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Remembrances of Pernell Whitaker

By Doveed Linder In recent years, I have had the privilege of interviewing numerous people affiliated with Main Events, the promotion company who promoted former 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist and four-division world champion Pernell Whitaker.  Whitaker was struck by a car last Sunday, passing away at age 55.  Below are a few quotes about...

ESPN+ reveals line-up for Saturday's British show

Press Release British welterweight hopeful Michael “The Problem” McKinson (16-0, 2 KOs), a native of Portsmouth, England, will take on Russia's Evgeny Pavko (18-2-1, 13 KOs) in a ten-rounder on the next edition of MTK Fight Night this Saturday from the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England. McKinson-Pavko will headline a scheduled...

Riakporhe ready for Billiam-Smith

Press Release British cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe (-0) says he will beat Chris Billam-Smith (also 9-0) “in every department” at London's O2 Arena on Saturday July 20th, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US. With just nine fights to his name, the 29-year-old expects to become even more of a problem in his...

DiBella praises UFC Fight Pass' commitment to women's boxing

Press Release WBA 154-pound champion Hanna "La Amazona Black" Gabriels (19-2-1, 11 KOs) returns home on Wednesday, July 17th to defend her title against Abril Vidal (8-0, 3 KOs) of Argentina. Gabriels vs. Vidal will be the first of three women's world title fights streamed live exclusively on UFC Fight Pass over the next six...

Gervonta Tank Davis Conference call transcript

Press Release Promoter Leonard Ellerbe:  Mayweather Promotions is really thrilled to bring this very exciting event to where it all started for our two-time super featherweight champion, who really beat the odds to making it to where he is now and it’s only really the beginning for Gervonta Davis. We expect a star studded event, filled with...

Hitchins-Crawley to top July 27th Showtime stream

Showtime Sports will live stream three undercard bouts on Saturday, July 27th from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore leading up to Gervonta Davis’ homecoming title defense. The stream begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on Showtime Sports' YouTube channel and boxing Facebook page. Richardson Hitchins (pictured) (9-0, 5 KOs),...

Quillin Says He's Going To Finish Truax "as soon as possible"

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How's everything going in preparation for your upcoming August 31st rematch with Caleb Truax [the first bout was a no contest]? Peter Quillin: "We've been working, we've been feeling good and the preparation is going great. I have a little more control of this camp than the last one and I feel a lot more durable...

Rivas says he'll be left standing after Whyte fight

Press Release Colombian Oscar Rivas, who is now based in Canada,  is determined to be the “last man standing” at The O2 in London on Saturday July 20th after his heavyweight clash with Dillian Whyte, to be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN in the US. The undefeated Rivas heads into the bout on the back of his biggest...

Emanuel Navarrete to defend vs. Francisco De Vaca next month

Press Release The soccer field will become a boxing battleground Saturday, August 17th, as WBO junior featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete makes the second defense of his title against fellow Mexican-born Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca. In the other featured bout, Jose Benavidez Jr. will battle former WBA welterweight...

Catching up with Yordenis Ugas

Press Release Cuba's Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) wrapped up his final day of training camp and talked about his upcoming showdown with Omar Figueroa Jr. (28-0-1, 19 KOs), a twelve-round WBC welterweight eliminator that will be a part of this Saturday's pay-per-view telecast headlined by Keith "One Time" Thurman defending the...

PBC's Pacquiao-Thurman predictions are in

Press Release The predictions are in from around the boxing world and the expert group that was polled is nearly split 50-50, but overall gives eight-division champion Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao a slight edge over WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith "One Time" Thurman ahead of their Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports...

Finland's Wahlstrom books Vegas title defense

Press Release WBC 130-pound champion Eva Wahlstrom has a new title challenger-- Ronica "Queen" Jeffrey-- who has replaced Yareli "Chocolita" Larios in the August 2nd headliner at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions is offering free admission for this show, which will also be streamed on UFC...

Seventeen year-old Mielnicki gets KO1 in pro debut

Press Release Vito Mielnicki Jr. KO1 Tamarcus Smith... Seventeen year-old Vito Mielnicki Jr. blasted out Tamarcus Smith in just 76 seconds in his professional debut on Saturday night at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  Mielnicki, the youngest boxer ever granted a license in The Garden State, and a Roseland, New Jersey...

Late results from New York City

Press Release Titus Williams TKO1 Aaron Echeveste Lopez ... In Friday's main event at Club Amazura in Queens, New York., featherweight Titus Williams (9-2, 4 KOs) needed less than a round to dispose of Aaron Echeveste Lopez (6-4, 3 KOs). The right-handed Williams put on a display of well-timed counter punching while holding court in the...

