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Murata quickly demolishes Brant, regains WBA 160lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Former champ Ryota Murata (15-2, 12 KOs), 159.5, impressively regained his WBA middleweight belt when he caught up with defending titlist and his conqueror Rob Brant (25-2, 17 KOs), 159.25, dropped him with a fusillade of punches and halted him at 2:34 of the second round on Friday in Osaka, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Former champ Ryota Murata (15-2, 12 KOs), 159.5, impressively regained his WBA middleweight belt when he caught up with defending…
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Ken Shiro stops #1 Taconing, keeps WBC 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Fast-moving and quick-punching, unbeaten Japanese Ken Shiro (16-0, 9 KOs), 107.75, successfully made his sixth defense of the WBC light-flyweight belt when he swept the first three rounds with his hit-and-run tactics and scored a fine TKO victory over top-ranked Filipino Jonathan Taconing (28-4-1, 22 KOs), 108, at 1:00 into the fourth session on Friday in Osaka, Japan. The baby-faced champ, 27, kept whipping the hard-punching but less accurate Filipino from the start as he made best use of his faster footwork that obviously kept Taconing from connecting vaunted solid southpaw lefts. Taconing occasionally tried to connect with his roundhouse lefts to the shifty champ, who, however, continually made himself a moving target. The third saw an accidental butt that produced a gash over the right eyebrow of Taconing with a point deducted from the uncut champ due to the WBC rules. In round four, Ken sharply connected with a vicious right followed by a solid left hook, which badly decked the game Filipino to the deck. Taconing managed to raise himself and attempted to go on, but his legs apparently betrayed his fighting spirit with referee Fran Garza (US) duly calling a halt at a right time.

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Fast-moving and quick-punching, unbeaten Japanese Ken Shiro (16-0, 9 KOs), 107.75, successfully made his sixth defense of the WBC light-flyweight…
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Noynay halts unbeaten ex-Olympian Shimizu, keeps WBO AP 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Filipino sharpshooter Joe Noynay (18-2-1, 7 KOs), 129.75, impressively kept his WBO Asia Pacific 130-pound belt as he battered previously unbeaten 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Satoshi Shimizu (8-1, 8 KOs), 129.75, from the outset, dropped him twice in the first round, kept whipping the damaged Japanese and finally halted him at 2:18 of the sixth round in a scheduled twelve rounder on Friday in Osaka, Japan.

It took place beneath the WBA middleweight title bout of Rob Brant and Ryota Murata at the Edion Arena Osaka, where people gloomily witnessed an unexpected massacre. It had been regarded as Shimizu’s step en route to his world title crack in the near future, but Noynay was such a great nuisance that he completely destroyed his dream. The fatal sixth saw Shimizu, probably due to his deteriorated eyesight, abruptly quit by himself to be declared a TKO loser. It was a shocking scene.

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Filipino sharpshooter Joe Noynay (18-2-1, 7 KOs), 129.75, impressively kept his WBO Asia Pacific 130-pound belt as he battered previously…
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WBA champion Denis Lebedev retires

WBA cruiserweight super champion Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs) has announced the end of his professional boxing career that lasted almost nineteen years. The 39-year-old Lebedev decided not to take a WBA-ordered fight against regular titleholder Arsen Gulamiryan after negotiations broke down. Lebedev’s manager Vadim Kornilov stated that the terms offered for that fight were significantly lower than what Lebedev previously earned in non-title fights. Denis now intends to devote himself to social and political activities.

WBA cruiserweight super champion Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs) has announced the end of his professional boxing career that lasted almost nineteen years. The 39-year-old Lebedev decided not to take…
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Brant, Murata Make Weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBA middleweight champion Rob Brant (25-1, 17 KOs), US, scaled in at 159.25, and former titlist and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs) tipped the beam at 159.5 at the weigh-in ceremony on Thursday in Osaka, Japan.
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It is a grudge fight as Murata, five years his senior at 33, lost his WBA belt to the then top contender Brant by a unanimous verdict in Las Vegas last October. Since this rematch is so sensational, it is reported almost all tickets have been already sold out at the Edion Arena Osaka the capacity of which is 6,500. Murata is said to be in a tip-top shape and people here highly expect him to win back his belt from his conqueror now handled by ex-world light heavyweight champ Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.

