Andrade vows to dominate Williams

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) has warned mandatory challenger Liam Williams (23-2-1 18 KOs to back up his talk on Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Fl., live on DAZN.

“It’s one thing to be hyping yourself up and the fight,” said Andrade. “But you got to be concerned with what you are saying and back it up because at the end of the day, I don’t have two losses, I have never lost. They call him ‘The Machine’, but when I am done with him, he’ll be ‘The Rust Bucket. Continue reading “Andrade vows to dominate Williams”

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) has warned mandatory challenger Liam Williams (23-2-1 18 KOs to back up his talk on Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at…
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Calzaghe taps Williams to upset Andrade

Boxing Hall of Famer Joe Calzaghe believes 3:1 underdog Liam Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs) has what it takes to dethrone unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (25-0, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, live worldwide on DAZN.

“Demetrius is a slippery customer with bags of skill, but I think Liam needs to get in there, get close to him, unsettle him, make him work and not give him one second’s rest,” said Calzaghe. “If he does that, I think he could take the belt on points and even force a late stoppage. It’ll be a hard night’s work, but he’s got the tools to get it done and I’d love to see him bring the belt back to Wales.”

Boxing Hall of Famer Joe Calzaghe believes 3:1 underdog Liam Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs) has what it takes to dethrone unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (25-0, 18 KOs) on…
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Amir Khan responds to Conor Benn

After his 80-second win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday, unbeaten welterweight contender Conor Benn called out former world champion Amir Khan. “Give me a proper test,” Benn told Sky Sports. “Give me Amir Khan. I know he’s too busy on reality shows and all that. But listen, if he wants it, he can get it.”

Khan responded via Twitter: “Conor well done. Great kid, wish him the best. At his age, I was a world champ. Maybe if he had some belts that fight would make sense but he’s got a long way to go yet.”

After his 80-second win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday, unbeaten welterweight contender Conor Benn called out former world champion Amir Khan. “Give me a proper test,” Benn told Sky Sports.…
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Colonel Bob Sheridan: “Rumble in the Jungle

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By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Famer Colonel Bob Sheridan talks to Fightnews.com® about the “Rumble in the Jungle” when Muhammad Ali regained the heavyweight championship by knocking out George Foreman in eight rounds in Kinshasa, Zaire on October 30, 1974.

Sheridan broadcast the live pay-per-view on closed-circuit television, also known as theatre television, to venues across the world. The fight had a record estimated 50 million viewers on closed-circuit television worldwide, grossing an estimated $100 million in revenue.

In total, including closed-circuit and free television, the fight was watched by an estimated television audience of 1 billion viewers worldwide – about a quarter of the world’s 4 billion population in 1974. Continue reading “Colonel Bob Sheridan: “Rumble in the Jungle”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Famer Colonel Bob Sheridan talks to Fightnews.com® about the “Rumble in the Jungle” when Muhammad Ali regained the heavyweight championship by…
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Ocampo crushes Matute in two

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WBO #12 junior middleweight Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (29-1, 19 KOs) scored a second round KO over Iván “Demolisher” Matute (30-4, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Grand Hotel in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. A vicious body attack by Ocampo put Matute on the canvas three times in the second round. Official time was 1:52. Matute spent a few minutes on the deck writhing in pain, but eventually got up with an ice pack on his liver.

WBO #12 junior middleweight Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (29-1, 19 KOs) scored a second round KO over Iván “Demolisher” Matute (30-4, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Grand Hotel in…
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Smith-Vlasov official scoring

Judge Dave Sutherland had the bout 114-114 even, while judges Pat Russell and Gerald Ritter had Smith up 115-113, 115-112 respectively.

The three judges unanimously agreed on nine of the twelve rounds, with Smith ahead five rounds to four.

Round one (Vlasov), round four (Smith), round six (Vlasov), round seven (Smith), and round eight (Smith). All three gave Vlasov the ninth and tenth rounds. All three gave Smith the final two rounds, with Ritter giving Smith a 10-8 in round eleven.

