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  Danny Garcia vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.
Final Press Conference
 
Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. went face-to-face at a final press conference on Thursday and gave verbal clues of the explosive action they plan to dish out in a super welterweight clash set for this Saturday, July 30 headlining live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  The North East Takeover Press Conference Quotes  
There was plenty of energy during the final pre-fight words ahead of a huge night of free-to-air boxing live from the Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle, live on Channel 5 from 10pm.

It was a triple-threat of title talk, as Josh Kelly (11-1-1, 7 KOs), Harlem Eubank (14-0, 6 KOs), and Pat McCormack (1-0, 1 KO) all promised sensational performances to propel their rise to the top as part of a huge night of free-to-air boxing on Saturday night, live and free-to-air in front a terrestrial television audience.
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  On This Day: July 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Calabria, Italy:
Daniel Santos KO'd Giovanni Parisi in the 4th round to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
Phoenix, Arizona:
Kostya Tszyu TKO'd Julio Cesar Chavez in the 6th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1995, San Antonio, Texas:
Alex Sanchez won a 12 round UD over Tomas Rivera to retain the WBO Minimumweight Title.
Danny Romero KO'd Miguel Martinez in the 6th round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1994, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney KO'd Charles Williams in the 12th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title
Oscar de la Hoya KO'd Jorge Paez in the 2nd round to win the Vacant WBO Lightweight Title.
1990, Phoenix, Arizona:
Michael Carbajal TKO'd Muangchai Kittikasem in the 7th round to win the IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1957, New York, New York:
Floyd Patterson TKO'd Hurricane Jackson in the 10th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Danny Garcia vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.
Fight Week Media Workout Quotes
 
Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. kicked off fight week events on Wednesday showing off their skills and claiming they would be the better fighter at super welterweight during a media workout ahead of their showdown this Saturday, July 30 headlining live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Weights From Indio, Ca. DAZN  
Jousce Gonzalez 136.6 vs. Jose Angulo 136.2
Manuel Flores 119.8 vs. Daniel Moncada 119.8
Elnur Abduraimov 129.6 vs. Leonel Moreno 135.8
Gabriela Fundora 111.8 vs. Lucia Nunez 109
Eric Tudor 156.8 vs. Edgar Valenzuela 156.6
Jasmine Artiga 114.2 vs. Amy Salinas 114.8
Daniel Barrera 114.2 vs. Jesus Godinez 114

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


  North East Takeover: Public Workout Quotes  
Josh Kelly (11-1-1, 7 KOs) looked in peak condition as he floated around the canvas in front of his beloved North East faithful. The public workouts gave a taster, as the lively Newcastle crowd showed up to support 'PBK' as he showcased his speed ahead of his WBO International Super Welterweight Championship, live and free-to-air on Channel 5 from 10pm.
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  IBF World Champion Yokasta Valle To Face WBO World Champion Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen On Sept. 8  
Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN goes international on Thursday, September 8 for the first-ever world title unification fight in Costa Rica live on DAZN and the Golden Boy Boxing Youtube Page. Newly signed Golden Boy fighter and IBF Minimumweight World Champion, Yokasta “Yoka” Valle (25-2, 9 KOs), of San Jose, Costa Rica is set to put everything on the line when she faces off against undefeated, WBO Minimumweight World Champion Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen (5-0, 1 KOs) of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The 10-round world championship fight will take place at Cuidad Deportiva Heiner Ugalde, Hatillo, San José, Costa Rica and stream live on DAZN and on the Golden Boy Boxing Youtube page starting at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET.
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  On This Day: July 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, London, England:
Danny Williams TKO'd Julius Francis in the 4th round to win the Brittish and Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles.
Los Angeles, California:
Andrew Lewis retained the WBA Welterweight Title when his bout with Ricardo Mayorga is called a NC in the 2nd round. Lewis suffered a head-butt inflicted cut.
Erik Morales won a 12 round UD over In Jin Chi to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Julio Cesar Gonzalez to retain the Undisputed Light Heavyweight World Title.
1990, Melbourne, Australia:
Dennis Andries KO'd Jeff Harding in the 7th round to regain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
St Petersburg, Florida:
Jeff Lampkin KO'd Siza Makathini in the 8th round to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
1988, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Michael Nunn TKO'd Frank Tate in the 9th round to win the IBF Middleweight Title.
1985, Miami, Florida:
Mike McCallum TKO'd David Braxton in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.

  Akhmedov vs. Rosado Clash
On Canelo vs. GGG III Sept. 17
 
Ali Akhmedov and Gabriel Rosado will clash for the IBF North American Super-Middleweight title on Saturday September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the undercard to the trilogy clash between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin. The event, presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions, will broadcast live on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan)​.
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  Marlen Esparza To Defend Her Three World Titles
For The First Time Against Mandatory Eva Guzman On Aug. 6, At Dickies Arena In Fort Worth, TX
 
Newly crowned WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine Flyweight World Champion Marlen Esparza (12-1, 1 KOs) of Houston, TX, is set to defend her three world titles for the first time against her mandatory, former WBA Interim Flyweight World Champion Eva “La Ley” Guzman (19-1, 11KOs) from Maracay, Venezuela on Saturday, August 6 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX. The 10-round flyweight event will serve as the co-main event for Vergil Ortiz, Jr. vs. Michael Mckinson.
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  Hrgovic vs. Zhang To Decide
IBF World Title Contender
 
First details of the supporting cast to the colossal Unified Heavyweight World Title rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua have now been confirmed. The rivals will lock horns again in the coastal city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday August 20.

Avoided Croatian Heavyweight star Filip Hrgovic (14-0, 12 KOs) meets China’s undefeated Zhilei Zhang (24-0-1, 19 KOs) in a Final Eliminator for the IBF Heavyweight World Title. The rivals were originally set to clash on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol in May but will now do battle on the Red Sea.
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  On This Day: July 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana:
Cliff Etienne and Francois Botha fought to a draw in a wild and controversial bout.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Tim Austin TKO'd Adan Vargas in the 10th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
John Ruiz retained his WBA Heavyweight Title when Kirk Johnson was DQ'd in the 10 for repeated Low Blows.
Byron Mitchell TKO'd Julio Cesar Green in the 4th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Willie Mitchell in the 6th round.
1991, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Mauro Galvano won a 12 round UD over Ron Essett to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
Norfolk, Virginia:
Pernell Whitaker won a 12 round UD over Policarpo Diaz to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Lightweight Titles.
1990, Capo d'Orlando, Italy:
Massimliano Duran won the WBC Cruiserweight Title when Carlos de Leon was DQ'd in the 11th round.

  Shakur Stevenson To Defend Unified Jr. Lightweight Title Against Robson Conceição On Sept. 23  
Brick City’s boxing superstar, Shakur Stevenson, is the junior lightweight king. He’ll soon return home to defend his throne.

Stevenson, the WBC, WBO and Ring Magazine champion, puts his hardware on the line against Brazilian standout Robson Conceição on Friday, Sept. 23, at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. In the eight-round lightweight co-feature, Tokyo 2020 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis returns against an opponent to be named.
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  Tevin Farmer vs. Mickey Bey Square Off Aug. 12
At The Findlay Toyota Center In Prescott Valley, AZ
 
On Friday night , August 12th, former world champions Tevin Farmer and Mickey Bey will finally square in a 10-round lightweight bout. The fight will take place at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott, Arizona.

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

  Acosta Victorious On Thompson Boxing Card  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

From The Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, Thompson Boxing featured a five-fight card delighting a packed crowd of enthusiastic boxing aficionados. The main event proved to be the most exciting fight of the night pitting Whittier’s George “El Yuyu” Acosta (13-1, 1 KO) against Mexican Issac Avelar (16-5, 10 KO’s).
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  On This Day: July 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Scott Pemberton won a 12 round SD over Omar Sheika to win the Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title.
1995, St Jean de Luz, France:
Marcelo Dominguez TKO'd Akim Tafer in the 9th round to win the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
1994, Inglewood, California:
Verno Phillips TKO'd Jaime Llanes in the 7th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1993, Kyongju, Korea:
Myung Woo Yuh won a 12 round UD over Yuichi Hosono to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1992, Manchester, England:
Tyrone Booze KO'd Derek Angol in the 7th round to win the Vacant WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Manning Galloway won a 12 round UD over Pat Barrett to retain the WBO Welterweight Title.
1987, Miami, Florida:
Miguel Lora KO'd Antonio Avelar in the 4th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1902, San Francisco, California:
James J. Jeffries KO'd Bob Fitzsimmons in the 8th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Isaac Dogboe Edges Joet Gonzalez
In Featherweight Battle
 
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Isaac "Royal Storm" Dogboe's future was cloudy following back-to-back junior featherweight title fight losses to Emanuel Navarrete. Now, his future is brighter than ever.

Ghana's Dogboe defeated two-time title challenger Joet Gonzalez by a 10-round split decision in the featherweight main event Saturday evening at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. The bout was a WBC title eliminator, and Dogboe won the WBO International title, putting him in a prime position to challenge for a world title.
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  Angel Rodriguez Destroys Gabriel Gutierrez  
Angel “Moreno” Rodriguez (11-1, 8 KOs), the hard-hitting super lightweight prospect of Pico Rivera, California, made quick work of Gabriel Gutierrez (7-14, 5 KOs) of El Paso, Texas by stopping him via second-round knockout in a MarvNation Promotions main event on Saturday evening at the Derby Room in Pomona, California. The fight headlined a card that was streamed live on FITE TV Pay-Per-View.
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  Sergio Mendoza Improves To 17-0 With 16 KO's  
Last night’s “Canela Fight Night” series inaugural event was a knockout success, in addition to being a platform to showcase a potential future star, at Sonora Arena in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

The action-packed, entertaining “Canela Fight Nights,” presented by World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS) and De La O Promotions, was streamed live, exclusively and for FREE throughout the United States, Mexico, and Latin America. “Canela Fights Night” will be streamed the third Friday of every month, the next scheduled August 19th in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
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  On This Day: July 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Seoul, Korea:
In Jin Chi TKO'd Eiichu Sugama in the 10th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Arturo Gatti KO'd Leonard Dorin in the 2 round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Jesse James Leija won a 10 round SD over Francisco Bojado.
1999, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Page TKO'd Freddy Pendleton in the 11th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Virgil McClendon in the 12th round to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1993, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Charles Murray won a 12 round UD over Juan LaPorte to retain the IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1988, Pohang, Korea:
Yong Kang Kim won a 12 round UD over Sot Chitalada to win the WBC Flyweight Title.
1986, Tokyo, Japan:
Tsuyoshi Hamada KO'd Rene Arredondo in the 1st round to win the WBC Light Welterweight Title.

  Richie Rivera vs. Badou Jack Added To Joshua
vs. Usyk 2 Undercard On Aug. 20 In Saudi Arabia
 
He is strong to the finish because he eats his spinach! Star Boxing is pleased to confirm undefeated, Hartford, Connecticut product, RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA (21-0 16KO’s) will look to cement his name on one of the biggest stages in boxing come August 20th in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia when he takes on former two-time world champion “THE RIPPER” BADOU JACK (26-3-3 16KO’s) on the Joshua-Usyk 2 undercard. The mega night of fights will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City. The start time for the card will be announced soon.
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  Weights From Hinckley, Minnesota - ESPN+  
Joet Gonzalez 125.6 vs. Isaac Dogboe 125.8
Gabriel Flores Jr. 135.4 vs. Giovanni Cabrera 135.6
Javier Martinez 160.8 vs. Chino Hill 161
Guido Vianello 244.2 vs. Rafael Rios 250.4
Haven Brady Jr. 127.8 vs. Aaron Echeveste 126.8
Colton Warner 254 vs. Jimmy Barnes 265.6
Abdullah Mason 135 vs. Luis Fernandez 136
Antonio Mireles 269.2 vs. Dennys Reyes 228.6
Dante Benjamin Jr. 172.6 vs. Corey Thompson 174.8
Antonio Woods 161.6 vs. Darryl Jones 162
Cayman Audie 234.2 vs. Anthony Garrett 271.4

Venue: Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Avery Sparrow 129.1 vs. William Foster III 128.7
Christian Tapia 131.5 vs. Mario Sayal Lozano 132
Jan Carlos Rivera 130.8. vs. Nelson Perez 140.4
Jeremy Cuevas 144 vs. Nicolas Pablo Damario 143
Deazmond Lucas 151 vs. Daniel Sostre 155.2
Carlos Rosario 136.9 vs. Jonuel Hernandez Ramoas 136
Juan Davilla 137.5 vs. Joshua Maldonado 139

Venue: Fillmore Philadelphia
Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions


  Jose Benavidez Jr. Seattle Media Workout Quotes  
Exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. showed off his skills during a media workout at his family’s gym in Seattle on Thursday, as he nears his super welterweight showdown against two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia headlining action live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, July 30 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
To Host Full Night Of Action On July 28
 
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will host a full night of action for fight fans in the Coachella Valley on Thursday, July 28. SoCal fan-favorite and undefeated fighter Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (12-0-1, 11 KOs) of Glendora, CA, will headline the fight card in an 8-round super lightweight fight against Jose Angulo (14-2, 7 KOs) of Miami, FL.
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  On This Day: July 23  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Brian Minto KO'd Vincent Maddalone in the 10th round.
1994, Bismarck, North Dakota:
Mike McCallum won a 12 round UD over Jeff Harding to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Virgil Hill won a 12 round UD over Frank Tate to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.
1992, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu won a 10 round UD over Juan LaPorte
1990, Inglewood, California:
Humberto Gonzalez TKO'd Jung-Keun Lim in the 5th round to Retain the WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1988, Sacramento, California:
Tony Lopez won a 12 round UD over Rocky Locktidge to win the IBF Super Featherweight Title.
1958, Houston, Texas:
Joe Brown won a 15 round UD over Kenny Lane to retain the World Lightweight Title.

  Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa Jr.
Virtual Media Quotes
 
Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. previewed their super lightweight showdown during virtual media events this week before they headline live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, August 20 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Joet Gonzalez & Isaac Dogboe
Set For Featherweight Firefight
 
Two of the world's fiercest featherweights are ready for a high-stakes battle. Two-time title challenger Joet Gonzalez (25-2, 15 KOs) will meet former junior featherweight world champion Isaac Dogboe (23-2, 15 KOs) in the 10-round main event Saturday at the Grand Casino Hinckley. Gonzalez will defend his WBO International strap, with the fight also serving as a WBC title eliminator.
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  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
George Acosta 129 vs. Isaac Avelar 129.2
Richard Brewart Jr. 159.4 vs. Ramon Ayala 159.9
Japhethlee Llamido 126.8 vs. Dihul Olguin 126.5
Leo Sanchez 131.8 vs. Erick Espinoza 131.7
Stephanie Chavez 114.5 vs. Esli Cervantes 113.7

Venue: Doubletree Hotel Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Weights From Mexico  
Sergio Mendoza vs. Francisco Gomez 121.2
Jesus Ramirez Rubio 121.1 vs. Anthony Jimenez 120.6
Marco Cota Moreno 136.7 vs. Brandon Garcia Orozco 135.8
Bryan Zamarripa 136.7 vs. Jesus Arevalo 138.9
Yadira Bustillos 109.1 vs. Barbara Martinez Munoz 111.9

Venue: Sonora Arena in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS) and De La O Promotions


  On This Day: July 22  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Pismo Beach, California:
Brian Viloria TKO'd Luis Doria in the 1st round to win the WBC Youth Flyweight Title.
2000, Miami, Florida:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Mamadou Thiam in the 3rd round to retain the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Ener Julio won a 12 round SD over Randall Bailey to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Felix Machado won a 12 round UD over Julio Gamboa to win the Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, London, England:
Nate Miller KO'd Orlin Norris in the 8th round to win the WBA Cruiserweight Title.
Nigel Benn TKO'd Vincenzo Nardiello in the 8th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1987, Tokyo, Japan:
Rene Arredondo TKO'd Tsuyoshi Hamada in the 6th round to regain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1963, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Sonny Liston KO'd Floyd Patterson in the 1st round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Danny Garcia Philadelphia Media Workout Quotes  
Two-division world champion and Philadelphia’s own Danny “Swift” Garcia held a media workout in his hometown on Wednesday as he prepares to make his 154-pound debut against exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. on Saturday, July 30 headlining live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  WBC & WBA In Play For Mbilli Sept. 9  
Christian “Solid” Mbilli (21-0, 19 KOs) is out to dominate the 168 lb. weight category and plans on making a statement on September 9 as he fights his way to the top to claim a second title belt. The Eye of the Tiger protegé will face off against American DeAndre Ware (15-3-2, 9 KOs) for the WBC Continental of the Americas belt as well as the WBA super-middleweight belt, crowning the event at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal, simulcast on the Punching Grace network beginning 7:00 pm.
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  Shohjahon Ergashev & Ali Izmailov Face Power-Punching Foes To Top Next Detroit Brawl Aug. 10  
On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the historic Garden Theater in Midtown Detroit, two of the hardest punchers in all of boxing will return to the ring against dangerously powerful opponents, as Salita Promotions will continue leading the resurgence of Motown boxing with a special mid-summer, mid-week edition of their popular Detroit Brawl series, featuring IBF #4, WBA #13, WBO #11 and RING #7 super lightweight slugger Shohjahon Ergashev and WBO #12-, IBF #11-, WBC #7-ranked light heavyweight powerhouse Ali Izmailov in separate main events.
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  Zurdo Ramirez Responds To WBA Order  
The long chase is over for “Zurdo” or at least it appears that way after nearly two years.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) recently ordered Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs), the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Light Heavyweight World Champion, to next fight former World Super Middleweight Champion and current WBA No. 1 rated light heavyweight mandatory challenger, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs).
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  On This Day: July 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson won a 12 round UD over Marcelo Dominguez to retain the WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Daniel Santos retained the WBO Welterweight Title when his bout with Antonio Margarito was stopped and declared NC in the 1st round. (unintentional headbutt cut)
Harry Simon won a 12 round UD over Hacine Cherifi to win the WBO Iterim Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Shane Mosley KO'd Adrian Stone in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Jameel McCline TKO'd Michael Grant in the 1st round.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson TKO'd Carl Williams in the 1st round to retain the WBC, WBA and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1982, New York, New York:
Salvador Sanchez TKO'd Azumah Nelson in the 15th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title. (Sanchez was killed in an auto accident shortly after this bout).
1979, Houston, Texas:
Eusebio Pedroza TKO'd Ruben Olivares in the 12th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.

  Rodriguez "Thankful" For ESPN Fighter Award  
Jesse Rodriguez says he feels ‘thankful’ to be named as the Fighter of the Year by ESPN in their midyear awards for 2022 – but the WBC World Super-Flyweight champion is not resting on his laurels and continue his sensational year when he defends his title against Israel Gonzalez on Saturday September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as co-main event to the trilogy clash between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin. The event, presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions, will broadcast live on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan)​.
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  Lucas Bastida: Stabbings, Legacy,
& The Battle To The Top Of Boxing
 
Lucas Bastida (18-1-1, 10 KOs) has had to overcome some of the most shocking of circumstances to put himself in a position to fight Josh Kelly (11-1-1, 7 KOs) for the WBO International Super Welterweight belt on Saturday 30 July at the Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle, live on Channel 5.

You will seldom find someone more mentally and physically strong than Bastida, who is prepared to leave his homeland of Argentina to fight overseas for the first time in front of his opponents own crowd.
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  On This Day: July 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Vernon Forrest won a 12 round UD over Shane Mosley to retain the WBC Welterweight Title.
Antonio Tarver TKO'd Eric Harding in the 5th round
1997, Indio, California:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Glen Johnson in the 11th round to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1991, Samut Prakam, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO'd David Griman in the 5th round to retain the WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1990, Arles, France:
Christophe Tiozzo TKO'd Paul Whittaker in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
1980, Seoul, Korea:
Eusebio Pedroza KO'd Sa-Wang Kim in the 8th round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Playboy Club, McAfee, New Jersey:
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad TKO'd Jerry Martin in the 10th round to retain the WBA Light Heavyweight Title.

  Gary Antuanne Russell Media Workout Quotes  
Unbeaten rising star Gary Antuanne Russell held a media workout in his hometown of Capitol Heights, Md. on Monday, as he prepares to take on former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy in the telecast opener live on SHOWTIME Saturday, July 30 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Dylan Price Spectacular With
Unanimous Decision Over Drew Correll
 
Bantamweight Dylan Price remained undefeated by displaying a scintillating performance in winning a 10-round unanimous decision over tough Drew Correll to capture the NBA Bantamweight world title at a sold out Elevations Event Center in Chester, Pennsylvania.

The six-bout card was promoted by Price Promotions.
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  Next Great Mexican Flyweight
Is 16-0 Sergio Mendoza
 
Mexico’s next great flyweight is Sergio “Yoreme” Mendoza 16-0 (15 KOs), who headlines the new boxing series, “Canela Box Nights,” this Friday night at Sonora Arena in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

“Canela Fight Nights was created by CANELA MEDIA, a leading, minority-owned technology driven company committed to redefining digital media experiences for the Hispanic Community, and World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS), led by its creators CEO Terry Holland and promoter/matchmaker Guy Taylor.
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  Stephan Shaw Takes Out Bernardo Marquez In 1  
Stephan Shaw made short work of Bernardo Marquez by scoring a first round stoppage of a scheduled eight-round heavyweight bout.

The bout took place on Friday night at The Pechanga Casino and Hotel in Temecula, California.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Welcome To The Twilight Zone
 
By William Trillo
Photo: Tom Hogan - Golden Boy

"You're travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination - Next stop, the Twilight Zone!"
- Rod Serling

Imagine if you will a promoter, who just happens to be an eleven-time world champion and Hall of Famer who is so hell bent on making his second-rate fighter a world champion that he is willing to use whatever smoke and mirrors it takes to deceive the masses in order to attain his lofty goal. Now imagine the promoter’s motivation is not only money, (of which there is plenty), but is to fulfill his somewhat egotistical dreams of giving boxing fans the second coming of himself. Yes, the next Golden Boy.
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  Garcia Drops & Stops Fortuna In 6  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

From the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Productions put together a card featuring extremely popular Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (23-0, 19 KO’s). Garcia did not disappoint knocking out Javier Fortuna (37-4-1, 26 KO’s) at 20 seconds of the 6th round. Unfortunately, Fortuna was not the beast he displayed against JoJo Diaz. He was far less aggressive and did not pursue Garcia but once during the entire battle.
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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.

  Ryan Garcia Stops Javier Fortuna
With Spectacular Sixth Round Knockout
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Golden Boy

Boxing superstar, Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), put the division on notice by delivering a spectacular performance against former two-time world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (37-4-1, 26 KOs) in front of a star-studded audience at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena. The night’s main attraction featured non-stop action and celeb appearances by actors Michael B. Jordan, Danny Trejo, television personality Mario Lopez, and the LA Rams’ Sean McVay and Aron Donald. The action started with Fortuna taking the initiative and going after Ryan, with the latter utilizing his jab and long punches. Garcia caught Fortuna with a body shot, bringing him down in the fourth round. Fortuna got dropped again in the fifth round and finally got stopped by the ref in the sixth round with a time 0:27 via knockout.
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  Undercard Results From Los Angeles  
By William Trillo
It was a title eliminator in this the battle of Minimumweights Oscar Collazo (5-0, 3 KO’s) and Victorio Saludar (21-6, 11 KO’s). Collazo, who has a world class amateur pedigree was stretched to the limit by a hardnosed ring veteran in Saludar. In the seventh round both men hit the deck but each arose and went on to finish the grueling twelve round scrap. Final scores read 118-110, and 116-112 x 2 all in favor of Collazo.

On the victory Collazo stated, “It was a tough fight, I had to use my whole toolbox. My opponent was very strong and experienced, he's a veteran in the sport. Thanks to my corner I got in the ring and fought round by round. A world championship is next, I want to be a champion.”

Featherweight Diego De La Hoya (23-1, 11 KO’s) put the wood to Enrique Bernache (24-14, 12 KO’s) in this one-sided attraction. Bernache just did not have the natural ability to deal with De La Hoya’s charge. Though he is tough as nails Bernache was brought to a halt by Diego’s two fisted onslaught at the 2:51 mark of round 4.

“I felt very happy to be back, said Diego De La Hoya. “I haven't fought in two years so I felt great. My opponent was tough. I'll probably fight again in September. Hopefully I will fight for a championship soon.”

Lightweight Miguel Gaona (3-0, 2 KO) opened the show with a blistering first round KO over Abdiel Padilla (1-3, 1 KO). Ganoa dropped Padilla right away and then sealed the deal with a wicked body shot before the first three minutes commenced.


  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.

  Barboza Defeats Zorrilla In 140-Pound Showdown  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Junior welterweight contender Arnold Barboza Jr. waited nearly 10 years as a pro to make his main event debut, and he took full advantage of the opportunity.

Barboza (27-0, 10 KOs), from South El Monte, California, grinded down Danielito Zorrilla to win a 10-round unanimous decision in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,836 Friday evening at Pechanga Resort Casino. Ranked No. 8 by the WBO at 140 pounds, he prevailed by scores of 98-92 and 97-93 2x.
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  Quinton Randall Remains Unbeaten, Andrew Murphy New NBA Americas Super Middleweight Champion  
Houston welterweight Quinton Randall (10-0-1, 2 KOs) won last night’s RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS main event, taking an 8-round unanimous decision against Ivan “Cobra” Pandzic (14-2-1, 8 KOs), at Yakama Legends Casino, in Toppenish, Washington.
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  Weights From Los Angeles - DAZN  
Ryan Garcia 140 vs. Javier Fortuna 139.8
Alexis Rocha 146.6 vs. Luis Veron 146
Lamont Roach 129.8 vs. Angel Rodriguez 129.2
Ricardo Sandoval 111.8 vs. David Jimenez 111.2
Oscar Collazo 105 vs. Victorio Saludar 104.2
Diego De La Hoya 126 vs. Enrique Bernache 125.2
Miguel Gaona 138.6 vs. Abdiel Padilla 136

Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Magdeburg, Germany - ESPN+  
Michael Eifert 174.2 vs. Adriano Sperandio 174.6
(IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title)

Tom Dzemski 173.9 vs. Alexander Lorch 172.6
(German Light Heavyweight Title)

Nina Meinke 125.7 vs. Eva Hubmayer 125.4
Nenad Stancic 136.7 vs. Brayan Marsina 133.4
Julian Vogel 145.7 vs. Richard Walter 147
Marlon Dzemski 145.5 vs. Karim Bericha ??
Robin Rehse 159.6 vs. Ganiyou Idriss ??
Hamsat Shadalov 133.6 vs. Edwin Tercero 131.2
Paul Wall 157 vs. Nikolas Dzurnak 154.1
Hugo Micaleff 142 vs. Mauro Loli 141.3
Lara Ochmann 125.7 vs. Marina Sakharov 126.8
Albon Pervizaj 238.1 vs. Alvaro Terrero 221.6

Venue: Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing


  Weights From Chester, PA  
Dylan Price 118 - Drew Correll 118
(NBA World Bantamweight Title)

Tariq Green 167.3 - Abimbola Osumdairo 171.4
Jamir Anderson 147.6 - Aaron Newmose 145.5
Jaliq Holden 129.4 - Tyrique Gerald 124.9
Jeremiah Kendrick 159.3 - Erron Peterson 162.1
Frankie Lynn 155.5 - Prince Francis 156.3

Promoter: Price Promotions
Venue: Elevations Event Center in Chester, PA


  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.

  Weights From Temecula, Ca. - ESPN  
Arnold Barboza Jr. 139.6 vs. Danielito Zorrilla 139.6
(WBO Intercontinental Junior Welterweight Title)

Raymond Muratalla 136 vs. Jair Valtierra 137
Richard Torrez Jr. 224 vs. Roberto Zavala Jr. 255.2
Jorge Marron Jr. 143.2 vs. Adrian Yung 142.6
Austin Brooks 125.2 vs. Victor Saravia 125.2
Stephan Shaw 236.6 vs. Bernardo Marquez 231.2
Floyd Diaz 122.6 vs. Pedro Salome 121.4

Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Promoter: Top Rank


  Garcia vs. Fortuna Final Press Conference Quotes  
RYAN GARCIA: "I’m determined to do something amazing, entertain the fans and give them a show. He wants to knock me out too so we’re going to come in and throw our punches and give the fans a great show."

"Now I'm focused and locked in. I’m ready to do my job. I’m done talking. I just bring my good energy and speak the truth."
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  Jose Pedraza vs. Richard Commey & Jared Anderson vs. Miljan Rovcanin Co-Feature Set For Aug. 27  
Two former world champions are set for an Oklahoma showdown, as Jose “Sniper” Pedraza will battle Richard “RC” Commey in the 10-round junior welterweight main event Saturday, Aug. 27, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

In the 10-round heavyweight co-feature, the fighting pride of Toledo, Ohio, undefeated puncher Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson, returns to action against veteran Miljan Rovcanin.
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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.

  Garcia vs. Fortuna Workout Quotes  
Undefeated boxing phenom Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, and former two-time world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (37-3-1, 26 KOs) of La Romana, DR hosted their fight week media workout today at EC Young Boxing Gym in Los Angeles,CA. They anticipated 12-round lightweight showdown will take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Downtown Los Angeles and will stream live worldwide, exclusively on DAZN.
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  Weights From Toppenish, Wa. - UFC Fight Pass  
Quinton Randall 146.8 vs. Ivan Pandzic 146.6
Andrew Murphy 168 vs. Isiah Jones 166.8
William Hernandez 141.8 vs. Magarito Hernandez 141.2
Joseph Aguilar 166.2 vs. Alarenz Reynolds 167.2
Chris Johnson 153.4 vs. Devontae McDonald ??
Bryan Sanchez 135 vs. Dyllon Cervantes 133.6

Venue: Yakama Legends Casino, Toppenish, Washington
Promoter: RJJ Boxing


  Unbeaten Junior Welterweight Contenders
Arnold Barboza Jr. & Danielito Zorrilla Face Off
 
Two undefeated junior welterweight contenders look to take a giant step forward Friday evening at Pechanga Resort Casino. Arnold Barboza Jr. (26-0, 10 KOs), from South El Monte, California, will battle Puerto Rican standout Danielito Zorrilla (16-0, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main event for the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt.
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  Adam Kownacki & Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Media Workout Quotes
 
Polish star and Brooklyn’s all-action Adam Kownacki and top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko showed off their skills at a media workout in Brooklyn Wednesday before their respective showdowns on Saturday, July 30 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Williams & Conway Clash On Canelo vs. GGG III Card  
Austin Williams will face Kieron Conway for the vacant WBA International Middleweight title on the undercard of the blockbuster trilogy clash between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday September 17. The event, presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions, will broadcast live on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan)​.
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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.

  Vazquez Pounds Out Unanimous Decision Over Argel  
Featherweight contender Edward Vazquez pounded out a eight-round unanimous over tough Jose Argel in the main event that topped a seven bout card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Vazquez of Fort Worth, Texas was able to figure out Argel's come-forward style early in the contest as the Texan started slowing down Argel with body shots with both hands. Vazquez was equally effective with the uppercut. Argel continued to attempt to press but that was to his detriment as he ate shots to his flank and face from the pinpoint Vazquez.
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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).

  Sergiy Derevyanchenko & Vito Mielnicki Jr. Highlight Garcia vs. Benavidez Undercard Action On July 30  
Top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko will battle Joshua Conley in a 10-round bout, while exciting rising prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. takes on Jimmy Williams in an eight-round welterweight duel, in undercard action on Saturday, July 30 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Teofimo Lopez Returns In Junior Welterweight
Main Event Against Pedro Campa On Aug. 13
 
Teofimo Lopez took over the lightweight division. Now campaigning at junior welterweight, it is time for Operation: Take Back.

Lopez, the former lightweight champion, will face Mexican veteran Pedro “Roca” Campa in the 10-round main event Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Resorts World Event Center at Resorts World Las Vegas. In the eight-round junior middleweight co-feature, rising Puerto Rican star Xander Zayas steps up in class against Elias “Latin Kid” Espadas.
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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.

  Four-Division World Champion Adrien Broner
vs. Omar Figueroa Jr. Set For Aug. 20
 
Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner, one of the sport’s most notable attractions and biggest personalities, will make his long-awaited return against all-action former world champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa in a 12-round super lightweight showdown headlining action live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, August 20 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Super-Fly Sensation Rodriguez Defends World Crown Against Gonzalez On Canelo-GGG III Card  
Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez will defend his WBC World Super-Flyweight title against Israel Gonzalez as the co-main event on the undercard of the trilogy clash between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday September 17. The event, presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions, will broadcast live on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan)​.
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  On This Day: July 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1998, San Antonio, Texas:
Jesse James Leija won a 12 round UD over Azumah Nelson to win the Vacant IBA Lightweight Title.
1996, New York, New York:
Montell Griffin TKO'd Matthew Charleston in the 11th round to win the NABF Light Heavyweight Title.
Riddick Bowe won in the 7th round when Andrew Golota was DQ'd for Low Blows.
1992, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Gianfranco Rosi won a 12 round SD over Gilbert Dele to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Robert Quiroga won a 12 round MD over Jose Ruiz to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
1977, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico:
Wilfredo Gomez KO'd Raul Tirado in the 5th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1961, London, England:
Terry Downes TKO'd Paul Pender in the 10th round to win the World Middleweight Title.
1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Sugar Ray Robinson won a 15 round UD over Kid Gavilan to retain the World Welterweight Title.

