Portillo, McKean victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Paraguay 140 pounder, Carlos Manuel Portillo (19-0-0) scored upset third round stoppage of WBA#3 Czar Amonsot (34-4-3) at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia Friday. Amonsot was dropped in round three and the referee crowned Portillo at 2.41.

Dempsey McKean (11-0-0) stopped Willie Nasio (10-3-0) in round six of scheduled ten round bout for the vacant Australian heavyweight crown. McKean dropped Nasio and was crowned the champion at 0.51.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Paraguay 140 pounder, Carlos Manuel Portillo (19-0-0) scored upset third round stoppage of WBA#3 Czar Amonsot (34-4-3) at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria,…
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Firat Arslan: I will try it one more time

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

47-year old former world cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (40-8-2) is giving it one more go to become world champion before hanging up his gloves next year.

Arslan made his debut in 1997 and then went on a 13-fight winning streak.

He won the WBA title in his 19th year as a professional boxer by beating Virgil Hill in 2007 and after losing it to Guillermo Jones the following year, went on to have a further three unsuccessful world title challenges. Continue reading “Firat Arslan: I will try it one more time”

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing 47-year old former world cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (40-8-2) is giving it one more go to become world champion before hanging up his gloves next year.…
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WBC Closing Banquet

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

It was a late night/early morning for many conventioners as the WBC closing banquet was held across town at the posh Baku Palace, a vast hall equipped for large-scale events.

Seemingly endless courses were served of local fare such as lamb, salmon, stuffed grape leaves and so much more. A full orchestra took the stage for the duration, belting out everything from old standards “New York, New York,” to current hits like “Despacio.” Continue reading “WBC Closing Banquet”

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman It was a late night/early morning for many conventioners as the WBC closing banquet was held across town at the posh Baku Palace, a vast hall…
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World-Rated Tibo Monabesa wins by KO

By Jeff Pamungkas

World rated Indonesian jr flyweight contender Tibo Monabesa (WBA#2 and WBC# 11) moved to 16-0-2, 8 KOs after successfully knocking out Geboi Mansayao of the Philippines with a vicious left uppercut to the body in the second round of the scheduled 10 rounder at the Breeze, South Tangerang City in Indonesia on Saturday night.

“I have decided that Monabesa should have stepped higher. He is ready to challenge the WBC champion Ken Shiro or WBA champion Ryoichi Taguchi,” said Armin Tan, who act as Monabesa’s promoter, manager and coach all at once. Continue reading “World-Rated Tibo Monabesa wins by KO”

By Jeff Pamungkas World rated Indonesian jr flyweight contender Tibo Monabesa (WBA#2 and WBC# 11) moved to 16-0-2, 8 KOs after successfully knocking out Geboi Mansayao of the Philippines with…
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Alexander stops Ayala in seven

Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series presented by Main Events completed its third successful installment tonight at the Arena at Mohegan Sun. In the main event, Rising Stars’ middleweight prospect Vaughn Alexander dazzled fans with a heart-stopping battle against local fan-favorite Elvin Ayala. The bout started slow with both competitors feeling each other out. In the fifth round, Alexander began to turn on the heat. In the seventh, Alexander refused to let a bloody broken nose slow him down. He ignored the hometown cheers for Ayala and sent Ayala to the canvas in brutal fashion. The referee stopped the contest at 1:42 of round seven. Continue reading “Alexander stops Ayala in seven”

Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series presented by Main Events completed its third successful installment tonight at the Arena at Mohegan Sun. In the main event, Rising Stars’ middleweight prospect…
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LA Fight Club Weights

Christian Gonzalez 135.8 vs. Gamaliel Diaz 135.8
Edgar Valerio 125.4 vs. Martin Cardona 126
Jousce Gonzalez 133.6 vs. Ricardo Fernandez 133.8
Ferdinand Kerobyan 152.6 vs. Uriel Gonzalez 153.6

Venue: Belasco Theater, downtown Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

Christian Gonzalez 135.8 vs. Gamaliel Diaz 135.8 Edgar Valerio 125.4 vs. Martin Cardona 126 Jousce Gonzalez 133.6 vs. Ricardo Fernandez 133.8 Ferdinand Kerobyan 152.6 vs. Uriel Gonzalez 153.6 Venue: Belasco…
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Ortiz Camp respects and admires WBC decision

Manager to Luis Ortiz, Jay Jimenez, wants to clarify the current situation with his fighter and the WBC’s decision to move to a new opponent.

