WBC may honor Mayweather-McGregor winner

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has commented on the possibility of the WBC presenting a prize or a belt to the winner of Mayweather-McGregor bout on August 26 at T-Mobile in Las Vegas. “We must understand that Mayweather represents the world of boxing,” said Sulaiman, “and we are looking at the possibility of participating by delivering a prize or something symbolic to the winner of this fight.”

Sulaiman also stated that that the WBC may order a fight between former world champions Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia for the interim world welterweight championship since reigning champ Thurman is likely out for the remainder of 2017.

Porter is scheduled to fight Puerto Rican Thomas Dulorme on August 26.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has commented on the possibility of the WBC presenting a prize or a belt to the winner of Mayweather-McGregor bout on August…
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Lomachenko, Beltran Q&A Transcript

TODD duBOEF: I would like to welcome everybody to our inaugural U.S.-based promotion that will be live on ESPN, this Saturday, at 10 p.m. ET. There is no other way to start off than with Vasyl Lomachenko. The event in itself, coming from Los Angeles [LA Live’s Microsoft Theater], having Vasyl be the debut fighter, and obviously to be discussing when somebody is pound-for-pound the best, the accolades are there and he has delivered time in and time out in his very short career. Continue reading “Lomachenko, Beltran Q&A Transcript”

TODD duBOEF: I would like to welcome everybody to our inaugural U.S.-based promotion that will be live on ESPN, this Saturday, at 10 p.m. ET. There is no other way…
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Mike Lee headlines Sept 15 in Chicago

Undefeated WBO #10, IBF #12, WBA #13 light heavyweight Mike Lee (19-0-0, 10 KOs), will headline Rosemont Rumble: “Going for 20-0” defending his USBA-IBF title against Aaron “The Quiet Storm” Quattrocchi (10-1-1, 5 KOs) in the 10-round main event on Friday, September 15 at “The Dome at the Ballpark” in Rosemont, Illinois and telecast live on CBS Sports Network.

Presented by Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions, advance tickets priced at $200, $150, $100 and $40, are now on sale through www.HitzBoxing.com.

Undefeated WBO #10, IBF #12, WBA #13 light heavyweight Mike Lee (19-0-0, 10 KOs), will headline Rosemont Rumble: “Going for 20-0” defending his USBA-IBF title against Aaron “The Quiet Storm”…
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Holyfield inks Fredrick Lawson

Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment has signed top welterweight contender Fredrick “El General Okunka” Lawson (25-1, 20 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by their COO, Eric Bentley and Fredrick’s manager Jacob Zwennes of Errol Hawk Sports Management of New Jersey in the United States.

Earlier this year, he returned to the ring with a plan to re-arrange the top of the 147lb. division. Coming off an extended layoff after losing to Kevin Bizier in an IBF final eliminator in November 2015, Lawson bounced back with a win over Sakima Mullings of Jamaica on March 11, 2017 to claim the WBC International Silver Welterweight title at the new Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana.

Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment has signed top welterweight contender Fredrick “El General Okunka” Lawson (25-1, 20 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by…
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Wise, Jenkins battle Sept 8 in Philly

It may be just a six-round fight, but the match between North Philadelphia junior middleweights Isaiah Wise and Fred Jenkins, Jr., is sure to be treated by the fans like a main event when the fighters collide Friday evening, Sept. 8, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

Topping the 10-bout card is an eight-round junior lightweight contest between Avery Sparrow, of Philadelphia, and former four-time Canadian national amateur champion Joey Laviolette, of Nova Scotia, Canada. First fight begins at 7.30 p.m. Continue reading “Wise, Jenkins battle Sept 8 in Philly”

It may be just a six-round fight, but the match between North Philadelphia junior middleweights Isaiah Wise and Fred Jenkins, Jr., is sure to be treated by the fans like…
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Ticket Alert: Linares-Campbell

Tickets for the Sept. 23 showdown between the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and the United Kingdom’s Olympic gold medalist and current No. 1 contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) will go on sale this Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. The scheduled 12-round fight will take place at the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles, California and will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $125, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person.

