Weights from Boston

Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor 139 vs. Steve “The Dragon” Claggett 139
(WBC International silver belt super lightweight title)

William Foster III 129 vs. Nick Otieno 127.5
T.J. Doheny 122 vs. Mike Oliver 121

Venue: House of Blues in Boston
Promoter: Murphys Boxing/Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing
TV: PPV, Super Channel

Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor 139 vs. Steve “The Dragon” Claggett 139 (WBC International silver belt super lightweight title) William Foster III 129 vs. Nick Otieno 127.5 T.J. Doheny 122 vs. Mike…
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Joyce-Palmer heats up

On Saturday, London’s York Hall will host a tripleheader Fight Night to be shown live in the U.S. on Ringstar.com (starting at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT). Headlining the show is Olympic silver medalist heavyweight ‘The Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce (2-0, 2 KOs) against 300-pounder Donnie ‘Big Nasty’ Palmer (9-1-1, 8 KOs).

Joe Joyce: “I’ve made no secret that I am happy to face the most avoided names in the sport, Chisora was offered good money to fight me, life changing money but he was not a man of his word. I’m ready to go to work and look forward to dispatching ‘Big Nasty’.”

Donnie Palmer: “Let’s see what ‘The Juggernaut’ really has, I have watched him on tape, he is slow and one dimensional, I won’t be losing any sleep. He has bitten off more than he can chew accepting a fight with the ‘Big Nasty’. He is used to being the big man in the ring. It’s the only card he has to play. Let’s see how he copes being looked down on, the small guy in the battle. March 17th not going to be pretty, Joyce is going to lose in such a way I will put an end to his pampered career.” Continue reading “Joyce-Palmer heats up”

On Saturday, London’s York Hall will host a tripleheader Fight Night to be shown live in the U.S. on Ringstar.com (starting at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT). Headlining the show is Olympic…
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Imam, Ramirez, Gvozdyk, Amar make weight

Amir Imam 139.2 vs. Jose Ramirez 139
(WBC super lightweight championship)
Note: Imam-Ramirez is the 2000th world title bout in WBC history.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174 vs. Mehdi Amar 174
(WBC interim light heavyweight title)
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Michael Conlan 126.4 vs. David Berna 125.2
Felix Verdejo 135.8 vs. Antonio Lozada Jr. 135.4
Jose Pedraza 136.6 vs. Jose Rodríguez 136
Christopher Diaz 129 vs. Braulio Rodríguez 129.6

Venue: Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN

Amir Imam 139.2 vs. Jose Ramirez 139 (WBC super lightweight championship) Note: Imam-Ramirez is the 2000th world title bout in WBC history. Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174 vs. Mehdi Amar 174 (WBC…
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Crawford responds to Horn

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former undisputed junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford sent a message via Twitter to WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn.

Some context: Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton told Crawford to “toughen up, princess” on Thursday after news emerged that their fight would be postponed due to a right-hand injury suffered by Crawford.

Horn’s promoter, Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan, went even further by calling Crawford a “softc**k.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former undisputed junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford sent a message via Twitter to WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn. @jeffhornboxer ima show you a…
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Telemundo Weights from Tampa

Sammy “Hurricane” Valentin 146 vs. Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza 146
(WBO Intercontinental welterweight title)

Ivan Franco 140 vs. Emmanuel Roman 139
Mordecai Nagba Jr. 151 vs. Ramon Melendez 151
Dwayne Larry Jr. 125 vs. Aslan Mukanov 127
Rufat Huseynov 117 vs. Emilio Rivera 117
Jimmy Rosario 144 vs. Jesus Gonzalez 144

Valentin vs Arriaza will be televised on Boxeo Telemundo at 11:35pm on the Telemundo Network, Check your local listings
Brought to you by All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Thompson Promotions

Sammy “Hurricane” Valentin 146 vs. Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza 146 (WBO Intercontinental welterweight title) Ivan Franco 140 vs. Emmanuel Roman 139 Mordecai Nagba Jr. 151 vs. Ramon Melendez 151 Dwayne Larry…
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Japan World Title Twinbill Press Conference

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

All participants of a world title doubleheader on this coming Sunday said, “I’m in 100% condition, and am sure of my victory.” It will be a 400% twinbill.

