RIP Ryan White Mountain Soft

Sorry to report the passing of cruiserweight boxer Ryan White Mountain Soft. Details are sketchy, but he was reportedly shot and killed on Sunday by Standing Rock Reservation police in McLaughlin, South Dakota. Soft was just 30 and had a pro record of 4-12-1 with 1 KO, often against strong opponents. His final fight was against former world champion Tavoris Cloud in November 2020. Continue reading “RIP Ryan White Mountain Soft”

Sorry to report the passing of cruiserweight boxer Ryan White Mountain Soft. Details are sketchy, but he was reportedly shot and killed on Sunday by Standing Rock Reservation police in…
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Sor Rungvisai: Estrada should fight me next

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“If you avoid your mandatory again, how will you look at yourself in the mirror and say that you are the true champion, Estrada?“

By Thainchai Pisitwuttinan and Damrong Simakajornboon

Former two-time WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai talks to Fightnews.com® to weigh-in on his planned mandatory world title challenge against WBC/WBA super featherweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada, rumors of Estrada-Chocolatito 3, and discusses Chocolatito’s next steps.

You have seen the fight between Estrada and Chocolatito. Now that the unification fight is done. You are the mandatory challenger of Estrada. What is your plan?

I want to fight Estrada next. It was promised to me that I will get to fight the winner of Estrada and Chocolatito by August or September this year. I will have trilogy with Estrada next. Then, after Estrada, I will have the trilogy with Chocolatito if the fans want to see it. Continue reading “Sor Rungvisai: Estrada should fight me next”

“If you avoid your mandatory again, how will you look at yourself in the mirror and say that you are the true champion, Estrada?“ By Thainchai Pisitwuttinan and Damrong Simakajornboon…
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Donnie Nietes opponent named

Former four-weight world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes has had his opponent confirmed for next month’s fight at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai on April 3. Nietes (42-1-5, 23 KOs) will take on WBA #8 Pablo Carrillo (25-7-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBO International super flyweight title. The bout will be featured on the undercard of the Jamel Herring-Carl Frampton WBO super featherweight title fight and seen on ESPN+.

Former four-weight world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes has had his opponent confirmed for next month’s fight at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai on April 3. Nietes (42-1-5, 23 KOs) will take…
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Evan Holyfield, new trainer Mike Stafford speak

By Boxing Bob Newman

Boxing fans are always curious to see how the progeny of famous boxing dads will fare in the ring when they take up the profession themselves. After a 5-0 start in the paid ranks, Evan “Yung Holy” Holyfield talks about following in the footsteps of his legendary Hall-of-Fame dad, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield. Holyfield’s new trainer, Cincinnati’s Mike Stafford shares his thoughts on his new assignment in working with “Yung Holy” as well.

By Boxing Bob Newman Boxing fans are always curious to see how the progeny of famous boxing dads will fare in the ring when they take up the profession themselves.…
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Fury-Joshua signed, location and date to come

The long-awaited heavyweight title unification between WBC champion Tyson Fury and WBA/IBF/WBO champion Anthony Joshua has been signed. “All parties have now put pen to paper and we will be working hard over the next few weeks to confirm the site and date for the biggest fight in boxing,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports.

Fury and Joshua inked a two-fight deal. The Middle East is considered the front-running location to land the first bout, which would take place in the summer with a 50/50 split. For the rematch, the winner gets 60/40.

