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Pacquiao beats Thurman for WBA welter title

By David Robinett at ringside

Father Time continues to creep closer and closer to Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, leading up to the inevitable end of his reign as an elite fighter. But not today. The incomparable Senator from the Philippines is clearly showing some wear in the tread, but still had enough in the tank to earn a well-deserved split decision over the previously undefeated WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman.

Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) had predicted in the lead-up to the fight that Pacquiao’s time had passed and he was no longer able to hang with the best of the division. But Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) gave notice in the opening round that Thurman would pay for his lack of respect, dropping “One Time” with a left to the body, right to the head that sent the pro-Manny crowd into a frenzy. Continue reading “Pacquiao beats Thurman for WBA welter title”

By David Robinett at ringside Father Time continues to creep closer and closer to Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, leading up to the inevitable end of his reign as an elite…
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Ugas schools Figueroa in WBC eliminator

In a WBC welterweight title eliminator, Yordenis Ugás (24-4, 11 KOs) schooled previously undefeated former world champion Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa Jr. (28-1-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Scores were 119-107 across the board.

A right uppercut by Ugas got things started, finding its mark and moments later Ugas followed up with a right hand, knocking down Figueroa as his glove touch the rope while staggering. Referee Russell Mora officially ruled it a knockdown. Ugas was warned for holding in round two as Figueroa stood close to him fighting on the inside. Continuing to hold, Ugas was deducted a point in the fifth but pressed and stood close to Figueroa. Continue reading “Ugas schools Figueroa in WBC eliminator”

In a WBC welterweight title eliminator, Yordenis Ugás (24-4, 11 KOs) schooled previously undefeated former world champion Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa Jr. (28-1-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at MGM…
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Lipinets KOs late sub in two

Former IBF super lightweight champion Sergey “Samurai” Lipinets (16-1, 12 KOs) made quick work of late sub Jayar Inson (18-3, 12 KOs), scoring a stoppage at :57 of round two in a scheduled ten round bout and earning the WBO Intercontinental welterweight belt for his four minutes of work. Lipinets ducked under an Inson right cross and answered with a left hook that landed flush on Inson’s chin, dropping him in a heap. Inson, who replaced original opponent John Molina, Jr., managed to make it to his feet, put up his hands, and tell referee Jay Nady he could continue, but as is he is prone to do, Nady stopped the fight anyway.

Former IBF super lightweight champion Sergey “Samurai” Lipinets (16-1, 12 KOs) made quick work of late sub Jayar Inson (18-3, 12 KOs), scoring a stoppage at :57 of round two…
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Unbeaten Nery KOs Payano in nine

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated former WBC bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery (30-0, 24 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico scored a ninth round knockout over former world champion and two-time Olympian Juan Carlos Payano (21-3, 9 KOs) of the Dominican Republic on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The two southpaws clashed heads early in the opening round but no caused no cuts as Nery and Payano fought on. Fighting aggressively in round two, Nery landed some looping wild punches that got Payano’s attention. Nery began to pick up the pace connecting inside to the body and roughing up Payano. A short right by Nery in the fourth started things up as he backed Payano and followed up with his attack. Continue reading “Unbeaten Nery KOs Payano in nine”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Undefeated former WBC bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery (30-0, 24 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico scored a ninth round knockout over former world champion and two-time…
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Plant smashs Lee, retains IBF 168lb title

By David Robinett at ringside

IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) successfully defended his world title with a one-sided beatdown of Mike Lee (21-1, 11 KOs), earning a referee’s stoppage at 1:29 of round three in a scheduled twelve round contest at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

This bout featured two men who had remained undefeated despite substantial hardships, with Plant suffering both the loss of his infant daughter and mother in separate, tragic circumstances. Lee, a graduate of Notre Dame university who gained national recognition a few years ago as a spokesman for Subway, has battled inactivity and health complications from an autoimmune disease that he continues to hold at bay while he pursues this career. Continue reading “Plant smashs Lee, retains IBF 168lb title”

By David Robinett at ringside IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) successfully defended his world title with a one-sided beatdown of Mike Lee (21-1, 11 KOs), earning…
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Whyte beats Rivas for WBC interim heavy title

In a clash for the vacant WBC interim heavyweight title, Dillian Whyte (26-1, 18 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Oscar Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Whyte appeared headed to an easy decision, but in round nine Rivas dropped him with an uppercut. Whyte survived Rivas’ follow-up barrage and Rivas was never able to mount another charge. Scores were 115-112, 115-112, 116-111. Whyte is now the WBC mandatory challenger.

