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|LA Fight Club show announced for Sept. 2nd|
Press Release: On Friday, September 2nd at Los Angeles' Belasco Theater, Mexico's Antonio "La Joya" Gutierrez (20-2-1, 9 KOs) faces Puerto Rico's Jorge "Destroyer" Melendez (28-6-1, 26 KOs) in a ten-round classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico middleweight main event. Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar will televise. In the co-feature, California's Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez (14-0, 12 KOs) will square off against Arizona's Jonathan "Johnny" Corrales (8-3-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout.
|Stevenson trunks Williams in action fight, By G. Leon|
Adonis Stevenson KO4 Thomas Williams Jr: Adonis Superman Stevenson successfully made the seventh defense of his WBC light heavyweight title in impressive fashion in tonight's PBC main event. Superman floored Williams with a perfectly placed left hand behind the ear in the closing moments of the opening round. Thomas Williams rebounded well in rounds two and three. He implied a Winky Wright hands up step foward type offense and managed to visbily hurt the champion in round two and had more than his fair share of moments in round three. Round four was all Stevenson. He hurt Williams with uppercuts and finished the fight was a devastating left hand that sent the challenger crashing face first to the canvas. Michael Griffin should have immediately waved the bout off, but Williams wasn't able to beat the count anyway. Official time of stoppage was 2:54. Source: Spike
|Aleem and Nicholson fight to draw, By G. Leon|
Immanuel Aleem MD8 Desmond Nicholson: The televised swing bout on tonight's PBC show was an highly competitive bout between two athletic up and coming middleweights Immanuel Aleem and Desmond Nicholson. Friends from the amatuers, there were no dirty tactics and the fight was silently governed by a great deal of mutual respect. Aleem, 16-0-1, was in control for much of the action and should have been credited with a knockdown in the penultimate round. The final round was fought in a phone booth and provided the best two-way exchanges of the bout. Aleem's ring generalship and faster hands were too much for the heavy handed Nicholson, 17-1-1 (16), to overcome on Boxingtalk's card. We scored it 78-74 for Aleem. Official scores were 77-75, 78-74, 76-76, 76-76. Source: Spike
|Alvarezzz decision Berridge in uneventful bout, By G. Leon|
Eleider Alvarez UD10 Robert Berridge: Eleider Alvarez had his way with late sub Robert Berridge in a terribly boring and one sided boxing contest. Berridge was sloppy, wild, never threw more than two punches at a time and content to stay away from Alvarez, which allowed the longer man to work effectively from the outside whenever he let his hands go. Unfortunately, Alvarez, 20-0 (10), failed to do so in a manner that would have elevated his status. Berridge was game though as he fought the second half of the fight with a badly cut right eye. Boxingtalk scored the bout 100-90. Official scores were 99-91, 98-92, 98-92. Source: Spike.
|Showtime Weigh-in report from Brooklyn, NY|
Weigh-in report from Brooklyn, New York for tomorrow night's show, live on Showtime:
WBA Featherweight super championship:
LEO SANTA CRUZ – 125 ½ pounds
CARL FRAMPTON – 125 ¼ pounds
Referee: Harevy Dock; Judges: Frank Lombardi, Tom Schreck, Guido Cavalleri
Junior Weltereight bout, ten rounds:
MIKEY GARCIA – 138 pounds
ELIO ROJAS – 139 pounds
Referee: Eddie Claudio; Judges: Julie Lederman, Allen Nace; Robin Taylor
IBF Junior middleweight eliminator (for #2 Position)
TONY HARRISON – 153 ½ pounds
SEGEY RABCHENKO – 153 ½ pounds
Referee: Arthur Mercante, Jr.; Judges REFEREE: ARTHUR MERCANTE; JUDGES: Julie Lederman, Carlos Ortiz, James Pierce.
|Tonight on Spike: Stevenson vs. Williams|
Press Release: What happens when a veteran champion coming off a long layoff puts his title on the line against a hungry young challenger coming off the biggest victory of his career? Find out by tuning into Spike tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT, when Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (27-1), a 38-year-old Canadian by way of Haiti battles Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1), a heavy-handed 28-year-old from Maryland. [Stevenson is the world light heavyweight champion but has lost some luster after badly ducking Sergey Kovalev, the WBA/IBF/WBO champion, and experiencing ten months of inactivity]. Stevenson became world 175-pound champ in June 2013, when took just 76 seconds to dethrone Chad Dawson. Stevenson has successfully defending his crown six times, including Tommy Karpency, whom Stevenson wiped out in the third round in his most recent fight on September 11, 2015. Williams was last in the ring April 30th, making quick work of contender Edwin Rodriguez. Tonight's action takes place in Quebec City.
|Wilcox triumphs in Toronto|
Steven Wilcox W8 Juan Orozco... In Toronto on Thursday, lightweight Steven Wilcox (14-1-1) of Hamilton, Ontario, prevailed over Mexico's Juan Orozco (14-4-2) via unanimous decision. The taller Wilcox exploited his range advantage from the opening bell. Orozco closed the gap at times during the first few rounds and landed some decent shots in close quarters. But Wilcox effectively adjusted and peppered Orozco with clean punches. For the remainder of the bout, Orozco pressed forward unsuccessfully as Wilcox continued to land clean shots en route to an eight-round unanimous decision. source: Lee Baxter Promotions
|Denmark to host EBU featherweight bout|
Press Release: Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) of Denmark will face Ryan Walsh (21-1-1, 10 KOs) of Great Britain for the vacant European featherweight title on October 15th at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark. For the first time since 2010, a Dane will contest the European title on home soil. [The title was last held by Oleg Yefimovych of the Ukraine].
|Karperis vs. Duran tops Long Island bill|
Press Release: Junior welterweight Anthony "Showtime" Karperis (12-2, 4 KOs) from Hicksville, NY will appear at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on Saturday, August 13th in a rematch against Queens, NY native Ariel Duran (9-8-1, 5 KOs) in a bout scheduled for ten rounds. Karperis' New York State title will be on the line. Karperis won the vacant title by defeating Alan Gotay on April 23rd at the Paramount.
|Boyd Melson continues his humanitarian efforts|
Press Release: West Point graduate and Army Reserve Officer Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson has been selected as New York Sprotscene Children Foundation’s (NYSCF) Humanitarian Honoree. The junior middleweight will be honored and serve as the special guest for their 2nd annual Celebrity Golf Classic and pool party August 15th in Commack, NY at The Hamlet. As the honoree, Melson’s also participating in a cocktail hour, award dinner, interview sessions and meet & greet.
|Argenis Mendez to face British hero this weekend|
Press Release: 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell of England will take on former IBF 130-pound titlist Argenis Mendez in a 135-pound bout at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday night, live in the UK on Sky Sports. [Campbell is 13-1 and lost to France's Yvan Mendy last December]. Campbell says his confidence is back after a second-round stoppage win over Gary Sykes in March. [The Dominican Mendez is 23-4-1 and is coming off a loss to Robert Easter, Jr. in April].
|Elton Dharry sings promotional deal|
Press Release: Greg Cohen Promotions announced the signing of bantamweight Elton Dharry to a promotional contract. Dharry (20-5-1, 13 KOs) got off to a slow start in his career, losing five times and drawing once in his first nine. However, since then, he is undefeated in 17 consecutive fights, dating back to 2010. "Early on in my career, I was not really with the right team and the judges never really got it right, so it made me look like a fighter I'm not," explained Dharry of his slow start. "I know most people would quit and walk away, but I had the self-belief and determination to come back and become something. I changed my team to (trainers) Martin Gonzales and Don Saxby and stopped taking short-notice fights."
|PBC on Spike: Stevenson-Williams Jr quotables|
Adonis ''Superman'' Stevenson - WBC and lineal light heavyweight world champion: ''Welcome to Québec City Thomas. I saw your fight against Edwin Rodriguez. It was a nice performance with a beautiful KO. When I saw that bout, I told myself I wanted that fight with you. I knew I was going to be motivated.''
|PBC on Showtime quotables|
Undefeated featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz and undefeated former unified 122-pound world champion, Irish star Carl Frampton, were joined by undercard fighters in Manhattan at Church Street Boxing Wednesday for the final media workout before Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
|New champion alert: Marlon Tapales|
Marlon Tapales KO11 Pungluang Sor Singyu... In Thailand, Marlon Tapales of the Philippines survived two knockdowns in the fifth round and came back to stop Pungluang Sor Singyu of Thailand in the eleventh round to capture the WBO bantamweight title on Wednesday. After a rocky start, Tapales turned the tide in the sixth round, scoring a knockdown of his own. He seemed to have injured the champion's jaw in the tenth round. A left to the injured jaw in round eleven caused another knockdown and fight was over. Tapales is now 29-2, while Pungluang falls to 52-4. Tapales joins joins Nonito Donaire, Donnie Nietes and Johnriel Casimero as reigning world titlists from The Philippines. source: various news reports
|Lucas Browne still maintaining his innocence|
Press Release: Australian heavyweight Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne, recently stripped of the WBA regular title due to a positiver drug test that he disputes, is upping the ante in his quest to clear his name. Browne has voluntarily enrolled in the WBC's Clean Boxing Program. Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) stopped Uzbekistan's Ruslan Chagaev in round ten last March in Grozny, Russia, to gain the WBA's secondary title. The dramatic victory, however, was nullified and Browne's championship stripped away and returned to Chagaev, after he reportedly tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol. Browne, who tested completely clean in a random drug test by VADA six days before the fight against Chagaev, staunchly maintains his innocence of purposefully taking any banned substance ever, and says he is taking steps to ensure he is never again accused of cheating.
|Sweden's Wallin to face Machimana|
Press Release: Sweden's Ottto Wallin (15-0, 11 KOs) will face South African heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana (21-8-2, 16 KOs) on September 10th at the Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden. The southpaw returns to the Hovet following a third-round technical knockout of Brazil's Irineu Beato Costa Junior in April. His fight is the first confirmed for the undercard of the female welterweight clash between domestic rivals Mikaela Lauren and Klara Svensson.
|Introducing Ruben Villa|
Press Release: Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions announced the signing of featherweight Ruben Villa to a co-promotional contract. The 19 year-old Villa of Salinas, California compiled an outstanding record of 166-17 in the unpaid ranks that included two National Junior Golden Gloves titles and two National Golden Gloves championships at 123 pounds. He will turn pro this Friday at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California on a card headlined by Jose Roman taking on Carlos Cardenas.
|Hasegawa lands title shot vs. Ruiz|
WBC 122-pound champion Hugo Ruiz, will defend on September 16th against former champion Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan at the Edion Arena in Osaka. The bout will be broadcast by Televisa Deportes to Mexico. During a phone interview, Ruiz said, “Everything is going very well with the help of my father and brothers. Next week my team work will include the team of Rafael Guzman to initiate the strength stage of my training camp. I'm aware it is very difficult to win in 12 rounds so we definitely won't speculate.” Ruiz, from Los Mochis, Mexico, conquered the title by knocking out Julio Ceja in just one round. This will be the first defense of his belt against a rival that has defeated nine Mexicans. Hasegawa is a Japanese legend who turned pro in 1999 and has held WBC championships at 118 and 126 pounds. He had a long reign at bantamweight. Now 33-5, he has not fought since 2015.
|Chinese boxers post wins in New Jersey|
Zhang Zhilei W6 Rodney Hernandez ... 2008 Olympic silver medalist Zhang Zhilei of China won a six-round unanimous decision over Rodney Hernandez in a heavyweight bout. The bout was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey over the weekend. The official scores were 60-53 and 59-55 (twice). Zhilei is now 11-0 in his inactive pro-career. Hernandez is 10-5-1.
