Can Xu, Canizalez retain WBA titles in China

WBA featherweight champion Can Xu (17-2, 3 KOs) retained his title with a sixth round TKO over former WBA super bantam champ Shun Kubo (13-2, 9 KOs) on Sunday night in a packed Fuzhou Gymnasium in Fuzhou, China. Can dropped Kubo in round five and the bout was waved off by referee Gustavo Padilla in round six.

Unbeaten WBA light flyweight champion Carlos Canizales (22-0-1, 17 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBO fly champ Sho Kimura (18-3-2, 11 KOs). Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 118-110.

WBA International flyweight beltholder “Wulan” (12-3-1, 5 KOs) won by twelve round majority decision over Ardin Diale (35-14-4, 17 KOs) in a hard-fought match.

Unbeaten super featherweight Shichao Gao (4-0-1, 1 KO) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Anurak Thisa (23-2, 9 KOs) in a bout for the WBA Asia belt.

Featherweight Sophon Klachun (5-3, 1 KO) surprised previously unbeaten Hua Long Zhu (2-1, 2 KOs), taking a six round split decision.

WBA featherweight champion Can Xu (17-2, 3 KOs) retained his title with a sixth round TKO over former WBA super bantam champ Shun Kubo (13-2, 9 KOs) on Sunday night…
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Nava and Acuña battle to a draw

Female boxing legends and world champions Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava (35-4-4, 16 KOs) and Marcela “La Tigresa” Acuña (49-7-2, 20 KOs) battled to a ten round draw on Saturday night at the Estadio de Béisbol “Agustin Flores Contreras” in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
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Scores were 96-94 for Acuña and 95-95 twice. The speedy Acuña built an early lead, but the “Princesa Azteca” roared back to the delight of the fans.

WBC female flyweight champion Kenia Enríquez (22-1, 9 KOs) retained hr belt by ten round unanimous decision over Leiryn “China” Flores (16-1-1, 13 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 100-90.

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Female boxing legends and world champions Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava (35-4-4, 16 KOs) and Marcela “La Tigresa” Acuña (49-7-2, 20 KOs) battled to a ten round draw on Saturday…
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Zakirov stops Golovashchenko in Germany

In a battle of unbeaten former amateur standouts, Roman Zakirov (10-0, 8 KOs) of Azerbaijan stopped Taras Golovashchenko (3-1, 3 KOs) of Ukraine in round four Saturday night at the Sporthalle, Schleife, Germany. Zakirov is off to a rapid start to his career fighting nearly every other month since his pro debut in 2018. Zakirov has shown his ability to win on the road as well. This was Zakirov’s third different country he has fought in as many as fights. He leaves Germany with his unbeaten record intact and the IBO international title. Zakirov’s promoter/manager Kamil Aliyev says Zakirov will likely return within the next few months.

In a battle of unbeaten former amateur standouts, Roman Zakirov (10-0, 8 KOs) of Azerbaijan stopped Taras Golovashchenko (3-1, 3 KOs) of Ukraine in round four Saturday night at the…
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Herring defeats Ito to claim WBO 130lb title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Junior lightweight Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (20-2, 10 KOs) dethroned WBO champion Masayuki Ito (25-2-1, 13 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night before 2,912 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. It was a tactical fight and Ito never could quite figure out the southpaw puzzle of Herring. Scores were 116-112, 118-110, 118-110.
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Jamel Herring: “I want to dedicate this fight to my daughter, Ariyanah, who passed away from SIDs. Tonight would have been her 10th birthday, and I dedicate this title to her. Ito was a tough competitor, but I always believed I could win a world title. This is a dream come true, and to do this on Memorial Day weekend makes it even sweeter.” Continue reading “Herring defeats Ito to claim WBO 130lb title”

Photos: Sumio Yamada Junior lightweight Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (20-2, 10 KOs) dethroned WBO champion Masayuki Ito (25-2-1, 13 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night before 2,912…
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Haney, Hrgovic, Hunter win by KO

