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Fedosov KO gives Majidov a gruesome ankle injury

Edited Press Release Andrey Fedosov KO1 Mahammadrasul Majidov... The DAZN broadcast from Hollywood, Florida featured a heavyweight upset as Russia's Andrey Fedosov, inactive since 2018. shocked former world amateur champion Mahammadrasul Majidov at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Fedosov landed a booming right hand...

Ex-champ Vazquez gets stoppage win in Mexico

Source: MTK Miguel Vazquez W10 Isai Hernandez... In Monterrey, Mexico on Friday, former IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez secured a big stoppage win over Isai Hernandez (10-2-1, 7 KOs). Vazquez (43-10, 17 KOs) continued his resurgence and showed that he still possesses great power. He was in control throughout the majority of the...

Twitter Chatter: Grieving Jarrett Hurd explains his inactivity

Former 154-pound champion Jarrett Hurd on his absence from the ring, now fourteen months and counting: "Just to give y’all an update. I was training for a fight March and I had a tragedy in my life with the passing of my father. I took some time off to be with my mother and family. Things got pushed back but I’m back in the...

More belt madness: WBA creates interim title for Dubois vs. Dinu

Edited Press Release Daniel Dubois will return to the ring on Saturday June 5th to fight for the vacant WBA interim heavyweight title against the towering Romania's Bogdan Dinu. The 23-year-old Dubois was last in action at the end of November, [where he got stopped by] fellow Brit Joe Joyce in London. An absorbing battle came to a halt when...

Fox Sports 1 adds fight card for April 20th

Source: PBC Undefeated lightweights Frank Martin and Jerry Perez will go toe-to-toe in a ten-round battle that headlines FS1 PBC Fight Night and on Fox Deportes on Tuesday, April 20th at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. The telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will see unbeaten middleweight Jose Resendiz square...

A few words with Christopher Pearson

Source: Split-T Management Christopher Pearson on tonight's challenge against IBO supermiddleweight champion Carlos Gongora that airs on DAZN: "I’m ready to step up to the plate and deliver a sensational performance. I’ve got a lot of respect for Carlos, he came in this past December and put on a spectacular performance [stopping Ali Akhmedov in...

Heather Hardy comeback moved to May 14h

Source: DiBella Entertainment Promoter Lou DiBella announced that the debut of “Broadway Boxing Presents: Ladies Fight” has been rescheduled for Friday, May 14th in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the Embassy Suites Nashville SE. The event will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. The evening, marking the 18th anniversary of DiBella Entertainment’s...

New infra-red blanket aids boxers in making weight

Edited Press Release With several high-profile boxing and MMA athletes having difficulty making weight due to coronavirus-based closings of gyms and hotel saunas,a comoany named MiHIGH has developed portable infrared sauna blankets for use when athletes are confined to their hotel rooms during fight week. Top Rank has been providing the blankets...

Weigh-in report from England

Press Release Here are the weights for Saturday’s MTK Fight Night at the University of Bolton Stadium, live on IFL TV and ESPN+: Middleweights, 10 Rounds Danny Dignum (158.3 pounds) vs. Andrey Sirotkin (159.8); English Light-Heavyweight Title, 10 Rounds Dan Azeez (174.8) vs. Ricky Summers (174.2) Super Bantamweights,...

Weigh-in report from Philadelphia

Press Release Here are the weights for Saturday night's Price Promotions show at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia: Dylan Price 117.6 pounds -vs.- Elias Joaquino 118.6; Donald Smith 129.5 -vs,- Braulio Avila 134.2 Isiah Johnson 138.6 -vs.- David Loureiro 138.8 Naheem Parker 135.6 -vs.- Matt Apolinaris 134.1 Boimah Karmo 148.2...

Weigh-in report from Los Angeles

Source: PBC Former WBC junior middleweight champion Tony Harrison weighed 154.8 pounds, exactly one pound heavier than Bryant Perrella for Saturday's twelve-round contest on Fox that will be held in Los Angeles. For the co-feature, Omar Juarez very slightly outweighed ELias Araujo, 142 to 141.8 pounds. The FOx broadcast opens with...

Weigh-in report from Florida

Source: MTK Global Champion Demetrius Andrade and challenger Liam Williams both made weight as they prepare to do battle for the WBO middleweight title tomorrow night. Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs) challenges Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) for his world title at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN. The two men...

Rob Brant sues promoter Greg Cohen; accuses him of pocketing $100,000 step-aside fee

By Scott Shaffer Middleweight Rob Brant sued promoters Greg Cohen and Cory Rapacz in federal court in Nevada on Thursday, accusing them of fraud, violation of the Muhammad Ali Act and unjust enrichment among other things. Cohen was convicted of fraud, unrelated to boxing, and served a few months in prison last year. He is currently being...

