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Crawford: "my goal is to remind the world I am the best fighter on the planet"

Source: BLK Prime WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), will look to finish 2022 on a high note as he takes on David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs). The fight takes place at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska on December 10th and will be broadcast live on pay-per-view. Crawford is back in his hometown, fresh off...

A few words with Teofimo Lopez in advance of the Sandor Martin fight

Source: Top Rank Brooklyn native Teofimo Lopez, the former lightweight king and current junior welterweight contender, kicked off fight week 100 stories above Manhattan. Lopez takes on Spanish southpaw Sandor Martin in a ten-round main event this Saturday, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Four days from his first main event at...

Rupprecht has soft title defense set for this weekend

Source: WBC Rocío “La Bebé” Gaspar of Peru will challenge Germany's Tina Rupprecht for the WBC minimumweight title in Heilbronn, Germany, on December 10th. Gaspar is 12-1 but has zero wins against any opponent with a winning record. Her lone loss came in a bid for the WBA 102-pound title. Afer that loss, she took off nearly six...

Rashidi Ellis looking forward to being an active boxer

Press Release On January 7, 2023, welterweight Rashidi Ellis (24-0) will face Venezuelan-based Roiman Villa (25-1) on the Washington D.C. pay-per-view show headlined by Gervonta "Tank" Davis. After a frustrating 2021 that saw him have zero fights, Ellis got one win in 2022 and is lookinh forward to a more productive 2022 with Premiere...

Cris Cyborg to fight on Saturday's PPV

Source: BLK Prime Brazilian mixerd martial arts superstar Cris Cyborg will make her U.S. boxing debut at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska on December 10th. Cyborg is set to square off against Gabrielle Holloway (0-2) on a pay-per-vew broadcast headlined by Terence “Bud” Crawford's WBO welterweight title defense against vs....

Late result: a win for Marques Valle

Source: Split-T Management Marques Valle DQ2 Luis Midyael Sanchez...  This past Friday night in Plant City, Florida, junior middleweight Marques Valle remained undefeated with a disqualification win over Luis Midyael Sanchez (9-4) in the second round of their scheduled six-round bout. Valle, managed by Split-T Management, was dominant in the...

Late results from Philadelphia

Source: RDR Promotions Jayon Timmin W4 Juan Gutierrez... This past Saturday night, Jayon Timmin got off the deck to win a four-round unanimous decision over tough Juan Gutierrez in a bantamweight bout in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Grand Yesha Ballroom in Philadelphia. After a close first round, Gutierrez scored a knockdown in round two...

Mills Lane, 1937-2022

By Scott Shaffer Hall of Fame referee Mills Lane has passed away at his home in Reno, Nevada. Lane achieved a level that very few people ascend to in the contentious and self-serving world of boxing: Lane was universally loved and respected by everyone fortunate enough to come in contact with him. Arguably the greatest referee of modern...

Frank Warren reviews Queensberry's heavyweight situation

By Frank Warren The Tottenham Hotspur stadium [in north London] was turned into our very own version of winter wonderland on Saturday. Despite all the negativity, the naysayers and predictions of a half-full stadium, the pulling power of [WBC heavyweight champion] Tyson Fury was there for all to see on a nippy night in North London. There...

WBA calls for Baumgardner vs. Choi unification purse bid

Source: WBA IBF/ WBO/ WBC 130-pound champion Alycia Baumgardner (pictured) is moving forward to unifying the world super featherweight championship with her WBA counterpart, Hyun Mi Choi. In an unusual move, the WBA announced it will conduct a purse bid on December 12th, in Orlando, Florida at the Caribe Royale Hotel as part of the...

Tank Davis vs. Hector L. Garcia presser quotes

Source: PBC Undefeated Gervonta “Tank” Davis went face to face with unbeaten WBA 130-pound champion Héctor Luis García at a press conference on Monday before they meet for Davis’ WBA regular lightweight title on Saturday, January 7th headlining a pay-per-view event at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C in an event presented by...

WBO orders Okolie to defend vs. Light

By Scott Shaffer The WBO has ordered its cruiserweight champion, Lawrence Okolie (pictured), to make a mandatory defense against David Light of Australia. The parties were given twenty days to negotiate a deal before a purse bid is scheduled. Okolie, from London, is 18-0 and wis considered a real talent. However, he has run into a dispute...

Andrade books super middleweight debut for Jan. 7th

Edited Press Release Former two-division champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (pictured) steps into the ring for a ten-round super middleweight clash against Maryland native Demond Nicholson (26-4-1) on January 7th in Washington, D.C. as a supporting bout on the pay-per-view broadcast headlined by Gervonta "Tank" Davis vs. WBA 130-pound...

