Garcia-Redkach Officials

Here are the officials working the key bouts tonight on the Showtime telecast from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator – 12-Rounds
Danny Garcia vs. Ivan Redkach
Referee: Benjy Esteves; Judges: Glenn Feldman (Connecticut), Tony Paolillo (New York), Don Trella (Connecticut)

Super Welterweight Bout – 10-Rounds
Jarrett Hurd vs. Francisco Santana 
Referee: Arthur Mercante Jr; Judges: Larry Hazzard, Jr. (New Jersey), Julie Lederman (New York); Kevin Morgan (New York)

WBO Junior Featherweight Title Eliminator – 12-Rounds
Stephen Fulton, Jr. vs. Arnold Khegai
Referee: Steve Willis; Judges: Frank Lombardi (Connecticut), John McKaie (New York), Waleska Roldan (New York)

Here are the officials working the key bouts tonight on the Showtime telecast from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator – 12-Rounds Danny Garcia vs. Ivan Redkach…
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Tigre: I’ve never used any illegal substance

Not mentioned in any official statements was the actual illegal substance found in the system of WBC/WBO female super middleweight world champion Alejandra “Tigre” Jimenez. Fightnews.com® has confirmed that the substance is Stanozolol, a synthetic derivative of testosterone.

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Jimenez is aggressively looking to clear her name. She stated, “On December 15, 2019, VADA took urine and blood doping samples, which turned out to be negative. On January 10 of this year, I was subjected to another anti-doping test only of urine, which was positive, a fact that surprised me since I have never used any illegal substance for my preparation. However, the next day, that is, on January 11, I had another blood and urine test, and it was negative again, so I consider that there is an error in the test that tested positive. An error that affects my image and is detrimental to the example that I seek to present as an athlete.”

“I will immediately request the analysis of the ‘B sample’, to prove credibly that there has been an error…I trust the due process of the investigation carried out by the World Boxing Council, which I’m sure will be resolved in my favor.”

Not mentioned in any official statements was the actual illegal substance found in the system of WBC/WBO female super middleweight world champion Alejandra “Tigre” Jimenez. Fightnews.com® has confirmed that the…
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Munoz stays unbeaten in Argentina

Unbeaten super flyweight prospect Kevin Luis Munoz (10-0, 4 KOs) of Argentian defeated Ramon Averanga (9-2, 6 KOs) of Bolivia by unanimous decision. The official scores were 118-110, 118-109 118-108.  The 12 round main event took place at the Club Sportivo America, Rosario, Argentina.

The bout looked very unlikely to go the distance when Munoz dropped Averanga in round three. Averanga beat the count and fought on bravely the rest of the fight. It was the first time going 12 rounds for Munoz who won the vacant South American super fly title.

Unbeaten super flyweight prospect Kevin Luis Munoz (10-0, 4 KOs) of Argentian defeated Ramon Averanga (9-2, 6 KOs) of Bolivia by unanimous decision. The official scores were 118-110, 118-109 118-108. …
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Oscar De La Hoya Statement

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy: “It is extremely unfortunate to learn that WBC and WBO super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) has tested positive for banned substances after her title fight with Franchon Crews-Dezurn (6-2, 2 KOs) on January 11. As Franchon’s promoter, we are incredibly disappointed for her as she worked incredibly hard to defend her titles.  However, our job is to ensure the safety of our fighters both inside and outside of the ring. Thus, we have always insisted and supported testing through the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for all of our world championship fights. Jimenez’s fight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn is no exception. Now our job is to find justice for Franchon by working closely with the WBC and the WBO in order to reinstate her as a world champion.”

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy: “It is extremely unfortunate to learn that WBC and WBO super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) has…
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WBC champ Alejandra Jimenez fails drug test

The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) has notified the WBC that an “A” Sample collected on January 10 from WBC female super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez has yielded an adverse finding for a banned substance under the WBC Clean Boxing Program. The WBC will follow its customary protocol by, among other steps, affording Jimenez the opportunity to witness the opening of the “B” Sample, or send a representative to do so. The WBC will conduct an in-depth investigation of the circumstances that led to the adverse finding.

The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) has notified the WBC that an “A” Sample collected on January 10 from WBC female super middleweight world champion Alejandra Jimenez has yielded an adverse…
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Sampson Boxing wins Taylor-Khongsong purse bid

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing won today’s IBF purse bid for the right to promote WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor’s mandatory defense against Thailand’s Apinun Khongsong.

Held at the IBF’s office in Springfield, NJ, Lewkowicz submitted a winning bid of $1.32M, topping Top Rank’s submission of $1.26M. Top Rank had recently signed Taylor to a multi-fight deal, but now stands to have a rival company promote Taylor’s next fight.

