Cletus Seldin opponent named

Unbeaten jr welterweight “The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin (19-0, 16 KOs) will be facing Renald Garrido (19-15-2, 4 KOs) of Paris, France, in the ten-round main event of Rockin’ Fights 28 on Thursday, September 28th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia said, “It’s long overdue getting Cletus back in the ring at The Paramount and he certainly has not picked an easy opponent for his return. Garrido can fight and brings it every time he steps into the ring. This will be a sensational battle and you better get your tickets early because there is no doubt in my mind that we will once again sellout The Paramount on September 28th.”

Unbeaten jr welterweight “The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin (19-0, 16 KOs) will be facing Renald Garrido (19-15-2, 4 KOs) of Paris, France, in the ten-round main event of Rockin’ Fights…
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Valdez Visits ESPN LA


Photo: Top Rank

World champion Oscar Valdez visited ESPN LA where he was a guest on A Los Golpes. Oscar defends his WBO world featherweight title vs unbeaten Genesis Servania at the Tucson Arena live on ESPN on Friday, September 22. Tickets $100, $75, $50 and $25 plus applicable fees are available at any Ticketmaster outlet, on www.ticketmaster.com, by phone 800 745 3000 or at the Tucson Arena Box Office.

Photo: Top Rank World champion Oscar Valdez visited ESPN LA where he was a guest on A Los Golpes. Oscar defends his WBO world featherweight title vs unbeaten Genesis Servania…
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Arum: Horn-Pacquiao rematch could be in 2018

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is uncertain if boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in 2017 due to Pacquiao’s political obligations and also the 38-year-old Pacman may need more time to recover from the brutal July loss to Horn. The rematch could happen early in 2018. “Manny is deciding if he wants a rematch this year or next year,” Arum told ESPN Deportes. “If he decides to postpone it, we will make a fight for Jeff in November against a good opponent in Brisbane…we’ll know in the next few days.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is uncertain if boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in 2017 due…
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Mayweather advises McGregor to stay in UFC

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Floyd Mayweather is confident that Conor McGregor’s future is in the UFC and not boxing, as he thinks the Irishman would be comprehensively defeated and kayoed much quicker by younger boxers. “Conor McGregor is a hell of a fighter and I want to see him continue to stay in the UFC and do what he does best,” Mayweather told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna. “Because you must realize, that I’m 40 years old and I’ve been off almost 800 days….he’s active, he’s training, he’s competing. These other fighters, these young lions, they’re throwing a lot more combinations than I’m throwing. I was just in the pocket, shooting one shot here and there, and breaking him down slowly. Whereas you got these young active guys who are throwing a lot of combinations and would get him out of there a lot earlier!”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Floyd Mayweather is confident that Conor McGregor’s future is in the UFC and not boxing, as he thinks the Irishman would be comprehensively…
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GGG-Canelo: Finally some trash talk

WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) have gone out of their way to not insult each other in advance of their September 16 PPV showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But their trainers Eddy Reynoso (Canelo) and Abel Sanchez (GGG) finally picked up the pace a little bit.

Eddy Reynoso: “We are working hard in the gym. We know Golovkin is a strong boxer, but Saul is a better boxer, and his time is now.”

Abel Sanchez: “Gennady needs to beat Canelo. He needs to destroy Canelo, destroy the aura that he has right now.”

It doesn’t meet Mayweather-McGregor press tour standards by any stretch, but maybe the camps will ratchet up the banter as the fight approaches.

WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) have gone out of their way to not insult each other in…
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Manny Robles III ready for breakout TV fight

By Miguel Maravilla

Unbeaten Los Angeles featherweight prospect Manny “Chato” Robles III (13-0, 5 KOs) headlines Golden Boy Promotions “LA Fight Club” series on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Las Angeles against Jose Estrella (18-12-1, 12 KOs) on Estrella TV.

“I am excited this is my first main event fight. You dream about something like this and I am happy and blessed,” Manny Robles III told Fightnews.com.

