Broadway Boxing card finalized

DiBella Entertainment has the undercard for this Saturday’s Broadway Boxing event at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The card is headlined by a 10-round clash between popular lightweight Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard (25-1, 14 KOs) and Yardley Armenta Cruz (22-8, 12 KOs), now fighting out of Sacramento, CA.

In the eight-round co-main event, popular women’s junior lightweight contender Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (20-1, 1 KO), of Providence, RI, battles Calixta Silgado (15-8-3, 10 KOs), of Tolu, Colombia. Continue reading “Broadway Boxing card finalized”

DiBella Entertainment has the undercard for this Saturday’s Broadway Boxing event at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The card is headlined by a 10-round clash between popular lightweight Matt…
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Juarez-Dogboe OK’d for vacant interim 122lb belt

Breaking news from the WBO Convention: Dogboe to fight Juarez for the vacant interim junior featherweight belt.

By David Finger

Undefeated Ghanaian contender and reigning WBO International junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe may be the biggest winner at today’s Championship & Ratings Committee meeting at the WBO 30th Annual Congress. Reigning champion Jessie Magdaleno was forced to drop out of his November fight with #1 contender Cesar Juarez, and his medical notification indicated he would not be available to fight until March or April.

“We don’t want to wait that long,” President Valcarcel said of the notification. Continue reading “Juarez-Dogboe OK’d for vacant interim 122lb belt”

Breaking news from the WBO Convention: Dogboe to fight Juarez for the vacant interim junior featherweight belt. By David Finger Undefeated Ghanaian contender and reigning WBO International junior featherweight champion…
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Trampler: Mike Reed can upset Jose Ramirez

Undefeated Top-10 contender Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed loves home cooking and on Saturday, November 11, he is looking forward to digging into several servings at the expense of Olympian super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez. Reed (23-0, 12 KOs), from Waldorf, MD, is all that stands between Ramírez (20-0, 15 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., and his first world title shot. The WBC has already sanctioned the fight between Ramírez and Amir Imam, world-rated #3 and #1, respectively, for the vacant WBC super lightweight world title. Continue reading “Trampler: Mike Reed can upset Jose Ramirez”

Undefeated Top-10 contender Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed loves home cooking and on Saturday, November 11, he is looking forward to digging into several servings at the expense of Olympian super…
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of South African Boxing

By Clinton van der Berg

Ron Jackson, SuperSport’s long-time boxing correspondent, has just published “Champions,” an illustrated encyclopedia of South African boxing. A labor of love that took the best part of a decade to finish, the 486-page tome is a remarkable work that tells the full story of local boxing. While there have been other such books, chiefly Chris Greyvenstein’s “The Fighters” in the late 1980’s, Jackson’s work distinguishes itself because it is the first time the history of SA’s black boxers has been formally recognized.

Jackson and Andre de Vries, the country’s foremost record keeper, spent many hours scouring old newspapers, newsletters and scrapbooks to reflect the significant – and generally untold – story of SA’s black boxing, from illustrious early hero Jake Tuli to modern greats like Vuyani Bungu and Welcome Ncita. Continue reading “Illustrated Encyclopedia of South African Boxing”

By Clinton van der Berg Ron Jackson, SuperSport’s long-time boxing correspondent, has just published “Champions,” an illustrated encyclopedia of South African boxing. A labor of love that took the best…
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WBO day three kicks off with officials seminars

By David Finger
Photos: Mario Vega and Robert Richards

Day three of the WBO 30th annual congress kicked off at 1 in the afternoon inn Wednesday, October 25. The late start gave members the opportunity to explore Havana in the morning before the ship left Cuba at 5pm.

Although no business was conducted that afternoon, it was nonetheless an important day with the officials seminars taking place that afternoon in the Maui room.