Showtime unveils five months of scheduled fights

Press Release Showtime Sports and Premier Boxing Champions unveiled the following five-month boxing schedule:MAY 15 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Luis Nery vs. Brandon Figueroa, WBC super bantamweight title; Danny Roman vs. Ricardo Espinoza Franco, super bantamweight; Xavier Martinez vs. Abraham Montoya, super featherweight bout...

Puerto Rico's Josue Vargas to face Willie Shaw next week

Press Release Undefeated Puerto Rican junior welterweight Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas grew up idolizing the great Felix Trinidad, and soon he’ll have a building full of current Puerto Rican boxing fans cheering him on. Vargas will fight Willie Shaw (13-2 with 9 KOs) in a ten-round bout Saturday, April 24th at a sold-out Silver Spurs Arena...

Top Rank adds battle of unbeatens to crowded April 24th undercard

Press Release In other undercard action on Top Rank's April 24th show on ESPN+:Joseph Adorno (14-0-1, 12 KOs) vs. Jamaine Ortiz (14-0, 8 KOs)-- 8 Rounds, Lightweight-- Adorno returns from a nearly 16-month layoff hoping to return to the win column following his January 2020 draw against Hector Garcia. He has a chance to advance to...

Shields names MMA foe, extends deal with Salita

Edited Press Release Salita Promotions announced that unified world champion and Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields has signed a long-term promotional-contract extension with the company.  Salita, who has been with Shields since early in her historic journey, will continue to help guide the professional boxing side of Shields’ legendary...

Tony Harrison to have his brother running his corner

Press Release  Former WBC 154-pound champion Tony “Superbad” Harrison and hard-hitting southpaw Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella previewed their main event on a virtual press conference before they enter the ring on Fox PBC Fight Night and on Fox Deportes this Saturday, April 17th at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles....

Jermell Charlo to face Brian Castano for undisputed world 154-pound championship!

Source: Showtime On Saturday, July 17th, Showtime will present Jermell Charlo in a historical opportunity as he defends his WBC, WBA and IBF junior middleweight world titles against undefeated WBO champion Brian Castaño in a four-belt world championship fight.  Charlo and Castano are #1 and #2 respectively in Boxingtalk's junior...

WBC keeping tight control over bridgerweight title

By Scott Shaffer The WBC is keeping tight control over its newly created bridgerweight (224-pound) championship. Promoter Rodney Berman posted a message from WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman that laid out the future of the division as follows: The WBC inaugural championship fight will be between Oscar Rivas and Bryant Jennings. The match-up...

Russia's Sirotkin looking for road win in England

Press Release Russian middleweight Andrey Sirotkin plans on gaining revenge for a loss in his previous trip to England – as he prepares to face Danny Dignum on Saturday’s MTK Fight Night. Sirotkin (19-1, 7 KOs) faces Dignum (13-0, 7 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium this weekend, live on IFL TV. The last time Sirotkin fought...

South African card planned for June 26th

Press Release Boxing returns to South Africa's Emperor’s Palace on June 26th headlined by Lodumo Lamati fighting for the vacant IBO junior featherweight world title. Lamati (17-0-1), from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, is up against the 12-1-1 Jose Martin Estrada Garcia from Mexico. Garcia, a former Mexican bantamweight champion, has won...

Gongora to defend IBO title on Saturday

Press Release Carlos Gongora wants to build on his newfound fame as he prepares to defend his IBO super middleweight title against Christopher Pearson at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Fl. on Saturday April 17th, live worldwide on DAZN. Gongora (19-0 14 KOs) returns to the scene of his biggest win in the paid...

Sebastian Fundora training camp report

Press Release Sebastián “The Towering Inferno” Fundora will look to strengthen his case as an up-and-coming junior middleweight contender when he takes on Jorge "El Demonio" Cota in pay-per-view action on Saturday, May 1st at Dignity Healthy Sports Park in Carson, California.  “It definitely motivates me to have PBC put me on such a big...

Omar Juarez discusses replacement foe Elias Araujo

Press Release Omar “El Relampago” Juárez will look to continue his ascent up the 140-pound rankings when he takes on Argentina’s Elías “El Macho” Araujo in a ten-round showdown on Fox PBC Fight Night and on Fox Deportes this Saturday, April 17th from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. The 21 year-old Juarez (10-0, 5 KOs)...

A few words with British light heavyweight Dan Azeez

Press Release English light heavyweigh title holder Dan Azeez expects fireworks when he defends against Ricky Summers on Saturday’s MTK Fight Night at the University of Bolton Stadium this weekend, live on IFL TV. Azeez (12-0, 8 KOs) puts his belt on the line against Summers (17-2-1, 6 KOs) who has previously lost a challenge for the...

