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Catterall tops Taylor in rematch

Source: Top Rank Jack Catterall W12 Josh Taylor... After 27 months of debate, Jack "El Gato" Catterall finally got his revenge. Catterall defeated Josh Taylor by unanimous decision in their twelve-round junior welterweight rematch on Saturday at First Direct Arena in Leeds, England.  It was a far more fan-friendly affair than their...

WBA issues confounding bridgerweight ruling

By Scott Shaffer On November 28, 2023, the WBA  approved Evgeny Tishchenko and Leon Harth to fight for the newly created [224-pound] WBA bridgerweight title. On December 9th, Tishchenko and Harth fought in Dubai, with Tishchenko winning by sixth-round technical knockout and gaining recognition as the champion, recognition that would prove to...

Watch: Mbilli continues super middleweight run

By Scott Shaffer Christian Mbilli KO1 Mark Heffron... In Shawnigan, British Columbia, Canada, super middleweight contender Christian Mbilli annihilated Mark Heffron in less than a minute with a debilitating body shot. Mbilli, based in Canada but born in Cameroon, is 27-0 and avoided like the plague by most super middleweight contenders....

Watch: Makhmudov returns with big KO

By Scott Shaffer Arslanbek Makhmudov KO2 Miljan Rovcanin... Heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov, a Russian fighting out of Canada, returned from defeat with a second-round knockout of Serbia's Miljan Rovcanin. In both rounds, Rovcanin (27-4) was knocked down and practically through the ropes. The second time he did not beat the count.Makhmudov...

Wasserman's June 14th show changes venues

Press Release  Abass Baraou’s maiden defense of the EBU European junior middleweight title on Friday, June 14th will take place at a new venue. Baraou faces Macaulay McGowan, live and free on UK's Channel 5 next month, with the contest originally due to be held at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. But circumstances outside the control...

Okolie smashes Rozanski for WBC bridgerweight belt

By Scott Shaffer Lawrence Okolie TLO1 Lukasz Rozanski ... Lawrence Okolie knocked down Lukasz Rozanski three times in the opening round to win the WBC bridgerweight (224-pound) world title in Poland on Friday night. The fight was not really of world-level quality as Rozanskio looked out of shape and generally awful, but the win technically...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions: Josh Taylor (19-1) vs. Jack Catterall (28-1) II (junior welterweights) … prediction: Catterall by decision; Dina Thorslund (21-0) vs. Seren Cetin (11-0) (WBC & WBO bantamweight titles) … prediction: Thorslund by unanimous decision; Christian Mbilli (26-0) vs. Mark...

Chaney vs. Hunter pre-fight quotes

Edited Press Release Ahead of his “Fists of Fury” event on Friday, June 7th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, promoter Don King, and the two heavyweights who fight each other that night, Cassius Chaney and Michael “The Bounty” Hunter, addressed the media. Chaney (23-2, 16 KOs) of Connecticut, will battle...

Jermaine Franklin stops Devin Vargas

Source: Salita Promotions Jermaine Franklin Jr. TKO6 Devin Vargas... Jermaine “The 989 Assassin” Franklin Jr. kept his hopes for another run at the heavyweight title alive on Thursday by scoring a sixth-round TKO over a durable, but under-powered Devin Vargas at Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit. Fighting in the ten-round main event of Salita...

More results from Detroit: Ali Akhmedov wins early

Source: Salita Promotions Ali Akhmedov TKO2 Encarnacion Diaz ... In Thursday's opening televised bout from Detroit, super middleweight Ali Akhmedov (21-1, 16 KOs) of Kazakhstan cut his scheduled ten rounder against San Francisco’s Encarnacion Diaz (18-5, 11 KOs) short by stopping him at 2:14 of round two. It was one-way traffic in the bout, as...

Weigh-in report from Leeds, England

Source: Top Rank Here are the weigh-in results for the three featurd bouts on Saturday's ESPN+ broadcast from the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England: Josh Taylor 139.6 pounds. vs. Jack Catterall 139.8 (twelve rounds) Referee: Kevin Parker; Judges: Kieran McCann, Mark Bates and Lee Every; Cheavon Clarke 199.3 vs. Ellis...

Boxingtalk's Friday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtakl's preiction for Friday's biggest bouts: Lukasz Rozanski (15-0) vs. Lawrence Okolie (19-1) (WBC bridgerweight title) … prediction: Okolie by early knockout; Fiodor Czerkaszyn (23-1) vs. Jorge Cota (31-6) (middleweights) … prediction: Czerkaszyn by unanimous decision; Jan Czerklewicz (12-1) vs....

Batirzhan Jukembayev stops Ivan Redkach

Source: WBA Kazakhstan's Batirzhan Jukembayev got a significant win in the junior welterweight division, scoring a fifth-round technical knockout win over Ivan Redkach on Wednesday night at the Whitesands Events Center in Plant City, Florida. Jukembayev showed his dominance from the start of the bout and was cruising, with the entire...