In a clash for the vacant WBC interim heavyweight title, Dillian Whyte (26-1, 18 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Oscar Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) on…
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Spence-Porter unification set for Sept 28

Welterweight world champions collide when IBF champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KOs) clashes with WBC champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs)  in a 147-pound title unification match on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View September 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The co-feature of the evening will pit WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs) against unbeaten former champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (21-0, 18 KOs).

Tickets for the event go on sale Monday.

Welterweight world champions collide when IBF champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KOs) clashes with WBC champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs)  in a 147-pound title unification match on…
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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

By David Robinett at ringside

The first of two walkout bouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena featured an intriguing matchup of undefeated older welterweight prospects, with Peter Dobson (11-0, 7 KOs) stopping Emmanuel Medina (16-1, 9 KOs) at 1:18 of round five in a scheduled six round contest. The 29-year old Dobson, who won a regional belt in June 2017 but then promptly sat out the next 18 months due to promotional issues, got off to inauspicious start, getting knocked down by the 30-year old Medina in the second round. Good two way action in round three before Dobson swung the momentum in his favor in round four with a right hook to the body that visibly hurt Medina. Dobson began to pour it on early in round five before a right uppercut dropped Medina for the first time in the fight. Medina beat the count but Dobson forced the stoppage with a series of unanswered shots to the body with Medina doubled over and unable to defend himself.

Lightweight Austin Dulay (14-1, 11 KOs) stopped Justin Pauldo (12-2, 6 KOs) at :46 of round three in a scheduled six round bout.

Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) remained undefeated with a solid, if undramatic, ten-round unanimous decision over Ali Eren Demirezen (11-1, 10 KOs) in a matchup of heavyweights who both competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Scores were 97-93, 99-91, 99-91 for Ajagba. Although an Olympian representing his home country of Nigeria, Ajagba might be best known for literally scaring his opponent out of the ring last August, when Curtis Harper walked out of the ring after seeing Ajagba bearing down on him (or due to a pay dispute, depending on whom you believe.) Ajagba was less fearsome this time around, but still effective, relying almost exclusively on his left jab, right hand combination to pile up rounds while Demirezen lunged forward with sweeping left and right hooks that landed occasionally but not enough to cause Ajagba significant trouble. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”

By David Robinett at ringside The first of two walkout bouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena featured an intriguing matchup of undefeated older welterweight prospects, with Peter Dobson (11-0,…
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Price, Chisora victorious in London

Heavyweight David Price (25-6, 20 KOs) dominated Dave Allen (17-5-2, 14 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Allen had no answers to deal with the size of the 6’9 Price. He quit after round ten.

Heavyweight Derek “Del Boy” Chisora (31-9, 21 KOs) made quick work of Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (22-4, 15 KOs). A right hook laid out Szpilka 61 seconds into round two. Continue reading “Price, Chisora victorious in London”

Heavyweight David Price (25-6, 20 KOs) dominated Dave Allen (17-5-2, 14 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Allen had no answers to deal…
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Weights from Atlantic City

The main event between Thomas LaManna and Carlos Garcia Hernandez was called off due to Garcia Hernandez not meeting Commission Medical requirements.

Nikita Miroshnichenko 161.25 vs. Jordan Rosario 154.25
Antonio Lucaine 123.5 vs. Ry’Shine Cillins 123.75
Davonn Boone 161.75 vs. Zach Dubnoff 161.5
Steven Lopez 119 vs. Josue Rosa 116.75
Larry Knight 252 vs. Sahret Delgado 255.5
Robert Terry 158.5 vs. Bryan Goldsby 159.25

Venue: Showboat Hotel Carousel Room, Atlantic City
Promoter: Rising Star Promotions
1st Bell 7 PM ET
Stream: Facebook Fight Night Live

The main event between Thomas LaManna and Carlos Garcia Hernandez was called off due to Garcia Hernandez not meeting Commission Medical requirements. Nikita Miroshnichenko 161.25 vs. Jordan Rosario 154.25 Antonio…
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Lomachenko-Campbell set for August 31

It’s official. Lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1 10 KOs) will face Luke Campbell (20-2, 16 KOs) for the WBC, WBA, and WBO world titles on Saturday August 31 at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and ESPN+ in the US.

