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Florence card booked for September 19th

Press Release Italian junior middleweight Orlando Fiordigiglio will host Sam Eggington at the Tuscany Hall in Florence on Thursday September 19th, live on DAZN. Arezzo’s Fiordigiglio (31-2, 13 KOs) won a split decision win over Stephen Danyo in April. Birmingham’s Eggington (26-6, 15 KOs), a former European Welterweight Champion, was...

Shohjahon Ergashev training montage

Video On August 23rd in Arrow, Oklahoma, junior welterweight Shohjahon Ergashev (16-0, 14 KOs) of Uzbekistan return for his third ShoBox appearance against Mexico's Abdiel Ramirez (24-4-1, 22 KOs) in a ten-round bout. Here is a training montage for Ergashev as prepared by his promoter,...

Twitter Chatter: JRock wants Hurd to sign up for VADA

By Scott Shaffer IBF/WBA junior middleweight champion Julian "JRock" Williams demands former champion Jarrett "Swift" Hurd sign up for VADA's random drug testing program as a pre-condition for a rematch: "It will NOT be a fight on dec14th if Hurd doesn’t enroll in VADA testing ASAP. Everyone wanna drag they feet when it’s time to test......

Twitter Chatter: Claressa Shields sounds off on fighting men

By Scott Shaffer World middleweight champion Claressa Shields on Twitter:  "I don't care what these old ass boxers say, women deserve equal pay. And all this any man can beat a woman fighter is crap. I’ve put hands on pro fighters who were not taking easy on me. And a man off the street and no training I would beat the hell out of him. I said...

Saturday in Texas: Ortiz vs. Orozco

Press Release This Saturday in Grand Prairie, Texas, Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Antonio Orozco will do battle in the welterweight division with the WBA's mandatory position at stake. [Manny Pacquiao is the WBA super champion after defeating Keith Thurman, the Ortiz-Orozco winner is more likely to compete for the currently vacant WBA...

Warrington to defend vs. Takoucht

Press Release Josh Warrington (pictured) will be back home in Leeds, England when he defends his IBF featherweight title against [lightly credentialed] France's Sofiane Takoucht at First Direct Arena on Saturday October 12th, live on BT Sport. Warrington (29-0, 6KOs) will be making the third defense of his championship faced off...

Feigenbutz headlines vs. unbeaten Spaniard in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Press Release German super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz (30-2, 27 KOs) faces Spain's Cesar Nunez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) on August 17 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Following a fifth-round demolition of Przemyslaw Opalach (27-3, 22 KOs) in January, the 23 year-old Feigenbutz  (a former WBA regular title holder) is looking to take the next step in...

Marqus Bates training hard for Evincii Dixon

Press Release Massachusetts welterweight Marqus Bates is abiding by the philosophy that you no longer have to beat the best in order to be the best, you should probably train with the best, too. Bates (7-2, 5 KOs) aims for his sixth consecutive win next on Aug. 9th at Rhode Island's Twin River Casino Hotel when he faces deceptively...

Troy Williamson vs. Nav Mansouri booked for October 12th

Press Release British junior middleweights Troy Williamson and Nav Mansouri will go head-to-head on October 12th. The two men will battle live on BT Sport at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF featherweight title defense against Sofiane Takoucht. Williamson (11-0-1 plus four losses in the World...

Donaire-Inoue lands in Japan on November 7th

Press Release Japan’s Naoya "Monster" Inoue (18-0, 16 KOs) and legendary Filipino-American Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire (40-5, 26 KOs) clash for the Ali Trophy in the bantamweight division at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on November 7th. Comosa AG, the organiser of the World Boxing Super Series, is delighted to travel...

Top Rank reveals full card for August 17th show in L.A.

Press Release Undefeated junior welterweight Arnold Barboza Jr., South African welterweight Chris van Heerden and undefeated middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly will all see action in scheduled ten-rounders on Saturday, August 17th at Los Angeles' Banc of California Stadium on the undercard of WBO junior featherweight champion...

Devin Haney books MSG debut for Sept. 13th

Press Release Devin Haney (pictured) can take a giant leap towards world title glory when he faces fellow unbeaten Zaur Abdullaev in a final eliminator for the WBC lightweight title on Friday September 13th at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. [The WBC title is...

Introducing Rhode Island junior welterweight Elijah Peixoto

Press Release Elijah Peixoto (1-0, 1 KO) works full-time five days a week, sometimes six, installing insulation in homes, and can even do construction, everything from dry wall to stick framing. When he's done, he rides his bike to the Big Six Boxing Academy in Providence -- seven and a half miles there, and seven and a half home -- to...

