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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Derek Chisora 257 vs. Artur Szpilka 243
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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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Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

Saul “Baby” Juarez 109 vs. Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez 109
(WBC Latino flyweight title)
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Alejandro “Pacquiao” Villaseñor 107 vs. Armando Torres 108
Giovanni Garcia 111.75 vs. Miguel Angel Luna 111.75
Juan Manzo Rebolledo 108 vs. Yale Marquez 107
Juan Carlos Gonzalez 119 vs. Sergio Granados 119
Roberto Nava Diaz 138.5 vs. Alan Barrera Maldonado 138
Jesus Marin 145 vs. Edrei Gonzalez Robles 146

Venue: Blackberry Auditorium, Mexico City
Promoter: All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

Saul “Baby” Juarez 109 vs. Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez 109 (WBC Latino flyweight title) Alejandro “Pacquiao” Villaseñor 107 vs. Armando Torres 108 Giovanni Garcia 111.75 vs. Miguel Angel Luna 111.75…
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Today’s EBU purse bids and Updates

By Marco Bratusch

It was definitely a noteworthy purse-bid section the one which took place today at the EBU headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Promotion JB German Sports earned the right to stage the mandatory defense of current European super-middleweight champion Stefan Haertel against mandatory challenger and former longtime WBO “regular” light heavyweight titlist Jurgen Braehmer, submitting a hefty offer of 130,000 Euros. The champion bidders put in the envelope 61,500 Euros. The winning promoter intends to stage the bout in October, with either Rostock or Schwerin as the possible sites in Germany. Continue reading “Today’s EBU purse bids and Updates”

By Marco Bratusch It was definitely a noteworthy purse-bid section the one which took place today at the EBU headquarters in Rome, Italy. Promotion JB German Sports earned the right…
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Josh Torres headlines in Albuquerque

By David Finger

Boxing returns to Albuquerque, New Mexico this Saturday as the popular Josh Torres (20-6-2, 12 KOs) looks to make one last run at contention as he steps into the ring with Alfonso Olvera (11-5-3, 4 KOs) in a 10 round welterweight fight for the WBC Latino Welterweight title.

The notoriously streaky Torres has shown flashes of brilliance in his career, such as when he almost upset former WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado back in 2016. Torres dropped a razor thin decision to the hard punching Coloradan but then followed that performance with a lackluster decision loss to Jose Marrufo three months later. Since the loss to Marrufo Torres has won five in a row and many New Mexican fight fans recognize that a win over Olvera for the WBC Latino belt could put him in the WBC world rankings. Continue reading “Josh Torres headlines in Albuquerque”

By David Finger Boxing returns to Albuquerque, New Mexico this Saturday as the popular Josh Torres (20-6-2, 12 KOs) looks to make one last run at contention as he steps…
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Beterbiev-Gvozdyk unification

Looks like we’ll have a light heavyweight unification clash between IBF champion Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) and WBC champion Olesandr Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) in the fall. Beterbiev says he has signed a contract and the bout will be October 18th at a site to be named in the United States. It will be streamed on one of the ESPN platforms.

Looks like we’ll have a light heavyweight unification clash between IBF champion Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) and WBC champion Olesandr Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) in the fall. Beterbiev says…
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Teofimo Lopez: Nobody is going to stand in my way

Lightweight Teofimo Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) is on the fast track to a world title shot. Standing in his way is a fellow unbeaten fighter Masayoshi Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs). Lopez and Nakatani will meet Friday at MGM National Harbor in an IBF world title eliminator, with the winner assured a shot at world champion Richard Commey later this year. Lopez-Nakatani will stream live on ESPN+

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Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

“I see myself as a performer in the ring, and I am coming to the MGM National Harbor to put on a show,” said Lopez. “I have respect for Nakatani because he is undefeated like me, but nobody is going to stand in my way.” Continue reading “Teofimo Lopez: Nobody is going to stand in my way”

Lightweight Teofimo Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) is on the fast track to a world title shot. Standing in his way is a fellow unbeaten fighter Masayoshi Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs).…
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Pacquiao-Thurman Final Press Conference

Future Hall of Famer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and unbeaten WBA welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman went face-to-face Wednesday at the final press conference before their PPV showdown this Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s what the fighters had to say…

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Photo: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Keith Thurman: “Manny isn’t going to do anything. With the little ‘T-Rex’ arms. He’s about to get beat up. I get to punch a Senator in the face and he’s going to feel it. If he’s upset about it, he can do something about it Saturday night. It’s called swing, swing, swing baby.