Vasiliy Lomachenko: “This is a fight for history because my goal is to unify all of the belts in the Lightweight division. Luke Campbell is the next challenge for me on that journey. He is an excellent fighter who I remember well from the 2012 Olympics. He has a difficult style, and I cannot afford to overlook him.

Luke Campbell: “I think that I can knock out anyone that I hit right, I believe that I am one of the biggest punchers in the lightweight division. This is going to be the toughest fight of my life and I’m preparing for it, physically and mentally. This is Luke Campbell’s year, it’s my time.”

It’s official. Lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1 10 KOs) will face Luke Campbell (20-2, 16 KOs) for the WBC, WBA, and WBO world titles on Saturday August 31 at The…
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Maxim Dadashev in critical condition

Bad news. IBF #3, WBC #4 super lightweight contender Maxim Dadashev is fighting for his life after undergoing surgery last night to relieve heavy swelling on his brain. After his fight against Subriel Matias was stopped by cornerman Buddy McGirt at the end of round eleven, Dadashev vomited and was unable to walk to the dressing room. He was rushed to the hospital and lost consciousness in the ambulance.

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Photo: Sumio Yamada

Buddy McGirt on the stoppage: “I couldn’t convince him (to stop), but at the same time I saw he was getting hit with more and more clean shots as the fight went on and I’m saying to myself, ’Is this worth it?’ One punch can change a whole guy’s life and I wasn’t going to let that happen. I’d rather have them be mad at me for a day or two than be mad at me for the rest of their lives.”

Bad news. IBF #3, WBC #4 super lightweight contender Maxim Dadashev is fighting for his life after undergoing surgery last night to relieve heavy swelling on his brain. After his…
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Ex-champ Lopez edges world-rated Juarez

Former world champion Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez (36-9, 19 KOs) won a hard fought split decision over WBO #5 WBC #7 light flyweight Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-9-2, 13 KOs) on Friday night in Mexico City’s famed Blackberry Auditorium. At the end of ten hotly contested rounds, the scorecards read 96-96, 96-94 Lopez, 96-94 Juarez.

Former world champion Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez (36-9, 19 KOs) won a hard fought split decision over WBO #5 WBC #7 light flyweight Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-9-2, 13 KOs) on…
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Lopez, Matias victorious in IBF eliminators

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In the main event of the Top Rank Promotions card at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD, lightweight Teofimo “El Brooklyn” Lopez of Brooklyn, NY won a 12-round unanimous decision over Masayoshi Nakatani of Osaka, Japan in an IBF Elimination bout. Lopez took control of the contest in the fourth round when he landed a solid right hand to Nakatani’s face. However, Nakatani stayed in the contest and, by the ninth round, he was able to land some quality punches of his own. However, the judges didn’t seem to give Nakatani any credit for his offense. Judges David Braslow and Larry Hazzard, Jr. saw the bout 118-110 while judge Bernard Bruni scored the contest 119-109. Lopez remains undefeated at 14-0, 11 KO’s while Nakatani falls to 18-1, 12 KO’s
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In the co-feature contest, lightweight Subriel Matias of Fajardo, Puerto Rico won by TKO when his opponent, Maxim Dadashev of Oxnard, CA could not come off his stool before the 12th and final round. The bout was an IBF Lightweight Elimination contest. Matias was relentless in the bout as he continuously came forward and had Dadashev going backwards. To his credit, Dadashev did land some shots but he couldn’t keep Matias away. In the 11th round, Matias landed some crushing lefts and rights to Dadashev’s head and body. When the bell rang to start the final round, Dadashev could not get off his stool. Matias remains perfect in his career, 14-0, 14 KO’s. Dadashev loses for the first time and he is 13-1, 11 KO’s.
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More results and photos

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In the main event of the Top Rank Promotions card at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD, lightweight…
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Pacquiao, Thurman make weight

Keith Thurman 146.5 vs. Manny Pacquiao 145.5
(WBA welterweight title)
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Yordenis Ugas 147 vs. Omar Figueroa Jr 147
Sergey Lipinets 147 vs. Jayar Inson 147
Luis Nery 118.5 vs. Juan Carlos Payano 117.5
*Nery has one hour to lose the .5 pound overage.

