Fonfara returns in Poland as a cruiserweight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Former light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs) will resume his career as a cruiserweight on June 16 in Warszawa, Poland. “The Polish Prince” will be going up against former world title challenger Ismayl Sillakh (25-5, 19 KOs).

Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

“I want to give my fans a real fight, not some make-believe BS. It was always my dream to fight in Warszawa and anyway, better fighters make me better,” said Fonfara in a Fightnews.com® interview. Continue reading “Fonfara returns in Poland as a cruiserweight”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Former light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs) will resume his career as a cruiserweight on June 16 in Warszawa, Poland. “The Polish Prince” will be…
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JoJo Diaz: I’m An Elite Fighter

By Miguel Maravilla

The time has come for South El Monte, California’s undefeated featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr (26-0, 14 KOs) as he will have his first shot at the title against WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr (28-1, 17 KOs) of Capitol Heights, Maryland. Diaz squares off against Russell this Saturday at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, live on Showtime Championship Boxing.

Photo: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

“This is the moment and I feel god put this opportunity to fight Gary Russell Jr. in his hometown everything is falling into place,” Joseph Diaz Jr. told Fightnews.com®. “I’m 25, in my prime, and hungry. I’m truly ready. I won’t let no one down and I will give Gary Russell Jr his toughest fight.” Continue reading “JoJo Diaz: I’m An Elite Fighter”

By Miguel Maravilla The time has come for South El Monte, California’s undefeated featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr (26-0, 14 KOs) as he will have his first shot at the title…
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Lawson Rolls On With Dearborn Win

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder

Second 2 None Promotions continues to improve, as Friday night the staff put on one of the more evenly matched cards Detroit has seen in a while.

Leon “Lethal” Lawson III (5-0, 3 KOs) continued his rise in boxing with a (40-34, 40-34, 40-34) UD over Antonio Louis Hernandez (0-2) in the 4-Round super welterweight contest. Lawson, who is a lanky 6’5″, has a strong reach and a frame that would not suggest power. But Lawson does have some power in his shots. Lawson dominated knocking Hernandez down in the 2nd. The jab proved a weapon in the 2nd and 3rd Rounds. A body shot and his ability to walk Hernandez down is what dropped Hernandez in the 3rd, as well. Towards the end of the fight, Hernandez was broken. Continue reading “Lawson Rolls On With Dearborn Win”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Second 2 None Promotions continues to improve, as Friday night the staff put on one of the more evenly matched cards Detroit…
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Munguia thanks Nevada Commission

“This victory is something huge for me,” said newly crowned WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia after dethroning Sadam Ali Saturday night. “This is a dream come true. Every fighter dreams of this.” Munguia took the fight on short notice after Ali’s original opponent Liam Smith pulled out.

The 21-year-old Tijuana puncher was previously chosen to replace Canelo Alvarez against middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, but that bout was shot down by the NSAC. “I want to thank the Nevada Commission for making this opportunity possible as they didn’t allow me to fight Gennady Golovkin,” Munguia stated. “I want to show that I am ready to fight at the highest level and with the best fighters.”

After Saturday night’s performance, the NSAC may want to reconsider their position should a Golovkin-Munguia fight come up again.

“This victory is something huge for me,” said newly crowned WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia after dethroning Sadam Ali Saturday night. “This is a dream come true. Every fighter…
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Munguia destroys Ali to win WBO 154lb belt

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Andy Newman

Late sub Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) dethroned Sadam Ali (26-2, 14 KOs) by fourth round KO to claim the WBO junior middleweight title on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York. Munguia dropped Ali four times. Official time was 1:02 of round four.

Ali looked like a kid in with a giant. Despite Ali being eight years his senior, Munguia looked a monster compared to the former welterweight Ali. The size and power plated immediately as a thunderous left hook dropped Ali hard in the first. Late in the same round, two lefts followed by two rights to the back of the head of the falling Ali dropped him again. In the second, Ali went down again, but managed to fight back and survive the round. A lunging lead left hook in the fourth put Ali down again, prompting referee Gary Rosado to wave it off at 1:04 of the round. Continue reading “Munguia destroys Ali to win WBO 154lb belt”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Photos: Andy Newman Late sub Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) dethroned Sadam Ali (26-2, 14 KOs) by fourth round KO to claim the WBO…
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Vargas still unbeaten, retains WBC 122lb title

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Andy Newman

WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (32-0, 23 KOs) had all he could handle and more in a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Armenian-born Azat Hovhannisyan (14-3, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York.

