Kimura dethrones Shiming with shock TKO

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unheralded underdog Sho Kimura (15-1-2, 7 KOs) scored a stunning eleventh round TKO over WBO flyweight champion Zou Shiming (9-2, 2 KOs) on Friday night to claim the WBO belt at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China.

Bleeding badly from a cut above the right eye, Kumura finally caught up with the fleet-footed Zou and battered him to the canvas with a barrage of punches. Zou staggered to his feet but was unable to continue. Time was 2:28. At the time of the stoppage, Zou was ahead 96-94, 97-93 on two cards. Kimura was ahead 96-94 on the third card.

This was Shiming’s first defense and first fight since bolting from promoter Top Rank and trainer Freddie Roach. Shiming promoted this card himself under his Zouxuan Sports banner.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unheralded underdog Sho Kimura (15-1-2, 7 KOs) scored a stunning eleventh round TKO over WBO flyweight champion Zou Shiming (9-2, 2 KOs) on Friday night to claim…
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Hughie Fury’s old school training camp

WBO heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury has based himself at a spartan-style training camp at Lake Windermere as he heads into the biggest fight of his life against undefeated WBO champion Joseph Parker. Fury has set up camp in the mountains with his father and trainer Peter for his showdown with Parker on Saturday 23rd September at the Manchester Arena.

Photo: Hennessy Sports/Karen Priestley

While thousands of tourists and holiday makers enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Lake District, Fury is experiencing the flip side and is putting his body and mind through hell in the rough and brutal surrounding terrain to become the first man to beat Parker. Continue reading “Hughie Fury’s old school training camp”

WBO heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury has based himself at a spartan-style training camp at Lake Windermere as he heads into the biggest fight of his life against undefeated WBO…
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Carmona 4 lbs heavy, Lozano replaces Martinez

At yesterday’s Boxeo Telemundo official weigh-in at the Osceola Heritage Park David “Severo” Carmona (20-4, 8 KOs) came 4 pounds over the contract weight. After attempts for Carmona to lose weight and offers to move forward with the fight his opponent Jose Martínez opted not to fight. Promoters were forced to look for a replacement and were able to secure Daniel “Alacrán” Lozano (13-4, 10 KOs) who will face Carmona in a rematch bout. Lozano was scheduled to fight Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic but his fight fell out and he is in shape and ready to take on this challenge.

Daniel Lozano 122 vs. David Carmona 119
Danny Pastrana 159 vs. Manny Woods 158
Jean Carlos Rivera 125 vs. Juan Carlos Benavidez 126
Henry Lebron 131 vs. Oscar Quezada 133
Noe Lozano 156 vs. Daruma Almenarez 157
Kervin Gonzalez 125 vs. Edgar Figueroa 125

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Building Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

At yesterday’s Boxeo Telemundo official weigh-in at the Osceola Heritage Park David “Severo” Carmona (20-4, 8 KOs) came 4 pounds over the contract weight. After attempts for Carmona to lose…
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Garcia a 2:1 favorite to beat Broner

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia is a -240 favorite to defeat Adrien “The Problem” Broner when they meet Saturday night in Brooklyn. Broner backers can get +190. There has been a lot of late action on Broner, for example, The Greek Sportsbook (thegreek.com) opened Broner as an 8:1 underdog and he’s been bet down to almost a 2:1 underdog. By the way, The Greek is offering a free $20 boxing bet with no strings attached or deposit required.

On the same card, heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby Miller is -250 to defeat Gerald Washington +195, and middleweight Jermall Charlo is a whopping -2500 to beat Jorge Sebastian Heiland +1200.

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia is a -240 favorite to defeat Adrien “The Problem” Broner when they meet Saturday night in Brooklyn. Broner backers can get +190. There has been…
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Mayweather to break camp for Broner fight

By TMZSports.com

Adrien Broner will have some major starpower in his corner when he takes on Mikey Garcia this weekend — FLOYD MAYWEATHER. Broner and Floyd have a big bro, lil bro relationship with major ups and downs. But it seems they’re on great terms at the moment … with Floyd promising he’ll be in the building to support AB on Saturday.

“He called me the other day and said he was gonna be there,” Broner tells TMZ Sports.

Floyd’s been training at his gym in Vegas — but the Broner vs. Garcia fight is in NY. No problem for Money May … who can gas up one of his TWO private jets to make the trip.

By TMZSports.com Adrien Broner will have some major starpower in his corner when he takes on Mikey Garcia this weekend — FLOYD MAYWEATHER. Broner and Floyd have a big bro,…
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Beltran fighting for more than belts

Next week in Los Angeles, three-time world title challenger and IBF #2 lightweight contender Ray Beltran (33-7-1, 21 KOs) will be defending his NABF and NABO lightweight titles against former two-time WBA interim super featherweight world champ and current WBA #1 contender Bryan Vasquez (36-2, 19 KOs).