Robles, has been training at Southern California’s newest stable, the Legendz Boxing Gym in Norwalk, California in preparation for this fight.

“I have been training really hard. I am one-hundred percent ready,” Robles stated. Continue reading “Manny Robles III ready for breakout TV fight”

By Miguel Maravilla Unbeaten Los Angeles featherweight prospect Manny “Chato” Robles III (13-0, 5 KOs) headlines Golden Boy Promotions “LA Fight Club” series on Friday night at the Belasco Theater…
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Ferguson-Ochieng tops Salem, Oregon card

By Ricardo Ibarra

Oregon based Rogue Promotions will look to expand on the mixed combat sports series they kicked off in Medford last July, moving north to hold another all-day installment of ‘Arena Wars: Total Kombat’ on Saturday, September 16th at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center in Salem, Oregon, featuring boxing, MMA, and submission only grappling matches on the line-up.

Heading up the boxing portion of the card will be Pacific Northwest prospect Patrick Ferguson (8-0, 8 KOs), squaring off with one of his most experienced opponents to date in fifty fight veteran Raymond Ochieng (26-21-3, 21 KOs) in a six round heavyweight fight. Continue reading “Ferguson-Ochieng tops Salem, Oregon card”

By Ricardo Ibarra Oregon based Rogue Promotions will look to expand on the mixed combat sports series they kicked off in Medford last July, moving north to hold another all-day…
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Where Are They Now? Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former IBF Super Middleweight champion Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Fightnews.com about his up-and-down career, improbable rise to the world title and life inside the ring an out. The soft spoken former Information Technology specialist now runs Jazzy Shears Hair Studio with his wife in Philadelphia.

By Boxing Bob Newman Former IBF Super Middleweight champion Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Fightnews.com about his up-and-down career, improbable rise…
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Jones aiming to retire Margarito

In one the biggest fights of the coming weekend, super welterweight Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) takes on former world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) Saturday night in Chihuahua, Mexico. beIN Sports Espanol will televise the bout in the USA.

“Margarito had a great boxing career,” said Jones. “He was a terror, but his career is in its final stage and I’m going to give him that push into retirement in his own country. Margarito has the style and the conditions that perfectly suit my style and I’m going to beat him clearly, no doubt about it.”

In one the biggest fights of the coming weekend, super welterweight Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) takes on former world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) Saturday night in Chihuahua,…
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Chatto Robles opponent named

An opponent has finally been named for unbeaten featherweight Manny “Chatto” Robles, III. Robles (13-0, 5 KOs) will face Jose Estrella (18-12-1, 12 KOs) in the eight round main event of Golden Boy Promotions’ “LA Fight Club” series on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Las Angeles. The fight will be televised on Estrella TV. Estrella, no connection to Estrella TV, is coming off a third round KO loss to WBO #3 rated Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz in April.

An opponent has finally been named for unbeaten featherweight Manny “Chatto” Robles, III. Robles (13-0, 5 KOs) will face Jose Estrella (18-12-1, 12 KOs) in the eight round main event…
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Female boxing champ Angelique Duchemin dies

By Robert Coster

Sad news to report. World Boxing Federation (WBF) featherweight champion Angelique Duchemin has tragically passed away at the age of 26. She was training in her hometown gym in Perpignan, France, when she collapsed, the victim of a heart attack.

Courtesy of France-boxe

Duchemin had an unbeaten 14-0, 3 KO record, winning the European title in 2015 and the WBF world title in May 2017. Angelique’s father, a former boxer, had also died of a heart seizure. Fightnews.com® laments the passing of this promising young champion.

