Huni risks big plans against Tsoye

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni (3-0, 3 KOs) has plans to fight PPV star Paul Gallen in a major event on June 16, then to compete in the upcoming Olympic Games. But all those plans can go up in smoke with a loss or even an injury against Christian Ndzie Tsoye (5-3-2, 4 KOs) on Wednesday night in a defense of his Aussie belt at the ICC Exhibition Centre, Sydney, NSW. The bout will be televised on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports. Continue reading “Huni risks big plans against Tsoye”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni (3-0, 3 KOs) has plans to fight PPV star Paul Gallen in a major event on June 16,…
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Triller PPV to split concert and boxing

The June 19 Triller PPV featuring undisputed lightweight champion ‘Takeover’ Teófimo López vs. ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., will split the music and boxing into two separate parts, however, there will still be undisclosed “entertainment” between fights.

“Unlike past events, the concert will be first, so if you only want the concert, you can do that. If it’s not your cup of tea, come for the boxing and the show, or come for all of it. We have something for everyone,” said Ryan Kavanaugh, co-owner of Triller. Continue reading “Triller PPV to split concert and boxing”

The June 19 Triller PPV featuring undisputed lightweight champion ‘Takeover’ Teófimo López vs. ‘Ferocious’ George Kambosos Jr., will split the music and boxing into two separate parts, however, there will…
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Wojcicki-Falcao IBF Purse Bid

A purse bid for the Patrick Wojcicki vs. Esquiva Falcao IBF middleweight eliminator for the #1 postion took place at the IBF office today, May 25, 2021 at 12:00PM EST. Present at the purse bid were Carl Moretti for Top Rank and Chris Meyer and Tom Dallas for Wasserman Boxing. Wasserman Boxing won bidding $175,579.00 for the bout while Top Rank bid $110,000.00. The bout must take place within 90 days.

A purse bid for the Patrick Wojcicki vs. Esquiva Falcao IBF middleweight eliminator for the #1 postion took place at the IBF office today, May 25, 2021 at 12:00PM EST.…
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The Edgar Sosa Story: The Mexican Rocky

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The story of former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa is an endearing one. The tale of a Mexico City taxi driver who boxed and had big dreams. It is also about a relationship, woven through the years, with the man who helped him turn his career and destiny around. Fightnews.com® interviewed Sosa about his rise from anonymity to becoming a boxing world champion. Continue reading “The Edgar Sosa Story: The Mexican Rocky”

By Robert Coster The story of former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa is an endearing one. The tale of a Mexico City taxi driver who boxed and had big…
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Ritson-Ponce clash in IBF eliminator June 12

Lewis Ritson (21-2, 12 KOs) will face Jeremias Ponce (27-0, 17 KOs) in a final eliminator for the IBF super lightweight world title at the Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle on June 12, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the US. Ritson won a controversial split decision against Miguel Vazquez behind closed doors at the East of England Arena in Peterborough last time out in October to claim the vacant WBA Intercontinental title.

A limited number of tickets will be made available for this event. Continue reading “Ritson-Ponce clash in IBF eliminator June 12”

Lewis Ritson (21-2, 12 KOs) will face Jeremias Ponce (27-0, 17 KOs) in a final eliminator for the IBF super lightweight world title at the Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle on…
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Interview: Julian “J-Rock” Williams

Former unified jr. middleweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams appeared on the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer. The former champ talked about the big breakup with trainer Stephen “Breadman” Edwards and who he sees as the best in the 154 pound division. Williams also names who Philly native Boots Ennis would beat, if given a chance and he tells us why his dream fight with Jermell Charlo needs to happen. Continue reading “Interview: Julian “J-Rock” Williams”

Former unified jr. middleweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams appeared on the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer. The former champ talked about the big breakup with trainer Stephen “Breadman” Edwards…
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Matchroom wins Akhmadaliev-Rios Purse Bid

Matchroom Boxing won the Purse Bid to promote the fight between the World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight super champion Morodjon Akhmadaliev from Uzbekistan and the mandatory challenger and gold champion Ronny Rios from the United States, held on Monday, May 24th, online.