It had been a rough year for boxing judges with fans and in the media, but although boxing judges took a hit with some controversial decisions, the exceptional training that was conducted by the WBO might have mollified some of the fans and pundits had they also had the opportunity to sit in on the judges training seminars. Continue reading “WBO day three kicks off with officials seminars”

By David Finger Photos: Mario Vega and Robert Richards Day three of the WBO 30th annual congress kicked off at 1 in the afternoon inn Wednesday, October 25. The late…
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Joshua: Americans all talking about U.K. fighters

Unified WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) worked out in front of approximately 1,400 fans on Wednesday at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales, just three days before he squares off against Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs) this Saturday. Joshua-Takam is the first of two consecutive heavyweight world bouts on SHOWTIME. Next Saturday, Nov. 4, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title in a rematch with Bermane Stiverne.

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

“I think the UK has been sending a statement for a long time,” said Joshua. “It wasn’t so long ago that U.K. heavyweights or boxers weren’t getting a look. Now, all the Americans are talking about U.K. fighters. We’ve definitely been sending a statement over to the States for a long time.

“[Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder] can watch me a million times but it’s so different when you get in these ropes. When you get in here, you can watch somebody a million times, but it’s a different challenge when you face someone face-to-face.”

Unified WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) worked out in front of approximately 1,400 fans on Wednesday at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales, just three days before…
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Briseño debuts Friday on Telemundo

Lightweight Salvador “Buffon” Briseño (13-2, 7 KOs) will make his Telemundo debut this Friday. He will take on defending WBO Latino champion Antonio “Toño” Moran (22-2, 15 KOs). The bout will take place at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City, Mexico. The 10 rounder will air on Boxeo Telemundo.

Both fighters are natives of Mexico but it will be Moran who is the local favorite in the event billed as Civil War II. Briseño acknowledges that he is the underdog going in but is confident he can pull off the upset. Continue reading “Briseño debuts Friday on Telemundo”

Lightweight Salvador “Buffon” Briseño (13-2, 7 KOs) will make his Telemundo debut this Friday. He will take on defending WBO Latino champion Antonio “Toño” Moran (22-2, 15 KOs). The bout…
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Fighters make weight for Gala in Haiti

By Héctor Villarreal

Haitian lightweight Evens Pierre (28-1, 18 KOs) weighed in the limit of the division to defend his WBA Fedelatin title against Mexican Jesus Laguna (21-10-2, 18 KOs) who needed an extra hour to make 135 pounds at the official ceremony held at Royal Oasis Hotel.

Pierre’s fourth defense of the regional belt heads the Gala Des Champions III event promoted by Jacques Deschamps Fils’ Boxe Internationale on Thursday Night at the Karibe Convention Center in Port Au Prince, Haiti which includes other two regional titles. Continue reading “Fighters make weight for Gala in Haiti”

By Héctor Villarreal Haitian lightweight Evens Pierre (28-1, 18 KOs) weighed in the limit of the division to defend his WBA Fedelatin title against Mexican Jesus Laguna (21-10-2, 18 KOs)…
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WBO officials visit historic Havana Boxing Gym

Report/Photos: David Finger

The conclusion of business at noon on day two of the 30th annual WBO congress gave most of the members time to explore the city through an organized tour with Norwegian Sky, but a handful of officials weren’t about to pass up a stop in boxing’s Mecca without an opportunity to visit of the the sports most storied gyms: the Rafael Trejo Gimnasio Boxeo in downtown Havana.

Daniel Sandoval, a referee from the Southwest, and Benoit Roussel, a boxing judge from Montreal Quebec, brought with them some boxing equipment (including hand wraps, mouth guards, and boxing gloves) which they donated to the gym. The donations were quickly distributed to the children assembled for the afternoon workout. Continue reading “WBO officials visit historic Havana Boxing Gym”

Report/Photos: David Finger The conclusion of business at noon on day two of the 30th annual WBO congress gave most of the members time to explore the city through an…
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New Faces: Rene Tellez

By Robert Coster

Be on the lookout for unbeaten 18-year-old junior lightweight standout Rene Tellez (10-0, 6 KOs). He’s a young star in a hurry, hoping to showcase his talent in the United States very soon.