  Rey Vargas Captures WBC Featherweight Title
With Split Decision Win Over Mark Magsayo
 
Mexico’s Rey Vargas became a two-division world champion Saturday night as he rose from a knockdown and boxed and banged his way to the WBC Featherweight World Championship against Mark Magsayo by split-decision in a dramatic showdown that headlined live on SHOWTIME from the Alamodome in San Antonio in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Cesar Francis Captures NABO Junior Welterweight Title With Unanimous Decision Win Over Ray Beltran  
Panamanian contender Cesar “Rainman” Francis (11-0, 6 KOs) captured the NABO Junior Welterweight Title with a unanimous decision win over former world champion Raymundo Beltran (37-10-1, 23 KOs) in a ProBox TV main event on Saturday evening in Plant City, Florida.

Francis won with scores of 96-93, 95-94 and 98-91.
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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.

  Illness Forces Keyshawn Davis To Withdraw From ESPN-Televised Co-Feature At Pechanga On July 15  
Undefeated lightweight Keyshawn Davis has been forced to withdraw from his July 15 co-feature against Jair Valtierra due to an illness that interrupted his training camp. Davis (5-0, 4 KOs), a U.S. Olympic silver medalist, will return this fall.

The new eight-round co-feature will see Valtierra fight unbeaten Southern California native Raymond “Danger” Muratalla (14-0, 12 KOs), who was scheduled to fight on the undercard.


  Weights From San Antonio, TX - SHOWTIME  
Mark Magsayo 125.5 vs. Rey Vargas 125.5
(WBC Featherweight Title)

Brandon Figueroa 126 vs. Carlos Castro 124.5
Frank Martin 137.5 vs. Jackson Marinez 138
Ramon Cardenas 118.25 vs. Michell Banquez 117.5
Rashidi Ellis 153.5 vs. Jose Marrufo 146.25

Venue: The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Plant City, FL - ProBox TV  
Cesar Francis 140 vs. Ray Beltran 138.4
(NABO Super Lightweight Title)

Christian Thun 278.4 vs. Curtis Harper 262.6
Brandon Glanton 200 vs. Deshon Webster 200.4
Julio Solis 134.6 vs. Emiliano Garcia 130
Marques Valle 153.6 vs. Jorge Rodrigo Sosa ??
Dominic Valle 128.6 vs. Manuel Guzman 129.8

Venue: ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida
Promoter: ProBox


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Dereck Chisora 258.25 vs. Kubrat Pulev 250
(WBA International Heavyweight Title)

Israil Madrimov 153.75 vs. Michel Soro 153.75
Felix Cash 160 vs. Vaughn Alexander 158.75
Fabio Wardley 238 vs. Chris Healy 278
Caoimhin Agyarko 153.75 vs. Lukasz Maciec 154
Ramla Ali 123 vs. Agustina Rojas 122.25
Yousuf Ibrahim 120.1 vs. Francisco Rodriguez 121.1
Solomon Dacres 230 vs. Kevin Nicolas Espindola 257

Venue: O2 Arena, London, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Edward Vazquez 128.8 vs. Jose Argel 127.2
Damon Allen 135.1 vs. Oscar Barajas 136.2
DeAndre Pettus 160.5 vs. Chukka Wills 163
Isaiah Johnson 141.6 vs. Rondale Hubbert 145.7
Boimah Karmo 152.7 vs. Daniel Jiles 151
Famous Wilson 162.7 vs. Vincent Randall 157.9
Najeem Johns 141 vs. Darryl Chamberlain 134.2

Venue: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
Promoter: RDR Promotions


  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.

  Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas Final Press Conference  
WBC Featherweight World Champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo and former world champion Rey Vargas exchanged barbs at Thursday’s final press conference two days before they exchange punches in the main event of action live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, July 9 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  George Acosta vs. Isaac Avelar Headlines
Thompson Card July 22 In Ontario
 
Eager to get back in the ring, George "El YuYu" Acosta (12-1, 1 KO), of Whittier, California, will face Isaac "Canelito" Avelar (16-4, 10 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico, on July 22, 2022. Acosta vs. Avelar, an 8-round main event bout in the super featherweight division, will headline Thompson Boxing’s "New Blood" series.

Acosta, who was set to fight on the past Thompson Boxing card last June, saw unforeseen circumstances have his fight canceled at the last minute. That turned into a blessing in disguise as Acosta will now headline this event and doing so at a new 130 lbs. weight class, where he feels more comfortable at.
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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.

  Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas Training Camp Quotes  
WBC Featherweight World Champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo and former world champion Rey Vargas previewed their upcoming battle of unbeatens before they step into the ring this Saturday, July 9 headlining live on SHOWTIME from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Dylan Price vs. Drew Correll On July 16
At Elevation Events Center In Chester, PA
 
Price Promotions LLC is excited about their 2022 debut event that is scheduled to take placed on Saturday July 16, 2022 at Elevation Event Center (51 E 9th Street in Chester Pa). The 10-round main event will be for the vacant NBA Bantamweight World Title featuring the Philadelphia native by way of Sicklerville NJ the seven-time national amateur champion, Bantamweight sensation, 5ft 4 inches, 14-0, 10ko’ Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price vs. the native of Glassboro NJ by way of Danville Virginia, 5ft 11inches, 10-2, 8kos “southpaw” Drew Correll.
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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.

  Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall & Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner Championship Doubleheader In London On Sept. 10  
Two heated rivalries will come to a head Saturday, Sept. 10 in a historic championship doubleheader at the O2 Arena in London.

The previously announced main event will see two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields, the WBC/WBA/IBF/Ring Magazine middleweight champion, aim to once again become undisputed at 160 pounds by facing longtime rival and WBO titleholder Savannah Marshall.
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  KO Artist Amilcar Vidal Defends WBC Latino Middleweight Belt July 29 In Uruguay  
On Friday, July 29, WBC #13-ranked middleweight Amilcar “El Pety” Vidal (15-0. 12 KOs) will return to his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay, to defend his WBC Latin Middleweight Championship for the second time against Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina’s Gabriel Omar “El Loco” Díaz (12-3-0, 4 KOs).

The 10-round Vidal vs. Diaz battle will headline an extraordinary international evening of professional boxing, presented, without fans in attendance, by Sampson Boxing, Tello Box, Paco Presents and Producciones Sports at Alberto Isabella's American Box Gym in Montevideo and televised live by TyC Sports (Latin America), TV Ciudad (Uruguay) and Estrella TV (United States).
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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.

  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!!

  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.

  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.

  Weights From London - ESPN+  
Joe Joyce 265.9 vs. Christian Hammer 263
(WBO International, WBC Silver Heavyweight Titles)
Jason Cunningham 121.2 vs. Zolani Tete 121.11
Mark Chamberlain 134.11 vs. Marc Vidal 134.5
Tommy Fletcher 197 vs. Aron Vrnoga 193
Mickey Burke Jr 154.12 vs. Serge Ambomo 152.4
Henry Turner 141.10 vs. Jakub Laskowski 142.2

Venue: OVO Arena, Wembley, England
Promoter: Queensberry Promotions


  Weights From Australia - ESPN+  
Mairis Briedis 199 vs. Jai Opetaia 198.5
(IBF Cruiserweight Title)
Faris Chevalier 174.5 vs. Conor Wallace 174.3
Joel Camilleri 153.25 vs. Koen Mazoudier 153.75
Taylah Robertson 115 vs. Yoselin Fernandez 116.75
Dana Coolwell 125.75 vs. Lorenz Ladrada 125.25
Isaac Hardman 160 vs. Beau Hartas 159.5
David Nyika 200 vs. Louis Marsters 199.75

Venue: Gold Coast Convention Center, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
Promoter: Wasserman Boxing, Dean Lonergan


  Adam Kownacki, Gary Antuanne Russell &
Rances Barthelemy Virtual Press Conference
 
Polish heavyweight star and Brooklyn fan-favorite Adam Kownacki, unbeaten rising star Gary Antuanne Russell and former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy spoke of their fighting legacies and desire to make history while previewing their respective matchups during a virtual press conference on Thursday before they enter the ring on Saturday, July 30 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Ryan Garcia Virtual Media Roundtable Quotes  
Undefeated boxing superstar Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, hosted a virtual media roundtable call ahead of his scheduled 12-round lightweight fight against former two-time world champion Javier “El Abejon'' Fortuna (37-3-1, 26 KOs) of La Romana, DR. The fight will take place in Downtown Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on Saturday, July 16 and will be streamed live worldwide, exclusively on DAZN.
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  Briedis vs. Opetaia Press Conference  
It was an introduction befitting of a champion as IBF Cruiserweight king Mairis Briedis (28-1, 20 KOs) was welcomed to Thursday’s press conference, as the champion spoke ahead of his title clash with undefeated Jai Opetaia (21-0, 17 KOs) at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Australia on Saturday.
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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.

  Usyk vs. Joshua II London Press Conference Quotes  
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman: "Welcome everyone to London ahead of this huge press conference, this huge moment for the sport, the biggest prize in the sport of boxing - the World Heavyweight Championship. August 20th, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Two Heavyweight icons, Oleksandr Usyk - the reigning World Champion and the defending champion here against the challenger Anthony Joshua - former two-time Heavyweight World Champion. This fight has it all, one of the most eagerly anticipated events in boxing. We look forward to the 'Rage on the Red Sea'.
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  Brandon Figueroa Training Camp Quotes  
Former world champion and all-action fan-favorite Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa expects to showcase his power and speed when he moves up in weight and makes his 126-pound debut against Carlos Castro in a WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator that serves as the co-main event live on SHOWTIME Saturday, July 9 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Emanuel Navarrete vs. Eduardo Baez, Nico Ali Walsh vs. Reyes Sanchez II & Giovani Santillan August 20  
A fighting cowboy, a hometown hero, and the grandson of “The Greatest” are set for a summer night to remember in San Diego.

Mexican star Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete will defend his WBO featherweight world title in the main event against countryman Eduardo “El Gemelo” Baez on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Pechanga Arena San Diego. Navarrete also signed a new multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank that will see him fight on the ESPN family of networks in events promoted in association with Zanfer Promotions.
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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.

  Danny Garcia vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Two-division world champion and Brooklyn fan-favorite Danny “Swift” Garcia spoke of feeling reinvigorated from his time off while exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. predicted that their super welterweight showdown would be the “Fight of the Year” during a virtual press conference Tuesday before they square off on Saturday, July 30 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event. The fighters were joined by their respective fathers and trainers Angel Garcia and Jose Benavidez Sr. during the virtual press conference.
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  Edward Vazquez vs. Jose Argel To Headline
On July 9 At The 2300 Arena In Philadelphia
 
On Saturday night, July 9th, RDR Promotions will be back at the 2300 Arena with a huge night of boxing that will be headlined by junior lightweight Edward "Kid" Vazquez taking on Jose Argel in a fight scheduled for eight-rounds.

Vazquez of Fort Worth, Texas has a record of 11-1 with three knockouts. Vazquez, 26 of Fort Worth, Texas is a six-year professional who is already battle tested.as he has defeated Brandon Arvie (2-0), Brandon Cruz (6-0), Adan Ochoa (11-1) and Irvin Gonzalez (14-2). His lone blemish came in his latest outing when he was on the wrong end of a very controversial split decision to undefeated former National Golden Gloves champion Raymond Ford on February 5th in Phoenix.
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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.

  Josh Kelly vs. Lucas Bastida Confirmed
For North East Takeover On July 30
 
After the dismantling of Peter Kramer in Liverpool, Josh Kelly (11-1-1, 7 KOs) wastes no time in returning to action as he leads the North East takeover on July 30 in Newcastle. Live on Channel 5, Kelly faces one of the toughest challenges of his career when he faces ‘El Tornado’ Lucas Bastida (18-1-1, 10 KOs).
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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.

  WBC Flyweight World Championship Yesenia Gomez vs. Kim Clavel Headlines "Irresistables" July 29  
World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 1 contender Kim Clavel (15-0, 3 KOs) will finally face WBC Flyweight World Champion Yesenia Gomez (19-5-3, 6 KOs), who will defend her world title belt for the fifth time, on Friday, July 29, at the Cabaret of Montreal Casino, headlining “IRRESISTIBLES,” co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michelle (GYM)/ Probellum, presented by Mise-O-Jeu.
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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.

  Sensational Rodriguez Stops Rungvisai In 8  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

Jesse Rodriguez planted himself into the elite level with a stunning stoppage win over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai to defend his WBC World Super-Flyweight title on home soil in San Antonio, Texas, live on DAZN.

‘Bam’ was crowned as the youngest World champion in the sport in February when he landed the WBC strap as a late replacement in San Diego against Mexican king Carlos Cuadras and fighting at home for the first time in four years, the stiffest of tests was in front of him in the form of former World ruler Rungvisai.
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  On This Day: June 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, New York, New York:
George Jones TKO'd Beethaeven Scottland in the 10th round. (Scottland fell into a coma shortly afterwards then passed away 6 days later).
1999, London, England:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Herbie Hide in the 2nd round to win the WBO Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Johnny Tapia to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Aldo Rios to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1993, London, England:
Nigel Benn KO'd Lou Gent in the 4th round to retain the WBC Super Middleweight Title.
1976, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Carlos Monzon won a 15 round UD over Rodrigo Valdez to unify the WBC and WBA Middleweight Titles.
1972, New York City:
Roberto Duran TKO'd Ken Buchanan in the 13th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1959, Bronx, New York:
Ingemar Johannson TKO'd Floyd Patterson in the 3rd round to win the World Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Canelo vs. GGG – The Threequel
This Time It’s Personal
 
By William Trillo

The first two fights in this pugilistic series were akin to cinematic gems. But the question remains if the threequel will live up to the hype or will this cliffhanger fall flat at the box office and become a huge disappointment. With those thoughts as a backdrop it was only fitting that the Kickoff press conference for Canelo vs. GGG 3 was held in Hollywood, California.
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  Gonzalez Retains WBO Junior Flyweight World Championship With Decision Over Barriga  
Jonathan “La Bomba” Gonzalez (26-3-1, 14 KOs) defended his WBO Junior Flyweight World Title with a 12-round unanimous decision win against Mark Anthony “Baby Boy” Barriga (11-2, 2 KOs) in a ProBox TV main event on Friday evening at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.
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  Weights From Mexico - ESPN+  
Elwin Soto 107.8 vs. Hekkie Budler 107.8

Venue: Palenque del FEX, Mexicali, BCN, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer


  Weights From San Antonio, TX - DAZN  
Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez 114.6 vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 114.6
(WBC Super Flyweight Title)

Murodjon Akhmadaliev 121.2 vs. Ronny Rios 121.8
(WBA/IBF Super Bantamweight Titles)

Jessica McCaskill 144 vs. Alma Ibarra 144.4
(Undisputed Women’s Welterweight Title)

Venue: Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Matchroom


  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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bazinyan Still Undefeated
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL, Canada - In a pro boxing show presented by The Eye Of Tiger Management Group at the Montréal Cabaret Casino in Montréal Thursday night, the Montrealer super middleweight (168 pounds) Eriok Bazinyan stayed undefeated (28-0-0), with a win by unanimous decision in 10- rounds against  the Argentinian Marcelo Esteban Coceres (30-4-1).Bazinyan kept his NABF and NABA super middleweight championship.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Cameron Krael 158.9 vs. Vincent Floyd 159.5
Edgar Joe Cortes 120.4 vs. Gorwar Karyah 122.4
Jabril Noble 131 vs. Nasir Mickens 131
Tahmir Smalls 150.7 vs. Roque Agustin Junco (will weigh-in Fri)
Ofacio Falcon 136.2 vs. Ken Porter 136.2
Rashan Adams 133 vs. Nathan Benichou 134.9
Nimal Farmer 149.1 vs. Antonio Allen (did not show up at weigh-in)
Larry Fryers 140 vs. Michael Crain 140.7
Edwin Cortes 116 vs. Juan Gutierrez 114.8
Karl Wylie 135.3 vs. Joshua Zimmerman 138.7
Anthony Young 153 vs. Rashiem Cooke 152.6

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: RDR Promotions


  Weights From Florida  
Jonathan Gonzalez 107.6 vs. Mark Barriga 106.4
(WBO World Light Flyweight Title)

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: ProBox, All Star Boxing


  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.

  Canelo vs. Golovkin Trilogy Set For
T-Mobile Arena In Las Vegas On Sept. 17
 
Undisputed Super Middleweight World Champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and ​Unified Middleweight Champion Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin will clash in a blockbuster trilogy fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, Sept. 17. The fight, presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions, will broadcast live on DAZN PPV in the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan)​.
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  Alexis Rocha To Face Samuel Kotey As
The Co-Main Event For Garcia vs. Fortuna
 
The undercard for Garcia vs. Fortuna promises a night full of action at the historic Crypto.com Arena on Saturday, July 16, as Orange County’s fan favorite, Alexis “Lex” Rocha (19-1, 13 KOs) of Santa Ana, CA takes on Baltimore’s Samuel “Unbelievable” Kotey (23-3, 16 KOs). The 10-round welterweight fight will serve as the co-main event for Garcia vs. Fortuna. Also, on the DAZN live stream, Lamont Roach Jr. (22-1-1, 9 KOs) of Washington, D.C., is scheduled for 12-rounds for the WBA Super Featherweight Title Eliminator against Angel “Humildad” Rodriguez (20-1, 10 KOs) of Barranquilla, COL. Opening up the live stream, Rialto’s Ricardo “El Nino” Sandoval (20-1, 15 KOs) will take on undefeated fighter David “Medallita” Jimenez (11-0, 9 KOs) of Cartago, CRI, in a 12-round fight for the WBA Flyweight Title Eliminator.
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  WBC Featherweight World Champion Mark Magsayo Takes On Unbeaten Former Champion Rey Vargas July 9 From The Alamodome In San Antonio, TX  
WBC Featherweight World Champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo will take on former world champion Rey Vargas in a battle of unbeatens that headlines action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, July 9 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Hollywood Fight Nights Returns
August 4 At The Quiet Cannon
 
Fast-rising Irish star ‘King’ Callum Walsh, (3-0, 3 KOs) faces his toughest test against veteran southpaw Cleotis ‘Mookie’ Pendarvis, (21-10-2, 9 KOs). Walsh vs Pendarvis will be the main event as Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions returns with its acclaimed Hollywood Fight Night series on Thursday, August 4 from The Quiet Cannon and broadcast live internationally on UFC FIGHT PASS.
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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.

  Usyk vs. Joshua II Jeddah Press Conference Quotes  
The official countdown to one of the biggest Heavyweight rematches in the history of the sport has started with Unified Heavyweight World Champion Oleksandr Usyk facing off with Anthony Joshua in the coastal city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Billed as ‘Rage on the Red Sea’, Usyk vs. Joshua 2 is set to take place in Jeddah on Saturday August 20 with Usyk’s IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts on the line in a career defining Heavyweight clash, and the hype for the much-anticipated rematch is already building.
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  Undefeated Fighters Jousce Gonzalez & Manuel Flores Co-Headline Golden Boy Fight Night July 28  
The Coachella Valley will turn up the heat this summer with another night of boxing when Golden Boy returns to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Thursday, July 28. The event is headlined by fan-favorite and undefeated fighter, Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (12-0-1, 11 KOs) of Glendora, CA in a scheduled 8-round lightweight fight against Jose Angulo (14-2, 7 KOs) of Miami, FL. The Coachella Valley’s undefeated rising star, Manuel “Gucci Manny” Flores (12-0, 9 KOs) will be the co-main event of the night in a 8-round bantamweight bout against the experienced Daniel Moncada (15-6-2, 5 KOs) of Mexico City, MX. The rest of the undercard will be announced shortly.
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  Heavyweight Powerhouse Jarrell Miller To
Return To Ring This Thursday In Argentina
 
On Thursday, June 23, at the Casino Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina, colorful and dangerous former top heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will return to action for the first time in nearly four years to face Argentinean veteran Ariel Esteban “Chiquito” Bracamonte (11-7, 6 KOs) in a 10-round showdown.
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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.

  44-0 Mandatory Challenger Gilberto Ramirez Confident WBA Will Order Title Fight vs. Dmitry Bivol  
Former World Super Middleweight Champion and current World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight mandatory challenger Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) is confident that the WBC will order Dmitry Bivol, the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Light Heavyweight Champion, to fight him next.
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  Vergil Ortiz Jr. Virtual Media Roundtable Quotes  
The pride of Grand Prairie, Texas, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (18-0, 18 KOs), hosted a virtual media roundtable to talk about his upcoming fight on Saturday, August 6 against undefeated welterweight contender Michael “The Problem” McKinson (22-0, 2 KOs) of Portsmouth, Great Britain. The 12-round welterweight fight will be hosted by Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, and will stream live worldwide, exclusively on DAZN.
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  Eros Correa Scores Major Upset Over
World Ranked Contender Saul Sanchez
 
Photos: Chris Suchánek
This past Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, Thompson Boxing Promotions saw the battle of future world title contenders as bantamweight, Eros Correa (12-1, 8 KOs), upset WBO #5 and WBA #8, Saul "The Beast" Sanchez (18-2, 11 KOs), winning by split decision. Sanchez vs. Correa, a scheduled 10-round main event, headlined Thompson’s “Path To Glory” 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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Better Be Careful
Better Be Objective
Beterbiev Is The Man
 
By William Trillo
I am curious how many gambling degenerates lost their butts Saturday night while making last minute bets on Joe Smith Jr. after watching ESPN’s extremely slanted pre-fight hype before the Artur Beterbiev vs. Smith Jr. Light Heavyweight title unifier. Seriously, it seemed as if the entire cast and crew of the broadcast team were ordered to shill for Smith Jr. and say little or nothing about the undefeated Beterbiev. It was blatant and annoying.
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  Cloutier's Canada Corner
Beterbiev Stays Undefeated
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTREAL, Canada - The Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev stayed undefeated Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, beating Joe Smith Jr., from Long Island, by TKO in the second round. Beterbiev has now a pro record of 18-0-0, 18 wins by KO or TKO. Smith has a pro record of 28-4-0.
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  Colossal Usyk vs. Joshua Rematch Lands In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia In Jeddah On Aug. 20  
Unified Heavyweight World Champion Oleksandr Usyk will put his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Titles on the line against Anthony Joshua in the coastal city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday August 20.

One of the biggest Heavyweight rematches in the history of the sport, Usyk vs. Joshua 2, billed ‘Rage on the Red Sea’, will take place nearly three years on from the historic ‘Clash on the Dunes’ event at the Diriyah Arena that saw Joshua reclaim his Heavyweight crowns against Andy Ruiz Jr.
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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.

  Artur Beterbiev Obliterates Joe Smith Jr. In 2 Rounds  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

All hail, King Artur, the three-belt light heavyweight champion. WBC/IBF ruler Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) stopped Joe Smith Jr. (28-4, 22 KOs) in the second round Saturday evening at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Beterbiev knocked down Smith three times during the one-sided beatdown, picking up Smith's WBO belt and moving one step closer to fully unifying the division.
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  On This Day: June 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Glasgow, Scotland:
Scott Harrison TKO'd William Abelyan in the 3rd round to retain the WBO Featherweight Title.
Carson, California:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Paulie in the 10th round.
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Raul Marquez in the 9th round. to Win the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Jhonny Gonzalez TKO'd Francisco Tejedor in the 1st round.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Joel Casamayor won a 12 round UD over Antonio Hernandez to win the WBA Super Featherweight (Interim) Title.
1993, San Diego, California:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Maurice Blocker in the 2nd round to win the IBF Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris TKO'd Troy Waters in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1946, Bronx, New York (Yankee Stadium):
Joe Louis KO'd Billy Conn in the 8th round of their rematch to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From New York - ESPN  
Artur Beterbiev 175 vs. Joe Smith Jr. 174.6
(WBC, IBF, WBO Light Heavyweight World Titles)

Robeisy Ramirez 125.8 vs. Abraham Nova 125.4
Bruce Carrington 127.4 vs. Adrian Leyva 127.4
Jahi Tucker 147.8 vs. D’Andre Smith 147.6
Floyd Diaz 121.6 vs. Daniil Platonovschi 122
Troy Isley 158.6 vs. Donte Stubbs 161.6
Wendy Toussaint 152.2 vs. Asinia Byfield 152.8
Jahyae Brown 153.2 vs. Keane McMahon 152.6

Venue: Hulu Theater, MSG, New York City
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Saul Sanchez 118 vs. Eros Correa 118
Loui Lopez 148 vs. Jaleik Bogle 147.7
Pedro Valencia 136.6 vs. Mario Aguirre 137
Nelson Oliva 155.3 vs. Antonio Duarte 154.9
Anthony John Saldivar 149.9 vs. Genesis Wynn 148.4

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Gorman Wins IBF Belt In Explosive Fashion  
Nathan Gorman powered his way to the IBF International Heavyweight Championship as he twice downed his opponent in a punishing first-round stoppage of Tomas Salek at the M&S Bank Arena on Friday June 17, live on Channel 5. Stoppages were the theme of the main card as ‘Pretty Boy’ Josh Kelly reminded everyone of his class and technical ability in a fourth-round TKO victory over the Hungary’s Peter Kramer.
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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.

  Artur Beterbiev & Joe Smith Jr. Ready
To Unify Light Heavyweight Titles
 
Two of the light heavyweight division's fiercest punchers will put three world title belts at stake in one of the year's most anticipated showdowns. WBC/IBF world champion Artur Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) — boxing's only world champion with a 100 percent knockout ratio — will take on Long Island's WBO champion Joe Smith Jr. (28-3, 22 KOs) Saturday evening at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Saul Sanchez 118 vs. Eros Correa 118
Loui Lopez 148 vs. Jaleik Bogle 147.7
Pedro Valencia 136.6 vs. Mario Aguirre 137
Nelson Oliva 155.3 vs. Antonio Duarte 154.9
Anthony John Saldivar 149.9 vs. Genesis Wynn 148.4

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  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.

  Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson Is Set For August 6 At Dickies Arena In Fort Worth, TX  
Knockout sensation and the pride of Grand Prairie, Texas, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (18-0, 18 KOs), will make his grand return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, taking on top 10 ranked, undefeated welterweight contender Michael “The Problem” McKinson (22-0, 2 KOs) of Portsmouth, Great Britain. The 12-round welterweight fight will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, and will stream live worldwide, exclusively on DAZN.
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  Weights From Liverpool  
Nathan Gorman 268 vs. Tomas Salek 232
(IBF International Heavyweight Title)
Josh Kelly 154.2 vs. Peter Kramer 154.1
Chloe Watson 112.12 vs. Fara El Bousairi 110.5

Venue: M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England
Promoter: Wasserman Boxing


  Paro vs. Jarvis Kicks Off New Era
For Matchroom In Australia
 
Liam Paro and Brock Jarvis will clash in a 12-round Super-Lightweight contest as Eddie Hearn and Matchroom break new ground with their first show in Australia scheduled for September.

Paro (22-0 13 KOs) is ranked #1 with the WBO at 140lbs and the Brisbane star will aim to kick-off Matchroom’s new era Down Under in style on his home turf. The 26-year-old inked a promotional pact with Hearn in December after seeing off the unbeaten Yomar Alamo in Tampa, Florida on his American debut.
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  Cesar Francis To Face Former World Champion Raymundo Beltran July 9 In Plant City, Florida  
Panamanian 140-pound contender Cesar “Rainman” Francis (10-0, 6 KOs) will take a big step up in opposition when he faces former world champion Raymundo Beltran (37-9-1, 23 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBO NABO Junior Welterweight Championship. The fight takes place on Saturday, July 9 at the ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida and will be streamed live globally on ProBox TV.
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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.

  Knockout Artist David Cuellar & Bantamweight Champion Yuliahn Luna Headline This Friday  
Undefeated junior bantamweight star David “El General” Cuellar hopes to notch his seventh consecutive knockout in a 10-round main event Friday evening against former world title challenger Yader Cardoza at Auditorio Municipal in Torreón, Mexico.

In the world title co-feature, WBC female bantamweight champion Yuliahn Luna will make the second defense of her title in a rematch versus Jessica Gonzalez.
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  Joet Gonzalez vs. Isaac Dogboe World Title Eliminator July 23 At Grand Casino Hinckley  
It’s the “Quiet Storm” versus a “Royal Storm,” a can’t-miss featherweight matchup with a title shot on the line. Two-time world title challenger Joet Gonzalez will take on former junior featherweight world champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe in a 10-round main event Saturday, July 23, at Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota. Gonzalez will put his WBO International belt on the line, with the fight also serving as a WBC world title eliminator.
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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.

  Saul Sanchez Training Camp Quotes  
Explosive bantamweight contender, Saul "The Beast" Sanchez (18-1, 11 KOs), is putting his world ranking on the line when he battles Eros Correa (11-1, 8 KOs), in a 10-round main event headlining Thompson Boxing’s “Path To Glory” event on Friday, June 17th, 2022.
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  Eros Correa Training Camp Quotes  
Looking to take is career to the next level, bantamweight Eros Correa (11-1, 8 KOs), has his mind on upsetting world ranked contender Saul "The Beast" Sanchez (18-1, 11 KOs), when the two clash in the 10-round main event on Thompson Boxing’s “Path To Glory” event on Friday, June 17th, 2022.
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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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  Star Boxing’s "Rockin’ Fights 42" Results  
You never know what will happen in the fight game. After two featured bouts fell out only days before the weigh-in and the other at the weigh-in, Star Boxing resiliently fought on, showing the tenacity with which has made the company the longest running, and most consistent promotional company in New York. Star Boxing still brought the fans an entertaining and exciting 42nd edition of the critically claimed “Rockin’ Fights” series at The Paramount in Huntington, New York on Saturday night (6/11). As they say, the show goes on, and Star did so admirably without its main event or co-feature, reshuffling the four bout card and providing fights that did not disappoint.
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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.

  Munguia Overpowers Kelly In 5th Round,
Plus Complete Undercard Results
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Put a fighter from the streets of Manchester, England in the same ring as a brawler from Tijuana, Mexico and chances are things are going to get a little dirty before everything is settled. Such was the case as Super Middleweights Jaime Munguia (40-1, 32 KO’s) and Jimmy Kelly (26-3, 10 KO’s) went to war in Anaheim, California on The Golden Boy Promotions card.
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  20 For 20: Edgar Berlanga Decisions Alexis Angulo  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Super middleweight contender Edgar "The Chosen One" Berlanga didn't get the knockout, but in front of the Puerto Rican faithful, he got the job done. Berlanga (20-0, 16 KOs) defeated two-time world title challenger Alexis Angulo (27-3, 23 KOs) by unanimous decision (99-91 2x and 98-92) over 10 rounds in front of 4,357 fans Saturday evening at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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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.

  Towering Heavyweight Prospect Bakhodir Jalolov Stops Jack Mulowayi In 11th Straight Knockout  
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Bakhodir Jalolov took his time on Friday night, but ultimately closed the show in dramatic fashion with an eighth-round knockout over Jack Mulowayi in the main event of a SHOBOX: The New Generation telecast at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. that helped kick off the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in nearby Canastota, N.Y.
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  Kyoguchi Stops Bermudez On Wild Night In Mexico  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

Hiroto Kyoguchi retained his WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Light-Flyweight titles by stoppage over Esteban Bermudez in a bloody battle at the Domo Alcade in Guadalajara, Mexico, live on DAZN.

Kyoguchi (16-0 11 KOs) was putting his belts on the line for the fourth time against the WBA regular champion Bermudez (14-4-2 10 KOs), and the pair put on an all-action blood and guts battle that would have found space in a phone box.
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  Weights from Anaheim, Ca - DAZN  
Jaime Munguia 165 vs. Jimmy Kelly 164
Oscar Duarte 136.4 vs. Mark Bernaldez 135.5
Yokasta Valle 104.6 vs. Lorraine Villalobos 104.8
(IBF Female Minimumweight Title)
Evan Sanchez 152.4 vs. Carlos Ortiz 151
Carlos Ocampo 156 vs. Vincent Rodriguez 154.2
Pin-Pon Reyes 139.8 vs. Moises Flores 147
Japhethlee Llamido 128.4 vs. Saul Hernandez 132
Jorge Estrada 153.6 vs. Hassan Coleman

Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights from New York - ESPN  
Edgar Berlanga 167.6 vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo 169.6*
Note: Angulo is not eligible to win the NABO belt, as he weighed in 1.6 pounds over the 168-pound weight limit. As part of his agreement with Team Berlanga, he can weigh no more than 178 pounds Saturday morning.

