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Thurman breaks down his title run, fight by fight

Press Release Even with nine championship fights and eight WBA title defenses already under his belt, Keith "One Time" Thurman's Saturday, July 20th fight against Manny Pacquaio could prove to be the most significant, as he steps onto boxing's biggest stage looking to capture a momentous victory. Pacquiao vs. Thurman will pit the...

Lamont Ingram overcomes blindness to give back to boxing

Courtesy of USA Boxing Alumni Association Former boxer Lamont Ingram has survived hell on earth, which included him losing virtually everything in his life, and now he's giving back to at-risk youths in Jackson, Tennessee. Last month, Ingram was selected Most Outstanding Referee of USA Boxing's 2019 National Junior Olympics. Ingram's recovery is nothing short...

Texas' Floresville Event Center hosts July 27th show

Press Release A professional boxing event takes place in Texas at the Floresville Event Center on July 27th, featuring some of San Antonio's finest young fighters. Headlining the ten-round main event will be Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez (9-0, 6 KOs) and Cesar Garcia Torrijos (11-0, 4 KOs), in a battle of undefeated light flyweighs. A six-round...

Introducing Canadian welterweight Mark Smither

Press Release United Boxing Promotions (UBP) has signed standout Canadian amateur boxer Mark Smither to an exclusive promotional contract. "I have been watching Mark fight at the top Canadian amateur level for a long time," UBP president Tyler Buxton said. "He is the type fighter everyone likes: he can box when he wants to and he...

Farmer set to make mandatory in Texas on July 27th

Press Release Tevin Farmer will defend his IBF super featherweight title against Guillaume Frenois at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas on Saturday July 27th, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Farmer (29-4-1, 6 KOs) makes the fourth defense of his IBF crown inside a year of winning the vacant title in Australia...

Lara-Alvarez to get WBA interim sanction

By G. Leon Boxingtalk has learned that the WBA intends to sanction the upcoming junior middleweight bout between Erislandy Lara (25-3-3) and Ramon Alvarez (28-7-3) as an interim title fight. Lara-Alvarez is scheduled for August 31st in Minneapolis. Meanwhile, on July 20th in Marseille, France, the WBA mandatory challenger in the...

Shakur Stevenson: "I will become world champion before the end of the year!"

By G. Leon Greg Leon: What's the latest and greatest? How is everything going in preparation for your July 13th bout [against Alberto Guevara who has just replaced Franklin Manzanilla who replaced Hairon Socarras]? Shakur Stevenson: "Everything is going how it's supposed to go. I'm getting my last few rounds in and cutting my weight,...

Indonesia's Tibo Monabesa wins IBO 108-pound title

By Scott Shaffer Tibo Monabesa W12 Omari Kimweri ... Indonesia's Tibo Monabesa captured the IBO junior flyweight championship, defeating Omari Kimweri in Kupang, Indonesia on Sunday night. Monabesa won the vacant title via twelve-round unanimous decision, with official scores of 114-113, 116-111 and 118-110. Monabesa, who did not turn pro...

Friday's Hard Rock undercard revealed

Press Release Cuba's Livan “Machine Gun Kid” Navarro’s eight-round welterweight showdown against Mexico's Diego “Demoledor” Cruz (19-7-2, 15 KOs) will serve as the co-feature on Friday, July 12th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  Navarro is a former amateur whose pro record is 11-0 with 7 KOs. Headlining...

Jean Pascal Says Marcus Browne isn't special, hopes he fights like he talks!"

By H.K. Leon Undefeated WBA regular titist Marcus Browne (23-0, 16 KOs) let it be known that he plans on knocking former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (33-6-1 with 20 KOs, 1NC) out, and quickly, when the two meet in the opening bout of a PBC on Fox triple header. "Don't blink, I'm knocking his ass out," said Browne at...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: big win for Venezuela's Gabriel Maestre

Press Release Gabriel Maestre TKO2 Jeovanis Barraza... Five minutes and 16 seconds was enough time for Venezuela junior middleweight Gabriel Maestre who stopped Colombia's Jeovanis Barraza (20-1) at the Coliseo Baby Sugar Rojas in Barranquilla, Colombia. Maestre is a 32 year-old two-time Olympian. Maestre is listed as 1-0, but that is...

Ex-titlist Antonio DeMarco in action on Saturday

Press Release Minneapolis welterweight Jamal "Shango" James (25-1) battling former WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (33-7-1) of Mexico in the main event of FS1 PBC Fight Night on FS1 and FOX Deported Saturday, July 13th from The Armory in Minneapolis. DeMarco won his title, vacant at the time, against Jorge Linares in 2011, made...

