Matthysse, Linares headline HBO twinbill

Two of the world’s most exciting fighters, Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) and Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs), will kick off the 2018 boxing year with a bang as they compete in separate world championship bouts on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California. This special double main event will be televised live on HBO.

Matthysse will face Tewa Kiram (38-0. 28 KOs) in a 12-round battle for the vacant WBA “regular” welterweight world championship. Linares will defend his WBA lightweight title against Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs).

Two of the world’s most exciting fighters, Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) and Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs), will kick off the 2018 boxing…
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Troyanovsky destroys Portillo in one

By Przemek Garczarczyk

In a WBA super lightweight eliminator, former IBF world champion Eduard Troyanovsky (27-1, 24 KOs) scored a first round KO over previously undefeated WBA #3 ranked Carlos Portillo (21-1, 16 KOs) on Monday night at the famous Luzhniki Arena in Moscow. A Troya right hand landed flush to the cheek and laid out Portillo for the count.

Earlier, unbeaten cruiserweight Aleksei Papin (9-0, 8 KOs) matched Troyanovsky’s feat by obliterating former world title challenger Ismayl Sillakh (25-5, 19 KO) in the first stanza.

By Przemek Garczarczyk In a WBA super lightweight eliminator, former IBF world champion Eduard Troyanovsky (27-1, 24 KOs) scored a first round KO over previously undefeated WBA #3 ranked Carlos…
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Arum, Holyfield, Trump in AC BHOF

Evander Holyfield and Bob Arum headline the 2018 inductees into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) has announced its 25 member 2018 Induction Class, which also includes President Donald J. Trump. The event will take place at The Claridge, a Radisson Hotel located at Park Place & Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 1-3, 2018. Continue reading “Arum, Holyfield, Trump in AC BHOF”

Evander Holyfield and Bob Arum headline the 2018 inductees into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) has announced its 25 member…
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Mansour-Kuzmin ends in tech draw

By Przemek Garczarczyk

A clash between veteran heavyweight Amir “Hard Core” Mansour (23-2-1, 16 KOs) and undefeated Sergey Kuzmin (11-0-1, 8 KOs) ended in a three round technical draw on Monday night at the famous Luzhniki Arena in Moscow. An entertaining bout was cut short when both fighters suffered nasty cuts in a violent third round head clash and the bout was immediately stopped. Mansour was cut over the right eye and Kuzmin was cut on the forehead. The WBC International heavyweight title remains vacant.

By Przemek Garczarczyk A clash between veteran heavyweight Amir “Hard Core” Mansour (23-2-1, 16 KOs) and undefeated Sergey Kuzmin (11-0-1, 8 KOs) ended in a three round technical draw on…
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Interview: Dimitry Bivol

By Darryl Cobb Jr.

We caught up with WBA light heavyweight champion Dimitry Bivol on Saturday night in New York City.

By Darryl Cobb Jr. We caught up with WBA light heavyweight champion Dimitry Bivol on Saturday night in New York City.

Floyd Mayweather Considering One More Fight

By TMZSports.com

Floyd Mayweather has been telling people close to him that he’s considering a 51st fight — and he’s been training like a maniac in the gym … but we’re told there has been NO official movement … yet. Here’s the deal … people close to Floyd say he’s still in fighting shape and ready to go. He even posted video training in his Vegas gym. We’re told he’s been kicking around the idea of another comeback.

The obvious matchup … a Conor McGregor rematch — especially with the money they made in the first fight.

We saw Showtime Sports honcho Stephen Espinoza — a major part of the first fight — and asked if there was any movement behind the scenes. Long story short — nothing happening now … but Espinoza isn’t ruling it out at some point down the line. Stay tuned…

By TMZSports.com Floyd Mayweather has been telling people close to him that he’s considering a 51st fight — and he’s been training like a maniac in the gym … but…
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Salido ready to headline in Las Vegas

Video: Zanfer

For four-time world champion in two different divisions Orlando “Siri” Salido, nothing has come easy. But on Saturday December 9 in Las Vegas, the Mexican warrior will be the headliner of an HBO Show at the Mandalay Bay Event Center, where he will finally be getting the respect that he has earned with his performances in the ring.

“I want to thank Peter Nelson and HBO and everyone that has made this possible. I have always been the part B of the many main events in the biggest fights throughout my career, and thanks to Peter Nelson and HBO I feel that I am finally getting what I earned and work so hard to have achieved,” said Salido a few days ago during a media day he hosted in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, where he is training for his upcoming fight. Continue reading “Salido ready to headline in Las Vegas”

Video: Zanfer For four-time world champion in two different divisions Orlando “Siri” Salido, nothing has come easy. But on Saturday December 9 in Las Vegas, the Mexican warrior will be…
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Kuzmin faces Mansour Monday in Moscow

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Monday is as of a good day as any to watch boxing. Especially in Moscow, where promotional company World of Boxing will present a show with fights with both Russian and world implications at the famous Luzhniki Arena.

