Munguia-Johnson undercard announced

Golden Boy has announced the undercard of Munguia vs. Johnson taking place on October 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and streamed live on DAZN. The event will be closed to the public and media.

In the co-main event, Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (22-0, 14 KOs) will face Alexis “Lex” Rocha (16-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC International silver welterweight title. The night will also feature a twelve round world title bout as Elwin “La Pulga” Soto (17-1, 12 KOs) will defend his WBO light flyweight belt against Carlos Buitrago (32-4-1, 18 KOs). Continue reading “Munguia-Johnson undercard announced”

Golden Boy has announced the undercard of Munguia vs. Johnson taking place on October 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and streamed live on DAZN. The event will be closed…
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Inoue-Moloney co-feature announced

WBO female junior lightweight world champion Ewa Brodnicka (19-0, 2 KOs) will make the sixth defense of her title in a 10-round showdown against mandatory challenger Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KOs) on Halloween evening, Saturday, Oct. 31 from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center. Brodnicka-Mayer will serve as the chief support bout to WBA/IBF bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue’s title defense against Jason “Mayhem” Moloney. ESPN+ will televise. Continue reading “Inoue-Moloney co-feature announced”

WBO female junior lightweight world champion Ewa Brodnicka (19-0, 2 KOs) will make the sixth defense of her title in a 10-round showdown against mandatory challenger Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5…
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Ex-champ Firat Arslan turns 50

Happy 50th birthday to former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan. The interesting thing about Arslan (47-9-3, 32 KOs) is that he is still active! He just fought for the IBO cruiserweight title in February of this year, losing that fight in somewhat controversial fashion when the promoter, not a member of his team, threw in the towel ending the fight. After that fight, Arlan said “It is very possible that it will be the end of my career. But I have to see it first.” Will we see Firat Arslan in the ring again?

Happy 50th birthday to former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan. The interesting thing about Arslan (47-9-3, 32 KOs) is that he is still active! He just fought for the IBO…
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Golden Contract fighters make weight

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Bitter rivals Tyrone McKenna and Ohara Davies exchanged heated words as they weighed in ahead of their Golden Contract super lightweight final on Wednesday.

Tyrone McKenna 139.75 vs. Ohara Davies 139.75
(Golden Contract super lightweight final)

Serge Michel 174.75 vs. Liam Conroy 174.75
(Golden Contract light heavyweight semi-final)

Steven Ward 200.25 vs. Jone Volau 197
Ben Fail 158.2 vs. Robbie Chapman 163.25
William Hamilton 195.8 vs. Genadij Krajevskij 187.5

Venue: Production Park Studios, Wakefield, England
Promoter: Lee Eaton
TV: ESPN+ (US), Sky Sports (UK)

Bitter rivals Tyrone McKenna and Ohara Davies exchanged heated words as they weighed in ahead of their Golden Contract super lightweight final on Wednesday. Tyrone McKenna 139.75 vs. Ohara Davies…
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Golden Gloves Promotions updates card

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Fight fans are looking forward to the first tournament in South Africa since the Covid-19 lockdown when Golden Gloves Promotions who have now finalized the bill, present some excellent matchups in the junior middleweight [email protected] final and the third and fourth place of the [email protected], on Saturday night the 10th of October at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park. Continue reading “Golden Gloves Promotions updates card”

By Ron Jackson Fight fans are looking forward to the first tournament in South Africa since the Covid-19 lockdown when Golden Gloves Promotions who have now finalized the bill, present…
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Jazza Dickens fails covid test

Following the results of the COVID-19 testing, tomorrow’s fight between Jazza Dickens and Ryan Walsh has been postponed due to positive tests for Dickens and his trainer Derry Mathews. No other fighters on the bill testing positive. Dickens and his team immediately left the fight bubble and the show will proceed with the remaining five bouts on the card.

In featured fights, Tyrone McKenna goes up against Ohara Davies in the Golden Contract super lightweight final and Serge Michel meets Liam Conroy in the Golden Contract light heavyweight semi-final.