The human buzz saw Armenian rocked Vargas in the last minute of the opening round with a straight right to the face, knocking him into the ropes, possibly taking the round. Round two saw more strategic, yet relentless pressure from Hovhannisyan. While he missed more than he landed, what he did land was eye-catching, drawing wild cheers from a throng of Armenian fans in the crowd. Continue reading “Vargas still unbeaten, retains WBC 122lb title”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Photos: Andy Newman WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (32-0, 23 KOs) had all he could handle and more in a hard fought twelve…
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Loma-Linares was even entering decisive round

By Matt Richardson at ringside

The Lomachenko-Linares WBA lightweight championship bout was still up in the air on the scorecards before Loma made it a moot point in round ten. At the time of the stoppage, judge Steve Weisfeld had Lomachenko up 86-84, judge Robin Taylor had Linares in the lead by the same tally while judge Julie Lederman had the fight even, 85-85.

By Matt Richardson at ringside The Lomachenko-Linares WBA lightweight championship bout was still up in the air on the scorecards before Loma made it a moot point in round ten.…
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Lomachenko KOs Linares in ten, wins WBA title

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Vasily Lomachenko continued to make a strong case as the very best fighter in the world on Saturday night when he knocked out WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares in the tenth round of an excellent, high-paced action fight in Madison Square Garden in New York City. Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) may have won his third belt in as many weight classes but he had to fight to win the title, rising from a sixth-round knockdown and some scary moments later in the bout to break down the bigger, stronger Linares.

Linares (44-4, 27 KO’s), riding a multi-year unbeaten streak, showed a lot of heart, ability and technique. He fought on a high-level. But as the fight progressed, his face got busted up and by the time he was dropped with a left to the body in the 10th he was a thoroughly defeated fighter. He attempted to rise but the fight had been beaten out of him and the bout was called off with 52 seconds remaining in the round. Continue reading “Lomachenko KOs Linares in ten, wins WBA title”

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Vasily Lomachenko continued to make a strong case as the very best fighter in the world on Saturday night when he knocked…
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Undercard Results from Madison Square Garden

By Matt Richardson at ringside

Unbeaten welterweight Carlos Adames (14-0, 11 KO’s) maintained his unblemished record by winning a 10-round unanimous decision against the very tough Alejandro Barrera in the co-featured fight of the night. The judges scored the fight 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. Adames rocked Barrera (27-5, 17 KO’s) with a combination to the body and head at the end of the second round. A hard hook to Barrera’s jaw then hurt him badly along the ropes but as referee Mike Ortega looked in from the outside, the bell rang, momentarily halting any advance from Adames. Barrera was stunned again in the third after absorbing a right from Adames and he was rocked again after taking the same shot in the fifth. But as the fight wore on and Adames’ inability to score a knockout became more apparent, the pace changed. Barrera came on late in the fight and in the final few rounds it was actually Adames, not Barrera, who was backpedaling around the ring. The success Adames had early on in the fight, however, provided enough cushion to comfortably secure the decision win. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Madison Square Garden”

By Matt Richardson at ringside Unbeaten welterweight Carlos Adames (14-0, 11 KO’s) maintained his unblemished record by winning a 10-round unanimous decision against the very tough Alejandro Barrera in the…
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Undercard Results from Verona, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Super Lightweight George Rincon wasted little time in handling matters against Corey, “The Warrior” Gulley. With roughly five seconds to go in round one, a picture perfect right to the chin dropped Gulley on his back. He beat the count and looked recovered entering the second. Moments into the round however, a Rincon right dropped Gulley again. Rincon decided to close the show with a flurry, pinning Gulley on the ropes, prompting referee Gary Rosado to jump in at 0:37 of the round. Rincon now 4-0, 2 KOs, while Gulley evens out at 2-2-2. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Verona, NY”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Super Lightweight George Rincon wasted little time in handling matters against Corey, “The Warrior” Gulley. With roughly five seconds to go in round one,…
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Glowacki annihilates Silgado