Photo: World of Boxing

The WBC International heavyweight title will be stake with hard-hitting Amir Mansour (23-2, 16 KO) vs. undefeated (and untested) Sergey Kuzmin (11-0, 8 KO), plus former welterweight champ Eduard Troyanovsky (26-1, 23 KO) battling undefeated, WBA #3 ranked Paraguayan Carlos Portillo (21-0, 16 KO) and cruiserweight Aleksei Papin (8-0, 7 KO) trying to prove his worth against more experienced Ismayl Sillakh (25-4, 19 KO).

The 30-year-old Kuzmin was preparing and ready to fight Australian Lucas Brown, but he’s not concerned with a change, knowing that on Monday there will be a very solid replacement with always ready to mix it up Amir Mansour. Continue reading “Kuzmin faces Mansour Monday in Moscow”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Monday is as of a good day as any to watch boxing. Especially in Moscow, where promotional company World of Boxing will present a show with fights…
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WBC #1 Ceja gets past Teran

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Julio “Pollito” Ceja (32-2, 28 KOs) had a difficult night to stay as WBC silver super bantamweight beltholder against journeyman Breilor Terán (20-15, 13 KOs) in a bloody fight on Saturday night at the Palenque de Deportes in Chetumal, Quintana Too, Mexico. Ceja, currently rated #1, had to fight through continuous bleeding from his nose and had a cut over his right eye cut that had to be checked by the ring doctor after eight rounds. They allowed him to continue and in the end he prevailed 114-113, 115-112 and 118-109.

WBC female heavyweight champion Alejandra “Tigre” Jiménez needed 1:45 to defeat María José “Tsunami” Velis in a non-title bout.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Julio “Pollito” Ceja (32-2, 28 KOs) had a difficult night to stay as WBC silver super bantamweight beltholder against journeyman Breilor Terán (20-15,…
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Kovalev: I’m back!

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

After regaining his WBO light heavyweight title Saturday night, world champion Sergey Kovalev stated, “I did it and worked very hard to get to champion status. My brain, mentally, my conditioning, my body – I’m back. It’s my goal to be the best in this division. I am here, I love boxing, I love to make great fights. This makes boxing interesting. We can make good fights for boxing fans, and make boxing history. Let’s find out who is the best. Chickenson is on my list. This is very good for boxing. Let’s do it.”

After regaining his WBO light heavyweight title Saturday night, world champion Sergey Kovalev stated, “I did it and worked very hard to get to champion status. My brain, mentally, my…
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Kovalev Krushes Shabranskyy, regains WBO title

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Former unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) regained his former WBO world title with a two round destruction of Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night in The Theater at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Kovalev dropped Shabranskyy twice in round one and floored him again in round two. The fight was waved off by referee Harvey Dock after Kovalev continued to rock Shabranskyy. Time was 2:36.

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Former unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) regained his former WBO world title with a two round destruction of Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-2, 16…
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Bejenaru beats Mchunu

Photos: Emily Harney

Last night, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented another rendition of the “Slugfest at The Sun” series at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The card was headlined by crusierweights Constantin Bejenaru and Thabiso Mchunu who fought for Bejenaru’s WBC International Cruiserweight title in a 10 round bout.

Bejenaru came away with a unanimous decision victory over Mchunu, the mandatory challenger, defending his WBC International title successfully. The bout often times saw each fighter playing the game if cat and mouse with one another. There was a brief explosion by Bejenaru in round 7 as he dropped Mchunu with a picture perfect left cross but Bejenaru couldn’t capitalize on his opportunity to knockout Mchunu. In the end the scores were 98-91 and 97-92 twice, all in favor of Bejenaru who improves to 13-0 3KO’s while Mchunu drops to 18-4 11KO’s. Continue reading “Bejenaru beats Mchunu”

Photos: Emily Harney Last night, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented another rendition of the “Slugfest at The Sun” series at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The card was…
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Gamboa edges Sosa; Barrera beats Valera

Former unified featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (28-2, 17 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over former WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KOs) on Saturday night in The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Sosa scored a knockdown in round seven when Gamboa’s glove touched the canvas and Gamboa was deducted a point for holding by referee Ron Lipton in round ten, but Gamboa still managed to win 95-93, 96-92, 94-94.

WBA #1, WBC #3, WBO #3, IBF #10 light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over WBC #14, IBF #15 Felix Valera (15-2, 13 KOs). Both fighter were down in round one. Barrera was cut over the right eye in round two. Valera was deducted points from low blows in rounds three, six and eight by referee Michael Ortega. Barrera was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine. Scores were 98-88, 97-90, 97-89.

