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Introducing Navy veteran Blaze Fidler Hernandez

Press Release Jeter Promotions has announced the signing of Navy veteran Blaze Fidler Hernandez, a super featherweight getting a late start on his pro career. Hernandez of Arnold, Maryland has a professional record of 0-0-1, as he turned pro with a draw against Antonio Dunton-El Jr. on October 18th in Hanover, Maryland. Hernandez had...

Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz proudly represents Worcester, MA

Press Release Lightweight Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (12-0, 6 KOs) hopes to bring a world title home to Worcester, Massachusetts. The second-largest city in New England, Worcester is located in Central Massachusetts, and it has a rich boxing history dating back nearly a century: two-division champion Lou Brouillard, a Canadian import...

Colbert-Corrales named Fox co-feature for Jan. 18th

Press Release On January 18th on Fox and Fox Deportes live in primetime from Temple University's Liacouras Center, Chris "Prime Time" Colbert (pictured) will take on former WBA super champion Jezreel Corrales for the WBA interim belt at super featherweight. Colbert (13-0, 5 KOs) showed off his emerging power with a one-punch knockout...

Andy Ruiz tours the facilities

Press Release IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr., now present in Saudi Arabia for his colossal rematch with Anthony Joshua, toured the custom-built Diriyah Arena in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site ahead of the epic bout on December 7th. The 15,000-seater stadium has been constructed in the ancient remains of...

Matchroom Boxing USA continues to expand its management

Press Release Matchroom Boxing USA continues to grow. Former UFC and WWE marketing executive Chris Provino was hired as the head of Event and Fighter Marketing while Shaun Palmer was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Palmer will assume overall leadership of Matchroom Boxing USA, reporting to Eddie Hearn and...

J-Rock Williams to defend his titles in his hometown

Press Release Julian "J-Rock" Williams will defend his WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles in a Philadelphia homecoming against the hard-hitting Dominican Jeison Rosario on Saturday, January 18th in the Fox PBC Fight Night main event and on Fox Deportes from Temple University's Liacouras Center. "Julian Williams earned one of 2019's...

Matchroom adds Zhang-Rudenko to Monaco show

Press Release Chinese heavyweight Zhilei Zhang has promised to return from his fourteenth-month absence from the ring with a “bang” when he takes on Andriy Rudenko in a ten-round contest at the Casino de Monte-Carlo on Saturday November 30th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Zhang was meant to face Sergey Kuzmin this...

Benavidez hoping for unification vs. Smith

Press Release A proud WBC champion once again, super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja/Red Flag” Benavidez says he’s a stronger, wiser version of himself and has his sights set on the division’s other big names. Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs), from Phoenix, says he watched WBA champion Callum Smith’s recent defense against fellow Brit John...

RJJ Boxing coming to Russia on Dec. 7th

Press Release On Saturday, December 7th, RJJ Boxing Russia presents its first professional boxing event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from RCC Martial Arts Academy in Ekaterinburg, Russia.  Russian cruiserweight Alexey Egorov (9-0, 7 KOs) will be showcased in the ten-round main event against a Ukrainian opponent, Sergey Radchenko (7-4,...

Boxingtalk joins DiBella Entertainment in boxing wishing fans a happy Thanksgiving

Press Release Training over the long Thanksgiving weekend, three of the top boxers on the upcoming Broadway Boxing card shared their thoughts on the family holiday as they prepare for battle on Thursday, December 5th at Terminal 5 in Manhattan, NY. The 112th edition of Broadway Boxing will be live streamed exclusively on UFC Fight...

Dillian Whyte to fight in Saudi Arabia despite pending PED issues in the UK

Edited Press Release Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has landed a spot on the Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua II heavyweight title fight taking place at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7th. The show will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US. Whyte will take on Poland’s Mariusz Wach in his...

Manfredo returns quickly after last week's debacle

Edited Press Release Peter Manfredo Jr. KO1 Melvin Russell...  Peter Manfredo Jr. barely broke a sweat in his return to professional boxing this past Saturday, and "The Pride of Providence" Peter Manfredo Jr. has already booked his next fight, set for  Saturday, December 7th at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.  Manfredo Jr. ended a...

Ruiz arrives in Saudi Arabia

Press Release Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. has vowed to “make history again” as he landed in Saudi Arabia for the Clash On The Dunes, bringing his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO title belts with him. The Mexican-American fighter followed his challenger Anthony Joshua into the Kingdom, touching down at King Khalid International Airport in...

Tete's title defense headlines ESPN+ stream this Saturday

Press Release South African southpaw Zolani Tete, the WBO bantamweight champion, will make his first title defense in more than a year against former two-weight champion John Riel Casimero on Saturday from Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, England. This will be the fourth title defense for Tete, who withdrew from the World Boxing Super...