Undefeated Young Guns set to clash in San Antonio On July 27th

Press Release TMB & PRB Entertainment presents, Young Guns "Who's "0" Will Go", a spectacular professional boxing event taking place at the Floresville Event Center on July 27, 2019, featuring some of San Antonio's finest young fighters. Showcased on the card will be Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated rising stars, 18-year old...

WBO "strongly recommends" Briedis-Dorticos winner face Glowacki

By Scott Shaffer The WBO has issued a ruling in response to the horrendous officiating by referee Robert Byrd experienced by cruiserweight Krzysztof Glowacki in his stoppage loss to Mairis Briedis on June 15th as part of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) semi-finals. The WBO has "strongly recommended" that the winner of this fall's...

Yet another new opponent for Shakur Stevenson

Press Release Eight days before his homecoming at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center, undefeated featherweight Shakur Stevenson got another replacement opponent. Franklin Manzanilla has dropped out of the bout, and Manzanilla was replacing Hairon Socarras.  Stevenson is now scheduled to battle Alberto “Metro” Guevara in the...

A look back at the career of ex-Commonwealth champion James Hare

Courtesy of the Word Boxing Federation British welterweight James Hare was nineteen when he turned professional, beating Brian Coleman (7-34-4) on points over six rounds on the Daniel Jimenez vs. Drew Docherty undercard in Mansfield, England on January 20, 1996. At some point the Englishman was nicknamed “The Roberttown Rocket”. While he was born in...

Today: Fox airs 30-minute Caleb Plant documentary

Press Release  Ahead of undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant's first title defense against unbeaten University of Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee on Saturday, July 20th, Fox Sports presents the half-hour special "Portrait of a Fighter: Caleb 'Sweethands' Plant" on Sunday, July 7th on FS1 at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: results from Vienna

Press Release Nicole Wesner W10 Pasa Malagic...At age 41, lightweight Nicole Wesner remained unbeaten in her adopted hometown of Vienna. Dedicating the fight to recently departed sacntioning body officials Olaf Schroeder (WBF) and Jurgen Lutz (WIBF), Wesner scored a unanimous decision over Pasa Malagic from Bosnia & Herzegovina, controlling...

Devin Haney Says Tank Davis Can't Do Nothing With Him

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your recent victory over Antonio Moran. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Devin Haney: "I feel like I put on a good performance, I showed a lot of what was in the arsenal, I didn't show everything, but I think I showed enough to put the world on notice. GL: Was there anything about...

Devin Haney Wants Tank Davis: "I'll put $1M on myself, put ya money up!"

By G. Leon Undefeated world class lightweight Devin "The Dream" Haney (22-0 14KO) has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged undefated WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis (21-0 20) to a lightweight bout that should make all true fight fans salivate.  "Tank Davis to come on up to 135 and let's make something big...

Q&A: Caleb Plant

Press Release On Saturday July 20th, IBF super middleweight champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant puts his title on the line against unbeaten Mike Lee at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fox will broadcast and immediately afterwards, the action switches over to a pay-per-view show featuring boxing legend Manny "Pacman"...

Inspirational Reshard Hicks lands promotional contract

Press Release Greg Cohen Promotions has signed Killeen, Texas-based welterweight Reshard “Too Quick” Hicks to a promotional contract. A naturally talented athlete from Tampa, Fla., Hicks was an All-American cornerback and long jumper at Fordham University before enlisting in the Army's 1st Cavalry Division as a mechanic and serving in...

Teofimo Lopez sparring session ends with father getting jumped by amateurs

By G. Leon About a week ago, lightweight contender Teofimo Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) was sparring with top ranked 138 lb amateur Keyshawn Davis at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada  and a heated sparring session spiraled out of control at 500 miles-per-hour. Words were exchanged, and USA Boxing Coach Kay Koroma punched the...

Mick Conlan books tough opponent-- Diego A. Ruiz

Press Release Michael Conlan (11-0 plus additional World Series of Boxing pro bouts) has a new opponent for his Belfast homecoming. Conlan, originally slated to face former Olympic nemesis Vladimir Nikitin, will now take on Argentina's Diego Alberto “El Profeta” Ruiz (21-2) in a ten-round featherweight showdown Saturday, Aug. 3rd  at...

WBC is drug testing referees and judges

Press Release The WBC its trying to extend its drug testing program, which it calls the Clean Boxing Program, to refererees and judges.  According to the WBC's website, the first two anti-doping tests for ring officials have been presented and passed.  Steve Morrow, a boxing judge from California and Frank Garzaa judge and referee...

German light heavyweight Nick Hannig stepping things up

Press Release Light heavyweight Nick Hannig of Germany will battle South Africa's Ryno Liebenberg on July 6th in in Wiesbaden, Germany on a card presented by former cruiserweight contender Alexander Petkovic. Hannig is just 7-0 but has been styepping up his competition over the last three bouts. He went twelve rounds in February,...

