Statement on Virgil Hunter From His Family

Trainer Virgil Hunter experienced a health scare this week and was hospitalized. We are happy to report that he is recovering and getting stronger every day. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and request that his privacy be respected while he recovers. There will not be any further statements made at this time as we allow him to heal.

Trainer Virgil Hunter experienced a health scare this week and was hospitalized. We are happy to report that he is recovering and getting stronger every day. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts…
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Pennington edges Martinez

Friday night, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 30th edition of the popular “Rockin Fights” series at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. The main event 8 round jr middleweight contest saw the streaking Courtney Pennington of Brooklyn, NY, pull off his 4th consecutive upset as he squeaked out a unanimous decision over the Bronx’s Steven Martinez. In the end it was Pennington who won by scores of 77-75 on two cards, and 78-74 on the third. Pennington improves to 12-3-2, 5 KOs while Martinez drops to 18-4, 13 KOs. Continue reading “Pennington edges Martinez”

Friday night, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 30th edition of the popular “Rockin Fights” series at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. The main event 8 round jr middleweight contest…
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Weights from Cancun

By Gabriel F. Cordero


Cristian Mijares 134.20 vs. Fernando Saucedo 133.50
Aarón Alameda 118.80 vs. Edgar Lozano 1118.80
Juan Pablo Romero 143 vs. Valentín Martínez 146.70

Venue: Oasis Grand Arena in Cancun
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo and Cancun Boxing
TV: Televisa

By Gabriel F. Cordero Cristian Mijares 134.20 vs. Fernando Saucedo 133.50 Aarón Alameda 118.80 vs. Edgar Lozano 1118.80 Juan Pablo Romero 143 vs. Valentín Martínez 146.70 Venue: Oasis Grand Arena…
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Yamanaka, Calleros, Canizalez, Konishi make weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

A weigh-in ceremony took place at the fight venue, Portopia Hotel, where all the four successfully made weight at their first trip to the scale on Saturday in Kobe, Japan. The results are as follows:

WBO 105-pound title bout
Ryuya Yamanaka 47.6 kg 105 lbs (class limit)
vs.
Moises Calleros 47.6 kg 105 lbs (class limit)

WBA 108-pound title bout for the vacant championship
Carlos Canizales 48.3 kg 106.75 lbs
vs.
Reiya Konishi 48.9 kg 108 lbs (class limit)

The first fight of tomorrow’s show consisting of only four bouts will start at 5 PM.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada A weigh-in ceremony took place at the fight venue, Portopia Hotel, where all the four successfully made weight at their first trip to…
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Joshua: I will stop Parker inside eight rounds

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has predicted he will stop WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker before round eight in Cardiff Wales on March 31. “Joseph Parker is dedicated,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “He’s going to come 50% better than I’ve ever seen him before. But what I’ve learned is that boxing is simplified when you incorporate your feet. Even though it’s a game of punching people, your feet get you in and out of the way. So if I can transform what I’ve worked on in the gym for the last 10 to 11 weeks into the ring then hopefully I can get him out of there between six and eight.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has predicted he will stop WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker before round eight in Cardiff Wales on…
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Russell stops Munoz in two

In the first event of a boxing series being presented by Uprising Promotions, Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing and Wray & Nephew Rum, A Real Deal Uprising in Jamaica was headlined on Friday by Junior NABF middleweight champion Kemahl “Hitman” Russell (13-1, 11 KOs), who dismantled crafty veteran Michi Munoz (26-8, 18 KOs) in the second round at the National Arena in Kingston. Continue reading “Russell stops Munoz in two”

In the first event of a boxing series being presented by Uprising Promotions, Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing and Wray & Nephew Rum, A Real Deal Uprising in Jamaica was…
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Browne: I want to stop Whyte

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne is confident he can become world heavyweight champion again after he defeats WBC #1 Dillian Whyte at the 02 Arena in London, England on March 24.

