Derevyanchenko-Johnson set for Aug 25

Powerful middleweights Sergiy Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) and Tureano Johnson (20-1, 14 KOs) will square-off in a middleweight world title eliminator that headlines a special Friday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on August 25 from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

In the co-main event, unbeaten Immanuwel Aleem (17-0-1, 10 KOs) takes on once-beaten Hugo Centeno (25-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight attraction.

Powerful middleweights Sergiy Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) and Tureano Johnson (20-1, 14 KOs) will square-off in a middleweight world title eliminator that headlines a special Friday night edition of Premier…
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Shields vies for world title in fourth pro fight

By Byron Spurlock

“I want to do what other women fighters have not been able to do before me and that is win a world title in four fights,” said two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (3-0, 1 KO) who fights for her first world championship this Friday against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) of Germany.

Photo: Bob Ryder

While wrapping up her training, Shields took some time to chat with FightNews about her goals, how she wants to be remembered, and how she would do against some of the legends of women’s boxing. Continue reading “Shields vies for world title in fourth pro fight”

By Byron Spurlock “I want to do what other women fighters have not been able to do before me and that is win a world title in four fights,” said…
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Ex-champ Mickey Bey returns to the ring

Former lightweight world champion Mickey Bey (22-2-1, 10 KOs) will face once-beaten contender Anthony Peterson (37-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight matchup that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes August 22 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

Televised coverage begins at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT as part of a week of events presented by Mayweather Promotions and leading up to the Mayweather vs. McGregor showdown on Saturday.

“It’s been over a year since I was in the ring and I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my career as a fighter and as a man,” said Bey. “I realize what’s important now and how I can protect my legacy as a fighter. I’ve put in more work fir this fight than I have for any other and I’m ready to let my performance speak for me. I’m focusing on my mental toughness and my ring IQ and I’m looking to put on a perfect performance on August 22.” Continue reading “Ex-champ Mickey Bey returns to the ring”

Former lightweight world champion Mickey Bey (22-2-1, 10 KOs) will face once-beaten contender Anthony Peterson (37-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight matchup that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS…
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Sulaiman: WBC deserves the respect of Canelo

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said he is “tired of the hostile and aggressive attitudes” of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez towards the WBC. “If the concern and displeasure of Canelo is over paying the sanctioning fee for disputing a WBC belt, no problem. We understand and respect that because it’s his money. From the beginning of his career we have supported him. What I can’t understand is that he is a Mexican who is putting the name of the sport on high and making a media controversy about this organization.”

The World Boxing Council has reported that in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight, the championship of Golovkin will be in dispute. Canelo has publicly stated that he will only be fighting for the WBA and IBF belts.

According to Sulaiman, Golovkin is the champion and if he wins he will retain the belt. If GGG loses, it will be Canelo’s decision.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said he is “tired of the hostile and aggressive attitudes” of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez towards the WBC. “If the concern and displeasure…
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Burnett-Zhakiyanov clash in WBA/IBF bantam unification

Ryan Burnett will face Zhanat Zhakiyanov in an historic unification clash for the IBF and WBA world bantamweight titles at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Saturday October 21, live on Sky Sports.

Burnett ripped the IBF crown from Lee Haskins in impressive style in June at the SSE Arena and puts the title on the line in the first unification fight to be held in Northern Ireland. He faces a stiff examination if he’s to land the WBA strap in the form of Zhakiyanov, the 30 year old Kazakh trained by British legend Ricky Hatton who is fresh from an impressive February win over Rau’shee Warren in his backyard in Ohio to claim the title. Continue reading “Burnett-Zhakiyanov clash in WBA/IBF bantam unification”

Ryan Burnett will face Zhanat Zhakiyanov in an historic unification clash for the IBF and WBA world bantamweight titles at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Saturday October 21, live…
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Smith: Skoglund is good, I’m better

Super middleweight Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) spoke about his opening World Boxing Super Series quarter-final matchup against Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) on September 16 in his hometown of Liverpool. Smith selected Skoglund as his opponent during the WBSS live Draft Gala on July 8th.

“He is a good all-round fighter who does the basics well,” said Smith. “He fights when he has to and boxes when he has to. But I believe that the stuff that he is good at, I am better. I think I will be a little bit too good for him on the night. I picked him so I need to prove that that was the right decision by doing my job and beating him.”

