Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

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

Have we seen the last of Arthur Abraham?

After his one-sided defeat against Chris Eubank Jr., 37-year-old former two-division world champion Arthur Abraham (46-6, 30 KOs) is nearing the end of the road in his great career. Longtime trainer Ulli Wegner told BILD, “Arthur just doesn’t have the heart anymore.” The one remaining big fight possible in Abraham’s future could be a clash with stablemate Tyron Zeuge, who holds the WBA “regular” super middleweight world title. Abraham and his team will be reviewing his options next week.

Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

Antonio Moran 135 vs. Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales 135
(10 Rounds WBO Latin lightweight title)

Luis Daniel Flores 132 vs. Jerson Aguilar 131
Omar Solano 135 vs. Sebastian Lopez 135
Giovanni De Jesus 134 vs. Miguel Angel Flores 134
Eduardo Esparza 118 vs. Ivan Hernandez 118
Victor Dominguez 118 vs. Carlos Garcia 124
Ricardo Garcia 125 vs. Tomas Rayon 121

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry Mexico City, MX
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx
TV: Telemundo Network 11:35 PM ET 10:35 CT
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas

Pacquiao on John McCain

Senator Manny Pacquiao: “I had the opportunity to personally meet Senator McCain in Washington, D.C. in February 2015 and am saddened to hear of his present health issues. My thoughts and prayers go out to Senator McCain for a speedy and full recovery. As with God, anything is possible.”

Weights from Puerto Rico

Amanda Serrano 121.9 vs. Edina Kiss 121.6
(WBO female jr featherweight title)

Photo: Ivan Ojeda/PRBBP

Jonathan Oquendo 129 vs. Orlando Rizo 132
Jeyvier Cintrón 118 vs. Guillermo Dejeas 121
Robson Conceicao 129 vs. Bernardo Gómez 133 (136 1st time)

Venue: San Juan Ballroom at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions Inc.
TV: WAPA2 (Puerto Rico)

Ali-Perez undercard announced

Golden Boy Promotions is bringing the desert heat to Casino Del Sol with an undercard to open up the 10-round main event of Sadam “The World Kid” Ali (24-1, 14 KOs) versus Johan “El Terrible” Perez (22-3-4, 15 KOs) for the vacant WBA International Welterweight title. The July 29th action of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN will be aired on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 beginning at midnight/ 9:00 p.m. PT.

Fighting in the co-main event, Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (20-2, 11 KOs) of the Bronx, NY will take on Alejandro “El Elegido” Barrera (26-3, 17 KOs) of Nuevo Leon, Mex. for an eight-round welterweight fight. Continue reading “Ali-Perez undercard announced”

Warren-Arroyo clash in IBF eliminator

Former world champion Rau’shee Warren (14-2, 4 KOs) will return to the ring in a junior bantamweight world title eliminator against former 115-pound champion McJoe Arroyo (17-1, 8 KOs) as part of undercard action on Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center. The July 29 event is headlined by a super lightweight showdown between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and unbeaten three-division world champion Mikey Garcia, in a 12-round bout presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast will also feature unbeaten Jermall Charlo facing Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland plus highlights of the heavyweight matchup between former title challenger Gerald Washington and unbeaten Jarrell Miller.

Elbiali wants top ten opponent

After his resent destruction of Christopher Brooker, a second round KO shown live on PBC on FS1, undefeated light heavyweight, Ahmed Elbiali (16-0, 13 KOs) is looking to step up in competition. With the 175 lbs. division loaded with talent, Elbiali is looking to get ranked with a victory against a name fighter. “I think the time is now for me to step up in competition and face a name fighter, someone who’s making, or who has made some noise in the light heavyweight division,” said Miami’s Ahmed Elbiali. “This division is stacked, but I know I can beat some of the fighters that are currently ranked in the top ten. I just want to prove myself against a notable fighter.

Main Events inks Frank Galarza

Main Events has signed Brooklyn super welterweight Frank “Notorious” Galarza (17-2-2, 11 KOs). After nearly a year-long lay off, the 31-year-old Galarza can’t wait to re-enter the ring and is excited to be fighting under the Main Events’ banner. He is managed by Adrian Clark who also manages Main Events stablemate Cassius Chaney. “Frank Galarza is one of the fighters that I’ve always felt we could promote well,” said Main Events CEO Kathy Duva. “He has a fan-friendly style and fans in the New York and Connecticut area, so he’s really a perfect fit for Main Events. Now it’s time to get to work!” His next fight is TBA.

