Haye injured, Bellew-Haye 2 postponed

Heavyweight David Haye has been forced out of the rematch with Tony Bellew after injuring his bicep in freak accident.

Haye and Bellew were set to renew hostilities again at The O2 in London on December 17 following their rollercoaster first meeting in March won by Bellew, but the two teams will now work towards a new date for the rematch early in 2018, with news on that to come this week.

“I am devastated to announce my much-anticipated rematch against Tony Bellew has been postponed until March 24 or May 5, subject to scheduling,” said Haye. “Despite the recent injury rumors, I was in perfect condition with an incredibly strong training camp, currently weighing lighter than I have for more than five years, I couldn’t wait to get back in the ring. I was ready to rewrite the ending of the Haye Bellew saga. Continue reading “Haye injured, Bellew-Haye 2 postponed”

Heavyweight David Haye has been forced out of the rematch with Tony Bellew after injuring his bicep in freak accident. Haye and Bellew were set to renew hostilities again at…
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Oscar: GGG-Canelo 2 likely on Cinco de Mayo

By TMZSports.com

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya is putting concerns there won’t be a GGG vs. Canelo Alvarez rematch to bed … he says it’s happening — most likely on Cinco de Mayo — and it’s going to be the biggest thing in boxing.

We got The Golden Boy at his 21st Annual Turkey Giveaway in L.A. Saturday and asked him about the highly anticipated fight (part 2) … and he’s pumped about it too. He says the plan is for the rematch to go down the same place as last time — T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas — on May 5, 2018. As you’ll recall … the first fight was ruled a draw despite one judge insanely scoring it 118 to 110 for Canelo, who’s Oscar’s fighter.

As for Conor McGregor — who Oscar recently boasted he could beat in 2 rounds — the retired former champ doubled down … and took a jab at Floyd Mayweather while he was at it.

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By TMZSports.com Promoter Oscar de la Hoya is putting concerns there won’t be a GGG vs. Canelo Alvarez rematch to bed … he says it’s happening — most likely on…
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Ancajas KOs Conlan, retains IBF 115lb title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 KOs) retained his title by sixth round KO over previously unbeaten Jamie Conlan (19-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ancajas was credited with a knockdown in round one when Conlan took a knee. Ancajas dropped Conlan again in round three with a brutal body attack. Conlan barely survived the round. Amnother knockdown in round four. The ref deducted a point from Ancajas for a low blow, seemingly on the belt line, in round five. The bout was finally stopped after Ancajas dropped Conlan again in round six. Time was :52.

It was Ancajas’ third successful title defense this year since dethroning McJoe Arroyo in September 2016. Conlan is the older brother of Top Rank fighter Michael Conlan. photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 KOs) retained his title by sixth round KO over previously unbeaten Jamie Conlan (19-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night…
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WBO champ Tete KOs Gonya in 11 seconds

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete (26-3, 21 KOs) needed just 11 seconds to knock out challenger Siboniso Gonya (11-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Southpaw Tete came out, landed a right hook and it was over. The fight was the quickest world title fight in the history of boxing. photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete (26-3, 21 KOs) needed just 11 seconds to knock out challenger Siboniso Gonya (11-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE…
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Parker: I would KO Joshua and Wilder

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is confident he has the power to knock out both WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. “I don’t think I’ve ever gotten the respect of being a world champion, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion,” Parker said. “I feel as a world champion I have achieved something incredible in our country and am very happy with what I have achieved. But I don’t think I get the respect.

“Now I have the WBO, I want the WBC. I want the IBF. I want the WBA. AJ (Joshua) is a fighter who is champion of the world. My goal is to unify. My goal is to grab his belts and to say that I am the real champion. I don’t think I would have problems knocking them [Joshua or Wilder] out.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is confident he has the power to knock out both WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua and WBC heavyweight…
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Ferdie Pacheco passes at 89

Sorry to report that former Muhammad Ali cornerman and Showtime boxing commentator Ferdie “The Fight Doctor” Pacheco has passed away at his home in Miami at the age of 89.