Emiliano Vargas to step up to eight rounders

Source: Top Rank Junior welterweight Emiliano Fernando Vargas is ready for more rounds. The son of former champion Fernando Vargas will fight in his first scheduled eight-rounder against Jose Zaragoza (9-8-2, 3 KOs) on Friday, June 21st, at Fontainebleau Las Vegas.  Vargas-Zaragoza will support a card headlined by the WBO featherweight...

Spotlight on Adames vs. Gausha

Source: PBC Recently elevated to WBC middleweight champion after making two defenses of his interim belt, Carlos Adames of the Dominican Republic will step in to make the first defense of his newly minted title when he faces former Olympian Terrell Gausha in a Las Vegas matchup that kicks off PBC's pay-per-view show on Saturday, June...

Golden Boy signs junior lightweight Joshua Garcia

Source: Golden Boy Golden Boy Promotions has announced on social media that it has signed undefeated junior lightweight Joshua "El Americano" Garcia to a promotional contract. From Moreno Valley, California, Garcia is 21 years old and has a pro record of 8-0 with 4 KOs. He was inactive in 2023 but has two wins in his 2024 campaign, a...

Taylor: "It's music to my ears" to hear Catterall predict a KO

Press Release The tagline for Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall II is "Hate Runs Deep," but for Taylor, the former undisputed world 140-pound champion and Catterall, who many feel was robbed in their first fight, winning is the primary mission. More than two years after they dueled for twelve rounds in Taylor's home country, Scotland,...

JC Martinez vacates title to campaign at 115

Source: WBC Mexico's Julio César “Rey” Martínez has notified the WBC that he will vacate its flyweight championship in order to move up to the super flyweight division. Martínez (21-2-2, 15 KOs) won the title in 2019 and made seven successful defenses of his crown. He fought his most recent bout on March 30th, vanquishing the...

Cruiserweight update: European title now vacant

Source: Boxxer Isaac Chamberlain will face Jack Massey for the vacant European and Commonwealth cruiserweight titles on Saturday, June 15th at South London’s Selhurst Park stadium, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA. Chamberlain was set to challenge Poland's Michal Cieslak for the European championship,...

Mikaelian out of title defense due to sparring injury

Source: Don King Productions WBC cruiserweight champion Noel “The Dark Horse” Mikaelian (27-2, 12 KOs) has been forced out of his world title defense against Canada's Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (20-1, 19 KOs) due to a cut near his eye. Mikaelian suffered the injury while preparing for his June 7th showdown. Although disappointed, Mikaelian says that...

ESPN+ to stream Taylor vs. Caterall II

Source: Top Rank ESPN+ will broadcast the highly anticipated rematch between former world junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor (pictured) and Jack Catterall this Saturday, May 25th at 3:15 p.m. ET/12:15 p.m. PT exclusively in the U.S. The event takes place at First Direct Arena in Leeds, England.  Since the controversial split decision...

Elvis Rodriguez rejoins the Top Rank family

Press Release Junior welterweight Elvis Rodriguez (15-1-1, 13 KOs) has signed a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank, the company that guided him from 2019 to 2021. Rodriguez is scheduled to fight in a ten-rounder on Saturday, June 29th on the Teofimo Lopez-Steve Claggett undercard at James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida....

French update: Riviere to face Sangue for third time

Source: WBF French lightweight Anthony Riviere (12-6-1 with 2 KOs) will be looking to close a chapter on a domestic rivalry when he fights his countryman Alain Sangue (14-9-2 with 3 KOs), in a rubber-match on June 7th in his hometown of Blagnac. Riviere defeated Sangue by split decision in a non-title fight in March of last year but...

ProBox presents another strong main event tonight

Press Release Batyrzhan Jukembayev will face Ivan Redkach on tonight's (May 22nd) junior welterweight main event on ProBox TV. The bout is set to headline a night of 50-50 fights, beginning at 8 PM EST in Plant City, Florida. Jukembayev, who holds a record of 22-1 with 16 knockouts, is currently on a four-fight win streak. Originally...

Joe Joyce to face Derek Chisora

Source: Queensberry Promotions London heavyweights Joe Joyce (pictured) and Derek Chisora will headline at The O2 on Saturday July 27th, live on TNT Sports. It is a domestic collision that appears to have been on the table for some time, with Joyce (16-2, 15 KOs), the former WBO interim champion, having been calling out the man nicknamed "War" since...

New dates for Prizefighter tourney announced

Source: Matchroom The return of Prizefighter has officially been confirmed for Monday, July 15th and it will be shown live on DAZN (excluding Asia). The champion of the eight-man 2024 Prizefighter series will pocket $1 million. The quarter-finals of the Japanese version of the tournament will be held at Osaka’s Yamato Arena with...

