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B-talk KO Fix: Zepeda's body attack too much for Cabrera

William Zepeda KO3 Giovanni Cabrera...  On Saturday in Ontario, California, lightweight contender William Zepeda put Giovanni Cabrera away in three rounds with a nasty body shot that sent him to the canvas. Zepeda, an avoided Mexican southpaw, improved his record to 31-0, while the American Cabrera is now 22-2 with two losses...

Ricardo Sandoval stops ex-champ in round ten

Source: WBC Ricardo Sandoval TKO10 Ángel Acosta... This weekend in Ontario, California, flyweight Ricardo Sandoval won by technical knockout in the tenth round against former 108-pound champion Ángel “Tito” Acosta of Puerto Rico. The fight was close, but Sandoval landed the best blows as the fight wore on. In the tenth round, after an...

Tatenda Biningu to headline in Zimbabwe

Source: WBF Tatenda Biningu (14-1 with 8 KOs) continues his climb up the ranks on Saturday July 13th in Harare, Zimbabwe. The 22-year old, whose sole defeat came in his 2019 debut, but he went on to success in the super bantamweight divisiom, and has since moved up two weight divisions. Now he will attempt to go to the next level, when...

Brazilian update: Gregorio remains indefeated

Source: WBA Andres Gregorio TKO1 Eliu Canario... Brazilian super flyweight Andres Gregorio defeated Venezuela's Eliu Canario via first-round technical knockout this weekend. The Cassasp Club in Santana, Brazil, was the venue where Gregorio came out with a quick and convincing victory. Gregorio, age 25, executed his punching combinations...

Fernando Martinez defeats Kazuto Ioka to become two-belt champion

Source: WBA Fernando Martinez W12 Kazuto Ioka ... Fernando “Puma” Martinez now owns both the WBA and IBF super flyweight championships after removing Japanese legend Kazuto Ioka from the WBA throne on Sunday at the Kokugijan venue in Tokyo. Ioka was the first male Japanese boxer to become a four-division champion. From Argentina,...

Claressa Shields to fight and also honor Jackie Kallen on the same night

Source: Salita Promotions On July 27th at her upcoming challenge for the WBC heavyweight championship [the WBC considers the women's heavyweight division to begin at 175+ pounds] at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, boxing superstar and two-time Olympic Gold medalist Claressa Shields will present her first-ever “GWOAT” (Greatest Woman Of All Time)...

O'Shaquie Foster sounds off

Robson Conceição W12 O'Shaquie Foster...  After losing his WBC junior lightweight championship to Robson Conceição by a controversial decision, O'Shaquie Foster had this to say: "Dirty game. [That was] one of the easiest fights of my life. We will be doing everything possible to make this right. But I will tell y'all this, in...

Brandun Lee signs with Queensberry

Press Release Junior welterweight contender Brandun Lee has signed promotional terms with Frank Warren as of last week. The undefeated Californian will now fight under the Queensberry banner. The 25 year-old from La Quinta, California, who entered his first fight at the age of 8, enjoyed a storied career in the amateurs, where he compiled...

Mosley Jr. defeats Jacobs

Press Release Shane Mosley Jr.  W10 Danny Jacobs.... In Anaheim, California over the weekend, Shane Mosley Jr.  scored the best win of his career, defeating former champion Danny Jacobs.  Mosley (22-4, 12 KOs) stamped his contender status with a convincing unanimous decision victory over ten super middleweight rounds. "The plan was to pick...

Nate Diaz tops Jorge Masvidal in boxing match featuring former MMA stars

Press Release Nate Diaz W10 Jorge Masvidal... In a long-awaited rematch between MMA stars, Nate Diaz got revenge, taking home a majority decision victory over Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal Saturday night in a ten-round light heavyweight boxing showdown at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. "Mission accomplished,” said Diaz (1-1). “I feel the...

Free agent Stevenson dominates on ESPN

Source: Top Rank Shakur Stevenson W12 Artem Harutyunyan... There is no place like Newark for Shakur Stevenson. The WBC lightweight champion defended his crown in front of the hometown faithful with a unanimous decision over Artem Harutyunyan on Saturday evening at Prudential Center by scores of 119-109, 118-110, and 116-112.

Stevenson (22-0,...

Foster gets jerked! They didn’t have to Rob Son

Robson Conceição upset O'Shaquie "Ice Water" Foster by split decision to win the WBC junior lightweight world title in a tactical affair. Conceição fell short in world title bids three times before but did just enough to edge the defending champion in a verdict that sparked immediate debate. Nonetheless, Conceição( 19-2-1,...

Davis and Mason impress on Stevenson undercard

Keyshawn Dominates Madueno: Lightweight contender Keyshawn Davis overcame the persistent pressure of Miguel Madueno and a plethora of roughhouse tactics, grinding out a unanimous decision to improve his record to 11-0.

