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Stephen Edwards: If Williams beats Rosario, unification is a done deal

By Ivan Montiel Stephen “Breadman” Edwards-- a former Boxingtalk writer who now trains WBA/IBF junior middleweight champion Julian "JRock" Williams-- talks about Williams' upcoming title defense versus the Dominican Republic's Jeison “Banana” Rosario.Ivan Montiel: Talk to us about Williams vs Rosario, what can we expect Stephen Edwards:...

Sven Fornling released from hospital after TKO loss

By Scott Shaffer Dominic Boesel TKO11 Sven Fornling... Germany’s Dominic Boesel won the WBA light heavy interim title by stopping Sweden’s Sven Fornling (15-2) in round eleven. The fight took place at the Halle Messe Arena in Hallle, in front of a large crowd. The 30 year-old Boesel, a former European champion is now 30-1. Fornling's career my...

Ohara Davies looking forward to Tuesday's Golden Contract opponent selection

Press Release A rejuvenated Ohara Davies (19-2) is ready to "shut the mouths" of critics and blast ahead towards a world title shot. Davies, from London, is one of the favorites for the Golden Contract junior welterweight tournament that kicks off this week, with Tuesday’s opponent selection paving the way for fight night at York Hall...

William "Baby Face" Silva to face Arnold Barboza on Nov. 30th

Press Release Star Boxing has signed William "Baby Face" Silva (27-2, 15 KOs), who will close out 2019 against California-born, Arnold Barboza, Jr. (22-0, 9 KOs) at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on November 30th, to be featured on ESPN. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, the junior welterweight Silva began his boxing career well before...

Billam-Smith to face Glover plus hostile crowd on Saturday

Press Release Chris Billam-Smith has vowed to silence the crowd at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool on Saturday when he clashes with local cruiserweight Craig Glover (10-2, 8 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth crown, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. "The Gentleman" found himself on the wrong end of a split decision...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Oquendo returns to win column

Press Release Jonathan Oquendo W10 Charles Huerta... Last Thursday, Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo won a unanimous decision in the super featherweight division over Charles Huerta of California. The ten-round bout, held in Los Angeles, was scored a shutout for Oquendo (31-6). Oquendo was coming off a loss to Lamont Roach, Jr. in a fight...

Grag Of War serious about fighting KSI on DAZN

By G. Leon Greg Leon: What makes you think getting in a boxing ring with KSI is a good idea?  Grag Of War: Fighting is my business!  I have the number one street fighting YouTube channel in the world Stelka Street Fight, I have a fighting background with training and out of all the YouTubers around the world I have the highest watched...

Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem to face ex-titlist Ganigan Lopez

Press Release Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem has received the support of another Pakistan sports legend Wasim Akram ahead of his return to the ring on Friday’s Rotunda Rumble2 card at Caesars Bluewater in Dubai. Waseem (9-1, 7 KOs) goes up against [faded] former 108-pound title holder Ganigan Lopez (36-10). The event will be broadcast live...

Japanese heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto takes tough assignment vs. Daniel Dubois

Press Release One day after his December 21st opponent Kyotaro Fujimoto compared British heavyweight Daniel Dubois to a bear, and unveiled a man in a panda suit as his sparring partner, Dubois has warned that Fujimoto needs to be careful. Referencing his foes taunts, Daniel continued “he might be expecting a panda, but what he’ll get is...

DiBella plans big Broadway Boxing show for December 5th

Press Release DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing series, now in its 17th year, returns to Manhattan with its annual New York City Holiday Show at Terminal 5 in Hell's Kitchen on Thursday, December 5th. The 112th edition of Broadway Boxing will be live streamed on UFC Fight Pass, with a main event of O'Shaquie "Ice Water" Foster...

Uzbeki 2016 silver medalist signs co-pro with Golden Boy and World of Boxing

Press Release Super middleweight Bektemir Melikuziev (listed at 3-0 but more accurately 7-2 due to pro fights in the World Series of Boxing) has signed a co-promotional agreement with Golden Boy and Russia's World of Boxing. Details for his next fight will be announced shortly. Melikuziev is a 23 year-old puncher with an impressive...

Goulamirian retains bogus WBA title with easy win

Edited Press Release Arsen Goulamirian KO4 Kane Watts... Arsen Goulamirian, a top cruiserweight but one with a bogus belt, scored a fourth-round knockout over Kane Watts to retain his WBA cruiserweight super championship. The fight took place at the Accor Hotel Arena in Paris, France. Goulamirian (25-0) put his power on display, as he came...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Michel Soro remains a viable contender

Michel Soro TKO5 Cedric Vitu... Michel Soro proved he remains a legitimate contender in the 154-pound division by stopping Cedric Vitu (47-4) in an all-French battle at the Accor Hotel Arena in Paris. Soro stopped Vitu in the fifth round, taking the initiative throughout the contest while using his ring intelligence to wear...