“To clarify the Luis Ortiz situation, this is the real and only version of the current process. Mr. Sulaiman and the WBC have NOT suspended or removed Luis from their rankings. The WBC’s decision was as follows, they did not sanction the fight based off the fact that they are worried for Luis’s health. And to be honest, I must respect and admire their decision because I agree, the fighter’s health is paramount. So, the WBC will schedule a visit with one of their approved physicians to check Luis health, and make sure he is 100% healthy and fit to fight, and that the Blood Pressure pills will not affect him physically.” Continue reading “Ortiz Camp respects and admires WBC decision”

Manager to Luis Ortiz, Jay Jimenez, wants to clarify the current situation with his fighter and the WBC’s decision to move to a new opponent. “To clarify the Luis Ortiz…
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Wilder: Stiverne will pay for Luis Ortiz screwing up

It was officially announced today that WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, Nov. 4 live on SHOWTIME in a rematch of their 2015 world title fight. The event is presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Deontay Wilder: “Stiverne asked for it, so he’s going to get it. Whatever happens happens. Ask and you shall receive. I’m relieved to be getting my mandatory out of the way. At least now I won’t have to deal with that down the road. Continue reading “Wilder: Stiverne will pay for Luis Ortiz screwing up”

It was officially announced today that WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, Nov. 4 live on SHOWTIME in a…
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Vences returns November 11th in Fresno

WBC Continentals Americas super featherweight champion Andy “El Tiburon” Vences (19-0 11KOs) of San Jose, CA, returns on November 11th on the undercard of one of the biggest fight cards in Fresno, CA history as Avenal, Ca Olympian Jose Ramirez fights undefeated Mike Reed in front of what should be a sold-out Save Mart Center and promoted by Top Rank Inc.

Vences, who is coming off a 3rd knockout of Eliseo Sesma, which took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. He will defend his title against former prospect Andrew Cancio (17-4-2 13KOs). Continue reading “Vences returns November 11th in Fresno”

WBC Continentals Americas super featherweight champion Andy “El Tiburon” Vences (19-0 11KOs) of San Jose, CA, returns on November 11th on the undercard of one of the biggest fight cards…
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Unbeaten lightweights collide in Erie PA

Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Promotions has assembled a competitive ProAm card for Saturday night at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The six round main event will feature a battle of undefeated lightweights, as Dunkirk, New York’s Wilfredo “El Bravo Vega” Flores (5-0, 1 KO) takes on Toledo, Ohio’s Alden Wattley (3-0, 3 KOs). Flores has been a regular on the Bizzarro Promotions cards, with four of his five victories coming inside the Erie city limits. He will have the toughest test of his career in dangerous knockout artist Alden Wattley. Only one of Wattley’s victims have made it made it out of the opening round and none have survived until to the final bell. Continue reading “Unbeaten lightweights collide in Erie PA”

Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Promotions has assembled a competitive ProAm card for Saturday night at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The six round main event will feature a battle of…
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Burns ready for ‘must win’ fight

Ricky Burns believes he can become a World champion once again and wants to prove there’s plenty of chapters to write in his story as he meets Anthony Crolla at the Manchester Arena on Saturday. The fight will be broadcast in the U.S. on AWE at 2 PM ET / 11 am PT

“I look at every fight as a must-win fight,” said Burns. “The incentive that has been put in front of us with the possibility of challenging for the World title again, I need to make sure that I go out and win this which I am confident of doing.” Continue reading “Burns ready for ‘must win’ fight”

Ricky Burns believes he can become a World champion once again and wants to prove there’s plenty of chapters to write in his story as he meets Anthony Crolla at…
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WBC convention closes in Baku

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The WBC 55th annual convention in n Baku, Azerbaijan officially came to a close today after a morning session of final reports, more awards and announcements.

