Brook seeks redemption against Rabchenko

Kell Brook admits his loss to Errol Spence Jr was the lowest point in his career – but he’s back in love with boxing again and ready to take the Super-Welterweight division by storm as he faces Sergey Rabchenko for the WBC Silver super welterweight title at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield on Saturday.

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Brook surrendered his IBF Welterweight crown against Erroll Spence Jr at Bramall Lane in May, and the Steel City hero found life tough after losing his status as a world ruler. Continue reading “Brook seeks redemption against Rabchenko”

Kell Brook admits his loss to Errol Spence Jr was the lowest point in his career – but he’s back in love with boxing again and ready to take the…
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March is a big month for the WBA

March will be a month of great boxing activity for the World Boxing Association (WBA) with 10 title combats sanctioned by the oldest entity in ruling professional boxing.

The first fight will be held Saturday in New York City when world champion Dmitry Bivol of Russia and Sullivan Barrera of Cuba dispute the WBA light heavyweight championship. The second face-off will be held on Tuesday, March 6 in Thailand in the 105lb division. The local Thammanoon Niyomtrong will try to keep the black and gold belt before the Filipino Toto Landero. Continue reading “March is a big month for the WBA”

March will be a month of great boxing activity for the World Boxing Association (WBA) with 10 title combats sanctioned by the oldest entity in ruling professional boxing. The first…
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Chazz Witherspoon returns March 10

Heavyweight Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (36-3, 28 KOs) will take on veteran Mike Sheppard (25-22-2, 11 KOs) in the eight-round main event on Saturday, March 10th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The bout will headline a nine bout card dubbed “Ring Redemption” is promoted by Mis Downing Promotions in association with Silver Spoon Promotions. Witherspoon is on a six-fight knockout streak, with the latest being a 4th round stoppage over Jonathan Sandoval on October 1, 2016 in Trenton, New Jersey.

Seeing action in the eight-round co-feature will be welterweight Anthony “Juice” Young (18-2, 6 KOs) taking on Fidel Monterrosa Munoz (38-16-1, 30 KOs).

Heavyweight Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (36-3, 28 KOs) will take on veteran Mike Sheppard (25-22-2, 11 KOs) in the eight-round main event on Saturday, March 10th at The Claridge Hotel…
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WBSS weighing Groves’ postponement request

The World Boxing Super Series is in the middle of preparing for the Cruiserweight and Super Middleweight Finals. George Groves informed the WBSS on Monday that it was necessary for him to undergo surgery on his shoulder after it was dislocated during his semi-final win over Chris Eubank Jr. Groves has been advised George Groves that a second medical opinion will be arranged – as soon as reasonably possible – to ensure proper evaluation of George’s physical condition. Continue reading “WBSS weighing Groves’ postponement request”

The World Boxing Super Series is in the middle of preparing for the Cruiserweight and Super Middleweight Finals. George Groves informed the WBSS on Monday that it was necessary for…
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Dethroned champ Nery stops ex-champ Yamanaka; WBC 118lb belt becomes vacant

By Joe Koizumi

Anything can happen in the ring. Overweight ex-champ Luis Nery (26-0, 20 KOs), 121 (three pounds over the limit), Mexico, so quickly chalked up a TKO victory over former champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-2-2, 19 KOs), 117.5, dropping him four times at 1:03 of the second round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Yamanaka’s fragility was out of expectation as he hit the deck with Nery’s opening combinations in the first round although he had started well with stinging southpaw jabs. Nery, in round two, swarmed over the damaged ex-champ and had him on the deck three more times in the fatal second session. The referee was Michael Griffin (Canada).

