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Alantez Fox ends inactivity with win, wants back on fast track

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your stoppage victory over Nick Brinson (19-5-2). Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Alantez Fox: "I heard the commentary on the fight, they gave it a B+ grade and I think that's a pretty good assessment. I got caught with some shots that I didn't need to get caught with, but at the...

Still too soon to judge Deontay's legacy

By Doveed Linder You really can’t judge a boxer until his career is all said and done.  Before Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) beat Sonny Liston in 1964, most people wouldn’t have guessed that he would go on to be “The Greatest.”  Bernard Hopkins wasn’t considered a future Hall of Famer till he defeated Felix Trinidad.  And it...

Raquel Miller Beasting Her Way Into Title Picture

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Erin Toughill (7-5-1). Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Raquel Miller: "Thank you I thought I had a solid performance, I had fun in there, I was relaxed, I went in there and boxed and had some fun. I got to bang a couple of rounds, I had some fun in there." GL: This...

Joshua says he's not overlooking Ruiz

Press Release IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua insists he hasn’t underestimated Andy Ruiz Jr. “one bit” ahead of their title clash at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday June 1, shown live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. Ruiz, a California-based Mexican, is in his second world title...

So Paulie is actually going through with this bare knuckles boxing thing

Press Release Former boxing champion Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi (pictured) and UFC veteran Artem "The Russian Hammer" Lobov went face-to-face Monday at a heated press conference in New York to promote their bare knuckles fight on Saturday, June 22nd, a pay-per-view event from Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa,...

Introducing Olympic hopeful Keyshawn Davis

Press Release Team USA lightweight Keyshawn Davis has been preparing all of his young life to represent his country in the Olympics. If everything goes as planned and remains on schedule, the Norfolk, Virginia native will be boxing for gold next year in Japan [assuming boxing continues as an Olympic sport]. The 20-year-old Davis, who...

Ghana boxer gets Scotland assignment

By Scott Shaffer According to Ghana Web, Ghanaian welterweight Justice Addy (16-5-1) has booked his trip to Livingston, Scotland to face comebacking Lee McAllister on June 15th. McAllister (35-3) had his last significant fight in 2012, a loss to Denis Shafikov. McAllister got an easy win in 2013 but hasn't fought since and is now age 37....

Late results: Duno wins in Indio, California

Press Release Romero Duno W9 Juan A. Rodriguez... Filipino lightweight "Ruthless" Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) defeated Mexico's Juan Antonio "Mozo" Rodriguez (30-8, 26 KOs) via ninth-round technical split decision on Thursday in Indio, California. Duno won with scores of 85-84 and 86-83, while one judge scored the fight 85-84 for Rodriguez....

"100% Free Agent" Gary Russell Jr. wants Santa Cruz or Berchelt next

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on another successful title defense against Kiko Martinez (39-9-2, 28 KOs) last night. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Gary Russell Jr: "I honestly got to take some time to look at the footage all over again. I feel like I controlled the pace of the fight, I feel like I controlled...

Mykquan Williams Post-Fight Interview

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Rickey Edwards (12-2, 3 KOs) on Friday. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Mykquan Williams: "Thank you. I thought I fought good, I was more aggressive than usual, I had some not anger I would say, but some good controlled aggression. For my first ten rounder I felt good...

Alantez Fox wins in Washington D.C.

Press Release Alantez Fox TKO6 Nick Brinson... Alantez Fox scored a sixth-round stoppage ofr Nick Brinson in a super middleweight clash Saturday at The ESA Arena in Washington, D.C. Fox (25-1-1) landed a right hand in the opening frame that sent Brinson to the canvas. Fox never lost control of the encounter and worked very well behind his...

Late results from around the United States

Press Release Ardreal Holmes W6 Lanardo Tyner... Flint Michigan junior middleweight Ardreal Holmes went to 9-0 with a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Lanardo Tyner in Dearborn, Michigan. The 24 year-old Holmes of Flint, Michigan was systematic in winning by shutout tallies on two cards at 60-54 and 58-56 on the third to raise...

Results from Denmark: Mock still winning at 47

Press Release Lolenga Mock W12 Mateo Damian Veron ... Age 47, and a 28-year pro, the incredible Lolenga Mock avenged a loss against Mateo Damian Veron (28-24-3) in Aarhus, Denmark. The local hero scored a split decision, twelve-round win over his Argentinian opponent.  The win reverses a January loss by Mock to VeronShakhobidin Zoirov...

Felix Alvarado retains IBF 108-pound title

By Scott Shaffer Felix Alvarado W12 Reiya Konishi ... The IBF light flyweight championship remains around the waist of Nicaragua's Felix Alvarado, who went to Kobe, Japan and defeated Reiya Konishi by unanimous decision. The first half of the fight was close, but Alvarado swept rounds eight through eleven on all three official scorecard to...