Shaun Palmer, representing Matchroom Boxing, made the highest bid to promote the fight with 525,555 USD, and the tentative date for the fight was set for August 21st. The three possible venues are New York, Los Angeles, and Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Continue reading “Matchroom wins Akhmadaliev-Rios Purse Bid”

Matchroom Boxing won the Purse Bid to promote the fight between the World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight super champion Morodjon Akhmadaliev from Uzbekistan and the mandatory challenger and gold…
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Late Results from Mexico

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Photo: Rafael Soto

Rather spectacular setting for the 2M Promotions boxing card last Saturday on the beach in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

In the main event, super featherweight Eduardo “Koreano” Ramírez (18-1-3, 11 KOs) won an eight round majority decision over Jesús “Topito” Gómez (13-4, 10 KOs) by scores of 78-74, 77-75, and 76-76.

Also, super bantamweight Edwin “Pupo” Palomares (15-3-1, 6 KOs) knocked out Alan “Malagueño” Salazar (15-8, 7 KOs) at 2:52 of the fifth round.

Rather spectacular setting for the 2M Promotions boxing card last Saturday on the beach in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. In the main event, super featherweight Eduardo “Koreano” Ramírez (18-1-3, 11 KOs)…
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WBA champ Cañizales hits Mexico

World Boxing Association (WBA) light flyweight champion, Venezuelan Carlos Cañizales (22-0-1, 17KOs), arrived this Saturday in Mexico City, where he will defend his title on May 28th against local fighter Esteban Bermúdez (13-3-2, 9KOs).

Triple C, as the South American boxer is known, has not been in the ring for 2 years. However, he says that this will not be a problem when defending his title. “I’ve never been away from the gym, I’ve always been training and I’m not worried about that. I have always worked the same, I have been constant and I don’t think I will have problems because I have been active”, said the champion. Continue reading “WBA champ Cañizales hits Mexico”

World Boxing Association (WBA) light flyweight champion, Venezuelan Carlos Cañizales (22-0-1, 17KOs), arrived this Saturday in Mexico City, where he will defend his title on May 28th against local fighter…
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Dubois ready for ‘fresh start’

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois (15-1, 14KOs) has revealed that he feels like he is starting his professional career all over again as he closes in on his date with Bogdan Dinu (20-2, 16KOs) with the WBA interim title at stake on June 5.

Dubois, of course, suffered the unfamiliar sensation of defeat at the back end of November when he entered into a heavy duty domestic duel with Joe Joyce with multiple titles on the line, including the British and European. Continue reading “Dubois ready for ‘fresh start’”

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois (15-1, 14KOs) has revealed that he feels like he is starting his professional career all over again as he closes in on his date with Bogdan Dinu (20-2,…
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Kameda victorious, WBA#6 Osawa’s fight canceled

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Former WBO bantam champ Tomoki Kameda (37-3, 20 KOs), 124.5, returned to ring warfare after a twenty-two month hiatus since his losing effort to Rey Vargas with his WBC 122-pound belt on the line in July 2019, and scored a unanimous decision (78-73 twice, 79-73) over Hironori Miyake (9-11-2, just a KO), 123.25, over eight lopsided rounds on Saturday in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Tomoki exclusively used his left hand to pile up points, but carelessly absorbed Miyake’s right to hit the canvas with his gloves and the referee see it a flash knockdown to take the mandatory eight count. Continue reading “Kameda victorious, WBA#6 Osawa’s fight canceled”

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Former WBO bantam champ Tomoki Kameda (37-3, 20 KOs), 124.5, returned to ring warfare after a twenty-two month hiatus since his losing effort…
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Linares, Donaire back in the spotlight Saturday

50-year-old Phil Mickelson winning the PGA Championship over the weekend may inspire a pair of future Hall of Famers who will seek to regain past glory against the odds in this week’s big fights.

35-year-old former three-division champion Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) will attempt to dethrone 14:1 favorite and WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (25-0, 15 KOs). Linares is 13 years older than the 22-year-old Haney. DAZN will stream.

38-year-old former four-division champion Nonito Donaire (40-6, 26 KOs) will attempt to dethrone 3:1 favorite and WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali (17-0, 12 KOs) in Los Angeles. 2-time Olympian Oubaali is no spring chicken either at age 34. Showtime will televise.

