Benavidez-Gavril officials named

Officials have been named for Saturday’s WBC super middleweight title rematch between champion David “Red Flag” Benavidez and Ronald Gavril at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The referee will be Jay Nady. Judges are Adelaide Byrd, Dave Moretti and Glenn Trowbridge. WBC supervisor is Alberto Guerra. This is the exact same crew who worked Benavidez-Gavril I last year. The bout also marks Byrd’s first world title fight in Las Vegas since GGG-Canelo last September.

Officials have been named for Saturday’s WBC super middleweight title rematch between champion David “Red Flag” Benavidez and Ronald Gavril at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The…
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New date for Tete vs. Narvaez

Zolani Tete will now make the second defense of his WBO bantamweight world championship against Omar Andres Narvaez on the April 21 Frampton v Donaire bill at Belfast’s SSE Arena. Tete (26-3, 21 KO’s) had been due to defend his title against Narvaez in London this month but was forced to postpone the bout after suffering a calf injury in training but will now return to the scene of his record-breaking knockout win over Siboniso Gonya.

The thunderous punching South African won a legion of new fans back in November when he stopped countryman Gonya in just eleven seconds, setting a new world record for the fastest ever knockout recorded in a world title fight. Continue reading “New date for Tete vs. Narvaez”

Zolani Tete will now make the second defense of his WBO bantamweight world championship against Omar Andres Narvaez on the April 21 Frampton v Donaire bill at Belfast’s SSE Arena.…
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Danny Garcia: I’m going to do everything

“He likes to bang…let’s do it,” says former two-division world champion Danny Garcia, who meets ex-champ Brandon Rios in a WBC welterweight world title eliminator this Saturday on SHOWTIME from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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“I feel like I’m the stronger man and there’s no need to back up if that’s what it takes to get the job done. Continue reading “Danny Garcia: I’m going to do everything”

“He likes to bang…let’s do it,” says former two-division world champion Danny Garcia, who meets ex-champ Brandon Rios in a WBC welterweight world title eliminator this Saturday on SHOWTIME from…
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Trainer: Horn will be boxing’s best P4P

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn will become boxing’s best pound-for-pound boxer after he defeats Terrence Crawford on April 14 in Las Vegas according to Glenn Rushton, who trains Horn. “Terence has an awkward style and is effective punching either right- or left-handed, but Jeff can do exactly that, as well,” Rushton told Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail.

“We’re ready for whatever Terence brings. He can fight orthodox, southpaw, ‘south-odox’ or ‘ortho-paw’ – we don’t mind because Jeff is ready to change direction at any time. He and I are very confident that despite the heavy odds in favor of Terence, Jeff will shock the world again and be recognized as the best boxer in the world pound for pound.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn will become boxing’s best pound-for-pound boxer after he defeats Terrence Crawford on April 14 in Las Vegas according…
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Rios: You’ll see a new, improved Bam Bam

Former world champion Brandon Rios may be a 20:1 underdog, but he says he’s going to defeat former champion Danny Garcia in their WBC welterweight world title eliminator this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “I don’t care what the critics say,” says Rios, “because at the end of the day that’s what they are, just critics. It’s all good. I can tell you right now I’m in shape. I’m on weight already.

Photo: Chris Farina/Mayweather Promotions

“Everyone knows the way I fight. Going all out is my style. I’ll walk through brick walls to get the victory. Everyone will see on Saturday night the new and improved Bam Bam. Continue reading “Rios: You’ll see a new, improved Bam Bam”

Former world champion Brandon Rios may be a 20:1 underdog, but he says he’s going to defeat former champion Danny Garcia in their WBC welterweight world title eliminator this Saturday…
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David Benavidez: I’m going to knock Gavril out

Undefeated WBC super middleweight world champion David Benavidez says he’s going to stop top-rated contender Ronald Gavril in Saturday’s rematch of their thrilling September 2017 bout in which Benavidez won the vacant title by split decision. The SHOWTIME-televised bout takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Photo: Chris Farina/Mayweather Promotions

“I don’t think Gavril can do any better than he did in the last fight,” stated Benavidez. “He’s a one trick pony and he doesn’t have many tricks left, he’s getting old. We’ve been working on a lot of different styles for this fight and I feel more than ready. I’m very motivated. I stayed very dedicated to this training camp. I’m ready to go in there and play no games. I’m going to do what I say and I’m going to knock Gavril out! Continue reading “David Benavidez: I’m going to knock Gavril out”

Undefeated WBC super middleweight world champion David Benavidez says he’s going to stop top-rated contender Ronald Gavril in Saturday’s rematch of their thrilling September 2017 bout in which Benavidez won…
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Wilder-Ortiz undercard announced

