Horn vs. Pacquiao Rematch Update

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has been in talks with Manny Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz and said the rematch between WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao will probably be in Australia later this year.

“We’re trying to figure out when will be the recess (in the Senate) is, so we can schedule the fight. We have to first find out what dates are available, then we will decide where we are going to hold the rematch but most probably in Australia again,” Arum told The Manila Times.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, denied that he is unhappy with Top Rank. “I don’t have any problem with Arum. It was the referee and the judges who had problems during the fight. I don’t want to talk about it anymore,” said Pacman.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has been in talks with Manny Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz and said the rematch between WBO welterweight…
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Floyd expecting $300 million+ payday

By TMZSports.com

Floyd Mayweather is expecting to make more than $300 MILLION from his fight with Conor McGregor … which would break down to more than $8 MILLION per minute in the ring. The boxer spelled it all out for Showtime’s “All Access: Mayweather v. McGregor” — explaining why no other professional athlete in the world is more bankable.

“I mean, am I the highest-paid athlete out there? And just coming back? We not talking about no contract. We not talking about no contract for no 4 years, or no contract for no 5 years. I can do it in 36 minutes. $300 (million) or better. In 36 minutes.”

Not a bad deal.

As for Conor, the UFC fighter is expecting to rake in around $100 mil for the August 26 superfight — but it’ll be the largest payday an MMA fighter has ever made … so he’s not complaining either.

By TMZSports.com Floyd Mayweather is expecting to make more than $300 MILLION from his fight with Conor McGregor … which would break down to more than $8 MILLION per minute…
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WBA 160lb champ N’Dam, Murata to collide again

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

Let’s get ready to rumble again. WBA middleweight champ Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, France, will face #1 ranked 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata again in Tokyo, Japan, on October 22. It was publicly announced with Hassan’s attendance under Teiken Promotions before many press people and television cameras as well. They battled with N’Dam victorious with a disputed split decision here last May, and the WBA ordered a direct rematch due to the controversy. Continue reading “WBA 160lb champ N’Dam, Murata to collide again”

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi Let’s get ready to rumble again. WBA middleweight champ Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, France, will face #1 ranked 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata again in…
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Sulaiman: WBC deserves the respect of Canelo

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said he is “tired of the hostile and aggressive attitudes” of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez towards the WBC. “If the concern and displeasure of Canelo is over paying the sanctioning fee for disputing a WBC belt, no problem. We understand and respect that because it’s his money. From the beginning of his career we have supported him. What I can’t understand is that he is a Mexican who is putting the name of the sport on high and making a media controversy about this organization.”

The World Boxing Council has reported that in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight, the championship of Golovkin will be in dispute. Canelo has publicly stated that he will only be fighting for the WBA and IBF belts.

According to Sulaiman, Golovkin is the champion and if he wins he will retain the belt. If GGG loses, it will be Canelo’s decision.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said he is “tired of the hostile and aggressive attitudes” of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez towards the WBC. “If the concern and displeasure…
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Lomachenko Team throws shade on Garcia

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia’s win over Adrien Broner didn’t impress WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, his manager Egis Klimas or his promoter Todd duBoef of Top Rank. Here’s what they had to say…

Vasyl Lomachenko: His trainer Robert Garcia mentioned that Mikey is a fighter A-Class. I hadn’t seen anything during that bout that showed me he was a Class-A outstanding fighter. Yes, he won the fight. Yes, he did everything to win the fight, what he needed to be, but I haven’t seen anything outstanding and I haven’t seen him being an A-Class fighter.

Egis Klimas: I think we are in a different grade. I would love to fight Mikey Garcia. It would give a big name to Vasyl…

Todd duBoef: I don’t even think it’s a big name (laughing) I saw the fight, believe it or not. I didn’t think it was an incredible performance. He outpointed Broner. I didn’t think it was a scintillating fight. I thought he won the fight clearly. I wasn’t thinking ‘Oh my God, the masses are clamoring to see him.’ I am being honest with you. I think he had a nice fight. He fought well. Broner wasn’t throwing a lot of punches and Mikey did a good job, but a big name? A big name is Mikey Garcia now? I don’t see that.

