Undefeated Mandatory Challenger, ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., (19-0, 10 KOs), held court for the South Florida media at his home gym, Centeno’s Sweatbox Boxing Gym on Thursday afternoon. Kambosos is training for his highly anticipated world title clash with Undisputed Lightweight World Champion, ‘The Takeover’ Teofimo Lopez, (16-0, 12 KOs), set for Saturday, June 19 at Miami’s loanDepot Park, home of the Miami Marlins and live on Pay-Per-View.
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  Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Devin Haney (25-0 15 KOs) – defending WBC World Lightweight title against Jorge Linares: “I’m happy he said this was the best training camp and he’s in the best shape of his life. I want the best Jorge Linares so when I win that there’s no excuses and the world knows he came in 100 per cent.

“This is the time I’ve been waiting for; this is the moment and my time to finally shine against an incredible opponent and thinks he can put up a good fight and win against me. This is a huge opportunity for me, this is time to show everything I’m made of.
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  Rob Brant vs. Janibek Alimkhanuly Middleweight Showdown Set For Lomachenko vs. Nakatani
Co-Feature At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas On June 26
 
Janibek Alimkhanuly, the middleweight phenom who once ruled the amateur ranks, is ready to bring his patented “Qazaq Style” to Las Vegas. Alimkhanuly, an unbeaten 28-year-old, will step up against former middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant in a 10-round showdown Saturday, June 26 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
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  Seniesa Estrada vs. Tenkai Tsunami WBO Light Flyweight Championship On Zurdo vs. Barrera July 9  
Golden Boy is proud to announce two spectacular additions to the Zurdo vs. Barrera undercard as Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (20-0, 8 KOs) challenges Tenkai Tsunami (28-12-1, 16 KOs) for the WBO Light Flyweight Championship and Hector Tanajara Jr. (19-0, 5 KOs) faces William “El Camaron” Zepeda (22-0, 20 KOs) in a lightweight clash.
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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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
WBA World Championship Bout
Between Jean Pascal & Badou Jack
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL —— The Montrealer Jean Pascal will fight the Swedish Gambian Badou Jack in a WBA light heavyweight (175 pounds) world championship bout June 6th at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Just before the main event (12 rounds) opposing Pascal (35-6-1) to Badou Jack (23-3-3), the Americans super welterweight (154 pounds) Jarrett Hurd (24-1-0) and Luis Arias (18-2-1) will have a 10 round bout.
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  Nordine Oubaali & Nonito Donaire
Training Camp Notes
 
WBC Bantamweight World Champion Nordine Oubaali and future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire shared insight into their training camps and their long-awaited showdown that headlines action live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, May 29 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
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  Adam Lopez vs. Isaac Dogboe Added To Inoue vs. Dasmarinas ESPN Telecast In Las Vegas On June 19  
The 10-round featherweight showdown between NABF champion Adam “BluNose” Lopez and former junior featherweight world champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe will now open the ESPN telecast Saturday, June 19 from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The main event marks the return of undefeated WBA/IBF bantamweight world champion and pound-for-pound elite Naoya “Monster” Inoue against Michael “Hot and Spicy” Dasmarinas, while WBO female junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer will make her first title defense in the co-feature versus former two-weight world champion Erica Farias.
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  Michael Dutchover vs. Ivan Benitez Headlines
Next Edition Of 3.2.1 Boxing On June 6
 
Thompson Boxing Promotions 3.2.1. Boxing will return with another action-packed show on Sunday, June 6th, 2021, headlined by exciting and emerging contender, junior welterweight Michael Dutchover, who looks to be one step closer to a world title shot as he faces Ivan Leon Benitez in a 8-round main event bout.

Dutchover (14-1, 10 KOs), of Midland, Texas, is eager to return to the ring as the man known to fans as the "West Texas Warrior", is one of Thompson Boxing's most exciting young fighters.
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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.

  Undisputed Lightweight World Champion
Teofimo Lopez Las Vegas Media Workout
 
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Undisputed Lightweight World Champion, ‘The Takeover’ Teofimo Lopez, (16-0, 12 KOs), swung open the doors to his training camp, City Athletic Boxing Gym in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon for a huge amount of media. Lopez is training for his highly anticipated clash with Undefeated Mandatory Challenger, ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., (19-0, 10 KOs), set for Saturday, June 19 at Miami’s loanDepot Park, home of the Miami Marlines and live on Pay-Per-View.
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  Linares: "This Is A Different Level For Haney"  
Jorge Linares has warned Devin Haney that he is stepping up to a whole new level as he prepares to challenge the WBC World Lightweight champion on Saturday May 29 at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV, live worldwide on DAZN, in association with Golden Boy Promotions.

Former three-weight world king Linares (47-5 29 KOs) is looking to kickstart the latest chapter of his storied career by picking up the WBC belt that he owned in 2014 to 2016 from Haney (25-0 15 KOs).
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  Jean Pascal vs. Badou Jack & Jarrett Hurd vs.
Luis Arias Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal and two-division champion Badou Jack, plus former unified world champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd and veteran contender Luis Arias, previewed their respective showdowns on a virtual press conference Tuesday before they step in the ring as part of the SHOWTIME PPV undercard of Mayweather vs. Logan Paul taking place Sunday, June 6 from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
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  Ritson Faces Ponce In IBF World
Title Final Eliminator June 12
 
Lewis Ritson will face Jeremias Ponce in a Final Eliminator for the IBF Super-Lightweight World Title at the Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle on Saturday June 12, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.

‘The Sandman’ won a controversial split decision against Miguel Vazquez behind closed doors at the East of England Arena in Peterborough last time out in October to claim the vacant WBA Intercontinental Super-Lightweight Title and improve his record to 21-1 (12 KOs).
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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.

  Perfect Connection Gilberto
Ramirez & Trainer Julian Chua
 
Back in February of 2019, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight Champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez had made a decision to move up to fight in the light heavyweight division, and he was searching for a new head trainer.

Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) immediately connected with a then 28-year-old Julian Chua, a former amateur boxer who had been training boxers at Freddie Roach’s famed Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, California. “Zurdo” and Chua are now 2-0 (2 KOs) and preparing for a mega-fought later this year, ideally, against undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs).
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  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.

  Blair Cobbs Excited About
Ring Return June 19 In El Paso
 
One of the most exciting welterweights in all of boxing returns on June 19, 2021, when Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (14-0-1, 9 KOs), battles decorated amateur and veteran of the sport, Brad Solomon (29-3, 9 KOs). The ten-round bout, taking place at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center, will air live on DAZN as the first televised fight on the Jaime Munguia vs. Maciej Sulecki card.
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  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.

  Josh Taylor Topples Jose Ramirez In Instant Classic  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank via Getty Images

Scotland has a new undisputed champion. Josh "The Tartan Tornado" Taylor outlasted Jose Ramirez in an instant classic, notching a unanimous decision (114-112 3x) to capture the junior welterweight title. With the win, Taylor becomes the sixth male undisputed champion of the four-belt era, and the first from Scotland to do so.

Ramirez, who had been world champion since March 2018, invested in the body in the early going, but Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) was equal to the task in the trenches.
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  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.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Josh Taylor 139.6 vs. Jose Ramirez 139.6
(Undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO Super Lightweight Title)

Jose Zepeda 140 vs. Henry Lundy 139
Elvis Rodriguez 139.8 vs. Kenneth Sims Jr. 139.8
Jose Enrique Vivas 127.4 vs. Luis Coria 127.5
Elvis Rodriguez 139.8 vs. Kenneth Sims Jr. 139.8
Andres Cortes 132.2 vs. Eduardo Garza 132.5
Robeisy Ramirez 126.6 vs. Ryan Lee Allen 125.4
Raymond Muratalla 137 vs. Jose Gallegos 139.6
Javier Martinez vs. Calvin Metcalf

Venue: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Ramirez vs. Barrera Heads To
Banc Of California Stadium July 9
 
Golden Boy is delighted to once again deliver world-class boxing to the Los Angeles area as the light heavyweight showdown between Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) and Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) heads to the beautiful Banc of California Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, home of the Los Angeles Football Club. The event will take place on Friday, July 9 and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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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.

  Haney: "I Expect A Firefight With Linares"  
Devin Haney believes his WBC World Lightweight title defense against Jorge Linares will be a firefight – and he’s relishing that prospect as they clash at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday May 29, live worldwide on DAZN.

Haney (25-0, 18 KOs) puts his title on the line for the third time against the former multiple division world champion, Linares (47-5, 29 KOs), who is looking to regain the green and gold belt he held in 2014-15.
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  Ramirez vs. Taylor Final Press Conference  
Nobody's hat was stolen. No brawl broke out. WBC/WBO champion Jose Ramirez and WBA/IBF champion Josh Taylor were all business Thursday at the final press conference for Saturday's undisputed junior welterweight world title showdown at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) and Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) are fighting, not only to maintain their unbeaten records, but to become the sixth man to attain undisputed status in the four-belt era. For the first time since the matchup was officially announced nearly three months ago, the two best 140-pound fighters in the world were face to face. A little good-natured trash talk followed. But that's to be expected.
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  Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios
Atlanta Press Conference
 
Four-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios went face-to-face Thursday at a press conference to preview their SHOWTIME PPV main event taking place Saturday, June 26 at the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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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.

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  Gervonta Davis Seeks Title In Third Division Against Unbeaten Mario Barrios On June 26 In Atlanta  
Four-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis will take on a career-defining challenge as he sets his sights on capturing a title in a third weight class when he faces undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios in a SHOWTIME PPV main event Saturday, June 26 at the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The pay-per-view undercard will feature a battle of two top 154-pound contenders as Erickson “Hammer” Lubin faces former unified champion Jeison Rosario in a WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event. Former unified super welterweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams returns to the ring for the first time in 18 months to take on Brian Mendoza in a 10-round showdown and hard-hitting Olympian Batyr Akhmedov steps in against former world champion Argenis Mendez in a 12-round WBA Super Lightweight Title Eliminator to kick off the pay-per-view telecast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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  Felix Sturm vs. Vincent Feigenbutz:
German Mega-Fight Coming This Autumn
 
Five-time world champion Felix Sturm (41-5-3-18 KOs) will box against the youngest German world champion in history, knockout artist Vincent Feigenbutz (32-3-28 KOs) with the winner set to contest for world honours again.

For the Battle of Germany to happen, Sturm, 42, and Feigenbutz, 25, have to win fights on June 19, with both boxers scheduled to compete over 10 rounds at the Universum Boxing Gala in Hamburg. Felix Sturm faces James Kraft, while Vincent Feigenbutz will face as yet undetermined opponent.
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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.

  41-0 Gilberto Ramirez On Mission
To Join Exclusive 50-0 Club
 
Only five boxers have started their professional careers with a 50-fight win streak and the contemporary leader, 41-0 Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is on a mission to join the exclusive club, continuing July 9th in Los Angeles against Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs).

Ramirez, who recently signed an exclusive promotional contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, was the first Mexican-born super middleweight World champion, and he is currently the No. 3 rated light heavyweight in the world, by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organization (WBO).
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  Jermall Charlo vs. Juan Macías Montiel
Houston Press Conference Quotes
 
Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo and hard-hitting 160-pound contender Juan Macías Montiel met face-to-face for the first time Tuesday during a kick-off press conference as they preview the main event of a special Juneteenth Day celebration in Charlo’s hometown of Houston Saturday, June 19 at Toyota Center headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event live on SHOWTIME.
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  Devin Haney Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated WBC Lightweight Champion, Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney (25-0, 18 KOs), is scheduled to battle former multiple division world champion, Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs), on Saturday May 29 at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The event will air live worldwide on DAZN in association with Matchroom, Devin Haney Promotions, and Golden Boy Promotions.
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  Gilberto Ramirez vs. Sullivan Barrera & Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Javier Fortuna Headlines July 9 On DAZN  
Undefeated contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) will make his Golden Boy debut in a Mexico vs. Cuba battle as he takes on Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) in a 12-round light heavyweight fight. The event will take place on Friday, July 9 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN
worldwide.
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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.

  Bogdan Dinu Training Camp Notes  
Heavyweight contender Bogdan Dinu is training hard in his hometown of Buzau, Romania, and getting some excellent sparring work from former foe Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller as he prepares to face Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois for the Interim WBA World Heavyweight Championship.

The 6′ 5″ WBA #2-rated Dinu (20-2. 16 KOs) will face the 6′ 5″ WBA #11-rated Dubois (15-1, 14 KOs) of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom, on Saturday, June 5. An upset victory over the heavily hyped Dubois will put Dinu one step away from realizing his dream of becoming the first Romanian heavyweight champion of the world.*
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  City Of Brockton To Host Star-Studded
Tribute To Marvelous Marvin Hagler
 
Mayor Robert F. Sullivan announces today a major event to celebrate the life of professional boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler on Sunday, May 23rd at 2 p.m. at Rocky Marciano Stadium in Brockton, the City of Champions.

May 23rd has been declared “Marvelous Marvin Hagler Day” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Gov. Charles Baker and this special public memorial will feature several celebrity guests and speakers, including legendary boxing champion Bernard Hopkins, ESPN host Stephen A. Smith, Showtime Championship Boxing analyst Al Bernstein, WCVB Channel 5 sports anchor Mike Lynch, acclaimed boxing writer and historian Ron Borges and members of the Hagler family. There will also be a video tribute to the iconic champ presented by event sponsor Copeland Toyota.
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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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Germain Improves His Pro Boxing Record
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer super lightweight (140 pounds) Mathieu Germain scored his 19th win in pro boxing (19-2-1), beating Steve Claggett (29-7-2), from Calgary, Alberta, by split decision Saturday night at the Hilton Hotel in Québec City. The judges scored the bout 97-93 and 97-93 for Germain, and the third judge scored the fight 96-94 for Claggett.
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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.

  Figueroa Stops Nery In 7th;
Roman Defeats Espinoza
 
By William Trillo @ Ringside
Photos: German Villasenor

In the Main Event on Showtime Boxing Super Bantamweight Brandon Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KO’s) broke the heart of Luis Nery (31-1, 24 KO’s) with a stunning seventh round one punch KO. This fight was an all-action affair as both men had their moments, but in the end a new champion would be crowned.

In the early rounds it looked as if Nery was in control, he was confident and was landing hard punches. But Figueroa was able to weather the storm and was more than capable of delivering his own brand of punishment.
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  Buatsi Viciously Knocks Out Dos Santos  
Joshua Buatsi viciously knocked out Daniel Blenda Dos Santos in four rounds to retain his WBA International Light-Heavyweight Title at the AO Arena, Manchester, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.

The former Olympian won the battle of undefeated 175lbs contenders with a brutal overhand right which slumped his rival to the canvas two minutes and 44 seconds into the fourth session.
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  WBC Bantamweight World Champion Nordine Oubaali Takes On Nonito Donaire May 29 In Carson, Ca.  
WBC Bantamweight World Champion Nordine Oubaali and future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire will meet in a long-awaited championship showdown on Saturday, May 29 headlining action live on SHOWTIME® in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will see hard-hitting contender Subriel Matias taking on undefeated Batyr Jukembayev in an IBF Junior Welterweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event. In the telecast opener, unbeaten 2016 U.S. Olympian Gary Antuanne Russell will face Jovanie Santiago in a 10-round super lightweight clash.
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  Ty Tomlin Impressive In DiBella Entertainment Debut Scoring KO To Remain Unbeaten  
Last night, undefeated lightweight prospect, Tyler "Short Fuse" Tomlin (11-0, 7 KOs), made a statement in his debut with new promoter, DiBella Entertainment, as he stopped battle tested veteran, Tyronne "Hands of Stone" Luckey (13-14-4, 9 KOs), when Luckey was unable to answer the bell for the fourth round.
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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.

  WBC #5 Fundora To Face WBC #2 Garcia In
12-Round Super Welterweight Showdown
 
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing proudly announces he has obtained signed contracts from undefeated super welterweight contenders Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora and Sergio “El Nino” Garcia to face each other.

WBC #5-rated Fundora (17-0-1, 12 KOs) and WBC #2-rated Garcia (33-0, 14 KOs) will meet in an exciting 12-round showdown, to be shown live on Fox TV, date and venue to be announced shortly.
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  Mikaela Mayer vs. Erica Farias & Adam Lopez vs. Isaac Dogboe Added To Inoue vs. Dasmarinas On June 19  
Mikaela Mayer’s first world title defense is coming on a monster card. Mayer, the 2016 U.S. Olympian from Los Angeles, will put her WBO female junior lightweight title on the line against former two-weight world champion Erica Farias on Saturday, June 19 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Mayer-Farias will serve as the co-feature to WBA/IBF bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue’s title defense against mandatory challenger Michael “Hot and Spicy" Dasmarinas.
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  Weights From Carson, Ca. - SHOWTIME  
Brandon Figueroa 121.2 vs. Luis Nery 122
(WBA/WBC Super Bantamweight Titles)

Daniel Roman 122 vs. Ricardo Espinoza 121.6
Xavier Martinez 131.6 vs. Juan Carlos Burgos 131.8

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


  Weights From Manchester - DAZN  
Joshua Buatsi 168 vs. Daniel Blenda Dos Santos 172.75
(WBA International Light Heavyweight Title)

Lerrone Richards 166.75 vs. Giovanni De Carolis 167.25
(EBU Super Middleweight Title)

Gamal Yafai 121.75 vs. Jason Cunningham 121.5
(EBU Super Bantamweight Title)

Tommy McCarthy 199.25 vs. Alexandru Jur 196.5
(EBU Cruiserweight title)

Dalton Smith 139.6 vs. Lee Appleyard 139.75
Solomon Dacres 222.75 vs. Mladen Manev 233
Ellis Hopkins 154.5 vs. Borislava Goranova 156.75

Venue: AO Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  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.

  Luis Nery vs. Brandon Figueroa
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Undefeated super bantamweight champions Luis “Pantera” Nery and Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa faced off Thursday at the final press conference before their world title clash live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, May 15 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

The press conference also featured former unified super bantamweight champion Danny Roman and hard-hitting Ricardo Espinoza, who meet in the 10-round co-main event, plus undefeated super featherweight contender Xavier Martinez and former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, who duel in a 10-round showdown that kicks off the telecast at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
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  Jose Pedraza vs. Julian Rodriguez & Xander Zayas Confirmed For Stevenson vs. Nakathila Card June 12  
Former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza has set his aim on another title. Pedraza, from Cidra, Puerto Rico, will take on the undefeated Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez in a 10-round junior welterweight tilt Saturday, June 12 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Pedraza-Rodriguez will serve as the co-feature to the WBO interim junior lightweight title bout between Shakur Stevenson and Jeremiah Nakathila. Both bouts will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
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  Canizales vs. Bermudez WBA World Title Fight Headlines Boxeo EstrellaTV On May 28  
EstrellaTV's “Boxeo EstrellaTV“ returns on Friday, May 28 with a WBA World title fight and a WBC Fecarbox title fight as co-main events, live at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT from Mexico City.

“This is a pivotal card for boxing in Mexico,” said Ricardo Maldonado Jr., owner, Producciones Deportivas. “We are excited for this card because it includes two WBA and WBC title fights. It features the much-anticipated return of the unbeaten Venezuelan phenomenon Carlos Cañizales. He has not been in the ring since 2019, and we’re thrilled to bring fight fans this match against the young, exciting fighter Esteban Bermudez, a durable and very strong fighter. It’s going to be a hell of a fight, guaranteed. This 12-round fight will continue the action we have brought to the past two ‘Boxeo EstrellaTV’ fight cards.”
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  Top Mexican Prospects Showcased
On Stacked RJJ Boxing Card June 10
 
RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS®, presented by Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing Promotions and De La O Promotions, returns to Mexico on Thursday, June 10, to showcase some of the top Mexican boxing prospects.

All the action will be streamed 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 Benito Juarez Auditorium in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
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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.

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  Jermall Charlo To Face Juan Macías Montiel June 19 At Toyota Center In Houston Live On Showtime  
Undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo will enter the ring for a Juneteenth Day celebration in his hometown when he takes on hard-hitting Juan Macías Montiel on Saturday, June 19 at Toyota Center in Houston headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event live on SHOWTIME.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and feature rising lightweight contender Isaac Cruz battling former world champion Francisco Vargas in the 10-round co-main event. Kicking off the telecast, former world champion Angelo Leo returns to take on Mexican contender Aaron Alameda in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.
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  Richards Ready To Conquer Europe  
Lerrone Richards says he will be able to call himself a genuine world level contender if he captures the vacant European Super-Middleweight Title against former WBA World Champion Giovanni De Carolis at the AO Arena, Manchester this Saturday May 15, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.
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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.

  Jose Enrique Vivas vs. Louie Coria & Robeisy Ramirez vs. Juan Tapia Featherweight Bouts Confirmed For Ramirez vs. Taylor May 22 Undercard On ESPN+  
Before Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor clash for the undisputed junior welterweight world title Saturday, May 22 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, two featherweight firefights will get the action going.

Mexican contender Jose Enrique Vivas will battle the Robert Garcia-trained Louie Coria in a scheduled eight-rounder.

