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Miguel Berchelt update

By Scott Shaffer Top Rank publicist Evan Korn updated the condition of former WBC 130-pound champion Miguel Berchelt, who was on the receiving end of a devastating knockout from Oscar Valdez on Saturday:Great news: Miguel Berchelt's CT scan was clean, and he will be released from the hospital tonight [Sunday], per...

Ivan Golub gets TKO win

Press Release Ivan Golub TKO6 Luis Eduardo Florez ... At the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida, welterweight Ivan Golub continued his ascent as he stopped Luis Eduardo Florez in round six of their scheduled eight-round bout. In round two, Golub dropped Florez with a body shot combination. In round three, Florez began to experience swelling...

Reigning champion beaten in non-title fight

Press Release Melissa Oddessa Parker W8 Maria Cecillia Roman.. Andre Rozier's Team Havoc took to the ring at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida over the weekend. Melissa Oddessa Parker picked up a win at super bantamweight in a non-title bout. Parker defeated reigning IBF bantamweight champion Maria Cecillia Roman over eight rounds....

McKinson: three-week postponement is a bonus

Press Release British weltewrweight Michael McKinson (19-0) insists the three-week postponement will be no problem for him when he takes on Chris Kongo (12-0) on the undercard of the Alexander Povetkin-Dillian Whyte rematch next month. The event was originally set to take place on March 6th, but will now take place in Gibraltar on...

Sean McComb makes no excuses for loss to Gavin Gwynne

Press Release Belfast's Sean McComb has vowed that he will return in style following his loss to Gavin Gwynne on Friday. McComb (11-1, 5 KOs) gave it his all but came up short in the lightweight contest, with Gwynne (13-2, 3 KOs) earning the victory to claim the vacant Commonwealth title. While the Belfast man was disappointed with...

Valdez spectacularly KOs Berchelt to become a star

Press Release Oscar Valdez KO6 Miguel Berchelt... In Las Vegas, Oscar Valdez and Miguel Berchelt promised an all-Mexican clash for the ages. They delivered. Valdez knocked out Berchelt with a left hook at the end of the tenth round to win the WBC super featherweight title from Berchelt, who was making his seventh title defense.  The...

Broner gets controversial win over Santiago

By Scott Shaffer Adrien Broner W12 Jovanie Santiago... In his return to the ring after two years' absence, former four-division champion Adrien Broner controversially defeated Jovanie Santiago by unanimous decision. Official scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 117-110. Showtime’s unofficial scorer Steve Farhood scored the fight 114-113 in favor...

Twitter Chatter: Arum sings Valdez's praises

Promoter Bob Arum on Oscar Valdez's career-making KO of Miguel Berchelt to become a two-division champion: "We’ve promoted every fight of his pro career, and this was the culmination. With Oscar Valdez, you can’t count him out against anybody, and I really believe the best is yet to come. I’m so proud...

Wallin decisions slow-starting Breazeale

Press Release Otto Wallin W12 Dominic Breazeale ... In the Showtime co-feature in Connecticut, Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (22-1, 14 KOs) continued his rise in the division with a unanimous decision over Dominic Breazeale (20-3, 18 KOs). The judges scored the fight 117-111, 116-112 and 118-110. The veteran Breazeale, whose only previous...

Easter defeats Martin by decision

Press Release Robert Easter Jr. W12 Ryan Martin ... In the Showtime opener from Connecticut, former IBF lightweight  champion Robert Easter Jr. (23-1-1, 14 KOs) showed his pedigree with a wide unanimous decision victory over Tennessee's Ryan Martin (24-2, 14 KOs). The judges scored the fight 117-111 and 118-110 (twice). With the win,...

Results from Las Vegas: Wins for Gabe Flores, Esquiva Falcao, Elvis Rodriguez

Source: Top Rank Gabriel Flores Jr. KO6 Jayson Velez ... On the Top Rank undercard from Las Vegas, Gabriel Flores Jr., the junior lightweight from Stockton, California, knocked out Puerto Rico's Jayson Velez in the sixth round. Flores (20-0, 7 KOs) knocked down Velez twice in the sixth, punctuating the victory with a left hook. Flores (20-0,...

Avanesyan makes a bloody mess of Kelly

Press Release David Avanesyan TKO6 Josh Kelly... Russian-born David Avanesyan (27-3-1) stopped Josh Kelly in six rounds at The SSE Arena, Wembley to retain his European welterweight championship. With Kelly a bloody mess, his trainer Adam Booth threw in the towel after two knockdowns in a punishing sixth round. Avanesyan had been made to...