Ferdie’s daughter Tina Louise Pacheco announced the following on Facebook:

It’s with a heavy heart that I have to announce to the world the passing of my wonderful Dad, Ferdie Pacheco. He was a pharmacist, a doctor, a boxing commentator, a painter and a writer. But to me he was just Papa. It’s a heartbreak to lose a parent, but I know he’ll always be with me.

Showtime Sports issued the following statement: Continue reading “Ferdie Pacheco passes at 89”

Sorry to report that former Muhammad Ali cornerman and Showtime boxing commentator Ferdie “The Fight Doctor” Pacheco has passed away at his home in Miami at the age of 89.…
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Wilder vows to end Joshua’s career

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder ripped into WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on ESPN Sports Nation.

“Joshua, let’s make this fight happen man,” said Wilder. “…I’m ready, I don’t know about you. Y’all had it easy. It’s been breezy for you. You’re ready to fight low opposition and get paid millions of dollars and you don’t want that gravy train to end, but I am the man that’s going to end your career!”

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder ripped into WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on ESPN Sports Nation. “Joshua, let’s make this fight happen man,” said Wilder. “…I’m ready, I don’t know…
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Horn: I can beat Crawford like I beat Pacquiao

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is confident he will score an upset victory over the WBO welterweight mandatory contender Terrance Crawford when they clash in 2018, just like he did when he defeated ring legend Manny Pacquiao last July. “I’m very keen to fight Terence Crawford,” Horn told Fox Sports. “They’ve made him the top contender for my title and he has a great record, but I know I can beat him like I beat Pacquiao. We’ll just have to see about the timing of the fight and when it happens.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is confident he will score an upset victory over the WBO welterweight mandatory contender Terrance Crawford when they…
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Parker rejects ‘most insulting offer in boxing history’

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

A heavyweight unification fight between IBF, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua and WBO champion Joseph Parker doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon after Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn’s offer was rejected by Parker’s promoter David Higgins.

“He made the most ridiculously low offer. It could have been the most insulting offer in boxing history,” Higgins told Sky Sports. “To expect 40 percent is actually quite reasonable, because you have earned it, and it’s a unification. Of course, I have mentioned it (to Joseph Parker) and he just laughed like I did.

“I’m not going to reply, because I don’t think it was Eddie Hearn. I reckon someone hacked his account, it was a scam. I reckon Eddie respects boxing and I reckon Anthony Joshua wouldn’t want to insult Joseph Parker. Continue reading “Parker rejects ‘most insulting offer in boxing history’”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing A heavyweight unification fight between IBF, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua and WBO champion Joseph Parker doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon…
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Oscar says he would fight McGregor

Former world champion Oscar de la Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) just went on Dash Radio with a very special announcement to kick off the launch of Golden Boy Radio, and the Tattoo and the Crew show… He says he’s been secretly training, and is preparing to come out of retirement, specifically to fight MMA fighter Conor McGregor (0-1).

The 44-year-old Golden Boy, who last fought in 2008, stated “I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight…I’m calling him out. Two rounds!”

Former world champion Oscar de la Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) just went on Dash Radio with a very special announcement to kick off the launch of Golden Boy Radio, and…
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Beterbiev stops Koelling in 12 to win IBF light heavyweight title

Photo: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelfth round KO over Enrico Koelling (23-2, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF world title formerly held by now-retired Andre Ward on Saturday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Beterbiev pressed the action, while Koelling tried to keep the pace slow and not trade punches. Beterbiev slowly broke down Koelling and finally opened up in round twelve to drop Koelling twice and end it. The time was 2:33. photos

Photo: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelfth round KO over Enrico Koelling (23-2, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF world title formerly…
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Jacobs, Miller, Seldin victorious

Photos: Emily Harney

Former world champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (33-2, 29 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously Luis Arias (18-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at Long Island’s newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Jacobs was credited with a knockdown in round eleven when Arias’ glove touched the canvas, and he was in command the whole way. Scores were 118-109, 120-107, 119-108 for Jacobs

Unbeaten heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (20-0, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over 6’8 former world title challenger Mariusz Wach (33-3, 17 KOs). Miller outworked Wach, who seemingly broke his right hand eventually prompting the referee to stop the fight in round nine. Time was 1:02.