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

A former sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, Beltran still trains at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood with Pepe Reilly. Every fight he wins gets him one step closer to a precious green card via the “extraordinary athlete” status needed to qualify for the EB-1 green card typically available to certain sportspeople, entertainers, and masters of the arts and sciences. Recently, he has been in the U.S. under an athletic visa. Continue reading “Beltran fighting for more than belts”

Next week in Los Angeles, three-time world title challenger and IBF #2 lightweight contender Ray Beltran (33-7-1, 21 KOs) will be defending his NABF and NABO lightweight titles against former…
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WBA orders Marrero-Rojas, Cleverly-Bivol

The WBA Championships Committee has ordered two mandatory fights. WBA interim featherweight champion Claudio Marrero (22-1, 16 KOs) must defend against WBA #2 rated Jesus Rojas (25-1-2, 18 KOs). Also WBA “regular” light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KOs) must unify with “interim” beltholder Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs). The camps have 30 days to negotiate agreements, otherwise the WBA will schedule respective purse bids.

The WBA Championships Committee has ordered two mandatory fights. WBA interim featherweight champion Claudio Marrero (22-1, 16 KOs) must defend against WBA #2 rated Jesus Rojas (25-1-2, 18 KOs). Also…
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Linares-Campbell lands at The Forum

WBA lightweight champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) will put his title and 11-fight win streak on the line Saturday, September 23 when he takes on Olympic Gold Medalist and #1 contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) in a 12-round main event from Los Angeles’ “Fabulous” Forum. The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Linares will now have faced a British opponent in four of his last five fights.

WBA lightweight champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) will put his title and 11-fight win streak on the line Saturday, September 23 when he takes on…
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Garcia-Broner Final Press Conference

Super lightweights Mikey Garcia and Adrien “The Problem” Broner faced off Thursday in Brooklyn at the final press conference for Saturday’s clash on Showtime.

Mikey Garcia: I’m 100% ready. I’m confident he’s 100% ready. It just makes for one helluva fight.

Adrien Broner: He ain’t no f**king Maidana. And they know that. He ain’t nowhere near Maidana. It ain’t sh*t he gonna be able to do to stop me from getting the victory…this muthaf**ker ain’t gonna beat me.

Super lightweights Mikey Garcia and Adrien “The Problem” Broner faced off Thursday in Brooklyn at the final press conference for Saturday’s clash on Showtime. Mikey Garcia: I’m 100% ready. I’m…
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Dolton back in action Aug 4

Detroit-based super welterweight contender Domonique Dolton is eager to return to action next weekend and get back in the mix. Dolton (17-1-1, 9 KOs) hasn’t fought in 10 months and hasn’t fought in his home state in nearly seven years, but says manager David Segura, and new trainer Jonathan Banks have him at an all-new level of skill and fitness and ready for the world’s best.

He will take on Brockton, Massachusetts, veteran Antonio Chaves Fernandez in a six-round fight on the undercard of Salita Promotions’ “Battle of the Best” event on August 4 at the MGM Grand Detroit. Continue reading “Dolton back in action Aug 4”

Detroit-based super welterweight contender Domonique Dolton is eager to return to action next weekend and get back in the mix. Dolton (17-1-1, 9 KOs) hasn’t fought in 10 months and…
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Adames dominates ex-champ Molina

By Robert Coster

In a fight between top ranking contenders, not too usual in today’s boxing, WBA# 6 Carlos Adames (12-0, 10 KOs) passed the first major test of his young career winning a lopsided decision over WBC #7, IBF #13 Carlos Molina (28-7-2, 8 KOs) over 11 rounds in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 23-year-old Adames retained his WBA Fedelatin title, scoring a knockdown in the second round, pacing himself well and punishing Molina using his trademark left hook to the body. Molina, being the worthy veteran that he is, put up a competitive fight but the big difference was Adames’ youth and superior power.

Photo: Upper Promotion

The former IBF world champion’s punches did not faze the young Dominican, all the while he would wince each time he got hit by Adames. In the 11th and last round, Adames came close to stopping the Mexican veteran. The judges’ scores were 110-98, 110-98, 109-99 for Adames. Continue reading “Adames dominates ex-champ Molina”

By Robert Coster In a fight between top ranking contenders, not too usual in today’s boxing, WBA# 6 Carlos Adames (12-0, 10 KOs) passed the first major test of his…
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Shiming, Kimura make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Zou Shiming 111.9 vs. Sho Kimura 111.5
(WBO world flyweight title)