Tellez remembers the day he fell in love with boxing. It was in his native city of Queretaro, Mexico, when as an 11-year-old he went with a cousin to see his first boxing card. Continue reading “New Faces: Rene Tellez”

By Robert Coster Be on the lookout for unbeaten 18-year-old junior lightweight standout Rene Tellez (10-0, 6 KOs). He’s a young star in a hurry, hoping to showcase his talent…
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WBSS: Brant-Braehmer Final Presser

Super middleweights Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) went head-to-head at the final press conference before their Ali Trophy quarter-final clash on Friday in Schwerin, Germany.

“Juergen has done it all, seen it all, but he hasn’t fought me,” said 27-year-old Brant. “I am very confident that I will win on Friday. I have to be sharp mentally, but I feel in better shape than ever in every way. I know it’s a cliché to say that, but on Friday the crowd and the world will see what I am talking about.” Continue reading “WBSS: Brant-Braehmer Final Presser”

Super middleweights Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) went head-to-head at the final press conference before their Ali Trophy quarter-final clash on Friday in Schwerin,…
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2017 WBO Congress Day 2

Report/Photos: David Finger

Day two at the WBO’s 30th annual congress began bright and early at 8am on Tuesday, October 24th. The congress kicked off in the Stardust Theater onboard the Norwegian Sky cruise line and it began on a somber note. Three notable members of the WBO family passed away this year and WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel took time to speak about Luis A Perez, (who was chairman of the ratings committee), Rudy Paz (a beloved member from Arizona), and noted Boxing publicist Mario Rivera Martino. They then played a short video commentating the life of Luis Perez, who was one of President Valcarcel’s closest aides in the WBO.

The first order of business was the Treasurer’s report and the financial health of the WBO remained strong in 2017 as the WBO maintained a healthy $1.2 million in the bank after a revenue increase of $200,056. Continue reading “2017 WBO Congress Day 2”

Report/Photos: David Finger Day two at the WBO’s 30th annual congress began bright and early at 8am on Tuesday, October 24th. The congress kicked off in the Stardust Theater onboard…
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Jacobs-Arias undercard set

The off-TV undercard has officially been set for the Saturday, Nov. 11 showdown between Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs and undefeated Luis Arias at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and televised live on HBO.

As previously announced, opening the telecast will be super lightweights Cletus Seldin and Roberto Ortiz squaring off in a 10-round bout. In the chief-support bout, exciting heavyweight Jarrell Miller looks to stake his claim on a heavyweight title shot and in his way is Polish giant Mariusz Wach. Continue reading “Jacobs-Arias undercard set”

The off-TV undercard has officially been set for the Saturday, Nov. 11 showdown between Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs and undefeated Luis Arias at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans…
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DeGale, Selby to defend IBF belts Dec 9

IBF super-middleweight world champion James DeGale and IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby will defend their belts on a huge night of boxing at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday December 9th. Opponents are TBA.

Promoter Frank Warren said: “I am delighted James and Lee are showcasing their talents on our last big show in London this year. I expect it to be a special night for James, defending his world title in his home city for the first time. Selby is a class operator and should he come through this fight, we will be looking to make the long-awaited fight with Josh (Warrington) in 2018. Rising stars Anthony Yarde and Daniel Dubois will also feature on this unmissable card and I know fans will be in for a real treat.”

IBF super-middleweight world champion James DeGale and IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby will defend their belts on a huge night of boxing at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday…
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Nacho Beristain/JC Chavez Jr Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hall of Fame Mexican trainer Nacho Beristain has commented to Fightnews.com® that he did not travel from Mexico City to the United States on Tuesday to start training former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. because of a lack of communication. “I will wait for about 15 days for the start of the training to be confirmed for his possible return in December,” said Beristain, “otherwise I will continue my daily work at the Romanza Gym.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Hall of Fame Mexican trainer Nacho Beristain has commented to Fightnews.com® that he did not travel from Mexico City to the United States on Tuesday to…
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Wilder: If Stiverne beats me, I will retire

By Robert Hough

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder; his Nov. 4 opponent Bermane Stiverne, a late replacement for Luis Ortiz, who failed a drug test; and promoter Lou DiBella took part in a conference call Tuesday to discuss the fight.

