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Oscar Valdez ready for Warrington, Frampton

Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (26-0) is looking for the biggest fights he can get. The 28-year-old Nogales, Sonora native has made six title defenses and is aiming his focus towards a unification bout against undefeated IBF world champion Josh Warrington 29-0.

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“Warrington is a talented fighter and I think we would give the fans a special show,” stated Valdez. He’s also interested in Carl Frampton. “Frampton has a large following and he’s a no nonsense difficult fighter. The fight would be a fan favorite.” Continue reading “Oscar Valdez ready for Warrington, Frampton”

Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (26-0) is looking for the biggest fights he can get. The 28-year-old Nogales, Sonora native has made six title defenses and is aiming his…
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WBO honors Andy Ruiz Jr.

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The World Boxing Organization (WBO), headed by President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, honored unified WBO heavyweight champion in Andy Ruiz Jr. for his historic win over Anthony Joshua with a majestic commemorative belt featuring the words First Mexican Heavyweight Champion emblazoned across the front.
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In an emotional moment, former WBO champions Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon made the presentation.

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“Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting me and came here to say hello and to share. To the WBO, thank you for a wonderful, really nice belt. I fought a lot from a young age to be a world champion, also with a lot of sacrifice, a lot of training. Many people think I don’t train hard, but I train very hard and I have a lot of desire. I’m very happy, making history, being the first Mexican heavyweight champion. Continue reading “WBO honors Andy Ruiz Jr.”

Photos: Víctor Planas/WBO The World Boxing Organization (WBO), headed by President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, honored unified WBO heavyweight champion in Andy Ruiz Jr. for his historic win over Anthony Joshua…
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Nordine Oubaali takes center stage this week

While most of July is hopping with boxing activity, the ring action this week is sparse. Happily ESPN+ will deliver a much-needed fix for boxing junkies on Saturday morning with the first defense of WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali (15-0, 11 KOs) against Arthur Villanueva (32-3-1, 18 KOs) at Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Oubaali won the belt by unanimous decision over former world champion Rau’shee Warren in Las Vegas on the Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner undercard.

In another bout, unbeaten hometown hero Zhankosh Turarov (23-0, 16 KOs) takes on Mauro Maximiliano Godoy (31-4-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBO Intercontinental junior welterweight title.

A crowd of more than 10,000 fans is expected. The ESPN+ stream will start at 10AM ET/7AM PT.

While most of July is hopping with boxing activity, the ring action this week is sparse. Happily ESPN+ will deliver a much-needed fix for boxing junkies on Saturday morning with…
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Andrade beats Sulecki, still WBO middle champion

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KO’s) defeated Maciej Sulecki (28-2, 11 KO’s) to retain the WBO belt Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Andrade’s hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. The card was promoted by Matchroom Boxing USA and it was televised by DAZN and Sky Sports.
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Andrade dropped Sulecki in the 1st round landing hard, wild, left hooks. Sulecki took a pounding but survived the round. In round 3, it was more power and speed from the champion as Andrade’s timing and precision wouldn’t allow Sulecki to score at all. Andrade kept Sulecki at bay with his jab to the chin, and when the opportunity arose, came in with the left all night from a variety of angles. Sulecki had absolutely no answers, in any of the rounds. Andrade’s confidence grew to the point that later in the fight, he was daring Sulecki to hit him with his hands down. The final scores were all 120-107. Continue reading “Andrade beats Sulecki, still WBO middle champion”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KO’s) defeated Maciej Sulecki (28-2, 11 KO’s) to retain the WBO belt Saturday night at…
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Charlo tops Adams, still WBC middle champion

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

In front of a sold out crowd of his hometown fans, WBC middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo defended his new title for the first time and kept his unbeaten record in dominating fashion against Brandon Adams Saturday night at NRG Arena in Houston, Texas, live on Showtime. In a near-shutout unanimous decision, Charlo (29-0, 21 KOs) won by the scores of 120-108 (twice) and 119-109.
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In his first defense since being elevated to WBC middleweight champion on Wednesday, Charlo methodically picked apart the much smaller Adams (21-3, 13 KOs), a Los Angeles native who earned his title shot by winning the 2018 reboot of The Contender. Despite an injury to his left hand, Charlo recorded double digit connects in every round but the first while limiting the resilient and durable Adams to single digit connects in all but the final round. Continue reading “Charlo tops Adams, still WBC middle champion”

