Turchi defeats Grisunins in Italy

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Late result: After exactly one year, boxing returned in Italy live on DAZN last Friday night at the Allianz Cloud in Milan. In the main event, Fabio Turchi (18-1, 13 KOs) won the IBF International cruiserweight title by ten round unanimous decision against Latvian Nikolajs Grisunins (12-2-1, 5 KOs).

Late result: After exactly one year, boxing returned in Italy live on DAZN last Friday night at the Allianz Cloud in Milan. In the main event, Fabio Turchi (18-1, 13…
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Results from Santo Domingo

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Photo: Shuan Boxing Promotion

By Robert Coster

20-year-old former Dominican amateur star “Mini Pacman” Erick Rosa made his pro debut with a big bang, winning two regional titles, the WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino belts in the minimumweight class. Rosa won a unanimous ( 98-92, 100-90, 100-90) decision over Oscar Bermudez Salas (5-3, 2 KOs) of Mexico.

The co-main event saw Dominican prospect Gerardo Valdez (9-0, 8 KOs) win the WBC Latino super flyweight belt, beating Mexican veteran Ulises Lara (21-18, 12 KOs) with a TKO in the seventh round.

The online, “bubble” card was promoted by Shuan Boxing Promotion and held at the Catalunya Malecon Center Hotel in the capital city of Santo Domingo. TV coverage by YouTube Shuan Boxing and King Boxing.

By Robert Coster 20-year-old former Dominican amateur star “Mini Pacman” Erick Rosa made his pro debut with a big bang, winning two regional titles, the WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino…
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Lipinets, Clayton battle to a draw

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In a clash for the vacant IBF interim welterweight title, #3 Sergey Lipinets (16-1-1, 12 KOs) and late sub #5 Custio Clayton (18-0-1, 12 KOs) fought to a twelve round majority draw on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Close tactical contest all the way. Scores were 115-113 Clayton, 114-114, 114-114. Clayton won the last three rounds on all three cards to salvage the draw. The title remains vacant.

“I thought I won the fight, but Clayton is a good fighter,” said Lipinets. “He was stronger than I thought he’d be. I haven’t fought in a year and it shows. I need to get my rhythm back in a couple of fights before I face the top level fighters.” Continue reading “Lipinets, Clayton battle to a draw”

In a clash for the vacant IBF interim welterweight title, #3 Sergey Lipinets (16-1-1, 12 KOs) and late sub #5 Custio Clayton (18-0-1, 12 KOs) fought to a twelve round…
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Tyson Fury: I’m definitely fighting Dec 5

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed his next fight date. Fury made the announcement in a 21 second video on social media.

“Hi This is Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King, and I’d just like to announce I’m definitely fighting December 5th in London in the UK. Opponent to be announced very, very soon. Just working on some opponents. Let you all know who it’s going to be shortly.”

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed his next fight date. Fury made the announcement in a 21 second video on social media. “Hi This is Tyson Fury, the Gypsy…
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Martinez overcomes knockdowns, tops Marrero

Matias brutally takes Hawkins’ O in opener

In a WBA super featherweight eliminator, unbeaten Xavier Martinez (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA interim champion Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (24-5, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Marrero dropped Martinez twice in round eight but couldn’t finish him. Martinez closed stronger to win 115-111, 114-112, 114-112.

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“To be honest, it was weird when I got knocked down,” said Martinez. “I just said, ‘Let’s get back up.’ Losing wasn’t on my mind. I just thought I have to get up. I’m not happy I went down but it’s all an experience. A lot of guys wouldn’t have fought Claudio. He was tough. But I rose to the occasion and I proved something to myself.” Continue reading “Martinez overcomes knockdowns, tops Marrero”

Matias brutally takes Hawkins’ O in opener In a WBA super featherweight eliminator, unbeaten Xavier Martinez (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA interim champion…
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New opponent for Dave Allen

Dave Allen will fight Christopher Lovejoy on the undercard of the blockbuster Heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.

Fan favorite Allen was due to make his ring return against Christian Hammer before the German was forced out after testing positive for COVID-19 now meets undefeated Christopher Lovejoy whose 100% KO record from his 19 professional bouts see him ranked in the top 15 with the WBA. Continue reading “New opponent for Dave Allen”

Dave Allen will fight Christopher Lovejoy on the undercard of the blockbuster Heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October 31, live…
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A great week in sport

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán – WBC President

I want to start this weekly column by expressing my deepest condolences to our dear Victor Silva, a colleague of our organization and more than that, a member of the World Boxing Council family, for the loss of his mother last Friday.

