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Stunner: Rosario dethrones J-Rock for WBA, IBF titles

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In the main event at the Liacouras Center on the Temple University campus in North Philly, Jeison Rosario of Santo Domingo, DR, 20-1-1, 14 KOs, shocked West Philly’s Julian Williams, 27-2-1, 16 KOs, scoring a fifth round TKO and stripping Williams of his IBF, WBA and IBO titles.

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Williams comfortably won the first round. However, Rosario cut Williams over the left eye in round two and kicked his game into high gear. The challenger continued to land well for the next few rounds while Williams pawed at his bleeding eye and did his best to battle his way back into the fight. Williams landed several good shots, but Rosario kept coming – and landing. In the fifth round, Rosario landed an extended volley that appeared to weaken the champ. Williams slipped to the canvas and was clearly hurt when he struggled to regain his feet. The trip to the canvas was not ruled a knockdown. When the fight resumed, Rosario jumped right on Williams and continued to land with authority. Finally a vicious right uppercut speared Williams on the chin and another left landed as he fell to the canvas.

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Referee Benjy Esteves stopped the fight as Williams tried to rise. The time of the big upset and spoiled homecoming was 1:37 of round five. This was Williams’ first title defense and Rosario’s first try at a world title. Continue reading “Stunner: Rosario dethrones J-Rock for WBA, IBF titles”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In the main event at the Liacouras Center on the Temple University campus in North Philly, Jeison Rosario of Santo Domingo, DR,…
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Colbert beats Corrales for WBA interim 130lb belt

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In the 12-round co-feature bout, Brooklyn’s Chris Colbert, 14-0, 5 KOs, captured the vacant interim WBA junior lightweight title belt with a lopsided decision over Jezreel Corrales of Panama, 23-4, 9 KOs on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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After nine slow-moving rounds, the fight finally picked up in round ten when Colbert dropped Corrales with a left hook-right cross combo. Then in the eleventh Colbert shoved Corrales completely out of the ring, prompting referee to Shawn Clark issue a warning. The two boxers closed the fight with an active final round. Colbert took the decision by scores of 116-111 and 117-110 twice.

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By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In the 12-round co-feature bout, Brooklyn’s Chris Colbert, 14-0, 5 KOs, captured the vacant interim WBA junior lightweight title belt with a…
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Ex-champ Alvarez KOs Seals in seven

Photos/Report: Boxing Bob Newman

Former WBO light heavyweight world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (25-1, 13 KOs) scored a devastating seventh round knockout over Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals (24-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Alvarez ended a tactical fight with he connected with a massive right hand to put seals down for the count. Time was 3:00.
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After the fight Alvarez said, “During training camp, we practiced {the right hand} over and over. My trainer was mad at me at first because I wasn’t doing what he was asking. Finally, we got the knockout…I was out of the ring for 11 months. I wanted to come back as the fighter that beat Kovalev, and this is what we practiced for.”

Lightweight Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (26-1, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Manuel Rey Rojas (18-4, 5 KOs), his first bout since linking up with new trainer Ismael Salas. Workmanlike performance with Verdejo outboxing Rojas for the duration. Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 98-92.
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“I give myself a ‘C.’” said Verdejo afterward. “I want to keep working hard and keep developing because I want to look like an ‘A’ fighter. I have the desire. I have the hunger. I’m going to keep working hard for all the Puerto Ricans and all the Boricuas.” Continue reading “Ex-champ Alvarez KOs Seals in seven”

Photos/Report: Boxing Bob Newman Former WBO light heavyweight world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (25-1, 13 KOs) scored a devastating seventh round knockout over Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals (24-3, 18 KOs)…
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Formella retains IBO title, Kadiru wins by TKO

Photos: Team SES / Gercke + Helmke

IBO welterweight champion Sebastian Formella (22-0, 10 KOs) of Germany soundly defeated Nicaraguan Roberto Arriaza (18-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the sold out Edel-Optics.de Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
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Arriaza started out strong landing some very solid overhand rights. It actually looked like he was on his way to pulling off the upset. Formella completely turned the fight around by the midway point beating Arriaza at all facets, outboxing him and actually beating him to the punch in exchanges. Although never really hurting Arriaza, he comfortably racked up the points en route to the unanimous decision. The official judges’ scorecards 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112.

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Peter Kadiru (7-0, 3 KOs) of Germany excited the hometown fans with a thrilling sixth round TKO over Czech Tomas Salek (11-2, 9 KOs).

