LA Fight Club Recap

Paramount, Calif.’s Charles Huerta (20-5, 11 KOs) continued his rise to the top of the super featherweight division with a split decision victory against Miguel “Miguelito” Gonzalez (20-3, 17 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico as the main event of the latest edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and televised live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.

Photo: Kyte Monroe/BoxStats

Huerta, the 31-year-old who is coming off a spectacular third-round technical knockout victory against Ivan “Striker” Delgado earlier this year, boxed intelligently throughout the fight, using short punches to outland Gonzalez in nearly every round. Huerta demonstrated that he can fight both forward and backward, using the outside to his advantage or pushing forward when he sensed Gonzalez was hurt. Continue reading “LA Fight Club Recap”

Paramount, Calif.’s Charles Huerta (20-5, 11 KOs) continued his rise to the top of the super featherweight division with a split decision victory against Miguel “Miguelito” Gonzalez (20-3, 17 KOs)…
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Venezuelan Perez for Fedebol in Colon, Panama

By Hector Villareal

Venezuelan welterweight Adrian “Morochito” Perez (6-1, 4 KO’s) faces Panamanian Omir Rodriguez (8-2-1, 4 KO’s) at the Club Arabe in Colon City, Panama in a 9 rounds fight in which Perez can win the WBA Fedebol welterweight championship. Rodriguez weighed in at 149 pounds so the belt will remain in vacancy if he wins.

9 fights complete the “C3 Bajo Fuego” card presented by Rogelio Espiño’s Promociones del Istmo:

Eric Walters 137.75 vs Kelly Figueroa 137.75
Edgar Valencia 118 vs Israel Hidrogo 117.75
Azael Villar 110 vs Jesus Martinez 108
Pablo Vicente 130 vs Leonel Lugo 129.5
Jaime Muñoz 135.5 vs Jose Bernal 138
Damian Rodriguez 154 vs Rafael May 149.5
Rafael Pedroza 118.75 vs Eric Arrieta 116.25
Daniel Matellon 107.75 vs Yenrry Bermudez 106.5
Tickets $12, $35, $60

By Hector Villareal Venezuelan welterweight Adrian “Morochito” Perez (6-1, 4 KO’s) faces Panamanian Omir Rodriguez (8-2-1, 4 KO’s) at the Club Arabe in Colon City, Panama in a 9 rounds…
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Mayweather: For me, it’s just another day

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Floyd “Money” Mayweather opened up the Mayweather Boxing Club on Thursday for a media workout ahead of his highly anticipated matchup against UFC champion Conor McGregor on Saturday, Aug. 26 in the headlining attraction of a SHOWTIME PPV event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather: “I’ve been here before and I know what it takes. It’s my same old routine but I’m older now so I have to let the body rest a lot more. With age comes wisdom. When I was a lot younger I would just train and train and never let myself recuperate. When I come back from resting I come back rejuvenated and with a lot more spark.

“This isn’t just a fight; this is an event. We both owe the fans and everyone tuning in a lot of excitement. That’s what we’re there to give them. Continue reading “Mayweather: For me, it’s just another day”

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Floyd “Money” Mayweather opened up the Mayweather Boxing Club on Thursday for a media workout ahead of his highly anticipated matchup against UFC champion Conor McGregor on…
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Huerta, Chimpa victorious

Super featherweight Charles Huerta (20-5, 11 KOs) scored a eighth round technical split-decision over Miguel A. Gonzalez (20-3, 17 KOs) on Thursday night at the Belasco Theater in LA. Both fighters battled a tactical eight rounds. In round eight there was an accidental clash of heads which caused the doctor to stop the fight. Time was 0:32 seconds. Scores were 78-75, 77-76 for Huerta, 78-75 for Gonzalez.

Lightweight Christian ‘Chimpa’ Gonzalez (17-1, 15 KOs) scored a third round knockout over Daniel Perales (10-11-1, 5 KOs). Gonzalez controlled the action throughout the fight. In the third round Perales was knocked down by Gonzalez. Perales decided he had enough and stayed down.

Undefeated featherweight Francisco Esparza (6-0-1, 2 KOs) and Fernando Fuentes (12-7-1, 4 KOs) battled over six rounds, ending up in a majority draw. Scores were 58-56, 57-57, 57-57.

Super featherweight Charles Huerta (20-5, 11 KOs) scored a eighth round technical split-decision over Miguel A. Gonzalez (20-3, 17 KOs) on Thursday night at the Belasco Theater in LA. Both…
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Williams-Sulęcki in the works?

By Przemek Garczarczyk

A couple of weeks ago, Andrzej Wasilewski (Sferis Knockout Promotions), promoter of WBC #5 rated super welterweight Maciej Sulęcki (25-0, 10 KO) told Polish media that “something big is in the works.” Turns out the “something big” is WBC #6 Julian “J-Rock” Williams (23-1, 15 KO) who Wasilewski says received an offer to confront the still undefeated Sulęcki.

Photo: PAP

Both Sulęcki and Williams have the same advisor, and Sulęcki did not hesitate when the offer arrived. Continue reading “Williams-Sulęcki in the works?”

By Przemek Garczarczyk A couple of weeks ago, Andrzej Wasilewski (Sferis Knockout Promotions), promoter of WBC #5 rated super welterweight Maciej Sulęcki (25-0, 10 KO) told Polish media that “something…
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Holyfield to promote first NYC card

Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment will present its first card in New York City as numerous contenders and world class prospects from the tri-state area will see action on Saturday, September 9 at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, it was announced today by their COO, Eric Bentley. In the main event, former WBC featherweight world champion Elio “The Kid” Rojas (24-3-0, 14 KOs) battles local fan favorite Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz (17-2-0, 8 KOs) in a lightweight battle scheduled for ten rounds.

Co-featured in an eight round middleweight battle, Ian “Young General” Green, (12-1, 9 KOs) faces off against hard hitting Kemahl “The Hitman” Russell (11-1, 9 KOs).

Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment will present its first card in New York City as numerous contenders and world class prospects from the tri-state area will see action…
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Porter-Dulorme headline Aug 26 on FOX

Former world champion and top welterweight contender “Showtime” Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) will take on former title challenger Thomas Dulorme (24-2, 18 KOs) in a 10-round showdown live on FOX and FOX Deportes as a lead-in to the Mayweather vs. McGregor PPV bouts on Aug. 26 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The telecast will also include Action on FOX and FOX Deportes will include a 10-round super lightweight bout between unbeaten prospects Juan Heraldez (12-0, 8 KOs) and Jose Miguel Borrego (13-0, 12 KOs).

FOX & FOX Deportes begins live at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, then the four-fight SHOWTIME PPV telecast begins two hours later.

Former world champion and top welterweight contender “Showtime” Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) will take on former title challenger Thomas Dulorme (24-2, 18 KOs) in a 10-round showdown live on…
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Mayweather-McGregor undercard announced

Two world championship fights are part of the Mayweather vs. McGregor PPV undercard on Saturday, Aug. 26 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and presented by Mayweather Promotions. In the co-featured bout, undefeated rising star Gervonta “Tank” Davis will make the second defense of his IBF Junior Lightweight World Championship against undefeated challenger Francisco Fonseca as the 22-year-old looks to continue his reign as the youngest current champion from the U.S. WBA Light Heavyweight Titlist Nathan Cleverly will defend his title against former 168-pound world champion Badou Jack “The Ripper”, who is stepping up in weight and into this world title tilt. The pay-per-view telecast will open with undefeated rising cruiserweight contender Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti taking on two-time world champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham in a 10-round bout for the USBA cruiserweight title.

Two world championship fights are part of the Mayweather vs. McGregor PPV undercard on Saturday, Aug. 26 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and presented by Mayweather Promotions. In the…
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Maldonado-Barroso collide Oct 13

After capturing the WBC FECARBOX super lightweight title less than two months ago, Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado, Jr. (24-3-1, 19 KOs) will put his belt on the line against former WBA interim lightweight champion Ismael Barroso (19-1-2, 18 KOs) in the 10-round main event of the October 13 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

In the co-main event, Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (30-6-1, 21 KOs) of Mexico will take on Marcelino “Nino” Lopez (32-2-1, 17 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a 10-round super lightweight clash.