Mexico's Yamileth Mercado gains WBC 122-pound title

Press Release Yamileth Mercado W10 Fatuma Zarika... Mexico's Yamileth “Yeimi” Mercado (15-2-0, 4 KOs) made history by becoming the first Chihuahuan woman to win a world title. Mercado defeated Kenya's Fatuma Zarika (32-13-2, 17 KOss) by unanimous decision to capture the WBC super bantamweight belt at the Poliforo of Ciudad...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Uzbekistan gold medalist gets KO

Fight Report Hassanboy Dusmatov KO2 Jesus Cervantes Villanueva ... On a Golden Boy show in Guanajuato, Mexico, 2016 Uzbek Olympic gold medalist Hassanboy Dusmatov scored a second-round knockout over Jesus Cervantes Villanueva (9-8). A body shot caused Villanueva to spit out his mouthpiece and take a ten count. Competing as a  junior...

Tereshkin and Mamedov win in Jamaica

Press Release Vladimir Tereshkin TKO5 Francisco Silvens... After extreme weather conditions caused a delayed start to an outdoor show in Jamaica, Russia's Vladimir Tereshkin won a battle of undefeated heavyweights, handing hard-hitting Dominican Francisco Silvens his first professional loss. Tereshkin (22-0-1) dropped Silvens (23-1) twice...

Lee McGregor adds British bantamweight belt to his collection

Press Release Lee McGregor W12 Kash Farooq... Scotland's Lee McGregor owns both the British and Commonwealth bantamweight championships after winning a battle with Kash Farooq. After toe-to-toe action for twelve rounds at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow,  McGregor (8-0, 6 KOs) secured the split decision win to hand Farooq (13-1, 6 KOs) the...

Thanderz wins in Norway via split decision

Press Release Katharina Thanderz W10 Danila Ramos... Norway's Katharina Thanderz (13-0, 2 KOs) prevailed in a bloody battle with Danila Ramos (8-2, 1 KO) last night in her nation's capital city, Oslo, to claim the WBC interim title at super featherweight. In a fast-paced and exciting affair, Thanderz had to withstand some early pressure...

Navarrete to defend title in Puebla, Mexico

Press Release WBO junior featherweight king Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete will make his fourth world title defense in less than seven months against Francisco “Panchito” Horta Saturday, Dec. 7th at Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico. In the co-feature, Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will make the eighth defense of his IBF junior...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: More results from Norway

Press Release Kai Robin Havnaa W10 Mariano Angel Gudino... Kai Robin Havnaa (16-0, 13 KOs), the son of former WBO cruiserweight champion Magne Havnaa, had to overcome a tough test to retain his undefeated record. [The main event also ended in a split decision win for a Norwegian boxer]. Havnaa defeated Argentina's Mariano Angel Gudino (13-4,...

John Ryder giving up lots of height to Callum Smith

Press Release John Ryder is hoping to prove that size isn’t everything when he challenges Liverpool’s super middleweight king Callum Smith for his WBA super championship at the M&S Bank Arena on Saturday November 23rd, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Smith towered over Ryder at their press conference stare down photos...

Roberson Sports Management signs Divante Jones and Garreth Payton

Press Release Roberson Sports Management has announced the signing of two more boxers: junior welterweight Divante "The Dominator" Jones (9-2) and cruiserweight Garreth Payton. Divante started boxing at the age of seven after getting in to a fight after school on the school bus. "When he got home I told my dad what happened. my dad...

Argentina's Palmetta gets big ShoBox win

Press Release Alberto Palmetta TKO10 Erik Vega 2016 Argentinian Olympian Alberto Palmetta put a late exclamation point on a career-best win, scoring a final-round TKO of previously undefeated Mexican welterweight Erik Vega in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Palmetta is now listed at 13-1,...

More ShoBox results: Joe George wins controversial decision

Press Release Joe George W10 Marcos Escudero... In an entertaining co-feature on the ShoBox broadcast from Iowa, Houston’s Joe George (10-0, 6 KOs) won a controversial split decision over the much busier Marcos Escudero (10-1, 9 KOs). The judges scored the fight 97-94 (George), 97-93 (George) and 96-94 (Escudero). Argentina’s Escudero began...

Andrew Moloney gets super flyweight win in Australia

Press Release Andrew Moloney TKO9  Elton Dharry... Australia's Andrew Moloney is the new WBA interim super flyweight title holder after defeating Elton Dharry via technical knockout at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne. The undefeated 28 year-old got his rival to quit in the ninth round after a dominant display of boxing skill. At the...

Luis Ortiz training camp update

Press Release Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis "King Kong" Ortiz shared his final thoughts from training camp before he steps in to rematch WBC champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder Saturday, November 23rd in the Fox Sports PBC Pay-Per-View main event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  Tickets for the event, which is...

