Oscar-Floyd 2 Update

By TMZ.com

Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya 2?!

Maybe, just maybe.

A few days ago, Oscar told TMZ, “You know who I’m gonna call out for my next fight? Floyd Mayweather…I’ll offer Floyd Mayweather $100 million.”

Our Mayweather sources tell us the 50-0 fighter is aware De La Hoya called him out … and Floyd’s actually open to a fight with Oscar, IF he really has $100 million. But, we’re told, people in Floyd’s camp highly doubt he has the dough.

Bottom line, if the bag’s real, and it’s big enough, Floyd will listen.

By TMZ.com Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya 2?! Maybe, just maybe. A few days ago, Oscar told TMZ, “You know who I’m gonna call out for my next…
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Sanchez, Nunez, Eranosyan victorious

All the world-ranked fighters were victorious in their bouts on Friday night’s Showtime telecast from a temporary outdoor ring located on Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

In the main event, WBA #9, WBO #13 bantamweight Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (17-1, 10 KOs) annihilated previously unbeaten Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn (14-1-1, 8 KOs) in the first round. Sanchez blasted O’Quinn to the canvas three times in just 1:58.

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Photo: Dave Mandel/SHOWTIME

In a clash between undefeated fighters, WBA #11 rated super bantamweight Luis “The Twist” Nunez (12-0, 8 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Jayvon “Jigsaw” Garnett (10-1, 5 KOs) in a bout contested at featherweight. Scores were 100-90 3x.
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Photo: Dave Mandel/SHOWTIME

Undefeated WBA #9 super featherweight Otar “The Pitbull” Eranosyan (10-0, 6 KOs) scored an entertaining eight round unanimous decision over game Alejandro “Porkchop” Guerrero (12-2, 9 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 78-74. Eranosyan looks like the real deal.
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Photo: Dave Mandel/SHOWTIME

Off TV Bouts:

Former world title challenger Hugo Centeno Jr. (28-3-1, 15 KOs) kept active with a two-round TKO of Kenneth Council (11-5-1, 8 KOs). Centeno had a look at Council for a round and then unloaded his world-class skills in round two. Council was down once and taking a two-fisted pounding before the action was stopped at 2:52 of the second. Continue reading “Sanchez, Nunez, Eranosyan victorious”

All the world-ranked fighters were victorious in their bouts on Friday night’s Showtime telecast from a temporary outdoor ring located on Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In the…
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Vendetti edges Williams for USNBC belt

In a clash between regional New England rivals, former world title challenger Greg “The Villain” Vendetti (23-4-1, 12 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Jimmy “The Quiet Storm” Williams (18-6-2, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC USNBC silver super welterweight title on Friday night at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Coming off a world title shot against Erislandy Lara 13 months ago, Vendetti pressed the action and brawled his way to a 97-93, 99-91 edge on two cards. The third card was 96-94 Williams.

Unbeaten middleweight Chordale Booker (17-0, 7 KOs), fighting for the first time in his home state, outpointed veteran Silveiro Ortiz (37-28, 18 KOs) over eight rounds. Slow start, but things started getting chippy after a few rounds. Scores were 80-70 3x. Ortiz was deducted two points. Continue reading “Vendetti edges Williams for USNBC belt”

In a clash between regional New England rivals, former world title challenger Greg “The Villain” Vendetti (23-4-1, 12 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Jimmy “The Quiet Storm”…
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Riddick Bowe replacement named

With former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe removed from his fight with Lamar Odom for precautionary reasons, the former NBA star will now face Ojani Noa. Who? Noa’s claim to fame is he was once married to J Lo. Of course, Odom was once married to Khloe Kardashian, so there’s some sliver of a storyline here.

The October 2 PPV card takes place at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. The co-feature clash between “Magic Man” Paulie Malignaggi and TikToker Corey B is still a go.

With former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe removed from his fight with Lamar Odom for precautionary reasons, the former NBA star will now face Ojani Noa. Who? Noa’s claim to fame…
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Weights from Dedham, Massachusetts

Adrian Sosa 139 vs. Danny Flores 137
James Perella 147 vs. Isias Martin Cardona Gonzales TBA
Eric Goff 146 vs. Luciano Santos TBA
Troy Anderson, Jr. 126 vs. Chakem Brooks 124
Marcus Davidson 142 vs. Austin Reed Ward 145
Thomas O’Toole 185 vs. Francisco Ariri Neto 196
Brandon Idrogo vs. Paulo Souza 151

Venue: Mosley’s On The Charles, Dedham, Massachusetts
Promoter: Vertex Promotions

Adrian Sosa 139 vs. Danny Flores 137 James Perella 147 vs. Isias Martin Cardona Gonzales TBA Eric Goff 146 vs. Luciano Santos TBA Troy Anderson, Jr. 126 vs. Chakem Brooks…
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Joshua 18.75 pounds heavier than Usyk

