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Devin Haney looking to make statement in DAZN debut

By G. Leon Greg Leon: The last time we had you on Boxingtalk it looked as though you'd be a part of the Wilder-Fury II PPV telecast. Quite a bit has changed since then, Fury went to ESPN so that show never happened. Now you're signed with DAZN. Talk to me about your decision to go with DAZN. Devin Haney: "Everything wound up playing out...

Richardson Hitchins back on July 27th

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Alejandro Munera (4-2-3 4KO), can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Richarson Hitchins: "I did what I'm supposed to do with a guy like that. I punished him and got him out of there, I made him quit and just did what I was supposed to do. GL: Before the fight you made it...

Rigondeaux accepts WBC eliminator

By Scott Shaffer Former world 122-pound champion and double Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux (pictured) has accepted a WBC elimiantor in his best weight class, 122 pounds. Rigondeaux (18-1) will face Mexico's Julio "Pollito" Ceja (32-3). The fight is scheduled for June 23rd at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas. The winner of...

Philly update: Frank Nitty Trader in biggest fight of career

Russell Peltz social media West Philly lightweight Frank Nitty Trader (12-2-1) heads into a crossroads fight on June 15th gainst Jerome Conquest (10-3) of Strawberry Mansion, in an eight-round contest at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA. The 33-year-old Trader, a graduate of West Philly High School, turned pro 11 years ago and won his first five...

Introducing Cleveland featherweight Ramiro Hernandez

Press Release Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing have signed featherweight Ramiro Hernandez of Cleveland to a multi year co-promotional agreement. The 30 year-old Hernandez is 14-0 with 9 knockouts and has been making his fighting home in Minnesota where his manager Jesse Garza is based. Hernandez, who currently holds the...

UFC FightPass features female main event

Press Release Tunisia native Ikram Kerwat, a mother of two, headlines this Thursday in the initial female boxing main event streamed on UFC Fight Pass, live from Casino Del Sol's outdoor AVA Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona. Kerwat (9-1, 5 KOs), fighting out of Frankfurt, Germany, throws down with Simone DaSilva (15-12, 6 KOs) of Brazil...

Showtime All Access wins two Sports Emmy awards

Press Release Showtime Sports original documentary series All Access earned two Sports Emmy Awards on Tuesday night at the 40th Annual Sports Emmy Award ceremony in New York City. These were the fourth and fifth Emmys overall for the All Access series, which debuted in 2013. Showtime Sports has now earned 12 Sports Emmy Awards in the...

Keith Thurman: "I'm going to do to Manny Pacquiao what he did to Oscar De La Hoya"

Press Release Keith Thurman will defend his WBA welterweight super championship on pay-per-view against boxing's only eight-division champion, Philippine Senator Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao on Saturday, July 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased online through AXS.com. ...

Caleb Plant announces title defense vs. Mike Lee

Press Release Undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Caleb "Sweethands" Plant (pictured) will make the first defense of his title against unbeaten Mike Lee  on Fox and Fox Deportes on Saturday, July 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The free Fox coverage will precede a pay-per-view event that also takes place at MGM...

Callum Smith title defense added to June 1st MSG show

Press Release Callum Smith, the WBA super champion and the most legitimate of the world title holders at 168 pounds, will defend against [recycled] Hassan N’Dam on the Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. show at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1st, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. Smith (25-0, 18...

Alantez Fox ends inactivity with win, wants back on fast track

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your stoppage victory over Nick Brinson (19-5-2). Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Alantez Fox: "I heard the commentary on the fight, they gave it a B+ grade and I think that's a pretty good assessment. I got caught with some shots that I didn't need to get caught with, but at the...

Still too soon to judge Deontay's legacy

By Doveed Linder You really can’t judge a boxer until his career is all said and done.  Before Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) beat Sonny Liston in 1964, most people wouldn’t have guessed that he would go on to be “The Greatest.”  Bernard Hopkins wasn’t considered a future Hall of Famer till he defeated Felix Trinidad.  And it...

Three-Time Olympian Anvar Yunusov headlines Philly show

Press Release Three-Time Olympian Anvar Yunusov will take on Angel Luna in a eight-round featherweight bout that will headline a night of boxing on Saturday, June 22nd at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. The show is promoted by King's Promotions in association with Titans Boxing Promotions. Yunosuv, who represented Tajikistan in the...

Algieri hopes win over Coyle leads to date with Hooker

Press Release Ex-WBO 140-pound title holder Chris Algieri hopes that a win over Brit Tommy Coyle at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1st will move him a step closer to a shot at getting his title back (the WBO title is now held by Maurice Hooker. Algieri (23-3, 8 KOs) knows that a win could land him the opportunity to reclaim...