“I don’t want it to go to a judges’ decision,” Browne told Sky Sports. “I don’t like judges, so I definitely want a stoppage, whether it’s him not coming out for the round, or whatever it might be. I just want to stop him.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne is confident he can become world heavyweight champion again after he defeats WBC #1 Dillian…
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Vargas returns against Salka April 12

Former WBC super featherweight world champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KOs) faces “Lightning” Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight in the main event of the April 12 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

“El Bandido” has never shied away from stealing the show with his crowd-rallying style. The 33-year-old native of Mexico City, Mexico has two Fight of the Year performances on his resume, earned in wars against former world champions Takashi Miura and Orlando “Siri” Salido. Vargas is eager to regain the title he lost in yet another war against Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt. Continue reading “Vargas returns against Salka April 12”

Former WBC super featherweight world champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KOs) faces “Lightning” Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight in the main event…
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Arriaza annihilates Valentin in 20 seconds

Unbeaten welterweight Roberto Arriaza (16-0, 13 KOs) needed just 20 seconds to demolish WBO Intercontinental champion Sammy Valentin (13-2, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Bryan Glazer Center JCC in Tampa, Florida. In the first exchange of the bout, hammer-fisted Arriaza rocked hometown Valentin with a right hand and immediately followed up with a fierce attack to brutally batter Valentin to the canvas. Official time was :20.

Huge win for Arriaza, who is from Nicaragua but conducted his training camp in Los Angeles. Valentin is currently the WBO #12 ranked welterweight, so Arriaza will likely pick up a world ranking in addition to the WBO regional title.

Unbeaten welterweight Roberto Arriaza (16-0, 13 KOs) needed just 20 seconds to demolish WBO Intercontinental champion Sammy Valentin (13-2, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Bryan Glazer Center JCC…
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Orozco beats Honorio again in comeback fight

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In a rematch, undefeated super lightweight contender Antonio Orozco (27-0, 17 KOs) of San Diego won an eight round unanimous decision over Mexican veteran Martin Honorio (33-13-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Orozco boxed from the start, picking his spots and landing well on Honorio. Attacking in round three, Orozco mixed it up with one-two combos and digging downstairs to Honorio’s body. Despite getting outworked, Honorio pressed on as Orozco boxed and countered. Beginning to land heavy punches in round six, Orozco continued to box patiently. Keeping his distance and boxing in round seven, Orozco’s foot slipped out of the ring apron as he continued to outwork the tough Honorio. Orozco closed strong, but Honorio stood his ground despite getting roughed up. All three judges scored the bout 79-73.

In the main event, Golden Boy Promotions’ recently signed undefeated female flyweight prospect Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (12-0, 2 KOs) of East L.A. won a unanimous eight round decision over Sonia Osorio (8-6-1, 1 KO). Continue reading “Orozco beats Honorio again in comeback fight”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside In a rematch, undefeated super lightweight contender Antonio Orozco (27-0, 17 KOs) of San Diego won an eight round unanimous decision over Mexican veteran Martin…
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Chilemba and Zerafa victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC #9 light heavyweight Isaac Chilemba (24-5-2, 10 KOs) outpointed WBC #6, WBO #12, WBA #13, IBF #14 Blake Caparello (28-3-1, 10 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday with the WBC International title on the line. Scores were 115-113, 115-113, 117-111.

In other action, middleweight Michael Zerafa (23-2, 13 KOs) captured the vacant Commonwealth title outpointing previously unbeaten Englishman Adam Harper (8-1, 0 KOs) over twelve rounds.

The promoter was Brian Amatruda.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC #9 light heavyweight Isaac Chilemba (24-5-2, 10 KOs) outpointed WBC #6, WBO #12, WBA #13, IBF #14 Blake Caparello (28-3-1, 10 KOs)…
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Weights from Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster

Felix Valera 174.6 vs. Beibis Berrocal 184
(Vacant WBA Fedelatin light heavyweight title)
*Berrocal cannot win the title because he is over the weight.

