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Canelo Alvarez (lack of a) lawsuit update: filing deadline missed

By Scott Shaffer SEPTEMBER 29th UPDATE: Seventeen days ago, Judge Percy Anderson set a September 28th deadline for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez to refile his lawsuit against DAZN, Golden Boy and Oscar De La Hoya. Judge Anderson set the deadline to allow Alvarez's legal team to correct pleading defects in their legal complaint, which was filed...

Dusseldorf to host Harutyunyan-Schwarzkopf

Press Release On October 17th in Dusseldorf Germany, a boxing show will be headlined by a junior welterweight bout in which Artem Harutyunyan (9-0) faces Germany’s Timo Schwarzkopf (20-4). Harutyunyan, born in Armenia but livingin Germany, has three solid wins in a row, the last one coming in January against Miguel Cesario Antin...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: result from China

Source: WBC Longyi Hu W8 Chunhua Yang... The ancient Chinese city of Chuxiong played host to professional boxing this past weekend. Aidimei Sport promoted the event in a city located at an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level. Two undefeated bantamweights competed in the main event, Chunhua Yang vs. Longyi Hu, and it was the...

Danny Roman calls out Luis Nery

Press Release  Former IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion, Danny Roman (28-3-1, 10 KOs), has his sights on challenging newly crowned WBC champion Luis Nery (31-0, 24 KOs) after his recent unanimous decision win over Juan Carlos Payano (21-4, 9 KOs). Roman (pictured) defeated Payano, a former bantamweight champion, by scores of 116-112...

Liam Williams to risk WBO mandatory status with Oct. 10th British title defense

Press Release On October 10th, live on BT Sport, WBO mandatory middleweight challenger Liam Williams– who is on a four-fight KO run at 160 pounds – will defend his British title against his own mandatory challenger Andrew Robinson (24-4-1) from Redditch. The 28 year-old, who is awaiting the opportunity to fight Demetrius Andrade, will...

Boxingtalk content of the past: 2005 Monkey business in WBO junior welter ratings

By Scott Shaffer Here is a look back at a ratings controversy Boxingtalk covered in 2005 and how it turned out for the two affected boxers: Last month [Feb. 2005], junior welterweight contender Junior Witter traveled from England to California to face rugged Lovemore Ndou. Witter won a tough fight, exactly the kind of effort that should...

Baker to Fiaz: "Turn up this time!"

Press Release Kane Baker has dispelled rumors that he is overly emotional about his upcomng bout vs. Aqib Fiaz. After Fiaz (5-0) pulled out of a summer bout vs. Baker, the super featherweight rivals are now rescheduled to collide on the Joshua Buatsi vs. Marko Calic undercard on Sunday October 4th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN...

MTK signs Scottish super bantamweight Joe Ham

Press Release MTK Global has signed super bantamweight Joe Ham (16-2, 6 KOs). Ham won the Scottish title back in 2017. He will now take the next steps in his career under the guidance of MTK Global, and has set his sights on adding more titles to his collection. News on when Ham will have his first fight as an MTK Global fighter will...

Boxingtalk's junior middleweight rankings as of Sept. 28, 2020

By Scott Shaffer 1.   Jermell Charlo - Long live the new 154-pound king! Jermell Charlo is now the indisputable world junior middleweight champion in the wake of unifying the IBF, WBC and WBA titles by knocking out the prior #1, Jeison Rosario. (And, no Patrick Teixeira's WBO title doesn't count here, since he won a vacant title by beating...

Selby-Kambosos added to DAZN's Oct. 31st show

Press Release Lee Selby will take on George Kambosos Jr in an IBF lightweight  final eliminator that has been slotted into the DAZN undercard on Saturday October 31th, (also live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK). The main event that night is a heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora. Selby and Kambosos were due to...

KO Video 5: Hrgovic turns bottom rope into a pillow for Kartozia

By Scott Shaffer Filip Hrgovic KO2 Alexandre Kartozia ... Heavyweight contender Filip Hrgovic of Croatia found himself in with an unqualified, late replacement, Georgian-born Alexandre Kartozia (now 8-2). Hrgovic responded appropriately, with a brutal second-round knockout that put Kartozia to sleep. Have a look by clicking on...

Bohachuk moves up to 18-0 with road victory

Source: WBC Serhii Bohachuk TKO6 Alejandro Davila ... In Merida, on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, Ukrainian junior middleweight Serhii Bohachuk improved to 18-0 with 18 KOs by defeating Mexico's Alejandro Davila (21-2-2 with 8 KOs).  Davila was the first of Bochuk's opponent to last into the sixth round, but he paid a price for it,...

Briedis returns to Latvia with the Ali Trophy

Press Release After touching down in Riga, Latvia with his Muhammad Ali Trophy, newly minted IBF cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis took the trophy to The Freedom Monument, a symbol of freedom and independence, and the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga. Under normal circumstances, Briedis would have been...