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Judge Dave Sutherland had the bout 114-114 even, while judges Pat Russell and Gerald Ritter had Smith up 115-113, 115-112 respectively. The three judges unanimously agreed on nine of the…
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Ex-champ Reveco returns with win in Argentina

Former WBA flyweight world champion Juan Carlos Reveco (40-4, 19 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in over 3 years. His last appearance was in February 2018 losing in a world title opportunity versus hen world champion Donnie Nietes. The 37-year-old Reveco ground out a dominating but hard-earned unanimous decision victory over local journeyman Jeremias Javier Ulibarre (8-12-1, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Club Atlético Talleres, Villa Gobernador Galvez, Santa Fe, Argentina. The official scores were 60-55, 60-54, and 60-53.5 all in favor of Reveco. Continue reading “Ex-champ Reveco returns with win in Argentina”

Former WBA flyweight world champion Juan Carlos Reveco (40-4, 19 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in over 3 years. His last appearance was in February 2018…
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Ennis KOs Lipinets in six

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Undefeated WBO #7, IBF #9, WBC #12 welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) overpowered and knocked out former world champion and IBF #3 rated Sergey Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. A Lipinets slip in round four was incorrectly ruled a knockdown. No mistake about the knockdown in round six, however. A straight left put Lipinets down and out. Time was 2:11. Another dominant and impressive performance by Ennis.

“I’ll always be hard on myself when I look back at my performance,” said Ennis. “My goal is to keep getting better, sharper, faster and stronger so I can become world champion. As long as I keep fighting top guys, I’m happy. I feel like I will be world champion by the end of this year or beginning of next year. Patience is the key though. Continue reading “Ennis KOs Lipinets in six”

Undefeated WBO #7, IBF #9, WBC #12 welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) overpowered and knocked out former world champion and IBF #3 rated Sergey Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs)…
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Smith edges Vlasov to win WBO LH title

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The “Common Man” Joe Smith Jr. (27-3, 21 KOs) took a hard fought majority decision over Maxim Vlasov (45-4, 26 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO light heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The lanky awkward Vlasov outworked Smith early and cut Smith over the left eye in round one. That cut troubled Smith the rest of the way. Smith connected with a big right hand in round two, but Vlasov continued to outwork him. Vlasov started bleeding from the mouth in round five. Smith landed some big shots in round seven. Vlasov rebounded well in round eight and had a big round nine as Smith faded. Smith rallied in round eleven. Vlasov went down down but referee Gary Ritter ruled it a punch behind the head. Still, a big round for Smith. Smith also won round twelve. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-112.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Smith. “It was definitely a close, tough fight. I give it to Vlasov. Great fighter. He really put on a great show tonight and toughed it out. I believe that round where I hurt him there… I believe he had his head down, and I should’ve got the knockout. I think I would’ve got the stoppage that {11th} round, but he pulled it off and made it out on his feet. I believe I got the victory tonight because they saw I landed the harder shots. He landed a lot of punches. It was a great fight. Continue reading “Smith edges Vlasov to win WBO LH title”

The “Common Man” Joe Smith Jr. (27-3, 21 KOs) took a hard fought majority decision over Maxim Vlasov (45-4, 26 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO light heavyweight title on…
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Ancajas retains IBF superfly belt

IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (33-1-2, 22 KOs) retained his title against Jonathan Rodríguez (22-2, 16 KOs) in a slugfest on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Toe-to-toe action for all twelve rounds. Ancajas battered Rodriguez to the canvas with a barrage of punches in round eight. Scores were unanimous for Ancajas 115-112, 116-111, 117-110.

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Unbeaten welterweight Eimantas Stanionis (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme (25-5-1, 16 KOs) in a WBA title eliminator. Stanionis pressed the action and won 115-113, 116-112, 117-111.
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IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (33-1-2, 22 KOs) retained his title against Jonathan Rodríguez (22-2, 16 KOs) in a slugfest on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun…
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Balogun stops Barr, remains unbeaten

Undefeated heavyweight Mike Balogun (17-0, 13 KOs) scored a second round KO over Keith Barr (20-14-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at The Rustica in Vero Beach, Florida. Balogun dropped Barr three times in round two to end it. Time was 2:45.

