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WBA President tests positive for Covid-19

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World Boxing Association (WBA) President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza tested positive for Covid-19 this week. He showed some mild symptoms, but for the WBA leader care and health have been a priority and he will increase the security measures to protect himself and his environment.

His doctors have advised him to remain in isolation, rest, and follow all instructions for a prompt recovery. Mendoza said he feels good and motivated to return to work for boxing in a few days.

Fightnews.com® wishes President Mendoza a speedy and complete recovery.

World Boxing Association (WBA) President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza tested positive for Covid-19 this week. He showed some mild symptoms, but for the WBA leader care and health have been a…
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Maxi Hughes shocks world-rated Jono Carroll

In a surprising upset, unheralded Maxi Hughes (21-5-2, 4 KOs) took a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger and world-rated Jono Carroll (18-2-1, 4 KOs) in a lightweight bout headlining a closed-door event at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England. Coming off a knockout over former world champion Scott Quigg in March, Carroll had his normal high workmate, but Hughes landed the better shots to win 96-95, 96-95, 97-93. Carroll, rated IBF #7 and WBC #12 at super featherweight, was a 21:1 favorite.

Unbeaten junior welterweight “Sugar” Sean McComb (11-0, 5 KOs) outpointed Siar Ozgul (15-5, 3 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 99-92, 97-93, 97-93. McComb announced he will campaign at lightweight following this fight.

In a surprising upset, unheralded Maxi Hughes (21-5-2, 4 KOs) took a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger and world-rated Jono Carroll (18-2-1, 4 KOs) in a…
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Tyson-Jones PPV postponed?

Nothing official yet, but it’s being widely reported that the eight-round exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. scheduled for September 12 is being postponed. Apparently the postponement is not due to an injury to either fighter, but rather for marketing reasons. There’s also still a possibility that Canelo could commandeer the date, which is one of his traditional boxing weekends. The new date for the Tyson-Jones pay-per-view event is tentatively November 28.

Nothing official yet, but it’s being widely reported that the eight-round exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. scheduled for September 12 is being postponed. Apparently the postponement is…
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Fox Sports announces boxing schedule

FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions announced today an exciting slate of boxing shows that will include the highly anticipated showdown between unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. and two-division champion Danny “Swift” Garcia headlining the first in a series of FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-Views on Saturday, November 21.

The schedule includes six events that will be broadcast on FOX, one FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View and 11 shows on FS1, running from August 8 through the end of the year. Initially the live events will be held without fans in attendance at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

SHOWS ON FOX & FOX DEPORTES:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
Shawn Porter vs Sebastian Formella – WBC/IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator
Sebastian Fundora vs. Nathaniel Gallimore – Super Welterweight Co-Main Event
Joey Spencer in a Six-Round Super Welterweight Special Attraction

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
Erislandy Lara vs. Greg Vendetti – WBA Super Welterweight Title
Alfredo Angulo vs. Caleb Truax – IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Yordenis Ugas vs. Abel Ramos – WBA Welterweight Title
Rances Barthelemy vs. Alberto Puello – Interim WBA Super Lightweight Title
Jesus Ramos in an Eight-Round Super Lightweight Special Attraction Continue reading “Fox Sports announces boxing schedule”

FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions announced today an exciting slate of boxing shows that will include the highly anticipated showdown between unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr.…
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James outpoints Dulorme for WBA interim title

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Jamal “Shango” James (27-1, 12 KOs) took a twelve round unanimous decision over Thomas Dulorme (25-4-1, 16 KOs) to claim the WBA interim welterweight title on Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. James seemed in command all the way. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 117-111.

“I’ve been working so long for a title shot,” said James. “So being able to get this opportunity and then actually following through and winning, it just meant the world to me. Continue reading “James outpoints Dulorme for WBA interim title”

Jamal “Shango” James (27-1, 12 KOs) took a twelve round unanimous decision over Thomas Dulorme (25-4-1, 16 KOs) to claim the WBA interim welterweight title on Saturday night at the…
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Morrell wins WBA interim belt in 3rd fight

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Super middleweight David Morrell Jr. (3-0, 2 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Lennox Allen (22-1-1, 14 KOs) to win the WBA interim super middleweight title on Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Morrell, 22, was in command all the way against the 35-year-old Allen. Scores were 118-110, 119-109, 120-108.

Morrell had a 207 to 90 advantage in punches landed.

Super middleweight David Morrell Jr. (3-0, 2 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Lennox Allen (22-1-1, 14 KOs) to win the WBA interim super middleweight…
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Ricardo Mayorga to start drug rehab

By Héctor Villarreal

Nicaraguan multiple world boxing champion Rosendo Alvarez is leading a movement to help his colleague Ricardo Mayorga in his drug use rehabilitation.