Casimero to Inoue: "You are a turtle, not monster!"

By Scott Shaffer WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero, in the post-fight euphoria of his knockout win over Duke Micah, hilarioulsy called out Naoya "Monster" Inoue, the WBA/IBF champion, for a unification fight. In broken English, Casimero said, "Inoue, you are no monster... you are a Japanese turtle, not...

Twitter Chatter: Rosario salutes his conqueror

Compiled By Scott Shaffer Former IBF/WBA pound champion Jeison Rosario after getting knocked by Jermell out in a junior middleweight unification bout: "Congrats to Jermell Charlo and his team! Thank God we all are healthy and are able to to see...

Bolotniks advances in Golden Contract tourney

Press Release Ricards Bolotniks W10 Hosea Burton.... Ricards Bolotniks (17-5-1) booked his place in the final of the Golden Contract light heavyweight tournament with a victory over Hosea Burton. The two men were competing at Studio 69 in Riga, Latvia. Bolotniks appeared to get the better of the action, with the most dramatic moments coming...

KO Video 4: Corner view of Charlo-Rosario KO

Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) became the world junior middleweight champion on Saturay when ke knocked out Jeison Rosario (20-2-1, 14 KOs) 21 seconds into the eighth round with a straight left jab to the body. As can be seen from this cell phone footage captured from one of the corners, Rosario struggled to get to his knees...

Jermell Charlo wins world 154-pound championship

Press Release Jermell Charlo TKO8 Jeison Rosario... Saturday night was a fantastic one for the Charlo brothers as Jermell became the world junior middleweight champion by stopping Jeison Rosario of the Dominican Republic to unify the IBF, WBC and WBA championships [Patrick Teixeira holds the WBO belt, but Texeira has beaten neither a...

Jermall Charlo defeats Sergiy Derevyanchenko by unanimous decision

Press Release Jermall Charlo W12 Sergiy Derevyanchenko... Jermall Charlo defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko by unanimous decision to defend his WBC middleweight championship [With WBC "franchise" middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez seemingly finished with the middleweight division, Boxingtalk will cease referring to Charlo as the...

Briedis wins IBF championship and World Boxing Super Series

Press Release Season II of the World Boxing Super Series came to its conclusion on Saturday with Mairis Briedis taking home the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy and the IBF championship by defeating Yuniel Dorticos at the Plazamedia Studios in Munich, Germany. The WBSS Cruiserweight Final behind closed doors was a close battle, but...

Taylor KOs Khongsong, immediately calls out Ramirez

Press Release Josh Taylor KO1 Apinun Khongsong ... Josh Taylor retained his WBA and IBF junior welterweight world titles with a first-round knockout of Thailand's Apinun Khongsong at London's York Hall. The time of the stoppage was 2:41, as Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) ended the championship dreams of Khongsong (16-1, 13 KOs) with a short left hand...

Luis Nery wins second world title

Press Release  Luis Nery W12 Aaron Alameda... Mexico's Luis Nery is now a two-division champion after defeating Aaron Alameda at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut for the vacant WBC 122-pound title. Punchstat numbers were close, with Nery barely outlanding Alameda, 180 punches to 177. Luis Nery wins by unanimous decision. Official...

Casimero stops Micah in three

Press Release John Riel Casimero TKO3 Duke Micah ... Three-division champion John Riel Casimero defended WBO bantamweight championship with a thrid-round stoppage of Ghana's Duke Micah at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Micah etnered the bout undefeated, but leaves with a 24-1 record. Casimero (30-4) dominated the first two...

Roman outpunched by Payano but wins by decision

Press Release Danny Roman W12 Juan Carlos Payano... In a WBC 122-pound eliminator between two boxers coming off losses, Danny Roman got a close call over Juan Carlos Payano. The decision went to Roman despite Payano's 261-152 edge in landed punches as tallied by Compubox. Roman swept the final four rounds on all three judges' scorecards to...

Brandon Figueroa remains unbeaten

Press Release Brandon Figueroa TKO10 Damien Vazquez... In Connecticut, Brandon Figueroa retained the WBA regular title at super bantamweight with a tenth-round stoppage of Damien Vazquez (15-2-1). [The WBA super champion in the weight class is Murodjon Akhmadaliev]. Now 21-0-1, Figueroa said, “I felt good tonight. He was a lot tougher than...

Undercard results from Great Britain

Press Release Charlie Edwards W10 Kyle Williams... Former WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards in now fighting at bantamweight. In London on Saturday, Edwards (16-1, 6 KOs) defeated Kyle Williams (11-3, 3 KOs) over ten rounds, with the referee scoring it 99-91. Edwards outboxed noted spoiler Williams in the co-feature to Josh Taylor's...

Unheralded Mario Cazares roughs up unmotivated Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.