Unbeaten super lightweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) impressively destroyed Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-2-2, 26 KOs). Seldin dropped Ortiz in the first 30 seconds with a right hand. Seldin floored Ortiz again but Ortiz managed to finish the round. Ortiz continued to batter Ortiz in round two, opening a cut over Ortiz left eye. The massacre was halted in round three. Time was 2:43.

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Photos: Emily Harney Former world champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (33-2, 29 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously Luis Arias (18-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Tyson Fury’s Open letter to Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir I don’t get why you’re so bitter about your loss to the Gypsy King, always banging on about your loss to AJ and how great he is. At the end of the day, you lost to AJ by TKO in what was a 50/50 fight right until the end. In our fight, you couldn’t land any punches and I made you miss and really played games in there. But yet you say AJ is better.

I know you won’t admit the truth to the world, but in your mind you know the truth, so does Vitali! I wouldn’t expect anything more from you guys. But deep down you know what happened in there. Continue reading “Tyson Fury’s Open letter to Wladimir Klitschko”

Wladimir I don’t get why you’re so bitter about your loss to the Gypsy King, always banging on about your loss to AJ and how great he is. At the…
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Dorticos: Gassiev is my next victim

WBA World Champion Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) is preparing for the fight of his career against IBF World Champion Murat Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) in the Ali Trophy semi-final and wants to make a statement to fight fans all over the world.

A World Boxing Super Series poll shows fans having the most trust in Usyk (74%), Gassiev (10%) and Briedis (9%) to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the cruiserweight division. That leaves seven percent for the Miami-based Cuban who views his odds quite differently. Continue reading “Dorticos: Gassiev is my next victim”

WBA World Champion Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) is preparing for the fight of his career against IBF World Champion Murat Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) in the Ali Trophy semi-final…
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Horn: McGregor would be easy money

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is focused on a December 13 showdown with WBO#11 Gary Corcoran in Brisbane but he also targeted UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan has asked McGregor how much money he wants and he’ll try to make it happen. “It would be the easiest fight of my career,” Horn told Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail. “If it’s under boxing rules McGregor has no chance.

“I watched McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather (in August) and Floyd wore him down and stopped him even though Floyd hadn’t fought for a couple of years. I would bring a lot more pressure on McGregor right from the opening bell and I hit a lot harder than Floyd too. Continue reading “Horn: McGregor would be easy money”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is focused on a December 13 showdown with WBO#11 Gary Corcoran in Brisbane but he also targeted UFC…
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Danny Jacobs: There’s no one in the middleweight division that can honestly beat me

By Arvin Nundloll

The Miracle Man, Danny Jacobs, returns to the ring fresh of his first PPV appearance against Gennady Golovkin. Jacobs faces another undefeated fighter in Luis Arias and took time out to break down why he believes that he’s only become a better fighter since GGG and has no one to fear in the division.

Photo: Emily Harney

Jacobs believes that although he lost on paper, he won new fans, pushed GGG out of his comfort zone and edged him out in the eyes of many who have watched the fight.

