Lomachenko: I am promising to squash him

WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko says he’s going to “squash” WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, who moving up two weight divisions to challenge him. The two two-time Olympic gold medalists collide December 9 on ESPN at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC.

[On whether Rigondeaux will come at him] No, I don’t think he’s going to be doing that. He has never done that in his whole career. When he goes forward he falls down in the ring. I don’t think he’s going to be doing that. Continue reading “Lomachenko: I am promising to squash him”

WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko says he’s going to “squash” WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, who moving up two weight divisions to challenge him. The two two-time Olympic…
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Rigondeaux: It is going to be a massacre

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux says he’s going to “massacre” WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, despite moving up two weight divisions. The two two-time Olympic gold medalists collide December 9 on ESPN at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC.

[On moving up to 130 pounds] I went up to 130 because it was the only way I could get this fight made. I would rather it have been at a lower weight, but I want to show the world that I can do it by moving up two weight classes. Continue reading “Rigondeaux: It is going to be a massacre”

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux says he’s going to “massacre” WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, despite moving up two weight divisions. The two two-time Olympic gold medalists collide…
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Ex-champ Haskins returns Dec 15

Former IBF bantamweight champion Lee Haskins will return to action on December 15th at the Merthyr Leisure Centre in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Haskins’ last fight was a points loss against Belfast boxer Ryan Burnett for the IBF world title back in June. An injury suffered during the contest forced Haskins to delay a return to the ring but the former champion is now fully recovered and has his eye on recapturing his world championship belt. Continue reading “Ex-champ Haskins returns Dec 15”

Former IBF bantamweight champion Lee Haskins will return to action on December 15th at the Merthyr Leisure Centre in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Haskins’ last fight was a points loss against…
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Corcoran: I Will Beat Horn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #10 Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) is confident he will defeat WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) when they clash in Brisbane, Australia on December 13. “I’m very confident that I’ll do a job on Jeff Horn. He beat Pacquiao when he was at the end of his career. I’m going to beat him!

“He’s there to be beat… I was looking at him a few weeks ago and he’s very beatable for a world title. I was happy to get the fight, there are big things ahead. I’m not looking ahead of this, but Horn is! He’s talking about more fights. I’m just looking to beat him up and then see what happens after!”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #10 Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) is confident he will defeat WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) when they clash…
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Roach dominates Perez, remains unbeaten

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

In the main event, Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. remained undefeated with a 10-round unanimous decision over a very game Rey Perez of Laguna, Philippines. Roach was sharp with his punches in the bout. After a Perez flurry in the second round, Roach beat Perez to the punch for the remainder of the contest.

By the late rounds, Roach was able to compete and win exchanges with the tough Perez. All three judges (Braslow, Wallace and Gradowski) scored the bout 99-91 for Roach, who is now 16-0, six KO’s. Perez falls to 21-9, six KO’s. Continue reading “Roach dominates Perez, remains unbeaten”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill In the main event, Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. remained undefeated with a 10-round unanimous decision over a…
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Nuñez outpoints Arias in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Fulfilling what had been predicted as a war, Cuban Leosdan Nuñez (6-0, 5 KOs) and Dominican Jonathan “El Agua” Arias (17-14,15 KOs) battled intensely during the eight rounds of their fight in the super flyweight division which headed the card to commemorate the centenary of the Professional Boxing Commission of Panama.

The undefeated Nuñez had never fought more than 4 rounds and this was the first time he went down to 115 pounds but he resisted the pressure from Arias, who got a point deducted on round 7 and suffered a knockdown in the final seconds of the fight held at the Sheraton Hotel in Panama City. Two judges scored the fight 78-73 and the other one 77-74, all three in favor of Nuñez who won by unanimous decision in the toughest fight of his young career. Continue reading “Nuñez outpoints Arias in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Fulfilling what had been predicted as a war, Cuban Leosdan Nuñez (6-0, 5 KOs) and Dominican Jonathan “El Agua” Arias (17-14,15 KOs) battled intensely during the eight…
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Weights from 2300 Arena in Philly