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME In front of a sold out crowd of his hometown fans, WBC middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo defended his new title for the first time and kept…
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Joseph Parker halts Alex Leapai in ten

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a battle of Samoan heavyweights, Joseph Parker (26-2, 18 KO’s) TKO’d Alex Leapai (32-8-4, 25 KO’s) in the 10th round on Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Parker landed solid left and right hooks during the 1st round and incredible uppercuts during round 2 that would have dropped any normal heavyweight in the division.
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Leapai took more shots on the ropes in round 3 but never stopped coming forward and landed his classic overhand right at the bell in the 4th. Parker, boxed the smaller Leapai for the rest of the fight, connecting on 1-2 combinations and broke down Leapai until the referee stopped the fight after he took more flush shots to the head but never hit the canvas. Continue reading “Joseph Parker halts Alex Leapai in ten”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle of Samoan heavyweights, Joseph Parker (26-2, 18 KO’s) TKO’d Alex Leapai (32-8-4, 25 KO’s) in the 10th round on…
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Yafai beats Jimenez, retains WBA superfly title

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (26-0, 15 KO’s) outpointed Norbelto Jimenez (29-9-4, 16 KO’s) to remain the world champ in a 12 round affair on Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Yafai had early success timing and rushing his opponent, Jimenez, who gained little confidence throughout the fight. Yafai the more skilled, sharp, technically sound, and perhaps supremely promoted boxer, was booed as he was warned several times for throwing low blows. However, Yafai was scoring each round, consistently moving forward, and getting the better of the exchanges as he chased his opponent around the ring for the entire bout. Continue reading “Yafai beats Jimenez, retains WBA superfly title”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (26-0, 15 KO’s) outpointed Norbelto Jimenez (29-9-4, 16 KO’s) to remain the world champ in a…
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Lubin, Marrero win world title eliminators

In a WBC super welterweight title eliminator, Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (21-1, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Zakaria Attou (29-7-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. Lubin dropped Attou in round four and Attou’s corner threw in the towel. Time was 1:19. Attou suffered a bicep injury in round three.

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In a WBA featherweight title eliminator, former WBA interim titleholder Claudio Marrero (24-3, 17 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over Eduardo Ramirez (22-2-3, 9 KOs). Scores were 116-112, 115-113, 118-110.
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In a WBC super welterweight title eliminator, Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (21-1, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Zakaria Attou (29-7-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at NRG…
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WBA orders Cancio to fight Alvarado next

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has ordered a fight between regular super featherweight champion Andrew Cancio and mandatory challenger Rene Alvarado from Nicaragua. The communication was sent to the team of the champion, as supported by Championships rule 11 that states the champion must defend his title in the span of 120 days since he won it. Continue reading “WBA orders Cancio to fight Alvarado next”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has ordered a fight between regular super featherweight champion Andrew Cancio and mandatory challenger Rene Alvarado from Nicaragua. The communication was sent to…
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WBO #7 Junior Fa dropped, but beats Dominick Guinn

By David Robinett at ringside

In the waning days of the 20th Century, when Bill Clinton was the President of the United States for a few more months and flip phones were all the rage, a 25-year old heavyweight named Dominick Guinn made his professional debut in Las Vegas on a card featuring Andrew Golota. Two decades later, after a career spanning 50 fights, including facing the likes of Michael Grant, Audley Harrison, and James Toney, 44-year old heavyweight Dominick Guinn (37-12-1, 26 KOs) faced off against undefeated New Zealander Junior Fa (17-0, 10 KOs) in a walkout bout late Friday evening in a half-empty ballroom in the California desert.