Henry Lebron 129.8 vs. Luis Lebron 130
Carlos Caraballo 120.4 vs. Victor Santillan 119.6
Josue Vargas 142.6 vs. Dakota Linger 142.6
Eliseo Villalobos 134.4 vs. Armani Almestica 134.2
Pablo Cruz 127.8 vs. Orlando Gonzalez 128
Omar Rosario 140.6 vs. Julio Rosa 139.6
Frevian Gonzalez 134.6 vs. Refugio Montellano 134.8
Christina Cruz 111.8 vs. Maryguenn Vellinga 110.6

Venue: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York City
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Atlanta  
Alfredo Angulo 176.2 vs. Fidel Monterrosa Munoz 175
Quatavious Cash 164.4 vs. Chukka Willis 164.4
Casey Dixon 174.6 vs. Dennis Maldonado 172.8
Raphael Akpejiori 255 vs. Terrell Jamal Woods (Will weigh in on Saturday)
Peter Dobson 153 vs. Rodrigo Damian Coria 151
Avril Mathie 117.8 vs. Judit Hachbold 115
Steve Geffrard 185.4 vs. Alex Theran 186.4
Dante Williams 208.6 vs. KeShawn Jackson 248.4
Patrick Harris 140.2 vs. Michael Ogundo 139.4
De Von Williams 143.4 vs. Darnell Peoples 143.4
Yannick Azangue 157.8 vs. Elia Carranza 162.2

Venue: Center Stage Theater, Altanta, Georgia
Promoter: Prestige Boxing Advisory Group in association with BFC The Last Round Promotions.


  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.

  Jaime Munguia vs. Jimmy Kelly
Final Press Conference
 
The pride of Tijuana, undefeated Mexican super-star Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs), and his opponent, former world title challenger, Jimmy “Kilrain” Kelly (26-2, 10 KOs) of Manchester, UK hosted their final press conference today. The fighters will face off at Anaheim’s Honda Center in a 12-round super middleweight fight on Saturday, June 11, live on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.
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  Weights From Mexico - DAZN  
Hiroto Kyoguchi 108 vs. Esteban Bermudez 108
(WBA Light Flyweight Title)

Jorge Castaneda 129.9 vs. Eduardo Hernandez 129.9
(WBC International silver super featherweight title)

Mayerlin Rivas 121.9 vs. Karina Fernandez 121.9
(WBA Super Bantamweight Title)

Diego Pacheco 168.4 vs. Raul Ortega 168
Jesus Martinez 118 vs. Daniel Nunez Gomez 118
Alexis Molina 127.4 vs. Angel Garcia 127.9
Fabian Gonzalez 116.8 vs. Jorge Ignacio Villalobos 117.3
Anthony Herrera 118 vs. Kennyn Valenzuela 118
Aaron Aponte 139.5 vs. Leo Leon Martinez ??

Venue: Domo Alcade, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Verona, NY - SHOWTIME  
Bakhodir Jalolov 251 vs. Jack Mulowayi 242
George Arias 219.5 vs. Alante Green 223
Tyler Tomlin 134 vs. Chann Thonson 132.5
Joe Jones 210 vs. Amron Sands 282
Charles Foster vs. Bo Gibbs, Jr. 172.5
O’Shae Jones 147.75 vs. Sonya Dreiling 147.75
Nicolas Tejada 144.25 vs. Michael Taylor 145.75

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NY
Promoter: Lou DiBella (DiBella Entertainment)


  Edgar Berlanga Set To Bring KO Power To Puerto Rican Day Parade Eve Extravaganza In NYC  
"The Chosen One" is back home. NABO super middleweight champion Edgar Berlanga takes center stage Saturday evening against two-time title challenge Alexis Angulo in the 10-round main event at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Berlanga, born in Brooklyn and whose family hails from Puerto Rico, takes the top spot on the eve of New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade. A popular ticket-seller with fearsome knockout power, Berlanga (19-0, 16 KOs) hopes a win over the crafty Colombian gets him closer to a world title shot.
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  Tyler Tomlin Training Camp Quotes  
Six-time Tennessee Golden Gloves champion Tyler “Short Fuse” Tomlin (13-0, 9 KOs) will make his SHOBOX: The New Generation debut when he squares off against Chann Thonson (10-0, 7 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout that will open the SHOBOX telecast this Friday night LIVE on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Inoue Solidifies Spot As Boxing's Pound4Pound Best
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Naoki Fukada

Naoya Inoue’s (23-0, 20 KO’s) second-round stoppage over Nonito Donaire (42-7, 28 KO’s) should leave no doubts as to who is the current “King of the Hill” on the always subjective Pound4Pound list. As we all know by now, “Monster” decimated “The Filipino Flash” in just under a round and a half of work. It was a surgical and convincing a performance.
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  Jaime Munguia vs. Jimmy Kelly Workout Quotes  
Former world champion and undefeated Mexican super-star Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, and his opponent Jimmy “Kilrain” Kelly (26-2, 10 KOs) of Manchester, UK hosted a media workout today to kick off fight week. On Saturday, June 11, the fighters will face off at Anaheim’s Honda Center in a 12-round super middleweight fight, live on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.
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  Oscar Duarte vs. Mark Bernaldez Set
As Co-Main Event For Munguia vs. Kelly
 
The pride of Chihuahua, Oscar Duarte (21-1-1, 17 KOs), will return to fight in the U.S. for the first time since 2019 against Mark "Machete" Bernaldez (23-5, 17 KOs) of Cotabato, the Philippines as the co-main event for Munguia vs. Kelly on Saturday, June 11 at Anaheim’s Honda Center. Also, on the undercard Yokasta Valle (24-2, 9 KOs) of San Jose, Costa Rica, will defend her IBF Minimumweight World Championship against Los Angeles’ Lorraine Villalobos (5-3, 2 KOs). Additionally, undefeated fighter Evan Sanchez (11-0, 6 KOs) of Parlier, CA, is scheduled for an 8-round super welterweight fight against the battle-tested Carlos Ortiz (12-5, 12 KOs) of Torreon, Mexico. The action-packed main card will stream live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Mexico) this Saturday beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
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  On This Day: June 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Nurnberg, Germany:
Sven Ottke TKO'd Ali Ennebati in the 11th round to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1993, Catford, England:
Daniel Jimenez won a 12 round MD over Duke McKenzie to win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1992, San Francisco, California:
John David Jackson TKO'd Pat Lawlor in the 9th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1990, Seoul, Korea:
Sung Kil Moon TKO'd Gilberto Roman in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
1978, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Larry Holmes won a 15 round SD over Ken Norton to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Carlos Zarate KO'd Emilio Hernandez in the 4th round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
1967, Los Angeles, California:
Floyd Patterson and Jerry Quarry fought to a 10 round Draw
Roanoke, Virginia:
Bob Foster KO'd Henry Mathews in the 2nd round.

  Danny Garcia Battles Jose Benavidez Jr. In Super Welterweight Showdown July 30 From Barclays  
Two-division world champion and Brooklyn fan-favorite Danny “Swift” Garcia will make his super welterweight debut against exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. in a 12-round showdown that headlines a stacked tripleheader Saturday, July 30 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Ryan Garcia vs. Javier Fortuna Press Conference  
To kick-off the promotion for Garcia vs. Fortuna, undefeated, lightweight superstar Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, hosted a press conference today at the world famous Crypto.com Arena. The fight is set to take place on Saturday, July 16 at Downtown Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena and will stream live, worldwide on DAZN. Garcia will face former two-time world champion Javier “El Abejon'' Fortuna (37-3-1, 26 KOs) of La Romana, DR. Fortuna was able to join today’s activities virtually as he spoke to reporters during the live zoom roundtable session. Below are what the fighters had to say during the roundtables.
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  Ricky Medina Battles Raymond Ford On June 25
In San Antonio With Two Reginal Titles On The Line
 
Prince Ranch Boxing’s undefeated super featherweight prospect, Richard “El Castigo” Medina (13-0, 7 KOs), who is promoted by TMB Entertainment, faces his toughest opponent to date when he squares off against fellow unbeaten foe, Raymond Ford (11-0-1, 6 KOs).
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  Chisora & Pulev Rematch At The O2 On July 9  
Derek Chisora and Kubrat Pulev will meet for a second time at The O2 in London on Saturday July 9, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia, New Zealand and France), over six years on from their 12-round battle for the European Heavyweight Title at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
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  Charles Conwell & DeAndre Ware Score Victories  
Ohio natives and Split-T Management fighters Charles Conwell and DeAndre Ware got their hands raised in fights over the weekend.

Thursday night in Montreal, Conwell took out Abraham Juarez Ramirez in round three of their 10-round junior middleweight bout.
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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.

  Jermall Charlo Suffers Back Injury In Training,
June 18 Event In Houston Postponed
 
The Jermall Charlo vs. Maciej Sulecki event, scheduled to take place Saturday, June 18 live on SHOWTIME from Toyota Center in Houston, has been postponed after Charlo suffered a back injury in training.

The card will be rescheduled to a new date that will be announced pending an assessment of when Charlo can return to training.


  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 Japan - ESPN+  
Photo: Naoki Fukuda

Naoya Inoue 118 vs. Nonito Donaire 117.75
(WBC, WBA, IBF Bantamweight Titles)

Andy Hiraoka 140 vs. Shun Akaiwa 140
Takuma Inoue 122 vs. Gakuya Furuhashi 122

Fight Venue: Saitama Super Arena
Promoter: Ohashi Promotions


  Billy’s Bozing Blog
Out Of The Blue-Boz Scaggs
 
By William Trillo
As the winds whipped across the Coachella Valley Singer/Songwriter Boz Scaggs was busy whipping up a musical storm inside Indio’s Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino. Mixing in some classic Blues along with his Classic Silk Degrees tunes, Skaggs gave the near capacity crowd a very enjoyable evening.
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  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.

  Devin Haney Dominates George Kambosos Jr.
To Win Undisputed Crown
 
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Devin “The Dream” Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) became the undisputed lightweight champion of the world by outclassing George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr. (20-1, 10 KOs) en route to a 12-round unanimous decision in front of 41,129 fans on Sunday afternoon at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
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  Stephen Fulton Jr. Unifies 122-Pound Titles In Dominant Unanimous Decision Over Danny Roman  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

WBC and WBO 122-pound world champion Stephen Fulton Jr. displayed his full complement of skills and made his case as a top pound-for-pound fighter in a dominant unanimous decision win over former unified champion Danny Roman Saturday night in the main event of action live on SHOWTIME in front of a sold-out crowd at The Armory in Minneapolis in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  On This Day: June 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Oscar De La Hoya won a 12 round UD over Felix Sturm to win the WBO Middleweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Robert Allen to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Middleweight Titles.
Jose Luis Castillo won a 12 round UD over Juan Lazcano to win the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title.
1999, Biloxi, Mississippi:
Roy Jones Jr. won a 12 round UD over Reggie Johnson to retain the WBC, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight Titles.
Vassiliy Jirov TKO'd Arthur Williams in the 7th round to Win the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe won a 12 round UD over Rick Thornberry to Retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
1998, Hamburg, Germany:
Juan Carlos Gomez TKO'd Guy Waters in the 6th round to retain the WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Tijuana, Mexico:
Yory Boy Campas TKO'd Pedro Ortega in the 11th round to retain the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1992, Marseilles, France:
Jeff Harding TKO'd Christophe Tiozzo in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

  Luis Torres Crowned WCBS Tournament
& WBC Latino Lightweight Champion
 
Undefeated Luis “Koreano” Torres (16-0, 10 KOs) won the inaugural “World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS) 4-Man Lightweight Tournament” championship final in last night’s RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS ® main event, as well as capture the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino lightweight title, at Palenque de la Expo in Obregón Sonora, México.
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  Weights From Minnesota - SHOWTIME  
Stephen Fulton 121.5 vs. Danny Roman 121.5
(WBC/WBO Super Bantamweight Titles)

David Morrell 166.5 vs. Kalvin Henderson 167.5
(WBA Super mMddleweight Title)

Venue: The Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Promoter: TGB Promotions, Warriors Boxing


  Weights From Australia - ESPN  
George Kambosos Jr. 134.49 vs. Devin Haney 135
(WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO Lightweight Titles)

Jason Moloney 117.75 vs. Aston Palicte 117
Junior Fa 268.5 vs. Lucas Browne 261
Andrew Moloney 117 vs. Alexander Espinoza 116
Hemi Ahio 255.5 vs. Christian Tsoye 256.25

Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Cardiff, Wales - DAZN  
Kenichi Ogawa 129.55 vs. Joe Cordina 129.95
(IBF Junior Lightweight Title)

Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
Promoter: Matchroom


  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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Akdeniz Is The New WBC
Continental Americas Champion
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTREAL - In the main event of this pro boxing show presented by the promoter Yvon Michel from the GYM Group Thursday night at the Montreal Casino, the Montrealer Mazlum Akdeniz (17-0, 8 KO’s) won the super lightweight (140 pounds) WBC Continental Americas championship, with a win over Juan Anotnio Rodriguez by unanimous decision in 10 rounds. The judges scored the bout 97-91, 98-90 and 98-90 for the Montrealer.
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  Weights From Cardiff, Wales  
Kenichi Ogawa 129.55 vs. Joe Cordina 129.95
(IBF Junior Lightweight Title)

Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weight From Minneapolis - SHOWTIME  
Stephen Fulton 121.5 vs. Danny Roman 121.5
(WBC/WBO Super Bantamweight Titles)

David Morrell 166.5 vs. Kalvin Henderson 167.5
(WBA Super Middleweight Title)

Venue: The Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Promoter: TGB Promotions, Warriors Boxing


  Erislandy Lara Wants Big Fights Is Ready To Challenge All Champions & Notable Names  
After spending a decade at super welterweight where he captured two world titles, Erislandy Lara (29-3-3, 17 KOs), who is now the WBA regular world champion at middleweight, is looking to fight all champions in the division.

Being one of the best fighters in the middleweight division, Lara is eager to get a big fight after back-to-back knockouts wins in his last two fights. Last Saturday, on the "Tank" Davis vs Rolly Romero PPV card, Lara stopped Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (31-5, 21 KOs), and before that he knocked out Thomas LaManna (31-5, 13 KOs) with a devastating overhand left in round one.
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  Undisputed Showdown Awaits For
George Kambosos Jr. & Devin Haney
 
Most of the trash talk is over. It is nearly time. WBO/IBF/WBA lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) and WBC champion Devin Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) are two days away from their showdown for the undisputed title at Marvel Stadium. The fight, Sunday local time and airing Saturday evening in the United States, is one of the biggest bouts ever on Australian soil.
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  Stephen Fulton Jr. vs. Danny Roman & David Morrell Jr. vs. Kalvin Henderson Final Press Conference  
Unified WBC and WBO 122-pound world champion Stephen Fulton Jr. and former unified champion Danny Roman went face to face for the first time Thursday at the final press conference before they meet in the SHOWTIME main event this Saturday, June 4 from The Armory in Minneapolis in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Rolando Romero Talks Future Fights & Opponents  
A few days have passed, and Rolando Romero (14-1, 12 KOs) has reflected on his fight in which he lost to Gervonta “Tank” Davis (27-0, 25 KOs), in front of a record-setting crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

"I lost to the better man that night, I felt was doing a good job backing him up with my jab,” said Romero when reflecting on the fight. “I was winning the fight and I made a mistake and got caught. I will work hard to get back to the top with the goal to become a champion. Much respect to Tank and I wish him well. The Rolly show must go on.”
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  Ogawa vs. Cordina & Undercard
Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman: "Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Cardiff City Hall on Jubilee weekend ahead of a huge night of World Championship boxing at the Cardiff Arena. Joe Cordina in his hometown gets a chance to become the 13th World Champion from Wales, live on DAZN, against the outstanding World Champion Kenichi Ogawa from Japan. We’ve got European Title action and some of the world’s leading prospects on the card here, local talent as well. There’s so much to discuss with you ahead of a great return to this city. It’s been a while since we’ve been in this room and this great city and I’m excited. It’s been a long time since Cardiff have had the opportunity to see what could be a huge star emerge as Joe Cordina gets his golden opportunity live on DAZN around the world."
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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.

  Joe Smith Jr. Full Speed Ahead In Camp  
WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion, The “COMMON MAN” JOE SMITH JR, (28-3, 22 KOs), is continuing to ramp up his training in preparation for the highly anticipated three-belt unification battle with IBF/WBC Champion ARTUR BETERBIEV, (17-0, 17 KOs) on Saturday, June 18 in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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  Jermall Charlo vs. Maciej Sulecki
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo and former title challenger Maciej Sulecki previewed their upcoming championship showdown during a virtual press conference Wednesday before they meet on Saturday, June 18 live on SHOWTIME from Toyota Center in Houston in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Cletus Seldin vs. Undefeated Rachid Jkitou Headlines “Rockin' Fights” On June 11 In Long Island, NY  
“Rockin’ Fights” 42 is bringing sizzling KO heat to The Paramount on Saturday, June 11 as Star Boxing is pleased to announce a thrilling 10 round championship main event between two knockout artists.

Fight fans rejoice, it’s a “Hammer Holiday” as #11 (WBA) and #15 (IBF) world rated super lightweight, CLETUS “THE HEBREW HAMMER” SELDIN (Shirley, NY, 26-1 22 KO’s) puts his NABA Super Lightweight Title on the line against undefeated French challenger RACHID JKITOU (Marrakesh, Morocco, 28-0 20 KO’s) in a 10 round main event featuring two massive punchers that has knockout finish potential with every punch.
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  Featherweight Contender Michael Conlan To Face Miguel Marriaga In Belfast Homecoming August 6  
Irish star Michael “Mick” Conlan is primed to make another charge at a featherweight world title. Less than five months removed from his valiant effort against WBA champion Leigh Wood, it is time for Conlan's summer homecoming.

Conlan will battle Colombian puncher Miguel Marriaga in the 10-round main event Saturday, Aug. 6, at The SSE Arena as part of Belfast’s annual Féile an Phobail festival. Conlan-Marriaga and undercard bouts will stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+.
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  On This Day: June 2  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nottingham, England:
Junior Witter TKO'd Salvatore Battaglia in the 2nd round to win the Vacant European (EBU) Light Welterweight Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Mark Woolnough in the 11th round to retain the Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Middleweight Title.
1995, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Alejandro Gonzalez TKO'd Tony Green in the 9th round to retain the WBC Featherweight Title.
Hector Acero Sanchez retained the WBC Super Bantamweight Title after a 12 round Draw with Daniel Zaragoza.
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Frank Toledo in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Miguel Angel Gonzalez won a 12 round UD over Marty Jakubowski to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1990, Manchester, England:
Marcos Villasana TKO'd Paul Hodkinson in the 8th round to win the Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Rome, Italy:
Welcome Ncita TKO'd Ramon Cruz in the 7th round to retain the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.

  Viral Infection Forces Xander Zayas To Withdraw From June 11 ESPN-Televised Co-Feature  
Puerto Rican junior middleweight prospect Xander Zayas has been forced to withdraw from his June 11 bout with Ravshan Hudaynazarov at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden due to a non-COVID-19-related viral infection.

Zayas-Hudaynazarov was scheduled to be the co-feature to the 10-round super middleweight main event between Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga and two-time world title challenger Alexis Angulo.
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  Danny Roman Training Camp Quotes  
Former unified super bantamweight world champion Danny Roman shared insight into his training camp and more as he nears his showdown to regain top billing against unified WBC and WBO 122-Pound World Champion Stephen Fulton Jr. taking place this Saturday, June 4 live on SHOWTIME from The Armory in Minneapolis headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  On This Day: June 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Arena Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Eamonn Magee to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Nurnberg, Germany:
Timo Hoffman won a 12 round UD over Ross Puritty to retain the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Thomas Tate to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield won by TD over Hasim Rahman when the fight was stopped in the 8th round due to a huge swelling on Rahman's head.
1997, Uncasville, Connecticut:
Mark Johnson KO'd Cecilio Espino in the 2nd round to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1996, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Featherweight Title.
1991, Palm Springs, California:
Meldrick Taylor won a 12 round SD over Luis Garcia to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
Terry Norris KO'd Donald Curry in the 8th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1990, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Evander Holyfield TKO'd Seamus McDonagh to retain the WBC Continental America's Heavyweight Title.

  Saul Sanchez vs. Eros Correa Headlines
Thompson Card June 17 In Ontario
 
After an impressive 2021, Thompson Boxing’s bantamweight contender, Saul "The Beast" Sanchez (18-1, 11 KOs), will make his 2022 debut as he headlines Thompson Boxing’s “Path To Glory” event on Friday, June 17th, 2022. Sanchez will face the highly touted amateur standout, Eros Correa (11-1, 8 KOs), of San Jose, California in a 10-round main event.
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  Undefeated Lightweight Ryan Garcia Faces Former Two-Time World Champion Javier Fortuna On July 16  
Undefeated, lightweight superstar Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, will make his second appearance of the year, facing former two-time world champion Javier “El Abejon'' Fortuna (37-3-1, 26 KOs) of La Romana, DR. The 12-round lightweight fight will take place on Saturday, July 16 and will stream live worldwide, exclusively on DAZN.
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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.

 

 IBF Annual Convention
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

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  George Kambosos Jr. vs. Devin Haney
Melbourne Press Conference Quotes
 
Six days before undefeated lightweight champions George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney fight for the undisputed crown at Marvel Stadium, they came face-to-face for the first time. For more than five minutes, the two combatants talked trash. They did not come to blows, but the mental warfare was in full effect.
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  Jonathan Alexis Ramirez Beats
Adrian Pacheco By Majority Decision
 
Last night, in an exciting fight from start to finish, Jonathan Alexis "La Flaka" Ramírez beat Adrián "El Gallero" Pacheco by majority decision, 96-94, 95-95, and 96-94 on EstrellaTV's Boxeo EstrellaTV. The series occurs the last Friday of every month and is broadcast from Auditorio BB in Mexico City. Ramírez won the title eliminator match, and will now face Jerson Aguilar for the WBA Fedecentro title in the next fight.
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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.

  Gervonta Davis Delivers Highlight-Reel
One-Punch Knockout Of Rolando Romero
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis, boxing’s hottest young attraction, added to his fast-growing highlight reel and retained his WBA Lightweight Title with a sensational knockout victory over previously unbeaten Rolando Romero Saturday night in the main event of a SHOWTIME PPV in front of a sold out Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  On This Day: May 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Halifax, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Dillon Carew in the 5th round to win the WBO InterContinental Light Welterweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd John Long in the 6th to win the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title.
Michael Gomez TKO'd Nigel Leake in the 2nd round to win The IBF Intercontinental Featherweight Title.
San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Hugo Pineda in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Freddie Norwood won a 12 round SD over Antonio Cermeno to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Leo Gamez TKO'd Josue Camacho in the 8th round to win the Interim WBA Super Flyweight Title.
Temba, South Africa:
Zolani Petelo KO'd Eric Jamili in the 1st round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba won a 12 round UD over John Michael Johnson to win the Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, Pesaro, Italy:
Carlos Gonzalez TKO'd Giovanni Parisi in the 9TH round to win the WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Reggie Johnson won a 12 round UD over Ole Klemetsen to retain the IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Weights From Brooklyn NY - SHOWTIME PPV  
Gervonta Davis 133.75 vs. Rolando Romero 134.25
(WBA Lightweight Title)
Erislandy Lara 159.75 vs. Gary O’Sullivan 159
(WBA Middleweight Title)
Other Weights:
Jesús Ramos 153.5 vs. Luke Santamaría 154
Eduardo Ramírez 130 vs. Luis Meléndez 130
Luis Arias 155.25 vs. Jimmy Williams 154
Jalil Hackett 145 vs. Jose Belloso 145.75

Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions, TGB Promotions


  David Morrell Jr. Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten WBA Super Middleweight Champion David Morrell Jr. previewed his upcoming showdown against Kalvin Henderson before they square off in the co-main event of action live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, June 4 from The Armory in Minneapolis in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Edgar Berlanga Camp Notes  
Puerto Rican super middleweight contender Edgar "The Chosen One" Berlanga is switching things up. Berlanga (19-0, 16 KOs) has moved training camp from the friendly New York City confines to his family's homeland as he seeks recapture the knockout power that saw him score 16 straight first-round knockouts to begin his career.
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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.

  Wallin Cruises To Unanimous Decision
Over Booker At Detroit Brawl In Dearborn
 
#11-rated heavyweight Otto Wallin of Sweden cruised to a clear and workmanlike unanimous 10-round decision over disappointed hometown hopeful Rydell Booker tonight in the main event of Salita Promotions’ Detroit Brawl event in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
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  Ford Faces Medina In San Antonio On June 25  
Raymond Ford will face unbeaten local talent Richard Medina at the Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday June 25 live worldwide on DAZN – with fellow young guns Marc Castro, Nikita Ababiy and Khalil Coe in action on the undercard of the quadruple header of World title action, led by San Antonio’s own Jesse Rodriguez making the first defense of his WBC World Super-Flyweight title against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
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  Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Danielito Zorrilla, Keyshawn Davis & Richard Torrez Jr. Headline ESPN Tripleheader At Pechanga On July 15  
Southern California 140-pound standout Arnold Barboza Jr. wanted the main event spotlight. He’ll get his opportunity to shine when he takes on Puerto Rican contender Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla in a 10-round junior welterweight showdown Friday, July 15, at the Pechanga Summit at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.
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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.

  Weights From Michigan  
Otto Wallin 241.5 vs. Rydell Booker 262.5
Shohjahon Ergashev 141.2 vs. Luis Alberto Veron 143.4
Husam Al Mashhadi 152.4 vs. Milton Banks 151
Marlon Harrington 153.4 vs. Azael Cosio 153
Joseph Hicks Jr. 163.4 vs. Bruno Leonardo Romay 164.6
Da’velle Smith 162.2 vs. Brandon Baue TBD
Ferris Dixon Jr. 131.6 vs. Daniel Arriaga TBD

Promoter: Salita Promotions
Venue: Ford Community & Performance Arts Center, Dearborn, Michigan


  Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero
Media Workout Quotes
 
Five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis, boxing’s hottest young attraction, and unbeaten No.1 ranked contender and mandatory challenger Rolando Romero kicked off fight week Wednesday at a media workout before they square off in the SHOWTIME PPV main event this Saturday, May 28 headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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  Former World Champion Alfredo Angulo Gearing Up For One Last Run June 11 At Center Stage In Atlanta  
Former world champion Alfredo Angulo is looking for one more defining fight in his illustrious career and that will begin on Saturday, June 11th when he takes on Fidel Monterrosa Munoz as part of huge night of boxing and entertainment at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta.
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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.

  Anthony Peterson Feels Mindset & Strength
Will Be Keys Toward Another World Title Shot
 
This Saturday, May 28th in Washington D.C. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena, Anthony Peterson (38-1-1, 24 KOs), will battle Saul Corral (23-18, 13 KOs), in a scheduled 8-round super lightweight bout. The former world title challenger, Peterson, is in the best shape of his life and is ready to show the world he’s still got a lot of fight left in him.
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  Super Welterweight Luis Arias Duels Jimmy Williams Plus Rising Prospect Jalil Hackett Battles Unbeaten Jose Belloso On Davis vs. Romero  Undercard May 28  
Super welterweight contender Luis “Cuba” Arias will face Jimmy Williams in a 10-round showdown, while exciting welterweight prospect Jalil “Major” Hackett takes on unbeaten Jose Belloso for a six-round attraction in undercard bouts that will stream live on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube page this Saturday, May 28 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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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.

  Canelo vs. GGG III Signed For Sept. 17  
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin will meet in an epic trilogy clash on September 17. Canelo vs. GGG III will be live on DAZN Pay Per View in the U.S. and Canada and around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan) and is presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions.
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Janibek Alimkhanuly KO 2 Danny Dignum
Photo Gallery
Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Jamaine Ortiz W UD 10 Jamel Herring
Jessie Magdaleno W 8 10 Edy Valencia Mercado
Giovanni Cabrera W UD 8 Elias Damian Araujo
Adam Lopez W UD 8 William Encarnacion
Delante Johnson TKO 3 Agustin Gerbaldo Kucharski
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  Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner 130-Pound Title Unification Showdown Coming Soon  
WBO/IBF/Ring Magazine junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer and WBC champion Alycia “The Bomb” Baumgardner have traded social media haymakers. Soon, the two pound-for-pound talents will throw down in a super fight that will establish the true queen of the 130-pound division.

Top Rank has secured the rights to the Mayer-Baumgardner title unification showdown, which will take place in late summer/early fall. Date, venue, and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks.
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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.

  Top Super Lightweight Shoh Ergashev Planning Memorial Day Fireworks In May 26 Co-Main Event  
IBF #4, WBA #13, WBO #11 and RING #7 Shohjahon Ergashev says that with the pandemic winding down and professional boxing back in business, it’s his time to take over as one of the sport’s newest stars.

The undefeated Ergashev (21-0, 19 KOs), from Rakhmon, Uzbekistan and now living and training in Detroit, will take on South American Champion Luis Alberto Veron (19-3-2, 9 KOs) of Jose Leon Suarez, Buenos Aires, Argentina in the 10-round super lightweight co-main event of Salita Promotions’ Detroit Brawl event, this Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
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  Coyle Defeats Todd For NABA Title In Orlando, FL  
Connor “The Kid” Coyle (16-0, 7 KO’s) captured the NABA middleweight title after winning a spirited split decision against Atlanta, GA’s Antonio Todd (13-6, 7 KO’s) Saturday evening at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL.

Broadcast live on the Bally Sports Network, Coyle controlled the early rounds by outworking Todd. Coyle found a home for crisp right hands and left hooks but Todd displayed a solid chin.
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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.

  David Benavidez Stops David Lemieux
In Dominating Third-Round TKO
 
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Once again, undefeated David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez didn’t disappoint the hometown crowd as the Phoenix native became a super middleweight champion for the third time in dramatic fashion, scoring a third-round TKO against former world champion David Lemieux to win the vacant Interim WBC World Title on Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Janibek KO's Dignum In 2  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

The middleweight division officially has a new boogeyman. Janibek "Qazaq Style" Alimkhanuly destroyed the previously unbeaten Danny Dignum with a fight-ending uppercut in the second round to win the vacant WBO Interim middleweight world title Saturday evening at Resorts World Las Vegas.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Pascal Improves His Pro Record
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer light heavyweight (175 pounds) Jean Pascal improved his pro record to 36-6-1 Friday night at the Whitesands Center In Tampa Bay, Florida, beating the Chinese Fanlong Meng by unanimous decision in 12 rounds. The three judges scored the bout 116-111, 114-113 and 115-112 for the Montrealer.
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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.

  Jean Pascal Defeats Fanlong Meng
Via Unanimous Decision
 
Former two-time world champion Jean Pascal (36-6-1, 20 KOs) scored a 12-round unanimous decision win over Chinese contender Fanlong Meng (17-1, 10 KOs) in the inaugural ProBox TV event on Friday night in Plant City, Florida.

Pascal won with scores of 116-111, 115-112 and 114-113. The event took place at the ProBox Events Center.
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  Weights From Las Vegas, NV - ESPN  
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly 160 vs. Danny Dignum 159
Jamel Herring 135 vs. Jamaine Ortiz 135
Tiger Johnson 142.4 vs. Agustin Kucharski 143.2
Adam Lopez 126.8 vs. William Encarnacion 126.2
Karlos Balderas 132 vs. Ruben Cervera 130.8
Jessie Magdaleno 127.2 vs. Edy Valencia 126.8
Duke Ragan 127.6 vs. Victorino Gonzalez 127
Giovanni Cabrera 135.4 vs. Elias Araujo 135.4
Kasir Goldston 141.6 vs. Yaniel Alvarez 141.8
Charlie Sheehy 134.8 vs. Burnell Jenkins 133.6

The Steven Nelson-Louis Rose bout was canceled due to Nelson weighing in 6.6 pounds over the contracted weight of 173

Venue: Resorts World Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Glendale, AZ - SHOWTIME  
David Benavidez 166.5 vs. David Lemieux 166.25
Yoelvis Gomez 156.5 vs. Jorge Cota 156.5
Luis Nunez 126 vs. Jonathan Fierro 125.5

Venue: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  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.