Fanlong Meng TKO5 Daniel Judah... On the same card, Chinese light heavyweight Fanlong Meng scored a knockdown and defeated Daniel Judah of Brooklyn via fifth-round stoppage. Meng sent Judah into the ropes with a left hand that was ruled a knockdown. The referee ruled that Judah could not continue at the bout was stopped at 2:08. Meng is now 8-0 with 6 knockouts. Judah of Brooklyn, NY is 24-11-3, with his career in free-fall. source for both results: press release
|Late results from New Jersey|
Anthony Young W6 Eduardo Flores... Over the weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey welterweight Anthony "Juice" Young (13-2) won a six-round unanimous decision over Equador's Eduardo Flores (23-22-5). Fighting in his hometown, Young took apart Flores, who tried to frustrate Young with wild shots, some of which strayed behind the head. In the end, Young prevailed by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 (twice).
Thomas LaManna TKO1 Engleberto Valenzuela... Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna tuned up with a first-round destruction of Engleberto Valenzuela (10-8) in a junior middleweight bout. LaManna of Millville, New Jersey landed a hard combination that sent Valenzuela into the corner. A thunderous body punch then sent Valenzuela to the canvas, and the fight was halted. LaManna (21-1) hopes to take on a highly-regarded opponent (to be announced this week) on September 16th at Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. source for all results: rising promotions press release
|BoxNation to air Ward-Brand in UK|
Press Release: Andre Ward will face power-punching Colombian Alexander Brand with BoxNation televising it live in the United Kingdom on Saturday, August 6th. The fight, taking place in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena comes hot on the heels of rival Sergey Kovalev’s unanimous points victory over Isaac Chilemba. Should Ward, a former world champion at both 168 and 175 pounds who has neverbeen defeated, overcome the tricky and tough Brand then he is all set to take on Kovalev later this year in a super-fight for the WBA, IBF and WBO light heavyweight world titles. Brand is 25-1 with 19 KOs, with just a sole split decision loss to current WBC 168-pound world titlist Badou Jack.
|Santa Cruz - Frampton-- by the numbers|
Press Release: The WBA featherweight clash between defending titlist Leo Santa Cruz and former 122-pound IBF/WBA champion Carl Frampton features an unpredictable and potentially explosive mix of styles between two of the world’s top fighters. Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) will make the second defense of his title against Irish superstar Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs), who relinquished two belts at 122 pounds, when they face off on Saturday, July 30, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Santa Cruz ranks as one of the world’s top-three fighters in four key categories – Total Punches Thrown, Landed, Connect Percentage and Power Punches Landed (all per round, per CompuBox).
|Flores receives IBO belt, eyes Rigondeaux|
This past Saturday, newly crowned undefeated IBO super-bantamweight world champion, Moises "Chucky" Flores (25-0, 17 KOs), received his belt from co-manager Henry Rivalta of Pro Box Management. Last June, Flores scored an impressive unanimous decision victory over Paulus Ambunda (24-2, 10 KOs), in his home town of Windhoek, Namibia (Africa), to earn the world title strap. Flores, who is also the WBA interim champion, is now the mandatory challenger to face WBA super-champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs). Both camps are in negotiations with the possibility of the fight happening in the next few months. If the fight comes to fruition, both the WBA and IBO world title belts will be on the line. After receiving his IBO world title belt, and a big fight looming with Rigondeaux, Flores speaks on his current situation. "Winning the IBO world championship is a testament to my hard work and the great team around me," said Mexico's Moises "Chucky" Flores. "Together we worked really hard to get this world title. I'm now the mandatory to challenge Guillermo Rigondeaux, a fight I'm looking forward to. He's very skilled but I feel I have all the tools to defeat him. My management team is working hard to get this fight finalized. It's time to see who the best super-bantamweight is. I going to bring that world title home to Mexico."
|Shabranskyy returns to ring in LA next month|
Press Release: On August 19th at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Vyacheslav "Lion Heart-Chigonsky" Shabranskyy (16-0, 13 KOs) takes Oscar "El Monstruo" Riojas (10-5-1, 3 KOs) of Texas in an eight-round light heavyweight bout that will air live on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar. As previously announced, the August 19th card will also feature undefeated super featherweight prospect Ivan "Striker" Delgado (9-0-1, 2 KOs) taking on the tough Alejandro Ochoa (7-11-2, 1 KO) of Santa Ana, Calif. in an eight-round event.
|Rodriguez and Cameron wage war at the Sun|
Delvin Rodriguez W10 Shawn Cameron... Connecticut's Delvin Rodriguez (29-8-4 with 16 KOs) got all he could handle from Iraqi War veteran Shawn Cameron (10-2 with 5 KOs) as the two warriors fought at a fast pace over the ten-round distance in a junior middleweight battle at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT over the weekend. Rodriguez tried to use his vast edge in experience landing several clean counterpunches but the tough Cameron kept coming forward, throwing bombs throughout the fight. Rodriguez came away with the close unanimous win by scores of 96-94 on two cards and 97-93 on the third. source: star boxing
|Nieto retains European championship|
Ruben Nieto TKO7 Nicolas Gonzales... Ruben Nieto of Spain retained his European 140-pound championship in Leganes, Madrid, by stopping previously unbeaten Nicolas Gonzalez after seven rounds. Nieto (18-1, 9 KOs) was defending the belt he won in England against Lenny Daws, and he did so in convincing fashion. Gonzalez (now 18-1, 13 KOs), like Nieto, hails from Madrid and their clash fulfilled the promised fireworks festival, with the Spanish fans standing on their feet for most of the action. Nieto started cautiously, probably aware of Gonzalez's power, but he was eventually able to floor his challenger in round three. Gonzalez did not give up, though, and retaliated by flooring the defending champ three rounds later. In round seven, however, Nieto raised his game and forced a stoppage when British ref Michael Alexander saved a defenseless Gonzalez from further punishment. source: press release
|Crawford-Postol wrap-up, By Bill Dwyre|
Press Release: Saturday night, in a Las Vegas boxing arena, in a big-time battle for future fame and riches, a Porsche took on a Ford Fairlane. The result at the finish line was never in doubt. "The Iceman" Viktor Postol, a nice 140-pounder from Kiev, Ukraine, with a title belt that said WBC, summarized his loss to Terence Crawford: “He was too fast. I had no answer for him.” Freddie Roach, a Hall-of-Fame trainer who had prepared Postol, seconded that summary: “He surprised me how fast he was.” Crawford, from Omaha, Neb., is now [the world champion at 140 pounds], with ownership of both Postol’s WBC belt and his own WBO. In boxing, they call that title unification. Also in boxing, they call what Crawford did to Postol, in front of 7,027 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena here, a rout. [The claims of Eduard Troyanovsky and Ricky Burns, the IBF and WBA title holders are not really legitimate world championship claims].
|Late result: Ioka retains title in Japan|
Kazuto Ioka KO11 Keyvin Lara ... Wednesday night in Osaka, Japan, WBA regular flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka (20-1, 12 KOs) retained his title in his hometown by knocking out Nicaragua's Keyvin Lara (18-2-1, 6 KOs) in the eleventh round. [The WBA recognizes Juan Francisco Estrada as the super champion in this weight class]. Ioka let the younger Lara start aggressivley while effectively countering with precision shots to the head and body. Lara began slowing down in the middle rounds, which allowed Ioka, who was patiently biding his time, to press his advantage. Ioka began letting his hands go and landing combinations. Ioka dropped the challenger in round ten. Lara made it to his feet and was saved by the bell. The one-minute rest period was too little time to recover. Ioka jumped on Lara at the start of the eleventh and again he hit the deck. Referee Eddie Claudio administered the count, but Lara was down and out.
|Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO/WBC titles, By G. Leon|
Terence Crawford UD12 Viktor Postol: The WBO/WBC junior welterweight unification bout between the two best 140 pounders in the world began at a very measured pace. Neither boxer was eager to engage and there were more feints than punches landed in the opening frame, which likely went to the aggresor Postol. Crawford, 29-0 (20), outboxed Postol, 28-1 (12) in round two, but Postol regained control of the distance in round three. Round four belonged to Crawford, who dropped Postol with a check hook in the opening moments of the fifth round and scored a second knockdown when Postol's glove touched the canvas about a minute later giving the Nebraskan a commanding lead on the cards. Crawford outlanded Postol agsin in the sixth. Both fighters appeared to take a rest in round seven as only thirteen punches were landed between both boxers, but it was still another Crawford round. It was pretty much the Terence Crawford show from the fifth round on. He swept each and every round and round 11 was a two point round for Crawford when Postol lost a point for rabbit punching. Boxingtalk scored it 118-107. Official scores were 118-107 twice and 117-108. Source: HBOPPV
|A Star Is Born: Valdez captures WBO feather crown in second round, By G. Leon|
Oscar Valdez TKO2 Matias Rueda: Oscar Valdez captured the vacant WBO featherweight world title with a star making coronation over previously unbeaten Argentine knockout artist Matias Rueda. Valdez, 20-0 (18), threw each punch with wicked intent and his form was nearly impeccable. Midway through round two Rueda, 26-1 (23), took a knee after absorbing a tremendous body shot. Moments later he took another knee and Russell Mora stopped the fight. Official time was 2:18. Source: HBO
|Benavidez stays unbeaten with UD over Santana, By G. Leon|
Jose Benavidez UD10 Francisco Santana: The first three rounds of this fight were all action. Jose Benavidez was in control of the first two frames landing stiff jabs and thunderous uppercuts. Most of round three, Francisco Santana's first on Boxingtalk's card, could have been fought in a phone booth with Santana, 24-5-1 (12) doing most of the work. Benavidez Jr was content to lay on the ropes for the majority of rounds three and four. Benavidez, 25-0 (16) had a solid fifth round, and Santana outworked Benavidez along the ropes in the sixth round. Round seven could have gone either way, but Boxingtalk gave the slight edge to Santana due to his workrate. Benavidez found a way to regain control of the distance in round eight and swept each of the final three rounds on this scribe's card for a 96-94 advantage. Official scores were a ridiculous 100-90 (Adalaide Byrd), 98-92, (Glenn Feldman) 96-94. Source: HBO PPV
|Gvozdyk stops Karpency in 6, By G. Leon|
Oleksandr Gvozdyk KO6 Tommy Karpency: Tonight's PPV telecast started with a surprise as Tommy Karpency floored undefeated light heavyweight up and comer Oleksandr Gvozdyk with a right hook midway through the first round. Gvozdyk was badly hurt but Karpency failed to capitalize on the opportunity. Gvozdyk, 11-0 (9), had a very good second round, outworking Karpency, 26-6-1 (15), for most of the frame. Rounds three and four were pretty much more of the same with Gvozdyk thoroughly outworking and outboxing Karpency. A Gvozdyk right hand opened up a nasty cut on the bridge of Karpency's nose. There was a heated exchange at the end of round five but it was anoter Gvozdyk round. Karpency was hit with a body shot in round six and decided to take a knee for the full ten count. Official time of stoppage was 2:21. Source: HBO PPV
|Lopez and Reynoso fight to draw, By G. Leon|
Adam Lopez D10 Roman Reynoso: It was all Adam Lopez in the first three rounds of the Shobox main event tonight, but in round four rugged Argentine Roman Reynoso hurt Lopez. It was first a right hand that hurt Lopez and then a barrage of punches that kept him on shaky legs focing him to hold in the closing moments of the round. Round five was another good one for Reynoso, but Lopez, 16-0 (7), rebounded well in the sixth. Rounds seven and eight both highly competitive and could have gone either way. Reynoso, 18-2-1 (7), landed more power punches than Lopez in the eighth and clearly won the round. Rounds nine and ten belonged to Lopez who pulled the fight out on this scribes card 96-94. Official scores were 96-94 Lopez, 97-93 Reynoso, 95-95 Source: Shobox
|Odom scores one punch KO over Jackson, By G. Leon|
Jerry Odom TKO3 Julius Jackson: Beware of the late subs! Jerry Odom became the second fighter to score a dramatic stoppage victory on Shobox after stepping in on short notice. Julius Jackson came out strong and clearly won the first two rounds. He was fighting at the right distance and controlling Odom with his jab. Round three was also looking good for Jackson until Odom caught him with a tremendous right hand that ended the fight. Jackson tried to make it to his feet but was clearly out of it, forcing Artur Mercante Jr to stop the action. Official time was 1:57. Source: Shobox
|Chinea takes split decision over Foster, By G. Leon|
Rolando Chinea SD8 O'Shaquie Foster: O'Shaquie Foster and Rolando Chinea gave boxing fans an entertaining fight in a hotly contested lightweight bout that could have went either way. Neither boxer was ever visibly hurt, and the arm punches were a plenty, but neither boxer was reluctant to let their hands go in a match-up that could have taken place in a phone booth. Official scores were 79-73 Chinea, 77-75 Foster, and 78-74 Chinea. Foster falls to 10-2 (7), Chinea improves to 13-1-1 (6). Source: Shobox
|Eleider Alvarez books new foe|
With Chad Dawson on the sideline, light heavyweight contender Eleider Alvarez has booked a new oponent for the July 29th show in Quebec City. Alvarez will face Robert "The Butcher" Berridge of New Zealand. Berridge is 27-4-1 with 21 KOs but has not fought since last November, when he split two short bouts as part of an eight-man light heavyweight tournament. Alvarez is a Colmbian who fights out of Canada. He has compiled a record of 19-0 with 10 KOs since turning pro in 2009.