Anthony Joshua 240 vs. Oleksandr Usyk 221.25
(WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight titles)

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Photo: Ian Walton / Matchroom Boxing

Lawrence Okolie 199 vs. Dilan Prasovic 200
(WBO cruiserweight title)
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Photo: Ian Walton / Matchroom Boxing

Campbell Hatton 136.75 vs. Izan Dura 136
Callum Smith 175 vs. Lenin Castillo 175
Maxim Prodan 146.75 vs. Florian Marku 146.6
Chris Ousley 160 vs. Khasan Baysangurov 159.5

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

Anthony Joshua 240 vs. Oleksandr Usyk 221.25 (WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight titles) Lawrence Okolie 199 vs. Dilan Prasovic 200 (WBO cruiserweight title) Campbell Hatton 136.75 vs. Izan Dura 136 Callum…
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Makhmudov destroys Teper, Mbilli batters Landaeta

WBC #12, WBA #13 heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov (13-0, 13 KOs) scored a first round TKO against Erkan Teper (21-4, 13 KOs) in a clash for the NABF title on Thursday night at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Makhmudov dropped Teper three times in round one and the bout was stopped between rounds.

Unbeaten super middleweight Christian Mbilli (19-0, 18 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Ronny Landaeta (18-4, 11 KOs). Mbilli dropped Landaeta in round two and rocked him immediately in round three to prompt a referee’s stoppage. Time was :37. Mbilli won the vacant WBC Continental Americas title.

WBC #12, WBA #13 heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov (13-0, 13 KOs) scored a first round TKO against Erkan Teper (21-4, 13 KOs) in a clash for the NABF title on Thursday…
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Matchroom wins Soro-Madrimov purse bid

Matchroom Boxing won the rights to promote the WBA super welterweight eliminator bout between Michel Soro and Israil Madrimov, ranked number two.

Matchroom representative Frank Smith bid USD $245,000, surpassing the $217,770 put on the table by Y12 Management. Matchroom gave three venue options including Las Vegas (USA), Cleveland (USA), and Tashkent (Uzbekistan). The distribution will be 60% of the amount for Soro and 40% for Madrimov.

Matchroom now has 20 days to submit the contracts signed by both parties to the WBA office.

Matchroom Boxing won the rights to promote the WBA super welterweight eliminator bout between Michel Soro and Israil Madrimov, ranked number two. Matchroom representative Frank Smith bid USD $245,000, surpassing…
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Weights from Miami

Dalton Duncan 153.8 vs. Howard Davis 150.5
Marcus Willis 154 vs. Elias Espadas 153.6
Demetrius Wilson 138 vs. Idalberto Humara 136.2
Kevin Brown 197.4 vs. Siarhei Novikau 199.2
Christian 130.8 vs. Frank Diaz 131
Shawn Miller 198.6 vs. Serik Musadilov 198
Luis Valera 200 vs. Isiah Thompson 188.6
Jonathan Perez 133.4 vs. Romero Duno 135.6
Rodolozo Lewis 215.6 vs. Itsvan Bernath 245.6
Joseph Salley 143 vs. Narciso Carmona 143.2

Venue: Manual Artime Community Center Theater, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Laura Ching (M&R Boxing Promotions)

Weights courtesy of WRAM Boxing(William Ramirez)

Dalton Duncan 153.8 vs. Howard Davis 150.5 Marcus Willis 154 vs. Elias Espadas 153.6 Demetrius Wilson 138 vs. Idalberto Humara 136.2 Kevin Brown 197.4 vs. Siarhei Novikau 199.2 Christian 130.8…
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Weights from Hartford, Connecticut

Jimmy Williams 152.5 vs. Greg Vendetti 153
(WBC USNBC silver super welterweight title)

Nathan Martinez 126 vs. Francisco Dominguez 126 .5
Chordale Booker 159 vs. Silverio Ortiz 157
Angel Gonzalez 116 vs. Juan Gabriel Medina 117
Ramon Caraballo 146 vs. Samuel Lajoie-Dery 146
Stevie Jane Coleman 149 vs. Christina Barry 147
Carlos Perez 140 vs. Tyriek Gainey 134

Venue: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT
Promoter: CES Boxing
TV: UFC Fightpass

Jimmy Williams 152.5 vs. Greg Vendetti 153 (WBC USNBC silver super welterweight title) Nathan Martinez 126 vs. Francisco Dominguez 126 .5 Chordale Booker 159 vs. Silverio Ortiz 157 Angel Gonzalez…
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ShoBox Weights from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Photo: Dave Mandel/SHOWTIME

Ja’Rico O’Quinn 115.2 vs. Saul Sanchez 117.8
Luis Reynaldo Nunez 125.6 vs. Jayvon Garnett 125.6
Otar Eranosyan 130 vs. Alejandro Guerrero 129.2

