Vera predictions on 154lb tripleheader

By Jeff Zimmerman

After super welterweight contender John “The Phenom” Vera (18-0, 11 KOs), now ranked #5 WBO and #7 WBA, took care of business Friday night with an impressive 3rd round TKO of Sunday “Golden Child” Ajuwa (15-3, 12 KOs) in Dallas, Vera shared his thoughts on the big SHOWTIME tripleheader taking place on Saturday, Oct. 14 in the 154lb division in an exclusive interview with Fightnewscom® in his packed dressing room after the fight.

Photo: Lucio Quintero

Vera, a southpaw from Fort Worth, has keen interest in the fights as he is gradually moving up the rankings and should be in line for a title shot very soon. Vera weighed in on each of the matchups starting with the main event in Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha. Continue reading “Vera predictions on 154lb tripleheader”

By Jeff Zimmerman After super welterweight contender John “The Phenom” Vera (18-0, 11 KOs), now ranked #5 WBO and #7 WBA, took care of business Friday night with an impressive…
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World champions converge on Baku

By Boxing Bob Newman

At 5 p.m. AZT (Azerbaijan Standard Time), a “press conference of champions” was held prior to the start of the opening cocktail event at the WBC 55th annual convention in Baku, Azerbaijan. Champions Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Carlos Zarate, Azumah Nelson, Kostya Tszyu, Yuri Arbachakov, Christina Hammer, Viktor Postol and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai all greeted the gathered press with comments and answered questions.

By Boxing Bob Newman At 5 p.m. AZT (Azerbaijan Standard Time), a “press conference of champions” was held prior to the start of the opening cocktail event at the WBC…
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Results from Rome, Italy

By Marco Bratusch

Saturday night in front of almost 2,000 fans in attendance at the Palasport of Rome, Italy, both the challengers for the two Italian national titles scheduled to top the program tore the belts off reigning titleholders’ waists, concluding a successful BBT Production night of boxing with two quite surprising results.

Mauro ‘Strong’ Forte – his boxing nick is the English translation of his surname – became the new featherweight national champion scoring an impressive and somewhat unexpected fourth round TKO over Nicola Cipolletta (13-6-2, 3 KOs), from Naples. Continue reading “Results from Rome, Italy”

By Marco Bratusch Saturday night in front of almost 2,000 fans in attendance at the Palasport of Rome, Italy, both the challengers for the two Italian national titles scheduled to…
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Sulaiman discusses WBC convention in Azerbaijan

By Boxing Bob Newman

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman talked about the changing of the convention site unexpectedly last spring from Astana, Kazakhstan to Baku, Azerbaijan and what he expects to be one of the most unique and best conventions ever.

By Boxing Bob Newman WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman talked about the changing of the convention site unexpectedly last spring from Astana, Kazakhstan to Baku, Azerbaijan and what he expects to…
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Pumicpic defeats Amagasa, Amagasa retires

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Game and gallant Filipino Richard Pumicpic (20-8-2, 6 KOs), 125.5, impressively acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific featherweight belt as he pounded out a unanimous decision (117-111, 115-112, 115-113) over former world challenger Hisashi Amagasa (33-7-2, 21 KOs), 126, over twelve lopsided rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. The 5’4” Filipino kept boring in and battering the much taller Japanese by seven inches nearly all the way, steadily piling up points.

The lanky Japanese once had an ambitious crack at the WBA 122-pound belt against Guillermo Rigondeaux, dropping the champ twice despite his eventual TKO defeat in 2014. Continue reading “Pumicpic defeats Amagasa, Amagasa retires”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Game and gallant Filipino Richard Pumicpic (20-8-2, 6 KOs), 125.5, impressively acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific featherweight belt as he pounded out…
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Mucino, Martinez triumph in Cancun

Former world champion Arely “Machine Gun” Mucino (25-3-2, 10 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Tenkai Tsunami (23-12, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Mexico. Scores were 97-93, 97-93 and 97-95, all in favor of Mucino, who gets another step to a shot at the female flyweight title.

In the co-feature, WBC female super flyweight champion Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez (16-9, 6 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Carlota “Liebre” Santos (7-5-5, 5 KOs). Martinez was making the first defense of the title she took off Zulina “Loba” Muñoz. Continue reading “Mucino, Martinez triumph in Cancun”

Former world champion Arely “Machine Gun” Mucino (25-3-2, 10 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Tenkai Tsunami (23-12, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oasis Arena…
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Boesel, Deines win on points

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Light heavyweight contender Dominic Boesel and unbeaten light heavy Adam Deines were pressed into action on just one week’s notice after a training injury forced world-rated heavyweight Tom Schwarz to pull out of Saturday’s main event at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany.

