Ramirez-Imam collide in Arum-King reunion

Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam will be fighting for history. Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., will face Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight title, marking the 2,000th world title bout in the WBC’s 55-year history. The winner of the bout will receive a special belt commemorating the occasion. Ramirez-Imam will be televised live on ESPN.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The event at The Theater inside Madison Square Garden in New York City is promoted by Top Rank and Don King Productions, reuniting old rivals Bob Arum and Don King.
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jose Ramirez: I’m very thankful for the opportunity. It’s definitely a blessing to be able to fight here for my first world title, here at the ‘Mecca of Boxing’ here in New York City. To be able to showcase my talent to a whole different crowd, it’s part of becoming a superstar. It’s part of growing as a fighter. It’s part of growing as an entertainer. And I can’t wait to showcase my talent on Saturday against Amir Imam.”

Amir Imam: “A lot of fighters don’t get to fight here, and I’m blessed and honored to be here, fighting for the WBC’s 2,000th title fight. And I’m ready to go…he’s a tough fighter. I see a lot in him. I’m not overlooking him, and I know we trained hard for this training camp. I’m ready to get the WBC belt.”

Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam will be fighting for history. Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., will face Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC)…
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De Alba returns April 13

Junior Lightweight Frank De Alba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) returns to the ring when he takes on O’Shaquie Foster (12-2, 8 KOs) in the eight-round main event on Friday night, April 13 at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center. The 30-year-old De Alba has had some tough luck as he has had several recent fights fall through for different reasons. This will be his first bout in just over a year

In the eight-round cruiserweight co-feature, Luther Smith (9-2, 8 KOs) will take on Elvin Sanchez (8-3-1, 6 KOs). Smith, 39, only started his pro career three years ago. Sanchez, 37, is a ten-year ring veteran.

The show is promoted by King’s Promotions. A full undercard will be announced shortly.

Junior Lightweight Frank De Alba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) returns to the ring when he takes on O’Shaquie Foster (12-2, 8 KOs) in the eight-round main event on Friday night, April…
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Rockin’ Fights 30 weigh-in results

Courtney Pennington 153.8 vs. Steven Martinez 153.2
Danny Gonzalez 140.2 vs. Juan Rodriguez 138.8
Angel Suarez 128.6 vs. Titus Williams 128.8
Valerio Nocera 135.8 vs. Alexander Picot 138
Johnathan Arroyo 144.8 vs. Deron Lawson 142.6

Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing

Courtney Pennington 153.8 vs. Steven Martinez 153.2 Danny Gonzalez 140.2 vs. Juan Rodriguez 138.8 Angel Suarez 128.6 vs. Titus Williams 128.8 Valerio Nocera 135.8 vs. Alexander Picot 138 Johnathan Arroyo…
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HBO picks up Whyte vs. Browne clash

Great news! HBO Boxing will televise the important heavyweight grudge match between Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) and Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) on March 24 at the landmark O2 venue in London. The fight will air live at 6PM ET with a same-day replay at 10PM ET/PT.

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

Though they have only met at press conferences, the two fighters have sparked a hot rivalry over social media.

Great news! HBO Boxing will televise the important heavyweight grudge match between Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) and Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) on March 24 at the landmark O2…
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Medical Exam of world title twinbill on Sunday

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi

A world title twinbill on Sunday in a port city of Kobe, Japan, is coming close with all the participants having medical examination by the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) at Shinsei Gym, the results of which are as follows:

WBO 105-pount title bout
Ryuya Yamanaka/Moises Calleros
Height: 162.5 cm/162.5 cm 5’4”/5’4”
Reach: 169 cm/173 cm 66.5”/68.1”
Neck: 34 cm/36.5 cm 13.4”/14.4”
Chest: 87 cm/80.5 cm 34.2”/31.7”

WBA 108-pound title bout for the vacant championship
Carlos Canizales/Reiya Konishi
Height: 159.5 cm/163.5 cm 5’3”/5’4”
Reach: 164 cm/166 cm 64.6”/65.4”
Neck: 36 cm/35 cm 14.2”/13.8”
Chest: 84.5 cm/89 cm 33.3”/35”

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Report, photos by Joe Koizumi A world title twinbill on Sunday in a port city of Kobe, Japan, is coming close with all the participants having medical examination by the…
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Price reflects on Briscoe Award, upcoming fight

It will be a busy few weeks for undefeated super flyweight prospect Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price.