Raquel Miller Beasting Her Way Into Title Picture

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Erin Toughill (7-5-1). Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Raquel Miller: "Thank you I thought I had a solid performance, I had fun in there, I was relaxed, I went in there and boxed and had some fun. I got to bang a couple of rounds, I had some fun in there." GL: This...

Haney:"the other lightweights better catch me now because I am only going to get stronger and faster"

Press Release Devin Haney is ready to take the next step towards his goal of dominating the sport as he prepares to face Antonio Moran at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Saturday May 25th. Haney (21-0 13 KOs) went straight into main-event action after he penned a co-promotional deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing USA...

Joshua says he's not overlooking Ruiz

Press Release IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua insists he hasn’t underestimated Andy Ruiz Jr. “one bit” ahead of their title clash at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday June 1, shown live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. Ruiz, a California-based Mexican, is in his second world title...

Thurman-Pacquiao tickets on sale

Press Release Boxing's only eight-division champion, Philippine Senator Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao (pictured) returns to challenge Keith "One Time" Thurman for Thurman's WBA welterweight super championship in a pay-per-view event on Saturday, July 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. [While the other pay-per-view bouts have not...

So Paulie is actually going through with this bare knuckles boxing thing

Press Release Former boxing champion Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi (pictured) and UFC veteran Artem "The Russian Hammer" Lobov went face-to-face Monday at a heated press conference in New York to promote their bare knuckles fight on Saturday, June 22nd, a pay-per-view event from Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa,...

Introducing Olympic hopeful Keyshawn Davis

Press Release Team USA lightweight Keyshawn Davis has been preparing all of his young life to represent his country in the Olympics. If everything goes as planned and remains on schedule, the Norfolk, Virginia native will be boxing for gold next year in Japan [assuming boxing continues as an Olympic sport]. The 20-year-old Davis, who...

Ghana boxer gets Scotland assignment

By Scott Shaffer According to Ghana Web, Ghanaian welterweight Justice Addy (16-5-1) has booked his trip to Livingston, Scotland to face comebacking Lee McAllister on June 15th. McAllister (35-3) had his last significant fight in 2012, a loss to Denis Shafikov. McAllister got an easy win in 2013 but hasn't fought since and is now age 37....

Late results: Duno wins in Indio, California

Press Release Romero Duno W9 Juan A. Rodriguez... Filipino lightweight "Ruthless" Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) defeated Mexico's Juan Antonio "Mozo" Rodriguez (30-8, 26 KOs) via ninth-round technical split decision on Thursday in Indio, California. Duno won with scores of 85-84 and 86-83, while one judge scored the fight 85-84 for Rodriguez....

"100% Free Agent" Gary Russell Jr. wants Santa Cruz or Berchelt next

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on another successful title defense against Kiko Martinez (39-9-2, 28 KOs) last night. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Gary Russell Jr: "I honestly got to take some time to look at the footage all over again. I feel like I controlled the pace of the fight, I feel like I controlled...

Mykquan Williams Post-Fight Interview

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Rickey Edwards (12-2, 3 KOs) on Friday. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Mykquan Williams: "Thank you. I thought I fought good, I was more aggressive than usual, I had some not anger I would say, but some good controlled aggression. For my first ten rounder I felt good...

Alantez Fox wins in Washington D.C.

Press Release Alantez Fox TKO6 Nick Brinson... Alantez Fox scored a sixth-round stoppage ofr Nick Brinson in a super middleweight clash Saturday at The ESA Arena in Washington, D.C. Fox (25-1-1) landed a right hand in the opening frame that sent Brinson to the canvas. Fox never lost control of the encounter and worked very well behind his...

Late results from around the United States

Press Release Ardreal Holmes W6 Lanardo Tyner... Flint Michigan junior middleweight Ardreal Holmes went to 9-0 with a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Lanardo Tyner in Dearborn, Michigan. The 24 year-old Holmes of Flint, Michigan was systematic in winning by shutout tallies on two cards at 60-54 and 58-56 on the third to raise...

Results from Denmark: Mock still winning at 47

Press Release Lolenga Mock W12 Mateo Damian Veron ... Age 47, and a 28-year pro, the incredible Lolenga Mock avenged a loss against Mateo Damian Veron (28-24-3) in Aarhus, Denmark. The local hero scored a split decision, twelve-round win over his Argentinian opponent.  The win reverses a January loss by Mock to VeronShakhobidin Zoirov...

Felix Alvarado retains IBF 108-pound title

By Scott Shaffer Felix Alvarado W12 Reiya Konishi ... The IBF light flyweight championship remains around the waist of Nicaragua's Felix Alvarado, who went to Kobe, Japan and defeated Reiya Konishi by unanimous decision. The first half of the fight was close, but Alvarado swept rounds eight through eleven on all three official scorecard to...