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

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By Joe Koizumi Anything can happen in the ring. Overweight ex-champ Luis Nery (26-0, 20 KOs), 121 (three pounds over the limit), Mexico, so quickly chalked up a TKO victory…
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Iwasa keeps IBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

IBF junior featherweight champ Ryosuke Iwasa retained his belt by a unanimous decision (120-108, 119-109, 118-110) over Filipino Ernesto Saulong over twelve lopsided rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi IBF junior featherweight champ Ryosuke Iwasa retained his belt by a unanimous decision (120-108, 119-109, 118-110) over Filipino Ernesto Saulong over twelve lopsided rounds on Thursday in…
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Ortiz: I will knock Deontay Wilder out

Unbeaten challenger Luis Ortiz is confident he will dethrone WBC heavyweight champion Dentay Wilder this weekend in Brooklyn. “I’m psyched and I’m ready for Saturday night. I have no worries at all about being the underdog. I will knock Deontay Wilder out.

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

“I’m anxious. I’m ready to get in the ring. It’s been a long wait but it is almost time to fight and I just can’t wait. I’m here for my world title. I’m here to win the heavyweight championship of the world. Winning the belt is the only thing on my mind. Continue reading “Ortiz: I will knock Deontay Wilder out”

Unbeaten challenger Luis Ortiz is confident he will dethrone WBC heavyweight champion Dentay Wilder this weekend in Brooklyn. “I’m psyched and I’m ready for Saturday night. I have no worries…
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Wilder: I will KO Ortiz, then unify division

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder aims to win impressively against unbeaten challenger Luis Ortiz on Showtime Saturday night in Brooklyn. “I’ve prepared myself for this moment for a long time now,” he said Wednesday. “I’m going to prove it to the world that I’m the best. That’s why I gave this opportunity to Ortiz again. He says he’s the ‘Real King Kong’, but ‘King Kong’ knows what happens when he comes to New York.

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

“I don’t need anything to motivate me. Luis Ortiz doesn’t need to say anything to motivate me. I have a killer instinct. No matter what people say they’re going to do, I always do what I say. I speak it, I believe it and I receive it. Continue reading “Wilder: I will KO Ortiz, then unify division”

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder aims to win impressively against unbeaten challenger Luis Ortiz on Showtime Saturday night in Brooklyn. “I’ve prepared myself for this moment for a long time…
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Uzcategui: Nothing will save Dirrell this time

For super middleweight Jose Uzcategui, his rematch against Andre Dirrell for the IBF interim 168-pound world title is personal. Uzcategui was disqualified in their first fight after a KO punch was ruled after the bell. Then Dirrell’s uncle and cornerman, Leon Lawson, Jr., sucker-punched Uzcategui after the fight was over. Lawson, who is not expected to be in Dirrell’s entourage for Saturday’s Showtime-televised fight, is currently facing a 2nd degree assault charge and a civil suit from Uzcategui.

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

“Neither the bell, nor the referee, nor the judges, nor his cowardly uncle will save Dirrell,” proclaimed Uzcategui. “I will do justice with my own fists in the ring. I’ve come twice as physically and mentally prepared. Nothing will stop me from succeeding again against Andre. On Saturday I will fulfill my dream of being world champion.” Continue reading “Uzcategui: Nothing will save Dirrell this time”

For super middleweight Jose Uzcategui, his rematch against Andre Dirrell for the IBF interim 168-pound world title is personal. Uzcategui was disqualified in their first fight after a KO punch…
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Dirrell ready for rematch with Uzcategui

“What happened last fight is in the past,” says IBF interim super middleweight champion Andre Dirrell on Saturday’s Showtime-televised rematch with Jose Uzcategui.

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

“I’m ready to move forward with Virgil Hunter and get this win on Saturday night. Virgil is a tough coach who gives you exactly what you need in the gym. Efficiency has been our thing throughout camp. If I execute on fight night, I’ll walk out of there with the victory I’ve been working for.” Continue reading “Dirrell ready for rematch with Uzcategui”

“What happened last fight is in the past,” says IBF interim super middleweight champion Andre Dirrell on Saturday’s Showtime-televised rematch with Jose Uzcategui. “I’m ready to move forward with Virgil…
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Iribe chases dream on Telemundo Friday

The 2018 spring season continues for “Boxeo Telemundo Ford” this Friday. The main event features 3-time world title challenger Jesus “Azul” Iribe (20-10-5, 10KOs) taking on fellow countryman and former world title challenger David “Severo” Carmona (20-5-5, 8 KOs).

