Huni-Gallen collide June 16

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni (3-0, 3 KOs) will clash with rugby league legend Paul Gallen (11-0-1, 6 KOs) at the Sydney International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia on June 16 that will be televised on Foxtel Main Event Pay-Per-View. Huni’s promoter Dean Lonergan said he had received a letter from IBF chairman Carlos Ortiz confirming that Huni and Gallen will challenge for an IBF regional title. “I am thrilled to have the fight sanctioned for the IBF Pan Pacific title,” Lonergan said. Continue reading “Huni-Gallen collide June 16”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni (3-0, 3 KOs) will clash with rugby league legend Paul Gallen (11-0-1, 6 KOs) at the Sydney International…
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Roman aims to regain champion status

Two years ago, Danny Roman (27-3-1, 10 KOs) was the unified WBA and IBF super bantamweight world champion. He lost the belts in his first defense by split decision to Murodjon Akhmadaliev. Roman will now look to take one step closer to regaining his champion status against Ricardo Espinoza Franco (25-3, 21 KOs) this Saturday on Showtime from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

“Everything I do in boxing from here on out is to regain my status as a world champion,” stated Roman. “I’ll do whatever it takes to put me back in that position. A victory on May 15 will get me one step closer to that goal. I know in my heart I will become a world champion once again.”

Roman is currently rated WBC #2, WBO #2, WBA #3 and IBF #6, so a world title shot might not be far off if he handles Franco as expected. Danny is a 5:1 favorite in the bout.

Two years ago, Danny Roman (27-3-1, 10 KOs) was the unified WBA and IBF super bantamweight world champion. He lost the belts in his first defense by split decision to…
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Dominican prospects fighting on Friday

By Robert Coster

Manguita Boxing Promotions, based in Santo Domingo, is putting on a card this coming Friday in which three unbeaten Dominican prospects will have tune-up fights prior to making their US boxing debut in June and July. Red-hot lightweight Starling Almonte (13-0, 10 KOs) will clash against more experienced fellow Dominican Abraham Peralta (19-8, 8 KOs). This bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Another bout will pit jr featherweight WBA #15 Luis Reinaldo Nunez (10-0, 8 KOs) against visitor Florentino Perez Hernadez (14-5, 2 KOs) of Mexico, and up-and-coming lightweight Edwin De Los Santos (9-0, 8 KOs) will cross gloves against countryman Marco Antonio Acevedo (11-7-1, 2 KOs). These two bouts are scheduled for 8 rounds. Continue reading “Dominican prospects fighting on Friday”

By Robert Coster Manguita Boxing Promotions, based in Santo Domingo, is putting on a card this coming Friday in which three unbeaten Dominican prospects will have tune-up fights prior to…
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Boxing back in Myrtle Beach

By Boxing Bob Newman

Christy Martin Promotions hits Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Crown Reef Resort on Saturday. This will be CMP’s second show at the Crown Reef in the last three and a half months. The 11 bout card will be headlined by New Orleans lightweight Jeremy Hill, who is coming off his first loss back in March on ShoBox, after reeling off 14 straight wins to start his career. He’ll be going up against tough Columbian Deivi Julio in an eight-rounder. Continue reading “Boxing back in Myrtle Beach”

By Boxing Bob Newman Christy Martin Promotions hits Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Crown Reef Resort on Saturday. This will be CMP’s second show at the Crown Reef in the last…
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Boxing craze continues in the Dallas-Ft. Worth

Not long after Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders set an all-time indoor attendance record for a boxing event, professional boxing returns to the area. On Friday, May 21st The Boxing Showcase brings a professional boxing event full of hard-hitting action. Eight bouts set to take place with Rafa “Listo” Gaitan (5-0-1, 3 KOs) headlining in the main event against Jorge Armando Martinez (4-6, 1 KO). The opening bell is set for 7:00pm at the World Famous Mesquite Rodeo Arena in Mesquite, Texas. Special guest, Mexican sports legend Marco Antonio Barrera set to be in attendance. For ticket information call 469-316-7152. Former Fightnews.com® writer Christian Schmidt will be the ring announcer.

