Parker Not Impressed With Joshua

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker was not impressed with IBF, WBA champion Anthony Joshua’s stoppage of IBF #3 Carlos Takam on Saturday and thought he was robotic against the challenger who had only twelve days notice. “The more I watch him the more I want to fight him,” Parker told the New Zealand Herald. “I’ve wanted to for ages but we’re waiting for them to give us a good offer. The more I see of him the more I think ‘damn, if I fought this guy I’d knock him out.’ Continue reading “Parker Not Impressed With Joshua”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker was not impressed with IBF, WBA champion Anthony Joshua’s stoppage of IBF #3 Carlos Takam on Saturday and…
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Former UFC fighter Gonzaga wins pro debut

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga has a successful pro boxing debut Saturday night in the co-featured event on the “New England’s Future 4” card, presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), at DCU Center, Exhibition Hall, in Worcester.

Photos: Bonesprostudios

The 6′ 2″, 280-pound Brazilian, now fighting out of Worcester (MA), fought another pro-debut boxer with limited MMA experience, Alejandro Esquilin Santiago, of Tampa (FL). Gonzaga stalked the southpaw Santiago, landing some hard shots in the opening round. The heavy-handed Gonzaga picked up the pace in the third and his upset-minded opponent responded in a positive fashion. Both fighters exchanged freely in the fourth and final round, neither was hurt during the contest, and Gonzaga was awarded a win by four-round majority decision. Continue reading “Former UFC fighter Gonzaga wins pro debut”

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga has a successful pro boxing debut Saturday night in the co-featured event on the “New England’s Future 4″ card, presented by Rivera…
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Ex-champ Fuentes flattens Lara

Former two-time world champion Moises “Moi” Fuentes (25-4-1, 14 KOs) annihilated Ulises “El Ratoncito” Lara (18-16-2, 10 KOs) in the first round of a flyweight bout on Saturday night at the Domo de los Trabajadores del IMSS in Mexico City. Time was 2:40.

Photo: Pablo Lozano/Zanfer

Featherweight Emmanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (22-1, 18 KOs) scored his 17th consecutive win with second round stoppage of Danny “Venado” Flores 15-11-1, 8 KOs).

Unbeaten female light flyweight Silvia “La Guerrerita” Torres 17-0-1, 6 KOs) halted Edith de Jesús “La Pantera” Flores (5-10, 1 KO) at 1:48 of the second round.

Former two-time world champion Moises “Moi” Fuentes (25-4-1, 14 KOs) annihilated Ulises “El Ratoncito” Lara (18-16-2, 10 KOs) in the first round of a flyweight bout on Saturday night at…
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Remillard dominates Cruz

Photos: Emily Harney

Comebacking lightweight Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard (26-1, 15 KOs) punished Yardley Cruz (22-9, 12 KOs) for four rounds before getting a referee’s stoppage on Saturday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Remillard was very sharp, repeatedly landing clean shots.

In the co-feature, female junior lightweight Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (21-1, 1 KO) outpointed
Calixta Silgado (15-9-3, 10 KOs) over eight rounds. Continue reading “Remillard dominates Cruz”

Photos: Emily Harney Comebacking lightweight Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard (26-1, 15 KOs) punished Yardley Cruz (22-9, 12 KOs) for four rounds before getting a referee’s stoppage on Saturday night…
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Big Shakeup in October WBA rankings

October has been a quite hectic month for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Classifications Committee. The super lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight divisions had the most important changes in the October rankings.

At 140 pounds, American boxer Terence Crawford asked to be classified in the welterweight division, for that reason, there is no WBA super lightweight champion. While within the 147 pounds, the regular title was vacated, since Lamont Peterson renounced, so the division has only a single champion. Continue reading “Big Shakeup in October WBA rankings”

October has been a quite hectic month for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Classifications Committee. The super lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight divisions had the most important…
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Joshua stops Takam in ten to retain titles

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over IBF #3 Carlos Takam (35-4-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 80,000 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. A second round headclash broke Joshua’s nose. Joshua cut Takam over the right eye with a punch in round four, then dropped him later in the round with a left hook. Joshua continued to bust Takam up. Takam constantly rubbed away blood from cuts over both eyes. Referee Phil “Quick Stop” Edwards suddenly stepped in and waved it off in round ten. Takam was very upset by the stoppage.