Lou DiBella: “Bermane Stiverne has absolutely nothing to lose. He must feel like this is Christmas Day.”

Bermane Stiverne: “I always thought the fight was never going to happen with Deontay and Ortiz. When they announced it, the first thing I thought was, ‘This fight is not gonna happen so I gotta get ready for it.’ I’ve known Ortiz since 2004. He’s always been who he is now. In the first fight with Deontay, everything he gave me, I ate it for breakfast and I was a sick man.”

Deontay Wilder: “If you ate my punches for breakfast, I hope you left room for lunch, baby. The way I feel about boxing, if Bermain Stiverne beats me, I will retire. If I lose to him, I’m done. I’m out. That’s it. I might move to MMA or some shit!” Continue reading “Wilder: If Stiverne beats me, I will retire”

By Robert Hough WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder; his Nov. 4 opponent Bermane Stiverne, a late replacement for Luis Ortiz, who failed a drug test; and promoter Lou DiBella took…
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Anthony Joshua: Ready for Takam, Wilder, Everything

By Robert Hough

Anthony Joshua was sure he’d finished Vladimir Klitschko after dropping him in the fifth round of their heavyweight title fight. A round later, the Englishman was scraping himself off the Wembley Stadium canvas. The 28-year-old Englishman (19-0, 19 KOs), who finished that fight with an 11th-round TKO, fights again on Saturday, facing Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs), with an enlightened perspective that’s come from the battle for the crown. The fight in Cardiff, Wales, will be shown live on Showtime at 5 pm ET.

Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

“When you watch a George Foreman and Ron Lyle kind of fight or an Ali and Foreman fight where a bit of their soul and spirit disappears, I always wondered how they were doing it and how they were taking those shots,” Joshua said recently during a conference call. “You always question how, why, and what makes people do what they do. Until I went through it, I would always watch boxing, but now I don’t just watch it, I understand it. I know the thing that you can’t be taught is how to survive in the trenches I just feel like my heart is very big and I wear it on my sleeve in this sport.” Continue reading “Anthony Joshua: Ready for Takam, Wilder, Everything”

By Robert Hough Anthony Joshua was sure he’d finished Vladimir Klitschko after dropping him in the fifth round of their heavyweight title fight. A round later, the Englishman was scraping…
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Petalcorin to fight in Melbourne on Nov 10

Former world champion Randy “Razor” Petalcorin of General Santos City will be facing former WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight and Indonesian light flyweight champion Oscar Raknafa of Indonesia on November 10 at the Malvern Town Halll in Melbourne, Australia. It will be a 10-round non-title fight according to Jim Claude Manangquil, CEO of Sanman Promotions. Petalcorin (27-2-1, 20 KOs) is handled by Sanman Promotions and Peter Maniatis of Australia.

“I’m happy to be fighting back in Melbourne. Last time was not great but I will make sure I will have a good performance on Nov. 10,” said the 25-year old Petalcorin. Continue reading “Petalcorin to fight in Melbourne on Nov 10”

Former world champion Randy “Razor” Petalcorin of General Santos City will be facing former WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight and Indonesian light flyweight champion Oscar Raknafa of Indonesia on November 10…
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Getting ready for the 96th WBA Convention

The World Boxing Association (WBA) 96th Convention will start within a week. The boxing environment can be felt in Medellin, the city that will be hosting this event promising to build even stronger bonds between Colombia and the world’s oldest boxing association. The event will start on Monday 30 with a moving tribute to Kid Pambele during the opening dinner and will last through Thursday, November 2nd. “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya and “The Executioner” Bernard Hopkins are among those planning to attend.