By Robert Coster Sad news to report. World Boxing Federation (WBF) featherweight champion Angelique Duchemin has tragically passed away at the age of 26. She was training in her hometown…
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Bell and Ware Headline Toledo Fight Card

By Bob Ryder

This Saturday, September 2, boxing is back in downtown Toledo as Pulse Boxing (Vick Green) presents a seven bout card at the Seagate Convention Center. In the co-main event six rounder, hometown lightweight Albert Bell (7-0, 2KO’s) takes on Tyrome Jones (4-1, 1 KO). In the other six round contest, light heavyweight DeAndre Ware (8-0-2, 6 KO’s) goes against Derrick Adkins (5-1-1, 3 KO’s). Bell and Ware are part of the growing group of talented Toledo boxers led by world champion Robert Easter, Jr and both will be looking to impress and advance Saturday night. Continue reading “Bell and Ware Headline Toledo Fight Card”

By Bob Ryder This Saturday, September 2, boxing is back in downtown Toledo as Pulse Boxing (Vick Green) presents a seven bout card at the Seagate Convention Center. In the…
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Undefeated feathers clash in IBF eliminator

Featherweight Josh Warrington (25-0, 5 KOs) will face undefeated Dane Dennis Ceylan (18-0-2, 8 KOs) in a mandated final eliminator for the IBF featherweight world title at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on October 21. Local hero Warrington is within touching distance of forcing a dream World title showdown with bitter rival Lee Selby after the Welshman declined a substantial offer from Frank Warren to defend his crown against the current WBC International belt holder.

Josh Warrington: With Selby not taking a fight with me, it’s left me annoyed and even more hungry to produce a massive performance on October 21. You’re going to see the best ever version of Josh Warrington against Ceylan. Like I keep saying, the fight with Selby is the one I have always wanted, let’s see if he is still the champion when I’m the mandatory challenger.

Dennis Ceylan: My dream has always been to fight for a World title, and now, I’m only one fight away, and that gives me all the motivation I need to beat this guy. I wouldn’t have taken the fight if I wasn’t confident of winning. After I beat Josh, I’ll be ready for Lee Selby. I’m training hard and I will be at my very best on October 21.

Featherweight Josh Warrington (25-0, 5 KOs) will face undefeated Dane Dennis Ceylan (18-0-2, 8 KOs) in a mandated final eliminator for the IBF featherweight world title at the First Direct…
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The 12th Round — Floyd Mayweather

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

There could be no other topic for my column of today other than Floyd Mayweather.

Before I start, I would like to invite all of you to reach out and help the victims of Harry in Texas. There are many ways of doing so, the WBC is doing activations to raise funds and direct such to the proper entities handling this crisis. But there are many ways you can help, even with just making a phone call.

Saturday night was magic, boxing is without a doubt the overall winner. Millions of non boxing fans watched a boxing match which was entertaining, competitive and even dramatic and millions of those will now follow our sport.

Floyd Mayweather represented boxing and did it with bravery and pride. Most thought he would outbox McGregor in an easy 12 round decision and to the surprise of all Floyd came to fight and never did he step backwards. He took the risks he had not taken in many years, he stood up against a much bigger, stronger and heavier McGregor and was brilliant in his game plan, the greatness of boxing, the strategy, the step by step victory. Continue reading “The 12th Round — Floyd Mayweather”

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son There could be no other topic for my column of today other than Floyd Mayweather. Before I start, I would like…
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Canelo LA Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla

Mexican superstar Ring Magazine middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco held an open media workout Monday afternoon at the Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles as he prepares for his highly anticipated showdown with WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan as they will square off September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay per view.


Video Courtesy Golden Boy Promotions & GGG Promotions

Canelo spoke to a round table of media prior to his workout as hundreds of loyal fans awaited his arrival in the blistering sun since 6am. Continue reading “Canelo LA Media Day”

By Miguel Maravilla Mexican superstar Ring Magazine middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco held an open media workout Monday afternoon at the Microsoft Square at…
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Golovkin LA Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan held an open media workout Monday afternoon at the Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles ahead of his highly anticipated showdown against Mexican superstar and Ring Magazine middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay per view.


