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DECEMBER 16, 2018 


EASIEST MONEY HE'S EVER MADE: CANELO STOPS FIELDING IN TOTAL MISMATCH
By G. Leon

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez TKO3 Rocky Fielding: World middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez moved up in weight to add a paper championship to his collection of belts. He easily beat the quit into Rocky Fielding in less than three rounds. Fielding was down once in each of the first three frames, and the bout was immediately waved off after a fourth knockdown. Canelo landed some vicious body shots early and often, prompting Fielding to conscientiously take a knee on three of the knockdowns. Official time of stoppage was 2:38. Remember: Fielding was already stopped in one round by Callum Smith, the top 168 pounder in the world. Source: DAZN

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DECEMBER 16, 2018 


FARMER MAKES EASY WORK OF FONSECA, ALI BACK IN WIN COLUMN
By G. Leon

Tevin Farmer UD12 Francisco Fonseca: IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (28-4-1 with 6 KOs) was far too sharp for the game Francisco Fonseca of Costa Rica. It was an entertaining scrap, much of it was fought in a phone booth with both guys throwing leather, about as fun of a one-sided fight as you'll ever see. Fonseca had absolutely no quit in him. Farmer did everything but score a knockdown and stoppage. Official scores were 117-111 on all three cards. Punchstat numbers showed Farmer outlanding Fonseca 248-199. Source: DAZN   



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DECEMBER 16, 2018 
 KATIE TAYLOR SHOWS HER DOMINANCE

Katie Taylor W10 Eva Wahlstrom:  WBA/IBF lightweight champion Katie Taylor (12-0 with 5KOs), used her superior speed and skills to outclass previously undefeated Eva Wahlstrom (22-1-1 with 3KOs) over ten terribly one sided rounds. Wahlstrom's face was a bloody mask by the time the final bell rang due to a nasty gash on her left eyebrow. Official scores were 100-90 on all three cards.  source: dazn


 
DECEMBER 16, 2018 


MSG UNDERCARD RESULTS
By G. Leon

Garcia, Roach notch wins

Sadam Ali W10 Mauricio Herrera: Former WBO junior middleweight champion Sadam Ali (27-2 with 14 KOs) dropped back down to welterweight, where he got back in the win column with a workmanlike unanimous decision victory over the undersized and outgunned Mauricio Herrera. This was Ali's first fight since being destroyed by current WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia and Herrera's first since he defeated Jesus Soto-Karas 16 months ago. Ali landed the harder shots and was able to land some heavy blows to Herrera's midsection, though he did seem to tire down the stretch as he resorted to more than his fair share of holding. Official scores were 100-90, 99-91, 98-92.

Ryan Garcia KO5 Braulio Rodriguez: Lightweight up-and-comer Ryan Garcia (17-0 with 14 KOs), took care of flamboyant Braulio Rodriguez (19-4 with 17 KOs) in five one sided rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Garcia decked the Dominican Rodriguez with a left hook in the opening round, but Rodriguez beat the count, and taunted his opponent as long as he could. That turned out to be less than five rounds as two Garcia right hands sent Rodriguez to the canvas for the ten count. Referee Ron Lipton had a quick trigger deducting a point from Rodriguez in round three. Official time of stoppage was 1:14.  

Lamont Roach W10 Alberto Mercado: Junior lightweight Lamont Roach improved to 18-0-1 (7KO), with a one-sided unanimous decision victory over rugged Alberto Mercado (15-2-1 with 3 KOs). Official scores were 99-91, 98-92, 97-93. Source: DAZN


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DECEMBER 16, 2018 


MONROE FAILS VADA TEST, KOROBOV COULD STEP IN TO SAVE JERMALL CHARLO FIGHT
By G. Leon

Had Monroe been unavailable like Charlo he would've paid a small fine and been challenging for title!

