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Flashback to April: Rosario was thinking about Charlo unification

By Ivan Montiel On September 26th, WBA/IBF champion Jeison “Banana” Rosario will unify his two junior middleweight titles with Jermell Charlo's WBC version. Back in April, as the reality of the coronavirus was setting in, Rosario spoke with Boxingtalk's Ivan Montiel about what was then just a possibility, but is now a reality. Here are...

Jamal James talks about life in Minneapolis

Press Release Courtesy of PBC The last several months have been challenging for everyone. But in Minneapolis, the community has been doubly shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the highly publicized, brutal killing of George Floyd by a police officer on May 25th.  Welterweight Jamal “Shango” James (26-1, 12 KOs), a proud Minneapolis native, lives...

Danny Williams, age 47, approved for mismatch vs. Joel Djeko in Belgium

By Scott Shaffer A Belgian show on Friday, Aug. 28th, will feature a ghoulish eight-round main event mis-matching heavyweight Tambwe Djeko a/k/a Joel Djeko (17-2-1, 8 KOs) against 47 year-old Danny Williams (54-28, 41 KOs). Williams beat Mike Tyson in 2004, but has been knocked out about 15 times over the course of his career. Several...

MTK signs first American boxer, Lorenzo Simpson

MTK Press Release MTK Global announced an advisory deal with Baltimore junior middleweight Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson. The move will see MTK Global work alongside Simpson’s uncle and manager Raheem and his management company Xquizit Sports. Simpson (8-0, 5-0 KOs) is MTK Global’s first American-born signing. He is set to return to the ring...

Introducing Colorado super middleweight Shawn McCalman

Press Release Fighter Locker has signed Shawn "The Amazing" McCalman (4-0, 2 KOs), a super middleweight out of Aurora, Colorado, to a mangerial contract. McCalman, who had a 65-7 amateur record, was a three-time Colorado State Golden Gloves champion, as well as a three-time regional winner. Former WBC 154-pound champion Tony Harrison...

Late results: Full fight report from Queensberry Promotion's show on Friday

Press Release Caoimhin Agyarko TKO9 Jez Smith... In Queensberry Promotions' co-feature last weekend at England's BT Sport Studios, Belfast bruiser Caoimhin Agyarko (8-0 including the World Series of Boxing) toppled Jez Smith (11-2-1) in a middleweight contest. Agyarko would land a series of punishing blows to Smith’s body in the...

Twitter Chatter: the welterweights

By Scott Shaffer WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence, who, in his first fight back from a serious auto accident, will fight former champion Danny Garcia: "Now I think of it, [WBA welterweight champion]  Manny Pacquiao came to my fight in Dallas hoping Mickey Garcia would win & he was going to get  on the mic & challenge him... just...

Next up for Shawn Porter: Germany's undefeated Sebastian Formella

Source: WBC Shawn “Showtime” Porter, a two-time former welterweight champion, will return to the ring on August 22nd against undefeated German Sebastian Formella. The 147-pound contest will likely take place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles without fans. It will be a Premier Boxing Championship card with Fox the...

On the comeback trail: Yoan Pablo Hernandez

Source: SES Promotions According to Germany's SES Promotions, former IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1) is making a comeback. Hernandez, from Cuba, has not fought since 2014. He left the ring as the IBF 200-pound champion, defeating former WBA title holder Firat Arslan before injuries derailed Hernandez's career. On August 22nd...

Junior welterweight Omar Juárez preparing for Willie Shaw this weekend

Press Release Undefeated junior welterweight Omar Juárez shared updates from training camp as he prepares to battle Willie Shaw (12-1) in the return of Fox PBC Fight Night on Fox, FS1 and Fox Deportes, this Saturday, August 8th from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show will be headlined by a welterweight bout between...

Billam-Smith relying on sparring experience he had with Briedis

Press Release British cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith says he learned more from sparring former two-time cruiserweight title holder Mairis Briedis than he did in all of his first seven professional fights combined. Following his stoppage win over Craig Glover to claim the Commonwealth Title in Liverpool, Billiam-Smith (10-1, 9 KOs) flew...

Tanzania's Hassan Mwakinyo to host Tshibangu Kayembe next week

WBF press release Tanzania's Hassan Mwakinyo (16-2) is set to return on Friday August 14th, when he takes on Congolese Tshibangu Kayembe in a junior middleweight bout to be held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Riding a six-fight winning-streak, Mwakinyo, is best known for a 2018 upset victory over former European champion Sam Eggington in...

Late results from Papas and Beer in Rosarito, Mexico

Press Release Demler Zamora TKO2 Sergio Vidal... Weekend results from Papas and Beer in Rosarito, Mexico: Featherweight Demler "DJ" Zamora III stopped Sergio Vidal (2-1) in the second round with a check right hook. “We’ve been working on a lot of different things in the gym and one of them was throwing a hard right hook,” said Zamora “That...