50-year-old Phil Mickelson winning the PGA Championship over the weekend may inspire a pair of future Hall of Famers who will seek to regain past glory against the odds in…
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Shields gearing up for MMA debut

By TMZ.com

“B**ch, in your dreams! In your wildest dreams!” That’s Claressa Shields — 26-year-old boxing champ turned MMA fighter — giving a message to upcoming PFL opponent Brittney Elkin … after Shields says she heard B.E. promise a quick highlight reel finish when the women fight June 10 at PFL in Atlantic City. Continue reading “Shields gearing up for MMA debut”

By TMZ.com “B**ch, in your dreams! In your wildest dreams!” That’s Claressa Shields — 26-year-old boxing champ turned MMA fighter — giving a message to upcoming PFL opponent Brittney Elkin…
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Chavez Jr. wants Canelo rematch after Silva

By TMZ.com

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is predicting a 4th-round victory over Anderson Silva … and he wants to follow it up with a rematch against Canelo Alvarez!!

TMZ Sports broke the story … 35-year-old Chavez — 52-5-1 as a pro boxer — is taking on the MMA legend in Mexico on June 19 … a fight Anderson believes he can win.

We spoke to Chavez Jr. who told us Silva’s delusional … and he’s predicting a short and violent end to The Spider’s foray into boxing. Continue reading “Chavez Jr. wants Canelo rematch after Silva”

By TMZ.com Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is predicting a 4th-round victory over Anderson Silva … and he wants to follow it up with a rematch against Canelo Alvarez!! TMZ Sports…
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WBO orders Joshua to fight Usyk

The WBO Championship Committee has given the teams of WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk 10 days to negotiate and reach an agreement, otherwise an immediate purse bid will be called. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn requested an extension until Monday to discuss the subject and other related affairs with Joshua, but that request was denied.

If no deal is reached and a purse bid is called, the split can be no greater than 80/20 in favor of Joshua. The minimum acceptable bid is one million dollars. Either camp may request a purse bid procedure at any time during the negotiation process.

The WBO Championship Committee has given the teams of WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk 10 days to negotiate and reach an agreement, otherwise an immediate…
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Frank Diaz stops foe in 2 in Miami

19-year-old super featherweight prospect Frank Diaz (6-0, 5 KOs) impressively won his first main event as a professional Saturday night stopping 44 bout veteran Mike Fowler of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in round two of a scheduled six rounder. Diaz looked extremely sharp as he ripped the body of Fowler from the very beginning scoring a knockdown in the first round. It was more of the same in round two and Fowler retired in his corner at the end of the round. The event took place at Media Pro Studios on the outskirts of Miami, Florida, and was promoted by M&R Boxing Promotions – Laura Ching. Continue reading “Frank Diaz stops foe in 2 in Miami”

19-year-old super featherweight prospect Frank Diaz (6-0, 5 KOs) impressively won his first main event as a professional Saturday night stopping 44 bout veteran Mike Fowler of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in…
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Jose Ramirez: I was never hurt

Two knockdowns made the difference as former world champion Jose Ramirez lost a close twelve round decision to now undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor.

“He took advantage of some of those clinches but, hey, I got back up and tried to give it my best and stay smart,” said Ramirez afterward. “I was never hurt. I was aware. I was just disappointed every time it happened. I tried to shake it off and get back to my rhythm. But it was overall a good fight. Hopefully, I get back and I learn from my mistakes. You win some and you lose some.

“I felt like I landed some clean shots. It came down to the clinches. He would let his hands go as soon as he got his chance and I think I left it to the referee to do his part and it was a lack of experience on my part.”

Two knockdowns made the difference as former world champion Jose Ramirez lost a close twelve round decision to now undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor. “He took advantage of some…
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Taylor: I’ve trained my whole life for this

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images

Undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor: “I’m ecstatic. I’ve trained my whole life for this. I’ve dedicated my whole life for this moment. I’ve dreamt of it so many times over, man. I’m so, so happy. I’m over the moon. I’ve trained for this moment all my life.

“I thought the scorecards were a little tight. I thought they were well wider than that. I wasn’t too happy with the selection of the judges, but I wasn’t going to moan. I was confident in winning this fight anyway. Continue reading “Taylor: I’ve trained my whole life for this”

Undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor: “I’m ecstatic. I’ve trained my whole life for this. I’ve dedicated my whole life for this moment. I’ve dreamt of it so many times…
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Taylor defeats Ramirez to become undisputed

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We have an undisputed super lightweight champion and his name is Josh Taylor. In a unification fight for all the 140lb belts, WBA/IBF champion Josh Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC/WBO king Jose Ramirez (26-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night inside The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Good two-way action early. Taylor was cut over the left eye in round five. The bout turned when Taylor dropped Ramirez in round six with a straight left hand and again in round seven with a left uppercut. Ramirez was hurt but survived.