  Weights From London - DAZN  
Joshua Buatsi 174.75 vs. Craig Richards 174.25
Alen Babic 208.4 vs. Adam Balski 210.25
(WBC Bridgerweight Silver Title)
Robbie Davies Jr 139.75 vs. Javier Molina 139.75
Chantelle Cameron 140 vs. Victoria Noelia Bustos 137.3
(WBC/IBF Female Super Lightweight Titles)

Venue: O2 Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Kenny Robles 138.8 vs. James Bernadin 138.9
Victor Padilla 135.9 vs. Jesus Perez 136
Thanjhae Teasley 144.8 vs. Jetter Burgos 145.8
James Martin 156.5 vs. Lukasz Baranasz 157.5

Venue: 2300 Arena
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  David Benavídez vs. David Lemieux
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez and former world champion David Lemieux went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday as they previewed their 12-round showdown for the vacant Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title which headlines live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Janibek Ready To Crash
Middleweight World Title Party
 
Kazakhstan's next middleweight star, Janibek "Qazaq Style" Alimkhanuly, has long called out world champions and 160-pound standouts. He finally gets a chance to win a belt this Saturday at Resorts World Las Vegas when he takes on fellow unbeaten contender Danny Dignum for the vacant WBO Interim middleweight world title.
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  Buatsi vs. Richards Press Conference Quotes  
Joshua Buatsi: "I think there’s always people to prove wrong Eddie… The talking is nearly done. We’re going to find out on Saturday. The switch hasn’t flicked yet. I don’t think it personally flicked during that face off but we are two or three days away and the switch will definitely flick.
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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.

  David Benavídez vs. David Lemieux
Main Event Media Workout Quotes
 
Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez and former world champion David Lemieux officially kicked off fight week events with a media workout on Wednesday ahead of their 12-round showdown for the vacant Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title which headlines live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Rivas Defends World Crown
Against Perez On June 10
 
Mayerlin Rivas will defend her WBA World Super-Bantamweight title against Isis Vargas Perez on Friday June 10 live worldwide on DAZN from Mexico, with the show now taking place at the Domo Alcalde in Guadalajara, in the latest installment of Matchroom and DAZN’s fight series in Mexico, in association with Canelo Promotions and Clase Y Talento.
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  Top Heavyweight Contender Otto Wallin Ready
For Rydell Booker On May 26 In Dearborn
 
WBC #11-rated heavyweight Otto Wallin says he’s taking his upcoming fight with Rydell Booker as seriously as the world championship fight he’s on the verge of securing with one or two more victories.

Sweden’s Wallin (23-1, 14 KOs) will take on hometown veteran Rydell Booker (26-5-1, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions’ Detroit Brawl event on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
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  Jaime Munguia & Jimmy Kelly Clash In 12-Round Super Middleweight Fight In Anaheim On June 11  
After a triumphant homecoming in Tijuana, Mexico in February, former world champion and undefeated Mexican super-star, Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs) will return to Anaheim's Honda Center on Saturday, June 11 to face off against former world title challenger, Jimmy "Kilrain'' Kelly (26-2, 10 KOs) of Manchester, UK. The 12-round super middleweight fight will stream live on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.
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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.

  Rising Prospect Luis Núñez Faces Fellow Unbeaten Jonathan Fierro In Featherweight Battle May 21  
Rising Dominican prospect Luis “The Twist” Núñez will battle fellow unbeaten Jonathan Fierro in the 10-round featherweight telecast opener live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast is headlined by unbeaten two-time world champion and Arizona-native David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez returning to fight in his home state for the second-straight bout as he takes on former world champion David Lemieux for the vacant Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title. The telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and also features hard-hitting Cuban prospect Yoelvis Gómez taking on Mexico’s Jorge Cota in the 10-round super welterweight co-main event.
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  Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire II
Set For June 7 In Saitama, Japan
 
WBA/IBF bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue is 17-0 in world title fights and only once has been pushed to the brink.

WBC bantamweight world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, the four-weight kingpin whose late-career renaissance cemented his status as one of boxing’s greatest lighter weight champions, has one more shot to stun the Japanese pound-for-pound icon.
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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.

  Jamshidbek Najmitdonov Annihilates
Charles Hatley In 2 Rounds In Dallas
 
Jamshidbek Najmitdinov moved up in weight and had a career best performance as he stopped former world title challenger Charles Hatley in two rounds in Hatley's hometown in Dallas.

In the process, Najmitdinov won the WBC USNBC title.

Najmitdinov came out firing and looked to not leave the fight in the judges' hands. In round two, he took the fight into his own hands as he dropped Hatley with a powerful left. Hatley was unsteady as he tried to get up and the fight was stopped at 2:17.
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  Krusher Cruises To Victory In Cruiserweight Debut  
By Igor Frank
Thrillers entry into a world of boxing continued on Saturday night as Great Western Forum in Inglewood California played host to Fight Club’s TrillerVerz . Boxing and music mix very well according to color commentator and former welterweight champion, Shawn Porter. And that is what TrillerVerz was all about, mixing rap competition with fistic combat. Since I don’t know” s..t” about rap (as late Roger Mayweather would say) I will direct my attention to boxing show, which I would venture to call a family affair since it featured three kids of former ring star Fernando Vargas, a son Ring legend, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and two Pulev brothers from Bulgaria.
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  Tevin Farmer vs. Mickey Bey Postponed  
Due to the unfortunate passing of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of The United Arab Emirates, this Saturday's showdown of former world champions Tevin Farmer and Mickey Bey at The Coca-Cola Arena Dubai has been postponed.

Farmer and Bey were poised to headline a great night of boxing where the former champs were primed and ready to put on championship level performances.
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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.

  "Zurdo" Gives Boxing Lesson To Boesel;
Zepeda vs. Alvarado Fight Delivers
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Saturday night fights at the Toyota Arena, and the main event was Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) against Dominic Boesel (32-3, 12 KOs). This bout was for the WBA Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator, and was scheduled for 12 rounds. In the first round, Boesel was told twice not to push Ramirez’ head down and hold. Zurdo had already gotten in some nice shots in the round.
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  Conto Knocks Out Rolfe In 3  
Sonny Conto remained undefeated with a third-round stoppage over Justin Rolfe in a scheduled six-round heavyweight bout in front of a packed crowd at Parx casino in Bensalem, PA.

After two rounds of beating up Rolfe with hard power shots. Conto decked Rolfe with a big left hook in round three. Seconds later, it was another hard left hook from close quarters that sent Rolfe folding towards the canvas and the fight was stopped by referee Eric Dali at 1:38.
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  Sergey Kovalev, Kubrat Pulev & The Vargas
Brothers Score Huge Victories
 
Saturday night in front of a huge crowd at the Kia Forum, Triller Fight Club presented TrillerVerz 5, an outstanding evening of entertainment featuring world class professional boxing and an iconic VERZUZ battle between Cypress Hill and Onyx, broadcast on FITE. Also appearing on-stage were King Combs, the son of Sean Combs and CHOC, the daughter of Snoop Dogg.
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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.

  Charlo Leaves No Doubts, KO’s Castaño In Tenth
Plus Complete Results From Carson CA
 
By William Trillo
Photos: German Villasenor

In a rematch of their hotly contested battle that ended in a Draw, Super Welterweights Jermell Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KO’s) and Brian Carlos Castaño (17-1-2, 12 KO’s) met in Carson California to settle the score. In a very entertaining fight both men let it all hang out as they had all the 154 pound belts on the line.

There was no feeling out process here. Round one started of where the last fight left off, Castaño may have been a bit more aggressive, but it was Charlo who landed the cleaner shots.
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  Gilberto Ramirez Defeats Dominic Boesel
Via Fourth Round Knockout
 
Mexican light heavyweight star Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) of Mazatlan, MX, made Mexico proud today as he defeated former interim world champion Dominic Boesel (32-3, 12 KOs) of Freyburg, Germany via knock-out at the 1:33 marker of the fourth round of their scheduled 12-round light heavyweight fight. The fight, pit the #1 Boesel against the #2 Ramirez for the WBA Light Heavyweight Final Title Eliminator at Ontario’s Toyota Arena. Ramirez put his power on display for the boxing world to see to claim the crown as the #1 light heavyweight for the WBA and the new mandatory for the world championship. The event was streamed live, exclusively on DAZN.
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  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.

  Weights From Carson, Ca. - SHOWTIME  
Jermell Charlo 152.8 vs. Brian Castaño 153.8
(Undisputed WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO Super Welterweight Titles)

Jaron Ennis 146.2 vs. Custio Clayton 146.6

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


  Weights From Ontario, Ca. - DAZN  
Gilberto Ramirez 174.8 vs. Dominic Boesel 174.2
William Zepeda 134.4 vs. Rene Alvarado 134.6
John Ramirez 114.6 vs. Jan Salvatierra 114.6
Katsuma Akitsugi 124.6 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.8

Venue: Toyota Arena, Ontario, California, USA
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Inglewood, Ca.  
Sergey Kovalev 196.5 vs. Tervel Pulev 197.5
Kubrat Pulev 248.5 vs. Jerry Forrest 233
Evan Holyfield 153 vs. Jurmain McDonald 153.5
Emiliano Vargas 133.5 vs. Mark Salgado 133.5
Fernando Vargas Jr. 151.5 vs. Terrance Jarmon 148
Amado Vargas 130.5 vs. Anel Dudo 128.5

Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, California
Promoter: Triller Fight Club


  Hollywood Fight Nights Results  
Thursday night in Los Angeles, fast rising star ‘King’ Callum Walsh, (3-0, 3 KOs), continued the torrid start to his professional career with a first-round knockout of Luis Garcia, (3-1, 1 KO) in the scheduled six round super welterweight main event at the Quiet Cannon – Montebello Country Club. The world class boxing card was promoted by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions and broadcast live internationally on UFC Fight Pass.
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  On This Day: May 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Paris, France:
Veeraphol Sahaprom KO'd Ricardo Barajas in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Jean Marc Mormeck TKO'd Antonio Caldas Jr.
Bruno Girard KO'd Marco Antonio Duarte in the 4th round.
2000, Seoul, Korea:
In Joo Cho won a 12 round UD OVER Julio Cesar Avila to retain the WBC Super Flyweight Title.
In Jin Chi won a 10 round decision over Baby Lorona Jr.
1999, Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Humberto Aranda in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Drake Thadzi won a 12 round MD over James Toney to win the IBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney TKO'd Earl Butler in the 4th round to win the WBU Light Heavyweight Title.
1994, Sara Buri, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin TKO'd Roger Espanola in the 6th round to retain the IBF Minimumweight Title.
1978, Pescara, Italy:
Rocky Matioli KO'd Jose Manuel Duran in the 5Th round to retain the WBC Light Middleweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Canelo-Bivol: Before The Dust Settles
 
By William Trillo

As defined by merriam-webster.com
the dust settles: used to talk about what happens when things become clear or calm after a period of change or confusion


There is a big boxing weekend ahead of us here in Southern California, but before the proverbial dust settles on Canelo and Bivol, I have a few odds and ends I’d like to get off my chest. In no particular order, here we go:
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  Former World Champion Angel Acosta
Defeats Janiel Rivera Via First Round KO
 
Photos: Ric Stallworth
Fight fans were treated to a night of action as former world champion and fan favorite Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta (23-3-1, 22 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, defeated fellow countryman Janiel Rivera (18-9-3, 11 KOs) of Matani, Puerto Rico, via first round knockout at the 1:19 marker of the round. The duo were scheduled for a 10-round super flyweight fight and headlined the second installment of Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN. The fight featured the only knock-out of the night in a fight card where all the fights went the distance, streamed live on DAZN and the Golden Boy Boxing Youtube page and hosted by Beto Duran and Boxing Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins.
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  Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño II
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Unified WBC, WBA, and IBF 154-pound world champion Jermell Charlo and WBO 154-pound world champion Brian Castaño received enthusiastic and passionate support from their respective fanbases at a heated and boisterous final press conference on Thursday before they meet in a highly-anticipated rematch for undisputed status at 154 pounds this Saturday, May 14 live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Weights From Bensalem, PA  
Sonny Conto 228.2 - Justin Rolfe 254.1
Shinard Bunch 144.2 - Marklin Bailey 141.4
Jordon Murphy 127 - Antonio Dunton El 128.9
Carlos Ramos 129.5 - Jesus Arturo Guzman 128.6
Christopher Burgos 140.4 - Phillip Davis 143.1
Gerardo Martinez 139.4 - Michael Crain 140.4
Karly Wylie 139.3 - Tyree Arnold 143
Quadeer Jenkins 160.5 - Andre Hammon 161

Promoter: Joe Hand Promotions
Venue: Parx Casino


  TrillerVerz 5 Final Press Conference Quotes  
The final press conference for TrillerVerz 5 was held today in Los Angeles just two days ahead of the sensational event emanating from the Kia Forum. The Trillerverz 5 ‘Lineage of Greatness’ includes legendary boxing families and a once-in-a-lifetime VERZUZ battle between Cypress Hill and Onyx.
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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.

  Jermell Charlo & Jaron Ennis
Los Angeles Media Workout Quotes
 
Unified WBC, WBA, and IBF 154-pound world champion Jermell Charlo and unbeaten welterweight rising star Jaron “Boots” Ennis previewed their respective upcoming showdowns at a media workout in Los Angeles Wednesday, before they enter the ring this Saturday, May 14 live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Jason Moloney vs. Aston Palicte & Junior Fa vs. Lucas Browne Headline Kambosos vs. Haney Undercard  
Australian two-time bantamweight world title challenger Jason “Mayhem” Moloney and New Zealand-born heavyweight contender Junior Fa hope to showcase their talents for the home region fans at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, on the undercard of the George Kambosos Jr.-Devin Haney undisputed lightweight world title showdown. The Kambosos-Haney world championship event is projected to be one of the biggest boxing events ever on Australian soil.
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  Weights From Montebello, Ca.  
Callum Walsh 152.2 vs. Luis Garcia 153.4
Omar Cande Trinidad 125 vs. Andrew Othello Strode 123.6
Ernesto Mercado 139.6 vs. Jose Zaragoza 140
Chelsey Anderson 132.2 vs. Jessica Juarez 132.2
Marco Deckmann 186 vs. Jasper McCargo 186.6
David Romero 138 vs. Fernando Gaytan 138.8
Dariial Kuchmenov 128 vs. Bacillo Monterros TBA
Ruben Islas TBA vs. Charles Clark TBA

Venue: Quiet Cannon, Montebello Country Club, Montebello, California
Promoter: 360 Promoptions


  How "The Krusher" Kovalev Got To Cruiserweight  
Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev (34-4, 29 KOs), living in Long Beach, CA, will fight Tervel Pulev in his cruiserweight debut on Saturday, May 14 at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA and will be streamed live on Triller and Fite.tv.

The Krusher says “My motivation to keep going? First is money (laughing) and money is energy. Second is my son. I want to become world champion once again so he can see that ‘don’t ever give up.’ Right now, it is all for my kids. I tell them and show them to follow your dreams and your dreams will come true. If I ended my boxing career right now, I would feel uncomfortable for the rest of my life.
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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.

  Zurdo vs. Boesel Fight Week Workout Quotes  
Fighters featured on the DAZN stream on Saturday, May 14, light heavyweight Mexican boxing star Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramírez (43-0, 29 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico, and former WBA Interim Light Heavyweight World Champion Dominic Boesel (32-2, 12 KOs) of Freyburg, Germany hosted a media workout today, Tuesday, May 10 to promote their upcoming 12-round clash. The event will also include the co-main event of the night, the undefeated William "El Camaron" Zepeda (25-0, 23 KOs), and John "Scrappy" Ramirez (9-0, 7 KOs), of Los Angeles, CA was onsite to show off they have been working on ahead of their scheduled fights. Zepeda is set to face Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (32-11, 21 KOs) of Managua, NIC in a 10-round fight for the WBA Continental Americas Lightweight Title. Ramirez will face Jan Salvatierra (8-1, 4 KOs) of Cabo San Lucas, MX in an 8-round fight for the vacant NABA Super Flyweight Title. All bouts will stream live on DAZN on Saturday, May 14 at Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA.
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  Stephen Fulton Jr. vs. Danny Roman & David Morrell Jr. vs. Kalvin Henderson Virtual Press Conference  
Unified WBC and WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Stephen Fulton Jr. promised victory and former unified champion Danny Roman predicted a Fight of the Year during a virtual press conference on Tuesday to preview their much-anticipated title showdown before headlining action live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, June 4 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Armory in Minneapolis.
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  Bentley: "You Don’t Get Paid For Overtime"  
It’s homecoming night for South London’s Denzel “2Sharp” Bentley (15-1-1, 13KOs) as he looks to reclaim the British Middleweight Title against Luton’s Linus Udofia (17-0, 9 KOs) live and free on Channel 5 on Friday May 13 from 10pm.

Bentley suffered his first career loss to Felix Cash in 2021, but immediately bounced back with a win later in the year to set up this exciting title bout at the Indigo at the O2 in London. You will rarely find someone with such a vicious knockout ratio carrying such a calm demeanour with them. It may be a relaxed Bentley outside of the ring, but inside it is a man who has either retired his opponent or stopped them in every victory since a points decision win back in April 2019. “I’m always calm and relaxed. I’m doing something I enjoy so there’s no need to be nervous or uptight or anything like that,” he said. “I know I’ve put in the work, so I’m calm.”
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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.

  Jaron Ennis Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated rising welterweight star Jaron “Boots” Ennis reiterated his intention to “take over” the star-studded 147-pound division ahead of his IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator showdown against fellow unbeaten Custio Clayton in the co-main event of action this Saturday, May 14 live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Results From Hialeah Park  
Below are results from Saturday night's big show at Hialeah Park that saw rising heavyweight Lenier Pero score a 2nd round stoppage over Hector Perez to capture the NABA Central Heavyweight title.
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  Super Lightweight Shohjahon Ergashev To Face Luis Alberto Veron At Detroit Brawl May 26 In Dearborn  
A 10-round super lightweight co-main event has been added to the already stacked Salita Promotions’ special Memorial Day weekend-kickoff Detroit Brawl event on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan, as IBF #4, WBA #13, WBO #11 and RING #7 super lightweight slugger Shohjahon Ergashev will take on South American Champion Luis Alberto Veron.
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  Edgar Berlanga & Xander Zayas Headline Puerto Rican Day Parade Eve Extravaganza On June 11  
On the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, the island nation’s brightest stars are coming to throw down. Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga, the flashy super middleweight knockout artist, will defend his NABO belt in the 10-round main event against two-time world title challenger Alexis Angulo.

In the eight-round junior middleweight co-feature, Xander Zayas, the fistic prodigy from San Juan, steps up in class against Uzbekistan-born veteran Ravshan Hudaynazarov.
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  Tevin Farmer vs. Mickey Bey
May 21 Clash Moved To Dubai
 
The highly anticipated showdown between former world champions, Mickey Bey (23-3-1, 11 KOs) and Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs), will now take place at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.

"Due to COVID restrictions, we had to move our fight from Ghana Africa to Dubai,” said Bey. “We still have a fantastic card in place with a lot of United States fighters that have just been added. Tevin and I plan to put on a great show and the winner is right back in the mix to fight for a world title.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
The Continuing Story Of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe
 
By William Trillo
Okay, let’s be honest here. When the judges’ scorecards were getting read by David Diamante after the Bivol vs. Canelo fight and he announced identical scores of 115-113 by all three judges, how many of you immediately thought, “Uh oh! No way, they are going to give this fight to Canelo.” I know I did. In fact, Dmitry Bivol himself said he was worried when he heard those 115-113 scores.

But as we found out moments later the unanimous decision was rightly given to Bivol. As it should have been.
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  Denis Radovan & Christina Hammer
Celebrate Big Wins In Cologne
 
Denis Radovan enjoyed a successful homecoming with a second round TKO win over the experienced Rafael Bejaran last night in front of frenetic fans at the Sartory Saal in Cologne, Germany. The atmosphere was electric for Radovan’s first fight in his hometown, and the unbeaten middleweight surely delivered as he dropped his opponent three times in the second, forcing Bejaran’s corner to throw in the towel. It was the third successful defense of the IBF European middleweight title for Radovan.
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  Paulo Galdino Upsets Danny Gonzalez
In Razor Thin Split Decision
 
With the opening bell, and the first punch thrown, professional boxing officially made its emphatic debut at Carnesecca Arena at St. John’s University Saturday night at “Borough Boxing.”

The main event saw DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ (now 20-4-1 7KO’s) go to war with PAULO GALDINO (now 12-5 8KO’s) in the welterweight main event. Gonzalez, stepped on the gas early, dropping Galdino in the first round after a flurry of punches had Galdino on unsteady legs. Gonzalez looked to close the show, but Galdino was able to survive the round.
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  Maureen Shea Wants Her Overdue World
Title Shot After Outclassing Calista Silgado
 
Maureen Shea ended a two-plus year layoff Saturday, outboxing Calista Silgado to a unanimous decision victory at Carnesecca Arena at St. John’s University in Jamaica, N.Y.

The scores were 79-73 on two cards and 77-75 on the third, all for Shea (30-2-1, 13 knockouts), who continues her push for a world title opportunity.
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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.

  Bivol Stuns Canelo To Retain
His Light Heavyweight Belt
 
By William Trillo
Photos: German Villasenor

Like a Quarterback standing in the pocket and avoiding a heavy defensive rush Light Heavyweight Dmitrii Bivol (20-0, 11 KO’s) not only stood in there with Saul Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KO’s) but he did not get sacked. In fact, Bivol did what no one in the packed T-Mobile Arena was expecting, he ruined the Cinco May Festivities by defeating Canelo handily. The Matchroom promoted fight that was streamed by DAZN will surely go down as one of the biggest upsets in boxing this year.
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  Las Vegas T-Mobile Undercard Results  
By William Trillo @ Ringside
Super Lightweights Montana Love (18-0-1, 9 KO’s) and Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (25-3-1, 15 KO’s) were the Main Event on this hot Las Vegas fight night card. The bout started intense as Valenzuela was dropped late in round one. Not to be outdone he returned the favor in the next round when he sent Love to the canvas in the next round. But that was going to be it as the fight became a chess match, a boring chess match. The fact is the fight became so dull that the crowd was booing more than they were cheering. The action the fans wanted to see was not taking place. The fight would go on like this for the entire twelve rounds. The crowd would show its disapproval one more time when the scores were read. It was a unanimous decision as all cards read 114-112 across the board for Love. Apparently, the fans in attendance did not agree. For his efforts Love took home the Vacant IBF North American Super Lightweight Title.
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  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.

  Weights From Las Vegas - DAZN  
Canelo Alvarez 174.4 vs. Dmitry Bivol 174.6
(WBA Light Heavyweight Title)

Montana Love 140 vs. Gabriel Gollaz 138.6
Shakhram Giyasov 146.6 vs. Christian Gomez 146
Marc Castro 134.8 vs. Pedro Vicente 134.8
Zhilei Zhang 276.2 vs. Scott Alexander 222.6

Joselito Velazquez 112.4 vs. Jose Soto 113.8
Alexis Espino 163.6 vs. Aaron Silva 164.4
Elnur Abduraimov 129.6 vs. Manuel Correa 128.6
Fernando Molina 139.6 vs. Ricardo Valdovinos 139.4

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Germany  
Denis Radovan 159.75 vs. Rafael Bejaran 158.75
Christina Hammer 165 vs. Luiza Davydova 163.5
Leon Bunn 174.25 vs. Islam Teffahi 167
Sophie Alisch 125.25 vs. Eva Cantos 126
Oliver Zaren 168 vs. Novak Radulovic ??
Arnold Khegai 125.75 vs. Ruben Tostado Garcia 125.5
Tsotne Rogava 253 vs. Michael Basset 243.75

Venue: Sartory Saal, Cologne, Germany
Promoter: Wasserman Boxing


  Weights from Hialeah, Florida  
Lenier Pero 245.8 vs. Hector Perez 245.4
Anthony Martinez 199.6 vs. David Light 198.4
Orestes Velazquez 143 vs. Juan Carlos Salgado 143.8
Victor Abreu 122.6 vs. Ezequiel A Tevez 121.6
John David Martinez 164.8 vs. Sergio S Castellano 154.8
Ulysses Diaz 196.8 vs. Mariano Jose Riva 194.6
Alberto Perez De La Torre 125 vs. Lucas R Baez 125.2
Livan Navarro 152.4 vs. Silverio Ortiz 157
Isaac Carbonell 174.4 vs. Christian Fabian Rios 174.1

Promoter: Warriors Boxing and Rivalta Boxing
Venue: Hialeah Park, Hialeah, Florida


  Weights From New York  
Danny Gonzalez 146.8 vs. Paulo Galdino 146.4
Maureen Shea 121.1 vs. Calista Silgado 118.4
Afunwa King 178.8 vs. Kam Humphrey 175.2
Mat Castro 153.4 vs. Angelo Thompson 150.2
Emmanuel Etienne 189 vs. Tunde Fatiregun 189

Note: NYSAC would not license Chaske Heminger for undisclosed medical reasons and the fight is unable to proceed as scheduled.

Venue: Carnesecca Arena at St. John’s University in Queens, NY
Promoter: Star Boxing


  Hrgović Forced To Delay IBF World Heavyweight Title Final Eliminator Following The Death Of His Father  
Filip Hrgović has been forced to delay his IBF Heavyweight World Title Final Eliminator against Zhang Zhilei following the death of his father.

Having waited over a year for his opportunity to earn a shot at Oleksandr Usyk’s Heavyweight crown, the Croatian star was set to face Olympic Silver medallist Zhilei on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez’s blockbuster clash with Dmitry Bivol on May 7 at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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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.

  William Zepeda vs. Rene Alvarado Set As
Co-Main Event For Zurdo vs. Boesel On May 14
 
The DAZN live stream of Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramírez vs. Dominic Boesel on Saturday, May 14 will feature lightweight sensation William “El Camaron” Zepeda (25-0, 23 KOs) defending his WBA Continental Americas Lightweight Title against the resilient, former world champion, Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (32-11, 21 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in a 10-round lightweight co-main event. Diego De La Hoya (22-1, 10 KOs) of Mexicali, MX will also make his grand return to the ring in a 10-round featherweight fight against Jose Gonzalez (23-9-1, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara, MX. Also, part of the live stream, John “Scrappy” Ramirez (9-0, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles, CA, will fight for a regional title for the first time in his career.
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  Welterweight John David Martinez Looking For
Big Outing This Saturday Night At Hialeah Park
 
Welterweight John David Martinez will look to thrill his huge fan base when he returns to action on Saturday night at Hialeah Park as part of Una Gran Noche de Boxeo Cubano 2,

The show is promoted by Warriors Boxing and Rivalta Boxing.

Martinez of Miami, has a record of 15-2 with 12 knockouts, will be featured in a six-round bout and will take on Sergio Castellano (11-9, 7 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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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.

  Anthony Peterson Returns
May 28 In Washington D.C.
 
Former world title challenger, Anthony Peterson (38-1-1, 24 KOs), the brother of two-time world champion Lamont Peterson, is returning on May 28th in Washington D.C. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. Peterson will fight at super lightweight against Saul Corral (23-18, 13 KOs), in his first 8-bout partnering up with Team Freeway Boxing headed by street legend, "Freeway" Rick Ross.
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  WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo Battles Maciej Sulecki In Houston On June 18  
Undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo will hold a Juneteenth celebration in his hometown for the second-straight year when he steps into the ring to face tough former title challenger Maciej Sulecki on Saturday, June 18 live on SHOWTIME from Toyota Center in Houston in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr. Light Heavyweight Title Unification Showdown Confirmed For June 18  
Three belts and light heavyweight supremacy will be at stake when WBC/IBF world champion Artur Beterbiev meets WBO champion Joe Smith Jr. in a highly anticipated unification showdown Saturday, June 18, at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Beterbiev, boxing’s only world champion with a 100 percent knockout rate, hopes to pick up another strap against “Cinderella Man” Smith, a Long Island native who grew up about 70 miles from Madison Square Garden.
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  Rozicki vs. Peralta WBC World
Title Eliminator Set For May 7
 
On May 7th, 2022, Three Lions Promotions (TLP) presents the WBC International

Cruiserweight Championship title fight featuring Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (14-1-0, 14KOs) of Sydney, Nova Scotia, against Yamil "Jara" Peralta (13-0-0, 6KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Centre 200 in Sydney, NS.

A native of Sydney, the 27-year-old captured a technical knockout victory over German Garcia Montes (7-4-0, 7 KOs) in the cruiserweight division in March of this year at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton, Ont.
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  New York State Boxing Hall Of Fame Induction Dinner Displayed Pride, Emotions & Grateful Thanks  
The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame’s (NYSBHOF) Class of 2122 was inducted this past Sunday at a special ceremony, sponsored by Ring 8, in front of 360 attendees at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

“This was the most emotional NYSBHOF induction dinner ever,” NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said. “Several inductees cried during their acceptance speeches and that really made everything more exciting for everybody. You could see how really proud each of the inductees were as they proudly displayed their belts. This is all about honoring New York boxing people for their accomplishments and contributions. It was another knockout!”
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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.

  Brian Castaño Los Angeles Media Workout Quotes  
WBO World Champion Brian Castaño held a Los Angeles media workout on Tuesday as he prepares to face unified WBC, WBA, and IBF World Champion Jermell Charlo in a rematch of one of 2021’s most significant fights when they each seek undisputed status at 154-pounds once again on Saturday, May 14 live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Gilberto Ramírez vs. Dominic Boesel
Media Conference Call Quotes
 
Light heavyweight Mexican boxing star Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramírez (43-0, 29 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico, and former WBA Interim Light Heavyweight World Champion Dominic Boesel (32-2, 12 KOs) of Freyburg, Germany hosted a media conference call on, today, Tuesday, May 3 to talk about their upcoming clash. Their scheduled 12-round light heavyweight fight will pit the WBA #1 ranked, Boesel against the #2 WBA ranked Ramirez for the WBA Light Heavyweight Final Title Eliminator.
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  Cordina Faces IBF Super Featherweight
World Champion Ogawa In Cardiff On June 4
 
Joe Cordina will challenge Kenichi Ogawa for the IBF Super-Featherweight World Title at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Saturday June 4, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand).

Welshman Cordina (14-0, 8 KOs), a former British and Commonwealth Champion at Lightweight, dropped down in weight to Super-Featherweight after handing his compatriot Gavin Gwynne a first loss at The O2 in London in August 2019.
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  Olympic Gold Medalist Bakhodir Jalolov Takes On Jack Mulowayi In ShoBox Quadrupleheader June 10  
For the first time in its storied 21-year history, a heavyweight Olympic Gold Medalist will step into the ring and headline SHOBOX: The New Generation as the prospect series features up-and-coming heavyweights in its return to Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y., on Friday, June 10. The action begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT live on SHOWTIME and helps kick off the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in nearby Canastota, N.Y., where another Olympic Gold Medalist and SHOBOX alum, Andre Ward, will be inducted during the three-year, three-class ceremony.
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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.

  Otto Wallin To Face Rydell Booker In Main Event
Of Detroit Brawl On May 26 In Dearborn, MI
 
A 10-round heavyweight main event has been added to Salita Promotions’ special Memorial Day weekend-kickoff Detroit Brawl event, as WBC #11-rated heavyweight Otto Wallin (23-1, 14 KOs) of Sweden will face Detroit’s own Rydell Booker (26-5-1, 13 KOs) on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
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  Sergey Kovalev Preparing For May 14 Debut
At Cruiserweight At The Kia Forum On Triller
 
Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev (34-4, 29 KOs), living in Long Beach, CA, will fight Tervel Pulev in his cruiserweight debut on Saturday, May 14 at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA and will be streamed live on Triller and Fite.tv.

Sergey is being trained by Buddy McGirt and his strength and conditioning coach is Teddy Cruz. They are the duo that reinvented Arturo Gatti.
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  Carto Stops Franzolini In One Round  
Once again Christian Carto thrilled the crowd at the 2300 Arena, as the popular bantamweight stopped Ernesto Sebastian Franzolini in front of a capacity crowd at the famed Philadelphia fight venue.

Carto dropped Franzolini with a hard body shot. He finished Franzolini off with a hard combination and the bout was stopped at 2:31.
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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.

  Taylor Edges Serrano In Fight For The Ages At MSG  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

Katie Taylor edged out Amanda Serrano to retain her undisputed Lightweight crown in an epic fight for the ages at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN.

Taylor controlled the opening four rounds but Serrano came on strong in the fifth and had her fans on her feet as she seemed to hurt the Irish legend and the roof came off the sold out arena as they traded heavy blows, but Serrano seemed to be getting on top.
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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.