|Green shocks Gray with second round TKO, By G. Leon|
Ian Green TKO2 Khiary Gray: Ian "Young General" Green, 10-1 (8), dropped some weight, took a fight on five days notice and handed Khiary Gray his first professional loss in a tremendous action fight. Round one was all Gray as he hurt Green with looping right hands that had him staggering all over the ring. Just when it appeared that the weight loss and short notice might be too much for Green to overcome, he was able to land a tremendous one two combination that sent Gray, 13-1 (10) crashing to the canvas. He managed to beat the count, but was on very unsteady legs. A few more Ian Green barrages of power shots forced Artur Mercante Jr to call a halt to the action. Official time was 2:50. Source: Shobox
|HBO books strong card for Sept. 10th|
Press Release: Following their epic battle to a draw on April 15th, at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Yoshihiro "El Maestrito" Kamegai, (26-3-2, 23 KO's)and Jesus "Renuente" Soto-Karass, (28-10-4, 18 KO's), will meet in the ring once again on Saturday, September 10th at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The rematch between Yoshihiro Kamegai and Jesus Soto-Karass is a junior middleweight clash scheduled to go ten rounds, and will support HBO's main event between WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (45-0-0, 38 KO's) and WBC super flyweight champion Carlos "Principe" Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KO's).
|Braehmer and Cleverly to get it on in Germany|
Press Release: Germany's Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) will defend his WBA regular light heavyweight title against ex-WBO titlist Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) on October 1st in Neubrandenburg, Germany. [Sergey Kovalev holds the WBA super championship at 175 pounds]. Braehmer-Cleverly has been a long time coming with the pair originally slated to meet in 2011 in London before an eye injury forced Braehmer to withdraw. Four years later, the fighters were again close to sharing a ring but talks broke down with Cleverly opting to fight in America instead.
|Kevin Asmat to make debut tonight|
Tonight at The Claridge in Atlantic City, Kevin Asmat of North Bergen, New Jersey is set to make his pro debut against Dallas Holden of Atlantic City in a super bantamweight bout scheduled for four rounds. Asmat was a former amateur standout as he compiled a record of 96-14 and he made made it to the semifinal round of the 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament."I am feeling great and I am ready for Friday," said Asmat after Friday's weigh in where he checked in at 120 pounds."All I know about my opponent is that he is from Atlantic City," Asmat said of Holden, who will also be making his pro debut. The 21 year-old Asmat is grateful for the opportunity that Rising Promotions offered him so he could make his pro debut in his home state.
|Derevyanchenko trunks Soliman in 2, By G. Leon|
Sergiy Derevyanchenko TKO2 Sam Soliman: It didn't take long for Sergiy Derevyanchenko,9-0 (7), to hopefully end Sam Soliman's career tonight. Derevyanchenko dropped Soliman at the end of round one with a powerful right hand. The 58 fight veteran made it to his feet and beat the count, but this is one of those fights that was over once the contracts were signed. Soliman,44-14 (18), was terribly sloppy in round two and continued to get caught at the end of what felt like every Derevyanchenko power shot. Soliman was floored again twice in the second round. It was a brutal left hook that sent him crashing to the canvas towards the end of the round. The bout was waved off midway through the count. This marks only the second time that Soliman suffered a stoppage loss. Official time of stoppage was 2:41. Source: ESPN
|Khytrov punishes Mendez over 9, By G. Leon|
Ievgen Khytrov TKO9 Paul Mendez: Undefeated middleweight up and comer Ievgen Khytrov destroyed Paul Mendez, 19-3-3 (9), over nine one sided rounds. Mendez did his best early, but was taking more punches than he was able to land. The fight became more and more one sided with each passing round and probably should have been stopped sooner. Khytrov, 14-0 (12), unloaded powerful combinations to Mendez's body and head in each and every round. In round nine, with Khytrov scoring on Mendez with nearly every power punch thrown, referee Joe Lupino stepped in and mercifully stopped the bout. There were no knockdowans. Official time 1:20 Source ESPN
ADAM LOPEZ: "I've experienced and grown a lot over my last few fights. I've learned a lot about myself and overcame adversity. All my fights on ShoBox have been tough, but I'm hoping for a breakthrough victory on Friday to prove I'm ready to face a contender.
|The Bully Pulpit: Postol, Arum and Crawford, By Bill Dwyre|
Wednesday was yet another day of boxing fun and folly. There may be more colorful sports on the day of the actual competition. But there is none better than boxing during the run-up. These guys could make a turtle race sound like a Super Bowl. Some of it was legitimate, even charming. Viktor Postol of Ukraine, who will fight Terence Crawford of Omaha for the unified World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC)140-pound title here Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, greeted reporters with the news that he was a new father, as of Tuesday.
|New champion alert: Jonathan Guzman|
Jonathan Guzman TKO11 Shingo Wake... The vacant IBF 130-pound championship was claimed by Jonathan "Salomon King" Guzman (22-0, 22 KOs) of the Domican Republic. won't be taking any time to rest on his newly acquired laurels. Guzman traveled to Japan where he stopped Shingo Wake (20-5-2, 12 KOs) in the eleventh round. Guzman's power was simply too much for Wake, who fell four times before the end came at 2:16 from referee Wayne Hedgpeth. The title was vacated by Carl Frampton, who is mopving up to 126 pounds to face Leo Santa Cruz.
|Broner sentenced to 30 days in jail, By Scott Shaffer|
Adrien Broner, the troubled three-division titleholder, was sentenced the thirty days in jail in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner was scheduled to go on trial for robbery and assault trials stemming from an incident in which he allegedly beat up a man to recover money that the mon had won from Broner while the two were gambling. Broner showed up late for the trial, and according to Cincinnati.com, offered the lame excuse that someone put something in his drink the night before. The judge then sentenced Broner to thirty days in jail for contempt of court. Ironically, had he shown up on time, Broner might have avoided the criminal charges. The alleged victim of Broner's crimes did not show up in court, so the case against Broner would have been hared to prove. Broner, just 26 years old, has sent his own career in a downward spiral. He won his last fight in April, but was stripped of the WBA 140-pound title for failing to make weight.
|Joel De La Paz inks with Star Boxing|
Star Boxing is pleased to announce the signing of undefeated, highly touted prospect, Joel De La Paz to an exclusive multi-year promotional contract. "I feel really great to be working with Star Boxing", said De La Paz. "Joe DeGuardia has many championship fighters. I look forward to working hard and in a few years I want to fight for a world title."
|Scott Burrell added to Connecticut bill this weekend|
Press Release:This Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, Scott Burrell will battle Joseph Perez (12-3-2 with 4 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout scheduled for six rounds. From Brooklyn, New York, Burrell (11-2 with 8 KOs) has won four straight, including three by stoppage. This will be a good test for Burrell as Perez has a win over previously undefeated Augustine Mauras. "Coming off a win back in June, Scott is back in the ring Saturday to face off against Perez," said Burrell's manager TJ Marsé. Along with trainer Don Saxby , Burrell will have his twin brother Dean in his corner.
|Robert Guerrero books August fight|
Press Release; Former multi-division titleholder Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) meets Argentine slugger David Emanuel "El Pirata" Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) in ten rounds of welterweight action that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Saturday, August 27th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Guerrero's last fight was a loss for the vacant WBC welterweight belt to Danny Garcia back in January. Also on the telecast, Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo (24-5, 20 KOs) battles Freddy Hernandez (33-8, 22 KOs) in a ten-round middleweight matchup of Mexican brawlers and 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (18-0, 9 KOs) faces the Bronx's Steve Martinez (16-2, 13 KOs) in ten rounds at 154 pounds.
|Oscar Valdez's title quest, By Bill Dwyre|
As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, ÓSCAR VALDEZ knew he was fighting Saturday night in the co-main event of the Terence Crawford - Viktor Postol boxing card. What he didn’t know was exactly what he was fighting for, other than a nice paycheck and another step forward in his career. His was the World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight (126 pounds) title fight that maybe wasn’t going to be a title fight. And maybe it was. With three days to go before the event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there was a hint of Abbott and Costello and “Who’s on First.”
|Pro boxing set for Bayonne, NJ on August 27th|
On August 27th, pro boxing will return to Bayonne, New Jersey at the Bayonne Pavillion. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.lgmpromo.eventbrite.com
. The main event is slated to feature Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (22-2) against an opponent who has not yet been named. Del Valle is a 122 pounder who has won four in a row. As a teenager, he left his native Puerto Rico for Newburgh, NY where he resided for seven years. During his time in the Empire State, he captured the 2004 National Golden Gloves title. As a pro, Del Valle had his first fight in New Jersey and fought many times in New York and Connecticut. Overall, half of his 24 professional fights took place in the tri-state area and the bilingual Del Valle built a solid fan following. However, he hasn’t fought in the area since 2012. “I love fighting in the tri-state area,” said Del Valle. "I had a lot of great moments when I lived in New York and miss the local crowds. The support was great and there is a very large Puerto Rican population in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. I’ve still got a lot of fans in the area and they always ask me when I’m fighting locally again... I’m hoping to fight for a world title in the near future and defend it in the tri-state area.”
|PBC on ESPN post-fight quotables and undercard results|
SERGIY DEREVYANCHENKO :"I looked into his eyes after I knocked him down the first time and I knew he would continue coming forward. I wasn't going to drop my guard. I didn't even feel that punch on my glove because it was so clean to the chin. But I felt the last knockdown. "I warmed up more than once and that broke my rhythm. In the ring I had to get my rhythm."Soliman came out nervous and not very coordinated, but that's the way he usually fights. That's his style. "I'm going to keep moving forward. I can't sit and wait. We will assess the situation and move from here."
|Chaise Nelson to make US debut|
Press Release: Pro Box Management's super featherweight Chaise Nelson (3-0, 3 KOs), makes his United States debut this Saturday July 23, 2016 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Nelson, whose first three fights were held in Mexico, will face rugged veteran Angel Gonzalez (22-8-1, 12 KOs) in a scheduled four-round bout.
|De Carolis, Zeuge appear headed towards a rematch|
Press Release: German super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) will not have to wait long for a second world title shot following his majority draw with WBA regular champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday in Berlin. Zeuge injured his left shoulder in the sixth round, but thankfully the injury has been diagnosed as just a minor muscle tear, which will not require surgery. Following a short break, the 24 year-old will be ready for a rematch later this year. After the fight, the Italian De Carolis welcomed a rematch. "That was a great fight," he said. "And I am ready for the rematch."