Under IBF rules, the fight must take place within 90 days of the bid or by April 20, 2020.  Taylor will be entitled to 65% of the winning bid ($858,000) while Khongsong will receive 35% ($462,000).

Lewkowicz says the fight will be in the UK.

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing won today’s IBF purse bid for the right to promote WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor’s mandatory defense against Thailand’s Apinun Khongsong. Held at the…
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Weights from Trenton, New Jersey

Mike Hilton 200 vs. Baldimir Hernandez 197
Shinard Bunch 147 vs. Fabian Lyimo 145
Chris Thomas 178 vs. Engleberto Valenzuela 176
Frederic Julan 176 vs. Fidel Munoz 173
LaQuan Evans 154 vs. Alberto Delgado 155
Mike Moore 200 vs. Jakub Sowirko 198

Promoter: Silver Bow
Venue: Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, New Jersey
1st Bell: 7:30 PM ET
Tickets: $25, $39, $59, $79 and the 1st two rows are $99.

Mike Hilton 200 vs. Baldimir Hernandez 197 Shinard Bunch 147 vs. Fabian Lyimo 145 Chris Thomas 178 vs. Engleberto Valenzuela 176 Frederic Julan 176 vs. Fidel Munoz 173 LaQuan Evans…
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Garcia, Redkach make weight

Danny Garcia 147 vs. Ivan Redkach 146.75
(WBC welterweight title eliminator)

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Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Jarrett Hurd 154.5 vs. Francisco Santana 155
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Stephen Fulton, Jr. 122 vs. Arnold Khegai 121.75
(WBO junior featherweight title eliminator)
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Patrick Harris 140.75 vs. Clay Burns 139.5
Keeshawn Williams 150 vs. Gaku Takahashi 147.25
Lorenzo Simpson 159.5 vs. Antonio Hernandez 159

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Showtime

Danny Garcia 147 vs. Ivan Redkach 146.75 (WBC welterweight title eliminator) Jarrett Hurd 154.5 vs. Francisco Santana 155 Stephen Fulton, Jr. 122 vs. Arnold Khegai 121.75 (WBO junior featherweight title…
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Rocha-Solomon added to Feb 14 DAZN card

Welterweight prospect Alexis “Lex” Rocha (15-0, 10 KOs) will take an important step up in competition as he defends his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title against Brad “King” Solomon (28-2, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout on the undercard of Garcia vs. Fonseca. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 14 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

As previously announced, Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. will defend his WBC Silver Lightweight Title against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in the 12-round main event. Continue reading “Rocha-Solomon added to Feb 14 DAZN card”

Welterweight prospect Alexis “Lex” Rocha (15-0, 10 KOs) will take an important step up in competition as he defends his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title against Brad “King” Solomon (28-2,…
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Ecuador joins “Future WBA Champions”

Futurewbachampions300The number of participants for the “Future WBA Champions” training camp, to be held in Medellin from February 1 to 11, continues growing. Ecuador became the seventh team to sign up for the competition and will accompany Venezuela, Italy, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia in this important preparation meeting.

This event is intended for the fighters to reach the qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the best physical condition, with emphasis on the tournament to be held in Buenos Aires in March. Continue reading “Ecuador joins “Future WBA Champions””

The number of participants for the “Future WBA Champions” training camp, to be held in Medellin from February 1 to 11, continues growing. Ecuador became the seventh team to sign…
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Tszyu-Horn negotiations hit a snag

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

The promoters of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and IBF #7, WBO #9 light middleweight Tim Tszyu met today but negotiations have hit a snag that could prevent an agreement for the biggest names in Australian boxing to clash in April.

Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan says Tszyu’s promoter Matt Rose will not agree to two points. The Horn camp wants the fight to be contested over ten rounds, while the Tszyu camp insists on a twelve round bout. Secondly, the Tszyu team will not agree to a rematch clause. Continue reading “Tszyu-Horn negotiations hit a snag”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing The promoters of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and IBF #7, WBO #9 light middleweight Tim Tszyu met today but negotiations have…
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Coronavirus KOs Ramirez-Postol fight

Jose Ramirez’s WBC/WBO junior welterweight world title defense against former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol — originally scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN from Mission Hills Haikou in Hainan, China on February 1 — has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. The bout will now be contested at a date and venue to be determined.

“The health and safety of our fighters and everyone working on the event is the most important thing,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “We hope the situation is brought under control soon. We look forward to staging events at Mission Hills Haikou in the very near future.”

Jose Ramirez’s WBC/WBO junior welterweight world title defense against former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol — originally scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN from Mission Hills Haikou in…
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Quigley crushes Marin in three

WBC #15 middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over late sub Fernando Marin (16-5-3, 12 KOs) on Thursday night in “The Hangar” at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Quigley battered Marin in round two and finished him in round three with a straight right that put Marin down and out. Time was 1:47.

