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Brandon Figueroa to face Mark Magsayo on March 4th

Press Release Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa (pictured) will meet Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo of the Philippines for the vacant interim WBC featherweight title on Saturday, March 4th, live on Showtime at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. The broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will also feature the return of former...

KnockOut Promotions outbids Matchroom for bridgerweight title fight

Source: WBC At the beginning of 2023, the first WBC bridgerweight (224-pound) champion Oscar Rivas suffered a detached retina and will be unable to fight in the near future. Consequently, the WBC designated Rivas as champion in recess until his status is more certain. The WBC Board of Governors has now voted that Alen Babic should...

ESPN+ to air Montreal show tomorrow

Source: Top Rank On a show to be streamed live in the U.S. on ESPN+ on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, super middleweight Erik Bazinyan returns in a ten rounder against Maryland's Alantez Fox at Casino de Montréal in Montreal. Bazinyan, a ten-year-pro, hopes a victory over the 6-foot-4 Fox moves him closer to a world title...

Thai update: Phoobadin Yoohanngoh fights on Saturday

Source: WBA Thailand’s Phoobadin Yoohanngoh will return to the ring this Saturday in a junior welterweight bout against India’s Vanlalawmpuia [only one name given] at the SpacePlus Arena in Bangkok. The 19-year old Thai is one of his country’s best prospects and has remained active against decent opposition. Yoohanngoh fought three...

Introducing Dominican middleweight Anibal Cleto Francisco

Press Release Kings Promotions continues to grow its roster of Dominican fighters by signing middleweight Anibal Cleto Francisco to a multi-year promotional agreement. The 22 year-old Francisco is 10-0 with 9 KOs as a professional. In his last fight on July 2nd, Cleto Francisco got a fifth-round knockout win over Venezuela's Yeison...

Late result: Jennifer Meza wins in Argentina

Source: WBA Jennifer Meza TKO4 Johana Zuñiga... In a women's atomweight fight in Argentina, Jennifer “Hormiga” Meza overcame the challenge of Venezuela's Johana Zuñiga for a career-best victory. In the city of Galvez, Meza defeated Venezuelan Zuñiga (16-5) by technical knockout in the fourth round to improve her record to  and won...

Erik Bazinyan to face Alantez Fox on Thursday

Source: WBA Super middleweight Erik Bazinyan (28-0) will host veteran Alantez Fox (28-3-1) on Thursday at the Casino de Montreal. Bazinyan, an Armenian-born Canadian last fought in June, a win over  Argentina’s Marcelo Coceres. Bazinyan, age 28, is a strong fighter who has knocked out four of his last five opponents. Fox, age 30, took...

Martinez vs. Bornea purse bid back on for Feb. 14th

By Scott Shaffer On November 29, 2022, the IBF ordered its super flyweight champion Fernando Martinez and mandatory contender Jade Bornea to begin negotiations for a title fight. A purse bid was ordered for January 17th. A request for an extension to negotiate was requested and approved until January 24th. But on January 27th, Sean Gibbons,...

Germany to host meaningful heavyweight fight this weekend: Mourad Aliev vs. Ali Kiydin

Source: WBC This Saturday at the Friedrich-Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany, heavyweight Mourad Aliev (6-0, 4 KOs) wil clash with Ali Kiydin (16-1, 15 KOs). Mourad was born in Moscow but has lived in France since the age of six and is now age twenty seven. A talented southpaw, he won a silver medal at the 2019 European Games and a...

Cobb retracts cheating accusations made against Ortiz

By Scott Shaffer Welterweight Blair Cobb (pictured) retracted his recent accusations that his divisional rival Vergil Ortiz was taking performance-enahncing substances. In a social media video, Cobb said: "[I have to give you guys] a big retraction statement on all my accusations of Virgil Ortiz doing performance enhancement drugs. Initially,...

WBO orders Jerusalem vs. Collazo

By Scott Shaffer The WBO has ordered newly minted 108-pound champion Melvin Jerusalem (20-2) of the Philippines to make his first defense against mandatory contender Oscar Collazo of Puerto Rico. Collazo, only 6-0 as a pro, won a WBO eliminator this weekend, stopping Yudel Reyes (15-2) in the fifth round. The WBO gave the parties just 15...

Bohachuk stops Gallimore

Source: WBC Serhii Bohachuk TKO5 Nathaniel Gallimore ... Ukrainian junior middleweight Serhii Bohachuk stopped Nathaniel Gallimore (22-7-1) at Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California over the weekend. Gallimore started the fight well, showing that he was in excellent condition, but as the fight progressed, Bohachuk’s punches began to...

Cortes wanted to fight Navarrete, settles for Melendez on the undercard

Source: Top Rank Super featherweight Andres Cortes (17-0, 11 KOs) will face his most challenging opponent to daye when he steps in the ring with Luis Melendez (17-2, 13 KOs), from Miami by way of Puerto Rico. Cortes vs. Melendez, a ten-round bout, will take place at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, February 3rd in support of...