Dong Chaoqun 160 vs. Sunil Khokhar 159
Sun Bohao 121 vs. Sithsaithong Lapkatok 121.5
Aming Buhe 140 vs. Bima Prakosa 140
Yan Jie 160 vs. Joe Corner 160
Chen Zubiao 114 vs. Anuj Singh 116

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China
Promoter: Zou Shiming

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Zou Shiming 111.9 vs. Sho Kimura 111.5 (WBO world flyweight title) Dong Chaoqun 160 vs. Sunil Khokhar 159 Sun Bohao 121 vs. Sithsaithong Lapkatok 121.5 Aming Buhe…
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Chocolatito: I was totally convinced I had won

By Miguel Maravilla

Former world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1-0, 38 KOs), of Managua, Nicaragua looks to regain his title when he takes on WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, (42-4-1, 38 KOs), of Thailand. Chocolatito will get his shot at redemption on September 9th at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, headlining the “Super Fly” card live on HBO. We caught up with Chocolatito and talked about his upcoming rematch.

Photo: Tom Hogan/K2 Promotions

“I am happy for this opportunity. I want to thank the WBC, Teiken Promotions and HBO for granting the rematch. Now it’s time to work hard to win back that title,” Chocolatito told Fightnews.com®. Continue reading “Chocolatito: I was totally convinced I had won”

By Miguel Maravilla Former world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1-0, 38 KOs), of Managua, Nicaragua looks to regain his title when he takes on WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket…
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Martinez hits Kissimmee, FL

Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez arrived in Orlando, Florida in anticipation of his upcoming fight this Friday, July 28th at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL against David “El Severo” Carmona for the vacant NABO super flyweight title. Martinez arrived confident with his coach Julio Martinez. The official weigh-in is open to public today from 4-6 PM at the Osceola Heritage Park. Tickets are now on sale @ Ticketmaster.com.

Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez arrived in Orlando, Florida in anticipation of his upcoming fight this Friday, July 28th at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL against David “El Severo” Carmona…
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Buthelezi favorite to retain IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Gideon Buthelezi is an overwhelming favorite to retain his IBO junior bantamweight belt when he meets Ryan Rey Ponteras from the Philippines on Friday night at the International Convention Centre in East London, South Africa. The 31-year-old Buthelezi (19-5, 4 KOs), who fights from the southpaw stance is one of South Africa’s most skillful fighters in recent years.
He has won seven belts since making his pro debut in July 2006 which include the IBO strawweight and IBO flyweight belts. He has also captured the IBO junior-bantamweight belt on two occasions; and has a victory over the current IBO light-flyweight champion Hekkie Budler. Continue reading “Buthelezi favorite to retain IBO belt”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Gideon Buthelezi is an overwhelming favorite to retain his IBO junior bantamweight belt when he meets Ryan Rey Ponteras from the Philippines on Friday night…
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Martinez looks to keep 0 on Telemundo Friday

Undefeated super flyweight Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (19-0-1, 12 KOs) of Las Marias, Puerto Rico looks to remain unbeaten as he headlines Boxeo Telemundo Ford this Friday in the main event. His opponent will be former two-time world title challenger David “El Severo” Carmona (20-4-5, 8 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico. The site of the event will be the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.

Martinez will be taking a huge step up in class vs the seasoned Carmona. He will have the support of the pro Puerto Rican crowd, but he knows he’ll have to do the fighting himself. After a solid training camp, Martinez plans to show he’s ready for the next level. Continue reading “Martinez looks to keep 0 on Telemundo Friday”

Undefeated super flyweight Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (19-0-1, 12 KOs) of Las Marias, Puerto Rico looks to remain unbeaten as he headlines Boxeo Telemundo Ford this Friday in the main event.…
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Boxing back in Pittsburgh Aug 12

Professional boxing returns to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 12 for “Rivers Rumble VII” presented by Made Men Promotions. Newly crowned UBF lightweight champion Bill “Hutch” Hutchinson (13-2, 6 KOs) makes his return to the ring against Victor Abreau (10-1, 6 KOs) in the main event.

Also featured is undefeated heavyweight Fred Latham (9-0, 5 KOs) against Daniel Pasicolla (9-2-3, 0 KOs) and undefeated lightweight Matt “Sweet Child” Conway (9-0, 4 KOs) against Osnel “Prince” Charles (11-16-1, 1 KO).

Ticket prices start at $30 for general admission and $50 for reserved seating.

Professional boxing returns to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 12 for “Rivers Rumble VII” presented by Made Men Promotions. Newly crowned UBF lightweight champion Bill “Hutch” Hutchinson (13-2,…
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Big Baby, Washington looking for KO win

Heavyweight contenders Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs) and Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) turned up for an open-to-the-public media workout Wednesday at Modell’s Sporting Goods in Brooklyn before they enter the ring this weekend at the Barclays Center. The fight will be available on Facebook Live and YouTube prior to the live Showtime telecast.