In a video posted by Alvarez on his Facebook account, in which he appears sitting next to a visibly deteriorated Mayorga, Rosendo tells him “it is my duty to take you to a rehabilitation center. We have been friends since we were 16 years old, colleagues in the team of military boxing, then in the amateur national team and then we become world champions. You are my brother and I cannot abandon you but this must be a voluntary act in which the initiative is yours.” Continue reading “Ricardo Mayorga to start drug rehab”

By Héctor Villarreal Nicaraguan multiple world boxing champion Rosendo Alvarez is leading a movement to help his colleague Ricardo Mayorga in his drug use rehabilitation. In a video posted by…
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Jorge Linares tests positive for Covid-19

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has announced that former world champion in three different divisions Jorge Linares has tested positive for Covid-19. Linares has no symptoms, and doctors recommended a break of at least 10 days before a second test to confirm that he is free of the virus. Linares is scheduled for a fight against Javier Fortuna on August 28th in California, but promoter Golden Boy has not given any information about what will happen with that fight.

Linares has been training in Japan for that fight but now he will have to stop training until the doctors give him permission to return to the gym.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has announced that former world champion in three different divisions Jorge Linares has tested positive for Covid-19. Linares has no symptoms, and doctors recommended a…
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Top Rank inks heavyweight Efe Ajagba

Top Rank announced today the signing of undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Efe Ajagba (13-0, 11 KOs) to a long-term promotional agreement.

Ajagba, 26, the Nigerian-born former soccer player, turned pro in 2017 after a decorated amateur career that included a berth at the 2016 Rio Olympics. A three-year professional, he has risen the ranks of the young heavyweights and is already rated in the top 15 by two of the major governing organizations.

Ajagba will make his Top Rank on ESPN debut in 2020 on a to-be-determined bill. He has also enlisted the services of manager James Prince and head trainer Kay Koroma. Continue reading “Top Rank inks heavyweight Efe Ajagba”

Top Rank announced today the signing of undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Efe Ajagba (13-0, 11 KOs) to a long-term promotional agreement. Ajagba, 26, the Nigerian-born former soccer player, turned pro…
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Roy Jones Jr: The longer the fight goes the better

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Ring legend Roy Jones Jr. spoke to Peter Maniatis about his September 12 showdown with Mike Tyson and tactics he will use. Roy also praised Teofimo Lopez, who he believes could be boxing’s next superstar. Roy also talks about becoming a Russian Citizen and meeting Vladimir Putin, why he’s is grateful to his father. He also revealed that he will be releasing a new record two weeks before he will clash with Mike Tyson.

“It was a blessing in disguise,” said Roy. “I was just so glad so delighted that (Mike Tyson) chose me as the opponent he wanted to face. I wanted to fight Mike back when I won the heavyweight title back in 2003 but it was never going to happen – but he was the only guy I would have stayed for in the heavyweights to face. Continue reading “Roy Jones Jr: The longer the fight goes the better”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Ring legend Roy Jones Jr. spoke to Peter Maniatis about his September 12 showdown with Mike Tyson and tactics he will use. Roy…
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Nakatani-Magramo title bout postponed again

By Joe Koizumi

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Highly expected prospect, unbeaten Japanese Junto Nakatani (20-0, 15 KOs), 22, was scheduled to face WBO#1 Giemel Magramo (24-1, 20 KOs), a hard-punching Filipino, in quest of the vacant WBO flyweight belt (renounced by Kosei Tanaka) behind closed doors here in Tokyo, Japan, at first on April 4, but was put off until August 21.

The coronavirus outbreak, however, inevitably forced it to be postponed again—this time indefinitely—since it is still uncertain when Magramo, 25, will be able to enter and work professionally under the government’s strict regulation to avoid any entries of infected foreigners for the time being. The current COVID-19 situation in Japan is getting worse especially last three days to see badly increasing infections for more than one thousand new patients. We earnestly hope the long anticipated Nakatani-Magramo title bout will be realized within this year.

By Joe Koizumi Highly expected prospect, unbeaten Japanese Junto Nakatani (20-0, 15 KOs), 22, was scheduled to face WBO#1 Giemel Magramo (24-1, 20 KOs), a hard-punching Filipino, in quest of…
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Leo defeats Williams for WBO 122lb title

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Unbeaten WBO #2 Angelo Leo (20-0, 9 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Tramaine Williams (19-1, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO jr. featherweight world title formerly held by Emanuel Navarrete on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Leo used a dominant body attack and consistent pressure to outwork Williams by scores of 117-111, 118-110, 118-110.

WBO #6 Williams replaced Stephen Fulton Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19.