Davis, the Olympic silver medal star from Norfolk, Virginia, kept calm and used his well-timed counter...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for Saturday's fight action: O’Shaquie Foster (22-2) vs. Robson Conceicao (18-2-1) (WBC junior lightweight title) … prediction: Foster by decision; Shakur Stevenson (21-0) vs. Artem Harutyunyan (12-1) (WBC lightweight title) … prediction: Stevenson by unanimous decision; William...

Mama and Demecillo to collide at 115 pounds

Source: WBF Filipino super flyweights Jayson Mama and Carlo Demecillo will fight each other on a Sanman Boxing show on July 11th at the Sunken Arena in Malungon, Philippines. Having turned professional in 2016, “Smasher” Mama brings a fine 19-1 record with 10 KOs to the dance. In December of 2021, he challenged Sunny Edwards for the...

Stevenson ready to shine in homecoming

Brick City is ready to host a summer fight extravaganza headline by a native son, Shakur Stevenson, looking to put the rest of the lightweight division on notice. Stevenson will defend his WBC world title against top contender Artem Harutyunyan on Saturday evening in Newark, New Jersey. Stevenson (21-0, 10 KOs),...

Cardenas in action this weekend

Undefeated super flyweight prospect David Cardenas (6-0, 4 KOs), the 19-year-old rising star from San Antonio, TX, is set to step back into the ring this Saturday, July 6, 2024, against Steveen Angeles Cruz. This will be Cardenas' first scheduled 6-round bout, and it promises to be an exciting showcase of his talent...

Mariano excited for Davis fight

Camponovo Sports' hard-hitting lightweight Miguel Madueño (31-2, 28 KOs), from Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico, is set to face the undefeated 2020 USA Olympian Keyshawn Davis (10-0, 7 KOs), from Norfolk, Virginia, in a thrilling 10-round bout. This highly anticipated fight, promoted by Top Rank, will take place on Saturday, July...

Meet the U.S. Olympic boxing team

Press Release Eight Team USA boxers will be competing at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, including four males and four females. These eight boxers are set to take the ring in Paris for the Olympic Games, which begins on July 27th and run through August 10th. On this most American of holidays, let's take a look at these eight US...

Fists to fly at Worcester, MA's Polar Park on Aug. 9th

Press Release On August 9th, "Punch-Out at Polar Park II”, presented by Shearns Boxing Promotions (SBP) will feature boxers in the Bay State of Massachusetts at the second boxing event ever held at beautiful Polar Park in Worcester. The Greg Hill Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds to continue improving the lives of...

Chelli vs. Simpson British title bout already sold out

Source: Boxxer Boxxer announced that a show headlined by Zak Chelli vs. Callum Simpson on Saturday, August 3rd at Oakwell Stadium in Barnsle, England, is already sold out. Simpson, a local product, challenges Chelli for the British and Commonwealth super middleweight titles. All the action will also be available to watch live and...

Welcome to Masvidal vs. Diaz fight week

Press Release Fanmio announced it will team up with UFC Fight Pass to distribute a pay-per-view pro boxing showdown between Nate Diaz and Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal on Saturday, July 6th live from Honda Center in Anaheim, California. UFC Fight Pass will distribute the event non-exclusively with other leading Pay Per View...

Welcome to Stevenson vs. Harutyunyan fight week

Source: WBC Shakur Stevenson (pictured) will make the inaugural defense of his WBC lightweight championship against Armenian-born German Olympian Artem Harutyunyan on Saturday, July 6th at Prudential Center in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Stevenson (22-0 including the World Series of Boxing) has already won world titles in...

Super Fly: Bam Rodriguez asserts dominance

Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez has taken over the super flyweight division. He loaded up on a left hand to the liver for a seventh-round knockout of Juan Francisco Estrada to become the new WBC and lineal super flyweight world champion Saturday night at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. WATCH ENNIS VS. AVANESYAN JULY 13 LIVE...

Lopez-Claggett undercard results

Press release Ramirez Pummels Benitez in 7 Former WBO Featherweight world champion Robeisy Ramirez (14-2, 9 KOs) stopped Mexico’s Brandon Leon Benitez (21-3, 9 KOs) in the seventh round of tonight’s co-feature. Ramirez set the pace early by hurting Benitez with power shots in the second and third rounds. Benitez tried to work on...

Lopez dominates Claggett

Teofimo Lopez (21-1, 13 KOs) defended his WBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight world titles with a unanimous decision win over Canadian contender Steve Claggett (38-8-2, 6 KOs)Saturday evening at James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. Claggett, who was coming off a nine-fight winning streak, charged at Lopez from...

