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FS1 prelim line-up announced for December 21st

California middleweight Hugo "The Boss" Centeno Jr. (27-3) will battle Mexico's Juan Macías Montiel (21-4-1) in a ten-round clash that headlines on FS1 and Fox Deportes Saturday, December 21st at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. The FS1 telecast will also feature 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (15-1 including the...

Shields talks Charlo win, Ajagba and Stanionis

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on Jermall Charlo's victory over Dennis Hogan on Saturday. Can you give us some thoughts on his performance? Ronnie Shields: "I thought it was a good performance. Hogan came out moving and running, but that's what we prepared for. It took Jermall a little while to establish his jab the way...

Conlan out for revenge vs. Nikitin this weekend

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How has everything gone in preparation for the get back this weekend at Madison Square Garden? Michael Conlan: “Preparation has went fantastic brother, I’m really excited for Saturday!” GL: After that decision in the Olympics, what would a victory over Vladimir Nikitin mean to you? MC: “It will mean a lot with all...

Twitter Chatter: Jamel Herring

WBO 130-pound champion Jamel Herring: "Seven years ago today, I made my professional debut under the Golden Boy banner, advised by Al Haymon. Today I’m promoted by Top Rank, but I still have a tremendous amount of respect for both Golden Boy and Al. Unlike most I still have love for those who gave me...

Caterall in line for Ramirez-Postol winner

Press Release At its annual convention, the WBO confirmed Jack Caterall (25-0, 13 KOs) will get a WBO 140-pound title shot, with the winner of the junior welterweight unification bout between Jose Ramirez and Viktor Postol being ordered to face Caterall.  With that collision taking place on February 1st, Catterall hopes the winner...

Joshua-Ruiz II post-fight interviews

Press Release In Saudi Arabia, Anthony Joshua regained the WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight championships by outboxing a blubbery Andy Ruiz less than six months after Ruiz knocked Joshua out. There were two key differences from Ruiz's win: one, Ruiz was out of shape, gaining 15 pounds since June, and two, Joshua brilliantly executed a...

Jermall Charlo KO's Dennis Hogan

KO Video Jermall Charlo KO7 Dennis Hogan WBC regular middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) stopped Australian-based Irishman Dennis Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KOs) with a one-punch knockout in the seventh round Saturday night live at Barclays Center in Brookyn, New York. Houston’s Charlo delivered on his promise that he would close...

WBO wants Joshua-Usyk next

By Scott Shaffer According to the president of the WBO, Paco Valcárcel, if Anthony Joshua wants to remain WBO heavyweight champion, he will have to defend vs. former world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (pictured) within the next six months. Of course, Joshua regained the WBA and IBF championships as well as the WBO version when...

Eubank wins when Korobov throws out his shoulder

Press Release Chris Eubank Jr. TKO2 Matt Korobov... Britain's Chris Eubank Jr.’s (29-2, 22 KOs) won his United States debut ended but in a frustrating fashion when his opponent, Matt Korobov (28-3-1, 14 KOs), suffered threw out his shoulder just 34 seconds into roundtwo. Because it was a self-inflicted injury, the result was a...

Japan's Iwasa gets big KO in Brookyln

Press Release Ryosuke Iwasa KO11 Marlon Tapales...  In a battle of former champions to open Saturday's Showtime telecast, Japan’s Ryosuke Iwasa (27-3, 17 KOs) knocked out the Philippines' Marlon Tapales (33-3, 16 KOs) with a straight left-hand in the eleventh round. With the win, Iwasa earned the vacant interim IBF junior featherweight...

Navarrete stops Hora in all-Mexican title fight

Press Release Emanuel Navarrete TKO4 Francisco Horta ... One year ago, WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete was a relatively unknown title challenger. He is now boxing's most active champion. Navarrete (30-1, 26 KOs) knocked out Francisco "Panchito" Horta in the fourth round in Puebla, Mexico, defending his...

Ancajas retains 115-pound title

Press Release Jerwin Ancajas TKO6 Miguel Gonzalez... On Top Rank's show in Puebla, Mexico, Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas of the Philipines defended his IBF junior bantamweight world title for the eighth time with a dominant sixth-round technical knockout win over Chilean challenger Miguel Gonzalez. Ancajas (32-1-2, 22 KOs), the Filipino...

Ellis, Hawton win on Brookyln undercard

Fight Report Ronald Ellis W10 Immanuwel Aleem... On the Brooklyn undercard, super middleweight Ronald Ellis (17-1-2, 11 KOs) won a majority decision over Immanuwel Aleem (18-2-2, 11 KOs) over ten rounds. The back-and-forth affair saw both men grab the momentum of the fight at different points, but it was Ellis’ activity and ability to...

Anthony Joshua regains heavyweight titles

By Scott Shaffer Anthony Joshua W12 Andy Ruiz... In Saudi Arabia, Anthony Joshua regained the WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight championships by outboxing a blubbery Andy Ruiz less than six months after Ruiz knocked Joshua out. There were two key differences from Ruiz's win: one, Ruiz was out of shape, gaining 15 pounds since June, and two,...

