Ancajas beats Sultan to retain IBF 115lb title

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

In the first world title bout between two Filipino fighters in 93 years, IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 KOs) outboxed countryman and mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan (14-4, 9 KOs) over twelve rounds retain his title on Saturday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. Sultan was game, but Ancajas’ class showed as he won 119-109, 119-109, 117-111.

The last all-Filipino world title fight was when Pancho Villa defended the world flyweight title against Clever Sencio in Manila on May 2, 1925.

Note: It won’t be 93 years until the next one. Filipinos Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte are set to collide in three months for the vacant WBO super flyweight title formerly held by Naoya Inoue who moved up to bantamweight. Continue reading “Ancajas beats Sultan to retain IBF 115lb title”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank In the first world title bout between two Filipino fighters in 93 years, IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 KOs) outboxed countryman…
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Yafai stops Carmona, retains WBA 115lb title

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

In his U.S. debut, unbeaten WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (24-0, 15 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over David Carmona (21-6-5, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. Yafai dropped Carmona in rounds one, four and five, but was deducted a point by referee Raul Caiz for hitting Carmona when he was on the deck in round five. The fight ended when Carmona didn’t come out for round eight.

Yafai risked losing his belt by taking the fight after Carmona weighed 3.6 pounds heavy (if Carmona had won, the title would have become vacant). Continue reading “Yafai stops Carmona, retains WBA 115lb title”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank In his U.S. debut, unbeaten WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (24-0, 15 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over David Carmona (21-6-5, 9 KOs) on…
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Berchelt to defend WBC 130lb belt on June 23

Zanfer Promotions has announced that WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt (33-1, 29 KOs) will defend his belt against former world champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-5-1, 22 KOs) on June 23 at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. It will be Berchelt’s third defense since dethroning popular Francisco “Bandido” Vargas on HBO in January 2017. Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo, will broadcast the event in Mexico, and it looks like one of the ESPN outlets will pick up the U.S. rights.

Zanfer Promotions has announced that WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt (33-1, 29 KOs) will defend his belt against former world champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-5-1, 22 KOs) on…
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Ancajas, Sultan, Yafai make weight, Carmona heavy

Jerwin Ancajas 114.8 vs. Jonas Sultan 114.4
(IBF junior bantamweight title)

Photo: Marty Solis

Kal Yafai 114.8 vs. David Carmona 118.6
Note: Carmona weighed a whopping 3.6lbs heavy and cannot win Yafai’s WBA super flyweight championship. If Yafai loses, the title becomes vacant.

Ismail Muwendo 132.6 vs. John Moralde 132
Isidro Ochoa 125.6 vs. Ricardo Arias 127.2
Bryan Lua 131.2 vs. Francisco Camacho 130.8
Alexander Besputin 146.6 vs. Saul Corral 148
Leonardo Reyes 118.8 vs. Manuel Manzo 117.6
Piotr Apostol 137 vs. Carlos Castillo 135.4
Carlos Apodaca 130.8 vs. Jose Salinas 132

Venue: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN+ (live stream)

Jerwin Ancajas 114.8 vs. Jonas Sultan 114.4 (IBF junior bantamweight title) Kal Yafai 114.8 vs. David Carmona 118.6 Note: Carmona weighed a whopping 3.6lbs heavy and cannot win Yafai’s WBA…
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Pierre and Campfort win in Haiti

By Héctor Villarreal

The WBA’s #1 World ranked lightweight, Haitian Evens Pierre (30-1, 20 KOs) took another firm step towards a World title shot by dispatching Francisco Contreras (31-9, 24) by knockout. KOs) at 51 seconds of the seventh round in the main event of the card Fight Night 1, held on Thursday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Pierre had just vacated the Fedelatin lightweight championship, which allowed that belt to be fought by the undefeated Dominican Jackson Marines and the Panamanian Rolando Giono. Marines (13-0, 4 KOs) won the title by beating Giono (22-10, 16 KOs) by wide unanimous decision. Continue reading “Pierre and Campfort win in Haiti”

By Héctor Villarreal The WBA’s #1 World ranked lightweight, Haitian Evens Pierre (30-1, 20 KOs) took another firm step towards a World title shot by dispatching Francisco Contreras (31-9, 24)…
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Inoue halts McDonnell in one, wins his third world belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Naoya “Monster” Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs), 118, impressively captured the WBA bantamweight belt as he easily caught up with much taller defending champ Jamie McDonnell (29-3-1-1ND, 13 KOs), 117.5, dropped him twice and halted him at 1:52 of the opening session on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.