WBO 105-pound champ Ryuya Yamanaka (15-2, 4 KOs), a fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese speedster with excellent footwork, will put his belt against #4 Moises Calleros (28-7-1, 16 KOs), a formerly top ranked Mexican, in the main event at the Portopia Hotel in Kobe on Sunday. A semi-windup will see the WBA 105-pound title bout for the vacant championship between #1 Carlos Canizales (19-0-1, 16 KOs), a highly regarded Venezuelan, and #2 Reiya Konishi (15-0, 5 KOs), a Japanese pressure puncher with his physical power, over twelve. Continue reading “Japan World Title Twinbill Press Conference”

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi All participants of a world title doubleheader on this coming Sunday said, “I’m in 100% condition, and am sure of my victory.” It will be…
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Horn: Why doesn’t Crawford give it a go?

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is disappointed that Terence Crawford has requested a postponement of their April 14 bout at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas with a possible new date of May 19.

“Crawford’s supporters reckon he’s so good that he could beat me with one hand,” Horn told Grantlee Kieza. “Well why doesn’t he give it a go, then?

“This is very frustrating because I’ve been training really hard and it means I have to go through it all again. It disturbs my preparation for another eight to ten weeks. The fight is the fun part. It’s the training and the dieting that I really dread!”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is disappointed that Terence Crawford has requested a postponement of their April 14 bout at the Mandalay Bay…
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Horn-Crawford TV Update

When WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and former undisputed jr welterweight champ Terence Crawford finally meet in the ring, it will air on ESPN+, a new $4.99 a month streaming service set to launch shortly. Whether it will also be seen on regular ESPN TV is unclear. ESPN+ apparently is not included in cable or satellite TV packages.

According to ESPN, twelve “very, very high quality” boxing telecasts will air on ESPN+ over the next year, all promoted by Top Rank. Boxing will continue on regular ESPN also. Where the best fights end up remains to be seen.

Originally slated for April 14, Horn-Crawford was postponed due to a hand injury suffered by Crawford. The fight will be moved to late May or June in Las Vegas.

When WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and former undisputed jr welterweight champ Terence Crawford finally meet in the ring, it will air on ESPN+, a new $4.99 a month streaming…
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140lb contenders Foley, Wilcox collide Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Canada’s WBA #10 super lightweight Steven Wilcox (18-2-1, 5 KOs) will clash with Australian-based Irishman WBA #8 Darragh Foley (14-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday (St Patrick’s Day) at the Star City Casino, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Wilcox has been in Australia with his team for two weeks and is confident of victory. “We have sat down and watched a bunch of his fights and he’s no easy opponent, but he’s not a great boxer. He’s a swinger! He actually makes his fights a lot harder for himself because he fights to impress the crowd and doesn’t fight for himself,” says Wilcox. Continue reading “140lb contenders Foley, Wilcox collide Saturday”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Canada’s WBA #10 super lightweight Steven Wilcox (18-2-1, 5 KOs) will clash with Australian-based Irishman WBA #8 Darragh Foley (14-2, 8 KOs) on…
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“Hurricane” Sammy to hit Telemundo tonight

Hometown favorite and WBO Intercontinental welterweight titlist “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) returns to the Telemundo airwaves tonight. The native of Tampa, Florida will look to defend his title against dangerous unbeaten Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza (15-0, 12 KOs) of Nicaragua. The scheduled for 10 round main event will take place at the Bryan Glazer Center JCC in Tampa, Florida.

Valentin rebounded from his first professional loss with a resounding knockout win his last time out. He is not shying away at all from testing himself again in taking on the challenge of the dangerous Arriaza. Continue reading ““Hurricane” Sammy to hit Telemundo tonight”

Hometown favorite and WBO Intercontinental welterweight titlist “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) returns to the Telemundo airwaves tonight. The native of Tampa, Florida will look to defend his title…
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Soliman In Action Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (45-14, 19 KOs) will be in action Saturday against Wes Capper (19-2, 12 KOs) at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia with the IBF International title up for grabs.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the ring on Saturday against Wes Capper,” Soliman told Fightnews.com®. “Training has been good with excellent sparring with world rated super middleweight Jayden Mitchell. We have been boxing twice a week over eight rounds and twelve rounds. I have no injuries and feel 100%. Capper will be a good test as he has boxer successfully in the USA.”