Not long after Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders set an all-time indoor attendance record for a boxing event, professional boxing returns to the area. On Friday, May 21st The…
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Ramirez-Taylor undercard announced

Before Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor clash for the undisputed junior welterweight world title Saturday, May 22 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, two featherweight firefights will get the action going.

Mexican contender Jose Enrique Vivas will battle the Robert Garcia-trained Louie Coria in a scheduled eight-rounder.

And, in an eight-rounder with a touch of gold, two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez will face Juan Tapia, the fighting pride of Brownsville, Texas. Continue reading “Ramirez-Taylor undercard announced”

Before Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor clash for the undisputed junior welterweight world title Saturday, May 22 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, two featherweight firefights will get…
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Triller announces Lopez-Kambosos site, undercard

Triller Fight Club today announced that they will again make history by having men’s and women’s undisputed title fights on the same card for the first time ever, with an elite boxing Pay-Per-View card co-headlined by the title fight between ‘The Takeover’ Teófimo López and ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., which has four belts on the line—IBF, WBA, WBO, WBC and the prestigious Ring belt, and a four-belt title bout between Franchon ‘The Heavy-Hitting Diva’ Crews-Dezurn and Elin Cederroos. The PPV event will be the first-ever boxing event held at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida, home of the Miami Marlins. PPV pre-sales are now underway. Continue reading “Triller announces Lopez-Kambosos site, undercard”

Triller Fight Club today announced that they will again make history by having men’s and women’s undisputed title fights on the same card for the first time ever, with an…
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Paul taking Floyd’s ‘kill you’ threat seriously

By TMZ.com

Logan Paul says he and his brother are taking no chances after Floyd Mayweather’s “I’ll kill you” threat … telling TMZ Sports they now have security watching them “at all times.”

Floyd dropped the menacing warning to Jake Paul after the younger Paul bro famously stole the boxer’s hat during a confrontation at the Logan-Mayweather pre-fight news conference in Miami last week.

Most considered it an empty threat — after all, nobody really thinks Floyd’s going to commit murder over a baseball cap — but Logan tells us he’s taking absolutely no chances. Continue reading “Paul taking Floyd’s ‘kill you’ threat seriously”

By TMZ.com Logan Paul says he and his brother are taking no chances after Floyd Mayweather’s “I’ll kill you” threat … telling TMZ Sports they now have security watching them…
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Canelo Conquers the World

The Mexican Bo Jackson

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / President of the WBC

Last Saturday there was an unbelievable event, the AT&T Dallas Cowboys stadium full to capacity, to undertake the long-awaited return of sports fans after a year of anguish and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, which had the sports world completely shut down for several months, then events happening without fans, then limited fans had access to events. The MLB World Series, the NFL Super Bowl, FIFA Champions League, and most major events had limited fans in attendance. But this past Saturday, May 8, will be remembered as the first-ever major event which brought the 73,126 fans in the stadium and millions watching on DAZN and television around the world to celebrate life through boxing and a night which will be forever remembered.

The very loud crowd witnessed a superb demonstration of their hero, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez who is, without a doubt, the best fighter in the world today, the pound-per-pound king. Continue reading “Canelo Conquers the World”

The Mexican Bo Jackson By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán / President of the WBC Last Saturday there was an unbelievable event, the AT&T Dallas Cowboys stadium full to…
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Valtierra-Lopez Headline Boxeo Telemundo

Boxeo Telemundo returns to Mexico City this Friday after a year-long hiatus due to Covid-19. Headlining the card is undefeated WBC Latino Lightweight champion Jair “Kaiser” Valtierra (14-0, 7 KOs) of Leon Guanajuato, Mexico against former WBA world champion Emmanuel “Pollo” Lopez (30-12-1 14 KOs) of Chiapas, Mexico in a 10 round bout. The fight will take place at the famed Blackberry Auditorium. Continue reading “Valtierra-Lopez Headline Boxeo Telemundo”

Boxeo Telemundo returns to Mexico City this Friday after a year-long hiatus due to Covid-19. Headlining the card is undefeated WBC Latino Lightweight champion Jair “Kaiser” Valtierra (14-0, 7 KOs)…
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Interview: Daniel Jacobs

