Munguia stops Johnson in six

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Photo:Tom Hogan-HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions.

Former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO against Tureano Johnson (21-3-1, 15 KOs) on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Johnson gave Munguia all he could handle for five rounds. In round six, however, a crushing right uppercut from Munguia caused an extremely gruesome cut on Johnson’s lip that required the bout to be stopped after the round.

“I’m delighted to get the victory,” said Munguia. “He surprised us early in the fight. He has a style that makes one very uncomfortable. But my corner told me to adjust and find my distance. Then I found the right uppercut. I saw that he had gotten cut from it, and then it was just a matter of time. I am ready for all the best fighters of my division.”

Former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO against Tureano Johnson (21-3-1, 15 KOs) on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in…
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Elwin Soto retains WBO 108lb title

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Photo:Tom Hogan-HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions.

WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto (18-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Carlos Buitrago (32-6-1, 18 KOs) on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Soto had to work hard to win 119-109, 117-111, 115-113. Buitrago was making the sixth world title challenge of his career.

“I’m very happy to walk away with the victory,” said Soto. “I tried pressure as much as I good to score a win. These are the kind of tough fights you are in when a world title is at stake. His style was difficult for me, but I felt I did enough to win. Now it’s time for me to rest and see what my team has in store for me.”

WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto (18-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Carlos Buitrago (32-6-1, 18 KOs) on Friday night at Fantasy Springs…
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Undercard Results from Fantasy Springs

In a clash between unbeaten welterweights, Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (23-0, 14 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Alexis “Lex” Rocha (16-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC International silver title. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 115-113.

In a WBC female flyweight eliminator, Marlen Esparza (8-1, 1 KO) won an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Sulem Urbina (12-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 78-74.

Unbeaten super middleweight Bektemir Melikuziev (6-0, 5 KOs) captured the vacant WBO Intercontinental title by stopping Alan Campa (17-6, 11 KOs) at :21 of the third round. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Fantasy Springs”

In a clash between unbeaten welterweights, Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (23-0, 14 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Alexis “Lex” Rocha (16-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC…
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Weights from Nicaragua

Ellison Marquez 126.4 vs. Franco Gutierrez 126.4
Keyvin Lara 117.4 vs. Jordan Escobar 117.6
Winston Guerrero 116.6 vs. Jenn Gonzalez 114.6
Gerardo Zapata 108.2 vs. Natanael Rocha 110
Freddy Espinoza 131.2 vs. Manuel Guzman 131
Nolberto Casco 148.6 vs. Carlos Cruz 148.8
Jose Velasquez 115.2 vs. William Cerrato 114.8

Venue: Gimansio Nicarao, Managua, Nicaragua
Promoter: WRAM Boxing(William Ramirez)/ Nica Boxing Promotions(Pablo Osuna)
Fight will be shown on the Nica Boxing Facebook page

Ellison Marquez 126.4 vs. Franco Gutierrez 126.4 Keyvin Lara 117.4 vs. Jordan Escobar 117.6 Winston Guerrero 116.6 vs. Jenn Gonzalez 114.6 Gerardo Zapata 108.2 vs. Natanael Rocha 110 Freddy Espinoza…
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Weights from Mexico

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Marcel “Man Man” Barlatier 126.9 vs. David “Mosco” Sanchez 126.9
Yunieski Gonzalez 183.4 vs. Guillermo “Memorias” Romero 182.9
Zaid “Colorado” Rejon 126.9 vs. Emmanuel “Venado” Massa 126.9
Axel “Lobo” Talavera 109.1 vs. Adolfo “Tornado” Rosado 109.1
Hafit “Lobo” Talavera 123 vs. Raymundo ” Ray” Bojorquez 123
Ivan “Terrible” Rosado 138.9 vs. Jesus “Gato” Pedro Moo 136.6
Francisco “Pulga” Araujo 109.1 vs. Felipe “Perry” Hernandez 109.1