Golden Boy announces Dec. 17th show in L.A. area

Press Release Golden Boy Fight Night: LA Edition series will wrap up its 2022 run with welterweight Raúl “Cugar” Curiel (11-0, 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico facing Georgia’s Brad Solomon (29-5, 9 KOs). The scheduled ten-round scrap will take place on Saturday, December 17th at The Commerce Casino and Hotel in the Los Angeles area. The...

Zab Judah included on this Saturday's PPV broadcast team

Source: BLK Prime The official broadcast team has been named for the pay-per-view event between WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) and challenger David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) that will take place at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska on December 10th. Lupe Contreras will serve as the ring announcer,...

Bare Knuckle fight results: Luis Palomino makes BKFC history

Source: BKFC On Saturday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, Luis Palomino became the first fighter to successfully defend a BKFC championship five times. He accomplished the feat with a fourth-round technical knockout victory over Tom Shoaff, show live on the BKFC app. In addition to the BKFC...

Ohan understands he's the underdog this weekend

Press Release Preparing to be the underdog for the first time in his professional career, former New England welterweight champion Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr. (16-1, 9 KOs) will embrace that role this Saturday against 2021 U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson (6-0, 4 KOs) at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City. Johnson vs. Ohan is...

A few words with featherweight Eduardo Baez

Source: BLK Prime Featherweight Eduardo Baez (21-3-2, 7 KOs), of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, is set to battle Arnold Khegai (18-1-1, 11 KOs) of the Ukraine on Sautrday at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The ten-round bout will take place on pay-per-view broadcast of Terence “Bud” Crawford's WBO welterweight tilte defense...

Josh Kelly celebrates domestic title win

Source: Wasserman Boxing Here is what Josh Kelly’s (13-2-1 including the World Series of Boxing) had to say after dethroning Troy Williamson (19-1-1, 14 KOs) for the British junior middleweight championship on Friday by scores of 118-110, 119-109 and 119-111: “The performance felt that smooth, and that much like it was the way it was supposed to...

Boots Ennis will face Karen Chukhadzhian on Tank Davis PPV broadcast

Press Release Rising welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (pictured) returns to action to take on Karen Chukhadzhian for the IBF interim title on January 7th in Washington, D.C. as the co-feature on the pay-per-view broadcast headlined by Gervonta "Tank" Davis vs. WBA 130-pound champion Hector Luis Garcia. Rounding out the...

Tank Davis vs. Hector L. Garcia formally announced for Showtime PPV on Jan. 7th

Press Release Undefeated Gervonta “Tank” Davis (pictured) will return to the nation’s capital to defend his WBA regular lightweight title against unbeaten WBA junior lightweight champion Héctor Luis García on Saturday, January 7th, headlining a Showtime pay-per-view from Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C in an event presented by...

WBA schedules purse bid for Stanionis vs. Ortiz

Source: WBA The WBA has scheduled a purse bid for its secondary title in the welterweight division. If no deal can be reached in the next week, a purse bid for the mandatory bout between regular champion Eimantis Stanionis (pictured) and challenger Vergil Ortiz Jr.  will be held on Monday, December 12th at the Caribe Royale Hotel,...

Josh Kelly takes British title from Troy Williamson

Source: Wasserman Boxing Josh Kelly W12 Troy Williamson... Sunderland, England's Josh Kelly’s (13-2-1 including the World Series of Boxing) dethroned Troy Williamson (19-1-1, 14 KOs) for the British junior middleweight championship on Friday. Kelly outboxed Williamson en route to a unanimous decision, scored 118-110, 119-109 and 119-111 by the judges....

A few words with light heavyweight Steven Nelson

Press Release Steven Nelson (17-0, 14 KOs), of Omaha, NE, is ready to square off against James Ballard (10-4, 3 KOs) on the Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan pay-per-view card taking place at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska on December 10th. Nelson vs. Ballard is scheduled for eight rounds in the light heavyweight divison. ...

Lights go out on boxing show in South Africa

Source: WBF Ayanda Mthembu NC Snamiso Ntuli ... On Sunday in Ulundi, South Africa, middleweight Ayanda Mthembu´s defense against Snamiso Ntuli was declared a no contest in the third round. Due to [electricity] load shedding in South Africa, the lights in the venue went on and off continuously during this bout, making things impossible for...

Amateur boxing in Morocco gets a boost

Source: IBA During his visit to Morocco last week, IBA president Umar Kremlev took part in a press conference which announced the construction of the International Boxing Academy and announced the upcoming World Boxing Tour event, the Golden Belt Series tournament. ‘This is the Year of Africa, and we are doing our best to create...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Makhoba gets quality win over Paradero

Source: WBF Gcina Makhoba W12 Robert Paradero... After a twelve exciting rounds in Dundee, South Africa, Gcina Makhoba was declared the winner of his super flyweight bout on Saturday, defeating Filipino Robert Paradero. Makhoba started poorly as Paradero silenced the patriotic crowd by dropping Makhoba with a big right hand inside the...