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WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia’s win over Adrien Broner didn’t impress WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, his manager Egis Klimas or his promoter Todd duBoef of Top Rank. Here’s…
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New WBO 112lb champ Kimura returns in triumph

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

In Western countries, the number of thirteen might be ominous, but it’s a fortunate number for the Japanese boxing fraternity. Newly crowned WBO flyweight champ Sho Kimura is our thirteenth current world titleholder, who made a triumphal return on Saturday from Shanghai where he dethroned defending champ and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming by an eleventh round stoppage. It’s a come-from-behind TKO for Kimura, a prefight underdog, turned loose with a flurry of punches to floor the champ Zou and halt him thereafter. He had been trailing on points after the tenth—97-93, 96-94 for Zou, and 94-96 for Kimura. Handled by his manager/trainer Masayuki Ariyoshi (who also cultivated WBC female 102-pound champ Momo Koseki to seventeen defenses straight) , Kimura jubilantly said, “I suffered a cut in the third round, and couldn’t see well with the right eye thereafter, but kept fighting on. It was my strenuous training thanks to Kaicho (club owner in Japanese) that made me throw so many combinations in the eleventh.” Continue reading “New WBO 112lb champ Kimura returns in triumph”

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat In Western countries, the number of thirteen might be ominous, but it’s a fortunate number for the Japanese boxing fraternity. Newly crowned WBO…
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Ortiz brutalizes Corral in return

After a 15-month layoff, former WBC welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) scored a brutal fourth round TKO over veteran Saul Corral (23-10, 14 KOs) on Sunday night at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Corral was deducted a point for holding in round three by referee Jack Reiss. Ortiz dropped Corral hard with a left hand in round four. Corral wobbled to his feet and Ortiz quickly finished him. Time was 1:26.

Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

“There are a lot of names out there in the welterweight division,” said Ortiz. “At this point I’m going to let my team guide me, because I’ll always be ready for anybody.”

In a clash of once-beaten 154-pounders, Nathaniel Gallimore (19-1-1, 16 KOs) blasted through Justin DeLoach (17-2, 9 KOs) in five rounds.

Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Gallimore dropped DeLoach in rounds one and two. The bout ended after round five when DeLoach went back to his corner and just collapsed. Continue reading “Ortiz brutalizes Corral in return”

After a 15-month layoff, former WBC welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) scored a brutal fourth round TKO over veteran Saul Corral (23-10, 14 KOs) on Sunday night…
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Broner: I’m still the ‘can man’

Adrien “The Problem” Broner was a no-show at the post-fight press conference, but after the fight he did tell Showtime’s Jim Gray that he didn’t think his loss to Mikey Garcia was ‘do or die.’ “If I fight tomorrow, everybody in this mutha-f**king hall will still come and see me,” said Broner. “At the end of the day I’m still AB, I’m still about billions, I’m still the ‘can man,’ I’m still a fighting mutha-f**ker and anybody still can get it. If he wants to rematch in California, we can do it…at the end of the day, I’m still a four-time world champion at four different weight classes and I’ll still be in the history books.”

Adrien “The Problem” Broner was a no-show at the post-fight press conference, but after the fight he did tell Showtime’s Jim Gray that he didn’t think his loss to Mikey…
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World 130lb champs Uchiyama, Miura retire

By Joe Koizumi

It might be a strange coincidence that our outstanding world super-featherweight champions—Takashi Uchiyama and Takashi Miura—announced their farewell to the ring this weekend. Uchiyama, 37, started his career in the paid ranks at the age of 25 after his long amateur experience, became WBA titlist at 30, and retained it eleven times to his credit prior to his forfeiture to Jezreel Corrales and then his failure to win it back from the Panamanian via split verdict last December.