Various awards were given out including:
Couple of the Year- Sampson & Ketty Lewkowicz
Commission of the Year- GAB (Games and Amusement Board- Philippines)
WBC Champion Award- Jon Fernandez for winning the WBC Silver Super Feather title 9/29/17
WBC Champion Award- Paulie Malignaggi (WBC convention master of ceremonies)
Good Fellow Award- Charlie Giles (BBBofC)

Continue reading “WBC convention closes in Baku”

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman The WBC 55th annual convention in n Baku, Azerbaijan officially came to a close today after a morning session of final reports, more awards and announcements.…
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Tyson Fury Update

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he won’t be applying for a new boxing license in the UK. “After thinking long and hard about my return, I will not be applying for a BBBoC boxing license. After the way they have handled stuff, no thanks,” said Fury via social media. He also stated, “I’ll go elsewhere, take my money and business to somewhere that appreciates it.”

Where will Fury end up? There was some back and forth with Shannon Briggs yesterday. “@TheCannonBriggs I’m gonna give you the best whooping ever, it’ll be like a ❤️making beating. Long and slow with lots of time to play.”

Next month will mark two years since Fury’s last fight.

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he won’t be applying for a new boxing license in the UK. “After thinking long and hard about my return, I will not be…
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WBA#8 Jason Moloney returns Oct 21

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA#8 super-bantamweight Jason Moloney (14-0, 11 KOs) will be in action against Julius Kisarawe (27-4-1, 14 KOs) over ten rounds at the Function Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on October 21.

Kisarawe was born in Tanzania in 1990 and is coming off a fifth round stoppage of Steven Kobelo in September.

Moloney was born in Australia in 1991 and is coming off a ten round points win over Lolito Sonsona in August.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA#8 super-bantamweight Jason Moloney (14-0, 11 KOs) will be in action against Julius Kisarawe (27-4-1, 14 KOs) over ten rounds at the Function…
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London Olympian Opetai and Lopez clash Oct 21

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former 2012 London Olympian Jai Opetai (12-0, 9 KOs) will clash with unbeaten American, Frankie Lopez (9-0, 7 KOs) over ten rounds for the IBF world Youth cruiserweight title at the Function Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian on October 21.

Lopez,21 years, resides in North Hollywood and is trained by former world light heavyweight champion Virgil Hill.He is coming off a four round stoppage over Tyler Vogel in April

Opetai,22years, represented Australia at the London Olympics in 2012 and in 2011 captured the world junior light heavyweight championship. He is coming off a nine round stoppage of Daniel Ammann in July. Jai is trained by his father Michael Opetai.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former 2012 London Olympian Jai Opetai (12-0, 9 KOs) will clash with unbeaten American, Frankie Lopez (9-0, 7 KOs) over ten rounds for…
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Weights from Mohegan Sun

Photo: Main Events

Vaughn Alexander 161 vs. Elvin Ayala 161
Nate Green 123.5 vs. Josh Crespo 124
Cassius Chaney 245 vs. Jon Bolden 226
LeShawn Rodriquez 159 vs. Romon Barber 157
Enriko Gogokhia 148 vs. Joaquin De la Rosa 149
Kevin Asmat 128 vs. Rafael Castillo 122
Bakhram Murtazaliev 157 vs. Robson de Assis 163.5

Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: Main Events

Vaughn Alexander 161 vs. Elvin Ayala 161 Nate Green 123.5 vs. Josh Crespo 124 Cassius Chaney 245 vs. Jon Bolden 226 LeShawn Rodriquez 159 vs. Romon Barber 157 Enriko Gogokhia…
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WBC kayoes Wilder-Ortiz, Stiverne next

From WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman in Baku: The WBC has concluded the process according to its Clean Boxing Program protocol in the adverse finding of Luis Ortiz. An official ruling has been sent to the corresponding parties. The WBC has withdrawn its sanction of the Deontay Wilder vs. Ortiz fight, and Wilder will fight next his mandatory fight against Bermane Stiverne. Specific details will be released at a later date.