Super middleweight Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) spoke about his opening World Boxing Super Series quarter-final matchup against Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) on September 16 in his hometown of…
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Lomachenko Team throws shade on Garcia

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia’s win over Adrien Broner didn’t impress WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, his manager Egis Klimas or his promoter Todd duBoef of Top Rank. Here’s what they had to say…

Vasyl Lomachenko: His trainer Robert Garcia mentioned that Mikey is a fighter A-Class. I hadn’t seen anything during that bout that showed me he was a Class-A outstanding fighter. Yes, he won the fight. Yes, he did everything to win the fight, what he needed to be, but I haven’t seen anything outstanding and I haven’t seen him being an A-Class fighter.

Egis Klimas: I think we are in a different grade. I would love to fight Mikey Garcia. It would give a big name to Vasyl…

Todd duBoef: I don’t even think it’s a big name (laughing) I saw the fight, believe it or not. I didn’t think it was an incredible performance. He outpointed Broner. I didn’t think it was a scintillating fight. I thought he won the fight clearly. I wasn’t thinking ‘Oh my God, the masses are clamoring to see him.’ I am being honest with you. I think he had a nice fight. He fought well. Broner wasn’t throwing a lot of punches and Mikey did a good job, but a big name? A big name is Mikey Garcia now? I don’t see that.

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WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia’s win over Adrien Broner didn’t impress WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, his manager Egis Klimas or his promoter Todd duBoef of Top Rank. Here’s…
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Lomachenko a 100:1 favorite

Most online sportsbooks list WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko as a 100:1 favorite to retain his title against Miguel Marriaga on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Marriaga backers can get 16:1.

Below is a Top Rank-produced behind the scenes look at the fight.

Most online sportsbooks list WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko as a 100:1 favorite to retain his title against Miguel Marriaga on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Marriaga backers can…
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Shields-Adler Media Workout

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

WBC and IBF World Champion, Nikki Adler and WBC Silver Champion and 2X Olympic Gold Medalist, Claressa Shields held their open workout today at the Kronk Gym in Detroit, MI.

Both fighters worked out and answered questions about their upcoming fight on August 4, 2017
at the MGM Grand Detroit. Continue reading “Shields-Adler Media Workout”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder WBC and IBF World Champion, Nikki Adler and WBC Silver Champion and 2X Olympic Gold Medalist, Claressa Shields held their open workout today…
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WBC may honor Mayweather-McGregor winner

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has commented on the possibility of the WBC presenting a prize or a belt to the winner of Mayweather-McGregor bout on August 26 at T-Mobile in Las Vegas. “We must understand that Mayweather represents the world of boxing,” said Sulaiman, “and we are looking at the possibility of participating by delivering a prize or something symbolic to the winner of this fight.”

Sulaiman also stated that that the WBC may order a fight between former world champions Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia for the interim world welterweight championship since reigning champ Thurman is likely out for the remainder of 2017.

Porter is scheduled to fight Puerto Rican Thomas Dulorme on August 26.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has commented on the possibility of the WBC presenting a prize or a belt to the winner of Mayweather-McGregor bout on August…
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Lomachenko, Beltran Q&A Transcript

TODD duBOEF: I would like to welcome everybody to our inaugural U.S.-based promotion that will be live on ESPN, this Saturday, at 10 p.m. ET. There is no other way to start off than with Vasyl Lomachenko. The event in itself, coming from Los Angeles [LA Live’s Microsoft Theater], having Vasyl be the debut fighter, and obviously to be discussing when somebody is pound-for-pound the best, the accolades are there and he has delivered time in and time out in his very short career. Continue reading “Lomachenko, Beltran Q&A Transcript”

TODD duBOEF: I would like to welcome everybody to our inaugural U.S.-based promotion that will be live on ESPN, this Saturday, at 10 p.m. ET. There is no other way…
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Mike Lee headlines Sept 15 in Chicago

Undefeated WBO #10, IBF #12, WBA #13 light heavyweight Mike Lee (19-0-0, 10 KOs), will headline Rosemont Rumble: “Going for 20-0” defending his USBA-IBF title against Aaron “The Quiet Storm” Quattrocchi (10-1-1, 5 KOs) in the 10-round main event on Friday, September 15 at “The Dome at the Ballpark” in Rosemont, Illinois and telecast live on CBS Sports Network.

Presented by Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions, advance tickets priced at $200, $150, $100 and $40, are now on sale through www.HitzBoxing.com.

Undefeated WBO #10, IBF #12, WBA #13 light heavyweight Mike Lee (19-0-0, 10 KOs), will headline Rosemont Rumble: “Going for 20-0” defending his USBA-IBF title against Aaron “The Quiet Storm”…
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Holyfield inks Fredrick Lawson

Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment has signed top welterweight contender Fredrick “El General Okunka” Lawson (25-1, 20 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by their COO, Eric Bentley and Fredrick’s manager Jacob Zwennes of Errol Hawk Sports Management of New Jersey in the United States.