It was a very active week in sports. The Major League Baseball playoffs had great emotional moments, as the Houston Astros returned to fight getting the series 3-3, but lost the final game, with Tampa Bay going to the World Series. Many fans celebrated this loss for Houston, which continues to be criticized for the horrendous system of stealing signals, an unforgivable action within the sport and fair play. Continue reading “A great week in sport”

By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán – WBC President I want to start this weekly column by expressing my deepest condolences to our dear Victor Silva, a colleague of…
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Brodnicka: I will leave Las Vegas with my WBO belt

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“It’s OK that Mayer is so sure she’ll win. I’m fine with that…but we have a very good game plan. I’m mentally and physically ready to win. Absolutely sure I’ll be victorious and bring my WBO belt back to Poland,” says WBO female super featherweight champion Ewa Brodnicka (19-0, 2 KOs), who will defend her title on October 31 in Las Vegas against undefeated Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KOs). “If you go on YouTube to watch Ewa, you making a big mistake. She is a very different (fighter) now,” added Brodnicka’s trainer Gus Curren.

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Special thanks for Ewa nad Gus training videos: Piotr Buczak/To jest boks

By Przemek Garczarczyk “It’s OK that Mayer is so sure she’ll win. I’m fine with that…but we have a very good game plan. I’m mentally and physically ready to win.…
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Boxing is back in the Dominican Republic

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By Robert Coster

Shuan Boxing Promotion is bringing boxing back to the Dominican Republic. 20-year-old Dominican amateur star Erick Rosa, “the mini-Pacman,” is turning pro tomorrow, fighting for the WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino strawweight titles against Oscar Bermudez Salas (5-2, 2 KOs) of Mexico in an online televised battle held at the Hotel Catalunya Malecon Center.

Rosa’s weight was 104.5 lbs against Bermudez who scaled at 103 lbs. In another title bout, Ulises Lara of Mexico , 115 versus Dominicans Gerardo Valde 115 for the WBC Latino super flyweight title over 8 rounds. The card can be seen on Youtube Shuan Boxing and King Boxing

By Robert Coster Shuan Boxing Promotion is bringing boxing back to the Dominican Republic. 20-year-old Dominican amateur star Erick Rosa, “the mini-Pacman,” is turning pro tomorrow, fighting for the WBA…
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GONE in 19 seconds

Super bantamweight Belmar Preciado (21-3-1, 14 KOs) needed just 19 seconds to destroy Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-10-1, 28 KOs) and claim the WBA interim Fedecentro title on Friday night in the main event at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. A Preciado left hook to the body put Hernandez on the deck to end it.

Super bantamweight Belmar Preciado (21-3-1, 14 KOs) needed just 19 seconds to destroy Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-10-1, 28 KOs) and claim the WBA interim Fedecentro title on Friday night in…
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Estrada retains WBC superfly title

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In an all out war, WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (41-3, 28 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh round TKO against Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (39-4-1, 27 KOs) in a rematch on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. It was toe-to-toe action from the get-go as both were happy to trade. Cuadras dropped Estrada in round three, but Estrada recovered well. In round eleven, Estrada dropped Cuadras twice and got the stoppage with his follow-up assault. Time was 2:22.

If it wasn’t for Zepeda-Baranchyk, this could well have been Fight of the Year.

In an all out war, WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (41-3, 28 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh round TKO against Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (39-4-1, 27 KOs) in…
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Chocolatito retains WBA superfly title

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WBA super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (50-2, 41 KOs) retained the title with a one-sidd twelve round unanimous decision against Israel “Jiga” Gonzalez (25-4, 11 KOs) on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Chocolatito pressed the action and broke down Jiga round by round to notch his milestone 50th victory. Scores were 118-110, 116-112, 117-111.

WBA super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (50-2, 41 KOs) retained the title with a one-sidd twelve round unanimous decision against Israel “Jiga” Gonzalez (25-4, 11 KOs) on Friday night…
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JC Martinez annihilates Calleros

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WBC flyweight champion “Rey” Julio Cesar Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) blew away late sub Moises “Taz” Calleros (33-10-1, 17 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Martinez battered and dropped Calleros in round one and got a referee’s stoppage after punishing Calleros further in round two. Time was 2:42. Calleros missed weight by 5.5 pounds and was ineligible to win the title.