The promoter of the event is Brian Amatruda.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (45-14, 19 KOs) will be in action Saturday against Wes Capper (19-2, 12 KOs) at the Melbourne…
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Caparello-Chilemba Clash Friday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBC #6, WBO #12, WBA #13, IBF #14 light heavyweight Blake Caparello (28-2-1) returns to the ring against WBC #9 Isaac Chilemba (24-5-2) over twelve rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday with WBC International title up for grabs. Caparello dropped Sergey Kovalev in a WBO title shot in 2014 before being stopped in round two. Chilemba dropped a twelve round decision to Kovalev in a IBF, WBA, WBO title shot in 2016. Chilemba boxed a twelve round draw with Tony Bellew in 2013 before losing a points decision to the Englishman the same year.

In other action middleweight Michael Zerafa (22-2) will challenge for the vacant Commonwealth title against Englishman Adam Harper (8-0) over twelve rounds.

Promoter Brian Amatruda

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBC #6, WBO #12, WBA #13, IBF #14 light heavyweight Blake Caparello (28-2-1) returns to the ring against WBC #9 Isaac Chilemba (24-5-2)…
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Orozco makes weight for comeback fight

Unbeaten junior welterweight contender “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) returns to action in an LA Fight Club undercard bout on Friday night. And he made weight.

Photo: Valentin Romero

Currently rated #11 by the IBF, Orozco has struggled mightily to make weight in the recent past. Last September he had a high profile HBO fight canceled due to him being SEVEN pounds overweight. The year before he passed out trying to make 140 and had an HBO Latino bout canceled. However, he hit 140 right on the nose at Thursday’s weigh-in. His bout against Martin Honorio is a rematch. Orozco won the first fight by decision.

Seniesa Estrada 108.8 vs. Sonia Osorio 110
Oscar Duarte 135.2 vs. Jorge Rodriguez 137.6
Jousce Gonzalez 131.8 vs. Jose Martinez 133
Antonio Orozco 140 vs. Martin Honorio TBA
Edgar Valerio 125 vs. Giovanni Caro 124.8
Blair Cobbs 140 vs. Mario Esparza 140

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

Unbeaten junior welterweight contender “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) returns to action in an LA Fight Club undercard bout on Friday night. And he made weight. Currently rated #11…
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Ramirez-Imam collide in Arum-King reunion

Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam will be fighting for history. Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., will face Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight title, marking the 2,000th world title bout in the WBC’s 55-year history. The winner of the bout will receive a special belt commemorating the occasion. Ramirez-Imam will be televised live on ESPN.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The event at The Theater inside Madison Square Garden in New York City is promoted by Top Rank and Don King Productions, reuniting old rivals Bob Arum and Don King.
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jose Ramirez: I’m very thankful for the opportunity. It’s definitely a blessing to be able to fight here for my first world title, here at the ‘Mecca of Boxing’ here in New York City. To be able to showcase my talent to a whole different crowd, it’s part of becoming a superstar. It’s part of growing as a fighter. It’s part of growing as an entertainer. And I can’t wait to showcase my talent on Saturday against Amir Imam.”

Amir Imam: “A lot of fighters don’t get to fight here, and I’m blessed and honored to be here, fighting for the WBC’s 2,000th title fight. And I’m ready to go…he’s a tough fighter. I see a lot in him. I’m not overlooking him, and I know we trained hard for this training camp. I’m ready to get the WBC belt.”

Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam will be fighting for history. Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., will face Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC)…
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De Alba returns April 13

Junior Lightweight Frank De Alba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) returns to the ring when he takes on O’Shaquie Foster (12-2, 8 KOs) in the eight-round main event on Friday night, April 13 at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center. The 30-year-old De Alba has had some tough luck as he has had several recent fights fall through for different reasons. This will be his first bout in just over a year

In the eight-round cruiserweight co-feature, Luther Smith (9-2, 8 KOs) will take on Elvin Sanchez (8-3-1, 6 KOs). Smith, 39, only started his pro career three years ago. Sanchez, 37, is a ten-year ring veteran.

