Andrade vacates WBA regular super welter title

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has announced that the super welterweight title held by Demetrius Andrade has been vacated. The reason why the undefeated Andrade gave is he wants to go up to the middleweight division immediately and he requested to be ranked in that category to be able to fight for another WBA championship in the future. Andrade has 25 wins in his professional career and knows no defeats, with 16 of his opponents having fallen by knockout. He had earned the title last March, when he defeated Jack Culcay by split decision. He vacated the title before making his first defense, which was expected for the end of the year. Erislandy Lara remains the WBA “super” champion in the division.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has announced that the super welterweight title held by Demetrius Andrade has been vacated. The reason why the undefeated Andrade gave is he…
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Murata halts N’Dam to win WBA 160lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (13-1, 10 KOs), 160, impressively captured the WBA middleweight belt as he kept stalking defending champ Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (36-3, 21 KOs), 158.75, France, positively threw punches to the elusive target and finally had him retire in the corner after the seventh session on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Murata had failed to win the belt, losing a controversial split verdict to N’Dam this May. In a highly anticipated grudge fight, Murata looked so much determined that he was very aggressive from the opening session.

Until the end of the seventh round, Raul Caiz Jr. (US), Robert Hoyle (US) and Pinit Prayadsab (Thailand) all had Murata leading on points: 69-64, 68-65 and 70-63 respectively. The third man was Kenny Bayless (US). Continue reading “Murata halts N’Dam to win WBA 160lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (13-1, 10 KOs), 160, impressively captured the WBA middleweight belt as he kept stalking…
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WBC fly king Higa, 14-0, 14 KOs, stops Masson

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Unbeaten KO artist Daigo Higa, 112, extended his unblemished mark to 14-0, 14 KOs and successfully retained his belt when he kept swarming over French challenger Thomas Masson (17-4-1, 5 KOs), 111.75, all the way, finally dropped the taller foe and had him retire because of his injured right optic at 1:10 of the seventh round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. It’s the non-stop punching Henry Armstrong stylist Higa’s initial defense since he captured the WBC belt via sixth-round TKO victory over Juan Hernandez this May.

Prior to the stoppage due to the ring physician’s advice midway in round seven just after a knockdown—Mike Ross (US), Alejandro Rochin (Mexico) both 60-54, and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) 59-55, all for the 22-year-old young champ. Continue reading “WBC fly king Higa, 14-0, 14 KOs, stops Masson”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Unbeaten KO artist Daigo Higa, 112, extended his unblemished mark to 14-0, 14 KOs and successfully retained his belt when…
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Ken barely edges Guevara; keeps WBC 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Fast-moving and quick-punching Ken Shiro (11-0, 5 KOs), 107.5, kept his WBC light-flyweight belt as he showed his second wind, exclusively battered the midsection of former champ Pedro Guevara (30-3-1, 17 KOs), 107.5, and earned a majority decision over twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies were as follows: Mike Ross (US) 116-112, Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) both for Ken, Alejandro Rochin (Mexico) 114-114. The referee was Hector Afu (Panama).

Ken, who dethroned Ganigan Lopez this May, scored his initial defense against the more experienced and highly regarded ex-champ Guevara, who demonstrated his aggressiveness in the first four sessions, leading on points on the open scoring system—40-36, 39-37 twice for the Mexican. Continue reading “Ken barely edges Guevara; keeps WBC 108lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Ken Shiro (11-0, 5 KOs), 107.5, kept his WBC light-flyweight belt as he showed his second wind, exclusively battered the…
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Fuzile smashes Munyai in three rounds

By Ron Jackson
Photos: Nick Lourens

In an action-packed tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night, South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile provided the highlight of the night when he smashed former Commonwealth bantamweight and IBO junior-featherweight champion Tshifhiwa Munyai to defeat inside three rounds in the first bout of the Super 4 featherweight competition.

After a quiet opening round the 21-year-old southpaw Fuzile (57.14 kg) picked up the pace in the second round and dropped his more experienced opponent with a left to the head. Continue reading “Fuzile smashes Munyai in three rounds”

By Ron Jackson Photos: Nick Lourens In an action-packed tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night, South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile provided the highlight of the…
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WBO #10 Gary Corcoran arrives in Brisbane

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #10 welterweight Gary Corcoran arrived in Brisbane ahead of his showdown against WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn for a Press Conference to announce the world title bout in Brisbane on December 13. Corcoran talked to Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail.

“I’ve been fighting all my life,” Corcoran said. “I’ve got eight brothers and they are all champion boxers, too. At school I was suspended 19 times, a lot of the time for fighting, so now I get my revenge over a schoolteacher. I know I can stop him inside the distance. Continue reading “WBO #10 Gary Corcoran arrives in Brisbane”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #10 welterweight Gary Corcoran arrived in Brisbane ahead of his showdown against WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn for a Press Conference to…
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Mayfield victorious in San Francisco

Last night at the historic San Francisco Armory, the “Back to Business” card took place with local welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield moving forward with a victory.

