Veraza ready for Telemundo debut tonight

Mexico City native Josue Veraza (18-8-2, 14 KOs) will make his Telemundo debut tonight at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. His opponent will be countryman and former world title challenger Romulo Koasicha (25-6, 15 KOs). The pair will continue on to what has been an explosive Telemundo summer series so far. The vacant WBO Latino featherweight title will be at stake.

Photo: All Star Boxing

Veraza is well aware of Koasicha and his world title experience, but he’s entering the ring well prepared with a pro home crowd supporting him. Continue reading “Veraza ready for Telemundo debut tonight”

Mexico City native Josue Veraza (18-8-2, 14 KOs) will make his Telemundo debut tonight at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. His opponent will be countryman and former world title…
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IBF 105lb champ Argumedo hits Japan

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi

IBF 105-poud champion Jose Argumedo (20-3-1, 12 KOs), from Mexico, arrived in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday to defend his belt against unbeaten Japanese prospect Hiroto Kyoguchi (7-0, 6 KOs) on July 23. Argumedo previously dethroned veteran titlist Katsunari Takayama via technical decision here in 2015, and successfully kept it three times since.

The Mexican champ, 28, accompanied by his trainer Lorenzo Mu Bermudez under Canelo Promotions, said at the airport, saying “I’m in good shape and will keep my belt and bring it back to Mexico. I know Kyoguchi is a young upcoming boxer, but I am more experienced and will utilize my experience to defeat him.” Continue reading “IBF 105lb champ Argumedo hits Japan”

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi IBF 105-poud champion Jose Argumedo (20-3-1, 12 KOs), from Mexico, arrived in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday to defend his belt against unbeaten Japanese prospect Hiroto…
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Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

Romulo Koasicha 125 vs. Josue Veraza 126
Daniel Garcia 111 vs. Joshua Martinez 113
Luis Alberto Huilot 143 vs. Rodrigo Gonzalez 140
Mario Alberto Garcia 159 vs. Ulises Banda 160
Manuel Avila 117 vs. Christian Luna 116
Lazaro Faustino 152 vs. Kevin Salgado 154

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx
TV: Telemundo Network 11:35 PM
First fight: 8:00 PM
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas

Romulo Koasicha 125 vs. Josue Veraza 126 Daniel Garcia 111 vs. Joshua Martinez 113 Luis Alberto Huilot 143 vs. Rodrigo Gonzalez 140 Mario Alberto Garcia 159 vs. Ulises Banda 160…
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LA Fight Club Weights

Roger Gutierrez 129.4 vs. Rene Alvarado 130
Edgar Valerio 125.6 vs. Jairo Ochoa 126
Jaime Arboleda 129.2 vs. Recky Dulay 130
Cristobal Ortiz 137 vs. Ronald Rodriguez 135.6
Joshua Franco 117.4 vs. Antonio Rodriguez 117.6
Meiirim Nursultanov 161.6 vs. Lanny Dardar 160.6

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

Roger Gutierrez 129.4 vs. Rene Alvarado 130 Edgar Valerio 125.6 vs. Jairo Ochoa 126 Jaime Arboleda 129.2 vs. Recky Dulay 130 Cristobal Ortiz 137 vs. Ronald Rodriguez 135.6 Joshua Franco…
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ShoBox Weights from Miami, OK

Keenan Smith 140 vs. Ivan Baranchyk 140
Kenneth Sims Jr. 139.5 vs. Roland Chinea 139.5
Glenn Dezurn 121.5 vs. Adam Lopez 121.75
Joshua Greer 117.5 vs. Leroy Davila 117

Venue: Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma
Promoter: GH3 Promotions, Tony Holden Productions
TV: Showtime

Keenan Smith 140 vs. Ivan Baranchyk 140 Kenneth Sims Jr. 139.5 vs. Roland Chinea 139.5 Glenn Dezurn 121.5 vs. Adam Lopez 121.75 Joshua Greer 117.5 vs. Leroy Davila 117 Venue:…
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Mayweather-McGregor NYC Presser

Profanity Warning: The f-bomb fest known as the Mayweather-McGregor press tour made its way to Brooklyn on Thursday. This time, Floyd made it “rain” by throwing bills into the air.

