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Charr-Pulev to collide for WBA reg belt

WBA regular heavyweight champion Mahmoud “Diamond Boy” Charr (34-4, 20 KOs) of Germany will defend his title against two-time former world title challenger and WBA #10 rated Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev (30-3, 14 KOs) on March 30 at the Arena Sophia in Sophia, Bulgaria. The fight will be presented by Epic Sports & Entertainment, led by CEO Ivaylo Gotzev.

“Everything is finally coming together and we are all in alignment. This fight promises to deliver an old school heavyweight barn burner. Both men are ready and it’s a make or break fight for them both. There is a lot on the line. This fight sets up multiple angles and we are excited about this year’s plans, watch this space,” said Gotzev.

WBA regular heavyweight champion Mahmoud “Diamond Boy” Charr (34-4, 20 KOs) of Germany will defend his title against two-time former world title challenger and WBA #10 rated Kubrat “The Cobra”…
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Haney-Kingry lands in BROOKLYN!

Update: Promoter Oscar De La Hoya just announced that Haney-Kingry will land at Barclays Center in Brooklyn! Originally they were talking Las Vegas.

Former undisputed lightweight champion and current WBC super lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) and popular contender Ryan Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) will host a multi-city press tour to promote their April 20 world championship clash, with stops in New York City (February 27, Palladium Times Square at 1:30PM ET) and Los Angeles (February 29, Avalon Hollywood at 1PM PT). Both stops will be open to the public. Get there early.

The Haney-Kingry fight will be available in the U.S. on DAZN PPV, while the rest of the world gets it with their DAZN subscription.

Update: Promoter Oscar De La Hoya just announced that Haney-Kingry will land at Barclays Center in Brooklyn! Originally they were talking Las Vegas. Former undisputed lightweight champion and current WBC…
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Nuñez overwhelms and stops ex-champ Rakhimov

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Becomes IBF 130 lb. Mandatory Challenger

By Boxing Bob Newman

In an important bout that flew under the radar, IBF #3 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and #4 rated Eduardo Nuñez, squared off in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to decide the #1 mandatory position at Jr. Lightweight.

Local hero Rakhimov was coming in off his lone loss 10 months ago- a tough, split decision, title-losing effort against Joe Cordina in Cardiff, Wales. Nuñez, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, was making a relatively quick return to the ring after blowing out Oscar Escandon in two rounds in Cancun last October.

The first half of the fight was tactical warfare as each man tried to gain their edge, taking turns coming forward while the other looked to see what his foe had to offer. By the second half of the fight, Nuñez seemed to be taking over, if ever so slightly. He began to land telling power shots on Rakhimov, who seemed unable to get off the ropes, or was hoping Nuñez would punch himself out. Nuñez was so squared up, that all his punches appeared to be hooks, whether right or left. Jabs were mostly out the window in favor of sledgehammer blows.

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Rakhimov would rally in the ninth, for what would be the last time. Rakhimov got a much needed reprieve from referee Mark Nelson, who called time as he instructed Rakhimov’s corner to secure some loose tape on the glove in the tenth. But that would be it as Nuñez sensed his time had come. He came out guns blazing, raining blow after blow- 20 unanswered in all, to the head of a helpless Rakhimov, who bravely, but perhaps foolishly, never went down. Referee Nelson stepped in to rescue the battered hometowner, with only 15 seconds elapsed in the 11th. Continue reading “Nuñez overwhelms and stops ex-champ Rakhimov”

Becomes IBF 130 lb. Mandatory Challenger By Boxing Bob Newman In an important bout that flew under the radar, IBF #3 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and #4 rated Eduardo Nuñez, squared off…
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Nontshinga avenges loss, regains IBF 108lb title

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Sivenathi “The Special One” Nontshinga (13-1, 10 KOs) regained the IBF light flyweight title with a tenth round TKO against Adrian “Gatito” Curiel (24-5-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorium Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico. It was a slugfest from the opening bell with both trading bombs nonstop. Curiel often backed Nontshinga into the ropes and teed off. In round nine, Nontshinga suddenly rocked Curiel with a left hook. Nontshinga hurt Curiel again in round ten, scoring a knockdown, then getting a referee’s stoppage.

Curiel scored a shocking one-punch knockout to dethrone Nontshinga in the second round last year in Monaco. Nontshinga turned the tables in Curiel’s backyard.

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Former world champion Mauricio Lara (26-3-2, 19 KOs) and Daniel Lugo (27-2-1, 18 KOs) battled to a ten round draw in a super featherweight clash.