The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBC Latino bantamweight title at stake. The fight will take place at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City, Mexico. Tuto Zabala Jr.’s All Star Boxing Inc. and Producciones Deportivas will present the card.

Iribe is a veteran of nearly 16 years as a professional boxer. He knows that this could very well be his last chance to make a serious run at another world title. Continue reading “Iribe chases dream on Telemundo Friday”

The 2018 spring season continues for “Boxeo Telemundo Ford” this Friday. The main event features 3-time world title challenger Jesus “Azul” Iribe (20-10-5, 10KOs) taking on fellow countryman and former…
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Full Report: Roman-Matsumoto

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBA super bantamweight champ Daniel Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs), 121.25, US, impressively kept his belt as he hammered out a unanimous decision over hard-punching Japanese challenger Ryo Matsumoto (21-2, 19 KOs), 122, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Glenn Feldman (US), Mikael Hook (Sweden) both tallied 119-109, and Chalerm Prayadsab (Thailand) 118-110, all for the defending champ. The referee was Luis Pabon (Puerto Rico). Continue reading “Full Report: Roman-Matsumoto”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA super bantamweight champ Daniel Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs), 121.25, US, impressively kept his belt as he hammered out a unanimous decision over…
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Wilder, Ortiz workout quotes

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten contender Luis Ortiz participated in an open to the public media workout Wednesday as they near their main event showdown this Saturday, March 3 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center.

Deontay Wilder: “I don’t have any worries about Ortiz at all. When I look at Ortiz, he doesn’t look powerful. I know he has nice skills like all Cuban fighters. That’s nothing to me. It’s going to be up to him to prove me wrong.”

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Luis Ortiz: “Efficiency has been our thing throughout camp. If I execute on fight night, I’ll walk out of there with the victory I’ve been working for.”

Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten contender Luis Ortiz participated in an open to the public media workout Wednesday as they near their main event showdown this Saturday,…
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Uribe hits Mexico City

Jesús “El Azul” Iribe along with trainer Rodolfo Chávez (brother of legend Julio César Chávez) arrived into Mexico City today from Culiacan for his fight this Friday, March 2nd against David “El Severo” Carmona for the WBC Latino Bantamweight Title at the Blackberry Auditorium. This Friday is the 2nd installment of the successful 2018 Boxeo Telemundo Ford Spring Season

“I don’t like to be a talkative fighter. I always like to say, I’m going to win, because if you start promising to win by KO you make a commitment with the fans that you have to win by KO and if you don’t then you lose credibility. That’s why I always say I’m going to win whichever way,” said Iribe.

Jesús “El Azul” Iribe along with trainer Rodolfo Chávez (brother of legend Julio César Chávez) arrived into Mexico City today from Culiacan for his fight this Friday, March 2nd against…
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WBA orders Dalakian-Thaiyen title fight

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee ordered the start of negotiations between the teams behind Ukrainian Artem Dalakian and Thai Shirichai Thaiyen to fight for the organization’s flyweight title, which currently belongs to the European boxer.

This resolution is issued based on article C-12 of the WBA rules, which is about “vacant title defense periods”. This rule indicates that a boxer who obtains a belt in a fight for a vacant title must make a defense within 120 days from the date the title was obtained. Continue reading “WBA orders Dalakian-Thaiyen title fight”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee ordered the start of negotiations between the teams behind Ukrainian Artem Dalakian and Thai Shirichai Thaiyen to fight for the organization’s flyweight title,…
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Kovalev aims to beat crap out of friend

WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and challenger Igor Mikhalkin shook hands, hugged and chatted for 15 minutes before today’s press conference. “We’ve known each other for a long time since the amateurs and we are friends but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to try to beat the crap out of each other on Saturday night. This is sport,” explained Kovalev.