A wild clash between cruiserweights Johnnie Langston (9-3, 5 KOs) and Demetrius Banks (10-10-1, 3 KOs) ended in a no-contest. Both fighters were down in round one. Banks suffered a leg injury in round three when Langston threw him down from a clinch and the bottom rope snapped.

Undefeated heavyweight Mike Balogun (17-0, 13 KOs) scored a second round KO over Keith Barr (20-14-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at The Rustica in Vero Beach, Florida. Balogun dropped…
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Ajagba, Real Big Baby score early knockouts

Unbeaten WBC #11, WBA #11 heavyweight Efe Ajagba (15-0, 12 KOs) explosively knocked Brian “MVP” Howard (15-5, 12 KOs) out cold in round three in the Smith-Vlasov co-feature on Saturday night at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A massive right hand that sounded like a cannon shot landing on the ear of Howard sent him twisting to the canvas live a pretzel. Time was 1:29.

Unbeaten heavyweight Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (9-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round KO over Jeremiah “The Bullfrog” Karpency (16-3-1, 6 KOs) Anderson dropped Karpency with a body shot in round one. Identical punch in round two put Karpency down for the count. Time was :34. Continue reading “Ajagba, Real Big Baby score early knockouts”

Unbeaten WBC #11, WBA #11 heavyweight Efe Ajagba (15-0, 12 KOs) explosively knocked Brian “MVP” Howard (15-5, 12 KOs) out cold in round three in the Smith-Vlasov co-feature on Saturday…
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Benn stops Vargas in one round

Unbeaten WBA #11, IBF #14 welterweight Conor Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) needed just 80 seconds to defend his WBA Continental title against Samuel Vargas (31-7-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. Benn, the son of former world champion Nigel Benn, jumped on Vargas early on and referee Michael Alexander quickly waved it off. Vargas complained about the stoppage.

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WBO middleweight champion Savannah “The Silent Assasin” Marshall (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a third round KO over late sub Maria Lindberg (19-7-2, 10 KOs). Marshall dropped Lindberg in round two, then put her down for the count in round three. Time was 1:11.
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“The Baby Face Assassin” Shannon Courtenay (7-1, 3 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten “Blonde Bomber” Ebanie Bridges (5-1, 2 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBA women’s bantamweight world title. Bridges’ left eye was closed for the last few rounds. Judges favored the home fighter 97-94, 98-92, 98-92. The bout seemed much closer than that. Continue reading “Benn stops Vargas in one round”

Unbeaten WBA #11, IBF #14 welterweight Conor Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) needed just 80 seconds to defend his WBA Continental title against Samuel Vargas (31-7-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Huni victorious, remains unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped Jack Maris (2-1, 0 KOs) in round one at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Referee Paul Tapley saved 6’9 Maris from further punishment at 2:50.

“It feels amazing, it feels fantastic to be back,” Huni said. “It is what it is. It’s out of my control. I did all the hard work. There’s no pressure.” Huni is 2019 amateur world championship bronze medalist. Continue reading “Huni victorious, remains unbeaten”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped Jack Maris (2-1, 0 KOs) in round one at the Gold Coast Convention Centre,…
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Tonight’s Boxing Officials

Judges for the WBO light heavyweight world title fight between Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov will be David Sutherland (OK), Pat Russell (CA), Gerald Ritter (OK). The referee is Gary Ritter.

Judges for the IBF junior bantamweight world title bout between Jerwin Ancajas and Jonathan Rodriguez will be Tom Paolillo (NY), Tom Schreck (NY), and Don Trella (CT). The referee is David Fields.

Judges for the welterweight clash between Jaron Ennis and Sergey Lipinets are Glenn Feldman (CT), Don Trella (CT), and Fernando Villarreal (CA). The referee is Arthur Mercante.