Photo: Shaun Boxing

Alberto Puello 139.4 vs. Erick Lopez 139.4
(WBA Fedelatin jr welterweight title)

Wilfredo Mendez 104.5 vs. Leyman Benavides 104.5
(Vacant WBA Fedelatin strawweight title)

Abigail Soto 246 vs. Orlando Estrella 229
(Dominican heavyweight title)

Yomar Medina 137.8 vs. Tony Gomez 1345
Luis Lebron 129.5 vs. Alan Guzman 131
+ 6 More Fights

Venue: Jaragua Renaissance Hotel And Casino
Promoter: Shuanboxing Promotion
TV: Channel 56 (Tricom), Channel 17 (Claro)

By Robert Coster Felix Valera 174.6 vs. Beibis Berrocal 184 (Vacant WBA Fedelatin light heavyweight title) *Berrocal cannot win the title because he is over the weight. Alberto Puello 139.4…
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Weights from Boston

Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor 139 vs. Steve “The Dragon” Claggett 139
(WBC International silver belt super lightweight title)

William Foster III 129 vs. Nick Otieno 127.5
T.J. Doheny 122 vs. Mike Oliver 121

Venue: House of Blues in Boston
Promoter: Murphys Boxing/Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing
TV: PPV, Super Channel

Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor 139 vs. Steve “The Dragon” Claggett 139 (WBC International silver belt super lightweight title) William Foster III 129 vs. Nick Otieno 127.5 T.J. Doheny 122 vs. Mike…
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Joyce-Palmer heats up

On Saturday, London’s York Hall will host a tripleheader Fight Night to be shown live in the U.S. on Ringstar.com (starting at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT). Headlining the show is Olympic silver medalist heavyweight ‘The Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce (2-0, 2 KOs) against 300-pounder Donnie ‘Big Nasty’ Palmer (9-1-1, 8 KOs).

Joe Joyce: “I’ve made no secret that I am happy to face the most avoided names in the sport, Chisora was offered good money to fight me, life changing money but he was not a man of his word. I’m ready to go to work and look forward to dispatching ‘Big Nasty’.”

Donnie Palmer: “Let’s see what ‘The Juggernaut’ really has, I have watched him on tape, he is slow and one dimensional, I won’t be losing any sleep. He has bitten off more than he can chew accepting a fight with the ‘Big Nasty’. He is used to being the big man in the ring. It’s the only card he has to play. Let’s see how he copes being looked down on, the small guy in the battle. March 17th not going to be pretty, Joyce is going to lose in such a way I will put an end to his pampered career.” Continue reading “Joyce-Palmer heats up”

On Saturday, London’s York Hall will host a tripleheader Fight Night to be shown live in the U.S. on Ringstar.com (starting at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT). Headlining the show is Olympic…
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Imam, Ramirez, Gvozdyk, Amar make weight

Amir Imam 139.2 vs. Jose Ramirez 139
(WBC super lightweight championship)
Note: Imam-Ramirez is the 2000th world title bout in WBC history.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174 vs. Mehdi Amar 174
(WBC interim light heavyweight title)
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Michael Conlan 126.4 vs. David Berna 125.2
Felix Verdejo 135.8 vs. Antonio Lozada Jr. 135.4
Jose Pedraza 136.6 vs. Jose Rodríguez 136
Christopher Diaz 129 vs. Braulio Rodríguez 129.6

Venue: Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN

Amir Imam 139.2 vs. Jose Ramirez 139 (WBC super lightweight championship) Note: Imam-Ramirez is the 2000th world title bout in WBC history. Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174 vs. Mehdi Amar 174 (WBC…
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Crawford responds to Horn

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former undisputed junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford sent a message via Twitter to WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn.

Some context: Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton told Crawford to “toughen up, princess” on Thursday after news emerged that their fight would be postponed due to a right-hand injury suffered by Crawford.