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Lugo had Lara hurt in round six, but Lara recovered and hurt Lugo in round seven. Both fighters rocked each other the rest of the way. In the end, scores were 96-64 Lugo, 95-95, 95-95.

Sivenathi “The Special One” Nontshinga (13-1, 10 KOs) regained the IBF light flyweight title with a tenth round TKO against Adrian “Gatito” Curiel (24-5-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Golden Boy inks WBC #1 Charles Conwell

Golden Boy Promotions today announced the signing of former U.S. Olympian and WBC #1 super welterweight Charles “Bad News” Conwell (18-0, 13 KOs) to a multi-fight deal. “It’s been a long time coming!” said Conwell. “I’m happy, and can’t wait to get back in the ring. I want to thank Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya and Eric Gomez for the opportunity and for believing in me. Bad News is back!”

The 26-year-old Conwell had had trouble getting fights and didn’t fight at all in 2023, but promoter Oscar De La Hoya says Conwell’s days of inactivity are over. “We are going to bring him back the ‘Golden Boy’ way,” said Oscar. “Having him fight often and with tough competition to make sure he’s ready to chase world championship gold.”

Golden Boy Promotions today announced the signing of former U.S. Olympian and WBC #1 super welterweight Charles “Bad News” Conwell (18-0, 13 KOs) to a multi-fight deal. “It’s been a…
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Alen Babic returns March 31

All-action Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic is back in action on the undercard of the ‘Bad Blood’ showdown between unbeaten heavyweight rivals Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke on Sunday, March 31st at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA. After a devastating KO1 loss to Lukasz Rozanski in a WBC bridgerweight world title fight, Babic (11-1, 10 KOs) will be looking to get back to winning ways when he steps up to heavyweight against 240+ pounder Steve ‘Drago’ Robinson (6-2, 4 KOs). Also seeing action is unbeaten super middleweight Callum Simpson (13-0, 9 KOs) vs. TBA.

All-action Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic is back in action on the undercard of the ‘Bad Blood’ showdown between unbeaten heavyweight rivals Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke on Sunday, March 31st…
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Matchroom inks IBF champ Subriel Matias

IBF junior welterweight champion Subriel Matias (20-1 20 KOs) has signed a multi-fight co-promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and Fresh Productions. Matias is now eyeing a summer defense in his native Puerto Rico.

“I am very excited about the deal we’ve reached with Matchroom,” said Matias. “I can’t wait to show DAZN, Matchroom, all the big names out there and the world why this deal was made because I am the best 140 pounder on the planet. And I will show this in front of my people, which makes me immensely happy. I promise to keep working hard to give the fans what they are looking for. This is all-out wars until one of the two opponents breaks up. I do not run. It is not my fighting style, and it is not in my DNA. This will not change now in any way. Whoever they put in front of me, I will destroy.” Continue reading “Matchroom inks IBF champ Subriel Matias”

IBF junior welterweight champion Subriel Matias (20-1 20 KOs) has signed a multi-fight co-promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and Fresh Productions. Matias is now eyeing a summer defense in his…
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Gaballo annihilates Pharob in 32 seconds

WBO #1, IBF #5 bantamweight and former WBC/WBA interim champion Reymart Gaballo (27-1, 22 KOs) needed just 32 seconds to demolish former WBA interim minimumweight champion Phai Pharob (35-4, 27 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay, Philippines. A left, right, left to the body combination finished Pharob. Gaballo, whose only loss was to future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire in 2021, is the mandatory challenger for current WBO bantamweight king for Jason Moloney.

WBO #1, IBF #5 bantamweight and former WBC/WBA interim champion Reymart Gaballo (27-1, 22 KOs) needed just 32 seconds to demolish former WBA interim minimumweight champion Phai Pharob (35-4, 27…
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Canelo Alvarez says he’s fighting May 4

Undisputed super middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez confirmed today that he’s still planning to fight on May 4 in Las Vegas. He wouldn’t name an opponent, but revealed that he will be facing an American. Possible candidates include Jermall Charlo, Terence Crawford and David Benavidez, with Charlo considered the most likely.

“I always try to fight in May and September, the Mexican dates. I always like to look for those dates. We are fine-tuning some details for the May fight, but it’s going to be an interesting fight as I always like for the people,” said Canelo.

Undisputed super middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez confirmed today that he’s still planning to fight on May 4 in Las Vegas. He wouldn’t name an opponent, but revealed that he will…
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Sheeraz, Yarde, Noakes get crushing KOs

Unbeaten WBC #4, WBO #5, WBA #11 middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz (19-0, 15 KOs) annihilated WBO #6, WBC #8 rated former world title challenger Liam Williams (25-5-1, 20 KOs) in the first round of a fight for the WBC silver and Commonwealth belts. Sheeran dropped Williams twice and Williams’ corner eventually waved the towel. Time was 2:36.