News on a rescheduled date for the fight between Dickens and Walsh will be announced soon.

Following the results of the COVID-19 testing, tomorrow’s fight between Jazza Dickens and Ryan Walsh has been postponed due to positive tests for Dickens and his trainer Derry Mathews. No…
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Jason Moloney: Inoue is human and beatable

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #1, WBA#3, IBF #4, WBC #5 bantamweight Jason “Smooth One” Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) says he will “clearly” defeat Naoya “Monster” Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs)) on October 31 after Inoue was exposed by Nonito Donaire in his most recent bout.

“After Inoue’s last fight against Nonito Donaire where he was extended – it was shown he is beatable- I have always felt that,” Moloney told Fightnews.com®. “A lot of people thought he was going to walk through Donaire but I always thought that wouldn’t be the case. Donaire is obviously a great fighter and has achieved a lot. I thought it would be one of those fights. Continue reading “Jason Moloney: Inoue is human and beatable”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #1, WBA#3, IBF #4, WBC #5 bantamweight Jason “Smooth One” Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) says he will “clearly” defeat Naoya “Monster” Inoue…
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Ljungquist added to Oct 17 card

Unbeaten 6’7 heavyweight Kem Ljungquist (10-0, 5 KOs) will face the toughest test of his professional career when he squares off against experienced German southpaw Senad Gashi (20-3, 20 KOs) on Universum’s show on October 17th at the Mitsubishi Electric Hall in Düsseldorf.

The event, which is billed as ‘Back2Business,’ will be headlined by IBO International super lightweight beltholder Artem Harutyunyan (9-0, 6 KOs) defending against Timo Schwarzkopf (20-4, 12 KOs). The action will be available to watch on ZDF in Germany.

Unbeaten 6’7 heavyweight Kem Ljungquist (10-0, 5 KOs) will face the toughest test of his professional career when he squares off against experienced German southpaw Senad Gashi (20-3, 20 KOs)…
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Kambosos: I will KO Selby

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #3 lightweight George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr (18-0, 10 KOs) ) is confident he will be victorious by KO on October 31 when he clashes with IBF#4 lightweight Lee Selby (28-2, 8 KOs) on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.

“I am training with Mick Akkawy in Sydney and I have my American team in Miami,” said Kambosos to Fightnews.com®. “Mick Akkawy( Australia) and Javiel Centeno in Miami. I have sparred eighty rounds with Australian middleweight fighters. Big heavy solid guys. Continue reading “Kambosos: I will KO Selby”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #3 lightweight George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr (18-0, 10 KOs) ) is confident he will be victorious by KO on October 31 when…
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Baranchyk-Zepeda to be a WBC eliminator

The WBC has announced that Saturday’s super lightweight clash between WBC #2, WBO #3 rated José “Chon” Zepeda (31-2, 25 KOs) and IBF #4, WBC #6 Ivan Baranchyk (20-1, 13 KOs) in the “Bubble” of the MGM Grand Las Vegas will be a WBC eliminator. The WBC silver title will also be at stake. Baranchyk-Zepeda was originally announced as a ten-rounder. No word if it will be bumped up to twelve rounds. The card will air on ESPN+.

The WBC has announced that Saturday’s super lightweight clash between WBC #2, WBO #3 rated José “Chon” Zepeda (31-2, 25 KOs) and IBF #4, WBC #6 Ivan Baranchyk (20-1, 13…
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Golden Contract final presser heats up

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The fighters all had plenty to say to each other as they took part in their head to head press conferences before Wednesday’s “Golden Contract” event. The card takes place Wednesday at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England, and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports and live in the US on ESPN+.

In the featherweight final, Jazza Dickens takes on Ryan Walsh, while in the super-lightweight final, Tyrone McKenna goes up against Ohara Davies.