The show is promoted by King’s Promotions. A full undercard will be announced shortly.

Junior Lightweight Frank De Alba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) returns to the ring when he takes on O’Shaquie Foster (12-2, 8 KOs) in the eight-round main event on Friday night, April…
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Rockin’ Fights 30 weigh-in results

Courtney Pennington 153.8 vs. Steven Martinez 153.2
Danny Gonzalez 140.2 vs. Juan Rodriguez 138.8
Angel Suarez 128.6 vs. Titus Williams 128.8
Valerio Nocera 135.8 vs. Alexander Picot 138
Johnathan Arroyo 144.8 vs. Deron Lawson 142.6

Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing

Courtney Pennington 153.8 vs. Steven Martinez 153.2 Danny Gonzalez 140.2 vs. Juan Rodriguez 138.8 Angel Suarez 128.6 vs. Titus Williams 128.8 Valerio Nocera 135.8 vs. Alexander Picot 138 Johnathan Arroyo…
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HBO picks up Whyte vs. Browne clash

Great news! HBO Boxing will televise the important heavyweight grudge match between Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) and Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) on March 24 at the landmark O2 venue in London. The fight will air live at 6PM ET with a same-day replay at 10PM ET/PT.

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

Though they have only met at press conferences, the two fighters have sparked a hot rivalry over social media.

Great news! HBO Boxing will televise the important heavyweight grudge match between Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) and Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) on March 24 at the landmark O2…
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Medical Exam of world title twinbill on Sunday

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi

A world title twinbill on Sunday in a port city of Kobe, Japan, is coming close with all the participants having medical examination by the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) at Shinsei Gym, the results of which are as follows:

WBO 105-pount title bout
Ryuya Yamanaka/Moises Calleros
Height: 162.5 cm/162.5 cm 5’4”/5’4”
Reach: 169 cm/173 cm 66.5”/68.1”
Neck: 34 cm/36.5 cm 13.4”/14.4”
Chest: 87 cm/80.5 cm 34.2”/31.7”

WBA 108-pound title bout for the vacant championship
Carlos Canizales/Reiya Konishi
Height: 159.5 cm/163.5 cm 5’3”/5’4”
Reach: 164 cm/166 cm 64.6”/65.4”
Neck: 36 cm/35 cm 14.2”/13.8”
Chest: 84.5 cm/89 cm 33.3”/35”

Continue reading “Medical Exam of world title twinbill on Sunday”

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi A world title twinbill on Sunday in a port city of Kobe, Japan, is coming close with all the participants having medical examination by the…
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Price reflects on Briscoe Award, upcoming fight

It will be a busy few weeks for undefeated super flyweight prospect Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price.

The 19 year-old native of Sicklerville, New Jersey who has a perfect mark of 5-0 with all of his wins coming via knockout (Including 4 in the 1st round) will be on-hand at the 11th annual Briscoe Awards to accept the prestigious Rookie of the Year award. Continue reading “Price reflects on Briscoe Award, upcoming fight”

It will be a busy few weeks for undefeated super flyweight prospect Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price. The 19 year-old native of Sicklerville, New Jersey who has a perfect mark…
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Kingry Garcia aiming to continue win streak

By Miguel Maravilla

Rising undefeated prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs), of Victorville, California, held a media workout Wednesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym in Bell, California. Garcia is preparing for his next fight against Fernando Vargas (32-15-3, 24 KOs) of Mexico next Thursday (March 22) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California headlining Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.

Photo: Lina Baker/Seeyouringside Photography

“My preparation has been outstanding. I have worked my ass off,” said Garcia. “Fernando Vargas is going to bring a lot of aggression. He will try to dethrone me and keep me from achieving my dream. I’m so motivated and ready for this.” Continue reading “Kingry Garcia aiming to continue win streak”

By Miguel Maravilla Rising undefeated prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs), of Victorville, California, held a media workout Wednesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym in Bell, California. Garcia…
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Arriaza ready for Telemundo debut Friday

Undefeated WBA FEDECENTRO welterweight beltholder Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza (15-0, 12 KOs) of Nicaragua will make his Telemundo debut this Friday against hometown favorite and WBO Intercontinental titlist “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) in a scheduled ten-rounder at the Bryan Glazer Center JCC in Tampa, Florida.