|Zhang Zhilei returns this Friday|
Press Release: On Friday night, July 22nd at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, a former Olympic medalist will finally take a step up in his pro career. In an eight-round heavyweight bout, 2008 Olympic silver medalist Zhang Zhilei (10-0, 7 KOs) of Zhoukou, China takes on Rodney Hernandez (10-4-1, 3 KOs) of Modesto, California. Hernandez is coming off a win over previously unbeaten Bernardo Martinez (now 6-1-1). In an eight-round bout light heavyweight bout, Fanlong Meng (7-0, 5 KOs) of Chifeng, China battles Daniel Judah (24-10-3, 11 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY. Judah lost seven straight from 2009 -2012 but returned with an easy win earlier this year.
|It will be Gray vs. Green in a colorful ShoBox fight|
Press Release: ShoBox: The New Generation returns to Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Friday night's quadrupleheader features the television debut of Worcester, MA junior middleweight Khiary Gray (13-0, 10 KOs), who battles Paterson, NJ's Ian Green (9-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round bout, the first of four on the televised main card. "I don't take anyone lightly," Gray said, "but come that day you're going to see more than you've ever seen from me before. You're going to see different angles, punching power, combinations. I'm going to keep my '0' and put Worcester on the map. It's going to be a great show."
|Mamadjanov signs with Salita|
Press Release: Promoter Dmitriy Salita has signed Bahodir Mamadjanov (19-2 with 11 KOs) from Uzbekistan. The 29 year-old lefty, who campaigns in the 140-pound division, has been in with opposition of known quality since turning professional in 2011. Mamadjanov got on the radar when he handed Angelo Santana his first pro defeat in 2014. However, he lost in 2015 to Richard Commey, who will shortly vie for the IBF 135-pound title. Mamadjanov, now living and training in Texas, is enjoying a two fight win streak, defeating ex-titlist "Chop Chop" Corley and Gilbert Venegas. "Mamadjanov has shown that he is world class," Salita said, "and he is now more focused than ever. He wants to fight and beat the best lightweights in the world. We will keep him busy with a plan to land a meaningful fight in the near future."
|Steve Weimer staying busy in PA|
Press Release: Welterweight Steve Weimer (12-0) will be back in action this Friday night when he squares off with Jose Valderrama (5-14) in a four-round bout at The Wolf Gym in Weimer's hometown of York, Pennsylvania. The 26 year-old will be making his third appearance of 2016, staying active since signing with Jeter Promotions. "Training has been good. I am just in the process of making weight," said Weimer on Wednesday night. In Valderrama, Weimer is facing a veteran, who has faced 11 undefeated opponents. "I know Valderrama is from Puerto Rico and my style should be good for this fight. He likes to come forward and I will look to pick my shots. I train two or three times a day for as much as eight hours. I stay in good shape all the time. I am three inches taller than him. I plan to feel him out in round one and then get him out of there."
|Edison, NJ show cancelled|
Press Release: KEA Boxing has apologized to all the fans as well as the boxers who committed to fighting on a show scheduled for July 30, 2016 at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, NJ. Alex Cut of KEA Boxing wrote, "Unfortunately, we are having to cancel the show for undisclosed reasons we wish not to share at this time. We apologize severely to anyone who has purchased tickets from us and the fighters. They have all trained and worked hard and this was not an easy decision." The fight poster had featured Jorge Diaz (18-4-1), a featherweight out of New Brunswick, NJ.
|Dawson injured; Alvarez seeking new foe|
Press Release: Former word light heavyweight champion "Bad" Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) will not face Eleider "Storm" Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) on July 29th at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City. The 34-year-old Dawson, fighting out of New Haven, Connecticut, injured his shoulder during training camp. "While we were waiting for Chad Dawson to join the planned conference call today (Tuesday), we learned from his manager that he injured his shoulder in training, and that he has withdraw from his July 29th fight against Eleider Alvarez," Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) president Yvon Michel said. Alvarez will still fight on the July 29th card. "We are already looking for a replacement opponent so Eleider retains his spot on Spike TV," Michel added.
|Happy 15th birthday to ShoBox|
Press Release: Showtime Sports' prospect developmental series ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 15th anniversary this Friday, July 22nd with a four-fight telecast. Since its inception in 2001, ShoBox has promoted competitive fights pitting promising boxers in the toughest fights of their career. ShoBox has carved out its identity by matching top talent against each other. “This is certainly an accomplishment for the series, but we wouldn’t be here for 15 years without the fighters,” said Gordon Hall, Executive Producer of ShoBox: The New Generation. “The credit should go to the young men who are willing to step up and take risks early in their career.
|CRAWFORD TAKES HIS SHOT AT SUCCESS AND SUCCEEDS, By Bill Dwyre|
To borrow from a sports cliché, life is a game of inches. In the case of Terence Crawford, who currently stands on the horizon of boxing fame, his existence is a result of winning a game of millimeters. Think of it as survival by the margin of the tip of your fingernail. It was a September night in 2008 in Omaha, Neb., where Crawford lives. He was about to turn 21. Life was good. He had just won his fourth fight as a pro a month earlier. It was at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City. Not exactly Madison Square Garden or the MGM in Las Vegas, but you have to start somewhere when you have your eyes on world titles and big stages in the 140-pound division. In a couple of weeks, he would fight on ESPN. Hundreds already knew who he was; now thousands, maybe millions would.
|Benavides-Douglin to top ESPN broadcast on Aug. 5th|
Press Release: David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez (15-0, 14 KOs) is set to face super middleweight Denis Douglin (20-4, 13 KOs) in the ten-round main event on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Friday, August 5th live from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Also on the broadcast will be California lightweight Alejandro "El Charro" Luna (20-0, 15 KOs) taking on Ireland's Stephen "The Rock" Ormond (21-2, 11 KOs) in a ten-round attraction.
|Toronto card slated for July 28th|
Press Release: Steven Wilcox (13-1-1 with 5 KOs) and Jesus Singwancha (21-9 with 8 KOs)will square off in an eight-round lightweight battle to headline Lee Baxter Promotions’ inaugural “Next Generation” card on Thursday, July 28th at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. In the chief support, cruiserweight Tim “The Irish” Cronin (7-1-1 with 2 KOs) of Ontario, Canada challenges Slovakia’s Kristof Demendei (10-1-2 with 6 KOs) over six rounds.
|Allen to face Whyte in British heavyweight battle|
Press Release: British heavyweight Dave Allen has warned Dillian Whyte he needs to be ready for twelve hard rounds when they clash at the Frist Direct Arena in Leeds on July 30th, live on Sky Sports. Allen (9-0-1) took the clash with Whyte (17-1) on three weeks’ notice but the Doncaster man is not concerned about a lack of fitness – saying that he’s the naturally fitter man and it’s the Brixton banger that needs to make sure he’s grafted in the gym in order to stay with the pace Allen will set. “Dillian can have all the time in the world to prepare but it doesn’t matter,” said Allen. “I come from a track and field and [soccer] background – I am a fit man. No heavyweight in the country bar Joshua can me match me for fitness.
|Late Results from California|
Rene Alvarado W10 Jayson Velez ... At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in California's Coachella Valley, Nicaragua's Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (24-7, 16 KOs) defeated Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez (23-3-1, 16 KOs) of Puerto Rico in a ten-round featherweight fight that went the distance. The evenly matched fighters consistently traded blows and it was Velez who attempted to use his boxing skills in the first few rounds. By the fifth round, both fighters began to fight from the inside and came at each other with both landing effective shots. An accidental head butt in the sixth round did stun the fighters, but that did not stop them from keeping the momentum going. After a close fight, the judges awarded a split decision victory to Alavardo by scores of 96-94 (twice) overruling a score of 97-93 for Velez. Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar televised.
Rashidi Ellis W8 Luis Hernandez... In the co-feature, Rashidi "Speedy" Ellis (16-0, 11 KOs) of Boston survived a knockdown against Luis "La Roca" Hernandez (12-2, 7 KOs) of Puerto Rico. Ellis was awarded the decision with scores of 78-73 by all three judges. source for all results: golden boy press release
|WBA orders flyweight super fight between Estrada and Ioka|
The WBA has ordered a unification title bout between world flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada and Kazuto Ioka. [Estrada, from Mexico, is recognized as the WBA supe rchampion and WBO champion at 112 pounds. Ioka, a super star in Japan, holds the WBA's regular (secondary title in the same weight division]. As Ioka is defending his title against Keyvin Lara on July 20th, the resolution will go into effect the next day. Representatives of Estrada and Ioka will have until August 20th to reach an agreement. Should they fail to do so, the fight will go to a purse bid. It will fall to Lara to honor the WBA’s resolution, should he emerge victorious in his bout with Ioka.
|Smith vs. Alvarez lands in Dallas|
Press Release: On September 17th, AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, will host Liam "Beefy" Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) defending his WBO 154-pound title against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs). [Alvarez was the former world middleweight champion but is challenging the little-known Smith after surrenderng his championship rather than face Gennady Golovkin]. The third boxing match ever held at AT&T Stadium, Smith-ALvarez will be shown live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
|Rigondeaux busts Dickens' jaw|
Guillermo Rigondeaux TKO2 James Dickens ... Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales, world super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) defended his world championship by breaking the jaw of James “Jazza” Dickens (22-2, 7 KO), from Liverpool, United Kingdom, leaving Dickens unable to continue after round two. In round one, the Cuban Rigondeaux tactically sized up his opponent and Dickens was caught by a crisp hook at the bell. The second round resembled the first. Rigondeaux clinically picked his shots, but Dickens did some landing as well. Toward the end of the round Rigondeaux landed a looping left hook that caught Dickens on the jaw. He didn’t go down and made it to his corner, but could not continue. Dickens heard a crack when the punch landed. “Yeah, I knew straight away it was broken,” he said. “I felt the crack when he landed. I felt it hanging off but I thought that I could carry on. I thought if it was meant to be I could get him but I knew that if he connected again, it was just going to come right off.” source: wba website
|De Carolis leaves Germany with his title|
Giovanni De Carolis D12 Tyrone Zeuge ... Saturday night in Berlin, Germany, Italy's Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) went into hostile territory and came out woith a draw against Germany's Tyrone Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs). With the win, De Carolis retains the WBA regular (secondary) championship at 168 pounds. The final scores were 114-114 twice (Levi Martinez and Juan Manuel Garcia) and 115-114 (Erkki Meronen) for Zeuge. Seemingly the stronger, more seasoned fighter, De Carolis got more than expected from the slick 24-year-old challenger fighting in front of his hometown fans. Zeuge injured his shoulder just as round ten was coming to a close. He fought through the championship rounds with one hand and made it to the final bell. source: wba website
|Chatman beats Falowo again|
Chris Chatman W8 Thomas Falowo... As Chris Chatman said matter-of-factly at the pre-fight weigh-in, “I beat Thomas before, and I’ll beat him again.” The Jersey City vet delivered Friday, earning a split-decision win over rival Thomas Falowo (14-4) for the second time in three years at Rhode Island's Twin River Casino. The first time they fought, Chatman won 77-75 on all three scorecards. This time, it was a 78-74, 74-78, 78-74 split decision verdict with Clark Sammartino and Steve Weisfeld scoring it in favor of Chatman and Eddie Scuncio in favor of Falowo.