And, in an eight-rounder with a touch of gold, two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez will face Juan Tapia, the fighting pride of Brownsville, Texas.
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  Four-Belt IBF/WBA/WBO/WBC Clash Between Undefeated Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. & WBC/WBO Titlist Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs. WBA & IBF Belt Holder Elin Cederroos On Jun. 19 In Miami  
Triller Fight Club today announced that they will again make history by having men’s and women’s undisputed title fights on the same card for the first time ever, with an elite boxing Pay-Per-View card co-headlined by the title fight between ‘The Takeover’ Teófimo López and ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., which has four belts on the line—IBF, WBA, WBO, WBC and the prestigious Ring belt, and a four-belt title bout between Franchon ‘The Heavy-Hitting Diva’ Crews-Dezurn and Elin Cederroos. The PPV event will be the first-ever boxing event held at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida, home of the Miami Marlins. PPV pre-sales are now underway.
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  Round 12: Canelo Conquers The World,
The Mexican Bo Jackson
 
By Mauricio Sulaimán / Son of José Sulaimán / President of the WBC
Last Saturday there was an unbelievable event, the AT&T Dallas Cowboys stadium full to capacity, to undertake the long-awaited return of sports fans after a year of anguish and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, which had the sports world completely shut down for several months, then events happening without fans, then limited fans had access to events. The MLB World Series, the NFL Super Bowl, FIFA Champions League, and most major events had limited fans in attendance. But this past Saturday, May 8, will be remembered as the first ever major event which brought the 73,126 fans in the stadium and millions watching on DAZN and television around the world to celebrate life through boxing and a night which will be forever remembered.
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  Smith: "I'm Confident I Can Knock Him Out"  
Fast-rising Super-Lightweight sensation Dalton Smith says he carries the power to knockout local rival Lee Appleyard when they clash for the vacant English Title at the AO Arena, Manchester this Saturday May 15, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.

'Thunder' has finished six of his seven professional contests inside the distance, and the 24-year-old former Team GB star kept his six-fight KO streak running last time out when he retired Birmingham's Ishmael Ellis in three rounds on the Josh Warrington vs. Mauricio Lara undercard.
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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.

  Danny Román Training Camp Quotes  
Former unified super bantamweight world champion Danny Román will look to take one step closer to regaining his champion status when he takes on Ricardo Espinoza Franco in the co-main event of action live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) this Saturday, May 15 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
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  Jose Ramirez: "I’ve Always Been The Underdog"  
The countdown is on, and WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez is 12 days away from a legacy-defining undisputed showdown against Josh Taylor, Scotland’s IBF/WBA/Ring Magazine kingpin.

It’s business as usual for Ramirez, the 2012 U.S. Olympian from California’s Central Valley who hopes to become the first four-belt undisputed champion of Mexican descent. He’s spent the better part of two months training in Riverside, California, with Robert Garcia, who has guided his career inside the ring since after his March 2018 title-winning effort over Amir Imam.
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  On This Day: May 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Dagenham, Essex, England:
Johnny Armour won a 12 round decision over Francis Ampofo - WBU Bantamweight Title.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA:
Terron Millett won an 8 round SD over Damone Wright - Non Title.
2001, Savannah, Georgia, USA:
Terron Millett won a 10 round UD over Luis Perez - Non Title.
Nate Campbell won a 6 round UD over Angel Rios - Non Title.
Edner Cherry and Mirko Wolf fought to a 4 round DRAW - Non Title.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA:
Felix Montiel won a 12 round UD over Ruben Leon - IBA Flyweight Title.
2000, Newark, England:
Tontcho Tontchev KO'd Jimmy Zeikle in the 2nd round -  WBA International
Super Featherweight Title.
1996, Miami, Florida, USA:
Carlos Gerena KO'd Jose Ocampo in the 2nd round - WBA Latin American Super
Featherweight Title.
1994, South Yorkshire, England:
Naseem Hamed won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Belcastro -  European (EBU)
Bantamweight Title.
Steve Collins TKO'd Chris Pyatt in the 5th round - WBO Middleweight Title.
1990, Pensacola, Florida, USA:
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Ron Johnson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1984, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA:
Sugar Ray Leonard TKO'd Kevin Howard in the 9th round - Non Title.

  George Acosta Speaks On Career
Defining Win Against Gadwin Rosa
 
Thompson Boxing Promotions' super featherweight prospect, George "El Yuyu" Acosta (12-1, 1 KO), picked a career-defining win this past Friday, May 7, 2021, as he defeated Gadwin Rosa (11-2, 9 KOs), at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL. With the win, Acosta captured the vacant WBA Fedecentro Super Featherweight title. The event was promoted by All-Star Boxing and televised by Telemundo.
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  King's Promotions Presents Day-Night Doubleheader On June 5 At The 2300 Arena Philadelphia  
A very special day and night of professional boxing will take place on Saturday, June 5th as King's Promotions will present a stacked day/night doubleheader at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

In the afternoon main event, undefeated Devar Ferhadi takes on Blake Mansfield in a super middleweight contest scheduled for eight-rounds.
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  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.

  Canelo Crushes Saunders In Entertaining Affair  
By William Trillo
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

In front of 70,000+ boxing starved fans in Arlington, Texas, Super Middleweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KO’s) and Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KO’s) fed the near capacity crowd with an action-packed fight that was more competitive than many thought it would be. After over a year of fan free prize fighting due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, this fight was just what the doctor ordered, so to speak.
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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.

  Weights From Texas - DAZN  
Photo: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

Canelo Alvarez 167.4 vs. Billy Joe Saunders 167.8
(WBA/WBC/WBO Super Middleweight Titles)

Elwin Soto 107.8 vs. Katsunari Takayama 107.6
(WBO Light Flyweight Title)

Kieron Conway 154 vs. Souleymane Cissokho 153.6
Frank Sanchez 237.6 vs. Nagy Aguilera 238.2
Marc Castro 132.4 vs. Irving Macias Castillo 127.6
Keyshawn Davis 138 vs. Jose Antonio Meza 138
Christian Alan Gomez Duran 146.4 vs. Xavier Wilson 147.8
Kelvin Davis 143.8 vs. Jan Marsalek 140.4

Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Rashiem Jefferson Jr. 127 lbs vs. Diuhl Olguin 127.9
Edgar Cortes 117.9 vs. Alexander Castellano 119.6
Shinard Bunch 142.2 vs. Diego Vicente Perez 142.7
Donald Smith 127.2 vs. Jonathan Lecona Ramos 127.3
Mark Dawson 147.5 vs. Rodrigo Solis 147.8
Rasheen Brown 129 vs. Nathan Benichou 129.8
Tahmir Smalls 148.2 vs. David Veras Pena 154
Christian Bermudez 141.3 vs. Joseph Santana 135.2

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: RDR Promotions


  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.

  Canelo vs. Saunders Final Press Conference  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

Canelo Alvarez:
“I feel really thankful with the response of the people and that boxing is a sport that brings everything back to normal. I’m ready for this fight.”

“He’s a great fighter, he has a lot of ability and he’s a southpaw. I’m not the same fighter I was six or seven years ago, this Saturday I will show that.”

Billy Joe Saunders:
“I’ve been boxing all my life, I’ve been boxing since I was five years old, I’ve dragged up – on the gypsy camps. We can all have the rough, tough talk growing up as kids. I’m here for a reason, there’s no other reasons for me to be here apart from to win. Not about fame or anything else, to win.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
New Acquisition For The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, Camille Estephan, confirmed a new acquisition for his organization. This new acquisition is the American Trevor McCumby, a cruiserweight undefeated in pro boxing. A fighter living in Glendale, Arizona, McCumby, who comes from Yorkville, Illinois, has a perfect record of 25-0-0, with 19 wins by KO or TKO.
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  Boxing Legend And Hall Of Famer Floyd Mayweather Returns To The Ring For An Exhibition Bout Against Social Media Mega Star Logan Paul June 6 On PPV  
All-time boxing great and 2020 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Floyd “Money” Mayweather will make his return to the ring as the undefeated, 12-time, five-division world champion squares off in an exhibition bout against social media sensation and pro boxer Logan “The Maverick” Paul, headlining a blockbuster SHOWTIME PPV event on Sunday, June 6. The anticipated clash pits superstars from two different worlds in a must-see showdown for sports and entertainment fans around the globe.
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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.

  Saunders: "This Fight Is All About Boxing Brains"  
Billy Joe Saunders says he has the boxing brain to dethrone pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez in their blockbuster Super-Middleweight unification battle on Saturday night (May 8), live worldwide on DAZN and distributed by TV Azteca in Mexico and Latin America.

Unbeaten Briton Saunders (30-0 18 KOs) puts his WBO strap on the line for the third time against the Mexican star and is aiming to add the WBC and WBA Super belts held by the Mexican sensation.
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  Luis Nery Training Camp Quotes  
Two-division world champion and current WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Luis “Pantera” Nery will meet Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa in a battle of unbeatens for supremacy at 122 pounds in a 12-round battle that headlines action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 15 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Four Top Rank On ESPN Events Confirmed
For Virgin Hotels Las Vegas In May & June
 
Top Rank on ESPN boxing returns for a quartet of fight nights at Las Vegas’ newest world-class casino resort, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, owned by JC Hospitality, LLC.

The debut event, Saturday, May 22 inside The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, features the previously announced undisputed junior welterweight world championship showdown between WBC/WBO champion Jose Ramirez and Scotland’s native son, WBA/IBF champion Josh Taylor (ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+, 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT). In the 10-round junior welterweight co-feature, two-time world title challenger Jose “Chon” Zepeda will now face Philadelphia veteran “Hammerin” Hank Lundy.
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  On This Day: May 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga KO'd Manuel De La Rosa in the 1st round - WBC Fecarbox Light Middleweight Title.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 3rd round - IBA Continental Super Bantamweight Title.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Pedro Torres - WBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Romero won a 12 round UD over Jorge Munoz - WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Paul Spadfora won a 10 round TD over Mike Griffith - IBF Lightweight Title.
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Lamon Brewster - Non Title.
1995, Shepton Mallet, England:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Enrique Angeles in the 2nd round - WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Rafael Ruelas in the 2nd round - IBF & WBO Lightweight Title.
Gabriel Ruelas TKO'd Jimmy Garcia in the 11th round - WBC Super Featherweight Title.

  Magomed Kurbanov vs. Liam Smith Junior Middleweight Showdown This Friday On ESPN+  
Former WBO junior middleweight world champion Liam “Beefy” Smith is set to enter enemy territory. Smith, from Liverpool, England, will battle undefeated Russian contender Magomed Kurbanov for the vacant WBO International junior middleweight title Friday at KRK Uralets in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Smith-Kurbanov will headline a scheduled five-fight card streaming live and exclusively on ESPN+ starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.
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  Boxeo Telemundo Debuts Season With
WBA Fedecentro Lightweight Title Bout
 
Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 boxing program among Hispanics and longest-running sports show in Spanish-language television, debuts its spring season with a WBA Fedecentro Jr. Lightweight title bout featuring up-and-coming prospects Gadwin “El Abayarde” Rosa facing George “El Yuyu” Acosta, live on Friday, May 7 at 12 a.m. ET/ 11 p.m. CT from Osceola Heritage Park Events Center on Telemundo.
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  Luis Nery & Brandon Figueroa Square Off In High-Stakes World Title Showdown May 15 On SHOWTIME  
Undefeated super bantamweight champions will meet for 122-pound supremacy when Luis Nery makes the first defense of his WBC world title against Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa in the headline attraction of a three-fight card live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 15 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
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  On This Day: May 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, California, USA:
Julio Gonzalez won a 6 round TD over Montell Griffin - IBF Title Eliminator.
2004, Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Manny Siaca won a 12 round SD over Anthony Mundine - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
2001, Braunschweig, Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski KO'd Alejandro Lakatus in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Metro Manila, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa TKO'd Kejii Yamaguchi in the 1st round -  WBC International Super Flyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA:
Alex Trujillo TKO'd Emmanuel Clottey in the 7th round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Edwin Santana - WBA Super Featherweight Title.
El Paso, Texas, USA:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Juan Molina in the 11th round - NABF and IBA Lightweight Titles.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Wilfredo Rivera in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Ennis To Bernstein: "I'm Ready For Title Shot"  
Welterweight sensation Jaron “Boots” Ennis guests on Al Bernstein Unplugged and declares that he is ready right now for a world title shot.

When Hall of Fame Broadcaster Al Bernstein asked the 23 year old, Ennis whether he is ready for a title shot right now, he said. “Most definitely, I’m ready.” He added, “I haven’t had to dig deep in a fight yet to get the win in and show you all that side of me. But, I’m a whole different animal, especially when it’s all on the line. I’m a hungry young animal who wants to be a multi world champion. It’s hard to beat a person that hungry who loves what they do. Give me a shot, I’m gonna take it and I’m gonna win.”
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  On This Day: May 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti TKO'd Calvin Grove in the 7th round.
Zab Judah won a 6 round UD over Troy Crain.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd RaulJorge Munoz in the 1st round.
1996, Anaheim, California:
Mark Johnson KO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round to win the Vacant IBF Flyweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera KO'd Jesse Benevides in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Yokahoma, Japan:
Hiroshi Kawashima won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Bueno to win the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Denver, Colorado:
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Wayne Harris to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1991, Paris, France:
Gilbert Dele won a 12 round UD over Jun-Suk Hwang to retain the WBA Light Middleweight title.
Laredo, Texas:
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Billy Hardy in the 8th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1985, Oranjestad, Aruba:
Daniel Zaragoza won the Vacant WBC Bantamweight Title when Freddie Jackson was DQ'd in the 7th round.

  Michael Carbajal Still Champion  
Five-time world champion, Hall of Famer and Olympic silver medalist Michael Carbajal may be recording the best victories of his life at the age of 43 as a retired boxer. Instead of receiving a beautiful belt or medal for his achievements, Carbajal now helps build character for countless Phoenix youngsters who may not have another way to get off the mean streets.
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  On This Day: May 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Jorge Arce won a 6 round TD over Melchor Cob Castro -WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 9 round TD over Eduardo Marquez - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Fernando Velardez in the 5th round - WBC Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 7th round - WBC & WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Frankie Archuleta in the 6th round - Non Title.
Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
James Crayton TKO'd Ernesto Zepeda in the 7th round - Non Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto TKO'd Juan Angel Macias in the 7th round - Non Title.
Ivan Calderon won a 4 round UD over Carlos Lopez - Non Title.
1997, Nynex Arena, Manchester, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Billy Hardy in the 1st round - IBF & WBO Featherweight Title.
Robin Reid won a 12 round MD over Henry Wharton - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Winky Wright TKO'd Steve Foster in the 6th round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Harry Simon KO'd Nick Odore in the 5th round - Non Title.

  Ruiz Climbs Off Canvas In Route To UD Victory
Arreola Rightfully Questions Judges Scorecards
 
By William Trillo
Photo: Sean Michael Ham - TGB Promotions

The fight between Heavyweights Andy Ruiz (34-2, 22 KOs) and Chris Arreola (38-7-1, 33 KOs) had not gone two rounds before a clubbing right hand from Arreola put Ruiz down for an eight count. In the next round Ruiz was staggered by another Arreola attack. Ruiz survived the early trouble and went on to earn a unanimous decision victory after twelve hard fought rounds.
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  Parker Edges Past Chisora Via Split Decision  
12 x 3 mins vacant WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title
DEREK CHISORA v JOSEPH PARKER WSD12 (115-113 Chisora, 116-111 Parker, 115-113 Parker)
(Finchley, England) (Auckland, New Zealand)

Joseph Parker overcame a first-round knockdown to defeat Derek Chisora by split decision following a brutal Heavyweight battle at the AO, Arena Manchester, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all markets excluding the UK, Ireland, China, New Zealand and Samoa.

The New Zealander had a disastrous start, hitting the canvas in the opening seconds, and Parker showed grit along with his classy combinations to secure victory with tallies of 115-113 and 116-111, with Chisora receiving a score of 115-113.
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  On This Day: May 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Samutsakorn, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin KO'd Joven Jorda in the 4th round -  WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Elio Ortiz won a 12 round UD over Ray Oliveira - IBU Welterweight Title.
Rich LaMontagne TKO'd Ernest Mateen in the 6th round - Non Title.
Chad Dawson TKO'd Earl Allen in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Fort Myers, Florida, USA:
Cesar Bazan KO'd Douglas Villarreal in the 4th round - Vacant NBA Light Welterweight Title.
2001, Houston, Texas, USA:
Lou Savarese TKO'd Marcus Rhode in the 2nd round - Doesn't Everyone?
1998, Villeurbanne, France:
Fabrice Tiozzo TKO'd Terry Ray in the 1st round - WBA Cruiserweight Title
La Strobol, Lyon, France:
Hacine Cherifi won a 12 round UD over Keith Holmes - WBC Middleweight Title.
Lübeck, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Dicky Ryan in the 5th round -  Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Is This The Last Hurrah For Arreola? Maybe Not!
 
By William Trillo
The last time I recall Chris Arreola tipping the scale at the 229 mark was back in 2006 when he faced his crosstown rival Damian “Bolo” Wills. This was a long-awaited matchup of the two hottest prospects to come out of Southern California. It was a toss up who was going to win the fight in the eyes of many, but I always held firm that Arreola was going to bludgeon Wills. History will tell you I hit the proverbial nail on the head. Arreola beat Wills to a pulp and the fight came to an end after seven brutal rounds.
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  Michael Conlan Topples Ionut Baluta
In Junior Featherweight Debut
 
Michael "Mick" Conlan's junior featherweight debut was a little tougher than expected, but the Belfast native pulled through. Conlan edged Ionut Baluta by majority decision (114-114, 115-114 and 117-112) to win the WBO International junior featherweight belt Friday in London, formally announcing his intentions as a world title challenger at 122 pounds.
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  Weights From Carson, Ca - PPV  
Andy Ruiz 256 vs. Chris Arreola 228.6
Omar Figueroa Jr. 146.4 vs. Abel Ramos 146.6
Sebastian Fundora 152.75 vs. Jorge Cota 153.5
Jesus Ramos 150 vs. Javier Molina 149.25

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


  Weights From Carson, Ca. - FOX  
Erislandy Lara 159.4 vs. Thomas LaManna 159
(WBA Middleweight Title)
Eduardo Ramirez 125.4 vs. Isaac Avelar 125
Adrian Granados 146.6 vs. Jose Luis Sanchez 146.2
Carlos Negron 235.8 vs. Scott Alexander 235
Fernando Molina 133.6 vs. Prisco Marquez 135
Anthony Garnica 125.2 vs. Jesse Bazzi 126.4

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


  On This Day: May 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nongkhai, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom TKO'd Julio Cesar Avila in the 12th round - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Miami, Florida, USA:
Kelvin Davis TKO'd Ezra Sellers in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Maselino Masoe TKO'd Evans Ashira in the 2nd round - Vacant WBA Middleweight Title.
2003, Bangkok, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Hugo Dianzo - WBC Bantamweight Title.
1999, Crystal Palace, London, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Kevin Lueshing in the 3rd round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Alan Gilbert in the 8th round - Non Title.
1998, San Antonio, Texas, USA:
Adan Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ancee Gedeon - NABF Bantamweight Title.
James Coker KO'd Buck Smith in the 8th round - Non Title.
Jesse James Leija KO'd Troy Crain in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lance Whitaker TKO'd Ray Butler in the 6th round - Non Title.
1995, Cavite, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao won a 6 round Decision over Rocky Palma - Non Title.
1993, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA:
Tex Cobb TKO'd Mike Acklie in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Al Bernstein Audio Interview  

The first quarter of the boxing year is behind us and it comes with great pleasure that we were able to speak with Al about the boxing action that went down. Not only do we discuss those events but we also take a look at the upcoming fights that will soon take place. This is an interview you do not want to miss. Check it out!
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  Weights From England - DAZN  
Dmitry Bivol 174.2 vs. Craig Richards 174.6
(WBA Light Heavyweight Title)
Dereck Chisora 250.8 vs. Joseph Parker 241.2
Katie Taylor 134.8 vs. Natasha Jonas 134.7
(WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO Female Lightweight Title)

Venue: AO Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  Parker: "I Want To Be World Champion Again"  
Joseph Parker hopes that a win over Derek Chisora at the AO Arena, Manchester this Saturday May 1, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in all markets excluding the UK, Ireland, China, New Zealand and Samoa, will kickstart his route back to the top of the Heavyweight division.
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  Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame Induction
Weekend Takes Place August 20 Through August
22 At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
 
The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame officially announces its 5th Annual Induction Weekend scheduled for August 20 through August 22, 2021. Boxing enthusiasts will enjoy the experience of a lifetime with an action-packed weekend of festivities hosted at Atlantic City resort industry leader, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, along with FantaSea Resorts and the historic Claridge – A Radisson Hotel who will team up to rollout the red carpet for this memorable event.
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  Chisora vs. Parker & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport: "What a delight to be here in Manchester ahead of a huge night of boxing this Saturday from the AO Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN around the world. This is the card of the year so far. There's so much to talk about here today from the big Heavyweight main event to the Undisputed World Championship, to the World Light-Heavyweight Championship and much more."
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  On This Day: April 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Ft Lauderdale, Florida:
Mauricio Pastrana KO'd Anis Roga in the 4th round to retain the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney TKO'd Anthony Hembrick in the 5th round to win the USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1993, Melbourne, Vic, Australia:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Dave Russell in the 11th round to win the Vacant WBF Cruiserweight Title.
1992, London, England:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Derek Williams in the 3rd round to win the European (EBU), Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Titles.
1989, Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker TKO'd Louie Lomeli in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1986, London, England:
Dennis Andries won a 12 round SD over JB Williamson to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
1976, Landover, Maryland:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round Decision over Jimmy Young to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Title. Many believe Ali received a gift decision in this very boring bout.

  Weights From London - ESPN+  
(ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT)
Moruti Mthalane 111.9 lbs vs. Sunny Edwards 111.3 lbs
(IBF Flyweight World Title)
Michael Conlan 121.9 lbs vs. Ionut Baluta 122 lbs

(ESPN+, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT)

Troy Williamson 153 lbs vs. Kieran Smith 153.4 lbs
Ryan Garner 136.75 lbs vs. Jordan Ellison 141lbs
Joshua Frankham 152.9 lbs vs. Naeem Ali 156.2 lbs

Promoter: Frank Warren (Queensberry Promotions)
Venue: York Hall, Berthnal Green, London, United Kingdom


  Al Bernstein's Weekly Boxing Commentary  


  Eubank Jr..: "The End Goal Is To Get Golovkin"  
Chris Eubank Jr. has his sights firmly set on IBF Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin and believes 2021 could be the year that he finally gets to lock horns with the big-punching pound-for-pound star from Kazakhstan.