Tickets for the Sept. 23 showdown between the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and the United Kingdom’s Olympic gold…
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WBC #11 Barrionuevo and WBO #8 Verón set for two-fight series

Two of the most talented Argentinean welterweight prospects will collide twice beginning on October 7 in Buenos Aires. Miguel “La Joya” Barrionuevo (32-3-2, 22 KOs) will face Adrián “Chucky” Verón (21-1, 13 KOs) in a highly awaited bout that will be the main event at a venue to be determined in a presentation promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions/Mario Margossian, televised live by TyC Sports in Argentina and the entire American continent.

In a major agreement between Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Margossian, and Sampson Boxing LLC, of Sampson Lewkowicz, two of their most promising boxers and considered future boxing stars of Argentina will clash twice, one fight promoted by each company. Continue reading “WBC #11 Barrionuevo and WBO #8 Verón set for two-fight series”

Two of the most talented Argentinean welterweight prospects will collide twice beginning on October 7 in Buenos Aires. Miguel “La Joya” Barrionuevo (32-3-2, 22 KOs) will face Adrián “Chucky” Verón…
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Koki, Yap, Ratchasi retain OPBF belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

An OPBF title tripleheader took place on Sunday in Osaka, Japan, with all the defending champions emerging victorious. OPBF middleweight champ Tyson Koki (13-2-2, 11 KOs), 160, kept his belt when he outscored #9 Brandon Lockhart Shane (8-6-1, 7 KOs), 158.5, a Japan-based New Yorker, by a unanimous nod (115-111, 117-109, 119-109) over twelve. OPBF bantam titlist Mark John Yap (27-11, 13 KOs), 118, a Japan-based Filipino, barely retained his title as he came off the canvas three times in the first round and decked ex-national champ Kentaro Masuda (27-8, 15 KOs), 117.5, twice, halting him at 2:59 of the fourth session in a scheduled twelve. OPBF super-welter ruler Ratchasi Sithsaithong (12-4, 8 KOs), 153.25, Thailand, kept his belt by stopping Jumbo Oda Nobunaga Shoten Petagine (10-5, 8 KOs), 153.25, at 1:42 of the eleventh round. The loser announced to hang up gloves for good after this bitter defeat.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat An OPBF title tripleheader took place on Sunday in Osaka, Japan, with all the defending champions emerging victorious. OPBF middleweight champ Tyson Koki…
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DiBella inks Richard Commey

DiBella Entertainment has signed top rated lightweight contender Richard Commey (25-2, 22 KOs), of Accra, Ghana, to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by its President Lou DiBella and Commey’s manager Michael Amoo-bediako. Commey formally signed the deal while in New York for last Saturday’s Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia bout. He will remain in New York and train in Brooklyn under the tutelage of Andre Rozier and Gary Stark Sr. Commey is ranked #4 by the World Boxing Council and #6 by the International Boxing Federation.

DiBella Entertainment has signed top rated lightweight contender Richard Commey (25-2, 22 KOs), of Accra, Ghana, to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by its President Lou DiBella…
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Helebe and Fuzile retain SA titles

By Ron Jackson

South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe and South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile retained their titles over the past weekend at the packed to capacity Orient Theatre in East London.

Helebe (19-6, 9 KOs) made it three wins in a row over Ngema (11-6-2, 8 KOs) when he scored a unanimous 12 rounds points decision. The scores were 116-113, 116-112 and 115-113. Continue reading “Helebe and Fuzile retain SA titles”

By Ron Jackson South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe and South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile retained their titles over the past weekend at the packed to capacity Orient Theatre…
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Vasyl Lomachnecko returns Saturday

By Miguel Maravilla

Two-division world champion WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), of Ukraine returns to the ring this Saturday, August 5, as he takes on tough contender Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs) of Colombia at the Microsoft Theater, at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles televised live on ESPN. Fightnews.com caught up with Lomachenko as he is eager to get back in the ring.