Caleb Plant 168 vs. Mike Lee 167
(IBF super middleweight title)

Efe Ajagba 242 vs. Ali Eren Demirezen 247.5
Emmanuel Medina 147 vs. Peter Dobson 146.5
Abel Ramos 147 vs. Jimmy Williams 146.5
Genisis Libranza 113 vs. Carlos Maldonado 113
John Leo Dato 127.5 vs. Juan Antonio Lopez 127.5

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: PPV, FOX

Keith Thurman 146.5 vs. Manny Pacquiao 145.5 (WBA welterweight title) Yordenis Ugas 147 vs. Omar Figueroa Jr 147 Sergey Lipinets 147 vs. Jayar Inson 147 Luis Nery 118.5 vs. Juan…
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Whyte outweighs Rivas by 19.5 pounds

Dillian Whyte 259 vs. Oscar Rivas 239.25
(WBC interim heavyweight title)

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Photo: Mark Robinson

Dave Allen 241.3 vs. David Price 257
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Photo: Mark Robinson

Derek Chisora 257 vs. Artur Szpilka 243
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Photo: Mark Robinson

Lawrence Okolie 199.25 vs. Mariano Angel Gudino 199.6
Richard Riakporhe 199.3 vs. Chris Billam-Smith 198.5
Charlie Duffield 174 vs. Dan Azeez 175

Venue: O2 Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

Dillian Whyte 259 vs. Oscar Rivas 239.25 (WBC interim heavyweight title) Dave Allen 241.3 vs. David Price 257 Derek Chisora 257 vs. Artur Szpilka 243 Lawrence Okolie 199.25 vs. Mariano…
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John Molina Jr. withdraws with back injury

Welterweight John Molina Jr. has withdrawn from his bout against former world champion Sergey Lipinets scheduled for the Pacquaio-Thurman PPV undercard on Saturday due to a back injury. Lipinets will now face Jayar Inson (18-2, 12 KOs) in a ten round fight. Inson had been scheduled to fight in an eight-rounder on the off-TV undercard.

Welterweight John Molina Jr. has withdrawn from his bout against former world champion Sergey Lipinets scheduled for the Pacquaio-Thurman PPV undercard on Saturday due to a back injury. Lipinets will…
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Nuñez decisions Gamez in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Undefeated Cuban bantamweight Leosdan Nuñez (10-0, 4 KOs) scored a ten rounds decision (99-90 x 3) over Venezuelan prospect Otto Gamez (18-2, 13 KOs) in the main event of Thursday night boxing event at La Sociedad Española in Panama.

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Photo: Leosdan Nuñez stays undefeated.

In a very exciting fight between two Venezuelans, 39-year-old Charlie Navarro (28-9, 22 KOs) won a split decision over previously undefeated Johan “Manotas” Gonzalez (22-1, 22 KOs) to claim the WBA Fedelatin super welterweight. Two of the official scores were 105-104 for Navarro and the other one 105-104 for Gonzalez.

Local lightweight Ernesto Marin (5-0, 2 KOs) stopped Edgar Guillen (3-12-2, 1 KO) at 2:23 of round 2.

By Héctor Villarreal Undefeated Cuban bantamweight Leosdan Nuñez (10-0, 4 KOs) scored a ten rounds decision (99-90 x 3) over Venezuelan prospect Otto Gamez (18-2, 13 KOs) in the main…
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Baby Juarez headlines on Telemundo tonight

Boxeo Telemundo Ford continues its summer series tonight with an all Mexico City showdown between former world title challenger/WBO #5 WBC #7 Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-9-2, 13 KOs) and former world champion Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez (35-9, 19 KOs). The bout is scheduled for ten rounds at Mexico City’s famed Blackberry Auditorium.