The long-awaited heavyweight title unification between WBC champion Tyson Fury and WBA/IBF/WBO champion Anthony Joshua has been signed. “All parties have now put pen to paper and we will be…
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Chavez Sr, Camacho Jr poised for June 17 clash

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Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Hector Camacho Jr. posed on Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico in advance of their Tuesday press conference to announce a special night that will take place on Saturday, June 19th at the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Chavez Sr. will headline “Tribute To The Kings” where he will make his final ring appearance against Hector Camacho Jr. in an exhibition bout. Continue reading “Chavez Sr, Camacho Jr poised for June 17 clash”

Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Hector Camacho Jr. posed on Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico in advance of their Tuesday press conference to announce a special night that will…
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Smith-Kurbanov in Yekaterinburg on May 8

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated WBA #5, WBO #6 junior middleweight Magomed Kurbanov (21-0, 13 KOs) will face former world champion and current WBO #3 Liam “Beefy” Smith (29-2-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBO International title on May 8 in an event organized by RCC Boxing Promotions in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Liam Smith was the WBO champion from 2015-2016 and lost the belt to Canelo Alvarez. The event is will be held with fans in attendance.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Undefeated WBA #5, WBO #6 junior middleweight Magomed Kurbanov (21-0, 13 KOs) will face former world champion and current WBO #3 Liam “Beefy” Smith (29-2-1, 16…
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Chance Meeting with Marvin Hagler

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My chance meeting with the great Marvin Hagler happened in May 1995 while he was jogging on a street in the city of Atlanta. I was in Atlanta to attend the IBF convention being held at the Peachtree hotel. I had left the hotel with Miami referee Brian Garry and his wife Phylis with Australian IBF judge Des Bloyd to have a Chinese meal that was recommended. We were on our way back to the hotel when we noticed Marvin Hagler jogging.

He had noticed we were wearing IBF caps and he said. “The IBF is in town.”

I asked him, “Don’t you live in Italy?”

He said, “Yes, but I’m in Atlanta for my son’s graduation.” Continue reading “Chance Meeting with Marvin Hagler”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing My chance meeting with the great Marvin Hagler happened in May 1995 while he was jogging on a street in the city of…
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Nicholson: Berlanga not ready for me

Unbeaten super middleweight Edgar Berlanga uses the nickname “The Chosen One,” but April 24 opponent Demond Nicholson (23-3-1, 20 KOs) says he’s ‘the one’ who will end Berlanga’s streak of 16 consecutive first round knockouts

“When I first started, I was knocking everyone out in the first round as well,” Nicholson said. “I have 20 knockouts, and that speaks for itself. If you look at his opponents, I’d knock them all out. Is he ready for the next level? He might be ready, but he won’t be ready for me!”

Unbeaten super middleweight Edgar Berlanga uses the nickname “The Chosen One,” but April 24 opponent Demond Nicholson (23-3-1, 20 KOs) says he’s ‘the one’ who will end Berlanga’s streak of…
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Navarrete-Diaz venue announced

WBO featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, boxing’s busiest world champion, is set to kick off his 2021 campaign on April 24 against Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida.

In the co-feature, super middleweight Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga, 16-0, with 16 first-round stoppages, will step up in class against Demond Nicholson in a bout scheduled for eight rounds (or much less).

There will be a crowd allowed inside the venue. Ticket information will be announced shortly. ESPN will televise the featured fights with ESPN+ handling the undercard. Continue reading “Navarrete-Diaz venue announced”

WBO featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, boxing’s busiest world champion, is set to kick off his 2021 campaign on April 24 against Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz at Silver Spurs Arena in…
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Telemundo: Sanchez-Gonzalez clash Friday

The Boxeo Telemundo winter season comes to an end this Friday with a crossroads bout in the bantamweight division as former WBA Fedecentro super bantamweight champion Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (15-1, 8 KOs) of Encino, California, faces Frank “El Castigador” Gonzalez (8-1, 4 KOs) of Miami, FL in a 10 round bout for the vacant WBA Fedecentro bantamweight title. The card will air with a live audience from the Bryan Glazer JCC center in Tampa, Florida. Continue reading “Telemundo: Sanchez-Gonzalez clash Friday”

The Boxeo Telemundo winter season comes to an end this Friday with a crossroads bout in the bantamweight division as former WBA Fedecentro super bantamweight champion Saul “The Beast” Sanchez…
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Rivas-Louis 2 PPV Weights

Boxing history will be made Tuesday night in Quebec City when the first-ever PPV event headlined by bridgerweights takes place as WBC #1 Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) and Sylvera “Sly” Louis (8-4, 4 KOs) meet again in an eight round rematch of their 2012 clash won by Rivas via four round majority decision.

