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ESPN+ keeps the UK fights coming this weekend

Press Release A pair of MTK Global Fight Nights from the United Kingdom will be featured this weekend on the ESPN+ streaming service. On Friday, from the historic Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Steven “The Quiet Man” Ward will face off against Liam Conroy in a light heavyweight ten-rounder. The following day, from Emirates...

Showtime confirms Boxingtalk Scoop: Shields injury postpones Habazin bout

Press Release A minor injury in training has forced undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields to suspend training and postpone her bid to become the fastest fighter in boxing history, male or female, to become a three-division world champion. Shields injured her knee doing roadwork early this week while preparing to take...

Luis Ortiz: "I'm knocking Deontay Wilder out!"

By G. Leon Greg Leon: What's the latest and greatest brother?Congrats on getting this rematch with Deontay Wilder. When will the fight take place? Luis Ortiz: "I'm just really looking forward to this rematch with Deontay Wilder. Everybody knows it's signed, it's locked in, it's done. I've been waiting a while for this rematch and...

WBA orders Barrios-Ahmedov for regular title

By G. Leon Boxingtalk has been informed that the WBA has ordered its top two rated junior welterweight contenders, Mario Barrios and Batyr Ahmedov, to square off for its regular championship, even though there is already a WBA champion in that weight class. Regis Prograis is the real WBA champion and will unify titles with IBF...

Shields suffers injury in training camp; Aug. 17th bout is off

By G. Leon Undefeated, undisputed world middleweight champion Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) suffered an injury in training camp that has forced her to withdraw from her August 17th title fight against WBO junior middleweght champion Ivana Habazin (20-3, 7KOs) that was scheduled to be televised on Showtime. More to follow, until...

Lebedev agrees to face Goulamirian; no details revealed

By Scott Shaffer The WBA has called off a purse bid for a cruiserweight title fight between Denis Lebedev (pictured) and Arsen Goulamirian. The purse bid was due to be held today. The WBA announced that the two boxers had reached an agreement to fight, although no details of the date or venue was announced. The WBA recently shuffled around...

Gervonta "Tank" Davis workout quotables

Press Release Baltimore-native and two-time super featherweight title holder Gervonta "Tank' Davis greeted fans in his hometown Wednesday at an open to the public press conference at the Mondawmin Mall. He'll defend his WBA super championship at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore against Ricardo Núñez on July 27th with Showtime...

Mike Lee training camp quotables

Press Release Unbeaten super middleweight Mike Lee shared his thoughts on his upcoming title challenge against IBF super middleweight champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant from his training camp at Gloveworx in Santa Monica, California. Lee will step into the ring Saturday, July 20th in the Fox PBC Fight Night main event from the MGM...

Twitter chatter: Andrade-Sulecki trash talking

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade to his next challenger, Maciej Sulęcki of Poland: "Good to see you working hard for that beatdown coming your way next week!! "Sulecki's response: "Hey pretty boy don’t talk to much and leave your strength for June 29th it will be very...

Introducing Irish welterweight Paddy Donovan

Press Release One of Ireland’s premier amateurs, 20-year-old Paddy Donovan, has signed a multi-year professional contract with Top Rank. Donovan, a southpaw from Limerick, will turn pro later this year and compete as a welterweight. Managed and trained by former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee, Donovan went 161-5 in the unpaid ranks...

Jermall Charlo training camp report

Press Release Unbeaten WBC interim middleweight titleholder Jermall Charlo hosted a media workout Wednesday as he prepares for Brandon Adams in the main event live on Showtime Saturday, June 29th from NRG Arena in Charlo’s hometown of Houston. Charlo last fought in Houston in 2012 in just his ninth professional fight and will be...

Charles Martin tune-up added to FS1 show

Press Release Former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin will square off against Daniel Martz in a ten-round bout as part of FS1 PBC Fight Night action on Saturday, July 13th from The Armory in Minneapolis. The FS1 broadcast is headlined by welterweight contender and Minneapolis-native Jamal "Shango" James battling former title...

Cancio-Machado presser quotes

Press Release Andrew "El Chango" Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) and Alberto "Explosivo" Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Westside Boxing Club ahead of their twelve-round rematch for the WBA 130-pound regular title. Their battle will take place on Friday, June 21st at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be streamed live...

Brandon Adams training camp report

Press Release Middleweight Brandon Adams has been working hard at The Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California as he prepares for unbeaten WBC interim middleweight title holder Jermall Charlo on Saturday June 29th at NRG Arena in Houston and live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).     Adams has been training under longtime coach Dub...