  Stevenson Topples Valdez In Junior
Lightweight Unification Showdown
 
Mikey Williams - Top Rank

A superstar was born. WBO junior lightweight world champion Shakur Stevenson outboxed and outfoxed WBC champion Oscar Valdez via unanimous decision (118-109 2x and 117-110) Saturday evening in from of 10,102 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. With the win, Stevenson earned the Ring Magazine title and status as the division's top dog.
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  On This Day: May 1  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Nongkhai, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom TKO'd Julio Cesar Avila in the 12th round - WBC Bantamweight Title.
Miami, Florida, USA:
Kelvin Davis TKO'd Ezra Sellers in the 8th round - Vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Maselino Masoe TKO'd Evans Ashira in the 2nd round - Vacant WBA Middleweight Title.
2003, Bangkok, Thailand:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Hugo Dianzo - WBC Bantamweight Title.
1999, Crystal Palace, London, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Kevin Lueshing in the 3rd round - WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Anthony Farnell TKO'd Alan Gilbert in the 8th round - Non Title.
1998, San Antonio, Texas, USA:
Adan Vargas won a 12 round UD over Ancee Gedeon - NABF Bantamweight Title.
James Coker KO'd Buck Smith in the 8th round - Non Title.
Jesse James Leija KO'd Troy Crain in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lance Whitaker TKO'd Ray Butler in the 6th round - Non Title.
1995, Cavite, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao won a 6 round Decision over Rocky Palma - Non Title.
1993, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA:
Tex Cobb TKO'd Mike Acklie in the 6th round - Non Title.

  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Oscar Valdez 129.6 vs. Shakur Stevenson 130
(WBC/WBO Super Featherweight Titles)
Keyshawn Davis 136.2 vs. Esteban Sanchez 136.6
Nico Ali Walsh 159.2 vs. Alejandro Ibarra 160.4
Raymond Muratalla 134.8 vs. Jeremy Hill 134
Andres Cortes 131.8 vs. Alexis del Bosque 131.6
Troy Isley 157.4 vs. Anthony Hannah 156.8
Abdullah Mason 136.4 vs. Luciano Ramos 137.8
Antoine Cobb 143.6 vs. Jaylan Phillips 142.4

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


  Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero Showtime PPV Adds Three Undercard Showdowns Featuring Title Clash, Sensational Young Stars & All-Action Brawlers  
The SHOWTIME PPV undercard for Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero will feature three exciting, explosive matchups entering the ring in high-stakes action on Saturday, May 28 live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a Premier Boxing Champions event.

Two-division world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara will defend his WBA Middleweight Title against hard-hitting, Irish crowd-pleaser Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in an all-action co-main event of the telecast, which begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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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.

  Oscar Valdez vs. Shakur Stevenson
Final Press Conference
 
The long-awaited 130-pound grudge match is almost here.

WBC champion Oscar Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs) and WBO king Shakur Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs) had their first fight week faceoff Thursday, two days out from their unification showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Taylor vs. Serrano Final Press Conference Quotes  
Katie Taylor: "The amount of media we have had to do all week was huge. I’m sick of talking about myself but it’s been an amazing week so far. This is definitely very different than how I started boxing when I was eight or nine years old. Like Eddie said, I had to pretend I was a boy to get fights. Women’s boxing wasn’t even a sanctioned sport in Ireland. Now here we are many years later headlining MSG, the most iconic venue in boxing. Making history as the biggest women’s boxing match in history is just incredible. This is all of the sacrifice that I have been working for, for sure."
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Christian Carto 120.8 vs. Ernesto Sebastian Franzolini 119.4
Julian Gonzalez 131.8 vs. Ivan Jimenez 130.5
Jeremy Adorno 128.5 vs. Jason Vera 130.8
Quadir Albright 145 vs. Jorge Martin Garcia 144
Kristian Prenga 242 vs. Deshon Webster 205.5
Thanjhae Teasley 144.5 vs. DeAaron Alexander 147.5

*The Paul Kroll-Marklin Bailey fight is off as Kroll did not make weight

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena


  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.

  Erik Bazinyan To Face Marcelo Coceres On June 23  
In preparation for his next fight scheduled for June 23 at the Montreal Casino cabaret, which will be the finale of the Eye of the Tiger national holiday event, EOTTM protégé Erik Bazinyan (27-0, 21 K.O.) will make a second title defense against an opponent who is known to be a robust casher. The current NABF champion ranked 5th in the WBA world at 168 lb will face Argentina's Marcelo Esteban Coceres (30-3-1, 16 K.O.) for the NABF and NABA super middleweight titles.
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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.

  130-Pound History: Oscar Valdez vs.
Shakur Stevenson Fight Week Is Here
 
Two world title belts and a combined record of 47-0. The battle for junior lightweight supremacy, is almost here. WBC champion Oscar Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs) will battle WBO king Shakur Stevenson (17-0, 9 KOs) this Saturday, April 30, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux
Virtual Press Conference
 
Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez and former world champion David Lemieux previewed their 12-round showdown for the vacant Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title with both knockout artists forecasting fireworks during a virtual press conference Tuesday before headlining live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Rodriguez vs. Rungvisai & Kyoguchi
vs. Bermudez Headline June Shows
 
Matchroom and DAZN announce two new shows today as Hiroto Kyoguchi will defend his WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Light-Flyweight titles against Esteban Bermudez at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City, Mexico on Friday June 10, live worldwide on DAZN, in the latest installment of Matchroom and DAZN’s fight series in Mexico, in association with Canelo Promotions and Clase Y Talento and then Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez will defend his WBC World Super-Flyweight title against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on Saturday June 25 at the Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, live worldwide on DAZN (except Uzbekistan & Thailand) and leading a stacked quadruple header of World title action.
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  WBC Bridgerweight World Champion Oscar Rivas Returns Home To Defend Title vs. Luckaz Rozanski  
Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), Probellum and Global Jabes 77 held a joint press conference today in Bogota, Colombia, to announce World Boxing Council Bridgerweight World Champion Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (28-1, 19 KOs) will make his first title defense August 13th at home against undefeated Polish challenger Luckaz Rozanski (14-0, 13 KOs), in the 12-round main event on the “Batalla en Cali” card in the Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero stadium (40,000 capacity) in Cali, Colombia.
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  Las Vegas Boxing "Thursday Night Fight Vibe" To Launch New Series On First Thurs. Of Every Month  
Fight Vibe Entertainment along with Reid Boxing are launching a new monthly boxing series “Thursday Night Fight Vibe” at the Sahara Event Center in Las Vegas. The first show on May 5, 2022, will live stream on Fite TV free of charge, and will feature demonstrations and exclusive clips from the new feature film “Power of Chi” narrated by Morgan Freeman, starring some of sports biggest stars from the UFC, NBA, NFL, as well as the four-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man.
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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

  Zurdo vs. Boesel Los Angeles Press Conference  
Former world champion and light heavyweight Mexican boxing star Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramírez (43-0, 29 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico, and Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy hosted a press conference today, Monday, April 25 to discuss Zurdo's upcoming fight against former WBA Interim Light Heavyweight World Champion Dominic Boesel (32-2, 12 KOs) of Freyburg, Germany on Saturday, May 14. The 12-round fight will be for the WBA Light Heavyweight Final Eliminator and will take place at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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  Danny Gonzalez vs. Paulo Galdino Headlines "Borough Boxing" May 7 At Carnesecca Arena  
On Saturday May 7, Star Boxing proudly presents “Borough Boxing” – the first professional boxing card promoted at St. John’s University’s Carnesecca Arena in the venue’s famed history. The main event will feature DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ (Queens, NY, 20-3-1 7KO’s) as he begins his campaign at welterweight, against Brazilian PAULO GALDINO (11-5 8KO’s). Gonzalez is coming off a thrilling bloody battle in the co-featured bout this past October at Barclays Center.
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  Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Danny Dignum Interim Middleweight Title Clash & The Return Of Jamel Herring Set For May 21 In Las Vegas On ESPN  
Middleweight contender Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly has been anxiously waiting for the main event spotlight, and on Saturday, May 21, he’ll hope to seize it. Alimkhanuly will face undefeated Englishman Danny Dignum in a 12-round showdown for the vacant WBO Interim middleweight world title at Resorts World Event Center at Resorts World Las Vegas.
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  Mike Ohan Jr. & Ryan Kielczweski Fighting For Different Goals In "Hometown Royalty" May 7  
Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr. and Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski are fighting May 7th on the “Hometown Royalty” for much different potentially career-changing reasons.

“Hometown Royalty”, presented by Granite Chin in association with Cappiello Boxing Promotions and Shearns Boxing Promotions, will be held at Bridgewater Veterans Club in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (85 Cottage St.), marking the first professional boxing event ever held in that town.
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  On This Day: April 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Brentford, London, England:
Silence Mabuza KO'd Julio Cesar Medina in the 3rd round - IBO Bantamweight Title.
Danny Williams TKO'd Bob Mirovic in the 4th round -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title.
Tokyo, Japan:
Oscar Larrios won a 12 round UD over Shigeru Nakzato - WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA:
Antonio Tarver won a 12 round UD over Montell Griffin - Vacant WBC and Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
James Toney won a 12 round UD over Vassiliy Jirov - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
2001, Dallas, Texas, USA:
Kasim Ouma and James Coker fought to a 2 round TD - WBC Continental Americas. Light Middleweight Title. Accidental headbutt causes deep cut on Coker's right eye.
1997, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA:
George Foreman won a 12 round SD over Lou Savarese - WBU Heavyweight Title.
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Claude Staten in the 2nd round - Non Title.

 

Mercito Gesta W UD 10 Joel Diaz Jr. Photo Gallery
Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Mercito Gesta W UD 10 Joel Diaz Jr.
Jousce Gonzalez KO 6 Jairo Lopez
Manuel Flores KO 3 Victor Ruiz
Jan Salvatierra TKO 2 Ernie Marquez
Jorge Chavez KO 2 Jonathan Tejeda
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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.

  Tyson Fury Knocks Out Dillian Whyte In 6  
Photos from Mikey Williams - Top Rank

After not having fought in his native land for almost four years, Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) returned home with a spectacular sixth-round knockout in front of a record-breaking 94,000 fans Saturday evening at Wembley Stadium in London.

The WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight champion defended his crown against former training partner Dillian Whyte with a vicious right uppercut that immediately ended matters at 2:59 of the sixth row. Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) has now won four of his last five fights via stoppage.
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  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.

  Jazza Dickens Calls For Leigh Wood World Title
Fight As Sam Maxwell Stopped In Thriller
 
Jazza Dickens wants a fight with WBA world featherweight champion Leigh Wood after he impressively stopped Andoni Gago at Probellum Liverpool.

Dickens was back in action after losing last summer’s world title fight with Kid Galahad but delivered a statement of intent by landing a crunching uppercut on the former European champion that sent him to the canvas in the fifth round.
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  Paul Butler Wins WBO Interim
World Bantamweight Title
 
Paul Butler has described the “unbelievable” feeling of becoming a two-time bantamweight champion of the world.

Butler out-pointed late replacement Jonas Sultan at Probellum Liverpool tonight to claim the WBO interim world title in front of his passionate fans.
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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).

  Gilberto Ramírez To Face The #1 WBA Rated
Light Heavyweight Dominic Boesel On May 14
 
Former world champion and light heavyweight Mexican boxing star Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramírez (43-0, 29 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico, will face former WBA Interim Light Heavyweight World Champion Dominic Boesel (32-2, 12 KOs) of Freyburg, Germany on Saturday, May 14. The 12-round fight will pit the WBA #1 ranked, Boesel against the #2 WBA ranked Ramirez in a winner takes all event that will propel the winner to the door of a world championship fight. The co-main event will feature one of the most exciting Mexican boxers in the lightweight division, the undefeated William "El Camaron" Zepeda (25-0, 23 KOs), defending his WBA Continental Americas Lightweight Title against the resilient, former world champion, Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (32-11, 21 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in a 10-round lightweight fight. The event will take place at Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA, and will stream live exclusively on DAZN.
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  Weights From London - ESPN PPV  
Tyson Fury 264.8 vs. Dillian Whyte 253.25
(WBC Heavyweight Title)

Ekow Essuman 146.5 vs. Darren Tetley 145.75
Isaac Lowe 125.25 vs. Nick Ball 125.5
Tommy Fury 177.75 vs. Daniel Bocianski 175
David Adeleye 232.4 vs. Chris Healey 282
Royston Barney-Smith 132 vs. Constantin Radoi 132
Karol Itauma 175.75 vs. Michal Ciach 175.75
Kurt Walker 129 vs. Stefan Nicolae 127.4

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Promoter: Queensberry, Top Rank


  Mercito Gesta Defeats Joel Diaz Jr. Via Unanimous Decision To A Sold-Out Crowd At Fantasy Springs  
Golden Boy returned to its Coachella Valley home at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino with an exciting night of boxing to a sold-out boisterous crowd. The main event of the night featured an eventful 10-round lightweight fight between Palmdale’s Joel Diaz, Jr. (26-2, 22 KOs) and San Diego’s Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (33-3-3, 17 KOs). The first round started off very active as Gesta knocked Diaz, Jr. to the canvas twice, with Diaz, Jr. struggling to maintain his balance. Saved by the bell, Diaz, Jr. recovered and performed excellently in the second round, cornering Gesta and visibly hurting him. As the fighters grew more comfortable in the ring, they traded blows staying in the pocket, both relentless. The fighters brought the cheering crowd to their feet with their fearless performances as the judges determined their fate. With scores of 93-95, 92-96, and 92-96, the judges ruled in favor of Mercito Gesta, crowning him the victor via unanimous decision.
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  Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Unified WBC, WBA and IBF World Champion Jermell Charlo and WBO World Champion Brian Castaño exchanged promises to deliver knockouts and revealed glimpses of the distaste they have for each other during a virtual press conference Thursday before their rematch for undisputed status at 154-pounds on Saturday, May 14 live on SHOWTIME in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
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  Young Stars Raymond Muratalla, Andres Cortes
& Abdullah Mason Highlight Oscar Valdez vs.
Shakur Stevenson Undercard On April 30
 
Lightweight Raymond “Danger” Muratalla, a Southern California dynamo with eight consecutive knockouts, is aiming for another show-stopping performance in Las Vegas. Muratalla will fight New Orleans native Jeremy Hill in an eight-rounder Saturday, April 30, on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez-Shakur Stevenson WBC/WBO junior lightweight title unification tilt at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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  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.

  Tyson Fury & Dillian Whyte Exchange Pleasantries Ahead Of Historic Wembley Stadium Showdown  
The drama surrounding whether Dillian Whyte would show up for Wednesday's press conference was much ado about nothing. The WBC Interim heavyweight champion arrived on time, and he and WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Tyson Fury exchanged more pleasantries than trash talk three days out from their showdown at Wembley Stadium (ESPN+ PPV, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT).
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  Weights From Fantasy Springs - DAZN  
Joel Diaz Jr. 134.6 vs. Mercito Gesta 134.8
Jousce Gonzalez 134.4 vs. Jairo Lopez 133.2
Manuel Flores 119.4 vs. Victor Ruiz 119.6
Jan Salvatierra 111.6 vs. Ernie Marquez 110.8
Jorge Chavez 127.8 vs. Jonathan Tejeda 124.8

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


  Weights From England  
Paul Butler 117.8 vs. Jonas Sultan 117.6
Peter McGrail 124.4 vs. Uriel Lopez 124.2
Sam Maxwell 138.8 vs. Alejandro Meneses 139.2
James Dickens 126 vs. Andoni Gago 125.2
Rocky Fielding 175.4 vs. Timo Laine 171.4
Will Cawley 119.6 vs. Marius Vysniauskas 117.6
Harry Kinsella 130 vs. Christian Narvaez 131
Joe McGrail 122 vs. Mohammed Alwarith 121.6
Frankie Stringer 136 vs. Simas Volosinas ??
Steven Cairns 133 vs. Jose Hernandez 127
Blane Hyland 118 vs. Stephen Jackson 117

Venue: M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England
Promoter: Probellum


  Lester Martinez vs. Juan Villegas Headline Cinco
De Mayo Boxing Event In Las Vegas On May 5
 
Boxing returns to Las Vegas on May 5, 2022, as Reid Boxing will put on a spectacular Cinco de Mayo show, featuring two prospects putting their undefeated records on the line. Lester Martinez (11-0, 10 KOs), a power punching slugger from Guatemala City, Guatemala, will square off against Juan Abraham Villegas (17-0, 13 KOs) of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, in a 10-round super middleweight main event bout.
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  Fanlong Meng & Jean Pascal Meet In
Light Heavyweight Showdown May 20
 
The sweet science is about to experience a revolutionary change, and it all starts with two action-packed battles in the light heavyweight and featherweight divisions.

ProBox TV, the first and only global sports streaming and media company dedicated exclusively to the sport of professional boxing, will host its first live broadcast on May 20 as IBF No. 1 Contender Fanlong Meng (17-0, 10 KOs) and former two-time world champion Jean Pascal (35-6-1, 20 KOs) meet in a 12-round clash for a top spot in the 175-pound division.
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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

  Joel Diaz Jr. vs. Mercito Gesta Workout Quotes  
Palmdale’s Joel Diaz, Jr. (26-2, 22 KOs) and San Diego’s Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (32-3-3, 17 KOs) hosted a media workout today ahead of their 10-round lightweight fight on Thursday, April 21st at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA. Also in attendance was undefeated prospect Manuel Flores (11-0, 8 KOs) of Coachella, CA, who is set to face the veteran Victor Ruiz (23-12, 16 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in an 8-round super bantamweight fight.
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  Jermell Charlo Roundtable Quotes  
Unified WBC, WBA and IBF Super Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo and unbeaten, two-time super middleweight world champion David Benavídez held court in the same ballroom and answered questions from media about their upcoming fights on SHOWTIME during separate media roundtables inside the Live! By Loews Hotel from Arlington, Texas. Sitting to their right was Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc., who offered his thoughts during an intriguing and wide-ranging discussion involving two of the most talented fighters today.
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  On June 23 EOTTM Will Celebrate
The National Holiday With A Bang
 
To launch Québec’s Fête Nationale with a bang, Eye of the Tiger will feature its next event on Thursday, June 23, with an exciting evening of boxing filled with fireworks at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal. Erik Bazinyan (27-0, 21 KOs), Artem Oganesyan (13-0, 11 KOs), and Yves Ulysse Jr. (20-2, 11 KOs) will fill the ring with dynamite performances, while Steven Butler (29-3-1, 25 KOs) will confront the middleweight USNBC champion of the WBC, Brandon Brewer (25-1-2, 11 KOs). To enhance this fight, the winner of this duel will have the chance to win the NABF middleweight title which will then be on the line. This event will be simulcast on Punching Grace as of 7:00 pm.
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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.

  No Whyte, No Problem:
Tyson Fury Entertains At Open Workout
 
WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight world champion Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury is comfortable as a solo artist. After Dillian Whyte did not show up to Tuesday's open workout in London, Fury thrilled the home fans on his own. Fury, who will battle Whyte on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday at Wembley Stadium (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT), turned southpaw and went through the fight week paces with his head trainer, SugarHill Steward.
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  Tevin Farmer & Mickey Bey Clash May 21 In Africa  
It’s official, former world champions Mickey Bey (23-3-1, 11 KOs) and Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs) will square off in a historic fight on May 21, 2022, from the Accra Sports Center in Ghana, Africa. Bey vs. Farmer, at 10-round lightweight bout, will air live on PPV.
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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.

  360 Promotions Announces Full Card For Hollywood Fight Nights On May 12 At The Quiet Cannon  
Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions has announced a full card of fights for the highly anticipated return on Thursday, May 12 of its acclaimed Hollywood Fight Nights series at the Quiet Cannon – Montebello Country Club.

The event headlined by Top, Undefeated Irish Rising Star Callum Walsh, (2-0, 2 KOs) of Riverside, CA will be broadcast live globally on UFC Fight Pass.
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  Saturday Night's RDR Promotions Card
At The 2300 Arena Postponed
 
Due to unforeseen reasons, this Saturday night's RDR Promotions card at the 2300 Arena has been Postponed.

Fans who purchased tickets should seek refunds at the point of purchase.

RDR Promotions will be back at the 2300 Arena on Friday night, June 24th. Details of the event will be announced shortly.


  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.

  Errol Spence Jr. Pounds Yordenis Ugás For Tenth-Round Stoppage In Welterweight Title Unification  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

The Big Fish successfully navigated treacherous waters on Saturday night to pick up a third welterweight title. IBF and WBC welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. showed his greatness against WBA champion Yordenis Ugás, battling back from early adversity to stop Ugás in the tenth round on SHOWTIME PPV live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event before an announced crowd of 39,946. Click HERE to watch the Spence victory announcement.
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  Eimantas Stanionis Bullies Radzhab Butaev In Split Decision Win To Capture WBA Welterweight Title  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME
Eimantas Stanionis moved a step closer to establishing himself as one of the sport’s best welterweights with an action-filled split decision win against the rugged Radzhab Butaev, lifting his WBA title in the main event of a special edition of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING that preceded the four-fight Spence vs. Ugas SHOWTIME PPV® from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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  Ruben Villa Scores Knockout
Against Garcia In Comeback Fight
 
The Big Fish successfully navigated treacherous waters on Saturday night to pick up a third welterweight title. IBF and WBC welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. showed his greatness against WBA champion Yordenis Ugás, battling back from early adversity to stop Ugás in the tenth round on SHOWTIME PPV live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event before an announced crowd of 39,946. Click HERE to watch the Spence victory announcement.
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  On This Day: April 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, New York, New York,:
John Ruiz TKO'd Fres Oquendo in the 11th round - WBA Heavyweight Title.
Chris Byrd and Andrew Golota fought to a 12 round DRAW - IBF Heavyweight Title.
Wayne Braithwaite won a 12 round UD over Louis Azille - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Los Angeles, California:
Jose Navarro won a 12 round UD over Jorge Luis Gonzalez - IBA Continental Super Flyweight Title.
Mike Anchondo TKO'd Roque Cassiani in the 10th round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade KO'd Errol Banner in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1999, Sassari, Italy:
Jorge Arce TKO'd Salvatore Fanni in the 6th round - WBO Light Flyweight Title.
Indio, California, USA:
Shane Mosley TKO'd John Brown in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Angel Manfredy won a 10 round UD over Ivan Robinson - Non Title.
1998, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Cesar Leon in the 8th round - Mexican Featherweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut, USA:
Ben Tackie KO'd Edwin Santana in the 10th round - Vacant IBA Americas Lightweight Title.
Wayne McCullough won a 10 round UD over Antonio Salas - Non Title.

  Weights From Arlington, TX - SHOWTIME  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Errol Spence Jr. 146.25 vs. Yordenis Ugas 146.75
(WBC, WBA, IBF Welterweight Titles)

Isaac Cruz 136.5 vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa 134.5
Jose Valenzuela 138.75 vs. Francisco Vargas 134.5
Cody Crowley 144.4 vs. Josesito Lopez 146.5

Radzhab Butaev 146.5 vs. Eimantas Stanionis 146.5
(WBA Regular Welterweight Title)

Brandun Lee 142.5 vs. Zachary Ochoa 141.25

Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Former World Champion Angel Acosta & Janel Rivera To Headline May 12 At Fantasy Springs On DAZN  
Former World Champion and fan favorite Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta (22-3-1, 21 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will headline the second Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on May 12. Acosta will face his fellow countryman, Janel Rivera (18-8-3, 11 KOs) of Matani, Puerto Rico, in a 10-round super flyweight fight. The fight will be streamed live, exclusively on DAZN worldwide, starting at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET.
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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.

  Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas
Final Press Conference
 
Unified WBC and IBF champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and WBA champion Yordenis Ugás faced off at a final press conference on Thursday, two days before they meet in a welterweight title unification clash live on SHOWTIME PPV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT this Saturday, April 16 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Andres Cortes Returns April 30 In
Las Vegas Seeks 3rd Consecutive KO
 
Undefeated super featherweight, Andres Cortes (16-0, 9 KOs), who recently signed a multiyear promotional with Top Rank Inc., will return to action on April 30th, against Alexis del Bosque (18-5-1, 9 KOs), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cortes vs. Bosque will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+.
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  Weights From Manchester  
Conor Benn 146.5 vs. Chris van Heerden 145.8
Chris Billam-Smith 199.5 vs. Tommy McCarthy 199.5
Alycia Baumgardner 129.4 vs. Soledad Matthysse 133.6
Jack Cullen 171.7 vs. Vladimir Belujsky 172.7
Campbell Hatton ?? vs. Ezequiel Gregores ??
Cyrus Pattinson 148.8 vs. Alexey Tukhtarov 152.1
Jordan Thompson 197 vs. Mariano Angel Gudino 199.9
Thomas Whittaker Hart 175.3 vs. Ben Ridings 174.1
Luke Evans 140.7 vs. Miguel Cesario Antin 141.3
James Metcalf 163.2 vs. Evgenii Vazem 159.2

Venue: AO Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Detroit, MI  
Mike Balogun 233 vs. Sergio Ramirez Marin 212
Ja’Rico O’Quinn 116.25 vs. Jobert Alvarez 120
Michael Pirotton-Bamogo 230 vs. Jonathan Gruber 227
Joshafat Ortiz 130.5 vs. Derrick Murray 131
Sean Brewer 127 vs. Dominique Williams 131.25

Venue: Garden Theater, Detroit, MI
Promoter: DeBella Entertainment


  Weights From Ontario, Ca  
Ruben Villa 126.4 vs Horacio Garcia 126.7
Richard Brewart Jr. 161.8 vs Antonio Duarte 161.3
Pedro Valencia 137.8 vs Edgar Palacios 136.6
Esteban Munoz 145 vs Kenny Williams 148.1
Nelson Oliva 157 vs. Manuel Martinez 158
Alejandro Barajas 117.4 vs. Ulises Rosales 117.8

Venue: Doubletree Hotel Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Weights From London  
Gavin Gwynne 134.5 vs. Luke Willis 134.8
(British & Commonwealth Lightweight Titles)
Sam Gilley 153.8 vs. Drew Brown 154
Pierce O’Leary 141.9 vs. Nathan Augustine 138.7
Nina Hughes 122.4 vs. Bec Connolly 121.9
Elliot Whale 153.3 vs. Fernando Valencia 156.6
Sultan Zaurbek 131.9 vs. Nicolas Nahuel Botelli 130.8
Carl Fail 156.7 vs. Victor Garcia 156.7
Jimmy Croxson vs. Fonz Alexander ??
Paul Ryan 157.2 vs. Gabor Gorbics 159.3

Venue: York Hall in London
Promoter: MTK Global


  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).

  Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas
Media Workout Quotes
 
Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. said he was focused on scoring a knockout against Yordenis Ugas during a public media workout on Wednesday as Spence vs. Ugas fight week events officially kicked off with an outdoor session for fighters competing this Saturday, April 16 live on SHOWTIME PPV from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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  Andy Ruiz vs. Tyrone Spong On PPV July 16  
Following up on their Just Released Massive Schedule of Extraordinary Events in 2022, Triller Fight Club has announced a Mega-Heavyweight Clash between Former Unified Heavyweight World Champion Andy ‘The Destroyer’ Ruiz Jr., (34-2, 22 KOs), of Imperial, CA and Top Rated and Undefeated Contender Tyrone ‘King of the Ring’ Spong, (14-0, 13 KOs) of Paramaribo, Suriname set for Saturday, July 16 and emanating from the historic Plaza de Toros in Mexico City, Mexico.
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  Horacio Garcia Training Camp Notes  
Upset minded featherweight, Horacio Garcia (35-5-1, 25 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico, will looking derail Thompson Boxing’s featherweight contender Ruben “Drac” Villa (18-1, 5 KOs), who is co-promoted with Banner Promotions. Villa vs. Garcia, a 10-round bout, will headline Thompson Boxing’s “Path To Glory” event on Friday, April 15, 2022.
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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.

  Top Rank On ESPN Presents Clash Of
Heavyweight Titans: Fury vs. Whyte
 
Top Rank on ESPN will be at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 23 to capture the all-English heavyweight battle between WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and WBC interim titleholder Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte.
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  New York State Boxing Hall Of Fame
Class Of 2021 Stacked
 
The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) stacked Class of 2121 will be honored Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), May 1, at the 10th NYSBHOF induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include Brooklyn WBO Heavyweight World Champions Jamaica’s Michael Bentt (11-2, 6 KOs), also a 4-time New York Golden Gloves gold medalist, and Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs); Albany’s 3-time World light middleweight titlist Verno Phillips (42-11-1, 2 KOs), WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Donny “Golden Boy” Lalonde (42-11-1, 21 KOs), Staten Island’s WBC World Light Heavyweight Champion Johnny “The Heat” Verderosa (41-5-1, 33 KOs), Mount Vernon’s 2-time World title challenger and No. 1 ranked welterweight contender Larry “No Fear” Barnes (44-3-1, 17 KOs), and Brooklyn’s welterweight Johnny Turner (42-6-2, 32 KOs)
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  Van Heerden: "I Don't Rate Benn As A Boxer"  
Chris van Heerden has dismissed Conor Benn's boxing ability ahead of their 12-round Welterweight clash for the WBA Continental Title this Saturday April 16 at the AO Arena in Manchester, shown live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia), labelling the 25-year-old an "emotional, angry fighter".
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  Ruben Villa Training Camp Quotes  
Thompson Boxing’s featherweight world title contender, Ruben “Drac” Villa (18-1, 5 KOs), who is co-promoted with Banner Promotions, has wrapped up training camp in Salinas, California for his fight, Friday, April 15, 2022, as he battles tough veteran Horacio Garcia (35-5-1, 25 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round main event.
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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.

  Benn: "I'll Make Van Heerden Respect Me"  
Conor Benn has warned South Africa's Chris van Heerden that he needs to be prepared for "a whole lot of firepower" when they clash over 12 rounds for the WBA Continental Welterweight Title at the AO Arena in Manchester this Saturday April 16, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia).
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  Federici Outpoints Pinchuk In Thrilling Main Event  
Championship boxing was in the limelight in Schenectady at Rivers Casino Saturday night, as SIMONE “TYSON” FEDERICI (now, 19-2-1 8KO’s) unified the WBC CA and NABA Gold Cruiserweight Titles outpointing Pittsburgh’s, LYUBOMYR “DEMOLITION MAN” PINCHUK (now, 14-3-1 8KO’s) in an absolutely thrilling main event.
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  Sam Gilley: "Defend My English Title,
Then British Title Next"
 
This week's stacked show is headlined by a British and Commonwealth lightweight title fight between Gavin Gwynne and Luke Willis and takes place at York Hall in London, and will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.
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  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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Big Boxing Weekend Thoughts:
Don’t Count GGG Out, Not Just Yet
 
By William Trillo
The general consensus going into the Gennady Golovkin vs. Ryota Murata fight was an overwhelming concern that Golovkin, who just turned 40 years old, was past his prime and was more than vulnerable facing the rugged Murata on his home turf.

In the early rounds it looked as though those concerns were valid as a nonstop body attack had Golovkin reeling. He was visibly uncomfortable. GGG was wincing and his body language was not good, he was hurt, no one could doubt that.
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  Giovani Santillan Stays Undefeated With Impressive Seventh Round Stoppage Over Jeovannis Barraza  
Giovani Santillan was almost flawless in stopping Jeovannis Barraza in round seven of their 10-round welterweight bout.

The bout took place this past Saturday from The Hanger in Costa Mesa, California and was televised live on ESPN.

Santillan, who is managed by Split-T Management, landed power punches from the outset and was on-top of Berraza from the beginning, Santillan started beating up and breaking down Barraza until the bout was stopped at 33 seconds of round seven.
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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.

  Sebastian Fundora Stops Erickson Lubin After Nine Rounds In Instant Fight Of The Year Candidate  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Top super welterweight contenders Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora and Erickson “Hammer” Lubin delivered an instant classic Saturday night, as Fundora captured the Interim WBC Super Welterweight Title via TKO after nine rounds in the SHOWTIME main event from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Ryan Garcia Defeats Emmanuel Tagoe  
San Antonio was treated to fireworks at the Alamodome today when the undefeated boxing superstar, Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, made a triumphant return to the ring against the top-rated Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe (32-2, 15KOs) of Accra, Ghana. The 12-round lightweight fight featured a strong performance from Garcia to a crowd of 14,459 as he landed an early power punch that sent Tageo to the canvas in the second round. Once both fighters found their rhythm, Garcia systematically broke down the Ghanaian boxer as he landed precise punches to the head and body. Tagoe tried his best to keep his distance using an ineffective jab. Garcia visibly hurt Tageo in the 10th round, but the Ghanaian fighter resorted to holding Garcia to prevent further punishment. Ultimately, the judges ruled in Garcia’s favor with scores of 119-108, 118-109, 119-108 for a victory by unanimous decision.
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  Unified Champion Mikaela Mayer Defeats
Jennifer Han In Homecoming Title Defense
 
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Mikaela Mayer grew up in Southern California and then left to pursue a boxing career. After an Olympic berth, nearly five years as an unbeaten pro and a pair of world titles, Mayer finally authored her triumphant championship homecoming.