After capturing the WBC FECARBOX super lightweight title less than two months ago, Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado, Jr. (24-3-1, 19 KOs) will put his belt on the line against…
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Dorticos-Kudryashov lands in San Antonio

The World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight division comes to San Antonio, Texas on September 23 when WBA world champion Yunier ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs) faces Dmitry ‘Russian Hammer’ Kudryashov (21-1, 21 KOs) in a quarter-final bout at the Alamodome. As the fourth seed, Dorticos ended up with no choice other than to face the fighter three other seeds in the series avoided. Ticket details for the quarter-final clash between Dorticos and Kudryashov will be announced soon.

The World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight division comes to San Antonio, Texas on September 23 when WBA world champion Yunier ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs) faces Dmitry ‘Russian…
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The time’s right for Canelo

By Robert Hough

It’s a groovy California summer for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

The relaxed 27-year-old makes time for singing and fun with friends and colleagues, takes in some baseball and the multi-millionaire will make many more millions next month – when he faces Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) for the middleweight championship and a claim to being the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.

Photo: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

“We do what we like,” Alvarez (49-1-1, 39 KOs) said Monday on a conference call to discuss the Sept. 16 fight in Las Vegas. “We asked for this fight. We ask for these moments.”

This moment is what his promoter Oscar De La Hoya called the biggest middleweight fight in the history of boxing, bigger than the likes of Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy Hearns or Hagler vs. Ray Leonard. Continue reading “The time’s right for Canelo”

By Robert Hough It’s a groovy California summer for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The relaxed 27-year-old makes time for singing and fun with friends and colleagues, takes in some baseball and…
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World-ranked Moloney Bros headline Aug 19

By David Finger

There is no question that ever since Jeff Horn scored a decision over Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane back on July 2nd that boxing is in the midst of a renaissance in Australia. But for the undefeated Moloney brothers, two hard hitting twins from Victoria, they are poised to show the world that boxing in Australia doesn’t end with Jeff Horn. Andrew (13-0, 8 KOs) and Jason (13-0, 11 KOs) will both fight for separate WBA Oceania titles on August 19th in Victoria, Australia, the first step towards possibly positioning themselves for world title fights before the end of the year. Continue reading “World-ranked Moloney Bros headline Aug 19”

By David Finger There is no question that ever since Jeff Horn scored a decision over Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane back on July 2nd that boxing is in the midst…
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WBA calls for McDonnell-Solis purse bid

The WBA Championships Committee called for a purse bid to be held on Monday, August 21st, for the fight between Jamie McDonnell and Liborio Solis for the WBA bantamweight title.

The WBA ordered both parties to negotiate on January 31st, 2017 and granted them 30 days to reach an agreement according to Championships Rule C36. However, at the beginning of July, they informed the Championships Committee that they had reached an agreement and the first call for purse bids agreed for July 3rd was suspended. Continue reading “WBA calls for McDonnell-Solis purse bid”

The WBA Championships Committee called for a purse bid to be held on Monday, August 21st, for the fight between Jamie McDonnell and Liborio Solis for the WBA bantamweight title.…
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Mitchell looking to remain unbeaten

Unbeaten heavyweight standout LaRon Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) of San Francisco defends his NABF “Junior” title for the first time against Michael Bissett (14-9, 8 KOs) of Tampa, Fla. in an eight-rounder on Friday, Aug. 25 from Omega Products International in Corona, Calif. “I got a late start in the sport so it was important to be active early on,” said Mitchell, who turned 37 in May. “Now that I’ve built up my resume, I can be more selective in when I fight.”

