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All March shows in Japan called off

By Joe Koizumi

The Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) and the Japan Professional Boxing Association (JPBA; the union of promoters/club owners) decided on Wednesday that all shows scheduled in March should be called off since the government called for the cancellation, postponement or downsizing of sporting and cultural events with many people gathering—for fear of the expected spread of coronavirus infection here.

Ten title bouts were slated in March, but they will be inevitably put off until months later depending on the coronavirus situation.

The show featuring the OPBF welterweight championship bout today (Thursday) at the Korakuen Hall will be held as scheduled.

By Joe Koizumi The Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) and the Japan Professional Boxing Association (JPBA; the union of promoters/club owners) decided on Wednesday that all shows scheduled in March should…
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Deontay Wilder Team Speaks

By Miguel Maravilla

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder did not attend the post-fight press conference as he went to the hospital following his fight with Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas and manager Shelly Finkel were present.

“Mark (Breland) threw in the towel. I don’t think he should have. Deontay is the kind of guy that doesn’t want to quit,” said Deas. “I haven’t talked to Mark about it but we will talk about it. Deontay is doing well. He had a small cut in his ear. It probably messed up his equilibrium. He’ll be back.”

With the defeat, Wilder has 30 days to exercise his rematch clause. “Deontay will be back and you will see these guys in a rematch,” Finkel promised. Stay tuned…

By Miguel Maravilla Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder did not attend the post-fight press conference as he went to the hospital following his fight with Tyson…
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Tyson Fury: Tonight was my night

By Miguel Maravilla

Following his spectacular victory, newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) talked about his win over Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) at the post-fight press conference Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“A big shout out to everyone who believed in me. Bob Arum, we always had the dream to come to Las Vegas and win that belt,” Fury said. “I just had to overcome a lot to win this fight tonight.”

“Tyson Fury executed the game plan to perfection and he knocked out Wilder in the seventh. It was all laid out and that’s what he was going to do,” Fury’s promoter Bob Arum said in his opening statement. “This ranks up there with Muhammad Ali’s fights and George Foreman winning the title over Michael Moore. Now Top Rank has another heavyweight champion. I feel great. This is the second most memorable moment for me.” Continue reading “Tyson Fury: Tonight was my night”

By Miguel Maravilla Following his spectacular victory, newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) talked about his win over Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder…
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Fury crushes Wilder to win WBC heavyweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In their much anticipated rematch, former champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) dominated and stopped WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in brutal fashion on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Fury took the fight to Wilder in the first two rounds, then dropped him in round three. Wilder survived the round! Fury continued to punish Wilder in round four as Wilder bled from the ear and lip. Fury dropped Wilder again in round five with a body shot, but Fury was deducted a point at the end of the round. Fury battered Wilder again in the sixth round. Wilder’s corner finally threw in the towel in round seven. Tyson Fury wins the WBC heavyweight title.

Wilder has 30 days to trigger the rematch clause if he wants to make it a trilogy. No guarantee that he does after this beatdown. Continue reading “Fury crushes Wilder to win WBC heavyweight title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside In their much anticipated rematch, former champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) dominated and stopped WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in brutal…
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Martin KOs Washington in IBF eliminator

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (28-2-1, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-4-1, 13 KOs) in an IBF title eliminator on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Martin and Washington got off to a fast start as they exchanged to close round one. The southpaw Martin shot the straight left into Washington’s mid section in the third as Washington stalked. In round three both fighters kept their distance as Martin pressed and Washington stuck out the jab. The fourth round was slow paced with Washington and Martin measuring with their jabs but late in the round Martin rallied as he landed a flush straight left to close.

The straight left landed once again for Martin as he connected Washington multiple times with it in the fifth. A straight left found its mark for the last time as Martin sent Washington to the canvas. Washington got up but could not continue as he was dazed. Referee Tony Weeks waved it off at 1:57 of the sixth.