Taylor backed off on the gas pedal after that, allowing Ramirez to shade most of the late rounds to pull close. Scores were 114-112 3x. The two knockdowns were the difference.

With the win, Taylor became the sixth man in the four-belt era to attain undisputed status.

We have an undisputed super lightweight champion and his name is Josh Taylor. In a unification fight for all the 140lb belts, WBA/IBF champion Josh Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) scored…
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Fury-Wilder III is signed

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury announced on ESPN that he has signed a contract to fight Deontay Wilder in the third fight of a trilogy. Fury said the bout will be the first live gate at the 65,000 Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Date is TBA. Fury stated that he’s going to smash Wilder first, then Joshua.

“This guy is a glutton for punishment,” said Fury. “He’s an idiot. He got absolutely dismantled and smashed to bits in our last fight and he wants that all over again. He’s telling people I cracked his skull, I injured his shoulder, I done his bicep, yet he wants to get in there with me again. It’s one of two things. He’s absolutely crazy or he’s a sucker for punishment. I’ve gotta beat up Deontay Wilder a bit better than last time because he didn’t get a good enough hiding. This time I’m going to really double, double treble smash him.

“AJ’s got a big mouth with no substance. [That fight] happens this year. I’m gonna deal with this mug, knock him out cold. Then I’m gonna deal with the other guy straightaway.”

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury announced on ESPN that he has signed a contract to fight Deontay Wilder in the third fight of a trilogy. Fury said the bout will…
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Zepeda tops Lundy, Sims upsets Dominican Kid

WBC #1, WBO #6 super lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda (34-2, 26 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (31-9-1, 14 KOs) in the Taylor-Ramirez co-feature on Saturday night inside The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Coming off his fight of the decade against Ivan Baranchyk last October, Zepeda-Lundy was a uneventful performance with Zepeda winning 98-92 3x.

In an upset, junior welterweight Kenneth “Bossman” Sims Jr. (16-2-1, 5 KOs) won an eight round majority decision over previously unbeaten Elvis “The Dominican Kid” Rodriguez (11-1-1, 10 KOs). Scores were 76-76, 78-74, 78-74. Continue reading “Zepeda tops Lundy, Sims upsets Dominican Kid”

WBC #1, WBO #6 super lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda (34-2, 26 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (31-9-1, 14 KOs) in the Taylor-Ramirez co-feature on…
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Eggington beats Molina for WBC silver

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In a clash for the WBC silver middleweight title, Sam Eggington. (30-7, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #9 rated former IBF junior middle champion Carlos Molina (37-12-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coventry Skydome Arena in Coventry, England. Eggington outworked Molina to win 116-112, 119-109, 117-111. The 37-year-old Molina has never been stopped.

Unbeaten super lightweight Stephen McKenna (8-0, 8 KOs) didn’t waste any time with Damian Haus, scoring another sensational first round stoppage. McKenna now has five KO1s to his name. Continue reading “Eggington beats Molina for WBC silver”

In a clash for the WBC silver middleweight title, Sam Eggington. (30-7, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #9 rated former IBF junior middle champion Carlos Molina…
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Budler wins WBC Silver light flyweight belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Hekkie Budler returned to action after being inactive since 31 December 2018 and added another belt to his collection when he beat Jonathan Almacen from the Philippines on a 12 round unanimous points decision, to win the vacant WBC Silver light flyweight title at the Booysens Hall in Johannesburg on Saturday night.

The scores 118-111 twice and 117-111. Continue reading “Budler wins WBC Silver light flyweight belt”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Hekkie Budler returned to action after being inactive since 31 December 2018 and added another belt to his collection when he beat Jonathan Almacen from…
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Nakajima defeats Chiba, wins vacant OPBF 118lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten southpaw prospect Kazuki Nakajima (10-0-1, 8 KOs), 117.75, acquired the vacant OPBF bantamweight belt (renounced by Takuma Inoue) as he defeated compatriot Kai Chiba (13-2, 8 KOs), 118, by a unanimous decision (117-111, 116-112, 119-109) over twelve fast rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.

It was the first regional title bout of a doubleheader at the Korakuen Hall, where 726 spectators were in attendance with the JBC’s strict regulation. Continue reading “Nakajima defeats Chiba, wins vacant OPBF 118lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten southpaw prospect Kazuki Nakajima (10-0-1, 8 KOs), 117.75, acquired the vacant OPBF bantamweight belt (renounced by Takuma Inoue) as he defeated compatriot…
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