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Omar Chavez facing litmus test

Coming off consecutive losses to Roberto Garcia and Jose Carlos Paz, junior middleweight Omar “Businessman” Chavez has been given a virtual ultimatum by both his father Julio Cesar Chavez and his promoter Zanfer Promotions: He must win his next fight convincingly to restore confidence in both himself and the fans. Chavez (36-5-1, 24 KOs) takes on Argentinian Luques Nicolas Palacios (10-5, 1 KO) in a ten-rounder on Saturday at the Polideportivo Juan S Millán in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Chavez’ team says he is in better physical and mental condition in his last two fights. He looks lean, strong and has a good face. The weight will not be a problem and he’s expected to give a great fight and win. “Let all the facts speak for themselves in the ring,” said Omar. “I appreciate the confidence of my father, my family, Fernando Beltran and all Zanfer Promotions.”

Also on the card is junior welterweight Pedro “Roca” Campa (29-1, 19 KOs) looking for his third win of the year when he faces José Adrián Pérez Aparicio (12-4, 8 KOs) in a ten round clash.

Coming off consecutive losses to Roberto Garcia and Jose Carlos Paz, junior middleweight Omar “Businessman” Chavez has been given a virtual ultimatum by both his father Julio Cesar Chavez and…
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Macias vs. Soto Karass on Nov 8

Newly signed super welterweight prospect Neeco “The Rooster” Macias (18-0, 11 KOs) will headline the November 8 edition of
Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN2 as he takes on Jesus “El Renuente” Soto Karass (28-13-4, 18 KOs)in a 10-round battle at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Macias is a rising prospect of Lancaster, Calif. who is developing a reputation for throwing as many punches as he can per round.

Soto Karass is an exciting veteran warrior has faced a who’s who of welterweight champions and contenders and looks to end his career on a high note by defeating a rising prospect. Continue reading “Macias vs. Soto Karass on Nov 8”

Newly signed super welterweight prospect Neeco “The Rooster” Macias (18-0, 11 KOs) will headline the November 8 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN2 as he takes on Jesus “El…
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Flanagan: Gourlamirian was the better man

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Challenger Mark Flanagan has praised WBA interim cruiserweight champion Arsen Goularmirian after their bout in Marseille, France on Saturday where Flanagan suffered his sixth loss in 30 fights after being stopped in round nine. Goulamirian is unbeaten in 24 fights and is trained by Abel Sanchez, who also coaches middleweight great Gennady Golovkin.

“The better man won tonight,” Flanagan said. “It’s heartbreaking to say the least but it was a very good hard fight, a war from bell to bell and I’m proud of my effort and corner for doing what they thought was right.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Challenger Mark Flanagan has praised WBA interim cruiserweight champion Arsen Goularmirian after their bout in Marseille, France on Saturday where Flanagan suffered his…
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Inside Look: Jessy “The One” Hernandez

Jessy “The One” Hernandez is a highly accomplished Super Bantamweight who has wins over undefeated world Rated Vladimir Tikhonov, then undefeated Glenn Dezurn. He trains at “Faith, Hope and Gloves” boxing gym in Fort Worth, Texas and is trained by Ray Barrera the brother in law of Paulie Ayala. Jessy is looking to challenge the top names in the division and is known for his debilitating body punches.

Jessy “The One” Hernandez is a highly accomplished Super Bantamweight who has wins over undefeated world Rated Vladimir Tikhonov, then undefeated Glenn Dezurn. He trains at “Faith, Hope and Gloves”…
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Yigit warns Baranchyk to expect the unexpected

Anthony Yigit has told opponent Ivan Baranchyk to expect the unexpected in their hotly anticipated World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Final contest on October 27 at U.N.O Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, USA. The Swedish southpaw arrived in New Orleans last week to complete the final stages of his training and is full of confidence as prepares to face the Belarusian ‘Beast’ for the vacant IBF World title.

“I know what kind of fight it’s going to be and it’s not the one he’s expecting,” said Yigit. “I think many people, Baranchyk included, are going to be surprised. Continue reading “Yigit warns Baranchyk to expect the unexpected”

Anthony Yigit has told opponent Ivan Baranchyk to expect the unexpected in their hotly anticipated World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Final contest on October 27 at U.N.O Lakefront Arena in New…
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Krasniqi to defend Euro 168lb belt Nov 17

SES Boxing returns November 17 at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany. In the main event, EBU European super middleweight champion Robin Krasniqi (48-5, 17 KOs) makes his first defense against stablemate Stefan Haertel (17-1, 2 KOs).