Matchroom undercard: Valenzuela defeats Davies

Press Release Gabriel Valenzuela W10 Robbie Davies,... Mexican junior welterweight Gabriel Valenzuela (23-2-1) picked up the biggest win of his career on his first trip to the UK as he claimed a majority points decision over Liverpool’s Robbie Davies, Jr. (20-3) at Wembley Arena. Valenzuela dropped Davies with a straight right hand in the...

Weigh-in report from Corona, California

Press Release Here are the weights for Sunday's 3.2.1. Boxing show from the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, California. The free stream will start at 3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website as well as its Facebook and YouTube pages: Richard Brewart Jr. 155.7 -vs.- Nathan...

A few words with super bantamweight Arnold Dinong

Press Release Today (Sunday), super bantamweight Arnold Dinong (7-0, 1 KO) will face fellow unbeaten Katsuma Akitsugi (4-0, 1 KO), on Thompson Boxing Promotions first 3.2.1. Boxing event of the year. The six-round co-feature could be an all-out war. Here is what Dinong had to say about his upcoming fight with Akitsugi, training camp...

Povetkin-Whyte II delayed 21 days

Press Release Alexander Povetkin's rematch with Dillian Whyte is heading to Gibraltar on a new date of Saturday March 27th, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland. Whyte was set to face Povetkin in a return go on March 6th, but travel restrictions due to the coronavirus...

Boxingtalk's preview of the Berchelt-Valdez Mexican War!

By Ivan Montiel After all the anticipation, boxing fans will be treated to a mega-fight between two top Mexican fighters this weekend.  In one corner will be the WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (37-1, 33 KOs) and opposite him will be former WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (28-0, 22 KOs). Boxing...

Vic Saludar wins 105-pound bout in the Philippines

Source: WBA Vic Saludar W12 Robert Paradero... Former WBO minimumweight champion Vic Saludar defeated Robert Paradero via split decision on Saturday in Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines. With the win, Saludar won the WBA interim title by scores which the WBA confusingly reported as:  113-115, 118-110, and 112-116.  Saludar is now 21-4. He...

Rodriguez: "If the knockout comes, then it comes!"

By Ivan Montiel Ivan Montiel: We know that Luis Alberto Veron (18-2-2) has several losses yet nobody has been able to knock him out. Will you be the first to knock him out? Elvis Rodriguez: Well that's not the objective that me and Freddie Roach have going into the fight. We are going to fight an intelligent fight and we are prepared, more...

Argentina's Jorge Barrios, now 44, returns today

Source: WBA Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios will have the opportunity to return to what he loves, boxing. Barrios, who reigned as WBO titleholder in 2005-2006, was found guilty of vehicular homicide and served about three years in prison. He did not fight from 2010 through 2018. He came back with three low-level wins but has not fought...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Gwynne upsets McComb

Source: MTK Global Gavin Gwynne TKO7 Sean McComb... Gavin Gwynne upset Sean McComb to win the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title on MTK Fight Night. Gwynne picked up a seventh-round stoppage victory to claim the belt at the University of Bolton Stadium. Both men had success throughout the fight, and each of them had to deal with cuts, with...

Marku vows to make Charlton look stupid tonight

Press Release Welterweight Florian Marku says he will make Rylan Charlton “look stupid” when they clash over ten rounds this Saturday, February 20th, at the SSE Arena, Wembley, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsewhere. The undefeated welterweights have been embroiled in a war of words on social media since...

Weigh-in report from Las Vegas: Berchelt-Valdez good to go

Press Release Here are the boxers' weights for Top Rank's ESPN show in Las Vegas on Saturday (coverage of two main bouts is on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT):WBC Super Featherweight Championship — 12 Rounds Miguel Berchelt 130 pounds -vs.- Oscar Valdez 130; Junior Lightweights — 10 Rounds Gabriel Flores Jr. 132 -vs.- Jayson...

Weigh-in report from Wembley Arena

Source: DAZN Here are the boxers' weights for Saturday's show at England's Wembley Arena, which will be broadcast on DAZN:European welterweight championship David Avanesyan 146.4 pounds -vs.- Josh Kelly 146; Florian Marku 146.5 -vs.- Rylan Charlton 144.4;  Robbie Davies Jr. 138.1 -vs.- Gabriel Valenzuela 138.5;   Johnny...

Showtime weigh-in report: Broner makes welterweight

Press Release Saturday's Showtime main event has been changed from a junior welterweight contest to a welterweight one, reportedly to accomodate both Adrien Broner and Jovanie Santiago. Here are the boxers' weights and listing of officials for tomorrow night's broadcast from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut:Welterweights –...

Gabriel Flores: "I am going to look more experienced than Velez"

By Ivan Montiel Ivan Montiel: Question for Gabriel Flores, Jr... I recently spoke to Jayson Velez who says he wants to make this fight a war.  Are you going to make it a war on Saturday?  In other words, are you going to do what Velez wants or are you going to simply try to outbox him? Gabriel Flores (age 20): I will control the pace in...