Photo: Ed Keenan

WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and challenger Igor Mikhalkin shook hands, hugged and chatted for 15 minutes before today’s press conference. “We’ve known each other for a long…
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WBC welterweight tourney fights announced

Louisville, Kentucky will play host to the first round of the ‘Jose Sulaiman World Invitational Tournament’ at the KFC YUM! Center on April 27 as the matchups for the first round were announced today by Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing in association with the World Boxing Council and Louisville’s Top Knotch.

Over the last ten days, boxing fans from around the world have ranked each of the eight welterweights chosen for the tournament which have formulated the first-round matchups. Each fight will be scheduled for ten rounds.

#1 seed Felix Diaz (19-2, 9 KOs) of Santa Domingo, D.R. will clash with #8 Derrieck Cuevas, (16-0-1, 13 KOs) of Catano, Puerto Rico.

#2 seed Chris Van Heerden (25-2-1, 12 KOs) of Johannesburg, South Africa, faces #7 Timo Schwarzkopf (18-1, 10 KOs) of Stuttgart, Germany.

#3 seed Fredrick Lawson (26-1, 21 KOs) battles #6 Aishanbo Nasiywula (13-1-1, 6 KOs) of Urumqi, China.

#4 seed Radzhab Butaev (8-0, 6 KOs) of Russia faces #5 Brad Solomon (27-1, 9 KOs) of Douglasville, Georgia.

The two alternates chosen by the fan voting are Francisco Santana (26-6-1, 12 KOs) of Santa Barbara, CA and Paddy Gallagher (13-3, 8 KOs) of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Louisville, Kentucky will play host to the first round of the ‘Jose Sulaiman World Invitational Tournament’ at the KFC YUM! Center on April 27 as the matchups for the first…
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Brook: This feels like my debut all over again

Kell Brook says he feels like he’s fighting for the first time in his career all over again as he moves up to Super-Welterweight to take on Sergey Rabchenko for the WBC Silver title at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Brook is tackling a fight at 154lbs for the first time in his career having left Welterweight behind after three years as the IBF ruler.

‘The Special One’ expects to shine with the extra seven pounds behind him, but admits the nerves ahead of his return to action on Saturday remind him of making his debut in September 2004. Continue reading “Brook: This feels like my debut all over again”

Kell Brook says he feels like he’s fighting for the first time in his career all over again as he moves up to Super-Welterweight to take on Sergey Rabchenko for…
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Canelo-GGG Kickoff Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

The much anticipated rematch is on as WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan and Mexican boxing icon Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and met face to face Tuesday evening at the Microsoft Square LA Live in Los Angeles to officially kick off their return fight.

This time there will be no press tour. The fighters were extremely respectful toward each other. Thank goodness for Abel Sanchez, who added some life to the proceedings. Canelo Golovkin 2 will take place Saturday Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay per view. Continue reading “Canelo-GGG Kickoff Press Conference”

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions The much anticipated rematch is on as WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan and…
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Salita inks light heavyweight Umar Salamov

Dmitriy Salita, of Salita Promotions, has announced the signing of world-class light heavyweight contender Umar Salamov to a co-promotional contract, along with KA Promotions. Salamov (20-1, 15 KOs) hails from Alkhan-Kala, Russia, but is currently in Detroit training at the legendary Kronk Gym with Javan SugarHill Steward.