The heavyweight world title showdown between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will feature an undercard that includes top contenders, a former heavyweight champion, exciting prospects and more all entering the ring on Saturday, March 3 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Action inside the arena includes top middleweight contender Sergey Derevyanchenko facing Dashon Johnson in an eight-round fight, 2016 U.S. Olympian Gary Antuanne Russell in a six-round super lightweight showdown, a 10-round matchup between super welterweight prospects Patrick Day and Kyrone Davis, former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs) in an eight-round fight, and former world title challenger Willie Monroe Jr. (21-3, 6 KOs). Continue reading “Wilder-Ortiz undercard announced”

The heavyweight world title showdown between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will feature an undercard that includes top contenders, a former heavyweight champion, exciting prospects and more all entering the…
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WBC celebrates 55th Anniversary

Congratulations to the World Boxing Council, which is celebrating 55 years of service since its foundation. The original WBC ceremony took place at Mexico City’s Prado Alffer Hotel on February 14, 1963. Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos, who was also a great boxing fan, entrusted this meeting to Mexico City Boxing Commissioner Luis Spota. He along with Commissioner Ramon G. Velazquez and Secretary Rafael Barradas Osorio organized the event, gathering official representatives of eleven nations. The historic meeting was attended boxing greats such as publisher Nat Fleischer, promoters George Parnassus and Aileen Eaton, New York Commissioner Melvyn Krulewitch and other distinguished guests. At 13:00 pm, it was announced that the first World Boxing Council President was Luis Spota Saavedra. He was followed by Justiniano Montano, Ramon G. Velazquez, Jose Sulaiman Chagnon and current leader Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar.

Congratulations to the World Boxing Council, which is celebrating 55 years of service since its foundation. The original WBC ceremony took place at Mexico City’s Prado Alffer Hotel on February…
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Benavidez and Gavril ready to do it again

Showtime Sports released a video feature recapping the first fight between David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril ahead of their WBC super middleweight world championship rematch this Saturday, February 17 live on Showtime from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Narrated by Showtime Championship Boxing host Brian Custer, the recap details Benavidez’s split decision victory over Gavril, which made him the youngest super middleweight champion ever. Their first meeting, which took place Sept. 8 on SHOWTIME in Las Vegas, was a nominee for 2017 “Fight of the Year.”

Showtime Sports released a video feature recapping the first fight between David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril ahead of their WBC super middleweight world championship rematch this Saturday, February 17 live…
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Beltran-Moses final presser pics

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBO #1 rated lightweight contender Ray Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KOs) and #2 rated Paulus Moses (39-3, 24 KOs) face off at the final press conference for their ESPN-televised WBO world title clash on Friday at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.

Also on hand were world rated welterweights Egidijus “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (18-0, 15 Kos) and former WBA champion David “Ava” Avanesyan (23-2-1, 11 KOs), who meet in the co-feature, along with 2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (4-0, 2 KOs) and two-time world heavyweight title challenger Bryant Jennings (21-2, 12 KOs).

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Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank WBO #1 rated lightweight contender Ray Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KOs) and #2 rated Paulus Moses (39-3, 24 KOs) face off at the final press conference for…
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Guerrero, Hunter named as FOX analysts

Today, FOX Sports announced that former multiple-division world champion Robert Guerrero and longtime boxing trainer Virgil Hunter join the broadcast team as analysts for the Premier Boxing Champions: Ortiz vs. Alexander February 17 FOX telecast from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Guerrero and Hunter team with blow-by-blow announcer Sean Grande calling the fights. Kate Abdo hosts the broadcast. On FOX Deportes, Ernesto Amador joins blow-by-blow announcer Jaime Motta to call the action in Spanish.

The main event features a 12-round matchup between former welterweight world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) and Devon Alexander “The Great” (27-4, 14 KOs). In the co-main event, unbeaten contender Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (16-0, 10 KOs) faces Rogelio “Porky” Medina (38-8, 32 KOs) in a 12-round 168-pound world title eliminator. In addition, 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (3-0, 3 KOs) takes on Jorge Rojas (4-2-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round matchup.

Today, FOX Sports announced that former multiple-division world champion Robert Guerrero and longtime boxing trainer Virgil Hunter join the broadcast team as analysts for the Premier Boxing Champions: Ortiz vs.…
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Groves-Eubank Jr heats up at final presser

WBA Super Champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and IBO World Champion Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) exchanged words for at last time before their Ali Trophy semi-final clash on Saturday at the Manchester Arena.

Photo: World Boxing Super Series

“I have been involved in big fights before and I’ve learned a lot along the way,” said Groves. “This is a tremendous fight but it’s not my biggest fight to date. But I am in the form of my life, certainly I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in through my career. I’m fully prepared to go out there and retain my world title in style.”