Timur Kerefov 163.4 vs. Devaun Lee 168.2
Hugo Centeno Jr. 163.8 vs. Kenneth Council 161.6
Marlon Harrington 159 vs. Justin Baesman 162.6

Venue: Town square in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Promoter: Salita Promotions
TV: Showtime

Ja’Rico O’Quinn 115.2 vs. Saul Sanchez 117.8 Luis Reynaldo Nunez 125.6 vs. Jayvon Garnett 125.6 Otar Eranosyan 130 vs. Alejandro Guerrero 129.2 Timur Kerefov 163.4 vs. Devaun Lee 168.2 Hugo…
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Joshua-Usyk Face Off

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua looked quite a bit larger than challenger Oleksander Usyk when they faced off today at the final press conference ahead of their world heavyweight title clash Saturday night on DAZN from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

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Photo: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

Also toeing the line were WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie and challenger Dilan Prasovic, who meet in the co-feature.

Joshua Vs Usyk Press Conference
Photo: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua looked quite a bit larger than challenger Oleksander Usyk when they faced off today at the final press conference ahead of their world heavyweight title…
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B-Hop sounds off!

By Jeff Zimmerman

Fightnews.com® caught up with Hall of Fame champion Bernard Hopkins today and got a series of hot takes…

On the Canelo-Plant skirmish during their press conference face-off

The prefight stuff happens. I don’t pay too much attention to it. I did it with Winky Wright. Someone should have been up there with Canelo and Plant. The entourages are up there, and they are all getting paid, no one is there for free. If the fight doesn’t happen, no one gets paid including the entourages. Continue reading “B-Hop sounds off!”

By Jeff Zimmerman Fightnews.com® caught up with Hall of Fame champion Bernard Hopkins today and got a series of hot takes… On the Canelo-Plant skirmish during their press conference face-off…
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Probellum announces on-air talent

Probellum, the new boxing venture of former Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, has announced that former boxer-turned-broadcaster Paul Smith, presenter Ali Drew, and “Fight Disciples” Adam Catterall and Nick Peet will join its new crew of on-air talent.

According to a media release, Probellum’s aim is to grow a digital platform which will serve millions of boxing fans worldwide on a 24/7 365 basis, and in its first year will promote, co-promote, or sponsor at least 100 events worldwide, and stage marquee events of its own in the United States, in the United Kingdom/Ireland, and in the MENA/CIS regions.

Probellum, the new boxing venture of former Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, has announced that former boxer-turned-broadcaster Paul Smith, presenter Ali Drew, and “Fight Disciples” Adam Catterall and Nick Peet…
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Riddick Bowe comeback is off

By TMZ.com

Riddick Bowe will NOT be fighting against Lamar Odom next month — the boxing legend has been yanked from the event as a result of Evander Holyfield’s performance earlier this month, TMZ Sports has learned.

As we previously reported, the 53-year old former undisputed heavyweight champ was slated to go up against the NBA champ at James L. Knight Arena in Miami on Oct. 2.

But, after “The Real Deal” suffered a brutal technical knockout against Vitor Belfort at Triller Fight Club, Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman decided it was best for everyone’s safety to find a different opponent for 41-year-old Odom. Continue reading “Riddick Bowe comeback is off”

By TMZ.com Riddick Bowe will NOT be fighting against Lamar Odom next month — the boxing legend has been yanked from the event as a result of Evander Holyfield’s performance…
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Full Report: Yabuki Dethrones Teraji

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded underdog Masamichi Yabuki (13-3, 12 KOs), 107.75, surprisingly captured the WBC 108-pound belt as he survived a crisis in the ninth and caught up with previously unbeaten defending champ Kenshiro Teraji (18-1, 10 KOs), 107.5, with a flurry of unanswered punches, which finally prompted the referee Yuji Fukuchi’s intervention on Wednesday in Kyoto, Japan. Prior to the stoppage, Yabuki was leading on points: Hisatoshi Miyazaki 86-85, Masahiro Noda 87-84 and Yoshikazu Furuta 88-83. All were Japanese judges because of the coronavirus pandemic that prevented any foreign officials to enter this country.