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman released the news that Willie Monroe Jr. had an adverse finding in his recent VADA test. Monroe was slated to face WBC interim middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo next Saturday night, but that bout is now in serious jeopardy. Matt Korobov (25-1 with 14 KOs), is ready to step in on short notice pending NYSAC approval. Had Monroe opted to go the Charlo route and been unavailable when VADA tried to test him, perhaps he'd still be facing the WBC interim middleweight titlist after paying the WBC a small fine.

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DECEMBER 15, 2018 


JORGE BARRIOS WINS AFTER EIGHT YEARS OUT OF BOXING
By Scott Shaffer

Jorge Barrios TKO8 Adailton DeJesus ... In Argentina, former WBO 130-pound champion Jorge Barrios (51-4-1) returned to boxing eight years after his last fight and defeated Brazil's Adailton DeJesus (31-9) by eighth-round technical knockout. Barrios, who reigned as WBO titleholder in 2005-2006, was found guilty of vehicular homicide and served about three years in prison.  Now 42, he returned as a junior welterweight and stopped DeJesus, who is 41 and had not fought for five years. Barrios' son Mauricio had hoped to fight on the same card, but was injured. source: el tribuno


 
DECEMBER 15, 2018 


DIEGO RAMIREZ STUNS BRADLEY SKEETE

By Scott Shaffer

Diego Ramirez TKO2 Bradley Skeete ... Argentina's Diego Ramirez pulled off a massive upset, going to Brentwood, England and stopping local man Bradley Skeete in two rounds. Ramirez (17-2) didn't look particularly skilled or powerful, but a looping left put Skeete flat on his back in round two. Skeete gout up and tried holding on for dear life, but when he remained facing the corner turnbuckle for a couple of seconds, it was clear he didn't know where he was and the referee correctly stopped the welterweight fight. A recent British champion, Skeete is 28-3 but with two early stoppage losses in 2018, he may have nowhere to go but retirement. source: espn+

 
DECEMBER 15, 2018 


ALVAREZ WILL NOT BE A THREE-DIVISION CHAMP EVEN IF HE WINS PAPER TITLE TONIGHT

World middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), and nominal super middleweight title holder, Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs), whom Canelo is moving up to challenge both made weight without a problem for Saturday's fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. According to the WBA, Alvarez weighed in at 167.4 pounds while WBA regular champion Fielding came in at 167.6. NOTE: Because Fielding is a paper "champion" with a secondary title underneath WBA super champion Callum Smith, Alvarez will not be a legitimate three-division champion if he wins Fielding's belt tonight. IBF/ WBA lightweight champion Katie Taylor also made weight, coming in at 134.2 pounds for her dual title defense. Her opponent, undefeated Eva Wahlstrom, came in under the 135-pound limit as well at 134.4 pounds also looking ripped and ready.
 



 
DECEMBER 15, 2018 


LOW BLOWS HELP JOSEPH PARKER TO STOPPAGE VICTORY
By Scott Shaffer

Junior Fa gets quick win in chief support

Joseph Parker TKO3 Alexander Flores... Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker got a much-needed win in Christchurch, New Zealand, stopping Alexander Flores (17-2-1) of the United States in three rounds. Fighting in his hometown, Parker helped his cause with low blows, one of them leading to a knockdown when Flores dropped his hands after an illegal shot. A second knockdown led to the fight being stopped. The win over the untested Flores snapped a two-fight losing streak for Parker (25-2). Earlier this year, Parker lost his title to Anthony Joshua, then lost to top contender Dillian Whyte. 