“It’s not an expression that I particularly like but it comes down to levels and I’m levels above Junior.” Continue reading “Groves-Eubank Jr heats up at final presser”

WBA Super Champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and IBO World Champion Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) exchanged words for at last time before their Ali Trophy semi-final clash…
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European middleweight championship in Rome

On February 23, in Rome (Italy), Opi Since 82 will promote the biggest card of the last few years: in the main event lighweights Emiliano Marsili (41 years old, Italy, record: 35-0-1) and Victor Betancourt (26, Mexico, 22-1) will fight for the WBC Peace championship. In the co-main event, Alessandro Goddi (30, Italy, 33-2-1) will face undefeated Kamil Szeremeta (28, Poland, 16-0) for the vacant European middleweight title. Continue reading “European middleweight championship in Rome”

On February 23, in Rome (Italy), Opi Since 82 will promote the biggest card of the last few years: in the main event lighweights Emiliano Marsili (41 years old, Italy,…
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Hughie Fury: I am the uncrowned world champ

Hennessy Sports has announced that the British heavyweight championship will return to terrestrial TV for the first time in nearly seven years when British champion Sam Sexton defends the title against challenger Hughie Fury on May 12 at Bolton’s Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, exclusively live on Channel 5.

Fury, the cousin of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, heads straight back into title action in his first fight following his majority decision loss to WBO champion Joseph Parker last September. At the time, his promoter Mick Hennessy called the Parker decision “corruption at its highest level in boxing” and declared that Fury showed “shades of Ali” in the bout.

Hughie still maintains he beat Parker. “I’m going to do what I always do and that’s perform to my best,” stated Fury. “I’m very excited to be back and facing Sexton for the British title and believe me I’m on a mission to claim back what should have been rightfully mine, the world title. I am the uncrowned world champion and come May 12 you will see why that is.” Continue reading “Hughie Fury: I am the uncrowned world champ”

Hennessy Sports has announced that the British heavyweight championship will return to terrestrial TV for the first time in nearly seven years when British champion Sam Sexton defends the title…
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Shields hopes to inspire Flint youth

Boxer Claressa Shields is known for her strength in the ring, but it’s her message of faith and survival, that she says is her most powerful weapon. One she shared with her hometown of Flint, Monday night. “Growing up in Flint is not easy,” said the Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist. More

Boxer Claressa Shields is known for her strength in the ring, but it’s her message of faith and survival, that she says is her most powerful weapon. One she shared…
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Beltran fighting for more than a belt

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

For WBO #1 rated lightweight contender Ray Beltran, Friday’s championship fight against #2 rated Paulus Moses (39-3, 24 KOs) is for more than a world title. Beltran needs a win to stay in the U.S. with his family under the Extraordinary Ability as a Professional Boxing (EB-1) Employment-Based First Preference category. A world title victory will all but assure him of a green card and permanent status.

Beltran and Moses collide in the Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Theatre in Reno, Nevada. ESPN will televise.

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Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank For WBO #1 rated lightweight contender Ray Beltran, Friday’s championship fight against #2 rated Paulus Moses (39-3, 24 KOs) is for more than a world title.…
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Crawford-Horn moved to Las Vegas

By Bill Green

Unbeaten former undisputed world champion Terence Crawford and WBO 2017 Trainer of the Year Brian McIntyre have started mini-camp in Omaha, Nebraska, at the newly revamped and remodeled B&B Boxing Academy. Along with Crawford, the mini-camp holds 2012 Olympian and newly signed Top Rank super featherweight Jamel Herring (16-2, 9 KOs), Omaha’s Trevin “TopFlight” Coleman (6-1, 3 KOs), undefeated charismatic light heavyweight Steven ‘So Cold” Nelson (9-0, 7 KOs), Omaha super featherweight Kevin Nauden (0-1) and undefeated super lightweight contender Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (23-0-3, 16 KOs).

Crawford is set to face Horn on April 14th with a new location of Las Vegas being the official site as the New York/Madison Square Garden idea was scrapped by Bob Arum this week. The Mandalay Bay is the leading and most likely venue, but Arum hasn’t ruled out others. Continue reading “Crawford-Horn moved to Las Vegas”

By Bill Green Unbeaten former undisputed world champion Terence Crawford and WBO 2017 Trainer of the Year Brian McIntyre have started mini-camp in Omaha, Nebraska, at the newly revamped and…
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Broner’s next opponent arrested too

After news of Adrien Broner’s arrest, it turns out Broner’s next opponent Omar Figueroa Jr. was also recently arrested. Figueroa, a former WBC lightweight champion, was arrested on January 29 for allegedly driving under the influence in Indio, California. Both Broner and Figueroa have been released according to online records. They are scheduled to fight April 21 on Showtime.