Mayfield (21-4-1, 11 KOs), cruised to a 6-round unanimous decision over outmatched Miguel Dumas (10-1, 7 KOs), giving him his first defeat. With the win, Mayfield captures he the WBU Welterweight Americas Belt. Scorecards read 60-54 twice, and 55-54. Continue reading “Mayfield victorious in San Francisco”

Last night at the historic San Francisco Armory, the “Back to Business” card took place with local welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield moving forward with a victory. Mayfield (21-4-1, 11…
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Bika, Tszyu, George victorious down under

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (34-7-3, 22 KOs) outworked Serbian Geard Ajetovic (31-16-1, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds on Sunday for the vacant WBC International title at Star City Casino, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Bika controlled the bout in most of the rounds but some of his punches were below the belt and he was deducted two points by the referee. At the conclusion, Bika was awarded a unanimous decision.

Commonwealth welterweight champion Kris George (13-1, 7 KOs) stopped Jack Brubaker (13-2-1, 7 KOs) in round six of scheduled twelve round bout to retain the title. Brubaker was suffering from severe cuts and George was crowned the winner at 2.20 of round six.

Australian middleweight prospect Tim Tszyu (7-0, 5 KOs) outpointed Wade Ryan (14-6, 3 KOs) over ten rounds to capture the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental title. Tszyu was dropped in round one, but outworked his opponent in most of the rounds to be awarded the ten round unanimous decision. Continue reading “Bika, Tszyu, George victorious down under”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (34-7-3, 22 KOs) outworked Serbian Geard Ajetovic (31-16-1, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds on…
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WBA#6 Moloney wins Commonwealth title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA#6 super-flyweight Andrew Moloney (15-0-0) captured the vacant Commonwealth crown with a fourth round stoppage of Tanzanian, Hashimu Zaberi (13-2-0) in a scheduled twelve round contest at the Function Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday. Zaberi retired in round four when he could not continue because of injuries sustained.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA#6 super-flyweight Andrew Moloney (15-0-0) captured the vacant Commonwealth crown with a fourth round stoppage of Tanzanian, Hashimu Zaberi (13-2-0) in a scheduled…
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Opetai stops Lopez

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former 2012 London Olympian Jai Opetai (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a knockout in round one over American, Frankie Lopez (9-1, 7 KOs) to capture the IBF World Youth cruiserweight title at the Function Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian on Saturday. Opetai,22years, represented Australia at the London Olympics in 2012 and in 2011 captured the world junior light heavyweight championship. Jai is trained by his father Michael Opetai.Lopez is trained by Hall of Famer Virgil Hill

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former 2012 London Olympian Jai Opetai (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a knockout in round one over American, Frankie Lopez (9-1, 7 KOs) to…
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Akkawy stops Jerez

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian super middleweight prospect Bilal Akkawy (15-0-1, 13 KOs) stopped Argentine veteran Carlos Adan Jerez (45-21-3, 18 KOs) in round three of a scheduled ten round bout at Club Punchbowl in Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. The visitor could not continue after taking heavy punishment from Akkway.

Jerez, 38 years, travelled to Australia in 2010 and dropped a twelve round decision to Anthony Mundine and had also been the ten round distance with Saul Canelo Alvarez in 2008.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian super middleweight prospect Bilal Akkawy (15-0-1, 13 KOs) stopped Argentine veteran Carlos Adan Jerez (45-21-3, 18 KOs) in round three of a…
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Machado KOs Corrales for WBA 130lb title

Report/Photos Boxing Bob Newman

Undefeated featherweight Alberto Machado (19-0, 16 KOs) scored an eighth round knockout over Jezreel Corrales (22-2, 8 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA”regular” super featherweight title on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Only Machado was eligible to win the WBA title as Machado lost his WBA belt on the scale Friday.

Corrales got off to an early lead and knocked down Machado in round five. In round six, Machado stormed back and hurt Corrales. Corrales had the edge in round seven. The end came in round eight, when Machado turned around a losing fight with a left-right combo, dropping Corrales, who got up wobbly and was not allowed to continue by referee Mark Nelson. Time was 2:15. Continue reading “Machado KOs Corrales for WBA 130lb title”