Davis: "Gamboa is the biggest test of my career so far"

Press Release Two-time super featherweight title holder Gervonta “Tank’’ Davis (pictured) went face to face with former featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa Tuesday at a press conference in Atlanta to preview their battle for the vacant WBA regular title, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 28th on Showtime. The...

Star Boxing Heads to Springfield, MA

Press Release Star Boxing announced its next show, coming to the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA on December 13th. Connecticut's Omar Bordoy 9-1, 3 KOs) will be in his toughest task to date against Victor Rabei (Dublin, Ireland 8-0 2KO's). Bordoy is no stranger to wars, such as when he took on then undefeated Terrell Bostic and...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: late results

Press Release Ievgen Khytrov KO3 Ernest Amuzu... Ukrainian super middleweight Ievgen Khytrov (20-3) registered his third consecutive stoppage by taking out Ernest Amuzu on Saturday at The Bryan Glazer JCC in Tampa, Florida. Khytrov dominated the action, until Amuzu had enough and the fight was stopped at 2:59 of round three of their...

Russian military type Grag of War wants a Youtube fight

Video   Stelka Street Fight's Grag of War wants KSI or Logan Paul to see this video and fight him in another battle...

WBO strips Briedis for refusing to give Glowacki a rematch

By Scott Shaffer The WBO cruiserweight championship has been declared vacant as part of a months-long legal battle arising from Maris Briedis' foul-tainted victory over Krzysztof Glowacki last June. That fight was part of the World Boxing Super Series. Briedis landed a deliberate foul, an elbow to the jaw of Glowacki, that hurt him badly...

Raquel Miller wins battle of undefeateds

Press Release Raquel Miller W10 Alma Ibarra... On Saturday night in Quebec City, San Francisco's Raquel Miller captured the WBA interim title at 154 pound, winning a  ten-round unanimous decision over Mexico's Alma Ibarra (7-1). Miller controlled the action and kept the previously undefeated Ibarra at bay and won by scores of 99-91 and...

Jermall Charlo's Journi continues with some extra motivation

Press Release WBC regular middleweight champion Jermall Charlo received extra motivation last Tuesday with the birth of his daughter Journi, as he nears his title defense against Dennis Hogan live on Showtime on Saturday, December 7th from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. “It’s really all about family these days,” said Charlo....

Top Russian welterweights to fight for bogus title

Press Release Alexander Besputin and Radzhab Butaev, both Russians, will square off for the vacant WBA regular welterweight title this Saturday, November 30th. The card will take place at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco and it will be promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. It will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN...

Ken Shiro gets replacement opponent for Dec. 23rd

From WBC WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro, will still fight in Yokohama, in his native Japan, on December 23rd but he'll have a replacement opponent. Shiro (16-0) was originally slated to fight   Felix Alvarado, the IBF champion, in a unification bout. But  the Nicaraguan withdrew due to the lingering effects of...

Frampton to mount comeback on Saturday

Press Release Carl Frampton still feels capable of beating any featherweight on the planet. But for now, Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) faces Tyler McCreary (16-0-1, 7 KOs) on a bill that also sees Oscar Valdez tackle Andres Gutierrez. "The Jackal" is preparing to kickstart another journey to champion status when he takes on McCreary in Las...

Mexico's Ibeth Zamora signs with MTK Management

Press Release MTK Global announced the signing of WBC world flyweight champion Ibeth Zamora to a managerial contract. Zamora (30-6, 12 KOs) is a two-weight world champion, having won the WBC flyweight title last year, after holding the WBC light flyweight belt from 2013 to 2017. She said: “I’m delighted to sign with MTK Global....

Mykal Fox set to close out 2019 vs. John Arellano on Dec. 6th

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How's everything going in preparation for your December 6th bout with John Arellano? Mykal Fox: "Everything has been going great, I've been getting a lot of great sparring with excellent fighters like Malik Hawkins and a couple of other undefeated guys from around the area. In this fight, you can expect a great fight,...

Anthony Joshua arrives in Saudi Arabia

Press Release Former champion Anthony Joshua has promised the world an “iconic evening of boxing” as he lands in Saudi Arabia ahead of his rematch with IBF/WBA/WBO champion Andy Ruiz Jr in the Clash On The Dunes. Joshua landed last night at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh as arrives to set up his pre-fight training camp...

Did Callum Smith get a gift decision vs. John Ryder?

Edited Press Release Callum Smith W12 John Ryder ... Callum Smith successfully defended WBA 168-pound super championship for a second time with a hard-fought victory in his homecoming fight. The scores were 116-112 (twice) and 117-111 but Smith (pictured) was pushed all the way by mandatory challenger John Ryder [to the point where many called...