Photo: Boxing Beat

His reign for six years and three months is the longest among all world champs out of Japan in history. Continue reading “World 130lb champs Uchiyama, Miura retire”

By Joe Koizumi It might be a strange coincidence that our outstanding world super-featherweight champions—Takashi Uchiyama and Takashi Miura—announced their farewell to the ring this weekend. Uchiyama, 37, started his…
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Garcia defeats Broner decisively

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Before Mikey Garcia took a two and a half year break from boxing he was an extraordinary fighter. Now that he’s back in the ring, he may be even better than he was before. That was the message late Saturday night in front of 12,084 fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, when Garcia, the WBC lightweight champion, moved up to junior welterweight to dominate former champion Adrien Broner over twelve rounds.

Garcia (37-0, 30 KO’s) won a unanimous decision on scores of 117-111 and 116-112 (twice).

Fightnews had Garcia winning, 117-111. Continue reading “Garcia defeats Broner decisively”

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Before Mikey Garcia took a two and a half year break from boxing he was an extraordinary fighter. Now that he’s back…
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Charlo crushes Heiland

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Middleweight contender Jermall Charlo blew through Jorge Sebastian Heiland, knocking him down in the second and again in the fourth before Heiland’s corner called the fight off. The fight was a WBC middleweight eliminator with the chance to fight the winner of the Sept. 16 Gennady Golovkin-Saul Alvarez fight at stake.

Charlo (26-0, 20 KO’s) knocked Heiland down in the second after connecting with a hard hook. Heiland (29-5-2, 16 KO’s) rose slowly and when the action resumed Charlo teed off with a series of hard, flush rights. Continue reading “Charlo crushes Heiland”

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Middleweight contender Jermall Charlo blew through Jorge Sebastian Heiland, knocking him down in the second and again in the fourth before Heiland’s…
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Frampton-Gutierrez is cancelled

Cyclone Promotions has announced that the “Return of The Jackal” event scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 29th July, has been cancelled due to an undisclosed accident to Andres Gutierrez. It is hoped that the event will be re-scheduled but ticket holders are advised to retain their tickets and contact point of purchase for further information.

At today’s weigh-in, Frampton missed the 126 pound limit, so therefore the bout was no longer an official WBC featherweight eliminator. Gutierrez could have still become the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Gary Russell with a win had he not been injured – reportedly by falling in the shower.

Cyclone Promotions has announced that the “Return of The Jackal” event scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 29th July, has been cancelled due to an undisclosed accident to Andres Gutierrez. It is…
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Kimura dethrones Shiming with shock TKO

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unheralded underdog Sho Kimura (15-1-2, 7 KOs) scored a stunning eleventh round TKO over WBO flyweight champion Zou Shiming (9-2, 2 KOs) on Friday night to claim the WBO belt at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China.

Bleeding badly from a cut above the right eye, Kumura finally caught up with the fleet-footed Zou and battered him to the canvas with a barrage of punches. Zou staggered to his feet but was unable to continue. Time was 2:28. At the time of the stoppage, Zou was ahead 96-94, 97-93 on two cards. Kimura was ahead 96-94 on the third card.

This was Shiming’s first defense and first fight since bolting from promoter Top Rank and trainer Freddie Roach. Shiming promoted this card himself under his Zouxuan Sports banner.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unheralded underdog Sho Kimura (15-1-2, 7 KOs) scored a stunning eleventh round TKO over WBO flyweight champion Zou Shiming (9-2, 2 KOs) on Friday night to claim…
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Nov 11 date eyed for Joshua-Klitschko 2