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In a WBA super bantamweight title eliminator, undefeated WBA #8 Ra’eese Aleem (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over WBA #9 Marcus Bates (11-2, 8 KOs). Aleem was in command all the way. Bates was a one-handed fighter after injuring his right wrist in round nine. Aleem jumped on Bates in round ten leading to a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:18. Aleem previously outpointed Bates two years ago.
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Unbeaten light heavyweight Joseph George (11-0, 7 KOs) scored a spectacular ninth round knockout against Marcos Escudero (10-2, 9 KOs) in a rematch of their November ShoBox showdown that saw George win a narrow-split decision. This time landed a massive uppercut that put Escudero down and out. Time was 3:00. Escudero was ahead on two of the three cards.

Unbeaten WBO #2 Angelo Leo (20-0, 9 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Tramaine Williams (19-1, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO jr. featherweight world…
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Srisaket defeats Ruenroeng

Two-time former WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (48-5-1, 41 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (20-4, 6 KOs) in a fight at 120 lbs. with no spectators on Saturday at Workpoint Studio in Bang Phun, Thailand. Southpaw Srisaket was cut over the left eye by a head clash in round three. 40-year-old Ruenroeng worked the eye landing straight rights in round four. After that, 33-year-old Srisaket amped up the pressure, despite the blood, while Ruenroeng boxed smartly. Scores were 97-94, 96-93, 99-91.

WBC #13 super bantamweight “Rock Man” Chain Worawut (11-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a second round KO over Jomar Fajado (17-17-2, 9 KOs).

WBC #14 flyweight Thananchai Charunphak (8-1, 6 KOs) dominated and kayoed rugged but overmatched Kwanchai Pliankhunthod (0-2) in round five. Time was 1:09.

Flyweight Danai Ngiabphukhiew (5-2) won a six round split decision over pro debuting 17-year-old Thanarat Saenphet.

Two-time former WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (48-5-1, 41 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (20-4, 6 KOs) in a…
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Errol Spence, Danny Garcia announce PPV clash

WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and former champion Danny Garcia have confirmed today on social media that they’ll collide in a November 21 pay-per-view.

Spence announced…

“Done deal. The King of the division BACK!! November 21st on Fox PPV vs @DannySwift (Danny Garcia).”

Garcia simultaneously announced…

HERE WE GO! @ErrolSpenceJr on November 21. Signed! Sealed! Delivered! My tenth world title fight. It’s time to crown the king again.

Continue reading “Errol Spence, Danny Garcia announce PPV clash”

WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and former champion Danny Garcia have confirmed today on social media that they’ll collide in a November 21 pay-per-view. Spence announced… “Done deal. The…
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August 8 WBA world title twinbill announced

Top welterweight Jamal “Shango” James will square off against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme in a 12-round battle for the WBA interim welterweight title, headlining the return of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX August 8 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

FOX PBC Fight Night begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features Cuban sensation David Morrell Jr. stepping up in just his third professional fight to face unbeaten Lennox Allen in a 12-round WBA super middleweight interim title match in the co-main event. Continue reading “August 8 WBA world title twinbill announced”

Top welterweight Jamal “Shango” James will square off against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme in a 12-round battle for the WBA interim welterweight title, headlining the return of FOX PBC…
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Leo Santa Cruz begins preparation for Tank Davis

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By Miguel Maravilla

Four-division world champion and current WBA and featherweight and super featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) is ready for the biggest fight of his career as he will be taking on two-division world champion, and current WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KO’s) of Baltimore. Santa Cruz’s showdown with Davis will take place Saturday, October 24 in headlining live on Showtime Pay Per View from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

“This is the biggest fight of my career. It is the fight I always wanted and my first pay per view that I headline. So, I am really, excited,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com®. “I am motivated and training hard for this fight. No one gives me a shot, but I am going to shock the world.” Continue reading “Leo Santa Cruz begins preparation for Tank Davis”

By Miguel Maravilla Four-division world champion and current WBA and featherweight and super featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) is ready for the biggest fight of his career…
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Fulton tests positive for COVID-19

Undefeated contender Tramaine Williams will step in to face fellow unbeaten Angelo Leo for the vacant WBO jr. featherweight world championship in the main event of Showtime Championship Boxing this Saturday in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Williams replaces Stephen Fulton Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19 on the test provided by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation and was removed from the 122-pound title bout versus Leo.

Undefeated Ra’eese Aleem will now face 122-pound contender Marcus Bates in the co-main event in a 12-round WBA super bantamweight title eliminator. Aleem had previously been scheduled to fight Williams, before Williams moved into the main event to fight Leo. Continue reading “Fulton tests positive for COVID-19”

Undefeated contender Tramaine Williams will step in to face fellow unbeaten Angelo Leo for the vacant WBO jr. featherweight world championship in the main event of Showtime Championship Boxing this…
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Mike Tyson, 54, says training is ‘really painful’

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to talk his return to the boxing ring after 15 years.  “Iron Mike” is facing Roy Jones Jr. in a PPV exhibition on September 12.