Tyrone Brunson 155 vs. Manny Woods 153.5
Brandon Robinson 166 vs. Christopher Brooker 165.5
Jaron Ennis 148.5 vs. George Sosa 148.5
Omar Douglas 131 vs. Isaias Martin Gonzalez 131
Shamsuddeen Justice 141 vs. Latorie Woodberry TBA
Rashheed Johnson 145.5 vs. Kashon Hutchinson 144
Kyrone Davis 158 vs. Jaime Barboza 157
Joe Hanks 251 vs. Joel Caudle 255.5
Colby Madison 240.5 vs. Randy Easton 232
Romuel Cruz 121 vs. Rondarrius Hunter 115
Christopher Burgos 136.5 vs. Gerado Tiburcio 134.5
Marcus Bates 122.5 vs. Antonio Rodriguez 121

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
1st Bell: 6:45 PM ET
TV: Eleven Sports –9:30 PM ET

Tyrone Brunson 155 vs. Manny Woods 153.5 Brandon Robinson 166 vs. Christopher Brooker 165.5 Jaron Ennis 148.5 vs. George Sosa 148.5 Omar Douglas 131 vs. Isaias Martin Gonzalez 131 Shamsuddeen…
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Weights from the SugarHouse Casino in Philly

Joey Dawejko 242 vs. Kelvin Nunez 260.4
Christian Carto 118.6 vs. Luis Saavedra 118.3
Branden Pizarro 135.6 vs. Christian Rivera 135.4
Sammy Teah 139.6 vs. Maynard Allison 139.3
Darmani Rock 252.5 vs. Carlos Cotto 248.8
Jeremy Cuevas 136.2 vs. Jose M. Castro 136.7

Venue: Sugar House Casino
Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions

Joey Dawejko 242 vs. Kelvin Nunez 260.4 Christian Carto 118.6 vs. Luis Saavedra 118.3 Branden Pizarro 135.6 vs. Christian Rivera 135.4 Sammy Teah 139.6 vs. Maynard Allison 139.3 Darmani Rock…
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All Star Boxing inks Antonio “Toño” Moran

All Star Boxing, Inc has added a new wave of talent to its roster this week by announcing the signing of prospect Antonio “Toño” Moran to a multi-year contract. Moran, a young fighter who is coming off an impressive win in the Telemundo Fall Series, is knocking on the door of a world title opportunity as early as the first quarter of 2018.

Standing at 6 Feet 1 Inch Moran, a lengthy lightweight who compiled a 90-10 record in the amateurs, has become a very polished fighter in his young pro career under the guidance of Cuban trainer now residing in Mexico City, Miguel Angel Baro. Continue reading “All Star Boxing inks Antonio “Toño” Moran”

All Star Boxing, Inc has added a new wave of talent to its roster this week by announcing the signing of prospect Antonio “Toño” Moran to a multi-year contract. Moran,…
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WBO 108lb champ Tanaka renounces his belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten two-time world champion Kosei Tanaka (10-0, 6 KOs) has renounced his WBO junior flyweight championship and will move up to the flyweight category to pursue his third belt.

His manager/promoter and ex-WBC 122-pound titlist Kiyoshi Hatanaka has sent a formal letter to the WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel to declare his champion’s relinquishment, saying as follows:

“We, Tanaka and I, express our utmost appreciation of your precious guidance and leadership in Tanaka having acquired the WBO 105-pound and 108-pound championships, and sincerely wish that the WBO will newly rank Tanaka in the 112-pound category so that he will try to obtain his third WBO belt.” Continue reading “WBO 108lb champ Tanaka renounces his belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Unbeaten two-time world champion Kosei Tanaka (10-0, 6 KOs) has renounced his WBO junior flyweight championship and will move up to the flyweight…
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Shot of the Day

Female fighting superstars Claressa Shields and Cris Cyborg were on hand today in Detroit for UFC media day.

Female fighting superstars Claressa Shields and Cris Cyborg were on hand today in Detroit for UFC media day.