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Head” Glowacki (30-1, 19 KOs) easily blew away former world title challenger Santander Silgado (28-5, 22 KOs) in the first round on Saturday night at the Hala Sportowa in Walcz, Poland. Very quick one-punch KO for the ex-champ, who has won four straight since losing his world title to Oleksandr Usyk.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Former WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Head” Glowacki (30-1, 19 KOs) easily blew away former world title challenger Santander Silgado (28-5, 22 KOs) in the first round on…
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Fury KOs Sexton to claim British title

Former heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury (21-1, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round KO to dethrone British champion Sam Sexton (24-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Whites Hotel in Bolton, England. Fury dropped Sexton with a right hand in round four and got the stoppage after another knockdown in round five. Time was 2:03.

Former heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury (21-1, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round KO to dethrone British champion Sam Sexton (24-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Whites Hotel…
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Kovalev-Alvarez Kickoff Quotes

Two-time light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KOs) puts his WBO light heavyweight world title on the line against long-time WBC Light Heavyweight number one Contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (23-0, 11 KOs) at the Etess Arena in the brand new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on August 4. After more than two years since becoming the mandatory contender for WBC champ Adonis Stevenson, and almost one year since his last fight, Eleider jumped at the opportunity to face Kovalev.

Sergey Kovalev: “Alvarez has earned his title shot but Chickenson dodged him, just like he dodged me. I want to fight the best in my division. Alvarez took the fight with me without hesitation. I respect that and I am excited to face him in my return to Atlantic City.”

Eleider Alvarez: “I am extremely happy. I said yes as soon as I had the offer! I waited for a long time to get a shot at a world title. I don’t want to hear about Adonis Stevenson anymore: I am focused on Sergey Kovalev!”

Egis Klimas, Sergey’s manager: “Eleider Alvarez is a great competitor. That is probably why Stevenson refused to fight him. Sergey will face anyone, any time, any place. If Adonis is too scared to take the fight, Sergey is happy to step up and fight Alvarez. He earned this opportunity.”

Two-time light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KOs) puts his WBO light heavyweight world title on the line against long-time WBC Light Heavyweight number one Contender Eleider…
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Aikens spoils Gingras’ comeback bid

By Matt Thompson
Photos: Pattee Mak

In the main event of a nine-bout card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Atlantic City’s Antowyan Aikens derailed the comeback of local favorite Rich Gingras via unanimous decision over 6 somewhat frustrating rounds contested in the super middleweight division.

Boxing and moving throughout, the much taller Aikens controlled distance with a jab, landing an occasional counterpunch as Gingras stalked his elusive opponent, loading up with shots that for the most part missed. Losing a point in the last round for throwing Gingras to the canvas during one of the frequent clinches, Aikens still pulled off the victory by scores of 58-55 twice and 57-56. Aikens improves to 13-4-1, I KO while Gingras drops to 15-5-1, 9 KOs. Continue reading “Aikens spoils Gingras’ comeback bid”

By Matt Thompson Photos: Pattee Mak In the main event of a nine-bout card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Atlantic City’s Antowyan Aikens derailed the comeback of…
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Boxing Buzz

Unbeaten two-division world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue has agreed to participate in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament provided he wins his May 25 WBA title fight against Jamie McDonnell.
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Looks like WBC super lightweight champ Jose Ramirez will defend his belt against Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor on July 7 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
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The DAZN sports streaming service, which will stream at least 32 fight cards a year, isn’t available in the USA yet. How much will it cost? No pricing has been announced, but the service is $20 per month in Canada.

Unbeaten two-division world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue has agreed to participate in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament provided he wins his May 25 WBA title fight against Jamie…
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South Africa: Some Fighting, Some Not

By Ron Jackson

There are some South African fighters defending their world titles and others challenging for world titles. However, some are not fighting.

