Truax gets by Basajjamivule

Former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Truax (31-4-2, 19 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over unheralded David Basajjamivule (16-5-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Judges had it 95-93, 97-91 for hometown hero Truax and 94-94. The 41-year-old Basajjamivule, coming off a 2.5 year layoff, was twice deducted a point for rabbit punches.

Truax is already scheduled to fight again in three weeks on the February 15 Plant-Feigenbutz undercard in Nashville, Tennessee.

Former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Truax (31-4-2, 19 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over unheralded David Basajjamivule (16-5-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Convention Center…
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Garcia outscores Redkach, Pacquiao next?

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Former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” García (36-2, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach (23-5-1, 18 KOs) in a WBC welterweight title eliminator before 8,217 on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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Garcia progressively broke down and busted up the Redkach, but the game Redkach hung in until the end. Scores were 118-110, 117-111, 117-111. Redkach got away with biting Garcia in round eight.

“I thought the referee was gonna stop it because I felt like I was punishing him,” said Garcia. “He’s a tough guy, he hung in there, I wanted to get the KO, but I didn’t get it. I feel like I boxed smart, and I feel like that’s what I needed after this layoff. I really wanted the knockout bad, but I’ll accept this. Continue reading “Garcia outscores Redkach, Pacquiao next?”

Photos: Emily Harney Former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” García (36-2, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach (23-5-1, 18 KOs) in a…
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Hurd dominates Santana over ten

Photos: Emily Harney

Former unified WBA/IBF super welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (25-1, 16 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Francisco “Chia” Santana (25-9-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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In his first fight since losing his title last May, Hurd had said he wanted get away from “wars.” He largely did that against the smaller Santana in a bout that often drew boos from those in attendance. Hurd finally dropped Santana in the final seconds to punctuate a 97-92, 99-90, 99-90 win.

“We came out here and did what we wanted to do,” said Hurd. “The crowd didn’t love it, but you gotta understand, I got the unanimous decision and I did what I wanted to do.” Continue reading “Hurd dominates Santana over ten”

Photos: Emily Harney Former unified WBA/IBF super welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (25-1, 16 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Francisco “Chia” Santana (25-9-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday…
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Hilton dominates Hernandez in Trenton

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Undefeated Trenton cruiserweight Mike Hilton (10-0, 7 KOs) shook off almost two years of ring rust with a nearly flawless six round unanimous decision victory over Bladimir Hernandez (20-15, 18 KOs) Saturday night at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Mike Hilton controlled the fight throughout by stepping in and out of the pocket almost at will with short combinations. Hernandez was game, but Hilton was just to fast for the thirty-five fight veteran. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Mike “The Beast” Hilton. Continue reading “Hilton dominates Hernandez in Trenton”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Undefeated Trenton cruiserweight Mike Hilton (10-0, 7 KOs) shook off almost two years of ring rust with a nearly flawless six round unanimous decision victory…
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Fulton tops Khegai in WBO 122lb eliminator

Photos: Emily Harney

In a WBO super bantamweight title eliminator between unbeaten fighters, WBO #8 ranked Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (18-0, 8 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #2 Arnold Khegai (16-1-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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Fulton outboxed the aggressive Khegai to prevail by scores of 116-112, 117-111, 117-111.

“I felt great against a tough opponent,” said Fulton afterward. “I stayed on my boxing, kept him off his game and pulled a victory out. I knew he was a rough and tumble customer, so I just had to keep my composure. Continue reading “Fulton tops Khegai in WBO 122lb eliminator”

Photos: Emily Harney In a WBO super bantamweight title eliminator between unbeaten fighters, WBO #8 ranked Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (18-0, 8 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision…
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Undercard Results from Brooklyn, NY

Unbeaten welterweight Keeshawn Williams (7-0-1, 2 KOs) took a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over Gaku Takahashi (16-11-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 80-72.

Unbeaten 19-year-old middleweight prospect Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson (7-0, 4 KOs) outpointed journeyman Antonio Louis Hernandez (2-11-1, 0 KOs) over six rounds. Scores were 59-55 across the board.

Unbeaten welterweight Keeshawn Williams (7-0-1, 2 KOs) took a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over Gaku Takahashi (16-11-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 80-72. Unbeaten 19-year-old middleweight prospect Lorenzo…
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Baraou, Harutyunyan win in Hamburg

WBC International champ Abass Baraou (9-0, 6 KOs) remained unbeaten with a fifth round TKO over Abraham Juarez (16-5, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the “Work Your Champ” Gym in Hamburg, Germany. Baraou dropped Juarez in round five and Juarez’ corner pulled their man out after the round.

Unbeaten IBO international super lightweight beltholder Artem Harutyunyan (9-0, 6 KOs) was victorious when Miguel Cesario Antin (19-4, 8 KOs) was unable to continue after round four. Antin’s nose was pretty busted up.

