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Ajagba Forever-Well, For The Foreseeable Future At Least

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory, a second-round stoppage of Michael Wallisch (19-2) this weekend. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Efe Ajagba: "I was prepared for the fight, I trained a lot for the fight. The guy is a good fighter and a good power and he's got power. I know that he was going to have a...

Ronnie Shields pleased with Ajagba's win, but heavy slugger needs better sparring

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on Efe Ajagba's victory over Michael Wallisch. Can you give us some thoughts on his performance? Ronnie Shields: "I thought his performance was great. He did everything that we worked on, I told him to come out using his jab and throw straight punches to see what the guy's going to do, but I would like to...

WBA creates another bogus title this weekend

By Scott Shaffer The WBA is creating yet another meaningless interim title. This weekend, John Ryder (27-4) and Bilal Akkawy (20-0-1) will face off for the vacant interim WBA super middleweight title. The fighters, who hail from Britain and Australia, will enter the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in suport of the world...

Price-Allen added to Whyte-Rivas show in London

Press Release Dave Allen will face David Price in an all-British heavyweight showdown on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s clash against unbeaten Oscar Rivas at The O2 in London on July 20th, live on Sky Sports Box Office.  Allen (17-4-2, 14 KOs) stopped former WBA regular title holder Lucas Browne in three rounds at the Greenwich venue...

Bensalem, PA card taking shape

Russell Peltz social media The 1300-seat Excite Center at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania will host a boxing show on June 15th. According to Hall of Fame promoter Russell Peltz, the show will include a six-round super middleweight bout between Omar Kabary Salem (9-0) of Brooklyn, NY, and respected journeyman Jamaal Davis (18-14-1)...

Panama update: Jezreel Corrales fight to be free-streamed tonight

Press Release The WBA will broadcast a boxing show on its website on Tuesday. The card, which will be held at the Albrook Mall, in Panama City, will see former WBA 130-pound champion Jezreel Corrales (22-2) face Colombia's Onalvi Sierra (27-8-1) at lightweight. In his last fight, the Panamanian Corrales lost his title to Alberto Machado. ...

Efe Ajagba coming right back to Showtime on June 29th Jermall Charlo card

By G. Leon Undefeated heavyweight up and comer Efe Ajagba (10-0 9KO) informed Boxingtalk that his next fight will take place some time in June on the Jermall Charlo-Brandon Adams card. Initially it looked like the Charlo-Adams card would take place on June 8th or 15th, but last week Charlo (and Ajagba) trainer Ronnie Shields broke...

De Alba gets new opponent for Friday in PA

Press Release Local super featherweight Frank De Alba will take on late-replacement Ruben Dario Lopez in the eight-round main event this Friday, May 3rd, at The Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. The card is promoted by King’s Promotions in association with Titans Boxing Promotions. The 31 year-old De Alba is an eight-year veteran who...

Dispute arises over Australian lightweight title

Press Release The Australian National Boxing Federation (ANBF) will have to sort out a dispute over the vacant domestic lightweight title. Both TGW & Smithy's Promotions and Hoskings Promotions wanted to host the bout for the vacant Australian lightweight title between Gaige Ireland (6-3-2) and Brent Rice (8-1) and it went to purse bids. ...

Late results from England: Daniel Dubois now 11-0

Fight Report Daniel Dubois KO4 Richard Lartey... British heavyweight Daniel Dubois (11-0) got off to an explosive start when he entered into a trade-off with his Ghanaian opponent Richard Lartey. The 14-1 Lartey held his own and Dubois needed to remain wary of wild swings.  Dubois took two heavy shots in the second to demonstrate that he...

Athenkosi Dumezweni gets significant win in SOuth Africa

Press Release Athenkosi Dumezweni W12 Jonas Sultan... In East London, South Africa, former domestic 115-pound champion Athenkosi Dumezweni won a significant bout in the same weight class, a wide unanimous twelve-round points decision over Filipino Jonas Sultan. The South African Dumezweni won by scores of 119-108, 119-109 and 117-109....

Dusty Hernandez Harrison getting career back on track

By Scott Shaffer Dusty Hernandez Harrison KO4 Fred Jenkins Jr. ... Video posted by his father on Facebook shows Dusty Hernandez Harrison winning by fourth-round knockout over Fred Jenkins Jr. nine days ago in Maryland. Harrison (32-0-1) overwhelmed Jenkins (10-6) with a hard combination that caused Jenkins to hit the canvas, where he took a...

WBA lets Big Baby off lightly

By G. Leon In a written resolution dated April 26th, the WBA ruled that heavyweight Jarrell Miller would be barred from participating in WBA-sanctioned fights for just six months.  The resolution was based on two failed drug tests by Miller-- one for  GW1516 metaboites and one for exorbitant levels of human growth hormone (HGH). The...