The 116-second destruction showcased Naoya’s pugnaciousness and power-punching, with which he so quickly decked McDonnell with a trademark left uppercut to the side of the belly. Though Jamie very barely resumed fighting, Naoya swarmed over the fading champ with a flurry of punches and decked him again, when his chief second Dave Coldwell signaled a surrender and asked for a stoppage on the apron. Referee Luis Pabon, from Puerto Rico, then declared a halt to raise the arm of the newly crowned champion.

Inoue joyfully said in the ring, “I’ll participate in the World Boxing Super Series to face other world champions with pleasure.” The judges who didn’t score even a round were as follows: Oliver Bien (Germany), Ignacio Robles (Panama) and Pinit Prayadsab (Thailand).

Promoter: Ohashi Promotions.
WBA supervisor: Renzo Bagnariol (Nicaragua).
Television: Fuji TV (Japan), ESPN (US) and Sky Sports (UK).

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Naoya “Monster” Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs), 118, impressively captured the WBA bantamweight belt as he easily caught up with much taller defending champ Jamie McDonnell (29-3-1-1ND,…
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Ken finishes ex-champ Lopez, keeps WBC 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC light flyweight champ Shiro Ken (13-0, 7 KOs), 107.5, easily kept his belt when he sank former champ Ganigan Lopez (29-8, 18 KOs), 107.5, a Mexican old soldier at 36, with a single body shot for the count at 1:58 of the second session on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Ken, making his third defense, had wrested the WBC belt by a majority nod over Lopez here a year ago.

In the first round, they probed each other with jabs and feints to see few mix-ups with the champ only once connecting with a left-right combination to the face. The second stanza witnessed Ken, ten years his junior at 26, catch the Mexican lefty with a solid right to the body, and Lopez fell on all fours in agony with the ref Vic Drakulich mercilessly tolling the fatal ten.

The victorious champ said, “Last night my father advised me to attack with a right shot to the midsection. That paid off. I thank him for his suggestion as I didn’t expect such a quick finish.”

Ken, respect your father (ex-OPBF light heavyweight champ Hisashi Teraji).

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC light flyweight champ Shiro Ken (13-0, 7 KOs), 107.5, easily kept his belt when he sank former champ Ganigan Lopez (29-8, 18 KOs), 107.5, a…
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Trump pardons ex-champ Jack Johnson

By Gabriel F. Cordero

With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and Boxing Hall of Famer Sylvester Stallone on hand, President Trump has posthumously pardoned former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson at a ceremony in Washington DC.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. This was set up quite a long time ago. And while this is a very interesting day we have going, this was very important to Sylvester Stallone — my friend for a long time, Sly — and the whole group.

We have incredible people here. We have the current heavyweight champion of the world, Deontay Wilder. He’s 40 and 0. This gentleman right here. He’s 40 and 0, with 39 knockouts.

And we have Lennox Lewis, who, as you know, is one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time. Unbelievable heart, and, in all fairness, unbelievable talent. He was a talented, talented fighter. A great and talented fighter.

LEWIS: Thank you. Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. And, Deontay, thank you.

WILDER: Yes, sir. Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: So, Lennox, if I really went and started working out, could I take Deontay in a fight? (Laughter.) Please tell me. This is 40 and 0, 39 knockouts. Could I take him in a fight if I really went to work?

LEWIS: You’d have to get past those long arms.

THE PRESIDENT: I get it. They’re long arms.

LEWIS: Yeah, they’re long arms.

Continue reading “Trump pardons ex-champ Jack Johnson”

By Gabriel F. Cordero With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and Boxing Hall of Famer Sylvester Stallone on hand, President Trump…
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McDonnell: The world will know my name

Jamie McDonnell says he’ll prove that he’s the best bantamweight in the world as he faces pound-for-pound star Naoya Inoue in Tokyo, Japan on Friday. McDonnell puts his WBA crown on the line for the seventh time against Inoue, the Japanese star known as ‘Monster’ who is aiming to become a three-weight World ruler in just his 16th pro fight.

The Doncaster ace has been on the road in four of his last five fights and adds a third continent to his pro career as he looks to extend his ten-year unbeaten run in his toughest test as a pro. Continue reading “McDonnell: The world will know my name”

Jamie McDonnell says he’ll prove that he’s the best bantamweight in the world as he faces pound-for-pound star Naoya Inoue in Tokyo, Japan on Friday. McDonnell puts his WBA crown…
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Broner rejects $6.5 million “slave deal”

Four division world champion Adrien Broner has posted on his Instagram page the terms of a three-fight $6.5 million offer from promoter Eddie Hearn. Coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw with Jessie Vargas, AB wrote that Hearn offered a worse deal than an offer he rejected from Roc Nation (made four years ago) and added the hashtag #SlaveDeal followed by five emojis giving Hearn the finger. Hearn is looking to sign fighters after reaching a one billion dollar streaming agreement with DAZN.