Boesel (26-1, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision (100-90, 98-92, 99-91) over Alis Sijaric (14-4, 12 KOs), while Deines (13-0-1, 7 KOs) had to work hard to get past German Rafael (13-2, 9 KOs). Scores were 97-93, 97-93, 99-91 as Deines claimed the IBF intercontinental belt. Continue reading “Boesel, Deines win on points”

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Light heavyweight contender Dominic Boesel and unbeaten light heavy Adam Deines were pressed into action on just one week’s notice after a training injury…
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Kika Chavez wins WBC Diamond belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Yessica ‘Kika’ Chavez (30-4-3, 4 KOs) claimed the WBC female flyweight diamond belt, becoming the second Mexican woman to claim the special elite belt awarded by the WBC, defeating current WBC champion Emeralda ‘La Joya’ Moreno (35-10-1, 11 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision at the Ecatepec Regional Center for Culture, Art and Sport in Las Américas in México State. Kika was in command from the get-go, dropping Moreno in round seven on the way to a 99-91, 99-90, 99-91 win.

In the co-feature, two-time super flyweight title challenger Felipe ‘Gallo’ Orucuta (35-4, 29 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Edgar ‘Power’ Jiménez (22-14-2, 16 KOs) in a scheduled eight-rounder. Orucuta is taking aim at a third world title try.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Yessica ‘Kika’ Chavez (30-4-3, 4 KOs) claimed the WBC female flyweight diamond belt, becoming the second Mexican woman to claim the special elite belt awarded by…
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Renteria stops Maure, Matellon edges Cano

By Héctor Villarreal

Two members of Spartan Team beat previously undefeated opponents to win regional titles on Saturday night in Panama.

Panamanian John “El Emperador” Renteria (14-4-1, 11 KOs) stopped his countryman Lesvy “Preciso” Maure (4-1, 1 KO) at 0:19 on the fifth round to conquer the WBA Fedecentro welterweight championship at Veneto Hotel & Casino on the main event of the Sparta Bajo Fuego boxing card. Continue reading “Renteria stops Maure, Matellon edges Cano”

By Héctor Villarreal Two members of Spartan Team beat previously undefeated opponents to win regional titles on Saturday night in Panama. Panamanian John “El Emperador” Renteria (14-4-1, 11 KOs) stopped…
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O’Sullivan punishes and stops Quigley

Photos: Emily Harney

Middleweight Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round stoppage of Nick Quigley (15-3, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. The handlebar-mustached O’Sullivan battered Quigley mercilessly to the head and body until referee Arthur Merchant Jr. stepped in to stop the punishment. Time was 1:23.

“This is my seventh time fighting in Boston and it has truly turned into my second home, I really appreciate the opportunity,” said O’Sullivan. “I was surprised by Quigley’s power as he was very strong and delivered clean shots. It was a fight full of action. Quigley and I traded a lot of shots and that’s the only way I could take the victory.” Continue reading “O’Sullivan punishes and stops Quigley”

Photos: Emily Harney Middleweight Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round stoppage of Nick Quigley (15-3, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the House of Blues…
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Briedis retains WBC title, advances in WBSS

WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Mike Perez (22-3, 14 KOs) to defend his world title and advance to the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series on Saturday night at a sold out Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia.

Ugly fight with lots of clinches and wrestling. Briedis was cut over the left eye in the third round from a head clash. Perez was docked one point. Perez continued swarming while Briedis landed the cleaner punches. Briedis was deducted a point in round ten for holding. Scores were 116-110, 115-111, 114-112 for Briedes, who will face Oleksandr Usyk in the next round.

WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Mike Perez (22-3, 14 KOs) to defend his world title and advance to the semi-final…
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Butler beats Hall again in rematch

In a clash between former world bantamweight champions, Paul Butler (25-1, 13 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Stuart Hall (21-6-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Butler outboxed Hall to win by wide scores of 117-111, 118-110, 118-110. Butler previously took the IBF bantamweight world title from Hall via split decision back in 2014.

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In a clash between former world bantamweight champions, Paul Butler (25-1, 13 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Stuart Hall (21-6-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Glowacki dominates and stops Bruzzese

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Head” Glowacki (28-1, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Leonardo Bruzzese (18-4, 6 KOs) on Saturday night in Riga, Latvia. Glowacki was in command the entire fight, dropping Bruzzese twice.

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Head” Glowacki (28-1, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Leonardo Bruzzese (18-4, 6 KOs) on Saturday night in Riga, Latvia. Glowacki was in…
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Wilder still wants to fight Ortiz

Failed drug test or no, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he still wants to fight Luis Ortiz. “I will be fighting November 4 at the Barclay Center still,” said Wilder on Instagram. “It’s all up to the WBC. Whatever they want to do with it. I already put in the request that I still want to fight him no matter what, because if these motherf–kers gonna do these PEDs, they’re just gonna do it. So if you need some help with me, fine but let’s make this sh-t still happen. But again it’s not up to me, so we’ll see what happens baby.”

Failed drug test or no, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he still wants to fight Luis Ortiz. “I will be fighting November 4 at the Barclay Center still,” said…
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Glowacki: I want to steal the show

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“No one is very perfectly healthy in boxing, but I’m healthy enough. I know what to do in Riga. It was hard to have training camp getting ready for one fighter, but in the back of my mind thinking that I could possibly fight Mike Perez or Mairis Briedis. But this is not my problem now. Bruzzese is,” said former WBO champ Krzysztof “Head” Głowacki (27-1, 17 KO).

Głowacki, first alternate in World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament, will face today, in Riga (Latvia) Italian fighter Leonardo Bruzzese (18-3, 6 KO). Continue reading “Glowacki: I want to steal the show”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “No one is very perfectly healthy in boxing, but I’m healthy enough. I know what to do in Riga. It was hard to have training camp getting…
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Tonight’s boxing action from Rome, Italy

By Marco Bratusch

Tonight Davide Buccioni’s BBT Production will be promoting an intriguing doubleheader boxing night featuring two Italian national titles – plus five preliminary bouts – at the recently reopened Palazzetto dello Sport in Rome, Italy, with Sportitalia television to screen live locally. Continue reading “Tonight’s boxing action from Rome, Italy”

By Marco Bratusch Tonight Davide Buccioni’s BBT Production will be promoting an intriguing doubleheader boxing night featuring two Italian national titles – plus five preliminary bouts – at the recently…
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Perez downs cake before weigh-in

Former heavyweight contender-turned-cruiserweight Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) took issue with media reports that he was having trouble making weight for today’s world title fight against WBC champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) in the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final at the Arena Riga, Latvia.

Photo: WBSS

To make his point, Perez wolfed down a big piece of cake before stepping on the scale at Friday’s weigh-in. “I did that to show that I did not have any problems with making the weight. Some journalist asked at the press conference about a rumor saying that I was struggling to make weight. But I have not been struggling. Actually, I have been eating cake all week. Latvia has great cake!” Continue reading “Perez downs cake before weigh-in”

Former heavyweight contender-turned-cruiserweight Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) took issue with media reports that he was having trouble making weight for today’s world title fight against WBC champion Mairis Briedis…
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Renteria and Maure make weight in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Panamanian welterweights John Renteria (13-4-1, 10 KOs) and Lesvy Maure (4-0-1, 1 KO) both weighed in on Friday at Veneto Hotel & Casino in Panama City, Panama for their 8 rounds fight for the WBA Fedecentro title. Renteria vs Maure heads the “Sparta Bajo Fuego” card presented by Sparta Promotions and Flame Productionson Saturday night.

John Renteria 147 vs Lesvy Maure 147
Daniel Matellon 108 vs Kenny Cano 107
Damian Rodriguez 146.75 vs Walter Perez 147
Pablo Vicente 132 vs Felipe Lares 131.75
Michael Gardener 151.5 vs Marcos Martinez 153
Jaison Lozada 144 vs Ricardo Barria 144
Harold Mendoza 116 vs Marcelino Saez 117

Venue: Veneto Hotel & Casino 7th floor
Tickets from $10 to $30 Ticketplus Panama
TV: TVMax channel 9, www.tvmax-9.com
First fight starts 8:30 pm.

By Héctor Villarreal Panamanian welterweights John Renteria (13-4-1, 10 KOs) and Lesvy Maure (4-0-1, 1 KO) both weighed in on Friday at Veneto Hotel & Casino in Panama City, Panama…
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Vera annihilates Ajuwa in 3

By Jeff Zimmerman

Super welterweight contender John “The Phenom” Vera (18-0, 11 KOs), now ranked #5 WBO and #7 WBA respectively, made a major statement in the main event in Dallas, Texas when he blasted out Sunday “Golden Child” Ajuwa (15-3, 12 KOs) within 3 rounds of their scheduled eight. The fight was promoted by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing in conjunction with Montoya Boxing at Dallas landmark Gilley’s, made famous by the movie Urban Cowboy starring John Travolta. It was also shown live on beIN Sports, the new broadcast partner of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing.

The star on this night, though, was Vera who just this week shot up the rankings and is nicely positioned for a big fight, if not a title fight, in the very near future. The southpaw from Fort Worth took a round to get warmed up, but once he did, it was all over for the African Ajuwa who was fighting for the first time in the U.S. Continue reading “Vera annihilates Ajuwa in 3”

By Jeff Zimmerman Super welterweight contender John “The Phenom” Vera (18-0, 11 KOs), now ranked #5 WBO and #7 WBA respectively, made a major statement in the main event in…
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Carto still unbeaten, but goes the distance

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

In the main event of the evening at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, bantamweight Christian Carto, 12-0, 11 KOs, went the full distance for the first time in his career, but won every round against Mexican Alonso Melendez, 14-2, 11 KOs. The local fighter was in control throughout the bout and won by three landslide scores of 80-72.

Continue reading “Carto still unbeaten, but goes the distance”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com In the main event of the evening at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, bantamweight Christian Carto, 12-0, 11…
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Unbeaten Seldin decisions Garrido

Thursday night at the Paramount in Huntington, NY, Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (20-0, 16 KOs) and journeyman Renald “Le Lion” Garrido (19-16-2, 3 KOs) thrilled a large enthusiastic crowd as they waged a vicious war over 10 rounds in a Jr. Welterweight matchup. Seldin, who was returning after a 16-month layoff, won by scores of 98-92 on all 3 judges’ scorecards. Continue reading “Unbeaten Seldin decisions Garrido”

Thursday night at the Paramount in Huntington, NY, Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (20-0, 16 KOs) and journeyman Renald “Le Lion” Garrido (19-16-2, 3 KOs) thrilled a large enthusiastic crowd…
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ESPN2 Weights from Boston

Gary O’Sullivan 159.8 vs. Nick Quigley 159.8
Recky Dulay 130.6 vs. Dardan Zenunaj 129.6
Everton Lopes 135 vs. Rafael Reyes 136.4
Greg Vendetti 153.6 vs. Casey Kramlich 152.4
Raymond Moylette 145.6 vs. Michael Clark 148.4
Shayna Foppiano 141.6 vs. Lamarya Geary 141.6
Carlos Gongora 164.2 vs. Henry Beckford 166.6
Mike O’Han Jr 146.4 vs. Demetrius Thomas 148
Asterio Jorgo ?? vs. Lionel Young 160.6

Venue: House of Blues Boston, Boston, MA
Promoter: Golden Boy, Murphys Boxing
TV: ESPN2

Gary O’Sullivan 159.8 vs. Nick Quigley 159.8 Recky Dulay 130.6 vs. Dardan Zenunaj 129.6 Everton Lopes 135 vs. Rafael Reyes 136.4 Greg Vendetti 153.6 vs. Casey Kramlich 152.4 Raymond Moylette…
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Weights from Magdeburg, Germany

Adam Deines 175 vs. German Rafael 172.5
Dominic Bösel 174.5 vs. Alis Sijaric 175

Fabiana Bytyqi 103.5 vs. Luisana Bolivar 102
Tom Dzemski 173 vs. Mindia Nozadze 174
Tomas Salek 235.25 vs. Abdulnaser Delalic 230
Armin Graf TBA vs. Peer Dippe TBA
Hijam El Hajji 153 vs. Antal Raz TBA
Taycan Yildirim 172 vs. Milan Dvorak 160.5

Venue: Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: MDR (Germany)

Adam Deines 175 vs. German Rafael 172.5 Dominic Bösel 174.5 vs. Alis Sijaric 175 Fabiana Bytyqi 103.5 vs. Luisana Bolivar 102 Tom Dzemski 173 vs. Mindia Nozadze 174 Tomas Salek…
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Weights from New Mexico

Juan Jose Velasco 139.4 vs. Juan Garcia Mendez 139.8
(WBC Latino super lightweight title)

Roman Reynoso 124.8 vs. Jose Osorio 124.7

Venue: Buffalo Thunder Resort/Casino, Pojoaque, New Mexico
Promoter: Sampson Boxing
TV: TyC Sports

Sampson Boxing will donate $1 for every ticket sold to the charity program of the Carlos Slim Foundation which will 5x all donations received to help victims of the recent earthquake in Mexico.

Juan Jose Velasco 139.4 vs. Juan Garcia Mendez 139.8 (WBC Latino super lightweight title) Roman Reynoso 124.8 vs. Jose Osorio 124.7 Venue: Buffalo Thunder Resort/Casino, Pojoaque, New Mexico Promoter: Sampson…
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Weights from Cancun

Arely Muciño 113.5 vs. Tenkai Tsunami 113.4 lbs
Guadalupe Martínez 115 vs. Carlota Santos 115 lbs
(WBC female super flyweight title)

Joselito Velázquez 113.5 vs. Erick Zamora 113
Iván Álvarez 141 vs. Uriel Pérez 140

Venue: Grand Oasis Arena, Cancún, Q. Roo, Mx
Promoter: Zanfer, Cancún Boxing
TV: Azteca 7, Beinsports

Arely Muciño 113.5 vs. Tenkai Tsunami 113.4 lbs Guadalupe Martínez 115 vs. Carlota Santos 115 lbs (WBC female super flyweight title) Joselito Velázquez 113.5 vs. Erick Zamora 113 Iván Álvarez…
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