Mayer bested former world champion Jennifer Han by unanimous decision (100-90 2x and 99-91) to retain her WBO and IBF junior lightweight world titles Saturday evening at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California.
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  Damian Sosa Defends WBO Latino Championship With Knockout Victory Over Jesus Vega  
Mexican contender Damian “Samurai” Sosa (20-1, 11 KOs) defended his WBO Latino Super Welterweight Championship with an impressive knockout victory against Jesus “Ingeniero” Vega (22-3-1, 13 KOs) of Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico in the main event of a Toscano Boxing Promotions show Friday night at Zonkeys Auditorium in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and live on FITE.TV Pay-Per-View.
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  On This Day: April 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, M.E.N. Arena, England:
In Jin Chi KO'd Michael Brodie in the 7th round - Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
Jamie Moore TKO'd Adam Katumwa in the 5th round -  Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Middleweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Cory Spinks won a 12 round UD over Zab Judah - WBC, WBA, IBF Welterweight Title.
Lakva Sim TKO'd Miguel Callist in the 5th round - Vacant WBA Lightweight Title.
Mohammad Abdulaev TKO'd Jesse Feliciano in the 8th round - WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Lamon Brewster TKO'd Wladimir Klitschko in the 5th round - Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
1999, Barranquilla, Colombia:
Irene Pacheco KO'd Luis Coronado in the 9th round - Vacant IBF Flyweight Title.
Jose Garcia won a 12 round SD over Noel Arambulet - WBA Fedelatin Minimumweight Title.
Manchester, M.E.N. Arena, England:
Naseem Hamed TKO'd Paul Ingle in the 11th round - WBO Featherweight Title.
Thomas Hearns won a 12 round UD over Nate Miller - Vacant IBO Cruiserweight Title.

  Golovkin Unifies WBA & IBF Middleweight Titles
With 9th Round Stoppage Over Murata
 
Gennady Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KO's) unified the WBA and IBF Middleweight Titles by stopping Ryota Murata (16-3, 13 KO's) in the 9th round in Saitama, Japan. Murata, who held the WBA Title, gave Golovkin a hard time early, hurting him to the body in the 2nd round. In round 3 both men started going to war in a back-and-forth fight. Golovkin withstood the best Murata had to offer and began to take control in the 4th. By round 6 Golovkin was walking Murata down and to the ropes. Murata offered minimal in return, holding his gloves high to protect his head. Golovkin rarely went to the body, but head-hunting was enough as Murata was turned around and downed from a quick right hand in the 9th round. Murata's corner had seen enough and threw in the towel to prevent their fighter from taking further punishment. Final time was 2:11.

  Weights From San Antonio - DAZN  
Ryan Garcia 138.8 vs. Emmanuel Tagoe 138.2
Gabe Rosado 167.8 vs. Shane Mosley Jr. 167
Marlon Esparza 111.4 vs. Naoko Fujioka 111.6
Azat Hovhannisyan 124.2 vs. Dagoberto Aguero 122.8

Venue: The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Las Vegas - SHOWTIME  
Erickson Lubin 153.2 vs. Sebastian Fundora 152.8
Sergio García 152.6 vs. Tony Harrison 153.4
Kevin Salgado 154.2 vs. Bryant Perrella 153.4

Venue: The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Promoter: TGB Promotions/Sampson Boxing


  Weights From Costa Mesa, Ca. - ESPN  
Mikaela Mayer 129.8 vs. Jennifer Han 128.8
(WBO/IBF Female Junior Lightweight Titles)
Giovani Santillan 147.4 vs. Jeovanis Barraza 148.6
Andrew Moloney 115.8 vs. Gilberto Mendoza 113.4
Floyd Diaz 122 vs. Blake Quintana 120.6
Duke Ragan 126.6 vs. Diuhl Olguin 125.6
Jason Moloney 119.4 vs. Francisco Javier Pedroza 119.8
Virginia Fuchs 109.8 vs. Randee Lynn Morales 110.6
Luis Alberto Lopez 128 vs. Raul Chirino 128.8
Lindolfo Delgado 142.6 vs. Gustavo David Vittori 145.2

Venue: The Hangar OC County Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, Calif
Promoter: Top Rank


  Unified Super Bantamweight World Champion Stephen Fulton Jr. Takes On Former Unified Champion Danny Roman June 4 In Minneapolis  
Unified WBC and WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Stephen Fulton Jr. will battle former unified champion Danny Roman in a matchup between two of the sport’s most consistently crowd-pleasing fighters headlining action live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, June 4 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Armory in Minneapolis.
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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.

  Weights From Japan - DAZN  
WBA/IBF middleweight unification bout
Ryota Murata 160 vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 160

WBO flyweight title bout
Junto Nakatani 111.75 vs. Ryota Yamauchi 112

WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title bout
Shuichiro Yoshino 134.5 vs. Masayuki Ito 135


  Erickson Lubin vs. Sebastian Fundora
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Top super welterweight contenders Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora squared off at the final press conference Thursday before they meet for the Interim WBC Super Welterweight Title this Saturday, April 9 live on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton.
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  Unified Champ Mikaela Mayer Ready
For Former Champ Jennifer Han
 
WBO/IBF junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer, the Southern California native who is now one of the sport's top pound-for-pound talents, is ready for her home region title defense.

Mayer will defend her belts against former featherweight world champion Jennifer Han on Saturday evening at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California (ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
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  Luis Torres Expecting Tough Fight vs. Irving Castillo In WCBS Lightweight Tournament Final June 2  
“WCBS 4-Man Lightweight Tournament” favorite and hometown hero, Luis “Koreano” Torres (15-0, 10 KOs), is preparing for a very tough fight with Irving “Poderoso” Castillo (12-2, 8 KOs) in the June 2nd championship final for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino Lightweight Championship.
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  Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero
Press Conference Quotes
 
Five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis, boxing’s hottest attraction, and unbeaten No. 1-ranked contender and mandatory challenger Rolando Romero went face to face and chest-to-chest at a hot-tempered press conference on Thursday to preview their volatile matchup for Davis’s WBA Lightweight Title taking place Saturday, May 28 on SHOWTIME PPV from Barclays Center in Brooklyn headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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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.

  Five-Time World Champion Gervonta Davis To Defend WBA Lightweight Title Against Unbeaten Contender Rolando Romero At Barclays Center May 28  
Big-time boxing returns to Barclays Center in Brooklyn as five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis, boxing’s hottest young attraction, defends his lightweight title against unbeaten No. 1-ranked contender and mandatory challenger Rolando Romero on Saturday, May 28 headlining a SHOWTIME PPV in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Zab Judah & Errol Spence Jr.
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Boxing legend Zab Judah joined WBC and IBF World Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. for a virtual press conference Wednesday as the fighters discussed the undisputed championship and previewed Spence’s upcoming welterweight championship unification clash against WBA World Champion Yordenis Ugas taking place Saturday, April 16 live on SHOWTIME PPV from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Garcia vs. Tagoe Media Workout Quotes  
Fighters featured on the DAZN broadcast on April 9th, treated San Antonio boxing fans to a show as they each showed off their boxing skills during their media workout today. The event was streamed live on YouTube, hosted by Golden Boy Fight Night's Beto Duran. Fighters featured at today's event included the main event, Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, who makes his grand return to the ring in a 12-round lightweight battle against the top-rated Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe (32-1, 15KOs) of Accra, Ghana.
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  Las Vegas Native Nico Ali Walsh Makes Hometown Debut On Oscar Valdez vs. Shakur Stevenson Apr. 30  
Las Vegas native Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of “The Greatest,” hopes to make a statement for the hometown fans. Ali Walsh will fight Denver’s Alejandro Ibarra in a four-round middleweight attraction Saturday, April 30, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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  Undefeated Swedish Middleweight Prospect
Shady Gamhour Returns Apr. 29 To Las Vegas
 
Undefeated Swedish middleweight prospect Shady Gamhour (12-0, 9 KOs) returns to Las Vegas to fight there for the first time since 2018, April 29th on the “Sons of Legends” card, presented by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing in association with Ares Entertainment, in The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

The main event is a 10-round match for the vacant WBC USNBC heavyweight title between Kenzie “TCB” Morrison (19-02,2, 17 KOs) and Hasim “Gold Blooded” Rahman (12-0, 6 KOs), respectively, the sons of past World Heavyweight Champions Tommy “The Duke” Morrison and Hasim Rahman.
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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.

  Giyasov & Gomez Clash On
Canelo vs. Bivol May 7 Undercard
 
Shakhram Giyasov and Christian Gomez will clash for the IBF North American Welterweight title on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday May 7, live on DAZN, excluding Latin America and Mexico. In the U.S. & Canada, the event will be offered exclusively on DAZN Pay-Per View (PPV).
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  World Champion Eleider Alvarez Returning
To Ring As Cruiserweight May 5 In Montreal
 
Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) held a virtual press conference this morning in Montreal to announce the next installment of its popular “Boxing Series,” co-promoted by GYM and Probellum, presented by Mise-O-Jeu, on Thursday evening, May 5th, at the Cabaret of Montréal Casino.

Former world light heavyweight champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (25-2, 13 KOs) will return to the ring for the first time in nearly two years but this time as a cruiserweight. He will fight in an 8-round bout against an opponent to be announced this week.
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  Fury vs. Whyte Undercard Revealed As Capacity Increase Confirmed For Wembley Stadium April 23  
The undercard for Tyson Fury's WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine Heavyweight Championship of the World collision with challenger Dillian Whyte on Saturday, April 23 is now in place, headed up by a return to the ring for the British junior lightweight champion, Anthony “The Apache” Cacace.

Additionally, it has been confirmed that 4,000 additional tickets now set to go on sale tomorrow making Fury-Whyte the record-breaking sporting event to be held at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.
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  Successful Weekend For DiBella Quintet  
On the heels of the major announcement that George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney will meet in a unification showdown for the undisputed lightweight world championship later this year, DiBella Entertainment’s roster picked up five wins this past weekend across the globe.
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  Sebastian Fundora Training Camp Quotes  
Unbeaten 154-pound contender Sebastián “The Towering Inferno” Fundora talks about reaching his peak as a fighter heading into his anticipated clash against Erickson “Hammer” Lubin as the two rising stars meet for the Interim WBC Super Welterweight Title headlining live on SHOWTIME Saturday, April 9 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton.
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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.

  Felix Trinidad & Yordenis Ugas
Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Boxing legend Felix “Tito” Trinidad joined WBA Welterweight World Champion Yordenis Ugas for a virtual press conference Monday as the fighters discussed their journeys to boxing glory and previewed Ugas’ upcoming welterweight championship unification clash against WBC and IBF champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. taking place Saturday, April 16 live on SHOWTIME PPV from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Heavyweight Contender Jerry Forrest Steps In To Face Two-time World Title Challenger Kubrat Pulev  
Triller Fight Club has announced that heavyweight contender Jerry ‘The Slugger’ Forrest, (26-4-2, 20 KOs), of Newport News, VA will now face two-time world title challenger Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev (28-2 14 KOs), over ten rounds at the ‘Lineage of Greatness’ event set for Saturday, May 14 at the Forum in Los Angeles. The hard-throwing southpaw, Forrest, replaces Andrey Fedesov who was previously scheduled to face Pulev.

Forrest returns to battle following a hotly contested split-decision draw against top-rated heavyweight contender Michael Hunter on December 2, 2021 at the Hammerstein Ballroom


  Sam Maxwell Lands IBO World Title
Shot At Probellum Liverpool Event
 
Sam Maxwell hopes to walk in the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton by winning the IBO super-lightweight world title later this month.

The 33-year-old faces Alejandro Meneses at Probellum Liverpool on April 22 on a massive night of world championship boxing in one of Britain’s boxing hotbeds.
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  Christian Carto Back In Action Against Ernesto Sebastian Franzolini On April 29 At The 2300 Arena  
Popular Philadelphia bantamweight Christian Carto will headline a King's Promotions event on Friday night, April 29th when he takes on Ernesto Sebastian Franzolini in an eight-round bout at The 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

Carto of Philadelphia is 18-1 with 12 knockouts. The 25 year-old Carto is a six-year professional. Carto, who brings a large and enthusiastic fan base, has wins over Alonso Melendez (14-1) and James Smith (12-1). In his last bout, Carto returned to the ring after a two-and-a-half year hiatus with a first round stoppage over Yeison Vargas on September 10, 2021 at The 2300 Arena.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Q & A With Gabriel Rosado
 
By William Trillo
This Saturday April 9 from The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on The Golden Boy card streamed on DAZN, Super Middleweight Gabriel Rosado (26-14-1, 15 KO’s) will face Shane Mosley Jr. (17-4, 10 KO’s). Riding on a wave of exciting performances Rosado is ready to prove he is still a viable contender. Recently Rosado has been in a Fight of the Year type fight versus Jaime Munguia as well as a KO of the Year performance against the then undefeated Bektemir Melikuziev. We had a chance to speak with Rosado about his upcoming fights as well as his plans for the future. Check out what Gabe had to say.
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  All Star Boxing’s Knockout Show:
Manuelian & Mondragon Get KO Wins
 
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

Battle of the Rising Stars was on full display at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California this past Saturday night. Ed Holmes All Star Promotions presented eight professional boxing matches which delighted fans for the intensity of every bout, which ended in knockout or stoppage.

In the main event of the evening, hot prospect Armand Manuelian (3-0, 3 KO’s) punished Mario Aguirre (3-16-1, 2 KO’s) to earn his 3rd win in as many fights. The undefeated Manuelian caught Aguirre with a devastating left hook at the end of round one that sent Aguirre reeling to the canvas. The bell saved Aguirre and he recovered on his stool.
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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.

  DeLeon Destroys Herrera In Triumphant Return
To The Ring At Detroit Brawl In Dearborn, MI
 
Detroit’s undefeated lightweight Erick DeLeon (20-0-1, 12 KOs) made a highly impressive return to the ring tonight (April 2, 2022) against Barranquilla, Colombia’s Hevinson Herrera (27-20-1, 21 KOs).

Fighting in the main event of Salita Promotions’ Detroit Brawl event in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MI, DeLeon took about a minute to size up the South American before moving in with a blistering two-fisted assault that left Herrera down for the count at 2:48 of round one.
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  On This Day: April 3  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Dennis Holbaek Pederson in the 6th round to retain the WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Michael Stewart to win the IBF Light Welterweight (Interim) Title.
Bremen, Germany:
Daruisz Michalczweski TKO'd Muslim Biarslanov in the 7th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
1998, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO'd Remigio Daniel Molina in the 6th round to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
Bayom, Puerto Rico:
Felix Trinidad KO'd Mahenge Zulu in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
Frankie Liles won a 12 round UD over Andrej Shlalikov to retain the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Freddy Norwood won a 12 round UD over Antonio Cermeno to win the Vacant WBA Featherweight Title.
Jorge Eliecer Julio TKO'd Daniel Jimenez in the 9th round to retain the WBO Bantamweight Title.

  All Star Boxing Returns To So. Cal  
By William Trillo
After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, promoter Ed Holmes is bringing back his long time "Battle Of The Rising Stars" promotion to the Los Angeles area tonight, April 2nd, at The Commerce Casino. The local fights were a staple in So Cal for 20 years before it was hit with the shutdown. Now back and ready to go Holmes promises a full night of action packed boxing in what is expected to be a full house.
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  Weights From Dearborn, MI  
Erick DeLeon 148.6 vs. Hevinson Herrera 142.8
Ali Izmailov 176.4 vs. Abraham Tebes 181.8
David Alaverdian 114.2 vs. Jeno Tonte 114
Joshua James Pagan TBA vs. Dejuan Marquise RobinsonTBA
Timur Kerefov 161.4 vs. Cleotis Pendarvis 164.4
Brandon Moore 235.6 vs. Curtis Harper 271.6

Venue: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI
Promoter: Salita Promotions


  German Stars Radovan & Hammer
Headline In Cologne On April 30
 
Two of Germany’s biggest boxing stars, the world ranked Denis Radovan (15-0-1, 7 KOs) and former two-weight World Champion Christina Hammer (27-1, 13 KOs) will headline a huge night of action at the Sartory-Saal in Cologne on Saturday April 30 promoted by Wasserman Boxing and Probellum.

Radovan, who sits at #4 in the IBF World Middleweight rankings, can continue his push for world glory when he fights for the first time in his hometown of Cologne. The 29-year-old returns following a successful defence of his IBF European Title against British challenger Brian Rose on December 3, 2021.
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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.

  Lightweight Champions George Kambosos Jr. & Devin Haney Set To Battle For The Undisputed
World Title In Melbourne, Australia On June 4
 
The Emperor, and his new belts, are coming home.

Australia’s “Ferocious” George Kambosos Jr., the WBO/WBA/IBF/WBC Franchise/Ring Magazine lightweight world champion, will battle WBC world champion Devin “The Dream” Haney for Melbourne Supremacy and the undisputed championship Saturday, June 4, at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Kambosos-Haney will be broadcast in prime time, live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+.
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  Weights From Rosemont, Illinois  
Jimmy Quiter 170.5 vs. Miraday Lubanzadio 170
Joe Ward 174 vs. Oscar Riojas 172
Daniel Buenaventura 135 vs. Yamin Muhammad 133.5
Dawid Bosak 164.5 vs. Turner Williams 172
Jorge Perez 133.5 vs. Don Stewart 133.5
Deontae Pettigrew 291 vs. Kaleb Slaughter 256
Sarah French 146 vs. Deborah Willies 147
Javier Rivera 115 vs. TBA

Venue: The Dome at The Ballpark in Rosemont, Illinois
Promoter: Hitz Boxing:


  Errol Spence Jr. Dallas Media Workout Quotes  
Unified WBC and IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr., a Desoto, Texas-native, declared that he is “on point” physically during a media workout in Dallas on Thursday ahead of his 147-pound title unification clash against WBA Welterweight World Champion Yordenis Ugas taking place Saturday, April 16 live on SHOWTIME PPV in a Premier Boxing Champions event from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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  Yuliahn Luna vs. Mayeli Flores Bantamweight World Title Bout Headlines Mexico Fight Night On ESPN+  
WBC female bantamweight world champion Yuliahn "Cobrita" Luna will make her first world title defense against undefeated contender Mayeli Flores this Saturday, April 2 at BUAP Arena in Puebla, Mexico.

Luna (22-3-1, 4 KOs) had a brief run as IBF junior featherweight world champion from 2014-2015 and ultimately settled at bantamweight, where she received a shot at long-reigning champion Mariana Juarez in October 2020. She defeated Juarez in dominant fashion and then notched a pair of one-sided wins in non-title bouts in 2021. Flores (8-0-1, 3 KOs) has won four straight bouts since the lone draw on her ledger.
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  Erickson Lubin Training Camp Quotes  
Top super welterweight contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin will look to “rewrite history” and move one step closer to becoming a world champion when he faces undefeated Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora in their eagerly-anticipated showdown for the WBC Super Welterweight Interim Title on Saturday, April 9 live on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton.
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  Balogun & Jos Ortiz Headline Broadway Boxing
At Garden Theater, Detroit, Mi. On April 15
 
DiBella Entertainment’s acclaimed Broadway Boxing series makes its debut in the Motor City on Friday, April 15, at Garden Theater in Detroit. The event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Lee Baxter Promotions, presented by Nissan of Queens, will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports, starting at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT.
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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.

  Yordenis Ugás Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes  
WBA Welterweight World Champion Yordenis Ugás showed off his skills at a media workout in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as he nears his 147-pound title unification clash against WBC and IBF champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. taking place Saturday, April 16 live on SHOWTIME PPV in a Premier Boxing Champions event from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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  David Benavídez Battles David Lemieux
May 21 From Gila River Arena In Glendale, Az.
 
Unbeaten two-time world champion and Phoenix-native David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez will look to thrill the crowd in his home state for the second consecutive time when he battles former world champion David Lemieux in a 12-round showdown for the vacant Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title headlining live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño Undisputed Super Welterweight Championship Rematch On May 14  
Unified WBC, WBA and IBF World Champion Jermell Charlo and WBO World Champion Brian Castaño will meet in a rematch of one of 2021’s most significant fights as they again seek to become the first ever undisputed 154-pound champion in the four-belt era on Saturday, May 14 live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event. Charlo vs. Castaño II was previously announced to take place on March 19 but was rescheduled after Castaño suffered an arm injury in training.
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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.

  Ryan Garcia San Diego Media Workout Quotes  
Undefeated boxing sensation, Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, hosted a media workout today ahead of his scheduled match against Ghana’s Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe (32-1, 15KOs) on April 9th. The 12-round, lightweight Texas showdown will take place at San Antonio’s historic Alamodome on Saturday, April 9th, and will be streamed live worldwide on DAZN. Today, Ryan showed off for the media all the hard work he has been putting in ahead of his fight. Also, Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy and Joe Goossen were in attendance to support Ryan and talk about his return to the ring on April 9th. Below is what Ryan, Oscar and Joe had to say.
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  Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas PPV
Undercard Virtual Press Conference Quotes
 
Fighters competing on the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas SHOWTIME PPV undercard previewed their respective showdowns during a virtual press conference Tuesday before they step into the ring on Saturday, April 16 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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  Date & Venue Announced For WCBS
Tournament Championship Final
 
Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions (RJJ Boxing) and World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS) have jointly announced the date and venue for the championship final of the inaugural “WCBS 4-Man Lightweight Tournament.”

The two finalists, Luis “Koreano” Torres (15-0, 10 KOs) and Irving “Poderoso” Castillo (12-2, 8 KOs), will throw-down June 2nd in the main event at Palenque de la Expo in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico.
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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.

  Showtime Sports To Surround Spence vs. Ugas Premier Boxing Champions Event With
Best-In-Class Premium Programming
 
SHOWTIME Sports is preparing two significant programs in support of one of this year’s biggest pay-per-view events.

The network will for the first time televise a special SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING headlined by WBA Welterweight Champion Radzhab Butaev and top contender Eimantas Stanionis in a battle of unbeatens taking place immediately before the four-fight Spence vs. Ugas SHOWTIME PPV® from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and also features unbeaten rising star Brandun Lee taking on Zachary Ochoa in a super lightweight bout.
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  Ebanie Bridges Wins IBF Bantamweight World Championship Over Maria Cecilia Roman  
Ebanie Bridges won the IBF Bantamweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Maria Cecilia Roman.

The bout took place in front of a sold-out crowd at The First District Arena in Leeds, England.

Bridges, who is managed by Split-T Management under Brian Cohen and Team Empire Boxing, out worked and out hustled Roman on the inside as well as landing some good punches to the body. Bridges was effective with her uppercut and took the lead from the outset.
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  Falcao Captures NABA Gold;
Ready To Face Demetrius Andrade
 
Yamaguchi Falcao captured the NABA Gold super middleweight championship by defeating ultra-tough Argentine Damian Bonelli via ten round unanimous decision Saturday, March 26 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL.

Fighting on Bally Sports Network and Display TV as part of the EntroBox Championship Boxing Series, Falcao got off to a quick start by landing some solid shots that got Bonelli’s attention.
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  Hollywood Fight Nights Returns May 12 At
The Quiet Cannon Montebello Country Club
 
Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions returns on Thursday, May 12 as part of its acclaimed Hollywood Fight Nights series at the Quiet Cannon – Montebello Country Club.

Headlined by Top, Undefeated Irish Prospect Callum Walsh and Broadcast, Live Internationally on UFC Fight Pass, Advance Tickets are Now-On-Sale starting at $150 (VIP Ringside), $100 (Preferred Seating) and $80 (Reserved Seating), online at Hollywood Fight Nights / Seating. The Quiet Cannon – Montebello Country Club is located at 901 via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640. Doors will open on the night of the event at 5:30 p.m. PT.
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  Wise Defeats Krael In Philly Classic  
Isaiah Wise got off the deck, and was in serious trouble, but stormed back to win a six-round split decision over Cameron Krael in one of the best and most exciting bouts in recent memory. The middleweight bout, which took place on Friday night, thrilled an enthusiastic crowd at the 2300 Arena.
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  Sultan Zaurbek Faces Haithem Laamouz
On Next Month's MTK Fight Night
 
The show takes place at York Hall in London and will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV, with a British and Commonwealth lightweight title fight between Gavin Gwynne and Luke Willis serving as the main event.

Zaurbek (12-0, 8 KOs) is back after a successful 2021, winning the vacant WBO European super-featherweight title against Ronnie Clark last July, before a defence in December where he stopped Ryan Wheeler in six rounds.
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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.

 

Jeremia Nakathila RTD 6 Miguel Berchelt
Photo Gallery

Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Eduardo Baez W MD 10 Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas
Carlos Caraballo W MD 8 Luis Fernando Saaverda
Josue Vargas W UD 8 Nicolas Pablo Demario
Delante Johnson TKO 4 Sebastian Gabriel Chaves
Haven Brady TKO 4 Jose Argel
Dante Benjamin W UD 4 Kevin Johnson
Arturo Popocaand DRAW 4 Juan Hernadez Martinez
Adrian Serrano DRAW 4 Estevan Partida
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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.

  Rising Star Tim Tszyu Overcomes Early Knockdown In U.S. Debut To Defeat Terrell Gausha By Decision  
Photos: Esther Lin - SHOWTIME

Unbeaten rising star Tim Tszyu rose from an early knockdown before finding his footing and securing an impressive unanimous decision victory in his U.S. debut over U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha Saturday night live on SHOWTIME from The Armory in Minneapolis headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Jeremiah Nakathila Knocks Out Miguel Berchelt  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Jeremiah Nakathila journeyed nearly 10,000 miles from Namibia to Las Vegas, and he didn't travel all that way to play second fiddle.

Nakathila knocked out former world champion Miguel Berchelt in a stunning upset Saturday evening at Resorts World Las Vegas. The fight was stopped after six one-sided rounds. Berchelt was knocked down in the third with a jab and behind on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage (60-53 3x).
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  Salvatore Tapia Edges Emiliano Cruz,
Lester Martinez Improves To 11-0
 
In an action-packed main event that didn’t figure to go the distance, Salvatore “Chango” Tapia won an 8-round split decision over Emiliano “Letal” Cruz, headlining last night’s RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® show in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

The pro boxing event was one of the highlights of the 40th Nayarit Festival, which is celebrated between March 10 and 27, displaying the cultural identity of Nayarit like the Indigenous community, and also providing entertainment by offering regional artists at national and international events. It attracts between 20,000 and 30,000 people each day of the festival.
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  On This Day: March 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Homebush Bay, New South Wales, Australia:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Mzukisi Sikali in the 8th round - IBF, IBO Flyweight Title.
2004, Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke won a 12 round UD over Armand Krajnc - WBA, IBF Super Middleweight Title. Ottke announced his retirement after this fight.
Arthur Abraham TKO'd Branko Sobot in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Little Rock, Arkansas:
Jermain Taylor TKO'd Alex Bunema in the 7th round -  WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title.
Leavander Johnson won a 10 round UD over Roque Cassiani - Non Title.
2003, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Shannon Briggs TKO'd Marvin Hill in the 1st round - Non Title.
Julian Letterlough TKO'd Stacy Goodson in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Winky Wright KO'd Derrick Graham in the 3rd round - IBF Light Middleweight Title Eliminator
Tim Austin KO'd Sergio Aguila in the 9th round - IBF Bantamweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Manriquez Stops Zewski In 9
 
By Daniel Cloutier
TROIS-RIVIERES, Québec, Canada - In the main event of this boxing show organized by the GYM Group at the Colisée of Trois-Rivières, the Mexican super welterweight (154 pounds) Carlos Ocampo Manriquez won the WBC Americas Continental championship, beating the Canadian Mikael Zewski by TKO in the ninth round.
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  Cesar Francis Beats Mohamed Mimoune  
Panamanian contender Cesar Francis (10-0, 6 KOs) scored a 10-round unanimous decision win against Mohamed Mimoune (22-5, 3 KOs) of Toulouse, France in the main event of a ProBox Promotions show on Friday night in Plant City, Florida.

Francis, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, won with scores of 94-93, 95-92 and 95-92. The event took place at the ProBox Events Center.
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  Joel Diaz Jr. vs. Mercito Gesta Headlines
April 21 From Fantasy Springs In Indio, Ca.
 
Golden Boy returns to its home in the Coachella Valley, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA, on April 21 for an exciting matchup between Palmdale’s Joel Diaz, Jr. (26-2, 22 KOs) and San Diego’s Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (32-3-3, 17 KOs). The 10-round super lightweight event will also feature Southern California’s bright star Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (11-0-1, 10 KOs) from Glendora, CA, in an 8-round co-main lightweight bout against the experienced Jairo Lopez (27-14, 17 KOs) of Apodaca, Mexico. Also on the card, San Diego’s top prospect Jorge Chavez (1-0, 1 KOs) is scheduled for a 4-round super featherweight fight; undefeated prospect Manuel Flores (11-0, 8 KOs) of Coachella, CA, will participate in an 8-round super bantamweight fight; and Los Cabos, Mexico’s Jan Salvatierra (7-1, 3 KOs) will face an opponent to be announced in a 6-round flyweight event.
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  Weights From Minnesota - SHOWTIME  
Tim Tszyu 153.4 vs. Terrell Gausha 153.2
Michel Rivera 136.5 vs. Jospeh Adorno 136.75.
Elvis Rodriguez 141.25 vs. Juan Velasco 141.5

Venue: The Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Promoter: TGB Promotions


  Weights From Las Vegas - ESPN  
Miguel Berchelt 135 vs. Jeremia Nakathila 133.6
Jose Enrique Vivas 126.2 vs. Eduardo Baez 126.6
Carlos Caraballo 120 vs. Luis Fernando Saavedra 120 Tiger Johnson 142 vs. Sebastian Gabriel Chaves 143.2 Josue Vargas 142 vs. Nicolas Pablo Demario 141.6
Haven Brady Jr. 127 vs. Jose Argel 126.6
Dante Benjamin Jr. 173.6 vs. Kevin Johnson 174.4
Arturo Cardenas 122.4 vs. Juan Hernandez Martinez 123.6
Adrian Serrano 134.4 vs. Estevan Partida 133.6

Venue: Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From London - DAZN  
Kiko Martinez 125.4 vs. Josh Warrington 125.7
(IBF Featherweight Title)

Venue: First Direct Arena, Leeds, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  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.

  Martinez vs. Warrington II Final Press Conference  
Kiko Martinez: “I’m confident because as I said last time, I was going to become World Champion and I did it. I said I was going to beat Kid Galahad within the distance, and I did. The same will happen on Saturday, I will beat Josh Warrington within the distance. Maybe he’s too confident and doesn’t understand he’s facing Kiko Martinez.
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  Berchelt vs. Nakathila Final Press Conference  
Former WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt is all about new beginnings. After reigning at 130 pounds for more than four years, he has set his sights on conquering the lightweight division.
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  Tim Tszyu vs. Terrell Gausha Final Press Conference  
Top super welterweight contender and rising star Tim Tszyu went face-to-face with U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha at the final press conference Thursday before they meet in the main event live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, March 26 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Armory in Minneapolis.
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  Weights From Philadelphia  
Isaiah Wise 166.2 - Cameron Kreal 160.2
VeShawn Champion 148.2 - Jorge Rodrigo Sosa 148
Nimal Farmer 148 - Anthony Curtiss 143
Isaiah Seldon 159.2 - Temirlan Raimkulov 159.4
Romuel Cruz 122.6 - Fred Boston 121.4
Raekwon Butler 144.4 - Leonidas Fowlkes 143.6

Venue: 2300 Arena
Promoter RDR Promotions


  Weights From Canada  
Michael Zewski 153.8 vs. Arlos Ocampo Manríquez 153.6
Arthur Byarslanov 148.8 vs. Roberto Verdugo 148.8
Steve Bouchard 148.8 vs. Ricardo Lara 148.8
Marie-Pier Houle 143.8 vs. Valentina Keri 145
Alexis Barriere 222 vs. Marco Antonio Candeo 220.4
Spencer Wilcox 134.6 vs. Armando Lizárraga Osuna 137.2
Petar Gavrilovic 171.4 vs. Greg Weeks 171

Venue: Vidéotron Coliseum in Trois-Rivières, Canada
Promoter: Groupe Yvon Michel


  Weights From Newcastle, England  
Lewis Ritson 140 vs. Dejan Zlaticanin 139
Pat McCormack TBA vs. Justin Menzie TBA
Troy Williamson 140 vs. Mason Cartwright 139.75
Mark Dickinson 162 vs. Peter Kramer 160
Thomas Patrick Ward 129 vs. Alexis Boureima Kabore 125
Ben Rees TBA vs. Greg O’Neill TBA
Joe Laws 156 vs. Alexey Tukhtarov 153
Robert Ismay TBA vs. Christian Adjoufack TBA
Joe Maphosa 117 vs. Santiago el Eusibio 116
Stephen Sayer 190 vs. Daryl Sharp 194
Alex Farrell TBA vs. Konstantin Alexandrov TBA
Adam Cope TBA vs. Jonny Phillips TBA

Venue: Utilita Arena, Newcastle, England
Promoter: Probellum


  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.