More WBA belt shenanigans

By Scott Shaffer Binan City in the Philippines will host a minimumweight bout with the WBA interim title at stake. Ex-title holder Victorio Saludar will face Robert Paradero on Saturday in a bout between two Filippinos. Saludar, who is not the problem here, is 20-4 overall, 2-2 in world title fights. He held the WBO minimumweight title...

Broner-Santiago, Easter-Martin final presser quotes

Press Release Former four-division champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and Jovanie Santiago met face to face Thursday at the final press conference to preview their main event taking place this Saturday, February 20th live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Mohegan Sun Arena in...

Spotlight on Breazeale-Wallin

Press Release Showtime's telecast from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut will feature an interesting heavyweight bout between Dominic Breazeale and Otto Wallin. Here is what the two big men had to say about their twelve-rounder at Thursday's final press conference:DOMINIC BREAZEALE  “It’s true you’re only as good as your...

Berchelt-Valdez final presser quotes

Press Release The Battle for Mexico is almost here. WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (pictured) and former WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez shared the stage Thursday two days before the highly anticipated all-Mexican showdown. Berchelt is seeking his seventh successful title defense, while Valdez hopes to become...

Maxi Hughes steps into vacant British title bout vs. Paul Hyland Jr.

Press Release Maxi Hughes will now face Paul Hyland Jr. for the vacant British lightweight title on MTK Fight Night on March 19th. Hyland was originally set to face Liam Walsh for the belt, but with Walsh still recovering from the coronavirus, Hughes will now step in for the showdown. The event will take place at the University of...

A few words with Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr.

Press Release Middleweight, Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr. (8-0, 4 KO), will take on Nathan Weston (6-0-2, 2 KOs), this Sunday, February 21st on Thompson Boxing Promotions' first 3.2.1. Boxing event of the year. The six-round bout will serve as the main event of the evening. The free stream will air live on the Thompson Boxing...

Johnny Fisher set for pro debut

Press Release Johnny Fisher is planning on announcing himself on the British heavyweight scene when he takes on Matt Gordon (2-5-1) in his professional debut at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday February 20th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsewhere. "The Romford Bull" stands at 6'5" and has already...

Goyo Vargas contracts the coronavirus

By Scott Shaffer The WBC reports that former champion Gregorio “Goyo” Vargas and his father have contracted the coronavirus. Vargas had an excellent career spanning the years 1988-2004. He worked his way onto the international scene - no easy feat for a Mexican featherweight-- and defeated Paul Hodkinson for the WBC version of the...

Brandun Lee to face Samuel Teah on March 10th ShoBox

Source: Showtime Showtime announced an excellent ShoBox main event for March 10th during Wednesady's telecast. Hard-punching junior welterweight Brandun Lee will return to the “Fight Sphere” at Mohegan Sun for the third time to take on fellow ShoBox veteran Samuel Teah. From California, Lee (pictured) is 21-0 with 19 KOs, most of them...

Bocachica wins by majority decision

Press Release Janelson Figueroa Bocachica W10 Mark Reyes Jr. ... Welterweight Janelson Figueroa Bocachica earned a closely-contested majority decision victory over Mark Reyes Jr. in the entertaining main event of Wednesday night’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The judges scored the...

Shishkin, Kerefov win in Connecticut

Press Release Vladimir Shishkin W10 Sena Agbeko...  In the ShoBox co-feature, Russian super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (13-0 including the World Series of Boxing) continued to develop into a contender in the super middleweight division with a near-shutout victory over Ghana’s Sena Agbeko (23-2, 18 KOs). The 29-year-old Shishkin fought...

Sean McComb joining the party at lightweight

Press Release Belfast's Sean McComb is looking forward to showing the world what he can produce in the lightweight division when he faces Gavin Gwynne for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title on Friday’s MTK Fight Night. McComb (11-0, 5 KOs) faces Welshman Gwynne (12-2, 2 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium on Friday – live in...

Abraham Montoya jumps up in weight; wins ShoBox opener

Press Release Abraham Montoya W8 Alejandro Guerrero ... In the opening bout of the ShoBox telecast, two lightweights put on an entertaining affair, but it was Mexico’s Abraham Montoya (20-2-1, 14 KOs) who won a majority decision against ShoBox returnee Alejandro Guerrero (12-1, 9 KOs). The judges scored the fight 76-76, 79-73 and 77-75....

Mexico's Gabriel Valenzuela looking to emulate Mauricio Lara

Press Release Mexican junior welterweight Gabriel Valenzuela has been inspired by his countryman Mauricio Lara's big win Engloand, and wants to do the same by knocking out Robbie Davies Jr when the pair meet at The SSE Arena, Wembley this Saturday, February 20th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsewhere....