Oner: Eubank Jr. is a spoiled kid

Coach Ahmet Öner is ready to send his boxer Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) into war against Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) on October 7 at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. The former light heavyweight, now coach and manager, believes that his fighter can go all the way to win the World Boxing Super Series tournament. The first obstacle is Chris Eubank Jr., but Öner does not see the British IBO Champion as a serious threat.

“I do not fear Eubank Jr. He has nothing to stop Avni. Eubank is a kid, a spoiled kid who thinks he is a brave tough guy, he is not. Continue reading “Oner: Eubank Jr. is a spoiled kid”

Coach Ahmet Öner is ready to send his boxer Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) into war against Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) on October 7 at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in…
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New opponent for Schwarz

WBO #4 heavyweight Tom Schwarz (19-0, 12 KOs) will now face Ali “Sultan” Baghouz (10-0-1, 6 KOs) on September 30 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. Baghouz stepped in after original foe Marcin Siwy suffered a hand injury in sparring last week that will require surgery. The WBO Intercontinental title fight will be televised in Germany on MDR.

WBO #4 heavyweight Tom Schwarz (19-0, 12 KOs) will now face Ali “Sultan” Baghouz (10-0-1, 6 KOs) on September 30 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. Baghouz stepped in…
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Parker-Fury Press Conference Heats Up

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and challenger Hughie Fury both vowed to win by knockout before facing off at today’s press conference in advance of Saturday’s PPV clash in Manchester, England.

Things turned ugly when Parker’s promoter David Higgins got into a shouting match with Hughie’s father and manager Peter Fury over the BBBoC’s decision to use a British referee rather than a neutral referee as per WBO rules. Both Parker and his trainer Kevin Barry stated they plan to go through with Saturday’s fight despite the referee dispute.

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and challenger Hughie Fury both vowed to win by knockout before facing off at today’s press conference in advance of Saturday’s PPV clash in Manchester,…
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Valdez gearing up for homecoming title defense

By Miguel Maravilla

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs) of Tucson, Arizona by way of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico will make his homecoming as he takes on undefeated Filipino Genesis Servania (29-0, 12 KOs) this Friday at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona headlining the latest edition of Top Rank on ESPN. We caught up with the champ during camp where he spoke to us about his preparation and upcoming fight.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

“I am ready for this fight I am facing Genesis Servania, a tough Filipino fighter who is ranked fourth in the WBO. We are pretty excited for this and try to give it our best,” Valdez told Fightnews.com®. Continue reading “Valdez gearing up for homecoming title defense”

By Miguel Maravilla WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs) of Tucson, Arizona by way of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico will make his homecoming as he takes on undefeated Filipino…
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WBO #10 Jackson defeats Santiago

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #10 featherweight Luke Jackson (15-0) outpointed Mexico’s Humberto de Santiago (14-4-1) over ten rounds at the Hobart Town Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on Saturday to successfully defend the WBO Oriental crown. Promoter Grant Brown said after the bout, “The win over Santiago should get Lucas a top six rating and we are focused on a WBO title shot against Oscar Valdez.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #10 featherweight Luke Jackson (15-0) outpointed Mexico’s Humberto de Santiago (14-4-1) over ten rounds at the Hobart Town Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia…
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Ferguson stops Tapusoa in three

Report and photos by Ricardo Ibarra

Adding his ninth consecutive knockout win, undefeated cruiserweight Patrick Ferguson (9-0, 9 KOs) stopped Missouri’s Gary Tapusoa (9-7-1, 8 KOs) in the third of a scheduled ten rounds on Saturday night at the Oregon State Fair and Expo in Salem, Oregon, highlighting Rogue Promotions’ second installment of its mixed boxing/MMA series ‘Arena Wars: Total Kombat.’ Ferguson, of Spokane, Washington, picked Tapusoa apart over the course of three rounds, dropping him once in the second and three times in the third before the referee waved it off. Continue reading “Ferguson stops Tapusoa in three”

Report and photos by Ricardo Ibarra Adding his ninth consecutive knockout win, undefeated cruiserweight Patrick Ferguson (9-0, 9 KOs) stopped Missouri’s Gary Tapusoa (9-7-1, 8 KOs) in the third of…
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Chavez Jr. planning comeback

Former WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has announced via Twitter that he is returning to the ring on November 11 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The “Son of the Legend” will face former world champion Anthony Dirrell (30-1-1, 24 KOs) in the super middleweight division. Junior (50-3-1, 32 KOs) is coming off a bad loss to Canelo Alvarez in May. Dirrell is 3-0 since losing his WBC super middle belt to Badou Jack in 2015.