Wilder-Breazeale post-fight reaction

Press Release WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder delivered the 40th knockout of his career in devastating fashion Saturday night, putting Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale flat on his back with a trademark right hand in front of a raucous crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here is what Wilder (pictured) had...

Monster Inoue lays waste to Rodriguez to become three-division champ

By Scott Shaffer Naoya Inoue TKO2 Emmanuel Rodriguez...  In Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, Japan's Naoya Inoue put on about the most devastating performance possible for a boxer, destroying a previously unbeated champion, Emmanuel Rodriguez in just two rounds. Today,  Inoue scored three knockdowns in the second round against Rodriguez (19-1),...

Wilder obliterates Breazeale in first round

By Justin Hackman Deontay Wilder KO1 Dominic Breazeale... Say what you will about Deontay Wilder’s technique, the man hits hard.  Don’t ask Dominic Breazeale how hard though, because chances are he doesn’t remember.  The WBC heavyweight champion needed less than a round to settle matters at Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Things seemed...

Undercard results from Brooklyn

Press Release Robert Alfonso D8 Iago Kiladze...  At Brooklyn, New York's Barclay Center, a battle between heavyweights Robert Alfonso (18-0-1, 8 KOs) of Cuba and Iago Kiladze (26-4-1, 18 KOs) of the Republic of Georgia ended in a split-draw. After eight rounds of [in]action, one judge scored the fight 77-75 for Alfonso, another had it 77-75...

Tank Davis booked for hometown fight

Press Release [Although social media beefs are swirling between Gervonta Davis and both Tevin Farmer and Gary Russell], it was announced on Saturday's Showtime telecast that Davis, the undefeated WBA 130-pound super champion, will instead defend his title against mandatory challenger Ricardo Nuñez on Saturday, July 27th. The bout will...

Russell stops Martinez on cuts

By Justin Hackman Gary Russell Jr. TKO5 Kiko Martinez... WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) had Kiko Martinez (39-9, 28 KOs) on missile lock from round one.  Russell’s marksmanship was on display, his speed was blinding, and his level of superiority was as apparent as the blood on Martinez’s face by round three.  A...

New champion alert: Josh Taylor outguns Ivan Baranchyk for IBF 140-pound title

By Scott Shaffer Josh Taylor W12 Ivan Baranchyk... Scotland's Josh "The Tartan Tornado" Taylor had the kind of night every boxer dreams about. Fighting in his home nation, Taylor took away Ivan Baranchyk's undefeated record, became the IBF junior welterweight champion and punched his ticket for a World Boxing Super Series final bout, where he...

Saunders picks up paper title vs. Isufi

By Scott Shaffer Billy Joe Saunders W12 Shefat Isufi ... In his second fight back after a PED suspension, Billy Joe Saunders grabbed a soft title in Stevenage, England, defeating little-known Shefat Isufi of Germany for the vacant WBO super middleweight belt. The title became vacant when Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez vacated in order to campaign...

Mendez and Heraldez battle to a draw

Fight Report Argenis Mendez D10 Juan Heraldez... At Brooklyn, New York's Barclay Center, former 130-pound title holder Argenis Mendez held undefeated Juan Heraldez to a ten-round draw in a 140-pound contest. Judge Julie Lederman scored it 97-93 for Mendez, but she was overruled by two 95-95 scorecards. Heraldez was not that aggressive and...

Joe Joyce pummels Alexander Ustinov

By Scott Shaffer Joe Joyce KO3 Alexander Ustinov... Joe Joyce, one of a rising crop of British heavyweights, took a step forward in his career, defeating a long-in-the-tooth Alexander Ustinov inside three rounds in a chilly outdoor fight held in Stevenage, England (at time, you could see the boxers' breath).  Joyce is not the quickest...

Fight announced between Koki Kameda and Tenshin Nasukawa

By Scott Shaffer According to the Asian Boxing website, a major Japanese fighting event has been booked for June 22nd, but it remains to be seen whether this wil be a legitimate fight or a media circus. Three-division champion Koki Kameda is going to fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, the guy who was destroyed in a boxing exhibition by...

Yigit breaks down Baranchyk-Taylor

By Anthony Yigit (as posted on Reddit) Danish boxer Anthony Yigit lost to IBF 140-pound champion Ivan Baranchyk in the opening round of the World Boxing Super Series. He also narrowly lost to Josh Taylor in the amateurs. Yigit may be the most qualified  person in the world to break down today's Baranchyk-Taylor fight in the World Boxing Super Series. Here is...

Results from Connecticut: Williams wins, Pierce scores an upset

Fight Report Mykquan Williams W10 Rickey Edwards... On Friday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, junior welterweight Mykquan Williams (pictured) went the ten-round distance for the first time as a pro against Rickey Edwards of Paterson, NJ. The local fan favorite, Williams, 140lbs., applied pressure and remained the...