Christy Martin books show for Daytona Beach on Aug. 15th

Press Release An evening of professional boxing action is set to take place on Saturday, August 15th at Ocean Center Daytona in Daytona Beach, Florida. Christy Martin Promotions presents the first installment of the Payne Boxing Series, with Fransico Torres battling Cleotis Pendarvis in a junior middleweight co-feature, which preceds a...

Sor Rungvisai wins battle of ex-champs

Source: wbc Srisaket Sor Rungvisai W10 Amnat Ruenroeng ... In a rare match-up between two former champions from Thailand, former WBC super flyweight champion Wisaksil Wangek a/k/a Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (48-5-1, 41 KOs) defeated former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (20-4, 6 KOs), by unanimous decision in twelve rounds, at...

A few words with British super bantamweight Ryan Walker

Press Release British super bantamweight Ryan Walker has urged Lee McGregor to be at 100% when they meet later this month – as he doesn’t want there to be any excuses if he is victorious over the Scottish star. Walker (11-1, 2 KOs) faces British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion McGregor (8-0, 6 KOs) at 122 pounds on a huge MTK...

More Results From Matchroom

Press Release Fabio Wardley TKO3 Simon Vallily... Dillian Whyte’s heavyweight protégé Fabio Wardley stopped Simon Vallily (17-3-1) in three rounds to pick up the vacant English Title. The powerful Wardley was in the toughest assignment of his nine-fight career but caught Vallily with a big left hook then finished the fight with a flurry...

New champion alert: Angelo Leo wins WBO 122-pound title

Showtime Press Release Angelo Leo W12 Tramaine Williams ... Angelo Leo is the new WBO junior featherweight champion. The 26 year-old from New Mexico dominated Tramaine Williams en route to a unanimous decision Saturday night from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in the network’s first live boxing event since March 13. Leo won by scores of...

Ra’eese Aleem stops injured Marcus Bates

Showtime Press Release Ra’eese Aleem TKO10 Marcus Bates... In the Showtime co-feature from Connecticut, a WBA 122-pound eliminator, Ra’eese Aleem (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a technical knockout over late replacement Marcus Bates (11-2-1, 8 KOs). This was a [hastily arranged] rematch of a 2018 bout in which Aleem won by unanimous decision. Aleem...

Joe George brutally KOs Marco Escudero

Showtime Press Release Joe George KO9 Marco Escudero... In the opening bout of the Showtime telecast, light heavyweight Joe George (11-0, 7 KOs) scored a brutal ninth-round knockout of Marco Escudero (10-2, 9 KOs) in a rematch of their November ShoBox showdown. George won a heavily-debated split decision in 2019, but this time, he left no room...

British champion Lee McGregor stepping up to 122 pounds

Press Release There have been plenty of words exchanged on social media recently between Lee McGregor and Ryan Walker – and the Scottish McGregor plans on making his opponent pay for those comments when they meet next month. British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion McGregor (8-0, 6 KOs) steps up in weight to 122 pounds to face...

Cheese scrambles Egg

DAZN Press Release Ted Cheeseman W12 Sam Eggington... With his back against the wall and his livelihood in the balance, former British junior middleweight champion Ted Cheeseman gave it everything he had in defeating Sam Eggington by unanimous decision (116-113, 116-113, 115-114) from Matchroom's headquarters in Brentwood, England. It...

Tennyson outslugs Gwynne for British lightweight title

By Scott Shaffer James Tennyson TKO6 Gavin Gwynne... James Tennyson is now a legitimate lightweight contender after breaking down Gavin Gwynne for the vacant British lightweight championship. Tennyson, from Northern Ireland, exchanged heavy punches with Gwynne, and even though Tennyson was the man who has come up from lighter weight classes,...

Lyndon Arthur wins to set up Anthony Yarde showdown

By Scott Shaffer Lyndon Arthur W12 Dec Spelman... Lyndon Arthur retained his Commonwealth light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision over Dec Spelman. The bout was fought in BT Studios in London. Arthur (17-0) dominated Spelman (16-4) with his jabs but some critics derided his performance as boring. Official scores were 116-112, 119-109...

Showtime weigh-in report from Connecticut

Press Release Here are the boxers' weights for Saturday night's Showtime bouts at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut:Vacant WBO Junior Featherweight Championship – twelve rounds Angelo Leo – 121 lbs. -vs.- Tramaine Williams – 121½ lbs. Referee: Harvey Dock (Union, N.J.); Judges: Don Ackerman (West Oneida, N.Y.), Glenn Feldman (Avon,...

Weigh-in report from England

source: sky sports Weigh-in report for tomorrow's British show from Matchroom's fight camp: Main Event: Sam Eggington, 153 pounds -vs.- Sam Eggington, 153. British lightweight championship: James Tennyson, 134 -vs.- Gavin Gwynne, 134. English heavyweight title: Fabio Wardley, 224 -vs.-  Simon...

