WBSS closes TV deal in Holland and Balkans

COMOSA AG and MP & Silva have announced exclusive media rights agreements with RTL Netherlands and Arena Sport to showcase the inaugural 2017/18 season of the World Boxing Super Series.

In The Netherlands, RTL is the exclusive media rights partner and will provide massive Free-to-Air exposure to the tournament by broadcasting the fights on its free-to-air RTL7 channel.

Arena Sport will have the right to broadcast the WBSS in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia and Slovenia.

Other networks that have picked up the series include Super Channel (Canada) and Sat.1 (Germany). The USA and UK television status is unclear.

COMOSA AG and MP & Silva have announced exclusive media rights agreements with RTL Netherlands and Arena Sport to showcase the inaugural 2017/18 season of the World Boxing Super Series.…
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WBSS launch just a week away

Eight weeks of great fights in the World Boxing Super Series kick off on September 9. The $50 million 16-man elimination tournament features elite fighters in the cruiserweight and super middleweight divisions – and an undisputed cruiserweight world champion will be crowned as the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO champions are all competing.

The WBSS has been picked up by Super Channel in Canada and ProSieben Sat.1 in Germany, but no television has been announced so far in the USA or UK – and we’re just eight days away. Continue reading “WBSS launch just a week away”

Eight weeks of great fights in the World Boxing Super Series kick off on September 9. The $50 million 16-man elimination tournament features elite fighters in the cruiserweight and super…
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Nuñez outpoints Henriquez in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Former World challenger Ricardo “El Matemático” Nuñez (29-6, 24 KO’s) of Panama, outpointed Venezuelan Iwier Henriquez (10-10-1, 4 KO’s) by the way of a lopsided decision (90-80, 90-79, 90-79) to win the WBA Fedecaribe bantamweight title on the main event of the card presented by Murillo Promotions at Los Bohios Alegres in Panama City.

By Héctor Villarreal Former World challenger Ricardo “El Matemático” Nuñez (29-6, 24 KO’s) of Panama, outpointed Venezuelan Iwier Henriquez (10-10-1, 4 KO’s) by the way of a lopsided decision (90-80,…
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LA Fight Club Weights

Manny Robles 126.6 vs. Jose Estrella 125.6
Cesar Diaz 117.4 vs. Antonio Rodriguez 118
Evertop Lopes 135.2 vs. Daniel Bastien 135.6
Javier Martinez 125.6 vs. Jose Martinez 125.8

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

Manny Robles 126.6 vs. Jose Estrella 125.6 Cesar Diaz 117.4 vs. Antonio Rodriguez 118 Evertop Lopes 135.2 vs. Daniel Bastien 135.6 Javier Martinez 125.6 vs. Jose Martinez 125.8 Venue: Belasco…
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WBA elevates Crawford to super champion

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has elevated Terence Crawford to Super Champion after he defeated Julius Indongo to snatch the WBA super lightweight title on August 19 and become the second boxer in history to own the four belts from the four most important sanctioning bodies in the world of boxing. Considering Crawford’s achievement, his solidity as champion at 140 pounds, which make him the best fighter of his weight class, and covered by Article C18 of the WBA Rules, which allows to elevate a boxer to Super Champion under special circumstances, the Championships Committee took the decision to grant this recognition.

However, this does not mean that an interim or regular super lightweight title will be created. The WBA and the Championships Committee maintain their policy of having only one champion per category. Therefore, the WBA mandatory challenger for Crawford will emerge according to the rules of the organization and the existing mechanisms.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has elevated Terence Crawford to Super Champion after he defeated Julius Indongo to snatch the WBA super lightweight title on August 19 and…
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Margarito seeks 3rd fight with Cotto

Thursday in Chihuahua, Mexico, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito (40-8-0, 27 KOs) and Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) faced off in advance of their clash on Saturday night. The 39-year-old Margarito is aiming at a rubber match with archival Miguel Cotto, who just reclaimed the vacant WBO jr middleweight world title last Saturday. Cotto stated he will retire at the end of the year after one more big fight in December. Margarito wants that fight.