The Brighton powerhouse returns to fight in the UK for the first time in over two years this Saturday May 1 when he takes on British rival Marcus Morrison at the AO Arena, Manchester, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all markets excluding the UK, Ireland, China, New Zealand and Samoa.
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  Jaime Munguia vs. Maciej Sulecki Back On
For June 19 In El Paso, Texas On DAZN
 
Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) will return to the ring on June 19 against Maciej Sulecki (29-2, 11 KOs) in a 12-round defense of his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship. The fight will take place at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.
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  Huge Boxing Wave Continues On
June 4 For EOTTM & D&D Boxing
 
Despite the current epidemiological situation, Eye of the Tiger Management and D&D Boxing will continue their conquest to the highest peaks as they present another boxing gala at the Holiday Inn in Cuernavaca thanks to the famous Commando formula broadcast on Punching Grace as of 6 p.m. ET on June 4th. This card, presented by La Queen and Mise-O-Jeu, will be marked by the return to the ring of three crowd favorites, David Lemieux (42-4-0, 35 KOs), Simon Kean (19-1-0, 18 KOs) and Erik Bazinyan (25-0-0, 19 KOs). In addition, rising US stars Samuel Arnold III (1-0-0) as well as twin brothers Antonio Perez (pro debut) and Angel Perez (pro debut) will have their first fight under the aegis of both EOTTM and D&D Boxing.
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  Chisora: "I Put The Fear Of God In Joe"  
Derek Chisora believes he puts "the fear in god" in Joseph Parker and says he expects the former WBO Heavyweight World Champion to run when they clash over 12 rounds at the AO Arena, Manchester this Saturday May 1, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all markets excluding the UK, Ireland, China, New Zealand and Samoa.
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  On This Day: April 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, London, England:
Keith Holmes TKO'd Robert McCracken in the 11th round to retain the WBC Middleweight Title.
New York, New York:
Lennox Lewis KO'd Michael Grant in the 2nd round to retain the WBC, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Titles.
Paul Ingle TKO'd Junior Jones in the 11th round to retain the IBF Featherweight Title.
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd David Bostice in the 2nd round to win the WBA International Heavyweight Title.
1995, Landover, Maryland:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Segundo Mercado in the 7th round to win the Vacant IBF Middleweight Title.
Vincent Pettway KO'd Simon Brown in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight title.
1990, Seoul, South Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round SD over Leo Gamez to win the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Nigel Benn TKO'd Doug DeWitt in the 8th round to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
1985, Buffalo, New York:
Tony Tubbs won a 15 round UD over Greg Page to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.

  Fitzgerald: "I've Got To Fight My Way Back"  
Scott Fitzgerald says he has put his out of the ring problems behind him as he focuses on getting back to the top of a thriving domestic Super-Welterweight division in 2021 that includes former opponents Ted Cheeseman and Anthony Fowler.

The unbeaten Preston fighter (14-0, 9 KOs) was last seen in action outpointing Cheeseman at the Newcastle Arena back in October 2019 to capture the British Super-Welterweight Title, and makes his ring return a year and a half later against Gregory Trenel on the Derek Chisora vs. Joseph Parker undercard this Saturday May 1 at the AO Arena, Manchester.
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  Rashiem Jefferson Jr. Takes On Diuhl Olguin
May 8 At The 2300 Arena In Philadelphia
 
On Saturday night, May 8th, undefeated featherweight prospect Rashiem Jefferson Jr. takes a step up in competition when he takes on upset-specialist Diuhl Olguin in a six-round bout that will headline a big night of boxing at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
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  On This Day: April 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Cotabato, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Wethya Sakmaunglang in the 6th Round.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mario Veit in the 1st round to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
New York, New York:
Andrew (Six-Heads) Lewis won a 12 round UD over Larry Marks to retain the WBA Welterweight title.
Julio Diaz KO'd Justo Sencion in the 9th round to win the Vacant NABA Lightweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Moorer KO'd Mario Melo in the 1st round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Michael Olajide to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1978, Udon Thani, Thailand:
Antonio Cervantes KO'd Tongta Kiatvayupakdi in the 6th round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1943, Ft Worth, Texas:
Mauel Ortiz KO'd Lupe Cardoza in the 6th round to retain the World Bantamweight Title.

  Richards Ready To Upset WBA Champion Bivol  
Craig Richards says all of the pressure is on Dmitry Bivol ahead of their clash for the WBA Light-Heavyweight World Title this Saturday May 1 at the AO Arena, Manchester, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all markets excluding the UK, Ireland, China, New Zealand and Samoa.

Richards (16-1-1, 9 KOs) delivered a Fight of the Year contender last time out in December against fierce rival Shakan Pitters as he stopped the Birmingham man in nine rounds to capture the British Light-Heavyweight crown.
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  Jeter Promotions Inaugural Philadelphia Shows
A Hit With Two Thrilling Sold-Out Shows
 
Jeter Promotions made it's Philadelphia debut with two exciting shows at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The shows were contested in front of two very enthusiastic and sold out crowds

In the main event of the evening session, Daniel Gonzalez won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Evencii Dixon in a welterweight fight.
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  On This Day: April 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Riesa, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Imparato - WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Clifford Etienne won a 10 round UD over Terrence Lewis - Non Title.
Juan Diaz won a 8 round UD over Nelson Medina - Non Title.
Nate Campbell TKO'd Jaime Torres in the 5th round - Non Title.
Rocky Juarez KO'd Javier Ortiz in the 5th round - Non Title.
2001, Aalborg, Denmark:
Thomas Damgaard KO'd Rodney Jones in the 3rd round - WBA International Welterweight Title.
Caesar's Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA:
Carlos Bojorquez TKO'd Pernell Whitaker in the 4th round - Whitaker breaks
clavicle and referee stops the fight on advice of ring physician.
Mohammad Abdulaev TKO'd Luis Ruiz in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1996, Antibes, France:
Tom Johnson KO'd Claudio Martinet in the 7th round - IBF Featherweight Title

  On This Day: April 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Brentford, London, England:
Silence Mabuza KO'd Julio Cesar Medina in the 3rd round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Williams TKO'd Bob Mirovic in the 4th round -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Shigeru Nakzato - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Antonio Tarver won a 12 round UD over Montell Griffin - Vacant WBC and Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
James Toney won a 12 round UD over Vassiliy Jirov - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Dallas, Texas, USA:
Kasim Ouma and James Coker fought to a 2 round TD - WBC Continental Americas. Light Middleweight Title. Accidental headbutt causes deep cut on Coker's right eye.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA:
George Foreman won a 12 round SD over Lou Savarese - WBU Heavyweight Title.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Claude Staten in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Emanuel Navarrete KO's Christopher Diaz
To Retain Featherweight World Title
 
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank via Getty Images

WBO featherweight world champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete knows how to add an exclamation point. The Mexican star knocked down Puerto Rican contender Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz four times, closing the show in the 12th round of an action-packed battle Saturday evening at Silver Spurs Arena.

It was the first successful featherweight title defense for Navarrete (34-1, 29 KOs), who also reigned as WBO junior featherweight world champion. After the knockdown in the 12th, Diaz's trainer, Nelson Rodriguez, threw in the towel.
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  Team Javier Fortuna Wishes
Ryan Garcia A Speedy Recovery
 
Two-time world champion Javier Fortuna, his promoter Sampson Lewkowicz and their entire team sincerely wish fellow lightweight contender Ryan Garcia a speedy recovery.

Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs) and Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) were to have faced off in a July 9 blockbuster showdown streamed live on DAZN, however, Garcia announced to his 8.6 million followers today that he is withdrawing from the fight to recuperate his health and wellbeing.
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  On This Day: April 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina:
Sebastian Lujan TKO'd Diego Arias in the 4th round - Non Title.
Magdeburg, Germany:
Lukas Konecny TKO'd Filipp Bystrikov in the 7th round - NBA Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title.
Secunda, ML, South Africa:
Mzonke Fana TKO'd Laszlo Bognar in the 4th round -  WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
1998, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Gerry Penalosa and Joel Zarate fought 2 rounds to a TD - WBC Super Flyweight Title.
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA:
Roy Jones Jr. KO'd Virgil Hill in the 4th round - Non Title.
Derrick Gainer KO'd Wilson Santos in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1995, South Padre Island, Texas, USA:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Silva - WBC Lightweight Title.
Agapito Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Jose Pantaleon - WBC International Featherweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
M’Billi Still Undefeated
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Christian M’Billi, a super middleweight coming from Cameroon, Africa, stayed undefeated Thursday night in West Point, New York, in beating the Mexican Jesus Antonio Gutierrez-Vasquez by TKO.

In the fifth round, M’Billi provoked two knockdowns with solids left hooks on the chin, few seconds after he floored again his opponent with an uppercut on the jaw, and the referee intervened to declare Guiterrez-Vazquez TKO.
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  Weights From Florida - ESPN, ESPN+  
Emanuel Navarrete 126 vs. Christopher Diaz 125.8
(WBO Featherweight Title)
Edgar Berlanga 168.4 vs. Demond Nicholson 168.2
Josue Vargas 141.4 vs. Willie Shaw 139.8
Joseph Adorno 135.2 vs. Jamaine Ortiz 136.2
Orlando Gonzalez 127.6 vs. Juan Antonio Lopez 128.4
Xander Zayas 146.4 vs. Demarcus Layton 146.2
Jeremy Adorno 122 vs. Ramiro Martinez 122.2
Jaycob Gomez 129 vs. Mobley Villegas 129.4
Venue: Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Evening card (7:30 PM 1st Bell)
Daniel Gonzalez 147.5 – Evencii Dixon 149.7
Brandon Chambers 125.6 – Jonathan Gray 125.5
Colby Madison 235.3 – Antwaun Tubbs 231.2
Evan Harker 135.7 – Josh Clark 138.1
Jaqeem Hutcherson 121.6 – Jeffrey Williams 118.1
Ray Cuadrado 132.4 – Alexis Chavarria 133.5
Christopher Brooker 168.9 – Damion Hill 164

Afternoon Card (3 PM ET 1st Bell)
Victor Williams 151.9 – Leonidis Fowlkes 153,2
Stephon Morris 158.1 – Dewayne Williams 160.5
Mike Lee 142.6 – Roy McGill 139.4
Jahvel Joseph 165.5 – Carl Murphy 174.5
Steve Moore 143.4 – Phillip Davis 142.3
Willie Anderson 123.3 – John Leonardo 126.1
Nick Vitone 143.8 – Matt Gaver 143.6

Promoter: Jeter Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena


  On This Day: April 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Chiapas, Mexico:
Jorge Arce KO'd Melchor Cob Castro in the 5th round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Corrie Sanders in the 8th round - Vacant WBC Heavyweight Title.
2003, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA:
Ishe Smith won a 10 round UD over Sam Garr - Non Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Felix St Kitts in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2001, Liverpool, Merseyside, England:
Sebastian Rothman TKO'd Mark Hobson in the 9th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
Silence Mabuza won a 6 round decision over Anthony Hanna - Non Title.
Houma, Louisiana, USA:
Luis Collazo won a 4 round decision over Terry Dominic - Non Title.
1999, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Henry Castillo in the 7th round - Non Title.
München, Germany:
Ahmed Kotiev TKO'd Peter Malinga in the 3rd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Big Foot Martin in the 8th round - Non Title.
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Gabriel Mira in the 4th round - WBC Flyweight Title.

  Erika Cruz Captures First World Title, Upsets Three-Division World Champion Jelena Mrdjenovich  
Mexico’s Erika Cruz won the biggest fight of her career with a dominating technical decision upset over long-reigning WBA Featherweight World Champion Jelena Mrdjenovich in Thursday night’s Ring City USA main event on NBC Sports Network and live from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Cruz (13-1-0, 3 KOs) cut short the title reign of three-division world champion Mrdjenovich (41-11-2, 19 KOs) as she attempted to make her sixth defense of the WBA crown. Cruz, 30, came out fast and overwhelmed the champion with wide, yet effective, power punches and a barrage of combinations. This was the first time that Cruz did not have her father and lead trainer Guillermo Cruz in her corner.
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  Christian Mbilli Sending Message
To The Super Middleweights
 
Christian Mbilli (18-0-0, 17 KOs) maintained his immaculate record tonight against Jesus Antonio Gutierrez (27-5-2, 14 KOs) at the Military Academy at West Point in New York on Twitch Tv. It was accompanied by his coaches Marc Ramsay and Samuel Décarie that Mbilli managed to put an end to hostilities during the 5th assault against Gutierrez.
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  Navarrete vs. Diaz & Berlanga
vs. Nicholson Press Conference
 
Central Florida will turn into Northern Puerto Rico on Saturday evening when two of the island's favorite boxers look to make emphatic statements.

In the main event from a sold-out Silver Spurs Arena, two-weight Mexican world champion Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete will make the first defense of his WBO featherweight world title against Puerto Rican challenger Christopher "Pitufo" Diaz. The co-feature will see Edgar "The Chosen One" Berlanga, 16-0 with 16 first-round knockouts, test himself against veteran contender Demond Nicholson in an eight-round super middleweight tilt.
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  On This Day: April 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Nagoya, Japan:
Hideki Todaka TKO'd Yokthai in the 11th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Memphis, Tennessee:
Michael Nunn KO'd Crawford Ashley in the 6th round to Retain the WBA Super Middleweight Championship.
1990, Los Angeles, California:
Paul Banke KO'd Daniel Zaragoza in the 9th round to win the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Berk-Sur-Mer, France:
Simon Bown KO'd Tyrone Trice in the 14th round to win the Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
1978, Los Angeles, California:
Little Red Lopez KO'd Jose DePaula in the 6th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
1977, Inglewood, California:
Carlos Zarate KO'd Alfonso Zamora in the 4th round , Non-Title bout between WBC Bantamweight Champion (Zarate) and WBA Bantamweight Champion (Zamora).

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Germain vs. Claggett Rematch
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer super lightweight (140 pounds) Mathieu Germain will dispute a rematch with Steve Glaggett, from Calgary, Alberta, May 15th at the Hilton Hôtel in Québec City. The first fight between these two fighters finished by a win by split decision for Germain January 26th, 2019 at the Montréal Casino. The fight was extremely close. Germain has a pro record of 18-2-1, versus 29-6-2 for Claggett.
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  Weights From NY - NBCSN, Twitch  
Jelena Mrdjenovich 125.2 vs. Erika Cruz 125.8
(WBA Female Featherweight Title)
Juan Pablo Romero 143 vs. Denier Berrio 141.8
Bobirzhan Mominov 146.2 vs. Angel Ruiz 146.6
Christian Mbilli 167.4 vs. Jesus Antonio Gutierrez 167.4
Jalan Walker 125.8 vs. Angel Antonio Contreras 126.4
Daniel Bailey 129.6 vs. Luis Alvarado 130

Venue: U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY
Promoter: Ring City USA


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

  Super Featherweight Champion Jamel Herring Discusses Thursday’s Ring City USA Card  
WBO Super Featherweight World Title Jamel Herring will serve as a guest commentator on Ring City USA’s Thursday night telecast, live from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and around the United States on NBC Sports Network.

Herring enters the broadcast booth fresh off a career-defining win on April 3 when he knocked out two-division world champion Carl Frampton in the sixth round to successfully defend his super featherweight title for the third time. Herring was the captain of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team and a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, having served two tours of duty in Iraq.
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  Middleweight Prospect Armando Resendiz
Earns Split-Decision Over Quilisto Madera
 
Undefeated lightweight Frank Martin stopped previously unbeaten Jerry Perez in the seventh-round Tuesday night headlining FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

The battle of rising lightweight prospects saw Martin (13-0, 10 KOs) breakthrough in that seventh round, as he landed a crushing left hook that floored Perez late in the frame. Perez (13-1, 10 KOs) was able to rise to his feet, but a follow up attack from Martin forced referee Jerry Cantu to waive off the bout 2:59 into the round.
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  Harper & Choi Meet In Super
Featherweight Unification May 15
 
Terri Harper will put her WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight World Titles on the line against undefeated WBA World Champion Hyun-Mi Choi on a huge night of action at the AO Arena, Manchester on Saturday May 15 that also sees the return of rising Light-Heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi plus three European Title fights, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.
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  On This Day: April 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Galati, Romania:
Lucian Bute KO'd Donnie McCrary in the 4th round - NABA Super Middleweight Title.
Hollywood, California:
Carl Froch TKO'd Henry Porras in the 8th round - Froch's American Debut.
2001, Erfurt, Germany:
Alexander Gurov TKO'd Torsten May in the 8th round - Vacant European (EBU) Cruiserweight Title.
Markus Beyer KO'd Manuel Lopez in the 7th round -  WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
1999:
Wilfredo Rivera won a 10 round UD over Angel Hernandez - Non Title.
1998, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA:
Hasim Rahman KO'd Steve Pannell in the 2nd round - USBA Heavyweight Title.
Larry Donald won a 10 round UD over Ross Puritty - Non Title.
1997, Inglewood, California, USA:
Juan Manuel Marquez won a 12 round UD over Agapito Sanchez - WBO NABO Featherweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Enrique Jupiter in the 6th round - Mexican Super Bantamweight Title

  Germain vs. Claggett II In Quebec On May 15  
Despite the cancellation of the boxing gala that was scheduled for April 17, Eye of the Tiger Management has never raised the white flag and maintained their efforts to find solutions allowing boxing fans to be presented with quality events on Quebec soil. However, the Public Health of the Capitale-Nationale gave the green light to the organization to hold a boxing gala following the proposed protocol. This boxing evening, which will be presented behind closed doors, live on Punching Grace on May 15, will take place at the Hilton hotel in Quebec City. This event, presented by La Queen beer and Mise-O-Jeu, will feature the long-awaited rematch between Mathieu “G-Time” Germain (18-2-1, 8 K.- O.) and Steve “The Dragon »Claggett (29-6-2, 19 K.-O.).
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  Erislandy Lara Training Camp Quotes  
Cuban star and WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara previewed his quest to become a three-time, two-division champion as he prepares to take on Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna for the WBA Middleweight Title headlining FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday, May 1 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
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  Undefeated Lightweights Jamaine Ortiz vs. Joseph Adorno Featured This Sat In Florida On ESPN+  
Rarely do undefeated prospects with double-digit victories fight each other because of the perceived risk like lightweights Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz (14-0, 8 KOs) and Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (14-0-1, 12 KOs) will do this Saturday night, April 24th, at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida.

The 8-round Adorno vs. Ortiz fight, streaming live on ESPN+, will be on the Top Rank card headlined (on ESPN) by WBO World featherweight champion Emanuel Navarette (32-1, 24 KOs) defending his title against challenger Christopher Diaz (26-2, 16 KOs).
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  Featherweight World Title Fight Between Jelena Mrdjenovich & Erika Cruz Hernandez To Headline Thursday Night’s Ring City USA Event On NBCSN  
On Thursday night, Ring City USA will return with another high-stakes world title main event when Jelena Mrdjenovich makes the sixth defense of her WBA Featherweight World Title against Erika Cruz Hernandez, live from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and on NBC Sports Network. The main card on NBCSN will feature two additional bouts beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, with a three-fight undercard beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT around the world on Twitch.
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  On This Day: April 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Gdansk, Poland:
Michael Trabant won a 12 round UD over Christian Bladt -  European (EBU) Welterweight Title.
Dariusz Michalczewski KO'd Joey DeGrandis in the 2nd round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Jose Luis Castillo - WBC Lightweight Title.
Stevie  Johnston won a 12 round MD over Alejandro Gonzalez - Non Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Charles Brewer - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1996, Brentwood, Essex, England:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mark Delaney in the 5th round - British Super Middleweight Title.
Levallois, France:
Jean Baptiste Mendy won a 12 round UD over Lamar Murphy - Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
Grand Forks, North Dakota:
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Lou Del Valle - WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Ruben Torres Remains Unbeaten
With First Round Knockout
 
Today at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA, Thompson Boxing Promotions hosted the second edition of their popular 3.2.1. Boxing series of 2021.

In the 8-round main event, super lightweight prospect Ruben "Ace" Torres (15-0, 12 KOs) dropped Diego Contreras (11-4, 5 KOs) twice in the opening round. The first knockdown came when Torres landed a vicious left hook to the head, while the second one happened by way of a left hook to the body. The referee saw enough and stopped the bout at the 1:04 mark of round one. Torres remains unbeaten and will look to step up in his next fight, with the thoughts of getting ranked in the top 15.
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  Samir Ziani Calls Out Tervin Farmer:
"Farmer Has Chickened Out" Of WBC Eliminator"
 
European Super Featherweight Champion Samir Ziani (32-3-1, 7 KOs) has called out Tervin “American Idol” Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs), former International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight Champion, to fight June 5th for the WBC Silver belt in a World Boxing Council (WBC) elimination fight. The winner would position himself for a title fight against WBC World champion Oscar Valdez.
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  Andrade Tells Fellow Middleweight Kings To Step-Up  
Demetrius Andrade wants his fellow champions to step-up after he defended his WBO World Middleweight crown on points against the spirited challenge of Liam Williams on Saturday night, live worldwide on DAZN.