“It was a good fight until the ref stopped it,” said Joshua afterward. “I have no interest for what’s going on with the officials. My job is the opponent. I don’t have control over the ref’s decision.”

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Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over IBF #3 Carlos Takam (35-4-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night in…
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Whyte beats Helenius in snoozer

WBC #3, IBF #6, WBO #6, WBA #8 heavyweight Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) outpointed IBF #9 Robert Helenius (25-2, 16 KOs) over twelve mostly uneventful rounds at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Helenius landed some hard shots in round two. Whyte pretty much took over after that. Helenius was gassed and seemed to be hampered a hand injury, but Whyte was unable to take advantage. In the end, Whyte won 119-109, 119-109 and 118-111 to claim the WBC silver title.

WBC #3, IBF #6, WBO #6, WBA #8 heavyweight Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) outpointed IBF #9 Robert Helenius (25-2, 16 KOs) over twelve mostly uneventful rounds at Principality Stadium…
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Yafai retains WBA superfly belt

WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (23-0, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title with a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Sho Ishida (24-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112.

Former Olympian star Katie Taylor (7-0, 4 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Anahi Sanchez (17-3, 9 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Female lightweight title. Taylor dropped Sanchez in round two, but had to go the full ten to secure a 99-90 win on all three cards. Only Taylor was eligible to win the belt as Sanchez failed to make weight.

British light heavyweight beltholder Frank Buglioni (21-2-1, 15 KOs) outscored previously unbeaten Craig Richards (10-1, 4 KOs) over twelve rounds by scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 116-113.

Other Results:
Joshua Buatsi W6 Saidou Sall (light heavyweight)
Lawrence Okolie KO3 Adam Williams (cruiserweight)

WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (23-0, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title with a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Sho Ishida (24-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday…
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Hitz Boxing Results from Chicago

By Craig Wick at ringside

A helluva Friday night broke out in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, as Hitz Boxing, in association with Natex Boxing Promotions, delivered a solid, six-bout card at the Belvedere Event Center. In short, fans saw two highly regarded European amateur stars impress in their professional debuts, a previously unbeaten local fighter pole-axed, an impressive young fighter to keep an eye on, and two Chicago fighters eking out wins on the backs of what some felt was generous judging. Throw in the return of the sassiest ring card girl the area has to offer and most folks were in a pretty good mood upon filing out into the late-night, Chicago cold. Continue reading “Hitz Boxing Results from Chicago”

By Craig Wick at ringside A helluva Friday night broke out in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, as Hitz Boxing, in association with Natex Boxing Promotions, delivered a…
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Joshua a 40:1 favorite to retain titles

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is a whopping -4000 favorite to defend his world title against Carlos Takam +2000 when they collide tonight in front of 78,000 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Joshua tipped the scales at a career-high 254 pounds and is coming off a sensational fight-of-the-year knockout over Wladimir Klitschko in April.

“I’ve been doing a lot more running. Maybe I’m starting to fill out as I get older and I’m starting to find my natural weight,” Joshua said. “Who knows what it is? I definitely feel a lot fitter than I have in previous fights.”

All of Joshua’s 19 wins have come by knockout and oddsmakers expect this one to be no different with an over/under set at just 4.5 rounds. Continue reading “Joshua a 40:1 favorite to retain titles”

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is a whopping -4000 favorite to defend his world title against Carlos Takam +2000 when they collide tonight in front…
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Knockout Night in Haiti

By Héctor Villarreal

Haitian lightweight Evens “The Sun City Kid” Pierre (29-1, 18 KOs) moved closer to a championship chance by defending his WBA Fedelatin title for the fourth time. Pierre, ranked #2 by the World Boxing Association stopped Mexican challenger Jesus Laguna (21-11-2, 18 KOs) at 2:11 on the fifth round in the main event of the Gala des Champions III card promoted by Jacques Deschamps Fils’ Boxe Internationale on Thursday night at a crowded Karibe Convention Center of Port Au Prince, Haiti.