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (28-2-1, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-4-1,…
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Navarrete retains WBO superbantam title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, (31-1, 27 KOs) of Mexico City successfully defended his title as he scored an eleventh round stoppage over Jeo Santisima (19-3, 16 KOs) of the Philippines on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Off to a slow start, Navarrete boxed as he sized up Santisima in the opening round. Navarrete began to let his hands go in the second round as he pressed Santisima. In the third, Navarrete landed some solid shots on the Filipino. Santisima had his moment in the fourth as he backed Navarrete to the ropes with some big shots. Continue reading “Navarrete retains WBO superbantam title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, (31-1, 27 KOs) of Mexico City successfully defended his title as he scored an eleventh round stoppage over…
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WBA calls Charr-Bryant purse bid

The World Boxing Association (WBA) World Championships Committee has called a purse bid for the fight between heavyweight champion Mahmoud Charr and challenger Trevor Bryant to be held on March 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the WBA offices in Panama City.  Charr and Bryant have a long period of inactivity. The fee for the right to participate is US$ 15,000, and the minimum bid is $1,000,000 USD. WBA Ratings Committee Vice Chairman Aurelio Fiengo will be directing the bidding.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) World Championships Committee has called a purse bid for the fight between heavyweight champion Mahmoud Charr and challenger Trevor Bryant to be held on March…
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Fury: Wilder is a one-dimensional fighter

With 12 rounds of experience against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he knows how to win in Saturday’s PPV rematch in Las Vegas.

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“The biggest mistake I made last time was not making him pay when he was hurt,” said Fury. “I didn’t know what I had in the tank last time. I’d never done 12 rounds {in my comeback}. It’s a long time. This time, I know I can do the distance and we’re not getting hurt. I’ll throw everything but the kitchen sink at him and he won’t know what hit him.

“I learned he can be hit, and he can be hurt quite regularly. That’s the biggest thing that I learned about Deontay Wilder. Nothing I didn’t already know. Before I fought him, obviously I didn’t know what he was like in a boxing ring, and after I fought him, I know what he’s like. And I think there’s nothing to worry about. He’s got a big right hand and that’s it. He’s a one-dimensional fighter, and I’m going to prove that on the 22nd of February.”

With 12 rounds of experience against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he knows how to win in Saturday’s PPV rematch in Las Vegas. “The…
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Wilder: I really feel that Fury’s nervous

Former world champion Tyson Fury has claimed he’s going to come right at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder when they meet on PPV Saturday in Las Vegas. Wilder was asked whether he thinks Fury is serious or just trying to talk a good game and hype things up.

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“I really don’t know what’s their plans are or what he’s going to do or what he’s not going to do. I don’t know what is true about what he’s saying and what is not true. I know one thing, that I’m prepared for anything that he brings to the table,” said Wilder.

“I’m overly prepared for whatever. So if you want to bring the fight, then come on, let’s make it happen, that’ll benefit me more than anything, him coming full at me. So I hope they stick with that game plan and follow it through and aren’t just talking for hype. Actually do what you say you’re going to do. I’m looking forward to it. Continue reading “Wilder: I really feel that Fury’s nervous”

Former world champion Tyson Fury has claimed he’s going to come right at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder when they meet on PPV Saturday in Las Vegas. Wilder was asked…
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Soto KOs Rendon in one

WBO light flyweight world champion Elwin “La Pulga” Soto (17-1, 11 KOs) of Mexico knocked out countryman Javier Alejandro Rendon (10-5-3, 4 KOs) in round one of a non-title 10 round flyweight main event on Saturday night at the Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico. Soto delivered a vicious left hook to the body that put Rendon down and out for the full ten count. Official time 2:41 of round one.

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WBO light flyweight world champion Elwin “La Pulga” Soto (17-1, 11 KOs) of Mexico knocked out countryman Javier Alejandro Rendon (10-5-3, 4 KOs) in round one of a non-title 10…
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Plant stops Feigenbutz, retains IBF 168lb title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant (20-0, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided tenth round TKO over mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz (31-3, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
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40:1 favorite Plant dominated from the opening bell and progressively broke down Feigenbutz until the bout was waved off by referee Malik Waleed at 2:23 of round ten.