Andrade made it an unblemished 30 wins from 30 in the paid ranks against the Welshman, getting the win 118-109 twice and 116-111 on the scorecards, and the 33 year old and his promoter Eddie Hearn said it’s time for fellow champions Jermall Charlo (WBC), Gennadiy Golovkin (IBF) and Ryota Murata (WBA) to make unification fights.
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  On This Day: April 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Fresno, California, USA:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.  won a 12 round UD over Victoriano Sosa - WBC Lightweight Title.
Miguel Cotto KO'd Joel Perez in the 4th round - Non Title.
2002, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:
Danny Green KO'd Paul Smallman in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Pan Pacific Super Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinyan KO'd Prasob Nookliang in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl KO'd Eidy Moya in the 9th round - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Thomas Damgaard won an 8 round UD over Abdel Mehidi - Non Title Bout.
1997, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA:
Frankie Liles TKO'd Segundo Mercado in the 5th round - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd John David Jackson in the 7th round - IBF Middleweight Title
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Guy Stanford in the 1st round - Non Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Tony Limones in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1996, Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico:
Israel Vazquez KO'd Joel Nolasco in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Kendrick Ball Jr. Hits Home Run vs. Bryan Vera  
Former New England middleweight champion Kendrick “Peppa” Ball, Jr. turned in a career-best performance in last night’s main event against dangerous Bryan “The Warrior” Vera on the evening portion of the “Crossroads” day-night doubleheader, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at New England Sports Center in Derry, New Hampshire.
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  Soto Defends World Title Against Takayama
On Canelo vs. Saunders Undercard May 8
 
Elwin Soto will defend his WBO World Light-Flyweight title against Katsunari Takayama as the chief-support bout to the blockbuster Super-Middleweight unification clash between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders on May 8 at AT&T stadium in Arlington, TX, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico).

Soto (18-1 12 KOs) fights under the Matchroom banner for the first time on the show having penned a deal with Eddie Hearn last week. The Mexican makes the third defense of the crown he ripped from Angel Acosta in dramatic fashion with a final round KO win in California in June 2019 and has seen off the challenges of Edward Heno in October 2019 and Carlos Butrago last October.
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  Andrey Fedosov Destroys Majidov In 1st Round  
Andrey Fedosov threw himself right into the middle of the heavyweight mix with an explosive opening round destruction of undefeated former amateur star Mahammadrasul Majidov at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Fedosov landed a booming right hand that sent Majidov crashing down on his back to the point where is right lehg buckled underneath him. Clearly hurt, Majidov slowly got to his feet, but ate another flush right that sent him down again and the fight was over just 84 seconds after it began.
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  On This Day: April 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, Manchester, England:
Carl Thompson won a 12 round UD over Chris Eubank - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Damon Reed in the 1st round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Wilfredo Vazquez in the 7th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Karl Taylor in the 1st round - Non Title.
Junior Witter won a 6 round Decision over Jan Bergman - Non Title.
Aachen, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Julius Francis in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Antonio Diaz KO'd Alberto Cortes in the 2nd round - IBA Light Welterweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 10 round UD over Gustavo Cuello - Non Title.
Oba Carr won a 10 round UD over Juan Carlos Rodriguez - Non Title.
Diego Corrales KO'd Juan Carlos Salazar in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Ike Quartey TKO'd Ralph Jones in the 5th round - WBA Welterweight Title.
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Marco Antonio Barrera - WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Joel Casamayor TKO'd Francisco Valdez in the 4rd round Non Title.

  Weights From Florida - DAZN  
Demetrius Andrade 159.5 vs. Liam Williams
(WBO Middleweight Title)
Carlos Gongora 167.75 vs. Christopher Pearson 167.5
Mahammadrasul Majidov 232 vs. Andrey Fedosov 224.5
Arthur Biyarslanov 136.5 vs. Israel Mercado 136.75
Otha Jones III 134.5 vs. Jorge Castaneda 135
Alexis Espino 166.25 vs. Ty McLeod 164.25
Aaron Aponte 140 vs. Javier Martinez 138.25

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


  Weights From Los Angeles - FOX  
Tony Harrison 154.8 vs. Bryant Perrella 153.8
Omar Juárez 142 vs. Elías Araujo 141.8 Lbs.
Vito Mielnicki, Jr. 151.2 vs. James Martin 152
Chávez Barrientes 122.6 vs. Luís Váldes 123
Efetobor Apochi 198.2 vs. Deon Nicholson 193.6
Darwin Price 142 vs. Saul Corral 143.8
Ángel Barrientes 120.8 vs. Ulises Rosales 121

Venue: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Dylan Price 117.6 vs. Elias Joaquino 118.6
Donald Smith 129.5 vs. Braulio Avila 134.2
Isiah Johnson 138.6 vs. David Loureiro 138.8
Naheem Parker 135.6 vs. Matt Apolinaris 134.1
Boimah Karmo 148.2 vs. Rahiem Cooke 152.2

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: Price Promotions


  Weights From New Hampshire  
Night Card:
Kendrick Ball, Jr. 166.5 vs. Bryan Vera 168
Ryan Dibartolomeo 146.5 vs. Marquis Bates 145
Scott Lampert 180 vs. Larry Pryor 190
Francis Hogan 153 vs. Larry Smith 153
Alfredo Trevino 253 vs. Justin Rolfe 263
Aquilando Brandao 148.5 vs. Denzel Whitley 149
Dormedes Potes 153 vs. Jahyae Brown 151
Julien Baptiste 156.5 vs. Bruno Dias 158
Anthony Andreozzi 146.5 vs. Dustin Reinhold 149
Carlos Castillo 155 vs. Theo Desjardin 155 lbs.

Day Card:
Brandon Berry 147 vs. Gael Ibarra 147
Mike Marshall 244 vs. Tracey Johnson 235
Marco Nascimento 202.8 vs. Jimmy Torney 269
Jader Alves 146 vs. Eric Goff 145.5
Demek Edmonds 199 vs. Francisco Neto 200
Mike Ohan, Jr. 145 vs. Rynell Griffin 153.5
Steve Walker 200 vs. Yan Pellerin 198
Omar Borday, Jr. 146 vs. Dewayne Wisdom 149

Venue: New England Sports Center, Derry, New Hampshire.
Promoter: Granite Chin Promotions


  On This Day: April 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, New York, New York,:
John Ruiz TKO'd Fres Oquendo in the 11th round - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd and Andrew Golota fought to a 12 round DRAW - IBF Heavyweight Title.
Wayne Braithwaite won a 12 round UD over Louis Azille - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Navarro won a 12 round UD over Jorge Luis Gonzalez - IBA Continental Super Flyweight Title.
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Roque Cassiani in the 10th round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade KO'd Errol Banner in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Sassari, Italy:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Salvatore Fanni in the 6th round - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Indio, California, USA:
Shane Mosley TKO'd John Brown in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Angel Manfredy won a 10 round UD over Ivan Robinson - Non Title.
1998, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Cesar Leon in the 8th round - Mexican Featherweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Ben Tackie KO'd Edwin Santana in the 10th round - Vacant IBA Americas Lightweight Title.
Wayne McCullough won a 10 round UD over Antonio Salas - Non Title.

  Jaime Munguia To Now Return
On June 19 Live On DAZN
 
Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KO's) will now make his highly anticipated return to the ring on June 19 live on DAZN at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center. His initial return date of April 23 has been rescheduled following an elbow injury suffered by D’Mitrius Ballard (20-0-1, 13 KO's).

Additional details for the event, including his opponent, will be announced shortly.


  Demetrius Andrade vs. Liam Williams
Plus Undercard Press Conference Quotes
 
Demetrius Andrade – Providence, Rhode Island – 29-0, 18 KOs – defending his WBO World Middleweight Title against Liam Williams:
“I don’t know until I get in there with Williams. They all say they’re going to do something to me, knock me out, beat me up, snatch my belt, they’ve all got a plan until they get hit and then it’s a different story.”

“It’s all good, it’s part of the hype, it’s part of their job to do what they need to do to get in their mind but at the end of the day I end up getting mind control over them anyway and we do what we do and get the W.”
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  Showtime & Premier Boxing Champions
Unveil Loaded Five-Month Boxing Schedule
 
SHOWTIME Sports and Premier Boxing Champions today unveiled a loaded five-month boxing schedule of nine high-stakes world championship events beginning Saturday, May 15, live on SHOWTIME. The schedule delivers two events per month through August. Thirteen matchups have been announced thus far with no less than seven world title fights, and 12 fighters defending undefeated records. The lineup features many of boxing’s best young fighters taking on career-defining challenges in their primes. All fights on the schedule will take place before a live audience, keeping with applicable local COVID-19 safety protocols.
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  On This Day: April 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dandenong, Australia:
Sam Soliman TKO'd Moechrody in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Pan Pacific Middleweight Title.
Vic Darchinian TKO'd Falazona Fidal in the 2nd round.
2003, Nottingham, England:
Carl Froch TKO'd Michael Monaghan in the 3rd round.
Herbie Hide TKO'd Derek McCafferty in the 7th round.
Padre Island, Texas:
Kennedy McKinney won a 12 round MD over Welcome Ncita to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marlon Staring retained his WBA Welterweight Title when he and Mark Breland fought to a 12 round Draw.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Rodolfo Aguilar in the 6th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1952, Chicago, Illinois:
Sugar Ray Robinson KO'd Rocky Graziano in the 3rd round to retain the World Middleweight Title.

  Miguel Marriaga Meets Jorge Garcia On Boxeo EstrellaTV April 30 From The Fit Center In Mexico City  
Miguel Marriaga is back! "The Scorpion" takes on formidable Mexican fighter Jose “Chicharo” Garcia on Friday, April 30, in Mexico City for the WBC Fecarbox Featherweight Championship in EstrellaTV’s "Boxeo EstrellaTV" at 10 P.M. ET/9 p.m CT. The fight will be the fierce main event, with the action starting with eight round matches featuring Jalisco's Diego “Azabache” Torres (7-0 & 7KO’s) vs. Mexico City’s Andres “Pug” Periban (9-7-1) in a lightweight matchup, and Diego “Maravilla” Carmona (8-1 & 7KO’s) vs. Carlos "Pitbull" Zavala (5-4 & 2KO’s) in a super welterweight bout. Estrella Media, a leading vertically integrated, multiplatform, Spanish-language media company in the U.S., presents the two-hour fight broadcast live from the Fit Center in Mexico City.
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  Christian Mbilli Will Finally Face Jesus Antonio Gutierrez Velazquez On April 22 In New York  
The duel of Christian Mbilli (17-0-0, 16 KOs) which was scheduled for March 18, 2021 in Puerto Rico against Ievgen Khytrov had to be canceled since the Ukrainian has not been able to get an optimal training camp considering the fact that he fought the Covid-19. Jesus Antonio Gutierrez Velazquez (27-4-2, 14 K.-O.) is the one who finally came to an agreement with the Mbilli clan to face him, on April 22, at the Military Academy of West Point in New York . In addition, their clash will be available exclusively on the Twitch web platform.
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  On This Day: April 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Hanover, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski TKO'd Graciano Rocchigiani in the 10th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Fernando Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ike Quartey to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1996, Hammanskral, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu TKO'd Pablo Osuna in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1985, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marvin Hagler TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Middleweight title in the Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.
1984, Detroit, Michigan:
Milt McCrory TKO'd Gilles Elbilia in the 6th round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
1978, Panama City, Panama:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO'd Cecilio Lastra in the 13th round to win the WBA Featherweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Salvador Sanchez won a 10 round decision over Juan Escobar (Sanchez down twice).

  New Opponent For Omar Juarez In FOX PBC Fight Night Co-Main Event This April 17 From Los Angeles  
Undefeated super lightweight sensation Omar “El Relampago” Juárez will take on Argentina’s Elías “El Macho” Araujo in a 10-round showdown that serves as the FOX PBC Fight Night co-main event and on FOX Deportes this Saturday, April 17 from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
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  Ryan Garcia To Defend Interim WBC Lightweight Title Against Javier Fortuna July 9 On DAZN  
Rising lightweight star Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) will defend his interim WBC Lightweight Championship against experienced southpaw contender Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The fight will take place on Friday, July 9 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, including the United States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
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  On This Day: April 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, New York, New York, MSG Theatre:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Keith Holmes - WBC, IBF Middleweight Title.
Nelson Dieppa KO'd Andy Tabanas in the 11th round - Vacant WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Serguei Lyakhovich won an 8 round UD over Sedrick Fields - Non Title.
2000, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico:
Guty Espadas Jr. won an 11 round TD over Luisito Espinosa - Vacant WBC Featherweight Title. (Accidental Head butt Stoppage)
1998, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Andrew Golota KO'd Eli Dixon in the 6th round - Non Title.
Zab Judah KO'd Angel Beltre in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Micky Ward KO'd Mark Fernandez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Eric Harding won a 6 round Decision over Levan Easley - Non Title.
Vivian Harris KO'd Carlos Nevarez in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Osaka, Japan:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 12 round UD over Joichiro Tatsuyoshi - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

  Andrade Warns Williams: "Back Your Words Up"  
Demetrius Andrade has warned Liam Williams to back up his talk as he defends his WBO World Middleweight title on Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Fl. on Saturday April 17, live worldwide on DAZN and in association with Queensberry Promotions.
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  Calzaghe Backs Williams To Land World Title  
Joe Calzaghe has backed Liam Williams to become Wales’ latest World champion as he prepares to face Demetrius Andrade for the WBO World Middleweight title on Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Fl. on Saturday April 17, live worldwide on DAZN and in association with Queensberry Promotions.
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  On This Day: April 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Campione d'Italia, Italy:
Michelle Piccirillo won a 12 round UD over Cory Spinks - Vacant IBF Welterweight Title.
Silvio Branco won a 6 round decision over Ramdane Serdjane - Non Title.
Chester, West Virginia:
David Tua TKO'd Fres Oquendo in the 9th round - NABF Heavyweight Title.
Ray Austin and Lance Whitaker fought to a 10 round DRAW.
2001, Hampton, Virginia:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd Danny Wofford in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2000, Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA:
Librado Andrade KO'd Terry Smith in the 2nd round - Non Title.
London, England:
Sam Soliman won a 6 round decision over Paul Wesley.
1997, Köln, Germany:
Sven Ottke TKO'd Jason Hart in the 2nd Round - Non Title.
Timo Hoffman won a 6 round decision over Mike Robinson.
Markus Beyer TKO'd Isidore Janvier in the 5th round - Non Title.
1996, Boston, Massachusetts:
Dana Rosenblatt KO'd Howard Davis Jr. in the 2nd round - WBU Middleweight Title.
Micky Ward KO'd Louis Veader in the 9th round - WBU Middleweight Title.

  On This Day: April 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round SD over Oscar Leon to Retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Kevin Kelley in the 4th round.
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Steve Dotse in a Bantamweight Bout.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Pernell Whitaker to win the WBC Welterweight Title.
Paulie Ayala won a 10 round Decision over Nestor Lopez.
Micky Ward KO'd Alfonso Sanchex in the 7th round.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Bobby Giepert in the 1st round.
Raul Marquez TKO'd Anthony Stephens in the 9th round to win the Vacant IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Cesar Soto KO'd Elias Quiroz in the 2nd round.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Tyrone Armstead in the 4th round.
1996, Netherland Antilles:
Pernell Whitaker was give a 12 round SD win over Wilfredo Rivera to retain the WBC Welterweight Title. (One of the worst decisions this writer ever saw)
Ike Quartey TKO'd Vince Phillips in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1981, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Sean O'Grady won a 15 round UD over Hilmer Kenty to win the WBA Lightweight Title.

  Smith Jr. Defeats Vlasov &
Grabs WBO Light Heavy Strap
"A Working Class Hero Is Something To Be"
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank via Getty Images

When it was announced that Light heavyweights Joe Smith Jr. (27-3, 21 KO’s) and Maxim Vlasov (45-4,26 KO’s) would meet in a battle for the vacant WBO World Light Heavy Title those in the know marked their calendars, this was a cannot miss attraction. Of course, we had to wait a little longer than expected as Covid reared its ugly head postponing the original date, but when the two finally met in front of 500 fans in Oklahoma the fight produced everything we expected and more.
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  Brutal Benn Blitzes Vargas In One Round  
Conor Benn wiped out Samuel Vargas inside the opening round to retain his WBA Continental Welterweight Title at the Copper Box Arena in London, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.

'The Destroyer' lived up to his name as he took just 1 minute and 20 seconds to progress to 18-0 with twelve knockouts, sending out a brutal warning to his Welterweight rivals.
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  On This Day: April 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Laemson Beach, Chumporn, Thailand:
Terdsak Jandaeng won a 12 round UD over Jesse Maca - WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight Title.
2003, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA:
Anthony Bonsante TKO'd Marris Virgil in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, Columbia, South Carolina:
O'Neil Bell KO'd Mohammad Benguesmia in the 4th round - Non Title.
1997, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York:
David Telesco TKO'd Ernest Mateen - New York State Light Heavyweight Title.
James Butler KO'd Gerald Holmes in the 1st round - Non Title.
1996, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Wilbur Garst in the 7th round - Non Title.
Texas, Dallas:
Sharmba Mitchell KO'd Gilberto Flores - WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Title.
Ike Ibeabuchi KO'd Gary Butler KO'd Gary Butler in the 1st round - Non Title.
1995, Levallois, France:
Zeljko Mavrovic TKO'd Christophe Bizot in the 11th round - Vacant European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Winky Wright won a 10 round Decision over Leon Cessiron - Non Title.

  Arslanbek Makhmudov To Face Nagy Aguilera In
Co-Main Event Of Munguia vs. Ballard On April 23
 
Heavyweight monster Arslanbek “Lion” Makhmudov (11-0, 11 KOs) will make his highly anticipated United States debut as he defends his NABF title against Nagy “Dominican Dynamite” Aguilera(21-10, 14 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event of Munguia vs. Ballard. The bout will be presented in association with Eye of the Tiger Management.
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  Weights From Tulsa, OK - ESPN  
Joe Smith Jr. 174.8 vs. Maxim Vlasov 175
(WBO Light Heavyweight Title)
Efe Ajagba 239.6 vs. Brian Howard 218
Robson Conceicao 128.4 vs. Jesus Antonio Ahumada 129.2
Jared Anderson 251.8 vs. Jeremiah Karpency 226.6
Duke Ragan 125.8 vs. Charles Clark 126.6
Albert Bell 132.2 vs. Manuel Rey Rojas 132
Trey Lippe 225.8 vs. Jason Bergman 256
Sonny Conto 230.4 vs. Waldo Cortes 262
Jeremiah Milton 232.8 vs. Jayvone Dafney 222.6

Venue: Osage Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Conor Benn 146.75 vs. Samuel Vargas 146.25
(WBA Continental Welterweight Title)
Shannon Courtenay 117.15 vs. Ebanie Bridges 117
(WBA Female Bantamweight Title)
Savannah Marshall 159.4 vs. Maria Lindberg 155
(WBO Female Middleweight Title)
Alexander Espinoza 117.5 vs. Kash Farooq 117.3
Nick Campbell 249 vs. Petr Frohlich 226.7
John Hedges 178.1 vs. Stanko Jermelic 174

Venue: Copper Box Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom


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

  D’Mitrius Ballard Steps In To Face Jaime Munguia April 23 Live On DAZN In El Paso, Texas  
Middleweight contender D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (20-0-1, 13 KOs) will step in to face Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship after Maciej Sulecki was forced to pull out of the fight due to an injury. The event will now take place on Friday, April 23 at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MDT/9:00 p.m. ET.
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  Joe Smith Jr. & Maxim Vlasov
Ready For Saturday Showdown
 
Joe Smith Jr., the small business owner and former union construction worker from Long Island, just wants to fight. Smith, who operates Team Smith Tree Service with his father, hopes to chop down Maxim Vlasov and win the vacant WBO light heavyweight world title Saturday evening at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma (ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN, 10 p.m. ET).
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  Benn vs. Vargas & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn: “We’re here back in London after a whirlwind global tour that continues. Two weeks ago we were in sunny Gibraltar for an incredible event with Dillian Whyte against Alexander Povetkin. Last weekend in Uzbekistan for a thrilling night with over 10,000 people in attendance for the homecoming heroes.
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  On This Day: April 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Temecula, California:
Oscar Larios TKO'd Miguel Escamilla in the 10th round to retain the Mexican Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Reno, Nevada:
Tracy Harris Patterson won a 12 round UD over Richard Duran to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Santos Cardona to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Buddy McGirt won a 12 round UD over Livingstone Bramble.
1992, Celano, Italy:
Gianfranco Rossi TKO'd Angel Hernandez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Carlos DeLeon in the 8th round to unify the WBC, WBA, and IBF Cruiserweight Titles.
Meldrick Taylor TKO'd Ivan Gonzalez in the 5th round.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas & Dicaire Will Have World
Championship Bouts In Montréal In June
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter Yvon Michel, the president of the GYM Group in Montréal, confirmed that the Montrealers Oscar Rivas, a Columbian, and Marie-Eve Dicaire, will have world championship bouts in June in Montréal.

Rivas (27-1-0) will fight the American Bryant Jennings (24-4-0) in a WBC bridgerweight (224 pounds) world title fight, and Dicaire will face the Swedish Patricia Berghuit (14-0-0) in a WBC female super welterweight (154 pounds) world championship fight.
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  Light Heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali Eager To Display Improved Skills Working With Trainer Bones Adams  
Hard-punching light heavyweight fan favorite Ahmed Elbiali says he can’t wait to show off the new skills he’s developed while working with trainer and former world super bantamweight champion Clarence “Bones” Adams.

Cairo-born Elbiali (20-1, 17 KOs) relocated from his adopted home in Miami three years ago to work with Adams at his private gym in Las Vegas and, at first, things didn’t go as well as hoped.
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  EOTTM Opts For Gala In Russia Featuring
Artem Oganesyan & Ivan Kozlovsky May 21
 
Although the Eye of the Tiger Management boxing gala which was scheduled for April 17 at the Videotron Center in Quebec City has been canceled, Camille Estephan and his team did not waste a second to find new opportunities for their boxers. Indeed, Artem Oganesyan (12-0-0, 10 K.-O.) as well as the amazing new Russian tiger, Ivan Kozlovsky (2-0-0, 1 K.-O.), will return to the arena in Moscow on May 21, live on Punching Grace.
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  On This Day: April 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Kalasin, Thailand:
Sornpichai Kratingdaenggym TKO'd Gilberto Gonzalez in the 5th round to win the WBA Flyweight Title.
Detroit, Michigan:
Uriah Grant TKO'd Thomas Hearns in the 2nd round to retain the IBO Cruiserweight Title. Hearns injured his ankle.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Roger Turner in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Oliver McCall won a 12 round UD over Larry Holmes to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Luis Santana retained the WBC Light Middleweight Title when Terry Norris was DQ'd for hitting after the bell. Norris lost the title to Santana by being DQ'd in their previous bout. Finally in their 3rd bout Norris regained the title by TKO'ing Santana in the 3rd round.
Bruce Seldon TKO'd Tony Tucker in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBA Heavyweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez won a 12 round UD over Giovanni Parisi to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Tucaman, Argentina:
Julio Cesar Vasquez won a 12 round UD over Ricardo Raul Nunez to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.

