Crawford injured, Horn fight postponed

The April 14 clash between WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and former undisputed jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford is reportedly on hold due to a hand injury suffered by Crawford. The bout will be moved to late May or June in Las Vegas. The entire card, which was to also have featured two additional world title bouts, has been scrapped.

The April 14 clash between WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and former undisputed jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford is reportedly on hold due to a hand injury suffered by Crawford.…
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James-Ramos clash April 13 on FS1

Welterweight contender Jamal James will get a chance to fight in front of his hometown crowd when he takes on Abel Ramos in a 10-round welterweight battle that headlines on FS1 and FOX Deportes Friday, April 13 from the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the co-main event, rugged veteran Edner Cherry battles rising lightweight Dennis Galarza in a 10-round bout. The action continues with Austin Dulay and Chris Colbert clashing in an eight-round match between unbeaten super featherweight prospects that kicks off the broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also appearing on the card is sensational 17-year-old 154-pound prospect Joey Spencer (1-0, 1 KO), a former No. 1 ranked amateur and nine-time national champion.

Welterweight contender Jamal James will get a chance to fight in front of his hometown crowd when he takes on Abel Ramos in a 10-round welterweight battle that headlines on…
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Young-Gaballo officially announced

The Heavyweight Factory presents “Rumble in the Rock” on Friday, March 23 at the new Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The main event will pit two undefeated fighters in a 12 round WBA Bantamweight Eliminator – WBA #4-rated Stephon “Showstopper” Young (17-0-3, 7 KOs) from St. Louis against WBA #5-rated Reymart “GenSan Assassin” Gaballo (18-0, 16 KOs) from the Philippines. The 10-round co-feature showcases Hawaiian sensation, the 19-year-old Logan “The Korican Kid” Yoo (12-0, 11 KOs) squaring off with Alex Ramirez (15-0) from Mexico for the IBF Youth title. Continue reading “Young-Gaballo officially announced”

The Heavyweight Factory presents “Rumble in the Rock” on Friday, March 23 at the new Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The main event will…
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Ramirez-Imam NYC Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

World title challengers Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam, and undefeated Irish featherweight sensation Michael Conlan, worked out for the media in advance of a special St. Patrick’s Day world title extravaganza, Saturday, March 17, at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Ramirez and Imam will challenge for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight title, while Conlan (5-0, 4 KOs), a 2016 Olympian, will face David Berna in an eight-round special attraction.

The Ramirez-Imam fight will mark the 2,000th world title bout in the WBC’s 55-year history. Continue reading “Ramirez-Imam NYC Workout”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank World title challengers Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam, and undefeated Irish featherweight sensation Michael Conlan, worked out for the media in advance of a special St.…
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Otake keeps OPBF 122lb belt; Raquinel dethrones Nakayama to win OPBF 112 belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Veteran puncher Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14 KOs), 122, Japan, made his third defense of the OPBF super-bantam belt when he finally caught up with top contender Brian Lobetania (13-5-3, 11 KOs), 121.75, and halted him at 1:53 of the tenth round in a scheduled twelve on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Having failed to win the WBA title from Scott Quigg on points in Liverpool in 2014, Otake, 36, thus scored nine victories in a row and is still gunning for his second world title shot. The fatal session witnessed the OPBF champ floor the fading foe with a straight right and follow it up when Lobetania, losing by an open scoring system (80-72, 79-73, 78-74) after the eighth, resumed fighting. The ref made a well-received halt. Continue reading “Otake keeps OPBF 122lb belt; Raquinel dethrones Nakayama to win OPBF 112 belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Veteran puncher Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14 KOs), 122, Japan, made his third defense of the OPBF super-bantam belt when he finally caught up…
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Ennis is one to watch

Twenty year old welterweight boxer Jaron “Boots” Ennis will honored as “The One to Watch” at the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on March 25, 2018. Ennis, currently 18-0, 16 KOs, has been turning heads ever since he turned professional in 2016. After less than two years as a professional, Boots has convinced local boxing fans that he’s destined to become a world champion. Continue reading “Ennis is one to watch”