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“I was catching him with some good shots in the second round,” said Quigley. “He’s got a hard head; I’ll tell you that. I knew he could take some heavy shots. I was happy to get him out of there in the third round. I think everyone knows me well. I like to get into a brawl. That was my downfall in the past. Tonight, working with Andy Lee was great. We’re maturing and progressing every time.” Continue reading “Quigley crushes Marin in three”

WBC #15 middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over late sub Fernando Marin (16-5-3, 12 KOs) on Thursday night in “The Hangar” at…
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Roman: Akhmadaliev has flaws I can expose

WBA and IBF super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman defends his titles against unbeaten WBA mandatory challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev on January 30 at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

“Murodjon Akhmadaliev beat my teammate Isaac Zarate so I’m very familiar with him,” said Roman. “I know he’s a strong kid, an aggressive fighter, he’s hungry and he’s going to try to take me out as best he can. He makes a few mistakes, he likes to fight with his hands down, not sure if that’s his style, but those are the flaws I see in him.” Continue reading “Roman: Akhmadaliev has flaws I can expose”

WBA and IBF super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman defends his titles against unbeaten WBA mandatory challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev on January 30 at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, live…
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Ramirez-Postol to be postponed?

The February 1 clash between WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol at the Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, Hainan, China, may be postponed due to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. According to the ESPN website, the network is balking at sending a crew to China and a final decision will be made by Friday. The Ramirez team is still in the U.S., while the Postol team is already in China. The fight venue is located 1,000 miles south of the city of Wuhan, which is under quarantine to stem the spread of the virus.

The February 1 clash between WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol at the Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, Hainan, China, may…
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Garcia-Redkach/Hurd-Santana Final Presser

Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” García and hard-hitting Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they battle in a WBC welterweight title eliminator that headlines action this Saturday on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  The press conference also featured former unified champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd and Francisco “Chia” Santana squaring off before they compete in the 10-round super welterweight co-feature.

Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday from the Tillary Hotel in Brooklyn:

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Danny Garcia: “It doesn’t matter who I beat or who I lost to, come Saturday night, Redkach is going down. I’ve worked too hard not to leave Saturday with this win.”

Ivan Redkach: “Danny García is a good fighter, but I have a game plan. That game plan is going to end with me knocking him out.”

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Jarrett Hurd: “I definitely want to get hit less, that’s first and foremost. I’m in a lot of Fight of the Year candidates, but I don’t want more of those back and forth fights. I want to control the fight and give a dominant performance Saturday and for the rest of my career.”

Francisco Santana: “Regardless of whether I’m the underdog or not, I’m going to bring it.”

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Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” García and hard-hitting Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they battle in a WBC welterweight title eliminator that…
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Tim Tszyu: Sign the contract Horn!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #7 light middleweight Tim Tszyu wants to meet former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in April to decide who is best 154 pounder Down Under. “Jeff Horn’s promoter (Dean Lonergan) will be talking today to my promoter (Matt Rose) and I am hoping that the fight can be made so we can fight in three or four months,” said Tszyu on the Channel Seven Sunrise show. “Horn only has to sign the contract and we can get it on.”

Tszyu has agreed to a 60/40 split in favor of Horn. There is speculation that the fight would be staged in the city of Perth in Western Australia.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #7 light middleweight Tim Tszyu wants to meet former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in April to decide who is best 154…
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Andrade re-ups for four more fights

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade has signed a four-fight extension to his contract with Matchroom Boxing USA. Andrade (28-0 17 KOs) next defends his world crown for the third time against Luke Keeler in Miami on January 30 live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. So far, Matchroom has put Andrade in with Walter Kautondokwa, Artur Akavov, Maciej Sulecki and now Keeler.

“I’m delighted to have signed an extension to my deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing USA,” said Andrade. “We have had a great 18 months and we’ve got plans to have an even bigger 2020 and 2021. I’ve matured in the ring as I’ve been more active and sometimes I think, if these guys had fought me before they might have had a better chance against me, but now they are giving me the time to sign with Eddie and DAZN, get active and fight four times, sharpen the tools and get the ring rust off. So, when it comes their time, it’s going to be hell for them!

“As long as I am building my legacy, performing the way I need to perform and people are loving my style and the things I am doing, I am not worried about anything else as the fans are going to start demanding that these guys fight me.”

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade has signed a four-fight extension to his contract with Matchroom Boxing USA. Andrade (28-0 17 KOs) next defends his world crown for the third time…
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Top Rank inks Andrew Cancio

Former WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs) has signed a multi-fight promotional contract with Top Rank. Cancio, who still holds down a full-time job at Southern California Gas Company, is expected to make his Top Rank on ESPN debut in April. Cancio was released last November by his previous promoter Golden Boy after losing his title to Rene Alvarado, paving the way for him to sign with Top Rank.