McGregor: They’re all fucking ones. Where’s the real money at?
Mayweather: That’s all you’re worth.

Mayweather: This ain’t shit but a circus clown. And a pussy. I ain’t never quit. And never will….He’s a con artist. He’s a quitter. Real fighters don’t quit. You fucking eejit.
McGregor: Fuck you.
Mayweather: You fucking eejit.
McGregor: Fuck you and your high heels.
Mayweather: You fucking eejit.
McGregor: Get them high heels off you little fucking squirt.
Mayweather: You fucking eejit. You fucking circus clown. You ho. You stripper. You bitch. I run this show. This is my ho. And I threw one dollar bills on this bitch. That’s a $3 million fighter against an $800 million fighter. I ain’t running nowhere but to the bank!

Profanity Warning: The f-bomb fest known as the Mayweather-McGregor press tour made its way to Brooklyn on Thursday. This time, Floyd made it “rain” by throwing bills into the air.…
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Mighty Midget headlines July 29

Undefeated featherweight prospect Tramaine “The Mighty Midget” Williams will headline the “KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2” card, on July 29, to air on CBS Sports Network, live from The Queen Mary’s outdoor venue in Long Beach, California. Williams (11-0, 4 KOs) faces Angel “El Gato” Luna (12-3-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Undefeated Brooklyn light heavyweight prospect Junior “The Young God” Younan (12-0, 9 KOs), will face an opponent to be determined in the eight-round co-featured event.

“KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2” is promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, in association with KO Night Boxing LLC and Roc Nation Sports.

Undefeated featherweight prospect Tramaine “The Mighty Midget” Williams will headline the “KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2” card, on July 29, to air on CBS Sports Network, live…
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Viloria added to Sept 9 StubHub card

“The Hawaiian Punch” Brian Viloria (37-5-0, 22 KOs) has been added to the outstanding “Superfly” event set for Saturday, September 9 at The StubHub Center in Carson, California it was announced today by Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions.

A four-time champion in two weight divisions, Viloria’s eight round super flyweight fight will highlight the off-TV undercard portion of the event with an opponent to be announced shortly.

“The Hawaiian Punch” Brian Viloria (37-5-0, 22 KOs) has been added to the outstanding “Superfly” event set for Saturday, September 9 at The StubHub Center in Carson, California it was…
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Berchelt, Miura ready for HBO showdown

Current WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) and his challenger Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs) hosted a Los Angeles media workout at City of Angels Gym ahead of their HBO-televised fight Saturday at the “Fabulous” Forum.

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

Miguel Berchelt: “I consider myself a world champion, and fighting Takashi Miura is a way to prove that I am the best in my class…I was able to get through Francisco Vargas, so I know that I can take on Miura.”

Takashi Miura: “I have more heart than Berchelt. I want this more than I want anything. I am expecting a war because I know he won’t want to give up his belt that easy. But I want it back.” Continue reading “Berchelt, Miura ready for HBO showdown”

Current WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) and his challenger Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs) hosted a Los Angeles media workout at City of Angels…
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WBA and AIPS seal important alliance

The World Boxing Association and the International Association of Sports Journalists (AIPS in Italian) signed an important agreement to work together during this 2017 and in the coming days will extend this union until 2018. The pact was held on Wednesday, July 12th, during the 24th AIPS America Congress, that took place in Cali, Colombia.

The intention of this union is to strengthen sports journalism, especially Boxing. For this reason, the press will have greater access to information and, in the different events that the AIPS performs, especially AIPS America, boxing forums will be held for sports journalists to understand how professional boxing works. Continue reading “WBA and AIPS seal important alliance”

The World Boxing Association and the International Association of Sports Journalists (AIPS in Italian) signed an important agreement to work together during this 2017 and in the coming days will…
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Weights From Glen Burnie, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Jessie Nicklow 165.4 vs. Chauncey Fields 174
Donald Wallace 166 vs. Zarifbek Nishanbaev 164.4
Drayvontay Rawls 136.2 vs. Dion Richardson 139.4
Ernest Hall 126.6 vs. Tyrone Wright 128.2