  Michael Dutchover Takes On Ivan Leon Benitez
May 28 At Reed Arena In College Station, Texas
 
Memorial Day weekend promises to start out with a bang, as junior welterweight Michael Dutchover will look to thrill his Lone Star State fans when he takes on Ivan Leon Benitez in the headlining 10-round bout of what will be an explosive night of boxing on Friday, May 28th at Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University and LIVE and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®., the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports. The card will begin at 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT /4 PM PT.
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  Joe Smith Jr. Recaps His Rise To The
Top Of The Light Heavyweight Division
 
JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (26-3 21KO’S) will challenge for the vacant WBO World Light Heavyweight Title in the main event on ESPN against Russian veteran, MAXIM VLASOV (45-3 26KO’s). The fight was rescheduled from February 13, to April 10, due to Vlasov testing positive for COVID-19.

The WBO world title is up for grabs after it was vacated by pound for pound star, Canelo Alvarez in December of 2019 after he knocked out then champion, Sergey Kovalev. Now on April 10th, live on ESPN, Joe Smith Jr. will be seeking to win the World Championship and further solidify his increasing reputation as one of the top and most fan-beloved light-heavyweights in the world.
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  On This Day: April 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Burbank, California, USA:
Yory Boy Campas KO'd Rigoberto Placenia in the 2nd round - WBC Mundo Hispano middleweight Title.
2001, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Naseem Hamed - Vacant IBO
Featherweight Title - Barrera deducted one point in 12th for intentionally slamming Hamed's head into a turnbuckle. I felt he should have been awarded a point for this :-)
Fernando Velardez TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 6th round - Non Title.
Omar Sheika TKO'd Stephane Ouellet in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Jermaine Taylor TKO'd Kenny Stubbs in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Verona, New York, USA:
Terrance Cauthen won a 10 round UD over Jose Narvaez - Non Title.
1998, Harrahs Casino, Cherokee, North Carolina:
Antwun Echols TKO'd Kevin Tillman in the 8th round - NABF , USBA Middleweight Titles.
Jimmy Thunder won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon - Non Title.

  Khan Warns Benn Over Vargas Threat  
Amir Khan has warned Conor Benn about the "dangerous" power of Samuel Vargas "which can cause any fighter problems" and says the 24-year-old is taking a "massive step-up" when he risks his unbeaten record and WBA Continental Title against the Canadian-Colombian warrior this Saturday, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.
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  On This Day: April 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Nelson KO'd Ezra Sellers in the 8th round - WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Harry Simon won a 12 round UD over Armand Krajnc - WBO Middleweight Title.
2001, Grosseto, Italy:
Yawe Davis KO'd Neil Simpson in the 3rd round - Vacant European (EBU) Light Heavyweight Title.
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico:
Kermin Guardia won a 12 round UD over Juan Keb Baas - WBO Minimumweight Title.
Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Frank Toledo won a 12 round UD over Mbulelo Botile - IBF Featherweight Title.
Mohamad Abdulaev won a 4 round UD over Mahan Washington - Pro Debut for Abdulaev.
2000, Worley, Idaho:
Eliecer Castillo won a 10 round UD over Frankie Swindell - Non Title.
Zuri Lawrence won a 10 round UD over Mike Sedillo - Non Title.
1996, Hannover, Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO'd Asluddin Umarov in the 5th round - WBO Light .
Heavyweight Title
1993, Rochester, New York:
Oscar De La Hoya won an 8 round UD over Mike Grable - Non Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux And Kean Won’t Fight
April 17th In Québec City
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Ranked second contender by the WBC in the super middleweight (168 pounds) division, ranked third contender by the WBA and the WBO, the Montrealer David Lemieux was supposed to be involved in the main event of the boxing show that the promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, was planning to present April 17th at the Vidéotron Centre in Québec City, But Estephan confirmed that this boxing show is cancelled.
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  On This Day: April 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Vince Phillips - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Wayne Elcock won a 12 round UD over Anthony Farnell - WBU Middleweight Title.
Junior Witter TKO'd Jurgen Haeck in the 4th round -  European (EBU-EU) Light Welterweight Title.
Leipzig, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round SD over Eric Lucas - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Calvin Grove in the 1st round - Non Title
Kevin Kelly TKO'd Nico Toriri in the 7th round - PABA Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu won a 12 round SD over Kennedy McKinney - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Tua TKO'd Oleg Maskaev in the 11th round - WBC Intl. Heavyweight Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Paul Denard in the 4th round - Non Title.
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Francisco De Assis in the 1st round - Non Title.
Robbie Peden TKO'd Willeson Spann in the 3rd round - Non Title.

  Jamel Herring Stops Carl Frampton In 6
To Retain Junior Lightweight World Title
 
Photos: D4G Promotions

Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring, at 35 years of age, authored the signature win of his career. Herring dominated and then stopped Carl "The Jackal" Frampton in the sixth round to retain his WBO junior lightweight world title Saturday from Caesars Bluewaters Dubai.
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  Alan Solis Wins WBC Latino Featherweight Title  
Unbeaten Mexican featherweight Alan “Lachorro” Solis captured the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title last Friday night on the RJJ Boxing event, Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing Promotions and De La O Promotions, at Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochia, Sonora, Mexico.

The 22-year-old Solis (13-0-1, 7 KOs) outboxed his dangerous opponent, Jonathan “El Fenix” Aguilar (19-9, 15 KOs), from start to finish for a unanimous 10-round unanimous decision in the main event. The new WBO featherweight champion stepped up his quality of opposition in Aguilar, who has ring experience against former world super bantamweight champion Angelo Leo, as well as world title challengers Dewayne Beamon and former Ghana Olympian Duke Micah.
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  On This Day: April 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Clermont Ferrand, France:
Salim Medjkoune won a 12 round UD over Vincenzo Gigliotti - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Mahyar Monshipour TKO'd German Guartos in the 3rd round - European (EBU) Super Bantamweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Monte Barrett won a 10 round SD over Robert Wiggins - Non Title.
Glen Johnson and Daniel Judah fought to a 10 round DRAW - Non Title.
2002, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton TKO'd Lloyd Bryan in the 3rd round -  Vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
Peter Manfredo Jr. won an 8 round UD over Grady Brewer - Non Title.
2001, Jakarta, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Fernando Montilla in the 7th round - Non Title.
1996, Udonthani, Thailand:
Samson Dutch Boy Gym KO'd Luis Sosa in the 1st round - WBF Super Flyweight Title.

  Roy Jones Jr. Says He & Oscar De La Hoya
Have Unfinished Business To Settle
 
12-time world champion, Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs), has let it be known that he is willing to battle Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) in his return to the ring fight this summer on Triller.

"I spoke to Roy today and he is feeling great, and is willing to fight Oscar De La Hoya," said Alfy Smith, Roy Jones Jr.'s trainer. "I know that they never got to fight based off weight classes before, but now would be the perfect time to give the fans a great fight that they'd thought they would get to see. De La Hoya has one of the greatest left hooks in boxing history, Roy has a devastating hook as well, we shall see who will be the real “Captain Hook.”
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  Postponing The April 17 Gala To A Further Date  
Considering the current epidemiological context as well as the tightening of health measures both in Quebec and internationally, Eye of the Tiger Management is forced to postpone its boxing gala which was set for April 17 that was to take place at the Videotron Center in Quebec on a date to be disclosed soon.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 more than a year ago, Eye of the Tiger Management has worked hard, in collaboration with Public Health and the Régie des Alcools des Courses et des Jeux, to be able to keep their athletes active and to present quality events to boxing fans.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Joey Dawejko 264 vs. Joe Jones 207.4
Nahir Albright 137 vs. Dante Cox 134.8
Benny Sinakin 174.1 vs. Afunwa King 175.5
Mike Hilton 198.7 vs. Twon Smith 199.3
Tahmir Smalls 146.4 vs. Andres Abarca 146.4
Matthew Gonzalez 143.4 vs. Luis Eduardo Florez 144.6
Rasheen Brown 128.1 vs. Christopher Nelson TBA
Jahdon Ervin 157.5 vs. Kareem Gladney 159.9

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: RDR Promotions


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

  Weights From Uzbekistan - DAZN  
Murodjon Akhmadaliev 121.2 vs. Ryosuke Iwasa 121.6
(WBA/IBF Super Bantamweight Titles)
Shakhram Giyasov 139.5 vs. Patricio Lopez Moreno 139.3
Shakhram Giyasov 139.5 vs. Patricio Lopez Moreno 139.3
Israil Madrimov 153.4 vs. Emmany Kalombo 153.6
Bakhodir Jalovov 250 vs. Kristaps Zutis 255

Venue: Humo Arena in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Dubai - ESPN+  
Jamel Herring 129.4 vs. Carl Frampton 129.9
(WBO Junior Lightweight Title)
Zhankosh Turarov 140 vs. Tyrone McKenna 139.6
Keyshawn Davis 138.2 vs. Richman Ashelley 136
Donnie Nietes 114.9 vs. Pablo Carrillo 114.6
Tursynbay Kulakhmet 153.9 vs. Heber Rondon 153.7
Faizan Anwar 148.1 vs. Evgenii Vazem 146.8
Fahad Al Bloushi 130 vs. Suraj 129.6

Venue: Caesars Palace Dubai
Promoter: Top Rank/MTK Global


  Jose Zepeda vs. Pedro Campa & Elvis Rodriguez vs. Kenneth Sims Jr. Added To Ramirez vs. Taylor Card  
The most anticipated fight of the first half of 2021 now has some powerful backup.

Jose “Chon” Zepeda will battle Mexican veteran Pedro Campa in a 10-round junior welterweight battle Saturday, May 22, which will serve as the co-feature to the undisputed junior welterweight world title bout between WBC/WBO champion Jose Ramirez and IBF/WBA champion Josh Taylor.
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  Ring City USA To Return With Two Undefeated American Heavyweights Facing Off On April 22  
Ring City USA, the new sports media startup that debuted its Thursday night boxing series in November 2020, will host its next live event from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on Thursday, April 22. The event, which will be headlined by a matchup of two undefeated American heavyweights, will be televised on NBC Sports Network (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) with bonus undercard action streaming live around the world on Twitch. Armed Forces Network Europe and Pacific will make the broadcast available to U.S. Forces serving overseas on AFN TV.
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  On This Day: April 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tijuana, Mexico:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Juan Angel Macias in the 8th round to win the WBO NABO Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Tokyo, Japan:
Yasuei Yakushiji won a 12 round MD over Cuauhtemoc Gomez to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1992, Sydney, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu KO'd Nedrick Simmons in the 1st Round.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Rocky Lockridge won a 15 round UD over Harold Knight to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1983, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Aaron Pryor TKO'd Sang Hyun Kim in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Welterweight Title.
1980, Tokyo, Japan:
Jorge Lujan TKO'd Shuichi Isogami in the 9th round to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1971, Inglewood, California:
Ruben Olivares won a 15 round UD over Chucho Castillo to retain the WBC and WBA Bantamweight Title.

  Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton Press Conference  
History will be made Saturday when Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring puts his WBO junior lightweight world title on the line against Belfast's former two-weight world champion Carl "The Jackal" Frampton at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai. This will be Dubai's first-ever first world title bout, and if Frampton is victorious, he would become the first Irish boxer to become a three-weight world champion. Herring, meanwhile, is looking to notch the third successful defense of the title he won from Masayuki Ito in May 2019.
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  Haney Defends WBC Title Against
Linares In Las Vegas On May 29
 
Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney will defend his WBC World Lightweight title against Jorge Linares at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Saturday, May 29. The event will air live worldwide on DAZN in association with Devin Haney Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.

The spotlight will be on Haney (25-0, 18 KOs) over Memorial Day Weekend as he puts his belt on the line for the third time, this time taking on Linares who will provide the sternest test of the champion’s rich talents. The 22-year-old star will box in his Las Vegas backyard for just the third time in his career and first time since his sixth pro outing in May 2016.
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  On This Day: April 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Berlin, Germany:
Chris Byrd TKO'd Vitali Klitschko in the 10th round to win the WBO Heavyweight title. Klitschko retired in his corner after the 9th round.
1995, Prim, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Andy Tabanas in the 12th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Crawford Ashley to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1991, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Mike McCallum won a 12 round SD over Sumbu Kalambay to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
1990, Washington, DC:
Simon Brown TKO'd Tyrone Trice in the 10th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Riddick Bowe TKO'd Robert Colay in the 2nd round.
1972, Tokyo, Japan:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round UD over Mac Foster.
1938, Chicago, Illinois:
Joe Louis KO'd Harry Thomas in the 5th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Jaime Munguia Battles Maciej Sulecki At UTEP
Don Haskins Center In El Paso, Texas On April 24
 
Mexico’s biggest rising star Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) will face his toughest challenge to date as he defends his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship against Maciej Sulecki (29-2, 11 KOs) in a 12-round battle on Saturday, April 24 at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center under strict COVID-19 fan safety protocols and with a reduced event capacity below 40%.
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  On This Day: March 31  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Little Rock, Arkansas:
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round MD over Beibis Mendoza to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Anaheim, California:
Chiquita Gonzalez KO'd Jesus Zuniga in the 5th round to retain the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Titles.
Alejandro Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Louie Espinoza to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Marco Antonio Barrera won a 12 round UD over Daniel Jimenez.
Genaro Hernandez TKO'd Jorge Paez in the 8th round.
Detroit, Michigan:
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Lenny LaPaglia in the 1st round to win the WBU Cruiserweight Title.
1990, Tampa, Florida:
Terry Norris KO'd John Mugabi in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1980, Knoxville, Tennessee:
Mike Weaver KO'd John Tate in the 15th round to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad TKO'd Marvin Johnson in the 11th round to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Larry Holmes KO'd Leroy Jones in the 8th round to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Marvin Camel won a 15 round UD over Mate Parlov to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1973, San Diego, California:
Ken Norton won a 12 round SD over Muhammad Ali to win the NABF Heavyweight Title. Ali suffered a broken Jaw in this bout.

  Gilberto Ramirez Hunting Undefeated
Russian Light Heavyweight World Champions
 
Former world super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) is on the hunt and his targets are undefeated Russians, Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol, respectively, the reigning WBC/IBF and WBA Super light heavyweight World champions.

The 29-year-old Ramirez, who recently signed an exclusive promotional contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, is currently ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, by the WBA and WBO.
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  MMA Legend Anderson Silva To Face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. At Tribute To The Kings On June 19  
It is Official!! -- The Legend Anderson Silva has agreed to fight Julio Chavez Jr. in “Tribute to the Kings” in a boxing match on Saturday June 19th to be broadcast on Pay Per View in North America.

Anderson Silva, considered by many to be the greatest MMA fighter of all time, will take on former WBC Middleweight Champion of the world Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in a boxing match on June 19th at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. Silva of Curitiba Brazil was the longest reigning middleweight Champion for the UFC and compiled a record of 34 victories with 11 losses and 23 stunning knockouts. His boxing record is 13 – 1. Chavez, Jr. has a record of 52-5-1 with 34 knockouts.
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  On This Day: March 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Reading, Pennsylvania:
Felix Machado won a TD in the 6th round over Martin Castillo to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Ricardo Mayorga TKO'd Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis in the 5th round to win the WBA Welterweight Title.
2001, Ft Worth, Texas:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Hugo Dianzo to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
1997, Tokyo, Japan:
Wilfredo Vazquez KO'd Yuji Watanabe in the 5th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Dublin, Ireland:
Wayne McCullough won a 12 round SD over Jose Luis Bueno to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1984, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marvin Hagler TKO'd Juan Roldan in the 10th round to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Titles.
1965, New York, New York:
Jose Torres TKO'd Willie Pastrano in the 9th round to win the WBC and WBA Light heavyweight Title.
Emile Griffith won a 15 round UD over Jose Stable to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Title.

  Whyte Stops Povetkin In High-Stakes Rematch  
Dillian Whyte flattened Alexander Povetkin with a huge left hook after an inspired performance to gain redemption in their high-stakes rematch at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland.

Whyte had Povetkin on the brink of a knockout throughout their second heavyweight battle and closed the show dramatically, returning the favour after he lost to the Russian last year.
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  On This Day: March 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Hamburg, Germany:
Zsolt Erdei TKO'd Jose Dos Santos in the 10th round -  WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
Alexander Petkovic TKO'd Alain Simon in the 9th round - WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Dariusz Michaelczewski KO'd Derrick Harmon in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
David Tua and Hasim Rahman fought to a 12 round Draw - NABF Heavyweight Title
Bernard Hopkins won an 8 round TD over Morrade Hakkar -WBC, WBA, IBF Middleweight Titles.
2002, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia:
Chris John TKO'd Petcharoon Wor Surapol in the 5th round - PABA Featherweight Title.
Verno Phillips TKO'd Lloyd Jose in the 5th round - Vacant NBA Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Laurent Boudonani won a 12 round UD over Carl Daniels - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez won a 12 round UD over Mongkol Charoen - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Michael Moorer won a 12 round MD over Vaughn Bean - IBF Heavyweight Title.

  Christian Gonzalez Dethrones Adrian Curiel  
On the premiere of “Boxeo EstrellaTV” last night, Cristian "Chicharito" González became the new WBC FECARBOX (World Boxing Council Federacion Centroamericana de Boxeo Professional) Flyweight Champion by beating Adrián "Gato" Curiel by majority decision. The judges scored the match 94-96, 95-95, and 94-96. The fights were held at The Fit Center in Mexico City at a closed-door/no audience event. “Boxeo EstrellaTV” is a monthly live broadcast boxing series held on the last Friday of each month from 10:00 pm to midnight ET/PT on EstrellaTV.
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  On This Day: March 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico:
Kirino Garcia TKO'd Arturo Lopez in the 6th round - Mexican Middleweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Diego Andrade in the 1st round - Non Title.
Davie, Florida:
Luis Bolano won a 12 round UD over Cecilio Santos - WBO Flyweight Title Eliminator.
Carlos Maussa TKO'd Henry Matos in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, KC Sports Arena, Hull, England:
Imamu Mayfield KO'd Terry Dunstan in the 11th round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Paul Ingle won a 12 round Decision over Trust Ndlovu -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Paul Lloyd in the 2nd round - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Brewer TKO'd Herol Graham in the 10th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Shannon Briggs in the 5th round - WBC Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd TKO'd Derek Amos in the 5th round - Non Title.

  Jaron Ennis vs. Sergey Lipinets
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Rising welterweight star Jaron “Boots” Ennis and former world champion Sergey Lipinets previewed their upcoming 12-round showdown during a virtual press conference Friday before they square off in the main event live on SHOWTIME Saturday, April 10 from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Michael Conlan vs. Ionut Baluta & Moruti Mthalane vs. Sunny Edwards Set For April 30 On ESPN+  
The London spotlight will shine on Belfast's Michael “Mick” Conlan and South African great Moruti Mthalane from Copper Box Arena on Friday, April 30.

Mthalane, who is undefeated since 2008, will defend his IBF flyweight world title in the main event against London native Sunny Edwards. In the co-feature, longtime featherweight contender Conlan will make his junior featherweight debut in a 12-rounder against noted spoiler Ionut Baluta.
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  Weights From Gibraltar - DAZN  
Alexander Povetkin 228.25 vs. Dillian Whyte 247.25
Fabio Wardley 232.5 vs. Eric Molina 251
Ted Cheeseman 153.75 vs. James Metcalf 154
Campbell Hatton 137 vs. Jesus Ruiz 136.5
Chris Kongo 146.75 vs. Michael McKinson 146.25
Erik Pfeifer 246 vs. Nick Webb 262
Youssef Khoumari 130 vs. Kane Baker 128.5

Venue: Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar
Promoter: Matchroom


  On This Day: March 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Homebush Bay, New South Wales, Australia:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Mzukisi Sikali in the 8th round - IBF, IBO Flyweight Title.
2004, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Armand Krajnc - WBA, IBF Super Middleweight Title. Ottke announced his retirement after this fight.
Arthur Abraham TKO'd Branko Sobot in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Alex Bunema in the 7th round -  WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Leavander Johnson won a 10 round UD over Roque Cassiani - Non Title.
2003, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Shannon Briggs TKO'd Marvin Hill in the 1st round - Non Title.
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Stacy Goodson in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Winky Wright KO'd Derrick Graham in the 3rd round - IBF Light Middleweight Title Eliminator
Tim Austin KO'd Sergio Aguila in the 9th round - IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Amanda Serrano Puts On Brilliant Performance
With Knockout Win Over Daniela Bermudez
 
In the first world title fight to headline a Ring City USA event, Amanda Serrano continued her impressive march to the International Boxing Hall of Fame with a commanding ninth-round knockout win over Daniela Bermudez to successfully defend her WBO and WBC featherweight world titles, live on NBC Sports Network from Plaza del Quinto Centenario in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The matchup of two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the women’s ranks closed out Ring City’s three-event residency on the island.
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  Povetkin vs. Whyte II & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn: "Good afternoon. Wow. How lucky are we to be here. Absolutely stunning scenery and stunning weather. We're very grateful to everybody in Gibraltar. Three or four weeks ago I wondered if this could be done. They say it always seems impossible until it is done. Just a couple of days to go before a historic moment here in Gibraltar, the rematch for the WBC Interim Heavyweight World Title between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte, live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN around the world. We cannot wait to give you a night that you will not forget. It has been a tremendous experience so far and we're looking forward to the next couple of days before the main event on Saturday night."
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  Ruben Torres Headlines April 3.2.1. Boxing Event  
Thompson Boxing Promotions returns on Sunday, April 18th, 2021, with yet another action-packed night of fights as 3.2.1. Boxing returns with three exciting bouts.