Former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs tells the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer he is ready to step back into the ring. The former champ also talks about mending his relationship with trainer Andre Rozier and the big break-up with Angela Simmons. Plus find out who tops Jacobs’ hit list and find out when we can expect him to fight again. Continue reading “Interview: Daniel Jacobs”

Former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs tells the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer he is ready to step back into the ring. The former champ also talks about mending his…
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Colonel: Stadiums will be Covid-free for 30 days

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan tells Fightnews.com® about a revolutionary product that help fight Covid-19 and get back to having full capacity stadium’s throughout the world

“The new material I am involved with will disinfect and sterilize stadiums from COVID-19 for thirty days,” said The Colonel. “They can spray the hands of people as they come in and that will disinfect them from any infectious disease for eight hours. Continue reading “Colonel: Stadiums will be Covid-free for 30 days”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan tells Fightnews.com® about a revolutionary product that help fight Covid-19 and get back to having full…
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Belgium fighter training in Panama

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By Héctor Villarreal

Among the more than one hundred boxers who were training on Monday at the Pedro Alcazar Gym in Curundu, Panama City, a new face attracted attention. It was Belgian super lightweight Antoine Vanackere (16-1, 9 KOs), 26, who was sweating in the midday heat as he followed the instructions of the Arboleda family coaches.

A few meters away his father, promoter Alain Vanackere, was observing him, and told us “I had to meet here with WBA authorities to discuss the next defense of my new champion, cruiserweight Ryad Merhy, on July 17th in Belgium, so I suggested to my son, who will also fight in that event, to come with me and train here for 2 weeks”, said the father. “We are very happy to be in Panama to discover the country and especially this well-known gym,” he added.

By Héctor Villarreal Among the more than one hundred boxers who were training on Monday at the Pedro Alcazar Gym in Curundu, Panama City, a new face attracted attention. It…
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Ramirez: I’ll always be the underdog

The countdown is on, and WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez is 12 days away from a legacy-defining undisputed showdown against Josh Taylor, Scotland’s IBF/WBA kingpin. It’s business as usual for Ramirez, the 2012 U.S. Olympian from California’s Central Valley who hopes to become the first four-belt undisputed champion of Mexican descent. He’s spent the better part of two months training in Riverside, California, with Robert Garcia, who has guided his career inside the ring since after his March 2018 title-winning effort over Amir Imam.

With fight week seven days away, Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) is the prohibitive underdog for the first time in his professional career, as Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) is a more than 2-to-1 favorite at most sportsbooks. Continue reading “Ramirez: I’ll always be the underdog”

The countdown is on, and WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez is 12 days away from a legacy-defining undisputed showdown against Josh Taylor, Scotland’s IBF/WBA kingpin. It’s business as…
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Billy Joe Saunders Update

Former WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has undergone surgery in Dallas after suffering multiple fractures to the orbital area of his right eye. WBA/WBC/WBO super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez caved in Saunders’ eye socket with a massive right uppercut in round eight of their bout Saturday night before a record audience of 73,126 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was the largest attendance at any sports event in the US since Covid-19.

Kell Brook suffered a similar injury against Gennady Golovkin and was out nine months, then he suffered the same injury to the other eye socket against Errol Spence and was out ten months.

Former WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has undergone surgery in Dallas after suffering multiple fractures to the orbital area of his right eye. WBA/WBC/WBO super middleweight champion Canelo…
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Buatsi excited by Virgil Hunter link-up

Unbeaten light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi says he is excited to showcase his improvements under new trainer Virgil Hunter when he defends his WBA International title against unbeaten Frenchman Daniel Blenda Dos Santos at the AO Arena, Manchester this Saturday on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.