On his comeback

“I’m back, man, I’m back. I don’t know how come it came back. I started training. I’m back in shape. I’m 228. And I’ve been boxing. Doing what I can. I can’t believe this either, man. It’s just — I don’t believe in the Fountain of Youth, but something just came over me, and I’m back, man.” Continue reading “Mike Tyson, 54, says training is ‘really painful’”

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to talk his return to the boxing ring after 15 years.  “Iron Mike” is facing Roy Jones…
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Shawn Porter returns Aug 22

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Still waiting for confirmation on when boxing is returning to the FOX network. It looks like FOX will air a fight between former world champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter and Sebastian Formella on August 22 in Los Angeles. It was Formella’s promoter Erol Ceylan/EC Boxing who made the announcement.

“This is the Champions League of boxing,” said Ceylan. “Since Sebastian has been under contract with us, we have worked towards this goal. Winning the IBO world championship last year was a big highlight, but this is the next level.” Continue reading “Shawn Porter returns Aug 22”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Still waiting for confirmation on when boxing is returning to the FOX network. It looks like FOX will air a fight between former world champion “Showtime”…
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WBA confirms Santa Cruz-Davis for two titles

Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will step into the ring for all or nothing on October 24th at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. The bout will put at stake the World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight belt held by Davis, in addition to the super featherweight championship held by Santa Cruz.

The bout will have a weight limit of 130 pounds despite having both belts at stake and the winner will reign in both divisions.

Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) is facing a historical opportunity. He is already WBA featherweight and super featherweight champion, so a victory would give him a third simultaneous WBA title. Continue reading “WBA confirms Santa Cruz-Davis for two titles”

Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will step into the ring for all or nothing on October 24th at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. The bout will put at…
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Dutchover, Torres win in Corona, California

Lightweight Michael “West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (14-1, 10 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision against Jorge Marron Jr. (18-2, 6 KOs) on a Sunday night PPV at Omega Products International in Corona, California. No spectators were allowed to attend due to current COVID-19 health and wellness regulations. Rebounding from his first loss, Dutchover pressed the action against the slippery Marron to win by scores of 80-72, 78-74, 78-74.

Undefeated super lightweight Ruben “Ace” Torres (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage over Oscar Bravo (25-10, 11 KOs). The bout was halted by referee Ray Corona at 1:43.

Undefeated featherweight Arnold Dinong (7-0, 1 KO) outpointed Brandon Cruz (6-2, 4 KOs) over six rounds. Scores were 58-56, 59-55, 59-55.

Lightweight Michael “West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (14-1, 10 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision against Jorge Marron Jr. (18-2, 6 KOs) on a Sunday night PPV at Omega Products…
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Joyce crushes Wallisch, DuBois showdown next

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Unbeaten WBC #11 heavyweight “Juggernaut” Joe Joyce (11-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided third round KO against Michael Wallisch (20-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at BT Sport Studio in London. It was pretty much one-way traffic for 100:1 favorite Joyce, who came in at a career high 270 pounds. He dropped Wallisch with a barrage of punches in round two, then finished him in round three with two more knockdowns. Time was :57.

Joyce, who is either 34 or 35 depending on who you talk to, will now move ahead to a showdown with domestic rival Daniel Dubois later in the year. Continue reading “Joyce crushes Wallisch, DuBois showdown next”

Unbeaten WBC #11 heavyweight “Juggernaut” Joe Joyce (11-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided third round KO against Michael Wallisch (20-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at BT Sport Studio in…
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Tyson-RJJ can be stopped if it gets violent

By Gabriel F. Cordero

When Mike Tyson returns to the ring against Roy Jones Jr. in their September 12 pay-per-view showdown, it could wind up to be an eight round sparring session. Both Tyson and Jones have reportedly told the California State Athletic Commission that they won’t go for a knockout.

And if the action gets too violent, the affair can be stopped for that reason alone. “The referee will have the authority to stop the fight if it strays outside the boundaries of a competitive boxing exhibition,” according to a CSAC statement.

The fighters will be using 12-ounce gloves instead of the normal ten-ounce gloves.

By Gabriel F. Cordero When Mike Tyson returns to the ring against Roy Jones Jr. in their September 12 pay-per-view showdown, it could wind up to be an eight round…
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Vergil Ortiz retains WBA Gold welter belt

The return of world-class professional boxing in Southern California took place on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. The event was closed to the public and media.

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In the main event, WBA Gold welterweight champion Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) successfully defended his title with a seventh round TKO over the very tough Samuel Vargas (31-6-2, 14 KOs). 100:1 favorite Ortiz worked over Vargas in round one. Vargas did some good bodywork in round two. Ortiz punished Vargas with big shots after that. Referee Jack Reiss finally waved it off at 2:58 of round seven. Continue reading “Vergil Ortiz retains WBA Gold welter belt”

The return of world-class professional boxing in Southern California took place on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. The event was closed to the public and media.…
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