First up we have five-time world champion 30-year-old Hekkie Budler (31-3, 10 KOs) in possibly the hardest fight of his career when he challenges Japan’s Ryochi Taguchi, 31, who has a record of 27-2-2, 12 KOs for the WBA and IBF light-flyweight titles on Sunday May 20 at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “South Africa: Some Fighting, Some Not”

By Ron Jackson There are some South African fighters defending their world titles and others challenging for world titles. However, some are not fighting. First up we have five-time world…
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Lomachenko doesn’t care how he wins

Two-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko dominates his fights to such a degree that his last four opponents have simply quit. Loma is a 14:1 favorite to dethrone WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares tonight at Madison Square Garden. He was asked if he’ll make Linares quit also.

Photo: Sumio Yamada

“I don’t think about stopping Linares and forcing him to quit,” Lomachenko told reporters. “I don’t worry about that or need to do that. I do everything to win the fight and it doesn’t bother me how I win as long as I do win. It doesn’t bother me if I stop him, if he quits or if it’s a judges’ decision – I just want to win.”

Two-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko dominates his fights to such a degree that his last four opponents have simply quit. Loma is a 14:1 favorite to dethrone WBA lightweight champion…
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Linares: I know what I have to do to win

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares bristles at the notion that he will be the next fighter to quit against pound-for-pound ace Vasyl Lomachenko when they meet tonight at Madison Square Garden.

Photo: Sumio Yamada

“I’m the natural lightweight here – he’s coming up,” Linares told reporters. “He knows what he’s in for. He knows that I’m not an ordinary fighter. He knows that I’m bigger, that I’m faster and he has tried to prepare for that. I know what I have to do too. We both have to be at our best. I’m not just an ordinary fighter like he’s fought in some cases, where they don’t know how to get out of trouble or use their hand speed or combinations. I know what I have to do to win!”

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares bristles at the notion that he will be the next fighter to quit against pound-for-pound ace Vasyl Lomachenko when they meet tonight at Madison Square…
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Haney dominates and stops Menard

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Jano Cohen

In the main event at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Las Vegas lightweight Devin Haney, 19-0, 13 KOs, won the vacant USBA title by overwhelming TKO victory over Mason Menard of Rayne, LA, 33-3, 24 KOs. Haney methodically dominated every round of the fight, but there were no knockdowns. Instead, it was a gradual beat down, round after round. Finally, at the end of the ninth, Menard’s corner asked referee Gary Rosado to stop the fight. The time was 3:00.

The 8-bout card was promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions, and Devin Haney Promotions. Showtime televised the final four fights. Continue reading “Haney dominates and stops Menard”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Jano Cohen In the main event at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Las Vegas lightweight Devin Haney, 19-0, 13 KOs, won the vacant USBA…
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Harrison beats Ishe; Tabiti KOs Kayode

In a good action fight, WBC #10, IBF #11 rated jr middleweight Tony Harrison (27-2, 21 KOs) won by ten round split decision over former IBF champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (29-10, 12 KOs) on Friday night at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas. Harrison was in command and wobbled Smith several times, but Smith made it to the final bell. Scores were 97-92, 96-93 Harrison and somehow 95-94 Smith.

Photo: Chris Farina/Mayweather Promotions

IBF #3, WBC #4 cruiserweight Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (16-0, 13 KOs) knocked out former world title challenger Lateef Kayode (21-3, 16 KOs) with a big right hand in round six. Kayode failed to beat the count.
Photo: Chris Farina/Mayweather Promotions

Continue reading “Harrison beats Ishe; Tabiti KOs Kayode”

In a good action fight, WBC #10, IBF #11 rated jr middleweight Tony Harrison (27-2, 21 KOs) won by ten round split decision over former IBF champion Ishe “Sugar Shay”…
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Rocky Martinez returns at 135

Three-time former world champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-3-3, 17 KOs) will return to the ring Friday, June 1 in Barranquilla Colombia, in a 10 round bout in what will be his first professional fight at 135 pounds. Martinez, who was world champion three times at super featherweight, will rise in division for the first time in his career. “After many years at the same weight and my body does not assimilate it well. I didn’t feel the same strength in my last fight against Lomachenko,” said Martinez.