Ryan Burnett on board with Top Rank, announces first bout at 122 pounds

Press Release Top Rank announced the signing of former unified bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett to a multi-fight promotional pact as part of the business collaboration between Top Rank and Burnett’s management group, MTK Global. Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) will make his ring return May 17th against the Philippines' Jelbirt Gomera (14-5) in...

Regis Prograis-The Best Damn Junior Welterweight In The World...Period

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your dominant victory over Kiryl Relikh to capture the WBA world title. Can you give us some thoughts on your peformance? Regis Prograis: "Thank you. I thought it was a good performance. I went in there and had fun and got the stoppage just like I told everyone I would. I'm a world champion and that's...

Abel Sanchez talks about cutting ties with Gennady Golovkin

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Coach, I want to be like you when I grow up, to be able to tell a fighter like Gennady Golovkin (pictured) who just signed a nine-figure deal that cutting my pay by 80% ain't going to work for me even though it's still six figures. You said bye-bye. Abel Sanchez:"And it had to be that, it's unfortunate. I wouldn't...

Shakur Stevenson targeting Tank Davis following title fight later this year

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your dominant victory over Christopher Diaz. Can you give us some thoughts on your peformance? Shakur Stevenson: "It was a good performance and Christopher Diaz is a very good fighter. I'm going to keep getting better and better this year and I'm going to have more good performances like that one on...

Boxingtalk's Mini-Monday Mailbag

By G. Leon Greg, Hope all is well  with you. I see you had Bob on the phone yesterday, did you ask him if he made that phone call to Haymon or no? I mean he was adamant that he was going to call Haymon [about potential welterweight unification between Errol Spence (pictured) who Haymon controls, and  Terencew Crawford, whom Arum...

Anthony "Juice" Young has big opportunity vs. Sadam Ali this weekend

Press Release This Saturday night at The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, welterweight, Anthony "Juice" Young (20-2) gets the biggest fight of his career so far when he takes on ex-WBO junior middleweight titlle holder Sadam Ali (27-2) on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs world middleweight championship fightr, live on...

Results from Rhode Island: Jamaine Ortiz wins easily

Jamaine Ortiz TKO1 Brazil's Vitor Jones. ..  Jamaine Ortiz of Worcester, Mass. kept his perfect intact with a first-round stoppage win over Brazil's Vitor Jones (15-5) on Friday night at Rhode Island's Twin River Casino Hotel, stopping his opponent at 1:50 of the opening round. The event, promoted by CES Boxing, featured...

Boxingtalk Prospect Watch: Money Powell IV targeting summer return

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your recent victory over Christian Aguirre (8-5). Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Money Powell IV: "I thought we did pretty good, I listened to my coach and followed the game plan. It was crazy because we were the swing bout and they actually had told me that I would be fighting after...

Easter vs. Barthelmy snoozer ends in draw

By G. Leon Robert Easter D12 Rances Barthelmy: The styles of former world champions Robert Easter (21-1-1) (pictured) and Rances Barthelmy (27-1-1) mixed as well as oil and water, subjecting boxing fans in attendance at the Chelsea in Las Vegas, Nevada-- and those viewing on Showtime-- to one of the worst boxing matches they've ever...

Postol dominates Mimoune in snoozer

By G. Leon Viktol Postol UD10 Mohamed Mimoune: Former junior welterweight champion Viktor Postol won a WBC eliminator over Mohamed Mimoune in an easily forgettable Showtime co-feature. It was one-sided and it was far from entertaining. Official scores were 99-91, 98-92, 97-93. Boxingtalk scored it 98-92. The WBC already has two...

Prograis destroys Relikh; continues to cement status as the best at 140

By G. Leon Regis Prograis TKO6 Kiryl Relikh: Undefeated junior welterweight Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) became the WBA champion tonight. Prograis was dominant from start to finish. A perfectly placed body left to the body made Relikh turn around and walk away before getting dropped. Relikh (23-3 19KO) beat the count and survived the...

Ajagba makes quick work of Wallisch

By G. Leon Efe Ajagba TKO2 Michael Wallisch: As expected, Efe Ajagba quickly and easily disposed of German softie Michael Wallisch in tonight's Showtime championship Boxing opener. Wallisch chose to expedite his demise by engaging with the heavy-handed Nigerian. Ajagba scored a knockdown in round two and finished the bout with a flurry...

Donaire scores KO of the year candidate vs. Young

By G. Leon Nonito Donaire KO6 Stephon Young: Future hall of famer Nonito Donaire (40-5 26KO) advanced to the finals of the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament with a thunderous one punch knockout over game last minute replacement Stephon Young. After an entertaining first five rounds that saw Donaire in control, while taking...

