Shields dominates Nelson, retains WBC, IBF belts

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Andy Newman

WBC/IBF female super middleweight champion Claressa Shields retained her world titles with a one-sided ten round unanimous nod over Tori Nelson on Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

In the first, both ladies eyed each other with some degree of respect, not looking to make a fight-ending mistake. Shields made the first move firing away with combinations, but Nelson was not awed. In fact, at the end of round one, it was Nelson who landed a hard left in a simultaneous exchange. Shields looked to take control in the second, landing lead rights to start two and three punch combos. Nelson signaled “no big deal” with a dismissive shake of her head. In the third, Shields voluntarily backed into a neutral corner, luring Nelson in for counters and in turn avoiding everything Nelson threw with deft bobbing and weaving. Continue reading “Shields dominates Nelson, retains WBC, IBF belts”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Photos: Andy Newman WBC/IBF female super middleweight champion Claressa Shields retained her world titles with a one-sided ten round unanimous nod over Tori Nelson…
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Wilder-Ortiz is official for March 3

Another blockbuster boxing event will come to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center when unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder defends his title against unbeaten contender Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz on Saturday, March 3 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Tickets for the show, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, start at $50 and go on sale Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, BarclaysCenter.com, or call 800-745-3000. Tickets for the event can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Wednesday, January 17 at noon. Continue reading “Wilder-Ortiz is official for March 3”

Another blockbuster boxing event will come to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center when unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder defends his title against unbeaten contender Luis “The Real King…
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WBC light heavyweight division status clarification

Eleider Alvarez has officially notified the WBC that he is withdrawing from the WBC-ordered Interim World Championship fight against Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The WBC Board of Governors will now look into the effect of Mr. Alvarez’ decision on the overall status of the division, and will produce an official ruling in the following days.

The WBC finds it necessary to provide, at this point, the chronological background facts that have led to the present status of the division. It is important to set the record straight by putting the facts in black and white. That way, the affected boxers and the public will have a clear idea of every occurrence that has affected the division in recent years. Continue reading “WBC light heavyweight division status clarification”

Eleider Alvarez has officially notified the WBC that he is withdrawing from the WBC-ordered Interim World Championship fight against Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The WBC Board of Governors will now look into…
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Whyte vs. Browne is on for March 24

Dillian Whyte will defend his WBC Silver Heavyweight title against Lucas Browne in a crunch clash at The O2 in London on March 24, live on Sky Sports. Whyte is hunting world honors after he landed the title in his last outing in Cardiff in December against Robert Helenius and the 29 year old puts his number one ranking in the WBC on the line against the Browne.

‘The Body Snatcher’ is gunning for WBC king Deontay Wilder with the ultimate goal to land the title and set up a huge unification rematch with old foe Anthony Joshua, and Whyte knows he must put an end to his bitter online feud with Browne in style in Greenwich.

“I can’t wait, I hate Lucas Browne and I want to hurt him,” said Whyte. “He’s said some nasty things and he’s going to have to pay for them. Continue reading “Whyte vs. Browne is on for March 24”

Dillian Whyte will defend his WBC Silver Heavyweight title against Lucas Browne in a crunch clash at The O2 in London on March 24, live on Sky Sports. Whyte is…
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Ortiz-Alexander Kickoff Presser

Report/Photos by David Finger

It’s been close to three years since Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) came to the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas but boxing fans in the Sun City are still talking about the night of July 18, 2015. It was arguably the greatest night of professional boxing in the long, storied history of El Paso Boxing with a double header featuring two world championship fights and a main event featuring Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. taking on Chihuahua native Marcos Reyes in a ten round brawl. Rounding off that card were 14 other fights featuring some of PBC’s most popular prospects.

But if there was one complaint about the card with local fans it was this: there simply wasn’t enough local talent on the card.

Well, PBC is back in the Sun City…and they listened. Continue reading “Ortiz-Alexander Kickoff Presser”

Report/Photos by David Finger It’s been close to three years since Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) came to the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas but boxing fans in the…
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Horn agrees to defend against Crawford

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and his management have agreed to defend against WBO mandatory challenger Terrence Crawford according to Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton who told AAP he was satisfied with the renegotiated purse and said all there was left to do was sign the contracts.”As far as we’re concerned, it’s pretty much a deal,” Rushton said. “But no deal’s done until it’s done, so we just have to cross t’s, dot i’s and actually get this thing locked down. Continue reading “Horn agrees to defend against Crawford”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and his management have agreed to defend against WBO mandatory challenger Terrence Crawford according to Horn’s trainer Glenn…
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Amir Khan inks with Matchroom, returns April 21

Amir Khan has signed a three-fight promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing – and returns to action on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The former unified Light-Welterweight World champion and GB Olympic silver medal man is back in the ring following a successful appearance on reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’, and now Khan is focused on ruling the world once more – starting on Merseyside in April.