Rocky hopes that a victory in his next fight will lead him to get a world title opportunity at 135 pounds, where he aspires to become champion for the fourth time in his career. Continue reading “Rocky Martinez returns at 135”

Three-time former world champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-3-3, 17 KOs) will return to the ring Friday, June 1 in Barranquilla Colombia, in a 10 round bout in what will be…
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Linares, Lomachenko make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Jorge Linares 134.6 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 134.6
(WBA lightweight title)

Carlos Adames 149.8 vs. Alejandro Barrera 149.4
Michael Conlan 126.8 vs. Ibon Larrinaga 126.4
Teofimo Lopez 135.8 vs. Vitor Freitas 135.4
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov 140.6 vs. Jesus Silveira 141.2
Jamel Herring 132.4 vs. Juan Pablo Sanchez 133
Mikaela Mayer 131.6 vs. Baby Nansen 131

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

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Jorge Linares 134.6 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 134.6 (WBA lightweight title) Carlos Adames 149.8 vs. Alejandro Barrera 149.4 Michael Conlan 126.8 vs. Ibon Larrinaga 126.4 Teofimo Lopez 135.8…
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Weights from Germany

Avni Yildirim 168 vs. Ryan Ford 167.5
(WBC International super middleweight title)

Venue: Nobeo TV studios in Cologne, Germany
Promoter: Ahmet Oner
TV: Sky Sports News HD (Germany), S Sport (Turkey)

WBC #5 ranked super middleweight contender Avni Yildirim is set to return to action this Saturday (May 12th) in Cologne, Germany, against former MMA star Ryan Ford from Canada.
“This fight is my chance to get in line for a world title shot”, says Yildirim. “I am not looking past Ryan Ford, he is a strong guy. But I know that he stands between my and the big green and gold belt so I have to beat him.” Continue reading “Weights from Germany”

Avni Yildirim 168 vs. Ryan Ford 167.5 (WBC International super middleweight title) Venue: Nobeo TV studios in Cologne, Germany Promoter: Ahmet Oner TV: Sky Sports News HD (Germany), S Sport…
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Ali, Munguia, Vargas, Hovhannisyan make weight

By Boxing Bob Newman

Sadam Ali 153 vs. Jaime Munguia 152.75
(WBO junior middleweight title)

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Rey Vargas 120 vs. Azat Hovhannisyan 121
(WBC super bantamweight title)
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Kevin Rivers, Jr. 125.25 vs. Diuhl Olguin 124.75
George Rincon 140 vs. Corey Gulley 138.5
Luis Vargas vs. Damian Lewis 224.5
Lawrence Gabriel 198.5 vs. Brad Vargeson 194
Alex Vanasse 200.75 vs. Ray Santiago 233.5

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NY
Promoter: Oscar de la Hoya (Golden Boy) in association with Zanfer Promotions and Promociones del Pueblo
TV: HBO (USA), Azteca (Mexico)
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m., First bell at 6:30 p.m., Televised fights at 10:00 p.m. ET.

By Boxing Bob Newman Sadam Ali 153 vs. Jaime Munguia 152.75 (WBO junior middleweight title) Rey Vargas 120 vs. Azat Hovhannisyan 121 (WBC super bantamweight title) Kevin Rivers, Jr. 125.25…
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Weights from Bolton, England

Sam Sexton 235 vs. Hughie Fury 232
(British heavyweight championship)

Photo: Hennessy Sports

Savannah Marshall 163.25 vs. Ester Konecna 168
Peter McDonagh 153 vs. Peter Kramer 155.25
Yusuf Safa 124.25 vs. Jose Aguilar 126.5

Venue: Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, Bolton, England
Promoter: Hennessy Sports
TV: Channel 5 (UK)

Sam Sexton 235 vs. Hughie Fury 232 (British heavyweight championship) Savannah Marshall 163.25 vs. Ester Konecna 168 Peter McDonagh 153 vs. Peter Kramer 155.25 Yusuf Safa 124.25 vs. Jose Aguilar…
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