In an upset, journeyman heavyweight Mariano Strunz (14-15-1, 7 KOs) pinned the first loss on highly regarded Cuban import Jose Larduet (2-1, 1 KO), who was unable to continue after suffering a knee injury in round two. Continue reading “Baraou, Harutyunyan win in Hamburg”

WBC International champ Abass Baraou (9-0, 6 KOs) remained unbeaten with a fifth round TKO over Abraham Juarez (16-5, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the “Work Your Champ” Gym…
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Garcia-Redkach Officials

Here are the officials working the key bouts tonight on the Showtime telecast from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator – 12-Rounds
Danny Garcia vs. Ivan Redkach
Referee: Benjy Esteves; Judges: Glenn Feldman (Connecticut), Tony Paolillo (New York), Don Trella (Connecticut)

Super Welterweight Bout – 10-Rounds
Jarrett Hurd vs. Francisco Santana 
Referee: Arthur Mercante Jr; Judges: Larry Hazzard, Jr. (New Jersey), Julie Lederman (New York); Kevin Morgan (New York)

WBO Junior Featherweight Title Eliminator – 12-Rounds
Stephen Fulton, Jr. vs. Arnold Khegai
Referee: Steve Willis; Judges: Frank Lombardi (Connecticut), John McKaie (New York), Waleska Roldan (New York)

Here are the officials working the key bouts tonight on the Showtime telecast from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator – 12-Rounds Danny Garcia vs. Ivan Redkach…
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Tigre: I’ve never used any illegal substance

Not mentioned in any official statements was the actual illegal substance found in the system of WBC/WBO female super middleweight world champion Alejandra “Tigre” Jimenez. Fightnews.com® has confirmed that the substance is Stanozolol, a synthetic derivative of testosterone.

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Jimenez is aggressively looking to clear her name. She stated, “On December 15, 2019, VADA took urine and blood doping samples, which turned out to be negative. On January 10 of this year, I was subjected to another anti-doping test only of urine, which was positive, a fact that surprised me since I have never used any illegal substance for my preparation. However, the next day, that is, on January 11, I had another blood and urine test, and it was negative again, so I consider that there is an error in the test that tested positive. An error that affects my image and is detrimental to the example that I seek to present as an athlete.”

“I will immediately request the analysis of the ‘B sample’, to prove credibly that there has been an error…I trust the due process of the investigation carried out by the World Boxing Council, which I’m sure will be resolved in my favor.”

Not mentioned in any official statements was the actual illegal substance found in the system of WBC/WBO female super middleweight world champion Alejandra “Tigre” Jimenez. Fightnews.com® has confirmed that the…
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Munoz stays unbeaten in Argentina

Unbeaten super flyweight prospect Kevin Luis Munoz (10-0, 4 KOs) of Argentian defeated Ramon Averanga (9-2, 6 KOs) of Bolivia by unanimous decision. The official scores were 118-110, 118-109 118-108.  The 12 round main event took place at the Club Sportivo America, Rosario, Argentina.

The bout looked very unlikely to go the distance when Munoz dropped Averanga in round three. Averanga beat the count and fought on bravely the rest of the fight. It was the first time going 12 rounds for Munoz who won the vacant South American super fly title.

Unbeaten super flyweight prospect Kevin Luis Munoz (10-0, 4 KOs) of Argentian defeated Ramon Averanga (9-2, 6 KOs) of Bolivia by unanimous decision. The official scores were 118-110, 118-109 118-108. …
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Oscar De La Hoya Statement

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy: “It is extremely unfortunate to learn that WBC and WBO super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) has tested positive for banned substances after her title fight with Franchon Crews-Dezurn (6-2, 2 KOs) on January 11. As Franchon’s promoter, we are incredibly disappointed for her as she worked incredibly hard to defend her titles.  However, our job is to ensure the safety of our fighters both inside and outside of the ring. Thus, we have always insisted and supported testing through the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for all of our world championship fights. Jimenez’s fight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn is no exception. Now our job is to find justice for Franchon by working closely with the WBC and the WBO in order to reinstate her as a world champion.”

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy: “It is extremely unfortunate to learn that WBC and WBO super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) has…
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WBC champ Alejandra Jimenez fails drug test

The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) has notified the WBC that an “A” Sample collected on January 10 from WBC female super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez has yielded an adverse finding for a banned substance under the WBC Clean Boxing Program. The WBC will follow its customary protocol by, among other steps, affording Jimenez the opportunity to witness the opening of the “B” Sample, or send a representative to do so. The WBC will conduct an in-depth investigation of the circumstances that led to the adverse finding.

The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) has notified the WBC that an “A” Sample collected on January 10 from WBC female super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez has yielded an adverse…
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Sampson Boxing wins Taylor-Khongsong purse bid

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing won today’s IBF purse bid for the right to promote WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor’s mandatory defense against Thailand’s Apinun Khongsong.