“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,” Vasyl Lomachenko told Fightnews.com

Lomachenko has been training in Oxnard, California with his head trainer and father in preparation for Marriaga. Continue reading “Vasyl Lomachnecko returns Saturday”

By Miguel Maravilla Two-division world champion WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), of Ukraine returns to the ring this Saturday, August 5, as he takes on…
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Moretti: Horn could face Crawford

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti thinks newly crowned WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn could possibly defending the title against Terrance Crawford if Manny Pacquiao decides to retire from boxing to concentrate on his political career.

“Well, I don’t know right now [what will happen with Jeff Horn]. You got the rematch being discussed between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao, so depending on what happens with that decision, it could impact Crawford in some ways or it could not. If Manny decides to retire, then Jeff Horn could look at a fight with Terence Crawford if that made sense for everybody. But like anything else, it’s tough to predict now what’s going to be the case four months from now. You just have to play it out on every angle,” Moretti told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti thinks newly crowned WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn could possibly defending the title against Terrance Crawford if…
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Gallimore calls out super welter champs

World ranked Nathaniel Gallimore (19-1-1, 16 KOs) scored an impressive KO over fellow contender Justin DeLoach this past Sunday. It was the second consecutive upset for Gallimore in as many fights. He knocked out previously unbeaten Jeison Rosario back in April.

Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Gallimore entered his last fight ranked #15 by the WBA and DeLoach (17-2, 9 KOs) was ranked #4 by the IBF and ranked by two more of the major sanctioning bodies. The result of the fight could possibly lead to Gallimore being ranked across the board by all the sanctioning bodies. Fightnews caught up with him shortly after his fight. Continue reading “Gallimore calls out super welter champs”

World ranked Nathaniel Gallimore (19-1-1, 16 KOs) scored an impressive KO over fellow contender Justin DeLoach this past Sunday. It was the second consecutive upset for Gallimore in as many…
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Herrera and Soto Karass promise a war

By Miguel Maravilla

Photo: Kyte Monroe/BoxStats

Southern California welterweights Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside and Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will clash this Friday August 4th on the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN main event at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California in what will be a guaranteed fan friendly action fight.

Fightnews.com® caught up with both fighters as they talked about their upcoming matchup. Continue reading “Herrera and Soto Karass promise a war”

By Miguel Maravilla Southern California welterweights Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside and Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Los…
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Crawford-Indongo gathers interest

The world super lightweight championship clash between Terrence Crawford and Julius Indongo is attracting the interest of everyone. The belts of all four major organizations will be on the line as Crawford defends his WBC and WBO belts, and Idondgo defends his WBA and IBF belts.

Undisputed four-belt world champions are very rare in boxing, but one will be crowned August 19 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. ESPN will televise the event.

The world super lightweight championship clash between Terrence Crawford and Julius Indongo is attracting the interest of everyone. The belts of all four major organizations will be on the line…
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WBSS: WBC announces Muhammad Ali belt

Winners of the World Boxing Super Series will not only win the WBSS Muhammad Ali Trophy. The WBC has announced that the winners will also receive the WBC Muhammad Ali Diamond Belt. In the statement, the WBC said “The WBC fully supports this tournament as it is a concept which will bring many good fights in two divisions with some of the best fighters in the world.”

Winners of the World Boxing Super Series will not only win the WBSS Muhammad Ali Trophy. The WBC has announced that the winners will also receive the WBC Muhammad Ali…
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WBO#9 Hisada keeps Japanese 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Japanese national light-flyweight champ WBO#9 Tetsuya Hisada (29-9-2, 17 KOs), 108, scored his first defense when he chalked up a fine TKO victory over formerly world challenger Atsushi Kakutani (19-6-1, 12 KOs), 107.5, at 2:54 of the eighth round on Friday in Osaka, Japan. Having acquired the vacant belt by defeating Kenichi Horikawa on points this April, Hisada had a tough time coping with the taller jabber in the first half, after which the open scoring system showed the challenger was leading: 49-46, 49-47 for Kakutani, 48-47 for Hisada.