Another local WBA Fedelatin titlist, superwelter “Silky” Wilky Campfort (24-3, 12 KOs) kept his belt by knocking out Venezuelan Jean Carlos Prada (33-5-1, 33 KOs) with a body punch on the fourth round. Continue reading “Knockout Night in Haiti”

By Héctor Villarreal Haitian lightweight Evens “The Sun City Kid” Pierre (29-1, 18 KOs) moved closer to a championship chance by defending his WBA Fedelatin title for the fourth time.…
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Mokwana wins on a majority decision

By Ron Jackson

Thompson Mokwana retained the South African lightweight title on a debatable majority 12 round points decision over Prince Dlomo at the Ngoko Ramathlodi Sport Centre in Polokwane on Friday night. Judges Neville Hotz and Christina Mudau scored it 116-113 and 116-112 for Mokwana and judge Samuel Mashile had it 114-114. Continue reading “Mokwana wins on a majority decision”

By Ron Jackson Thompson Mokwana retained the South African lightweight title on a debatable majority 12 round points decision over Prince Dlomo at the Ngoko Ramathlodi Sport Centre in Polokwane…
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IBF Kicks off B&R Tournament in Macau

The first phase of The IBF Silk Road Championship Tournament started in Macau, China at the Wynn Palace on Friday, October 27 and will continue on October 28. The organization announced its plans in late May to launch the tournament and create the IBF Belt & Road Region, modeling the Silk Road Economic Belt & 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road Chinese business initiative spanning through the Asian, African and European continents.

The Silk Road Championship tournament will begin with 14 bouts ranging from Flyweight to Middleweight featuring male and female fighters from various countries in the B&R Region. Continue reading “IBF Kicks off B&R Tournament in Macau”

The first phase of The IBF Silk Road Championship Tournament started in Macau, China at the Wynn Palace on Friday, October 27 and will continue on October 28. The organization…
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Weights from Kalispell, Montana

By Ricardo Ibarra

Patrick Ferguson 198 vs. Damon Reed 197
(vacant WBC US cruiserweight title)

Jesse Uhde 159 vs. Jacob Ruffin 157
Kenny Guzman 125 vs. Gabriel Braxton 127
Sean Quinnett 144 vs. Tavoris Teague*
Jaime Miranda 136 vs. Dennis Creason 139
*will weigh-in later

Venue: Majestic Valley Arena, Kalispell, Montana
Promoter: Hard Knocks Fight Promotions

By Ricardo Ibarra Patrick Ferguson 198 vs. Damon Reed 197 (vacant WBC US cruiserweight title) Jesse Uhde 159 vs. Jacob Ruffin 157 Kenny Guzman 125 vs. Gabriel Braxton 127 Sean…
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Weights from Auburn, Washington

By Ricardo Ibarra

Marquice Weston 202 vs. Steven Lyons 212
Steven Villalobos 149.5 vs. Cory Vom Baur 145.5
Kevin Torres 149.5 vs. Kevin Davila 144
Richard Vansiclen 174 vs. Alex Cazac 171
Nicolas Jefferson 146.5 vs. Ramel Snegur 142
John Peak 170.5 vs. Carlos Villanueva 178
Cris Reyes 143 vs. Johnathan Arias 148.5
Sebastian Baltazar 119.5 vs. Marcos Flores 120
Justin Milani 196 vs. Kevin Roberson 195.5

Venue: Green River Conference and Event Center, Auburn, Washington
Promoter: Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions

By Ricardo Ibarra Marquice Weston 202 vs. Steven Lyons 212 Steven Villalobos 149.5 vs. Cory Vom Baur 145.5 Kevin Torres 149.5 vs. Kevin Davila 144 Richard Vansiclen 174 vs. Alex…
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Weights from Worcester, Massachusetts

Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera 177.6 vs. Hansen Castillo 176
Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga 280 vs. Alejandro Esquilin Santiago 235.8
Elvis Figueroa 167 vs. Rene Nazare 167
Edwin Soto 140 vs. Anthony Everett 153.6
Adrian “Tonka” Sosa 139 vs. Shakha Moore 146
Wilfredo “El Sucaro” Pagan 146.6 vs. Patrick Leal 148.6
Omar Bordoy, Jr. 139.8 vs. Bryan “The Brick” Abraham 141

Venue: DCU Center, Exhibition Hall, Worcester, MA
Promoter: Rivera Promotions Entertainment
Tickets: $75 and $45

Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera 177.6 vs. Hansen Castillo 176 Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga 280 vs. Alejandro Esquilin Santiago 235.8 Elvis Figueroa 167 vs. Rene Nazare 167 Edwin Soto 140…
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Broadway Boxing Weights from Foxwoods

Matt Remillard 129 vs. Yardley Cruz 130
Shelly Vincent 129 vs. Calixta Silgado 130
Mykquan Williams 143 vs. Somner Martin 144
Nicholas DeQuattro 141 vs. Andre Bellacarris 146
Steve Rolls 162 vs. Andrik Saralegui 168
Khiry Todd 146 vs. Evincii Dixon 148
Nicklaus Flaz 156 vs. Elie Augustama 162
Hurshidbek Normatov 158 vs. Bruce Lutchmedial 159

Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Stream: Facebook

Matt Remillard 129 vs. Yardley Cruz 130 Shelly Vincent 129 vs. Calixta Silgado 130 Mykquan Williams 143 vs. Somner Martin 144 Nicholas DeQuattro 141 vs. Andre Bellacarris 146 Steve Rolls…
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Trainer Willie Lock dies

By Ron Jackson

Willie Lock one of the great trainers in South African boxing history passed away in Benoni on Thursday after a long illness. He was 84.

Photo: African Ring Collection

Willie was born in Boksburg on February 5 1933 and together with his brother Peter joined an amateur boxing club in Boksburg. Willie never boxed as a pro but his brother fought with limited success as a professional lightweight from 1958 to 1960. Peter went on to become an outstanding referee whereas Willie concentrated on training fighters. Continue reading “Trainer Willie Lock dies”

By Ron Jackson Willie Lock one of the great trainers in South African boxing history passed away in Benoni on Thursday after a long illness. He was 84. Willie was…
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WBO #11 Moran destroys Briseño

Photos: Pablo Lozano

WBO #11 lightweight Antonio “Toño” Moran (23-2, 16 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over Salvador “El Bufón” Briseño (13-3, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. An uppercut from Moran spelled the end for Briseño. Time was 2:43. Moran retains his WBO Latino title in impressive fashion.

Bantamweight Daniel “Tanquesito” Garcia (2-1, 1 KO) scored a four round unanimous decision over pro debuting Juan Carlos Gonzalez, son of former world champion Carlos “Bolillo” Gonzalez.

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Photos: Pablo Lozano WBO #11 lightweight Antonio “Toño” Moran (23-2, 16 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over Salvador “El Bufón” Briseño (13-3, 7 KOs) on Friday night at…
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WBSS: Braehmer hands first loss to Brant

Two-time former light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) moved down to super middleweight to compete in the $50 million World Boxing Super Series on Friday night at the Sport-und- Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany. For twelve rounds, the 39-year-old Braehmer, naturally the bigger man, walked down previously unbeaten Rob “Bravo” Brant (22-1, 15 KOs), the only American in the tournament who is ranked WBA #2 at middleweight. Scores were 119-109, 118-110, 116-112. Braehmer will now face Callum Smith in the WBSS semi-final in early 2018.

Two-time former light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) moved down to super middleweight to compete in the $50 million World Boxing Super Series on Friday night at…
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Undercard Results from Schwerin, Germany

In a WSBB super middleweight substitute fight, former WBA interim beltholder Vincent Feigenbutz (27-2, 24 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO over Gaston Alejandro Vega (27-12-2, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Sport-und- Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany. Time was 2:36. Feigenbutz is rated WBA #4, IBF #7 and WBO #14.