The WBA officials are as follows:

referee Luis Pabon (Puerto Rico); judges Stanley Christodoulou (South Africa), Raul Caiz Sr. (US), Jean Robert Laine (Monte Carlo). Continue reading “Brant, Murata Make Weight”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA middleweight champion Rob Brant (25-1, 17 KOs), US, scaled in at 159.25, and former titlist and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata…
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Thurman: My prediction? Less than six rounds

Undefeated WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman hosted media at the St. Pete Boxing Club in Florida Wednesday as he showed off his skills in advance of his Saturday, July 20 showdown against eight-division world boxing champion Senator Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao headlining a FOX Sports pay-per-view event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Keith Thurman: “I bet none of Pacquiao’s sparring partners were going at his body. Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman is going to touch the body. I want to know how he reacts…my prediction? Less than six rounds. I would love to be 30-0 with 23 knockouts. We’ve got 22 and we’ve held those 22 knockouts for a little too long. It’s time to get one more knockout. Continue reading “Thurman: My prediction? Less than six rounds”

Undefeated WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman hosted media at the St. Pete Boxing Club in Florida Wednesday as he showed off his skills in advance of his…
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Juan Francisco Estrada opponent named

Juan Francisco Estrada will defend his WBC super flyweight title against Dewayne Beamon at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday August 24, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Estrada (39-3 26 KOs) became a two-weight World champion by ripping the belts from Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in April to exact revenge in a classic as they rematched in The Forum in LA where they had provided a fight of the year contender in February 2018.
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Pound-for-pound contender ‘Gallo’, who thru his company Latin Sports recently signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA and Zanfer Promotions, will make a first defense of his crown on a return to Mexican soil after two and a half years of fighting in the States, and welcomes American Beamon to his home patch in Sonora. Continue reading “Juan Francisco Estrada opponent named”

Juan Francisco Estrada will defend his WBC super flyweight title against Dewayne Beamon at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday August 24, live on DAZN in…
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Bivol targets Canelo at 168 or 175

There is talk of Canelo Alvarez challenging WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, but WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol says Canelo should fight him instead. “If Canelo Alvarez wants a true challenge on September 14 he can look no further and fight me at the super middleweight limit or light heavyweight. I am much more motivated by a challenge in fighting the best than material terms.”

Bivol (16-0, 11 KOs) also said he’s being ducked by pretty much everybody. “My team has had discussions with representatives with all the other belt holders at light heavyweight; Sergey Kovalev, Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk and there has been no response for these title unification fights that the fans want to see. We’re all very good fighters, let’s prove to the fans which one is best!” Continue reading “Bivol targets Canelo at 168 or 175”

There is talk of Canelo Alvarez challenging WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, but WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol says Canelo should fight him instead. “If Canelo Alvarez wants…
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Brant, Murata to collide in grudge fight soon

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Japanese national hero and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs) forfeited his WBA middleweight belt to Rob Brant (25-1, 17 KOs) in Las Vegas last October. It is a fact. Murata will face Brant in a grudge fight on this coming Friday in Osaka, Japan. It is a schedule. Ryota will regain the title from Rob to reinstate his reign. It is an expectation.
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Team Brant, accompanied by his trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, arrived here in Tokyo so early as two weeks before the rematch at the Edion Arena, Osaka, the second biggest prefecture (8.8 million people) next to Tokyo (13 million). Murata and Brant have been training at the same Teiken Gym at a different time, and they are reportedly in good shape after their final workouts. Continue reading “Brant, Murata to collide in grudge fight soon”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese national hero and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs) forfeited his WBA middleweight belt to Rob Brant (25-1, 17…
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WBA plans super welterweight tournament

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee came up with a solution for the super welterweight title in consensus with all the parties involved and with respect to the organization’s statutes.

Michel Soro, who is the mandatory challenger, will face Magomed Kurvanov on July 20th for the regular title, while #3 Erislandy Lara, will be measured on August 31st against Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez for the interim belt. Subsequently, the winners of both fights will face each other for the super title. Continue reading “WBA plans super welterweight tournament”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee came up with a solution for the super welterweight title in consensus with all the parties involved and with respect to the organization’s…
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Thurman: I’m gonna do to him what I did to Danny Garcia

By Robert Hough

Keith Thurman (30-0, 22 KOs 1 NC), who faces Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) on July 20 and defends his WBA welterweight title, took time from training on Tuesday for a conference call to discuss the fight.

“Movement will make it difficult for a fighter like Pacquiao to have the output he wants to have. If I feel like he’s getting off too much, maybe I will increase the movement.”