Earlier this year, he returned to the ring with a plan to re-arrange the top of the 147lb. division. Coming off an extended layoff after losing to Kevin Bizier in an IBF final eliminator in November 2015, Lawson bounced back with a win over Sakima Mullings of Jamaica on March 11, 2017 to claim the WBC International Silver Welterweight title at the new Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana.

Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment has signed top welterweight contender Fredrick “El General Okunka” Lawson (25-1, 20 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by…
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Wise, Jenkins battle Sept 8 in Philly

It may be just a six-round fight, but the match between North Philadelphia junior middleweights Isaiah Wise and Fred Jenkins, Jr., is sure to be treated by the fans like a main event when the fighters collide Friday evening, Sept. 8, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

Topping the 10-bout card is an eight-round junior lightweight contest between Avery Sparrow, of Philadelphia, and former four-time Canadian national amateur champion Joey Laviolette, of Nova Scotia, Canada. First fight begins at 7.30 p.m. Continue reading “Wise, Jenkins battle Sept 8 in Philly”

It may be just a six-round fight, but the match between North Philadelphia junior middleweights Isaiah Wise and Fred Jenkins, Jr., is sure to be treated by the fans like…
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Ticket Alert: Linares-Campbell

Tickets for the Sept. 23 showdown between the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and the United Kingdom’s Olympic gold medalist and current No. 1 contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) will go on sale this Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. The scheduled 12-round fight will take place at the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles, California and will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $125, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person.

Tickets for the Sept. 23 showdown between the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and the United Kingdom’s Olympic gold…
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WBC #11 Barrionuevo and WBO #8 Verón set for two-fight series

Two of the most talented Argentinean welterweight prospects will collide twice beginning on October 7 in Buenos Aires. Miguel “La Joya” Barrionuevo (32-3-2, 22 KOs) will face Adrián “Chucky” Verón (21-1, 13 KOs) in a highly awaited bout that will be the main event at a venue to be determined in a presentation promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions/Mario Margossian, televised live by TyC Sports in Argentina and the entire American continent.

In a major agreement between Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Margossian, and Sampson Boxing LLC, of Sampson Lewkowicz, two of their most promising boxers and considered future boxing stars of Argentina will clash twice, one fight promoted by each company. Continue reading “WBC #11 Barrionuevo and WBO #8 Verón set for two-fight series”

Two of the most talented Argentinean welterweight prospects will collide twice beginning on October 7 in Buenos Aires. Miguel “La Joya” Barrionuevo (32-3-2, 22 KOs) will face Adrián “Chucky” Verón…
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Koki, Yap, Ratchasi retain OPBF belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

An OPBF title tripleheader took place on Sunday in Osaka, Japan, with all the defending champions emerging victorious. OPBF middleweight champ Tyson Koki (13-2-2, 11 KOs), 160, kept his belt when he outscored #9 Brandon Lockhart Shane (8-6-1, 7 KOs), 158.5, a Japan-based New Yorker, by a unanimous nod (115-111, 117-109, 119-109) over twelve. OPBF bantam titlist Mark John Yap (27-11, 13 KOs), 118, a Japan-based Filipino, barely retained his title as he came off the canvas three times in the first round and decked ex-national champ Kentaro Masuda (27-8, 15 KOs), 117.5, twice, halting him at 2:59 of the fourth session in a scheduled twelve. OPBF super-welter ruler Ratchasi Sithsaithong (12-4, 8 KOs), 153.25, Thailand, kept his belt by stopping Jumbo Oda Nobunaga Shoten Petagine (10-5, 8 KOs), 153.25, at 1:42 of the eleventh round. The loser announced to hang up gloves for good after this bitter defeat.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat An OPBF title tripleheader took place on Sunday in Osaka, Japan, with all the defending champions emerging victorious. OPBF middleweight champ Tyson Koki…
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DiBella inks Richard Commey

DiBella Entertainment has signed top rated lightweight contender Richard Commey (25-2, 22 KOs), of Accra, Ghana, to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by its President Lou DiBella and Commey’s manager Michael Amoo-bediako. Commey formally signed the deal while in New York for last Saturday’s Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia bout. He will remain in New York and train in Brooklyn under the tutelage of Andre Rozier and Gary Stark Sr. Commey is ranked #4 by the World Boxing Council and #6 by the International Boxing Federation.