WBO #8 cruiserweight Artur Mann (12-0, 7 KOs) survived a six-rounder with Isossa Mondo (7-13, 3 KOs). Mondo dropped Mann with a body shot in round five, but then let him off the hook. Mondo hurt Mann to the body again in round six. No scores were announced.

IBF #10 cruiserweight Micki Nelson (24-1, 15 KOs) halted Taras Oleksiyenko (8-4, 7 KOs) in round seven.

2016 Olympic Bronze super heavyweight medalist Filip Hrgovic (2-0, 2 KOs) annihilated Pavel “Pablo” Sour (6-1, 5 KOs) in the first round.

Middleweights Abdul Khattab (15-2-1, 4 KOs) and Ronny Mittag (30-2-2, 15 KOs) battles to an eight round draw. Scores were 76-76 across the board. Mittag is rated IBF #12.

In a WSBB super middleweight substitute fight, former WBA interim beltholder Vincent Feigenbutz (27-2, 24 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO over Gaston Alejandro Vega (27-12-2, 11 KOs) on Friday…
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Kovalev happy with new trainer

Former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) did a lot of soul-searching after his loss to Andre “S.O.G” Ward over the summer in Las Vegas, Nevada. He travelled back to his home in Russia for several months with his wife, Natalia, and his son Aleksandr and even spent time meditating at a monastery in Greece. After months of contemplation, he decided it was time to sever his relationship with long-time trainer John David Jackson.

When Kovalev began the first half of his training camp in Big Bear Lake, California for his upcoming bout with Vyacheslav “Lion-Heart Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 KOs), he had not yet settled on a new trainer, but he did have his eye on someone. Continue reading “Kovalev happy with new trainer”

Former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) did a lot of soul-searching after his loss to Andre “S.O.G” Ward over the summer in Las Vegas,…
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Joshua-Takam Officials Named

Officials have been named for Saturday’s WBA/IBF heavyweight title showdown between world champion Anthony Joshua and IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, where an estimated 78,000 fans will converge for the largest indoor event in boxing history.

The referee is Phil Edwards and the judges scoring ringside are Michael Alexander (England), Pawel Kardyni (Poland) and Ron McNair (New York).

If Joshua’s previous 19 bouts are any indication, the judges might not be necessary.

“I’m not going to say I’m going to knock him out and smash him up and all these types of things,” said Joshua, who has knocked out all of his professional opponents en route to unifying the heavyweight division. “But that’s what I have to do.”

Officials have been named for Saturday’s WBA/IBF heavyweight title showdown between world champion Anthony Joshua and IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, where an estimated…
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WBC won’t sanction Mayorga fight

WBC STATEMENT ON RICARDO MAYORGA

The WBC medical committee, in conjunction with the WBC affiliated championships committee, rejected the proposal from the WBC Silver championship committee to approve Ricardo Mayorga to contest for the WBC Silver super middleweight championship. Continue reading “WBC won’t sanction Mayorga fight”

WBC STATEMENT ON RICARDO MAYORGA The WBC medical committee, in conjunction with the WBC affiliated championships committee, rejected the proposal from the WBC Silver championship committee to approve Ricardo Mayorga…
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Joshua outweighs Takam by 19 lbs


Anthony Joshua 254.25 vs. Carlos Takam 235.5
(WBA and IBF heavyweight titles)

Khalid Yafai 114.5 vs. Sho Ishida 114.5
(WBA super flyweight title)

Dillian Whyte 247.5 vs. Robert Helenius 248.5
(vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title)

Frank Buglioni 174.5 vs. Craig Richards 173
(British light heavyweight title)

Venue: Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: SHOWTIME

Anthony Joshua 254.25 vs. Carlos Takam 235.5 (WBA and IBF heavyweight titles) Khalid Yafai 114.5 vs. Sho Ishida 114.5 (WBA super flyweight title) Dillian Whyte 247.5 vs. Robert Helenius 248.5…
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