“I notice that a lot of people don’t go to Manny Pacquiao’s body. At the end of day, I’m gonna do to him what I did to Danny Garcia: I’m gonna hit him as soon as I can hit him.” Continue reading “Thurman: I’m gonna do to him what I did to Danny Garcia”

By Robert Hough Keith Thurman (30-0, 22 KOs 1 NC), who faces Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) on July 20 and defends his WBA welterweight title, took time from training…
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Dillian Whyte: I’ve got a massive arsenal

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte had a media workout today at Loughborough University ahead of his clash with Oscar Rivas at The O2 in London on July 20, shown live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

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Best known his devastating left hook, most recently on display in knocking out Derek Chisora, Whyte has warned Rivas that there are a lot of other punches to worry about.

“He can look for [the left hook] but it will land at some point. I’ve got a massive arsenal of other punches, as well. I’ve got a good right hand, good jab, good uppercut as well. Hopefully he’ll be looking for the left hook and that will leave him open for something else and I’ll get to showcase one of my other devastating punches.” Continue reading “Dillian Whyte: I’ve got a massive arsenal”

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte had a media workout today at Loughborough University ahead of his clash with Oscar Rivas at The O2 in London on July 20, shown live on…
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Alvarez vs. Derevyankchenko Purse Bid

The IBF has ordered a purse bid for the mandatory defense of the Middleweight title between champion Saul Alvarez and #1 ranked contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Alvarez was ordered to negotiate with Derevyanchenko on May 15, 2019. The IBF has received a written certification from Alex Dombroff, Esq. on behalf of Sergiy Derevyanchenko indicating that they were no longer willing to participate in negotiations and requested an immediate purse bid pursuant to IBF Rule 10A. The purse bid for this bout will take place on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12 Noon.

The IBF has ordered a purse bid for the mandatory defense of the Middleweight title between champion Saul Alvarez and #1 ranked contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Alvarez was ordered to negotiate…
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Fres Oquendo not giving up on world title shot

WBA #15 heavyweight “Fast” Fres Oquendo is still fighting a years-long battle for his court-ordered world title shot. After numerous start and stops against several different opponents, Oquendo was scheduled to face WBA regular champion Manuel Charr last September 29 in Cologne, Germany. However, Charr tested positive for two banned substances and the fight was canceled. Charr was suspended by the WBA shortly after.

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10K run last week. (Photo: Fres Oquendo)

Here’s where it gets complicated. Oquendo’s guaranteed six-figure purse for the September 29 Charr fight is being held in escrow. According to Oquendo, when the fight was called off and not rescheduled, he should have been paid because the bout contract stipulated that he would be compensated if Charr tests positive for drugs. Continue reading “Fres Oquendo not giving up on world title shot”

WBA #15 heavyweight “Fast” Fres Oquendo is still fighting a years-long battle for his court-ordered world title shot. After numerous start and stops against several different opponents, Oquendo was scheduled…
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Jose Ramirez Talks Unification

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) of Avenal, California, will have his biggest test to date late this month when he faces WBO super lightweight champion Maurice Hooker (26-0-3, 17 KOs) of Dallas, Texas. Ramirez and Hooker will square off in a title unification bout on July 27 at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN. Fightnews.com® caught up with the champ to talk about his upcoming unification fight.

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“I have a fight coming up with Maurice Hooker, my WBC title on the line vs. his WBO title. It’s a big unification match in Texas and I’m really looking forward to it,” Ramirez told us. “It’s a big fight.”

Ramirez has been training in Riverside, California with his trainer Robert Garcia at his stacked and talented stable in preparation for Hooker. Continue reading “Jose Ramirez Talks Unification”

By Miguel Maravilla WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) of Avenal, California, will have his biggest test to date late this month when he faces WBO super…
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Keith Thurman aims to answer some questions

Coming off an injury-hampered 22-month ring absence, WBA welterweight super champion Keith “One Time” Thurman wasn’t at his best against Josesito Lopez in January. “I was really nervous about making weight after walking around at 182 for the past two years,” said Thurman. “But even though I got hit and hurt in the seventh round, I knew my boxing ability would get me through. It was a relief to make it through that fight feeling strong and healthy and I’ve taken those feelings right into this training camp.”