A maximum of 120 fans will be allowed to attend the event. Boxers and trainers had to have quarantined for 14 days prior to fight night.

Oscar Rivas 221.4 vs. Sylvera Louis 203.8
Sebastien Bouchard 146.2 vs. Mario Perez 141
Patrice Volny 166 vs. Janko Trotter 166.8
Alexis Barriere 236 vs. Colin Sangster 279.6
Yan Pellerin 187.8 vs. Marco Parente 181.8
Francis Charbonneau 211 vs. Alexandre Roberge 222.4

Venue: Quebec Plaza Hotel in Quebec City, Ontario, Canada
Promoter: Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM)
TV: PPV ($29.99 live stream)

Boxing history will be made Tuesday night in Quebec City when the first-ever PPV event headlined by bridgerweights takes place as WBC #1 Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) and…
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Tellez Giron stops Piña in seven

By Hesiquio Balderas

Hot super featherweight Rene Tellez Giron (16-1, 10 KOs) advanced towards his goal of capturing a title with a seven round destruction of 34-fight veteran Gabriel Piña on Sunday in Playa Rosarito, Baja California, México.

It was a phonebooth fight, back and forward action between both combatants, Piña’s experiences didn’t let Rene develop his original game plan that was to end the fight early. The rounds went on and Tellez Giron and Piña created a fun, eye-catching scrap that saw both fighters trading bombs from round to round.

Finally, in round seven, a solid body shot from Tellez Giron dropped Piña for the full count and it took Piña several minutes before he could get up. Continue reading “Tellez Giron stops Piña in seven”

By Hesiquio Balderas Hot super featherweight Rene Tellez Giron (16-1, 10 KOs) advanced towards his goal of capturing a title with a seven round destruction of 34-fight veteran Gabriel Piña…
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Interview: Vergil Ortiz Jr

By Jeff Zimmerman

Fightnews.com® exclusive interview with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions young rising star Vergil Ortiz Jr (16-0, 16 KOs) as he faces his toughest test to date in former 140lb champ Maurice Hooker (27-1-3, 18 KOs) in a DFW homecoming fight for both fighters at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX this Saturday, March 20th and shown live on DAZN.

By Jeff Zimmerman Fightnews.com® exclusive interview with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions young rising star Vergil Ortiz Jr (16-0, 16 KOs) as he faces his toughest test to…
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Colonel Bob Sheridan: The Fight of the Century

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan talks to Fightnews.com® about the legendary Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier world heavyweight championship bout billed as the ‘Fight of the Century’ on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden.

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“That fight was called ‘The Fight of The Century.’ I was a young broadcaster in 1971. I would broadcast Chris and Angelo Dundee fights in Miami. I was doing local television in Miami and they didn’t want me traveling and doing fights. I had permission from Chris to have the line to do the Ali vs. Frazier fight in a movie theatre. Continue reading “Colonel Bob Sheridan: The Fight of the Century”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan talks to Fightnews.com® about the legendary Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier world heavyweight championship bout billed…
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More Results from Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster

This report offers additional results to our previous report

The Friday night boxing show in Santo Domingo offered another eight interesting fights. The new star of Dominican boxing, 21-year-old minimumweight Erick “Mini Pacman” Rosa (3-0, 1 KO), already ranked #3 by the WBA, impressively disposed of taller, more experienced Kenny Cano (14-3, 11 KOs) of Venezuela in just two rounds. A well-placed hook to the body leveled the visitor. Shuan Boxing Promotion has ambitious plans for Rosa and are already targeting a world title for this year. Continue reading “More Results from Santo Domingo”

By Robert Coster This report offers additional results to our previous report The Friday night boxing show in Santo Domingo offered another eight interesting fights. The new star of Dominican…
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Chavez Sr. set for final ring appearance

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Photos courtesy Chris Farina

Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. arrives in Guadalajara, Mexico Sunday in advance of his Tuesday press conference to announce a special night that will take place on Saturday, June 19th at the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Chavez Sr. will headline the exciting “Tribute To The Kings” , where he will make his final ring appearance against Hector Camacho Jr. in an exhibition bout.