Twenty year old welterweight boxer Jaron “Boots” Ennis will honored as “The One to Watch” at the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on March 25, 2018. Ennis, currently 18-0, 16 KOs,…
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Horn-Crawford officials named

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Nevada State Athletic Commission has already decided the judges and referee for the still not officially announced Jeff Horn-Terence Crawford WBO welterweight title fight taking place April 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The judges will be Australian Ignatius Missailidis, Italian Guido Cavalleri and local Burt Clements. The NSAC also assigned Nevada’s Tony Weeks to referee.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Nevada State Athletic Commission has already decided the judges and referee for the still not officially announced Jeff Horn-Terence Crawford WBO welterweight title…
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Garcia: Spence is the best welterweight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Newly crowned IBF 140lb champion Mikey Garcia is eyeing an invasion of the welterweight division. Garcia told YahooSports, “I will do five (weight divisions). It’s gonna happen. I’m gonna be one of the ones to do it. Not many fighters are capable of doing it, moving up in weight so much, but I’m not looking at it because I’m growing in size. I have to see my skills, my abilities being greater than some of these opponents in higher weight classes.”

Mikey rates IBF champion Eroll Spence as the best welterweight, followed by former undisputed jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford, and WBA/WBC champion Keith Thurman at number three.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Newly crowned IBF 140lb champion Mikey Garcia is eyeing an invasion of the welterweight division. Garcia told YahooSports, “I will do five (weight…
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Uzcategui visits ESPN Studios in Los Angeles

Newly crowned IBF interim super middleweight world champion Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui was a guest today of the ESPNDeportes Boxing show “A Los Golpes” that is hosted by Bernardo Osuna, David Faitelson and the great Mexican champion Julio Cesar Chavez, that its taped at the ESPN studios at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Uzcategui felt there was a miscarriage of justice when he was controversially disqualified against Andre Dirrell for a vacant interim super middleweight title last spring, but earlier this month in the mandated rematch he laid a beating on Dirrell. Continue reading “Uzcategui visits ESPN Studios in Los Angeles”

Newly crowned IBF interim super middleweight world champion Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui was a guest today of the ESPNDeportes Boxing show “A Los Golpes” that is hosted by Bernardo Osuna, David…
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Lomachenko-Linares deal reached

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will challenge WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. According to the LA Times, after long negotiations Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions have reached an agreement and the fight was signed. ESPN will televise.

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will challenge WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. According to the LA Times, after…
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Hasim Rahman teams up with Prince Ranch

Prince Ranch Boxing has announced the addition of former two-time heavyweight world champion, Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, to its management team. Rahman, who is best known for knocking out Hall of Famer, Lennox Lewis, back in 2001. Rahman will help with scouting talent, while working closely with trainer Bones Adams at the Prince Ranch Boxing facility in Las Vegas. Continue reading “Hasim Rahman teams up with Prince Ranch”

Prince Ranch Boxing has announced the addition of former two-time heavyweight world champion, Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, to its management team. Rahman, who is best known for knocking out Hall…
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Saucedo aims to spoil Mijares Cancun farewell

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Saturday night will be the last time that former WBC, WBA and IBF world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares fights in Cancun after declaring that he will retire later this year. However, Argentinian lightweight Fernando “El Vasco” Saucedo (61-7-3, 10 KOs) has vowed to ruin Mijares’ party at the Oasis Arena.

“I have seventy-one fights as a professional,” said Saucedo. “I don’t think Mijares brings something into the ring that I haven’t seen. I know Mexicans are great warriors, but that will not stop him from defeat in one of his last fights.

“Mijares’ farewell in Cancun will be bitter. I will do my job. I want to come out with the victory, add another big name to my list of victims and look for another world title opportunity.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Saturday night will be the last time that former WBC, WBA and IBF world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares fights in Cancun after declaring that he will…
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Hearn: Fury could get grand prize Joshua

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA, WBO, IBF champion Tyson Fury could get the opportunity to challenge WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua if he signs with Matchroom’s CEO Eddie Hearn
“There have been a lot of rumors that he will join up with us. That’s not true, as far as I know,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“We’re not close to any kind of agreement. We’ve had some conversations. I think he’s talking to [other promoters] right now. If he comes with us, there’s a very straightforward road into a lot of heavyweight fights. Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, Tony Bellew. Ultimately the grand prize of Joshua because that is a huge fight.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA, WBO, IBF champion Tyson Fury could get the opportunity to challenge WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua if he signs with…
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Ergashev training at Kronk Gym

Undefeated super lightweight knockout artist Shohjahon Ergashev (11-0, 11 KOs) from Uzbekistan is now training out of the legendary Kronk Boxing Gym in Detroit. He is scheduled to fight April 28 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center versus an opponent to be named.