Otake, Dacquel keep OPBF belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

An OPBF title twinbill took place on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan, and we saw both defending champions successfully keep their belts after hard-fought battles. OPBF super-bantam titlist Hidenori Otake (29-2-3, 13 KOs), a shaven skulled Japanese veteran, 121.75, retained his throne as he displayed his great durability and abundant stamina in finally finishing Kinshiro Usui (27-6, 11 KOs), 122, with persistent body bombardments at 3:04 of the tenth round.

Having failed to win the WBA 122-pound belt from Scott Quigg via nearly lopsided decision in Liverpool in 2014, Otake scored six wins straight since and acquired the vacant OPBF belt by beating Filipino Jelbirt Gomera this March. Otake withstood Usui’s sharper lefts in earlier rounds, fought back patiently and had him gradually slowing down with continual combinations downstairs. Usui, a year his senior at 37, knelt down with the champ’s tenacious assault with the towel fluttering from the corner. A towel-tossing during the ref’s counting has the result registered as a knockout here in Japan. Continue reading “Otake, Dacquel keep OPBF belts”

Ex-champ “Titere” Vazquez returns Sept 2

Former IBF lightweight champion, Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (38-5, 14 KOs) returns on September 2 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, against Daniel “Cañerito” Ruiz (34-10-2, 24 KOs) in a clash for the WBC Latino super welterweight belt. Vazquez, coming off a W8 two weeks ago, is a slick boxer who can usually be counted on to have his bouts go the full distance. He is now promoted by Joel Gallegos/4X4 Promotions and is looking to land a WBC title shot soon.

Bronco aims to buck Telemundo foe Friday

Veteran Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales (34-12,18 KOs) will goes heads up with countryman Antonio “Toño” Morán (21-2, 14 KOs) this Friday. The 10 round lightweight bout will be the Telemundo main event with the vacant WBO Latino title at stake. The site will be the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City, Mexico.

Rosales was a hot prospect in the mid-2000s and has fought multiple future world champions along the way. He is taking this fight on very short notice but took this chance to get back into world title contention. He just beat an unbeaten prospect in his last fight and looks to carry that momentum into the ring versus Morán. Continue reading “Bronco aims to buck Telemundo foe Friday”

Fans must pre-register to buy Mayweather-McGregor tickets

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

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

Dirrell-Benavidez clash for WBC 168lb title

Anthony Dirrell and David Benavidez will clash on a date to be named with the World Boxing Council super middleweight title on the line. Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs), 20, comes from knocking out Rogelio Medina in 8 rounds to get this title shot. While Dirrell (30-1-1, 24 KOs), 32, arrives after knocking out Hungarian fighter Norbert Nemesapati in January. Originally Dirrell was to fight Callum Smith for belt, which was vacated by Sweden’s Badou Jack to climb up a division. However, Smith chose to enter to the “WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES” where he will face Sweden’s Erik Skoglund on September 16.

Note: Per Benavidez’ promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, the September 9 date announced by the WBC is only a ‘tentative’ date.

Canelo opens training camp

Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) returned to San Diego for the eighth consecutive time and for his sixth headlining pay-per-view event to open training camp ahead of his Sept. 16 clash against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) for middleweight supremacy at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo’s daily routine in camp consists of:

– Running from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
– Breakfast after the run, followed by rest.
– Eats a light meal or snack at 1 p.m. before heading over to his gym.
– Training in the gym from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday (exercises, hitting the mitts, jumping rope, etc.).
– Sparring sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Continue reading “Canelo opens training camp”

WBSS begins Sept 16, same day as GGG-Canelo

An already busy boxing day just got busier. On September 16, the first of the World Boxing Super Series’ super middleweight match ups featuring Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) against Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) in a quarter-final bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Smith selected Skoglund as his quarter-final opponent during the live Draft Gala on July 8th at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, and as one of the four seeded super middleweights he will enjoy home advantage for his first tournament test. The WBC Diamond Championship will also be on the line. Ticket details will be announced next week.

IBF orders Farmer-Fonseca eliminator

The IBF has ordered a jr lightweight eliminator between #5 Tevin Farmer (25-4, 5 KOs) and #7 Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs), the two highest ranked available contenders. The winner will be ranked #1 and become the mandatory challenger for world champion Gervonta Davis. Negotiations should be concluded by July 26, 2017.