The 19 year-old native of Sicklerville, New Jersey who has a perfect mark of 5-0 with all of his wins coming via knockout (Including 4 in the 1st round) will be on-hand at the 11th annual Briscoe Awards to accept the prestigious Rookie of the Year award. Continue reading “Price reflects on Briscoe Award, upcoming fight”

It will be a busy few weeks for undefeated super flyweight prospect Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price. The 19 year-old native of Sicklerville, New Jersey who has a perfect mark…
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Kingry Garcia aiming to continue win streak

By Miguel Maravilla

Rising undefeated prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs), of Victorville, California, held a media workout Wednesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym in Bell, California. Garcia is preparing for his next fight against Fernando Vargas (32-15-3, 24 KOs) of Mexico next Thursday (March 22) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California headlining Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.

Photo: Lina Baker/Seeyouringside Photography

“My preparation has been outstanding. I have worked my ass off,” said Garcia. “Fernando Vargas is going to bring a lot of aggression. He will try to dethrone me and keep me from achieving my dream. I’m so motivated and ready for this.” Continue reading “Kingry Garcia aiming to continue win streak”

By Miguel Maravilla Rising undefeated prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs), of Victorville, California, held a media workout Wednesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym in Bell, California. Garcia…
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Arriaza ready for Telemundo debut Friday

Undefeated WBA FEDECENTRO welterweight beltholder Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza (15-0, 12 KOs) of Nicaragua will make his Telemundo debut this Friday against hometown favorite and WBO Intercontinental titlist “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) in a scheduled ten-rounder at the Bryan Glazer Center JCC in Tampa, Florida.

This opportunity dropped in Arriaza’s lap as he was preparing for another fight when he got the call to fight Valentin. Arriaza did not hesitate to jump at the chance and feels that this is the absolute right moment in his career to step up. Continue reading “Arriaza ready for Telemundo debut Friday”

Undefeated WBA FEDECENTRO welterweight beltholder Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza (15-0, 12 KOs) of Nicaragua will make his Telemundo debut this Friday against hometown favorite and WBO Intercontinental titlist “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin…
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Agbeko-Blakey heads St. Pat’s Day in Nashville

Light heavyweight knockout king Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko (20-1, 18 KOs) will headline Tri-Star Boxing’s special edition of “Fight at the Fairgrounds” when he battles Lawrence Blakey (5-8-2, 2 KOs) on Saturday at the Fairground Sports Arena in Nashville, TN. The Agbeko-Blakey fight is scheduled for six rounds.

Junior flyweight Edwin Reyes (7-3-2, 5 KOs) meets Armando “Chiquita” Vazquez (25-20-1, 6 KOs) in the 10 round co-feature. The pair previously met in 2017, with Reyes capturing a decision victory.

Light heavyweight knockout king Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko (20-1, 18 KOs) will headline Tri-Star Boxing’s special edition of “Fight at the Fairgrounds” when he battles Lawrence Blakey (5-8-2, 2 KOs)…
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O’Reilly headlines Saturday in Mississauga

Undefeated IBA lightweight beltholder Josh “Dubs” O’Reilly will make his first title defense on a special St. Patrick’s Day card this Saturday night at Hersey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. O’Reilly (10-0, 4 KOs) will take on Mexican invader Juan Bedolla Orozco (19-7-2, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event. “I’m excited to headline because I’ve always felt it would be cool to fight on St. Paddy’s Day, in the main event, close to home and defending my title” O’Reilly said without a hint of an Irish brogue.

Heavyweight Frankie Rill (14-2, 10 KOs) faces knockout-artist Sebastian “El Grandote” Ignacio Ceballos (34-9-2, 26 KOs) in the eight-round co-featured event.

Undefeated IBA lightweight beltholder Josh “Dubs” O’Reilly will make his first title defense on a special St. Patrick’s Day card this Saturday night at Hersey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.…
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Doheny, O’Connor top St. Pat’s Day Clash 3

Undefeated IBF #1 mandatory junior featherweight contender T.J. “The Power” Doheny (18-0, 13 KOs) of Ireland will put his record and status on the line this Saturday in the eight-round co-featured event on the “St. Patrick’s Day Clash 3” Pay-Per-View card, also airing in Canada exclusively on Super Channel, live from the House of Blues in Boston. The card also features local fan favorite Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (29-3, 11 KOs), who will make his first WBC silver international junior welterweight title defense against Canadian challenger Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (26-4-1, 17 KOs).