Horn’s promoter, Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan, went even further by calling Crawford a “softc**k.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former undisputed junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford sent a message via Twitter to WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn. @jeffhornboxer ima show you a…
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Telemundo Weights from Tampa

Sammy “Hurricane” Valentin 146 vs. Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza 146
(WBO Intercontinental welterweight title)

Ivan Franco 140 vs. Emmanuel Roman 139
Mordecai Nagba Jr. 151 vs. Ramon Melendez 151
Dwayne Larry Jr. 125 vs. Aslan Mukanov 127
Rufat Huseynov 117 vs. Emilio Rivera 117
Jimmy Rosario 144 vs. Jesus Gonzalez 144

Valentin vs Arriaza will be televised on Boxeo Telemundo at 11:35pm on the Telemundo Network, Check your local listings
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Sammy “Hurricane” Valentin 146 vs. Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza 146 (WBO Intercontinental welterweight title) Ivan Franco 140 vs. Emmanuel Roman 139 Mordecai Nagba Jr. 151 vs. Ramon Melendez 151 Dwayne Larry…
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Japan World Title Twinbill Press Conference

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

All participants of a world title doubleheader on this coming Sunday said, “I’m in 100% condition, and am sure of my victory.” It will be a 400% twinbill.

WBO 105-pound champ Ryuya Yamanaka (15-2, 4 KOs), a fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese speedster with excellent footwork, will put his belt against #4 Moises Calleros (28-7-1, 16 KOs), a formerly top ranked Mexican, in the main event at the Portopia Hotel in Kobe on Sunday. A semi-windup will see the WBA 105-pound title bout for the vacant championship between #1 Carlos Canizales (19-0-1, 16 KOs), a highly regarded Venezuelan, and #2 Reiya Konishi (15-0, 5 KOs), a Japanese pressure puncher with his physical power, over twelve. Continue reading “Japan World Title Twinbill Press Conference”

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi All participants of a world title doubleheader on this coming Sunday said, “I’m in 100% condition, and am sure of my victory.” It will be…
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Horn: Why doesn’t Crawford give it a go?

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is disappointed that Terence Crawford has requested a postponement of their April 14 bout at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas with a possible new date of May 19.

“Crawford’s supporters reckon he’s so good that he could beat me with one hand,” Horn told Grantlee Kieza. “Well why doesn’t he give it a go, then?

“This is very frustrating because I’ve been training really hard and it means I have to go through it all again. It disturbs my preparation for another eight to ten weeks. The fight is the fun part. It’s the training and the dieting that I really dread!”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is disappointed that Terence Crawford has requested a postponement of their April 14 bout at the Mandalay Bay…
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Horn-Crawford TV Update

When WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and former undisputed jr welterweight champ Terence Crawford finally meet in the ring, it will air on ESPN+, a new $4.99 a month streaming service set to launch shortly. Whether it will also be seen on regular ESPN TV is unclear. ESPN+ apparently is not included in cable or satellite TV packages.

According to ESPN, twelve “very, very high quality” boxing telecasts will air on ESPN+ over the next year, all promoted by Top Rank. Boxing will continue on regular ESPN also. Where the best fights end up remains to be seen.

Originally slated for April 14, Horn-Crawford was postponed due to a hand injury suffered by Crawford. The fight will be moved to late May or June in Las Vegas.

When WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and former undisputed jr welterweight champ Terence Crawford finally meet in the ring, it will air on ESPN+, a new $4.99 a month streaming…
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140lb contenders Foley, Wilcox collide Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Canada’s WBA #10 super lightweight Steven Wilcox (18-2-1, 5 KOs) will clash with Australian-based Irishman WBA #8 Darragh Foley (14-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday (St Patrick’s Day) at the Star City Casino, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Wilcox has been in Australia with his team for two weeks and is confident of victory. “We have sat down and watched a bunch of his fights and he’s no easy opponent, but he’s not a great boxer. He’s a swinger! He actually makes his fights a lot harder for himself because he fights to impress the crowd and doesn’t fight for himself,” says Wilcox. Continue reading “140lb contenders Foley, Wilcox collide Saturday”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Canada’s WBA #10 super lightweight Steven Wilcox (18-2-1, 5 KOs) will clash with Australian-based Irishman WBA #8 Darragh Foley (14-2, 8 KOs) on…
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“Hurricane” Sammy to hit Telemundo tonight