Keith Hunter to face Cameron Krael in Vegas

Press Release Keith "The Bounty" Hunter (10-0, 6 KOs) faces Cameron Krael (16-13-3, 4 KOs) on June 28 at the Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, in Las Vegas. Hunter vs. Krael will be a scheduled ten-round junior welterweight bout. This Mayweather Promotions show will feature unbeaten 122-pound Angelo "El Chinito" Leo (17-0, 8 KOs)...

Kazuto Ioka now a four-division champ

By Scott Shaffer Kazuto Ioka TKO10 Aston Palicte... In Chiba, Japan, Kazuto Ioka made national history by becoming a four-division champion. Ioka claimed the vacant WBO 115-pound title via a tenth-round stoppage of Aston Palicte of the Philippines. Ioka is now 24-2, while Palicte drops to 25-3-1. Five other Japanese men have been...

Sulecki calls Andrade a weak middleweight

Press Release Maciej Sulecki has branded Demetrius Andrade as one of the ‘weakest middleweights’ as he plots to rip the WBO title from Andrade on June 29th in Andrade's hometown, Providence, Rhode Island. The fight will be streamed live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Sulecki (28-1 11 KOs) travels to the champion’s...

Up and Comer Cason looks to remain unbeaten

Press Release Cruiserweight Muhsin Cason (4-0, 2 KOs) returns this Saturday, June 22nd at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland to face Nathaniel Copeland (1-0, 1 KO) of Washington D.C.  Cason vs. Copeland is a scheduled four-round bout. "I have gotten off to a good start in my professional career," said Cason, who is managed...

Jermall Charlo workout quotables

Press Release Unbeaten interim WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo hosted a media workout Wednesday as he prepares for his title defense against Brandon Adams in the main event live on SHOWTIME Saturday, June 29 from NRG Arena in Charlo’s hometown of Houston. Charlo last fought in Houston in 2012 in just his ninth professional fight...

Rozier talks up Commey-Beltran, keeps it real on Jacobs loss to Canelo

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How is everything going in preparation for Richard Commey's first defense as IBF lightweight champion against Ray Beltran on June 28th? Andre Rozier [Commey's trainer]:  "This has been a fantastic camp as they always are when it comes to Richard. He's a joy and a pleasure to train and to direct. His work ethic is...

Hiroto Kyoguchi retains title via wide decision

By Scott Shaffer Hiroto Kyoguchi W12 Tanawat Nakoon... In the Chiba, Japan co-feature, WBA 108-pound champion Hiroto Kyoguchi successfully defended his belt against Thailand’s Tanawat Nakoon. Kyoguchi apologized to the crowd after winning a unanimous decision by scores of 117-112 and 117-111 (twice). He was quoted as saying, “I feel sorry...

Erislandy Lara out to destroy Canelo's brother

By G. Leon Greg Leon: What's the latest and greatest brother? What's cooking? Erislandy Lara: "Right now, as you know, I'm getting ready to fight Ramon Alvarez [28-7-3], the brother of [world middleweight champion] Canelo Alvarez, on August 31st in Minnesota. You already know that I've got a lot of history with that family and we're...

DiBella signs Mexican heavyweight Elvis Garcia

Press Release When Andy Ruiz upset Anthony Joshua earlier this month, stunning the boxing world to become the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent, it was an inspirational victory for many, including Mexican heavyweight prospect Elvis Garcia (8-0, 6 KOs). Signed by DiBella Entertainment to an exclusive promotional agreement,...

Kownacki-Arreola presser quotes

Press Release Polish heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki and his next opponent, Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola went face to face Tuesday at a press conference in Brooklyn as they previewed their showdown that headlines on Fox on Saturday, August 3rd from Barclays Center. Also going face to face Tuesday were former champion Andre Berto...

Spotlight on Sebastian Fundora vs. Manuel Zepeda

Press Release Undefeated junior middleweights Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora and Manuel “Baby” Zepeda are ready to clash in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader this Friday, June 21st at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. In the co-feature, Michel Rivera (15-0, 10 KOs) from the Dominican Republic takes...

Title defense time for Dina Thorslund in Denmark

Press Release Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) and April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) came face-to-face at a press conference in Copenhagen ahead of their WBO 122-pound title clash on Saturday in Horsens, Denmark. Thorslund, Denmark’s only reigning champion, makes a second defense of her title against mandatory challenger April "Armageddon" Adams...

Blair Cobbs set for action on Friday

Press Release Junior welterweight Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (10-0-1, 6 KOs), who is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, returns to the ring this Friday, June 21st at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, CA. Cobbs will face Robert Redmon Jr. (7-1-2, 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout shown live on DAZN as the opening bout of the...