Wilder-Ortiz and Stiverne-Breazeale were both scheduled for the November 4th card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In fact, Stiverne, Wilder’s WBC mandatory, was paid step-aside money to allow Wilder-Ortiz to happen. So now Wilder will face Stiverne in a rematch of their 2015 fight in which Wilder won a unanimous decision.

From WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman in Baku: The WBC has concluded the process according to its Clean Boxing Program protocol in the adverse finding of Luis Ortiz. An official ruling…
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Dirrell to fight Douglin, not Chavez Jr.

Former WBC super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell had been named by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as his next opponent for November 11 at the LA Forum, but it looks like Dirrell is going a different direction. PBC announced today that Dirrell (30-1-1, 24 KOs) will meet Denis Douglin (20-5, 13 KOs) in an FS1-televised 10-rounder on November 17 from Dort Federal Credit Union Center in Flint, Michigan. The bout is a homecoming for Dirrell, who was born and raised in Flint along with his brother and top contender, Andre. “Douglin has fought a lot of good fighters and I respect him, but he’s standing in the way of my title shot,” said Dirrell. “This is a chance for me to showcase my skills. I’m going for a stoppage, and I think I’m going to get it in the middle rounds. I want to put on a great performance and give the fans something to see. I’m going to get the job done.”

Also, welterweights Jamontay Clark (12-0, 7 KOs) and Ivan Golub (13-1, 11 KOs) will meet in an eight-round rematch of their June 30 showdown which ended with Clark winning a unanimous decision, and Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (14-1, 9 KOs) will take on Kareem Martin (9-1-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round junior welterweight clash that opens televised coverage.

Former WBC super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell had been named by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as his next opponent for November 11 at the LA Forum, but it looks…
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WBO #1 ranked mini-fly Pradabsri upset in China

By David Finger

Undefeated WBO #1 contender Panya Pradabsri was dealt a stunning defeat yesterday, October 3rd, in Datong, China. Pradabsri lost a twelve round majority decision to 35-year old former WBC champion Chao Zhong Xiong (27-7-1, 14 KOs). Pradabsri looked poised to take on newly crowned WBO champion Ryu Yamanaka out of Japan but took what initially looked to be little more than a tune up against the former champion, who last fought for a world title in 2014. Scores were 116-112, 115-113, and 114-114 for Xiong, who captured the WBA International Minimumweight title with the win. Pradabsri sees his record drop to 18-1, 10 KOs with the loss.

By David Finger Undefeated WBO #1 contender Panya Pradabsri was dealt a stunning defeat yesterday, October 3rd, in Datong, China. Pradabsri lost a twelve round majority decision to 35-year old…
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55th WBC Convention, Day 3

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Day 3 of the 55th WBC convention in Baku, Azerbaijan saw the open session containing some brief presentations as well as one of the hot topics: mandatory defenses. The night was capped off with the annual talent show at the nearby Bulvar Hotel.

Representatives from WBC China made a brief presentation to state their case for restoring the relations with the WBC, as they became strained to the point of being severed earlier this year. WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman was optimistic with what he saw and heard and appointed a three-member committee to monitor the progress of the WBC China growth with the hopes of getting back on track.

Mauricio Sulaiman then drew the attention of the delegates to a short video focusing on the various Social Awareness programs in which the Council is involved: anti-bullying, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, texting while driving and any more.

The continuation of the Jose Sulaiman Boxer’s Fund in association with the Nevada Community Fund was discussed with a focus toward more fund raising options for retired, in need boxers. Continue reading “55th WBC Convention, Day 3”

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 55th WBC convention in Baku, Azerbaijan saw the open session containing some brief presentations as well as one of the hot topics:…
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Camp Notes: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk

Already a two-time cruiserweight world champion, Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk will seek to become a champion a third time, and also put himself into the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semi-finals, when he battles IBF Champion Murat Gassiev on Saturday, October 21 in quarter-final action from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J and live on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.