The champ accelerated his attack from the sixth on, battering the bread basket of the taller opponent to have him retreating and slowing down. The seventh saw the champ connect with a vicious left hook to the face, dropping Kakutani to the deck. Hisada, in round eight, brought him to a standstill with a barrage of punches, when the ref declared a well-timed halt to save the loser. Kakutani had an ambitious crack at the WBC 108-pound belt against Adrian Confesor Hernandez in Mexico city in 2013, when he decked the champ in the first round but was demolished in the fourth session. Hisada showed his resilience and relentless attack in the fatal canto.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Japanese national light-flyweight champ WBO#9 Tetsuya Hisada (29-9-2, 17 KOs), 108, scored his first defense when he chalked up a fine TKO victory over…
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Q&A: Carlos Adames

By Robert Coster

In the talent-filled welterweight division, 23-year-old Carlos Adames appears to be set to enter the elite of that weight class. Last week, the young Dominican boxer demonstrated his power and skills by winning a clearcut decision over ex-world champion Carlos Molina, a boxer that hadn’t lost a fight in 3 years.

Adames (L) and Herasme (R). Photo by Francisco Taveras

Adames is presently ranked 6th by the WBA and can now be expected to enter the WBC rankings and move up to top 5 in the WBA. Fightnews reached Carlos Adames along with his manager Jorge Luis Herasme to talk about the fight with Molina and what lays ahead. Continue reading “Q&A: Carlos Adames”

By Robert Coster In the talent-filled welterweight division, 23-year-old Carlos Adames appears to be set to enter the elite of that weight class. Last week, the young Dominican boxer demonstrated…
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The 12th Round — The Middleweight Division FACTS

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

I wish to express my sincere deepest condolences to two very dear persons who have suffered terrible loses this past week. Tom Loeffler lost his Mother and Miguel DePablos lost his father. The boxing family is great as we all unite in difficult moments and I am certain Tom and Miguel feel the warmth from all over the world joining them in prayers and hope for prompt resignation.

I am back from a summer vacation cruise with my wife and kids. For the first time ever I turned off my phone and didn’t open my email in 7 days. The greatest time! I had forgotten how to live the moment and cherish what is happening NOW.

Then came reality, open my laptop and Boom there I found endless emails of all sorts. One can easily put in perspective the role that at times I have to play as President of the WBC. One email simply read… “Since you have not responded we have no other alternative but to take you to court“ !!!!!! I couldn’t believe it! Continue reading “The 12th Round — The Middleweight Division FACTS”

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son I wish to express my sincere deepest condolences to two very dear persons who have suffered terrible loses this past week.…
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Walker wins Ohio Jr. Middleweight Championship; McCreary remains undefeated

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder

The Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio served as the backdrop to a great night of boxing Saturday evening. With Mother Nature on their side to provide a beautiful sky and cool temperatures, promoter Troy Speakman, along with, event coordinator Steve Weaver produced a quality event named “Duel in the Park”.

The main event of the evening was the fight of the night. The 8-round bout had defending champion, Zak Rollins’ Ohio Jr. Middleweight Championship on the line. Zak would face an undefeated challenger in Jamie Walker. The fight, which provided a lot of action, showcased both fighters’ skills. Rollins, who worked from the southpaw position, was able to find early success with a lead overhand right. He was, also, able to mix in a lead left from the southpaw position in the first two rounds. Round 3 found challenger, Walker, coming out aggressive. Rollins still fired the lead left, then immediately after, Walker pushed forward delivering body work and pressure. This constant forward movement had Rollins firing back against the ropes. Continue reading “Walker wins Ohio Jr. Middleweight Championship; McCreary remains undefeated”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder The Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio served as the backdrop to a great night of boxing Saturday evening. With Mother Nature on…
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New WBO 112lb champ Kimura returns in triumph