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Once considered to be one of the hardest punchers in the welterweight division, Thurman has just one KO in his last six fights. Against Manny Pacquiao on July 20 in Las Vegas, Thurman plans to answer some questions. Continue reading “Keith Thurman aims to answer some questions”

Coming off an injury-hampered 22-month ring absence, WBA welterweight super champion Keith “One Time” Thurman wasn’t at his best against Josesito Lopez in January. “I was really nervous about making…
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David Price: I can knock anyone out

Heavyweight David Price worked out for the media at the Rotunda ABC in Liverpool ahead of his clash with Dave Allen at The O2 in London on July 20. Price made no secret of his intentions. “I can knock anyone out and I want to knock Dave Allen out,” he stated.

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How has training gone?

“It’s gone really well. It’s been an extensive camp but we’re coming to the end now and there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I’m looking forward to the camp being finished, fighting is going to be the easy part. Everything has gone well, so far so good. A long camp but a fruitful one. I’ve trained well, rested well, eat well. Everything is fine.” Continue reading “David Price: I can knock anyone out”

Heavyweight David Price worked out for the media at the Rotunda ABC in Liverpool ahead of his clash with Dave Allen at The O2 in London on July 20. Price…
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WBO wants WBSS winner to fight Glowacki

The WBO World Championship Committee has issued a ruling on the complaint filed by promoter Andrew Wasilewski on behalf of former WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki over his controversial World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament semi-final loss to Mairis Briedis on June 15 in Latvia. The Glowacki camp sought to have Briedis disqualified or suspended and the official bout result overturned and/or reversed and declared a no-contest due to numerous errors by referee Robert Byrd.

The Championship Committee acknowledged numerous problems with the fight but stated they cannot change the result or issue a suspension as that authority and jurisdiction is held by the Latvia Boxing Federation in accordance with the World Boxing Super Series Tournament Rules and Regulations. Continue reading “WBO wants WBSS winner to fight Glowacki”

The WBO World Championship Committee has issued a ruling on the complaint filed by promoter Andrew Wasilewski on behalf of former WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki over his controversial World…
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Billy Dib: I’m gonna ice Amir Khan

This Friday, former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (45-5, 26 KOs) steps up in weight to face Amir Khan at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “This is a one-off fight at welterweight for me and Amir Khan is absolutely the right guy for me to fight,” proclaimed Dib. “Put it this way, you’d have to offer me a ridiculous amount, well into eight figures, to step into a ring with Manny Pacquiao. Your health is everything. But Amir Khan certainly isn’t Manny Pacquiao.

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“Look, Amir definitely WAS a great champion, a proven warrior who’s made his mark on the game. He could be a future Hall of Famer. In time, I hope the boxing world will fully appreciate his skillset. But in the past few years there’s been a major decline, a lot of chinks have emerged. He’s no longer the fighter who schooled the likes of Devon Alexander and Marcos Maidana. Today, he’s fighting for different reasons….money!” Continue reading “Billy Dib: I’m gonna ice Amir Khan”

This Friday, former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (45-5, 26 KOs) steps up in weight to face Amir Khan at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “This…
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Maestre destroys Barraza in explosive test

On a card billed as “Explosive Test,” pro-debuting two-time Olympian Gabriel “El Capitan” Maestre (1-0, 1 KO) crushed previously unbeaten hometown hero Jeovanis “Meke” Barraza (20-1, 14 KOs) in two rounds on Saturday night at the Sugar Baby Rojas Coliseum in Barranquilla, Colombia. After winning the first round, Maestre floored Barraza twice in round two and the referee waved it off. Maestre wins the WBA Fedebol super welterweight belt in his first fight!

Mini-flyweight Erik “Habanerito” Lopez (13-4-1, 10 KOs), from Team Canelo, scored a fifth round TKO over Gilbert Gonzalez (15-2, 12 KOs).

Pro-debuting flyweight and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Yoel Finol (1-0, 1 KO) was victorious with a fourth round TKO over Anuar Salas (20-7-1, 12 KOs).

WBA #4 flyweight Robert Barera (23-2, 13 KOs) hammered out a nine round unanimous decision over #7 ranked Josber “Avalancha” Perez (16-1, 14 KOs) to win the WBA Fedebol flyweight title.

Unbeaten lightweight Cristian Baez (18-0, 17 KOs) won by fourth round TKO over late sub Aristides Perez (32-13-2, 2 KOs)

Unbeaten super middleweight Dervis Colina (11-0, 9 KOs) stopped Francisco Corder in the first round to claim the WBA Fedebol belt.