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Robin Krasniqi: “I am the technician boxing a fighter – it will be a great fight. Stefan Haertel will feel my strength and strong will! He can dream, but I’m not giving him the European belt”

Stefan Haertel: “He has two or three weaknesses we will use to exploit his fighter’s heart. I see myself as a fighting technician. This is a fight you don’t have to heat up artificially – either way it will be a super exciting match!”

In the co-feature is WBO #4, WBA #12 heavyweight Tom Schwarz (22-0, 14 KOs) will face an opponent to be named. Also on the card is an EBU female featherweight title fight between Lucie Sedlackova (11-0-1, 4 KOs) and Nina Meinke (7-2, 3 KOs). MDR will televise in Germany.

SES Boxing returns November 17 at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany. In the main event, EBU European super middleweight champion Robin Krasniqi (48-5, 17 KOs) makes his first defense…
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Conlan added to Warrington-Frampton card

The Belfast side of the December 22 Manchester Arena show headlined by the IBF world featherweight title showdown between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton has been strengthened by the addition of unbeaten fellow featherweight star Michael Conlan to the bill. The blue-chip prospect and former world amateur champion will have his tenth professional fight in Manchester after winning on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Conlan said: “I am really excited to be fighting on the same card as my stablemate and friend, Carl Frampton. I am looking to step up in class and reach 10-0 as a pro by Christmas. The Conlan Revolution rolls into Manchester!”

The Belfast side of the December 22 Manchester Arena show headlined by the IBF world featherweight title showdown between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton has been strengthened by the addition…
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Official Pacquiao-Haymon announcement

We reported this a while back, but here is the official announcement:

Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, announced today that he has entered into an exclusive agreement to work with manager / advisor Al Haymon.The new alliance will have team Pacquiao and Haymon work together to navigate the remainder of his illustrious career. Pacquiao’s first defense of the World Boxing Association welterweight world title will kick off the new partnership and will have Pacquiao appear on the Premier Boxing Champions series. Pacquiao’s promotion company, MP Promotions, will promote all of his upcoming bouts under this new alignment with Haymon.

MP Promotions will also work with Al Haymon to bring some of the best fighters from the Philippines and Asia to the United States to appear on the PBC series. Continue reading “Official Pacquiao-Haymon announcement”

We reported this a while back, but here is the official announcement: Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, announced today that he has entered into an exclusive…
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Fenech: Maloney is a future champ

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech was impressed with IBF mandatory contender Jason Maloney’s performance in unsuccessfully challenging IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez, who narrowly retained his IBF world title by split decision on Saturday in Orlando, Florida. “I’ve never been prouder watching an Aussie fight for a long, long time,” said Fenech. “Jason hold your head up high, learn from this experience and it won’t be long before you have a belt around your waist. Great job my friend.”

The world bantamweight title has previously been held by all-time Aussie greats Jeff Fenech, Lionel Rose and Jimmy Carruthers. Fenech believes Moloney has what it takes to join these iconic heroes. Continue reading “Fenech: Maloney is a future champ”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech was impressed with IBF mandatory contender Jason Maloney’s performance in unsuccessfully challenging IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez, who…
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Yalen to run MTK Global

MTK Global has announced that long-time boxing figure Bob Yalen has been hired as its new President. Yalen was instrumental to the boxing coverage of ABC Sports for over 20 years, as well as producing the boxing coverage for NBC Sports at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. He went on to become ESPN’s Director of Programming & Acquisitions in 1996, and after eight successful years there, positions as Director at Mohegan Sun and CPTV Sports followed. Most recently he was the Technical Director and Chairman of the WBC Ratings Committee. Yalen is regarded as one of the world’s leading boxing historians and record-keepers. In 2016 he was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame in Connecticut, where he currently resides.
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MTK Global is a worldwide fighter management company headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was founded by former boxer Matthew Macklin.