I was underestimated by a lot of the boxing world I think with the GGG fight, even being arguably was one of the biggest underdogs that he’s faced and being the one to actually take him 12 rounds, backing him up and doing all the things I was doing inside the ring to gain his respect. That wasn’t the typical Triple G that you guys are used to seeing and I think that is what gained me the fans respect despite how people may view the fight. From what I’ve seen people view the fight 50-50, some people felt like he won and some people felt like I won but at the end of the day I feel like we ultimately won as we put ourselves on the map. Continue reading “Danny Jacobs: There’s no one in the middleweight division that can honestly beat me”

By Arvin Nundloll The Miracle Man, Danny Jacobs, returns to the ring fresh of his first PPV appearance against Gennady Golovkin. Jacobs faces another undefeated fighter in Luis Arias and…
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Wilder: I just want to prove that I am the best

By Matt Richardson

“It was a magical night tonight.”

Those were the words of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder early Sunday morning in a back room of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Approximately one hour earlier Wilder (39-0, 38 KO’s) violently knocked out former title-holder Bermane Stiverne in just less than three minutes.

It was the type of definitive knockout that boxing fans love and it was the type of performance, Wilder said, that illustrates his position as one of the elite heavyweights in the world.

“I’m just ready to prove that I am the best,” Wilder said at the post-fight press conference. “That’s all I want. Of course Stiverne, for some, wasn’t the best. You know, some already predicted…I said I was going to knock him out and I did that. And now…over and over again I keep sending messages out to the heavyweight division that I am the man to beat. I am the most feared. I do hit the hardest. I am who I say I am. I don’t speak – I don’t say things just to say it because people have cameras in my face or people have…you know what I’m trying to say,” Wilder said as his voice trailed off. Continue reading “Wilder: I just want to prove that I am the best”

By Matt Richardson “It was a magical night tonight.” Those were the words of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder early Sunday morning in a back room of the Barclays Center…
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Wilder crushes Stiverne in one

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) absolutely destroyed former world champion Bermane Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Wilder dropped Stiverne three times in round one.

In the past 18 months, Wilder had seen two major title defenses scrapped when his opponents failed drug tests prior to fight night. Gone were two significant paydays and, perhaps most importantly, two opportunities to prove that he was more than just a hard puncher and another American heavyweight hope.

So, it would’ve been understandable if Wilder, who won his belt from Bermane Stiverne almost three years ago, would’ve entered the ring on Saturday night in Brooklyn in a rematch with Stiverne and underperformed. He was entitled to an off-night considering how his career has stalled as of late.

But that’s not what Wilder did. Continue reading “Wilder crushes Stiverne in one”

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) absolutely destroyed former world champion Bermane Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Lipinets beats Kondo for IBF jr welter title

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Unbeaten Sergey Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Akihiro Kondo (29-7-1, 16 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF junior welterweight world championship formerly held by Terence Crawford, who has moved to welterweight.

The opening rounds saw both men try to control the center of the ring with Kondo willing to trade with Lipinets in order to find his counter-punching opportunities. The rounds following that remained fairly even, Lipinets pushed forward and controlled the pace of the fight while Kondo seemed content to wait for his time to lunge into a set of body combinations. Continue reading “Lipinets beats Kondo for IBF jr welter title”

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Unbeaten Sergey Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Akihiro Kondo (29-7-1, 16 KOs) to claim the vacant…
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WBA champ Bivol annihilates Broadhurst

WBA light heavyweight champion Dimtry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs) made quick work of WBA #11 rated Trent Broadhurst (20-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle Medecin in Monte Carlo, Monaco. A right hand laid out Broadhurst in the very first round.

WBA light heavyweight champion Dimtry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs) made quick work of WBA #11 rated Trent Broadhurst (20-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle Medecin in Monte…
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McDonnell retains WBA title on no decision

WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs) retained his title after a three round “no decision” in his rematch with Liborio Solis (25-5-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salle Medecin in Monte Carlo, Monaco. A headclash in round three left McDonnell with a bad cut over his left eye and the bout was quickly halted. After the fight, McDonnell stated he is leaving the division.