Also on the card will be Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. against an opponent to be announced and Omar Chavez who will take on Ramon Alvarez in the rubber match of their trilogy. Continue reading “Chavez Sr. set for final ring appearance”

Photos courtesy Chris Farina Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. arrives in Guadalajara, Mexico Sunday in advance of his Tuesday press conference to announce a special night that will take…
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WBA suspends 117-111 Estrada-Chocolatito judge

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The World Boxing Association (WBA), through its Officials Committee, will evaluate the performance of judge Carlos Sucre during last Saturday’s bout between Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. The president of the pioneer organization, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, made the request to the Committee while Sucre will remain temporarily suspended.

After twelve fierce rounds, the judges’ scores were: Jesse Reyes 115-113 (Gonzalez), David Sutherland 115-113 (Estrada), and Carlos Sucre 117-111 (Estrada). Sucre’s wide scoring has been widely criticized. The WBA officials’ evaluation will be done thoroughly and Sucre will be given the opportunity to explain himself in order to make a definitive decision on this case. Continue reading “WBA suspends 117-111 Estrada-Chocolatito judge”

The World Boxing Association (WBA), through its Officials Committee, will evaluate the performance of judge Carlos Sucre during last Saturday’s bout between Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.…
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Liebenberg stops Campbell to win three titles

By Ron Jackson

Rowan Campbell was stopped in the eighth round by the veteran Ryno Liebenberg to lose his South African and IBO All-Africa super middleweight titles in one of the most courageous performances in the South African ring in recent years, at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Sunday afternoon.

Liebenberg (76.00kg) also claimed the vacant WBA Pan African super middleweight title as he took the fight to Campbell in the opening round and whipped in punches to the body; and all Campbell could do was to hold and was eventually deducted a point by referee Tony Nyangiwe.

This was the pattern of the fight throughout as Campbell (77.50kg) was cut on the left eye and dropped for a count just before the bell in the second round. Continue reading “Liebenberg stops Campbell to win three titles”

By Ron Jackson Rowan Campbell was stopped in the eighth round by the veteran Ryno Liebenberg to lose his South African and IBO All-Africa super middleweight titles in one of…
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Faust tops Vazquez, remains unbeaten

In a clash between unbeaten heavyweights, Victor Faust (6-0, 4 KOs) took an eight round unanimous decision over Wilmer Vasquez (11-1-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the ECB Boxgym in Hamburg, Germany. The 39-year-old Vazquez was a 2004 Olympian.

Heavyweight Michael Wallisch (22-4, 15 KOs) stopped Knife Didier (6-6, 5 KOs) in round six.

Heavyweight Ali Eren Demirezen (14-1, 11 KOs) halted last-minute sub Nikola Milacic (21-2, 14 KOs) in round two. Demirezen’s original opponent Jacek Piatek was unable to fight after being arrested by police following Friday’s weigh-in.

In a clash between unbeaten heavyweights, Victor Faust (6-0, 4 KOs) took an eight round unanimous decision over Wilmer Vasquez (11-1-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the ECB Boxgym…
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Perez wins close decision over Valera

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By Héctor Villarreal

In a long-awaited rematch between two Dominican light heavyweights, Bryan “El Black” Pérez (14-1, 9 KOs) avenged the only defeat of his professional career, by narrowly defeating former world champion Felix “Mangu” Valera (18-4, 15 KOs), whom he had on the verge of knockout from the first round of a dramatic fight.

Perez dropped Valera twice in the opening round and once in the fifth, clearly dominating the first half. A brave reaction from Valera and a point deduction to Perez caused an interesting closure in which Bryan Perez got a unanimous decision 94-92, 94-92 and 95-91.