MTK Global has announced that long-time boxing figure Bob Yalen has been hired as its new President. Yalen was instrumental to the boxing coverage of ABC Sports for over 20…
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Frank Warren inks Tyson Fury’s brother

Tommy Fury, the younger brother of Tyson Fury, has signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren and will make his professional bow on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s world title defense against Carl Frampton in Manchester on December 22nd.

At 19-years-old, Tommy is the youngest out of the fighting Fury family.

With older brother Tyson already having achieved so much within the sport and having the opportunity to engrave his name onto the WBC World Heavyweight title come December 1st, Tommy is under no illusion that his world-renowned ‘Fury’ name will certainly gather plenty of attention when he laces up the gloves on December 22nd.

“It’s big shoes to fill isn’t it?!” joked Tommy. Continue reading “Frank Warren inks Tyson Fury’s brother”

Tommy Fury, the younger brother of Tyson Fury, has signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren and will make his professional bow on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s world title…
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New Faces: Christian Mbilli

By Robert Coster

Most US boxing fans probably have yet to learn about middleweight Christian Mbilli (12-0, 12KOs) but this will undoubtedly change when they see this 23-year-old muscular KO machine in action, hopefully very soon. Up to now, this Cameroon-born French boxer has only fought in France and Canada. He is signed up by Montreal boxing powerhouse GYM and Rixa Promotions.

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Christian, who turned pro in 2017, is presently the WBC Youth world champion and has racked up his 12 straight KO victories in just two years. Says promoter Yvon Michel, “We want Christian to achieve top contender status very soon.” Continue reading “New Faces: Christian Mbilli”

By Robert Coster Most US boxing fans probably have yet to learn about middleweight Christian Mbilli (12-0, 12KOs) but this will undoubtedly change when they see this 23-year-old muscular KO…
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Makhense stops Bholo for Gauteng title

By Ron Jackson

Promising young junior welterweight Jabulani Makhense won the vacant Gauteng 140lb title with relative ease when he stopped the more experienced Gift Bholo in the seventh round in front of a raucous crowd at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Sunday afternoon. The well-conditioned Makhense (63.46kg) came out fast at the opening bell and coolly mastered the distance throughout the first three rounds scoring with left and right combinations to the head and body. This was the same pattern from round four to six with the gutsy and bloodied Bholo (61.86kg) not winning a round.

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It came as no surprise when Bholo’s corner pulled him out at the bell for the seventh round as referee Ishmael Koalhi waved the fight off. Makhense improved his record to 6-0, 3 KOs and Bholo’s record dropped to 6-8, 3 KOs. Continue reading “Makhense stops Bholo for Gauteng title”

By Ron Jackson Promising young junior welterweight Jabulani Makhense won the vacant Gauteng 140lb title with relative ease when he stopped the more experienced Gift Bholo in the seventh round…
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Fuzile stops ex-champ Klassen in four

By Ron Jackson

In an outstanding performance, Azinga Fuzile completely dominated and outclassed the former two-time IBF junior-lightweight champion Malcolm Klassen, who held up his hands and quit after 51 seconds into the fourth round, to retain his IBF Continental junior-lightweight title, at a packed to capacity Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Fuzile stops ex-champ Klassen in four”

By Ron Jackson In an outstanding performance, Azinga Fuzile completely dominated and outclassed the former two-time IBF junior-lightweight champion Malcolm Klassen, who held up his hands and quit after 51…
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Andrade beats Kautondokwa for WBO 160lb title

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Former 154lb world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) claimed the vacant WBO middleweight title with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa (17-1, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Andrade dropped Kautondokwa four times in the first 4 rounds in stunning fashion.
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The taller, heavier, much larger Kautondokwa was slow to move and react and Andrade took advantage early, landing flush left power shots to the head.

During the first knockdown, Andrade’s two-punch combo caused Kautondokwa to fall awkwardly, that Andrade kept swinging and hit him while he was on the canvas in which no foul was called. Continue reading “Andrade beats Kautondokwa for WBO 160lb title”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Former 154lb world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) claimed the vacant WBO middleweight title with a dominant twelve round…
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Zepeda stops Rondon in seven

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WBA #9 lightweight, WBO #4 jr welterweight contender José “Chon” Zepeda (30-1, 25 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Domicio Rondón (15-6, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Municipal in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The referee waved it off at 1:53 of round seven after a barrage of unanswered punches by Zepeda.
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“I am ready to fight for the world title,” stated Zepeda afterward. “My promoter Fernando Beltrán has assured me that it will be my next fight. I’m happy. I felt very strong and was always in control of the fight.”

