New opponent for Joe Joyce

Here are the results from today’s official weigh-in ahead of tomorrow night’s Hayemaker Ringstar event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. 2016 Olympian and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Joe Joyce (4-0, 4 KOs) will now face late replacement Ivica Bacurin (29-13-1, 18 KOs), who steps in for Richard Lartey.

Joe Joyce 251 vs. Ivica Bacurin 206
Michael Page 177.5 vs. Michal Ciach 178.5
Kody Davies 171 vs. Eric Mokonzo 171.25
Ruqsana Begum 113 vs. Danielle Hodges 111
Linus Udofia 163.5 vs. Eric Nwankwo 164.3
Sam Smith 133.25 vs. Anisha Basheel 134
Savannah Marshall 165 vs. Alejandra Ayala 164

Here are the results from today’s official weigh-in ahead of tomorrow night’s Hayemaker Ringstar event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. 2016 Olympian and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Joe Joyce (4-0,…
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ABC makes 10K donation to fighter’s fund

Any fighter wishing to apply for help from the fund should send an email to: donate@abcboxing.com

The Association of Boxing Commissions is responsible for passing minimum standards for the sports, maintaining suspensions, and recognizing sanctioning bodies. The ABC also abides by its internal Bylaws, which mandate the creation of a Retired Fighter Charity. The charity was created formally in 2017 and gifted three recipients at the Banquet Dinner which concluded the 2017 annual Conference.

At this year’s Conference a Casino Night Fund Raiser will be held Monday night, July 30, 2018 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Plans have been made by the Retired Fighter Fund’s first Board of Directors to gift $10,000 or more this year to eligible fighters who have given their all to the combative sports.

One such recipient will be Daniel Franco, 26, of Rancho Cucamonga, California who suffered a near-fatal brain injury in a boxing match on June 10, 2017. Continue reading “ABC makes 10K donation to fighter’s fund”

Any fighter wishing to apply for help from the fund should send an email to: donate@abcboxing.com The Association of Boxing Commissions is responsible for passing minimum standards for the sports,…
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Famed boxing judge Chuck Giampa passes

By Jeff Zimmerman

Long time Nevada boxing judge Chuck Giampa died on Tuesday at a hospice in Las Vegas. Giampa started his career in 1985 at Caesars Palace and judged his last fight in 2008, when Joe Calzaghe won a split decision against Bernard Hopkins at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Giampa judged 458 bouts in his illustrious career that included the biggest names in boxing, including: Floyd Mayweather Jr – Oscar de la Hoya, Marco Antonio Barrera – Rocky Juarez, Jermain Taylor – Ronald “Winky” Wright, Pernell Whitaker – Oscar de la Hoya, Erik Morales – Manny Pacquiao, Cory Spinks – Zab Judah, Lennox Lewis – David Tua, Paulie Ayala – Johnny Tapia, Michael Moorer – George Foreman, Lennox Lewis – Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson – Evander Holyfield rematch just to name a handful of Giampa’s great fights. Continue reading “Famed boxing judge Chuck Giampa passes”

By Jeff Zimmerman Long time Nevada boxing judge Chuck Giampa died on Tuesday at a hospice in Las Vegas. Giampa started his career in 1985 at Caesars Palace and judged…
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Random GGG-Canelo Notes

Credit Golden Boy President Eric Gomez for coming up with the twist that convinced Gennady Golovkin to take short money again against Canelo Alvarez. Terms are still being kept under wraps.
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Middleweight contender Spike O’Sullivan has been promised a spot on the Golovkin-Canelo undercard.
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Golovkin had an agreement to go against WBO champ Billy Joe Saunders in August if the Canelo fight didn’t come through. Saunders even pulled out of a June 23 defense against Martin Murray. Maybe he’ll land on the GGG-Canelo undercard also.
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Had terms not been reached with GGG, Canelo was hoping to line up Daniel Jacobs. Speaking of Jacobs, the IBF has ordered Jacobs to face Sergei Derevyachenko for the vacant IBF middleweight title (formerly held by GGG). If the camps don’t reach a deal, a purse bid will be called.