Estrada makes easy work of Sor Rungvisai, Roman unifies 122 pound titles, Sims goes ten

By G. Leon Juan Francisco Estrada UD12 SriSaket Sor Rungvisai: After an opening round that was fought at a hellacious pace, this fight was the Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3 26KO) show. The former flyweight champion, who hails from Mexico, easily outpunched, out-boxed and out-pointed the former top ten pound for pounder in a way that made...

Mario Barrios training camp quotables

Press Release Junior welterweight Mario Barrios will return to action when he takes on Argentina's Juan Jose Velasco in a ten-round showdown as part of Premier Boxing Champions on Fpx/ Fox Deportes on Saturday, May 11th from EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. The broadcast wil be headlined by IBF/WBA 154-pound champion Jarrett...

WBO denies Hogan petition for immediate rematch

Press Release WHEREAS, the purpose of the Jaime Munguia vs. Dennis Hogan review was to ascertain the winner of the bout even though the WBO does not have the power to reverse the Judges’ decision based on discretion, as the decision can only be revoked when fraud or a violation of the Law occurs.; and, WHEREAS, the day of the bout...

Ronnie Shields: Efe Ajagba will continue to show that he's a force to be reckoned with

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Efe is in action tomorrow night, what can boxing fans look forward to seeing from against Michael Wallisch? Ronnie Shields: "Efe is ready to go and he wants to keep improving. He's out to show people that he is a contender and he's almost to that status where you can call him a contender. We're not quite there yet,...

Regis Prograis final pre-fight quotables

Press Release “Legacy never dies. This will be here way when I’m just ashes and gone,” Prograis told local TV Station, KATC, at the press conference. “That’s why I signed up for the tournament. It’s a big risk and reward at the same time. It’s real fights. You can’t duck people, you have to fight. It’s a big reward at the end, at the end...

Young enters WBSS following injury to Tete

Press Release Stephon Young (18-1-3, 7 KOs) of St. Louis, replaces Zolani Tete in the bantamweight semi-final against Nonito Donaire due to an injury in the right shoulder of the South African WBO Champion. “I was walking in circles for ten minutes eyes full of tears of joy. I felt amazing with the news,“ said Young about receiving the...

Easter-Barthelmy final presser quotables

Press Release Former lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. and former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they meet for the vacant WBA Lightweight title this Saturday live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. PT /7 p.m. ET) from The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas...

Devin Haney inks with Matchroom, to fight on DAZN

Press Release Matchroom Boxing USA and Eddie Hearn are delighted to announce the signing of Lightweight star Devin 'The Dream' Haney. Haney (21-0 13 KOs) has raced to the top of the Lightweight rankings and is on the cusp of fighting for his first World title ahead of turning 21 in November.'The Dream' has rattled off 21 wins since...

Deontay Wilder Sounds OFF! Explains why he chose to bet on himself, calls DAZN slithering snakes!

By G. Leon Greg Leon: What's good, champion? How's everything going in preparation for your May 18th bout versus Dominic Breazeale? Deontay Wilder: "Oh man, May 18th I cannot wait. You know Dominic Breazeale has the perfect alias name, Trouble. I've been telling him he's in trouble. This is what I needed, I needed this boost for my...

Boxingtalk Prospect Watch: Gabriel Flores Jr

By G. Leon Earlier today teenage phenom Gabriel Flores Jr. (12-0 5KO) took some time to speak with Boxingtalk as he puts the finishing touches on preparation for his May 4th bout against Eduardo Pereira (23-5 19KO). The Flores-Pereira bout will take place on the Beterbiev-Kalajdzic undercard, but for all intents and purposes, Flores,...

RingStar Sports Inks Mexican Teenage Standout Fernando Molina

Press Release Ringstar Sports is proud to announce the signing of the most prominent Mexican Amateur fighter, Fernando Molina.  At just 16 years of age, Molina has one of the best amateur records in Mexico.  Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Molina started boxing at the age of 6. Since then, Molina has compiled an amazing record including...

Alexander-Redkach headlines on FS1 June 1st

Press Release Former two-division world title holder Devon Alexander (pictured) will face Ivan "El Terrible" Redkach in a ten-round welterweight main event on FS1 and Fox Deportes Saturday, June 1st from Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto, California. The telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will also feature a 10-round clash...

Victor Pasillas in action this weekend in Mexico

Press Release Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated featherweight prospect, Victor Pasillas (13-0, 5 KOs), returns to the ring this Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Cheer's Bar and Grill in Tijuana, Mexico.  Pasillas will face Saul Banos (14-14-2, 7 KOs) in an 8-round bout on a card titled "Battle at the Boarder" promoted by GM3 Boxing and...

Box Fan Expo Invitational to take place on May 4th

Press Release After last year's huge success, we are excited to announce that the Box Fan Expo Invitational 2019 is back for its second annual amateur tournament show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.The Invitational amateur show will start at 11am during the Boxing Expo, so fans can enjoy these great amateur fights as part of...