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Highly-touted undefeated lightweight Devin “The Dream” Haney of Las Vegas, NV ended the main event of the Matchroom Boxing/Devin Haney Promotions card with a crushing seventh-round knockout of Antonio “Tono” Moran of Mexico City. Mexico to regain the WBC International and WBO Intercontinental titles and win the vacant WBA International championship at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD. The 20-year-old Henry landed great body shots throughout the contest as he knocked down Moran twice in the bout. In round five, saHaney landed a straight right hand to Moran’s body but stepped on Moran’s foot in the process taking Moran down. Referee Kenny Chevalier didn’t see the feet tangle and ruled a knockdown for Haney.
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The body shots continued to serve Haney well as in the seventh round, Haney used his straight right body shots to get inside before landing a brutal overhead right to Moran’s head to send Moran crumbling to the canvas. Referee Chevalier immediately halted the bout at 2:32 of the seventh. Haney is now 22-0, 14 KO’s and Moran is 24-4, 17 KO’s.
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Zagreb, Croatia heavyweight Filip “El Animal” Hrgovic made short work of Gregory “Bad News” Corbin scoring a TKO at one minute of the first round to defend his WBC International title. Hrgovic landed a short but powerful right hand that dropped Corbin to the canvas. Corbin barely beat referee Brent Bovell’s count but was in no condition to continue. Hrgovic remains undefeated at 8-0, six KO’s. Corbin is now 15-2, nine KO’s.
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Heavyweight Michael “The Bounty” Hunter of Las Vegas, NV had no trouble successfully defending his WBA International Heavyweight title with a second-round TKO over an overmatched Fabio Maldonado of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the second round, Hunter landed a powerful straight right hand that had Maldonado stumbling backwards. Hunter immediately increased the output and had Maldonado looking for places to fall. After two knockdowns, referee Harvey Dock stopped the bout at 1:45 of the second round. Hunter, who is trained by former undisputed world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, is now 17-1, 11 KO’s. Maldonado, who was stopped for the first time in his career, falls to 26-3, 25 KO’s.
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In the first of four title bouts, Jessica “CasKilla” McCaskill of Chicago, IL has unified the WBC and WBA Female Super Lightweight titles with an exciting 10-round unanimous decision over a very game Anahi “La Indiecita” Sanchez of Buenos Aires, Argentina. McCaskill, who came in as the WBC titleholder and Sanchez, who carried the WBA banner, locked horns from the opening bell traded hard shots throughout the contest. McCaskill bloodied Sanchez’s nose midway through the bout but Sanchez kept coming. McCaskill was able to increase her output in the last two rounds to gain the victory. McCaskill won by scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 96-94. McCaskill is now 7-2, three KO’s. Sanchez falls to 19-4, 11 KO’s. Continue reading “Haney, Hrgovic, Hunter win by KO”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill Highly-touted undefeated lightweight Devin “The Dream” Haney of Las Vegas, NV ended the main event of the Matchroom Boxing/Devin Haney Promotions…
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Koki Eto knockout win changed to a no-contest

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Former interim flyweight world champion Koki Eto moved down to light flyweight to seemingly score a spectacular first round TKO over previously unbeaten two-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintron on Saturday night before 2,912 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. A thunderous Eto right hand floored Cintron, who beat the count but flailed wildly around the ring and the bout was stopped. Time was 2:37.
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However, about a half-hour after Eto was declared the victor in the ring, the Florida State Boxing Commission changed the result to a no-contest, citing a head clash that occurred prior to the knockout punch. As a result, Eto (24-4-1, 19 KOs) does not win the WBO international junior bantamweight title, which remains vacant, and Cintron (10-0, 5 KOs) gets back his undefeated ledger.