Four division world champion Adrien Broner has posted on his Instagram page the terms of a three-fight $6.5 million offer from promoter Eddie Hearn. Coming off a loss to Mikey…
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Inoue aims at his third world belt against McDonnell

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

A press conference of the world title twinbill took place at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten two-class world champ Naoya Inoue will aim to acquire his third belt when he has an ambitious crack at the WBA bantamweight belt against defending titlist Jamie McDonnell from UK on this coming Friday. In the semi-windup, WBC 108-pound ruler Shiro Ken will defend his belt against former champ Ganigan Lopez of Mexico in their revancha (rematch). Their comments were as follows:

Inoue: “McDonnell is the strongest opponent in my career. I’m happy to challenge him to win my third world belt. Moving up to the bantamweight class my physical condition has improved so greatly that I feel more comfortable and fit. I’ll show a good performance and score a fine victory.”

McDonnell: “I believe I’m the best bantamweight on the planet. When there’s a formidable opponent, I’ll go and prove I’m the best. My condition is very fine and I’ll successfully defend my belt.”

Ken: “Last time in our first encounter I won by a majority decision. I wish to score a victory again more clearly this time by a knockout, hopefully.”

Lopez: “I’ve come back to Japan to regain my belt.”

Continue reading “Inoue aims at his third world belt against McDonnell”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A press conference of the world title twinbill took place at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten two-class world…
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Matthysse gearing up for Pacquiao clash

Argentine knockout artist Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) discussed his training camp routine ahead of his fight against future Hall of Famer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round welterweight clash. The fight, which will be for Matthysse’s WBA welterweight world title, will take place Sunday, July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Photo: Kelly Owen

The 35-year-old champion is now entering the first stages of sparring at the Boys and Girls Club in Indio, California, with head trainers Joel and Antonio Diaz. This team of brothers oversee a training camp that includes other fighters from the exclusive Golden Boy Promotions stable, including Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas, Diego De La Hoya, Marcelino “Nino” Lopez, Vergil Ortiz Jr., Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez and Oscar Duarte. Mario Narvaez, who is the brother of former two-division world champion Omar “El Huracan” Narvaez, also forms an important part of the Matthysse team, while Federico Wittenkamp is in charge of his strength and conditioning training. For the native of Trelew, Chubut, Argentina, this is not an ordinary training camp as his career will be defined by the result of this fight. Continue reading “Matthysse gearing up for Pacquiao clash”

Argentine knockout artist Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) discussed his training camp routine ahead of his fight against future Hall of Famer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs)…
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Chavez Jr returns under Eddie Hearn

By Hesiquio Balderas

Eduardo Lamazon, the renowned boxing commentator, boxing historian and well known TV personally tweeted the news today that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will return to the ring under Eddie Hearn’s banner.

“Yesterday I had a long chat with @jcchavezjr1 JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR / he will fight 3 times for promoter Eddie Hearn. His return bout will be on August 4 or 11 at 169 pounds. There are three possible rivals: Sergio Mora, Gabriel Rosado and Vanes Martirosyan,” said Lamazon’s tweet. Continue reading “Chavez Jr returns under Eddie Hearn”

By Hesiquio Balderas Eduardo Lamazon, the renowned boxing commentator, boxing historian and well known TV personally tweeted the news today that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will return to the ring…
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Budler-Taguchi Full Report/Photo Gallery

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

South African Hekkie Budler (32-3, 10 KOs), 108, upset WBA/IBF 108-pound champ Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12 KOs), 108, as he took the leadoff in earlier rounds, withstood the champ’s retaliation in later rounds and survived a knockdown in the final session to be awarded a hairline unanimous decision over twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

The scores were very identical with all 114-113 by Mike Fitzgerald (US), Neville Hotz (South Africa) and Katsuhiko Nakamura (Japan). The third man was Samuel Williams (US).

Taguchi, making his eighth defense of the WBA belt and his initial defense of the IBF title, was a prefight favorite, but Budler, ex-WBA 105-pound ruler, was in command with his Lomachenko-like shifty mobility and quick combinations in the first half. Taguchi, a slower starter, turned loose from the sixth on, but Budler gamely responded to the champ’s retaliation although the tide turned in Taguchi’s favor in later rounds. Continue reading “Budler-Taguchi Full Report/Photo Gallery”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda South African Hekkie Budler (32-3, 10 KOs), 108, upset WBA/IBF 108-pound champ Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12 KOs), 108, as he took the leadoff in…
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Tyson Fury opponent named: Sefer Seferi

Tyson Fury will face Sefer Seferi over ten rounds in his highly-anticipated June 9 comeback fight. The former WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Champion will end an exile of over two-and-a-half years when he fights at the Manchester Arena for the first time in his career.

