Full Report: Nery dethrones WBC bantam champ Yamanaka

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Mexican southpaw Luis Nery (24-0, 18 KOs), 118, surprisingly captured the WBC bantamweight belt when he swarmed over previously unbeaten champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KOs), 118, battered him to the punch and halted him with the towel thrown in from his corner at 2:29 of the fourth round on Tuesday in Kyoto, Japan. Yamanaka, a southpaw upright stylist, failed to score his thirteenth defense, which would have tied the Japanese mark of Yoko Gushiken’s as many defenses registered 37 years ago.

It’s a shocking defeat for a great many adherents in Kyoto city, where he had stayed in high school days and started to learn how to box—along with his younger alumni such as 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata and former world challenger Shohei Omori.

Prior to the quick stoppage Nery was leading on points: Oren Shellenberger (US), David Sutherland (US) both 29-28 for Nery, Joel Scobie (Canada) 29-28 for Yamanaka. The referee was Mike Griffin (Canada). Continue reading “Full Report: Nery dethrones WBC bantam champ Yamanaka”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Mexican southpaw Luis Nery (24-0, 18 KOs), 118, surprisingly captured the WBC bantamweight belt when he swarmed over previously unbeaten champ Shinsuke…
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Duran analyzes GGG vs. Canelo

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Boxing legend Roberto Duran expects the Gennady Golovkin versus Saul Alvarez contest on September 16 in Las Vegas to be a tough fight, but isn’t picking a winner.

“When Golovkin fought with the gringo Jacobs, he received a lot of punches. Golovkin had Jacobs in a bad situation several times, but he did not know how to finish him off. On the other hand, the Mexican is by nature a brave boxer and when you bring [a Mexican boxer] to fight, they give everything in the ring.

“It will be a very tough fight, because the two of them hit hard. In this fight, the one who will survive is the one who is capable of handling the other’s punch, and for me that will be the one who will take the victory.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Boxing legend Roberto Duran expects the Gennady Golovkin versus Saul Alvarez contest on September 16 in Las Vegas to be a tough fight,…
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Crawford a heavy favorite over Indongo

Local favorite Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) is a huge -2200 favorite to defeat Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) in their super clash for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super lightweight world titles televised live on ESPN Saturday from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. Indongo backers can get +1100.

Indongo is no stranger to winning in his opponent’s backyard, however, having won the IBF title over Russian Eduard Troyanovsky in Moscow, then adding the WBA belt against Scotsman Ricky Burns in Glasgow.

The winner will be the first undisputed 4-belt champion since Bernard Hopkins in 2005.

Local favorite Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) is a huge -2200 favorite to defeat Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) in their super clash for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and…
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Schwarz, Siwy both promise victory

Unbeaten heavyweights Tom Schwarz (19-0, 12 KOs) and Marcin Siwy (17-0, 6 KOs) faced off at the kickoff press conference for their September 30 showdown at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. The WBO-Intercontinental belt will be at stake.

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke

Tom Schwarz: I think you have never seen me so crass. My trainer Dirk Dzemski can already see and feel what good form I’m in. I’ll break Siwy into pieces!

Marcin Siwy: I’ve come to win. We’ll drive home with the belt. Tom Schwarz is a good boxer, but I’m better and I’ll defeat him!

Unbeaten heavyweights Tom Schwarz (19-0, 12 KOs) and Marcin Siwy (17-0, 6 KOs) faced off at the kickoff press conference for their September 30 showdown at the Maritim Hotel in…
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GGG, Canelo trainers agree on one thing

Trainers Abel Sanchez (Gennady Golovkin) and Eddy Reynoso (Canelo Alvarez) have very different opinions on what will happen in the ring when GGG and Canelo collide for the middleweight championship of the world on September 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But, one thing they do agree on is a lack of interest in the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor clash taking place in the same ring at the same venue next week.

Abel Sanchez: What happens next week is irrelevant to me. I would just rather wait for the 16th and put the two best fighters in the ring.

Eddy Reynoso: Bravo, Bravo.

Trainers Abel Sanchez (Gennady Golovkin) and Eddy Reynoso (Canelo Alvarez) have very different opinions on what will happen in the ring when GGG and Canelo collide for the middleweight championship…
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Cotto: Kamegai is the best opponent for me

Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) will look to capture his sixth world title when he takes on Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, for the WBO Junior Middleweight title. Cotto will make his return to the ring after a layoff of nearly two years and will appear on HBO for the 23rd time.