Two-time world title challenger and WBA #4, WBO #4, WBC #5, IBF #8 rated light heavyweight Anthony Yarde (25-3, 24 KOs) destroyed Marko Nikolic (32-4, 12 KOs) in three rounds. Yarde dropped Nikolic twice in round two, but the game Nikolic made it through the round. The bout was halted after another knockdown in round three. Time was 1:15.

Unbeaten lightweight knockout artist Sam Noakes (13-0, 13 KOs) halted Lewis Sylvester (13-1, 4 KOs) in round four of a bout for the Commonwealth, British, and WBC International Silver titles. Noakes dropped Sylvester twice in round three with a brutal body attack and finished him with another knockdown in round four. Time was 2:10. Continue reading “Sheeraz, Yarde, Noakes get crushing KOs”

Unbeaten WBC #4, WBO #5, WBA #11 middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz (19-0, 15 KOs) annihilated WBO #6, WBC #8 rated former world title challenger Liam Williams (25-5-1, 20 KOs) in the…
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Zhang stuns Romanov in WBA eliminator

Big shocker in a WBA bridgerweight eliminator on Saturday night at the KRK “Uralets” Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Unbeaten WBA #2 Evgeny Romanov dropped WBA #3 Zhaoxin Zhang in round one and continued to batter him in round two until suddenly, out of nowhere, Zhang floored Romanov face first with a right/left/right combination. Romanov tried to get up but was out of it. Zhang moves to 12-2-1, 7 KOs, while Romanov falls to 19-1, 12 KOs. What a turnaround!

In other action, WBA #14 lightweight Zaur Abdullaev (19-1, 11 KOs) outpointed former WBA super featherweight champion Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (27-6-1, 21 KOs) over ten rounds.

Big shocker in a WBA bridgerweight eliminator on Saturday night at the KRK “Uralets” Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Unbeaten WBA #2 Evgeny Romanov dropped WBA #3 Zhaoxin Zhang in round…
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Haney-Kingry collide April 20

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WBC super lightweight champion Devin Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) will defend against Ryan Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) on April 20 in Las Vegas. Both sides have confirmed the fight on social media. Fight now also confirmed by Golden Boy and Matchroom.

BetOnline (www.BetOnline.ag) set odds on the boxing match this morning, and Haney is a huge favorite.

Fight Odds
Devin Haney -500 (1/5)
Ryan Garcia +350 (7/2)

The above odds equate to an 83.3% implied probability that Haney will come out ahead in the fight.

WBC super lightweight champion Devin Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) will defend against Ryan Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) on April 20 in Las Vegas. Both sides have confirmed the fight on…
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Teofimo defeats Ortiz in snoozer

Super Bowl weekend kicked off in Las Vegas with WBO junior welterweight champion Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) taking a twelve round unanimous decision against Jamaine Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs) on Thursday night at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Lopez stalked Ortiz, who stayed out of range and frustrated Lopez. Ortiz was cut by an accidental headbutt in round seven. Lopez continued to press while Ortiz had little offense in response. In the end, scores were 117-111, 115-113, 115-113. Not a fan-friendly fight.

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U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (10-0, 7 KOs) dominated and stopped former two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (29-6-1, 14 KOs). Davis was fast and accurate, hitting Pedraza almost at will. Finally waved off by the ref in round six. Time was 1:09. Continue reading “Teofimo defeats Ortiz in snoozer”

Super Bowl weekend kicked off in Las Vegas with WBO junior welterweight champion Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) taking a twelve round unanimous decision against Jamaine Ortiz (17-1-1,…
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Shigeoka brothers to defend belts together

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By Joe Koizumi

The unbeaten Shigeoka brothers will make their second defenses on the same bill in Nagoya, Japan, on March 31. WBC minimum champ Yudai Shigeoka (8-0, 5 KOs), 26, will risk his belt against Filipino ex-titlist Melvin Jerusalem (21-3, 12 KOs). Also, IBF 105-pound ruler Ginjiro Shigeoka (10-0-1NC, 8 KOs), 24, will put his belt on the line against Filipino puncher ArAr Andales (14-2-3, 6 KOs). Continue reading “Shigeoka brothers to defend belts together”

By Joe Koizumi The unbeaten Shigeoka brothers will make their second defenses on the same bill in Nagoya, Japan, on March 31. WBC minimum champ Yudai Shigeoka (8-0, 5 KOs),…
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Wardley-Clarke to clash March 31

In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, WBO #6, WBA #11, IBF #12, WBC #15 rated Fabio Wardley (17-0, 16 KOs) and 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Frazer Clarke (8-0, 6 KOs) will collide on Easter Sunday, March 31, at the O2 Arena in London. Wardley will be defending his British and Commonwealth titles. Sky Sports will televise in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA.