Photo: Zanfer

Antonio Margarito: “I’m at my best level in years and in condition to fight ten strong rounds. This fight is important for my plan to again become world champion. I want to fight Miguel Cotto in a third and final fight and Jones will not stop me. Continue reading “Margarito seeks 3rd fight with Cotto”

Thursday in Chihuahua, Mexico, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito (40-8-0, 27 KOs) and Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) faced off in advance of their clash on Saturday night. The 39-year-old…
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Terence Crawford vacates IBF 140lb title

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford officially vacated the IBF title today. The leading available contenders according to the current list of IBF junior welterweight rankings are #1 Sergei Lipinets and #3 Akihiro Kondo. Both boxers have indicated in writing they are willing to participate in the fight for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title. The IBF has ordered Lipinets and Kondo to fight for the vacant title and their respective teams should start negotiating immediately. They have until September 30, 2017, to come to an agreement. If an agreement isn’t reached by then, the IBF will order a purse bid.

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford officially vacated the IBF title today. The leading available contenders according to the current list of IBF junior welterweight…
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Monroe: Saunders will have heck to pay

This past Tuesday at the Rochester Fight Factory, Willie Monroe, Jr. met a throng of media personnel during his media day workout in advance of his September 16th showdown with WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders at the Copper Box Arena in London, England. Monroe held court and analyzed many topics regarding the fight and his career as he gets ready for his 2nd world title opportunity.

[On Billy Joe Saunders] “Saunders is a little mouthy. I am a humble guy. It has me motivated, and come September 16th, he will have heck to pay…I might feel like boxing his ears off, or I may want to get him out of there.”

[On Golovkin vs. Canelo] “The one thing that Golovkin and Canelo need (WBO belt), I am going to get my hands on, so they will have to see me. I want my rematch with Triple-G, but I think Canelo is the more skilled fighter. It will be a great fight. I appreciate both of them for fighting each other.”

This past Tuesday at the Rochester Fight Factory, Willie Monroe, Jr. met a throng of media personnel during his media day workout in advance of his September 16th showdown with…
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Mpontshana defending SA title Sunday

By Ron Jackson

South African junior-lightweight champion Phila Mpontshana makes the first defence of his title when he meets Lucky Monyebane at the Portuguese Hall in Turfontein on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Mpontshana defending SA title Sunday”

By Ron Jackson South African junior-lightweight champion Phila Mpontshana makes the first defence of his title when he meets Lucky Monyebane at the Portuguese Hall in Turfontein on Sunday afternoon.

Canelo Alvarez Interview

By Hesiquio Balderas

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has been training as never before for his upcoming bout against Genaddy “GGG” Golovkin. Canelo hasn’t done much media work leading up to this mega fight, but he stopped at a popular boxing show and talked about many subjects including Mayweather-McGregor, training camp, the Mexican style, Golovkin’s power and Golovkin-Jacobs. Continue reading “Canelo Alvarez Interview”

By Hesiquio Balderas Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has been training as never before for his upcoming bout against Genaddy “GGG” Golovkin. Canelo hasn’t done much media work leading up to this…
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Golovkin: I’m 35, but I feel like 25

Unbeaten 35-year-old WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) says he feels great and plans to stick around for another five years. “I feel great at this age,” said Golovkin. “Seriously, I don’t know, just my training every day, I’m just the same. Just my sparring is the same, like my speed, my power, I don’t lose. I feel like ten years ago. Like right now, I’m 35, but I feel like 25. Maybe inside, maybe right now I’m younger than Canelo. I feel like 25.”

As for the future? “Five years more. This is boxing. Every day is difficult and dangerous. Right now I feel great. Everything’s good. My family and my team support me. I feel very comfortable. So probably, yeah, five years more.”

Unbeaten 35-year-old WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) says he feels great and plans to stick around for another five years. “I feel great at this age,”…
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Santa Cruz, Mares headline October 14

Three-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will defend his WBA featherweight “super” world title against Chris Avalos, while four-time world champion Abner Mares defends his WBA “regular” 126-pound championship against once-beaten Andres Gutierrez at StubHub Center in Carson, California, on October 14, live on FOX and FOX Deportes.

If Santa Cruz and Mares win their respective matches, they have both agreed to terms to meet in a highly anticipated rematch for the undisputed WBA featherweight title in early 2018. Santa Cruz won a hard-fought, narrow decision against Mares in a 2015 Fight of the Year candidate that saw the two men go toe-to-toe for 12 fast-paced rounds and combine for over 2,000 punches thrown.

Three-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will defend his WBA featherweight “super” world title against Chris Avalos, while four-time world champion Abner Mares defends his WBA “regular” 126-pound championship…
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Gennady Golovkin Teleconference Quick Quotes

By Robert Hough

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin joined trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler on Wednesday for a 40-minute teleconference to discuss the September 16 middleweight fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Promoter Tom Loeffler: “I think the winner’s really going to be considered the best fighter in the sport of boxing.”