CBSSN Weights from Rhode Island

Toka Kahn-Clary 125 vs. John Vincent Moralde 125
Fabio Turchi 200 vs. Demetrius Banks 201
Irvin Gonzalez 126 vs. Marlon Olea 126
Nick DeLomba 140 vs. Louis Cruz 140
Timmy Ramos 126 vs. Phil Davis (1-1), Worcester, MA 128
Poindexter Knight 147 vs. Samuel Forjoe 148
Jeremy Nichols 148 vs. Daniel Sostre 146

Venue: Strand Ballroom and Theatre in Providence, RI
Promoter: Real Deal Boxing
TV: CBSSN

Toka Kahn-Clary 125 vs. John Vincent Moralde 125 Fabio Turchi 200 vs. Demetrius Banks 201 Irvin Gonzalez 126 vs. Marlon Olea 126 Nick DeLomba 140 vs. Louis Cruz 140 Timmy…
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Miguel Cotto’s “Final” Final Press Conference

WBO jr middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and challenger Sadam Ali had their final press conference before their HBO-televised clash on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This will be the last fight in the illustrious career of the 37-year-old, four division world champion Cotto, who is a certain future Boxing Hall of Famer.

Photo: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

Miguel Cotto: On Saturday, I’ll be the same Miguel you watched for the last 16 years. I’m going to be a warrior inside the ring. I’m going to do my best as always for the benefit of my family.

Sadam Ali: I know there’s a lot of people saying this might not be a good fight. Everybody can say what they want, but when we get in there Saturday night you’re gonna see an amazing fight.

WBO jr middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and challenger Sadam Ali had their final press conference before their HBO-televised clash on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.…
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Hearn: Parker fight is the frontrunner

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is the front runner to challenging WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and the fight is closer to happening according to Eddie Hearn but world heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Jarrell Miller could be back up fights if they Parker fight does not happen.

“There are two perfect fights for AJ. Parker and Deontay Wilder. The Wilder fight is unrealistic because of what they want. The Parker fight is a lot closer,” Hearn told SkySports. ”We may look at a WBA mandatory, Dillian Whyte or going to the States to fight Jarrell Miller…there are options but the aim is to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

”Parker is the frontrunner, he’s the guy we want. But we can’t be in a position where this goes on for three weeks then falls through.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is the front runner to challenging WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and the fight is closer to…
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Toka Kahn-Clary returns to Providence

By Jason Marchetti
Photo: Emily Harney

Rhode Island featherweight contender Toka Kahn-Clary (23-1, 16 KOs) headlines a card at the historic Strand Theater in Providence this Friday promoted by Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing.

Kahn-Clary and Holyfield have both hit the ground running in recent months, as Holyfield promotes his fifth event in the past six months while adding to his stable of fighters. Out of his five events, three will have been nationally televised, including this one by CBS Sports Network.

The busy Kahn-Clary is looking to earn his fifth victory in a row since his lone loss and changing promoters last year. Continue reading “Toka Kahn-Clary returns to Providence”

By Jason Marchetti Photo: Emily Harney Rhode Island featherweight contender Toka Kahn-Clary (23-1, 16 KOs) headlines a card at the historic Strand Theater in Providence this Friday promoted by Evander…
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Centenary of Boxing in Panama Weights

By Héctor Villarreal

Undefeated Cuban Leosdan Nuñez (5-0, 4 KOs), hit the scale on 115 pounds and his opponent, Dominican warrior Jonathan “El Agua” Arias (17-13, 15 KOs) weighed 114, for their 8 rounds clash which heads the 5 fights boxing card organized by the Professional Boxing Commission of Panama to commemorate its centenary on Thursday night at Sheraton Hotel in Panama City.

Leosdan Nuñez 115 vs Jonathan Arias 114
Alvin Cedeño 143 vs William Vargas 137.5
Abelardo Gonzalez 143.5 vs Ariel Bethancourt 147
Kelvin Pineda 143.25 vs Eliecer Tenorio 140
Francisco Pachay 118 vs Henry Arrieta 116.25

TV: peleandopanama.com

By Héctor Villarreal Undefeated Cuban Leosdan Nuñez (5-0, 4 KOs), hit the scale on 115 pounds and his opponent, Dominican warrior Jonathan “El Agua” Arias (17-13, 15 KOs) weighed 114,…
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Weights from Oxon Hill