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Photos: Team SES / Gercke + Helmke IBO welterweight champion Sebastian Formella (22-0, 10 KOs) of Germany soundly defeated Nicaraguan Roberto Arriaza (18-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Conor McGregor interested in fighting Pacquiao

Pacquiao-McgregorMMA star Conor McGregor is 0-1 in a boxing ring, but he’s also part of the second largest boxing pay-per-view of all time, being stopped by Floyd Mayweather back in 2017. During his press conference for a UFC fight this weekend, McGregor floated the idea of fighting WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at the new 72,000-seat Allegiant Stadium, the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

“What a fight that would be against Manny, a small, powerful southpaw. I’d have to figure out the weight and these type of things, but something that interests me, no doubt,” said McGregor.

A Mayweather-McGregor rematch is also being discussed. Their first bout generated 4.3 million buys, second only to Mayweather-Pacquiao which did 4.6 million. Continue reading “Conor McGregor interested in fighting Pacquiao”

MMA star Conor McGregor is 0-1 in a boxing ring, but he’s also part of the second largest boxing pay-per-view of all time, being stopped by Floyd Mayweather back in…
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Kownacki-Helenius set for March 7

Premier Boxing Champions returns to Brooklyn on March 7 when unbeaten Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) takes on “The Nordic Nightmare” Robert Helenius (29-3, 18 KOs) at Barclays Center. Kownacki, who is rated WBA #3, IBF #3, WBO #3, WBC #8 will have the hometown support, having fought nine of his last eleven fights in the arena. Helenius, who is rated WBA #6, will be fighting for the second time in the U.S.

The fight will be officially announced shortly.

Premier Boxing Champions returns to Brooklyn on March 7 when unbeaten Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) takes on “The Nordic Nightmare” Robert Helenius (29-3, 18 KOs) at Barclays Center.…
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Yafai to defend WBA belt against Chocolatito

Kal Yafai will defend his WBA world super flyweight title against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on February 29 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Yafai (26-0 15 KOs) makes the sixth defense of his WBA strap and returns to the States having gone the distance with challenger Norbelto Jimenez in his last defense in Providence, Rhode Island in June. Former P4P candidate Chocolatito (48-2 40 KOs), a four-weight world ruler, returned to action in December with victory in Japan.

Yafai and Chocolatito is part of a card topped by the welterweight showdown between Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas and all-action Julio Cesar Martinez making the first defense of his WBC flyweight title against unbeaten Jay Harris.

Kal Yafai will defend his WBA world super flyweight title against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on February 29 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, live on DAZN in…
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Caleb Plant: I’m not playing with this guy

Undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) previewed his homecoming world title defense at a press conference in Nashville Wednesday, as he prepares to take on mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) on FOX February 15 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

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“I’ve heard Feigenbutz is strong and physical and he thinks he’s going to come in and knock me out. Mike Lee thought he was going to knock me out and Jose Uzcategui said he was going to knock me out, but how’d that go for them? Continue reading “Caleb Plant: I’m not playing with this guy”

Undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) previewed his homecoming world title defense at a press conference in Nashville Wednesday, as he prepares to take on…
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WBA KO to Drugs Festival heads back to Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Four WBA title fights head the K.O. to Drugs Festival confirmed for February 7th at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama.

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In a press conference held at Hotel Caribe, Promoters George Sarantopoulos and Rogelio Espiño, along with WBA President Gilberto Mendoza and Russian boxing Federation´s Kiril Shcekutyev, revealed additional information about the event which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Arena Roberto Duran, the 45 years of uninterrupted transmission of the TV show lo Mejor del Boxeo and the first time the worldwide leader in sports ESPN broadcasts from Panama.

Former two-division world Champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion faces Colombian Rober Barrera for the WBA interim flyweight championship in the main event. Continue reading “WBA KO to Drugs Festival heads back to Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Four WBA title fights head the K.O. to Drugs Festival confirmed for February 7th at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. In a press conference…
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Deontay Wilder: It’s unfinished business for me

By Miguel Maravilla

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is pretty much quiet now this time of year with the Crimson Tide’s college football season over. Now it’s time for Tuscaloosa’s own WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) to the take the stage as he looks to settle some unfinished business with Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) renewing his rivalry with the Englishman in the rematch Saturday, February 22 live on FOX Sports PPV & ESPN+ PPV live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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“This is the biggest heavyweight fight. February 22nd when the bell rings they’ll be no joke. It’s going to be a great fight. It’s unfinished business for me, I cant wait,” Deontay Wilder told Fightnews.com®. Continue reading “Deontay Wilder: It’s unfinished business for me”