Results from Long Island, NY: Gonzalez beats Hernandez again

Press Release Danny Gonzalez W10 Johnny Hernandez ...  Leading up to Saturday's rematch, Danny Gonzalez and Johnny Hernandez were clear on their feelings towards one another.  Gozalez had a simple game plan, "leave no doubt" in his rematch with Hernandez.  The first round of the rematch picked up right where the last fight left off. ...

Joe Frazier to be honored by USA Boxing Alumni Association

Press Release One of boxing's all-time greatest, the late "Smokin'" Joe Frazier, will be inducted posthumously into the USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame, Friday night, December 13th, during a special Class of 2019 ceremony, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The HOF reception is being held...

None Wilder: One Right Hand Erases Deficit on Cards...Again

Sean Sullivan @ringside Deontay Wilder KO7 Luis Ortiz... Nearing his fifth year as heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder came from behind once again to knock out Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, this time in the seventh round. Behind on all three scorecards, by tallies of 59-55 twice and 58-56, Wilder ultimately needed just one right-hand bomb to land on...

Can Xu throws 1562 punches in win!

By Scott Shaffer Can Xu W12 Manny Robles III... In a one-sided but entertaining fight at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, Can Xu of China threw an incredible 1562 punches over twelve rounds to defeat Manny Robles III of Los Angeles via unanimous decision.  Can landed 402 of the 1562, and won handily on the scorecards by tallies...

Alvarado brothers duplicate Charlo brothers as twin champions

Edited Press Release Rene Alvarado TKO7 Andrew Cancio... A confrontation between veterans ended with a technical knockout in favor of Nicaragua's Rene Alvarado, who defeated California's Andrew Cancio to become the WBA super featherweight champion. Alvarado (32-8), never considered true world-class material, surprised the fans in Indio, California...

Women's Olympic candidates narrowed to 40

Press Release Following four qualifying tournaments that began in December 2018, the field of 40 elite female boxers who will compete next month at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing in Lake Charles, La. is final. A total of 117 elite female boxers competed throughout the year for the 40 available spots. Only ten will advance...

Ramirez scores dramatic knockout of Barthelmy

By Sean Sullivan @Ringside Eduardo Ramirez TKO4 Leduan Barthelemy... Mexican Eduardo Ramirez, 126.5 lbs., of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, met Las Vegas-based Cuban Leduan Barthelemy, 127, in a rematch of their 2017 draw. Since their initial encounter, Barthelemy had earned two victories on points earlier this year, while fellow southpaw Ramirez won two...

Figueroa, Ceja fight to exciting draw

Sean Sullivan@ringside Brandon Figueroa W12 Julio Ceja... WBA regular super bantamweight titleholder Brandon Figueroa, 122 lbs., of Weslaco, TX, and Julio Ceja, 126.5 lbs., of Palmdale, CA, waged war for 12 action-packed rounds. The fast-paced contest was fought almost entirely in close quarters and featured plenty of thrilling exchanges. Figueroa...

Wilder-Ortiz II undercard results

By Sean Sullivan @Ringside Omar Juarez  KO6 Kevin Shacks... Omar Juarez, 141 lbs., of Brownsville, TX, twice floored Kevin Shacks, 142.5 lbs., of Haslett, MI, in the opening round then outboxed him for the remainder of the six-round contest focusing on his counter-attack. Juarez dished out plenty of punishment to the body in his opening salvo, bringing...

Luis Nery fails to make weight; fight off

By Scott Shaffer For the second time in his career, former WBC champion Luis Nery has missed the 118-pound bantamweight limit. This time, it will cost him a fight, as the scheduled pay-per-view bout between Nery and former IBF champion Emmanuel Rodriguez has been called off. After Nery failed to make weight, Rodriguez opted not to fight. ...

Davies stops Yoon in Golden Ticket tournament

Press Release The semi-finalists for the  Golden Contract junior welterweight tournament were decided at London’s York Hall on Friday. Ohara Davies, Tyrone McKenna, Mohamed Mimoune and Jeff Ofori all sealed a final four spot. Ofori kicked off the quarter-finals with a split decision win over Welsh champion Kieran Gething; former...

Boxingtalk salutes three-time Olympian Paddy Barnes

Press Release Northern Ireland's Paddy Barnes, a three-time Olympian and perhaps the most decorated Irish amateur of all time, has announced his retirement. Barnes, who won won Olympic bronze medals in both 2008 and 2012, is one of Belfast’s most beloved sons. As a pro, he was 11-4, which includes World Series of Boxing fights, as well as...