Estrada defeats Gonzalez by majority decision

By Scott Shaffer Juan Francisco Estrada W12 Roman Gonzalez... In Arizona, Juan Francisco Estrada defeated Roman "Chocolotito" Gonzalez for the WBC 115-pound championship. The twelve-round fight went the distance with Gonzalez falling behind early but rallying back in the second half of the contest. When the socrecards were consulted, the...

As expected, Fury dominates Chisora

Source: Queensberry Promotions Tyson Fury TKO10 Derek Chisora... WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) once again defeatied Derek Chisora (33-13, 23 KOs), this time via tenth-round technical knockout Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The two men had faced each other on two prior occasions, but this was the first time that...

JC Martinez still champ after majority decision win

Source: WBC Julio Cesar Martinez W12 Samuel Carmona... In Arizona, Julio Cesar Martinez retained the WBC flyweight title via majority decision over Samuel Carmona of Spain. In the first two rounds, Martinez landed combinations against the solid jab of Carmona, who also landed one overhand right in the second. In the third round,...

Dubois survives three knockdowns to stop Lerena

Source: Queensberry Promotions Daniel Dubois TKO3 Kevin Lerena ... Fighting in his hometown, Daniel Dubois retained his WBA regular heavyweight title by defeating South Africa's Kevin Lerena after getting knocked down three times in the first round. Dubois had a difficult start as a counter left hook wobbled him and sent him to the canvas. The...

Berinchyk wins European lightweight title

Source: Top Rank Denys Berinchyk W12 Yvan Mendy ... On the big show at Tottenham Stadium, Ukrainian Olympic silver medalist Denys Berinchyk (17-0, 9 KOs) maintained his undefeated status and won the European lightweight title with a twelve-round unanimous decision victory against Yvan Mendy (47-6-1, 22 KOs) of France. The official scores...

Boxingtalk's Sunday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's Sunday fight predictions, courtesy of MB Boxing Official Joey Canoy (18-5-2) vs. Kenichi Horikawa (41-17-1) (light flyweights) … Prediction: Canoy by split decision; Marco John Rementizo (13-3) vs. Goki Kobayashi (4-0) (minimumweights) … Prediction: Kobayashi by mid-round knockout; Daiki...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions, courtesy of MB Boxing Official Tyson Fury (32-0-1) vs. Derek Chisora (33-12) III (WBC heavyweight championship) … Prediction: Fury by late knockout; Juan Francisco Estrada (43-3) vs. Roman Gonzalez (51-3) III (Vacant WBC super flyweight Championship) …...

Estrada vs. Gonzalez III fight day has arrived!

Source: Matchroom Juan Francisco Estrada is ready to step through the ropes to face his old foe Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez for the third time tonight (Saturday) at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, live on DAZN – and the Mexican ace thinks their fights are so good, that we could even be treated to a fourth installment....

JC Martinez defends title tonight on DAZN

Source: Matchroom Julio Cesar Martinez wants to unleash his frustrations out on Samuel Carmona when he defends his WBC flyweight title for the fifth time at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, live worldwide on DAZN. Martinez (18-2 14 KOs) was was set to face long-running rival McWilliams Arroyo in a rematch, but neck and back...

Top Rank signs undefeated welterweight Brian Norman Jr.

Press Release Top Rank has signed undefeated Atlanta-born welterweight Brian Norman Jr. to a multi-fight promotional agreement. He will make his Top Rank debut on Saturday, Jan. 14th, at Turning Stone Resort Casino on the ESPN+ undercard of the heavyweight main event between Efe Ajagba and Oscar Rivas. The 22 year-old Norman (22-0, 19...

Top Rank also signs junior welterweight Rohan Polanco

Press Release Top Rank has signed undefeated junior welterweight Rohan Polanco of the Dominican Republic to a multi-fight promotional agreement. Polanco will make hisr Top Rank debut on Saturday, Jan. 14th at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on the ESPN+ undercard of the heavyweight main event between Efe Ajagba and...

Spotlight on Vianello vs. Shaw

Source: Top Rank ESPN will have an interesting co-feature between two heavyweight hopefuls on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 when Top Rank promotes a show at theTurning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The ten-round co-feature will see 2016 Italian Olympian Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello take a step up in class against unbeaten...

Weigh-in report from London

By Scott Shaffer Here are the weights for the two big heavyweight fights in at the Tottenham Hostspur Stadium in north London:WBC heavyweight championship Tyson Fury 268 pounds, 10 ounces –vs.- Derek Chisora, 260 pounds, 10 ounces;WBA regular heavyweight title Daniel Dubois, 240 pounds, 5 ounces.–vs.- Kevin Lerena, 230 pounds,...