Pitufo Diaz to clash with Henry Lebron in all-Puerto Rican bout

Source: Boxlab Promotions Super featherweight Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (28-4, 18 KOs) is set to clash with the undefeated Henry Lebron (19-0, 10 KOs) in a ten-round bout between two of Puerto Rico’s top fighters. The all-Boricua showdown will take place on July 13th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on the undercard of Jaron Ennis (30-0,...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for Saturday's biggest fights: Juan Francisco Estrada (44-3) vs. Jesse Rodriguez (19-0) (WBC super flyweight title) … prediction: Rodriguez by decision; Teofimo Lopez (20-1) vs. Steve Claggett (38-7-2) (WBO super lightweight title) … prediction: Yamileth Mercado (23-3) vs. Ramla...

WBC tells Benavidez to decide his weight class

Source: WBC The WBC Board of Governors has approved the extension of two weeks requested by David Benavidez with regards to his decision to confirm in which weight category he will decide to continue his boxing career. Benavidez currently holds the WBC interim titles in both the super middleweight and light...

Weigh-in report from Miami

Source: Top Rank Here are the weigh-in results for Saturday's Top Rank-promoted show in Miami, Florida to bebroadcast on ESPN platforms:WBO & lineal junior welterweight titles (12 rounds) Teofimo Lopez 139.4 pounds vs. Steve Claggett 139.5  Robeisy Ramirez 124.8  vs. Brandon Leon Benitez 127.1 (10 rounds);  Nico Ali Walsh 156.9  vs....

Dominican boxing update

Press Release In a preliminary bout on ESPN+ tomorrow, Dominican featherweight Yan Santana will make his United States debut when he takes on Brandon Valdes in a bout scheduled for ten rounds. Santana of La Romana, Dominican Republic is 11-0 with all wins coming via stoppage. The 24 year-old has stopped three undefeated opponents and...

WBO denies request to order Alaniz vs. Esparza III

By Scott Shaffer The WBO has decided that an immediate rematch is not warranted between three-belt flyweight champion Gabriela Alaniz (pictured) and her predecessor, Marlen Esparza, as result of the split decision rendered by the judges on April 27th in favor of Alaniz. Esparza was declared the loser of the fight that took place at Save...

World Boxing to hold U19 world championships in Colorado

Press Release The 2024 U19 World Boxing Championships will be held at the Pueblo Convention Center in Colorado from October 25th through November 5th. The competition for boxers aged 17 and 18 is the first-ever global World Boxing Championships and will be held across ten weight categories for both men and women. All of World Boxing’s...

Boxingtalk's Friday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for Friday's ProBox show: Lamont Roach (24-1-1) vs. Feargal McCrory (16-0) (WBA world super featherweight title) … prediction: Roach by unanimous decision: and Lester Martinez (17-0) vs. Carlos Gongora (22-2) (super middleweights) … prediction: Martinez...

Estrada: "I’m going to go out all-action from the first round"

Source: DAZN WBC 115-pound champion Juan Francisco Estrada (pictured) isn't hiding his intentions ahead of his title defense vs. former flyweight champion Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez on Saturday, live on DAZN. In fact, he's letting the world know exactly what he plans on doing when he steps into the ring against his younger opponent in...

Tonight: Roach defends title vs. McCrory

Source: ProBox TV Tonight (Friday), WBA 130-pound champion Lamont Roach Jr. makes the first defense of his title in a homecoming fight against New York-based Irishman Feargal McCrory at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. It is in an excellent match-up and will take place in front of what is sure to be a crowd on fire. Roach has been on...

Elijah Pierce gets main event slot tonight

Source: DAZN Tonight on DAZN, a super bantamweight fight headlines the bill at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atalanta. Oklahoma's Elijah Pierce will be taking on Jose Sanmartin of Colombia. Pierce is 19-2 and has not lost since 2019, raising his status to that of a legitimate contender. Sanmartin brings an experience advantage into the...

Steve Claggett's title challenge has arrived: "This is something I’ve worked my whole life for"

Source: Top Rank WBO and lineal junior welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez is primed for the spotlight, having been raised in South Florida, Lopez hopes to bring the heat Saturday night when he defends his titles against Canadian challenger Steve Claggett at James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. Lopez (20-1, 13 KOs) is making the...

Robeisy Ramirez fights tomorrow to clinch a title rematch

Source: Top Rank On Saturday at James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida, the ten-round co-feature will see former featherweight champion Robeisy Ramirez (27-4 including pro bouts in the World Series of Boxing) returns from losing his title to face  Mexico’s Brandon Leon Benitez (21-2, 9 KOs). If Ramirez is successful on Saturday, he could...

A few words with BKFC champion Jared Warren

Press Release Jared “Captain Deadpool” Warren struck gold at BKFC 62. After ten fights in the squared circle, Warren laid claim to the vacant BKFC light heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision victory over JoMi Escoboza last Friday at the sold-out Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Warren first competed...