Kali Reis W8 Althea Saunders... WBC Female middleweight mhampion Kali Reis improved to 10-5-1 beating Atlantic City’s Althea Saunders (3-3-2) in a non-title fight by unanimous decision. Official scores were 80-72 and 79-73 (twice) in the exciting, yet lopsided, fight. source: ces entertainment press release
|Wilder stops Arreola in 8, By G. Leon|
Deontay Wilder TKO8 Chris Arreola: Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder improved to 37-0 (36), with a one sided demolition of former heavyweight title challenger Chris Arreola. Arreola did his best and showed tremendous heart as always, but it was nowhere near enough as Wilder was too long, too strong and too good for Arreola to compete with. Wilder scored a knockdown early, but was unable to finish. He punished Arreola,36-5 (31), in each and every round until the challenger's corner stopped the fight at the end of the eighth round.Official time 3:00. Source: Fox
|Lubin outclasses Montero, By G. Leon|
Erickson Lubin UD8 Ivan Montero: Undefeated junior middleweight prospect Erickson Lubin improved to 16-0 (11) as he totally outclassed a rugged Ivan Montero over eight terribly one sided rounds. Lubin did everything but finish Montero, 20-2 (8) off, much to the dismay of his corner who was urging the blue-chipper to score the knockout victory. Official scores were 80-72 on all three cards. Boxingtalk scored the bout 80-72. Source: Fox
|Diaz hands Vasquez first loss, By G. Leon|
Felix Diaz UD10 Sammy Vasquez: Undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez had a fantastic first round against 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz, but that's about the only good thing that happened for him tonight. Diaz, 18-1 (8), took control of the fight in round two. He began to time Vasquez and was able to hurt him in each of the next four rounds. It was more Diaz in round seven when Vasquez suffered a nasty gush on the right corner of his mouth that appeared to prevent him from biting down on the mouthpiece. Rounds 8-10 were more of the same. In round 10 Vasquez, 21-1 (15), lost a point for repeatedly losing his mouthpiece. Official scores were a 96-93, 95-94, 95-94 Diaz. Boxingtalk scored it 99-90 Diaz. The bout was originally scored a majority draw, but Diaz was awarded the unanimous decision after the scores were recalculated. Source: Fox
|Robert Guerrero-David Peralta August 27, By G. Leon|
Former world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero makes his much anticipated return at the Honda Center on August 27. Guerrero will face David Peralta in the main event of a Spike TV telecast. More to follow.
|PBC on ESPN: Lipinets stops Castillo in 7, By G. Leon|
Sergey Lipinets TKO7 Walter Castillo: Sergey Lipinets is notoriously known as a slow starter so it wasn't too surprising that Walter Castillo had a very good first two rounds. In round three Lipinets busted Castillo's lip with a left hook and appeared to have won his first round. Castillo came out like a man on fire in round four and may have won the round due to his workrate, but Lipinets was able to land several powerful combination to Castillo's midsection. At the end of round four Lipinets suffered a nasty cut over his left eye that was caused by a punch, but ruled as due to an accidental clash of heads. Lipinets bled profusely from his cut eye and missed wildly in round five, but was able to rock Castillo with a powerful combination in the sixth. Lipinets cutman was able to get his cut under control and as a result Lipinets, 10-0 (8), was able to regain control. Lipinets again hurt Castillo in the seventh and in the final minute of the round he became a punching tornado until the referee stopped the bout. Official time of stoppage was 2:45.
|Perez takes decision over Ortiz|
David Perez UD6 Adan Ortiz: In a televised swing bout bantamweights David Perez and Adan Ortiz provided an extremely sloppy, but equally entertaining scrap. They went at it like rock-em sock-em robots in the opening round. A left hook dropped Ortiz midway through the round, but Perez failed to finish. Round two featured several more heated exchanges, but it was clear, at least in the first two rounds, that the undefeated Perez was the second sloppiest bantamweight in the ring. Rounds three and four belong to Ortiz, who surprisingly adjusted well by utilizing movement and potshotting Perez. Round five was the closest of the bout and could have gone either way, but Ortiz controlled more of the action. The fight appeared to be on the table heading into the sixth and final round. Perez, 7-0 (3), had a three point lead after the first two rounds, but it's very possible he lost all of the rest in what became a nip and tuck affair. Official scores were (a ridiculous) 60-53, 59-54, 58-55. Boxingtalk scored it 57-56 Perez. Source: ESPN
|PBC on ESPN:King Tug destroys Vasquez, By G. Leon|
Tugstsogt Nyambayar TKO1 Rafael Vazquez: 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar swarmed Rafael Vasquez from the opening bell. Vasquez was dropped three times, all by right hands. The referee didn't bother to count following the third knockdown. Official time of stoppage was 1:24 Source: ESPN
|Jerry Odom steps into ShoBox appearance next week|
Press Release: Jerry Odom will step in to face Julius Jackson in a match-up of super middleweights next Friday, July 22nd on ShoBox: The New Generation, to take place at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Odom (13-2-1, 12 KOs) replaces Ronald Ellis, who pulled out of the bout on Thursday with a right hand injury. Odom was deep in training and looking to bounce back from a draw with Ellis in February on ShoBox when he received the opportunity to face Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs). Jackson is one of two boxing sons of former two-division champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson.
|Perrella to face Ugas|
Press Release: Welterweight Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella will face 2008 Olympian Yordenis Ugas Friday, August 12th at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. The card is promoted by Kings Promotions and will be televised as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ ESPN Boxing series at 9 pm ET. Living and fighting out of Fort Myers, FL, Perrella is 14-0 with 13 KOs. He has stopped eight of his last 11 foes in less than three rounds. Ugas was born in Cuba but now lives in Miami, FL. He has a solid 15-3 pro ledger with 7 KOs. Prior to his pro career, he shined as a member of the famed Cuban Amateur Team. In 2008, Ugas represented his country in the Olympics and won the bronze medal. Ugas was last seen dropping a competitive decision to Amir Imam and Perrella will be his fourth unbeaten foe, none of which have stopped him.
|The Dwyre Chronicles: Crawford ready for debutant bout, By Bill Dwyre|
Terence Crawford is in line to become boxing’s next celebrated debutant. All the things are in order for his coming-out party July 23rd in Las Vegas. It could be a ball. He won’t be wearing a long gown. No corsage on his wrist. Just shorts and shoes and the tools of his trade, the boxing gloves with which he hopes to leave impressions on the face of Viktor Postol, and in the minds of a crowd of around 9,000 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
|One on One with O'Shaquie Foster, By G. Leon|
GL: How is everything going in preparation for your July 22 bout with Rolando Chinea?
O'Shaquie Foster:: Training camp has been great. I been Getting a lot of conditioning in. Just shaking out now
GL: What do you know about Chinea and what are your thoughts of him as a fighter?
OF: I know that he is in shape and I think he is an aggressive fighter. That is what I know
|Spotlight on Felix Diaz vs. Sammy Vasquez|
Prior to Deontay Wilder's WBC heavyweight title defense against Chris Arreola this Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama, 2008 Olympic gold medal winner Felix Diaz faces undefeated Sammy Vasquez, Jr. in a ten-round welterweight contest that will be part of the Fox broadcast. Diaz, from the Dominican Republic, is 17-1 as a pro, with lone loss coming against former world titlist Lamont Peterson by majority decision. Diaz has not fought since that loss, which occurred in October. A Pennsylvanian, Vasquez is 21-0 and has fought ten straight quality opponents. Here is what they had to say at the final press conference on Thursday:
|Terrance Crawford Q&A|
What did you think about Viktor Postol’s performance against Lucas Matthysse and did it surprise you at all?
TERENCE CRAWFORD: I feel as though Postol did what he needed to do to win. I think he did a lot of holding and using his elbows that the ref didn’t see. But all in all he did what he had to do to get the job done. I picked him to win in that fight anyway so it was a good victory.
|Rising Promotions workout quotables|
Yesterday at Brighton Park in front of The Claridge Hotel, Rising Promotions held an open workout that showcased fighters that will compete on a big night of boxing that will take place on Friday, July 22nd at The Claridge
|Wilder and Arreola set for battle on Saturday|
Press Release: WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and his challenger Chris Arreola participated in a media workout Wednesday as they near their match-up, which takes place on Saturday, July 16th at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, with Fox televising. The fighters worked out at Round 1 Boxing in Vestavia Hills, Alabama as they prepare for the card headlined by the hometown favorite, Wilder, making the fourth defense of his heavyweight title. Here is what they had to say Wednesday:
|Introducing Xolisani Ndongeni|
Press Release: Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions announced the signing of IBO lightweight champion Xolisani "Nomeva" Ndongeni to a co-promotional contract. The 26 year-old is 21-0 with 11 KOs. He is a native of The Duncan Village area of Eastern Cape, South Africa, which produced world champions Vuyani Bungu, Mbuleo Botile and Simphiwe Vetyeka. Ndongeni began boxing at the age of 17 and competed in 29 amateur bouts. Ndongeni holds a win over former world titlist Mzonke Fana.
|Two world title fights added to Golovkin-Brook bill|
Press Release: Lee Haskins (33-3) will defend his IBF bantamweight title against Stuart Hall (20-4-2) at The O2 in London on September 10th, live on Sky Sports Box Office. TRhe m ain event that night will be world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin vs. IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook. [Hall held this title in 2013-2014. Haskins ascended to the title after Randy Caballero's injury created a vacancy. Haskins defeated Hall back in 2012 with the European title on the line]. The third title fight on the show features Charlie Edwards (7-0) challenging Johnriel Casimero (22-3) for the IBF flyweight title.
|Pakistani flyweight Muhammad Waseem looking to step up|
Pakistan's leading hope for a professional boxing champion is a flyweight named Muhammad Waseem (3-0, 3 KOs). An accomplished amateur, Waseem will forego the Olympics and instead will take a huge step up in class this weekend when he battles Jeter Oliva (23-5-2, 11 KOs) of the Philippines on Sunday. The bout will be in the flyweight division and will take place in South Korea, thge home base of Waseem's promoter Andy Kim. Waseem has been training in Las Vegas under Jeff Mayweather.
|Emanuel Taylor books fight for Bristol, PA|Press Release:
On Saturday August 6th, the Grundy Arena in Bristol, Pennsylvania will host an evening of boxing. In an eight-round bout, Maryland junior welterweight Emanuel "The Tranzforma" Taylor (19-4, 13 KOs) battles Carlos Aguilera (10-17, 4 KOs) of Mexico. The 25 year-old Taylor has quality wins over Ayi Bruce, Raymond Serrano, Victor Cayo and Karim Mayfield. Taylor also battled former champions Adrien Broner and Chris Algieri in competitive losses. [Aguilera has dropped two in a row.] Also scheduled to fight is heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon, but no opponent has been listed for him yet. Cruiserweight Mike Hilton (2-0), junior middleweight Glenwood Latimore (1-0), middleweight Elijah Vines (2-0) and junior welterweight Sam Teah (7-1-1) are all scheduled to see action against opponents to be named in separate four-round bouts. Tickets can be purchased by calling 856-842-7577 or at www.dboysboxing.com
|Rodriguez to face Iraqi war vet in return bout|
Press Release: Delvin Rodriguez returns to action at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on, Saturday, July 23rd. Inactive since June 2015, Rodriguez (28-8-4 with 16 KOs) from nearby Danbury, CT will be taking on Iraqi war veteran Shawn Cameron (10-1 with 5 KOs in a ten-round junior middleweight contest.
|Logan Yoon inks with Pro Boxing Management|
Press Release: Pro Box Management announced the signing of 2015 U.S.A. Junior Olympic Bronze medalist, Logan Yoon, who will compete in the lightweight division as a professional. Yoon is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Just 17 years old, he will turn professional on September 10, 2016 in Mexico. Standing 5'10", Yoon is of Korean-Puerto Rican descent and will compete in Mexico before turning 18-years old, the legal age to fight in America.