Judges for the WBA welterweight title eliminator between Eimantas Stanionis and Thomas Dulorme are Tom Carusone (CT), Frank Lombardi (CT), Steve Weisfeld (NJ). The referee is Harvey Dock.

Judges for the WBO light heavyweight world title fight between Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov will be David Sutherland (OK), Pat Russell (CA), Gerald Ritter (OK). The referee is…
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Fury-Joshua Update

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury took to social media to give an update on the big fight that’s taking forever to finalize. The showdown with WBA/IBF/WBO champ Anthony Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship.

“Just got some big news,” said Fury. “Three or four big offers on the table. Interest from Saudi Arabia, my gypsy brothers in Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, America, England…there’s some big, big offers on the table. I’m going to go through them on Sunday and then hopefully get this big fight on and let me smash this big dosser, big unless dosser let me say. Cause when I get him, I’m gonna give him that [makes fist], you big dosser.”

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury took to social media to give an update on the big fight that’s taking forever to finalize. The showdown with WBA/IBF/WBO champ Anthony Joshua for…
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Ebanie Bridges: When I fight, I’m there to hurt you

“I’m savage, I want to go in there and f**k this sh*t up.”

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Tonight at the Copper Box Arena in London, undefeated Ebanie Bridges takes on Shannon Courtenay for the WBA female bantamweight title. Bridges has a record of 5-0 with two knockouts, just competed four weeks ago as she won an eight-round unanimous decision over Carol Earl in Australia. Within hours of her victory over Earl, Ebanie hopped on a plane and trained for the championship opportunity in Philadelphia.

Bridges, 34, has been at odds with Courtenay for the past several weeks. Tomorrow night they will do battle over 10-rounds to become world champion. The fight will take place under the Conor Benn-Samuel Vargas main event, and will be streamed LIVE on DAZN. Continue reading “Ebanie Bridges: When I fight, I’m there to hurt you”

“I’m savage, I want to go in there and f**k this sh*t up.” Tonight at the Copper Box Arena in London, undefeated Ebanie Bridges takes on Shannon Courtenay for the…
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Dib captures Aussie 140lb crown

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Unbeaten Yousef Dib (15-0, 7 KOs) captured the vacant Australian super lightweight title against Hunter Ioane (8-2-1, 5 KOs) on Friday at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dib was down in round one, but came back to control the fight in most of the rounds as he outworked Ioane on the inside and at long range. Scores were Will Soulos 97-92, Ian Batty 97-92, Charlie Lucas 96-93. Dib holds a 2015 amateur victory over world-rated Conor Benn and lost by split decision to current IBF, WBA super lightweight champion Josh Taylor in the amateur ranks. Continue reading “Dib captures Aussie 140lb crown”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Unbeaten Yousef Dib (15-0, 7 KOs) captured the vacant Australian super lightweight title against Hunter Ioane (8-2-1, 5 KOs) on Friday at Club…
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Former champ Wilfredo Vazquez Jr returns

The former world champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez (25-7-1, 20 KOs) will return to Mexico to face local Víctor “Pitufo” Proa (29-8, 28 KOs) on May 15 at the Hotel Villa Real in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, in a promotion of Rocky Special Events headed by Héctor Sánchez Arredondo in association with Vicente Ruiz.

Vázquez, 33, last fought on June 16, 2018 in Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, by defeating Cristian “Diamante” Mijares by knockout.

The former world champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez (25-7-1, 20 KOs) will return to Mexico to face local Víctor “Pitufo” Proa (29-8, 28 KOs) on May 15 at the Hotel Villa…
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Weights from Tijuana

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Dubiel Sanchez 155.4 vs. Ruben Orozco 156

Venue: Grand Hotel Tijuana, Tijuana, BC, Mexico
Promotor: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico)

Carlos Ocampo 154.3 vs. Ivan Matute 155. Dubiel Sanchez 155.4 vs. Ruben Orozco 156 Venue: Grand Hotel Tijuana, Tijuana, BC, Mexico Promotor: Zanfer TV: TV Azteca (Mexico)

Elwin Soto signs with Matchroom

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom has announced the signing of WBO light-flyweight champion Elwin Soto. Soto (18-1 12 KOs) ripped the WBO strap from Angel Acosta in dramatic fashion with a final round KO win in California in June 2019 and has since defended the title twice with distance triumphs over Edward Heno in October 2019 and Carlos Butrago last October.