By Miguel Maravilla Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is pretty much quiet now this time of year with the Crimson Tide’s college football season over. Now it’s time for Tuscaloosa’s own WBC heavyweight…
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J-Rock Williams focused on the task at hand

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

WBA/IBF junior middleweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams, 27-1-1, 16 KOs, 1 NC, defends his world titles Saturday night in a homecoming bout against Jeison Rosario, 19-1-1, 13 KOs, at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. The twelve-bout mega show, promoted by a conglomeration (King’s Promotions, Sampson Boxing, and TGB Promotions) for Premiere Boxing Champions will be broadcast live on Fox, with much of the undercard aired live on Fox Sports 1.

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As the fight neared, Williams held an open media workout for the press, but as usual, was rather secretive about the true nature of his preparation for the very first defense of the title. The media was allowed to watch some basic mitt work and shadow boxing, but not so much as a glimpse of his sparring session was permitted. Continue reading “J-Rock Williams focused on the task at hand”

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com WBA/IBF junior middleweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams, 27-1-1, 16 KOs, 1 NC, defends his world titles Saturday night in a homecoming bout against Jeison…
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Munguia targets Canelo, Golovkin, Charlos

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Jaime Munguia spoke about his successful 160-pound debut against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in San Antonio, Texas.

“This was a new division for me,” said Munguia. “I felt stronger and with more conditioning, I just needed to adjust my speed to feel fully comfortable. I would give my performance a 7 or 8 because I needed to do a few more things, but we will get there fight by fight. I was confused about whether to attack or not to attack. Sometimes I thought I had to attack, but I didn’t. But thanks to my corner and Erik Morales I was able to get him. On the last rounds, I was more attentive, even though I still got punched a few times.”

“I would like to fight the best of this division: Canelo, Golovkin, or the Charlos. I know they have more experience, but I look forward to those fights. I want to thank everyone in San Antonio and Viva Mexico.”

Jaime Munguia spoke about his successful 160-pound debut against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in San Antonio, Texas. “This was a new division for me,” said Munguia. “I felt stronger and with…
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Joe Smith Jr. comments on split decision

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By Kurt Wolfheimer

Light heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. spoke about the scoring in his split decision win over Jesse Hart on Saturday night in Atlantic City.

“I was a little bit nervous when that one judge had it for Hart, but I really believe I won that fight. Jesse said he was going to fight me, but when I went to fight in the center of the ring, he retreated and I said ‘I thought you were going to fight me.’

“I want any one of the champions. I have never turned down a fight. (Promoter) Joe DeGuardia said he thought that was preposterous how one judge scored it.

“There’s a big fight next week (Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals). Let’s see what happens.”

By Kurt Wolfheimer Light heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. spoke about the scoring in his split decision win over Jesse Hart on Saturday night in Atlantic City. “I was a…
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Munguia stops O’Sullivan in middleweight bow

Now campaigning at middleweight, unbeaten former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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Munguia rocked O’Sullivan in round one and threw hard shots throughout the fight. O’Sullivan was able to exploit Munguia’s defensive shortcomings at times. Munguia was deducted a point for a low blow in round six. O’Sullivan went down in round seven from another shot ruled a low blow, then took more punishment. Munguia finally battered O’Sullivan to the deck to end it as his corner threw in the towel at 2:17 of round eleven.

Former WBC female heavyweight champion Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) moved down to super middleweight to dethrone WBC and WBO female world champion Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (6-1, 2 KOs) by ten round split decision. Jimenez walked down Crews-Dezurn early, and Crews-Dezurn rallied down the stretch. Scores were 97-93, 98-92 Jimenez, 97-92 Crews-Dezurn. Continue reading “Munguia stops O’Sullivan in middleweight bow”

Now campaigning at middleweight, unbeaten former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Smith dominates Hart, wins split decision

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr. (25-3, 20 KOs) dominated Jesse Hart (26-3, 21 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night before a crowd of 3,415 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, but only won by split decision.

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The harder-hitting Smith aggressively pressed the action while Hart tried with limited success to operate from outside. Smith rocked Hart in round four, dropped him in round seven, then punished him the rest of the way. Scores were 97-92, 98-91 for Smith, and a bizarre 95-94 for Hart.

Hart had vowed to avenge Hall of Fame Bernard Hopkins’ loss to Smith in 2016, but instead Smith made it 2-0 against Philly.