‘Gypsy King’ Fury looks in incredible shape, having lost a remarkable seven stone since teaming up with new trainer Ben Davison.

Albania’s Seferi holds a record of 23 wins from 24 fights, with 21 of his wins coming by way of knockout. His sole career loss came against WBA Heavyweight World Champion Manuel Charr, when he was outpointed over ten rounds. Continue reading “Tyson Fury opponent named: Sefer Seferi”

Tyson Fury will face Sefer Seferi over ten rounds in his highly-anticipated June 9 comeback fight. The former WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Champion will end an exile of…
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Budler dethrones WBA/IBF 108lb champ Taguchi by hairline decision

By Joe Koizumi

South African Hekkie Budler (32-3, 10 KOs), 108, upset WBA/IBF 108-pound champ Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12 KOs), 108, as he took the leadoff in earlier rounds, withstood the champ’s retaliation in later rounds and survived a knockdown in the final session to be awarded a hairline unanimous decision (all 114-113) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

The lanky and much taller Taguchi, making his eighth defense of the WBA belt and his initial defense of the IBF title, was a prefight favorite, but Budler, ex-WBA 105-pound ruler, was in command with his shifty mobility and quick combinations in the first half. Taguchi, a slower starter, turned loose from the sixth on, but Budler gamely responded to the champ’s retaliation although the tide turned in Taguchi’s favor in later rounds.

The final session witnessed Taguchi floor Budler with a solid countering left hook, but the referee Samuel Williams erroneously called it a slip. After the round was over, there happened a great roar against the third man’s mistake. With the obvious proof repeatedly shown on the big screen in the arena, the WBA and IBF supervisors had to accept the correction from a slip to a knockdown, and it was announced to see the audience’s joy. The close verdict, however, went to the challenger from South Africa to the crowd’s disappointment.

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By Joe Koizumi South African Hekkie Budler (32-3, 10 KOs), 108, upset WBA/IBF 108-pound champ Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12 KOs), 108, as he took the leadoff in earlier rounds, withstood…
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Kyoguchi survives a knockdown, keeps IBF 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten IBF mini-flyweight champ Hiroto Kyoguchi (10-0, 7 KOs), 105, kept his belt as he came off the canvas in the third session, controlled the remainder of the bout with his aggressiveness and pounded out a unanimous decision (all 117-110) over previously undefeated Filipino Vince Poras (13-1, 11 KOs), 105, over twelve speedy rounds in Tokyo, Japan.

Kyoguchi, a prohibitive favorite, was in command in almost all rounds except in round three, when Poras caught the scrappy titlist with a solid left hook to the temple, sending him sprawling to the canvas. It wasn’t a damaging knockdown but a surprise for Kyoguchi, who, from then on, persistently and patiently threw more jabs to carefully dominate the action. The champ had the Filipino challenger at bay in the tenth, but Poras refused to go down and showed his heart and durability.

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By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten IBF mini-flyweight champ Hiroto Kyoguchi (10-0, 7 KOs), 105, kept his belt as he came off the canvas in the third session, controlled the remainder of…
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Paz defeats Omar Chavez

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Omar “Businessman” Chavez (27-5-1, 24 KOs) was outworked by Argentinean Jose Carlos “Puro” Paz (22-7-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the Palenque Fenadu in Durango, Mexico.

Omar’s father, ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, said this week he was tired of the criticism his boxing sons receive and urged Omar to win impressively or quit boxing, but it was another passive performance by Chavez and a deserved win by Paz. Scores were 97-93, 97-94, 97-94.

“El Gran Campeon’s” other son, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., is expected to return to the ring in July or August at super middleweight.

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Omar “Businessman” Chavez (27-5-1, 24 KOs) was outworked by Argentinean Jose Carlos “Puro” Paz (22-7-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the Palenque Fenadu…
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Stevenson and Jack battle to a draw

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) and former two-division world champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (21-1-4, 13 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

The 40-year-old Stevenson dominated the first six rounds. Jack came on down the stretch as Stevenson wore down. Scores were 114-114, 115-113 Jack, 114-114. Stevenson retains his title.