Khan’s last outing was back in May 2016 when he stepped up to Middleweight to face Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and the 31 year old is back on Sky Sports for the first time since beating Devon Alexander in Las Vegas in December 2014 and a first fight in England since beating Julio Diaz in Sheffield in April 2013 – with the popular Bolton man determined to get back into World title action as soon as he can, with an opponent for April 21 to be announced soon. Continue reading “Amir Khan inks with Matchroom, returns April 21”

Amir Khan has signed a three-fight promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing – and returns to action on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The former unified Light-Welterweight…
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Dogboe TKOs Juarez for WBO 122lb belt

In the first world title fight of 2018, WBO #2 jr featherweight Isaac Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs) stopped WBO #1 Cesar “Corazon” Juarez (25-6, 15 KOs) in round five to claim the vacant WBO interim title on Saturday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana. Dogboe dropped Juarez in round two, and battered him for the remaining two minutes. Juarez recovered well and round three was toe-to-toe. Juarez was floored again in round five. He beat the count, but was in bad shape and the bout was stopped by referee Tony Weeks. Time was 2:12.

Dogboe is now in line to face the WBO’s full champion Jessie Magdaleno, who had to pull out of a fight against Juarez due to a wrist injury. “Jessie Magdaleno, I’m coming for you!” said a jubilant Dogboe after the fight.

In the first world title fight of 2018, WBO #2 jr featherweight Isaac Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs) stopped WBO #1 Cesar “Corazon” Juarez (25-6, 15 KOs) in round five to…
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Yamanaka to face WBC champ Nery in grudge fight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

It’s great that former WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KOs), a Japanese hard-punching southpaw, will participate in a grudge fight with current WBC titlist Luis Nery (25-0, 19 KOs), Mexico, in Tokyo, Japan, on March 1. It was announced by Teiken Promotions, which also made public a supporting world title bout where newly crowned IBF 122-pound champ Ryosuke Iwasa (24-2 16 KOs) will put his belt on the line against #13 ranked Filipino Ernesto Saulong (21-2-1, 8 KOs) on the same bill at Ryogoku Sumo Arena.

Yamanaka, then making his thirteenth defense, forfeited his WBC belt by a fourth-round stoppage caused by a cornerman tossing in the towel in August of the previous year. Having been overly reacted by Nery’s opening attack, he (the trainer) had the towel fluttering in without the manager’s consent. Yamanaka himself insisted that he could go on, but there’s no crying over the already thrown towel. The fight was over. His belt was gone. Continue reading “Yamanaka to face WBC champ Nery in grudge fight”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda It’s great that former WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KOs), a Japanese hard-punching southpaw, will participate in a grudge fight with…
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Hearn: Joshua’s Power Underrated

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

With WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua looking certain to be fighting WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker next, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn shared his thoughts on the fight with Stuff.co.nz. “It’s a very dangerous fight for both fighters,” said Hearn. “They have great styles for each other. Joseph Parker and his team will fancy this fight because he will know that AJ likes to stand and trade and get hit. Also AJ and his team know that if someone is willing to take chances, then they are going to get hit and AJ is technically a lot better than some tend to think. Both fighters can punch and they may get hurt. But I just feel AJ’s punching power and speed is underrated and I’m not sure whether Parker has the artillery to do enough damage if there is a gunfight. If they are standing in a gunfight and they are trading up, then I have to pick my man all day long.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing With WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua looking certain to be fighting WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker next, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn shared…
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Shocker: Three-time Champ Ioka Retires

By Joe Koizumi

Three-time world champion Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs), a still 28-year-old Japanese boxer, astoundingly announced his retirement from the ring at a press conference in Yokohama, Japan, on New Year’s Eve. Ioka previously gained the belts in the minimum, light-fly and flyweight categories to his credit.