By Scott Shaffer Mario Cazares W6 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In Tijuana, unhearlded Mario Cazares took what little credibility Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had left, dominating Chavez for six rounds beofre winning via technical decision. The 30 year-old Cazares (12-0) is a super middleweight, but moved up to light heavyweight to accomodate...

DAZN to show three world title fights on Mexico City card

Press Release Matchroom returns to Mexico on Friday, October 23rd at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City with a world title triple-header led by champions Juan Francisco Estrada, Román "Chocolatito" González and Julio Cesar Martinez, live on DAZN in the US and on TV Azteca in Mexico.  Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) will defend his WBC...

KO video 3: Yoka needs about 80 seconds to stop Dauhaupas

By Scott Shaffer Tony Yoka TKO1 Johan Dahaupas... The two best heavyweights in France met, with 28 year-old Tony Yoka pummeling 39 year-old Johan Dauhaupas (38-6) in less than a minute and a half. Yoka is a 2016 Olympic gold medalist, 8-0 as a traditional pro but 15-8 including the World Series of Boxing. Dahaupas' time as a fring contender...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: UFC Fight Pass results from Mississippi

Press Release In Biloxi, Mississippi, welterweight Mark Reyes, Jr. (13-0, 11 KOs) knocked out his Mexican opponent, Carlos Mohamed Rodriguez (13-9-1, 5 KOs), in round four for his eighth straight stoppage win. Reyes if from Tampa, Florida... in the co-feature, junior welterweight Michael "Boy Wonder" Williams, Jr. (13-0, 9 KOs),...

FS1 reveals Oct. 3rd line-up

Press Release On Saturday, October 3rd at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, PBC will present a show on FS1 and Fox Deportes headlined by Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo against Rigoberto Hermosillo in a ten-round featherweight main event. The telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also features welterweights Paul Kroll and Luke Santamaria in...

Weigh-in report from Denmark

Sauerland Press Release Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) and Nina Radovanovic (14-3, 3 KOs) both made weight ahead of their WBO super bantamweight title clash this Saturday night at the Struer Energi Park in Struer, Denmark.  Thorslund returns having successfully defended her WBO World title for the second time against Australia’s April Adams, and is...

Pacquiao-McGregor under consideration?

By Scott Shaffer MMA star Conor McGregor (0-1 as a professional boxer) raised eyebrows by tweeting that he wil be boxing eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao (pictured). McGregor tweeted: "I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East. It will be a true honour to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era, afraid of a...

Weigh-in report from Connecticut: All systems go!

PBC Press Release Here are the boxers' weights for tomorrow's six-bout pay-per-view "doubleheader" from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut:WBC/ WBA/ IBF JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 12 ROUNDS Jermell Charlo (Texas) 153.8 pounds -vs.- Jeison Rosario (Dominican Rep.) 153.4WBC SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 12 ROUNDS Luis...

Weigh-in report from Munich: Dorticos and Briedis make weight

WBSS Press Release IBF cruiserweight champion Yuniel Dorticos and Mairis Briedis both made the cruiserweight limit ahead of tomorrow’s World Boxing Super Series Ali Trophy final at the Plazamedia Studios in Munich. Dorticos, "The KO Doctor" (24-1, 22 KOs), weighed in at 199 pounds, compared to 198 for Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs). Dorticos said,...

Weigh-in report from London: Taylor and Khongsong make weight

Top Rank Press Release Here are the weigh-in results for the IBF/WBA junior welterweight championship bout between champion Josh Taylor of Scotland and Thai challenger Apinun Khongsong, which takes place on Saturday  2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT, live on ESPN+, at York Hall in London:Taylor's IBF/WBA junior welterweight world titles —...

PBC predictions for Charlo Brothers' Fights this weekend

PBC Press Release Top fighters and trainers shared their thoughts and gave predictions on the two main events headlining the pay-per-view show this Saturday, September 26th (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The twin bill features six fights in all on the...

Calic intends to defeat Buatsi on Oct. 4th

Press Release Croatian light heavyweight Marko Calic says he will prove himself on the big stage when he takes on the touted Joshua Buatsi (13-2 including the World Series of Boxing) on Sunday October 4th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Calic (16-5 including the World Series of Boxing where he fought as a cruiserweight,...

Pasillas says he can go as low as 118 pounds

Press Release Fresh of his spectacular knockout performance on FS1 PBC Fight Night, undefeated featherweight/bantamweight Victor Pasillas (16-0, 9 KOs, is thrilled to have extended his knockout to six. Pasillas looked unbelievable last night stopping previously unbeaten Ranfis Encarnacion (17-1, 13 KOs) by sixth-round TKO. “I told...

World Boxing Super Series final press conference quotes

Press Release IBF cruiserweight champion Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) and Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) went head-to-head at the final press conference in Munich ahead of Saturday’s Ali Trophy clash at Plazamedia Studios. “I am happy we are fighting in such a big boxing country as Germany,” said Briedis. “I trust my team, and I...