Povetkin and Hunter fight to a draw

By Scott Shaffer Alexander Povetkin D12 Mike Hunter ... Russia's Alexander Povetkin (pictured) and Mike Hunter of the United States fought to a draw in a very competitive heavyweight fight. Offical scores were 115-113 Povetkin, 115-113 Hunter and 114-114. The draw verdict was certainly reasonable. Hunter was credited with outlanding Povetkin,...

Dillian Whyte wins dull decision

Press Release Dillian Whyte W10 Maruisz Wacz... On the big show in Saudi Arabia, British heavyweight Dillian Whyte, just cleared of doping charges, defeated Poland's Maruisz Wacz by unanimous decision. Official scores were 98-93 and 97-93 (twice). It was a pretty wide decision in a fight that was closer than the judges scored it. After...

Hrgovic drums out Molina

By Scott Shaffer Filip Hrgovic KO3 Eric Molina... The gates to heavyweight contention swung open for Croatia's Filip Hrgovic, but the big man (6'6", 240 pounds) still has some questions to answer before he can be considered a future champion. Hrgovic knocked out Eric Molina of the United States in round three. Hrgovic was credited with a pair...

Magomed Majidov kicks off DAZN broadcast with KO

By Scott Shaffer Magomed Majidov TKO2 Tom Little Former amateur star Magomed Majidov, a 6'3", 33 year-old former amateur star, is getting is pro career rolling, although later than ideal. Majidov, an Azerbaijani, won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics and gold at the 2011, 2013 and 2014 World Championships, all in the super heavyweight...

Ruiz discusses his weight-- all 283 pounds

Press Release Immediately after Andy Ruiz Jr. weighed in at 283 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in in Saudi Arabia, social media lit up with questions surrounding why Ruiz would come into the fight weighing 15 pounds heavier than when he first fought Anthony Joshua back in June.  In their first meeting, Ruiz weighed in at 268 pounds and would go...

Tim Tszyu remains dominant on Australian scene

By Scott Shaffer Tim Tszyu TKO4 Jack Brubaker... Junior middleweight Tim Tszyu continues to dominate the Australian scene, dominating domestic rival Jack Brubaker for four rounds until Brubaker's trainer, Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech, threw in the towel during the fourth round. Tszyu, himself the son of a Hall of Fame boxer, is now 15-0 with 11...

Tonight's underrated fight: Ronald Ellis vs. Immanuwel Aleem

Press Release Tonight (Saturday) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Ronald Ellis (16-1-2 with 11 KOs) will move down in weight to take on hard-punching Immanuwel Aleem (18-1-2 with 11 KOs) in a ten-round bout that will be streamed live at 7 pm on Showtime Sport's Youtube channel and Facebook Page. Ellis of Lynn, Massachusetts,...

Bejenaru talks about his upcoming title fight

Press Release Cruiserweight Constantin Bejenaru says he’s ready to go in and do the job he set out to do when he started boxing. Bejenaru (14-0, 4 KOs) will challenge WBA cruiserweight super champion Arsen Goulamirian (25-0, 17 KOs) on December 28th at the Palais Des Sport in Marseille, France. “I have been working my entire career for...

Dillian Whyte cleared of all doping charges

Breaking News UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and heavyweight Dillian Whyte have jointly confirmed that Mr. Whyte was charged with an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) earlier this year, but that this charge has now been withdrawn. The charge was brought after a sample provided by Mr. Whyte on June 20th indicated the presence of two metabolites of...

Ruiz weigh-in shocker!

Breaking News By Scott Shaffer The weigh-in for Saturday's heavyweight title fight is over and there was a shocker... WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz weighed in for his first tile defense at a startling 283.7 pounds!  That is about 15 pounds more than he weighed in June when he captured the championships from Anthony Joshua, and Ruiz, took...

Weigh-in report from Puebla, Mexico

Press Release Here are the weigh-in results for the Top Rank fights to be featured on ESPN+ tomorrow (9 p.m. ET) from Puebla, Mexico: WBO Junior Featherweight title — 12 Rounds Emanuel Navarrete 122 lbs -vs.- Francisco Horta 122 lbsIBF Junior Bantamweight world title — 12 Rounds Jerwin Ancajas 115 lbs vs. Miguel Gonzalez...

Weigh-in report from Brooklyn, New York

Here are the weighh-in results and appointed officials from Brooklyn, New York for tomorrow night's Showtime broadcast:WBC [regular] middleweight championship Jermall Charlo – 159 ¾ lbs. -vs.- Dennis Hogan – 158 ½ lbs. Referee: Charlie Fitch; Judges: Mark Lyson (U.K.), John McKaie (N.Y.), Don Trella (Conn.) WBA...

