Mayfield comeback continues tonight

45-year-old former world cruiserweight world champion Imamau Mayfield (26-10-2, 19 KOs) continues his comeback tonight when he takes on Lamont Capers (7-10-2, 0 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. Mayfield of Freehold, New Jersey, is making his third start in 18 months following an eight-year hiatus.

After a lackluster initial comeback effort where he dropped a decision to Dan Pasciolla, Mayfield then stopped Anthony Caputo Smith in six-rounds on November 12th.

“My training has gone well,” said Mayfield. “I am still making good strides, and I feel good about everything and where I am at. I am very happy with my progress.” Continue reading “Mayfield comeback continues tonight”

45-year-old former world cruiserweight world champion Imamau Mayfield (26-10-2, 19 KOs) continues his comeback tonight when he takes on Lamont Capers (7-10-2, 0 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds…
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Tonight: Cave looking for one last shot

By Dave Spencer

The last time most of North American audiences saw super-bantamweight Tyson Cave (29-3 12KO) was an ESPN broadcast almost three years ago. Cave deserved a better decision fate that night in a WBA (interim) championship bout where he would lose a highly contested split decision to Oscar Escandon.

Broadcaster Teddy Atlas championed his cause and railed against the judges in Temecula California fight and while it would be anything but foolish to think that anything would be changed or overturned, it was thought at the very least the Halifax fighter had shown enough to showcase his talents and boxing abilities to prove he belonged to hang near the top of the division. Continue reading “Tonight: Cave looking for one last shot”

By Dave Spencer The last time most of North American audiences saw super-bantamweight Tyson Cave (29-3 12KO) was an ESPN broadcast almost three years ago. Cave deserved a better decision…
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Crawford-Indongo heats up during face-off

Intense staredown between world champions Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo before the undisputed world title showdown for all the belts tonight on ESPN.

Intense staredown between world champions Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo before the undisputed world title showdown for all the belts tonight on ESPN.



McCumby-George fight result overturned

By Craig Wick

Fightnews.com® has learned that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has overturned the result of the November 26, 2016 bout involving Trevor McCumby and Donovan George, which was held at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In that fight, the Top Rank prospect McCumby (23-0, 18 KOs) stopped George, the former USBA super middleweight titleist, late in round one, however McCumby’s pre-fight urine sample revealed the presence of 1-Testosterone and 1-Testosterone Metabolites, both of which are included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List and are also prohibited by the regulations of the Nevada Commission. Continue reading “McCumby-George fight result overturned”

By Craig Wick Fightnews.com® has learned that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has overturned the result of the November 26, 2016 bout involving Trevor McCumby and Donovan George, which was…
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Weights from Atlantic City

Thomas LaManna 147 vs. George Sosa 148
(WBC Silver Latino Welterweight Title)


Imamu Mayfield 200 vs. Lamont Capers 196
Anthony Young 144.5 vs. Carlos Winston Velasquez 145.5
Vidal Rivera 128.6 vs. Weusi Johnson 130.3
Yurik Mamedov 145.5 vs. Ariel Vasquez 145.3
Emmanuel Rodriguez 119 vs. Willie Anderson 122.5
Tahlik Taylor 177 vs. Frederick Julan 173
Sidell Blocker 128 vs. Joshafat Ortiz 129
Marcos Lugo 131.6 vs. Tomas Romain 131.7
Ronald Logan 140 vs. Nahir Albright 139.1
Alvin Vermall, Jr. 192 vs. LaMarcus Tucker TBA

Promoter: Rising Promotions:
Venue: The Claridge Hotel
1st Bell: 7 PM ET (Doors 6 PM)

Tickets are priced at $150, $125, $100, $80 and $55 and can be purchased at www.rspboxing.com

Thomas LaManna 147 vs. George Sosa 148 (WBC Silver Latino Welterweight Title) Imamu Mayfield 200 vs. Lamont Capers 196 Anthony Young 144.5 vs. Carlos Winston Velasquez 145.5 Vidal Rivera 128.6…
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Weights from Dallas

Maurice Hooker 140 vs. Courtney Jackson 140
(NABO jr welterweight title)