Junior Fa TKO1 Rogelio O. Rossi... On the same show, heavyweight hopeful Junior Fa needed all of ninety seconds to dispose of mismatched Argentinean Rogelio Omar Rossi of Argentina. Fa (16-0) got one knockdown on a body shot. The second knockdown ended the bout just as a towel was thrown in. Rossi slips to 20-7-1. Fa, signed with DiBella Entertainment, has recently been in training camp with Deontay Wilder, and holds an amateur win over Parker.  source for both results: new zealand herald


 
DECEMBER 15, 2018 


THE BOXINGTALK SCOREBOARD

Merhy wins in Belgium

Ryad Merhy TKO4 Samuel Clarkson In Charleroi, Belgium, local cruiserweight Ryad Merhy (27-1) earned a fourth-round stoppage win over American visitor Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (21-5). Clarkson has spent most of his career at light heavyweight, losing to Dmitry Bivol but then beating former super middleweight title holder Alejandro Berrio in 2017. source: uprising promotions

Jurgen Uldedaj W10 Nicolas L. Arganaraz... Fighting in his home nation, Albanian cruiserweight  Jurgen Uldedaj (10-0, 2 KOs) defeated Argentina's Nicolas Leandro Arganaraz (7-1, 2 KOs) by unanimous decision. Offical scorecards read 98-91. source: wbo

Raeese Aleem TKO5 Derrick Wilson... At the Arabia Shrine Center in Houston, Texas, super bantamweight Raeese Aleem (13-0, 7 KOs) won via fifth-round technical knockout against Derrick Wilson (12-8-2, 3 KOs). Although Wilson was game for the first few rounds, Aleem ended the bout with a barrage of punches in round five.  source: Prince Ranch Boxing



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DECEMBER 15, 2018 


ZURDO TAKES MAJORITY DECISION OVER HART
By G. Leon

Gilberto Ramirez W12 Jesse Hart: Undefeated WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (39-0 with 25 KOs) successfully defended his title in a hotly contested battle with world class challenger Jesse Hart. It was a tale of two fights with Zurdo in control of the first half of the action from two on and Hart controlling the majority of the second half of the bout, save for the last round. Ramirez appeared to suffer an injury to his left elbow that prevented him from using it for the last four rounds. Ramirez fought heroically and saved from a draw in round twelve, when he dominated the action with his right hand alone. Official scores were a majority decision: 114-114 and 115-113 (twice). Boxingtalk scored the bout 114-114, but is fine with 115-113 for either guy. This was their second fight, with Ramirez prevailing again. Source: ESPN+


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DECEMBER 15, 2018 


BARBOZA ADMINISTERS BEATING ON GAME LOPEZ
By G. Leon

Arnold Barboza Jr. W10 Manuel Lopez: Junior welterweight up-and-comer Arnold Barboza Jr. took care of business against a game Manuel Lopez (14-3-1 with 7 KOs), in tonight's ESPN+ co-feature from Corpus Christi, Texas. Barboza was in control of the action from the opening bell. He consistently landed vicious left hooks to the body and straight right hands to the head. Because he lacks punching power, Barboza administered a terrible beating on the tough-as-nails Lopez. Barboza (20-0 with 7 KOs) was dominant, but is clearly a work in progress: he still looks to be a bit stiff and in need of some head movement. Official scores were 100-90 on all three cards. Source: ESPN+

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DECEMBER 15, 2018 
 BELGIAN UPDATE: MERHY HOSTS CLARKSON

Press Release: On Saturday, cruiserweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (21-4, 14 KOs) takes on Ryad Merhy (26-1, 21 KOs) at the Spiroudome Arena in Charleroi, Belgium. Clarkson has recorded two consecutive stoppage wins since losing to Dmitry Bivol in 2017, which ended a nine-fight winning streak. Relatively unknown when Clarkson stepped up to fight him, Bivol has since won the WBA light heavyweight title and successfully defended it three times. The Belgian Merhy will have the home field advantage. His only loss is to Arsen Goulamirian.
 


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DECEMBER 15, 2018 
 CASEY MORTON FIGHTING IN CHINA TODAY

Press Release: Female super flyweight Casey "Lady Hawaiian Punch" Morton (7-0-3) will face Jutamas Jitpong (4-2) in a ten-round bout at the Yubei Sport Center in Yubei, China on Saturday. "Casey Morton is an amazing boxer who packs a featherweight punch in a flyweight frame," said manager Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing. "I don't see many flyweights surviving all ten rounds with her after she moved up in weight to super flyweight. She is a star and we are excited to work with her." 
  