Hometown favorite and WBO Intercontinental welterweight titlist “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) returns to the Telemundo airwaves tonight. The native of Tampa, Florida will look to defend his title against dangerous unbeaten Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza (15-0, 12 KOs) of Nicaragua. The scheduled for 10 round main event will take place at the Bryan Glazer Center JCC in Tampa, Florida.

Valentin rebounded from his first professional loss with a resounding knockout win his last time out. He is not shying away at all from testing himself again in taking on the challenge of the dangerous Arriaza. Continue reading ““Hurricane” Sammy to hit Telemundo tonight”

Hometown favorite and WBO Intercontinental welterweight titlist “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (13-1, 10 KOs) returns to the Telemundo airwaves tonight. The native of Tampa, Florida will look to defend his title…
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Soliman In Action Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (45-14, 19 KOs) will be in action Saturday against Wes Capper (19-2, 12 KOs) at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia with the IBF International title up for grabs.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the ring on Saturday against Wes Capper,” Soliman told Fightnews.com®. “Training has been good with excellent sparring with world rated super middleweight Jayden Mitchell. We have been boxing twice a week over eight rounds and twelve rounds. I have no injuries and feel 100%. Capper will be a good test as he has boxer successfully in the USA.”

The promoter of the event is Brian Amatruda.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (45-14, 19 KOs) will be in action Saturday against Wes Capper (19-2, 12 KOs) at the Melbourne…
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Caparello-Chilemba Clash Friday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBC #6, WBO #12, WBA #13, IBF #14 light heavyweight Blake Caparello (28-2-1) returns to the ring against WBC #9 Isaac Chilemba (24-5-2) over twelve rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday with WBC International title up for grabs. Caparello dropped Sergey Kovalev in a WBO title shot in 2014 before being stopped in round two. Chilemba dropped a twelve round decision to Kovalev in a IBF, WBA, WBO title shot in 2016. Chilemba boxed a twelve round draw with Tony Bellew in 2013 before losing a points decision to the Englishman the same year.

In other action middleweight Michael Zerafa (22-2) will challenge for the vacant Commonwealth title against Englishman Adam Harper (8-0) over twelve rounds.

Promoter Brian Amatruda

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBC #6, WBO #12, WBA #13, IBF #14 light heavyweight Blake Caparello (28-2-1) returns to the ring against WBC #9 Isaac Chilemba (24-5-2)…
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Orozco makes weight for comeback fight

Unbeaten junior welterweight contender “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) returns to action in an LA Fight Club undercard bout on Friday night. And he made weight.

Photo: Valentin Romero

Currently rated #11 by the IBF, Orozco has struggled mightily to make weight in the recent past. Last September he had a high profile HBO fight canceled due to him being SEVEN pounds overweight. The year before he passed out trying to make 140 and had an HBO Latino bout canceled. However, he hit 140 right on the nose at Thursday’s weigh-in. His bout against Martin Honorio is a rematch. Orozco won the first fight by decision.

Seniesa Estrada 108.8 vs. Sonia Osorio 110
Oscar Duarte 135.2 vs. Jorge Rodriguez 137.6
Jousce Gonzalez 131.8 vs. Jose Martinez 133
Antonio Orozco 140 vs. Martin Honorio TBA
Edgar Valerio 125 vs. Giovanni Caro 124.8
Blair Cobbs 140 vs. Mario Esparza 140

Venue: Belasco Theater in Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

Unbeaten junior welterweight contender “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) returns to action in an LA Fight Club undercard bout on Friday night. And he made weight. Currently rated #11…
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