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Bohachuck moves to 17-0, 17 KOs

Unbeaten WBC #14 super welterweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuck (17-0, 17 KOs) defeated Carlos Galvan (17-10, 16 KOs) via knockout in the fifth round of a walk-out bout on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Time was 1:40.

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“I felt very well,” said Bohachuck. “It was a quality opponent for a tune-up fight. I fought not too long ago. It was good fight to finish the year. Now it’s time to get some rest and prepare for the next fight.”

In another walk-out bout, super welterweight Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (13-1, 8 KOs) stopped Fernando Carcamo (23-11, 18 KOs) via knockout at 1:46 of the first round.

Unbeaten WBC #14 super welterweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuck (17-0, 17 KOs) defeated Carlos Galvan (17-10, 16 KOs) via knockout in the fifth round of a walk-out bout on Friday…
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Rivera and Laureano remain unbeaten

Heavy-handed Richie “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (16-0, 12 KOs) went up to the cruiserweight division against “Mighty” Joe Jones (11-2, 8 KOs) and scored an eight round shutout on Friday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Scores were 80-72 3x.

In the co-main event, super lightweight “Action” Anthony Laureano (13-0, 4 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision against Angel “Aztec Warrior” Hernandez (17-14-2, 11 KOs) by scores of 79-74, 79-74, 77-76. Continue reading “Rivera and Laureano remain unbeaten”

Heavy-handed Richie “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (16-0, 12 KOs) went up to the cruiserweight division against “Mighty” Joe Jones (11-2, 8 KOs) and scored an eight round shutout on…
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2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 5

Photos: Scott Foster

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing was in full swing Friday. Both the winner’s and challenger’s brackets competed. Winners in the winner’s bracket secured their spot in the finals. Losers in the winner’s bracket have one last shot at redemption tomorrow as they’ll take on the winners from the challenger’s bracket. Those that lost in the challenger’s bracket were eliminated. Continue reading “2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 5”

Photos: Scott Foster The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing was in full swing Friday. Both the winner’s and challenger’s brackets competed. Winners in the winner’s bracket secured their…
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Ortiz KOs Solomon to retain WBA gold title

WBA Gold welterweight champion Vergil Ortiz Jr.(15-0, 15 KOs) overpowered Brad “King” Solomon (28-2, 9 KOs) and stopped him in round five on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Ortiz dropped Solomon with a hard jab in round four. Ortiz battered Solomon to a knee in round five then put him on the deck again to end it. Time was 2:22.

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“I have to give him [Solomon] some credit,” said Ortiz. “He’s difficult to figure out and made me use my brain. I tried to take my time, and not rush things. I had to utilize my jab, figure out the right time to throw a punch. I think I tripped with him with my foot, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. He came to fight. Continue reading “Ortiz KOs Solomon to retain WBA gold title”

WBA Gold welterweight champion Vergil Ortiz Jr.(15-0, 15 KOs) overpowered Brad “King” Solomon (28-2, 9 KOs) and stopped him in round five on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino…
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Weights from Chiriquí, Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Felix Montenegro 117.6 vs Edgar Valencia 116
Yohan Vasquez 125.6 vs Edwin Tercero 127.2
Alexander Duran 144.4 vs Barnie Argüelles 140.5
Yaditza Perez 110. 6 vs Yacksury Gordon 114.8
Roger Saldaña 110 vs Alexander Armuelles 112.6
Teresa Almengor 117.2 vs Evelyn Ortega 114.2
Tony Gomez 133.4 vs Ivan Trejos 140
Jose Beitia 139.6 vs William Gonzalez 144.2
Arnulfo Bejerano 121.4 vs Daniel Lezcano 120.6
Junior Menendez 168 vs Ricardo Rodriguez 155.4
Johan Gonzalez 151.6 vs Jose Angulo 153.8
Iris Bustamante 133 vs Katerine Pescod 138.4

Date: Saturday, December 14th, 7pm
Venue: Gimnasio Escolar Rafael Hernandez, David, Chiriquí, Panama
Promoter: Casa de Campeones Productions
Tickets: $5, $15
TV: YouTube channel Casa de Campeones

By Héctor Villarreal Felix Montenegro 117.6 vs Edgar Valencia 116 Yohan Vasquez 125.6 vs Edwin Tercero 127.2 Alexander Duran 144.4 vs Barnie Argüelles 140.5 Yaditza Perez 110. 6 vs Yacksury…
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Weights from Mexicali

Diego de la Hoya 122.8 vs. Renson Robles 122
Roger Gutierrez 130 vs. Andres Tapia 129.4
William Zepeda 134.4 vs. Jampier Oses 134
Christian Baez 134 vs. Luis Lopez 135

