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New opponent for Shakur Stevenson

Press Release Shakur Stevenson (pictured) has graduated from co-headliner to center stage performer. Stevenson, a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, will return home for the first time as a professional when he faces Franklin Manzanilla in a ten-round featherweight bout Saturday, July 13th at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center....

Greer-Potapov to serve as Newark co-feature

Press Release Top Rank has released the list of bouts scheduled for July 13th at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center, The main event has hometown favorite Shakur Stevenson facing a new opponent, Franklin Manzanilla. The co-feature will be a twelve-round bantamweight contest featuring Chicago's Joshua Greer Jr. (20-1-1 with 12 KOs)...

Wladimir Klitschko safe after boat fire

By Scott Shaffer Former heavyweiight champion Wladimir Klitschko and his family are safe after a scary incident off the coast of Spain in which his yacht caught fire, necessitationg an emergency rescue. The younger of the two Klitschko brothers tweeted: "Be careful what you wish for. Fate took my wish for 'some adrenalin'a bit too literally...

Cunningham Confident Erickson Lubin will dominate this weekend, and then go "big name hunting"

By G. Leon World class junior middleweight contender Erickson "Hammer" Lubin (20-1 15KO) returns to the ring this weekend to take on Zakaria Attou (29-6-2 7KO) and his elite coach Kevin Cunningham is brimming with confidence days away from the bout. "We’ve had another tremendous training camp for this fight. Hammer’s prepared to go...

Reshard Hicks succeeding despite late career start

By Justin Hackman Justin Hackman: [Reshard Hicks is a 34 year-old welterweight out of Kileen, Texas with a 12-0-1 pro record]. Reshard, you signed with Mike Cameron of the Cameron Management Team not too long ago.  What attracted you to Mike and his team. Reshard Hicks: He’s interactive and transparent. That’s a great combination for a manager....

Hughie Fury to fight... wait for it... Sam Peter

By Scott Shaffer Hennessy Sports announced that  heavyweight Hughie Fury will take on ex-WBC heavyweight titleholder Samuel Peter in a sanctioned mismatch.  The fight will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 12th to as the chief support to a main even of former world 140-pound champion Amirk Khan vs. India's Neeraj Goyat. How bad is...

Andrade views Sulecki fight as a showcase

Press Release Demetrius Andrade (pictured) believes his big homecoming night will be the perfect showcase to secure blockbuster fights as he defends his WBO mddleweight title against Poland's Maciej Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday June 29th at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky...

ESPN+ to air British card on Friday

Press Release British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh will make the sixth defense of his title in a twelve-round showdown against the unbeaten Lewis Paulin on Friday, June 28th at York Hall in London. In the ten-round co-feature, loquacious junior welterweight Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies will take on former IBF lightweight champion...

Boxing coming to Catskills, NY this week

Press Release Star Boxing iwill present a boxing show at Resorts World in Catskills, New York on June 28th. 2018 Connecticut boxer of the year, Anthony Laureano (10-0, 3 KOs) will look to make it eleven straight victories as he takes on Dieumerci Nzau (11-8, 8 KOS), fighting out of Maryland, but originally from the Democrat Republic of...

Nevada's HOF exhibit now open to the public

Press Release This past Saturday, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame held its ribbon-cutting event for its Interactive Boxing Exhibit Museum located at the HeadzUP Las Vegas headquarters. Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez hosted the event where many past and current world champions were in attendance. Their brand-new home will be open...

Jesse Hart wants Eleider Alvarez next, hopes the former champ doesn't refuse fight again

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your recent victory over Sullivan Barrera. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Jesse Hart: "I think my performance was great for my first time at the weight. My movement was good, but I think I got to get more adjusted to them type of guys laying on me. He was laying on me in the clinches...

Jean Pascal: Marcus Browne has never faced a top light heavyweight

By H.K. Leon Hunter Leon: How is everything going in preparation for your upcoming bout with Marcus Browne? What can we expect to see from you on fight night? Jean Pascal: "Everything is going great. I've had a lot of time to focus on Marcus for this fight because it was originally supposed to happen on May 18th as part of the rematch...

Results from Philadelphia: Yunusov remains undefeated

Fight Report Anvar Yunusov TKO2 Angel Luna... Three-time Tajikistani Olympian Anvar Yunusov (8-0) stopped Angel Luna (11-6-1) in the second round of a junior lightweight bout at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Yunosov dropped Luna with a right hook in round one. That was followed by a flurry that Luna barely survived. In round two,...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: keeping up with Jones

Fight Report Otha Jones III TKO1 Michael Horabin... On Friday, 19 year-old Otha Jones III took out Michael Horabin (2-12) in one round in a bout that took place at York Hall London. Jones dropped Horabin twice. With the win, Jones ups his mark to 2-0 with one knockout. Jones, a native of Toledo, Ohio, had a 283-13 amateur record highlighted...