Americans cross border in search of wins tonight

Press Release A name from the past, Cosme Rivera (42-29-3, 29 KOs), will see action in Rosarito, Mexico tonight (Saturday) according to a press release. Rivera, who turned pro in 1993 and is now 44, is listed as facing Nino Delgado (5-0-1, 3 KOs). The same show is scheduled to feature 17 year-old twins Angel “AK-47” (2-0, 2 KOs) and...

Garcia says he's fighting Spence on Nov. 21st!

By Scott Shaffer Former welterweight champion Danny Garcia tweeted that he will be challenging Errol Spence, Jr. for the IBF/WBC welterweight championships. Spence last fought in Spetmeber but was then involved in a high-speed automobile accident that had many questioning his health. Garcia (pictured) wrote: "Here we go! Errol Spence Jr....

Salita Promotions returns on Aug. 20th at Kronk

Press Release On Thursday, August 20th, Salita Promotions will kick off a series of no-spectator "Detroit Brawl" shows at Detroit’s famous Kronk Gym. Super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (11-0, 6 KOs including the World Series of Boxing) faces Mexico’s Oscar “El Monstruo” Riojas (21-13-1, 10 KOs) in the ten-round main event. The entire...

Rest In Peace, Scottish trainer Rab Bannan

By Scott Shaffer The Bannan Fitness Club in Coatbridge, Scotland announced the passing of its beloved founder, Rab Bannan. "It’s with great sadness I have to announce that Rab passed. He was a massive figure in the community and did so much for the young boys and girls of our community. Please say a prayer for the family at such a sad...

Williams-Leo quotes

Press Release On Wednesday evening, it was announced that the scheduled main event fighter for this Saturday, Stephen Fulton Jr., tested positive for the coronavirus. Fulton was removed from the broadcast, but his scheduled oponent, Angelo Leo was quickly matched up against Tramaine Williams as the new headline bout. The vacant WBO...

Fox returns August 8th with six televised fights

Press Release Welterweight Jamal “Shango’’ James will square off against Thomas Dulorme headlining the return of Fox PBC Fight Night on Fox, FS1 and Fox Deportes on Saturday, August 8th from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  It will be a twelve-round battle for the WBA interim belt. [an inferior title to Manny Pacquiao's...

Eleider Alvarez vs. Joe Smith booked for Aug. 22nd

Top Rank Press Release Leave the judges at home because Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (pictured) and Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. are coming for the knockout. Alvarez and Smith will face off in a WBO light heavyweight title eliminator in Top Rank’s return to the MGM Grand Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 22nd. The bout will stream live on ESPN+ starting at...

Spotlight on Ra'eese Aleem vs. Marcus Bates rematch

Press Release With Tramaine Williams stepping up to face Angelo Leo (19-0) for the vacant WBO junior featherweight championship in the Showtime Championship Boxing main event this Saturday, William's original opponent Ra’eese Aleem (16-0) will now face Marcus Bates (11-1-1) on the same show a twelve-round WBA 122-pound eliminator. Aleem...

British heavyweight Fabio Wardley hopes for good test on Saturday

Press Release British heavyweight Fabio Wardley says he will finish off Simon Vallily early on in their ten round-clash for the vacant English title at Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex on Saturday August 1st, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. The Dillian Whyte protégé (8-0, 7 KOs) has seven consecutive knockouts...

New opponent for Irish lightweight Gary Cully

Press Release Irish lightweight Gary Cully will now take on former Welsh champion Craig Woodruff on MTK Fight Night at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on August 26th. The fight between Irish champion Cully (10-0, 5 KOs) and Woodruff (10-5, 4 KOs) will be shown live in the US on ESPN+ and worldwide on IFL TV. Woodruff is on a...

Tramaine Williams steps in to face Angelo Leo on Showtime

Press Release Undefeated Tramaine Williams will step in to face fellow unbeaten Angelo Leo (19-0) for the vacant WBO junior featherweight championship in the Showtime Championship Boxing main event this Saturday, August 1st at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Williams (19-0) replaces Stephen Fulton Jr., who tested positive for...

Spotlight on George-Escudero II

Press Release Showtime Boxing is back with a three-fight broadcast this Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The broadcast begins with a light heavyweight rematch between Houston’s Joe George (10-0) and Argentina’s Marcos Escudero (12-2 including the World Series of Boxing). George won the first fight by split decision...

ESPN+ to air British show on Friday

Press Release Lyndon “King” Arthur will make the first defense of Commonwealth light heavyweight crown Friday, July 31st, against Dec “Kid Nytro” Spelman at BT Sport Studio in London. The scheduled twelve-round battle will headline a closed-door card beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT live on ESPN+.  Arthur (16-0, 12 KOs) won the...

Introducing Georgia featherweight Haven Brady

Press Release Split-T Management announced the signing of amateur standout Haven Brady to a managerial contract. Brady, 18, is from Albany, Georgia, and was the 2019, Jr. National Olympic Gold Medal winner at 132 pounds. He will campaign at 126 pounds in the professional ranks. Brady began boxing at the age of 12 because he wanted to...