Originally slated on September 10, the champ Kenshiro tested positive for Covid in a PCR test in the end of August, was forced to stay at home for ten days and resumed training from September 6. Even if he recovered well and was confident enough, was his only 16-day preparation truly enough for him to regain his best shape? His father/manager and ex-OPBF light heavyweight champ Hisashi Teraji replied after the bitter defeat said, “His condition was good, if not best.” Continue reading “Full Report: Yabuki Dethrones Teraji”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unheralded underdog Masamichi Yabuki (13-3, 12 KOs), 107.75, surprisingly captured the WBC 108-pound belt as he survived a crisis in the ninth and…
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Kambosos: Teofimo not a true champ

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australia’s next world title hope, IBF #1 George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr will be in action against undisputed lightweight world champion Teofimo Lopez on October 4 at the Madison Square Garden Theater and he’s confident he’ll dethrone Lopez. “I’m going to beat this guy by any means necessary,” Kambosos told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“It’s been a long time coming, and I don’t see any way he can beat me. They talk about certain aspects of his game, but my game is better all around. Continue reading “Kambosos: Teofimo not a true champ”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australia’s next world title hope, IBF #1 George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr will be in action against undisputed lightweight world champion Teofimo Lopez on…
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Weights from the Dominican Republic

By Robert Coster

Angel Cruz 150 vs. Juan Carlos Prada 147
Frency Fortunato 130 L vs. Christian Avila 126
Ismael Villarreal 155 vs. Tomas Mendez 157
Leonel De Los Santos 135 vs. Jonathan Mariano 141
Plus 8 more fights

Venue: Carlos Teo Cruz Coliseum Santo Domingo
Promoter: Shuan Boxing Promotion

By Robert Coster Angel Cruz 150 vs. Juan Carlos Prada 147 Frency Fortunato 130 L vs. Christian Avila 126 Ismael Villarreal 155 vs. Tomas Mendez 157 Leonel De Los Santos…
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Wilder: I want payback in blood

Former longtime heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder vowed revenge during a virtual press conference Wednesday, as he previewed his highly anticipated heavyweight trilogy grudge match against WBC and lineal heavyweight world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury taking place October 9 on PPV from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“I want payback in blood,” said Wilder. “On October 9, I will get my revenge. It’s an eye for an eye.” Continue reading “Wilder: I want payback in blood”

Former longtime heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder vowed revenge during a virtual press conference Wednesday, as he previewed his highly anticipated heavyweight trilogy grudge match against WBC…
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NYSBHOF Class of 2020 finally inducted

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Photo: Peter Frutkoff / NYSBHOF

After delay after delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2020 was finally inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) this past Sunday afternoon at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Attending inductees were (L-R) Ron Lipton, Merqui Sosa, Dennis Milton, Freddie Liberatore (seated); Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Lou Savarese, Jack Hirsch and Rick Glaser (standing). Each received a custom-designed belt signifying their induction into the NYSBHOF. Henry Hascup and famed ring announcer David Diamonte shared master of ceremony duties.

After delay after delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2020 was finally inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) this past Sunday afternoon…
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Pacquiao favored to win Philippines Presidency

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is a strong 1:1 betting favorite to win the 2022 Philippine presidential election. Sara Duterte-Carpio, who happens to be the daughter of current President Rodrigo Duterte, is second at 2:1. The elder Duterte, who is leaving office due to a term limit, is expected to be on the ticket as her vice-president.

Manny Pacquiao 1/1
Sara Duterte-Carpio 2/1
Bong Go 4/1
Bongbong Marcos 8/1
Leni Robredo 25/1
Alan Peter Cayetano 50/1
Antonio Trillanes 50/1

Odds courtesy BetOnline.ag.

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is a strong 1:1 betting favorite to win the 2022 Philippine presidential election. Sara Duterte-Carpio, who happens to be the daughter of current President Rodrigo Duterte,…
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Top Rank inks 6’9 heavyweight

6’9, 265-pound heavyweight Antonio “El Gigante” Mireles has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank and will make his professional debut in a four-rounder live on ESPN+ October 15 on the Emanuel Navarrete-Joet Gonzalez undercard at Pechanga Arena San Diego. Mireles, from Des Moines, Iowa, will be trained by Robert Garcia and managed by David McWater, the 2020 Manager of the Year.

“Antonio is a big young man with a personality to match, and he has all the makings of a heavyweight superstar,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “With Robert Garcia guiding him inside the ropes, I have no doubt he’ll develop into a formidable fighter.”

6’9, 265-pound heavyweight Antonio “El Gigante” Mireles has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank and will make his professional debut in a four-rounder live on ESPN+ October 15…
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Yabuki upsets Teraji, wins WBC 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unheralded underdog Masamichi Yabuki (13-3, 12 KOs), 107.75, surprisingly captured the WBC 108-pound belt as he survived a crisis in the ninth and caught up with previously unbeaten defending champ Kenshiro Teraji (18-1, 10 KOs), 107.5, with a flurry of unanswered punches, which prompted the referee’s intervention. Prior to the stoppage, Yabuki was leading on points: 87-84, 86-85, and 88-83.

By Joe Koizumi Unheralded underdog Masamichi Yabuki (13-3, 12 KOs), 107.75, surprisingly captured the WBC 108-pound belt as he survived a crisis in the ninth and caught up with previously…
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