Former WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has announced via Twitter that he is returning to the ring on November 11 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The…
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Golovkin: Of course I want the rematch

Undefeated WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) wants a rematch with Mexican boxing icon Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs). That bout would likely take place in May or September of 2018.

Gennady Golovkin: “Of course I want the rematch. Real Mexican style fighters do not run from best fight, from history fight.”

Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez: “To paraphrase Gennady, this was a big drama score. Gennady and Canelo treated us to a great event. It’s a shame they didn’t get the definitive result they deserved. It was a close fight. I thought Gennady won. You don’t win fights backing up all night.”

Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter: “There is no question that Gennady won the fight. Because the world was watching and the media was covering, this time, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. Saturday’s HBO replay will show that. There are no issues to doing a rematch. I just hope it takes Canelo and Golden Boy less time to do it than it did to make this fight. Enough drama, let’s get them back into the ring. Gennady is a true champion. He runs from no one.”

Undefeated WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) wants a rematch with Mexican boxing icon Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs). That bout would likely take place in May…
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Golovkin, Alvarvez Post Fight Presser

By Miguel Maravilla

Following their highly anticipated showdown Saturday night, middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan met in the ring a second time, but not for a rematch. The two battled it out to a draw in front of sold out crowd of 22,358 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Golovkin and Alvarez spoke about their battle at the post-fight press conference.

“I am champion, this was the biggest fight in boxing. This is terrible, I am over it,” Gennady Golovkin said. “I saw the reaction, it’s terrible this is not fair.”

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stated, “I am happy with what I saw tonight. The plan was to use the ring and the ropes we did exactly that. Lets put the scorecard aside we fought a great fight tonight. If people want a rematch. Why not?” Continue reading “Golovkin, Alvarvez Post Fight Presser”

By Miguel Maravilla Following their highly anticipated showdown Saturday night, middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs)…
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NSAC: Adalaide had a bad night

The controversial 118-110 scorecard in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight submitted by veteran Las Vegas boxing judge Adalaide Byrd has received widespread criticism from media and fans alike. She shockingly awarded only two rounds to Gennady Golovkin Saturday night in a fight many thought he won or at least was very close.

However, despite the blowing the scoring, NSAC executive director Bob Bennett defended her. He acknowledged her score was “a little wide,” but he stated that she is an outstanding judge and he still has full confidence in her. “I’ll go over the fight with Adalaide round by round,” Bennett told the press. “She’ll have to articulate to me what she saw, how she saw it, why she scored each round the way she did, and then we’ll continue to move forward from there.” Continue reading “NSAC: Adalaide had a bad night”

The controversial 118-110 scorecard in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight submitted by veteran Las Vegas boxing judge Adalaide Byrd has received widespread criticism from media and fans alike. She shockingly awarded only…
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GGG, Canelo Quick Quotes

Canelo Alvarez: “I thought I won the fight. I was superior inside the ring. I won at least 7…8 of the rounds. I was able to counterpunch and even make Gennady Golovkin wobble a couple of times. It’s up to the people if we fight again, I feel frustrated over this draw.”

Gennady Golovkin: “It’s a big drama show. I want to thank all my fans, I want to thank all my Kazakhstan fans for supporting me, for coming out. Of course, I want a rematch, this was a real fight. Look I still have all the belts, I’m still the champion.”

Canelo Alvarez: “I thought I won the fight. I was superior inside the ring. I won at least 7…8 of the rounds. I was able to counterpunch and even make…
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Golovkin and Canelo battle to a draw

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo used his speed and movement, while Golovkin delivered tremendous pressure. In the end, judges scored it 118-110 Canelo, 115-113 Golovkin, 114-114. Continue reading “Golovkin and Canelo battle to a draw”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) battled…
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Williams defeats Rodriguez