“Anyone who knows me and my experience in this sport knows that I will be ready on October 21,” said Wlodarczyk. “Everything that I’ve done so far in training camp and in sparring is to show my Polish fans in American that ‘Diablo’ is back.” Continue reading “Camp Notes: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk”

Already a two-time cruiserweight world champion, Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk will seek to become a champion a third time, and also put himself into the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semi-finals,…
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Sakio Bika returns Oct 22

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBC super-middleweight Champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (33-7-3, 22 KOs) will be in action on October 22 against Serbian, Geard Ajetovic (31-16-1, 16 KOs) over ten rounds for the vacant WBC International title at Star City Casino, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Bika captured the WBC super middleweight crown by defeating Marco Antonio Periban in 2013 and gave WBA champion Andre Ward and IBF champion Joe Calzaghe tough twelve round bouts.

Ajetovic lost to former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale in Sydney in 2008 by twelve round decision. He has also lost to Mathew Macklin and Dmitry Pirog by ten round decision.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBC super-middleweight Champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (33-7-3, 22 KOs) will be in action on October 22 against Serbian, Geard Ajetovic (31-16-1,…
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WBA#7 Kambosos returns Oct 13

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA#7 lightweight George “Ferocious” Kambosos (12-0, 6 KOs) returns to action on October 13 when he will clash with Thailand’s Krai Sethaphon (25-2, 16 KOs) over ten rounds for the WBA Oceana title at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia.

Kambosos is coming off a ten round points victory over Qamil Balla on the undercard to WBO heavyweight title bout featuring champion Joseph Parker vs Razvan Cojanu in May. Kambosos was a regular sparring partner to Manny Pacquiao for his July 2 WBO title bout against Jeff Horn in Brisbane. He travels to Los Angeles on a regular basis to train at Justin Fortune’s gym and was impressive in sparring session with IBF#1 Sergey Lipinetc.

Sethaphon’s only losses were at the hands of WBA#3 Czar Amonsot and WBA#11 Masayoshi Nakatani by twelve round decision in 2017. He is coming off a twelve round points victory over Isack Junior in May.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA#7 lightweight George “Ferocious” Kambosos (12-0, 6 KOs) returns to action on October 13 when he will clash with Thailand’s Krai Sethaphon (25-2,…
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Bilal Akkawy returns Oct 21

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian super-middleweight Bilal Akkawy (14-0-1, 12 KOs) will clash with Russian based and Ukraine born Igor Selivanov (11-2,7 KOs) over ten rounds for the WBA Oceana title at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia on October 21. Akkawy, 24 years, is coming off a seven round stoppage of Kerry Hope in one of the best fights in Australia for 2016. Selivanov, 23 years, is coming off a points victory over Izzat Ibragimov in March.

Promoter Paul Nasari said “Bilal Akkawy is one of the best prospects in Australia and his fight with Kerry Hope in 2016 was action packed with Hope being stopped because of a broken jaw he suffered.

“Bilal’s manager made offers to Brian Vera and Peter Manfredo but they both rejected the offer.

“Igor Selivanov has a very good record and will give Akkawy a good fight.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian super-middleweight Bilal Akkawy (14-0-1, 12 KOs) will clash with Russian based and Ukraine born Igor Selivanov (11-2,7 KOs) over ten rounds for…
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Frampton opponent named

Carl Frampton will face Mexico’s Horacio Garcia in a ten round Featherweight contest on his highly-anticipated Belfast homecoming at the SSE Arena on November 18th. It will be the three-time World Champion’s first fight in his home city since he successfully defended his IBF Super-Bantamweight crown against American Chris Avalos at the same venue back in February 2015.

Garcia, 27, holds a top record of 33 wins from 37 contests; with 24 of those victories coming by way of knockout. Before a surprise loss to Diuhl Olguin, which he quickly avenged, his only career losses had come to two-weight World Champion Hozumi Hasegawa and rising star Joseph Diaz. Continue reading “Frampton opponent named”

Carl Frampton will face Mexico’s Horacio Garcia in a ten round Featherweight contest on his highly-anticipated Belfast homecoming at the SSE Arena on November 18th. It will be the three-time…
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