|Ghvamichava stops Prescott|
Levan Ghvamichava TKO7 Breidis Prescott... The last time fight fans saw Levan Ghvamichava prior to Tuesday night, the Eastern European was counted out after getting tagged with a shot to the liver. That loss, to 140-pound contender Sergey Lipinets at Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California, snapped Ghvamichava’s five-fight winning streak. Fast-forward nearly four months, and Ghvamichava entered the same venue to take on veteran Breidis Prescott, only this time “The Wolf” exited in an entirely different manner. Answering his Colombian opponent with power of his own, Ghvamichava (17-2-1, 13 KOs) dropped Prescott (29-8, 21 KOs) twice en route to a seventh-round stoppage victory. The 5-foot-11 Prescott enjoyed a two-inch height advantage and used it to dictate a double-fisted attack—mostly to the body—in the first round. Then in round two, Prescott thrice drove his smaller foe to the ropes. Motivated by a between-rounds pep talk from trainer Virgil Hunter, Ghvamichava went on the offensive in round three, eventually flooring a bloody-mouthed Prescott with a fourth-round, left-right combination. In full control by the start of round seven, Ghvamichava landed a big left hook early in the stanza that staggered and dropped Prescott. A fatigued Prescott barely made to his feet, then soon hit the deck twice more from ruled slips. Seeing his opponent on unsteady legs, Ghvamichava went for broke late in the round, throwing six unanswered punches that forced Prescott into a corner. A final right-left combination landed flush to Prescott’s head, leading referee Michael Margado to step in and stop the contest at the 2:37 mark. source: premier boxing champions
|Workout quotes from Leo Santa Cruz, Mikey Garcia|
Press Release: WBA featherweight super champion Leo Santa Cruz and former two-division titleholder Mikey Garcia both took part in a media workout on Tuesday at City of Angels Boxing Club in Los Angeles, Calif. as they prepare to make a cross-country trip to Brooklyn, New York for their respective Saturday, July 30 showdowns at Barclays Center and live on Showtime. Santa Cruz will defend his title against Irish superstar Carl Frampton while the undefeated Garcia will return to the ring after a two-and-a-half-year layoff to fight former WBC 126-pound titlist Elio Rojas in a ten-round bout. [Rojas has fought just once since 2012]. Also in attendance at the workout was promising lightweight contender Ivan Redkach, who takes on Tevin Farmer in the opening bout of the Showtime Extreme telecast, scheduled for 7 pm Eastern time. Here is what the participants had to say Tuesday:
|It will be Ceylan vs. Walsh for Euro feather title|
Press Release: Sauerland Event won the purse bid to stage the vacant European featherweight title fight between Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) and Ryan Walsh (21-1-1, 10 KOs). Ceylan is promoted by Sauerland. The title has not been contested since Oleg Yefimovych claimed in in December. With a bid of approximately $66,500, Sauerland outbid Double A Promotion. The European title fight will now take place in Ceylan's home country, Denmark, at a date and venue to be confirmed.
|Rob Brant calls out Billy Joe Saunders|
Press Release: Minnesota-based middleweight Rob "Bravo" Brant would like to challenge WBO title holder Billy Joe Saunders on September 17th. [Saunders is scheduled to fight on that date, but has no opponent because Saunders ducked an opportunity to unify all four major titles against world champion Gennady Golovkin]. Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) announced last week he would be fighting on the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Liam Smith undercard on HBO pay-per-view in the United States, and Brant (20-0, 13 KOs) says he thinks he's the right choice to face him.
|Solo Boxeo line-up set for this Saturday|Press Release:
Professional boxing returns to the Pioneer Event Center ("The PEC") in Lancaster, California this Saturday, July 16th, 2016. Casey "The Wizard" Ramos (22-0), who won his previous bout in a bloody affair, returns to Southern California to face Chile's Hardy Paredes (18-13) in the Solo Boxeo on Unimas main event. Arnold Barbosa Jr. (12-0) will take on Texas' John David Charles (9-7). Lithuania's Egis Kavaliauskus (13-0) takes on upset specialist Jeremy Bryan (17-6). The show will also feature Lancaster's own Jose Hernandez (12-2-1) taking on undefeated Ulises Sierra (9-0-2) for the California 168-pound stgate title. Tickets can be purchased online at www.uavpec.com
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|Australian update: Spark hurt|
Ppress Release: Australia's Steven Spark (3-1) has withdrawn from his scheduled August 20th Queensland light welterweight title match against Mark Ramirez because of a hand injury. Spark received the disappointing news this week after an MRI revealed further damage which requires around three months to heal. "It's really disappointing," Spark said. "However I've been very philosophical about it, injuries occur in any sport and unfortunately that's the case for me at present."
|PBC on Fox: Lubin to face Montero in televised action|
Press Release: Erickson "Hammer" Lubin (15-0, 11 KOs) returns to the ring to battle Ivan Montero (20-1, 8 KOs) in a 154-pound bout to be featured on the Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes telecasts on Saturday, July 16th from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder defending his belt against two-time title challenger Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola plus undefeated welterweight Sammy "The Sergeant" Vasquez Jr. battling Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz. The televised action will switch over to FS1 and Fox Deportes immediately following the conclusion of the Fox telecast.
|Badou Jack named Fighter of Year by Nevada HOF|
Press Release: Since the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) came into existence in 2013, Floyd "Money" Mayweather has had a strangle-hold on the Nevada Fighter of the Year Award. The gifted Mayweather won the Award three straight years. However, that changes in 2016.
BADOU JACK "The Ripper," who won the WBC super middleweight world title last year as a big underdog, dethroning undefeated defending champion Andre Dirrell. and successfully defended it twice since then, has been named the NVBHOF "Nevada Fighter of the Year." In his first title defense, Badou found himself an underdog once again, this time to Britain's popular slugger and two-time world title challenger George Groves at MGM Grand last September. He dropped Groves in the first round and outclassed him the rest of the way to take the decision. In April, Jack traveled to Washington, D.C. to face lethal slugger and former world champion Lucian Bute. The bout ended in a highly controversial majority draw, Jack a wide winner on one judge's card, but the other two called it even. Media covering the fight were almost unanimous in saying Jack deserved the verdict. Jack (20-1-2), born in Stockholm of Swedish and Gambian parents, is a resident of Las Vegas.
|PBC on ESPN: Lipinets training camp quotables|
Press Release: Undefeated super lightweight Sergey Lipinets is days away from meeting Nicaragua's Walter Castillo in the explosive main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Friday, July 15 from Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.
|Kovalev looks ahead to Ward showdown|
Press Release: Here is what WBA/IBF/WBO lightheavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev had to say after defeating Isaac Cilemba in Russia on Monday: "My promoter and manager chose a fighter that is similar to Andre Ward's style, so that I will be prepared for the fight with Ward [planned for November, although Ward has an interim fight in August]. When they told me that my opponent will be Chilemba because his style is similar to Andre Ward's style, I was thinking to myself what's so similar to his style? Their height is different, so at first I didn't see much, but after the fight I realize that, in fact, he does have similar style to Andre Ward's: waiting out and counter-attacks, he is not going in much, he waits in defense and waits for the right moment."
|Linders Look: Don't look past Golovkin-Brook, By Doveed Linder|
When it was announced that IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) would be moving up 13 pounds to face WBA, WBC, and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs ), many in the boxing public rolled their eyes. After all, Golovkin-Brook is a close resemblance of the match-up between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir Khan, which took place in May of this year. Like Golovkin-Brook, Alvarez-Khan featured a welterweight moving up to fight a middleweight (the fight was actually fought at Canelo’s preferred catchweight of 155). The smaller, faster fighter was facing the bigger, stronger puncher. It was speed vs. power where the man who imposed his attributes would come out victorious. As many expected, the smaller guy controlled the action in the middle of the ring until the bigger guy connected with one life-changing punch that ended the contest via brutal knockout. Two months later, Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook has been announced and the result of Alvarez-Khan is still fresh in our memories. However, the difference in the two fights is that the promotion for Alvarez-Khan was full of holes, whereas Golovkin-Brook is a valid match-up.
|Sergey Lipinets: All of the champions got a target on their back, By G. Leon|
GL: How is everything going in preparation for your July 15 bout vs Walter Castillo?
Sergey Lipinets: Right now we are in the final days of training. Everything is going as planned. All the hard work is done and now it’s time to let me body rest so I can be at my ultimate prime on fight night.
|LGM Promotions Presents Night Of Rising Stars August 27|
Press Release: On Saturday night, August 27th, Nick Jayme's LGM Promotions will be back with a star-studded card at the BCB Pavilion in Bayonne, New Jersey. In the main event, it will be a battle of New Jersey based welterweights as Alex Perez (18-2, 10 KOs) will take on Juan "The Beast" Rodriguez (12-4, 5 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds and will be contested for the IBU Welterweight title.
|De Carolis to defend vs. Zeuge on Saturday|
Press Release: Italy's Giovanni De Carolis (24-6, 12 KOs) is confident of retaining his WBA [secondary] super middleweight title on Saturday night when faces Tyron Zeuge (18-0, 10 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin. Having claimed the WBA strap with an eleventh-round TKO win over Vincent Feigenbutz in January, De Carolis makes his first defense against another German, the 24 year-old Zeuge.
|Jose Gonzalez inks with Top Rank|
PRESS RELEASE: Unbeaten featherweight prospect José ‘El Chocolatito’ González signed a multiannual promotional contract with Top Rank® the promotional company based in Las Vegas that is led by hall of fame promoter, Bob Arum. As a professional fighter, Gonzalez, who was born and raised in Harlem, New York, marches undefeated with a record of 3-0-1 and 1 knockout. The fighter that is called ‘El Chocolatito’ amassed a 34-6 record as an amateur and won various amateur tournaments as: Junior Olympics in 2011 and Golden Gloves in 2014.
|Banner re-signs Monroe Jr|
PRESS RELEASE: Banner Promotions is pleased to announce the re-signing of former world title challenger and Boxcino 2014 Middleweight champion, Willie Monroe Jr. to an exclusive promotional agreement. Monroe of Rochester, New York has a record of 20-2 with 6 knockouts and is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision over fellow former world title challenger and Boxcino champion, John Thompson on June 11th in Verona, New York.
|Kovalev dominates Chilemba over twelve, By G. Leon|
Sergey Kovalev UD12 Isaac Chilemba: Undefeated WBO, WBA, IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev dominated Isaac Chilemba over twelve relatively one sided rounds. Chilemba wasn't eager to engage, but his quick jab kept Kovalev off balance as did his best to make it a difficult fight for the heavy hitting champion. Kovalev landed a crushing right hand that sent Chilemba to the canvas in the seventh round and it was pretty much all Kovalev from then on. Krusher did his best to end it in the twelfth, but ultimately had to settle for his first decision victory since November 2014. Official scores were 118-109, 116-111, 117-110. Boxingtalk scored it 118-109. Source: HBO
|Wilder-Arreola conference call transcript|
Lou DiBella: Thank you. And thank you all for joining us on the PBC on FOX Wilder vs. Arreola conference call. This show will be on July 16 at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. The start time on FOX is 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT
|Adam Lopez planning to graduate Shobox with honors on July 22, By G. Leon|
GL: What do you know about Roman Reynoso and what are your thoughts of him as a fighter?
AL: He is a good fighter. You cant become 18-1 by being bad. He is a strong guy a bit wild. He is having a good training camp in Canada, but I am having a better camp.
GL: What will be the difference in this fight that leads to an Adam Lopez victory?
AL: Alot of movement. he is kind of flat footed and throws a lot of hayemakers and he leaves himself open pretty bad and we will catch him in between those punches.
|Exclusive Interview: Raymond Handson, By Rolo Tomassi|
In this interview, Boxingtalk’s Rolo Tomassi speaks with St. Louis-based middleweight Raymond Handson (2-0) about his background in boxing, some of the current top fighters who he remembers from the amateurs, his next fight which takes place in his hometown on August 13, and more.
|Results from Mexico|
Mickey Roman TKO3 Jerope Mercado... In Monterrey, Mexico, Mexico's 130-pound contender Miguel "Mickey" Roman swept aside Jerope Mercado of the Philppines in a bout fought one division up at lightweight. Mercado went down in the second round from a flurry, which also deeply cut his right eyebrow. He got up so fast that Referee Sergio Hernandez didn't administer a count. But everything abruptly ended at 1:10 of the third when a huge left hook from Roman connected. Mercado bravely got up, but it was stopped moments later, as he was plainly in no condition to continue. Roman (56-11, 43 KOs), notches his 18th straight stoppage victory and is in line for a WBC super featherweight title shot against Francisco "Bandido" Vargas. Mercado is now 27-8-3.