WBC flyweight champion “Rey” Julio Cesar Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) blew away late sub Moises “Taz” Calleros (33-10-1, 17 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios…
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Famed Korean promoter passes

Shim Young-ja, former chairman of 88 Promotion passed away on Tuesday, October 22nd at the age of 77. Nicknamed “Mama Shim” she was a rare female promoter in the 1980s and 1990s during the heyday of Korean professional boxing. The company produced such champions as IBF mini flyweight champion Lee Kyung-yeon, WBA/WBC flyweight champion Kim Yong-gang, WBA bantamweight/WBC super flyweight champion Moon Sung-Gil, and WBA minimum champion Kim Bong-Jon. Rest in peace.

Shim Young-ja, former chairman of 88 Promotion passed away on Tuesday, October 22nd at the age of 77. Nicknamed “Mama Shim” she was a rare female promoter in the 1980s…
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Prasovic beats Puhalo in WBO eliminator

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Undefeated WBO #3 ranked cruiserweight Dilian Prasovic (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-1, 18 KOs) in a WBO eliminator on Friday at the Studio GSP Garage in Belgrade, Serbia. Prasovic dominated the fight, dropping Puhalo twice. A left hook to the body put Puhalo down in round nine. He beat the count but was in no condition to continue. Thr referee waved it off at 2:04.

Prasovic will now face the winner between Krzysztof Glowacki and Lawrence Okolie, who are fighting in December for the vacant WBO title. Continue reading “Prasovic beats Puhalo in WBO eliminator”

Undefeated WBO #3 ranked cruiserweight Dilian Prasovic (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-1, 18 KOs) in a WBO eliminator on…
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Undercard Results from Mexico City

Unbeaten 6’4 super middleweight Diego Pacheco (10-0, 8 KOs) knocked out Juan Antonio Mendez (12-3-2, 8 KOs) in round two on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Pacheco, in control all the way, dropped Mendez in round two with an uppercut and the fight was immediately waved off. Time was 2:02.

Unbeaten middleweight Austin “Ammo” Williams (6-0, 5 KOs) halted Esau Herrera (19-12-1, 8 KOs) in round five. Referee stoppage at 1:36.

In a clash of unbeaten junior lightweights, Otha Jones III (5-0-1, 2 KOs) and Kevin Monitel Mendoza (6-0-1, 3 KOs) battled to a six round draw. Scores were 56-58, 58-56, 57-57.

Unbeaten 6’4 super middleweight Diego Pacheco (10-0, 8 KOs) knocked out Juan Antonio Mendez (12-3-2, 8 KOs) in round two on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City.…
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British Boxing Board backs controversial judge

The British Boxing Board of Control has cleared judge Terry O’Connor from any wrongdoing in the recent Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez fight.

Official Statement: British Boxing Board of Control Judge Mr. Terry O’Connor appeared before the Stewards of the Board to discuss his performance at the tournament held on 17th October 2020 at the East of England Showground Arena, Peterborough.

Allegations made on social media and the print media as to Mr. O’Connor using a mobile telephone or similar handheld device were considered. Continue reading “British Boxing Board backs controversial judge”

The British Boxing Board of Control has cleared judge Terry O’Connor from any wrongdoing in the recent Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez fight. Official Statement: British Boxing Board of Control…
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Estrada: I’m not looking past Cuadras

Juan Francisco Estrada insists he is fully focused on his WBC world super-flyweight title defense against Carlos Cuadras tonight at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico, live on DAZN.

Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) meets Cuadras in a rematch of their closely fought first battle in September 2017, and should Estrada retain his title and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez prevail in his WBA world super-flyweight title defense against Israel Gonzalez this evening, the pair will clash in a hotly-anticipated rematch in early 2021. Continue reading “Estrada: I’m not looking past Cuadras”

Juan Francisco Estrada insists he is fully focused on his WBC world super-flyweight title defense against Carlos Cuadras tonight at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico, live on DAZN.…
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Lipinets, Clayton make weight

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Sergey Lipinets 147 vs. Custio Clayton 147
(IBF interim welterweight title)

Xavier Martinez 130 vs. Claudio Marrero 130
(WBA super featherweight title eliminator)

Malik Hawkins 140.25 vs. Subriel Matias 139.5

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Showtime

Sergey Lipinets 147 vs. Custio Clayton 147 (IBF interim welterweight title) Xavier Martinez 130 vs. Claudio Marrero 130 (WBA super featherweight title eliminator) Malik Hawkins 140.25 vs. Subriel Matias 139.5 Venue:…
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Chisora: I am coming for war!