 
DECEMBER 15, 2018 


BRETT YORMARK TO LEAD NEWLY FORMED PBC ADVISORY GROUP

Press Release: Brett Yormark, Chief Executive Officer of BSE Global (BSE), has been tapped to lead the newly established Advisory Board for Haymon Sports, LLC, the creator of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). Yormark leads BSE, which manages and controls Barclays Center, NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Islanders and other New York venues. The Haymon Sports Advisory Board will help to fuel the direction for Haymon Sports by advising its leadership team on branding strategy, cross-licensing opportunities, commercialization, and future growth initiatives for PBC. Yormark will be identifying leaders in the sports, entertainment, and brand space, and a complete list of members will be announced in early 2019.
 


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DECEMBER 14, 2018 


FORMER CHAMP VIVIAN HARRIS RETIRES FROM BOXING
By G. Leon

Former WBA junior welterweight champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris announced his retirement from boxing on his Facebook page earlier this week. "I've said this once before, but the love of the sport of boxing brought me back to it. Boxing is something I've been doing since I was 9 years old, but after discussing this with my wife, we have decided to finally give up boxing for good. I thank God for everything he has blessed me with in my career," said Harris. Born in Guyana, the Brookynite became WBA champ with a second round destruction of Diobelys Hurtado on October 19, 2002. Harris defended the title three times between 2002-04. Harris's last bout was a revenge victory over fellow former world champion DeMarcus Corley earlier this year. Boxingtalk wishes Harris and his family nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors.

 
DECEMBER 14, 2018 
 ARTEM DALAKIAN TO DEFEND WBA FLYWEIGHT TITLE ON SATURDAY

WBA flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (17-0) will make the second defense of his title this Saturday at the Parkovy Convention Center in Kiev, The Ukraine against the lightly dredentialed Gregorio Lebron (21-4) of the Dominican Republic. Dalakian wonthe vacant title in February against the Brian Viloria. Dalakian then successfully defended for the first time against Sirichai Thaiyen on June 17th. Lebron has eight consecutive wins against soft competition.


 
DECEMBER 14, 2018 


JERMELL CHARLO CONFERENCE CALL QUOTABLES
By G. Leon

WBC junior middleweight champ Jermell Charlo opening remarks: I'm super thankful for everybody to be on the card. It's been a long camp, it's been big it's been bright and I'm glad the world is getting a chance to recognize the talent we all have.

On potential unification with WBA/IBF champion Jarrett Hurd: Jarrett Hurd is a figher we're looking to fight in 2019. I think he's going to take a fight in his hometown and then we'll see what happens.

On WBO champion Jaime Munguia: I don't think about that kid, don't know him. He's with a different company. With boxing being such a divided sport I know that's not a fight I'm going to get unless they really, really make it worth it.

On potentially signing with Mayweather Promotions: Unless he wants to make a mega deal, I'm with Lions Only and I'm looking to build my brand.

On his next opponent, Tony Harrison's loss to Hurd: He's a fighter that throws punches. I'm not Jarrett Hurd, my skills and style are different. I don't really care what he did in that fight. I was rooting for Tony when I was watching that fight in the dressing room. He came there to win and I like that about to Tony. I know that's what he comes to do and what he possesses. He was winning the fight and what happened happened and it was all she wrote, but styles make fights.


 
DECEMBER 14, 2018 
 GCP SIGNS ZUNGRY OCHOA AND OSCAR MORENO

Press Release: Greg Cohen Promotions announced the signing of a pair of Brooklyn-based boxers, light welterweight Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa and super bantamweight Oscar “Filoso” Moreno, to promotional contracts.  Boxing since age 13, Ochoa (20-1, 7 KOs) is a Puerto Rican from Brooklyn [who has won four straight six rounders since his lone loss to Yves Ulysse in 2017].  Moreno (7-0, 6 KOs) is power puncher who comes forward behind lots of movement. Originally from Mexico City, he is now also living in Brooklyn.