Trainer Abel Sanchez: “(Gennady) has been a little frustrated the last couple years that he hasn’t had that marquee fight. This is it.”

Gennady Golovkin: “For me this fight is a history fight. Canelo, he’s a very special guy and I’m champion.”

Loeffler: “These are by far the closest odds for any fight Gennady has had.”

Golovkin: “If you respect boxing, watch my fight.”

By Robert Hough Gennady “GGG” Golovkin joined trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler on Wednesday for a 40-minute teleconference to discuss the September 16 middleweight fight with Saul “Canelo”…
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Crawford Visits Nebraska Med Center


Photos: Top Rank

World champion Terence Crawford of Omaha visited children at the Nebraska Medical Center in his hometown this week. Terence holds all four junior welterweight world title belts after stopping former champion Julius Indongo on Top Rank’s big show on ESPN two weeks ago in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Photos: Top Rank World champion Terence Crawford of Omaha visited children at the Nebraska Medical Center in his hometown this week. Terence holds all four junior welterweight world title belts…
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Superwelters: Lara, Charlo, Hurd defend Oct 14

HBO has “Superflys” coming on September 9. Showtime now has “Superwelters” in the pipeline. It was announced today that a trio of 154-pound world champions will defend their titles as part of a Showtime boxing tripleheader on Saturday, October 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The card, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, will potentially pave the way for an undisputed king of the 154-pound division.

Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs), the super welterweight division’s longest reigning champion, will defend his WBA title against undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs).

In the co-main event, unbeaten WBC champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (29-0, 14 KOs) takes on top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs) while IBF champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (20-0, 14 KOs) will make his first title defense against former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (30-3, 17 KOs).

HBO has “Superflys” coming on September 9. Showtime now has “Superwelters” in the pipeline. It was announced today that a trio of 154-pound world champions will defend their titles as…
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EBU Updates

By Marco Bratusch

After former European champion Guillaume Frenois has relinquished his continental belt after two successful defenses in the junior lightweight division in order to take his shot for an IBF eliminator against Billy Dib (a fight that very likely will now be upgraded to the full, vacant IBF title after Gervonta Davis lost it on the scale last Saturday in Las Vegas), the European Boxing Union has called for the two highest available ranked opponents to compete for the vacant European belt. Consequentially, the managers of former titlist Juli Giner (21-2-1, 8 KOs), from Spain, and two-time world title challenger Stephen Smith (25-3, 15 KOs) will have time to sealed a private deal before September 13th, avoiding the purse bid set for that day. Continue reading “EBU Updates”

By Marco Bratusch After former European champion Guillaume Frenois has relinquished his continental belt after two successful defenses in the junior lightweight division in order to take his shot for…
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Cletus Seldin opponent named

Unbeaten jr welterweight “The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin (19-0, 16 KOs) will be facing Renald Garrido (19-15-2, 4 KOs) of Paris, France, in the ten-round main event of Rockin’ Fights 28 on Thursday, September 28th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia said, “It’s long overdue getting Cletus back in the ring at The Paramount and he certainly has not picked an easy opponent for his return. Garrido can fight and brings it every time he steps into the ring. This will be a sensational battle and you better get your tickets early because there is no doubt in my mind that we will once again sellout The Paramount on September 28th.”

Unbeaten jr welterweight “The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin (19-0, 16 KOs) will be facing Renald Garrido (19-15-2, 4 KOs) of Paris, France, in the ten-round main event of Rockin’ Fights…
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Valdez Visits ESPN LA


Photo: Top Rank

World champion Oscar Valdez visited ESPN LA where he was a guest on A Los Golpes. Oscar defends his WBO world featherweight title vs unbeaten Genesis Servania at the Tucson Arena live on ESPN on Friday, September 22. Tickets $100, $75, $50 and $25 plus applicable fees are available at any Ticketmaster outlet, on www.ticketmaster.com, by phone 800 745 3000 or at the Tucson Arena Box Office.