“Kamegai is the best opponent for me right now in my career — he is a warrior in the ring,” said Cotto in an exclusive Q&A session. “When we were looking through our options, he was one of the first names that popped up. I don’t really worry about what or how my opponent trains – all that matters is how well our team prepares. Freddie Roach has always been good to me, has been critical to my preparation over the years, and our team has always enjoyed working together like a family. I will be prepared for Kamegai on August 26 mentally and physically. It will be a great fight.” Continue reading “Cotto: Kamegai is the best opponent for me”

Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) will look to capture his sixth world title when he takes on Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center…
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Machado-Morales Final Press Conference

NABO Super Featherweight champion Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (17-0, 15 KOs) and NABA Super Featherweight champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-1-3, 6 KOs) hosted a press conference today ahead of their 10-round super featherweight unification fight that will headline the Aug. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.

Photo: Hector Santos Guia/Miguel Cotto Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions

Alberto “Explosivo” Machado: I know that Morales has prepared well, and is ready to give a tough fight. I know he has had difficulties before in his career, and he has slowly come up the ranks. However, I had the great career opportunity to train with Miguel Cotto, and I have learned so much from his discipline so that I can one day become Puerto Rico’s next world champion.”

Carlos “The Solution” Morales: “I know Machado prepared very well, as he was training in Los Angeles with Miguel Cotto and Freddie Roach. I trained out of Los Angeles as well – the boxing world is a small one. We have come to take everyone by surprise – something that I have always done in my career in coming as the opponent and coming out victorious. We will be giving Machado “The Solution” come Friday, August 18.”

NABO Super Featherweight champion Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (17-0, 15 KOs) and NABA Super Featherweight champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-1-3, 6 KOs) hosted a press conference today ahead of…
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Wright-Fayfer IBF cruiser eliminator Friday

This Friday, August 18, in Krasnodar, Russia, IBF #14-rated cruiserweight “Hurricane” Junior Wright (16-2-1, 13 KOs) of Chicago will face hometown favorite and IBF #8-rated Ruslan Fayfer (20-0, 14 KOs) in an eliminator for the #2 contender spot.

Wright and his trainer Rick Wilson have spent eight weeks preparing for this fight, and believe that Junior is coming back to the U.S. with the victory. “Fighters come from the U.S. to fight in Russia they all come home with a bad story,” said Wright, “but we’re not. We’re coming out of Krasnodar with a beautiful gift.”

This Friday, August 18, in Krasnodar, Russia, IBF #14-rated cruiserweight “Hurricane” Junior Wright (16-2-1, 13 KOs) of Chicago will face hometown favorite and IBF #8-rated Ruslan Fayfer (20-0, 14 KOs)…
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Unbeaten Laviolette invades Philly

Junior lightweight boxer Joey Laviolette may have a big reputation in Canada, but he is a virtual unknown in the United States. The 29-year-old native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, hopes to change that when he takes on Avery Sparrow, of Philadelphia, PA, in the scheduled eight-round main event Friday evening, Sept. 8, at the 2300 Arena. Continue reading “Unbeaten Laviolette invades Philly”

Junior lightweight boxer Joey Laviolette may have a big reputation in Canada, but he is a virtual unknown in the United States. The 29-year-old native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, hopes…
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Nery dethrones WBC bantam champ Yamanaka

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Mexican southpaw Luis Nery (24-0, 18 KOs), 118, surprisingly captured the WBC bantamweight belt when he swarmed over previously unbeaten champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KOs), 118, battered him to the punch and halted him with the towel thrown in from his corner at 2:29 of the fourth round on Tuesday in Kyoto, Japan. Yamanaka, a southpaw upright stylist, failed to score his thirteenth defense, which would have tied the Japanese mark of Yoko Gushiken’s as many defenses registered 37 years ago.

More to come.

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Mexican southpaw Luis Nery (24-0, 18 KOs), 118, surprisingly captured the WBC bantamweight belt when he swarmed over previously unbeaten champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KOs),…
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Glowacki, Masternak added to WBSS as reserves

Former World Champion Krzysztof Glowacki (27-1, 17 KOs) and fellow Polish star Mateusz Masternak (39-4, 26 KOs) have signed-up to act as reserves in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight quarter-finals. Assuming they are not needed to act as reserves, the fighters will box on the undercards of the quarter-final they are assigned to.

Glowacki is the reserve for the Mairis Briedis vs Mike Perez quarter-final and WBC world title match-up at the Riga Arena, Latvia on September 30. Masternak has been named as reserve for the Murat Gassiev vs Krzysztof Wlodarczyk quarter-final and IBF world title bout, date and venue to be announced.