After news of Adrien Broner’s arrest, it turns out Broner’s next opponent Omar Figueroa Jr. was also recently arrested. Figueroa, a former WBC lightweight champion, was arrested on January 29…
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Photo of the Day

Photo: Salita Promotions/Marilyn Paulino

WBC and WBO middleweight champion of the world Christina Hammer working out at Mendez Boxing Gym in NYC during her visit at Fashion Week where she made appearances with popular designers Philip Plein and Anita Active.

WBC and WBO middleweight champion of the world Christina Hammer working out at Mendez Boxing Gym in NYC during her visit at Fashion Week where she made appearances with popular…
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Broner arrested for Sexual Battery

By TMZSports.com

Former boxing champ Adrien Broner was arrested in Atlanta Monday night for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a local shopping mall, TMZ Sports has confirmed. Officials tell us … cops were called to the Lenox Square shopping center Monday evening where a woman told police Broner had ” inappropriately groped her.”

Broner denied the allegation — but after being interviewed by cops, they believed there was enough evidence to arrest him for misdemeanor sexual battery. The 28-year-old was transported to Fulton County Jail without incident. Continue reading “Broner arrested for Sexual Battery”

By TMZSports.com Former boxing champ Adrien Broner was arrested in Atlanta Monday night for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a local shopping mall, TMZ Sports has confirmed. Officials tell…
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Groves-Eubank Public Workout

WBA world super middleweight champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) entertained hundreds of fans at the National Football Museum ahead of their Ali Trophy semi-final on Saturday at the Manchester Arena.

Photo: World Boxing Super Series

George Groves: “I am not for one second taking him lightly. Junior definitely has a good engine but as soon as I hit him, I am going to hurt him and put him away.”

Chris Eubank Jr: “It is the biggest fight of my career. I have dreamed of being part of such a big fight since I started boxing. Groves will not last 12 rounds. He should enjoy the last days with that WBA belt because on Saturday I’m going to take it and proceed to the final.”

Continue reading “Groves-Eubank Public Workout”

WBA world super middleweight champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) entertained hundreds of fans at the National Football Museum ahead of their Ali…
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EBU hits milestone, sets up next Gen Assembly

By Marco Bratusch

With 2018 recently kicked off, the European Boxing Union reached the considerable milestone of seventy years of history and currently the oldest sanctioning body established and still operating.

Officially born in late 1947 out of a rib of the former International Boxing Union (IBU), its story is full of all-time boxers who held the ‘blue belt’ during their careers, most of them at an embryonic stage of their careers before looking wider at world title challenges. That was the case for great middleweights Marcel Cerdan and Nino Benvenuti in the late-forties and sixties respectively, or John H. Stracey in the mid-seventies, just before stepping up and shocking the boxing world halting welterweights’ master José Napoles in Mexico City. Continue reading “EBU hits milestone, sets up next Gen Assembly”

By Marco Bratusch With 2018 recently kicked off, the European Boxing Union reached the considerable milestone of seventy years of history and currently the oldest sanctioning body established and still…
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WBSS: Groves-Eubank collide Saturday

The attention of the boxing world will be on England’s Manchester Arena this Saturday as WBA super middleweight super champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) defends his title against countryman Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) during the World Boxing Super Series. The champion will enter the ring as a slight underdog against a determined challenger in what figures to be an exciting and competitive battle between two of the best fighters in the 168lb category. Groves is making the second defense of his belt.

The attention of the boxing world will be on England’s Manchester Arena this Saturday as WBA super middleweight super champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) defends his title against countryman…
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Pacquiao: I’d love to fight Matthysse

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao would rather meet Lucas Matthysse of Argentina when he makes his comeback fight. “I want Matthysse,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com® during a break in his Senate duties Tuesday afternoon.

Matthysse crowned himself as the new WBA welterweight king after knocking out Thailand’s Tewa Kiram in Los Angeles.

Citing Matthysse’s willingness to trade power punches at close range, Pacquiao swears a matchup with the Argentine puncher has all the trappings of a slugfest.

“This is the fight that I like…a fight fans would also like to see,” Pacquiao, 39, said. “I can fight in April or even May.” Continue reading “Pacquiao: I’d love to fight Matthysse”

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao would rather meet Lucas Matthysse of Argentina when he makes his comeback fight. “I want Matthysse,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com® during a break in his Senate…
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Wilder giving Parker tips to beat Joshua

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has received advice from WBC champion Deontay Wilder on how to defeat IBF, WBA champion Anthony Joshua when they clash on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. “The things I’m telling you now I’ve told him before, because we talk,” Wilder told NewsHub. “He is going to have to continue to punch while he moves and keep his head moving. If he can do that, he will see openings and see some of the weakness Joshua has. Continue reading “Wilder giving Parker tips to beat Joshua”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has received advice from WBC champion Deontay Wilder on how to defeat IBF, WBA champion Anthony Joshua when…
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