Introducing super middleweight Harley "Heavy Hands" Burke

Press Release Star Boxing has announced the signing of Irish-born, New York-based super middleweight Harley "Heavy Hands" Burke (7-0, 6KOs). On March 4th, Burke will be making his Star Boxing debut in a six-round  vs Oregon's Joseph Aguilar (4-1-1, 2 KOs) at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, New Jersey. Harley was born in Galway, Ireland,...

Frank Warren: the pressure is on Tommy Fury

Press Release Promoter Frank Warren wrote: "Saudi Arabia awaits the arrival of our man Tommy Fury and his rival Jake Paul for their long-awaited grudge match on February 26th and I am delighted that Tommy is finally getting the opportunity to settle a social media driven feud and earn some life-changing money into the bargain. There will be...

Boxing returns to Corpus Christi area

By Christian Schmidt After nearly five years, Reyna Promotions is returning to the Corpus Christi, Texas area.  "Battle in the City" will take place February 18th at the Robstown Fairgrounds. Nine bouts are scheduled to take place in all.  Boxers from all over the state of Texas are set to be showcased.  One tough hombre will appear on the show...

Schofield moving up in the lightweight division

Source: WBA Floyd Schofield W10 Alberto Mercado... Texas lightweight Floyd Schofield defeated Puerto Rico's Alberto Mercado by wide unanimous decision on Saturday on Golden Boy Promotions' show at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California. All three judges scored the ten-round contest 100-89 in Schofield's favor, a verdict that...

Erika Cruz completes training camp for unification bout

Source: WBA Last Saturday, WBA featherweight champion Erika Cruz completed her training camp before traveling to New York City, where she will face Amanda Serrano, who holds the WBO, IBF and WBC titles.  “Dinamita”, as Cruz is known, knows that she is facing a big challenge, in which she is an underdog going against a legend. However,...

RDR brings boxing to Newton PA on March 4th

Press Release On Saturday March 4th, RDR Promotions will present a night of boxing at The Newtown Athletic Club in Newtown, Pennsylvania. It will be headlined by a eight-round heavyweight bout between Brian Howard and former cruiserweight Junior Wright. Howard of Loganville, Georgia has a record of 15-5 with 12 knockouts. Age 42, Howard...

Rocha wins by spectacular knockout

Source: DAZN Alexis Rocha KO7 George Ashie... Welterweight Alexis Rocha knew George Ashie (33-6-1) would not be an easy fight and he wasn't wrong. Ashie, a replacement opponent, came to fight on Saturday night at Los Angeles' YouTube Theatre but still ended up going down in seven rounds by spectacular knockout. Rocha anticipated that...

Beterbiev stops Yarde in light heavyweight classic

By Scott Shaffer Artur Beterbiev TKO5 Anthony Yarde ... Artur Beterbiev remained a three-belt light heavyweight champion, but Anthony Yarde (23-3, 22 KOs) exceeded all expectations and gave Beterbiev hell for seven-plus rounds in Wembley, England until Yarde's corner stopped the fight with their man in dire straits. With three non-Brits...

Undercard results from London

Source: Top Rank Heavyweight Moses Ituama (1-0, 1 KO) made a successful pro debut by stopping Marcel Bode (2-2, 2 KOs) via knockout at :23 of the first round... Moses' older brother did not fare as well. Argentinean light heavyweight Ezequiel Maderna (29-10, 19 KOs) scored an upset knockout victory against Karol Itauma (9-1, 7 KOs). Time...

Bare knuckle results from South Carolina

Source: BKFC Here are the results from BKFC 35, which took place on Friday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Gogo Slaveski defeated Yosdenis Cedeno via TKO in round four (1:53); Keith Richardson defeated Justin Scoggins via unanimous decision; Andy Nguyen defeated Veronika Dmitriyeva via split decision; Brandon Bushaw...

DAZN announces next crossover boxing show for March 4th

MF & DAZN: X Series 005 will see Jay Swingler take on Nicholai Perrett, better known as ‘NichLmao’, March 2023 in Telford, England at the Telford International Centre. Swingler returns in his second consecutive headline fight after a win against Cherdleys. Swingler will have to bring the same power and intensity to...

Dalakian retains WBA flyweight title in competitive fight

By Scott Shaffer Artem Dalakian W12 David Jimenez... It's rare for a world title fight to open a multi-fight broadcast, but that's exactly what happened on Queensberry's show in London on Saturday. The WBA flyweight championship remained with Artem Dalakian of the Ukraine, who defeated David Jimenez of Costa Rica by competitive unanimous...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions: Artur Beterbiev (18-0) vs. Anthony Yarde (23-2) (WBC/WBA/WBO light heavyweight titles) … Prediction: Beterbiev by mid-round knockout; Artem Dalakian (21-0) vs. David Jimenez (12-0) (WBA flyweight championship) … Prediction: Dalakian by close unanimous decision; Alexis Rocha...