Jermaine Franklin: "I’m just trying to get back to the top fights"

Source: Salita Promotions Some of the boxers scheduled for battle on Thursday's “Big Time Boxing USA” event showed off their skills at a media workout today at the Kronk Gym in Detroit before the Salita Promotions event. The fights will take place at the Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit and stream live on DAZN (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). Featured during...

Johnny Fisher to fight Alen Babic on July 6th

Source: Matchroom Romford, England heavyweight Johnny Fisher will take on Croatian knockout artist Alen Babic at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday July 6th, shown live worldwide on DAZN. The big punching Fisher, age 25, is quickly establishing himself on the domestic scene with an explosive record of 11 fights and 10 knockouts...

Spotlight on Russell vs. Puello

PBC's June 15th pay-per-view event lineup will feature Gary Antuanne Russell, from the fighting Russell family, stepping in for a twelve-round showdown against former WBA champion Alberto Puello, who was stripped for doping violations. The 140-pound clash will be contested for the WBC's interim title. Fighting out of his...

Introducing Indian welterweight Faizan Anwar

Press Release Indian welterweight Faizan Anwar (17-0, 9 KOs) will be showcased this Saturday in the fourth edition of the Rising Stars Arabia (RSA) series at Space 42 Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The show is promoted by AAM Seddiqi Sports and hosted in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism. The 22...

Lyndon Arthur to face Liam Cameron in June

Source: Wasserman Boxing Lyndon Arthur (23-2) will battle Liam Cameron (23-5), live and free-to-air on the UK's Channel 5 on Friday June 21st. The former IBO title holder returns to the ring this summer, fighting for the first time since his loss vs. WBA champion Dmitry Bivol in Saudi Arabia last December. Arthur faces ‘Cannonball’ Cameron at...

California's Fight Club OC to offer summer boxing camp

Press Release California's Fight Club OC will take its name and reputation and affix it to a new project….. a summer youth fight camp. Fight Club OC and SOCA Fights promoter Roy Englebrecht announced today the Inaugural Fight Club OC summer youth camp in California. Set for July 22nd to August 2nd, this two-week camp will be held at the...

Zayas to be honored in Puerto Rican Day parade

Press Release The Puerto Rican Day Parade Committee has selected junior middleweight Xander Zayas as the recipient of its "Sports Star" honor for the 2024 Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City. The 21 year-old Zayas has shown talent, dedication and unwavering commitment to representing Puerto Rico thus far in his career. Born and...

Bivol gets undefeated opponent for June 1st

By Scott Shaffer With three-belt champion Artur Beterbiev on the sideline due to injury, WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (pictured) has a replacement opponent for the June 1st show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While Bivl will not be fighting in a career-defining world championship unification bout as planned, he will be in against...

Queensberry announces July 20th show in UK

Press Release Liam Davies will defend his IBO super bantamweight title against Shabaz Masoud and Nathan Heaney will rematch Brad Pauls for the British middleweight title as part of another Magnificent Seven production to be staged at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England on Saturday, July 20th. Tickets are on sale now...

Caterall's chance for revenge vs. Taylor is here

Source: Matchroom Jack Catterall (pictured) believes that a win over arch-nemesis Josh Taylor at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England this Saturday will springboard him towards a long-awaited world title shot in the competitive junior welterweight division. The bitter rivals finally rematch in a huge showdown this weekend, shown live on...

Super middleweight Ali Akhmedov added to Thursday's Detroit show

Source: Salita Promotions Salita Promotions has made a significant late addition to the televised lineup of “Big Time Boxing USA” fights this Thursday night (May 23rd), as super middleweight Ali Akhmedov will take on  Encarnacion “Demoledor” Diaz in a ten-round bout at Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit to be shown live on DAZN (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m....

Undercard details for Top Rank's June 29th show in Miami

Press Release On Saturday, June 29th at James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida, Teofimo Lopez will defend his world junior welterweight championship against Canada's Steve Claggett. In the ten-round featherweight co-feature, former title holder Robeisy Ramirez returns against Mexico’s Brandon Leon Benitez. The six-round televised...

Undercard details for Taylor vs. Caterall II

Source: Matchroom Leeds, England is hosting a huge British fight on Saturday, the rematch between former world junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor and Jack Caterall of Wales. Most feel Caterall was the victim of bad judging and deserved to win the first encounter in 2022. On the undercard, Gravesend cruiserweight Chev Clarke (8-0, 6...

PBC adds two fights to Tank's June 15th show in Vegas

Press Release A pair of title showdowns will round out PBC's June 15th pay-per-view event on Prime Video. Previously announced were two co-headline bouts featuring Gervonta “Tank” Davis and David “El Monstruo” Benavídez in separate fights. Now added to the shwo, which is booked for MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas are Gary...