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Golden Boy Promotions card that will take place on Thursday, November 30th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD:

Lamont Roach, Jr. 130.6 vs. Rey Perez 131.2
Jose Lopez 129.4 vs. Avery Sparrow 128.6
Luther Smith 199.4 vs. Lamont Capers 196.2
Manuel Avila 126.7 vs. Diuhl Olguin 125.8
George Rincon 139.4 vs. Jihad Wise 140
Alberto Delgado 166.2 vs. Thomas Williams (will weigh in later tonight)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Here is the scale watch for the Golden Boy Promotions card that will take place on Thursday, November 30th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in…
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Spence-Peterson Kickoff Press Conference

Unbeaten IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. and former champion Lamont Peterson went face-to-face for the first time Wednesday at a press conference in Brooklyn to discuss their world title showdown on January 20 at Barclays Center.

Errol Spence Jr: “You’re going to see the same Errol Spence that you’re used to. I can’t look ahead because I know how dangerous Lamont Peterson is. I’ve been in training camps with him and I know what he can do. I’ve seen too many fighters look down the road and get beat before they get to the big fight. I have to be 100 percent focused and hungry. I’m fully dedicated to this fight.

“Lamont can push me to even greater levels. I feel like he is a better fighter than Kell Brook and has even more heart than Kell Brook and he can bring out the best in me.”

Lamont Peterson: “This is a world title fight and I’m thankful for that. I try not to make too much out of each fight. I just want to take it one fight at a time. I’ve done this for 13 years as a professional. All fights are the same. I’m going to go in there and take care of business…I’m coming to win!”

Unbeaten IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. and former champion Lamont Peterson went face-to-face for the first time Wednesday at a press conference in Brooklyn to discuss their world…
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Bivol to make next defense in the USA

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol’s next fight will take place in the United States. World of Boxing is working with HBO Executive Vice President Peter Nelson to pick a date for Bivol’s second title defense.

“In the first quarter of next year, we plan to organize a fight for Dmitry Bivol in the USA,” stated Andrey Ryabinsky of World of Boxing. “We hope that we will be able to negotiate a deal with one of the top opponents in the division. Dmitry is ready to fight the best and has been asking for a top-rated opponent.”

World of Boxing will partner with Main Events for the event.

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol’s next fight will take place in the United States. World of Boxing is working with HBO Executive Vice President Peter Nelson to pick a…
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Showtime adds DeGale-Truax and Selby-Ramirez

SHOWTIME Sports will live stream two world championship bouts – free to the U.S. audience on social media platforms Saturday, December 9 to close out the network’s 2017 boxing schedule. The digital-only offering will be exclusive in the U.S. on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page.

IBF Super Middleweight World Champion James DeGale (23-1-1, 14 KOs) will headline as he defends his title against former world title challenger Caleb Truax (28-3-2, 18 KOs). In the co-feature, IBF Featherweight World Champion Lee Selby (20-1, 9 KOs) will take on undefeated contender Eduardo Ramirez (20-0-3, 7 KOs). Continue reading “Showtime adds DeGale-Truax and Selby-Ramirez”

SHOWTIME Sports will live stream two world championship bouts – free to the U.S. audience on social media platforms Saturday, December 9 to close out the network’s 2017 boxing schedule.…
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Joshua wants Fury, Parker AND Wilder

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to give former WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, current WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder an opportunity to get in the ring with him.

AJ states Fury needs to get back in shape and that discussions are ongoing with the teams of Parker and Wilder. Continue reading “Joshua wants Fury, Parker AND Wilder”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to give former WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, current WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker…
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Sadam Ali: Cotto is coming to MY territory

Welterweight title challenger Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) hosted a media workout at his gym in Brooklyn ahead of his fight against WBO world junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) set for this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. “I’m really excited to be fighting at MSG against a legend. I know what’s in front of me, and I know what I’m stepping up to. I’m different. I’m a bit of a boxer. I can brawl if I need to. And I have my little tricks.

