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 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

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 Venue: Town square in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma…
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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.

Joshua Vs Usyk Press Conference
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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New view of Canelo-Caleb altercation

By Miguel Maravilla

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The Canelo-Caleb showdown intensified at the kickoff presser. After the two jawed a bit during their face-off, Canelo shoved Plant and a melee broke out. Plant took a swing and Canelo countered with a left-right combination causing a minor cut underneath Plant’s right eye. Continue reading “New view of Canelo-Caleb altercation”

By Miguel Maravilla _ The Canelo-Caleb showdown intensified at the kickoff presser. After the two jawed a bit during their face-off, Canelo shoved Plant and a melee broke out. Plant…
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Teraji, Yabuki make weight

Teraji-Yabuki make weight
Photo: Shinsei Promotions

By Joe Koizumi

The weigh-in ceremony for the WBC 108-pound title bout was held on Tuesday in Kyoto, Japan, and defending champion Kenshiro Teraji (18-0, 10 KOs) scaled in at 107.5 pounds, while #1 contender Masamichi Yabuki (12-3, 11 KOs) tipped the beam at 107.75.

The scheduled semi-final for the vacant Japanese youth flyweight belt was abruptly canceled, as Aoba Mori tested positive for COVID in the PCR test conducted at the weigh-in, though Mori and his opponent Yuga Inoue both made weight.

The show will be presented by Shinsei Promotions at the Kyoto City Gymnasium.

By Joe Koizumi The weigh-in ceremony for the WBC 108-pound title bout was held on Tuesday in Kyoto, Japan, and defending champion Kenshiro Teraji (18-0, 10 KOs) scaled in at…
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Canelo draws first blood

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Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

WBA/WBC/WBO super middleweight world champion Canelo Álvarez and undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant met for an intense staredown that turned into a scuffle Tuesday at a press conference previewing their undisputed super middleweight championship showdown.

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Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

During an extended face-off that kicked off the event, the fighters exchanged words and threw glancing blows before their respective teams rushed the stage to separate the combatants. Plant was left bleeding from a scratch under his right eye. Continue reading “Canelo draws first blood”

WBA/WBC/WBO super middleweight world champion Canelo Álvarez and undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant met for an intense staredown that turned into a scuffle Tuesday at a…
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WBC announces mandatories and eliminators

The World Boxing Council Board of Governors have ordered a series of mandatory fights and final eliminators.

Joseph Diaz vs Ryan Garcia / WBC lightweight interim/final elimination
Gary Russell vs Mark Magsayo/WBC mandatory featherweight
Nonito Donaire vs ReyMart Gaballo/WBC mandatory bantamweight
Eduardo Ramirez vs Lerato Dlamini/WBC featherweight final elimination

The way it works in the WBC is the champion has the obligation to face the official challenger every 12 months. When the fight is ordered, 30 days are given for free negotiations, and if no agreement is reached, a purse bid is then held, in which all promoters can participate, and whoever bids the highest amount wins the rights to promote the card.

The World Boxing Council Board of Governors have ordered a series of mandatory fights and final eliminators. Joseph Diaz vs Ryan Garcia / WBC lightweight interim/final elimination Gary Russell vs…
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Jordan White returns Oct 23

On October 23, Jeter Promotions returns to Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland in Hanover, Maryland. Headlining the card will be super featherweight Jordan White (11-1, 9 KOs) battling Joe Perez (15-5-2, 10 KOs) in a fight scheduled for ten rounds. The 24-year-old White is coming off a KO win over previously unbeaten Misael Lopez in a bout that aired live on ShoBox.

In the eight-round co-feature, super middleweight Demond Nicholson (23-4-1, 20 KOs) will battle Victor Darocha (9-5-1, 6 KOs). Continue reading “Jordan White returns Oct 23”

On October 23, Jeter Promotions returns to Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland in Hanover, Maryland. Headlining the card will be super featherweight Jordan White (11-1, 9 KOs) battling Joe Perez…
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Canelo-Caleb Kick-Off Press Conference

Unified WBC/WBO/WBA super middleweight champion Canelo Álvarez and undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant officially launch the build-up for their November 6 PPV clash in Las Vegas.

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Unified WBC/WBO/WBA super middleweight champion Canelo Álvarez and undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant officially launch the build-up for their November 6 PPV clash in Las Vegas. _

Anibal Miramontes Memorial

AniThe family of former IBF Ratings Chairman Anibal Miramontes has planned a Celebration of Life service in his honor. Anibal passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, ending a 2 year battle with multiple myeloma. A fiercely devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, partner, and friend, his passing is felt by many and his vivacious light will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Robert Wood Johnson and the Asteras Cancer Center for taking care of him during his time of need. No black clothing. Please wear something loud and bright. Continue reading “Anibal Miramontes Memorial”

The family of former IBF Ratings Chairman Anibal Miramontes has planned a Celebration of Life service in his honor. Anibal passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, ending…
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Lawrence Okolie interview

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBO cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie (16-0, 13 KOs) says he wants to knock out mandatory challenger Dilan Prasovic (15-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday, then move on to a unification fight.

Okolie-Prasovic is the co-feature for Joshua-Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk WBO cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie (16-0, 13 KOs) says he wants to knock out mandatory challenger Dilan Prasovic (15-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday, then move on…
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