Marco Huck hits on break, fight ruled a No Contest

Fight Report Marco Huck NC Nick Guivas... On the Mohegan Sun undercard, former WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck's second ring appearance in the United States was a short one. Soon after the opening bell, Huck, 217 pounds, and opponent Nick Guivas, 233, fell into a clinch. Huck Pictured) landed a right hook to the temple of Guivas...

Burnett kicks off 122-pound campaign with a TKO

By Scott Shaffer Ryan Burnett TKO6 Jelbirt Gomera... In Belfast, Northern Ireland, former IBF/WBA bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett got his super bantamweight campaign off to a good start, stopping Jelbirt Gomera of the Philippines in the sixth rund. Burnett's last fight came in November, a loss in the World Boxing Super Series when a...

Freddie Roach backs his man Ivan Baranchyk today

Press Release Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is excited to guide IBF 140-pound champion Ivan Baranchyk in the battle of the unbeatens vs. Josh Taylor, tonight at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Roach, who is widely regarded as one of the best boxing trainers of all time, the man behind Manny Pacquiao, has only been with "The...

South Africa's Tholumusa Ngema gets road victory

Fight Report Tholumusa Ngema W10 Tshepang Babui... South African super bantamweight Tholumusa Ngema travelled into his opponents backyard and came out with a win, defeating Tshepang Babui over ten rounds at Boipuso Hall in Gaborone, Botswana. The local man, nicknamed “Gear Box”, was brave and willing from the start, and kept the fight...

Venezuela's "Triple C" arrives in China for big fight

Press Release Vernezuela's Carlos Canizales has arrived in China for his junior flyweight fight on May 26th.in Fuzhou. Canizales has arrived on Asian soil this Thursday. Canizales (21-01-) will be defending his WBA regular title against Japan's Sho Kimura (18-2-2). [Japan's Ryoiti Taguchi is the WBA super champion in the division....

Weigh-in report from Brooklyn: Wilder plus 11 pounds from last fight

Press Release WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder weighed in at 223 ¼ pounds and his challenger Dominic Breazeale tipped the scales at 255 ¼ for their grudge match that airs tomorrow live on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.   “Tomorrow is judgment day,” Wilder told analyst Steve Farhood during Friday’s weigh-in from the...

Weigh-in Report from Glasgow: Taylor needs a second try

Press Release IBF junior welterweight champion Ivan Baranchyk, his challenger Josh Taylor, IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez and his chllenger Naoyas Inoue are all ready for their World Boxing Super Series bouts tomorrow at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. All four made weight, with Taylor initially falling short but making...

The Boxingtalk Interview: referee Kenny Chevalier talks about polio

By Justin Hackman Justin Hackman: Kenny, let’s start with how you came into the sport of boxing. Kenny Chevalier: Well I was stricken with polio when I was young.  It affected the use of my left arm, right leg and back.  So I was in a handicap school up until the third grade.  But I wanted to get into sports at my boys club and tried out...

Devin Haney workout quotables

Press Release Lightweight Devin "The Dream" Haney (21-0, 13 KOs), who is scheduled to face Antonio Moran (24-3, 17 KOs) at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on May 25th, held a media workout yesterday at City Boxing Gym in Las Vegas.  Haney's ten-round main event will air live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK as...

Twitter Chatter: reaction to Wilder's kill coments

By Scott Shaffer WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman: "I have seen Deontay Wilder [pictured] comments which are regrettable and completely against the spirit of our sport. I have known Wilder for a long time and he is not the person he portrays in such comments. His metaphors are against the WBC code of ethics and will be addressed in...

Tim Tszyu wins Australian junior middleweight title

By Scott Shaffer Tim Tszyu W10 Joel Camilleri ... In front of a large Australian crowd and a pay-per-view audience, Tim Tszyu (13-0, 11 KOs) claimed the Australian junior middleweight title by defeating Joel Camilleri (17-6-1, 8 KOs). Tszyu, the son of former world 140-pound champion Kostya Tszyu, won a unanimous ten-round decision by scores...

Good news: WBA postpones Charr-Bryan purse bid. Bad news: only for eleven days

Press Release The WBA Championships Committee announced a new date for the purse bid to carry out the bout between Manuel Charr and Trevor Bryan for its regular heavyweight title. The bid, originally scheduled for May 17th, will now take place on May 28th at the offices of the WBA in Panama City. The conditions of the auction will...

More on the Rodriguez-Inoue shoving incident

Press Release William Cruz, the trainer of IBF champ Emmanuel Rodriguez, explains why he pushed Naoya Inoue’s trainer at the media workout for Saturday’s WBSS bantamweight semi-final at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow: “I don’t have a problem with the press doing their job. But Team Inoue was there watching and filming us training. So I played...