Promoter Eddie Hearn says the much-anticipated rematch between IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former champion Wladimir Klitschko is “penciled in” for November 11 in Las Vegas. “It will probably take a couple of weeks to get everything over the line, but I believe Klitschko will take this fight and believe Vegas will be the one,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says the much-anticipated rematch between IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former champion Wladimir Klitschko is “penciled in” for November 11 in Las Vegas. “It will probably…
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Top Rank snags Beterbiev-Koelling at IBF purse bid

A purse bid procedure was held in at IBF Headquarters today to determine who will promote the IBF Light Heavyweight Eliminator fight between Artur Beterbiev and Enrico Koelling, when, where and for how much. There were two bidders; Top Rank, Inc. and Sauerland Event. Top Rank bid $315,000 and Sauerland Event bid $80,000.14. The purse bid split will be 75% to Beterbiev and 25% to Koelling. The Promoter has 90 days to put the fight on.

A purse bid procedure was held in at IBF Headquarters today to determine who will promote the IBF Light Heavyweight Eliminator fight between Artur Beterbiev and Enrico Koelling, when, where…
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Showtime to stream Frampton, Big Baby fights

SHOWTIME Sports will offer three separate boxing presentations on Saturday, delivering two digital live streams preceding the evening’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING televised doubleheader. The digital-only offerings will be available on Facebook Live and YouTube prior to the live SHOWTIME telecast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Continue reading “Showtime to stream Frampton, Big Baby fights”

SHOWTIME Sports will offer three separate boxing presentations on Saturday, delivering two digital live streams preceding the evening’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING televised doubleheader. The digital-only offerings will be available on…
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Still tix left for Mayweather-McGregor

Tickets went on sale yesterday, but Ticketmaster is still showing plenty of tickets left for the August 26 PPV showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and MMA star “The Notorious” Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Available seats range in price from $505 to $7,505. You must register to get a code allowing you to purchase tickets.

The Showtime PPV price for the event has reportedly been set. The telecast will set you back $89.95 for regular definition and $99.95 for HD. In addition to PPV, the bout can be seen via closed circuit at eight venues in Las Vegas and in cinemas across the country. Pricing is TBA.

Tickets went on sale yesterday, but Ticketmaster is still showing plenty of tickets left for the August 26 PPV showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and MMA star “The Notorious” Conor…
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Broner vows to f**k up Garcia

In the most interesting fight of the week, boxing stars Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) and Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) collide Saturday night in a 12-round non-title junior welterweight fight on SHOWTIME from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. During a conference call in the lead up to the fight, “AB” took a page out of the Mayweather-McGregor promotional playbook and hurled f-bombs left and right.

Photos: Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME

Continue reading “Broner vows to f**k up Garcia”

In the most interesting fight of the week, boxing stars Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) and Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) collide Saturday night in a 12-round non-title junior welterweight…
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Kyoguchi makes history with world title win

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Japanese prospect, ex-OPBF titlist Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0, 6 KOs), 105, captured the IBF mini flyweight belt as he dropped defending champ Jose Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 KOs), 105, in the ninth round to pound out a unanimous decision over twelve rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Mike Fitzgerald (US) and Carlos Colon (Puerto Rico) both tallied 116-111, and Masahiro Noda (Japan) saw it 115-112, all in favor of the 23-year-old challenger. The referee was Malik Waleed (US).

Continue reading “Kyoguchi makes history with world title win”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Japanese prospect, ex-OPBF titlist Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0, 6 KOs), 105, captured the IBF mini flyweight belt as he dropped defending champ Jose Argumedo (20-4-1,…
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WBA 108lb champ Taguchi stops #1 Barrera

By Joe Koizumi

WBA light-flyweight champ Ryoichi Taguchi (26-2-2, 12 KOs), 108, impressively kept his belt when he positively kept battering mandatory challenger Robert Barrera (18—2, 12 KOs), 108, Colombia, from the outset and finally halted him with the referee’s intervention at 0:24 of the ninth round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Taguchi, making his sixth defense, had the upper hand over the switch-hitting challenger, who occasionally retaliated with light but fast combinations.