In a clash between unbeaten super middleweights, Steven “Stone Cold” Nelson (16-0, 12 KOs) won by eighth round TKO over Cem Kilic (14-1, 9 KOs). Terence Crawford stablemate Nelson progressively broke down Kilic until Kilic’s trainer Buddy McGirt got on the ring apron to protect his fighter from further damage. Time was 1:44. Continue reading “Smith dominates Hart, wins split decision”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr. (25-3, 20 KOs) dominated Jesse Hart (26-3, 21 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night before a crowd of 3,415…
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Ennis stops Eyubov, Shields outpoints Habazin

On the first televised U.S. card of 2020, unbeaten WBO #13, IBF #15 welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Bakhtiyar Eyubov (14-2-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.

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It looked like it would be an early night when Ennis dropped Eyubov twice in round one. Eyubov began doing some damage in round two, although Ennis still dominated. The bout was eventually stopped in round four on the order of Commissioner Larry Hazzard, even though the very tough Eyubov was still game and in no way ready to quit. Time was :34.

Undisputed women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former welterweight champion Ivana Habazin (20-4, 7 KOs) in a bout for the vacant WBC and WBO 154-pound world titles.

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Shields was stronger and faster, beating on Habazin like a drum. Shields scored her first career knockdown when Habazin took a knee in round six. Scores were 99-89, 100-90, 100-89. Shields has now won world titles in three divisions.

In a women’s super middleweight unification, IBF champion Erin Cederroos (8-0, 4 KOs) won a close ten round unanimous decision over WBA champion Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa (12-2, 7 KOs).

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The much taller Cederroos dropped Napoleon-Espinosa with a left hook in round two and that was the margin of victory. Scores were 95-94 3x.

Heavyweight Apti Davtaev (19-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Keith Barr (20-13-1, 8 KOs).

On the first televised U.S. card of 2020, unbeaten WBO #13, IBF #15 welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Bakhtiyar Eyubov (14-2-1, 12…
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Finally! Briedis-Dorticos WBSS final set

Better late than never. Cruiserweights Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) and Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) will finally clash in the World Boxing Super Series final on March 21 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia. Briedis has both the semi-final and final taking place in his hometown. In addition to the WBSS Ali Trophy, Dorticos’ IBF title will be on the line. The final will be broadcast live on DAZN in the U.S.

Better late than never. Cruiserweights Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) and Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) will finally clash in the World Boxing Super Series final on March 21 at…
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Kell Brook: I want whoever holds a belt

After having no fights in 2019, former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) will be aiming to shake off the ring rust and fire his name back into the mix for a world title shot in 2020 when he meets Mark DeLuca (24-1, 13 KOs)  on February 8 at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, England, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

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“I feel great, I feel good. We’re four weeks out, I’m on weight, my training is going great. I’m ready to fight, I’d be ready to fight next week,” said Brook, 33, during a workout at the 12×3 Gym in London. “It feels good to be preparing for a fight again. I’m fighting back in Sheffield, we know what we get from the fans – amazing support. It’s always an amazing atmosphere in the arena. Continue reading “Kell Brook: I want whoever holds a belt”

After having no fights in 2019, former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) will be aiming to shake off the ring rust and fire his name back into…
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Hart seeking revenge against Smith

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

North Philly’s Jesse Hart, 26-2, 21 KOs, takes the next step in his quest for a world championship Saturday night when he faces Joe Smith Jr. of Long Island, NY, 24-3, 20 KOs, at Atlantic City’s Mark G. Etess Arena in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The five-bout card is promoted by Top Rank and will be televised live on ESPN (and ESPN+).

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Hart’s quest for a belt began at the super middleweight limit, where he campaigned for seven years. However, after two title bout decision losses to WBO champ Gilberto Ramirez, and despite never having the slightest issue making 168 pounds, the charismatic contender decided that the best path for him was to pursue his dream one weight class up, at light heavyweight. Continue reading “Hart seeking revenge against Smith”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com North Philly’s Jesse Hart, 26-2, 21 KOs, takes the next step in his quest for a world championship Saturday night when he faces Joe Smith…
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Russell defends belt Feb 8, Rigo-Solis also

WBC featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) will defend his 126-pound crown against unbeaten mandatory challenger and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (11-0, 9 KOs) February 8 on SHOWTIME from PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

“I’m forced to defend my title against another mandatory challenger and I’m going to show on February 8 why none of the other champions want to face me,” said Russell. “I’m the longest current reigning WBC champion but no one has stepped up to the challenge I present. I’m going to take care of business against a strong opponent and display all my skills like I always do.”