Mitchell’s opponent, Bissett, has spent time in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. His marquee fight came early in his career – a knockout loss to recent world title challenger Dominic Breazeale. Continue reading “Mitchell looking to remain unbeaten”

Unbeaten heavyweight standout LaRon Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) of San Francisco defends his NABF “Junior” title for the first time against Michael Bissett (14-9, 8 KOs) of Tampa, Fla. in…
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LA Fight Club Weights

Charles Huerta 130 vs. Miguel A. Gonzalez 129.8
hristian Gonzalez 134.8 vs. Daniel Perales 135
Francisco Esparza 125.8 vs. Fernando Fuentes 123.6
Rafael Gramajo 121.8 vs. Felipe Rivas 120.6

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

Charles Huerta 130 vs. Miguel A. Gonzalez 129.8 hristian Gonzalez 134.8 vs. Daniel Perales 135 Francisco Esparza 125.8 vs. Fernando Fuentes 123.6 Rafael Gramajo 121.8 vs. Felipe Rivas 120.6 Venue:…
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Alfonso battles Bergman for USBA belt

Undefeated heavyweight Robert Alfonso (12-0, 5kos) will clash with veteran Jason Bergman (26-14, 17 KOs) on Friday over 10 rounds for the vacant IBF/USBA Southern Region Heavyweight Title. A former Cuban Olympian, Alfonso stopped Roberto Santos (12-5) in his last fight in May, whereas former WBA-NABA champ Bergman dropped a 10 round decision to Andriy Rudenko (31-3, 19 KOs) for the WBC International Silver Title last December in Kiev, Ukraine. Promoted by Jay Deas, head of Skyy Promotions, the 7 bout card will take place at the Belk Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Continue reading “Alfonso battles Bergman for USBA belt”

Undefeated heavyweight Robert Alfonso (12-0, 5kos) will clash with veteran Jason Bergman (26-14, 17 KOs) on Friday over 10 rounds for the vacant IBF/USBA Southern Region Heavyweight Title. A former…
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Juanma returns Sept 30

Former world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (35-5, 32 KOs) will return September 30 against former world title challenger Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (25-4-1, 17 KOs). The card is billed as “Live or Die” and will take place at the Coliseo Rafael G. Amalbert in Juncos, Puerto Rico. The card, promoted by Universal Promotions and Black Tiger Promotions, will officially be announced Thursday.


The 34-year-old Juanma is coming off a spectacular KO over ex-champ Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. last October. Velez, 29, at one time considered a serious contender, has won two straight after a four-fight losing streak.

Former world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (35-5, 32 KOs) will return September 30 against former world title challenger Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (25-4-1, 17 KOs). The card is billed…
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Cintron, Bisbal added to Sept 9 PR Best card

Two-time Puerto Rican Olympian Jeyvier Cintron will have his first six-round bout, while former Olympian Victor Bisbal will fight for a regional heavyweight belt in the show “Noche de Campeones en Casino Metro Boxing Nights”, which is featured by the match between world contenders McWilliams Arroyo and Hernan “Tyson” Márquez on Saturday, September 9, at the San Juan Ballroom of the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP). Continue reading “Cintron, Bisbal added to Sept 9 PR Best card”

Two-time Puerto Rican Olympian Jeyvier Cintron will have his first six-round bout, while former Olympian Victor Bisbal will fight for a regional heavyweight belt in the show “Noche de Campeones…
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Lomachenko offers to spar McGregor

After the dustup last week between Conor McGregor and Paul Malignaggi, WBO jr lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, now considered by many to be #1 P4P, has offered to spar with McGregor in advance of his bout with Floyd Mayweather. No response so far from McGregor.

After the dustup last week between Conor McGregor and Paul Malignaggi, WBO jr lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, now considered by many to be #1 P4P, has offered to spar…
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Price opponent named: Raphael Zumbano Love

Heavyweight David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) is confirmed on the WBSS Smith-Skoglund undercard when he faces Raphael Zumbano Love (39-15-1, 32 KOs) over eight rounds at the Echo Arena, Liverpool September 16.