Shields-Habazin shifted to Atlantic City on January 10th

Press Release The showdown between undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields and Ivana Habazin has been rescheduled for Friday, January 10th live on Showtime from Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Shields and Habazin will face off for the vacant WBC and WBO 154-pound world titles as Shields attempts to make history...

ShoBox weigh-in report from Sloan, Iowa

Press Release 2016 Olympian Alberto Palmetta (12-1, 8 KOs) and Erik Vega (16-0, 9 KOs) both made the welterweight limit prior to tonight (Friday's) ShoBox: The New Generation broadcast from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. The 24-year-old Vega, of Tijuana, Mexico, will make his U.S. debut against his toughest test to date,...

Rigondeaux books first fight at bantamweight

Press Release Former world 122-pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and former IBF 115-pound title holder Liborio Solis will battle on Saturday, December 21st on Fox and Fox Deportes at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. At stake will be the WBA regular title in the bantamweight (118-pound) division. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m....

Weigh-in report from Oslo

Press Release Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) and Danila Ramos (8-1, 1 KO) both made weight today ahead of their interim WBC interim super featherweight title fight on Saturday at the Ekeberghallen in Oslo, Norway. Thanderz weighed in at 129.2 pounds, a little more than a pound above Ramos (128.1). The card also features Norway’s number...

UFC Fight Pass Weigh-in Report from Salt Lake City

Press Release Tonight, two boxers managed by Split-T Management will be in action at The Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Welterweight Ivan Golub takes on Janer Gonzalez (19-2-1) in a ten-round contest, while undefeated junior middleweight Ardreal Holmes battles Jose Antonio Abreu (14-6) in a eight-round bout. Golub weighed in at...

ESPN+ to stream four shows this weekend

Press Release Four fight cards from around the world will stream live this weekend on the ESPN+ streaming service. Melbourne, Australia will be the first stop, as twin brothers Jason and Andrew Moloney will kick off the weekend starting Friday at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT...  Rocky Fielding will see action in Liverpool for the first time...

Golden Boy announces Ulysse-Barroso for December

Press Release Canadian junior welterweight Yves Ulysse Jr. (18-1, 9 KOs) will return to the ring against Venezuela's Ismael Barroso (21-3-2, 20 KOs) in the twelve-round main event of Thursday Night Fights on Dec. 5th at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. In the co-feature, D’Mitrius Ballard (20-0, 13 KOs) of Maryland...

Cason-Brown tops Maryland bill on Saturday

Press Release Cruiserweight Muhsin "Silent Killer" Cason (5-0, 3 KOs), makes his way back to the ring this Saturday, November 16th, against Montez Brown (8-1, 6 KOs) when two power-punchers collide at the La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  The six-round main event bout is being promoted by Shabazz Brotherz Boxing. Cason, who...

Wilder-Ortiz II conference call transcript

Press Release Ray Flores: We are very excited for next Saturday November 23rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the highly anticipated rematch between boxing's longest reigning heavyweight champion "The Bronze Bomber" Deontay Wilder who puts his WBC championship on the line once again against the hard hitting Luis "King...

Mexico's Nery vows to finish off Rodriguez in less than four rounds

Press Release Former IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-1) of Puerto Rico will return to the ring on November 23rd to face undefeated former WBC bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery on November 23rd in Las Vegas. The 118-pound match-up will be on the same pay-per-view show featuring the Deontay Wilder vs. Luis...

Tapales to face Iwasa for interim title

Press Release Ex-bantamweight title holder Marlon Tapales of the Philippines and ex-122 pound title holder Ryosuke Iwasa of Japan will go toe-to-toe for the IBF interim 122-pound title on Saturday, December 7th live on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by undefeated...

Nowegian boxing news: Thanderz and Ramos face off at final press conference

Press Release Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) came face to face with her opponent Danila Ramos (8-1, 1 KO) for the first time at a press conference today in Oslo ahead of their interim WBC 130-pound title fight on Saturday night. Thanderz, a former European champion, headlines at the Ekeberghallen, while Norway’s number one male boxer...

Leo Santa Cruz workout quotables

Press Release Three-division title holder Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz showed off his skills at a media workout in Los Angeles Wednesday as he prepares to battle Miguel "El Michoacan" Flores for the vacant WBA super featherweight title on Saturday, November 23rd in the Fox Sports PBC Pay-Pay-View co-main event from the MGM Grand...

John Joe Nevin: I'm coming to hunt the champions down

Press Release Irish ace John Joe Nevin scoffs at suggestions that he is being pitched into a world-class assignment without the appropriate professional seasoning. In 13 paid outings so far, the 2012 Olympic finalist and 2013 European amateur gold medallist is yet to feature beyond eight rounds.  However, at London’s York Hall this...