  Weights From Mexico  
Salvatore Tapia 141 vs. Emiliano Cruz 140
Lester Martinez 173 vs. Jaime Hernández López 175
Edgar Espinosa Vargas 132 vs. Armando Ramírez Almanza 132
Héctor Pérez Cruz 125 vs. Víctor Tadeo Rodríguez 126
Marco Cota Moreno 136 vs. Jonathan Zúñiga 131

Venue: Nayarit Festival, Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Promoter: RJJ Promotions


  Ray Seitzhanov vs. Jose Macias Enriquez Battle Of Unbeaten Junior Welterweights Friday On ESPN+  
Kazakh junior welterweight prospect Ray Seitzhanov will battle fellow unbeaten Jose Macias Enriquez in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBO Youth junior welterweight belt Friday at Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Seitzhanov-Enriquez and select undercard bouts will stream live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.
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  Marlen Esparza & Naoko Fujioka Will Face Off In Historic Three World Title Showdown On April 9  
The Alamodome on April 9 will be a night full of exciting action as popular fighters make their grand return to the ring for the first time in 2022. Houston’s Marlen Esparza (11-1, 1 KOs) will take on Tokyo’s Naoko Fujioka (19-2-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round fight for three world titles, the inaugural Ring Magazine Flyweight World Championship, the first-ever in the women’s flyweight division, and the WBC and WBA Flyweight World Championships. The historic three-title showdown will be featured as part of the undercard for Ryan Garcia vs. Emmanuel Tagoe in San Antonio, Texas, live, worldwide on DAZN. Also, part of the DAZN live stream, “King” Gabriel Rosado (26-14-1, 15 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA, will face-off against Shane Mosley Jr. (17-4, 10 KOs) of Pomona, CA in a 10-round fight for the WBA Continental Americas Super Middleweight title.
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  On This Day: March 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Worley, Idaho:
Alex Bunema won a 12 round SD over Vince Phillips - WBC Continental Americas Light Middleweight Title.
Arthur Williams won a 8 round UD over Tim Shocks - Non Title.
2001, Sheffield, England:
Clinton Woods won a 10 round TD over Ali Forbes - Vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight Title.
Scott Harrison TKO'd Richie Wenton in the 4th round - Vacant British Featherweight Title.
Magdeburg, Germany:
Sven Ottke KO'd James Crawford in the 8th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Timo Hoffman won an 8 round UD over Michael Sprott - Non Title.
München, Germany:
Wladimir Klitschko TKO'd Derrick Jefferson in the 2nd round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Zoltan Lunka in the 7th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vassiliy Jirov KO'd Terry McGroom in the 1st round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Arturo Gatti in the 5th round - Non Title.

  Miguel Berchelt: I'm Sending A
Message To The Lightweight Division!"
 
This is a time of firsts for Mexican star Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt. The former WBC super featherweight world champion is now campaigning as a lightweight and will begin his quest to become a two-weight world champion Saturday against Jeremiah Nakathila in the 10-round main event at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Berchelt also moved his training camp from Mexico to Las Vegas to work with a new head trainer, Jorge Capetillo. The Nakathila bout will be his first since his title reign ended via brutal knockout at the hands of Oscar Valdez in February 2021. Berchelt (38-2, 34 KOs) made six successful defenses of the title he won in January 2017, and he hopes the Nakathila fight is the start of a fruitful lightweight campaign.
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  Buatsi vs. Richards Press Conference Quotes  
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman: “Welcome to London, a huge press conference for a fantastic fight. I say Domestic fight, but also a fight that has such huge ramifications for the world 175lbs scene.

“Joshua Buatsi, Olympic bronze medallist against Craig Richards, a man who’s won British Titles, challenged for the World Title as well. This is a kind of fight that gets me excited, this is the kind of fight that seems so obvious. Two brilliant Domestic fighters but also two world class fighters as well.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
In Front Of His Hometown Fans,
Mikael Zewski Fights For A Title
 
By William Trillo
It was almost exactly twelve years ago that I first saw Mikael Zewski (35-2, 23 KO’s) in the ring. The Canadian from Trois-Rivières, Quebec beat his unsuspecting foe into submission by round three. It was Mikael’s second professional fight. It was an impressive victory for the young fighter.

Having already traveled to Quebec twice to cover fights I kept a watchful eye on Zewski. As my good fortune would have it, I was able to cover the fighter live in multiple times in both Montreal and Las Vegas. Over the years Zewski has become a formidable fighter, a top contender and a friend.
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  Hrgović vs. Zhang Confirmed For
Canelo vs. Bivol May 7 Undercard
 
The IBF World Heavyweight Title Final Eliminator between Filip Hrgović (14-0, 12 KOs) and Zhilei Zhang (23-0-1, 18 KOs) will take place on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol undercard on May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Tiger Johnson & Carlos Caraballo Highlight
Berchelt vs. Nakathila Mar. 26 Undercard
 
Boxing’s rising stars are headed to Resorts World Las Vegas. Welterweight U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson and Puerto Rican junior featherweight contender Carlos “Purin” Caraballo will see action on the Miguel Berchelt-Jeremiah Nakathila undercard Saturday, March 26 at the Resorts World Events Center.
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  Buatsi & Richards Collide In Huge
Light Heavyweight Clash On May 21
 
Joshua Buatsi will face former World Title challenger Craig Richards in a huge all London Light-Heavyweight clash on Saturday May 21, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia).

Croydon’s Buatsi (15-0, 13 KOs) scored his tenth knockout in a row when he stopped Latvia’s Ricards Bolotniks in the eleventh round of their WBA Light-Heavyweight World Title Eliminator on the third and final week of Matchroom Fight Camp in August.
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  Damian Sosa To Defend WBO Latino Super Welterweight Title Against Jesus Vega On April 8  
Toscano Boxing Promotions returns on Friday, April 8 as WBO Latino Super Welterweight Champion Damian “Samurai” Sosa (19-1, 10 KOs) faces Jesus “Ingeniero” Vega (22-2-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round main event at Zonkeys Auditorium in Tijuana, Baja California Mexico. The event will be streamed live on Pay-Per-View via FITE.TV beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
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  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.

  Rocha Outclasses Cobbs  
By Albert Castillo
Photos: Tom Hogan - Golden Boy

From the Galen Center at the University of Southern California, Golden Boy Promotions featured an exciting night of boxing that provided great entertainment for the 8,000 plus in attendance and everyone who tuned in on DAZN TV. In the main event of the evening this highly anticipated grudge match resulted in the colorful, trash talking, Blair Cobbs (15-1-1, 10 KO’s) getting his comeuppance. Fit, ready, and determined, Alexis Rocha (19-1, 13 KO’s) provided the karma to Cobbs’ self-created drama.
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  Oleh Dovhun Takes Home Split Decision
Over Geram Eloyan In Grueling Main Event
 
A sold out Paramount was draped in Ukrainian flags from the rafters to ringside as a prideful OLEH “UKRAINE PITBULL” DOVHUN (now 14-0 5KO’s) made his first defense of his NABA Super Bantamweight title against gritty Belgium bruiser GERAM ELOYAN in an absolutely grueling 10 round main event.
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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.

  Edgar Berlanga Defeats Steve Rolls  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Edgar Berlanga sold out the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden to the tune of 5,158 fans. Berlanga prevailed via 10-round unanimous decision (96-94 and 97-93 2x) over Steve Rolls in his main event debut.

It wasn't the sterling knockout Berlanga sought, but it was an important step forward for the Brooklyn native. Berlanga (19-0, 16 KOs) tore his biceps last October against Marcelo Esteban Coceres and spent the last 12 weeks training in Las Vegas.
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  Alexis Rocha Defeats Blair Cobbs Via Knockout  
Photos: Marlene Marquez

Los Angeles boxing fans were treated to a night of action at USC’s Galen Center tonight, as two top welterweight contenders, Orange County’s Alexis “Lex” Rocha (19-1, 13 KOs) and Philadelphia’s Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-1-1, 10 KOs) delivered a lively boxing event, live worldwide on DAZN. Cobbs brought “The Flair” walking out with a lucha libre inspired outfit and a luchador, paying homage to his childhood growing up in Jalisco, Mexico.
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  Regis Prograis Secures WBC Shot After
Tyrone McKenna Stopped On Cut
 
Regis Prograis will fight for the WBC world title after Tyrone McKenna was stopped because of a nasty cut above his eye.

A blood-soaked final eliminator for the super-lightweight belt was delivering on the pre-fight hype but McKenna, who had been floored in the second round, was pulled out in the sixth round.
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  Sunny Edwards Targets Unification Bout
After Defeating Muhammad Waseem
 
Sunny Edwards retained his IBF world flyweight title and then immediately turned his attention to unifying the division.

Edwards defeated Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem after 12 rounds in Dubai with scores of 115-111, 116-110 and 115-110 from the ringside judges.
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  On This Day: March 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Victor Hugo Castro won a 10 round UD over Juan Alberto Godoy - Non Title.
Montreal, Quebec:
Lucian Bute KO'd Jean Pascal Service in the 1st Round - Non Title.
1999, Tacoma, Washington:
Ike Ibeabuchi TKO'd Chris Byrd in the 5th round - Non Title.
Kirk Johnson won a 10 round UD over Al Cole - Non Title.
1998, Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark:
Mads Larsen KO'd Bruno Godoy in the 7th round - IBO Super Middleweight Title.
Frankfurt am Main,Germany:
Dariusz Michalczewski TKO'd Andrea Magi in the 4th round - WBO Light
Heavyweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Levi Billups in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1993, Düsseldorf, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Charles Williams - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Winky Wright won an 8 round Decision over Eric Holland - Non Title.
Lopbur, Thailand:
Yuri Arbachakov TKO'd Maungchai Kittikasem in the 9th round - WBC Flyweight Title.

  Golden Boy Undercard Results From Los Angeles  
By William Trillo
Super Welterweight Alex Rincon (10-0, 7 KO’s) dropped a right hand on Luis Midyael Sanchez (9-3, 6 KO’s) that sent him crumbling to the canvas in round two. Sanchez got to his feet but a left hand from Rincon sealed the deal. Rincon took the fight by KO at the 1:44 mark of round two. In a somewhat odd sidenote Rincon collapsed in his corner after the fight but appeared to recover.
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  St. Patty’s Day Massacre:
Kilic & Walsh Annihilate Foes
 
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo

From the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California, Tom Loeffler’s, 360 Promotions put together a solid card for Hollywood Fight Nights. In the main event of the evening Super Middleweight contender Cem Kilic (16-1, 11 KO’s) destroyed Tony Hernandez (6-13-2, 4 KO’s).
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  Weights From Los Angeles - DAZN  
Alexis Rocha 146.8 vs. Blair Cobbs 145.6
Michael McKinson 146 vs. Alex Martin 147
Bektemir Melikuziev 171.6 vs. David Zegarra 172
Evan Sanchez 149.8 vs. Alejandro Munera 147.6

Venue: USC Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From NYC - ESPN  
Edgar Berlanga 167.4 vs. Steve Rolls 167.8
Xander Zayas 152.6 vs. Quincy LaVallais 152.6
John Bauza 140.2 vs. Tony Luis 140.8
Jahi Tucker 147.8 vs. Tracey McGruder 147.8
Henry Lebron 130.6 vs. Josec Ruiz 130.4
Bruce Carrington 129.8 vs. Yeuri Andujar 129.6
Armani Almestica 139.2 vs. Luis Valentin Portalatin 140.2
Kelvin Davis 143.6 vs. Phillip Carmouche 144.8

Venue: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York City
Promoter: Top Rank


  Top Super Welterweight Contenders Erickson Lubin & Sebastian Fundora Set To Meet April 9 In Las Vegas  
Top super welterweight contenders Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora will square off for the WBC Super Welterweight Interim Title headlining action live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, April 9 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton.
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  Estelle Mossely Retains World Title On Historic Night  
Estelle Mossely retained her IBO lightweight title with a split decision victory over Yanina del Carmen Lescano after an absorbing contest in Dubai.

Mossely and Lescano were making history by clashing in the first ever female world title fight to be held in the Middle East – and the fight lived up to expectations.
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  Shabaz Masoud Shines In Dubai  
Britain’s fast-rising super-bantamweight star Shabaz Masoud delivered a statement of intent by stopping Yoann Boyeux in Dubai.

The ‘Maverick’ dazzled at Probellum Evolution and bamboozled his hugely experienced French rival, forcing him to quit at the end of the second of 10 scheduled rounds.
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  Tim Tszyu Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes  
Unbeaten rising star Tim Tszyu held a media workout in Las Vegas Thursday as he nears his much anticipated U.S. debut against U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha taking place Saturday, March 26 live on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Armory in Minneapolis.

The son of Hall of Famer Kostya, Tszyu arrived stateside last Saturday from his native Australia to finish training camp in Las Vegas before heading to Minneapolis. After amassing a 20-0 record with 15 knockouts, Tszyu looks to move himself one step closer to a title shot with an emphatic victory on March 26.
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  Weights From Dubai  
Sunny Edwards 111.3 vs. Muhammad Waseem 111.7
(IBF Flyweight Title)
Regis Prograis 138.9 vs. Tyrone McKenna 139.5
Peter McGrail 125 vs. Alexandru Ionita 123
TJ Doheny 126.1 vs. Cesar Juarez 125.9
Hovhannes Bachkov 142.4 vs. Cristian Coria 142.4
Jamie King 202.8 vs. Naveen Verma 198.4
Bander Samreen 135.8 vs. Denis Bartos 134.9
Khalid Ayub 175.4 vs. Annem Sivareddy 176.4
Faizan Anwar TBA vs. Khojiakbov Qodirokhunov TBA
Fahad Al Boushi 131.8 vs. Mohamed Kashinde 132

Venue: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
Promoter: Probellum


  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.

  Rocha vs. Cobbs Final Press Conference  
Fighters on the Alexis Rocha vs. Blair Cobbs card on March 19 hosted their final press conference today at Golden Boy HQ in Downtown Los Angeles. The fights are set to take place at the University of Southern California's Galen Center and will be streamed. worldwide on DAZN. Hosted by Beto Duran, the event featured special interviews with Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins, as they each spoke highly about the fighters on the fight card. In the main event, Alexis “Lex” Rocha (18-1, 12 KOs) of Santa Ana, CA and Philadelphia’s Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KOs), who are scheduled to face off in a 10-round welterweight fight, were in attendance as they both took turns taking verbal shots against each other which ultimately culminated in a very heated face off.
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  Terrell Gausha: "We’re Going To Give Tim Tszyu
A Different Look Than He’s Ever Seen Before"
 
U.S. Olympian and super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha is confident that he’ll be spoiling the stateside debut of unbeaten rising star Tim Tszyu when they square off on Saturday, March 26 live on SHOWTIME® headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Armory in Minneapolis.

“We’ve been working on some different things for this fight,” said Gausha. “We’re going to give Tim Tszyu a different look than he’s seen before. Compared to most of the fights that everyone has seen, they’re going to see something new from me on March 26.”
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  Young Stars Edgar Berlanga & Xander Zayas Ready For ESPN & Madison Square Garden Spotlight  
Three of Puerto Rico's young stars are ready for the Madison Square Garden spotlight.

Super middleweight sensation Edgar "The Chosen One" Berlanga (18-0, 16 KOs) makes his main event debut Saturday evening in a 10-rounder versus longtime contender Steve Rolls (21-1, 12 KOs).
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  Three Sensational Undercard Matchups Highlight Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas PPV On April 16  
Three sensational matchups have been added to the SHOWTIME PPV lineup headlined by WBC and IBF world champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and WBA World Champion Yordenis Ugas squaring off in a welterweight title unification clash on Saturday, April 16 live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Weights From Melville, New York  
Oleh Dovhun 121.2 vs. Geram Eloyan 120.8
Tyrone James 153.4 vs. Jimmy Williams 154
Wendy Toussaint 155 vs. Travis Gambardella 160.8
Louis Maietta 175.4 vs. Kamron Humphrey 175.4
Isaah Flaherty 159.4 vs. Angelo Thompson 154.2

Venue: Huntington Hilton in Melville, New York
Promoter: Star Boxing


  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.

  Alexis Rocha vs. Blair Cobbs Set
As New Main Event On March 19
 
The event on March 19, will continue at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center now headlined by Orange County’s Alexis “Lex” Rocha (18-1, 12 KOs) of Santa Ana, CA against Philadelphia’s Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight fight streaming live, worldwide on DAZN. In the new co-main event of the night Michael “The Problem” McKinson (21-0, 2 KOs) of Portsmouth, GBR will now face Jesus Antonio Perez (24-3, 18 KOs) from Tijuana, Mexico in a 10-round welterweight fight. Also part of the DAZN live stream, Bektemir “Bully” Melikuziev (8-1, 6 KOs) of Indio, CA will face seasoned veteran David “La Pantera” Zegarra (34-7, 21 KOs) of Lima, Peru in a scheduled 10-round light heavyweight fight. Opening up the stream, Evan Sanchez (9-0, 6 KOs) from Parlier, CA is set for a 6-round welterweight fight against Alejandro Munera (6-6-4, 5 KOs) from Medellin, Colombia.
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  Tim Tszyu Arrives In Las Vegas
& Vows To Take Over America
 
After a long flight from Australia, WBO No. 1-ranked contender Tim Tszyu (20-0, 15 KOs) has arrived to the U.S. in preparation for his upcoming showdown with 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (22-2-1, 11 KOs). Tszyu vs. Gausha, a 12-round clash, will headline live on SHOWTIME, Saturday, March 26 from The Armory in Minneapolis in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Ruben Villa Returns Headlines Thompson
Boxing Event On April 15 In Ontario, Ca.
 
Returning after his first chance at a world title, Thompson Boxing’s featherweight contender Ruben “Drac” Villa (18-1, 5 KOs), who is co-promoted with Banner Promotions, will make his 2022 debut as he headlines Thompson Boxing’s “Path To Glory” event on Friday, April 15, 2022. Villa will square off against battle tested veteran, Horacio Garcia (35-5-1, 25 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round main event.
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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.

  Scardina & De Carolis Meet In
Huge All-Italian Clash On May 13
 
Matchroom and OPI Since 82 return to Italy and Super-Middleweights will take centre-stage with Daniele Scardina and Giovanni De Carolis meeting in a huge all-Italian showdown on Friday May 13 at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, while unbeaten 168lbs talent Ivan Zucco faces Marko Nikolic at Palazzetto dello Sport in his Verbania, Piemonte hometown on Friday April 22, live worldwide on DAZN.
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  Matchroom Returns To Spain With
Upcoming Events In Barcelona & Bilbao
 
Matchroom Boxing will return to the Palau Olímpic Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, Spain on Friday 1 April for a huge night of action topped by Sandor Martin taking on Jose Felix for the WBA International Super-Lightweight Title, live on DAZN.

Following his sensational victory over Mikey Garcia in October last year – Barcelona’s Martin (39-2, 13 KOs), is set for a homecoming event against the all-action, hard hitting Felix (39-5-1, 30 KOs). In what was arguably one of the biggest wins in Spanish boxing history, Sandor Martin will be looking to maintain momentum towards a World Title shot against the dangerous Mexican.
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  Mexican Quartet Of Undefeated Pro Boxing Prospects To Be Showcased On March 24  
Mexican boxing’s future will be on full displayed March 24th on RJJ Boxing card, showcasing an undefeated quartert of professional boxing prospects, at Palenque de la Feriz in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

Presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions (RJJ Boxing) in association with De La O Promotions, World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS) and Team Cruz Promotions, 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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  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.

  Vergil Ortiz, Jr. Pulls Out Of
Fight Against Michael Mckinson
Ortiz, Jr. Diagnosed With Rhabdomyolysis
And Is Admitted Into The Hospital
 
Unfortunately, Vergil Ortiz Jr. has had to pull out of this Saturday’s main event vs. Michael Mckinson after being diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis. Vergil is recovering well in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
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  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Golden Boy Fight Week Interview Part 2:
Alexis “Lex” Rocha
 
By William Trillo
It’s the Semi-Main event on the big Golden Boy card this Saturday in Los Angeles but Alexis Rocha (18-1, 12 KO’s) vs. Blair Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KO’s) might end up being the fight of the night. The two warriors will collide on DAZN in a matchup that has Donnybrook written all over it. We spoke to Rocha about the big night and got his thoughts as the big fight night approaches.
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  Miguel Madueño Suffers First Loss
To Jezzrel Corrales, Vows To Be Back
 
This past Saturday, lightweight contender, Miguel “El Explosivo” Madueño (27-1, 25 KOs), suffered his first loss as a professional, losing a unanimous decision to former world champion, Jezzrel Corrales (26-4, 10 KOs), in WBA lightweight title elimination bout.
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  Ricky Medina Wins By Knockout,
Inches Closer To Contender Status
 
This past Saturday, Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated featherweight prospect, Ricky “El Castigo” Medina (13-0, 7 KOs), took one step closer to contender status as he started off 2022 with a bang, stopping Armando Frausto (9-3-1, 5 KOs), ten seconds into round number eight of a scheduled eight-round main event. The fight, promoted by TMB Promotions, took place in San Antonio, Texas at The Scottish Rite Theatre.
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  Tapia Outlasts Lebron In 10-Round War  
Christian Tapia outlasted Luis Lebron via 10-round unanimous decision to capture the WBC Continental Super Featherweight title in a bout the exceeded the pre-fight hype that took place in front of a capacity crowd at Live! Event Center at Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia.
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  Mikaela Mayer Returns Home Against Jennifer Han At The Hangar In Costa Mesa April 9 On ESPN  
WBO/IBF unified junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer hasn’t fought in front of a hometown crowd in four years, but that all changes Saturday, April 9, as SoCal’s Olympic amateur star defends her titles against former world champion Jennifer Han at The Hangar at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Golden Boy Fight Week Interview Part 1:
Blair “The Flair” Cobbs
 
By William Trillo
This Saturday at The Galen Center in Los Angeles, welterweights Blair Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KO’s) and Alexis Rocha (18-1, 12 KO’s) will square off in the Semi-Main event that is sure to be a fan pleasing affair. The fight that will also be streamed on DAZN is one battle that should not be missed.

After botching the logistics of my scheduled Zoom Teleconference, we took a more traditional approach and I got to speak with Cobbs on the phone about this very interesting matchup of Golden Boy fighters.
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  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.

  Yesenia Gomez vs. Kim Clavel WBC Light Flyweight World Championship In Montreal Apr. 21  
It is now official, WBC #1 contender Kim Clavel (15-0, 3 KOs) will face WBC world champion Yesenia Gomez (19-5-3, 6 KOs), who will defend her light flyweight belt for the 5th time, on Thursday, April 21, at the Cabaret of Montréal Casino, in an event entitled, “IRRESISTIBLES”, co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel and Probellum, presented by Mise-O-Jeu.
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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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Germain Stops Angulo In The Last Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL, Canada - The Montrealer welterweight (147 pounds) Mathieu Germain improved his pro record to 20-2-0 Friday evening at the Montréal Casino, with a win by TKO in the eight and last round against the Mexican Ertiock Onzunza Angulo (8-3-0).
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  Ardreal Holmes Survives Tough Test In
Unanimous Decision Win Over Vernon Brown
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Ardreal “Bossman” Holmes fought through injury and survived a tough test in his return to the ring for the first time in 28 months scoring a unanimous 10-round decision over Vernon “Sub Zero” Brown in the main event of SHOBOX: The New Generation as part of an action-packed tripleheader on SHOWTIME Friday night at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, S.D.
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  Weights From England - DAZN  
Leigh Wood 125.5 vs. Michael Conlan 125.4
(WBA Featherweight Title)
Caoimhin Agyarko 159.25 vs. Juan Carlos Rubio 159.25
Terri Harper 133.25 vs. Yamila Belen Abellaneda 134.25
Gary Cully 134.5 vs. Miguel Vazquez 134
Sandy Ryan 144.5 vs. Erica Anabella Farias 141
Nico Leivars 120 vs. Jose Hernandez 121.25
Thomas Carty 271 vs. Michal Boloz 260
Thomas Whittaker Hart 178 vs. Ben Thomas 176.5

Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Christian Tapia 129.6 vs. Luis Lebron 130
Brandon Pizarro 142 vs. Vitor Jones 141
Dezmond Lucas 147 vs. Ryan Pino 147.2
Jan Carlos Rivera 143 vs. Michael Ogundo 141.2
Jeffrey Villanueva 118.4 vs. Juan Gutierrez 117.2
Brendan O’Callaghan 160.2 vs. Derrick Vann 162.8
Anthony Ramirez 141.2 vs. Cesar Espinel Maldonado 140.6

Venue: Live! Event Center at Live Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions


  John Bauza vs. Tony Luis Junior Welterweight
Clash To Open Berlanga vs. Rolls Mar. 19 Telecast
 
Lightweight star Keyshawn Davis, the Olympic silver medalist from Norfolk, Virginia, has a non-COVID-related virus and was forced to withdraw from his March 19 bout against Esteban Sanchez at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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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.

  Weights From Deadwood, South Dakota - ShoBox  
Ardreal Holmes 156 vs. Vernon Brown 157.25
Luis Acosta 133.5 vs. Edwin De Los Santos 133.75
Giovanni Márquez 143 vs. Nelson Morales 144.25

Venue: Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel in Deadwood, S.D.
Promoter: Holden Productions


  Weights From Bethlehem, PA  
Ryan Adams 165.6 vs. Khainell Wheeler 167,3
Kenny Robles 141 vs. Naim Nelson 139.9
Jonathan Rodriguez 119.6 vs. Jose Flores Chavez 118
James Bernadin 135.7 vs. Kevin Asmat 135.1
Julian Gonzalez 134.1 vs. Carlos Padilla 138.9
LeAnna Cruz 113.7 vs. Anyela Lopez 115.3
Quadir Albright 141.6 vs. Antonio Wattell 140.6
Thanjhae Teasley 147.4 vs. Daniel Jiles 147.5

Venue: Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  Blair Cobbs Media Workout Quotes  
Fan favorite, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KOs) of Philadelphia hosted a media workout today at the world famous WildCard Boxing Club ahead of his fight against fellow stablemate Alexis Rocha (18-1 (12 KOs) on March 19. Their 10-round welterweight fight will be the co-main event to Vergil Ortiz, Jr. vs. Michael McKinson at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Downtown Los Angeles and will be streamed live, worldwide, on DAZN.
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  Leigh Wood vs. Michael Conlan &
Undercard Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman: “As I’ve said before, almost ten years since Carl Froch’s historic victory in Nottingham Arena, we’ve been looking to bring a mega-fight back to this city for some time. 10,000 sell-out on Saturday and the atmosphere is going to be incredible, 3000-4000 Irish also in attendance for what will be a tremendous match-up.
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  From Ukraine To The US: The Oleh Dovhun Story  
Long before he was a NABA Champion, and #6 world rated (WBA) super bantamweight OLEH DOVHUN (13-0 5KO’S) was just a kid growing up in in the western Ukraine city of Stebynk. With a population of about only 20,000, Dovhun enjoyed a peaceful upbringing in his small town religious home, alongside his mom, dad and older brother. This small-town boy soon became fascinated with the sport of boxing - a journey that has led him to Long Island, New York for this upcoming title defense on March 18 on Star Boxing's renown "Rockin' Fights" series at The Paramount.
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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.

  Multiple World Champion Boxer Brian Viloria Enjoying Next Chapter Of Life As Elite Trainer  
Four-time, 2-division World champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria is enjoying the next chapter of his life, following his Hall of Fame-caliber boxing career, as an elite trainer based at Brickhouse Boxing Club in North Hollywood, California.
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  Unbeaten Rising Star Tim Tszyu Makes Much Anticipated U.S. Debut Facing U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha March 26 Live On SHOWTIME In Minneapolis  
Top super welterweight contender and rising star Tim Tszyu will make his long-awaited U.S. debut when he takes on U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in a 12-round showdown that headlines action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, March 26 from The Armory in Minneapolis in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Benn Meets Van Heerden On April 16  
Conor Benn will defend his WBA Continental Welterweight Title against South Africa’s Chris Van Heerden at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday April 16, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia).

‘The Destroyer’ (20-0, 13 KOs) secured a stunning knockout win over former World Champion Chris Algieri last time out in December, taking out the American with a brutal right hand in the fourth round of their top of the bill clash at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
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  Miguel Madueño Training Camp Quotes  
Thompson Boxing's unbeaten lightweight contender Miguel “El Explosivo” Madueño (27-0, 25 KOs) is excited for the biggest fight of his career as he faces former world champion Jezzrel Corrales (25-4, 10 KOs) in a 12-round WBA title eliminator. The main-event bout will take place this week at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama on March 12, 2022, on a “KO to Drugs” event, hosted by the WBA.
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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.

  Detroit Brawl Series Returns April 2 In Dearborn, Detroit’s Own Erick De Leon To Face Jose Martinez In Main Event  
Rolling on the exciting momentum of two sold-out events there in the past two months, Salita Promotions will return to the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MI, on Saturday April 2, 2022, for another fantastic Detroit Brawl event.
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  Alexis Rocha Media Workout  
Orange County’s rising star, Alexis “Lex” Rocha (18-1, 12 KOs) hosted a media workout today ahead of his fight against Philadelphia’s Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KOs) on March 19. The 10-round welterweight fight will be featured as the co-main event to Vergil Ortiz, Jr. vs. Michael McKinson at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Downtown Los Angeles and will be streamed live, worldwide, on DAZN. Alexis took us on tour of Downtown Santa Ana and then travelled to his gym TKO Boxing Club for a workout where he was joined by his team, his brother world title contender Ronny Rios, and the mayor of the City of Santa Ana, Vicente Sarmiento.
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  Falcao To Battle Bonelli March 26 In Orlando, FL  
Yamaguchi Falcao will meet heavy-handed Argentine Damian Bonelli for the vacant WBA NABA Gold super middleweight championship Saturday, March 26 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL.

Representing his native Brazil and currently residing in Florida, Falcao’s an outstanding 20-1-1 with 9 of his wins coming by knockout. On February 19, the skilled southpaw destroyed once-beaten Fernando Farias in less than two rounds. A 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, Falcao has his sights set on facing the world’s best 168 pound fighters if all goes as planned against Bonelli.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Pure Chocolatito & More
 
By William Trillo
Whether Julio Cesar Martinez coming into the title fight overweight was a calculated risk (see Orlando Salido vs. Vasyl Lomachenko) or just an irresponsible blunder, the fact of the matter is, it didn’t distract Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in any way, shape or form.

The fight was pure “Chocolatito” through and through. Any concerns that the fighter from Nicaragua is on the downward side of his career were laid to rest in San Diego. The future looks good for Gonzalez as big fights loom. When asked what might be next, Gonzalez deferred to the man he called his boss, that being Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn. It’s hard to imagine that Hearn is not going to take another crack at getting that Juan Francisco Estrada trilogy fired up once again. Fight fans are clamoring for that “Rubber Match” to happen, and if we are learning anything about Hearn, it is that he is getting a knack for giving the people what they want.
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  Miguel Madueno To Fight In WBA Title Elimination Bout Against Jezzrel Corrales On March 12  
Thompson Boxing's unbeaten lightweight contender, Miguel “El Explosivo” Madueño (27-0, 25 KOs), who is known for his explosive power and exciting fights, now has the chance of a lifetime as he faces former world champion Jezzrel Corrales (25-4, 10 KOs), in WBA lightweight title eliminator. The 12-round bout will take place at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama on March 12, 2022, on a “KO to Drugs” event hosted by the WBA.
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  Sold-Out Crowd Enjoys Memorable Night Of
World-Class Boxing At Detroit Brawl In Dearborn
 
Another sold-out crowd of raucous Motown boxing fans showed up for Salita Promotions’ latest Detroit Brawl event last Saturday night (March 5, 2022) and despite a controversial ending to the heavyweight main event, the successful card saw several exciting matchups go down in the Motor City.
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  Four More Big Wins For Split-T
Management In As Many Fights
 
Split-T Management fighters were impressive with four big victories over the weekend.

On Friday night, junior welterweight Rolando Vargas scored an explosive stoppage over Jerrell Hodge in Columbus, Ohio.
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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.