Undefeated super lightweight knockout artist Shohjahon Ergashev (11-0, 11 KOs) from Uzbekistan is now training out of the legendary Kronk Boxing Gym in Detroit. He is scheduled to fight April…
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Big TV ratings for Vences-De Leon

Saturday’s super featherweight grudge match between Andy Vences and Erick De Leon on ESPN matched the highest ratings for boxing programming in 2018 so far. Vences-De Leon averaged a 0.8 metered market rating, equaling the number for the Showtime clash the previous weekend between Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz. Vences-De Leon also did slightly better than the main event between Oscar Valdez and Scott Quigg, which averaged a 0.7 metered market rating.

Saturday’s super featherweight grudge match between Andy Vences and Erick De Leon on ESPN matched the highest ratings for boxing programming in 2018 so far. Vences-De Leon averaged a 0.8…
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Telemundo: Valentin-Arriaza clash in Tampa

All Star Boxing, INC concludes its Spring Season from Tampa, Florida with a welterweight showdown featuring WBO Intercontinental Champion and #12 ranked “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) who will be defending his title against undefeated WBA FEDECENTRO Champion Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza (15-0, 12 KOs) scheduled for 10 rounds in the main event broadcast Live on Telemundo this Friday from the Bryan Glazer Center JCC.

“Hurricane” Sammy Valentin bounced back last fall with a win over undefeated Mexican Alejandro Barbosa. Valentin previously lost his NABO title and undefeated record to Giovanny Santillan who is currently ranked #4 in the WBO. Continue reading “Telemundo: Valentin-Arriaza clash in Tampa”

All Star Boxing, INC concludes its Spring Season from Tampa, Florida with a welterweight showdown featuring WBO Intercontinental Champion and #12 ranked “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) who will…
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Lucas Browne sparring with Dereck Chisora

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has received excellent sparring from Derrick Chisora ahead of his showdown against Dillian Whyte at the 02 Arena in London on March 24. ”Dereck is an absolute gentleman and today’s session was a good hard slog. It was exactly what I needed,” Browne said. “We had a good chat about Whyte and what he brings.”

Browne’s trainer Rodney Williams added, “The sparring was excellent and just what was required at this stage of Lucas’s preparation. Chisora is a humble man and we found both him and his trainer Don Charles very welcoming and accommodating. We have another session lined up on Wednesday.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has received excellent sparring from Derrick Chisora ahead of his showdown against Dillian Whyte at…
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EBU Updates

By Marco Bratusch

At today’s EBU purse bid in Rome, French company MK Events surprisingly outbid Sauerland Event in order to stage the next European jr. welterweight title between mandatory challenger Franck Petitjean against unbeaten Swede Anthony Yigit (21-0-1, 7 KOs), the current champion. The winning promoter offered a rounded 50,000 Euros while the German counterpart put in the envelope 35,305 Euros. According to MK Events’ matchmakers, the fight is expected to take place on May 5th in Paris, France. Continue reading “EBU Updates”

By Marco Bratusch At today’s EBU purse bid in Rome, French company MK Events surprisingly outbid Sauerland Event in order to stage the next European jr. welterweight title between mandatory…
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Don King: Imam will take down Ramirez AND Arum

Amir Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) is in Pompano Beach, Florida, under the auspices of head trainer Stacy McKinley, in final preparations for his March 17 showdown against Jose Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs) from Avenal, California for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight belt Saturday, March 17, at the The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Imam, 27, rated #1 by the WBC, boasts a victory by knockout ratio of 86%, including his last three and five of his last seven. Ramirez, 25, WBC #3 ranked super lightweight, has stopped 76% of the opponents he has faced, including four consecutive and eight in his last 10 bouts