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Derek Chisora says Oleksandr Usyk is in store for the “fright of his life” when they collide in a heavyweight Halloween blockbuster at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.

‘WAR’ Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) intends on giving Usyk nightmares in his second fight up at heavyweight, and the Finchley powerhouse heads into next weekend’s clash in terrifying form having scored big knockout wins over Artur Szpika and David Price at The O2 in 2019. Continue reading “Chisora: I am coming for war!”

Derek Chisora says Oleksandr Usyk is in store for the “fright of his life” when they collide in a heavyweight Halloween blockbuster at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October…
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Florian Marku inks with BOXXER

He’s sold out London fight venues, amassed an army of fans that boasts several Premiership players, now undefeated welterweight and Albanian star Florian Marku (6-0-0, 4 KO’s) has signed a multi-fight promotional agreement with BOXXER.

The power-punching 28-year-old has attracted a celebrity fan following with Albanian football stars in the Premier League all eager to watch him fight, including Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri and Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka and Shkrodan Mustafi. Continue reading “Florian Marku inks with BOXXER”

He’s sold out London fight venues, amassed an army of fans that boasts several Premiership players, now undefeated welterweight and Albanian star Florian Marku (6-0-0, 4 KO’s) has signed a…
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Saunders defends against Murray Dec 4

Billy Joe Saunders will make the second defense of his WBO super middleweight world title against British rival Martin Murray at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday December 4, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.

Hatfield star Saunders (29-0, 14 KOs) became a two-weight world champion with a shutout points win over Shefat Isufi in May 2019, outclassing his Serbian opponent over 12 rounds to add the WBO 168lbs crown to his collection. Continue reading “Saunders defends against Murray Dec 4”

Billy Joe Saunders will make the second defense of his WBO super middleweight world title against British rival Martin Murray at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday December 4, live…
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MTK Global signs Miguel Vazquez

MTK Global has announced the signing of former lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez. Vazquez (42-10, 16 KOs) has operated at the highest level in boxing for over a decade, and reigned as IBF lightweight champion from 2010 to 2014.

The 33-year-old Mexican star was recently in action, losing a highly controversial split decision against Lewis Ritson. “I’m happy that people are recognizing my talent and style and that I’m getting support from different corners of the world,” said Vazquez. “I had a rough start in my career but have been quite solid through it, and that people recognize this hard work is very fulfilling for me.”

MTK Global has announced the signing of former lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez. Vazquez (42-10, 16 KOs) has operated at the highest level in boxing for over a decade, and…
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Preciado headlines in Telemundo Finale tonight

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It is a quick return to the ring for Belmar Preciado (20-3-1, 13 KOs), who faces Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-9-1, 28 KOs) tonight for the WBA interim Fedecentro super bantamweight title. This will be the last Telemundo show of the year. The site will be the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Bouts are in the quarantine fight zone with no fans.

Preciado was stopped in a thrilling featherweight bout against Dennis Contreras this past August, but he’s confident that since tonight’s bout will be fought at his natural super bantamweight weight class the outcome will be different. Continue reading “Preciado headlines in Telemundo Finale tonight”

It is a quick return to the ring for Belmar Preciado (20-3-1, 13 KOs), who faces Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-9-1, 28 KOs) tonight for the WBA interim Fedecentro super bantamweight…
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Heated Serbia weigh-in

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Unbeaten WBO #3 ranked Dilian Prasovic (13-0, 10 KOs) of Montenegro will face unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-0, 18 KOs) of Herzegovina Friday at the Studio GSP Garage in Belgrade, Serbia. The 12 round main event will be a WBO cruiserweight world title eliminator. The fighters were head to head at the weigh-in. Each successfully weighed in under the cruiserweight maximum weight allowed.

Dilian Prasovic 199.5 vs. Edin Puhalo 198.4
(WBO cruiserweight world title eliminator)

Venue: The Studio GSP Garage in Belgrade, Serbia
Promoter: Kety Box Promotion/Redzo Dedeic
TV: ARENAFIGHT 9pm local

Unbeaten WBO #3 ranked Dilian Prasovic (13-0, 10 KOs) of Montenegro will face unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-0, 18 KOs) of Herzegovina Friday at the Studio GSP Garage in…
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