In the co-feature, American bantamweight Dewayne “Mr. Stop” Beamon (16-1-1, 11 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Martín Tecuapetla (15-10-4, 10 KOS). Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.

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Shocker: Brant dominates, dethrones Murata

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In a major upset, middleweight Rob Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) dethroned WBA “regular” champion Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs) by one-sided unanimous decision on Saturday night in front of 2,782 fans at the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas.
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Brant threw a high volume of punches and connected often against Murata, whose face showed the damage. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Murata relied on power shots to try to get the knockout that never came. Scores were 118-110, 119-109, 119-109.

Brant threw an astounding 1,262 punches, landing 356. Murata, meanwhile, landed 180 of 774 punches. Continue reading “Shocker: Brant dominates, dethrones Murata”

Photos: Sumio Yamada In a major upset, middleweight Rob Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) dethroned WBA “regular” champion Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs) by one-sided unanimous decision on Saturday night in…
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Williams earns decision over Halili

WelterweightJimmy Williams of New Haven, Conn., started a new win streak Saturday with a controversial unanimous decision win at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Headlining in an exciting pro-am card promoted by CES Boxing at the Fox Theater, Williams (16-1-1) earned a 78-74 win on all three scorecards over Enver Halili (10-2) of the Bronx, much to the dismay of the sold-out crowd, which felt Halili had done enough to get the nod. Continue reading “Williams earns decision over Halili”

WelterweightJimmy Williams of New Haven, Conn., started a new win streak Saturday with a controversial unanimous decision win at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Headlining in an exciting pro-am card promoted by…
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IBF champ Farmer KOs Tennyson to retain belt

By Jason Marchetti at ringside

IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer (27-4-1, 6 KO’s) impressively TKO’d James Tennyson (22-3, 18 KO’s) with body shots in the 5th round on Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The American southpaw was dominating the rounds early in the fight with his quick hands and speedy footwork. Farmer dropped Tennyson with a left hand to the body in the 4th in which Tennyson winced in pain. Farmer finished the contest in the 5th, assaulting the body with stinging hooks.

“Who’s the puncher, now?!” said Farmer after the fight and then the Philadelphia champion called for a unification bout with the other American juniorr lightweight champion, WBA Title Holder, Gervonta Davis (20-0, 19 KO’s).

By Jason Marchetti at ringside IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer (27-4-1, 6 KO’s) impressively TKO’d James Tennyson (22-3, 18 KO’s) with body shots in the 5th round on Saturday…
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Rodriguez edges Moloney to retains IBF belt

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IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round split decision over Jason Moloney (17-1, 14 KOs) in a World Boxing Super Series bantamweight quarterfinal match on Saturday night at the CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida.
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Rodriguez was very sharp and often beat the aggressive Moloney to the punch early on. Moloney rallied furiously down the stretch but it was too little too late. Scores were 115-113 Moloney, 115-113, 115-113 Rodriguez. Great fight. Next up for Rodriguez is WBA champ Naoya Inoue, who was at ringside.

In a WBA cruiserweight eliminator, former champion Yunier Dorticos (23-1, 21 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Mateusz Masternak (41-5, 28 KOs) in a World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight quarterfinal match. Big punching Dorticos landed big shots on Masternak from the get-go, but Masternak walked through fire early on and fought hard the full twelve rounds. Scores were 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. Continue reading “Rodriguez edges Moloney to retains IBF belt”

Photos: Alex Nunez/Fresh Productions Boxing IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round split decision over Jason Moloney (17-1, 14 KOs) in a…
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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

Unbeaten super lightweight “Mad Max” Maxim Dadashev (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-7-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas. Dadashev won by scores of 97-93, 96-94, 98-92. Dadashev retains the NABF title.