DAZN to air blockbuster undercard on Sept. 13th

Press Release The undercard for the Septmber 13th undercard at Madison Square Garden will feature WBA/IBF World 122-pound champion Daniel Roman defending against Murodjon Akhmadaliev. Seven-division champion Amanda Serrano returns to featherweight to challenge WBO champion Heather Hardy in an all-Brooklyn affair, and at heavyweight,...

Frampton "devastated" by hand injury

Press Release Former world featherweight champion Carl Frampton has shared his thoughts on the freak injury that has forced him to withdraw from Saturday’s scheduled fight with Emmanuel Dominguez. Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) has suffered a left hand injury after a large ornament fell onto him, meaning he will be unable to compete in...

WBO orders Ramirez-Caterall

By Scott Shaffer Jose Ramirez, who recently added Maurice Hooker's WBO junior welterweight championship to the WBC version he already owned, has been ordered by the WBO to defend against Great Britain's Jack Caterall. As a condition of sanctioning the Ramirez-Hooker unification bout, the WBO required that the winner must make the...

Frank Warren announces Sept. 14th show in York Hall

Press Release Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions returns to London's York Hall on Saturday September 14th. In the headliner,  Croydon’s Sunny Edwards (12-0, 4 KOs) drops down in weight to challenge Mexico’s Hugo Rosendo Guarneros (16-2-2, 8 KOs) at flyweight. Also on the card, Brad Foster (11-0-1, 4 KOs) makes the second defense of...

Valdez vacates; Stevenson-Gonzalez to determine next WBO featherweight champ

By Scott Shaffer Oscar Valdez has vacated the WBO featherweight championship and the organization has ordered the vacant title to be contested by former Olympian Shakur Stevenson and Joet Gonzalez. Both men are undefeated. Stevenson is from Newark, New Jersey and is promoted by Top Rank. Gonzalez is from Los Angeles and is promoted by...

Shields-Habazin rescheduled for October 5th

Press Release Undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields’ attempt at history has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 5th live on Showtime.  Shields (pictured) will aim to make history as the fastest fighter in boxing, male or female, to become a three-division champion when she takes on former IBF welterweight champion...

Blair Cobbs back on August 22nd

Press Release Welterweight Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (11-0-1, 7 KOs) returns to the ring on Thursday, August 22nd at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, CA. Cobbs will face fellow Steve Villalobos (11-0-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round bout that will be shown live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight...

Mielnicki signs with Premier Boxing Champions

By Scott Shaffer New Jersey teenager Vito Mielnicki, Jr. (1-0) announcing he has signed what effectively amounts to a promotional deal with Premier Boxng Champions: "I want to thank Al Haymon, Luis De Cuba Jr. for believing in me. I want to thank my manager Anthony Catanzaro for helping me get in this position. Lastly, I want to thank my...

Introducing Ireland's Joe Ward

Press Release  Irish amateur boxing star Joe Ward is headed toward the professional ranks and has signed a co-promotional agreement with DiBella Entertainment of New York City and Boston-based Murphys Boxing. Ward is managed by Times Square Boxing Co., based in New York City. Additionally, Ward has retained Buddy McGirt to serve as...

Hotel mishap KOs Frampton from Saturday's main event

Press Release Former world featherweight champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton was forced to drop out of Saturday’s main event against Emmanuel Dominguez at the Liacouras Center after fracturing the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. The injury occurred Monday morning at the fight hotel when someone knocked over a concrete structure,...

Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa to defend vs. Shemelle Baldwin

Press Release On Thursday, August 29th, DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing series will return to Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, with a card headlined by Toka Kahn Clary taking on Irvin Gonzalez in a ten-round super featherweight contest. WBA women's super middleweight world champion Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa will defend...

Next up for Daniel Dubois: untested Ebenezer Tetteh

Press Release British heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois will bid to add the Commonwealth heavyweight title to his belt collection and WBO female flyweight champion Nicola Adams will have her frst title fight when boxing returns to the Royal Albert Hall on Friday September 27th. Dubois 12-0 (11KOs), who defeated domestic rival Nathan...

Post-Fight Interview Adam Kownacki

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Chris Arreola in a highly entertaining fight. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Adam Kownacki:"Thank you, I think it was entertaining, me and Arreola both came to fight, we had a lot to lose, a lot to gain and we fought like that. We left it all on the line that line. I...

More results from Liverpool

Press Release  Anthony Fowler W10 Brian Rose... Over the weekend in Liverpool, Anthony Fowler returned with a wide points win over Brian Rose and then called for a rematch with Scott Fitzgerald. Fowler's unbeaten record was ended by a split decision loss to Fitzgerald in March, but he produced a more controlled performance to defeat...