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DECEMBER 14, 2018 


KINIGAMAZI DEFEATS MCCORRY IN SWITZERLAND

Patrick Kinigamazi W12 Jordan McCorry... In Geneva, Switzerland, super featherweight Patrick Kinigamazi defeated Scotland's Jordan McCorry. The Rwanda-born Kinigamazi eventually took control of the bout but McCorry battled hard all the way to stay in the fight. It was a very intense and heated contest, with both men suffering cuts and bruises from accidental head-clashes. None of them were big punchers, and Kinigamazi was awarded a hard-fought, but deserved, unanimous decision. Judge Robin Reid, the former champion, scored the fight 116-114, while judges Beat Hausammann and Jean-Marcel Nartz had it wider at 117-111 and 118-110, all for Kinigamazi who improved to 30-2. McCorry drops to 17-4-1. source: wbf


 
DECEMBER 14, 2018 


SAM BOWEN TO DEFEND BRITISH TITLE VS. RONNIE CLARK

Press Release: Sam Bowen (14-0) will make the first defense of his British super featherweight title against Ronnie Clark (21-4-2) at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, England on February 23rd, live on BT Sport.vvBowen, 26, was originally scheduled to defend his title against Clark, 33, this weekend before he was forced to withdraw after suffering a rib injury in sparring against his gym-mate David Avanesyan.



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DECEMBER 14, 2018 
 GHANA UPDATE: MANYO PLANGE MOVING DOWN TO 115

Boxing Ghana reports that Jesse Manyo Plange (17-0-1, 15 KOs) will drop down from 118 pounds to 115 to face Tanzania's John Chuwa (17-2-0, 9 KOs). The fight is booked for December 24th at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana.  Plange has fought most of his career at 126 and 122 but dropped down to 118 for his last fight, a draw against IBO bantamweight champion Michael Dasmarinas.

 
DECEMBER 14, 2018 


TINA RUPPRECHT TO DEFEND 105-POUND TITLE THIS WEEKEND

WBC minimumweight champion Tina Rupprecht (8-0) defends her crown for the first time this Saturday at the Augsburg Sports Park in Kühbach, Germany. Her challenger will be Niorkis Carreno (9-0) of Venezuela.  “I feel very motivated to defend my title. We want to do great things in women’s boxing. I want to show that women’s boxing is growing all over the world,” the champion commented. Rupprecht won the WBC minimumweight WBC crown last June, defeating Costa Rican Yokasta Valle by decision. source: wbc


 
DECEMBER 14, 2018 
 RAEESE ALEEM TO FACE DERRICK WILSON IN HOUSTON

Press Release: Super bantamweight Raeese Aleem (12-0, 6 KOs), made weight for his December 14th showdown against Derrick Wilson (12-7-2, 3 KOs).  Aleem weighed in at 122 pounds, while Wilson tipped the scale at 123.  The eight-round bout will take place at the Arabia Shrine Center in Houston, Texas. "I had a great training camp in Las Vegas," said Aleem, who is trained by former world title holder Bones Adams and Brandon Woods. "I got some great sparring for this fight and I'll be ready to shine tomorrow night when I step into the ring.  I'm ready to put on a show." Raeese Aleem is promoted by Kings Promotions and managed by Prince Ranch Boxing. 


 
DECEMBER 14, 2018 


FOX SPORTS TO PRESENT INSIDE PBC BOXING ON SATURDAY

Press Release: Fox Sports announced the premiere of its new studio show Inside PBC Boxing on Fox, set for Saturday, Dec. 15th (3:00 PM ET). Inside PBC Boxing will be hosted by Kate Abdo, along with analysts Shawn Porter, the reigning WBC welterweight champ, and former three-division titlist Abner Mares. The show also features Fox Sports boxing insider Mike Coppinger, who will add breaking news and special reports.

