Terence Crawford Camp Update Part 1 of 2

By Bill Green
Photos: Bill Green

For the biggest or most significant fight in his career, #3 P4P World Champion, Terence “Bud” Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) is preparing for fellow undefeated multi-belt holder Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs), in the Omaha native’s neighboring and adoptive home away from home, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Fightnews will provide several camp updates, interviews, press quotes and all the fight week activities as we are just a few weeks away from the big unification bout scheduled for August 19th, 2017 live on ESPN 10pm ET at the Pinnacle Bank Arena located near Crawford’s hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska. Crawford vs Indongo is scheduled for 12 rounds and will be “for all the belts” something that is simply unheard of in today’s sport. Continue reading “Terence Crawford Camp Update Part 1 of 2”

By Bill Green Photos: Bill Green For the biggest or most significant fight in his career, #3 P4P World Champion, Terence “Bud” Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) is preparing for fellow…
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Floyd expecting $300 million+ payday

By TMZSports.com

Floyd Mayweather is expecting to make more than $300 MILLION from his fight with Conor McGregor … which would break down to more than $8 MILLION per minute in the ring. The boxer spelled it all out for Showtime’s “All Access: Mayweather v. McGregor” — explaining why no other professional athlete in the world is more bankable.

“I mean, am I the highest-paid athlete out there? And just coming back? We not talking about no contract. We not talking about no contract for no 4 years, or no contract for no 5 years. I can do it in 36 minutes. $300 (million) or better. In 36 minutes.”

Not a bad deal.

As for Conor, the UFC fighter is expecting to rake in around $100 mil for the August 26 superfight — but it’ll be the largest payday an MMA fighter has ever made … so he’s not complaining either.

By TMZSports.com Floyd Mayweather is expecting to make more than $300 MILLION from his fight with Conor McGregor … which would break down to more than $8 MILLION per minute…
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WBA 160lb champ N’Dam, Murata to collide again

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

Let’s get ready to rumble again. WBA middleweight champ Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, France, will face #1 ranked 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata again in Tokyo, Japan, on October 22. It was publicly announced with Hassan’s attendance under Teiken Promotions before many press people and television cameras as well. They battled with N’Dam victorious with a disputed split decision here last May, and the WBA ordered a direct rematch due to the controversy. Continue reading “WBA 160lb champ N’Dam, Murata to collide again”

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi Let’s get ready to rumble again. WBA middleweight champ Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, France, will face #1 ranked 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata again in…
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Adler vs. Shields Press Conference

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

WBC Super Middleweight Champion, Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KO’s) and 2X Olympic Gold Medalist, Claressa Shields (3-0, 1 KO) held the final press conference at the MGM Grand Detroit, Wednesday afternoon. Along with the WBC belt on the line, the vacant IBF belt will be at stake, as well.

Claressa Shields said at the podium, “This is a dream come true for me. When I was 11 years old, they did not even have women in the Olympics, yet. That was my dream. I wanted to be the first woman to win a Gold medal in boxing.” Continue reading “Adler vs. Shields Press Conference”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder WBC Super Middleweight Champion, Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KO’s) and 2X Olympic Gold Medalist, Claressa Shields (3-0, 1 KO) held the final press…
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Prince Badi Ajamu, 45, launches comeback

In 2009, and after winning two in a row, Light Heavyweight contender Prince Badi Ajamu walked away from the ring at age 37. Ajamu, who was a perennial contender had a record of 27-3-1 with 15 knockouts, but decided that he needed some time away from competitive action. Fast forward eight years, Ajamu steps back in the ring as he takes on Edgar Perez in the six-round co-feature bout this Saturday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card, which will headlined by super middleweight Derrick Webster (23-1, 12 KOs) of Glassboro, New Jersey taking on Lamar Harris (9-13-4, 5 KOs) of Saint Lois, Missouri in a bout scheduled for eight rounds, is promoted by Mis Downing Promotions and Square Ring Promotions. Continue reading “Prince Badi Ajamu, 45, launches comeback”

In 2009, and after winning two in a row, Light Heavyweight contender Prince Badi Ajamu walked away from the ring at age 37. Ajamu, who was a perennial contender had…
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Hooker homecoming on Aug 19

Top undefeated prospect and NABO junior welterweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (22-0, 16 K0s) will make his highly anticipated homecoming on Saturday, August 19th in Dallas, TX in the main event of “A Knock out Affair” Round XXV vs Courtney “Lion Heart” Jackson at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

Promoted by The Undercard Promotions LLC, in association with Roc Nation Sports, Hooker vs Jackson will be a 10 round NABO Jr. Welterweight Championship title fight. Currently ranked #2 with the World Boxing Organization and #4 with the International Boxing Federation, Hooker will be making his 5th title defense vs the undefeated Jackson of Homestead, Florida who brings a very solid record of 17-0, 10 KO’s. Continue reading “Hooker homecoming on Aug 19”

Top undefeated prospect and NABO junior welterweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (22-0, 16 K0s) will make his highly anticipated homecoming on Saturday, August 19th in Dallas, TX in the…
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WBA moving headquarters to Medellin?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has revealed to Fightnews.com® that WBA Headquarters, located in Panama City, could be moving to Medellin, Colombia. The organization has been based in several countries, most recently in Panama, where it moved in 2007 from Venezuela due to the socio-political situation there. Through its renowned “WBA KO Drugs,” program, the WBA has played a key role in the development of boxing in Panama and many other countries in Central America and South America with world champions hailing from Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Peru among others. Still just a rumor at this point, the situation is expected to be addressed next Tuesday.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has revealed to Fightnews.com® that WBA Headquarters, located in Panama City, could be moving to Medellin, Colombia. The organization has been based in several…
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Abel Sanchez on training GGG and Gassiev

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Trainer Abel Sanchez has a seemingly difficult task: preparing, two undefeated world champions at the same time for their upcoming bouts. Gennady Golovkin (September 16 vs. Canelo Alvarez) and Murat Gassiev (possibly middle of October vs. Krzysztof Włodarczyk).

Photo: Gassiev Instagram

“There’s no trainer in the world who would not like to trade places with me now,” Sanchez told Fightnews.com®. “Two guys like Golovkin and Gassiev working with you every day? You forget pain. You are part of a great story. This is my family. GGG motivates Murat, Gassiev does the same to Golovkin. I’m just watching.” Continue reading “Abel Sanchez on training GGG and Gassiev”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Trainer Abel Sanchez has a seemingly difficult task: preparing, two undefeated world champions at the same time for their upcoming bouts. Gennady Golovkin (September 16 vs. Canelo…
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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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