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Those looking for an angle in this matchup could note that, despite 12 losses, Guinn had never previously been stopped and ask whether Fa could become the first to do it. Also of interest was whether the 29-year old Fa could be the next significant heavyweight prospect from New Zealand, like David Tua or Joseph Parker. After ten occasionally interesting rounds, the answer to both of these questions was no. Continue reading “WBO #7 Junior Fa dropped, but beats Dominick Guinn”

By David Robinett at ringside In the waning days of the 20th Century, when Bill Clinton was the President of the United States for a few more months and flip…
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IBF lightweight champ Commey TKOs Beltran

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) successfully defended his title with a hard-fought eighth round stoppage of former WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran (36-9-1, 22 KOs) in the main event at Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula, California. Although Commey knocked Beltran down four times in the fight, Beltran came back strong every time, even protesting after the final knockdown when referee Edward Hernandez, Sr. waved it off.
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The 38-year old Beltran, a twenty-year veteran who had only lost four times in the last ten years, to fighters with a combined record of 87-1, looked old in round one, with Commey dropping him the first time with a left hook to the chin, followed by a right hook to the temple. Commey knocked Beltran down a second time in the opening stanza with two left hands, followed by a right hook that left Beltran sitting on the middle rope and prompting the referee to rule the ropes were holding him up. However, when Commey went in for the finisher after action resumed, Beltran showed tremendous heart in fighting him off and making it to the bell. Good two-way action in the ensuing rounds, although Commey remained in control. Continue reading “IBF lightweight champ Commey TKOs Beltran”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) successfully defended his title with a hard-fought eighth round stoppage of former WBO lightweight…
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Vergil Ortiz Jr. Media Day in Grand Prairie, TX

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) hosted a press conference at The Epic Theater of The Epic Recreation Center in his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas to speak about his upcoming 10-round welterweight fight against former world title challenger Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs). The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.

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If surprised by the early success so early in his career

I’m not surprised about the success. I am surprised by how much exposure I’m getting. I never got too much exposure in the amateurs for whatever reason. I am thankful for it.

On learning how to self-promote out of the ring like stablemate Ryan Garcia

It’s not that I’m learning it, I’m just getting used to it. You can ask some of my friends, I’m an outgoing guy, I’m just shy. I’m getting used to all of this. Continue reading “Vergil Ortiz Jr. Media Day in Grand Prairie, TX”

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Stacey Verbeek Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) hosted a press conference at The Epic Theater of The Epic Recreation Center in his…
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Andrade: I don’t see anything special about Sulecki

By Jason Marchetti
Photos: Emily Harney

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Fightnews.com® caught up with WBO middleweight champion and Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs), challenger Maciej “Striczu” Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) and some of the other fighters on Saturday’s big card at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

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On preparing for Sulecki…

“I don’t see anything special about him. If he was special, he’d be undefeated and a world champion. I don’t ever really prepare for anybody in particular. I prepare to make adjustments if needed. I spar against guys with different styles so we’re prepared for everything.” Continue reading “Andrade: I don’t see anything special about Sulecki”

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney Fightnews.com® caught up with WBO middleweight champion and Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs), challenger Maciej “Striczu” Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) and…
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Dib: I can be competitive against Khan

By Ray Wheatley -World of Boxing

Former IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (45-5, 26 KOs) is confident he can cause a major upset when he clashes with WBO #2 welterweight Amir Khan (35-5, 20 KOs) for the WBC International welterweight title on July 12 at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. “I did (have reservations) but I’ve sparred a lot of bigger guys throughout my career,” he said. “I did a bit of work with Shane Mosley when he was a welterweight. I’ve had experience with being in the ring with welterweights and I managed them just fine.”The other day Anthony Mundine was kind enough to do a few rounds with me and I’ve been sparring with a young junior middleweight. Continue reading “Dib: I can be competitive against Khan”

By Ray Wheatley -World of Boxing Former IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (45-5, 26 KOs) is confident he can cause a major upset when he clashes with WBO…
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Commey makes weight, Beltran doesn’t

IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey weighed 134.4 pounds to make weight for Friday night’s title defense against former champ Ray Beltran at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Beltran, however, weighed 136.8 pounds, 1.8 pounds above the division limit. The bout will go on as scheduled, but if Beltran wins the IBF title will become vacant.