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a close main event at the Twin River Casino in Providence, Rhode Island, Jimmy Williams (14-0-1, 6 KO’s) won a unanimous decision over Juan Rodriguez, Jr. (13-4, 5 KO’s) in a clash for the regional WBC USNBC welterweight title. Williams took control early in the 10 round bout, dropping the southpaw with a straight right hand in the 2nd. He continued to effectively cut of the ring, and score on what appeared to be a smaller opponent with his trademark 1-2 punch combinations. Continue reading “Williams defeats Rodriguez”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a close main event at the Twin River Casino in Providence, Rhode Island, Jimmy Williams (14-0-1, 6 KO’s) won a unanimous…
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Diaz tops Rivera to earn WBC title shot

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In the HBO PPV co-main event, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) of South El Monte, California won a unanimous decision against undefeated late replacement Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (25-0-2, 16 KOs) in a 12-round WBC Featherweight title eliminator. Diaz boxed in the early rounds has he took time to feel out Rivera. In round four Rivera began to get aggressive as the composed southpaw Diaz stuck to the plan and continued to box. Continue reading “Diaz tops Rivera to earn WBC title shot”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside In the HBO PPV co-main event, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) of South El Monte, California won a unanimous decision against undefeated late…
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GGG-Canelo undercard results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico the cousin of Oscar De La Hoya, won a unanimous decision in impressive fashion over former world champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (24-1, 14 KOs) of Coachella, California in winning the NABF Super Bantamweight title. Continue reading “GGG-Canelo undercard results”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico the cousin of Oscar De La Hoya, won a unanimous decision in impressive fashion over…
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Saunders tops Monroe, still WBO middle champ

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Willie Monroe, Jr. (21-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. It was a dull, tactical fight with Saunders simply the busier man in most rounds. Monroe closed stronger in rounds eleven and twelve…too little, too late. Scores were 117-111, 115-114, 117-112. After the fight, Saunders handed the mic to his young son, who told Monroe “Sorry for punching you in the nuts!”

Unbeaten WBO #8 light heavyweight Anthony Yarde (13-0, 12 KOs) battered Norbert Nemesapati (25-7, 18 KOs) for three rounds, after which the fight was halted.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Willie Monroe, Jr. (21-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at…
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Smith decisions Skoglund in WBSS opener

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, WBC #1 rated Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #11, IBF #4 (at light heavyweight) Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs) in the first 168lb quarterfinal of the $50 million World Boxing Super Series at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. After a close ten rounds, Smith dropped Skoglund to a knee in round eleven. Scores were 116-112, 117-110, 117-111. Smith claimed the vacant WBC diamond belt.

Super middleweight Martin Murray (36-4-1, 17 KOs) stopped Arman Torosyan (18-4-1, 15 KOs) with a shot to the body in round four. Three straight wins now for the four-time former world title challenger Murray.

Heavyweight David Price pulled out of his fight due to illness.

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, WBC #1 rated Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #11, IBF #4 (at light heavyweight) Erik…
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See Saunders-Monroe Jr fight LIVE

The stream is up and LIVE for the card featuring WBO world middleweight title bout from London, England as undefeated Billy Joe Saunders defends against Willie Monroe, Jr.

The stream is up and LIVE for the card featuring WBO world middleweight title bout from London, England as undefeated Billy Joe Saunders defends against Willie Monroe, Jr.

Loeffler: GGG delivering Fighter of the Year performance

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“If GGG can beat Danny Jacobs and Canelo… and potentially fight one more time this year, I think that’s a Fighter of The Year performance. When you have a great year (in boxing), when you have fights like Klitschko-Joshua, a fight like this, Canelo vs. GGG, the Danny Jacobs fight, the SuperFly show, such a great year for boxing. This really seems to be the peak of the year,” said Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler in a Fightnews.com® interview. “This is the closest odds we ever had for a GGG fight. This makes that a compelling fight. If he performs the way we think Gennady will perform, he said that he wants to fight one more time this year. We already have something that could be interesting for the end of the year…”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “If GGG can beat Danny Jacobs and Canelo… and potentially fight one more time this year, I think that’s a Fighter of The Year performance. When you…
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Melindo edges Budler to retain IBF jr fly title

IBF jr flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo (37-2, 13 KOs) retained his title by bloody twelve round split decision over former two-time world champion Hekkie “The Hexicutioner” Budler (31-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City, Philippines. Melindo overcame two cuts from accidental headbutts to win 117-110, 115-112 on two cards, while Budler was up 115-113 on the third card.