Ohara Davies: “McKenna is a bum and a trash fighter. I know it inside but I don’t have to say it and shout it, because on Wednesday I’m going to show it. He’s got Pete Taylor with him, but he won’t be able to save him. He could have Godzilla in the corner and he wouldn’t be able to save him. For an opponent like this I don’t even have to work that hard for this fight, but because I did it means he’s getting knocked out. After he gets knocked out, they should consider going up in weight class because I feel he’s struggling to make weight and this division isn’t for him. Continue reading “Golden Contract final presser heats up”

The fighters all had plenty to say to each other as they took part in their head to head press conferences before Wednesday’s “Golden Contract” event. The card takes place…
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The next PPV card in the queue is Gervonta Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) against Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) on October 24. This bout is unique in boxing history as titles in three divisions are on the line. Santa Cruz holds the WBA featherweight and super featherweight titles, and Davis holds the WBA lightweight belt. The fight will have a weight limit of 130 pounds.
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Today is the deadline for Canelo Alvarez to resubmit his lawsuit against DAZN, Golden Boy, and Oscar de la Hoya. The parties met last week with DAZN reportedly offering Canelo $20 million per fight. The original deal called for $35 million.
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The looming date for the WBC purse bid for the Canelo vs. Avni Yildirim fight is Tuesday, October 6.
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After stopping Duke Micah, WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero dropped to the canvas and did one-armed push-ups. Impressive.
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Quite a lot of good fights in October, with Loma-Lopez leading the pack.
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The WBA super welterweight super title has changed hands in three consecutive fights. Jarrett Hurd to Julian Williams to Jeison Rosario to Jermell Charlo.

The next PPV card in the queue is Gervonta Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) against Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) on October 24. This bout is unique in boxing history…
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Interview: Julian Jackson

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former 1987 WBA light middleweight and 1990 WBC middleweight champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson (55-6, 49 KOs) spoke to Peter Maniatis about his legendary fights with Mike McCallum, In Chul Baek, Terry Norris, Gerald McClellan, Herol Graham and Dennis Milton. He also gave his thoughts on Hall of Fame promoter Don King.

Jackson was unbeaten in 29 fights and had won 27 via KO or TKO when he received a world title opportunity against Mike McCallum which was unsuccessful in 1986 but the following year he stopped South Korean KO artist In Chul Baek to capture the WBA light middleweight championship. Continue reading “Interview: Julian Jackson”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former 1987 WBA light middleweight and 1990 WBC middleweight champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson (55-6, 49 KOs) spoke to Peter Maniatis about his…
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Flores Jr. on the move towards a world title shot

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By Jeff Zimmerman

Rising star, lightweight Gabriel Flores Jr. (18-0, 6 KOs) and his dad, Gabe Flores Sr. who also trains and manages his son, have been quietly making moves in and out of the ring to position Flores Jr. for a world title shot next year. Flores Jr., now 20, was the youngest fighter signed by Top Rank at 16 at the time, has continued to show the promise of a future champion after a stellar amateur career. He continues his pro journey on Sat., Oct. 3rd on ESPN+ against the experienced Ryan Kielczweski (30-4, 11 KOs) as the co-main event of Zepeda-Baranchyk.

Flores Jr. is excited to get back in “The Bubble” in Las Vegas after dominating Josec Ruiz in his first ten rounder in mid-June. Continue reading “Flores Jr. on the move towards a world title shot”

By Jeff Zimmerman Rising star, lightweight Gabriel Flores Jr. (18-0, 6 KOs) and his dad, Gabe Flores Sr. who also trains and manages his son, have been quietly making moves…
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Selby-Kambosos set for Oct 31

Lee Selby will take on George Kambosos Jr in a final eliminator for the IBF lightweight title on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora on October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.

The pair were due to meet in Selby’s native Wales at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff earlier this year in May before the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the event to be postponed, but the rivals now have a chance to lock horns following a spicy build-up over the past few months. Continue reading “Selby-Kambosos set for Oct 31”

Lee Selby will take on George Kambosos Jr in a final eliminator for the IBF lightweight title on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora…
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Lemieux headlines boxing’s return to Canada

Following the authorization by public health authorities to resume combat sports and professional sports events, Eye of the Tiger Management will present its first show since the outbreak of the Covid-19 on October 10. The event will take place behind closed doors at the Center Gervais Auto in Shawinigan, located about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City.