Introducing Louisiana lightweight Jeremy “Zereaux” Hill

Press Release Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions announced the signing of undefeated lightweight Jeremy “Zereaux” Hill of New Orleans to a promotional contract. A tall (6’ 0”) and naturally gifted fighter, Hill (7-0, 4 KOs) came to boxing only six years ago and has quickly developed versatility. The 26-year-old counterpunches with...

Canadian update: Cotroni-Lafreniere rematch booked for September

Press Release On September 20th, two Quebec boxers will settle an old score at Montreal's Centre Pierre Charbonneau. Francis Lafrenière and Francesco Bruno Cotroni will fight each other since a well-remembered 2012 encounter in which Cotroni previaled. Since then, Lafrenière (19-7-2) has gone onto better pro success than Cotroni...

Jean Claude Bouttier, 1944-2019

By Scott Shaffer The WBC has reported the death of former European middleweight champion Jean Claude Bouttier of France. He died as a result of throat cancer. Bouttier was an extremely active boxer, packing a 64-7-1 career record into a pro career that lasted from 1965-1974. He twice won European honors and holds a win over Hall of Famer...

Cusumano dreaming of big things in the heavyweight division

Press Release Juiseppe Cusumano feels like he is gewtting closer to reaching that magic moment in the sport of boxing most fighters only dream of. From his wild win over Brendan Barrett in February to his trip to Alabama a month later to spar with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Cusumano (18-2, 16 KOs) knows the ball is in...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: mismatches abound in Spain

Press Release In Marbella, Spain, former European bantamweight champion Ryan Farrag made a successful return to the ring, defeating Nicaraguan-born Elvis Guillen (9-57-4) on points. Coming off a loss to Sunny Edwards, Farrag (20-4) was in control throughout the fight, and will now look to target big fights in the near future after...

Twitter Chatter: Chris Arreola update

By Scott Shaffer Henry Ramirez, trainer of Chris Arreola, provides an update on Arreola's condition after Arreola lost a twelve-round war vs. Adam Kownacki: "Just giving you guys an update!! Chris was not at post fight presser, because we're at the hospital !! His left hand is broken and getting looked at !! Other than hand he's fine and in...

667 total punches land as Kownacki tops Arreola

Press Release Adam Kownacki W12 Chris Arreola... Polish heavyweight Adam Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) earned a unanimous decision over Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KOs) in an all-action brawl on Saturday night from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Together, Kownacki (pictured) and Arreola set the CompuBox heavyweight record...

Jean Pascal remains on the world stage with upset of Marcus Browne

Press Release Jean Pascal W8 Marcus Browne... There was bad blood before the first bell and a different kind of bad blood at the end. In a huge upset, former world light heavyweght champion Jean Pascal (34-6-1, 20 KOs) won an eight-round technical decision over former Olympian Marcus Browne (23-1, 16 KOs) when a leaky cut over Browne’s left...

Omotoso destroys Stevens

Press Release Wale Omotoso TKO3 Curtis Stevens... Nigerian junior middleweight Wale Omotoso notched the biggest victory of his career, defeating Curtis Stevens in Stevens' hometown via third-round stoppage in a scheduled ten-round contest at Brooklyn New York's Barclays Center. Omotoso (28-4, 22 KOs), who trains out of Oxnard,...

Conlan wins in Belfast homecoming

Press Release Michael Conlan TKO9 Diego A. Ruiz ... A sold-out crowd of around 10,000 at Falls Park in Belfast, Northen Ireland came to see Michael Conlan put on a show, and the featherweight did not disappoint, stepping on the gas late and stopping Argentina's Diego Alberto Ruiz (21-3, 10 KOs) in the ninth round of a scheduled ten-rounder...

Pan Am Games: USA goes 0-4 on final day

Press Release  The American Pan Am Games team came up short in Lima, Peru, getting shut out of gold medals in four bouts after six intense days of boxing action at the Miguel Grau Coliseum. Only Oshae Jones of Ohio won gold for the USA, accomplishing the feat on Friday in the women's welterweight division. Bantamweight Duke...

Finland's Wahlstrom retains title with draw vs. Jeffrey

Press Release Eva Wahlstrom D10 Ronica Jeffrey ... WBC super featherweight champion Eva Wahlstrom retained her title by fighting to a ten-round split draw with challenger Ronica "Queen" Jeffrey at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. RJJ Boxing Promotions offered free admission to reward its Las Vegas fans and 5,400 turned out to watch...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Belfast undercard results

Press Release Luke Keeler W10 Luis Arias... Ireland's Luke Keeler (17-2-1) got a career-best win when he decisioned Luis Arias (18-2-1) over ten rounds in a middleweight contest held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Keeler said afterwards,  “I’m happy, and we still have more to improve. It’s exciting for me because Daniel Jacobs couldn’t do...