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Other Weights
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Raymond Muratalla 135.2 vs. Agustine Mauras 137.4
Elvis Rodriguez 139.6 vs. Joaquin Chavez 141
Saul Rodriguez 130.6 vs. Miguel Angel Gonzalez 130.4
Chris Zavala 129.4 vs. Prisco Marquez 129.8
Dmitry Yun 135.6 vs. Jose Antonio Meza 135.2
David Kaminsky 162 vs. Osbaldo Gonzalez 162.8
Junior Fa 259.6 vs. Dominick Guinn 234.2
Ruben Rodriguez 145.6 vs. Vicente Morales 147.4

Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN, ESPN+

IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey weighed 134.4 pounds to make weight for Friday night’s title defense against former champ Ray Beltran at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.…
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Yafai aims to impress in 5th WBA title defense

This Saturday at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, World Boxing Association (WBA) world super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (25-0, 15 KOs) will be taking on WBA #1 challenger Norbelto Jimenez (29-8-4, 16KOs). The bout will be broadcast live on DAZN and will be Yafai’s fifth defense of the WBA world title that he won back in December of 2016 vs Luis Concepcion at the Manchester Arena.

Yafai is coming into the fight having last defended his title against Israel Gonzalez, where he won a unanimous decision but some fans and media thought the fight was far more closely contested. Continue reading “Yafai aims to impress in 5th WBA title defense”

This Saturday at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, World Boxing Association (WBA) world super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (25-0, 15 KOs) will be taking on WBA #1…
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Canelo now WBC franchise champion, Charlo elevated to full WBC middleweight title

The World Boxing Council has finalized the process of the appointment of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as WBC Franchise Champion. As a result, WBC interim champion Jermall Charlo is now confirmed as WBC middleweight champion of the world. Charlo will defend his WBC world championship this Saturday night in Houston vs. Brandon Adams.
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During its recent mid-year meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, the WBC Board of Governors approved rule 3.26 of the WBC Rules and Regulations, which creates the designation of WBC Franchise Champion. The Franchise Champion is a special designation and status which the WBC may bestow to a current WBC world champion, who is also an elite boxer, and who has achieved and maintains the highest of statures in the sport. Under Rule 3.26, in its discretion, the WBC may, upon a 2/3rd vote of the Board of Governors, designate in each weight category one WBC Franchise Champion. A Franchise Champion shall enjoy special status with respect to his or her mandatory obligations, holding multiple titles and competing for titles of other organizations, as the WBC Board of Governors rules on a case-by-case basis. Continue reading “Canelo now WBC franchise champion, Charlo elevated to full WBC middleweight title”

The World Boxing Council has finalized the process of the appointment of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as WBC Franchise Champion. As a result, WBC interim champion Jermall Charlo is now confirmed…
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Thurman camp confident of win over Pacman

Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions

Keith Thurman’s head trainer Dan Birmingham is typically a man of few words who likes to keep his focus on his job; which is training, coaching and creating world champion boxers. So when Dan speaks, people listen. His Mr. Miyagi-style message ahead of Keith’s blockbuster PBC on FOX Sports pay-per-view showdown versus Manny Pacquiao?
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“Freddie Roach is going to lose a lot of money,” said Birmingham. “When the fight is over Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman’s hands will be raised. Keith is going to win this fight and win it in fine fashion.” Continue reading “Thurman camp confident of win over Pacman”

Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Keith Thurman’s head trainer Dan Birmingham is typically a man of few words who likes to keep his focus on his job; which is training,…
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New opponent for Amir Khan: Billy Dib

UPDATE: It’s Official. Amir Khan will now take on Billy Dib for the WBC Pearl championship belt on July 12th at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

A new opponent is being sought for former world champion Amir Khan after scheduled opponent Neeraj Goyat suffering “severe injuries” in a car accident. Khan was slated to face Goyat for the WBC Pearl championship on July 12 at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, however Goyat reportedly suffered injuries to his head, face and left arm and is currently hospitalized. More to come…

UPDATE: It’s Official. Amir Khan will now take on Billy Dib for the WBC Pearl championship belt on July 12th at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.…
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IOC bans AIBA from 2020 Olympic Boxing

The International Olympic Committee voted Wednesday to ban the AIBA, following the IOC Executive Board’s recent recommendation to suspend the AIBA’s Olympic status. As a result, the AIBA will not oversee qualifying or the 2020 Tokyo Games competition. The IOC has assigned a “task force” headed by Morinari Watanabe, head of the International Gymnastics Federation of all things, to organize qualifiers and the Tokyo Games competition.