Kieron Conway looking to grab the British title this weekend

Press Release Junior middleweight Kieron Conway says he is ready to make history in Northampton by becoming the town’s first British Champion when he challenges the current ruler Ted Cheeseman on this Friday’s JD NXTGEN show at Bethnal Green’s York Hall, shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Conway, 23, raced to 10-0...

Kownacki-Arreola press conference gets hot when Haitians Get Heated

By G. Leon Boxingtalk was on hand for today's Kownacki-Arreola press conference at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York. While the headlining big men were able to keep things civilized, former world champions Jean Pascal and Andre Berto got into heated exchanges with their younger foes, Marcus Browne and Miguel Cruz. You don't...

Jean Pascal Vs Marcus Browne Opening Remarks Press Conference

By G. Leon Boxingtalk was on hand for the kick off press conference to announce the PBC on Fox’s awesome August 3rd triple Header. Former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and Marcus Browne got a bit heated at each other today, you don’t wanna miss what they had to say in their...

Glowacki left to address the unjust loss of his title

By Scott Shaffer Krzysztof Glowacki is now a former champion, in large part due to very unfair treatment from the referee on Saturday in Riga, Latvia. Because boxing lacks any central organization, there may be no way for Glowacki to obtain fair treatment, although he is going to try. Glowacki was stopped via technical knockout in the...

Yordenis Ugas plans to leave no doubt against Omar Figueroa Jr

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How's everything going in preparation for your July 20th bout versus Omar Figueroa Jr. [28-0-1]? Yordenis Ugas: "The same as always, I'm excited to be getting right back into the ring with a great opporunity like this, it's just an exciting time for me. In a month's time I'm going to be in the ring with Omar...

King's Promotions Signs Three More Unbeaten Boxers

Press Release King's Promotions has signed three undefeated fighters: welterweight James Martin, bantamweight Jonathan Torres and super middleweight Khainell Wheeler. All three will be in action this Saturday night at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Martin takes on Kashon Hutchinson (4-5, 1 KO) of Reading, PA in a six-round bout,...

Richard Commey: My fight with Rey Beltran will be must see TV

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How is everything going in preparation for your June 28th bout versus Ray Beltran? Richard Commey: "Honestly, I've been just working hard and doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I'm working so everything goes the way it's supposed to and I can keep on making big fights for the fans." GL: What do you think of Beltran...

New Ali documentary is a love letter to a legend

By H.K. Leon Antoine Fuqua’s two-part HBO documentary “What’s my Name?” follows boxing legend Muhammad Ali from 1960, the year he won Olympic gold under his birth name Cassius Clay, all the way to the twilight of his life, which ended in 2016. The film not only showcases Ali's boxing accomplishments but also how he addressed the issues...

Ioka and Palicte make weight for title fight

From WBO social media With the vacant WBO 115-pound title on the line, Aston Palicte (25-2-1, 21 KOs) from the Philippines, weighed in at 114.6 pounds and Kazuto Ioka (23-2, 13 KOs) of Japan weighed in at 114.4 for this Wednesday’s bout at Makuhati Messe Hall in Chiba, Japan. Four-division champ and Filippino boxing legend Donnnie Nietes vacated...

Top Rank enters into alliance with MTK Global Management

Press Release  Top Rank and MTK Global announced a collaboration designed to bring world-class boxing to territories around the globe. The collaboration will further the global reach of MTK Global and Top Rank, as the companies develop talent, stage events featuring championship fighters and top prospects, and market the sport worldwide....

Chad Dawson talks about his comeback

Press Release There are many reasons why some professional fighters hang on longer than most people think they should. Some need the money. Others miss the limelight. Former world champion Chad Dawson is simply motivated by the thrill of victory and an opportunity to reclaim his throne atop the light heavyweight division. "If I didn't...

Jose Antonio Rivera announces retirement at age 46

Press Release Jose Antonio Rivera W8 Travis Scott ... Jose Antonio Rivera, who held the WBA junior middleweight championship in 2006-2007, ended a pro boxing career that spanned 26 ½ years by winning a hard fought, eight-round split decision over Travis "Sweet Feet" Scott at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts over the weekend....

Evincii Dixon surprises in Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Russell Peltz social media Jesus Soler W8 Miguel Cartagena... Boy oh boy did we have a terrific card at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA.  Flyweight Jesus Soler (11-1-1, 5 K0s) never stopped punching en route to an eight-round decision over gutty Miguel Cartagena of North Philly, in the main event. Soler is from Puerto Rico and I need to see him again...