In the co-main event of the “bubble” card promoted by Shuan Boxing at Hotel Catalonia Malecon, Santo Domingo, superwelter Carlos “Caballo Bronco” Adames (19-1, 15 KOs) stopped Bryan Medina (14-2, 10 KOs) by TKO.

By Héctor Villarreal In a long-awaited rematch between two Dominican light heavyweights, Bryan “El Black” Pérez (14-1, 9 KOs) avenged the only defeat of his professional career, by narrowly defeating…
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Andrade-Williams collide April 17

Demetrius Andrade will defend his WBO world middleweight title against mandatory challenger Liam Williams at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida on Saturday April 17 in America, live worldwide on DAZN.

Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) defends his title for the fourth time. ‘Boo Boo’ became a two-weight world ruler when he picked up the vacant strap against Walter Kautondokwa in October 2018 in Boston, and has since seen off Artur Akavov, Maciej Sulecki and Luke Keeler in title defenses. Continue reading “Andrade-Williams collide April 17”

Demetrius Andrade will defend his WBO world middleweight title against mandatory challenger Liam Williams at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida on…
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Estrada beats Chocolatito by split decision

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

On Saturday night when the boxing world learned that the legendary Marvelous Marvin Hagler suddenly passed away at 66, WBC super flyweight champ Juan Francisco “El Gallo Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) out of Hermosillo, Mexico battled his friend and foe reigning WBA super flyweight titlist Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KOs) out of Managua, Nicaragua for WBC/WBA unification in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center, shown live on DAZN, in a throwback performance that would have made the “Marvelous” one proud.

It was their long-awaited rematch from November, 2012, where Chocolatito retained his light flyweight title in a twelve round unanimous decision. And at 5’4” and 5’3” respectively, Estrada and Chocolatito, proved once again that “everything is bigger in Texas,” especially the heart of these two warriors as they battled feverishly over twelve masterful rounds of boxing. Continue reading “Estrada beats Chocolatito by split decision”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside On Saturday night when the boxing world learned that the legendary Marvelous Marvin Hagler suddenly passed away at 66, WBC super flyweight champ Juan Francisco…
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Undisputed: McCaskill beats Braekhus again

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In the co-main event in Dallas, Texas at American Airlines Center under the Estrada-Chocolatito unification rematch, undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill from Chicago was defending her title for the first time against the legendary Cecilia Braekhus fighting out of Norway. Braekhus was the undisputed champ from 2014-2020, before losing to McCaskill in August 2020. It was also the first career loss for the 39-year-old Braekhus who turned pro in 2007.

McCaskill (10-2, 3 KOs) dominated Braekhus (36-2, 9 KOs) from the first round as she landed a looping overhand right all night and pushed the action throughout the fight. Braekhus could never slow down McCaskill, although she did try to counterpunch and landed an uppercut from time to time. McCaskill cruised to a convincing ten round unanimous decision 100-89, 99-90, 98-91. Braekhus was also deduced a point in round seven for holding. Continue reading “Undisputed: McCaskill beats Braekhus again”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In the co-main event in Dallas, Texas at American Airlines Center under the Estrada-Chocolatito unification rematch, undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill from Chicago was defending…
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Kyoguchi retains WBA 108lb title

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

WBA light flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (15-0, 10 KOs) out of Tokyo, Japan came to the U.S. to defend his title against Axel Vega (14-4-1, 8 KOs) based in Ensenada, Mexico and was heating up to be a battle of wills into the 5th round of the scheduled twelve, before it was abruptly stopped due to an apparent hand injury suffered by Vega after throwing a big right hand. Kyoguchi jumped on the wounded Vega and threw a punch as Vega turned his back before referee Raul Caiz Jr. jumped in to wave it off. Continue reading “Kyoguchi retains WBA 108lb title”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside WBA light flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (15-0, 10 KOs) out of Tokyo, Japan came to the U.S. to defend his title against Axel Vega (14-4-1,…
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