The 24-year-old will be back in action soon with his first fight under Hearn to be announced shortly, and the young Mexican talent cannot wait to be back in the ring and wants to chase his fellow champions.

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom has announced the signing of WBO light-flyweight champion Elwin Soto. Soto (18-1 12 KOs) ripped the WBO strap from Angel Acosta in dramatic fashion with a…
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Online boxing betting now allowed in 9 states

BetMGM is expanding its presence throughout the United States as individual states permit online sports betting and casino gaming. To date nine states are onboard. They include Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

To wager on the BetMGM app, you don’t have to be a resident in one of these states, but you must be located in the state while placing your bet. The app also works at locations in Nevada.

Expect more states to follow soon as the U.S. gets caught up with the rest of the wagering world.

BetMGM is expanding its presence throughout the United States as individual states permit online sports betting and casino gaming. To date nine states are onboard. They include Colorado, Indiana, Iowa,…
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Unbeaten cruisers clash April 17 on FS1

Undefeated cruiserweight contenders Efetobor Apochi (10-0, 10 KOs) and Deon Nicholson (14-0, 13 KOs) will meet in a 12-round WBA title eliminator headlining a special one-hour boxing telecast on FS1 April 17 from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center in Los Angeles. Apochi-Nicholson will serve as the lead-in to the FOX network telecast headlined by former WBC super welterweight champion Tony Harrison against Bryant Perrella in the main event.

Super bantamweight teenage twins Chávez “The Beast” Barrientes and Ángel “AK-47” Barrientes will serve as swing bouts in separate fights.

Undefeated cruiserweight contenders Efetobor Apochi (10-0, 10 KOs) and Deon Nicholson (14-0, 13 KOs) will meet in a 12-round WBA title eliminator headlining a special one-hour boxing telecast on FS1…
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Smith, Vlasov make weight

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Joe Smith Jr 174.8 vs. Maxim Vlasov 175
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Efe Ajagba 239.6 vs. Brian Howard 218
Robson Conceicao 128.4 vs. Jesus Antonio Ahumada 129.2
Jared Anderson 251.8 vs. Jeremiah Karpency 226.6
Duke Ragan 125.8 vs. Charles Clark 126.6
Albert Bell 132.2 vs. Manuel Rey Rojas 132
Trey Lippe 225.8 vs. Jason Bergman 256
Sonny Conto 230.4 vs. Waldo Cortes 262
Jeremiah Milton 232.8 vs. Jayvone Dafney 222.6

Venue: Osage Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN, ESPN+

Joe Smith Jr 174.8 vs. Maxim Vlasov 175 (WBO light heavyweight title) Efe Ajagba 239.6 vs. Brian Howard 218 Robson Conceicao 128.4 vs. Jesus Antonio Ahumada 129.2 Jared Anderson 251.8…
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Mendoza gives lecture on boxing regulations

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The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, gave a lecture on “Boxing Regulations” hosted by Universitas Fundación, as part of a series of seminars held every Thursday under the name #SiDerechoDeportivo.

Mendoza, who is also a lawyer, was an ideal choice for this talk, since thanks to his extensive experience he understands the legal structure that regulates boxing and has the theoretical basis to discuss the subject.

In this sport, negotiations are established on a permanent basis, which require a deep understanding of all parties and that was the reason why Mendoza decided to study law many years ago, he said. Continue reading “Mendoza gives lecture on boxing regulations”

The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, gave a lecture on “Boxing Regulations” hosted by Universitas Fundación, as part of a series of seminars held every…
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