“I’m looking forward to making a statement on the World Boxing Super Series undercard,” said 34-year old Price. “I know Raphael has been in with some big names and he has taken a few of them the distance. So he must be quite tricky and quite durable, but I view this fight, like all of my fights, as a must win fight.” Continue reading “Price opponent named: Raphael Zumbano Love”

Heavyweight David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) is confirmed on the WBSS Smith-Skoglund undercard when he faces Raphael Zumbano Love (39-15-1, 32 KOs) over eight rounds at the Echo Arena, Liverpool…
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Benavidez: I’ll be ready for Gavril

Red-hot super middleweight contender David “El Bandera Roja/Red Flag” Benavidez is promising his best performance to date when he faces Ronald Gavril for the WBC super middleweight championship. The 20-year-old Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs), ranked WBC #4, will be vying to become the youngest super middleweight champion in boxing history when he faces NABF champion Gavril (18-1, 14 KOs), rated #8, on September 8.

Benavidez was originally scheduled to face former champ Anthony Dirrell until Dirrell was injured. And with top contenders Callum Smith, Avni Yildirim and Chris Eubank Jr. all competing in the WBC Diamond Tournament, Gavril is the highest available contender. The winner of the tournament will become the mandatory to the winner of Benavidez vs. Gavril. Continue reading “Benavidez: I’ll be ready for Gavril”

Red-hot super middleweight contender David “El Bandera Roja/Red Flag” Benavidez is promising his best performance to date when he faces Ronald Gavril for the WBC super middleweight championship. The 20-year-old…
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WBC 118lb champ Yamanaka sharp in public workout

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs) showed his form in a public workout before many press people on Wednesday at the Teiken Gym in Tokyo, Japan.

Yamanaka, making his thirteenth defense against also undefeated WBC official challenger Luis Nery (23-0, 17 KOs) next Tuesday, engaged in sparring sessions with Filipino sparring partner Jake Bornea to show his good shape. Continue reading “WBC 118lb champ Yamanaka sharp in public workout”

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs) showed his form in a public workout before many press people on Wednesday at…
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Manny’s pain convinced Bradley to retire

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former world champion Tim Bradley made the decision to retire after being ringside working for ESPN when Manny Pacquiao went through hell against Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. “I saw [Manny] all bloody and just, you know, beat up, and just been through hell. And I looked over to my wife, and I said, ‘Hey, I wanna talk to you after this fight.’ And from there, that’s when I was just like, ‘You know, I don’t wanna be in here fighting for a paycheck. You know, I have my legacy. I’ve done it. I don’t wanna be in here and take that type of punishment anymore. I don’t think I can.’”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former world champion Tim Bradley made the decision to retire after being ringside working for ESPN when Manny Pacquiao went through hell against…
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Oscar: GGG-Canelo is the real fight

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya was asked about the impact of the Mayweather-McGregor PPV taking place in the same building just three weeks before Golden Boy’s Golovkin-Alvarez PPV.

“We’re concentrating on our fight,” said Oscar. “We’re concentrating on our event, our fight. Obviously, we have the real fight. We have a serious fight. This is a serious fight, a serious event. Two of the best fighters fighting each other. And I think that the fans have recognized that And they’ve recognized that, and so have the sponsors and a lot of the media people. They’ve recognized that this is the real fight. This is the fight that they want to be at. This is the fight that they want to see. A clear indication is we sold out in ten days. And I feel like that the fans are recognizing that this is the fight that is the real fight. And that’s what they want.”

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya was asked about the impact of the Mayweather-McGregor PPV taking place in the same building just three weeks before Golden Boy’s Golovkin-Alvarez PPV. “We’re concentrating…
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Heavyweight David Price returns

Heavyweight David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) is returning to the ring on the September 16 card at the Echo Arena in Liverpool featuring the WBSS super middleweight quarter-final clash between Callum Smith and Erik Skoglund. Price has a new team after a KO loss to Christian Hammer in February. All four of his losses were brutal stoppages. The opponent is TBA.

Heavyweight David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) is returning to the ring on the September 16 card at the Echo Arena in Liverpool featuring the WBSS super middleweight quarter-final clash between…
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