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Jarrell Miller: “I can’t wait to get in the ring in my hometown. There’s going to be great energy and great excitement on Saturday. I’m in killer mode right now but inside I’m jumping for joy. Gerald Washington is a good opponent for me coming back from a layoff. Most people wouldn’t go right into a fight so challenging. I’m warrior-built. I’ve been doing this for a long time. My main thing is to go in there and knock him out. Continue reading “Big Baby, Washington looking for KO win”

Heavyweight contenders Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs) and Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) turned up for an open-to-the-public media workout Wednesday at Modell’s Sporting Goods in Brooklyn before…
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Roach talks about Cotto training camp

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach shared important details regarding the training camp of Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only Puerto Rican boxer to ever win world titles in four divisions, as he prepares to go to war for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title against Japanese slugger Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs). Cotto will attempt to obtain a sixth world title in four divisions and will appear on HBO for an astounding 23rd time. The event takes place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, and will be televised live on HBO, going head-to-head with the Mayweather-McGregor PPV the same night.

Photo: Bryan Perez/MC Promotions

Roach, who was supervising a recent sparring session at the Wild Card Boxing Club, shared Cotto’s training camp routine. Continue reading “Roach talks about Cotto training camp”

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach shared important details regarding the training camp of Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only Puerto Rican boxer to ever win world titles in…
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Tyson Fury seemingly retires again

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has apparently retired again, claiming this is “The End” in a post on Instagram.

Last week, Fury stated “I’m undefeated. Second heavyweight champion in history to retire unbeaten after Rocky Marciano. Unified the division. Beat the man who can’t be beat. Do I need to do anymore?”

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has apparently retired again, claiming this is “The End” in a post on Instagram. Last week, Fury stated “I’m undefeated. Second heavyweight champion in history…
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Huck has home advantage against Usyk

The first contest of the World Boxing Super Series will be the cruiserweight quarter-final between WBO world champion Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) and former champion Marco Huck (40-4-1, 27 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin on September 9th. Number one seed in the 200lb bracket, Usyk, of Ukraine, picked the experienced German fighter to be the third defense of his title at the Draft Gala in Monaco earlier this month. Huck will have the fan support as he lives in Berlin and has fought at the venue many times. Ticket details will be announced shortly.

The first contest of the World Boxing Super Series will be the cruiserweight quarter-final between WBO world champion Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) and former champion Marco Huck (40-4-1, 27…
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Lomachenko targets P4P recognition

Two-division world champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) returns to a Los Angeles ring August 5, at Microsoft Theater, located at LA Live! Lomachenko will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs).

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Vasyl Lomachenko: “It’s so exciting to be fighting on ESPN. So many more people are going to learn a lot about me and what I am capable of doing in the ring on Saturday night. Continue reading “Lomachenko targets P4P recognition”

Two-division world champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) returns to a Los Angeles ring August 5, at Microsoft Theater, located at LA Live! Lomachenko will be defending his World…
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Herrera-Soto Karass Media Day

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 Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico hosted a media workout on Tuesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym, in Bell, California, ahead of their clash on the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN main event taking place next Friday August 4th at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Photo: Kyte Monroe/BoxStats

Here is what the fighters had to say

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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Ortiz: I still feel like I can be one of the best

Former world champion Victor Ortiz held a media workout in Ventura, Calif. Wednesday as he prepares to return to the ring and battle Mexico’s Saul Corral in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Sunday, July 30 live from Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, California.

Photo: Andre Turner II/Ringstar Sports

Victor Ortiz: “I still feel like I can be one of the best in the 147-pound division. It’s there for the taking. There are some gifted fighters in there and I respect them, but I believe that I have what it takes to be right up there. I’m a complete fighter. Continue reading “Ortiz: I still feel like I can be one of the best”

Former world champion Victor Ortiz held a media workout in Ventura, Calif. Wednesday as he prepares to return to the ring and battle Mexico’s Saul Corral in the main event…
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Mendoza: Boxing is a vehicle for improvement

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association, visited the radio Ondas de la Montaña (Mountain waves) in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia to talk about boxing “as a vehicle of social improvement” and present boxing environment with journalist Jorge Alberto Garcia.

“Boxing helps many people, teaches them solid values and makes them good people. Many people think it’s only about being a world champion, but it’s not that simple. Boxing allows them to be trainers, judges, referees. In general, it gives them the possibility to have a healthy life style”, said Mendoza and added: “In Venezuela, we managed to have many young people who studied and trained. Not all of them were successful as fighters, but today they are good trainers and managers or went to college to get a degree.” Continue reading “Mendoza: Boxing is a vehicle for improvement”

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association, visited the radio Ondas de la Montaña (Mountain waves) in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia to talk about boxing “as a vehicle of…
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