Russian Boxing Federation Secretary General and AIBA Executive Committee member Umar Kremlev, who recently met with WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, IBF President Darryl Peoples, and WBO President Francisco Valcárcel at the Global Forum that took place recently in Ekaterinburg, Russia, issued this statement: Continue reading “IOC bans AIBA from 2020 Olympic Boxing”

The International Olympic Committee voted Wednesday to ban the AIBA, following the IOC Executive Board’s recent recommendation to suspend the AIBA’s Olympic status. As a result, the AIBA will not…
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Andrade: Canelo, GGG not the greatest talents

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (27-0 17 KOs) believes his big homecoming night will be the perfect showcase to secure blockbuster fights as he defends his title against Maciej Sulecki (28-1 11 KOs) on Saturday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

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Demetrius Andrade: “I’m an Olympian and a two-weight world champion, but that’s not enough because there’s a lot of people that haven’t seen my talent displayed in the mainstream like some other fighters, like Canelo Alvarez, as Golden Boy did a great job moving him and GGG had great promotion too, but they’re not the greatest talents out there, they are just the most popular. It’s called prize fighting and I am looking to capitalize on that, with the capital. Continue reading “Andrade: Canelo, GGG not the greatest talents”

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (27-0 17 KOs) believes his big homecoming night will be the perfect showcase to secure blockbuster fights as he defends his title against Maciej Sulecki…
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Kambosos: I will air strike Pedraza

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #5 lightweight George Kambosos junior (17-0, 10 KOs) talks with Fightnews.com® and says he will be ringside to watch IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey defend the title against Raymond Beltran on Friday at the Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula, California. He says he’ll get his shot in next twelve months and in the meantime has targeted two-time world champion Jose Pedraza, who he’s confident of defeating by KO to make a statement in America under new trainer Javiel Centeno of Miami.

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“I will be in the front row on Friday to watch the IBF lightweight title bout between Richard Commey versus Raymond Beltran with my eyes obviously on the winner of that fight,” said Kambosos. “My promoter Lou DiBella also promotes Commey so that fight with me could be done in-house. Continue reading “Kambosos: I will air strike Pedraza”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #5 lightweight George Kambosos junior (17-0, 10 KOs) talks with Fightnews.com® and says he will be ringside to watch IBF lightweight champion…
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Imperial Valley Celebrates their Heavyweight Hero Andy Ruiz, Jr.

Report and Photos by Gayle Lynn Falkenthal with Communities Digital News

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz, Jr. has enormous affection for his high desert hometown in the Imperial Valley. And the feeling is mutual.
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The City of Imperial, with a population of about 15,000 just north of the larger city of El Centro sitting a half hour drive from the Mexican border, could not be prouder to be the home of the man who pulled off a stunning upset victory over Anthony Joshua of Great Britain on June 1st. Imperial pulled out all the stops to salute its hero, starting with a news conference this past Friday and culminating Saturday morning with a parade and rally ending at Imperial High.

Imperial City Councilmember Darrell Pechtl said residents started contacting him within moments of the historic victory of Ruiz Jr. as the first Mexican and Mexican-American world heavyweight champion. “When’s the parade? We’ve got to have a parade!” said Pechtl. Continue reading “Imperial Valley Celebrates their Heavyweight Hero Andy Ruiz, Jr.”

Report and Photos by Gayle Lynn Falkenthal with Communities Digital News World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz, Jr. has enormous affection for his high desert hometown in the Imperial Valley. And…
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Rigo back in the super bantamweight mix

With his KO over Julio Ceja, and probably the most entertaining performance of his career, 38-year-old Guillermo Rigondeaux earned his chance to climb back into the championship ranks. Rigo is in line to fight the winner of the WBC super bantamweight title match between Rey Vargas and Tomoki Kameda.

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Guillermo Rigondeaux: “People were saying that I get on the bicycle and run a lot. Well that’s not true so I wanted to show them I could fight in short distance and I wanted to get a couple of rounds in. Then that left hand came and ended the fight. I knew I was going to catch him with the left, but it wasn’t there in the beginning. I knew in the later rounds that I could use it and actually catch him. We practiced that every day and it paid off.”

With his KO over Julio Ceja, and probably the most entertaining performance of his career, 38-year-old Guillermo Rigondeaux earned his chance to climb back into the championship ranks. Rigo is…
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