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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


THURMAN RETURN BOOKED FOR JAN 26TH IN BROOKLYN

Press Release: Undefeated WBA welterweight champion Keith "One Time" Thurman returns from a lengthy injury layoff to defend his title against veteran Josesito Lopez on Saturday, January 26th live on Fox and Fox Deportes from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Televised coverage will include unbeaten Polish heavyweight Adam Kownacki clashing with Gerald Washington in a ten-round battle.



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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


NATHAN GORMAN'S NEW FOE FOR DEC. 22ND: RAZVAN COJANU

Press Release: Razvan Cojanu (16-4) will step in to take on Ricky Hatton-trained heavyweight Nathan Gorman (14-0) in Manchester, England on December 22nd after the late pull-out of Gorman’s original opponent, Alex Leapai. The Romanian-born Cojanu was scheduled to fight another of Britain’s heavyweight prospects, Daniel Dubois this Saturday, but due to illness, Dubois was forced to withdraw from the bout. But fortunately for both fighters, Cojanu will now make his way up north next week and challenge Gorman at the Manchester Arena on December 22nd. [Cojanu has lost two straight - a WBO title shot vs. now ex-champ Joseph Parker and a stoppage at the hands of Luis Ortiz].



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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


ERISLANDY LARA TO FACE BRIAN CASTANO AT MSG ON MARCH 2ND
By G. Leon

Boxingtalk has been informed that former junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (25-3-2  with 14 KOs), will face Brian Carlos Castano (15-0 with 11 KOs) for Castano's WBA's regular junior middleweight trinket. The Lara-Castano bout will be part of a March 2nd PBC telecast at Madison Square Garden. Remember where you heard it first! 

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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


ZURDO RAMIREZ, JESSE HART PRESSER QUOTABLES

Press Release: WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (pictured) and Saturday's challenger, Jesse "Hollywood" Hart (25-1, 21 KOs) have been here before. The two fought in September of last year, with Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOs) prevailing via tight unanimous decision. The two will renew acquaintances Friday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas in a main event tol be streamed live on ESPN+. In the co-feature, Arnold Barboza Jr. (19-0, 7 KOs) will take on Manuel Lopez (14-2-1, 7 KOs) in a junior welterweight ten rounder.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR RECENT INTERVIEW WITH ZURDO

CLICK HERE FOR OUR RECENT INTERVIEW WITH HART

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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


SHOBOX KICKS OFF 2019 WITH STELLAR MAIN EVENT

Press Release: Top lightweight prospects Devin Haney (pictured) and Xolisani Ndongeni of South Africa will face off in the first ShoBox telecast of 2019 on Friday, January 11th on Showtime from StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport. The 20-year-old Haney (20-0, 13 KOs) returns in a ten-round bout for his third consecutive test on the ShoBox prospect developmental series. He barely lost a round while his level of opposition has strengthened over the last two fights.  Ndongeni (25-0, 13 KOs) is a 28-year-old who once held the IBO championshipt at 135 pounds. In the co-feature, two-time National Golden Gloves Amateur Champion Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) will take on hard-hitting former Puerto Rican amateur champion Carlos Vidal (14-0, 13 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout. 


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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


ROY JONES JR BOXING INKS RAY XIMENEZ

Press Release: Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing announced the signing of Dallas featherweight Ray Ximenez, Jr. to a long-term, exclusive promotional contract. Riding a five-fight win streak, the 25-year-old Ximenez (18-1, 4 KOs) is expected to make his RJJ Boxing debut in March. “We’re excited to sign another top prospect like Ray Ximenez to our growing stable of fighters,” RJJ Boxing CEO and co-founder Keith Veltre said. “Ray is an old-school boxer, well-conditioned, hard-working, and we believe he has a very bright future.”
 


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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


THE BOBFATHER ALL ABOARD FOR LOMACHENKO-LOPEZ SUPER FIGHT AT END OF NEXT YEAR!
By G. Leon

"It would be a hugely successful PPV event!"