“I felt great out there,” said Plant. “I was relaxed and sharp. I told you I was going to stop this before the 12th round. I want to dedicate this to my daughter, to my mother, my grandfather and the whole city of Nashville.”

The champion also stated his desire to unify versus unbeaten WBC counterpart and rival, David Benavidez. Continue reading “Plant stops Feigenbutz, retains IBF 168lb title”

Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant (20-0, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided tenth round TKO over mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz (31-3, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at…
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Kingry demolishes Fonseca in 80 seconds

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) of Victorville, California returned Friday night and made quick work of Nicaragua’s Francisco Fonseca (25-3-2, 19 KOs) scoring a first round knockout at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, headlining on Valentines Day on DAZN.

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It didn’t take long as a lead left hook by Garcia knocked Fonseca out cold. Referee Raul Caíz Sr. immediately waved off the fight at 1:20 of the first. Continue reading “Kingry demolishes Fonseca in 80 seconds”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) of Victorville, California returned Friday night and made quick work of Nicaragua’s Francisco Fonseca (25-3-2,…
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Linares KOs Morales in four

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Former world champion Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) of Venezuela scored an explosive fourth round knockout over Los Angeles’s own Carlos Morales (19-5-4, 8 KOs) in the co-feature on Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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Testing each other out with the jab, Linares and Morales took the first to figure out and measure distance. Morales landed some snapping punches on the inside connecting with an uppercut snapping Linares head as the former world champion was cut above his left eye. Linares stalked in the third as Morales jabbed away with him. A short Linares right hand dropped Morales.

A crushing Linares right hand in round four is what finally did it as he sent Morales to the canvas again. Referee Thomas Taylor counted Morales out at 2:09. Continue reading “Linares KOs Morales in four”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Former world champion Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) of Venezuela scored an explosive fourth round knockout over Los Angeles’s own Carlos Morales…
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Top Rank inks Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas

WBC #3 heavyweight contender Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) has inked a multi-fight promotional agreement with Top Rank. Rivas, who is co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel, will return on an ESPN platform in 2020.

“Top Rank is in the heavyweight business, and we are pleased to be partnering with Yvon Michel to help Oscar get to the next level,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “He fits right in the heavyweight picture and has the skills and toughness to compete against anyone in the division.”

Rivas joins Top Rank’s heavyweight stable, which includes Tyson Fury, Kubrat Pulev, Agit Kabayel, Carlos Takam and Jarrell Miller among others.

WBC #3 heavyweight contender Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) has inked a multi-fight promotional agreement with Top Rank. Rivas, who is co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel, will return on…
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Kingry-Linares expected if both win

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By Miguel Maravilla

Lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) returns Friday night on Valentine’s Day against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live on DAZN. Garcia has promised that 2020 will be his year in which he will become world champion, but before that, he will have to get past Fonseca and pursue greater challenges.

“I’m not expecting a quick knockout in this fight but it can happen,” Garcia told Fightnews.com®. “2020 is the year to show everyone that I’ve got the skills and talent to take on bigger challenges. My legacy is what I’m looking forward to now. Let’s get the big names now!”

In the co-feature that same night former world champion Jorge Linares (46-5, 28 KO’s) will take on the always tough Carlos Morales (19-4-4, 8 KO’s).

“I’m really excited to be fighting here at the Honda Center. I know Carlos comes ready and prepared like he always does. I’m ready for this fight,” Linares told us.

If both Garcia and Linares come out victorious the two will likely square off in their next fight. Continue reading “Kingry-Linares expected if both win”

By Miguel Maravilla Lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) returns Friday night on Valentine’s Day against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live…
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Mendoza: We must go to the bases

The first session of the World Boxing Association (WBA) Directorate Meeting being held in Medellín began with a reflection WBA President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza to all the members of the oldest boxing organization in the world. The leader spoke about the present situation of boxing and the need to change, to improve and be more useful for a sport that is going through difficult times.