“Umar is a tall, rangy light heavyweight with crafty footwork and an arsenal of punches,” said Steward. “Being that Umar is only 23 years of age, his natural athleticism and creativity in the ring makes me excited to teach him that Kronk magic, which will make him a force in the strong light heavyweight division.” Continue reading “Salita inks light heavyweight Umar Salamov”

Dmitriy Salita, of Salita Promotions, has announced the signing of world-class light heavyweight contender Umar Salamov to a co-promotional contract, along with KA Promotions. Salamov (20-1, 15 KOs) hails from…
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Triple championship bill at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions presents a triple championship bill at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night, with South Africa’s Kevin Lerena in the main event, making the first defense of his IBO cruiserweight belt against Dmytro Kucher from the Ukraine.

Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep

In two other potential exciting match-ups, South African welterweight champion Thulane Mbenge meets Mexico’s Diego Cruz for the vacant WBC International welterweight title, and Deejay Kriel defends the WBC International minimumweight title against Xolisa Magusha. Continue reading “Triple championship bill at Emperors Palace”

By Ron Jackson Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions presents a triple championship bill at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night, with South Africa’s Kevin Lerena in the…
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Roman defeats Matsumoto to keep WBA 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super bantamweight champ Daniel Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs), 121.25, US, impressively kept his belt as he hammered out a unanimous decision (118-110, 119-109 twice) over hard-punching Japanese challenger Ryo Matsumoto (21-2, 19 KOs), 122, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Roman’s incessant combinations to the face and the body were more effective than the taller Japanese puncher whose retaliations were averted by the champ’s better defensive skills. There were no knockdowns.

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By Joe Koizumi WBA super bantamweight champ Daniel Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs), 121.25, US, impressively kept his belt as he hammered out a unanimous decision (118-110, 119-109 twice) over hard-punching…
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Barry: Parker on track for great performance

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is looking good in training for the March 31 showdown in Cardiff, Wales against IBF, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua according to trainer Kevin Barry. “Joe has been very disciplined and on point. His body looks really good. He is in much better shape already than he was for the Hughie Fury fight,” Barry told Stuff.”He’s doing some great strength and conditioning work, I’m confident we are on track for a very good performance.

“We both believe this is the right time to fight Anthony Joshua. If we don’t get the result that we think we are going to get, it’s because we’re simply not good enough. There is no other reason. If we don’t beat him, it’s because he is the better fighter. But we are both very confident, we like where we are at, we are excited by the magnitude of this challenge. I’ve said all along, the bigger the challenge will bring the best out of Joseph.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is looking good in training for the March 31 showdown in Cardiff, Wales against IBF, WBA heavyweight champion…
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Ferguson-Munoz face off Thursday in Idaho

By Ricardo Ibarra

Current WBC United States (USNBC) cruiserweight champion Patrick Ferguson (10-0-1, 10 KOs) is set to make the first defense of his title this Thursday night at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho, headlining the Coeur d’Alene’s first ‘House of Fury’ card in nearly seven years. The unbeaten Ferguson will take on Topeka, Kansas’ Mario Munoz (12-4-1, 4 KOs) in a ten round bout, capping off the anticipated return of boxing to the once busy Pacific Northwest venue. Continue reading “Ferguson-Munoz face off Thursday in Idaho”

By Ricardo Ibarra Current WBC United States (USNBC) cruiserweight champion Patrick Ferguson (10-0-1, 10 KOs) is set to make the first defense of his title this Thursday night at the…
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Wilson-Aguilar for NABA cruiser title Saturday

By Ricardo Ibarra

Taking his first crack at a significant title belt, undefeated cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (18-0, 8 KOs) will take on Mexico’s Mario Aguilar (18-3, 16 KOs) for the vacant NABA 200-pound championship on Saturday night at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point, Oregon. Fighting in his hometown for the ninth consecutive time, Wilson will battle Aguilar over ten rounds in the main event of White Delight Promotions’ ‘Rogue Valley Rumble 9’ card. Continue reading “Wilson-Aguilar for NABA cruiser title Saturday”

By Ricardo Ibarra Taking his first crack at a significant title belt, undefeated cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (18-0, 8 KOs) will take on Mexico’s Mario Aguilar (18-3, 16…
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