Former IBF junior lightweight and WBO lightweight champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (26-2, 13 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Felix Verdejo conqueror Antonio Lozada Jr. (40-3-1, 34 KOs). Pedraza dropped Lozada in round nine and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:24. Continue reading “Koki Eto knockout win changed to a no-contest”

Photos: Sumio Yamada Former interim flyweight world champion Koki Eto moved down to light flyweight to seemingly score a spectacular first round TKO over previously unbeaten two-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintron…
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Trout-Gausha ends in controversial draw

Photos: Scott Foster

Former super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (31-5-1, 17 KOs) and former title challenger Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs) battled to a ten round draw on Saturday night at the Beau Rivage Resort Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Gausha seemed to do enough to win, but the cards read 99-91 Gausha, 96-94 Trout, 95-95.
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Austin Trout: “We need to do that again. That wasn’t right. Let’s do it again. That was after a year layoff. Timing is going to be off. Now that I am a little more active. I need an immediate rematch. Immediate. You never know how the judges are seeing it, but I know 99-91 for (Gausha) wasn’t right. I was definitely in there more than one round. But I didn’t feel good in there tonight. I had to force a lot of things, and I had to close the gap in the later rounds.”

Terrell Gausha: “I felt like I won the fight. That’s boxing sometimes. You don’t get the decision. I have been through a lot this camp. It is what it is,” continued Gausha. “I caught a bad cold the last week of training camp. My father passed away during this training camp. I don’t really care about a rematch with Trout. I just want bigger fights. I’d like to do something different. But if we have to go through (Trout) again we’ll do it and just make it more convincing next time.” Continue reading “Trout-Gausha ends in controversial draw”

Photos: Scott Foster Former super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (31-5-1, 17 KOs) and former title challenger Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs) battled to a ten round draw on…
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Hughie Fury crushes Norrad in ring return

Former WBO heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury (22-2, 12 KOs) knocked out overmatched Chris “The Natural” Norrad (17-1, 8 KOs) in the second round on Saturday at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, England. Coming off his IBF eliminator decision loss to Kubrat Pulev last October, Fury was in soft and he delivered an easy win.

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Afterwards, Fury thanked his team of father and trainer Peter, and strength and conditioner Kerry Kayes, for transforming his diet and training. “I felt a lot strong and a lot fitter and I’m ready now to fight anyone. All the experience I’ve had including the losses is all experience, I’m young and making me the final article for the future.”

Former WBO heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury (22-2, 12 KOs) knocked out overmatched Chris “The Natural” Norrad (17-1, 8 KOs) in the second round on Saturday at the Victoria Warehouse…
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Xu Can, Kubo, Canizales, Kimura Make Weight

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

Everything is new and epoch-making in FuZhou, China, which is the native place of the father of the newly crowned WBA featherweight champion Xu Can (pronounced as Shu Tsuan). Having made a hero’s return as the very third Chinese world champ after his upset coronation over Jesus Rojas in Houston this January, Xu will celebrate his initial defense before his hometown audience tomorrow (Sunday).
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The weigh-in was successfully held at the Grand New Century Hotel this afternoon. Xu Can tipped the beam at 57.05 kilogram (125.75 pounds), while Japanese challenger and former WBA 122-pound ruler Shun Kubo at 57.00 kilogram (also 125.75 pounds).
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Another WBA world title will be the main event, and the light-flyweight defending titlist Carlos Canizales scaled in at the class limit of 48.95 kg (108 pounds), while ex-WBO flyweight title-holder Sho Kimura, Japan, at 48.75 kg (107.5 pounds). It will be promoted by Liu Gang’s Max Power Promotions to be telecast live by CC Television in China, and by WOWOW in Japan.