Venue: Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD
Promoter: Baltimore Pro Boxing

By Gary “Digital” Williams Jessie Nicklow 165.4 vs. Chauncey Fields 174 Donald Wallace 166 vs. Zarifbek Nishanbaev 164.4 Drayvontay Rawls 136.2 vs. Dion Richardson 139.4 Ernest Hall 126.6 vs. Tyrone…
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Koasicha returns on Telemundo Friday

Former world title challenger Romulo Koasicha (25-6, 15 KOs) of Mexico will return to the Telemundo airwaves this Friday. His opponent will be countryman Josue Veraza (18-8-2, 14 KOs). The site will be the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City, Mexico. The 10 round main event will continue the Telemundo Summer series.

Photo: All Star Boxing

The two will do battle for the vacant WBO Latino featherweight title. Koaischa is hungry for another world title opportunity Like the one he had vs Vasyl Lomachenko in 2015 but knows he cannot look past the equally as hungry Veraza. Continue reading “Koasicha returns on Telemundo Friday”

Former world title challenger Romulo Koasicha (25-6, 15 KOs) of Mexico will return to the Telemundo airwaves this Friday. His opponent will be countryman Josue Veraza (18-8-2, 14 KOs). The…
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Northern Mexico Update

By David Finger

It goes without saying that Mexico is a nation of boxing fans, and in the next four weeks those boxing fans in Northern Mexico will have more than their share of exciting fights coming up. The busy month of boxing starts off this weekend in Ciudad Juarez on Friday (July 14) as six professional fights will be featured at the Hotel El Paseo on Salon Alameda. Continue reading “Northern Mexico Update”

By David Finger It goes without saying that Mexico is a nation of boxing fans, and in the next four weeks those boxing fans in Northern Mexico will have more…
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Lomachenko-Marriaga Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla

Two-division world champion and WBO super featherweight champion Ukraine’s Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) and two-time world title challenger Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga ( 25-2, 21 KOs) of Columbia held a press conference Wednesday at the the newly designed Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to announce their August 5th fight at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles live on ESPN.

Photo: Mikey Wiliams/Top Rank

“We will bring back boxing to mainstream. Lomachenko-Marriaga will bring tremendous action August 5th all over the world and we at Top Rank are glad to be bringing this event to you,” Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum said.

“I am ready to get back in the ring to fight Marriaga and I am ready to fight. I think many around the world will get the chance to see Vasyl Lomachenko. I am ready to show that I am the best in boxing,” Lomachenko stated.

“For me, it’s a great opportunity vs. a great fighter like Lomachenko. We are here coming to fight,” Marriaga commented. Continue reading “Lomachenko-Marriaga Press Conference”

By Miguel Maravilla Two-division world champion and WBO super featherweight champion Ukraine’s Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) and two-time world title challenger Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga ( 25-2, 21 KOs)…
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Melindo-Budler for IBF 108lb title Sept 16

ALA Promotions announced the Melindo-Budler world title fight earlier today at a press conference held in Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Melindo, who recently won the IBF Light Flyweight title from a stunning 1st round TKO over Japanese Akira Yaegashi is scheduled to face Budler in Cebu City, Philippines on Sept. 16.

Photo (from L-R): IBF world light flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo, ALA Promotions President/CEO Michael Aldeguer, and Milan Melindo trainer Edito Villamor during today’s Presscon at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

Below are some key quotes from the Press Conference and team Budler, which was sent to ALA Promotions:

Milan “El Metodico” Melindo (IBF Light Flyweight champion): “I feel no pressure for this fight. No matter how many fights he’s had, he’s never fought anyone like me. I want to advise him not to put his guard down, because then I might give him the first KO defeat of his career. I already fought some of the best world champions in the world, including Juan Francisco Estrada, so he (Budler) is no threat to me. I have a lot of confidence because God is with me. We’re gonna fight in my territory, where I will run the show and I promise an impressive win.” Continue reading “Melindo-Budler for IBF 108lb title Sept 16”

ALA Promotions announced the Melindo-Budler world title fight earlier today at a press conference held in Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Melindo, who recently won the IBF Light Flyweight…
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Nicklow Has Rematch In Glen Burnie, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Baltimore, MD-area fan favorite Jessie “The Beast” Nicklow returns to action in the main event of the next Baltimore Pro Boxing promotions card at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD on Thursday, July 13th.