On a card billed as “Explosive Test,” pro-debuting two-time Olympian Gabriel “El Capitan” Maestre (1-0, 1 KO) crushed previously unbeaten hometown hero Jeovanis “Meke” Barraza (20-1, 14 KOs) in two…
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Formella, Mikhalkin win IBO titles

In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, Sebastian Formella (21-0, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to dethrone IBO titleholder Thulani Mbenge (15-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the CU Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Mbenge, who travelled to his challenger’s hometown, often pressed the action but judges preferred Formella boxing tactics. Scores were 116-112, 114-113, 115-112. Mbenge was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine.

Former light heavyweight world title challenger Igor Mikhalkin (23-2, 10 KOs) dominated Timur Nikarkhoev (21-3, 14 KOs) over twelve rounds in a bout for the IBO interim title. Scores were 119-109, 120-108, 120-108. Continue reading “Formella, Mikhalkin win IBO titles”

In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, Sebastian Formella (21-0, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to dethrone IBO titleholder Thulani Mbenge (15-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at…
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Nordine Oubaali retains WBC bantam belt

In his first title defense, unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali (16-0, 12 KOs) battered #15 rated Arthur Villanueva (32-4-1, 18 KOs) for six rounds on Saturday at Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan (formally Astana), Kazakhstan. Oubaali was in command all the way. He dropped Villanueva in round six and nearly got the stoppage. Villanueva didn’t come out for round seven.

Other Results:

Unbeaten super lightweight Zhankosh Turarov (24-0, 17 KOs) scored a third round KO over Mauro Godoy (31-5-1, 16 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO Intercontinental title. Time was 2:00.

Unbeaten lightweight Viktor Kotochigov (10-0, 4 KOs) outpointed Jairo “Doberman” Lopez (24-11, 16 KOs) over ten in a bout for the WBC International belt. Scores were 98-93, 99-93, 99-91.

Unbeaten 2016 Olympian super featherweight Davey Oliver Joyce (11-0, 8 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Breilor Teran (27-18-1, 20 KOs). Scores were 100-89. 100-86, 100-87. No knockdowns.

In his first title defense, unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali (16-0, 12 KOs) battered #15 rated Arthur Villanueva (32-4-1, 18 KOs) for six rounds on Saturday at Barys Arena…
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Caleb Plant: Mike Lee is going to learn a lesson

IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) talks about making the first defense of his title against unbeaten Mike Lee (21-0, 11 KOs) on July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. FOX will televise as a lead-in to the Pacquiao-Thurman PPV.

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Caleb Plant: “I have the same amount of respect for him as anybody else who I step in the ring with, which is none. If you want me to respect your fighting skills, then you’ve got to make me do that. I’m not just going to give you the respect that you want. July 20, when the bell rings, if he wants me to respect anything in his arsenal, then he’s got to make me do that because he’s not getting it. Continue reading “Caleb Plant: Mike Lee is going to learn a lesson”

IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) talks about making the first defense of his title against unbeaten Mike Lee (21-0, 11 KOs) on July 20 from…
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Canelo vs. Kovalev!!!?

Golden Boy Promotions has reportedly made an offer for a September fight between Canelo Alvarez and WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. “Sergey would be very interested in fighting Canelo Alvarez,” Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events told Sky Sports. However, she said that Kovalev is on the brink of signing to fight his mandatory against Anthony Yarde in August. “Golden Boy made an offer for a September Canelo fight just a few hours ago. I don’t know if, at this point, enough time remains to make this rather complicated deal in the few hours that remain,” Duva stated.

Golden Boy Promotions has reportedly made an offer for a September fight between Canelo Alvarez and WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. “Sergey would be very interested in fighting Canelo…
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Tomoki Kameda ready to be champion again

By Hesiquio Balderas

Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda (36-2, 20 KOs) says he’s eager and ready to beat WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (33-0, 22 KOs) convincingly on July 13 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, and he’s taking no shortcuts in his preparation. Talking exclusively to Fightnews.com®, Kameda says he takes pride representing his country of Japan and his adopted country of Mexico.

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“I know there have been great battles between Japan and Mexico,” said Kameda. “I feel that my battle with Rey Vargas will be a classic one. We both will give a great fight, we both come to fight or at least that’s what I hope he does because I know I can and I will! Continue reading “Tomoki Kameda ready to be champion again”

By Hesiquio Balderas Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda (36-2, 20 KOs) says he’s eager and ready to beat WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (33-0, 22 KOs) convincingly on…
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