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

In Western countries, the number of thirteen might be ominous, but it’s a fortunate number for the Japanese boxing fraternity. Newly crowned WBO flyweight champ Sho Kimura is our thirteenth current world titleholder, who made a triumphal return on Saturday from Shanghai where he dethroned defending champ and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming by an eleventh round stoppage. It’s a come-from-behind TKO for Kimura, a prefight underdog, turned loose with a flurry of punches to floor the champ Zou and halt him thereafter. He had been trailing on points after the tenth—97-93, 96-94 for Zou, and 94-96 for Kimura. Handled by his manager/trainer Masayuki Ariyoshi (who also cultivated WBC female 102-pound champ Momo Koseki to seventeen defenses straight) , Kimura jubilantly said, “I suffered a cut in the third round, and couldn’t see well with the right eye thereafter, but kept fighting on. It was my strenuous training thanks to Kaicho (club owner in Japanese) that made me throw so many combinations in the eleventh.” Continue reading “New WBO 112lb champ Kimura returns in triumph”

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat In Western countries, the number of thirteen might be ominous, but it’s a fortunate number for the Japanese boxing fraternity. Newly crowned WBO…
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Williams flattens Gonzalez in one

Undefeated featherweight prospect Tramaine “The Mighty Midget” Williams made a major statement Saturday night, dropping former world title challenger William “Chirizo” Gonzalez three times in the opening round of a sensational performance in the “KO Night Boxing” Rumble on the Water 2″ main event, which aired live on CBS Sports Network from The Queen Mary’s outdoor venue in Long Beach, California. Continue reading “Williams flattens Gonzalez in one”

Undefeated featherweight prospect Tramaine “The Mighty Midget” Williams made a major statement Saturday night, dropping former world title challenger William “Chirizo” Gonzalez three times in the opening round of a…
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Late Results from Long Island

The term “Theatre of the Unexpected” is often used in Boxing, and on Friday night July 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, NY, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing certainly provided the capacity crowd with something they won’t soon forget. The main event saw local hero Anthony “Showtime” Karperis of nearby Hicksville surprisingly get stopped by the Bronx’ Louis Cruz. Continue reading “Late Results from Long Island”

The term “Theatre of the Unexpected” is often used in Boxing, and on Friday night July 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, NY, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing certainly…
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Full Report from Kissimmee

By Damon Gonzalez
Photos: Scott Foster

Daniel “El Alacran” Lozano (14-4, 11 KO’s) from Bowling Green, FL, made his return to the ring Friday night, gaining long sought redemption on the Ford Series Boxeo Telemundo, presented by All Star Boxing, Inc. After a two year lay off, the 27-year-old Lozano took the call on 24 hours notice, stepping in to replace Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez who opted out of the fight due to David “Severo” Carmona (20-5-5, 8 KO’s) inability to make the contracted weight. Continue reading “Full Report from Kissimmee”

By Damon Gonzalez Photos: Scott Foster Daniel “El Alacran” Lozano (14-4, 11 KO’s) from Bowling Green, FL, made his return to the ring Friday night, gaining long sought redemption on…
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Ortiz brutalizes Corral in return

After a 15-month layoff, former WBC welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) scored a brutal fourth round TKO over veteran Saul Corral (23-10, 14 KOs) on Sunday night at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Corral was deducted a point for holding in round three by referee Jack Reiss. Ortiz dropped Corral hard with a left hand in round four. Corral wobbled to his feet and Ortiz quickly finished him. Time was 1:26.

Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

“There are a lot of names out there in the welterweight division,” said Ortiz. “At this point I’m going to let my team guide me, because I’ll always be ready for anybody.”

In a clash of once-beaten 154-pounders, Nathaniel Gallimore (19-1-1, 16 KOs) blasted through Justin DeLoach (17-2, 9 KOs) in five rounds.

Photo: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Gallimore dropped DeLoach in rounds one and two. The bout ended after round five when DeLoach went back to his corner and just collapsed. Continue reading “Ortiz brutalizes Corral in return”

After a 15-month layoff, former WBC welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) scored a brutal fourth round TKO over veteran Saul Corral (23-10, 14 KOs) on Sunday night…
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