Buatsi (13-0, 11 KOs) recently traveled to San Francisco to team up with renowned coach Hunter, who guided the career of pound-for-pound star Andre Ward – and former Olympian ‘JB’ is confident the move will strengthen his pursuit of a world title fight. Continue reading “Buatsi excited by Virgil Hunter link-up”

Unbeaten light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi says he is excited to showcase his improvements under new trainer Virgil Hunter when he defends his WBA International title against unbeaten Frenchman Daniel Blenda…
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Interview: Sean O’Grady

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA lightweight champion Sean O’Grady (81-5, 70 KOs) and legendary broadcaster talks to Peter Maniatis about his career in boxing and some of the outstanding people he has met. Continue reading “Interview: Sean O’Grady”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA lightweight champion Sean O’Grady (81-5, 70 KOs) and legendary broadcaster talks to Peter Maniatis about his career in boxing and some…
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Perez tops Villanueva for WBA regional belt

Super middleweight Hernan David Perez (8-3, 3 KOs) of Argentina unanimously decisioned countryman Pablo Cesar Villanueva (10-4-1, 0 KOs) to win the vacant World Boxing Association Fedebol title Saturday night. The official scores were 99-94, 97-93, and 97-96 all in favor of Perez. The 10 round main event took place at the Talleres Futbol Club, Mar Del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Continue reading “Perez tops Villanueva for WBA regional belt”

Super middleweight Hernan David Perez (8-3, 3 KOs) of Argentina unanimously decisioned countryman Pablo Cesar Villanueva (10-4-1, 0 KOs) to win the vacant World Boxing Association Fedebol title Saturday night.…
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Canelo to Chavez Sr: You’re the greatest

By Hesiquio Balderas

After his TKO victory over Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo Alvarez was interviewed by Box Azteca where Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is an expert commentator.

“Let me say first that you’re the greatest, you’re the inspiration I looked up to when I was a little boy. I used to watch tapes of your fights to learn from you,” Canelo told Chavez Sr. “I will never try to say I’m better than you because I look up to you. I just want to make my own history, my own path.” Continue reading “Canelo to Chavez Sr: You’re the greatest”

By Hesiquio Balderas After his TKO victory over Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo Alvarez was interviewed by Box Azteca where Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is an expert commentator. “Let me say…
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Canelo stops Saunders in eight

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (30-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The reigning pound-for-pound king Canelo out of Guadalajara, Mexico, clocked into work once again in his third fight since December 2020, proved too strong for the Brit Saunders and stopped him on his stool between the eighth and ninth rounds and leaves the Lone Star State as the super middleweight unified world champion.

With the win, Canelo snatched the WBO belt from Saunders to go along with his WBC and WBA straps and now set his sights on IBF champ Caleb Plant this September for the undisputed title, which has been his stated goal. Continue reading “Canelo stops Saunders in eight”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (30-1, 14 KOs)…
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Soto stops Takayama, retains WBO 108lb title

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In the co-main event in Arlington, TX and live on DAZN as part of the Canelo-Saunders extravaganza, WBO light flyweight champ Elwin Soto (19-1, 12 KOs) out of Baja California, Mexico, retained his belt by ninth round TKO in a hard-fought battle against former multi-time minimumweight champ Katsunari Takayama (32-9,12 KOs hailing from Osaka Japan. Continue reading “Soto stops Takayama, retains WBO 108lb title”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In the co-main event in Arlington, TX and live on DAZN as part of the Canelo-Saunders extravaganza, WBO light flyweight champ Elwin Soto (19-1, 12…
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Canelo-Saunders Undercard Results

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Souleymane Cissokho (13-0, 8 KOs) from Bagnolet, France by way of Senegal, scored a surprisingly close split decision to claim the WBA Intercontinental Super Welterweight title over UK’s Kieron Conway (16-2-1, 3 KOs).
It was a chess match from the opening round as neither fighter would give an inch. Cissokho often initiated the action with jabs to the head and body and Conway would look for a counter right hand. Cissokho also controlled distance throughout the fight and would often slip out of the way after he landed his jab or right hand. Conway was often a step behind as he tried to time the elusive Cissokho. Continue reading “Canelo-Saunders Undercard Results”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Souleymane Cissokho (13-0, 8 KOs) from Bagnolet, France by way of Senegal, scored a surprisingly close split decision to claim the…
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The Calm Before The Storm

The view shortly before 70,000 raging boxing fans surge into AT&T Stadium in Dallas for the clash between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders with the WBC, WBA, WBO super middleweight world titles on the line.

Canelo Vs Saunders Weigh Ins
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The view shortly before 70,000 raging boxing fans surge into AT&T Stadium in Dallas for the clash between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders with the WBC, WBA, WBO…
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