Taguchi, however, remained more aggressive, pinning Barrera to the ropes with persistent body attacks that apparently weakened the fading Colombian. Taguchi, in round seven, turned loose to hurt Barrera with furious combinations but the game challenger refused to go down by showing his heart. Having overwhelmed and overpowered Barrera with his accelerated attacks, Taguchi had him in great trouble in the eighth. The referee Russell Mora, US, gave a strong warning to Barrera for his repeated holding to avert the champ’s hot rallies in the closing seconds of the eighth session. As Taguchi went for a kill in round nine, the third man finally called a halt to stop the one-sided proceedings even without a knockdown.

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By Joe Koizumi WBA light-flyweight champ Ryoichi Taguchi (26-2-2, 12 KOs), 108, impressively kept his belt when he positively kept battering mandatory challenger Robert Barrera (18—2, 12 KOs), 108, Colombia,…
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Ex-WBC female 112lb champ becomes a man

By Joe Koizumi

This reporter has been writing on boxing in Japan for more than fifty years since the middle of 1960s, but this news may be the first and last that I report to the world. Extremely astoundingly, former WBC female flyweight champion Go Shindo (16-4, 11 KOs), a transgender at 30, announced on Tuesday (July 18) that Shindo had legally become a man and had his marriage with a girl named Ayuka registered by the government.

Ex-WBC female 112lb champ Go Shindo becomes man, retires from boxing, legally marries a woman (Photo: Boxing Beat)

Shindo, whose passport name was Megumi Hashimoto (a girl’s name), legally changed his name to Go Hashimoto. She, nay he, will submit a letter of retirement to the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) soon. Continue reading “Ex-WBC female 112lb champ becomes a man”

By Joe Koizumi This reporter has been writing on boxing in Japan for more than fifty years since the middle of 1960s, but this news may be the first and…
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WBSS: Briedis-Perez lands in Latvia Sept 30

The World Boxing Super Series has announced that the Riga Arena in Latvia will play host to the cruiserweight quarter-final bout between reigning and defending WBC world champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) and Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) on September 30th. Briedis, one of the cruiserweight tournament’s four seeded fighters, selected Perez as his quarter-final opponent at the live Draft Gala in Monaco on July 8th. Ticket details will be announced shortly.

The World Boxing Super Series has announced that the Riga Arena in Latvia will play host to the cruiserweight quarter-final bout between reigning and defending WBC world champion Mairis Briedis…
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WBA: Shannon Briggs suspended for 6 months

The Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has suspended heavyweight Shannon Briggs for six months after he tested positive in doping tests on May 14. Briggs and his team were notified from the outset of the test results and they were given the opportunity to open the B test as per WBA rules. However, they did not take this option and Briggs is therefore suspended until November 13, 2017.

The Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has suspended heavyweight Shannon Briggs for six months after he tested positive in doping tests on May 14. Briggs and his team…
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Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The return to the ring of four-time world champion Juan Manuel Márquez has again been postponed for one or two months according to his promoter Fernando Beltran. He was penciled in for August 19 at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City but now Monterrey is the most likely venue. It is also known that Marquez has not been able to continue his intense workouts.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The return to the ring of four-time world champion Juan Manuel Márquez has again been postponed for one or two months according to his promoter Fernando…
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Fans must register to buy Floyd-McGregor tix

Tickets for the fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, taking place Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will go on sale Monday, July 24 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. However, you must register in advance to buy tickets.

Here’s how it works. The thwart bots and scalpers attempting to buy tickets, fans must request a unique offer code and link to purchase tickets. To receive the code, fans must first be verified through a registration process. Registering still does not guarantee you will receive a code, nor have the ability to purchase tickets. However, only fans who do register can receive their unique code and have the chance to purchase tickets — limited to two (2) per offer code. Continue reading “Fans must register to buy Floyd-McGregor tix”

Tickets for the fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, taking place Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will go on sale Monday, July…
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