First of all Bobfather, thank you for taking the time to speak with Boxingtalk while you're on vacation in Paris. I won't keep you long unless you're feeling talkative. Congrats on another successful Garden Party. Can you give us some thought on Vasiliy' Lomachenko's victory over Jose Pedaraza to unify the WBO and WBA lightweight titles? I was thrilled with the show, I thought Loma looked terrific. Pedraza put up a great battle and showed what a warrior he is. The Mexican (Emanuel Navarrete who won the WBO 122-pound championship), we knew he was a tremendous fighter who was going to give Isaac Dogboe a tremendous fight and not only did he do that, he beat him decisively which was a surprise to many, but to the victor go the spoils. And Teofimo Lopez just blew everybody away. That knockout [of Mason Menard], I mean if it was in a movie nobody would believe it. It was like a cartoon knockout where a guy goes down and very slowly falls on his face.

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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


JUNIOR FA SEES ACTION IN NEW ZEALAND THIS WEEKEND

Press Release: Heavyweight Junior Fa (15-0, 8 KOs) of New Zealand will see action on the undercard of a show topped by former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker this weekend. While Parker (24-2) faces Alexander Flores (17-1-1), Fa will battle Rogelio Omar Rossi (20-6-1, 13 KOs) of Argentina, in a scheduled ten-round bout. The show takes place at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 29-year-old Fa defeated Parker twice as an amateur. Fa's last fight was a ten-round unanimous decision against Luis Pascual (now 13-4) in June. Southpaw Rossi enters the ring inactive for a year, but having won two of his last three, including two first-round knockout wins.


 
DECEMBER 13, 2018 


ASLAMBEK IDIGOV TO STAY BUSY VS. KONSTANTIN PITERNOV

Press Release: On Tuesday, December 18th, at the Pyramid in Kazan, Russia, super middleweight Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov (14-0, 6 KOs) will stay active with a ten-round showdown against Konstantin “The Volga Cossack” Piternov (21-18).  Idigov  is a 5’ 8” bull who will be in his fourth fight this year since signing with Salita Promotions. The 23-year-old has been training mostly at the Kronk Gym in Detroit to prepare for his fights. “I had a great training camp and I look forward to putting it all on display December 18th,” said Idigov. “I have a very experienced opponent in front of me, but my skills will show that I am ready for the elite in the division.”


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DECEMBER 13, 2018 


STEVE ROLLS FACES KEANDRAE LEATHERWOOD IN TORONTO THIS WEEKEND

Press Release:  On Saturday, middleweight Steve Rolls (18-0, 10 KOs) of Toronto will match skills against KeAndrae Leatherwood (21-5-1, 13 KOs), of Alabama in a scheduled ten-round bout at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Rolls' hometown. Rolls returns to the ring following an eight-round unanimous decision against Damian Ezequiel Bonelli on April 18th in Toronto. Leatherwood's last fight was a May points win vs. Julio Garcia 25-8-2.



 
DECEMBER 12, 2018 


ARUM: CRAWFORD DATE COULD BE MOVING TO APRIL FOR "BIG FIGHT"
By G. Leon

Gvozdyk could return in February

Moments ago the Bobfather informed Boxingtalk.com that undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will likely move off the March 23rd ESPN date he's been penciled in for in favor of an April date for what Arum described as a big fight. Arum would not give any specifics on the opponent (Amir Khan ???).  "I'm sorry, but I can't say anything yet. I can tell you that if this happens (WBC light heavyweight champion) Oleksandr Gvozdyk will return to defend his title in February. Full interview with Arum to follow shortly. Remember where you heard it first. 

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DECEMBER 12, 2018 


PBC SIGNS UK BROADCAST DEAL WITH ITV

Press Release:  ITV announced and agreement with Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) to bring exclusive coverage of PBC boxing events to ITV viewers and fight fans in the United Kingdom. The collaboration is the first time that Haymon Sports and PBC has partnered with a UK broadcaster to stage boxing events regularly in the UK. The exclusive three-year deal will guarantee a minimum of 15 televised events each year, drawing from PBC's group of over 160 of the best boxers in the world in matches staged both in the UK and the US. 