Jermain Taylor arrested in Arkansas

More problems for former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor. Taylor, 38, was arrested Tuesday in Maumelle, Arkansas for allegedly biting his girlfriend on the face and arm and threatening to kill her. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Taylor was later released by authorities and is being charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, third-degree domestic battery and interference with emergency communication. Taylor has been involved in a number of troubling incidents in recent years and is currently on probation.

Moran on TYM

Lightweight Antonio Moran was a special guest tonight from the studios in Mexico City of the popular program Titulares y Mas to talk about the most difficult fight of his career this Friday, July 21 against veteran Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales for the WBO Latin title at the Auditorio Blackberry. The bout will be televised at 11:35 PM ET/10:35 PM CT by Telemundo as part of their summer season Boxeo Telemundo Ford.

Sueyoshi, Ishimoto Victorious

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Upcoming Japanese prospect, WBO#13 super-feather Tsutomu Sueyoshi (15-1, 10 KOs), 131.75, made short work of Filipino Nelson Tinampay (12-5-1, 5 KOs), 132, with a single body shot at 2:32 of the third round in a scheduled ten on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Sueyoshi, an upright jabber, once suffered a split decision loss to Masayuki Ito, the current OPBF 130-pound titlist, in a four-round contest in 2012, and thus scored twelve victorious in a row. Tinampay fell prone in agony to be counted out by the referee Someya. Continue reading “Sueyoshi, Ishimoto Victorious”

Weeks, Chacon arrive in Ghana

By David Finger

Argentine contender Javier Nicholas Chacon (25-3-1, 7 KOs) and American referee Tony Weeks arrived in Accra, Ghana this week as part of what looks to be one of the biggest fights to take place in Ghana in years. Chacon will take on undefeated WBO International junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe (16-0, 10 KOs), who is ranked #4 at 122-pounds by the WBO, for Dogboe’s belt.

Photo: Paul Dogboe

Dogboe is looking to close out 2017 with a world title fight and it is assumed that a dominant win over Chacon is the final hurdle he needs to overcome in his quest for a world title fight. Continue reading “Weeks, Chacon arrive in Ghana”

Martin, Rodriguez, Elbiali score crushing KOs

Former IBF heavyweight world champion “Prince” Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs) laid out Mike Marrone (21-8, 15 KOs) in the first round on Tuesday night at the Rapides Coliseum in Alexandria, Louisiana. This was Martin’s second appearance since losing the world title to Anthony Joshua.

Former world title challenger Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (29-2, 20 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Melvin Russell (10-2-2, 6 KOs). It was Rodriguez’ first fight since a KO loss to Thomas Williams Jr 15 months ago.

Featherweight Chris Avalos (27-5, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Miguel Flores (21-2, 9 KOs). Flores dropped Avalos in round three, but in round four Flores suffered a cut over his left eye which ultimately led to the bout being stopped after round five.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a second round KO over Christopher Brooker (12-4, 5 KOs).

Welterweight Ryan Karl (14-1, 9 KOs) outpointed Carlos Velasquez (24-30-2, 14 KOs) over eight rounds.

Amanda Serrano sharp in workout

Photos: Jose Madera/PRBBP

Three days before their fights, Puerto Rican boxers Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, Jonathan Oquendo, Jeyvier Cintron and Brazilian Robson Conceicao worked out for the media en route to the beginning of the series “Viernes de Campeones en Casino Metro Boxing Nights,” presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) on Friday the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan.

The fighters trained with their respective work teams at the Félix Pagán Pintor in Guaynabo, where they showed their condition for their respective bouts. Continue reading “Amanda Serrano sharp in workout”

Silveira-Clark collide August 5

Welterweight Derek Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs) is trying to make up for lost time, 3.5 years of ring inactivity from the summer of 2013 until this past April, as he prepares to headline the August 5th “Fight Night at the Bay” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts. Silveira will face former world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-16-1, 18 KOs) in the eight-round main event. Clark has lost eight straight fights.

Also on the card is an eight-round fight between three-time female world title challenger Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO) and former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs), plus cruiserweight Chris Traietti (23-4, 19 KOs) faces Nick Lavin (4-5, 4 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Traietti is also the co-promoter.