Photo: Stacey Verbeek

Ernesto Delgadillo 118.5 vs. Waldemar Pagan 116
Carlos Adame Jr 128 vs. Manuel Rubalcava 128
David Fabela 132.75 vs. Trevion Marshall 133

Venue: Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
Promoter: Undercard Promotions

Maurice Hooker 140 vs. Courtney Jackson 140 (NABO jr welterweight title) Ernesto Delgadillo 118.5 vs. Waldemar Pagan 116 Carlos Adame Jr 128 vs. Manuel Rubalcava 128 David Fabela 132.75 vs.…
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Weights from Pleasanton, CA

By Lucas Ketelle

Luis Garcia 138.4 vs. Eddie Diaz 136
(Square Warriors junior welterweight title)
Jose Iniquez 131.8 vs. Jesus Sandoval 132.4
(Square Warriors lightweight title)
Mike Russell 199.6 vs. Jose Hurtado 198.4
(Square Warriors cruiserweight title)

Raquel Miller 157.2 vs. Kita Watkins 153
Jasper McCargo 173.8 vs. Zachary Bunce 167
Ali Ahmed 132.6 vs. Pedro Madriz 130
Mauricio Zavaleta 164 vs. Luis Alfredo Lugo 160
Luis Casillas 150.8 vs. Jared Ejigu 150.4
Ignacio Zambrano 199.6 vs. Fernando Caro 199.6

Venue: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Promoter: Squarevision Entertainment
TV: LATV
First Bell: 4PM

By Lucas Ketelle Luis Garcia 138.4 vs. Eddie Diaz 136 (Square Warriors junior welterweight title) Jose Iniquez 131.8 vs. Jesus Sandoval 132.4 (Square Warriors lightweight title) Mike Russell 199.6 vs.…
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Machado beats Morales in clash of 130lb contenders

In a regional super featherweight unification clash, NABO champion Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (18-0, 15 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision to take the title of NABA champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-2-3, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Complejo Ferial De Puerto Rico in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The big-punching Freddie Roach-trained Machado, rated WBO #7 and WBA #9, floored Morales, who went down face first in round two. Morales, rated WBA #6, managed to not only continue, but finish the whole fight. Scores were 99-90, 99-90, 98-91.

Photo: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC, Golden Boy Promotions

“I felt good in the ring,” said Alberto Machado. “I needed this for my career. I put myself to the test because almost all my fights had been by knockout, and I’m happy with the victory. Carlos Morales is a tough fighter who used everything his arsenal and pushed until the end. Hopefully I will now be rated no. 2 or no. 3 with the WBA, and it is a matter of meeting with my promoters, taking time to rest and seeing what comes next.” Continue reading “Machado beats Morales in clash of 130lb contenders”

In a regional super featherweight unification clash, NABO champion Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (18-0, 15 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision to take the title of NABA champion Carlos…
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Chato Robles tops Sept 1 LA Fight Club

Unbeaten local featherweight Manny “Chato” Robles, Jr. (13-0, 5 KOs) will headline against TBA on September 1 in an eight-round fight at the Belasco Theater, televised live on Estrella TV. The televised co-main event will feature two-time Brazilian Olympian Everton Lopes (4-0, 1 KO) in a six-round featherweight battle against native Mexican Angel “Pescado” Sarinana (7-7-2, 3 KOs). Kicking off the telecast is super featherweight Javier Martinez (2-0, 2 KOs) in a six-rounder against Jose “Chore” Martinez (10-10, 6 KOs).

Unbeaten local featherweight Manny “Chato” Robles, Jr. (13-0, 5 KOs) will headline against TBA on September 1 in an eight-round fight at the Belasco Theater, televised live on Estrella TV.…
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Crawford, Indongo make weight

By Bill Green

Long, intense face-off between Crawford and Indongo. Neither would look away. Finally they began pressing foreheads together and were separated.