Venue: GRUPO SIPSE CALLE 60 COL: CENTRO Merida, Mexico
Promoter: Max Boxing Promotions
Max Boxing Promotions will show fight on their Facebook 9pm local

Marcel “Man Man” Barlatier 126.9 vs. David “Mosco” Sanchez 126.9 Yunieski Gonzalez 183.4 vs. Guillermo “Memorias” Romero 182.9 Zaid “Colorado” Rejon 126.9 vs. Emmanuel “Venado” Massa 126.9 Axel “Lobo” Talavera…
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WBC Quarterly Report Highlights

HEAVYWEIGHT
Alexander Povetkin defeated Dillian Whyte by KO5 and won the interim title on August 22. Povetkin was awarded the Diamond Belt as a special trophy. Povetkin vs. Whyte rematch scheduled for November 21 as a title defense of the interim title. Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce fight for the silver title has been postponed to November 28 in U.K.

CRUISERWEIGHT
Cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu will make a voluntary defense in December. Aleksei Papin defeated Ruslan Fayfer by TKO6 on August 22 in a final eliminator bout, and is the mandatory contender. Mchunu vs. Olanrewaju Durodola – silver and final eliminator, purse offer won by DiBella. Continue reading “WBC Quarterly Report Highlights”

HEAVYWEIGHT Alexander Povetkin defeated Dillian Whyte by KO5 and won the interim title on August 22. Povetkin was awarded the Diamond Belt as a special trophy. Povetkin vs. Whyte rematch…
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Inoue, Moloney make weight

Naoya Inoue 117.7 vs. Jason Moloney 117.9
(WBA/IBF bantamweight titles)

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Ewa Brodnicka 130.9 vs. Mikaela Mayer 129.8
(WBO female jr lightweight title)
Note: Brodnicka lost the title on the scale.

Robson Conceicao 128.8 vs. Luis Coria 128.6
Julian Rodriguez 142.6 vs. Jose Lopez 142.3
Jared Anderson 246.1 vs. Luis Eduardo Pena 229.6
Andy Hiraoka 140.9 vs. Rickey Edwards 140.7

Venue: The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN+

Naoya Inoue 117.7 vs. Jason Moloney 117.9 (WBA/IBF bantamweight titles) Ewa Brodnicka 130.9 vs. Mikaela Mayer 129.8 (WBO female jr lightweight title) Note: Brodnicka lost the title on the scale.…
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Kingry-Campbell venue, undercard announced

Golden Boy has announced that the Garcia vs. Campbell matchup is headed to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a 12-round rematch between WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21 KOs) and Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (24-3-1, 20 KOs) in the co-main event.

The fights will take place on Saturday, December 5 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

Before the co-main event, Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (6-1, 2 KOs) will defend her unified WBC and WBO Super Middleweight World Titles in a 10-round clash. Continue reading “Kingry-Campbell venue, undercard announced”

Golden Boy has announced that the Garcia vs. Campbell matchup is headed to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a 12-round rematch between WBA…
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Tank, Santa Cruz, Barrios, Karl make weight

Gervonta “Tank” Davis 129.8 vs. Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz 129.6
(WBA super featherweight/WBA lightweight titles)
Davis went right to the towel, but made weight no problem.

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Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

Mario “El Azteca” Barrios 139.6 vs. Ryan “Cowboy” Karl 140
(WBA super lightweight title)
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Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

Regis “Rougarou” Prograis 141.6 vs. Juan Heraldez 139.6
Isaac Cruz 132 vs. Diego Magdaleno 134.8
(IBF lightweight title eliminator)

Venue: The Alamodome
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Showtime PPV

Gervonta “Tank” Davis 129.8 vs. Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz 129.6 (WBA super featherweight/WBA lightweight titles) Davis went right to the towel, but made weight no problem. Mario “El Azteca”…
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Usyk-Chisora Weights from London