Wilder-Breazeale post-fight reaction

Press Release WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder delivered the 40th knockout of his career in devastating fashion Saturday night, putting Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale flat on his back with a trademark right hand in front of a raucous crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here is what Wilder (pictured) had...

Monster Inoue lays waste to Rodriguez to become three-division champ

By Scott Shaffer Naoya Inoue TKO2 Emmanuel Rodriguez...  In Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, Japan's Naoya Inoue put on about the most devastating performance possible for a boxer, destroying a previously unbeated champion, Emmanuel Rodriguez in just two rounds. Today,  Inoue scored three knockdowns in the second round against Rodriguez (19-1),...

Wilder obliterates Breazeale in first round

By Justin Hackman Deontay Wilder KO1 Dominic Breazeale... Say what you will about Deontay Wilder’s technique, the man hits hard.  Don’t ask Dominic Breazeale how hard though, because chances are he doesn’t remember.  The WBC heavyweight champion needed less than a round to settle matters at Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Things seemed...

Undercard results from Brooklyn

Press Release Robert Alfonso D8 Iago Kiladze...  At Brooklyn, New York's Barclay Center, a battle between heavyweights Robert Alfonso (18-0-1, 8 KOs) of Cuba and Iago Kiladze (26-4-1, 18 KOs) of the Republic of Georgia ended in a split-draw. After eight rounds of [in]action, one judge scored the fight 77-75 for Alfonso, another had it 77-75...

Tank Davis booked for hometown fight

Press Release [Although social media beefs are swirling between Gervonta Davis and both Tevin Farmer and Gary Russell], it was announced on Saturday's Showtime telecast that Davis, the undefeated WBA 130-pound super champion, will instead defend his title against mandatory challenger Ricardo Nuñez on Saturday, July 27th. The bout will...

Russell stops Martinez on cuts

By Justin Hackman Gary Russell Jr. TKO5 Kiko Martinez... WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) had Kiko Martinez (39-9, 28 KOs) on missile lock from round one.  Russell’s marksmanship was on display, his speed was blinding, and his level of superiority was as apparent as the blood on Martinez’s face by round three.  A...

New champion alert: Josh Taylor outguns Ivan Baranchyk for IBF 140-pound title

By Scott Shaffer Josh Taylor W12 Ivan Baranchyk... Scotland's Josh "The Tartan Tornado" Taylor had the kind of night every boxer dreams about. Fighting in his home nation, Taylor took away Ivan Baranchyk's undefeated record, became the IBF junior welterweight champion and punched his ticket for a World Boxing Super Series final bout, where he...

Saunders picks up paper title vs. Isufi

By Scott Shaffer Billy Joe Saunders W12 Shefat Isufi ... In his second fight back after a PED suspension, Billy Joe Saunders grabbed a soft title in Stevenage, England, defeating little-known Shefat Isufi of Germany for the vacant WBO super middleweight belt. The title became vacant when Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez vacated in order to campaign...

Mendez and Heraldez battle to a draw

Fight Report Argenis Mendez D10 Juan Heraldez... At Brooklyn, New York's Barclay Center, former 130-pound title holder Argenis Mendez held undefeated Juan Heraldez to a ten-round draw in a 140-pound contest. Judge Julie Lederman scored it 97-93 for Mendez, but she was overruled by two 95-95 scorecards. Heraldez was not that aggressive and...

Joe Joyce pummels Alexander Ustinov

By Scott Shaffer Joe Joyce KO3 Alexander Ustinov... Joe Joyce, one of a rising crop of British heavyweights, took a step forward in his career, defeating a long-in-the-tooth Alexander Ustinov inside three rounds in a chilly outdoor fight held in Stevenage, England (at time, you could see the boxers' breath).  Joyce is not the quickest...

Fight announced between Koki Kameda and Tenshin Nasukawa

By Scott Shaffer According to the Asian Boxing website, a major Japanese fighting event has been booked for June 22nd, but it remains to be seen whether this wil be a legitimate fight or a media circus. Three-division champion Koki Kameda is going to fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, the guy who was destroyed in a boxing exhibition by...

Yigit breaks down Baranchyk-Taylor

By Anthony Yigit (as posted on Reddit) Danish boxer Anthony Yigit lost to IBF 140-pound champion Ivan Baranchyk in the opening round of the World Boxing Super Series. He also narrowly lost to Josh Taylor in the amateurs. Yigit may be the most qualified  person in the world to break down today's Baranchyk-Taylor fight in the World Boxing Super Series. Here is...