Fabio Wardley: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be headlining what will be a massive show at the iconic O2 Arena, I’ve fought there a lot before so it’s like a home away from home for me. As a seasoned former Olympian, Frazer Clarke is definitely the most well-schooled boxer I’ll have ever faced, but there’s some lessons you can’t learn in school… And I’ve got more than enough firepower in my arsenal to lay him flat on his back, just like all my other opponents.”

Frazer Clarke: “Finally, the fight that I wanted and the fight that the British public wanted. The talking is over, it’s here. Headlining the O2 Arena for the British and Commonwealth Titles is something I’ve dreamed of. I’m ready to take out Fabio Wardley and bring the titles back to Burton upon Trent. There’s been a lot of back and forth but now we can settle it like men.”

In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, WBO #6, WBA #11, IBF #12, WBC #15 rated Fabio Wardley (17-0, 16 KOs) and 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Frazer Clarke (8-0, 6 KOs)…
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New date set for Fury-Usyk

The undisputed heavyweight championship clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been rescheduled for May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The bout was pushed back from February 17 after Fury suffered a cut in sparring.

The undisputed heavyweight championship clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been rescheduled for May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The bout was pushed back from February 17 after…
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Austin Trout wins bare-knuckle world title

Former WBA super welterweight champion champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout defeated Luis “Baboon” Palomino via unanimous decision to claim the vacant BKFC welterweight world title on Friday night at the sold-out Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Judges scored it 49-45 across the board in favor of Trout, who dropped Palomino in the fourth round. Before running into Trout, Palomino was considered by many to be the pound-for-pound best among bare-knuckle fighters.

“This wouldn’t feel as good if it wasn’t against a prime champion like ‘Baboon.’” Trout said afterward. “I don’t think any win would be worthy of how I’m feeling now if it wasn’t against the king of BKFC … I’m going to be here for a long time, so get tired of me – I’m not going anywhere.”

Former WBA super welterweight champion champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout defeated Luis “Baboon” Palomino via unanimous decision to claim the vacant BKFC welterweight world title on Friday night at the…
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Fury injured, Usyk fight postponed

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Queensberry Promotions Statement: WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has been forced to postpone his fight with unified Champion Oleksandr Usyk after sustaining a freak cut during a sparring session in Riyadh.

The cut, which opened above Fury’s right eye, required urgent medical attention and significant stitching, and will obviously require a period of recovery, scuppering any possibility of the fight with Usyk taking place on 17th February in Saudi Arabia.

A spokesperson said: “Whilst this is still breaking news it is clearly a massive disappointment, after the work that has been done by so many people to finally deliver this historic event to the world. Once the Doctors have appraised Tyson’s eye, we will have a better idea of the period of recovery needed. Once known we will work diligently with all the stakeholders and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reschedule this fight as soon as possible and will of course keep everyone updated with developments.” Continue reading “Fury injured, Usyk fight postponed”

Queensberry Promotions Statement: WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has been forced to postpone his fight with unified Champion Oleksandr Usyk after sustaining a freak cut during a sparring session in…
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WBO orders Navarrete-Berinchyk for 135lb belt

The WBO World Championship Committee has ordered the commencement of negotiations for a clash between current WBO junior lightweight champion Emanuel Navarrete and #2 rated lightweight Denys Berinchyk for the vacant WBO lightweight title formerly held by Devin Haney. The parties have 15 days to reach an agreement. If an accord is not reached within that time frame, purse bid procedures will be ordered with a minimum acceptable bid of $150,000. Any of the parties involved may request a purse bid at any time during the negotiation process.