Thompson Boxing’s undefeated super lightweight, Ruben "Ace" Torres (14-0, 11 KOs), of South Central Los Angeles, will return in an eight-round main event bout against Diego Contreras (11-3, 5 KOs), of Monterrey, Mexico, as Torres looks to continue his momentous career into 2021.
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  On This Day: March 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Besançon, France:
Morrade Hakkar won a 12 round SD over Jorge Sendra - Vacant European (EBU) Middleweight Title.
Riesa, Germany:
Thomas Ulrich won a 12 round UD over Matthew Barney -  European (EBU) Light
Heavyweight Title.
Corpus Christi, Texas:
Fernando Vargas won a 10 round UD over Raymond Joval - Non Title.
2004, Phoenix, Arizona:
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Roberto Baro in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Ebo Elder won a 10 round UD over Oscar Diaz - Non Title.
Kendall Holt KO'd Gilberto Reyes in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, London, Wembley, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Tony Pep in the 4th round - Vacant WBU Light Welterweight Title.
1994, Dortmund, Germany:
Henry Maske TKO'd Ernesto Magdaleno in the 9th round - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Pomona, California:
Shane Mosley won a 10 round decision over Oscar Lopez - Non Title.

  Weights From Puerto Rico - NBCSN, Twitch  
Amanda Serrano 124.8 vs. Daniela Bermudez 125
(WBC, WBO Female Featherweight Titles)
Abimael Ortiz 121.8 vs. Eduardo Baez 121.6
Carlos Caraballo 120.2 vs. Leonardo Baez 119.6
Juan Carlos Camacho 116.4 vs. Marvin Solano 117.6
Luis Midyael Sanchez 149.6 vs. Ryan Pino 147.6
Oscar Collazo 111.6 vs. Francisco Bonilla 111.6
Arely Mucino-Reyes 115 vs. Lucia Hernandez-Nunez 109.2
Angel Carranza-Jimenez 130.8 vs. Eduardo Melendez 131.6

Venue: Plaza del Quinto Centenario, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Ring City


  Erislandy Lara Takes On Thomas LaManna For
WBA Middleweight Championship On May 1
 
Cuban star and WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara will seek a third world title in a second weight class when he faces veteran contender Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna for the WBA Middleweight Title in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday, May 1 as part of a stacked night of boxing from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
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  Oscar Rivas On Special Mission To Become Heavyweight & Bridgerweight World Champion  
Fresh off his recent third-round stoppage of Sylvera “Sly” Louis in their rematch, World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 1 rated bridgerweight Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (27-1, 19 KOs) is on a special mission to not only become the first bridgerweight world champion but capture the world heavyweight crown as well.

A 2008 Colombian Olympian, Rivas is currently rated as the WBC’s No. 1-rated contender in the bridgerweight division (-224 lbs.), and No. 9 in The Ring magazine’s heavyweight rankings.
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  Kongo: "I'm The Best Welterweight In The UK"  
Chris Kongo is ready to prove he is the best Welterweight in the country by becoming the first man to beat 19-0 Michael McKinson when the pair collide this Saturday March 27 at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland.
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  On This Day: March 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Los Angeles, California:
Israel Vazquez TKO'd Jose Luis Valbuena in the 12th round to win the vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
2001, Phoenix, Arizona:
Martin Castillo KO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round.
Ivan Calderon won a 4 round UD over Arturo Velazquez.
2000, Liverpool, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Pedro Alonso Teran in the 4th round to win the WBO Intercontinental Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Miami Beach, Florida:
Diosbelys Hurtado won a 6 round decision over Dwight Eaglin.
Glen Johnson KO'd Tyrone Dillard in the 1st round.
1994, Akirkeby, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Eduardo Nazario to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Melchor Cob Castro KO'd Rolando Pascua in the 10th round to win the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1989, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn KO'd Sumbu Kalambay in the 1st round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.

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

  Whyte: "It's The Biggest Fight Of My Career"  
Dillian Whyte says his must-win rematch with Alexander Povetkin for the Interim WBC Heavyweight World Title at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar on Saturday March 27, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland, is the biggest fight of his career to date.
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  RJJ Boxing Returns To Mexico,
Two Latino Title Fights On Tap
 
RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® returns to Mexico for the first time in 2021 on Thursday, April 1st – no April Fool’s jokes - presented by Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing Promotions and De La O Promotions, at Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochia, Sonora, Mexico

A pair of Latino title fights will showcase a quartet of gifted boxers in the main event and co-feature, other fights are loaded with talent as well. The action will be streamed 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.
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  Loaded Seven-Fight Undercard For Thursday’s
Event, Live On NBC Sports Network & Twitch
 
Ring City USA has announced a loaded seven-fight undercard for this Thursday’s event, the third and final of the boxing outfit’s residency in Puerto Rico, which will be presented live from Plaza del Quinto Centenario in Old San Juan. The March 25 event will be broadcast live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports app in the United States and Puerto Rico. Outside the United States, Ring City’s undercard action will be available on Twitch.
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  On This Day: March 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Owensboro, Kentucky:
Bones Adams won a 12 round UD over Ivan Alvarez - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Cory Spinks won a 4 round TD over Leonard Townsend - Non Title.
Texas Station, Las Vegas, Nevada:
David Tua KO'd Danell Nicholson in the 6th round - IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Fres Oquendo TKO'd Cliff Etienne in the 8th round - Etienne down 7 times.
1998, Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Anthony Stephens in the 3rd round - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Dana Rosenblatt TKO'd Terry Ford in the 5th round - Non Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Miguel Melo in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Marcellus Brown in the 4th round - Non Title.
1996, Miami, Florida:
Antonio Cermeno won a 12 round UD over Yober Ortega - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Nate Miller TKO'd Brian LaSpada in the 9th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
MSG Theatre, New York, New York:
Arturo Gatti KO'd Wilson Rodriguez in the 6th round - IBF Super Featherweight Title.

  On This Day: March 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison won a 12 round UD over Wayne McCullough - WBO Featherweight Title.
Alex Arthur TKO'd Patrick Malinga in the  6th round - Vacant WBA International Super Featherweight Title.
Campione D'Italia, Italy:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Michele Piccirillo - IBF Welterweight Title.
Vincenzo Cantatore TKO'd Aaron Soria in the 4th round - Non Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Diaz TKO'd Ernesto Zepeda in the 7th round - Vacant WBC Latin American Lightweight Title.
Miguel Barrera KO'd Roberto Leyva in the 3rd round - IBF Minimumweight Title.
Jesus Chavez TKO'd Carlos Gerena in the 6th round - WBC Super Featherweight Eliminator.
1997, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Genaro Hernandez won a 12 round SD over Azumah Nelson  - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Michael Carbajal KO'd Scott Olson in the 10th round - IBA Light Flyweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Joel Perez - Vacant NABF Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Beterbiev Stops Deines In The 10th Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - WBC and IBF light heavyweight (175 pounds) champion of the world, the Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev kept his two major titles Saturday in Moscow, Russia, in beating his countryman Adam Deines by TKO in the 10th round. Beterbiev has a perfect pro boxing record of 16-0-0, 16 wins by TKO or KO, and Deines, a Russian who is living in Germany, has now a record of 19-2-1.
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  Okolie Stops Glowacki In Six To
Win WBO Cruiserweight World Title
 
Lawrence Okolie crushed Krzysztof Glowacki to be crowned the new WBO Cruiserweight World Champion in just his sixteenth fight at The SSE Arena, Wembley, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.

Okolie unloaded a devastating finishing punch to drop Poland's Glowacki heavily in the sixth round and referee Marcus McDonnell waved off the fight to confirm the coronation of Britain's newest World Title holder.
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  Ortiz Stops Hooker  
Vergil Ortiz: “I thanked Maurice Hooker for giving me this opportunity. He didn’t have to take this fight, so I give him props. I felt like I did pretty good. There’s always room for improvement. I could have done a lot of things better. Hooker showed me that he is durable. He can definitely take a punch. He was smart. He was trying to throw around my guard. But I just knew what to do.
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  On This Day: March 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Perth, Western Australia:
Danny Green won a 10 round UD over Sean Sullivan - Non Title.
Hussein Hussein TKO'd Pedek Shandra in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2003, Tucson, Arizona:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Lee Marvin Sandoval in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Gary Balleto KO'd Johnny Walker in the 1st round - Vacant IBU Lightweight Title.
Scott Pemberton KO'd Levan Easley in the 3rd round - Vacant IBU Super Middleweight Title.
Chad Dawson KO'd Willie Lee in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1998, Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany:
Graciano Rocchigiani won a 12 round SD over Michael Nunn - Vacant WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Montell Griffin won on a 9th round DQ over Roy Jones Jr. - WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Derrick Gainer TKO'd Aldrich Johnson in the 12th round NABU Super Featherweight Title.

  Canelo vs. Saunders Lands At AT&T Stadium  
Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will clash in front of over 60,000 fans in a World Super-Middleweight title unification blockbuster at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday May 8, live worldwide on DAZN. Pre-sales for the blockbuster fight will start on Tuesday March 23 with general sale beginning on Friday March 26.
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  Weights From Fort Worth, Texas  
Vergil Ortiz Jr. 147 vs. Maurice Hooker 147
Anabel Ortiz 105.2 vs. Seniesa Estrada 104.4
(WBA Female Strawweight Title)
Jairo Lopez 139.2 vs. Marcelino Lopez 140.8
Tristan Kalkreuth 198 vs. Dustin Long 201.2

Venue: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Lawrence Okolie 199.4 vs. Krzystof Glowacki 195.8
(WBO Cruiserweight Title)
Joe Cordina 132.4 vs. Faroukh Kourbanov 130.5
Anthony Fowler 153.8 vs. Jorge Fortea 152.5
Ellie Scotney 122.8 vs. Mailys Gangloff 118.8
Chris Billam-Smith 199 vs. Vasil Ducar 198.5
Ramla Ali 126.3 vs. Bec Connolly 126.4
Bradley Rea 159 vs. Lee Cutler 158.3

Venue: SSE Arena, London, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  On This Day: March 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Victor Hugo Castro won a 10 round UD over Juan Alberto Godoy - Non Title.
Montreal, Quebec:
Lucian Bute KO'd Jean Pascal Service in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1999, Tacoma, Washington:
Ike Ibeabuchi TKO'd Chris Byrd in the 5th round - Non Title.
Kirk Johnson won a 10 round UD over Al Cole - Non Title.
1998, Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark:
Mads Larsen KO'd Bruno Godoy in the 7th round - IBO Super Middleweight Title.
Frankfurt am Main,Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO'd Andrea Magi in the 4th round - WBO Light
Heavyweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Levi Billups in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1993, Düsseldorf, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Charles Williams - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Winky Wright won an 8 round Decision over Eric Holland - Non Title.
Lopbur, Thailand:
Yuri Arbachakov TKO'd Maungchai Kittikasem in the 9th round - WBC Flyweight Title.

  Weights From Russia - ESPN  
Artur Beterbiev 174.6 vs. Adam Deines 174.3
(WBC/IBF Light Heavyweight Titles)
Azizbek Abdugofurov 167.9 vs. Pavel Silyagin 167.9
(WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title)
Khariton Agrba 140.1 lbs vs. Helber Rojas 138.2 lbs
Alexander Besputin 150.6 vs. Viktor Plotnikov TBA

Venue: Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow
Promoter: Top Rank, Patriot Promotions


  Angel Fierro Knocks Out Former
Champion Alberto Machado
 
Angel Fierro rose from the canvas twice en route to a stunning comeback knockout win in the sixth round against former world champion Alberto Machado as the latest chapter of the iconic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico ring rivalry was written in the Ring City USA main event, live on NBC Sports Network from Albergue Olimpico (Olympic Center) in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
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  Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Maurice Hooker
Final Press Conference
 
Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) hosted a final press conference today ahead of their 12-round fight for the WBO International Welterweight Title. The action will take place this Saturday, March 20 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, including the U.S. and Mexico.
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  On This Day: March 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY In 2004, El Cajon, California:
Julio Diaz TKO'd Courtney Burton in the 11th round of an IBF Lightweight Title eliminator.
Louisville, Kentucky:
Librado Andrade won a 12 round UD over Willie Stewart to win the Vacant NABA Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Tunica, Mississippi:
Teddy Reid won a 12 round UD over Emanuel Augustus.
Ben Tackie won a 10 round UD over Golden Johnson.
1996, Tempe, Arizona:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Everett Berry in the 3rd round in Corrales Pro Debut.
1994, Millwall, England:
Herbie Hide KO'd Michael Bentt in the 7th round to win the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Hammanskral, South Africa:
Orzubek Nazarov won a 12 round UD over Dingaan Thobela to win the WBA Lightweight Title.
1943, Madison Square Garden, New York:
Sammy Angott won a 10 round decision over Willie Pep, Peps first career loss in 64 fights. This fight between the Lightweight and Featherweight Champions was fought at 130 lbs.

  Joe Smith Jr. vs. Maxim Vlasov Set For Light Heavyweight World Title Showdown April 10  
If at first you can’t fight, try again.

Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov are headed to the Sooner State to fight for the vacant WBO light heavyweight world title Saturday, April 10 at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

They were originally scheduled to fight Feb. 13, but Vlasov tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the weigh-in, forcing a postponement.
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  Weights from Puerto Rico - NBCSN  
Alberto Machado 135 vs. Angel Fierro 134.8
(WBO NABO Lightweight Title)
José Martínez 117.8 vs. Israel González 117
(WBO NABO Bantamweight Title)

Venue: Albergue Olimpico, Salinas, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Ring City


  Undisputed Welterweight Champion Jessica McCaskill Looking For Biggest Names In Boxing  
Fresh off her second consecutive victory over future Hall of Famer, Cecilia Braekhus, undisputed welterweight champion, Jessica McCaskill is looking to fight the biggest names on the female circuit.

McCaskill of Chicago, easily outpointed the legendary Braekhus by scores of 100-89, 99-90 and 98-91 to win her fifth consecutive and raise her record to 10-2.
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  Rising Welterweight Star Jaron Ennis Battles Former Champion Sergey Lipinets Apr. 10 On Showtime  
Rising welterweight star Jaron “Boots” Ennis faces his most difficult test in pursuit of a world title shot as he headlines his first SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® against former world champion Sergey Lipinets. These formidable contenders meet in a 12-round, crossroads fight with welterweight world title implications on Saturday, April 10 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Oscar Rivas Turns In KO Performance
In Bridgerweight Class Debut
 
World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 1 rated Bridgerweight contender Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (27-1, 19 KOs) returned to the ring last night for the first time in 20 months on top of “The Homecoming: Rivas vs. Louis 2” card, promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) in association with New Era Fighting & Promotion and Lee Baxter Promotions, at Quebec Plaza Hotel in Quebec City, Ontario, Canada.
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  On This Day: March 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Hamburg, Germany:
Wlad Klitschko KO'd Paea Wolfgram in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Diego Corrales TKO'd Derrick Gainer in the 3rd round to retain the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a 12 round UD over Goyo Vargas to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1995, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Antoine Byrd in the 1st round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike Tyson Ko'd Razor Ruddock in the 7th round.
Simon Brown KO'd Maurice Blocker in the 10th round to unify the WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles.
Julio Cesar Chavez KO'd John Duplessis in the 4th round to retain the WBC and IBF Super Lightweight Titles.
Pat Lawlor TKO'd Roberto Duran in the 6th when Duran's injured shoulder forced the stoppage.
1983, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Michael Spinks won a 15 round UD over Dwight Qawi to unify the WBA and WBC Light Heavyweight Titles.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas Stops Louis In The Third Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Ranked first contender by the WBC in the bridgerweight (224 pounds)division the Montrealer Colombian Oscar Rivas improved his pro boxing record to 27-1-0, Tuesday evening at the Plaza Hotel in Québec City, beating the Montrealer Sylveras Louis by TKO in the third round. Rivas provoked a knockdown in the second round with a power shot on the jaw. Rivas never stopped to give power shots, and Louis quit in the third round.
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  Tribute To The Kings Press Conference Quotes  
Today, boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez and Hector Camacho Jr. came face to face to announce their much anticipated exhibition fight that will take place on Saturday, June 19th as A special night that will honor the first-family of Mexican boxing, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Omar Chavez will take place on Saturday night, June 19th, at The Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico
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  Karim Guerfi vs. Lee McGregor European Bantamweight Title Showdown Friday On ESPN+  
Bantamweight phenom Lee McGregor has captured British and Commonwealth titles. He is now ready to conquer Europe. McGregor, from Edinburgh, Scotland, will challenge European bantamweight champion Karim Guerfi in a 12-round showdown this Friday, March 19 from University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England.
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  On This Day: March 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Oroville, California:
Corey Sanders TKO'd Oleg Maskaev in 8th round - Non Title.
Jeremy Williams KO'd Louis Monaco in the 1st round - Non Title.
2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Oscar Larrios won a 10 round UD over John Lowey - Non Title.
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Cuauhtemoc Gomez in the 6th round - Non Title.
2000, Magness Arena, Denver, Colorado:
Stevie Johnston TKO'd Julio Alvarez in the 2nd Round - WBC Lightweight Title.
1999, Boston, Massachusetts:
Micky Ward TKO'd Jose Luis Mendez in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1995, Worcester, Massachusetts:
Julian Jackson TKO'd Agostino Cardamore in the 2nd round - Vacant WBC Middleweight Title.
Moundsview, Minnesota:
Jimmy Thunder won a 12 round UD over Trevor Berbick - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.
Will Grigsby won a 6 round Decision over Orlando Malone - Non Title.

  Alberto Machado & Angel Fierro Have Sights Set
On Knockout Victory In Thursday's Main Event
 
Ring City USA continues its three-event residency in Puerto Rico this week as it heads to Albergue Olimpico (Olympic Center) in Salinas this Thursday to present a stacked evening of boxing action headlined by the next chapter in the iconic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico ring rivalry as Alberto Machado (22-2, 18 KOs) of Rio Piedras, P.R., battles Angel ‘Tashiro’ Fierro (17-1-1, 13 KOs) of Tijuana.
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  Emanuel Navarrete To Defend Featherweight World Title Against Christopher Diaz Apr. 24 On ESPN  
Mexican great Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, boxing’s busiest world champion, is set to kick off his 2021 campaign by reviving a long-standing pugilistic rivalry. Navarrete will make his first defense of the WBO featherweight world title Saturday, April 24 against Puerto Rican contender Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla.
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  On This Day: March 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Rick Thorneberry - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Timo Hoffman TKO'd Balu Sauer in the 7th round -  Vacant IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title - German International Heavyweight Title.
Stuttgart, Germany:
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Francois Botha in the 8th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Ken Murphy in the 5th round - Non Title.
Zsolt Erdei KO'd Anthony Stephens in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Bally's Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Antonio Diaz in the 10th round - Vacant WBO Welterweight Title.
Daniel Santos TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 11th round - Vacant WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1998, Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Luis Samudio in the 9th round - Non Title.
1996, Glasgow, Scotland:
Naseem Hamed KO'd Said Lawal in the 1st round - WBO Featherweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Bernard Hopkins KO'd Joe Lipsey in the 4th round - IBF Middleweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Frank Bruno in the 3rd round - WBC Heavyweight Title.
Keith Holmes TKO'd Quincy Taylor in the 9th round - WBC Middleweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Ala Villamor in the 8th round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Michael Carbajal won a 12 round UD over Melchor Cob Castro - Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  Weights From Quebec City - PPV  
Oscar Rivas 221.4 vs. Sylvera Louis 203.8
Sebastien Bouchard 146.2 vs. Mario Perez 141
Patrice Volny 166 vs. Janko Trotter 166.8
Alexis Barriere 236 vs. Colin Sangster 279.6
Yan Pellerin 187.8 vs. Marco Parente 181.8
Francis Charbonneau 211 vs. Alexandre Roberge 222.4

Venue: Quebec Plaza Hotel in Quebec City, Ontario, Canada
Promoter: Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM)


  Andrade vs. Williams Hits Miami On April 17  
Demetrius Andrade will defend his WBO World Middleweight title against mandatory challenger Liam Williams at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida on Saturday April 17 in America, live worldwide on DAZN – with the main event set for 6pm ET/11pm GMT.

Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) defends his title for the fourth time. ‘Boo Boo’ became a two-weight World ruler when he picked up the vacant strap against Walter Kautondokwa in October 2018 in Boston, and has since seen off Artur Akavov, Maciej Sulecki and Luke Keeler in title defenses.
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  On This Day: March 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Berlin, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round SD over Byron Mitchell - IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Rudiger May won a 7 round TD over Frederic Serrat - Vacant European (EBU-EU) Cruiserweight Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Serikzhan Yeshmangbetov in the 5th round - Non Title.
St. Petersburg, Russia:
Nikolay Valuev won a 12 round UD over Pedro Daniel Franco - PABA Heavyweight Title.
UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois:
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 4th round - WBA, WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Club Life, Dallas, Texas:
Kirk Johnson TKO'd Lou Savarese in the 4th round - WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
1997, Satul, Thailand:
Daorung Chuvatana won a 12 round SD over Felix Machado - WBA Bantamweight Title.