Oleksandr Usyk 217.25 vs. Dereck Chisora 255.5

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Lee Selby 134 vs. George Kambosos Jr 134
(IBF lightweight eliminator)
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Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

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

Oleksandr Usyk 217.25 vs. Dereck Chisora 255.5 Lee Selby 134 vs. George Kambosos Jr 134 (IBF lightweight eliminator) Venue: SSE Arena, London Promoter: Matchroom TV: DAZN

Wojcicki-Volny IBF eliminator postponed

Team Sauerland has announced that due to the latest Coronavirus developments, the November 14th card in Wolfsburg, headlined by middleweight Patrick Wojcicki’s IBF final eliminator with Patrice Volny, has had to be postponed. A new date has not yet been set as further developments are awaited.

Promoter Nisse Sauerland: “We are very sorry for everyone involved, but we as the organizers cannot take the risk. We considered the event without spectators, but at the moment it is too risky, we have to live up to our responsibility in times of massively increasing numbers of infections.” Continue reading “Wojcicki-Volny IBF eliminator postponed”

Team Sauerland has announced that due to the latest Coronavirus developments, the November 14th card in Wolfsburg, headlined by middleweight Patrick Wojcicki’s IBF final eliminator with Patrice Volny, has had…
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Toka Kahn-Clary smokes Popeye Perez in 2

On what felt like the coldest night of the year in Rhode Island, New England’s top fighters brought the heat Thursday in a short, but sweet, pro boxing showcase at “The Tent.”

Fan-favorite Toka Kahn-Clary of Providence scored a second-round knockout victory in the main event and highly-decorated welterweight James Perella won for the sixth time in as many fights as CES Boxing ended its eight-month layoff at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Continue reading “Toka Kahn-Clary smokes Popeye Perez in 2”

On what felt like the coldest night of the year in Rhode Island, New England’s top fighters brought the heat Thursday in a short, but sweet, pro boxing showcase at…
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WBC crushes UFC on Celebrity Family Feud

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The WBC slaughtered the UFC by a score of 522-37 on the TV show Celebrity Family Feud with all proceeds going to charity.

The WBC team was comprised of Ryan “Kingry” Garcia, former champions Evander Holyfield, Shawn “Showtime” Porter and Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe, and WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán. The UFC team was Forrest Griffin, Henry Cejudo, Michelle Waterson, Holly Holm and Stephen Thompson.

The WBC slaughtered the UFC by a score of 522-37 on the TV show Celebrity Family Feud with all proceeds going to charity. The WBC team was comprised of Ryan…
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DAZN Weights from Indio

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Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Jaime Munguía 159.8 vs. Tureano Johnson 159.6
Rashidi Ellis 146.8 vs. Alexis Rocha 146.6
Elwin Soto 107.4 vs. Carlos Buitrago 107.8
(WBO light flyweight world championship)
Bektemir Melikuziev 168 vs. Alan Campa 166.6
Marlen Esparza 111.8 vs. Sulem Urbina 111.6

Venue: Fantasy Springs Hotel Casino, Indio, California
Promoters: Golden Boy, Zanfer
TV: DAZN, TV Azteca

Jaime Munguía 159.8 vs. Tureano Johnson 159.6 Rashidi Ellis 146.8 vs. Alexis Rocha 146.6 Elwin Soto 107.4 vs. Carlos Buitrago 107.8 (WBO light flyweight world championship) Bektemir Melikuziev 168 vs.…
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Usyk-Chisora Final Press Conference

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Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Former undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk and fan favorite Derek Chisora clash in a heavyweight bout Saturday night on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.

Oleksandr Usyk: “There will be no war. I bring peace – pure, clean boxing. He will definitely want to hurt me badly but I won’t stand in front of him. I don’t know why everyone is talking about a test at Heavyweight because, all of my life, I have been tested by Heavyweights. In the World Series of Boxing I was a Heavyweight – people wanted to hurt me but didn’t manage to. If the king of animals would be considered according to the size, then it would be elephant, not the lion. An elephant is a friend of the mouse!”