Antonio Moran W10 Juan P. Sanchez... Mexico City lightweight Antonio Moran (20-1) stepped up a little bit, defeating Juan Pablo “Lagarto” Sanchez (30-12) by unanimous decision in Moran's hometown. After ten rounds, the judges scored it 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92. Moran utilized his longer reach to dominate the more experienced opponent. “Lagarto” admirably tried his utmost to spring an upset and never stopped throwing punches, but Moran was more accurate with his own shots. source for both results: WBC
|Full Detroit line-up announced|
Press Release: The full bill has been announced by Salita Promotions for the Saturday, July 16th event at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit. As previously reported, the main event is a heavyweight bout between Andy Ruiz's (27-0, 18 KOs) and Joshua "Josh Dempsey" Gormley (22-4, 21 KOs) over ten rounds. Scheduled in support of the main event that night will be Giorgi Gelashvili (4-0, 2 KOs) of Brooklyn via Georgia facing comebacking Eric Hall (8-9-1, 4 KOs) of Durand, Michigan in a junior welterweight six-rounder. Also, Serdar Hudayberdiyev (2-0, 2 KOs) of Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan, will face fellow undefeated fighter Steven Andrade (3-0, 2 KOs) of Atlanta, Georgia in a welterweight four-rounder.
|Falowo-Chatman rematch highlights CES show|
Press Release: With undefeated light heavyweight Angel Camacho Jr. unable to fight due to a shoulder injury, Thomas Falowo and Chris Chatman headline Friday, July 15th, 2016 in an eight-round rematch with Falowo's New England Middleweight Title on the line, nearly three years to the date of their epic showdown at Twin River.
|Kovalev-Chilemba weigh in results, quotables|
The July 11th bout between Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev and Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba is a 12-round fight for the WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world titles at the DIVS Sports Palace in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Kovalev has weight in at 174.6 pounds, compared to 174.8 for Chilemba, a big underdog. It will be televised in the United States at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT (same day tape-delayed) exclusively on HBO. Here are the highlights of the final press conference:
|PBC on ESPN results: Barrios decisions Boschiero|
Mario Barrios W12 Devis Boschiero … In Trenton, New Jersey, giant-size junior lightweight Mario Barrios (16-0) dropped Italy’s Devis Boschiero to a knee with a left uppercut in the twelfth round to seal a shutout unanimous decision in an IBF eliminator (though not a final eliminator). Standing nearly 6-foot-1, Barrios used his exceptional height and reach advantages to control the 5-foot-5½ Boschiero from the outset and cruise to a 12-round unanimous decision. Although Barrios wasn’t landing much more than his jab through the middle rounds, his length continued to frustrate Boschiero, who could barely land a punch. With the decision already well in hand, Barrios sealed the deal when he floored the former world title challenger in the final round to earn a clean 120-107 sweep on all three judges’ scorecards.n Barrios, a San Antonio, Texas native, needs one more into the No. 2 position for a shot at 130-pound world champion Jose Pedraza.
Eddie Ramirez W10 Jessie Roman… Also on the Trenton show, junior welterweight Eddie Ramirez earned a one-side ten-round unanimous decision over Jessie Roman. Ramirez’s punches had blood flowing freely from Roman’s nose. Ramirez, a 24 year-old from Illinois, is now 14-0. Roman hadn’t fought in over ten months and drops to 20-3. source: premier boxing champions
Press Release: Matchroom Boxing and K2 Promotions announced that Gennady Golovkin will defend his IBF, WBA, WBC and IBO middleweight world titles against IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook at The O2 in London on September 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office and HBO World Championship Boxing. The two unbeaten stars collide in London with the US-based Kazakh KO king Golovkin stepping into the ring as a defending champion for the 16th time and looking to keep up his incredible knockout percentage – with 32 of his previous 35 fights ending early. The 34 year old is ready to add to that run in his first fight in the UK. “I’m very excited to be fighting in front of the great British boxing fans and promise another ‘Big Drama Show’ against Kell Brook,” said Golovkin. Most recently Golovkin has sold out famed venues in the United States, Madison Square Garden in New York City and The Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.
|Two big name pros lose to amateurs|
Lindolfo Delgado TKO2 Amnat Ruenroeng... Two well-known professionals suffered humiliating defeats in amatuer bouts at the Olympic qualification event in Vargas, Venezuela on Friday. Mexico’s Lindolfo Delgado stopped former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand. The Mexican controlled the bout and stopped Ruenroend in the second round. Ruenroeng is 16-1 as a pro and held the IBF 112-pound title from 2014 until May 25th, when he was knocked out by John Riel Casimiero.
Juan C. Carillo W3 Hassan N'dam N'jikam... Colombia’s Juan Carlos Carrillo advanced to the Olympics with a win over Cameroon’s 2004 Olympian Hassan N'dam N'jikam. The final verdict was a unanimous decision in favor of the 24-year-old Colombian boxer. N'jikam is 33-2 as a pro and has held interim middleweght titles in the pros. His only losses were against Peter Quillin and David Lemieux in world title bids.
Carmine Tommasone W3 Yasin Yilmaz... Italy’s 32 year-old Carmine Tommasone avoided Turkey’s Yasin Yilmaz in the first round and his counter-attacks worked well. The Turkish boxer found his rhythm in the second round and stepped on the accelerator but the Italian veteran’s effective tactic in the final minutes allowed him to take the Olympic spot. Tommasone holds a minor professional featherweight title and is 15-0 in the paid ranks. source: aiba
|Tonight on ESPN: Barrios vs. Boschiero|
Press Release: Mario Barrios takes on Devis Boschiero in a 130-pound bout on Saturday night, to be held in Trenton, New Jersey. ESPN will televise. The co-feature is a junior welterweight contest between Eddie Ramirez and Jessie Roman. Here are the weights for all boxers on the show:
Mario Barrios 130 - Devis Boschiero 130
Eddie Ramirez 142 - Jessie Roman 141
Tyrone Crawley 139 - Alexander Charneco 140
Darryl Bunting 165 - Kyle Kurtz 167
Christopher Brooker 169 - Gabriel Pham 168
Titus Williams 124 - Jovany Fuentes 125
Zhankosh Turarov 151 - Daniel Souza Santos 150
The four featured boxers appeared at a media workout Thursday and here is what they had to say:
|HBO Latino card announced for July 30th|
Press Release: San Diego welterweight Antonio Orozco (24-0, 16 KOs) takes on Tijuana, Mexico's Abner Lopez (25-5, 19 KOs) in a ten-round main event in the Coachella Valley at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, in Indio, Calif. on Saturday, July 30th. The show will be televised on HBO Latino Boxing beginning at 11:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). The broadcast will also feature Joseph "Jojo" Diaz, Jr. (20-0, 11 KOs) in a ten-round featherweight fight against Victor "Pitufo" Proa (28-1-2, 21 KOs) of Monterey, Mexico.
|Marcos Hernandez training camp quotables|
Unbeaten prospect "Madman" Marcos Hernandez is set for a super welterweight showdown with fellow unbeatenThomas Hill that takes place Tuesday, July 12 on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes live from Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino in Nice, California. The July 12 event is headlined by exciting veteran contender Breidis Prescott battling Georgia's Levan Ghvamichava. Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and features undefeated prospect Malcolm McAllister taking on Brazil's Gilberto Pereira.
|Bombshell: Kell Brook to move up and challenge Gennady Golovkin?|
According to Sky Sports, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook of England will jump up two weight classes to face the man considered to be the most dangerous middleweight on the planet, Gennady Golovkin. The super fight will reportedly take place on September 10th at London's O2 Arena. Golovkin's IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles will reportedly be on the line. Both men are undefeated-- Brook at 36-0 and Golovkin at 35-0.
|Alfonso Gomez injured; out of fight|
Press Release: A ten-round super featherweight bout between
Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez (23-2-1, 16 KOs) and Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (23-7, 16 KOs) has been upgraded to the main event on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar broadcast on July 15th. The originally scheduled fight between Alfonso Gomez vs. Pablo Cesar Cano has been cancelled because Gomez sustained an elbow injury earlier this week. Live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, the show will also feature an eight-round junior middleweight bout between Rashidi "Speedy" Ellis (15-0, 11 KOs) of Boston and Luis "La Roca" Hernandez (12-1, 7 KOs) of Rio Pierdas, Puerto Rico.
|Benavidez striving for greatness|
Just two days after dominating previously undefeated Francy Ntetu (16-1, 3 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions' June 25th CBS card at New York's Barclay's Center, "El Bandera Roja," David Benavidez, was back at his home gym in Long Beach, preparing for his next bout. The rising star had no intention of taking time off, and jumped right into an intense training regimen that included sparring with Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (34-0, 24KO), who was set to make his pay-per-view debut later in the month, but was sidelined this week with an injury.
|Bute's urine to be retested today in Washington D.C., By Scott Shaffer|
According to the WBC, the A-sample of Canada's Lucien Bute's urine tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine following Bute's controversial draw against WBC super middleweight titleholder Badou Jack in May. Ostarine, also known as Enobosarm, is a synthetic muscle builder that was created around 2009. The Washington D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission has been handling the process related to the result, with the involvement of the WBC . A ddoping test is not considered officially positive until both the A- and B-samples test positive, and the WBC reports that the D.C. Commission will test Bute's "B" sample today, Thursday, July 7th. A representative of Bute will attend the opening of the B- sample container, consistent with the WBC Rules & Regulations. The bout between Jack and Bute took place on April 30th. Jack appeared to win the bout clearly, but two judges surprisingly scored it even, giving Jack a draw on his rfecord, albeit allowing him to retain the WBC title.
|Felix Diaz and Sammy Vasquez speak out on their upcoming clash|
Press Release: Undefeated Sammy "The Sergeant" Vasquez Jr. and Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz are deep into training camp for their welterweight showdown on Saturday, Julyth 16 as part of Premier Boxing Champions on Fox and Fox Deportes live from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Tshow will be headlined by Deontay Wilder defending his WBC heavyweight title against Chris Arreola. Vasquez and Diaz are both difficult southpaw opponents. Here is what they had to say about each other, training camp, the 147-pound division and more:
|Is this Arthur Abraham's last stand?|
Press Release: Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-1, 8 KOs) says he is ready to send his boxing idol Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KOs) into retirement on July 16th when the super middleweights square off at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin. In what will be his toughest career assignment, Lihaug will go toe-to-toe with the former two-division champion, a man who inspired the Norwegian fighter’s early career and whose poster hung from his bedroom wall.
|Chilemba thankful for shot at Kovalev|
Press Release: Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KOs) is in for the fight of his life against WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) on July 11th in Ekaterinburg, Russia. However, the 29-year old is no stranger to fighting in enemy territory. Chilemba grew up in Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries but in order to make it as a professional fighter he left Malawi for South Africa. According to Isaac, "As a professional I have never fought at home in Malawi. I have fought mostly here in South Africa which is a foreign land for me. I have also fought in the UK, Canada and the US. That has made me who I am."
|WBA announces championship doubleheader|
The WBA has announced a championship doubleheader for Japan next month. Japan's Ryoichi Taguchi will defend his WBA 108-pound title against his countryman, Ryo Miyazaki, while Kohei Kono will defend his WBA 115-pound title against Panama's Luis Concepcion. Both bouts will take place at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo on Sunday, August 31st. (Concepcion holds the WBA interim belt at 115 pounds).
|Andy Ruiz to face Josh Gormley next|
Press Release: On Saturday, July 16th in Detroit's Masonic Temple, heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer from Mexicali" Ruiz (27-0, 18 KOs) will face Joshua "Josh Dempsey" Gormley (22-4, 21 KOs) in his next ring appearance. The 41 year-old Gormley was inactive from 1999 -2015, but has won three straight vs. easy competition. The 26-year-old Ruiz, from Mexicali, Mexico, stopped Ray Austin in the fourth round on May 14th in Studio City, California.
|Shafikov hands first loss to Herring|
Denis Shafikov TKO10 Jamel Herring... Jamel Herring hoped to neutralize lightweight rival Denis Shafikov with his boxing ability and five-inch height advantage. But on Saturday night, Shafikov dashed those hopes swiftly and decisively. A 5'5" Russian brawler, Shafikov (37-2-1, 20 KOs) pounded Herring (15-1, 8 KOs) from start to finish en route to a tenth-round stoppage Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. Shafikov’s onslaught began in earnest with six seconds left in round two, when he floored Herring with a right hook.