Credit Golden Boy President Eric Gomez for coming up with the twist that convinced Gennady Golovkin to take short money again against Canelo Alvarez. Terms are still being kept under…
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Khonco returns to action against Landero

By Ron Jackson

Simphiwe Khonco returns to action after being inactive for more than 13 months when he defends the IBO minmumweight belt against Filipino, Toto Landero in Umtata on Sunday, July 22. It is quite sad that the talented Khonco (18-5, 7 KOs) who will be 32-years-old on June 26 has been inactive since June 10 last year. He won the IBO belt in June 2016 and has made successful defenses against Nkosinathi Joyi and Lito Dante, both on points. Continue reading “Khonco returns to action against Landero”

By Ron Jackson Simphiwe Khonco returns to action after being inactive for more than 13 months when he defends the IBO minmumweight belt against Filipino, Toto Landero in Umtata on…
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EBU General Assembly and 2017 Awards

By Marco Bratusch

At the beginning of June, the European Boxing Union held its anticipated General Assembly and Annual Convention meeting in Belgrade, Serbia. It was the customary occasion to fulfill multiple duties and several discussions have streamed as well among the members over technical, medical and regulations matters at Falkensteiner Hotel’s convention center. The representatives of almost 50 countries have attended the Assembly.

Arguably the most important event of the weekend was the election of the President and the 10 countries members of the Board, being the current year an elective year.

As expected, President Bob Logist’s mandate was confirmed and thus extended for another four-year span. That was the third election for the former Belgium referee and judge as the EBU’s head. Continue reading “EBU General Assembly and 2017 Awards”

By Marco Bratusch At the beginning of June, the European Boxing Union held its anticipated General Assembly and Annual Convention meeting in Belgrade, Serbia. It was the customary occasion to…
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Salamov-Howard added to June 22 Showtime telecast

Light Heavyweight prospects Umar Salamov (20-1, 15 KOs) and Brian Howard (13-1, 10 KOs) will meet in a 10-round matchup that will open the Showtime Boxing: Special Edition tripleheader Friday, June 22 live from Masonic Temple in Detroit.

In the main event, unified champions from different divisions will meet in the middle. Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Unified Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields will face Unified Jr. Middleweight World Champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Championships. Both fighters have a lot at stake when they meet as Shields will look to become a two-division champion and Gabriels will seek to win titles on a third weight class. In the co-feature bout, women’s unified WBC and WBO Middleweight World Champion Christina Hammer will defend against former world champion Tori Nelson as all four women’s middleweight world titles will be at stake. Continue reading “Salamov-Howard added to June 22 Showtime telecast”

Light Heavyweight prospects Umar Salamov (20-1, 15 KOs) and Brian Howard (13-1, 10 KOs) will meet in a 10-round matchup that will open the Showtime Boxing: Special Edition tripleheader Friday,…
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Acosta-Buitrago PPV presser quotes

The final “La Batalla” press conference was held today in advance of this Saturday’s pay-per-view card, headlined by the 12-round main event between World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Flyweight World Champion Tito Acosta (17-1, 17 KOs) and challenger Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (30-3-1, 17 KOs) at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico,

Tito Acosta: “I am very excited about this Saturday night’s fight. I’ve been training really hard to get a big win over Buitrago. I only have one thing to tell him about Saturday: he will fail to capture the title and I will remain as a world champion in front of all my fans in Puerto Rico.”

Carlos Buitrago: “I feel healthy and strong. I had a very intense camp I came here with my mind clear and focus with my dream of becoming a world champion this victory is for my country of Nicaragua.”

The final “La Batalla” press conference was held today in advance of this Saturday’s pay-per-view card, headlined by the 12-round main event between World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Flyweight World…
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ESPN2 Weights from Fantasy Springs

Mercito Gesta 134.8 vs. Robert Manzanarez 134.8

Photo: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Hector Acevedo 140 vs. David Thomas 139.4
Many Robles III 125.4 vs. Edgar Valerio 126
Luis Feliciano 139.8 vs. Daniel Montoya 140

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: ESPN

Mercito Gesta 134.8 vs. Robert Manzanarez 134.8 Hector Acevedo 140 vs. David Thomas 139.4 Many Robles III 125.4 vs. Edgar Valerio 126 Luis Feliciano 139.8 vs. Daniel Montoya 140 Venue:…
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Deal Reached for Golovkin-Alvarez II

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya has announced via Twitter that the September 15 rematch between WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is a go. Terms not disclosed.

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya has announced via Twitter that the September 15 rematch between WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is a go. Terms not disclosed. I’m…
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Where Are They Now? Kelly Pavlik

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former WBC/WBO and Linear middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik takes time to talk about his career, the ups and down in and out of the ring and what he’s up to now in this edition of “Where Are They Now?”