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DECEMBER 12, 2018 


BILLY JOE SAUNDERS TO FACE HUNGARIAN SOFTIE

Edited Press Release: Billy Joe Saunders [who lost his WBO middleweight title due to a positive PED test this fall] makes his ring return on December 22nd in the friendly confines of England's Manchester Arena. Saunders will take on Hungary's Zoltan Sera (32-17-1) in a bid to extend Saunders' own record of 26-0. Sera, age 33, has fought at light heavyweight in his last two fights. Saunders vs. Sera will be an undercard fight on the big show topped by Josh Warrington defending his IBF featherweight title against two-weight world champion Carl Frampton.


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DECEMBER 12, 2018 


JULIAN WILLIAMS ON CURRENT JR. MIDDLE CHAMPS: "THEY ALL LOOK LIKE FOOD TO ME!"
By G. Leon

Congrats on last week's victory over Francisco Javier Castro (28-9). Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? "It was pretty good. It was a nice little warm up, a stay-busy fight. I was able to get some rounds in, train hard and make weight. I was hoping to get some rounds in for this fight, but it didn't go that far. I knew I was going to win the fight, but I didn't know I was going to knock him out. Most fighters want to get the knockout right away, but I wanted to get the rounds in mainly."



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DECEMBER 12, 2018 


CLARESSA SHIELDS PLANNING TO TAKE OVER IN 2019
By G. Leon

Congrats on your victory over Femke Hermans. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? "My performance was good but I can always be better. I only had two goals for the fight and that was to win the fight and to hit her hard to the body and I did both. When I watched the fight I graded myself C+."

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DECEMBER 12, 2018 


LOMACHENKO'S 2019 GOALS: "UNIFY AND FIGHT THE GUYS WHO TALK TOO MUCH!"
By G. Leon

Congrats on your victory over Jose Pedraza to unify the WBA and WBO lightweight titles. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? I'm very happy because I got one step closer to my dream. The next step will be the next belt. I want to say thank you to Pedraza and his team because they did a very good job. Was he more difficult than you expected? I told you before that his style was something I did not like. We had two different styles and styles make fights. Our styles did not mix well.

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DECEMBER 12, 2018 


LATE RESULT: BRIAN VERA LOSES TO SENA AGBEKO

Sena Agbeko W8 Brian Vera... Super middleweight Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko topped veteran Brian Vera (26-14 with 16 KOs) last Saturday in Murfreesboro, Tennesee, the first pro boxing card there in more than twenty years. Agbeko took a big step up in competition against Vera, a Texan who has wins over Andy Lee, Sergiy Dzinziruk and Sergio Mora among others. Agbeko, who is originally from Ghana, worked behind a solid jab and straight right hand to mostly keep Vera out of range. The gutsy Vera had a few moments of success but Agbeko weathered the storm and won convincingly. Scores were 79-73 on all three scorecards. source: TriStar Boxing


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DECEMBER 12, 2018 


JACOBS WANTS CANELO UNIFICATION ON CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND

Edited Press Release: IBF middleweight title holder Daniel Jacobs is gunning for a unification battle with world champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in 2019 – and the IBF ruler says their showdown is one of the biggest fights in boxing. Jacobs will be ringside at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night as Alvarez tests the water art suer middleweight in a challenge against WBA regular title holder Rocky Fielding.

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DECEMBER 12, 2018 


RODRIGUEZ TO TRAIN IN CUBA FOR INOUE FIGHT

Press Release: IBF bantamweight champion, Emmanuel Rodríguez (19-0, 12 KOs) and his team left for Havana, Cuba to continue training for his fight against Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs) in the semifinal round of the acclaimed World Boxing Super Series. Inoue holds the WBA's secondary title at bantamweight. The date and venue of the event will be announced soon.
 


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