Patryk Szymanski W10 Wilky Campfort... In the other ESPN-televised bout, 23-year-old Poland native Patryk Szymanski (16-0, 9 KOs) won a 154-pound unanimous decision over Wilky Campfort (21-3 12 KOs), a 31-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The bout was a ten rounder. source for both results: premier boxing champions
|Scandinavian update: Ex-contender Hansvoll now training Lihaug|
Press Release: Thomas Hansvoll, himself a former contender, expects Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-1, 8 KOs) to upset former two-division champion Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KOs) on July 16th at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin. The Norwegian duo of Lihaug and Hansvoll have been hard at work preparing for the fight, and although Lihaug enters the bout as an underdog, Hansvoll is confident the 23 year-old has what it takes to beat an ageing Abraham, who he believes has lost his hunger.
|Chatman gives Falowo a rematch in hostile territory|
Press Release: Moments after Chris Chatman beat Thomas Falowo in 2013, Chatman promised the then 24-year-old Falowo he'd give him a second chance at beating him in his own backyard. "Anytime you want it, Thomas, you can get it," Chatman said. "If you want a rematch, I'm here." True to his word, the outspoken Chatman (13-5-1, 5 KOs) returns for the rematch on Friday, July 15th against the Pawtucket, R.I., native Falowo (14-3, 8 KOs). The rematch is scheduled for eight rounds at Rhode Island's Twin River Casino for Falowo's New England middleweight title. The main event that features Angel Camacho Jr. vs. Kevin Cobbs in light heavyweight bout presented by CES Boxing.
|Kovalev-Chilemba available on BoxNation|
Pound-for-pound star Sergey Kovalev’s Russian homecoming against Isaac Chilemba will be screened exclusively live on BoxNation on Monday July 11th. The undefeated and unified light-heavyweight world champion will be looking to add to his impressive destruction of the 175-pound division when he takes on the well-schooled Chilemba, who, despite three points losses has never been stopped in 29 fights.
|Full card announced for July 15th show in Rhode Island|
Press Release: On Friday, July 15th, 2016 at Lincoln, Rhode Island's Twin River Casino, an Angel Camacho Jr. vs. Kevin Cobbs light heavyweight bout headlines an excellent club show presented by CES Boxing. Camacho (15-0, 5 KOs), the undefeated Providence native, appears in the ten-round main event against Connecticut's Cobbs (10-2, 4 KOs). July 15th also features the return of newly-crowned WBC female middleweight champion Kali Reis (9-5-1), who captured the belt in April in New Zealand. Reis is slated for an eight-round bout against Atlantic City, New Jersey's Althea Saunders (3-2-2).
|Julian Williams: "Nobody better than me has fought for a title in the last 18 months!", By G. Leon|
GL: What's the latest and greatest J-Rock? When can we expect to see you fight Charlo for the IBF title?
Julian Williams:They tell me sometime in September but we will see. I still haven't heard Jermall say anything.
GL:. How do you see the fight playing out?
JW: (Laughing) Me winning G. I won't give out the game plan but I think I do everything better.
|Shafikov makes statement in PBC main event, stops Herring, By G. Leon|
Denis Shafikov TKO10 Jamel Herring : As expected, former world title challenger Denis Shafikov, 37-2-1 (20), came out the aggressor in his ESPN main event against undefeated marine Jamel Herring. Shafikov landed a tremendous right hook in the closing seconds of round two and was credited with a knockdown because the ropes kept Herring upright. Herring, 15-1 (8), was again hurt by a straight left-right hook, in round three but managed to survive the round. Herring's corner urged him to punch more and stop admiring his work when he was able to connect, but it was beginning to look like his 2-1 favored charge was in over his head. The fifth through ninth rounds all belonged to Shafikov who did everything but close the show. Herring's corner appropriately stopped the fight (which should have been stopped rounds earlier) moments into the tenth round. Official time of stoppage was :36. Source: ESPN
|Szymanski dominates Campfort in PBC opener, By G. Leon|
Patrick Szymanski UD10 Wilky Campfort: Undefeated up and coming middleweight prospect Patrick Szymanski, 16-0 (9), looked every bit the part of a borderline blue-chipper For the first four rounds of his ESPN opener against Wilky Campfort. Szymanski boxed effectively and was able to work combinations off of his jab. Campfort was badly hurt in the third round, but Szymanski was unable to finish. Campfort, 21-3 (12), won his first round in the fifth and was able to connect on several meaningful power shots, including a counter right hand that stunned Szymanski. At the end of the fifth both fighters went chest to chest and butted heads which caused a nasty cut on Szymanski's left eyebrow. Campfort also won the sixth round clearly, but the seventh was another story. It was a nip and tuck round that could have gone either way, but Szymanski may have won because it resembled the first four rounds more than the fifth or sixth. The eighth round clearly belonged to Szymanski so if Campfort wanted to avoid his second straight loss he would have to do something drastic in the final two rounds. Campfort was unable to do so because Szymanski was able to use his movement and jab to keep the aggresor off him. Campfort was hurt again in the final round, but bought himself some time by putting on an emmy winning performance after being hit on the break. Szymanski was unable to finish when action resumed and, clearly tired, decided to cruise to victory for the final thirty seconds of the bout. Official scores were 98-92, 99-91 twice. Boxingtalk scored it 98-92. Source: ESPN
|Results from Los Angeles|
In the main event from Los Angeles, Colombian bantamweight Oscar "Jaguar" Negrete (14-0, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles took on Mexico's Jose "Flash" Bustos (11-6-3, 7 KOs) in a fight airing live nationally on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar. Negrete strung together several combinations to the head and managed to slip several of Bustos offenses throughout the fight. Neither man backed down, as Negrete and Bustos both stood their ground in their exchange of bashes on the inside to finish the fight. Bustos attempted to work the jab, however Negrete dodged many of them, looking to land counter strikes. With his movement, aggression and clean punching, the "Jaguar" won over the judges and earned a unanimous decision victory over Bustos to remain undefeated.
|Zac Dunn scores fifth round stoppage|
PRESS RELEASE: Star Boxing's undefeated Super Middleweight Zac Dunn (22-0 18KO Melbourne, AU), made another huge statement, outclassing durable veteran Carlos Jerez (43-20-3) en route to a fifth round TKO at The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, AU. Crocodile Dunn controlled the pace throughout the contest, until Jerez' corner had seen enough at the conclusion of the fifth round today in Australia.
|Flanagan-Fana set for July 16|
Manchester's WBOlightweight king Terry Flanagan will make the third defence of his title against South Africa's Mzonke Fana at the Wales Ice Arena, Cardiff on Saturday 16th July, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Flanagan, 30-0-0 12 KO's, had been set defend his World Title against Fana on Saturday 9th July at the Manchester Arena as chief-support to World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury's rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.
|PBC on ESPN quotables|
PRESS RELEASE: Four fighters set for pivotal showdowns this Saturday, July 2 held an open media workout Thursday as they prepare for their Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes battles live from Santander Arena in Reading, PA. Unbeaten lightweight contender Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring will take on former title challenger Denis Shafikov in the main event of the evening. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unbeaten Polish prospect Patryk Szymanski taking on former title challenger "Silky" Wilky Campfort.
|Omar Douglas looking for title shot in 2017, By G. Leon|
GL: Congrats on your victory over Alexi Collado. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance?
Omar Douglas:Thank you. I thought it was a good performance I believe the level of competition fuels something in me and as I continue to step up and face better competition I will only get better
|PBC on FOX: Vasquez to face Diaz|
Undefeated welterweight rising star Sammy "The Sergeant" Vasquez Jr. (21-0, 15 KOs) is set to battle former Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz (17-1, 8 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, July 16 from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Diaz replaces former world champion Luis Collazo, who was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a torn calf muscle. "Sammy Vasquez Jr., a U.S. Army veteran and undefeated contender, against once-beaten former Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz is an excellent matchup between two rising stars in the welterweight division," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "Following last week's tremendous battle between Thurman and Porter, I am excited that PBC on FOX is showcasing the welterweight division once again on network television."
|Mario Barrios ready to shine on ESPN, By G. Leon|
GL: How is everything going in preparation for your July 9bout vs Devis Boschiero and what are your thoughts on him as a fighter?
Mario Barrios: Training camp has been rough. A lot of running in high elevation and good sparring. Boschiero is a good fighter that likes to come forward. He has a lot of experience so I know he will have a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I'm expecting a tough fight.
|Broadway Boxing Results|
The main event between undefeated New Haven super bantamweight Luis "KO King" Rosa, Jr. and former world title challenger Luis "Barcelo" Hinojosa ended in a "no contest" after one round last night in the latest installment of Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment, at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Rosa (22-0, 10 KOs), rated No. 10 by the IBF and No. 12 by the WBC, was terribly disappointed by the stoppage decision, which was the result of a serious cut over Dominican Hinojosa's right eye, ruled from an unintentional head butt.
|Miller to face Kassi on August 19 Shobox|
Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell Miller claims he’s America’s top heavyweight prospect. “Big Baby” will get a chance to back up his boast when he faces his toughest test to date in veteran Fred Kassi in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Aug. 19. The confident and hard-hitting Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) and the durable and vastly experienced Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs) will headline a tripleheader live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from the outdoor soccer venue Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.
|Young-Vasquez July 22 in Atlantic City|
PRESS RELEASE: On Friday night, July 22nd, welterweight, Anthony "Juice" Young will headline a great night of boxing against Ariel Vasquez in a scheduled 8-round welterweight bout at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. Welterweight Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna will take part in a six-round co-feature bout against Eduardo Flores. The card is promoted by Rising Promotions. "We are excited to be running our fourth show in seven months at The Claridge," said Debra LaManna of Rising Promotions. "We are starting to build a reputation for putting on well matched and exciting cards at The Claridge and July 22nd will be no different." Young of Atlantic City has a record of 12-2 with five knockouts will be looking for his second consecutive victory.
|PBC on ESPN: Herring-Shafikov|
The July Fourth Weekend Event Features Unbeaten Lightweight Contender & Marine Veteran Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring Taking on Former Title Challenger Denis Shafikov. The Summer Series of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) presented by Corona Extra continues this Fourth of July weekend featuring Marine Veteran, unbeaten lightweight contender & 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) taking on former title challenger Denis Shafikov (36-2-1, 19 Kos.), live from Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. The event airs live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN this Saturday, July 2 beginning at 9 p.m. with the co-main event featuring unbeaten prospect Patrick Szymanski (15-0, 9 KOs) against former title challenger "Silky" Wilky Campfort (21-2, 12 KOs.) Host Marysol Castro, blow-by-blow commentators Teddy Atlas and Joe Tessitore, and reporters Bernardo Osuna and Todd Grisham comprise ESPN's commentary team. In addition, Hall of Fame boxing writer and ESPN boxing contributor Nigel Collins will provide social media content, insight and analysis on facebook.
|PBC on FS1: Undefeated Dolton in action|
Undefeated Domonique Dolton (17-0-1, 9 KOs) battles Georgia's Levan Ghvamichava (16-2-1, 12 KOs) in the 10-round super welterweight main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, July 12 from Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California. Ghvamichava was originally scheduled to take on Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz, who is now facing undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez Jr. in PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes action Saturday, July 16 in Birmingham, Alabama.