DAZN adds All Elite Wrestling... but not in USA

Press Release All Elite Wrestling has joined DAZN in a partnership that will see the sports streaming service bring AEW to 42 markets across Europe and Asia. More than 200 AEW events will be added to DAZN's annual schedule in those markets, allowing fans in those regions to see the likes of Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson, Kenny Omega,...

Rocha and Ashie make weight for tonight's fight

Source: DAZN California welterweight Alexis “Lex” Rocha (21-1, 13 KOs) will face George “Red Tiger” Ashie (33-5-1, 25 KOs) in a twelve-round clash set for toda (January 28th) at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, CA. Both made the welterweight limit at Friday's weigh-in, with Rocha coming in at 146.4 pounds, just a bit higher than George...

Ohan Jr. books ring return for Feb. 18th

Source: Granite Chin Promotions Junior welterweight Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr. (16-2, 9 KOs) got a taste of fighting on a higher platform in his most recent fight and now he’s investing in his boxing future. On February 18th, he’ll be fighting in his first scheduled ten-rounder, a rematch against Puerto Rico's Daniel Sostre (13-22-1) on a Granite...

Weigh-in report from London

Source: Top Rank Here are the weigh-in results from the championship doubleheader in London on Saturday. ESPN+ will begin  its broadcast at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT.WBC/IBF/WBO light heavyweight titles — 12 rounds Artur Beterbiev 174.5 pounds vs. Anthony Yarde 174.25 Judges: Jerome Lades, Jun Bae Lim and Robin Taylor. Referee:...

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury: Feb. 26th in Saudi Arabia

Press Release Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) announced that social media superstar Jake “The Problem Child” Paul will at long last face undefeated Tommy “TNT” Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The fight wil happen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, February 26th on a show that will also feature former...

Broner gets a third opponent for Feb. 25th

Source: BLK Prime BLK Prime announced former four-division world champion, Adrien Broner (pictured, 34-4-1, 24 KOs) will now battle Michael Williams Jr. (20-1, 13 KOs) in a ten-round welterweight clash at the Gateway Center Arena in College Park, Georgia on February 25th. Williams replaces previous opponent Hank Lundy, who is suspended by...

Matchroom Boxing returns to Mexico on March 4th

Press Release Matchroom Boxing returns to Mexico on Saturday, March 4th at the Polideportivo Arena in Culiacan. On a show to be streamed live on DAZN, lightweight contender Angel Fierro (20-1-2, 16 KOs) will battle Eduardo Estel of Uruguay. Estela (14-1, 9 KOs) is coming off a career best win in November over previously undefeated...

Tonight: Bareknuckle fights in South Carolina

Undefeated super middleweights (according to boxing weight classes) Gorjan “GoGo” Slaveski (4-0, 3 KOs) and Yosdenis “Pink Panther” Cedeno (2-0) face off in Friday’s main event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to be streamed live on the BKFC App from the John T. Rhodes Myrtle Beach Sports Center, at 8 pm ET / 5 pm...

McCaskill vs. Habazin now headed to WBC purse bid

By Scott Shaffer The WBC will hold a purse bid ceremony on Monday January 30th, at noon for a fight between world welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill (pictured) against WBC mandatory contender Ivana Habazin. [The IBF had previously scheduled a purse bid for this fight but cancelled it earlier this week]. McCaskill (12-3, 5 KOs) comes...

Jamal James talks about his ring return

Press Release Minneapolis welterweight Jamal “Shango” James held a media workout in his hometown Wednesday as he prepares to thrill crowd at The Armory on Saturday, February 25th when he battles 2016 Argentine Olympian Alberto Palmetta in the ten-round co-main event live on Showtime in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions....

Introducing Puerto Rican flyweight Yankiel Rivera

Source: Matchroom Puerto Rican amateur star Yankiel Rivera has signed a multi-fight deal with Matchroom – and will fight for the third time in the paid ranks on the undercard of the undisputed double-header with Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz and Alycia Baumgardner vs. Elhem Mekhaled on Saturday February 4th at Hulu Theater at Madison...

Willian Silva exits two scheduled fights due to torn muscle

Source: Fire Fist Boxing Lightweight Willian “Babyface” Silva sustained a torn muscle in his left arm during a recent training session, forcing him to withdraw from two scheduled fights. Silva (29-4) was scheduled to fight Saturday evening in Lowell, Massachusetts followed by a showdown with highly regarded Idalberto Umara on February 25th in...

Robeisy Ramirez to duke it out with Isaac Dogboe on April 1st

Source: Top Rank Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy “El Tren” Ramírez will lock horns with former 122-pound title holder Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe in a twelve-round showdown for the vacant interim WBO featherweight title on Saturday, April 1st, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Oklahoma. [The current WBO featherweight champion...

Zayas heads up April 1st undercard

Press Release Top Rank and ESPN+ are coming to Tulsa, Oklahoma's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 1st. The main event will be a WBO interim featherweight title bout between two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramírez and former 122-pound title holder Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe. In the eight-round co-feature, Puerto Rican youngster...