By Boxing Bob Newman Former WBC/WBO and Linear middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik takes time to talk about his career, the ups and down in and out of the…
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Spence doesn’t see anything special about Ocampo

Unbeaten welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. spent time giving back in his hometown Wednesday, as he handed out meals at the Salvation Army in Dallas. He talked about his mandatory defense against Carlos Ocampo on Saturday at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Photo: Stacey Verbeek

Errol Spence Jr: “I didn’t know who he was to tell you the truth. I didn’t know who he was. And I don’t really look at the rankings. So I think, like, two days after my fight, the IBF had ordered me to fight my mandatory then they said it was Carlos Ocampo. My original thought was just, ‘let’s do it.’ I’d rather get it out of the way now so it’s not a bump in the road later on when I’m trying to get bigger and better fights. So I’d rather get my mandatory out the way right now. Continue reading “Spence doesn’t see anything special about Ocampo”

Unbeaten welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. spent time giving back in his hometown Wednesday, as he handed out meals at the Salvation Army in Dallas. He talked about his…
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Golovkin rejects 42.5/57.5 split for Canelo rematch

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has rejected Golden Boy Promotions’ “final offer” to fight Canelo Alvarez in a September rematch. The split offered was 42.5% for GGG with Canelo getting 57.5%. The offer was only good until noon today. GGG wants 50/50. Stay tuned…

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has rejected Golden Boy Promotions’ “final offer” to fight Canelo Alvarez in a September rematch. The split offered was 42.5% for GGG with Canelo getting…
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Kell Brook returns on July 28 London card

Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will face Brandon Cook in a super welterweight title eliminator at The O2 in London as part of the undercard for the heavyweight blockbuster between Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker on Saturday July 28.

Brook made his bow at super lightweight with a destructive second round win over Sergey Rabchenko in Sheffield in March – ‘The Special One’ has been called out by all the big-guns at 154lbs after crashing into the rankings with that win, and will arrow in on a World title crack if he can see off the dangerous Cook. The Canadian – who turns 32 today – will be desperate to hijack Brook’s dreams of landing another World title, and ‘Bad Boy’ Cook, rated number four with the WBO, nine in the WBA and 11 with the IBF, enters the fight on the wave of back-to-back early KO wins. Continue reading “Kell Brook returns on July 28 London card”

Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will face Brandon Cook in a super welterweight title eliminator at The O2 in London as part of the undercard for the heavyweight blockbuster…
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Canelo Camp makes GGG final offer

Golden Boy Promotions has issued a final offer to WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to fight Canelo Alvarez in a September rematch. The split offered is 42.5% for GGG with Canelo getting 57.5%. The offer is only good until noon today.

The split in their first fight was 30/70 in Canelo’s favor. For the original rematch (cancelled due to Canelo testing positive for a banned substance), the split was 35/65 for Canelo. When rematch talks started again, Golovkin wanted 50/50. Team Canelo countered with 40/60 and now 42.5/57.5. Will GGG accept?

Stay tuned…

Golden Boy Promotions has issued a final offer to WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to fight Canelo Alvarez in a September rematch. The split offered is 42.5% for GGG with…
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Flanagan Camp plans next move

Former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (33-1, 13 KOs) had his 33-fight unbeaten streak snapped on Saturday night in his home city of Manchester when he lost a split decision to Maurice Hooker for the super lightweight version of the WBO belt.

“It wasn’t an easy night for Terry,” says Flanagan’s manager Steve Wood. “Hooker had those really long arms, and height, and Terry wasn’t able to get to him easily. But, although we know he didn’t box to his best ability, he still managed to get a close, split decision, and I thought the 117-111 scores on both sides were way off. Continue reading “Flanagan Camp plans next move”

Former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (33-1, 13 KOs) had his 33-fight unbeaten streak snapped on Saturday night in his home city of Manchester when he lost a split decision…
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Vergil Ortiz/Oscar Negrete Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla

Super lightweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. (9-0, 9 KOs) of Dallas, Texas, held a media day workout Tuesday afternoon at the Westside Boxing Club in West Los Angeles as he goes up against former world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (27-8-1, 16 KOs) in the LA Fight Club main event Saturday June 23 live on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Photo: Lina Baker/SeeYouRingside Photography

Vergil Ortiz: “This is the first of many. It’s good to be recognized and being in the main event for the first time. This is a good feeling. I’m looking forward to this experience. Training has been great working with Robert Garcia, I have been sparring with Mikey Garcia and Jose Ramirez. Sparring with them has been great I have learned a lot. I plan on giving my best fight to date. Explosiveness and excitement.” Continue reading “Vergil Ortiz/Oscar Negrete Media Day”

By Miguel Maravilla Super lightweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. (9-0, 9 KOs) of Dallas, Texas, held a media day workout Tuesday afternoon at the Westside Boxing Club in West Los Angeles…
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Bomba Gonzalez returns July 20