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi Everything is new and epoch-making in FuZhou, China, which is the native place of the father of the newly crowned WBA featherweight champion Xu Can…
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Mendez retains NABO minimumweight title

NABO minimumweight beltholder and world-rated WBO #4 Wilfredo Méndez (13-1, 5 KOs) retained his title with a ten round unanimous decision over WBO #8 rated Janiel Rivera (18-4-3, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

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The judges scored 100-88, 99-89 and 97-91 for Mendez, who outboxed Rivera and send him to the canvas in round one. Rivera was deducted a point in round ten for low blows. Continue reading “Mendez retains NABO minimumweight title”

NABO minimumweight beltholder and world-rated WBO #4 Wilfredo Méndez (13-1, 5 KOs) retained his title with a ten round unanimous decision over WBO #8 rated Janiel Rivera (18-4-3, 11 KOs)…
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“Melo” Lopez TKOs Cota at Miccosukee

Unbeaten WBA #5, IBF #14 bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (20-0, 11 KOs) of Nicaragua stopped David Reyes “Zamorita” Cota (21-4-1, 10 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico, in round seven on Friday night at Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami, Florida. Lopez came out aggressive from the opening bell. He systematically broke down Cota working both the head and the body. Cota was very game and hung tough. Lopez staggered Cota at the end of round six which was pretty much the beginning of the end. Lopez immediately went on the attack early in round seven. A barrage of unanswered punches by Lopez led the referee to step in an stop the fight at 38 seconds of round seven. Continue reading ““Melo” Lopez TKOs Cota at Miccosukee”

Unbeaten WBA #5, IBF #14 bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (20-0, 11 KOs) of Nicaragua stopped David Reyes “Zamorita” Cota (21-4-1, 10 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico, in round seven on Friday…
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IBHOF undercard fights announced

Star Boxing has announced the undercard for the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend card, set to take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino on June 7th. The main event features six-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah (44-9, 30 KOs) against Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (23-1, 19 KOs) in a 12-rounder for the vacant NABA super lightweight title. In the twelve round co-feature, undefeated WBA #8 middleweight David Papot (22-0, 3 KOs) will face veteran James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (27-3-1, 14 KOs) for the WBA Intercontinental and WBO International titles. McGirt Jr. is the son of Long Island’s first world champion “Buddy” McGirt, who is being inducted to the Hall of Fame during the fight week induction ceremony. Continue reading “IBHOF undercard fights announced”

Star Boxing has announced the undercard for the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend card, set to take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino on June 7th. The main…
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Weights From Puerto Vallarta

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Jackie Nava 122.5 vs. Marcela Acuña 122.5
Kenia Enríquez 106.9 vs. Mairyn Flores 106.9
Carlos Díaz 140 vs. Emmanuel Herrera 140
Melissa Esquivel 123.5 vs. Marisol Corona 123.5
Jesús Ruiz 123.5 vs. Oscar Trujillo 124.5
René Miranda 135.4 vs. Alejandro René Frías 135.4

Venue: Estadio de Beisbol “Agustín Flores Contreras”
City: Puerto Vallarta, Jal, MX
Promoter: Zanfer, Code Jalisco, Comude Vallarta
TV: TV Azteca

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Jackie Nava 122.5 vs. Marcela Acuña 122.5 Kenia Enríquez 106.9 vs. Mairyn Flores 106.9 Carlos Díaz 140 vs. Emmanuel Herrera 140 Melissa Esquivel 123.5 vs. Marisol Corona 123.5 Jesús Ruiz…
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Top Rank inks 2-time Olympic gold medalist

Robeisy Ramirez, the former Cuban amateur prodigy who captured Olympic gold in 2012 and 2016, has signed a multi-year contract with Top Rank and will make his long-awaited professional debut later this year. The 25-year-old Ramirez left the Cuban national team last year while attending a training camp in Mexico, ultimately defecting from his homeland.