Other Results:
Bakhram Murtazaliev KO5 Carlos Galvan (super welterweight)
Frank Galarza W8 Jaime Herrera (super welterweight)
Meiirim Nursultanov TKO2 Eric Moon (middleweight)
LeShawn Rodriguez KO3 Alex Duarte (middleweight)
Enriko Gogokhia W6 Jose Abreu (super welterweight)
Ismael Villarreal W4 Race Sawyer (super welterweight)

Former unified featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (28-2, 17 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over former WBA super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KOs) on Saturday night in…
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Charr beats Ustinov for WBA heavyweight title

In a clash for the vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title, Manuel Charr (31-4, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Alexander Ustinov (34-2, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.

Both boxers came to fight and often traded shots. Charr was cut over the left eye in round two. Charr staggered the 6’7, 280lb Ustinov with a left hook in round seven and wobbled him with a jab later in the round. Charr dropped Ustinov with another left hook at the end of round eight. Ustinov was also cut under the right eye. In the end, scores were 115-111, 116-111, 115-112.

Charr must now go into immediate negotiations for a world title defense against Fres Oquendo.

In a clash for the vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title, Manuel Charr (31-4, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Alexander Ustinov (34-2, 25 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Tyson Fury signs with MTK Global

MTK Global has announced the signing of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury which will see MTK Global assume an advisory role as “The Gypsey King” makes his comeback in the heavyweight division. The undefeated Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) has not fought since he dethroned the great Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf on 28 November 2015 to claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world championship belts.

“I couldn’t be happier to sign an advisory deal with MTK Global,” said Fury. “It is unbelievable how fast they have grown and what they have achieved in the past few years. I spoke to my mate Billy Joe Saunders and he only had good things to say about MTK so it was an easy decision to go with them.” Continue reading “Tyson Fury signs with MTK Global”

MTK Global has announced the signing of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury which will see MTK Global assume an advisory role as “The Gypsey King” makes his comeback in the…
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WBA: Ustinov-Charr winner must fight Oquendo

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee granted a special permission to boxers Alexander Ustinov and Manuel Charr to fight for the WBA “regular” heavyweight title tonight in Germany. The permission was granted at the request of the interested parties and based on WBA rules C.46 and C.28, also taking into account that the fighters occupy #2 and #4 in the rankings. The winner must immediately start negotiations with Fres Oquendo, who has court order to fight for a WBA world title. This agreement must be made before December 22, 2017. Otherwise, the contest will be called to a purse bid and the percentages will be 50/50. If Ustinov-Charr ends in a draw or is not valid, Oquendo must face the next available contender.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee granted a special permission to boxers Alexander Ustinov and Manuel Charr to fight for the WBA “regular” heavyweight title tonight in Germany. The…
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Pinoy Pride 43 Results

WBO #2, WBC #7, IBF #14 featherweight Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Shota Hayashi (30-7-1, 18 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium in Tagbilaran City, Philippines.

In the co-feature, WBO #11 Featherweight “Prince” Albert Pagara (29-1, 20 KOs) scored a second round KO over Mohammed “Chico” Kambuluta (17-4, 6 KOs). Also,

Also, bantamweight prospect Jeo “Santino” Santisima (15-2, 14 KOs) needed just 36 seconds to demolish Kichang “The Lion From Borneo” Kim (8-5-1, 2 KOs).

WBO #2, WBC #7, IBF #14 featherweight Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Shota Hayashi (30-7-1, 18 KOs) in the main event on…
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Victorious Wanheng (49-0) closing in on Floyd



Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBC minimumweight world champion Wanheng Meenayothin moved to 49-0, 17 KOs, after a twelve round unanimous decision over Tatsuya Fukuhara (19-6-6, 7 KOs) on Saturday afternoon in Thailand. Fukuhara gave Wanheng all he could handle, but all three judges had the champ comfortably in front 116-112, 118-110 and 117-113.

With the win, Wanheng matches Rocky Marciano at 49-0, and is just one win from tying Floyd Mayweather’s record 50-0 ledger. photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC minimumweight world champion Wanheng Meenayothin moved to 49-0, 17 KOs, after a twelve round unanimous decision over Tatsuya Fukuhara (19-6-6, 7 KOs) on Saturday afternoon in…
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Weights from Mohegan Sun

Constantin Bejenaru 199.5 vs. Thabiso Mchunu 200
Danny Gonzalez 139.2 vs. Danny O’Connor 139.7
Anthony Laureano 139 vs. Johnny Hernandez 137.2
Kali Reis 158.2 vs. Tiffany Woodard 159.5
Carlos Marrero 129.7 vs. Sequan Felton 131
Valerio Nocera 139.2 vs. Dan Murray 138.2
Charles Foster 179 vs. Quenton Rankin 179