Actually, the main event for the card has a familiar ring to it as Nicklow will participate in an eight-round rematch against Chauncey “Grimm” Fields of Lynchburg, VA. The two men faced each other on January 13th at Michael’s with Nicklow winning an eight-round unanimous decision. Nicklow (26-8-3, eight KO’s) has not fought since the last meeting with Fields but he is undefeated in local-area competition (25-0-3). However, Fields (4-3, two KO’s) has fought twice, losing by knockout to Gary O’ Sullivan and Gabriel Pham. Continue reading “Nicklow Has Rematch In Glen Burnie, MD”

By Gary “Digital” Williams Baltimore, MD-area fan favorite Jessie “The Beast” Nicklow returns to action in the main event of the next Baltimore Pro Boxing promotions card at Michael’s Eighth…
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Mayweather-McGregor Toronto Presser

Profanity Warning: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor hit Toronto Wednesday on day two of their four-city international press tour to announce their August 26 PPV clash in Las Vegas. Like day one, the f-bombs were flying fast and furious,

Mayweather: One thing we do know. The fucking fans can’t fight for you.
McGregor: Shut your fucking mouth.
Mayweather: We’re not talking about being at the top one year, two years, three years, four years, mutha-fucker 21 years. And they say I’m the mutha-fucker that can’t read. Bitch, I do numbers. I make money. You know my middle name, bitch.
McGregor: You owe money.
Mayweather: If you believe in yourself like you say you believe in yourself, bet your whole fight check you bitch.
McGregor: No fucking problem. Send the contract kid it’s done.
Mayweather: …And y’all got the fucking nerve to believe in a fucking fighter who likes to fucking quit? He’s a fucking quitter. Turn the pressure up. I don’t fold under pressure. I’m the best and I know I’m the best. Bitch, and you know I’m the best. Don’t you ever tell me shit about a fucking $3 million fighter.
McGregor: Not no more.
Mayweather: …they say I was too small. They say I run like a bitch. But goddamm it. 49-0. Yeah mutha-fucker, I’m running to the mutha-fucking bank!

Profanity Warning: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor hit Toronto Wednesday on day two of their four-city international press tour to announce their August 26 PPV clash in Las Vegas. Like…
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Lucas Matthysse Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source informed Fightnews.com® that former WBC interim world champion Lucas Matthysse will likely not fight on the GGG-Canelo card on September 16 in Las Vegas.  Matthysse may now begin his training camp in California starting in September with a return to the ring planned for November.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source informed Fightnews.com® that former WBC interim world champion Lucas Matthysse will likely not fight on the GGG-Canelo card on September 16 in Las Vegas.  Matthysse…
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Golovkin motivated in training camp

WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight world champion Boxing’s Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is back at The Summit Gym, head trainer Abel Sanchez’s high altitude training complex in Big Bear, Calif., preparing for the biggest challenge of his career, Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin came into training fit and fired up as he gears up for, believe it or not, his Las Vegas debut.

Gennady Golovkin: “Abel has new ideas for this fight – exciting ideas — and I need to be my best to perform in the ring. I don’t care about pound for pound. This is real. This is about being the champion of the world.” Continue reading “Golovkin motivated in training camp”

WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight world champion Boxing’s Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is back at The Summit Gym, head trainer Abel Sanchez’s high altitude training complex in Big Bear, Calif., preparing for the biggest…
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Pacquiao says he hasn’t been paid yet either

Below is Senator Manny Pacquiao’s official statement regarding Freddie Roach’s allegation that he has not yet been paid:

“I have no problem with Coach Freddie Roach. I’m not the one paying him, it’s Bob Arum. The trainer’s fee is automatically deducted by Top Rank from my purse. So, if Coach Freddie has not yet received his payment, we are in the same boat. My purse has not yet been released by Arum.”