Suggested price of the PPV is $24.95.

Undefeated IBF #1 mandatory junior featherweight contender T.J. “The Power” Doheny (18-0, 13 KOs) of Ireland will put his record and status on the line this Saturday in the eight-round…
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Hearn: Parker is a tougher fight than Wilder

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Promoter Eddie Hearn says WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s March 31 unification fight in Cardiff, Wales, against WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be tougher than a highly anticipated clash between Joshua and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

“Technically Parker is a tougher fight than Deontay Wilder,” Hearn told Fight Hub TV. “The Wilder fight is going to be dangerous but AJ is going to pick Wilder off and beat him up and punish him. Parker is going to be a breakdown job. Parker is going to move and they are going to be clever and they will have a game plan . Wilder against AJ the game plan goes out the window. It’s going to be a barn burner but it’s all irrelevant unless AJ wins on March 31st.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn says WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s March 31 unification fight in Cardiff, Wales, against WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker…
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Crawford injured, Horn fight postponed

The April 14 clash between WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and former undisputed jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford is reportedly on hold due to a hand injury suffered by Crawford. The bout will be moved to late May or June in Las Vegas. The entire card, which was to also have featured two additional world title bouts, has been scrapped.

The April 14 clash between WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and former undisputed jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford is reportedly on hold due to a hand injury suffered by Crawford.…
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James-Ramos clash April 13 on FS1

Welterweight contender Jamal James will get a chance to fight in front of his hometown crowd when he takes on Abel Ramos in a 10-round welterweight battle that headlines on FS1 and FOX Deportes Friday, April 13 from the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the co-main event, rugged veteran Edner Cherry battles rising lightweight Dennis Galarza in a 10-round bout. The action continues with Austin Dulay and Chris Colbert clashing in an eight-round match between unbeaten super featherweight prospects that kicks off the broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also appearing on the card is sensational 17-year-old 154-pound prospect Joey Spencer (1-0, 1 KO), a former No. 1 ranked amateur and nine-time national champion.

Welterweight contender Jamal James will get a chance to fight in front of his hometown crowd when he takes on Abel Ramos in a 10-round welterweight battle that headlines on…
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Young-Gaballo officially announced

The Heavyweight Factory presents “Rumble in the Rock” on Friday, March 23 at the new Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The main event will pit two undefeated fighters in a 12 round WBA Bantamweight Eliminator – WBA #4-rated Stephon “Showstopper” Young (17-0-3, 7 KOs) from St. Louis against WBA #5-rated Reymart “GenSan Assassin” Gaballo (18-0, 16 KOs) from the Philippines. The 10-round co-feature showcases Hawaiian sensation, the 19-year-old Logan “The Korican Kid” Yoo (12-0, 11 KOs) squaring off with Alex Ramirez (15-0) from Mexico for the IBF Youth title. Continue reading “Young-Gaballo officially announced”

The Heavyweight Factory presents “Rumble in the Rock” on Friday, March 23 at the new Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The main event will…
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Ramirez-Imam NYC Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

World title challengers Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam, and undefeated Irish featherweight sensation Michael Conlan, worked out for the media in advance of a special St. Patrick’s Day world title extravaganza, Saturday, March 17, at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Ramirez and Imam will challenge for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight title, while Conlan (5-0, 4 KOs), a 2016 Olympian, will face David Berna in an eight-round special attraction.

The Ramirez-Imam fight will mark the 2,000th world title bout in the WBC’s 55-year history. Continue reading “Ramirez-Imam NYC Workout”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank World title challengers Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam, and undefeated Irish featherweight sensation Michael Conlan, worked out for the media in advance of a special St.…
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Otake keeps OPBF 122lb belt; Raquinel dethrones Nakayama to win OPBF 112 belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Veteran puncher Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14 KOs), 122, Japan, made his third defense of the OPBF super-bantam belt when he finally caught up with top contender Brian Lobetania (13-5-3, 11 KOs), 121.75, and halted him at 1:53 of the tenth round in a scheduled twelve on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Having failed to win the WBA title from Scott Quigg on points in Liverpool in 2014, Otake, 36, thus scored nine victories in a row and is still gunning for his second world title shot. The fatal session witnessed the OPBF champ floor the fading foe with a straight right and follow it up when Lobetania, losing by an open scoring system (80-72, 79-73, 78-74) after the eighth, resumed fighting. The ref made a well-received halt. Continue reading “Otake keeps OPBF 122lb belt; Raquinel dethrones Nakayama to win OPBF 112 belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Veteran puncher Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14 KOs), 122, Japan, made his third defense of the OPBF super-bantam belt when he finally caught up…
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Ennis is one to watch