Former World Champion Krzysztof Glowacki (27-1, 17 KOs) and fellow Polish star Mateusz Masternak (39-4, 26 KOs) have signed-up to act as reserves in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight…
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Lopez-Fulton meet Sept 19 in PA

It will be a battle of unbeatens when Adam Lopez (8-0, 3 KOs) of Southern California takes on Stephen Fulton (11-0, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA on September 19th. The bout was confirmed to Fightnews.com® by managers Andrew Zak/Journeyman Managment and Alex Vasyfeld/Union Boxing. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds and will be aired live on Fox Sports 1. The contracted weight will be 124 pounds maximum. The site of the event will be the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, PA. Continue reading “Lopez-Fulton meet Sept 19 in PA”

It will be a battle of unbeatens when Adam Lopez (8-0, 3 KOs) of Southern California takes on Stephen Fulton (11-0, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA on September 19th. The…
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Boxing returns to Bay Area Saturday

By Lucas Ketelle

Boxing returns to the Bay Area this Saturday, August 19th in Pleasanton, Calif., at the Alameda County Fairgrounds as Squarevision Entertainment returns with their third card of the year entitled “Bay Area Titans III”. The card is headlined by junior welterweight Eddie Diaz (3-6-3) taking on a man he knocked out in this very arena in January, Luis Garcia (7-1-1) of Richmond, CA, only this time it will be for the Square Warriors junior welterweight title. Continue reading “Boxing returns to Bay Area Saturday”

By Lucas Ketelle Boxing returns to the Bay Area this Saturday, August 19th in Pleasanton, Calif., at the Alameda County Fairgrounds as Squarevision Entertainment returns with their third card of…
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The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

The passing away of Frank Quill in Australia has closed yet another chapter in the history books of boxing and the WBC. Frank Quill wrote with Golden letters several pages with his dedication and passion to make boxing better. A boxing historian who served as President in the Australian National Boxing Federation, he was a member of the WBC Board of Governors and chairman of the WBC Ratings Committee. A man with a sweet smile, always positive and a natural friend to all. The funeral will be held on August 16 at 10 am at Heritage Funerals, in Melbourne Australia.

This past weekend the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame honored some of the great heroes of the sport in a memorable event organized by Rich Marotta who has passed the torch to Michelle Corrales Lewis who will serve as President of NBHF. Continue reading “The 12th Round”

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son The passing away of Frank Quill in Australia has closed yet another chapter in the history books of boxing and the…
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Rural Rumble 10 Results

The Fallon Rural Rumble once again delivered a night of professional boxing in its tenth installment last Saturday night at the Churchill County Fair Grounds. In the main event, Reno native and world-ranked flyweight Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez scored an ten round unanimous decision win over Javier Gallo. Vasquez improves to 14-1, 3 KOs, while Gallo falls to 24-14-1, 12 KOs.

Other results
Gabriel Flores Jr. W4 Jorge Padron (lightweight)
Diego Elizondo W4 Chandler Clements (lightweight)
Pedro Moreno TKO2 Curtis Morton (super lightweight)
Quilisto Madera KO2 Austin Marcum (middleweight)

The Fallon Rural Rumble is presented every summer by the City of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions.

The Fallon Rural Rumble once again delivered a night of professional boxing in its tenth installment last Saturday night at the Churchill County Fair Grounds. In the main event, Reno…
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Photos: 5th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Gala

Photos: Jeff Zimmerman/Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

Last weekend’s Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala capped an excitement-filled weekend of festivities at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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Photos: Jeff Zimmerman/Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Last weekend’s Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala capped an excitement-filled weekend of festivities at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Robert Garcia says Mikey beats Floyd

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Top trainer Robert Garcia says WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia would defeat Floyd Mayweather. “I don’t think Floyd would fight Mikey because he’s already forty and he already told us ‘Look, I’m already tired, my body is sore. I cannot box anymore.’ He’s fighting McGregor because it’s an easy fight for him, but in boxing I don’t think he would fight right now,” Robert Garcia told OTR Radio. Continue reading “Robert Garcia says Mikey beats Floyd”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Top trainer Robert Garcia says WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia would defeat Floyd Mayweather. “I don’t think Floyd would fight Mikey because he’s…
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Yamanaka, Nery Make Weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBC bantamweight champion, unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), making his thirteenth defense, scaled in at the class limit of 118 pounds, while the official challenger Luis Nery (23-0, 17 KOs), also unbeaten from Mexico, tipped the beam at the same 118 pounds on Monday in Kyoto, Japan.