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: Star Boxing

Constantin Bejenaru 199.5 vs. Thabiso Mchunu 200 Danny Gonzalez 139.2 vs. Danny O’Connor 139.7 Anthony Laureano 139 vs. Johnny Hernandez 137.2 Kali Reis 158.2 vs. Tiffany Woodard 159.5 Carlos Marrero…
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Weights from Mexico City

Anabel Ortiz 107.5 vs. Esmeralda Torres 106.5
Héctor Reyes 156 vs. Felipe de la Paz Teniente 156
Alessandro Riguccini 158 vs. Edgar Puerta 158
Mauricio Lara 26 vs. Luis Gerardo Pérez Salas 126.2

Promoter: Zanfer
Venue: Domo del Sindicato de Trabajadores del IMSS, Mexico City
TV: TV Azteca

Anabel Ortiz 107.5 vs. Esmeralda Torres 106.5 Héctor Reyes 156 vs. Felipe de la Paz Teniente 156 Alessandro Riguccini 158 vs. Edgar Puerta 158 Mauricio Lara 26 vs. Luis Gerardo…
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Weights from Chetumal, Quintana Roo

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Julio Ceja 121.50 vs Breilor Terán 121.50
(WBC silver super bantamweight title)

Francisco Rojo 139 vs John Carlo Aparicio 139
Alejandra Jiménez 216 vs María José Velis 205

Venue: Palacio de los Deportes ‘Erik Paolo Martínez’
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo & Cancun Boxing
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Julio Ceja 121.50 vs Breilor Terán 121.50 (WBC silver super bantamweight title) Francisco Rojo 139 vs John Carlo Aparicio 139 Alejandra Jiménez 216 vs María José…
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Kovalev: These losses didn’t break me

Former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) is energized and reinvigorated as he returns to the ring tonight against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy for the vacant WBO world title at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“I’m here fighting for all boxing fans, here and worldwide…I’m still alive,” stated Kovalev. “I’ve reloaded and got a lot of new motivation in my head, mentally. From my last losses, I didn’t break. These losses didn’t break me mentally. It was a good experience for me. I should follow my goals on a clear road without any wrong things, any baggage on my back.” Continue reading “Kovalev: These losses didn’t break me”

Former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) is energized and reinvigorated as he returns to the ring tonight against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy for the vacant WBO…
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Renteria edges Rosales in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

In an epic battle between two of the best welterweights of Panama, John “El Emperador” Renteria (15-4-1, 11 KOs) scored a majority decision against Jeffry “El Merenguero” Rosales (8-6-2, 2 KOs) on the main event of the Sparta en Guerra boxing card presented by sparta Promotions at Fantastic Casino in Albrook Mall, Panama City.

In the co main event, Cuban Pablo Vicente (9-0, 6 KOs) stopped Colombian Mauricio Martinez (13-15-2, 4 KOs) with a perfect left hook to the liver at 2:06 on the third round.

By Héctor Villarreal In an epic battle between two of the best welterweights of Panama, John “El Emperador” Renteria (15-4-1, 11 KOs) scored a majority decision against Jeffry “El Merenguero”…
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Wanheng (48-0), Fukuhara make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Wanheng Menayothin 105 vs. Tatsuya Fukuhara 105
(WBC world minimumweight title)

Note: Menayothin is looking to take his record to the magic 49-0 against Fukuhara (19-5-6, 7 KOs) with Floyd’s 50-0 in sight.

Venue: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Promoter: Piyarat Wachirarattanawong

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Wanheng Menayothin 105 vs. Tatsuya Fukuhara 105 (WBC world minimumweight title) Note: Menayothin is looking to take his record to the magic 49-0 against Fukuhara (19-5-6, 7…
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Kovalev, Shabranskyy make weight

Sergey Kovalev 174 vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 174.8
(WBO light heavyweight title)

Jason Sosa 131.2 vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa 130.6
Sullivan Barrera 174.8 vs. Felix Valera 174.2
Bakhram Murtazaliev 153.8 vs. Carlos Galvan 151.8
Frank Galarza 153 vs. Jaime Herrera 153.2
LeShawn Rodriquez 156.6 vs. Alex Sandro Duarte 154.4
Meiirim Nursultanov 161.6 vs. Eric Moon 162.2
Enriko Gogokhia 148.8 vs. Jose Abreu 148.2
Ismael Villarreal 154.2 vs. Race Sawyer 155.6

Venue: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Main Events
TV: HBO

Sergey Kovalev 174 vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 174.8 (WBO light heavyweight title) Jason Sosa 131.2 vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa 130.6 Sullivan Barrera 174.8 vs. Felix Valera 174.2 Bakhram Murtazaliev 153.8 vs. Carlos…
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