Held at the IBF’s office in Springfield, NJ, Lewkowicz submitted a winning bid of $1.32M, topping Top Rank’s submission of $1.26M. Top Rank had recently signed Taylor to a multi-fight deal, but now stands to have a rival company promote Taylor’s next fight.

Under IBF rules, the fight must take place within 90 days of the bid or by April 20, 2020.  Taylor will be entitled to 65% of the winning bid ($858,000) while Khongsong will receive 35% ($462,000).

Lewkowicz says the fight will be in the UK.

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing won today’s IBF purse bid for the right to promote WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor’s mandatory defense against Thailand’s Apinun Khongsong. Held at the…
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Weights from Trenton, New Jersey

Mike Hilton 200 vs. Baldimir Hernandez 197
Shinard Bunch 147 vs. Fabian Lyimo 145
Chris Thomas 178 vs. Engleberto Valenzuela 176
Frederic Julan 176 vs. Fidel Munoz 173
LaQuan Evans 154 vs. Alberto Delgado 155
Mike Moore 200 vs. Jakub Sowirko 198

Promoter: Silver Bow
Venue: Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, New Jersey
1st Bell: 7:30 PM ET
Tickets: $25, $39, $59, $79 and the 1st two rows are $99.

Mike Hilton 200 vs. Baldimir Hernandez 197 Shinard Bunch 147 vs. Fabian Lyimo 145 Chris Thomas 178 vs. Engleberto Valenzuela 176 Frederic Julan 176 vs. Fidel Munoz 173 LaQuan Evans…
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Garcia, Redkach make weight

Danny Garcia 147 vs. Ivan Redkach 146.75
(WBC welterweight title eliminator)

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Jarrett Hurd 154.5 vs. Francisco Santana 155
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Stephen Fulton, Jr. 122 vs. Arnold Khegai 121.75
(WBO junior featherweight title eliminator)
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Patrick Harris 140.75 vs. Clay Burns 139.5
Keeshawn Williams 150 vs. Gaku Takahashi 147.25
Lorenzo Simpson 159.5 vs. Antonio Hernandez 159

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Showtime

Danny Garcia 147 vs. Ivan Redkach 146.75 (WBC welterweight title eliminator) Jarrett Hurd 154.5 vs. Francisco Santana 155 Stephen Fulton, Jr. 122 vs. Arnold Khegai 121.75 (WBO junior featherweight title…
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Rocha-Solomon added to Feb 14 DAZN card

Welterweight prospect Alexis “Lex” Rocha (15-0, 10 KOs) will take an important step up in competition as he defends his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title against Brad “King” Solomon (28-2, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout on the undercard of Garcia vs. Fonseca. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 14 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

As previously announced, Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. will defend his WBC Silver Lightweight Title against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in the 12-round main event. Continue reading “Rocha-Solomon added to Feb 14 DAZN card”

Welterweight prospect Alexis “Lex” Rocha (15-0, 10 KOs) will take an important step up in competition as he defends his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title against Brad “King” Solomon (28-2,…
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Ecuador joins “Future WBA Champions”

Futurewbachampions300The number of participants for the “Future WBA Champions” training camp, to be held in Medellin from February 1 to 11, continues growing. Ecuador became the seventh team to sign up for the competition and will accompany Venezuela, Italy, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia in this important preparation meeting.

This event is intended for the fighters to reach the qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the best physical condition, with emphasis on the tournament to be held in Buenos Aires in March. Continue reading “Ecuador joins “Future WBA Champions””

The number of participants for the “Future WBA Champions” training camp, to be held in Medellin from February 1 to 11, continues growing. Ecuador became the seventh team to sign…
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Tszyu-Horn negotiations hit a snag

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

The promoters of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and IBF #7, WBO #9 light middleweight Tim Tszyu met today but negotiations have hit a snag that could prevent an agreement for the biggest names in Australian boxing to clash in April.

Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan says Tszyu’s promoter Matt Rose will not agree to two points. The Horn camp wants the fight to be contested over ten rounds, while the Tszyu camp insists on a twelve round bout. Secondly, the Tszyu team will not agree to a rematch clause. Continue reading “Tszyu-Horn negotiations hit a snag”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing The promoters of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and IBF #7, WBO #9 light middleweight Tim Tszyu met today but negotiations have…
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Coronavirus KOs Ramirez-Postol fight

Jose Ramirez’s WBC/WBO junior welterweight world title defense against former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol — originally scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN from Mission Hills Haikou in Hainan, China on February 1 — has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. The bout will now be contested at a date and venue to be determined.

“The health and safety of our fighters and everyone working on the event is the most important thing,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “We hope the situation is brought under control soon. We look forward to staging events at Mission Hills Haikou in the very near future.”