The WBC officials are as follows:
Referee Michale Griffin (Canaa); judges Oren Shellenberger (US), David Sutherland (US), Joel Scobie (Canada); supervisor Duane Ford(US). Continue reading “Yamanaka, Nery Make Weight”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champion, unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), making his thirteenth defense, scaled in at the class limit of 118…
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2017 CBHOF inductees named

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its six-member Class of 2017 to be inducted during the 13TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, October 28, in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The new CBHOF inductees are pioneer boxer “Professor” Charles Hadley, ring physician Dr. Tony Alessi, international boxing judge Clark Sammartino, referee/judge Dick Flaherty, boxing writer Dan Parker and boxer/boxing contributor Hugh Devlin, Sr. Continue reading “2017 CBHOF inductees named”

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its six-member Class of 2017 to be inducted during the 13TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, October 28,…
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Farhood says Canelo will beat GGG

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez can get an upset victory over betting favorite and WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on September 16 according to Showtime boxing analyst Steve Farhood.

“I think the fight is coming along at a really good time for Canelo,” Farhood told OTR Boxing Radio. “Golovkin has shown a little bit more vulnerability lately in the Brook and the Danny Jacobs fight. Canelo took his time moving up to 160, it won’t surprise me if he’s the bigger fighter in the ring at the time of the fight, because he does blow up after the weigh in. I like his chances, I’m picking him to win in a minor upset. Continue reading “Farhood says Canelo will beat GGG”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez can get an upset victory over betting favorite and WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on September 16 according…
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Harris Wins Main Event in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

A number of young professional boxers faced mostly durable competition and came away with victories during the Nation’s Fight Night card at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.

Photo: Daniel Cork

In the main event, Hyattsville, MD welterweight Patrick Harris won a six-round unanimous decision over a very game Jesus Lule of Fort Myers, FL by way of Mexico. Harris relied mostly on his inside work, landing crunching shots to Lule’s body. Harris didn’t rely much on his jab as he was able to pummel Lule inside. Harris won by shutout across the board, 60-54, to remain undefeated at 12-0, seven KOs. Lule falls to 11-23-1, two KOs. Continue reading “Harris Wins Main Event in DC”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside A number of young professional boxers faced mostly durable competition and came away with victories during the Nation’s Fight Night card at the Howard…
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Bopp, Namus victorious in Uruguay

Two female world title fights took place Saturday night at the Palacio Penarol in Montevideo, Uruguay.

WBA female light flyweight world champion Yessica “La Tuti” Bopp (32-1, 13 KOs) retained her world title with a shutout ten round unanimous decision over veteran Olga Julio (25-17-2, 18 KOs). It was Bopp’s third defense of the title in her second reign. She previously defended the belt 14 times before moving up in weight.

In a clash for the vacant IBF female jr middleweight title, Chris Namus (23-4, 8 KOs) outpointed Yamila Esther Reynoso (8-2-3, 7 KOs) over ten to claim her first world title after coming up short in four previous attempts.

Two female world title fights took place Saturday night at the Palacio Penarol in Montevideo, Uruguay. WBA female light flyweight world champion Yessica “La Tuti” Bopp (32-1, 13 KOs) retained…
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Amenaza Garcia defeats Omar Chavez

Photos: Zanfer

In a clash for the WBC silver middleweight belt, world ranked Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (41-3, 24 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous over Omar “Businessman” Chávez (36-3-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido in Monterrey, Mexico. Scores were 97-92 and 96-93, 96-93. Big disappointment for Chavez, son of Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez and brother of former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who was coming off a second round KO over Canelo’s brother Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez.

Minimumweight contender Moises “Taz” Calleros (27-7, 15 KOs) hammered out a one-sided eight round decision over former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (20-14-5, 12 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73. Dragoncito is now 1-5-1 in his last seven fights with two of those losses to Calleros.

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Photos: Zanfer In a clash for the WBC silver middleweight belt, world ranked Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (41-3, 24 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous over Omar “Businessman” Chávez (36-3-1,…
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Gamboa edges Reyes, Chihuas KOs Joaquino

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a lightweight clash, former three-division world champion Yuriorkas Gamboa (27-2, 17 KOs) barely squeaked out a ten round majority decision over Alexis Reyes (15-3-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Internacional Arena at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Scores were 95-94, 95-94, 94-94.

Former unified minimumweight world champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (24-4-1, 16 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Elias Joaquino (11-1-1, 6 KOs) in a super flyweight contest. Time was 2:35.

WBC female heavyweight world champion Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez (9-0, 6 KOs) retained her title by stopping Vanessa Lepage Joanisse (3-1, 1 KOs) in round three.

By Gabriel F. Cordero In a lightweight clash, former three-division world champion Yuriorkas Gamboa (27-2, 17 KOs) barely squeaked out a ten round majority decision over Alexis Reyes (15-3-1, 7…
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