Video Courtesy Golden Boy Promotions & GGG Promotions

With hundred of fans waiting outside to see the Kazakh superstar, Golovkin accompanied by his team Trainer Abel Sanchez and Promoter Tom Loeffler spoke to media prior to the workout. Continue reading “Golovkin LA Media Day”

By Miguel Maravilla WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan held an open media workout Monday afternoon at the Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE in Los…
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Horn camp confident Pacquiao will sign

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Jeff Horn vs. Manny Pacquiao co-promoter Dean Lonergan is optimistic that the rematch will go ahead in November despite Pacman’s delay signing the contract. Recalling the problems in arranging Pacquiao-Horn 1 when Manny held out for several months because of a phantom multi-million dollar offer from the Middle East that in the end didn’t materialise, Lonergan stated “Manny wants to fight and he said as much two weeks ago. I feel this sense of deja vu, with similar gamesmanship for months before the first fight. Continue reading “Horn camp confident Pacquiao will sign”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Jeff Horn vs. Manny Pacquiao co-promoter Dean Lonergan is optimistic that the rematch will go ahead in November despite Pacman’s delay signing the…
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Golovkin-Canelo public workout

Photos: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and former champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) hosted an open media workout at L.A. LIVE ahead of their highly anticipated PPV showdown on September 16 in Las Vegas.

Canelo Alvarez: “I know what I have in front of me. I know he’s a strong fighter. He is the most dangerous opponent of my career, but I’m ready for him and what’s next to come. That’s why we prepared, and to give the fans a beautiful fight. This fight’s for you; this fight’s for all the fans who have been asking for it. We know that in fights, it takes two to tango. I’m ready, and you know what you’ll get from me. Let’s just hope he brings it as well.”

Gennady Golovkin: “Canelo has looked good and looked strong in his last few fights. That is why we have worked so hard in training camp. We have worked on new things. This is my biggest fight. I worked hard to become of champion of the world. I worked hard with Abel to stay champion of the world.”

Photos: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and former champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) hosted an open media workout at L.A.…
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Golovkin-Canelo PPV undercard set

Here’s the latest on the undercard line-up in support of the Sept. 16 showdown between WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and former world champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) in Las Vegas.

In the co-main event, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) takes on Jorge “Pilon” Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) in a 12-round WBC featherweight title eliminator.

Also on the pay-per-view telecast will be a battle between two undefeated Golden Boy stablemates as former IBF world bantamweight champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) faces Diego De La Hoya (19-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight battle. Opening the telecast, lightweight contenders Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (19-0, 11 KOs) and Francisco Rojo (20-2, 13 KOs) clash. Continue reading “Golovkin-Canelo PPV undercard set”

Here’s the latest on the undercard line-up in support of the Sept. 16 showdown between WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and former world champion Canelo…
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Full Report: Yamanaka dethrones WBO 105lb champ Fukuhara

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat, Joe Koizumi

Fast-moving Ryuya Yamanaka (15-2, 4 KOs), 105, captured the WBO mini-flyweight belt as he made best use of swift footwork, averted retaliations of defending champ Tatsuya Fukuhara (19-5-6, 7 KOs), 104.75, scored well with sharp lefts and rights and earned a unanimous decision over twelve fast rounds on Sunday in Ashikita ward, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Salven Lagumbay (Philippines) tallied the hot affair 116-112, Carlos Ortiz Jr. (US) and Surat Soikrachang (Thailand) 115-113, all for the challenger Yamanaka (no relation to former WBC bantam ruler Shinsuke). Eddie Claudio (US) refereed the speedy game of the lightest and smallest boxers very well.

Regardless of the difference on points, there might be no objection to Yamanaka’s victory and coronation due to his precision in scoring more effective punches throughout the contest. He seldom took any damaging blows from the champ. Continue reading “Full Report: Yamanaka dethrones WBO 105lb champ Fukuhara”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat, Joe Koizumi Fast-moving Ryuya Yamanaka (15-2, 4 KOs), 105, captured the WBO mini-flyweight belt as he made best use of swift footwork, averted…
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Cunningham and Tabiti discuss snoozer

There are no American boxers in the $50 million World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament kicking off in September, but two of the USA’s best cruisers, world rated Andrew Tabiti and former world champion Steve Cunningham, fought Saturday on the big card in Las Vegas. Tabiti took a unanimous decision, but Cunningham wasn’t impressed.