Jose Ramirez’s WBC/WBO junior welterweight world title defense against former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol — originally scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN from Mission Hills Haikou in…
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Quigley crushes Marin in three

WBC #15 middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over late sub Fernando Marin (16-5-3, 12 KOs) on Thursday night in “The Hangar” at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Quigley battered Marin in round two and finished him in round three with a straight right that put Marin down and out. Time was 1:47.

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“I was catching him with some good shots in the second round,” said Quigley. “He’s got a hard head; I’ll tell you that. I knew he could take some heavy shots. I was happy to get him out of there in the third round. I think everyone knows me well. I like to get into a brawl. That was my downfall in the past. Tonight, working with Andy Lee was great. We’re maturing and progressing every time.” Continue reading “Quigley crushes Marin in three”

WBC #15 middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over late sub Fernando Marin (16-5-3, 12 KOs) on Thursday night in “The Hangar” at…
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Roman: Akhmadaliev has flaws I can expose

WBA and IBF super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman defends his titles against unbeaten WBA mandatory challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev on January 30 at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

“Murodjon Akhmadaliev beat my teammate Isaac Zarate so I’m very familiar with him,” said Roman. “I know he’s a strong kid, an aggressive fighter, he’s hungry and he’s going to try to take me out as best he can. He makes a few mistakes, he likes to fight with his hands down, not sure if that’s his style, but those are the flaws I see in him.” Continue reading “Roman: Akhmadaliev has flaws I can expose”

WBA and IBF super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman defends his titles against unbeaten WBA mandatory challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev on January 30 at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, live…
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Ramirez-Postol to be postponed?

The February 1 clash between WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol at the Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, Hainan, China, may be postponed due to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. According to the ESPN website, the network is balking at sending a crew to China and a final decision will be made by Friday. The Ramirez team is still in the U.S., while the Postol team is already in China. The fight venue is located 1,000 miles south of the city of Wuhan, which is under quarantine to stem the spread of the virus.

The February 1 clash between WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol at the Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, Hainan, China, may…
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Garcia-Redkach/Hurd-Santana Final Presser

Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” García and hard-hitting Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they battle in a WBC welterweight title eliminator that headlines action this Saturday on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  The press conference also featured former unified champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd and Francisco “Chia” Santana squaring off before they compete in the 10-round super welterweight co-feature.

Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday from the Tillary Hotel in Brooklyn:

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Danny Garcia: “It doesn’t matter who I beat or who I lost to, come Saturday night, Redkach is going down. I’ve worked too hard not to leave Saturday with this win.”

Ivan Redkach: “Danny García is a good fighter, but I have a game plan. That game plan is going to end with me knocking him out.”

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Jarrett Hurd: “I definitely want to get hit less, that’s first and foremost. I’m in a lot of Fight of the Year candidates, but I don’t want more of those back and forth fights. I want to control the fight and give a dominant performance Saturday and for the rest of my career.”

Francisco Santana: “Regardless of whether I’m the underdog or not, I’m going to bring it.”

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Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” García and hard-hitting Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they battle in a WBC welterweight title eliminator that…
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Tim Tszyu: Sign the contract Horn!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #7 light middleweight Tim Tszyu wants to meet former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in April to decide who is best 154 pounder Down Under. “Jeff Horn’s promoter (Dean Lonergan) will be talking today to my promoter (Matt Rose) and I am hoping that the fight can be made so we can fight in three or four months,” said Tszyu on the Channel Seven Sunrise show. “Horn only has to sign the contract and we can get it on.”

Tszyu has agreed to a 60/40 split in favor of Horn. There is speculation that the fight would be staged in the city of Perth in Western Australia.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #7 light middleweight Tim Tszyu wants to meet former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in April to decide who is best 154…
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Andrade re-ups for four more fights

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade has signed a four-fight extension to his contract with Matchroom Boxing USA. Andrade (28-0 17 KOs) next defends his world crown for the third time against Luke Keeler in Miami on January 30 live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. So far, Matchroom has put Andrade in with Walter Kautondokwa, Artur Akavov, Maciej Sulecki and now Keeler.

“I’m delighted to have signed an extension to my deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing USA,” said Andrade. “We have had a great 18 months and we’ve got plans to have an even bigger 2020 and 2021. I’ve matured in the ring as I’ve been more active and sometimes I think, if these guys had fought me before they might have had a better chance against me, but now they are giving me the time to sign with Eddie and DAZN, get active and fight four times, sharpen the tools and get the ring rust off. So, when it comes their time, it’s going to be hell for them!

“As long as I am building my legacy, performing the way I need to perform and people are loving my style and the things I am doing, I am not worried about anything else as the fans are going to start demanding that these guys fight me.”

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade has signed a four-fight extension to his contract with Matchroom Boxing USA. Andrade (28-0 17 KOs) next defends his world crown for the third time…
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