Venezuela's Barroso gets quality win at 140 pounds

By Scott Shaffer  Ismael Barroso W10 Yves Ulysse Jr. ... In a junior welterweight bout held at the Hangar in Costa Mesa, California, Venezuela's Ismael Barroso defeated Canada's Yves Ulysse Jr. (18-2, 9 KOs).  Barroso, now 22-3-2 with 20 KOs, prevailed over the slick boxing Ulysse by unanimous decision. The judges scored 117-111 and...

Boxingtalk salutes Mary McGee, a champ at age 33

Press Release Mary McGee TKO10 Ana Laura Esteche... Indiana's "Merciless" Mary McGee, at the age of 33, captured the vacant IBF women's junior welterweight crown with a dominant tenth-round stoppage victory against Argentina's Ana Laura Esteche. The bout was held in New York City as part of a DiBella Entertainment Broadway Boxing show. With...

O'Shaquie Foster prevails in New York City

Press Release O'Shaquie Foster W10 Alberto Mercado... In the Broadway Boxing main event in New York City, super featherweight  O'Shaquie "Ice Water" Foster cruised to a ten-round unanimous decision against Puerto Rico's Alberto Mercado, 16-4-1 with 3 KOs. Foster, from Houston, spent much of the contest using feints to catch Mercado with...

Wins for Stephan Shaw, Mikkel Lespierre in NYC

Press Release Stephan Shaw KO3 Gregory Corbin... As part of the Broadway Boxing show in New York City, 6-foot-4, 27-year-old heavyweight Stephan "Big Shot" Shaw, 246.8 lbs. of St. Louis lived up to his nickname by dropping Gregory "Bad News" Corbin, 274.4 lbs. of Dallas near the end of round one with a powerful jab-straight right combination...

One-on-One With Constantin Bejenaru

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How has everything been going for the biggest fight of your life, a shot at the WBA cruiserweight world title vs. Arsen Goulamirian? Constantin Bejenaru: "It was very good news for me to learn that I would have the opportunity to fight for a world title.  It’s the opportunity that I have been waiting for since...

Final press conference quotes from Puebla, Mexico

Press Release At the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas of the Philippines will make the eighth defense of his IBF junior bantamweight title against Miguel Gonzalez. The main event on the ESPN+ stream, Emanuel Navarrete battles Francisco Horta with Navarrete's WBO...

Weigh-in report from Philadelphia

Press Release Here are the boxers' weights for Friday night's King's Promotions card at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Facebook Fightnight Live will air the action.  Mykal Fox 142.5 -vs.- John Arellano 143 Kalvin Henderson 167.6 -vs.-  Genc Pllana 168.3 Marcus Bates 121.9 -vs.-  Francisco Pedroza 122,1 Shamar Fulton 134.4...

Jermall Charlo-Dennis Hogan final presser quotables

Press Release WBC regular middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and Dennis Hogan went face to face Thursday at a final press conference to preview their showdown taking place this Saturday, December 7th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.The final press conference also featured middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. and Matt Korobov, who...

Julian Williams faces off with Jeison Rosario

Press Release WBA/IBF 154-pound champion and Philadelphia-native Julian "J-Rock" Williams and his next challenger, hard-hitting Jeison Rosario went face to face at a press conference Tuesday as they previewed their showdown that headlines on Fox and Fox Deportes on Saturday, January 18th from Temple University's Liacouras Center...

Mykal Fox in action tomorrow night

Press Release Friday at Philadelphia's at 2300 Arena, welterweight Mykal Fox will make his debut at the famed fight facility when he takes on Johnny Arellano in the ten-round main event. The bout will headline a seven-bout card promoted by King's Promotions. "Camp has been very good.  I have had excellent sparring, and I am excited...

Rob Brant books January return

Breaking News Rob “Bravo” Brant will make his ring return against Ghana's Habib “Wild Hurricane” Ahmed (27-1-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday, Jan 11th as the co-feature to the Jesse Hart-Joe Smith Jr. main event at Hard Rock Live in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Brant is fighting for the first time losing his WBA regularmiddleweight title...

Hall of Fame announces class of 2020

Breaking News The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the members of the Class of 2020. Inductees include champions Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez and “Sugar” Shane Mosley in the men’s Modern category; Barbara Buttrick in the women’s Trailblazer category and Christy Martin and  Lucia Rijker in the...

Navarrete gets hometown title defense in Puebla

Press Release For the fourth time in seventh months, Mexico's Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete will defend his WBO junior featherweight title. Boxing's most active world champion will make his fourth title defense of 2019 Saturday against countryman Francisco Horta at Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET). In the...

Saturday's Showtime co-features: Benn-Korobov and Tapales-Iwasa

Press Release Fighters stepping into the ring this Saturday, December 7th showed off their skills at a media workout in Brooklyn Wednesday before they compete live on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event featured Britain's Chris Eubank Jr. and Russia's Matt Korobov, who battle for the WBA interim middleweight...