Manny Pacquiao conference call transcript

Press Release Manny Pacquiao's publicist Fred Sternburg: Thank you for joining us today. Manny had an amazing camp. According to Freddie and according to Manny it may be their best camp in many years. They're very excited. It's the biggest challenge they've had in a long time. Manny has spent about four weeks training in the Philippines....

Pernell Whitaker, 1964-2019

By Scott Shaffer One of the greatest boxers of recent decades, and perhaps the greatest lightweight and the greatest defensive boxer of all time, Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker died Sunday in Virginia when he was struck by a car. Whitaker, age 55, is a Hall of Famer who fought the very best and compiled an endless resume of amazing...

Pernell Whitaker fatally struck by car in Virginia last night

One of the all time great pound for pound fighters and arguably THE greatest lightweight and defensive fighter of all time, Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker was killed on Sunday night when he was struck by a car in Virginia Beach, Virigina. Whitaker, a six time world champion and 1984 Olympic Golde Medalist was 55 years old. He...

Update: Flores says he is fine, wants to reschedule Wallin bout

By Scott Shaffer Friday's ShoBox co-feature was cancelled on the day of the fight when heavyweight BJ Flores was denied a boxing license in the state of Washington because of a dispute about his medical evaluations. Flores was scheduled to face undefeated Otto Wallin. Here is a statement Flores issued on social media: "I had a clear MRI,...

Nikolai Potapov addresses majority decision loss

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on a great showing against Joshua Greer Jr. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance and tell us how you feel about the decision (a majority decision loss by scores of 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112)? Nikolai Potapov: I was in great shape and controlled the fight with my skills.  Greer is not a...

Mick Conlan doesn't see step up bout vs Ruiz going the distance

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How's everything going in training camp for your August 3rd bout against Diego Alberto Ruiz? Mick Conlan:"This is the best camp I've had so far as a professional without a doubt. I've basically stayed in camp and in shape my last fight on March 16th, so I'm ready." GL: Has the opponent change from Vladimir...

Ronny Rios bursts Diego De La Hoya hype bubble

By Scott Shaffer Ronny Rios KO6 Diego De La Hoya... Californian's Ronny Rios burst the Diego De La Hoya hype bubble over the weekend, stopping the cousin of the promoter / hall of famer Oscar De La Hoya in round six over the weekend in Carson, California. Rios (31-3) landed a hard uppercut in round six that dropped De La Hoya (21-1) to a knee....

Szpilka refuses to trash talk with Chisora

Press Release Pokish heavyweight  Artur Szpilka has refused to engage in any trash talk with Britain's Derek Chisora and has instead promised to let his fists do the talking at The O2 in London on Saturday July 20th, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US. Although Szpilka’s dream of becoming the first ever...

Jamal James wins tough fight vs. Antonio DeMarco

Press Release Jamal James W10 Antonio DeMarco... Former lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco gave welterweight Jamal James all he could handle during a ten-round war that saw James emerge victorious Saturday. In front of a hometown capacity crowd at the Armory in Minneapolis, James prevailed by unanimous decision but faced a serious gut...

Washington Scores Come-From-Behind TKO of Helenius

Press Release Gerald Washington TKO8 Robert Helenius... After struggling in the middle rounds,  heavyweight  Gerald Washington (20-3-1, 13 KOs) snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a huge knockout of Robert Helenius (28-3, 17 KOs) in the eighth round of their scheduled ten-round bout. It was a competitive back-and-forth...

Undercard results from Minneapolis: Martin wins

Press Release Charles Martin TKO4 Daniel Martz... Former IBF heavyweight titleholder Charles Martin (27-2-1, 24 KOs) stopped Daniel Martz (18-7-1, 15 KOs) in the fourth round after looking lackluster early on. Martin took some time to get going but, once he did, he landed straight left hands with ease. He dropped Martz twice in the...

Shakur Stevenson destroys Guevara inside 3 rounds

By G. Leon Shakur Stevenson KO3 Alberto Guevara: Undefeated featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson improved to 12-0 with 7 KOs with a one-sided destruction of late replacement Alberto Guevara, who took the fight on eight days notice. Stevenson was able to land what he wanted to, when he wanted to and the egregrious nature of his...

Potapov Promoter: We were robbed, appeal Greer's decision win forthcoming!

By G. Leon Joshua Greer Jr. W12 Nikolai Potapov: Bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr (21-1-1, 12 KOs) got all he could handle and more from fellow world rated Nikolai Potapov (20-2-1, 11 KOs) in a razor thin fight that could have gone either way. Naturally Potapov's promoter Dmitriy Salita feels that his fighter got the short end of...