Former world champion Scott Quigg (34-1-2, 25 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage against Oleg Yefimovych (29-3-1, 16 KOs) in a WBA featherweight eliminator. Quigg punished Yefimovych in every round until the bout was waved off. Yefimovych complained about the stoppage.

Unbeaten European heavyweight champion Agit Kabayel (17-0, 12 KOs) won by twelve round majority decision over former world title challenger Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (27-8, 19 KOs). Kabayel, who was actually an underdog in this contest, outboxed and outworked Chisora for the most part. Chisora rallied late, but came up short.

WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs) retained his title after a three round “no decision” in his rematch with Liborio Solis (25-5-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at…
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Wilder: I’ma end his life!

By TMZSports.com

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he’s literally gonna kill his opponent in the ring this weekend … guaranteeing victory by death when he rematches Bermane Stiverne at the Barclays Center. “Somebody will die in that ring come November 4, I promise,” Deontay said in an interview. “I beat him to an inch of his life the first time. This time, I’ma END his life.”

FYI, Stiverne’s the only guy Wilder couldn’t knock out in his career … so this time, Deontay wants to make sure he leaves the arena in a body bag. “I want a body on my record anyway. I wanna put a body there.”

By TMZSports.com WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he’s literally gonna kill his opponent in the ring this weekend … guaranteeing victory by death when he rematches Bermane Stiverne at…
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Horn-Corcoran on ESPN

WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn returns to the ring in the first defense of the world title he won off the legendary Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) defend against Top-10 contender Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs), of London. It will be the Brit’s first fight outside the United Kingdom. The Horn vs. Corcoran world welterweight championship fight will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at the Brisbane Convention Centre and will be televised live and exclusively at 6:30 a.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes .

“Jeff Horn not only produced the upset of the year in boxing, he also authored the story of the year, defeating Manny Pacquiao, under enormous pressure, in front of a record hometown crowd of over 51,000 fans,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who witnessed the fight from a ringside seat. Continue reading “Horn-Corcoran on ESPN”

WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn returns to the ring in the first defense of the world title he won off the legendary Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Horn (17-0-1, 11…
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Salido-Roman set for December 9

Four-time world champion in two weight divisions Orlando “Siri” Salido (44-13-4, 31 KOs), of Sonora, MX, battles Miguel “Mickey” Roman, (57-12, 44 KOs), of Chihuahua, MX, in a 10-round junior lightweight clash on December 9 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas it was announced by Zanfer Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Tom Loeffler. The bout will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Other fights slated for the card include super featherweight Tevin Farmer vs. Kenichi Ogawa for the vacant IBF world title, plus the return of former WBC super featherweight champion Francisco Vargas.

Photo: Enrique Gutierrez/contragolpe

Orlando Salido: “I guess in a way I am competing against Lomachenko who is also on a TV card that same night, but everyone that knows about boxing knows what fight will have the drama and excitement and which one will have a lot of dancing! Continue reading “Salido-Roman set for December 9”

Four-time world champion in two weight divisions Orlando “Siri” Salido (44-13-4, 31 KOs), of Sonora, MX, battles Miguel “Mickey” Roman, (57-12, 44 KOs), of Chihuahua, MX, in a 10-round junior…
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WBC Orders Nery-Yamanaka Rematch

After WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery tested positive for the banned substance Zilpaterol, the WBC opened an investigation. Based on the evidence, the WBC was unable to make a determination with sufficient certainty as to whether Nery’s adverse finding was the result of intentional ingestion of a banned substance to improve performance or food contamination. Therefore a rematch has been ordered between Nery and former champ Shinsuke Yamanaka, whom Nery beat for the title after testing positive, but prior to the adverse finding being reported to the WBC by VADA. Nery will be subject to a strict WBC-supervised dietary regime and a specific random testing protocol at his own cost and expense.

Click here for the WBC’s complete ruling…

After WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery tested positive for the banned substance Zilpaterol, the WBC opened an investigation. Based on the evidence, the WBC was unable to make a determination…
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