DiBella Entertainment has signed top rated lightweight contender Richard Commey (25-2, 22 KOs), of Accra, Ghana, to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by its President Lou DiBella…
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Helebe and Fuzile retain SA titles

By Ron Jackson

South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe and South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile retained their titles over the past weekend at the packed to capacity Orient Theatre in East London.

Helebe (19-6, 9 KOs) made it three wins in a row over Ngema (11-6-2, 8 KOs) when he scored a unanimous 12 rounds points decision. The scores were 116-113, 116-112 and 115-113. Continue reading “Helebe and Fuzile retain SA titles”

By Ron Jackson South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe and South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile retained their titles over the past weekend at the packed to capacity Orient Theatre…
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Vasyl Lomachnecko returns Saturday

By Miguel Maravilla

Two-division world champion WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), of Ukraine returns to the ring this Saturday, August 5, as he takes on tough contender Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs) of Colombia at the Microsoft Theater, at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles televised live on ESPN. Fightnews.com caught up with Lomachenko as he is eager to get back in the ring.

“I am ready to get back in the ring to fight Marriaga and I am ready to fight. I think many around the world will get the chance to see Vasyl Lomachenko,” Vasyl Lomachenko told Fightnews.com

Lomachenko has been training in Oxnard, California with his head trainer and father in preparation for Marriaga. Continue reading “Vasyl Lomachnecko returns Saturday”

By Miguel Maravilla Two-division world champion WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), of Ukraine returns to the ring this Saturday, August 5, as he takes on…
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Moretti: Horn could face Crawford

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti thinks newly crowned WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn could possibly defending the title against Terrance Crawford if Manny Pacquiao decides to retire from boxing to concentrate on his political career.

“Well, I don’t know right now [what will happen with Jeff Horn]. You got the rematch being discussed between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao, so depending on what happens with that decision, it could impact Crawford in some ways or it could not. If Manny decides to retire, then Jeff Horn could look at a fight with Terence Crawford if that made sense for everybody. But like anything else, it’s tough to predict now what’s going to be the case four months from now. You just have to play it out on every angle,” Moretti told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti thinks newly crowned WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn could possibly defending the title against Terrance Crawford if…
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Gallimore calls out super welter champs

World ranked Nathaniel Gallimore (19-1-1, 16 KOs) scored an impressive KO over fellow contender Justin DeLoach this past Sunday. It was the second consecutive upset for Gallimore in as many fights. He knocked out previously unbeaten Jeison Rosario back in April.

Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Gallimore entered his last fight ranked #15 by the WBA and DeLoach (17-2, 9 KOs) was ranked #4 by the IBF and ranked by two more of the major sanctioning bodies. The result of the fight could possibly lead to Gallimore being ranked across the board by all the sanctioning bodies. Fightnews caught up with him shortly after his fight. Continue reading “Gallimore calls out super welter champs”

World ranked Nathaniel Gallimore (19-1-1, 16 KOs) scored an impressive KO over fellow contender Justin DeLoach this past Sunday. It was the second consecutive upset for Gallimore in as many…
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Herrera and Soto Karass promise a war

By Miguel Maravilla

Photo: Kyte Monroe/BoxStats

Southern California welterweights Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside and Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will clash this Friday August 4th on the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN main event at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California in what will be a guaranteed fan friendly action fight.

Fightnews.com® caught up with both fighters as they talked about their upcoming matchup. Continue reading “Herrera and Soto Karass promise a war”

By Miguel Maravilla Southern California welterweights Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside and Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Los…
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Crawford-Indongo gathers interest

The world super lightweight championship clash between Terrence Crawford and Julius Indongo is attracting the interest of everyone. The belts of all four major organizations will be on the line as Crawford defends his WBC and WBO belts, and Idondgo defends his WBA and IBF belts.

Undisputed four-belt world champions are very rare in boxing, but one will be crowned August 19 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. ESPN will televise the event.

The world super lightweight championship clash between Terrence Crawford and Julius Indongo is attracting the interest of everyone. The belts of all four major organizations will be on the line…
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WBSS: WBC announces Muhammad Ali belt

Winners of the World Boxing Super Series will not only win the WBSS Muhammad Ali Trophy. The WBC has announced that the winners will also receive the WBC Muhammad Ali Diamond Belt. In the statement, the WBC said “The WBC fully supports this tournament as it is a concept which will bring many good fights in two divisions with some of the best fighters in the world.”

Winners of the World Boxing Super Series will not only win the WBSS Muhammad Ali Trophy. The WBC has announced that the winners will also receive the WBC Muhammad Ali…
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