  Estrada Defeats Chocolatito,
Retains Titles With Split Decision Nod
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

In a surefire Fight Of The Year candidate, Super Flyweight Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3, 28 KO’s) exacted revenge over Roman Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KO’s) in a twelve round slugfest. In front of a live crowd in Texas the battle of these little giants was one for the ages.
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  David Benavidez Puts The Super Middleweight Division On Notice, Stops Ronald Ellis In 11 Rounds  
Former two-time world champion David Benavidez kept his perfect ring record intact with an 11th-round technical knockout victory against veteran Ronald Ellis in their WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator main event on Saturday night’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Marvin Hagler Passes
Greatest Middleweight Champion
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL —— The former middleweight champion of the world, the American Marvin Hagler, has died. He was 66 years old. He died in his bed Sunday morning. A fighter from Brockton, Massachusetts, Hagler became WBC middleweight champion of the world in 1980, in beating the British Alan Minter (39-9-0) by TKO in the third round in England. In his last bout in 1987, Hagler lost by split decision against Sugar Ray Leonard (36-3-1) at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. It was a decision that people argue about to this day. Hagelr was also involved in a fight that was the best three rounds of boxing when he took on and defeated Tommy Hearns. Hagler finished his boxing career with a great record of 62-3-2. The Marvelous one is certainly one of the greatest middleweights in the history of pro boxing.


  Top Rank's Statement On The Passing
Of Marvelous Marvin Hagler
 
Top Rank is devastated by the passing of the incomparable Marvelous Marvin Hagler, one of boxing’s most beloved and accomplished champions. Born in Newark, New Jersey, and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, Hagler overcame humble beginnings to forge a storied professional career that included 12 successful defenses of the undisputed middleweight world championship. He concluded his career in 1987 with a 62-3-2 record and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.
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  Marvelous Marvin Hagler Passes Away  
Former Middleweight Champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler has passed away. He was 66. An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away in New Hampshire.

“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,” his wife Kay G. Hagler said in a Facebook post on Marvelous Marvin Hagler Fan Club page. “Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

In his boxing career, Hagler went 62-3-2 with 52 knockouts. He competed in the sport from 1973 through 1987.

Pound4Pound.com sends its heartfelt thoughts and pryers out to the Hagler family.


  On This Day: March 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Robbie Peden KO'd Nate Campbell in the 5th round - USBA Super Featherweight
Title and IBF Super Featherweight Title Eliminator.
1999, Pueblo, Colorado:
Joel Casamayor won a 10 round UD over Russell Stoner Jones - Non Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Keith Mullings TKO'd Davide Ciarlante in the 5th round - WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Vince Phillips KO'd Alfonso Sanchez in the 1st round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Vasilliy Jirov TKO'd Jason Waller in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Odense, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl TKO'd Drew Docherty in the 3rd round - European (EBU) Bantamweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Enrique Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Joe Manzano - NABF Super Bantamweight Title.
Diego Corrales TKO'd Idelfonso Bernal in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1993, Korat, Thailand:
Ratanapol Sor Vorapin KO'd Nico Thomas in the 7th round - IBF Minimumweight Title.
1992, Antibes, France:
Manuel Medina won a 12 round SD over Fabrice Benichou - IBF Featherweight Title.

  Weights From Mohegan Sun - SHOWTIME  
David Benavidez 167.2 vs. Ronald Ellis 167.2
Isaac Cruz 134 vs. Matias Romero 134.8
Terrell Gausha 154.4 vs. Jamontay Clark 154.6

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


  Weights From Dallas, TX - DAZN  
Juan Francisco Estrada 114.8 vs. Roman Gonzalez 114.8
(WBC/WBA Super Flyweight Title Unification)
Jessica McCaskill 144.6 vs. Cecilia Braekhus 145
(WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO Female Welterweight Titles)
Hiroto Kyoguchi 107.6 vs. Axel Vega 107.2
(WBA Light Flyweight Title)
Austin Williams 162 vs. Denis Douglin 161.6
Raymond Ford 126.8 vs. Aaron Perez 127.2
Souleymane Cissokho 159.4 vs. Daniel Echeverria 167

Venue: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Matchroom


  Artur Beterbiev vs. Adam Deines Light Heavyweight Title Showdown Set For Mar. 20 On ESPN+  
Boxing’s preeminent knockout artist, WBC/IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev, invites American fight fans for An Afternoon With Artur. Beterbiev’s title defense against top contender Adam Deines — Saturday, March 20 at Megasport Arena in Moscow — will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (and simulcast on ESPN+) at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
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  Ring City USA Announces Stacked Undercard
For March 18 Event In Puerto Rico
 
Ring City USA, the new sports media startup that debuted its Thursday night boxing series in November 2020, announced a stacked undercard today for its March 18 event, the next fight night of the boxing outfit’s three-event residency in Puerto Rico. The three-fight main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network in the United States and Puerto Rico, and on Twitch for fans outside of the U.S, live from Albergue Olimpico (Olympic Center) in Salinas.
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  On This Day: March 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Brondby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Mikkel Kessler KO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 1st round - WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Nobuaki Naka - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Spend Abazi won a 12 round SD over Robert Osiobe - WBA International Featherweight Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over Shane Mosley - WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Joe Mesi won a 10 round UD over Vassiliy Jirov - Non Title.
1999, Madison Square Garden, New York, New York:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Howard Clarke in the 4th round - IBF Light Middleweight Title
James Page won a 12 round UD over Sam Garr - WBA Welterweight Title.
John Ruiz TKO'd Mario Cawley in the 4th round NABA Heavyweight Title.
Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield fought 12 rounds to what was somehow ruled a DRAW! WBC, WBA, and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
Leo Gamez KO'd Hugo Soto in the 3rd round - WBA Flyweight Title.

  Weights From Plant City, FL - Telemundo  
Dennis Contreras 126 vs. Hairon Socarras 125
Chris Otero 153 vs. Martez Jackson 154
Marques Valle 148 vs. Leonidas Fowlkes 147
Dominic Valle 126 vs. Juan Breynard 127
Chris Galeano 159 vs. Alex Duarte 159
Brandon Moore 231 vs. Rodney Moore 251
Alayn Limonta 149 vs. Jonathan Ariel Sosa 152
Kenneth Allen 200 vs. Greg Hackett 199

Venue: White Sands Rehabilitation Center in Plant City, FL
Promoter: All Star Boxing


  Estrada vs. Chocolatito Press Conference Quotes  
Eddie Hearn: “Hello and welcome to Dallas ahead of a huge night of boxing from the American Airlines Center this Saturday, live and exclusive on DAZN all across the world. No travel restrictions, no pandemic can stop us from being here. I’ve not been this excited about a card for a long time.
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  David Benavidez vs. Ronald Ellis
Final Media Availability Quotes
 
Undefeated former two-time world champion David Benavidez and veteran Ronald Ellis spoke with the media for the final time ahead of their 12-round WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator Saturday, March 13 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  McCaskill: "I’m Throwing A
Retirement Party For Brækhus"
 
Jessica McCaskill is ready to send Cecilia Brækhus into retirement when she defends her undisputed World Welterweight titles at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on Saturday night, live worldwide on DAZN.

McCaskill (9-2 3 KOs) ripped the titles from Brækhus (36-1 9 KOs) on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma in August, handing the Norwegian her first career loss and becoming a two-weight World champion in the process.
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  Brækhus: "I Will Reclaim What Is Mine"  
Cecilia Brækhus has vowed to ‘take back what’s mine’ when she rematches Jessica McCaskill for the undisputed World Welterweight titles at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on Saturday night, live worldwide on DAZN.

Brækhus (36-1 9 KOs) suffered the first loss of her glittering career at the hands of McCaskill in Tulsa, OK in August, with the Chicagoan taking her titles and preventing her from breaking Joe Lewis’ record of consecutive World title defenses.
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  Jamel Herring vs. Carl Frampton Junior
Lightweight World Title Bout On ESPN+ Apr. 3
 
Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring’s WBO junior lightweight world title defense against Belfast’s former two-weight world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton — Saturday, April 3 from Caesars Bluewaters Dubai — will stream live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+.

Herring-Frampton will headline a two-bout broadcast beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. In the 10-round junior welterweight co-feature, undefeated Kazakh star Zhankosh Turarov will fight Belfast native Tyrone McKenna.
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  Change Of Opponents For
David Lemieux & Simon Kean
 
On Saturday April 17, Eye of the Tiger Management will return to Quebec City to present, for the first time in over a year, a boxing event at the Videotron Center. Initially, David Lemieux (42-4-0, 35 KOs) was set to face Robert Talarek (24-13-3, 16 KOs) while Simon Kean (19-0, 18 KOs) was going to go head-to-head against fellow Canadian Stan Surmacz (12-1, 7 K.-O.). However, both opponents had to withdraw themselves from the card.
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  On This Day: March 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Carl Froch won a 12 round Decision over Charles Adamu to win the Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Tokyo, Japan:
Gilberto Serrano TKO'd Hiroyuki Sakamoto in the 5th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1997, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Jeff Mayweather won an 8 round decision over Eric Jakubowski.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. TKO'd Kino Rodriguez in the 1stround.
Roger Mayweather TKO'd Carlos Miranda in the 12th round.
1996, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Charles Brewer won a 12 round decision over Frank Rhodes to win the USBA Super Middleweight Title.
1994, Cardiff, Wales:
Steve Robinson TKO'd Paul Hodkinson in the 12th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
1991, Auburn Hills, Michigan:
Gaby Canizalez KO'd Miguel Lora in the 2nd round to win the vacant WBO Bantamweight Title.
1988, Levallois-Perret, France:
Jose Luis Ramirez won a 12 round (scandalously bad) SD over Pernell Whitaker to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rematch For Rivas vs. Louis
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Colombian bridgerweight Oscar Rivas will have a rematch with the Montrealer Syvera Louis March 16th at the Québec Plaza Hotel. In 2012, Rivas beat Louis by split decision at Bell Centre in Montréal. The fight was extremely close.
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  Brandun Lee Continues Impressive Knockout
Streak With Dominating Performance
 
Rising undefeated super lightweight prospect Brandun Lee passed his latest test in dominating fashion in the highly anticipated main event on ShoBox: The New Generation, registering a devastating third-round knockout over Samuel Teah Wednesday night from Mohegan Sun Arena and live on SHOWTIME. Click here to watch Brandun Lee’s entry for ‘Knockout of the Year’ consideration.
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  Controversial Result In
David Navarro vs. Diuhl Olguin Fight
 
The featherweight bout between David Navarro and Diuhl Olguin, ended in controversial fashion when Navarro was cut from what was ruled a punch just 21 seconds before the bell of the sixth and final round of their bout at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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  On This Day: March 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, London, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Vuyani Bungu in the 4th round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Micky Ward TKO'd Shea Neary in the 8th round to win the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Madgeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Lloyd Bryan to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Lubeck, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Mohamed Siluvangi in the 2nd round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Armand Kranj KO'd Johnathon Corn in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
1995, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Riddick Bowe KO'd Herbie Hide in the 6th round to win the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Cologne, Germany:
Darius Michaelczewski KO'd Roberto Dominguez Perez in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1988, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Graciano Rocchigiani TKO'd Vincent Boulware in the 8th round to win the Vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title.

  Chocolatito: "I’m So Proud To Represent Nicaragua"  
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez says he is ‘proud to have represented Nicaragua with such dignity’ – but still has plenty more to add to his legacy as he prepares to face Juan Francisco Estrada in a unification rematch at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night, live worldwide on DAZN.

Chocolatito (50-2 41 KOs) was victorious in the first fight with Estrada (41-3 28 KOs) in November 2012, and his final fight as a Light-Flyweight World ruler. Two years later in his 40th pro fight he became a three-weight World ruler by beating Akira Yaegashi in Japan for the WBC and Ring Magazine World Flyweight titles and his September 2016 victory over Carlos Cuadras landed him World honors at a fourth weight with the WBC Super-Flyweight strap.
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  Weights From Mohegan Sun - ShoBox  
Brandun Lee 139.75 vs. Samuel Teah 139
Misael Lopez 129.75 vs. Jordan White 130
Steven Ortiz 134.75 vs. Jeremy Hill 134.75
Victor Padilla 134 vs. Thomas Velasquez 135

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment and D&D Boxing


  Alberto Machado vs. Angel Fierro
New Main Event For Mar. 18 In Puerto Rico
 
Ring City USA, the new sports media startup that debuted its Thursday night boxing series in November 2020, announced today a change in the headliner of its March 18 event, their second of three cards during its residency in Puerto Rico.

With the previously announced Hector Tanajara unable to fight due to an illness, former super featherweight Alberto Machado, (22-2, 18 KO), will now face hard-hitting Mexican contender Angel ‘Tashiro’ Fierro, (17-1-1, 13 KOs), of San Diego, Calif. in a ten-round main event clash, highlighting the latest chapter of the iconic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico ring rivalry. The event emanates from the famed Alberque Olimpico (Olympic Center) in Salinas, P.R.
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  On This Day: March 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Tim Witherspoon KO'd Darrol Wilson in the 2nd Round - Non Title.
Mohammad Abdulaev KO'd Jesus Santiago in the 4th round.
2001, York Hall, London, England:
Bruce Scott TKO'd Garry Delaney in the 3rd round - Vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Cruiserweight Title.
Roman Karmazin won an 8 round decision over Mike Algoet.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Lance Whitaker KO'd Oleg Maskaev in the 2nd round - WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.
Shane Mosley TKO'd Shannon Taylor in the 6th round - WBC Welterweight Title.
1998, Pikesville, Maryland:
Derrell Coley won a 12 round SD over Willy Wise - NABF Welterweight Title.
David Tua won a 10 round MD over Jeff Wooden - Non Title.
Zab Judah and Esteban Flores fought a 3 round NC that was  first called Technical Draw.
1990, Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv:
Welcome Ncita won a 12 round UD over Fabrice Benichou - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Lewis Crocker vs. Deniz Ilbay Welterweight Showdown This Friday On ESPN+  
One of Europe’s top welterweights returns this Friday, March 12, as #MTKFightNight is back with Lewis “The Croc” Crocker making the first defense of his WBO European belt in a 10-rounder against German contender Deniz Ilbay at University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England.

In the co-feature, Irish fan-favorite Gary Cully will battle Kazakhstan’s Viktor Kotochigov in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBO European lightweight title.
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  Bunch Decisions Krael  
This past Saturday night, Shinard Bunch won a tough eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Cameron Krael in the featured bout of a five-bout card at The Sportsplex in Feasterville, Pa.

It was a rugged battle as Krael was able to get a lot of things done by boxing, and working behind a nice long jab from the outside. Bunch, who has been the most active fighter in the sport, as he was making his fourth ring appearance of 2021, was aggressive and giving just as much (if not a little more) then he was getting.
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  On This Day: March 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Frankfurt, Oder, Germany:
Danilo Haussler won a 12 round MD over Glenn Catley -  European (EBU) Super Middleweight Title.
Markus Beyer TKO'd Anton Robinson in the 7th round -  WBC International Super Middleweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Alexander Munoz TKO'd Celes Kobayashi in the 8th round - WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Angel Manfredy - IBF Lightweight Title.
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Robbie Peden in the 10th round - NABF Featherweight Title.
2001, Copenhagen, Denmark:
Johnny Bredahl won a 12 round UD over Joel Junio - WBA International Bantamweight Title.
Erlanger, Kentucky:
Dale Crowe KO'd Greg Page in the 10th round - Non Title  Page was severely injured in this bout.
1996, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Jeff Fenech TKO'd Mike Juarez in the 2nd round - Non Title Lightweights
Cork, Ireland:
Steve Collins TKO'd Neville Brown in the 11th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.

  Encouraging Sales Of Friday’s Shields vs. Dicaire PPV Event Bring Hope For The Future To Women’s Boxing  
Though final numbers are still coming in, the sometimes beleaguered sport of women’s boxing has reason for optimism today, International Women’s Day, as the historic “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” all-female pay-per-view event last Friday night (March 5), featuring two-time Olympic gold medalist and boxing superstar Claressa Shields, has already surpassed all projected sales expectations.
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  Undefeated Lightweight Prospect Jamaine Ortiz Breaks Down Today's Elite Lightweights  
Undefeated lightweight prospect Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (14-0, 8 KOs) has started to make waves in arguably boxing's best and deepest division.

The Worcester, Massachusetts fighter is ranked No. 5 by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF), No. 14 by the United States Boxing Association (USBA) and North American Boxing Association (NABA), and he recently cracked the World Boxing Council's (WBC) top 40 world rankings at 31.
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  On This Day: March 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Hanover, Germany:
Corrie Sanders TKO'd Wladimir Klitschko in the 2nd round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Felix Sturm won a 10 round UD over Javier Mamani - IBF Youth Middleweight Title.
Tustin, California:
Monte Barrett won a 6 round UD over Terry Porter - Non Title.
2002, Oroville, California:
Juan Lazcano TKO'd Julio Cesar Leon in the 7th round - Non Title.
Kissimmee, Florida:
Oscar Larrios won a 8 round UD over Darryl Pinckney - Non Title.
1999,
Tito Mendoza KO'd Dwain Williams in the 5th round - WBO NABO Light Middleweight Title.
Rafael Marquez KO'd Jose Gastelum in the 6th round - Non Title.
1998, Yokohama, Japan:
Saman Sorjaturong TKO'd Shiro Yahiro in the 3rd round WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Joichiro Tatsuyoshi won a 12 round UD over Jose Sosa - WBC Bantamweight Title.
1997, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia TKO'd Jorge Barrera in the 3rd round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.

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

  Shields Becomes Unified Champion Of The World  
By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The American female Claressa Shields promised to not disappoint her fans in Flint, Michigan, and she kept her promise. Shields became the unified super welterweight (154 pounds) champion of the word, Friday evening at the Dort Financial Center in Flint, beating the Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire by unanimous decision in 10 rounds.
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  John Vera Stops Cleotis Pendarvis In Opening Round  
Fort Worth (TX) middleweight John “The Phenom” Vera stopped Cleotis Pendarvis in the opening round of last night’s RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS main event at Biloxi Conference Center in Biloxi, Mexico.

Vera vs. Pendarvis suddenly and surprisingly ended midway through the opening round, when Pendarvis (21-8-2, 9 KOs), a former USBA champion, stopped throwing punches and went to his knees. He was counted out with what is believed to be a hand injury.
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  On This Day: March 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Omar Narvaez TKO'd Reginaldo Martins in the 3rd round - WBO Flyweight Title.
Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd Walter Estrada in the 5th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Lawrence Murphy in the 3rd round - WBU Middleweight Title.
Saitama, Japan:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Shigeru Nakazato - WBC Super Bantamweight Title
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Toshiaki Nishioka - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Julio Zarate won a 12 round SD over Hideki Todaka - WBA (Interim) Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Diego Corrales won a 12 round SD over Joel Casamayor - Vacant WBO Super Featherweight Title.
Mark Johnson KO'd Luis Bolano in the 4th round - WBO Super Flyweight Title.
Sam Peter TKO'd Jose Da Silva in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Will Grigsby won a 12 round UD over Carmelo Caceres - IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
David Reid won a 12 round UD over Laurent Boudouani - WBA Light Middleweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dicaire & Shields Are Ready For This Challenge
 
By: Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Silvia Jones, ILE Photography 

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer female Marie-Eve Dicaire is ready for the biggest challenge of her pro boxing career. Friday evening at the Flint Dort Financial Center in Michigan, Dicaire (17-0-0), the IBF super welterweight (154 pounds) champion of the world, will face the American Claressa Shields (10-0-0), the WBO and WBC champion of the world. It will be a unification world championship fight.
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  Brandon Adams Scores Sensational Upset,
Stops Undefeated Serhii Bohachuk
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Ring City USA

Former world title challenger Brandon Adams scored the biggest win of his career with a stunning eighth-round technical knockout to upset blue-chip rising star Serhii Bohachuk in the main event of Ring City USA’s inaugural 2021 event from Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and live on NBC Sports Network.
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  Weights From Flint, MI - PPV  
Claressa Shields 153.6 vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire 152.6
(WBC, WBA WBO, IBF female Jr. middleweight titles)

Danielle Perkins 196.8 vs. Monika Harrison 202.8
Jamie Mitchell 120 vs. Noemi Bosques 119.6
Marlen Esparza 117.4 vs. Shelly Barnett 119
Timur Kerefov 163 vs. Manny Woods 163.2
Robert Simms 238 vs. Aaron Quintana 206.4

Venue: Dort Financial Center, Flint, Michigan
Promoter: Salita Promotions


  On This Day: March 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Leverkusen, Küppersteg, Germany:
Felix Sturm KO'd Bert Schenk in the 2nd round - WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Diaz in the 10th round - WBC Lightweight Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Rubin Williams in the 7th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
2004, Pala Casino, Pala, California:
Verno Phillips TKO'd Julio Garcia in the 1st round - Non Title.
Carlos Quintana KO'd Edwin Cassiani in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Allan Green TKO'd Laverne Clark in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, New Mexico:
Frankie Archuleta won a 10 round SD over Johnny Tapia - Non Title.
2003, London, Bethnal Green, England:
Howard Eastman TKO'd Gary Beardsley in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Varuzhan Davtyan in the 5th round - Non Title.
2000, New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Robbie Peden won a 12 round SD over Carlos Rios - NABF Super Featherweight Title.