Charlo destroys Cota in three, Harrison rematch next

By G. Leon Jermell Charlo KO3 Jorge Cota: Former WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo improved to 32-1 with 16 KOs with a one-punch knockout of  Mexico's Jorge Cota...sorta. After possibly losing the first two rounds and getting hit with far too much of what the awkward Mexican was throwing at him, Charlo landed a crushing...

Dubois calls Gorman's style boring

Press Release British heavyweight Daniel Dubois has questioned the entertainment value of fights involving his forthcoming opponent Nathan Gorman. By his own admission, Gorman (16-0, 11 KOs) has labored somewhat to points victories in his last three fights, but mitigates this by pointing out that he has suffered with opponent withdrawals...

Rigondeaux stops Ceja in eighth, featuring another bad night from Russell Mora

By G. Leon Guillermo Rigondeaux TKO8 Julio Ceja: It was far from easy and as a result far more exciting than any of us could have hoped for. Instead of using his superior footwork and overall boxing ability, Cuba's Guillermo Rigondeaux chose to make it a phone booth fight with Mexico's Julio Ceja. Both combatants were head-to-head...

Colbert, Ramos go distance but remain unbeaten

By G. Leon Chris Colbert W8 Alberto Mercado: Super featherweight up-and-comer Chris Colbert improved to (12-0, 4 KOs) came away with a one-sided victory over rugged Alberto Mercardo (16-3-1). Colbert was in control for the overwhelming majority of the action. He got the better of it when he was pressing forward and it was more of the...

WBO names Usyk as mandatory contender

By Scott Shaffer The WBO has named Oleksandr Usyk as the mandatory contender at heavyweight, an unusual move considering Usyk has never fought in the heavyweight division. While the move is defensible based on the fact that Usyk completely cleaned out the cruiserweight division in the World Boxing Super Series, it certainly does not seem...

Wilder not getting paid $4.3M for cancelled Povetkin fight

By Scott Shaffer Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision issued last year over the failed Deontay Wider vs. Alexander Povetkin WBC heavyweight title fight.  Even though Povetkin tested positive for a banned performance enhancing substance prior to his planned 2016 WBC title challenge against Wilder, the court...

Results from Scotland: Lee McGregor remains undefeated

Fight Report Lee McGregor TKO8 Scott Allan... Banrtamweight Lee McGregor (7-0, 6 KOs) stopped Scott Allan  (9-4-1) in the eighth round of their Commonwealth title showdown in Glasgow, Scotland. After an entertaining battle, McGregor dropped his countryman in round eight. Allan made it up to his feet, but McGregor continued his attack...

After win, Dina Thorslund calls out Heather Hardy

Press Release Dina Thorslund W10 April Adams... Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) made a home-country defense of her WBO 122-pound title with a wide win over mandatory challenger April Adams (11-2-1, 4 KOs) at the Forum Horsens in Denmark. The Danish champion showed her class, winning every round on all three of the judges’ scorecards. She...

Tonight on Fox: Jermell Charlo vs. Jorge Cota

Press Release Jermell Charlo felt cheated and disrespected after his cloase decision loss to Tony Harrison this past December. June 23rd was supposed to be a day of vengeance and the reacquisition of his WBC 154-pound title. One could hear the seething anger in his voice as he spoke about taking back what was his. Then Harrison...

Andrew Cancio continues unlikely championship run

By Scott Shaffer Andrew Cancio KO3 Alberto Machado... A boxing Cinderella story continued in true Arturo Gatti fashion on Friday in Indio, California. In an immediate rematch, Andrew Cancio fought through a bad cut to knock out Alberto Machado and retain his WBA regular super featherweight championship. Cancio, who is not hard to hit, suffered...

New champion alert: Elwin Soto dethrones Angel Acosta on quick stoppage

By Scott Shaffer Elwin Soto TKO12 Angel Acosta... The WBO 108-pound championship changed hands on a premature stoppage at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Mexico's Elwin Soto, a sizable underdog was losing to Puerto Rico's Angel Acosta, behind on points going into the twelfth round. Soto hurt Acosta with an uppercut then landed...

Fundora gets TKO in ShoBox in main event

Fight Report Sebastian Fundora TKO4 Manuel ZepedaThe world's tallest junior middleweight, Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora, used his five-and-a-half-inch height advantage to cruise to victory Friday night in his first ShoBox appearance, forcing a TKO stoppage of Manuel Zepeda after four rounds from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa....

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: British results

Fight Report Conor Benn TKO2 Juss Koivula ... Conor Benn survived a scary first round to destroy Juss Koivula one round later. In his first ever headline fight, the 22-year-old welterweight saw his legs buckled on more than one occasion in the opening session, but he showed his fighting genes in the second dropping his Finnish foe twice...