Manny Pacquiao: “I’m just always smiling no matter what Keith says. It’s easy to say things, but it’s not easy to do it in the ring. I’ve been in this sport longer than Keith Thurman, so my experience will be the difference.

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Future Hall of Famer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and unbeaten WBA welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman went face-to-face Wednesday at the final press conference before their PPV showdown this…
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Weights from Fantasy Springs

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Photo: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Jason Quigley 159.4 vs. Tureano Johnson 159
Alberto Melian 121.2 vs. Leonardo Baez 121.2
Marlen Esparza 111.2 vs. Sonia Osorio 111.8
Anthony Reyes 121.2 vs. Gilberto Duran 119.8
Ricardo Sandoval 112 vs. Marco Sustaita 110.8
Carlos Morales 135 vs. Rosekie Cristobal 135
Charles Huerta 132.3 vs. Recky Dulay 133

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Facebook Watch

Jason Quigley 159.4 vs. Tureano Johnson 159 Alberto Melian 121.2 vs. Leonardo Baez 121.2 Marlen Esparza 111.2 vs. Sonia Osorio 111.8 Anthony Reyes 121.2 vs. Gilberto Duran 119.8 Ricardo Sandoval…
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Gamez, Nuñez make weight in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Venezuelan bantamweight prospect Otto Gamez (18-1, 13 KOs) and undefeated Cuban
Leosdan Nuñez (9-0, 4 KOs) collide in Pamama on a very anticipated 10 rounds fight.

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Photo: Otto Gamez (left) and Leosdan Nuñez

Otto Gamez 120 vs Leosdan Nuñez 119.5
Johan Gonzalez 153.25 vs Charlie Navarro 152.5
Liborio Solis 119.5 vs Karluis Diaz 117.25
Alexander Duran 148.75 vs Pascual Salgado 142
Michael Gardener 153.75 vs Aristides Quintero 150
Ernesto Marin 137.5 vs Edgar Guillen 139.5

Date: Thursday, July 18, 7pm
Venue: Sociedad Española de Beneficiencia, Panama
Promoter: Sergio Gonzalez, Master Promotions

Photo: Otto Gamez (left) and Leosdan Nuñez

By Héctor Villarreal Venezuelan bantamweight prospect Otto Gamez (18-1, 13 KOs) and undefeated Cuban Leosdan Nuñez (9-0, 4 KOs) collide in Pamama on a very anticipated 10 rounds fight. Otto…
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Hanna Gabriels retains WBA female 154lb belt

WBA female super welterweight world champion Hanna “La Amazona” Gabriels (20-2-1, 11 KOs) successfully defended her title with a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated challenger Abril Vidal (8-1, 3 KOs) on Wednesday night at the Gimnasio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica. Gabriels was in control but took some shots along the way. Scores were 96-94, 97-93, 97-93.

World ranked super featherweight O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (16-2, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Jesus “Lightning” Bravo (19-2-1, 17 KOs) in a bout for the WBA Fedecentro title. A Foster right hand on the chin turned out Bravo’s lights at the 2:59 mark.

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Trey Lippe-Morrison, the son of former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, moved to 16-0 with 16 KOs with a sixth round TKO over Pedro Martinez (10-2, 4 KOs). The bout was abruptly waved off after a body shot at :50.

Super welterweight Abram Martinez (7-0, 5 KOs) outscored Jorge Mendez (4-5-1, 3 KOs) over six by scores of 59-55, 60-54, 58-56.

WBA female super welterweight world champion Hanna “La Amazona” Gabriels (20-2-1, 11 KOs) successfully defended her title with a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated challenger Abril Vidal (8-1,…
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Whyte-Rivas for WBC interim heavyweight title

The World Boxing Council has confirmed that Saturday’s bout between Dillian Whyte (25-1 18 KOs) and Oscar Rivas (26-0 18 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London will be contested for the WBC interim world heavyweight championship. The winner of the bout will become mandatory challenger for the WBC heavyweight world championship, currently held by Deontay Wilder.

The World Boxing Council has confirmed that Saturday’s bout between Dillian Whyte (25-1 18 KOs) and Oscar Rivas (26-0 18 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London will be contested…
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