Photo by Boxing Beat

The baby-faced skillful boxer married famous singer Nana Tanimura this May, which reportedly produced his split with his father/manager/promoter/trainer Kazunori. His father announced Kazuto’s relinquishment of the WBA 112-pound belt without the champ’s attendance in Osaka on November 9, and it’s Kazuto’s turn that he publicly announced his farewell to boxing without his father’s appearance. There is an uncertified rumor that Kazuto may have a possibility to go and fight in the US.

By Joe Koizumi Three-time world champion Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs), a still 28-year-old Japanese boxer, astoundingly announced his retirement from the ring at a press conference in Yokohama, Japan,…
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Full Report: Taguchi Beats Melindo in unification

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Lanky Japanese speedster Ryoichi Taguchi (27-2-2 12 KOs), 107.75, unified the WBA and IBF 108-pound belts when he displayed a late surge to pound out a unanimous decision over Filipino Milan Melindo (37-3, 13 KOs), 107.5, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies were as follows—Gustavo Jarquin (Nicaragua) 116-112, Francis Jackson (US) and Ignacio Robles (Panama) both 117-111, all in favor of Taguchi. The referee was Mark Nelson (US) who handled the fast-paced unification bout very well.

The WBA ruler Taguchi had a tough time coping with the shorter but sharp IBF counterpart in earlier rounds, but the Japanese almost swept the second half by utilizing his advantageous height and reach. They often made head collisions to see Melindo bleeding from gashes over both eyebrows and Taguchi from a cut on the forehead. In later rounds Melindo was visibly fading and slowing down only to have Taguchi take the initiative to pile up important points down the stretch. Continue reading “Full Report: Taguchi Beats Melindo in unification”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Lanky Japanese speedster Ryoichi Taguchi (27-2-2 12 KOs), 107.75, unified the WBA and IBF 108-pound belts when he displayed a late surge to…
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Full Report: IBF champ Kyoguchi halts #1 Buitrago

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese puncher, Hiroto Kyoguchi (9-0, 7 KOs), 105, successfully scored his initial defense of the newly acquired IBF 105-pound belt when he kept battering perennial top contender Carlos Buitrago (30-3-1-1NC, 17 KOs), 104, from the outset, often pinned him to the ropes with a fusillade of punches and finally halted him with the referee Roberto Ramirez Jr.’s intervention at 2:28 of the eighth round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Kyoguchi, a sturdy hard-puncher who dethroned Mexican Jose Argumedo this July, took the leadoff and maintained the pressure to the more experienced challenger, piling up points in every round. Kyoguchi showed his best in round six, when he exploded a big right to the face and forced him to the ropes with a barrage of punches to obviously weaken the Nicaraguan. Kyoguchi, two years his junior at 24 and formerly amateur boxer of Osaka Commercial University, accelerated his attack upstairs and downstairs to make it nearly lopsided as the contest progressed. Hiroto’s persistent body attacks were effective enough to have him slowing down, and when he kept whipping Buitrago midway in the seventh, the third man declared a well-received halt though there were no knockdowns before the stoppage. Continue reading “Full Report: IBF champ Kyoguchi halts #1 Buitrago”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Japanese puncher, Hiroto Kyoguchi (9-0, 7 KOs), 105, successfully scored his initial defense of the newly acquired IBF 105-pound belt when he…
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Full Report: Kimura stops Olympian Igarashi

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Newly crowned WBO flyweight champ Sho Kimura (16-1-2, 9 KOs), 112, retained his belt as he kept boring in, bloodied ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (23-3-3, 12 KOs), 112, and scored a well-received TKO at 2:34 of the ninth round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Having upset two-time Olympic champ Shiming Zou to capture the WBO belt in Shanghai last July, Kimura successfully scored his first defense over the more experienced mandatory challenger.

Igarashi, recently a frequent bleeder from his scar tissues, had red ribbon streaming from a cut over the left eyebrow in the third and from another over the right optic in the sixth. He was forced to go on fighting in a bloody mess. Kimura, 29, recklessly kept going forward with roundhouse shots, while Igarashi, 33, only kept circling and retreating without throwing effective punches to the onrushing champ. Continue reading “Full Report: Kimura stops Olympian Igarashi”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Newly crowned WBO flyweight champ Sho Kimura (16-1-2, 9 KOs), 112, retained his belt as he kept boring in, bloodied ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi…
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Joshua: Negotiations 95% done for Parker

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to unify the heavyweight division starting with WBO champion Joseph Parker in March on U.K. soil. “What I think can be a reality is, I want to fight for the other championship belts,” Joshua told BBC Five Live’s Sportsweek program. “There’s only two left, I have three. There’s five on the table and I have three of them, I want to fight for the fourth one, the WBO heavyweight championship of the world.