“My motivation is being on HBO, it being a world title, and my career honestly. People say I didn’t deserve this fight, but they haven’t been paying attention to my career. This is my hometown. I grew up here. Cotto is coming to my territory…he’s got power. I need to focus on not getting stuck. I worked a little bit with Danny Jacobs and Curtis Stevens for this fight…I want to thank all the fans who are coming to watch my fight! It’ll be a great one!”

Welterweight title challenger Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) hosted a media workout at his gym in Brooklyn ahead of his fight against WBO world junior middleweight champion Miguel…
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The Moloney Bros: Boxing’s Latest Twin Act

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photo: Team Moloney

Boxing is always looking for a new storyline, something to grab the public’s attention. One angle that has played well over the years are boxing brothers. Early pioneers were the Baer brothers Max and Buddy, with Max reigning briefly was heavyweight champ. In the seventies were the Brothers Spinks- Leon and Michael. The eighties saw the Curry brothers Bruce and Donald, The Canizales crew Gaby and Orlando and the Thai twins Khaosai and Khaokor. More recently, the twin theme has played out with the Charlo Twins Jermall and Jermell both reigning simultaneously at super welterweight, holding the belts of rival organizations.

While at the recent WBA convention in Medellin, Colombia, Fightnews.com® was fortunate enough to meet Australian boxing manager Tony Tolj, who steers the careers of the latest prospects from Down Under, the Moloney Twins- Jason and Andrew. After the convention ended, and call was arranged so we could introduce the rest of the world to the latest twin sensations- Andrew and Jason Moloney. Continue reading “The Moloney Bros: Boxing’s Latest Twin Act”

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Team Moloney Boxing is always looking for a new storyline, something to grab the public’s attention. One angle that has played well over the years…
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Groves-Eubank Jr. Heating Up

Fiery words were exchanged at the kickoff press conference in London before the World Boxing Super Series semi-final bout between WBA super middleweight world champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and IBO beltholder Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1,20 KOs) at the Manchester Arena on February 17.

Chris Eubank Jr: “George seems to be hung up on what I’ll do. He needs to worry about himself. Thinking about me isn’t going to get him anywhere. I’m a man of my word and George, you will not see the end of the twelfth round…He doesn’t have the speed, his defense is poor and his stamina is average at best. The fact that he’s lacking in those things means he won’t be able to compete with me. I’m not a stepping stone. I’m Mount Everest and you’re not going to climb me.”

George Groves: “It’s a semifinal in a tournament I expect to win so it’s a stepping stone, another step on the way for me…Chris Eubank Jr. puts on a façade that he’s able to do everything himself, that he’s a one-man band. But it’s very difficult doing stuff on your own so we’ll see if he starts to make changes and adapt. He’ll have to. Obviously, this is his first really big fight, definitely at super middleweight, and I believe that he is going to fall short in a lot of categories.”

Fiery words were exchanged at the kickoff press conference in London before the World Boxing Super Series semi-final bout between WBA super middleweight world champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs)…
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Lomachenko-Rigondeaux undercard lineup

The undercard is set for the historic collision between world champions Vasily “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko.and.Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux on December 9 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Four bouts will be televised live on ESPN.

Two-time Irish Olympian Michael “Mick” Conlan (4-0, 4 KOs) will be taking on Luis Fernando “El Titi” Molina (4-3-1, 1 KO) in a six-round featherweight bout. Undefeated Top-10 contender Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (21-0, 13 KOs) will battle Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (24-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round bout for the vacant NABO junior lightweight title. The telecast will open with 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (3-0, 1 KO) facing Oscar “El Coyote” Mendoza (4-2, 2 KOs) in a featherweight six-rounder.

Streaming live on the ESPN App, female lightweight Mikaela Mayer (2-0, 2 KOs) faces Nydia “Dha Phenomenal” Feliciano (9-8-3) in a four rounder…two-time world heavyweight title challenger Bryant “By-By” Jennings (20-2, 11 KOs) meets Don “Mr. JBT” Haynesworth (13-1-1, 11 KOs) in an eight-rounder…and Jose “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (8-0-1, 2 KOs) takes on Adan Gonzales (3-1-1, 2 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout.

The undercard is set for the historic collision between world champions Vasily “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko.and.Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux on December 9 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Four bouts will…
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