  Claressa Shields vs. Marie-Eve Dicaire
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
The final press conference was held today for Friday’s (March 5, 2021) “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” pay-per-view boxing event, featuring the 10-round 154-pound unification showdown between undefeated three-division and current WBC/WBO Super Welterweight World champion Claressa Shields and also unbeaten IBF Super Welterweight World Champion Marie-Eve Dicaire from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich.
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  Weights From Puerto Rico - NBCSN  
Serhii Bohachuk 153.8 vs. Brandon Adams 153.8
Danielito Zorrilla 139.6 vs. Ruslan Madiyev 139.6
Bryan Chevalier 127.4 vs. Carlos Zambrano 127
Fernando Vargas, Jr. 159.8 vs. Salome Flores Torres 162
Harold Laguna 135.2 vs. Darwin Alvarez 138.8
Jorge Diaz 146 vs. Felipe Munoz 143

Venue: Felix Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Ring City USA


  Weights From Biloxi - UFC Fight Pass  
John Vera 160 vs. Cleotis Pendarvis 160
Christon Edwards 144.5 vs. Jonathan Steele 144
Eridson Garcia 130 vs. Jose Valenzuala 129
Tyler Tomlin 140 vs. Ricardo Ocampo 144
Michael Williams, Jr. 149 vs. Mike Tutt 149
Jonathan Montrel 138 vs. Jose Abuel 140
Quincy Lavallais 154 vs. Anthony Bowman 159
Randy Blythe 158 vs. Starr Johnson 154

Venue: Biloxi Conference Center in Biloxi, Mississippi
Promoter: RJJ Boxing


  On This Day: March 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Magna Centre, Rotherham, England:
Clinton Woods TKO'd Rico Hoye in the 5th Round - Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
David Haye TKO'd Glen Kelly in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Temecula, California:
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Jorge Lacierva in the 6th round - IBF Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Archak TerMeliksetian won a 6 round UD over Michael Soberanis - Non Title.
Choctaw, Mississippi:
Almazbek Raiymkulov TKO'd Koba Gogoladze in the 6th round - Non Title.
Kelly Pavlik TKO'd Dorian Beaupierre in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2002, Townsville, Queensland, Australia:
Anthony Mundine won a 10 round UD over Brad Mayo - Non Title.
2000, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round MD over Johnny Bredahl - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Bones Adams won a 12 round UD over Nestor Garza - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Oba Carr TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 8th round - Non Title.

  David Benadivez vs. Ronald Ellis Headlines Super Middleweight World Title Eliminator March 13  
Two-time world champion David Benavídez faces dangerous veteran Ronald Ellis in a 12-round WBC super-middleweight title eliminator Saturday, March 13 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast also features two under-25 lightweight contenders Isaac Cruz and Matías Romero in a 12-round co-main event bout. A 10-round super welterweight affair between Terrell Gausha and Jamontay Clark will open the telecast on SHOWTIME. The event is promoted by TGB Promotions and Sampson Boxing.
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  Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor Battle For
Undisputed Junior Welterweight Crown May 22
 
Two undefeated junior welterweight kings, one undisputed title. The stakes don’t get any higher.

WBC/WBO champion Jose Ramirez, the pride of California’s Central Valley, will fight Scotland’s IBF/WBA champion Josh Taylor for the undisputed world championship Saturday, May 22. The winner will become only the second undisputed junior welterweight champion of the four-belt era, joining pound-for-pound great Terence “Bud” Crawford.
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  Boxeo Telemundo Kicks Off Season With New Format & More Digital Content On March 5  
Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 boxing program among Hispanics and longest-running sports show in Spanish-language television, returns with a revamped format that will feature live match coverage coupled with fight analysis and discussions around the latest boxing and MMA news stories. Led by Telemundo Deportes’ Karim Mendiburu serving as the new studio host, the show also expands its digital footprint with the launch of an extensive lineup of series and special content around each season, and throughout the year. The new season of Boxeo Telemundo premieres Friday, March 5 at 12 a.m. ET/ 11 p.m. CT on Telemundo. Live match coverage will be headlined by undefeated WBO/NABO Jr Welterweight champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo facing Jesus “Barreterito” Beltran.
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  On This Day: March 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Manny Siaca in the 12th round to win the Vacant WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Rosendo Alvarez won a 12 round SD over Beibis Mendoza to regain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Tim Austin TKO'd Jesus Perez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
John Ruiz won a 12 round UD over Evander Holyfield to win the WBA Heavyweight Title.
2000, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round UD over David Reid to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Verona, New York:
Paul Spadafora won a 12 round UD over Victoriano Sosa to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1996, Yokohoma, Japan:
Daniel Zaragoza TKO'd Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in the 11th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1990, London, England:
Mark Breland KO'd Lloyd Honeyghan in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.

  French Heavyweight Phenom Tony Yoka Returns Against Joel Tambwe Djeko On ESPN+ Mar. 5  
Heavyweight contender Tony Yoka, the 2016 Olympic gold medal sensation from Paris, has set his sights on his first professional belt. Yoka will battle Belgium-born Joel Tambwe Djeko in a 12-rounder for the vacant European Union title Friday at H Arena in Nantes, France.

In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, Estelle Yoka Mossely (8-0, 1 KO), the other half of boxing’s most prominent husband-and-wife duo, will fight German contender Verena Kaiser (14-1, 6 KOs).
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  Danielito Zorilla vs. Ruslan Madiyev Highlights Thursday’s Packed Ring City USA Undercard  
Ring City USA begins its three-event residency in Puerto Rico this week when it takes over the Felix Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, to deliver a deep card of boxing action topped by the main event between blue-chip rising star Serhii Bohachuk against former world title challenger Brandon Adams on Thursday, March 4. The full card, which features seven matchups and fighters at different levels in their professional careers, will stream live around the world on Twitch at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The three-fight main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network in the United States and Puerto Rico, and on Twitch for fans outside of the U.S.
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  Rising Super Lightweight Prospect Brandun Lee Faces Samuel Teah On ShoBox March 10  
One of boxing’s fastest-rising prospects Brandun Lee will return to the “Fight Sphere” at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., for the third time when he takes on Samuel Teah Wednesday, March 10 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT in the super lightweight main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation telecast.

Lee vs. Teah headlines a four-fight card featuring eight promising prospects with a combined record of 102-4-2.
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  On This Day: March 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Carnival City, South Africa:
Phillip N'Dou TKO'd Nikolai Eremeev in the 6th round - WBU Super Featherweight Title.
Silence Mabuza TKO'd Jose Sanjuanelo in the 6th round - IBO Bantamweight Title
Sebastian Rothman won a 12 round UD over Gary Delaney - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Warsaw,Poland:
Tomasz Adamek won a 10 round UD over Rudi Lupo - IBC Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.
Pichit, Thailand:
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam TKO'd Malcolm Tunacao in the 1st round - WBC Flyweight Title.
1996, Newcastle, England:
Thulane Malinga won a 12 round SD over Nigel Benn - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Tom Johnson TKO'd Ever Beleno in the 12th round - IBF Featherweight Title
1994, Tokyo, Japan:
Wilfredo Vazquez TKO'd Yuichi Kasai in the 1st round - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.

  Marie-Eve Dicaire Determined
Underdog Against Claressa Shields
 
Unbeaten underdog Marie-Eve Dicaire, the reigning IBF female super welterweight World champion, has fully prepared physically and mentally for this Friday night’s undisputed showdown against undefeated WBC and WBO title holder and self-proclaimed WGOAT Claressa Shields (10-0​, 2 KOs)

Dicaire (17-0), a popular French-Canadian boxer, understands and fully appreciates the significance of “SUPERWOMEN”, and what an upset victory would do for her building brand, particularly outside her native Canada.
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  Marlen Esparza & Jamie Mitchell To Appear In Televised Bouts On Shields vs. Dicaire PPV Mar. 5  
The complete televised lineup for this week’s historic all-female “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” boxing event on Friday, March 5 from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich., has now been revealed with the addition of two more exciting fights, including special appearances by women’s star, former amateur world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza and undefeated bantamweight Jamie Mitchell.
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  On This Day: March 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over John Ruiz - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Alejandro Garcia TKO'd Santiago Samaniego in the 3rd round - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Alexander Gurov in the 8th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Winky Wright won a 12 round UD over JC Candelo - IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Fres Oquendo KO'd Maurice Harris in the 10th round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Joe Lenhart in the 3rd round - Non Title.
2002, Coliseo Guillermo Angulo, Carolina, Puerto Rico:
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Sammy Sparkman in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Ivan Calderon TKO'd Jorge Romero in the 4th round - Non Title.
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Eric Lucas won a 12 round UD over Vinny Pazienza - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
2000, Woodlawn, Maryland:
Hasim Rahman won a 10 round UD over Marion Wilson - Vacant Maryland State Heavyweight Title.
1997, Halle Carpentier, Paris:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Jean Baptiste Mendy - WBC Lightweight Title.
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Hector Camacho TKO'd Sugar Ray Leonard in the 5th round - IBC Middleweight Title.

  Canelo vs. Saunders Unification Clash Set For May 8  
Canelo Alvarez will clash with Billy Joe Saunders in a WBC, WBA Super, WBO and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight unification blockbuster on May 8, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico)

Canelo Alvarez dismantled WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in three rounds at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and next he takes a giant step in his quest to become undisputed by facing the WBO king Saunders at a venue to be announced soon.
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  On This Day: Feb 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Dresden, Germany:
Markus Beyer won a 12 round UD over Andre Thysse - WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Timo Hoffman won a 12 round UD over Corey Sanders - WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Nikolay Valuev TKO'd Dicky Ryan in the 1st round - Non Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over Jesus Chavez - WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Miguel Cotto TKO'd Victoriano Sosa in the 4th round - WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
2003, Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Humberto Soto TKO'd Cesar Figueroa in the 7th round - Non Title.
Terrence Lewis and Friday Ahunanya fought to a 10 round Draw - Non Title.
2001, London, Kensington:
Sam Soliman won a 6 round Decision over Cornelius Carr - Non Title.
1998, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over George Scott - WBC Lightweight Title.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. KO'd Sam Girard in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Artis Pendergrass in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Impact Boxing Kicks Off 2021 Schedule On March 6  
Impact Boxing will kick off it's 2021 schedule with a great night of boxing that will air on Saturday, March 6th.

Like many fights around the globe, Impact Boxing was not able to air the quantity of high class events, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Impact Boxing is making good on their promise that it would return in in a big way, post-pandemic. Saturday, March 6th is the beginning of that.

Headlining the card on March 6, which will take place at Delray Beach Boxing Club in Delray Beach, Florida, will be Steve Geffrard taking on veteran Denis Grachev in the eight-round light heavyweight main event.
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  Parker: "I Want To Make A
Statement At Spark Arena"
 
Joseph Parker says he wants to "make a statement" when locks horns with long-term rival Junior Fa for the vacant WBO Oriental Heavyweight Title at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday February 27, live on DAZN.

Parker (27-2, 21 KOs) returns to Spark Arena for the first time since claiming the WBO Heavyweight Championship against Mexico's Andy Ruiz Jr just over four years ago.
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  Scardina: "My Dream Is To
Become A World Champion"
 
Italian star Daniele Scardina makes his long-awaited return to the ring this evening as he takes on Cesar Nunez for the vacant European Union Super-Middleweight Title at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, live on DAZN.

‘King Toretto’ (18-0, 14 KOs) is quickly establishing himself as the flag-bearer for Italian boxing, picking up the vacant IBF International Super-Middleweight Title against Finland’s Henri Kekalainen in March 2019.
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  On This Day: Feb 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico:
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Moises Zamudio in the 5th round - WBC Continental
Americas Bantamweight Title.
Chicago, Illinois:
Cesar Bazan won on 2nd round DQ over Roberto Ortega - Non Title.
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Derrick Jefferson won an 8 round TD over Julius Long - a BIG Non Title bout!
1999, Oldham, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Tommy Peacock in the 2nd round - Vacant British (Central Area) Light Welterweight Title.
London, Bethnal Green, England:
Colin Dunne won a 12 round UD over Phillip Holiday - WBU Lightweight Title.
Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, Germany:
Sven Ottke KO'd Giovanni Nardiello in the 3rd round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Markus Beyer won an 8 round Decision over Rene Dutard - Non Title.
Miami, Florida:
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Willie Taylor - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round SD over Cesar Bazan - WBC Lightweight Title.
1998, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand:
Chatchai Sasakul won a 12 round UD over Young-Jin Kim - WBC Flyweight Title.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn: “Cannot quite believe that we are promoting an event at the home of the Miami Dolphins this Saturday– the Hard Rock Stadium. The return of the pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez fighting just 8 weeks after unifying the division against Callum Smith in Texas. We are so excited. We are going to have 15,000 people in the building. Huge crowd there.”

“So proud to be here representing DAZN live this weekend. It’s an absolute honor to be working with, in my opinion, the greatest network in boxing right now. These guys have so much to bring you coming up– an unrivaled schedule.”
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  On This Day: Feb 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, San Diego, California:
Joan Guzman TKO'd Agapito Sanchez in the 10th round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO'd Cesar Figueroa in the 6th round.
2000, New York, New York:
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd Derrell Coley in the 7th round in a WBC Title eliminator.
Arturo Gatti KO'd Joey Gamache in the 2nd round.
Lamon Brewster won a 10 round UD over Richard Mason.
1994, London, England:
Nigel Benn won a 12 round UD over Henry Wharton to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
San Jose, California:
Orlando Canizales TKO'd Gerardo Martinez in the 4th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1993, Melun, France:
Tom Johnson won a 12 round SD over Manuel Medina to win the IBF Featherweight Title.
1984, Beaumont, Texas:
Rocky Lockridge KO'd Roger Mayweather in the 1st round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Valdez’s Manager Frank Espinoza
Reveals His Talent Finding Secret
 
By William Trillo
His ledger speaks for itself. Martin Castillo, Enrique Sanchez, Daniel Ponce De Leon, Israel Vasquez, Abner Mares and now Oscar Valdez. The chances are whenever you see the next up and coming lighter weight Mexican hitting the spotlight there is a good chance you are going to see Espinoza in their corner.

I was fortunate enough to speak to Espinoza a few days after his latest protégé Oscar Valdez shocked the boxing world with the devastating defeat of the now dethroned Champion Miguel Berchelt. After congratulating the manager for having another World Title holder under his wing I had a few questions I hoped he would answer.
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  Full Card Set For RDR Promotions Show On
March 6 At The Sportsplex In Feasterville, PA
 
Rising junior welterweight prospect Shinard Bunch will take on tough veteran Cameron Krael in the eight-round main event of a RDR Promotions card on Saturday, March 6th at The Sportsplex in Feasterville, Pa. The bout will headline a six-bout card.

Bunch, 21 of Trenton, New Jersey has a record of 13-1 with 12 knockouts. The two year professional has kept an ambitious scheduled as he will be fighting for the 14th time in 22 months, and this will already be his 4th fight of 2021.
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  Seven-Division World Champion Amanda Serrano Faces Daniela Bermudez March 25 In Puerto Rico  
Seven-division world champion and future Boxing Hall of Famer Amanda Serrano will return to the ring to defend her WBO and WBC featherweight world titles against current two-division titlist Daniela Bermudez in the main attraction of a Ring City USA event from Puerto Rico on Thursday, March 25 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, live on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports app in the United States and Puerto Rico. The full card, which will be announced at a later date, will be available on Twitch outside of the United States.
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  On This Day: Feb 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001: Southport, Australia:
Lovemore N'Dou TKO'd Carlos Ariel Uribe in the 6th round.
Paul Briggs TKO'd Shane Dalton in the 2nd round.
2000, Samut Sakorn, Thailand:
Medgoen Singsurat won a 12 round UD over Masaki Kawabata to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
Cranston, Rhode Island:
Ray Oliveira won an action packed 10 round bout over Vivian Harris.
1995, London, England:
Mike McCallum TKO'd Carl Jones in the 7th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Nigel Benn KO'd Gerald McClellan in the 10th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title. Gerald McClellan was tragically permanently injured in this bout.
Pusan, Korea:
Hyung-Chul Lee TKO'd Tomonori in the 12th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1991, Inglewood, California:
Greg Richardson won a 12 round UD over Raul Perez to win the WBC Bantamweight Title.

  Canelo: "I’m Honored To Be Fighting In Miami"  
Canelo Alvarez hopes to turn Miami into another home for his blockbuster fight nights as he prepares to defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles against mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim on Saturday night (February 27) at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live worldwide on DAZN and on TV Azteca in Mexico.
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  Rising Heavyweight Otto Wallin Makes Case
For World Championship Challenge With
Dominant Win Over Dominic Breazeale
 
Swedish heavyweight contender Otto Wallin (22-1, 14 KO) continued to build his reputation as one of boxing’s best big men this past Saturday (February 20) by defeating division rival Dominic Breazeale via one-sided unanimous 12-round decision. The fight, nationally televised on SHOWTIME, saw Wallin out-work and out-land Breazeale 232-91, including 41.5% of his power punches.
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  Boxing & MMA Superstar Holly Holm & Trailblazing Latina Broadcaster Claudia Trejos Lead All-Star Commentary Team For Shields vs. Dicaire PPV Mar. 5  
An all-star broadcast team of well-known sports professionals and personalities has been assembled for the “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE” women’s boxing event livestreamed on FITE.TV (9 pm ET/6 pm PT) and distributed by InDemand to the major cable, satellite and telco outlets for just $29.95. on Friday, March 5, from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich.
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  On This Day: Feb 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Sports Palace, Kiev, Ukraine:
Alexander Gurov KO'd Allan Gronfors in the 1st round - Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Sporthalle, Hamburg, Alsterdorf, Germany:
Artur Grigorian TKO'd Angel Perez in the 6th round - WBO Lightweight Title.
Felix Sturm KO'd Slavomir Dendis in the 1st round - Non Title.
Luan Krasniqi KO'd Cleveland Woods in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Manila, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Tetsutora Senrima in the 5th round - WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr. TKO'd Derrick Harmon in the 11th round - WBC, WBA, IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Lincoln Carter in the 5th round - Non Title.
Derrick Gainer won a 12 round SD over Victor Polo - WBA Featherweight Title.
1996, Richmond, Virginia:
Terry Norris TKO'd Vincent Pettway in the 8th round - WBC ,IBF Light Middleweight Title.

  Results From Caribe Royale  
Super Bantamweight Melissa Oddessa Parker (4-0, 2 KO) battles Maria Cecilia Roman (15-5-1) to a Majority decision victory on Saturday night at the Caribre Royal Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Scorecards 80-72 76-76 78-74.

In the co-main event Ramon “Dinamita” Cardenas (19-1, 9 KO) from San Antonio, Texas. becomes the NAME BA - USA Super Bantamweight Champion after winning a ten round split decision against tough as nails Angel Antonio Contreras (10-3-1).
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  Split-T Management Fighters Score
Three Knockouts On Saturday Night
 
Three fighters under the Split-T Management banner registered knockout victories on Saturday night.

At Caribe Royale in Orland, Florida, welterweight Ivan Golub continued his ascent towards a major fight as he stopped Luis Eduardo Florez in round six of their scheduled eight-round bout.
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  Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Jonathan Navarro In
New Co-Main To Ortiz Jr. vs. Hooker March 20
 
Seasoned slugger Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (33-7-1, 23 KOs) will take on rising contender Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (17-0, 9 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the WBC Silver International Super Lightweight Title in the new co-main event to Ortiz Jr. vs Hooker. The action will take place Saturday, March 20 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, including the U.S. and Mexico.
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  On This Day: Feb 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Vodafone Arena, Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia:
Robbie Peden TKO'd Nate Campbell in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Sam Soliman TKO'd Miguel Julio in the 4th round - Non Title.
Dale Westerman won a 12 round UD over Justin Clements - OPBF Light Heavyweight Title.
2002, Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, England:
Jawaid Khaliq TKO'd Maxim Nesterenko in the 12th round - IBO Welterweight Title.
Nicky Booth TKO'd Stephen Oates in the 7th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight Title.
Marseille, France:
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Virgil Hill in the 9th round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Mehdi Sahnoune won a 12 round UD over Andrej Shkalikov - WBA Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Savannah, Georgia:
Nate Campbell won an 8 round UD over Joseph Figueroa - Non Title.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Rafael Marquez TKO'd Mark Johnson in the 8th round - IBF Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Bones Adams - IBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Kelly Pavlik KO'd Robert Dasoyan in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
The Anniversary No One Saw Coming
& Other Random Thoughts
 
By William Trillo
It was exactly one year ago today that Tyson Fury rid the boxing world of Deontay Wilder and became the Heavyweight Champ of the World. Little did most of the boxing media in attendance know that this would be the last live event we would cover until further notice. At the present time we are 365 days, and counting, into the longest draught of our respective journalistic careers.

For most of us lucky enough to get a credential, covering boxing is our dream job. A good portion of us do not make any money at it but rather do it for the love of the sport. Having the canvas unexpectedly pulled out from under our feet is akin to a hook to the liver. I know I speak for my peers and myself when I say, we all deeply miss being a part of these great events and will hope and pray this situation is over sooner rather than later.
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  On This Day: Feb 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mexico City, Mexico:
Jorge Arce KO'd Ernesto Castro in the 1st round - WBC Light Flyweight Title.
Jose Antonio Aguirre TKO'd Juan Keb Baas in the 7th round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Erik Morales TKO'd Eddie Croft in the 3rd round -WBC Featherweight Title.
Daniel Ponce De Leon TKO'd Trinidad Mendoza in the 2nd round - WBC Youth Bantamweight Title.
The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee:
Mike Tyson KO'd Clifford Etienne in the 1st round - Non Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd James Crawford in the 2nd round - Vacant USBA Super Middleweight Title.
2002, Lemoore, California:
Julio Gonzalez TKO'd Tyrone Armstead in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Montebello, California:
Israel Vazquez won a 10 round UD over Osvaldo Guerrero - Non Title.
Boston, Massachusetts:
Leavander Johnson won a 10 round UD over Jesus Zaterarin - Non Title.
2001, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
Tim Witherspoon TKO'd David Bostice in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1998, Washington, District Of Columbia:
Mark Johnson KO'd Arthur Johnson in the 1st round - IBF Flyweight Title.

  Valdez Proves Naysayers Wrong,
KO’s Berchelt To Become WBC Super Feather Champ
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank via Getty Images

To say Super Featherweight Miguel Berchelt (37-2, 33 KO’s) never saw what hit him would be a huge misnomer. The soon to be dethroned Champion saw it and tasted it, over and over again. Oscar Valdez (29-0, 23 KO’s), came into the ring as the underdog but by the time round four was complete it was pretty clear who was delivering the goods. Valdez was confident and dominant. This was the fight, just as he pictured it.
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