“Negotiations are tough, but, in terms of the love of the sport, I won’t let that get in the way from achieving my goal because legacy is important to me and I think we’re achieving something that…to hold all five belts has never been done before, so I won’t let negotiations get in the way of securing my legacy and what I could achieve in the sport.

“I think we’re 95 percent of the way there with completing with Joseph Parker.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to unify the heavyweight division starting with WBO champion Joseph Parker in March on U.K. soil. “What…
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Inoue demolishes Boyeaux, retains WBO 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Naoya “Monster” Inoue (15-0, 13 KOs), 115, very impressively retained his WBO junior bantam belt as he quickly decked #6 Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux (41-5-1NC, 26 KOs), 113.75, in the first round and dropped him three more times exclusively with body bombardments to score a well-received TKO victory at 1:40 of the third round on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan. Boyeaux gamely raised himself whenever he badly hit the deck, but he finally sunk with Monster’s disastrous body shots in the fatal session. Inoue registered his seventh defense, which looked as fantastic and formidable as his title-winning demolition of Omar Narvaez on the same day three years ago.

(More to come)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Naoya “Monster” Inoue (15-0, 13 KOs), 115, very impressively retained his WBO junior bantam belt as he quickly decked #6 Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux (41-5-1NC, 26 KOs),…
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Shiro stops Pedroza to keep WBC 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC light-flyweight champ Ken Shiro (12-0, 6 KOs), 107.25, retained his belt as he easily demolished WBC#11 Panamanian Gilberto Pedroza (18-4-2, 8 KOs), 107.75, en route to a fine TKO victory at 1:12 of the fourth session on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan. Ken, making his second defense since dethroning Ganigan Lopez this May, took the initiative from the second round on thanks to his superior speed and physical power to the shorter footworker. The fleet-footed champ, 25, kept moving to and fro and connected with a solid shot at a time and gradually hurt the onrushing challenger. The fourth witnessed Ken swam over Pedroza, also 25, with a flurry of punches to drop him near the ropes. Pedroza barely resumed fighting, but Shiro turned loose to have him on the deck again, which eventually prompted the third man’s intervention. The referee was Laurence Cole (US). The judges were Hubert Minn (US), Timothy Cheatham (US) and Ed Pearson (Canada), all of whom had the champ leading on points prior to the stoppage.

(More to come)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC light-flyweight champ Ken Shiro (12-0, 6 KOs), 107.25, retained his belt as he easily demolished WBC#11 Panamanian Gilberto Pedroza (18-4-2, 8 KOs), 107.75, en route…
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Browne calls out Whyte

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian Heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne says the ball is firmly in Dillian Whyte’s court as to whether the proposed clash on March 24 is to go ahead. The bout has been slated for the O2 Arena in London and both boxers have been very vocal in calling for the fight to be made.

“I heard from my promotional team this morning,” said Browne. “They informed me that Eddie Hearn has been in touch and he said that Whyte is in control of the financials. I guess that means there’s a certain amount in the pot for the fight. Apparently, Eddie is going to have one last try to get Whyte to move.” Continue reading “Browne calls out Whyte”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian Heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne says the ball is firmly in Dillian Whyte’s court as to whether the proposed clash on March…
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Roy Jones Jr. announces farewell fight

Future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) has announced he will fight one last time on February 8 at the Pensacola Bay Center in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. “It’s my last one for the bayfront … Civic Center, Pensacola, Bayfront Arena, whatever you want to call it. So if you want to come to see my last day in Pensacola, be there February 8. That’s my last one there,” said Jones in a video posted on social media. He will be 49years old when he steps in the ring for the last time. The opponent has not been named. Tickets go on sale next week.

Future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) has announced he will fight one last time on February 8 at the Pensacola Bay Center in his hometown of…
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Year-end Schedule of World Title Bouts in Japan

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

Our heads of Japanese fight scribes are befuddled with many world title bouts to be held here in the end of this prosperous year, when we have seen no less than eleven world titleholders born here in this small country. Five champions thereof will put their belts on the line to entertain the home box audience through television. The schedule of the highly anticipated title goes are as follows:

December 30 at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama

WBO 115-pound kingpin Naoya “Monster” Inoue will defend his throne against Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux.