The WBO World Championship Committee has ordered the commencement of negotiations for a clash between current WBO junior lightweight champion Emanuel Navarrete and #2 rated lightweight Denys Berinchyk for the…
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Glanton crushes Markic in two

Cruiserweight contender “Bulletproof” Brandon Glanton (19-2, 16 KOs) scored a second round TKO against Emil Markic (35-5, 27 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO International title on Sunday night at the luxurious Casino de Deauville in Deauville, Normandy, France. Markic was cut by a second round head clash. After that Glanton upped the pressure and punished Markic, dropping him at the end of the round. At that point, Markic’s corner pulled their fighter out. Continue reading “Glanton crushes Markic in two”

Cruiserweight contender “Bulletproof” Brandon Glanton (19-2, 16 KOs) scored a second round TKO against Emil Markic (35-5, 27 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO International title on Sunday night at…
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Munguia stops Ryder in nine

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In a slugfest, WBO #1, WBC #2 super middleweight Jaime Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO against John “The Gorilla” Ryder (32-7, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Munguia dropped Ryder with a big right hand in round two. Munguia floored Ryder again in round four. Munguia dropped Ryder twice in round nine and Ryder’s corner threw in the towel. Continue reading “Munguia stops Ryder in nine”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside In a slugfest, WBO #1, WBC #2 super middleweight Jaime Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO against John “The Gorilla” Ryder (32-7,…
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Collazo retains WBO minimum title

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

It was Puerto Rico vs. Nicaragua as Boricua WBO minimumweight world champion Oscar “El Pupilo” Collazo (9-0, 7 KOs) stopped Reynaris Gutierrez (10-2, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. A crisp right by Collazo in the third round rocked Gutierrez. Collazo then dropped Gutierrez and got a referee’s stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:37.

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside It was Puerto Rico vs. Nicaragua as Boricua WBO minimumweight world champion Oscar “El Pupilo” Collazo (9-0, 7 KOs) stopped Reynaris Gutierrez (10-2, 2 KOs)…
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Teraji edges Canizales, keeps WBC, WBA 108lb belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBC, WBA light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji (23-1, 14 KOs), 107.5, barely retained his belts as he exchanged a knockdown with ex-WBA titlist Carlos Canizales (26-2-1, 19 KOs), 107.75, and finally eked out a majority decision over twelve grueling rounds on Tuesday in Osaka, Japan. The official tallies were as follows: Omar Mintun (Mexico), Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) both 114-112 for Teraji, Jeremy Hayes (Canada) 113-113. The referee was Luis Pabon (Puerto Rico).

It might be Teraji’s toughest bout in his career except his one and only losing fight to Masamichi Yabuki.

Teraji, a versatile boxer-puncher with good footwork and jabbing, started comfortably, and decked Canizales with a countering right midway in round two.

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Teraji decks Canizales in round two.

The Venezuelan, however, turned loose and had the Japanese reeling to the ropes to score a knockdown back in the third.

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Canizales floors Teraji in round three.

After that, it became a give-and-take war. Continue reading “Teraji edges Canizales, keeps WBC, WBA 108lb belts”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBC, WBA light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji (23-1, 14 KOs), 107.5, barely retained his belts as he exchanged a knockdown with ex-WBA titlist…
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#1 Akui dethrones WBA 112lb champ Dalakian

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Japan’s Seigo Yuri Akui (19-2-1, 11 KOs), 112, wrested the WBA flyweight belt as he kept stalking the previously unbeaten defending champ Artem Dalakian (22-1, 15 KOs), 111.25, Ukraine, from pillar to post, winning a unanimous decision (116-112, 117-111, 119-109) over twelve speedy rounds on Tuesday in Osaka, Japan. Dalakian kept circling to display his fast footwork and versatile upper body mobility rather than throwing punches to the willing mixer. Each had a tough time catching and punching the contestant, but it was Akui that remained more positive and aggressive, throwing more punches to the opponent. It was a question why Dalakian paid too much respect to WBA#1 Akui’s vaunted power punching and failed to be more aggressive to win points enough to defend his belt. The referee was Gullermo Perez (Panama). Continue reading “#1 Akui dethrones WBA 112lb champ Dalakian”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japan’s Seigo Yuri Akui (19-2-1, 11 KOs), 112, wrested the WBA flyweight belt as he kept stalking the previously unbeaten defending champ Artem…
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Erick Rosa vacates WBA minimumweight title

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By Robert Coster

Smooth boxing Dominican WBA minimumweight world champion Erick “Mini-Pacman” Rosa (6-0, 2 KOs) has renounced his title as he plans to move up to the junior flyweight class.

The baby-faced 22-year-old Rosa, who won the WBA belt in only his fourth professional fight, said “My body has grown and now my desire is to acquire world title belts in the 108 and 112lb divisions.”

Rosa vacated the “regular” version of the WBA belt, leaving “super” champion Thammanoon Niyomtrongtha as the sole WBA 105lb beltholder.

By Robert Coster Smooth boxing Dominican WBA minimumweight world champion Erick “Mini-Pacman” Rosa (6-0, 2 KOs) has renounced his title as he plans to move up to the junior flyweight…
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