Venue: Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Facebook Watch

Diego de la Hoya 122.8 vs. Renson Robles 122 Roger Gutierrez 130 vs. Andres Tapia 129.4 William Zepeda 134.4 vs. Jampier Oses 134 Christian Baez 134 vs. Luis Lopez 135…
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Weights from Harrisburg, PA

Alycia Baumgardner 130.9 vs. Christina del valle Pacheco 128.4
Carlos Vidal 128.9 vs. Jonathan Perez 128.8
Michael Coffie 273.9 vs. Grover Young 260
Luis Morales 136.8 vs. Ayron Palmer 138.8
Brent Oren 156.4 vs. Dewayne Williams 160.5
Britain Hart 118.3 vs. Unique Harris 118.2
James Bernadin 143 vs. Nick Baez 136.6
Khainell Wheeler 167 vs. Patrick Pierre 167.9
Rodly Lolo 165.5 vs. Mike Diorio 167.9

Venue: Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, PA
Promoter: King’s Promotions
Stream: Facebook Fightnight Live
1st Bell 7 PM ET

Alycia Baumgardner 130.9 vs. Christina del valle Pacheco 128.4 Carlos Vidal 128.9 vs. Jonathan Perez 128.8 Michael Coffie 273.9 vs. Grover Young 260 Luis Morales 136.8 vs. Ayron Palmer 138.8…
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Teshigawara finishes Kawashima, keeps OPBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Former world 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima’s protégé, Hiroaki Teshigawara (21-2-2, 14 KOs) impressively scored his third defense of the OPBF (Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation) super bantam belt –all by knockout–as he exploded a lethal left hook at the chin of Shohei Kawashima in the close seconds of the fifth, floored him badly and the ref counted out the fallen victim on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Also, in the semi-windup, Japanese featherweight titlist Ryo Sagawa (9-1, 4 KOs), 126, retained his national belt in his initial defense by scoring a close but unanimous nod (97-93 twice, 98-92) over Ryo Hino, 126, over ten.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Former world 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima’s protégé, Hiroaki Teshigawara (21-2-2, 14 KOs) impressively scored his third defense of the OPBF (Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation)…
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Mishiro edges Kimura, keeps OPBF 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten elongated Paul Pender stylist, Hironori Mishiro (9-0-1, 3 KOs) squeaked by game and gallant compatriot handled by ex-world champ Yoko Gushiken, Yoshimitsu Kimura (12-2-1, 7 KOs) by a split decision (114-113 twice, 113-114 against him) over twelve see-saw rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
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The elongated jabber Mishiro cleverly handled the aggressive challenger with his constant jabs and right cross counters as well, decking Kimura midway in the first round.  Leading on the tallies by open scoring system after the fourth—38-37 twice for the champ and 37-38 for the challenger, Mishiro patiently kept his fight plan by sticking jabs and countering the onrushing opponent.  After the eighth, Mishiro was in command in the judges’ tallies: all 76-75 three times.  The last four sessions witnessed the talented jabber Mishiro dominating down the stretch, and the official tallies were 114-113 twice, and 113-114 for the challenger. Continue reading “Mishiro edges Kimura, keeps OPBF 130lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten elongated Paul Pender stylist, Hironori Mishiro (9-0-1, 3 KOs) squeaked by game and gallant compatriot handled by ex-world champ Yoko Gushiken, Yoshimitsu Kimura…
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Crawford-Kavaliauskas, Commey-Lopez make weight

Photos: Emily Harney

Terence Crawford 147 vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.6
(WBO welterweight title)
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Richard Commey 134.2 vs. Teofimo Lopez 134.4
(IBF lightweight title)
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Mick Conlan 125.8 vs. Vladimir Nikitin 126
Edgar Berlanga Jr 164.8 vs. Cesar Nunez 164.8
Josue Vargas 139.8 vs. Noel Murphy 138.2
Julian Rodriguez 141.6 vs. Manuel Mendez 140.8

Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN, ESPN+

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Photos: Emily Harney Terence Crawford 147 vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.6 (WBO welterweight title) Richard Commey 134.2 vs. Teofimo Lopez 134.4 (IBF lightweight title) Mick Conlan 125.8 vs. Vladimir Nikitin 126…
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Weights from Ensenada

Carlos Ocampo 153.5 vs. Adolfo Moreshi 153.5
Omar Aguilar 141 vs. Kelvinyer Salazar 139.5
Dubiel Sánchez 156.5 vs. Pavel Miranda 154.5
Ruben Aguilar 140.5 vs. Omar Galindo 140.5
Erick Robles 126 vs. Javier Miranda 127
Jose Lozano 148 vs. Ramón Avilez 149

Venue: Ensenada, BC, Mx
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca

Carlos Ocampo 153.5 vs. Adolfo Moreshi 153.5 Omar Aguilar 141 vs. Kelvinyer Salazar 139.5 Dubiel Sánchez 156.5 vs. Pavel Miranda 154.5 Ruben Aguilar 140.5 vs. Omar Galindo 140.5 Erick Robles…
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Showtime adds another fight to Jan 10 telecast

Showtime has added a second women’s fight to the Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin event on Friday, January 10, at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., as WBA super middleweight champion Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon-Espinosa (12-1, 7 KOs) will face undefeated IBF champion Elin Cederroos (7-0, 4 KOs) in a 10-round unification.