More ShoBox results: Solano throws 100 punches per round

Press Release Yeis Solano W8 Elias Araujo... In the opening bout of the ShoBox broadcast, Colombian lightweight Yeis Solano (15-0, 10 KOs) kept his record intact in an all-action, punishing affair with Argentina's Elias Araujo (19-2, 7 KOs). Solano threw over 800 punches in eight rounds but won via split-decision in a battle of Colombia...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Cobbs wins when towel thrown in

Press Release Blair Cobbs TKO6 Robert Redmon Jr.... On the DAZN undercard in Indio, CA, welterweight Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (11-0-1, 7 KOs) defeated Robert Redmon Jr. (7-2-2, 6 KOs) by thechnical knockout when Redmon's corner threw in the towel midway through round six.  In round two, Cobb's floored Redmon with a right hook to the head in...

Ward beats Conroy in Belfast thriller

By Scott Shaffer Steven Ward W8 Liam Conroy... British light heavyweight Steven Ward defeated his former sparring partner Liam Conroy in a war waged in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The fight was scheduled for ten rounds but wound up as an eighth-round technical decision. A second-round clash of heads opened a cut just above Ward’s left eye....

Weigh-in report from Philadelphia

Press Release Here are the weights for Saturday Night's King's Promotions card at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia: Anvar Yunusov 126.3 - Angel Luna 125.5 Colby Madison 236.6 - Robert Simms 227.4 Hector Mercado 148.3 - Paul Kroll 151.5 Lionell Tidwell 122.3 - Rasheen Brown 122.6 Jonathan Torres 118.6 - Hugo Rodriguez...

Erickson Lubin training camp report

Press Release From his training camp, hard-hitting Erickson “Hammer” Lubin discussed his upcoming showdown with France’s Zakaria Attou (29-6-2 with 7 KOs) in a WBC junior middleweight elimination bout scheduled for Saturday, June 29th ive on Showtime from NRG Arena in Houston, Texas.  The broadcast is headlined by unbeaten Jermall...

WBA sets purse bid for Roman-Akhmadaliev

Press Release The WBA has ordered its 122-pound champion Daniel Roman of the United States and mandatory contender Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan to go to s purse bid on July 2nd if the parties can not close a deal to fight each other. The WBA has postponed the purse bid one time already. The minimum bid will be $120,000 to be split...

Hanshaw vs. Quattroocchi set for Kentucky

Press Release Travis Hanshaw (14-1-1), last seen as a smallish cruiserweight, is set to move down to super middleweight on Saturday, June 29th. Having fought professionally in every weight division from welterweight to cuiserweight, Hanshaw now takes on Aaron Quattrocchi (11-2-1), at his usual stomping grounds, the Boyd County Community...

Judd Burstein sued in $70 million malpractice lawsuit

By G. Leon Noted New York Boxing attorney Judd Burstein is being sued for $70 million dollars by a former client in New York court. It is not a boxing-related lawsuit, but the notice filed with the court alleges that Burstein accepted $4 million in legal fees and missed the filing deadline. In a complicated case involving an elderly...

With Easter Jr. rematch on the horizon, Rances Barthelmy apologizes to fans for stinker last time out

By G. Leon Greg Leon: What's the latest and greatest Rances? When can we expect to see you back in the ring? Rances Barthelmy: "I'm good, I'm good. As everyone knows in my last fight, I had a draw and I know that it wasn't most exciting fight in the world, but I feel like I did enough to win the fight. I'm still the number one contender...

Weigh-in report from Denmark

Press Release Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) and April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) both made weight ahead of Saturday's WBO 122-pound title showdown at the Forum Horsens in Denmark. Thorslund defended the WBO title against Germany’s Alesia Graf in January 2019 in Struer, Denmark and is now facing her mandatory challenger, April "Armageddon"...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: No Contest in Atlantic City

Fight Report D’Mitrius Ballard NC3 Elias Espadas … In Atlantic City, New Jersey on Thursday, a ten-round middleweight bout between Maryland’s D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (20-0, 13 KOs) and Mexico’s Elias “Latin Kid” Espadas (18-4, 13 KOs) ended unsatisfactorily in the third round. The bout was ruled a no-contest due to a cut above...

ShoBox Weigh-in report from Iowa

Press Release Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora and Manuel “Baby” Zepeda both made weight a day before their ShoBox: The New Generation debuts Friday night live on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/PT) from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. The 21-year-old Fundora (12-0, 8 KOs), who was officially measured today at six-foot-five-and-a-half...

Star Boxing to co-promote Popeye Rivera

Press Release Star Boxing announced the signing of undefeated light heavyweight/cruiserweight Richie "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera to a promotional contract. Rivera is partners in Hartford Boxing Promotions, which will co-promote Rivera along with Star Boxing. The 28-year-old Rivera (11-0, 10 KOs), born and raised in Hartford, CT,...