Terence Crawford 140 vs. Julius Indongo 139
(WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO jr welterweight title)

Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174.4 vs. Craig Baker 174.6
(NABF light heavyweight title)
Shakur Stevenson 126.2 vs. David Paz 125.6

Dillan Whyte 260 vs. Malcolm Tann 238.2
Bryant Jennings 230.8 vs. Daniel Martz 255.4
Cesar Ruiz 175 vs. Steve Nelson 175
Mike Alvarado 148 vs. Sidney Siqueira 145.4
Baltazar Ramirez 133 vs. Kevin Ventura 132.2
(Ventura has one hour to lose .2)
Michael Reed 141 vs. Robert Frankel 139

Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN

By Bill Green Long, intense face-off between Crawford and Indongo. Neither would look away. Finally they began pressing foreheads together and were separated. Terence Crawford 140 vs. Julius Indongo 139…
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Mike Alvarado: The Road Back

By Bill Green

The undercard bouts for Saturday night’s main event between Crawford-Indongo aren’t your average fill-in or time-managed off-television oriented fights. With a former Olympian and undefeated prospect in Shakur Stevenson 2-0 (1), former Heavyweight challenger Bryant “Bye-Bye” Jennings 19-2 (10), undefeated super-lightweight prospect Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed 22-0 (12), Omaha rising prospects Kevin “Bad Ass” Ventura 7-0 (6) and Steven “So Cold” Nelson 8-0 (7) ….one would be thankful and be in boxing heaven.

Photo: Robert Hughes

However, this is Top Rank and this is history in the making. How can it get any better? How about including former 2 x Super-Lightweight blood and guts warrior, “Mile High” Mike Alvarado 37-4 (25). Continue reading “Mike Alvarado: The Road Back”

By Bill Green The undercard bouts for Saturday night’s main event between Crawford-Indongo aren’t your average fill-in or time-managed off-television oriented fights. With a former Olympian and undefeated prospect in…
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Hooker Back in the Ring Saturday

By Robert Hughes
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

While Terrance Crawford is 650 miles north in Lincoln, Nebraska fighting for all the other super lightweight belts, Maurice ‘Mighty Mo’ Hooker will be battling Courtney ‘CJ’ Jackson for the NABO Super-Lightweight [Jr. Welterweight] title on Saturday at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Crawford will be watched by millions on ESPN taking on Julius Indongo and raising lots of money for himself. Hooker [22-0-3, 16 KO] will make somewhat less and headline a non-televised black-tie fundraiser for a DFW-area chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Continue reading “Hooker Back in the Ring Saturday”

By Robert Hughes Photos: Stacey Verbeek While Terrance Crawford is 650 miles north in Lincoln, Nebraska fighting for all the other super lightweight belts, Maurice ‘Mighty Mo’ Hooker will be…
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Orozco-Ortiz on HBO Sept 23

Super lightweight contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC USNBC Super Lightweight title against veteran Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs) in the televised opener and co-feature for the lightweight showdown between Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) for the WBA Lightweight World Championship on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Super lightweight contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC USNBC Super Lightweight title against veteran Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs) in…
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Cornflake LaManna fighting with a chip on his shoulder

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

South Jersey welterweight boxer Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, 23-2, 9 KOs, approaches his next fight, a self-promoted, ten round bout with George Sosa, 15-9, 15 KOs, on Saturday night, for the WBC Silver Latino welterweight title, at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, with a new testy attitude and a clearer view of his career.

Photo: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Usually happy-go-lucky, even as a fight nears, the Cornflake 2.0 that is prepping for Sosa is an edgier, angrier, and slightly disillusioned, all new Thomas LaManna. Perhaps this fighter, who’s always felt like every boxing fan’s little brother, has completely grown up.

“In boxing, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and it’s all about politics,” LaManna said. Continue reading “Cornflake LaManna fighting with a chip on his shoulder”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com South Jersey welterweight boxer Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, 23-2, 9 KOs, approaches his next fight, a self-promoted, ten round bout with George Sosa, 15-9, 15 KOs,…
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Whyte targets Wilder or Parker

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBC #5, IBF #7, WBO #10 Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) is confident of victory over Malcolm Tann (24-5, 13 KOs) on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, which could get him a title shot against WBC champion Deontay Wilder or WBO champion Joseph Parker. “It’s good to make some noise Stateside because we are trying to make some noise to get the Deontay Wilder fight,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “It’s good to come here, put on a show, hopefully get the KO and go home. Continue reading “Whyte targets Wilder or Parker”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBC #5, IBF #7, WBO #10 Dillian Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) is confident of victory over Malcolm Tann (24-5, 13 KOs) on Saturday…
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Boots Ennis headlines Oct 21 in Philly

Victory Boxing Promotions has found a new home in Philadelphia. The growing promotional outfit will make its return to the City of Brotherly love, and re-launch its Philly Strong series at the 23rd Street Armory in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia on October 21st.