Roach: Thurman is too slow for Pacquiao

Press Release The reigning Fighter of the Decade, Philippine Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), has two weeks of rigorous training at world-famous Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club, six weeks total, under his belt.  Manny is in full throttle for his challenge of WBA welterweight super champion Keith "One Time"...

DiBella signs undefeated heavyweight Amron Sands

Press Release DiBella Entertainment has added six-foot-six Bahamian heavyweight Amron "The Sandman" Sands (8-0, 7 KOs) to its roster. Sands, from Orland, Florida,  is managed by Kevin Dever Sports Management. In his last bout, on February 16th, Sands needed less than one round to stop Hector Hodge (3-4) at St. Petersburg Coliseum in...

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Q&A: Mike Lee

Q&A: Mike Lee

Press Release On July 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant makes the first defense of his title against University of Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee who is also undefeated. Fox will televise. Here is what Lee had to say on a media conference call:Q: Can you...

World of Boxing wins purse bid for Roman-Akhmadaliev

Press Release The WBA purse bid for Daniel Roman's 122-pound title defense against Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan was held on Tuesday at the WBA headquarters in Panama City.  The bid was won by the challenger's promoter, World of Boxing, a Russian entity which was represented by Oleg Igorevich Kovalchuk. The winning bid was US...

Argentinean middleweight title up for grabs July 13th

From social media The final of Argentina's Super 8 middleweight tournament will take place on Saturday, July 13th at the Club Nueva Sociedad Belgrano, in Córdoba. At stake will be the Carlos Monzon trophy and the vacant Argentinean championship. The two boxers competing in the final will be Francisco Torres (12-3) and Jonathan Wilson...

Turarov feeling pressure to produce in Kazakhstan

Press Release Zhankosh Turarov (23-0, 16 KOs) is proud to be topping the bill on a night of boxing history at Nur-Sultan’s Barys Arena in Kazakhstan on July 6th, live on ESPN+. The show, which will also be broadcast on QAZ Sports in Kazakhstan and on iFL TV, sees Turarov pit his talent against Argentina’s Mauro Godoy (31-4-1, 16 KOs) in...

Showtime adds three ex-champions to July 27th broadcast

Press Release Former champions Yuriorkis Gamboa and Roman “Rocky” Martínez will battle in a ten-round lightweight attraction while Ladarius “Memphis” Miller meets former champion Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales in another ten-round lightweight showdown live on Showtime on Saturday, July 27th from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore in an...

Carl Frampton's next fight lands in Philly

Press Release Former two-division champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) is on the hunt for another featherweight title. Frampton (pictured), from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will make his first stateside appearance in more than two years when he comes to Philadelphia for a ten-round bout against hard-hitting Emmanuel Dominguez...

Spotlight on Franklin-Forrest

Press Release Both Jermaine Franklin and Jerry “Slugger” Forrest are predicting knockouts when the two heavyweights face off in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, July 12th. Franklin (18-0, 13 KOs) from Saginaw, Mich., and Forrest (25-2, 19 KOs), of Newport News, Va., will meet in the ten-round main event at the...

Cunningham: Bring On Trout Or Gausha for Lubin, since champs and Lara are all booked up

By G. Leon Trainer Kevin Cunningham (pictured) had this to say regarding his young gun, junior middleweight contender Erickson "The Hammer" Lubin's big win over Zakaria Attou last weekend. "I thought Lubin stole the show Saturday night. My focus has been working with him on being more poised,balance,range,distance and set up his...

Terry Flanagan books first fight of 2019

Press Release Former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan [who has lost two in a row since relinquishing his belt and moving up to junior welterweight] will return to action in Liverpool, England against Tanzania's Jonas Segu on July 12th. ESPN+ will stream the eight-round contest. Manchester’s Flanagan (33-2, 13 KOs) will take on...

Ugas-Figueroa named WBC welterweight eliminator

Press Release Cuba's Yordenis Ugas (pictured) returns to the ring on July 20th against former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa in a WBC welterweight elimination bout that will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs), 32, has been one of the most outstanding welterweight contenders in boxing, fighting three...

South Africa's Thulani Mbenge to face Germany's Sebastian Formella this week

Press Release Thulani Mbenge of South Africa has arrived in Hamburg, Germany, where he wil defend his IBO welterweight title against undefeated, 32 year-old Sebastian Formella of Germany. The fight between Mbenge (15-0) and Formella (20-0) takes place in Hamburg on July 6th. Reports out of South Africa say that if Mbenge wins, he'll fight...

ESPN to air title bout from Kazakhstan

Press Release France's Nordine Oubaali is set to make the first defense of his WBC bantamweight title against tough Filipino contender Arthur Villanueva Saturday in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, as part of the nation’s celebration of Capital City Day. However, Oubaali-Villanueva will only be the co-feature, because a crowd of more than 10,000...