In the headliner, former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (41-4, 34 KOs) will face Francy Ntetu (17-3, 4 KOs). Continue reading “Lemieux headlines boxing’s return to Canada”

Following the authorization by public health authorities to resume combat sports and professional sports events, Eye of the Tiger Management will present its first show since the outbreak of the…
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Charlomania Report Card

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Houston’s Charlo Twins made successful pay-per-view debuts on Saturday in a historic night of boxing as Jermell Charlo unified the WBC, WBA, and IBF 154-pound titles with a spectacular eighth-round knockout against Jeison Rosario in the main event of part two of the first-ever pay-per-view doubleheader live on SHOWTIME PPV from the Mohegan Sun.

Jermell’s 30-year-old twin brother Jermall Charlo defended his WBC middleweight world title for the third time and improved to 6-0 at 160 pounds with a skilled and disciplined unanimous decision victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in the first main event of an unprecedented night of boxing that included five world title bouts and lasted more than 6 1/2 hours. Continue reading “Charlomania Report Card”

Houston’s Charlo Twins made successful pay-per-view debuts on Saturday in a historic night of boxing as Jermell Charlo unified the WBC, WBA, and IBF 154-pound titles with a spectacular eighth-round…
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Charlo KOs Rosario, unifies WBC/WBA/IBF belts

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In a super welterweight world title unification clash, WBC champion Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) took the WBA and IBF belts of Jeison “Banana” Rosario (20-2-1, 13 KOs) by eighth round KO on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Charlo was credited with an early knockdown in round one, although it appeared Rosario’s foot slipped out of the ring. After that, Rosario proceeded to fight pretty well until the end of round six when he was knocked down again. This time he was hurt. A Charlo jab to the belly finished Rosario in round eight. Time was :21.

Charlo said afterward, “I definitely proved that I’m more than just a puncher, but I also showed again that I’m a big puncher. I’d give myself an A tonight. I stuck to my game plan and listened to my coach. Everything we did in camp, I used it in this fight. I pushed myself the whole way through training camp. It’s been a journey for me. I’m bringing the straps home to my family like they told me to. Continue reading “Charlo KOs Rosario, unifies WBC/WBA/IBF belts”

In a super welterweight world title unification clash, WBC champion Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) took the WBA and IBF belts of Jeison “Banana” Rosario (20-2-1, 13 KOs) by eighth…
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Nery beats Alameda for WBC bantam title

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Undefeated super bantamweight Luis “Pantera” Nery (31-0, 24 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Aaron Alameda (25-1, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC super bantamweight title on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Nery looked more tactical and patient under new trainer Eddy Reynoso. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 118-110 for Nery, whose 11 fight KO streak ends.

Nery stated,“Alameda has a nice jab, he definitely connected, but I always felt like I had the fight under control. His defense was good, but at the end I really tightened up my attack and was able to get the victory. Continue reading “Nery beats Alameda for WBC bantam title”

Undefeated super bantamweight Luis “Pantera” Nery (31-0, 24 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Aaron Alameda (25-1, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC super bantamweight…
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Roman survives Payano in WBC eliminator

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In a WBC super bantamweight eliminator, former unified world champion Danny Roman (28-3-1, 9 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over 36-year-old ex-champ Juan Carlos Payano (21-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. 20:1 underdog Payano gave Roman all he could handle, but somehow came up on the short end of a 116-112 3x verdict. Roman appeared to drop Payano right at the final bell, ruled no knockdown. Payano had a large edge in the punch stats for what it’s worth.