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“The mission is to project boxing and go to the bases. This is not a preamble to justify our incursion into amateur boxing, it is a must. The energy of the Olympic Games is contagious to everyone, it is undeniable that it is a very important event. However, the crucial thing is to start measuring where we are going,” he said. Continue reading “Mendoza: We must go to the bases”

The first session of the World Boxing Association (WBA) Directorate Meeting being held in Medellín began with a reflection WBA President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza to all the members of the…
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Who can throw in a towel?

Saturday’s fight between Kevin Lerena and Firat Arslan was stopped when a towel came flying into the ring from the direction of Arslan’s corner. However, it wasn’t the corner, it was promoter Erol Ceylan who threw in the towel and Arslan didn’t appreciate it.

“He’s not part of my team,” said Arslan. “It’s sad that the fight ended this way. I value Erol as a person. I know that he thought about my health, but that’s not how it works. Ceylan had no right to throw in the towel!”

Ceylan said the towel was just sitting on the steps, he doesn’t regret it, and he’d do it again.

The question remains, do promoters have the authority to stop fights?

Saturday’s fight between Kevin Lerena and Firat Arslan was stopped when a towel came flying into the ring from the direction of Arslan’s corner. However, it wasn’t the corner, it…
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Reduction of rounds for WBC-affiliated fights

By Mauricio Sulaiman
Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President

The World Boxing Council, based on the recommendation of its Medical Committee, voted unanimously to reduce all WBC affiliated championship fights from 12 to 10 rounds. Only World Championship and Silver Championship fights will be authorized for 12 rounds.

It is even recommended to have 8 round fights for regional championships, which usually includes fighters with a lower experience profile.

Boxing is a contact sport and can be dangerous when not taking full care of all measures, which over the years have been implemented to maximize the protection of fighters. Continue reading “Reduction of rounds for WBC-affiliated fights”

By Mauricio Sulaiman Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President The World Boxing Council, based on the recommendation of its Medical Committee, voted unanimously to reduce all WBC affiliated championship…
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Boesel opponent named

WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel (30-1, 12 KOs) will make his first world title defense against WBA #12 Zac Dunn (29-1, 24 KOs) on March 28 at the GETEC ARENA in Magdeburg, Germany. Boesel’s IBO belt will also be at stake. SES Boxing will promote the show, which will air on ARD, the top network in Germany and ESPN+ in the US. This is ARD’s first boxing card in five years.

Dominic Boesel: “Many opponents have always underestimated me, come with knockout predictions and then go home defeated. I will also win against Zac Dunn, it’s just a good feeling to finally be world champion. And I will stay that way…I am now looking forward to the very large audience (on ARD)!”

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Zac Dunn (appearing with his team via video conference): “Boesel may be a good boxer, he has his qualities. But, we won’t rely on the scorecards. We’ll win early and that means with a KO. We’ll fly to Europe, win, and take our belts ‘Down Under’ to Australia!”

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The card will also feature unbeaten heavyweights Agit Kabayel (19-0, 13 KOs) and Peter Kadiru (7-0, 3 KOs) in separate bouts.

WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel (30-1, 12 KOs) will make his first world title defense against WBA #12 Zac Dunn (29-1, 24 KOs) on March 28 at the…
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WBC to reduce length of regional title fights

In his El Heraldo newspaper column, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced that from now on only world championship and silver championship fights will be sanctioned for the twelve round distance. Fights for other WBC titles will be contested over ten rounds or even eight rounds. This was approved unanimously by the WBC Board of Directors, based on the recommendation of the WBC Medical Committee.

In 1983, the WBC under the guidance of Mauricio’s father José Sulaiman reduced the length of world championship fights from fifteen rounds to twelve rounds. Now 37 years later, the WBC has taken the next step to protect boxers.