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A southpaw boxer-puncher now living in Gulfport, Florida, he will train with Rob Mendez and turn pro as a featherweight, the same weight class as former Olympic foes and current promotional stablemates Shakur Stevenson and Michael Conlan. Continue reading “Top Rank inks 2-time Olympic gold medalist”

Robeisy Ramirez, the former Cuban amateur prodigy who captured Olympic gold in 2012 and 2016, has signed a multi-year contract with Top Rank and will make his long-awaited professional debut…
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Weights from Biloxi, Mississippi

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Austin Trout 155 vs. Terrell Gausha 154.8
Chordale Booker 154 vs. Wale Omotoso 153
Ahmed Elbiali 176 vs. Marlos Simoes 174.2
Efe Apochi 198.4 vs. Earl Newman 202.2
Amon Rashidi 149.6 vs. Alexander Centeno
Habib Ahmed 159.6 vs. Juan De Angel 162
Shawn Simpson 118 vs. Sergio Quiroz 117.8
Burley Brooks 169.2 vs. Francisco Ariri Neto 170
Antonio Tarver Jr. 154 vs. Thomas Hill 153.6
Angel Alejandro 125.6 vs. Angel Carvajal 123
Arnold Alejandro 129.6 vs. Pablo Batres 131
Fernando Garcia 123.6 vs. Dennis Contreras 124
Brandon Glanton 180 vs. Billy Cunningham 177.8

Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, MS
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FS1, FS2

Austin Trout 155 vs. Terrell Gausha 154.8 Chordale Booker 154 vs. Wale Omotoso 153 Ahmed Elbiali 176 vs. Marlos Simoes 174.2 Efe Apochi 198.4 vs. Earl Newman 202.2 Amon Rashidi…
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Ito, Herring make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada

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Masayuki Ito 129.4 vs. Jamel Herring 129.6
(WBO junior lightweight title)

Jose Pedraza 134.8 vs. Antonio Lozada 134.4
Jeyvier Cintron 114.6 vs. Koki Eto 114.6
Adam Lopez 125.4 vs. Jean Carlos Rivera 126
Steven Nelson 172 vs. Victor Darocha 171.8
Antonio Vargas 117.4 vs. Jose Maria Cardenas 117.6
Edgar Berlanga 161.6 vs. Gyorgy Varju 157.4
Henry Lebron 130.2 vs. Luis Ruiz Lizarraga Jr. 129.2

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN, ESPN+

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Masayuki Ito 129.4 vs. Jamel Herring 129.6 (WBO junior lightweight title) Jose Pedraza 134.8 vs. Antonio Lozada 134.4 Jeyvier Cintron 114.6 vs. Koki Eto 114.6 Adam Lopez…
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Weights from Oxon Hill, Maryland

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Mike Greenhill

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Devin Haney 134.8 vs. Antonio Moran 134
Filip Hrgovic 242 vs. Gregory Corbin 269.4
Michael Hunter 215.6 vs. Fabio Maldonado 241
Jessica McCaskill 138.8 vs. Anahi Sanchez 138
Daniar Yalussinov 150.2 vs. Juan Norabuena 149.4
Lorenzo Simpson 165 vs. Rafael Garcia 169.6
Mack Allison IV 133 vs. Luis Eduardo Perez 136

Venue: MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing
Stream: DAZN

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By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Mike Greenhill Devin Haney 134.8 vs. Antonio Moran 134 Filip Hrgovic 242 vs. Gregory Corbin 269.4 Michael Hunter 215.6 vs. Fabio Maldonado 241 Jessica McCaskill…
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ShoBox returns June 21 with six unbeatens

The next edition of ShoBox: The New Generation is Friday, June 21 live on SHOWTIME from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Billed as “Someone’s O Must Go,” the card will feature six boxers with a combined record of 91 wins and no defeats. Since the developmental prospect series debuted in 2001, a total of 186 boxers have lost their undefeated record on ShoBox.

In the main event, 6’7 super welterweight Sebastian Fundora (12-0, 8 KOs) faces Hector Zepeda (17-0, 4 KOs) in a 10-round bout. In the co-feature, Michel Rivera (15-0, 10 KOs) takes on Rene Tellez Giron (13-0, 7 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout. In the telecast opener, Jose Romero (21-0, 7 KOs) battles Yeis Solano (14-0, 10 KOs), also in an eight-round lightweight fight.