The event final preparations are moving forward at top speed. This convention promises to offer many novelties in comparison to previous conventions and aim to be beneficial to the city. The association will discuss topics for improving this activity in the global arena and also how this sport can be used as a mean for social development. Continue reading “Getting ready for the 96th WBA Convention”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) 96th Convention will start within a week. The boxing environment can be felt in Medellin, the city that will be hosting this event promising to…
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Kovalev-Shabranskyy co-feature announced

The upcoming battle between former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Vyacheslav “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy already has fans buzzing. Now this much-anticipated event on Saturday, November 25 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden will also include another exciting bout in the light heavyweight division between Cuban Sullivan Barrera (20-1, 14 KOs) and former WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Felix “Mangu” Valera (15-1, 13 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. The bout will serve as the televised co-feature of HBO World Championship Boxing telecast which begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. This bout is presented by Main Events in association with Shuan Boxing Promotions, LLC.

The upcoming battle between former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Vyacheslav “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy already has fans buzzing. Now this much-anticipated event on Saturday, November 25…
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Devon Alexander returns Nov 21

Former 147-pound world champion Devon Alexander will battle rugged contender Walter Castillo in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, Nov. 21 from The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The 10-round bout will headline a show promoted by Warriors Boxing and Fire Fist Boxing Promotions and features a 10-round co-main event between unbeaten welterweight prospect Miguel Cruz against once-beaten David Grayton. Two of the fighting Russell brothers, Antonio and Antuanne, brothers of featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr., will enter the ring in separate six-round matches.

Former 147-pound world champion Devon Alexander will battle rugged contender Walter Castillo in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX…
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Braehmer: I am not underestimating Brant

Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) has respect for Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs), but is confident in advancing to the semi-finals after Friday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final clash in Schwerin, Germany. “I have never underestimated an opponent and I will not underestimate Brant either,” said 39-year-old Braehmer at Tuesday’s public workout in Schwerin.

All the seeded fighters in the World Boxing Super Series have won their quarter-finals. Fourth seed super middleweight Braehmer is aiming to do the same, but he takes his upcoming challenge very seriously. Continue reading “Braehmer: I am not underestimating Brant”

Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) has respect for Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs), but is confident in advancing to the semi-finals after Friday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final clash in Schwerin, Germany.…
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WBO 30th Annual Congress sets sail on the Norwegian Sky cruise ship

By David Finger

The 30th annual WBO Congress formally set sail Monday, October 23 on the cruise ship Norwegian Sky. The ship set sail from Miami and is set to stop in Havana, Cuba before sailing on to the Bahamas. The Congress had an informal reception after the ship left Miami where president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel briefly spoke to the members in attendance. Business is set to kick off on Tuesday morning at 8AM.

By David Finger The 30th annual WBO Congress formally set sail Monday, October 23 on the cruise ship Norwegian Sky. The ship set sail from Miami and is set to…
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Whyte: Wilder is a disgrace

WBC #3 heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte says he’s going to make life hell for Robert Helenius when they clash for the WBC silver title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday night. Whyte wants to secure a showdown with WBC king Deontay Wilder in 2018 and knows that an impressive win over Helenius will take him a giant step towards that goal.

“Wilder is a disgrace,” said Whyte. “I want to get into a position to fight for his belt because he is not going to do it voluntarily. They will say AJ is number one. He has multiple belts and he’s the only one who is fighting the names. Wilder is a chump, he’s not fought a mandatory in two years and Joseph Parker is defending his title on YouTube so that shows his level. That says it all. Continue reading “Whyte: Wilder is a disgrace”

WBC #3 heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte says he’s going to make life hell for Robert Helenius when they clash for the WBC silver title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on…
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WBO 30th Congress kicks off with golf tournament featuring Terence Crawford

By David Finger

The 30th annual WBO Congress kicked off on Sunday, October 22 in Miami, with the ever-popular golf tournament. The tournament started at 1 pm at the Delaire Country Club, in Delray Beach, Florida.


WBO undisputed jr. welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford took part in the event and even received some coaching from WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. In the end, the winner of the tournament was Tomas Schmidt.

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By David Finger The 30th annual WBO Congress kicked off on Sunday, October 22 in Miami, with the ever-popular golf tournament. The tournament started at 1 pm at the Delaire…
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