On Friday, July 20th, exactly one week after the culmination of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Telemundo Network will launch their successful boxing series, Boxeo Telemundo Ford Summer Series when flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (20-2-1, 12 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico currently ranked #9 WBO,#7 WBA,#15 IBF looks to solidify his standings in the flyweight division as he inches closer to a world title opportunity at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. But first he must defy the odds by defending his WBO NABO title and defeating a game world title challenger from Mexico City Julian “El Niño Artillero” Yedra (24-3, 13 KOs). Continue reading “Bomba Gonzalez returns July 20”

On Friday, July 20th, exactly one week after the culmination of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Telemundo Network will launch their successful boxing series, Boxeo Telemundo Ford Summer Series…
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Acosta, Buitrago open workout

Cotto Promotions hosted open workouts Monday in Puerto Rico to promote this Saturday’s “La Batalla” pay-per-view card, headlined by the 12-round main event between World Boxing Organization Light Flyweight World Champion Tito Acosta (17-1, 17 KOs) and challenger Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (30-3-1, 17 KOs) from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. The card will be televised on pay-per-view in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Cotto Promotions hosted open workouts Monday in Puerto Rico to promote this Saturday’s “La Batalla” pay-per-view card, headlined by the 12-round main event between World Boxing Organization Light Flyweight World…
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David Haye Retires

David Haye: Full Statement:

Today (Tuesday, June 12, 2018) I announce my retirement from professional boxing. They say you can’t play boxing. Yet, as I write this retirement statement, and reflect on my time in the sport, I can’t find a better way to describe the ride.

Thanks to boxing, I have been able to live my unencumbered childhood dream; a dream my dad, Deron, facilitated the moment he took me to Fitzroy Lodge amateur boxing club as a nervous 10-year-old.

From the very start, my parents encouraged and supported me, and convinced me I could achieve anything I set out to do, so long as I gave my very best. This proved the catalyst to me believing I could always win in life, no matter the circumstances. It also led to me giving my heart and soul to boxing for 27 years. Continue reading “David Haye Retires”

David Haye: Full Statement: Today (Tuesday, June 12, 2018) I announce my retirement from professional boxing. They say you can’t play boxing. Yet, as I write this retirement statement, and…
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Wilder-Joshua clash getting closer

The team of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) has accepted the terms offered by the team of WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) to fight for the undisputed heavyweight title this coming September or October in the UK with a return match in the USA. The Wilder team is now awaiting a contract. Stay tuned.

The team of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) has accepted the terms offered by the team of WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) to fight…
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Video: Full 2018 IBHOF Induction Ceremony

By Boxing Bob Newman

The IBHOF class of 2018 delivers their acceptance speeches on the hallowed grounds in Canastota, NY. Several touching moments took place as Russell Peltz paid tribute to the late Lorraine Chargin, The WBO’s John Duggan accepted for his ailing friend Klaus Peter Kohl, Vitali Klitschko praised his biggest motivator- kid brother Wladimir and Mike Tyson paid an emotional tribute to his former antagonist, now friend, Jim Gray.

By Boxing Bob Newman The IBHOF class of 2018 delivers their acceptance speeches on the hallowed grounds in Canastota, NY. Several touching moments took place as Russell Peltz paid tribute…
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Zeuge defends WBA 168lb title against Fielding July 14

WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (22-0-1, 12 KOs) defends his world title against Rocky Fielding (26-1, 14 KOs) on July 14 at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany. Zeuge, who captured the WBA belt with a twelfth-round knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis in November 2016, returns for a fourth defense of his title following the second-round destruction of Isaac Ekpo at the Inselparkhalle in Wilhelmsburg in March, and is set to face his second British challenger having previously recorded a unanimous points win over Paul Smith at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar last June. Continue reading “Zeuge defends WBA 168lb title against Fielding July 14”

WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (22-0-1, 12 KOs) defends his world title against Rocky Fielding (26-1, 14 KOs) on July 14 at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany.…
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Dib-Farmer clash Aug 3 for IBF 130 title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (43-4, 24 KOs) will clash with Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) for the vacant IBF super featherweight championship at Technology Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia on August 3rd. Dib is trained by former three-time world champion Jeff Fenech, who is confident his charge will be victorious. “Billy is very focused and is in great fight shape to win on August 3rd,” said Fenech.

Farmer is coming off a split decision loss to Kenichi Ogawa for the vacant IBF super featherweight title in 2017 but Ogawa was later stripped of the title and decision was changed to a No Contest when the Japanese fighter tested positive for androstanediol.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (43-4, 24 KOs) will clash with Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) for the vacant IBF super featherweight…
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Wilder: $50 million offer to Joshua still available

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has again used social media to call on WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to accept his $50 million offer.

🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨 for all you @anthonyfjoshua fans… The $50M offer for him to fight me next in the US is still available. Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK. If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has again used social media to call on WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to accept his $50 million offer. 🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨 for all…
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