A ten round clash between WBO #3 junior welterweight Jason “El Nino” Pagara (40-2-1, 25KOs) and James “Onyi” Onyango 23-11-2, 19 KOs) ended in a split draw.

In an IBF junior bantamweight eliminator, #8 Jonas “Zorro” Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over #3 John Riel Casimero (24-3, 15 KOs).

WBC #12 bantamweight “King” Arthur Villanueva (31-2, 16 KOs) was victorious when Richie “Magnum” Mepranum (31-7-1, 8 KOs) didn’t come out for round five.

IBF jr flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo (37-2, 13 KOs) retained his title by bloody twelve round split decision over former two-time world champion Hekkie “The Hexicutioner” Budler (31-3,…
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Brant-Brähmer on October 27

Unbeaten super middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (22-0, 15 KOs), the lone American competing in the $50 million World Boxing Super Series tournament, will see his first action on October 27. The Minnesota boxer will be traveling to the Sport and Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany, where he’ll face hometown favorite and former two-time light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (48-3, 35 KOs), who is dropping down a weight class for this tournament.

Unbeaten super middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (22-0, 15 KOs), the lone American competing in the $50 million World Boxing Super Series tournament, will see his first action on October 27.…
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Golden Boy President Eric Gomez: Hard work paid off

By Hesiquio Balderas

Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, had a few minutes to talk to Fightnews.com® about his company, the struggles, and Canelo vs. Golovkin.

“We are finally here,” said Gomez. “It’s fight week, it’s a big event… I am very happy, very excited. A few years ago we were struggling, a lot of people didn’t believe in us. Some media members said we were done. The company was suffering, a lot of people left us, we had no fighters but we did what we know best and that’s to work hard. And “Oscar de la Hoya who is a great brand and was a great fighter reinvented himself. We worked hard as a company with what we had left and we are now here in Las Vegas. We put on the biggest fight of the year and we have the biggest star in boxing Canelo Álvarez.” Continue reading “Golden Boy President Eric Gomez: Hard work paid off”

By Hesiquio Balderas Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, had a few minutes to talk to Fightnews.com® about his company, the struggles, and Canelo vs. Golovkin. “We are…
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Kennedy edges Santos, Khytrov victorious

Photos: Emily Harney

Undefeated Irishman Niall “Boom Boom” Kennedy won a controversial 10-round split decision versus defending champion Alexis Santos to capture the New England heavyweight championship in last night’s (Saturday) main event of Broadway Boxing held in Fox Theater, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT.

Kennedy (9-0, 5 KOs), fighting out of Galway, Ireland, by way of Boston, battled Santos in a competitive, action-packed brawl to be awarded the N.E. title by scores of 96-93, 96-93, 93-96. The majority of fans in attendance, outside of Kennedy’s Irish supporters, and the ringside media felt that Santos, from Lawrence, MA, had the edge and deserved the decision. Continue reading “Kennedy edges Santos, Khytrov victorious”

Photos: Emily Harney Undefeated Irishman Niall “Boom Boom” Kennedy won a controversial 10-round split decision versus defending champion Alexis Santos to capture the New England heavyweight championship in last night’s…
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Lee annihilates Quattrocchi in one

By Craig Wick at ringside

In the ballyhooed lead-up to the CBS Sports Network televised “Rosemont Rumble: Going for 20-0,” the only thing left unsaid was the manner in which undefeated light heavyweight contender Mike Lee (20-0, 11 KOs) would dispose of his opponent, Aaron Quattrocchi (10-2-1, 5 KOs), in their scheduled 10-round contest. The fact that Quattrocchi was hand-picked for the momentous occasion was of little concern to the legion of Lee fans that filled the ‘Dome at the Ballpark’ in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL, Friday night. And true to form, “Mendoza Mike,” as in Notre Dame’s College of Business, picked up his 20th win and perhaps propelled himself into a big money fight as a result.

Now for the bout’s highlights: A passive Quattrocchi down twice from right hands to the chin and stopped at 2:32 from a follow-up Lee flurry. There you have it! Continue reading “Lee annihilates Quattrocchi in one”

By Craig Wick at ringside In the ballyhooed lead-up to the CBS Sports Network televised “Rosemont Rumble: Going for 20-0,” the only thing left unsaid was the manner in which…
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