Report/Photos Boxing Bob Newman Undefeated featherweight Alberto Machado (19-0, 16 KOs) scored an eighth round knockout over Jezreel Corrales (22-2, 8 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA”regular” super featherweight title…
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Yoshino wins vacant Japanese 135lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten former amateur prospect Shuichiro Yoshino (6-0, 4 KOs), 134.75, impressively acquired the vacant Japanese lightweight belt when he finally halted durable and game Spicy Matsushita (17-10-1, 2 KOs), 134.75, at 1:23 of the seventh round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Yoshino connected with more accurate combinations, leading on points after the fifth on open scoring system—49-46, 48-47 twice all for him. The taller Matsushita came out fighting in round six, but Yoshino decked the more experienced rival twice prior to the referee’s intervention in the fatal seventh.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten former amateur prospect Shuichiro Yoshino (6-0, 4 KOs), 134.75, impressively acquired the vacant Japanese lightweight belt when he finally halted durable and…
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Jimenez stuns WBO #12 rated Campa

In a shocker, unheralded junior welterweight Carlos “Torito” Jimenez (15-8, 7 KOs) scored a sudden seventh round TKO over previously unbeaten WBO #12 rated Pedro “Roca” Campa (28-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio Centenario in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. The bout was halted at 2:55 of the seventh after Jimenez caught Campa with a left to the chin. Campa said later that he thought the round was over and he had let his guard down when he got clocked.

In the co-feature, female super bantamweight Yazmin “Rusita” Rivas (37-10-1, 10 KOs) won a split decision over Yareli “Chololita” Larios (13-1, 2 KOs) in a bout for the WBC International title.

In a shocker, unheralded junior welterweight Carlos “Torito” Jimenez (15-8, 7 KOs) scored a sudden seventh round TKO over previously unbeaten WBO #12 rated Pedro “Roca” Campa (28-1, 21 KOs)…
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WBSS: Gassiev destroys Wlodarczyk in three

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Ringstar

In the fourth and final cruiserweight division quarterfinals match of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament, undefeated IBF champion Murat “Iron” Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) successfully defended his world title with a spectacular third round KO over former two-time world champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (53-4-1, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Gassiev laid out Wlodarczyk for the count with left hooks to the head and body at 1:57. He will now face WBA champ Yunier Dorticos in the WBSS semi-final in January.

In a WSBB cruiserweight substitute fight, Mateusz “Master” Masternak (40-4, 27 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round TKO over Stivens “Superman” Bujaj (16-2-1, 11 KOs). Masternak dropped Bujaj in round seven and the bout was stopped after the round.

Unbeaten super welterweight Maciej Sulecki (26-0, 10 KOs) took an unpopular ten round unanimous decision over former WBA champion “Golden” Jack Culcay (22-3, 11 KOs). Culcay seemed to give at least as good as he got, but judges saw it for Sulecki 98-92, 97-93, 96-94. photos

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Ringstar In the fourth and final cruiserweight division quarterfinals match of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament, undefeated IBF champion Murat “Iron”…
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Andrade dominates Fox in 160lb debut

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Two-time junior middleweight world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) moved up to the middleweight division for the first time, scoring a 12 round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Alantez “Slyaza” Fox (23-1-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY.

In the first round, Andrade landed a strong left hook which hurt Fox. Andrade unleashed a flurry of shots which Fox managed to survive. It was all Andrade after that. In round seven Fox was credited with scoring a flash knockdown (replays showed it was a slip). Scores of 118-110, 118-109, 116-111 reflected the one-sided contest. Continue reading “Andrade dominates Fox in 160lb debut”

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Two-time junior middleweight world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) moved up to the middleweight division for the first time, scoring a 12 round…
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Burnett unifies WBA and IBF bantam titles

In a world bantamweight unification clash, unbeaten IBF champion Ryan Burnett (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over WBA “super” champion Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-2, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was a brutal encounter. Zhakiyanov pressed the action and Burnett was happy to oblige him as the two traded in center ring. In the end, Burnett prevailed 118-110 119-109 and 116-112.

In a world bantamweight unification clash, unbeaten IBF champion Ryan Burnett (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over WBA “super” champion Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-2, 18…
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Braekhus still undisputed champion

Undisputed female welterweight world champion Cecilia Braekhus (32-0, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Mikaela Lauren (29-5, 13 KOs) to retain her WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO belts on Saturday night at the Oslofjord Convention Center in Stokke, Norway. Braekhus previously stopped Lauren in 2010.

Undisputed female welterweight world champion Cecilia Braekhus (32-0, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Mikaela Lauren (29-5, 13 KOs) to retain her WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO belts…
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Naito barely defeats Chinese Nasiyiwula

By Joe Koizumi

Former Japanese champ Rikki Naito (18-2, 6 KOs), a slick-punching southpaw at 140, eked out a split decision (77-76, 77-75 and 75-79) over previously undefeated Chinese prospect Baishanbo Nasiyiwula (12-1-1, 5 KOs), 138.5, over eight close rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. It was a well-packed show of the second confrontations of Japanese and Chinese boxers at the Korakuen Hall with many Chinese witnesses.