Daniel Dubois, Joe Joyce get big heavyweight wins in Britain

Press Release Daniel Dubois TKO5 Nathan Gorman... A battle of unbeaten British heavyweights saw Danirl Dubois claim the vacant domestic title against Nathan Gorman.  It was a cagey, tension-filled start to this long-awaited showdown with Dubois the more eager to dictate proceedings, with Gorman quick on the counter. There were some...

Out-of-shape Franklin escapes with controversial win

Press Release Undefeated heavyweight Jermaine Franklin Jr., escaped with a narrow split-decision victory over Jerry Forrest Friday night on ShoBox at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.Two of the judges scored the fight 97-93 for Franklin with the third judge seeing it 96-95 in favor of Forrest. All three ShoBox commentators...

Failed meds test likely means retirement for BJ Flores

By Scott Shaffer The ShoBox co-feature was cancelled on the day of the fight when BJ Flores was denied a boxing license. Flores was scheduled to face Otto Wallin in a heavyweight contest. He weighed in yesterday and appeared fine, although that does not mean he should have been allowed to fight. But it does beg the question, why did...

Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti wins ShoBox opener

Press Release Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti W10 Luis Porozo ... In the opening bout of the ShoBox telecast, Tacoma fan-favorite Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti (17-0, 7 KOs) scored a unanimous ten-round decision against former Ecuadorian Olympian Luis Porozo (14-1, 7 KOs). The scores in the super featherweight bout were 98-92 (twice) and 97-93....

Flanagan, Murray get decisive wins in Liverpool

Press Release Terry Flanagan KO5 Jonas Segu... Former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (34-2, 14 KOs) ended a two-fight losing streak in Liverpool, England, knocking out Jonas Segu (19-9-2) in the fifth round of their bout.Flanagan said later, iIn the first round I had a look at him as I knew he would swing and be awkward, then as...

Kovalev-Yarde announced for Chelyabinsk, Russia on August 24th

Press Release Sergey Kovalev (pictured) will defend his WBO light heavyweight championship in Chelyabinsk, Russia on August 24th against undefeated Anthony Yarde of Britain. The fight will be broadcast live and exclusive in the UK on BT Sport. Yarde, 18-0 with 17 KOs, has accepted his delayed mission of heading into the home nation of...

Bejenaru ends long layoff with a win

Press Release Constantin Bejenaru TKO6 Jose Corral... At the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, cruiserweight Constantin Bejenaru (14-0, 4 KOs) got back to business after a year and a half away by pounding out a sixth-round TKO over Mexico's Jose Corral (20-25 with 12 KOs). [Corral started his career as a junior welterweight]....

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Dickens wins in Liverpool

Press Release Jazza Dickens W10 Nathaniel May ... Hometown hero Jazza Dickens rewarded his loyal supporters with a victory, defeating Nathaniel May in a featherweight contest at the Liverpool Olympia in Liverpool, England. Dickens (27-3, 11 KOs) topped May (21-2, 12 KOs) in an entertaining back-and-forth battle that Dickens won by...

Junior middleweight Kieron Conway joins Matchroom roster

Press Release British junior middleweight Kieron Conway (12-1-1) has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing. Conway, 23, is coming off a challenge for the British title against reigning champion Ted Cheeseman at York Hall in London last month, but was left frustrated as the contest ended in a draw. The Kings Heath Boxing...

Amir Khan gets easy win over Billy Dib

By Scott Shaffer Amir Khan TKO4 Billy Dib... FIghting in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, Britain's Amir Khan-- a devout Muslim-- was treated like a hometown hero, and the former junior welterweight champion prevailed via fourth-round technical knockout over Australia's Billy Dib. Khan scored two knockdowns in the welterweight bout, one in round two and...

Sam Peter injures left shoulder while throwing a right hand!

By Scott Shaffer Hughie Fury TKO7 Sam Peter ... In a bizarre ending to a routine heavyweight bout, Hughie Fury got a seventh-round technical knockout win over Sam Peter in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  The bout ended when Peter injured his left shoulder. Although Peter was in obvious pain, the injury could not be pinpointed and Peter grabbed his...

Ryota Murata reverses loss to Rob Brant

By Scott Shaffer Ryota Murata TKO2 Rob Brant ... In Japan, 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Ryota Murata avenged the only loss of his pro career with a second-round technical knockout win over Rob Brant of the United States. Brant started off with the same style that worked well for him in their first meeting-- moving well and jabbing at a...

Ken Shiro strikes "Lightning" Taconing in four

By Scott Shaffer Ken Shiro TKO4 Jonathan Taconing... In the Osaka, Japan chief supporting bout, WBC 108-pound champion Kenshiro Teraji a/k/a Ken Shiro stopped Jonathan "Lightning" Taconing of the Philippines in round four. Shiro had Taconing's face cut in several places when a combination floored the challenger. Taconing got up quickly, clear...