Unbeaten 2012 Olympic middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (22-0, 15 KOs) cruised to a dull ten round unanimous decision over Guido Pitto (25-6-2, 8 KOs). Scores were 100-90 across the board. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”

Unbeaten super lightweight “Mad Max” Maxim Dadashev (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-7-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Taylor, Kid Galahad victorious in Boston

By Jason Marchetti at ringside

Ireland’s Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Taylor (11-0, 5, KO’s) totally dominated Cindy Serrano (27-6-3, 10 KO’s) over 10 rounds at lightweight. Taylor threw a combination, created space, cut off the ring, then threw another 1-2 combination. The equation worked well for her as Serrano could never mount any effective offense during the entire bout. Taylor made her opponent eat leather quite a bit as her impressive accuracy caught Serrano directly on the chin on many occasions. Serrano, to her credit, hung in there and didn’t quit despite having little chance of winning. Taylor retains her WBA and IBF Female Lightweight Titles. Final scores were unanimous on all 3 cards, 100-90

In an IBF featherweight title eliminator, Kid Galahad (25-0, 15 KO’s) outlasted Toka Kahn-Clary (25-2, 17 KO’s) by unanimous decision over 12 rounds. Galahad was busier than Kahn-Clary most of the night, neither fighters ever putting the other in any trouble. Galahad scored on the inside and seemed to press the action a bit more in which the judges agreed. Kahn-Clary was perhaps a victim of his southpaw stance by getting his foot stepped on throughout the contest. To Galahad’s credit, his defense didn’t allow Kahn-Clary to land any of his signature combinations and was able to keep him at bay outside of his striking range. Galahad scored through Kahn- Clary’s guard enough to earn the final scores, 118-110 (twice) and 115-113. Galahad will now fight the winner of Josh Warrington versus Carl Frampton in December. Continue reading “Taylor, Kid Galahad victorious in Boston”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Ireland’s Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Taylor (11-0, 5, KO’s) totally dominated Cindy Serrano (27-6-3, 10 KO’s) over 10 rounds at lightweight. Taylor threw a combination,…
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WBA interim champ Goulamirian stops Flanagan

WBA interim cruiserweight champion Arsen “Feroz” Goulamirian (24-0, 16 KOs) retained the title with a ninth round TKO over WBA #10 Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (24-6, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports in Marseille, France. Goulamirian, with trainer Abel Sanchez in his corner, began to break down Flanagan midway through the bout. He battered the game Flanagan to the deck twice in round nine and was closing in for the finish when Flanagan’s corner threw in the towel prompting referee Roberto Ramirez to halt the fight.

Unbeaten super middleweight Louis Toutin (12-0, 11 KOs) overpowered and stopped 39-year-old former contender Jose Varela (25-8, 17 KOs). Toutin dropped Varela in round three and knocked him out in round four.

Unbeaten super welterweight Dylan Charrat (17-0-1, 4 KOs) escaped with an unpopular twelve round draw against Howard Cospolite (17-6-3, 6 KOs). Scores were 115-113 Charret, 117-111 Cospolite, 115-115.

WBA interim cruiserweight champion Arsen “Feroz” Goulamirian (24-0, 16 KOs) retained the title with a ninth round TKO over WBA #10 Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (24-6, 17 KOs) on Saturday…
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Yarde KOs Sequeira, remains unbeaten

Unbeaten WBO #2, IBF #5 light heavyweight Anthony “The Beast” Yarde (17-0, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against overmatched Walter Gabriel Sequeira (21-5, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England. Yarde dropped Sequeira three times in round four to end it. Time for Yarde to step up the competition.

Welterweight Johnny Garton (23-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a bloody and hard-fought eleventh round TKO over Gary Corcoran (18-3, 8 KOs) in a bout for the vacant British title. Garton sent Corcoran reeling against the ropes and referee Steve Gray waved it off. Time was :42. Continue reading “Yarde KOs Sequeira, remains unbeaten”

Unbeaten WBO #2, IBF #5 light heavyweight Anthony “The Beast” Yarde (17-0, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against overmatched Walter Gabriel Sequeira (21-5, 15 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Hughey Fury hits Bulgaria

Heavyweight contender Hughey Fury talks to reporters upon arrival in Sophia, Bulgaria for his IBF eliminator against Kubrat Pulev on October 27.

Heavyweight contender Hughey Fury talks to reporters upon arrival in Sophia, Bulgaria for his IBF eliminator against Kubrat Pulev on October 27. –

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