“I don’t take anything away from Payano,” said Roman. “I knew it would be a tough fight. He brought everything he could and I took it, made it a fight and came out victorious. Continue reading “Roman survives Payano in WBC eliminator”

In a WBC super bantamweight eliminator, former unified world champion Danny Roman (28-3-1, 9 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over 36-year-old ex-champ Juan Carlos Payano (21-4, 9 KOs)…
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Charlo tops Derevyanchenko, retains WBC belt

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WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over #1-ranked contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Charlo rocked Derevyanchenko at the end of round three. By midway, Derevyanchenko was getting seriously busted up. Derevyanchenko came on in the second half of the fight but it was too little, too late. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 118-110.

“I made my team proud and I did what I was supposed to do. I executed the game plan. Ronnie Shields told me that I passed the test tonight. I’m happy to go back to the drawing board now and figure out what’s next. Continue reading “Charlo tops Derevyanchenko, retains WBC belt”

WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over #1-ranked contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in…
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Figueroa retains WBA belt in war with Vazquez

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WBA super bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa (21-0-1, 16 KOs) scored a savage tenth round TKO over game Damien Vasquez (15-2-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Things looked bad for Vasquez going in. He was a 50:1 underdog and ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. accidentally introduced him as “Aaron Alameda” before the fight. But Vazquez came for war and gave Figueroa all he could handle for early on. By the midway point, the pressure and body attack of Figueroa wore out Vazquez and it turned into a massacre. The bout was finally stopped in round ten. Time was 1:18.

Figueroa said, “I felt good tonight. He was a lot tougher than I expected. I was punishing him to the body and head. I had to switch to lefty because of how he was coming in with his head. I didn’t want to risk a head butt so I boxed him differently. Continue reading “Figueroa retains WBA belt in war with Vazquez”

WBA super bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa (21-0-1, 16 KOs) scored a savage tenth round TKO over game Damien Vasquez (15-2-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in…
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Casimero stops Micah to retain WBO bantam title

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WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero (30-4, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided three round beatdown of Duke Micah (24-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Casimero dropped Micah in round two and referee Steve Willis waved it off to save Micah from further punishment after being wobbled in the third. Time was :54.

Casimero stated, “I worked hard and got the win tonight. In the first round I saw the body shot hurt him and thought I could get him out right away, but he’s a good boxer who was undefeated for a reason. Continue reading “Casimero stops Micah to retain WBO bantam title”

WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero (30-4, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided three round beatdown of Duke Micah (24-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville,…
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Taylor: I’ll whoop Ramirez’ ass all day long

After retaining his title via first round KO Saturday night WBA/IBF unified super lightweight champion Josh Taylor is now in line to face WBC/WBO world champion Jose Ramirez in early 2021 for the undisputed championship.

Taylor said, “One hundred percent, I want Ramirez next. He’s a very good champion, unbeaten like myself, hungry, on top of his game. I thought the Postol fight, it wasn’t a very good performance at all. I do feel he can perform better than that given the circumstances. Again, I wasn’t impressed with what I’ve seen from him. Again, I want that fight now. I believe I’ll whoop his ass all day long. Continue reading “Taylor: I’ll whoop Ramirez’ ass all day long”

After retaining his title via first round KO Saturday night WBA/IBF unified super lightweight champion Josh Taylor is now in line to face WBC/WBO world champion Jose Ramirez in early…
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Briedis dethrones Dorticos, wins WBSS

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Former world champ Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision to dethrone IBF cruiserweight champion ‘The KO Doctor’ Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) and win the WBSS Ali Trophy final on Saturday night at Plazamedia Studios, Munich, Germany. Both fighters were wary of the other’s power and avoided toe-to-tie exchanges. Plenty of hard shots landed by both, but Briedis was more cagey and pulled away to a 117-111, 114-114, 117-111 verdict.

“It’s been a long journey,” said Briedis. “I’m thrilled to finally get my hands on the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Dorticos was as tough and strong as expected, but after a few rounds I could figure out what he was going to do. Continue reading “Briedis dethrones Dorticos, wins WBSS”

Former world champ Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision to dethrone IBF cruiserweight champion ‘The KO Doctor’ Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) and win the…
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