Derek Chisora: “People tell me that I hold the key to the rich and famous! You shall not pass! He will try to box. I can’t box. It will be a shoot-out. When I hit him, he’ll be hit, there is nowhere to hide. I need a fair referee. I want this fight to be fair. I don’t want to be dancing or wrestling. I want both of us to work fairly. I have to keep marching forwards. He will try to wrong-foot me but I’m ready. People will be surprised.”

Former undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk and fan favorite Derek Chisora clash in a heavyweight bout Saturday night on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the…
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Inoue-Moloney Final Press Conference

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Naoya “Monster” Inoue, the Japanese three-weight world champion and pound-for-pound talent, is two days away from his Las Vegas debut. He will defend his WBA/IBF bantamweight world titles against Australia’s Jason Moloney in his first bout since his 2019 Fight of the Year victory last November against Nonito Donaire.

For as much noise as Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs) makes inside the ring, he is quiet and measured behind the microphone. Inoue and Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) met face-to-face for the first time Thursday at the final press conference.

This is what they had to say. Continue reading “Inoue-Moloney Final Press Conference”

Naoya “Monster” Inoue, the Japanese three-weight world champion and pound-for-pound talent, is two days away from his Las Vegas debut. He will defend his WBA/IBF bantamweight world titles against Australia’s…
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Davis-Santa Cruz Final Press Conference

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Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

“I have to prove that I’m the baddest man in the sport on Saturday night,” – Davis

“Everyone has their opinion on this fight. It’s my job to go out there and prove the doubters wrong,” – Santa Cruz

Three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and four-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz squared off at a final press conference Thursday to preview their SHOWTIME PPV showdown taking place this Saturday, October 31 from Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Davis and Santa Cruz will battle for the WBA super featherweight and WBA lightweight championships in a matchup that pits the prodigious power of Davis against the unrelenting pressure of Santa Cruz.

Here is what the press conference participants had to say Thursday: Continue reading “Davis-Santa Cruz Final Press Conference”

“I have to prove that I’m the baddest man in the sport on Saturday night,” – Davis “Everyone has their opinion on this fight. It’s my job to go out…
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Boxing stream from Russia Friday

On Friday at 12:30 pm EST (9:30 am PT), Salita Promotions returns with another night of live-streamed professional boxing on their YouTube channel, free of charge and live from the Soviet Wings Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia.

The six-fight card, presented by Shamo Boxing, will feature a 10-round main-event battle for the WBA Asia South middleweight championship between 2017 Russian National Amateur Champion Shamil Khataev (4-0, 1 KO) from Urus-Martan, Russia, and Moscow via Alaverdi, Armenia’s Grachya Margaryan (7-1-1, 5 KOs).

On Friday at 12:30 pm EST (9:30 am PT), Salita Promotions returns with another night of live-streamed professional boxing on their YouTube channel, free of charge and live from the…
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Weights from Mexico City

Ibeth Zamora Vs Edith Flores

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Ibeth Zamora 113 vs. Edith Flores 112
Montserrat Raya 101 vs. Itzayana Cruz 105
Judith Vivanco 104 vs. Miriam Anda 104
Elizabeth Cruz 107.15 vs. Brenda Torres 104

Venue: Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State
Promoter: Chiquita Gonzalez
TV: TVC Deportes

By Gabriel F. Cordero Ibeth Zamora 113 vs. Edith Flores 112 Montserrat Raya 101 vs. Itzayana Cruz 105 Judith Vivanco 104 vs. Miriam Anda 104 Elizabeth Cruz 107.15 vs. Brenda…
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Tyson-Jones Jr. Press Conference

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has announced that it will offer a belt to the winner of the showdown duel between Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) and Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs) on November 28 in Los Angeles.

Mike Tyson: “I think I’m in a great phase. I’ve been training too much. At first, I was kind of resistant to the idea, but what could an opponent do for me that I couldn’t defend myself? Then I was offered some opportunities here and there and now I’m ready for that.”