Twenty year old welterweight boxer Jaron “Boots” Ennis will honored as “The One to Watch” at the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on March 25, 2018. Ennis, currently 18-0, 16 KOs, has been turning heads ever since he turned professional in 2016. After less than two years as a professional, Boots has convinced local boxing fans that he’s destined to become a world champion. Continue reading “Ennis is one to watch”

Twenty year old welterweight boxer Jaron “Boots” Ennis will honored as “The One to Watch” at the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on March 25, 2018. Ennis, currently 18-0, 16 KOs,…
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Horn-Crawford officials named

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Nevada State Athletic Commission has already decided the judges and referee for the still not officially announced Jeff Horn-Terence Crawford WBO welterweight title fight taking place April 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The judges will be Australian Ignatius Missailidis, Italian Guido Cavalleri and local Burt Clements. The NSAC also assigned Nevada’s Tony Weeks to referee.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Nevada State Athletic Commission has already decided the judges and referee for the still not officially announced Jeff Horn-Terence Crawford WBO welterweight title…
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Garcia: Spence is the best welterweight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Newly crowned IBF 140lb champion Mikey Garcia is eyeing an invasion of the welterweight division. Garcia told YahooSports, “I will do five (weight divisions). It’s gonna happen. I’m gonna be one of the ones to do it. Not many fighters are capable of doing it, moving up in weight so much, but I’m not looking at it because I’m growing in size. I have to see my skills, my abilities being greater than some of these opponents in higher weight classes.”

Mikey rates IBF champion Eroll Spence as the best welterweight, followed by former undisputed jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford, and WBA/WBC champion Keith Thurman at number three.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Newly crowned IBF 140lb champion Mikey Garcia is eyeing an invasion of the welterweight division. Garcia told YahooSports, “I will do five (weight…
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Uzcategui visits ESPN Studios in Los Angeles

Newly crowned IBF interim super middleweight world champion Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui was a guest today of the ESPNDeportes Boxing show “A Los Golpes” that is hosted by Bernardo Osuna, David Faitelson and the great Mexican champion Julio Cesar Chavez, that its taped at the ESPN studios at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Uzcategui felt there was a miscarriage of justice when he was controversially disqualified against Andre Dirrell for a vacant interim super middleweight title last spring, but earlier this month in the mandated rematch he laid a beating on Dirrell. Continue reading “Uzcategui visits ESPN Studios in Los Angeles”

Newly crowned IBF interim super middleweight world champion Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui was a guest today of the ESPNDeportes Boxing show “A Los Golpes” that is hosted by Bernardo Osuna, David…
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Lomachenko-Linares deal reached

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will challenge WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. According to the LA Times, after long negotiations Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions have reached an agreement and the fight was signed. ESPN will televise.

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will challenge WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. According to the LA Times, after…
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Hasim Rahman teams up with Prince Ranch

Prince Ranch Boxing has announced the addition of former two-time heavyweight world champion, Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, to its management team. Rahman, who is best known for knocking out Hall of Famer, Lennox Lewis, back in 2001. Rahman will help with scouting talent, while working closely with trainer Bones Adams at the Prince Ranch Boxing facility in Las Vegas. Continue reading “Hasim Rahman teams up with Prince Ranch”

Prince Ranch Boxing has announced the addition of former two-time heavyweight world champion, Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, to its management team. Rahman, who is best known for knocking out Hall…
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Saucedo aims to spoil Mijares Cancun farewell

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Saturday night will be the last time that former WBC, WBA and IBF world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares fights in Cancun after declaring that he will retire later this year. However, Argentinian lightweight Fernando “El Vasco” Saucedo (61-7-3, 10 KOs) has vowed to ruin Mijares’ party at the Oasis Arena.

“I have seventy-one fights as a professional,” said Saucedo. “I don’t think Mijares brings something into the ring that I haven’t seen. I know Mexicans are great warriors, but that will not stop him from defeat in one of his last fights.

“Mijares’ farewell in Cancun will be bitter. I will do my job. I want to come out with the victory, add another big name to my list of victims and look for another world title opportunity.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Saturday night will be the last time that former WBC, WBA and IBF world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares fights in Cancun after declaring that he will…
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