The card will be headlined by Jaron “Boots” Ennis (14-0, 12KO), who has racked up six wins in 2017 alone. It was recently announced that Ennis, who is trained by his father Bozy Ennis, and managed by Cameron Dunkin, will be honored at Philadelphia’s Briscoe Awards for the third time. He will take home 2016 Rookie of the Year honors, just days before he steps into the ring in front of his home town for the first time since June. After stopping veteran Wilfredo Acuna in the first round in that fight, Ennis has fought twice more – once in Durham, North Carolina, and once in Washington D.C. Continue reading “Boots Ennis headlines Oct 21 in Philly”

Victory Boxing Promotions has found a new home in Philadelphia. The growing promotional outfit will make its return to the City of Brotherly love, and re-launch its Philly Strong series…
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Indongo faces Crawford with a continent on his shoulders

By Robert Hough

Julius Indongo is big news in his homeland, Namibia, which has about 2.5 million residents. He’s all over the country’s media in the days before his super lightweight unification fight with Terence Crawford.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs), who raised eyebrows when he went from his Southern African nation to Moscow in December and pulverized Eduard Troyanovsky with a first-round knockout and won the IBF belt, faces Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska for all the light-welterweight belts. The 34-year-old, who ventured to Scotland in April and beat Ricky Burns for the WBA belt, carries the hopes of his nation, and the encouragement of the nation’s president.

The 2008 Olympian moves through life with his leader’s words in his mind: “Whatever your travels, be a man and know that you represent the whole of Namibia.” Continue reading “Indongo faces Crawford with a continent on his shoulders”

By Robert Hough Julius Indongo is big news in his homeland, Namibia, which has about 2.5 million residents. He’s all over the country’s media in the days before his super…
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Joshua wants Cardiff defense Oct 28

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would like to defend the title against Kubrat Pulev at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium rather than defend the championship in Las Vegas. If he defends in Cardiff it will be October 28. The date and venue in Las Vegas would be the T-Mobile Arena on November 11.

“I’m not turning Vegas down, I’d go, but for the people it’s easier,” Joshua, 27, told Press Association Sport.”My heart always tells me the UK, because a lot of people that have supported me since the amateurs are from here, and it gives them a chance to come down and watch a heavyweight title fight without having to travel.”I know people will always make the effort but sometimes you want to make it as easy as possible for them. Continue reading “Joshua wants Cardiff defense Oct 28”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would like to defend the title against Kubrat Pulev at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium rather than defend the…
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Mayweather: This will be my last fight

Former world champion Floyd Mayweather said today that his August 26 boxing match against MMA fighter Conor McGregor will absolutely be his last fight.

“I thought Andre Berto was going to be the last weigh-in, the last training camp,” said Mayweather. “Honestly speaking, I thought that was going to be my last everything. You just don’t know what can happen. We’re here with this big event, so… This is my last one ladies and gentleman. I gave my word to Al Haymon, I gave my word to my children. And one thing I don’t want to do is break that. I gave Haymon my word, I gave my children my word, I’m going to stick to my word. This will be my last fight!”

Former world champion Floyd Mayweather said today that his August 26 boxing match against MMA fighter Conor McGregor will absolutely be his last fight. “I thought Andre Berto was going…
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Ward replaces Bradley on ESPN announce team

Undefeated two-division world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward will join ESPN’s coverage of two of the year’s biggest boxing events: the August 19th Top Rank Boxing on ESPN Terence “Bud” Crawford vs Julius Indongo and the August 26th pay-per-view Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.