This opportunity dropped in Arriaza’s lap as he was preparing for another fight when he got the call to fight Valentin. Arriaza did not hesitate to jump at the chance and feels that this is the absolute right moment in his career to step up. Continue reading “Arriaza ready for Telemundo debut Friday”

Undefeated WBA FEDECENTRO welterweight beltholder Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza (15-0, 12 KOs) of Nicaragua will make his Telemundo debut this Friday against hometown favorite and WBO Intercontinental titlist “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin…
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Agbeko-Blakey heads St. Pat’s Day in Nashville

Light heavyweight knockout king Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko (20-1, 18 KOs) will headline Tri-Star Boxing’s special edition of “Fight at the Fairgrounds” when he battles Lawrence Blakey (5-8-2, 2 KOs) on Saturday at the Fairground Sports Arena in Nashville, TN. The Agbeko-Blakey fight is scheduled for six rounds.

Junior flyweight Edwin Reyes (7-3-2, 5 KOs) meets Armando “Chiquita” Vazquez (25-20-1, 6 KOs) in the 10 round co-feature. The pair previously met in 2017, with Reyes capturing a decision victory.

Light heavyweight knockout king Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko (20-1, 18 KOs) will headline Tri-Star Boxing’s special edition of “Fight at the Fairgrounds” when he battles Lawrence Blakey (5-8-2, 2 KOs)…
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O’Reilly headlines Saturday in Mississauga

Undefeated IBA lightweight beltholder Josh “Dubs” O’Reilly will make his first title defense on a special St. Patrick’s Day card this Saturday night at Hersey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. O’Reilly (10-0, 4 KOs) will take on Mexican invader Juan Bedolla Orozco (19-7-2, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event. “I’m excited to headline because I’ve always felt it would be cool to fight on St. Paddy’s Day, in the main event, close to home and defending my title” O’Reilly said without a hint of an Irish brogue.

Heavyweight Frankie Rill (14-2, 10 KOs) faces knockout-artist Sebastian “El Grandote” Ignacio Ceballos (34-9-2, 26 KOs) in the eight-round co-featured event.

Undefeated IBA lightweight beltholder Josh “Dubs” O’Reilly will make his first title defense on a special St. Patrick’s Day card this Saturday night at Hersey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.…
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Doheny, O’Connor top St. Pat’s Day Clash 3

Undefeated IBF #1 mandatory junior featherweight contender T.J. “The Power” Doheny (18-0, 13 KOs) of Ireland will put his record and status on the line this Saturday in the eight-round co-featured event on the “St. Patrick’s Day Clash 3” Pay-Per-View card, also airing in Canada exclusively on Super Channel, live from the House of Blues in Boston. The card also features local fan favorite Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (29-3, 11 KOs), who will make his first WBC silver international junior welterweight title defense against Canadian challenger Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (26-4-1, 17 KOs).

Suggested price of the PPV is $24.95.

Undefeated IBF #1 mandatory junior featherweight contender T.J. “The Power” Doheny (18-0, 13 KOs) of Ireland will put his record and status on the line this Saturday in the eight-round…
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Hearn: Parker is a tougher fight than Wilder

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Promoter Eddie Hearn says WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s March 31 unification fight in Cardiff, Wales, against WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be tougher than a highly anticipated clash between Joshua and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

“Technically Parker is a tougher fight than Deontay Wilder,” Hearn told Fight Hub TV. “The Wilder fight is going to be dangerous but AJ is going to pick Wilder off and beat him up and punish him. Parker is going to be a breakdown job. Parker is going to move and they are going to be clever and they will have a game plan . Wilder against AJ the game plan goes out the window. It’s going to be a barn burner but it’s all irrelevant unless AJ wins on March 31st.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn says WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s March 31 unification fight in Cardiff, Wales, against WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker…
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