If Shields and Napoleon win their respective bouts on January 10, they are expected to face off for the undisputed middleweight world championship in 2020 with all four of Shields’ 160-pound titles on the line.

The telecast will also feature a WBA super lightweight world title eliminator between Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0, 15 KOs) and Keith Hunter (11-0, 7 KOs). The winner becomes the mandatory challenger for WBA super lightweight world championship currently held by Mario Barrios.

Showtime has added a second women’s fight to the Claressa Shields vs. Ivana Habazin event on Friday, January 10, at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., as WBA super…
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Mendy KOs Parra for WBA lightweight gold title

Lightweight Yvan Mendy (44-5-1, 22 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Jaider Parra (33-3-1, 21 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Gold lightweight title on Friday night at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan in Levallois-Perret, France. A Mendy straight right hand put Parra down for the count in round six.

Lightweight Yvan Mendy (44-5-1, 22 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Jaider Parra (33-3-1, 21 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Gold lightweight title on Friday night at the…
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Chudinov tops N’Dam for WBA supermiddle gold title

In a clash between former world champions, Fedor Chudinov (22-2, 15 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Hassan N’Dam (37-5, 21 KOs) to claim the WBA gold super middleweight title on Friday night in Vladikavkaz, Russia. Chudinov pressed the action all the way to post a near shutout 120-108, 120-108, 119-109 verdict.

In a clash between former world champions, Fedor Chudinov (22-2, 15 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Hassan N’Dam (37-5, 21 KOs) to claim the WBA gold…
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Q&A: Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton

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Last Saturday in a bout live-streamed on Showtime’s social media platforms, Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton retained her Interim WBC atomweight championship in an exciting rematch against Lorraine Villalobos (4-3, 2 KOs). It was an all-action slugfest that to be honest stole the show. If you haven’t seen it, you can catch a replay on YouTube. Fightnews.com® spoke with Lulu this week.

Congrats on a very exciting win Saturday night at Barclays.

Thanks. Well once again I was “fight of the night.” It was a barn burner as they say!

Continue reading “Q&A: Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton”

Last Saturday in a bout live-streamed on Showtime’s social media platforms, Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton retained her Interim WBC atomweight championship in an exciting rematch against Lorraine Villalobos (4-3, 2 KOs).…
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Golden Contract Weights

Golden Contract light heavyweight quarter-finals. All scheduled ten rounds:

Tommy Philbin 173.5 vs. Serge Michel 174.5
Bob Ajisafe 174.6 vs. Hosea Burton 174.7
Andre Sterling 174.6 vs. Liam Conroy 174.8
Steven Ward 175 vs. Ricards Bolotniks 174.8

Venue: Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: ESPN+, Sky Sports

Golden Contract light heavyweight quarter-finals. All scheduled ten rounds: Tommy Philbin 173.5 vs. Serge Michel 174.5 Bob Ajisafe 174.6 vs. Hosea Burton 174.7 Andre Sterling 174.6 vs. Liam Conroy 174.8…
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Haney named “champion in recess” after surgery

WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney has undergone surgery on his right shoulder and will be out of action for some time. As a result, the WBC Board of Governors have designated Haney as “champion in recess.” and ordered Haney’s mandatory challenger Javier Fortuna to face Luke Campbell for the vacant belt. If an agreement is not reached, a purse bid will be held on January 3.

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WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney has undergone surgery on his right shoulder and will be out of action for some time. As a result, the WBC Board of Governors have…
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Mahlangu loses in bid for WBF belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Bongani “Wonderboy” Mahlangu failed in his bid in a challenge against Patrick Kinigamazi from Rwanda for the World Boxing Federation junior lightweight belt when he lost on a majority 12 pound points decision at the Cirque de Noel in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday night.

Judges Fabian Guggenheim and Beat Hausammann scored it 117-111 and 116-112 for Kinigamazi, but judge Christian Roesen could not split the fighters when he handed in a card of 114-114. The referee was Vincent Dupas. Continue reading “Mahlangu loses in bid for WBF belt”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Bongani “Wonderboy” Mahlangu failed in his bid in a challenge against Patrick Kinigamazi from Rwanda for the World Boxing Federation junior lightweight belt when he…
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Mori keeps WBO AP 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

On a night card of a dual event at the Editon Arena Osaka, unbeaten southpaw Musashi Mori successfully kept his belt by pounding out a unanimous decision over compatriot Takuya Mizuno over twelve speedy rounds on Sunday in Osaka, Japan.