Ward, the current Unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, will join ESPN’s Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas as a guest analyst for the August 19th Top Rank Boxing on ESPN “Unification” fight, replacing recently retired Timothy Bradley who had been in that role.

Undefeated two-division world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward will join ESPN’s coverage of two of the year’s biggest boxing events: the August 19th Top Rank Boxing on…
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Benavides-Gavril on Showtime

Unbeaten rising star David Benavidez and powerful contender Ronald Gavril will battle for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Championship on Friday, Sept. 8 live on SHOWTIME in the headlining attraction of a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will feature two additional showdowns in the super middleweight division. Once-beaten J’Leon Love (23-1, 13 KOs) will battle Texas-native Abraham Han (26-3, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout while unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (15-0, 10 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Alan Campa (16-3, 11 KOs) in 10 rounds of action.

Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) has a chance to make history – at just 20-years-old he is aiming to become the youngest super middleweight champion in history and the youngest reigning world champion in the sport today. Gavril (18-1, 14 KOs) will seek to keep the WBC 168-pound title in the Mayweather Promotions family after it was vacated by his stablemate, Badou Jack.

Unbeaten rising star David Benavidez and powerful contender Ronald Gavril will battle for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Championship on Friday, Sept. 8 live on SHOWTIME in the headlining…
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ESPN2 Weights from Puerto Rico

Alberto Machado 130 vs. Carlos Morales 130

Photo: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC, Golden Boy Promotions

Emanuel Rivera 117 vs. Nate Green 117
Juan Carlos Camacho 114 vs. Edwin Rodriguez 114

Venue: Complejo Ferial De Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Promoter Golden Boy
TV: ESPN2

Alberto Machado 130 vs. Carlos Morales 130 Emanuel Rivera 117 vs. Nate Green 117 Juan Carlos Camacho 114 vs. Edwin Rodriguez 114 Venue: Complejo Ferial De Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto…
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Crawford-Indongo Presser Quotes

By Bill Green

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

In one of your championship fights you scored a one punch KO victory and in the next you outboxed Ricky Burns to capture your second title. So are you the puncher or the boxer in this fight?

Indongo: I’m just a boxer, you know. The Troyanovsky KO just happened, it came out of nowhere. I will just be me and let God take care of the rest. I’m excited and blessed for the opportunity to be on such a big stage.

Terence, when your critics said that Postol had a better jab, you took it away and showed yours, when they said Diaz was a pure slick boxer and Olympian…you outclassed and outboxed him. What do you feel Indongo does well and what will you do to neutralize it?

Crawford: I will do exactly that. I will take away what he is confident in doing. He does have good movement and is very confident. I want to test his body and cut off the ring at times. But, you all will have to show up and see how the fight will play out.

By Bill Green In one of your championship fights you scored a one punch KO victory and in the next you outboxed Ricky Burns to capture your second title. So…
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Shawn Porter pulls out of FOX fight

Former world champion and top welterweight contender “Showtime” Shawn Porter has pulled out of the welterweight battle against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme that headlines the Mayweather vs. McGregor preliminary bouts on FOX and FOX Deportes on August 26 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Porter withdrew from the match due to personal reasons, which included a death in his family. 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas (19-3, 9 KOs) will replace Porter and now take on Dulorme (24-2, 18 KOs) in the main preliminary bout on FOX. Continue reading “Shawn Porter pulls out of FOX fight”

Former world champion and top welterweight contender “Showtime” Shawn Porter has pulled out of the welterweight battle against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme that headlines the Mayweather vs. McGregor preliminary…
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Horn confident of beating Pacquiao again

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is confident he will defeat Manny Pacquiao again in their rematch and says he will show his victory over the future Hall of Famer was no fluke.

“Just give us a date, a time and the place to show up so we can get it on,’’ Horn told the Townsville Bulletin. “There was so much backlash on that last fight with judging and then going to a recount. I think I’ll improve from the first time and when I beat him again it won’t be considered a fluke…I’m just happy to take the fight and my main concern is that it is in Australia.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is confident he will defeat Manny Pacquiao again in their rematch and says he will show his victory…
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