In his El Heraldo newspaper column, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced that from now on only world championship and silver championship fights will be sanctioned for the twelve round distance.…
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Anthony Yarde returns with a TKO win

Former light heavyweight world title challenger Anthony Yarde (19-1, 18 KOs) returned to the ring in an under-the-radar bout last Saturday at the Discoteca Memphis in Madrid, Spain. Currently rated WBO #6, Yarde dropped Diego Jair Ramirez (4-49-3, 3 KOs) in round two and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Yarde last fought six months ago against Sergey Kovalev.

Former light heavyweight world title challenger Anthony Yarde (19-1, 18 KOs) returned to the ring in an under-the-radar bout last Saturday at the Discoteca Memphis in Madrid, Spain. Currently rated…
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Bimbito Mendez retains WBO 105lb title

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WBO minimumweight champion Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez (16-1, 6 KOs) retained his title by ninth round TKO over Gabriel Mendoza (30-7-2, 23 KOs) in the main fight of the “WBO Champions Tournament,” held at the El Panama Hotel in Panama City.
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Méndez dominated all the way and the referee stopped the action at 1:28 of round nine to save Mendoza from further punishment. Méndez will now take aim at his mandatory challenger Jing Xiang (#1 ranked) and then fight with the other champions. Continue reading “Bimbito Mendez retains WBO 105lb title”

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO minimumweight champion Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez (16-1, 6 KOs) retained his title by ninth round TKO over Gabriel Mendoza (30-7-2, 23 KOs) in the main fight of…
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Russell retains WBC featherweight title

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18 KOs) retained his WBC Featherweight title with a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision victory over Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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It was a classic sharpshooter versus Puncher. Nyambayar was the heavier puncher and made many of the rounds hard to call, but Russell Jr took over the in the later rounds using his ring generalship and swifter combinations to outwork the aggressive and harder-hitting Mongolian. All three judges saw the bout in favor of Gary Russell Jr by scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 118-110. Continue reading “Russell retains WBC featherweight title”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18 KOs) retained his WBC Featherweight title with a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision victory over Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KOs)…
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Rigo wins WBA bantam title by split decision

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

In the co-feature of the Showtime Championship Boxing card promoted by Premier Boxing Champions in association with TGB Promotions and Kings Promotions, Cuban Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (20-1, 13 KOs) dropped former super flyweight champion Liborio Solis (30-6-1, 14 KOs) once to capture the vacant WBA world bantamweight title by split decision.

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Rigondeaux, the two-time Olympic gold medalist fought like a chess master throughout, frustrating Solis with sharp jabs along with the occasional combination and movement. Rigondeaux set the crowd into an uproar in the seventh by dropping Solis into the ropes for an eight count. Solis regained his composure so Rigondeaux went back into his defensive counters right up until the final bell to end the fight. One judge surprisingly saw it 115-112 for Solis, but was overruled by the other two officials who had it for Rigondeaux by scores of 115-112 and 116-111 for the methodical split decision victory. Continue reading “Rigo wins WBA bantam title by split decision”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside In the co-feature of the Showtime Championship Boxing card promoted by Premier Boxing Champions in association with TGB Promotions and Kings Promotions, Cuban Guillermo “The…
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Arboleda edges Velez in WBA eliminator

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Jaime “Little James” Arboleda (16-1, 13 KOs) survived a knockdown in the tenth round to pull out a razor-thin split decision victory over Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (29-6-1, 21 KOs) in a WBA world super featherweight eliminator on Saturday night at the PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Arboleda appeared to take control in rounds 5 through seven with heavy hooks, but Velez wouldn’t back down and countered well. Velez rocked Arboleda in the tenth. Velez seemed to know he needed a knockout in the twelfth and final round. He almost got his wish as he dropped Arboleda with a five-punch combination. Arboleda was in bad shape as Velez continued to bang away. Arboleda held several times as Velez continued the onslaught, but the bell sounded before Velez could land a last big shot. One judge saw the bout 115-112 for Jayson Velez, but was overruled as the other two officials saw it 114-113 for Jaime Arboleda, giving him the split nod.

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Jaime “Little James” Arboleda (16-1, 13 KOs) survived a knockdown in the tenth round to pull out a razor-thin split decision victory over Jayson “La…
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