Miguel Vazquez headlines Monterey show on Friday

Source: MTK Global On Friday in Monterrey, Mexico, MTK Global and Miura Boxing will present a boxing show to be broadcast on ESPN+ in the USA, on ESPN Knockout in Mexico and Latin America, and on IFL TV worldwide. In the main event, former IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (42-10, 16 KOs) takes on Isai Hernandez (10-1-1, 7 KOs)....

Bare knuckle card in Birmingham on April 30th

Press Release Headlining BKFC-17 on April 30th in Birmingham, Alabama is a heavyweight clash between Dillon ‘Bad Boy’ Cleckler (2-0, 2 KOs) of Pensacola, FL and Josh ‘The Hammer’ Burns (1-0, 1 KO) of Dearborn, MI. Co-featured in the quarter finals of the BKFC 175-pound tournament is Birmingham's Marcel ‘Swift’ Stamps (2-1) facing off...

Triller acquires Fite streaming service

Edited Press Release TrillerNet (aka Triller Hold Co LLC), parent company of the social app Triller, today announced it has acquired Fite, the live-event and pay-per-view streaming platform.The deal gives Triller a major foothold in the live-event streaming space, expanding the reach of Triller’s AI-powered content and allowing the company...

Garcia vs. Fortuna booked for July 9th

Source: WBC Ryan García (21-0, 18 KO’s), will defend his WBC interim lightweight title against Javier “El Abejón” Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 knockouts), on Friday July 9th at a venue to be announced. “Little by little Ryan Garcia is silencing all the skeptics. And the only way to keep doing it is if he continues to face tougher challenges....

Andrade warns Williams to back up his talk

Press Release WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade has warned challenger Liam Williams to back up his talk on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, live worldwide on DAZN. Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) puts his title on the line for the fourth time against his Welsh mandatory challenger,...

Shields holding June 10th as date for MMA debut

Source: Twitter Professional Fighters League (an MMA organization):  "We have a date for Claressa Shields' debut: Thursday, June 10th!"Shields: "MMA debut is set! I’ve fought for the legacy in boxing long enough! I’m ready to make some real money while I go for more legacy. Boxing holla at me when the money...

Ring City reveals full undercard for next week

Press Release Ring City USA announced the entire undercard for its Thursday, April 22nd event at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York the first professional fight card to take place in the state since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020. Five professional fights plus four amateur bouts featuring West Point cadets...

Boxingtalk's KO Fix: Milton freezes his opponent

Edited Press Release Heavyweight Jeremiah Milton (3-0, 3 KOs), is fresh off his unusual first-round knockout against Jayvone Dafney (2-3, 2 KOs), in a fight that took place at the Osage Casino this past Saturday in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. A powerful right hand ended the bout in round one when Milton landed a powerful head shot. Dafney...

Joe Calzaghe is riding with Liam Williams to win title

Press Release Boxing legend Joe Calzaghe has backed his fellow Welshman, Liam Williams, to defeat Demetrius Andrade and become WBO middleweight champion on Saturday. Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs) challenges Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) for his belt at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN. Calzaghe reigned as WBO, and...

Danny Dignum in tough this weekend vs. Andrey Sirotkin

Press Release Danny Dignum has set his sights on reaching the top of the middleweight division – and knows that a win over Andrey Sirotkin will help him achieve that goal when they clash on this weekend’s MTK Fight Night. The University of Bolton Stadium plays host to a main event on Saturday in which Dignum (13-0, 7 KOs) battles...

A few words with BKFC president David Feldman

Press Release Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) president David Feldman spoke about what's next for both Britain Hart and Paige VanZant and updates on mixed martial artists Frank Mir and Wanderlei Silva who plan to fight for the promotion. Here is what he had to say: On Frank Mir:  We came to an agreement with Frank Mir, and...

Matchroom signs New Jersey light heavyweight Khalil Coe

Edited Press Release Matchroom announced the signing of Team USA's Khalil Coe, who will make his professional debut on the undercard of Devin Haney’s [secondary] WBC lightweight title defense against Jorge Linares at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Saturday May 29th, live worldwide on DAZN. The 24 year-old Coe, who will be guided by co-managers...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: late result from Argentina

Source: WBA Abraham Buonarrigo W9 Wenceslao Mansilla... In a nine-round light heavyweight bout held in Argentina, Abraham “Turco” Buonarrigo (9-1) defeated countryman Wenceslao Mansilla by unanimous decisiom. This was the main event  of a show that took place on Saturday in Villa Gobernador Galvez, in the province of Santa Fe. The tough...

Jake Paul accused of sexual assault

Source: NY Post On the week of his pay-per-view main event, Jake Paul has been accused of sexual assault by another social media personality. The alleged attack took place before the coronavirus pandemic but the alleged victim, Justine Paradise, released her allegations on a YouTube video last Friday, just eight days before Paul (2-0)...