“Amir Imam is coming to Madison Square Garden, The Mecca of Boxing, in New York City, to take down not only Jose Ramirez but Bob Arum too!” boasted Imam’s promoter Don King. “I can hardly wait for Saturday night. Start the clock. Tick-tock, tick-tock.” T-minus 124 hours 45 minutes till Ramirez-Imam enter the ring, Saturday night… Continue reading “Don King: Imam will take down Ramirez AND Arum”

Amir Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) is in Pompano Beach, Florida, under the auspices of head trainer Stacy McKinley, in final preparations for his March 17 showdown against Jose Ramirez (21-0,…
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Brunson sets record with 3 Briscoe Awards

PA State junior middleweight champion Tyrone Brunson will be honored with three Briscoe Awards for the eventful year he had in 2017. During the year, Brunson’s efforts won him three bouts, two belts, and kept his career on track for a big fight in 2018. For these accomplishments, Brunson will take home three Briscoe Awards on March 25th – “Philly Fighter of the Year”, “Philly Fight of the Year”, and “Performance of the Year”. This will be the first time a fighter has won three Briscoes in a single year. Continue reading “Brunson sets record with 3 Briscoe Awards”

PA State junior middleweight champion Tyrone Brunson will be honored with three Briscoe Awards for the eventful year he had in 2017. During the year, Brunson’s efforts won him three…
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WBSS/George Groves Update

Contrary to some media reports, World Boxing Super Series owner Comosa AG has issued a statement saying that decisions related to the WBSS Tournament are exclusively taken at a top management and/or company board level. No advisory panel or external entities support Comosa AG in respect to any business and sporting decision. They are now employing two independent orthopedic specialists to give medical opinions on George Groves’ physical condition. The official decision on the status of the super middleweight final will be announced soon.

Contrary to some media reports, World Boxing Super Series owner Comosa AG has issued a statement saying that decisions related to the WBSS Tournament are exclusively taken at a top…
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Horn-Crawford Update

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn has the contract in hand to defend against Terrence Crawford on April 14 in Las Vegas. “I’m really happy it’s done,” Horn’s promoter, Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan, told AAP. “We’ve got execution copies (of the contract) right now in front of Glenn (Rushton) and Jeff to sign. This is the most significant fight, I think, in the history of Australian boxing.

According to Lonergan, the contract ensures one Australian, one European and one Nevada judge, and both fighters have agreed to two mandatory blood and urine tests before and after the fight.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn has the contract in hand to defend against Terrence Crawford on April 14 in Las Vegas. “I’m really…
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Wilder: There has been no offer to fight Joshua

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says handlers of WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua apparently want no part of him. ”Nothing has been offered, nothing,” Wilder told talkSPORT. “Even when Hearn and his father came to America last year, they weren’t talking about Joshua. Joshua wasn’t in their mind. They were saying ‘you guys and Dillian Whyte.’ Like I said before, I would fight Dillian Whyte no problem. That’s easy.

“As long as you have Joshua on the end of that, we’re good. And they didn’t even want to make that happen. That was the only thing that was going. There wasn’t anything about me and Joshua discussed. Nothing. Not one thing.

“They come back and said we did make an offer, we didn’t reach an agreement. How can an offer be made when the main subject wasn’t even discussed? We’re talking about Wilder vs Joshua!”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says handlers of WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua apparently want no part of him. ”Nothing has been offered,…
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Battle of unbeaten prospects in Tacoma

By Ricardo Ibarra

A pair of undefeated Jr. lightweight prospects will square off in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 115th ‘Battle at the Boat’ this Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In an evenly matched fight with important implications for both fighters, Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (10-0, 2 KOs) will take on Ray “Lighting Jr.” Lampkin (11-0, 4 KOs) in an intriguing 130 lbs. match-up, headlining what promises to be an eventful six bout card. Continue reading “Battle of unbeaten prospects in Tacoma”

By Ricardo Ibarra A pair of undefeated Jr. lightweight prospects will square off in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 115th ‘Battle at the Boat’ this Saturday at the…
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