Photo by Boxing Beat

Naito, in earlier rounds, utilized his faster footwork to outbox and outpunch the taller opponent, but Baishanbo, formerly WBC youth champ and currently WBC Asia 140-pound ruler, caught up with the shifty Japanese from the sixth round on. Naito was awarded a hairline victory thanks to his accumulation on points in the first half. Continue reading “Naito barely defeats Chinese Nasiyiwula”

By Joe Koizumi Former Japanese champ Rikki Naito (18-2, 6 KOs), a slick-punching southpaw at 140, eked out a split decision (77-76, 77-75 and 75-79) over previously undefeated Chinese prospect…
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Moises Calleros victorious in Monclova

By David Finger

Moises Calleros, the WBO #5 ranked mini-flyweight, dominated late sub Samuel Garcia on Friday, October 20th, scoring a knockout in the third round. Calleros fought in front of his hometown crowd in Monclova, Mexico against Garcia, who was billed as hailing from San Luis Potosi. Although Garcia came into the fight as a complete unknown he fought bravely, attempting to bull rush Calleros in the opening round and arguably winning that round with his aggression. But Calleros came alive midway through the second, jabbing effectively and counter punching with the taller man. Garcia tried again in round three to outwork Calleros but he was ultimately no match for the hard punching “Taz”. A left hook to the body late in the round send Garcia to the canvas, where he was counted out. With the win Calleros improves to 28-7-1, 16 KOs.

By David Finger Moises Calleros, the WBO #5 ranked mini-flyweight, dominated late sub Samuel Garcia on Friday, October 20th, scoring a knockout in the third round. Calleros fought in front…
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N’Dam, Murata Make Weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

The result of weigh-in for Sunday’s world title tripleheader in Tokyo was as follows:

WBA middleweight title bout:
Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam 158.25 vs. Ryota Murata 160

WBC flyweight title bout:
Daigo Higa 112 vs. Thomas Masson 111.75

WBC light-flyweight title bout:
Ken Shiro 107.5 vs. Pedro Guevara 107.5
Continue reading “N’Dam, Murata Make Weight”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda The result of weigh-in for Sunday’s world title tripleheader in Tokyo was as follows: WBA middleweight title bout: Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam 158.25 vs.…
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Montano evens score with Ruiz

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes

In a rematch and local turf war, super featherweight Miguel “El Lobo” Montaño (13-6, 6 KOs) turned the tables on Carlos “El Fino” Ruiz (15-4-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry, in Mexico City.

Ruiz won their first fight by split decision. This time it was Montano prevailing by a majority nod after ten hard fought rounds. Scores were 96-93, 95-95 and 96-94 for Montano, who claimed the vacant WBO Latino super featherweight title.

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Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes In a rematch and local turf war, super featherweight Miguel “El Lobo” Montaño (13-6, 6 KOs) turned the tables on Carlos “El Fino” Ruiz (15-4-1, 5…
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Joshua ready for late sub Takam

By Bob Hough

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) participated in a conference call Friday to discuss his Oct. 28 heavyweight fight against Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs), a late replacement for Kubrat Pulev who withdrew from the fight with a shoulder injury.

“I feel like Takam, to have his kind of style, not many people who fight that way have long careers. He eats up a little bit of ground each round.” Continue reading “Joshua ready for late sub Takam”

By Bob Hough World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) participated in a conference call Friday to discuss his Oct. 28 heavyweight fight against Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs),…
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Weights from San Francisco

Professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco, CA, on Saturday as hometown hero Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-4-1, 11 KOs), takes on undefeated prospect Miguel Dumas (10-0, 7 KOs). The bout will take place at the beautiful historic San Francisco Armory. On the line with be the WBU Americas welterweight belt.

Photo: Mario Cabrera Jr.

Karim Mayfield 147 vs. Miguel Dumas 147
Raquel Miller 157 vs. Lisa Noel Williams 154
Xavier Martinez 131 vs. Raymond Chacon 125
Ricardo Pinell 165 vs. Carlos Ruiz 169
Willie Shaw 137 vs. Lennard Davis 137

Professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco, CA, on Saturday as hometown hero Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-4-1, 11 KOs), takes on undefeated prospect Miguel Dumas (10-0, 7…
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WBA orders Santa Cruz-Mares negotiations

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championship Committee has ordered Mexicans Super Featherweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz, and regular champion of the same category Abner Mares, to negotiate their upcoming bout before November 6.

Both boxers had scheduled to fight on April 3. According to WBA Rule C.13, a champion cannot fight with a boxer who is not a mandatory designated contender within 60 days of his mandatory defense expiration date. The Committee gave them the timeframe from April 3rd to May 3rd to negotiate this matter; however, on July 4 they still didn’t have an answer. Continue reading “WBA orders Santa Cruz-Mares negotiations”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championship Committee has ordered Mexicans Super Featherweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz, and regular champion of the same category Abner Mares, to negotiate their upcoming bout…
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