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Steve Cunningham: “I don’t think Andrew Tabiti is a championship level fighter. I thought I won the fight. I didn’t think I saw anything special from him. He was quick and sharp, so I didn’t want to just lunge in and make a mistake. I took my time but when I saw that he wasn’t trying to fight, I had to push it a little more. I was in there trying to fight. I thought we should have gone in there and worked for our money. He didn’t want to give the fans the show they deserved.”

Andrew Tabiti: “I was just jabbing him and making sure I stayed smart. He’s a veteran so I had to stay composed. I wanted to show that I could box. This was a step up for me and I felt comfortable in there. He had a decent jab but he wasn’t busy enough. I just didn’t want to make mistakes. If you start too fast against a veteran you’re liable to get caught by him…I just stayed calm in there. I wanted it to look like I was the veteran. He didn’t press the issue enough. When he did, I was trying to catch him.”

There are no American boxers in the $50 million World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament kicking off in September, but two of the USA’s best cruisers, world rated Andrew Tabiti…
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Takayama: I want Olympic gold now

By David Finger

It’s been a long, illustrious career for Osaka Japan’s Katsunari Takayama (31-8, 12 KOs). But on Sunday night, right before the WBO mini-flyweight title fight between Ryuya Yamanaka and Tatusya Fukuhara, Takayama finalized a decision he announced back in April. In a solemn Japanese ceremony punctuated by a ten count, Takayama’s career officially came to a close in the sport of boxing.

Photo: Sumio Yamada

Strike that… in the sport of professional boxing.

Because if the five-time world champion who is a strong candidate for the Boxing Hall of Fame has his way, he may be adding one more accomplishment to his resume: an Olympic gold medal. Continue reading “Takayama: I want Olympic gold now”

By David Finger It’s been a long, illustrious career for Osaka Japan’s Katsunari Takayama (31-8, 12 KOs). But on Sunday night, right before the WBO mini-flyweight title fight between Ryuya…
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Horn-Pacquiao rematch in jeopardy

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn’s co-promoter Dean Lonergan is reassessing his options regarding the rematch with future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao, who has now said he doesn’t want the fight Horn until 2018. “Two weeks ago Manny Pacquiao confirmed to Bob Arum of Top Rank that he wanted to exercise his option to rematch with Jeff Horn for the WBO world welterweight championship,” said Lonergan. “November 12 was the date Pacquiao agreed to the rematch. Up until late this week that was the outcome Top Rank, DUCO promotions, TEQ and Brisbane Marketing were working towards in good faith to achieve having the rematch in Brisbane late this week. Continue reading “Horn-Pacquiao rematch in jeopardy”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn’s co-promoter Dean Lonergan is reassessing his options regarding the rematch with future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao, who…
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Zeuge and Ekpo reach an agreement

World Boxing Association super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge’s team and Isaac Ekpo’s team reached an agreement to fight for the WBA world title in November, and thus the purse bid scheduled for Monday, August 28th, 2017, was suspended. They already fought on March 23rd and the German was given the victory by technical decision in the fifth round. However, it was an intense fight with 49-46, 48-47 and 49-47 score cards. Continue reading “Zeuge and Ekpo reach an agreement”

World Boxing Association super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge’s team and Isaac Ekpo’s team reached an agreement to fight for the WBA world title in November, and thus the purse bid…
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Fiacco: We have the numbers

By Nick Giongco

Pat Fiacco of Canada, a member of the AIBA Executive Committee, said yesterday in Hamburg, Germany, that his group has the numbers needed to knock out Dr. Ching Kuo Wu as president of the world governing body. In a hastily-called press conference at the Hyperion Hotel, headquarters of the ongoing world championships, Fiacco told the media that Franco Falcinneli of Italy, head of the EUBC and AIBA vice-president, will take over once a change in leadership takes place this year. Continue reading “Fiacco: We have the numbers”

By Nick Giongco Pat Fiacco of Canada, a member of the AIBA Executive Committee, said yesterday in Hamburg, Germany, that his group has the numbers needed to knock out Dr.…
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