The next edition of ShoBox: The New Generation is Friday, June 21 live on SHOWTIME from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Billed as “Someone’s O Must Go,” the card will…
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Weights from Germany

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Roman Zakirov 153.6 Taras Golovaschenko 153.4
(IBO international junior middleweight title)

Venue: Sporthalle, Schleife, Sachsen, Germany
Promoter: Peter Pelk Promotion – Peter Pelk
IBO Supervisor: Andre Van Grootenbruel

Roman Zakirov 153.6 Taras Golovaschenko 153.4 (IBO international junior middleweight title) Venue: Sporthalle, Schleife, Sachsen, Germany Promoter: Peter Pelk Promotion – Peter Pelk IBO Supervisor: Andre Van Grootenbruel


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Nava-Acuña Final Press Conference

Female boxing legends and world champions Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava (35-4-3, 16 KOs) and Marcela “La Tigresa” Acuña (49-7-1, 20 KOs) faced off at the final press conference for their long-awaited rematch on Saturday in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Acuña’s IBF super bantamweight title will be on the line.
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Jackie Nava: “I thank Zanfer for this great opportunity to headline in a big fight in as nice a place as Puerto Vallarta, and for giving me this fight I wanted so much against Marcela Acuña, who I respect a lot. She beat me ten years ago in a big fight, and she and I have remained at a high level. It’s time to settle this account and now here in Mexico. We will come out with the victory. We had one of the best preparations in my career and you will see the results on Saturday. I feel very strong, very fast, very well conditioned.”

Marcela Acuña: “I am very happy to be in Mexico, but I didn’t come on vacation. This is a country that I have wanted to fight in for a long time, and what could be better than facing the great champion Jackie Nava? I respect very much her career and achievements, but if I defeated her ten years ago, now, with my experience, the evolution of my boxing, and my maturity, I will defeat Jackie again and her promoter. Do not have the slightest doubt!”

Continue reading “Nava-Acuña Final Press Conference”

Female boxing legends and world champions Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava (35-4-3, 16 KOs) and Marcela “La Tigresa” Acuña (49-7-1, 20 KOs) faced off at the final press conference for…
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WBA poised to help with 2020 Olympic Boxing

With the International Olympic Committee voting next month on removing the AIBA from organizing the bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games, the World Boxing Association, boxing’s oldest governing body, has offered its vast experience to help oversee boxing for Tokyo 2020.

On Thursday, the WBA laid out its case:

WBA Supports Olympic Boxing

Boxing is one sport. Both in its professional and Olympic discipline. That is why the World Boxing Association (WBA) never opposed the participation of professional boxers in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. However, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) questioned the participation of the Fistiana Art for Tokyo 2020, the WBA launched its support for the IOC in its quest to protect athletes.

Thus was born in June 2018 “The Return of Boxing,” the WBA program that was supported by Wladimir Klitschko, Olympic and world heavyweight champion, as well as an ambassador of the oldest body organization governing universal pugilism. Continue reading “WBA poised to help with 2020 Olympic Boxing”

With the International Olympic Committee voting next month on removing the AIBA from organizing the bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games, the World Boxing Association, boxing’s oldest governing body, has…
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Weights from Miami

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Melvin “Melo” Lopez 116.6 vs. David Reyes “Zamorita” Cota 118.6
(NABA bantamweight title)

Harold “King” Calderon 147 vs. Marcelo Fabian Szowski 146.2
(WBC Fecarbox welterweight title)

Josec “Esorpion” Ruiz 133.8 vs. Nicolas “El Zurdo” Velazquez 135.8
Mark “Machete” Bernaldez 128 vs. David Berna 128.6
Alexi “Hurricane” Collado 126.6 vs. Szilveszter Ajtaj 131.4
Yohannys “Pequeno Gigante” Argilagos 117.2 vs. Juan Centeno 118
Daniel “Raspy” Placeres 135 vs. Demetrius Wilson 141.2
Manuel “Sweet Dreams” Correa 128.6 vs. Devin “D Iron Soldier” Parker ?
Osmel “El Puchi” Mayorga 139.8 vs. Jack Grady 139.2