“Andrew Cancio is one of the very best fighters at 130 pounds, a hard-working young man who deserves another opportunity to fight at the sport’s highest level,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “He was a free agent, miraculously, and we didn’t hesitate to make a deal with him and his team.”

Top Rank has WBO world champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring, WBC world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt, former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, former two-weight world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton and former world champion Masayuki “The Judge” Ito campaigning at Cancio’s weight.

Former WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs) has signed a multi-fight promotional contract with Top Rank. Cancio, who still holds down a full-time job…
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Boxing Buzz

Former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz has reportedly split with trainer Manny Robles after coming to his rematch with Anthony Joshua in less than top condition. Ruiz said he largely trained himself for that fight.
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Canelo’s twitter response to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. calling him out: “Instead of calling people out, ask your dad for help. You need it.”
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Wilder-Joshua in Saudi Arabia? Promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports he was a “huge site offer” to do the fight in Saudi Arabia and also floated a 50-50 split.
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IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s fight against mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta looks like it could be pushed back past GGG’s 38th birthday in April.
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Manny Pacquiao made his pro debut on January 22nd, 1995. 25 years ago.

Former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz has reportedly split with trainer Manny Robles after coming to his rematch with Anthony Joshua in less than top condition. Ruiz said he largely…
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Jarrett Hurd: I can’t look past Santana

Former unified WBA/IBF super welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd plans to avoid the fate of Julian “J-Rock” Williams when he faces Francisco “Chia” Santana on Showtime Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“I’m so focused on taking care of Francisco Santana. I can’t look past him. He’s a guy who comes forward. This is a fight where I want to see how things work out with my new trainer Kay Koroma, but Santana comes to fight just like Jeison Rosario did. I have to be on my toes. Continue reading “Jarrett Hurd: I can’t look past Santana”

Former unified WBA/IBF super welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd plans to avoid the fate of Julian “J-Rock” Williams when he faces Francisco “Chia” Santana on Showtime Saturday at Barclays Center…
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Ivan Redkach: I’m going to knock out Danny Garcia

37:1 underdog Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach says he’ll be no tune-up for two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in their WBC welterweight title eliminator on Showtime Saturday from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“The biggest weakness I see in Danny is that he’s not taking this seriously. He’s counting on this as a tune-up fight, and that’s a big mistake,” said Redkach. “Danny is already looking ahead to a fight with Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao, but before he gets to them, he picked me. I know it’s because I’m a southpaw. But he’s going to get a rude wake up on fight night. Continue reading “Ivan Redkach: I’m going to knock out Danny Garcia”

37:1 underdog Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach says he’ll be no tune-up for two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in their WBC welterweight title eliminator on Showtime Saturday from Barclays Center…
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DAZN Weights from Costa Mesa, Calif

New opponent for super middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (17-1, 13 KOs) is Fernando Marin (16-4-3, 12 KOs). Marin is coming off a KO loss to Serhii Bohachuk in July.

Jason Quigley 164.4 vs. Fernando Marin 162.2
Ferdinand Kerobyan 153.4 vs. Azael Cosio 152
Mihai Nistor 244.2 vs. Jaime Solorio 234.3
Gregory Morales 123.4 vs. Giovanni Delgado 125
Daniel Perales 144.6 vs. Eduardo Reyes 143.6

Venue: “The Hangar” OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, Calif
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: DAZN

New opponent for super middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (17-1, 13 KOs) is Fernando Marin (16-4-3, 12 KOs). Marin is coming off a KO loss to Serhii Bohachuk in July.…
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WBC: Eddy Reynoso – 2019 Trainer of the Year

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / President WBC

This week a very well-deserved recognition was announced in honor of a great Mexican trainer as the BWAA – The Boxing Writers Association of America – named Eddy Reynoso as “Trainer of the Year.” This is absolutely wonderful news for Mexican boxing, and what a proud moment to see an international group recognize in this very special way the work of this young and dedicated boxer trainer!
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But who is Eddy Reynoso? Edilson is the son of the well-known trainer, José Chepo Reynoso. He was born into boxing and is also married to the daughter of one of the great champions of the history of Mexico, Efren Alacran Torres. Continue reading “WBC: Eddy Reynoso – 2019 Trainer of the Year”

By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán / President WBC This week a very well-deserved recognition was announced in honor of a great Mexican trainer as the BWAA – The…
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Garcia, Hurd are massive betting favorites

Former two-division world champion Danny Garcia is a whopping -3750 favorite against Ivan Redkach on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Redkach backers can get +1500. The bout will headline a Showtime telecast.

Former unified super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd is an even more lopsided favorite at -5000 vs. Francisco Santana +2000 in the ten round co-feature.

Former two-division world champion Danny Garcia is a whopping -3750 favorite against Ivan Redkach on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Redkach backers can get +1500. The bout…
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