Below is Senator Manny Pacquiao’s official statement regarding Freddie Roach’s allegation that he has not yet been paid: “I have no problem with Coach Freddie Roach. I’m not the one…
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Koncz expresses shock over Roach’s claim

By Nick Giongco

Mike Koncz, the Canadian adviser of Manny Pacquiao, yesterday called the attention of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach on the issue of the alleged non-payment of his professional fee following the Jeff Horn fight last week in Brisbane, Australia. “For the last five years, we have instructed our promoter to deduct said payment from our guaranteed purse and this is how our corner has been paid,” said Koncz yesterday after an article on Sports Illustrated reported that Roach has yet to collect his payment.

“If Freddie had some concern, he should have brought it up with Manny and not in the media,” said Koncz, noting that the fee of conditioning coach Justin Fortune and cutman Miguel Diaz also get theirs from the promoter. Continue reading “Koncz expresses shock over Roach’s claim”

By Nick Giongco Mike Koncz, the Canadian adviser of Manny Pacquiao, yesterday called the attention of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach on the issue of the alleged non-payment of…
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Ikeyama, 47, keeps WBO female 102lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Do you know who’s a current world champion under 100 pounds? The WBO female atomweight titlist Nao Ikeyama is the one. Do you know who’s the oldest current world champ? Nao, 47 years old, is the one, too. Nao Ikeyama (18-3-3, 5 KOs), 99.5, barely kept her WBO 102-pound belt as she was held to a split draw (96-94, 94-96, 95-95) by younger and fresher Saemi Hanagata (13-6-4, 7 KOs), 101.75, over ten hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.


It’s Nao’s sixth successful defense, and the tallies were completely same as their previous encounter with the WBO belt at stake in June of the previous year. Hanagata, fifteen years her junior, took the initiative with her opening attack, but the veteran champ, having fought since 2003, came back hard with her trademark non-stop attack in the second half. Hanagata may deserve their rubber battle. Continue reading “Ikeyama, 47, keeps WBO female 102lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Do you know who’s a current world champion under 100 pounds? The WBO female atomweight titlist Nao Ikeyama is the one. Do you…
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AIBA accuses WBC of forgery

The AIBA has responded to Monday’s column by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, claiming Sulaiman or his WBC associates forged an AIBA document and purposely omitted two paragraphs to mislead the boxing public.

AIBA deplores and refutes in the strongest terms the comments by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman on 10 July 2017 on his boxing blog. In it, Mr Sulaiman refers to a letter from AIBA to its member National Federations which he reproduces in Spanish. At no point has AIBA written such a letter in Spanish, nor would AIBA ever send an unsigned communication to its members, meaning that Mr Sulaiman or his associates have illegally created a forgery and attributed it to AIBA. By also failing to include two paragraphs sent in the original letter (attached), Mr Sulaiman’s sole motivation to misinform the boxing public is abundantly clear. Continue reading “AIBA accuses WBC of forgery”

The AIBA has responded to Monday’s column by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, claiming Sulaiman or his WBC associates forged an AIBA document and purposely omitted two paragraphs to mislead the…
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Floyd compares McGregor to Maidana

Profanity Warning: Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather compared MMA fighter Connor McGregor to former world champion Marcos Maidana. “Some guys play it safe and then some like Marcos Maidana go for the kill,” Floyd told the LA press. “I think he’s the Maidana-type. He’s a heavy-hitter so I have to be cautious. It’s going to basically be a toe-to-toe battle.”

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Floyd also stated he could beat McGregor no matter where they fight. “I don’t give a fuck if it’s a ring, I don’t give a fuck if it’s an octagon. Put me in there and I’m going to kick ass,” proclaimed Floyd. “I don’t back down from no-mutha-fucking-body. You line them up, and I knock’em down like bowling pins. On August 26, I’m gonna knock this bitch out too…if you want eight oz. gloves, let’s put eight oz. gloves on. If you want four oz. gloves, let’s put four oz. gloves on. Don’t fool the public. Continue reading “Floyd compares McGregor to Maidana”

Profanity Warning: Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather compared MMA fighter Connor McGregor to former world champion Marcos Maidana. “Some guys play it safe and then some like Marcos Maidana…
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