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Photo: Pablo Lozano Reyes

Juarez came up short in his world title fight this past in December in Japan. He did show that he was a deserving challenger and now looks for another opportunity but to win the title next time around. Continue reading “Baby Juarez headlines on Telemundo tonight”

Boxeo Telemundo Ford continues its summer series tonight with an all Mexico City showdown between former world title challenger/WBO #5 WBC #7 Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-9-2, 13 KOs) and former…
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Tureano Johnson stops Jason Quigley in 9

Veteran middleweight Tureano Johnson (21-2-1, 15 KOs) beat up previously undefeated 25:1 favorite and WBC #5, WBA #8, IBF #14 rated Jason “El Animal” Quigley (16-1, 12 KOs) for nine rounds and got the TKO when Quigley didn’t come out for round ten on Thursday night at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Johnson claimed Quigley’s the NABF title and should get a world rating.

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Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

In an upset, unheralded super bantamweight Leonardo Baez (15-2, 8 KOs) soundly defeated previously unbeaten two-time Olympian and NABA titleholder Alberto “Impacto” Melian (5-1, 3 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision. Baez aggressively took the fight to Melian and won by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 97-93. Continue reading “Tureano Johnson stops Jason Quigley in 9”

Veteran middleweight Tureano Johnson (21-2-1, 15 KOs) beat up previously undefeated 25:1 favorite and WBC #5, WBA #8, IBF #14 rated Jason “El Animal” Quigley (16-1, 12 KOs) for nine…
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Fenech, Oscar: Pernell was better than Floyd

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

As the world remembers boxing legend Pernell Whitaker, who tragically passed away last Sunday at the age of 55, the inevitable comparisons between Whitaker and Floyd Mayweather are being made. Hall of Fame world champions Jeff Fenech and Oscar De La Hoya both told Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail that Whitaker was better. Continue reading “Fenech, Oscar: Pernell was better than Floyd”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing As the world remembers boxing legend Pernell Whitaker, who tragically passed away last Sunday at the age of 55, the inevitable comparisons between…
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Undefeated prospects top card in Midland, Texas

By David Finger

There is no question that Midland, Texas is a city on the rise thanks in large part to the thriving petroleum industry in the Permian Basin. Which makes the July 20th boxing show in “The Tall City” such a perfect fit: because two of the hottest young prospects in the Lone Star State are set to face off against separate foes in an action-packed card that could be the first step towards stardom for the talented young Texans. Continue reading “Undefeated prospects top card in Midland, Texas”

By David Finger There is no question that Midland, Texas is a city on the rise thanks in large part to the thriving petroleum industry in the Permian Basin. Which…
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Lopez, Nakatani, Dadashev, Matias make weight

Teofimo Lopez 134.4 vs. Masayoshi Nakatani 134.4
(IBF lightweight eliminator)

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Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Maxim Dadashev 139.2 vs. Subriel Matias 139.8
(IBF junior welterweight eliminator)
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Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Esquiva Falcao 162.4 vs. Jesus Gutierrez 161.2
Dusty Hernandez Harrison 159.8 vs. Juan De Angel 164.8
Cassius Chaney 252.8 vs. Joel Caudle 255.6
Patrick Harris 138.6 vs. Donald Ward 138.4
Tyler Howard 161.8 vs. Jamaal Davis 161.8
Tyler McCreary 133.2 vs. Cris Rosales 134

Venue: MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN+

Teofimo Lopez 134.4 vs. Masayoshi Nakatani 134.4 (IBF lightweight eliminator) Maxim Dadashev 139.2 vs. Subriel Matias 139.8 (IBF junior welterweight eliminator) Esquiva Falcao 162.4 vs. Jesus Gutierrez 161.2 Dusty Hernandez…
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Weights from Long Island

Danny Gonzalez 139.6 vs. Jerome Conquest 138.4
(WBC Fecarbox silver super lightweight title)
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Ronnie Austion 146 vs. Dennis Okoth 146.6
Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James 154.2 vs. Ray Oliveira Jr. 152.8
Justice Bland 120 vs. Rafael Castillo 122.4
Juan Mancilla 153.2 vs. Jermaine Corley 150.4

Venue: The Paramount, in Huntington, Long Island
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing
TV: PPV stream

Danny Gonzalez 139.6 vs. Jerome Conquest 138.4 (WBC Fecarbox silver super lightweight title) Ronnie Austion 146 vs. Dennis Okoth 146.6 Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James 154.2 vs. Ray Oliveira Jr. 152.8…
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