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Mori, coached by Cuban trainer Ismael Salas, improved well in power and overwhelmed the dame but limited challenger in close range all the way. Yakushiji Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi On a night card of a dual event at the Editon Arena Osaka, unbeaten southpaw Musashi Mori successfully kept his belt by pounding out a unanimous decision…
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Beppu, Nakagawa win belts

By Joe Koizumi

On the daytime promotion of a dual event at the same Edion Arena Osaka, #1 Yuki Beppu acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific welterweight belt as he survived no less than five visits to the deck and finally halted #2 Ryota Yada to score a dramatic come-from-behind stoppage at 2:11 of the tenth round on Sunday (December 8) in Osaka, Japan.

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Yada hit the deck early in the give-and-take affair but was in command, dropping the hard-punching opponent time and again. After the ninth, all the judges had Yada identically leading on points: 85-80, but a trick happened with Beppu’s unexpected last surge.

In the main event, unheralded ex-champ Kenta Nakagawa surprisingly dethroned IBF#13 Takayuki Okumoto, making his fourth defense, by scoring an upset decision (98-92 twice, 99-92) over ten sizzling rounds. In a confrontation of fast southpaws Nakagawa was more puzzling and frustrated the defending titlist with his sharp counters and shifty mobility. Okuda deserves a rematch to regain his belt. Continue reading “Beppu, Nakagawa win belts”

By Joe Koizumi On the daytime promotion of a dual event at the same Edion Arena Osaka, #1 Yuki Beppu acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific welterweight belt as he…
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Andrade: They can’t avoid me forever

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring again finally!” says undefeated WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs), who defends against WBO #2 rated Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs) on January 30. “It’s a great opportunity to show the world my talents and to be part of Super Bowl weekend in Miami is incredible. Miami is a beautiful city and I’m looking to once again showing that I’m the best 160-pound fighter in the world. It’s me again! Continue reading “Andrade: They can’t avoid me forever”

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring again finally!” says undefeated WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs), who defends against WBO #2 rated Luke…
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2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 4

Photos: Scott Foster

Thursday was a last chance at redemption in the Challenger’s bracket. The winners kept their Olympic dreams alive for at least another round. The losers were eliminated from the tournament. It was an evening packed with emotion; here’s who performed well enough to advance. Continue reading “2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 4”

Photos: Scott Foster Thursday was a last chance at redemption in the Challenger’s bracket. The winners kept their Olympic dreams alive for at least another round. The losers were eliminated…
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Ortiz, Solomon make weight

Vergil Ortiz Jr 147 vs. Brad Solomon 146.8
(WBA Gold welterweight title)

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Photo: Kyte Monroe-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Alberto Machado 135 vs. Luis Porozo 134
Bektemir Melikuziev 167.4 vs. Vaughn Alexander 166.4
Alexis Rocha 146.6 vs. Roberto Valenzuela 146.8
Serhii Bohachuk 153.8 vs. Carlos Galvan 154
Ferdinand Kerobyan 150 vs. Fernando Carcamo 149.6
Luis Feliciano 140 vs. Herbert Acevedo 139.2
Erik Bazinyan 167.2 vs. Saul Roman 164.8

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: DAZN

Vergil Ortiz Jr 147 vs. Brad Solomon 146.8 (WBA Gold welterweight title) Alberto Machado 135 vs. Luis Porozo 134 Bektemir Melikuziev 167.4 vs. Vaughn Alexander 166.4 Alexis Rocha 146.6 vs.…
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ESPN to air Alvarez-Seals on Jan 18

The previously announced January 18 light heavyweight showdown between former world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) and Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals (24-2, 18 KOs) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, will air live on regular ESPN instead of ESPN+. Alvarez-Seals and a soon-to-be-announced co-feature will follow the undercard stream on ESPN+.

The previously announced January 18 light heavyweight showdown between former world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) and Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals (24-2, 18 KOs) from Turning Stone Resort…
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World title tripleheader Jan 30 in Miami

Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) will defend his title against WBO #2 rated Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs) on Thursday, January 30 to kick-off Super Weekend in Miami. The card takes place at the brand new Meridian at Island Gardens, a 65,000-square-foot entertainment site on Watson Island, and will air live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

Also featured IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (30-4-1, 6 KOs) defending his title against JoJo Diaz (30-1, 15 KOs) and unified WBA/IBF super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (27-2-1, 10 KOs) defending his titles against Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0, 6 KOs).

Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) will defend his title against WBO #2 rated Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs) on Thursday, January 30 to kick-off Super Weekend…
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