It was a bout filled with momentum swings. Jack was the busier and more accurate fighter. While Stevenson took the early rounds, the challenger turned it on in round number seven and dominated the champion in the second half of the fight. In rounds seven through ten, Jack out landed Stevenson 114-40. Continue reading “Stevenson and Jack battle to a draw”

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) and former two-division world champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (21-1-4, 13 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw on Saturday…
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Russell beats Diaz to retain WBC 126lb belt

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

WBC featherweight champion “Mister” Gary Russell Jr (29-1, 17 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr (26-1, 14 KOs) at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Good action fight. Diaz applied a lot of pressure, but Russell’s blinding handspeed and workrate propelled him to a 115-113, 117-111, 117-111. Continue reading “Russell beats Diaz to retain WBC 126lb belt”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill WBC featherweight champion “Mister” Gary Russell Jr (29-1, 17 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously…
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Warrington dethrones IBF feather champ Selby

Undefeated featherweight Josh Warrington (27-0, 6 KOs) dethroned IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby (26-2, 9 KOs) by twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the Elland Road Football Ground in Leeds, England. The aggressive local favorite Warrington outworked Selby, who was cut over both eyes and bled profusely from round two on. Scores were 115-113 Selby, 115-113, 116-112 Warrington.

Undefeated featherweight Josh Warrington (27-0, 6 KOs) dethroned IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby (26-2, 9 KOs) by twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the Elland Road Football…
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Pacquiao thanks fight saboteurs for extra publicity

Photos: MP Promotions / Wendell Alinea

With the arrival of strength and conditioning coach Justine Fortune Friday, Manny Pacquiao’s training shifted to higher gear as he prepares for the all-important fight of his life opposite WBA champion Lucas Matthysse on July 15. Pacquiao, also the promoter of the mega-fight, dispelled rumors that there might even be a possibility of a postponement of this battle which he is treating with utmost concern and pride.

“We are shifting our training to higher gear now with less than two months before the fight,” said Pacquiao, who like Matthysse, is deep in training for their monumental clash at the posh Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading “Pacquiao thanks fight saboteurs for extra publicity”

Photos: MP Promotions / Wendell Alinea With the arrival of strength and conditioning coach Justine Fortune Friday, Manny Pacquiao’s training shifted to higher gear as he prepares for the all-important…
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Stevenson, Jack both promise KOs

Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack both predicted they would win the WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship by knockout as they were joined by all-time great Floyd Mayweather during the final press conference on Thursday.

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Stevenson will make the ninth defense of his title against Jack in the biggest and most meaningful fight in the 175-pound division in 2018 from Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday night.

Here is what the fighters had to say on Thursday from the Rec Room-Toronto Roundhouse:

ADONIS STEVENSON
“Badou, are you ready? You’ve never been hit; that’s the problem. When you get hit, it’s going to be different. I know you have trained very hard and are excited.

“Don’t blink! Because it’s only going to take one punch to knock him out. I am looking for the knockout. It’s 12 rounds and I just need one punch. Only one. That’s all I need. And as soon as it lands, I’m going to knock him out, and he will stay on the floor. Continue reading “Stevenson, Jack both promise KOs”

Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack both predicted they would win the WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship by knockout as they were joined by all-time great Floyd Mayweather during the final…
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Fonfara returns in Poland as a cruiserweight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Former light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs) will resume his career as a cruiserweight on June 16 in Warszawa, Poland. “The Polish Prince” will be going up against former world title challenger Ismayl Sillakh (25-5, 19 KOs).

Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

“I want to give my fans a real fight, not some make-believe BS. It was always my dream to fight in Warszawa and anyway, better fighters make me better,” said Fonfara in a Fightnews.com® interview. Continue reading “Fonfara returns in Poland as a cruiserweight”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Former light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs) will resume his career as a cruiserweight on June 16 in Warszawa, Poland. “The Polish Prince” will be…
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JoJo Diaz: I’m An Elite Fighter

By Miguel Maravilla

The time has come for South El Monte, California’s undefeated featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr (26-0, 14 KOs) as he will have his first shot at the title against WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr (28-1, 17 KOs) of Capitol Heights, Maryland. Diaz squares off against Russell this Saturday at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, live on Showtime Championship Boxing.

Photo: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

“This is the moment and I feel god put this opportunity to fight Gary Russell Jr. in his hometown everything is falling into place,” Joseph Diaz Jr. told Fightnews.com®. “I’m 25, in my prime, and hungry. I’m truly ready. I won’t let no one down and I will give Gary Russell Jr his toughest fight.” Continue reading “JoJo Diaz: I’m An Elite Fighter”

By Miguel Maravilla The time has come for South El Monte, California’s undefeated featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr (26-0, 14 KOs) as he will have his first shot at the title…
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