Naoya “Monster” Inoue, Yoan Boyeaux

Also, WBC 108-pound ruler Ken Shiro will put his belt at stake against Panamanian Gilberto Pedroza.

Ken Shiro (right), Gilberto Pedroza

December 31 at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo

WBA 108-pound titlist Ryoichi Taguchi will participate in a unification title bout with IBF champion Milan Melindo of the Philippines.

IBF 105-pound ruler Hiroto Kyoguchi will face mandatory challenger Carlos Buitrago from Nicaragua.

WBO flyweight titleholder Sho Kimura will meet ex-WBC champ and compatriot Toshiyuki Igarashi.

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Can you learn all the eleven world champions out of Japan by heart? Yes, I can, but you probably can’t.

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi Our heads of Japanese fight scribes are befuddled with many world title bouts to be held here in the end of this prosperous year, when…
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Parker excited about Tyson Fury return

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is looking forward to the return of former WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who is expected to be back in action in April. “I’m excited he’s back,” Parker told Sky Sports. “He’s a character who brought a lot of interest to the division. He’s another great fighter and now that he’s back it will be a lot more exciting. There will be a lot more fights to be made … the heavyweight division is back!” Continue reading “Parker excited about Tyson Fury return”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is looking forward to the return of former WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who is expected…
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Joshua: Parker is realistic in negotiations

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua thinks that WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has been reasonable in negotiations for a unification bout, unlike WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder who is demanding a 50-50 split.

”We have to get our hands on another championship belt. Joseph Parker is being very realistic in terms of when he’s going to fight and negotiations,” Joshua said in an online video clip. “That’s a fight that potentially could happen some time in March or April.” Continue reading “Joshua: Parker is realistic in negotiations”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua thinks that WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has been reasonable in negotiations for a unification bout, unlike…
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Parker-Joshua fight announcement coming?

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker says a unification showdown against WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua should be set as soon as this week. “The fight with Joshua is very close,” Parker told T2T Boxing. “We’ve had a bit of a pause as we find middle ground where both teams are happy, but I think we’ve come to a conclusion … we’re just going to tidy things up, lock it in and get the fight going. We want to lock something in before Christmas, so we can all have a holiday and enjoy it and then hit camp.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker says a unification showdown against WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua should be set as soon as this week.…
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Salita Promotions Inks Christina Hammer

Promoter Dmitriy Salita has announced the signing of undefeated women’s unified world middleweight champion Christina Hammer to a multi-fight promotional contract. Already a superstar in Europe, “Lady Hammer” (22-0, 10 KOs), from Dortmund, Germany, (via Novodolinka, Kazakhstan) is the current WBC and WBO Middleweight Champion. She has also previously held the WBF Middleweight, as well as WBO and WBF Super Middleweight Championships.

Under Salita’s promotional direction, Hammer will make her United States boxing debut on Friday, January 12, at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, on the non-televised undercard of a ShoBox: The New Generation telecast (10 p.m. ET/PT), featuring unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields’ WBC and IBF title defense against mandatory challenger Tori Nelson. Hammer is scheduled for a 10-round fight, highlights of which will be shown on SHOWTIME. Continue reading “Salita Promotions Inks Christina Hammer”

Promoter Dmitriy Salita has announced the signing of undefeated women’s unified world middleweight champion Christina Hammer to a multi-fight promotional contract. Already a superstar in Europe, “Lady Hammer” (22-0, 10…
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Horn camp wants $4 million for Crawford fight

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn was paid US$760,000 (AUD$1 million) for his successful defense against WBO #10 Gary Corcoran last week but is chasing US$4 million or (AUD$5 million) to defend against WBO mandatory contender Terrence Crawford in 2018 according to Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan who talked to Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail.

“I can tell you now, Jeff won’t be fighting Crawford for $1 million,” Lonergan said. ”This is a huge fight, pitting a man who beat an 11-time world champ (Pacquiao) against a fighter who is unbeaten in 32 bouts and regarded by many as the world’s best boxer, pound-for-pound. This will be one of the biggest fights in the world in 2018.” Continue reading “Horn camp wants $4 million for Crawford fight”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn was paid US$760,000 (AUD$1 million) for his successful defense against WBO #10 Gary Corcoran last week but is…
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