The telecast will also see former world champions Guillermo Rigondeaux (19-1, 13 KOs) and Liborio Solís (30-5-1, 14 KOs) battle in their rescheduled vacant WBA bantamweight world title fight in the co-main event, plus a WBA super featherweight title eliminator between Jaime Arboleda (15-1, 13 KOs) and Jayson Veléz (29-5-1, 21 KOs) in a 12-round bout.

WBC featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) will defend his 126-pound crown against unbeaten mandatory challenger and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (11-0, 9…
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Spence to Crawford: Don’t act like a boss now

WBC, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has responded to the call out by WBO champion Terence Crawford earlier today.

Spence tweeted, “Fight not going get made on here … it sound good, [but the] only time I hear yo shit is social media…don’t act like a boss now, like he don’t handle yo shit. We told yo handler Bob what it take to make it happen … I don’t choke off smoke dude.”

* Punctuation added for clarity.

WBC, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has responded to the call out by WBO champion Terence Crawford earlier today. Spence tweeted, “Fight not going get made on here ……
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DKP seeking to stop Makabu-Cieslak bout

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Don King Productions is taking measures to halt the scheduled bout for the WBC cruiserweight title bout between Ilunga “Junior” Makabu and Michal Cieslak on January 25 in The Democratic Republic of The Congo.

According to a “cease and desist” letter sent from DKP attorney Cornelius “Carl” Lewis to the WBC, DKP is Makabu’s exclusive promoter for any and all of Makabu’s professional boxing matches throughout the world and no one, other than DKP, is authorized to engage Makabu’s services. In addition to canceling the bout, DKP demands that the WBC make the cancellation public on their website and notify the organizers of the event that the WBC is not sanctioning the bout and that the bout is to be immediately canceled.

“Please be assured that we take this matter very seriously and intend to protect DKP’s rights,” the letter warns.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Don King Productions is taking measures to halt the scheduled bout for the WBC cruiserweight title bout between Ilunga “Junior” Makabu and Michal Cieslak on January 25…
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Jesse Magdaleno looking for legendary status

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Former super bantamweight world champion Jesse Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KO’s). is ready to take on 2020 and beyond. We caught up with the 28-year-old and asked him about his future plans.

What are you hoping for in 2020?

I’m looking for another world title shot. I think I deserve it. 2019 was a good year for me but 2020 will be a great one. I’m looking to become a two-time world champion in 2020. Continue reading “Jesse Magdaleno looking for legendary status”

Former super bantamweight world champion Jesse Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KO’s). is ready to take on 2020 and beyond. We caught up with the 28-year-old and asked him about his future…
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Crawford tells Spence to stop using ‘weak’ excuse

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is calling out WBC, IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. in no uncertain terms.

Via Twitter, Crawford posted, “Keep defending him because I’m tell all y’all now and I mean what I say when that day come when I knock him all I want all y’all to keep that same energy because he gone cry in the car he wasn’t built for this shit I got over here. Just watch me show the world. And stop using the f–king promoters, managers and advisors for that weak ass excuse y’all doing. They work for us. Y’all dumb mf. If you really want a fight you tell them ‘I don’t give two f–ks, that’s who I want to fight.’ Let yo nuts drop. You say you yo own boss @ErrolSpenceJr.”

* Punctuation added for clarity.

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is calling out WBC, IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. in no uncertain terms. Via Twitter, Crawford posted, “Keep defending him because I’m tell all y’all…
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First Boxing Results of 2020

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Bradley Farmer’s Bull Battles Boxing and Family Ties Promotions put on a 5-bout card in the Cincinnati suburb of Harrison, Ohio on Friday night at The Blue Note Events Center. “Freshman Contenders” was headlined by Cincinnati’s undefeated welterweight Quashawn Toler and entered the record books as the first fight card of 2020 anywhere in the world.

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Welterweights Quashawn Toler (Cincinnati) and “Cassius” Clay Collard (Las Vegas, by way of Cache City, Utah) saved the night in terms of drama, action, excitement and quality boxing.

Toler was the draw on this night, entering the ring with a gaudy 9-0, 7 KOs record, to Collard’s more pedestrian 4-2-3, 1 KO mark. But records can be deceiving, as the saying goes. Continue reading “First Boxing Results of 2020”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Bradley Farmer’s Bull Battles Boxing and Family Ties Promotions put on a 5-bout card in the Cincinnati suburb of Harrison, Ohio on Friday night…
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