Photo: Top Rank World champion Oscar Valdez visited ESPN LA where he was a guest on A Los Golpes. Oscar defends his WBO world featherweight title vs unbeaten Genesis Servania…
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Arum: Horn-Pacquiao rematch could be in 2018

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is uncertain if boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in 2017 due to Pacquiao’s political obligations and also the 38-year-old Pacman may need more time to recover from the brutal July loss to Horn. The rematch could happen early in 2018. “Manny is deciding if he wants a rematch this year or next year,” Arum told ESPN Deportes. “If he decides to postpone it, we will make a fight for Jeff in November against a good opponent in Brisbane…we’ll know in the next few days.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is uncertain if boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in 2017 due…
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Mayweather advises McGregor to stay in UFC

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Floyd Mayweather is confident that Conor McGregor’s future is in the UFC and not boxing, as he thinks the Irishman would be comprehensively defeated and kayoed much quicker by younger boxers. “Conor McGregor is a hell of a fighter and I want to see him continue to stay in the UFC and do what he does best,” Mayweather told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna. “Because you must realize, that I’m 40 years old and I’ve been off almost 800 days….he’s active, he’s training, he’s competing. These other fighters, these young lions, they’re throwing a lot more combinations than I’m throwing. I was just in the pocket, shooting one shot here and there, and breaking him down slowly. Whereas you got these young active guys who are throwing a lot of combinations and would get him out of there a lot earlier!”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Floyd Mayweather is confident that Conor McGregor’s future is in the UFC and not boxing, as he thinks the Irishman would be comprehensively…
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GGG-Canelo: Finally some trash talk

WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) have gone out of their way to not insult each other in advance of their September 16 PPV showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But their trainers Eddy Reynoso (Canelo) and Abel Sanchez (GGG) finally picked up the pace a little bit.

Eddy Reynoso: “We are working hard in the gym. We know Golovkin is a strong boxer, but Saul is a better boxer, and his time is now.”

Abel Sanchez: “Gennady needs to beat Canelo. He needs to destroy Canelo, destroy the aura that he has right now.”

It doesn’t meet Mayweather-McGregor press tour standards by any stretch, but maybe the camps will ratchet up the banter as the fight approaches.

WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) have gone out of their way to not insult each other in…
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Manny Robles III ready for breakout TV fight

By Miguel Maravilla

Unbeaten Los Angeles featherweight prospect Manny “Chato” Robles III (13-0, 5 KOs) headlines Golden Boy Promotions “LA Fight Club” series on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Las Angeles against Jose Estrella (18-12-1, 12 KOs) on Estrella TV.

“I am excited this is my first main event fight. You dream about something like this and I am happy and blessed,” Manny Robles III told Fightnews.com.

Robles, has been training at Southern California’s newest stable, the Legendz Boxing Gym in Norwalk, California in preparation for this fight.

“I have been training really hard. I am one-hundred percent ready,” Robles stated. Continue reading “Manny Robles III ready for breakout TV fight”

By Miguel Maravilla Unbeaten Los Angeles featherweight prospect Manny “Chato” Robles III (13-0, 5 KOs) headlines Golden Boy Promotions “LA Fight Club” series on Friday night at the Belasco Theater…
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Ferguson-Ochieng tops Salem, Oregon card

By Ricardo Ibarra

Oregon based Rogue Promotions will look to expand on the mixed combat sports series they kicked off in Medford last July, moving north to hold another all-day installment of ‘Arena Wars: Total Kombat’ on Saturday, September 16th at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center in Salem, Oregon, featuring boxing, MMA, and submission only grappling matches on the line-up.

Heading up the boxing portion of the card will be Pacific Northwest prospect Patrick Ferguson (8-0, 8 KOs), squaring off with one of his most experienced opponents to date in fifty fight veteran Raymond Ochieng (26-21-3, 21 KOs) in a six round heavyweight fight. Continue reading “Ferguson-Ochieng tops Salem, Oregon card”

By Ricardo Ibarra Oregon based Rogue Promotions will look to expand on the mixed combat sports series they kicked off in Medford last July, moving north to hold another all-day…
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Where Are They Now? Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former IBF Super Middleweight champion Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Fightnews.com about his up-and-down career, improbable rise to the world title and life inside the ring an out. The soft spoken former Information Technology specialist now runs Jazzy Shears Hair Studio with his wife in Philadelphia.

By Boxing Bob Newman Former IBF Super Middleweight champion Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Fightnews.com about his up-and-down career, improbable rise…
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Jones aiming to retire Margarito

In one the biggest fights of the coming weekend, super welterweight Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) takes on former world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) Saturday night in Chihuahua, Mexico. beIN Sports Espanol will televise the bout in the USA.

“Margarito had a great boxing career,” said Jones. “He was a terror, but his career is in its final stage and I’m going to give him that push into retirement in his own country. Margarito has the style and the conditions that perfectly suit my style and I’m going to beat him clearly, no doubt about it.”

In one the biggest fights of the coming weekend, super welterweight Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KOs) takes on former world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) Saturday night in Chihuahua,…
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