 

Roman Gonzalez W UD 12 Julio Cesar Martinez
Giant Photo Gallery

Photos: William Trillo

 

Inclduing:
Angel Fiero Majority Draw 10 Juan Carlos Burgos
Marc Castro W UD 6 Julio Madera
Mauricio Lara KO 3 Emilio Sanchez
Souleymane W UD 10 Roberto Valenzuela
Diego Pacheco KO 2 Genc Pilana
Skye Nicolson W UD 6 Jessica Jaurez
Anthony Herrera KO 4 Jose Toribio
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  On This Day: March 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Penrith, Australia:
Paul Briggs won a 12 round UD over Jesus Ruiz in an WBC Title Eliminator.
1998, Mexico City, Mexico:
Ricardo Lopez and Rosendo Alvarez fought to an 8 round TD. Accidental Headbutt Cut to Lopez. WBC and WBA Minimumweight Titles.
Julio Cesar Chavez and Miguel Gonzalez fought to a 12 round DRAW. Vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.
1991, Madrid, Spain:
Lindell Holmes won a 12 round SD over Antoine Byrd to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title.
1988, Sydney, Australia:
Jeff Fenech TKO'd Victor Callejas in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBC Featherweight Title.
1987, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Bonecrusher Smith to Unify the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
Azumah Nelson KO'd Mauro Gutierrez in the 6th round to Retain the WBC Featherweight Title.

  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.

  Jose Ramirez Defeats Jose Pedraza  
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

Jose Ramirez returned to the friendly Central Valley confines and got back on track. Ramirez defeated former two-weight world champion Jose Pedraza by unanimous decision (116-112 3x) Friday evening at Save Mart Center in the junior welterweight main event.
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  Weights From San Diego, Ca. - DAZN  
Roman Gonzalez 114.8 vs. Julio Cesar Martinez 116.4*
(WBC Diamond Super Flyweight Title)
*Martinez failed to make the championship limit on the second attempt, title only on the line for Gonzalez.

Mauricio Lara 126 vs. Emilio Sanchez 126
Angel Fierro 134.6 vs. Juan Carlos Burgos 134.2
Souleymane Cissokho 153.8 vs. Roberto Valenzuela Jr. 154
Diego Pacheco 170 vs. Genc Pllana 171
Marc Castro 134.8 vs. Julio Madera 134.4
Fernando Angel Molina 139.6 vs. Angel Aispuro 139.8
Skye Nicolson 129 vs. Jessica Juarez 129
Anthony Herrera 118.6 vs. Jose Toribio 118.2

Venue: Pechanga Arena, San Diego, California
Promoter: Matchroom


  Weights From MI  
Moses Johnson 259 lbs. VS. Robert Simms 260 lbs.
Winfred Harris Jr. 166.6 lbs. VS. Dashon Johnson 167.6 lbs.
Husam Al Mashhadi 156.4 lbs. vs. Devin Garrett 156.6 lbs.
Vladimir Shishkin 171 lbs. vs. Jeyson Minda 172 lbs.
Marlon Harrington 153 lbs. vs. Andres Viera 150.6 lbs.
Vernon Webber 220.2 lbs. vs. Luke Sills 213.4 lbs.
Gordie Russ II 169 lbs. vs. Jarrell Murray 170.4 lbs.

Promoter: Salita Promotions
Venue: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI


  Ukrainian KO Artist Serhii Bohachuk Returns
Home To Fight With Compatriots
 
Like so many fellow brave Ukrainians, Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (20-1, 20 KOs) has returned home in defense of his country fighting alongside his compatriots against the Russian invasion, which has forced his withdrawal from a scheduled March 25th showdown with Canadian super welterweight Mikaël Zewski (35-2, 23 KOs).
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  Briedis Heads Down Under To Defend
World Titles Against Opetaia On May 11
 
Mairis Briedis (28-1, 20 KOs) will defend his IBF and Ring Magazine World Cruiserweight Titles against undefeated mandatory challenger Jai Opetaia (21-0, 17 KOs) on Wednesday May 11 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.

Briedis captured the IBF and Ring Magazine World Titles when defeating Yuniel Dorticos in the final of the World Boxing Super Series in September 2020, becoming a three-time World Champion, and cementing his position as a pound-for-pound star and the number one Cruiserweight on the planet.
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  On This Day: March 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Leverkusen, Küppersteg, Germany:
Felix Sturm KO'd Bert Schenk in the 2nd round - WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Jose Luis Castillo TKO'd Julio Diaz in the 10th round - WBC Lightweight Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Rubin Williams in the 7th round - IBF Super Middleweight Title.
2004, Pala Casino, Pala, California:
Verno Phillips TKO'd Julio Garcia in the 1st round - Non Title.
Carlos Quintana KO'd Edwin Cassiani in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Allan Green TKO'd Laverne Clark in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Las Vegas, New Mexico:
Frankie Archuleta won a 10 round SD over Johnny Tapia - Non Title.
2003, London, Bethnal Green, England:
Howard Eastman TKO'd Gary Beardsley in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Carl Froch TKO'd Varuzhan Davtyan in the 5th round - Non Title.
2000, New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Robbie Peden won a 12 round SD over Carlos Rios - NABF Super Featherweight Title.

  Roman Gonzalez vs. Julio Cesar Martinez
Final Press Conference Quotes
 
Eddie Hearn: “Welcome to San Diego ahead of a huge night of boxing this Saturday available all around the world on DAZN. Headlined by an incredible fight in the Super-Flyweight division between the pound-for-pound legend Chocolatito and the WBC flyweight world champion Mexico’s Julio Cesar Martinez.”

“Of course, yesterday, we were here in San Diego for the press conference to announced Canelo Alvarez against Dmitry Bivol live on DAZN PPV May 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Weights From Fresno, Ca. - ESPN+  
Jose Pedraza 140 vs. Jose Ramirez 139.8
Richard Torrez Jr. 228.2 vs. Allen Melson 201.8
Joet Gonzalez 125.8 vs. Jeo Santisima 125.2
Gabriel Flores Jr. 131.6 vs. Abraham Montoya 131.8
Hector Tanajara 135 vs. Miguel Contreras 134.2
Karlos Balderas 134.2 vs. Aelio Mesquita 131.2
Javier Martinez 161.8 vs. Donte Stubbs 163
Charlie Sheehy 134.2 vs. Johnny Bernal 135
Antonio Mireles 259.4 vs. Brandon Hughes 282.4

Venue: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California
Promoter: Top Rank


  Updated ShoBox Fight Card: Ardreal Holmes
To Face Vernon Brown In March 11 Main Event
 
Undefeated super welterweight prospect Ardreal Holmes will now face once-beaten Vernon Brown in the 10-round main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, March 11 live on SHOWTIME at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT from Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel in Deadwood, S.D.
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  Detroit Brawl Series Leading Way
To Motown Boxing Renaissance
 
As he prepares for his latest Detroit Brawl event this Saturday (March 5, 2022), promoter Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions says he’s honored to be part of the exciting revival of boxing in the historic city.

Salita, who started his mission to help revive the storied fighting history of Detroit just over six years ago, will promote his 17th show in the area this weekend in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan, when Saginaw, Michigan, spoiler Robert Simms (11-3, 3 KOs) will test the mettle of undefeated New Yorker Moses “ThunderHands” Johnson (8-0, 7 KOs) in the night’s 10-round heavyweight main event.
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  On This Day: March 4  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2005, Magna Centre, Rotherham, England:
Clinton Woods TKO'd Rico Hoye in the 5th Round - Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
David Haye TKO'd Glen Kelly in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Temecula, California:
Cruz Carbajal TKO'd Jorge Lacierva in the 6th round - IBF Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Rocky Juarez TKO'd Juan Carlos Ramirez in the 1st round - Non Title.
Archak TerMeliksetian won a 6 round UD over Michael Soberanis - Non Title.
Choctaw, Mississippi:
Almazbek Raiymkulov TKO'd Koba Gogoladze in the 6th round - Non Title.
Kelly Pavlik TKO'd Dorian Beaupierre in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2002, Townsville, Queensland, Australia:
Anthony Mundine won a 10 round UD over Brad Mayo - Non Title.
2000, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round MD over Johnny Bredahl - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Bones Adams won a 12 round UD over Nestor Garza - WBA Bantamweight Title.
Oba Carr TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 8th round - Non Title.

  Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol Press Conference  
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom

Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol came face-to-face today in San Diego to officially launch their clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday May 7, with Bivol defending his WBA World Light-Heavyweight title against the pound for pound king on Cinco de Mayo weekend Sin City.
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  Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas Press Conference  
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

WBC and IBF world champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and WBA world champion Yordenis Ugas faced off for the first time Wednesday at a press conference to discuss their welterweight title unification clash that headlines a SHOWTIME PPV on Saturday, April 16 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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  Jose Ramirez vs. Jose Pedraza
Final Press Conference
 
Jose Ramirez and Jose Pedraza understand the stakes. The junior welterweights know that the winner of Friday night's 12-round main event at Fresno's Save Mart Center will likely receive a world title shot next. Ramirez (26-1, 17 KOs) is a former unified world champion seeking to return to the division's apex. The journey back begins in the venue where he routinely packs crowds of more than 12,000 fans. Ramirez hails from the farming community of Avenal, about an hour's drive from Fresno.
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  Alexis Rocha vs. Blair Cobbs Added As Co-Main
Event For Ortiz Jr. vs. Mckinson On March 19
 
Orange County’s rising star, Alexis “Lex” Rocha (18-1, 12 KOs) of Santa Ana, CA will take on Philadelphia’s Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KOs) as the co-main event to Vergil Ortiz, Jr. vs. Michael McKinson on Saturday, March 19. The duo will face off in a West Coast vs. East Coast, career-defining, 10-round welterweight battle at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Downtown Los Angeles and will be streamed live, worldwide, on DAZN.
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  Miguel Berchelt vs. Jeremiah Nakathila Lightweight Battle Headlines March 26 In Las Vegas On ESPN  
Former junior lightweight world champion Miguel “El Alacrán” Berchelt, the fighting pride of Cancun, Mexico, has his sights squarely on the lightweight division’s top names. Berchelt will battle Namibian contender Jeremiah Nakathila in the 10-round main event Saturday, March 26 at the Resorts World Events Center located at Resorts World Las Vegas.
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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.

  Ryan Garcia vs. Emmanuel Tagoe Press Conference  
Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) of Victorville, CA and Jamestown, Ghana’s Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe (32-1, 15KOs) hosted their kick-off press conference, today, in Los Angeles at Golden Boy Headquarters. The fighters were onsite alongside Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, and DAZN's Executive Vice President, Joe Markowski, to discuss their upcoming 12-round, lightweight battle on April 9. The fight is set to take place at San Antonio’s Alamodome, live, worldwide on DAZN.
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  Tyson Fury Goes Solo At Presser To
Announce Dillian Whyte Showdown
 
Two men will fight, but only one showed up for the press conference. WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury made it a solo act Tuesday to promote his April 23 showdown against Dillian Whyte at London's Wembley Stadium connected by EE. Fury-Whyte will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View in the U.S.
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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.

 

Hector Luis Garcia W UD 12 Chris Colbert
Photo Gallery

Photos: William Trillo

 

Including:
Hector Luis Garcia W UD 12 Chris Colbert
Fernando Martinez W UD 12 Jerwin Ancajas
Gary Antuanne Russell TKO 10 Viktor Postol
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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.

  Torres & Castillo Advance To WCBS Championship Final; Randall-Alvarez Ends In Technical Draw  
Last Thursday night, Luis “Koreano” Torres (15-0, 10 KOs) and Irving “Poderoso” Castillo (10-2, 6 KOs) were semifinal winners of the World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS) “4-Man Lightweight Tournament” on the first 2022 installment of RJJ Boxing Promotions on UFC FIGHT PASS®, at Palenque de la Expo in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico.
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  Split-T Management Fighters Post 6 Wins In 6 Fights  
It was a perfect weekend for Split-T Management fighters as six members of the top management stable posted wins in as many outings.

On Thursday, Sonny Conto remained undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision over Mike Marshall in front of a capacity crowd at Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia.
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  Ray Robinson Stops Ortiz After 3  
Ray Robinson shook off a two-and-a-half year layoff by stopping veteran Silverio Ortiz after round three of a scheduled six-round junior middleweight bout in front of a big crowd at the 2300 Arena.

Robinson was very sharp with his punches as he continuously banged shots off the head of Ortiz. Ortiz was able to get in some flush punches of his own. Robinson had a big round three as he had Ortiz in trouble several times. The corner of Ortiz had seen enough and bowed their charge out of the fight.
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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.

  Hector Garcia Drops & Shocks Chris Colbert
To Earn Decision Victory
 
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME

Late replacement Hector Garcia performed like the world champion he was substituting for on Saturday night, battering and dropping the highly touted Chris Colbert to earn a unanimous decision win in a 12-round WBA Super Featherweight World Title Eliminator that headlined a thrilling tripleheader live on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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  Josh Taylor Edges Jack Catterall
To Retain Junior Welterweight Title
 
Josh Taylor is still the undisputed junior welterweight champion, but Jack Catterall made his case. Taylor retained his crown by split decision (114-111, 113-112, 112-113) in front of a raucous, sold-out crowd of 12,101 partisan supporters Saturday evening at OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
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  Weights From London - DAZN  
Lawrence Okolie 199.4 vs. Michal Cieslak 199.6.
(WBO Cruiserweight Title)

Galal Yafai 111.3 vs. Carlos Vado Bautista 109
Karim Guerfi 125.25 vs. Jordan Gill 126
Anthony Fowler 163.5 vs. Lukasz Maciec 163.6
Fabio Wardley 236 vs. Daniel Martz 266
Campbell Hatton 136 vs. Joe Ducker 136.5
Cheavon Clarke 199.5 vs. Toni Visic 199
John Hedges 183.5 vs. Aleksander Nagolski 182
Demsey McKean 246 vs. Ariel Esteban Bracamonte 293

Venue: O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing


  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.

  Jimmy Kelly Defeats Kanat Islam To Capture The WBO Global Middleweight Championship  
Jimmy “Kilrain” Kelly (26-2, 10 KOs) of Manchester, United Kingdom defeated Kazakh contender Kanat “QazaQ” Islam (28-1, 22 KOs) by majority decision in the ProBox Promotions’ main event Friday evening in Plant City, Florida.

Kelly, who captured the WBO Global Middleweight Championship, won with scores of 96-94, 97-93 and 95-95. The fight took place at Whitesands Event Center, one of 11 scraps put together by the Florida-based company headed by Garry Jonas.
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  Tyson Fury & Dillian Whyte Collide
At Wembley Stadium On April 23
 
After storming the United States with a pair of knockouts over Deontay Wilder, WBC/Lineal/Ring Magazine heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury returns home for an all-British battle against WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte on Saturday, April 23 at London’s Wembley Stadium connected by EE. Fury-Whyte will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View in the U.S.
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  Ryan Garcia Returns Against Emmanuel Tagoe
April 9 From San Antonio’s Alamodome
 
The undefeated, lighting fast Ryan “King Ry” Garcia (21-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, makes his grand return to the ring on Saturday, April 9th, against Accra, Ghana’s Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe (32-1, 15KOs). The 12-round, lightweight Texas showdown will take place at San Antonio’s historic Alamodome on Saturday, April 9th, and will be streamed live worldwide on DAZN.
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  Weights From Scotland - ESPN+  
Josh Taylor 140 vs. Jack Catterall weighed 139
(WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO Super Lightweight Titles)

Robeisy Ramirez 126.3 vs. Eric Donovan 126.3
Nick Campbell 254 vs. Jay McFarlane 276
Ebonie Jones 125.3 vs. Efty Kathopouli 124
John Docherty 172 vs. Jordan Grant 176.3
Paddy Donovan 146 vs. Miroslav Serban 145
Kurt Walker 129 vs. Jaroslav Hriadel 127.3
Kieran Molloy 154.3 vs. Damian Esquisabel 154

Venue: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Promoter: Boxxer & Top Rank


  Weights From Las Vegas - SHOWTIME  
Chris Colbert 128.8 vs. Hector Garcia 129.6
Jerwin Ancajas 114.6 vs. Fernando Martinez 114.6
(IBF Super Flyweight Title)
Gary Antuanne Russell 139.4 vs. Viktor Postol 140.6

Venue: The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Tom Brown


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Ray Robinson 154 vs. Silverio Ortiz 156.3
Muhsin Cason 195.1 vs. Steven Lyons 198.7
Jerome Conquest 138.4 vs. Oscar Barajas 139.6
Dominick Mayfield 252.9 vs. Darryl Clark 240.9
Isaiah Johnson 139.5 vs. Dieumerci Nzau 144
Robert Sabbagh 227.4 vs. Joel Caudle 283.5
Jabril Noble 134.2 vs. Joseph Santana 139
Edwin Cortes 115.2 vs. Jerrod Miner 119.2

Promoter: RDR Promotions
Venue 2300 Arena


  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.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Adkenis Still Undefeated
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL, Canada - The Montrealer super lightweight (140 pounds) Mazlum Adkenis improved his perfect pro record to 16-0-0, Thursday evening at the Montréal Casino, with a win by split decision 10 rounds over the Mexican Erick Encinia (14-6-1). The show was presented by the GYM Group, leaded by Yvon Michel.
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  Chris Colbert vs. Hector Garcia
Final Press Conference
 
Unbeaten rising star Chris “Primetime” Colbert and undefeated Dominican Olympian Hector García went face to face and tit for tat in a clash of styles and words Thursday at the final press conference before they meet in the ring this Saturday, February 26 live on SHOWTIME headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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  Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall Final Press Conference  
The fists did not start flying, but there were fireworks between undisputed junior welterweight world champion Josh Taylor and top contender Jack Catterall. Taylor and Catterall will lock horns for all the belts Saturday evening at OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, a short drive from Taylor's hometown of Prestonpans.
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  Undefeated Super Welterweights Ardreal Holmes vs. Mekhrubon Sanginov Headline March 11 On ShoBox  
Super welterweight prospect Ardreal Holmes puts his undefeated record on the line against fellow unbeaten prospect Mekhrubon Sanginov in another tightly-matched main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, March 11 live on SHOWTIME at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT from Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel in Deadwood, S.D.
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  U.S. Army Veteran Daniel Bailey Jr. Gets First Title Shot vs. Jonathan Javier Fierro On March 12  
U.S. Army veteran Daniel “The Dedication” Bailey, Jr. (10-0, 5 KOs) will get his first title shot March 12th, when he takes on 18-year-old Mexican knockout artist Jonathan “Diamante Zurdo” Javier Fierro (12-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) Featherweight Championship.
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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.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
Back To The Bulls
 
By William Trillo
Taking a break from the action in the squared circle I ventured out on a chilly Tuesday night in Los Angeles to take in the action on The Professional Bull Riders tour. Needless to say, it was a great nonstop thrill ride that pleased everyone in attendance.
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  Jordan White Takes Split Decision Over Brandon Valdes To Win WBC USNBC Super Featherweight Title  
This past Saturday night, surging super featherweight Jordan White won his 9th consecutive fight with a 10-round split-decision over late-replacement Brandon Valdes to capture the WBC USNBC title in front of yet another capacity crowd at The HALL inside Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland.
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  Weights From Mexico  
WCBS 4-Man Lightweight Tournament semifinals
Luis Torres 135 vs. Rodolfo Flores 135

Isai Hernandez 135 vs. Irving Castillo 135
Quinton Randall 147 vs. Ivan “Zurdo” Alvarez 147
Fradimil Macayo 135 vs. Armando Ramirez Almanza 135
Jorge Lugo Cota 135 vs. Rene de Leon Mazariegos 135

Venue: Palenque de la Expo in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: RJJ Boxing Promotions, De La O Promotions


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Sonny Conto 226.1 vs. Mike Marshall 248.8
Daiyaan Butt 143.1 vs. Bryce Mills 141.9
Christopher Burgos 139.6 vs. Carlos Marrero 136.2
D’Angelo Fuentes 123.8 vs. Justice Bland 126
Eslih Owusu 155 vs. Evencii Dixon 155.2
Jordon Murphy 128.8 vs. Nasir Mickens 129.4
Quadeer Jenkins 159.5 vs. Rahiem Cooke 158.3

Promoter: Joe Hand Promotions
Venue: Live! Casino & Hotel Casino Promotions


  Josh Taylor Open Workout Notes  
After Josh Taylor won the undisputed junior welterweight title last May, he wanted to defend all four belts, and do it in front of the Scottish faithful.

He will get that homecoming opportunity Saturday against WBO No.1 contender Jack Catterall at a sold-out OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland (ESPN+, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT).
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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.

  Vergil Ortiz Jr. & Oscar De La Hoya Press Day  
Undefeated, WBO International Welterweight Champion, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (18-0, 18 KOs), of Grand Prairie, Texas and Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya hosted a special press event today at the Galen Center to promote the upcoming bout between Vergil Ortiz, Jr. and #3 WBO ranked welterweight Michael “The Problem” McKinson (21-0, 2 KOs) of Portsmouth, Great Britain. The pair are set to collide on Saturday, March 19 at University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. The 12-round fight for Ortiz, Jr.'s WBO International Welterweight title will stream live, worldwide, exclusively on DAZN.
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  Falcao & Coyle Win In Melrose, MA  
Fire Fist Boxing Promotions’ Yamaguchi Falcao and Connor “The Kid” Coyle both scored knockouts Saturday, February 19 at Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA.

Headlining a card promoted by Reyes Boxing Promotions, Falcao captured the WBC Latino Super Middleweight title via second round knockout of Fernando Ezequiel Farias.
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  Jose Pedraza Camp Notes:
"I Want To Give The Fans A War"
 
Jose "Sniper" Pedraza has reached boxing's pinnacle twice before. A former junior lightweight and lightweight world champion, Pedraza (29-3, 14 KOs) hopes to join an elite list of Puerto Rican fighters to win world titles in three weight classes.

He can take a giant leap towards that goal when he battles former unified world champion Jose Ramirez in a 12-round junior welterweight main event Friday, March 4 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The winner will be positioned to fight for a world title later this year.
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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.

  Ruben Torres Captures WBC Regional Title
With Another Knockout Victory
 
Photos: Chris Suchánek
This past Friday at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, Thompson Boxing Promotions kicked off 2022 with a bang, selling out their “New Blood” event with 1,427 fans in attendance.

In the 8-round main event, Ruben "Ace" Torres (18-0, 15 KOs) remained undefeated with a stellar performance, stopping Cristian Mino (20-5-2, 17 KOs), by way of a sixth-round knockout. With the victory, Torres captured the WBC USNBC title, his first regional belt of his career.
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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.

  A Perfect Night For Eye Of The Tiger  
It was a perfect evening for Eye of the Tiger at the Casino de Montréal. In the main event, Arslanbek Makhmudov delivered a stellar performance as he triumphed over Poland’s Mariusz Wach. In the 39th second of the 6th round, “The Lion” sent “The Viking” into dreamland, tallying up a 14th win right before the bell rang. Makhmudov now boasts two titles: not only has he successfully defended his NABF title but he has also claimed the heavyweight NABA belt.
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  On This Day: Feb 21  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Mger Mkrtchian in the 7th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Enzo Maccarinelli TKO'd Garry Delaney in the 8th round - WBU Cruiserweight Title.
2003, Lemoore, California:
Stevie Johnston KO'd Ever Beleno in the 6th round - Non Title.
Antonio Diaz and Edwin Vazquez fought to a 2 round TD (Headbutt caused Cut).
Miami, Florida:
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Ravea Springs in the 4th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Kelvin Davis TKO'd Rogerio Lobo in the 1st round - Vacant IBA Americas Cruiserweight Title.
2002, Dankhuntod Korat, Thailand:
Yoddamrong Sithyodthong won a 12 round UD over Yober Ortega - WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
1998, Mar del Plata, Argentina:
Nana Konadu KO'd Abraham Torres in the 2nd round - WBA Bantamweight Title
Juan Carlos Gomez won a 12 round UD over Marcelo Dominguez - WBC. Cruiserweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Marco Antonio Barrera TKO'd Angel Rosario in the 5th round - Non Title.
Agapito Sanchez won a 10 round UD over Javier Jauregi - Non Title.

  Brook Stops Khan In 6th Round  
By William Trillo
Welterweights Amir Khan (34-6, 22 KO’s) and Kell Brook (40-3, 28 KO’s) finally set foot in the squared circle to settle a turf war that was over a decade in the making. British bragging rights were on the line in Manchester, England. As it turned out this was the Kell Brook show.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Makhmudov KO’s Wach In Six
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL, Canada - The Montrealer Russian Arslenbek Makhmudov improved his chances to challenge eventually for a heavyweight world championship bout. Yesterday evening at the Montréal Casino, Makhmudov scored a win by TKO in the sixth round. He beat by the Polish Mariuz Wach (36-8-0) in a NABA and NABF North American championship.
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  Jaime Munguia Defeats D’mitrus Ballard  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Golden Boy

A spectacular showdown was seen tonight at the Plaza Monumental de Playas de Tijuana between two undefeated fighters Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs) “The Pride of Tijuana” taking on D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (21-1-1, 13 KOs) Prince George City, Maryland. The raging fighters stepped into the ring not losing any time as they each took turns using their jab, trying to dictate the pace of the fight. Munguia successfully cornered Ballard visibly hurting him in the second round. In the third round, Munguia saw an opportunity and knocked down Ballard with a body shot. Ballard eventually got up after spending a few seconds on the canvas, but was quickly dispatched by Munguia at the 1:47 mark of the fight.
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  On This Day: Feb 20  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Hamburg, Alsterdorf, Germany:
Thomas Ulrich KO'd Ali Saidi in the 8th round - German Light Heavyweight Title.
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ismael Youla in the 2nd Round - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Kidapawan City, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Todd Makelin in the 3rd round - Non Title.
Surat Thani, Thailand:
Pichitnoi Sitbangprachan won a 12 round UD over Joma Gamboa - WBA Light Flyweight Title.
Coachella, California:
Juan Manuel Marquez KO'd Jose DeJesus Garcia in the 1st round - Non Title.
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York:
Felix Trinidad won a 12 round UD over Pernell Whitaker - IBF Welterweight Title.
Terron Millett TKO'd Vince Phillips in the 5th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Julio Cesar Green TKO'd Darren Obah in the 9th round - Vacant WBA Middleweight Title (Interim).
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Mark Fernandez in the 2nd round - Non Title.
6 Heads Lewis TKO'd John Stewart in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Jamaine Ortiz Dazzles In Standout
Performance Against Tough Nahir Albright
 
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME

Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz used his superior hand and foot speed to dance and dish out punishment against game Nahir Albright to win the vacant NABF title in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation as part of an action-packed doubleheader on SHOWTIME Friday night at the Caribe Royale Resort.
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  Cloutier's Canada Corner
Makhmudov vs. Wach Weigh-In Montréal
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov will be back in action at the Montréal Casino Saturday evening. Makhmudov, who has a perfect pro record (13-0-0, 13 wins by KO or TKO), will challenge the Polish Mariusz Wach (36-7-0) in a NABA and NABF North American championship.
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  Weights From UK - PPV  
Photo: Boxxer

Amir Khan 147.3 vs. Kell Brook 148.3

Natasha Jonas 149.5 vs. Chris Namus 147.5
(WBO Female Super Welterweight Title)
Frazer Clarke 256 vs. Jake Darnell 248.5
Adam Azim 138.4 vs. Jordan Ellison 138.5
Brad Rea 160.5 vs. Craig McCarthy 161.5
Viddal Riley 199 vs. Willbeforce Shihepo 198.5
Charlie Schofield 168 vs. Germaine Brown 168
Abdul Khan 127 vs. Ricky Starkey 128.5
Ibrahim Nadim 123.5 vs. Taka Bembere 129.5
Hassan Azim 150 vs. MJ Hall 148

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Promoter: Boxxer


  Weights From Russia - ESPN+  
Zaur Abdullaev 135 vs. Jorge Linares 134
Mark Urvanov 129.7 vs. Ángel Rodriguez 129.5

Venue: RCC Boxing Academy in Yekaterinburg, Russia
Promoter: RCC Boxing


  Weights From Tijuana, Mexico - DAZN  
Jaime Munguia 159.6 vs. D’Mitrius Ballard 159.6
(WBO Intercontinental Title)

William Zepeda 135 vs. Yerel Siezar 135
Diego Torres 140 vs. Jonathan Escobedo 140
Rafael Espinoza 125 vs. Alie Laurel 126

Venue: Plaza Monumental de Playas, Tijuana, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Weights From Hanover, Maryland  
Jordan White 129.6 vs. Brandon Valdes 129
Demond Nicholson 168.8 vs. Gabriel Pham 168.4
Anthony Leon Williams, Jr. 167.2 vs. Brent Oren 167.6
Brandon Chambers 120.4 vs. Paul Carroll 122
Colby Madison 231.6 vs. Antonio Robertson 248.2
Tyhler Williams 142.4 vs. Maurice Anthony 143.6
Ahmad Muhammad Jones 141 vs. Tyree Arnold 141.8
Joseph Veazy 145.6 vs. Corey Champion 146.6
Mansaborie Conde 162.2 vs. Malcolm Phillips 159.6
Jaqeem Hutcherson 122.2 vs. Jalen Woodmore TBA

Venue: Maryland Live! Casino, Hanover, Maryland
Promoter: Tony & Christen Jeter (Jeter Promotions)


  Chris Colbert Brooklyn Media Workout  
Unbeaten rising star Chris “Primetime” Colbert held a media workout in his hometown of Brooklyn Friday, as he prepares to take on undefeated Dominican Olympian Hector Garcia in the SHOWTIME main event Saturday, February 26 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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  On This Day: Feb 19  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Essex, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Enrique Areco in the 10th round to Retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
Berlin, Germany:
Artur Grigorian TKO'd Sandro Casamonica in the 9th round to retain the WBO Lightweight Title.
Oktay Urkal won a 12 round UD over Mikhail Krivolapov to win the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Erik Morales won a 12 round SD over Marco Antonio Barrera to retain the WBC and win the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
1994, Inglewood, California:
Humberto Gonzales won a 12 round SD over Michael Carbajal to Regain the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight Title.
Rafael Ruelas won a 12 round UD over Freddy Pendleton to win the IBF Lightweight Title.
1989, Seoul, South Korea:
Sung-Kil Moon TKO'd Chiaki Kobayashi in the 5th round to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Monessen, Pennsylvania:
Michael Moorer TKO'd Frankie Swindell in the 6th round to retain the WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Gerald McClellan TKO'd Tyrone McKnight in the 2nd round.

  Munguia vs. Ballard Final Press Conference  
The pride of Tijuana, Jaime Munguia (38-0, 30 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico, and Prince George County, M.D.’s, D’Mitrus “Big Meech” Ballard (21-0-1, 13 KOs) hosted their final press conference today at The Grand Hotel Tijuana. The pair were joined by Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, Fernando Beltran, CEO of Zanfer Boxing and the fighters' trainers, Erik Morales and Barry Hunter. Additionally, the undefeated fighter "Camaron" William Zepeda (24-0, 22KOs) was also onsite to talk about his upcoming fight as the co-main event of the DAZN broadcast. The fight is set to take place at the iconic Plaza Monumental de Playas de Tijuana on Saturday, February 19. The main event, Munguia vs. Ballard is a 12-round fight for Munguia's WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title will be streamed live worldwide on DAZN, excluding Mexico.
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  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Ruben Torres 134.6 vs Cristian Ruben Miño 134.4
Isaac Zarate 126.9 vs Horacio Garcia 126.9
Louie Lopez 146.6 vs Cristian Dominguez 144
Japhethlee Llamido 125.5 vs Erick Garcia Benitez 126.8
Ivan Zarate 121.7 vs. Sean Brewer 120.6
Oscar Torrez 229 vs. Daniel Najera 235

Venue: Doubletree Hotel Ontario, CA.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Weights From Orlando -  ShoBox  
Jamaine Ortiz 134.25 vs. Nahir Albright 134
Paul Kroll 152.5 vs. Marquis Taylor 151.75

Venue: Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions


  Héctor García Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated Dominican Olympian Héctor García will look to put himself one step closer to his championship dreams when he faces fellow unbeaten Chris “Primetime” Colbert in a 12-round WBA Super Featherweight World Title Eliminator headlining live on SHOWTIME Saturday, February 26 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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  Oscar Valdez vs. Shakur Stevenson Junior Lightweight Unification Set For Aprirl 30 At MGM Las Vegas  
WBC champion Oscar Valdez hopes to become a Mexican boxing legend while WBO king Shakur Stevenson is eyeing the mythical pound-for-pound rankings. On Saturday, April 30, Valdez and Stevenson, the world’s two best junior lightweights, will meet in a title unification matchup for the ages at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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  Undefeated Shishkin & Russ II Scheduled For
Battle On Mar. 5 Detroit Brawl In Dearborn, MI
 
WBC #10- and IBF #9-ranked super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (12-0, 7 KOs), as well as undefeated Detroit super welterweight Gordie Russ II (3-0, 3 KOs) have been added to the lineup in separate bouts for Salita Promotions’ next “Detroit Brawl” event, Saturday, March 5, 2022, in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
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  On This Day: Feb 18