Roy Jones Jr: “I still have my boxing with me, my game is still here. He (Tyson) is training well, hitting the bag well, we are two explosive fighters. It looks like we’re young again.” Continue reading “Tyson-Jones Jr. Press Conference”

By Gabriel F. Cordero The World Boxing Council (WBC) has announced that it will offer a belt to the winner of the showdown duel between Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs)…
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Former WBA champ Castellini passes

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Ángel Castellini passed away Wednesday at the Hospital Fernandez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 73. Castellini had suffered seven strokes in the last four years and had recently contracted Covid-19.

He won the WBA title by defeating José Durán on points over 15 rounds on October 8, 1976, at the iconic Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid, Spain. Continue reading “Former WBA champ Castellini passes”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Ángel Castellini passed away Wednesday at the Hospital Fernandez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 73. Castellini had suffered…
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Former fighter, trainer Lionel Hunter passes

By Ron Jackson

Well known former fighter and trainer Lionel Godfrey Hunter died at his home in Walkerville this morning on 29 October, after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.

Born on 28 April 1962 he fought as a professional from 1983 to 1986 in the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions and compiled a record of 12-5-1, 4 KOs, before training fighters from his Booysens gym in Johannesburg. Continue reading “Former fighter, trainer Lionel Hunter passes”

By Ron Jackson Well known former fighter and trainer Lionel Godfrey Hunter died at his home in Walkerville this morning on 29 October, after a long battle with cancer. He…
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Morales-Barrera exhibition in 2021?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican ring legends and Boxing Hall-of-Famers Erik “Terrible” Morales and “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera could fight a four-round exhibition bout on January 15 in Dallas at an event they hope to host with fans in attendance. Morales and Barrera clashed three times in epic fights between 2000 and 2004. Barrera holds a 2:1 edge. They are fierce rivals both inside and outside the ring, so this could be interesting.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican ring legends and Boxing Hall-of-Famers Erik “Terrible” Morales and “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera could fight a four-round exhibition bout on January 15 in…
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Interview: Kelly Pavlik

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBC and WBO middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) spoke to Peter Maniatis about classic ring battles with Bronco McKart, Edison Miranda, Jermain Taylor, Bernard Hopkins, Sergio Martinez, and Marco Antonio Rubio. He also talked about creating a new boxing app. Continue reading “Interview: Kelly Pavlik”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBC and WBO middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) spoke to Peter Maniatis about classic ring battles with Bronco…
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Weekend Boxing Odds

Friday, DAZN
Former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) against Tureano Johnson (21-2-1, 15 KOs) in a 12-round middleweight battle.
Munguia -360, Johnson +300
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WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto (17-1, 12 KOs) defends against Carlos Buitrago (32-5-1, 18 KOs).
Soto -1600, Buitrago +900

Saturday, Showtime PPV
Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) against four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) for the WBA super featherweight and WBA lightweight championships.
Davis -725, Santa Cruz +550
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WBA super lightweight champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs) against Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (18-2, 11 KOs).
Barrios -2150, Karl +1300
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Former super lightweight world champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-1, 20 KOs) against unbeaten Juan Heraldez (16-0-1, 10 KOs).
Prograis -1500, Heraldez +825

Saturday, ESPN
WBA/IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs) defending against Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs).
Inoue -1000, Moloney +650

Saturday, DAZN
Former undisputed cruiserweight champion-turned-heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) against Dereck Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs).
Usyk -850, Chisora +575
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Lee Selby (28-2, 9 KOs) against George Kambosos Jr (18-0, 10 KOs) in an IBF lightweight eliminator.
Kambosos -145, Selby +125

Friday, DAZN Former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) against Tureano Johnson (21-2-1, 15 KOs) in a 12-round middleweight battle. Munguia -360, Johnson +300 —– WBO junior…
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