*Cota overweight and not elgible to win NABA title)

Venue: Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort &Gaming “Dome”
Promoter: M&R Boxing Promotions

Melvin “Melo” Lopez 116.6 vs. David Reyes “Zamorita” Cota 118.6 (NABA bantamweight title) Harold “King” Calderon 147 vs. Marcelo Fabian Szowski 146.2 (WBC Fecarbox welterweight title) Josec “Esorpion” Ruiz 133.8…
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DaSilva shocks Kerwat

In an upset, female super featherweight Simone DaSilva (16-12, 6 KOs) schooled much-hyped prospect Ikram Kerwat (9-2, 5 KOs) on Thursday night at Casino Del Sol’s outdoor AVA Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona. DaSilva, who had lost eight of her last nine fights, surprisingly took apart Roy Jones Jr. protégé Kerwat, beating her to the punch all night long. Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 100-90.

Unbeaten WBO #11 super bantamweight Max “The Baby Face Assassin” Ornelas (13-0-1, 5 KOs) passed his toughest test stopping Alex “Xhino” Rangel (17-10, 4 KOs). Ornelas dropped Rangel in round two and got the TKO with his follow-up barrage. Time was 1:24.

Super lightweights Alfonso Olvera (11-5-3, 4 KOs) and Carlos “Silk” Villa (14-3-2, 6 KOs) battled to a six round draw. Scores were 58-56 Villa, 58-56 Olvera, 57-57.

In an upset, female super featherweight Simone DaSilva (16-12, 6 KOs) schooled much-hyped prospect Ikram Kerwat (9-2, 5 KOs) on Thursday night at Casino Del Sol’s outdoor AVA Amphitheater in…
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Haney-Moran Press Conference

Photos: Mike Greenhill

On Saturday evening, undefeated Lightweight sensation Devin Haney (21-0, 13 KOs) of Las Vegas will make his DAZN debut against Mexico’s Antonio Moran (24-3, 17 KOs) in the scheduled 12-round main event.
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The co-feature of the evening will feature Croatia’s Filip Hrgovic (7-0, 5 KOs) taking on Gregory Corbin (15-1, 9 KOs) of Dallas, Texas, in a Heavyweight title scheduled for 10 rounds. Kicking off the action at 9:00 p.m. ET on DAZN, Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs) of Las Vegas will look to extend his unbeaten streak at heavyweight when he faces off against Brazil’s Fabio Maldonado (26-2, 25 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round affair.

Three undercard bouts will air on DAZN beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET, prior to the main card at 9:00 p.m. ET. In anticipation of Saturday’s fights, Matchroom Boxing USA’s Eddie Hearn and the main card fighters spoke to a packed room of media in Maryland. Continue reading “Haney-Moran Press Conference”

Photos: Mike Greenhill On Saturday evening, undefeated Lightweight sensation Devin Haney (21-0, 13 KOs) of Las Vegas will make his DAZN debut against Mexico’s Antonio Moran (24-3, 17 KOs) in…
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Results from Sugar Ray Leonard fundraiser

The tenth annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night took place on Wednesday night at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The exclusive star-studded event featured four live fights and raised over $500,000 to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.

The live fights featured super bantamweight Rudy Garcia (10-0, 1 KO) defeating Rafael “El Alikin” Gramajo (10-2-2, 2 KOs) by eight round unanimous decision in the main event. Also on the card was super middleweight Chris Ousley (10-0, 8 KOs) beating Derion Chapman (3-4-1, 2 KOs) via six-round unanimous decision, middleweight Brandyn Lynch (10-1, 8 KOs) stopping Donnis Reed (3-3, 2 KOs) in the second round, and heavyweight Amir Easley (2-0, 1 KO) outpointing Ryan Edwards (1-1) over four rounds.

The tenth annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night took place on Wednesday night at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The exclusive star-studded event featured four live fights and raised…
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